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February 2019

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

Chamber Music Festival — El Paso Pro-Musica concludes its annual festival with the rock cello ensemble Break the Reality, who will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the Rio Grande Theatre in Las Cruces, and Saturday, Feb. 2, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, UTEP. Ticket information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.

Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey team hosts Texas State at 11 a.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1-2, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $7. Information: 491-7879, info@mindershockey.com, or minershockey.com.

Tejanos baseball — The Tejanos of El Paso Community College play home games at the Valle Verde Campus Baseball Field, off Hunter. Games begin at noon. Admission is free. Information: 831-2275 or epcc.edu/athletics.
Feb. 1-2: Pima Community College, 11 a.m.
Feb. 8-9: Cochise College
Feb. 12: Eastern Arizona College

‘The Crucible’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall presents the Arthur Miller play Feb. 1-17. Directed by Norman Lewis. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 ($12 students, seniors and military; $11 groups of 10 or more, $10 children under 12). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.

UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Game times are 7 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $5 general admission. information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Saturday, Feb. 2: WKU
• Thursday, Feb. 14: Louisiana Tech
• Saturday, Feb. 16: Southern Miss
• Saturday, Feb. 23: UTSA

El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s Major Arena Soccer League team’s game are at 7:15 p.m. at El Paso County Coliseum. Individual tickets: $12 general admission; $20 box seating; kids admitted free with purchase of adult ticket. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or on Facebook and Twitter.
• Saturday, Feb. 2: Rio Grande Valley Barracudas
• Friday, Feb. 8: Monterrey Flash

Pat Garrett Western Heritage Festival — Explore the life, controversies, and legacy of Pat Garrett, the Wild West’s most famous lawman, with live musical presentations, movie screenings, reenactments and more starting at noon Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheaftre.com.
  A free opening of images from the early days of movie theatres in Las Cruces is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in the theatre gallery.
  A History of Movie Theaters in Las Cruces & Billy The Kid screening is 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2. Admission: $5.

Navajo Rug Auction — Foundation for Las Cruces Museums’ 5th fundraising Navajo rug auction is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main, in Las Cruces. About 250 lots of rugs and other Native American art will be offered for sale. Preview is 9 to 11:30 a.m. with auction starting at noon. Auction conducted by the R.B. Burnham Trading Post. Admission is free; proceeds from sale benefit Navajo weavers and the Foundation. Information: foundationlcm.com.
  Appraisals of Native American rugs, jewelry, and baskets will be available 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the center during the First Friday Art Ramble for a donation of $10 per item (no Kachina dolls or paintings).

Woman’s Club Casino Night — The Woman’s Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa, hosts its casino night fundraiser at Saturday, Feb. 2. Dress is casual. Tickets: $45. Information: 532-6131 or Information: wcoep.org.

UMC Health Start — University Medical Center’s 5K run and 1 mile fun run/walk is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at UMC West Clinic, 6600 N. Desert. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Polar Plunge — The 8th annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” cold weather swim benefiting Special Olympics Texas-El Paso Area 19, is noon Saturday, Feb. 2, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Cost: $60 ($30 17 and younger). Information: 533-8229. Register at sotx.org.

Loretto Academy Nun Run — The 5K competitive run and non-competitive walk is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Loretto Academy, 1300 Hardaway. Entry fee is $20 through Jan. 25, $30 after. Information: 566-8400 or raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas. Surcharge for ages under 21. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Current Joys — The singer and multi-instrumentalist performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, with Gap Girls. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Cursive — The indie rock band performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, with Campdogzz. Tickets: $15.
• Jonathan Richman — The alternative artist performs at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, with Tommy Larkins on drums. Age 16 and older admitted. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Yotto — The Finnish DJ and songwriter’s “Huperfall Tour” is 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. Tickets: $10.

Shen Yun 2019 — The celebration of 5,000 years of Chinese culture through music and dance returns to the area for three shows Feb. 2-3, at the Plaza Theatre. Performances are 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $80-$150. Information: 1-800-380-8265 or ShenYun.com/El-Paso.

Super Bowl Sunday Run — The Las Cruces Running Club will host the 7th annual 1-mile fun run, 5K and 5-mile race Sunday, Feb. 3, at Centennial High School, 1950 Sonoma Ranch Road. Five-mile and 5K run at 9 a.m., 1 mile run run at 8:40 a.m. Register at lascrucesrunningclub.com.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Michael Angelo Batio — The guitarist performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 day of show, all ages.
• Metal and punk bands Necrot and Blood Incantation with local support Nyctophagia and Leptictidium perform at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18. Admission: $10.

Saxsational, The Next Generation — Showtime! El Paso presents a new generation of saxophone and swing music 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Information: 247-2726, Events@showtimeelpaso.com or showtimeelpaso.com.

UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’ home games are at 7 p.m .at the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $8-$28. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Thursday, Feb. 7: Florida Atlantic
• Saturday, Feb. 9: FIU.

