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Your monthly guide to community

entertainment, recreation & culture

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The Clock Restaurant

El Paso

Artist Pat OlchefskiWinstons annual

calendar highlights
iconic El Paso locations,
including favorite places
for food and drink such
as these featured in her
2017 edition. For details,
see Behind the Scene,
Page 4.

Every day is Veterans Day in El Paso

Gussie's Tamales & Bakery

Helping Helmets fundraiser for

Soldier Art Workshops is Nov.
11. See Gallery Talk, Page 32.

Parades, ceremonies mark

Veterans Day across the
Borderland, but honoring those
who served continues year-round
thanks to dozens of veterans
groups and other organizations.
Page 23
Right:Old Glory Memorial in
Northeast El Paso celebrates
veterans from all wars.

The Tap

Anne Frank at Playhouse

El Paso Playhouse presents

drama based on famous diary.
Page 38

TSO returns to El Paso

Trans-Siberian brings its holiday

rock spectacular to Don Haskins.
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The Marketplace

n of the Upper Valley


In the

10-5 Tues.-Sat. 12:30-4:30 Sun.


5034 Doniphan
Big Sky


Get a Head start on the Holidays

Youll be thankful you DID!
Home & Garden Decor Rustics Collectibles
Florals Jewelry Folk Art Baby gifts
Linens wearables Crosses & More!

Chelsea Lane

Indoor/Outdoor Dining

Lunch 11 am-2:30 pm Tues.-Sun.

Dinner 5-10 pm Fri.-Sat.

Live Music!
Every Friday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Every Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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5034 Doniphan Ste B


El Paso Scene

Antique Traders
Tamara Michalina

Seasonal dcor for home and garden

5034 Doniphan
(next to
The Marketplace)


November 2016

November 2016

Indian Food Festival The family friendly

celebration of Indian food and culture 5 p.m. to
midnight Friday, 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday,
Oct. 28-29, in San Jacinto Plaza, Downtown.
Indian food, dance, fashion show, jewelry and
theater performance by UTEP Indian Student
Association. Admission: $3 (free for age 12 and
younger). Information:
2epindianfoodfestival.com or Facebook.
Sunset Heights Block Party The 9th

annual party is noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct.

29, in the historic Sunset Heights neighborhood, along the 500 block of Prospect, with
several local bands art vendors and food trucks.
Admission is free. Information: 996-1880 or

UTEP Football & Homecoming - The

2016 homecoming game against Old Dominion

starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Sun Bowl
Stadium. Tailgating events begin at noon.
Tickets: $12-$150 Information: 747-5234 or 1800-745-3000. Event information: 747-8600 or
Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner is 6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 28, at the Don Haskins Center.
Tickets: $100
An Open House at Alumni Lodge is 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Peter and Margaret
de Wetter Center.
The Homecoming Parade is 2 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 29, beginning at Mesita Early Childhood
Development Center and ending at Centennial
Plaza; pep rally follows at 3 p.m., with tailgate
events until 5:30 p.m. at Kidd Field.

November 2016

Mount Cristo Rey pilgrimage The

largest pilgrimage each year is on the last
Sunday in October, the traditional Feast Day of
Christ the King. The 77th anniversary procession begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. The
pilgrimage annually attracts thousands of celebrants, many of whom begin their trek before
dawn. Gates open at 5 a.m. Information: San
Martin de Porras (575) 589-2106.
The four-story-tall statue of Christ on the
cross tops the mountain, 4,576 feet above sea
level, in Sunland Park, N.M., near the junction
of Mexico, Texas and New Mexico. Built in
1938-40 by sculptor Urbici Soler, the monument is accessible off McNutt Road (Highway
273) in Sunland Park take the Racetrack exit
off Paisano and cross the Rio Grande.

A Christmas Fair The Junior League of

El Pasos 43rd annual holiday shopping fair is

Friday through Sunday, Nov. 4-6, at the El
Paso Convention Center. This years theme is
Feliz Navidad YAll. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8
p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday. The fair brings together about 200

merchants from across the country as well as
arts, crafts, live entertainment, music. Tickets:
$10 ($9 seniors, military, children 6-12; free for
children under six). Two-day pass is $15.
Information: 584-3511 or jlep.org.
Story time with Santa is noon and 2:30 p.m.;
photos with Santa offered throughout the
A Cha Cha Cha Fiesta with Santa childrens
party is 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Tickets
(include access to Christmas Fair): $25 in
advance (for one child and one parent); $15
each additional child. Tickets at the door: $30.
A Boots and Bling preview party is 5:30 to
9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3. Guests enjoy merchants before anyone else, with entertainment
by the Dirty River Boys. Tickets: $40.

El Maida Circus The famous Shrine

Circus returns for its 64th annual performances

Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 10-13, at El
Paso County Coliseum.
Acts include the Flying Cortez trapeze artists
and Garcia G-Force Daredevil Troupe.
Performances are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Thursday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Friday; 10:30 a.m., 3
and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m., 2 and 6:30
p.m. Sunday. Doors open one hour early to
meet performers, with animal rides and other
activities. Admission is $9 Thursday; otherwise
$18 for adults and $14 age 12 and younger.
Reserved and floor seat are $28 and $22.
Military veterans get a $5 discount on Friday
(Veterans Day). Information: supershrinecircus.com, Ticketmaster or call 562-1444.

Taste of El Paso The areas ultimate

culinary experience is 5 to 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 10, at El Paso Convention

El Paso Scene

Please see Page 5


Behind the Scene
Scene Spotlight
Heres the Ticket
Program Notes
Viva Jurez
Music, Comedy
History Lessons
El Paso FishNet
Veterans Day
At the Museum
Keep on Bookin'
Southwest Art Scene
Gallery Talk
Taking a Look Back
On Stage
Stage Talk
Film Scene
Liner Notes
December preview



Scene Users Guide 14

Distribution Locations 42
Advertiser Index 42
Subscription Form 42

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the finale to its 8th season runs Nov. 18-19,

at Chamizal National Memorial. Page 19.

Scene Spotlight highlights events

advertised in this issue.

Celebration of Lights El Paso Parks and

Recreation hosts the evolve Federal Credit
Union Celebration of Lights tree lighting
Dec. 3 on San Jacinto Plaza. Page 44.

El Paso Live events Page 5.

At Abraham Chavez:
Nov. 11: Leahy Next Generation
Nov. 12: Mike Epps
At The Plaza:
Nov. 26: John Cleese and Eric Idle

Las Artistas The juried show art and fine

crafts show is Nov. 19-20 at Epic Railyard
Center wih more than 90 artists. Page 3.

The Diary of Anne Frank El Paso

Playhouse presents the play by Albert
Hackett and Frances Goodrich Oct. 28Nov. 8, directed by Christine Ambriz. Page

Dia de Los Muertos: Tamales y Atole

La Mujer Obreras annual celebration of Day
of the Dead is Oct. 29 at Caf Mayapan.
Page 9.

Noa Impact|Programs of Excellence

presents the famed Israeli singer in concert
Nov. 3 at Lee Ross Capshaw Auditorium at
Coronado High School. Page 11.

Escamilla Gallery The gallery will host a

booth at Junior Leagues A Christmas Fair
Nov. 2-6, with a preview party Nov. 3.
Page 31.

EPCC Literary Fiesta The 8th annual

celebration of regional literature and Awards
Dinner is Nov. 5 at El Paso Community
Colleges Administrative Service Center.
Page 27.
Fort Bliss Holiday Bazaar The NCO
Wives Club hosts its annual bazaar Nov. 5-6
at the Trading Post on Fort Bliss. Page 24.
La Union Maze The 12-acre cornfield
maze on Highway 28 in La Union is for its
16th season through Nov. 6. The final day
features a Pumpkin Smash and Bring You
Dog to the Maze day. Page 22.

Soldier Art Workshops Exhibit Veterans

Day Exhibit The exhibit opens Nov. 11
at International Museum of Art, featuring the
exhibit and sale of original artist and soldier
art work and Helping Helmets. Page 17.
Hal Marcus Gallery Showing through
Nov. 17 is Retro Retablo, featuring works
by 20 artists. Page 2.
The 46th annual Happy Hippie Holidaze
arts and craft fair is Dec. 17.

EPSOs Winter Stars El Paso

Symphony Orchestra, conducted by
Bohuslav Rattay presents guest violinist Misha
Vayman and UTEP Concert Chorale Nov.
18-19 at The Plaza Theatre. Page 29.
Romeo and Julieta Shakespeare on the
Rocks presents its bilingual adaptation of
William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet as

Page 4

El Paso Art Association Showing Nov.

18-Dec. 17 at the associations Crosland
Gallery is A Day in Paradise EPAA member
exhibit with opening reception Nov. 18.
Page 28.
Life Drawing Sessions are every Thursday.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra The rock

holiday tradition returns with Ghost of
Christmas Eve, the Best of TSO and more
Nov. 25, at UTEPs Don Haskins Center.
Page 6.

Model Railroad Open House Railroad

Model and Historical Association host its
annual Open House every Sunday in
November. Page 14.

The Nutcracker El Paso Ballet Theatres

7th annual presentation of the Tchaikovsky
holiday classic is Dec. 2-4 at UTEPs
Magoffin Auditorium. Page 6.

The Beginning of Advent Bruce

Nehring Consort presents their annual musical celebration of classical choral masterpieces and holiday favorites Dec. 2-4 at Zion
Lutheran Church. Page 10.
El Paso Mineral and Gem Club Show
The annual mineral, gem, jewelry and bead
show is Dec. 2-4 at El Maida Shrine. Page
Tis The Season for Opera El Paso
Opera presents a performance of holidaythemed arias Dec. 3 at The Plaza Theatre.
Page 15.

Holiday Open House Magoffin Home

State Historic Sites hosts its annual open
house and fiesta Dec. 3. Page 16.

Ysleta Super 50th Reunion The Ysleta

High School classes of 1966, 1967 and 1968
host several reunion events starting soon.
Page 30.

Southern New Mexico

Las Cruces Museum of Art Showing

Nov. 4-Jan. 21 is Transforming Space,
Transforming Fiber, new dimensions in contemporary fiber art. Page 39.
Flickinger Center Flickinger Center for
Performing Arts in Alamogordos Premier
Season Shows include Tapestry Carole
King Tribute Nov. 29, and Mariachi
Christmas with Mariachi Aztlan Dec. 13.
Page 2.
Other upcoming shows:
Nov. 11-19: AMC presents Monty
Pythons Spam-A-Lot
Dec. 9-11: Academy of Ballets A
Christmas Carol.

Home Grown The New Mexico Food

Show and Gift Market is Nov. 19-20 at the
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum in Las
Cruses. Page 7.

Silver City Christmas Parade the 26th

annual Lighted Christmas Parade is Nov. 26
in historic Downtown Silver City. Page 9.

Fountain Theatre Mesilla Valley Film

Societys theatre on the Plaza in historic Old
Mesilla shows independent, art, foreign and
other non-mainstream films. Page 25.

hen does fall really begin in El

Paso? This October would
have been a perfectly good
summer anywhere else, with temperatures in the 80s practically every day.
Only a few leaves on our mulberry trees
have begun to turn; and typically I dont
need to start raking until after
Thanksgiving. Sometimes the leaves
dont come down until early December.
Maybe the official start of fall should
be the final mowing of the lawn. Usually
I do that sometime in October and put
away the lawnmower until late spring.
Winters a little easier to measure. The
first freeze seems like a good standard.
Spring? Maybe the first major dust
storm. Summer? How about the first
triple digit day?
Its a little easier to tell the seasons in
El Paso by the events calendar. If there
are bazaars and craft fairs every weekend, it must be fall. November always
starts with two of the biggest fairs of the
season The Junior League Christmas
Fair and the Renaissance ArtsFaire in
Las Cruces, which are always on the first
weekend. The other long-time major fair
is Las Artistas on the weekend before
Thanksgiving, with countless church and
school bazaars in between and then
extending into mid-December.
Then theres the sports calendar by
late October and early November, we
have football, basketball, hockey all
going head to head on the calendar,
along with volleyball and even a new
Arena Soccer team, the El Paso Coyotes.
Plus there are several 5K races and other
running events every weekend.
Another significant block of events on
the November calendar is Veterans Day,
which in a military town like El Paso is a
major observance. As Lisa Tate points
out in this months feature story on Page
23, every day is Veterans Day in El Paso.
We include a full listing of Veterans Day
related events.
Its November, so it must be time for
Pat Olchefski-Winston annual El Paso
Landmarks calendar. Pats landmarks for
the 2017 edition range from the sacred

November 2016

El Paso Scene is published by Cristo

Rey Communications as a monthly guide
to entertainment, recreation and culture in
the El Paso area. Copies are provided
free at selected locations. Subscriptions
are $10 a year, sent by 3rd class mail.
Circulation: 40,000 copies.

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(St. Clements, Temple Mt. Sinai) to the

very secular (H&H Car Wash, The Tap)
and a lot in between. We went with the
food & drink theme for the images for
this months cover.
You can find her calendars at So El
Paso, 2717 Stanton and at Collectibles,
1530 Lomaland and 4700 N. Mesa.
Pat keeps painting, of course, but also
stays very occupied these days with her
and her husbands Star City Studio at
120 W. Castellano (just of North Mesa
behind the Angry Owl).
November will be an especially busy
month at Star City, You can take in the
Hard Road Trio performance at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5 or a dance performance
by Mountain Movement Company at 8
p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18-19.
The studio has spaces for both performing arts and fine arts; check out the
newest exhibit, Autumn in El Paso,
featuring works by local artists at the
opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 17. For information, go to starcitystudioproductions.com or look it up on
Weve also lined up some great covers
for upcoming months. Congratulations to
Nina Eaton, Darell McGahhey and Rami
Scully for winning Cover Awards at the
annual El Paso Scenes exhibit at the
Sunland Art Gallery, 5034 Doniphan.
If you cant wait for future issues of the
Scene, you can see the three cover award
winners and the rest of the entries
through Nov. 26 at the Gallery.

Randy Limbird
Editor and Publisher
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Myrna Zanetell, Jay Duncan,
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Center, with samples from 12 premier restaurants, each paired with either a craft beer or
wine tasting. Cash bar available. Live entertainment, mixology courses and desserts also
offered. Tickets: $32 general admission; $100
VIP (Ticketmaster).

PBS Kids Fiesta KCOS, El Pasos PBS

station, and Bob The Builder host the 2nd

annual event for area children 1 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 12, at Southwest University
Events Center, 6500 Montana, with family
entertainment, interactive and educational
booths for kids. Admission is free. Information:
594-5345 or kcostv.org.

International Cultural Festival UTEP

Office of Student Life hosts its 2016 celebration

of International Education Week Nov. 14-18,
with a food fair, bazaar, lectures and several
other events. Admission is free to most events.
Information: 747-5648, sa.utep.edu/osl or on
Facebook at UTEPOSL.
The International Food Fair is 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, on Centennial Plaza.
Daily events:
Film Festival featuring movies from around
the world is 5:30 p.m. daily at UTEPs Union
Lecture series is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily in the
UTEP Librarys Bloomberg Auditorium.
International Bazaar and Entertainment is 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday though Friday on the
UTEP Union Plaza.
In conjunction with the event, a series of presentations on various languages is noon to 1:30
p.m. each day at El Paso Public Librarys main
branch; a film festival is 4:30 p.m. daily.

November 2016

FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun

Bowl Parade The 80th annual Sun Bowl

Parade, 80 Years Around The World, begins

at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving
Day), at Montana and Ochoa and proceeds east
three miles to Copia. Review stand tickets
(near First Baptist Church, 805 Montana): $5;
available at all Circle K stores, FirstLight Credit
Union branches and the Sun Bowl Office.
Information: 533-4416.
The El Paso Downtown Lions Club organized
the Parade in 1935, and was held on New
Years Day from 1936 until 1978 when the
event was changed to Thanksgiving Day. The
Sun Bowl Parade is the largest community
event in the region.

El Paso Mineral & Gem Club Show

The annual mineral, gem, jewelry and bead

show is Dec. 2-4 at El Maida Auditorium, 6331
Alabama. The show features hundreds of gems,
minerals, fossils, beads, silver jewelry, tools and
equipment, door prizes, and more. Admission
is free. Information: Gem Center USA, 5337153 or epmgs.com.

Celebration of Lights Christmas Tree

Lighting The City of El Paso Parks and

Recreation Department and evolve Federal

Credit Union present the 81st annual evolve
Credit Union Celebration of Lights Christmas
tree and displays Saturday, Dec. 3, at San
Jacinto Plaza. Details to be announced.
Information: 212-0092 or elpasotex.gov/parks.
The program starts at 4:30 p.m. counting
down to the Tree Lighting at 5:55 p.m., followed by the Celebration of Lights Parade.
Parade begins north of Campbell on Main
Street, and proceeds left on Mesa Street to
Overland, and left on Campbell to Myrtle.

Magoffin Holiday Open House The

annual holiday season event at the Magoffin

Home State Historic Site, 1120 Magoffin, is 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, with vendors,
choirs and bands, and free kids activities. Dress
warm for outside activities. Tickets: $3 at the
door; free for age 4 and younger. Dress warm
for outside activities. Information: 533-5147 or

Last Thursdays The Downtown monthly

evening art walk includes nearly two dozen
pubs, restaurants, stores and galleries.
Admission is free to most events. Information:

Harvest & Halloween

Boo at the Zoo The El Paso Zoo, 4001

E. Paisano, hosts its 10th annual safe trick-ortreating event for families with children age 2
to 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, Oct. 29-30. Zoo admission is $12 for
ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages 60 and older and
active duty military (including spouse) with ID;
$7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 and
under. Information: 532-8156, 521-1850 or

Boo Bash Cielo Vista Mall, 8401 Gateway

West, hosts its annual family Halloween event 2

to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Admission is free.
Information: 779-7070, simon.com.
Mall-wide Trick-or-Treating is 4 to 6 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 31. Families can enjoy collecting
treats from retailers throughout the mall.

New Mexico Pumpkin Festival The

8th annual festival celebrating the fall gourd is

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct.
29-30, at the Mesilla Valley Maze and Lyles
Family Farm, 3855 W. Picacho, featuring a corn
maze, pumpkin painting, slides, hayrides to the

El Paso Scene

pumpkin patch and more. Food available for

purchase, and a country store offered.
Admission: $12 ($10 children under 12; free
children under 2) $2 discount for military with
ID. Information: (575) 526-1919 or mesillavalleymaze.com.

City Halloween carnivals The City of

El Paso Parks and Recreation Departments

annual Halloween Happiness throughout the
city at area recreation centers 4 to 7 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 31. The carnivals include family
costume contests, jumping balloons and other
types of family fun. Admission is free.
Participating centers:

EPCC Fall Festival El Paso Community

College hosts the family fall festival 6 to 10 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 31, at EPCCs Valle Verde campuss Americana Language Village, 919 Hunter,
with jumping balloons, costume contest, carnival rides, food and games, and a magician.
Activity bracelets: $15 for all rides (individual
ride tickets may be purchased). Information:

Halloween Carnival Womens

Intercultural Center, 303 Lincoln in Anthony,

N.M. hosts a carnival 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct.
31, with free candy, games and prizes for parents and kids. Information: (575)882-5556 or
n: Facebook at Kern Place Association.

Mall-o-ween Sweets Stroll The safe

Trick or Treat event is 4 to 6 p.m. Monday,

Oct. 31, at Sunland Park Mall, 750 Sunland
Park. Admission is free. Information: 833-5596,
sunlandparkmall.com or on Facebook.

Kings Kastle Party The Childrens

Ministries at Coronado Baptist Church, 501

Please see Page 6

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Thunderbird, host a Halloween alternative

party 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. Non-scary
costumes welcome. Admission is free; game
tickets offered for a nominal fee. Information:
584-3912, ext. 27 or cbcelp.org.

KLAQ Halloween Parade The annual

parade is Monday, Oct. 31, at Album Park,

3001 Parkwood. The parade is 1.9 miles and
lasts about one hour. Prizes will be given for

Rock n Drive (combination vehicle/human

costume), Best Dressed Pedestrian, Business
Costume, and High School Band. No entry fee,
but entries must display KLAQ. Parade usually begins at 3:30 p.m., but early arrival strongly
encouraged; pre-registration is 10 to 3 p.m.
Information: 544-8864 or klaq.com.

KLAQ Haunted House The annual

haunting The Apocalypse, runs through Oct.
31 at Desert Warriors Paintball, 13900
Montana. Haunted House recommended for
ages 14 and older. Hours are 7 to 1o p.m.
Sundays through Wednesdays; 7 p.m. to mid-

night Thursdays though Saturdays. Tickets: $15.

Information: 544-9550 or klaq.com.

La Union Maze The 12-acre cornfield

maze runs through Nov. 6 (weather permitting) for its 16th season at 1101 Highway 28 in
La Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery.
Information: 1-888-383-6293 or
Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10
p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.
Cost: $12 ($10 military; $7 seniors 65-75); $5
for ages 2-5 ($5 military) Free for age one and
younger, and seniors 76 and older Group rates
available for groups of 20 or more. Open
weekdays for scheduled field trips and private
The maze will be open daytime only Monday,
Oct. 31 (Halloween).
Sunday, Nov. 6: 3rd annual Bring Your Dog
to the Maze Day and 2nd annual Pumpkin

Terror Trail and Zombie Adventure

WinkeyDoodles Paintball Adventures, 401

Anthony, in Canutillo, hosts its two-acre Terror
Trail Haunted House is 7:30 p.m. to midnight
Fridays through Sundays, through Oct. 31.
Ages 10 and older welcome; no costumes may
be worn to the trail. Tickets: $15 ($32 combo
for trail and Zombie Adventure. Information:
877-FEAR (3327) or texasterrortrail.com.

El Pasos Corn Maze The 10-acre maze

and pumpkin patch is open for its 3rd season

noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays,
through Nov. 6 at 1100 Old Hueco Tanks
Road (south of I-10 at Exit 35). Admission:
$10.95; $8.95 age 3-11; free for ages 2 and
younger. Group rates available. Information:
915-213-4FUN (4386) or

Da de los Muertos

Da de los Muertos The Calavera

Coalition hosts its celebration of Day of the

Dead at Old Mesilla Plaza with food, music,
stories, dancing and piatas noon to 7 p.m.
Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2930. Traditional day of the dead altars will be on
display. Altars can be to specific persons,
groups of people, a cause, or beloved pets.
Vendors will feature handmade Day of the
Dead-themed gifts. No political campaigning
allowed. Admission is free. Information: (575)
647-2639 or calaveracoalition@gmail.com.

A candlelight procession to the San Albino

Cemetery and back to the plaza for pan de
muerto and coffee is 6:15 p.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 2. Meet at the plaza at 6 p.m.
All proceeds from this event are donated to
the Community of Hope & Casa de Peregrinos
Food Pantry; donations of five canned goods
requested for all altar setups.

Concordia Da de Los Muertos

Concordia Heritage Association and Paso Del

Norte Paranormal Society celebrate Day of the
Dead 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at
Concordia Cemetery, 3700 E. Yandell, with
revelers dressed in vintage Mexican clothes
complete with skulls painted on their faces, 10foot mojigangas (dancing skeleton puppets), a
scavenger hunt, live music, food trucks, face
painters, dancers, poetry readings, arts and
crafts and ceremonial offerings. Tickets: $5 ($1
kids and students 16 and younger; $2 seniors
60 and older and military; free for children
under 6). Information: 274-9531 or concordiacemetery.org.
Guests may come dressed as Calacas or
Catrinas (skeletons).

Da de Los Muertos Celebration A

celebration and community altar is 3:30 to 6:30
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at La Semilla
Community Farm, 350 Our Way Road in
Anthony, N.M. with a pot luck, music, face
painting, calavera decorating, papel picado, and
more. Information: (575) 882-2393 or lasemillafoodcenter.org.
Da de los Muertos Cosecha, Tamales
y Atole La Mujer Obrera Caf Mayapan,

2000 Texas, hosts its 19th annual Day of the

Dead 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, with traditional tamales from Veracruz, Oaxaca,
Michoacan y Chihuahua, and atole, calavera
poems, altars, and a Catrina Contest.
Admission is free. Information: 217-1126,
mujerobrera.org or on Facebook.
This years event features live music by Latin
Grammy nominee Amalia Mondragon, NBCs
The Voice contestant Elia Esparza,
Telemundos La Voz contestant Gisselle Lopez,
plus Lucia Veronica Carmona, Carambola and
Ceiba. Traditional Tamales from Veracruz,
Oaxaca, Michoacan y Chihuahua y Atole,
Calavera poems, altars and Catrina contest.

Da de los Muertos Altar displays and

other Day of the Dead activities are planned

Sunday through Wednesday, Oct. 30-Nov. 2,
throughout Downtown Silver City. Information:
(575) 388-5725.
Sundays events include mariachi music, 1 to 3
p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. p.m.; storytellers 2 to 3
p.m.; a parade at 3:30 p.m. A screening of The
Book of Life is 7 p.m. at Silco Theater.
A Da de Los Muertos talk by Dr. Felipe de
Ortego y Gasca is 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct.
31, at WNMU Fine Arts Theatre followed by a
performance by Ballet Folklorico de la
Universidad Autonoma de Cd. Juarez.
Mariachi Canto a Mi Tierra de la UACJ performs at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Silver City
Museum. An Ofrenda Procession is 7 to 9 p.m.
beginning at Silver City Museum proceeding
through downtown Silver City to Miller Library
for ofrendas, talks and WNMUs Mariachi Plata.
An artist lecture on Papel Picado by Catalino
Delgado Trunk is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
2, at WNMUs Parotti Hall, followed by a
reception for Trunks show and a community
ofrenda 7:30 to 9 p.m. at McCray Gallery.

Da de Los Muertos Celebration

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, celebrates Day of
the Day beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.

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2, with a special edition Punk Rock Flea Market

selling Da De Los Muertos themed goods, a
traditional altar that will honor recently
deceased artists Prince, David Bowie, Gene
Wilder and Juan Gabriel, pan de muerto, catrina
face-painting, and a special screening of The
Book of Life at 6:30 p.m. Admission to market
is free; tickets required for movie screening.
Information: 845-7469, drafthouse.com/el-paso.

Mexican Mosaic: A Day of the Dead

Celebration The Mexican Consulate

presents a showcase of music and dance at 7

p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Rio Grande Theatre,
211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. No tickets required, but seating on a first come, first
serve basis. Information: (575) 523-6403 or

Southern New Mexico

Renaissance Artsfaire The 45th annual

event, sponsored by the Doa Ana Arts

Council, is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5-6, at Young Park,
Walnut and Lohman in Las Cruces. Dozens of
artists offer arts and crafts of all kinds. Artistas
del Camino Real will demonstrate Spanish and
Native art. Admission: $8; free for age 12 and
younger. No pets except service animals. VIP
passes are $60; includes 2-person one day
entry, access to VIP tent, preferred parking for
one vehicle, and two vintage Ren Faire T-shirts.
Information: (575) 523-6403 or daarts.org.
Ongoing entertainment offered on three
stages, plus the Greyhounds of Fairhaven and a
Childrens Realm with scavenger hunt.
The Order of Eponas jousters on horseback

November 2016

return with shows at 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

Other entertainment includes Robert the
Ratcatcher with his Ratapult.
Commemorative 45th year handmade ceramic goblets by local potter Andrew Chapel will
be available, along with food booths and the
Dragons Eye Tavern.
Fee park and ride running between the southwest corner of the Mesilla Valley Mall and
Young Park every 15 minutes.

Christmas Jubilee The annual Ruidoso

shopping extravaganza is Friday through

Sunday, Nov. 11-13, at the Ruidoso
Convention Center, with more than 80 merchants, food court, holiday music and decor.
Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Admission: $2 (free for active duty military and
children under 12). Information: (575) 3362542 or ruidosochristmasjubilee.net.
Storytelling and visits with Santa are 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 12-13.

Toys For Kids Parade The Las Cruces

Motorcyclists 36th annual toy drive parade
begins at noon Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Mesilla
Valley Mall. Parade travels south on Don Roser,
turning west on Missouri to Solano, then south
to University, ending at the Las Cruces
Convention Center atUniversity and El Paseo.
Registration is 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Mall.
Bike show, live music with Blaze the Nation,
door prizes, grand prize drawing, raffles, vendors and more follow at Convention Center.
Fee: $10, plus $7 or more new toy donation
(fee includes meal and two beverages).
Information, registration: (575) 527-7552, (575)
523-1061, (575) 527-4930 or toysforkidslc.org. Beneficiaries include agencies that support children in need

Silver City Lighted Christmas Parade

The 26th annual Silver City Lighted

Christmas Parade, Lights, Camera,
Christmas, begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
26, in the historic Downtown district. Deadline
for entries is Nov. 10. Information: (575) 5341700 or silvercitymainstreet.com.
The parade starts at Cooper and Broadway
and ends on Bullard at College.

Christmas in the Foothills The his-

toric Black Range town of Hillsboro, N.M.

invites Christmas shoppers for a holiday studio
walk 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the
Hillsboro Community Center. Admission is
free. Information: (575) 894-1698.
The event includes the popular $49.99 Art
Show and Sale. Proceeds support several nonprofit organizations serving Hillsboro and the
surrounding areas.

Christmas on the Pecos One of

Americas top holiday traditions, the boat tour

along the Pecos River runs Nov. 25-Dec. 31 in
Carlsbad, N.M. The 25th annual event showcases the winter wonderland of more than 100
festively decorated houses. Twelve to 15 tours
are offered nightly 5:30 to 9:45 p.m.; ticket
office opens at 4:30 p.m.
The 40-minute tours depart from Pecos River
Village Conference Center, 711 Muscatel. The
village includes a gallery full of Southwestern
gifts and refreshments and holiday lights. Ticket
are $15 Sunday through Thursday and $20
Friday and Saturday; $10 and $15 for ages 5-12
(4 and younger free with lap pass). Tickets
should be purchased in advance. Information:
(575) 628-0952, (575) 887-6516 or christmasonthepecos.com.

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West Texas

Dueling Chili Cookoffs Two rival chili

cookoffs compete simultaneously on the first

weekend of November for the talents and taste
buds of chili lovers from around the country in
the remote beauty of the Big Bend.
The 50th annual Original Terlingua
International (Frank X. Tolbert-Wick Fowler
Memorial) Chili Cookoff is Nov. 3-5, at Arturo
Whites Terlingua Store on Highway 170.
Ticket information: (817) 251-1287,
abowlofred.com or on Facebook at OTICCC.
Terlingua International Chili Championship
The 50th annual CASI-sanctioned championship cookoff is Nov. 4-5 at Rancho CASI de
los Chisos in Terlingua. Information: 713-2480681, casichili.net or on Facebook at CASI Chili
Appreciation Society International.

Alpine Artwalk Alpine, Texass 23rd

annual Gallery Night events honoring dozens of

Big Bend artists Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1819, at more than 25 Alpine studio and gallery
locations. Most locations open 10 a.m. to 10
p.m. both days as well as a silent auction and an
Hecho a Mano open-air food and art market
at Kishmish Plaza. Admission is free.
Information: Kiowa Gallery, (432) 837-3067 or
Free live music featured both days, with headlining acts at 10 p.m. on the Granada Theatre;
Dale Watson on Saturday and Omar and the
Howlers on Sunday.
The Artwalk Parade of Flags is noon Saturday;
along Holland Avenue.
This years honored artist is equine photographer Rachel Waller.

