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April 2019


The following events are just some of the events coming up this month. We generally post this list a month in advance, and do not update afterward so we can focus on the print edition instead. We leave the past monthly lists on the website just to give you some idea of what generally happens that month.


‘Something Rotten’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the comedy musical at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 2-3, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30-$70(Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111 or visitelpaso.com/broadway.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook.
• Aborted’s “Hell Over North America Tour” is 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, with Cryptopsy, Benighted, Hideous Divinity and local band Beyond Terror. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. All ages show.
• Modern Color — 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, with No Sun and local bands. Tickets:  $8.
• Payless Ghouls — The Ghost tribute band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Tickets: $10.
• Trash band Graveyard Witch performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Admission: $5.

El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team plays home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Weekday game times are 7:05 p.m. (11:05 a.m. April 17 and 22). Sunday games are 1:50 p.m. Tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
• Season kick-off is April 4-8 versus Las Vegas 51s
April 16-18: Tacoma Rainiers
April 19-22: Reno Aces

Ron ‘Tater Salad’ White — The cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking stand-up comic from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon makes his return to El Paso with his new show at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $43 to $53 (TicketMaster).

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Most shows begin at 8 p.m. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Urban Cowboy Reunion featuring Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee is Friday, April 5. Tickets: $29-$49.
• Yolanda Del Rio — The Mexican actress and ranchera singer performs Saturday, April 6, with Beatriz Adriana. Tickets start at $29.

‘Cruzar la Cara de la Luna’ — El Paso Opera presents the world’s first mariachi-based opera, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 5-6, at the Abraham Chavez Theater, featuring Grammy-winning Mariachi Los Camperos. Sung in Spanish with English translation. Tickets: $25-$90 (Ticketmaster). Information: 581-5534, info@epopera.org, epopera.org or on Facebook.

UTEP Tennis — UTEP’s home tennis matches are at El Paso Tennis Club, 2510 N. St. Vrain (in Arroyo Park). Admission is free. Information: 747-5347 or utepathletics.com.
• Friday, April 5: Boise State, 10 a.m.
• Saturday, April 6: UT Tyler, noon
• Saturday, April 13: NMSU, noon.

Trinity Site Tour — White Sands Missile Range. The semiannual tour to the site of the first atom bomb explosion is Saturday, April 6. Admission is free; no reservations required. Information: (575) 678-1134 or wsmr.army.mil.

Vitaly — The popular illusionist closes the 2018/2019 Premier Series season at the Flickinger Center, 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo, with “An Evening of Wonders” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Vitaly has mystified fans from all over the world, including Las Vegas superstars Penn & Teller whom he has successfully fooled on their hit TV show. Tickets: $18, $30 and $40. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.

Kermezaar — The juried arts festival is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7, at the International Museum or Art, 1211 Montana, featuring arts and crafts, food trucks and live acoustic music. Information: 543-6747 or kermezaar.org.

Super Kite Contest — The 17th annual kite flying contest, sponsored by Westside Community Church, is noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Francisco Delgado Park, on Imperial Ridge behind Franklin High School. Prizes for most unusual and longest-time in the air and most beautiful kite. The event includes jumping balloons and face painting, as well as free kites for the first 50 kids attending. Admission is free. Information: 877-8000 or westsidecommunity.org.

Hope Brings Change 5K — The 3rd annual 5K run and 1 mile run/walk is 9 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Hope City Community Church, 6115 Woodrow Bean. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com. Information: 600-6251, ext. 107 or tina@hopecitycc.org.

Tutus for Kidneys 5K — The 5K run walk, 1 mile walk and health fair benefiting Amigo Kidney Foundation is 8 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Braden Aboud Memorial Park, 4325 Riverbend. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com

El Paso Nuevo Siglo Festival — The festival will offer a range of Spanish language plays Wednesday through Saturday, April 6-14, at the Chamizal National Memorial Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial. Schedule to be announced. Information: 532-7273, nps.gov/cham or nuevosiglo-elpaso.org.

Las Cruces Space Festival — The 2nd annual celebration of space-related activity and interest in Southern New Mexico and beyond is April 7-13, with film screening, hands-on activities and more. All events are free for all ages, unless otherwise listed. Information: Visit Las Cruces at (575) 541-2444, lcspacefestival.com or on Facebook.

