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January 2020


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


El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival — El Paso Pro-Musica presents its annual festival Jan. 8-Feb. 1, at various venues in El Paso and Las Cruces. Free Bach’s Lunch performances are noon each Thursday at El Paso Museum of Art. Tickets: $145 ($100 senior/military; $25 students) for all shows; $95 ($65 senior/military; $15 students) for El Paso shows only; $50 ($35 senior/military; $10 students) for Las Cruces shows only. Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
  Pianist Matt Herskowitz performs “From Gershwin to Gottschalk” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Dona Ana Arts Council Culture Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado in Mesilla, with champagne reception at 7 p.m.
  “Twilight Tour” featuring Zuill Bailey is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Double Eagle Restaurant on the Plaza in Mesilla.
  El Paso Pro-Musica’s and El Paso Symphony’s annual collaborative performance, “A Grammy Performance,” is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17-18.
  An afternoon with cellist Zuill Bailey is 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, followed by a reception.
  Catalyst String Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, Dona Ana Arts Council Culture Center in Mesilla, with champagne reception at 7 p.m.; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, featuring the finest in Latin American Music. Additional performance to be announced on Friday, Jan. 24.
  Lynn Harrell, the “Dean of American Cellists," performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.
  Free Bach’s Lunch events are noon Thursdays at El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza (Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30).
 
UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $5 general admission. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2: Florida International
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4: Florida Atlantic
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18: UTSA
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23: Rice
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25: North Texas.
 
‘Finding Neverland’ — The touring Broadway spectacular is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Spencer Theater for Performing Arts in Alto, N.M. Winner of “Best Musical” and Audience Choice Award, this magically charming tale tells the true story of J.M. Barrie, the 19th century English writer who rattled high-society London theatergoers by fabricating a boy who could fly, Peter Pan, and creating the land of Neverland, where nothing is impossible and childhood lasts forever.
  Tickets: $79-$85. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
 
UTEP Men’s Basketball - Homes Games are at the Don Haskins Center at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10-$24. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Saturday, Jan. 11: Louisiana Tech
• Wednesday, Jan. 15: UTSA
• Thursday, Jan. 30: Middle Tennessee State
 
‘Pagliacci’ — El Paso Opera, presents R. Leoncavallo’s traditional opera about passion, jealousy and revenge featuring a chamber orchestra in an intimate setting at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan 10-11, at St. Rogers Depot, 420 N. Campbell. Tickets: $39 general admission. information: 581-5534, epopera.org or on Facebook.
  One Of opera’s most treasured works, “Pagliacci” is a frighteningly timeless tale of passion, jealousy and revenge. This Italian masterpiece by Ruggero Leoncavallo contains one of the most famous tenor arias in history and culminates in a play-within-a-play performance that cleverly depicts life imitating art imitating life at its most violent.
 
Zeta Phi Beta Centennial Gala — Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Eta Iota Zeta Chapter host its “Blue & White Centennial Gala” 6 p.m. t midnight Saturday, Jan. 11, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway, in celebration of “100 years of Scholarship, Sisterhood Service, and Finer womanhood.” Cost: $50. Information: 238-8936, (919) 961-8272 or zphib1920.org.
 
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Information: lowbrowpalace.com
• 8Kalacas — The California ska-core band performs 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, with Chencha and The River Rats. Tickets: $15.
• AJJ — The American folk punk band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, with the Exbats and Taco Cat. Tickets: $20.
• “... And You Will Know Us By The Trail of the Dead” — The alternative rock band performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29. Tickets: $15.
 
Maxwell Quartet — Grant County Community Concert Association presents the classical and Scottish folk group at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at WNMU Fine Arts Auditorium in Silver City. The Glasgow-based quartet is regarded one of Britain's finest string quartets. They perform regularly across the UK and abroad, at venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, and the BBC Chamber Music Proms. 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.
 
 The dance group performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York, in Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
 
EPSO’s with Zuill Bailey — El Paso Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bohuslav Rattay, performs its annual collaborative concert with El Paso Pro-Musica featuring cellist Zuill Bailey at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17-18, in the Plaza Theatre. Featured is aint-Saëns’ Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1, op. 33 in A minor;Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33 and Dvo?ák’s Symphony No. 7, op. 70 in D minor. 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. 18-19, 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.
 
Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society — The society presents the modern jazz band Speak No Evil at its monthly concert series 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at First Christian Church, 1809 El Paseo in Las Cruces. The music begins after a short business meeting. Admission: $10 ($5 members; $1 students with ID). Coffee and dessert reception precedes the concert at 6:30 p.m. in the foyer. Information: Larry Brooks, (575) 640-8752 or mvjazzblues.net.
 
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana, specializing in metal and hard rock. Most shows 18 and older admitted; all those under 21 charged a surcharge. Some tickets available under holdmyticket.com. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Tony Macalpine — The rock guitarist performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, with Schiermann. All ages event. Tickets: $15.
• Of Gods and Monsters — The supergroup performs 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, featuring Dean Castronovo (Journey, Ozzy Osbourne), Time Gaines (Stryper), Joey Taffola (Graham Bonnet), and Kevin Goocher (Omen, Phantom X). Tickets: $20.
• The Toasters — The ska legends perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 day of show.
• Bleed the Sky — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, with Skin Lab, Arise in Chaos, and So This is Suffering. All ages show. Admission: $15.
 
Architecture lectures — Texas Tech University College of Architecture and El Paso Museum of Art host talk by various architects and design experts in the museum’s auditorium, One Arts Festival Plaza, as part of its lecture series. Talks are on Thursdays. Admission is free, but seating limited to 220 people. Information: depts.ttu.edu/elpaso/arch/.
Jan. 23: Monica Ponce de Leon, Dean of Architecture, Princeton University
Jan. 30: Michelle Addington, Dean of Architecture, UT Austin
 
 ‘The Killing Game’ — No Strings Theater Company presents the play by Eugene Ionesco, directed by Marissa Bond, Jan. 24-Feb. 9, at Black Box Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. Showtime is 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday). Information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
  Set in a small town during an outbreak of plague, citizens fall one after another, and the town is transformed from a gossipy, boring burg (where the townspeople all speak in cliches) into a maelstrom of paranoia and horror, as hundreds of citizens literally drop dead.
 
The Barstool Open — Miller Lite and Topgolf hosts the miniature golf tournament and bar hop with nine miniature golf holds in nine different bars throughout Downtown El Paso 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. Starting location and participating bars to be announced. Cost: $60 team of four; age 21 and older only. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Teams will go from bar to bar to play each hole until all 9 holes have been played. Check-in is 10 a.m. to noon and awards ceremony is 4 p.m.
 
Dallas Stars Learn to Play — The Dallas Stars Learn to Play hockey program begins 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. Information: elpasohockey.org or learntoplay.nhl.com/stars.

Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. An Art Talk is 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, for the 20/20 Visionary Exhibition on display. Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com.


 

 

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