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Ángela Aguilar — The mariachi/ranchera singer, daughter of Pepe Aguilar, performs at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Plaza Theatre, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $40-$110 (Ticketmaster).
At 15 years old, Aguilar was named a Latin Artist on the Rise by Billboard, and received nominations at the 19th annual Latin Grammy Awards for Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album and Best New Artist.
Metallica — Heavy metal legend bring their Worldwired tour to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Each show begins with the Light It Up pre-show party hosted by comedian Jim Breuer. Ticket information via Ticketmaster.
Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular — The popular laser rock show returns with a special celebration of 50 years of Pink Floyd at 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Paramount’s Laser Spectacular has become a cult classic. Tickets: $25, $30 and $35 (Ticketmaster).
Bill Maher — The “politically incorrect” comic returns to El Paso at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $59 to $99 (Ticketmaster).
For more than 20 years, Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. As the host of “Politically Incorrect,” and for the last 14 years as host of HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher has garnered 38 Emmy nominations. He won an Emmy in 2014 as executive director of the HBO series “Vice.”
His swipe at organized religion, “Religulous,” became the 8th highest grossing documentary of all time.
‘A oscuras me da risa’ — The contemporary Mexican comedy directed by Daniel Chavez and Ariel Miramontes Albertano, is 7 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Plaza Theatre, starring Alexis Ayala, Raquel Bigorra, Armando Araiza, Benito Castro, Jose Luis Guarneros and Diana Motta. Tickets: $35-$90 (Ticketmaster).
‘Evita’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the Tony-winning Best Musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30 to $70 (Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111 or visitelpaso.com/broadway.
Eva Peron’s story unfolds in the musical about the rise and fall of one of the world’s most glamorous first ladies, featuring hits like the classic “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.”
Marisela y Amanda Miguel — Two of Latin America’s celebrated divas who made music history in the 1980s will share the stage at 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Plaza Theatre, sharing music, nostalgia, and memories. Tickets: $48-$150 (Ticketmaster).
Earth Wind and Fire — The legendary soul and R&B group performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Over their five-decade history they've sold out concerts all around the globe, scored eight No. 1 hits and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide. Tickets: $70.50-$11.50(Ticketmaster).
Earth, Wind & Fire have won nine Grammy Awards, including one for Lifetime Achievement (2012). In 2000, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
La Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga — The popular Mexican group performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $39-$149. (Ticketmaster).
‘PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure’ — The Nickelodeon presents a live adventure at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, and noon and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 23-24, at El Paso County Coliseum. Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky and Zuma take over the stage for an action-packed, music-filled live stage show will with stars of the top-rated animated preschool series. Tickets start at $20. Limited number of VIP (Very Important Pup) packages available for $120 (Ticketmaster).
Mayor Goodway is getting everything shipshape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. When Cap’n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, things get ruff, but it’s the PAW Patrol to the rescue.
‘Tejano Legends’ — Grammy winners Little Joe y la Familia, Ruben Ramos and Roberto Pulido headline the Tex-Mex music style tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30 to $75(Ticketmaster).
Sergei Teleshev & Veronika Shabashova — Showtime! El Paso presents the world-renowned performers at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre Individual tickets are $30 ($10 ages 6-18, and student up to age 25 with ID). Information: 247-2726, Events@showtimeelpaso.com pr showtimeelpaso.com.
MRAC Indie/Folk Series — Mimbres Region Arts Council’s monthly folk and indie performances are 7:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos Altos, near Silver City, N.M. Tickets: $20 per show. Three-show pack available for $55. Information: (575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org.
• March 30: Monica Rizzio. Outlaw Country/Folk singer-songwriter from Texas.
• April 20: Bus Tapes. Bluesy acoustic from husband and wife duo Case and Heather Tanner.
Bad Bunny — One of biggest rising stars in Latin trap music performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $61-$151 (Ticketmaster).
Bad Bunny, born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a singer, songwriter and producer of Latin trap, rap and hip-hop music. The 23-year-old burst onto the music scene last year behind the hit songs, “Mayores,” “Soy Peor” and “Chambea,” as well as several chart-topping collaborations with some of the top names in reggaeton and rap, such as “Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola” with J Balvin and “Krippy Kush” with Farruko and Nicki Minaj. His success resulted in 15 songs appearing on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart in 2017 alone.
