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March 2018

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Dancing with The Stars Live! — The hottest dance show on television returns with “Light Up the Night” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Abraham Chavez Theater, with many of the show’s professional dancers performing ballroom and contemporary dances from the ABC hit show. Tickets: $45, $55 and $75. VIP packages: $199 to $599 (Ticketmaster).

Josh Grider — The country music performer and Las Cruces native will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces, as part of the museum’s Cowboy Days. The indoor concert and dance is part of Grider’s spring tour to promote his forthcoming album, “Good People.” Tickets: $19.90; age 10 and under free (
  Cowboy Days is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 3-4. Admission: $5; age 4 and younger free. Concert tickets separate. Information: (575) 522-4100 or

Shen Yun 2018 — The celebration of 5,000 years of Chinese culture through music and dance returns to the area for three shows March 3-4, at The Plaza Theatre, with an all-new program with live orchestra. Performances are 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $80-$120. Information: 1-800-380-8265 or
  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.”

Virlan Garcia — The Mexican singer and guitarist performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $30 general admission (Ticketmaster).

Duo Baldo — Showtime! El Paso closes its season with the duo of violinist Brad Repp, and pianist and actor Aldo Gentileschi at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Individual tickets: $30; $10 age 6-25 (Ticketmaster). Information: 544-2022 or

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater — Gregory Popovich and his cast of rescue pets perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main. Each of the more than 30 pets in the show, including cats, dogs and birds – were rescued from animal shelters. Tickets: $25 ($17 children). Information: (575) 541-2290, or on Facebook.

Steve Aoki — The two-time Grammy nominated producer and DJ performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at El Paso County Coliseum for his “Kolony Tour” with Brooklyn born rapper and producer, Desiigner. Tickets: $25-$36; VIP packages available (Ticketmaster).
   Aoki started his music career by founding his own record label in 1996. He has since collaborated with some of the music genre’s top artists. Some of his biggest hits include “Pursuit of Happiness,” “Warp 1.9.,” “I’m in the House” and the current smash release “Mic Drop,” featuring Desiigner and BTS.
  Aoki was nominated for a Grammy in 2013 for Best Dance/Electronica Album for “Wonderland” and won a Billboard Music Award for Best Mix Album of the Year for “Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles” in 2008.
  One dollar from every ticket sold donated to Aoki Foundation, supporting brain science and research.

Missy Andersen Experience — The R&B and blues singer performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos Altos, N.M. as part of the Mimbres Region Arts Council’s Indie/Folk Series. Tickets: $20; $15 MRAC members. Information: (575) 538-2505 or

TobyMac — The Christian rocker headlines the 2018 “Hits Deep Tour” is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with Mandisa, Danny Gokey, Ryan Stevenson and Finding Favour. Presented by Food for the Hungry. Tickets: $15-$70 (Ticketmaster). Information:
  With more than 11 million units in career sales and seven Grammy Awards, TobyMac’s most recent studio album, “This is Not A Test,” garnered a Grammy Award, Billboard Music Award nomination and a debut at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200.

‘Dirty Dancing’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the worldwide smash hit at 7 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 11-12, at The Plaza Theatre, with smash hits “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” Tickets: $35-$70 at(Ticketmaster).
  It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Baby discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters where an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerized by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of the resort dance instructor.

Cheech & Chong — The comedy duo performs at 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in Mescalero, N.M. Shows start at 8 p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets: $29-$89 through or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or
  At their peak in the 1970s, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s controversial comedy reflected the lifestyle and attitudes of the underground drug culture. They released a chain of hit records and created several cult classic films, including their debut movie, “Up in Smoke.”

La Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga — The popular Mexican group performs at 8 p.m. March 17, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $39, $59, $79, $99 and $129. (Ticketmaster).

‘Tejano Legends’ — Grammy winners Ruben Ramos and Johnny Hernandez headline the Tex-Mex music style tour at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $25 to $45(Ticketmaster).

