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April 2020

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.

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. Information: epcc.edu/Campaigns/spring-arts-festival or on Facebook at EPCCnews.
• Music Society’s Student Ensembles’ Concert is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the Transmountain Forum Theater.
• Senior Adult Program presents “The Marvels of Talent in Our Community,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in the Valle Verde Cafeteria Annex.
• Music Faculty Grand Concert is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 5, at El Paso Museum of Art, One Festival Arts Plaza, with music faculty presenting solo and chamber ensemble works with each other and others from the community.

Las Cruces Space Festival — The 3rd annual celebration of space-related activity and interest in Southern New Mexico and beyond is March 30-April 4, with film screenings, hands-on activities and more. Information: (575) 541-2444, lcspacefestival.com or on Facebook.

‘The Children of Willesden Lane’ — El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center and Congregation B’nai Zion present concert pianist Mona Golabek and the performance program based on her mother’s escape from Nazi-controlled Austria at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the Woman’s Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa. Admission is free, but space is limited. Reservations required at 351-0048 or jamie@elpasoholocaustmuseum.org.

Nick Cannon Presents: MTV Wild 'N Out Live — Cannon brings his wildly popular improv/competition tour, bringing together comedy, variety and game shows, to El Paso at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $22.75-$293.24; VIP packages $175-$495 (TicketMaster).

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook.
• Strawberry Girls, — 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, with Andres, Amarionette, and Dwellings. Tickets: $12; all ages show.
• The Anchor — 7 p.m. Friday, April 3, with Notions. Tickets: $10; all ages show.
• The Casualties — 6 p.m. Saturday, April 4, with Leftover Crack. Tickets: $20.
• Show Me The Body — 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, with Year of The Knife. Tickets: $15.
• The 2nd annual Doomsdaze Festival and Off Road Race is Friday and Saturday, April 10-11. Details to be announced.
• “Devastation on the Nation” Tour is Thursday, April 16, with Wolfheart, Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Abigail Williams and Imperial Triumphant.
• Citizen, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, and Rosie Tucker perform — 7 p.m. Sunday, April 19. Tickets: $18 in advance; $20 day of show.
• Allegaeon — 6 p.m. Thursday, April 23, with Fallujah. Tickets: $20; all ages show.
• WAZP — “The WASP tribute band perform at 8 p.m. Friday, April 24.
• Blitzkid — 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25.

Ana Gabriel — The Latin pop star known as “La Luna de América” brings her “Estamos A Tiempo US Tour” to the Sun City at 8 p.m. Friday, April 3, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $51-$181 Ticketmaster.

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular — The popular laser rock show returns at 8 p.m. Friday, April 3, at the Plaza Theatre. Paramount’s Laser Spectacular has become a cult classic. Tickets: $23-$35 (Ticketmaster).

Trinity Site Tour — White Sands Missile Range. The semiannual tour to the site of the first atom bomb explosion is Saturday, April 4. Admission is free; no reservations required. Information: (575) 678-1134 or wsmr.army.mil.

Relay for Life — The American Cancer Society hosts the annual event 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 18, at Burges High School, 7800 Edgemere. Information: 633-1231 or relay.acsevents.org.
 The Las Cruces event is 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 4, at Las Cruces High School, 1755 El Paseo.

Stuff the Truck — The Salvation Army hosts a housewares and clothing drive 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Barnett Harley Davidson, 8272 Gateway East. Fill the donations truck with gently used household items, furniture, working appliances, and clothing. Information: 565-6532 or salvationarmytexas.org/elpaso.

Women’s Hall of Fame — The El Paso Commission for Women’s annual Hall of Fame induction banquet and ceremonies are noon Saturday, April 4, at El Paso Community Center Administrative Services Center, Building A, 9050 Viscount. Proceeds benefit scholarships for women graduating from high school in El Paso. Ticket information: epcfw.org.

CANCELED: ‘Missa di Gloria’ and “Chichester Psalms’ — El Paso Choral Society and Orchestra presents the Giacommo Puccini and Leonard Bernstein masterpieces at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre, featuring a 110 voice choir, professional orchestra and soloists. Tickets: $10-$45 (Ticketmaster). Information: 259-4999 or epchoralsociety.org.

