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July 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

El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team plays home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Weekday game times are 7:05 p.m. Sunday games are 6:05 p.m. Tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
June 29-July 3: Fresno Grizzlies
July 11-14: Albuquerque Isotopes
July 26-28: Las Vegas 51s. Bark at the Park take your dog to the park day is July 26.

Love Buzz — 3011 Pershing. Information: 257-3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915.
• Oi! Scouts — The New Jersey punk band performs at 9 p.m. Monday, July 1, with Corrupted Youth.
• Dendrons — Chicago band, 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 9.
• In Lessons — Post-hardcore band from Tucson, at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 13.
• Wand — The LA rock band performs at 9 p.m. Monday, July 15, with Stangus and Stardust Experience Obliteration. Tickets: $5 (Eventbrite).
• Twin Tribes — Dark synth band, 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 30.

KMP Entertainment Awards Gala — The annual awards gala recognizing individuals who have contributed to the entertainment industry, particularly in and around El Paso, is 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at El Paso Club, 201 Main (18th floor). Black tie event. Tickets: $100. Information: 204-1099 or kmpentertainment.org.
  Guests include Barney Cohen (”Friday the 13th” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”). Live music by Kimball Hooker.

Lowbrow Palace — The new outdoor venue is at 1101 Texas. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com or eventbrite.com.
• Mystery Skulls — 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, with Phangs and Snowblood. Tickets: $13 general admission; $35 VIP.
• Book of Love — The electronic band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Tickets: $25 general admission; $50 with meet and greet.
• Chemistry with Alchemy and Friends is 9 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Tickets: $15-$25 general admission; $30 day of show.

Las Cruces Independence Day celebrations — Night Ranger headlines the 4th of July Celebration Wednesday and Thursday, July 3-4, which includes the annual Electric Light Parade, Street Fest and fireworks display. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2550, (575) 646-5981 or las-cruces.org. Sponsored by City of Las Cruces and NMSU.
  The Electric Light Parade, “America Rocks” is 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, beginning at Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid, and traveling south on Solano Drive, east on Hadley ending at the Maag Softball Complex. Information: (575) 541-2550.
  The Electric 5K and One-Mile Fun Run at precedes the parade at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Information: lascrucesrunningclub.com.
  Independence Day celebration and concert with Night Ranger is 8 p.m. Thursday, July 4. Opening performer (6 p.m.) is ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro at Sisbarro Community Park, 3205 Arrowhead on the NMSU campus, followed by fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Gates open at 4 p.m. Food vendors on site; no grilling, personal fireworks, alcohol, RV’s or overnight parking allowed.

Fourth of July at Ascarate Park — El Paso County Parks & Recreation hosts day-long activities Thursday, July 4, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta, with food trucks, live music, and a fireworks display over the lake. Information: 771-2380, epcountyparks.com and on Facebook.

Freedom Races — The Independence Day weekend American Eagle runs are Thursday through Monday, July 4-8, in Las Cruces. Half Marathon/10k/5k and 1K distances offered. Sign up at active.com.

Parks & Recreation Summer Concerts — El Paso Parks and Recreation presents the free outdoor music concerts at city parks. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, food and beverages (no alcohol). Dogs must be on leash. Information: 212-0092 or elpasotexas.gov/parks. Updates on Facebook.
• 5 p.m. Thursday, July 4: Hypnosis and Dream Merchants at San Jacinto Plaza, 111 Mills.
• 6 p.m. Sunday, July 7: La Magiztral Sonora Band at Pavo Real Park, 9301 Alameda
• 6 p.m. Sunday, July 14: Borderline Band at Argal Park, 11565 James Watt.

La Viña Fourth of July Picnic — The winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., will host its 21st annual picnic 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 4, featuring musical entertainment. Bring a picnic or buy a hamburger or hot dog from K&B Barbeque. Croquet, badminton and a water slide. Wine, soda, water and wine margaritas for sale. No coolers or pets allowed. Admission is free. Visitors may bring their own lawn chairs. Information: (575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com.

