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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.”
Sun City Music Festival — The 7th annual electronic music festival is 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Saturday’s headliner is Marshmello; and Sunday’s headliner is Above & Beyond. Tickets: $119 two-day pass (age 16 and older); $189.95 VIP pass (age 21 and older); available at eventbrite.com. General admission 16 and older; VIP passes 21 and older. Information: suncitymusicfestival.com.
Other performers: Borgore, Dirty South, Don Diablo, DVJ Dosem, Drezo, Getter, G Jones, Guy J B2b & Guy Mantzur, Herobust, Illenium, Joyride, Latmun, Louis the Child, Malaa, Nghtmare, Nicole Moudaber, Ookay, Rezz, Sam Paganini, Say My Name, Seven lions, Shaun Frank, Slushii, Snails, Steve Lawler, Tchami, Timmy Trumpet, Wax Motif, Bonnie & Clyde, Brohug, Buku, Dirty Audio, DVJ King Arthur, No Mana, Loosid and Zaxx, and special guest, Sasha & John Digweed.
The Everly Brothers Experience — The tribute featuring the Zmed Brothers is 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Spencer Theater in Alto, N.M. Together with their band, the Zmed brothers create a genuine and youthful Everly Brothers Experience in spot-on performance of pivotal tunes like “All I Have To Do Is Dream,” “Till I Kissed You,” “Wake Up Little Susie,” “Bye Bye Love” and more. Tickets: $39-$69. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
Social Distortion — The legendary punkabilly band performs with guest Jade Jackson at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. All ages show. Tickets: $40 general admission; $140 VIP; available at trickyfalls.com. One dollar from each ticket sold goes to Sweet Relief.
Over the past 30 years, the Southern California punk godfathers fronted by Mike Ness have all but trademarked their brand of hard rockabilly-punk. The group broke through in 1983 with the thrashing punk hit “Mommy’s Little Monster.” Their latest album is “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.”
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, with opening act Texas legends ZZ Top. 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.
Ricardo Arjona — The Guatemalan singer/songwriter’s performs as part of his “Circo Soledad,” Tour at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $76.50, $96.50, $116.50 and $156.50 (Ticketmaster).
Arjona is considered one of the most successful Latin American artists of all time, with more than 40 million albums sold. Arjona’s music range is vast, including ballads, rancheras, Latin pop, pop rock and tropical, as well as Cuban, Tejano and Latin sounds. Arjona has won a Grammy Award and a Latin Grammy Award, after earning a combined 21 nominations. He has won four Billboard Latin Music Awards (19 nominations), 13 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Awards, three Lo Nuestro Awards and is a member of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame.
His 15th album, “Circo Soledad,” hit the top spot of Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums Chart upon its release this year.
Lisa Lisa — The singer known for Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam will perform her hits at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Buchanan’s Event Center,11540 Pellicano. Tickets: $20; $40 VIP meet and greet tickets. Information: 588-4219.
Luis Fonsi — The Latin Grammy winning Puerto Rican singer, composer and dancer presents his “Love + Dance World Tour” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $59.50 to $99.50; VIP packages $149-$350. (Ticketmaster).
In 2011, Billboard named Luis Fonsi “Leader of Latin Music's New Generation.”
Pablo Francisco — The off-the-wall stand-up comic performs Sept. 14-16 at the Comic Strip, 1201 Airway, with opening act Steve Kramer. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $22.50 ($32.50 VIP); available at ticketweb.com. Information: 799-LAFF (5233) or laff2nite.com.
Francisco is famed for his off the wall characters and spot-on impressions. The show will include new material as he prepares to shoot a new one-hour comedy special. His two Comedy Central specials continue to stay on the networks most-requested list.
Stand Up 4 Our Troops — The show featuring Comedy All Stars Earthquake, Luenell, Chingo Bling, DJ Black, and Flo Hernandez, is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre, in a special performance dedicated to Fort Bliss troops. Music by DJ Marc X. Tickets: $35 to $70 (Ticketmaster).
