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Name that Street MAY 2011

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FeatherFest — The 11th annual Family Day La Viña Spring Wine Festival — The
at the Garden is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, annual spring celebration of music, arts and
May 2000
may 2011 April 30, at Keystone Heritage Park, 4200
Doniphan. The event offers tours, nature
booths and presentations on plants, wildlife,
archaeology and history by local experts, family
crafts, food and award-winning New Mexico
wines is noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,
April 30-May 1, at La Viña Winery, 4201 S.
NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M. one mile
activities and more. Food available for pur- north of Vinton Road on Highway 28. This May Roundup 3-18
chase. Admission: $3. Information: 584-0563 or year’s poster artist is Kathy Morrow. Tents, Behind the Scene 6
keystoneheritagepark.org. tables and chairs are provided. No picnic bas- Scene Spotlight 6
An Arroyo Hike begins at 8 a.m. through the kets, pets or outside beverages allowed.
Program Notes 19-20
Park and Resler Arroyo. Participants learn Admission: $15 for adults, includes compli-
about geology and area’s natural habitat. Hike mentary glass and choice of nine tastes of wine Here’s the Ticket 21-23
lasts about two hours; not recommended for (or a glass of wine of one’s choice); $5 ages 12- Music, Comedy 24-25
children. Cost: $5. 20; free for ages 12 and younger. Be prepared Dance 26-27
to show ID. Information: (575) 882-7632 or Viva Juárez 27
‘First Thanksgiving’ — The annual reen- lavinawinery.com.
actment is 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in the San Sports 29-32
Saturday’s music: Summer Fun for Kids 33,36
Elizario Plaza, presenting the arrival of the first
• Noon — Mike Hamilton & Friends
Spanish settlers in this area in April 1598. Eden Feature:
• 2:15 p.m. — PT & The Cruisers
Enterprises and El Paso Mission Trail Name that Street 37-39
• 4:30 p.m. — Kat Crosby Band
Association presents the 45-minute historical Nature 40-42
Sunday’s music:
reenactment of the arrival of the first Spanish History Lessons 43
• Noon — Mike Hamilton & Friends
settlers in the area in April 1598. Costumed
• 2:15 p.m. — Big Easy Becoming Bicultural 44
‘Dia de los Niños, Dia de los Libros’ — actors and dancers portray the Native
• 4:30 p.m. – Frank Zona & Urban Edge. At the Museum 45-47
The 15th annual children’s day/book day 11 Americans and Spaniards, who give thanks and
celebrate after the perilous crossing of the Scout Expo — The Yucca Council’s Boy Racking Up History 48
a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at
Chihuahuan Desert and the arrival at the banks Scouts and Girls Scouts of the Desert SW Art Scene 49-52
Washington Park, next to the El Paso Zoo. A
free new book will be provided to each child of the Rio Grande. Admission is free. Southwest, will host a Scout Expo 10 a.m. to 5 Gallery Talk 54-55
who attends the event, along with other free Information: 851-9997 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Washington Park, in El Paso FishNet 55
goodies. Admission is free. Information: 543- The event is offered in conjunction with the conjunction with the annual Dia de los On Stage 56-58
5468 or elpasolibrary.org. San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society Libros/Dia de los Niños event. Admission is Stage Talk 57
The idea for “Dia de los Niños, Dia de los Conference. See “History Lessons” for details. free. Information: Jack Galindo, 543-5468.
Keep on Bookin' 59-60
Libros” comes from Latin America where A joint camp-out with the Boy Scouts and Girl
Go Fly A Kite! — Mothers and More hosts a Scouts is Friday and Saturday nights, April 29- Film Scene 61-62
Children’s Day honors young people in the family kite-flying event beginning at 10 a.m.
30, at Bowen Ranch. Information: David Panko: Liner Notes 63
same way in which Mother’s Day and Father’s Saturday, April 30, at Francisco Delgado Park,
Day are celebrated. Mora started America’s 525-9257. June Preview 64-65
on Imperial Ridge behind Franklin High School,
celebration of Children’s Day in 1996 to cele- also featuring free snacks and drinks, games, Spirit of the Painted Sky Powwow —
brate children and promote literacy. El Paso Scene User’s Guide 15
prizes, balloon animals and more. Admission is The 2nd annual powwow is April 30-May 1,
In conjunction with the event, both area Boy free. Information: at VFW 812, 2400 Davis Seamon (McKelligon Advertiser Index 66
and Girl Scouts will host a Scout Expo until 5 mothersandmorewestep@yahoo.com or meet- Subscription Form 66
p.m. up.com/mothersandmorewestep. Please see Page 5

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May Roundup off 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the
Fabens Airport, one mile northeast of Fabens,
Cont’d from Page 3 Texas off N. Fabens Road. The event features
chili and other food cook-offs, non-profits and
Canyon) The event, sponsored by United Inter-
information booths, arts, crafts and entertain-
Tribal Nations. About 17 different tribes will be
ment. Proceeds benefit the club’s charitable
represented, including Cherokee, Apache,
causes. Information: H.W. “Bill” Sparks, 594-
Comanche, Tigua and others from throughout
7022 or (outside El Paso) 1-866-594-7022, or
the country. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
A “People’s Choice” competition and awards
Admission: $2 (free for ages 12 and younger).
for bragging rights for Best Beans, Salsa, and
Information: 599-1936 or
homemade Chili will also be hosted. There is
no entry fee for this competition.
Events include art, crafts, dress, music and
food, and a performance by award-winning ‘Fashionistas Inspiring Girls’ Fashion
recording artist and renowned Native Show — Latinitas will host a charity girl
American flutist Randy Granger. Host Drum is empowerment fashion show 3 to 6 p.m.
“Smokestack.” Saturday, May 14, at EPCC’s Administrative
Services Center, 9050 Viscount, featuring cloth-
Sportspark Chili Cook-off —
ing for girls, teens and women. The family-
Commissioner Anna Perez, El Paso County
friendly event also includes live music, video
Sports Commission and El Paso Diablos host
screening, youth artwork exhibit, dance per-
the first ever Sportspark “Just for Fun” Chili
formances, guest speaker and vendor booths
Cook-off, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30,
from local boutiques and shops. Proceeds ben-
at El Paso County Sportspark, 1780 N.
efit the Latinitas scholarship fund. Tickets: $10
Zaragoza, featuring music, prizes and a per-
in advance; $15 day of event. Available online at
formance by the El Paso Diablos Cheerleaders.
LatinitasMagazine.org. Information: 219-8554
Admission is free. Information: 546-2014, com-
or latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com.
Cook-off participation fee is $25; cash prizes Juntos Art and Literature Festival —
for first, second and third place winners; other Juntos Art Association will host the art and lit-
prizes for best decorated booth. Participants erature festival, “Threads of Our Culture,”
may begin setting up at 7 a.m. Registration beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at El
forms available at epcounty.com. Paso Public Library’s Main Branch, 501 N.
Oregon, bringing artists, writers, and more to
Borderland Tradeshow — The 25th annu-
the high schools to meet the students and pres-
al is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday,
ent their work in the various fields of
May 3-4, at the El Paso Convention Center.
Chicano/Latino art and literature. Opening ded-
The trade show serves maquila/production
ication is by Rosa Guerrero. Admission to all
industries in West Texas, New Mexico and
events is free. Information: 543-5412 or 203-
Chihuahua, with several companies represent-
ed featuring the New Generation of Industrial
A special screening of the documentary
Suppliers. Various seminars will be offered.
“Revolution and its Culture: 1910-1929” pro-
Admission is free for industry professionals.
duced by Arizona State University’s Hispanic
Information: 771-7061 or borderland-
Research Center, is 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 20,
at UTEP Library’s Blumberg Building Room
Engineering, purchasing and management pro-
111. A reception for the Juntos Art Exhibition
fessionals will be present who work directly in
follows at 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the UTEP Library’s
the following manufacturing industries: aero-
third floor McNeely Room featuring music by
space, defense, military apparel, appliance/auto-
motive, consumer goods, electronics, fabricat-
Saturday’s schedule:
ed metal products, metal casting services, plas-
• 9:30 a.m. — Presentation by Chicano art
tics and telecommunications.
scholar Dr. Tomas Ybarra-Frausto and a music
El Paso Champagne Festival — Matt workshop with CEIBA
Kearney and Parachute headline the 93.1 KISS- • 10:30 a.m. — Benjamin Saenz literary pres-
FM event featuring sparkling wines, cham- entation and printmaking workshop with Oscar
pagnes and craft beer tasting Friday and Moya
Saturday, May 6-7, Downtown next to the • 11:30 a.m. — Denise Chavez literary presen-
Plaza Theatre. Each day features two stages ten tation and repujado workshop with Maria
live bands with Kearney (“Nothing Left to Almeida Natividad
Lose” “Breathe In, Breathe Out”) Friday night • 12:30 p.m. — Presentation by Harvard schol-
and Parachute “She is Love,” “Under Control”) ar and writer Dr. David Carrasco, Harvard
Saturday. Admission is $15; available in advance scholar and writer, and writing workshop with
at all Western Beverage locations). Information: Donna Snyder
Information: 544-9300 or kisselpaso.com. • 2 p.m. — Mexican Revolution film by ASU
Champagne and wine tastings are 5 to 9 p.m. Hispanic Research and a repujado workshop
in the MacGuire Lobby, with events along Main with Romy Hawkins
Street, Pioneer Plaza and Arts Festival Plaza as • 3 p.m. Presentation by Los Angeles filmmak-
well as in the Oasis Bistro at the Plaza Theatre. er and writer Jesus Treviño and photography
In conjunction with the event, Time Warner workshop by Diana Molina
will sponsor two film (titles to be announced) • 4 p.m. — Presentation on Dr. Maria Luisa
in the Plaza Theatre at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Parra on raising bilingual children and music
workshop with Nancy Green
Spirit of Amigo Travel Fairs — El Paso • 5:30 p.m. — Book signing and festival closing
Convention and Visitors Bureau and El Paso with Sun Dancers.
Hotel Motel Association will host the 8th annu- Juntos Art Association is a non-profit arts
al tourism trade show and luncheon at 11 a.m. organization in El Paso that is comprised of
Thursday, May 12, in recognition of National professional artists, educators, librarians,
Tourism Week, at the El Paso Convention lawyers and other professionals.
Center. Information/reservations: 534-0681 or
visitelpaso.com. Armed Forces Day — The community is
invited to Fort Bliss for the annual Armed
Fabulous Fabens Chili Cook-Off — East Forces Day activities 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
El Paso Rotary Club and Pod of the Pass will
host its 3rd annual CASI-sanctioned chili cook- Please see Page 5
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as well as animal rescue groups and a pet adop-
May Roundup tion area. The walker raising the most money
Thunder in the Canyon — The car show, along this popular path. Hosted by the office of
city Rep. Susie Byrd. Admission is free.
motorcycle run and parade benefiting Miracle
Cont’d from Page 4 wins a three-day weekend at High Sierra League is noon Saturday, May 28, in Information: 541-4416 or district2@elpaso-
Condominiums. McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Bike run texas.gov.
Saturday, May 21, at Biggs Park, featuring
returns to canyon at 3 p.m. Concerts featuring
equipment static displays, demonstrations by The Wedding Show — The summer bridal TeenFest Concert and Car show — El
tribute bands begin at 4 p.m. including
Military Police Work Dog Teams, entertainment extravaganza is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May Paso Public Library’s 6th annual teen summer
Aeromyth (Aerosmith Tribute), Cowboys from
by the 62nd Army Band, a chili cook-off, car 22, at Butterfield Trail Golf Club, 1858 reading program kickoff is noon to 6 p.m.
Hell Paso (Pantera Tribute) and Alive in Chains
show, historical tours, food and drink conces- Cottonwoods. The show is the only outdoor- Saturday, June 4, at Cohen Stadium, featuring
(Alice in Chains Tribute). Registration: $20
sions and more. Admission is free and the pub- tent bridal fair in the El Paso/Las Cruces are. informational and carnival booths, games, live
motorcycles; $25 cars. General admission: $20
lic is welcome. Information: 568-4505. Guests can view several wedding vendors and entertainment, car and bike show, giveaways
Information: 779-4770 or 227-4990.
enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, couture fashion and more. Admission is free. Information: 543-
Feast in the Middle East — The annual shows and mini-makeovers. A Tribute to Mike Guerrero — The car 5479, 543-5495 or
May dinner and festival is Saturday and Sunday,
Admission: $5. Information: 355-6940 or show and dance honoring the local D.J. is hernandezca@elpasotexas.gov.
May 21-22, at St. George Antiochian
theweddingshowelpaso.com. Sunday, May 29, at El Maida Shrine Center, Teen Fest Is the kick-off for The El Paso Public
Orthodox Christian Church and the Summit
6331 Alameda. Car show is noon to 6 p.m. Library 7-week Summer Reading Club event
Ballroom & Conference Center, 120 N. ‘Aging to Perfection’ expo — The Rio for teens. Teens may learn to apply for a library
with Fox 92.3 Jukebox live, and a dance featur-
Festival. Grande Area Agency on Aging’s 12th annual
ing live local bands at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit card at the kick-off.
Hours are noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon senior expo is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday,
Centro de Mujeres de la Esperanza. Also featured are performances by local bands
to 7 p.m. Sunday. The event includes live May 25, at the El Paso Convention Center.
Registration: $25 in advance (ticketbully.com); and organizations, and information booths on
Arabic music, authentic Middle Eastern food, The event focuses on increasing awareness of
$30 day of show. Car show open to all vehicles; education and health. Youth can apply for a
full bar, bake table and guided church tours. the resources available to enhance quality of life
space is limited. Information: eptcruising.com. library card and join the El Paso Public Library
Admission is $2 (free with advance purchase and promote independence for older adults and
Summer Reading Club.
of $15 in food tickets); children 9 and under family caregivers. Admission is free. La Union Maze — The maze is open for New this years a TeenFest t-shirt design con-
admitted free. Information: 584-9100 or 544- Information: 533-0998 or riocog.org. the first time in the spring season, 11 a.m. to 8 test for ages 13-19; call for information.
2570, or stgeorgemayfestival.com. p.m. Saturdays and noon to 7 p.m. Sundays
KLAQ International Balloonfest — The
through May 29, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Southern New Mexico
K-9 Classic — The Humane Society of El 26th annual festival is Saturday through
Monday, May 30, on at 1101 Highway 28 in La
Paso’s 22nd annual one-mile pet walk “Walk for Monday, May 28-30 at Wet N Wild Waterpark
Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery. Las Cruces Showcase of Homes — The
All Pets” is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at in Anthony, Texas. The event includes colorful
Activities include short 7-acre maze, big jump- Las Cruces Homebuilders Association presents
Eastwood Park, 3001 Parkwood, sponsored by mass balloon launches each morning as well as
ing pillow, pedal cars, cow train, air cannon, the Spring Showcase of Homes Weekend April
Popular Mattress. Proceeds benefit the balloon rides, water rides, vendors and live
tube slides, sand box, tents, picnic tables and 29-May 1 and May 6-8 for anyone in the mar-
Humane Society. Pet walk begins at 10 a.m. concerts nightly, at Wet N. Wild Waterworld in
more. Admission: $6 ($3 ages 4 and younger; ket for a new home as well as looking at design
with pet fashion show and competitions, grand Anthony, Texas. Ticket information: 544-9550
free for children not yet walking. Information: and decorating ideas. Hours are 4 to 7 p.m.
prize giveaway and other prize drawings at 11 or klaq.com.
549-1323 or launionmaze.com. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to
a.m. Entry fee is $25 for first pet ($30 day of This year’s concert headliners include:
5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information:
event), $5 for each additional pet; includes t- • Saturday — hard rockers HellYeah (“Hell of Scenic Sundays — El Paso area citizens and (575) 526-6126 or lascrucesshowcase-
shirts (first 300 registered) for owner and A Time,” “You Wouldn’t Know”) their pets are invited to ride, skate, walk or run ofhomes.com.
goody bag. Walkers raising pledges of $60 or • Sunday — alternative rock band Finger on Scenic Drive, from Rim Road to Richmond, Maps of homes featured available at the
more eligible to win special gift packs. Eleven (“Paralyzer,” “One Thing”) 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sundays through September, Building Industry Association Office at 2825 N.
Information: 532-6971, Ext. 12 or humanesoci- • Monday — alternative metal bands Pop Evil and 7 a.m. to noon during the fall and winter Main Street in Las Cruces.
etyelpaso.org. (“Hero,” “Last Man Standing”) and Drowning months. Safety barrels will line the area and the
Several pet-related vendors will be on hand, Pool (“Bodies”). El Paso Police Department will provide security Please see Page 7

May 2011 El Paso Scene Page 5

’ve been in many artists’ homes, and
Rubin Center — Showing May 26-Sept. 21 at typically their home also serves as a
UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the gallery for their own art. Hal Marcus’s
Visual Arts is “Light Lines: Jay Atherton and Cy
home in Sunset Heights is a bit different
Keener.” Page 41.
— while there is plenty of his own art on
El Paso Convention and Performing Arts display, most of the art that fills the walls,
Center — Events include Electric Love Fest with hallways and surrounding gardens is by
Erick Morillo (May 27) at the Convention Center; other local artists.
Scene Spotlight highlights events Thunder in the Canyon (May 28) at McKelligon
In fact, Hal’s house on North Oregon
advertised in this issue. Canyon and Barbara Driscoll School of Ballet
(June 4) at the Plaza Theatre. Page 51.
may very well be his true magnum opus
— his greatest achievement as an artist.
Broadway In El Paso — Season tickets for 2011- Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert What’s evident throughout the house is
2012 include “Shrek” (Oct. 25-26), “Young Crossing — The 9th annual market is Saturdays a sheer love of art in all forms. Every
Frankenstein” (Nov. 20), “Fiddler on the Roof” beginning May 28. Page 56.
(Dec. 13) and “Wicked” (Feb. 1-12). Page 2.
style of art, every medium is represented.
LYNX Exhibits — Showing through May 29: Even the staircase is a work of art, craft-
Showtime! El Paso — Season tickets for 2011- “Treasure!” The art show “Hidden Treasures” is ed by an El Paso artisan. There is a spirit
2012 include Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats (Sept. featured in Lynx’s Artisan Gallery. “Take Flight” of spontaneity throughout the house and er page). This is an example of what can
25), Chris Burton Jácome Flamenco Ensemble and ”Noise” exhibits begin June 11. Page 49, 50. happen in the digital age where every-
grounds — the roof is covered with
(Oct. 26), Take Me Home: Music of John Denver thing is electronic until the final plate is
(Nov. 6), Aion Clarke (Feb. 19) and Surfin’ Safari Memorial Day Mass — May 30 at Mount multi-colored shingles. The back patio is
Carmel Cemetery. Page 45. a mosaic of tiles that Hal collected from made and put on the press. I accidentally
(April 22). Page 67.
odd lots. miscoded the page numbers on the digital
‘Forever Tango’ — The internationally celebrated La Union Maze — The maze is open forspring
The house has been Hal’s ongoing proj- documents sent to the printers. It’s one of
Broadway musical is May 8 at the Abraham season weekends and Memorial Day through
May 30 in La Union. Page 32. ect since the early 1970s, and he recently those goofs that required a series of mis-
Chavez Theatre. Page 68. takes to happen — but when you’ve been
decided to share it with others in a new
‘The Three Musketeers’ — UTEP presents Ken San Elizario Art District — Most galleries and publishing a paper for nearly 18 years,
studios are open Wednesdays through Saturdays
book, “Hal Marcus El Paso Arthouse,”
Ludwig’s adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’s adven- filled with photographs by Mark Schrier everything can happen once. My goal is
ture April 29-May 8 at Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Page 53.
that detail both the house’s design and art to make sure that it doesn’t happen again!
Theatre. Page 18. Hal Marcus Gallery — Now showing at the new collection. Hal provides the accompany- ***
La Viña Spring Wine Festival — The annual location on Oregon is “The Nine.” Page 49.
ing text and his wife, Patricia Medici,
spring celebration of music, arts and crafts, food Ascarate Flea Market — The flea market is now wrote the foreword. This month’s issue kicks off the
and wines is April 30-May 1 at La Viña Winery in open Friday evenings. Page 66. This month’s El Paso Scene cover pro- “Summer Fun Guide” listings in El Paso
La Union. Page 12. vides a taste of what’s in the book, and Scene (see Pages 33 and 36) and you can
‘La Fille Mal Gardée’ — El Paso Conservatory of
Spirit of the Painted Sky Powwow — April Dance’s annual ballet is June 3-5, Chamizal also what the public can experience first- expect a more comprehensive section in
30-May 1 at VFW 812. Page 27. National Memorial. Page 10. hand May 21 at the Sunset Heights Tour the June issue that comes out May 25.
EPAA Crossland Gallery — Showing April 30- of Homes (see details in “History Please send any information on summer
El Paso Summer Music Festival — La Catrina
May 28 are painters Linda Noack and L.B. McKay; Lessons” on Page 43 or the ad on Page camps and classes to news@epscene.com
Quartet and the winners of the 2011 Young
Warren Smart solo show and “May Illusions” Musicians Competition perform June 4 at UTEP’s 50). by May 10.
works by Georgina Gomez, Rudi Leidelmeyer and Fox Fine Arts Center. Page 9.
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Pedro Francisco Rodriguez. Page 46.
‘Nine Levels to Bliss’ — Danyavaad and the
Sasahara Gallery — Showing May 1-July 31 is Just a reminder to any artist or photog- By the way, you’ve got the biggest May
Shimmy Sisters perform June 4, Scottish Rite
“The South of Spain,” works by Candy and Charlie Theatre, and host workshops June 5. Page 14. rapher who wants to be considered for the edition ever in your hands. At 68 pages
Mayer. Page 47. cover of El Paso Scene: You are welcome it’s not quite a record overall (we printed
‘Cats’ — America’s favorite family musical returns 72 pages a few years ago for an October
Fort Bliss Cinco de Mayo — Fungi Mungle and
to send us any image for consideration.
to El Paso June 6-7, Plaza Theatre. Page 23. issue, and our September issue with the
Radio la Chusma perform May 5 at The The basic requirements are that the
Centennial for Cinco de Mayo. Page 38. Ballet Performing Arts Center camps — The image(s) must be representative of El Performing Arts Guide runs over 80
Ballet Performing Arts Center’s summer dance Paso and must be suitable for reproduc- pages), we’re delighted that the Scene
Amigos de la Guitarra — Musical dinner show is camps and classes are June 6-Aug. 5. Page 32. can keep growing after all these years.
tion on our newsprint format.
May 7 at La Tierra Café. Page 7.
Summer Zoo Camp — The 2011 Summer Zoo And we’re grateful for all the advertisers
Kentucky Derby — Simulcast of the 137th run- Camp “Z-Raffes” is June 6- Aug. 12 at El Paso
*** and readers who make it possible.
ning is May 7 at Sunland Park Racetrack and Zoo. Page 64. Last month’s issue was not intended to This issue did achieve one overall
Casino. Preview party May 5. Page 25. record — 40 pages of color, the most for
EPCC Children’s College — Summer Personal be an April Fool’s edition, but it did have
P3 Kick-off — A kick-off for UTEP’s Kidz on Enrichment Classes begin June 11 and Continuing a major mistake. We accidentally printed any month (not counting a special sec-
Campus classes is May 7 at Kelly Hall. Page 39. Education and Children’s College classes begin one page twice (and hence omitted anoth- tion) since we started publishing in 1993.
Mother’s Day Jewelry sale — A jewelry sale June 18 at various campuses. Page 29 and 40.
featuring original designs by local artists is May 7 Mad Science Summer Camps — Camps are
at Holiday Inn Sunland Park’s Rio Grande
Ballroom. Page 15.
June 28-July 29 and July 11-29. Page 33. May 2011 Randy Limbird
Hal Marcus Gallery — Now showing at the El Paso Scene is published by Cristo Rey Editor and Publisher
The Bookery — The bookstore hosts a book- (915) 542-1422
gallery’s new location on Oregon is “The Nine,” Communications as a monthly guide to
signing May 7 for “My Demons Were Real” by works by Page 49. entertainment, recreation and culture in the
Bob Ybarra. Page 59.
Albert Martinez
El Paso area. Copies are provided free
Southern New Mexico Advertising &
Alfresco! Fridays – Arts Festival Plaza. La at selected locations. Subscriptions are
Circulation Director
Imperial Sonora (May 13), PT & The Cruisers Railroad Days — The 4th annual event celebrat- $10 a year, sent by 3rd class mail.
(915) 920-7244
(May 20) and Altarmotive (May 27). Page 5. ing the anniversary of the first train coming to Las Circulation: 40,000 copies.
Yanni — The internationally successful music
Cruces is May 5-7 at the NM Railroad and Lisa Kay Tate
superstar performs Tuesday, May 17, at Abraham
Transportation Museum. Page 4. Deadline for news for the Associate Editor
Chavez Theatre. Page 20. Smokey Bear Days — The Village of Capitan 7th June issue is May 16 (915) 542-1422 ext. 4
annual festival is May 6-7 at Smokey Bear The June issue comes out May 25
‘Spring King Fling’ — An encore performance Advertising Assistant: Alma Salinas
Historical Park. Page 45.
celebrating the music of Carole King with Laura
El Paso Scene Editorial Associates:
Tate Goldman and Dan Lambert Double Drum Silver City MainStreet — First Fridays events
Trio is May 19 at The Magic Pan. Page 11. are May 6 and June 3 throughout historic
P. O. Box 13615 Noelle Lantka, Mónica Garza
Downtown; The San Vicente Artists’ Art Auction El Paso, Texas 79913 Circulation Associates:
Juntos Art and Literature Festival — The art
is May 6-7 at the Silco Theatre. Page 22. PH: 542-1422 FAX: 542-4292 Randy Friedman, Gil Garza
and literature festival is May 21 at El Paso Public
Stephanie Friedman
Library’s Main Branch. Page 3. Southern New Mexico Wine Festival — The Office: 316 Arboles, El Paso TX 79932
annual festival is May 28-30 at the Southern New E-mail: epscene@epscene.com Contributing Writers:
Sunset Heights Tour of Homes — The El Paso Richard Campbell, Brian Chozick,
Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las Cruces. Page 31.
County Historical Society’s neighborhood festival Myrna Zanetell, Carol Viescas,
at Mundy Park and the Sunset Heights Tour of Mayfair — Cloudcroft’s 34th annual juried arts & Walter Schaefer, Bill Rakocy
Homes is May 21. Page 50. crafts show is May 28-29 at Zenith Park. Page 8.
Subscription Form is on Page 66
Feast in the Middle East — The dinner and fes- Silver City Blues Festival — The 16th annual
Visit El Paso Scene Online at
tival are May 21-22 at St. George Church and event is May 27-29 at Gough Park in Silver City.
Summit Ballroom & Conference Center. Page 17. Page 19.
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Connection Park. Participants may bring their howieprodog@yahoo.com. to the feast dinner and dances is $15 each
May Roundup own kites or purchase one at the event. When Hot Springs, N.M., accepted a game night; seating is limited to 300.
Cont’d from Page 5 Donations welcome. Information: (575) 257- show’s invitation for a town to change its name To get there: Take U.S. 285 north of Carlsbad;
3006 or ruidosokitefestival.com. to Truth or Consequences, part of the reward follow signs to the park, which is in the Ocotillo
for doing so was to have the show’s host be Hills overlooking Carlsbad. Information: (575)
British Car Days Show — The British T or C Fiesta — The 62nd annual fiesta is the guest of honor at a festival each year. Ralph 887-5516.
Motorcar Club of Southern New Mexico’s 18th May 6-7 in Truth or Consequences, N.M.
Edwards fulfilled the promise for 50 years, and
annual car show is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Events include a rodeo, music, carnival, games
the community continues to celebrate every
Railroad Days — The 4th annual event, cel-
April 30, on the Old Mesilla Plaza. Several in the park, kids fishing and rodeos, junk boat ebrating the anniversary of the first train com-
first weekend in May.
British cars will be on display, including Mini races and more. Admission is free, unless listed ing to Las Cruces, is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Coopers, MGs, Jaguars and Morgans. Admission otherwise. Information: (575) 894-5555 or tor- Mescal Roast and Mountain Spirit Thursday through Saturday, May 5-7, at the
is free to spectators. Information: (575) 647- cfiesta.com. Dances — History and legend are celebrated New Mexico Railroad and Transportation
0122 or (575) 526-7807. The Fiesta Parade is 10 a.m. Saturday, in annually with colorful costumes and the Museum in the Santa Fe Train Depot at Mesilla
downtown, Truth or Consequences, with the Mescalero Apache traditional Dance of the and Las Cruces avenues, west of the
Celebration of Spring Expo — The 15th theme “Renaissance Fiesta,” Festival events fol- Mountain Spirits around a blazing bonfire Downtown Mall (351 N. Mesilla). Admission is
annual event of art and music begins at 9 a.m.
low at Ralph Edwards Park, with games, con- Thursday through Sunday, May 5-8, at Living free. Information: (575) 647-4480 or
Saturday, April 30, in historic downtown Silver
tests, food vendors and continuous music, con- Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park, Carlsbad, museums.las-cruces.org.
City, N.M. This year’s event coincides with the
tinuing into the evening. Grand Marshal is for- N.M. Throughout the event, the Dona Ana Modular
25th annual Tour of the Gila, and includes area
mer Mayor and City Commissioner Jimmy The Mescal Roast demonstrates a traditional Railroad Club will have their model train lay-
vendors, a beer garden, live music, kids area
Rainey. method used by the Apache people — called outs running at stations throughout the muse-
and more. Admission is free. Information: 1-
Family Fun Day is Sunday at the park, with mescal makers (Mescaleros) by the Spaniards um. Events usually include guest speakers,
800-548-9378 or (575) 534-1700.
more contests and music. Events begin with the — to survive the harsh desert environment. Harvey Girl reenactors, vendors, food. a classic
Community Earth Day Fair — The 17th Kids Fishing Derby. Other events include a The Apaches used the mescal plant, also known car show and music by C.W. Ayon and Vista
annual event is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April Rubber Duck Race. as the agave or century plant, as a major staple Vibrations Bell Choir
30, at Alameda Park Zoo, 1021 N. White Sands Related events: of their diet. On Saturday only the Centennial Caboose will
Blvd., Alamogordo, with hundreds of exhibits • The NMRA-sanctioned Fiesta Rodeo is Events begin at 10 a.m. Thursday with prayer be on display as well as equipment from
on alternative energy and fuels, a mini health planned for Saturday and Sunday, April 30- ceremony, mescal pit blessing and placing of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and
fair and screenings, interactive games for kids, May 1 with team roping and jackpot barrel rac- mescal in roasting pit. Union Pacific Railroad.
live entertainment planting and growing infor- ing Sunday, May 2, at the Sierra County Friday and Saturday events include a Native Thursday is Senior Appreciation Day and
mation and a native plant sale from Otero Sheriff’s Posse Arena on Rodeo Arena Road. American arts and craft show beginning 10 a.m. Friday is Student’s Day with school and kids
County Master Gardeners, breakfast and a tree Admission to be announced. an Interpretive Roundtable at 2 p.m., Feast group tours available by appointment.
sale. Admission is free. Information: (575) 434- • Fiesta Golf Tournament is Saturday and Dinner and Apache War Dance at 6 p.m. fol-
Sunday, April 30-May 1, at the Truth or lowed by Apache War Dance and Dance of the
Super Saturdays in Colorful Columbus
6296 or chuckfg1@gmail.com.
— Luna County Economic and Community
Also featured is a butterfly release at 11 a.m. Consequences Municipal Golf Course, 685 Mountain Spirits.
Development will host an all-day merchants
A 2-mile Lions Strides Diabetes Awareness Marie. Shotgun starts are 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 The mescal pit will be opened for the free
event throughout Columbus, N.M. the first
walk is 2 p.m. Participants receive a free t-shirt. p.m. Saturday’s play is a scramble; and Sunday’s tasting ceremony at 11 a.m. Sunday, and the
Saturday of every month (May 7), featuring
is a 2-man Best Ball. A special Friday night mescal removed and shared among those in
Ruidoso Kite Festival — The Ruidoso event precedes the tournament at 6 p.m. April attendance.
local merchants and organizations offering spe-
Parks and Recreation Department and We cial events, promotions and garage sales.
29 at Bank of the Southwest. Cost: $200 per Park hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daytime
Cree8 hosts the 4th annual family kite flying Guests are also invited to enjoy the communi-
two-person team (by April 20). admission is the regular park entrance fee: $5
event is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at ty’s Historical Walking Tour and museums.
Information/registration: (575) 894-2693 or ($3 ages 7-12, free for 6 and under). Admission
corner of Hull and White Mountain, near Kidz
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Headliner Algo Nuevo begins at 6 p.m.
May Roundup Sunday’s entertainment includes Tierra del
Cont’d from Page 7 Encanto, Los Monacraz y Acordiones de Oro,
Las Cruces Catholic School Colores de Cristo
Admission is free. Information/directions: Philip
Ballet, Amparo Arvizu and Mariachi Real de
Skinner, (915) 526-2307 or columbusnewmexi-
Chihuahua. Headliner Tootie’s Tunes of Palacios
begins at 4 p.m.
‘First Fridays’ in Silver City — Several of Cinco de Mayo commemorates the 1862 vic-
historic Downtown Silver City’s restaurants, tory of Mexican soldiers over the French army
shops and “Red Dot” galleries will stay open at the Battle of Puebla.
late the first Friday of each month as part of
National Tourism Week events — The
the monthly “First Friday” shopping event.
Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau,
Information: 1-800-548-9378 or silvercitymain-
211 N. Water, will feature door prizes and
refreshments during regular business hours
The May 6 event includes a “Day After Cinco
May 9-13 in celebration of the 29th National
de Mayo” street dance.
Tourism Week. Information: (575) 541-2444 or
The June 2 event includes a rodeo celebra-
2011 AspenCash Motorcycle Rally —
Smokey Bear Days — The Village of The annual trade show and motorcycle rally is
Capitan will host two days of family fun and fire
Thursday through Sunday, May 19-22, at the
prevention and conservation exhibits during its
Ruidoso Convention Center. Information: 1-
7th annual festival Friday and Saturday, May 6-
800-452-8045 or motorcyclerally.com.
7, at Smokey Bear Historical Park and through-
The trade show is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
out the community, about 20 miles north of
Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Ruidoso, with live music, vendor marketplace,
Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
kid’s Smoke House, U.S. Forest Service games
Admission: $8 (cash only).
and giveaways, karaoke, parade, conservation
Half-day poker runs begin at noon Thursday
exhibits, chainsaw carving contest, auction, raf-
through Saturday.
fle and street dance. All events are free.
Pre-registration is $21 (by May 1); $26 at the
Information: (575) 354-2748 or
gate. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Fee includes
one run sheet, pin and 4-day trade show pass.
Vendor area open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
CMA non-denominational church services are
and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m.
Parade is 10 a.m. Saturday, with Chainsaw
carving 9 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Smokey Bear Historical Park hours are 9 a.m. Silver City Blues Festival — The 16th
to 5 p.m. daily with playground and picnic annual event is May 27-29 at Gough Park, cor-
areas. Regular park admission: $2 ($1 children). ner of Pope and 12th Streets in Silver City.
Sponsored by the Mimbres Region Art Council,
Tyrone Cowboy Poetry & Music with live acoustic and electric blues music, arti-
Gathering — The 4th annual poetry festival san’s alley, food vendors and a beer garden.
May 6-8, at Tyrone Community Center in the
Performances are noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and
former mining town of Tyrone, N.M., north of
12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free,
Silver City on NM 90. Admission is free.
unless otherwise listed. No dogs or alcohol
Information: Diane Kennedy (575) 534-0741,
allowed in park area. Information: (575) 538-
Tyrone Community Center, (575) 388-1543 or
2505 or (888) 758-7289 or mimbresarts.org.
The Friday Kickoff is 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at
Performances for the schools are Friday, with
Buffalo Dance Hall featuring The Coolers.
the evening public performance Saturday and
Tickets: $12.
Cowboy Church on Sunday.
Saturday’s headliner is Zac Harmon at 7:30
Tyrone, now considered a ghost town, was a
p.m. Other performers are Reba Russell Band,
well-financed company mining town devastated
Shri Blues Band, The Continental Blues Band
by earlier downturns in the copper industry
and Kat Crosby Band.
and later by an open-pit mine that razed the
Sunday’s headliner is Harry Manx at 5 p.m.
Other performers are Big Jim Adam and John
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta — The Town of Stilwagen, The Pleasure Pilots and C.W. Ayon.
Mesilla’s annual celebration is noon to 10 p.m. A Saturday Night Jam Session is 9 p.m. to 1
Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and a.m. at the Buffalo Dance Hall. Tickets: $12.
Sunday, May 7-8, at the Mesilla Plaza. The Raffle tickets to win prizes such as custom
event includes live entertainment, and more guitars, iPad2 and roundtrip tickets to
than 20 vendors of arts and crafts, games and Albuquerque are $5.
food booths. Children’s activities include
Mayfair — Cloudcroft’s 34th annual juried
amusement rides, jumping balloon, piñata bash
arts & crafts show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
and a greased pole climb. Master of cere-
and Sunday, May 28-29, at Zenith Park, with
monies is Emily Guerra. Mesilla Mayor Nora
new and returning art vendors showcasing
Barraza will begin events with a welcome both
sculpture, pottery, jewelry, paintings and more
days with the National Anthem by Paul Ford
as well as music, food, children’s activities and
Saturday and Linda Goff Sunday. Visitors are
more. Admission is free. Information: 1-888-
advised to bring folding chairs. No alcohol,
874-4447 or cloudcroft.net.
smoking or pets allowed in the plaza.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 524-3262, Southern New Mexico Wine Festival
ext. 116. — The annual festival is noon to 6 p.m.
This year’s poster artwork is by San Andres Saturday through Monday, May 28-30, at the
High School student Maria Villa. Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las
The greased pole climb and piñatas are Cruces. The Memorial Day Weekend festival
planned 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. offers sampling of wines produced by New
Saturday’s entertainment includes Mariachi Mexico wineries as well as local food and ven-
Real de Chihuahua, Inti Raymi Peruvian dors. Wine may be purchased by the glass, bot-
Dancers, Tierra del Encanto, Mariachi Suenos, tle or case. No pets or coolers.
Espuelas de Plata, Town of Mesilla Children’s Admission: $15 (includes souvenir glass) Must
Creative music and Dance, Las Perlitas del
Pueblo, Mariachi Aguilas and Orlando Jimenez.
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May Roundup Bazaars and fairs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Holiday La Union Mercado — La Union
Inn Sunland Park’s Rio Grande Ballroom, 900 Elementary, 875 Mercantil Avenue in La Union,
Cont’d from Page 8 Silver City Farmers Market — The mar- Sunland Park Drive. Artists featured are Janice will host its annual fundraising mercado 9:30
ket runs 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays beginning Ackerman, Arlene Zaloznik, Louise Jones, a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, featuring
have valid ID; free for under 21 with parent or May 7 in the Main Street Plaza (intersection of Christy Horton and Tamara Michalina. game booths, food and other activities.
legal guardian. Active duty and retired military 6th and Bullard). Market continues through the Admission is free. Information: 274-6517. Proceeds help go towards field trips, schools
receive $3 discount on Monday, with valid ID. first frost in October. Information: (575) 536- supplies and other needed items. Monetary
Information: (575) 522-1232 or snmwinefesti- 9681 or Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market
donations as well as food items, gift cards for
val.com. silvercity.org/dest_farmers_market.shtml. — Arts, crafts, produce, baked goods and
the event are welcome. Information: (575) 874-
Live music begins at 12:15 daily with Cadillac other food items are offered at the market in
Northeast Country Fair – Northeast 3592. To have donations picked up, call Victor
Kings and Guitar Slim Saturday, Mixx Band and Las Cruces’ Downtown Mall, 8 a.m. to 12:30
Christian Academy, 9901 McCombs, hosts its Gonzalez at (575) 589-0861.
Josh Grider Sunday and Billy Townes and The p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, featuring
Liars Monday. annual “Old Fashioned Country Fair” 5 to 10 about 200 area vendors. Information: (575) Art in the Park - The City Parks &
To get to the fairgrounds, take I-10 West p.m. Friday, April 29. The fair includes games, 541-2288 or lascrucesfarmersmarket.org. Recreation Department’s semi-annual arts &
toward Deming, then take the fairgrounds exit arts and crafts and vendor booths, food and The market will celebrate its 40th anniversary crafts fair’s Spring event is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
and follow the signs. Free parking. entertainment. Admission is free. Information: Wednesday, May 11, with live music and guest Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22, at Memorial
The festival is presented by the New Mexico 755-1155. speakers at 10 a.m. including Maie Walker and Park, 1701 N. Copia (off Copper). Continuous
Wine Growers Association. Holy Cross Flea Market — The 7th annual “Crooked Beaver Cree” entertainment. Admission is free. Information:
flea market sale benefiting the church is 7 a.m. 252-9031 or 240-3310.
Billy The Kid Chute Out — Ruidoso CDA Vendor and Craft Fair — The
to noon Saturday, April 30, at Holy Cross Saturday’s performers:
Downs Race Track and Casino in Ruidoso Catholic Daughters of America and TNT will
Catholic Church, 1327 Miranda, in Las Cruces. • 1 a.m. — Valle Del Sol
Downs, N.M., hosts the National Federation of host their monthly craft fair noon to 4 p.m.
More than 30 “garage sales” will be set up with • 11 a.m. — Jamie Hernandez
Professional Bullriders bull riding event Friday Sunday, May 15, at Catholic Daughters Hall,
antiques, baby items, household products, • 11:30 a.m. — Little Darlings
and Saturday, June 3-4, at Ruidoso Downs 801 Magoffin, featuring crafts, antojitos and
clothes, tools, furniture and more. Admission is • Noon — Brittney Gamboa
Horse Sale Pavilion. More than 40 professional music. The “Fundraising for a Cause” fair helps
free (no early birds). Information: (575) 993- • 1 p.m. — Jacqueline Mata
PBR, PRCA, and CBR ranked bulls and bull rid- local charities and the Leukemia and
9916. • 1:30 p.m. — OMC Productions
ers are expected to be featured Ruidoso area Lymphoma Foundation. Fairs will be held
• 2 p.m. — El Paso Pride
for two nights of exciting events, along with Collectibles show — A sports card, toy, col- monthly through December. Admission is free.
• 2:30 p.m. — Mrs. Baker’s Dance Studio
vendors, musical entertainment and food con- lectibles show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May Information: 532-1839.
• 4 p.m. — Cougarettes
cessions. Tickets: $20 (free for ages 5 and 1, at the Hyatt Hotel, 6030 Gateway East (at
younger). Performance times to be announced.
Mission Trail Art Market — More than 50 • 4:30 p.m. — Bowie Dance Ensemble
Geronimo), hosted by J & M Sportscards. area artisans display their fine arts and crafts Sunday’s performers:
Information: (575) 808-1163. Information: 591-5050. during the monthly open-air market 9 a.m. to 4 • 10 a.m. — Kristen Moreno
Billy’s Sports Bar and Grill will feature enter-
EPSO rummage sale — El Paso Symphony p.m. Sunday, May 15, in the historic Veteran’s • 10:30a.m. — Skunk
tainment from Stephenville, Texas band Six
will host a fundraising rummage sale 9 a.m. to 4 Memorial Plaza at the San Elizario Chapel, 1500 • 11:30 a.m. — Rollie Pollie and Co.
Market Boulevard Friday, and Austin performer
p.m. Saturday, May 7, at 824 Rosinante Road, Main in San Elizario. Items include pottery, jew- • Noon — Romie Rincon
Mike Kelly Saturday.
featuring collectibles, clothing, furniture, house- elry, painting, sculpture, photography, gourmet • 1 p.m. — OMC Productions
Downtown Ramble — The City of Las hold items and more. Information: 532-3776 or treats, seasonal decorations and home accents. • 1:30p.m. — Evolution
Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7 epso.org. Food and drink concessions, entertainment and • 2 p.m. — Groove Boppers
p.m. the first Friday of the month at the Las guided tours of historic San Elizario offered. • 2:30p.m. — Valerie Hernandez
Cruces Downtown Mall. Information: (575) Mother’s Day Jewelry sale — A jewelry Admission is free. Information: 594-8424 or • 3 p.m. — Just For Kicks
523-2950. sale featuring original designs by local artists is missiontrailartmarket.com.
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May Roundup Something for everyone
Cont’d from Page 9 Spring Mercado — El Paso Hispanic
Chamber of Commerce hosts its spring net-
working event 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April
• 3:30 p.m. — New Generation & Golden 28, at Azulejos Restaurant in the Camino Real
Generation Hotel, 101 South El Paso Street, with vendors,
• 4:30 p.m. — Bowie Dance Ensemble. door prizes, music, food and drink and more.
May Festival Antiques, Collectables, Admission is free. Information: 566-4066 or
Arts & Western Memorabilia Show & ephcc.org.
Sale — The 4th annual Spring festival and ‘Take Back the Night’ program — A
show is May 21-22, at El Maida Shrine Temple candlelight vigil geared toward raising aware-
Auditorium, 6331 Alabama. Hours are 9 a.m. ness and decrease incidents of domestic and
to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. sexual violence at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28,
Sunday. Admission: $3 ($2 military; free for on the Geology Lawn on the UTEP campus.
children under 6). Parking is free. Information: Admission is free. Information: utep.edu/wrc.
443-0824 or 780-9023. UTEP is one of 10 national Points of Light
The show features more than 180 tables with where participants will light their candles with
gems and jewelry, antique firearms, toys, LP fellow universities, colleges and advocacy cen-
records, Depression era and Carnival glass- ters from coast to coast and border to border.
ware, sports, military and western memorabil-
ia, fine art, antique furniture and purses, pot- EPCC Spring Arts Festival — The annual
tery, porcelain and bore china pieces and more. spring festival of performing, visual and literary
Free appraisals offered. arts offers events at various venues of El Paso
Community College throughout the spring
Antique Sale — The Picacho Avenue semester. Most events are free. Information:
Antique Dealers will host their annual Nostalgia Charlie Miller: 831-2028 or
District Dealer Stock Reduction Sidewalk and cmille31@epcc.edu.
Parking Lot 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through • A “Mosaic Motion” dance performance is 7
Monday, May 28-30, along Picacho from 2nd p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 29-30, in the
to 5th Street, Las Cruces. Several shops will Transmountain Campus Forum.
participate. Free appraisals offered. • The 16th Annual EPCC Poetry Slam is 10
Information: (575) 526-8624 or (575) 524- a.m. to noon Friday, April 29, in the Valle
4203. Verde Campus Amphitheater.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert • The 2nd annual ASL Arts Festival Film feature
Crossing — The 9th annual market is 7:30 “See What I am Saying” is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday,
a.m. to noon Saturdays, beginning May 28, and April 29, in the Administrative Service Center
runs through mid-October. This “producers Auditorium.
only” market features quality farmers, backyard • The 2nd annual ASL Arts Festival Artistic
gardeners and artisans. No re-selling permitted. Workshop is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April
The CoffeeStream will serve breakfast and cof- 30, in the Administrative Service Center
fee on the patio until 11 a.m. Information: Luis, Boardroom.
(575) 589-0653, ext. 6. • The Senior Art and Dance Extravaganza is 10
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing is at One a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in the Valle
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M.; from El Verde Campus Cafeteria Annex.
Paso, take Race Track Drive across the Rio • The Tejano Student Film Festival is 7 p.m.
Grande and across McNutt Road (NM 273), Friday, May 6, in the Administrative Service
continue past the post office and turn left on Center Boardroom.
Ardovino. • A performance and workshop with Karuna
Warren and the New Age Drummers is noon
Life Teen Craft Fair and Bazaar — St. Wednesday, May 11, Northwest Campus
Luke’s Life Teen Youth Group hosts a craft fair Library, 6701 S. Desert Boulevard.
and bazaar 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9:30
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28-29, at St. ‘Getting Seniors Connected’ – Seniors
Luke Catholic Church, 930 E Redd, with more can learn how to use the Social Security web-
than 20 tables of crafts, along with food and site and other related information at the free
live entertainment. Drawings held throughout workshops planned throughout the tax season.
the day. Proceeds go towards sending the SSA staff members also will assist those who
group to a Catholic Youth Conference in are eligible to apply for retirement benefits or
Tucson this summer. Information: 356-8586. who may qualify for disability or other benefits.
Information: Ray Vigil, 1-866-563-9310, ext.
El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. 27404, ray.vigil@ssa.gov or socialsecurity.gov.
to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, at the Locations:
Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway (at Boeing). • El Paso Community College Administrative
Admission: $5 for both days (private readings Service Center, 9050 Viscount, Building B,
not included with admission). Free admission Room 320/324; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,
with active duty military I.D. Information: 345- May 21.
6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com. • Clardy Fox Library Branch, 5515 Robert
The fair features aura photos, tea leaf read- Alva; 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 29.
ings, handmade New Age crystal and gemstone
jewelry, spirit writing, Feng Shui products, aro- Keep Ruidoso Beautiful — The Ruidoso
matherapy and readings by 14 professional psy- community-wide clean-up is 9 to 10:30 a.m.
chic readers and mediums from across Texas Saturday, April 30, in the Lawrence Brothers
and New Mexico. Readings offered in English IGA parking lot, 721 Mechem. Trash bags,
and Spanish. water and gloves will be provided. Information:
(575) 257-5030.
Fox Plaza Flea Market — The city’s old-
est and largest flea market runs 9 a.m. t 4 p.m. Queer Prom and Masquerade – UTEP’s
Saturdays at the Fox Plaza Shopping Center, Queer Student Alliance and the Rainbow Miner
5559 Alameda, featuring weekly entertainment Initiative will host its 3rd annual prom 8 to 11
with music, shows, drawings and special p.m. Saturday, April 30, at El Paso Natural Gas
events. Information: 779-8424 or foxplazamer- Center, on Wiggins Road across the UTEP
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231-4930 or westerntech.edu.
May Roundup The workshop features an introduction to the
Cont’d from Page 10 different types of wireless systems including
Bluetooth devices, routers, laptops, and PDA
Library. This year’s theme is “Blast from the
devices; how to set up wireless system includ-
Past.” Participants are encouraged to dress in
ing printers, PDA’s, laptops, TV’s and games
the formal attire of the era of their choice. A
and tips for troubleshooting basic wireless
sit-down dinner precedes the event at 6 to 8
p.m. Proceeds benefit UTEP’s Parents and
Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). Cost: Bassett Place — 6101 Gateway West.
$15 single; $25 per couple (must purchase by Information: 772-7479 or bassettplacemall.com.
April 27). Dance only admission is $7 single; • Dora the Explorer appears “live” 3 to 6 p.m.
$10 couples. Tickets available in UTEP Student Sunday, May 1, with entertainment and a meet
Development Center Union West, Room 106 and greet. Photos with Dora by B Photo
beginning April 1. Information: crivera4@min- Studios will be taken.
ers.utep.edu. • The Mother’s Day Arts and Crafts fair is
The prom is open to everyone age 18 and Friday through Sunday, May 6-8, with local
older regardless of sexual orientation. artists, jewelry and collectibles.
• Mothers Day celebrations are noon to 2 p.m.
Rebuilding Day volunteers — Rebuilding Saturday, May 7, hosted by EXA featuring
Together El Paso Inc. seeks volunteers for its
Mariachi and free flowers for mothers.
2011 Rebuilding Day event set for Saturday,
• Univision Channel 26 will celebrate its 27th
April 30. The event features volunteers work-
anniversary 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7.
ing on home repairs for 16-22 elderly, disabled
Guests can meet and greet with News Talent
and/or lone-income homeowners in El Paso
and carnations will be given out to moms.
who might not otherwise be able to afford
• Antonio B Karaoke will be in front of Cafe
work on their homes. A volunteer team meet-
Plaza 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21. All veter-
ing is planned for March; date to be deter-
ans and active military invited to participate in
mined. Monetary donations are also accepted.
honor of Armed Forces Day.
Information/applications: 832-7010 or rebuild-
• Bonham School and Bliss School Flutes per-
form at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, in
Rio Grande Adelante Inc. — The organi- front of Café Plaza. The 5th grade Bliss
zation serves gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender Orchestra will also play at 10:30 a.m. and 1
and supportive people in the El Paso region. p.m.
Participation is free, unless listed otherwise. Registration for the Salvation Army’s 2nd
Information: 929-9282 or rgadelante.org. Annual Golden Chili Film Festival challenge set
• A Gay Men’s Workshop based on the book for 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at
by Dr. Kenneth D. George, “Mr. Right Is Out Premiere Cinema, is being taken through May
There: The Gay Man’s Guide to Finding and 4. The winning school or youth organization
Maintaining Love,” is 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. will win $1,000. Awards in each category will
The interactive event focused on discussions be featured that night.
and exercises. Call for details; on-line registra- Registration for the 45th annual Safety Town
tion available. for ages 5 and 6 begins May 1. Safety Town’s
• “Last Friday” monthly dinner socials are held five-day classes are offered 10 a.m. to noon
each months at various venues and often fea- Monday through Friday, June 6-July 29.
ture guest speakers. Everyone is invited; reser- Registration available at the Customer Service
vations appreciated. Center. Admission is free.
• The “City of Night” Book Club meets the
May Pole Celebration — Books @ El Paso
first Monday of each month.
will host a Beltain (Maypole celebration) at 1
• The organization hosts “Queer Cinema” the
p.m. Sunday, May 1, in Memorial Park (south
first Friday of each month at the Unitarian-
section off Grant and Cooper). Meet at 12:30
Universalist Congregation of El Paso, 4425
p.m. Cameras welcome, but photographers
must get permission from each person before
! !
• RGA “OUTdoors” activities include hiking,
taking a picture. Participants may bring a snack
camping and other active events. Call 929-9282
to share with each member of their group.
to RSVP.
RSVP appreciated: 317-4479.
• GLISA (Gay and Lesbian International
Sporting Association) gay sports leagues and Veterinary Community Awards
events are also available through the organiza- Banquet - The 26th annual banquet hosted
tion. Sanctioned leagues now softball, bowling by the El Paso Veterinary Medical Association is
and a co-ed basketball tournament. 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Camino Real Hotel,
A new gay volleyball league runs April through Downtown. This year’s Master of Ceremonies
July. The social league will be the foundation for is KDBC meteorologist Robert Bettes with
a competitive league in the near future. guest speaker Dr. Lowell Catlett of NMSU. The
banquet is held in conjunction with National Pet
Shearing Weekend — La Buena Vida Week with the 2011 Veterinary Community
Alpacas Ranch & Yarn Studio, 1090 Highway 28
Award and Pet Hall of Fame inductee to be #
in La Union, NM. will open to the public for the
announced. Tickets: $40 Information: 593-
first time during shearing weekend 10 to 2 p.m.
Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 30-May
1. The public is invited to sign up to become a
This year’s Community Involvement Award
goes to J. Brandy Gardes, lifelong animal res-
“helper” in giving haircuts to approximately 75
cuer and rehabilitator.
alpacas on Saturday. Sunday’s event feature
The 13th inductee in the El Paso Animal Hall
demonstration of raw fleece to yarn processing, !
of Fame is “Jojo,” a rescue pit bull who became
felting, spinning, weaving, knitting and crochet-
ing techniques. Admission is free. Information:
a Certified Service Dog. "
(575) 589-4323 or Labuenavidaalpacas.com. ‘Rwanda Symposium: Making
Connections’ — The Future Leaders in
Western Tech Talk — A free instructional !
clinic to learn basic wireless systems for home
Public Relations and UTEP Communication !
Department will host the free symposium 6 to # $ # ! !! " "
and office is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 30,
9 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in the UTEP
at the Western Technical College Branch
Psychology Building (front entrance). Several ! ! $ " !
Campus, 9451 Diana, taught by Western Tech
instructors and students. Information: Margo, "
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May Roundup Hispanic chamber of commerce work- ‘La Parada’ First Fridays — The ongoing
shops — El Paso Hispanic Chamber of art and music event and social party is the first • Multimedia Art Classes for grades 4-8 is 1 to
Cont’d from Page 11 Commerce, 2401 E. Missouri, host several Friday of the month (May 6). Events usually 3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month
informational sessions and workshops each begin around 8:30 to 9 p.m.; call for location. (May 14) at Judge Marquez Public Library, 610
student panels, led by Communication and
month. All events at the chamber offices, unless Information: hello@firstfridaysep.com or first- Yarbrough. Classes are also held 10:30 a.m. to
Conflict professor Dr. Sarah Ryan, will discuss
listed otherwise. Information: 566-4066 or fridaysep.com. 12:30 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month
the root causes of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide,
ephcc.org. (May 28) at the Westside Pubic Library, 125
conflict theories, and how Rwandan leaders or Free Comic Book Day — Asylum Comics
• “Opening Doors to New Opportunities Belvidere.
community organizers could ensure peace and and Books, 5360 N. Mesa, Suite L-12, will cele-
through Minority Certifications” workshops are • High school girls interested in getting pub-
prosperity. Information: 820-2879. brate the 10th annual nationwide event with
10 a.m. Friday, May 6 and May 27, hosted by lished in the award-winning digital magazine
Attendees may choose from a variety of stu- family activities 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday,
El Paso Minority Business Center. The orienta- LatinitasMagazine.org are invited to attend
dent panels on education, healthcare, reforming May 7, featuring free comic giveaways (while
tion covers all Small & Minority Certifications, weekly writers’ meetings 4:30 to 6 p.m. every
national and international institutions, social and supplies last), appearances by selected comic
and how they can help a company grow. Wednesday at the Latinitas office, 1359
economic inequities, interpersonal and social book characters 10 a.m. to noon and 4 to 6
Admission: $20 per workshop. Lomaland #502.
approaches, tolerance, propaganda and other p.m. food and drink, door prizes and drawings.
• “Show Me the Money” Lending Fair is 9 a.m. • The Latinitas Mother’s Day Writing Contest
strategies that will pitch peace solutions. Book signings and sketches by local artists of
Wednesday, May 21. Local companies will be is open to girls ages 13-18. Teen girls may sub-
656 Comics and Adversary Comics also
Dynamic Women2Women networking given access to financial opportunities and mit an essay (300-500 words) describing why
offered. Admission is free. Information: 875-
luncheons — The Women’s Business Border resources offered in El Paso. Admission is free. their mother is special. Winners are published
8600. in LatinitasMagazine.org and win a spa package
Center of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of • Business Owners on Target workshop by El
This year’s Free Comic Book Titles are from for their mom. Submissions are accepted at the
Commerce hosts an informational series to Paso Minority Business Center is 7:30 a.m.
publishers such as Ape Entertainment, Archaia Latinitas Office.
provide small business owners with a forum to Tuesday, May 24, at the Holiday Inn Airport,
Entertainment, Archie Comics, BOOM! • Those interested in volunteering to help
network, discuss business challenges, and cele- 6655 Gateway West, featuring talks by five
Studios, Dark Horse, DC, Drawn & Quarterly, empower local girls may attend the Latinitas
brate successes at 11:30 a.m. the first or sec- entrepreneurs who have taken their business to
IDW Publishing and Marvel. Volunteer Information Session 5:30 to 7:30
ond Thursday of each month. Everyone is invit- new heights. Cost: $25.
ed. The May 5 event is at La Hacienda, 9515 • A Conexion Facil networking event is 7:30 Latinitas — The nonprofit dedicated to p.m. Monday, May 9, at The Percolator, 217 N.
Gateway West, and focuses on diversifying a.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Peter Piper Pizza, empowering Latina youth offers regular cre- Stanton.
one’s customer base. Admission: $25; includes 11791 Gateway West, Suite 88. RSVP required. ative expression workshops, exhibits and more. End of School dance — City of El Paso
lunch and materials. Information/RSVP: 566- Cost: $25 and $35 (includes lunch). Information: 219-8554, Parks and Recreation Department will host a
4066 or ephcc.org. latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or latinitas- teen dance for ages 10-16 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
Thursday, May 12, at San Juan Recreation
Center, 701 N. Glenwood. Cost: $2 per per-
son. Information: David Faulkner, 779-2799.
Memorial Day Mass and Ceremony —
The Golden Bear Social Club hosts its 29th
annual Catholic Mass and Memorial Day
Ceremony, at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at
Bowie High School, 801 S. San Marcial. The
ceremony honors former Bowie students who
made the supreme sacrifice in the defense of
the country, and includes a Catholic Mass,
speaker, three volley salute, roll call of the fall-
en and playing of Taps. All veteran, scout, mili-
tary and civic organizations are invited to
attend and bring organizational colors.
Information: 755-4038.
Torah Dedication — Temple Beth El, 3980
Sonoma Springs in Las Cruces, will host a serv-
ice dedicating its new Torah at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 15. Scribe Ron Siefert will ink the
last verse of the Torah as the scroll is dedicated.
The public is welcome. Information: (575) 524-
3380 or tbelc.org.
Foster Care Orientation — Methodist
Children’s Home, 5959 Gateway West, Ste.
670, will host an orientation and information
session for families interested in providing tem-
porary foster care for children in need 6 to 7
p.m. Monday, May 16. Admission is free.
Information: 781-0005, jorgesmsw@live.com
or methodistchildrenshome.org.
State of the City — El Paso Mayor John
Cook is keynote speaker for El Paso Chamber
of Commerce’s 2011 State of the City lunch-
eon, “Maintaining the Vision,” at 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 18, at the El Paso Convention
Center. Tickets: $70 ($50 chamber members).
Corporate tables for ten start at $500.
Information: 534-0530.
‘Amazing Magical Musical Adventures’
— Mesilla Valley Musical Arts and No Strings
Theatre Company present a monthly series of
children’s programs at the Black Box Theatre,
430 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces.
Showtime is 2 p.m. doors open at 1:30 p.m.
Material is aimed at audiences age 3-10, but all
ages welcome. Admission: $5. Reservations
recommended: (575) 523-1223, (575) 523-
7714 or no-strings.org.