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo – One of rock’s most successful unions presents and intimate acoustic show at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $39.50 to $92; (Ticketmaster). VIP tickets available online only: $192-$392.50
  Spanning close to 35 years, Giraldo and Benatar’s repertoire includes chart-topping hits such as ”Love is a Battlefield,” “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” “We Belong,” “Heartbreaker,” and “Invincible.” Benatar and Giraldo, both successful as a rock duo and in marriage, will present a stripped-down, intimate performance of their classic hits.

Disney Junior Dance Party — Favorite Disney Junior characters appear live for their “Dance Party” on tour at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $29-$59; VIP tickets $139-$160 with tea party, character greeting and more options (Ticketmaster).

Bad Bunny — One of biggest rising stars in Latin trap music presents his ““La Nueva Religión Tour” at 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, at the El Paso County Coliseum. His Dec. 15 show at the Coliseum sold out. Tickets are $61-$141 (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 emerged in 2016 and 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.

Romeo Santos — “The King” bachata singer and former lead vocalist of Aventura presents his “Golden Tour” at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $32.75-$103.75; includes some VIP tickets available (Ticketmaster).
  His “Formula Vol. 1” debut album put three singles on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, and also garnered a Grammy nomination. His sophomore album Formula, Vol. 2, became the best-selling Latin album of 2014. His latest solo single on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs is “Belly y Sensual,” with reggaeton artists Daddy Yankee and Nicky Jam.

Chicago — The legendary rock band and El Paso favorite returns at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $49.50-$89.50 (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. Of their 36 albums, 25 have been certified platinum.
  Portions of ticket sales also benefit the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, which seeks a cure for a fatal children’s disease.

Alicia Villarreal — The Grammy-nominated Mexican singer performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at the Plaza Theatre for her “La Villarreal Tour.” Tickets: $45-$110 (Ticketmaster).
  Villarreal’s success includes an 8-year stint with Grupo Limite as the lead singer before branching out to launch several chart-topping solo projects.

‘Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the “World’s Most Successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical,” now in its 27th year, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30-$60 (Ticketmaster).
  “Buddy” tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career, and features the classic songs, “That’ll Be the Day,” “Not Fade Away,” “Oh Boy,” Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba,” the Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace” and more.

Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzman — The Latin pop-rock divas bring their “Versus World Tour” to El Paso at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets start at $43. VIP packages available (Ticketmaster).
  Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzmán are two of the most representative icons in Spanish-language music. The ‘VERSUS World Tour’ recently earned a nomination for Latin Tour of the Year at the Pollstar Awards.

Thomas Rhett — ACM Male Vocalist of the Year, Thomas Rhett, brings his “Life Changes Tour” to Las Cruces at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at NMSU’s Pan American Center, with Brett Young and Jillian Jacqueline. Tickets: Tickets: $36.25-$80.25 (Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1420.
  Rhett scored his first No. 1 hit in 2013 with “It Goes Like This” and has since reached that spot on the Country Airplay charts eight more times. Young also reached No. 1 with his hit, “In Case You Didn’t Know.”

Arcángel — The popular reggaeton and trap singer Arcángel performs at 8 p.m. Friday, April 13, at El Paso County
Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Hit hits include “Chica Virtual,” “Pa’ Que La Pases Bien” and ”Por Amar a Ciegas.” “Sentimiento, Elegancia & Maldad.” Tickets: $40, $50, $80 and $115 (Ticketmaster).
  Austin Agustín Santos, better known as Arcángel, was born in New York in 1985. In 2002, the Latin music performer moved to Puerto Rico, where he joined forces with reggaetonero De La Ghetto. The duo kicked off their success behind such hits as “Agresivo,” “Sopresa,” and
“Mi Fanática,” garnering fans in both Puerto Rico and the United States, before Arcángel began his solo career in 2008.

Texas Country Music Fest — Randy Rogers Band headlines the 2nd annual event at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the El Paso Country Coliseum, with special gusts Tracy Byrd and other country artists from Texas. Tickets: $35, $45, $55 and $70 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-9899 or
  A Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Pavilion Pre-Party is 5 to 7 p.m. with food trucks and family-friendly activities.
  The Randy Rogers Band’s hits include “Kiss Me in The Dark,” “In My Arms Tonight” and “Tequila Eyes.” Their last four studio albums made their debut at No. 1 on the iTunes Country Albums Chart.
  Tracy Byrd, a 6-Time gold record album holder, is known for hits like “Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous,” “Watermelon Crawl” and “The Keeper of the Stars.”

