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“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
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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:
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
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.
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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
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.
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
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Behind the Scene 4
Scene Spotlight 8
Here’s the Ticket 15-18
Music, Comedy 18-20
Taking a Look Back 28
History Lessons 33
Viva Juárez 13
Centennial Countdown 25-28
Summer Fun for Kids 30-33
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
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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,
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.
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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
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.
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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.
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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
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Giants Gallery. Admission: $25. Information:
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.
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-
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)
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.
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-
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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-
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
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.
• 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
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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
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
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-
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
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-
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]
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-
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.
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
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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
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
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-
• 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
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.
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,
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
The Aim High Conference is 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, with presentations by local
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]
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
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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.
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
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.
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
‘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.
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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
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
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:
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,
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
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]
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
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]
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An Evening of
Opera Arias, Duets
and Famous Melodies
Saturday, Sept. 7, 6 p.m.
Chamizal National Memorial
800 S. San Marcial
Guest of Honor:
Mariko Y. Reider
Dr. Ezequiel Meza
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
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.
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.
• 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.
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-
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
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.
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]
subject to change.)
• Saturday, Aug 3: Dinner and bowling
• Sunday, Aug. 4: Music Under The Stars
• Saturday, Aug. 10: Dinner and Plaza Classic
• 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:
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:
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.
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Summer fun for kids
El Paso Museum of Art Summer Art
Camps — The museum’s Summer classes for
children run through Aug. 11 at the museum
at One Arts Festival Plaza. Most camps are
Tuesdays through Friday. Morning classes are
9:30 a.m. to noon; afternoon classes are 1 to
3:30 p.m. Information: 532-1707 or
. Online registration
Youth Art Camps are $75 ($60 museum
members), unless otherwise listed. Includes art
• Cartoon Mania, (age 6-8), afternoons, July
• 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
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:
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-
This year’s final two camps of the season:
• Przewalski’s Wild Horse” camp is July 29-
• “Prehensile-tailed Porcupine,” camp is Aug
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-
• 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
• 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
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,”
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“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.
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
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.
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,
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-
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:
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
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-
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 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
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.
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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
• 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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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:
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]
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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-
‘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).
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
The Aug. 5-9 session for intermediate to
advanced dancers features instructor
Lauren Tietz, dance maker, experimental film-
maker and interdisciplinary artist from Austin,
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
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.
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-
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
The contra dances are old-time dances done
in long lines, accompanied by live, Appalachian-
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
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.
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.
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
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
‘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
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.
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-
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
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
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
• 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-
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
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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-
Other upcoming shows:
• “Million Dollar Quartet” – 7 p.m. Sunday,
• Green Day’s “American Idiot” – Monday,
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
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-
Jeff Dunham— The comedian/ventriloquist
returns to NMSU’s Pan American Center
Thursday, March 13. Details to be announced.
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
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,
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-
• 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.
• 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:
• 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.
• 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:
• 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,
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• 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
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-
• 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
• 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. Tickets: $50 (deadline to
purchase is Aug 6).
• Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers Band —
The country music stars with more than four
decades of hits perform Thursday, Aug. 22.
• Rick Springfield — The ’80s favorite per-
forms Wednesday, Aug. 28. Tickets: $25-$80.
• Intocable — The Grammy-winning Tex-Mex
group performs Friday, Sept. 13. Tickets TBA.
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Cool Canyon Nights —The summer
series of free outdoor summer concerts are
6:15 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 29 (except
July 4) at McKelligon Canyon, Amphitheatre.
Information: 544-9550 or
• Aug. 1: Matt Hires
• Aug. 8: Brown Betty
• Aug. 15: Ribo Flavin
• Aug. 22: Team Havana
• Aug. 29: Fungi Mungle.
Alfresco! 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
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
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
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
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,
• 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”
• 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:
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
• Friday, Aug. 2: Sideshow Tragedy. Tickets:
• 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:
• 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
RGT Live! — The open mic for musicians,
singers and songwriters is 7 p.m. the first
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• ‘O’Keeffe’ — The one-woman play about
iconic artist Georgia O’Keeffe, starring Carolyn
Wickwire, is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug.
2-3. Tickets: $20.
• Lisa Morales — The member of the popular
folk duo, Sisters Morales, promotes her solo
debut “Beautiful Mistake” at 7 p.m. Saturday,
Aug. 17. Tickets: $30.