NMSU Department of Music —The 37th annual Southwest Honor Band and Orchestra Festival is Friday through Sunday, Feb. 8-10, with guest conductors Paul Popiel of University of Kansas and Ricky Brooks of University of Central Arkansas, with guest composer James Grant. Most performances are at 7:30 p.m. at the Atkinson Music Recital Hall. Admission is free. Information: (575) 646-2304 or music.nmsu.edu.

Valentine’s Super Love Jam — Zapp, Ready 4 The World featuring Melvin Riley Heatwave, Midnight Star, A Taste of Honey, The Delfonics, and Bloodstone are featured at this year’s Love Jam at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $28.50 and $49.50 (Ticketmaster).

Safari Nights Gala — El Paso Chapter of the Safari Club International hosts its 16th annual gala, auction and expo at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama. Tickets: $100 ($40 youth). Information: 584-9300, scielpaso.org or on Facebook.

Acro-Cats — The show featuring the trained “Rock Cats Rescue” is 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces. Tickets: $22-$40. Information: (575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheaftre.com.

Chocolate Fantasia – Mimbres Region Arts Council’s 20th annual celebration of arts and sweet delicacies is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in downtown Silver City. Tickets: $25 for 20 individual pieces of chocolate; available at eventbrite.com. Information: (575) 538-2505 or chocolatefantasia.org.

Cupid’s Chase 5K — The 5K run benefiting Community Options is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Old Mesilla Plaza, 2114 Calle de Santiago in Mesilla, open to runners, walkers, and rollers (baby strollers and wheelchairs). Cost: $25; $40 day of event. Information: 771-7764 or comop.com.

Lone Star Hundred — The ultramarathon trail is Feb. 9-10 at Franklin Mountains State Park Tom Mays Unit’s Upper Sunset Parking lot, with 100-mile and 100K events, both individual and relay, offered. The 100-mile event begins at 5 a.m. Saturday, with a 36-hour cutoff. The 100K event begins at 6 a.m. with a 35-hour cutoff. Entry fee is $200 through Jan. 8; $220 after for the 100-mile, $155 through Jan. 8; $170 after for the 100K. Registration at active.com. Information: trailracingovertexas.com/lone-star-100.

El Paso Rhinos - El Paso's Junior League ice hockey team’s home games are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $5-$30. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.
  Home games:
Feb. 8-10: Northern Colorado Eagles
Feb. 22-24: Oklahoma City Blazers

‘Kinky Boots’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the hit musical with songs by Grammy and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Plaza Theatre (Ticketmaster). Tickets: $30-$70. Information: 231-1111 or visitelpaso.com/broadway.

Los Tucanes de Tijuana — The popular Mexican band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $39.50-$119.50(Ticketmaster).

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Rodney Carrington — The comic and musician performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. Tickets start at $29.
• Amy Grant — The pop and Christian singer performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. Tickets: $20-$60.

‘Disney’s Newsies’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, presents the hit musical based on the Disney movie through Feb. 10. Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.

UTEP Department of Music — Performances are at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Performance at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise listed. Tickets prices vary.Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.
• Percussion/Chorale Collaboration Concert is 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10.
• UTEP Wind Symphony performs Tuesday, Feb. 19.
• A Horn Choir Concert is 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24.
• UTEP Symphony Orchestra performs Tuesday, Feb. 26.
• UTEP Choirs perform Thursday, Feb. 28.

‘Shakespeare in Love!’ — El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series presents veteran members of the Shakespeare on-the-Rocks theater company performing as their outreach group, Shakespeare on-the-Run at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre). Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.

The Real Comedians Tour — Tahir Moore hosts the tour with headliner KevOnStage and performance by Tony Baker at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Christ Temple Apostolic Church of El Paso, 11160 Montwood. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets: $30; $40 VIP with entrance at 5:45 p.m. and photo ops with the performers (eventbrite.com).

World Dance Alliance Americas — The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance hosts the World Dance Alliance Americas General Assembly, “Moving Interactions: Dancing through In-Between Borders” as national and international guest artists gather to present their work Feb. 14-16, at UTEP’s Wise Family Theatre, with original works from UTEP faculty members, nationally renowned guest artists Jose Zamora and Shannon Mockli, and UTEP alumni-collective Fawnz Dance Company. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and noon Saturday. Tickets: $10. Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.

Blues Brothers Revue — The official Blues Brothers tribute show is the featured entertainment at the annual Valentine’s Day event, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts in Alamogordo. Performed cabaret style with a chocolate buffet. Tickets: $18, $30 and $40. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.

Willie Nelson & Family — The country legend returns at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $39.75-$79.75 (Ticketmaster). VIP packages start at $254.

The Long Run — Colorado’s Tribute to The Eagles performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces. Tickets: $20. Information: (575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheaftre.com.

