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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.”
Saxsational, The Next Generation — Showtime! El Paso presents a new generation of saxophone and swing music 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Individual tickets are $30 at the door ($10 children 6-18, or full-time students with ID ages 18-25). Information: 247-2726, Events@showtimeelpaso.com or showtimeelpaso.com.
Saxophonist Rob Verdi explores the new generation of popular music with student musicians from Irvin High School, performing a repertoire of swing era
classics along with trendy pop, rock and R&B songs.
Verdi entertained Disneyland guests for 22 years with the Side Street Strutters and also created the show Saxophobia.
Five-ticket packages available for $75 that can be used interchangeably for SAXSational or the other two remaining season shows.
Valentine’s Super Love Jam — Zapp, Ready 4 The World featuring Melvin Riley Heatwave, Midnight Star, A Taste of Honey, The Delfonics, and Bloodstone are featured at this year’s Love Jam at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $28.50 and $49.50 (Ticketmaster).
‘Kinky Boots’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the hit musical with songs by Grammy and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Plaza Theatre (Ticketmaster). Tickets: $30-$70. Information: 231-1111 or visitelpaso.com/broadway.
Inspired by true events, the story is about a shoe factory’s future hanging in the balance, when help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
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).
The Real Comedians Tour — Tahir Moore hosts the tour with headliner KevOnStage and performance by Tony Baker at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Christ Temple Apostolic Church of El Paso, 11160 Montwood. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets: $30; $40 VIP with entrance at 5:45 p.m. and photo ops with the performers (eventbrite.com).
Willie Nelson & Family — The country legend returns at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $39.75-$79.75 (Ticketmaster). VIP packages start at $254.
The iconic Texan is the creative genius behind historic recordings such as “Crazy,” “Hello Walls,” “Red Headed Stranger” and “Stardust.” His career has spanned six decades, and his catalog boasts more than 200 albums.
El Mariachi Los Camperos — The two-time Grammy-winning mariachi troupe, founded in 1961, performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets; $25-$75 (Ticketmaster).
Gabriel Iglesias — The comedian’s “Beyond the Fluffy” World Tour” is 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Iglesias is one of the few elite comedians who has headlined and sold out the Staples Center, Madison Square Garden and the Sydney Opera House. Tickets: $40-$75 (Fluffyguy.com and Ticketmaster).
In addition to being one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians, Iglesias is also one of the most watched comedians on YouTube with more than 380 million views. He was recently featured in the Hollywood Reporter’s Top 40 Comedy Players of 2018 issue alongside comedy giants Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Lorne Michaels. He is currently working on a comedy series for Netflix.
MRAC Indie/Folk Series — Mimbres Region Arts Council’s monthly folk and indie performances are 7:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos Altos, near Silver City, N.M. Tickets: $20 per show. Three-show pack available for $55. Information: (575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org.
• Feb. 23: Abbie Gardner. Dobro player and member of America Red Molly for 11 years.
• March 30: Monica Rizzio. Outlaw Country/Folk singer-songwriter from Texas.
• April 20: Bus Tapes. Bluesy acoustic from husband and wife duo Case and Heather Tanner.
Julio Iglesias — Arguably the most celebrated artist in Spanish and Latin music history performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Plaza Theatre. Iglesias is the best-selling Latino artist and one of the top 10 best-selling artists overall with more than 300 million records sold in 14 languages. Tickets: $69.50-$114.50 (Ticketmaster).
Chicago — The legendary rock band and El Paso favorite returns at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $49.50-$89.50; VIP packages are $375-$450 (Ticketmaster).
Chicago, came in at No. 9 as the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s recent Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists, and is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades.
Chicago was inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Lifetime achievements include two Grammy Awards. Record sales top the 100 million mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, five consecutive No. 1 albums, 11 No. 1 singles and five gold singles.
Jim Breuer — The stand-up comic and SNL alumnus performs his “Comedy, Stories and More” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets: $32-$62; VIP tickets $162 (Ticketmaster).
Tony Bennett — The Grammy Award-winning singer performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Plaza Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, with special guest Antonia Bennett. Tickets: $59.50-$$99.50(Ticketmaster).
With more than 50 million records sold worldwide, Bennett has won ten Grammy Awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. His numerous singles include “Rags To Riches,” “I Wanna Be Around,” “The Good Life,” “Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)” and his signature “I Left My Heart In San Francisco.” In the new millennium he has performed with Paul McCartney, Elton John, Barbra Streisand, Bono, Amy Winehouse, John Mayer, Lady Gaga and more.
