Segundo Barrio 5K — The inaugural 5K race/walk is 9 a.m. Saturday, March 12, at Lydia Patterson Institute, 517 S. Florence, as part of the Celebrate Segundo Barrio Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the race site. The walk is open to the first 500 applicants; suggested donation of nonperishable food items for area food pantries. Check in begins at 8 a.m. Donation of food items to stock local food pantries requested for entry. Information: 533-8286 or 544-5436. Online preregistration at celebrateSegundoBarrio.org.
Provost Gun Show — The El Maida Provost Guard gun, small antique and Southwest art show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 12-13, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331 Alabama. Includes new, used and antique firearms and accessories, knives, coins, Southwest jewelry, military surplus and collectibles. Food concessions available. Admission: $5 ($4 active military and accompanying dependents; ages 12 and younger free). Age 18 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Information: 241-1761.
Segundo Barrio Health Fair — Celebre Segundo Barrio hosts a health fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Lydia Patterson Institute Gym, in honor of Celebre Segundo Barrio Day. The fair features free health screenings, immunizations, and more than 30 informational booths, music, hot dogs and other activities. Pre-packed food boxes will be distributed to pre-registered qualified Segundo Barrio residents. Information: Nicolas Valdes, 544-5436.
Margaret Manago — The soprano will perform a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at First Christian Church, 901 Arizona, accompanied by Margaret Hagedorn. Co-sponsored by the Music Forum of El Paso. Admission is free.
Information: 755-0724 or elpasoclassical.com.
The Art of Opera is a month-long treat for theater patrons?Join us for a special celebration of opera as an art form Wednesdays in March from noon-1:00 p.m. in the El Paso Museum of Art auditorium! El Paso Opera will perform arias, offer opera history and discuss behind the scenes information. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.?Please join us for this special preview presentation!??Complete schedule:
March 16: The Legitimate Musical: Golden Age of Broadway and Modern Musical Theater Sung in a Classical Style?.
March 23: Zarzuela and Operetta
March 30: The Desert Song Preview
MULTIMEDIA ARTS SPRING BREAK CAMP FOR GIRLS –
9:00am to 5:00pm
1359 Lomaland, El Paso, TX 79935
Girls in Grades 4-8
The Latinitas Multimedia Arts Spring Break camp for girls will inspire girls in grades 4-8 to find their creative expression outlet by producing original multimedia arts projects during this three-day camp. Campers will learn from professional media producers to create original photographs, poems, arts & crafts, audio pieces, essays, designs and short movies. Space is limited, so registration is required. For more information, contact us firstname.lastname@example.org, call 915.219.8554, or visit www.latinitasmagazine.org.
FREE MULTIMEDIA ART CLASS – March 12
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Judge Marquez Public Library
610 N. Yarbrough
Girls are invited to get in touch with their creative side in the Latinitas Multimedia Art Class. Girls in grades 4-8 will explore ways to express themselves creatively through photos, writing, arts & crafts and film. This creative expression series is hosted the 2nd Saturday of every month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Judge Marquez Public Library (610 N. Yarbrough). To register, call 219.8554, email email@example.com or visit www.LatinitasMagazine.org.
FREE PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS FOR TEENS – March 12
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Judge Marquez Public Library
610 N. Yarbrough
Teen girls are invited to learn how to create their lasting impression through digital photography at a free Latinitas photography class. Girls in grades 8th through 12th will learn how to take the perfect picture applying tips from the pros on lighting, composition and exposure. Use digital cameras, manipulate your images and tell a story with your photos. The free workshop is hosted by LatinitasMagazine.org – the first digital magazine by and for Latina youth. For more information, call 219.8554, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.LatinitasMagazine.org.
THROUGH HER EYES PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT – CITY HALL – Through March 31
2 Civic Center Plaza
1st Floor of City Hall
El Paso, TX 79901
Throughout March, Latinitas will partner with the El Paso City Hall to celebrate the creative talents of local girls in a special “Through Her Eyes/ A Través De Su Mirada” photography exhibit. The exhibit showcases the photography of El Paso residents ages 10 to 18 from Latinitas after-school clubs, a local youth program that uses creative multimedia education to empower Latina youth. The photos present a vibrant, expressive and fascinating portrait of the border community as depicted by youth photographers. The exhibit will be featured in the Community Gallery at the El Paso City Hall through March 14. For more information, call 219.8554.
Sun Country Doll Folks — The club’s 37th annual doll show and sale is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Holiday Inn Airport, Airway at I-10, exit 25. The event showcases several tables of antique and modern dolls, accessories, clothing, miniatures, books, bears and animals, Beanies and more. Free doll appraisals offered and a doll hospital on site. Ticket information: 637-3438.
New American Dream Tour — California bands Musical Charis and Blvd Park perform 9 p.m. to midnight Sunday, March 13, at House of Rock Live, 8838 Viscount. Musical Charis is described as “Dr. Seussical Indie Pop” and Blvd Park performs Americana, folk Western and more. The two groups have performed countless shows together and put out a split disc in the summer of 2010 titled “Ketchup and Mustard.” Ticket information: 595-2530 or thenewamericandreamtour.com.