‘Something Rotten’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the comedy musical is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 2-3, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30-$70(Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111 or visitelpaso.com/broadway.
Set in 1595, a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, so brother Nick and Nigel Bottom set out to write the world’s very first musical.
Ron ‘Tater Salad’ White — The cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking stand-up comic from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon makes his return to El Paso with his new show at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $43 to $53 (Ticketmaster).
White has three Grammy nominations, two of the top-rated specials in Comedy Central history, a bestselling book, and CD and DVD sales of over 10 million units. White also be seen in the new Showtime series “Roadies.”
Chayanne — The Latin pop superstar returns for the second leg of his “Desde El Alma” tour at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. His El Paso performance in September for the first leg of his tour sold out. Tickets start at $61 to $151 (Ticketmaster).
Chayanne, born Elmer Figueroa Arce in Puerto Rico in 1968, has released 21 solo albums and has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. The 49-year-old Latin music superstar, behind his romantic ballads and catchy pop and dance tracks, is known for his exciting, sold-out tours and entertaining concerts, having earned the Billboard Award for Best Tour.
Morat — The Colombian folk-pop group performs at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $21-$110 (Ticketmaster).
Marco Antonio Solis — The five-time Latin Grammy Award winning Mexican musician presents his “La Historia Continua” 2019 Tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $52-$172; VIP Packages $229-$429 (Ticketmaster).
Video Games Live — El Paso Symphony Orchestra presents the Video Game Multimedia Symphonic Concert Experience at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Plaza Theatre. Includes music from Final Fantasy, Zelda, Mario, Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear Solid, Skyrim, Castlevania, Halo, World of Warcraft, Pokemon and many more. Tickets: $30-$75 (Ticketmaster).
Video Games Live, created by composer Tommy Tallarico, is a multimedia concert introducing “families, video game enthusiasts and non-gamers” to the symphonic experience with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, electronic percussion, live action and interactive segments.
King & Country — The Christian rock band performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, in support of their 3rd studio album, “Burn the Ships.” Tickets: $20-$65; VIP tickets $100 (Ticketmaster).
This theatrical, laser/led video wall-filled concert features the band’s hits such as “God Only Knows,” “joy.,” “Fix My Eyes,” “Shoulders,” and “Priceless.”
‘FRIENDS! The Musical Parody’ — The Off-Broadway hit is 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Plaza Theatre. The comedic musical lovingly pokes fun at TV’s “Friends” celebrating the adventures of a group of 20-something friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan. Recommended for mature audiences. Tickets: $19.50 to $74.50 (Ticketmaster).
It’s a typical day at New York’s only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear. The new musical recreates favorite moments from all 10 years of Friends through an uncensored, fast-paced, music-filled romp. Songs include “We’re On a Break!,” “How you Doin’?” “Oh. My. God. It’s Janice!” and more.
‘Mamma Mia!’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, presents the hit musical inspired by the music of ABBA April 19-May 5. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 1:30 p.m. April 28 and May 5; dinner matinee is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21. 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.
The musical tells the story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. On the eve of her wedding on a Greek island paradise, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. Featuring classic ABBA songs including “Dancing Queen,” “SOS,” “Mamma Mia,” “Super Trouper,” “Take a Chance on Me,” and “The Winner Takes it All.”
Los Angeles Azules — The internationally popular cumbia sinfonica group performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $40-$125 (Ticketmaster).
Los Ángeles Azules was formed in Mexico City by the Mejía Avante family in 1976. The group, which specializes in grupera music, released the album “Inolvidables” in 1996 and have since produced more than 30 hit albums.
Pancho Barraza — The Mexican singer-songwriter performs at 9 p.m. Friday, May 3, at The Plaza Theater. Tickets: $59-$119 (Ticketmaster).
The Piano Guys — The Piano Guys return to El Paso with their highly original blend of classical music and pop at 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $59-$79; VIP tickets $134.50 (Ticketmaster)
Hailing from Utah, the Piano Guys are four dads who became an Internet sensation with more than 500 million YouTube views.
