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March 2017

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Green Day — The iconic modern punk band brings their “Revolution Radio” tour to El Paso at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at El Paso County Coliseum, with opening act Against Me! Tickets: $26.50 and $61.50 (Ticketmaster).

Adal Ramones — The Mexican comedian and TV host brings his act back to El Paso at 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $39.50, $49.50, $59.50 and $69.50 (Ticketmaster).
  Ramones is most known for hosting the popular TV show “Otro Rollo,” one of the most successful programs on Mexican TV. It was televised in 53 countries and welcomed guests such as Ricky Martin, Britney Spears, Thalia, Elton John and others.

Maluma — The reggaeton artist brings his World Tour 2017 to the borderland at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $60.50 to $126.50 (Ticketmaster).

‘Birth of the Beat’ — Showtime! El Paso presents a celebration of the blues, Broadway, jazz, movie musicals and more at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. “Birth of the Beat” takes the audience on a musical journey through the cities where these American genres were born. Tickets: $30; general admission ($10 students). Information: 544-2022 or showtimeelpaso.com.
  From the show-stopping sounds of Broadway to the record label that put Detroit on the map for music…Motown! To the Country sounds of “Music City” (Nashville) and to the “Big Easy” (New Orleans) with its historical, vibrant sounds of jazz, the audience will experience and celebrate the musical style for which the area is renowned.

‘The Illusionists’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the spectacular showcase of the most incredible illusionists on earth at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at The Plaza Theatre. This show has shattered box office records across the globe. Tickets: $47.50 and $72.50(Ticketmaster).

The Moth in El Paso — Public radio’s “The Moth” presents “Eyewitness: The Moth in El Paso,” a live storytelling program, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at the Scottish Rite Temple, 301 W Missouri. Hosted by Peter Aguero with  stories by Nestor Gomez and Martha Ruiz-Perilla, and El Paso's own Tuff Hedeman, Robert Holguin and Rosa Guerrero. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission: $20. Information: 917-974-0022 or themoth.org.
 The Moth presents true, personal stories by luminaries in the arts and sciences, as well as others ranging from an astronaut and undertaker to a voodoo priestess and a retired NYPD detective. Each show is composed of simple, old-fashioned storytelling on thoroughly modern themes, told live on stage, without notes.
  The Moth Radio Hour is heard on over 450 public radio stations nationwide and podcast is downloaded 44 million times a year.

‘Tejano Legends’ — Little Joe headlines the Tex-Mex music style tour with special guest Tejano Music Award winner Raulito Navaira is Saturday, March 11, at the Plaza Theatre. Little Joe presents a never-performed show in the El Paso area, with other Tejano music legends. Tickets: $27.50, $37.50 and $67.50 (Ticketmaster). Information: Elpasolive.com.

Skillet — The hard rock band’s “Unleashed Tour 2017” is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso, with Sick Puppies and Devour the Day. Tickets: $27.50 to $32. Information: 351-9909. Online tickets at trickyfalls.com and ticketfly.com.
  The quartet has cemented its place has one of the 21st century’s most successful rock bands. Selling more 11 million units worldwide, Skillet has received two Grammy nominations and won a Billboard Music Award for the
platinum-certified “Awake.” Their double-platinum single “Monster” was the eighth most streamed rock song of 2015 with a total of 57 million plays (and counting) on Spotify, and earning the distinction of becoming “the best-selling digital single in the history of Christian music.”

Banda MS — The Latin Grammy winners performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $50 and $75 (Ticketmaster).

Neko Case — The singer performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso, in support of her latest release, “The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You.” Tickets: $33.50-$43.50. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.

‘Roy Orbison’ Dinner and Concert Tribute — Showtime! El Paso hosts its 4th annual fundraising dinner and concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at El Paso Community College’s Administrative Service Center’s Auditorium, 9050 Viscount, Building A. Mark Barnett performs a tribute for the late Roy Orbison in “Revisiting the Orbison Years.” Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $50; available at showtimeelpaso.com. Information: 544-2022 or showtimeelpaso@mail.com.

Bill Maher — The “politically incorrect” comic returns to El Paso at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $56.50 to $91.50 (Ticketmaster).
  For more than 20 years, Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. As the host of “Politically Incorrect,” and for the last 14 years as host of HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher has garnered 38 Emmy nominations. He won an Emmy in 2014 as executive director of the HBO series “Vice.”
  His swipe at organized religion, “Religulous,” became the 8th highest grossing documentary of all time.