Coin Show - The International Coin Club of El Paso’s 56th annual Coin Show is Feb. 15-17 at El Maida Hall, 6331 Alabama, with more than 50 tables of coins, paper money, medals and tokens by dealers from around the country. Hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 241-6977 or on Facebook at International Coin Club of El Paso.
  The annual kids auction is 2 p.m. Saturday for ages 7 to 14. The kids auction is a no-cost auction; script provided for the bidding.

El Mariachi Los Camperos — The two-time Grammy-winning mariachi troupe, founded in 1961, performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets; $25-$75 (Ticketmaster).
official poetry contest booklet. Information: elpasolibrary.org.

Vines In the Pines — The Art and Wine Festival is Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16-17 at Ruidoso Convention Center, with samples of New Mexico wines, local art, crafts, food, boutique vendors and other local brews.

Tuff Hedeman West Texas Shootout — Four-time world champion bull rider and El Paso native Hedeman presents the 13th annual Casa Ford Tuff Hedeman Championship Challenge bull riding event at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. Tickets: $15-$80 (Ticketmaster). Information: 534-4329 or CBRbull.com.

Michelob Ultra Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K — The 12th annual races are 7 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, starting and finishing at Southwest University Park, 1 Ballpark Plaza Downtown. Information: elpasomarathon.org.

Las Cruces International Film Festival — Comedian, film and television star George Lopez will receive the “Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Award” at the 2019 Las Cruces International Film Festival, presented by New Mexico State University and Visit Las Cruces Feb. 20-24. VIP passes are $150 for all events. Film and workshop access passes are $75. Daily screening passes are $20. Tickets available at lascrucesfilmfest.com.
  Single screening tickets, if available are $10; available in advance at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall.
  Lopez will receive the award at a VIP reception Thursday, Feb. 21, followed by a screening of his film “The Chicano” at 7 p.m. at Allen Theatres Cineport 10.

Melissa Kraut – El Paso Pro-Musica presents performances by the cellist in residency at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall in Las Cruces, and Thursday, Feb. 21, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets: $25 ($20 senior/military; $5 students) Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.

Four Shilling Short — The husband and wife duo perform traditional and original music from the Celtic Lands, Medieval and Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas in a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces.Tickets: $15; $10 12 and younger. Information: (575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheaftre.com.

‘Silent Sky’ — American Southwest Theatre Company presents true story of New England astronomer Henrietta Leavitt  Feb. 22-March 3 at NMSU’s Center for the Arts in Las Cruces. Written by Laruen Gunderson and directed by Claudia Billings. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: (575) 646-41420 or nmsutheatre.com.

Gabriel Iglesias — The comedian’s “Beyond the Fluffy” World Tour” is 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Iglesias is one of the few elite comedians who has headlined and sold out the Staples Center, Madison Square Garden and the Sydney Opera House. Tickets: $40-$75 (Fluffyguy.com and Ticketmaster).

Black History Month Parade and Rally — The annual Inter-Club Council Black History Month Parade begins at 10 a.m. February Feb. 23, at Montana and Pershing and endsg at Mary Webb Park, 3401 E. Missouri. This year’s theme is “Black Migration.” A rally follows the parade noon to 3 p.m. in Mary Webb Park, with vendor booths, family activities and entertainment. Admission is free. Information: 861-1745 or elpasoicc@hotmail.com.

Run with Your Doc — The 10K, 5K, 1-Mile Run/Walk benefiting Amador Health Center is Saturday, Feb. 23, at Doña Ana Community College-East Mesa Campus, 2800 Sonoma Ranch in Las Cruces. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com. Pianist Teresa Walters performs 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. Tickets: $9, $15 and $20.

MRAC Indie/Folk Series — Mimbres Region Arts Council’s monthly folk and indie performances opens 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, with Abbie Gardner. Dobro player and member of America Red Molly for 11 years, at the Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos Altos, near Silver City, N.M. Tickets: $20. Information: (575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org.

El Paso Bridal Showcase — The longest-running bridal-focused event in the area is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Epic Railyard Center, 2201 E. Mills, with fashion shows, a VIP area, vendor rooms and more. Admission is free; VIP area tickets available soon. Information: 544-9550 or elpasobridalshowcase.com.

Special Olympics Figure Skating — The 2019 figure skating competition begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 Paisano (at County Coliseum). Opening ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. Spectator admission is free. Information: 533-8229 or on Facebook at SOTX19.

Chicago — The legendary rock band and El Paso favorite returns at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $49.50-$89.50; VIP packages are $375-$450 (Ticketmaster).

Jim Breuer — The stand-up comic and SNL alumnus performs his “Comedy, Stories and More” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets: $32-$62; VIP tickets $162 (Ticketmaster).

Tony Bennett — The Grammy Award-winning singer performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Plaza Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, with special guest Antonia Bennett. Tickets: $59.50-$$99.50(Ticketmaster).

Ilya Yakushev — Las Cruces Civic Concert Association presents the award-winning Russian pianist at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $25; $5 students; free for age 17 and younger with paying adult. Information: (575) 405-7429 or lascrucescca.org.

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.


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