The show is presented by MA360 Media, who has been producing live entertainment for military communities such as Fort Bragg, Fort Hood and Fort Polk.
‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’ — The inspiring Tony- and Grammy Award-winning true story of Carole King is Sept. 19-24, at the Plaza Theatre, as part of the Broadway in El Paso series. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $40-$75. Information: 231-1111, ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on Facebook at Broadway in El Paso.
“Beautiful” celebrates King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, and Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend.” and the title song. Book by Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince.
Toadies — The Texas grunge alt rockers perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. All shows are all-ages. Tickets: $22-$25.Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.
The band’s rose to fame during the 1990s with hits like “Possum Kingdom,” “I Come From The Water” and “Backslider.” Their hit album “Rubberneck” celebrated its 20th anniversary with a re-release in 2014 with five extra tracks.
Sin Bandera — The Grammy-winning Latin pop duo’s “Última Vez” Tour is 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: %59.50, $79.50, $99.50 and $125. (Ticketmaster).
The duo was formed in 2000 by Leonel Garcia and Noel Schajris, and released the hit single “En Mi Vida,” used as the theme for the telenovia “Cuando Seas Mia.” The disbanded from 2008 to 2015, and were nominated for a 2017 Billboard Latin Music Award for Pop Songs Artist of the Year.
Marco Antonio Solis — The five-time Latin Grammy Award winning Mexican musician performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $59-$119 (Ticketmaster).
An Evening with Garrison Keillor — Spend an evening with the “A Prairie Home Companion” host and one of America’s greatest storytellers at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Plaza Theatre. Keillor regaled audiences for more than 40 years as the host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” and he continues to bring stories to life on public radio’s “The Writers Almanac.” Tickets: $46.50 to $72.50 (Ticketmaster).
Keillor has published more than two dozen books of fiction and poetry and his works have earned him honors including Grammy, ACE and Peabody awards.
Miguel Bose — The Latin Grammy-winner presents his Estaré Tour 2017 at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $55, $90, $110, $160 and $190 (Ticketmaster).
In 2007, celebrating 30 years in the business, Bosé celebrated 30 years in the business with the hugely popular release “Papito,” an album that contains remakes of his past hits, featuring duets with major singers, such as Juanes, Alejandro Sanz, Laura Pasini, Shakira and Ricky Martin, among others. “Nena,” with Paulina Rubio, was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award and was the best-selling download in Spain that year. Bosé released “Papitwo” in 2012, again featuring hit remakes with popular singers, including Juan Luis Guerra, Tiziana Ferro and Natalia Lafourcade. His most recent releases include “Amo” in 2014 and “Miguel Bosé MTV Unplugged” in 2106.
‘Men are from Mars — Women are from Venus Live!’ – The Off-Broadway hit comedy is Sept. 28-Oct. 1 at The Philanthropy Theatre in the Plaza Theatre Annex. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $50 (Ticketmaster).
This one-man fusion of theater and stand-up is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times No. 1 best-selling book by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom.
Wilco — American Indie band Wilco performs 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at Abraham Chavez Theatre as part of its Southern U.S. Tour supporting the acclaimed Chicago band’s 10th studio album, “Schmilco.” The band is Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Glenn Kotche, Mikael Jorgensen, Nels Cline and Pat Sansone. Tickets: $30 to $42 (Ticketmaster)
Marisela — The legendary Mexican-American singer performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $44 to $110(Ticketmaster).
Marisela, known as “La Dama de Hierro,” issued her first album at the age of 15. A native of Los Angeles, her outfits and blond hair contributed as much to her fame as her vocal style.
Trapfest Block Party — “America’s Premier Trap and Bass Music Tour” returns for its 5th anniversary all-ages block party, featuring Party Favor, Valentino Khan, Riotten, Havok Roth and special guest Metro Boomin, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at North Mesa and East Main in Downtown El Paso. All ages event; 21 and older only in bars. Tickets: $17-$27 general admission; $42-$52 VIP; available at trapfest.com.
Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience — The “Long Island Medium” star will speak 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets start at $39.75 (Ticketmaster); does not guarantee a reading.
“The Experience” brings Theresa face-to-face with her fans, as spirits seem to guide her through the audience. A video display ensures everyone in the venue has an up-close, hands-on experience regardless of seat location.
The “Long Island Medium” show follows Theresa’s life as a typical Long Island wife and mom with one very big difference … she says she can communicate with the dead. Her latest book, “Good Grief: Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones, and Learn to Live Again”, was released March 14 and debuted on the NY Times bestseller list at No. 3.
Disney on Ice: ‘Follow Your Heart’ — Disney On Ice returns to El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano, Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 4-8. Thursday’s performance in Spanish. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus matinees 10 a.m. Friday, noon at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $20, $25, $30, $55 and $65 (Ticketmaster). Ages 2 and older must have ticket (costumes not permitted for guests 14 and older). Information: 533-9899, disneyonice.com or countycoliseum.com.
Dive into the extraordinary underwater world with Dory and her friends Nemo, Marlin and Hank. Get in touch with feelings with Riley and her Emotions – Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust – from “Inside Out.” Venture to wintery Arendelle with royal sisters Anna and Elsa from “Frozen.” Celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and the “Toy Story” gang, and more.
Natalia Lafourcade — The Grammy & Latin Grammy winner performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Plaza Theatre, featuring acoustic guitar duo Los Macorinos. Tickets: $27.50-$50 (Ticketmaster)
Lafourcade won five Grammy awards in 2015 including “Song of the Year,” “Recording of the Year,” “Best Alternative Music Album,” “Best Alternative Song,” and “Best Engineered Album.”
‘Forever Tango’ — Luis Bravo’s internationally celebrated Broadway musical is 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $45-$75 (Ticketmaster).
“Forever Tango” celebrates the passionate music and dance of Argentina, with six world-class Argentine Tango couples, a 1930s-style vocalist, and a ten-piece orchestra featuring the instrument of tango, the bandoneon, a 19th century accordion. The production opened on Broadway in 1990 and has since been seen my more than 7 million people worldwide.
Yellow Claw — The DJ and record production duo from Amsterdam performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at El Buchanan’s Event Centre, 11540 Pellicano. All ages show. Tickets: $16 (Eventbrite.com). Information: 206-3959. ext 105 or on Facebook.
Yuri and Pandora — The Latin pop legends and femme power houses perform together at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, featuring three decades of hits. Tickets: $69, $89 and $109 (Ticketmaster).
Portugal. The Man — The group behind the smash hit single “Feel It, Still,” bring their brand of alternative, psychedelic and indie rock to El Paso at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $25 to $96 (Ticketmaster).
Portugal. The Man is know for hits like “Modern Jesus,” “Purple Yellow Red and Blue,” and “Evil Friends.” The tour will feature new music from their recently released album Woodstock, as well as old favorites from previous albums like “Evil Friends” and “The Mountain in The Cloud.”
‘The Addams Family’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, opens its season with the ooky, spooky musical for all ages Oct. 13-29. Dinner shows are 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 2:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29; dinner matinee is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Tickets: $33.50 to $43.50 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday discount dinner performances; $36.50 to $48.50 (Friday and Saturday dinner performances), and $19.50 to $29.50 no-dinner matinee performances (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees — The tour benefiting refugees is 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Abraham Chavez Theater, with an intimate evening with chart-topping and politically outspoken artists Joan Baez, Lila Downs, Steve Earle and Patty Griffin, with other special guests. Tickets: $30 to $100 (Ticketmaster).
The Jesuit Refugee Service, in partnership with the UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, hopes to shed light on the growing global refugee issue and provide educational opportunities through the JRS’ Global Education Initiative.