• Roadmap — The band performs 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 31.
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Friday of the month (Aug. 2) at the Rio
Grande Theatre, 211 N. 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
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
• 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
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
‘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
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
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
• July 28: Dan Lambert and the Double Drum
• 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;
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$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
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
• 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.
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
• 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:
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.
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).
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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
• July 29-31: Wichita Wingnuts
• Aug. 2-4: Grand Prairie Hair Hogs. Bark in
the Park is Aug. 4; friendly pets welcome on
• 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
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-
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-
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-
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
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10 and younger). Teams of 10 or more (by Aug.
17) are $15 per person. Online registration at
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-
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
El Paso Bicycle Club - All rides are free and
open to the public; helmets required.
Information: elpasobicycleclub.com or meet-
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,
• 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
• 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
• 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-
• 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
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
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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
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
‘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
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
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
‘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-
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-
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
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.
Greater El Paso Tennis Association —
Information: 532-5524, [email protected]
elpasotennis.org. Advance registration at ten-
The Southwest Adult Open is Aug. 14-18.
Registration deadline is Aug. 8 (ID#
El Paso Senior Open is Aug. 14-18.
Registration deadline is Aug. 11 (ID#
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
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.
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UTEP looks ahead to
its 2014 Centennial
Story by Lisa Kay Tate
“UTEP” by Marina Savitsky (one of the cover winners in last year’s “El Paso Scenes” exhibit)
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
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
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.”
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
“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
The museum also will continue to pro-
mote its permanent exhibit on the third
floor, chronicling the history of the
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
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
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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
• Aug. 24: Sneak Preview of Opera
Bhutan (in El Paso)
• Aug. 25: New Miner Convocation
• Sept. 23: 100-day Countdown
• Sept. 30-Oct. 5: Homecoming
• March 2014: Conference USA
• 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
• Sept. 23, Anniversary of the First
Day of Class
• Fall, 2014: Opera Bhutan (in El
“Classes Without Quizzes,” free
lectures and workshops are also
planned throughout 2014. Future
events and details can be found
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
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
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
• 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
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.”
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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
Opera Bhutan’s premiere performance
will be Oct. 12, 2013 in Bhutan, and will
perform at UTEP in 2014 as part of the
Erekson said the Opera Bhutan perform-
ance will be an “amazing musical perform-
ance that blends western and eastern music
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-
Past, present and future will be recurring
themes in much of UTEP’s Centennial
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-
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
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-
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
One of the most interactive ways of mak-
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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-
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
“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.’”
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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
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
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
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
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-
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
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-
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
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
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
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
Currently showing is “Views from the
Museum,” works by the Plein Air Painters of El
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
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-
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-
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
• Aug. 14: Coffee Ground Fossils
• Aug. 28: Coffee Clay
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Showing Aug. 2-Sept. 28: Lost Buildings of
Las Cruces, highlighting some of the area’s for-
mer buildings such as St. Genevieve’s Church,
the original County Courthouse and Shamrock
Monthly History Notes Lecture is 1 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 8, with “The Art of Magoffin
Home” by Leslie Bergloff.
Las Cruces Museum of Nature and
Science — 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces
Downtown Mall. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. dur-
ing the First Friday Ramble. 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-
“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)
nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.Active duty mili-
tary and veterans always admitted free through
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
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)
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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.
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
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
• 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,
• Faunal Monitoring is 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug.
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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-
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
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-
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
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
A Fall Plant Sale is 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday,
• 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.
American Bass Association Tournament is
Aug. 10 and Aug. 24.
Duke City Bass Bums Tournament is Aug.
• 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.
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El Paso-Juarez Historical Museum —
Curator and founder is historian Fred Morales,
who hosts historic exhibits, lectures and walk-
ing tours at various locations. Information: 255-
9644, [email protected]
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A Historical Walking Tour of Anapra is 10 a.m.
Saturday, July 27, starting at Carousel
Convenience Store, 3450 Anapra Road, Tour
features Courchesne Bridge and Quarry, Mecca
or Carousel Club, Dinosaur Tracks, Old
Greyhound Racetrack, Morrocco Club, Military
Camp During the Mexican Revolution, Early
Settlers, El Frijole and more on the settlement
created officially in 1921 as the Smelter
Addition. Admission: $5 donation.
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
• 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
• 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-
• 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-
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
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-
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.
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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,
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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.
