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Caifanes — The influential Spanish Language rock band from Mexico City presents performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Plaza Theatre, in celebration of their 30th anniversary. Tickets: $59.50-$125 (Ticketmaster).
Kevin Hart — The comic and actor brings his “Irresponsible Tour” to El Paso with two shows, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $61.50-$131.50 (Ticketmaster).
No cell phones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at this show.
Hart’s “What Now” tour sold out venues throughout North America, Europe and Australia, grossing over $100 million worldwide. The upcoming El Paso show generated so much response that a second show was added.
His 2017 memoir “I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons” debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. He voiced the title character in “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” and was featured in the Sony reboot of “Jumanji” alongside Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black.
Ozuna — One of the hottest reggaeton and trap singers in Latin music performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, for his “Aura Tour.” Tickets: $60-$130. (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-9899.
Ozuna was named Top Latin Artist of the Year at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards and Artist of the Year at the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Ozuna’s 2017 Odisea Tour included a sold-out stop at the El Paso County Coliseum Nov. 30.
Gipsy Kings — The Gipsy Kings’ Tour Gipsy Unidos is 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Plaza Theatre. The group blends traditional flamenco with western pop and Latin rhythms and have toured virtually non-stop for the past 25 years. Tickets: $49-$79 (Ticketmaster)
Franco Escamilla — The Mexican comedian, musician and radio announcer, known as “The Master of Sarcasm,” returns to El Paso at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $39 to $125 (Ticketmaster).
After studying at the Monterrey College of Music and Dance, Escamilla embarked on a career in comedy, building an audience with his YouTube channel. By 2016, he was hosting his own comedic talk show, “El Show de Franco Escamilla,” on Spanish-language network Estrella TV.
Derik Nelson & Family — Showtime! El Paso opens its season with the family ensemble at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Individual tickets available at the door only. Information: 247-2726, Events@showtimeelpaso.com, showtimeelpaso.com or on Facebook.
Siblings Derik, Riana and Dalten perform unique arrangements of popular music.
Barak — The popular Latin Christian group performs for Conference Empoderados at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $30 general admission (Ticketmaster).
CANCELLED (MAY BE RESCHEDULED) Carol Burnett — The comedian/actor’s Nov. 4 apppearance the Plaza Theatre has been cancelled. A new date for 2019 is expected. Refunds can be requested at point of purchase.
Susan Stamberg — Impact|Programs of Excellence, along with the Jewish Federation of Greater El Paso, UTEP Department of Communication and KTEP presents the NPR personality at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Temple Mount Sinai, 4408 N. Stanton. Dessert reception follows. Tickets: $5 in advance; $10 at the door. Reservations, information: 532-5959 or templemountsinai.com/susanstamberg.
Ghost — The Grammy-winning Swedish metal band presents their “A Pale Tour Named Death” at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $34.50; VIP packages $222.50 (Ticketmaster).
Ghost’s critically acclaimed fourth sacred psalm “Prequelle” debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The album and its accompanying EP Popestar resulted in a Grammy for “Best Metal Performance.”
Their album “Popestar” debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart.
‘Rodgers + Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music’ — The musical story of Maria and the von Trapp family opens the Broadway in El Paso 2018-2019 season Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10-11, at The Plaza Theatre. Information: 231-1111 or visitelpaso.com/broadway.
The musical has won Tony, Grammy and Academy Awards for Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.
Gilbert Gottfried — The comedy legend known for Saturday Night Live, Crank Yankers, Comedy Central Roasts and more performs at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17, at El Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Gottfried puts aside political correctness for his live performance and fires an onslaught of jokes that know no boundaries. Age 17 and older admitted. Tickets: $20 ($25 VIP and Front 50); available at ticketweb.com. Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233) or laff2nite.com.
Bronco — The popular Norteño band performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Plaza Theatre, with their modern take on a classic sound. Tickets: $49-$89 (Ticketmaster).
Anuel AA — The Puerto Rican rapper performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at El Paso County Coliseum. The performer is considered one of the early pioneers of the Latin trap movement. Tickets: $60-$115 (Ticketmaster).
NB Ridaz Reunion Concert — The hip-hop group featuring Zig Zag, MC Magic and Dos performs at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Plaza Theatre, with guest performances by platinum recording artist Frankie J, San Diego favorite Lil Rob and Los Angeles soulstress Trish Toledo. Tickets: $45-$80. Gold meet-and-greet packages: $125. (Ticketmaster).