‘Pop Goes the Fort’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra will perform patriotic and Broadway pops music, conducted by EPSO Assistant Conductor James Welsch, at the 9th annual event 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at Fort Bliss’s Biggs Park. Show is preceded at 5:30 p.m. by a Cannon Salute to the Union. Fireworks follow performance. Lawn chairs welcome; no pets, coolers, glass containers or alcohol permitted. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Information: 532-3776, 588-8247, epso.org or bliss.armymwr.com.

West Side Independence Day Parade — The Rotary Club of El Paso’s 23rd annual Independence Day parade begins at 9 a.m. to noon. Thursday, July 4, at Western Hills Church, 530 Thunderbird. This year’s theme is “Hip Hip Hooray for the USA” and the Grand Marshal is Sun Bowl Executive Director Bernie Olivas. The 2.6-mile parade route will go from the church down Shadow Mountain, then up Mesa to Coronado High School. Information: 474-4241, july4parade.com or on Facebook.

Mesilla Independence Day — The annual fireworks display begins around 9 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at the historic old Mesilla Plaza. Bring a lawn chair; no pets or alcohol. Live music and food vendors, 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Information: (575) 524-3262, ext. 116 or mesillanm.gov.

Silver City Independence Day — The annual parade, “Made in the USA — Built to Laugh,” is 10 Thursday, July 4, in downton Silver City. Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast precedes the event in Gough Park; activities and entertainment throughout the day. Fireworks at dusk. Information: (575) 538-3785 or silvercity.org.
  Silver City Museum’s 36th annual Ice Cream Social is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in museum’s courtyard, with refreshments, live music, Cake Walk, traditional children’s games and more.

Mescalero Apache Ceremonial & Rodeo — The Mescalero Reservation hosts Indian dances and rodeo performances Thursday through Sunday, July 4-7, on the Mescalero Rodeo Grounds in Mescalero, N.M. Native dances (including Dance of the Apache Maidens and Dance of the Mountain Gods), arts and crafts and food vendors featured daily. Dinner served at 5 p.m. nightly. Rodeo performances at 1 p.m. Rodeo admission: $10 ($5 age 6-12; free age 5 and younger). Dance and night activities admission: $7 ($3 children). Information: (575) 464-4494 or mescaleroapachetribe.com.
  The 39th annual parade, “Honoring all Native Women” is 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, with a dance at dusk at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Information: (575) 937-2307.

Smokey Bear Stampede — The 63rd annual celebration is Wednesday through Sunday, July 4-7, in Capitan, N.M. about 20 miles north of Ruidoso. Ranch rodeo is 1 p.m. daily, with traditional rodeos nightly at 7 p.m. Goat roping and other events also planned each day. Rodeo admission: $10 general admission; $6 age 6-12 and seniors 65 and older. Information: (575) 354-2202, smokeybearstampede.com or on Facebook.
  Rodeo dances are 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. nightly with live or DJ music. Admission: $5.
  Capitan Fourth of July parade is 10 a.m. Thursday, fireworks that evening approximately 10:30 p.m., following the rodeo performance. BBQ Cook-off held during the day.

Fort Davis Independence Day Weekend — The West Texas town hosts its annual “Coolest 4th of July Celebration” July 4-6 in Fort Davis. Vendors and entertainment on the Courthouse Square are noon to 6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a parade and dance Saturday. Admission is free. Information: (432) 426-3015, 1-800-524-3015 or fortdavis.com.
  The Great Gunfight reenactment is Friday, July 5, with fireworks that evening.

Fourth of July Run — Up and Running, hosts the 13th annual 5K run/walk 7:04 a.m. Thursday, July 4, beginning at Up and Running in the Rudolph Shopping Plaza, 3233 N. Mesa. Proceeds benefit Run El Paso Club. Registration: $20 through July 2; $25 on July 3 and on race day. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Smokey Bear Stampede run — The 39th annual 10K run and 2-mile Fun Run held in conjunction with Smokey Bear Days begins at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4, starting east of Smokey Bear Historical Park, at East Creek Road, Capitan, N.M. Various age divisions offered for male and female runners. Information, registration: (575) 354-2748 or carrizozochamber.org/area-annual-events.

