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JUNE 2016

The following events are just some of the events coming up this month. We generally update this list once a month, and stop updating about a month before so we can focus on the print edition instead.

El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team hosts home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Tickets: $5 lawn seating; reserved seats begin at $12 in advance. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
May 31-June 3: Sacramento River Cats
June 9-12: Sacramento River Cats
June 13-16: Albuquerque Isotopes
June 21-24: Salt Lake Bees
June 30-July 3: Reno Aces

State Line Music Series —State Line Restaurant, 1222 Sunland Park Drive presents the free outdoor concert series 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: 581-3371, WTxFoodBank.org or countyline.com.
 After party held following each concert at Aceitunas Beer
June 1: Dusty Low
June 8: Dale Watson
June 15: Chuco Soul Project
June 22: Bri Bagwell
June 29: Sorry About Your Sister

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. AInformation: 351-9909 Online tickets at trickyfalls.com and ticketfly.com.
• Built To Spill — One of America’s leading indie rock bands performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2. Tickets: $20-$22.
• The Smokers Club Tour — Rappers Cam’ron headline the tour at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 19, with the Underachievers, G Herbro, Smoke DZA, Nyck Caution, Mobsquad Nart, G-Jet and Liam Tracy. Tickets: $27.50.

Sun City PrideFest 2016 — El Paso Sun City Pride’s 9th annual festival is 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at 100 E. Franklin. Local acts begin at 8 p.m., headline entertainment at 10 p.m. The annual parade, “Ride The Rainbow,” is 10 a.m. running from Houston park, 900 Montana, the Pride Square, 500 N. Stanton. Pride week events run June 1-5: Passes are $41.99 to $82.99. Information, reservations: (615) 973-3870 or epscp.org.

Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference — The annual conference returns June 1-4. Details to be announced. Information: (575) 525-1735 or lascrucesmariachi.org.

Kids Excel ‘Rock Stars’ — Kids Excel’s annual fundraiser show is Friday, June 3, at the Plaza Theatre. This year’s show celebrates art and literature. Details to be announced Information: 351-6999 or kids-excel.org.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 14th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. No concert June 17. Information: 534-0633 or alfrescofridays.com.
June 3: Route 66 (Retro)
June 10: Sangre Gitana (Latin Variety)
June 24: Sobredosis del Sabor (Salsa, Cumbia)

Billy the Kid Festival — ?San Elizario Historic Art District hosts the 7th annual festival named for the infamous outlaw Friday through Sunday, June 3-5, in San Elizario. The event celebrates Billy the Kid’s visit to San Elizario in 1876 to break out a friend from the old El Paso County Jail. Admission is free. Information: 851-0093, billythekidfestival.com.

Ice Kream Man Tour — The R&B tour featuring Ginuwine and Karlos Farrar is Friday, June 3, at Mesa Music Hall, 4151 N. Mesa. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 general admission, in advance; $25 at the doors, for age 18 and older. Meet and Greet tickets are $75. VIP packages available for $200-$500, for age 21 and older. Information: sicklifestudios.com.

Tyler Farr — One of country music’s hottest rising stars opens the summer’s “Let Freedom Sing” concert series at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Fort Bliss’s Freedom Crossing’s event lawn. Opening act is the Joe Barron Band. Information: 564-5311 or  freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com.

‘From the Top’ — Popular NPR Show “From the Top” ill return to El Paso for a live recording at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at The Plaza Theatre, showcasing local 17-year-old flute player Madison Fanning from El Paso. Tickets: $30 and $40 ($10 students), available through TicketMaster. Information: 449-0619 or epsmf.org.
  The event is presented by El Paso Society for Musicians of the Future, a nonprofit organization.

Feast in the Middle East — The 51st annual May dinner and festival is Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church and the Summit Ballroom & Conference Center, 120 N. Festival.
  Hours are noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 (free with advance purchase of $20 advance food tickets); children 9 and under admitted free. Information: 584-9100 or stgeorge-elpaso.org.

Lee and Beulah Moor Walk/Run — The Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home hosts the 14th annual 5K competitive race and 1-mile fun walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. Information: Renee Tanner, 544-8777 or leemoor.org. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. (about 12 miles north of downtown Ruidoso). Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com.
• The DooWop Project – The five-piece vocal group performs Saturday, June 4. Tickets: $39-$89. 
• The Texas Tenors: Let Freedom Sing – The tenors perform Saturday, June 11. Tickets: $39-$89.
• ’Almost, Maine’ — Wayland University Theatre presents the highly acclaimed play Friday, June 24. Tickets: $30.
  The annual “Taste of the Spencer” fundraiser is 6 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Cost: $60.

‘New Beginnings’ — EP Center of VPA’s first recital is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Lee Ross Capshaw Auditorium in Coronado High School, 100 Champions Place. The recital features a range of dance forms including classical ballet, modern and Mexican folklorico. Admission is free. Information: 309-4636 or epcvpa.com.

Bumps, Babies & Beyond Baby Expo — Parents, parents-to-be, and their children will have a day of fun at the expo 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Las Cruces Convention Center. Tickets: $5; available online at bumpsbabiesbeyondexpo.com. Infomation: (575) 522-1232.