The 70s Reunion Party — The tribute to musical era of the ’70s is 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E University, with Disco, Soul and Motown Hits performed by Top Las Vegas Entertainers. Taco Bar open until 8 p.m. Tickets: $49 general admission; $79 VIP. Tables for 4, 8 or 10 available with advance reservation (the70sreunion.com). Information: (575) 520-8776.
Performers include Grammy Award winner Hazel Payne of A Taste of Honey, Norman Carter of William Hart’s Delfonics, Gregg Austin’s The Magic of M-Town & More (Motown Review), Tyriq Johnson of Serpentine Fire (Earth, Wind & Fire tribute), and Las Vegas’ soul singer Bobby Rose. Special guest is Las Cruces native Paul Benavides of MALO.
‘A Magical Cirque Christmas’ – The all ages holiday event that transports guests to the golden age of entertainment with mind-blowing talents, stunning costumes, comedy and more is 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. The performance features some of the best talent from around the globe performing circus acts, live music and vocals. Tickets: $29.75 to $79.75. VIP: $129.75. On-stage seating also available (limited amount).
The Fab Four — The “Ultimate Tribute” of the Beatles is 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at The Plaza Theatre. The Emmy Award winning show takes Beatles fans on journey back in time through three eras of legends John, Paul, George and Ringo. Tickets: $25, $35, $45 and $55.(Ticketmaster).
George Lopez — The El Paso favorite bring his “The Wall Tour” to El Paso for two shows, at 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $37.50-$89.50 (Ticketmaster).
VIP Meet & Greet Package available one premium reserved seat one individual photo with Lopez, early entry, draw string bag, official George Lopez golf towel, signed tour poster and commemorative VIP laminate.
Television’s groundbreaking sitcom “George Lopez” ran for six seasons. For two seasons, Lopez hosted “Lopez Tonight,” a late-night television talk show on TBS. Lopez is also known for his extensive charity work with various foundations.
‘Christmas Wonderland’ Holiday Spectacular — Broadway in El Paso present the special holiday performance at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at The Plaza Theatre. Santa and his merry helpers take audiences on a nostalgic journey of holiday favorites like “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland” and many more. Tickets: $25-$60. Information: 231-1111, ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on Facebook at Broadway in El Paso.
Roadshow Christmas Tour — The Christian music tour featuring Matthew West, Matt Maher, Building 429, Plumb, John Wilson and the John Wilson Orchestra, and Leanna Crawford is 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at NMSU’s Pan American Center. Tickets: $20-$160; VIP packages available.
‘Finding Neverland’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the audience Choice Award for Best Musical, based on the Academy Award winning film, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 11-12, at the Plaza Theatre. It tells the story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: “Peter Pan.” Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. Tickets: $30-$70. Information: 231-1111, ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on Facebook at Broadway in El Paso.
2018 K-LOVE Christmas — The national Christian Music radio service’s Christmas Tour is 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Abraham Chavez Theatre featuring Big Daddy Weave, Kim Walker Smith (of Jesus Culture), Brandon Heath and Sarah Reeves with special guests Becca Bradley and Jonathan Chu. The tour features favorites from these performers as well as holiday favorites. Tickets: $23-$75 (Ticketmaster).
Jesús Adrián Romero — The popular Latin Christian music singer performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, with special guest Jon Carlo. Tickets: $25, $40, $55 and $75 (Ticketmaster.com).
Romero has been an author, singer, musician and composer for 25 years. He has released 14 albums, including his latest, “Soplando Vida” (Breathing Life) in 2012, as well as five compilations. He has been nominated for three Latin Grammy Awards, and has been a pastor for 16 years, including a stint as assistant pastor at Vino Nuevo in Juárez.
A Merry-Achi Christmas — Mariachi Sol de Mexico presents its holiday show at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at the Plaza Theatre, with traditional carols played by the 13-piece ensemble. The show includes a fusion of the traditional holiday spirit Mexican and American Christmas songs and carols. Tickets: $27-$57 (Ticketmaster).
Sol de México is a three-time Grammy nominated ensemble that has worked on Hollywood soundtracks for “Sea Biscuit,” “The Old Gringo,” “American Me,” “Don Juan de Marco,” “Glory Road,” and “Beverly Hills Chihuahua.”
Il Divo — The tenor group’s “Timeless Tour” is 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. First discovered and mentored by Simon Cowell of American Idol fame 15 years ago, Il Divo has since sold more than 30 million albums. Tickets: $47-$107; with VIP packages $292-$593 (Ticketmaster).
The group’s classical crossover brings traditional twists to modern songs such as Adele’s hit “Hello,” with their song “Hola.”
