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‘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.
Jams and Jokes — New Mexico R&B band Phat Soul, and Phoenix comedians Lesha Renee, Seth Easy Living and Sergio Lloyd Morning perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Northgate Optimist Club, 4201 Skyline. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 ( $40 reserved seats) in advance; $30 ($50 reserved) at the door. Available at eventbrite.com. Information: Paul, 241-6457; Mimi, 204-8028 or Lamont, 276-9983.
Portion of proceeds benefit Northgate Optimist Church’s Building Project and “One Family of Hope” at aid and assist El Paso’s Homeless.
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).
‘Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes’ — Showtime! El Paso opens its season with the nostalgic look at Hank Williams at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Showtime! season tickets are $95 ($175 family; $35 students). Individual tickets: $30; $10 age 6-25 (Ticketmaster). Information: 544-2022 or showtimeelpaso.com.
This tribute to Williams and his influence on country music is performed by Obie-winning singer and actor Jason Petty, who brings Hank Williams’ era back to life by paying tribute to musicians like Jimmie Rogers, Roy Cuff, Ernest Tubb and the Carter Family.
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 special guests and James McMurtry and others. 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.
‘Love and Gravity’ — Acrobatic Conundrum, Seattle’s premier contemporary circus arts company, performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Tickets: $28 ($18 student, senior, military, age 12 and younger) at eventbrite.com. Admission increases at the door. Information: riograndetheatre.org.
The company blends virtuosic circus skill, dance and physical theater.
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.
Tim Meadows — The Saturday Night Live alumnus performs 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27-28, at El Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. One of the longest-running cast members in the 41-year history of SNL, Meadows crafted some of the series’ most memorable characters during his 10 years. Age 17 and older admitted. Tickets: $17.50 general admission; $27.50 reserved and VIP; available at ticketweb.com. Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233) or laff2nite.com.
Meadows’ characters included Leon Phelps, “The Ladies’ Man” and Lionel Osbourne, host of the fictional public affairs show, “Perspectives,” as well as impressions of OJ Simpson, Ike Turner and Sammy Davis Jr. Meadows also played school principal in the hit comedy “Mean Girls,” and co-starred with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock in the comedies “Grown Ups” and “Grown Ups 2.” Most recently he co-starred with Andy Samberg in “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping,” and stars in the new Fox hybrid live-action/animated comedy from Chris Miller and Phil Lord “Son of Zorn.”
‘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.
Gala of the Royal Horses — The Royal Horses of Europe perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $25 to $45 ($5 discount for children 12 and younger and seniors 60 and older (excluding VIP). VIP seats (including meet and greet after the show) are $65 (Ticketmaster). Ticket information: 747-5234.
The Royal Horses of Europe are favored for centuries by royalty, equestrian riders. This performance celebrates the tradition, athleticism and grace of these revered creatures. For the last 12 years Riding Master, Rene Gasser had been touring both in Australia and abroad with his various productions, which include “Lipizzaners with the Stars,” “Equestra” and “The Horseman from Snowy River.”
Gala of The Royal Horses includes the Lipizzaner Stallions, the Spanish Andalusian, Friesian and the majestic Arabian breeds, as well as recently added quarter horses.
Jeff Dunham — The master comedian and ventriloquist and his slightly demented posse of puppets performs his “Passively Aggressive” Tour at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 1-2, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $50 to $63(Ticketmaster).
With hit comedy specials premiering on Comedy Central and his newest “Relative Disaster” debuting on Netflix, Dunham has made a big name for himself in the world of comedy.
3 Redneck Tenors — Showtime! El Paso presents the America’s Got Talent finalists, Broadway and opera stars at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Individual tickets: $30; $10 age 6-25 (Ticketmaster). Information: 544-2022 or showtimeelpaso.com.
The new breed of the “tenor genre” features classically trained veteran artists in a show where Duck Dynasty goes to Carnegie Hall — down home laughs with big city music.
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).
‘Motown the Musical’ — The true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10-11, at the Plaza Theatre, as part of the Broadway in El Paso series. Tickets to be announced. 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. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”
‘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.”
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).
