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February 2017


The following events are just some of the events coming up this month. We generally post this list a month in advance, and do not update afterward so we can focus on the print edition instead. We leave the past monthly lists on the website just to give you some idea of what generally happens that month

 ‘Cabaret’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre in the UTEP Student Union presents the Tony-winning musical through Feb. 12. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Sunday dinner show is 1:30 p.m. Jan. 29; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 2:30 p.m. Feb. 5 and 12. Tickets: $31.50 to $41.50 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday discount dinner performances; $34.50 to $46.50 (Friday and Saturday dinner performances), and $17.50 to $27.50 no-dinner matinee performances. Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
 
 UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’ home games are at the Don Haskins Center. Games are 7 p.m.. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
 • Thursday, Feb. 2: UAB
 • Saturday, Feb. 4: Middle Tennessee
 • Monday, Feb. 9: LA Tech
 • Wednesday, Feb. 11: Southern Miss
 
 Young People’s Concerts
— The El Paso Symphony Orchestra presents its 77th season of free programs for area fifth-graders at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 1-3, at the Plaza Theatre. The program is presented in collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Link Up Program. The public is invited on a space-available basis; call for availability. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
 
 Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Surcharge for ages under 21. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
 • InVogue Unplugged Tour — James Thomas Woodruff performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, with In Her Own Words, Woven In Hiatus and Hazing. Tickets: $10-12.
 • The Bright Light Social Hour — The Austin psychedelic rock band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2. Tickets: $10-12.
 • Austra — The electronic music project performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, with the Range. Tickets: $17-$20.
 • NOTS — The noise punk band performs 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6. Tickets: $10-12.
 • The Lemon Twigs — The pop/rock band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. Tickets: $10-12.
 • Jonathan Richman — The singer behind hits like “I’m So Confused” performs at 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. Tickets: $10-12.
 • Adia Victoria — The singer/songwriter performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. Tickets: $8-$10.
 • Moving Units presents the Songs of Joy Division at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, with Viktor Fiction and Soviet. Tickets: $10-12.
 • The Growlers — The California rock band performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22. Tickets: $20.
 • Isaiah Rashad — The hip hop artist’s  “Lil Sunny Tour” is 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. Ages 16 and older only. Tickets: $15 (VIP meet and greet tickets are $65).
 
 Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909 or trickyfalls.com.
 • Rebelution — The reggae rock band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, with Passafire. Tickets: $22.50-$25.
 • Reel Big Fish and Anti-Flag— The ska and punk bands celebrate their 20-year anniversaries 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, “Ballyhoo! and Pkew Pkew Pkew. Tickets: $22.50 to $25.
 • Khalid — The El Paso-born musician’s “The Location Tour” is 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. Tickets: $13.
 • Lucero — The Memphis punk-country band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, with Esme Patterson. Tickets: $21-$25.
 • Every Time I Die — The metalcore band performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, with Knocked Loose, Harm’s Way and Eternal Sleep. Tickets: $18-$20.
 • Jimmy Eat World — The Arizona rock band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Tickets; $25-$40. See separate listing.
 • DevilDriver — The groove metal band’s “Bound by the Road Tour” is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, with Death Angel, Winds of Plague, the Agonist, and Azrael. Tickets: $26-$30.
 
 NMSU Department of Music — The 35th Annual Southwest International Honor Band & Orchestra Festival is Feb. 3-5 at the Atkinson Music Recital Hall at NMSU. Performance times to be announced. Information: (575) 646-2421, music.nmsu.edu or on Facebook at NMSU MusicDept.
 
 Carnage presents: Rare El Paso — The Swedish death metal band performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $20, $30 and $40 (Ticketmaster).
 
 ‘Alice in Wonderland’ — Kids-N-Co. presents an original adaptation written and directed by John Robledo, based on the book by Lewis Carroll Feb. 3-12, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, students, senior citizens, military), available at the door. Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.
 