Jason Mraz and Toca Rivera — The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and alternative rock artist and “vocutionist” Toca Rivera present their “Live in Stereo” Tour at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at The Plaza Theatre, with special guest Gregory Page. Tickets: $39.50 to $95 (Ticketmaster).
Sesame Street Live ‘Let’s Party’ — The Sesame Street Live returns with a new show Dec. 22-23, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, presented by Feld Entertainment. Showtimes are 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. both days. Tickets start at $20 (Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1100 or sesamestreetlive.com.
The all-new, interactive show unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood.
‘The Great Russian Nutcracker’ — The Moscow Ballet presents its “Dove of Peace Tour” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $28-$89. (Ticketmaster). Group discounts and VIP packages available. Information: nutcracker.com.
Russian folk legends Father Christmas and Snow Maiden, backdrops hand-painted by Russian masters, and a Dove of Peace with a 20-foot wingspan are part of the annual touring spectacular.
Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0 — The Emmy-nominated PBS Kids series presents its live production, “Activate Creature Power” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $25-$47.50 VIP packages offered (Ticketmaster).
Chris and Martin take to the stage to activate new Creature Powers and go “off to the creature rescue!” With some help from Aviva and the rest of the Wild Kratts team, who will be animated and on screen at the Tortuga HQ, the brothers confront a comic villain and once again save the day, sharing tidbits about some of the world’s most amazing creatures along the way.
CNCO – The Latin American boy band discovered on the first season of “La Banda” perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $40.50-$130.50 (Ticketmaster).
Shen Yun 2019 — The celebration of 5,000 years of Chinese culture through music and dance returns to the area for three shows Feb. 2-3, at the Plaza Theatre. Performances are 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $80-$150. Information: 1-800-380-8265 or ShenYun.com/El-Paso.
The performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops together in one performance “heavenly realms, ancient legends and modern heroic tales.”
Los Tucanes de Tijuana — The popular Mexican band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $39.50-$119.50(Ticketmaster).
Metallica — Heavy metal legend bring their Worldwired tour to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Each show begins with the Light It Up pre-show party hosted by comedian Jim Breuer. Ticket information via Ticketmaster.
‘PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure’ — The Nickelodeon presents a live adventure at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, and noon and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 23-24, 2019, at El Paso County Coliseum. Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky and Zuma take over the stage for an action-packed, music-filled live stage show will with stars of the top-rated animated preschool series. Tickets start at $20. Limited number of VIP (Very Important Pup) packages available for $120 (Ticketmaster).
Mayor Goodway is getting everything
shipshape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. When Cap’n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, things get ruff, but it’s the PAW Patrol to the rescue.
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, 2019, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $43 to $53 (Ticketmaster).
White has three Grammy nominations, two of the top-rated specials in Comedy Central history, a bestselling book, and CD and DVD sales of over 10 million units. White also be seen in the new Showtime series “Roadies.”
New Kids On the Block — The 1980s “boy band” legends bring their Mix Tape Tour to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with special guests hip-hop icons Salt N Pepa, Naughty By Nature, and pop stars Tiffany and Debbie Gibson. Tickets: $33.20-$83.20; VIP seats available various prices (Ticketmaster).
Special Meet & Greet Upgrade with New Kids on the Block is $399. Meet & Greet package for Tiffany and Debbie Gibson is $200 (both artists also have individual meet & greet packages available).
Steve Martin and Martin Short — The two American comedy legends’ “Now Your See Them, Soon You Won’t” show is 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, featuring the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko. With a mix of storytelling, song, and comedy, the event showcases the artistry of the two longtime friends, who both have had major comedic careers in both TV and film. The show includes Steve Martin’s banjo-playing and Martin Short’s singing and celebrity impersonations. Tickets: $79.75-$299 (Ticketmaster).
Steve Martin has earned an Academy Award, five Grammy awards, an Emmy, the Mark Twain Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors. He began his career on “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” for which he earned his first Emmy for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music in 1969. In the mid-1970s, Martin was also a regular on the Tonight Show and began a series of hosting roles on “Saturday Night Live.”
Martin Short won his first Emmy in 1982 working on Canada’s SCTV Comedy Network, which brought him to the attention of the producers of “SNL.” He became an “SNL” fan-favorite for his portrayal of characters such as Ed Grimley, lawyer Nathan Thurm and “legendary songwriter” Irving Cohen.
Venues & series
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. All shows are all-ages, unless listed otherwise. Listings also cover shows in the Perch. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com, with some available at eventbrite.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.
• Murcielagos Halloween Cover Show is 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at The Perch, with bands covering the Misfits, Cock Sparrer, Sick of it All, Charles Bronson, and one more to be announced. Admission: $5 (free with costume).