Coach Archie Duran Memorial — The 5K run/walk and 1 mile fun walk benefiting Archie Duran Memorial Fund is 8 a.m. Sunday, April 7, at Nations Tobin park, 8831 Railroad. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

JackRabbit Classic — The 19th annual trail race is 8 a.m. Sunday, April 7, at Franklin Mountains State Park’s Tom Mays Unit. Four and 8-mile trail options available. Park entrance fee: $5. Information: tpwd.state.tx.us or Chris Rowley, 478-5663. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Run Together 5K — Rio Grande Cancer Foundation hosts its 3rd annual ”Colors of Cancer-Our Colors Run Together” 5K competitive run and non-competitive run/walk Sunday, April 7, at Sue Young Park, 9730 Diana. Information: 562-7660 or rgcf.org. Registration at ourcolorsruntogether.com.

Chayanne — The Latin pop superstar returns for the second leg of his “Desde El Alma” tour at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. His El Paso performance in September for the first leg of his tour sold out. Tickets start at $61 to $151 (Ticketmaster).

March Madness symphony fundraiser — The 22nd annual fundraiser benefiting the El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s education and outreach programs is Monday, April 8, at the El Paso Country Club, featuring the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship finals. Games begin about 7 p.m., pre-game activities and dinner at 6 p.m. Information, reservations: 532-3776 or epso.org.
  The annual March Madness Golf Tournament is 1 p.m.; registration at 10:30 a.m. and lunch at 11 a.m.

EPCC Spring Arts Festival — The 40th annual spring festival of performing, visual and literary arts offers workshops, concerts, lectures and exhibits at various venues of El Paso Community College through May. Most events are free, some may have nominal admission fee. Information: epcc.edu/events/artsfestival or on Facebook at EPCCnews.
  Senior Art Exhibit runs March 27-April 8, in the Administrative Service Center Boardroom. Reception is 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 8. Information: 831-7803.
• Spring Arts Festival Open House is noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in Valle Verde A Building, First Floor. Information: 831-2220.
• Grand Gallery of Senior Art and Music Extravaganza is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Valle Verde Cafeteria Annex. Information: 831-7803.
• EPCC Faculty Grand Concert is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza. Information: 831-2361.
• Spring EPCC Mariachi and Ballet Folklorico Gala is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the ASC Building A Boardroom. Information: (575) 650-3200.

Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Kero Kero Bonito — The London indie band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. Tickets: $15.
• San Holo — The Dutch DJ/producer performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, with Melvv, Taska Black and Eastghost. Tickets: $20.
• Lydia — India rock band from Arizona performs 8 p.m. Sunday, April 14, with local acts TBA.  Tickets: $15.
• Kristian Nairn — The Irish actor (Hodor in “Game of Thrones”) and DJ performs 10 p.m. Saturday, April 20.  Tickets: $20.
• US Girls — The experimental pop project of American-Canadian musician and record producer Meghan Remy is 8 p.m. Sunday, April 21. Local acts TBA. Tickets: $12.
• Night Beats — The psychedelic/garage rock band performs 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, with Cosmonauts. Tickets: $15.
• The Marias — The psychedelic-soul group from Los Angeles performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Tickets: $15.
• The Drums — 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, with Tanukichan. Tickets: $25.
• Blac Rabbit — The psychedelic rock band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Tickets: $10.

Morat — The Colombian folk-pop group performs at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $21-$110 (Ticketmaster).

El Paso Comic Con — WWE legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts, and voice actor Johnny Yung Bosch are among the special guests at this year’s event April 12-14, at El Paso Convention Center. Exhibit hall hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7  p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Gaming area hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 Preview Night Friday, $30 Saturday, $25 Sunday. Weekend passes are $55 ($120 VIP). Kids 10 and younger free with paid adult. Information: (575) 405-0461, epcomiccon@gmail.com, elpasocomiccon.com and on Facebook and Twitter.

El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s Major Arena Soccer League team hosts the Rio Grande Valley Barracudas at 7:15 p.m. Friday, April 12, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $12 general admission; $20 box seating; kids admitted free with purchase of adult ticket. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

Las Cruces Home and Garden Show — The Las Cruces Home Builders Association’s annual show is 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and April 12-14, at the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Spring in Las Cruces. Information: (575) 526-6126 or lascruceshomebuildersassociation.com.

White Sands Muscle Car and Truck Show — Alamogordo Mustang Club’s 16th annual American Muscle Car and truck show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Home Depot parking lot, 3400 N. White Sands in Alamogordo. Spectator admission is free. Information: alamostang.com.

