‘Red Velvet Cake War’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the riotous Southern comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten Aug. 5-27. Directed by Erika Moeller. Showtimes are Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors, $7 military/students with ID). Information: 532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com.
Health-a-thon — The first-ever event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at the El Maida Shrine Auditorium, 6331 Alabama. Lessons in Yoga, Aerobic, Zumba, Pilates, Belly Dancing, Kickboxing, etc. and a Special Finale. Presented by Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America El Minya Court #46. First 200 participants get a free T shirt; everyone gets a goodie bag
Tickets: $30. Advance tickets: Sylvia, 497-1076. Vendor booths: 203-8338 or 581-9494
Frank Dove remembrance — A memorial jam session for the late El Paso country artist is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Edge of Texas Steakhouse, 8690 Edge of Texas Lane, Dove’s bands included Country Tones and Sundowners. Information: 822-3343.
Hotter Than Hell Tour — The hard rock concert begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway North, with Taproot, Tantric, Days of the New, Kill Devil Hill (members of Black Sabbath, Pantera, Wasp and Ratt and P Razors), Scum of the Earth and local band Years of Cold. Tickets: $35 ($30 military and Fort Bliss employees). Information: 755-2000 or diablos.com.
2011 Soldier Show — The variety show performed by soldiers to soldiers and the El Paso and Fort Bliss communities is 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12-13, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre, El Paso Convention Center. Two of the cast members, SGT Jeremy Wesby and SPC Dexter Quismorio, are stationed at Fort Bliss, when not on loan to the Soldier Show. SPC Andrea Griffith of Fort Eustis, Va. also calls El Paso her hometown. Tickets are free, but must be acquired in advance. Ticket information: 588-8247 or blissmwr.com.
The show is also at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Oñate High School in Las Cruces. Information: (575) 67
St. Thomas Aquinas Craft Fair — St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Community Church, 11970 Bywood, will host its annual bazaar arts and crafts festival Friday through Sunday, Aug. 12-14. Information: 591-2752.
Back To School For Child Crisis Center — The benefit show to raise money and collect school supplies for the Child Crisis Center is 3-10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at House of Rock, 8838 Viscount, hosted by Sweetest Downfall. Entertainment includes six bands and a youth dance performance by Groove Boppers between sets. All age event. Admission: $5. Information: 562-7955, childcrisiselp.org.
Club 101 — 1148 Airway. Advance tickets for most events available at Club 101, All That Music, Psycha and online at ticketbully.com, unless otherwise listed. Information: 544-2101 or club101.com.
• Darren Emerson — The UK DJ performs at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. Tickets: $11.
Stephanie Olivo Memorial 5K — The 2nd annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk benefiting El Paso Red Cross is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. First 150 registrants receive free t-shirt and medals awarded to top three male and female runners in each category. Cost: $20 per event; $25 race day. Information: 274-5222.
Music Under the Stars — The Dave Matthews Tribute Band concludes the summer series 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Chamizal National Memorial amphitheater, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 541-4481 (MCAD), 532-7273 (Chamizal) or elpasoartsandculture.org.
Grills permitted in park, but not within the amphitheater itself. No alcohol, glass containers, or pets permitted at park. No smoking allowed in bowl area. Free park-and-ride shuttles available from El Paso Zoo to Chamizal and depart regularly 6:30
Marco Antonio Solis and & Ana Gabriel — The Latin pop stars perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $49.50, $69.50 and $89.50 and $125, plus service charge (Ticketmaster).
Willie Cager Golf Tournament and Dinner — The Willie Learning Center’s 5th annual fundraising tournament is 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Butterfield Trail Golf Club 1858 Cottonwoods. Some of the members of the 1966 Texas Western (now UTEP) NBA Championship Team and Hall of Famers will be present, as well as some of the actors from the movie “Glory Road.” Cost: $125 per golfer (four-person scramble format). Hole-in-One prize is a BMW, plus other prizes. Information/RSVP: 920-4173 or 251-4724 or 851-2983. Web: cageruniversity.org. The dinner is 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. Cost: $100 per person ($900 tables of 10).
• S*** Robot Live — The visual show is 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. Tickets: $10.