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Bazaars and fairs

NMSU jewelry sale NMSU jewelry and

metalsmithing program students will hold their

annual jewelry sale 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday,
Oct. 31, in Williams Hall 1390 E. University.
Information: (575) 646-1238 or on Facebook.

Fall Festival Ignite Movement Church,

440 S Yarbrough, hosts its fall family festival

beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4,.
Information: 500-6013 or ignitemovement.org.

Alamogordo Antique and Collectible

Show The 29th annual event is 10 a.m. to

5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday,

Nov. 5-6, at the Alamogordo (N.M.) Civic
Center, 800 First Street (at Florida).
Information: (575) 437-6304.

Bulldog Bazaar Brown Middle Schools

PTO hosts a bazaar with 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 5, at the school, 7820 Helen of
Troy. Food trucks available 10:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. Information: 740-4080 or

Fort Bliss Holiday Bazaar The NCO

Wives Club will host the annual bazaar Nov.

5-6 at the Trading Post on Fort Bliss, Bldg.
1717 Marshall (at Hahn). The bazaar features
more than 100 vendors from throughout the
Southwest offering arts, crafts. Various military
units will sell food. Door prizes also offered.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds benefit various
charitable projects. Admission: $1; free ages 17
and younger. Information: 590-7202.

Ysleta del Sur Indian Market Ysleta

del Sur Pueblo hosts the 5th annual outdoor
market 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,
Nov. 5-6, at Tigua Indian Cultural Center, 305
Yaya Lane, with Native American artists, YDSP
social dances, Indian bread, Pueblo tacos, arts
and crafts, free childrens activities, and storytelling. Information: 859-7700.
Sportscard and Toy Collectible Show

The trading card and toy show is 9 a.m. to 4

p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at Marriot Hotel, 1600
Airway, hosted by J & M Sportscards.
Admission is free. Information: 856-7777.

St. Pauls Fall Festival The St. Pauls

Methodist Womens annual bazaar is 9 a.m. to

3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at St. Pauls UMC,
7000 Edgemere. Admission is free.
A dessert party and fundraiser is 6 to 9 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 11, including pictures with Santa.
Tickets: $5. Information: 772-2737 or

Magoffin Middle Craft Fair Magoffin

Middle School will host its annual Craft Fair 9

a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the
school, 4931 Hercules. Information: 203-2787.

Art & Wine Market The fall art market

is noon to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at
Wine Attitude, 6633 N. Mesa. Admission is
free. Information: Deana Hicks, 241-8808,

Native American Market The 4th

annual event is 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday

and Sunday, Nov. 12-13, at Mesilla Valley
Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle del Norte in
Mesilla. Native American dancers, fry bread and
Indian tacos, and crafts. Park entry fee: $5 per
vehicle; market admission is free with park
entrance. Information: (575) 523-4398.

Queen of Peace Bazaar The Ladies

Mission Trail Harvest Market The

Fall Arts and Craft Fair Our Lady of

Mt. Carmel School, 131 S. Zaragoza, will host
its Christmas fair 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
13. Information: 859-9848.

Downtown Artist and Farmers Market

Guild hosts its bazaar 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday

and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12-13, at
Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1551
Belvidere. Information: 584-5817.

Las Cruces Potters Guild show The

groups 36th annual holiday art show and sale is

2 to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 18-19, at Peace Lutheran
Church Fellowship Hall, 1701 Missouri (at
Locust) in Las Cruces. LInformation: (575) 6396786, Facebook or pottersguildlc.com.

Calvary Chapel Craft Fair Calvary

Chapel of El Paso, 1771 Zaragoza, hosts a craft

fair 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.
Cafeteria open for breakfast and lunch.
Information: 855-4565 or calvaryep.com.

German Advents-Bazaar The annual

arts and crafts festival is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 19, at Building 757 on Carter
Road in Fort Bliss. Admission is free.
Information: 201-5939, 201-5938 or betreuunginelpaso.com.
The traditional German Christmas fair features vendors selling handmade products ranging from decorations, handmade greeting cards
and quilts to woodcraft products. German
bratwurst, smoked fish, German beer and
Gluehwein, German coffee, cakes, pastries and
cookies will also be sold.
All proceeds go towards social projects on
both sides of the border.

Holiday Open House Bazaar Patou

Velvets annual bazaar and gift sale is 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at 518 Randolph in
Sunset Heights,. Information: 329-5421 or
HomeGrown The 3rd annual New

Mexico Food Show and Gift Market is 9 a.m. to

5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 19-20, at the NM Farm & Ranch
Heritage Museum. Admission: $5 per vehicle;
first 100 vehicles each day receive a free burlap
shopping bag. Information: (575) 522-4100 or
Dozens of vendors from around the state will
sell their products as the gift-giving season
approaches. Includes free demonstrations, samples, crafts and more. Admission: $5 per vehicle; first 100 vehicles each day receive a free
burlap shopping bag.

Las Artistas Las Artistas 47th annual Art

and Craft Show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19-20,
Epic Railyard Event Center, 2201 E Mills, with
ceramics, fiber art, jewelry, mixed media, paintings, wood pieces, and other art of more than
90 juried artists from El Paso and throughout
the country. Work by emerging artists and students from the UTEP Metals and Ceramics
program also featured. Admission: $6; free for
age 18 and younger. Information: 319-4541 or
The show will also feature craft demonstrations, a childrens art exhibition, a fashion show,
and gourmet food from Food Truck Circus.

Provost Gun Show The El Maida

Provost Guard gun, small antique and

Southwest art show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
19-20, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331
Alabama. lAdmission: $5 (under 10 free). Age
18 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Information: 241-1761.
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annual market is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov.

20, at Veterans Memorial Plaza, 1500 Main
Street in San Elizario, with more several vendors selling arts and crafts, fall harvest goods
and food. Live entertainment featured in the
park gazebo. Admission is free. Information:
594-8424 or MissionTrailArtMarket.com.

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural

Affairs Departments market for area artists
and regionally grown agricultural products is 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza
District along Anthony Street. Information:
212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.

Farmers Market at Ardovinos Desert

Crossing The 14th annual market runs
Saturdays year-round at Ardovinos Desert
Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park,
N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Well behaved
pets on leash welcome; brunch available for
purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.

La Via Sunday Market La Via

Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union,
N.M., hosts a farmers market featuring local
food producers noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Dog
friendly. Admission is free. Information: (575)
502-4074 or lavinawinery.com.

Putnam Holiday Fair Putnam PTA

hosts the holiday fair noon to 5 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 3, at Putnam Elementary School, 6508
Fiesta. Information: 203-4683 or
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 Las Cruces. Information: (575) 5412288 or lascrucesfarmersmarket.org.

Something for everyone

Womens Intercultural Center 303

Lincoln Street in Anthony, N.M. Events are

free. Information: (575) 882-5556 or womensinterculturalcenter.org.
All November workshops on Tuesdays:
Financial Recovery 10 a.m. Nov. 1. Learn
the steps needed to recover financially, and
rebuild credit and finance.
Money Matters 10 a.m. Nov. 8. Learn
how to keep track of ones money.
To Your Credit 10:30 a.m. Nov. 15.
Learn how credit history affects credit future.
Your Own Home 10:30 a.m. Nov. 22.
Learn how to be ready to own a home.
A Day of the Dead Celebration is 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 2.
You CAN Get There From Here: Transit
District Transportation presentation is 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 2.
A Thanksgiving potluck for all ages noon to 2
p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23. Center will provide
the turkeys; everyone else bring a side dish,
dessert or drink. The public is invited.

Model railroad open house The

Railroad Model and Historical Association of El

Paso will sponsor its 67th annual open house 1
to 5 p.m. each Sunday in November at 6335
Vaughn Court (between Delta and Alameda,
just west of Ascarate), with 1,700 square feet
of tracks in three permanent layouts. Admission
is free. Information: 500-9347 or on Facebook
at ModelRailroadersofElPaso.

Aviation Hall of Fame The 33rd El Paso

Aviation Associations Hall of Fame banquet is

6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Sunland
Park Racetrack and Casino. Keynote Speaker is

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Keith S. (Casey) Jones, Capt. USN, Retired.

Jones was a longtime naval aviator and former
commander of the Blue Angels. Cost: $30.
Public is invited, but advance reservations
required. Information: 539-3312 or on
Facebook at El Paso Aviation Association.
This years inductees include Claude (Mike)
Quigley, Calvin (Skip) Trammell II, and Carl
Wright (posthumously).

Transfer Fair Career Services

Department at El Paso Community College
presents its annual fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Valle Verde
Campus, Building C Cafeteria Annex, 919
Hunter. EPCC and Early High School students
can learn transfer requirements of 4-year universities of their choice. Information: 831-2605
or epcc.edu/careerservices.
Border Mass The Peace & Justice

Ministry of the Dioceses of El Paso, Las Cruces

and Juarez will host the mass in memory of
migrants who have died crossing the border at
10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Location to be
determined. Information: 872-8422.

Christian Mercy In Times Of

Persecution We Are Nazarenes El Paso

host the religious freedom and Christian persecution conference with Bishop Yousif Habash
and Sister Guadalupe at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
5, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $10-$14
(Ticketmaster). Information:

Compassionate Thanksgiving

Vegetarian Society of El Paso hosts its annual

vegetarian Thanksgiving feast at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5, at Country Inn and Suites,
900 Sunland Park Drive. A vegan dinner, open
to the public, will be followed by a talk by Dr.
Liz Specht. Specht is a senior scientist with the
Good Food Institute. Cost (by Nov. 1): $25;
$22 VSEP members and full-time students with
valid ID; $10 age 12 and younger children).
Cost after deadline and at the door (if space
available) is $25. Information: 877-3030 or

Mini Maker Faire Barnes & Noble area

bookstores host the 2nd annual Mini Maker
Faire Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5-6, with
Make Workplaces at 11 a.m. and 1, 3 and 5
p.m. with demonstrations on virtual reality,
augmented reality, 3D printing and more.
Admission is free. Information: 581-5353 or
Make and Collaborate events are noon to 5
p.m. both days.

Aim High STEM Chica Conference

Latinitas and American Association of
University Women hosts the conference for
girls age 9 and older from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 12, at TecH20 Center, 10751
Montana, with guests speakers, hands-on workshops and exhibits. Admission is free, but preregistration strongly encouraged. Registration:
219-8554, latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or

ECCM Conference The annual ECCM

conference, Breathless Worship, is Thursday
through Sunday, Nov. 17-20, at Christian Joy
Center, 1208 Sumac. This years speakers are,
Bishop Joseph Garlington, Pastor Patrick
Kiteley and Dr. Bill Roberts, with host Bishop
Mikel Brown. Hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday;
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.
Sunday. Admission is free. Registration: 5951307 or joycenter.org.
November 2016

Southwest Catholic Youth Conference

The conference event is Nov. 18-20 at El
Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano.
Information: Facebook at SWCYC. Tickets
information at countycoliseum.com.

Cooperative Purchasing Expo The

City of El Paso expo is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 30, at El Paso Convention
Center, with presentations 8 a.m. to noon and
vendor expo noon to 5 p.m. No registration
necessary. Admission is free; individual meals
are $13. Information: 212-1198 or cityofelpaso.wildapricot.org.
Keynote speaker is Walter Bond (Think.
Execute. Dominate). Live entertainment by
recording artist Sal Perez.

Flu and Pneumonia Vaccinations The

Immunize El Paso clinics for eligible persons
ages 6 months and older are available for those
on Medicaid, Childrens Medicaid and Chip
through November. Information: 857-2472 or

El Paso Parkinson Support Group

The support group open to all Parkinsons families and the public, meets at 10:30 to 11:30
a.m. the second Saturday of each month at
Sierra Hospital 1625 Medical Center, lower
level. Admission is free; and the public is welcome. Information: 584-7260.

Amistad for Veterans volunteers

The VISTA Department at Project Amistad,
Amistad, 12100 Esther Lama, seeks volunteers
for its Veterans Program. For requirements and
qualifications, call Ana, Rebecca or Alicia at
298-1104. Information: projectamistad.org.
El Paso Crohns & Autoimmune
Disease Support Group The support

ceeds will go directly to the Center. Tickets:

$125; available at epcgc.org.

Howl at the Moon The benefit for the

Humane Society of El Paso is 6 p.m. Friday,

Nov. 4, at 150 Sunset in the Upper Valley, with
dinner, live music and live and silent auctions.
Master of Ceremonies is KLAQs Buzz Adams.
Tickets: $75 ($750 table for ten). Information:
532-6971 or humanesocietyelpaso.org.

YLM Gala Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human

Care hosts its gala dinner 6 to 10 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 4, at El Paso Club, 201 E. Main (18th
Floor), with hors doeuvres, gourmet dinner
with wine pairings, music, silent auction and
more at 7 p.m. Cocktail attire. Tickets: $125;
online at ylm.org. Information: 858-2588.

El Paso Toy Run El Paso Motorcycle

Coalitions 34th annual toy run parade is 9 a.m.

Sunday, Nov. 6, beginning at International
Truck Driving School, 141 Quinella in Sunland
Park and ending at Cohen Stadium in
Northeast El Paso for toy drop-off. Registration
is at 11 a.m.; parade leaves at 11:15 a.m. to
Cohen Stadium. All proceeds benefit the
underprivileged children of El Paso County and
its surrounding area. Entry: $10 plus a new toy
donation ($5 or more value). Children under
10 admitted free with a new toy donation of $5
value or more. Information: 494-4881, 7409991 or on Facebook.
The ride departs the school and proceeds on
Doniphan to Talbot and up and over
Transmountain to Cohen Stadium where they
will drop off their toys and enjoy food, door
prizes, music by local bands and more. Nonriders welcome at drop-off event.

group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the

month (Nov. 15) at Tech University Health
Sciences Center, 4800 Alberta, in the Academic
Services Building, Room 211. Information:
Carrie Wilkie, (214) 708-2989,

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Scenic Sundays Walkers, runners,

cyclists and skaters are invited to enjoy Scenic
Drive, from Rim Road to Richmond, free of
traffic from 7 a.m. to noon Sundays. Dogs on
leash permitted. Admission is free; road closed
to car traffic at this time. Information: 5414416 or district2@elpasotexas.gov.

For a good cause

Howl-O-Wine Dog Walk Pets Alive El

Paso hosts its 12th annual fall dog walk noon to
4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at La Via Winery,
4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M.,
with a 1-mile dog walk at 1 p.m. around the
grounds of La Via Winery. Registration begins
at noon. The event includes music, costume
contests for dogs, prizes, food vendors, petrelated products and gifts for sale. Advance
registration: $15 for one dog, $20 for two dogs
(limit of two dogs per person). On-site registration on day of event is $5 extra. Military with
ID receive $5 discount. Information, cost: 2476057, PetsAliveElPaso.org, or
Child Guidance Centers Dinner and
Roast Keitha Adams, UTEP womens bas-

ketball head coach, will be honored at the El

Paso Child Guidance Centers 15th Annual
fundraising dinner and roast at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 3, at the El Paso Country Club,
5000 Country Club Place. Roasters are Sue
Adams, Jareica Hughes, Ali Orrantia and Pat
Flores. Master of Ceremonies is Steve
Kaplowitz. Cash bar opens at 5:30 p.m. All proEl Paso Scene

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Sing to Save Lives The Grand Ole

Opry-style concert is 6:30 9 p.m. Friday, Nov.

4, at the Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de
Guadalupe in Mesilla, to benefit March of
Dimes. Performers are Tiffany Christopher,
James Cordova, Ehran Kraul, Steve Macintyre
and Natalie McMillan. Tickets are $35 ($40 at
the door), includes light buffet and glass of
wine. Information: (575) 630-0536.

Boys and Girls Club of El Paso hosts its 5th

annual Toast to Their Future holiday gala 6 to
9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Epic Railyard,
2201 Mills, with wines, food, music, silent auction and more All proceeds benefit the youth at
Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso. Tickets: $60;
available online at bgcelpaso.org. Information:
532-7410 or on Facebook.

Brew at the Zoo The El Paso Zoological

Societys 3rd annual benefit is 6 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 12, at the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E.
Paisano, with 20 beer samples, food trucks,
music from Rockabilly Strangers, Canz to
Windows, Our Friend the Mountain, Davinci,
karaoke by Paty Moon, Ages 21 and older only.
Last call at 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $25-$85.
Information: epbrewatthezoo.com.

Cowboys and Astronauts New

Mexico Museum of Space History, 3198 SR
2001 in Alamogordo, celebrates its 40th
anniversary 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12,
with guest speaker Harrison Jack Schmitt,
Apollo 17 astronaut. Schmitt was the next-tolast man, and the only scientist, to walk on the
moon and is a 1977 inductee into the
International Space Hall of Fame. A special
induction ceremony for the late Gene
Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek, also will
be held. Tickets: $45 ($40 members); $85 couples ($80 members); online at nmspacemuseum.org. Information: (575) 437-2840, 1-877333-6589 or on Facebook.
Schmitt grew up in Silver City, received at
Ph.D. in geology from Harvard and after his
NASA career served one term as a U.S. senator from New Mexico.
Special guests for the induction are David
Gerrold, who wrote the script for the Star
Trek episode The Trouble With Tribbles;


El Pasos Professional Singers and Chamber Players



Dec. 2 - 3 - 4, 2016
7:30 p.m. Friday
5 p.m. Saturday
2:30 p.m. Sunday

Five For Brass will play 30 minutes

before each performance

Our annual musical celebration ushers in the

Advent Season in El Paso with classical choral
masterpieces and holiday favorites, featuring The
Consort Singers, with Bruce Nehring, Conductor and
Organ, along with Five for Brass and Instrumentalists.

hosts a housewares and clothing drive 9 a.m. to

5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12-13, at
Barnett Harley Davidson, 8272 Gateway East.
Fill the donations truck with gently used housewares and clothing. For every 20 pounds of
donations, donors will get a raffle ticket good
towards prizes. All donors receive a free meal
from sponsors and goody bag. All proceeds will
help provide shelter, clothing, and food for El
Pasos homeless families and individuals.
Information: 565-6532 or

El Paso Giving Day Nonprofit organiza-

tions and donors throughout the community

are invited to take part in the a day of promoting philanthropy, engaging new and younger
donors, and using social media to improve the
quality of life in the community Tuesday, Nov.
15. Information: elpasogivingday.org.
The 24-hour charitable giving drive will support 135 organizations in the community.
Advance gifts may be made Nov. 7-14.

Chamber of Commerce Gala The

117th annual Greater El Paso Chamber of
Commerce gala featuring Limelight at 6:30 p.m.
to midnight Friday, Nov. 18, at El Paso
Convention Center. Tickets: $100. Dress is
cocktail attire. Table sponsorships available
starting at $1,500. Information/RSVP: 534-0500.
Online registration at elpaso.org.

Christmas Street Gala The 43rd annual

fund-raiser for the Paso Del Norte Childrens

Development Center is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.
6, at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club
Place. Several lavish custom-designed
Christmas trees will be on display. Cocktails,
hors doeuvres, and no host bar. Dinner at 7
p.m. Dress is cocktail attire. Tickets; $100;
RSVP by Nov. 30. Information: 544-8484, ext.
101. Web: pdnchildrens.org.
A live and silent auction of trees will be held.

Fort Bliss

Fort Bliss Outdoor Recreation

Information: 744-1532.
Fall Colors Adventure is Saturday, Nov. 5,
with a scenic tour of McKittrick Canyon. Cost:
$20; open to the public.
A guided 8-mile mountain bike ride is
Saturday, Nov. 19, beginning at Chuck
Heinrich Park. Cost: $35; bikes and helmets
provided to all participants, but space is limited.
Registration required.
A What A Loop 8-mile hike to Guadalupe
Peak is 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. Fee:
$25; includes transportation, some snacks and
water. Registration required.
Crossing hosts free live music featuring local
performers 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays, at the outdoor fireplace. Bands perform 7 to 9 p.m., with
DJ music before and after. Information: 5645311 or freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com.

Old Fort Bliss Building 5054, corner of

All tickets are $15, available at the door

Zion Lutheran Church is in the Five Points neighborhood of Central El Paso,

on Pershing just north of Montana and two blocks west of Piedras.
Front entrance on Pershing Drive Elevator for handicapped off Pershing.
Alternate entrance on Montana Street side, through the glass doors,
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Stuff The Truck The Salvation Army

Friday at The Fire Fort Blisss Freedom

We invite the audience to

join us in singing familiar carols.

Advance tickets available at www.brucenehringconsort.org

science fiction author David Stipes, who also

was an Emmy-winning special effects artist and
worked on Star Trek spin-offs; and Bill Kraft,
the Star Trek fan who led a successful campaign to for a Star Trek postage stamp.

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; by
appointment only Saturday. Admission is free.
Information: 568-4518 or 588-8482 or on
Facebook at Old Fort Bliss.

El Paso Scene

Club news

Doa Ana Photography Club (DAPC)

The club hosts free photography programs 7

to 9 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the
month at Southwest Environmental Center,
275 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. The
public is invited. Information: daphotoclub.org.
Nov. 1: Stock Photography by Catherine
Lucas and 10 Minutes with Chase Jarvis and
with David Hobby by Erik Winter and Robert
Peinert, reviewing famous photographers.
Nov. 15: Digital Photo of the Year: entries
will be shown and winners selected, as well as
a 2016 Photographer of the Year.
A Photography Boot Camp workshop on
Editing is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 1.
Cost: $5; workshops are free to those who join
DAPC for $15. Registration: dapcphotobootcampclass1.eventbrite.com. Information: Rob
Peinert, education@daphotoclub.org.

Westside Welcome Club The nonprofit

group is a social, educational and charitable

organization of more than 200 women open to
both newcomers and longtime residents.
Information: westsidewelcomeclub.com.
The monthly free newcomers coffee is 10
a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Star City Studio, 120 W.
Castellano. No RSVP necessary. Information:
(310) 405-1618.
The monthly luncheon is 11 a.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 9, at Ardovinos Desert Crossing, 1
Ardovino Drive, in Sunland Park. Guest speaker
is Felipa Solis of El Paso Pro-Musica; musical
entertainment by the Brass Group from the
Peabody School of Music. Reservations
required: $22. Information: 892-5178.

LAlliance Franaise dEl Paso The

nonprofit cultural institute promotes French

culture and language. Information: 585-1789,
497-5196 (Spanish), cgomez@afofelpaso.com,
afofelpaso.com or on Facebook at
Open registration for French classes is at the
AFEP School, 1035 Belvidere, Suite, #200.
Classes begin Oct. 29.
An International Ball is 7 p.m. to midnight,
Saturday, Nov. 5, at Camino Real, 101 S. El
Paso Street. The black tie fundraiser brings
international groups in the region along with
foreign diplomats. Sponsored by the World
Affair Council and International Groups.
La Fete du Beaujolais Nouveau is Thursday,
Nov. 17, at EPCCs restaurant Thirteen09,
9050 Viscount, Bldg. B.

Singles in the Son - The group develops

friendships among Christian singles ages 30 to

50. Bible study held Tuesday nights. Weekend
events subject to change. All denominations are
welcome. Membership is free. Information:
Andy, 471-1997, SinglesInTheSon@yahoo.com
or on Facebook.
Sunday, Nov. 6: Renaissance Artsfaire
Saturday, Nov. 12: Dinner and bowling
Saturday, Nov. 19: Dinner and pool
Friday, Nov. 25: House Party.

El Paso Quilters Association The

association will meet 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday,

Nov. 17, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church,
2155 Wedgewood. Admission is free.
Information: 279-2034 or on Facebook.

Military Order of the World Wars

The El Paso Chapters monthly luncheon is 11
a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Great American
Land & Cattle, 9800 Gateway North. A speaker
will address National Homeland Security.
Information: 755-4038.

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Paso del Norte Quilt Guild The

guilds regular meeting is 9 a.m. the second

Saturday of the month (Nov. 12), at University
Presbyterian Church, 631 Resler. Membership
is $25 per year. Information: Carmen Guzman,

International Coin Club El Pasos only

coin club meets at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first

Monday of the month at St. Pauls United
Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere. Business
meeting starts around 6:30 p.m. Numismatic
presentations start at 7 p.m. with auction to
follow. Visitors always welcome, and admission
free for first-time visitors. Information: 5336001 or elpasocoinclub.com.

Area attractions

Wyler Aerial Tramway 1700

McKinley,. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 years and under. Hours are noon to 7
p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday. Closed Monday through Thursday.
Information: 562-9899.
Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park is managed
by Texas Parks & Wildlife and is also part of
Franklin Mountains State Park.
The annual Halloween Fest and Pumpkin
Carving Contest are 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
29; learn about bats, not so creepy-creepy
crawlers, and join some of the activities at the
top; tram ride fee applies.
Participants should bring their carved pumpkins ready to display on Saturday, by 12:45
p.m. Pumpkins will be displayed at the top and
park visitors will vote for the best pumpkin.
Contest participants should call park to preregister.
Recycling Day activities are noon to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 12. Learn about recycling and
make crafts using recycled materials.
Last Sunday Hikes are 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct.
30, and Nov. 27, beginning in the parks parking lot to the top of Ranger Peak. Bring water,
sturdy shoes, weather appropriate clothing (or
costume). The October hike is a Halloween
Hike; participants can dress in their Halloween
costume. Participation is free.
A Turkey Hike is 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25; participants will receive a free Tramway ride down
the mountain after the hike.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino

1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive),

Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 10 a.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. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m.
everyday. General admission and parking are
free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunlandpark.com.

Indian Cliffs Ranch The working cattle

ranch in Fabens offers a childrens zoo, buffalo,

longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and
the Fort Apache playground. Its also home to
the famous Cattlemans Steakhouse.
Information: (915) 544-3200 or cattlemanssteakhouse.com.

Tigua Indian Cultural Center 305

Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta

Mission. The center features a museum on the
Tigua tribe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday through Sunday. Free childrens
activities daily. Admission is free. Information:
859-7700, ysletadelsurpueblo.org.
Native American Dances are on the hour 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

November 2016

Fresh Indian bread is on sale at the center,

made Saturday mornings. Also featured are
family-operated gift shops, featuring jewelry,
pottery and other crafts.

Plaza Theatre Tours The free weekly

tours are noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Plaza,

125 W. Mills. Meet under the Plaza marquee.
Information: 534-0660.

San Elizario Historic District The district 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 Veterans Museum. Most
locations 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. Free guides
available at all galleries and museum.
Spaceport America Visitor Center

Spaceport America, the worlds first purposebuilt, commercial spaceports new Spaceport
America Experience tour is open for visitors at
301 S. Foch, in the historic hot springs district
of Truth or Consequences, N.M., with educational and interactive space exhibits, tour tickets and official Spaceport America merchandise. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
Tours to Spaceport America depart promptly
at 9 a.m. Thursday through Monday, returning
at 1 p.m. No tours Tuesday or Wednesday.
Tour cost: $49.99 ($29.99 age 18 and
younger). Information/group reservations: 1844-7-2SPACE. Discounted admission rates
online at spaceportamerica.com/experience.

Zin Valle Vineyards 7315 Hwy 28 in

Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tastings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through
Monday. Information: 877-4544 or
La Via Winery 4201 S. NM Highway

28. Information: (575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com. The tasting room and patio are open
for sales and tasting of wines from noon 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.

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Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery

430 La Via Road (off NM 28 between

markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. Tasting
room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through
Monday. Information: (915) 241-4349 or sombraantigua.com.
Free live music on the patio offered 2:30 to 6
p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, with food truck
most Saturdays; bring a picnic basket Sunday.
Open mic sessions are 6 to 9 p.m. the second
Friday of each month.

McDonald Observatory The University

of Texas at Austin-run observatory is near Fort
Davis, Texas, 185 miles from El Paso.Visitor
Center open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.
Information: (432) 426-4138.
The observatory offers daytime tours and
evening star parties. Reservations, event schedule online at mcdonaldobservatory.org.
Ski Apache Wind Rider The hour-long
zip-line adventure at the Alto, N.M. ski resort
begins at over 11,000 feet, spanning 8,900 feet
in three sections, reaching speeds of up to 65
mph. Cost is $75 for adults, $68 children and
senior, $62 military. Minimum age is 10; height
and weight limits also apply. Reservations
required. Information: (575) 464-3633 or skiapache.com.

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For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster,

call 1-800-745-3000 or go to ticketmaster.com.
The UTEP Ticket Center number is 747-5234.
Many clubs sell tickets through other ticket
websites listed. Unless indicated, prices listed
do not include service charges.

Slayer The trash metal legends bring their

Repentless World Tour to El Paso at 7:10 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 27, at El Paso Coliseum, 4100
Paisano, with special guest Anthrax and Death
Angel. Tickets: $36.50 (Ticketmaster).

Yeasayer The experimental rocker per-

form at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at Epic

Railyard Center, 2201 E. Mills, with guest Lydia
Ainsworth. All ages show. Tickets: $20-$25;
online at Ticketfly.com.

Brand New The alternative rock band

Julin Alvarez The Norteo-Banda singer

dents with valid ID). Information: 545-5068 or

Noa is Israels leading international singer,
songwriter, concert and recording artist, performing globally in six languages. She has been
performing for more than 20 years, with 15
albums that have sold in the millions.

Amanda Miguel y Diego Verdaguer

The Argentine husband and wife music stars,

dubbed Latin Americas Sonny and Cher, perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at The Plaza
Theatre. Married since the late 70s, the couple
continues to lend support to each others million-selling recordings. Tickets: $44 and $97.

performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at El

Paso County Coliseum, with opening acts the
Front Bottoms and Modern Baseball. Tickets:
$27 and $27 (Ticketmaster).

Jesse & Joy The Mexican pop duo per-

Excellence presents the celebrated Israeli singer

(Achinoam Nini) at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at
Lee Ross Capshaw Auditorium at Coronado
High School, 100 Champions. Tickets: $25, $35
and $50 ($15 for active duty military and stu-

Portraits of America Grant County

Community Concert Association presents the

Noa in Concert Impact|Programs of

forms at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at El Paso

County Coliseum. The brother and sister duo
from Mexico Citys latest album is Un Besito
Mas. Tickets: $35-$70 (Ticketmaster).

Marie Otero Salon

& Florence Street Gallery

1015 N. Florence

at Arizona
2 blocks north
of Montana

588-4247By Apppointment

Where hair, makeup

& art come together
Hair & Makeup by Marie

Marie Otero has over 30 years of salon experience

and is a frequent fashion consultant
for local film and television productions

celebration of music featuring George Bugatti

at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at WNMU Fine
Arts Auditorium. Tickets: $20 ($5 students 17
and younger). Information: (575) 538-5862 or

Next Generation Leahy Showtime! El

Paso presents the family ensemble at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 11, at Abraham Chavez Theatre.
Tickets: $30 ($10 students); general admission.
Information: 544-2022 or showtimeelpaso.com.
Building on three generations of musicianship,
the Leahys keep the tradition alive through
music, song and dance. The family performs on
fiddle, cello, French accordion, piano with
singing and French-Canadian step dancing.

