El Paso Scene August 2013

A monthly guide to community entertainment, recreation and culture in the El Paso/So. NM/Juarez area
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AUG. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • AUG US T 2 0 1 3 www. epscene. com Your monthl y gui de to communi ty entertai nment, recreati on & cul ture “Feel the Music” by Tracy Love (El Paso Scene Cover Award) “Speed” by Carlos Monzon “Weary” by Cynthia Beamer 2013 International Eye of the Camera Exhibition Aug. 2-31 at the Crossland Gallery 500 W. Paisano UTEP’s Centennial Countdown Page 25 Page 2 El Paso Scene August 2013 Discover the Dinosaurs’ — The award- winning hands-on exhibit including up to 60 ani- matronic and museum quality dinosaur replicas Aug. 2-4, at El Paso Convention Center. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit only admission: $17; $15 seniors 65 and older; $12 ages 2-12; free for ages (includes exhibit, Dino Dig, Dino Den, Dino Theater, Dino Coloring Area, and Scavenger Hunt). Exhibit plus admission: $20 (includes exhibit, unlimited Dino rides, mini golf, inflata- bles. Gem and fossil mining and face painting available for an additional charge. San Ignacio Kermess — St. Ignatius Church, 408 S. Park (near Downtown in Segundo Barrio) will celebrate its 108th year beginning nightly at 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Aug. 2-4 with carnival rides, children’s games, music and dancing, gorditas and more. Admission is free. Information: 532-9534. The church will also host exhibits on its histo- ry and “The Year of Faith.” Border Beer and Wing Fling — The beer and buffalo wing festival is 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. featuring food and live music. Tickets: $10 (Ticketmaster). Danza de los Voladores de Papantla — The renowned Voladores de Papantla from the state of Veracruz, Mexico, will give perform- ances of their high flying acts at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at El Paso Museum of Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain Road. The museum hours for the day are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $5 (age 6 and younger free). Information: 755-4332 or elpasotexas.gov/arch_museum. The group of five Totonac Indians perform a ritualistic dance atop a 70-foot high pole. There will also be additional entertainment by local music and dance groups, refreshments, and access to the museum’s galleries. Mexican Food Downtown Cookoff — The annual world cook-off is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3-4, in Cleveland Square, 510 N. Santa Fe, with area restaurants competing in three categories: tacos, enchiladas and open dish. Hosted by KLAQ, KROD, KISS radio sta- tions. Admission: $3($5 for two-day pass avail- able at area 7-11 Alon stores); free for ages 2 and younger. Food coins available for $2 each. A folklorico dance championship is Saturday. Rock N’ Roll Mariachi competition is Sunday. Rock The Fort — Fort Bliss MWR’s sum- mertime concert extravaganza is Saturday, Aug. 3, at Biggs Park, featuring live bands, a beer garden, food and drink vendors, the 5th annual Car and Bike Show and more. Featured acts are Stars in Stereo, P.O.D. and Flyleaf. 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; $10 for beer garden admission (21 and older only; includes 10 beer samples). Information: 588-8247 or blissmwr.com. El Paso Dodge Ram Dealers Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo —The 84th annual rodeo is Aug. 8- 11 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. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10-$20 (Ticketmaster). Fiesta de San Lorenzo — The annual cele- bration at San Lorenzo Catholic Church in Clint is Saturday, Aug. 10. Procession begins at 3 a.m. around the San Elizario Parish to San Lorenzo with recitation of Rosary, hymns and matachines. Mass begins at 5 a.m. in honor of San Lorenzo with a bilingual mariachi mass at 10 a.m. followed by a procession around the fiesta grounds. Admission is free to all events. Information: 851-2255. The event includes food, games, rides, mat- achines, loteria, raffle tickets and live music. ‘Pete’s Eats’ tailgate party – El Paso Museum of History hosts a tailgate party cele- brating UTEP and its centennial 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Cleveland Square Park, with tailgate food provided by El Paso restau- rants. Proceeds benefit the museum’s 2014 AUGUST 2013 El Paso Scene Page 3 August 2013 Please see Page 5 AUGUST INDEX Roundup 3-12 Behind the Scene 4 Scene Spotlight 8 Here’s the Ticket 15-18 Music, Comedy 18-20 Dance 14 Taking a Look Back 28 History Lessons 33 Sports 21-23 Viva Juárez 13 Feature: Centennial Countdown 25-28 Summer Fun for Kids 30-33 Nature 31-32 At the Museum 29-30 SW Art Scene 34-36 Gallery Talk 37 El Paso FishNet 38 On Stage 38 Stage Talk 39 Keep on Bookin' 40 Film Scene 41-43 Liner Notes 44 September Preview 45 Advertiser Index 46 Subscription Form 46 Page 4 El Paso Scene August 2013 C ongratulations to Tracy Love for winning the El Paso Cover Award in the 2013 International Eye of the Camera Exhibition showing this August at the Crossland Gallery (at the Art Junction), 500 W. Paisano. The open- ing reception will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. One of our other cover award winners, from last year’s “El Paso Scenes” exhibit at the Sunland Art Gallery, is Marina Savitsky for her “UTEP” painting. We opted to use it as the main artwork for this month’s feature story about the upcoming UTEP Centennial. The story by Lisa Tate begins on Page 25. * * * Speaking of the UTEP Centennial, for me the greatest cause of celebration will be the completion of the Centennial Plaza. Anyone who has tried to navigate the UTEP campus this summer has faced an obstacle course of detours and dead ends, as the heart of the campus has been closed due to construction. Maybe that just UTEP’s way of getting people used to walking. The transformed campus will be designed to keep cars out of the central area and encourage stu- dents, faculty, staff and visitors to walk or bicycle instead. The official dedication of the Centennial Plaza is not scheduled until next summer or fall, although parts of it should be opening as soon as this fall. It will be exciting to see the final results of the campus construction projects. I already brag to outsiders about the UTEP campus being one of the most attractive universities in the United States. The decision nearly 100 years ago to use Bhutan as the architectural theme of the campus has paid off exquisitely. With the new plaza and other improvements, we will have even more to brag about. * * * This month is also a countdown of sorts for El Paso Scene, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary with the September 2013 issue. So this August issue is No. 240 — the completion of the first 20 years. For our anniversary issue, we’ll take a look back at some of the changes in El Paso’s cultural/recreational land- scape since the first issue in 1993. The September issue also will feature our 13th annual Performing Arts Guide, a preview of the all the seasons of the area’s performing arts organizations. * * * One of the biggest challenges of putting out the Scene each month is trying to fit as many events as possible into the “new- shole” —the space available for listings, columns and stories. That’s determined by advertising, so in a slower month like August, the newshole shrinks. Advertising rebounds in the fall, which is fortunate because the number of events in those months also soars. When it comes to cutting our listings to fit the space available, we give top priori- ty to specific events scheduled for the month. The items that are mostly likely to get cut are listings that don’t have any- thing new for that month, such as certain museums, galleries, club meetings, etc. However, we do keep all those items on our website. If you want to see the uncut version of our listings, all you need to do is go to epscene.com, and click on the categories listed under “El Paso Scene Monthly” on our home page. On the other hand, if all you want to know are what events are going on in a particular week, click on the weeks listed under “El Paso Scene Weekly.” You can also sign up to get each week’s events by email by clicking on the “Weekly Newsletter” box, also on our home page. © 2013 Cristo Rey Communications Randy Limbird Editor and Publisher (915) 542-1422 Albert Martinez Advertising & Circulation Director (915) 920-7244 Lisa Kay Tate Associate Editor (915) 542-1422 ext. 4 Editorial Associates: Yvonne T. Herrera, Will Summers Circulation Associates: Randy Friedman, Gil Garza Contributing Writers: Carol Viescas, Brian Chozick, Myrna Zanetell, John McVey Middagh Walter Schaefer, Jay Duncan Subscription Form is on Page 46 Visit El Paso Scene Online at www.epscene.com sponsored by Phidev, Inc. August 2013 El Paso Scene is published by Cristo Rey Communications as a monthly guide to entertainment, recreation and culture in the El Paso area. Copies are provided free at selected locations. Subscriptions are $10 a year, sent by 3rd class mail. Circulation: 42,000 copies. El Paso Scene P. O. Box 13615 El Paso, Texas 79913 PH: 542-1422 FAX: 542-4292 Office: 316 Arboles, El Paso TX 79932 E-mail: [email protected] Deadline for news for the September issue is Aug. 19 The September issue comes out Aug. 28 Giants Gallery. Admission: $25. Information: Jim, 351-3588. Beat the Streets Car Show — The car show and concert, featuring Latin Grammy- winning headliner Don Omar, is 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Cohen Stadium. Admission: $35 ($25 military). Information: 400-7811 or stilettoproductionsinc.com. St. Nicholas Greek Festival —The 26th annual festival of vibrant Greek culture is Aug. 23-25 at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, 124 S. Festival. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $1. Information: 833-0882. Food is always the star of the show at the Greek Festival. Lamb will be roasted Greek style on a spit. Dinner plates offeredalong wtih a la carte items, including pastries. Llive Greek music and dances are also fea- tured. Fiesta de las Flores —The Hispanic Cultural Center presents the 62nd annual festi- val Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano, with food, vendors, music, dances and more. Events begin at 6 p.m. Information: 533-3730 or fiestadelasflores.org. Selection of the Fiesta Queen is 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Military Appreciation Day is Sunday. Featured performers include country and western performers Jayron Weaver and Ashley McBryde Friday and Sunny Ozuna & Sunliners, Natajja and Johnny Hernandez Saturday. Latino Music Festival — The inaugural music festival featuring Puerto Rican, Cuban, Mexican, Dominican Republic and Panamanian music begins at 1 p.m. Aug. 30-Sept. 1, in Downtown, with food vendors, souvenirs, arts and crafts, car show and carnival. Tickets: $10- $20 depending on day ($5 kids) (ticketbully.com). Socorro Entertainment Center annual car show —Sublime with Rome and Dirty Heads headline the annual Car Show Saturday, Aug. 31, at 11200 Santos Sanchez (off Socorro Road, 4.5 miles southeast of Loop 375). Gates open at 1 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com. Sun City Regional Classic — The body building, figure and bikini championships are Saturday, Aug. 31, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Ticket information: (575) 649- 6789, (915) 449-7688 or hfprodonline.com. (Ticketmaster). Southern New Mexico Las Cruces Tour de Beer — The beer- lovers fair is noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28, at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds (off I-10 west of Las Cruces). Sample beers from several area brew- eries. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the gate; includes souvenir Pilsner glass and sam- ples from more than 100 beers (under 21 free with parent or legal guardian). Information: (575) 522-1232 or LasCrucesTourDeBeer.com. Live entertainment includes The Liars, Phat Souls, Derrick Harris Band and EKIZ. Silver City Clay Festival — The “down to earth” art fest is July 27-Aug. 4, throughout historic Downtown Silver City, N.M. with juried art shows, clay workshops, demonstra- El Paso Scene Page 5 August 2013 August Roundup Cont’d from Page 3 1071 Country Club Rd. Ste T 915.584.1018 www.ptelpaso.com www.ptelpaso.com When it comes to your fitness ... it’s PERSONAL OrIando Andrea Josie FideI Victor Tracy Paco Mayra Please see Page 6 tions, guest lectures, youth activities, tours, films and more. Many activities are free; cost varies for workshops. Information/schedule: (575) 538-5560 or clayfestival.com. Workshops feature internationally known artists such as North Carolina potter Ben Owen III, Mata Ortiz potters Diego Valles and Carla Martinez, and tile maker Stephani Stephenson. Other workshops featured in natu- ral building, adobe labyrinths, meditation with clay and cooking in Oaxacan pottery. Free film and lectures also offered. Tours include Gila Cliff Dwellings, mining and archaeological sites and the handmade tile fac- tory, Syzygy Tileworks. Timberon Blues and Bar-B-Que Festival — The Timberon Development Council’s weekend celebration is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 27-28, in Timberon, N.M. with barbecue, arts and crafts booths, food vendors, blues music and more. Beer and wine garden all day Saturday and afternoon Sunday. Bring a lawn chair (no coolers inside gates). Admission: $15 per day (20 percent off for active duty military; free for ages 12 and younger). Information: (575) 987-2464 or timberonbluesfestival.com. Mescalero PRCA Pro Rodeo - Bronco busting, barrel racing, bull riding, rodeo clowns and more are part of the action at the rodeo, 7 p.m. Friday and 6 Saturday, Aug. 2-3, at Inn of the Mountain Gods, in Mescalero, N.M. Admission is $10 (Ticketmaster). Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com. Old Lincoln Days — The annual celebration of Lincoln’s Wild West heritage is Aug. 2-4 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 fea- tures 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 billythekid- pageant.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. Pageant admis- sion: $6 ($2 ages 6-12; free age 5 and younger). Art & Wine in the Cool Pines — The wine and art festival is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Sacramento Mountain Historical Museum in Cloudcroft, N.M. with art, wine, food and live music. Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Information: (575) 682-2932 or cloudcroftmuseum.com. Lincoln County Fair — The 60th annual fair is Aug. 5-10, at the County Fairgrounds at 5th and Hwy 48 in Capitan, N.M. Admission is free. Information: (575) 648-2311. Silver City Gun Show — The 33rd annual show is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10-11, at the National Guard Armory, 11990 US 180, Bayard, N.M. Buy-sell-trade displays for guns, knives, ammo, turquoise jewelry, coins, reloading equipment, western and military memorabilia and more. Admission: $4 (children 12 and younger free with adult). Sponsored by Gila Fish and Gun Club. Information: (575) 388-2360. Otero County Fair — The 74th annual fair and rodeo is Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 14-17 at the fairgrounds in Alamogordo, N.M. Rodeo performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, followed by country street dances at 10 p.m. Gate admission: $2. Information: (575) 434-0788 or oterofair.com. The fairgrounds are off U.S. 54 on the north side of town, across from White Sands Mall. The annual parade is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, on Tenth Street. Wild West Show and Dance is 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, with music by the Griffin Brothers, Mexican Trick Roping, mounted cow- boy shooting, bronc riding, roping games and more. Admission; $8 ($5 12 and younger). Alamogordo Idol competition is Thursday, Aug. 15, in the arena. Audition fee is $10; spectator admission is $2. Run to the Copper Country Car Show – The 21st annual car show is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Gough Park in Silver City, N.M., with vendors, refreshments, raffles, oldies music and a trophy winner parade. Sponsored by Copper Country Cruizers. Admission is free; registration is $35 per car. Information/registration: (505) 388-3468, (575) 556-1055 or coppercountrycruizers.com. Registration is 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Holiday Inn Express, 1103 Superior. Hhot dog burn at 5:30 p.m. and Oldies dance 6 to 8 p.m. Great American Duck Race — The annual running of the ducks is Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 22-25, in Deming, N.M. Admission is free for spectators, and anyone can be a duck racer for just $5. The ducks are provided; don’t bring one. Call for entry forms. Information: (888) 345-1125, (575) 544-0469 or demingduckrace.com. The Tournament of Ducks Parade is at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Deming. Live Duck Races and Water Races are noon to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday at McKinley Duck Downs. Duck Race eliminations and finals are 3 p.m. Sunday. Other events: • Duck Royalty Pageants are at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the DPS Auditorium. • Duck Mart vendor booths are open all day Friday through Sunday at the Courthouse Park. Carnival events begin at 4 p.m. Friday and con- tinue all day Saturday and Sunday. Live enter- tainment noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. • Kickoff Breakfast is 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Courthouse Park. $6 per plate. • Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension is 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Deming Soccer Field. • Slow Pitch Tournament runs all day Saturday and Sunday at the Hooten Complex. • The Great American Tortilla Toss is 2 p.m. Saturday, the Great American Outhouse Race is 5:30 p.m. on Silver Street. • The Great American Horseshoe Tournament is 10 a.m. Saturday. Washers Tournament is 10 a.m. Sunday in Courthouse Park. Cloudcroft Labor Day Fiesta — The annual family party is all day Friday through Sunday, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, on Burro Avenue in Cloudcroft. The event includes live music, games, a sidewalk sale, food, street dance, wild west show and more. Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733 or 1-866-682- 8777 or cloudcroft.net.. 24-hour Paintball Scenario Game — WinkeyDoodles Inc. hosts the 24-hour scenario game, “Storming Normandy,” Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept.1, at Mountain Park Trout Farm in High Rolls, N.M. Paintball teams August Roundup Cont’d from Page 5 Please see Page 7 El Paso Scene Page 6 August 2013 and individuals participate in this annual event with camping and games over 40 acres. Registration: $65 (includes two nights camping, entry and event t-shirt). Information: (915) 877-2110 or winkeydoodles.com/highrolls. All-American Gun & Western Collectible Show — The annual show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31- Sept.1, at the Ruidoso Convention Center. Hundreds of guns, gun-related items, Indian artifacts, knives, cowboy gear and more will be on display. Proceeds benefit Lincoln County charities. Admission: $5 (free for age 12 & under free). Age 18 and younger must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Information: (575) 257-6171 or trekwest.com/gunshow. Harvest Wine Fest — The New Mexico Wine Growers Association presents its 2013 Labor Day Weekend festival noon to 6 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las Cruces. Admission: $15, includes souvenir wine glass; under 21 free accompanied by par- ent of legal guardian. Monday is Military Day, with $3 discount for active duty with ID. All adults must have valid ID, regardless of age; designated drivers encouraged. No pets, cool- ers or open containers allowed. Information: (575) 522-1232 or wineharvestfestival.com. The festival features wines produced by 16 of New Mexico’s leading wineries, available for tasting and purchase, plus live entertainment each day, specialty foods, arts and crafts, grape stomp contests and more. Featured entertainers begin at noon and 3 p.m. daily. Saturday’s performers are Radio La Chusma and Nosotros; Sunday’s are Eli James Band and Josh Grider; Monday’s performers are Soulshine and Locomotion. To get to the fairgrounds, take I-10 West toward Deming, then take the fairgrounds exit and follow the signs. Hatch Chile Festival —The “chile capital of the world’s” 42nd annual celebration is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, at the Hatch Airport on N.M. Hwy 26, 1 1/2 miles west of Hatch, featuring vendors, carnival rides, arts and crafts, chile food and ristra tying and painting demonstrations, live music, beer gar- den and fresh roasted Hatch green chile and contests. Admission: $5 per carload. Information: (575) 267-5483 or hatchchilefest.com. Live music begins at noon both days with Yarbrough Band performing Saturday and Sunday and Desert Wind Band at Saturday night’s country dance. ‘Rolling Stones’ Gem and Mineral Show — Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society’s 30th annual show in Silver City, N.M. is Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at the Grant County Business and Conference Center, 3031 Hwy 180 East, in Silver City, N.M. The show offers guided field trips, vendors, silent auctions, exhibits and demonstrations. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Admission is free. Information: rollingstones- gms.blogspot.com. Rockhounding trips depart at 9 a.m. each day, with new educational trips at 1 p.m. each day. Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts 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. West Texas Big Bend Ranch Rodeo — The annual WCRA rodeo is Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9- 10, at the Sul Ross State University S.A.L.E. arena, Hwy 90 E, in Alpine. Area cowboys compete for cash and prizes in various events. Performances begin at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. both days. Admission: $8 (free for children under 12). Information: (432) 364-2696 or bigben- dranchrodeo.com. Marfa Lights Festival —The 27th annual festival that pays tribute to Marfa’s mysterious lights is Friday through Sunday, Aug. 30-Sept. 2 in Marfa, Texas. Activities over the Labor Day Weekend include food and crafts booths, a main street parade, contests, concerts and street dances in the Presidio Courthouse area. Vendor booths are open at 5 p.m. Friday, plus all day Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: (432) 729-4942, 1-800-650-9696 or [email protected]. Web: marfacc.com/todo/marfalightsfest. Three-time award winner AJ Castillo per- forms at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Vizcaino Park as part of the 27th annual Marfa Lights Festival. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the gate; available at ballroommarfa.org or mar- facc.com. Information: (432) 729-3600. The annual parade is 10 a.m. Saturday, with street dances Friday and Saturday nights. The Marfa 5K Run begins Saturday morning on Highland Avenue. Details to be announced. Bazaars and fairs Johnny Lolita’s Thieves Market — Johnny Lolita’s Coffee Shop, 3200 S. Highway 28 in La Union, N.M. hosts a handmade, vin- tage/retro, industrial art and flea market 8 a.m. to noon the first weekend of each month (Aug. 3-4) in the parking lot. Information: 929- 4008 or johnnylolitas.com. Farmer’s Market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third and fourth Sunday (Aug. 18, 25). Johnny Lolita’s red barn building offers hand- crafted coffees, treats and cold drinks. El Paso Psychic Fair —The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-11, at the Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway (at Boeing). Admission: $5 for both days (private readings not included with admission). Free admission with active duty military I.D. Information: 345- 6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com. Mission Trail Art Market — Area artisans and craftspeople display their fine arts and crafts during the 5th season for the monthly open-air market 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, in the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza at the San Elizario Chapel, 1500 Main in San Elizario. Food and drink concessions and entertainment. Pistoleros de San Elizario will perform a Billy the Kid breakout reenactment at 1 and 3 p.m. at the old county jail. Admission is free. Information: 851-0093 or mission- trailartmarket.com. 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. The market now includes a Farmers’ Market with regionally grown agricultural products. Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 12th annual market runs 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays. This “producers El Paso Scene Page 7 August 2013 August Roundup Cont’d from Page 6 Please see Page 8 Page 8 August 2013 only” market runs through mid-October and features quality farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans. Only products grown directly from the producer allowed. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3. From El Paso, take Race Track Drive across the Rio Grande and across McNutt Road (NM 273), continue past the post office and turn left on Ardovino. Franciscan Festival of Fine Arts — Holy Cross Retreat Center, 600 Holy Cross Road in Mesilla Park, will showcase the works of about 75 area artists 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1. The event includes an enchilada dinner, food vendors, a silent auction, a raffle, live music, and a beer garden. Admission is free; donations taken at the door. Information: (575) 524-3688 or franciscanfestival.org. St. Anthony’s Bazaar — The 50th annual Labor Day weekend festival is noon to 11 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, at the St. Anthony’s Seminary, 4501 Hastings (at Crescent). The event offers food, games and live entertainment hosted on the grounds of a Franciscan seminary. An evening mass is planned for Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 566-2261. Mercado Mayapan Farmers’ Market — La Mujer Obrera and Centro Mayapan host the market 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at Café Mayapán, 2000 Texas. Local and naturally grown produce, and Mexican fair-trade artisan- ry for sale. Breakfast and lunch available. Information: 217-1126 or mujerobrera.org. Something for everyone Last Thursdays — The Downtown event includes art exhibitions, food trucks, culinary tastings, live artist demonstrations and per- formances, and live music. on the last Thursday of the month. July 25 hours are 8 to 11 p.m.; Aug. 29 hours to be announced. Last Thursdays is a collaboration of mARTket: Bring It Downtown and the Downtown Arts District. Admission is free to most events and the public is invited. Information: 541-4280, epdowntow- narts.com or facebook.com/EPDAD. Admission may be charged at some venues; free at most others. Venues include museums, nightclubs, galleries and coffee houses. Additional events for July 25: • Cocktail Party reception at Hal Marcus Gallery is 7 p.m. • A MoonGlow Ride hosted by Chuck Lauser of Chuck’s Bicycle Repair is 9:30 p.m. through downtown and Sunset Heights. Raffle for a tune up also held. Last Saturdays —Various restaurants and bars in Downtown El Paso join together for special activities 3 p.m.-2 a.m. on the last Saturday of the month (July 27, Aug. 31). Events include a block party, wine tastings and live bands. Information: 400-2294, down- townelpaso.com or meltdownep on Facebook. Cuisine Journey of Downtown El Paso — The “tapas and mixed plate” food touring event is 6 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, throughout Downtown El Paso. Visit four downtown restaurants and sample their dishes and off menu items. All ticket holders will be notified five days in advance with detailed directions to the meet up location via email. Learn more on facebook at TapasMixedplate. Cost: $50 (drinks not included). Information: (512) 827-6985 or tapesmixedplates.com. LIGHT Center — The community benefit organization at 810 Gato Road hosts monthly events for the community. All listed events begin at 7 p.m. Information: 231-0066 or sob- [email protected]. • Happiness Unlimited series is the first and third Friday of the month (Aug. 2 and 16). • An introductory session for workshop, “You can Heal Your Life” based on philosophy of Louise Hay is Tuesday, Aug. 6. • Pranic Healing review is the second Thursday of each month (Aug. 8). • Indian Vegetarian cooking class on second Friday of the month (Aug. 9). • A Full Moon Meditation is Tuesday, Aug. 20. • “The Gentle Way Yoga for All” are every Monday and Wednesdays. BIG Latch On-El Paso — The celebration of World Breastfeeding Month is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 3, at Bassett Place Mall (next to food court), 6101 Gateway West, to help raise awareness of breastfeeding by joining mothers all over the world breastfeeding at the same time. Hosted by the Bi-National Breastfeeding Coalition. Participation is free. Information: borderbreastfeeding.org or biglatchon.org. Concussion Symposium of West Texas — Spine & Rehab Specialists host the sympo- sium 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at UTEP’s Larry K. Durham Center (next to the Sun Bowl), to educate the community on the dangers of concussions and their effects. Open exclusively to healthcare professionals, coaches, athletic trainers and school nurses and school administrators. Cost: $150 physicians (includes CME credits); $100 physical therapists; $75 athletic trainers; $50 coaches and other. Information: 562-8525. Featured are three nationally-recognized speakers: Dr. Christopher Giza, Pediatric Neurologist at UCLA, Dr. Jacob Resch, brain injury expert from UT-Arlington, and Bill Bates, former NFL player for the Dallas Cowboys. Latinitas — The nonprofit dedicated to empowering Latina youth offers regular cre- ative expression workshops, exhibits and more. All classes are at 10935 Ben Crenshaw, #207, unless otherwise listed. Information: 219-8554, [email protected] or LasLatinitas.org. Creative Chicas Saturday classes are 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays. Girls in grades 4-8 meet for multimedia arts workshops. Video series Aug. 3-24. Cost: $15 (four classes). Teen Media Academy for girls age 13 and older is 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 5-7. Cost: $20. A Quince and formal dress fair is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Madrinas are accepting gently used quinceañera dresses to benefit deserving girls. The Aim High Conference is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, with presentations by local women leaders. A Quinceañera Planning Workshop is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. Cost: $10 (includes planning kit). Information: 219-8554 or [email protected]. Etiquette classes — Joann Wardy School of Etiquette and Enrichment offers various classes taught by Wardy, an etiquette consultant with more than 25 years of experience. Information: 355-0992 or [email protected]. Web: elpasoetiquette.com. Two-classes are offered 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, and include a 5-course tutorial luncheon on Wednesday. The Tuesday class is Basic August Roundup Cont’d from Page 7 Please see Page 9 El Paso Scene Plaza Classic Film Festival — The El Paso Community Foundation’s 6th annual classic and ”semi-classic” movie festival in the Plaza’s Main Theatre, Philanthropy Theatre and outdoor Festival Plaza Aug. 1-11 with special guests Rita Moreno, Angela Cartwright, Margaret O’Brien and more. Page 48. Crossland Gallery — Showing Aug. 2-31 at El Paso Art Association’s gallery is the 2013 International Eye of the Camera Exhibition and Sale with 26 photographers from Texas, New Mexico, and Chihuahua, Mexico. Gala opening is Aug. 2. Rock The Fort — Fort Bliss MWR’s sum- mertime concert extravaganza is Aug. 3 at Biggs Park with headliners P.O.D. and Flyleaf and Stars in Stereo. Page 2. Sunland Winery — Painting and tasting classes are offered the Aug. 16-17 at the winery in Art & Frame Mfg. in Sunland Park. Live music Thursdays through Sundays. Page 10. Movies in the Canyon —The 5th annual free movie season at the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater is every Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-Oct. 19. Page 24. ‘The Gondoliers’ — The Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El Paso celebrates its 44th season with the comic opera Aug. 16- 18 at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Page 4. The Music of Led Zeppelin — Classic rock meets classic orchestra with El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s tribute to the rock legends Aug. 24 at the Plaza Theatre. The orchestra will perform classic Zeppelin songs such as “Kashmir,” “Black Dog” and “Stairway to Heaven.” Page 4. ‘Restless Heart: The Confessions of Augustine’ – Open Arms hosts the only public widescreen showings of the film in El Paso Aug. 25 at El Paso Cinemark Tinseltown. Page 5. Hal Marcus Gallery – The Gallery joins the Last Thursday Downtown activities Aug. 29, with live painting and more. An online sum- mer sale runs through August. Page 43. Sunland Art Gallery — Showing in August is “Placita Santa Fe’s Best,” featuring work of gallery members, at the gallery’s new loca- tion in Placita Santa Fe. Page 17. Minerpalooza 2013 — UTEP’s 23rd annual back-to-school bash and pep rally is Sept. 6 in the center of UTEP’s campus with fall sports teams, games, information booths live entertainment and family activities. Page 26. Serata Lirica III — Mariko Reider, a long- time El Paso music teacher, pianist and vocal- ist, hosts “An Evening of Beautiful Music” Sept. 7 at the Chamizal National Memorial. Page 9. Chile Pepper Challenge — The El Paso Bicycle Club’s annual Big Ride is Sept. 29 with ride distances of 100, 62, 40, 22 and 10 miles beginning and ending at La Viña Winery in La Union. Page 41. Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 12th annual “producers only” market runs Saturday through mid- October with goods by farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans. Page 28. El Paso Exploreum —The city’s first “liv- ing laboratory” museum for children pre- sented by Lynx Exhibits is now open with The High Tech Hot Spot, Airport Adventure, Old El Paso Village, STEAM Ahead, and the new Bubbles, Water and Sand activity sta- tions. Page 45. The Grocery Gallery – The gallery hosts foreign movies on Thursdays, Friday night karaoke, Saturday art workshops and other special events. Page 7. Southern New Mexico Lynn Anderson – One of the Billboard’s Top-10 most successful female country artists for all-time record sales performs Aug. 23, at Flickinger Center for Performing Arts in Alamogordo. Page 3. Las Cruces Museum of Art —Showing through Aug. 24 is “The Floating World,” Ukiyo-e Prints from Lauren Rodgers Museum of Art, with 50 works from the Edo period (early 20th century) of Japanese histo- ry. Page 29. Harvest Wine Fest — The New Mexico Wine Growers Association presents its Labor Day Weekend festival Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds near Las Cruces. Page 23. ‘Rolling Stones’ Gem and Mineral Show — Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society’s 30th annual show is Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at the Grant County Business and Conference Center in Silver City. Page 43. ‘Pickamania!’ — Mimbres Region Arts Council celebrates folk, bluegrass and Americana acoustic musical traditions Sept. 13-15 in Gough Park, Silver City. Page 19. Gila River Festival — The Gila Conservation Coalition will host its annual river festival, “The Gila River is In Our Hands,” Sept. 19-22 at various locations in Silver City. Page 9. Fort Bayard Days —The annual two-day living history festival is Sept. 20-21 at Fort Bayard, six miles east of Silver City, with games, reenactments and other family activi- ties. Page 7. Red Dot Studio Tour —Silver City’s Red Dot galleries hosts its annual tour Sept. 20- 22, with demonstrations and open house events at 19 studios. Page 27. Silver City summer events — Page 27. August events in Silver City include the Silver City Clay Festival, Copper County Cruizers Car Show, Signal Peak Challenge mountain bike race, Fire in the Hole golf tournament and Chicano Music Festival. September events include Taste of Downtown, Red Hot Children’s Fiesta, and Southwestern Festival of the Written Word. Fountain Theatre — The historic theatre in the Plaza in Mesilla, hosts nightly screen- ings, plus weekend matinees. Page 42. Scene Spotlight highlights events advertised in this issue. Page 9 August 2013 El Paso Scene Etiquette Skills; the Wednesday session is Dining Skills for Success. Classes are offered Aug. 6-7. Cost is $195 per two-day class. Mass for Peace and Reconciliation — Pax Christi El Paso will host its annual mass at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 at Saint Luke’s Catholic Church, 930 E. Redd , commemorat- ing the 68th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan in August 1945. Celebrant and homilist is Father Bill Morton, a Columban missionary and U.S. Navy veteran. Admission is free and individuals of all faiths are invited. Information: 740-3962. Pax Christi El Paso is affiliated with Pax Christi USA, a Catholic peace movement. Monthly meetings are at 6:45 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Centro Mujeres de la Esperanza, 1101 Birch. All are invited. ‘Teaching the Holocaust’ — A Holocaust Curriculum Workshop for all educators is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15, at El Paso Holocaust Museum, 715 N. Oregon with Ephraim Kaye-Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel. RSVP by Aug. 1; space is limited. Cost is free for workshop and materials. Information/RSVP: Jamie Williams, 351.0048 ext. 28 or [email protected]. Vashem’s teacher training workshop is on “Echoes and Reflections: A Multimedia Curriculum on the Holocaust.” The workshop and materials are free. Smut Slam— Queer Pulp El Paso hosts an evening of positive sexuality and smutty story- telling 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 16, at Joe Vinny and Bronson’s Bohemian Cafe, 824 Piedras. Following a poetry-slam format, partic- ipants are given the chance to sign up and share five minutes of true, real-life sexual adventures; stories can be funny, poignant, sexy, raunchy, whatever, but they should be sexually focused and genuine. Adult prizes awarded for top sto- ries of the night. Ages 18 and older only. Admission: $3 suggested donation. Information: 255-9172 or on facebook at qpelpaso. Humane Society ‘Yappy Hour’ — The Humane Society of El Paso host a happy hour for dogs and their owners “back by popular demand” 4 to 8 p.m. the third Saturday of each month (Aug. 17), at Aceitunas Beer Garden, 5200 Doniphan. All dogs must be well-behaved and on a leash.$1 from every drink sold goes to the society. Information: 532-6971 or hselpa- so.org, or 845-2277 or aceitunaselpaso.com. Tardeada Ranchera — Golden Bears Social Club hosts the tardeada 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison, with music by Rhapsody. Doors open at 5 p.m. Refreshments available; prizes for the Best Costume. Cost: $15. Information: 755-4038 or 772-4643. Dr. Cesar Lozano — The motivational speaker will host a Spanish language presenta- tion on “Por El Placer de Vivir” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at UTEP’s Memorial Gymnasium. Tickets: $30, $40 and $50 (Ticketmaster). Healing Conference — Abundant Living Faith Center, 1000 Valley Crest, hosts its 36th annual Labor Day weekend conference Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Services are 5 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 6 p.m. Sunday. Family fun night follows with food, car- nival games and more. Nursery, children and youth classes provided. Admission is free. Information: 532-8543 or alfc.com. Riverside High band reunion — Riverside High School Band members from 1975 to 1982 who had Mr. Rivera as their band director will have a reunion 8 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Monica’s Cafe, 3130 Lee Trevino. Reservations (by Aug. 15): $20 (includes dinner, tea, and beer until the first keg runs out); BYOB with a setup fee. Send reser- vations to 7140 Ramada, 79912. Information: 383-8971. Scenic Sundays — Walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters are invited to enjoy Scenic Drive, from Rim Road to Richmond, free of traffic 6 to 11 a.m. Sundays. Dogs on leash per- mitted. Admission is free. Information: 541- 4416 or [email protected]. Family to Family Class — National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) hosts the second stage of a free course for family care- givers of individuals with severe mental illness 9 a.m. to noon beginning Saturday, Sept. 7, at Family Service, 6040 Surety, as part of a 12- week class. Information: 534-5478, [email protected] or nami.org. GED classes — High School Equivalency Program and UTEP host free GED classes for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their immediate families Mondays through Fridays at UTEP’s Graham Hall, Room 206, 500 W. University. Class times are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; or 9 a.m. to noon and 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday (flex times). Open enrollment. Information: 747-5567 and studentaffairs.utep.edu/hep. For a good cause Quince Project Dress donations — Latinitas Inc. is accepting donations of new and gently used quinceañera dresses for deserving area girls at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 3, at Latinitas Headquarters, 10935 Ben Crenshaw, Suite #207. The Quince Project is a grassroots group aimed at helping girls who cannot afford to have a quinceañera. Quince Project members participate in leader- ship workshops and plan a group quince cele- bration. To coordinate a dress donation, con- tact 219-8554 or [email protected]. Information: quincegirlproject.blogspot.com. Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet — El Paso Branch of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People hosts its annual awards banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, Building 11199 on East Fort Bliss. Scholarships will be awarded to El Paso students, and awards will be given to area residents who have contributed outstanding service to the community. Information/cost: 751-6490 or naacpelpaso.org. The El Paso NAACP branch is the oldest branch in the State of Texas. This year’s guest speaker is Attorney Gary Blesdoe, President of the Texas State Conference of NAACP Branches. School Supply Drive — Latinitas Magazine is taking school supply donations through Sept. 1 to benefit low-income girls enrolled in their after-school programs. Backpacks, binders, paper, notebooks, scissors, markers, pens, glue sticks and other basic school and art supplies are being collected at the Latinitas headquarters, 10935 Ben Crenshaw, #207, during regular office hours. Information: 219- 8554, 239-5051 or [email protected]. Web: laslatinitas.com. August Roundup Cont’d from Page 8 Serata Lirica III An Evening of Beautiful Music featuring Opera Arias, Duets and Famous Melodies Saturday, Sept. 7, 6 p.m. Chamizal National Memorial 800 S. San Marcial Free Admission Ìnformation: 532-7273 Guest of Honor: Gretel Suetterlin Featured Artists: Angelo Ferrari International Tenor Mariko Y. Reider Contralto Paulina Dominguez Soprano Dr. Ezequiel Meza Accompanist Please see Page 10 Warrior Bike Run — Bikers Hollow, Desert Jewels and The Grapevine host the inaugural run benefiting Wounded Warrior Project is 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, in Las Cruces, with stops at Q’s, Hurricane Alley, Chope’s, De La Vega’s grill and starting and ending at the Grapevine Plaza. After party, dinner and fashion show follows. Cost: $20 sin- gle rider; $30 couple (after party only $10 at the door). Information: (575) 405-0045, biker- shollow.com, desertjewelsinc.com or grapevineplaza.com. Encores and overtures — El Paso Opera’s kicks off its 20th anniversary season with the fundraiser at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Camino Real Ballroom, 101 S. El Paso. Ticket information: 581-5534 or epopera.org. Fort Bliss Anyone entering Fort Bliss must have a valid driver’s license, car insurance and registration. Check beforehand to see which gates are open to the public. The Robert E. Lee Gate at Airport and Airway is usually always open. Bunco at Pershing Pub — The historic Pershing Pub will host Bunco nights at 6 p.m. select Thursdays.Cost: $10 (includes Bunco buy-in with theme snacks included). Age 21 and older invited; reservations recommended. Information: 781-6809. • Aug. 8: Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend • Aug. 15: Cowgirl Round-Up • Aug. 22: Bunco and the City. Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club — Rifle and pistol shooting competitions are held almost every weekend at the Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club — visitors can watch for free, food avail- able at the clubhouse snack bar. To get there: Take Railroad Drive to Deer; turn right. Information: 568-2983. Weekly shooting matches are 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7-Sept. 11, open to shooters age 12 to adult. Finals are Sept. 18. Cost: $20 per 50 targets. Ages 12-17 must complete the range safety course before participating. • Trap matches are Aug. 7, 21, Sept. 4. • Skeet matches are Aug. 14, 28, Sept. 11. Relocation Fair — Army Community Service (ACS) will host the annual “Bienvenidos a Bliss” Relocation Fair 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center showcasing resources from various Fort Bliss support agencies. Soldiers and their families have the opportunity to meet with both on-post agencies and off-post busi- nesses. Admission is free. Information: 569- 4227 or blissmwr.com. Friday at The Fire — Fort Bliss’s Freedom Crossing hosts free live music featuring local performers 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays, at the out- door fireplace. Information: 564-5311 or free- domcrossingatfortbliss.com. Old Fort Bliss — Building 5054, corner of Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The Old West days of the “Soldiers of the Pass” are relived through replicas of the original adobe fort buildings and military artifacts, Magoffinsville Post 1854 to 1868. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free. Information: 568-4518 or 588-8482. The 3rd annual Traders Market runs 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 27 (except for federal holidays), with market produce, jams and eggs, arts and crafts and seasonal goods. Club news STEP Ministry — The Singles Ministry (Singles Together Experiencing Purpose) at Exciting Immanuel Baptist Church, 1201 Hawkins, offers events for all single adults. Cost varies depending on event. Information: Tom Walker, 449-6909 or tomw@spotlightep- news.com. Web: myimmanuelchurch.com. • El Paso Diablos game Sunday, Aug. 4 (6:05 p.m. game time). • Saturday, Aug. 10: Movies and lunch at Fort Bliss’s Freedom Crossing. Meet in the PX area for lunch at 1 p.m. and to pick movie. Call Tom for movie ticket information. Germania Club —The Germania Club of El Paso’s monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the Soldatenstube (German Club), Robert E. Lee Road, Building 5095, Fort Bliss. Newcomers always welcome. Information, reservations: 595-1108 or 755-5471. Singles in the Son - Open to Christian sin- gles ages 25 to 45. All denominations welcome. Membership is free. Information: Andy, 471- 1997 or [email protected]. (Events subject to change.) • Saturday, Aug 3: Dinner and bowling • Sunday, Aug. 4: Music Under The Stars • Saturday, Aug. 10: Dinner and Plaza Classic Film Festival • Saturday, Aug. 17: Dinner and a movie • Saturday, Aug. 31: Cookout. Woodworkers Club of El Paso —The club’s monthly meeting is 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 3228 Sacramento (back of building). Thalia Howard will present a video on making of a bandsaw box. A members’ show-and-tell segment follows. Admission is free. Information: 760-6536 or 564-5915. Westside Welcome Club —Information: westsidewelcomeclub.com. The club’s monthly coffee is 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Stein Mart, 7410 Remcon Circle. No RSVP required. The monthly luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Coronado Country Club. Program features Rosa Guerrero with folklorico dancers. Cost: $20. Reservations: 845-1896. Paso del Norte Quilt Guild — The guild’s regular meeting is 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at University Presbyterian Church, 224 N. Resler. A workshop follows the meeting at 9:30 a.m. Meetings are the second Saturday of every month. Anyone interested in quilting is welcome; no experience needed. Information: 581-9821. L’Alliance Française d’El Paso — The nonprofit cultural institute, founded in 1964, promotes French culture and offers fran- cophiles the opportunity to use the French lan- guage in a variety of activities. Information: 585-1789, 355-4598 (Spanish), afofelpaso.com or on facebook at AllianceFrancaiseElPaso. Adult classes begin Aug. 19. Children’s class- es begin Aug. 24. The Alliance is one of more than 1,000 Alliances Francaises in 138 countries around the world, and participates in this network by offering French classes for adults and children throughout El Paso in small groups and spon- soring cultural events. Discover El Paso — The nonprofit group, founded in 1973, is dedicated to promoting things to do and see in and around El Paso. Information: discoverep.org. The monthly luncheon is noon Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Holiday Inn Airport, 6655 Gateway West. August Roundup Cont’d from Page 9 Page 10 August 2013 KERN PLACE 206 Cincinnati 532-9483 WEST SIDE 865 N. Resler (at Resler) 760-6000 EAST SIDE 1879 N. 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Includes art supplies. • Cartoon Mania, (age 6-8), afternoons, July 30-Aug. 2. • Print and Reprint, mornings for age 6-8 and afternoons for age 9-12, July 30-Aug. 2. “Museum Looks and Picture Books” Family Classes are 2 to 3 p.m. every other Thursday (July 25, Aug. 8 and Aug. 22) and for preschoolers (age 3-5) and their parents/care- givers. Cost: $24 ($20 member) for one adult and child; $6 second child ($5 members). Kids and Dogs Training Camp — ReidSan Dog Training Center, 840 Reidsan Grove, in Canutillo (near the Outlet Mall), offers camps for ages 9 to 16 and their dogs age 6 months or older Camps are 5 hours over two Saturday sessions, 8:30 to 11 a.m. each day. Final start date is July 27. Kids learn to properly care for their dog by licensed educa- tors. Topics include obedience, agility, groom- ing, housebreaking, good manners, nutrition and dog tricks. Pre-registration required. Cost: $97.50 ($48.75 additional person in same fami- ly). Information: 877-DOGS (3647) or reidsan.com. Feminine Fuerza Camp — The interactive camp for young women 13 to 19 is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, July 29- 31, at Women’s Intercultural Center located at 303 Lincoln, in Anthony, N.M. The camp encourages young women to think about the best ways to improve themselves and achieve their goals in life. Topics to include fitness and disease, self-sufficiency and nutrition as well as college preparation. Admission is free (includes continental breakfast and lunch). Information: (575) 882-5556. Summer Zoo Camp — The weeklong camps for ages 6 to 10 are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday through Aug. 2, at the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano. Campers will learn about conservation and experience live education animals, behind-the-scenes tours, crafts, games and more. Cost: $100 per week (includes t-shirt and snacks). Advance registra- tion required. Information: 532-8156 or elpaso- zoosociety.org. This year’s final two camps of the season: • Przewalski’s Wild Horse” camp is July 29- Aug 2. • “Prehensile-tailed Porcupine,” camp is Aug 5-9. El Paso Exploreum Summer Camps — El Paso Exploreum, 300 W. San Antonio, hosts its weeklong summer camps, including the new Harry Potter Camp, with hands-on activities, games, take-home craft projects and more through Aug. 23. Each camp, geared to ages 6-12, runs Monday through Friday. Morning (9 a.m. to noon) and afternoon (1 to 4 p.m.) ses- sions offered. Admission: $100 per camp; campers booking all six get one free. Multiple child and military discounts available. Registration deadline is the Tuesday prior to each camp. Information/registration: 533-4330. Register online at ElPasoExploreum.org. • The New Super Gross camp is Aug. 5-9, with fake poop cookies, and on super soaker Friday (wear a swimsuit). • Engineer It — Learn about K’Nex, Legos, Popsicle sticks and building with things like gumdrops and string. Mornings Aug. 12-16. • Super Simple Science: Learn copper penny chemistry and floating bowling ball physics, and campers make expanding elephant toothpaste, outrageous ooze, lava lamps and glitter globes. Ages 8 and older only. Afternoons Aug. 19-23. • In Around the World in Five Days: Campers visit a dozen world cultures through games, stories and crafts like African drums, Brazilian rainsticks, and Australian boomerangs. Afternoons Aug. 19-23. • Cowpoke Western Camp: Learn about cow- boys and cowgirls, horses and the rodeo through projects like paper bag vests, stick horses and other Old West themed crafts. Afternoons Aug. 5-9. • Harry Potter: Campers design wands, play games and make crafts; create concoctions, plant seeds and learn about magical creatures, both real and mythical. Afternoons Aug. 12- 16. • Our Amazing Earth: Learn about the environ- ment, energy conservation, alternatives to fossil fuels and the importance of “going green” by making a solar oven from an ordinary pizza box and playing games. Mornings Aug. 5-9. History Summer Day Camp — El Paso Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe, offers summer camps through Aug. 23 for ages 7 to 13. All camps are 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday. Cost per camp: $70 ($55 muse- um members). Registration on a first come, first serve basis, space limited. Information: Sue Taylor, 351-3588 or [email protected]. Online registration at elpasotexas.gov/history. Camps include adventurous outdoor activities, arts and crafts workshops, museum games and more. All camps are from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost per camp is $55 for museum members and $70 for non-members. Space is limited and early registration is recommended. For registration information, contact Sue Taylor at 351-3588 or [email protected]. • Pirates on the Rio Grande is Aug. 6-9 for ages 9-13. Make play swords, pirate flags, elect a captain, learn about treasure coins, and enjoy food of the islands. • Night in a Real Museum camp (for ages 9-13) session II is Aug. 20-23. Make and marbleize paper, work with leather, create historic char- acters, and more. A sleepover is Friday 6 p.m. to Saturday 8 a.m. with fun, games and pizza at night. Take a flashlight tour through the muse- um galleries and meet the museum’s friendly ghosts. Kids’ Summer Art Classes — Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, hosts beginner/intermediate and watercolor classes for ages 5-12, Aug. 6-12, presented by Patricia McNamara. Call for times. Cost: $75 per child per week (with their own supplies); $100 per child per week (sup- plies provided). Sibling rates available. Information: (575) 589-0653. Dancer’s Studio Summer Camp — Dance camps for all levels of dancers age 4 and older run 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Aug. 9, at Dancer’s Studio of El Paso, 5380 N. Mesa Ste. 111 (at Festival). Camps offer jazz, aerial dance, hip hop, tumbling, jazz funk, fitness games and performances. Camp themes are “Broadway,” El Paso Scene August Roundup Cont’d from Page 10 Please see Page 12 El Paso Scene Page 12 August 2013 “Hoop Dance,” “Be a Model” and “Circus.” Afternoon classes offered year-round. Information: 222-6634 or dancersep.com. Hip-hop Drop-In classes are 7:30 p.m. Mondays. Tennis West Tennis Camps — Tennis West Sports and Racquet Club, hosts its sum- mer camps for youth of all ages and skill levels Tuesdays through Fridays, through Aug. 16. Times are 10 to 11:30 a.m. for beginners, 11:30 to 1 p.m. for intermediate level and 2 to 4 p.m. advanced. Participants instructed in games, drills, simulated point play and strategy from skilled teaching pros. Cost per two-week session: $78 beginner and intermediate; $98 advanced. Information: 581-5471 or tennis-west.com. Tiny Tot camp for ages 3-5 is 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, through Aug. 16. Participants enjoy drills, skill techniques and professional tennis instruction. Cost: $40 ($35 members) for two-week session. Area attractions Western Playland — The amusement park is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M. across from the racetrack. Tickets: $18.57, plus tax (pay one price); $5 non-rider admission. Individual ride tickets are $2.50. Information: (575) 589-3410 or westernplayland.com. Take Sunland Park Exit 13 from I-10. Now open is the park’s newest roller coaster, The Hurricane. Hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Friday through Aug. 23; 3 to 10 p.m. Saturdays, July 27, Aug. 3, 10 and 17; 2 to 9 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 24 and 31; 3 to 9 p.m. Sundays, July 28, Aug. 4, 11 and 18; and 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. September hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 7 p.m. Sundays. The park also will be open 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2 (Labor Day). Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — The copper-domed casino offers slot machines, and video-machine versions of poker, keno and other games. Hours are 10a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sun- land-park.com. To get there, take the Sunland Park exit from I-10, go south (left turn coming from Downtown) and follow the signs. Sunland Winery — Located at Art & Frame Mfg., 1769 Victory Lane in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 6 p.m. to midnight Thursday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: (575) 589-1214. Jack Welch, saxophone, performs Thursdays and Saturdays. Sweetwater band performs Fridays and Sundays. Free wine tasting. Painting and tasting classes are offered Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-17; call for details. Wet ‘N’ Wild Waterworld — The water park at 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10 at Exit 0) is open daily through the summer months. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Individual tickets: $21.99, plus tax; $18.99 or age 4-12; $2.99 age 1-3. Parking is $2 per car. Season passes available for $39.99. Limited number of discount tickets available at El Paso Circle K stores and Las Cruces Pic Quick stores. Information: 886-2222 or wetwild.com. Indian Cliffs Ranch —The working cattle ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo, longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse. Information: (915) 544-3200 or cattle- manssteakhouse.com. Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery — 430 La Viña Road (off NM 28 between markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. Tasting room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Live music most Saturdays. Information: (915) 241-4349 or sombraan- tigua.com. Tigua Indian Cultural Center —305 Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta Mission. The center features a museum on the Tigua tribe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 859-7700, ysletadelsurpueblo.org. Native American Dances are performed 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Fresh Indian bread is on sale at the center, which also offers family-operated gift shops, featuring jewelry, pottery and other crafts. Wyler Aerial Tramway — Texas’ only pub- licly accessible mountain tramway gives passen- gers a view of two countries and three states (Texas, New Mexico and Chihuahua) from Ranger Peak, elevation 5,632 feet. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 years and under. Tickets sales stop one hour before clos- ing. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday through Thursday. Information: 566- 6622. To get there: Take Alabama to McKinley and turn toward the mountain. La Viña Winery — New Mexico’s oldest winery is just across the state line from El Paso, at 4201 S. NM Highway 28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Information: (575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com. The tasting room and patio are open for sales and tasting of wines from 12 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday (closed Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5. A daily tour is offered at 11:30 a.m. by appointment only; the $10 fee includes tasting. Licon Dairy — The dairy’s gift shop popular for its homemade asadero cheese products is located at 11951 Glorieta Road in San Elizario and is open 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The dairy also features a petting zoo and fishing hole. Admission is free, with a nominal charge for fishing hole use. Information: 851-2705 or licondairy.com. San Elizario Historic District — The dis- trict at 1500 Main Street in San Elizario on the Mission Trail features four art galleries, seven artists studio/galleries, three gift shops, the Historic San Elizario Chapel, the Portales Museum and the Veteran’s Museum. Most loca- tions open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 851-0041, 594-8424 or SanElizarioHistoricDistrict.com. Self-guided walking tours and guided tour of 17 historical sites also offered, including the Chapel, Old El Paso County Jail (where Billy the Kid broke out a friend in 1876), the old Grist Mill and more. Free guides available at all galleries and museum. Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tast- ings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday. Information: 877-4544 or zinvalle.com. Free Music Sundays are 1 to 4 p.m. selected Sundays featuring local talent. Bring a picnic. August Roundup Cont’d from Page 11 El Paso Scene Page 13 August 2013 All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz. Alianza Francesa de Cd. Juárez — Calle Tlaxcala #2644 Col. Margaritas (at Ignacio Ramirez). Admission is free. Information: 6391011 (Tania Bonfil) or ciudadjuarez.af.org.mx. Admission is free. • Cinema Club presents French movies with Spanish subtitles are shown at 7 p.m. every other Friday. July 26: La llave de Sara. Aug. 9: Asterix y Obelix vs el Cesar. Aug. 23: Pacto del Silencio. • Renown photographer Adrian Caldera will exhibit his art at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. Live music by composer/guitarist Enrique Acosta. Estadio Jaime Canales Lira — Av. Vicente Guerrero at Gregorio M. Solis (near Cordova Bridge). Tickets at donboleton.com. General admission sold at the door. Komander performs in concert with La Sonora Skandalo, El Shaka and La Tremenda Banda Friday, July 26. Tickets are 100 pesos and up. Information: 1 35 6676 and 4192816, or donboleton.com. Museo del Chamizal — Chamizal Park, Juárez (next to the Bridge of the Americas). The museum features an exhibit of pre- Columbian artifacts, as well as paintings and sculptures from well-known local and interna- tional artists. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free except as listed. Information: 611-1048. • Arte en el Parque is 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 27 and Aug. 31. Food, arts and crafts, and activities for children. Admission is 40 pesos (30 pesos for children). Information: 611-2390 or arteenelparque.com. The event is held on the last Saturday of the month through September. An exhibit of clay sculpture by Jose Gonzalez “The earth artist” is at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. Centro Cultural Paso del Norte —Av. Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the Red Cross. Information: 1730300 or ccpn.com.mx (Facebook: ccpnteatro). Tickets for many events sold at donboleton.com. • Los Niños Virtuosos del Caucaso, from Asia, perform choral music and dance at 7 and 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. • Sesame Street Live is presented at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4. • The comic play Toc Toc by Laurent Baffie is performed at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. • Theater production of “¿Quien me puede ayudar?” is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. El Rincon De Ana Lucia — Blvd Tomas Fernandez 8215-2A (lower level in front of Torres Campestre building). The restaurant and gallery is owned by artist Eli Morales. Monthly cocktail artist reception is at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, featuring an art exhibition and also celebrating the restaurant/gallery’s first anniversary. Admission is free. Bazar Del Monumento — The weekly bazaar is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Benito Juárez Monument downtown, Vicente Guerrero and Constitucion Avenues. Art, antiques, books and more sold and traded. Gimnasio Bertha Chiu — Av. Morelia two blocks east of Carretera Panamericana (Av Tecnologico and five minutes south of Parque Central. Zumba Master Class, featuring Martin Mitchel from Italy and Pedro Camacho, is at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. Registration at 6 p.m. Cost: 150 pesos in advance, 200 peso day of event. Information: Gilda Arroyo, 3793635. La Peña De Sancho Panza — Vicente Guerrero e Ignacio Ramirez back of Parque Borunda. Artist Veronica Rico presents an exhibit of paintings, “De la Musica al Lienzo,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Centro de Exposiciones Cuatro Siglos — Calzada del Rio 8989 (at Florida, near Bermudez Industrial Park). The 3rd annual “Expo MRO The Business Connection” for maquila suppliers is 10 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 7-9. Exhibits include tools, automation, maintenance, packaging, transportation, plastic injection and more. Free and open to the public. Information: 6253248 or 2077957. Free transportation to and from El Paso offered Thursday, Aug. 8. Bus (look for Expo MRO sign) leaves the El Paso Convention Center at 9 a.m. and leaves the Expo at 3:30 p.m. Museo de INBA — Circuito Jose Reyes Estrada, Zona Pronaf. The museum is celebrat- ing its 50th anniversary this year. Admission is free. Information: 616-7414. Continuing all month: Bienal Cd. Juárez/El Paso Biennial 2013, featuring works by over 40 artists living and working within 200 miles of the US/Mexico border. The exhibit is the third biennial co-sponsored by the El Paso Museum of Art. Museo de la Revolucion de la Frontera (MUREF) — Old Customs House, Zona Centro, Av. 16 de Septiembre at Ave. Juárez. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Information: muref.org, inah.org or Facebook. Showing all month is an exhibition of the archaelogical zone of Altavista, Zacatecas, with photos and pottery. Permanent exhibitions in nine rooms highlight the Mexican Revolution. Displays include the Francisco Madero carriage, Pascual Orozco hat, Francisco “Pancho” Villa displays and a scale model of Juárez-El Paso during the Mexican Revolution. Cibeles Convention Center — Av. Tomás Fernández 8450, between Calle Portales and Antonio J. Bermudez, Zona Campestre. Expo Boda and Quinceañera is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. More than 50 booths. Door prizes include a quinceañera and wedding party at Cibeles. Admission: 50 pesos (25 pesos children under 13). ‘Por Amor al Arte’ —The radio show, covering all aspects of the arts in Juárez, airs 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays on 860 AM. The show includes music, interviews, reviews of events, recommendations of books and movies, hosted by Hogla Lizeth Olivas. Information: 806Noticias.com.mx. Radio Cultural Milenio — Alfonso “The Duck” Quiñones hosts the radio program devoted to the cultural world in Juárez at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays on 640 a.m. — Juárez correspondent Walter Schaefer 2 022988 ([email protected] or [email protected]) El Paso Scene August 2013 Page 14 Dancing in the City — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department and Conventions and Visitors Bureau concludes its 4th annual outdoor dance concerts 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at Arts Festival Plaza, featuring Ivon Ulibarri and Cafe Mocha (salsa). Dance lesson is 7 to 8 p.m. Admission is free; no outside food or drinks. Information: 541- 4895. ‘Pasión Flamenca: Amor Gitano’ — Gallegos y Baile Flamenco! one of the Southwest’s premiere flamenco troupes, pres- ents the traditional flamenco show at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, with flamenco version of highlights from Spanish playwright and composer Manuel de Falla’s “El Amor Brujo.” Tickets $15 at the door (cash only). Information: 755-1414. UTEP Summer Dance workshops — The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance hosts this year’s dance workshops “Creative Territories: Exploring Contemporary Technique, Choreography, and Improvisation” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 29-Aug. 2 and Aug. 5-9, featuring professional guest instructors. Workshops end with an informal performance at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Cost: $150 for one week; $280 for both. High school and group rates available. Information: Lisa Smith, 747-6509 or [email protected]. The July 29-Aug. 2 session for intermediate to advanced dancers features instructor Lina Puodzi-ukaite-Lanauskiene, Dean of Dance at the Ciurlioniomm conservatory of the arts in Vilnius. The Aug. 5-9 session for intermediate to advanced dancers features instructor Lauren Tietz, dance maker, experimental film- maker and interdisciplinary artist from Austin, Texas. The Aug. 5-9 session for beginner to inter- mediate dancers features instructor Andrea Vazquez, a performer, choreographer and edu- cator who currently serves as a visiting assistant professor at UTEP. ‘Christmas After July” A Nutcracker for All Seasons’ — Expressions Dance Academy performs selections from the Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and other dance pieces from around the world at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2-3, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 727-3168. Buenos Aires Night — Paso del Norte Tango club hosts a summer dance, “The Golden Age of Tango Dress (1920s-40s)” 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 3, at Shundo Dance Studio, 2719 N. Stanton. Prize for Best Dressed. Pot luck dinner begins at 8:30 p.m. (bring a side dish; brisket and chimichurri pro- vided); live music 9 to 11 p.m. Cost: $15 per person. Information: 532-2043, 490-4956 or pasodelnortetangoclub.com The club hosts a weekly dance class 8 p.m. Saturdays at Shundo Dance Studio followed by Milonga (dance party) through 11 p.m. Beginners welcome, partners not necessary. Cost: $7. Tea Dance — USA Desert Dancers host a tea dance to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at Shundo Dance Studio, 2719 Stanton, with Latin, country, rhythm, swing and ballroom dancing. No partner needed. Admission: $10 ($7 members; $5 age 7 and younger); includes dance lessons. Information: Diana, 487-9396, Nellie (please text), (575) 405-7961 or desert- danceusa.com. Desert Dancers is a nonprofit organization organized and operates exclusively for charita- ble and educational purposes. Contra Dance —The Southern New Mexico Music and Dance Society’s contra dance is 8 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in Las Cruces. The dance begins with beginners’ lessons at 7:30 p.m.; no partner needed. The Aug. 16 theme is Hawaiian Luau; caller is Lonnie Ludeman. Cost: $6 ($5 age 17 and younger). Information: (575) 522-1691 or snmmds.org. The contra dances are old-time dances done in long lines, accompanied by live, Appalachian- style music. Ballet company auditions —Open ballet auditions for Olga’s Russian Ballet School, 631 N. Resler, are Thursday, Aug. 22 and 29. Audition times are 3 p.m. for boys age 7-10 and 4 p.m. for girls age 12-19 (with pointe technique experience). Information: 408-3405 or balletelpaso.com. Champion Studio — The studio presents its annual “Folklórico Summer Fiesta” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Chamizal National Memorial Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial, with a colorful and cheerful representation of tradi- tional Mexican dances. Admission is free. Information: 593-2729. El Paso Ballroom Dance Academy — The dance studio, 7220 N. Mesa, offers week- night classes in Argentine Tango, Salsa, 2-step, Rumba, Swing, Bachata, Giros and Sacadas; and Milonga. Call for schedules. Information: 585- 0090 or danceelpaso.com. Salsa Tuesdays include beginner and interme- diate lesson 8-9 p.m. and dance practice 9-10 p.m. Cost: $10 per person. Salsa Social is 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday, July 27 and Aug. 31, with music by DJ Louie. BYOB. $5 cover. Elena Baker Tango — Ms. Baker Ballet and Studio,1815 Trawood, Ste B, host tango lessons 9 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 6-27. Cost: $7 per lesson; $20 per month. Information: 740- 1392 or on facebook at “elenabakerdance.” Belly Dance classes — Belly dance classes with Nisreen available for all ages at Mind Body Studio, 631 N. Resler, Suite B201. Nisreen is trained in Turkey, Egypt and Morocco. Information/registration: 204-7228. Kids classes for age 5-9 are 4 to 5 p.m. Fridays. Cost: $5 per class. Classes for age 10-15 are 1:30 p.m. Saturdays; call to register. Classes also offered for ages 15 and older 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Northeast YWCA, 9135 Stahala. Cost: $7 per class (special rate available for YWCA members). Belly dance classes — Kareesha Willow, who has more than 10 years’ teaching experi- ence, hosts belly dance classes for all levels 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at El Paso Conservatory of Dance, 1060 Doniphan Park Circle, Suite H. Cost: $30 per month ($10 drop ins). Information: 585-6825 or [email protected]. For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster, call 1-800-745-3000 or go to ticketmaster.com. UTEP Ticket Center number is 747-5234. Pan Am Center Box Office is (575) 646-1420. Many clubs sell tickets through ticketbully.com, hold- myticket.com or other ticket websites listed. Unless indicated, prices listed do not include service charges. ‘Arrival: The World’s Greatest Abba Show’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra pres- ents the music of Abba at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at The Plaza Theatre, performing hits like “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Waterloo” and “Take A Chance On Me.” The show fea- tures original musicians from the hit Swedish pop supergroup. Ages 5 and older welcome. Tickets: $30, $45, $60 and $75 (Ticketmaster). Banda Carnival — Popular Mexican band Calibre 50 will headline the live music event at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $40. (Ticketmaster) Josh Abbott — The country star returns at 10 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Whiskey Dick’s, 580 George Dieter. Early arrival recommend- ed. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets $20; available at (ticketbully.com). Information: 921-9900 or whiskeydickselpaso.com. Marcos Witt y Somos Adoradores — The Grammy-winning Christian singer and pas- tor performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Abundant Living Faith Center, 1000 Valley Crest. Tickets: $20 general admission (limited amount of reserved tickets available for $40). Advance will call tickets online at alfc.com. The Music of Led Zeppelin — Classic rock meets classic orchestra with El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s tribute to the rock leg- ends at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Plaza Theatre. The orchestra will perform classic Zeppelin songs such as “Kashmir,” “Black Dog,” “Good Times, Bad Times,” “All of My Love” and “Stairway to Heaven.” Tickets: $30, $45, $60 and $75 (Ticketmaster). Information: 532- 2776 or epso.org. Amplified by a full rock band and accompa- nied by singer Randy Jackson’s screaming vocals, creator Brent Havens guest conducts the ensemble as they capture Led Zeppelin’s “sheer blast and power,” riff for riff while churning out new musical colors. The Alan Munde Gazette — The leg- endary banjo player gives a rare Las Cruces performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, in the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Ticket information: (575) 649- 1595 or (575) 523-1223. End of Summer Freestyle Jam— The show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Don Haskins Center features Latino R&B, pop and hip hop acts from the late 1980s and early 1990s. Featured acts are Cover Girls (“Show Me”), George Lamond (“Bad of Heart”), Company B (“Fascinated”), TKA (“One Way Love”), Pretty Poison (“Catch Me I’m Falling”), Rockell (“In a Dream”), Soave (“Crying over You”), David Torres of Nice & Wild (“Diamond Girl”), and The Rios Sisters (“Hold Me”). Opening the show are DJs Mickey Garcia and David Madrid. Tickets are $25, $35 and $50 (10 percent discount for students, military and seniors), plus service fees. Available through Ticketmaster and the UTEP Ticket Center. Information: 922-9383. Sun City Music Festival — The 3rd annual electronic music festival is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Two-day general admission passes: $100. VIP passes (age 21 and older only) are $140; include deck viewing, rapid entry and VIP bath- room use. Passes available online at suncitymu- sicfestival.com. Saturday’s headliners are Armin Van Buuren and Steve Aoki, and Sunday’s headliners are Tiesto and Alesso. Other performers include John Digweed, Dillon Francis, Borgore Brodinski, Crizzly, Flosstradamus, Gesaffelstein, Baauer, Adventure Club, Danny Avila, Candyland, Cassy, Dedorro, Droog, Eats Everything, French Fries, GTA, Just Blaze, Killpan’s, Deniz Koyu, Le Castle Vania, Sebastian Leger, Stefano Noferini, Ookay, Markus Schulz, Scuba, Seven Lions, Tur, Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike and Zomboy. Luis Miguel — The famed Mexican crooner brings “The Hits Tour” at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, to UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $49.50, $69.50, $99.50, $125.50 and $199.50 (Ticketmaster). Throughout his career, Miguel has released 21 albums, sold more than 60 million records worldwide, broken attendance records in each of his world tours, and been lauded with five Grammy Awards as well as four Latin Grammys. Revered throughout Latin America, he is often referred to as “El Sol de México.” Bill Burr — Comedian Bill Burr performs Thursday, Sept. 12, at Abraham Chavez Theatre (rescheduled from Aug. 3). Having first gained notoriety for his recurring role on the second season of Chappelle’s Show, Burr developed a comedic style of uninformed logic that has made him a regular with Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon. One of the most popular comedy podcasts on the web, “Bill’s Monday Morning Podcast,” is an off-the- cuff weekly rant. Tickets: $25 (Ticketmaster). ‘Abbey Road’ — The Beatles tribute concert kicks off Showtime! El Paso’s 80th anniversary season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Information: 544- 2022 or showtimeelpaso.com. Other shows include: • Thursday, Oct. 24 — “Back to the Future,” modern twist to the music of Beethoven and Bach • Thursday, Dec. 5 — The Gothard Sisters, Irish fiddle and stepdancing An Evening with Blondie — The leg- endary rockers Blondie will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Plaza Theatre, as part of their national tour. Tickets: $36.50- $76.50 (Ticketmaster). Led by lead singer Deborah Harry and gui- tarist Chris Stein, Blondie was a pioneer in the early American new wave and punk scenes of the mid-1970s. They were regarded as an underground band in the United States until the release of “Parallel Lines” in 1978. Over the next three years, the band achieved several hit singles including “Call Me,” “Atomic” and “Heart of Glass” and became noted for its eclectic mix of musical styles incorporating ele- ments of disco pop, rap, and reggae, while retaining a basic style as a new wave band. Blondie was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll El Paso Scene August 2013 Page 15 Please see Page 16 Hall of Fame in 2006 and has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. The band marks its 40th anniversary in 2014. Rascal Flatts — The country band’s “Live and Loud Tour” is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at NMSU’s Pan American Center, in Las Cruces, with guest The Band Perry, and “The Voice” Season 3 winner Cassadee Pope. Rascal Flatts took 14 singles to the top of the Country charts and will perform some older hits as well as new music from their eighth studio album, “Changed,” which debuted at No. 1. Tickets: $49.50, $62.50 and $69.50 (Ticketmaster). Eli Young Band — The Academy of Country Music Awards nominees for Top New Vocal Group of the Year perform at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. Tickets: $25; a Tricky Falls Box Office and Outlets (Bowie Feathers, Maria’s Closet, Eloise, All That Music, Side Door Liquor Store, and Horse-n-Hound Feed-n-Supply), and online at holdmyticket.com and ticketbully.com. Johnny Craig — The alt rock singer per- forms at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the War Room, 204 N. Mesa, with Mod Sun, Kyle Lucas, Hearts and Hands and Bleach Blonde. All ages show. Tickets: $15 (ticketbully.com). ‘Straight, No Chaser’ – The superstar a capella group kicks off the Broadway in El Paso season at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Plaza Theatre. Individual tickets to be announced; available through Ticketmaster. Season ticket information: 231-1111 or thep- lazatheatre.org. Other upcoming shows: • “Million Dollar Quartet” – 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 • Green Day’s “American Idiot” – Monday, Dec. 9. Nine Inch Nails — The industrial rock band led by Trent Reznor brings its “Tension 2013” Arena Tour at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center with special guest Explosions in the Sky. Nine Inch Nails’ latest full-length album, Hesitation, comes out in September featuring the single “Came Back Haunted.” Tickets: $39.50-$89.50 (Ticketmaster). Aaron Carter — The former teen pop icon performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. All ages show. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door; available in advance at Bowie Feathers, Maria’s Closet, Eloise, All That Music and trickyfalls.com. Limited number of VIP tickets offered for $65. Disney Live! ‘Three Classic Fairy Tales’ — The Disney family brings the timeless stories of Cinderella, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs and Beauty and The Beast to the stage Dec. 27-29, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Showtime is 7 p.m. Friday, and 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $20, $25, $30 and $40 (Ticketmaster). Information: dis- neylive.com. Jeff Dunham— The comedian/ventriloquist returns to NMSU’s Pan American Center Thursday, March 13. Details to be announced. (Ticketmaster). Venues & series Socorro Entertainment Center — Speaking Rock’s indoor concert venue is at 11200 Santos Sanchez (off Socorro Road, 4.5 miles southeast of Loop 375). Admission is free, unless other listed. Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com. Sublime with Rome and Dirty Heads headline the annual Car Show Saturday, Aug. 31. Gates open at 1 p.m. Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe performs Saturday, Oct. 12. Metal band Lamb of God performs at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Doors open at 9 p.m. Age 18 and older welcome, unless listed otherwise. Advance tickets usually available at Happy House, All That Music, Pizza Joint, the Headstand and online at holdmytick- et.com. Tickets for some shows may be ticket- bully.com. Tickets are regularly $3 more for ages 18-20. Information: 356-0966 or thelow- browpalace.com. • Roadkill Ghost Choir — The Florida indie folk-rock band performs Tuesday, July 30. Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 at the door. • William Tyler — The Nashville guitarist and member of Lambchop performs Monday, Aug. 5. Tickets: $8 in advance; $10 at the door. • Sargent House Tour — The tour featuring Asiwyfa (As So I Watch You From Afar) and TTNG (This Town Needs Guns) is 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, with Mylets and The Recovery Mission. Tickets: $8. Supernite DJ sets: • Duke Dumont — 9 p.m. Friday, July 26. Tickets: $18. • Bicep — The Irish DJ duo performs at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9. Tickets: $12. • Simian Mobile Disco — 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22. Tickets: $22. The Sun City Fetish and Fantasy Ball is 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, with burlesque review, kinky photo booth, live bands, and more. Tickets: $10 ($13 age 18-20). Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. All shows are all-ages (16 and older), unless listed otherwise. Information: 351-9909 or trickyfalls.com. Tickets for most shows available at All That Music, Bowie Feathers, Maria’s Closet, Eloise and online at holdmyticket.com. • Sleepercar — Jim Ward’s band performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 27, with Our Friend the Mountain. Tickets: $8. • West Cost Invasion Tour — Regional rock bands Stabbed in Back and Convelescents per- form at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, with An Endless Fight and The Car Boms. Ticket: $5. • Bad Rabbits — The alternative R&B band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, with Air Dubai and Sahtyre. Tickets: $8. • Mexklan — The local ska punk band per- forms at 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, with Superflats, La Chapuza, Now or Never and The Sideshow Tragedy. Tickets: $5. • Souls of Mischief — The hip hop group per- forms its “93 ‘til Infinity” album in its entirety at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4. Admission is free; but tickets needed for entry at zanytickets.com, Happy House or holdmyticket.com. • Jägermeister Music Tour featuring Molotov — The Grammy-winning Mexican rockers per- form at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. Tickets: $20. • 12 Step Rebels — The Albuquerque psy- chobilly band performs at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, with Kitty in A Casket and The Returners. Tickets: $20. • Sun City Roundup is 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, featuring The Quakes, 12 Step Rebels, Stellar Corpses, Kitty in a Casket, The Rocketz, and The Returners. Tickets: $20-$25. • Rockin’ Lloyd Tripp Family Band — The rock- abilly band performs at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, with Darrin Stout and the Rockabilly Strangers. Tickets; $6. • Acacia Strain — The metal band presents its “No Way Out” Tour at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, with guests Within the Ruins, Xibalba, Fit for An Autopsy an American Me. Tickets: $16. • Tribal Seeds — The California reggae band performs with guest Josh Heinrichs at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Tickets: $16. • Riverboat Gamblers — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, with Blacklist Royals, B*tchface and the Pinsetters. Tickets: $10. • Eli Young Band — The Country Music Awards nominees perform at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, El Paso Scene August 2013 Page 16 Please see Page 17 J« ¸1uDro J«:1qD: }«+«I1_ 1:¡1«::1oD: PIacita Santa Fe 5024 Doniphan Suite 6 (915) 351-1832 www.defranco-designs.com defrancodesigns @msn.com Pciricic Dc |rcncc, cuncr/!csigncr BACK TO 5CHOOL 5PECIAL! 15/ OFF FOR ALL TEACHER5! AUG. 16-31 Tues.-Fri. 10 am - 5 pm Sat 10 am - 3 pm Here’s the Ticket Cont’d from Page 15 Page 17 Oct. 13. Tickets: $25. • Okkervil River — The indie folk/rock band performs Friday, Oct. 18 with Matthew E. White. Tickets: $16. • Dizzy Wright and Emilio Rojas — The rap- pers’ Golden Age Tour is 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28. Tickets to be announced. • King Khan and The Shrines — The garage rockers performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, with Hellshovel. Tickets: $12. • Morbid Angel — The death metal band’s 20th anniversary tour is 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, featuring a performance of the “Covenant 1993-2013” album in its entirety. Tickets: $21. • Aaron Carter — The former teen pop icon performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Limited num- ber of VIP tickets offered online only at tricky- falls.com for $65. Tricky Falls hosts free Sunday Sessions in Bowie Feathers at 10 p.m. on selected dates. Ages 21 and older. • Aug. 25: Szka band Fixed Idea. • Sept. 1: The Grahams. • Sept. 15: Judson Claiborne. Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. (about 12 miles north of downtown Ruidoso). Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com. Pre-show buffets are served at 6 p.m. for some shows: $20. • ABBA Arrival from Sweden — The critically acclaimed concert re-creation of Swedish music phenomenon ABBA is 8 p.m. Thursday, July 25. ABBA was Sweden’s biggest music export and one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of pop music. The quartet sold 370 million records during their run from 1972-1982. Tickets: $66-$69. • Van Cliburn Gold Medalist — The winner of the annual Van Cliburn International Competition performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Tickets: $59 ($25 age 18 and younger). • Hotel California — The Eagles Tribute band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Tickets: $56 and $59. • Chubby Checker — The singer behind “The Twist” phenomenon performs with his band the Wildcats at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. “The Twist” been ranked as Billboard’s biggest chart hit of all time, and Checker is also the only recording artist to place five albums in the Top 12 all at once. Other hits include “Let’s Twist Again,” “Pony Time” and “Limbo Rock.” Tickets: $76 and $79. • Golden Dragon Acrobats — 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. The 27-member troupe is considered the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring compa- ny. Tickets: $66 and $69. • Neal McCoy — 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 22-23. McCoy’s brand of pop country and honky tonk has brought him a string of hits since the mid-1990’s such as “Wink,” “No Doubt About It,” “They’re Playing Our Song,” “You Gotta Love That,” “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye,” “If I Was A Drinkin’ Man,” “Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On” and “The Shake.” Tickets: $66 and $69. • Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals — The lead vocalist of the 1960s chart-topping group, The Rascals, concludes the summer season at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. From 1965 through 1972, The Rascals were one of the biggest groups in the country with hits like “Good Lovin’,” “Groovin’,” “A Girl Like You,” “A Beautiful Morning” and “People Got to Be Free.” Tickets: $66 and $69. Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Summer show tickets: $10, unless otherwise listed. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickinger- center.com. Summer shows: • Alamogordo Music Theatre presents the musical comedy “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, July 26-28 and Aug. 2-3. • Finals for the Miss A&O and Miss Outstanding Teen Pageants are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-10. Call for cost. • County star Lynn Anderson performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23. Anderson is ranked among the Top 10 most successful female country artists for all-time record sales with 11 No. 1 hits, 18 Top 10, and 50 Top 40 singles. Her signature tune ”(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden,” remained the biggest selling recording by female country artist for over 27 years. Tickets: $22 and $27. The Flickinger’s Tailgate 2013 annual outdoor concert series is 8 p.m. on various Saturdays, through Aug. 31, in the upper parking lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. See separate listing for details. Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets sold through Ticketmaster; prices listed do not include service charge. Information: 1-877-277- 5677 or innofthemountaingods.com. • Fabulous Thunderbirds and Texas Tornados — The Grammy-winning Texas music double bill is Wednesday, July 31. The Fabulous Thunderbirds rock/blues hits include “Tuff Enuff,” and “Wrap It Up,” and Tex-Mex legends Texas Tornados hits include “(Hey Baby) Que Pasó” Tickets: $25-$65. • The Ultimate Elvis Concert — Elvis tribute artist Justin Shandor performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. 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Fridays —The 11th season of free outdoor concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 27 at Arts Festival Plaza (between El Paso Museum of Art and Plaza Theatre). Presented by the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Centers and the El Paso Convention and Visitors Bureau. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0665 or alfrescofridays.com. • July 26: Frontera Bugalu (Latin variety) • Aug. 2: Radio La Chusma (Latin reggae) • Aug. 9: Windy City (Chicago Tribute Band) • Aug. 16: Captain Radio (classic rock) • Aug. 23: Team Havana (tropical, salsa). • Sept. 6: (Brown Betty) classic rock ‘Viva Big Bend’ Music Festival — “Texas Music” Magazine hosts the 2nd annual music fest and conference Thursday through Sunday, July 25-28,in Alpine, Marfa and Marathon. About 50 music acts from across the country (representing a wide variety of styles including alternative, Americana, folk, Latin, pop and rock) are expected to be showcased in at least six venues during the first year. Tickets: $55 (VIP tickets for Granada Theatre events Friday and Saturday $35 per day); available in advance at the Holland Hotel or online at vivabigbend.com. Venues include Railroad Blues, Granada Theatre, Reata and Holland Hotel in Alpine, Lost Horse, Padre’s and Planet Marfa in Marfa and the Gage Hotel in Marathon. Lee Brice — The country star performs at 7 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Fort Bliss’s Freedom Crossing’s event lawn. Brice’s hits include the No. 1 single “A Woman Like You,” as well as “Love Like Crazy,” “Hard 2 Love,” and “I Drive Your Truck.” The public is welcome; early arrival is encouraged. Information: 564-5311 or freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com. Sunset Soundtracks — El Cosmico El Cosmico vintage trailer lodge, 802 S. Highland in Marfa, Texas, host free live music events at 8 p.m. (sunset) on selected evenings. Information: (432) 729-1950 or elcosmico.com. • Friday, July 26: Austin finger style guitarist and songwriter Kyle Offidani. • Tuesday, Aug. 6: Country and blues artist Daughn Gibson. Hilda Rodriguez — The inspirational singer performs 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Unity El Paso, 1420 Alabama, as part of its Summer Events Series. Rodriguez will perform her “Love Songs to God” in English and Spanish. Tickets: $10. Information: 566-5544 or unityelpaso.org. Melodies at the Park — El Paso Parks and Recreation’s free outdoor music concerts are 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. selected Sundays through Aug. 25, at various city parks. Information: 544-0753 or elpasotexas.gov/parks. • July 28: ManJelly at Blackie Chester Park, 1100 N. Zaragoza • Aug. 4: Locomotion at Grandview Park, 3200 Jefferson • Aug. 18: April Ticket Duo at Armijo Park, 710 E. 7th • Aug. 25: Sobredosis del Sabor at Salvador Rivas Park, 12515 Tierra Norte. Music in the Park —The Las Cruces sum- mer 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) 541-22550 or las-cruces.org. At Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid • July 28 — Tumbleweeds, Kenny Arroyos and Bruce Carlson (western, folk and Americana) At Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada: • Aug. 4 — Colin McAllister Latin Jazz Project and La Cella Bella (chamber) • Aug. 11 — “Remember Then...a Class Act” (oldies) • Aug. 18 — Steve Smith and Hard Road and Salty Dogs (bluegrass) • Aug. 25 — Flow Tribe (zydeco/jazz) and NMSU Jazz Quartet. Music Under the Stars — The 30th sum- mer concert series, presented by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department, is 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays, June 9-Aug. 11, at the Chamizal National Memorial amphitheater, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 541-4481 (MCAD), 532- 7273 (Chamizal) or elpasoartsandculture.org. • July 28: Fungi Mungle (70s’ Disco) • Aug. 4: Rosco Bandana (Americana Roots from Gulfport, Miss.) • Aug. 11: Mariachi Los Arrieros Music Under the Stars fans often come early for picnics and cookouts. Lawn chairs and blan- kets are the norm. Grills permitted in park, but not within the amphitheater itself. Outside alcohol is not permitted at the park; food, bev- erages, and alcoholic beverages will be for sale within the park. No glass containers, or pets permitted at park. No smoking in bowl area. ‘La Parada’ — The indoor/outdoor monthly music series is 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Admission: $5, ages 18 and older welcome. Information: facebook/laparadaep.com. La Parada is an ongoing music, art and social party held the first Friday of the month. Railroad Blues — 504 W. Holland, Alpine, Texas. Most performances begin at 10 p.m. Information: (432) 837-3103 or railroadblues.com. • Friday, Aug. 2: Sideshow Tragedy. Tickets: $6. • Saturday, Aug. 3: Doug Moreland and the Flying Armadillos. Tickets: $8. • Friday, Aug. 9: Lily Maase and The High Life Band. Tickets: $7. • Friday, Aug. 16: Chuco Soul Project. Tickets: $7. • Saturday, Aug. 17: Tessy Lou and The Shotgun Stars. Tickets: $8. • Friday, Aug. 23: The Rockin’ Jake Band Viva Big Bend Music Festival performances are July 25-28, at Railroad Blues and other regional venues. RGT Live! — The open mic for musicians, singers and songwriters is 7 p.m. the first El Paso Scene !0!L h. 