Low Brow Palace — 112 Robinson. Information: 443-8464
Plaza Classic Film Festival — The El Paso Community Foundation will host its 4th annual classic and “semi-classic” movie in the Plaza’s Main Theatre, Philanthropy Theatre and outdoor Festival Plaza Aug. 4-14. Additional screenings will be offered at the El Paso Museum of Art. Billed as the “world’s largest classic film festival,” more than 80 movies of all genres will be presented from the golden age of cinema to more recent favorites, including several Disney classics. Individual tickets range from $4-$10 (Ticketmaster). All seats general admission. Series passes are $200 ($170 for Disney’s D23 members); includes films, opening night VIP screening, concerts, talks and other events. Information: 533-4020 or plazaclassic.com.
Border Lords 2: Dark Secrets will have the honor of screening at
The Plaza Classic Film Festival!
Join us at the World’s Largest Classic Film Fest
next Sunday, Aug 14th @ 2:30p inside the El Paso Museum of Art auditorium
(Downtown El Paso)
Sponsored by the El Paso Community Foundation
& The El Paso Museum of Art
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Southern New Mexico
‘Literacy Through Movement’ — Debra Knapp and NMSU Dance presents a dance celebration in honor of the 40th anniversary of Las Cruces Farmer’s Market at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575) 523-6403 or riograndetheatre.com.
Seven familiar books are enacted in this 45 minute program: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Where The Wild Things Are, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Cactus Poems, Snapshots From A Wedding, Big Mama’s and The Squiggle.
Ricko Meets Garbo — The silent film presentation of the legendary actress Greta Garbo in “The Temptress” (1926) begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main, Las Cruces. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Information: RioGrandeTheatre.com or (575) 523-6403.
Multi-instrumentalist Ricko Donovan will provide musical accompaniment featuring hammered dulcimer with percussion and guitar looping.
“The Temptress” was Garbo’s second American film, in which she plays Elena, the wife of Monsieur Canterac (Lionel Barrymore) and the mistress of rich Parisian banker Monsieur Fontenoy (Marc MacDermott). When the banker’s Argentine friend Robledo (Antonio Moreno), a dynamic young engineer, pays a visit to Paris, the fickle Elena immediately falls in love with him, setting off a chain of events that will destroy lives and topple fortunes.
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.
• Delbert McClinton — The Texas singer/songwriter performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. McClinton’s signature blues-rock-country mix earned him a Grammy for his blues-country duet with Bonnie Raitt, “Good Man, Good Woman.” He also received the Best Contemporary Blues Grammy for his 2006 album “The Cost of Living.” Tickets: $66 and $69.
Silver City Gun Show — The 31st annual show is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13-14, at the Grant County Business and Conference Center, corner of Hwy 180 and 32nd. Buy-sell-trade displays for guns, knives, ammo, turquoise jewelry, coins, reloading equipment, western and military memorabilia and more. Admission: $4 (children 12 and younger free with adult). Sponsored by Gila Fish and Gun Club. Information: (575) 388-2360.
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.
• Merle Haggard — The original “Okie from Muskogee” performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14. Tickets: $25-$100.
Music in the Park — Mariachi Los Arrieros performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada, Las Cruces.. No pets allowed. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2200 or las-cruces.org.
‘Iris Incident’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the hilarious and touching world premiere of “The Iris Incident” written by Amy Lanasa and directed by Mark Medoff Aug. 12-28 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. When her beloved father dies, Iris is left with a posthumous list of things to do and a strange group of friends, neighbors, and an estranged mother to deal with, all of whom have received their own lists. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday Aug. 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27; 2:30 Sunday, Aug. 21 and 28; and 7 p.m. Thursday Aug. 25. Tickets are $10 ($9 students and seniors over 65; $7 all seats on Thursday). Reservations: (575) 523-1223
Roll for the Cure — The largest cycling event in Southest New Mexico is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at New Mexico Junior College, 5317 Lovington, in Hobbs, N.M. in honor of Ted McVay. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Route options offered for novice to competitive cyclists, including 25K, 50K and 100K routes. Hydration stations available every 12 to 15 miles. Ride marshals, motorcycle support, police/sheriff support, SAG van and more. Proceeds benefit Relay For Life and American Cancer Society. Registration: $20 ($10 young adult; $30 family of two; $120 teams of eight). Information: (575) 492-5232 or rollforthecure.net.
Big Bend Ranch Rodeo — The annual WCRA rodeo is Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12-13, at the Sul Ross State University Range and Animal Science Arena, Hwy 90 E, in Alpine. Area cowboys compete for cash and prizes in various events. Performances begin at 7 p.m. both days, with the annual rodeo parade is Saturday in downtown Alpine. Information: (432) 364-2696 or (432) 294-1250. A Big Bend Cowboy Church service is Sunday in the old Wool and Mohair Building.