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Michael W. Smith — The multi-platinum Christian singer/songwriter and best-selling author performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets: $25-$75 (Ticketmaster). Information: utepsepecialevents.com.
Smith has won three Grammy Awards, 45 Dove Awards, an American Music Award and has sold more than 15 million albums. He also has raised funds to battle AIDS in Africa alongside longtime friend Bono, started Rocketown, a safe haven for young people in Tennessee to meet and find hope, and has helped more than 70,000 children’s lives through Compassion International.
Smith has also starred in two films and published 14 books.
Anuel AA — The Puerto Rican rapper performs his “Emmanuel World Tour” at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. The performer is considered one of the early pioneers of the Latin trap movement. Tickets: $59-$129 (Ticketmaster).
‘Two Women. Two Voices. Unplugged — El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series presents Emily Davis and Jaimielynn Amato at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre), hosted by “clean” comic Orlando “Lando VC” Cordova. Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.
Fresh from a national tour supporting Bad Religion, edgy singer-songwriter Davis returns to her solo punk-folk roots. Amato, the “Songbird of El Paso,” opens the show.
Next month’s performance is Dec. 8 with “Icarus Was a Rookie: Run the Jewel Back” from the Border Theatre. This irreverent bit of interactive, improv theater debuted last year, and has evolved to include more local talent.
Maná — The Guadalajara-based rock band brings their “Rayando El Sol" tour to El Paso for second time at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $62.75-$222.75; Platinum, $429.50-$899 VIP packages $325-$775 (Ticketmaster).
Maná, winner of both Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards, has a career spanning more than three decades. The group’s sound ranges from hard rock to mellow Latin pop with influences from calypso and reggae.
Five Finger Death Punch — The metal band performs at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with Three Days Grace, Bad Wolves, and Fire From the Gods. Tickets: $47.75-$77.75. VIP packages: $197-$498 (Ticketmaster).
George Carden International Circus — The traveling circus runs Nov. 7-11 at El Paso County Coliseum. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Monday; 11 a.m. 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $14; $18 opening night (Ticketmaster).
Christian Nodal — The Latin Grammy winning mariachi performs brings his Ahora Tour to E Paso at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Plaza Theatre. Nodal has high rankings on Billboard, iHeartRadio and more. Tickets: $55-$140 (Ticketmaster).
‘Peppa Pig’s Adventure’ — Peppa Pig, George and their friends’ new live show, is 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, based on Entertainment One’s top-rated Nick Jr series. Tickets: $25-$65; VIP packages $145-$155; includes character meet-and-greets. (Ticketmaster).
Peppa gets ready to go on a camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunchboxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter and live music.
Robert Dubac’s ‘The Book of Moron’ — Dubac’s new Off-Broadway solo hit comes to El Paso Nov. 8-10, at the Philanthropy Theatre in the Plaza Theatre’s Annex, taking on such topics as the barriers of sex, race, religion, politics and the media. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $50 (Ticketmaster).
‘The Book of Moron’ has been described as one of the most “hilarious” “intelligent” and “scorching” satirical attacks on idiocracy since Mark Twain.
The Coathangers — The all-female garage outfit performs at 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11,at Lowbrow Palace, 111 E. Robinson, with opening band Control Top. The Coathangers have been together for more than a decade and have toured and played with The Black Lips, Refused, the Thermals, and more. Tickets: $12. Available in advance at The Headstand or eventbrite.com. Information: Facebook at lowbrowpalace.
Their critically acclaimed new album “The Devil You Know” features the single “Hey Buddy.“
Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue — Las Cruces Civic Concert Association presents the western music stylings of Dan Miller and his group (daughter Hannah on fiddle and mandolin, and harmony vocalist Wendy Corr) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, direct from the award-winning Buffalo Bill Center in Wyoming. The group’s program ranges from Americana and western to bluegrass and gospel. Tickets: $25; $5 students with valid ID at the door; free for age 17 and younger with ticketed adult. Information: (575) 405-7429, lascrucescca.org or on Facebook at LCCivicConcertAssoc.