Additional performance planned for Las Cruces Saturday, March 12; details and venue to be announced.
‘Irish Run’ — Cathedral High School’s 6th annual 5K competitive run and 1-mile fun walk begin at 8 a.m., Sunday, March 13, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Race day packet pickup is 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the race site. Music and refreshments at the finish line. Cost: $18 pre-registered ($15 students, military and over 60 with ID); $25 on race day. Free t-shirt for first 300 registered. Information: Mike Coulter, 274-5222, Irene Pistella, 478-6583 or raceadventuresunlimited.com.
El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Zoo summer entrance hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Zoo admission is $10 for ages 13 to 61; $7.50 for ages 62 and older and active duty military (including spouse) with ID; $6 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo members admitted free. Information: 532-8156, 521-1850 or elpasozoo.org.
Opening in week of March 12: the Przewalski’s Horse Exhibit. The El Paso Zoo is receiving two rare Przewalski’s Horse stallions. Referred to as “the last wild stallion,” the horse roamed the tree-less steppes of Mongolia but became “extinct in the wild” after its last sighting in the wild in 1969.
Cesar Chavez Car Show and Celebration — Riverside Activist Youth will host the celebration of the late United Farm Workers of America founder 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Riverside High School 301 Midway, with live music, deejay, folklorico, mariachi, matachines, food games, lowriders, bikes and trucks. Proceeds benefit Centro de Trabajadores Agricolas Fronterizos. Admission is free. Information: 474-4133.
Juntos Por Mexico’ — Ballet Folklorico Paso del Norte, one of El Paso’s leading folklorico companies, performs a gala dance presentation at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11-13, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission: $7. Information: 588-5743.
‘The Homecoming’ — The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance presents the Harold Pinter play March 9-13, in the Fox Fine Arts Studio Theatre. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Directed by Joel Murray. Tickets: $8 ($7 UTEP faculty/staff, seniors, military, groups of 10 or more, non-UTEP students and alumni; $6 UTEP students) Information: 747-5118.
Healthy Kids Day — The Westside Family YMCA, 7145 N. Mesa, will celebrate the family-fun day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, featuring a variety of activities introducing kids and families to making fitness a part of their lifestyles. Families will enjoy demonstrations, interactive games, face painting, give-a-ways, health screenings and a magic show by ZZ the Clown. Admission is free. Information: 584-9622 or elpasoymca.org.
C-USA Glory Road Block Party — Free public block parties celebrating the C-USA Basketball Championships are 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 9-12, on the UTEP campus, with live music, vendors, food, beer and more. The public is invited.
The Conference USA Championships pare March 9-12 at the Don Haskins Center for both men’s and women’s teams. Matchups to be announced. Ticket information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
Low Brow Palace — 112 Robinson. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are $8, unless listed otherwise. Available on line at ticketbully.com. Information: 443-8464.
• Nite Jewel — The LA-based synth musician performs Friday, March 11.
• Foster the People — The L.A. band known for the hit “Pumped Up Kicks” performs at Monday, March 14.
Madama Butterfly’ – El Paso Opera present Giacomo Puccini’s romantic tragedy at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10 and Saturday, March 12, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. This new production of “Madama Butterfly” with top stars from around the world features staging that was awarded the 2008 Emmy Award. One of the most performed operas in the world, the story is set in Nagasaki, Japan where Cio Cio San “Butterfly” has become the young purchased wife of Naval Officer Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton. Cio Cio San’s future is ill-fated, however as she learns her husband does not return the love she feels toward him. Tickets: $20 to $90 ($18-$81 seniors and military). Information: 581-5534 or epopera.org.
The lead role is performed by Shu-Ying Li, critically acclaimed as the “best current Butterfly” in the world. The Chinese American soprano made her operatic debut as “Madama Butterfly” with Providence Opera in 2001 and sang the title role in the world premiere of Bun-Ching Lam’s Wenji in the New York and at the Hong Kong International Arts Festival among other prestigious venues. She was featured in the PBS “Live from Lincoln Center” national telecast as Madama Butterfly from the New York City Opera in 2008.
Alzheimer’s Association Western Gala
Friday, March 25, 2011 – 6:00 pm
El Paso Country Club
Dinner, Dancing & Silent Auction. Wear your boots and baubles! .For information about table captains, sponsor opportunities or other questions, Contact Susie Gorman at 915-544-1799 or by email at email@example.com
Southern New Mexico
Alejandro Escovedo — The Austin Music Hall of Fame member performs at 7 p.m. Friday, March 11, at Reyn Theatre, 209 E. El Paso, featuring El Paso native Hector Muñoz on drums. Escovedo’s last El Paso performance was in 2005. Opening act is El Paso’s Lusitania and Angel Syndrome. Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 day of show. Ages 18 and older welcome. Information: 238-3895 or 478-0461.