Baez (”Diamonds and Rust”) was one of the most influential folk singers of the turbulent 1960s, and one of the first to record Bob Dylan’s songs. She was inducted this year into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Downs has won both a Grammy and Latin Grammy award for her music that incorporates pop, rock, Mexican and other indigenous genres.
Earle is a 3-time Grammy winner who began his Nashville songwriting career in 1982.
Griffin is a singer-songwriter whose 2011 album “Downtown Church” won a Grammy for Best Traditional Gospel.
Way Out West Fest — Country Music sensation, Jake Owen will headline the 2nd annual fusion of culture showcasing all that is great about El Paso at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Southwest University Park, along with a Margarita Contest and Chili Challenge. Special musical guests include with singer/songwriter Brooke Eden, duo Walker McGuire and singer/songwriter Canaan Smith. Tickets: $30, general admission; $50 floor seats; $60 West Bank Club general admission; $120 VIP; available at southwestuniversitypark.com. Information: epwayoutwest.com or on Facebook at EPWayOutWest.
Owen is has recorded five Top 10 albums and six No. 1 singles over the course of his 10-year career. His 2016 album “American Love” featured “American Country Love Song,” which quickly emerged as the summer anthem of 2016.
Russian Grand Ballet Presents ‘Swan Lake’ — The Russian Grand Ballet’s full-length classical production of the world’s most famous ballet, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, is 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Plaza Theatre. This performance includes the rarely seen “Waltz of the Black Swan” and features Russia’s brightest ballet stars. Tickets: $28-$75 (Ticketmaster).
“Swan Lake” features the story of Odette, a beautiful princess, who falls under the spell of an evil sorcerer. Only Prince Siegfried’s devotion can save her.
Shopkins Live! — The popular children’s figures come to life at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Plaza Theatre. Ages 1 and older require ticket. Tickets: $27-$42.50; VIP packages: $97.50 and $114.30 (Ticketmaster).
All of Shopville is in a tizzy as preparations get underway for the annual “Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair.”
A Perfect Circle — The superband comes to El Paso at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with opening act the Beta Machine. Tickets: $45 and $65 (Ticketmaster). VIP packages available at aperfectcircle.com.
The band’s current lineup is Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer), Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), James Iha (Tinted Windows, ex-Smashing Pumpkins), Jeff Friedl (Puscifer, the Beta Machine) and Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal, the Beta Machine).
Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots — The hilarious nationally syndicated radio host and musician Bobby Bones performs with his award winning band at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the Plaza Theatre, with special guests Jillian Jacqueline and Nikita Karmen. Tickets are $80 (Ticketmaster).
The Raging Idiots is a comedy duo that has raised over a million dollars for various charities.
‘I Love the 90’s’ Tour — Grammy award winning rap group Salt-N-Pepa headlines the tour featuring some of the most iconic names in rap, hip hop and R&B at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Southwest University Park. Tickets: $35-$65; VIP packages $130; Salt-N-Pepa Meet and Greet Packages $215, available at the Southwest University Park Box Office or southwestuniversitypark.com.
Salt-N-Pepa released several successful albums in the late 1980s and ‘90s, including “A Salt with a Deadly Pepa” and “Blacks’ Magic,” which provided such hits as “Let's Talk About Sex,” “Shoop” and “Whatta Man.”
Also performing Mark McGrath (lead singer and songwriter of Sugar Ray), C&C Music Factory, All-4-One, Snap! (German Eurodance hip hop group) and Biz Markie 9Rapper, DJ and Producer).
Ringo Starr — The former Beatles drummer brings his All-Starr supergroup to El Paso 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at the Abraham Chavez Theater, as part of his fall tour, performing Starr’s classics such as “It Don’t Come Easy,” “Photograph,” “Little Help from My Friends,” "Yellow Submarine,” “Wings” and more. Tickets: $57.25 to $167.25; VIP packages available (Ticketmaster)
The band features multi-instrumentalist Todd Rundgren, guitarist Steve Lukather (Toto), singer Richard Page (Mr. Mister), keyboardist Gregg Rolie (Santana), drummer Gregg Bissonette, and saxophonist Warren Ham.