Blue Man Group — The wildly popular performance group present their new show, “Speechless,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 19-20 at the Plaza Theatre, as part of the Broadway in El Paso Series. More than 35 million people worldwide have enjoyed Blue Man Group’s combination of comedy, music and technology to produce their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts. Tickets: $30-$75. Information: 231-1111, ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on Facebook at Broadway in El Paso.
The “Speechless” Tour features new and original compositions, acts, and instruments alongside iconic Blue Man Group moments based in “joy, art, music, comedy, social commentary, and profound absurdity.”
Jay Pharoah — The six-season SNL alum performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21-23, at El Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Tickets: $25; $30 VIP.
Information: 779-LAFF (5233) or laff2nite.com.
Known for his impressions of President Barack Obama, Jay Z, Denzel Washington, Kanye West, and many others, Pharoah also made a splash with his memorable character, Principal Daniel Frye, based on Pharoah’s actual high school principal.
Newsboys — The Christian pop band’s “Greatness of Our God” Tour is 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, featuring Ryan Stevenson, with Adam Agee and special appearance by Kevin Max. Since beginning in their native Australia in 1985, the Newsboys have amassed six gold albums among their recordings. Tickets: $20-$100 (Ticketmaster).
Rezz — The Canadian DJ/producer returns for her “Beyond the Senses” Tour at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at El Paso County Coliseum, with special guests Black Gummy and Peekaboo. Rezz’s debut album “Mass Manipulation” won a 2018 Juno Award for Best Electronic Album, and her latest album “Certain Kind of Magic” was released last fall. Tickets: $20 floor standing room; $25 general admission stands; $50 VIP standing room(Ticketmaster).
La Arrolladora Banda Limón — The Latin Grammy winning group from Matzatlán, Sinaloa, performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $49.50-$129.50 (Ticketmaster).
Chris D’Elia — One of the most in-demand performers in comedy presents his “Follow the Leader” show at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at the Plaza Theatre. D’Elia has three comedy specials available on Netflix and was chosen as one of four comics to represent the US in Netflix’s 2019 series, “Comedians of the World,” which features 47 comedians from 13 regions in eight different languages. Tickets: $37.50-$67.50(Ticketmaster)
His first special, “White Male, Black Comic” debuted on Comedy Central in 2013. He also hosts the highly successful podcast “Congratulations with Chris D’Elia” in iTunes. On screen, D’Elia is most known for his starring role in the comedy series “Undateable.”
Kinky Friedman — The Texas legend, performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Star City Studios, 120 W. Castellano. Friedman’s new CD, “Resurrection,” is currently featured on SirusXM. Opening act is Cleve Hattersly of Greezy Wheels. Friedman will answer some audience questions before the set. Tickets: $40; age 18 and older welcome. Information: 257-4777, starcitystudioproductions.com or on Facebook.
Friedman speaks to the legends and myths of the great Southwest, always with an eye to the longings, needs and hopes of the modern world. Rolling Stone wrote last year, “At 73, the Texas oddball has landed on a newfound sincerity. Friedman has arrived at a more empathic narrative voice, spinning old yarns in new ways.”
The 70s Reunion Party — Grammy Award winner Hazel Payne of A Taste of Honey, and Tyriq Johnson, lead singer of Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns and Serpentine Fire (Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute), headline a dance party and concert celebrating the 1970s 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama, with disco, soul and Motown hits. Also featured is a “Tribute To Motown” with Jerome Gullatt and special guest, “El Paso's Most Dangerous Band” Hypnosis. Tickets: $29 ($39 VIP), available at El Maida Shrine, or (575) 520-8776. Information: the70sreunion.com.
The Temptations and Four Tops — An evening with legendary musical groups Dennis Edwards’ The Temptations Revue, the Four Tops, and Lenny Williams, original lead singer of Tower Of Power, is 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $35 (Ticketmaster).
The Temptations were essential to the original Motown machine and charted their first big hit “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” in 1964. Other hits include “My Girl,” “Since I Lost My Baby,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” and “I Wish It Would Rain.”