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Page 12 El Paso Scene May 2011
May Roundup Zumba — Studio Metropolis, 2308 N.
Piedras, hosts the high energy dance fitness
Cont’d from Page 12 class 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, and a modified class 10 to 11 a.m.
The Saturday, May 21, show highlights
Saturday. Information: 564-5514 or 533-1713.
Australia in “Land Down Under,” featuring
musical guest Shawn Robinson, Conductor and WWII/D-Day Commemorative
Musical Director of the Hew Horizons Celebration — The Roy P. Benavidez-Robert
Symphony, MVCS Swing Band, and the band Patterson “All Airborne” Chapter 82nd
program at Mesilla Valley Christian School. Airborne Division Association will host a cele-
Robinson will show the indigenous Australian bration and remembrance event for World War
instrument, the didgeridoo, among other II veterans at 11 a.m. on D-Day, Monday, June
things. 6, at “Home of the Airborne” 2608 Fort Blvd.
(at Alabama). The ceremony concludes with a
Singles Game Night — Peggy Kligman,
cake cutting, free finger foods and drinks.
inventor of “The Goat Game” will host an
Admission is free and the public is welcome.
evening for singles age 21 and older at 6:30
Information: 562-9969 or bpaac.org.
p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Fuddrucker’s
Deadline for veterans and family members
Restaurant, 5030 N. Desert Blvd. Learn flirting
wishing to participate should provide a descrip-
tips and take part in the game on “goatish” dat-
tion of the veteran’s WWII service in three sen-
ing behaviors. Cost: $10 (cash only).
tences or less to the chapter by Friday, May 27.
Information/RSVP: 740-5051 or
admin@goatgame.com. Web: goatgame.com. Irvin High Class 45th reunion — The
Admission is free for those signing-up to par- Irvin High School Class of 1966 will host its
ticipate in a live on-location casting call and tap- 45th reunion Oct. 14-16, at Holiday Inn
ing of a Love and Relationship documentary. Airport, 6655 Gateway West. All Irvin High
graduates and friends are invited. Information:
Conferencias Publicas — Spanish-language
(830) 935-3278 or glenngon@aol.com.
classes on meditation, the law of Karma, astral
projection, transcendental psychology, dream Chamizal Saturday Morning Crafts —
interpretation, life and death mysteries and the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San
Chakras begin at 7 p.m. Monday, May 23, Marcial, invites families to explore various
offered by Conferencias Publicas. Free admis- world cultures through arts and crafts one
sion during the first 10 classes of course. Saturday each month for kids age 5 to 11. Each
Information: 203-5824. month is based on different craft concept cen-
tered on cultural diversity. Admission is free,
Kidney Transplant Support Group —
but space is limited. Reservations recommend-
The group for all kidney transplant recipients
ed. Information/reservations: 532-7273 or
and their families meets at 1 p.m. and 6:15
p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Las Palmas
Medical Center, 1700 N. Oregon, Suite 680. La Buena Vida Tours — La Buena Vida
Recipients learn about post-transplant issues. Alpacas Ranch, 1090 Hwy 28 in La Union, hosts
This month’s topic is “Are You Ready?” and free tours 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays and
focuses on how transplant recipients can pre- Sundays. Visitors may see the animals, the
pare for a disaster. Admission is free. workings of and alpaca ranch, and see items
Information: 521-1828. made of wool. Information: (575) 589-4323 or
Science Cafe — El Paso Zoo Education
Specialist Rose Janice will present “Zoo 101: Life Coaches needed — Community
Come Learn the Ins and Outs of the El Paso Solutions is seeking live coaches for citizens
Zoo” for the UTEP Chapter of Sigma Xi’s returning to routine life after incarceration. Life
monthly casual science discussion event 6 to coaches, both male and female, are needed to
7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Carlos M. assist with the re-entry challenges that so often
Ramirez TecH2O Water Resources Learning discourage and thwart many who genuinely
Center, 10751 Montana. Janice will discuss wish to become productive members of our
everything about the animals such as their community. Interested individuals may call
respective environments and what they eat. Carolyn Esparza, 861-7733 or visit solutions-
The public is welcome; technical background forelpaso.org.
not needed to attend. Admission is free;
refreshments provided. RSVP needed as space Mind Body Studio — 631 N. Resler Ste
is limited. Information: Ruth Rodriguez, 621- 201B (at Belvidere). Yoga )Hatha, Vinyasa,
2005 or tech2o.org. Corepower, prenatal, Anusara and Iron Yoga),
Science Cafe, hosted by Sigma Xi and El Paso Pilates, Zumba, classes offered seven days a
Water Utilities, is part the Public Understanding week. Information: 585-6362 or mindbodystu-
of Science Program, which allows scientists, dio.com.
engineers and specialists to discuss their work PainHELP Support Group — The group
in casual settings. for anyone experiencing pain, and their family
Bridge games — New, intermediate, and friends meets 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the first
advanced and party bridge players at the Bridge Monday of every month at 1035 Belvidere, Ste
Center 2216 Yandell (at Cotton). Games times 170. Pain affects more people than diabetes,
are 1:30 p.m. Sundays, 6:30 p.m. Mondays heart disease, and cancer combined. Services
(beginners and intermediates) and 11 a.m. provided by American Pain Foundation State
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost: $6 Pain Advocates. Participation is free.
per session. Information: 490-0170. Information: 383-3297 or painfoundation.org.

Paso del Norte parenting classes — Planetarium docents needed — Gene

Paso Del Norte Children’s Development Rodenberry Planetarium, 6531 Boeing in the
Center, 1101 E. Schuster, hosts training classes EPISD District Administration Building, seeks
for parents of children with disabilities. Topics volunteer docents to help its student planetari-
cover information on special education, advo- um visitors. Docents guide students through
cacy and more. English and Spanish courses the exhibits as well as help planetarium person-
offered. Information: Delia Blanco, 544-8484, nel with crowd control. No science back-
ext. 195. ground needed, but volunteers will be part of
the EPISD Volunteer in Public Schools program

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May 2011 El Paso Scene Page 13
May Roundup YWCA Women’s Benefit luncheon —
Leigh Anne Touhy, the inspiration behind the
Cont’d from Page 13 motion picture “The Blind Side” is speaker for
the 18th annual benefit luncheon at 11 a.m.
and will need proper screening before becom-
Thursday, April 28, at the El Paso Convention
ing part of the program. Information: Andy
Center. Minimum donation per person: $100
Quintana, 587-1172.
(tables of 10 also available). Information/reser-
The Gene Roddenberry Planetarium hosts
vations: 533-2311, ext. 250 or ywcaelpaso.org.
shows throughout the school year, and has
Touhy’s family took in (and later adopted)
shown more than 1 million students in the El
homeless 16-year-old Micheal Oher, helping
Paso area the wonders of the universe in its 41
him discover his potential as he earned a foot-
years of operation.
ball scholarship to University of Mississippi. He
Rattlers Scooter Club — Scooter owners now plays as an offensive lineman for the
are invited to join in Rattlers Scooter Club rides Baltimore Ravens. The Academy-Award nomi-
open to any size or model of scooter. No fee nated movie about the Touhys and Oher, “The
to participate. Information/meeting locations: Blind Side,” earned a 2010 Best Actress Oscar
Jeff or Gloria Bero, 309-2875 or scooter- for Sandra Bullock for her portrayal of Leigh
mom16@sbcglobal.net. Anne Touhy.
Sun City Homeschoolers — The group of ‘Corazones de Familia’ Heart Auction
parents of homeschooled children meet at — AVANCE-New Mexico first-ever heart auc-
parks throughout the city, indoor swimming tion featuring original heart art by 90 area
pools, libraries, and any place where children artists is 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at
will benefit from one another. It also provides Peace Lutheran Church, 1701 E. Missouri in
support to other homeschooling parent. Las Cruces. All proceeds go back into the pro-
Information/schedule: 996-2100 or suncity- gram to help break the cycle of poverty.
homeschoolers.com. Admission: $5 donation. Information: Margaret
E. Miller, (575) 532-9330 or AVANCE-NM
Tembloroso Creative Lab — The new
(575) 405-2791.
online home base for El Paso visual artists and
musicians features an online store, artist pro- March for Babies — The annual March of
files, daily blog updates, a calendar of events, Dimes fundraiser is 9 a.m. Saturday, May 14,
and more. Created by El Pasoans Jim Ward, around Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Drive.
Kristine Ward, Armando Alvarez and Brandon Proceeds help fund prevention of birth defects.
Silverstein. Information: tembloroso.com. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Information: 590-
9499 or marchforbabies.org.
Violence Against Women Act program
The Las Cruces March for Babies is 8 p.m.
– Paso Del Norte Civil Rights Project offers aid
Saturday, April 30, at Young Park, 1905 E.
for undocumented women and their children
Nevada. Registration is 7:30 a.m. Information:
living in the rural areas around El Paso who are
(575) 523-2627.
emotionally, physically or sexually abused. The
program helps them learn to obtain work Ruidoso Hospice fundraiser — The 5th
authorization, public benefits, and, in some annual event is Saturday, April 30, at The
cases permanent residency. Program is free and Flying J Ranch, Alto, N.M. Doors open at 6
all information in confidential Information: 532- p.m. The event includes an Old West Gunfight
www.knyra.com 3799, 1-888-855-8292 or texascivilrightspro- at 6:30 p.m., chuckwagon supper at 7 p.m.,
ject.org. Flying J Wranglers stage show at 8:20 p.m., and

RAW FOOD rULES Woodworkers’ Second Saturday — The

Woodworkers Club of El Paso hosts a public
a silent auction 6 to 8 p.m. Proceeds go to the
Ruidoso Home Care & Hospice Foundation.

open house featuring woodworking demon-
strations and the sale of handmade wooden
Tickets: $25 ($15 children 12 and under); avail-
able at Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce,
Prestige Cabinets, the Wild Herb Market and
items 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of
Ruidoso Home Care. Information: (575) 258-
LIving foods WORK
SHOPs will include each month at, 3228 Sacramento Ave.
0028 or rhch.org.
Admission is free. Information: 760-6536 or
Raw Food Basics and Advanced 760-6536. Bowling for Dollars — Kids-N-Co.’s 3rd
Raw Desserts and Holiday Foods annual fundraising Bowl-A-Thon is 3 p.m.
Eating for Health and Energy Yoga for Life — 111 Rio Flor on the West
Sunday, May 1, at Fiesta Lanes, 5850 Onix
Side (off North Mesa between Thunderbird
Every workshop gives a complete Drive. Bowlers may collect pledges of $20 or
and Camille). Information: 778-3542 , 591-
overview of the Raw Food Lifestyle more. Cost per game: $2.50; plus $3 shoe
and how it can be part of your life. 3634 or westtexasyogaforlife.com.
rental. Proceeds benefit the To participate or to
Every class includes resource sponsor a bowler, call 351-1455. Information:
materials, recipes and a yummy For a good cause kidsnco.org.
Taste of Frontera — Frontera Land Alliance Moonlight Ball — Ysleta High School Tribal
For workshops, go to our website or contact us at
915.224.0447 or email us at rfr@knyra.com will host its annual meeting and fundraiser at 6
Rhythm Ballroom Dance Team, under the
p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Ardovino’s Desert
.rawfoodrules.com direction of S. Solis, will host a fundraising din-
Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park,
ner and dance 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at
featuring live music, buffet featuring regional

Ysleta Cultural Arts Center, 9600 Sims, with a

tastes and live auction with Victoria Gutierrez.
brisket dinner, performance by Tribal Rhythm
Proceeds support conservation and restoration
and general dancing. Proceeds benefit the
of critically important natural land resources in
team’s summer trip to San Diego. Cost $20.
the El Paso region. Reservations recommended;
Information: 434-8000 or Ssolis@yisd.net.
tickets also sold at the door. Tickets are $45.
Information: 526-7725, 490-8601 or frontera- Lucy G. Acosta Humanitarian Awards
landalliance.org. — LULAC Project Amistad will hold its annual
The non-profit Frontera Land Alliance was awards dinner Friday, May 6, at the Camino
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Page 14 El Paso Scene May 2011
May Roundup the Lowbrow Palace, 112 E. Robinson. More
than 80 artistic skate desks will be sold via a
Cont’d from Page 14 silent auction; minimum bid $20. Live music
and door prizes also featured. Proceeds benefit
mation: 731-5948 or project Amistad.com.
local skateparks. All ages welcome. Admission:
Keynote speaker is U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes
$5. Information: 351-1515 or
with Sheriff Richard D. Wiles as emcee.
2011 Honorees are businessman Woody
Hunt; community activist and Family Law Relay for Life — The American Cancer
Information Center Division Chief Ouisa Davis; Society will host the annual overnight event 7
pediatrician Dr. Carlos Gutierrez and Abundant p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday, May 13-14 at
Living Faith Center pastors Charles and Fort Bliss’s Stout Field, and May 20-21 at
Rochelle Nieman. Hanks High School. Participants, including can-
cer survivors, friends, caregivers and families
Polo Real 2011 — The polo event in honor
from throughout El Paso, will walk or run the
of former mayor Jonathan Rogers and benefit-
track all night in teams of 8-12 people to raise
ing El Paso Museum of History is 2 to 10 p.m.
funds for cancer research. Information: 544-
Saturday, May 7, at the new El Conquistador
4427. Web: cancer.org.
Polo Club on Hwy 28. The match begins at 4
The Luminaria Ceremony is at sunset, when
p.m., with several other activities be through-
names of loved ones are remembered through
out the afternoon and evening including a hat
lit luminarias each bearing the name of a cancer
contest, silent auction, music, dancing, food and
victim. Luminarias may be purchased with a
more. Attire is “denim and diamonds.” Tickets:
$100 (VIP tables for 8 $800-$2,000).
Information: 850-5448 or 351-3588. Letter Carriers’ Food Drive - The 21st
annual food drive is Saturday, May 14, spon-
Richard Hight — The award-winning artist
sored by the National Association of Letter
and teacher will be keynote speaker for the
Carriers, the U.S. Postal Service and other
Community of Faith Christian School’s “Igniting
organizations to benefit area food banks. To
Inspiration, Innovation and Individuals” banquet
participate, individuals can leave non-perishable
and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7,
food items in a bag near their mailbox; items
at the Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway.
also can be donated at local post offices.
Hight has used his artistic skills around the
Information: 533-2434 or 593-1396.
world to visually communicate, entertain and
inspire audiences. Tickets: $35 ($20 children). ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ — The
information: 584-2561. Hot PAWtooties, group supporting Pets Alive-
Hight will sculpt 150 pounds of raw clay and El Paso, Inc. presents the audience participation
painting with pastel chalks on canvas during his screening of the cult movie at midnight
presentation. Saturday, May 14, at Scottish Rite Temple
Theatre, 301 W. Missouri. Proceeds benefit
Skate Deck Art Show — The non-profit
Pets Alive-El Paso’s feral cat sterilization pro-
El Paso Skatepark Association will host its 2011
fundraiser 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Please see Page 16

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gram. Ages 17 and older welcome. Admission:
$10 ($7.50 student/military and seniors 50 and
older with ID). Information or toe volunteer:
309-8322 or elpasoscottishrite.org.
Prop bags are $2; no outside props, large
purses, bags or backpacks permitted.
Women of San Pablo dinners — The
group from San Pablo Lutheran Church, 301 S.
Schultz, will host two fundraising dinners in
May, to raise funds for three of its members to
attend the 2011 National LWML Convention in
June. Dinners are 2 to 5 p.m. with a gordita
dinner Saturday, May 14, and an enchilada din-
ner Saturday, May 28. Cost: $5 per plate
(includes entree, rice and beans). Information:
NAMI Walk — The El Paso Chapter of the
National Alliance on Mental Illness’s first ever
fundraising walk is Saturday, June 4, at
Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Information: Reb
Willard, 533-3118 or namiepwalk@att.net.

Fort Bliss
Anyone entering Fort Bliss must obtain a gate
pass. Driver’s license, car insurance and regis-
tration required.
Jackpot Bingo — Centennial Club’s Metro
Bingo Bar at Fort Bliss hosts for Guaranteed
Jackpot Bingo nights the last Saturday of the
month through June. One winner is guaranteed
to walk away each night with the jackpot prize.
Packets: $25 (16 games, including the jackpot).
The April 30 jackpot is $2,000; the May 28
jackpot is $2,500, and the June 25 jackpot is
$3,000. Additional bonus jackpot cards avail-
able for $10 (two cards). Call for times: 744-
Dinner on a Dime — Financial Readiness
Program at Army Community Service hosts the
monthly class that helps families make pasta,
sauces, appetizers, desserts and more on a
shoestring budget 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday,
May 3, and Thursday, May 19, at the Milam
Youth Activity Center, 10960 Haan Road. The
class is free, but pre-registration is required.
Information/registration: 569-5365, 568-1132
or aisha.ruhland@us.army.mil.
Free child care will be provided for children
registered with Child, Youth and School
Services. Information: 568-1132.
Fort Bliss Cinco de Mayo — The 1970s
sounds Fungi Mungle and special guests Radio
la Chusma perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 5,
at the Centennial at Fort Bliss (Building 11199
on Sergeant Major Boulevard) in celebration of
Cinco de Mayo. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a
karaoke pre-party, Sun City Roller Girls and DJ
Clarke Darrk. Proceeds benefit Army
Emergency Relief. Ages 18 and older welcome;
the public is invited. Tickets: $15 in advance;
$18 day of show. Available at the Centennial
and Leisure Travel Services at Fort Bliss or tick-
etbully.com. Information: 744-8427.
Army Ten-Miler qualifier — Fort Bliss’
qualifying run for the Army Ten-Miler is 6 a.m.
Friday, May 6, at Soto Physical Fitness Facility
on East Fort Bliss. Open to all active-duty mili-
tary assigned to Fort Bliss, family members and
civilians with military ID. Top five active-duty
male and female finishers qualify for the Fort
Bliss Ten-Miler team. Registration begins at 5
a.m. Registration free for active-duty military;
$10 for all others. Information: 744-5790, 744-
5793, 744-5800 or blissmwr.com/intramurals.