Ángela Aguilar — The mariachi/ranchera singer, daughter of Pepe Aguilar, performs at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Plaza Theatre, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $40-$110 (Ticketmaster).
At 15 years old, Aguilar was named a Latin Artist on the Rise by Billboard, and received nominations at the 19th annual Latin Grammy Awards for Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album and Best New Artist.
Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular — The popular laser rock show returns with a special celebration of 50 years of Pink Floyd at 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Paramount’s Laser Spectacular has become a cult classic. Tickets: $25, $30 and $35 (Ticketmaster).
Bill Maher — The “politically incorrect” comic returns to El Paso at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $59 to $99 (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.
‘A oscuras me da risa’ — The contemporary Mexican comedy directed by Daniel Chavez and Ariel Miramontes Albertano, is 7 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Plaza Theatre, starring Alexis Ayala, Raquel Bigorra, Armando Araiza, Benito Castro, Jose Luis Guarneros and Diana Motta. Tickets: $35-$90 (Ticketmaster).
‘Evita’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the Tony-winning Best Musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30 to $70 (Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111 or visitelpaso.com/broadway.
Eva Peron’s story unfolds in the musical about the rise and fall of one of the world’s most glamorous first ladies, featuring hits like the classic “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.”
Marisela y Amanda Miguel — Two of Latin America’s celebrated divas who made music history in the 1980s will share the stage at 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Plaza Theatre, sharing music, nostalgia, and memories. Tickets: $48-$150 (Ticketmaster).
La Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga — The popular Mexican group performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $39-$149. (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, 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.
‘Tejano Legends’ — Grammy winners Little Joe y la Familia, Ruben Ramos and Roberto Pulido headline the Tex-Mex music style tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30 to $75(Ticketmaster).
Bad Bunny — One of biggest rising stars in Latin trap music performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $61-$151 (Ticketmaster).
Bad Bunny, born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a singer, songwriter and producer of Latin trap, rap and hip-hop music. The 23-year-old burst onto the music scene last year behind the hit songs, “Mayores,” “Soy Peor” and “Chambea,” as well as several chart-topping collaborations with some of the top names in reggaeton and rap, such as “Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola” with J Balvin and “Krippy Kush” with Farruko and Nicki Minaj. His success resulted in 15 songs appearing on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart in 2017 alone.
Ron ‘Tater Salad’ White — The cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking stand-up comic from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon makes his return to El Paso with his new show at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $43 to $53 (Ticketmaster).
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.”
Chayanne — The Latin pop superstar returns for the second leg of his “Desde El Alma” tour at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. His El Paso performance in September for the first leg of his tour sold out. Tickets start at $61 to $151 (Ticketmaster).
Chayanne, born Elmer Figueroa Arce in Puerto Rico in 1968, has released 21 solo albums and has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. The 49-year-old Latin music superstar, behind his romantic ballads and catchy pop and dance tracks, is known for his exciting, sold-out tours and entertaining concerts, having earned the Billboard Award for Best Tour.
Morat — The Colombian folk-pop group performs at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $21-$110 (Ticketmaster).
Marco Antonio Solis — The five-time Latin Grammy Award winning Mexican musician presents his “La Historia Continua” 2019 Tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $52-$172; VIP Packages $229-$429 (Ticketmaster).
Video Games Live — El Paso Symphony Orchestra presents the Video Game Multimedia Symphonic Concert Experience at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Plaza Theatre. Includes music from Final Fantasy, Zelda, Mario, Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear Solid, Skyrim, Castlevania, Halo, World of Warcraft, Pokemon and many more. Tickets: $30-$75 (Ticketmaster).
Video Games Live, created by composer Tommy Tallarico, is a multimedia concert introducing “families, video game enthusiasts and non-gamers” to the symphonic experience with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, electronic percussion, live action and interactive segments.
King & Country — The Christian rock band performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, in support of their 3rd studio album, “Burn the Ships.” Tickets: $20-$65; VIP tickets $100 (Ticketmaster).
This theatrical, laser/led video wall-filled concert features the band’s hits such as “God Only Knows,” “joy.,” “Fix My Eyes,” “Shoulders,” and “Priceless.”
‘FRIENDS! The Musical Parody’ — The Off-Broadway hit is 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Plaza Theatre. The comedic musical lovingly pokes fun at TV’s “Friends” celebrating the adventures of a group of 20-something friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan. Recommended for mature audiences. Tickets: $19.50 to $74.50 (Ticketmaster).
