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JUNE 2018


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


Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the borderland premiere of the World Number One Musical May 30-June 10, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $35-$80. (Ticketmaster). VIP packages: $127. Information: 231-1111, ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on Facebook at Broadway in El Paso.
  Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (June 6), Wednesdays, and Thursday (May 31); 8 p.m. Friday shows; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday (June 7).

El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team plays home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Individual tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
May 30-June 3: Sacramento River Cats.
June 13-15: Nashville Sounds
June 16-19: Memphis Redbirds.
June 25-28: Fresno Grizzlies
June 29-July 3: Albuquerque Isotopes

‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’
— Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall presents the musical by Heather Hach with music by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin June 1-17. Directed by Wil Kilroy. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 ($12 student, senior, military; $20 age 12 and younger). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.

‘With Love, Marilyn’ — Erin Sullivan as she presents her one-woman tribute to screen goddess Marilyn Monroe at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1-2, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $27.50; available from Borderlands Film Festival at (575) 408-9026 or borderlandsfilmfestival.org.

Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• A Night of Music and Comedy with Creed Bratton (of The Office) is 10 p.m. Friday, June 1. Tickets: $25 in advance, $28 day of show.
• Night Riots — The alternative band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, June 2, with Courtships and Silent Rival. Tickets: $13-$15.
• D.O.A. — Austin hardcore punkers, 9 p.m. Monday, June 4. Tickets; $20-$22.
• Chad Valley — The electronic musician performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Tickets: $13-$15.
• Mitski — The indie rocker performs at 10 p.m. Friday, June 15, with Katie von Schleicher. Tickets: $13-$15.
• Hockey Dad — The Australian surf rock duo performs at 10 p.m. Friday, June 22, with Cold Fronts and Mt. Eddy. Tickets: $13-$15.
• Sundressed — The alternative band performs 9 p.m. Sunday, June 24. $10-$15.
• Quintron and Miss Pussycat — The genre-defying bands perform at 9 p.m. Monday, June 25. $10-$15.
• Black Milk — The hip-hop artist performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, June 28, with the Nat Turner Band. Tickets: $20-$22.
• Reyno — The Mexican rock band performs 10 p.m. Saturday, June 30. Tickets: $15-$20.

Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com. Summer performances are 8 p.m., unless listed otherwise.
• ‘The 39 Steps’ — Wayland Baptist Theatre Department present the play based on Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 spy thriller Friday, June. 1. Tickets: $29-$39.
• Ottmar Liebert — The nuevo flamenco guitarist performs Sunday, June 3. Tickets: $39-$59.
• Missoula Children’s Theatre presents “Gulliver’s Travels” at 7 p.m. Friday, June 8, featuring 50 to 60 local actors age 6-17. Auditions for youth are 9 a.m. Monday, June 4. Tickets: $18 ($10 children).
• The Mills Brothers — The smooth jazz favorites perform Friday, June 22. Tickets: $39-$69.
• Lee Roy Parnell — The country artist performs Saturday, June 30. Tickets: $39-$59.
  Taste of the Spencer 11th annual fundraiser is 6 p.m. Saturday, June 16. Tickets: $65.

Pink Boutique — Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, 616 N. Virginia, Suite D, hosts the pop-up boutique for all breast cancer survivors 10 a.m. to noon p.m. Saturday, June 2, featuring mastectomy bras, exercise wear, tops and swimwear. Information: 562-7660 or rgcf.org.

‘I Write The Songs’ — Singing Out Las Cruces presents its spring concert at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2-3, at Peace Lutheran Church, 1702 Missouri, Las Cruces, with songs composed and sung by Joan Baez, Carole King, Elton John, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Pink and more. A silent auction of original arts and crafts and gifts and refreshments offered at intermission. Admission is $10; free for ages 12 and younger. Information: singingoutlascruces.org.

National Trails Day Poker Hike — New Mexico Rails-To-Trails will host a free, family-friendly public poker hike celebrating National Trail Day Saturday, June 2, starting at the Trestle Recreation Area Trails and  ending at the Bonnie Brooks cabin, where prizes will be awarded. Hikers will get to view Trestle A249 on the Brooks property, the area’s newest National Historic Site, now undergoing restoration. Information, times: (575) 434-1949 or nmrailstotrails.org.

Feast in the Middle East — The 53rd annual dinner and festival is Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3, 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 8 p.m. Sunday with live Arabic music and folkloric dance, authentic Middle Eastern food. Admission is $2 (free with advance purchase of $20 advance food tickets); children 9 and under admitted free.  Free admission for military with ID. Information: 584-9100 or feastofthemiddleeast.com.