Motown supergroup Four Tops’ Motown hit, “Baby I Need Your Loving” catapulted them to fame in 1964. Their sound helped define the 1960s with hit songs like “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” “It’s The Same Old Song,” “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” “Standing In The Shadows Of Love,” “Bernadette,” and their cover of “Walk Away Renee.”
Trans-Siberian Orchestra — Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, presented 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: $38.25-$72.25 (Ticketmaster).
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony — The Grammy Award winning cutting edge rap group performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, made up of Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone and Flesh-N-Bone. Tickets at Ticketmaster.
Cristela Alonzo — The comedian, actress, writer and producer brings her “My Affordable Care Act” stand-up comedy tour to El Paso at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Philanthropy Theatre, in the Plaza Annex. She will also host a book signing for her new memoir, “Music of My Years,” at the event. Tickets: $40 (Ticketmaster).
Alonzo made history in 2014 when she became the first Latina to create, produce and star in her own network sitcom, “Cristela,” for ABC. During that same year, she split her time between Los Angeles and New York City to serve as one of ABC’s favorite guest hosts on the hit daytime talk show, “The View”.
She voiced the part of “Cruz Ramirez” in Cars 3. Her first stand-up special, “Lower Classy,” is currently streaming on Netflix.
Musical Jams and Jokes — T.K. Kirkland, the “Underground King of Comedy,” headlines the music and comedy show at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Northgate Optimist Club, 4201 Skyline, hosted by Tommy Black, with comedy by Mando Man and musical guest Uplift Muzik Band. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 in advance (general admission); $30 at the door. VIP table seating is $40. Early bird tickets (through Nov. 6) are $20 general admission; $30 VIP. Military discounts also offered. Available at eventbrite. Information: Paul, 241-6457, Mimi, 204-8028, Tommy (505) 730-2413 or Smooth, (832) 921-2788.
Paulina Rubio — The singer’s Ellas Mandan Tour is 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at UTEP’s Don Haskin Center, with guest Ivy Queen. Tickets: $30-$120 (Ticketmaster).
Steve O — The comic and stuntman who first gained fame on MTV’s stunt-based reality show “Jackass” performs at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, at the Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Tickets: $30; $40 VIP; $50 Front 50.Information: 799-LAFF (5233) or laff2nite.com.
Steve O was college dropout and homeless couch-surfer for three years before attending Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College to further his goal of becoming a stuntman. After graduating Clown College, he began to pitch his home videos to producers. Eventually his videos made it into the hands of Jackass creator Jeff Tremaine.
‘The Great Russian Nutcracker’ — The Moscow Ballet presents its “Gift of Christmas Tour” at 7 p.m. Friday, and 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6-7, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $29-$99(Ticketmaster). Group discounts and VIP packages available. Information: nutcracker.com.
Moscow Ballet’s latest tour features such “gifts of Christmas” such as a life-sized Kissy Doll, red-eyed Rat King; Russian Troika Sleigh bringing Masha through the Snow Forest to the Land of Peace and Harmony populated with 10-foot-tall dancing puppets, exotic flying birds and dancing couples.
John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons — Actor/comic Leguizamo brings his Tony-nominated one-man Broadway show to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $37.50-$67.50 (Ticketmaster).
The play was inspired by the near-total absence of Latinos from his son’s American History books. Leguizamo embarks on an outrageously funny, frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school history project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Pitbull into 110 irreverent and uncensored minutes.
Natti Natasha — The rising pop star performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $40 (Ticketmaster).
Rescheduled from earlier dates.
Natasha moved from the Dominican Republic to New York at 18, signing with reggaetón veteran Don Omar and the Orfanato Music Group. Her 2012 debut EP, “All About Me,” with the hit song “Dutty Love,” with Omar won three Billboard Latin Music Awards. She also collaborated with singer Daddy Yankee for “Otra Cosa,” followed by the hit “Criminal” with Latin trap star
Ozuna, which became the most viewed video in 2017.