MC Magic & Lil Rob also Baby Bash — The rappers perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Plaza Theatre, performing their hits such as hits like “Sexy Lady,” “Cyclone,” and “Summer Nights.” Tickets: $45, $90, $125 (Ticketmaster). Tickets for first six rows include a pre-concert photo meet and greet, t-shirt, signed poster and early admission.
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).
Lindsey Stirling — The YouTube sensation bring her ‘Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour” to El Paso at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $39.75 to $59.75. VIP experiences; including four-person packages some meet & greet experiences) range from $121.50 to $271.50.
Stirling is a classically trained violinist, dancer and electronic music aficionado. She has grown from web star to 2017 Dancing with the Stars contestant, to New York Times bestseller for her book “The Only Pirate at the Party.”
‘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.
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: $42.80-$53.50 (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.
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).
Sin Bandera — The Grammy-winning Latin pop duo’s “Última Vez” Tour is 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 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.
Rescheduled from Sept. 22.
‘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.
TobyMac — The Christian rocker headlines the 2018 “Hits Deep Tour” 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 on sale Sept. 29 (Ticketmaster). Information: awakeningevents.com.
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.
Venues & series
El Paso Comic Strip — The club, 1201 Airway, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. 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 ticketweb.com.
Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), laff2nite.com or on Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip.
• Sept. 28-Oct. 1: Kabir Singh with feature act Rudy Ortiz.
• Oct. 5-8: Brian Scolaro with feature act Alli Breen.
• Oct. 12-15: Willie Barcena with feature act Rick Izquieta. Tickets: $12 Thursday and Sunday; $15 Friday and Saturday.
• Saturday Night Live alumnus Tim Meadows performs at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27-28. Tickets: $17.50 general admission; $27.50 reserved and VIP.
• 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.
• 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.
• Levitation Room — Rock band, 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8. Tickets: $12-$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.
• The Midnight Ghost Train — The Southern rockers perform at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Cuco — The synth experimental rock musician performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, with Shidu and JKE$T. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Hotel Books — The spoken word project is 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, with The Funeral Portrait. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Maxo Kream & Trill Sammy — Hip-hop artists, 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. Tickets; $7.13 ($60 VIP meet and greet tickets)
• Mom Jeans. & Walter Etc. — The indie rock bands perform at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, with Sorrytown and Homerun Derby. Tickets: $8-$10.
• 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.
• The Midnight Stroll — Austin alternative rock duo, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Moving Units — TLA indie rock band, 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Camera — Electronic dance band, 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12. Tickets: $8-$10.
• 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.
• Snow Tha Product — The Mexican-American hip hop artist’s Vibehigher Tour is 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15. Ages 18 and older admitted. Tickets: $19 ($60 VIP meet and greet).
• Walker Lukens — Houston indie singer songwriter 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20. Tickets: $10-$12.
• 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.
• Mark Farina — Chicago disc jockey, 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Tickets: $20-$25.
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.
• 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.
• The Convalescence — The death metal band headlines the This Hell is Here Tour Thursday, Oct. 26, with Wings Denied, Shaping the Legacy, Dead Eyes Always Dreaming and Death Rattle. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $10. All ages show.
• Bloodletting — The death metal band’s North American Tour is Wednesday, Nov. 8, with Origin, Archspire, Defeated Sanity, Dyscarnate, Visceral Disgorge, The Kennedy Veil, Beyond the Dead and local bands. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 day of show.
• No Silent XMas Shoe — Davey Suicide headlines the show benefiting Toys for Tots Sunday, Dec. 17. Tickets: $10; $5 with a new unwrapped toy.
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.
• 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., with Swell Kids and Cxstle Cvstle. Tickets: $22; $40 balcony.
• Mura Masa — The DJ and producer performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, with Joey Purp. Tickets: $17-$20.
• 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, with Jaymes Young. 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.
• Gojira — The French death metal band performs at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, with Torche and Code Orange. Tickets:
• Crystal Castles — The electro duo performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, with Farrows. Tickets: $22.50-$25.
• Azealia Banks — The American rapper, singer, and songwriter performs at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23. Tickets: $25-$30.
• Joyce Manor & Wavves — The emo punk show is Tuesday, Oct. 24, with French Vanilla. Tickets: $21-$26.
• RL Grime — The hip hop artist performs 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. Tickets: $37.50 general admission; $85 VIP.