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Military Spouse Appreciation Day —

Army Community Service hosts a day of free
classes, door prizes and a light lunch for mili-
tary spouses 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 6,
in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day.
Classes include bowling, golfing, financial readi-
ness, marksmanship training, healthy cooking,
canvas painting, scrapbooking, makeovers,
wine tasting and more. Child care vouchers
offered with reservations. Space is limited, pre-
registration required. Information: 569-5838.
Whiskey and Cigar Tasting — Centennial
Banquet and Conference Center, Building
11199 Sgt E Churchill, at Fort Bliss will host a
cigar and whiskey tasting at 7 p.m. Saturday,
May 7. Admission includes choice of one cigar,
five top shelf whiskey samples and hors d’oeu-
vres. Ages 21 and older welcome; the public is
invited. Tickets: $14.95; available at ticketbul-
ly.com. Information: 744-8427 or
Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club — Rifle and
pistol shooting competitions are held almost
every weekend at the Fort Bliss Rod & Gun
Club — visitors can watch for free, food avail-
able at the clubhouse snack bar. To get there:
Take Railroad Drive to Deer; turn right.
Information: 568-2983.
Old Fort Bliss — Building 5051, corner of
Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The
Old West days of the “Soldiers of the Pass” are
relived through replicas of the original adobe
fort buildings and military artifacts,
Magoffinsville Post 1854 to 1868. Admission:
free. Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Information: 568-3137.

Club news
‘ElPasoMommies’ — The new online com-
munity ElPasoMommies.com hosts its monthly
meet-n-greet for mothers in the El Paso region
10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 30, at
Kinley’s House Coffee, 2231 N. Mesa. New
members welcome; moms may come with or
without their kids. Admission is free.
Information: ElPasoMommies.com.
The community is for all moms, grandmas,
expecting moms and includes play dates,
moms’ events, private message boards and
Woodworkers Club of El Paso — The
club’s monthly meeting is 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday,
May 3, at 3228 Sacramento (back of building),
featuring woodworking demonstrations, and a
show-and-tell segment for items created by
members. This month’s meeting features a tool
sharpening demonstration by Steve Trawick of
Texas Saw and Sharpening. Information: 760-
6536 or 564-5915.
Germania Club — The Germania Club of
El Paso’s monthly luncheon is 11:15 a.m. the
first Friday of the month (May 6) at the
German Community Center, Robert E. Lee
Road, Building 5095, Fort Bliss. Newcomers
always welcome. Information: 595-1108.
A Wurstfest is 6 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at
the center. Reservation deadline is May 9.
Westside Welcome Club — The group is
open to both newcomers and long-time resi-
dents. The club’s monthly free newcomers’
coffee is 10 a.m. Friday,
May 6, at 6468 Provincial. Information: 877-
2985 or westsidewelcomeclub.com.

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free and open to the public; lunch on one’s
May Roundup own. Information: 546-5267 or elppa.org.
Cont’d from Page 17 El Paso Quilters’ Association — The
The club’s Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May
is 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, at El Paso 19, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 2155
Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place. Club Wedgewood. Anyone interested in quilting may
members will model fashions by Chico’s. Cost: attend. Admission is free. Information: 592-
$19. Reservations (by May 6): 877-2985. 4655 or 851-3145.
El Paso Northeast Quilters Guild — Daughters of the British Empire Tea
Regular monthly meetings are 7 to 9 p.m. the — The El Paso MacGregor/Chester Chapter of
second Thursday of the month, at Trinity Daughters of the British Empire meets at 10
Presbyterian Church, 8001 Magnetic (at a.m. Saturday, May 21. Plans for a dinner to
Titanic). Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. The celebrate the Queen’s official birthday in June
May 12 program to be determined. The non- will be discussed. “Elevenses” served after the
profit organization promotes quilting among meeting. Information/location: 544-4801.
interested persons, and brings the beginner, Membership is open to women of British or
experienced, younger and older quilters Commonwealth birth and/or ancestry.
together for various events and projects.
Information: 751-2132 (leave message).
L’Alliance Française d’El Paso — The
group promotes French culture and offers fran-
Military Order of the World Wars — cophiles the opportunity to use the French lan-
The El Paso Chapter the Military Order of the guage in a variety of activities. Information:
World Wars will hold its monthly meeting and 585-1789, 845-6535 or afofelpaso.com.
luncheon at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at the The monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Thursday,
Wyndham Airport Hotel, 2027 Airway. The May 26, at Riverside High School, 301 Midway,
Chapter will honor its “Citizen of the Year” and with French cuisine prepared by the Riverside
recognize “First Responders” among police and Culinary Arts students. Reservation deadline is
firefighters in the City of El Paso. Members are May 21. Information: Maud, 833-8705.
encouraged to bring a friend. Information: 755- The monthly French film showing is at 6 p.m.
4038. Friday, May 27. Information: 585-1789.
Paso del Norte Quilt Guild — The Singles in the Son - The group develops
guild’s monthly meeting is 9 a.m. Saturday, May friendships between Christian singles from 25
14, at University Presbyterian Church, 224 N. to 45 years old. All denominations are wel-
Resler. A workshop on Machine Quilting fol- come and there are no costs for membership.
lows the meeting. Anyone interested in quilting Information: Andy, 471-1997 or
is welcome; no experience needed. SinglesInTheSon@yahoo.com.
Information: Sharon Geddes, 581-0432. Saturday events:
• May 14 — Dinner and a movie
Discover El Paso — The nonprofit group, • May 21 — Dinner and Bob-Os
founded in 1973, is dedicated to promoting
• May 28 — White water rafting trip.
things to do and see in and around El Paso.
The monthly luncheon is noon Tuesday, May Bridge leagues — Duplicate bridge events
24, at Radisson Suites Hotel, 1770 Airway. are hosted every day except Saturday, at
Reservations required. Information/reserva- Decker Bridge Center, Unit 159, 2216 East
tions: 584-3126 or 584-3858. Yandell. Duplicate bridge events are hosted
A field trip to El Paso Museum of Art is 10 everyday except Thursday and Saturday.
a.m. Tuesday, May 17, to view the “Monet to Admission: $5. Information: 544-6565 or elpa-
Matisse: French Masterworks” exhibit. Cost: sobridge.com. Managers: Peggy Craig, 581-
$10; lunch on one’s own after at Oasis 0371 or Steve Nordberg, 833-5915.
Restaurant. Information: Lynn, 833-9108.
International Coin Club — El Paso’s only
El Paso Christian Women’s Connection coin club meets at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first
— The group hosts its “Flowers in Bloom” Monday of the month at Travelodge-La
luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May Hacienda, 6400 Montana. Meetings include
17, at El Paso Radisson Hotel, 1770 Airway, educational presentations and auction of mate-
with inspirational speaker Cathy Reynolds and a rials submitted by members. Visitors always
presentation of this month’s outreach, Casas welcome, and admission free for first-time visi-
por Cristo. A special presentation featured by tors. Information: 533-6001 or 526-3180.
Artistic Works by Lu. Reservation deadline is
May 11. Cost: $13 (cash or check only).
Project Linus — The charitable group which
has donated thousands blankets and quilts to
Information/reservations: 598-0811.
seriously ill and/or traumatized children of the
El Paso Paralegal Association — The El Paso area meets 9:30 to 11 a.m. the first
association’s general luncheon meeting is noon Saturday of each month (May 7, June 4), at
to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at El Paso Club University Presbyterian Church, 244 Resler.
18th Floor Chase Bank Building, 201 Main, fea- Knitters, crocheters, quilters sewers and non-
turing guest speaker Chris Borunda of Ray sewers welcome. Donations supplies welcome.
Valdez, McChristian and Jeans giving an Information: Annette Wooters, 474-2845,
overview of Employment Law. Admission is elpasoprojectlinus.webs.com.

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Metales M5 - Mexico’s leading brass quintet Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m.
performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the Sunday. Tickets: $35-$45. Information: (575)
Rio Grande Theatre. Part of NMSU Cultural 646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.
Series. Tickets: $10-$15. Information: (575) A luncheon with Maestro Klein is 11:30 a.m.
646-1420 or panam.nmsu.edu. Thursday, May 5, at Ramada Palms Hotel
Conference Center, featuring a preview of the
Mozart’s ‘Grand Mass’ — NMSU Choirs performance’s music. Cost: $16.
conclude the academic year with its perform- A Friday at the Symphony dress rehearsal is at
ance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Grand 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6. Tickets are $15 ($5
Mass” or “Mass in C,” conducted by Jerry Ann students with ID).
Alt, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday,
April 29-30, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall, EPCC Musical Extravaganza — The El
will full orchestra. Ages 7 and older welcome. Paso Community College Music Department
Tickets: $15 and $20 ($5 for students); avail- presents its spring performance 7:30 p.m.
able at the Pan Am Box Office (575) 646-1420. Friday, May 6, at the Transmountain Campus
Information: NMSU Choir Office, (575) 646- Forum, 9570 Gateway North, featuring the El
2067. Paso Civic Orchestra directed by Lucy
Scarbrough, EPCC Chorus and EPCC Mariachi.
NMSU Department of Music — Admission is free. Information: 831-2454 or
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. at NMSU’s epcc.edu.
Atkinson (Music Center) Recital Hall, unless
listed otherwise. Ticket information: (575) 646- ‘Mariachis for Mom’ — Maestro Phillip G
2421 or nmsu.edu/~music/. Garcia and EPYSO presents an afternoon of
• 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday, April mariachi music in the 4th annual celebration of
29-30 — “Mozart’s Mass in B Minor” per- Mother’s Day 2 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at the El
formed by the NMSU Choirs. Paso County Coliseum, featuring Mariachi
• Saturday April 30 — La Catrina Quartet as Toritos and Ballet Folklorico de El Paso. Ticket:
part of the faculty recital series. $10 general admission; $45 VIP seating. infor-
• 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1 — NMSU Honors mation: 820-2952 or myspace.com/epyso.
Recital. The El Paso Youth Symphony has been invited
to perform on the Blues Brothers Stage at
2011 Young Musicians Recital — Universal City and at Disneyland June 27-July 3.
Selected entrants for this year’s Young They will feature a Rock Tribute show with
Musicians Competition will perform in recital at music by Led Zepplin, The Doors, Aerosmith
3 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at University and more.
Presbyterian Church, 244 N. Resler.
Performers include UTEP freshman Ismael Southwest Chamber Consortium —
Beltran, clarinet, and Franklin High School stu- Music Forum El Paso presents its final concert
dent Joshua Saenz, tenor. Special guest James of the season 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at St.
Blanchard, flute, an Oñate High School student Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1000 Montana, featur-
in Las Cruces and finalist in the 2010 competi- ing the music of Southwest Chamber
tion. Cost: $10 donation at the door. Consortium. Admission is free. Information:
Information: 449-0119 or epsmf.org. 755-0724.
The public is invited to observe the master
Loretto Academy Showchoir — The
class for Beltran at 1:30 p.m. before the con-
choir’s annual fundraising Spring Concert is 6
cert, under the direction of UTEP Associate
p.m. Monday, May 9, at Loretto Academy
Professor of Music, Dr. Donald G. Wilkinson.
Little Theatre, 1300 Hardaway. Performances
Immediately following the class is an audition
include Loretto Academy alumnae who were
workshop with UTEP Music Department Chair
members of Showchoir. Admission: $7.
Dr. Lowell E. Graham.
Information: Michael Hernandez, Choirmaster,
‘Shakespeare to Copland’ — The four- 309-9276 or loretto.org.
part women’s choir presents its springtime
‘For God and Country’ — The YES
concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the Good
(Young El Paso Singers) Choirs hosts a patriot-
Samaritan Stucky Auditorium, 3011 Buena Vida
ic/spiritual concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10,
Circle, in Las Cruces, featuring pieces based on
at Western Hills United Methodist Church, 524
the writings of Shakespeare, as well as music by
Thunderbird, featuring songs such as “God
Copland, Bach, Gilbert and Sullivan and more.
Bless America” and “Amazing Grace.”
Admission is free. Information: Jeannine
Admission is free; donations accepted.
Vigerust, director, (575) 524-0930.
Information: 581-4503 or 227-6002.
UTEP Department of Music — The 8th New Horizons Symphony — The sym-
Annual Music Department Gala is 7:30 p.m.
phony conducted by Shawn Robinson hosts its
Monday, May 2, in Magoffin Auditorium.
season finale at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, at
Tickets: $10 ($5 UTEP faculty and staff; free
NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall in Las Cruces.
for UTEP students).
Admission is free. Information: (575) 522-5571
LCSO with Adele Anthony - Las Cruces or nhsocruces.com.
Symphony Orchestra under the direction of The show features “Fantasia on
Lonnie Klein, closes its Classics series with the Greensleeves” by Ralph Vaughan Williams,
guest violinist May 7-8 at NMSU’s Atkinson “Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4” and
Music Recital Hall. “Nimrod” from the Enigma Variations by Sir
Anthony and the orchestra will perform the Edward Elgar, and selections from “The
lyrical “Butterfly Lovers” concerto by Chen Planets” by Gustav Holst including “Mars, the
Gang and He Zhanhao. The orchestra will also Bringer of War,” “Venus, the Bringer of Peace,”
perform Beethoven’s Overture to “Fidelio,” and “Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity.”
Borodin’s “In the Steppes of Central Asia,” and
conclude with Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.” Please see Page 20
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Program Notes Third Saturday Recital Series — El Paso
Conservatory of Music hosts free recitals
Cont’d from Page 19 showcasing their students’ and/or faculty’s
music skills the third Saturday of each month
(May 21) in the parlor at Trinity-First United
LCSO Family Concert — The Las Cruces
Methodist Church, 801. N. Mesa, accompanied
Symphony’s annual family concert is 3 p.m.
by Esequiel Meza. Information: 833-0263 or
Saturday, May 14, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital
Hall in Las Cruces. The concert features per-
formances by four young students from Las Edge of Texas Concert Band — The
Cruces area schools selected for the “Hey, band performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at
Mozart! New Mexico” statewide composer Ross Capshaw Auditorium at Coronado High
project for children 12 and under. Tickets: $5. School, 100 Champions Place. The concert fea-
Information: (575) 646-3709. tures a selection of concert band pieces under
An instrument “petting zoo” is at 2 p.m. in the direction of Barbara Lambrecht. Admission
the music center lobby, where LCSO musicians is free. Information: 433-6451.
let children see, touch and play orchestra
instruments. Quintessential Brass — The ensemble’s
15th anniversary free outdoor concert is 7:30
EPSYOs Season Finale Concert — El p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Madeline Park in
Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras’ season finale Kern Place, sponsored by Robert Cameron and
is 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the Plaza Theatre, Kern Place Association. Information: 731-9956.
featuring all 250 members of the orchestras.
Tickets: $12 ($7 seniors, students, military). El Paso Summer Music Festival - The
Information: 525-8978 or epsyos.org. festival’s 2011 Potpourri Concert featuring La
Featured are 2011 EPSYOs Concerto Catrina Quartet and the winners of the 2011
Competition winner James Blanchard in Franz Young Musicians Competition is 7:30 p.m.
Doppler’s “Fantasie Pastorale for Flute and Saturday, June 4, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts
Orchestra.” Other works include Bizet’s Center. Also performing are mezzo-soprano
“Carmen Suite,” Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance Orit Amy Eylon and pianist Margaret
No. 5,” and the triumphant finale from Hagedorn. Tickets: $15 ($10 seniors/military;
Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 5.” $5 students) Available at the door or through
Ticketmaster. Ticket information: 1-800-745-
Mesilla Valley Concert Band — The 95- 3000 or epsmf.org.
piece band performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, May El Paso Summer Music Festival is a non-profit
15, at NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall, Las organization under the umbrella of the El Paso
Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575) Community Foundation.
646-2421. This year’s Young Musician Competition win-
ners are UTEP freshman Ismael Beltran, clar-
Music in the Parks — The City of
inet, and Franklin High School student Joshua
Carrizozo, N.M. presents the Albuquerque
Saenz, tenor.
classical violin/cello duet, Duo Q in a pair of
performances Monday, May 16. Performances El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras
are 1 p.m. at the Carrizozo NM School Old auditions — The El Paso Symphony will host
Gym, and a longer concert at 5:30 p.m. at the auditions for EPSYOs’ 2011-2012 season
Trinity United Methodist Church, corner of D Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, at El Paso
Avenue and 11th Street. Music will include Conservatory of Music, 801 N. Mesa. Auditions
Bach, Kodaly, Brahms, Joplin, and Bugs Bower. are open to all qualified musicians age 8 to 22
Reception follows both performances. with at least one year of musical experience on
Admission is free. Information: (575) 648-2757 an orchestral instrument. Call for audition
or carrizozomusic.org. appointment: 525-8978 or EPSYOs.org.

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For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster, ny of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens,
call 544-8444 or go to ticketmaster.com. The Greece, becoming the first DJ to play on stage
UTEP Ticket Center number is 747-5234. Pan at an Olympics Games.
Am Center Box Office is (575) 646-1420. Many
clubs sell tickets through ticketbully.com.
Jenni Rivera — The Latin singer and her
band and mariachi brings her “La Diva en Vivo
Service charges may be added to listed prices. Waka Flocka Flame — The rap artist Rosaline — The Chicago punk band brings its
Tour” to El Paso at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7,
known for his single “No Hands” performs for “Gnarlie Sheen Tour” to El Paso at performs at
Conjunto Primavera — The norteño group his first time in El Paso Saturday, April 30, at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at The Hangout, 9300
at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $29.50,
performs a concert and dance at 8 p.m. plus service charge. (Ticketmaster).
Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway North, with Carnegie, with guests A Faylene Sky, As
Saturday, April 30, at El Paso County Rivera has released more 12 studio albums
guest El Dreamer, Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Also Artifacts and American Mantra. Tickets infor-
Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. Tickets: $37.50, plus since 1995, selling more than 20 million copies
featured is a classic car and bike show, appear- mation: 867-5870.
service charge (Ticketmaster). worldwide, with her 2008 self-titled CD mak-
ances by Swagg Team USA and local perform-
Conjunto Primavera was founded in Ojinaga,
ers. All ages show. Tickets: $15; available in
Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s ing No. 1 on the Billboard Latin Albums Chart.
Chihuahua in 1978 featuring singer Tony
advance only from All The Music, El Paso
‘Beethoven’s Last Night’ — The group Her latest release is “En Vivo desde
Melendez, accordionist/keyboardist Felix brings their first non-holiday show to the area Hollywood.”
Diablos Ticket Box office or online at
Contreras, saxophonist Juan Dominguez, bajo- at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at El Paso
diablos.com. VIP after-party packages available. ‘The Storytellers’ — The El Paso Bar
sexto player Rolando Perez, bassist Oscar County Coliseum. The group, best known for
Information: 525-5645 or (240) 601-5474. Association’s Law Day Event is at 7:30 p.m.
Ochoa and drummer Adan Huerta. their Christmas tours, have has sold more than
Saturday, May 7, Scottish Rite Temple Theater,
‘The Sound of Music’ — UTEP Dinner 5 million albums. Tickets $35.50, $45.50 and
Neon Desert Music Festival — The inau- Theatre presents the Rogers and Hammerstein $55.50, plus service charges. (Ticketmaster).
301 W. Missouri. Pre-show reception at 6:30
gural music festival benefiting Amor Por Juarez p.m. Dress is Casual. Tickets are $100.
family classic through May 22. Showtime is 7 The performance, based on the group’s album
and Creative Kids is Saturday, April 30, in Information: 532-7052, 532-7664 or
p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; dinner mati- of the same name, takes place in the spring of
Downtown El Paso, feature 27 local and tour- altep.com/EPBA-Storytellers.
nee performance 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1; 1827 when Vienna is experiencing the largest
ing bands on four stages, food vendors, local The show, benefiting the El Paso Bar
non-dinner matinee 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 5 lightning storm in its long history. Beethoven
artisans and more. Foundation, features three top country music
and 22. Tickets $26-$38 dinner shows; $12-$22 has completed the manuscript for his Tenth
Tickets: $3. All active duty military admitted songwriters from Nashville who will share their
non-dinner matinee. Information: 747-6060. Symphony. As the clock strikes midnight,
for $25. Ages 5 and younger admitted free songs and the stories behind them:
Mephistopheles appears to collect the great
when accompanied by ticket-holding adult; no • Don Schlitz, whose first recorded song, “The
Whiskey Dick’s — 580 George Dieter. Early composer’s soul.
one under age 14 admitted without adult. Gambler,”, won a Grammy and the Country
arrival recommended. Tickets available at (tick-
Information: neondesertmusicfestival.com.
etbully.com). Tickets per show: $12 ages 21
Tiësto — The “world’s number one DJ” Music Association’s and the Academy of
Lineup includes touring acts Omar Rodriguez returns to El Paso at 7 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Country Music’s Song of the Year.
and older; $22 ages 18-20. Information: 921-
Lopez Group featuring the former El Pasoan, Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway North. Tickets: • Scotty Emerick, who has written several of
Monterrey Mexico’s Kinky, Venezuelan rockers $40 general admission. VIP tickets available for Toby Keith’s No. 1 hits, including “I’m Just
• Eli Young Band — The modern country band
Los Amigos Invisibles, San Antonio’s Girl In A ages 21 and older for $70. Information: 755- Talkin’ about Tonight”, “I Love this Bar”, “As
known for their hit “Crazy Girl” performs at 10
Coma, Gobi, and New York’s Designer Drugs, 2000 or diablos.com. Good As I Once Was” and the Willie
p.m. Tuesday, May 3.
Brazilian indie rock band CSS, Toronto elec- After co-founding the label Black Hole Nelson/Toby Keith duet, “Beer for My Horses”.
• Johnny Lee and the Urban Cowboy Band —
tronic duo MSTRKRFT, as well as local bands Recordings in 1997, Tiësto released his first • Allen Shamblin, writer of “He Walked On
The country music favorite, known for his hits
DA, Lusitania, Radio La Chusma, Mexicans at solo album “In My Memory” in 2001. From Water,” a No. 1 hit for Randy Travis.
“Lookin’ for Love,” “One in a Million,” “Hey
Night, Frontera Bugalu, Zech’s Marquise, The 2002 to 2004, he was named the “World’s
Bartender,” “The Yellow Rose” (duet with Lane ‘Forever Tango’ — The internationally cele-
Royalty, Through the Trees and Bulletproof No.1 DJ” by DJ Magazine.
Brody) and more, performs at 10 p.m. Friday, brated Broadway musical hosts a Mother’s Day
Tiger. After releasing his second studio album “Just
June 3.
Be,” he performed live at the opening ceremo- Please see Page 22

May 2011 El Paso Scene Page 21

McLaughlin will perform a house concert at 7
Ticket p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the home of Charlie
Cont’d from Page 21 McDonald in Las Cruces. Advance reservations
required; BYOB. Admission: $25 donation for
performance at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at the
the performers. Information: Charlie
Abraham Chavez Theatre. Created and direct-
McDonald, (575) 541-1992 or Marjorie Foster,
ed by Luis Bravo, the production was voted
(915) 592-5122.
Best Touring Musical by Bay Area Theatre
Brashear is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist,
Critics Circle in San Francisco where it played
songwriter known for both bluegrass and jazz
an unprecedented 92 weeks at the Theatre on
fiddling. McLauglin twice was the National
the Square and has returned season after sea-
Flatpicking guitar champion. He has played with
son. Tickets: $45, $55 and $65. Limited num-
Laurie Lewis and the Grant Street Band.
ber of VIP tickets available for $100 (includes
admission, post-performance meet-the-artist Electric Love Fest — The music festival
event plus one copy of the Broadway CD. features music from some of the largest elec-
(Ticketmaster) tronic music artists in the world. at 7 p.m.
“Forever Tango” features 12 world-class Friday, May 27, at the El Paso Convention
tango dancers, one vocalist and an on-stage Center. DJ superstar Erick Morillo of Spain will
eight piece orchestra, including the instrument take the stage along with several other guests.
of the tango, the bandoneon, in a performance Tickets are $30 in advance (Ticketmaster).
that celebrates the passionate music and dance The show, presented by Tiger Milk, Famous
of Argentina. Angels, & Rude Nights, includes dozens of per-
formers, such as fire dancers and fire jugglers
Pierre Donoré — Access France and Eden and go-go dancers, with earth-shaking sound,
Enterprises present the French singer/song-
visuals, intelligent lighting, led panels, projec-
writer at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at Chamizal
tions and more.
National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial.
Accompanying himself with piano and guitar, Luis Miguel — The famed Mexican crooner
Donoré uniquely blends pop and folk songs to performs at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the
explore the range of emotions from romantic El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano.
to melancholic. Cost: $20; $5 full-time students With more than 45 million records sold world-
with valid ID. Information: 875-1696, 474-4275 wide, several Grammy awards and numerous
or access-france.biz. other honors and achievements, Luis Miguel
ranks as one of the world’s top concert attrac-
Dallas Brass — Grant County Community tions. Tickets: $57, $97, $122.50 and $147.50,
Concert Association presents brass ensemble
plus service charge (Ticketmaster).
at 7:30 p.m. May 11 at WNMU’s Fine Arts
Center Theater. Tickets: $20. Information: Thomas and Friends — The national tour
(575) 538-5862 or gcconcerts.org. of the children’s show “Thomas Saves the Day”
starring Thomas the Tank Engine, is June 4-5
Michelle Shocked — The singer-songwriter at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Performances
and recording artist performs a benefit concert
are 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday and noon and 3 p.m.
for the Southwest Environmental Center, 7:30
Sunday. Tickets are $15 to $70 (Ticketmaster).
p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the Rio Grande
The 90-minute live musical adventure is the
Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las
first North American tour for the show, in
Cruces. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 day of
which the engines are busy preparing for the
show. VIP tickets: $40 (includes reception with
Lantern Festival when a big storm rolls into
artist before the show and reserved seats in
town. Through discovery, friendship and coop-
the first two rows). Advance tickets available at
eration, Thomas finds a way to save the day –
the Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N.
and the festival goes on as scheduled.
Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 522-5552.
Shocked’s current “Campfire Girl” tour cele- ‘Cats’ — America’s favorite family musical
brates the 25th anniversary of her first album, returns to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Monday and
the unauthorized bootleg release of the Texas Tuesday, June 6-7, at The Plaza Theatre.
Campfire Tapes. Tickets: $33.50-$57.50 ($5 off for children ages
14 and younger), plus service charge. Discount
Yanni — The internationally successful music for groups of 20 or more (Tickemaster). 
superstar performs Tuesday, May 17, at
This national tour of CATS is the only produc-
Abraham Chavez Theatre. The live show will
tion in North America sanctioned by Andrew
introduce some of the music from Yanni’s new
Lloyd Webber. The national tour of “Cats”
album “Truth Of Touch,” his first album of orig-
recently celebrated its 26th anniversary season,
inal studio music in almost a decade. Tickets
holding its place as the longest continuously
start at $47.50, plus service charges.
touring Broadway musical in history.
Yanni will also perform his instrumental hits The Deftones — The rock band returns to
from the shows that have become famous the Sun City 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, in El
around the world, including his greatest instru- Paso County Coliseum, with special guests
mental hits made famous in his shows from the Dillinger Escape Plan and Mexico’s Le
Acropolis in Greece, the Taj Mahal in India, the Butherettes. Tickets: $28, plus service charge.
Forbidden City in China and the Royal Albert One dollar from each ticket sold goes to chari-
Hall in England. ty. (Ticketmaster).
Camilo Sesto — The Spanish singer/com- Adal Ramones — The Mexican comic and
poser brings performs his farewell tour at 8:30 television personality performs at 8 p.m.
p.m. Saturday, May 21, at El Paso County Saturday, June 11, at The Plaza Theatre.
Coliseum, with opening act Angelica Carrasco. Ramones is best known as the host of the pop-
Sesto was one of the most prominent Spanish ular “Otro Rollo.” Tickets: $25 and $55, plus
singers in the 1970s and the 1980s, and service charge. (Ticketmaster)
became famous for his powerful ballads, pop
Igor and The Red Elvises — The Russian
and rock. He has the world record of No. 1
rock and roll band returns to El Paso for a per-
hits in the world. Hits include “El Amor de Mi
formance at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at 6
Vida” and “Melina.” Tickets: $49.50 and $125,
Strings, 1160 Airway, Suite C. Tickets: $7; avail-
plus service charges. (Ticketmaster).
able at ticketbully.com.
Chris Brashear and Peter McLaughlin
— Fiddler Chris Brashear and guitarist Peter Please see Page 23
Page 22 El Paso Scene May 2011
unless otherwise listed. Information: 544-2101
Ticket or club101.com.
Cont’d from Page 22 • Freewill: The Rush Tribute — The show
voted one of the world’s best Rush tributes is
Rush — The rock legends’ “Time Machine 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 6. Tickets: $12 in
Tour” comes to El Paso Tuesday, June 14, at advance; $15 day of show.
UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. The tour’s high- • Take Action Tour 2011 — The hard
lights include a live performance of their 1981 rock/metal tour featuring Silverstein, Polar Bear
classic CD “Moving Pictures” in its entirety. Club, The Swellers and Texas in July is 6 p.m.
Tickets: $113.20; includes service charge Tuesday, May 8. Tickets: $15.
(Ticketmaster). • Rusko — The British “dubstep” DJ behind
‘Maria de Buenos Aires Opera Tango’ “O.M.G!” performs 9 p.m. Wednesday, May
— The operatic tango with music by Astor 11. Tickets: $16.
Piazzolla and libretto by Horacio Ferrer is 8 • Voodoo Glow Skulls — The ska punk band
p.m. Friday, June 17, at Abraham Chavez performs 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17. Tickets: $10.
Theatre. The show, which centers on the life • Combichrist — The Norway “aggrotech”
and death of a woman of the night, Maria, band performs its “Monsters on Tour” tour at 7
incorporates dance and opera in a unique way. p.m. Tuesday, May 24, with special guests ! !! &
Tickets: $30 and $80, plus service charge Invardensphere, The Great American and
(Ticketmaster). Starkiller. All ages show. Tickets: $18 in
advance; $22 at the door.
Newsboys — The Grammy-nominated and • Fear Factory — The metal band performs at
Dove Award-winning Christian pop rock band 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2, with guest Pinhed. % $ &
performs at 7 p.m. Friday, June 24, at (postponed from April). Tickets: $20.
Abundant Living Faith Center, 1000 Valley • Aiden — The post-hardcore band’s “Horror
Crest. The band, originally from Queensland, Nights Tour” is 6 p.m. Friday, June 10, with
Australia, has sold more then 6.5 million units Eyes Set to Kill, Vampires Everywhere, Get
with five Gold albums and 26 No. 1 hits. Scared and Dr. Acula. Tickets: $15. $ "%
Tickets: $20; available in advance at the ALFC • Afrojack — The Dutch DJ performs 9 p.m.
office. Information: 532-8543 or alfc.com. Monday, June 27. Tickets: $16.
Crystal Dreams 7 - The electronic “Paint • Unearth — The metal band performs at 6 &" # "!
Party” music event is 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25, p.m. Wednesday, July 6, with guests Turbid &" # $ &
at Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway North. North, Triumph Over Shipwreck, Limerance &" # '! (
Tickets: $15 general admission. Information: and Aura Lynn. Tickets: $15.
755-2000 or diablos.com.
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts
Vans Warped Tour 2011 — The 17th — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo.
annual music and extreme sports event is 11 Performances at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $6-$25,
a.m. to dusk Wednesday, June 29, at the unless listed otherwise. information: (575) 437-
NMSU Intramural Field (next to Aggie 2202 or flickingercenter.com.
Memorial Stadium), featuring multiple live • ‘Metales’ M5 Mexican Brass — The brass
music stages and Several extreme sports and ensemble performs Saturday, April 30.
lifestyle events and displays also featured. • ‘Swan Lake’ — The Academy of Ballet pres-
Tickets: $34 in advance; $36 day of show, plus ents Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet Friday and
service charge. Information: (575) 646-1420. Saturday, May 20-21. Tickets: $10.
Web: warpedtour.com.
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts
Venues & series — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information:
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or
— 122 S. Old Pueblo Road, hosts a series of spencertheater.com.
free concerts from nationally known touring • Paul Revere and The Raiders — The “revolu-
acts. Shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise tionary” rock ‘n’ roll band performs at 7 p.m.
listed. Ages 18 and older welcome; 16 and May 7. Tickets: $66 and $69.
older for outdoor shows. Information: 860- A buffet dinner precedes the show at 5 p.m.
7777 or speaking-rock.com. in the Crystal Lobby. Cost: $20.
• Thursday and Friday, May 5-6 — Enantos • Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder — The
Verdes and Elefante bluegrass legend and his band perform at 8
• Friday, May 27 — Los Lobos. p.m. Saturday, May 28. Tickets: $76 and $79.
• 10 p.m. Friday, June 3 — Sammy Hagar. A fried chicken buffet precedes the show at 6
The Memorial Day weekend Powwow out- p.m. in the lobby. Cost: $20.
door shows are 8 p.m. May 28-29: • “Don Quixote” — The Ruidoso Dance
• Saturday, May 28 — Joan Jett and the Ensemble performs the classical ballet at 2 and
Blackhearts 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Tickets: $28.
• Sunday, May 29, Puddle of Mudd.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and
House of Rock East — 8838 Viscount. Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Shows begin at 8
Tickets are $10, unless listed otherwise; avail- p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Information:
able online at ticketbully.com. 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• The New Politics — The Danish band known • Loretta Lynn — The legendary “Coal Miner’s
for hits “Dignity” and “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah” per- Daughter” performs Thursday, May 12.
form 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 2. All ages show. • Brett Michaels — The former lead vocalist of
• Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers — 7:30 Poison performs Friday, May 20. With Poison,
p.m. Wednesday, July 6, with special guests Tickets: Tickets: $25-$100.
Next 2 The Tracks. • Kansas — The American classic rock icons
• When In Rome —7:30 p.m. Friday, July 22. perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 2. Tickets:
• Coming in the fall is the legendary rock band $25-$60.
U.F.O.’s World Tour 2011, at 7:30 p.m. • Clint Black — The country music legend per-
Wednesday, Oct. 5. Tickets: $20 from All that forms at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 23. Tickets:
Music and the Headstand. $25-$100.
Club 101 — 1148 Airway. Advance tickets • Chicago — The classic rock band with more
for most events available at Club 101, All That than 20 Top Ten singles performs at 8 p.m.
Music, Psycha and online at ticketbully.com, Wednesday, Aug. 3. Tickets: $40-$150.