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Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces, as part of the monthly Downtown Ramble. Performer sign-up is 6:30 p.m. Coffee and light snacks provided. Admission is free, but donations welcome. Information: (575) 523-6403 or riograndetheatre.com. Opera Prima — Consulado General de México and the El Paso Opera present a per- formance in three acts, opera, bolero, and tango, at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Scottish Rite Temple Theatre, 301 W. Missouri. The opera features Mexico’s prominent stars, Maria Luisa Tamez, mezzo soprano, and Carlos Serrano, baritone. Admission is free. Information: 581-5534 or epopera.org. ‘Songs for a Summer Night by Candlelight’ — Boba Cabaret, 1900 Espina, Las Cruces, hosts its second “candlelight night” show Saturday, Aug. 10, with easy listening music and patter by Ila McCoy and friends, Marlene Moffett and Steve Helmreich. Songs from musical comedies, American standards, George Gershwin, ragtime and grand opera are featured. Dinner show seating is 6 p.m. with show at 7 p.m.; and cocktail performances seats at 8:15 p.m. with show at 8:30 p.m. Reservations recommended. Dinner show tick- ets are $27.50 (includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner entree and beverage beer and wine included). Cocktail performance tickets are $10. Information: (575) 647-5900. El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras auditions — The El Paso Symphony will host membership auditions for EPSYOs’ 2013-2014 season Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18, at Jefferson High School, 4700 Alameda. Auditions are open to all qualified musicians age 8 to 22 with at least one year of musical experience on an orchestral instrument. Students will audition to be placed in one of their four performing groups. All orchestral instruments accepted. Call for audition appointment: 525-8978. Audition forms and requirements online at EPSYOs.org. The El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras were founded in 2005 as an Educational Program of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra. Director is Andres Moran. Tailgate 2013 — The annual outdoor con- cert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises funds for the Flickinger Center. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. on various Saturdays throughout the sum- mer 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. Weekly spaces available for $40 on limited basis. Walk-up admission: $15. Information: (575) 437-2202. Online reservations at flickingercenter.com. • Aug. 17: Windy City Chicago Tribute Band. Tailgate theme is Western Night • Aug. 31: “Play Me” the music of Neil Diamond. Tailgate theme is “70s.” Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society — The society presents Helen Sacks and “Crossings” as part of its monthly concert series at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at First Christian Church, 1809 El Paseo (across from Las Cruces High School) in Las Cruces. The music begins immediately after a short business meeting. Admission: $8 ($5 members; $1 stu- dents with ID). Information: Bob Burns, (575) 525-9333 or [email protected]. The Sept. 15 performance features Allan Rodriguez Trio. Serata Lirica III — Mariko Reider, a long- time El Paso music teacher, pianist and vocalist, hosts “An Evening of Beautiful Music” featuring operatic arias, duets and famous melodies at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 532-7273. Guest of honor is Gretel Suetterlin, cembalo (harpsichord). Featured artists are Angelo Ferrari, tenor; Mariko Y. Reider, contralto; Paulina Dominguez, soprano; and Dr. Ezequiel Meza, accompanist. ‘Pickamania!’ — Mimbres Region Arts Council celebrates folk, bluegrass and Americana acoustic musical traditions Sept. 13-15 in Gough Park, corner of Pope and 12th Streets in Silver City, N.M. Admission is free to most event Information: (575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org. New this year is a free Street Dance kick-off downtown 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, with Tucson favorites Dusty Buskers. Saturday’s headliner is America’s most dynamic and inventive string bands Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem from the East Coast. Sunday’s headliners is Celtic music group Solas. Other performers include Trishas from Austin; Texas swing from Carolyn Martin; local singer Gene Booth; Socorro’s Last Minute Blue Grass Band; Santa Fe’s Joe West & the Santa Fe Revue; Bootleg Prophets; Glenwood’s Sacaton; and Las Cruces’ Hard Road Trio. In addition to the performances are several intimate workshops led by performers on Saturday and Sunday for a nominal fee. This year’s fundraising raffle is for a handmade Old Wave Mandolin, built and donated by New Mexico luthier Bill Bussman. Tickets: $5. Zin Valle Free Music Sundays — Zin Valle vineyard, 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259), hosts free live music 1 to 4 p.m. on selected Sundays. Guests may also enjoy wine tastings. Information: 877-4544 or zinvalle.com. • July 28: Dan Lambert and the Double Drum Trio • Aug. 4: Dusty Low • Aug. 18: James Springer • Sept. 1: Julio Ortiz. • Sept. 15: Greg Gonzalez • Sept. 29: Dusty Low Corner Tavern Summer Patio music — Corner Tavern and Grill, 2700 N. Mesa, hosts a free summer live music series 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 25. Information: 543- 6000 or cornertavernandgrill.com. • Aug. 4: Grau, jazz • Aug. 11: Sam Barlow Band, rock/blues • Aug. 18: Prime, variety • Aug. 25: Sorry About Your Sister, rockabilly. La Viña’s Music On the Patio — La Viña Winery in La Union, 4201 S. NM Highway 28, one mile north of Vinton Road, hosts live music 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on selected Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 29, featuring folk, country and rock ‘n’ roll from “Live By Request.” Picnics are allowed, but beverages must be purchased from the winery. Admission is free. Information: (575) 882-7632. Upcoming performances are Aug. 4 and 25 and Sept. 8, 15 and 29. AJ Castillo — Ballroom Marfa presents Tejano accordionist at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Vizcaino Park as part of the 27th annual Marfa Lights Festival. Tickets: $20 in advance; Music Cont’d from Page 18 Please see Page 20 $25 at the gate; available at ballroommarfa.org or marfacc.com. Information: (432) 729-3600. Castillo is known for his unique accordion sound and style, his energetic live performanc- es, and his extraordinary custom accordions. He sings and plays the accordion and is joined on stage by his younger brother Sergio on vocals and his father Arturo on alto saxophone and vocals. Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1249 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. Live music is offered 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays and Mariachi 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays in the Franklins Lounge. No cover. Information: (575) 874-5200. Disco with local DJs is 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sundays. Karaoke offered with Rock The House 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Thursday. Weekly winners receive gift bag with prizes. Padre’s Marfa — 209 W. El Paso Street in Marfa, Texas. Ticket information: 432-729-4425 or padresmarfa.com. • Friday, Aug. 2: My Education • Saturday, Aug. 10: John Evans • Friday, Sept. 6: Detective Viva Big Bend Music Festival performances are July 25-28, at various regional venues, including Padre Marfa. Comedy El Paso Comic Strip —1201 Airway. Shows are at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Reserved tickets vary; avail- able at ticketweb.com. Information/reserva- tions: 779-LAFF (5233) or laff2nite.com. • July 24-28: Felipe Esparza with feature act Keith Manning. Esparza is 2010 winner of “Last Comic Standing” and star of three Showtime specials. Tickets: $10 Wednesday and Thursday; $15 Friday and Saturday, $12 Sunday). • July 31-Aug. 4: Cisco (as seen on Just for Laughs Comedy Special) with feature act Pinchi Peter Loiza. Tickets: $6 Wednesday and Thursday; $12 Friday and Saturday, $8 Sunday). • Aug. 7-10: The World’s No. I Comic Hypnotist, The Sandman (extreme adult show), 8 p.m. Aug. 11). Tickets: $6 Wednesday and Thursday; $12 Friday through Sunday). • Aug. 16-18: to be announced • Aug. 21-25: Billy D. Washington, with open- er Jorge Jimenez. Call for cost. A two-night engagement with Ralphie May is Wednesday and Thursday, Aug 14-15. Tickets: $27.50. Bill Burr — Comedian Bill Burr performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Having first gained notoriety for his recurring role on the second season of Chappelle’s Show, Burr developed a comedic style of uninformed logic that has made him a regular with Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon. One of the most popular comedy podcasts on the web, “Bill’s Monday Morning Podcast,” is an off-the-cuff weekly rant that has become a fan favorite. Tickets: $25. (Ticketmaster). Comedy Nights — The Percolator, 217 N. Stanton, hosts comedy open mic events 8 to 11 p.m. every Tuesday. Information: 351-4377 or on facebook (The Percolator). August 2013 El Paso Scene Page 20 Music Cont’d from Page 19 Page 21 August 2013 El Paso Diablos Baseball - The minor league team’s season runs through Aug. 25 at Cohen Stadium in Northeast El Paso. Tickets: $8 box seats; $7 general admission; free for ages 4 and younger. Information: 755-2000 or diablos.com. • July 29-31: Wichita Wingnuts • Aug. 2-4: Grand Prairie Hair Hogs. Bark in the Park is Aug. 4; friendly pets welcome on leash. • Aug. 8-10: Amarillo Sox. Garfield special appearance Aug. 10. • Aug. 13-15: Laredo Lemurs • Aug. 20-22: Lincoln Saltdogs • Aug. 23-25: Sioux City Explorers. Fan Appreciation Night Aug. 25. The Diablos, Sodexo and El Paso’s media Nights for El Pasoans Fighting Hunger are Monday, July 29, and Wednesday, Aug. 21. Free popcorn for any fan who brings a canned good or non-perishable food item. UTEP Women’s Soccer — Home games are at UTEP’s University Field. Information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com. • Utah Valley, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 • Univ. of Nebraska, Omaha, Sunday, Aug. 25 • Utah State, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30 • Abilene Christian, Sunday, Sept. 1. WWE Live — The professional wrestling event returns at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at NMSU’s Pan American Center in Las Cruces. Tickets: $15, $25, $35, $50 and $95; VIP packages available with meet-and-greets and exclusive WWE merchandise via Tickemaster.com. Information: (575) 646-1420. WWE Superstars scheduled to appear include Alberto Del Rio and Dolph Ziggler. Ruidoso Downs Horse Racing — The track and casino is off U.S. 70 in Ruidoso Downs, N.M. Live racing starts at 1 p.m. Friday through Monday; plus Thursday, Aug. 15. No racing Monday, Aug. 19. The season ends with the running of the All American Futurity Monday, Sept. 2. Grandstand admission and parking are free. Turf club reservations are $15. Information: (575) 378-4431 or raceruidoso.com. Runs and walks Ski Run Road Challenge — The 7th annu- al race featuring the highest finish in New Mexico is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Eagle Creek Sports Complex, Hwy 532, in Ruidoso. The USA Track & Field sanctioned event includes a 20K high altitude foot race (solo or relay) up Ski Run Road (Hwy 532) in the Sacramento Mountains with an elevation gain of 2,600 feet. In addition to the 12-mile solo or relay runs, this year has a 3-mile fun run. Prizes and food offered for finishers. Proceeds benefit Ski Apache’s Disabled Skiers Program. Registration for 12-mile solo: $35. Fun run: $20. Relay (four-person team): $130. Information: (575) 937-7106. Online registra- tion at active.com or skirunroadchallenge.com. Socorro Chile Harvest Triathlon — The USAT-sanctioned 400M swim/20K bike/5K run begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Socorro (N.M.) City Pool. Packet pickup 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 5:30 a.m. race day at the race site. Registration is $50 ($25 age 23 and younger); $90 for relay. Additional $12 for non- USAT members. Registration deadline is noon Aug. 1. No race day registration. Information: (575) 835-8927 or chileharvesttri.com. Youth race is 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at NM Tech Swim Center. Packet pick-up is 5 p.m. Ten Miler in the Heat — The Fort Bliss 10-mile run open to active-duty military, family members, DoD/Da civilians and the El Paso community is 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Soto Gym, Soto Gym, Bldg. 20751 Constitution Blvd. on East Fort Bliss. Early registration: $25 by Aug. 1 and free for active duty military; afterward $35 ($10 active duty military). On site registration is 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. Information: 744-5790 or blissmwr.com. Online registration at active.com. Competitors without military ID must enter Fort Bliss through the Global Reach Access Control Point or Sgt. Major Blvd Access Control Point. Drivers must provide proof of insurance and photo ID for all passengers. The Border Run — El Paso County Sheriff’s Office MWR committee hosts the 5K 21-obsta- cle course race Saturday, Aug. 10, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. First wave begins at 8 a.m. with waves every half hour through 2 p.m.; 200 persons per wave. Free mini-course offered for kids. Cost: $45. Online registration at racead- venturesunlimited.com. Vern Johndro Memorial Rhino Run — The inaugural 8K and 5K competitive runs and 1-mile fun run/walk benefiting Ronnie’s Kids Scholarship Run are 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Braden Aboud Park/Marwood Shelter, 5264 Roxbury. Cost (through Aug. 15): $25 for 5k and 8K ($20 military with ID and per runner for teams of 10 or more); $20 fun run/walk ($15 military). Late registration (Aug. 16) increases by $5; no race day registration. Information: elpasorhinos.com or elpasohock- ey.org. Online registration at raceadventuresun- limited.com. Packet pick up is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the start site. Heroes for Kids Canyon Challenge — Child Crisis Center of El Paso’s competitive 8K and 5K runs and family fun run/walk are 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, in McKelligon Canyon. Child Crisis Center’s. Trophies to overall male and female and the largest team, and medals to top three in each age group. Registration (by Aug 1) is $30; late registration Aug. 2-23 is $35. Discount of $5 per runner for teams or $5 or more. Online registration at raceadventuresun- limited.com. Packet pick up is Aug. 22-23; location to be announced. Stephanie Olivo Memorial 5K — The 4th annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk benefit- ing El Paso Red Cross is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Ascarate Park, 5900 Delta. Cost: $20. Information: 867-4861, 867.4893 or raceadven- turesunlimited.com. Packet pick up is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Up and Running, 1475 and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the start line. Children’s Grief Center Run — The 5K run and 1 mile fun run/walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at Album (Eastwood) Park, 2001 Parkwood. Zumba warm up begins at 7:30 a.m. Cost: $20 by Aug. 24; $25 on race day ($10 age El Paso Scene Please see Page 22 10 and younger). Teams of 10 or more (by Aug. 17) are $15 per person. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com. Packet pick up is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Up and Running 1475 George Dieter at 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day. Danny Ray Sanchez Memorial Run — The 3rd annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk benefiting the Danny Ray Sanchez Memorial Fund is Saturday, Aug. 31, at Montwood High School, 12000 Montwood. First 200 runners receive race t-shirt. Registration; $20 per event; $15 per runner for teams of 10 or more; $25 on race day (no race day team registration). Online registration at raceadventuresunlimit- ed.com. Packet pick up is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Up and Running, 1475 George Dieter, Suite 0, and 7-7:45 a.m. on race day. Eagle in the Sun Triathlon — El Paso’s only USA Triathlon-sanctioned multisport race, with a 400m swim, 20K bike ride, and 5K run is planned for Sunday, Sept. 1, starting and end- ing at the Tigua Recreation and Wellness Center, 11200 Sanchez. Participants may race as an individual or as part of a relay team. Information: 433-3439. Online registration at raceelpaso.com/events. Bicycling El Paso Bicycle Club - All rides are free and open to the public; helmets required. Information: elpasobicycleclub.com or meet- up.com/elpasobicycleclub. Wednesday night rides, a tradition for over 20 years, are leaderless rides of 18-22 miles, with most riders beginning about 5:45-6 p.m. leaving from Rio Plaza, 6205 Upper Valley Rd (at Artcraft). The favorite route is a 20-mile loop to Gadsden H.S. Optional dinner afterward at Hello Pizza, 1071 Country Club Rd. • 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3: Meet at Rio Plaza. Head to Vado and La Mesa and return on NM 28. 45 miles, 17-19 mph pace. Rick Rivas, 915-867-7199. • 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3: Meet at River Run Plaza, 1071 Country Club, for 20-mile ride around Upper Valley, including a last chance to ride Country Club before construction project begins. 15-17 mph pace. Dinner follows at Hello Pizza. Rick Kelly, 915-740-2500. • 7 a.m. Sunday Aug. 4: Meet at Madeleine Park in Kern Place. Scenic, Alabama and Magnetic to Hondo Pass and then back Intermediate level B/IG ride. 25 miles. Margaret O’Kelley, 915-588-3825. • 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10: Meet up at The Bean. Fast group (20+ mph) leaves from Rio Plaza at 7 a.m. for 62-mile ride to Mesilla and back (co-leader: Randy Limbird, 328-4110). Moderate-pace (16-18 mph) group leaves from La Union (coffee house at Hwy 28 and Vinton Rd) also at 7 a.m. for 50-mile ride (co-leader: Linda Price, 433-4188. Beginner/Intermediate Group (14-16 mph) leaves La Mesa at 7:40 a.m. for 25-mile ride (co-leader George Luttrell, 433-2019). Goal is for everyone to get to The Bean around 8:30 a.m. • 7 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11: Meet at the Bagel Shop, 985 N. Resler, for a roller-coaster ride up and down the hills of West El Paso. 25-30 miles, moderate pace. Olac Fuentes, 217-8008. • 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17: Meet at Rio Plaza. Ride to Berino Rd and Dos Lagos golf course. Moderate, 14-17 mph, 30 miles. Gap option for ambitious riders. Bob Clark, 915-204-2531. • 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18: Meet at Bowie High parking lot across from Chamizal. 30-mile moderate pace (16-18) through Downtown/ Scenic/Central El Paso. Jim Weaver, 775-9757, • 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24: B/IG Distance Ride. Leave from Rio Plaza, 6205 Upper Valley (at Artcraft) for the 84-mile ride meanders through the Mesilla Valley and Fairacres. Moderate pace of 16-17 mph. Margaret O’Kelley 915-588-3825 • 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25: Meet at Johnny Lolita’s Coffeehouse in La Union (NM 28 at S. Vinton Rd.). Ride Hwy 28 and infamous Afton Road. 42 miles, moderate (15-18 mph) pace. Sylvia Mejia, 740-9033. • 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31: Meet at Rio Plaza, 6205 Upper Valley. Ride to Mesilla and back. 62 miles. Fast (20 mph +). Rick Rivas, 915-867- 7199. • 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1. Meet at Madeline Park in Kern Place. Ride West Side to Anthony Gap, return via Northeast and Scenic. Chris Hoffman, 497-3026. 50 miles. Fast (18-plus). Moderate (15-17) pace group will be led by Larry Reid, 584-8288, 241-7160 Beginner/Intermediate Group (B/IG) Rides - The El Paso Bicycle Club’s special training program for beginning and intermedi- ate riders is at 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays. Meet at Rio Plaza, 6205 Upper Valley Rd. (at Artcraft). Basic lesson on road biking is followed by ride through Upper Valley roads, with groups paced for beginner, beginner/intermediate and inter- mediate riders. Margaret O’Kelley, 588-3825. • July 30: Recovery and Injury Prevention. • Aug. 6: -Be your own coach. Training basics for cyclists of any level • Aug. 13: Advanced Group Riding Skills • Aug. 20: Hill training. • Aug. 27: Preparing for the Big Event • Sept. 3: Getting ready for colder weather and tips for indoor training Roll for the Cure — The largest cycling event in Southeast New Mexico is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at New Mexico Junior College, 5317 Lovington, in Hobbs, N.M. in honor of Ted McVay. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. Route options offered for novice to competitive cyclists, including 25K, 50K and 100K routes. Proceeds benefit Relay For Life and American Cancer Society. Registration: $25. Information: (575) 492-5332 or rollforthecure.net. EP Cyclists — The bicycle group offers rides for all levels Saturdays and Sundays mornings, starting from the East Side. Two rides are offered: one for beginners, pace and distance depending on riders; and one for intermediates and advanced, usually 40 to 60 miles at 18 to 20 mph. Starting times and locations are posted at facebook.com/epcyclist. For more informa- tion: Manny Valadez, 861-2311 or epcyclists.com. Oryx Challenge Bike Tour —The 3rd annual 30K, 50 K and 100K bike events are Sunday, Sept. 15, starting and finishing at USO El Paso, East Fort Bliss, 20727 Sergeant Major Blvd. 100K ride begins at 8 a.m.; 50 K ate 9 a.m. 30K at 10 a.m. Entry fee: $35 by Aug. 15; $45 after ($15 active military). T-shirts for all registered by Aug. 30. Free for Warrior Transition Battalion members. Online registra- tion at raceadventuresunlimited.com. Chile Pepper Challenge — The El Paso Bicycle Club’s annual Big Ride is Sunday, Sept. 29, with ride distances of 100, 62, 40, 22 and 10 miles, all beginning and ending at La Viña Sports Cont’d from Page 21 August 2013 El Paso Scene Page 22 Please see Page 23 Winery, 4201 S. NM28 in La Union. Start times are 7:30 a.m. (100 mile), 9 a.m. (62 mile), 9:30 a.m. (40 mile), 10:30 a.m. (22 mile) and 10:45 a.m. (10 mile). The post ride Chile Pepper Fiesta is noon to 5 p.m. at La Viña with live music and comple- mentary refreshments, as well as some food and wine for sale. Entry fees are $25 by Sept. 1; $35 Sept. 2-22 or Sept. 28 at packet pickup; and $40 on race day at La Vina. Entry is free for riders age 17 and younger if accompanied by paying parent. Approved helmets are required for all rides. Proceeds benefit Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home, Animal Rescue League of El Paso, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of El Paso and Roadrunner Food Bank of Las Cruces Package pick-up and registration is noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Academy Sports, 801 S. Mesa Hills. Online registration (through Sept. 22) at active.com. Route maps and more information at chilepepperchallenge.com. Flat tire repair tools (tube/pump) and water bottles are recommended. All rides are fully supported with rest stops, route markings and SAG vehicles. Rest stops offer snacks, water and port-a-potties. Golf ‘Get Golf Ready’ classes — NMSU Golf Course hosts a series of five-day sessions through Oct. 20. Cost: $75-$100 per session; depending on session Information: (575) 646- 3219 or NMSUgolf.com. Online registration at PlayGolfAmerica.com/GGR. Other Get Golf Ready sessions are 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 5-19. Ladies only Get Golf Ready and Wine tasting is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 4-Oct. 2. Family sessions are 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 5-Nov. 2. Kids participate for free. Advanced sessions are noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays Sept. 22-Oct. 20. Beginning Golf Outings start in July, and Nine Hole Scrambles are 5:30 p.m. July 30, Aug. 27, Sept. 24 and Oct. 21, open to everyone. Fore! the Children Golf Tournament — Community Partners of El Paso’s inaugural charity tournament begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Butterfield Trail Golf Club, 1858 Cottonwoods, for golfers of all ages and experience levels. Four-person scramble format. Sign-in begins at 8 a.m. Cost: $125 indi- vidual, ($450 team of four). Information: 521- 3925 or butterfieldtrailgolf.com. Rhinos Golf Tournament — El Paso Rhinos 5th annual tournament benefiting Ronnie’s Kids Scholarship Fund starts with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Anthony Country Club, 2100 W. O’Hara in Anthony, N.M. with a Hole-in-One Win A Car challenge. Check in at noon. Cost (by Aug. 5): $100 ($400 team), includes green fees, cart and meals. Hole sponsorships available for $100. Mulligans available. Information: 491-7897 or [email protected]. Prizes also offered for longest drive, closest to the pin and marshmallow drive along with door prizes and raffle. Deacon Bob Open — The annual golf scramble tournament benefiting HEAL (Help End Abuse for Life) and The Nest begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Golf Course in Mescalero, N.M. Cost: $125; includes green fees, cart, goodie bag, awards, prizes, bbq cookout (limited to 144 players). Mulligans available for $5 (6 for $20). Information: The Nest (575) 378-6378 or helpendabuseforlife.org. ‘Scramble for Ethics’ Golf Tournament — The 15th annual Better Business Bureau scramble begins with a shotgun start at noon Friday, Aug. 23, at Butterfield Trail Golf Club, 1858 Cottonwoods, near the El Paso International Airport. Cost; $600 for team of four (lunch, dinner, golf, cart, two refresh- ments, door prize for every golfer, goody bag and more). Information: 577-0195 or commu- [email protected]. Motor sports Mudder Trucker Mud Play Day — The mud bogging events begin at noon Saturday, Aug. 3, at Maldonado Maze, 2855 Hwy 28 in La Union, N.M., and continue until dark. Gates open at 11 a.m. Grudge matches, test-n- tune, SideXSide, single timed passes, mud sports tug-o-wars, foot races, mud wrestling, etc. Food and drink concessions. chairs, umbrellas or canopy tents. No glass containers, please. Truck fee: $15. Spectator admission: $5; $5 fee to bring in grills or food. Information: (505 886-2050 or rubberdown.net. El Paso Speedway Park — 14851 Marina (off Montana 7 miles east of Loop 375). Regular season races are 7:45 p.m. Fridays, through Sept. 13. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. General admission: $12 ($9 seniors, military and stu- dents with ID; free for ages 5 and younger). Family pack (two adults, two children 6-15) are $25. Season tickets available. Information: 791- 8749 or epspeedwaypark.com. El Paso Motorplex — The drag strip is at 13101 Gateway West, (east of El Paso at I-10 off Clint exit #42). Gates open at 6:45 p.m., racing begins at 7:45 p.m. Spectator admission: $5 (military and group discounts offered). Racer admission: $20. Information: 525-9645 or elpa- somotorplex.com. FJ Cruiser Rally — The 7th annual “Thrill on the Hill” off-road rally and campout for FJ Cruisers is Aug. 29-Sept. 1 in Cloudcroft, N.M. The event features an FJ Cruiser parade Friday, with morning and afternoon trail runs Saturday and Sunday, followed by evening bar- becue and campfires with live entertainment. Registration: $95 per vehicle (includes camping, barbecue dinners and event t-shirt). Information/registration: Brandon at Desert Sun Toyota, (575) 437-7530, bburling@desertsun- motors.com or nmfjrally.com. Speedway of Southern New Mexico — The track features modifieds, super stocks, speed stocks and more at 7:45 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 2. Gates opens at 5:30 p.m. The Speedway is 11 miles west of Las Cruces exit 132, off I-10. Take south frontage road to Southern New Mexico Fairgrounds. Admission is $12 ($9 seniors/military with ID/students age 6-15 or with NMSU ID). Free for children 5 and under. Information: 1-800-658-9650 or snmspeedway.com. X Motoball — The motocross and paintball center is at 14372 Loving Lane, with a new track and other features. Information: 355- 0271, or xmotoball.com. Arroyo Seco Raceway — The Southern New Mexico track is located off Hwy 549, off I-10 at the Akela exit, with drag racing, motor- cycle racing, sportscar testing and more. Race times vary. Spectator admission: $5 (ages 5-12 free). Pit passes are $10. Information: (575) 544-3440 or arroyosecoraceway.com. Recreational Sports Greater El Paso Tennis Association — Information: 532-5524, [email protected] or elpasotennis.org. Advance registration at ten- nislink.usta.com/tournaments. The Southwest Adult Open is Aug. 14-18. Registration deadline is Aug. 8 (ID# 750007813). El Paso Senior Open is Aug. 14-18. Registration deadline is Aug. 11 (ID# 750011313). Archery Classes for beginners —The Archers of El Paso Club hosts two-hour super- vised shooting classes 9 to 11 a.m. every Saturday at their range, in Northeast El Paso off Martin Luther King at Stan Roberts. Bows and arrows provided. Age 7 and older welcome; parents must be present for age 16 and younger. . Cost: $20. Reservations required: Ricardo Urias, 487-8199 or [email protected] (specify name, phone number, age, right or left handed). Franklin Mountain Gun Club — Shooting matches are 9 a.m. the second Sunday of the month, at Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club, Range 9. Several matches at varying distances planned. Entry office opens at 8:30 a.m. Fee: $15. Information: Dale Berry, 503-7244 or 772-8927 or Mike Schwartz, 449-5079. El Paso Scene Page 23 August 2013 Sports Cont’d from Page 22 August 2013 El Paso Scene Page 24 El Paso Scene Page 25 August 2013 99 and Counting UTEP looks ahead to its 2014 Centennial Celebration Story by Lisa Kay Tate “UTEP” by Marina Savitsky (one of the cover winners in last year’s “El Paso Scenes” exhibit) W hile its 100th birthday officially is still a year away, the University of El Paso’s Centennial Celebration begins this August with the new semester, a preview of Opera Bhutan and a special Miner Convocation. The festivities continue with September’s opening of the Welcome Center at the Centennial Museum, as UTEP prepares to enter its second century with major cam- pus improvements, aimed at making the university more pedestrian/bike friendly and less car-congested. The museum’s Welcome Center will be the hub of UTEP’s centennial, providing information about upcoming events and exhibits of the university’s past 100 years. The Welcome Center will open Sept. 23, marking the university’s official 99th birth- day — it was Sept. 23, 1914 when Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy opened its doors to 27 students. By 1920 the name changed to College of Mines and Metallurgy El Paso, then in 1949 it became known as Texas Western and since 1967 has been the University of Texas at El Paso. UTEP President Diana Natalicio believes the university is one of the “most vibrant and innovative universities in the nation” as it enters its second 100 years. “The vision forward is perhaps the most exciting part of our Centennial Celebration,” Natalicio said. “As we launch into the second century of UTEP’s service to this Paso del Norte region and continue the confident pursuit of our vision to become the first national research uni- versity with a 21st century student demo- graphic, we will continue to provide acces- sible and affordable education while con- ducting nationally competitive research of special relevance to this border region.” This fall semester’s events will also kick off the yearlong countdown to its 100th birthday, noted UTEP history professor Keith Erekson, who serves as Executive Director for the Centennial Staff, “Fall 2014 will be a time not to miss,” he added. A celebration home base Creating an anniversary party worthy of a centennial is not an easy feat. Erekson said he “did a lot of asking and a lot of listening” to determine what aspects of the university’s history needs to be cele- brated — from academics, to athletics and fine arts, cultural significance to historic. The centennial committee took into seri- ous consideration every recommendation from faculty, students and the public on what needed to be part of festivities. One of the main inspirations to emerge from these suggestions is the creation of a home base for activities. “The Centennial Museum is being trans- formed into a welcome center for the cele- bration in September,” Erekson said. “One of the things we’ve heard from people is ‘we need to come back to UTEP,’ so we’ve come up with a place for them to go.” Erekson said. The Welcome Center will have multiple functions. In addition to providing infor- mation about the campus and the celebra- tion, it will present a year-long exhibit about UTEP’s history along with a series of smaller, rotating exhibits about UTEP such as “Technology over the Years,” “UTEP Athletics,” “UTEP in the News,” “UTEP and the Chicano Movement,” “UTEP and the Kingdom of Bhutan” and a Centennial Photo Contest. Centennial Museum Director Mirabel Villalva said the Welcome Center is a per- fect fit for the museum. “The museum already shares the name Centennial (named after the Texas Centennial), but in this regard, it will be the central location for the UTEP commu- nity and the public to learn more about and participate in this grand celebration.” Villalva said there will also be brochures for self-guided UTEP walking tours and themed docent-led tours offered on athlet- ics, architecture, the arts, “haunted UTEP,” and Bhutan on campus, among others. Daily screenings of documentaries and short films, faculty lectures