Sons of the Pioneers The group that

made Western Music famous performs at 7:30

p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Rio Grande
Theatre, 211 N. Main, in the Las Cruces
Downtown Mall, as part of its National Tour
Series. Tickets: $27-$37. Information: (575)
523-6403 or RioGrandeTheatre.com.

Mike Epps The actor/comedian performs

at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Abraham

Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $49.50 to $99.50
(Ticketmaster). Epps returned this summer in
season three of the Starz series, Survivors
Remorse, produced by LeBron James and Mike
OMalley. He won a 2016 NAACP Image
award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Series for his portrayal as Uncle Julius.
He currently stars in the comedy Meet the

John Franco Escamilla The Mexican

comic performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at

Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $39, $59,
$79 and $99, and $125 (Ticketmaster).

Aaron Watson The Texas country musi-

cian performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at

Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. Tickets: $15-$20;
online at ticketfly.com.
Watsons latest hit, Fencepost, is from his
12th, album The Underdog, and echoes the
words of one of his favorite fellow Texans, Sam
Houston. Its a song about a rising Texas country songwriter who gets the door slammed in
his face by big-time Nashville record executives
who underestimate him.

CW Ayon The New Mexico native per-

forms at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the

Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos Altos, N.M. as
part of the Mimbres Region Arts Councils
Indie/Folk Series. Tickets: $20; $15 MRAC
members. Information: (575) 538-2505 or
With a rather simple kick/snare and tambourine setup, CW Ayon lays down solid beats
while picking out some catchy hooks on anything from acoustic to resonator guitars, sometimes dropping in a bit of harmonica for good

Gloria Trevi The Mexican pop diva brings

her El Amor Tour to El Paso at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Abraham Chavez
Theatre. Often called the Mexican Madonna,
Trevi was one of the most daring and cuttingedge Latin stars of the 80s and 90s, and has
sold over 20 million records with hits such as
Todos Me Miran, El Recuento de los Daos
and Pelo Suelto. Tickets: $35, $45, $60, $90
and $150 (Ticketmaster). VIP Experience packages: $200 extra.

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performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at

the El Paso County Coliseum. Re-scheduled
from Aug. 20. Tickets: $62, $128 and $153
Julin Alvarez y Su Norteo Banda are a
regional Mexican band from the state of

Trans-Siberian Orchestra The group

presents their latest holiday show, The Ghosts

of Christmas Eve: the Best of TSO and More,
at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, in UTEPs
Don Haskins Center, sponsored by the
Hallmark Channel. The rock holiday tradition
for a new generation will showcase their
unique combination of storytelling, musicianship
and spectacular production effects. Tickets: $42
to $71.50(Ticketmaster).
With more than 10 million albums sold, TSO
has inspired generations of fans to rediscover
the multi-dimensional art form of rock opera.
They also have become one of the world's top
acts, with Billboard magazine naming TSO as
one of the top touring artists of the past decade
a $20 million-plus production that has played
to over 100 million people in 0ver 80 cities,
selling more than $280 million worth of tickets
and presenting $11 million to charity.
Founded by Paul O'Neill 20 years ago, the
groups first release was the double-platinum
Christmas Eve and Other Stories. TSO started touring in 1999, with its NovemberDecember concerts becoming renowned for
their over-the-top production values, including
lasers and pyrotechnics.

John Cleese and Eric Idle Britains

Living Legends of Comedy perform Together
Again At Last ... for the Very First Time at 8
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Plaza Theatre.
Cleese and Idle will blend scripted and improvised bits with storytelling, musical numbers,
exclusive footage and aquatic juggling. Tickets:
$59.50, $79.50 and $99.50 (Ticketmaster).
As founding members of Monty Python,
Cleese and Idle are among the godfathers of
modern irreverent, absurdist comedy. As individuals, they have written, performed and produced some of the most beloved and critically
acclaimed shows of all-time like Spamalot, A
Fish Called Wanda and Fawlty Towers.
Christmas with Michael W. Smith El

Paso Symphony Orchestra welcomes the

Grammy-winning inspirational singer for its
Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 30, in Abraham Chavez Theatre, with
guest Jordan Smith. Tickets: $33.50, $48.50,
$63.50 and $78.50. Ticket information: 5323776 or epso.org.
Smith has charted in both contemporary
Christian and mainstream charts. His biggest
success in mainstream music was in 1991 when
Place in this World hit No. 6. Over the
course of his career, he has sold more than 18
million albums.
Smith is a three-time Grammy winner, an
American Music Award recipient, and has
earned 45 Dove Awards.

National Mexican Festival and Rodeo

La Dynastia Continua is 8 p.m. Saturday

and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3-4, at El Paso
County Coliseum, with Vicente Fernandez Jr.,
Antonio Aguilar Jr., Jose Manuel Figueroa and
Shalia Durcal. Tickets: $35-$65; $17.50-$32.50
for ages 2-12. (Ticketmaster).

Elf the Musical The Broadway in El

Paso series opens its season with the hilarious

tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santas bag of gifts and is

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transported back to the North Pole at 7:30

p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 7-8, at
the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $47.50 and $75

Christine Dclario The Christian music

singer performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at
El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $9-$23
Magic Men Live! Premier Gentlemen

presents the ladies night dance event at 8

p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Plaza Theatre,
with choreographic displays and themed acts
set to the hit music and original compositions.
Age 18 and older admitted. Tickets: $20-$75

The Great Russian Nutcracker The

Moscow Ballet presents the 24th annual performances of the holiday classic at 3 and 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 23, and noon Christmas Eve,
Saturday, Dec. 24, at the Plaza Theatre.
Tickets start at $30. (Ticketmaster). Group discounts and VIP packages available. Information:

Lights All Night DeadMau5 and RL

Grime headline a night of light and sound with a

special New Years Eve Saturday, Dec. 31, at
El Paso Convention Center. General admission:
$49.99; VIP tickets available starting at $119.99.
Age 18 and older. Available via Ticketmaster or
online at lightsallnight.com.
Other performers include Excision, the
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs DJ Set,
Felix Cartel, No Mana and Bijou.

Miranda Sings Live...Youre Welcome

The YouTube comedy sensation and alterego of Colleen Ballinger performs at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets:
$37 to $72.50 (Ticketmaster).

Ron White The popular standup comic

performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at

Abraham Chavez Theatre. Ron Tater Salad
White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking,
scotch-drinking funny man from the Blue Collar
Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now is a
chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian
and a feature film actor in his own right.
Tickets: $47.50 to $129 (Ticketmaster).

Foreigner The classic rock legends per-

form at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the

Plaza Theatre. With ten multi-platinum albums
and 16 Top 30 hits, Foreigners album sales,
now exceed 75 million. Tickets: $39.75 to $95

Carnage presents: Rare El Paso The

Swedish death metal band performs at 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 3, at El Paso County Coliseum.
Tickets: $20, $30 and $40 (Ticketmaster).

Dancing With The Stars Live! The hit

ABC show returns at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at

Abraham Chavez Theater. Details to be
announced. Tickets: $40, $55, $75 and $100

The Music of Prince El Paso Symphony

Orchestra presents a tribute to the late pop

superstar at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the
Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $33.50, $48.50, $63.50
and $78.50 (Ticketmaster). information: 5322776 or epso.org.

Green Day The iconic modern punk band

brings their Revolution Radio tour to El Paso

at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at El Paso
County Coliseum, with opening act Against Me!
Tickets: $26.50 and $61.50 (Ticketmaster).

November 2016

Venues & series

Lowbrow Palace 111 E. Robinson.

Doors open one hour prior to show time.

Concerts are all ages, unless otherwise listed.
Surcharge for ages under 21. Online tickets at
Acoustic on the Patio events are 8 p.m.
Bidi Bidi Banda The all-star Selena Tribute
is 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, with Tom Laike.
Tickets: $10-$15.
She Wants Revenge The L.A. duos Tenth
Anniversary Tour is 9 p.m. Sunday. Oct. 30,
with the Dig and Raw Fabrics. $23-$25.
Jacuzzi Boys The Florida rock band performs at 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at
Lowbrow Palace. Tickets: $10-$20.
Thee Oh Sees San Francisco garage rock
band, 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, with Miijas
and Back of a Car. Tickets: $15-$17.
Kyng L.A. metal band, 10 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 4. Tickets: $10-$12.
Turnstile American hardcore punk band,
10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, with Angel Du$t and
Big Bite. Tickets: $13-$15
White Fang and No Parents The punk
bands perform at 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, with
Birth Defects. Tickets: $13-$15.
Unwritten Law California rock band performs at 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, with
Runaway Kids, Pennywise and Strung Out.
Tickets: $17-$20.
Health The LA rockers perform at 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 9, with HO99O9. $13-$15.
$uicide Boy$ The rap collective performs
at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Tickets: $30-$40.
AJJ Folk punk band, 9 p.m. Monday, Nov.
14, with Diners and Chris Farren. $15-$17.
Together Pangea The California rock band
performs 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22. Tickets:
Radkey The garage punk band performs at
7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, with Fame Riot and
Heavy Soul. Tickets: $10-$12.
Black Pussy The rock band performs 9
p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, with Brother Strange
and Foxy Mojo. Tickets: $8-$10.
Assuming We Survive 9 p.m. Wednesday,
Dec. 7. Tickets: $8-$10.
CRX The LA rock band performs at 9
p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, with Streets of
Laredo. Tickets: $12-$15.

The Dillinger Escape Plan The metalcore

bands North American Tour is 6 p.m. Tuesday,
Nov. 1, with OBrother, Cult Leader and
Entheos. Tickets: $20-$23.
SWMRS The California punk band performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Bowie
Feathers. Tickets: $10.
Denzel Curry Currys Black Metal
Terrorist Tour is 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, with
guest Boogie. Tickets: $15.
Garrett Klahn The former Texas is the
Reason member performs at 8 p.m. Monday,
Nov. 7, in Bowie Feathers, with The March

Divide and Medvedi. Tickets: $5-$8.

Attila The metalcore bands Chaos Tour
is 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9. Tickets: $18.50.
La Santa Cecilia The modern Latin
American rock-folk band performs at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 10, with Disciples of Cumbia.
Tickets: $16.
Nekromantix The Denmark psychobilly
band performs 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13.
Tickets: $15-$17.
Toro y Moi The American producer performs at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, with The

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Tricky Falls 209 S. El Paso. All shows are

all-ages, unless listed otherwise. Listings also

cover shows in Bowie Feathers. Information:
351-9909 Online tickets at trickyfalls.com and
The Eve of ... All Hallows Eve party with
Andromeda Theory is 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28,
with Beneath the Waves, Hot Shot Kixxx, Trost
House, Soul Parade and The BoxHeadz.
Tickets: $5; costume encouraged.
Murcielagos Halloween Cover Show is 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 28, in Bowie Feathers, with
Mamones (as the Ramones), and the Intelligents
(as Operation Ivy and Rancid). Admission free
with costume.
The Appleseed Cast The Kansas rock
band 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, on The Perch,
with Alabama Deathwalk and Back of a Car.
Tickets: $8.
The NeighBOOhood Halloween event is 9
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, with Viva Las Vegas,
Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld Sideshow Extravaganza,
Fleeced and Confused, costume contest, food
trucks and more. Admission is free.
Tory Lanez The rapper and singer, songwriter presents his I Told You tour at 8:30
p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, with special guest
VeeCee. Tickets: $25 (VIP tickets $49; meet
and greet tickets $99).
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Mattson 2. Tickets: $18; $40 balcony .

Trash Talk The hardcore punk band performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, with
Antwon. Tickets: $16-$19.
Aaron Watson Texas country musician
performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. $15-$20.
Escape The Fate The Sin City rockers
perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, with
Nonpoint, Get Scared, Through Fire, Failure
Anthem. Tickets: $18.50
The All Star Indie Band honors Led
Zeppelin at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. $30.
Sonata Arctica The Finish power metal
band Tuesday, Dec. 6, with Leaves Eyes,
Omnium and Gatherum. Tickets: $26-$67.
The Sounds The Swedish indie rockers
perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, with Zipper
Club and My Jerusalem. Tickets: $23-$25.
Nick Waterhouse The singer/songwriter
performs 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16. $13-$16.

Mesa Music Hall 4151 N. Mesa. $3 sur-

charge for those under age 21. Information:

599-8585 or on Facebook at Mesa Music Hall.
Epitaph Romance The horror rock show
is 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, with Stellar
Corpses, Argyle Goolsby & the Roving
Midnight, Rotting Brains and Car Bombs.
Tickets: $10.
Culture Killers The metal band performs
at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, with local opening
acts. Tickets; $10.

Luna 13 and Ulcerate The New Zealand

death metal bands perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 11,
with special guests Zhrine and Phobocosm.
Ages 18 and older. Tickets to be announced.
Burlesque on the Rio: Autumn Follies
Burlesque show is 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.
Tickets: $10.
Not My Master The doom metal band
performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, with
Scarlet View and Against The Edge. Tickets:
$10 in advance; $12 at the door.
The Howling Wolfmen The German psychobilly band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 10, with The Car Bombs and Lucky
Machetes. Tickets: $8.

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts

1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo.

Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
Showtime is 7 p.m. for each show:
Contra Tiempo Saturday, Oct. 29. The
Urban Latin Dance Theater is rooted in salsa
and Afro-Cuban. Tickets: $10, $20 and $30.
Tapestry The Carole King tribute is
Tuesday, Nov. 29. The show faithfully recreates the famed singer-songwriters concert,
including such hits Youve Got a Friend,
Natural Woman, Its Too Late, So Far
Away, Tickets: $20, $30 and $40.
Mariachi Christmas The holiday performance featuring Mariachi Aztlan is Tuesday, Dec.
13. The group has been one of the top mariachi bands in the Southwest since 1989.
Tickets: $20, $30 and $40.
StepCrew The new dynamic dance production combining three styles of percussive
dance (Irish, Tap, and Ottawa Valley) is
Saturday, Jan. 28. The company includes five
virtuoso dancers, five musicians, and one vocalist, led by Cara Butler and Pilatzke brothers Jon

and Nathan. Tickets: $25, $35 and $45.

Other performances:
Monty Pythons Spamalot Alamogordo
Music Theatres presents the hilarious music
inspired by the classic comedy Monty Python
and the Holy Grail at 7 p.m. Friday and
Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11-13 and
Nov. 18-19. Directed by Keith Dodson.
Tickets: $10. Information: alamogordomusictheatre.org.
Academy of Ballet perform A Christmas
Carol at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday,
and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9-11. Call for tickets.

Spencer Theater for Performing Arts

Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information:

(575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
Pre-show buffets begin two hours prior to
show; cost is $20. Performances begin at 7
p.m., unless otherwise listed.
Elf The Musical The family musical is
Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 1-2. Embrace
ones inner elf with this hilarious odyssey of
self-discovery. Tickets: $39-$79.
Johnny Rogers Buddy and Beyond The
tribute to Buddy Holly and other rockers of the
era is Friday, Nov. 18, including tributes to
Elvis, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny
Cash. Tickets: $39-$59.
Daily & Vincent The bluegrass supergroup
performs at Saturday, Dec. 10. Tickets: $39$69.
The Nutcracker Dali Ballet Company of
Ruidoso presents the holiday classic at 2 and 7
p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17-18.
This original adaptation of Tchaikovskys
Christmas classic is true eye-candy with outstanding dancers, lavish sets, special effects and
gorgeous costumes Tickets: $30.
Asleep At The Wheel Merry Christmas Yall
The Texas swing legends present their

Christmas show Thursday, Dec. 22.

With Texas twin fiddles and boogie piano, the
eight-member band plays popular western
swing and distinctive Wheel favorites. Tickets:

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and

Casino Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older

admitted. Tickets sold through Ticketmaster.

Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
John Anderson The country music singer
performs at Friday, Nov. 11, with special
guests Ben and Noel Haggard and the
Strangers. Tickets: $25-$70.
Little River Band The Australian soft rock
band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26.
Tickets: $20-$70.
Gary Allan The country singer- songwriter
performs Friday, Dec. 2. Tickets: $30-$125.

NM Tech Performing Arts Series

Performances are 7:30 p.m. at New Mexico

Techs Macey Center in Socorro, N.M. All seats
general admission. Information: nmtpas.org.
Contra Tempo The Urban Latin Dance
Theatre presents Agua Furlosa (The
Tempest), Saturday, Nov. 5. Tickets: $16
($14 seniors; $8 youth).
Dustbowl Revival The bluegrass, swing,
hot jazz, blues, southern soul and New Orleans
funk Friday, Nov. 18. Tickets: $16 ($14 seniors; $8 youth).
The free Presidential Chamber Music Series
hosted by violinist Willy Sucre presents Piano
and Strings Monday, Nov. 21, with Ivonne and
Guillermo Figueroa and James Holland
Mariachi Christmas The traditional holiday
performance featuring mariachi music and folklorico dance is Saturday, Dec. 10. Tickets: $20
($18 seniors; $10 youth).

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Best of the Eagles El Paso Symphony

Orchestra presents a tribute to the Eagles at 8

p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Plaza Theatre.
This high-energy musical experience will feature a full rock band led by vocalist Michael
Shotton and the El Paso Symphony Orchestra
under the direction of Bohuslav Rattay. They
will present the music of one of the worlds
most widely loved bands, The Eagles, including
such hits as Witchy Woman, The Boys of
Summer, Take it Easy, and Hotel
California. Tickets: $33.50, $48.50, $63.50 and
$78.50. (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-2776
or epso.org.
Shotton, originally from Newcastle, England,
recently has played drums with the Canadian
band The Spoons, as well as performing as a
solo vocalist on many symphony dates all across
North America all the while providing the
voice behind many radio and television commercials. He also developed his own TV show
for pre-schoolers called Mikes Garage.

Autumn Meditations Renowned classical pianist Dena Kay Jones will be joined by
soprano Kellie Rumba Rattay and baritone
Adrian Salas in the concert at 3 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 30, St. Marks Grace Campus Sanctuary,
400 N Carolina, as part of the Sounds of Grace
Concert Series, featuring the music of Johannes
Brahms, Clara Shumann and Robert Schumann.
Admission is free; light refreshments served at
intermission. Information: 307-1970.
Halloween Spook Music Show A
Halloween costume and music show with
organist Gary Rutherford of Phoenix is 5:57
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at St. Albans Episcopal
Church, 1810 Elm (at Wheeling). Awards given
for 3 best costumes. Pre-concert food served
at 4:49 p.m. Church will be blackened. Your
flashlight will be needed to read the program.
Information: 532-5874.
NMSU Department of Music Recitals

are in the Atkinson Music Recital Hall at

NMSU. Performances are 7:30 p.m., unless
otherwise listed. Admission is free to most
events. Information: (575) 646-2421,
music.nmsu.edu or on Facebook at NMSU
Brazilian Piano Music and Song Faculty and
Guest Artist Recital us Tuesday, Nov. 1, with
Sarah Daughtrey, mezzo-soprano, and Justin
Badgerow, piano including works by Villa-lobos,
Mignone, Guarnieri and more.
NMSU Low Brow Brass Studio Recital is 6:30
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6.
Horn Studio Recital is Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Philharmonic Orchestra Concert is
Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Flute studio recital, 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13.
Piano Studio Recital is Monday, Nov. 14.
Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band concert is Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Jazz Jump Start public concert is Friday, Nov.
18, as part of the 48th annual Jazz Festival for
area middle and high school students.
Music Department Honors Concert is
Sunday, Dec. 4.

UTEP Department of Music

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m.

Sunday) at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Ticket
prices vary. Information: 747-7795 or
Faculty Recital Series with Stephen

November 2016

Nordstrom, violin, is Thursday, Nov. 3.

Jazz 2 in Concert is Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Opera UTEPs fall production is 7:30 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 10-12, 2:30
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13.
Senior Recital: M. Acosta senior bassoon
recital; is 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.
Emily Mathews senior flute recital is 7:30
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13.
Mariachi Concert is Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Symphonic Winds is Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Symphony Band concert, Thursday, Nov. 17.
Holiday Revels annual holiday performance is
Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 21-22.
Percussion Ensemble is Monday, Nov. 28.

LCSO with Mark Kosower Las Cruces

Symphony Orchestra presents the guest cellist

Nov. 5-6 at NMSUs Atkinson Recital Hall, performing the music of Elgar and Beethoven.
Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3
p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $35-$45. Information:
(575) 646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.
Maestro Lonnie Klein hosts Lonnies Spotlight
Luncheons Thursday, Nov. 3, at Paisano Caf
in Mesilla. Call for details.

Graham Reynolds presents Pancho Villa from a

Safe Distance the final piece of his Marfa
Triptych, Nov. 11-12 at Ballroom Marfa.
Reynolds returns for the third installment of
three portraits of West Texas inspired by
Reynolds interest in the intermingled populations of the Texas-Mexico border regions.
Remaining tickets available exclusively through
Kickstarter donations. Information: ballroommarfa.org.
The first installment, The Country and
Western Big Band Suite, was an instrumental
suite for 14 players.

EPSYOs Fall Concert The El Paso

Symphony Youth Orchestra, conducted by

James Welsch, opens its season at 3 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets:
$13 ($8 students, seniors and active duty military); available online at epsyos.org. Information

Piano Recitals The El Paso Music

Teachers Association hosts its students in classical music recitals at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 13, at the Chamizal National Memorial,

800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free.

Information: 532-7273.

Sonic Escape Las Cruces Civic Concert

Association presents the duo of Shawn and

Maira, whose Celtic With a Twist music is
brought to life with flute and fiddle, at 7:30
p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Rio Grande
Theater, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces
Downtown Mall. Tickets: $25 ($5 students with
ID). Information: (575) 405-7429, or

El Paso Symphony Orchestra The

Symphony, conducted by Bohuslav Rattay,
presents Winter Stars with guest violinist
Misha Vayman at 7:30 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, Nov. 18-19, in the Plaza Theatre,
featuring Rossinis La Gazza Ladra Overture,
Bruchs Violin Concerto No. 1, op. 26, G minor
and Morten Lauridsens Lux aeterna with
UTEP Concert Chorale. Tickets: $16, $21, $32,
$37 and $42 (Ticketmaster). Information: 5323776 or epso.org.
Opening notes are presented at 6:30 p.m.
each night in the Philanthropy Theatre.

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Portraits of America Grant County

Community Concert Association presents the
celebration of music featuring George Bugatti
at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at WNMU Fine
Arts Auditorium. Tickets: $20 ($5 students 17
and younger). Information: (575) 538-5862 or
Bugatti performed for seven years at the
famous Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, from
the Grand opening in 1991 to 1998. During his
record breaking run at The Peninsula Hotel,
Beverly Hills Los Angeles Magazine dubbed
George Hollywoods Hippest Crooner.

Every 2nd Wednesday Doa Ana Arts

Council hosts a variety of musical performances
6:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the
month at the historic Rio Grande Theatre, 211
Downtown Mall, Las Cruces. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 523-6403.
The Nov. 9 program features El Paso Choral
Society, Songs at Sunset: Arias and Carols,
performed by soloists, accompanied by David
Cunniff. The recital features Kristin (Connor)
Kimmelman, a Las Cruces native mezzo-soprano who has performed with the El Paso Opera
and the Doa Ana Lyric Opera, and others;
Jose Mario Sanchez, a tenor who has sung in
over 30 professional operas; and Mario Tarin
Acosta, a bass-baritone who has performed
character roles in numerous operas in Mexico.
Young Artist Development Series El

Paso Pro-Musica has partnered with the

Peabody Conservatory in hosting performances
by young artists in the internship program in El
Paso and Las Cruces. This years internship is
Marquee Brass with Residency in Collaboration
with John Hopkins/Peabody Conservatory.
Information: 833-9400 or eppm.org.
Artistic Director Zuill Bailey selected Marquee
Brass, an energetic quintet of horn players who
delight audiences with classics, along with jazz
greats and works by Leonard Bernstein and
George Gershwin.
Marquee Brass performs at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 10, at Rio Grande Theatre in
Las Cruces and Saturday, Nov. 12, at UTEP
Department of Music Band Room #150.
Tickets: $25; $20 seniors, military; $5 students.
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Holiday Revels UTEP Music

Departments annual gala holiday show is 7:30

p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 21-22, in
UTEPs Fox Fine Arts Recital hall. Pre-concert
entertainment begins at 1 p.m. Tickets: $5 ($3
students/military; free for UTEP faculty, staff
and students). Information: 747-5606 or

Treble Clef Ball The El Paso Symphony

Guilds annual dinner-dance gala and presentation of debutantes is 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26,
at Camino Real Hotel, 101 S. El Paso. Call for
ticket information. Information: EPSO office,

Carols and Arias Santa Fe Opera pres-

ents its holiday show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec.

2, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Downtown
Mall, Las Cruces. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 523-6403 or

The Beginning of Advent- Bruce

Nehring Consort hosts their holiday concerts

Dec. 2-4, at Zion Lutheran Church, 2800
Pershing. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 5
p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets:
$15. Information: brucenehringconsort.org.

Tis the Season for Opera El Paso

Opera presents its Holiday Opera Concert at 8

p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Plaza Theatre.
Artists will sing various holiday-themed arias.
Tickets: $15-$70, age 7 and older welcome
(Ticketmaster). Information: 581-5534 or
The cast will perform free carols prior to the
performance at 7:30 p.m. in San Jacinto Plaza.

Wind Symphony Holiday Concert El

Paso Wind Symphony, directed by Ron

Hufstader, opens the season with its holiday
concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at UTEPs
Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets: $10 ($5 students, military, seniors). Information: elpasowindsymphony.com.
El Paso Wind Symphony, now in its 21st season, is a professional concert band made primarily of El Paso area residents , most of
whom are school band directors.

All phone numbers listed are in Juarz.

Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av.

Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the

Red Cross. Information: 1730300 (Facebook:
CCPasodelNorte). Advance show tickets at
La Dama de Negro, a play about a widowed lawyer haunted by a ghost, is at 7:15 and
9:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. Tickets: 165 t0 495
Mujeres con Aura performance is 7:30
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Tickets: 192 to 495
Guitarist Nicho Hinojosa performs at 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 4. Tickets: 165-495 pesos.
Comedian Mario Aguilar performs at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5. Tickets: 150 to 350 pesos.
Por Qu Los Hombres Aman a Las
Cabronas is at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 9. Stars Arturo Carmona, Marlene Favela
and Aleyda Nuez, based on book by Sherry
Argov. Tickets: 275 to 605 pesos.
My Little Pony childrens show is 11 a.m.
and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. Tickets: 275
to 495 pesos.
Teo Gonzlez y La India Yuridia perform
their comic show at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
13. Tickets: 275 to 550 pesos.
Tres Das en Mayo is 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 15. The play by Ben Brown
focuses on three crucial days in 1940 as
Winston Church and his cabinet decided
whether to fight Hitler or negotiate. Tickets:
440 to 660 pesos.
Comic Mike Salazar performs 8 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 17. Tickets: 220 to 550 pesos.
Esto Se, a presentation by Odin Dupeyron
on the battle against the excesses of magical
thinking, is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. Tickets:
275 to 550 pesos.
Argentinean singers Leo Dan and King Clave
perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. Tickets:
660 to 1,375 pesos.

Centro Cultural Universitario

Plutarco Elias Calles and Av. Hermanos

Escobar. Tickets at donboleton.com.
The Gran Show de Juan Gabiel is 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 28. Singer Luis Angel pays tribute
to the superstar. Also performing: singer Juan
Jos, Xazziel (El Imitabord las Estrellas),
Ballet Folklorico Esto es Mxico and mariachis. Tickets: 136 pesos.
La mente y el xito presentation by neuro
coach Jess Loya is 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3.
Admission: 400 pesos.

Estadio Carta Blanca Av. Reforma (at

Sanders, across from Comision Federal de

Electricidad). Tickets at
Remmy Valenzuela performs at 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 28. First performance in Jurez.
Tickets: 200 to 1,650 pesos.

Evolution Discoteque Paseo de la

Victoria 4545. Information: 269 8659. Advance

tickets at donboleton.com.
Crecer German performs for the first time in
Jurez at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. Admission:
220-880 pesos.
Astrologer/comedian Nana Calistar performs
at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. Tickets: 220 and
880 pesos.
Francisco Cespedes performs Noche
Bohemia at 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1. Tickets:
440-1,100 pesos.

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Banda Renovacio de Culiacan, Sinaloa, stars

in a battle of bands vs. Juarezs Supema Banda
at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. dmission: 220-550

Plaza De La Mexicanidad
(Monumental X Explanade)

Boulevard 4 Siglos and Plutarco Elias Calles.

Color Fest begins at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28,
with music, art, dance and plenty of color paint
powder. Entry: 165 general admission; and 275
pesos (includes t-shirt and glasses).

Lienzo Charro Adolfo Lopez Mateos

Av. Del Charro at Henry Dunant. Tickets at
donboleton.com. Adrenalina Iron Cowboy
rodeo, with over 40 riders and bulls, begins at
7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Joe Barron Band
performs. Admission: 110 pesos (30 pesos children); sold through donboleton.com.

Tecate Location Chamizal Park, Jurez

(next to the Bridge of the Americas). The

music festival features The 1975, Plastina Mosh
and Porter Friday, Nov. 4. Various activities
and food trucks offered. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Admission: 385 pesos (770 pesos VIP); tickets
sold through donboleton.com.

Centro de Convenciones Cuatro Siglos

- Cuatro Siglos Boulevard 8989 (at Florida).
Mario Bautista performs Saturday, Nov. 5, as
part of his Aqui Estoy tour. Tickets: 440 to
1,945 pesos.

Cibeles Convention Center Av.

Toms Fernndez 8450, between Calle

Portales and Antonio J. Bermudez, Zona
A dinner show with tenor Fernando de la
Mora is at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, celebrating
the 25th anniversary of Cibeles. Special guests
are Mariachi Grama 1000 and the Gonzalo
Romeu Quintet. Tickets are $90, includes show
and dinner. Reservations: 688-0580 in Jurez,
(915) 235-1406 in El Paso. Information:
Amigos de la Fundacion Mascareas annual
ExpoArte gala, Puebla en una Noche
Barroca, is 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. Tickets:
$150. Information: 544-5118 in El Paso; 6123175, 615-6301 or 612-4075 in Jurez, 5445118 in El Paso, or fmascarenas.org.
A presentation on Como Librarte de los
Riesgos en la Red by Lic. Juan Quionez, psychologist, is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Admission: 272 pesos (donboleton.com).

Auditorio Don Manul Talams

Camandari Calle Pedro Rosales de Len

1860, Seminario. The comic play Un Mal Da

is presented at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6.
Written by Argentinean Hugo Daniel Marcos,
with a cast of 13. Admission: 75 pesos.

Auditorio Benito Jurez Ignacio

Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero, one block from
Parque Borunda. Tickets at donboleton.com.
Stand-up comics Jhonny Hernandez and El
Cometa perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17.
Tickets: 165 to 385 pesos.
Teatro el Paseo The theater is in the

Centro Comercial El Paseo, Av. Lopez Mateos

2005 (at Carr. Casas Grandes). Information:
267-4626. Comedians Fredy El Regio and
Mnica Escobedo perform at 9 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 18. Tickets: 330 and 385 pesos (donboleton.com).

November 2016

FEA The feminist Chicana punk band from

San Antonio performs at 9 p.m. Thursday,

Nov. 3, at The Love Sprout, 11035 Sam Snead.
The band was founded by Jenn and Phanie
from Girl in a Coma & signed to Joan Jets
Blackheart Records. Admission: $5.
Information: blackheart.com.