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Border Chorders — The barbershop quar- Festival Norteño y Banda is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
tet’s 64th annual show featuring a cappella Sunday, May 15, featuring Banda Estrellas de
singing by choral groups is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sinaloa de German Lizarraga and Control,
May 1, at the Chamizal National Memorial, Salvajes de Chihuahua, El Venadito, Los
800 S. San Marcial. The Border Chorders are Traviezoz, Latido Musical. Hosted by Univision
the El Paso chapter of the Barbershop 26, Jose 93.9 and El Gato 94.7. Tickets: $20.99
Harmony Society. Admission: $8 ($5 seniors, ($18.99 ages 4-12; $2.99 ages 1-3). Includes
students and military). Information: 581-5248 park admission.
or borderchorders.org. Exa 98.3’s Rock en Espanol event is 10 a.m.
to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 22, with Plastilina Mosh,
‘Every Other Tuesday’ — Doña Ana Arts Atomic pink, Septim 7 Pis, Grupo Amphibio,
Council musical performances 5:30 to 6:30 Low Luster League, Naveii, Carroba and Si-En.
p.m. every other Tuesday at the historic Rio Cost: $20.99, plus tax.
Grande Theatre, 211 Downtown Mall, Las The 2011 KLAQ Balloonfest is Saturday
Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575) through Monday, May 28-30, featuring balloon
523-6403 or riograndetheatre.com. launches each morning. Evening concert head-
• May 3 — Tombaugh Elementary Players liners are Hellyeah Saturday, Finger 11 Sunday
• May 17 — Mesilla Teen Singers. and Drowning Pool and Pop Evil Monday.
Steve Smith, Chris Sanders and Anne Jazz Unlimited Big Band — The jazz
Luna — The trio presents an evening of band presents an evening of swing, jazz, bal-
acoustic music 7 p.m. Friday, May 6, at lads, rock and Latin styles at 7 p.m. Sunday,
Julienne’s, 2329 Calle de Guadalupe on the May 15, at St. Mark’s United Methodist
Plaza in Mesilla. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Church, 5005 Love Road, accompanied by
Admission: $15; refreshments provided. vocal stylist Judy Day. Admission is free, dona-
Reservations, information: (575) 571-5298 or tions accepted. Information: 581-4444 or
chrisclarksanders@gmail.com. loveroad.org.
Smith, mandolin, Sanders, guitar, and Luna,
bass will perform original and traditional folk ‘Spring King Fling’ — An encore perform-
and bluegrass in the intimate setting of the Old ance celebrating the music of Carole King star-
Mesilla jewelry store. ring Laura Tate Goldman with the Dan Lambert
Double Drum Trio is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May
Amigas de la Guitara — La Tierra Cafe, 19, at The Magic Pan, 5034 Doniphan. The
1731 Montana, hosts the musical act as part of previous performance in March sold out. Cost:
its 2011 dinner show season Saturday, May 7. $34.95 (includes dinner, dessert and concert).
Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner served at 6:45 Information/reservations: 581-2121.
p.m. and music begins at 8 p.m. Tickets: $32
for dinner and show. Tickets available at the Alfresco! Fridays — The free outdoor con-
cafe; seating is limited. Information: 533-8890 certs begin at 5:30 p.m. Fridays through Sept.
or latierracafe.com. 30 at Arts Festival Plaza (between El Paso
Museum of Art and Plaza Theatre). Presented
‘Party with Fernie Lechuga and by the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts
Azucar’ — The Latin jazz band will host a Centers and the El Paso Convention and
dinner and dance 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Visitors Bureau. No outside food or beverages,
May 7, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino’s or pets allowed. Information: 534-0675, or
Signature Showroom. The performance fea- alfrescofridays.com.
tures a special tribute to Eydie Gorme featuring • April 29 — La Explosion (cumbia)
Dora Reyes. Admission: $30 in advance (cash • May 13 — La Imperial Sonora (Tropica/cumbia)
only); available at All That Music. Cost includes • May 20 — PT & The Cruisers (easy listening)
dinner and dessert. Information/reservations: • May 27 — Altarmotive (alternative rock)
471-0849. Tables for 8 may be reserved by call-
ing 471-0849. Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —
Live music is offered 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays
Fat Dog — The acoustic quartet perform at and Saturdays and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays in
8 p.m. Friday, May 13, at The Percolator, 217 the Franklins Lounge. No cover. Information:
N. Stanton. The band performed folk/rock (575) 874-5200.
from 1969 to 1981, before splitting up. This Disco with local DJs is 6:30 to 10 p.m.
will be one of their first performances together Sundays. Karaoke offered with Rock The
again after 30 years. Admission is free. House 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Thursday.
Information: 351-4377. Weekly winners receive gift bag with prizes.
Mesilla Valley Musical Arts Student Battle on the Border local band competitions
Showcase — MVMA and Sonoma Springs are 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays.
Presbyterian Church hosts its first showcase • Friday, April 29 — Inolvidable
featuring the talents of musicians from area • Saturday, April 30 — BJ Pando La Mezcla
high schools at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at • Sunday, May 1 — Mariachi Los Galleros
Sonoma Springs Presbyterian Church, 3940 • Friday, May 6 — Asi
Sonoma Springs, Las Cruces. Admission is free; • Saturday, May 7 — Rhapsody
but donations accepted. Information: (575) • Sunday, May 8 — Mariachi Flores Mexicanas
523-7714. • Friday, May 13 — Los Dukes
• Saturday, May 14 — Fat Soul
Wet ‘N’ Wild Waterworld — The water • Sunday, May 15 — Mariachi Los Toritos
park is at 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10 • Friday, May 20 — Alex Martinez
at Exit 0). Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday • Saturday, May 21 — BJ Pando La Mezcla
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and • Sunday, May 22 — Mariachi Las Caponeras
Sunday. The 2011 season opens Saturday, May • Friday, May 27 — Ekiz
7. Tickets: $19,95 ( $13.95 seniors; $17.95 • Saturday, May 28 — The Starliners
ages 4-12; $2.95 ages 1-3). Information: 886- • Sunday, May 29 — Mariachi Tapatio.
2222 or wetwild.com.
Season passes are $43.99 ($14.99 for tod-
dlers) plus tax. Please see Page 25
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Music • Butch Hancock — The Texas music favorite
Cont’d from Page 24 performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, with
opening act David Beebe. Cost: $10 in
advance; $12 at the door.
Zin Valle Free Music Sundays — Zin • Ricky Stein and The 44 – Thursday, May 12.
Valle vineyard, 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4
mile north of FM 259), hosts free live music 1
to 4 p.m. on selected Sundays. Guests may
bring a picnic, and enjoy wine tastings. El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway.
Information: 877-4544 or zinvalle.com. Shows are at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday,
• May 1 — Dusty Low 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and
• May 8 — Mother’s Day performance with 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Military admitted free
Julio Ortiz (2 to 5 p.m.) Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tickets: $6-$12.
• May 22 — Dan Lambert and the Double Information/reservations: 779-LAFF (5233) or
Drum Trio laff2nite.com.
• June 5 — James Springer • April 27-May 1 — Alex “Spigger” Ortiz.
This fireman-turned-comedian is a Showtime at
State Line Music — West Texas Food Bank
the Apollo TKO Comedy Champion. He also
and State Lane BBQ, 1222 Sunland Park Drive
appears in the upcoming film “Coming
presents the Rudolph Chevrolet-Honda out-
Attractions” and stars in the children’s televi-
door concert series 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays.
sion series “The Mystery Of” as Dr. Iz. Feature
Admission is free; all customers asked to bring
act is Eddie Pence.
non-perishable food donation or monetary
• May 4-8 — The Greg Wilson. This wild
donation for the West Texas Food Bank.
comic is a regular on FOX’s “Red Eye.” Feature
Information: 581-3371, WTxFoodBank.org or
act is Rich Aronovic.
Wilson will host a stand-up comedy class
• May 4 — Radio La Chusma
noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 7, for those
• May 11 — Kyle Park
interested in becoming a comic. Call for details.
• May 25 – Cory Morrow.
• May 11-15 — To be announced.
Railroad Blues — 504 W. Holland, Alpine, • May 18-22 — Co-headliners Cristela Alonzo
Texas. Performances begin at 10 p.m., unless and Sebastian Cetina. Alonzo has toured with
listed otherwise. Admission: $6-8. Information: Carlos Mencia on his successful “Punisher
(432) 837-3103 or railroadblues.com. Tour” and is writer on Mencia’s show “Mind of
• A Few Too Many — Latin rock and pop, Mencia.” Cetina has appeared with the “Latino
Friday, May 6. Laugh Festival” and “Circumsized Cinema,”
• Los Pinche Gringos — Border boogie both on Si TV, and with Locos Comedy Jam.
favorites, Saturday, May 7. • May 25-29 — Courtney Gee. Gee has
• Somebody’s Darling — The southern rock toured throughout the country, and worldwide
band performs Friday, May 13. with the USO “Comedy Break Tour.” Feature
• Turnpike Troubadours — Saturday, May 14. act is Peter Barrera.
• Bus Stop Stallions — The funk and soul
Sun City Comedy — The comedy group
group performs Friday, May 27.
hosts events at various venues. Information:
• Radio La Chusma — El Paso’s Latin rock
281-OPEN-MIC or suncitycomedy.com.
band performs Saturday, May 28.
Maverick’s Bar & Grill Comedy Open Mic
• Bob Livingston — The former member of
Contest hosted by Gibran The Comegician is
Lost Gonzo Band performs Sunday, May 29.
9:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 6999 Montana.
• Stone River Boys — The roots rock and
Participants can up to $200 in cash.
country band performs Friday, June 3.
The group’s “Traveling Comedy Club” hosts
La Viña’s Music On the Patio — La Viña live nationally touring comedy acts at various
Winery in La Union, 4201 S. NM Highway 28, venues. Upcoming shows:
one mile north of Vinton Road, hosts live music • Maki Sushi Bar, 11680 Pebble Hills, 9 p.m.
12:30 to 4:30 p.m. by “Live By Request” Thursday through Saturday, May 12-14
Sunday, May 8 and 15. Picnics are allowed, • Hookah Zen, 2293 Divot in Las Cruces, 9
but beverages must be purchased from the p.m. Friday, May 13.
winery. Admission is free. Information: (575) • The Percolator Coffeehouse, 217 N. Stanton,
882-7632. 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19.
• Federal Courthouse Bar and Grill, 912 Texas,
Padre’s Marfa — 209 W. El Paso Street in 9 p.m. Friday, May 27. Admission is free.
Marfa, Texas. Shows begin at 8:30 p.m. • House of Rock, 8838 Viscount, 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $5, unless listed otherwise. Saturday, May 28.
Information: 432-729-4425 or

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‘We Are One in the Spirit’ — The New critical thinking that all explore how much trash
World Drummers and Dancers will host an a person, family, class, and school can make in
International Day of dance celebration 6 to 9 one day, where it goes, and how to create less
p.m. Friday, April 29, at Court Youth Center, of it.
402 W. Court in Las Cruces, featuring 10 dance
Burges Spring Dance Recital — The
groups representing styles from around the
Burges High School Dance Company presents
world. Admission: $8 ($5 students and seniors)
its annual recital at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
in advance; $10 ($7 for students and seniors) at
May 13-14, at the Chamizal National
the door. Ages 12 and younger accompanied by
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, featuring several
parents admitted free. Information: Karuna R.
dance styles. Admission: $5. Information: 532-
Warren (575) 523-0664 or (575) 644-4933.
International Day of Dance — The 6th Contra Dancing — The Southern New
annual celebration of dance is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mexico Music and Dance Society’s monthly
Saturday, April 30, at Branigan Cultural
contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, May
Center, Branigan Building, 501 N. Main,
20, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle
(Downtown Mall) Las Cruces, featuring per-
de Santiago, Mesilla. The dance begins with
formances from local and international dance
beginners lessons; no partner needed. Callers
troupes from a variety of styles and cultures.
are Lonnie Ludeman and Lewis Land. Band to
Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2154
be announced. Cost: $6 ($5 age 17 and
or las-cruces.org/museums.
younger). Information: (575) 522-1691 or snm-
‘Dance to the Music’ — Coronado High mds.org.
School dance company presents their annual
British Ballet Academy - The academy’s
spring production at 7:30 p.m. Friday May 6, in
annual recital is 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday,
the Chamizal National Memorial Theatre. The
May 21, at the Plaza Theatre featuring a vari-
production will showcase a variety of dance
ety of dance styles. Tickets needed for admis-
styles. Admission is free. Information: 834-
sion and can be picked up at the academy at
9714 Montana. Information: 591-4472, 433-
Gallegos Flamenco Dance — Gallegos y 3620 or britishballetonline.com.
Baile Flamenco performs Saturday, May 7, at
Dance Extravaganza — The Las Cruces
Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San
Chamber Ballet’s performance is 6 p.m.
Marcial. Information: 532-7273.
Thursday and Friday, May 26-27, at NMSU’s
‘Forever Tango’ — The internationally cele- Atkinson Music Recital Hall in Las Cruces.
brated Broadway musical hosts a Mother’s Day Tickets: $15, plus service charge
performance at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at the (Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 527-1893.
Abraham Chavez Theatre. Created and direct- The ballet is part of Michele’s Dance
ed by Luis Bravo, the production was voted Academy, and was founded in 1983 to promote
Best Touring Musical by Bay Area Theatre classical ballet and dance in the Las Cruces
Critics Circle in San Francisco where it played area.
an unprecedented 92 weeks at the Theatre on
‘Estampas y Recuerdos 2011’ — Ballet
the Square and has returned season after sea-
Folkorico Tonatiuh performs at 7 p.m. Friday
son. Tickets: $45, $55 and $65. Limited num-
and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 27-29, at
ber of VIP tickets available for $100 (includes
the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San
admission, post-performance meet-the-artist
Marcial. Admission: $10. Information: 478-0141
event plus one copy of the Broadway CD.
or dancing_at_heart@yahoo.com.
“Forever Tango” features 12 world-class Barbara Driscoll School of Ballet —
tango dancers, one vocalist and an on-stage The ballet school presents its 50th annual stu-
eight piece orchestra, in a performance that dent recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the
celebrates the passionate music and dance of Plaza Theatre, featuring students from pre-
Argentina. It tells the story of the birth of the school to adult, in technique performances and
tango in 19th century Argentina where thou- a children’s ballet. Admission is free.
sands of men had abandoned a disintegrating Information: 584-9903.
Europe to emigrate to South America.
‘La Fille Mal Gardée’ — El Paso
Paso del Norte Tango Club — The club Conservatory of Dance presents its annual bal-
will hold a potluck reception dance at 7 p.m. let at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30
Sunday, May 8, at Shundo Dance Studio, 2719 p.m. Sunday, June 3-5, at Chamizal National
N. Stanton, immediately following the “Forever Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Information:
Tango” performance at Abraham Chavez Marta Katz, 760-6062.
Theater. All the area Tango dancers can meet, The story of young love is filled with playful
discuss the show, listen to Tango music and mischief. Choreographer is Erick Campos.
dance. Cost: $5 per person. Information: 532-
‘Nine Levels to Bliss’ — Danyavaad and
2043 or 490-4956.
the Shimmy Sisters host “a mystical journey
‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ — Kids Excel’s towards enlightenment” at 7 p.m. Saturday
annual “Event-of-The-Year” dance performance June 4, at the Scottish Rite Theatre, 301 W.
is Thursday, May 12, at the Plaza Theatre, fea- Missouri. This year’s dancers include Kareesha
turing 380 fourth-grade students from Cooley, and her Divine Dancers, Bella Fusion, Jackie’s
Moye, Roberts and Zavala elementaries, La Fe Barragan’s Circus, Judith Ann Marcus, the
Preparatory School, the Tiny Tots and Kids Children of Rakkasett, accompanied by music
Excel Elvis Impersonation Band. Ticket infor- by Danyavaad. Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 at
mation: 351-6999 or kids-excel.org. the door. Advance tickets available at Hal
This year, Kids Excel’s curriculum theme is Marcus gallery or online at ticketbully.com.
“Trash.” Instructors bring weekly lessons that
touch on math, science, problem solving, and
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Information: (619) 884-7707 or theshimmysis-
All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz. turies, Three Celebrations) committee pres- The Shimmy Sisters will also host a series of
ents “La fotografia de la Revolucion Mexicana” workshops 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 5,
Lienzo Charro Adolfo Lopez Mateos by Miguel Angel Berumen 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
— Av. Plutarco Elias Calles and Henry Dunant, at Scottish Rite Theatre. Cost per workshop:
Sunday, May 22. $15 in advance; $20 at the door.
two blocks from Av. Paseo Triunfo de la
Republica. Singers Saul El Jaguar and Adrian Teatro de la Nacion — (Casa de la Schedule:
Gonzalez perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Asegurada) Panama at 20 de Noviembre. • 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — “Get into the Body.
Tickets are 100 pesos at Sounds Music House, Information: 6256413 or telondearena.org. Get into the Dance,” Belly Dance with
150 pesos day of the event. VIP tickets al The “Read, Then Exist” program is at noon, Leilainia.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel at 16 de Septiembre Wednesday, May 25. Famous Mexican actors • 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. — Belly Dance Combos
y Lopez Mateos Avs. Information: 6296019. read for the public. The May reader is actress with the Shimmy Sisters.
Ofelia Medina. Admission is free. • 1:45 to 3 p.m. — Hula Hoop with Adelaide.
Museo de la Revolucion de la Frontera
— Zona Centro, Av. 16 de Septiembre at Ave. ‘Por Amor al Arte’ — The radio show, ‘Firebird, Swan Lake, Cinderella and
Juárez. The history museum in the Old covering all aspects of the arts in Juárez, airs 3 More’ — The Ballet Centre School of
Customs House is being remodeled as a to 5 p.m. Sundays on 860 AM. The show Classical Dance, directed by David Alejandro
national museum documenting the Mexican includes music, interviews, reviews of events, Duran, presents its 27th annual recital at 2:30
Revolution, which began Nov. 20, 1910. recommendations of books and movies, con- p.m. Sunday, June 5, at UTEP’s Magoffin
ducted by Hogla Lizet Olivas with Alex Briseño Auditorium, with more than 50 students ages
Museo del Chamizal — Chamizal Park, and Eduardo Cruz. Information: 4-17 performing a variety of dances ranging
Juárez (next to the Bridge of the Americas). from traditional classics to contemporary ballet
The museum features an exhibit of pre- pieces. Admission is free. Information: 544-
Columbian artifacts, as well as paintings and — Juárez correspondent Walter Schaefer 4348 or balletcentre.us.
sculptures from well-known local and interna- 2 022988 (cobracollectionag@hotmail.com)
tional artists. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free
except as listed. Information: 611-1048.
• The first Arte en el Parque of the year is 2 to
8 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Children’s activities,
cultural bazar, foods and drinks and continuous
entertainment. The event, held the last
Saturday of the month through early fall,
attracts 3,000 to 4,000 visitors. Admission is 40
pesos (30 pesos for children); or 250 pesos for
the season (150 pesos for children). April 30
theme is “Fantasia en el Parque” with featured
entertainers El Laboratorio de Santi Mutanti,
Clown Yann Costa, plus other dance and music
acts. The May 28 theme to be announced.
• An exhibit of photography by Luis Rojo opens
at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12.
• The environmental fair Ecoreciklaton is 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 10, at the muse-
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pesos that day only. Information: (1) 448964.
Museo de INBA — Circuito Jose Reyes
Estrada, Zona PRONAF. The museum is closed
for remodeling. Information: 616-7414.
• The museum’s grand reopening is at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 11, with an exhibition of
Mexican drawings.
• “Un Dia en el Museo (A Day at the
Museum)” is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May
21: Guided tours, puppets, children’s classes
and other activities.
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte — Av.
Henry Durant, Zona PRONAF, across from the
Red Cross. Information: 1730300 or
• The play “Tu tampoco eres normal (You’re
not normal, either)” will be presented at 7 and
9:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17. Director is
Humberto Zurita, with nationally known actors
Alexis Ayala and Alex Ibarra. Call for admission
• An art shop by hybrid style painter Fernando
Hernandez opens at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May
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Patriots vs. German Air Force — The • May 6-8 — Sacramento State. Game time is
German Air Force Defense Center will host a 6:05 p.m. Friday, 3:05 and 7 p.m. Saturday
friendly exhibition soccer game vs. the Chivas (doubleheader) and 11:05 a.m. Sunday.
El Paso Patriots at 8 p.m. Friday, April 29, at • May 19-21 — Hawaii. Game time is 3:05
Gary del Palacio Field of Dreams, 6941 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. Thursday, 6:05 p.m. Friday
Industrial. Doors open at 5 p.m. for pre-game and 1:05 p.m. Saturday.
activities. Information: 568-3004.
NMSU Women’s Softball — Home
El Paso Diablos Baseball — The games are at Presley Askey Complex, Locust
American Association minor league team regu- and Stewart, Las Cruces. Information: (575)
lar home game time is 7:05 p.m. (Sundays at 646-4126 or nmstatesports.com.
6:05 p.m.) at Cohen Stadium in Northeast El The final home games are May 6-7 vs. Boise
Paso. Ticket information: 755-2000 or State. Game time is 6 p.m. Friday and 2 and 4
diablos.com. p.m. Saturday (doubleheader).
Recurring promotions include Firework
UTEP Softball - The final home games of
Fridays, Thirsty Thursdays and Quartermania
the regular season are against Tulsa at 1 and 3
Sunday, as well as Military Nights throughout
p.m. Saturday (doubleheader) and noon
the season.
Sunday, May 7-8, at the Helen of Troy
• May 12-15 — Kansas City T-Bones.
Complex. Ticket information: 747-5347 or
• May 16-18 and May 27-28 — Amarillo
• May 23-26 — Shreveport-Bossier Captains.
To get there: take the Patriot Freeway to the
Diana exit. From Loop 375, turn south on
Kenworthy. SRAM Tour of the Gila Bike Races —
The 25th annual stage bicycle races are April
Special Olympics Spring Games — The
27-May 1 in Silver City, N.M. More than 500
Area 19 2011 Spring Games’ main events are 8
athletes compete in professional and amateur
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Burges High
bicycle races ranging from 168 to 340 miles in
School, 7800 Edgemere. Events include basket-
length, including three road races, and individ-
ball, track and field, tennis and motor activities.
ual time and men’s’ and women’s criterium
The “Athlete Village” will feature different
races. Information: tourofthegila.com.
games, music and entertainment. Admission is
free. Information: 533-8229 or sotx.org El Paso Bicycle Club - Club events are
Basketball Tournament is 6 to 9 p.m. open to the public; helmets required.
Thursday, May 5, at Burgess High School Gym. Information: elpasobicycleclub.com.
Opening Ceremonies are 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Leaderless ‘Wednesday Night Rides’ leave
May 6, at Burges High School, featuring recog- 5:45-6 p.m. from River Run Plaza, 1071
nition of athletes, sponsors, coaches and other Country Club Rd. 20-24 mile Upper Valley
volunteers. A Victory Dance follows. ride, at various paces. Optional dinner after-
ward at Hello Pizza.
Chivas El Paso Patriots Soccer — The
• 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 30 - Meet at La
professional soccer team’s home games are 8
Union Station on NM 28. Ride to Mesquite,
p.m. at Gary Del Palacio Field of Dreams, 6941
take the rollers at Vado and return via Vinton
Industrial. The Patriots are an affiliate team
to the restaurant for breakfast. 40 miles, mod-
with Chivas de Guadalajara. Season tickets are
erate (15-17 mph) pace. Linda Price, 433-4188.
$20 ($5 children). Individual tickets to be
• 9 a.m. Sunday, May 1 - Meet at Power Shots,
announced. Information/tickets: 771-6620 or
965 N. Resler, and ride up Transmountain to &
through Tom Mays Park. Return via rollers to
• Saturday, May 7 — West Texas United
Anthony and back. 35+ miles, moderate pace.
Blanca Harp, 422-2238, Sylvia Mejia, 740-9033.
• Thursday, May 19 — New Orleans Jesters
• 8 a.m. Saturday, May 7 - Meet at River Run
• Saturday, May 21 — Baton Rouge Capitals
Plaza and head to War Eagles Museum and
Don Haskins Youth Basketball Border Crossing, returning via La Union and
Tournament — YMCA El Paso hosts its inau- Vinton Road. 35 miles. Moderate to fast pace
gural tournament for boy and girl players age 8- (16-18 mph). Randy Limbird, 542-1422.
18, May 13-15, at various venues. Around 320 • 8:30 a.m. Sunday, May 8 - Meet across from
teams from Texas, New Mexico and surround- La Union Station. Ride up NM 28 then to end
ing states are expected to participate at more of Afton Rd and back to 28. Then we’ll head up
than 40 local gymnasiums. Information: 845- to La Mesa for a short break before heading
BALL (2255) or donhaskinsmemorial.com. back down 28 to La Union Station to eat.
Moderate pace; 45 miles; Rick Rivas 581-9896.
‘The Good, The Bad and The • 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14 - Meet at River
Beautiful’ — The Sun City Roller Girls’ May Run for a 30-mile moderate ride that will never
bout features the Las Diablas vs. Sexecutioners touch Hwy 28. Patty Van Tine, 667-0202.
at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at El Paso County o 8 a.m. Sunday, May 15 - Beginner
Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, featuring live half- Intermediate Group Lower Valley Ride. Meet at
time music by Radio La Chusma. Doors open Cotton Eyed Joe’s Restaurant at I-10 Clint exit.
at 6 p.m., Tickets: $7 ($6 military with ID; free Ride through farmlands and stop at the historic
for ages 5 and younger). (Ticketmaster). square in San Eli before returning. 35 moder-
Information: suncityrollergirls.com. ately paced miles. Breakfast after. Jim Weaver,
775-9757 and Margaret O’Kelley, 588-3825.
Baseball/softball • 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 21 - Meet at River
NMSU Men’s Baseball — The Aggies’ Run. Ride up Transmountain, return via
home games are at Presley Askew Complex, Anthony Gap and Valley. 72 miles, moderate to
Locust and Stewart, Las Cruces. Information: fast. Fernando Astiazaran, 613-9297.
(575) 646-4126 or nmstatesports.com.
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Fiesta at Wet & Wild Waterworld in Anthony. Packet Pick up and in-person registration is 1
Sports 30 miles, moderate pace. Good ride for BIG to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Crazy Cat
Cont’d from Page 29 riders. Bob Clark, 204-2531. Airport, 6625 Montana. Race day registration is
• 8 a.m. Sunday, May 29 - Meet at Rio Plaza, 7 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the start site.
• 8 a.m. Saturday, May 21 - Moderate leader-
Artcraft and Upper Valley for a moderate 38-
less ride meets at Rio Plaza, Artcraft and Upper
mile ride up to Anthony Gap and back through
Atom Cyclist Bike Club — The club hosts
Valley. Ride up the valley to join the rollers by 50-100-mile rides Saturday and Sunday from
the valley. Danny Cavazos, 422-0172.
Vinton Rd, then ride up to top of Anthony Gap the Atom Cyclist Bike Shop, 1886 Joe Battle,
• 7 a.m. Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day Ride
and return. Suite 205 (next to Super Target), for intermedi-
(leaderless). Leave from Rio Plaza to ride the
• Sunday, May 22 - Avance Bike Tour El Paso. ate and advanced riders only. Information, ride
old route up Dairy Farm and Three Saints to La
See separate listing. times: Atom Cyclist, 225-0011.
Mesa. Return on 28. Moderate pace 40 miles.
• 6:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28 - Meet at Rio
Plaza at Artcraft and Upper Valley. Ride to view Beginner/Intermediate Group (B/IG) Golf
the ascension of balloons at the KLAQ Balloon Rides - The El Paso Bicycle Club offers a spe-
cial training program for beginning and interme-
Candlelighters charity golf tourna-
diate riders. Weekly rides begin promptly at 6
ment — The 6th annual Charity Golf
Tournament is 1 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Fort
p.m. Tuesdays (meet at 5:45 p.m.) at Rio Plaza
Bliss Underwood Golf Course, 3200 Coe.
on Upper Valley Road and Artcraft. Helmets
Registration and lunch is 11:30 a.m. Four-man
required; no ear buds allowed. Park cars in
scramble format. Wine, tequila, scotch and
spaces marked for cyclists. Information:
cigar sampling after the game. Proceeds help
Margaret O’Kelley, 588-3825, or Bob Lynn,
send a child with cancer to a Candlelighters’
summer camp (Camp Courageous and Camp
• 6 p.m. May 3 - ABC Quick Check.
Bravo). Cost: $150 per player; $600 per team.
• 6 p.m. May 10 - Road Hazards.
Information: 544-2222 or candlelighterselp.org.
• 6 p.m. May 17 - Hold That Line.
• 6 p.m. May 24 - Gear on Bike. ‘Blue and Gold’ Golf benefit — Faith
• 6 p.m. May 31 - TBA. Christian Academy’s 13th annual fundraising
Weekend rides (see EPBC listing above) golf fundraiser is 1 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at
• 8 a.m. Sunday, May 15 - Lower Valley. Vista Hills Country Club, 2210 Trawood. Cost:
• 6:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28 - Balloon Fiesta. $95 per player; sponsorships are $150.
Information: 594-3305 or 740-8786.
Horizon City Bike-A-Thon — The 2nd
annual Horizon City Lions Club event is Spencer Golf Tournament — The
Saturday, May 14, and offers two bike rides: 26 Spencer Theater’s 5th annual benefit golf tour-
miles beginning at 9 a.m. at 158 Ellsworth; and nament is 1 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at Inn of the
a 2.5 mile family ride beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Mountain Gods Championship Course, in
Desmond Corcoran Park (corner of Rodman Mescalero, N.M. Lunch and registration is
and Veny Webb). Entry fee is $25 person for noon; shotgun start at 1 p.m. Scramble format.
the 26-mile ride and $40 per family (up to 4, All proceeds benefit children’s programming at
!!! minimum age of 10) for the 2.5 mile ride.
Proceeds benefit Lions Club camp for disabled
the Spencer. Cost: $125 through May 6. Late
registrations taken through tee time: $150.
children. All riders get t-shirt. Information: 313- Information/registration: (575) 336-0015 or
4577. Register in advance at imggolf2011@spencertheater.com.
" or 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. on race day. Horse Sports
EPWU Charity Cycling Tour — El Paso Tall Pines Endurance Ride - The 31st
Water Utilities will host its charity cycling tour annual AERC sanctioned competitive horse ride
benefiting Avance El Paso starting at Sunday, in the Gila National Forest is Saturday, May 7.
May 22, at Painted Dunes Golf Course, 12000 Riders will travel through on well-marked jeep
McCombs. Includes a 30-mile ride to Anthony roads and forest trails in the Burro Mountains,
Gap starting at 8:30 a.m. or 60-mile ride to La around 13 miles southwest of Silver City, N.M.
Mesa starting at 7:30 a.m. Registration: $25 in Awards banquet is 6 p.m. that night. Entry fee:
advance; $30 race day (includes t-shirt and $80 (for 30 and 55 mile rides). Fees are $15
snack afterward). Information: 594-5579 or more for non-AERC members. Extra meal tick-
sreinert@epwu.org. Online registration at et for guests: $10 each. Information/ride times:
epwu.org/avancetour2011. Jeff and Nancy Trickle, (575) 526-5262 or (575)
642-3309. Online entry forms at
The 8th annual non-competitive 12-mile Fun
Ride begins Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Entry fee:
$30 (includes banquet).
Amigos de Dressage Horse Shows —
The Paso del Norte Dressage Society will host
its 17th annual shows 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday, May 14-15, at Sunland Park
Racetrack and Casino, benefiting Therapeutic
Horsemanship of El Paso. Spectator admission
is free. Information: 373-9179 or pasodelnorte-
Dressage, occasionally referred to as “Horse
Ballet,” develops, through standardized pro-
gressive training methods, a horse’s natural ath-
letic ability and willingness to perform.
Ruidoso Downs Horse Racing — The
season begins Friday, May 27, with live racing
at 1 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, except on
holiday weekends when the horses run Friday
through Monday. The season runs through
Labor Day weekend with the running of the All
American Futurity. Grandstand admission and

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both youth and adults, at various City Alamogordo at the Rio Grande Soaring
Sports Tournament is May 19-22, El Paso Country
Club. Deadline to enter is May 12 (ID# Recreations and Sports Centers. Ten game Association’s spring fly-in. To watch them, head
Cont’d from Page 30 759404511). Cost: $23 singles; $18 per player guarantee and single elimination playoffs. All for the landing zone at the Griggs Sports
for doubles. Information: Aitor Zubiarrain, 581- adult players required to obtain ID. Cost: $440 Complex (Florida Ave. and Fairgrounds Road).
parking are free. Turf club admission: $10. Valet
3422 or jauria2000@sbcglobal.net. . per team; includes officials fee. Information: The Alamogordo Space Center also provides a
parking is $5. Information: (575) 378-4140 or
• This month’s 10 and Under “Tennis Nights in 534-0254 or elpasotexas.gov/parks. breathtaking view of the action during the 3-
America” and Junior Tennis Tournaments is 2 to • Summer Youth Basketball League — May day event. Call for details: 1-800-826-0294
A “Billy the Kid Chute Out” Bullriding event is
5 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at Coronado High 27-Aug. 15. Age groups for boys and girls are (Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce) or alam-
Friday and Saturday, June 3-4, Tickets: $20
School, 100 Champions Place. Cost for the 8 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under, 14 ogordo.com.
(ages 6 and younger free). Information: (575)
non-elimination tournament is $5 per person. and under, and 15 and under (Age cut-off date
Public Ice Skating — Skating offered noon
is Sept. 1) Registration deadline is May 19. Motor sports
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — Coaches meeting is 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19.
to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the Sierra
Location to be announced.
El Paso Speedway Park — 14851 Marina
Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday.
Providence Event Center next to the Coliseum, (off Montana 7 miles east of Loop 375). Racing
General admission and parking are free. • Adults Summer Basketball League — June 2-
4100 Paisano. All ages welcome. Admission: $7 is 7:45 p.m. Fridays, and include wing sprints,
Information: (575) 874-5200. Sept. 1 for ages 18 and over. Registration
(skate rental included). Spectator admission is super stocks, street stocks, modifieds, super
deadline is May 26. Coaches meeting is 7 p.m.
free. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpa- trucks, limited late models, and legends. Season
Recreational Sports soicemonitor.com.
Thursday, May 26, at Acosta Sports Center,
runs through September. Gates open at 5:30
4321 Delta.
Greater El Paso Tennis Association — Summer Youth Baseball — Registration is
Information: 532-5524, gepta@sbcglobal.net or Gus Macker Basketball Tournament — Admission is $10 ($7 seniors/military with
being taken through May 2 for the City of El
elpasotennis.org. Advance registration at tour- The annual 3-on-3 tournament is Saturday and ID/students age 11-15 or with UTEP ID). Free
Paso’s Summer Youth Baseball season set for
naments.usta.com, Call or visit website for Sunday, May 21-22, at Washington Park in for children 10 and under. Information: 791-
May 9-July 18 at various city fields. Twelve
other tennis programs. Alamogordo, N.M. Information: (575) 437- 8749 or epspeedwaypark.com.
games planned, including playoffs. Cost per
• The 7th annual Tennis for the Cure Doubles 6120. On-line registration: macker.com.
team: $310 for age 8 and up; $550 for age 10 Speedway of Southern New Mexico —
Tournament Championship is May 4-7. All pro-
and up and 12 and up; and $575 for age 14 and Memorial Day Hang-Gliding Fly-In - The track features modifieds, super stocks,
ceeds go to the local Susan G. Komen for the
up (includes umpire fee). Information: 534- The 30th annual fly-in is Saturday through speed stocks and more Saturdays. The
Cure of El Paso. Information: Jennifer
0255 or elpasotexas.gov. Monday, May 28-30, at Griggs Sports Speedway is 11 miles west of Las Cruces exit
Viramontes, 532-5524 or gepta@sbcglobal.net.
Coaches meeting is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May Complex/Dry Canyon, Alamogordo. Several
Juniors events:
5, at Hilos de Plata Senior Center, 4451 Delta. hang-gliding pilots will ride the thermals above Please see Page 32
• America’s Junior Open is April 27-May 1 at
America’s High School, 12101 Pellicano. Level 6 Parks and Rec Basketball Leagues —
tournament. Registration for the City of El Paso Parks and
• The Braden Aboud Memorial Junior Recreation hosts summer basketball leagues for

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Sports Families in Crisis Walk/Run — The Lee
Cont’d from Page 31 and Beulah Moor Children’s Home hosts the
9th annual 8K competitive race and 1-mile fun
132, off I-10. Take south frontage road to
walk 8 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at Sunland Park
Southern New Mexico Fairgrounds. Regular
Racetrack and Casino, 1200 Futurity Drive in
season begins Saturday, May 7. General admis-
Sunland Park. All runners receive t-shirts and
sion: $10 ($7 seniors, military, students age 11-
goodie bags. Registration begins at 7 a.m.
15 or with NMSU ID; ages 10 and younger
Registration: ($18 by May 15; $20 after); $15
free). Prices may vary for special events.
military/students/teams of 10 or more per run-
Season passes (20 events): $180 ($126 senior,
ner). Race day registration: $25. Information:
military with ID, students age 11-15 or with
Renee Tanner, 544-8777 or leemoor.org.
NMSU ID). Information: 1-800-658-9650 or
Online registration at active.com, or forms may
be piece up at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa,
El Paso Motorplex — The drag strip is at Suite 205.
13101 Gateway West, (east of El Paso at I-10 Packet pickup is 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 20,
off Clint exit #42). Drag races are 6 to 10 p.m. at the Children’s Home, 1100 E. Cliff.
Sundays. Spectator admission varies.
Information: 588-8119 or southwestdrags.com. Fort Bayard Wilderness Run - The 40th
annual 8-mile wilderness run and 5K run and
Runs and walks walk begins 8 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at the
historic parade grounds of Fort Bayard Medical
Run/Walk for Autism — Southwest Center (off U.S. 180, 5 miles east of Silver City,
Chapter of the Autism Society of America will
N.M.). The challenging and scenic course is on
host its 3rd annual awareness and fundraising
trails and unpaved roads in the Gila National
5K run and one-mile family fun walk 8 a.m.
Forest. Awards offered for winners of each age
Saturday, April 30, at Ascarate Park, 6900
group. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m.
Delta. Race-day registration is 7 to 7:45 a.m.
Entry: $25 by May 26 ($15 without t-shirt).
Registration: $10 to $20, depending on event
Mail-in registration deadline is May 13; online
and registration date. Information: 772-9100 or
registration deadline is May 19. Information:
(575) 388-2325, zianet.com/ftbayardrun.
Race Against Diabetes — The 3rd annual Online registration (through May 27) at
5K run and 5K and 1-mile fun walks are 8 a.m. active.com.
Saturday, May 7, at The Garden, 511 Western
Court in Union Plaza, Downtown. All runners Ruidoso Sprint Triathlon — The 5th
receive race t-shirt and refreshments at the annual 400-yard indoor swim, 10-mile bike ride
end of the race. Registration: $25 for competi- and 3.5-mile trail run is 8 a.m. Saturday, June
tive run; $15 for walk ($10 for walk for ages 12 11, at Ruidoso Athletic Club, at Wingfield Park
and younger). Information: 478-5663. in Ruidoso, N.M. Also offered is a Kid’s Tri.
Packet pickup is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday Registration (plus one-day USAT day fee): $50
and Friday, May 5-6, at Up and Running, 3233 solo; $25 ages 13-17; $10 Kids Tri; $85 relay
N. Mesa. Race day registration and packet teams. Registration deadline is June 8. No race-
pickup is 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the race site. day registration. Information/registration: (575)
937-7106 or bicycleruidoso.com. Online regis-
Braden Aboud Memorial Run — The tration at active.com
annual 5K and 10 K runs and 5K/1-mile fun
run/walk benefiting the Braden Aboud
Running clubs:
Memorial Foundation begin at 8 a.m. Sunday,
• Run El Paso maintains information on local
May 15, in the Zach White Elementary School
races at runelpaso.com. Information: Luis
parking lot, 4256 Roxbury. Trophies, special
Zaragosa, 543-2017.
awards and raffles will be also be offered. Early
• El Paso Triathlon Club is open to everyone
registration by May 12: $20($10 age 19 and
interested in triathlons and similar events.
younger). Late registration May 13-14: $25.
Information on training programs, get-togeth-
Race day registration for fun run/walk: $30. No
ers: elpasotriclub.org. Challenge series: south-
race day registration for 5K and 10K.
Information: 533-7529.
• The Border Jumper Hash House Harriers
Packet pickup is noon to 6 p.m. Friday and 11
(H3) meet Wednesdays and Saturdays at vari-
a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 13-14, at Up and
ous locations. Dues: $3 per run. First run is
Running, 3233 N. Mesa; and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on
free. Information: bjhash.com.
race day at the race site.
• The El Paso Hash House Harriers meet
Online registration (through May 12) at
Sunday afternoons for non-competitive runs of
2 to 5 miles, with a beer and snacks social
The foundation, established in the name of a
event afterward. Cost: $4 per hash. First run is
local middle school student killed in a skiing
free; walkers welcome. Information: 345-5130.
accident, helps young people in their athletic
Weekly meet-up listed at elpasohash.com.
activities by providing shoes and other assis-