Slayer — The trash metal legends perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse. Tickets: $43-$83; VIP packages are $192 (Ticketmaster).
Gran Baile Dia de las Madres — The Mothers Day Dance is 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at El Paso County Coliseum, with Roberto Tapia and La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas. Tickets: $25-$60 (Ticketmaster).
Wisin & Yandel — One of Latin music’s most iconic duos’ “Como Antes Tour” is 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets start at $46 (Ticketmaster).
The multiplatinum Latin pop and reggaetón rappers, both from Cayey, Puerto Rico, teamed up 14 years ago, earning a Grammy Award and two Latin Grammy Awards.
New Kids On the Block — The 1980s “boy band” legends bring their Mix Tape Tour to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with special guests hip-hop icons Salt N Pepa, Naughty By Nature, and pop stars Tiffany and Debbie Gibson. Tickets: $33.20-$83.20; VIP seats available various prices (Ticketmaster).
Special Meet & Greet Upgrade with New Kids on the Block is $399. Meet & Greet package for Tiffany and Debbie Gibson is $200 (both artists also have individual meet & greet packages available).
NEEDTOBREATHE — The Grammy-nominated Christina rock band presents their Acoustic Live Tour at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Their most recent album “Hardlove” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Albums, Top Current Albums, Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts and No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Tickets: $39.50-$89.50 (Ticketmaster).
The show represents more than a decade of music from five of the band’s six studio albums.
Steve Martin and Martin Short — The two American comedy legends’ “Now Your See Them, Soon You Won’t” show is 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, featuring the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko. With a mix of storytelling, song, and comedy, the event showcases the artistry of the two longtime friends, who both have had major comedic careers in both TV and film. The show includes Steve Martin’s banjo-playing and Martin Short’s singing and celebrity impersonations. Tickets: $79.75-$299 (Ticketmaster).
Steve Martin has earned an Academy Award, five Grammy awards, an Emmy, the Mark Twain Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors. He began his career on “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” for which he earned his first Emmy for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music in 1969. In the mid-1970s, Martin was also a regular on the Tonight Show and began a series of hosting roles on “Saturday Night Live.”
Martin Short won his first Emmy in 1982 working on Canada’s SCTV Comedy Network, which brought him to the attention of the producers of “SNL.” He became an “SNL” fan-favorite for his portrayal of characters such as Ed Grimley, lawyer Nathan Thurm and “legendary songwriter” Irving Cohen.
Alejandra Guzmán — The Mexican rock diva, “La Rockera,” brings her La Guzmán Tour to El Paso at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at El Paso County Coliseum. Guzmán is known internationally as the “Queen of Mexican Rock” and the “Bad Girl of Latin Pop.” Tickets: $64.99, $79.99, $99.99 and $119.99 (Ticketmaster).
Guzmán, who blazed her way onto the Latin music scene in the 1980s, made her most recent visit to the Coliseum visit in 2017 on a joint tour with Gloria Trevi. She has been nominated for eight Latin Grammy Awards, winning one, and has earned nominations for two Grammy Awards and two Billboard Latin Music Awards. She is currently a judge on “La Voz,” Mexico’s version of “The Voice.”
Jeff Dunham — The master comedian and ventriloquist and his slightly demented posse of puppets performs his “Passively Aggressive” Tour at 5 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, June 15, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $55 to $70. VIP packages are $151. (Ticketmaster).
Dunham holds the Guinness World Record for “Most Tickets Sold for a Stand-up Comedy Tour.”
Maná — The Guadalajara-based rock band brings their “Rayando El Sol" toru to El Paso at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. 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. Showtime to be announced. Tickets go on sale March 1; prices to be announced(Ticketmaster).
Sin Bandera y Camila — The Grammy-winning Latin pop duo and the Mexican pop band perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $35-$200. (Ticketmaster).
Venues & series
El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $6 Thursday, $12 Friday and Saturday; $8 Sunday, except as listed. Age 17 and older admitted. VIP Booths $10 more per ticket for all shows; available at ticketweb.com.
Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), elpasocomicstrip.com or on Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip.
• Feb. 28-March 3: Steve Hoffstetter
• March 7-10: Pete George, with feature act Kristi McHugh
• April 4-7: D.J. Sandhu, with feature act Myles Weber.
