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January 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

UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1: UTSA
• 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5: LA Tech
• 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7: Southern Miss
• 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26: WKU
• 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28: Marshall

El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival
— El Paso Pro-Musica presents its annual festival Jan. 4-28 at various venues in El Paso and Las Cruces. Tickets per performance: $25 ($20 seniors/military; $5 students. Festival packages available. Information: 833-9400 or eppm.org.
  Festival highlights include “The Complete Beethoven String Trios” with the Ultimate Trio, violinist Kurt Nikkanen, violist Scott Rawls, and cellist Zuill Bailey; a collaboration with El Paso Symphony Orchestra and Grammy winning guitarist Jason Vieaux; and a performance by world renowned pianist Jerome Rosenthal and his student Michael Brown.
• The Twilight Tours 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Double Eagle Restaurant, 2355 Calle de Guadalupe, on the Mesilla Plaza, and Thursday, Jan. 5, at Star City Studios, 120 W. Castellano.
• The complete Beethoven String Trio performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6 and 8, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces.
• Jerome Lowenthal and Michael Brown give a piano duo performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, and Saturday, Jan. 14, at First Baptist Church, 805 Montana.
• Jason Vieaux in Concert is 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.
• A New Music Commission featuring Zuill Bailey is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall, and Saturday, Jan. 28, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.
  Free Bach’s Lunch events are noon Thursdays at the El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza:
Jan. 12: Jerome Lowenthal and Michael Brown, piano
Jan. 19: Jason Vieaux, guitar
Jan. 26: Natasha Paremski, piano

El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s new Major Arena Soccer League team’s home games are at 7:35 p.m. at the El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $5-$30. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or on Facebook and Twitter.
• Friday, Jan. 6: Sonora Sole
• Friday, Jan. 13: Turlock Express
• Friday, Jan. 20: Baja Atletico

Hard Road Trio — The bluegrass trio featuring Steve Smith performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, as part the High Desert House Concerts in Las Cruces. Cost: $20 suggested donation. Location and reservations: Contact Trish at highdeserthouseconcerts@gmail.com.

AFEP Art Exhibit — Members of l'Alliance Française d’El Paso will host an exhibit of their works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel and other medium Jan. 6-24, in the foyer of El Paso Community College, Administration building A, 9050 Viscount. Reception is 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6. Admission is free. Information: afofelpaso.com or on Facebook at AllianceFrancaiseElPaso.

Harlem Globetrotters — The famed wizards of basketball’s 2017 World Tour is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at NMSU’s Pan American Center, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $33-$95 (Ticketmaster).
  A Magic Pass 30-minute interactive event starts 90 minutes before the game, when fans can spend time on the court with the Globetrotters. Separate ticket required: $22.

Super Scholar Run — Clint ISD’s 5K run and 1 mile walk and Health Fair is 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Horizon Middle School, 400 N. Kenazo in Horizon City. Registration by Jan 5: $20 per event ($10 students and per person); $25 after Jan. 5. Race day registration is 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

‘Catch a Rising Star’ — A performance of young pianists performing organ music for the first time is Sunday, Jan. 8. Location, details to be announced. Information: 532-5874.

Miners Hockey Club
— UTEP’s hockey team home games are at El Paso Events Center, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Games are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, unless listed otherwise. Tickets: $10-$20. Information: 491-7879 or minershockey.com.
• 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Jan. 8-9: Texas A&M
• 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14-15: Texas Tech
• 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21-22: Texas State

Special Olympics Figure Skating — The 2017 figure skating competition begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at Sierra Providence Events Center, 4100 Paisano (at County Coliseum). Spectator admission is free. The event is part of the Special Olympics fall games. Information: 533-8229 or on Facebook at SOTX19.

UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’ home games are at the Don Haskins Center. Games are 7 p.m., unless otherwise listed. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Thursday, Jan. 12: FIU
• Saturday, Jan. 14: Florida Atlantic
• Saturday, Jan. 21: UTSA

El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14-15 at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Admission: $5 for both days (private readings not included with admission). Free admission with active duty military I.D. Information: 345-6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.

