El Paso Diablos Baseball — The American Association minor league team regular home game time is 7:05 p.m. (Sundays at 6:05 p.m.) at Cohen Stadium in Northeast El Paso. Ticket information: 755-2000 or diablos.com. May 16-18 — Amarillo.
‘You Know I Can’t Hear You When the Water’s Running’ – El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents Robert Anderson’s hilarious compilation of one-acts May 20-June 11, directed by Jonathan Schwind. 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. Plays to be performed are:
• “The Shock of Recognition.” A renowned playwright tries to convince a stubborn producer that a specific scene in his show will change theater forever.
• “The Footsteps of Doves.” George and Harriet, who have been married for 25 years, try to decide what type of mattress they want — twins or a king.
• “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.” Edith tries to convince her husband Chuck that he needs to have “the talk” with young Timmy.
• “I’m Not Herbert.” Herbert and Murial, each married multiple times before, can’t even remember each other’s names or who went to Europe with whom or with which spouse they each had children.
‘Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr.’ – Kids-N-Co., 1301 Texas, presents the live celebration of the Emmy-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs May 7-29. Directed by Fernando Alvarez with musical director Laura Sambrano. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. 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.
The 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21-22, performances are at The Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial.
Tina, a nerve-wracked school teacher nervous about her first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of her personality emerge from the set and show her how to win her students over with imagination and music, through such beloved Schoolhouse Rock songs as “Just A Bill,” “Interplanet Janet” and “Conjunction Junction.”
May Festival Antiques, Collectables, Arts & Western Memorabilia Show & Sale — The 4th annual Spring festival and show is May 21-22, at El Maida Shrine Temple Auditorium, 6331 Alabama. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $3 ($2 military; free for children under 6). Parking is free. Information: 443-0824 or 780-9023.
The show features more than 180 tables with gems and jewelry, antique firearms, toys, LP records, Depression era and Carnival glassware, sports, military and western memorabilia, fine art, antique furniture and purses, pottery, porcelain and bore china pieces and more. Free appraisals offered.
Armed Forces Day — The community is invited to Fort Bliss for the annual Armed Forces Day activities 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Biggs Park, featuring equipment static displays, demonstrations by Military Police Work Dog Teams, entertainment by the 62nd Army Band, a chili cook-off, car show, historical tours, food and drink concessions and more. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Information: 568-4505.
Feast in the Middle East — The annual May dinner and festival is Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22, at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church and the Summit Ballroom & Conference Center, 120 N. Festival.
Hours are noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. The event includes live Arabic music, authentic Middle Eastern food, full bar, bake table and guided church tours.
Admission is $2 (free with advance purchase of $15 in food tickets); children 9 and under admitted free. Information: 584-9100 or 544-2570, or stgeorgemayfestival.com.
Art in the Park – The City Parks & Recreation Department’s semi-annual arts & crafts fair’s Spring event is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22, at Memorial Park, 1701 N. Copia (off Copper). Continuous entertainment. Admission is free. Information: 252-9031 or 240-3310.
K-9 Classic — The Humane Society of El Paso’s 22nd annual one-mile pet walk “Walk for All Pets” is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Eastwood Park, 3001 Parkwood, sponsored by Popular Mattress. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society. Pet walk begins at 10 a.m. with pet fashion show and competitions, grand prize giveaway and other prize drawings at 11 a.m. Entry fee is $25 for first pet ($30 day of event), $5 for each additional pet; includes t-shirts (first 300 registered) for owner and goody bag. Walkers raising pledges of $60 or more eligible to win special gift packs. Information: 532-6971, Ext. 12 or humanesocietyelpaso.org.
Several pet-related vendors will be on hand, as well as animal rescue groups and a pet adoption area.
The walker raising the most money wins a three-day weekend at High Sierra Condominiums.
‘The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful’ — The Sun City Roller Girls’ May bout features the Las Diablas vs. Sexecutioners at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, featuring live half-time music by Radio La Chusma. Doors open at 6 p.m., Tickets: $7 ($6 military with ID; free for ages 5 and younger). (Ticketmaster). Information: suncityrollergirls.com.
Camilo Sesto — The Spanish singer/composer brings performs his farewell tour at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at El Paso County Coliseum, with opening act Angelica Carrasco. Sesto was one of the most prominent Spanish singers in the 1970s and the 1980s, and became famous for his powerful ballads, pop and rock. Tickets: $49.50 and $125, plus service charges. (Ticketmaster).
He has the world record of more No. 1 hits in the world. Hits include “El Amor de Mi Vida” and “Melina.”