Father Yermo Spartan Run — The 2nd annual 5K run/walk and 1 mile fun walk is Saturday, April 13, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Proceeds benefit the Father Yermo Schools Capital Campaign. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

‘Mighty Mujer’ Triathlon — The all-female sprint and supersprint events begin 6:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Memorial Park Pool, 3251 Copper. Information: mightymujertriathlon.com. Registration at raceelpaso.com/mighty-mujer.

El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s new professional soccer team hosts home game at Southwest University Park. Yickets: $5 to $49. Information: 235-GOAL, eplocomotivefc.com, or tickets@eplocomotivefc.com.
• 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13: Phoenix Rising FC
• 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27: Reno 1868 FC

Marco Antonio Solis — The five-time Latin Grammy Award winning Mexican musician presents his “La Historia Continua” 2019 Tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $52-$172; VIP Packages $229-$429 (Ticketmaster).

Video Games Live — El Paso Symphony Orchestra presents the Video Game Multimedia Symphonic Concert Experience at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Plaza Theatre. Includes music from Final Fantasy, Zelda, Mario, Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear Solid, Skyrim, Castlevania, Halo, World of Warcraft, Pokemon and many more. Tickets: $30-$75

The Satin Dolls ‘Sing, Swing and Sizzle!’ The ensemble of entertainment beauties perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Spencer Theater, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M.,
singing and tap-dancing big band classics in a costumed stage show reminiscent of a 1940s USO tour. Tickets: $39-$65. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.

‘Game of Thrones’ at the Zoo — Fans of the HBO series Game of Thrones can watch the final season at El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano Sundays, April 14-May 19. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets: $45 for all six episodes (through March 3); includes commemorative wine glass or beer mug, and a stadium cushion. Admission for individual episodes is $10. Age 18 and older only. Information: 212-0966, elpasozoo.org, or on Facebook at ElPasoZoo.

Henry Kellen Memorial Golf Open — The 2nd annual tournament benefiting the El Paso Holocaust Museum is 9 a.m. Sunday, April 14, at Butterfield Trail Golf Course, 1858 Cottonwoods. Sign up at butterfieldtrailgolf.com/ephm. Information: 351-0048 or elpasoholocaustmuseum.org.

Stop Human Trafficking 5K — El Paso Center for Children and Paso del Norte Center of Hope hosts its fundraising 5K run and 1 mile run/walk at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 14, at Memorial Park Reserve, 3100 Copper. Registration: at raceadventuresunlimited.com; $30 on race day.

‘A Texas Tryptich’ — El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series presents the Youth Collaboration of the Arts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre). Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.

King & Country — The Christian rock band performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, in support of their 3rd studio album, “Burn the Ships.” Tickets: $20-$65; VIP tickets $100 (Ticketmaster).

Lincoln Trio – The 2-Time Grammy nominated Lincoln Trio will close out ElPaso Pro-Musica’s 2018-2019 season wit performances at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. Tickets: $25 ($20 senior/military; $5 students) Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.

Big Bend Gem and Mineral Show — The annual show and sale is April 19-21, at Alpine Civic Center, 801 W. Holland in Alpine, Texas, with door prizes and demonstrations by vendors. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: (432) 729-4526 or moonlightgemstones.com.

Mount Cristo Rey — The mountain trail will be open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Good Friday, April 19. The trail features stops for the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross, as well as shrines to Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady of Guadalupe. The trail is 5 miles round trip. Information: 252-9840.
  People are also invited to walk the trail 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 21.

Tejanos baseball — The Tejanos of El Paso Community College hosts Howard College Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, at the Valle Verde Campus Baseball Field, off Hunter. Both days are doubleheaders beginning at noon. Admission is free. Information: 831-2275 or epcc.edu/athletics.

‘Mamma Mia!’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, presents the hit musical inspired by the music of ABBA April 19-May 12. Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.

‘FRIENDS! The Musical Parody’ — The Off-Broadway hit is 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Plaza Theatre. The comedic musical lovingly pokes fun at TV’s “Friends” celebrating the adventures of a group of 20-something friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan. Recommended for mature audiences. Tickets: $19.50 to $74.50 (Ticketmaster).

‘Party for the Planet and EggstravaganZoo’ — El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, combines its annual Earth Day  and Easter weekend events into one celebration 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21. Information: 212-0966, elpasozoo.org, or on Facebook at ElPasoZoo.

Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Bash — The 18th annual family event, sponsored by Westside Community Church, is noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Francisco Delgado Park, on Imperial Ridge behind Franklin High School. Admission is free. Information: 877-8000, 490-0288 or westsidecommunity.org.

