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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 Bones performs with his 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.
Los Angeles Azules — The cumbia sinfonica group performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at El Paso County Coliseum. The group’s album “Cómo Te Voy a Olvidar Edición de Súper Lujo” reached No. 5 on the Mexican regional music charts. Tickets: $50-$60; $55 VIP (Ticketmaster).
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.
Sun City Supershow — The car show and concert begins 1 p.m. Sunday Nov. 5, at El Paso County Coliseum, featuring performances by Kingz 1 of Los Kumbia Kingz, DJ Kane, Michael 5000 Watts, Lil Keke, Brenton Wood, Lady Dice and DJ Downer, New Ridaz, Lil Young and Swisha House All Stars. Tickets: $15; free for age 12 and younger (Ticketmaster).
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 is 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: $30-$70 (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.”
Sexy Seniors Party featuring ‘The Original Cornell Gunther’s Coasters’ — The high energy group performs 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Flickinger Center, 1110 New York, in Alamogordo, N.M, and Saturday, Nov. 18, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, with hits “Charlie Brown,” “Searchin’,” “Poison Ivy,” “Smokey Joe’s Café,” “Yakety Yak,” plus Motown and soul. Admission: $27.50.
Friday tickets available at Flickinger Center: (575)437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
Saturday tickets at Rio Grande Box Office, (575) 541-2290 or riograndetheatre.com.
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.”
Ozuna — One of the hottest reggaeton and trap singers in Latin music performs Thursday, Nov. 30, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, for his “Odisea Society USA Tour.” Tickets: $61, $81, $101 and $126.50. (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-9899.
The 25-year-old Dominican-Puerto Rican singer broke into the Latin music scene with his No. 1-ranked debut album, “Odisea,” and his 11 singles on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, including “Se Preparó,” “Tu Foto,” “En La Intimidad,” “El Pecado,” “No Quiere Enamorarse” and “Te Vas.”
Ricardo Montaner — The Argentinean singer-songwriter known for his romantic ballads performs at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $59-$200 (Ticketmaster).
‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the hit comedy at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 5-6, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30-$70 (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 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.
A Very Electric Christmas — Impact|Programs of Excellence presents Lightwire Theater’s all-age adventure at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at Lee Ross Capshaw Auditorium (in Coronado High School). Dancers and glow-in-the-dark puppets tell a magical story of family and friendships featuring music by Nat King Cole, Mariah Carkey and Tchaikovsky. Ticket information: 545-5068 or impactprogramsofexcellence.org.
Santa’s helpers are putting the final touches on presents as a young bird named Max and his family head south for the winter. He encounters friendly caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice and the evil Rat King.
‘A Drag Queen Christmas: The Naughty Tour’ — The show starring contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race on VH-1 is 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $20-$50 (Ticketmaster). Meet and Greet VIP packages available: DragFans.com.
The evening of holiday songs and drag performances with favorite queens features Season 9 Drag Race winner, Sasha Velour, runner-up Trinity Taylor as host, Shea Coulee, Aja, Latrice Royale, Naomi Smalls, Chi Chi Devayne and Kim Chi.
‘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.
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,
’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.
Power Rangers Live — The North American Tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of Saban’s Power Rangers is 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets: $29.75-$89.75 (collector tickets available). VIP packages are $151.50. Information: powerrangerslive.com.
The live show is based on one of the longest-running series in television history. The show is an interactive, mixed media production with stunts and martial arts.
Dancing with The Stars Live! — The hottest dance show on television returns at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Abraham Chavez Theater, with many of the show’s professional dancers performing ballroom and contemporary dances from the ABC hit show. Full cast to be announced. Tickets: $45, $55 and $75. VIP packages: $199 to $599 (Ticketmaster).
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
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.
• The Convalescence — The death metal band headlines 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.
• The VelociTurkeySaurus Rex Tour is 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, with Psychostick, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Kissing Candace and Raven Black. Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 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.
• 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.
• wifisfuneral — The hip-hop artist’s “Boy Who Cried World Tour” is 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, with Danny Towers, 458keez, Cris Dinero and DJ Yazmine. Tickets: $15.
• 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.
• Paul Wall — The Houston rapper performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, with Sick Life and Rare Individuals. Tickets: $20; VIP $30, Meet-N-Greet: $55.
• Helms Alee — The Seattle rock band performs at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, with Lunas. Tickets: $8.
• 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.
• The Creepshow — The psychobilly band performs 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, with Ian Rosewood and extremity. Tickets: $10.
• Pale Waves — Manchester rock band, 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Prayers — Electronic rock duo, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. Tickets: $17-$20.
• 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 Silence — 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.
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.
• 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.