Mesa Music Hall — 4151 N. Mesa. Information: 599-8585 or on Facebook at Mesa Music Hall.
• Guardians of Easycore Tour is 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5, with For the Win, Abandoned by Bears, Settle Your Scores, Rumor Has It and local bands. Tickets; $6.
• Punk bands Jesus Piece and Threshold perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 13. Tickets; $10.

European Campaign commemoration — Benavidez-Patterson “All Airborne” Chapter 82nd Airborne Division Association, hosts commemoration of European campaigns at 10 a.m. Monday, June 6, at Chamizal National Memorial Theater, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free and the public is invited. Information: 562-9969, JohCeb@msn.com or bp82eptx.org

Orange Fever Fiesta — The Miner Athletic Club’s annual celebration and fundraiser is Friday, June 10, at Grace Gardens Ballroom, 6701 Westside Drive. Ticket information: 747-8759, mac@utep.ecu or minerathleticclub.com.

‘The Nerd’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, closes its season with the Larry Shue comedy, June 10-26. Directed by Teddy Aspen Sanchez. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $9-$12. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.

For The Love of Dance — The dance studio presents its student performance 7 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Admission is free. Information: 276-6522 or 4lovedance.com.

Walk for Health — Support for Health hosts the 1-mile walk 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at J.P. Shawver Park, 652 Riverside. Information: 346-6478 or supportforhealthep.org.

Tailgate 2016 — The annual outdoor concert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises funds for the Flickinger Center. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. in the upper parking lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Information: (575) 437-2202. Online reservations at flickingercenter.com.
June 11: Windy City, Chicago tribute band
June 25: Frank Zona & Urban Edge, R&B inspired contemporary jazz

Slide the City El Paso — Oregon Street will be transformed into the biggest block party of the summer 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 11, along North Oregon and West Nevada. Slip and splash down three city blocks on the giant waterslide on inner tubes, and enjoy the surrounding block party with food, music, local vendors and a dunk tank. Prices start at $10. Early registration at slidethecity.com.

Santa Lucia Kermess — Santa Lucia Catholic Church will host its annual fundraising Gran Kermess 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday, June 11-12, at the church grounds at 518 Gallagher. Live music by Green Light Century, Los Alegres Del Valle, Inolvidable, FM Junkies, Exito and Starliners. Admission is free. Information: 592-5245.

‘LGBTQ Themed Romeo & Juliet’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents an LGBTQ play set against the backdrop of a high school production of “Romeo and Juliet” at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through June 14. Admission: $9-$11. Information: 532-1371 or elpasoplayhouse.com.

Swing for Strings — The golf tournament benefiting El Pro-Music’s Music Education Programs is 8 a.m. Friday, June 17, at New Mexico State University Golf Course. Cost: $150; $500 Teams. Information: 833-9400 or eppm.org.

Park After Dark — Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. hosts the outdoor concert with Primavera Friday, June 17. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 general admission; $30 reserved. Information: (575) 874-5200 or Sunland-Park.com.

‘Viva El Paso!’ — El Paso Community Foundation, El Paso Live and EPCC present the 2016 summertime outdoor musical extravaganza with performances at Fridays and Saturdays June 17-Aug. 6, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Sunday performances also planned July 3 and Aug. 7. Tickets and showtimes to be announced (Ticketmaster).

Downtown Street Festival — The “StreetFest” encompasses the entire El Paso Convention Center area, with stages of live music including the main stage, rock stage and Latin stage, food, games 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, June 17-18. Information: 544-9550 or klaq.com.
  This year’s Main Stage headliners are Seether on Friday and the Goo Goo Dolls on Saturday.

ASIS International Shootout — El Paso Chapter of ASIS International’s annual Shootout is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at El Paso Community College Law Enforcement Training Academy at the at the Mission Del Paso Campus, 10700 Gateway East. Registration: $75 by June 10; $85 day of event. Fee includes the use of all handguns for the event as well as all ammunition. Information: 772-7047 or asisonline.org.

Memories in Full Color 5K — Alzheimer’s Association-NM Chapter’s 5K run is 8 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at NMSU’s Aggie Stadium, 1780 E. University in Las Cruces. Cost: $40; $20 age 10 and younger. Online registration at active.com.

Bill Engvall — The Blue Collar Comic performs 8 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets: $35-$75 (Ticketmaster). Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

Juneteenth and Loving Day — The community-wide event celebrating emancipation from slavery is 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 19, in the El Paso Public Library Main Branch auditorium, 501 N. Oregon, with music, dance, art, poetry and more. Information: 490-6440.

James Taylor — The multiple Grammy-winning musician performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at the UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $65 and $85. (Ticketmaster).

‘Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the Tony-winning Edward Albee drama June 24-July 17. Information: 532-1371 or elpasoplayhouse.com.

‘The Perfect Storm’ Boxing — Heavyweight David Rodriguez and former world champion Ricardo Mayorga are main events for the boxing event at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $15, $20 and $100 (Ticketmaster).

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