Mariachi Real de El Paso El Paso

Community Colleges Mariachi Real de El Paso
will host a benefit performance at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Administrative
Service Centers auditorium, Building A, 9050
Viscount. Information: Anji Morgan-Thornton,
(575) 650-3200 or amorgant@epcc.edu.
La Parada The monthly grassroots event

celebrating local culture and lifestyles is 8 p.m.

to 2 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at 501 Bar and Bistro
in the San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Cover:
$5. Information: 351-6023 or on Facebook at
This month is an all-female event with music
by Papaya Riot, The Genders, A. Billi Free,
Rosa Sparxx, Soularae, Lunarsequence and DJ
Lou, with art by VOODOO and Leslie Grey.

Star City Studio The music studio and

gallery is at 120 W. Castellano. Information:
starcitystudioproductions.com or on Facebook.
A performance by the Hard Road Trio and
King Ibu is 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Cost to be
The Las Cruces trio of mandolin master Steve
Smith, guitarist and songbird Chris Sanders and
cellist Anne Luna play original southwestern
acoustic music at the crossroads of Roots and
Bluegrass, with guest King Ibu.
They will also perform 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
6, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 575 N.
Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, Cost: $15.
Information: (575) 523-4847.

Tournament Of Bands The annual

showcase of area high school marching bands
begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at NMSUs
Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces.
Preliminaries end at 5:30 p.m.; finals are 8 to
10 p.m. Tickets: $15 ($7 age 10 and younger

Sun City Steamfest Incognito presents

the steampunk event noon to midnight

Saturday, Nov. 12, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El
Paso, with vendors, entertainment and more.
Steampunk or Victorian costumes encouraged
but not required. Admission is free.
Information: 241-4359, 694-2327 or on
Facebook at Sun City Steam Fest.
Kick off party is Friday, Nov. 11, at the Rock
House, 400 W. Overland. BYOB.

African Childrens Choir The choir

performs song and dance at 9 and 11 a.m.

Sunday, Nov. 13, at CrossPoint Church, 11995
Montwood. The program features well-loved
childrens songs, traditional Spirituals and
Gospel favorites. Admission is free; a free-will
offering will be taken to support the choirs
programs. Information: 857-7492 or africanchildrenschoir.com

Oldies But Goodies The nostalgia rock

group plays music from the late 1950s and

1960s at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Rio
Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, in
Las Cruces. Tickets: $12 ($6.50 students and
seniors); general admission. Tickets available at
the door one hour before showtime.

November 2016

Information: (575) 523-6403 or riograndetheatre.com.

Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society

The society presents the Clayton Dyess

Duo at its monthly concert series 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 20, at First Christian Church,
1809 El Paseo in Las Cruces. Admission: $10
($5 members; $1 students with ID). Coffee and
dessert reception precedes the concert at 6:30
p.m. in the foyer. Information: Larry Brooks,
(575) 640-8752 or mvjazzblues.net.
Clayton is a jazz and blues guitarist from
Houston Texas and has been a touring concert
performer and recording artist for 44 years.
Joining this jazz performance will be UTEP professor Eric Unsworth on double bass.

The Emcee Cypher In the spirit of Hip

Hop, the Universal Cypher will provide the

beats, the stage, and the sound at noon
Wednesday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Dec. 9, at
EPCC Valle Verde campus C Building Annex
(by lunchroom), 919 Hunter. Participants bring
their emceeing or break dancing skills and
good vibes. Freestyle raps and writtens are
both welcome (no emcee battles). Participation
is free. Information: (806) 470-1583 or universalcypher915@gmail.com.

Feliz Navidad! A Christmas

Celebration An evening of traditional

song, dance, and music that reflects the

Hispanic culture of the Borderland is at 7:30
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Rio Grande
Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las
Cruces, as part of its New Mexico Heritage
Series. Co-produced by the Rio Grande
Theatre and Bellas Artes Sin Fronteras.
Tickets: $16.25. Information: (575) 523-6403
or RioGrandeTheatre.com.


CocoBar 1515 Lee Trevio Suite S. No

cover for various live music events. Most
events are 9 p.m. to midnight, unless listed
otherwise. Information: 595-7170 or
The bar hosts a variety of live music 8 p.m. to
midnight every Sunday, with karaoke 8 p.m. to
midnight Mondays. Live jazz with Marty Olivas
is Tuesdays. La JG de Juarez, Hugo Cortes and
Lily, singing Juan Gabriel greatest hits perform
Wednesdays. Neon Nights with Mantarraya
performing variety music is Thursdays.
Live music is 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays.
Performers include Irving Carrillo and Mariana
Garcia, Wildflower performing rock classics, I10 Band (Rock en Espanol) and Luna Acstica.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino

1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive),
Sunland Park, N.M. No cover. Information:
(575) 874-5200 or Sunland-Park.com.
Free live music is 9 p.m. Fridays, featuring
Latin and regional music and Saturdays featuring rock and pop variety. Mariachi music is 5
p.m. Sundays.

Fandango at Carambola Community

Music The monthly gathering is 6 to 9 p.m.

the first Thursday of the month (Nov. 3) at

Carambola Community Music, 200 N. Ochoa.
Guests are welcome to bring instruments, voices, dancing feet and a friend. Instruments and
dancing shoes for folks to try. Aapateado les-

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son with Jazmin Cancio Lucio is 7 p.m.

Information: (773) 613-9303, mariaannemccullough@gmail.com.

301 Live 301 S. Ochoa hosts live music

and DJs. Age 18 and older welcome; dress

code enforced. Information: 307-5516 or on
Facebook at 301Nightlife.
Guest DJs from around the world perform at
10 p.m. Fridays via the #Project301 series.
Tickets: $10:
Nov. 4: Coyu
Nov. 11: Nicole Moudaber
Dec. 2: Tiga

Howling Coyote Coffeehouse The

open mic event is 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, and

Dec. 2, at Center for Spiritual Living, 575 N.
Main, on Las Cruces Downtown Main Street,
following the monthly Downtown Arts Ramble.
Signup begins at 6:30 p.m. The community
event is on the first Friday of the month. Free
admission to participants and audience.
Information: Bob Burns, (575) 525-9333 or
The Howling Coyote is open to acoustic
musicians, poets, storytellers, and singer/songwriters for material that is family friendly.
Coffee, soft drinks and snacks available.

The Stage on Main Street The free

family friendly concert series runs weekends

through Nov. 26, on historic Main Street in

San Elizario. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Fridays,

8 p.m. Saturdays; plus 4 p.m. every third
Sunday, weather permitting. Food vendors
available; no outside food or beverage permitted. Information: SanElizarioHistoricDistrict.org
or on Facebook at mainstreetstagesanelizario.

Mariachi Sundays in Mesilla The

Town of Mesilla, its business community and
the Las Cruces International Mariachi
Conference host the fall afternoon series 4 to 6
p.m. Sundays through November in the Plaza at
historic Old Mesilla. Admission is free. Bring
folding chairs or blankets. Pets and alcohol not
allowed in plaza. Information: mesillanm.gov.
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center

122 S. Pueblo Rd. Live music nightly. Age 18

and older welcome. Admission is usually free.
Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com. Tribute bands are at 9 p.m.
most Friday and Saturday nights.

Railroad Blues 504 W. Holland, Alpine,

Texas. Most performances begin at 10 p.m.
Information: (432) 837-3103 or
Nov. 4: Dirty River Boys
Nov. 11: Big Mountain
Nov. 12: Adrian Conner
Nov. 18: Ruben V, during Alpine ArtWalk
Nov. 19: The New Offenders
Nov. 26: Chris King
Dec. 1: Shane Smith and The Saints
Dec. 3: Aaron Stephens

Folk Fury KTEP, 88.5 FM, features three

hours of acoustic and folk music from 6 to 9
p.m. Saturdays. Hosts are Dan Alloway and
Gregg Carthy. Requests: 747-5153.

El Paso Comic Strip 1201 Airway.

Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and

Thursday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Closed Nov.
23-24. Tickets: $6 Wednesday and Thursday,
$12 Friday and Saturday; $8 Sunday, unless otherwise listed. VIP Booths $10 more per ticket;
available at ticketweb.com.
Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233),
laff2nite.com or on Facebook.
Oct. 26-30: Nick Guerra
Nov. 2-6: Blame the Comic
Nov. 9-13: Eric Schwartz
Nov. 16-20: Pierre
Nov. 30-Dec. 4: Sean Grant

Ardovinos Live Music Ardovinos

Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Dr. in Sunland

Park, hosts live music at 7;30 p.m. every Friday
and Saturday. Information: (575) 589-0653.

Live Music at Sombra Antigua

Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery, 430 La
Via Road (off NM 28 between markers 8 and
9), in Chamberino, N.M. hosts free live music
Saturdays and Sundays. Food trucks available
most Saturdays; bring a picnic basket Sunday.
Information: (915) 241-4349 or sombraantigua.com.

The Cats Meow The Snake Charmer

and the Belly Dancer present the dinner theater featuring Princess Farhana at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29, at Country Inn Suites, 900
Sunland Park. Tickets: $35. Information: 6911938 or snakecharmerandthebellydancer.com. .
Princes Farhana will host two workshops: 9 to
11 a.m. with Who wants to be a Zillionaire,
RAQQIN Finger Cymbals; and at noon to 2
p.m. with Creating a Vintage Orientale
Fantasy. Tickets: $55 by Sept. 30; $60 after.

in-between The UTEP Department of

Theater & Dance presents an evening-length

dance piece drawn from interviews, stories and
conversations about immigration Nov. 1-6, at
UTEPs Studio Theatre. Choreographed by S.
Paola Lopez and Daralyn Scurlock. Show time
is 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday. Tickets: $14 ($11 UTEP faculty/staff,
seniors, military groups of 10 or more, UTEP
alumni with valid card, and non-UTEP students;
$9 UTEP students. Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.
Immigrating experiences vary greatly, but
many agree immigrants are always in-between:
countries, cultures, languages. In a collage of
movement, sound and video, in-between
reflects the casts personal and shared stories
about immigration and presents them in a creative response to disrupt and recreate the current dialogue on the topic.

Star City Studio The music studio and

gallery is at 120 W. Castellano. Mountain

Movement Company presents the dance
Unearthing, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
Nov. 18-19. Cost: $10 at the door.
Information: starcitystudioproductions.com or
on Facebook.

Above Borders Aerial Festival

Project in Motion, 430 N. Compress in Las
Cruces, hosts modern dancer Brandy Leary,
aerial artist William Evans and Sam Tribble of
the Strength Project, during its yearly weekend
of training, Nov. 11-13 in Las Cruces,
Information: (575) 208-4413or projectinmotion.com.
Public performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 11, with guest and local professionals;
and Saturday, Nov. 12, featuring a students
showcase. Tickets: $10 per night.
Weekend workshops are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12-13. Cost: $50
for both days; $100 for workshops and performances; $20 childrens classes.

Argentine Tango Saturday Night

Milonga Paso Del Norte Tango Club hosts
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Dance Studio, 1769 Victory Lane, Sunland Park,

followed by a practice milonga. No partner
needed; beginners welcome. Cost: $10
(includes free lesson). Information: 227-8953,
422-3338 or pasodelnortetangoclub.com.
The club celebrates its 12th Anniversary
Saturday, Nov. 12.

Studio Casa Flamenco Open House

Gallegos Flamenco presents an open house for

Studio Casa de Flamenco, 3302 Gabel, 3 to 5
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, with student flamenco
Juerga presentation, premiere of El Paso
Flamenco music video, and refreshments.
Seating is limited. RSVP: 755-1414.

Boheme Noir The original production

by Tumbleweed Collective Contemporary

Dance is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at the
Philanthropy Theatre, as part of El Paso
Community Foundations Jewel Box Series.
Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 5334020 or epcf.org.
Boheme Noir allows Bohemian spirits to
reign, features live music by Daniel Rivera and
Carlos Benitez, and a piece set to Astor
Piazzollas La Historia del Tango: Caf 1930.
The next Jewel Box series performance is
Barrio Christmas at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30
p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10-11.

Heroes Dance VFW Post 8782, 691 N.

Carolina, hosts a dance honoring Veterans 4 to

8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, with music by Little
Mike and the Blue Kings. Tickets available at
the VFW or at the door; call for cost.
Information: 598-1586.

Contra Dance The Southern New

Mexico Music and Dance Societys monthly

contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov.
18, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle
de Santiago in Las Cruces, with music by
Squirrely Dan (Dan Levenson) and the Cat
Mountain Rounders from Arizona, with caller
Lonnie Ludeman of Las Cruces. The dance
begins with beginners lessons at 7:30 p.m.; no
partner needed. Cost: $6 ($4 youth; $15 family). Information: (575) 522-1691 or

The Nutcracker Ballet El Paso Ballet

Theatres 7th annual presentation of Pyotr

Ilyich Tchaikovskys classic ballet is 7:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
Dec. 2-4, at UTEPs Magoffin Auditorium, featuring original choreography. Artistic director is
Marta Katz. Tickets are $15, $20 and $25,
available through Ticketmaster or the UTEP
Ticket Office, 747-5234. Information: 760-6002
November 2016

5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25: NM Highlands

5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30: New

NMSU Aggies Football New Mexico

El Paso Rhinos - El Pasos Junior League ice

hockey teams home games are at Sierra

Providence Events Center, next to the
Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Game time is 7:30
p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets; $20 glass seats; $15 center line; $10
bluelines; $5 general admission. Free admission
to active military with ID. Information: 479PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.
Oct. 29-30: Dallas Snipers
Nov. 4-6: Ontario Avalanche
Nov. 18-20: Wichita Thunder

El Paso Coyotes El Pasos new Major

Arena Soccer League teams first home game is

7:35 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 vs. Dallas Sidekicks at
the El Paso County Coliseum. Season passes
range from $50 to $350 VIP; available at the
Coliseum. Individual tickets available at
elpasocountycoliseum and Ticketmaster.
Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or
on Facebook and Twitter.
Other upcoming home games:
Saturday, Nov. 26: San Diego Sockers
Friday, Dec. 2: Dallas Sidekicks

Harlem Globetrotters The famed wiz-

ards of basketballs 2017 World Tour is 7:30

p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at NMSUs Pan
American Center; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at
UTEPs Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $27-$89
for Saturday and $20, $37 and $89 for Sunday
A Magic Pass 30-minute interactive event
starts 90 minutes before the game, when fans
can spend time on the court with the
Globetrotters. Separate ticket required: $22.


El Paso Roller Derby El Paso Roller

Derbys Tex Pistols host games at 6 p.m.
selected Saturdays at Nations Tobin Recreation
Center, 8831 Railroad Drive. Doors open at
5:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 in advance (via
Facebook); $10 at the door; $5 active duty military; free for kids 10 and younger with paying
adult. Information: 449-7537, elpasorollerderby.com or on Facebook.
Oct. 29: A Halloween Double Header Bash
is 4:30 to 9 p.m. featuring Beast Mode vs.
Hooligans), followed by and skaters from the
southwest region in a Halloween themed co-ed
game (Ghostbusters vs. Ghosts). A 50/50 raffle
drawing for the derbys featured charity,
MuttLove Dog Rescue, will also be held. Other
events include a costume contest, live entertainment, vendors and more. Advance tickets
are $5 from any EP Roller Derby girl or at
Crooks Skate Shop.
Nov. 12: COED Mash Up Double Header
featuring skaters from all over.
Lucha Libre Lucha Libre returns to Fort

Bliss at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Stout

Physical Fitness Center, 2930 Cassidy Road.
Presented by Border Impact Group. Masked
warriors show off their high-flying acrobatic
maneuvers in matches consisting of 2-3 rounds
each. There will be Mask vs. Mask, with
Flamarion challenging Green Danger. The loser
will be unmasked in the center of the ring, followed by tag team with Maquina 45 Jr. and El
Hijo del Marquez vs. Pakal and Peluchin
Maldad. Admission is free and the public is
invited. Information: 588-8247.

November 2016

Sun City Roller Girls The Roller Girls

next bout is 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at El Paso

County Coliseums Judging Arena, 4100 E.
Paisano with a Naughty vs. Nice theme.
Tickets: $10 ($7 with valid military ID; free for
ages 12 and younger); available in advance at
The Pershing Inn, All That Music, Blue Panda
Tattoo or any Roller Girl. Information: suncityrollergirls.com.

New Era Wrestling The Lucha Libre

shows are 7 p.m. Fridays at 10400 Dyer.
Tickets; $7-$8. Information: 356-5113,
elpaso.new@gmail.com or on Facebook at

State University Aggies home games are at

Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces. Season
tickets: $50-$150 (Ticketmaster). Single ticket
information: (575) 646-1420 or
Nov. 19: Texas State
Nov. 26: Appalachian State

UTEP Mens Basketball - The Miners

home games are at the Don Haskins Center.

Games are 7 p.m., unless otherwise listed.
Season tickets start at $160. Individual tickets
to be announced. Information: 747-5234 or
1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30: Southeastern
Oklahoma State (Exhibition)

Saturday, Nov. 5: Alaska Fairbanks

Saturday, Nov. 12: Louisiana College
Wednesday, Nov. 23: Southeastern Louisiana
Saturday, Dec. 3: Northwestern State

UTEP Womens Basketball - Home

games are in the Don Haskins Center. Game

time is 7:05 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday games
are 2 p.m.) Season tickets: $60 general admission; $120 floor. Individual tickets to be
announced. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
Friday, Nov. 4: St. Marys (Texas)
Friday, Nov. 11: Northern Arizona
Sunday, Nov. 13: Texas Southern
Thursday, Nov. 17: Western New Mexico
Wednesday, Nov. 30: Houston Baptist

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UTEP Football The Miners home games

are Saturdays at Sun Bowl Stadium. Tickets:

$12-$150. Information: 544-5234 or utepathletics.com.
6 p.m. Oct. 29: Old Dominion
6 p.m. Nov. 5: Houston Baptist
2 p.m. Nov. 26: North Texas.

UTEP Volleyball Home games are at

6:30 p.m. (noon on Sundays) at Memorial Gym,

unless listed otherwise. Ticket information:
747-6150 or utepathletics.com.
Nov. 3: UTRGV
Nov. 4: Florida International
Nov. 6: Florida Atlantic
Nov. 23: New Mexico State (1 p.m.)

Miners Hockey Club UTEPs hockey

team home games are at El Paso Events

Center, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E.
Paisano. Games are 7:30 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, unless listed otherwise. Tickets: $10$20. Season tickets: $80-$140. Information:
491-7879 or info@mindershockey.com.
Nov. 11-12: University of Texas
Dec. 2-3: Dallas Baptist

Western Refining College All-America

Golf Classic The 42nd annual event is

Nov. 11-13 at El Paso Country Club, sponsored by the Sun Bowl Association. The event
features Americas top college golfers. Play
begins at 9 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday and
Sunday. Admission for spectators is free.
Information: 533-4416, ext. 15, or sunbowl.org.
The field of 21 collegiate golfers includes 11
ranked in the top 100 amateur players in the

NMSU Mens Basketball Home games

are in the Pan American Center in Las Cruces.

Season tickets: $50-$390. Individual game tickets to be announced (Ticketmaster). Ticket
information: (575) 646-1447 or
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11: Arizona Christian
7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16: Samford
3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20: Bethune-Cookman
Tuesday, Nov. 22: Nicholls State
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30: Air Force.

NMSU Womens Basketball Home

games are at Pan Am Center in Las Cruces.

Ticket information: (575) 646-1447 or nmstatesports.com.
5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11: San Jose State
1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23: Pepperdine

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12 Hours of Old El Paso The Mountain

Bike race is Saturday, Oct. 29, at Franklin

Mountain State Parks Round House (Bowen
Ranch Roundhouse), off Martin Luther King Jr.
(2.6 mile north of Highway 54). Information:

Tour of Las Cruces The 11th annual

50K (31 miles) and 100K (62 miles) cycling
rides are Sunday, Oct. 30. Information: (575)
541-8271 or ziavelocycling.org. Events begin at
8 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center Annex,
2450 S. Telshor, Las Cruces. The 100K route is
a loop around Las Cruces extending north past
Hill, N.M. and south to Mesquite; the 50K
route is the southern portion of that route.
Cost is $30; includes lunch. Information: ziavelocycling.com/tour-of-las-cruces. Registration at

El Paso Bicycle Club Rides offered near-

ly every Saturday and Sunday. All rides are free

and open to the public; helmets required.
Information: elpasobicycleclub.com. Ride
schedule at meetup.com/elpasobicycleclub.
Repeat riders are encouraged to become a
member of the club; dues are $18 a year or
$25 per family ($30/$40 for two years). Join at

EP Cyclists The bicycle group offers rides

for all levels. Weekend rides offer options of

various paces and distances. Starting times and
locations are posted at facebook.com/epcyclist.
For more information: Manny Valadez, 8612311 or epcyclists.com.

Ride Your Bicycle El Paso Chucks

Bicycle Repair, 3029 Montana, hosts a variety
of rides free of charge. Information: 791-2006,
zlauser@yahoo.com or Facebook. Helmets
required for all rides.


Kids Golf Tournaments Greater Tee

hosts several kids golf tournaments selected

Sundays during the fall months at various courses throughout the area. membership fee is $40
for kids 5-14; nine holes is $37 and 18 holes are
$47. Registration at uskidsgolf.com.
Oct. 30: Dos Lagos, 1150 Duffer, in
Anthony, N.M. Information: (575) 882-2830
Nov. 6: Painted Dunes, 12000 McCombs
Information: 821-2122.

Night Golf Scramble The 9-hole night-

time golf scramble begins with a shotgun start

at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Underwood Golf
Club, 3200 Coe, on Fort Bliss. Dinner served at
6 p.m. in the Golden Tee. Entry cost: $40
(green fees, cart fees, glow gear, prizes, dinner
and dessert). Open to age 18 and older.
Information: 568-1059.

Turkey Shoot-out Golf Tournament

The four-man golf scramble tournament is 9
a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Underwood Golf
Complex, 3200 Coe on Fort Bliss. Entry fee:
$50 (by Nov. 17); includes green fees, cart fees,
lunch and a turkey to take home. Participants
can sign up in the Pro Shop. Information: 5689979.

Recreational sports

Special Olympics Fall Games The

2016 fall games run Oct. 29-Nov. 16, with

Opening Ceremonies and Victory Dance 6 to 9

p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at YISD Central Office,

9600 Sims. Spectator admission to competitions is free. Information: 533-8229 or sotx.org.
Saturday, Oct. 29: Softball and Bocce
Tournaments are 8 a.m. to noon at Veterans
Park Softball Field, 5301 Salem.
Saturday, Nov. 5: Bowling Tournament, 9
a.m. at Bowl El Paso, 11114 Pellicano.
Tuesday, Nov. 8: Powerlifting Tournament,
6 p.m. at Fred Loya Family YMCA, 2044
Tuesday, Nov. 16: Volleyball Tournament, 6
p.m. at Chalio Acosta Sports Center, 4321

Remote Control Car Nights City of

Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department

hosts hot rod remote control racing to introduce the new RC Track on the corner of
Hadley Avenue and Walnut 3 to 5 p.m.
Saturdays through Nov. 12, for ages 12 and
older. Children 11 years of age and younger are
welcome with adult supervision. Individuals are
encouraged to bring their own RC cars; rental
cars available for a $1 fee. Information: (575)
All cars must be battery powered; fuel powered cars not allowed.

Winter sports leagues City of Las

Cruces Parks & Recreation Department hosts

the adult sports leagues beginning in January.
Information, registration (575) 541-2563 or
Winter Adult Indoor 6 v 6 Volleyball League.
Co-Rec Divisions offered for age 18 and older.
Registration is 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 28-Dec.
12, at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E.
Hadley. Cost: $250 per team; half due by managers meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at
the center. Games begin weed of Jan. 9.
The Winter Youth Indoor Soccer League
begins Jan. 21 with registration is 9 a.m. to
noon Saturday, Nov. 12 and Dec. 3, at
Castaeda Service Center, 1501 E. Hadley, for
pre-K through 2nd grade youth. Cost; $40 per
participant (includes jersey); $30 returning players without jersey. All participants are required
to have a Parks & Recreation Activity ID card.
Coaches meeting is 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan.
11, at the center.

Motor sports

Autocross Pan Am Sports Car Club of

America SCCA Running Autocross events are

Nov. 5-6, Cohen Stadiums north parking lot,
near I-54 and Transmountain. Any car in safe
running condition can be entered. Drivers must
be licensed. Learn to drive faster, as well as the
techniques involved in braking, accelerating,
and cornering. Cost: $60 per car/driver combination; discounts available with new memberships. Spectator admission is free. Information:
691-1760 or on Facebook at panamscca.
Drive competitively, or for fun. Electronic
timers are used to record drivers lap times,
and a nationally sanctioned handicap system is
used to equalize cars of varying performance
capabilities. The fastest drivers earn medals and
year-end trophies. Courses are set up well
clear of obstacles, and DOT/SNELL helmets
are provided for use.

BKA Karting Events The Border

Karting Association El Paso-Juarez hosts events

Saturday, Nov. 5 and 19 at El Paso Motorplex,
16400 Gateway West in Clint. Gates open at 7
a.m.; runs begin at 9 a.m. Information on
Facebook at KartingElPasoJuarez.

Arroyo Seco Raceway The Southern

New Mexico track is located off Hwy 549, off

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for ticket prices and times. Information: (575)

494-4794 or arroyosecoraceway.com.
Motorcycle Trackdays are Saturday and
Sunday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 12.
Motorcycle races are Nov. 12-13.
Drag Racing is Sunday, Nov. 20.
ASR Superlap finals are Saturday, Nov. 19.

El Paso Motorplex The drag strip is at

13101 Gateway West, (east of El Paso at I-10

off Clint exit #42). Races run through
November. Information: 887-3318 or elpasomotorplex.com.
Test and Tune begins at 7 p.m. Fridays.
Entry fee is $20; spectator admission is $5.

Running events

United We Run 5K Parkland High

School boosters inaugural 5K run and 1 mile
walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Parkland
High School, 5932 Quail,. Cost: $25 through
Oct. 27; $30 Oct. 28-29. Online registration at
Packet pick up is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday,
Oct. 28, Friday at Parkland High School Gym,
and 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. race day at the race site.

Day of the Dead Series 2016 The 5K,

marathon and half marathon events are

Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29-30, at La
Llorona Park on Picacho, in Las Cruces.
Registration for both days; $190 marathon;
$150 half marathon; $60 5K. Registration per
day: $95 marathon; $80 half marathon; $30 5K.
Registration at mainlymarathons.com.

Spooktacular 5K The 5K run and 1-mile

walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Parkland
High School, 5932 Quail. Cost: $25 through
Oct. 27; $30 after; $15 students 18 and
younger. Military discounts offered. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pickup is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Parkland
High School, and 7 a.m. day of event.
Las Cruces Monster Run The 3rd

annual Half marathon and 5K competitive run

and 1 mile fun run/walk is 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct.
30, at Field of Dreams on Tashiro Road in Las
Cruces. Participants are encouraged to dress as
their favorite character and run for their lives.
Proceeds benefit Jardin De Los Nios in Las
Cruces. Registration on active.com.
Information: Facebook at lcmonsterrun.

All Souls Urban Trail Races The 10K,

5K trail races and 1-mile fun run begin at 9 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 5, in Historic Downtown Silver
City, N.M. Entry fee is $25 for the 5K and 10K
($5 for high school and younger); fun run is
free. Proceeds benefit Grand County food
security program. Information, registration:
(575) 574-2902 or mrgreendreams@msn.com.
Online at raceroster.com (All Souls Trail Race).

Quesadilla Run In inaugural 5K and 10K

run and 1 mile family fun run benefiting
NgageNM is 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at La
Llorona Park, 3440 W. Picacho, in Las Cruces.
Refreshments, quesadillas, and food vendors at
finish line. Proceeds will be used by Ngage NM
to support community efforts to improve educational outcomes for youth in Dona Ana
County. Registration; $25 through Oct. 29; $35
after. Information:
Packet pick up is 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4,
at NgageNM, 3880 Foothills Rd. Ste. A, in Las
Cruces, at 7 a.m. on race day at the race site.
Bailey Fincher Glow Run Bailey

Fincher Foundation hosts a Glow Run at 5 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 12, at White Spur Park, 4800

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Love Road. Registration; $20 in advance; $25
day of race. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pickup is 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11,
at St. Marks Middle School 5257 CharlAnn, and
4 to 4:45 p.m. on race day at the start line.
Bailey Fincher Foundation funds scholarships
to St. Marks School and other students.

Desert Dash Asombro Institute hosts the

5K, 10K, half-marathon and Childrens 1K Trail

Race Saturday, Nov. 12, at Chihuahuan Desert
Nature Park, 56501 N. Jornada, in Las Cruces.
The half-marathon begins at 8:15 a.m.; 10K
begins at 9 a.m. with 5K at 9:15 a.m. and
Childrens 1K at 8:30 a.m. Registration through
Nov. 4 is $35 half-marathon; $25 5K and 10-K
events; $15 childrens mile. Registration Nov.
5-10 is $40 half-marathon; $30 5K and 10-K
events; $20 childrens mile. Race day registration is $45 half-marathon; $35 5K and 10-K
events; $25 childrens mile. Registration
includes one-year membership to Asombro
Institute, race-day t-shirt and post-race refreshments. Information:(575) 524-3334 or asombro.org.
Packet pickup is noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov.
11, at Asombro Institute for Science Education,
401 E. College in Las Cruces; race day registration and packet pick up is 7:30 to 9 a.m.
All proceeds go towards the nonprofit
Asombro Institute for Science Educations educational programs.

100 Years of Rotary 5K 100 Years or

Rotary Foundation hosts a 5K run and 1 mile

fun walk at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Rosas
Cantina, 3454 Doniphan. Cost: $20 in advance;
$25 on race day. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pick up is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov.
18, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, Suite
205; and 3 to 3:45 p.m. on race day at the race
Rosas Cantina will have food specials after 4
p.m. that day. All proceeds go to the Rotary
Foundation to support leadership and youth
programs, as well as towards the eradication of
polio worldwide.

Cold Turkey Trot 5k The annual

event is 8:30 Saturday, Nov. 19, at Soto
Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 20751
Constitution on East Fort Bliss. All ages groups,
strollers and dogs welcome. First place winners
in each category will get a cold turkey.
Registration: $20 ($10 active duty military and
children 12 and younger. Participation open to
the public. Information: 744-5785 and 7445794.
Late registration (additional $10) and packet
pickup is 7 to 8:15 a.m. the day of the event.
Flying Horse Half Marathon The half-

marathon, 10K and 5K runs hosted by Race El

Paso are 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the
Gateway to Texas, 100 Richard White in
Anthony, Texas for runners of all levels.
Registration deadline is Nov. 16. Cost: $65 half
marathon; $45 10K, $30 5K. Online registration
at raceelpaso.com.
The race crosses into New Mexico and takes
runners along a flat, fast, and scenic course.
Online registration at raceelpaso.com.
The event includes the Workplace Race, a fitness challenge for organizations of all sizes and
participants of all levels.

