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August 2018

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

El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team plays home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.Regular game time is 6:35 p.m. weeknights; 7:05 Friday and Saturday and 6:05 p.m. Sunday.
Aug. 1-3: New Orleans Baby Cakes.
Aug. 4-7: Round Rock Express
Aug. 16-19: Las Vegas 51s. Bark at the Park bring your dog day Sunday.
Aug. 21-23: Albuquerque Isotopes. Game time is 6:35 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.
Aug. 31-Sept. 3: Tacoma Rainiers. Game time is 1:05 p.m. Monday.

Stoles — The post-hardcore band’s Our Last Nights on Earth Tour is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at The Perch, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com.

Alfresco! Fridays —
The 16th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.
Aug. 3: Sangre Gitana (rumba, flamenco)
Aug. 10: Fungi Mungle (70s funk, rock)
Aug. 17: Sha-vonne (pop, R&B, rock)
Aug. 24: Radio La Chusma (Latin reggae).

Alto Artists Studio Tour — The artists of the Alto, N.M., area will open their studios for the 15th annual free public tour Aug. 3-5. The self-guided tour features studios and galleries in Alto, Ruidoso and throughout Lincoln County. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: altoartistsstudiotour.com or on Facebook.
  A free public preview party with the artists is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Spencer Theater in Alto, and includes a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, art for sale and musical entertainment. Special guest is artist Michael Hurd.
  Alto is 5 miles north of Ruidoso on Highway 48. The tour route takes visitors through pine forests onto a mesa with views of Sierra Blanca and the Capitans. A brochure with artists’ names and a map of the studio locations is available at Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce, participating studios and all sponsor locations.

Plaza Classic Film Festival — El Paso Community Foundation’s 11th annual classic and ”semi-classic” movie festival returns Aug. 2-12. Screenings are in the Plaza’s Main (Kendle Kidd) Theatre and Philanthropy Theatre. Information: 533-4020 or plazaclassic.com.
  Headlining guest is actress, author and activist Ali MacGraw, who will make an appearance with the screening of the 1970 romantic drama “Love Story,“ at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3; and with the Steve McQueen action “The Getaway,” directed by Sam Peckinpah and filmed largely in El Paso, at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4.
  McGraw will sign autographs 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, in the El Paso Community Foundation’s Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon.

Our Lady of the Light Bazaar — The annual bazaar is Aug. 3-5, at Our Lady of the Light Catholic Church, 4500 Delta, with entertainment food and drink booths with traditional regional foods, family games and more. Hours are 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 532-1757.

Tap & Cork Craft Beer and Wine Fest – Family and MWR Special Events hosts its 2nd annual event Aug. 3-4, at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center. Details to be announced. Information: 588-8247, bliss.armymwr.com or on Facebook at BlissTapAndCork.

Old Lincoln Days — The 78th annual celebration of Lincoln’s Wild West heritage is Aug. 3-5 in Lincoln, N.M., a restored Western town famous for the bloody Lincoln County Wars of 1878 and the escape of Billy the Kid after he was sentenced to die by hanging. The town, maintained by the Lincoln State Monument and Lincoln County Heritage Trust, is on U.S. 380 about 30 minutes from Ruidoso. The event features, vendors, food, living history demonstrations, wagon rides and “Last Escape of Billy the Kid” folk pageant. Information: (575) 653-4372 or billythekidpageant.com or on Facebook.

‘The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, opens its 55th season with the comedy by John Bishop Aug. 3-19. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+, students, military; $9 12 and younger). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
  After three chorus girls were murdered in the Broadway flop “Back Door Slasher,” the creative team assembles to audition for a new show.

Mexican Food Fiesta — The Mexican food event is Saturday, Aug. 4, at San Jacinto Plaza, Downtown, presented by Metro PCS. Details to be announced. Information: 544-9550 or klaq.com.

BD Carefusion 5K — The 5K is Saturday, Aug. 4, at BD Carefusion, 1550 Northwestern. Information: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Socorro (NM) Chile Harvest Triathlon — The USAT-sanctioned 400M swim/20K bike/5K run begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Socorro (N.M.) City Pool. Packet pickup is 6 a.m. on race day at the race site. Registration is $80 ($50 age 23 and younger); $125 for relay ($90 junior teams). Additional $15 for non USAT members. Registration deadline is noon Aug. 1. No race day registration available. Information: (575) 835-8927 or chileharvesttri.com.
  Youth Race for ages 7-16 is 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3. Course length varies with age groups. Cost: $30 ($15 Socorro County youth) through Aug. 3; $30 ($15 Socorro county youth).

