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January 2018

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Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic’ — The new Disney Live! presentation comes to El Paso for five performances Jan. 6-7, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre, with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and 25 favorite Disney characters. Show time is 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $20-$60 (Ticketmaster).
  The show features special appearances by Snow White, Tinker Bell, Aladdin’s Genie, and more.

Ryan Stout — Stand-up comic and El Paso native Ryan Stout performs a one night only showcase at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at The Venue (formerly The Garden) in Union Plaza, with local rising stand-up stars Nico Adjemian and Aurore Tarango. Complimentary food available; drinks available for purchase. Tickets: $20 ($7 table for 4; $120 table for 8), available at
  Information, reservations: 227-3125.
  A regular on ”Chelsea Lately,” Stout has also appeared on ”Conan,” HBO’s “Funny as Hell,” and Comedy Central’s “@Midnight” as well as his own half-hour stand-up special: ”Comedy Central Presents...Ryan Stout.”

Tony Pace — Showtime! El Paso presents an evening of quick comedic wit and musical talent at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Individual tickets: $30; $10 age 6-25 (Ticketmaster). Information: 544-2022 or
  Las Vegas headliner Pace combines musical comedy, crazy characters, impressions, musicianship and more.

‘Rent 20th Anniversary Tour’ — Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a 20th anniversary touring production at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 16-17, at the Plaza Theatre, as part of the Broadway in El Paso series. Tickets: $30-$70 (Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111, or on Facebook at Broadway in El Paso.
  A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, “Rent” follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams.

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular — The popular laser rock show returns at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $25 to $35. (Ticketmaster).
  With more than 30 years of successful touring, the Laser Spectacular features some of Pink Floyd’s biggest hits, including the “Dark Side of the Moon” album and “The Wall,” with a multi-screen video projection and state-of-the-art laser technology.

David Crowder Band — The Christian rock band’s “Texas Takeover Tour” is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $19-$40 (Ticketmaster).

Lil Pump — The rap and hip-hop artist performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $25- $125 (Ticketmaster).

‘The Price is Right, Live!’ — The hit interactive stage show returns to the are 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at NMSU’s Pan American Center; celebrity host to be announced. Randomly selected contestants from the audience will “come on down” to win appliances, vacations, and even a new car by playing the long-running television game show’s classic games such as Plinko, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel and even the Showcase. Tickets: $35-$55. (Ticketmaster).
  Contestants must be legal U.S. residents 18 years or older. Information: (575) 646-1420.

Rodney Carrington — The comedian, actor, singer, and Texas native brings his “Here Comes the Truth” tour to El Paso at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $42.25 to $177.25. For mature audiences only.
  Rodney broke through with his major label comedy CD debut “Hangin’ with Rodney” in 1998. The next few years saw nine more Top 10 comedy albums.

The Coteries — The Colorado trio performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 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
  Austin folk singer Slaid Cleaves performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17.

Carnage ‘Rare’ Fest — Popular DJ Carnage’s “Rare” fest returns at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at El Paso County Coliseum. Special guests include Rae Sremmurd and Getter, as well as Lost Kings, Trill Sammy and Gommi. Tickets: $20-$50 (Ticketmaster).
  Carnage has collaborated with some of music’s top DJs and rappers, culminating in such hit songs as “Liger,” “Homie” and “Guala.” He performed at the Coliseum last year to a sold-out crowd.
  The popular Mississippi hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd recently won a 2017 Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Collaboration for “Black Beatles.” California-born Getter is a DJ, rapper and comedian, and performs dubstep, trap and house music.

Flans — The all-Mexicana group performs their biggest hits at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at The Plaza Theatre as part of their “Así Somos” Tour. Tickets: $48-$140 (Ticketmaster)  
  Flans grew in popularity in the 80s and 90s, dominating the airwaves and amassing a large following.

Jo Koy — The comedian Jo Koy brings his wild and energetic show to El Paso at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30-$45; VIP packages available (Ticketmaster).
  Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house. He pulls inspiration from his family, especially his son. This year, the comedian broke a record for the most tickets sold by a single artist at the Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu, with 11 sold-out shows and over 23,000 tickets.