and a Children’s Activity Corner are also planned. “Not only does it give us an opportunity to be an integral part of this milestone cel- ebration,” Villalva said, “but it will defi- nitely give the museum some much-needed visibility.” The museum also will continue to pro- mote its permanent exhibit on the third floor, chronicling the history of the Chihuahuan Desert. Villalva said the museum has been an important part of not only UTEP’s history, but El Paso’s history since its creation in 1937 when it received a $50,000 grant from the Texas Legislature in honor of the Texas Centennial Celebration. “Because there had not been a museum in El Paso prior to the Centennial Museum, the museum became for El Pasoans a place to showcase some of their most prized pos- sessions, including priceless works of art and items collected through their extensive travels,” she said. As the years passed, however, so did the mission of the museum, Villalva said. It soon shifted its focus to chronicling the history of the Chihuahuan Desert, empha- sized by the addition of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, the largest collection of native plants in the Southwest, in 1999. It also helps showcase works of faculty and students, as well as border culture. Spring open house One of this school year’s biggest “pre- Centennial” events, Erekson said, will be an open house event in April 2014 when the university will invite people to the campus for tours of various departments, lectures and other activities. The open house will also pay tribute to those El Paso community members who 100 years ago saw that the growing city both needed and could support a college. From those first 27 students who entered the new college in 1914, the university’s student population has grown nearly a thousand-fold — more than 22,700 stu- dents enrolled last fall. “We’ll throw the doors open for three days,” Erekson said. “This is being done in the spirit of 100 years ago when we want- ed a school. So, this year this is our way of saying, ‘well, here’s the return investment of that.’” The open house will highlight how the university has grown and evolved. For example, Erekson explained, UTEP (then Texas Western) was the first university in Please see Page 26 Save the dates More and more events are being added for UTEP’s 100-year anniver- sary, but here are some already- planned Centennial Celebration dates to remember: 2013 • Aug. 24: Sneak Preview of Opera Bhutan (in El Paso) • Aug. 25: New Miner Convocation • Sept. 23: 100-day Countdown begins • Sept. 30-Oct. 5: Homecoming Week 2014 • March 2014: Conference USA Tournament • March 14: TCM (Texas College of Mines) Day campuswide • April 2014: Campus Open House • July 12: Alumni Pick-Nic • Aug. 24: New Miner Convocation • Summer/Fall, Centennial Plaza dedication • Sept. 23, Anniversary of the First Day of Class • Fall, 2014: Opera Bhutan (in El Paso) “Classes Without Quizzes,” free lectures and workshops are also planned throughout 2014. Future events and details can be found utep100year.com. Texas to desegregate, setting up a long tra- dition of giving people from all walks of life the opportunity to improve their lives through higher education. The open house also will help the com- munity see where UTEP is heading into its next 100 years, he said. “The university has been expanding its research capacity, affecting the faculty coming in as well as elevating our own faculty and ultimately affecting the stu- dents and raising their opportunities to learn.” A changing landscape In time for the Centennial Celebration, the UTEP campus is undergoing an extreme transformation that will both enhance the architecture’s relationship with the natural elements and create a more “walkable” and user-friendly campus. Construction of Centennial Plaza, one of the principal elements of that transforma- tion, has caused much of the inner campus to be fenced off this summer. The plaza, located between the Magoffin Auditorium and Fox Fine Arts Building on one side and the west student union build- ing, should be at least partly open this fall for the 2013 Minerpalooza and be the hub of several activities and events during the centennial school year and beyond. The plaza will turn the “heart of the campus” into an open-space, pedestrian-friendly area. It will also be the location of a hand- carved Lhakhang structure, a gift from the Kingdom of Bhutan. The plaza is the first of several campus transformation projects intended to “redesign the campus interior to create an appealing campus climate that will enhance student recruitment and retention and knit the campus together into a unique and memorable public landscape,” said university officials. Other projects include: • Leech Grove: Named in memory of UTEP Theatre Arts faculty member Milton Leech, the grove will include a terrace of native greenery and flowering plants around a desert garden, as well as a foun- tain at the Grove’s center that doubles as another stage for performances. • University Avenue Eastern Gateway: The gateway is a Bhutanese-style pedestri- an overpass on Sun Bowl Drive. • The Arroyo: This web of bridges, over- looks and landscaping will cut through the arroyo area from Miner Village to the northeastern edge of the College of Business Administration, and will empha- sizes the natural desert terrain with future green development projects. • Miner Canyon: The canyon walkway, part of an already high-traffic area, will extend from the south end of Sun Bowl Stadium to University Avenue, with added places for studying and gathering, and a desert canyon “microclimate” habitat. • Old Main and Circle Drive: A circle drive pedestrian area and park extending from the Psychology Building to the Education Building will help enhance the landscape in front of UTEP’s historic “Old Main” Building, completed in 1917 after a fire destroyed the original Old Main in 1916. • Union West: The student union west building’s patio, already a popular gather- ing area, will be converted into a shaded patio area with a support trellis arbor. • Wiggins Road: The portion of Wiggins Road in front of the University Library will be enhanced with a multi-level ellipti- cal plaza area with restricted vehicle traf- fic, solar powered lights and a 20-foot diameter walking maze or “labyrinth.” No exact dates have been given on each project’s completion, but Erekson said once these are completed, UTEP will seem like an entirely new campus. “The physical campus is going to be an entirely different place in two years,” Erekson said. “We’re essentially going to kick the cars out.” The Bhutan connection One of UTEP’s most unique legacies is its long-standing friendship with the Kingdom of Bhutan. This dates back to 1914, when Kathleen Worrell, the wife of School of Mines Dean Steven H. Worrell, ran across a National Geographic photo essay featuring Bhutan. She suggested the Bhutanese style archi- tecture for the campus because of its mountain landscape. Today, the majority of the campus’s buildings feature that style, and the campus has the largest collection of Bhutanese architecture outside of Bhutan. A growing number of Bhutanese students have earned their undergraduate and grad- uate degrees at UTEP and, in 2008 His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck served as a guest for UTEP’s Bhutan Days event. These close ties with Bhutan will be emphasized during the centennial year. One standout will be the completion of the “Lhakhang,” a hand-carved, hand- painted structure that will house cultural displays such as tapestries, artwork and artifacts from Bhutan. Erekson said this building is a symbol similar to the Statue of Liberty in that it is a token of respect and friendship between the United States and another nation. “It was built in 2008 in Bhutan, and was taken to the National Mall (in Washington, D.C.), as part of Smithsonian’s cultural celebration,” he said. “Bhutan gave it to the people of the United States, to be kept in the care of UTEP.” El Paso Scene Page 26 August 2013 UTEP Cont’d from Page 25 Please see Page 27 Centennial Plaza construction has torn up much of the UTEP campus (Photo by Rick Tate) Erekson is particularly looking forward to the performance next year by Opera Bhutan, a collaboration between UTEP, the El Paso Opera and the Kingdom of Bhutan with UTEP students, dancers from Bhutan’s Royal Academy of Performing Arts, and opera singers from around the world. Opera Bhutan’s premiere performance will be Oct. 12, 2013 in Bhutan, and will perform at UTEP in 2014 as part of the centennial. Erekson said the Opera Bhutan perform- ance will be an “amazing musical perform- ance that blends western and eastern music styles.” A “sneak peek” is scheduled Aug. 24 at UTEP of “Acis and Galatea,” a new opera described as a blend of “mythology and musical storytelling with the backdrop of Bhutan’s magnificent Himalayan Mountains and its distinctive dzong archi- tecture.” Creating legacies Past, present and future will be recurring themes in much of UTEP’s Centennial Celebration. Some of UTEP’s landmarks include its first enrollment of women into classes in 1916, the creation of a junior college in 1927, the construction of Kidd Field in 1933 and Sun Bowl Stadium in 1963. UTEP also trained the nation’s first Peace Corps class in 1961, and by 1983 UTEP led the nation in producing Hispanic engi- neers. Currently, the university has been named by various sources as No. 1 in student social mobility, lowest net price among all public and private research institutes and the leader in graduating Mexican Americans in science, technology, engi- neering and mathematics. It is also listed as one of the Top 10 universities in prepar- ing Hispanic students for later success in completing doctoral degrees. Senior Associate Athletic Director Jeff Darby said UTEP has always boasted a proud athletic tradition. “The Miners have won 25 NCAA Division I championships, including the historic 1966 men’s basketball victory over Kentucky (under legendary coach Don Haskins), while producing countless All- Americans,” he said. This year, Darby said UTEP will host the Conference USA men’s and women’s bas- ketball championships, and both squads are expected to rate among the best in the league. Football is also beginning a new era under the direction of new head coach Sean Kugler, who will lead the Miners through home games against teams such as Southwest rival New Mexico and defend- ing C-USA champion Tulsa. The volley- ball and softball teams both have new head coaches in Holly Watts and Tobin Echo- Hawk, respectively. On the academic level, the university will continue its Centennial Lecture series, fea- turing noteworthy speakers from all over the world sharing their knowledge on sev- eral contemporary, cultural and historic topics that have shaped or are likely to shape UTEP. Past speakers have included UTEP alumnus and veteran ABC News veteran Sam Donaldson and author and Mexico Bureau Chief of Dallas Morning News Alfredo Corchado. Prior to most events is a way to get new and future Minors excited about the uni- versity with the first “New Miner Convocation” Aug. 25, at the Don Haskins Center. New and entering students and their families can get a preview of UTEP life and traditions, a welcome to the UTEP family. One of the most interactive ways of mak- Page 27 August 2013 El Paso Scene Please see Page 28 The “Lhakhang” is a gift of Bhutan to the U.S. UTEP Cont’d from Page 26 ing the community part of the celebration is by making their own memories a perma- nent part of the university. UTEP’s Institute of Oral History has created a “Centennial Stories” program allowing them to share stories, anecdotes and mem- ories of their time on campus. The project’s aim is to “record, preserve, and share the stories of UTEP’s students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends.” The stories collected will be presented permanently in the University Library where the public will be able to read tran- scripts and listen to tape recordings. It will also share stories during the Centennial Celebration online, in exhibits, and in pub- lished materials. The online Centennial Celebration site, centennial.utep.edu, will not only include the oral history, but also keep an updated timeline of events, centennial merchandise and ongoing centennial blog with contribu- tors from various departments. Erekson said since UTEP has played a part of so many area residents’ personal histories, this is one of the best ways — and opportunities — to make sure those memories and stories are there for future generations. “There are more than 100,000 people who graduated from UTEP and each one has their own stories,” he said, “The real message they want to share is ‘I was here during the celebration.’” El Paso Scene Page 28 August 2013 UTEP Cont’d from Page 27 F or most people in El Paso, the cur- rent drought has been the worst ever. A few long-timers might remember the historic drought of the 1950s, when farmers received even less water from the Rio Grande than they did this summer. But consider the fate of agriculture in the El Paso area genera- tions earlier, when there was no Elephant Butte Reservoir to keep water in reserve for such dry years. That was the situation in 1888, when El Paso along with the surrounding area was in the worst drought of its time. The famed vineyards up and down the valley were gone. Some farmers called it quits. The El Paso area had been considered a prime source of agricultural commerce ever since it came part of the United States during the Mexican-American War. Col. Alexander Doniphan and his 1st Regiment of the Missouri Mounted Volunteers won the Battle of Brazito on Christmas Day, 1846, and then peaceful- ly occupied current-day El Paso two days later. Accompanying Doniphan was Private John T. Hughes, who explored the valley and later wrote, “If this valley were cul- tivated by an energetic American popula- tion, it would yield, perhaps, ten times the quantity of wine and fruits at present produced.” Reporting this to Col. Doniphan, Hughes was asked to write the letter to Secretary of War William Marcy, telling him of his thoughts that included the possibilities for the area if the river was dredged out all the way to the Gulf of Mexico and the railroads brought in. The railroads came through in 1881, but the Rio Grande remained untamed, often flooding in the spring and running dry at other times. City leaders in 1888 approached Anson Mills to find about what could be done to curb the cycle of flooding and drought. Mills was a surveyor/civil engi- neer who had come to El Paso in 1858 and laid out the first plan for the city. He built the Mills building, the first multi- storied building in town and still has a street named after him. “Build a dam,” Mills told them. But Mills thought the best place for a dam would have been just three miles upstream from what is now Downtown El Paso, where the river flows in a nar- row canyon near Executive Center. Mills thought the dam should be 450 feet across and 60 feet high. It would have flooded the valley for fifteen miles north. At the time people in El Paso wanted to get started on construction so they could quickly reap the benefits of a guaran- teed, steady water supply. But there were problems: New Mexico and Colorado farmers opposed any dam that might limit their rights to take water from the river’s upper reaches. Also, there was an adventurer named Nathan Boyd with British backers who had plans for con- struction of a private dam called “Elephant Butte” further up the river. For years different factions fought over a site until a handful of El Paso men took up the argument. They were Felix Martinez, Alfred Courchesne, Richard F. Burges, the Mundy Bros. W.H. Austin, A.P. Coles, Zack White, and H.D. Slater. They found out from government engi- neers and lawmakers that the Elephant Butte site was the best. So they went all out supporting the location that which would serve the entire valley above and below El Paso. Little did those men know what they started. I’m sure it would have been beyond their wildest dreams. In 1911 the dam construction began and was completed in 1916. The dam is 301 feet high, 1,674 feet long and its construction required 618,785 cubic yards of concert. The width at the top is 18 feet and 228 feet at its base. The dam can hold 2,065,010 acre-feet of water. The name Elephant Butte refers to the volcanic core located in the middle of the lake. The butte was said to have the shape of an elephant. All the years I’ve been going to Elephant Butte Lake I’ve not thought too much of its origin. If the first ideas for a dam had been followed, the Upper Valley from Executive Center to Vinton would be under water today. John McVey Middagh is a former saddle shop owner and an amateur local historian. Information: [email protected] Taking a Look Back by John McVey Middagh 1880’s drought inspired dam plans Centennial Museum — University at Wiggins, UTEP. Changing exhibits are on the second floor, Lea and Discovery Galleries. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 747- 8994 or museum.utep.edu. El Paso Exploreum —The city’s first “liv- ing laboratory” museum for children is at 300 W. San Antonio. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Information: 533-4330 or elpasoex- ploreum.org. Admission: $8 ($6 seniors, mili- tary and educators with ID; free for infants). Interactive exhibits include: • The High Tech Hot Spot. • Airport Adventure . • Old El Paso Village. • STEAM Ahead, where visitors solve real- world problems. Weeklong summer camps, including the new Harry Potter Camp, offer hands-on activities, games, take-home craft projects and more through Aug. 23. 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. Admission is free unless listed otherwise. Information: 351-0048 or elpasoholocaustmuseum.org. A ‘Teaching the Holocaust’ Curriculum Workshop for all educators is 8:00 a.m. to 4:30pm, Thursday, Aug. 15 with Ephraim Kaye-Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel. RSVP by Aug. 1; space is limited. Cost is free for work- shop and materials. Information/RSVP: Jamie Williams, 351.0048 ext. 28 or jamie@elpaso- holocaustmuseum.org. The El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center’s summer book club discussion is 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, to discuss “Brothers on the Run: Fleeing Hitler, Fighting Franco” by second-generation Holocaust survivor Pat Lorraine Simons. Hors d’oeuvres served at 5:30 p.m.; book signing follows discussion. Admission: $5; free for museum members. Space is limited; RSVP deadline is Aug. 22. El Paso Museum of Archaeology — 4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso (west of U.S. 54). Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and city holidays. Admission is free. Information: 755-4332 or elpasotexas.gov/arch_museum/. Showing through Feb. 8: “Pieces of the Puzzle: New Perspectives on the Hohokam.” Created by the Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeology Southwest, the exhibit presents recent archaeological findings regarding how ancient people moved throughout the Southwest and eventually suffered a population decline prior to the mid 1500s when the Spanish began exploring the area. The exhibit includes Hohokam artifacts from the collections of the El Paso Museum of Archaeology and Arizona Museum of Natural History. A free museum gallery tour is 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, with Curator of Education Marilyn Guida. Nancy Bain, “The Wolf Lady,” presents “Wolves: Fact and Fiction,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, with a display of wolf pelts, skulls, replicas of scat, maps of wolf territories, infor- mation about wolf sanctuaries and a free edu- cational handout included. The renowned Voladores de Papantla from the state of Veracruz, Mexico, famous for their daring performances which take place high above the ground, will perform 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Admission is $5. Climate change has been in the news with increasing frequency in the last few years. Dr. Tom Scully presents a free presentation on cli- mate change and Human Origins at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Scully will discuss the impact of climate change on human origins dur- ing the past 4 million years. A free screening of “Popol Vuh: The Creation Myth of the Maya” is 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (open until 9 p.m. Thursdays), and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays. Museum admission is free, except for selected exhibits as listed. Information: 351-3588 or elpasotexas.gov/history. A Downtown Tailgate Party celebrating UTEP is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, in Cleveland Square Park, with food provided by area restaurants. Admission: $25. Extended through Aug. 10: “Charrería: The Artisanship of Mexican Equestrian Culture.” The 4th annual National Day of the Cowboy events are 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Currently showing is “Views from the Museum,” works by the Plein Air Painters of El Paso. History Summer Day Camps run through Aug. 23 for ages 7 to 13.. Magoffin Home State Historic Site — 1120 Magoffin. The adobe home, built around 1875 by Joseph Magoffin, tells the story of a multicultural family that influenced the develop- ment of the Southwest borderlands. It includes authentic art and furnishings reflecting the daily lives of the Magoffin family. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Tours on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m. Spanish language tours offered Thursday through Saturday; call for availability. Cost: $4 ($3 ages 6-18). Group tours available with advance registration. Information: 533-5147 or visitmagoffinhome.com. National Border Patrol Museum and Memorial Library — 4315 Transmountain Drive. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and major holidays. Admission is free. Information: 759- 6060 or borderpatrolmuseum.com. War Eagles Air Museum— 8012 Airport Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and military; free for children under 12. Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air- museum.com. Las Cruces area Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las Cruces. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2154 or las- cruces.org/museums. Showing through Aug. 31: “Coffee: The World in a Cup,” the story of one of the world’s most widely traded commodities and how it has affected cultures, economics and environments across the globe. In conjunction with the exhibit is a free public coffee tastings and discussions 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 with Father Daniel; Aug. 17, with local Starbuck’s Coffee Masters; and Aug. 24, with Bernie, owner of local specialty roast- er Milagros Coffee y Espresso, Inc. Coffee-themed activities for all ages are 10 to 11 a.m. selected Wednesdays. No registration required. • Aug. 14: Coffee Ground Fossils • Aug. 28: Coffee Clay August 2013 El Paso Scene Page 29 Please see Page 30 Iew 0es! 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Information: (575) 522-3120 or las-cruces.org/museums. Las Cruces Railroad Museum— The museum is in the Santa Fe train depot, 351 N. Mesilla, (at Las Cruces avenue west of the Downtown Mall). Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Admission is free; donations encouraged. Information: (575) 647-4480 or museums.las-cruces.org. • Family Game Day is 10 a.m. to noon the sec- ond Saturday of each month (Aug. 10). Families can try out early 20th century games. • Toddler Story Time is 11 a.m. the third Saturday of each month (Aug. 17). The National Model Railroaders Association will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, to share tips and techniques. The public is wel- come. “Scenicking” classes are 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 27 and Aug. 3, for ages 8 to adult. Learn to build a small diorama, track lay- ing processes, creating hills and mountains and more. Age 8-10 must be accompanied by adult. Cost: $5 per participant (includes materials). NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum — 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. The 47- acre museum chronicles the 3,000-year history of agriculture and rural life in New Mexico. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for adults, $3 seniors 60 and older; free for museum members, veterans and children age 4 and under. As part of the Las Cruces Explorers Kids Club, children age 5-17 admitted for $1 during the summer months. Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.Active duty mili- tary and veterans always admitted free through Labor Day. Author Henrietta Christmas will look at the history of mail delivery in New Mexico at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, as part of the muse- um’s cultural series. Admission: $2 suggested donation. Heart of the Desert and FunFlicks will host a free Movie Under the stars showing of the 2011 animated film “Rango” at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Bring cushions, stadium seats or blan- kets; no outside food or beverages allowed. Snacks and drinks will be sold. Showing Aug. 16-Dec. 1: “The Chihuahuan Desert Garden: The New Mexico Watercolor Society, Southern Chapter,” 35 paintings from society artists. A free public reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. A Wonders of Photography Summer camp for ages 5-7 is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 5-7, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost:$25 ($20 museum members). Pre-registration deposit of $5 required by July 31. White Sands Missile Range Museum and Missile Park — Exhibits feature the his- tory of the Trinity Site (site of the first atomic bomb test), the V-2 rocket, ranchers on the range and missile optics. An outdoor Missile Park displays rockets and missiles tested on the range. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed on federal holidays. Free admis- sion. Information: (575) 678-8824 (local call) or wsmr-history.org. Also Hubbard Museum of the American West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day. Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors, military; $2 children 6-16; free for children 5 and younger and museum members). Information: (575) 378-4142 or hubbardmuse- um.org. Showing through Sept. 9: “Celebration of Arte” exhibit recognizing excel- lence in the contemporary visual arts of the American West. Museum of the Big Bend — Sul Ross State University (Entrance 3), Hwy 90 in Alpine, Texas. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Guided tours available. Admission is free, donations accepted. Information: (432) 837-8734 or [email protected]. Showing through Sept. 1: “Southwest Landscapes,” works on paper and canvas by Caroline Korbell Carrington. New Mexico Museum of Space History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The museum features the International Space Hall of Fame and the Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater and Planetarium. Space center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and military, $4 ages 4-12, children 3 and younger free). Call for school tours and group ticket arrangements. Information: (877) 333-6589, (575) 437-2840 or nmspacemuseum.org.Free admission for active duty military and their families through Labor Day. The original DC-X Team will be inducted in the Space Hall of Fame Saturday, Aug. 17, as part of the DC-X First Flight and 20 Anniversary and Spaceplane Conference to be held Aug. 16-18 at Spaceport America and the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo. Details to be announced. See “Film Scene” for IMAX schedule. Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum— U.S. 82 in Cloudcroft, N.M. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6 to 12). Information: (575) 682-2932 or cloudcroftmu- seum.com. An Art & Wine in the Cool Pines festival is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 with art, wine, food and live music. Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway, Silver City, in the historic H.B. Ailman House. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Open until 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month. Admission: $3 suggested donation. Information: (575) 538-5921, 1-877-777-7947 (out of town), or silvercitymuseum.org. Showing Aug. 3-31 is “Neo-Mimbreño 2013 Vessels: Two Museums, One Exhibit.” The ves- sels, inspired by the prehistoric Mimbreño cul- ture of the Southwest, will be displayed at both the Silver City Museum and WNMU Museum. A Brown Bag Program, “Mathis and Mathis, 1936-1984” with Scott Fritz is noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, in the museum annex, 302 W. Broadway. A butter making demonstration is 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4. A medicine pouch craft class is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 10. A live auction of gently used items is 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, in the museum courtyard. An ice cream making demonstration is 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. An adult Drop Spindle craft is 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. Cost: $30; space is limited. August 2013 El Paso Scene Page 30 Museum Cont’d from Page 29 El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Zoo sum- mer entrance hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Zoo admission is $10 for ages 13 to 61; $7.50 for ages 62 and older and active duty military (including spouse) with ID; $6 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo mem- bers admitted free. Information: 532-8156, 521-1850 or elpasozoo.org. Bug Awareness Weekend is 9:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3-4. Planned activi- ties and arts and crafts will be available throughout the day, as well as a bug cooking demonstration. Outdoor Adventure Camp Outs — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department hosts Outdoor Adventure Camp, Aug. 9-10 at Galatzan Park, 650 Wallenberg. The overnight events begin at 4 p.m. Friday and conclude at 10 a.m. Saturday, and will have games, swimming, and more. Registration fee is $8 per child (17 and younger) and $10 per adult (18 and older). All families must provide their own tents, food, drinks, (no alcohol) and supplies. Camp spaces on a first come, first served basis starting at 4 p.m. Registration: $10 ($8 age 17 and younger); early registration encouraged as camp has sold- out every year. Information: 544-0753. Register online at elpasotexas.gov/parks or at any Recreation Center for either camp. El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society — Field trips are free and open to the public. Information: Mark Perkins, 637-3521. A trip to Rattlesnake Springs at Carlsbad Caverns National Park departs via carpool at 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, from Evergreen Cemetery, 12400 Montana. Bring lunch, water and sun block. Butterfly Flutterby – The Asombro Institute for Science Education at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park, 56501 N. Jornada in Las Cruces, hosts its 11th annual celebration of butterflies 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 17. Admission is $2. Information: (575) 524-3334 or asombro.org. The Nature Park is northeast of Las Cruces. From I-25 in Las Cruces, head east on Highway 70. Kid’s Fishing Tournament — The youth tournament is 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 17, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Information: 772-5605. Landscaping 101 — TecH20 Water Resources Learning Center, 10751 Montana, presents water-smart gardening techniques to help gardens survive the ongoing drought 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug 17. Space is limit- ed; preregistration is required. Admission is free. Information: 621-2008 or tech2o.org/events. White Sands Institute — White Sands National Monument and NMSU-Alamogordo host classes throughout the summer and fall months. All classes take place at White Sands National Monument. Space is limited. Information/registration: (575) 439-3842 or nmsua.edu (“Community Education”). Workshops open to grades 10 and older: • Tierra Incognita workshop: Cartography Literacy for Teachers — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Professor Pete Eidenbach, an archaeologist specializing in White Sands and Tularosa Basin human history, will base this workshop on his recent book “An Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps.” Cost: $30. • Portraits on the Dunes — Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 22-24. Learn creative tech- niques for better portraits with White Sands as the backdrop. Cost: $200. • Experience the Light! Light Painting at White Sands — Thursday and Friday, Sept. 5-6. Learn to create photographs using artificial and natural starlight during this new moon week- end. Cost: $200. ‘Tour the Night Skies and Constellations’ — El Paso Water Utilities presents hosts a sky party 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at TecH20 Water Resources Learning Center, 10751 Montana. Registration is free, but space is limited. Information/regis- tration: 621-2000 or tech2o.org. Franklin Mountains State Park — Most hiking and mountain-biking trails begin in the Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Road on the west side of the park (east of I-10). Entry fee is $5 per person, free for age 12 and under (with family). Correct cash or check only. Group rates available. