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January 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

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.
• The Anchor — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 with Apothica, and local support. All ages show. Tickets: $10.
• Heinous — The Pheonix grindcore band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, with punk band Röntgen. Age 18 and over admitted. Admission: $5.
• Sumac — 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, with Divide Dissolve and Tashi Dorji. Tickets: $10.
• Ensiferum & Septicflesh — The bands’ “Path to Glory” Tour is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, with local guests. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 in advance; $30 day of show.
• Masquerade of Souls Tour — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, featuring Seven Spires and AfterTime.

UTEP Men’s Basketball
- The Miners’ home games are at the Don Haskins Center. Games are 7 p.m. Tickets: $8-$28. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Saturday, Jan. 5: USTA
• Thursday, Jan. 10: North Texas
• Saturday, Jan. 12: Rice
• Thursday, Jan. 24: Old Dominion
• Saturday, Jan. 26: Charlotte.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Most shows limited to age 21 and older. Tickets through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Intocable — The Norteño/Tejano band performs 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. Tickets: $25-$75.
• Chris Lane — The country singer performs 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. Tickets: $29-$79.

WinterFest — El Paso Live with the Hospitals of Providence and Providence Children’s Hospital, hosts ice skating and various winter events through Jan. 6 in Downtown’s Arts Festival Plaza and surrounding areas. Tickets online at elpasolive.com. Information: 534-0600 or winterfestep.com.

El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival — El Paso Pro-Musica presents its annual festival Jan. 10-Feb. 2 at various venues in El Paso and Las Cruces. Tickets to individual performances are $25; $20 seniors, military; $5 youth. Free Bach’s Lunch performances are noon each Thursday at El Paso Museum of Art. Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
  This year’s performers include the Vega String Quartet, pianist William Ransom, pianist Yuliya Gorenman (performing Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier”) and the rock cello ensemble Break the Reality, which has covered such songs as the theme song from HBO’s hit show “Game of Thrones.”
• The Vega String Quartet and Ransom perform at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Star City Studios, 120 W Castellano, as well as 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan 13, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall.
• An Afternoon with Zuill Bailey is 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Fox Fine Art Recital Hall.
• Yulia Gorenman performs at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Star City Studios, as well as 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall.
• “Break of Reality” performs 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.
  Zuill Bailey will perform the Dvo?ák Cello Concierto at 7:30 p.m.  Jan. 18-19 in the annual collaboration with EPSO at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $16-$45; $9 and $11 for students (Ticketmaster).

Lowbrow Palace — The music venue and nightclub new venue has moved to 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.’
• King Tuff — The lo-fi garage rocker performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, with Stonefield. Tickets: $16.
• El Ten Eleven — The L.A. rock duo performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, with Rob Crow. Tickets: $12.
• Hunny and Hockey Dad —  The indie bands co-headline at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, with Queen of Jeans. Tickets: $15-$18.

Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute:’ In Concert — El Paso Opera presents the semi-staged, concert version of the classic fairy tale of love and good versus evil at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11-12, at El Paso Scottish Rite Theatre, directed by El Paso Opera’s new Artistic Director Justin Lucero. Tickets: $39. Information: 581-5534, info@epopera.com or epopera.org.
  The Magic Flute was part of El Paso Opera’s first season, and the concert version celebrates this year’s 25th anniversary season.

‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ — Kids-N-Co. presents the musical conceived by Rebecca Feldman, with additional material by Jay Reiss, music by William Finn and book by Rachel Sheinkin Jan. 11-27, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison, directed by Anthony Michael Stokes. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, students, seniors, military), available at the door. Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.
  Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, the story is of an eclectic group of six youths vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words.

Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey team hosts games at 11 a.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $7. Information: 491-7879, info@mindershockey.com, or minershockey.com.
Jan. 7-8: Texas A&M
Jan. 14-15: University of Texas

UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Ticket information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
Jan. 17: UAB, 7 p.m.
Jan. 19: Middle Tennessee, 1 p.m.
Jan. 31: Marshall, 7 p.m.

EPSO’s ‘The Romantics’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bohuslav Rattay, presents cellist Zuill Bailey, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18-19, in the Plaza Theatre, in collaboration with El Paso Pro-Musica’s Chamber Music Festival. Selections include Brahams’ Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 73, and Dvo?ák’s Cello Concerto in B minor, op. 104. Tickets: $16-$45; $9 and $11 for students (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
  Opening notes with Dr. James Welsch are presented at 6:30 p.m. each night in the Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza.