It’s a typical day at New York’s only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear. The new musical recreates favorite moments from all 10 years of Friends through an uncensored, fast-paced, music-filled romp. Songs include “We’re On a Break!,” “How you Doin’?” “Oh. My. God. It’s Janice!” and more.
Los Angeles Azules — The internationally popular cumbia sinfoncia group performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $40-$125 (Ticketmaster).
Los Ángeles Azules was formed in Mexico City by the Mejía Avante family in 1976. The group, which specializes in grupera music, released the album “Inolvidables” in 1996 and have since produced more than 30 hit albums.
Pancho Barraza — The Mexican singer-songwriter performs at 9 p.m. Friday, May 3, at The Plaza Theater. Tickets: $59-$119 (Ticketmaster).
The Piano Guys — The Piano Guys return to El Paso with their highly original blend of classical music and pop at 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $59-$79; VIP tickets $134.50 (Ticketmaster)
Hailing from Utah, the Piano Guys are four dads who became an Internet sensation with more than 500 million YouTube views.
Slayer — The trash metal legends perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse. Tickets: $43-$83; VIP packages are $192 (Ticketmaster).
Gran Baile Dia de las Madres — The Mothers Day Dance is 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at El Paso County Coliseum, with Roberto Tapia and La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas. Tickets: $25-$60 (Ticketmaster).
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
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 as listed. 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.
• Jan. 31-Feb. 2: Steve Kramer
• Feb. 7-10: Kabir Singh with opening act Mark Smalls.
Steve Trevino performs a special Valentine’s Day show Feb. 14-16. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $25 ($35 VIP) Valentine’s Day; $20 ($25 VIP) Feb. 15-16.
The “Presidential Comedy Tour” featuring headliner Tommy Black is 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, hosted by Otis Hicks. Also performing are Armando Placencia and Ramone Johnson. Tickets: $20 ($30 VIP and Front 50).
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. Presale tickets subject to change. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.
• Saturday, Feb. 2: Joyce Muniz (Exploited, Gruuv, Gigolo)
• Saturday, March 2: DJ Seinfeld (Lobster Fury, DJ Kicks)
• The Lit Lords Hard City Tour is 8 p.m. Friday, March 22. Tickets available on eventbrite.com.
Lowbrow Palace — 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.
• Current Joys — The singer and multi-instrumentalist performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, with Gap Girls and Juice and the Suds. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Hawthorne Heights — The rock band performs 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, with As Cities Burn. Tickets: $18.
• Cursive — The indie rock band performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, with Summer Cannibals and Campdogzz. Tickets: $15.
• Allison — The Mexican rock band performs 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. Tickets: $18.
• Jonathan Richman — The alternative artist performs at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, with Tommy Larkins on drums. Age 16 and older admitted. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Yotto — The Finnish DJ and songwriter’s “Huperfall Tour” is 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. Tickets: $10.
• The Suffers — The Houston R&B and soul group performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 7. Tickets: $12.
• Reptaliens — The low-fi duo performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 12. Tickets: $10.
• Hot Flash Heat Wave — The rock band performs at 9 p.m. Monday, March 18, with Vacations. Tickets: $13-$15.
• Mom Jeans. — The rock band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 19,with Mover Shaker. Tickets: $15.
• STRFKR — The Portland indie rockers perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Tickets: $20.
• TWRP — The Canadian synthwave band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, March 23, with Planet Booty. Tickets: $15.
• Kero Kero Bonito — The London indie band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. Tickets: $15.
• San Holo — The Dutch DJ/producer performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, with Melvv, Taska Black and Eastghost. Tickets; $20.
• Night Beats — The psychedelic/garage rock band performs 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, with Cosmonauts. Tickets: $15.
• The Drums — 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, with Tanukichan. Tickets: $25.
• Blac Rabbit — The psychedelic rock band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Tickets: $10.
• 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.
• Murs — The rapper performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 19, with Locksmith. Tickets: $15.
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.
• Dicodec and Mondosawan perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6. Admission: $5
• Black Magic Flower Power performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, with Orange Anima, Brother Strange and Jostlynn Plums.
• Metal and punk bands Necrot and Blood Incantation with local support Nyctophagia and Leptictidium perform at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18. Admission: $10.
• P*ssing Razors single release and signing is 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.
• Entheos and Wolf King perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, with Mondoshawan,
Crafting and The Conspiracy
Know//Suffer Tickets: $10
• Leftover Crack, Days N Daze, Dayglo Abortions and Cop/Out perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door.