She released her debut album, “IlumiNATTI,” this year and won the Billboard Latin Music Award for Hot Latin Songs Female Artist of the Year.
‘A Drag Queen Christmas: The Naughty Tour’ — The show starring contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race on VH-1 is 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. The queens perform in their biggest holiday costumes with back-up dancers and a full stage production. Tickets start at $35; VIP packages are $150 (Ticketmaster).
Performers include, Lady Bunny, Latrice Royale, Manila Luzon, Shuga Cain, Shea Coulee, Thorgy Thor and William; hosted by Nina West.
Il Divo — The tenor group presents “A Holiday Song Celebration” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Plaza Theatre. The group has stood out for its mix of opera and pop in songs of different genres. Tickets: $49.50-$109.50; with VIP packages $277-$553 (Ticketmaster).
Styx — The rock ’n’ roll renegades celebrate their new album “The Mission” with a special winter tour that comes to El Paso’s Abraham Chavez Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Tickets: $39.85-$69.75; VIP packages $176-$347. (Ticketmaster).
Spawned from a suburban Chicago basement in the early ‘70s, Styx would eventually transform into the virtual arena rock prototype by the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, due to a fondness for big rockers and soaring power ballads.
Donnell Rawlings — The stand-up comic who has frequently toured with Dave Chappelle performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19-21 at El Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Tickets: $20; $25 VIP. Information: 779-LAFF (5233) or laff2nite.com.
Rawlings was a cast member on MTV2’s “Guy Code,” and lends his voice in a recurring role as “Another Cat Named Rally” on the hit Adult Swim animated series, “Black Dynamite.” He is co-creator and star of Heavy.com’s hit web series “From Ashy to Classy.”
‘’Twas the Night Before Christmas’ — Ken Ludwig’s modern twist on the classic tale is 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Plaza Theatre. When Santa’s naughty and nice list goes missing, a few dancing mice, a little girl, and a wacky elf need to save the day before Santa boards his sleigh. Tickets: $25-$50(Ticketmaster).
A Merry-Achi Christmas — Mariachi Sol de Mexico brings back its holiday show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at the Plaza Theatre, with traditional carols played by the 13-piece ensemble, and featuring Ballet Folklorico Quetzales. The show includes a fusion of the traditional holiday spirit Mexican and American Christmas songs and carols. Tickets: $26.50-$62.50 (Ticketmaster).
Sol de México is a three-time Grammy nominated ensemble that has worked on Hollywood soundtracks for “Sea Biscuit,” “The Old Gringo,” “American Me,” “Don Juan de Marco,” “Glory Road,” and “Beverly Hills Chihuahua.”
Kayzo — The DJ brings his “Unleashed” Tour to El Paso at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at El Paso County Coliseum. Doors open at 8 p.m.; all ages show. Tickets: $20 general admission; $40 VIP floor (Ticketmaster).
Sesame Street Live ‘Let’s Party’ — The Sesame Street Live returns with a new show Dec. 21-22, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, presented by Feld Entertainment. Showtimes are 1 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $22-$45 (Ticketmaster). Pre-show experiences begin one hour prior to each performance; Tickets are $50 (separate from performance). Information: 231-1100 or sesamestreetlive.com.
The all-new, interactive show unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood.
The Fab Four — The “Ultimate Tribute” of the Beatles returns to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at The Plaza Theatre, with note-for-note, live renditions of the Beatle’s classics. Tickets: $25-$55.(Ticketmaster).
This Emmy-winning tribute to the Beatles has performed around the world including Japan, Malaysia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, and Brazil with record-perfect live performances of such classics as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist and Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun,” “Hey Jude” and more.
‘Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the hit musical based on the original film Jan. 29-Feb. 2, at the Plaza Theatre. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $30-$70 (Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111, ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on Facebook at Broadway in El Paso.
Features songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a new score from the songwriters of “Hairspray.” Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory … to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams.
Jo Koy — The comedian Jo Koy brings his “Just Kidding” World Tour to El Paso at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $40-$60; VIP packages available (Ticketmaster).
His new Netflix show is “Comin’ In Hot.”