Texas Tenors — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra presents its Pops concert Jan. 14-15, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall, with conductor Lonnie Klein, featuring the Tenors performing country, classical, pop and patriotic tunes. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $35, $40 and $45. Information: (575) 646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.
  The Texas Tenors debuted in 2009 on “America’s Got Talent!” and won three Emmys in 2014.

Indigo Twilight — El Paso Society for Musicians of the Future presents the classical-jazz crossover at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Philanthropy Theatre, as part of El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series. Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). The performance is a journey through the mysterious hues and alluring rhythms of the night. Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.

UTEP Tennis — UTEP’s home tennis matches are at El Paso Tennis Club, 2510 N. St. Vrain (in Arroyo Park). Admission is free. Information: 747-5347 or utepathletics.com. Sunday, Jan. 15: Central Oklahoma (10 a.m.) and Texas-Permian Basin (3 p.m.)

El Paso Puzzler — The 10th annual endurance mountain bike race is 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 at Bowen Ranch’s Round House. Mountain bike races of 13, 35 and 50 miles offered. Hosted by the Border Mountain Bike Association. Registration: $55 for 13- and 35-mile race; $65 for 50-mile race. Information: 433-1752, elpasopuzzler.com or on Facebook at El Paso Puzzler Mountain Bike Race. Registration: $70 for 13 mile; $75 35 mile; $80 50 mile; deadline is Jan. 13. Registration at newmexicosportsonline.com.

‘Annie’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the celebrated family musical at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at The Plaza Theatre. Featuring book and score by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, the beloved musical includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.” Tickets: $47.50 and $75 (Ticketmaster).

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909 Online tickets at trickyfalls.com.
• Brujeria — The metal band performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, with The Casualties, and Piñata Protest. Tickets:
• Atmosphere — The hip-hop act presents their Freshwater Fly Fishermen Tour at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, with Brother Ali, Dem Atlas, Plain Ole Bill and Last Word. Tickets: $25.
• Prof — The rapper’s Time Bomb Tour is 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, with Finding Novyon, Metasota and Willie Wonka. Tickets: $15.
• Lydia Loveless — The alternative country artist performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Pop Evil: Rock ‘N’ Roll Now Tour — The rock band headlines the tour at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, with Red Sun Rising and Badflower. Tickets: $18.50 and $22.

YWCA Race Against Racism – The 5th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day 10K and 5K race and 1-mile family fun walk is 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at the Mary Ann Dodson Camp, 4400 Boy Scout Lane. Cost: $20 10K and 5K ($25 on race day); $15 for military, students and groups of 10 or more ($20 race day). Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663; or YWCA, 533-2311. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Free pancake breakfast for all participants. Non-racer tickets: $5 ($3 children under 12).

Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Oblivious Signal — The Florida rock band performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, with Silversyde. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Lemuria — The New York rock band performs at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, with Mickey Erg. Tickets: $13-$15.
• Thank You Scientist, Consider the Source — The New York City trio performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25. Tickets: $12-$14.
• Beneath the Waves CD release Party — The band hosts a release party for its new CD at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29, with My Last Season, Escaping Phoenix, Deliah Blue, Fake your Prayers, Hot Shot Kixx and Until The Avalanche. Admission is free.

El Paso Symphony Orchestra — The Symphony, conducted by Bohuslav Rattay, presents its “¡Viva España!” performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20-21, in the Plaza Theatre. The concerts, offered in collaboration with El Paso Pro-Musica as part of its Chamber Music Festival, include Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espagnol,” op. 34, Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” and De Falla’s “Three Cornered Hat.” Tickets: $16, $21, $32, $37 and $42 (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.

Polar Plunge — The 6th annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” cold weather swim benefiting Special Olympics Texas-El Paso Area 19, is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 21, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Cost: $60 ($30 17 and younger). Information: 533-8229 or sotx.org.

Fort Bliss Half Marathon — The 13-mile race is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Soto Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 20751 Constitution on East Fort Bliss. Cost: $35 half-marathon ($10 active duty soldiers). Information: 744-5790 or raceroster.com.
  A 2K Kids Run for age 10 and younger is also planned; registration is free.