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Showing through August are works by
Margarita Cabrera in the lobby.
Showing through Sept. 15: “Contemporary
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-
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-
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-
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,
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]
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
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
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
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
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-
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
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
The Oak Tree — The new gallery at Placita
Santa Fe, 5032 Doniphan, features Juárez artists
and Mata Ortiz pottery. Information: 929-7390
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-
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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
August’s featured artists are Roberta Leavelle
Widner, and Marjorie Houston, featuring travel-
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-
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
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
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
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.
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]
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
A public preview party is 5 to 7 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Spencer Theater in
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-
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]
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).
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
• 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
“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
‘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:
‘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-
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. Labor Day weekend shows are at
7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Aug. 30-Sept. 1.
El Paso Scene Page 38 August 2013
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think of personal sins. The classic
examples are the “Seven Deadly
Sins”: wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust,
envy, and gluttony. 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
at the Chamizal
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
“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
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
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:
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-
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
• 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
• 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-
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-
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-
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-
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
• 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.
• 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
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
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
• Aug. 17: “Otis and the Puppy” by Loren
• 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)
Children’s “Good Morning” storytimes are 10
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.
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.
Volunteers are needed; call for information.
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Movies on the Lawn — UTEP Union hosts
free movies at sunset (around 8:30 p.m.)
Fridays, through Aug. 2, at UTEP’s Glory
Field (on Glory Road, north of Sun Bowl) and
University Field, 3233 Mesa, at Kern, next to
Recreational sports Facility. Free parking and
portable restrooms available. Admission: $5.
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
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
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-
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
• 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.
• “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.
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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
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
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
• 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
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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.
• 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.
• 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
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.
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• 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-
New Mexico Museum of Space
History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The
museum’s Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater
• “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.
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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
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).
• 2 Guns (Universal) — Mark Wahlberg, Paula
Patton, Denzel Washington. Directed by
• 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.
• 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
• 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.
• Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (IFC) — Casey
Affleck, Rooney Mara, Ben Foster. Directed by
• The Butler (Weinstein Co.) — John Cusack,
Forest Whitaker, Lenny Kravitz. Directed by
• 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
• Prince Avalanche (Magnolia) — Paul Rudd,
Joyce Payne, Emile Hirsch. Directed by David
• 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
• 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
• Closed Circuit (Focus) — Rebecca Hall, Eric
Bana, Ciarán Hinds. Directed by John Crowley.
• Getaway (Warner Bros.) — Ethan Hawke,
Selena Gomez, Jon Voight. Directed by
• One Direction: This Is Us (Sony) — Harry
Styles, Niall Horan, Zayan Malik. Directed by
Morgan Spurlock. Documentary on the British
• Random (Dimension) — Ashley Greene,
Haley Bennett, Lucas Till. Directed by Oliver
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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
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
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
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
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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.
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-
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-
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
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]
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
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-
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
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,
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-
Socorro Mission Bazaar —The annual
event is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 27-29 at
La Purisima Catholic Church, 328 S. Nevarez.
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
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-
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
Belly Dance with Nesreen 18
Bingo Plus 15
The Bookery 40
Books Are Gems 44
Bruce’s Air 32
Cecila Burgos LPC 13
The Cleaners 32
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
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
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. Arts Council 19
Mind/Body Studio 22
Moe's Mexican Rest. 46
Moody Travel 31
MWR/Rock the Fort 2
Nayda’s Gems & Stones 16
NM Harvest Wine Festival 23
Open Arms Fiesta 5
Paseo Christian Church 35
Pat Olchefski-Winston 46
Perkins Jewelry Supply 15
Pet Guardian Angel 35
PhiDev Inc 31
Precision Prosthetics 37
Real Estate El Paso 44
Reidsan Dog Training 43
Ronda Brown 12
San Francisco's Cosmetics 5
Serata Lirica III 9
Silver City ACD 27
Silver City Galleries 27
Silver City MainStreet 12
Smartz Printing 23
Sombra Antigua 28
Spay Neuter Clinic 29
Sunland Art Gallery 17
Sunland Park Racetrack 11
Sunland Winery 10
Magoffin Home St. Hist Site 34
Therapy Solutions 22
Tigua Indian Cultural 28
UTEP Athletics 46
UTEP Minerpalooza 26
UTEP Special Events 33
Village Inn 36
Western Traders 37
Wyler Aerial Tramway 36
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