Boxing Smoker — Fort Bliss MWR-Sports will host the 2011 Border Rumble Boxing Smoker featuring active duty military, male and female, at 6 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Stout Gym on Cassidy Road. Bouts begin with lower weight classes and continue through heavyweight. Interested individuals with five or less amateur fights may participate. Spectator admission is free. To enter: Joe Fedak, 744-5795 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Voice of Voiceless’ Awards — Belén, Posada del Migrante will receive the 8th annual Voice of the Voiceless Award by Annunciation House at a special dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Santa Lucia Parish’s Amistad Hall, 518 Gallagher. Keynote speaker for the event is human rights defender Bishop José Raúl Vera López who will speak out against the kidnapping of immigrants and the Mexican government’s inability to disarm drug cartels. Tickets: $50; available through Annunciation House. Information: 533-4675 or annunciationhouse.org.
Based in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, Belén, Posada del Migrante will be honored for its stand against corrupt government practices and enduring work to provide shelter and guidance to the traveling immigrant. The organization has offered hospitality to more than 40,000 immigrants, largely Central and South Americans.
Feeding the Nation’s Homeless concert — KLAQ and Mayor John Cook host the dinner and concert benefiting the Feeding the Nation’s Homeless Foundation is 6 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre, featuring live music by Jon Hogan Band at 7:30 p.m. Radio La Chusma at 9 p.m. Dinner provided by Biggie’s Smokehouse. Cost: $7, plus service charge. VIP tickets: $20. (Ticketmaster).
McCASA Walk — The 7th annual two-mile walk, bringing awareness to Month of the Military Child, child abuse, sexual assault and crime victims, is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Fort Bliss’s Kelly Park. The walk includes informational booths, deejays, live music by the 62nd Army Jazz Band, door prizes, games, a Teddy Bear clinic and more. Information/registration: ACS Family Advocacy Program, at Bldg. 2494 Ricker Road, 568-4878 or 568-9129. Registration forms online at blissmwr.com/fap.
ACS Family Advocacy Program will also coordinate a diaper or Pull-Ups drive and old cell phone donation to assist victims of domestic violence during the event.
Pioneers for Christ Chili Cook Off — Bethel Church of God, 4946 Hondo Pass, hosts its first chili cook off benefiting Pioneers for Christ youth and children group 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 2. Admission is free. Information participating: 474-3975 or epbethelcog.org.
‘Leading Ladies’ – Ken Ludwig’s comedy is March 18-April 9 at El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Directed by Vanessa Keyser. 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.
The rollicking tale is complete with mistaken identities, mismatched lovers and traveling doctors.
‘The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood’ – Kids-N-Co. presents a comic retelling of the famous outlaw March 20-April 11, at Kids-N-Co. Performance Center. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, seniors, students and active military); available at the door one hour before show. Advance reservations accepted for groups of 10 or more. Information: 351-1455 or kidsnco.org.
‘Ugly Apples’ — The Border Theatre presents two thematically linked one-act pieces written by Joel Murray and Austin Savage at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday,April 1-3 and April 8-10, at Glasbox, 1500 Texas. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $7; available at the door or online at bordertheatre.org. Information: 412-528.
Pieces featured are “Forever Change” and “Kitten Kill Lion,” both explorations of modern relationships. The show contains nudity, violence, sexual situations and adult language.
Great American Cleanup — Keep El Paso Beautiful’s 2011 cleanup, “Green Starts Here,” is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 2, citywide. The event draws about 6,000 volunteers each year, and 2 million nationwide. All supplies available through the Keep El Paso Beautiful’s Community Tool Sheds located at all El Paso Fire Departments. All trash and debris collected will be picked up by Environmental Services (rolloffs available for large sites). To register a site, call the Keep El Paso Beautiful office: 546-6742. Information: kepb.org.
Earth Day – The City of El Paso Environmental Services Department’s Earth Day celebration is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the Municipal Service Center, 7968 San Paulo, next to Yucca Park and the Judge Edward Marquez Library. The event featured informational booths, music, games and family activities. Admission if free. Information: 621-6754.
‘Inspirational Sacred Songs’ — A celebration of sacred songs by ten of Dan Wright’s adult students is 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at First Christian Church, 901 Arizona. The celebration includes works by Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Verdi, Malotte and Vaughan Williams. The performance is also the first of two annual performances to feature some of the renditions of the popular 23rd Psalm, Lord’s Prayer and Ave Maria. Admission is free.