Latin 90’s Pop Tour — Some of the most popular Latin pop artists of the 1990s perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, with OV7, Aleks Syntek, the Sacados, Caló, Fey, JNS and a solo performance by Litzy (formerly of JNS). Tickets: $38, $50, $65, $80, $100, $120, $140, $180 and $225 (Ticketmaster).
Considered one of the biggest pop groups in Mexico, the five-member OV7, formerly known as Onda Vaselina 7, has more than 50 hit singles and released 15 albums, including the best-selling “CD 00” in 2000.
Syntek, a Mexican singer and songwriter, has earned nine Latin Grammy Award nominations and has won three Billboard Latin Music Awards.
Mexican singer Fey became a hit with the release of her self-titled debut album in 1995 and the chart-topping song, “Media Naranja.”
The Argentinean house and pop group Sacados is best known for its 1995 hit “Ritmo de la Noche.”
Mexican electronic music group Caló was considered cutting edge when it first hit the scene in the 1990s, behind its Latino rap, hip-hop and house sounds.
The Mexican girl group JNS, formerly known as Jeans, rose to fame behind six studio albums.
Paul Anka — The legendary singer and songwriter performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Anka wrote songs for artist like Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis and Buddy Holly in addition to his own hits like “Put Your Head on My Shoulder, “Lonely Boy,” “Puppy Love” and more. Tickets: $59-$169 (Ticketmaster).
Anka’s two most recent albums, “Rock Swings” and “Classic Songs, My Way,” feature songs created by rock performers like Nirvana and Van Halen.
Amanda Miguel y Diego Verdaguer — The Argentine husband and wife music stars, dubbed Latin America’s “Sonny and Cher,” presents an all-new show including many of their popular hits at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Plaza Theatre. Married since the late ‘70s, the couple continues to lend support to each other’s million-selling recordings. Tickets: $44, $59, $79 and $97. (Ticketmaster).
Reik — One of them most recognized bands in Latin American performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, after the success of their latest singles “Que Gano Olvidandote” featuring ZionxLeonx, and “Un Amor de Verdad.” Tickets: $49 to $128 (Ticketmaster).
‘Motown The Musical’ — The true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11, at the Plaza Theatre, as part of the Broadway in El Paso series. Tickets available at Ticketmaster. Information: 231-1111, ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on Facebook at Broadway in El Paso.
Gordy launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. The show features classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”
Franco Escamilla — The Mexican comedian, musician and announcer, known as “The Master of Sarcasm” brings his “Por La Anecdota” show to El Paso at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Plaza Theatre. Escamilla’s comedy style has been characterized as sarcastic, harsh and acid, dark and hilarious. Tickets: $39 to $125 (Ticketmaster).
Mannheim Steamroller — Mannheim Steamroller by Chip Davis, America’s favorite holiday tradition for more than 30 years, performs Tuesday, Dec. 5, at NMSU’s Pan American Center, in Las Cruces. Grammy winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip’s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. Tickets on sale July 21 (Ticketmaster).
The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album, and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting.
‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.’ — Broadway in El Paso present hit comedy at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 5-6, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets available at Ticketmaster. Information: 231-1111, ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on Facebook at Broadway in El Paso.
Getting away with murder can be so much fun…and there’s no better proof than the hilarious hit show that won the 2014 Tony for Best Musical. It’s the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way ... and be done in time for tea.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra — Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, sponsored by the Hallmark Channel. The “rock holiday tradition for a new generation” will showcase their unique combination of storytelling, musicianship and spectacular production effects. Previous shows in the area have sold out. Tickets on sale Sept. 15 (Ticketmaster).
‘The Great Russian Nutcracker’ — The Moscow Ballet presents the 25th anniversary performances of the holiday classic at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, and noon Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets start at $28 (Ticketmaster). Group discounts and VIP packages available. Information: nutcracker.com.
