Concerts and Events Happening Soon
Moon Honey @ Lowbrow Palace
Marc Houle @ The Netwerk
JT Donaldson @ 1914
Wolf and Lamb @ 301 Live
Look Daggers @Lowbrow Palace
Marie Otero Holiday Art Market — Marie Otero Hair Make-up Art, 1015 N. Florence (at Arizona) hosts her annual art market 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, with local artists and artisans, live music and BBQ sandwiches for sale from 3 Bros Smokehouse. Admission is free. Information: 588-4247.
‘Beyond Therapy!’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents Christopher Durang’s screwball comedy Nov. 8-30. Directed by Kevin Mullins. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors, $7 military/students with ID; $5 students under 18). Information: 532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com.
Prudence and Bruce are two Manhattanites trying to embark on a stable romantic relationship despite the “help” of their respective psychiatrists and the disapproval of his male lover, Bob.
Repticon El Paso — The Reptile & Exotic Animal Show is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23-24, at El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama, featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise. Free raffles for enthusiasts, animal seminars, and kids’ activities. Admission: $10 ($5 ages 5-12; free for age 4 and younger).
Information: 1-863-268-4273 or repticon.com/elpaso.
Las Artistas Art Show and Sale — The 44th annual juried event and one of El Paso’s premier arts and crafts shows is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23-24, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. The show features fine artists and craftspersons showing works in various media. Information: 533-7551 or lasartistas.org.
Admission: $3 (free for ages 18 and younger). Proceeds benefit Las Artistas’ art scholarship fund.
Las Artistas began in 1970 when a group of 11 women artists entered a local art show. Since their first professional venture selling art as a group, the close-knit artists have created a captivating show featuring regional and local artists.
El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice hockey team hosts the Texas Jr. Brahmas at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22-24, at the Sierra Providence Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Ticket information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.
Convoy of Hope — El Paso’s “outpouring of love” is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, El Paso County Coliseum.
About 1,500 volunteers will give 10,000 hurting families free groceries, clothes, shoes, medical/dental care, breast cancer screening, family portraits, haircuts, facials, manicures, pedicures, shoulder massages, lunch, a children’s play zone, children’s books, baby items, job opportunities, info for free health coverage etc. Door prizes include cash, vehicles, TV’s, computers, mattresses, furniture, restaurant coupons and more.
Information: Barney Field at 313-5618 or firstname.lastname@example.org, John Absher at 585-9934 or email@example.com, or elpaso.convoyoutreach.org.
‘Wine & Chocolát!’ — KCOS-TV will host a Chef Showcase of selections of nibbles, desserts and wines from local culinary masters at the annual fundraising event 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at El Paso Community College Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount, Building A. Vendor booths and bidding for a variety of silent auction items also offered. Tickets: $40 ($35 members); $350 tables for ten. Information: 590-1313 or kcostv.org.
This year’s featured artist is Hal Marcus, who donated his “Vino, Flor y Amor” piece valued at $6,000; starting bid on the piece is $2,000.
Food and dessert will be provided by Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, Tom’s Folk Cafe, Ruli’s International Kitchen, Suzu, Around the World Catering, Edible Arrangements and Chocolate D’Lite.
Chamber of Commerce Gala — The 114th annual Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce gala featuring ultimate New Wave Rock Show, “Spazmatics,” from Austin, Texas at 6:30 p.m. to midnight Friday, Nov. 22, at El Paso Convention Center. Tickets: $100 ($150 upgraded seats). Table sponsorships available. Information: 534-0530. Online registration at elpaso.org.
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. All shows are all-ages (16 and older), unless listed otherwise. Information: 351-9909 or trickyfalls.com.
• The Black Dahlia Murder — The metal band’s Into the Everblack 2013 Tour is 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, with Skeletonwitch, Fallujah and Noisem. Tickets: $15.
• YelaWolf — The southern rapper performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, with coheadliner Hopsin and opening act DJ Klever. Tickets: $21.50.
• Built to Spill — The indie band performs Sunday, Nov. 24, with opening acts Slam Dunk and Genders. Tickets: $18 in advance; $20 at the door.
El Paso Symphony Orchestra: ‘La Danza Clasica’ — The Symphony, under direction of its maestro Bohuslav Rattay performs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22-23 in the Plaza Theatre. The symphony and guest Peter Soave, bandoneon, perform Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino,” overture, Piazzolla’s “Aconcagua,” Concerto for Bandoneon and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, op. 90, A major, “Italian.” Tickets: $15, $20, $25, $30, $35 and $40; $8-$10 students (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
UTEP Department of Music — Guest Artist recital with violinist/violist Olga Kayler is 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, accompanied on piano by Judi Wilkinson at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets are $8. Student, senior, military and faculty/staff and children’s discounts may apply. Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/music.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 12th annual market now runs year round. Winter hours 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. This “producers only” market features quality farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists are Saturdays in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space for about 53 artists available each month. Information: 541-4942.
UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’ regular home games are 7:05 p.m. at the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $8-$50 (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Tuesday, Nov. 19: Colorado State
• Saturday, Nov. 23: NMSU
Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic — The 39th annual event is Sunday through Tuesday, Nov. 24-26, at El Paso Country Club, sponsored by the Sun Bowl Association. The event features America’s top college golfers. Admission for spectators is free. Information: 533-4416, ext. 15, or sunbowl.org.
Sunday: Titleist Long Drive Contest at 9 a.m., Ping Putting Contest at 10 a.m., followed by College-Am practice round.
Monday: First and second rounds (36 holes), beginning at 8 a.m.
Tuesday: Final round (18 holes), beginning at 8 a.m. and followed by awards presentation.
Southern New Mexico
RichterUzer — Las Cruces Civic Concert Association presents the Russian guitar and cello duo at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $20. Information: (575) 521-4051 or lascrucescca.org.
Brad Richter and Viktor Uzer blend classical, world and rock music and have performed globally as a duo and as solo artists.
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
• Classic Movie night is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. Admission: $2.
Festival of the Cranes — The 26th annual event is Tuesday through Sunday, Nov. 19-24, at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge near Socorro, N.M. Events also are at the Macey Center on the New Mexico Tech Campus and other area locations. This year’s event celebrates the “Year of Photography,” with several photography-focused workshops and trips. Information/schedule: (575) 835-2077 or friendsofthebosque.org/crane.
Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference — The 20th annual conference is Nov. 20-24 in Las Cruces. The conference hosts about 750 students each year through workshops, concerts and more. Conference tickets start at $18. Information: (575) 525-1735 or lascrucesmariachi.org.
Events for the public:
• Student Showcase Concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Pan American Center featuring more than 750 student mariachi groups, vocalists, folkloric dancers. Tickets: $10; discount for NMSU students, staff, faculty, alumni, retired and military (Ticketmaster).
• “Spectacular Concert,” is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at NMSU’s Pan American Center, featuring Paquita de la Barrio and Mariachi Tapatio, with Mariachi Cobre and 11-year-old sensation Sebastian “El Charro de Oro’ de la Cruz as seen on “America’s Got Talent.” Tickets: $22-58 (Ticketmaster).
• The annual non-denominational Mariachi Mass is 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Pan American Center, led by Bishop Oscar Cantú with music by Mariachi Cobre. Admission is free.
• The Parque Festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, on the historic Plaza in Old Mesilla with mariachi music, folkloric dancing, arts and crafts, New Mexican foods and children’s activities. The 3rd Annual LCIMC Mariachi Competition begins at noon.
Las Cruces Potters’ Guild show — The group’s 33rd annual holiday art show and sale is 1 to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22-23, at the Las Cruces Association of Realtors, 150 E. Idaho (between El Paseo and Main) in Las Cruces. Twenty local artists will sell art and gift items including jewelry, functional pottery, sculpture, tiles and pillow coverings.
Admission is free; refreshments available. Information: (575) 525-3467 or pottersguildlc.com.
‘A Christmas Carol’ — American Southwest Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the new musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic with lyrics by Tom Smith and music by Roger Butterfly Nov. 22-Dec. 8 at NMSU’s Center for the Arts, Las Cruces. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $17. Preview performance is 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Tickets: $10-$17. Information: (575) 646-4515 or nmsutheatre.com.
A reception follows the opening night performance Nov. 22, sponsored by NMSU’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Las Cruces Turkey Trot — The Soroptimist of Las Cruces’ 10K and 5K run is 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, along Calle de Guadalupe, benefiting Child Crisis Center of Southern New Mexico. Start and finish line is at the Mesilla Plaza. Cost: $20 per event by Nov. 22; no race day registration. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
‘Blue Corn The Journey’ — Doña Ana Arts Council hosts New Mexico performer Robert Mirabel’s presentation featuring the Jemez Pueblo Dancers at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Rio Grande Theatre, at 211 Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, as part of the council’s Performance Series. Tickets: $25 and $35. Information: (575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheatre.com.
Mariachi ‘Spectacular’ Concert — Singer Paquita de la Barrio and Mariachi Tapatio headline the 20th annual Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference “Spectacular Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Pan Am Center, NMSU. Also appearing are returning conference favorites, Mariachi Cobre from Walt Disney World in Orlando, and 11-year-old sensation Sebastian “El Charro de Oro’ de la Cruz (who was seen on “America’s Got Talent”). Tickets: $22-$58 (Ticketmaster).
‘Toys For Kids’ Parade — The Las Cruces Motorcyclists’33nd annual toy drive parade begins at noon Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Mesilla Valley Mall and ending at the Las Cruces Convention Center at the corner of University and El Paseo. Toys will be given to children in the Tresco Tots Program. Registration is 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Mesilla Valley Mall.
Bike show, live music, door prizes, grand prize drawing, raffles, a silent auction, vendors and more follow at Convention Center. Fee: $10, plus $7 or more new toy donation (fee includes meal and two beverages). Information/registration: (575) 527-7552, (575) 523-1061, (575) 527-4930 or toysforkids-lc.org.
Non-participants may donated toys at Tresco Tots, 2325 E. Nevada or Wheelsport, 105 Hanks through Nov. 24.