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Freedom Camp 2011 — Team Bliss’s camp bers. Advance reservations needed.
aimed at ages 9-12 is June 6-10 at Lone Tree Information: 532-8156 or elpasozoo.org.
Ranch in Lincoln National Forest, in Capitan,
N.M. The four-day camp includes recreational,
social, educational, and therapeutic activities to
help teens understand and better cope with the
Summer Fun for Kids This year’s theme is “Z-Raffes,” and campers
can choose from one of two camps this year:
Zebras or Giraffes.
UTEP Summer Theatre and Dance
effects of war, deployments, and reunification. ed. Information: 422-8793. 20-24, July 11-15 and July 25-29 for grades K camps — The UTEP Department of Theatre,
Registration fee: $30 per camper (includes Choir director is Michael Hernandez with through 12. Dance and Film will host its 2011 summer
lodging, meals, activities and transportation) assistant director Rocio Rodriguez, accompanist “Science Olympiad Camp” is an overnight camps June 6-24. Tuition: $200 per camp.
(some scholarships available). Deadline is May Nate Schocker and art director Isabelle camp designed to help give students winning Information: Adriana Dominguez, 747-621.
13. Information: 568-4374. Registration packet Hernandez. strategies and techniques as well as mental Scholarship and documents available at the-
available online at blissmwr.com/yess. competitions for grades 9 through 12.
Safety Town — The 45th anniversary of the atredance.utep.edu.
Children with a parent currently deployed, New this year is “Spy Camp” focused on high
annual Safety Town program for children about • Summer Acting Camp is 9 a.m. to noon for
returned from deployment within the last 12 tech gadgetry, disguises, espionage and other
to start school has free weekly sessions, 10 ages 7 to 12, and 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 13-18,
months or scheduled to deploy within the next secrets June 13-17 and July 18-22 for grades
a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, June 6- Mondays through Fridays, focusing on the act-
12 months are eligible to apply. K through 9.
July 29, at Bassett Place. Registration forms ing and rehearsal process. Technical Theatre
Also new is “Scream Camp” about roller
Volleyball Summer League — City of El available at the Bassett Place Customer Service Camp is 9 a.m. to noon for ages 13-18, focus-
coasters, g-forces and other extreme amuse- ing on the technical aspects of the theatre. All
Paso Parks and Recreation Department and Center. Scheduling is first-come, first-serve.
ment park attractions June 27-July 1 and Aug. theatre camps end with a live performance.
NCAA Rules hosts 2011 summer volleyball Class limited to 25 students. No class July 5-9.
1-5 for grades K through 9. • Summer Dance Camps are 9 a.m. to noon
leagues for both youth and adults at various city Information: 772-7479 or 772-7106.
recreation and sports centers. Ten games guar- The program is open to children aged 5 and 6 Summer Zoo Camp — The week-long for ages 13-18, and 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 7-12.
anteed with double elimination playoffs. who are about to start school. The one-week camps for ages 6 to 10 are 9 a.m. to noon The camps focus on dance and the rehearsal
Information: 757-2743 or lass, sponsored by Bassett Place with the El Monday through Friday June 6- Aug. 12, at process. Camps ends with a live performance.
elpasotexas.gov/parks. Paso Police Department, teaches kids about the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano. Campers will YMCA Summer Program - El Paso YMCA
• Summer Youth Club Volleyball is Tuesdays or traffic, fire, stray animals, strangers, drugs and learn about conservation and experience live branches offer summer programs June 6-Aug.
Fridays May 28-July 30 for girls age 8-17. other safety issues. Instruction is in a classroom education animals, behind-the-scenes tours, 19 for ages 6-12. Camps run Monday through
Registration deadline is May 20. Coaches setting for an hour then in the kid-sized “Safety crafts, games and more. Cost: $95 per week
Meetings at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Town Village” for the second hour. Graduation (includes t-shirt and snacks); $85 for zoo mem-
May 16 and 18 at Nations Tobin. Cost: $260 ceremony at 11 a.m. each Friday of program. Please see Page 36
per team (exact change requested).
• Summer Adult Coed Volleyball is Monday
Summer Guitar Gamp — Mike’s Music,
two blocks from Montana and Joe Battle, hosts
through Thursday, June 13-Aug. 15 for ages
the beginners guitar camp for ages 10-17 June
18 and over. Registration deadline is June 8.
6-July 29. Each five-day program is 10 to 11:50
Coaches meetings are 6:30 p.m. Monday and
a.m. for ages 10-12 and 1 to 2:50 p.m. for ages
Wednesday, June 6 and 8, at Nations Tobin,
13-17. Students learn to read and play guitar
8831 Railroad Drive.
music in a fun environment. Each camp is limit-
Cost: $290 per team (includes ref fees).
ed to eight students. Cost: $80 per week ($65
• Summer Adult Coed 4 vs. 4 Sand Volleyball is
early registration before May 8); includes t-shirt
4 to 7 p.m. Saturdays, June 13-Aug. 15 at
and five-day guitar rental. Information: 613-
Carlos Baumbach and Salvador Rivas parks.
2827 or mikesmusictx.com.
Registration deadline June 8. Coaches meetings
are 6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, June 6 Summer Science Camps 2011 regis-
and 8, at Nations Tobin. Cost: $245 per team; tration — The New Mexico Museum of
exact change requested. Space History in Alamogordo’s week-long sci-
ence camps June 6-Aug. 5 are accepting regis-
Ballet Performing Arts Center camps
tration for youth in grades K through 12. The
— The Ballet Performing Arts Center, 631 N.
five-day camps and residential camp programs
Resler Ste 201B (at Belvidere), offers summer
are offered on select weeks. Registration/infor-
dance camps and classes June 6-Aug. 5. Call
mation: (5750 437-2840 ext. 41132, 1-877-
for schedule/cost. Information: 585-6362 or
333-6589 or nmspaceacademy@live.com.
Web: nmspacemuseum.org.
• Summer Intensive Classes — Olga Balbocean
This year’s camp features four themed camps
formerly of The Moscow Ballet and The Ballet
including the Space Week Camp “To The Edge
Russe in London will conduct a ballet program
of the Universe” focusing on galaxies, black
throughout the summer.
homes, exoplanet and more June 6-10, June
• Magic Fairy Camp — The popular camp for
young girls returns. Each day has a different
theme. Learn ballet and enjoy snacks, tea par-
ties, arts and crafts. A performance is held the
last day for parents, and dancers take home a
tutu and a magic wand.
Ballet Summer Intensive Workshop —
El Paso Conservatory of Dance, 1060 Doniphan
Park Circle, Suite H, hosts its 4th summer
dance workshop for ages 8 to adult Monday
through Friday, June 6-17, led by distinguished
guest instructors. Separate programs for
Advanced, Intermediate, and Pre-Intermediate
dancers include classes in ballet technique,
pointe, variations, pax de deux and character
dance. Instructors include Erick Campos,
Marina Oreshkevich and other guest artists.
Workshop ends with a student performance
June 18. Call for cost. Information/registration:
Marta Katz, 760-6062.
‘God Bless America” Summer Camp
— El Paso Youth Choirs hosts its summer
music and art camp for ages 6 to 19, 8:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 6-
10, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1000 Montana.
Cost: $150 registration fee, plus $25 for art
materials. Reservations needed as space is limit-

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Summer Fun humane education lessons with tons of hands- ICCAE Summer Program at UTEP — ride admission. Individual ride tickets are $2.
on activities and interaction with the shelter The 5th annual Intelligence Community Center Information: (575) 589-3410 or westernplay-
Cont’d from Page 33 pets, as well as learn about careers dealing with land.com. Take Sunland Park Exit 13 from I-10.
of Academic Excellence (ICCAE) High School
animals. Fee: $75. Information: 532-6971, ext. Summer Program at UTEP runs July 11-Aug. May hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to
Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registration during reg- 12 or mlopez@hselpaso.org. Schedule: 7 p.m. Sundays, and Monday, May 30.
5 for juniors and seniors. The free four-week
ular office hours. Registration: $130 ($100 • June 13-17 and July 11-15 for ages 6-8. program includes classes in Arabic, political sci-
members). Extra fees for field trips. • June 20-24 and July 18-22 for ages 9-10.
Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305
ence, intercultural communications, intelligence
Information/costs: 584-9622, ext. 21 or elpa- Yaya Road, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta
• June 27-July 1 and July 25-27, ages 11-13. and national security studies, and computer sci-
soymca.org. Mission. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday
ence and is designed for students who may
Camps including swimming, arts and crafts, Mad Science of El Paso Summer through Sunday. The center features a museum
want to pursue a career in the intelligence field.
field trips, environmental activities, family nights Camps — Mad Science’s 6th hosts annual on the Tigua tribe, including its relationship to
Much of the course takes place in Kelly Hall,
and other special activities. week-long summer science camps for ages 6- the Tiwas of northern New Mexico. Admission
but weekly field trips are planned. Information:
This year’s themes are Raiders of the Lost 12. The mission of the camps is to spark the is free. Information: 859-7700 or
Lisa Tomaka, 747-6166 or uc.utep.edu.
YMCA, Celebration, Disco Daze, Heroes imagination of children with fun interactive pro- ysletadelsur.org.
Among Us, Party in the USA, Sports grams. Cost: $110 per child per camp (includes Salvation Army camp — Donations are
supplies and take-home experiments each day);
Wyler Aerial Tramway — Texas’ only pub-
Extravaganza, Fun and Fitness, Deep in the sought to fund summer camp for children living
licly accessible mountain tramway gives passen-
Heart of Texas, Y Go Green, Back to the $10 discount for 2nd child registering for the in El Paso’s Salvation Army shelter. The week-
gers a view of 7,000 square miles, two coun-
Future and Imaginarium. same week’s camp. Information/registration: long camps provide outdoor experiences such
tries and three states. Cost is $7 for adults and
832-0118 or madscience.org/elpaso. as hiking, sports, swimming and other camp
Kids-n-Critters Summer Camp — The • June 28-July 29 — Mt. Franklin Baptist
$4 for children 12 years and under. Tickets
activities. Donations should be made to the
Humane Society’s week-long summer camps sales stop one hour before closing. Hours of
Church, 201 E. Sunset. Salvation Army, marked “summer camp” and
are offered 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. selected Mondays operation are noon to 6 p.m. Mondays,
• July 11-29 — El Paso Community College’s mailed to 4300 E. Paisano, El Paso, TX 79905.
through Fridays, June 13-July 27, at Humane Thursdays and Sundays, and noon to 8 p.m.
Northwest Campus, 6701 S. Desert Boulevard Information: 544-9811 or salvationarmy.org.
Society, 4991 Fred Wilson to teach kids how to Fridays, Saturdays and holidays. The tram is
(Register directly through EPCC).
have respect towards animals and be responsi- closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
ble pet owners. Participants learn different Summer Archaeology Day Camp — El Area attractions Summer hours begin Memorial Day: noon to
Paso Museum of Archaeology, 4301 Wet ‘N’ Wild Waterworld — The water 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday, noon to 9 p.m.
Transmountain Road in Northeast El Paso (west park is at 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10 Friday through Sunday. Information: 566-6622.
of U.S. 54), hosts its 2011 interactive youth at Exit 0). Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park is managed
summer camps for grades 1-7 9 a.m. to noon through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and by Texas Parks & Wildlife. To get there: Take
Tuesdays through Fridays, through Aug. 13. Sunday. The 2011 season opens Saturday, May Alabama to McKinley and turn toward the
Hands-on courses teach about the science of 7. Tickets: $19,95 ( $13.95 seniors; $17.95 ages mountain.
archaeology, its tools, and the prehistory of the 4-12; $2.95 ages 1-3). Information: 886-2222
Americas. Also includes a field trip. Cost per
Licon Dairy — The dairy’s gift shop popular
or wetwild.com.
for its homemade asadero cheese products is
youth: $70 ($55 museum members). Space is Season passes are $43.99 ($14.99 for tod-
located at 11951 Glorietta Road in San Elizario
limited, registration taken on a first come, first dlers) plus tax.
and is open 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday
serve basis. Information/registration: 755-4332
Western Playland — The amusement park through Friday and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday
or guidamr@elpasotexas.gov.
is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M. and Sunday. The dairy also features a petting
Camps for grades 2-4 (ages 7 to 9) are June
across from the racetrack. Tickets: $16.70, plus zoo and fishing hole. Admission is free, with a
28-July 1 and July 26-29.
tax (pay one price); $5 non-rider admission; nominal charge for fishing hole use.
Camps for grades 5-7 (ages 10-12) are July
free non-rider passes for ages 2 and younger Information: 851-2705 or licondairy.com.
12-15 and Aug. 9-12.
and age 60 and older, includes train and sky
Indian Cliffs Ranch — The working cattle
ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo,
longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and
the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to
the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse.
Information: (915) 544-3200 or cattle-
San Elizario Historic District — The dis-
trict at 1500 Main Street in San Elizario on the
Mission Trail features art galleries, gift shops,
the Historic San Elizario Chapel, the Portales
Museum and the Veteran’s Museum.
Information: 851-0041, 594-8424 or

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El Paso’s street names recall the famous and not-so-famous.
Finding the story behind the names can take some digging.
Story by Lisa Kay Tate
sk most anyone in El Paso where that street name on that street for, and by, Library’s Border Heritage Center began 543-5440 to have it researched.

A George Dieter is, how to get to

Fred Wilson or if Joe Battle is very
far from Woodrow Bean and they might
himself,” Polk said.
Although Polk said that they never fol-
lowed up on that claim, others have similar
this quest with the creation of an informal
brochure in 2008, complied by the center’s
Rebecca Rogers.
Rogers said that she really enjoyed learn-
ing what the priorities of the communities
were at different points in history as shown
easily be able to answer. Ask them whom stories. Writer Frank Gorman said that However, Rogers said, the list barely through people deemed worthy of having a
any of these people are and the answers Wilson was a city engineer during the scratches the surface of the hundreds of street named after them.
might not come so quickly, if at all. 1920s, likely serving in the same post streets, avenues, boulevards and other For example, there are several streets
In some cases, a relatively obscure name George Dieter had later on. routes named for people. The brochure named after some of the area’s early doc-
now graces a major thoroughfare while a Wilson might also tie-in to El Paso’s mil- contained a few of the more commonly tors, such as Schuster Street, which runs
more recognizable local celebrity’s name itary history as El Paso Times librarian seen streets on a two-page list. The list the past El Paso High School and several med-
may languish on a back road. While Fred Trish Long said that he was an Army flier library keeps for reference is much more ical facilities, named for one the original
Wilson or John Dyer are the namesakes of before El Paso Mayor R.E. Thomason thorough, with 20 pages of names, both founders of Providence Memorial
Northeast El Paso’s main streets, it takes a appointed him to a committee to bring an known and waiting-to-be identified. Hospital, Dr. Michael Phillip Schuster.
bit of research to find out who they were. airport into the Sun City. “The brochure was just a small inkling of Businessman O.T. Bassett, for whom
On the other hand, you may have to drive “Fred Wilson was a county surveyor and what is out there,” said Rogers, who start- Bassett Avenue and Bassett Place mall,
around a bit to discover Don Haskins engineer,” El Paso Museum of History ed the research in 2007 and made updates named Myrtle Avenue after his mother.
Drive in an industrial district on the East Curator Barbara Angus said. “He helped to the list in 2010. “There are still a lot of El Paso doctor William Martin Yandell
Side, or Hal Marcus Place, a cul-de-sac draw up the plans for the first El Paso names we have not been able to find.” also has a street named for him in Central
just a few blocks away. Airport in 1927.” Guesses, even educated ones, can some- El Paso, as he was the first to build a home
A few streets bear only a first name — Planners and engineers living on as streets times be wrong. An example is St. Vrain, on the street.
which might simply honor a family mem- include George Dieter and Joe Battle. which runs north from Central El Paso Other’s achievements are a little less
ber or friend, or in one case, celebrate El Dieter was El Paso’s public works direc- through Arroyo Park. apparent.
Paso’s first debutante. tor in the 1960s. He arrived in El Paso in “Most people would think it was named “There’s a street named after the first El
Then there are whole subdivisions replete 1962 after holding several leadership posi- after a religious figure, but it wasn’t,” she Paso debutante,” Rogers said. “It doesn’t
with theme names, including pro golfers tions in planning, traffic and design proj- said. “(Vincent) St. Vrain was a fur trapper, mean much now, but in that time frame it
and astronauts. ects in cities such as Waco, Lubbock and mountain man and one of the original was a big deal.”
Then there are the names rich in local Galveston, as well as in the Army Corps of owners of the town site.” The debutante, Florence Hills, for whom
history that may ring a bell, from military Engineers. The son of a German immi- McKelligon Canyon Road, which leads Florence Street near UTEP was named,
heroes such as Doniphan and Pershing to grant, Dieter’s own father lived a short into McKelligon Canyon, was also named was also the daughter of William S. Hills,
past mayors such as Campbell and time in El Paso before moving to San for an early landowner, Maurice J. former attorney and real estate representa-
Robinson to civic leaders and city planners Francisco to work in construction. McKelligon. McKelligon was an active tive who at one time owned the largest part
like Dale Resler. Battle, who had more than 40 years of cattle rancher in El Paso and lived in the of El Paso’s business district. Hills also
Knowing the inspiration behind the street service with the state highway department, canyon now named for him until 1887. has his own street just south of Paisano.
names can turn an everyday drive to work oversaw the construction of most of El When he eventually left El Paso to live out
into a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Paso’s major roads. When he retired in his final years in Nevada, he had sold por- From golfers to artists
1991 from the Texas Department of tions of his vast acreage to develop the
Community leaders of the past (and
Planning a legacy Highways and Public Transportation’s El Kern Place neighborhood.
sometimes the present) have always been
Paso District Office, City Council honored Rogers said that the library does still get
Sometimes, there may be many stories popular choices for naming streets, as well
him by naming part of Loop 375 after him. questions about streets, but she noted that
behind a street’s name, all with their own as actors, musicians, professional athletes
In an El Paso Times article announcing the majority of these are for the more com-
grain of truth. and anyone else in the public eye.
this honor in 1991, Battle said, “If that’s mon, older and well-established streets.
Take, for example, Fred Wilson. One thing Rogers said that she finds
what the City Council wants to do, it’s “Someone did call recently and asked
Local historian and founder of Capstone interesting is the grouping of street names,
fine. I think it’s a real nice tribute to the who Glen Campbell was, since they live
Productions Inc. Jackson Polk said he and especially in some of the more recent
work I have done for El Paso.” on that street,” Rogers said, referring to the
fellow historian Leon Metz inquired about neighborhoods on the East Side.
street named for the country music star of
Wilson on one of Metz’ radio broadcasts. “There are a lot of groups with actors or
Immortality on the road “Rhinestone Cowboy” fame.
“We asked that question on the Leon astronauts or athletes.”
Rogers said that anyone interested in
Metz Radio Show one day and somebody Identifying the people behind the streets Streets that share their name with athletes
learning about a street name that already
called and said that name, Fred Wilson, is not an easy task — people famous in are found throughout the city, and one of
exists should call the Border Heritage
was the name of a street department engi- their day sometimes leave little behind
Center in the Library’s Main Branch at
neer for the county decades ago and he put except a street name. The El Paso Public Please see Page 38
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Name that Street Name that street
Cont’d from Page 37
Anyone can have a street named after
the longest and best known is for golfer him or her, according to information
Lee Trevino. Trevino was born and raised from the City of El Paso Planning
in the Dallas area, but rose to fame in the Department. New street names are
golf world in El Paso while serving as the entirely up to the developer, so any-
golf pro at local courses. He was named one wishing a street named after a
the PGA’s Player of the Year in 1971. loved one, pet, historic figure, etc.,
Trevino inspired a chain of other golfer- has to go through them directly when
titled streets, including Arnold Palmer a new subdivision or other area is
Place, Babe Hiskey Lane, Ben Crenshaw being built.
Drive, Ben Hogan Drive, Bert Yancy As for changing a street name, the
Drive, Jack Nicklaus, Nancy Lopez and at process is a little more detailed. The
least 25 more. name must be approved by City
Some of the city’s mayors have been Council and an application must be
given a street to call their own, including filled out with the city as to what and
Robert “Poker Bob” Campbell (who also why the name change should be
owned a gambling house), Soloman made.
Schultz, R.F. Campbell and William F. This later change takes planning, as
Robinson. there is a $2,000 fee that comes with
Other civic leaders who have streets the process that can take around three
include Alicia Chacon, the first Mexican- months to complete.
American woman to serve on El Paso’s A recent example is the stretch of
City Council, and Richard Fenner Burges Baltimore next to UTEP that was
(Burges Drive), a city attorney who renamed “Glory Road” in honor or
authored El Paso’s City Charter. Don Haskins’ 1966 history-making
The entertainers given streets include a basketball team.
couple of El Paso natives such as Bobby The city also has some restrictions in
Fuller, the late rock-and-roll singer of “I place, such as no duplication of street
Fought the Law” fame, and Grammy-win- names, no names with negative or
ning singer Florencia Bisenta de Casillas profane connotations, and on new
Martinez y Cardona, whose street bears streets no names that start with initials
her more easily identifiable stage name, or that are longer than 13 characters.
Vikki Carr.
The area’s visual artists are also repre-
sented, and El Paso artists with streets one for the Mills Building on Oregon just
named for them include Jose Cisneros, off Mills Avenue.
Manuel Acosta and Hal Marcus, as well as Magoffin is one of the city’s pioneering
Mt. Cristo Rey sculptor Urbici Soler. family names and the street is named after
She said that these are, of course, the early settler Joseph Magoffin, who also
result of the creative whim of the contrac- served as mayor in the early 1800s. Mills
tor or developer, and often a subdivision is named for Anson Mills, who was called
bears the names of his or her friends, fami- by some the “Father of El Paso.” A prolific
ly, employees or favorite celebrities. This businessman and district surveyor, he is
trend isn’t new. Even older neighborhoods responsible for changing the name of the
show a little nepotism in their street Sun City from Franklin to El Paso.
nomenclature. While pioneer settler Benjamin Franklin
“Some of the oldest neighborhoods have Coons lost the legacy of his middle name
streets that are named after cities or states, as the city’s designation, it still lives on in
like Kern Place, but he also named such names as Franklin Street as well as
Madeline Drive and Madeline Park after the Franklin Mountains.
his daughter.” Not all the names of those that shaped El
Kern Place developer Peter Kern also Paso’s early history have a marker
named a street after himself — the aptly attached, but many are still very recogniza-
titled “Kern Street” in the heart of the ble to locals.
neighborhood. Porfirio Diaz, which overlooks the
Border Highway near Sunset Heights, was
Roadside history named after the Mexican president —
more often referred to as dictator — who
The history of a street name sometimes fell from power shortly after revolutionar-
can be found on the street itself with the ies defeated federal forces in the Battle of
help of historic markers. Juárez, fought 100 years ago this month.
The most notable street name itself with Pershing Drive in El Paso also recalled
an identifiable marker may be Doniphan the Mexican Revolution era as it was
Drive in the Upper Valley. named for General John Joseph “Black
U.S. Army Col. Alexander William Jack” Pershing, who commanded the
Doniphan was a member of the First Army 8th Calvary Regiment in Fort Bliss.
Regiment Mounted Missouri Volunteers
and is known in El Paso for his part in the The living and the dead
Mexican-American War, particularly the
Battle of Brazito. The conflict occurred Some historical figures were famous in
when a Mexican Army in the El Paso/Las their day but now few recall the man or
Cruces area attacked Doniphan’s regiment. woman behind the sign — even on a street
“Doniphan Drive has a marker for the as conspicuous as Dyer, the center of
Doniphan Expedition out at Keystone Northeast El Paso.
(Heritage Park),” said Gary Williams of El John Dyer, according to the book “A
Paso Community Foundation. “That one is History of Texas and Texans,” by Francis
easy to find.” White Johnson, was considered “the great-
Other helpful markers are those for est legal figure in the state” near the turn
Magoffinsville and the Magoffin
Homestead on Magoffin Avenue, and the
Please see Page 39
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Name that Street cufflinks — since we are always together,

Cont’d from Page 38

working on both sides of the border,”
Margo said. “In a beautifully symbolic
gesture, Artemio named two streets at his
More names of note
of the 20th century. He was city attorney mall for his mother and me. Guadalupe Here are just a few more • Father Rahm— Harold J. and (Lynn) McClintock
for El Paso for two years. Arizpe de la Vega runs south and north of the people behind the Rahm, well-loved Segundo Drive.
and Adair Margo intersects it going east streets, courtesy of El Barrio Catholic priest. • Ochoa — Ynocente or
Another street name for a lawyer is • Gail Borden — Inventor Juan de Dios Ochoa, early El
Woodrow Bean Transmountain Drive, as and west.” Paso Public Library’s
of condensed milk. Paso merchants.
it’s officially named in Northeast El Paso. Other current and former El Paso resi- Border Heritage Center:
• George Patton — World • Peggy Rosson — El Paso
Woodrow “Woody” Bean was a lawyer, dents who can drive down their own • Ben Garza — Founder of War II Army general who native and first woman to
judge and state representative and a distant streets include UTEP President Diana League of United Latin served briefly at Fort Bliss. serve on and chair the Public
cousin of the Old West’s famed Judge Roy Natalicio, former El Paso Diablos owner American Citizens (LULAC). • Hardaway — Tim Utility Commission of Texas
Bean. His honors include being elected to Jim Paul, YWCA Executive Director • C.F. Jordan — Builder of Hardaway. UTEP and NBA • Porter — Fanny Porter.
the Texas House as a representative from Myrna Deckert, and former UTEP basket- Insights Science Museum. basketball great. El Paso’s first postmistress.
El Paso in 1940; serving in the Korean ball player and University of Arkansas • Clardy Fox — El Paso art • John Weir — Executive • Saul Kleinfeld — Union
War; and being elected El Paso County Head Coach Nolan Richardson. collector and benefactor. director of the Opportunity Furniture Company employ-
Democratic Party chairman, county judge Margo said that whenever she happens to • Cleofas Calleros — El Center for the Handicapped. ee known for his civic and
and eventually, chairman of the housing be traveling on Adair Margo, she makes Paso Times writer and histo- • Kenyon Joyce — Former humanitarian work.
sure to drive to the intersection of rian. brigadier general of Fort • Tays — Reverend Joseph
Guadalupe Arizpe de la Vega.  • Cohen — Named for Bliss. W. Tays. Founder of St.
Another civic leader, Dale Resler, has • Larry Mahan — Rodeo Clements Episcopal Church,
“It reminds me of how lucky I am to brothers and local baseball
kept his name prominent as one of the players Syd and Andy Cohen. legend for whom Larry the first church within the
West Side’s best-known thoroughfares. have a friend like Lupe and to live on an
• Cora Viescas — Mahan boots are named. current city limits.
Resler lived in El Paso for more than 40 international border,” Margo said. “We’ve Executive director for El • Leon — Don Juan Maria • Vere Leasure — First
years and was a longtime chairman of El said we need to have our picture taken at Paso Central Appraisal Ponce de Leon. He became graduate of Texas College of
Paso’s Planning Commission. the intersection where our signs come District. El Paso’s first settler when he Mines.
Sometimes the story behind the naming together, but we never have.” • Cotton — Frank B. moved from Juárez to the • Wallenberg — Raoul
of a street is as interesting as the name Cotton, landowner. Cotton’s north bank of the Rio Grande Gustav Wallenberg. Swedish
itself. administrator, Judge Walter in 1822. national who saved more
Adair Margo, owner of Adair Margo Fine Author’s note: Yes, I realize your favorite B. Grant, also has a street. • Lowenstein — Named for than 100,000 lives during the
Arts and former chairman of the street named for (fill in your name here) • David Carrasco — A Ysleta’s oldest resident at the holocaust in World War II.
President’s Committee on the Arts and the might not have been mentioned in this native El Pasoan who served time. • Yarborough — Ralph
story. For reasons of time and space con- as NCAA basketball coach • McRae — Captain Webster Yarborough. Former
Humanities, said that she is honored to
straints (and my own sanity), I had to limit and U.S. Diplomatic attaché Alexander McRae, Civil War El Paso lawyer and district
have a street that runs through the Eastside for the 1968 Olympics hero. judge. He also served as a
Las Palmas Marketplace named for her — the number of names I included in this
coaches. • Mundy — Lester L. U.S. senator and was riding
especially since the Las Palmas’ developer, story. But, I do want to learn more. During Mundy and family, promi- in President Kennedy’s
• David Forti — Owner of
Artemio de la Vega, chose the names of the month of May, I’ll be taking comments, Forti’s Mexican Elder restau- nent local real estate family. motorcade when the presi-
both Margo and his mother, a close friend anecdotes, stories and more via our El rant. • Norman Montion —El dent was assassinated.
of Margo’s, to represent the shopping Paso Scene Facebook page (or email me • Diane Troyer — El Paso Paso Police officer killed in • Zaragoza — Mexican
area’s primary streets. at news@epscene.com). Keep comments Community College Dean. the line of duty in 1989. patriot Ignacio Zaragoza, an
“His dad, Federico de la Vega, used to fun, short and sweet. • Earle Street — Early El Also named after fallen offi- instrumental fighter during
call his wife Lupe and me ‘mancuernas’ — — Lisa Tate Paso smelter officer. cers are Ernesto Serna Place the Mexican Revolution.

May 2011 El Paso Scene Page 39

Birdathon! 2011 — The El Paso/Trans- Las Cruces Tour of Gardens — The 15th
Pecos Audubon Society is sponsoring its annual annual Las Cruces Tour of Gardens hosted by
weekend of birding and fundraising Saturday Desert Daubers and Mesilla Valley Garden
and Sunday, May 7-8. Volunteers raise money Clubs of Las Cruces is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
by collecting pledges for each species spotted Saturday, May 14, at six Las Cruces area gar-
during a single 24-hour blitz. Participating spon- dens. Gate prizes offered. Proceeds donated to
sors and counters will be eligible for drawings garden related beautification and educational
and prizes. Everyone is welcome to be part of daily. Zoo admission is $10 for ages 13 to 61; projects in the community. Visitors may begin
the “Birdathon Flock.” Information: Jane $7.50 for ages 62 and older and active duty mil- El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society the tour in any garden; signs will identify the
Fowler, 598-2448 or Betty Fisbeck, 581-0174. itary (including spouse) with ID; $6 ages 3 to — The Society’s monthly public meeting is at 7 gardens. No toilet facilities available at the
The post-Birdathon Potluck is 6 p.m. Sunday, 12; and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo mem- p.m. Monday, May 16, at El Paso Garden homes on the tour. Children should be super-
May 15, at 813 Montclair. Enjoy reports of the bers admitted free. Information: 532-8156, Center, 3105 Grant. Guest speaker to be vised, as many plants are fragile and some may
year’s Birdathon findings, prizes and more. 521-1850 or elpasozoo.org. announced. Admission is free. Non-members be poisonous.
Portion of proceeds benefit Feather Lake Endangered Species Day information and welcome; refreshments served. Information: Tickets: $7 (free for children 12 and younger).
Wildlife Sanctuary, Rio Bosque Wetlands Park, activities are Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21. 587-9589 or trans-pecos-audubon.org. Available in advance in Las Cruces at Enchanted
Texas Audubon Society and El Paso/Trans-Pecos New to the zoo is the Przewalski’s Horse The society hosts field trips to various birding Gardens, 270 Avenida de Mesilla; Color Your
Audubon Chapter. Exhibit. The El Paso Zoo is receiving two rare sites in the region. Non-members and guests World, 540 N. Telshor; Ashley Home Furniture
Przewalski’s Horse stallions. welcome on all field trips. A weekend trip to Store, 3200 Del Rey; Glenn Cutter Gallery and
Cactus Carnival — The 6th annual celebra- Also new is the El Paso Electric Kalahari the tour the Masked Bobwhite Reintroducation Gallery, 2640 El Paseo; Glen Cutter Jewelry,
tion of the thousands of native plants found at Research Station energy exhibit featuring a Program Facility and Buenos Aires National 2001 E. Lohman in the Arroyo Plaza, Guzman
Pancho Villa State Park’s botanical gardens is 9 renewable energy system of solar photovoltaic Wildlife Refuge in Southern Arizona, near Garden Center, 655 E. University; White Sands
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the park panels and a wind turbine generator, as well as Tucson, is set for May 27-30. Call for details: Missile Range ITR Office or from any garden
and adjacent Cootes Hill. The event feature a live animal demonstration area with Mark Perkins, 637-3521 or club member. Information: (575) 524-1886 or
arts and crafts by local artists, guided strolls and meerkats, a Madagascar giant hog-nosed snake mperkins@elp.rr.com. (575) 521-0521.
live music. Native and exotic cactus plants for and Madagascar tomato frogs. The 2011 Birdathon is Saturday and Sunday,
sale. Park admission is $5 per vehicle. Registration open for 2011 Summer Zoo May 7-8, with the annual potluck celebration Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park —
Information: (575) 531-2711, or nmparks.com. Camp “Z-Raffes,” for ages 6 to 10. The week- dinner 6 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the home of 5000 Calle del Norte in Mesilla. Summer hours
long camps are offered June 6-Aug. 12, and Mark Perkins. Information: Jane Fowler, 598- run are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Zoo sum- Friday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and
campers can choose from either a zebra camp 2448 or Betty Fisbeck, 581-0174.
mer entrance hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
or giraffe camp. Cost: $95 ($85 members).
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Nature Mountains then turn left on Ranch Road 2775. hikes at elpasoridgewalkers.com. Or contact
A West Mountain Night Tour is 6 to 9 p.m. Carol Brown at 630-1424.
# "
Cont’d from Page 40 Saturday, April 30. View West Mountain at • Celebrations of Our Mountains now offers an $ $
dusk and prehistoric Native American pic- ongoing calendar of hiking and related events at
Sunday. All events free with park admission.
tographs. Strenuous hike; bring flashlight and celebmtns.org/calendar
Day use fee: $5 per vehicle ($40 annual pass).
water. Reservations required. Participant fee: • The El Paso chapter of the Sierra Club posts
Information: (575) 523-4398 or nmparks.com.
$2 for ages 5 and older. its hikes at sierraclub.org/elpaso. "
Dress accordingly for all hikes; wear close-
North Mountain is available for self-guided day
toed shoes and sunscreen. Bring water and
use, for up to 70 people at a time; reservations
Aguirre Spring Campground — The $
binoculars. Organ Mountain recreational area, run by the
recommended. There is an annual orientation
Birding tours are 7:30 a.m. Saturdays, May 7, federal Bureau of Land Management, is off U.S.
program for visitors. Guided access is offered
14 and 28, led by park volunteers. 70 about 15 miles east of Las Cruces. Day-use
to the rest of the site. Call for reservations and
The “Becoming a Birder Series” is 7:30 a.m.
other information: 857-1135.
fee is $3 per vehicle. Information, group reser- $
Saturday, May 21. Park staff will point out vations: (575) 525-4300. $
common birds and participants walk the park Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park — !
trails and learn what to look for to help identify Desert Botanical Garden — 4200
The park, part of Asombro Institute for Science
birds and how to use field guides. Doniphan (across from Frontera). Hours are 10
Education, is northeast of Las Cruces, off
A ranger-guided nature hike is 9 a.m. a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays year
Jornada Road. Admission is free; donation box
Saturday, May 14, to learn about the area’s round. Admission: $2 ($1 children, seniors and
at trailhead. Park hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
plants and wildlife. military). Information: 584-0563, keystone-
Tuesday through Saturday. Information: (575)
A series of garden and bird talks is 10 a.m. on heritagepark.org or elpasobotanicalgardens.org.
524-3334 or asombro.org.
selected Saturdays in the classroom.
• May 7 — “Plants for Wildlife” with John
Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s
Center for Environmental Resource
Dripping Springs Natural Area — The
White, Curator of UTEP’s Chihuahuan Desert recreational area is at the base of the Organ
Management offers free guided walking tours
Gardens. Learn which plants to put in the back- Mountains at the end of Dripping Springs Road
and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands
yard for one’s own personal wildlife refuge. (the eastern extension of University Avenue),
Park in El Paso’s Mission Valley. Tours last about
• May 28 — “The Gila Monster and Other about 10 miles east of Las Cruces. Visitor cen-
two hours. Information: 747-8663 or rio-
Endangered Animals” with Richard Quick of the ter is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entrance gate is
bosque.org. Upcoming events:
Museum of Natural History. Meet a real Gila open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $3 per
• Wildflower Tour is 4 p.m. Saturday, May 7.
Monster. vehicle. No pets allowed (except for assistance
• Bird Tour, 8 a.m. Sunday, May 15.
animals). Information: (575) 522-1219.
Municipal Rose Garden — The garden at • A Community Workday is 8 to 11 a.m.
3418 Aurora (at Copia), opens to the public 8 Saturday, May 21. Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The
a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Oct. 30, except • Monthly faunal monitoring is 7 to 10 a.m. park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the
for official holidays. The Garden, which opened Saturday, May 28. Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information:
in 1958, has many types of roses at the sprawl- Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside (575) 785-2232 or nps.gov/cave.
ing park area with a waterfall, shade canopy Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; tours
and many other amenities. Admission is free. American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles. available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last entry into
Information/rentals: El Paso Parks and cave via natural entrance is 2 p.m. with last
Recreation, 541-4331.
Area hiking websites — A variety of
entry into cave via elevator 3:30 p.m.
organizations in the El Paso/Las Cruces area
Summer hours begin Memorial Day weekend:
Franklin Mountains State Park — The offers hiking opportunities. Hikes typically are
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. with tours available 8:30 a.m.
24,000-acre park extends north from the heart rated as easy, moderate, or strenuous. Solo or
to 5 p.m. Last entry via elevator is 5 p.m. and
of El Paso to the New Mexico state line. The new hikers are welcome.
last via natural entrance is 3:30 p.m.
highest point is North Mt. Franklin, 7,192 feet • Meetup.com offers a variety of groups for all
A star party is 6:30 to 10 p.m. the second
above sea level. activities, including the El Paso hiking meetup
Saturday of each month.
Most hiking and mountain-biking trails begin in club (meetup.com/El-Paso-Hiking) and the Las
Plan 3-1/2 hours for a walk-in tour and 1-1/2
the Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Road on Cruces meetup club (meetup.com/hiking-261)
the west side of the park (east of I-10). • El Paso Ridgewalkers — The group posts its
Entry fees are $4 per person, free for age 12 Please see Page 42
and under (with family). Group rates available.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Information:
Guided hikes are available at 9 a.m. on select-
ed days. Cost is $7 ($1 ages 5-12; under 5 free)
includes park entry fee. Reservations required:
566-6441 ext. 21. or
• Mundy’s Gap, Saturday, May 7.
• West Cottonwood Springs, Sunday, May 8.
• Smuggler’s Pass, Saturday, May 21.
• West Cottonwood Mine Shaft, Sunday, May
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 and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through
Sunday. Admission: $5 (free for children 12 and
younger). Additional activity cost for tours
(including birding tour and morning hike): $1
for ages 5 and older. Information: 857-1135 or
For park campground reservations, call (512)
Pictograph, rock climbing/bouldering and hik-
ing tours are 9 and 11 a.m. during the summer
months. Tours offered Wednesday through
Sunday, by prior arrangement at 849-6684
The monthly birding tour is 7 a.m. on the
third Saturday of the month (May 21). Advance
sign-up encouraged.
To get there: Take Montana Avenue (U.S.
Highway 62-180) all the way into the Hueco

May 2011 El Paso Scene Page 41

Nature Heritage Preservation Day events are 10 a.m.

Only at Lancers!
to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14, with a Riparian
Cont’d from Page 41 Nature Trail walk 10 to 11:30 a.m. and
Extended Ranch House hour 1 to 4 p.m.
hours for Big Room tour. Cost is $6 ($3 for
Year of the Solar System events are 1 to 10:30
ages 6-15 or seniors with discount card). The
p.m. Saturday, May 28, with solar viewing 1-
park’s audio self-guided tour is $3 extra (also
2:30 p.m. constellation stories at 7 p.m. and
available in Spanish).
night sky viewing at 9 p.m.
Other special guided tours are available,
A talk on NASA’s “Year of the Solar System”
including “Wild Cave Tours.”
is 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Gila Cliff Dwellings National • Elephant Butte Lake State Park —
Monument — 44 miles north of Silver City Information: (575) 744-5998.
on NM Highway 15, the dwellings are in the An archery tournament is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 5 middle of the majestic Gila Wilderness. Friday through Sunday, May 6-8, for all ages.
Entrance fee: $3 per person; $10 per family. Registration begins at 1 p.m. Friday.
%/! .,% 0%-$ .%, !+( ( !1 !,-,% ! Information: (575) 536-9461 or nps.gov/gicl. The 7th annual Fly Freedoms Flag Parade is
! % )!& ,-,% ! *' Winter hours (through Memorial Day): The 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28, with a
# " !# # ! trail to the cliff dwellings is open from 9 a.m. to presentations of flags, POW/MIA ceremony and
! ! 4 p.m. Everyone must be off the trail by 5 p.m. guest speakers on the Damsite Marina patio.
Visitor center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • City of Rocks State Park, north of Deming off
Summer Hours (Memorial Day through Labor U.S. 180. Information: (575) 536-2800. A
Day: The trail to the cliff dwellings is open from “Rattlesnake Myths” presentation is 3 to 4 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Everyone must be off the every Saturday.
trail by 6 p.m. Visitor center is open 8 a.m. to 5 • Rockhound State Park, five miles south of
p.m. Daily guided tours are noon; call trailhead Deming on State Road 11 and then east on
station one-half hour before start time to con- Rockhound Road (State Road 141) for nine
&& ()0 ")+ firm. miles. Day use hours: 7:30 a.m. to sunset.
+!,!+/ -%)(, Information: (575) 546-6182 or (575) 744-
Guadalupe Mountains National Park 5998.’
+% $% +%) -) *' !,-,% ! — 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to A Star Party hosted by Sally Allen is 8:45 to
' *' % , Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, with the theme
highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 “Navajo Sky Lore.”
+ 0)) ! ,- )" feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good Music in the Park concert is 6 to 8 p.m.
!)+#! %!-!+ 423 for one week and all trails. Camping is $8 per Saturday, May 21, featuring keyboardist Floyd
site per night. Information: (915) 828-3251. Utterback.
-$ &))+ )+)( ) )0!+ • Pancho Villa State Park, Columbus, N.M.,
White Sands National Monument — State Roads 11 and 9. Information: (575) 531-
!, 23 Call & Book Your Event Today! The glistening gypsum dunes are about 15 2711. Day use hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. The 6th annual Cactus Carnival is 9 a.m. to 2
70. Hours are for the Dunes Drive are 7 a.m. p.m. Saturday, May 14, with food and drink,
to 9 p.m. Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m. to 7 arts, crafts, live music and a native plant sale.
p.m. • Caballo Lake State Park, 60 miles north of
All visitors must exit the park by one hour Las Cruces on Interstate 25. Information: (575)
after sunset. 527-8386.
Entrance fee: $3 age 17 and older. Free for A “Discover the Night Sky” program is 8:30
children. Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 7, hosted by Bobby
or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to Franzoy.
nps.gov/whsa. • Brantley Lake State Park, 12 miles north of
A full moon hike is 7:30 p.m. Monday, May Carlsbad via U.S. 285. Information: (575) 457-
16. Advance reservations required via the 2384. A Kid Fishing Clinic is 8:30 a.m. to 2
park’s website as space is limited. p.m. Saturday, May 7, for ages 5 to 15.
The first Full Moon Night of the 2011 sum- Participants learn fish ID, biology, safety, ero-
&0)%& mer season is 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at
, sion and more. Lunch and giveaways offered.
-++ 1)#* the monument’s amphitheater (weather per-
&/$)# Pre-registration deadline is May 3; all children
mitting) featuring Native American flutist Randy must be accompanied by an adult.
Granger. Presentations are free with regular
park entrance fee. Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State
Lake Lucero tours are offered on the last Park — Carlsbad, N.M. Admission: $5 ($3
weekend of each month. This month’s tour is 5 ages 7-12; free for 6 and under). Hours: 9 a.m.
p.m. Sunday, May 29. Participants drive their to 5 p.m. daily (last entry at 3:30 p.m.).
own vehicles 17 miles beginning at the Small Information: (575) 887-5516. To get there:
201 ), 1)+& '-/ ./),( Missile Range gate on U.S. 70, 25 miles west of Take U.S. 285 north of Carlsbad.
The 25th annual Mescal Roast and pit blessing
the White Sands Visitor Center, then hike 3/4
is Thursday through Sunday, May 5-8. Dinner
8 mile to the source of the white sands.
Reservations required (accepted online only). and dances are at 6 p.m. Tickets: $15.
Cost is $3 per adult; $1.50 age 16 and under. Music and the Moon concert and full moon
8 walk is 6 to 7:45 p.m. Saturday, May 14, fea-
Alameda Park Zoo — Alameda Park, 1321 turing music by Celestial Remnants.
7 &/0-,#*)6&% &/3)$& North White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. Hours
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $2.50 Community Tool Sheds — Keep El Paso
7 3&/ "&#/0 5.&/)&,$& ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and older; free for Beautiful, in partnership with Paso del Norte
ages 2 and younger). Annual memberships Health Foundation, Home Depot and El Paso
7 -+.*#),1 /&& #1)0'#$1)-, available. Information: (575) 439-4290. Fire Department, offers community tool sheds
available at area fire stations. The sheds will be
New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee stocked with push brooms, shovels, rakes, a
! 8 8
is $5 when visiting any state park. Camping gas weed eater, gloves and trash bags for use
fees: $8 for primitive site; $10 for developed for cleanup or beautification projects. The
site (electrical hookup $4 extra). All programs items may be borrowed for no charge to the
8 8 are free with park entrance, unless otherwise public for community cleanup projects.
listed. Information: (575) 744-5998 or Information: 546-6742.
nmparks.com. Tool sheds are at 5315 Threadgill, 3801 Fort
/2$&90 )/ -4 ''&/0 • Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of
8 " -++&/$)#* 8 ,%201/)#* &/3)$&0 Blvd., 6500 N. Mesa, 7901 San Jose, 11977
Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff. Pellicano, 1801 Montana, 6300 Delta and
Information: (575) 437-8284. 10834 Ivanhoe.