Alliance for Latinitas Meeting?
217 N. Stanton?
The Alliance for Latinitas is a volunteer group that offers a forum for women to support and advance the mission of Latinitas, a nonprofit dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of Latina youth. Meet like-minded, inspiring, young professional women committed and invested in empowering and cultivating young female talent. We are in the process of planning our Spring Fashion Show fundraiser and will discuss the event planning details. Attend our meetings to learn more about our upcoming networking events, mixers and fundraisers.For more information call 915.219.8554, email us at email@example.com or visit www.LatinitasMagazine.org. ??
Creative Expression Workshop for Girls
(610 N. Yarbrough) ?
Girls are invited to get in touch with their creative side in the free Latinitas creative expression classes. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.LatinitasMagazine.org.
Latinitas College Day?
UTEP Union ?
Girls Ages 12-18?
Teen girls are invited to discover the world of possibilities open to them through higher education in the Latinitas College Day. Latinitas, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering local girls, is hosting a college 101 workshop in partnership with Sigma Psi Eta to introduce girls to college students, give them a tour of the UTEP campus, share tips on succeeding in school and show girls ways to prepare for college. This event is held in partnership with Sigma Psi Eta Sorority. The admission is $5. To register, call 219.8554, email email@example.com or visit www.LatinitasMagazine.org.
?Mentors Wanted – Girl Empowerment Team – April 11
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
1359 Lomaland, Suite 502
Find out how you can mentor girls and make a difference to help local Latina youth by attending our Girl Empowerment Team orientation. Latinitas volunteers organize girl empowerment workshops, serve as club leaders, plan special events and coordinate mentoring projects focused on empowering local girls. Find out how you can get involved by attending our next information session. For more information, call 219.8554, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.LatinitasMagazine.org.
‘Carnival Freak Show’ — The Sun City Roller Girls’ next bout features the premiere of the league’s newest team, Las Diablas, taking on Las Catrinas at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano.
Live music at halftime by Sweetest Downfall. Doors open at 6 p.m., Tickets: $7. (Ticketmaster) Raffle proceeds benefit El Paso Human Services. Information: suncityrollergirls.com.
‘Gotta Swing! Hollywood’ — Shundo Dance Studio presents the stage show 7 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Chamizal National Memorial. Admission: $15 ($12 students). Information: 532-2043 or shundodancestudio.com.
The stage show features some of the greatest music from the ‘20s through the ‘60s and beyond.
Juanes — The Colombian rock singer and guitarist returns to the border at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at El Paso County Coliseum to promote his latest CD “P.A.R.C.E.” Tickets: $37-$77, plus service charges. (Ticketmaster).
Juanes is the winner of 12 Latin Grammy Awards from 2001 to 2005, and was chosen one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” in 2005. He also established the Mi Sangre Foundation, aiding victims of anti-personnel mines.
New Home rummage sale — New Hope Lutheran Church, 4801 Sun Valley, hosts a rummage sale 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1-2, featuring clothes, furniture and more. Information: 755-8009 or 821-2079.
St. Luke Craft Fair — St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 9915 Montwood, hosts a spring craft fair benefiting its 2012 Russian Mission team 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 2, featuring arts and craft vendors with spring and Easter gifts and more. Information: 591-8126 or stlukemethodist.org.
St. Paul’s Book Fair — St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere, will host its annual book and rummage sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2. Items range from 5¢ to several dollars. Admission is free. Information: 772-2734.
Alexi Delano — The New York-based DJ performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Wet Ultra Lounge, 1550 Hawkins. Ages 18 and older admitted. Admission: $11 (ticketbully.com). Information: 449-2066.
El Paso Sports and Health Expo — Former Dallas Cowboys tight end Jay Novacek headlines KROD’s annual family show is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. The expo features free health screenings, consultations, sports card and collectors’ tables, and sports-related retailers will exhibit and sell sporting goods, apparel and more. Also featured is Fighter Physique LogoBoxing bringing 15 amateur bouts. Admission is free; autographs from Novacek are $10 and $25. Proceeds benefit various charities. Information: 351-4592 or krod.com.