‘The Bachelor’ Live on Stage — The hit romance reality series comes to El Paso at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Hosted by “The Bachelor” fan favorite Ben Higgins, “The Bachelor Live on Stage” fits an entire season of “Bachelor” drama into one evening, giving members of the audience the opportunity to find love in their own community, complete with a rose ceremony. Tickets: $39.50-$69.50 (VIP meet and greet tickets are $135) (Ticketmaster). Information:bachelorliveonstage.com.
The tour is the latest extension of the hit “Bachelor” franchise, heading into its 24th season on ABC and airs in 31 countries around the world.
Itzhak Perlman — El Paso Pro-Musica presents the “Reigning Virtuoso of the Violin” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $50-$150 (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to the irrepressible joy of making music, which he communicates. Itzhak Perlman was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in the recording arts. His recordings regularly appear on the best-seller charts and have garnered 15 Grammy Awards.
‘The Music of Selena’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra celebrates the legacy of the trailblazing artist and “Queen of Tejano Music” at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at The Plaza Theatre, with vocalist Marie Sanchez performing iconic Selena hits like “Dreaming of You,” “Colo la Flor,” and “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.” Ticket information. epso.org and Ticketmaster. Information: 532-3776.
Cirque du Soleil’s ‘OVO’ — Cirque du Soleil brings its touring arena show back to El Paso for six performances March 12-15 at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. OVO debuted in El Paso during a successful eight-show run in 2017. Tickets start at $35 ($24.50 for children); senior, military, student discounts, and family packs available. (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-5234.
“OVO,” meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a nonstop riot of energy and movement. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives.
Originally composed of 20 street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group completely reinvented circus arts and went on to become a world leader in live entertainment. The Canadian organization has brought wonder and delight to more 190 million spectators with productions presented in close to 450 cities in 60 countries.
The Texas Tenors — Woman’s Club of El Paso presents the group’s “10th Anniversary Tour” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 23, at the Plaza Theatre. Texas Tenors have performed more than 1,300 concerts, released four studio albums, 2 PBS specials, 4 DVDs, multiple singles, and a children’s book, along with three Emmy awards. Tickets: $45-$117 (Ticketmaster).
‘The Office! A Musical Parody’ — The unauthorized parody of the hit TV show is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. It’s a typical morning at Scranton’s third largest paper company, until, for no logical reason, a documentary crew begins filming the lives of the employees at Dunder Mifflin. Tickets: $17.50-$65 (Ticketmaster).
TobyMac — The Christian Grammy-winning rocker headlines the 2020 “Hits Deep Tour” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 27, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with Tauren Wells, Jordan Feliz, We Are Messengers, Ryan Stevenson and Aaron Cole. Presented by Food for the Hungry. Tickets: $19.75-$89.75 (Ticketmaster). Information: awakeningevents.com.
Ana Gabriel — The Latin pop star known as “La Luna de América” brings her “Estamos A Tiempo US Tour” to the Sun City at 8 p.m. Friday, April 3, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $51-$181 Ticketmaster.
Gabriel has become one of the most important global ambassadors of Mexican music. Since 1974, she has recorded in such styles as bolero, ballad, mariachi and Banda de Sinaloa.
Luke Combs — The ACM, CMA and CMT Award-winning artist brings his “What You See Is What You Get Tour” Tuesday, April 21, to the NMSU Pan American Center in Las Cruces, with special guests Ashley McBryde and Drew Parker. Combs was nominated for three awards at the 2019 CMA Awards: Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year (”Beautiful Crazy”), and Musical Event of the Year (”Brand New Man” with Brooks & Dunn). Tickets on sale Sept. 27 (Ticketmaster).
The Prequel EP to Combs’s new album, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with all five tracks charting on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Top 25. The lead single, “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” reached No. 1. His new single is “Even Though I’m Leaving.”
Celtic Woman: Celebration — The 15th anniversary tour of the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum international music group is 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the Plaza Theatre, celebrating Ireland and the Celtic heritage through traditional Irish anthems, pop standards and original music. Tickets: $29.25-$150.00 (Ticketmaster).