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First Thanksgiving Conference and walking is necessary. Hiking shoes, hat, camera
Celebration — The Genealogy Society of and folding chair are recommended. Proceeds
San Elizario’s 20th annual conference “The Pass benefit the museum. Cost per tour: $510.
(El Paso) to the American Dream” is April 29- Reservations: (575) 894-6600.
May 1, at the L.G. Alarcon Elementary and sur- • Black Mesa Tour — 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
rounding Plaza in San Elizario. Admission is Cemetery restoration efforts. add their own dialogue to the stories of Saturday, May 14. Follows some of old Camino
free. Call for cost of luncheon. Information: • Mexican Revolution Tour of Chihuahuita — Mexican immigrants. Admission is free; lunch Real to the mesa that overlooks Valverde
851-9997 or elpasomissiontrail.com. Saturday, May 28, starting at 901 S. Chihuahua provided for first 50 attendees. Information: Battlefield.
Art reception for the conference’s exhibit is 6 Tenement. Highlights include Anthony Quinn 747-7053. • Bat Caves Tour — 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday,
to 8 p.m. Friday. residence, Old Santa Fe Bridge, Chinese The discussion will be led by Dr. Victor June 11. Visits one of the largest lava tube
The conference runs 9 a.m. to noon Saturday Refugee camp, El Paso Laundry building, Macías-González, former executive director of caves in the country to watch thousands of bats
with Eden Enterprises’ annual “First Taft/Diaz visit of 1909 and the Santa Fe Railroad the UTEP Oral History Institute, and currently exit for their evening feeding.
Thanksgiving” reenactment is 5 p.m. Saturday Depot. associate professor at the University of
Dolly Dingle’s Tea Party — El Paso
in the San Elizario Plaza, presenting the arrival Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Fort Bayard Tours — Fort Bayard Historic County Historical Society will host its 6th annu-
of the first Spanish settlers in this area in April The bilingual exhibit “Building A City and a
Preservation Society hosts guided tours of the al tea party for girls 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May
1598. Costumed actors and dancers portray Nation: Immigration Stories from El Paso,
historic fort 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturdays, 15, at the historic Burges House and Gardens,
the Native Americans and Spaniards. Texas” runs through May 15 at the library.
at Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark, 6 603 W. Yandell. Garden opens at 1 p.m. Seating
The exhibit features historic portraits from the
El Paso-Juarez Historical Museum — miles east of Silver City, N.M. Cost: $3 suggest- is limited, reservations required. Girls should be
Casasola Studio in El Paso. Information: Michael
Curator and founder is historian Fred Morales, ed donation; gift shop available. Information: at least 5 to attend. Tickets: $20.
Topp, 747-7053 or mtopp@utep.edu.
who hosts historic exhibits at various locations, (307) 640-3012 or (575) 388-4477or fortba- Information/reservations: Carmen Stearns, 533-
and offers walking tours. Information: 771- yard.org. Fort Selden State Monument — The 3173 or info@elpasohistory.com.º
6727, fredmorales7@yahoo.com, or elpa- • May 7 — Walking Tour of the Commanding monument, in Radium Springs 13 miles north of
Sunset Heights Tour of Homes — The
sowalkingtours.com. Officer’s Quarters will focus on Army nurses Las Cruces, is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
El Paso County Historical Society will host its
Showing through May: and the Red Cross in honor of National Nurse’s Wednesday through Monday (closed Tuesday).
neighborhood festival 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at
• “Old El Paso Street,” Memorial Park Library, Week. Admission is $3; (ages 16 and under free).
Mundy Park in Sunset Heights with the Tour of
3200 Copper. The exhibit looks at the city’s • May 14 — John Bell will discuss Dr. Bushnell, Sunday admission for New Mexico residents is
Homes noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21. The
most historic street from the early 1900s to the a TB physician in the early 1900s. $1. Information: (575) 526-8911 or nmmonu-
festival features live music, arts and crafts ven-
early 1960s. • May 28 — Historian Bill Kupke will speak ments.org.
dors, and more.
• “Chihuahuita,” Armijo Library, 620 E. and autograph his booklet “Fort Bayard’s A Mother’s Day period tea is 10 a.m. to 3
The tour features several of the historic homes
Seventh. El Paso’s oldest neighborhood dates Military Period: 1866-1899.” p.m. Sunday, May 8. A variety of teas, canapes,
with docent-led tours raises money for the
back to 1814 when it was settled by Ricardo An open house is 9:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, cookies and pasties typical of the 1800s will be
Sunset Heights Neighborhood Improvement
Brusuelas. May 21, in the Commanding Officer’s served by women in period dress. All mothers
Association (SHNIA) and promotes the restora-
• “Segundo Barrio,” La Fe Cultural and Quarters and Museum. Visit with living history admitted free, as well as ages 15 and younger
tion of the district. Festival admission is free.
Technology Center, 721 Ochoa (rear entrance). characters from the Fort Bayard Historic and New Mexico residents.
Tour of Homes tickets are $10 ($5 ages 10 and
The exhibit shows images of the barrio from Preservation Society.
Armendaris Ranch Tours — The Sierra younger); available in advance at the Hal
when it was first settled in 1834.
‘Tell Us Your Story’ — UTEP’s County Historical Society offers tours of the Marcus Gallery, 1308 N. Oregon, or at any par-
Tours begin at 11 a.m. and last one hour.
Department of History hosts a Sobremesa historic 300,000-acre ranch, departing from the ticipating home on the day of the tour.
Cost: $5 per person.
Discussion 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Geronimo Springs Museum in Truth or Information: 443-2196 or
• Concordia Cemetery Tour — Sunday, April
May 7, at the El Paso Public Library’s Main Consequences, N.M. Cost is $150 (includes a sunset_heights_assoc@yahoo.com.
30. Meet at the Stevens Street entrance at
Branch Atrium, 501 N. Oregon. Individuals may meal and beverages); space is limited. Some
Gateway West. Proceeds benefit the Masonic

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would like to share an unusual
story. It’s a story about my long
experience with Hispanic culture
and language. To a great extent, I feel I
have experienced what we call accul-
turation, that is, absorbing some of
another culture so that one’s life is not
the same. A blending has taken place,
and a person feels doubly enriched,
one’s world expands, and intimate rela-
tionships can form that bless one’s life.
To be sure, part of the story involves
language, because language is the
entrance into any culture. A friend sug-
gested that I describe this most signifi-
cant part of my cultural journey, and
Bicultural —
that’s the narrative that follows.
and much more
Since 1970. We go back 41 years. Two
years of Spanish in high school only sion or cold turkey. They all earned
gave me the astounding ability to say high grades, participated in school
Cómo está Ud.? and the reply, Muy sports and formed quality friendships.
bien, gracias, y Ud.? (How are you? All three helped us better understand
Very fine, thank you. And you?). So, Latin America and certainly stimulated
beyond that minimal peek at the lan- life for me. My own great kids grew
guage and then my eventual move to up along with them. Mind you, like
! New Mexico, I intensely wanted to any family with adolescents, not every
improve my skills. One day an idea hit moment was sweetness and light.
me, and my own kids agreed. A college Notwithstanding, I did my best to be
friend in Costa Rica (Central America, their temporary substitute parent,
not Puerto Rico) approached a family whom they called tío (uncle).
with a young man of the same age as And that’s not all. A fourth young
my children, someone who would be man lived with us for a while and
" # %& ! " # !% % willing to come to the States to live learned quickly to understand, speak
% %& " %& $ with us and to engage me in daily and think in English. Moreover, a fifth,
%& Spanish conversation. That family as an adult, came for a very short time
agreed, and so on one February and absorbed some basic English.
evening in Albuquerque, a rather con-
fused and weary nearly 15-year-old Summing up.
boy walked into the airport. We had
• The love I shared with those youths
never seen each other before. In no
always has returned to me, likewise
time, however, he was at home.
with the entire family.
Especially at the beginning, my
• With our second family in Costa
Spanish took off like a rocket. Then,
Rica, we felt that we belonged to each
with classes at an English-speaking
other. Now I was tío and my wife, tía
school and conversation at home, in a
(aunt), not only to the previous youths
couple of months the lad used English
and their spouses but now also to a
without an accent. On one occasion, in
dozen or more of their children.
English, he even addressed my
• This gracious family allowed me to
Kiwanis Club. He returned to Costa
make a great leap forward in my
Rica, entered medical school, graduat-
Spanish. On a sabbatical and while liv-
ed with an M.D. degree, married and
ing in their home for three and a half
began a family.
months, I studied at a Costa Rican lan-
guage school. But to no surprise, I
Even more. The Costa Rican family
learned even more with exposure to 24
had seven boys and three girls, so after
hours a day of Spanish at home.
my first experience, I asked a second
• Despite the handicap of an older age
boy and later a third if they would like
(one should choose parents who speak
to follow the first brother. Both in their
a second language), I did become
time agreed. As with the first, each
semifluent in what Latin Americans
spent two years here. We chatted in
call “the language of the angels.” One
Spanish at first until English took over
night there I even dreamed in Spanish!
and derailed my Spanish project. Each
attended English-speaking schools and
So let me conclude this account with
ended up mastering the language with-
a typical Costa Rican expression: pura
out accent. After the two years, each
vida, “pure life” or “everything is just
returned to Costa Rica to form families
great.” That is only a mild and inade-
and begin jobs. Eventually, they
quate summary of these 40 years of
worked on the family team that oper-
serendipity that I never could have
ates an extensive electronic business,
and one became CEO.
All three of these young men came to Richard Campbell is author
understand, speak and think in English of “Two Eagles in the Sun:
as if born to it, and all by total immer- A Guide to U.S. Hispanic Culture.”

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Centennial Museum — University at • “Man-Made Thunder: The History of Racing
Wiggins, UTEP. Changing exhibits are on the in the Borderland.”
second floor, Lea and Discovery Galleries. The third “Awaking Our Giants” yearlong
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through exhibit, “El Paso City Mayors,” opens Friday,
Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 747- June 10. Anyone who might help in locating
5565 or museum.utep.edu. items that might represent earlier mayors and
Showing through August: “Ben Wittick’s the events of their administrations may contact
Southwest Photographs, 1880-1903,” from the Showing through Aug. 14: “Settlement Admission is $6 for “Thread of Memory” (free Curator Barbara Angus at 351-3588.
Centennial’s archives. Wittick’s black and white Legacy: Native Americans of the Pass of the for school-age children). Information: 351-3588 Registration is underway for 2011 summer
photographs focused on the diverse environ- North.” The exhibit tells the story of the or elpasotexas.gov/history. day camps for ages 7-13, Tuesdays through
ment and cultural history of the Southwestern Manso, Suma, Piro, and Tigua Indians who, Ron Leiman will speak on “Eight Railroads” Fridays, June 14-Aug 19. Four-day camps are
United States and Northern Mexico. more than four centuries ago, founded the mis- and Sue Taylor will present “Tracking Fred 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $70 ($56 members).
sions and pueblos that evolved into what are Harvey” in a pair of railroad-centered lectures Information: Sue Taylor, 351-3588 or tay-
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study lorsl@elpasotexas.gov.
now the sister cities of El Paso and Juárez. The in celebration of National Railroad Week at
Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m.
exhibit, including historic images and cultural 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, as part of the
to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Fort Bliss Museums and Study Center
artifacts, is dedicated to the Tigua Indians of museum’s Spotlight on History lecture series.
Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday. — Building 1735, Marshall Road (old PX build-
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo. The exhibit also com- Admission is free.
Admission is free. Information: 351-0048 or ing), Fort Bliss. Exhibits range from Civil War
memorates Tribal Chief Santiago Bustamante, Students from El Paso and Guillen Middle
elpasoholocaustmuseum.org. artifacts to the Patriot Missile System.
Tribal Chief who died in December 2010. School share their ideas on how to preserve El
The annual observance of Yom HaShoah Admission is free. Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibit, the museum Paso’s architectural wealth in “Re-Encuentro:
(Holocaust Remembrance) is 2 p.m. Sunday, daily. Information: 568-3390 or 568-5412.
will host a free lecture by Dr. Mario Garza with Seeing El Paso through New Eyes” student pre-
May 1, to remember the 11 million people
sign-language interpretation at 2 p.m. Sunday, sentations, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18.
killed during the Nazi Holocaust and celebrate Insights El Paso Science Museum —
May 15. Garza will speak on the The students have been involved in a program
the lives of the survivors. This year’s theme is 505 N. Santa Fe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Coahuiltecans: The Struggle for Legitimacy in a funded by a Preserve America grant adminis-
“Justice and Accountability in the Face of Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m.
Hispanic World. tered by the National Park Service,
Genocide: What Have We Learned” with Sunday. Admission: $6 ($5 seniors, students and
A free Zip Tour of the exhibit is 2 p.m. Department of the Interior.
keynote speaker Dr. Sarah Ryan. military; $4 ages 4-11). Information: 534-0000
Sunday, May 22. Asian Pacific Day activities are 2 to 4 p.m.
The free monthly “Cinema Sundays” are 2 or insightselpaso.org.
The 2011 Summer Archaeology Day camps Saturday, May 14, in celebration of the area’s
p.m. the last Sunday of the month. Now showing is “Your Spitting Image,” the
June 28-Aug. 12. Each four-day camp runs rich Chinese, Japanese and Korean cultures.
The center’s book club meets at 11 a.m. National Museum of Dentistry exhibit spon-
Tuesday through Friday. Camps available for Tai Chi classes are 11 a.m. to noon to 1 p.m.
Sunday, May 15, to discuss “The Wiles of sored by El Paso District Dental Society with
grades 2-4 and grades 5-7. Cost: $70 ($55 Wednesdays, May 4-25, and 10 to 11 a.m. and
Destiny” by the late Itzhak Kotkowsky, a three sections that explore the science of den-
museum members) Information/registration: 11 a.m. to noon Saturdays, May 7-28. Cost:
Holocaust survivor who lived in El Paso. The tistry and oral health.
755-4332 or guidamr@elpasotexas.gov. $20 ($10 museum members).
discussion will be led by former KVIA news Also showing is “To the Ends of the Earth,
Showing through May: “Awakening Our
anchor Gary Warner. Admission is free; dona- El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts UTEP at The Poles.”
Giants: Farah Manufacturing Company.”
tions encouraged. Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. For exhibit
Also now showing: LYNX Exhibits — The exhibit space is at
information, see “Southwest Art Scene.”
El Paso Museum of Archaeology — • “El Paso: The Other Side of the Mexican 300 W. San Antonio (just south of Convention
4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso (west El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. Revolution” that looks at this conflict through Center). Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday,
of U.S. 54). Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday the eyes and ears of contemporary writers and Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to
through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. through Saturday (open until 9 p.m. Thursdays), journalists, filmmakers, photographers, musi- 9 p.m. Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is free. Information: 755-4332. and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays. cians, tourists and businessmen.
Please see Page 46

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Museum for elementary children is 11 a.m. May 7
(Disease Prevention).
Cont’d from Page 45 National Astronomy Day events are 1 to 4
p.m. Saturday, May 7.
Closed Monday. Last admission is one hour
The monthly Sky Safari program begins at 8
before closing time.
p.m. Saturday, May 7, at NMSU’s Tombaugh
Admission is $10 for adults; $8 seniors, mili-
tary and students with ID; and $6 ages 4 to 11.
Fur n’ Feathers program exploring bird in
Children 3 and younger are free. Information:
flight, mammals that lay eggs and more for ages
533-4330 or lynxexhibits.com.
4 to 10 and their parents is 11 a.m. to 12:30
Showing through May 29: “Treasure!”
p.m. Saturday, May 14, 21 and 28.
Through nine thematic areas, “Treasure!”
The monthly Descubra el Desierto lecture
explores the history of discovered valuables,
series is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17. This
the art and technology employed in hunting
month’s speaker is NMSU biology professor Dr.
treasure, and the personalities drawn to the
Kathleen Hanley.
hunt. Special exhibit features include more than
ClubFetch! activities based on the PBS show is
$500,000 in actual artifacts from shipwrecks
2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15, and 2 to 4 p.m.
and other treasure sites.
Sunday, May 22.
In conjunction with the exhibit is the unique,
Science Cafe round table discussion hosted by
interactive art show “Hidden Treasures” at El
Sigma XI is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26. This
Paso Artisan Gallery at Lynx. Admission is free
month’s topic is “The Science of Beer” led by
to the gallery.
NMSU professor of Chemical Engineering
Showing June 11-Sept. 4: Two exhibits from
Stuart Munson-McGee.
Oregon’s ScienceWorks Museum, “Take Flight”
and “Noise.” Las Cruces Railroad Museum — The
2011 Summer Camps for ages 6-13 are June museum is in the Santa Fe train depot, 351 N.
13-Aug. 15. This year’s themes include “Art Mesilla, (at Las Cruces avenue west of the
Attack,” “Green Heroes Club,” “Treasure Downtown Mall). Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30
Island,” “Around the World in Five Days,” “Diva p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Admission is
Girlz Party” and “Boys Only Zone!” Cost per free; donations encouraged. Information: (575)
five-day camp: $100. 647-4480 or museums.las-cruces.org//rrmuse-
Magoffin Home State Historic Site —
The 4th annual Railroad Days celebrating the
1120 Magoffin. The historic building is closed
anniversary of the first train coming to Las
for restorations and repairs to ensure the con-
Cruces are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5-7.
tinued preservation of the building. Staff is avail-
Thursday is Senior Appreciation Day, Friday is
able for school outreach programs and commu-
Student’s Day and Saturday is geared toward
nity presentations. During this time, staff may
the general public.
be reached at 533-5147. Restoration project
Family Game Day is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday,
updates at visitmagoffinhome.com.
May 14. Families can try their hand at a variety
National Border Patrol Museum and of early 20th century games.
Memorial Library — 4315 Transmountain
NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
Drive. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
— 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours
Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and major
are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday,
holidays. Admission is free. Information: 759-
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 ($3 sen-
6060 or borderpatrolmuseum.com.
iors 60 and older, $2 for children 5-17; free for
Railroad and Transportation Museum age 4 and under). Information: (575) 522-4100
of El Paso — More than 150 years of El Paso or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
railroad history are on display at Union Depot University of New Mexico professor and folk-
Transit Terminal, 400 W. San Antonio, at lorist Dr. Enrique Lamadrid will give a
Durango. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday Chautauqua performance on Rafael Chacon at
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, as part of the muse-
1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. um’s lecture series. Chacon was a witness to
Information: 422-3420 or elpasorails.org. some of the most significant events in the for-
mation of New Mexico from the U.S. conquest
San Elizario Veterans Museum and in 1846 to statehood in 1912. Suggested dona-
Memorial Walk — 1501-B Main Street in tion: $2.
San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The annual Blessing of the Fields is 10 a.m. to
Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. noon Friday, May 13, with a musical procession
Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission from the museum campus to bless the
is free. Information: Ann Lara, 345-3741 or Ray orchards, vineyard and animals. Blessing will be
Borrego, 383-8529. given by Bishop Ricardo Ramirez with perform-
War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport ances by Las Cruces Catholic School Praise
Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa. Band and Las Cruces Catholic School Ballet
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Folklorico. There will also be demonstrations
Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and by wool spinners and lunch items for sale.
military; free for children under 12. Admission to the procession is free; museum
Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air- admission extra.
museum.com. A plant and tree sale is noon to 4 p.m. Friday
and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 13-14, in
Las Cruces area the greenhouse, with, trees, shrubs, house-
plants and bedding plants. Admission free to
Las Cruces Museum of Natural sale; museum admission extra.
History — Mesilla Valley Mall, Las Cruces. Showing through July 31 in the Arts
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Corridor: “Gifts of the Rio Grande,” paintings
Thursdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. by Las Cruces artist Bonnie Mandoe.
Fridays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. All events are free Showing through Aug. 21: “The Dust Bowl:
unless otherwise noted. Information: (575) 522- Dark Times in New Mexico.”
3120 or las-cruces.org. The film “Surviving the Dust Bowl” will be
Showing through June 5: “Disease shown at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14 and 28
Detectives,” an interactive exhibit that explores in the museum theater.
infectious diseases.
The monthly hands-on Saturday Science Class Please see Page 47
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children 5 and younger). Information: (575) Advertisement
Museum 378-4142 or hubbardmuseum.org.
Cont’d from Page 46 Showing through May 29 in the Greentree
Room: “New Deal Art from New Mexico,”
Showing through Aug. 28 in the Legacy
images of 40 New Deal paintings and sculp-
Gallery: “Greetings to You: Historic Postcards.”
tures by New Mexico artists.
Showing in the North Corridor through
Showing through June 12: “Lost & Found in
Sept. 18: “The Origins and Cultural
Collections.” Before Anne Stradling turned her
Significance of the Chile Pepper in New
collection over to the Hubbard Museum of the
American West, she had gathered together
NMSU Art Gallery — D.W. Williams Art objects from 300 years of her family history as
Center, 1390 E. University Ave, (Williams Hall) well as practically anything related to horses,
on the NMSU campus, Las Cruces (east of including saddles, bits, blankets, statues, car-
Solano). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday riages and wagon models.
through Saturday. Information: (575) 646-2545
New Mexico Museum of Space
or nmsu.edu/artgal.
History — The museum features the
Showing through May 6: “The Cheated
International Space Hall of Fame and the
Eye,” 2011 MFA show, featuring works in vari-
Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater and
ous media by graduate students in the NMSU
Planetarium, and is located on the northeast
studio art program.
side of Alamogordo off Indian Wells Blvd.
Showing May 20-July 22: “Milford Zornes:
Currently showing: “Space Frontiers,” a look
California Watercolorist.” Zornes’s career reca-
at space exploration in New Mexico.
pitulates much of the history of 20th-century
Space center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
American art, from regionalism to abstraction.
Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and military, $4
Opening reception is 5 p.m. Friday, May 20.
ages 4-12, children 3 and younger free).
White Sands Missile Range Museum Information: (877) 333-6589, (575) 437-2840
and Missile Park — Exhibits feature the his- or nmspacemuseum.org.
tory of the Trinity Site (site of the first atomic Showing at the IMAX Theater are “Journey
bomb test), the V-2 rocket, ranchers on the Into Amazing Caves” and “Nine Planets and
range and missile optics. An outdoor Missile Counting.” Combo tickets available (included
Park displays rockets and missiles tested on the museum entrance and one IMAX ticket): $10
range. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through ($9 seniors and military, $7 children).
Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and
Sacramento Mountains Historical
Sunday. Free admission. Information: (575)
Museum — U.S. 82 across from the
678-8824 (local call) or wsmr-history.org.
Chamber of Commerce in Cloudcroft, N.M.
Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and
Also Saturday. Summer hours begin Memorial Day
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum — 301 weekend; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday,
S. Silver, Deming, N.M. An actual chuckwagon, Friday and Saturday; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays,
gems and minerals, turn-of-the-century fash- weather permitting. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6
ions, military mementos and Mimbres Indian to 12). Information: (575) 682-2932 or cloud-
art are among the exhibits at the museum. croftmuseum.com.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through
Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway,
Saturday, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is
Silver City, in the historic H.B. Ailman House.
free. Information: (575) 546-2382, 1-800-848-
Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through
4955 or deminglunamimbresmuseum.com.
Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
Geronimo Springs Museum — 211 Main Sunday. Admission: $3 suggested donation.
in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9 Information: (575) 538-5921, 1-877-777-7947
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon (out of town), or silvercitymuseum.org.
to 4 p.m. Sunday. Features prehistoric, historic
Toy Train Depot — Alameda Park, 1991 N.
and military exhibits about the area. Museum
White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. An actual train
admission: $5 ($2.50 students 6 to 18; free for
depot built in 1898, the building now houses a
ages 5 and younger). Family rates: $15.
gift shop and model shop, with more than
Information: (575) 894-6600 or geronimo-
1,200 feet of model railroad track and hun-
dreds of model and toy trains on display. Hours
Hubbard Museum of the American are noon to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through
West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to Sunday. Admission: $4. Information: (575) 437-
Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours: 9 2855 or toytraindepot.homestead.com.
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day. Admission: $6 ($5 The 1/5 scale train track offers rides around
for seniors, military; $2 children 6-16; free for Alameda Park 12:30 to 4 p.m. Cost: $4.

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Henry Ford, an Racking Up History
American optimist by Bill Rakocy

s an artist and writer, I have been
interested in the Henry Ford story
for years — largely because of the expand and
number of Ford autos I’ve owned, one of fails to do it.
which was a Model A bought for $9. In That is the
the 1930s, my brother and I worked way I feel
Saturdays for our father in his auto about
repair shop in Youngstown, Ohio. We America at
were the “grease rack kids” who scraped this particu-
the carbon from auto heads and pans. lar time.”
Thus, I became aware of every bolt and “So you are
screw of the Model T and A Fords. By one of those
the 1930s, the T was being replaced rap- American
idly by the beautifully designed four- business men
cylinder engines and cars. The Model A who hopes
was similar, too, but much more sophis- that we’ll
ticated. My dad was a top mechanic on never return
Time for a Relaxing Getaway? air-cooled engines, such as the Franklin,
a rich man’s car until the great crash of
to normal-
cy?” I asked
1929 — when the Ford became the the great Henry Ford
workingman’s car and the Franklin met manufacturer.
its death. “I hope to
Henry Ford was a genius, introducing goodness we don’t get back to normalcy,
such things as the moving assembly line, for that would be going backwards and
and pioneered a slick V-8 engine auto in America will never go backwards!” he
the 1930s when the A Ford was dying. replied.
Yet, we kids, who fought in World War “What do you mean by going back-
II in the 1940s, all had A Fords until the wards?” I asked him.
hot-rod kids got to fine-tuning the “I mean that America is not likely to
1932–38 Ford V-8 autos. return to horse cars, or anything like
From what I can learn of Henry Ford, that.”
he had a lot of common sense and “Do you believe that we ought to get
believed in giving the public value for mixed up in Europe’s muddle?”
value. We need more of that in industry “No! Not in the way that we are
and commerce today. advised to. There is a way to help, but
Here is an article on Ford I found in the no one has asked for that way as yet.
Los Angeles Examiner, dated March 4, The ways thus far proposed would not
1923. It was titled “Henry Ford’s help. They would only serve the purpos-
Common Sense Philosophy: From an es that have already failed.
Interview by the Rev. Wm. Stigler, “I mean that most of the noise we hear
Pastor of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, coming from Europe now is the cry of
Detroit, Mich.” bankrupt political leadership which
wants our money to save its soul. They
“I’m an optimist!” said Henry Ford, want us to give the old, oppressive sys-
when I asked him about business condi- tem of Europe a new lease on life. The
tions in the immediate future. noise we hear is calculated to make us
“Why are you an optimist?” believe that unless we save the old sys-
• Two Lakes • Two Golf Courses “Why shouldn’t I be optimistic about tems, the people of Europe will suffer.
business conditions?” he questioned, We have thousands of Europeans in our
• 2nd Sat. Art Hops • Day Trips with a smile. “They tell me there are
already 206,000 Ford cars ordered for
plants. We have never heard them beg
for Europe.”
March and we can only manufacture “So you think that things over there
• Ghost Towns • Massage/Spas 156,600. Of course, we are constantly must go down before we get in and
increasing our productive capacity.” help?”
“Are these cars all for American con- “I don’t say that exactly. That is not the
sumption?” I asked, remembering some thought at all. We have to give help, but
missionary boards that were planning to the principal help we can give and they
buy some Ford cars in March for China can take, they are not ready for, as yet.
and India. They are asking us to interfere to prevent
“Of these 156,000 cars that we shall righteous judgment on a system that has
manufacture in March, already 9,000 are caused all of this trouble. We have not
ordered and promised to Europe. That given that help simply because we can-
will mean a shortage of 59,000 in not give it. The instincts of the people of
America alone,” he said. America are right and the instincts of the
“But does your prosperity mean that people of Europe here amongst us is the
others will also prosper?” same.”
“It certainly does mean general pros- “So you find hope in the judgments of
perity. No business can prosper alone.” the people on both sides of the
“Do you think that American business Atlantic?”
generally is entering a period of expan- “I believe in tomorrow. Business is due
62nd Annual Fiesta May 6-8 sion?”
“Yes, I think expansion is necessary in
for a great boom. The road is bright
ahead!” said Mr. Ford.
www.torcchamber.org useful lines. It is a mistake, to my way
of thinking, when a man or firm or coun- Bill Rakocy is an El Paso artist and
try has ability or power or money to historian. Information: 584-9716.

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Art and Framing Gallery — 6519-A N. Showing through May 22:
Mesa (in the Palm Court). Information: 833- • “Monet to Matisse,” an exhibition from the
5250. The “9 Ladies’ Visions On Canvas” show collection of the Dixon Gallery in Memphis,
and artists reception, featuring new works in Tenn. with 30 paintings and works on paper by
various media by nine prominent area women the most influential artists of the Impressionist
artists, is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7. and Post-Impressionist movements. Renowned
Participating artists are Carol Ann Naper, Impressionist painters such as Claude Monet,
Clarissa Adair, Elizabeth Abbott Ilene Steele, Alfred Sisley, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro,
Lois Rayome, Patti Rust, Sandy Young, Trish Chamizal galleries - Chamizal National Rodriguez in the Cox Gallery. and Pierre-Auguste Renoir will be included as
Lopez and Yvonne Postelle. The exhibit contin- Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Hours are 10 Opening reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, well as the post-Impressionist artists Henri de
ues through May 27. a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday for April 30. Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Cézanne, Georges
Abrazos Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Seurat, Henri Matisse and Paul Gauguin; and
‘Break Yo’ Self’ Aerosol Art Show — El Paso Artisan Gallery — Lynx Exhibits, modern artists of the early 20th century,
through Friday for Paisanos Gallery. Admission
The Silos Aerosol and Public Art Space, 1943 300 W. San Antonio. The gallery features works Georges Braque and Marc Chagall.
is free. Information: 532-7273.
W. Paisano (at Ruhlin, next to the Rescue by local painters, photographers and artisans. • “From Paris to North America: American
Showing through May 13 in the Abrazos
Mission), and Border Youth host the 3rd annual Lynx hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Impressionism Masterworks” as a companion
Gallery: “Life Goes On… “ landscapes by Maria
Run For the Border Tour aerosol art show ben- Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to exhibit to “Monet to Matisse.” The exhibit cel-
Savitsky. Having lived most of her life in St.
efiting the El Paso Rescue Mission, 4 to 10 p.m. 9 p.m. Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. ebrates American Impressionist paintings with
Petersburg, Russia, Savitsky’s work is greatly
Friday, May 27. The event features works by Closed Monday. Gallery admission is free. more than 30 paintings.
influenced by the history and design of the
some of the area’s best aerosol and multimedia Information: 533-4330 or lynxexhibits.com Free Focus Talks for the exhibit continue at
cityscapes of her homeland.
artists, live painting demonstrations and music Now showing is the unique, interactive art 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays led by museum staff
by El Paso’s Mexicans@Night. Half of all art CreArte classes — Teresa Fernandez hosts show “Hidden Treasures” featuring two works members. For the May 4 talk, Loraine Arriaga
purchases from the show go towards the classes for all ages in drawing, painting, sculp- by each of six area artists: Jessica Pizana, James will discuss Henri de Toulouse Lautrec.
Rescue Mission’s Soup Kitchen. Admission is ture, cartoons and photography at the CreArte Murphy, Candy Mayer, George Gonzalez, Ana A free lecture on French and American
free, but donations of dry goods such as coffee, Art Academy and Studio, 300 N. Resler. Karina Rodriguez and Elizabeth Genova. Impressionism by Olivier Meslay, Senior
cream, sugar, paper tissue, canned goods and Bilingual Fashion Design Illustration Classes The art show will complement the current Curator of European and American Art and the
cups encouraged. Information: 731-2791 or offered for ages 12-18. Call for schedule: 613- exhibit at Lynx: “Treasure!,” which explores Barbara Thomas Lemmon Curator of European
Cyder915@yahoo.com. 7817 or artacademybyteresafernandez.com. valuables found undersea, in the ground and in Art of the Dallas Museum of Art, is 6:30 p.m.
Special guests include The MAC, WERC, people’s houses. Both Treasure! and “Hidden Thursday, May 19, in the auditorium. Seating is
GEMS and paint teams from around the United Crossland Gallery — El Paso Art Treasures” close May 31.
Association’s gallery is 500 W. Paisano (in the limited on a first come, first serve basis. Those
States and Juarez. Other guests include deejays attending the lecture will receive free admission
RayDub, Systemaddict and Zeque, skate Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are noon to 4 El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts
p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9 to “Monet to Matisse.”
demonstrations by Sun City Roller Girls, Team Showing through July 31: “Humble, Powerful
free. Information: 534-7377. a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and
Crooks and El Paso Skate Park Association. and Divine: Renaissance and Baroque Prints, in
Showing April 30-May 28: Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to
After party follows Friday’s show at Hope and celebration of the museum’s 50th Anniversary
• Honored artists for in the Williams Gallery 9 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free for most
Anchor Bar, N. Mesa. celebration of the European collections. The
are painters Linda Noack and L.B. McKay exhibits. “Monet to Matisse” admission is $10
A public paint session is Saturday and Sunday, exhibit coincides with the release of the book
• Warren Smart solo show in the Bissell ($5 members; free ages 12 and younger). The
May 28-29, at the “Barn Yard,” 1600 Delta (at “European Treasures: International Gothic
Gallery. Smart is known for his vivid skies and museum offers free admission to all paid exhibi-
4th). Bring ladder and trash bags. No alcohol or through Realism.”
western watercolors. tions for active duty military Personnel and
tagging allowed. Participants must register for
• “May Illusions,” works by Georgina Gomez, their families. Information: 532-1707 or elpa-
space designation: 731-2791.
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Art Scene La Galeria de la Misíon de Senecú —
The Ysleta Independent School District’s gallery
Cont’d from Page 49 is at 8455 Alameda. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Admission is free.
Showing through Sept. 25: “Common
Information: 434-9705 or yisd.net/finearts.
Language, Punctuating the Landscape,” by Suzi
Showing May 6-27: YISD Student Art Awards
Davidoff and Rachelle Thiewes The project
exhibit. Opening reception and awards cere-
consists of large-scale photographs on alu-
mony is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6.
minum, video projections and a book.
Showing through Oct. 9: “The All Powerful Marjorie Foster School of Art Show —
Hand,” Retablo Niche exhibit. This exhibition The 13th annual show is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
explores images of the Hand of God from 18th Saturday, April 30, at the Park East Clubhouse,
and 19th century Mexico. 1725 Mosswood. Entertainment provided by
folk singer/songwriter Charlie McDonald.
EPAA art classes — El Paso Art Association
Admission is free and the public is invited.
offers its first classes of 2011 at the Art
Information: Marjorie Foster, 592-5122.
Junction Gallery, 500 W. Paisano. Cost: $65
($60 EPAA members and military) for six ses- Metal Embossing workshops — El Paso
sions. Registration/information: 534-7377 (11 artist Maria Almeida Natividad free hosts work-
a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday). shops for adults and children age 6 and older in
• Old School Master Techniques in oil by Philip creating unique art using the ancient technique
Howard are 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning of “rebujo,” embossing or pressing shapes into
May 17. metal to create a design in this workshop.
• Acrylic techniques by Many Guerra are 3 to 5 Information: 203-2309.
p.m. Thursdays beginning May 19. • 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Judge
• Acrylic classes for children 7-13 yrs old by Edward S. Marquez Library, 610 N. Yarbrough.
Connie Weaver are 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Information: 591-3391.
beginning June 15. • Saturday, May 21, at El Paso Public Library
The Association also offers classes for ages 8- Main Branch, 501 N. Oregon. Time to be
12 and age 13-18 at the Boys & Girls Club of El determined. Information: 543-5401.
Paso, 801 S. Florence.
Pastel Society of El Paso Members
HACEP Art Competition — Housing Show — The society’s 15th annual member’s
Authority of the City of El Paso invites artists show is April 29-May 29 at the International
attending UTEP and El Paso Community Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Opening
College to submit works that best illustrate reception is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5;
HACEP’s mission and accomplishments with refreshments served. This year’s judge is
the theme “Because Everyone Needs a nationally known pastel artist Christine
Home.” Winning entries will be selected by a Debrosky. Museum hours are 1 to 5 p.m.
panel of judges. Prizes range from $250 to Thursday through Sunday. Admission is free.
$1,000. Deadline to enter is May 31; limit of Information: 642-4390.
three entries per artist. Information/require-
ments: 849-3710 or hacep.org. Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald
The mission of HACEP is to provide safe, Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is next to Sun
decent, and affordable housing to assisted fami- Bowl Stadium (off Dawson Drive). Hours are
lies living at or below 80 percent of area medi- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
an income. Top three finalists will be displayed Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and noon to
at El Paso City Hall in November. 5 p.m. Saturday. Beginning May 23, Friday
hours will be 10 a.m. to noon. Closed Sunday
Hal Marcus Studio and Gallery — The and Monday. Information: 747-6151 or rubin-
gallery’s new location is at 1308 N. Oregon, center.utep.edu.
behind Lucy’s. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Showing through May 7 in the Rubin and L
Tuesday through Friday. Information: 533-9090 galleries: “2011 Annual Juried UTEP Student
or halmarcus.com. Art Exhibition,” showcasing works by under-
The gallery exhibits works by owner Hal graduate students in the Department of Art.
Marcus, a native El Pasoan who has been paint- Showing through May 14 in the Project
ing for over 40 years and is famed for such Space: the 2nd Annual UTEP Department of
locally inspired works as “El Mercado,” “El Art Alumni Focus Exhibition, “Daniel Lehman:
Paso Navidad” and “Avenida Juárez.” Recent Sculpture.” Lehman earned his B.F.A.
Other featured artists include Mauricio Mora, from UTEP in 1993 and uses both traditional
Willibald de Cabrera, Teresa Fernandez, Bill forging techniques and modern fabrication to
Rakocy, Francisco Romero, Bill Sullivan, Fr. create his steel sculptures. His most recent
Vincent Peterson, Mark Paulda and Manuel work is inspired by large industrial forms, while
Acosta, as well as a room dedicated solely to his earlier work was informed by his study of
early El Paso art. the biological sciences.
A gift shop offers art-related gifts including Showing May 26-Sept. 3 in the Project
cards, prints, calendars and Marcus’s “Artbook” Space: “Spatial Constructs: Gifts to UTEP from
and new “Harlequin Artbook” and “El Paso Amy and David Niles in Context.” In 2004, sib-
Arthouse” books. lings Amy and David Niles gave nine works of
art to UTEP by artists Leo Rabkin and Allan
International Museum of Art — 1211
D’Arcangelo. How space is seen, constructed,
Montana. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday
manipulated and understood drives Rabkin’s
through Sunday. Admission is free. Information:
sculpture and D’Arcangelo’s serigraphs.
543-6747 or internationalmuseumofart.net.
Showing May 26-Sept. 21:
Showing April 29-May 29: Pastel Society of
• In the Rubin Gallery — “Light Lines: Jay
El Paso’s 15th annual members’ show. This
Atherton and Cy Keener.” The gallery will be
year’s judge is nationally known pastel artist
transformed from an exhibition space to a ves-
Christine Debrosky. Opening reception is 5:30
sel of light. This architectural team will create
to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5.
sculpted walkways that will reflect and refract
• Art Classes for Children with Gaby Urias
light from mirrors strategically placed at various
Wednesdays, June 15-July 20. Morning classes
locations on campus. By revealing several of
are 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and afternoon
the currently concealed windows in the Rubin
classes are 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost: $85
for six-week course (includes materials needed
to complete three paintings).
Please see Page 51
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Art Scene Las Cruces/Mesilla
Cont’d from Page 50 Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan
Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las
Gallery, summer sunlight will be emitted and Cruces. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
shaped during the exhibition. through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.
A lecture by Atherton and Keener, “Light Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2154
Lines: Conception and Process,” is 4 p.m. or las-cruces.org/museums.
Thursday, May 26, in the auditorium. Showing May 6-21: New Mexico State
• In the L Gallery — Rigoberto A. Gonzalez: University Bachelor of Fine Arts senior show.
Barocco en la Frontera (Baroque on the Showing May 6-31: New Mexico Watercolor
Border).” Gonzalez paints large-scale scenes of Society’s Southern Chapter 2011 Spring
contemporary life in the style of the Italian Membership Show, featuring works by 32
baroque. The largest painting, “Balacera en Cd. artists including figurative, floral, still life, land-
Juárez. Federales, Sicarios de La Linea y scape and other subjects.
Sicarios del Chapo (Shootout in Cd. Juárez. Artist reception for both exhibits is 5 to 7 p.m.
Federales, Hitmen for La Linea and Hitmen for Friday, May 6.
El Chapo),” stands 20-feet wide and 9 feet Showing May 31-June 25: “Recovered,” pho-
high. tographs by Yanick D’Hooge. Opening recep-
Opening reception for all three exhibits is 5 to tion is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 3.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26. The monthly “History Notes” program is 1
San Elizario galleries — Several galleries to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 12. This month’s
and artist studios are now open 1445 to 1501 topic is “The People of the Camino Real” with
Main Street near the San Elizario Plaza on the Jean Fulton.
Mission Trail. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Celebration Of Art Exhibit — Holy
Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family Ecumenical Catholic Church, 702 Parker
Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Road in Las Cruces, will host its 4th annual
Information. 474-1800 or 345-5945. exhibit and sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
Galleries include Main Street Gallery, May 7, featuring local artists such as Mary
Horseshoe Gallery, Faro Gallery and Peña Barce, Toma Rodriguez, Corrie McKissack,
Gallery and Studio. Tony Martinez, Debbie Levy and many others.
Artists featured include Nina Walker, Maria Admission is free. Information: (575) 644-5025