ZZ Top — Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers Billy F. Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. The “That Little Ol’ Band from Texas” released their “Live! Greatest Hits from Around the World” album in 2016 with 15 songs recorded live in 13 cities across three continents. Tickets: $47.25 to $147.25 (Ticketmaster).

Maluma — The popular Colombian reggaeton singer returns to El Paso at 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, at El Paso County Coliseum. His performance earlier this year sold out. Tickets: $50.50, $80.50, $100.50, $120.50 and $150.50 (Ticketmaster).
  At just 23, the talented singer-songwriter has been soaring on the Latin charts, most recently behind the hits, “Felices Los 4,” which peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, and his latest release, “Corazón.” He is one of social media’s most popular artists with more than 23 million Facebook fans, 4.7 million Twitter followers and 29.3 million Instagram followers.
   The multiple Latin Grammy Award and Billboard Latin Music Award nominee is still enjoying the success of his 2015 album, “Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy,” and its top songs, “Sin Contrato” and “El Perdedor,” as well as his hit collaborations “Chantaje” with award-winner Shakira, and popular party track “Vente Pa’ Ca” with Ricky Martin. His forthcoming album is titled “X.”

15th Anniversary Freestyle Explosion — The “old school” jam is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with Lisa Lisa, Stevie B, Exposé, Taylor Dayne, Debbie Deb, Trinere, Connie, TKA, K7 and Timmy T. Tickets: $28-$49.50 (Ticketmaster).

Vance Joy — The multi-platinum Australian singer performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at The Plaza Theatre in support of his new album “Nation of Two.” Joy’s hits include “Riptide,” “Mess Is Mine” “fire and flood” and “Georgia.” Tickets: $35-$49.50; “Platinum” tickets: $80-$100.(Ticketmaster).

Zoé - The Latin Grammy-winning alt rock band from Mexico performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Plaza Theatre. Hits include “Deja te Conector,” “Miel,” “Asteriode,” “Luna,” Bésame Mucho and more. Tickets: $49.50 to $89.50 (Ticketmaster).

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit — The two-time Grammy Award winner and his band perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Plaza Theatre, in support of their highly acclaimed album “The Nashville Sound.” Special guest is Richard Thompson. Tickets: $30-$57.50 (Ticketmaster).
  Isbell started his music career in Alabama with the Drive-By Truckers. He has been called by critics one of America’s “thoroughbred songwriters” for hits like “If We Were Vampires.”
  “The Nashville Sound” has been nominated for two 2018 Grammy Awards – Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Song.
David Sedaris — The best-selling comic author and humorist appears at 8 p.m. Friday, April 27, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $24.75 to $52.50 (Ticketmaster).
  Sedaris, known for his sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, has become one of America’s prominent humor writers. Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, Sedaris is the author of “Barrel Fever,” “Holidays on Ice,” “Naked,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,” “When You Are Engulfed in Flames,” “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” and “Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002).” He also is the author of “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary,” a collection of fables with illustrations by Ian Falconer.
  He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written a half-dozen plays.
  A forthcoming book of essays, “Calypso,” is set to be published June 2018, and a second volume of his diaries is expected for summer 2019.

Gordon Lightfoot — The folk/pop legend performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2014, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $46.50-$86.50 (Ticketmaster).
  Lightfoot’s song catalog spans 50 years, including such immortals as, “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” "(That's What You Get) For Lovin Me," "The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald" and "Cold on The Shoulder." He has recorded 20 albums and has five Grammy nominations. Lightfoot was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame which honored his role in defining the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and ‘70s.

Enrique Bunbury — One of Spain’s most respected rock singers performs at 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $39.50, $59.50 and $79.50. (Ticketmaster).
  Bunbury got involved in music in the early 1980s, and joined the group Zumo de Vidrio, in 1984 as lead vocalist. After adopting the nickname of Bunbury, taken from the Oscar Wilde stage play “The Importance of Being Earnest,” the musician teamed up with Héroes del Silencio, becoming a major number in the Hispanic rock scene. The band eventually broke up in 1996 and Bunbury started his solo career in 1997.

