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February Roundup
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Valentine dinner and dance — Santa
Lucia Catholic Church, 518 Gallagher, will host
its annual Valentine dance 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14, at the church’s Centro
Amistad Hall, featuring a dinner and live music
by River City Band. Dinner served 7 to 8 p.m.;
dance 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. BYOB; set-ups
sodas and beer available for sale. Not outside
beer or coolers allowed. Cost: $30; reservations recommended. Tables for 10 available
with advance reservation. Information: 5925245 or
Valentine’s Day dinner — Ardovino’s
Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in
Sunland Park, presents its Valentine’s Day dinner Saturday, Feb. 14, with a five-course dinner and music and dancing with Dave Borrego
Jazz, featuring the vocals of Claudia Casillas.
Dinner attire; reservations taken from 6:30 to
10 p.m. Cost: $95. Does not include gratuity.
Reservations strongly recommended.
Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.
Valentines Romantic Sunset Dance —
Shundo Ballroom Dance Studio, 120 Paragon,
hosts a Valentine’s dance 7 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14, with a romantic Rumba
dance lesson, chocolate covered strawberries
and dancing. Bring your favorite wine or drink;
event limited to 20 couples. Call for reservations. Cost: $56 per couple.
Information: 532-2043 or
Valentines Sweetest Dessert and
Tango Party — Paso del Norte Tango
Club’s Valentine’s Day party is 8 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14, at Dancer’s Studio, 111 Rio
Flor. Tango lessons are 8 p.m. with “best
dessert” contest; viewing begins at 8 p.m. with
tasting at 9 p.m. Bring a favorite dessert to
share. Cost: $8. Information: 422-3338, 4904956 or
Also this month
Coin Show - The International Coin Club of
El Paso’s 52nd annual Coin Show is Feb. 20-22
at El Maida Hall, 6331 Alabama, with tables of
coins, paper money, medals and tokens by
dealers from around the country. Hours are 1
to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 533-6001
or on Facebook at elpasocoinclub.
The annual kids auction is 2 p.m. Saturday for
ages 7 to 14. The kids auction is a no-cost auction; script provided for the bidding.
This year’s Coin Show commemorative medal
will feature Don Juan de Oñate.
‘Midway On Center Stage’ — A family-
friendly evening of art, performance, live music
and local vendors is 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday,
Feb. 21, at Glasbox: 210 Poplar, with FireFox
from Odd Lab Circus Art. Items sold include
synth dreads, costume accessories, homemade
soaps, butters, charms, ceramics, jewelry, crocheted hats, cupcakes, tarot readings and
more, plus henna and face paint by Yoly Jon
and an organic tea lounge by Mumu. Cost: $10$15; $5-$10 (Kids $5 to $10). Information:
Mumu, (415) 832-9592 or on Facebook at
“Midway On Center Stage.”
Stage performance begins at 8 p.m. Other performances include FireFox from Odd Lab
Circus, ArtPasithea Dance Company, Prabvi
GuaLoa of Tribal Fusion Bellydance, interdisciplinary ensemble Another River, circus art by
Mumito and Alex Corby, Diabolo Piece and
Balloon Sculptures), songwriter Ross Fleming,
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Cakravākī Contemporary Modern Dance, Ed
Spencer of B-Boy Break Dance. Live Drum
Circle, and more.
Dance Party and Fire Jam later in the evening.
To participate, call Mumu, (415) 832-9592.
Pet-A-Fair — El Paso Parks and Recreation
hosts its 3rd annual event for pet owners and
pets 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at
Don Haskins Recreation Center, 7400 High
Ridge, with indoor and outdoor activities such
as exhibitions, vets, groomers, adoptions,
immunizations, discounts, pictures and more.
Admission is free; (vendor booth fee is $45).
Information: 252-9031, 240-3310 or
Brew at the Zoo — The inaugural event is
6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the El Paso
Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano. The event offers samplings of more than 20 craft brews, barbecue
“pub grub,” a dessert truck, pub style games,
animal presentations, live music and a commemorative souvenir. Ages 21 and older only.
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 day of event.
Designated drivers $20. VIP tickets are $85
(includes entrance to special VIP event 5 to 6
p.m. Six-pack of tickets: $160.
Black History Month
Black History Month at UTEP — The
African-American Studies program, in conjunction with other UTEP departments, presents a
variety of events throughout campus in
February in recognition of African American
History. Most events are free. Information:
African American Studies Program, 747-8650.
Keynote speaker is U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell,
who will speak on “Civil Rights Progress Since
Selma” Friday, Feb. 20. Time and location to
be announced.
The annual Gospel Explosion is 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 28. Venue to be announced.
Presentations, all beginning at 1:30 p.m.:
• “Juneteenth Freedom Project: Then and
Now” presented by Sam Collins III, Thursday,
Feb. 5, Union East Suite 312E.
• “The time and what must be done” presented by William P. Muhammad Tuesday, Feb.
10, El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center B.
• “Dining with the Ancestors: When Heroes
Come to Dinner” with Dr. Eric J. Chambers,
Thursday, Feb. 12, Union East Templeton
Suite 313E.
• “Contributions in Popular Music: History is
Always in the Making” with Dennis Woo,
Tuesday, Feb. 17, Union East Suite 312E.
• “When the Civil Rights Movement Stood its
Ground: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi
Freedom Movement” with Dr. Akinyele
Umoja, Wednesday, Feb. 18, UTEP Library
Blumberg Auditorium, Room 111.
• “Out of the Darkness: The Negro Leagues
and the Integration of Major League Baseball”
with Eric Enders Monday, Feb. 23, Union East
Suite 312E.
EPCC Black History Month — El Paso
Community College will host events in
February in celebration of Black History Month.
This year’s theme is “A Century of Black Life,
History and Culture.” All events are 7 to 9 p.m.
Mondays at EPCC’s Administrative Center
Auditorium, Building A, 9050 Viscount.
Admission is free. Information: 831-3324 or
• Feb. 9: Jazz Night, featuring Mike Hamilton
and Billy Townes.
• Feb. 16: Performing Arts Night presentation,
“A Renaissance of Culture: Highlighting the
Contributions of African Americans through
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