• Ektomorf performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, with the Tenebrian Machine. All ages show.
• Conan (of the England Doom Titans) performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, with local support.
• The Browning performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, with Betraying the Martyrs and Extortionist. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. All ages show.
• Aborted’s “Hell Over North America Tour” is 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, with Cryptopsy, Benighted, Hideous Divinity and local band Beyond Terror. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. All ages show.
• Trash band Graveyard Witch performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Admission: $5.
• Skatenigs performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4, with Not My Master, Slvthammer and Phantom Flesh. Tickets: $10.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Most shows begin at 8 p.m. and are limited to age 21 and older. Tickets through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Rodney Carrington — The comic and musician performs Saturday, Feb. 9. Tickets start at $29.
• Amy Grant — The pop and Christian singer performs Saturday, Feb. 23. Tickets: $20-$60.
• Brett Young — The country/folk artist performs Friday, March 15. Tickets: $29-$99.
• Granger Smith — The country star performs Saturday, March 16. Tickets start at $29.
• Yolanda Del Rio — The Mexican actress and ranchera singer performs Saturday, April 6, with Beatriz Adriana. Tickets start at $29.
• Los Rieleros Del Norte — The Grammy-nominated norteño band performs Friday, May 10. Tickets: $25-$75.
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
• Gene Watson — The country music singer performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. With his multi-octave range and searing steel guitar, Watson and his band share country hits including “Fourteen Carat Mind,” “Paper Rosie,” “Farewell Party” and more. Tickets: $39-$65.
• Murphy’s Celtic Legacy – The Irish company performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, with more than 20 musicians and dancers, most of whom have starred in “Riverdance” and “Lord of the Dance.” Tickets: $69-$75.
• ‘The Wizard of OZ’ – The musical based on the 1939 MGM movie classic is 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday, March 10. Tickets: $79-$85.
• The Illusionists: Live From Broadway – Broadway’s biggest selling magic spectacular is 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, starring five individual artists: The Daredevil, The Deductionist, The Grand Illusionist, The Manipulator and The Trickster. Tickets: $79-$85.
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
• “The Official Blues Brothers Revue” & Chocolate Buffet is 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. The show is sanctioned by Dan Aykroyd and Judith Belushi to don the official hat and sunglasses and walk in the legendary footsteps of Jake and Elwood Blues. Tickets: $18, $30 and $40.
• The John Conlee Show — The country music icon performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. Over the past four decades, Conlee has brought to audiences such classic songs as “Rose Colored Glasses,” “Friday Night Blues," “Backside of 30,” “Common Man,” “Miss Emily’s Picture,” “I Don’t Remember Lovin’ You” and more.
Tickets: $35 and $50 in advance; $40 and $55 at the door.
• Mountain View Middle School and Alamogordo High School concert is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19.
• Teresa Walters — The pianist performs 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. Walters has performed as recitalist and orchestral soloist on six continents. Tickets: $9, $15 and $20.
• Masters of Soul — The R&B tribute is 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, celebrating bands like Gladys Knight & The Pips, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, The Temptations, the Four Tops, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas and many more. Tickets: $15, $20 and $30.
• Toying With Science — The family event featuring Gary Krinsky is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, combining circus skills, mime, original music, and audience involvement in the exploration of the scientific principles of gravity, leverage, fulcrums and simple machines. Tickets: $9 ($4 18 and younger).
• Richter Uzar Duo — The string duo performs 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, offering a whimsical mashed-up blend of classical, world, and rock music. The two world-class soloists are Viktor Uzur, a cellist trained at the Moscow Conservatory, and Brad Richter, a guitarist trained at the Royal College of Music. Tickets: $18, $30 and $40.
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.
• The Official Blues Brothers Revue — the group that captures the infectious humor and spirit of Jake and Elwood Blues perform Friday, Feb. 15. Tickets: $22 ($20 seniors, $10 youth).
• ‘Frankenstein’ — Aquila Theatre presents the horror classic Friday, March 1. Tickets: $22 ($20 seniors, $10 youth).
• Willy Sucre and La Catrina Quartet perform Villa Lobos and Beethoven Monday, March 18, as part of the Presidential Chamber Music Series. Admission is free.
• “Shall We Dance Socorro?” performing arts series fundraiser is Friday, March 29, featuring Utah Ballroom Dance Company. Tickets: $25 ($20 seniors, $10 youth).
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