El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s professional soccer team hosts La Galaxy II at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Southwest University Park. Tickets: $5-$37. Information: 235-GOAL, eplocomotivefc.com or on Facebook.

Kermezaar — The juried arts festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 4-5, at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, featuring art pieces, jewelry, live plants, pottery, artificial flower arrangements, purses, statuary and other decorative items. Food trucks available. Admission: $5 (military $3, under 12 free). Information: 820-2929 or internationalmuseumofart.net.

Springtime Track Invitational — The annual UTEP spring field and track meet is Saturday, April 4, at Kidd Field. The event features men’s and women’s college teams as well as the top qualifying high school athletes from the region. Information: 747-5812 or utepathletics.com.

For El Paso 5K — The 5K race and 1-mile walk is 9 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at Hope City Church, 6115 Woodrow Bean. Regisration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Stop Human Trafficking 5K — The 5K run and 1-mile run/walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at Memorial Park Reserve, 3100 Copper. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

‘Tejano Legends’ — Ruben Ramos headlines the Tex-Mex music style tour with the Mexican Revolution and mariachis at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $42.50 to $62.50(Ticketmaster).

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

March Madness symphony fundraiser — The 23rd annual fundraiser benefiting the El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s education and outreach programs is Monday, April 6, at the El Paso Country Club, featuring the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship finals on wide-screen televisions. Games begin about 7 p.m., pre-game activities and dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets: $110. 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. Team of four: $1,100.

Lowbrow Palace (outdoors) — 1101 Texas. Information: lowbrowpalace.com.
• Tops — The Canadian indie rockers perform at 9 p.m. Monday, April 6. Tickets: $16.
• Sasha Sloan — The singer, songwriter performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, with Cyn. Tickets: $18 ($63 meet and greet).
• The Cheers Tour featuring hip hop artists Grieves and The Holdup is 8 p.m. Sunday, April 19. Tickets: $20 ($75 VIP).
• Camilo Séptimo — The Mexican indie artists perform 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25, with Elsa y El Mar. Tickets: $25.
• The Garden — The electro punk duo performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, with George Clanton. Tickets: $16.

Lowbrow Palace
(outdoors) — 1101 Texas. Information: lowbrowpalace.com.
• Tops — The Canadian indie rockers perform at 9 p.m. Monday, April 6. Tickets: $16.
• Sasha Sloan — The singer, songwriter performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, with Cyn. Tickets: $18 ($63 meet and greet).
• The Cheers Tour featuring hip hop artists Grieves and The Holdup is 8 p.m. Sunday, April 19. Tickets: $20 ($75 VIP).
• Camilo Séptimo — The Mexican indie artists perform 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25, with Elsa y El Mar. Tickets: $25.
• The Garden — The electro punk duo performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, with George Clanton. Tickets: $16.

‘Les Misérables’ — Broadway in El Paso presents Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of the Tony-winning musical based on the book by Victor Hugo April 7-12, at the Plaza Theatre. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $47.50-$87.50 (Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111 or visitelpaso.com/broadway.

Love Buzz — 3011 Pershing. Information: 257-3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915.
• Singer-songwriter Angélica Rahe performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, with Soft Glas and Jake Sherman. Tickets: $7.
• Beauty Queen “Sweet Memory Tour” is 10 p.m. Saturday, April 11.

‘Baby Shark Live!’ — Pinkfong and Round Room Live’s new concert experience is Thursday, April, 9, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, as part of its North American Tour. Tickets: $29.50-$59.50 (Ticketmaster).

Carlos Mencia — The superstar standup comic and creator of Comedy Central’s “Mind of Mencia” performs April 9-11 at the Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $32; VIP; $42-$52. Information: 779-LAFF (5233), elpasocomicstrip.com or Facebook.

Ozuna Nibiru World Tour — The reggaeton and trap singer performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $33-$293; VIP packages are $299-$549 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-9899.

Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue — The hit Nickelodeon show “Paw Patrol” presents its live stage show April 10-12, at El Paso County Coliseum. Showtime is 6 p.m. Friday, 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $23-$56; VIP first three row tickets; $102 (Ticketmaster).