Elton John — The pop superstar’s first El Paso performance in ten years is 8 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at Don Haskins Center with “Wonderful Crazy Night Tour.” Tickets: $32.75 to $142.75 (Ticketmaster).
  One of the most successful artists on the road today, Elton and his band perform his much-loved classic songs such as “Your Song,” “Rocket Man,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” and more.
  The monumental career of international singer/songwriter and performer Elton John spans five decades. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time with 38 gold records and 31 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. John holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind ‘97,” which sold over 37 million copies. Since his career began in 1970 he has played over 4,000 concerts worldwide in more than 80 countries.

Newsboys — The Christian pop band’s “Love Riot” Tour is 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $25-$100 (Ticketmaster).
  The band started over 20 years ago in Australia, and has since earned four Dove Awards and four Grammy nominations. They were featured in both “God’s Not Dead” movies.

Blink 182 — The pop punk favorites perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at NMSU’s Pan American Center, with special guest The Naked and Famous. Tickets: $36.50, $46.50 and $52.50.(Ticketmaster). NMSU students eligible for discount.
  Having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide (with more than 13 million of those in the United States alone), Blink 182’s second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, “California,” was released in 2016.
  Indie electronic band The Naked and Famous’s music has been featured in Pitch Perfect, Grey’s Anatomy, True Blood, Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, Degrassi, and the FIFA 12 video game.

Chicago
— The legendary rock band and El Paso favorite returns at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at the Plaza Theatre with opening band JD & The Straight Shot. Tickets: $49.50-$89.50 (Ticketmaster).
  Self-described as the “rock ‘n’ roll band with horns,” Chicago celebrates their 50th anniversary this year, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 after receiving their first nomination.
  First known as Chicago Transit Authority, the band’s first album was a double-disk debut that sold over 1 million copies its first year. The band has sold 100 million more albums since then.
  The Americana band JD & The Straight Shot, featuring vocalist/guitarist Jim Dolan, is working on an album due out in 2017, with the first single “I Know, You Know, I Know.”

Cristian Castro — The Grammy-nominated Mexican vocalist performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at El Paso County Coliseum, with Aleks Syntek Tickets: $49.50 to $125.00 (Ticketmaster).
  Castro, often referred to as “El Gallito Feliz” (the Happy Little Rooster), has performed with a variety of artists including Michael Jackson, Luis Miguel, Carlos Santana, Ricky Martin and Julio Iglesias.

Yuridia — The Latin pop singer performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $42-$110 (Ticketmaster).
  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.

Michael McDonald — The five-time Grammy winner performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the Plaza Theatre. His works range from ‘70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as “What A Fool Believes” and solo hits like “I Keep Forgettin’” through two highly-acclaimed Motown albums, genre-busting guest spots and innovative concept shows. Tickets: $38 to $85. (Ticketmaster).
 
In the early 1970s, McDonald became an integral part of the sound of Steely Dan, singing background vocals on FM staples like “Black Friday” and “Peg.” In the mid ‘70s, McDonald joined The Doobie Brothers, helping the band redefine their funky R & B sound as a singer, keyboardist and songwriter on such Top 40 singles as “Takin’ It To The Streets,” “It Keeps You Runnin’,” “Minute By Minute” and “What A Fool Believes.”
  During the ‘80s and ‘90s, his solo career zoomed from success to success on the wings of evergreen hits like “Sweet Freedom,” “On My Own” (a duet with Patti LaBelle) and the Grammy-winning duet with James Ingram “Yah Mo B There.”

21 Savage — The Atlanta rapper’s “Issa Tour” stops at El Paso Thursday, April 6, at El Buchanan’s Event Center, 11540 Pellicano. Also performing are Young M.A. , Tee Grizzley and Young Nudy. Tickets: $30 to $130. Available at toozany.com.

‘Hijas de su Madre’ — Ariane Pellicer stars in the Spanish language comedy at 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, at the Plaza Theatre. The play is about a married man with many mistresses; all of whom are trying to kill him for his money. Also starring Sana Dosamantes, Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Aylin Mujica, Lourdes Munguia, Marisa del Portillo and Anna Silveti. Tickets: $39.50 and $69.50 (Ticketmaster).