Lincoln County Art Loop — Lincoln County artists will host open houses at various studios 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 5-7, during the 24th annual self-guided tour on a scenic route from Carrizozo to the lower Hondo Valley. The tour includes locations throughout the countryside outside of the Ruidoso area. Information: 1-855-522-5667.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 17th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays, at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.
July 5: Frontera Bugalu (border folk, cumbia)
July 12: Azucar (Latin rock)
July 19: Frank Ray (country)

‘Hello Dolly!’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, closes its season with the classic musical from composer Jerry Herman July 5-21. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 1:30 p.m. July 14 and 21; dinner matinee is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 7. Tickets: $33.50 to $43.50 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday discount dinner performances; $36.50 to $48.50 (Friday and Saturday dinner performances), and $19.50 to $29.50 no-dinner matinee performances (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.

‘Viva El Paso!’ — El Paso Community Foundation and El Paso Live present the 42nd season of the summertime outdoor musical extravaganza with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 27, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre, directed by Keith W. Townsend. June 29, and July 19-20 performances in Spanish. Tickets: $24 ($16 ages 2-12, seniors 65 and older and military with valid ID). All tickets available at Ticketmaster. Information: ElPasoLive.com.

Intocable — One of the most influential Tejano/Norteño groups on the music scene today presents their “Percepción 2019” Tour at 8 p.m. Friday, July 5, at the Plaza Theatre. The group’s road to success begin 20 years ago in Zapata, Texas when friends Ricky Muñoz and René Martinez begin crafting their music style that fuses Tejano conjunto music Norteño folk rhythms, pop ballads and rock. Tickets: $49.50-$79.99 (Ticketmaster).

Elephant Butte Independence Day — Elephant Butte Lake State Park’s Independence Day fireworks are 9:15 p.m. Saturday, July 6. The display is launched from Rattlesnake Island in the lake, and can be viewed from the beach or on a boat. Regular admission fee applies. Information: (575) 744-5923 or Elephantbutteadventures.com.

St. Mark’s Car Truck and Bike Show — St Mark’s Catholic Church, 11700 Pebble Hills, hosts a car show for classic and modern cars, trucks and motorcycles, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 6. Spectator admission is free. Registration is $25 ($15 motorcycles).Information: Karina Hernandez, 356-5869, David Alcantar, 356-5619 or on Facebook.

Luis Miguel — The famed Mexican crooner brings his North American Tour to El Paso at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, to UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Over his 36-year career, Luis Miguel has released 33 albums, selling over 100 million albums worldwide. He is a 6-time Grammy winner and 4-time Latin Grammy winner. Tickets: $83.20 to $263; VIP packages $265-$995 (Ticketmaster).

Roswell UFO Festival 2019 — The annual celebration, marking the 72nd anniversary of the 1947 “UFO crash” near Roswell, is Friday through Sunday, July 5-7, at the Roswell Convention and Visitors Center, 912 N. Main, and other locations in Roswell, N.M. The four-day event features guest speakers, celebrity appearances authors, vendors, live entertainment, family friendly activities and carnivals, as well as costume contests for adults, children and pets. Most events are free; nominal charge for UFO Museum admission. Information: 1-800-822-3545, ufofestivalroswell.com or on Facebook at Roswell UFO Festival.
  The Xcel Energy UFO Light Parade is 9 p.m. Saturday, July 6, from 9th to 3rd Street. This year’s theme is “Believe.”

Triple-A Baseball All-Star Game — El Paso Chihuahuas will host the 32nd edition of the Triple-A Baseball All-Star Game Monday through Wednesday, July 8-10, at Southwest University Park. Information: 533-BASE or visit EPChihuahuas.com.
  Combo tickets for Monday’s Home Run Derby and Wednesday’s All-Star Game are $30-$100.
  Started in 1988, the game features the International League vs. the Pacific Coast League.
  YouTube sensation and aspiring “beisbol” instructor Domingo Ayala brings his “Theory of Beisbol” event for the Triple-A Home Run Derby Monday.