Families in Crisis Walk/Run — The Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home hosts the 9th annual 8K competitive race and 1-mile fun walk 8 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, 1200 Futurity Drive in Sunland Park. Trophies awarded to top three male and female runners in each age group; to the largest team and in other categories. All runners receive t-shirts and goodie bags. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Registration: ($18 by May 15; $20 after); $15 military/students/teams of 10 or more per runner). Race day registration: $25. Information: Renee Tanner, 544-8777 or leemoor.org. Online registration at active.com, or forms may be piece up at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, Suite 205.
‘The Sound of Music’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre presents the Rogers and Hammerstein family classic through May 22. Showtime is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; dinner matinee performance is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1; non-dinner matinees are 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 15 and 22. Tickets $26-$38 dinner shows; $12-$22 non-dinner matinee. Information: 747-6060.
When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis.
Singles Game Night — Peggy Kligman, inventor of “The Goat Game” will host an evening for singles age 21 and older at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Fuddrucker’s Restaurant, 5030 N. Desert Blvd. Learn flirting tips and take part in the game on “goatish” dating behaviors. Cost: $10 (cash only). Information/RSVP: 740-5051 or email@example.com. Web: goatgame.com.
Admission is free for those signing-up to participate in a live on-location casting call and taping of a Love and Relationship documentary.
Juntos Art and Literature Festival — Juntos Art Association will host the art and literature festival, “Threads of Our Culture,” beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at El Paso Public Library’s Main Branch, 501 N. Oregon, bringing artists, writers, and more to the high schools to meet the students and present their work in the various fields of Chicano/Latino art and literature. Opening dedication is by Rosa Guerrero. Admission to all events is free. Information: 543-5412 or 203-2309.
A special screening of the documentary “Revolution and its Culture: 1910-1929” produced by Arizona State University’s Hispanic Research Center, is 5 t
Wet ‘N’ Wild Waterworld —8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10 at Exit 0). Information: 886-2222 or wetwild.com.
Exa 98.3’s Rock en Espanol event is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 22, with Plastilina Mosh, Atomic pink, Septim 7 Pis, Grupo Amphibio, Low Luster League, Naveii, Carroba and Si-En. Tickets: $20.99 ($18.99 ages 4-12; $2.99 ages 1-3). Includes park admission.
Edge of Texas Concert Band — The band performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Ross Capshaw Auditorium at Coronado High School, 100 Champions Place. The concert features a selection of concert band pieces under the direction of Barbara Lambrecht. Admission is free. Information: 433-6451.
Alfresco! Fridays — The free outdoor concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 30 at Arts Festival Plaza (between El Paso Museum of Art and Plaza Theatre). Information: 534-0675, or alfrescofridays.com.
• May 20 — PT & The Cruisers (easy listening)
British Ballet Academy – The academy’s annual recital is 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Plaza Theatre featuring a variety of dance styles. Tickets needed for admission and can be picked up at the academy at 9714 Montana. Information: 591-4472, 433-3620 or britishballetonline.com.
Southern New Mexico
2011 AspenCash Motorcycle Rally — The annual trade show and motorcycle rally is Thursday through Sunday, May 19-22, at the Ruidoso Convention Center. Information: 1-800-452-8045 or motorcyclerally.com.
The trade show is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $8 (cash only).
Half-day poker runs begin at noon Thursday through Saturday.
Pre-registration is $21 (by May 1); $26 at the gate. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Fee includes one run sheet, pin and 4-day trade show pass.
CMA non-denominational church services are at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Prices listed do not include service charge. (Ticketmaster) Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Brett Michaels — The former lead vocalist of Poison performs Friday, May 20. With Poison, Michaels sold 23 million albums with 15 Top 40 hits. He has since gone on to a successful solo career. Tickets: Tickets: $25-$100.
Chris Brashear and Peter McLaughlin — Fiddler Chris Brashear and guitarist Peter McLaughlin will perform a house concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the home of Charlie McDonald in Las Cruces. Advance reservations required; BYOB. Admission: $25 donation for the performers. Information: Charlie McDonald, (575) 541-1992 or Marjorie Foster, (915) 592-5122.
Brashear is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter known for both bluegrass and jazz fiddling. McLauglin twice was the National Flatpicking guitar champion. He has played with Laurie Lewis and the Grant Street Band.
‘Boom’ – No Strings Theatre Company presents the provocative play by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb May 20-June 5, at the Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 29and June 5, and 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2. Tickets: $10 ($9 students and seniors; $7 all seats Thursday). Information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
A grad student’s online personal ad for “Sex to Change the Course of the World” lures a mysterious journalism student to his subterranean research lab under the pretense of an evening of “no strings attached” sex. When a major global catastrophic event strikes the planet, their date takes on evolutionary significance and the fate of humanity hangs in the balance. Contains adult language.