Crossland Gallery — 500 W. Paisano (in the Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 351-2811.
Showing Nov. 20-Dec. 11: Holiday Exhibition, featuring original works by several artists suitable for holiday gift-giving. Opening reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20.
Bissell Art Show — Artist Bill Bissell hosts his art show and sale Nov. 19-21, at Bissell Art Studio, 4601 Hondo Pass, Ste. F, with pen and inks, watercolors, cards, pastels, pencil drawings and prints by Bill and Nanci Bissell. Hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 755-5260.
‘Much Ado About Nothing’ — One of the Bard’s funniest comedies is Nov. 12-Dec. 4 at El Paso Playhouse. The William Shakespeare play is complete with evil plots, masquerades, weddings and a happy ending for all. Directed by Chet Frame. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors, $7 military and students with ID). Information: 532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com.
Legacy Art — El Paso Community College’s Fine Arts Department hosts a fundraiser for the New Fine Arts Complex at EPCC 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the EPCC Administrative Services Center Auditorium, 9050 Viscount, Building A, featuring live music, an arts auction and food provided by EPCC Culinary Arts. Tickets: $100 per person (table rates available). Information: 831-6614.
ACF Bake-Off — The ACF Chefs of Greater El Paso hosts their 7th annual bake-off 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at EPCC Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount, featuring categories for both professional and non-professional chef. New this year is on-site cake decoration. Judging by a local celebrity begins at noon with awards at 1:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the local non-profit ACF chapter and local charities. Also featured are free games and activities for kids, cookie-decorating and more. Entry fee: $15 professionals; $10 non-professionals. Information: Leann Richardson, 383-1739 or Maria Chavarria, 274 5398.
Desert View Arts and Craft Fair — Desert View United Church of Christ, 11160 Montwood, will host its 16th annual fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, with area artisans, baked goods, a white elephant “Christmas past” table, food and more. Information: 593-1169 (between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.).
Fall Arts and Craft Fair — Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, 131 S. Zaragoza, will host its fair 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, with food, music, and a variety of arts and crafts vendors. Admission is free. Information: 859-9848.
Arts and Craft Bazaar – Bethany Christian Church, 10453 Springwood Drive, will host a fall arts and craft bazaar 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20. Artist/craftpersons spaces available. Admission is free. Information: 592-5977.
Whiskey Dick’s — 580 George Dieter. Showtime is 10 p.m.; early arrival recommended. Tickets available at (ticketbully.com). Information: 921-9900.
• Bart Crow Band — The southern rock band performs Friday, Nov. 19. Their latest CD is “Heartworn Tragedy” and hits include “Driftin’ In The Wind” and “Understand.” Tickets: $10.
Las Artistas Art Show and Sale — The 40th 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. 20-21, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. The show features more than 60fine artists and craftspersons showing works in various media. Information: 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.
‘Segundo Barrio’ Tour — El Paso-Juarez historian Fred Morales will host a walking tour of Mexican Revolution-related sites in the Segundo Barrio area at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, beginning at Armijo Park, corner of 7th and Campbell Streets. Admission: $5. Information: 771-6727 or elpasowalkingtours.com.
Campamentos Revolucionarios’ — The Mexican Consulate will host an all-day festival and commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. The event includes various outdoor activities, demonstrations and fireworks. Admission is free.
The day of Nov. 20 is celebrated as the day when the Mexican Revolution exploded in 1910, led by Francisco Madero against the forces of the entrenched dictator, Porfirio Diaz. Madero had his base of operations in Juárez during the revolution, and assumed the presidency in May 1911 after Diaz resigned.
‘Mexico-1910’ — The celebration of the Mexican 1910 Revolution is at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19-21, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Ballet Folklorico Paso Del Norte will present a recreation of the 1910 Mexican Revolution with dance, poetry and music. Admission: $10. Information: 588-5743.
UTEP Men’s Basketball – Home games are at the Don Haskins Center. Individual tickets: $10-$50, plus service charge. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Western Carolina (Legends Classic Regional Round), 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20
UTEP Women’s Basketball — Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com
• NMSU, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17
• Eastern New Mexico, 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is next to Sun Bowl Stadium (off Dawson Drive). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Information: 747-6151 or rubincenter.utep.edu.
Showing Nov. 20-Feb. 12, 2011 in the Project Space: “Fernando Llanos: Revolutionary Imaginary.” Mexican video artist Fernando Llanos will respond to the theme of the revolution using mobile video images of contemporary Mexican society projected onto historic buildings and sites of the Mexican Revolution in El Paso. Llanos will chose sites of historical
Hal Marcus Studio and Gallery — 800 N. Mesa, second floor (at Yandell). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com.
Showing Nov. 18-Feb. 11, 2011: “El Paso Postcards” group show. Area artists were asked “If you were to make a postcard for El Paso, what would it look like?” All art priced at $150, and includes watercolor, acrylic, oil, porcelain, as well as photography. Opening reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18. Attendees are encouraged to dress like a tourist.
Special Olympics Extravaganza Gala — Special Olympics Texas Greater El Paso Area-19 will host its 6th annual gala fundraiser 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway Blvd, with cocktails at 7 p.m. followed by dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions and live music. Featured guests include former UTEP and NBA star Greg Foster. Master of Ceremonies is Tony Bravo. Tickets: $45 ($500 tables for 10). Information: 533-8229, email@example.com or specialolympicstexas.org.
Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Texas athletes in El Paso.
‘Discovery Day’ Salsa Dance — The Civic-Cultural Organization of Puerto Ricans in El Paso will host a dance celebrating the discovery of Puerto Rico Saturday, Nov. 20, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino’s Signature Showroom. Live music by La Guira. Doors open at 7 p.m. with dinner buffet until 9 p.m.