Cool Canyon Nights — The 9th annual series of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at McKelligon Canyon, Amphitheatre, sponsored by WestStar Bank. Patio performance begins at 6 p.m. with headliner at 7 p.m. on the main stage. Admission is free but space is limited. VIP tickets are $10. Information: elpasolive.com.
July 11: Windy City
July 18: Sha’Vonne
July 25: Mainstreet

Wednesday Nights Music on the plaza — The free summer series runs twice monthly 8 p.m. selected Thursdays in July and August at Plaza de Las Cruces on historic Main Street. Admission is free; all ages welcome. No pets. Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.
July 11: Rust (rock) and Pure Magic (variety)
July 25: Trout Fishing In America (Americana and storytelling) and Steve Smith & Hard Road (bluegrass)
Aug. 8: Mariachi Real de El Paso
Aug. 22: Zach Heckendorf (alternative folk) and Chris Baker (Americana, folk rock).

Ysleta Mission Festival — The annual fiesta is July 12-14 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 131 S. Zaragoza (at Alameda), with live music, southwest cuisine cooked by mission families, game booths, carnival rides and more. Admission is free to all events. Information: 859-9848, ysletamission.org or on Facebook.
  This year’s headliners include Fungi Mungle on Friday.

EPHS Mega Reunion Party — El Paso High alumni from any year are invited to a special throwback reunion Saturday, July 13, at Epic Railyard Event Center, 2201 Mills, with food, drinks, guest DJ and more. Ticket: $40 (through June 13); included admission to the “EPHS Museum.” Information: Enoch, 490-7643 or on Facebook at EPHS Throwback Reunion.

St. Pius X Rummage Sale — St. Pius X, 1050 N. Clark, hosts its annual rummage sale 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 13.Proceeds help fund the church’s annual bazaar. Admission is free. Information: 217-3287 or jramirez@utep.edu.
  Public may purchase 10X10 booth spaces at $20 per space.

Striker — The metal band’s “Summer of Shred” Tour in support of the upcoming studio album “Play to Win” is 7 p.m. Saturday, July 13 at the San Carlos Building, with Death Angel, Steel Panther, Holy Grail and Bewitcher.
Information: striker-metal.com.

Yank Kannady Memorial Run — The 3rd annual Yank Kannady Memorial Organ Donor Awareness 10K and 5K run and 1 Mile Fun Run is 8 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at White Mountain Park 687 Hull Road in Ruidoso. Proceeds benefit the Ultimate Gift of Life Foundation. Registration: $25; $10 age 10 and younger. Information: Mike Coulter, (915) 274-5222, Judy Mancillas (575) 682-7884, or Margie Bouldin (575) 937-1350.

Tailgate 2019 — The annual outdoor concert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises funds for the Flickinger Center. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 and 27, in the upper parking lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Information: (575) 437-2202. Online reservations at flickingercenter.com. Single event tickets available for $25-$45 per vehicle (if spaces available). Walk up tickets are $10 ($15 couples).
July 13: Yarbrough Band (country and classic rock)
July 27: Show Biz Kids (Steely Dan Tribute)

‘Gulliver’s Travels’ — Missoula Children’s Theatre hosts performances of the classic tale at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Las Cruces High School. Tickets: $7 ($3 age 12 and younger) at the door. Information: (575) 523-6403, events@daarts.org or riograndetheatre.com.
  Auditions are 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July 9. Tuition: $60 ($20 each additional child in same family).

Da Baby — The rapper headlines the Summer Jam 2019 tour with special guests at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $35.35-$58.25 general admission; $80.75 floor seating; $126.50 VIP meet and greet (Ticketmaster).

Music in the Park Series — The city of Las Cruces’ series features performances by local, regional, and national acts at 7 p.m. Sundays at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada. Admission is free; all ages welcome. No pets. Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.
July 14: Blaze the Nation (rock & roll) and Dead Like Disco (pop rock)
July 21: Zoltan & the Fortunetellers (gypsy jazz) and The Claudio Tolousse Group (contemporary jazz).
July 28: Triple Jack (classic rock) and Tanner Huston-Country (folk, Americana)
Aug. 22: Zach Heckendorf (alternative folk) and Chris Baker (Americana, folk rock).