• Open Mic Night hosted by Laughter Hours is 8:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Admission; $5.
• Nov. 9-11: Steve Trevino with feature act Kyle Ray.
• Nov. 16-19: J.R. Brow with feature act Bob Khosravi
• Nov. 24-26: Joey Medina
• Nov. 30-Dec. 3: Ed Schwartz
• Dec. 14-17: Hypnotist “The Sandman”
• Dec. 21-23: The Greg Wilson.
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.
• Dirty Circuits — The Denver rock band performs 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, with Great Shapes, If We Were Turtles, Pilots of Venus. Admission is free.
• 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.
• Ryan G, Elia Esparza — The vocalists featured on The Voice and El Voz perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, with Caterina. Tickets: $5.
• Moving Units — TLA indie rock band, 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Sadgirl — The rock band performs 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, with the Paranoyds. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Making Movies — The Kansas City rock band performs at 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10. Tickets: $10-$12.
• The Other Half — The local band performs at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, with Miijas, Dulce Mal, Soul Parade, Mountain Vibes, Table Manners, Cry Baby, Fat Camp. Tickets: $5.
• 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).
• Scream Blue Murder — The metal band performs at 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, with Altered Preceptions, Cloud 49. Tickets: $10 general admission.
• 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.
• Skating Polly — The alt rock band performs 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, with Starcrawler. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Fleetmac Wood — The remix project dedicated to Fleetwood Mac is 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Night Drive with Bogan Via — Synth-pop group, 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Madam X — The Paris singer performs at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, with J^HIR. Tickets: $8-$10.
Buchanan’s Event Center — 11540 Pellicano. Tickets available at Eventbrite.com.
• Wicked One Freestyle Halloween Bash performance is 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, with Wicked One, Coro, Nyasia, Sammy C, Moiseis, Danny Damian, Angela and Eddie V. Tickets: $35.
• Deorro — The American DJ’s The Existence Bus Tour is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17. All ages show. Tickets: $31-$36.
• Horizon Tour featuring California DJ Seven Lions is 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, with Tritonal and Kill The Noise. All ages show. Tickets: $16.
Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango. Most events are 18 and older. Tickets on eventbrite.com. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.
• The Terror 8 “Escape from the Haunted Mansion” Halloween event and annual costume party featuring Soul Clap is 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Age 18 and older welcome; $5 surcharge for age 18-20. Tickets: $20.
• SlaughterHouse Halloween Party featuring performances by Detlef, JustMe b2b Nava, and Amhel b2b Qike, is 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. General admission: $18; tickets higher at the door.
• SXN x Dome of Doom is 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, featuring Daedelus, Huxley Anne and Wylie Cable. Tickets: $10.
• #SayHello with Coca Vango live is 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, performances by Young Passion, BDE Sli, Drew, YPC, Maui Max, Gemini Jayy, Sonny Wesson and Lee 1. Tickets: $10 general admission; $20 VIP.
• Deeperluv featuring Derrick Carter is 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, with opening acts Rob Bass b2b Joe N. and
Worldpeace. Tickets: $18.
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.
• Scotty McCreery — The country singer performs Friday, Oct. 27. Tickets: $25-$45.
• Carnaval Fantastique — The combination of acrobatics, showgirls, costumes, comedy and 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.
The annual New Year even celebration is 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31.
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
Premier Series performances:
• 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.
• Mariachi Christmas holiday performance is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12. Tickets: $18, $28 and $38.
• Alamogordo Theater Company presents “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3-4, and Nov. 10-11. Showtime is 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturday, Nov. 11; midnight Saturday, Nov. 4. Tickets: $12 general admission.
• NMSU-A Jazz Band performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15.
• Beatles Tribute show is 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17. Tickets: $27.50 ($19.50 youth).
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.
• ‘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 Guaraldi’s score. Tickets: $39-$59.
• ‘The Nutcracker’ — Dali Ballet Company presents their original adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s Christmas classic, at 7 p.m. Friday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8-9, with a Victorian dreamscape filled with dancing nutcrackers, feisty mice, stalwart soldiers and dazzling sugar plum fairies. Tickets: $30.
• Flying J Wranglers — The regional favorites perform their holiday show at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21. The show features rich melodious western yodeling, vocals, fiddle and guitars in a program of traditional and spiritual favorites, and new and classic western/cowboy Christmas songs. Tickets: $29-$39.
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.
• 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).
• “Socorro Sings” fundraising performance is Friday, Dec. 1. Tickets: $20 ($18 senior; $10 youth $5 NMT students).
• Mariachi Christmas is Saturday, Dec. 9, with mariachi bands and folklorico dancers. Tickets: $20 ($18 senior; $10 youth).
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