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana, specializing in metal and hard rock. For all ages event; all those under 21 charged a surcharge. Some tickets available under holdmyticket.com.Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Leftover Crack, Days N Daze, Dayglo Abortions and Cop/Out perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door.
• Archer Nation — 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, with Heinous Mutation, Fusebox and Steel Lake. Admission: $5.
• Ektomorf performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, with the Tenebrian Machine. All ages show.
• WitchHands, Deathrock, and Encrypted perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, with local support. Age 18 and older. Tickets: $5.
• The Browning performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, with Betraying the Martyrs and Extortionist. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. All ages show.
• Aborted’s “Hell Over North America Tour” is 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, with Cryptopsy, Benighted, Hideous Divinity and local band Beyond Terror. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. All ages show.
• Modern Color — 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, with No Sun and local bands. Tickets: $8.
• Payless Ghouls — The Ghost tribute band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Tickets: $10.
• Trash band Graveyard Witch performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Admission: $5.
• Scream Blue Murder — The UK band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, with Before Giants and Indivision. Tickets: $10 in advance. All ages show.
• Skatenigs performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4, with Not My Master, Slvthammer and Phantom Flesh. Tickets: $10.
• Tech Trek IV featuring Archspire is 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, with Inferi, Virvum and Wormhole.
• The Freecoasters — The reggae and sound band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, with La Chapuza and the Valley Rats. Age 18 and older. Tickets: $5.
• Aesthetic Perfection — The band’s ‘Into the Black Tour” is 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 with Empathy Test. Tickets to be announced.
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.
• Saturday, March 2: DJ Seinfeld (Lobster Fury, DJ Kicks)
• Friday, March 15: Chris Lake open air event. Tickets: $15-$25.
• The Lit Lords Hard City Tour is 8 p.m. Friday, March 22. Tickets available on eventbrite.com.
Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas. Doors open one hour prior to show time. Concerts are all ages, unless otherwise listed. Surcharge for ages under 21. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• The Suffers — The Houston R&B and soul group performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 7. Tickets: $12.
• The Red Pears — The California indie band performs at 10 p.m. Friday, March 8, with Katzu Oso. Tickets; $12.
• Le Butcherettes — The Mexican garage punk band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 10, with local acts TBA. Tickets; $12.
• Reptaliens — The low-fi duo performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 12. Tickets: $15.
• Hot Flash Heat Wave — The rock band performs at 9 p.m. Monday, March 18, with Vacations. Tickets: $13-$15.
• Mom Jeans. — The rock band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 19,with Mover Shaker. Tickets: $15.
• Y La Bamba — The Portland indie folk band performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, with Sávila. Tickets: $12.
• STRFKR — The Portland indie rockers perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Tickets: $20.
• TWRP — The Canadian synthwave band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, March 23, with Planet Booty. Tickets: $15.
• Kero Kero Bonito — The London indie band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. Tickets: $15.
• San Holo — The Dutch DJ/producer performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, with Melvv, Taska Black and Eastghost. Tickets: $20.
• Lydia — India rock band from Arizona performs 8 p.m. Sunday, April 14, with local acts TBA. Tickets: $15.
• Kristian Nairn — The Irish actor (Hodor in “Game of Thrones”) and DJ performs 10 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Tickets: $20.
• US Girls — The experimental pop project of American-Canadian musician and record producer Meghan Remy is 8 p.m. Sunday, April 21. Local acts TBA. Tickets: $12.
• Night Beats — The psychedelic/garage rock band performs 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, with Cosmonauts. Tickets: $15.
• The Marias — The psychedelic-soul group from Los Angeles performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Tickets: $15.
• The Drums — 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, with Tanukichan. Tickets: $25.
• Blac Rabbit — The psychedelic rock band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Tickets: $10.
• Camp Cope — The indie punk band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 7. Tickets: $13.
• Lord Huron, known for hits like “The Night We Met,” “Wait By The River,” and “Food for Love” performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, with Orville Peck. Tickets: $30.
• The Japanese House — The English indie pop act from Buckinghamshire consisting of solo artist Amber Bain is 9 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Tickets: $18.