March Against Child Abuse — The 7th annual walk to raise awareness and prevention of child abuse 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at Cleveland Square, 510 N. Santa Fe. Participation is free. Information: project-chance.org or on Facebook.

Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Bash — The 20th annual family event, sponsored by Westside Community Church, is noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Francisco Delgado Park, on Imperial Ridge behind Franklin High School. The event includes thousands of eggs, family activities, Easter Bunny and entertainment. Admission is free. Information: 877-8000, 490-0288 or westsidecommunity.org.

4928 Peter John Herrera Memorial Run — The inaugural 8K Run/Walk is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

‘Jungle Book’— The internationally touring State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara, presents the classic tale Saturday, April 11, with performances by local ballet students, at the Flickinger Center for Performing Art, 1110 New York, in Alamogordo. Tickets: $19, $32, $40. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.

Midland — The country bands performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Pueblo Rd. All ages show. Information: 860-7777, speakingrock.com or on Facebook.

Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — 108 Spencer Road (off Airport Hwy 220) in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
• The Haggard Brothers: Tribute To Merle Haggard — Sons Ben and Noel Haggard perform with Merle’s longtime band, The Strangers, at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 11. Tickets: $39-$69.
• The Brothers Four — The pioneers in the folk music revival perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25. Tickets: $39-$59.

El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team plays home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Opening night is Tuesday, April 14, vs. Las Vegas Aviators. Game times are 7:05 p.m. (1:05 p.m. Sundays.
April 14-16: Las Vegas Aviators. Game time 11:05 a.m. Wednesday.
April 17-20: Salt Lake Bees. Game time 11:05 a.m. Monday.
April 29-May 3: Tacoma Rainiers.

El Paso Nuevo Siglo Drama Festival — The festival will offer a range of plays April 15-20 at the Chamizal National Memorial Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 532-7273, nps.gov/cham or nuevosiglo-elpaso.org.

Carlos Ballarta — One of Mexico’s most popular comedians performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets: $35-$75 (TicketMaster).

El Paso Comic Con — William Shatner and Michael Rooker are among the special guests April 17-19, 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. Tickets: $20 Preview Night Friday, $35 Saturday, $30 Sunday. Weekend passes are $65 ($150 VIP). Ticketmaster or elpasocomiccon.com. Information: (575) 405-0461.

‘Titanic The Musical’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building presents the Tony Award Winner for Best Musical April 17-May 3. Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.

Walk for Wishes — Hospitals of Providence, Hospitals of Providence Children’s Hospital and Southwest University host the 5th annual walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Fountains at Farah, benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation. Registration: walkforwisheselpaso.org.

Brew at the Zoo — The El Paso Zoological Society’s benefit is 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano. Tickets are $50 in advance (by April 14) or $60 at the door. Designated Driver tickets are $35. Age 21 and older only. Tickets at webstore1.centaman.net. Information: 212-0245, elpasozoosociety.org.

Hearts for Autism — The 5K run and 1-mile fun/run walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at Sunland Park Sports Complex, 4700 McNutt. Register at raceroster.com

Run for the Fallen — The noncompetitive 5K and 1-mile run/walk is 9 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Fort Bliss Field of Honor. Register at raceroster.com. Information: 744-5785.

El Paso Roller Derby — The opening home bout of the season are Saturday, April 18, at Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad, featuring Tex Pistols vs. Mexico City, and Beast Mode vs. Crash Test Dollies. First bout begins at 6 p.m., second at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $5 for military (active and vet only); free for age 10 and younger with paying adult. Information: (623) 285-4670, eprollerderby.com, or on Facebook at eprollerderby.

JackRabbit Classic — The 20th annual trail race is 8 a.m. Sunday, April 19, at Franklin Mountains State Park’s Tom Mays Unit. Four and 8-mile trail options available. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

‘Recording Moving Studios’ - El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series presents the work written by Adry Love and directed by Diego Muniz at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 19, , at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre). Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.

Luke Combs — The ACM, CMA and CMT Award-winning artist brings his “What You See Is What You Get Tour” Tuesday, April 21, to the NMSU Pan American Center in Las Cruces, with special guests Ashley McBryde and Drew Parker. Tickets begin at $29.50 (Ticketmaster).

ZZ Top — Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers’ “Celebration with ZZ Top” tour is 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $49.75 to $149.75 (Ticketmaster).