Insandity Sandbox Sunset Sports presents

the event Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Sandbox,

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3631 Gerard (far east El Paso, off Montana).

The 5,000-foot course has more than 5 acres
and 35+ obstacles including mud, fire and sand.
The heats begin on the hour 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
with a maximum of 20 people per heat. Festival
follows that evening. Entry fee is $50 ($40
through Nov. 1). Active duty military: $40 ($30
through Nov. 1); may start at any time.
Registration at active.com or Crossfit Tierra,
12828 Montana. Information: sandboxsunsetsports.org.

Las Cruces Turkey Trot The

Soroptimist of Las Cruces 10K and 5K run is

8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, along Calle de
Guadalupe, benefiting Child Crisis Center of
Southern New Mexico. Start and finish line is at
the Mesilla Plaza. Cost: $20 ($30 with t-shirt).
Information: silcnm.org. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
The 1-mile Tot Trot at 8 a.m.; guardian must
accompany child during race. Cost: $10.

the Finish Festival, Color Runners will enjoy the

Rainbow Beach, with music, dancing, unique
photo opportunities, and massive color throws.
Each Color Runner will also receive a
Tropicolor race shirt, medal, eadband, and
temporary tattoos.
Cost is $25-$35, with $5 discount for team
members (minimum of four to a team).
Information: thecolorrun.com. Register at

Winter sports

Public Ice Skating Skating offered at

Sierra Providence Event Center next to the

Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. All ages welcome.
Admission (includes skate rental): $8. Spectator

admission is free. Information: 479-PUCK

(7825) or elpasohockey.org.
Hours are noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays and
Sundays, plus 7 to 10 p.m. Friday through
Sunday, Nov. 25-27.
Free skating for Fort Bliss military families is 4
to 5 p.m. Thursdays

Ski Apache Ruidosos 750-acre ski and

snowboarding area, now in its 51st season, has

11 lifts and 55 trails on the slopes of Sierra
Blanca, with a base elevation of 9,600.
The ski area, if weather permits, is open
Thanksgiving weekend through March. The 24hour Ski Apache Snow Report number is (575)
257-9011. Information: (575) 464-3600 or skiapache.com.

Sweet Baby James 5K The 5K run and

walk benefiting Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov.
19, at Valley Creek Park 651 Gomez, along the
Rio Grande River Trail. All ages are welcome.
Proceeds go to the foundation for Type 1 diabetes research. Cost: $20 in advance; $25 day
of event. Information: 449-4394 or

Iron Turkey 5K and Turkey Olympics

UTEPs Phi Delta Thetas 7th annual 5k Run,

1-mile Walk and Turkey Olympics is
Thanksgiving Day, 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov.
24, at Whole Foods Market, 100 Pitt. Proceeds
benefit ALS Association of New Mexico. Cost:
$25 through Nov. 21; $30 Nov. 22-23; no race
day registration or packet pick up. Information:
Chris Rowley, 478-5663. Registration at
A Thanksgiving costume contest will also be
held; $25, $50 and $100 Whole Foods gift
cards awarded.

YMCA Turkey Trot The 40th annual

Thanksgiving Day 5K run, 5K team challenge

and 3K fun walk benefiting the YMCAs Strong
Teens Campaign begin at 7:15 a.m. Thursday,
Nov. 24, at YMCA offices, 808 Montana (at
Virginia). The Turkey Trot is the oldest road
race in El Paso, and follows the Sun Bowl
Parade route. Cost: $25 per event through
Nov. 18; $30 Nov. 19-23; $35 on race day.
Information: 584-9622. Entry forms available at
all YMCA branches; online registration at elpasoymca.org.
Team competition is four runners (any gender
combination). Deadline is Nov. 18.
Packet pickup and late registration is 11 a.m.
to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Westside
Family YMCA, 7145 N. Mesa, and 6 to 6:45
a.m. at the starting line on race day.

The Super Run 5K The superhero-

themed 5k run is 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at

Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Superhero cape and
finishers medals for all runners. Runners may
run for fun, or choose their favorite charity.
Music and activities begin at 8 a.m. Car fee for
Ascarate park is $2. Registration:
$35 ($25 team runners) by Nov. 3; $40 ($29
team runners) Nov. 3-Dec. 2; $45 all runners
day of event. Register at TheSuperRun.com.
Sidekick runners age 5 and younger run free.

Color Run The Happiest 5K on the

Planet begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at
Ascarate Park as part of the international Color
Run Tropicolor World Tour 2016.
Participants, who are required to wear white,
will be bathed in a tropical array of colors and
island scents as they pass through the shade of
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Step in the Past Relief, Recovery, and

Reform: The New Deal and White Sands
National Monument, is 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
5, at White Sands National Monument part of
its 2016 Step into the Past Series. Information:
(575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575) 679-2599,
ext. 232; or go to nps.gov/whsa.
In response to the Great Depression, the
New Deal was a series of programs that
focused on relief for the unemployed and poor.
The Works Progress Administration employed
millions of people in the construction of public
works, including the building of the visitor center, maintenance, and employee housing facilities at White Sands National Monument.
Hall of Honor banquet El Paso County

Historical Societys annual banquet honoring

those who have made lasting contributions to
El Paso is 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at El Paso
Womens Club. Ticket information: 533-3603
or elpasohistory.com.

EPHS Centennial Legacy Series El

Paso High School Alumni Association hosts a
presentation on Leadership 7 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 17, at 800 E. Schuster, as the final presentation in the 100 Years of Excellence series
celebrating the schools 100th anniversary.
Information: 526-2250 or friedalee@aol.com.

El Paso Archaeological Society The

societys monthly meeting is 2 to 3 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 19, at El Paso Museum of
Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain. Program is
Cultural Impact of the Transcontinental
Railroad on the Southwest circa 1881, by
Prince McKenzie. Admission is free.
Information: 449-9075 or epas.com.

Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society

and Haunted History The nonprofit

organization offers a variety of ghost tours.

Age 13 and older welcome, unless otherwise
listed. All children must be accompanied by an
adult age 21 or older. Information/reservations:
274-9531 or help@ghosts915.com.
Haunted Brothel Tour is 9 to 11 p.m. Friday,
Oct. 28. Meet at 8:30 p.m. at the Societys
offices at the Ghosts915 Paranormal Research
Center, 108 E. San Antonio: Cost: $15, adults
only; explicit content.
The annual Da de Los Muertos event at
Concordia Cemetery begins at 3 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 29, with revelers dressed in vintage

Mexican clothes complete with skulls painted

on their faces, 10-foot mojigangas, a scavenger
hunt, live music, food trucks, face painters,
dancers, poetry readings, arts and crafts and
ceremonial offerings. Tickets: $5 ($1 kids and
students 16 and younger; $2 seniors 60 and
older and military).
The society offers private ghost tours of
Downtown, for groups of 5 or more person.
Call for information.

Southwest Chapter of Railway &

Locomotive Historical Society The

society meets 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9,

at Nonos Pizza Bar, 6404 N. Mesa. This
months program is Railroad Spirits at
Concordia Cemetery presented by Patricia
Kiddney. Information: 591-2326.

El Paso Genealogical Society The

society meets 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at All

Saints Episcopal Church, 3500 McRae. Program
is New Methods to Research Your American
Indian Heritage presented by Barbara
McCarthy. Visitors welcome. Information: 5842339.

Harvey Girls of El Paso The Harvey

Girls of El Paso Texas 1906-1948 hosts monthly

meetings 2 to 4 p.m. the second Monday of the
month at the Union Depot Passenger Station,
700 San Francisco. The Nov. 14 program is
Sharing Memories of Fred Harveys Family
Reunion presented by Pres Dehrkoop.
Admission is free. Information: 591-2326.

El Paso Corral of the Westerners

The monthly dinner program is 6 to 9 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 18, at Country Inn and Suites, 900

o quicksand is deadlier than trying to mix religion and politics.

Its bad enough to think you
know whats best for our country, but
when you think you know what side
God is rooting for, youre in real trouble.
By this date, the battle lines are well
established and few minds are open to
change. We may believe were trying to
persuade others, but all were doing at
this point is talking to ourselves. Thats
why I will take a pass on trying to tell
you what God wants you to do Nov. 8.
What may be more significant is to consider what God expects of us Nov. 9.
Barring a nail-biter election like the
one in 2000, on the morning of Nov. 9
we will know who won and who lost.
Many of us will be elated, some will
feel more relief than anything else, and a
lot of us may experience bitterness and
anger over the outcome.
If our faith is a driving force in the
decision we made in the polling booth, it
needs even more to be a driving force in
how we act after the election is decided.
No matter the outcome, God is in control. God is able to accomplish His will
no matter who is president, senator or
congressman. In my lifetime a president
has been assassinated, one had to resign
and another was impeached. Our country kept going. We can survive bad presidents.
Leaders often have a way of rising to
the occasion. No one would have imagined, for example, that Harry Truman
a college dropout who failed at running
a haberdashery would become one of

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Sunland Park Dr. Program is Buffalo Soldiers

at Fort Bayard, New Mexico, presented by
Cecilia Bell. Cost: $20. Visitors welcome, but
RSVP needed by Nov. 14: 591-2326.

Daughters of the Republic of Texas

The Rio Grande Chapter meets at 11 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 11, at Avilas Mexican Restaurant,
6235 N. Mesa. Program is Bronco Sue, Old
Wests Black Widow or Unlucky in Love? presented by Patricia Kiddney. Visitors welcome.
Information: 760-5775.
Fort Bayard tours Fort Bayard Historic

Preservation Society hosts walking tours of the

historic fort 9:15 a.m. to noon Saturdays, at
Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark, six
miles east of Silver City, N.M. Meet at the 1910
Commanding Officers Quarter and museum
(House 26). Tour takes about 90 minutes; wear
walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat; water recommended. Admission is free, but donations
appreciated. Information, group tours: (575)
956-3294, (575) 388-9123, (575) 574-8779 or
Pancho Villa As Seen Through American
Film Fort Bayard Film Festival series is 7 p.m.
Nov. 3, 10 and 17, at the Santa Clara national
Guard Armory on Hwy 180 East. Admission is
free. Information: (575) 388-4862.

History Notes Lecture Series The

monthly program is 1 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.The 2016 series
focuses on Latino American history in the
Southwest. Admission is free. Information:
(575) 541-2154 or las-cruces.org/museums.
Nov. 10: The First Thanksgiving with
David Chavez
Dec. 8: Chopes: The Making of a Historic
Place with Norma Hartell.

the 20th centurys most admired presidents. By comparison, Herbert Hoover,

one of the most successful businessmen
ever to take office as president is widely
regarded as the centurys most ineffective presidents. Past performance is no
guarantee of future success.
No matter who wins or loses, we will
need to forgive each other and seek forgiveness. This has been a nasty, bitter
election season that has gone on far too
long. Weve dug in our heels and said
things we probably should have kept to
ourselves. Weve acted like the other
side was committing a mortal sin by
supporting their candidate. Weve
refused to consider other points of view.
The Bible doesnt say much directly
that applies to modern politics, but it is
very clear on one thing. We are commanded to pray for our leaders:
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions,
prayers, intercession and thanksgiving
be made for all people for kings and
all those in authority, that we may live
peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness
and holiness. This is good, and pleases
God our Savior. I Timothy 2:1-3

Randy Limbird is editor of

El Paso Scene. Comments?
Send to randy@epscene.com
November 2016

Photo by Rick Tate

Photo courtesy of Ray Borrego

San Elizario has a long tradition of honoring its veterans, with a parade (above) and major celebration
each November and another festival in June. The community also has its own Veterans Museum and
Memorial Walk (right).

Saluting Our Veterans

El Paso honors those who serve all year long

very day seems like Veterans Day in El

Paso, a city that virtually began as an
Army post and remains the home of
one of the countrys largest military bases.
But recognition of those who served in the
Armed Forces is never greater than the
week of Veterans Day itself, Nov. 11.
Not one but two parades are scheduled in
El Paso Nov. 11 and 12, with another Nov.
11 in Las Cruces. San Elizario will have
its own parade a week earlier, followed by
a ceremony honoring local veterans.
Additional ceremonies are scheduled at
Fort Bliss and Mesilla, among others, plus
other events in the region that range from
the 20th annual Veterans Day Car Show in
Truth or Consequences to a Helping
Helmets fundraiser that benefits the
Soldier Art Workshops.
Those are just some of the events honoring veterans, as well as those hosted by
veterans groups, held throughout the year
in the El Paso area, home of dozens of
organizations such as VFW and American
Legion Posts, American GI Forum/Legacy
of Valor, Military Order of World Wars, El
Paso Chapter of the 82nd Airborne
Division Association, and more, as well as
government and nonprofit agencies working on veterans behalf.
While the U.S. Census counted nearly
50,000 veterans among El Pasos 2010
population, the overall veteran population
in El Paso County and surrounding areas
of southern New Mexico is estimated to be
around 80,000.
San Elizario even has a museum dedicated to its local veterans, reflecting the
towns long-standing tradition of honoring
its residents who fought in various wars.
Truth or Consequences, N.M. also stands
out as a small community that embraces
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current and past veterans, with its own

military museum as well as the state veterans home.

Celebrating veterans year-round

While Veterans Day is the high point of

honoring those who have served, other
events throughout the year also highlight
El Paso honored Vietnam Veterans in particular this August, with a special
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans
parade, dinner, ceremony, concert, dance
and other events, including an exhibit at
the El Paso Museum of History.
The event was first thought of by Patti
Olivas, a flight attendant for Overseas
National Airways during the Vietnam War.
She saw first hand the lack of respect for
the troops returning to the United States.
The events purpose was to give these veterans the respect she and other volunteers
and organizers felt was long overdue.
Returning home from the war efforts
during the 60s-70s, many Vietnam
Veterans were terribly mistreated, reads
the mission statement of the Welcome
Home El Paso Vietnam Veterans
Committee. Lack of support, isolationism, and slandering were only some of the
issues these heroes faced coming back. We
are a nation built off of earned freedoms
and necessary sacrifices. Ignoring the
efforts made by these heroic men and
women cannot continue.
In the spring, the Military Order of World
Wars (MOWW) hosts a Massing of
Colors, which highlights the service of
several military and veterans organizations. The Massing of the Colors recog-

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Veterans Day Calendar

Veterans Day originated at the 11th

hour on the 11th day of the 11th month
in 1918 when the Allied powers signed
a cease-fire agreement with Germany,
which brought World War I to a close.
In 1954, the United States designated
Nov. 11 as Veterans Day to honor veterans of all U.S. wars. Often, veterans
celebrations and observances continue
throughout the month of November.

Parades and celebrations

San Elizario Veterans Day

Celebration San Elizario Genealogy
and Historical Society hosts its 20th
annual patriotic celebration beginning
at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, with a
parade from San Elizario Cemetery on
Thompson Road to Veterans Memorial
Plaza in front of historic San Elceario
Church, with school bands, school
clubs and organizations, JROTC, military vehicles and active duty soldiers,
vintage car clubs, motorcycle clubs,
veteran groups and organizations,
floats, and more. Grand Marshal is
Patricia Cruz. Information: 383-8529,
rayborrego99@msn.com or sanelizariogenealogy.com.
A Veterans Celebration begins at 10:30
a.m. with presentation of the colors by
Pledge of Allegiance, POW-MIA table
ceremony, lighting of the candles ceremony, presentation of VIPs, patriotic
music, and the honoring of five veterans for their service. This years hon-

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orees are veterans, Robert E. Lopez,

Jonathan E. Mendez, Roberto Ramirez,
Jesus Rey Jr. and Marcos G. Sanchez,
all having roots/ties to San Eli, will be
honored for their military service.

Veterans Day Ceremony The annual Veterans Day Ceremony is 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, on the 1st Armored
Division Parade Field, Fort Bliss. The
1st Armored Division band will perform. Information: bliss.army.mil.

Northeast Veterans Parade Begins

at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at Stahala and
Hondo Pass and ends at Old Glory
Memorial at Diana and Gateway North
followed by a ceremony. Information:
Jimmy Melver, 549-5031.

Las Cruces Veterans Day Parade

Begins at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, along
Water and Main Street. Information:
Downtown El Paso Parade The
1.3-mile parade, sponsored by the
United American Veterans
Organization, begins at 10:45 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 12. at Myrtle and
Florence streets and circles San Jacinto
Plaza. Information: 541-4050.

Mesilla Veterans Day A ceremony

honoring the towns veterans is 11 a.m.
to noon Friday, Nov. 11, at Parque de
los Veteranos, Avenida de Mesilla and
Calle del Norte in Mesilla. Information:
(575) 524-3262, ext. 116.

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nizes the sacrifices of all Americans, military and civilian, in both war and peace,
and is a ceremony that dates back to 1922.
We usually have anywhere from 60 to
90 units participate, of which we usually
get 20 veteran units, said Gaby Garibay
of the areas MOWW chapter. We rank
well with other MOWW chapters in the
United States.
Day of the Dead celebrations in both
Mesilla, and El Pasos historic Concordia
Cemetery, often feature altars honoring the
memory of one or more veterans by family
and friends. Concordia, is also home to the
graves of several war veterans from as far
back as the Civil War, and has created a
memorial for the areas Buffalo Soldiers.
On Dec. 17, Fort Bliss National
Cemetery will also be the site of national
Veterans Remembrance Days annual
Wreaths Across America Ceremony.
Wreaths Across America is a non-profit
organization that furnishes live wreaths
each year for the National Remembrance
Ceremony at over 1,000 locations in all 50
states, Puerto Rico as well as national
cemeteries on foreign soil.
Sponsorship wreaths for Veterans and
family members to be placed at Fort Bliss
National Cemetery may be purchased from
El Paso Exchange Club for $15 per
wreath, Mike DeFrank of the Exchange
Club explained.
More than 900,000 volunteers nationwide place wreaths on veterans graves at
Arlington National Cemetery and local
national cemeteries. This years goal for
Fort Bliss is 6,000 wreaths.

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Throughout the El Paso area, Kiwanis

Clubs of El Paso organized a Kiwanis
American Flag Campaign working with
other non-profits to fly American flags in
front of any business or home in the El
Paso area during Memorial Day, Flag Day,
Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans
Day and other national holidays.
The clubs goal was not just to honor
American military and veterans, but the
nation as well, according to campaign
information: The Kiwanis goal is to
make El Paso the nations most patriotic
city by having flags in front of all area
businesses and residences during patriotic
The citys biggest flag is the focus of an
annual Flag Day ceremony each June at
the Old Glory Memorial at Gateway North
and Diana, now part of Veterans Park on
Salem. This 50 x 100 flag was donated
by VFW 8550, and is often accompanied
by flags from all 50 states and six territory
flags during the event.
The memorial is the site of several patriotic and community events throughout the
year, and is run by El Paso Texas Flags
Across America, an all-volunteer non-partisan, non-political, non-profit organization
dedicated to stimulating love and pride of
country in Americas children and to serve
as a primary source of Flag etiquette and
display inquiries.
Spokesperson for the organization,
Jimmy Melver said in the groups history,
the 180 foot flagpole flies a United States
Flag 24 hours a day, seven days a week in
order to honor all those who serve our
country and to those that have given their
lives in the name of the freedoms we enjoy
every day.

Veterans serving veterans

One of the best places for veterans to

learn about everything from practical
resources, to events is through other veterans, and groups like VFW and American
Legion have been around for decades to
provide veterans with a source of camaraderie, as well as opportunities to give
back to their communities.
There are six VFW (Veterans of Foreign
Wars) posts listed in El Paso: Horizon Post
(10354), Northeast El Paso (2451), DavisSeamon Post (812), Dennis L.
Cunningham Post (8550), Tigua Post
(8782) and Yucca Post (8919).
American Legion posts are also active,
with at least seven in El Paso: Horizon
City (Post 598), Ltc George Franklin (Post
407), Law Enforcement (Post 74), Paso del
Norte (Post 58), El Paso Eastwood (Post
36), Alfred H. McCluskey (Post 692),
Livesay-Chavez (Post 122).
These groups sponsor a variety of events
such as dances, car shows and ceremonies
honoring special occasions, and also are
active in events from other organizations.
Other veterans groups in the area range
from local chapters of Vietnam Veterans of
America to the Eagle Claw Warrior
Society for Native American veterans.
There are also two El Paso chapters of
Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.
The groups annual birthday ride is held in
June, benefiting veterans causes.
The Rough Riders Motorcycle Club also
hosts an annual Veterans Benefit Run each
spring, helping veterans in all branches of
the armed forces.
One of the most active veterans groups is
the El Paso Chapter of the 82nd Airborne
Division Association, Inc.
We do our best to further develop that
common bond which exists between men
and women who have served not only in
the Airborne but also between all veterans
who have served in support of our country, said the associations public information officer, John Ceballos. We also feel
an obligation to perpetuate the memory of
all paratroopers and veterans, who have
died in the service of our nation.
Of more than 100 chapters of the 82nd
Airborne Division Association, El Paso is
the only unit that owns its chapter property, he noted. Its at 2608 Fort Blvd.
Our property also serves as the host
facility for members of the German Air
Force for the presentation of German
Marksmanship Awards to U.S. military
personnel who have demonstrated proficiency with German military weapons,
Ceballos said. The hall may also be rented by members of the community.
The El Paso chapter provides scholarships to children of members, and it is the
only unit that also authorizes grants to
grandchildren, he said. Chapter activities at
local schools have included reading programs, book drives and bicycle donations.
One of the newest organizations supporting veterans is Legacy of Valor, a nonprofit offshoot of the American GI Forum-Paso
del Norte. Legacy of Valor raises funds
and support for veteran and family organizations such as Gold Star Families,
Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Wounded
Warrior Projects, and also advocates for
veterans issues and serves as a referral
services for benefits ranging from healthcare to employment .
Legacy of Valor president Carlos Rivera,
an Air Force veteran, said the organization

El Paso Scene

Veterans Memorial Park in Truth or

Consquences, N.M.
Photo by Rick Tate

was created in 2011 as way to help the

areas veterans in several areas. He said an
office space for the organization is anticipated to open around Veterans Day.
I think these veterans organization are a
key to helping the areas veterans learn
about benefits and other valuable resources
for their families, he said.
One of the Legacy of Valors most
notable accomplishments was the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial at the Old Glory
Memorial. Ive seen people visiting, praying there and touching it. It is serving its
purpose as a place of healing, he said..
Of course, there are also many government agencies and nonprofits that focus on
veterans as well, particularly healthcare.
These include the primary El Paso VA
Health Care System and VA Medical
Center, including dental services, on
Piedras, and the El Paso Eastside
Community Base VA Clinic in Trawood,
and El Paso Vet Center is also on the East
Side on Westmoreland.
Some of the services available through El
Pasos VA Health Care System include
caregiver support, advocacy for former
Prisoners of War, help and support for
homeless veterans, mental health services,
justice outreach and specialized services
for women veterans.
Another resource is the Ambrosio Guillen
Texas State Veterans Home, which opened
in 2005 in Northeast El Paso.
Area government representatives also
work to keep an eye on the situation for
veterans, including the local office of U.S.
Rep. Beto ORourke that regularly welcomes veterans concerns and comments.
Project Amistad, which works to serve
and advocate for the elderly, at-risk, and
persons with disabilities in far West Texas,
is always seeking qualified volunteers for
its Amistad for Veterans Program, supported by Texas Veterans Commission
Fund Veterans Assistance. Through the
program, qualified veterans from all
branches of the service receive help with
transportation, employment training, housing options and other services.
El Paso Community College hosted a
grand opening this past July for its new
Veteran Resource Center in the Valle Verde
Campus, Student Services Center, S139,
919 Hunter, which is open 7:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Small towns with big veteran love

Two El Paso and Southern New Mexico

area communities with an especially strong
veteran presence are San Elizario, Texas
and Truth or Consequences, N.M.
San Elizario Veterans Committee
Chairman Ray Borrego said both veterans
and those currently in the Armed Forces
are always remembered, honored and
respected by the San Elizario community.
He said the communitys residents have
lived alongside the military throughout its
long history from as far back as when the
U.S. Calvary had a fort in San Elizario.


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Other events

Veterans Day Car Show The 20th

annual car show is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Veterans Center,
992 S. Broadway, Truth or
Consequences, N.M. Antique and classic
vehicles will be on display along with a
swap meet and concessions. On-site
entry fee for participants $30 on site.
Spectator admission is free. Information:
(575) 894-4222, or
Judging starts at 11:30 a.m.; door prizes
start at 1 p.m. and awards at 2 p.m.
Trophy Plaques and Dash Plaques will
be awarded for Peoples Choice and
Judges Picks.
Scoop the Loop event is 5 p.m. at the
new Healing Waters Plaza, 301 Foch,
behind the Spaceport Visitor Center.

Veterans Day Dance Legacy of

Valor and American GI Forum-Paso
del Nortes 6th annual dance Honoring
All Who Served is 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 6, at Crystal Palace Ballroom,
1550 Hawkins, with music by Little
Mike and the Blues Kings. Admission:
$15; includes beer, set-ups and soft
drinks. Tables for 8 to 10 available.
BYOB (no beer or wine) and snacks
welcome. Information: 255-8877 or
Proceeds provide employment, education, benefits, and business start-up
assistance to veterans, active duty military service members and their families.

Soldier Art Workshop fundraiser

El Paso Art Association hosts a
Veterans Day Soldier Art Workshop
fundraiser 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov.
11, at the International Museum of Art,
1211 Montana, with a display of about
50 hand painted Helping Helmets. All
art will be for sale. Exhibit runs through
Nov. 30.Information: Don Beene, 2695196, or John Robbins, 309-1891.
Also on display are paintings, photographs and other artwork from soldiers
and their dependents created from the
Soldier Art Workshops and also artwork
from about 20 more instructors, which
include some of the areas top artists.
Helmets will be judged by Ret. Brig.

From WWI, to especially WWII, Korea,

Vietnam and the wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan, the town of San Eli has given
its young men and women serving in the
military, Borrego said. Indeed, several
never returned to their families as they
paid the ultimate price for their country. In
many San Eli families, it is not unusual to
find that many of the siblings served in the
armed forces. Everyone in San Eli has or
knows someone that served or is currently
serving in the military.
He said this is one of the reasons the
community strongly supports its veterans
and active duty military.
The community has its own Veterans Day
Parade and Celebration each November,
but it also honors its veterans year round
with the Eduardo M. Pedregon Veterans
Gen. Edward Greer and a local artist to
be announced. All proceeds from the
helmets will go to the SAW as well half
of the other artwork sales, with the
remained going to the artists.
Most of the unsold artwork will go on
display the month of December at the
Fort Bliss and 1st Armored Division
The workshops area a collaborative
community project designed to address
soldier and family anxiety and stress
issues resulting from deployment. Artists
volunteer their expertise to teach art to
soldiers as they transition to normal military and family life after deployment.

Museum and Memorial Walk along the

communitys historic Main Street in the
Mercantile Building.
There are artifacts, memorabilia, and
photos of our veterans since WWI, he
said. We also have the Memorial Brick
Walk outside the Museum, where veterans
and current active military personnel are
remembered and honored.
He said the veterans from San Elizario
also support the El Paso areas veterans
and military by participating and assisting
in other events within the county, such as
the Eastside 4th of July Parade, Memorial
Day events in Clint.
This year, the San Eli Veterans attended
the Vietnam Memorial event, the WWII
Honorees event, the Korean Conflict
Memorial event, the Honoring of Veterans
in Socorro event, and Welcome Home
Vietnam Vets event, Borrego said. We
participate in toy, food, and clothing giveaways during the Christmas holidays.
The San Elizario parade, now in its 20th
year, honors veterans with roots in or ties
to San Elizario, along with its candle lighting, POW-MIA, and flag folding cere-

monies at Veterans Memorial Plaza.

The San Elizario Genealogy and
Historical Society has also hosted a
Veterans Appreciation Fiesta in June.
Many veterans have also made the
Southern New Mexico town of Truth of
Consequences their home. The citys
Veterans Memorial Park and Hamilton
Military Museum is home to the The Wall
That Heals, a half-scale replica of the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.
The wall was a former traveling exhibit,
purchased by New Mexico in 2003 with
assistance of a local business. Organizers
hope to replace the current slightly weathered metal wall with a new one of granite.
Truth or Consequences is also the location of New Mexico State Veterans Home,
the states only nursing facility for veterans.
Each November, the Truth or
Consequences Veteran Center hosts a wellattended Veterans Day Car Show, with
classic and antique vehicles that coincides
with the annual Run for the Wall events.
This years show is planned for Nov. 5.

Heroes Dance VFW Post 8782, 691

N. Carolina, hosts a dance honoring
Veterans 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13,
with music by Little Mike and the Blue
Kings. Tickets available at the VFW or
at the door; call for cost. Information:

Veterans Day Gala El Paso Area

Veterans Organizations host an annual
Veterans Day Gala dinner each
November at the Centennial Club, 1119
Sgt. E. Churchill, at East Fort Bliss.
Information: 566-2880 or 568-2497.


El Paso Museum of History 510 N.

Santa Fe. Showing through Nov. 11:
Welcome Home El Paso Vietnam
Veterans, explores the history and personal stories and experiences during the
Vietnam War from local Veterans as well
as display items such as maps, coins,
weapons, clothing and other memorabilia from those experiences.
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.
Museum admission is free. Information:
212-0320 or elpasotexas.gov/history.

San Elizario Veterans Museum and

Memorial Walk The museum, operated and managed by the non-profit San
Elizario Veterans Committee of the San
Elizario Genealogy and Historical
Society, 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,

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Celebration of Our Mountains For

more than 20 years, the celebration has included hiking, biking, birding, climbing, photographing, geocaching, studying and celebrating the
natural wonders of the Borderland. For a full
line-up of events, visit celebrationofourmountains.org.

El Paso Zoo 4001 E. Paisano. Zoo

Entrance hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Zoo admission is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for
ages 60 and older and active duty military
(including spouse) with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12;
and free ages 2 and under. Information: 2120966 or elpasozoo.org.
The 10th annual Boo at the Zoo safe trick-ortreating event for families with children age 2
to 12 is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,
Oct. 29-30.
El Paso Zoological Societys 3rd annual Brew
at the Zoo benefit is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 12, with 20 beer samples, food and
entertainment. Ages 21 and older only. Tickets:
$25-$85. Information: epbrewatthezoo.com.
Meet The Keeper talks are 10:30 to 3:15
p.m. at various locations throughout the zoo.
Keepers will on hand to meet with guests, discuss their experiences and talk about the animals. African Star Train ride tickets are $2
plus tax ($1.50 for children and society members). Asian Elephant Training Encounters
scheduled at noon daily.

Wyler Aerial Tramway The state park

tramway, 1700 McKinley, gives passengers a

view of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico from
Ranger Peak, elevation 5,632 feet. Cost is $8
for adults and $4 for children 12 years and
under. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Friday and
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed
Monday through Thursday. Information: 5629899.

Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park is managed

by Texas Parks & Wildlife and is also part of
Franklin Mountains State Park. To get there:
Take Alabama to McKinley and turn toward the
The annual Halloween Fest and Pumpkin
Carving Contest are 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
29; learn about bats, not so creepy-creepy
crawlers, and join some of the activities at the
top; tram ride fee applies.Contest participants
should call park to pre-register.
Recycling Day activities are noon to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 12. Learn about recycling and
make crafts using recycled materials.
Last Sunday Hikes are 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct.
30, and Nov. 27, beginning in the parks parking lot to the top of Ranger Peak. Bring water,
sturdy shoes, weather appropriate clothing (or
costume). The October hike is a Halloween
Hike; participants can dress in their Halloween
costume.Participation is free.
A Turkey Hike is 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25; participants will receive a free Tramway ride down
the mountain after the hike.