Biggest Loser Race Series — The half marathon, 5K and 1 mile runs are Sunday, Jan. 22, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Running and walking events at all distances. Celebrity appearances and Finish Line Festival Entertainment and food offered. Half Marathon starts ate 8 a.m.; 5K at 8:30 a.m. and motivational mile at 11:30 a.m. Registration: $85 running half marathon; $75 walking half marathon; $45 5K; $20 motivational mile.
Information: biggestloserrunwalk.com. Registration at active.com.

‘Miranda Sings Live...You’re Welcome’ — The YouTube comedy sensation and alter-ego of Colleen Ballinger performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $37 to $72.50 (Ticketmaster).
  Ballinger returns to her live performance roots with a 15-city tour of the fast-paced 80-minute show. Featuring appearances by both Colleen and ‘Miranda Sings,’ the tour offers Ballinger’s signature blend of live comedy, singing and countless applications of lipstick.

Ron White — The popular standup comic performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Ron “Tater Salad” White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funny man from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now is a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian and a feature film actor in his own right. Tickets: $47.50 to $129 (Ticketmaster).

Spring Home Show — The El Paso Association of Builders presents the annual event Jan. 27-29 at the El Paso Convention Center. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 ($3 for ages 11-16; free for ages 10 and younger). Information: 1-800-756-4788, ext. 46 or HomeShowElPaso.com.
  Special events include a Sultry Bedroom Makeover Seminar by HGTV’s “Design Star’s” Jennifer Bertrand; and a Makeover Seminar with designer Lauri March, the “House Counselor.”

‘Cabaret’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre in the UTEP Student Union presents the Tony-winning musical Jan 27-Feb. 12. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Sunday dinner shows are 2:30 p.m.; non-dinner show Sunday 1:30 p.m.; matinee dates to be announced. Ticket information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.

‘Out of Sterno’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the Deborah Zoe Laufer play Jan. 27-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.

‘Purple Breasts: One Woman's Journey through Breast Cancer’ — American Southwest Theatre Company presents a fundraising performance by Lindstrom, Symon, Markus, McMahon and Patersonz Jan. 27-28, at NMSU’s Center for the Arts. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $5-$17. Information: (575) 646-4515 or nmsutheatre.com.

La Semesienta — The Spanish-language comic adult version of the Cinderella story is 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the Plaza Theatre, starring Luis de Alba, La Pelangocha, Niurka Marcos, Alfonso Zayas, Alejandra La Jarocha, La Wanders Lover, Pepe Magaña, Pablo Cheng, Homerito, Roberto Escudero, Pedro Romo and Luis Barcelo Tickets: $35, $45 and $90 (Ticketmaster).

El Paso Rhinos
- El Paso's Junior League ice hockey team hosts the Long Beach Bombers Jan. 27-29 at Sierra Providence Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets; $20 glass seats; $15 center line; $10 bluelines; $5 general admission. Free admission to active military with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.

Roundtop Trail Runs – The runs are planned at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, beginning at Anthony Gap. Details to be announced. Information: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

StepCrew — The new dynamic dance production combining three styles of percussive dance (Irish, Tap, and Ottawa Valley) is 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. This amazing company which includes five virtuoso dancers, five musicians, and one vocalist is led by Cara Butler and Pilatzke brothers Jon and Nathan. Soloist Cara Butler is best known as The Chieftains’ top Irish dance for the last two decades. Tickets: $25, $35 and $45.Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.

EPSYOs Winter Concert — The El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras, performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, in the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $13 ($8 students, seniors and active duty military). Information 525-8978. Tickets available online at epsyos.org.

Las Cruces Bridal Showcase — Helping Hands Event Planning hosts its bridal and special event show 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces. Admission: $5 in advance; $7 at the door. Free admission with donation of gently used prom dress for the Cinderella Prom Dress Project. Information: (575) 522-1232 or lascrucesbridalshowcase.com.

Pavlo — The sounds of Mediterranean guitar with Pavlo and his band are 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Spencer Theater for Performing Arts. Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M.
  Fusing a flamenco, Greek, Latin, Balkan and classical sound, Pavlo’s Mediterranean guitar music and his band on bouzouki, bass & percussion makes for an intoxicating night of original music. Tickets: $39-$59. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.

Foreigner — The classic rock legends perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Plaza Theatre. With ten multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Tickets: $39.75 to $95 (Ticketmaster).

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