Race for the Future — The 5K run and 1-mile walk benefiting Community Partners of El Paso, Inc. and IREM El Paso, is 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at Up & Running, 3233 N. Mesa. Part of the More Than a Marathon series. Registration: $25 through Aug. 3; $30 Aug. 4-5. Information: 760-4533, Ext. 108; registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Music in the Park — The Las Cruces summer concert series is 7 p.m. Sundays at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.
Aug. 5: Remember Then … A Class Act (oldies) and Soul Shine (rock, folk, soul, country).
Aug. 12: Tequila Nights (variety) and Johnny Hernandez Band (variety).
Aug. 19: Reviva (original ska, reggae, world music) and Bubba Kush Band (classic rock).
Aug. 26: C. J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band (zydeco) and Joseph General Band (reggae).

Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Sales — The duo performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, with No Vacation. Tickets: $15-$17.
• Omar Apollo — The multi-instrumentalist performs at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10. Tickets: $12-$14.
• Summer Salt — The Hawaii indie band peforms 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, with The Symposium. Tickets: $12-$15.

‘Tango for a Piano’ — Mexican pianist Astrid Morales and cellist Jason Mooney premier their new masterpiece for cello and piano by renowned tango composer Sonia Possetti at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, as part of the Mexican Cultural Series. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2290 or riograndetheatre.org.

Fiesta de San Lorenzo — The annual fiesta at San Lorenzo Catholic Church in Clint is noon to midnight Friday through Sunday, Aug. 10-12. Admission is free to all events. Information: 851-2255 or sanlorenzocatholicchurch.com.

Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango. SMost events are at 9 p.m. and are 18 and older. Tickets at eventbrite.com. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.
• The Yellowheads — Friday, Aug. 10, with Lina Duran. Tickets: $16.62.
• Josh Butler — Friday, Aug. 17. Tickets: $16.62.

NPC Sun City Regional National Qualifier — The bodybuilding competition is Saturday, Aug. 11, at UTEP’ Magoffin Auditorium. Pre-judging begins at 9:30 a.m., finals at 6 p.m. Tickets: $20 for preliminaries, $30-$40 for finals (Ticketmaster).

Cobblestone Wacky Triathlon — The “triathlon for the non-athletic” is Saturday, Aug. 11, at Elephant Butte Lake State Park, with a five Wacky Task Obstacle Course at 8:30 a.m. preceded by an “unhealthy” breakfast. Tasks include hitting water with a water balloon, and more to be announced. Course follows with an “anything that floats” across the cove (1 to 2 person) event. Registration: (575) 740-1685.

Tailgate 2018 — The annual outdoor concert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises funds for the Flickinger Center. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. on various Saturdays in the upper parking lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Patrons should bring their own food, lawn chair and beverages. Gates open 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Information: (575) 437-2202. Online reservations at flickingercenter.com.
  Single event tickets available for $45 per vehicle. Walk up tickets are $10 ($15 couples).
Aug. 11: Remember Then (’50s and ’60s)
Aug. 25: Bobcats (jazz and blues).

Borderland Roller Derby — A doubleheader is 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano, featuring Viudas vs. Chulas and Diablas vs. Sexies. Tickets: $10; ($7 with valid military ID; $1 for ages 10 and younger; or $8 each for pack of six) at brownpapertickets.com. Information: borderlandrollerderby.com or on Facebook.

‘Jaws’ — The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science presents a free screening of the 1975 blockbuster at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main. Admission is free, and a special guest host will discuss the science versus fiction of the film before the it begins. Doors open at 6 p.m. Information: (575) 522-3120, (575) 541-2290 or las-cruces.org/museums.

Pimpinela — The romantic Argentine duo of Joaquín and Lucía Galán performs at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $48-$110 (Ticketmaster).