Garth Brooks — The country music superstar and 2016 CMA Entertainer of the Year returns to Las Cruces for the first time in 21 years for a five-show run as part of his World Tour at 7 p.m. Friday and 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 7-9, at NMSU’s Pan American Center, with guest Trisha Yearwood. Garth Brooks is America’s No. 1 selling solo artist. Tickets: $74.98 (Ticketmaster); 8 ticket limit. Information: (575)646-1420.
  Brooks originally was scheduled for one show on April but an unprecedented avalanche of ticket sales led to four shows being added within hours after tickets first went on sale.
  Brooks has broken his Las Cruces sales record with this show selling more than 39,000 tickets in under 40 minutes.

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Ovo’ — The Cirque du Soleil brings its newest touring arena show April 12-16 at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $35, $95 and $145 (Ticketmaster, UTEP Ticket Center). Information: 747-5234.
  Ovo, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a nonstop riot of energy and movement.
  When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual.

Sesame Street Live ‘Elmo Makes Music’ — The Sesame Street Live annual Easter week shows are April 14-16 at the Plaza Theatre. Presented by VEE Corporation. Showtimes are 2 and 6:30 p.m. Friday, 10:30, 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15-$35(Ticketmaster); all children over age 1 must purchase ticket. Information: 1-800-745-3000 or sesamestreetlive.com.
  VIP “Sunny Seat” packages available with pre-show activities and photo ops. Meet and Greet activities are one hour before showtime; cameras welcome.
  When the music teacher’s instruments go missing, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and more come to the rescue and discover instruments they never knew existed. Children learn that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together.

The 1975 — The UK art-pop quartet brings their North American tour to El Paso at 8 p.m. Friday, April 21, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $44.95 to $59.95 (Ticketmaster).
  The band is nominated for two Brit Awards and their current single, “Somebody Else,” is Top 10 at Modern Rock Radio, while the video has racked up more than 16 million views.

‘Olé’ — Showtime! El Paso closes its season with the globetrotting, award-winning flamenco comedy trio at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. The group offers a unique combination of frantic slapstick, dueling guitars and virtuoso musicianship. The fast-paced, interactive performance is fun for the whole family. Tickets: $30; general admission. Information: 544-2022 or showtimeelpaso.com.

Shen Yun 2017 — The celebration of the Chinese culture through music and dance is 3 and 8 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at The Plaza Theatre, featuring 5000 years of Chinese culture, athletic classical Chinese dance, a groundbreaking East-West orchestra with an elaborate backdrop and setting. Tickets: $70-$120. Information: 1-800-380-8265 or ShenYun.com/El-Paso.

2017 Worship Night In America Tour — Grammy winner Chris Tomlin headlines the tour that “Seeks to Unite the Church in Worship and Prayer” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, featuring Big Daddy Weave, Phil Wickham, Zach Williams, Mosaic MSC and Jason Barton. Ticket: $15, $19.75, $28.75, $38.75 and $69.75 (Ticketmaster).
  Tomlin’s 11th studio album, “Never Lose Sight,” recently debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart. The album features the single “Good Good Father.” In 2016, Tomlin was honored as the fourth recipient of the SoundExchange Digital Radio Award, recognizing more than 1 billion digital radio plays.

Paloma and Di Blasio —Argentinean Latin jazz pianist Raul Di Blasio and Spanish singer Paloma San Basilio perform together for the first time in their “Tal Como Somos Tour” that sings to love and friendship at 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $79.50 and $149.50 (Ticketmaster).

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ — Broadway in El Paso presents Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical for 15 performances May 3-14, at the Plaza Theatre. Music by Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart, and book by Webber and Richard Steilgoe. Tickets: $32.50, $47.50, $52.50, $67.50, $75, $82.50, and $90 (Ticketmaster). Information: 10800-745-3000.
  Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, and Tuesday through Thursday, May 9-11; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4; 8 p.m. Fridays, May 5 and 12; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, May 6 and 13; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7; and 1 p.m. Sunday, May 14.
  The original production won seven Tony Awards in 1988, including Outstanding Musical. Hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before,” this production boasts the show’s legendary chandelier, new scenic and lighting designs, new staging and choreography.