Proceeds go towards the organization’s scholarship fund. Tickets: $30 in advance; $35 at the door. Information: Lydia Diaz at 227-5582, Ingrid Centurión at 276-9841, Jose Mercado at 877-2884, Wilfredo Santiago at (575) 589-2389 or occpr.org.
Alpha Lambda Delta Literacy Fair — The reading fair is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at UTEP’s El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center The fair will offer information booths from non-profits and the public library for parents and reading related activities for the children, plus magic, balloon animals, cotton candy, food, face painting, door prizes, and a reading corner for children. Admission is free. Information: 407-4135
Vikki Carr — The multi-Grammy winner and internationally known singer returns for the 2nd annual Southwest Association of Hispanic American Physicians’ benefit concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Proceeds from the concert benefit the nonprofit Vikki Carr Scholarship Foundation. Tickets: $30, $45, $55, $75 and $100, plus service charge. (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-9494 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EPSO with Ken Radnofsky – The guest saxophonist joins conductor Sarah Ioannides and the El Paso Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19-20 at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $11, $17, $28, $32 and $37, plus service charges (Ticketmaster). Student tickets: $6 and $8. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
Selections are Gershwin’s “Cuban Overture,” Amram’s “Ode to Lord Buckley” Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra, Grofé’s “Grand Canyon Suite” and Bloch’s “An Epic Rhapsody ‘America,’ 1926 The Present-The Future” with UTEP’s University Choirs.
‘Elvis El Paso’ — Elvis tribute artist Doug Wilson will showcase the music of Elvis from his early years to his Las Vegas era 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Western Hills United Methodist Church, 524 Thunderbird. Featured guest artists are the Young El Paso Singers. Proceeds benefit Young El Paso Singers. Admission: $10. Information: 227-6002 or youngelpasosingers.org.
Southern New Mexico
Bless Me Ultima’ – Mimbres Region Arts Council presents Vortex Theatre’s presentation of the Rudolfo Anaya novel at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at WNMU’s Fine Arts Center Theatre in Silver City, N.M. The presentation features actors from Vortex Theatre as well as Silver City’s Theatre Group New Mexico. Tickets: $5-$20. Information: (575) 538-2505, 1-888-758-7289 or mimbresarts.org.
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. (about 12 miles north of downtown Ruidoso). Free public guided tours are 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays (except show dates). Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com.
Ricky Nelson Remembered — The multi-media event featuring live performances of Ricky Nelson’s music is 7 p.m. Nov. 20. Matthew and Gunnar Nelson (Ricky Nelson’s identical twin sons) and the Stone Canyon Band create a pop-rock concert and tribute to the one of the most influential artists of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Nelson was the first rock star to be a true child of radio and television. His parents were successful big band musicians before the launch of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, one of the most successful TV sitcoms of all time. Nelson’s mega-hits included A “Teenagers Romance,” “Be-Bop Baby,” ‘Have I Told You That I Love You,” “Traveling Man,” “Hello Mary Lou,” “Teenage Idol,” “My Buckets Got A Hole In It,” “It’s Late,” “Fools Rush In” and “Garden Party,” among other hits. Tickets: $66 and $69.
Dane Cook — Comedy Central’s “Coolest Comic of the Year” performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at NMSU’s Pan American Center. Tickets: $39 and $54, plus service charge. (Ticketmaster). Information: 1-800-745-3000.
Cook has close to 3 million fans on Facebook and over a million followers on twitter. Launching his own iPod application and being one of the first entertainers to start and maintain his own website, Cook has made himself available to the masses. His contract with HBO and starring roles in movies, such as “Dan in Real Life” (with Steve Carell) and “Good Luck Chuck” (with Jessica Alba), made Cook one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.”
Oldies But Goodies — The nostalgia rock group performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, in the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. The last concert by this group was sold out; reservations recommended. Ticket information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
The group was formed in 2007 by Frank Cachia as an a cappella group. In order to establish a Doo Wop sound that mimicked the original recordings of the ‘50s and ‘60s, Cachia, who grew up performing Doo Wop in New York and New Jersey, added a full back up band. Reformed early 2010, his current group consists of nine players and singers.
‘Toys For Kids’ Parade — The Las Cruces Motorcyclists’ 30th annual toy drive parade begins at noon Sunday, Nov. 21, at the Mesilla Valley Mall goes south on Telshor Blvd. to University, west to Valley Drive and concludes at Dickerson Event Center on Picacho. Barbecue dinner and party follows at Dickerson’s. Toys will be given to children in the Tresco Tots Program. Registration begins at noon. Fee: $10, plus $5 or more new toy donation. Information/registration: (575) 523-1061, (575) 646-7603 or toysforkids-lc.org.
Toys for children under age 3, educational toys an corporate donations always welcome.
“A Christmas Carol” — American Southwest Theatre Company presents the revival of Charles Dickens’s family classic Nov. 19-Dec. 5 at NMSU’s Hershel Zohn Theatre. Tom Smith’s perennially popular adaptation of the favorite returns Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, the Fezziwigs and more. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10-$15. Information: 1-800-525-ASTC (2782).
‘Cockeyed’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the comedy by William Missouri Downs Nov. 19-Dec. 5 at Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28 and Dec. 5, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. Tickets: $10 ($9 students, seniors over 65; $7 all seats on Thursday). Information/reservations: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
Phil is madly in love with the beautiful Sophia who is unaware of his existence. When Phil discovers Sophia has a glass eye, he soon realizes that she really can’t see him. Armed only with a B.A. in philosophy, Phil sets out to prove his existence and win Sophia’s heart.