• Día de los Muertos show featuring Green Velvet Latmun is Wednesday, Oct. 31. Admission: $22.
Lowbrow Palace — The music venue and nightclub new venue has moved to 1101 Texas. Doors open one hour prior to show time. Concerts are all ages, unless otherwise listed. Surcharge for ages under 21. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• The House 3: Nightmare on Robinson Street is 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. Admission; $5.
• Oh Sees — The psych-punk band performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, with Prettiest Eyes and Pilots of Venus. Tickets: $18-$20.
• Starcrawler — Rock band, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Tickets: $12.
• Big Data — The electronic band behind hits like “Dangerous” and “Bombs Over Brooklyn” presents the Sirius XM’s AltNation Tour at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, with Castlecomber and Fitness. Tickets: $18.
• Duckwrth — The rapper performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, outdoors. General admission: $13. VIP packages: $65.
• Of Montreal — The indie rock band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, with Reptaliens. Tickets: $19.
• Just Juice — The hip-hop artist performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, with Dax. Tickets: $15.
• 3Oh!3 and Emo Nite — The electronic music groups’ “The Want House Party Tour” is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, with Lil’ Aaron. Tickets: $25.
• Mark Farina — The trailblazing DJ and producer performs at 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. Tickets: $20.
• Buttertones — LA alternative band, 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3. Tickets: $12-$14.
• Bernhoft — Norwegian singer and multi-instrumentalist, 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. Tickets: $18-$20.
• The Garden — The experimental punk duo consisting of twin brothers Wyatt and Fletcher Shears performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, with LE1F and Machine Girl. Tickets: $15.
• Ookay — The American electronic producers “Bat Habits” Tour is 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, with Bonnie X Clyde and DNMO. Tickets: $20-$30.
• Spendtime Palace — The California surf-rock band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, with Brazen Youth. Tickets: $10.
• King Tuff — The lo-fi garage rocker performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, with Stonefield. Tickets: $16.
• El Ten Eleven — The L.A. rock duo performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, with Rob Crow. Tickets: $12.
• Cursive — The indie rock band performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6,, with Campdogzz. Tickets: $15.
• Lord Huron, known for hits like “The Night We Met,” “Wait By The River,” and “Food for Love” performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, with supporting acts to be announced. Tickets: $30.
El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $6 Thursday, $12 Friday and Saturday; $8 Sunday, except at listed. Closed Nov. 18. Age 17 and older admitted. VIP Booths $10 more per ticket for all shows; available at ticketweb.com.
Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), elpasocomicstrip.com or on Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip.
• Oct. 25-28: Jack ‘n Mo Tour featuring Jackie Fabulous and Maronzio Vance.
• Dec. 6-9: Nick Guerra
• Dec. 21-23: The Greg Wilson
• Dec. 27-30: SNL and MadTV alumni Jeff Richards.
Veteran comic and actor Gilbert Gottfried performs 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17. Tickets: $20 ($25 VIP).
Dave Attell of “Comedy Central Presents, “Crank Yanners” and more brings his “Road Work Tour to El Paso” Nov. 29-Dec. 1. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $27.50 ($32.50 VIP).
The annual New Year’s Eve celebration is 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, with Jeff Richards headlining. Tickets: $22.50 ($32.50 VIP).
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana, specializing in metal and hard rock. For all ages event; all those under 21 charged a surcharge. Some tickets available under holdmyticket.com.Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Sacrificial Slaughter — 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, with Defleshed and Gutted, Abysmally Entombed, and Beyond Terror. Tickets: $10 at the door.
• Disposable Inc. — 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, with Red Sands. Admission: $5 at the door. All ages show; part of the Rockhouse Halloween Bash (costumes welcome).
• Halloween Costume Party is Saturday, Oct. 27, with Hereafter the Wave, BarbarianTX, KnowSuffer, Hank of the Destruction Moose and Bite the Wolf. Cover: $5 ($4 with costume). Call for times.
• Michale Graves — The Ex-Misfits member performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, with Argyle Goolsby, Roving Midnight (ex-Blitzkid) and Nim Vind.
• Adrenaline — The Deftones Tribute performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, with local bands Face the Mirror and Dicodec. Admission: $5.
• Anialator — The band performs Saturday, Nov. 10, with Genocide Beast,
Obeisance, Infestation of Evil and Satanik Goat Ritual. Admission: $6 at the door. All ages event.
• Seven Kingdom and Dire Peril — 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, with local bands to be announced. All ages show. Admission: $5.
• La Sanche — 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, with Satanik Goat Ritual,
Infestation of Evil, and Nyctophagia. Tickets: $5 ($6 under 21).