Juanes — The multiple Latin Grammy Award, Grammy Award and Billboard Latin Music Award winner and nominee’s “Amarte Tour” is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at El Paso County Coliseum with Mon Laferte. Tickets: $36.95-$126.95; VIP packages start at $375 (Ticketmaster).
  Born in Colombia, Juanes fronted the band Ekhymosis for more than 10 years before breaking out on a successful solo career with his 2000 release, “Fijate Bien,” and his certified platinum second release, “Un Día Normal,” in 2002. He won his first of 23 Grammy Awards in 2008.
  This year, his nominations included Album of the Year and Best Pop/Rock Album for “Mis Planes Son Amarte”; Record of the Year for “Amárrame” with Mon Laferte, and “El Ratico” with Kali Uchis; and Song of the Year and Best Alternative Song for “Amárrame.”

Fleet Foxes — The American indie-folk band performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, in support of their first album in six years, “Crack-up.” Tickets: start at $29.50 (Ticketmaster).

Ha*Ash — The sister duo, known to by their fans as the “Sold-Out Queens,” bring their 100 Años Contigo Tour to El Paso 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the Plaza Theatre. Their latest album is “30 de febrero.” The album's first single debuted No. 1 in iTunes and entered Spotify's Top 50 Viral Chart. Its official music video has over 27 million views. Tickets: $49.50 to $89.50 (Ticketmaster).

‘La Arpias’ — A live performance of the Spanish language comedy mystery is 6 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $48 to $90 (Ticketmaster).

Thunder from Down Under — The internationally acclaimed male revue from Australia presents their 2018 “Desert Dreams” World Tour at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Plaza Theatre, with dance, gymnastics, break dancing, colorful costumes, humor and hard bodies. Tickets: $19-$49 (Ticketmaster).

Natalia Lafourcade — The Grammy & Latin Grammy winner performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Plaza Theatre, featuring acoustic guitar duo Los Macorinos. Her October 2017 show at the Plaza sold out. Tickets: $35-$50 (Ticketmaster)
  Lafourcade has won nine Latin Grammy awards, including “Best Folk Album” in 2017 for “Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1)”. Lafourcade won “Best Long Form Video” for “Musas, El Documental.” She was featured on Disney Pixar’s “Coco” soundtrack.
  Lafourcade led all Latin Grammy 2016 winners with five awards for “Hasta La Raiz” including "Song of The Year," "Recording of The Year," "Best Alternative Music Album," "Best Alternative Song," and "Best Engineered Album.”

Neon Desert Music Festival — Martin Garrix, At the Drive In, Gucci Mane, and Dillon Francis are among the performers at the 8th annual music festival 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27, in Downtown El Paso, presented by Southwest University. Tickets: $119 two-day general admission; VIP packages available. Tickets available at The Headstand, Happy House and online at Information: or on Facebook.

Timbiriche — The Mexican pop group performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at El Paso County Coliseum. Considered one of the most iconic Latin pop acts of the 1980s and 1990s, Timbiriche started as a children’s group in 1982 and managed to evolve successfully into adulthood. Tickets: $50 to $275 (Ticketmaster).

Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the borderland premiere of the World Number One Musical May 30-June 10, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $35-$80. (Ticketmaster). VIP packages: $127. Information: 231-1111, or on Facebook at Broadway in El Paso.
  Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (June 6), Wednesdays, and Thursday (May 31); 8 p.m. Friday shows; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday (June 7).
  More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon, which has won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Tony-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. Music by Tony-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.

‘Huevos Revueltos’ Tour — Two of the most iconic Latin pop-rock groups from the ’80s and ’90s, Enanitos Verdes and Hombres G, co-headline their 2018 tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $32.75 to $122.75 (Ticketmaster). VIP packages offered.