The tour highlights their favorite songs that have made them the most successful all-female group in Irish history, with one billion online streams, over four million tickets sold, 12 consecutive Billboard No. 1’s, and 10 million albums sold.
The four members are Tara McNeill on fiddle and Irish harp, with vocalists Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon and Megan Walsh.
Venues & series
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana, specializing in metal and hard rock. Most shows 18 and older admitted; all those under 21 charged a surcharge. Some tickets available under holdmyticket.com. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Suffocation — 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, with Belphegor, Abiotic and Nocronomicon. Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 day of show.
• Fit for and Autopsy — 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 day of show.
• Awake At Last — Progressive metal band, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11. Tickets: $5.
• 1348 and UADA — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, with The Stalk. Tickets: $20.
• Everrest — The Austin rock band performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. Tickets: $7 in advance; $10 day of show.
• Enterprise Earth — The deathcore band performs at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, with Know Suffer, Beyond Terror, Signs of Abnormality, and Armaros.
• Authority Zero performs Thursday, Nov. 21. Tickets to be announced.
• Koffin Kats — The psychobilly band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. Admission: $10.
• Ensiferum and Kalmah Live — 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, for their Path To Vktory Tour, with Abagail Williams and Aenimus.
• Nonpoint — The nu metal band performs Friday, Dec. 20. All ages show.
• Tony Macalpine — The rock guitarist performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, with Schiermann. All ages event. Tickets: $15.
• Of Gods and Monsters — The supergroup performs 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, featuring Dean Castronovo (Journey, Ozzy Osbourne), Time Gaines (Stryper), Joey Taffola (Graham Bonnet), and Kevin Goocher (Omen, Phantom X). Tickets: $20.
• Ingested — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. Tickets: $15.
• Emo Night 4 featuring local bands performing as other bands for one night is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 21. All ages event. Admission: $7 ($5 age 21 and older).
Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango. Specializing in electronic and DJ music. Most events are at 9 p.m. and are 18 and older, unless listed otherwise. Presale tickets subject to change. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.
• Friday, Nov. 22: Jeremy Olander. Tickets: $10-$15.
• Sunday, Dec. 8: Steve Lawler. Tickets: $20-$25.
The Resurrection Ball: A Día de los Muertos Extravaganza is 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. Admission: $15.
Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas (outdoors) and 111 E. Robinson (indoors). Doors usually open one hour prior to show time. All concerts listed are all ages. Surcharge for ages under 21. Available in advance at The Headstand or eventbrite.com. Information: Facebook at lowbrowpalace.
Outdoor shows at 1101 Texas:
• Boombox Cartel — The band brings their “Día De Los Muertos” Tour to El Paso at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Tickets: $10 ($100 VIP).
• Playboi Carti — The rapper performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. Tickets: $30-$35.
• The Growlers — The surf rockers’ “Natural Affair Tour is 7 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2020. Tickets: $30.
Indoor shows at 111 E. Robinson:
• The Wailers — The legendary reggae band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Tickets: $22.
• Michael Seyer — The pop artist performs 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, with Paul Cherry. Tickets: $12.
• Matt Heckler — The folk punk artist performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, with Casper Allen and Johno Leeroy Roberts. Tickets: $15.
• Broncho — Portland indie band, 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, with Crystal Rippers. Tickets: $20. Outdoor show.
• The Coathangers — Punk band, 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11. Tickets: $12. Outdoor show.
• Omar Apollo — The alternative rocker’s Speed of Sound Tour is 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, with Dijon and Silver Sphere. Tickets: $20 ($70 meet and greet VIP). Outdoor show.
• Mellow Fellow — The singer performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, with Ruru. Tickets: $15.
• Ed Maverick — The Mexican folk singer-songwriter performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. Tickets: $14.
• Maxo Kream — The rapper performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, with Q Da Fool. Tickets: $22.
• Pinback — Indie rockers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. Tickets: $20.