Reptilia — El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano. The celebration of snakes, lizards and more is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3, with exhibits, animals, reptile and amphibian encounters and more. Zoo admission is $12 ($9 ages 60 and older and military; $7.50 ages 3 to 12. Information: 212-0966 or elpasozoo.org.

Sun City PrideFest 2018 — El Paso Sun City Pride’s 11th anniversary festival is 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 2, in the Coffee Box parking lot in honor of LGBTQI Month, with performances and parties. The annual parade is 10 a.m. Saturday from Houston Park to Gray Dog in Downtown. Tickets start at $20; one-day and weekend passes and VIP: $75. Information, reservations: (615) 603-2122 or epscp.org.
  Other events:
  Pride Youth Dance at the Hyatt Place Hotel is 6 to 10 Friday, June 1 for ages 13-20. Admission is free.
• Pride Square Pub Crawl is 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, June 1.
• Sunday Splash Party is 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Wet n’ Wild Waterpark, with DJ Irene. Tickets: $45 in online; $50 at the gate.

WCC&D Spring Fiesta — The 34th annual fiesta at the former New Mexico mining boom towns of Winston, Chloride, Chiz and Dusty 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Community Center, between Axtel and McConky in Winston, 35 miles northwest of Truth or Consequences on NM 52. Events include parade, BBQ dinner, craft fair and flea market, cow chip poker, raffle, family games and entertainment. Admission is free. Information: (575) 743-2081, wccd-nm@outlook.com or on Facebook. Western dance is 8 p.m. to midnight. Admission: $5.

Lee and Beulah Moor Walk/Run for Families in Crisis — The Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home hosts the 16th annual 5K competitive race and 1-mile fun walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, 1200 Futurity Drive in Sunland Park. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com. Information: 544-8777 or leemoor.org.

Run Through the Clouds 10K — Cloudcroft Runners host the 10k run/walk and 1-mile Kids Dash benefiting Cloudcroft School Tutoring Program Saturday, June 2, starting at Zenith Park in Cloudcroft, N.M. Information: (575) 430-7634. Registration (by May 31) at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Sun City Splash & Dash — Race El Paso’s youth swim-run event for ages 7 to 15 is 7:30 a.m., Saturday, June 2, at Ascarate Pool and Park, 6900 Delta. Family pool party follows event. Entry fee: $25. Park entry fee is $2 per vehicle. Information: 256-1765. Registration at raceelpaso.com/splash-dash.

‘Coming Home’ Concert – Four Las Cruces natives — Alyssa Newton, Frank Ray, Bri Bagwell and Josh Grider — will perform together for their home crowd at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the gate; advance tickets available at visitlascruces.com/destination-downtown. Information: (575) 541-2290 or riograndetheatre.org.

One H-Town EP & Rebellious Nation MC Run— One H-Town EP & Rebellious Nation Motorcycle clubs host their “The Longest Day” run benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association, Sunday, June 3, with registration 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  starting at Barnett Harley Davidson, 8272 Gateway East. Cost: $10 donation; $15 couples. Information on Facebook at Barnett Harley Davidson.

Cool Canyon Nights — The 8th annual  series of free outdoor summer concerts  are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays  at McKelligon Canyon, Amphitheatre. Patio performance begins at 6 p.m. with headliner at 7 p.m. Admission is. Information: 544-9550 or kisselpaso.com. VIP tickets are $10 at neonticket.
June 7: Billy Townes
June 14: Fungi Mungle
June 21: Radio la Chusma
June 28: Prime 80s

‘Under the Sea’ — For the Love of Dance dance studio presents its student performance inspired by the tale of “The Little Mermaid” at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Admission is free. Information: 276-6522 or 4lovedance.com.

El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10, at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Admission: $5 for both. Free admission with active duty military I.D. Information: 345-6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.

Tailgate 2018 — The annual outdoor concert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises funds for the Flickinger Center. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. on various Saturdays June 9-Aug. 25, in the upper parking lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, 3198 State Road 200l. Information: (575) 437-2202. Online reservations at flickingercenter.com.
June 9: Zoltan and the Fortune Tellers (gypsy swing, ragtime, folk and jazz) 
June 25: Jarabe Mexicano (traditional mariachi plus percussion)

‘Huevos Revueltos’ Tour — Two of the most iconic Latin pop-rock groups from the ’80s and ’90s, Enanitos Verdes and Hombres G, co-headline at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $32.75 to $122.75 (Ticketmaster). VIP packages offered.

Wet ’N’ Wild Waterworld — 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10 at Exit 0. Information: 886-2222, wetwild.com. Alfredo “El Komander” Rios performs Sunday, June 10.