Cactus Appreciation In celebration of

Cactus Appreciation Month, El Paso Cactus
and Rock Club hosts a celebration and plant
sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at St.
Albans Church, 1810 Elm, with native and
exotic cacti and other succulents available for
purchase until 2 p.m.Presentations continue
until 3 p.m. Light refreshments available.
Admission is free. Information: Jean Claude
Linossi, jclinossi@elp.rr.com or 504-4069.

Presentations include Making of the Field

Guide to Cacti & Succulents of Arizona with
Thomas Staudt, Gringo Gourmet with Jim
Hastings, Botanizing in Mexico with Bob
Barr,Indian Stone Tolls with Craig Weisbart
and Cactus Garden Slideshow by Jacques

El Paso Cactus and Rock Club The

clubs monthly meeting is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5, at St. Albans Episcopal
Church, 1810 Elm, with several presenters.
Admission is free. Information: 355-9270.
9 a.m.: The Making of the Field Guide to
Cacti and Succulents of Arizona by Thomas
Staudt. 10 a.m.: The Gringo Gourmet with
Jim Hastings. 11 a.m.: Botanizing in Mexico
with Bob Barr. 1 p.m.: Indian Stone Tools
with Craig Weisbart. 2 p.m.: Cactus Garden
Slideshow by Jacques Barriac.
El Paso Native Plant Society The

society meets Thursday, Nov. 10, at St. Albans

Episcopal Church, 1810 Elm (at Wheeling).
Mickey Merritt, the new Urban Forestry Agent
for the region, will provide an update on the
Texas Forestry Service and its programs. Social
time begins at 6:30 p.m. with program at 7
p.m. Admission is free. Information: 240-7414.

El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society

The societys monthly meeting and program

is at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at the
Centennial Museum on the UTEP campus. Rio
Bosque Wetlands Park Manager John Sproul
will speak on The Changing Rio Bosque
Landscape. Sproul will explore the many past
changes at Rio Bosque and share the difference
that water during the growing season is now
making at the park. Information: Scott, 5816071 or trans-pecos-audubon.com.
Bird-watching field trips are open to the public. Information: Mark Perkins, 637-3521.
A trip to Acarate Park, to look for wintering
ducks and other water fowl meets at 6:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 12, in the Office Depot parking
lot at Bassett Place to carpool.
A birding trip at Keystone Heritage Park, 4220
Doniphan, is 7 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Entry
fee: $2 per person.

Festival of the Cranes The 29th annual

event is Tuesday through Sunday, Nov. 15-20,

at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
near Socorro, N.M. Events also are at the
Macey Center on the New Mexico Tech
Campus in Socorro, and other area locations.
Information, schedule: (575) 835-2077 or
The Festival of the Cranes celebrates the
yearly return of thousands of sandhill cranes,
snow geese, ducks and whooping cranes among
the 325 species found at the Bosque.
The festival schedule includes about 100
events, most requiring advance registration,
plus the annual expo and wildlife art show and
silent auction.
A variety of birding tours of Bosque del
Apache will be offered from dawn to dusk.
The annual friends dinner is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday at Bodega Burger Co. Restaurant,
606 N. California, Socorro. Keynote presentation follows dinner, at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $37.

Cut down your own Christmas tree

Permits are available for people to cut down

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Mexico mid-November through Dec. 24.

Limit is one tree up to 10 feet in height
per household, and the permit includes a map
of areas where cutting is allowed.
Permits available to purchase for $5 per tree;
special permits available for trees over 10 feet.
Applications are online at fs.usda.gov.
Non-traditional holiday season trees (century
plant, agave, and yucca stalks) may be obtained
with a Decorative Material permit.

Franklin Mountains State Park Most

hiking and mountain-biking trails begin in the

Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Drive 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 or on
Facebook at FranklinMountainsSP. Web:
Haunted Halloween Campout starts at 4 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 28. RSVP with El Paso Parks &
Recreation at 544-0753 or online at elpasotexas.gov/parks-and-recreation
The 3rd annual Happy Tails n Happy Trails
program is 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Nov. 6.
Guided hikes and bike rides are $3 additional
fee ($1 ages 5-12; under 5 free). Dogs welcome on leash on some hikes. Reservations
required: 566-6441 ext. 221, 224 or
A Zombie Apocalypse Nature Walk Trail
Hike is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.
Peak Fitness Challenge Hike is 8 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5, at North Franklin Peak Trail.
Guided Beginners Mountain Bike Ride is 9
a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.
Family Hike is 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, on
the Nature Trail.
Turkey Trot Hike is 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov.
24, on West Cottonwood Springs.

Gardening classes Jackye Meinecke

(former owner of Enchanted Gardens) conducts gardening workshops in the Community

Room of Mountain View Market Co-op, 1300
El Paseo, in Las Cruces. All classes are 2 to 3
p.m. on selected Saturdays. Cost per workshop: $10 cash; $8 co-op members.
Reservations preferred; email to
gardens@zianet.com. Information: (575) 3230903.
Oct. 29: Xeriscape Design Using Drought
Tolerant Plants
Nov. 5: Evergreen Plants for the Desert

Rio Bosque Wetlands Park UTEPs

Center for Environmental Resource

Management offers free guided walking tours
and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands
Park in El Pasos Mission Valley. Tours last
about two hours. Information: 747-8663 or riobosque.org.
Introductory tours are 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov.
12, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4.
Community workday is 9 a.m. Saturday,
Nov. 19.
Bird tour is 3 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 20.
Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside
Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan
American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles.

Municipal Rose Garden The garden at

3418 Aurora (at Copia) is now open to the

public 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through
November, except for official holidays. The
garden has many types of roses at the sprawling
park area with a waterfall, shade canopy and
many other amenities. Admission is free.
Information/rentals: El Paso Parks and
Recreation, 541-4331.

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Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso
Desert Botanical Garden 4200

Doniphan. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays. Admission: $3 (free for
members). Information: 584-0563, keystoneheritagepark.org or elpasobotanicalgardens.org.
The parks 2-acre Botanical Garden, funded
by the Rotary Club of El Paso and the Junior
League, features native plants, amphitheater,
butterfly garden, wedding garden, childrens
maze, and a Butterfly House.
Keystone Heritage Park has 189 species of
migratory and local birds, and a 4,500-year-old
archaeological site.
The site is open for bird watching 9:30 a.m. to
noon the second and last Saturday of the
month. Keystones Chihuahuan Desert
Experience (immediately west of the wetland)
is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for
walking and bird watching.

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic

Site The site is famed for many Native

American rock paintings and unique geology.

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)
Tours offered Wednesday through Sunday, by
prior arrangement at 849-6684 or 857-1135.
Participants must carry at least one bottle of
water per person. Pets not allowed on tours,
and may not be left unattended in vehicles.
Pictograph tours are 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.;
rock climbing/bouldering tours are 9:30, 10 and
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; hiking tours are 9, 9:30 and
10 a.m. and 2 p.m. during winter months, by
advance request only.
Birding tours are 7:30 a.m. on the third
Saturday of the month (Nov. 19). Advance
sign-up encouraged.
To get there: Take Montana Avenue (U.S.
Highway 62-180) all the way into the Hueco
Mountains then turn left on Ranch Road 2775.
North Mountain is available for self-guided day
use, for up to 70 people at a time; reservations
recommended. There is an annual orientation
program for visitors. Guided access is offered
to the rest of the site. Picnicking allowed at ten
tables closest to headquarters. Wood and charcoal fires are not permitted. Bicycles permitted
only on designated paved areas. Pets allowed
only in camping or picnic areas. Call for reservations and other information: 857-1135.

White Sands National Monument

The glistening gypsum dunes are about 15 miles

southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70.
Visitor Center hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
through Nov. 5; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 6-Dec.
17. Park hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through
Nov. 5; 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 6-Dec. 31.
Entrance fee: $5 age 16 and older. Free for
children. Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236
or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to
Sunset strolls are offered daily one hour
before sunset (5:15 p.m. through Nov. 5; 4
p.m. Nov. 6-Jan. 6).
Relief, Recovery, and Reform: The New Deal
and White Sands National Monument,presentation is 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the visitor
center theater.
The ranger-guided Lake Lucero Tour is 10
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a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, to learn about the formation of the sands and the special plants and
animals that live in and around the dunes.
Program fee is $8 ($4 age 15 and younger);
reservations required and available one month
prior to tour.
Skins and Skulls mammal identification talks
are 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Tent talks are 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays
to learn some of the monuments lesser-known
stories such as where the gypsum came from
and how animals survive in the harsh environment.

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. Pine Springs Visitor
Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
Camping is $8 per site per night. Information:
(915) 828-3251 or nps.gov.
The Salt Basin Dunes Day Use Area is now
open daily 8 a.m. to 30 minutes after sunset.
Located at the east end of Williams Road, east
of Dell City.
Camping for tents and RVs, a nature trail, and
ruins of the Butterfield Overland Mail Station
are near the Pine Springs center. McKittrick
Canyon Visitors Center is seven miles east of
Pine Springs, and offers nature, canyon and
geology trails.
On the north side of the park, accessible by a
110-mile drive around Carlsbad Caverns, is
Dog Canyon Visitor Center and Campground.
One of the best examples of a Permian Period
fossil reef, the national park offers camping and
more than 80 miles of trails. Hikes range from
easy, wheelchair-accessible nature trails to
moderate (level, but rocky) canyon hikes to
strenuous mountain hikes.

Exit 19. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for day use.

Information: (575) 5244068.
A Geology, Geography and Geothermal hiking tour is 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11.
Moderate hike; bring at least two quarts of
water per person, good walking/hiking shoes,
sunscreen and insect repellant. Wear hat and
long sleeve shirt.
A night sky viewing of Mars, Jupiter and the
Leonids is 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.
A Turning Back the Sun stargazing event is 5
to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.
Rockhound State Park, five miles south of
Deming on State Road 11 and then east on
Rockhound Road (State Road 141) for nine
miles. Day use hours: 7:30 a.m. to sunset.
Information: (575) 546-6182 or (575) 7445998.
Star Party is 6 to 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

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.
Information: (575) 887-5516.
Holiday Bells are 11 a.m. to noon Saturday,
Dec. 3, with music performed on handbells by

the Touch of Joy Ringers.

Holidays with the Animals is 1 to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10, kids can make holiday cards
and treats for their favorite animals.
The zoo features animals native to the
Chihuahuan Desert, in natural desert surroundings. A large greenhouse is devoted to succulents and cactus from around the world. The
headquarters building includes exhibits on minerals, history, archaeology and other subjects.

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.
Audubon Bird Walks are 7:15 a.m. Saturdays,
led by park volunteers.
Ranger-led Nature Hikes are 2:30 p.m.
Fitness in Nature walks with the Second
Chance Walker Program are 8:30 a.m. every
Saturday beginning at the Visitor Center.

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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.
Winter hours: Visitor Center open 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. daily; tours available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. Last entry into cave via natural entrance is
2 p.m. with last entry into cave via elevator
3:30 p.m. (be in line to exit cave by 4:30 p.m.).
New Moon Star Gazing in Rattlesnake Canyon
runs through October on evenings of new
moon (Oct. 30). Space is limited; early sign up
encouraged; age 8 and older only.
Plan 3-1/2 hours for a walk-in tour and 1-1/2
hours for Big Room tour of the Caverns. Cost
is $10 (free or ages 15 and younger). The
parks audio self-guided tour is $3 extra (also
available in Spanish).
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 in the middle of the majestic Gila Wilderness, the first and one of the
largest wilderness areas. Entrance fee: $5 per
person; $10 per family. Information: (575) 5369461 or nps.gov/gicl.
The trail to the cliff dwellings is open from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. year round. Everyone must be
off the trail by 5 p.m. Visitor center is open 8
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

New Mexico State Parks Day-use fee

is $5 when visiting any state park. Camping
fees: $8 for primitive site; $10 for developed
site (electrical hookup $4 extra). All programs
are free with park entrance, unless otherwise
listed. Information: (575) 744-5998 or
Leasburg Dam 12712 State Park Road in
Radium Springs, two miles off Interstate 25 at

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Tombaugh Observatory NMSUs

Tombaugh Observatory in Las Cruces hosts

open house at 7 p.m. Friday nearest the time
of the first quarter moon September to May
(Nov. 4), weather providing. Programs begin
with a short presentation, followed by guided
observing through telescopes. Information:
(575) 646-4438, or (575) 646-6278 to confirm
the observatory will be open that evening.

Alameda Park Zoo Alameda Park, 1321

North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70),
Alamogordo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Admission: $2.50 ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and
older; free for ages 2 and younger).
Information: (575) 439-4290.
The oldest zoo in the Southwest (established
in 1898) is part of the park that lines
Alamogordos main highway. The zoo covers
about 12 acres, with about 250 exotic and
indigenous animals.

Centennial Museum University at

Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30

Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.
Information: 747-8994, 747-6669 or
Showing through Dec. 22 is The Notebook
of Nancy Lea as part of Tom Lea Month
events dedicated to the memory of Nancy Lea
(1906-1936). The exhibit includes excerpts
from Nancys journal as well as photographs of
Nancy and Tom.
A Nancy Lea in Her Own Words presentation by Adair Margo is 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20.
Permanent exhibits on the Third Floor focus
on the history of the Chihuahuan Desert. The
Chihuahuan Desert Gardens on the museum
grounds have more than 800 species of plants
native to the region.
The Lhakhang Cultural Exhibit is open to the
public for viewing 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every
Wednesday, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. the first Sunday
of the month (Nov. 6). A museum representative will be on hand to answer questions.

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
The museum depicts Jewish life in Europe
before World War II, Hitlers rise to power,
the expulsion of Jews into ghettoes, life in concentration camps, prisoner resistance to the
Nazis and liberation of the camps. Also featured is a local survivors exhibit.
The museum hosts a Remember. Reflect.
Respond Teachers Conference 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 1-2, at
Doubletree Hotel, 600 El Paso. Cost: $95.
Scholarships available.

El Paso Museum of Archaeology

4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso

(west of U.S. 54). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are 10:30 to
2 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays, Mondays
and city holidays. Admission is free.
Information: 755-4332 or
Weekly archery and atl-atl (spear thrower)
demonstrations are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tigua Heritage Day is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 12, hosted by the museum and
Tigua Cultural Center, with Tigua bread and
chile sampling, paper plate gourds, dreamcatcher crafting, Tigua dances, medicine bag making,
sand painting and more.
El Paso Archaeological Societys monthly
meeting is 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.
Prince McKenzie will speak on Cultural Impact
of the Transcontinental Railroad on the
Southwest circa 1881. Admission is free, and
open to the public..

El Paso Museum of Art One Arts

Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. For exhibit

information, see Southwest Art Scene.

El Paso Museum of History 510 N.

Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday

through Saturday (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), and
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and
city holidays. Museum admission is free, except
for selected exhibits. Information: 212-0320 or

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Showing through Nov. 11: Welcome Home

El Paso Vietnam Veterans, explores the history and personal stories and experiences during
the Vietnam War from local Veterans as well as
display items such as; maps, coins, weapons,
clothing and other memorabilia from those
Currently showing is Through a Childs Eyes:
Growing up in El Paso (1880-1950).
The 7th Wall of Giants: Womans Club of El
Paso A Vital Force since 1894 honors the
Womans Club of El Paso for more than 100
years of service to the Community. Exhibit
runs through April 22, 2017.
The museums DIGIE (Digital Information
Gateway in El Paso) is a first-in-the-nation
interactive digital wall that examines El Pasos
people and cultures on giant 3-D touch-sensitive TV screens. Guests can upload photos at
digie.org. The wall is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9
a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday. Admission is free.
An Digital Photography class for adults is 6:30
to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 22. Cost:
$115.50 ($93 museum members). Information:
212-3163 or knoedlerjm@elpasotexas.gov.

Insights Science Center 521 Tays

Street . The museum will be closed during the

month of November. Anyone interested in
scheduling events may contact
MandyK@insightselpaso.org. Information:
insightselpaso.org or 534-0000 (allow three
business days for response). Facebook at
InsightsElPasoScience Center.

Los Portales Museum and Visitor

Center 1521 San Elizario Road. The museum is operated by the San Elizario Genealogy
and Historical Society in an 1850s Territorialstyle building across from the San Elizario
church. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is free. Information: 851-1682.

Magoffin Home State Historic Site

1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday through Sunday. Visitors can begin
their tour at the Visitor Center across the
street (1117 Magoffin). 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). Admission is free to
Visitor Center. Group tours available with
advance registration. Information: 533-5147 or
The annual Holiday Open House and Fiesta is
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, with vendors, choirs and bands, and free kids activities.
Tickets: $3; free for age 4 and younger.

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.

Rafael Garcas Boxing Museum The

boxing museum named for The Legend

Rafael Garca is at 6519 N. Mesa. The museum
shows his achievements, as well as those of
boxing and Lucha Libres greats, along with art
and other exhibits. Information, hours: 3465085.

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Tigua Indian Cultural Center 305

Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta

Mission. The center features a museum on the
Tigua tribe, offering a glimpse of five centuries
of Pueblo history and tradition. Hours are 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Free childrens activities daily. Admission is
free. Information: 859-7700, ysletadelsurpueblo.org.

U.S. Army Heritage Center of the

NCO Building 11331, Staff Sergeant Simms

St., Biggs Army Airfield. Equipment and uniforms used by sergeants and other NCOs
through the years are displayed. Admission:
free. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Information: 744-8646.

War Eagles Air Museum 8012 Airport

Road, Doa 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-airmuseum.com.
The warbirds of World War II and Korea, and
other historic military aircraft, are displayed in a
54,000-square-foot building and surrounding
area. The collection of more than 30 aircraft
and 40 automobiles includes the P-51 Mustang,
P-38 Lightning, A-26 Invader and the German
Fieseler-Storch. Among later aircraft are the F86 Sabre and MiG-15s.

Las Cruces area

Branigan Cultural Center Branigan

Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las
Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m. Thursday);
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Information:
(575) 541-2154, las-cruces.org/museums or on
Showing Nov. 4-Jan. 21, 2017:
The photography of Howard Clinton
Tibbitts, featuring 40 original glass plate negatives of photos taken in the early 1900s.
An Enduring Tradition: 20th Century Navajo
Weaving. Learn about traditional and contemporary Navajo weaving, including materials
used and the influences on styles and designs.
A Cultural Bazaar is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29, featuring dance, art, and
clothing of more than a dozen cultures represented in Las Cruces.
The monthly History Notes Lecture Series is
1 p.m. the second Thursday of each month.
The Nov. 10 lecture is The First
Thanksgiving with David Chavez.
World renowned oil painter Tiago Finato will
teach a two-session course, Still Life: Painting
Everything From Life, at 2 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 12 and 19. Cost: $20; registration
Vamos a Explorar bilingual art program for
families are 10:30 a.m. Saturdays.
Las Cruces Museum of Nature and
Science 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces

Downtown Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30

p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m.
Thursday); 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Closed Sunday and Monday. Information: (575)
522-3120 or las-cruces.org/museums.
A behind-the-scenes tour of the nature center
is 5 to 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month as
part of the Downtown Ramble.
Teen Tech Workshops are 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Wednesdays through Nov. 23, for grades 9-12.
Registration encouraged:

November 2016

Nov. 2: AppInventor
Nov. 9: Introduction to Game Design
Nov. 16: Designing with SNAP!
Nov. 23: Network Security
Animals Encounters are 11:30 a.m. Saturdays.
Pre-K Programs for ages 3-5 offered at 9 a.m.
Thursdays (no class Thanksgiving):
Nov. 3: Grandma Monas Science Storytime:
Tacky The Penguin
Nov. 10: Planeteers: Neptune
Nov. 17: Dinosaur Train: Water Dinosaurs
The Monthly Today in Space program is 1
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.
Archaeology lectures are 1 p.m. Saturdays:
Oct. 29: Mimbres Bow and Arrow
Technology with Michael Morrison
Nov. 5: Warfare Technology in
Mesoamerica with David Morales Andrade
Nov. 12: Traditional Ecological Knowledge
in a Mayan Community with Janine Boyers.
Science Cafe discussions are 5:30 p.m. the last
Thursday of the month; Teen Science Cafe is 5
p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Use
Water Street entrance after 5 p.m.

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 10 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m.
Thursday); 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5
to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble.
Closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is free;
donations encouraged. Information: (575) 6474480 or museums.las-cruces.org.
Brown Bag lectures is noon to 1 p.m. the
Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Rail Readers Book Club meets at 11 a.m. the
third Wednesday of each month.
Family Game Day is 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month. Families can try
out early 20th century games and puzzles.
Coloring club for adults is 10 a.m. to noon
the second and fourth Friday of the month for
men and women. BYOB and C (Bring Your
Own Book and Colored pencils), or use the
provided materials. Adults only, please.
Mrs. Pricketts Story Time is 11 a.m. the second Thursday of each month.
Toddler Storytime is 11 to 11:30 a.m. the
first and third Saturdays.

Also showing is Elephant Butte Dam: Building

a Future for Agriculture, marking the centennial of the dam built to provide irrigation storage for Southern New Mexico and El Paso.
Showing through June 18, 2017: Whats the
Buzz? Why Honey Bees Matter.
On long-term exhibit is Wheels & Gears,
collection of wagons, buggies, vehicles and
Showing through July 9, 2017: Weaving in
New Mexico: The Ancestral Puebloan and Rio
Grande Traditions, featuring ancient textile
creations of the ancestral Puebloans and the
jewels of Rio Grande weaving from 1850 to the
present. Exhibit includes 48 artifacts from rugs
to looms and tools.
The museum also features domestic animals
on site, including cattle, burros and occasionally
horses. Milking demonstrations are at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday. Blacksmith shop
open Tuesday through Sunday. Sewing and
weaving demonstrations are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pony rides for children offered 10 a.m. to
noon Saturdays, near the Horse and Cattle
Barn. Tickets: $5 per ride (available in the
lobby or near the barn).

NMSU Art Gallery D.W. Williams Art

Center, 1390 E. University Ave, Las Cruces
(east of Solano). Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.
Designated gallery parking free on weekends
and after 5 p.m. on weekdays. Information:
(575) 646-2545 or uag.nmsu.edu.
Showing through Dec. 21: Geomagic: Art,
Science and the Zuhl Collection, works by
Christine Gray, Jason Middlebrook, Megan
Harrison, Amy Brener, Laura Moriarty, Katie
Paterson, Emily Nachison, Christine Nguyen,
Andrew Yang and Ryan Thompson that create
a platform to explore ontological responses to
spirituality, technology, and anthropogenic geological concerns of preservation in relation to
the natural environment.
A Geomagic performance is 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 17, with performances by
Megan Harrison and Jimmy James Canales,
Larissa Lury and Isaac Lucero, and the NMSU
Collaborative Theatre-Making students. A Meet
and Greet intermission sponsored by the
Friends of the University Art Gallery is 7 p.m.
Admission is free.

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NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum

4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. The 47acre 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, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children
age 4-17; free for museum members, veterans
and children age 3 and under. Information:
(575) 522-4100 or
A presentation on The Historic Angus VV
Ranch in Lincoln County, by Dan Jones is 7
p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. The Angus VV Ranch
cattle once ranged over the lushest pastures of
Lincoln County, from Salado Creek in the north
to the Ruidoso River in the south.
The 3rd annual HomeGrown: A New
Mexico Food Show & Gift Market is 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 19-20, showcasing New Mexico-grown
food. Dozens of vendors from around the state
will sell their products as the gift-giving season
approaches. Includes free demonstrations, samples, crafts and more. Admission: $5 per vehicle; first 100 vehicles each day receive a free
burlap shopping bag.
Showing through Dec. 4 in the Arts
Corridor: Narrie Toole: Honoring the Past,
Bridging Culture and Sharing Wisdom, paintings by a Santa Fe artist that honor Native
American spirituality, wisdom and leadership.
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White Sands Missile Range Museum

and Missile Park Exhibits feature the his-

NMSU Museum Kent Hall, University at

Solano, Las Cruces. Hours are noon to 4 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 646-5161 or
The museums permanent exhibit is Pottery
from the Americas, featuring nearly 600 pottery vessels representing Southwestern and
Mesoamerican ceramics.

tory of the Trinity Site, 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
To get there: take U.S. 54, and after the freeway ends, keep going north on Martin Luther
King, which leads directly to the range. Or
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car registration and proof of insurance.
Information: (575) 678-8824 (local call) or

Zuhl Museum NMSU Alumni Visitors

Center, 775 College Dr. Showing through
Dec. 7: Neomagic, geological-inspired artworks by undergraduate and graduate students
from the NMSU Main Campus.Hours are 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and
noon to 5 p.m. the second Saturday of each
month. Admission is free. Information: (575)
646-3616 (visitor center), zuhl@nmsu.edu or


Deming Luna Mimbres Museum 301

S. Silver, Deming, N.M. An actual chuckwagon,

gems and minerals, turn-of-the-century fashions, military mementos and Mimbres Indian art
are among the exhibits at the museum. Other
attractions in the former National Guard
Armory include a doll room, transportation
annex and quilt room. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is
free. Information: (575) 546-2382, 1-800-8484955 or lunacountyhistoricalsociety.com.

Geronimo Springs Museum 211 Main

in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9

a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon
to 4 p.m. Sunday. Features prehistoric, historic
and military exhibits about the area. Admission:
$5 ($2.50 students 6 to 18; free for ages 5 and
younger). Family rates: $15. Information: (575)
894-6600 or geronimospringsmuseum.com.

Hubbard Museum of the American

West 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to

Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours are

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday
(closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Docent-led
tours of permanent exhibits are 10 a.m.
Fridays. Admission: $7 ($5 for seniors, military;
$2 children 6-16; free for children 5 and
younger and museum members). Information:
(575) 378-4142, hubbardmuseum.org or on

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)
837-8143, museum@sulross.edu or museumofthebigbend.com.
Showing through March 26: A Feeling of
Humanity: Western Art from the Ken Ratner
Collection. The exhibition will feature 70
works by both contemporary artists along with
works by early 20th century painters including
Kenneth Miller Adams, John Sloan, Boardman
Robinson, Georges Schreiber and Bettina

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. daily.
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.
The museum celebrates its 40th anniversary
with the celebration Cowboys and
Astronauts 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12,
with guest speaker Harrison Jack Schmitt,
Apollo 17 astronaut. Tickets: $45 ($40 members); $85 couples ($80 members). See separate listing.

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Opening Nov. 13, in the Induction Gallery is

an exhibit honoring the Hall of Fames newest
inductee, Star Trek creator, Gene
Roddenberry (who was born in El Paso). The
introductory panels for the exhibit highlight
Roddenberry himself, his history as a filmmaker
and the legacy of his Star Trek series, which
celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Exhibit
cases document just how widespread the Star
Trek phenomenon has become.
The Launch Pad Lecture Series is 9 to 11 a.m.
the first Friday of each month. Admission is
free; coffee and donuts provided.
See Film Scene for the IMAX schedule.
Combo tickets available (included museum
entrance and one IMAX ticket): $10 ($9 seniors
and military, $7 children.

Overland Trail Museum Exhibits at the

Fort Davis, Texas, museum include a replica of

a barbershop that was once on the site, historic
surveying equipment, early medical paraphernalia, a restored pioneer kitchen and early ranching tools. Hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and
Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Information:
(915) 426-3161.

Sacramento Mountains Historical

Museum U.S. 82 across from the

Chamber of Commerce in Cloudcroft, N.M.

Operated by the Sacramento Mountains
Historical Society, the museum features historical buildings from the turn of the century,
antique farming and ranching tools, other business and home antiques, historical exhibits and
other artifacts.
Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and
Saturday. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6 to 12).
Group rates and tours available with prior
notice. Information: (575) 682-2932.

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. The museum covers the settlement of
southwest New Mexico, the two centuries of
mining in the region and early commerce in
Silver City. Group tours offered with advance
notice. Admission: $3 suggested donation.
Information: (575) 538-5921, 1-877-777-7947
(out of town), or silvercitymuseum.org
Toy Train Depot Alameda Park, 1991
N. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. An actual
train depot built in 1898, the building now
houses a gift shop and model shop, with more
than 1,200 feet of model railroad track and
hundreds of model and toy trains on display.
Hours are noon to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday
through Sunday. Admission: $4. Information:
(575) 437-2855 or
The 1/5 scale train track offers rides around
Alameda Park 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday
through Sunday. Cost: $4.
Tularosa Basin Historical Society
Museum The museum, featuring collec-

tions, photos and archives relating to the history of Otero County and the Tularosa Basin, is
next door to the Alamogordo Chamber of
Commerce, 1301 White Sands Blvd. (U.S.
54/70). Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 436-4438.

WNMU Museum 1000 West College

Ave., Silver City, N.M. (575) 538-6386. The

museum features pottery, rugs and other artifacts of Southwestern Cultures and historic
photographs of the Silver City area. Hours: 9
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
and Friday; 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday; and 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
November 2016

National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMos Midnight Kick-off starts at 10:30

p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at IHOP at 6080
Gateway East, Get a kick-start on a 50,000word novel with preferred mode of writing.
Admission is free. Information:

EPCC Literary Fiesta El Paso

Community Colleges 8th annual celebration of

readers, writers and books is 2 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5, at EPCC Administrative
Center, Building A, 9050 Viscount, offering free
workshops open to the public, plus books and
food available for purchase. Information: 8314039 or literaryfiesta.wordpress.com.
A Childrens Corner is 2 to 5:45 p.m.
Interactive sessions on Free Speech Through
the Arts featuring Roberto Santos and Richie
Marrufo of Barbed Wire and Teen Fiction for
All Ages with Patricia Tighe are 3 to 4:15 p.m.
Writing workshops with Christine Granados,
Literary Legacy Award winner and Ray Ramos,
graphic novelist are 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.
Awards Dinner honoring Christine Granados
is 6 p.m.

Holiday Book Sale Friends of the

Esperanza A. Moreno Branch Library, 12480
Pebble Hills, will host a book sale 11 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, inside the library.
All proceeds benefit the library. Information:

Chrysalis submissions EPCCs Literary

and Arts Journal is accepting submissions

through Dec. 1. The journal features work by
EPCC students, faculty, and staff, as well as
writers and artists from the community at
large. There is no submission charge. Send aubmissions to chrysalis@epcc.edu. Information:
831-5104. Full guidelines available at
The journal publishes Fiction, Nonfiction,
Graphic Comic. Novel Shorts, Photography and
Artwork in both English and Spanish.

Giving Hearts Library book drive

Peace of Art: Design for Change hosts a book

drive through Dec. 31, at 3431 Pershing,
Suite A6 to prepare for the opening of a
childrens library in a precarious neighborhood
in Jurez. New or gently used Spanish language
or bilingual books are needed; e-books, audio
and more are accepted. Donations of library
furniture, book shelves, book cards, reading
rugs, etc. also welcome. To make a donation or
to have a donation area set up at a place of
business, contact 564-9960 or sandra@creativegong.com. Information on Facebook at
The library will be a safe place where children
can come after school and work on their
homework, get tutoring and read. There will
also be a small computer lab.