Golden Egg Hunt and April Pools Day — The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will host a Golden Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 20, at Armijo Aquatic Center, 911 S. Ochoa. EAdmission is free. Information: 212-0397 or elpasotexas.gov/parks-and-recreation.

Northeaster Parade — The 41st annual Transmountain Optimist parade is 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, along Dyer Street. This year’s theme is “Sports Eggtravaganza” with the El Paso Rhinos as Grand Marshals. Co-sponsored by Mimbela Contractors. Application information: northeasterparade.wix.com/northeasterparade.

San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society Conference and Dinner — The 28th annual event, “April 1598, Birth of the American Southwest,” is Thursday through Sunday, April 25-28, at the Adobe Horseshoe Theatre, 1500 Main, in the San Elizario District. Conference and workshops are free and open to the  public. Information: 974-7077, 851-1682 or sanelizariogenealogy.com.
  In conjunction with the conference is the 2nd annual Rio Grande Festival  Friday through Sunday of art, culture, history and heritage, with reenactment of Oñate’s historical arrival, a three-day history conference, guided tours, old west shootouts, heritage booths, arts and crafts, live entertainment, food and more.

YWCA Women’s Benefit luncheon — Kendra Scott, entrepreneur and philanthropist known for her jewelry designs, is guest speaker for the 26th annual benefit luncheon 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at El Paso Convention Center, One Civic Center Plaza.  Tickets: $100 ($1,000 tables). Information: 519-0000, womensluncheon@ywcaelpaso.org or ywcaelpaso.org.

Marfa Myths — Mexican Summer and Ballroom Marfa hosts the 6th annual music festival and multidisciplinary cultural program April 25-28 at various venues. Tickets: $220 all-access weekend pass; $45 Sunday show. Daily and individual show tickets are marfamyths.com. Information: (432) 729-3600.

‘Young Frankenstein’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre presents the musical based on the Mel Brooks comedy April 25-May 12. Directed by Susie Ouderkirk. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.

EPSO’s ‘Latin American Tour’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bohuslav Rattay, presents its season finale with mariachi at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 26-27, in the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $16-$45; $9 and $11 for students (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or epso.org. 

UTEP Opera Spring Production — The Opera presents Giacomo Puccini’s act opera “Sister Angelica” and Act II of his “La Boheme” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26 and 28, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission: $12; $8 seniors and military, non-UTEP Students; $3 UTEP students, faculty & staff. Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/opera.

Los Angeles Azules — The internationally popular cumbia sinfonica group performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $40-$125 (Ticketmaster).

El Paso Artists Studio Tour — The 12th annual tour or 18 studio locations is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 27-28 for all artists west of University (West side and Upper Valley), and May 4-5 for all artists east of University Avenue (Downtown, Central, Northeast and Mission Valley) Admission is free. Information: 533-9090. Full studio list and directions online at pleinairpaintersofelpaso.com.

'Dia de los Niños, Dia de los Libros' — The 23rd annual children’s day/book day is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in Washington Park (next to the El Paso Zoo). Various activities, food booths, free books, crafts and more. Admission is free. Information: 543-5468 or elpasolibrary.org.

Run for the Kids Color Run — The 5K color fun benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region is 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Penny Park, 1305 N. Grant, in Silver City. Information: (575) 449-2728. Registration: BBBSMountainRegion.org/ColorRun.

Run/Walk for Autism — Southwest Chapter of the Autism Society of America will host its 11th annual awareness and fundraising 5K run and walk and one-mile family fun walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at EPCC’s Valle Verde Campus, 919 Hunter. Information: 772-9100, autismsocietyep.org or on Facebook at AutismSocietyEP.

St. Pius X Tardeada — The St. Pius X Church’s Colonia Ministry will host a fundraising tardeada to 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 28, the Community Center, 1050 N. Clark, with dancing to oldies, Latin and country music. Bring snacks and food; soft drinks provided. Admission: $10. Information: 757-9395 or stpiusxelpaso.org.

Spartyka Wounded Warrior 5K — Spartyka Nation Apparel hosts the 7th annual USATF-sanctioned 5K run and 1-mile fun walk at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 28, at El Paso Community College, 9570 Gateway North. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

El Paso Senior Games — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s 36th annual games for those age 50 and older run through May 22 at various locations. Registration: $15 for 2 events and t-shirt, plus $5 for each additional event; $45 for all events. Includes t-shirt. Information, registration: 503-6544 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.


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