Ascarate Junior Golf Tournament — The 56th annual tournament for age 18 and younger, hosted by First Tee, is Monday and Tuesday, June 11-12, at Ascarate Golf Course, 6900 Delta. Information: 252-6511 or Thefirstteegreaterelpaso.org.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Aborted and Psycroptic — The death metal bands’ “Devistation of the Nation” tour is 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, with Psycroptic and local bands. All ages show. Tickets: $20 (holdmyticket.com).
• Blood of the Beggar Tour — The death metal tour featuring Inanimate Existence, Last of Lucy, Fields of Elysium, and more is 6 p.m. Monday, June 18.
• Mandola — The metal band peforms at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 23, with local opening bands Hereafter the Wave,
Hank of the Destruction Moose and Extremity.
• Otonana Trio — The party funk band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 24.

First New Mexico Bank Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo — The 28th annual PRCA Rodeo rides into Silver City 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, June 13-16, at Southwest Horseman’s Park, U.S. 180 East (at Caballero Road). Tickets: $15 in advance; $18 at the gate. information: (575) 534-5030 , silvercityprorodeo.com or on Facebook.

Russ — The hip-hop rapper singer-songwriter, producer and audio stream superstar performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, for his “I See You Tour Part 1.” Tickets: $36.95 to $46.95 (Ticketmaster).

Yanni — The legendary performer and composer celebrates the 25th Anniversary of his iconic “Live at the Acropolis”  concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $60 to $125 (Ticketmaster).

Jeff Kashiwa — The contemporary jazz saxophonist performs at 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main. Tickets: $35. Information: (575) 541-2290, riograndetheatre.org or on Facebook.

Rockpack Legends of Rock — The rock tour is 8 p.m. Friday, June 15, at El Paso County Coliseum, Bobby Kimball (formerly of Toto), Kevin Chalfant (formerly of Journey), Bill Champlin (formerly of Chicago), and John Elefante (formerly of Kansas). Tickets: 40, $50, $65, $80, $90, $120 and $165 (Ticketmaster).

Bowl for Kids’ Sake — Big Brothers and Big Sisters of El Paso’s 20th annual fundraiser is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Bowl El Paso, 11144 Pellicano Information, donations: 544-4203 or bbbsep.org.

Craig Campbell — The country music singer performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Saturday, June 16, at El Paso County Coliseum’s Pavilion. Tickets: $25-$50 (Ticketmaster).

Glenn Miller Orchestra — The band performs many of the original arrangements of hits by the legendary Glenn Miller at 7 p.m. Monday, June 18, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $46, $55 and $64 (Ticketmaster).

Felipe Esparza — The winner of NBC's “Last Comic Standing” brings his popular “Bad Decisions” Tour to El Paso at 8 p.m. Friday, June 22, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $32.50 to $52.50 (Ticketmaster).

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Shows start at 8 p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com. .
• Justin Moore — The country star performs Friday, June 22, with special guests Turnpike Troubadours. Tickets; $75-$125
• Gabriel Iglesias — The “fluffy” comedian performs Sunday, June 24. Tickets: $49 general admission.
• 3 Doors Down — The rock band performs Friday, Sept. 14, with special guest Collective Soul. Tickets: $59-$129.

Gran Kermes de la Parroquia de San Juan Bautista — San Juan Bautista Church, 5649 Dailey, celebrates its 95th Anniversary with its kermes 4 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 11 p.m. Sunday, June 23-24. Information: 779-1583.

Mission Valley Duathlon — Race El Paso’s USAT-sanctioned 5K run/20K bike/5K run at 7 a.m. Sunday, June 24, at Tigua Recreation & Wellness Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez. Registration at raceelpaso.com/mission-valley.

Borderland Roller Derby — A doubleheader with Catrinas vs. Viudas Negras and Chuco Town Chulas vs. Las Diablas is 6 p.m. Sunday, June 24, El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $10; ($7 with military ID; $1 ages 10 and younger) at brownpapertickets.com. Information: borderlandrollerderby.com or on Facebook.

Show Tha Product — The hip hop artist’s Vibe Higher Tour is 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909, trickyfalls.com. Tickets: $22 (VIP meet and greet package: $90).

Carlos Mencia — The superstar standup comic performs June 28-30, at the Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $27.50 ($37.50 first 50 seats; $47.50 VIP booths). Information: 779- 5233), elpasocomicstrip.

Elephant Butte Independence Day — Elephant Butte Lake State Park’s Independence Day fireworks are 9 p.m. Saturday, June 30. Admission fees waived 6 to 9 p.m. that day. Information: (575) 744-5923 or Elephantbutteadventures.com.

El Paso Roller Derby — The next bouts are 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 30 at Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad. The doubleheader features TexPistols vs. ARD Rocketdolls, and Beast Mode vs. Holligans.. Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $5 for military; free for age 10 and younger. Information: (623) 285 4670, eprollerderby.com, or on Facebook at eprollerderby.





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