 ‘Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey’ — Dona Ana Arts Council presents Lightwire Theater’s cosmic adventure at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces. Tickets: $7-$26; available at riograndetheatre.com.
 
 ‘The Women’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the comedy by Clare Boothe Luce Feb. 3-26. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $11 ($9 seniors; $8 students and military). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
 
 Loretto Academy Nun Run — The 5K run, 5K walk and 1-mile family fun walk are 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Loretto Academy, 1300 Hardaway. Entry fee is $25 through Jan. 20, $30 after. Information: 566-8400 or raceadventuresunlimited.com.
 
 Race for CARE — The 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the historic Mesilla Town Square, Mesilla, N.M. Entry fee: $30 advance, $35 late. Information: carelascruces.org. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
 
 El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s new Major Arena Soccer League team plays its home game at the El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $5-$30. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com.
 • 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4: Baja Atletico
 • 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10: San Diego Sockers
 • 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24: Ontario Fury
 
 ‘Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey’ — Impact|Programs of Excellence presents Lightwire Theater’s cosmic adventure for all ages about celebrating differences at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Lee Ross Capshaw Fine Arts Center in Coronado High School, 100 Champions Place. The hour-long show combines dance, puppetry and traditional theatre, using electro-luminescent wires to create 3D sculptures. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for under age 16; 20 percent for groups of 10 or more. Information: 545-5068 or impactprogramsofexcellence.org.
 
 ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, presents the Tony-winning Edward Albee play through Feb. 5. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $5-$12. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
 
 Out of Sterno’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the Deborah Zoe Laufer play through Feb. 12, at Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sundays Feb. 5 and 12; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
 
 Super Plant Sunday — Sierra Vista Growers, 800 HWY 28 in La Union, hosts a plant-centered alternative to the Super Bowl pregame, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, with games, gardening classes, a food truck, and plenty of plants to start the spring garden. Kid and pet friendly. Admission is free. Information: (575) 874-2415 or sierravistagrowers.net.
 
 Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
 • “Moon Mouse” — Lightwire Theater’s cosmic adventure is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7. Tickets: $9 ($4 children under 12).
 ‘Play Me’ Chocolate Buffet — The annual Valentine fundraiser is 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, with the highly acclaimed "Play Me" a Neil Diamond Tribute. The famous Flickinger chocolate buffet begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $15, $25 and $35.
 
 Camila — The Mexican pop-rock band’s “Elypse Tour” is at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $49.50, $59.50, $79.50 and $125(Ticketmaster).
 
 Dancing With The Stars Live! — The hit ABC show returns at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Abraham Chavez Theater. Details to be announced. Tickets: $40, $55, $75 and $100 (Ticketmaster).
 
 Valentine’s Super Love Jam — The Delfonics, Zapp, One Way, The Temprees, Thee Midniters, Little Willie G, Evelyn Champagne King, Persuaders, Sunny Ozuna and Tierra are featured at this year’s Love Jam at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $28.50 and $49.50 (Ticketmaster).
 
 Carnaval de Danzas — The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance presents the colorful sights, sounds and history of New Orleans through dance Feb. 10-19, at UTEP’s Wise Family Theatre (2nd floor). Show time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $9-$14. Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu.
 
 Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets sold through Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
 • Sawyer Brown — The country group performs Friday, Feb. 10. Tickets: $25-$55.
 • Tyler Farr — The rising country star performs Saturday, Feb. 11. Tickets: $25-$55.
 • Granger Smith — The Texas artist performs Friday, Feb. 17, with guest Earl Dibbles Jr. Tickets: $15-$50.
 
 Cupid’s Chase 5K — The 5K run benefiting Community Options is 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Old Mesilla Plaza, 2 Mesilla, N.M. Registration: $30 by Feb. 10, $40 on race day. Information: (575) 532-9275. Registration at cupidschase.org.
 