Escovedo has performed on Leno, Letterman and Austin City Limits in the last seven months and Springsteen joined him onstage during several New Jersey appearances. His latest album, “Street Songs of Love” was listed in David Fricke of Rolling Stone’s Personal Top 10 of 2010.
Cowboy Concert Series — Allan Chapman, Dean Foster, and Mike Moutoux present an evening of Cowboy/Western Music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Silco Theater, 311 N. Bullard, Silver City. Tickets are $15 at the door or in advance at the Palace Hotel.
Chapman is a 6th generation cowboy; Foster is a local rancher and well known in the Southwest music circuit; Moutoux is another local performer sometimes found working on local ranches and producer of the Series. Information: (575) 388-4994.
‘Red, Hot and Red’ — The benefit performance for the Women’s Intercultural Center by the first all-Native American Jazz Trio is 6 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, presented by the Doña Ana Arts Council and the center. Tickets: $20. Information: (575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheatre.com.
Blake Espy – Las Cruces Civic Concert Association presents the Las Cruces-based violinist at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at the Rio Grande Theatre. Espy, who started violin at age six, has been associate concertmaster of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, a frequent performer with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and in Mexico City with Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria. Espy teaches at New Mexico State University and serves as associate concertmaster of the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra. Stephen Beus will accompany him for a program of Gershwin and other light classical selections. Tickets: $20. Information: (575) 521-4051.
The World Alive — The punk metal band performs at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at Mikey’s Place 3100 Harrelson in Las Cruces, with guests Upon a Burning Body, Abandon All Ships, The Color Morale and For All Those Sleeping. Tickets: $12 in advance; available online at ticketbully.com. Ticket information: (575) 640-3869.
Rockhound Roundup — The 46th annual roundup for rock and gem lovers is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, March 10-13, at the Southwest New Mexico Fairgrounds in Deming. The roundup, sponsored by the Deming Gem & Mineral Society, includes market vendors, jewelry, drawings and raffles, field trips, silent auctions, Admission and parking is free. Raffle tickets: $1 each (12 for $10). Information: (575) 267-4399 or dgms.bravehost.com.
From El Paso, take I-10 west to Exit 85.
A silent auction is 6:30 p.m. Friday and a live auction is 7 p.m. Saturday, featuring slabs, geodes, crystals, jewelry and more.
Field trips depart at 8:30 a.m. from the Fairgrounds Thursday through Saturday, to sites with onyx, agate, geodes and other gemstones. Participants should wear suitable clothing and bring lunch, water and tools. Donations: $5 ($10 “big diggins” trip).
Cowboy Days — The 11th annual celebration of Southwest pioneer heritage is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 12-13, at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd., Las Cruces, featuring team roping, working dogs on Sunday, stagecoach rides, gunfight re-enactments, live music and dancing, horseback and pony rides, food and arts vendors, 19th century fashion show, Charros demonstration, “Become a Cowboy” children’s activities, western film series, a 1936 “living history” birthday party, and a plant and tree sale. Admission: $4 (free for ages 4 and younger). Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org
Las Cruces Home and Garden Show — The Las Cruces Home Builders Association’s 29th annual show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 12-13, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University. The regional public marketplace showcases about 100 businesses that cater to the home improvement and home construction markets. Exhibitor booths, food concession stands and how-to demonstrations also will be featured. Admission: $7 ($5 seniors; free for children 10 and younger). Information: (575) 526-6126 or lchba.com.
Camp Furlong Day — The 8th annual event is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Pancho Villa State Park, off State Roads 11 and 9, Columbus, N.M. The event features folklorico dancers, music, a parade led by more than 100 Mexican cabalgata horseback riders and more. Admission is free. Information: (575) 531-2711, 1-888-NMPARKS or nmparks.com.
No Strings One Act Play Festival — No Strings Theatre Company’s One Act Play Festival is March 4-13 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. The plays were written by students of Mark Medoff’s Playwriting class at NMSU; all four plays presented each night. Showtime is 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($9 students/seniors over 65). Information/reservations: (575) 523-1223.
• “Tarrant County Jail” by Neal Adelman, directed by Amy Lanasa. Three men in a holding cell discuss the Boy Scouts, high school, women, and fatherhood.
• “Sandpiper” by Peggy Chapman, directed by Mark Medoff. An Ohio transplant with a lot of “baggage” moves into a San Diego condominium complex. Her exceptionally helpful neighbor sets out with bruising enthusiasm to help her unload it.
• ”The Interview” by Mike Meginnis, directed by David Edwards. A top-level Hollywood executive seeks a personal assistant for an even bigger movie mogul.
• “Invisible Box” by Tracy Bowling, directed by Deborah La Porte. Two parents recovering from their teenage daughter’s attempt at suicide quarrel over the meaning of her sudden descent into silence and pantomime.