0 PM
Branch, Rosa Maria Burgos, Al Borrego,

May 27 - 7:0
or holyfamilyecc.org.
Stephanie Conroy, Aida Meza-Gallegos, Aaron
Convention Cent
Gallegos, Alberto Escamilla, Ricky J. Carrasco Chili Art Show call for artists — Main
and Amado Pena Jr. Street Gallery and The Big Picture in the Las
Cruces Downtown Mall seeking works with a
Sasahara Gallery — 7100 Westwind Drive, chili theme through July 15 for the New
Suite 135. Fine art paintings, jewelry, sculpture, Mexico Centennial Chili Art Show celebrating
photography, prints, cards and portraits. Art the state’s Centennial and the 2011 Main Street
classes offered. Hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Friday,
and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Salsa Fest. The juried exhibition runs Aug. 27-
Sept. 27. For details/prospectus, call the gallery
Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango
Information: 584-4222 or sasaharagallery.com.
Showing through May 29: “Contemporary
at (575) 647-0508 or e-mail exhibit@main-
street-gallery.com and include “chili exhibit
May 8 - 4:00 PM
Churches, Modern Missions and Saints,” paint-
ings by Carmen Navar.
entry” in the subject line. Abraham Chavez Theatre
Artist Krystyna Robbins has donated her art Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N.
to the “Save Japan” relief effort. Proceeds from Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 9 a.m. to
sales go towards earthquake relief efforts. 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed
Showing May 1-July 31: “The South of Sunday and Monday. Information: (575) 541-
Spain,” works by Candy and Charlie Mayer. 2137 or las-cruces.org/museums.
Reception is 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 14. Showing May 4-14: NMSU Bachelor of Fine
A pastel demonstration by Candy Mayer and a Arts senior show, featuring works by students
question and answer session with both artists is graduating from the program. Opening recep-
4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 11. tion is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 6.
The museum is taking submissions through
Yanni In Concert
Sunland Art Gallery — The El Paso Art
Association co-op gallery is in Sunland Park
June 10 for its 2012 solo and groups exhibi-
May 17 - 7:30 PM
Mall, second level across from The Greenery,
with 30 El Paso artists represented. Hours are Main Street Gallery — 311 N. Downtown
Abraham Chavez Theatre
10 a.m. to 8.m. Monday through Saturday, Mall, Las Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Information: 584-3117, Tuesday through Friday, and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30
474-0053 or sunlandartgallery.com. p.m. Saturday, or by appointment. Information:
Showing May 3-30: “Miniatures in May” fea- (575) 647-0508.
turing 11”x14” or smaller works by various Currently showing are works by Fred Chilton.
artists. Opening reception and awards ceremo- Chilton is the recipient of numerous awards Thunder in the Canyon
ny is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 6. including four from “Watercolor Magic.” He
juried and judged “Sun Carnival Annual
May 28 - 12:00 PM
‘Windows at the Mills’ — Adair Margo
Fine Art hosts the window displays featuring
Exhibition” at the El Paso International Art McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre
Museum in 2009 and was published in the 2009
work by the region’s leading artists through
July 8, at the Mills Building, 123 West Mills.
“Splash” and holds the A.W.S. title.
New gallery artists this month include Linda Barbara Driscoll School of Ballet
Exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday.
Gendall, Marie Siegrist and Mel Clarkston and
sculptors Kelley Hestir and Tomi LaPierre.
50th Annual Concert
Each of nine plate glass windows has become The gallery is taking entries through July 15 June 4 - 7:00 PM
a “mini-gallery,” displaying pottery from Mata for the New Mexico Centennial Chili Art Show
Ortiz, dresses by fashion design students, pho-
tographs by Joel Salcido, an installation of cir-
Aug. 27-Sept. 27, at the gallery. Information:
(575) 674-0508.
cling birds cut from x-ray film by Julia Barello,
jewelry by UTEP art students, and terra cotta Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery —
June 6 & 7 - 7:30 PM
busts by Estelle Goldman. Also on view are 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across
works by John Houser, Gaspar Enriquez, from the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m.
Rachelle Thiewes and Annabel Livermore.
Information: 533-0048 or adairmargo.com.
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pieces. Top honors for the show were awarded are works by Diana Lemarbe and Shirley Baker-
Art Scene to Marcela Bolivar of Cali, Colombia; Janet Little, both of rural Luna County. LeMarbe’s
Saturday, May 6-7, in the Silco Theater in Silver
City N.M. Information: (575) 534-4401 or sil-
Cont’d from Page 51 Dwyer of Sal Spring Island, British Columbia, Tile Mask series consists of freestanding, hand- vercityartists.org.
Canada and Matt Willis of Havertown, Pa. New made mosaic ceramic pieces and Corn Maiden
to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon Mexico artists are Robert and Shiiko Alexander sculptures. Baker-Little is an impressionistic col-
Pinos Altos Church Gallery - The historic
to 5 p.m. Sunday. New works displayed every gallery in Hearst Church gallery on Golden Ave.
of Santa Fe, Daniel Zolinsky, Scott Weaver and orist who owns a gallery in Columbus, N.M.
three months. Information: (575) 522-2933 or in Pinos Altos, N.M., operated by the Grant
Storm Sermay of Las Cruce; and John Fowler Artist reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 6,
mesillavalleyfinearts.com. County Art Guild, is open for the season 10
or Placitas. Other photographers come from as part of the Downtown Art Ramble. Also fea-
May’s artists are Meredith Loring and Bert a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and hol-
Alaska, Maine, California, New York, tured is an Open Mic Literary reading 5:30 to 7
Gammil. Loring uses primarily recycled fabrics, idays, April 29-Oct. 2. The gallery features
Wisconsin, Oregon, Texas and other locations. p.m. followed by a comedy improv perform-
yarns and leather to create her designs. Gammil works by local artists, and highlights a different
Jurors were New Mexico History Museum ance by Ad-Liberaces 7 to 7:30 p.m.
is a multimedia watercolorist and oil painter “Featured Artist” each week. Information:
Curator of Photography Mary Anne Redding, On permanent display in the
who depicts farm animals, motivated by her (575) 538-8216 or gcag.org.
professional fashion and commercial photogra- Clute/Muggenburg Gallery are memorabilia and
own livestock, and subtle landscapes. The season opens with a Members Show
pher Douglas Dubler of New York and Preston photos from the Rio Grande Theatre.
reception 6 p.m. Friday, April 29.
Contemporary Art Center photo technique
Nopalito’s Galeria — 326 S. Mesquite in editor and director Paul Schranz.
‘Sing in Spring’ — Works by the Ten Refreshments offered. Judge for the show is
Las Cruces. Hours are 1 to 3 p.m. Friday and O’clock Club will be featured through mid-May WNMU Adjunct Professor of Painting Judith
• The Third 2011 Exhibit featuring works by
noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Information: (575) at Rende-vous French Pastry Cafe, 2701 Meyer. Opening weekend featured artists are
Dan Olfe, textile; Nolan Preece, camera-less
532-6293. The gallery’s first Cinco de Mayo Picacho, in Las Cruces. Information: (575) 527- Karen Muench on Friday, Mary Soulé on
photography; Jeffrey Turner, metal sculpture;
Exhibition runs May 7-31. A festival and open- 0098. Saturday and Donna Schmidt on Sunday.
John Westmark, painting; and an outdoor sculp-
ing reception Saturday, May 7, with food, May’s featured artists:
tural installation created by the Desert Fish Tombaugh Gallery — First Unitarian
music and a community art mural contest by • May 1, 8, 15: Donna Schmidt, landscape, still
Collaborative. Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S.
local high s school students. life and floral paintings.
Opening reception for both exhibits is 6:30 to Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• May 6-7, May 13: Sally Wofford.
8:30 p.m. Friday, May 13. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Information:
Preston Contemporary Art Center — Landscapes, portraits and craft items.
An artist’s dialogue is 1 p.m. Saturday, May (575) 522-7281 or uuchurchlc.org.
1755 Avenida de Mercado (end of Calle de • May 14: Arlene Sarkela, acrylics, watercol-
14. Visitors get a chance to join in conversation Showing May 8-27: Members’ Show, featur-
Mercado). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday ors, still life, with Southwestern themes.
with artists who will talk and answer questions ing works by church members. Artists’ recep-
through Saturday; or by appointment. • May 20-21, May 27-30: Marilyn Burbrink,
about their works in the new exhibition. tion is 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 8.
Information: (575) 523-8713 or prestoncon- nature subjects on paper or canvas and in jew-
A three-day Digital Imaging hands-on work-
temporaryart.com. elry.
Through June 25 featuring metal sculpture
shop is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 6, and 9 a.m. to Also • May 22: Carolyn Gray-Patty.
5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8, hosted
by Kevin Box, drawings by Craig Dongoski, Art Hop — The Truth or Consequences
by MDIW Director Paul Schranz and Canon Rio Bravo Fine Art — 110 Broadway in
paintings by Fran Hardy and ceramic sculpture Downtown Gallery District Association hosts
USA representatives Kelly Blok and Paul Truth or Consequences, N.M. Gallery hours are
by Suzanne Kane. the event 6 to 8 p.m. the second Saturday of
McAniff. Cost: $90; register online at mesilla- noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, or
Showing May 13-Aug. 27: each month (May 14), featuring seven art gal-
workshops.com. by appointment. Information: (575) 894-0572
• “The Photographic Experience” International leries and other venues in the downtown
Photography Exhibition. The juried exhibit fea- or riobravofineart.net.
Rio Grande Theatre Galleries — 211 gallery district. Various receptions, refresh-
tures 28 prints from 23 photographers in every Showing through early May “Students of
Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, in the theatre ments and musical entertainment offered.
style and using every photographic process. Light,” paintings by Hillsboro impressionist
lobby. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Information: (575) 894-0528, TorCart.com.
Along with digital technology, the show also David Farrell and his students of the Black
through Friday. Information: (575) 523-6403.
includes a tintype and traditional silver-based Arts Auction — The San Vicente Artists Range School of Art.
Showing in May in the El Paso Electric Gallery
group hosts its artists’ art auction Friday and

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Behind the scenes at Monet to Matisse
udos to Director Michael Tomor detailed operation. Due to the value of EPMA Permanent Collection
and his staff for making the 50th such a collection, rather than being told the
anniversary of the El Paso Museum exact arrival time of the shipment, the By contrast, the complementary exhibit,
of Art a banner year by mounting a scintil- EPMA was notified when the shipment left “Paris to North America: American
lating exhibition that showcases an array the Dixon Museum and was given a win- Impressionist Masterworks,” celebrates the
of French Masterworks from the Dixon dow of time to expect its arrival. richness of the EPMA’s own Permanent
Gardens and Gallery titled “Monet to Artists, and indeed anyone who has pur- Collection. In this regard, it is fascinating
Matisse,” contrasted by a second collec- chased artwork out of town, know that to learn more about how this diverse col-
tion, “Paris to North America: American shipping artwork is an involved process. lection was accrued (The Kress Collection
Impressionist Masterworks,” comprised of Only a company that specializes in the is another subject) and take a quick peek
paintings from the EPMA’s permanent col- handling of fine art will do. Crates were into the “back of the house,” where it is
lection. As an incentive to visit (or revisit) cutom built for each object, and climate cared for when not on display.
this stunning exhibition before it closes controlled trucks equipped with air-cush- Gifts from donors are the lifeblood of any
May 22, it might be interesting to take an ioned ride were employed so as not to jar museum. Nearly 85 percent of the EPMA
in-depth look at the intricate planning and the artwork. Once the shipment has been collection has been acquired through gifts.
sheer logistics necessary to arrange for and picked up, the journey is nonstop. Once a gift has been offered to the muse-
mount an exhibition of this caliber. designs the delicate stencil work that Once the artworks were unloaded, the um, whether by private individual or a cor-
It takes a great deal of time to plan and makes each wall look like a page from a Dixon Museum registrar supervised the porate collection, the curator and the direc-
work out negotiations involving the loan of scrapbook. He also creates tags that identi- uncrating, confirmed that unpacked items tor begin by determining if the work fits
artwork from another institution. fy the paintings, biographies of the artists, matched the initial inventory, and checked into the EPMA’s current collection and if it
Therefore, it is not unusual for museum and the historical timeline that documents to be certain no damage had occurred dur- supports the museum’s mission to “educate
schedules to be planned two years in the rise of impressionism and contrasts that ing transit. Only then was the exhibition the public about the arts of the United
advance. In this instance, however, the with the history of the period. turned over to the EPMA, which was now States, Mexico and Europe.”
Dixon had already curated the paintings as This staging process is unique to each charged with its care and handling. Provenance paperwork, appraisals and
a collection, which reduced the lead time exhibition. Tomor relates that when loan- Most museums carry a “Fine Arts clear title must accompany all items under
to a little more than a year. ing artwork, Mexico specifies that works Floater,” similar to your own household consideration. Although formal appraisals
Once “Monet to Matisse” was officially be hung following a formal design accord- insurance in that contents are covered for are recommended, they are not required.
scheduled on the EPMA calendar, the next ing to a very strict curatorial vision. The damage or theft while on your premises Once these conditions are met, the curator
step was staging the exhibition, a process Dixon, on the other hand, does not require and artwork is also covered offsite if begins a due-diligence process, making
that requires additional months of prepara- a preconceived format. Although the regis- loaned to another institution. Building notations as to the pros and cons of bring-
tion. Precise design work is required trar from the Dixon remained on site until security is also quite adequate at the ing the work into the permanent collection.
throughout the exhibition area. This is cur- the work was actually hung, she was flexi- EPMA. Thirty-six cameras cover all (During the period works are being held
rently handled under the direction of the ble enough to allow deviation from the aspects of the building from the main exhi- for consideration, they are placed in the
preparator, Nick Munoz, who not only original design if some accommodations bition areas to the classrooms and below- storage area, insured and treated with the
graphs where each painting will be hung, needed to be made for size or aesthetics. level areas. In addition to the cameras, five same care as those that are already muse-
but also oversees details such as the colors The actual logistics of getting master- human security guards rotate coverage
works to their destination is an equally around the clock.
the walls are painted, and in this case, Please see Page 55

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specific collection, or if it is an individual
Gallery Talk
piece, that it was acquired January 7, 1977. y early theological education
Cont’d from Page 53 The EPMA has the good fortune to own owes more to the old Twilight
one of the nation’s largest collections of Zone television series than any
um possessions.)
retablos, which currently numbers more Sunday School teacher.
Works are then presented to a standing
than 400 pieces. Depending upon size, I probably watched many of the origi-
Accessions/Acquisitions Committee of
some are stored in an individual archival nal episodes when they first came out
nine members of the community with
sleeve in iodized metal cabinets, while oth- beginning in late 1959, but I was 6 years
diverse backgrounds, including collectors,
ers are framed and hung on the metal old then and I doubt that the deeper
artists and other interested citizens. Three
screens. A number with a specific invento- messages sunk in much at first. But I
signatures from members in favor of the
ry code is given to each. kept watching over the years, including senger ship returns to live over and over
gift will act as a recommendation to send
Works on paper are handled in two ways. countless reruns. Recently I watched a again as a passenger on that ship.
the application on to the Museum and
If archivally framed, they will be hung on few of the 1959-60 episodes on Netflix, Often the ultimate punishment is get-
Cultural Affairs Advisory Board (City
the metal storage racks, or if not framed, and they reminded me once again of ting what you wished for.
Council–appointed representatives), which
stored in flat files. Again they are carefully how influential the show was. My favorite episode of that first season
accepts or rejects the recommendation.
coded so that someone seeking a specific Twilight Zone typically was part fanta- was titled “A Nice Place to Visit.” After
Once the work is accepted, the EPMA
piece need only check the inventory list sy and part parable. Its first episode was a small-time crook is killed by the
notifies the donor; processes a “Deed of
and then refer to its code rather than hav- about a man trapped in a town where police, he is quite surprised to find him-
Gifts” that transfers ownership to the
ing to sort through layers of artwork. everyone appeared to have vanished. It self resurrected in a swank penthouse,
museum; and notifies the insurance com-
Tomor emphasizes that because new turns out the town was just his halluci- with a guide who offers to grant his
pany that this is a permanent acquisition.
pieces are being added, and others are in a nation — he was an astronaut suffering every wish. Beautiful girls show up to
Only a small percentage of the museum’s
stage of flux as to their location within the delirium after 484 hours in an isolation meet his every whim. He goes to a casi-
holdings are on display at any one time, so
museum, inventory work is a constant, chamber meant to test human endurance no and wins every game. This perpetual
the remaining artwork is housed in a large,
never-finished project. on a long space flight. The moral was as success finally bores him, and he tells
climate-controlled storage area of 8,000 to
Smiling, he reflects, “We start at the old as Genesis 2:18: “It is not good for his guide that heaven isn’t all it’s
10,000 square feet. Framed art is hung on
beginning, and by the time we finish, it is the man to be alone.” cracked up to be so he wants to go to
stout, open gridwork metal panels, about
time to start over once again.” For a hit series, the Twilight Zone had “the other place.” The guide laughs fero-
10 feet in height and 20 feet long. Panels
Because such a large area was dedicated an odd obsession with death, often ciously, telling him, “This IS the other
are mounted on tracks to be easily
to storage, fine art shares storage space embodied as a main character. A lieu- place!”
accessed. Works are arranged by their
with items that rank more in the realm of tenant sees death in the faces of soldiers Each show started with series creator
place in collection areas such as the
décor, as well as “dry storage” necessities about to die, a bureaucratic angel of Rod Serling reciting the line, “There is a
European Collection or the American
including pedestals and even shipping death gets bamboozled by an elderly fifth dimension beyond that which is
Collection, etc., as well as by dimension
crates. salesman (but none of them was as known to man ... This is the dimension
and medium (paintings, works on paper,
Now that you are privy to “the rest of the glamorous as Robert Redford, who of imagination.”
sculpture or decorative objects).
story,” on your next museum visit, picture played Mr. Death in the third season). It was also a dimension of spirituality
They are cataloged and given an acces-
yourself standing on the tip of an iceberg Many of the Twilight Zone episodes where morality, justice and mercy were
sion code that designates the date they
and let your imagination soar, envisioning had a serious moral undertone. A drunk- as real as space and time.
were acquired and a specific number if
the wonders and mysteries that lie below en ex-gunfighter regains his skill just
they were part of a larger collection. For Randy Limbird is editor of
the surface. long enough to save a young wannabe
instance, a tag reading “1977.1.7” could El Paso Scene. Comments?
from following a similar path. A U-boat
mean that the piece was acquired in 1977 Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer spe- Send to randy@epscene.com
captain who callously torpedoed a pas-
and is one of seven pieces belonging to a cializing in the visual arts.









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‘Barabbas’ — The original play by El Paso’s math, science and politics through clever, tune-
Fred Keyser runs through May 7 at El Paso ful songs May 7-29. Directed by Fernando
Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Directed by Kate Alvarez with musical director Laura Sambrano.
Keyser. Ticket Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $12 ($10 and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $7 ($5 chil-
seniors, military and students with ID). dren, seniors, students and active military);
Information: 532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com. available at the door one hour before show.
The Easter story is told through the point of Reservations accepted for groups of 10 or
view of the ultimate outsider. Featuring a score more. Information: 351-1455 or kidsnco.org.
by Fred Keyser as well. The 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
May 21-22, performances are at The Chamizal
‘The Sound of Music’ — UTEP Dinner National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial.
Theatre presents the Rogers and Hammerstein See “Stage Talk” on Page 58 for details.
family classic through May 22. Showtime is 7
p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; dinner Actors Showcase — Actors from Muir
matinee performance is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May Studio Acting will host a program of select
1; non-dinner matinees are 2:30 p.m. Sunday, comic and dramatic monologues and scenes
May 8, 15 and 22. Tickets $26-$38 dinner from world film, theater and literature at 3
shows; $12-$22 non-dinner matinee. p.m. Sunday, May 8, at the Black Box Theatre,
Information: 747-6060. 430 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Light
refreshments served during intermission.
‘The Three Musketeers’ — UTEP Admission; $5. Information/reservations: (575)
Department of Theatre and Dance presents 523-1223.
Ken Ludwig’s lively adaptation of Alexandre The Muir Studio hosts workshops in practi-
Dumas’s adventure April 29-May 8, in the Fox cal study in audition and performance 10 a.m.
Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre. Showtime is 8 to 3 p.m., five consecutive Saturdays, ending
p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2:30 each series with showcase. The next workshop
p.m. Sunday. Directed by Chuck Gorden. startsMay 14. Participants must be 18 years of
Tickets: $12 ($10 UTEP faculty/staff, seniors, age. Information: (575) 521-6261 or
military, groups of 10 or more and non-UTEP MuirStudio@q.com.
students; $9 UTEP students and children age 4
to 12). Information: 747-5118 or the- ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ — Kids Excel’s
atredance.utep.edu. annual “Event-of-The-Year” dance performance
Join D’Artagnon as he swashbuckles his way is Thursday, May 12, at the Plaza Theatre, fea-
through the 17th century France with Athos, turing fourth-grade students from Cooley,
Porthos and Aramis. From the streets of Paris Moye, Roberts and Zavala elementaries, La Fe
to the Court of King Louis, the heroes fight Preparatory School, the Tiny Tots and Kids
bravely against the dastardly Cardinal Richelieu Excel Elvis Impersonation Band. Ticket infor-
to defend the honor of the Queen of France. mation: 351-6999 or kids-excel.org.

‘An Inspector Calls’ — American ‘Broadway Jukebox’ — Youth Opera of El

Southwest Theatre Company presents J.B. Paso presents Broadway hits from the 50s and
Priestly’s stylish thriller April 30-May 1 at 50 May 13-15, at La Fe Culture and
NMSU’s Hershel Zohn Theatre. Showtime is Technology Center, 721 S. Ochoa (rear build-
7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: ing). Performance are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30
$10-$15. Information: 1-800-525-ASTC (2782). and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Set in 1912, the play focuses on the well-to- Tickets: $7 ($5 children, seniors, military)
do Birling family at their home in Brumley. The Information: 449-4069.
family is visited by Inspector Goole, who ques- The performance includes songs from
tions them about the suicide of Eva Smith. “Grease,” “Hairspray,” “All Shook Up,” “The
Over the course of the evening, as secrets are Taffetas” and many more.
revealed, the interrogation pushes the family to
‘Boom’ - No Strings Theatre Company pres-
their breaking point.
ents the provocative play by Peter Sinn
‘El Poeta y el Compositor’ — A perform- Nachtrieb May 20-June 5, at the Black Box
ance of the original play by Cesar Alejandro is 4 Theatre in Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil
p.m. Saturday, May 7, in the El Paso Public Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and
Library Auditorium, 501 N. Oregon. The play Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 29and June 5,
was written as part of Alejandro’s masters in and 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2. Tickets: $10 ($9
Theatre work at UTEP, and was featured at students and seniors; $7 all seats Thursday).
Teatro Latea in New York. Admission is free. Information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
Information: 491-3185 or ca.films@yahoo.com. A grad student’s online ad for “Sex to Change
Alejandro takes the audience on a trip the Course of the World” lures a mysterious
through Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, journalism student under the pretense of an
and the United States through poems and the evening of “no strings attached” sex. When a
songs. The performance features the timeless major global catastrophic event strikes the
words of Martí, Neruda, Sor Juana Inés de la planet, their date takes on evolutionary signifi-
Cruz, Borges, Burgos, Vargas, De León, Garcia cance and the fate of humanity hangs in the bal-
Lorca, and many more as well as the musical ance. Contains adult language.
poems of Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Violeta Parra,
‘You Know I Can’t Hear You When
Alejandro Lerner, Ruben Blades, José M. La
the Water’s Running’ – El Paso Playhouse,
Calle, Bobby Capó, Nelson Ned, Cuco
2501 Montana, presents Robert Anderson’s
Sanchez, Adan Torres and Cesar Alejandro.
hilarious compilation of one-acts May 20-June
‘Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr.’ - Kids-N- 11, directed by Jonathan Schwind. Showtime is
Co., 1301 Texas, presents the live celebration 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
of the Emmy-winning 1970s Saturday morning
cartoon series that taught history, grammar, Please see Page 57
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Pavilion at Zenith Park on Burro Ave.
On Stage Admission is free, but seating is limited. Early
Cont’d from Page 56 arrival recommended. Information/times: (575)
682-2733 or cloudcrofttheater.com.
Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors, $7 military and stu-
dents with ID). Information: 532-1317, elpaso- ‘Avanti! Or a Very Uncomplicated Girl’
playhouse.com. Plays to be performed are: - Las Cruces Community Theatre presents the
• “The Shock of Recognition.” A renowned witty comedy by Samuel Taylor for its season
playwright tries to convince a stubborn produc- finale June 3-19. Directed by Joe Pfeiffer.
er that a specific scene in his show will change Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2
theater forever. p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $5. Information: (575)
• “The Footsteps of Doves.” George and 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
Harriet, married for 25 years, try to decide
what mattress they want — twins or a king.
‘Viva El Paso!’ — The summertime pageant
returns to McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre
• “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.” Edith tries to
Fridays and Saturdays, June 3-Aug. 13.
convince her husband Chuck that he needs to
Information: 231-1165 or viva-ep.org.
have “the talk” with young Timmy.
• “I’m Not Herbert.” Herbert and Murial, each Death Before Dessert — El Paso
married multiple times before, can’t even Playhouse’s comedy group performs mysteries
remember each other’s names. the last Saturday of the month at Il Posto
Italiano Ristorante, 7128 N. Mesa. Reservations
Cloudcroft melodramas — Cloudcroft
required: 585-2221. Information: elpasoplay-
Light Opera Company’s live melodrama 2011
season features “The Shame of Tombstone” or
“Dirty Work in the Lucky Cuss” by Tim Kelly
May 27-29 and June 3-4 at the Open Air
Please see Page 58

“I’m just a bill. Yes, I’m only a bill.

And I’m sitting here on Capitol Hill …”
The television show “Schoolhouse
Rock!” innovated educational TV for
children in the 1970s and early ’80s.
With animation and music, the show
provided lessons in everything from
math to civics while captivating its
young audience.
From that TV show grew the theatrical
musicals “Schoolhouse Rock, Live!”
and “Schoolhouse Rock, Live! Jr.,”
which will be presented this month at
Fernando Alvarez Jr. directs his first
show at KNC, replacing the original tion and his teaching certificate from
director, KNC Show Choir Director University of Texas at El Paso, and will
Vanessa Colon-Payan, who had to pass be heading up to the Goodman Theatre
when she became pregnant. in Chicago to do an internship in stage
“Vanessa and I went to UTEP together managing later this year. Despite this
and we were both in the theater depart- experience, and co-directing the chil-
ment. When she found out that she was dren’s theater camp at UTEP three of
pregnant, she contacted me to see if I the past six years, this is his first
would take over the show for her,” attempt at a musical.
Alvarez said. “I immediately said yes. I “It has been a difficult task adjusting,”
remember watching ‘Schoolhouse Alvarez said. “Directing a musical
Rock’ segments when I was younger, requires a different approach than a reg-
and I knew it would be fun to be a part ular play. Even the rehearsals have been
of it.” organized a lot different than I am used
“Schoolhouse Rock” tells the story of to. Our choreographer dropped out the
Tina (or Tom, depending on who plays week before we opened, and I ended up
the role), a first-time teacher who is ter- filling the void. Mind you, I have no
rified about the first day on the job. She dance or music experience. Thankfully,
begins to rehearse teaching technique. Laura (Sambrano, the theatre/choir
That doesn’t work, so she turns on the teacher at Hornedo Middle School, who
TV, and what’s on? No less than is the musical director) has been there
“Schoolhouse Rock!” She gets drawn to help out. I would choreograph a num-
into its songs. ber very roughly, and then she would
Jeanette Baker plays the role of Tina. make suggestions to polish it up. Laura
The other principals are mostly KNC also taught the kids all of the songs, and
regulars — Miguel Bautista, as George, then we worked together to blend
Jordyn Catanach as Dori, Christina everything together.”
Marquez as Shulie, Jared Berry as Joe Still, he said, the whole experience has
and Sabrina Melendez as Dina. been a great for him.
Longtime KNC regular Jim Lupercio is “It’s fun to see the kids get the show
assistant director/stage manager.” as we go through rehearsal,” Alvarez
The principals “are all parts of Tina’s said. “All of them have a great spirit
subconscious who come to remind her and want to be there. So seeing them try
what learning should be about. The their hardest to get the keys correctly or
show is an ensemble show,” Alvarez the dance numbers right is a real joy to
said. “Along with the six principals, see.”
there are an additional 14 chorus mem- Carol Viescas is a veteran of
bers who round out the cast.” community theater and teaches
Alvarez has a degree in theater educa- journalism at Bel Air High School.

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On Stage performed July 1-2 at the Abraham Chavez
Cont’d from Page 55 Theatre during the KLAQ Downtown Street
Festival. Rehearsals are Mondays and Friday
Auditions & classes evenings in May and June. Needed are musi-
cians, singers, actors, and dancers; appropriate
Theatre Scholarship Auditions —
attire and shoes for movement required.
UTEP’s Department of Theatre and Dance will
Singers should prepare one alternative/grunge
host auditions for scholarships for new and
song and one pop song. Musicians may submit
transfer students by appointment only 4 to 6
information to streetfest90s@gmail.com. All
p.m. Saturday, April 30, in the Wise Family
positions are paid. Information: 590-7000.
Theatre, Fox Fine Arts Building. Scholarships
available for both performance and tech/design The Glasbox — The Border Theatre, 1500
students. Taped auditions and mailed portfolios Texas (entrance on Langtry), offers workshops,
also accepted. Call to schedule an audition: performances and other activities year round.
Adriana Dominguez, 747-6213. Information: 424-5283 or bordertheatre.org.
• “New Work Collective” workshops — 2 to 5
‘HMS Pinafore’ auditions - Gilbert and
p.m. the second Saturday of the month
Sullivan Company of El Paso’s hosts auditions
through May 14. Cost: $20 per month:
for its upcoming community production of
Information: Mtorres@bordertheatre.org.
“H.M.S. Pinafore or The Lass Who Loved a
• 10-Minute Play Workshops — 11 a.m. to 4
Sailor” at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, May 1-2,
p.m. the first Saturday of the month; instructed
at St. Alban’s Church, 1810 Elm. Auditioners
by Austin Savage. Works produced in the
must bring their music; an accompanist will be
workshop are eligible for performance in The
provided they may sing a capella, use a CD or
Border Theatre’s short play festival,
mp3 player, etc. College students who partici-
“Exhibitions in Dis/Connection,” following a
pate in this production will be eligible to apply
reading of the works July 16. Admission is free
for the Joan Quarm Scholarship Fund.
to the public. Information: Asavage@bor-
Stephanie Conwell will direct the show.
Information: 479-2485 or gandselpaso.org.
• Acting Performance Classes — 5:30 to 8:30
Downtown Streetfest ‘90s’ auditions p.m. Saturdays. Courses involve scene study as
— LAT Studio, 11500 Pellicano, will host audi- well as expansion into basic dramaturgy and
tions for the production of “The 90s” 7 to 10 basic film technique. Cost: $100 per month.
p.m. Monday, May 2. The production will be Information: Asavage@bordertheatre.org.

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I read...Then I Exist’ — Consulate General telling puppets, teachers’ resources and region-
of Mexico hosts monthly Spanish language read- al interest books. Open 7 days a week, 10 a.m.
ings of classic writers of Spanish-American and to 5 p.m. Information: 859-6132 or 859-4066.
Mexican literature at El Paso Public Library A book signing and reading is 2 to 4 p.m.
Main Branch, 501 N. Oregon, as part of the “I Saturday, May 7, for “My Demons Were Real:
read...then I exist” program. Selections by Barnes & Noble (Las Cruces) — 700 S. Constitutional Lawyer Joe Calamia’s Journey” in Constitutional Lawyer Joseph Calamia’s
noted authors will be read by Mexican actors: Telshor in Mesilla Valley Mall. Information: (575) May and June. Joe Calamia was El Paso’s eccen- Journey” by Bob Ybarra.
Admission is free. Information: 544-6489. 522-4499. tric, boisterous constitutional lawyer (1921- A World War II veteran, Calamia grew up in El
• 6 p.m. Thursday, April 28 — Victor Hugo Yarn Junkies Conversation Group meets at 10 2009). He was a son of immigrants raised in El Paso’s Segundo Barrio. He began his career as a
Rascón Banda works read by Alberto Estrella. a.m. Mondays. Paso’s impoverished Segundo Barrio who com- criminal defense attorney in El Paso, Texas, in
• 6 p.m. Thursday, May 26 — Ofelia Medina Children’s storytimes are 10 a.m. Fridays: bined his street fighter mentality with a Don 1949. Over the years, Calamia successfully
works read by Regina Orozco. • May 6 — Mother’s Day Quixote idealism. challenged attacks against civil liberties, includ-
• May 13 — Summer activities All signings are 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays: ing police undercover tactics and the constitu-
‘Dia de los Niños, Dia de los Libros’ — • May 7 — The Bookery, 10167 Socorro tionality of searches and seizures in drug, immi-
• May 20 — “Frog and Toad” adventures
The 15th annual children’s day/book day 11 Road. Information: 859-6232 . gration, and other cases. He died at age 77 in
• May 27 — Costumed character “Skippyjon
a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at • May 21 — El Paso Museum of History, 510 2000.
Washington Park, next to the El Paso Zoo. A N. Santa Fe. Information: 351-3588. Ybarra was a reporter and columnist for the
free new book will be provided to each child • June 18 — Barnes & Noble Westside, 705 El Paso Herald-Post who went on to work for
who attends the event, along with other free
Barnes & Noble (West Side) — 705
Sunland Park. Hours are 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunland Park. Signing only. Information: 581- the International Boundary and Water
goodies. Admission is free. Information: 543- 5353. Commission.
Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 10
5468 or elpasolibrary.org.
p.m. Sunday. Information: 581-5353 or bn.com.
The idea for “Dia de los Niños, Dia de los
Author and former El Paso Herald Post EPCC Book Celebration — El Paso Tumblewords Project — The writing
Libros” comes from Latin America where
reporter Bob Ybarra will sign copies of his new Community college professors Ysella Ayn workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Children’s Day honors young people in the
book “My Demons Were Real: Constitutional Fulton and Richard Yañez will read from their Saturdays at Memorial Park Public Library, 3200
same way in which Mother’s Day and Father’s
Lawyer Joe Calamia’s Journey” 2 to 4 p.m. debut novels 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Copper. Workshops are free; donations for the
Day are celebrated. Mora started America’s
Saturday, June 18. The book is about El Paso’s EPCC’s Administrative Service Building A, 9050 presenter are encouraged. Now in its 13th
celebration of Children’s Day in 1996 to cele-
eccentric, boisterous constitutional lawyer Viscount. Fulton is the author of year, the group is open to all writers in a non-
brate children and promote literacy.
(1921-2009). “Pomegranate” and Yañez is the author of critique, non-caustic forum. Information: 328-
Temple Beth El used book sale — El Paso Youth Symphony Orchestra will give a “Cross Over Water.” A reception and book 5484 (Donna Snyder), 566-1034 (Memorial
Temple Beth El of Las Cruces, 3980 Sonoma brief performance at 2 p.m. May 22, to con- signing follow. Admission is free. Information: Park Library) or tumblewordsproject.com.
Springs, will host a fundraising book sale 2 to 6 clude their fundraising book fair May 15-22. 831-2630 or epcc.edu. • May 7 — “Random Acts of Poetry” with
p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Recurring events: Yañez will also sign copies of “Cross Over Rubi Orozco. Orozco is a former editor of
May 1-2, with used hard and paperbound • Sisters in Crime mystery reading group Water” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in “BorderSenses.” A poet and public health
books of all varieties as well as a large selection meets at 7 p.m. Monday, May 9. the El Paso International Airport Plaza News worker, she is interested establishing arts-based
of first editions. The last hour of the sale on • Third Monday Book Group will meet at 10 area. public health programs.
Monday will feature a $2 bag sale; all the books a.m. Monday, May 16, to discuss “The Lacuna” • May 13 — “The Voiceless Vagina” with
that can fit into a paper grocery bag for two by Barbara Kingsolver. The Bookery — 10167 Socorro Road, Nancy Lechuga. Lechuga will figuratively
dollars. Information: (575) 524-3380 or • En la Sombra de Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz Socorro. The Bookery, inside the Mission Trail explore the vagina, in all its splendor and vul-
tbelc.org. bilingual reading group meets at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Trading Post about a half-mile past the Socorro nerability. Participants will share thoughts and
May 17. Mission, specializes in children’s books, story-
Barnes & Noble (East Side) — 9521
Children’s storytimes are 11 a.m. Saturdays: Please see Page 60
Viscount. Information: 590-1932.
• May 7 — Willie The Water Drop
Little One’s Storytime is 11 a.m. every Friday
• May 28 – Kids-N-Co. Theatre troupe.
with Miss Bonnie.
Eastside Sisters in Crime reading club meets
at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, to discuss “Naked in
Bob Ybarra book signings — Author and
former El Paso Herald Post reporter Bob
Death” by J.D. Robbs (Nora Roberts).
Ybarra will host signings and readings for his
Information: 629-7063.
new book “My Demons Were Real:

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‘My Demons
Were Real’
Book signing and reading
by author Bob Ybarra
2-4 pm Saturday, May 7
The biography of the late Joseph A. Calamia
tells how this El Paso constitutional lawyer
fought for civil liberties for 50 years.

