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Tiempo calendar: Things to do in El Paso this weekend

August 17, 2013


Aug. 17--Friday, Aug. 16

"The Gondoliers": The Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El Paso will stage the operetta at 7 p.m. Aug. 16-17 and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Chamizal National Memorial Theater, 800 S. San Marcial. $10 in advance, $12 at the door ($8-$10 for students, seniors and military).; 591-6210;

"The Odd Couple": The female version of the Neil Simon comedy will be staged Aug. 16-Sept. 7 by El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Darci Georges directs. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. $10; $8 for seniors; $7 for students and military. 532-1317,


at Sea": The musical by George Haimsohn, Robin Miller and Jim Wise continues at 8 p.m. Aug. 16-17 and 2 p.m. Aug. 18 at Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in Las Cruces. Janet Mazdra directs. $10; $9 for seniors, students and military; $7 for children younger than 6. 575-523-1200,

Alfresco! Fridays: Classic rockers Captain Radio will play for the outdoor concert series at 6 p.m. Aug. 16 on Arts Festival Plaza between the El Paso Museum of Art and the Plaza Theatre. Free; no pets or outside food and beverages. Sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union and the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts centers.

Movies in the Canyon: Movies will

be screened, weather permitting, on an inflatable outdoor screen starting at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. The series starts with "The Hunger Games," Aug. 16, and "Madagascar 3," Aug. 17. Sponsored by Rudolph Dealerships.; weather hotline, 534-0665.

Saturday, Aug. 17

Beat the Streets Super Car Show & Music Fest: Don Omar will headline the event Aug. 17 at Cohen Stadium. Henry Santos of Aventura, J. Alvarez, and Angel y Khriz also will perform. Gates open for the car show at 1 p.m.; for the all-ages concert at 6. The concert is expected to last to midnight. $35 in advance at the box office or through, $40 at the gate; $25 in advance for military; $100 VIP; $150 for VIP tickets that include a meet-and-greet with Omar. 755-2000.

Gran Trankaza Bailable: Julion Alvarez y su Norteno Banda will play for the dance at 8 p.m. Aug. 17 at the El Paso County Coliseum. Polo Urias y su Maquina Nortena and Cadetes De Linares also will perform. $29.95, $36.75 at the box office and through Ticketmaster, and 800-745-3000. VIP tables available for $500; call 225-4944.

Golden Dragon Acrobats: The troupe of 27 acrobats, contortionists, trapeze artists and dramatists will perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Spencer Theater in Alto, N.M., near Ruidoso. $66, $69. An optional ginger cashew chicken buffet will be at 6 p.m. in the theater lobby; $20. 888-818-7872,

Fashion show fundraiser: Fashions by local designer Ivan Montoya will be featured at the show, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 17 at Club 101, 9515 Viscount. $10; proceeds benefit the Border AIDS Partnership. Presented by Vogue Events & Productions. 252-3425.

"Divas 2013!": The cabaret performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Center for the Arts on the NMSU campus in Las Cruces. Della Bustamante, Thea Cordova, Carrie Klofac, Megan McQueen and Janet Mazdra will be featured. $15; $5 for area high-school students with ID. 575-646-4515,

New Desert Harmony Singers: The community chorus will give a concert called "We Will Rock You ... and Then Some!" at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at NMSU's Atkinson Recital Hall in Las Cruces. $10; 575-522-1659.

Movies Under the Stars: "Shark Tale" will be screened sundown Aug. 17 at Saipan Ledo lake, 4601 Durazno. Free. Take lawn chairs or blankets.

Classic Film Series: Film historian Jay Duncan presents the series at 7:30 p.m. third Saturdays at 717 W. Yandell. Free. Information: This week: "Somewhere in Time" (1980) plus Oliver and Hardy short "The Music Box" (1932).

Ghost tours: The Paso del Norte Paranormal Society and Haunted History will sponsor a paranormal investigation of Downtown from 9 to 11 p.m. Aug. 17. $10; 13 and older. Proceeds go toward restoration and preservation of the cemetery. Reservations, information: 274-9531, 694-2371.