San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society Conference and Dinner — The 29th annual event, “April 1598, Birth of the American Southwest,” is Thursday through Sunday, April 23-26, in the San Elizario District. Conference and workshops are free and open to the public. Information: 851-1682 or SanElizarioHistoricDistrict.org.
 The 34th annual Rio Grande Festival of art, culture, history and heritage, April 24-26, 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 — Award-winning actress Laura Linney is guest speaker for the 27th annual benefit luncheon 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 23, at El Paso Convention Center, One Civic Center Plaza. Tickets: $100 ($1,000 tables). Information: 519-0000, womensluncheon@ywcaelpaso.org or ywcaelpaso.org.

‘Jersey Boys’ — The Tony and Grammy Award winning story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at NMSU’s Pan American Center in Las Cruces. Tickets: $35-$69 (Ticketmaster).

EPSO’s ‘Gershwin at the Piano’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra closes its season with guest pianist Kevin Cole at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, in the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $16-$45; $9 and $11 for students (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.

‘Into the Beautful North’ — The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance presents the Karen Zacarias play based on the novel by Luís Alberto Urrea April 24-May 3, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre, as part of the NEA: Big Read El Paso. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, as well as 2:30 p.m. matinees Sundays. Tickets: $12-$18 (all tickets $10 April 24). Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.
 A Big Read Kick off event is 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Dorris Van Doren Library, 551 Redd.
 A free Meet the Author event with Luis Alberto Urrea is 6 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the Wise Family Theatre.

One-Act Play Festival — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall, Las Cruces, hosts its one-act showcase Friday through Sunday, April 24-26, featuring original works by area playwrights and directors. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.

El Paso Artists Studio Tour — The 13th annual tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 25-26 (Eastside, Northeast, Downtown and Mission Valley, and May 2-3 (West Side and Upper Valley). Sponsored by Hal Marcus Gallery and El Paso Scene. Admission is free; refreshments offered at each studio. Information: 533-9090 or pleinairpaintersofelpaso.com.

Escamilla’s Fine Art Gallery — 1445 Main Street Suite B1-2, San Elizario. The gallery 10th anniversary celebration is 1- a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 25-26. Live music, appetizers and refreshments. Information: 851-0742 or albertoescamilla.com

Animal Rescue League’s ‘Dinner with Friends’ — The 25th anniversary fundraising gala is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing. Tickets: $75. Information: 877-5002 or info@arlep.org. Web: arlep.org.

Sun City Craft Beer Festival — The celebration of craft beer is 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday April 25-26, at the El Paso Convention Center. Age 21 and older only. Information at at suncitycraftbeerfest.com.

‘Mighty Mujer’ Triathlon — The all-female sprint and supersprint events begin 6:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25 in the Memorial Park area. Registration at raceelpaso.com/mighty-mujer.

Nitro Circus — The stunt group’s “You Got This” tour is 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Southwest University Park. Tickets at southwestuniversitypark.com. Information at nitrocircus.com.

Spartyka Wounded Warrior 5K — The 8th annual USATF-sanctioned 5K run and 1-mile fun walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, April 26, at El Paso Community College Transmountain Campus, 9570 Gateway North. RRegistration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

First Tee Benefit Tournament — First Tee of Greater El Paso hosts its 7th annual fundraising golf tournament at 1 p.m. Monday, April 27, at El Paso Country Club. Cost: $150 per player; $600 per team. Information: 252-6511 or firstteegreaterelpaso.org.

Celtic Woman: Celebration — The 15th anniversary tour of the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum international music group is 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the Plaza Theatre, celebrating Ireland and the Celtic heritage through traditional Irish anthems, pop standards and original music. Tickets: $29.25-$150.00 (Ticketmaster).
EPCC Tejano Film Festival — EPCC Mass Communications Department’s 8th annual film festival is 6 to 9 p.m. p.m. Thursday, April 30, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 250 Monticello. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Information: M (817) 946-1541 or mhead@epcc.edu.

Kane Brown — The contemporary country singer and 2018’s CMT’s Artist of the Year performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with guests Chris Lane and Russell Dickerson. Tickets: $52-$170 (Ticketmaster). VIP experiences available.

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