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Information: 566-6441. Guided hikes are offered selected weekends. Cost is $3 ($1 ages 5-12; under 5 free), plus $5 park entry fee for ages 13 and older. Bring water, snacks, sturdy shoe/boots, hiking stick, maps and binoculars. Dogs welcome on leash on some hikes. Reservations required: 566- 6441 ext. 221, 224 or [email protected] or [email protected]. • West Cottonwood Mine Tours are 7 and 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Easy to moderate hike. • Peak Fitness Challenge Hike of Mundy’s Gap is 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, beginning at Ron Coleman Trail. Meet at Transmountain Road and carpool to trail. • Women’s Only Hike of Upper Sunset Trail is 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Easy to moderate. • Seniors Hike is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, along Nature Walk Trail at Tom Mays. Easy, beginner level trails, less than 1 mile. Guided Mountain Bike Rides begin at 7 a.m. at Chuck Heinrich Park: • Intermediate Ride is Sunday, Aug. 11. • Beginner Ride is Saturday, Aug. 24. • Expert Ride is Sunday, Aug. 25. A Perseids Meteor Shower Party is 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9. Bring a flashlight, folding chair and/or blanket and water. A Sunset Music Festival is planned for Saturday, Aug. 10. Details to be announced. A free Kids Arts in the Park event is 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, to learn nature, photography, videography, poetry, music and art. Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s Center for Environmental Resource Management offers free guided walking tours and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park. Tours last about two hours. Information: 747-8663 or riobosque.org. • Introductory tour is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. • Bird tour is 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11. • A Community Workday is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. • Faunal Monitoring is 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles. 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S0l1£ 8 Corner of Doniphan and Sunset Parking in the rear (915) 497-2586 Open Fridays & Saturdays 10am-4pm Cash or checks only with proper ID Please see Page 32 August 2013 El Paso Scene Page 31 Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site —Extended summer hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission: $7 (free for children 12 and younger). Additional activity cost for tours (including morning hike): $2 (free for age 4 and younger). Information: 857-1135 or texasstateparks.gov. Reservations are recommended for the self-guided area and for camping: (512) 389-8900. Call for schedule of guided tours. To get there: Take Montana Avenue (U.S. Highway 62-180) into the Hueco Mountains then turn left on Ranch Road 2775. Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso Desert Botanical Garden — 4200 Doniphan (across from Frontera). Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission: $3 (free for members). Information: 584-0563, keystoneheritagepark.org or elpa- sobotanicalgardens.org. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park — 5000 Calle del Norte in Mesilla. All events free with park admission, unless listed otherwise. Hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday; call for seasonal variations. Day use fee: $5 per vehicle ($40 annual pass). Information: (575) 523-4398. Bird Walks are 7:30 a.m. Saturdays. Nature Hikes are 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Music on the Plaza performance is 6 p.m. with folk group Rio Grande Ramblers Sunday, Aug. 18, Sept. 22 and Oct. 6. A Boating Safety course is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. White Sands National Monument — The glistening gypsum dunes are about 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70. The monument is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Sept. 2; visitor center hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sept. 8. Entrance fee: $3 age 17 and older. Free for children. Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to nps.gov/whsa. Full Moon Hike is 8 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Reservations required (online only) starting two weeks ahead of hike. Cost: $5; $2.50 age 15 and young, plus monument entrance fees. The Full Moon Night monthly program begins at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, with folklore, storytelling, legends and archaeology with Mike McCartney, aka “Indiana Bones.” Sunset strolls are offered daily beginning at 7 p.m. through Aug. 4, 6:45 p.m. Aug. 5-18; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19-25; 6:15 p.m. Aug. 26- Sept. 8. Lake Lucero tours are 9 a.m. Sunday, July 28, and Saturday, Aug. 31. Cost is $3 per adult; $1.50 age 16 and under. Hike Smart Talks are on desert safety, out- door and survival skills adventure preparedness for ages 8 to adult are 5 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 31. (children must be accompa- nied by parent). Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information: (575) 785-2232 or nps.gov/cave. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily; tours available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last entry into cave via natural entrance is 3:30 p.m. with last entry into cave via elevator at 4 p.m. Plan 3-1/2 hours for a walk-in tour and 1-1/2 hours for Big Room tour. Cost is $6 ($3 for ages 6-15 or seniors with discount card). The park’s audio self-guided tour is $3 extra (also available in Spanish The “bat season” generally lasts from late May through mid-October. Daily bat flight talks (about 15 minutes long) are offered just before sunset at the amphitheatre outside the natural entrance. Other guided tours are available; call or check website for details. Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument — 44 miles north of Silver City on NM Highway 15. Entrance fee: $3 per per- son; $10 per family. Information: (575) 536- 9461 or nps.gov/gicl. Guadalupe Mountains National Park — 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good for one week and all trails. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Camping is $8 per site per night. Information: (915) 828-3251. New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee is $5. All programs are free with park entrance, unless otherwise listed. Information: (575) 744- 5998 or nmparks.com. • Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff. Information: (575) 437-8284. A tour of Venus, the crescent moon and Saturn is 8:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. • Rockhound State Park, five miles south of Deming on State Road 11 and then east on Rockhound Road (State Road 141). Day use hours: 7:30 a.m. to sunset. Information: (575) 546-6182 or (575) 744-5998. Music in the Park is 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, featuring AlmaZazz and accordionist Judy Mitchell. A Fall Plant Sale is 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 28. • Caballo Lake State Park, 60 miles north of Las Cruces on Interstate 25. Information: (575) 527-8386. Free Basic Boating Safety Classes are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. • Elephant Butte Lake State Park — Information: (575) 744-5998. August bass fishing tournaments are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. every weekend: The Socorro Bass Club Tournament is Aug. 3-4. American Bass Association Tournament is Aug. 10 and Aug. 24. Duke City Bass Bums Tournament is Aug. 17-18. • Leasburg Dam State Park, Radium Springs, two miles off Interstate 25 at Exit 19. Information: (575) 524–4068. Music Under The Stars performance is 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. • Bottomless Lakes State Park — 13 miles east of Roswell, (via U.S. Hwy 380 and NM Hwy 409). Information: (575) 624-6058. The summer Enchanted Evenings presenta- tions run 8 to 9 p.m. Saturdays, through Aug. 31, at the Lea Lake pavilion. The 27th annual Paddle Board races are 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug 3. The Bottomless Bubblefest weekend for scuba divers is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park — 1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad, N.M. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 7-12; free for 6 and under). Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (last entry at 3:30 p.m.). Information: (575) 887-5516. A Star Party is 8 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9. Music and the Moon is 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, with entertainment by classic rock band The Proof followed by a Full Moon Walk at 7:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. Nature Cont’d from Page 31 El Paso Scene Page 32 August 2013 5-«-. : ~.- Healing & CooIing ª Refrigeraled Air Sheel MelaI & Ducl Work R esidentiaI & C om m erciaI DISCOUNTS TOALL MILITARY PERSONNEL Lic. #TACLA026184E Member, Better Business Bureau Recipient of the SUPERSERVICE AWARD on Angie's List! Licensed in Texas & New Mexico Swamped by Humid Heat? 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Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society and Haunted History - The organization offers a variety of “ghost tours” each month. All proceeds benefit Concordia Cemetery for restoration and preservation. Age 13 and older welcome. Tours are $10, unless otherwise list- ed. Information/reservations: 408-7461 or ghosts915.com. • Ghost Tours of the historic La Hacienda, 1720 Paisano, is 9 p.m. to midnight every Friday and Saturday in August. Cost: $20 (pro- ceeds benefit restoration and preservation of La Hacienda). • Ghost tour of San Elizario Historic District is 10 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 2, during the First Friday ArtWalk. Meet at the Golden Eagle Gallery, 1501 Main Street at 9:30 p.m. • Concordia Cemetery Ghost Tours are 9 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 and 10, at historic Concordia Cemetery. Bring a camera. Meet at 8:30 p.m. at the Yandell entrance. • Downtown Ghost Tour is 9 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Meet at 8:30 p.m. in front of the Downtown Main Library (Cleveland Square) next to the El Paso Museum of History. Contains adult situations, offensive history and some adult language. • A Ghost and Game tour of Cohen Stadium is Saturday, Aug. 24, following the Diablos game. Cost: $5 (includes both tour and game). History Notes Lecture Series —The monthly program is 1 to 2 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main, north end of the Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2154 or las- cruces.org/museums. • Aug. 8: “The Art of the Magoffin House” with Leslie Bergloff. • Sept. 12: “Protector Saint of New Mexico: 19th,” with Elizabeth Zarur. John Wesley Hardin’s Demise —The Concordia Heritage Association’s John Wesley Hardin “Secret Society” annual commemora- tion is 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Concordia Cemetery. The event marks the infamous gun- slinger’s Aug. 19, 1895 fatal shooting by Constable John Selman with a special gravesite ceremony and reenactment by Six Guns and Shady Ladies and historians. There will also be the annual “Toast to John Wesley.” Short ghost tour follows. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with prize drawings at 9 p.m. (must be present to win) Bring folding chair, flashlight and closed- toe shoes. Admission: $5 ($2 military/students/seniors; free for age 12 and younger). Information: 581-7920 or concor- diacemetery.org. The historic Central El Paso cemetery is between Yandell and Gateway West east of Copia. Proceeds from the event benefit the preservation and restoration of the cemetery, including the recently added Military Memorial. Hardin moved to El Paso in 1895 after his release from prison. He was shot to death in Aug. 19, 1895, by Constable John Selman. Hardin was 42, and claimed to have killed 30 men. Fort Bayard Birthday — Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society celebrates the fort’s 147th birthday is Saturday, Aug. 24 in historic in Fort Bayard, N.M. (6 miles east of Silver City off Highway 180). Tours planned at 9:30 a.m. followed by birthday cake and refreshments. Information: (575) 956-3294, (307) 640-3012 or fortbayard.org. The Society hosts guided tours of the historic fort at 9:30 a.m. every Saturday in August. Tour takes about 90 minutes; wear walking shoes, sun screen and a hat; water recommended. The museum will also be open. Admission is free, but donations appreciated. Individual tours may also be scheduled in advance. Fountain Murder Trial reenactment — The creative reenactment is 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, at Hillsboro Community Center Theater in Hillsboro, N.M. The Labor Day weekend event also includes screenings of “Among the Dust of Thieves: A True Story of the Final Days of Mesilla’s Col. Albert Fountain” at the Historic Sheriff Murphy House, readings by authors of books on Albert Fountain, Albert Fall and the Fountain Murder Trial, vendors offering antiques, historic arti- facts, updated and expanded walking guide to Hillsboro’s historic sites and horse drawn wagon rides. Information: (575) 895-3324. ‘New Deal Public Art of New Mexico’ — The traveling photographic exhibit runs through Sept. 30 at Education Center and Museum Shop on Main Street in Hillsboro, N.M. (across from the Post Office). Admission is free. Information: (575) 895-3324. Los Portales Museum and Visitor Center — 1521 San Elizario Road. The muse- um is operated by the San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society, and is housed in an 1850s Territorial-style building across from the San Elizario church. It offers gifts, family trees, historical artifacts as well as information on the “First Thanksgiving” and the Salt War of 1877. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 851-1682. San Elizario Veterans Museum and Memorial Walk — The museum is at 1501- B Main Street in San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: Ann Lara, 345- 3741 or Ray Borrego, 383-8529. Fort Selden State Monument —The monument, in Radium Springs 13 miles north of Las Cruces, is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday (closed Tuesday). Admission is $3; (ages 16 and under free). Sunday admission for New Mexico residents is $1. Information: (575) 526-8911 or nmmonu- ments.org. Fort Selden was a 19th-century adobe fort established to protect early settlers from Indian raids. The monument seeks to preserve the remaining ruins and has a visitor’s center with exhibits of military life at the post. From Las Cruces, take I-25 north to Exit 19. El Paso Scene August 2013 Page 33 Agave Rosa Gallery — 905 Noble (next to the International Museum of Art). Hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The gallery features paint- ings, sculpture, jewelry and photography by area emerging artists. Information: 533-8011, [email protected]. Showing through Aug. 3: Solo Exhibition by artist Geo Gamez. Opening Saturday, Aug. 10 is “Maticies,” group show with works by Gaspar Enriquez, Gabriel Gaytán, Francisco Romero, Mauricio Mora, Alberto Escamilla, Daniel Padilla, Jose Luis Cuevas and Raul Anguiano. Reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Book signing of “Bridge Over the Abyss, (Puente Sobre El Abismo)” the new book by Walter Schaefer (Juárez correspondent for El Paso Scene), is at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. The book covers the art history of Juárez from 1890 through the present. Book price $13. Arts International call for artists — El Paso Art Association invites area artists to enter up to three pieces of artwork through Aug. 15 for the 46th annual Arts International Juried Exhibition in the fall. Information: 534-7377. Prospectus and online entry form available at artsinternat.com. This show is is open to all artists from Texas, New Mexico, and the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. This year’s judge is Dr. Stacy Schultz, PhD, Art History Faculty UTEP and the juror is Kelley Hestir, Art Department, NMSU. Cash prizes awarded. The 2013 award will be announced at the gala opening 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Crossland Gallery, 500 W. Paisano. Ballroom Marfa — 108 E. San Antonio Street in Marfa. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Information: (432) 729-3700 or ballroommarfa.org. Showing through Sept. 8: Artists’ Films International: Alix Pearlstein. Organized in con- junction with Whitechapel Gallery, London, the fifth season of Artists’ Films International, pro- gram showcasing international artists working with film, video and animation features the work of New-York’s Alix Pearlstein. Chamizal galleries — Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Los Paisano hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; weekends by request. Los Abrazos hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays during performances (dis- plays vary). Admission is free. Information: 532- 7273 or nps.gov/cham/. Showing at Los Paisanos Gallery is “Art from the Heart: A Different Perspective,” works of four differently abled artists whose unique gifts and artistic abilities have given them freedom from what some may perceive as limitations. Artistic media include water color, carving, col- ored pencil, wood block stamp, poetry, mixed media, and more. Chinati Foundation — Marfa, Texas. One of the world’s largest collections of permanent- ly installed contemporary art is open for guided tours throughout the year at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Admission is $10 ($5 for students, seniors). Full tour is $25 ($10 students). Information: (432) 729-4362 or chinati.org. A Summer Garden Social is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, with free tastings of locally crafted food and drinks made with ingredients grown on museum grounds. Guest can also help tend the museum’s garden. 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 or [email protected]. Showing Aug. 2-31: 2013 International Eye of the Camera Exhibition and Sale. The juried photography show features 67 images by 26 photographers from Texas, New Mexico, and Chihuahua, Mexico. This year’s judge is Paul Schranz. Gala opening is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. El Paso Artisan Gallery — The gallery’s is in the El Paso Exploreum, 320 W. San Antonio. The gallery features works for sale by local painters, jewelers, crafters and photographers. Lynx hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday. Gallery admission is free. Information: 533-4330 or elpasoexploreum.org. Now showing is “Falling Giants: A Photo Exhibit of Demolition Weekend.” The juried exhibit showcases photography of the demoli- tion of the Asarco smokestacks and El Paso City Hall. El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays. Admission is free. Information: 532-1707 or elpasoartmuseum.org. The museum will take part in the Blue Star Museums Program, offering free admission for ticketed exhibits for active duty military and their families Memorial Day through Labor Day. Showing July 28-Sept. 8 is “Moving Pictures: Production Art from the Academy Library, pre- sented in partnership with the Plaza Classic Film Festival. The exhibit features a rare collec- tion of original production design artwork from the Golden Age of Hollywood, Moving Pictures: Production Art from the Academy Library includes storyboards, concept sketches, paintings and drawings by major art directors and illustrators. In conjunction with the exhibit are free screenings celebrating local filmmakers. (See Plaza Classic Film Festival listing for schedule). Featured “Artist on Art through Sept. 8 is Christine Foerster. Foerster’s media include textiles, performance, sculptural installation and public art. Her “Goatwalking” invites El Paso residents on a series of walks with goats. Each walk is documented at goatwalking.com. Showing through Aug. 18: Bienal Cd. Juárez/El Paso Biennial 2013, “Tijuana to Brownsville: Contemporary Art Along the Border” in the Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Gallery. The exhibition features over 40 artists living and working within 200 miles of the US/Mexico border and is the third collaboration between the El Paso Museum of Art and the Museo de Arte INBA - Cd. Juárez. August 2013 El Paso Scene Page 34 Please see Page 35 T:uc ¹rr - Srua:c ç:jr Sícj (915) 851-0742 or 474-1800 www.aIbertoescamiIIa.com Located in Historic San EIizario 1445 Main Street Suites B1-2 in PIacita Madrid 1s.a¤:íía's T:uc ¹rr çaíícr¸ "Ballerina in Green in Studio" 8"x10" Hours: 10 am-4 pm Wed., Fri., Sat.; 11:30 am-4 pm Thurs.; 12:30-4 pm Sun. Directions: I-10 east to Loop 375 south; take the Socorro Road exit and go east 7 miles to Main Street, San Elizario 1arqc s cí c. r : cu cj arr j rc¤ í auas .ajcs , s curíwc sr , sc as . ajc s, rcí : q: cus arr aua ¤crc . Or: q: uaí c: í s , rc jrcau. r : cus , q: j r : rc ¤s aua s cuvcu: rs . Showing through August are works by Margarita Cabrera in the lobby. Showing through Sept. 15: “Contemporary Texas Prints.” Showing through Nov. 3 in the Retablo Niche: “Our Lady of Sorrows.” Eden Enterprises presents a bilingual theatrical reading of “Romeo and Juliet” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, in the auditorium. Admission is free; space is limited. World Cinema Series film screenings are 2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission: $3 suggested dona- tion; free for members and children 12 and younger. Age restrictions may apply depending on rating of film. See “Film Scene” for details. The museum’s summer classes for youth, teens and adults continue through Aug. 25. See separate listing for details. Free workshops for preschoolers are 10 to 11 a.m. every other Thursday, through Aug. 22, for ages 3 to 5 and a caregiver. Participants look closely at a work or art, read a related story and participate in an activity to promote visual literacy. Call to pre-register; space is limited. Freeway column mural unveiling — The unveiling event for Gabriel S. Gaytán’s new Freeway Column Mural at Chicano Park Dos, “#13 Matlac-iuan-yei,” is 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at Lincoln Park, 4001 Durazno, with special guest Danza Omecoatl Danza Azteca. The mural depicts the 13 lunar cycles, and repre- sents the importance of the number 13 in many indigenous cultures. Presented with support of the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department and Texas Commission on the Arts. Information: elpasotexas.gov/mcad. Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday Wednesday and Friday; noon to 7 p.m. Thursday or by appointment. Information: 533-9090 or halmar- cus.com. The gallery will take part in Last Thursday Downtown events 6 to 9 p.m. the last Thursday of the month. The July 25 event fea- tures a meet and greet with artist Kaycee Dougherty at 7 p.m. followed by an ArtTalk at 7:30 p.m., with entertainment by musician and 3-D artist Jorge Guzman. The gallery is owned and operated by local artist Hal Marcus and his wife, Gallery Director Patricia Medici. Marcus’s home and studio, located across the street, are available for per- sonal tours. 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 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Free guided tours available on a walk-in basis. Admission is free. Information: 543-6747 or internationalmu- seumofart.net. Showing through Aug. 25: “The Equine Art of Debbie Flood,” solo exhibit of equine and western themed works. Flood is known for whimsical yet accurate details of children and adults interacting with horses in a Western set- ting. Flood founded the International Equine Artists in 2010. Showing Aug. 3-25: works by current and graduate students from UTEP’s Upper Level Art painting course led by Robert Gonzalez. Artist meet and greet is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. Marfa Contemporary — 100 E. San Antonio in Marfa, Texas. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: (432) 729-3500 or marfacontemporary.org. Showing through Aug. 31: “Exposed,” por- trait photography by rock star Bryan Adams. The exhibit includes 29 images of fellow musi- cians and other celebrities taken featured in Adams’ book of the same name. Subjects include Queen Elizabeth, musicians Mick Jagger, Amy Winehouse and pin, actors, Mickey Rourke, Lindsay Lohan, Sean Penn, Ben Kingsley and more. Museum of Art Docent Training Program — El Paso Museum of Art is taking applications through Aug. 12 for its 2013- 2014 training program. Volunteer gallery educa- tors, also known as docents, should have an interest in teaching diverse audiences, a willing- ness to study American and European art histo- ry, and be able to commit to the program for one year following training. Previous knowledge of art is not necessary, but candidates must be able to commit to a six month training program in addition to fulfilling a minimum service requirement. Training classes meet once a week. Bilingual skills highly encouraged but not required. Information: Elisabeth Sommer, 532- 1707, ext. 17, [email protected] or elpasoartmuseum.org. Northeast Critique Group — The artists’ group meets at 3 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Opengate Community Church, 9821 McCombs. Bring a recent painting or drawing to be critiqued (not criticized). All media welcome. Information: Judy, 755-1443 or Connie, 490-3978. Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is next to Sun Bowl Stadium (off Dawson Drive). Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend hours by appointment only. Third floor gallery closed through September. Information: 747-6151 or rubincenter.utep.edu. Showing July 25-Sept. 14 in the Project Space: “Theatre Mitu /Juárez: A Documentary Mythology,” the visual art installation is present- ed in conjunction with the premiere of Theatre Mitu’s performance documentary. Following a nearly two-year long research project on the stories, shared memories, community mytholo- gy and personal narratives of the residents of Ciudad Juárez/El Paso, Theater Mitu premieres a new documentary theater piece exploring the border region labeled both the “second safest city in America per capita” and “the most dan- gerous place on Earth.” A free “Secrets of the Streets: Urban Art Workshop” is Thursday, Aug. 1, for ages 5-12. Participants learn the process of printmaking, stencil art, and how to plan and create murals. A screening of urban art for teens also will be held. San Elizario Art District — Several gal- leries and artist studios are located 1445 to 1501 Main Street near the San Elizario Plaza on the Mission Trail. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 474-1800 or 851-0093. The First Friday ArtWalk is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, with artist galleries open late, live demonstrations and music. A Ghost Tour begins at 10 p.m. To get there, take Loop 375 South from I-10, exit Socorro Rd., then drive 7 miles east to Main Street. Featured gallery artists include Al Borrego, Rob Mack, Palmira Lopez, Manuel Alvarado, Maria Branch, Bert Saldaña, Joanna Franco, Melissa Himes, M. Concepcion, Robert Lichlyter, Amado Pena Jr. and Arturo Avalos. Sunland Art Gallery — The newly relocat- ed gallery featuring original art, paintings and photographs, jewelry, prints and gift items by local artists is at 5034-D Doniphan, in Placita Santa Fe (behind Tippi Tea Room). Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Information: Cil Abeyta, 584-3117 or 474- 0053. Showing in August is “Placita Santa Fe’s Best,” featuring work of gallery members. August’s featured artist is Dorian Clouser. A retired art teacher, Clouser will exhibit her realistic Plein Air watercolors and pastel depic- tion of flowers, landscape and everyday scenes. She will have cards, matted prints and originals on display Sunland Winery — Located at Art & Frame Mfg., 1769 Victory Lane in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 6 p.m. to midnight Thursday through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information:(575) 589-1214. Painting and tast- ing classes are offered the third Friday and Saturday of the month (Aug. 16-17). Call for details. The Oak Tree — The new gallery at Placita Santa Fe, 5032 Doniphan, features Juárez artists and Mata Ortiz pottery. Information: 929-7390 or theoaktreegallery.wix.com/gallery. Las Cruces/Mesilla Dia de los Muertos poster call for artists — The Calavera Coalition seeks artists’ original artwork submissions through Aug. 27 for its 2013 Dia de los Muertos on the Mesilla Plaza official t-shirt and poster design. Submitted work must reflect the spirit and cel- ebration of El Dia del los Muertos, be in black Art Scene Cont’d from Page 34 Please see Page 36 El Paso Scene Page 35 August 2013 LOVE IS BETTER THE SECOND TIME AROUND Á4ep! z Ir|cn4 fer I|fc frem |c! 0ezr4|zn Án]c| 11811 Mr0rzrkcn z! 0´8hcz |Izr Izs! I| |zseI · |815I 588-0111 www.p]zwzcp.er] |r||rk en ¨|c!s Ávz||z||c fer Á4ep!|en¨I HeaIth Guarantee! We welcome checks for donations as well as pet food, litter, toys, office supplies, laundry soap, paper towels, blankets and towels. VOLUNTEERSNEEDED Á4ep!|en Icc ¹100-¹125 rzsh er rzr4 |ne rhcrksI Please see Page 36 and white format in any media that can be easi- ly converted for screen printing. Winner will receive one free booth space at the celebra- tion, valued at $175. Entries submitted on a CD or through e-mail as JPEG or PDF files and list artwork title, size, a brief description and artist’s name, e-mail address, mailing address and phone number. Send CDs to P.O. Box 1308, Mesilla, N.M., 88046 or email to [email protected]. Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery — 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across from the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. New works displayed every three months. Information: (575) 522-2933 or mesillavalleyfinearts.com. August’s featured artists are Roberta Leavelle Widner, and Marjorie Houston, featuring travel- related works. Mesquite Art Gallery — 340 N. Mesquite in Las Cruces. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Information: (575) 640-3502 or mesquiteart- gallery.com. Showing in August is “Local Ladies,” works several area female artists including Joyce Macrorie (etchings), Margaret Bernstein (paint- ings), Mildred Grossman (lithographs and acrylics), Lois Smith (watercolor) and Wanda Fuselier (recycled art). Opening reception is 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Rokoko Art Gallery — 1785 Avenida de Mercado in Mesilla. The gallery features the work of Mitch and A.me Alamag. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, or by appointment. Information: (575) 405-8877 or rokokoart.com. Works in all media are being taken Sept. 6-8 for the group show, “Let’s Face It,” creations exploring the different faces of life. Entry fee is $15. Opening reception for the show is 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. Tombaugh Gallery —First Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S. Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, or by appointment. Information: (575) 522-7281 or uuchurchlc.org. Showing Aug. 4-Sept. 27: “The Journey,” paintings by Dennis Lujan. The exhibit tells a story of self-awareness and personal triumphs and tragedy in a universal experience. Opening reception is 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4. West End Art Depot — The “We AD,” at 401 N. Mesilla in Las Cruces, is an arts cooper- ative and incubator in a 7,000-square-foot Quonset hut warehouse in the Alameda Historic Depot neighborhood. Studio members and community support welcome. Information: Chris, (575) 312-9892, [email protected] or we-ad.org. Also Alto Artists Studio Tour — The artists of the Alto, N.M., area open their studios for the 10th annual free public tour Aug. 2-4. The self-guided tour features 27 area artists in a variety of media in nine 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 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce, (575) 937-4498 or 1-877-784-3676 or altoartists.com. A public preview party is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Spencer Theater in Alto. 