El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19-20, at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Admission: $5 for both days (private readings not included with admission). Free admission with active duty military ID. Information: 345-6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.
  The fair features aura photos, handmade New Age crystal and gemstone jewelry, and feng shui products and essential oils, along with readings by a dozen or more professional psychic readers and mediums from across Texas and New Mexico. Readings offered in English and Spanish.

Vocal Trash — Grant County Community Concert Association presents the “Glee meets Stomp” style performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan 24, at WNMU Fine Arts Auditorium in Silver City.  The group performs on custom instruments made from recycled materials. Tickets: $20 (age 17 and younger with paid adult (two per adult), and WNMU students with valid ID admitted free. Information: (575) 538-5862 or gcconcerts.org.

Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0 — The Emmy-nominated PBS Kids series presents its live production, “Activate Creature Power” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $25-$47.50 VIP packages offered (Ticketmaster).
  Chris and Martin take to the stage to activate new Creature Powers and go “off to the creature rescue!” With some help from Aviva and the rest of the Wild Kratts team, who will be animated and on screen at the Tortuga HQ, the brothers confront a comic villain and once again save the day, sharing tidbits about some of the world’s most amazing creatures along the way.

El Paso Rhinos - El Paso's Junior League ice hockey team hosts the Ontario Avalanche at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25-27, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $30 balcony; $25 glass seats; $15 center line; $10 bluelines; $7 goal lines, $5 general admission. Free admission to active military with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.

Robin Spielberg — The celebrated pianist performs Friday, Jan. 25, at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Tickets: $9, $15 and $20.Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.

‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Award-winning play by Simon Stephens based on the novel by Mark Haddon Jan. 25-Feb. 9 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. Sunday Feb. 3 and 10; and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.

Vocal Trash — Showtime! El Paso presents the urban-themed Broadway style production that performs on custom instruments made from recycled materials 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Individual tickets available at the door. Information: 247-2726, Events@showtimeelpaso.com pr showtimeelpaso.com.

La Pingo’s Orquesta  — Amigos de la Fundacion Mascareñas’s Matices Culturales 2019 performance series opens with the musical group from Aguascalientes at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Centro Cultural Paso del Norte in Juarez. The group plays a fusion of classical, chamber, Argentine tango, Balkan music, jazz and more. Ticket information: 544-5118 in El Paso; 612-3175 or 612-4075 in Juárez, or fmascarenas.org.

Songs of Hope — Singing Out Las Cruces presents its winter concert at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26-27, at Peace Lutheran Church, 1702 Missouri, Las Cruces. Admission is $10; free for ages 12 and younger. Information: (608) 772-1262 or singingoutlascruces.org.
  Singing Out Las Cruces is a mixed voice, LGBTQA non-profit organization that performs choral works for the appretion, inspiration, and education of the members and their audiences.

Best of the Second City — The celebrated comedy troupe performs at 7 p.m. p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces, with some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from their 58-year history performed by the Second City Touring Company. Tickets: $25. Information: (575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheaftre.com.
  The company, famed for its improv style, launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and many more top comedians.

EPSYOs Winter Concert — El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras, directed by James O. Welsch, presents its winter concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Plaza Theatre. Ticket information: 525-8978,epsyos.org or on Facebook.

CNCO – The Latin American boy band discovered on the first season of “La Banda” perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $40.50-$130.50 (TicketMaster).

The Black Market Trust — The American pop/vocal jazz band performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces.  Tickets: $20. Information: (575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheaftre.com.
  The Black Market Trust’s music combines the sounds of the great American crooners and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European gypsy fire of jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.

‘Jersey Boys’ — The 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical is about rock ’n’ roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi is Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 29-30, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets available mid-December (Ticketmaster). nformation: 231-1111 or visitelpaso.com/broadway.
  The true story tells how four blue-collar kids wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30. Recommended for ages 12 and older; contains authentic, “profane Jersey language.”

Young People’s Concerts — The El Paso Symphony Orchestra presents its 78th season of free programs for area fifth-graders at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, at the Abraham Chavez 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.
  More than 15,000 fifth-grade students from the El Paso area are
treated to the free concerts each year.


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