Valentine’s Super Love Jam — Rose Royce, Peaches and Herb, GQ, Color Me Badd, Lighter Shade of Brown, Malo, JoJo/Mary Jane Girls, The Chi-Lites, The Moments and Eddie Holmanare are featured at this year’s Love Jam at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $28 and $50 (Ticketmaster).

Paul Anka — The legendary singer and songwriter performs at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 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: $49-$169 (Ticketmaster). Event rescheduled from Nov. 5.
  Anka’s two most recent albums, “Rock Swings” and “Classic Songs, My Way,” feature songs created by rock performers like Nirvana and Van Halen.

Blake Shelton — The country superstar’s “Country Music Freaks” Tour comes to Las Cruces, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at NMSU’s Pan American Center, with Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce and special guest Trace Adkins. Tickets: $43-$92. VIP packages (starting at $179), and 3D collector tickets also offered.
  The tour will showcase Shelton’s fan favorites along with music from Shelton’s latest project “Texoma Shore,” featuring the hit single “I’ll Name the Dogs.”
  Eldredge brought his 2017 self-titled album to the top of Billboard’s all-genre Top Album Sales and Country Albums charts. Pearce released her debut album “Every Little Thing” and was one of only three females to reach Top 10 this year on country radio. Adkins, a star on the country scene for over 20 years with several No. 1 hits, has also acted on TV and films.

Aaron Watson — The Texas country musician performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. The West Texas native and up-and-coming country star’s new album is “Vaquero.” Tickets: $22-$108 (Ticketmaster).

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 the 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).

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alicia Villarreal — The Mexican singer performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $45-$110 (Ticketmaster).

‘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.

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.”

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.”

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.

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.”

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.”

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.

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.”

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.
Dec. 28-30: Steven Michael Quezada (DEA agent Steve “Gomie” Gomez from “Breaking Bad”). Tickets: $15.
  Quezada will headline the New Year’s Eve 2018 Party at 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31. Tickets: $22.50.
Jan. 4-7: Frankie Quinones.
Jan. 18-21: Aries Spears of “Mad TV” and “Showtime at the Apollo.” Showtime is 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $25 ($30 front 50 VIP) for Thursday and Sunday; $27 ($32 front 50 VIP) for both early and late shows Friday and Saturday.
  Raymond Orta presents a special taping at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 general admission; $25 front 50 VIP and $30 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 at
• The Dirty River Boys — The Austin indie bluegrass band originally from El Paso performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Hodge Twins — Edgy comedy team performs at 8 and 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11. Age 18 and older admitted. Tickets: $25 general admission; $50 VIP.
• “The Mother F***er with the Hat — Players on the Wall present the play by Stephen Adley Gurgis at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 12-13. Tickets: $12; $10 student; $8 military.
• JD Samson — The DJ performs at 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, with Freddy Towers. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Travesura – The California band performs at 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, with Miijas. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Badflower — The LA rock band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, with Kat Suicide and the Candance. Tickets: $10-$12.
• The Octopus Project — The Austin “indietronica” band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, with New Fumes. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Madam X — The Paris singer performs at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, with J^HIR. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Adam Jodorowsky — French-Mexican musician, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23. Tickets: $15-$20.
• Radio Moscow — Psychedelic rock band, 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, with Amplified Heat. Tickets: $15-$18.
• Black Sabbitch — The all-female Black Sabbath Tribute performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, with arsonkill. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Mako — LA DJ duo, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14. Tickets: $15-$20.
• Money Chicha — The Austin chicha band performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, with Dos Santos. Tickets: $10-$12.
• J.I.D. + Earthgang — The hip-hop artists perform at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, with Chaz French and Lute. Age 16 and older admitted. Tickets: $15 (VIP $65).
• Jerry Folk and SAINT WKND — The electronic artists’ “Foreign Affair Tour” is 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Thunderpussy — Rock band, 9 p.m. Monday, March 12. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Shopping — The post-punk band performs 10 p.m. Friday, March 16, with French Vanilla. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Kolars — The pop/rock group performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, March 18, with Escondido. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO — Japanese psychedelic rock, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 3. Tickets: $10-$12.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouseDiveBarKitchen.
• New Year’s Eve concert with Hyproglo begins at 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. No cover.
• The Brazilian metal band Claustrophobia performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2. Special guests: La Muerte, Hereafter the Wave and Soren. Admission: $10.

Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango. Specializing in electronic and DJ music. Most events are 18 and older, unless listed otherwise. Tickets on Group discounts offered for most shows. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.
• Amythyst Blvd performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, with Emily Hardtke
As the City Sleeps, The Anhedonians and LUNAS.
• Bryan Kearney — The Irish DJ makes his El Paso debut with a 3-hour set for the club’s 2-year anniversary at 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, with local support Ado and Gusso. Tickets: $25 ($4 minor fee at the door).
• Take the Ride with Lee Reynolds & Porkchop is 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. Tickets: $17.95.
• George Fitzgerald performs at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2. Tickets: $17.95
• Volac’s Russia Style North American Tour is 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16. Tickets: $14.71.
• Billy Kenny’s “Milky Way Tour” is 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. Tickets: $17.95.

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
• Yung Gleesh — The hip-hop artist performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, with Y$P, KlayKoH JayoH, Mic, Rob$ta, Benny St. and Quince. Tickets: $15 general admission: $55 VIP meet and greet.
• Strfkr —The Portland indie rockers perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31. Tickets: $20-$22.
• Grails — The experimental rock band performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at The Perch. Tickets: $14-$17.
• Nothing More — The metal band’s “The Stories We Tell Ourselves” Tour is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, with The Contortionist and Big Story. Tickets: $17 general admission ($75 and $125 VIP packages).
• 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.
• Calexico — The Tex-Mex indie rock band performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, with Ryley Walker. Tickets: $25-$30.

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or
Brass Transit, The Chicago Tribute performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. The Toronto band’s show includes all the hits from Chicago’s golden age with horns, rocking rhythm section and vocals that transport audiences back to the freewheeling days of 1969-1976. Tickets: $18, $28 and $38.
• Bettman & Halpin and Chocolate Buffet — The folk/Americana duo perform for the annual Valentine’s Day event at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10.  Tickets: $10, $20 and $30. Information: (575) 437-2202 or
• ABBA Mania — The world’s No. 1 touring ABBA tribute concert comes to Alamogordo at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. Tickets: $19-$40.
‘The Great Gatsby’ — National Players present the play based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald book at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20. This fast-paced adaptation of Fitzgerald’s novel brings the Jazz Age of New York to life. Tickets: $10, $20 and $30.
  The Sierra County Spelling Bee is 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25. 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
• La original Banda El Limon — One of the oldest and most revered groups in Mexican banda performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19. Tickets: $29-$89.
• Warrant and Winger — The popular metal bands perform Saturday, Jan. 20 (Rescheduled from Aug. 4). Tickets: $35 to $65.
• Josh Turner - The country star performs Friday, Feb. 23. Tickets: $29-$89.
• Cheech & Chong — The comedy duo performs Friday, March 16. Tickets: $29-$89.
• Mariachi Vargas de Tecatlán — The “greatest mariachi group in the world” performs Friday, April 6. Tickets: $29-$89.
  The annual New Year even celebration is 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31.

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.
• “Stomp” — The explosive hit musical is 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Tickets: $39-$69.
• The Ten Tenors — Australia’s most debonair musical export performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, with a dynamic mix of vocal power ranging from high-tone opera, to jazz, disco, modern and classic pop. Tickets: $39-$69.

NM Tech Performing Arts Series — Performances are 7:30 p.m. at New Mexico Tech’s Macey Center in Socorro, N.M. Information:
• Presidential Chamber Music Series presents a History of Tango with QTango Monday, Jan. 29. Admission is free.
• Scaffolding Theatre presents the musical “Five Course Love” Friday, Feb. 9. Tickets: $18 ($16 senior; $8 youth)
• Popovich’s Comedy Pet Theatre is Friday, Feb. 23. Tickets: $20 ($18 senior; $10 youth).
  The 23rd annual Community Arts Party begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, with arts workshops for all ages. Admission is free.


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