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. Art Hop — MainStreet Truth or Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m. the second Saturday of each month (Aug. 10) in the downtown gallery district. The event fea- tures the monthly art opening of new shows throughout the galleries of Truth or Consequences, including fine arts, pottery, and fabric arts. Many shops and restaurants stay open late for this monthly event, with live music in several locations. Information torc- mainstreet.org. Hubbard Museum of the American West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day. Information: (575) 378-4142 or hubbardmuseum.org. Showing through Sept. 9 in the museum’s Green Tree Gallery: The inaugural “Celebracion del Arte” Juried Art Show, featuring original art in various mediums, including paintings and sculptures, from some of New Mexico region’s best artists. Thirty-two artists, showing 54 pieces of original art, were selected as finalists for the show. Pastel Society of New Mexico — The Pastel Society of New Mexico seeks area entries through Aug. 15 for its 22nd annual juried National Pastel Painting Exhibit Nov. 1- 24, at Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque. Judge is Elizabeth Mowry, with jurors Marla Baggetta, Marc Hanson, Sally Strand. Cash and merchandise awards total about $10,000. All works must be original and at least 80 percent pastel. Maximum of 3 digital entries accepted. Cost: $40 ($35 members). Information/prospectus at pastelsnm.org or by sending SASE to PSNM-F, PO Box 3571, Albuquerque, N.M. 87190-3571. Rio Bravo Fine Art — 110 Broadway in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Home of the Estate of Harold Joe Waldrum. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, or by appointment. Information: (575) 894- 0572 or riobravofineart.net. Showing through Aug. 18: “In Bloom,” paintings and illustrations by Chantal Elena Mitchell. This collection of work is a view into Mitchell’s progression into womanhood and her growth as a painter. The images inquire into the depths of female sexuality while incor- porating floral imagery, psychedelic influences, and a wide spectrum of colors. Summer Art Workshops — Cloudcroft Art Workshops hosts its 2013 fine art work- shops Mondays through Fridays at the “Old Red School House” (Public Library), 90 Swallow Place in Cloudcroft, N.M. through Aug. 16. Cost per workshop varies; 10 per- cent discount for paid registration 30 days in advance of workshop. Information/request a brochure: (575) 439-9785, [email protected] or CloudcroftArt.com. The Village of Cloudcroft has hosted the sum- mer art workshops for more than 60 years. Workshops offered for all levels, led by accom- plished area artists. • July 29-Aug. 2: JoBeth Gilliam (watercolor) • Aug. 5-9: Bob Rohm (pastel/oil) • Aug. 12-16: Jan Hart (watercolor). El Paso Scene Page 36 August 2013 EI Paso: 1500 Airway · 7144 Gateway East · 4757 Hondo Pass · 2929 N. Mesa 5863 N. Mesa · 7801 N. Mesa · 2275 Trawood · 1331 N. Zaragoza Las Cruces: 1205 El Paseo · 445 S. Telshor If' s fime fo heod bock fo cIoss And sforf hiffing fhe books 8uf who hos fhe fime fo cook7 So before you go bock fo schooI Moke sure you sfop by your fovorife resfouronf ViIIoge Inn Where fhere' s good food ond good feeIings Good Food ... Good FeelIngs ® Art Scene Cont’d from Page 35 C ongratulations go out to owner Sandy Whitacre as The Marketplace in Placita Santa commemorates its 20th anniversary this fall. Historic, quaint, and blessed with a generous sprinkling of nostalgia, it’s little wonder that The Marketplace and the Placita itself have become one of El Paso’s favorite places to shop and dine. The Marketplace’s story is not just one of a successful business venture; it also cele- brates a legacy of family ownership dating back six decades and three generations. Situated in the Upper Valley on Doniphan Drive (once designated as the historic Bankhead Highway) just north of the Crossroads, Placita Santa Fe traces its ori- gins back to the early 1940s when it was the “Paradise Motel, a small motor court often frequented by out-of-town jockeys and the racing crowd from the Sunland Park Track. E. M. Quinonez, grandfather of current center owners, Whitacre, Ron Gillis and Rick Gillis, purchased the property around 1950. Quinonez, already the proprietor of several hardware stores in El Paso, saw the potential offered by the sparsely developed Upper Valley. With this in mind, he added a large retail building at the south corner of the property to accommodate his new International Hardware store. As the center evolved, the roomy site would later be occupied by Georgia’s Antiques, Studio W Art Gallery, and its current tenant, Elegant Consignments. Whitacre’s mother, Dora Bailey, and Whitacre’s aunt, Gloria Pena, inherited the land and improvements in 1980 after the deaths of Quinonez and his wife. Sandy’s parents elected to take the north (motel) side of the property, while Gloria and her husband, Jerry, chose to develop the south side. During the three ensuing decades, each segment of the center has had its own fascinating evolution. Whitacre’s parents leased the north prop- erty to Dorothy Munoz, who turned the former motel office into a resale store for high end clothing and rented out the motel rooms as small retail spaces. In the ensu- ing decade Whitacre’s parents added a large extension to the rear of the original motel building, outfitting it as restaurant space. Opening as the “King’s Bistro,” the space has been home to a variety of dining options over the years, one of which even presented melodramas. Its most recent incarnation is “The Magic Bistro,” whose menu and ambiance is similar to that of its popular predecessor, “The Magic Pan”. When Sandy took over operations in 1990, the restaurant was called “Memories.” This was followed shortly thereafter by a fine dining establishment named “Buster Wolfe’s.” Sandy soon real- ized that too much room was dedicated to dining so she cut the size of the restaurant space by nearly half, and converted the remaining area into gift shops. To emphasize the building’s new focus, in November 1993 Sandy christened the newly remodeled building, “The Marketplace.” At its inception Sandy’s intent was to offer both antiques and hand- crafted good by local artisans. “As the vendors have changed over the years, the emphasis has changed away from antiques more to art and home décor,” she confides. “Now, most of the antiques I have are not for sale, and serve more as background display. The focus of what we sell has also changed away from handcrafted goods to ‘boutique’ items.” The seven vendors she works with cur- rently offer a fascinating variety of unique products, including artwork, candles, clothing, jewelry, purses, and wearable art. During the same period, Sandy also updated the adjacent motel space, adding doors between rooms. For the past 15 years, the area has been known as “Antique Traders,” which advertises itself as “ten rooms of hidden treasurers.” Like the Marketplace, Antique Traders is run as a co-op and showcases items offered by various local vendors. Norma Garza, a vendor at Antique Traders, relates that their slogan, “a brows- er’s paradise,” is really true. “Although the emphasis is on furniture, quilts and vintage jewelry and clothing, you can find all sorts of unusual items at very reasonable prices. In fact, out of town dealers often stop by to purchase items for resale in their home communities.” Two new businesses now occupy the remaining stores on the north side of the Placita. Long time visitors will remember the front space as “Casa de Emma,” which offered a variety of unusual Mexican Imports. Now it is “Tippi Teas,” a trendy tea shop where you can take a shopping break while you enjoy a cup of freshly brewed tea, or choose from dozens of gourmet teas to brew for yourself at home. As one of the center’s newest tenants, the Sunland Art Gallery recently relocated to Placita. Their current show, “Placita Santa Fe’s Best,” showcases work by all 22 of their co-op members. In addition to origi- nal paintings and prints, you can also find a selection of jewelry, photographs and other gift items. By this time you may be asking why Gallery Talk is profiling the Placita. The answer is simple: although tenants have changed a number of times, from the very beginning of its retail history, art has been the consistent force which has attracted visitors to Placita Santa Fe. In addition to shops that sold crafts, prints and Mexican art, several major gal- leries have also leased space over the years. These include a gallery run by Tita Sterling, a well known figure in the El Paso art community, the Santa Fe Gallery, The Doug Ford Gallery, and most recently Studio W Art Galleries, which showcased original artwork by many of the most high- ly sought after local artists. It also gained a reputation for hosting exhibitions honoring nationally recognized out of town artists such as Robert “Shoofly” Shufelt, Gordon Snidow, Amado Pena and R. C. Gorman and helped launch the careers of several young artists to include Mauricio Mora and Francisco Romero. Nearly every shop on both sides of the Placita continues to sell art in some form or another. The Elegant Consignments offers a wide selection of resale art. Next door, Frames by Rudy, has provided El Pasoans with quality framing for nearly 20 years. If you are in a do-it-yourself mode, at the Stamp Act you can learn how to personalize all sorts of products from stationery to invita- tions and Myriam’s Faux Finish has a vari- ety of classes to teach beginners how to finish furniture, while Maylana Yarns also offers workshops ranging from knitting to crocheting and needlepoint. With the recent opening of two additional shops on the south side of the Placita, The Oak Tree, which specializes in work by Juarez artists, and the Desert Gypsy, whose owner offers artwork and imports from the interior of Mexico, Placita Santa Fe has definitely become one of El Paso’s artsiest shopping destinations. El Paso Holocaust Museum Those of you who are fans of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” might recall a question asking, “Which series of chil- dren’s books were written by authors who escaped from France by bicycle during World War II?” Choices were “Madeline,” “Curious George,” “Chloe” and Eloise.” The answer is “Curious George,” and our own El Paso Holocaust Museum will detail this fascinating story in their exhibition, “Wartime Escape: Margret and H. A. Rey’s Journey from France” which opens Sept. 1 and runs through Oct. 5. Education Director Jamie Williams relates that this family-friendly exhibition uses drawings created during the Reys’ five-month long journey by bicycle, train and boat from the time they left Paris in June 1940, through Portugal, Spain and Brazil until their arrival in the United States in 1941. It was here that the popular “Curious George” series was published by Houghton Mifflin in 1941. Born in Hamburg, Germany, H.A. Rey spent much of his free time as a youth sketching the animals at the Hamburg zoo. He met his wife in Brazil and the couple settled in Paris in 1935, where Rey’s ani- mal drawings came to the attention of a French publisher who commissioned him to write a children’s book. The result, “Raffy and the Nine Monkeys,” is little remembered today, but one of its charac- ters, an adorably impish monkey named Curious George, was such a success that the couple considered writing a book just about him. Their work was interrupted with the out- break of World War II. As Jews, the Reys decided to flee Paris before the Nazis seized the city. Hans assembled two bicy- cles, and they fled Paris just a few hours before it fell. Among the meager posses- sions they brought with them was the illus- trated manuscript of “Curious George.” The Sept. 1 Grand Opening will offer hands-on children’s activities, readings of “Curious George” and guided tours of the museum. The museum is also hosting “The Wartime Escape Art and Writing Contest” beginning Aug. 1. Children from grades 1- 6 are invited to submit art inspired by the journey of the Reys, the Curious George stories, or escape and rescue during the Holocaust. Youth from grades 6-12 are invited to submit writing entries on rescue and/or escape during the Holocaust. The contest will close Sept. 29 and contest winners will be announced Oct. 5. For information, call 351-0048. Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer specializing in the visual arts. z Page 37 El Paso Scene August 2013 Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe marks 20th anniversary this fall ‘Viva El Paso!’ —The summertime pageant returns to McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre for its 36th season 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Aug. 10. The outdoor musical extravaganza highlights the four major cultures of the region, through drama, song and dance, that have called El Paso home. Tickets:$18- $24 and $18 ($4 off children ages 2-12; $2 off military and seniors 65 and older). Group discounts available for groups of 20 by calling 231-1100, ext. 5. Information: elpaso- live.com. Dinners served 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; must be purchased in advance. by noon Friday the weekend of the event. A Spanish-language performance is Sunday, Aug. 4. ‘The Vultures at the Well’ — Border Theatre presents a multi-disciplinary modern myth at 8 p.m. Friday and 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 26-28, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Studio Theatre. The perform- ance incorporates theatre, dance, music, and visual art. Tickets: $8 in advance; $10 at the door; free for Saturday matinee. Information: 412-5283 or bordertheatre.org. Summer Repertory — El Paso Community College Performer’s Studio concludes its 2013 Summer Repertory Season shows Aug. 1-3 with “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” by Burt V. Royal. Showtime is 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday Sunday at the Transmountain Campus Forum Theatre on Hwy 54 (Diana exit). Tickets: $15 general admission; $10 non-EPCC students; $7 EPCC students/seniors. Information: 831-5056, 637- 4029 or epcc.edu. ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Performed by Professor TJ Barker’s Troupe of Theatricals’ - Kids-N-Co., 1301 Texas, presents the show written by Ernie Nolan through Aug. 3. Directed by Jaime Lupercio. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $7 ($5 students, military and seniors). Information: 351-1455 or facebook. The comedy includes music and a play within a play. A touring theater company must stage the fairy tale production without its orchestra and five of its actors who play dwarves. Director is Jan Wolfe. ‘Dames at Sea’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre opens its season with the musical by George Haimsohn, Robin Miller and Jime Wise Aug. 2-18. Directed by Janet Mazdra. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $10 ($9 seniors, students, military; $8 per person for groups of 10 or more; $7 children under six). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org. A long-running hit off-Broadway brought star- dom to Bernadette Peters in this campy show based on the nostalgia of Hollywood musicals of the ‘30s. ‘Godspell’ — Youth Opera of El Paso pres- ents Stephen Schwartz’s (“Wicked”) 2012 revised edition of the musical at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-10, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. This Broadway favorite is based on the Book of Matthew, with its rock ‘n roll, high energy vibe newly scored for the 2011 revival featuring Hunter Parrish. Tickets: $10. Information: 449-4069 or 309- 5247 (en Español). ‘The Gondoliers’ — The Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El Paso celebrates its 44th season with the comic opera, with performanc- es in both Las Cruces and El Paso. Shows are: • 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2-4, at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall. Tickets are $12 ($10 students, seniors over 65). Reservations: (575) 523-1223. • 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16-18, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Ticket: $10 in advance ($8 seniors, military, students); $12 at the door ($10 seniors, military, students). Information: 591-6210, 584-9319 or GandSelpaso.org. “The Gondoliers” is considered the last great success of the famed comic opera duo Albert Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert. A young bride of the heir to the throne of Barataria arrives in Venice to join her husband. A drunken gondolier, how- ever, has mixed up the prince with his own son. ‘The Odd Couple’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the female version of Neil Simon’s comedy classic Aug. 16-Sept. 7. Directed by Darci Georges. 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. ‘Divas 2013’ - American Southwest Theatre Company (ASTC) presents five of Las Cruces’ most talented singers for a one-night-only fundraiser at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at the new Center for the Arts, Espina and University on the NMSU campus. Tickets are $15 ($5 advance tickets available to area high school students). Information: (575) 646- 4515 or nmsutheatre.com. The cabaret performance will feature Della Bustamante (Rock Diva), Thea Cordova (Opera Diva), Carrie Klofach (Comic Diva), Megan McQueen (Sassy Diva) and Janet Mazdra (Country Diva) belting songs from the worlds of Broadway, Country, opera and the pop charts. David Cunniff and Ginny May will accompany on piano and Charles LeCocq will emcee. The evening also includes a special song and dance number by The Dazzling Divos Complimentary beverages and appetizers served during intermission, provided by stu- dents from Alma d’arte Charter High School. ‘Romeo and Julieta’ — Shakespeare on- the-Rocks presents a “bilingual version” of Shakespeare’s tragic romance adapted by Jesse Snyder at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza. Directed by Hector Serrano, this edited story of Romeo and Juliet is presented primarily in English with the Capulets speaking “among themselves” in Spanish. Admission is free. Information: 920-9979 or shakespeareonthe- rocks.com. The production marks the closing of the Bienal Ciudad Juarez/El Paso Biennial 2013. Cloudcroft melodramas — Cloudcroft Light Opera Company’s live melodrama per- formances are at Zenith Park on Burro Ave. Admission is free. Early arrival recommended. Information: (575) 682-2733 or cloudcroftthe- ater.com. 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But sin is much big- ger than any one person. The greatest sins are those that transcend the individ- ual and involve social groups, institu- tions, corporations and governments. For example, I recently read “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us” by Michael Moss. The book illus- trates how the major food corporations build their revenues by not only catering to people’s taste for salt, sugar and fat, but also by deliberately intensifying their addiction to these ingredients. Moss writes about how corporate lead- ers in the food industry gathered a few years ago to discuss a response to the national epidemic of obesity, but were unable to agree on any strategy on mak- ing food products less fattening. The reality for these executives was that they were accountable to their shareholders, and any company that tried to make their products healthier at the expense of taste would likely lose market share. In his book, Moss notes how individual executives sincerely wanted to make a difference — but the system was stacked against them. Many of these executives had waged their own successful battles against obe- sity, heart disease and diabetes by changing their diets — but they still saw no alternative to producing foods that contributed to those same health prob- lems nationally and worldwide. This is what I refer to as “macro” sin — systemic immorality. These business leaders could successfully change their individual lifestyle but felt powerless to reverse the direction of their corporate culture. If they could not make a differ- ence, what hope is there for the average person to fight such a system? The pervasiveness of “macro” sin can easily overwhelm us. We wear clothes and use electronic devices made in fac- tories that exploit workers, we consume energy at five or more times the average worldwide rate, etc. Even when we make efforts to help the environment or improve the lot of Third World workers, we can easily get lost in the conflicting advice of what to do. I believe we are called to combat both “micro” and “macro” sins. Yet church leadership often often focuses on one or the other. Conservatives tend to concen- trate on the micro (personal), liberals on the macro (social/political/economic). Personal and social morality need to work together. Otherwise we have good soldiers fighting for a bad cause and bad soldiers fighting for a good cause. And to fight a system takes an army. Randy Limbird is editor of El Paso Scene. Comments? Send to [email protected] by Randy Limbird EP Youth Opera offers ‘Godspell’ at the Chamizal T eenagers sing Les Miserables? It might seem daunting to some, but not Youth Opera of El Paso director Kimberley Wolfenbarger- Nakamoto. She did that with her group of youngsters last year to great success and packed houses. This summer, her group tackles anoth- er, very different classic: “Godspell.” “We actually wanted to do ‘Godspell’ last summer, but the rights were restrict- ed due to the Broadway revival,” Wolfenbarger-Nakamoto said. “We knew we had the voices to do ‘Les Mis’ well, so we went with that, and were thrilled with the results. Now, it was time to try something completely differ- ent and revisit ‘Godspell’ for this year.” She believes in challenging her young artists. “Since our organization exists to give young singers more performing experi- ence, we focus on productions where the music is the predominant factor and other stage skills can be developed,” she said. “Additionally, we want our kids to develop diverse resumes, and have a broad spectrum of vocal skills to take with them to college and the profession- al field. In the modern market, singers really must be able to do it all: classical genres, musical theatre, and various contemporary styles. We are not inter- ested in training stagnant performers who can’t function in a variety of set- tings and forms.” She also wanted to give her youngest performers a chance to shine, so she has two casts for this production, which per- forms at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-10, at the Chamizal National Memorial. Tickets are $10. “The Friday night cast is composed of young singers, ages 10-12, from El Paso and Las Cruces. The inspiration for this ‘junior’ cast (although, they are performing the full show, not the junior version) was the Broadway Godspell Cast of 2032 project. After watching clips of these Broadway youngsters, we thought, ‘Hey, our kids can do that!’ You will not believe the tremendous voices that come out of such small bod- ies,” she said. “The Saturday night cast is our high school group, mostly from El Paso, but features two students from the Amarillo area, Roman Baca (Jesus) and Jessica Dorsey. The high school cast also fea- tures Edward Rodriguez (Irvin High School) and Lauren Lozano (Coronado High School). Both Eddie & Lauren have made TMEA Texas All-State Choir, and been selected as Texas UIL Solo and Ensemble Outstanding soloists. There is a TON of talent packed into this cast.” As if two casts weren’t enough, Wolfenbarger-Nakamoto also plans to take the group on tour. “We are performing at the Gem Theatre in Claude, Texas, and the WTAMU Branding Iron Theatre in Canyon, Texas, the weekend before our performances in El Paso,” she said. “It’s going to be intense, but we wanted to model, on a small scale, the experience of being in a touring show for the kids. Again, giving them as many kinds of college and real-world (or, close to it) experiences as we possibly can is the motivating factor behind everything we do.” But she also is excited that she and director Kira LaFoe, who wanted to make a complete departure from the “vibe” of the movie and do an urban and eclectic version, setting it on an abandoned rooftop, get to do the newest version of the production. “Our biggest joy has been realizing the new 2012 revised score, which was written for the 2011 Broadway Revival,” she said. “It is SO rare that revival scores are released for commu- nity groups to produce. The new arrangements are truly inspiring, and have a fresh feel that will appeal to modern audiences, without negating the qualities of the original score that long- time fans of this show expect to hear. The band, led by David Gunn, is H-O- T, HOT. They do an amazing job of supporting the outstanding cast vocals, and their love for this show is more than apparent.” Wolfenbarger-Nakamoto is planning more challenges for her students. “Having already been guests of at the 2011 National Opera Association con- vention, Youth Opera of El Paso has been invited to return for the 2014 NOA convention in New York City,” she said. “We will be giving the world-premiere performance of a brand new children’s opera (being written specifically for us), ‘Searching the Painted Sky,’ by the Canadian composition team, Martha Hill Duncan and Janet Windeler Ryan. There will be preview performances in El Paso at the Chamizal National Memorial Dec. 6-8 at the Chamizal National Memorial Theatre. We have also been invited to perform this opera in Ireland summer 2014, and are in dis- cussions about Santa Fe for the spring.” Carol Viescas is a veteran of community theater and teaches journalism at Bel Air High School. El Paso Scene Page 39 August 2013 ‘Back to School’ teachers’ sale — Friends of the Westside Branches hosts its annual sale of teacher’s aid materials Aug. 1- 31, at The Bookmark, 7348 Remcon. Hours are 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 3 to 8 p.m. Friday. All teachers’ aid materials are 50 percent off. Proceeds support library activities. Information: 833-2342. BorderSenses launch — BorderSenses, EPCC’s adult education program and the Mexican Consulate of El Paso host a invite the public to the launch of its 8th edition of the “Memorias del Silencio” compilation at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Mexican Consulate, 910 E. San Antonio. Information: daniel@bor- dersenses.com. Tumblewords Project — The writing workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturdays at the Memorial Park Public Library meeting room, 3200 Copper. Workshops are free; donations for the presenter are encour- aged. The group is open to all writers in a non- critique, non-caustic forum. No workshop Aug. 31. Information: 328-5484 (Donna Snyder), 566-1034 (library) or [email protected]. • Aug 3: “Autobiography with Tumblewords: 18 Years & You” with Donna Snyder. Snyder founded the Tumblewords Project in 1995 and continues to coordinate its weekly creative writing workshops. • Aug 10: “Exit Line” with Ken Kenyon. Kenyon is a poet, autobiographer and journalist. • Aug 17: “Ankoku Butoh: the Dance of Darkness, the Space In-Between” with Sandy Torrez. Torrez is an obscure poet, digital pho- tographer and coffee-tea enthusiast. • Aug 24: “The Magic of Words: Narrative Inventions” with Dr. Felipe de Ortego y Gasca. Celebrating Tumblewords’ 18th anniversary and Ortego’s 87th birthday. Ortego y Gasca is pro- fessor emeritus of English at Sul Ross State University and current Scholar in Residence at Western New Mexico University at Silver City. He is considered the founder of the study of Chicano literary history and one of the early Quinto Sol writers of The Chicano Renaissance. In 1969, he taught the first course in Chicano literature in the United States at the University of New Mexico. ‘Wash Your Hair, Read A Book’ - The Border Book Festival celebrates International Friendship Day 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Casa Camino Real, 314 S. Tornillo, Las Cruces by giving away free books by authors born in August as well as shampoo, cream rinse and assorted hair products donated by local Regis salons. Free iced served. The event also offers a book sale with tables of $3 and $5 books, plus vintage vinyl records, art and Mexican movie memorabilia including original Santo posters. Proceeds benefit the 20th anniversary yearlong Border Book Festival events. Information: 575-523-3988 or border- bookfestival.com. Sisters in Crime — The Eastside chapter of the book discussion group supporting women mystery writers meets 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at its new location at St. Paul Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere, to discuss “Bootlegger’s Daughter” by Margaret Maron. The meeting is free to anyone to attend although a small donation may be asked to cover utilities/maid service. Information: 629- 7063 or [email protected]. Summer Clearance sale — Friends of the Esperanza A. Moreno Branch Library, 12480 Pebble Hills, hosts its summer clearance book sale 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, with paperback books, magazines, hardcover, and music CDs; starting at 25 to 50 cents. Admission is free. Information: 921-7001. Holocaust Museum book club — The El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center’s summer book club discussion is 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, to discuss “Brothers on the Run: Fleeing Hitler, Fighting Franco” by second- generation Holocaust survivor Pat Lorraine Simons. Hors d’oeuvres served at 5:30 p.m.; book signing follows discussion. Admission: $5; free for museum members. Space is limited; RSVP deadline is Aug. 22. Information: Jamie Williams, 351.0048 ext. 28 or jamie@elpaso- holocaustmuseum.org. Based on the true account of Simons’ family, Gottfried “Freddy” Kahn and Rudolf “Rudy” Kahn, “Brothers on the Run” recounts their escape from Nazi Germany and journey across Europe fleeing the advance of Nazi occupation and persecution and eventually becoming vol- unteer soldiers in the Spanish Civil War. Books Are Gems — 7744 North Loop Ste B (behind Compass Bank). The nonprofit organization sells and gives away new and used books. Books are sold for $1-$2, and children who come to the store may receive five free used books. Teachers can also receive free books for their classroom. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Information: Information: 845-5437 or booksaregems.org. Friends of the Irving Schwartz Library Bookstore — The bookstore at 1605 George Dieter (in Dieter Plaza) offers books, fiction, non-fiction, records, CDs, magazines, cards and other items. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Paperbacks, current magazines, records and CDs average 50¢, hardcover fiction is $1-$2, and National Geographics are 5¢. Funds raised from sale of donated books benefit the library. Book donations accepted. Information: 593- 0015. Friends of the Library Bookstore — Friends of the Cielo Vista Library’s used book- store is at 3025 McRae, with used books and paperbacks for sale. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Thursdays and Saturday. Proceeds benefit the library; donations of used reading material accepted. Information: 779- 6916. Southwest Reading Connections — The new book club for adults meets at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month, at Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science, 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, dedicated to exploring the connections between life in the southwest in fiction and non-fiction. Meetings last around 90 minutes. Information: (575) 522- 3120 or las-cruces.org/museums. Barnes & Noble (East Side) —9521 Viscount. Information: 590-1932. El Paso poet Abraham “Blaze” Hernandez signs his latest book at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Little One’s Storytime is 11 a.m. every Saturday. • July 27: Frog and Toad Are Friends • Aug. 3: Friendship Day • Aug. 10: The Pirate Cruncher • Aug. 17: Click, Clack, Moo • Aug 24: Back to School storytime with Dr. Suess’s ABC • Aug. 31: Miss Nelson is Missing. The Summer Reading Program, “Imagination’s Destination,” runs through Sept. 3 for grades 1 through 6. Barnes & Noble (West Side) — 705 Sunland Park. Information: 581-5353 or bn.com. Benjamin Alire Saenz will sign copies of his book “Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club” at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Stephen Painter signs his book “Take Her for A Ride” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. James Cagney, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Louise Brooks and Jack Warner act as guides while the book peels back the skin of Hollywood’s most glamorous age. Gregory Booker signs his book “Inspired Writings of a Prophet for Jesus the Christ” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Children’s storytimes are 10 a.m. Saturdays. • Aug. 3: “Kissing the Hand” by Audrey Penn • Aug. 10: “My Teacher and Me” by Al Yankovic • Aug. 17: “Otis and the Puppy” by Loren Long • Aug. 24: El Paso County Day School reads “123 Versus ABC” • Aug. 31: “Dr. Seuss’ ABC” A Lego Architecture Studio is 1 p.m. Sunday, July 28, for teen and adult Lego enthusiasts. The Summer Reading Program, “Imagination’s Destination,” runs through Sept. 3, for grades 1 through 6. Barnes & Noble (Las Cruces) — 700 S. Telshor in Mesilla Valley Mall. Information: (575) 522-4499. Children’s “Good Morning” storytimes are 10 a.m. Fridays. A Thames and Kosmos Rubber Band Car making event of ages 7 and older is 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. A Back to School storytime with Dr. Seuss’ ABC is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8. A Back to School Educator Raffle and Refreshments event is 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. The Summer Reading Program, “Imagination’s Destination,” runs through Sept. 3, for grades 1 through 6. Reading Art Book Club — The book club of the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main, will meet at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, to discuss “Hot Art: Chasing Thieves and Detectives through the Secret World of Stolen Art” by Joshua Knelman. Information: (575) 541-2137 or las-cruces.org/museums. Algur H. Meadows Library — The first public library dedicated to art in the United States is in the El Paso Museum of Art’s Ginger Francis Seminar Room. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free; no library card required. Information: 532- 1707 ext. 34 or ElPasoArtMuseum.org. 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Information: 747-5711 or utep.edu/union. • July 26: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” at University Field • Aug. 2: “Brave” at Glory Field EPMA World Cinema Series — El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza, hosts screenings of films at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Donations purchase art books for the muse- um’s Algur H. Meadows Library. Seating is lim- ited on a first come, first serve basis. Admission: $3 suggested donation; free for members. Age restrictions may apply. Information: 532-1707 or elpasoartmuseum.org. July’s and August’s showings feature Award- winning foreign films (all films rated R). • July 27: “Monsoon Wedding.” A bride-to-be in modern India has to contend with her tradi- tional father, who loves his family but does not have time for “modern ways.” • Aug. 17: “A Son’s Room (La Stanza del Figlio).” An Italian family struggles to make sense of the accidental death of their son. • Aug. 24: “Rosetta.” A despondent Belgian girl searches for employment after her recent layoff to avoid becoming an alcoholic trailer- park prostitute like her mother. • Aug. 31: “Tsotsi.” Six days in the lonely, vio- lent life of Tsotsi (meaning “thug”), a ruthless, young gang leader in South Africa. Book-to-Movies at Branigan Library — Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho, presents “Silver Lining Playbook” as part of its series on movies based on popular novels 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, in the Roadrunner Room. Ages 18 and older wel- come. Admission is free. Information: Elise Vidal, (575) 528-4014. Chop Cinema — The monthly mini film fes- tival presents a different theme each month at El Paso Wyndham, 2027 Airway. Admission: $5 (age 12 and younger free; age restrictions for some screenings). Information: 203-1228. Pax Christi Film Series —The series presents the documentary “White light, Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services’ Mother Teresa Center, 2400 E. Yandell. Discussion will follow. Hosted by Pax Christi El Paso and the Peace & Justice Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of El Paso. Admission is free, donations accepted. Information: 740-3962 or 490-1451. This documentary focuses on a few survivors of the 1945 atomic bomb attacks. It also fea- tures graphic footage shot by an American mili- tary film crew in Hiroshima and Nagasaki shortly after the bombings. Pax Christi’s annual Mass for Peace and Reconciliation precedes the showing at 11 a.m. at Saint Luke’s Catholic Church, 930 E. Redd. All are invited. Film Las Cruces — The Rio Grande Theatre and the City of Las Cruces Film Liaison present the monthly film forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14. Locally made films are screened alongside short films by student film- makers, followed by Q&A sessions with the filmmakers and industry news as it pertains to the area. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Information: (575) 523-6403 or Las- Cruces-Film.org. Movies in the Canyon —The 5th annual free movie season at the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater is Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16- Oct. 19. Showtimes are at dusk (about 7:30 p.m.). Concessions available (no food or bever- ages may be brought in). Information: 534- 0665 or moviesinthecanyon.com. • Friday, Aug. 16: The Hunger Games • Saturday, Aug. 17: Madagascar 3 • Friday, Aug. 23: The Lorax • Saturday, Aug. 24: The Dark Knight Rises • Friday, Aug. 30: Annie • Saturday, Aug. 31: Despicable Me • Friday, Sept. 6: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory • Saturday, Sept. 7: The Green Lantern Jay’s Pix —Film historian, educator, writer, archivist, collector Jay Duncan and the Sunset Film Society hosts a monthly film series at 7:30 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at the historic Hixon House, 717 W. Yandell. All pre- sentations will include a cartoon, short, fea- turette or serial chapter, as well as commen- tary, anecdotes and film facts from Duncan. Admission and parking is free. Information: 543-6747 or [email protected].. All presentations will include a cartoon, short, featurette or serial chapter. The Aug. 17 showing is “Somewhere In Time.” Christopher Reeve shed his “Superman” persona in this romantic fantasy written by the late Richard Matheson and based on his novel “Bid Time Return.” A lonely playwright sees the hauntingly beautiful photograph of a woman (Jane Seymour), but discovers it was taken in 1912. He feels compelled to travel back in time to meet her. Also showing is the 1932 Academy Award- winning short, “The Music Box.” Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy attempt to haul a piano up an enormously long flight of stone steps. Movies in the Park — City Council Representative Dr. Michiel Noe, (District 5) presents monthly free movies at area parks. Information: 541-4189. • “Monsters vs. Aliens” — Saturday, Aug. 17, at Dick Shinaut Park, 11701 Rufus Brijalba. • “Hotel Transylvania” — Saturday, Sept. 7, at Montwood Heights Park, 12598 Flora Alba. White Sands Film Festival — The 7th annual White Sands International Film Festival is Sept. 4-8, in Las Cruces. Films featured at Cineport 10. All-access VIP passes are $150 by July 31; $175 after; film passes are $75 ($30 student). Information: 1-877-345-6973. Full film schedule online at wsiff.com. This year’ Lifetime Achievement Award win- ner is actor Lou Diamond Phillips, whose has starred in television and feature films such as “La Bamba,” “Young Guns,” “Stand and Deliver,” “Brokedown Palace” and more. A VIP Lifetime Achievement Party for Phillips is Friday, Sept. 6. Call for details. August 2013 El Paso Scene Page 41 Please see Page 42 Opening night screening is the premiere of “Roswell FM” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Opening night reception for VIP passholders follows the screening. Other film screenings begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday with student-made short films, docu- mentaries and feature-length films beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Award- winning shorts, documentaries and features begin at 10 a.m. Sunday. Movies include the new film “Zero Hour” written Academy Award Nominee Guillermo Arriaga (“Amores Perros,” “Babel,” “21 Grams”). Workshops include a panel discussion on Writing for film 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Black Box Theatre, with Crystal Bratton Kerry Valderrama, David Spence, Amy Lanasa and Mark Medoff, moderated by Rob Sharp. An acting workshop with veteran actor Christopher McDonald is 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Rio Grande Theater. Other events include VIP Filmmaker Social Thursday, Sept. 5, and the final gala and Awards Ceremony Saturday, Sept. 7. Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 ($6 seniors, military and students with ID; $5 children and society members); $5 on Wednesday. Information, schedule: (575) 524-8287 or mesillavalleyfilm.org. • July 26-Aug. 1: Frances Ha. New York woman Greta Gerwig (who doesn’t really have an apartment) apprentices for a dance compa- ny (though she’s not really a dancer), and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Rated R. • Aug. 2-8: “11 Flowers.” Wang Han, 11, lives with his family in a remote village during China’s Cultural Revolution. The story involves Please see Page 43 El Paso Scene Page 42 August 2013 Film Scene Cont’d from Page 41 Plaza Film Festival features over 80 films The El Paso Community Foundation will host its 6th annual classic and “semi-classic” movie festival in the Plaza’s Main Theatre, Philanthropy Theatre and outdoor Festival Plaza Aug. 1- 11. Billed as the “world’s largest classic film festival,” the festival presents more than 80 movies of all genres from the golden age of cinema to more recent favorites. VIP passes avail- able for $200 (limited amount of Film Club Festival passes for age 14-18 are $100). Age restrictions apply for R-rated films. Information: 533-4020 or plazaclassic.com. Special guests: • Rita Moreno will appear before the screening of “West Side Story” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. Tickets: $20 • Angela Cartwright, who starred as Brigitta Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music,” will speak before the screening at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. Cartwright is also known for her role as Penny in the television series “Lost In Space.” Tickets: $10. Free film talk at 5:30 p.m. at the Camino Real’s Dome Bar. • Former 1940s child star Margaret O’Brien will talk at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, before the screening of “Meet Me In St. Louis” in the Main Theatre. Tickets: $10. A free film talk is at 6 p.m. at the Camino Real’s Dome Bar. • O’Brien will also speak at the 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, before the 3:30 p.m. screening of “The Secret Garden” in the Main Theatre. $6. • Johanna and Sighle Lancaster, daughters of the late Burt Lancaster, will talk before the screenings of “Sweet Smell of Success” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, and “The Swimmer” at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, in the Main Theatre. Tickets: $8 Saturday; $6 Sunday. Free film talk at 6 p.m. before “Sweet Smell of Success” at Camino Real’s Dome Bar. Opening VIP night for pass holders is 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. Free “Plaza Days” events featuring family entertainment are planned throughout the festival: • Classic Looney Tunes cartoons are 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, with an organ concert and light show. • Bugs Bunny cartoons in celebration of Bugs’ 75th birthday are 1 to 2:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. • Open House and Columbia Pictures signature short films are 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, and Thursday, Aug. 6 and 8, including recently restored UPA cartoons and classic “The Three Stooges” films. Different selections each day. Art House For Kids presentations are 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday (2011 films) and Thursday (2012 films), Aug. 6, featuring short animated and live action films from the New York International Children’s Film Festival. Suitable for ages 8 and older. Tickets: $4. A presentation on “Productivity Tools for Indie Filmmakers” is 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, with Dallas VideoFest Artistic Director Bart Weiss. See back cover of this month’s El Paso Scene for schedule of films at the Philanthropy Theatre, Plaza Theatre Kendle Kidd Performance Hall, Mills Drive-In/Walk Up and Arts Festival Plaza. In conjunction with the festival is the exhibit “Moving Pictures: Storyboards and Concept Art from Cinema,” July 28-Sept. 8 at the El Paso Museum of Art. The museum will also host free screenings celebrating local filmmakers: • 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3: Shorts I • 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4: Oro del Diablo • 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, with “Among The Dust of Thieves” • 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10: Shorts II • 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug 11: Ghostlight 48 Hour Film Slam productions. Get Scene around town! The Scene comes out the last week of the month. Pick up your copy at these and other locations. Or subscribe by mail! See Page 46 for order form. VILLAGE INN 1500 Airway 7144 Gateway East 4757 Hondo Pass 2929 N. Mesa 5863 N. Mesa 7801 N. Mesa 2275 Trawood 1331 N. Zaragoza In Las Cruces: 1205 El Paseo 455 S. 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CENTER EL PASO LIBRARY TX TOURISM CENTER THE BOOKERY EL PASO ZOO In Juárez Museo INBA • Museo Chamizal • Museo de la Revolucion de la Frontera • El Rincon De Ana Lucia • Don Boleton • Oficina de Convenciones y Visitantes • Impulsa • Educacion en Valores • ICHICULT • Academia Municipal • CEMA • Biblioteca Arturo Tolentino • Centro Cultural Paso del Norte • Centro de Convenciones Cibeles • UANE • Golden Ticket • Casa Mia Wang’s precious white shirt stolen by a fugitive. Not rated. • Aug. 9-15: “Augustine.” A story of the rela- tionship between pioneering 19th century French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot and his star teenage patient, a kitchen maid who is left partially paralyzed after a seizure. Not rated. • Aug. 16-22: “Fill the Void.” A devout 18- year-old Israeli is pressured to marry the hus- band of her late sister. Rated PG. • Aug. 23-29: “Beyond the Hills.” Two young women grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany. Not rated. Free for MVFS mem- bers. New Mexico Museum of Space History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The museum’s Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater presents: • “Tornado Alley.” Join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes. Showtimes: 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. • “Hubble.” Audiences blast off alongside the Atlantis STS-125 crew, witness spacewalks and experience the Hubble Telescope’s imagery. Showtimes: 10 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. Showing at 1 p.m. are “9 Planets and Counting” (Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday) and “Planetarium Show (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday). Tickets: $6 ($5 for seniors and military; $4 ages 4-12). Planetarium show admission: $3.50. Ages 3 and under free for all shows. Museum/Max combo tickets available. Information: (877) 333-6589 or (575) 437-2840 or nmspacemuseum.org. Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay Duncan prepared this list of top monthly “Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by studio and release date (subject to change). Aug. 2: • 2 Guns (Universal) — Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Denzel Washington. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur. • The Smurfs 2 (Columbia) — CG Animation & 3D. Featuring the voices of Hank Azaria, Katy Perry, Neil Patrick Harris. Directed by Raja Gosnell. Sequel to the 2011 film, and as Papa Smurf, Jonathan Winters’ final performance. • The Spectacular Now (A24) — Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh. Directed by James Ponsoldt. Aug. 9: • Elysium (Sony) — Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, William Fichtner. Directed by Neill Blomkamp. • Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (20th Century-Fox) — Logan Lerman, Alexandria Daddario, Nathan Fillion. Directed by Thor Freudenthal. • Planes (Disney) — CG Animation & 3D. Featuring the voices of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Val Kilmer, Teri Hatcher. Directed by Klay Hall. • We’re the Millers (Warner Bros.) — Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts. Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. Aug. 16: • Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (IFC) — Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Ben Foster. Directed by David Lowery. • The Butler (Weinstein Co.) — John Cusack, Forest Whitaker, Lenny Kravitz. Directed by Lee Daniels. • Jobs (Open Road) — Ashton Kutcher, Amanda Crew, Josh Gad. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern. The story of Steve Jobs. • Kick-Ass 2 (Universal) — Chloë Grace Moretz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jim Carrey. Directed by Jeff Wadlow. Sequel to 2010 film. • Paranoia (Relativity) — Harrison Ford, Amber Heard, Gary Oldman. Directed by Robert Luketic. • Prince Avalanche (Magnolia) — Paul Rudd, Joyce Payne, Emile Hirsch. Directed by David Gordon Green. Aug. 23: • The Grandmaster (Weinstein Co.) — Ziyi Zhang, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Chen Chang. Directed by Kar Wai Wong. The story of mar- tial-arts master Ip Man, who trained Bruce Lee. • The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Screen Gems) — Lily Collins, Robert Sheehan, Jamie Campbell Bower. Directed by Harald Zwart. • The World’s End (Focus) — Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman, Nick Frost. Directed by Edgar Wright. • You’re Next (Lionsgate) — Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, AJ Bowen. Directed by Adam Wingard. Aug. 30: • Closed Circuit (Focus) — Rebecca Hall, Eric Bana, Ciarán Hinds. Directed by John Crowley. • Getaway (Warner Bros.) — Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight. Directed by Courtney Solomon. • One Direction: This Is Us (Sony) — Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayan Malik. Directed by Morgan Spurlock. Documentary on the British boy band. • Random (Dimension) — Ashley Greene, Haley Bennett, Lucas Till. Directed by Oliver Blackburn. DVD Releases Aug.6: • Mud / PG-13 • Oblivion / PG-13 • On The Road / R • The Place Beyond The Pines / R Aug. 13: • The Company You Keep / R • The Big Wedding / R • Emperor / PG-13 Aug. 20: • Amour / PG-13 • Scare Movie V / PG-13 Aug. 27: • Pain & Gain / R .5--:. «. :~::.+--. @-+-ç+.:. «5: Þ+:- French CI asses for AduI ts and Chi I dren FaI I cIasses for AduIts begi n the week of Aug. 19, 2013 for BEGI NNER to ADVANCED students. We aIso offer conversation cIasses for French teachers taught by native certified French teachers. CIasses (15 weeks) for aduIts heId in East EI Paso and West EI Paso CIasses for chiIdren wiII be heId in West EI Paso For information, check our website: www. afofeI paso. com Page 43 El Paso Scene August 2013 Film Scene Cont’d from Page 42 El Paso Scene Page 44 August 2013 Local: Beware of the ’80s Invasion Tour Aug. 4 Bring some extra cases of hairspray because we are in for a night of big hair flashbacks with some serious glam metal. My personal ’80s guilty pleasure is returning to town: The amazing Enuff Z Nuff, with Bang Tango and Ted Poley of Danger Danger are all on an “’80s Invasion Tour” stopping at KickStandz Aug. 4. The first of the triple bill is Ted Poley, whose band had a few hits grace the charts but is best known for the hit “Naughty Naughty.” Then there is Bang Tango, which enjoyed a substantial fan base and managed to reinvent themselves, when several of the members resurfaced in 1999 as the alt metal band “Beautiful Creatures.” The headliners are Enuff Z Nuff, a band that has seen our city more times than they have had members leave and switched record labels combined, which is in double-digit land for those unfa- miliar with their history. Not since the days of Badfinger or Cheap Trick has the sound of pop shined so brightly. The melodies, the hooks, the ooohs and the aaahhhs are always bubbling over when Enuff Z Nuff is in the house, and one can never have enough Enuff Z Nuff. National: Bob Schneider, “Burden of Proof,” Kirtland The prolific Texan (via Ypsilanti, Mich.) returns. This time the lengthening gap between albums took two years, unlike the early days when new material seemed to come out each year. Back then he was best known for the three different bands that he had fronted in Austin: Joe Rockhead, a funk- based band; Ugly Americans, a jam-oriented group; and the Scabs, a nine-piece party ensemble. His latest album is “Burden of Proof” and the saying “Good things come to those who wait” certainly applies here. The disc uncharacteristically starts off with an emotional singer-songwriter wearing his heart on his sleeve with a few hauntingly beautiful ballads. Then midway through the collection he delivers what could very well be his best cut ever, if it weren’t for the fact that the very next song takes it spot for the No. 1 position. “Unpromised Land” is the title and this rock anthem is worth the price of admission on its own. But let’s not forget the closer, Bob’s Broadway debut of sorts with his take on the Annie classic “Tomorrow.” Bob Schneider is once again incredible and the “Burden of Proof” should be in your hands. Ben Folds Five, “Ben Folds Five Live,” Legacy Records The main man behind Ben Folds Five left his trio back in 1999 and pushed on alone for the next decade, releasing some incredible music. Then in 2011, as part of an amazing retrospective, the boys got back together to throw down some new tracks. Those three cuts must not have hurt too badly because the following year a full-fledged reunion album appeared. Now this train seems unstoppable as they deliver their very first live album as a collective. The selections span the band’s entire career. They very poignantly start the disc off with the rollick- ing “Jackson Cannery,” a song that happens to hold the No. 1 position on their debut. They move swiftly through 15 others, with some improvisational extended jams includ- ing “Narcolepsy,” which has almost doubled its length from its original incarnation. The “One Chord Blues” is also not to be missed, as this was made up on the spot and features Ben getting down with the blues side of him- self. Of course this track only appears here and for die-hard fans it is a must. For the other side of fandom, it is time to welcome the band back with open arms because “Ben Folds Five Live” is so good these guys are bound to stick around for a long time to come. Ours, “Ballet the Boxer 1,” Cage Recording Co. Ours is back, and although they are really the brainchild of Jimmy Gnecco, it is a bit hard to distinguish his last solo disc from the group effort. Either way they/him are wel- come back anytime. The band is caught somewhere between alternative rock and an extremely intense emotional rollercoaster car teetering off the tracks. This is their fifth release — their last one under the “Ours” umbrella came in 2008 with the famed Rick Rubin at the production helm. This time it is self-produced and the results are similar to the last: simply amazing. In the beginning many comparisons had been made between group leader Jimmy Gnecco and the late Jeff Buckley but with “”Ballet the Boxer 1” the lines gett a bit blurred. The band is truly coming into its own and should move from tour support to headliner if there is any jus- tice. The unmistakable, almost screeching vocals seem to effortlessly drop into a whis- per and twist into a howl all in the span of a single track. From the instantly catchy craft- ed hit “Pretty Pain” to the funked-out jazzy “Been Down,” each song comes across more passionate then the last. The band visited El Paso last month with Peter Murphy and hopefully after that performance you have embraced “Ours” as one of our own. Collectibles: The Doors, “Singles Box,” Victor Entertainment Inc This month’s collectible is certainly a wallet breaker, but then again it is in the collectibles section. This one comes from Japan and if you are not familiar with musical treasures from there, you are probably better off because they usually require getting a second job. The latest is brought to us by Victor Entertainment, a label that has amassed an extensive collection of music from The Doors. This set focuses on vinyl singles released from 1967 to 1972 and consists of 14 CD singles, each containing two songs. The compact discs were made to replicate their former counterpart, the 7-inch vinyl sin- gle. Most of the B-side tracks are previously unreleased with many delivered in their orig- inal mono state. For all practical purposes this is the first time 17 of the cuts are seeing the compact disc format. The CDs are all housed in a 1-by-5-inch clamshell-style box. Each disc comes in a full individually pack- aged sleeve with original Japanese artwork, and even the discs are silkscreened to look like label stickers. This compilation is going to be extremely limited and will probably never get a stateside counterpart, so be advised this might be the time to break into your savings and pick this one up. Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’ Dice Music. Drop him a line at [email protected] El Paso Scene Page 45 August 2013 Minerpalooza 2013 — UTEP’s 23rd annual back-to-school bash and pep rally is Friday, Sept. 6, in the center of UTEP’s campus. The family-friendly event features fall sports teams, games, information booths and appearances by UTEP athletes, along with live entertainment and family activities. Admission is free; food and some activities sold separately. Information: 747-5670 or utep.edu/minerpalooza. Woman’s Club Fall Festival — Woman’s Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa, will host its annual Fall Festival bazaar Sept. 6-8. Information: 532-6131. Future Engineers 5K —Texas Society of Professional Engineers’ fundraising 5K competi- tive run and 5K and 1-mile fun walks are Saturday, Sept. 7. Information: 274-5222. Alfresco! Fridays —The free outdoor con- certs are 6 p.m. Fridaysat Arts Festival Plaza. Information: 534-0665 or alfrescofridays.com. • Sept. 6: (Brown Betty) classic rock • Sept. 13: Prime the 80’s Xperience (retro) • Sept. 20: Austin Jimmy Murphy (blues) • Sept. 27: Azúcar (Latin variety) UTEP Football — The Miners’ home games are Saturdays at Sun Bowl Stadium. Ticket information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com. • Sept. 7: New Mexico • Sept. 21: UTSA ‘Living Out’ — The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance presents Lisa Loomer’s play dealing with immigration Sept. 11-15, in the Fox Fine Arts Studio Theatre. Showtime is 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Ticket information: 747- 5118 or theatredance.utep.edu. 5K For Life — The 5K run/walk and 1 mile family walk is Saturday, Sept. 14. Information: 317-5733. Online registration at raceadvaen- turesunlimited.com. St. Mark’s Arts Market — St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 5005 Love Road, will host their 4th annual fair Saturday, Sept. 14. Admission is free. Information: Frances Gonzalez, 581-4444 or [email protected]. Blues & Brews — Ability Connection Texas’s all-craft beer and blues fundraiser is 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Hope & Anchor, 4012 N. Mesa, with sampling of craft beers, music, artisanal food, action activities and more. Admission: $40 ($10 designated drivers). Information: 532-7795 or abilitycon- nectiontexas.org. German-American Night Run — The 20th Annual German-American Oktoberfest Night Run’s 8K run and 5K fun walk is at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, Freedom Crossing, 1611 Haan Road, Fort Bliss. Information: 568- 0259, 568-6741 or 568-5995. Online registra- tion at ganightrun.com. Gun Show — The Paso Del Norte Gun Collectors Fall Gun Show is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331 Alabama. Information: 598-0935. The Color Run 5K — The 5K one-of-a-kind paint race is 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Information: 1-855- 662-6567 or thecolorrun.com. Signature Chefs Auction - The Regional Children’s Hospital at Providence presents the 9th annual benefit auction for the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation Thursday, Sept. 19, at Cutter Aviation, 1771 Shuttle Columbia Drive. Ticket information: 249-2270 or marchofdimes.com. FEMAP Gala — The Friends of FEMAP will host the 8th annual gala 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the El Paso Convention Center. Tickets: $125; $1,500 table for ten. Information: 544- 4151, [email protected] or femap.org. Fiesta San Elceario — San Elizario’s annual fiesta is 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday, and noon to 11 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20-22, in the Veterans Memorial Placita in front of San Elceario Catholic Church, 1556 San Elizario Road, with food and game booths, carnival rides, folklorico and matachines dancers. Admission is free. Information: 851- 3105, 851-2333 or 851-6413. Art in the Park — The City Parks & Recreation Department’s semi-annual arts & crafts fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22, at Memorial Park, 1701 N. Copia (off Copper). Continuous entertain- ment. Admission is free. Information: 252-9031 or 240-3310. El Paso Symphony Orchestra - The Symphony opens its season under direction of its new maestro Bohuslav Rattay at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21, in the Plaza Theatre. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org. Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta — The Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition will host its 9th annual fiesta highlighting the animals and plants of the Northern Chihuahuan Desert Saturday, Sept. 21, at Franklin Mountains State Park’s Tom Mays Section. Information: 217- 4233 or chihuahuandesert.org. El Paso Dental Conference Run — The 3rd annual “Tooth Trot” 5K run/1 mile walk is Saturday Sept. 21. Information: 274-5222. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimit- ed.com.’ Tony Mena Memorial Race — The 8K race and 1 mile run/walk for PTSD Awareness is 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. Registration: $20 ($25 on race day). Information: 478-5663. Online registration at raceadeventuresunlimited.com. McKelligon Canyon Challenge — The 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun walk is Sunday, Sept. 22, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater. Information: 257-5521 or 329-1039. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com. ‘Living Out’ — The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance begins it “Countown to the Centennial” season with Lisa Loomer’s play dealing with immigration Sept. 25-29, in the Fox Fine Arts Studio Theatre. Directed by Lluvia Almanza. Showtime is 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $9-$13: 747-5118 or theatredance.utep.edu. Tribal Equinox Belly Dance 2013 — Tribal Equinox’s 2013 workshop and show Sept. 27-29, with eight different types of workshops. Information: 276-8498, 834-9423, tribalequinoxbellydanceintensive.weebly.com. El Paso Comic Con — The Walking Dead star Michael Rooker (Merle) is guest of honor 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27-29, at the El Paso Convention Center Information: ep- con.com. Socorro Mission Bazaar —The annual event is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 27-29 at La Purisima Catholic Church, 328 S. Nevarez. Information: 859-8351. Fiesta of the Nations — Open Arms Community of El Paso presents its 8th annual weekend of ethnic variety, with traditional foods, crafts, folk music and dance, family games and fun Sept. 28-29, at 8240 North Loop, east of Lomaland. Information: 595-0589 or openarmscommunity.org. Chile Pepper Challenge — El Paso Bicycle Club’s annual Big Ride is Sunday, Sept. 29, with distances of 100, 62, 40, 22 and 10 miles. Rides begin at La Viña Winery in La Union, N.M. Information: elpasobicycleclub.com. Franklin Wrestling 5K — Franklin High School’s wrestling team’s fundraising 5K is Sunday, Sept. 29, at Franklin High School, 900 N. Resler. Online registration at raceadventure- sunlimited.com. september PREVIEW A & S Fun Tours 19 Alliance Française 43 Alma Calderon 14 Ananda Yoga 20 Ardovino’s Desert Crossing 28 Ardovino’s Pizza 10 Around and About Tours 12 ATMAS Healing 5 Baskin Robbins 21 BeadCounter 17 Belly Dance with Nesreen 18 Bingo Plus 15 The Bookery 40 Books Are Gems 44 Bruce’s Air 32 Cattleman's 13 Cecila Burgos LPC 13 The Cleaners 32 Collectibles 20 CMC MedSpa 21 Rotary Mud Run 20 DeFranco Designs 16 The Desert Gypsy 16 El Paso Art Association 9 EP Ballroom Dance 12 El Paso Bicycle Club 41 Plaza Theatre 48 EP Conv & Perf Arts Ctrs 24 El Paso Exploreum 45 El Paso Saddleblanket 15 Elegant Consignments 16 Enterprise Fun Tours 22 Geico 33 EP Community College 10 El Paso Symphony 4 Escamilla Gallery 34 Flickinger Center 3 Fort Bayard 7 Furrs Family Dining 36 Gelateria Gufu di Milano 19 Gila Conservation Coalition 9 Gilbert & Sullivan 4 Glass Goodies 17 GC Gem & Mineral Show 43 Grocery Gallery 7 Hal Marcus Gallery 43 Hans Martial Arts 14 Health Matters 35 Inside Out Designs Inc. 31 Int'l Quality Products 20 Jewelry Box 18 Joann Wardy 18 Johnson Jewelers 6 KTEP 39 La Tierra Café 13 Las Cruces Museum of Art 29 Las Palmas Mex Rest. 30 Leo’s Mexican Food 45 Libby and Lilly 14 Magic Brush 36 Magoffin Hall 38 Marie Otero 18 The Marketplace 17 Marrs Embroidery 18 Martha Garcia 33 Mesa Street Antique 36 Mesa Veterinary Clinic 7 Mesilla Book Center 40 Fountain Theatre 42 Mimbres Regn. 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