El Paso Writers League The league

566-1034 (library),
tumblewordsproject@yahoo.com or on
Facebook at Tumblewords.
Nov. 5: The Read Aloud Autobiography:
Your Life Story in a Few Words with Lucie
Zavala Hopple. Hopple founded Rincn
Bohemio, a bilingual writing group, and recently
performed in Yo Soy Teatro, as Herlinda Wong
Chew with the Wise Latinas organization.
Nov. 12: The Freedom of Fluidity with
Celia Aguilar. Aguilar is a spoken word artist
who has combined her writing with music.
Nov. 19: Structure and Surprise with Robin
Scofield. Scofield, author of And the Ass Saw
the Angel and Sunflower Cantos (Mouthfeel
Press), is poetry editor for BorderSenses.

LGBT book group The bimonthly book

Rail Readers Book Club The club

meets at 11 a.m. on the third Wednesday of

the month at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum,
351 N. Mesilla. Information: 575-647-4480.
The Young Rail Readers Club meets 3 to 4
p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, for
third through fifth grade students.

Chamizal Storytimes Chamizal National

Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Tales, Tails and
Tots stories visits with park mascot Chami are
11 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 3-6 the fourth
Saturday of each month. Admission is free.
Information: 532-7273.

Barnes and Noble Saturday storytimes El Pasos East Side and West Side,

and the Las Cruces Mesilla Valley Mall locations

all offer Saturday storytimes. See individual listings for times.
Oct. 29: If You Give a Mouse a Brownie.
Nov. 5: Footloose
Nov. 12: Penguins Solving Problems
Nov. 19: Thanksgiving Storytime with
There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a
Nov. 26: Moana and the Ocean.

Barnes & Noble (East Side) The

Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway West, Suite
120. Information: 590-1932.
Author Marta Elva will sign her book
American Tumbleweeds at 5 p.m. Thursday,
Oct. 27.
Childrens storytime is 11 a.m. every
The 2nd annual Mini Maker Faire is Saturday
and Sunday, Nov. 5-6.
Barnes & Noble (West Side) 705

Murder She Read The Eastside chapter

of the book discussion group supporting
women mystery writers meets 7 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 1, to discuss Mallorys Oracle
by Carol OConnell at St. Paul Methodist
Church, 7000 Edgemere. The group meets the
first Tuesday of each month, and is open to
anyone. A donation may be asked to cover utilities/maid service. Information: 629-7063 or
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 encouraged. The group is open to all writers in a noncritique, non-caustic forum. No workshop Nov.
26. Information: 328-5484 (Donna Snyder),

Libraries bookstore, 7348 Remcon, invites

people to celebrate Halloween and get a jump
on holiday shopping 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, with used books
and magazines. All proceeds from sales benefit
Armijo, Dorris Van Doren and Westside
Libraries. Information: 833-2342.

November 2016

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 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. Information: 8455437 or booksaregems.org.
Vendors, entertainment and sponsors are
sought for Its Not Over Christmas event
1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, with toys and
books for children, family activities, street
dance competition, food, antojitos, and vendors. Admission is free. Information: 497-9501.

group meets on odd-numbered month. Open

to all GLBT and GLBT-friendly people interested in book discussions. Includes potluck supper.
Call for location. Information: 566-5549, 8612909 or 471-9396 or on Facebook at
This months book discussion is on My
Tender Matador, by Pedro Lemebel at 6:30
p.m. Monday, Nov. 14.

Sunland Park. Hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday. Information: 581-5353.
The 2nd annual Mini Maker Faire is Saturday
and Sunday, Nov. 5-6.
Childrens storytimes are 10 a.m. Fridays and
11 a.m. Saturdays.
Barnes & Noble (Las Cruces) 700 S.
Telshor in Mesilla Valley Mall. Information:
(575) 522-4499.
The 2nd annual Mini Maker Faire is Saturday
and Sunday, Nov. 5-6.
A Special book release event for Fantastic
Beasts and Where to Find Them for teens is 2
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, with crafts, coloring
and trivia.
Childrens storytimes are 10 a.m. Fridays, and
11 a.m. Saturdays.

Tumblewords Project The writing

Books Are Gems 7744 North Loop Ste

meets 2 to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of the

month at the Dorris Van Doren Branch Library,
551 E. Redd Road. Admission is free.
Information: elpasowritersleague@gmail.com
or Facebook at ElPasoWritersLeague.

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Agave Rosa Gallery 905 Noble (next to

the International Museum of Art). Hours are 10

a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Information: 533-8011.

Art Avenue Gallery The gallery space is

at 1618 Texas, Suite E. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or by appointment Monday and Saturday. Information: 2134318 or theartave.com.

Artistic Celebration of Our Mountains

Exhibit The annual juried art show at

Ardovinos Desert Crossings Sunset Hall, One

Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, runs through
December, with works inspired by the regions
mountains. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.

Arts International 2016 The El Paso

Art Associations Regional Juried Art Exhibit
runs through Nov. 12 at the Crossland
Gallery, 500 W. Paisano (in the Art Junction of
El Paso). This years judge is artist Gaspar
Enriquez. The show is El Pasos largest juried
art competition, with 40 artists participating in
various media.
Gallery 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,
CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.
Avant Studio & Gallery The studio of

Ben Avant and Sally Backey-Avant is at, 7113

Latigo Drive in Canutillo. Information: 4229992, avantstudioart.com or on Facebook at
Avant Studio & Gallery.

Ballroom Marfa 108 E. San Antonio

Street in Marfa. Hours are noon to 6 p.m.
Thursday through Sunday. Information: (432)
729-3700, ballroommarfa.org, Facebook or artspace.com. Showing through Feb. 5: This is
Presence, newly commissioned work from
artist collective AFI 2016, The Institute for
New Feeling with Arturo Bandini. The first of
two commissions is the 17-minute video, This
is Presence, which replicates the endless linking actions of web users as they search for
answers on the internet.
Bert Saldana Art Gallery The gallery

featuring Southwestern Art is at 1501 Main

Street in the San Elizario Arts District. Hours
are 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: 479-2926 or bertsaldana.com.

Chinati Foundation Marfa, Texas.

Created by artist Donald Judd, the Chinati
Foundation houses one of the worlds largest
collections of permanently installed contemporary art. The collection is open for guided tours
throughout the year at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Wednesday through Sunday. Grounds close at
5 p.m. Admission is $10 ($5 for students, seniors). Full tour is $25 ($10 students).
Information: (432) 729-4362 or chinati.org.
The newest exhibition features works by
Charlotte Posenske and Peter Roehr.
Sunset at Chinati special sunset viewing of
Judds 100 works is 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov.
Crossland Gallery The El Paso Art

Associations 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: 5347377, office@elpasoartassociation.com,
CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.
Arts International Regional Juried Art Exhibit
runs through Nov. 12. Judge is Gaspar
Showing Nov. 18-Dec. 17: A Day in
Paradise, with EPAA member artists Don
Beene, Sandy Lenderman, Darrell McGahhey,
Nasario Olvera, Richard Parra and Wanda
Richardson. Opening reception is 5:30 to 7:30
p.m. Friday, Nov. 18.
Life Drawing lessons are offered 5:30-8:30
p.m. Thursdays at the Art Junction upstairs.
Cost: $10; students bring their own supplies.

Dozal Art Gallery The gallery of award-

winning multimedia artist Robert Dozal opens

in July at 1445 Main Street in the San Elizario
Art District. Hours are noon to 5 p.m.
Wednesday through Sunday, or by appointment. Information: 777-5237.
Dozals portraits and landscapes range from
very realistic to expressionistic in style. He specializes in oil, watercolor and acrylics, but also
has garnered national recognition for drawing
and painting.

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 unless noted otherwise.
Information: 212-0300 or
Showing through Nov. 6: Female Saints and
Heroes, retablo exhibition.
Showing through Jan. 8, 2017:
Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain
Trash), an installation of 1,000 drawings by
James Drake, a longtime El Paso artist now living in Santa Fe. The exhibition was initially
curated by the Museum of Contemporary Art
in La Jolla, Cal.
Showing through March 5, 2017: Eldridge
Hardie: Art of a Life in Sport, featuring 20 oil
on canvas and watercolor paintings as well as
drawings selected from the long career of the
acclaimed artist.
Showing through June 11, 2017: Female
Portraits: A Connection Between Artists and
Models in the Tom Lea Gallery.
Eclectic in nature and created over a period of
30 months, the drawings depict wild animals,
landscapes, studies of the human anatomy, scientific formulas, representations of classical art
and even family photographs.
Hermosos Huesos (Beautiful Bones), elaborate skeleton-based sculptures from recycled
materials and found objects by El Paso artist
Wayne Hilton. The 14 skeleton figures featured
are elaborately costumed with intricate accessories.
An artist reception is Tuesday, Nov. 1, as part
of Da de Los Muertos activities; and an artists
Tour is 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17.
Elisabeth Sommer presentation on the
Animated Kress Collection is 3 to 4 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 17, in the auditorium.
Kevin Burns Tour of Retablos is 4 to 4:45
p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17.
Also showing is Celebrating Picasso:
Photographs by David Douglas Duncan from
the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Posting
Picasso from the Permanent Collection, sponsored by Travis and Annabelle Johnson.

EPCC K-12 Art Exhibit The 15th

annual exhibit runs Nov. 4-Dec. 1, at the

EPCC Administrative Services Center, Building
A, 9050 Viscount with works from local school
districts plus charter, parochial, and home
schools. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
Information: Janine Rudnick, 831-4039.

Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and

Gift Shop Award-winning impressionist
and El Paso Hall of Fame artist Alberto
Escamillas studio is at 1445 Main Street in San
Elizario. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to
4:30 p.m. Sunday and by appointment.
Information: 851-0742 or 474-1800, or albertoescamilla.com.

Golden Eagle Gallery 1501 Main Street,

in the San Elizario Historic District. Gallery
hours are 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: 851-0093.

Hal Marcus Gallery 1308 N. Oregon.

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art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday,

Wednesday and Friday; noon to 7 p.m.
Thursday or by appointment.
Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com.
Showing through Jan. 13: Retro Retablo.
The exhibit title is taken from Retro, a contemporary object or style containing elements
from a previous era, and Retablo, Small art
that depicts devotional iconography. Artists
include Kelly Foss, Katie Foss, Pat Foss, Mike
Lopez, Lupe Casillas-Lowenberg, Hal Marcus,
Candy Mayer, Maria Natividad, Carmen Navar,
Lizzie Ochoa, Danny Padilla, Krystyna Robbins,
Francisco Romero, Harry Schulte, Erica
Terrazas, Michael Washer and Brandon Scott.
Artist talk is 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17.
The gallery, established in 1996, is owned and
operated by local artist Hal Marcus and his
wife, Patricia Medici, and managed by Ruben
Marcuss home and studio, located across the
street, are available for personal tours.

International Museum of Art 1211

Montana. The museum is operated by the

International Association for the Visual Arts in
the historic Turney Home. Hours are 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday. Free guided tours available on a walk-in basis. Admission is free.
Information: 543-6747 or internationalmuseumofart.net.
The 17th annual Sun Bowl Art Exhibition runs
through November and December, featuring
works by regional artists. Opening reception is
5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9.
El Paso Art Association hosts a Veterans Day
Soldier Art Workshop fundraiser 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 11, with a display of hand-painted
Helping Helmets. Also on display are paintings, photographs and other artwork from soldiers and their dependents created from the
Soldier Art Workshops and also artwork from
about 20 more instructors, which include some
of the areas top artists. Exhibit runs through
Nov. 30.

Jewelry Workshops El Paso Community

College hosts several jewelry workshops during

the fall months, taught by Monica Dockery, at
its Valle Verde Campus, 919 Hunter.
Workshops are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Cost per workshop:$30, unless listed otherwise. Information: 831-7737 or epcc.edu.
Oct. 29: Halloween Jewelry Workshop.
Create handmade beaded spider pendant and
Nov. 19: Thanksgiving jewelry workshop.
Create a handmade beaded pumpkin earrings
and a matching pendant
Dec. 10: Christmas jewelry workshop

La Galeria de la Mison de Senec

The Ysleta Independent School Districts gallery

is at 8455 Alameda. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Admission is free.
Information: 434-9703.
Showing through Nov. 3: Breaking All The
Rules, Faculty Art Show.
Entries are being taken through Nov. 9 for
the 19th annual Lady of Guadalupe exhibit set
for Dec. 1-Jan. 12, 2017. Opening reception
is 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.

Rio Bravo Watercolorists The groups

monthly meeting is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov.

16, at Radisson Hotel, 1770 Airway. Francesca
Pagni will demonstrate how to make wine bottle chimes. RSVP to Connie Weaver, 490-3978
or jaxgirl998@aol.com.

Rubin Center UTEPs Stanlee and Gerald

Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson

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Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m.

to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday (open until 7
p.m. Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Information: 747-6151, rubincenter.utep.edu or
on Facebook at RubinCenter.
A Wake Me When I Am Dead Tequila
Tasting Members Party! is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 3, with live music, hors doeuvres, prints for sale and tequila tasting with
artists from the exhibition. Tickets: $25 for
members of the IMPACT level and up; $50
others (includes membership to Rubin Center).
Showing through Dec. 17:
Feral Federation by Agency. Feral Federation
reveals emerging geographies of contested
urban enclaves governed by non-state actors,
operating beyond the control of nation-states.
Community Through Action: Site, Service,
Subject, in the Project Space: works by a variety of local trans-border artists in the binational
region of El Paso, Texas and Jurez.
Site represents Nmada Laboratorio
Urbando, a collective of social architects, photographers, sociologists and researchers.
Service features Creative Kids, a local organization that uses visual arts to empower youth.
Subject features photography from MexicanAmerican photographer Monica Lozano.
Zeke Pea, Rubin Center Endowment for
Excellence Inaugural Commission in the atrium, a site-specific installation by Pea commissioned by the Rubin Centers Directors Circle.
Pea produces work informed by comic books,
cinematography and border culture.
Luis Safa, Wake Me When I am Dead,
with Jim Ward and Javier Sanchez in the
Ruben Gallery. Safa is an illustrator, artist and
muralist known for his prolific and sometimes
dark illustrations and animations that touch on
themes of northern Mexican history and politics
from the Revolution to the drug wars.
The exhibition curated by the Rubin Center
features Safas loose, frantic and far-reaching
drawings and multi-media installations. The
works are accompanied by sound and media
installations featuring the work of Mexico Citybased artist Javier Sanchez, and El Pasos Jim
Ward, a rock musician for bands such as At the
Drive-In, Sparta and Sleepercar. This is Wards
first sound-based art installation.

San Elizario Art District Several galleries and artist studios are located 1445 to
1501 Main Street near the San Elizario Plaza on
the Mission Trail. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 474-1800
or 851-0093.
To get there, take Loop 375 South from I-10,
exit Socorro Rd., then drive 7 miles east to
Main Street.
Featured gallery artists include Albert
Escamilla, Rob Mack, Palmira Lopez, Manuel
Alvarado, Maria Branch, Bert Saldaa, Joanna
Franco, Melissa Himes, M. Concepcion, Robert
Lichlyter, Amado Pena Jr. and Arturo Avalos.
Sol Goddess Designs Art Gallery &
Studio Open by appointment at 6421

Cloudview. Information, painting party reservations. Deana Hicks, 241-8808,

deanahicks2@elp.rr.com or
Painting parties are the second Thursday of
every month; private parties also available:

Star City Studio The music studio an

gallery is at 120 W. Castellano. Information:

starcitystudioproductions.com or on Facebook.
Showing Nov. 17-Dec. 16: Autumn in El
Paso, works by local artists inspired by Fall in
November 2016

El Paso. Opening night is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday,

Nov. 17.

Sun Bowl Art Exhibition The 17th

annual show and art competition, featuring

works by regional artists, runs during
November and December at the International
Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Opening reception is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday
and Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 5436747 and internationalmuseumofart.net.

Sunland Art Gallery 5034-D Doniphan,

in Placita Santa Fe. The co-op gallery features

original paintings and photographs, jewelry,
prints and gift items by 15 local artists. Hours
are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday. Information: Cil Abeyta, 584-3117 or
Showing through Nov. 26 is the annual El
Paso Scenes Show, featuring works by various
artists depicting the beauty and culture of the El
Paso area. Works include paintings in various
media and photography. Judge is El Paso Scene
Editor Randy Limbird.

Showing through December are the works of

Donnie Estelle. She works with surfaces that
usually have textures, often weathered wood,
providing a unique personality to the flora,
fauna and fowl depicted.
Also featured will be paintings by Dougherty
shown at the Butler Institute of American Art
recently for her retrospective.
Opening reception is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov.

Cutter Gallery 2640 El Paseo (at

University), Las Cruces. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5

p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday. Information: (575) 541-0658 or thecuttergallery.com.
Showing through Nov. 17: Woodcuts,
Architectural Images and the Avian Fashion
Show, works by Nancy Frost Begin. The
exhibit includes famous people portrayed as
specific birds.

Downtown Ramble The City of Las

Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7

p.m. the first Friday of the month at art venues
of in a seven-block stretch of Las Cruces
Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 647-0508.

Holly Day House - The Artists of Picacho

Hills host a holiday shopping event 10 a.m. to 4

p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 19-20, at Ump 88, 1338 Picacho Hills, in
Las Cruces, with more than 25 artists presenting baskets, jewelry, paintings in several mediums, carvings, kachinas, photography, glasswork, computer art and weavings, including
shawls and scarves. Admission is free. A raffle
of members donated artwork will benefit
Mesilla Valley Hospice. Information: (575) 5249399 or artistsofpicachohills.com.
Take U.S. 70 west out of Las Cruces. Turn
right (north) on Picacho Hills Drive.

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Sunland Winery 1769 Victory Lane in

Sunland Park, N.M. Information: (575) 5891214. Information: 873-9269, 241-8808 or
deanahicks2@elp.rr.com. Painting and wine
tasting classes with BE Art: 6 to 8 p.m.
Saturdays. Cost: $25 per painter; call for reservations.

Susan Eisen Fine Jewelry & Watches

5857 N. Mesa, Ste. 19. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday through Saturday. Information: 5840022 or susaneisen.com.
Showing Nov. 1-30: Jewelry of the
Celebrities: Spotlight on Jacqueline Kennedy
Onassis, the first in a series of celebrity jewelry exhibitions.
On display in the gallery will be reproductions
of jewelry worn during her lifetime, along with
photographs of Onassis in her various roles as a
fashionable First Lady and New York socialite.
Also on exhibit is a floating pearl necklace worn
on her honeymoon with JFK in Acapulco as
personal guests of the president of Mexico.

The Ho Show Local sculptor Ho Barons

surreal sculpture garden at 2830 Aurora (at

Piedras), is visible from the street, featuring
several of his large-scale works. Barons works
are also on display at the El Paso Public Library
and El Paso Museum of Art. Information: 5627820 or hobaron.com.

Westside Art Guild The guild meets at

10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at Polly Harris
Senior Center, 640 Wallenberg. Guest demonstrator is painter Connie Weaver. The public is
welcome; admission is free. New members
always welcome; annual dues are $20.
Information: 581-9925.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Aa Studio 2645 Doa Ana Road (Calle de

Oro). The gallery features emerging artists as
well as the multimedia work by gallery owner
Roy van der Aa. The gallery is open the second
weekend of the month, or by appointment.
Information: (575) 520-8752.
The studio is calling for regional art proposals
for 2017 exhibits through Nov. 15; information, details: wysiwyg@zianet.com.

Blue Gate Gallery The gallery owned by

Flo Hosa Dougherty is at 4901 Chagar, at
Valley and Taylor in Las Cruces. Hours are 2 to
4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.
Information: (575) 523-2950 or bluegateflodoc@aol.com.
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Las Cruces Arts Association The
Associations Art-On-Easels Gallery is in the
Community Enterprise Center, 125 N. Main.
Information: lascrucesarts.org or on Facebook.
The LCAA featured artist for November is
Brittainy Barnes. Her preferred wet mediums
are watercolor and india ink; dry mediums consist of graphite pencil and colored pencil, and
also enjoys fiber arts, including dying and spin-

ning fiber and knitting. Her work will be featured 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, as part of the
Downtown Art Ramble, 5 to 9 p.m. for the
Second Wednesday Evening Market and Art-In
on Nov. 9 with several artist demonstrations,
and 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 19, at
the Farmer and Crafts Market at the center.
The monthly meeting is 1:30 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 20, at Art on Easels Gallery with a
demonstration at 2 p.m. on creating Batik on
paper by Carrie Greer.

Las Cruces Museum of Art 491 N.

Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to

4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m.

Thursday), 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5
to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble.
Closed Sunday and Monday. Information: (575)
541-2137 or las-cruces.org/museums.
Coming Nov. 4-Jan. 21, 2017:
Transforming Space-Transforming Fiber.
Nine nationally recognized fiber artists explore
the ways fiber-based artworks can transform
the experience of being in, and moving
through, physical space.
The informal interdisciplinary based workshops Artrageous workshops (formerly the
SNAP! program) are 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays
in the atrium between the Museum of Art and
Museum of Nature and Science.

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. The gallery features more than
30 artists in various media. New works displayed every three months. Information: (575)
522-2933 or mesillavalleyfinearts.com.

Mesquite Art Gallery 340 N. Mesquite,

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 mesquiteartgallery.com.
Showing in November is a sculpture exhibit
organized by sculptor W. Bruce Sanford. The
show ranges from fancy one-of-a-kind jewelry
to inventive bottle-cap art. Artists include
Sanford, Jacob Carpenter, Mary Beagle, and
Ben Hoffacker. Demos on cast modeling by
Sanford, and bottle cap art by Carpenter are 2
to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.

Picacho Corridor Fall Studio Tour

Picacho Avenue galleries and studios in Las

Cruces will host their annual fall open house
self-guided tour Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2627, with art talks, refreshments and more.
Admission is free. Information/maps: (575) 6357899 or on Facebook at fallstudiotour. Request
a map from fallstudiotour@gmail.com.

Promoting Art in Las Cruces Doa

Ana Arts Councils free series is noon
Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Main Street Bistro,
139 Main in Las Cruces. Morgan SwitzerMcGinley, publisher of Las Cruces Magazine
and Las Cruces Neighbors, will talk about her
magazines and give tips on how to get events,
art gallery information, or special features published in monthly, quarterly, and semi-annual
publications. Admission is free; lunch may be
purchased. To RSVP, call (575) 523-6403 or

Quesenberry Gallery Quesenberry

Farmhouse Gallery, 825 Quesenberry in Las
Cruces, hosts its first Invitational Exhibit 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2627, featuring works by gallery owner Bonnie
Mandoe as well as Arlene Tugel, Hand in Hand
Jewelers, Jeri Derochers, Judy Licht, Linda
Gendell, Linda Hagen, Mary Zawacki, Nancy
Begin, and Rhoda Winters. Information; (575)
523-9760 or bonniemandoe.com.
The gallery is a half-mile west from the intersection of Picacho and Valley Drive. Travel
west on Picacho, turn south at Quesenberry to
the restored historical farmhouse tucked
behind the rock wall.
Rio Grande Theatre 211 Downtown

Mall in Las Cruces. Gallery in lobby. Hours are

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Information: (575) 523-6403 or riograndetheatre.com. Showing in November are works by
acrylic artist Ruth Drayer. Drayers work is
non-objective. She paints color and color relationships, and has developed her own technique. Rather than beginning with an idea, she

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textures her blank canvas with a gel or compound, paints on a sacred symbol or word, and
then works to conceal it.
Opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. the first
Friday of the month (Nov. 4) as part of the
Downtown Art Ramble.

The Gallery at Big Picture 311 N.

Main Street, in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Information: (575) 647-0508.
Showing Nov. 4-30: Break in the Clouds,
batik works by Denise Dorn. Batik originated
thousands of years ago as a way to enhance
fabrics. Dorn immersed herself into this art
form to create colorful landscape interpretations exploring the unique light, landscapes and
spirituality of New Mexico. Opening reception
is Friday, Nov. 4.
Tombaugh Gallery First Unitarian

Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S.

Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday through Saturday. Information:
(575) 449-4180 or uuchurchlc.org.
Showing Oct. 30-Nov. 27: Walking on Ice,
a collection of artwork by Jonathan Marquis. In
2014 Marquis launched the Glacier Drawing
Project on Kickstarter as endeavor to draw
each glacier in the state of Montana. The ongoing project has so far taken him thousands of
miles to 35 moving bodies of ice, spending
many weeks in glacial wilderness areas.
Opening reception and artist talk is 11:30 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, with a closing
artist talk Sunday, Nov. 27.


Art Hop MainStreet Truth or

Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m.

the second Saturday of each month (Nov. 12,
Dec. 10) in the downtown gallery district. The
event features 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 torcmainstreet.org.

Deming Arts Center The Deming Arts

Councils gallery and gift shop is at 100 Gold

Street in Deming, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; open until 6
p.m. Thursdays. Admission is free. Information:
(575) 546-3663, demingarts.org or on
Showing Nov. 2-29: The annual Recycle
Show sponsored by Keep Luna County
Beautiful, featuring art made from 90 percent
recycled materials, and crafted by artists from
age 1 to 100. Artist reception is 1 to 3 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 6.
The centers Guatemalan Mercado is 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29,
with unique gifts, clothing, jewelry and more.
Artist submissions are being taken for the
2017 Plein Air art show Jan. 3-27. Cost for
submission: $25 up to three pieces.

Red Dot Art Guide Silver Art

Associations 2016-2017 Red Dot Art Guide

features area galleries, studios and artists, pictures of their work and a map to their locations. Available in galleries, Silver City Visitor
Center and online at silvercitygalleries.com.

Tree Spirit Gallery 206 N. Bullard,

Silver City. Featured artists: Jeremiah Cogan,
Deb Harclerode, Carolyn Cogan, Bonita
Barlow and Malika Crozier, plus Hopi crafts.
Information: (575) 956-6666 or cogancogan.com.

November 2016

Enriquezs portrait of author

Anaya to hang at Smithsonian

enowned New Mexico author

Rudolfo Anaya, best known for his
award-winning novel Bless Me,
Ultima, was pleasantly surprised to
receive a letter July 27 from the
Smithsonian in Washington, D. C., confirming that a recently painted portrait of
him had been selected to become part of
the permanent collection of the
Smithsonians National Portrait Gallery.
Not only is this the first portrait officially
commissioned by the Smithsonian of a
Latino in the field of arts and literature, but
whats even more exciting for residents of
the Borderland is that the portrait was
painted by El Pasos Gaspar Enriquez, who
is becoming an internationally known figure in his own right.
The letter to Anaya from Gallery Director
Kim Sajet stated, We are more than
pleased with this very fine, meditative portrait, which brings you a major figure of
Chicano and Hispanic literature into our
collection, while also representing the artwork of (Gaspar) Enriquez, a pillar of
Chicano art and its tradition of portraiture. The portrait, an acrylic airbrush
painting on paper, will be unveiled in the
Smithsonian Portrait Gallery Nov. 12.
About a year ago some representatives
of the Smithsonian came here to visit my
studio in San Elizario, and they asked me
to consider doing the portrait at that time,
Enriquez said. They thought I would be a
good candidate to do the portrait since I
had produced a painting of Anaya about
three years ago. This currently hangs at the
University of Texas in San Antonio.
In preparation for this portrait, Enriquez
traveled last May to Anayas home in west
I spent time talking with Rudy and getting to know him better in order to understand the character features I wanted to
portray. The next step was to do a series of
drawings, and I also took photos.
When he saw the pose that Enriquez had
chosen of him under a pear tree in the
patio in the back yard, Anaya asked if he
should have been in the full sun worried
that the shadow from the tree was hitting
his face. Enriquez replied, No, I like to
work with shadows.
The artists use of the airbrush is an especially demanding technique. He explained,
It produces a fine stream of paint powered by air so learning to use it for detail
takes a great deal of practice. I actually use
stencils which are cut out from the drawings I do. This way I can keep the various
layers of paint from running into one
another. This process is much like that
used by artists who do serigraphs or
silkscreen paintings.
Enriquez added that he does later shading
using the airbrush, and only uses an actual
paintbrush for very fine detail, such as
When you create a painting this way
you dont really see the final image until
its finished, he said with a laugh. So in
ways the end result is always a bit of a surNovember 2016

Rudy Anaya by Gaspar Enriquez

prise to both subject and artist.

In celebration of National Hispanic
month in November, and its desire to
increase the presence of Hispanic artists in
its collection, the Smithsonian has made
many other significant additions to the
Portrait Gallery, including 18 photographs
from the Cuba out of Cuba series by
Alez Rodrguez-Duarte, in collaboration
with stylist Tico Torres. The portfolio features key Cuban American personalities,
including musicians Gloria and Emilio
Estefan, journalist Cristina Saralegui, fashion designers Isabel Toledo and Narciso
Rodrguez and playwright Nilo Cruz.
Additional acquisitions also depict U.S.
Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, historian Rudolfo Acua, guitarist Louie Prez
and visual artist Rupert Garca by Harry

Gamboa Jr. from his Chicano Male

Unbonded series, Grammy -winning
accordionist Flaco Jimnez by Al Rendn
and portraits of Nuyorican writers Piri
Thomas and Tato Laviera by Mximo

Soldier Art fundraiser

Members of the El Paso Art Association,

the Plein Air Painters of El Paso, and the
El Paso Museum of Art joined with the
staff of the Fort Bliss MWR Department in
January 2015 to create a program designed
to help returning soldiers and their families
deal with the stress of the soldiers return
from combat areas. Thus the Soldier Art
Workshop Program was born.
John Robbins, who has been very instrumental in implementing and maintaining
the program, shares the good news that the
program has been so successful that Fort
Bliss has just approved a two-year extension of activities.
They have also obtained larger facilities
for the program as well as making an
investment into equipment that has
allowed us to add workshops in photography, pottery/sculpture and, next year, lapidary, he said.
While most of the programs are at Fort
Bliss, the watercolor and silk screening

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programs will
be at the
Museum of
Art, which
has just
joined as a
Fundraiser features helsponsor.
mets painted by artists.
reported that they have plans to do over 30
workshops which will be open to returning
veterans and their families, and the program also has been extended to cover all
veterans in the El Paso area. Although the
artists teaching the workshops donate their
time and the space is provided free of
charge, funds must be raised to cover
paints and other art supplies.
Robbins shared, As a result of the SAW
Program growth, the funding needs of the
program are outgrowing what the few of
us that started the effort can really handle.
For this reason we will be looking for
grants and sponsor support. Additionally,
we will be holding our first SAW fundraiser at the International Museum of Art,
1211 Montana, on Veterans Day, No. 11
from 5 to 8 p.m.

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The theme for our fundraiser is Helping

Helmets. We selected that name because
we felt that Helping Helmets conveys the
idea that the local El Paso community of
veterans and artists has joined together to
provide help to the Fort Bliss community
through art.
We will be offering 30 WWII Military
M1 style helmets painted by soldiers and
artists participating in the Soldier Art
Workshops along with artist/soldier/youth
work from the workshops/classes held during 2016. Exhibited work will be for sale
with proceeds going to the Soldier Art
Workshop for materials and equipment to
support the 2017 Soldier Art Workshop
Artwork created by workshop students
will be on display Nov. 2-30 at the
International Museum of Art, then will be
moved to the Fort Bliss Museum, where it
will hang December and January 2017.