• Scarlett O’Hara — The Welcome Back to the Brodeo Tour is 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, featuring Sleep Walker and SomewhereToCallHome. Tickets: $15.
• Beach Bums — 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Tickets: $10.
• Motel Radio — The New Orleans rock and folk band performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18. Tickets; $12.
• 8Kalacas — The California ska-core band performs 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, with Chencha and The River Rats. Tickets: $15.
• The Winehouse Experience — The Amy Winehouse tribute is 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Tickets: $18; age 18 and older admitted (ticketweb.com).
• The Adicts — The British punk band performs at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10. Tickets: $25.
• Chastity Belt — The rock band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, with Loose Tooth. Tickets: $12.
• Ezra Furman — The alternative rock singer performs at 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, with Kelley Stoltz. Tickets: $13.
• Bambara — The post-punk band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. Tickets: $14.
• Tops — The Canadian indie rockers perform at 9 p.m. Monday, April 6. Tickets: $16.
• Anti-Flag — The punk band’s 20/20 Vision Tour is 8 p.m. Thursday, May 14, with Bad Cop/Bad Cop and Grumpster. Tickets: $18.
NM Tech Performing Arts Series — Performances are 7:30 p.m. at New Mexico Tech’s Macey Center in Socorro, N.M. Information: nmtpas.org.
• Presidential Chamber Music Series II: The Concord Trio performs piano music by female composers Friday, Nov. 1. Admission is free.
• “The Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein” is 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16-17. Adaptation of the monstrously funny film. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors, $8 youth).
Dinner theatre performance is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20.
• hONEyhoUSe performs original blues, soul, folk and Americana Friday, Nov. 22, featuring three singers accompanied by drums, bass and guitar. Tickets: $16 ($14 seniors, $8 youth).
• “Christmas Carol” — Charles Dickens’ classic tale is Thursday, Dec. 12. Tickets: $22 ($20 seniors, $10 youth).
• Mariachi Christmas is Friday, Dec. 20, with mariachi and folkloric dancing representing the traditions of Mexico at Christmastime. Tickets: $22 ($20 seniors, $10 youth).
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York, in Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
• Channelling the King — The one-man musical show that explores the relationship between Elvis Presley and Jessie Haldeman, an insurance salesman from Long Island, is 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Tickets: $15, $26, $35.
• hONEy hoUSe — The acoustic trio performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. Tickets: $10, $17$25.
• ‘A Christmas Carol’ — The popular musical production of the Dickens classic is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17. Tickets: $17, $32, $42.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Most shows begin at 8 p.m. and are limited to age 21 and older, unless listed otherwise. Tickets through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• John Michael Montgomery — The country star performs Friday, Nov. 8. Tickets: $25-$65.
• Paquita de la Barrio — Ranchera singer Francisca Viveros Barradas performs at Saturday, Nov. 30. Tickets: $39-$99.
• Chinese Acrobats of Hebei perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Tickets: $20-$60.
• Los Huracanes del Norte — The norteño band performs Friday, Jan. 10. Tickets: $29-$69.
• Neal McCoy — The country artist performs Saturday, Jan. 25. Tickets: $25-$65.
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — 108 Spencer Road (off Airport Hwy 220) in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
Public buffets ($20) are available before most shows.
• The Four Italian Tenors “Viva Italia! — The classically trained vocalists perform a tribute to Italy’s greatest tenors and operatic gems at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, including classical arias and songs such as “Ave Maria,” “O Sole Mio,” “Granada,” “Nessun Dorma,” “Volare,” “La Danza,” and more. Tickets: $39 - $69.
• “The Wizards of Winter — A “Holiday Rock Event for the Whole Family,” featuring former members of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Def Leppard, the Irish Tenors Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult, Alice Cooper Band and others, is 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. The group will perform a rock opera “The Christmas Dream.” Tickets: $39-$69.
• “The Nutcracker” — Dalí Ballet Company’s adaptation of the Tchaikovsky Christmas classic is 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21-22, with a cast of over 70 dancers, spectacular costumes, sets and special effects. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit, Ruidoso-based dance company. Tickets: $35.
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