La Oreja de Van Gogh — The Latin pop band’s “Planeta Imaginario Tour” is 8 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. The group has sold more than 8 million records worldwide with hits like “Rosas,” “Mi vida sin ti,” “La Playa” and more. Tickets: $38-$120 (Ticketmaster).

Gabriel Iglesias — The “fluffy” comedian’s “FluffyMania World Tour: 20 Years of Comedy” is 8 p.m. Friday, May 19, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Age 7 and older admitted. Tickets: $30-$70 (Ticketmaster).
  VIP experience available with Meet and Greet, autographed item and VIP lanyard.

Band of Horses — The American rock band performs 7 p.m. Monday, May 22, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. All ages show. Tickets: $30 in advance; $32 at the door (ticketfly.com).
  Band of Horses formed in 2004 in Seattle by Ben Bridwell. The band has released five studio albums’ the most successful of which is 2010’s Grammy-nominated “Infinite Arms.”

Neon Desert Music Festival — Early bird tickets are on sale for the 7th annual music festival 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28, 2017 on three stages in Downtown El Paso, from Cleveland Square to San Jacinto Plaza. Details to be announced. Tickets: $99-$250; online at neondesertmusicfestival.com.

Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson — Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at the Plaza Theatre. The concerts feature a solid collection of the best-known Tull repertoire from 1968 to date. Tickets; $39.95 to $99.50 (Ticketmaster).
  Fans will recognize the key songs from various albums - songs that put Jethro Tull and Ian Anderson on the map in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s - with most of them accompanied by big screen HD video elements to enhance the concert experience.
  Favorites include: “Dharma For One” in 1968, “Bourée,” “Nothing Is Easy,” “A New Day Yesterday,” “Living In The Past,” “Aqualung,” “Locomotive Breath,” “My God,” “Aqualung” and on through to “Thick As A Brick” and material from the albums of the next three decades.

‘Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella’ — The Broadway in El Paso series closes its season with the Tony-winning Broadway musical Tuesday, June 6, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $47.50 and $75 (Ticketmaster).
  The musical from the creators of “The Sound of Music” and “South Pacific” features a full orchestra, spectacular transformations and such classic moments as the glass slipper, the masked ball and more, plus some surprising new twists. Songs include “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago.”

Journey — The classic rock legends perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with special guest Asia. Tickets: $42-$586; VIP packages range from $243-$344(Ticketmaster).

Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzman — The Latin pop-rock divas perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $59.50, $79.50, $99.50, $125 and $150 (Ticketmaster).
  Gloria Trevi is known as the “Supreme Diva of Mexican Pop,” with hits like “Pelo Suelto” and “Todos Me Miran.”
  Guzman, a Grammy nominees and winner of a Latin Grammy, is known as the “Mexican Queen of Rock.”

Guns N’ Roses — One of the biggest rock bands of the ‘90s brings its “Not in this Lifetime” Tour to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Their last appearance in the area was in 1992 at Las Cruces’ Aggie Memorial Stadium. Tickets: $62 to $743. VIP packages are $568-$1,244.
  Formed in 1985, the band consists of rock legends lead vocalist Axl Rose and lead guitarist Slash, along with Duff McKagan, Dizzy Reed, Frank Ferrer and Melissa Reed.