San Judas-St. Jude’s bazaar — St. Jude Catholic Church, 4006 Hidden Way (off Doniphan), hosts its 40th annual kermes 5 to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Aug. 17-19, with live music, games, food and more. Admission is free. Information, hours: 584-1095 or on Facebook at StJudeElPaso.

Sofía Nino de Rivera — The Mexican stand-up comic and actress performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $48-$120 (Ticketmaster).

El Paso Pro-Musica Summer Fest — El Paso Pro-Music’s “Cello-bration” summer concert series is Aug. 19-23 featuring performances by Artistic Director Zuill Bailey + 3 Cellos, in a week of family concerts, special events, pop-ups and other events in El Paso and Las Cruces. Ticket information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
  Family concert is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.
  Bailey will perform the National Anthem at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, before the El Paso Chihuahuas game at Southwest University Park.
  Bach’s Lunch “Encore” EPPM 100 is noon Thursday, Aug. 23, at El Paso Museum of Art.
  More events to be announced.

‘Encore! Children’s Arts Engagement Benefit’ — El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza, downtown, and Pro-Musica will host an event celebrating the launch of their new “Encore! initiative to enrich core learning through the arts 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the museum. Event features tours of the Kress Collection, food and drink. Tickets: $100; available at epmadevelopment@elpasotexas.org. Information: 212-0300 or elpasoartmuseum.org.

Davis Mountains Hummingbird Festival — The festival is Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 23-26, in Fort Davis, Texas, with trade show, banding demonstrations, field trips, dinners, workshops, talks, art contest and more. Registration: $125 for full weekend at fortdavis.com. Information: 1-800-524-3015, info@fortdavis.com or on Facebook at DavisHummingbirdCelebration.

War — The funk band War performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, Mescalero, N.M. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

Cristo Rey kermes — The church at 8011 Williamette hosts its Feria del Valle kermes Aug. 24-26. Information: 591-0688.

EPSO Gala — El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s 88th season celebration is Friday, Aug. 24, at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place, with exclusive and private performance of the The Music of Queen. Cocktails at 6:30 p.m.; dinner, music and dancing at 7 p.m. Attire is summer cocktail. Tickets: $150 ($1,500 table for 10); $185 around dance floor ($1,850 table for 10). Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.

Pepe Aguilar y Familia presentan Jaripeo Sin Fronteras — The award-winning Latin superstar Pepe Aguilar performs with special guests at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $71, $91, $126 and $176.50 (Ticketmaster).

The Music of Queen — El Paso Symphony Orchestra presents Windbourne’s Music of Queen 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Plaza Theatre, presented with a full orchestra. Tickets: $30, $45, $60 and $75 (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-2776 or epso.org.
  The ultimate celebration of the legendary rock band features El Paso Symphony Orchestra led by conductor Brent Havens with a full rock and vocals by Brody Dolyniuk

Gen X Summer Tour — The concert with Buckcherry, P.O.D., Lit and Alien Ant Farm begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Information: 860-7777, speakingrock.com or on Facebook.

Yuridia — The Latin pop singer performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Plaza Theatre. After winning second place on the popular Mexican reality show “La Academia,” Yuridia scored major success with her debut album, “La Voz de un Ángel,” selling 1.5 million copies.
Tickets: $42-$92 (Ticketmaster).

St. Mark Church Bazaar — St. Mark Catholic Church, 11700 Pebble Hills, hosts its annual kermes Friday through Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Information: 857-2955 or stmarkcatholicchurch.org.

Minerpalooza 2018 — UTEP’s 28th annual back-to-school bash and pep rally is Friday, Aug. 31, on the UTEP campus, corner. The family friendly event features fall sports teams, games, information booths and appearances by UTEP athletes, along with live entertainment, family activities, and beer and wine garden for 21 and older. Admission is free; food and some activities sold separately. MInformation: 747-5648, minerpalooza.com or on Facebook.

Marfa Lights Festival — The 32nd annual festival that pays tribute to Marfa’s mysterious lights is Friday through Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2 around the Presidio County Courthouse in in Marfa, Texas. Activities over the Labor Day Weekend include food and crafts booths, a main street parade, contests, concerts and street dances in the Presidio Courthouse area. Information: marfacc.com.
  Events begin at 6 p.m. Friday, with vendors beginning at noon Saturday and Sunday. Food and craft vendors, street dances Friday and Saturday nights.

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