Tumblewords workshop: Sandy Torrez Ankoku Butoh will lead the writing workshop "The Dance of Darkness, the Space In-Between" from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. Aug. 17 at Memorial Park Public Library, 3200 Copper. Free, but donations are accepted for the presenter. 328-5484,, tumblewordsproject@

El Paso Downtown Artist and Farmers Market: The weekly outdoor market, including a farmers market component, is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays in Union Plaza, near Anthony Street and the Union Depot. 541-4481,, EPDowntownArtistMarket.

Farmers market at Ardovino's: The market is 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays at Ardovino's Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. 575-589-0653, ext. 3.

Mayapan Farmers Market: The market, with local produce and Mexican fair-trade artisanry, is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at Cafe Mayapan, 200 Texas. 217-1126,,

"The Odd Couple": See Aug. 16.

"The Gondoliers": See Aug. 16.

"Dames at Sea": See Aug. 16.

Movies in the Canyon: See Aug. 16.

Sunday, Aug. 18

"Romeo and Julieta": Shakespeare on-the-Rocks and the El Paso Museum of art will present an edited bilingual staged reading of "Romeo and Juliet" in which the Capulets speak in classical Spanish and the Montegues in Shakespeare's English. The hour-long reading will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 18 at the El Pao Museum of Art auditorium. Free.

Mission Trail Art Market: The market will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 18 on Main Street in the San Elizario Historic District. Highlights include Pistoleros de San Elizario re-enactments of Billy the Kid's break-in at the Old County Jail at 1 and 3 p.m.; music by Los Alegres del Valle, 2 p.m.; and a history talk at the jail at 5 p.m.,, 851-0093.

Las Cruces Music in the Park: Bluegrass-American band Steve Smith & Hard Road and bluegrass band the Salty Dogs will perform starting at 6 p.m. Aug. 18 in Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada in Las Cruces. Free; no pets. Part of the Music in the Park series of free outdoor Sunday concerts in Las Cruces. 575-541-2550.

Melodies at the Park: April Ticket will play for the free concert at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Armijo Park, 710 E. 7th St., 544-0753.

Jazz concert: Helen Sachs and Crossings will play for the Mesilla Valley Jazz & Blues Society at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at First Christian Church, 1809 El Paseo in Las Cruces. $8; $5 for members; $1 for students with ID. 575-525-9333;

Music at Mesilla Valley Bosque: The Rio Grande Ramblers will play from about 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle del Norte in Mesilla. Park admission is $5 per car.; 575-523-4398.

Farmers market at Johnny Lolita's: The market is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. third and fourth Sundays at Johnny Lolita's coffee shop, 3200 S. Highway 28 in La Union, N.M.,, 915-929-4008.

"The Odd Couple": See Aug. 16.

"The Gondoliers": See Aug. 16.

"Dames at Sea": See Aug. 16.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Blues Traveler: The band will headline the final installment of this year's Let Freedom Sing series at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at Freedom Crossing Mall on Fort Bliss. Free; photo ID and U.S. license plates are required to enter the post.

Radio La Chusma: The concert will be at 8 p.m. Aug. 21 at the State Line restaurant, 1222 Sunland Park. Admission is a canned good to help the food bank El Pasoans Fighting Hunger. 581-3371,

Downtown food tour: The food crawl will visit four restaurants to be named starting at 6 p.m. Aug. 21. $50. Information:

Thursday, Aug. 22

The Gatlin Brothers: The country mainstays will play at 8 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M., near Ruidoso. $20, $30, $45 and $60 at the box office and through Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000 or

Neal McCoy: The pop country singer will perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 22 and 23 at the Spencer Theater in Alto, N.M., near Ruidoso. $66, $69. 888-818-7872,

Cool Canyon Nights: Team Havana will play at 6:15 p.m. Aug. 22 at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater. Free; concessions will be sold. Sponsored by KLAQ, KISS, KROD and the El Paso Convention and Visitors Bureau.


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