Venues & series

Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Doors open one hour prior to show time. Concerts are all ages, unless otherwise listed. Surcharge for ages under 21. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Medvedi — The rock band performs at 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, with Sorrytown, Glitter Tacos, Nico & the Silent Films. Age 18 and older admitted. Admission is free.
• Sam Z Album Release Party — The release party is 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, with Rose. Golden, Frythm, Boomkat. Admission: $3.
• The Chamanas — El Paso band, 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, with Groves, Great Shapes, Dirty Souls. Admission is free.
• Mykki Blanco — The rapper and performance artist performs Friday, March 10, with Cakes Da Killa. Tickets: $15-$17.
• Super Tour is Cousin Stizz — The hip-hop tour with Super Duper Kyle and Cousin Stizz is 10 p.m. Friday, March 12. Tickets: $15.• The RumJacks — Sydney folk punk band, 10 p.m. Saturday, March 11. Admission is free.
• Summer Cannibals — The Portland rock band performs at 9 p.m. Monday, March 13, with The Regrettes, Drinking Flowers. Admission is free.
• Xenia Rubinos — The vocalist performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, with Madeline Kenney. Admission is free.
• Frontera Bugalu — The local band performs at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, with Radio La Chusma and Dulce Mal. Admission: $5.
• MC Lars — American rapper, producer, writer, cartoonist, 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, with Mega Ran and Big O. Admission is free.
• Norma Jean — Metalcore band, at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 23, with He Is Legend, Capsize and Comrades. Tickets: $18-$20.
• It Loves It Breathes, Avion Roe — Electroncore band and American rock band, 10 p.m. Friday, March 24, with Ghost Parade. Tickets: $13-$15.
• Horse The Band — The metalcore-influenced band performs 9 p.m. Monday, March 27, with Infinity Shread and Graf Orlock. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Polyphia — The instrumental progressive metal band performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, with Jason Richardson and Covert. Tickets: $13-$15.
• Generationals — American new wave duo, 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, with Raindeer. Tickets: $10-$12.
• The Orwells — The rock band performs 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 4. Tickets: $19-$21.
• Acid Mothers Temple — The “freak-out” group of the 21st century performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, April 8, with Babylon. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears — the American blues, funk and soul artist performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, April 15. Tickets: $13-$15.
• San Fermin — The indie rock band performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 29, with Low Roar. Tickets: $12 ($66.14 VIP).
• Deerhunter — Rock band, 9 p.m. Sunday, April 30. Tickets: $15-$17.
• Kilter — Electronic rock group, 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 10. Tickets: $14-$15.
• Super Tour is Cousin Stizz — The hip-hop tour with Super Duper Kyle and Cousin Stizz is 10 p.m. Friday, May 12. Tickets: $15.

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. All shows are all-ages, unless listed otherwise. Listings also cover shows in The Perch (former Bowie Feathers location). Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.
  Advance tickets for some shows available at Tricky Falls or The Perch, All That Music and Video, Eloise and 7th Layer.
• Memphis May Fire — The metal band performs at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, with blessthefall, The Color Morale, Sylar, Bad Seed and Rising. Tickets: $19-$21.
• Sick Life Album Release Party — The ghetto metal band performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 4, with Benny Saint, Young Paper Chasers, Jayoh, Young L, Callin Bluffs Ent, Gemini Jayy. Admission: $10.
• Chastity Belt — Indie rock band, 9 p.m. Sunday, March 12, with Lisa Prank. Tickets: $5.
• Alex Wiley’s Stoner Symphony Tour — The rapper performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at The Perch, with Kembe X. Tickets: $10.
• Dance Gavin Dance — California post-hardcore band, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, with Chon with Eidola, and Vasudeva. Tickets: $19-$22.
• Skillet — The hard rock band’s “Unleashed Tour 2017” is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, with Sick Puppies and Devour the Day. Tickets: $27.50 to $32. See separate listing.
• Cattle Decapitation — The death metal band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, March 17, with Allegaeon, Necromancing The Stone. Tickets: $17-$20.
• Neko Case — The singer performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 18, in support of her latest release, “The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You.” Tickets: $33.50-$43.50
• Pouya + Fat Nick — The rap “Drop Out of School” Tour is 8 p.m. Sunday, March 26, with Ghostemane, WYBMF and Flexatelli. Tickets: $20.
• Jarabe de Palo — Spanish rock group, 8 p.m. Monday, April 3. Tickets: $35-$40.
• Of Montreal — Experimental rock band, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 8. Tickets: $20-$25.
• Chicano Batman — The rock band performs Wednesday, April 12, with Sadgirl and The Shacks. Tickets: $17-$20.
• The Wailers — Legendary reggae band, 8 p.m. Friday, April 14, with Radio La Chusma. Tickets: $20-$22.
• Conor Oberst — The American singer-songwriter performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18, with Phoebe Bridgers. Tickets: $27.
• Band of Horses — American rock band, 7 p.m. Monday, May 22. Tickets: $30-$32.
• Suffocation — Death metal band, 8 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at Revocation and Withered. Tickets: $17-$20.

Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
  Pre-show buffets begin two hours prior to show; cost is $20.
  Performances are at 7 p.m.
• ‘In the Mood’ — The 1940s musical revue is Friday, March 10, with lush arrangements, era-perfect costumes and choreography. Tickets: $39-$79.
• Altan — The evening of Irish music is Saturday, March 18. These Irish virtuosos weave harmony and counterpoint into their reels and jigs on guitar, fiddles, accordion, tin whistles and even bouzouki. Tickets: $39-$79.
• Gentri — The classical-pop crossover trio of vocalists and Broadways stars present their “Cinematic Pop” sound Saturday, April 1. Tickets: $39-$79.
• ‘Greater Tuna’ — The popular Texas spoof on small town life is Tuesday, April 11. Directed at the Spencer by co-creator and Tuna star Jaston Williams. Tickets: $39-$79.
• Drew Thomas Magic — The illusionist performs Friday, April 21. Thomas uses ordinary objects like power tools and spray paint in fresh, electrifying magic. A finalist on “America’s Got Talent,” Drew has entertained more than 100 million+ worldwide. Tickets: $39-$89.
• The New Mexichords — The chorus closes the season Saturday, May 13. More than 30 men compose this award-winning barbershop chorus and chapter quartets that sing a capella harmonies. Tickets: $25-$39.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older admitted. Showtime is 8 p.m., unless listed otherwise. Tickets sold through Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Three Dog Night — The classic rock band performs Saturday, March 11. Tickets: $20-$45.
• Daughtry — The later rock band led by Chris Daughtry performs Friday, March 17. Tickets: $35-$120.
• Dokken — The metal legends perform Saturday, March 18, with special guest Lita Ford. Tickets: $30-$65.
• 38 Special — The classic rock band performs at 7 p.m. Friday, April 7. Tickets: $25-$50.
• Jon Pardi — The county singer performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8, with Aaron Watson. Tickets: $25-$50.
• For King and Country — The Christian rock band performs Thursday, April 27. Tickets: $20-$55.

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
• ‘Alamogordo to Ireland, via Alaska’ — The New Mexico St. Patrick’s Day Party featuring Alaska’s Fiddlin’ Poet, Ken Waldman is at 7 p.m. Friday, March 17. Waldman is joined by friends and musical guests including Steve Smith, Tim May. Russ Bradburd, and Bayou Seco with Ken Keppeler and Jeanie McLerie, and Scott Mathis and Linda Askew. Tickets: $15, $25 and $35.
• Carl Bernstein and Marilyn Priddy present an evening of jazz, blues, classical and bluegrass originals at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23. Tickets: $9 ($4 children)
• Masters of Soul is 7 p.m. Monday, March 27. The audience will take the ultimate stroll down memory lane with the incredible harmonies and smooth moves made famous by many of the greatest recording acts. Tickets: $16, $26 and $36.
  • Taj Express — The Bollywood Musical Revue is 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. Taj Express captures the vibrant, expressive spirit of the Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations. Audiences take a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society via a fusion of film, dance, and music. Tickets: $25, $35 and $45.
  Other performances:
• COPE Benefit is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 4. Tickets: $15.
• GCRMC Auxiliary presents the Flying J Wranglers at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 25.
• Desert High Classic Bodybuilding Competition is Saturday, April 8.
Alamogordo Music Theatre’s spring performance is April 21-29. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Show title to be announced. Tickets: $10. Information: alamogordomusictheatre.org.
Academy Jazz and Tap Time perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6.
• Academy of Ballet perform their spring show at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 12-13.

NM Tech Performing Arts Series — Performances are 7:30 p.m. at New Mexico Tech’s Macey Center in Socorro, N.M. All seats general admission. Information: nmtpas.org.
• Cirque Ziva — The breathtaking display of Chinese acrobats, contortions, dance and comedy is Tuesday, March 7. Tickets: $20 ($18 seniors; $10 youth).
• The free Presidential Chamber Music Series hosted by violinist Willy Sucre presents La Catrina Quartet Monday, March 20.
• Shall We Dance, Socorro — Local and professional dancers are paired Friday, March 24, along with a gala show by top ballroom performers. Tickets: $20 ($18 seniors; $10 youth).
• U.S. Army Band & Chorus — The 94-member concert band and chorus performs classical, marches, jazz and Broadway music Friday, April 21. Admission is free.
• Leela Gilday Band — The award winning singer-songwriter and Dene Nation member from the Northwest Territories closes the season Friday, April 28. Tickets: $16 ($14 seniors; $8 youth).

 

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