Drafted in 1985, Novacek spent five seasons with the Cardinals then signed with the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent. He was a key contributor for Dallas in the early 1990s, assisting them to three Super Bowl wins in four seasons. In those games, he recorded a combined total of 17 receptions for 148 yards and two touchdowns. In his 11 seasons, Novacek recorded 422 receptions for 4,630 yards and 30 touchdowns.
SunScape Landscape Seminar — UTEP’s Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at the Centennial Museum will host a landscaping seminar 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday,April 2, at the museum, University and Wiggins. Participants learn to use native plants and gardening in harmony with the desert; and covers selecting native plants, placement in the garden, tree pruning, irrigation tips, soil content and more. Garden tour and question and answer period include. Registration: $30 (class size limited). Bring lunch; drinks provided. Information: Kay Mullins, 747-8994 or museum.utep.edu.
Billy The Kid Ride — The inaugural Billy The Kid “Iron Bottom Ride” from Mesilla to El Paso is April 1-3 for horse riders of all ages. The ride features one overnight campout, two days of riding along the Rio Grande, chuck wagon cooking, a western steak dinner, live entertainment and more, in the spirit of the same trail rode by Billy The kid 130 years ago. Sponsored by El Paso Sheriff’s Posse. Cost: $200 adults; $75 age 14 and younger. Information: “Chip” Johns, (575) 233-4628, Chris, (480) 544-1062 or Jim (915) 241-4318.
‘Colors of Spring 2011’ — El Paso Art Association’s annual spring show and sale is April 1-29, at Sunland Art Gallery in Sunland Park Mall, featuring works by both new and established EPAA members. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Information: Candy Mayer, 581-4971 or elpasoartassociation.com.
‘Pastiche’ — The Edge of Texas Concert Band presents “Pastiche,” a selection of music performed by area musicians, at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at Ross Capshaw Auditorium at Coronado High School, 100 Champions Place. Admission is free. Information: 581-0549.
YES’ Choir Music Marathon — Young El Paso Singers and friends, will host a fundraising music marathon 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Peace Lutheran, 1699 Belvidere. Participants will sing and play music non-stop for eight hours. Admission is free; donations accepted. Information: Dr. Cindy Jay, 227-6002.
Alfresco! Fridays — The free outdoor concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. Fridays April 1-Sept. 30 at Arts Festival Plaza (between El Paso Museum of Art and Plaza Theatre). This year’s season has been expanded to 24 weeks and features both establishes and up-and-coming local bands performing salsa, cumbia, reggae, classic rock, blues and more. Presented by the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Centers and the El Paso Convention and Visitors Bureau. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0600, or alfrescofridays.com.
Southern New Mexico
Community Kitchen grand opening — Herbalist Michael Moore will host a series of classes, demonstration and workshops April 1-3, as part of the Grand Opening of the Bountiful Kitchen, 614 McAdoo near Main Street in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Call for cost: (575) 894-7591 or sierracountyevents.com.
An appetizer “Get Together” Kick Off party is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday; with treats and ongoing demonstrations.
Ribbon cutting ceremony is 8:30 a.m. Saturday with 50-minute sessions planned 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. that reflect the type of sessions planned for the facility, such as homeopathy, herb planting, biofeedback and entrepreneurship. Hands-on classes and demonstrations in the kitchen include a Diabetes Cooking Class, Healthy Sweets and Treats Class, Kids Cooking Class and more.
LCSO with Terrence Wilson – Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lonnie Klein, hosts the guest pianist April 2-3 at NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall, featuring works by Wagner, Liszt and Shostakovich. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $35-$45. Information: (575) 646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.
A luncheon with Maestro Klein is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 31, at Ramada Palms Hotel Conference Center, featuring a preview of the performance’s music. Cost: $16.
A Friday at the Symphony dress rehearsal is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1. Tickets are $15 ($5 students with ID).
‘The Return of Herbert Bracewell; Why I’m Always Alone When I’m With You’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre presents the play by Andrew Johns April 1-17. Directed by larrychandler. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($9 students, seniors and military; $8 per seat for groups of 10 or more; $7 ages six and younger).Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
In the year 1909 Herbert Bracewell has retired to the attic of his New York home with plans to stage a comeback in a one-man review of his long, if undistinguished career. He assembles five antique match-lit footlights to mark a playing area and proceeds to ad-lib ideas for his show.