• Halloween Cover Show — The punk tribute event with Two Minds as The Misfits, and Intellijents as Rancid and Operation Ivy is 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. No cover.
• Issues — The metalcore band’s Headspace Tour is 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, with special guest Volumes. Tickets: $21-$23.
• Nekromantix — The psychobilly band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, in The Perch with The Brains. Tickets: $15-$17.
• Kreator — The German thrash metal band performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, with 1349 and Tombs. Tickets: $26-$30.
• Soulfly performs the album Nailbomb in its entirety Tuesday, Nov. 7, with Harms Way, Lody Kong and Noisem. Tickets: $26-$30.
• Oceans Ate Alaska — The British metalcore band is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, with Invent, Animate, Dayseeker, Afterlife, Monrowe, Cloud 4 and Until The Avalanche. Tickets: $13-$15.
• I Prevail — The Detroit post-hardcore band’s “Rage on the Stage Tour” is 6:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, with We Came As Romans, The Word Alive and Escape The Fate. Tickets: $25-$29.
• Lil’ Peep — American rapper and singer at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14. Tickets: $20.
• Z-Ro & Slim Thug — The rappers’ We Run the South Tour is 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, with Boome1000 and Cure for Paranoia. Tickets: $26; VIP meet and greet $126.
• 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.
• glassjAw — The 5-piece hardcore band hosts their NY 1993 Tour at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20. Tickets: $26-$30.
• Pale Waves — Manchester rock band, 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Whitechapel — The deathcore band’s “Decade of Defilement Tour” is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, with guests Carnifex, Rings of Saturn, Entheos, and So This Is Suffering. Tickets: $24-$26.
• The Drums — The New York indie pop band performs 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, with Hoops. Tickets: $20 ($40 balcony).
• Suicide Silents — The deathcore band celebrates the Tenth Anniversary of their album “The Cleansing” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, with Upon A Burning Body, Winds Of Plague, Slaughter to Prevail, Prison and Violent Vendetta. Tickets: $22-$25.
• Strfkr —The Portland indie rockers perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31. Tickets: $20-$22.
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
Pre-show buffets begin two hours prior to show; cost is $20.
• “Dirty Dancing the Musical” — The Winter 2017-2018 begins with the Broadway musical adaptation of the hit motion picture at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Set at a family resort in the Catskills, this tale captures hints of the impending cultural clash that would define much of the 1960s. Features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” Tickets: $39-$79.
• Lorrie Morgan — The country singer performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20.Morgan has garnered 14 Top 10 hits, including “Five Minutes,” “Something in Red,” “Watch Me” and “What Part of No.” Tickets: $39-$69.
• ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ — The new touring live production that features the Emmy and Peabody-winning story by Charles M. Schulz is 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, featuring all the favorite Peanuts characters and Vince Geraldo’s score. Tickets: $39-$59.
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
• Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. The troupe was established in 1957 as a combination of the former China Circus & Acrobats that was founded in 1948. It is one of the best acrobatic troupes in China with over 100 acrobatic, magical and martial arts performers. Tickets: $18, $28 and $38.
• a-Resolve — The alternative rock and metal band from Albuquerque performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6. Tickets: $10.
• Get the Led Out — The American Led Zeppelin performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. GTLO is a group of professional musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin. It's been their mission to bring the studio recordings of “the mighty Zep” to life on the big concert stage. Tickets: $27-$37.
• Michael Martin Murphey — The cowboy and country music legend performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. The singer-songwriter tells the stories and romance of the Native Americans, cowboys, horsemen, ranchers, outlaws and lawmen. Tickets: $15, $25 and $35.
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.
• 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.
• Gary Allan — The country singer performs Friday, Dec. 1. Tickets: $49-$69.
• Warrant and Winger — The popular metal bands perform Saturday, Jan. 20 (Rescheduled from Aug. 4). Tickets: $35 to $65.
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.
• 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).
• Presidential Chamber Music Series presents West Shore Piano Trio Monday, Nov. 13. Admission is free.
• Tech Club Macey special Canvas and Cocktails event is Monday, Nov. 13. Tickets: $35 ($30 club members).
• Award winning cowboy singer Michael Martin Murphy performs Friday, Nov. 17, as part of the Festival of the Cranes. Tickets: $22 ($20 senior; $10 youth $5).
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