Yanni — The legendary performer and composer celebrates the 25th Anniversary of his iconic “Live at the Acropolis” concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $60 to $125 (Ticketmaster).
  “Live at the Acropolis” was released in 1994 and was Yanni’s first live album and concert video. Recorded at the Herodes Atticus Theatre in Athens with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra from London, the concert took a year and a half to complete. The album was made into a public television special. “Live at the Acropolis” became the second best-selling music video of all time.
  Yanni has also performed at the Taj Mahal in India, the Forbidden City in China, the Royal Albert Hall in England, the Pyramids in Egypt and El Morro in Puerto Rico. He has been awarded more than 40 platinum and gold albums worldwide and has sold more than 25 million albums around the world.

Glenn Miller Orchestra — The band performs many of the original arrangements of hits by the legendary Glenn Miller at 7 p.m. Monday, June 18, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $46, $55 and $64 (Ticketmaster).
  Miller was the most successful of all the dance bandleaders back in the Swing era of the 1930s and ’40s. The orchestra, with 20 musicians and singers, performs such classics as “In the Mood,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” “String of Pearls” and “Tuxedo Junction.”

Pepe Aguilar y Familia presentan Jaripeo Sin Fronteras — The award-winning Latin superstar Pepe Aguilar performs with special guests at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $71, $91, $126 and $176.50 (Ticketmaster).
  Aguilar has been nominated for five Grammy Awards, winning three times for Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album and once for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album. He also has been nominated for 16 Latin Grammy Awards, winning four for Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album.
  Taking the stage with Aguilar will be his son, banda and norteño singer Leonardo Aguilar, and daughter and rising star Ángela Aguilar. Also performing will be singer Christian Nodal, whose debut single “Adiós Amor” topped the Latin music charts in 2017; Mariachi Zacatecano; Banda Azul Tequila; famed charro Tomás Garcilazo; Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey; bull riders and bull fighters; and more.

Luis Miguel — The famed Mexican crooner brings North American Tour to El Paso at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, to UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Over his 36-year career, Luis Miguel has released 33 albums, selling over 100 million albums worldwide. He is a 6-time Grammy winner and 4-time Latin Grammy winner. Tickets: $43 to $263.20. VIP packages start at $688.(Ticketmaster).

Chris Young — The platinum-selling entertainer’s “Losing Sleep 2018 Tour” is Thursday, Sept. 13, at NMSU’s Pan American Center in Las Cruces, with special guests Kane Brown and Morgan Evans. His No. 1 singles include “Losing Sleep,” “Sober Saturday Night,” “Think of You,” and “I’m Comin’ Over.” Tickets and VIP packages on sale April 13 (Ticketmaster).

Fall Out Boy — The multi-platinum selling, Grammy Award winning rock band Fall Out Boy performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, in support of their new album, MANIA. Special guest is Machine Gun Kelly. Tickets: $43.75 to $63.75; VIP packages $143-$204 (Ticketmaster).

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, unless otherwise listed. Age 17 and older admitted. VIP Booths $10 more per ticket for all shows; available at
  Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), or on Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip.
  March 1-4: Co-headliners Chris Estrada and Jake Nordwind.
  Special events:
  Raymond Orta presents a special taping at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 6-7. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 general admission; $25 front 50, and $30 VIP booth.
  MADtv’s Bobby Lee performs March 15-17. Lee appeared on “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.” Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $25 general admission; $30 front 50 and VIP booth.