This year marks Moscow Ballet’s 25th consecutive year touring North America.
The performance features 40 Russian dancers performing Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. The “Great Russian Nutcracker” tells the traditional story of a young girl meeting her prince and includes a tribute to world peace and harmony.
Exclusive to the Great Russian Nutcracker is the Dove of Peace, with a 20-foot wingspan, created by two dancers moving as one; Russian folk legends Father Christmas/Ded Moroz and Snow Maiden/Snegurochka who escort Masha and Nutcracker Prince to the Land of Peace and Harmony; life-sized Matrushka Dolls; and whimsical 10-foot-tall silk puppets.
Venues & series
El Paso Comic Strip — The club, 1201 Airway, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Closed Sept. 6. Tickets: $6 Wednesday and Thursday, $12 Friday and Saturday; $8 Sunday, unless otherwise listed. VIP Booths $10 more per ticket for all shows; available at ticketweb.com.
Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), laff2nite.com or on Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip.
Pablo Francisco returns Sept. 14-16 with opener Steve Kramer. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $22.50.
• Aug. 30-Sept. 3: Hypnotist “The Sandman.” “X-Rated” show Sunday.
• Sept. 7-10: Alycia Cooper.
• Sept. 13: Steve Kramer.
• Sept. 21-24: Ron Josol.
• Oct. 4-8: Brian Scolaro with feature act Alli Breen.
• Nov. 15-19: J.R. Brow with feature act Bob Khosravi.
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.
• The Schisms — The Austin gypsy post-punk band performs at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, with Nico & the Silent Films and Pilots of Venus. Tickets: $10-$12.
• The Showcase Tour featuring DJ Dugasis 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6. Tickets: $10-$15.
• Fayuca — 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, with Mouse Powell, Seek the Fire, Black Bottom Lighters. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Sithu Aye — The Glasgow guitarist performs Sunday, Sept. 10. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Bobaflex — 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, with Beitthemeans. Tickets: $15-$17.
• Broncho — Indie rock band, 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, with Billy Changer. Tickets: $12-$14.
• Lazaro Casanova — The electronic musician performs 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, with Party Sex & Bullsh*t, Safer, Flash, Berny, Strange Victim, Radkin, Ferdinand S and Alex Chaparro. Tickets: $20-$30.
• Thee Commons — Punk-cumbia, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Dayshell — The SoCal post-hardcore band performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, with Icarus The Owl and Belle Noire. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Poolside — L.A. electronic music duo, 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, with Great Shapes. Tickets: $17-$20.
• The Dig — New York rock band, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, with Kolars. Tickets: $12-$15
• Sayverse — The Latin rock band founded in El Paso performs 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, with FOXYMOJO, Dulce Mal, Frenzi and Ten Second Pistol. Tickets: $5.
• The Courtneys — The pop group performs at 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2. Tickets: $10-$12.
• The Cribs — English indie rockers, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3. Tickets: $18-$20.
• The Garden — The punk duo performs at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, with Nico & the Silent Films, Stangus and Stardust Experience Obliteration. Tickets: $12-$14.
• Middle Kids — The Aussie trio performs at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. Tickets: $13-$15.
• The Babe Rainbow — The Byron Bay “monkey disco” band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, with Maybird. Tickets $10-$12.
• Trevor Sensor — The indie musician performs at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, with Peter Oren. Tickets $10-$12.
• Surf Curse — Reno surf rock band, 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Hotel Books — The spoken word project is 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, with The Funeral Portrait. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Screaming Females — Indie rock band, 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, with Street Eaters. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Atlas Genius — Alt rock band, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, with Magic Giant and Half the Animal. Tickets: $20-22.
• Rosetta — The metal band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, with North and The Recovery Mission. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Michale Graves — Singer-songwriter known for his work with the reformed Misfits, 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. Call for details.
• Gondwana — Chilean reggae group, 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, with Fayuca. Tickets: $20-$25.