• The Metal Night Before Thanksgiving event is 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, with Texas Voodoo Stomp, Mondoshawan and Innocent Exile. Cost: $5.
• Pantera Tribute 333 performs 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, with local bands. Admission: $10.
• VEIN — Monday, Nov. 26, with Sabrewulf and Rotten Disgust. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission: $10.
• Metalachi — The heavy metal mariachi ban performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. Tickets: $10 (Holdmyticket.com).
• War Ensemble (The Premier Slayer Tribute) — 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, with ArsonKill, La Muerte and Extremity. Admission: $10.
• Ghoul — The masked death metal band performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, with The Stalk, Angrist, and SAC. Tickets: $10 in advance (limited number available); $15 at the door.
• A Very Merry Krampus 2018 is 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, with El Paso bands Bayan, Signs of Abnormality, La Muerte and Beyond Terror, Diosdeira of Juarez, Genocaust of Arizona and Malicyde of Oklahoma. Admission: $5 or a new unopened, unwrapped toy.
• Street Sects — The punk band performs at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, with Resin Cum, The Stalk and LUTO. Admission: $5.
• Ensiferum & Septicflesh — The bands’ “Path to Glory” Tour is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, with local guests. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 in advance; $30 day of show.
Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango. Specializing in electronic and DJ music. Most events are at 9 p.m. and are 18 and older, unless listed otherwise. Tickets at eventbrite.com. Presale tickets subject to change. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.
• A Jackin Halloween with Danny Dance of Miami is Saturday, Oct. 27. Costumes encouraged. Tickets: $15 in advance
• Justin Martin’s “Set It Off Tour” is Saturday, Nov. 17, with Maci B2B, Joe N and Vinn E. Tickets: $20. Age 21 and older.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Most shows limited to age 21 and older. Tickets through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Masters of Illusion — The hit CW television series and America’s largest touring magic show is 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. Tickets: $20-$60.
• Carnival Fantastique — The celebration of music and action is 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Tickets: $20-$50.
• Big and Rich — The country music duo performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Tickets: $39-$109.
• Ramon Ayala — The “King of the Accordion” performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24. Tickets: $30-$75.
• Tracy Lawrence — The county star performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Tickets: $29-$89.
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
• “The Sound of Music,” — The musical based on the tale of Maria and the Von Trapp Family Singers in pre-WWII Austria is 7 p.m. Monday and 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12-13. Tickets: $79-$85.
• VoicePlay: A Holiday Special — The doo wop-style a cappella performance is 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. Two tenors, a bass, baritone and vocal percussionist share Christmas Classics and holiday favorites. Tickets: $39-$65.
• ‘The Nutcracker’ — Tchaikovsky’s Christmas classic featuring Ruidoso’s Dalí Ballet Company is 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22-23. Performance proceeds benefit the nonprofit Dalí Ballet. Tickets: $30.
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
• “The Addams Family” — Alamogordo Music Theatre presents the Tony-winning fairy tale adventure 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2-4, and Nov. 9-10. Tickets: $12.
• Artrageous — The interactive performing art experience combining dance, music and visual art is 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. The troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres culminating in a gallery of finished paintings. Tickets: $18, $30 and $40.
• Mariachi Christmas — The Christmas season performance is Thursday, Dec. 6, featuring traditional mariachi music and folklorico dance. Every year they share December traditions such as the Feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Ave Maria, and more. Tickets: $18, $28 and $38.
NM Tech Performing Arts Series — Performances are 7:30 p.m. at New Mexico Tech’s Macey Center in Socorro, N.M. Information: nmtpas.org.
Season tickets $160 ($140 senior, $50 youth) for full season and $80 ($70 senior, $25 youth) for half season. Tech Club Macey Membership with five “Schmooze, Booze 7 Bites” pre-show events are $40 ($50 for each additional night).
• ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time’ — Vortex Theatre presents the Tony Award winning play Saturday, Nov. 3. The story follows a socially awkward mathematical savant on a mysterious journey. Tickets: $18 ($16 seniors, $8 youth).
• The Revelers — The Lafayette super group performs Cajun, zydeco, swamp pop and more Friday, Nov. 16. Tickets: $18 ($16 seniors, $8 youth).
• Willy Sucre and Friends perform Dvorak and Dohnan in piano and strings Monday, Nov. 26, as part of the Presidential Chamber Music Series. Admission is free.
• Mariachi Christmas — Mariachi and folklorico dancers present the colorful holiday presentation Saturday, Dec. 8. Tickets: $20 ($18 seniors, $10 youth).
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