Encaustic Gallery to close

Artist and gallery owner Brigitte von Ahn

is closing her Encaustic International
Gallery on 7171 Westwind Oct. 29. Her
closing show was Encaustic Art Plus
One, which featured the spiritual watercolors of Sandra Luz Murillo, in conjunction with recent encaustic works by gallery
artists Sally Avant, Vickie Beam Johnson,
Bedford Parker, Johnson, Sigrid Robinson,
Joyce Stine and von Ahn.
Von Ahn added, Hopefully this will just
be a temporary situation. The gallery has
been for sale and the new owners would
like to take possession Nov. 1. Our hope is
to purchase a house near our own residence which offers sufficient space to have
a gallery and teaching room, and could
also have facilities to serve as a guest
house when we have visiting artists.
We wish Brigitte and Gary well, and look
forward to news of a new location in the
not-too-distant future.

Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer

specializing in the visual arts.

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Holliday, Earp had Taking a Look Back

a long friendship
by John McVey Middagh

ohn Henry Holliday better known

as Doc Holliday is another
familiar name in Western lore, mostly due to his close friendship with Wyatt
Earp and his part in the Gunfight at the
O.K. Corral. At the end Holliday caused
Earp some embarrassment, due at least
somewhat to his drinking, quarrelsome
nature and reputation as being a shady
character, and few of Earps friends liked
Holliday. But they tolerated him for
Wyatts sake, knowing that when Wyatt
needed a friend, Doc was always there.
Holliday was born Aug. 14, 1851 in
Griffin, Ga., to Henry B. Holliday and
Alice Jane McVey. (McVey is also is my
mothers family name and my middle
name, so who knows, there might be a
connection). The father, an ill-tempered
Confederate major, and his son seldom
saw things in the same light. John Henry
studied dentistry at Pennsylvania
College of Surgery, practiced a while but
soon preferred the lifestyle of a western
gambler. After killing a couple of gamblers in Dallas, Doc moved on, working
and drinking his way west. Along the
way he became more proficient at gambling and in the use of a pair of pistols,
practicing at every opportunity. Guns
werent his only weapon. Doc once
jumped across a poker table and killed a
man with a knife.
Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp first met
at Fort Griffin, Texas, and became
friends from the start. Later, in Dodge
City, Kansas, Wyatt then a U.S.
Marshal was having trouble with a
group of Texas cowboys who had him
cornered in the Long Branch Saloon.
Doc came through a rear door, killing
two of them and giving Wyatt a chance
to draw his guns drawn in order to subdue the remaining cowboys.
Early on Doc had been diagnosed with
tuberculosis, the same ailment that killed
his mother, sister and brother. This might
have accounted for his living so dangerously: He knew he was dying of an
incurable disease of that era.
There was a Mrs. Holliday, maybe of
the common-law variety, who was better
known as Big Nose Kate. A hell-raiser
she was, and they fought regularly. But
she also had a big heart and it went out
to Doc often. With his many coughing
spasms she was there to care for him,
and was known to have saved his life
often from other threats. After Doc had
shot a man in Fort Griffin, she helped
him escape from jail by starting a fire to
divert attention, with horse at the ready.
In 1879 Doc met up with Wyatt and his
brothers, all heading for Arizona with
families in tow. Big Nose Kate came to
Tombstone where again she and Doc had
a falling out. She went about town very
drunk, screaming and telling everyone
she knew that Doc had robbed a stagecoach. Doc was arrested, but when Kate
sobered up she recanted, telling the
judge she had lied.

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Doc was
a menace
when he
was drunk.
There was
a time
Ringo went
about town
talking bad
Wyatt. Doc
got a
Doc Holliday
shotgun from
Virgil Earp and walked the streets calling Ringo to come out and fight.
The fight at the O.K. Corral was a
political showdown between the Earps
and the Clantons and McLowerys (the
Cowboys). After many months of threats
and attacks on his character, Holliday
was deputized by Virgil Earp, who was
Tombstones city marshal. Representing
the law, Virgil, Morgan and Wyatt Earp,
along with Doc, set out to disarm the
Cowboys for carrying firearms within
town limits, which turned into the
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
Out of all the shots fired at Doc and the
Earps only three connected, wounding
Virgil, Morgan and Doc. Of the 17 shots
fired by Doc and the Earps, 13 connected. Tom and Frank McLowery were
killed along with Billy Clanton. Morgan
Earp was murdered later, which sent
Wyatt and Doc along with others on a
wild killing spree.
The fight at the O.K. Corral was further
proof of their friendship. Doc stood at
Wyatts side at the gunfight and during
the ensuing vendetta by the Cowboys
against the Earp brothers. After the O.K.
Corral Wyatt became a U.S. Marshal and
formally deputized Doc. He was present
when the Earp bunch killed Frank
Stilwell and Florentine Cruz, who were
thought to have had a hand in the murder
of Morgan. Doc left Arizona in 1882.
He was arrested in Denver on trumpedup charges to await extradition back to
Arizona for the murder of Stilwell and
Cruz. Another old friend of Wyatts
stepped in, Bat Masterson, who pulled
some strings with the governor of
Colorado to prevent Docs extradition.
But time was running out for Doc as his
tuberculosis worsened. In 1887 he went
to Glenwood Springs, Colo., where he
died at age 36.
In all Ive found and read about John
Henry Holliday, the truth may never be
known for all the myths. He was an
interesting fellow and proved to be a
friend to the end.

John McVey Middagh is a former

saddle shop owner and amateur
local historian. You can reach him
at jmiddagh@yahoo.com.
November 2016

The Diary of Anne Frank El Paso

Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the drama
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl, Oct. 28Nov. 20. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and
Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $11 ($9
seniors; $8 students and military). Information:
532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
Anne Frank was a Jewish girl born in Germany
and raised in Holland who hid from the Nazi
occupation for two years during the war, but
was eventually captured and died in a concentration camp. Her famous diary was turned into
a Tony-winning play by Frances Goodrich and
Albert Hackett, and later adapted by Wendy
The Doctor in Wonderland Kids-NCo. presents gives Lewis Carrolls classic a
Doctor Who touch Oct. 28-30 at First
Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. Written
by Don Zoldis and directed by Raul Chavez.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and
Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $7
($5 children, students, senior citizens, military),
available at the door. Information: 274-8797 or
on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.
Performances postponed from Oct. 21-23.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow A

Childrens Theatre of the Mesilla Valley presents the classic tale for the Halloween season
at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2829, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N.
Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces, featuring actors
age 5 to 15. Tickets: $7 ($3 children).
Information: (575) 523-6403

Tom Lea: Grace Note in a Hard

World The one act-play by Camilla Carr,

starring Ray Baker and Morgana Shaw, is 7 p.m.

Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29-30, at
the Philanthropy Theatre in the Plaza Annex.
Admission is $25. Reservations at
pmartinez@tomlea.com or call 533-0048. The
event is part of Tom Lea Month.
Commissioned by Betty Ruth Wakefield Haley
for the Tom Lea Institute, the play dramatizes
Leas early life as the mayors son in El Paso, his
studies in Chicago and his marriage to fellow
art student Nancy Taylor. The cast features
stage and television stars Ray Baker and
Morgana Shaw.

Monty Pythons Spamalot

Alamogordo Music Theatres presents the hilarious music inspired by the classic comedy
Monty Python and the Holy Grail at 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
11-13 and Nov. 18-19, at the Flickinger
Center, 1110 N. New York in Alamogordo,
N.M. Directed by Keith Dodson. Tickets: $10;
available online at flickingercenter.com.
Information: amt88310@gmail.com or alamogordomusictheatre.org.

Sun City Musical Theatre Season

Sneak Peak The new theater company

will host a Season Sneak Peak Fundraiser

Saturday, Nov. 12, in the Piazza, 6350
Escondido. Wine and cheese at 5 p.m., performances at 5:45 and dessert at 6:45.
Admission is free; donations requested to support obtaining a theater space and production
costs. Information: suncitymusicaltheatre.com
or look for Sun City Musical Theatre on

November 2016

A Christmas Carol American

Southwest Theatre Company presents the

world premiere of the new musical adaptation
of Charles Dickens classic with lyrics by Tom
Smith and music by Roger Butterfly Nov. 18Dec. 4 at NMSUs Center for the Arts, Las
Cruces. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday
through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $17.
Tickets: $10-$18. Information: (575) 646-4515
or nmsutheatre.com.

Shakespeare on the Rocks The 28th

season concludes with Romeo and Julieta, a

bilingual adaptation by Hector Serrano, at 7
p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18-19, at
Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San
Marcial. Tickets are $10 ($8 students, military
and seniors; $6 each groups of ten or more
with 48 hour advance notice). Information:
474-4275, shakespeareontherocks.com or on
In this version of Shakespeare classic romantic
tragedy, the Capulets speak Spanish among
themselves while the rest of the play is in the
original English. This year is the play will be set
along the 19th century US-Mexico border.

A New Brain No Strings Theatre

Company presents the musical by William Finn

and James Lapine Nov. 25-Dec. 11, at Black
Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, in Las
Cruces. Directed by Nora Q. Thomas.
Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sundays Dec. 4 and 11;
and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8. Tickets: $15
($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats
Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
Created by the Tony-winning authors of
Falsettos, this energetic, sardonic, often comical musical is about a composer during a medical emergency. Gordon collapses into his lunch
and awakes in the hospital surrounded by his
maritime-enthusiast lover, his mother, a coworker, the doctor and the nurses.
He had been reluctantly composing a song for
a childrens television show that features a frog,
Mr. Bungee, and the specter of this large
green character and the unfinished work haunts
him throughout his medical ordeal. What was
thought to be a tumor turns out to be something more operable and Gordon recovers,
grateful for a chance to compose the songs he
yearns to produce.

A Seussified Christmas Carol Kids-

N-Co. presents a Dr. Seuss take on the

Christmas classic, written by Peter Bloedel
Dec. 2-11, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340
Murchison. Directed by Mia Carreon.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and
Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $7
($5 children, students, senior citizens, military),
available at the door. Information: 274-8797 or
on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.
A whimsical reinvention of Dickens most
beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets, has zoot-fruited juices and binka-bird
geese, from Bed-Headed Fred to Timmy Loo
Hoo. This tale of glorious holiday cheer is similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up
with, if he ever had his way with the story.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch UTEP

Dinner Theatre in the UTEP Student Union
presents the groundbreaking rock musical Dec.

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Anne Frank returns

to El Paso Playhouse

he actor portraying Peter Van

Daan places his cats cage in the
middle of the stage. Moushi,
whose real name is Punky, has her back
to the audience. The cat whips her head
around, sees the audience and immediately turns herself around in the cage to
face her admirers.
Thats one of my fondest memories of
community theater, in the opening
scenes of the amazing play, The Diary
of Anne Frank, which brings to life the
two years a young girl lives in hiding
with her family during the Holocaust.
That show was in 1979 in the old Los
Pobres theater building, which became
SRO, then Aardvark Theatre and finally
Kids-N-Co. The cat was mine, and I
designed and ran sound for the show.
El Paso Playhouse brings the drama to
life once again this month, directed by
Chistine Ambriz.
But Anne Frank wasnt the first show
presented by the Playhouse board to
Ambriz. They wanted her to do Its a
Wonderful Life for the holiday season.
But Ambriz had just started working as a
volunteer at the Holocaust Museum.
When board vice president Mario
Rodriguez found that out, he offered her
Anne Frank instead.
Her interest in the subject really went
back to her youth.
When we were taught in school about
this part of history, it impacted me,
Ambriz said. As a kid, it grabbed my
attention the amount of people who suffered because of it. Why were so many
people were murdered? For no real reason? It could have been prevented. It
could happen again.
In high school she read the diary and
found it so relatable.
It was a different perspective compared to the historical facts. It was the
life of a girl who, like so many teens,
struggles with her mother, and falls in
love, in this case among the evil going
on around her.
Ambriz credits her love of theater to
EPCC theater instructor Cornelia
Patterson, who got her involved in all
aspects of theater, from acting to stage
She took me under her wing. Ninety
percent of what I know is thanks to her,
Ambriz said.
She took that experience to her church,
where she started a theater program, then
to her aunts school in Jurez, and finally
to the Playhouse.

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2-11, for its Side Dish student production.

Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The musical is about a
fictional punk rock band fronted by a transsexual East German singer named Hedwig. For
mature audiences. Tickets: $15 ($12 faculty,
staff, alumni association members and nonUTEP students; $10 UTEP student with valid
ID). Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
This genre-bending fourth-wall-smashing
musical sensation, with a pulsing score and
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Which brings her to directing Anne

Her cast has some familiar faces, and a
number who are new to the stage.
Thirteen-year-old junior high student
Monserrat Pea plays Anne. Her father,
Otto, is played by William Petit; her
mother, Edith, by long-time thespian
Becky Condra; and her sister, Margot, by
Jazmine Blazquez. UTEP Dinner Theatre
favorite Frank Montes de Oca III plays
the annoying Mr. Van Daan. Rounding
out the cast are Edith Jarrueta as Mrs.
Van Daan, Aaron Velasco as Peter Van
Daan, Sylvia Prieto Lizarraldo as Miep;
Jesse Irwin as Albert Dussel and Hector
Tobias Chacon as Mr. Kraler.
As with all shows, the process has been
stressful on its director. But its been
good stress, creative stress, the kind
thats so rewarding, in the end it was
worth every moment of it.
She worked in particular with each cast
member on developing a real character.
The diary was written from Annes
perspective. But that doesnt mean how
they really were, Ambriz said.
An example is the dentist, Dussel.
The way she portrays him was nothing
how he was. He was actually a lovely
man, well respected in his community.
But she felt he didnt respect her and
took her room away.
Mrs. Van Daan wasnt just a flirt talking politics. All the characters have their
layers. The challenge was for each actor
was to create many layers, to find that
balance between what Anne saw and the
historical characters. Its been a blessing
in itself to see the actors grow.

Carol Viescas is a veteran of

community theater and teaches
journalism at Bel Air High School.

El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl,
Oct. 28-Nov. 20. Showtimes are 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets: $11 ($9 seniors; $8 students and
military). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.

performances, tells the story of one of the

most unique characters to ever hit the stage: a
man who suffered a botched sex change operation transformed into the infamous Hedwig.

The Wizard of Oz Las Cruces

Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las

Cruces Downtown Mall, presents the musical
based on L. Frank Baums classic play, Dec. 218. Directed by Janet Beatty-Payne.
Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
and 2 p.m. Sundays, plus 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec.
15.Tickets: $14 ($13 student, senior, military,
$11 children under 6. Information: (575) 5231200 or lcctnm.org.
November 2016

Film Salon The Film Salon, now at Alamo

Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E. Montecillo, begins

its series on Hitchcock: The Paramount
Years, with To Catch A Thief, at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5. Tickets: $3; available online
at drafthouse.com. Information: filmsalon.org.
Cary Grant plays a reformed cat burglar on
the Riviera and Grace Kelly is a beautiful, proper and properly bored American heiress.
Next film in the series is The Trouble With
Harry (Dec. 3).

Jays Pix Presents at the International

Museum Film historian Jay Duncan and the

Sunset Film Society host film presentations at 2

p.m. Saturdays at International Museum of Art,
1211 Montana. Presentations include commentary, anecdotes and facts behind the films. No
movie Nov. 5. Admission is free; donations and
museum membership appreciated. Snacks available for purchase. Information: 543-6747
(museum), internationalmuseumofart.net.
Nov. 12: The Manchurian Candidate,
(1962). Based on the 1959 novel by Richard
Condon. Starring Frank Sinatra, Janet Leigh,
Laurence Harvey and Angela Lansbury, who
was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
Nov. 19: Being There, (1979). Jerzy
Kosinski adaptation of his 1970 novella features
Peter Sellers as a simple-minded middle-aged
gardener who suddenly becomes involved in
the world of the rich and powerful.
Nov. 26: Blazing Saddles, (1974). Gene
Wilder, who passed away Aug. 29, plays the
Waco Kid in Mel Brooks zany Western.
Nominated for three Academy Awards.

Pax Christi Film Series The series

presents the documentary Citizen Koch at 3

p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Mother Teresa
Center, 2400 E. Yandell. The film is about the
political influence of wealthy political donors,
particularly the Koch brothers, in the aftermath
of Citizens United v. FEC. Discussion will follow. Admission is free. Information: 740-3962.

Jays Pix Presents Jay Duncan and the

Sunset Film Society present A Fish Called

Wanda at noon Sunday, Nov. 20, at
Ardovinos Desert Crossings gallery, One
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Admission is
free but reservations strongly recommended;
RVSP via sunsetfilmsociety.org.
The quirky American-British heist comedy
with a screenplay written by John Cleese
(Monty Python) involves stolen diamonds and
double-crosses. Nominated for three Academy
Awards, it won Best Supporting Actor for
Kevin Kline.

Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de

Guadalupe 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. Theatre closed Nov. 4 and Nov.
24. Information, schedule: (575) 524-8287 or
Oct. 28-Nov. 3: Anthropoid. Based on the
true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII
mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard
Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final
Solution. No Oct. 29 matinee.
Special Halloween weekend showing of
Night of the Creeps is 10:30 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 29. All seats are $5. Two college fresh-

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men find the frozen remains of a boy who

swallowed alien slugs the corpse thaws and
the slugs terrorize the campus.
Nov. 5-10: Other People. A struggling
comedy writer in New York City returns home
to Sacramento to care for his dying mother.
Nov. 11-17: Lamb. When an Ethiopian boy
moves in with distant relatives he takes his pet
sheep with him but the upcoming holidays spell
danger for his beloved friend.
Nov. 18-23: Certain Women. The lives of
three women intersect in small-town America,
where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.
Nov. 25-Dec. 1: The Dressmaker. A
glamorous woman returns from Paris to her
small town in Australia. No matinee Nov. 26.

Directed by Tom Ford.

A Street Cat Named Bob (Sony) Bob,
Ruta Gedmintas, Luke Treadaway. Directed by
Riger Spottiswoode.
Nov. 25:
Allied (Paramount) Brad Pitt, Marion
Cotillard, Jared Harris. Directed by Robert
Bad Santa 2 (Broad Green) Billy Bob
Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox. Directed by
Mark Waters. Sequel to 2003 film.
Lion (Weinstein) Rooney Mara, Dev Patel,
Nicole Kidman. Directed by Garth Davis.
Moana (Disney) CG Animation. Voices of
Dwayne Johnson, Jemaine Clement, Alan
Tudyk. Directed by Ron Clements, John
Musker, Don Hall and Chris Williams.
Rules Dont Apply (20th Century-Fox) Ed
Harris, Haley Bennett, Lily Collins. Directed by
Warren Beatty.

DVD/Blu-ray Releases

Nov. 1:
Star Trek Beyond. PG-13
Bad Moms. R

Nov. 8:
Indignation. R
Sausage Party. R

Nov. 15:
Finding Dory. PG

Nov. 22:
Hell or High Water. R
Nov. 29:

Dec. 6:
The Secret Life of Pets. PG

Jays 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):
Nov. 4:
Doctor Strange (Disney) Benedict
Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton.
Directed by Scott Derrickson. Based on the
MARVEL comic.
Hacksaw Ridge (Summit) Andrew
Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Sam Worthington.
Directed by Mel Gibson.
Harry Benson: Shoot First (Magnolia)
Documentary on 86-year-old celebrity photographer Harry Benson. Directed by Justin Bare
and Matthew Miele.
Loving (Focus) Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga,
Will Dalton. Directed by Jeff Nichols.
Trolls (20th Century-Fox) CG Animation.
Voices of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake,
Zooey Deschanel. Directed by Mike Mitchell
and Dohrn.
Nov. 11:
Almost Christmas (Universal) Danny
Glover, Gabrielle Union, Jessie T. Usher.
Directed by David E. Talbert.
Arrival (Paramount) Jeremy Renner, Amy
Adams, Michael Stuhlbarg. Directed by Denis
Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk (Sony) Vin
Diesel, Kristen Stewart, Steve Martin. Directed
by Ang Lee.
Elle (Sony Classics) Isabell Huppert,
Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny. Directed by
Paul Verhoeven.
The Love Witch (Oscilloscope) Samantha
Robinson, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Laura
Waddell. Directed by Anna Biller.
Shut In (EuropaCorp) Jacob Tremblay,
Naomi Watts, Charlie Heaton. Directed by
Farren Blackburn.
Nov. 18:
Bleed for This (Open Road) Ted Levine,
Katey Sagal, Miles Teller. Directed by Ben
The Edge of Seventeen (STX) Hailee
Steinfeld, Blake Jenner, Kyra Sedgwick.
Directed by Kelly Fremon Craig.
The Eyes of My Mother (Magnet) Diana
Agostini, Will Brill, Olivia Bond. Directed by
Nicolas Pesce.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
(Warner Bros.) Eddie Redmayne, Zo
Kravitz, Colin Farrell. Directed by David Yates.
Written by J.K. Rowling.
Manchester by the Sea (Roadside) Casey
Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler.
Directed by Kenneth Lonergan.
Nocturnal Animals (Focus Features) Jake
Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon.

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Local: Trans-Siberian
Orchestra returns on Black
Friday at UTEP

If you are all about Black Friday madness,

but need to get your fill of holiday-inspired
mash-ups of hard rock and heavy metal, then
you have a real conundrum on your hands.
The annual holiday tradition of TransSiberian Orchestra has returned to the Sun
City after playing Las Cruces in 2014, performing two shows Nov. 25 at the Don
Haskins Center. The theme this year the
same as last years tour, but since TSO
skipped the Borderland in 2015 it will feel
like a brand new show. The primary focus is
their telling of The Ghosts of Christmas
Eve, which was conceived for television.
For the live production they have integrated
segments of the TV show with a live narrator
and full rock band. As always the show will
be a bountiful buffet for the eyes and ears. It
is part rock concert, Broadway spectacular,
brilliant light show, pyrotechnical blitz and
more. For many this Thanksgiving will
include being thankful for the following
days return of Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

National: Alejandro Escovedo,

Burn Something Beautiful,
Fantasy Records

This artist comes from a very famous family

his brothers performed with Santana and
his niece Sheila E. played drums with Prince
but Alejandro Escovedo now seems to be
adopted by the musical family of The Minus
5 as well. On his latest release Escovedo has
teamed up with Minus 5s Scott McCaughey
and Peter Buck (also of R.E.M. fame). Those
two serve as musicians, co-writers, and producers. The rest of the group is filled out by
members of Fastbacks, Decemberists,
Sleater-Kinney and Neko Case, but even
with all the new blood on board Escovedo is
still unmistakable. This new cast of characters has only enhanced his guitar-driven Alt.
Country punk blend. Burn Something
Beautiful finds him exploring rock n roll
life, mortality and love, all complimented by
his ruckus-raising sounds, with a few downtempo numbers and some signature
Americana. There isnt any time to burn: If
you want something beautiful be sure to pick
up the new Alejandro Escovedo.

Dinosaur Jr., Give a Glimpse

of What Yer Not, Jagjaguwar

After breaking up nearly two decades ago

and silent as a group half that time, Dinosaur
Jr. has consistently issued new, brilliant
releases about every two and a half years
since they reunited. Nevertheless, many
scratch their heads when they try to place a
single song to their name. It is so hard to
believe that Dinosaur Jr. can be considered
the godfathers of alternative rock by some.
They somehow never found their way from
the critics table onto the main floor, and
unfortunately many just lumped them into
the alternative migration of the early 90s.
Hopefully they will earn some long overdue
respect with their amazing new disc Give a
Glimpse of What Yer Not. They are back
with their high-decibel, feedback-scorched
guitar, combined with lead vocalist J.
Masciss trademarked nasal-tinged impassioned whine. The pounding drums, thumbing bass and fuzzy wobble are front and center, even channeling a touch of Black
Sabbath on I Walk for Miles. Bassist Lou
Barlow takes helm of the ship on two cuts,
steering them into choppy water with a duo
of trippy Byrds-like tunes; but somehow they
come out unscathed and better for it, and
continue on their rock course. Give a
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Glimpse of What Yer Not, provides a longing stare into what youve been missing if
you have yet to discover Dinosaur Jr.

National: Drive-By Truckers,

American Band, ATO

The band rounded out 2015 with the tremendous gift of Its Great to Be Alive, the
incredible live concert album stretched over
three CDs. The band is back in less than a
year reaffirming that albums title, because
any time the Drive-By Truckers have new
music it is certainly great to be alive. Their
latest is American Band, which does the
Truckers trick by hooking you with the very
first spin. Subsequent runs adig deep into
songwriter talents of both Patterson Hood
and Mike Cooley. They still have plenty to
say from depression to race to guns to television evangelists, just to scratch the surface.
The first cut, Baggage, is an unsettled
reflection into the suicide of Robin Williams.
The last is Kinky Hypocrite, which musically seems to be ripped from the Rolling
Stones playbook, with lyrics highlighted by
their southern drawl. You might think it is all
gloom and doom ,but as they say in the liner
notes, Play it Loud! This directive take
things to a new level of brilliance. The
Drive-By Truckers are the American Band
you can always depend on to come through
with their special southern blend even as
they approach two decades in the business.

Collectibles: Black Friday has

vinyl lovers giving thanks

Forget Walmart, Best Buy, Target and all the

other chain stores with their Black Friday
deals the place to be Nov. 25 is your local
record store. This magical day for record
lovers is Record Store Day Back to Black
Friday, the weight-watchers version of the
even bigger annual April date. This years
releases have some true standouts, and as the
name suggests, shiny silver CDs will be kept
to a minimum. There will be box sets, LPs,
10 inch EPs, and 7-inch singles aplenty.
Many of the full-length titles would challenge a box of 64 Crayolas for variety. Some
will appear on the format for the very first
time, from Iggy and the Stooges to Ben
Folds live to the Underworld Soundtrack to
lullaby renditions of Depeche Mode classics.
The 45s take on a great presence with picture
discs, anniversary editions, deluxe pressings,
and perhaps the best package of all is coming
from the original shock rocker himself, Alice
Cooper. He will debut a performance recording of the original group that reunited Oct. 5,
2015, on a metallic ink-stamped numbered
sleeve, with six bonus 5x7 double-sided art
prints all autographed by the four surviving
members. This barely scratches the surface.
As always. quantities are obscenely limited,
so get out early.

Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin

Dice Music. Drop him a line at
November 2016

El Paso Coyotes El Pasos new Major

Arena Soccer League teams home games are

at the El Paso County Coliseum. Information:
229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or Facebook.
7:35 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2: Dallas Sidekicks
7:35 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10: Sonora Soles.

UTEP Mens Basketball - Don Haskins

Center. Games are 7 p.m. Information: 7475234 or utepathletics.com.
Saturday, Dec. 3: Northwestern State
Tuesday, Dec. 13: NMSU
Saturday, Dec. 17: Northern Arizona

Its A Wonderful Life El Paso

Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the
Christmas classic based on the Frank Capra fil
m8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8-18. Tickets: $8-$11.
Information: 532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com.
La Galeria de la Mison de Senec

The Ysleta Independent School Districts gallery

is at 8455 Alameda. The 19th annual Lady of
Guadalupe exhibit is Dec. 1-Jan. 12. Opening
reception is 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.
Information: 434-9703.

El Paso Rhinos - El Pasos Junior League ice

hockey team hosts the Valencia Flyers 7:30

p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday,
Dec. 9-11 at Sierra Providence Events Center,
4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $5-$20. Free to active
military with ID. Information: 479-PUCK
(7825) or elpasorhinos.com.

Its Not Over Christmas event

Books Are Gems, 7744 North Loop Ste B

(behind Compass Bank), a nonprofit organization that sells and gives away new and used
books, hosts its holiday event 1 to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10, with free toys and books
for children, family activities, a street dance
competition, food, antojitos, and vendors.
Information: 497-9501 or itsnotover.us.

Lady of the Mountain The 3rd annual

Half Marathon, 10K and 5K runs begin at
Saturday, Dec. 10, at Griggs Field, Fairgrounds
Road and N. Florida in Alamogordo.
Registration at active.com. Information: ladyofthemountainrun.com.
The Howling Wolfmen The German

psychobilly band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday,

Dec. 10, at Mesa Music Hall, 4151 N. Mesa,
with the Car Bombs and Lucky Machetes.
Tickets: $8. Information: 599-8585 or on
Facebook at Mesa Music Hall.

Barrio Christmas 7 p.m. Saturday and

2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10-11, at the

Philanthropy Theatre. Los Actores presents an
El Paso-based bilingual production taken loosely from Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol.
Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 5334020 or epcf.org.

Humbug & Sugar Plum The UTEP

Department of Theatre and Dance presents its

new two-part holiday event featuring Old
Scrooge and Jazz Nutcracker Dec. 11-17,
in UTEPs Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre.
Show time is Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16-17,
2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 and 18. Tickets: $9$14. Information: 747-5118,
theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.
Old Scrooge is a one-act version of Charles
Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, and Jazz
Nutcracker is a jazzy suite of dances based on
the quintessential holiday ballet, set in the Big
Band era of the 1940s.
November 2016


UTEP Womens Basketball - Don

Haskins Center. Information: 747-5234 or

7:05 p.m. Dec. 15: NMSU
1:05 p.m. Dec. 28: CSU Bakersfield

Happy Hippie Holidaze Open House

The Hal Marcus Gallery, 1308 N. Oregon,

hosts its 46th annual Happy Holidaze Open
House arts and craft fair 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dec. 17. Admission is free. Information: 5339090 or halmarcus.com.

Grapplefest 25 Combat Sports Club

hosts the grappling event 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dec. 17, at Las Cruces High School, 1750 El
Paseo. Spectator admission is $15. Participant
registration online at combatsportsclub.com.

Senior All-Star Football Classic The

25th annual greater El Paso football showcase
game is Saturday, Dec. 17, at UTEPs Sun
Bowl stadium. The Greater El Paso Football
Showcase All-Star Game features El Paso area
football athletes playing on East/West teams.
Also featured are cheerleaders, band, dancers,
trainers, and JROTC cadets.
WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl
Invitational The 55th annual WestStar

Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational is Dec.

21-22 at UTEPs Don Haskins Center. UTEP
hosts Maryland Eastern Shore, Akron and UC
Irvine. Information: 533-4416 or 747-5234
(UTEP Ticket Center). Website: sunbowl.org.

The Great Russian Nutcracker The

Moscow Ballet presents the 24th annual performances of the holiday classic at 3 and 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 23, and noon Christmas Eve,
Saturday, Dec. 24, at the Plaza Theatre.
Tickets start at $30. (Ticketmaster). Group discounts and VIP packages available. Information:
Hyundai Sun Bowl The 83rd annual

football classic begins at noon, Friday, Dec. 30.

Teams, to be announced, will come from the
ACC and Pac-12 conferences. Tickets: $22,
$32, $42, $52 and $62 (Ticketmaster).
Captains Club tickets: $652. Information: 5334416, 1-800-915-BOWL or sunbowl.org.
The 17th annual Sun Bowl Fan Fiesta is 4 to
8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at El Paso
Convention Center, with various live bands, a
battle of the university bands, childrens entertainment and more. Admission is free; $5 for
wristband for interactive games.

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