• Jacob Banks — British singer-songwriter, 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13. Tickets: $13-$15.
• Dear Tick — The punk band performs an acoustic set at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14. Tickets: $20-$25.
• Giraffage — The electronic music producer performs 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, with Sweater Beats and Wingtip. Tickets: $20-$25.
• AJJ — The folk-punk band performs 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4. Tickets: $15-$17.
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.
• The Great American Rockabilly Riot After Party is Saturday, Sept. 2, with Pachuco Jose y Los Diamantes; and Burlesque featuring Ruby Champagne. Tickets in advance: $15 general admission; $25 VIP. Age 21 and older.
• Social Distortion — The legendary punkabilly band performs with guest Jade Jackson at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5. Tickets: $40 general admission; $140 VIP.
• Drab Majesty — The alternative rock band performs at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in The Perch, with SRSQ. Tickets: $10.
• Decapitated and Thy Art is Murder — The death metal bands’ “Double Homicide” Tour is 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, with Fallujah and Ghost Bath. Tickets: $18-$21.
• Grieves — The Seattle rapper and producer’s “Running Wild Tour” is 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13. Tickets: $15.
• Toadies — The Texas alt rock band perform 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, with Local H. Tickets: $22-$25.
• God Module — The dark electronic band’s “Does This Stuff Freak You Out?” tour is 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at The Perch, with Blakk Glass, Visions In Black. Tickets: $10-$15.
• Two Door Cinema Club — The British indie-rock band performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, with Circa Waves. Tickets: $35-$40 (sold out at press time).
• Against Me! — The punk band performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, with Bleached and The Dirty Nil. Tickets: $21-$24.50.
• Venom Inc. — The metal band’s “Bloodstained Earth” Tour is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, with Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust, The Convalescence. Tickets: $24. VIP meet and greet tickets: $99.
• Superjoint — The metal band performs at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, with DevilDriver, King Parrot, Cane Hill and Child Bite. Tickets: $27-$30.
• Miss May I — The metalcore band’s “Chaos Rising Tour” is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, with Ice Nine Kills, Capsize and Lorna Shore. Tickets: $18-$22.
• Sacred Reich — The thrash metal band’s “30 Years of Ignorance” Tour is 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, with special guest Byzantine. Tickets: $23-$26.
• Pinegrove — The indie rock band performs 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at The Perch with Florist and Lomelda. Tickets: $14-$16.
• Cut Copy — Australian electronic music band, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3. Tickets: $22; $40 balcony.
• Mura Masa — The DJ and producer performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. Tickets: $17-$2.
• Dark Tranquillity — Swedish death metal band, 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, with Warbringer and Striker. Tickets (on sale May 3): $21-$51.
• Four Year Strong — The pop punk band’s 10th Anniversary “Rise or Die Trying” tour is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, with
Seaway, Like Pacific, Grayscale, Life Lessons. Tickets: $16-$18.
• The Full Moon Vampire Ball featuring My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult is Saturday, Oct. 7, with vampire burlesque performances. Age 21 and older only. Tickets: $25. VIP tickets with dinner, cocktails and more are $75.
• The Battle of the Bays American Tour featuring death metal godfathers Obituary and thrash metal band Exodus is Thursday, Oct. 12, with PowerTrip and Dust Bolt. Tickets: $26-$30.
• Oh Wonder — The London-based pop duo performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. Tickets: $20-$40.
• Lords of Acid — The post-industrial band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 with Combichrist, Christian Death, En Esch and Wiccid. Tickets: $35.50-$40.
• Crystal Castles — The electro duo performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18. Tickets: $22.50-$25.
• RL Grime — The hip hop artist performs 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. Tickets: $37.50 general admission; $85 VIP.
• Issues — The metalcore band’s Headspace Tour is 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, with special guest Volumes. Tickets: $21-$23.