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 for most shows are $10 general admission; $12 day of show, unless otherwise listed. Tickets at
• Mirrors for Psychic Warfare — The rock band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, March 3.
• The Schisms — The Austin gypsy post-punk band performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, March 4, with Stangus and Stardust Experiences Obliteration and Crybaby. Tickets: $4-$10.
• Jerry Folk and SAINT WKND — The electronic artists’ “Foreign Affair Tour” is 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. Tickets: $12-$15.
• The Frights — The California surf punk band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, as part of their “Road to SxSW’ show with Kat Suicide and Medvedi. Tickets: $13-$15.
• Sadgirl — The rock band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 15, with Cry Baby and Les Order.
• Shopping — The post-punk band performs 10 p.m. Friday, March 16, with French Vanilla. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Buttertones — The LA alternative band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, March 17, with De Lux.
• Kolars — The pop/rock group performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, March 18, with Escondido. Tickets: $12-$15.
• The Marias — The psychedelic-soul band performs at 9 p.m. Monday, March 19, with Chamanas.
• Acid Dad — The punk band performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, with Psychotic Reaction and Guantanamo Baywatch.
• Two Owls: Reborn Tour — The electronic band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 22, with Bare and KayOh. Tickets: $5-$10.
• Triathlon — The rock band performs 10 p.m. Saturday, March 24, with Inner Wave and L. Martin. Tickets: $25-$18.
• Lincoln Durham — The eclectic folk rock musician performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, with the Ghost Wolves.
• Timber Timbre —Canadian psychedelic folk band, 10 p.m. Friday, April 6. Tickets: $16-$18.
• DumbFounded — The Yikes! Tour — Hip-hop artist, 10 p.m. Saturday, April 7. Tickets: $17; VIP packages $74.
• Thank You Scientist — Progressive rock band, 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 10. Tickets: $12-$14.
• La Santa Cecilia — Modern cumbia band, 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 18. Tickets: $17-$20.
• Ron Gallo — The garage punk artist performs 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, with The Nude Party and Twen. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Maxo Kream — The rapper’s Punken Tour is 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, with Cuz Lightyear. Tickets: $15 general admission; $50 VIP.
• The Distillers — The punk band performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, April 29. Concert sold out at press time.
• Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO — Japanese psychedelic rock, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 3.
• Pink Mexico — Rock band, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 10. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Geographer — The synth pop/indie rock band performs 10 p.m. Saturday, May 19, with So Much Light. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Chad Valley — The electronic musician performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Tickets: $13-$15.
• Quintron and Miss Pussycat — The genre-defying bands perform at 9 p.m. Monday, June 25.
• Wye Oak —American indie rock band, 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 24. Tickets: $12-$15.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Agent Orange — The surf punk pioneers perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, with An Endless Fight, Extremity, Pilots of Venus and Sinbuelos. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
• Act of Defiance — The metal band featuring former members of Megadeth performs Wednesday, March 7, with Shattered Son, Here Arter the Wave and TriArchy. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15.
• Triarchy CD release party is 8 p.m. Saturday, March 31, Satanic BBQ, Magnakin and Hyperfyre. Free for age 21 and older; $5 miners.
• The American Armageddon Tour featuring Impiety, Divine Evil, Gravehill, Satanik Goat Ritual and Terrorist is 7 p.m. Friday, April 6. Admission: $12.
• Sons of Texas — The rock band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, with Texas Voodoo Stomp, Here After the Wave and
Hyproglo. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 day of show.

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, or
• Claptone — Berlin DJ and producer, 9 p.m. Friday, March 2. Tickets: $21.
• Bodysnatcher — The hardcore band performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at The Perch, with Monrowe, Cloud 49, Arsenal, Texas Gigantism and Sabrewulf. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Red Light Cameras — The Albuquerque band performs at 9 p.m. Friday, March 9 in the Perch, with Sleepspent, Gila Monster and Frenzi. Tickets: $5 at the door.
• Hippie Sabotage — The EDM group’s Path of Righteousness Tour is 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 13. Tickets: $15 early bird general admission; $80 VIP.
• Jenny and the Mexicats — Spanish fusion band, 8 p.m. Friday, March 16. Tickets: $15-$18.
• Ookay — San Diego EDM DJ, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17. Tickets: $19.
• Mobley — The producer, singer and songwriter performs 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the Perch, with Sha’vonne. Tickets: $5.
• The Sword — The Austin-based doom band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, March 23, with King Buffalo. Tickets: $18-$20.
• Nina Diaz — The lead singer for Girl in a Coma performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, with Wild Moccasins. Tickets: $7-$10.
• Monster Mash: Horror vs. Sci-Fi, official After Party of El Paso Comic Con is 9 p.m. Friday, April 13, with prizes for best costume. General admission: $10, ages 18 and older only.
• Calexico — The Tex-Mex indie rock band performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, with Ryley Walker. Tickets: $25-$30.
• The Wailers — Legendary reggae band, 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 24. Tickets: $20-$22.

Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or
  Pre-show buffets begin two hours prior to show; cost is $20.
• Popovich Comedy Pet Theater — Gregory Popovich and his cast of rescue pets perform at 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, with a family-oriented blend of circus-styled comedy and juggling, and the talents of Popovich’s furry friends. Each of the more than 30 pets in the show, including cats, dogs and birds – were rescued from animal shelters. Tickets: $39-$49.
• Robert Earl Keen — The veteran Texas singer-songwriter performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Keen’s songs have spotlighted coarse characters living the high-life; arrogant fools falling into the down-and-out, and the humbling struggles of mid-life. Tickets: $39-$69.
• “Amazing Grace” — The new Broadway musical based on the true story behind the world’s most beloved song is 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3. The musical is based loosely on the life of John Newton, an English slave trader who later became an Anglican priest and eventually an abolitionist who wrote many evocative hymns, including “Amazing Grace.” Tickets: $39-$79.
• “Bookends: Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years” — 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Hailing from Stourbridge, England, Dan Haynes and Pete Richards are the members of Bookends, perhaps the finest Simon and Garfunkel tribute band in the world. Tickets: $39-$59.
• “Cinderella” — State Street Ballet presents its light-hearted retelling of the favorite fairy tale at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Choreographed by Rodney Gustafson, former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer. Tickets: $39-$69.

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or
• The COPE Benefit Legends of Song and Dance II” is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3. Tickets: $15 ($10 military, seniors and children).
BYU Theater Ballet — Brigham Young University’s top ballet touring company performs favorite scenes from “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Snow White” and “Swan Lake” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9. Prince and Princess pre-party precedes the performance. Tickets: $10, $20 and $30.
• The Flying J Wranglers perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17. Tickets to be announced.
• Alamogordo High School, Chaparral Middle School and Mt. View Middle School student concert is 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22. Admission is free.
• Kevin Johnson — The 2017-18 Premier Series closes with the ventriloquist at 7 p.m. Friday, March 23. Recognized as one of the world’s top ten ventriloquists Kevin is mostly known from his appearance on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. He started at San Diego’s Legoland California Theme Park where he performed 8,824 shows in nine years. He was twice honored as the “Best Male Performer” at any amusement park in the world. Tickets: $10, $20 and $30.
• Selena #1 Tribute featuring Karla Perez is 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7. Tickets are $15, $22, $29 and $38.
• GCRMC Cancer Center Benefit Concert, “Play Me: The Music of Neil Diamond,” is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Tickets are $30. A dinner is at 5:30 p.m.; cost is $15.
  Other events:
• The COPE Benefit Legends of Song and Dance II” is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3. Tickets: $15 ($10 military, seniors and children).
• The Flying J Wranglers perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17. Tickets to be announced.
• Alamogordo High School, Chaparral Middle School and Mt. View Middle School student concert is 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22. Admission is free.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Shows start at 8 p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets through or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or
  Tickets to all listed shows: $29-$89.
• Cheech & Chong — The comedy duo performs Friday, March 16.
• Kane Brown — Saturday, March 17. Tickets sold out at press time.
• Mariachi Vargas de Tecatlán — The “greatest mariachi group in the world” performs Friday, April 6.
• Clint Black — The country music star performs Saturday, April 7.
• Eastern Corbin — The country artist performs Friday, April 27.

NM Tech Performing Arts Series — Performances are 7:30 p.m. at New Mexico Tech’s Macey Center in Socorro, N.M. Information:
• Jesus Muñoz Flamenco is Friday, March 23. Tickets: $22 ($20 senior; $10 youth $5).
• Presidential Chamber Music Series presents a Strings and Oboe performance with Robert Ingliss, Krzysztof Zimowski and James Holland, Monday, March 26. Admission is free.
• State Street Ballet presents “Cinderella” Friday, April 20. Tickets: $22 ($20 senior; $10 youth $5).
• Santa Fe Opera Apprentices perform Friday, April 27. Admission is free.

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