Borderland Roller Derby — The July derby is 6 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano, with a doubleheader of Sexies vs Viudas and Catrinas vs Diablas. Tickets: $10; ($7 with valid military ID; $1 for ages 10 and younger; or $8 each for pack of six) at brownpapertickets.com. Information: borderlandrollerderby.com or on Facebook.

Silver City Clay Festival — The annual festival is July 15-21 in Silver City, N.M. Workshops held each day; cost varies. Youth workshops are also planned. Information: clayfestival.com.
  The annual exhibition, Current,” will be juried by internationally known artist Sunshine Cobb. Opening reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 15, and runs through July 28, at Roots Cellar Arts at Seedboat Center for the Arts, 214 W. Yankee.
  Maker’s Market is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 20, with artists, music, storytelling, and dancing. Claymation films featured that day the Silco Theater.
  Clay rodeo is Sunday, July 21, at the HUB on Bullard Street.

El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s professional soccer team’s home games are at Southwest University Park. Tickets: $5 to $49. Information: 235-GOAL, eplocomotivefc.com, or tickets@eplocomotivefc.com. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, July 17: San Antonio FC
• Saturday, July 20: Real Monarchs SLC.

‘SNL’s Chris Kattan & Friends’ — Saturday Night Live veteran Chris Kattan, star of “The Middle,” “Night at the Roxbury” and “Corky Romano,” performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 18-20, at El Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Tickets: $20 general admission ($25 VIP) Thursday; $22.50 general admission ($27.50 VIP) Friday and Saturday (Ticketweb). Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), elpasocomicstrip.com or on Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip.

‘Pirates of Penzance’ — Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El Paso presents the comic operetta for its 50th anniversary production at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 19-21 and July 26-28, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. Tickets: $12 ($10 students, seniors, military); available at the door. Information: 479-2485, 584-9319, gselpaso.org or on Facebook at GandSElPaso.

Caravan Del Amor — Legendary Argentinean singer Leo Dan headlines the tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Plaza Theatre with King Clave, Nestor Daniel y Los Terricolas, Carlos Bardelli “El Mago de la Voz,” and Alex “El Genio” Lucas. Dan’s career spans five decades and 30 years of touring. Tickets: $49-$129 (Ticketmaster).

Israel & New Breed — Christian singer Israel Houghton and his band perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $17 general admission; $30.50-$48.50 reserved (Ticketmaster).

Kansas — The legendary band whose career spans more than four decades with hits like “Dust in the Wind,” “Carry On My Wayward Son,” and “Point of No Return,” performs 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $44.50-$74.50 VIP packages $184-$285) at ticketmaster.com.

Provost Gun Show — The El Maida Provost Guard gun, small antique and Southwest art show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 13-14, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331 Alabama. Includes new, used and antique firearms and accessories, knives, coins, Southwest jewelry, military surplus and collectibles. Food concessions available. Admission: $6 (under 10 free). Age 18 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Information: 241-1761.

Candlebox — The alternative rock band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, July 25, with opening band Amity at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Free admission; age 18 and older only. Information: 860-7777, speakingrock.com or on Facebook.

Roselit Bone — The “apocalyptic cowboy music” group from Portland performs Friday, July 26, at Art Obscura Gallery, 3206 Harrelson, in Las Cruces, with Slow Motion Cowboys. Information: (575) 494-7256 or on Facebook at Art Obscura.

Mike Epps — The actor/comedian performs at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26-28, at El Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Tickets: $32.50 general admission ($52.50 VIP);available at ticketweb.com. Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), elpasocomicstrip.com or on Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip.

Ruidoso Grindstone Trail Runs — Ski Run Road Challenge hosts the 4-mile, 8.5-mile and half-marathon runs on the multiple use trail system at Grindstone Lake, 2 miles from Downtown Ruidoso at 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, starting and finishing at Wingfield Park’s Grindstone Lake Trails. Half-Marathon and 8.5K wave starts at 7:30 and 4-mile wave at 7:45 a.m. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com. Information: words0250@gmail.com.

Jake Hooker — The country swing singer performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino, off U.S. 70 in Ruidoso Downs, N.M. Tickets: $10. Information: (575) 378-4431 or raceruidoso.com.






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