 Lone Star Hundred — The ultramarathon trail is Feb. 11-12 at Franklin Mountains State Park, with 100-mile and 100K events, both individual and relay, offered. Registration at active.com. Information: trailracingovertexas.com/lone-star-100
 
 WWE Live — The professional wrestling event, ”Road to Wrestlemania,” returns at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at NMSU’s Pan American Center in Las Cruces. Tickets on sale Jan. 6, and start at $15 (Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1420 or panamcenter.com.
 
 Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan — “El mejor mariachi del mundo” returns at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30, $45 and $55 (Ticketmaster).
 
 Chocolate Fantasia – Mimbres Region Arts Council’s 18th annual celebration of arts and sweet delicacies is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in historic downtown Silver City. This year’s theme is “Wild West Days.” Tickets: $25 for 20 individual pieces of chocolate. Information: (575) 538-2505 or chocolatefantasia.org.
 
 Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
 • The Carpenters Tribute — The tribute to the duo is 7 p.m. Feb. 11.
 Tickets: $39-$79.
 • Five Irish Tenors — 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Tickets: $39-$89.
 
 UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
 • 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16: North Texas
 • 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18: Rice
 • 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23: Florida Atlantic
 • 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25: FIU
 
 Over the Edge for the El Paso Zoo — Participants will rappel 12 stories down the Anson Mills Building in Downtown El Paso 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, to benefit El Paso Zoo’s wildlife and conservation programs with DJ, food trucks, animal education stations, craft stations, climbing rock wall, kid’s zone, and sponsor booths. Spectator admission is free. Information: El Paso Zoological Society Office, 212-0245. Limited amount of rappel spaces available; register at EPZooOverTheEdge.
 
 Tuff Hedeman West Texas Shootout — Four-time World Champion Bull Rider and El Paso native Tuff Hedeman presents the 11th annual World Championship bull riding event at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. Tickets: $10-$75; VIP seating available (Ticketmaster). Information: 534-4329 or CBRbull.com.
   The “Tailgate Down” pre-party begins at 5:30 p.m.
 
 Alina Kiryayeva — Showtime! El Paso presents the professional concert pianist and chamber musician at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: Tickets: $30; general admission. Information: 544-2022 or showtimeelpaso.com.
 
 Springfoot El Paso Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K — The annual races are Sunday, Feb. 19. Information: elpasomarathon.org. Registration (through Feb. 17) is $110 for the Michelob Ultra Springfoot Marathon, $75 for the TFCU Springfoot Half Marathon; and $40 for the Up and Running Springfoot 5K. Entry fees at the Race Expo the day before the race go up $10.
   The marathon begins at 7 a.m. at the Hospitals of Providence East Campus and ends at Southwest University Park, Downtown El Paso. Half marathon is 7 a.m. and 5K is 7:15 a.m. starting and finishing at Southwest University Park.
 Race Expo and packet pickup are 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center.
 
 MercyMe — The Christian band’s “Texas Takeover Tour” is 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $20 to $45; Meet-and-greet VIP tickets available (Ticketmaster).
 
 African Guitar Summit — Mimbres Region Arts Council (MRAC) presents a superb and unique achievement in African music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at WNMU’s Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets: $20 ($15 members; $5 students, children). Information: (575) 538-2505, or mimbresarts.org.
 
 Jimmy Eat World — The Arizona rock band legend performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso, in support of their new album “Integrity Blues.” All-ages. Tickets: $25-$40. Information: 351-9909 Online tickets at trickyfalls.com and ticketfly.com.
 
 Texas Country Music Fest — Tracy Lawrence, the Josh Abbott Band and Wade Bowen perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the El Paso Country Coliseum, with a Patio Pre-Party offering food trucks, family activities and more live music. Tickets are $29 to $65 (Ticketmaster). Information: TexasCMF.com.
 
 The Music of Prince — El Paso Symphony Orchestra presents a tribute to the late pop superstar at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $33.50, $48.50, $63.50 and $78.50 (Ticketmaster). information: 532-2776 or epso.org.
 
 ‘Elvis Lives’ — The multi-media live journey across Elvis’ life is 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets:$37.50 and $62.50 (Ticketmaster).
 


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