• Soulfly performs the album Nailbomb in its entirety Tuesday, Nov. 7, with Harms Way, Lody Kong and Noisem. Tickets: $26-$30.
• Lil’ Peep — American rapper and singer at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14. Tickets: $20.
• Brujeria — The band performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, with special guests Voodoo Glow Skulls and Piñata Protest. Tickets: $24.
• Cattle Decapitation — The death metal band performs at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, with Revocation, Full Of Hell and Artificial Brain. Tickets: $19-$21.
• The Drums — The New York indie pop band performs 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, with Hoops. Tickets: $20 ($40 balcony).
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Age 18 and older only, unless otherwise listed; $3 fee for under 21. Tickets available at holdmyticket.com. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouseDiveBarKitchen.
• Black Pussy — The ’70s-influenced rockers’ 2017 North American Tour is 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, with Brother Strange and Not My Master. Tickets: $5.
• Jason Richardson & Luke Holland — The guitarist and drummer perform 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, with the Reign of Kindo and Stolas. Tickets: $15.
• Seeker Live — The metal band performs at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, with guests Enfold Darkness, Wolf King and local bands. Tickets: $10; all ages event; minor fee for age 20 and younger.
• Motograter — The nu metal band performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. All ages show. Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 day of show.
• Forceps — The Brazilians death metal band’s North American Tour is 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, with special guests La Muerte, Abysmally Entombed and others. All ages event. Tickets: $8 21 and older; $11 under 21.
• The Prophets of Addiction — The rock band featuring former members of Pretty Boy Floyd perform at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18. Tickets: $5.
• No Silent XMas Shoe — Davey Suicide headlines the show benefiting Toys for Tots Sunday, Dec. 17. Tickets: $10; $5 with a new unwrapped toy.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Shows start at 8 p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Maddie and Tae — The country sister duo performs Sept. 8. Tickets: $35-$65.
• Chef Robert Irvine — An evening with the celebrity chef is 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Tickets: $55 general admission.
• Charlie Daniels and Marshall Tucker — The two iconic southern rock bands perform Friday, Oct. 6. Tickets: $35.
• Scotty McCreery — The country singer performs Friday, Oct. 27. Tickets: $25-$45.
• Carnaval Fantastique — The dazzling combination of acrobatics, beautiful showgirls, stunning costumes, hysterical comedy and spectacular laser effects is Saturday, Oct. 28. Tickets: $29-$99.
• Charley Pride — The country music legend performs Saturday, Nov. 11. Tickets: $25-$65.
• Ramon Ayala — The norteño singer and songwriter performs Saturday, Nov. 25. Tickets: $30-$75.
• Warrant and Winger — The popular metal bands perform Saturday, Jan. 20 (Rescheduled from Aug. 4). Tickets: $35 to $65.
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
• Mike Super, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. The magician was a finalist on “America’s Got Talent” and winner of NBC’s “Phenomenon.” Call for tickets.
• Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. Call for tickets.
• Get the Led Out — 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. GTLO is a group of professional musicians who are passionate about the music of Led Zeppelin, bringing the band’s studio recordings to life on the concert stage. Tickets: $27-$37.
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.
• Vortex Theatre presents the comedic romp through geeky role playing “She Kills Monsters” Saturday, Sept. 16. Tickets: $20 ($18 senior; $10 youth).
• Presidential Chamber Music Series presents a string quartet performance with LP How, Justin Pollak and Filix Fan Monday, Sept. 25. Admission is free.
• Taiko Project All Stars Japanese drummers perform Friday, Oct. 6. Tickets: $20 ($18 senior; $10 youth).
• NDI: Roots Revival featuring Socorro County youth dancers is 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. Admission: $6; free for youth.
• iLuminate hip-hop dance theatre performs Thursday, Oct. 26. Tickets: $22 ($20 senior; $10 youth).
Auditions for the “Socorro Sings” fundraising performance are Saturday, Sept. 23. Entry fee: $25. Winners perform Friday, Dec. 1.
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