• Murs — The rapper performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 19, with Locksmith. Tickets: $15.
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
• Masters of Soul — The R&B tribute is 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, celebrating bands like Gladys Knight & the Pips, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas and many more. Tickets: $15, $20 and $30.
• Toying With Science — The family event featuring Gary Krinsky is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, combining circus skills, mime, original music, and audience involvement in the exploration of the scientific principles of gravity, leverage, fulcrums and simple machines. Tickets: $9 ($4 18 and younger).
• Richter Uzar Duo — The string duo performs 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, offering a whimsical mashed-up blend of classical, world, and rock music. The two world-class soloists are Viktor Uzur, a cellist trained at the Moscow Conservatory, and Brad Richter, a guitarist trained at the Royal College of Music. Tickets: $18, $30 and $40.
• Vitaly — The popular illusionist closes the 2018/2019 Premier Series season with “An Evening of Wonders” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Vitaly has mystified fans from all over the world, including Las Vegas superstars Penn & Teller whom he has successfully fooled on their hit TV show. Tickets: $18, $30 and $40. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
• ‘The Wizard of OZ’ – The musical based on the 1939 MGM movie classic is 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday, March 10. Tickets: $79-$85.
• The Illusionists: Live From Broadway – Broadway’s biggest selling magic spectacular is 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, starring five individual artists: the Daredevil, the Deductionist, the Grand Illusionist, the Manipulator and the Trickster. Tickets: $79-$85.
• The Satin Dolls ‘Sing, Swing and Sizzle!’ – The ensemble of entertainment beauties perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, singing and tap-dancing big band classics in a costumed stage show reminiscent of a 1940s USO tour. Joined by a 5-piece band, the night of music includes “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “In The Mood,” “String of Pearls” and more. Tickets: $39-$65.
• ‘Jump Jive & Wail’ starring the Jive Aces – The 6-man British swing band performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Decked out in Zoot suits and armed with big brass horns, the Jive Aces are renowned for its arrangements of big band classics and rockabilly rhythms, including “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Boogie Woogie Country Girl” and more. Special guest: actress/vocalist Makinna Ridgeway. Tickets: $39-$65.
• ‘CATS’ – The Andrew Lloyd Webber stage phenomenon, featuring an Equity cast, is 7 p.m. Tuesday, and 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 14-15. Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Tickets: $79-$85.
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. Tickets through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Brett Young — The country/folk artist performs Friday, March 15. Tickets: $29-$99.
• Granger Smith — The country star performs Saturday, March 16, with “special guest” Earl Dibbles Jr. Tickets start at $29.
• Urban Cowboy Reunion featuring Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee is Friday, April 5. Tickets: $29-$49.
• Yolanda Del Rio — The Mexican actress and ranchera singer performs Saturday, April 6, with Beatriz Adriana. Tickets start at $29.
• Los Rieleros Del Norte — The Grammy-nominated norteño band performs Friday, May 10. Tickets: $25-$75.
• Lee Brice and Chase Bryant Outdoor Show is 6 p.m. Sunday, June 23 (outdoor show). Tickets: $75-$125.
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.
• The Official Blues Brothers Revue — the group that captures the infectious humor and spirit of Jake and Elwood Blues perform Friday, Feb. 15. Tickets: $22 ($20 seniors, $10 youth).
• ‘Frankenstein’ — Aquila Theatre presents the horror classic Friday, March 1. Tickets: $22 ($20 seniors, $10 youth).
• Willy Sucre and La Catrina Quartet perform Villa Lobos and Beethoven Monday, March 18, as part of the Presidential Chamber Music Series. Admission is free.
• “Shall We Dance Socorro?” performing arts series fundraiser is Friday, March 29, featuring Utah Ballroom Dance Company. Tickets: $25 ($20 seniors, $10 youth).
• Vitaly — The illusionist who even fooled Penn & Teller performs Friday, April 5. Tickets: $22 ($20 seniors, $10 youth).
• Martha Redbone and Bone Hill — The singer performs a mix of blues, gospel, and roots music Friday, April 26, inspired by her African-American-Cherokee lineage in Appalachia. Tickets: $20 ($18 seniors, $10 youth).
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