May 2011 El Paso Scene Page 59

Bookin’ New on the Border Bookshelf
Cont’d from Page 59 ‘This Thing Called the Future’ by J.L.
Powers (Cinco Puntos Press) -Powers’
feelings concerning menstruation, sensuality first novel “The Confessional” was set
and womanhood. close to home (she grew up in Vinton,
• May 20 — “Hot Monkeys on a Fire Escape: Texas), centering on the lives of students at
Random things, by random people, for random a thinly-veiled version of Cathedral High
writing” with Steven Ogrey. Ogrey is studying School in El Paso. Her second novel aimed
creative writing at UTEP. at young adults, although taking place in
• May 28 — “The Virtues of Pith, or the South Africa, is even closer to home for
Loneliness of the Short-Distance Writer” with this author. Powers admits in her
Gene Keller. Keller makes poems and songs in “Acknowledgments” that the central char-
acter, Khosi, “has many of the same needs,
the midst of contemporary clamor, exploring
desires, and fears that I had at fourteen.”
the “lunaverse” of psyche and culture. Khosi lives with her younger sister and

Get Scene El Paso Writers’ League — Las Cruces

novelist Robert Sanchez will talk about self-
grandmother in a South African shanty-
town, surrounded by poverty, AIDS, witch-
craft and sexual abuse of women. All these

around town!
The Scene comes out the last week of the month.
publishing through Create Space and e-books 2
to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Dorris Van
Doren Regional Branch Library, 551 E. Redd
dark forces swirl around her as she tries to
find a right way - fending off a drunk sex-
ual predator, reconciling her school studies
Pick up your copy at these and other locations. Road, as part of the league’s regular monthly with ancient ways, falling in love with a
schoolmate, longing for a mother who
Or subscribe by mail! See Page 66 for order form. meeting. Sanchez, author of the humorous
must work in a far-away town and returns
mystery “When Pigs Fly,” co-edits the league’s HIV-positive, coping with a vindictive
VILLAGE INN WALGREENS PETLAND “Border Tapestry” annual publication that neighbor and caring for her sister, Zi.
1500 Airway 890 N Resler Dr 1331 George Dieter showcases writing contest winners. Visitors and As the title suggests, hope is the theme
7144 Gateway East 5900 N Mesa St prospective members welcome. Admission is throughout the book. Khosi perseveres
4757 Hondo Pass BARNES & NOBLE free. Information: 886-3136 or elpasowriter- because she sees the choices others make
8050 N Mesa
705 Sunland Park Dr.
2929 N. Mesa 2800 N. Mesa sleague.org. and believes she can make different choic-
5863 N. Mesa 200 N Mesa 9521 Viscount El Paso Writer’s League meets the second es with a different outcome. She manages
7801 N. Mesa 2879 Montana Saturday of the month January through to embrace all that is good in her life - her
2275 Trawood
EASTSIDE CAFE loving grandmother Gogo, the earnest
5401 Montana 11251 Rojas November. Annual membership is $40.
1331 N. Zaragoza 1100 Geronimo boyfriend Little Man, even the syncretistic
In Las Cruces: 8401 Gateway West VISTA MARKET John Sayles book signing — Independent
spirituality that includes guidance from
5150 Fairbanks ancestors and medicine from folk healers
1205 El Paseo 2231 Zaragosa filmmaker and author John Sayles will host a
9428 Dyer all mixed with Christian religion.
455 S. Telshor 121 N. Kenazo, Horizon book signing and reading for his new novel, Powers brings to this story not only her
10780 Kenworthy
1210 Wedgewood 10005 Alameda, Socorro “Moment in the Sun,” at 4 p.m. Saturday, May own sensibilities from her adolescence, but
SUN HARVEST 14, at El Paso Public Library’s Main Branch years of studying African history and cul-
6100 N. Mesa 3355 N Yarbrough CARNITAS ture. Her first novel was published as she
1831 N. Lee Trevino QUERETARO auditorium, 501 N. Oregon. Admission is free.
Sayles’s feature films include “Eight Men Out” began a doctoral program in African
FURR’S FAMILY 2950 George Dieter 4001 N Mesa Studies at Stanford University. She ulti-
BUFFET 11685 Montwood 1451 N Zaragoza and “Lone Star.” His novels include “Pride of
mately opted to pursue her writing career
11925 Gateway West
12390 Edgemere
6516 N Mesa the Bimbos” and the National Book Award-
instead, although she continued some post-
1607 N Zaragoza nominated “Union Dues.” graduate studies at Stanford and studied
EP FITNESS 800 N. Zaragosa YSLETA ISD His latest book covers five years and six coun- Zulu in South Africa on a Fulbright-Hayes
145 Paragon 100 N. Americas 9600 Sims tries during the Spanish-American War. grant.
11330 James Watt 8045 N. Loop
CLINT ISD “This Thing Called the Future” is an
12145 Montwood 14300 Horizon
Moreno Library book sale — The excellent introduction to another culture
981 N. Resler LIBRARIES Friends of the Esperanza A. Moreno Library and the hardships faced by young people
1224 Wedgewood AVILA’S growing up amid poverty, disease and
EL PASO will host a spring book sale 11 a.m. to 4:30
6232 N. Mesa ignorance. It’s written with enough depth
DOMINO’S PIZZA p.m., Saturday, May 14, at the library, 12480
ARDOVINO’S INTERNATIONAL Pebble Hills. Used hardcover and paperback
and style that parents and teachers will
ALL LOCATIONS find it a worthwhile read as well, especial-
PIZZA AIRPORT books, magazines and more offered. ly so that they can discuss these issues
RIVIERA 865 N. Resler at Redd UTEP LIBRARY Information: 921-7001. with young adult readers.
RESTAURANT 206 Cincinnati
EPCC CAMPUSES — Randy Limbird
5218 Doniphan
THE Holocaust Museum book club — The El
YMCA’s Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center’s
HELLO PIZZA MARKETPLACE EP CONV. CENTER book club meets at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 15, to deadline is one week prior to class. Gift certifi-
River Run Plaza 5034 Doniphan
EP CITY HALL discuss “The Wiles of Destiny” by the late cates available. Information/registration: 472-
MANDO’S EL PASO LIBRARY Itzhak Kotkowsky. Light refreshments will be 7480.
ENTERTAINMART served. Admission is free, but donations wel-
5420 Doniphan
Sunland Park Dr TX TOURISM City of Night Book Club — Rio Grande
come. Information/RSVP: 351-0048 ext. 24 or
THE BAGEL SHOP CENTER Adelante hosts the book club and social gather-
AVANT-EDGE maribel@elpasoholocaustmuseum.org.
3400 N. Mesa ing for LGBT community and friends at 7 p.m.
PHARMACIES CTY COURTHOUSE Gary Warner, former KVIA-TV news anchor,
815 N. Resler the first Monday of the month. The meetings
14476 Horizon THE BOOKERY will interview members of the Kotkowski fami-
10060 Rushing include a social, usually a dinner, as well as
ly. Kotkowski lived in El Paso with his wife,
1576 Lomaland
CASA JURADO EL PASO ZOO book discussion. Information/location: 929-
Aviva, two sons and his grandchildren. He
9282 or rgadelante.com.
RANCHER’S 4772 Doniphan In Las Cruces passed away in 2008 at the age of 87.
GRILL COAS Kotkowski grew up in Nazi-occupied Poland Children’s Storytime — Chamizal National
WING STOP Mesilla Book Center who eventually found himself in a Soviet prison Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, will host free
7597 N. Mesa 1757 George Dieter
2900 N. Mesa and work camps, constantly escaping death. storytimes with Ranger Dora for pre-school
ANDRE’S PIZZA 9530 Viscount
In Juárez and first-grade children 10 a.m. the third
Museo INBA • Museo
7000 Westwind 865 Resler Chamizal • Museo de la Chicano(a) Poetic Conspiracy — The Thursday of each month. The 45-minute story
9008 Dyer, 8825 N. Loop Revolucion de la Frontera non-collective group of Chicano(a) poets meets session is followed by a 30-minute activity peri-
SUNSET od. Admission is free, but reservations strongly
• Plan Estrategico de 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Jose Cisneros
BREWERY JJ’S Juárez • Don Boleton •
Cielo Vista Library, 1300 Hawkins. The group recommended: 532-7273, ext. 128 or
4176 N. Mesa 5320 Doniphan Oficina de Convenciones y
Visitantes • Impulsa • meets the third Saturday of every month; new nps.gov/cham.
HAL MARCUS LEO’S Educacion en Valores • and veteran poets welcome. Admission is free.
7520 Remcon Rail Readers Book Club — The club
GALLERY ICHICULT • Academia Information: 256-0989.
Municipal • CEMA • Arte meets at 11 a.m. the second Wednesday of the
1308 N. Oregon VALENTINE BAKERY en el Parque • Biblioteca month at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum, 351
11930 Picasso Arturo Tolentino • Centro BPEP School for Authors — Book N. Mesilla in Las Cruces, to discuss a different
STAR HORIZON Publishers of El Paso hosts “How to Write and
Cultural Paso del Norte • railroad themed mystery. RSVP appreciated:
BAKERY ALL THAT MUSIC Centro de Convenciones Publish” workshops 2:15 to 5:15 p.m. (575) 647-4480.
14100 Horizon 1506 Lee Trevino Cibeles • UANE Saturdays at 912 Texas, Ste C. Registration

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CineMarfa Festival — CineMarfa’s first film class. Then she learns her memory troubles are
fest is Thursday through Sunday, May 5-8, at an early stage of Alzheimer’s and her grandson
the Crowley Theater in Marfa. The event fea- has taken part in gang violence. An official
tures a variety of short and feature-length films, selection at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
personal appearances, selected film clips and • May 6-12 — “Even the Rain…” Gael Garcia
more. All screenings are free, but seating is lim- Bernal stars as a filmmaker on location in
ited. RSVP requested. Information: (432) 386- Bolivia during the water crisis of 2000. This
0910 or cinemarfa.org. film-within-a-film draws comparisons between
The festival features the Texas premiere of the filmmakers exploiting local extras, the
Celine Danhier’s documentary “Blank City,” through May 4. The winning school or youth Bolivian government exploiting its citizens and
films by Jack Smith, Andy Warhol’s “Lonesome organization will win $1,000. Registration pack- Holocaust Museum Cinema Sundays the 1492 Christopher Columbus Spanish crew
Cowboys,” Austin filmmaker Eagle Pennell’s ets available at the Customer Service Desk near — El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study exploiting the natives.
1979 feature “The Whole Shootin’ Match” and the Café Plaza. Center, 715 Oregon, hosts free showings of • May 13-19 — “Ceremony” A young bud-
German avant-garde director Ulrike Ottinger’s Holocaust, genocide and racism-related films at ding children’s book writer (Michael Angarano)
late 1970s features “Madame X” and “Ticket of ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ — The 2 p.m. the last Sunday of the month. Age 18 crashes the wedding of an older ex-flame (Uma
No Return.” Hot PAWtooties, group supporting Pets Alive- and younger not permitted without parent or Thurman) he wants back. Rated R.
Chinati Foundation will host a special late El Paso, Inc. presents the audience participation guardian. Admission is free, but seating is limit- • May 20-26 — “Of Gods and Men” Based on
night screening of “Ken Park” at the Ice Plant. screening of the cult movie at midnight ed. Information: 351-0048, ext. 24 or mari- a true story. The pacifist belief of a group of
Guest appearances: Saturday, May 14, at Scottish Rite Temple bel@elpasoholocaustmuseum.org. Web: elpa- Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished
• Filmmaker James Nares presents several of Theatre, 301 W. Missouri. Proceeds benefit soholocaustmuseum.org. Algerian community comes under threat by
his rarely screened short films and the feature- Pets Alive-El Paso’s feral cat sterilization pro- fundamentalist terrorists. Rated PG-13.
Queer Cinema — Frontera Pride Film
length cult classic “Rome ‘78.” gram. Ages 17 and older welcome. Admission: • May 27-June 2 — “Jane Eyre.” The newest
Festival and Rio Grande Adelante will host the
• Larry Clark screen his 16mm film reel “Tulsa $10 ($7.50 student/military and seniors 50 and adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel
film series the first Friday of every month at
1968” and his recent film “Wassup Rockers.” older with ID). Information or toe volunteer: starring Mia Wasikowska as the strong and
Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of El Paso,
• Glenn O’Brien will show a selection of his 309-8322 or elpasoscottishrite.org. smart Eyre. Rated PG-13.
4255 Byron. Admission and snacks are free.
favorite clips from the legendary New York Prop bags are $2; no outside props, large
Information: 929-9282 or rgadelante.org. CinéMatinee Film Series — The Saturday
City cable access show “TV Party” that fea- purses, bags or backpacks permitted.
Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de series showcases various themes, including life
tured appearances by David Bowie, Debbie
Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in in the West, old and new; notable movies that
Harry, Jean-Michel Basquiat and others. Pax Christi Film Series — The series
Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the have been overlooked; and films with New
presents the avant-garde soliloquy “Collapse”
Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at 7:30 Mexico connections. Screenings are at 1:30
Golden Chile Film Challenge — A at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at Diocesan Migrant
p.m. nightly, plus 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Foreign lan- p.m. Saturdays at the Fountain Theatre, 2469
screening and Awards Ceremony for short film and Refugee Services’ Mother Teresa Center,
guage films include subtitles. Admission: $7 ($6 Calle de Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the
entries (7 minutes or less) by local high schools 2400 E. Yandell (between Piedras and Cotton).
seniors and students with ID; $5 society mem- plaza in Mesilla. Admission: $4 ($1 for Mesilla
and area community members is 5:30 to 7:15 Hosted by Pax Christi El Paso and the Peace &
bers and children); $5 on Wednesday. Valley Film Society members), unless otherwise
p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at Premiere Cinema Justice Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of El
Information, schedule: (575) 524-8287 or listed. Information: (575) 524-8287 (leave mes-
in Bassett Place Mall, 6001 Gateway West. Paso. Admission is free, donations welcome.
mesillavalleyfilm.org. sage) or mesillavalleyfilm.org.
Winners in each category will be named after a Information: 532-0527.
• April 29-May 5 — “Poetry.” Yang Mija, a • May 7 — “The Harvey Girls” (1946).
screening of the finalists’ films. Proceeds benefit Journalist Michael Ruppert details his theories
charming woman in her mid-sixties who looks Presented in cooperation with the Las Cruces
Salvation Army of El Paso. Information: 772- about the link between energy depletion and
after her teenage grandson and keeps house for Railroad Museum. Susan Bradley (Judy Garland)
7479 or bassettplacemall.com. the economic system that supports the entire
Registration for the challenge is being taken world. an older gentleman friend, signs up for a poetry
Please see Page 62

May 2011 El Paso Scene Page 61

• “Journey Into Amazing Caves” (11 a.m. and
Film Scene 1, 3 and 5 p.m.) Narrated by internationally
Cont’d from Page 61 acclaimed actor Liam Neeson, the movie and
features new songs and performances by the
discovers the famous Fred Harvey Hotel chain
classic rock band “The Moody Blues” with two
needs waitresses for their new place along the
new songs written just for the film: “We Can
tracks of the Santa Fe railroad. Featuring a
Fly” and “Water.”
musical score by Johnny Mercer and Harry
• “Nine Planets and Counting” a journey
Warren including the Oscar-winning “On the
through the solar system (noon and 2 and 4
Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe.” Not rated.
The film will be preceded by a short
Tickets: $6 ($5.50 for seniors and military;
Chautauqua presentation by a “real” Harvey
$4.50 ages 4-12). Ages 3 and under free for all
* $ shows. Museum/Max combo tickets available.
• May 14 — “Casey’s Shadow” (1978). Filmed
Information: (877) 333-6589 or (575) 437-2840
& $$ in Ruidoso, N.M. Inspired by the short story
or nmspacemuseum.org.
“Ruidoso,” by writer John McPhee. Lloyd
( (# $ Bourdelle (Walter Matthau) and his sons live on Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay
"% ( %$ (% a rundown quarter horse farm in Louisiana. An Duncan prepared this list of top monthly
old mare gives birth to a colt, who turns out to “Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by
$$%)$ be a contender for Ruidoso’s top race. Rated studio and release date. Release dates are sub-
PG. ject to change.
! (' + "" • May 21 — “Pearl” (2010). Based on the true
May 6:
* $ + , ( story of a Pearl Carter, a Chickasaw Indian girl
• The Beaver (Summitt) — Mel Gibson, Jodie
from Oklahoma, who became the youngest
Foster, Anton Yelchin. Directed by Foster.
licensed pilot in the U.S. in 1928. Rated G.
• Everything Must Go (Lionsgate) — Will
• May 28 — The Messenger (2009). Woody Ferrell, Rebecca Hall, Christopher Jordan
)# " Harrelson and Ben Foster are soldiers assigned
Wallace. Directed by Dan Rush.
to deliver bad news to families of servicemen
)# " • Jumping the Broom (TriStar) — Paula Patton,
killed in war. Rated R. Admission is free for vet-
Laz Alonzo, Angela Bassett. Directed by Salim
%$( $ erans.
• Showing at noon, Monday, May 30 is “Made
• Passion Play (Image) — Mickey Rourke,
in NM Westerns, Part 3,” featuring clips from
Megan Fox, Bill Murray. Directed by Mitch
20 westerns made in New Mexico from 1942-
2006, including a snip from an ultra-rare locally
• Something Borrowed (Warner Bros.) —
made 1966 film shot in the Organ Mountains.
Ginnifer Goodwin, Colin Egglesfield, Kate
Accompanied by live narration and an opportu-
Hudson. Directed by Luke Greenfield.
nity for questions and answers afterward.
• Thor (Paramount) — Chris Hemsworth,
Admission: $4 ($2 MVFS members).
Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins. Directed
New Mexico Museum of Space by Kenneth Branagh. Based on characters cre-
History — Alamogordo, N.M. The museum’s ated by Marvel Comics.
Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater presents:
May 13:
• Bridesmaids (Universal) — Kristen Wiig,
Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne. Directed by Paul
• Priest (Screen Gems) — Paul Bettany, Maggie
Q, Cam Gigandet. Directed by Scott Charles

May 20:
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McAdams, Owen Wilson, Kathy Bates.
Directed by Woody Allen.
• Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
(Disney) — Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz,
Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane. Directed by Rob
Marshall. (5th film in the franchise)
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Local: Speaking Rock Hits
Three Cherries with Los Lobos
At one point in this band’s career, they tried
to sum it all up by titling their double CD
retrospective “Just another band from East
L.A.,” but that’s only half right. They aren’t
just “another” band. Their unique blend of
rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues
and Latin music has made them a one-of-a-
kind music sensation. For more than 30
years, Los Lobos have spread their musical
wings far past East L.A. and have toured
throughout America and the rest of the
world. These guys show no signs of slowing
down. In the past decade, they have released
a disc every other year and also squeaked out
a covers EP of some of their favorites from “Several Shades of Why” is the most
other bands. In 2009, they reached out to a focused, relatable and lush disc of his entire
much younger audience with “Los Lobos career. His soft, sensitive Dinosaur underside
Goes Disney” and smothered their special is exposed, and we should all take advantage
sauce blend all over some of Walt’s classics. of this and nuzzle up to it before it’s time for
Los Lobos will kick off the three-day him to roar again.
Memorial Day Weekend at Speaking Rock
Entertainment Center Friday May 27, with Damnwells, “No One Listens to
Joan Jett and Poison to follow on Saturday the Band Anymore,”
and Monday, making for a somewhat eclectic PledgeMusic
musical holiday.
Alt. country’s secret heyday has vanished,
National: R.E.M., “Collapse into although many probably will not notice
Now,” Warner Brothers because it never garnered enough hits to
break down any mass movement. To those
In 2008, R.E.M. released “Accelerate,” and that continue to care, this genre is still alive
there is no better word to describe what they — we aren’t seeing the wave of artists we
did then and what they have been doing once were, but some greats have never left.
since. That album rocked from start to finish, A few have been resurrected, and then there
clocking in at just over half an hour, yet are the Damnwells. They just released their
somehow people still complained that they fourth disc, “No One Listens to the Band
were better in the mid ’80s and early ’90s. Anymore,” and in the process lost most of its
Now they’ve unleashed “Collapse into Now,” members, but founder and lead singer song-
not only reclaiming those glory days but also writer Alex Dezen is still firmly in place. It
accelerating past many of those older discs. appears that one man’s loss is our gain, with
This is hands down the best R.E.M. now or the latest being their best record to date. The
then. It calls back a time when their albums alt.-country sound is flavored with a sharp
were rich with mandolins, Mike Mills’ sus- resonance of Paul Westerberg, a dollop of
tained background “ahs and ohs,” and Soul Asylum and a slick shine of Bodeans.
Michael Stipe’s heart-wrenching lyrics. It The majority of the CD is filled with a catch-
continues to march down the path of deliver- ing infection of sing-along staples. While it
ing amazing 3-minute rock blasts and adds may be true that “No One Listens to the
every new trick in the R.E.M. playbook that Band Anymore,” that is Damnwell certain to
has made them a band that cannot be dis- change with this disc, because not listening
missed as they navigate through middle age. to this band would be criminal.
The album is chock full of believers, with
Peaches doing what sounds like her best
Kate Pierson of the B-52’s on “Alligator
Collectibles: Rolling Stones,
Aviator Autopilot Antimatter,” Patti Smith’s “The Complete Singles
haunting vocals on “Blue” and Pearl Jam’s (1971–2006),” Universal/ Hip-O
Eddie Vedder howling on “It Happened
Today.” If you have written R.E.M. off in the This month, we find a real gem that one usu-
past, be sure to sit because you will ally has to look over to Europe to excavate.
“Collapse into Now” upon the first listen. Of course, it comes from a band that is no
stranger to giving their fans very unique col-
lectibles, or maybe they are just very good at
J Mascis, “Several Shades of milking their back catalog — either way,
Why,” Sub Pop Records we’ve got a hot one on our hands.
It is nearly impossible to believe that a band Universal/Hip-O records has raided its vaults
can be considered the godfathers of alterna- once again and delivered a Rolling Stones
tive rock by some, but most people still collection like no other. This would usually
scratch their heads trying to place a single take years of collecting individual singles,
song to their name. It’s a travesty that but the label has put them all here in one
Dinosaur Jr. never found their way from the very extensive set. It focuses on the band’s
critics’ table onto the main floor, but unfortu- career after 1971 until their last album, “A
nately many just lumped them into the alter- Bigger Bang,” in 2006. The box consists of a
native migration of the early ’90s. Like their massive 45 individual CD singles, which
namesake, the group became extinct, but equates to 174 tracks. The early platters con-
unlike the dinosaur, they were somehow res- tain two cuts, while the late material features
urrected. About four years ago they brought as many as six cuts. There is a wealth of rari-
back their high-decibel, feedback-scorched ties from B-sides to remixes to live versions.
guitar combined with lead vocalist J. Mascis’ All can be found here in one place. The com-
trademarked nasal-tinged impassioned pact discs were made to imitate their former
whine. This year things are being done very counterpart, whether it is a 7-inch, 12-inch
differently. There are no pounding drums and vinyl or a CD single. The sleeves themselves
no thumbing bass, and the fuzzed out strum are of particular interest as their appearance
is replaced with a simple, clean acoustic tick- replicates their original release. The box also
le. The addition of violins, pianos, flutes and contains a 32-page hardback book. This was
clarinets has created a Dinosaur Jr. like we produced in very limited numbered edition,
have never heard before. There is a good rea- but I am sure you already saw that coming.
son for that — it’s not Dinosaur Jr., it’s sim-
ply J. Mascis. He has struck out on his own, Brian Chozick owns Tumblin’ Dice Music.
something he hasn’t done for half a decade. Write him at tumblindicemusic@netscape.net.

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Alfresco! Fridays — The annual free out-
door concert series is 5:30 p.m. Fridays
throughout the summer months at Arts Festival
Plaza. Information: 534-0675.
• June 3 — Brown Betty (classic rock)
• June 10 – New Breed Jazz Alliance
• June 17 — Asi (Tejano)
• June 24 — Radio La Chusma (Latin Reggae)
‘Viva El Paso!’ — The summertime pageant
returns to McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre
for its 34th season Fridays and Saturdays, June
3-Aug. 13. Information: 231-1165 or viva-
‘La Fille Mal Gardée’ — El Paso
Conservatory of Dance presents its annual bal-
let at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30
p.m. Sunday, June 3-5, at Chamizal National
Memorial. Information: Marta Katz, 760-6062.
YWCA Race Against Racism – The 10K
race and 2K fun walk are 7:30 a.m. Saturday,
June 4. Information: 478-5663, 472-5879 or to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5.
ywcaelpaso.org. Information: 532-8156 or elpasozoo.org.

NAMI Walk — The El Paso Chapter of the El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m.
National Alliance on Mental Illness’s first ever to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, at the
fundraising walk is Saturday, June 4, at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway. Admission: $5 for
Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Information: Reb both days; free for active military. Information:
Willard, 533-3118 or namiepwalk@att.net. 345-6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.

TeenFest Concert and Car show — El ‘Firebird, Swan Lake, Cinderella and
Paso Public Library’s 6th annual teen summer More’ — The Ballet Centre School of
reading program kickoff is noon to 6 p.m. Classical Dance presents its 27th annual recital
Saturday, June 4, at Cohen Stadium, featuring at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at UTEP’s
booths, games, live entertainment, car and bike Magoffin Auditorium. Admission is free.
show, giveaways and more. Admission is free. Information: 544-4348 or balletcentre.us.
Information: 543-5479, 543-5495. ‘Cats’ — America’s favorite family musical
Barbara Driscoll School of Ballet — returns to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Monday and
The ballet school presents its 50th annual stu- Tuesday, June 6-7, at The Plaza Theatre.
dent recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Tickets: $33.50-$57.50 ($5 off for children ages
Plaza Theatre. Admission is free. Information: 14 and younger) (Tickemaster).
584-9903. El Paso Diablos Baseball — Home game
‘Nine Levels to Bliss’ — Danyavaad and time is 7:05 p.m. (Sundays at 6:05 p.m.) at
the Shimmy Sisters host “a mystical journey Cohen Stadium in Northeast El Paso. Ticket
towards enlightenment” at 7 p.m. Saturday information: 755-2000 or diablos.com.
June 4, at the Scottish Rite Theatre, 301 W. • June 6-9 — Fort Worth Cats
Missouri. Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 at the • June 10-12 — Grand Prairie AirHogs
door. The Shimmy Sisters will also host work- • June 21-33 — Amarillo
shops 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at The Deftones — The rock band returns to
Scottish Rite Theatre. Cost per workshop: $15 the Sun City 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, in El
in advance; $20 at the door.Information: (619)
Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $28, plus serv-
884-7707 or theshimmysisters.com.
ice charge. (Ticketmaster).
El Paso Summer Music Festival - The ‘The Desert Song’ — El Paso Opera pres-
festival’s 2011 Potpourri Concert featuring La
ents a classic border area retelling of the
Catrina Quartet and the winners of the 2011
Sigmund Romberg, environmental operetta
Young Musicians Competition is 7:30 p.m.
with a dinner theatre performance at 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 4, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, June 8, 10 and
Center. Tickets: $15 ($10 seniors/military; $5
12, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One
students). Ticket information: 1-800-745-3000
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Tickets: $55-
or epsmf.org.
$69. Information/reservations: 581-5534.
Luis Miguel — The famed Mexican crooner
‘Nuestras Tradiciones’ — Ballet Folklorico
performs at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the
of El Paso presents the annual show at 7 p.m.
El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano.
Friday and Saturday, June 10-11, at the
Tickets: $57, $97, $122.50 and $147.50, plus
Chamizal National Memorial. Tickets: $10.
service charge (Ticketmaster).
Miss El Paso USA — The pageants for Miss
Ballet Concert — El Paso Conservatory of
El Paso USA and the Miss El Paso Teen USA are
Dance presents its annual ballet at 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, June 10-11, at the
Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4-5, at
Abraham Chavez Theatre. Information: 845-
Chamizal National Memorial,. Information:
2894 or laurasproductions.com.
Marta Katz, 252-5601.
Thomas and Friends — The national tour Billy The Kid Festival — The 2nd annual
festival is June 10-12 in San Elizario. The event
of the children’s show “Thomas Saves the Day”
celebrates Billy the Kid’s visit to San Elizario in
starring Thomas the Tank Engine, is June 4-5
1876, with re-enactments, historic jail and his-
at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Performances
are 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday and noon and 3 p.m. toric sites tours, arts and crafts, concessions
Sunday. Tickets are $15 to $70 (Ticketmaster). and more. Information: 594-8424 or
World Ocean Day — El Paso Zoo, 4001 E.
Paisano, will observe World Ocean Day and
celebrate Sunny the Sea Lion’s Birthday 10 a.m. Please see Page 65
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Chamizal National Memorial. Admission is free.
June Preview Anime Convention — The Fellow Anime Vans Warped Tour 2011 — The 17th
Lovers Convention (FAL-Con) is June 24-26 at annual music and extreme sports event is 11
Cont’d from Page 64 La Fe 5K — The 17th annual Father’s Day
2501 Mesa. Admission: $30 for all three days a.m. to dusk Wednesday, June 29, at the
Community Health 5K Run and 5K Walk
(ticketbully.com). Information: fal- NMSU Intramural Field (next to Aggie
PrideFest 2011 — The annual parade and Saturday, June 18, at La Fe Child and
convention.com. Memorial Stadium), Las Cruces, featuring multi-
festival in honor of Gay Pride Month is Adolescent Wellness Center, 721 S. Ochoa.
ple live music stages and Several extreme
Saturday, June 11, starting at Houston Park Information: 534-7979. Willie Cager Retirement Party — The sports and lifestyle events and displays also fea-
(Montana and St. Vrain), and concluding at retirement party for El Paso basketball legend
Antiques Roadshow — Saturday, June 18, tured. Tickets: $34 in advance; $36 day of
Missouri and Stanton, for the Gay Pride Street and philanthropist Willie Cager is 7 p.m.
at El Paso Convention Center, featuring more show, plus service charge. Information: (575)
Festival. Information: elppride.org. Saturday, June 25, at El Paso Convention
then 70 appraisers. Tickets to have an item 646-1420. Web: warpedtour.com.
Center. Dinner and entertainment also offered.
Adal Ramones — The Mexican comic and appraised are free, but available through a lot-
Tickets: $75 ($100 per couple); available at the
television personality performs at 8 p.m. tery system in advance at pbs.org/wgbh/road-
door. Information: 920-4173.
Saturday, June 11, at the Plaza Theatre. show/tickets.html. Information: 534-0600.
Tickets: $25 and $55 (Ticketmaster).
Big Daddy Car Show — Sunland Park Crystal Dreams 7 - The electronic “Paint
Party” music event is 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25,
Academy Sports & Outdoors Sun Racetrack and Casino will host the 11th annual
at Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway North.
Bowl International Soccer Father’s Day event Sunday, June 19. Admission
Tickets: $15 general admission. Information:
Tournament — The 12th annual youth soc- is free. Information: (575) 874-5200.
755-2000 or diablos.com.
cer tournament for boys and girls is June 11-
Newsboys — The Grammy-nominated and
12 at various fields throughout El Paso. Santa Lucia Kermess — Santa Lucia
Information: 533-4416 or sunbowl.org.
Dove-winning Christian pop rock band per-
Catholic Church will host its 2011 Gran
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forms at 7 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Abundant
El Paso Roller Derby — The new roller Living Faith Center, 1000 Valley Crest. Tickets:
Kermess 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday and ! ( ! (" $
Sunday, June 25-26, at on the church grounds
derby league takes on the San Antonio City $20. Information: 532-8543 or alfc.com.
at 518 Gallagher, featuring love music, games $ '$ &+ ' $ %
Derby 4 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at El Paso
and rides and homemade gorditas and churros. ' & $( & * !'% (
County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $6 Ballet Folklorico Churuhui — The dance
Admission is free; donations appreciated.
to $10 (Ticketmaster). Information: 474-1666 company’s performances are at 7:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, June 24-25, at the
Information: 592-5245. #$ ! + )" $
or elpasorollerderby.com.
Chamizal National Memorial. Tickets: $7.
Chivas El Paso Patriots Soccer — The
professional soccer team’s home games are 8
p.m. at Gary Del Palacio Field of Dreams, 6941
Industrial. Information/tickets: 771-6620 or
• Saturday, June 11 — West Texas United
• Friday, June 24 — Laredo Heat
• Saturday, June 25 — Rio Grande Valley FC
The Rattler Outdoor Run, Ride and
Row Challenge — The 2nd annual outdoor
sports challenge hosted by El Paso Marathon
Foundation is Sunday, June 12, beginning at
Franklin Mountain State Park’s Tom Mays Park.
Information: 274-5222 or ElPasoRattler.com.
Music Under the Stars — The 28th sum-
mer concert series,presented by the City of El
Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs
Department, is 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays, June
12-Aug. 14, at the Chamizal National
Memorial amphitheater, 800 S. San Marcial.
Admission is free. Information: 541-4481 or
St. Anthony’s Day Celebration — The
annual commemoration is all day Monday, June
13, at Ysleta del Sur Reservation (near
Zaragoza and Alameda). Dancing, food and
more. Information: 859-8053.
Igor and The Red Elvises — The Russian
rock and roll band returns to El Paso for a per-
formance at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at 6
Strings, 1160 Airway, Suite C. Tickets: $7; avail-
able at ticketbully.com.
Rush — The rock legends’ “Time Machine
Tour” comes to El Paso Tuesday, June 14, at
UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $113.20;
includes service charge (Ticketmaster).
The Pink Show — The fundraising dinner
and dance program benefiting Susan G. Komen
Race for the Cure is Thursday, June 16, at
Lancers Club East, 3135 Trawood, featuring
Flamenco and Middle Eastern dance. Dinner at
6:30 p.m. Show at 7 p.m. Tickets: $25.
Information: 545-4648 or 204-7228.
‘Maria de Buenos Aires Opera Tango’
— The operatic tango is 8 p.m. Friday, June
17, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $30
and $80, plus service charge (Ticketmaster).
‘Recital de Ballet Clasico’ — Students of
Malinky’s Ballet Classico perform at 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, June 17-18, at the

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Ardovino’s Desert Crossing 56 Glass Goodies 28 Precision Prosthetics 24
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Barnett Harley Davidson 56 Hatch Education 13 Reidsan Dog Training 46
Baskin Robbins 31 HC Kiwanis Bingo 22 Ronda Brown 29
BeadCounter 28 Inside Out Designs Inc. 27 Rubin Gallery 41
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La Bella Casita 28 Inter Tribal Pow Wow 27 Salt Box House Antiques 28
Book Publishers of EP 59 Juntos Art Association 3 San Elizario artists 53
The Bookery 59 KTEP 58 San Francisco's Cosmetics 55
Broadway in El Paso 2 La Union Maze 32 Santa Teresa Nat Colon 24
Bruce’s Air 42 La Vina Winery 12 Sasahara Studio & Gallery 47
The Busy Lady 28 Lancers Club 42 Shimmy Sisters 14
Casitas Coronado 65 Landmark Mercantile 38 Showtime El Paso! 67
Cats 23 Las Cruces RR Museum 4 Shundo Dance Studio 23
Cattleman's 8 Life Steps OBGYN 16 Silver City Galleries 32
Cecila Burgos LPC 46 Lynx Exhibits 50 Silver City MainStreet 22
Cert’d Training with Danny 11 Mad Science 33 Smokey Bear Days 45
Cloudcroft Mayfair 8 Magic Pan 11 Stahmanns Farms 26
COAS 60 The Marketplace 28 Sun City Women's Health 21
Conferencia Publicas 61 Martha Garcia 10 Sun. Pk Racetrack 25
Stephanie Conroy 11 Massage by Cheryl 29 Sunset Heights Tour 50
Deming Museum 13 Mesa Street Antique 32 SW Liposculpture 65
Domino’s 62 Mesilla Book Center 59 Telemates 63
Drama Dog Designs 7 Meth. Children’s Home 23,27 Teresa Fernandez 36
Eden Enterprises 10 Metta Massage 25 Touch of Class 61
Edible Arrangements 4 Middle Eastern Festival 17 Truth or Consequences 48
El Paso Art Association 46 Mike's Music 36 Unity Bookstore 59
El Paso Artisan Gallery 49 Mimbres Region Art Council 19 UTEP Athletics 64
EP Conservatory of Dance 10 Mind/Body Studio 57 UTEP PPP 39
EP Conv & Perf Arts Ctr 51 Mother’s Day Jewelry 15 UTEP Theatre & Dance 18
El Paso Saddleblanket 20 Mr Motorcycle 58 Vanities 54
EP Summer Music Festival 9 Mt Carmel Cementary 45 vazztudio 24
El Paso Zoo 64 MWR 38 Venetian Furniture Co. 34
Elegant Consignments 28 Nayda’s Gems & Stones 28 Village Inn 44
EP Cellulite Center 19 New Image Laser 30 Walgreens 36
EP Fencing 10 New Mexico Wine Festival 31 Western Coronado CRA 36
EPCC Childrens College 29 New York Life 27 Western Traders 44
EPCC Personal Enrichment 40 Pat Olchefski-Winston 30 Wet & Wild 33
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