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March 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

Green Day — The iconic modern punk band brings their “Revolution Radio” tour to El Paso at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at El Paso County Coliseum, with opening act Against Me! Tickets: $26.50 and $61.50 (Ticketmaster).

UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’ home games are at the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $8-$50. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2: Old Dominion
• 7 p.m. Saturday, March 4: Charlotte.

UTEP Department of Music — Performances are at 7:30 p.m. at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, unless listed otherwise. Most performances are $5 ($3 youth/military; free with UTEP ID).Information: 747-5606 or music.utep.edu.
• Symphony Band performs Wednesday, March 1.
• Ulloa/Jones Faculty Recital is Thursday, March. 2, featuring vocalist Juanita Ulloa.
• Choir Concert is Monday, March 6.
• The studio of Nancy Taylor presents “Trumpet Songs Tuesday, March 7. Admission is free.
• Faculty Recital Series with Dr. Stephanie Meyers (viola/violin) is Wednesday, March 8. Tickets: $5-$8.
• Jazz 1 concert is 5 p.m. Thursday, March 9.
• Pandemonium Steel Band and Afro-Cuban Percussion Ensemble Concert is 5 p.m. Sunday, March 26, with guest artist Joe Galvin.
• Symphonic Winds concert is Tuesday, March 28.
• Orchestra Concert is Thursday, March 30.

Adal Ramones — The Mexican comedian and TV host brings his act back to El Paso at 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $39.50, $49.50, $59.50 and $69.50 (Ticketmaster).

El Paso Rhinos - El Paso's Junior League ice hockey team hosts the Springfield Express 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3-5, at Sierra Providence Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $5-$20; free to active military with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.

SUNS Health Fair — Students United Para Nuestra Salud (SUNS) hosts its 7th annual health fair 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 4, at Dolphin Terrace Elementary School, 9790 Pickerel. Admission is free. Information: sunshealthfair.org.

Casino Night — Del Norte and El Paso United Lions Clubs host their charity fundraising event 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at St. Andrew Church, 2515 Wedgewood. Cost:  $30 ($50 for two). Information: 598-7577 or 525-3400.

Provost Gun Show —9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 4-5, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331 Alabama. Admission: $6 (under 10 free). Information: 241-1761.

LCSO with Vicente Campos — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra presents guest trumpet March 4-5 at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall, performing the music of Arutiunian, Albinoni and Tckaikovsky. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $35-$45. Information: (575) 646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com..

Cowboy Days — The 18th annual celebration of Southwest pioneer heritage is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 4-5, at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd., Las Cruces. Admission: $5. Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.

Monster Jam – The monster truck show is 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4-5, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Tickets: $15-$25; ages 2 and older must have tickets (Ticketmaster). Information: monsterjam.com.

Maluma — The reggaeton artist brings his World Tour 2017 to the borderland at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $60.50 to $126.50 (Ticketmaster).

Truth Dare...’ — American Southwest Theatre Company presents the play by Tori Keenan-Zelt March 3-5, at NMSU’s Center for the Arts. Performances are 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $5-$17. Information: (575)

‘Birth of the Beat’ — Showtime! El Paso presents a celebration of the blues, Broadway, jazz, movie musicals and more at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $30; general admission. Information: 544-2022 or showtimeelpaso.com.

‘The Illusionists’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the spectacular showcase of the most incredible illusionists on earth at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $47.50 and $72.50(Ticketmaster).

Rockhound Roundup — The 52nd annual roundup for rock and gem lovers is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, March 9-12, at the Southwest New Mexico Fairgrounds in Deming. Admission and parking is free. Information: (575) 544-9019, (575) 494-1651 or thedgms.com.

Marfa Myths — Ballroom Marfa hosts the cultural program, curated by New York based music label Mexican Summer, March 9-12 at various venues. Passes for Thursday, Saturday afternoon, or Sunday are $30; Saturday night pass is $45. All access bundles: $160. Tickets: mexicansummer.com or ballroommarfa.org. Information: (432) 729-3600.

Home and Garden Expo — The 17th annual expo is March 10-12 at the El Paso Convention Center. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7.50 ($6.50 age 65 and older; free for 16 and under and active military). Information: (361) 882-2071 or elpasohomeandgarden.com.

Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Mykki Blanco — The rapper and performance artist performs Friday, March 10, with Cakes Da Killa. Tickets: $15-$17.
• Norma Jean — The metalcore band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 23, with He Is Legend, Capsize and Comrades. Tickets: $18-$20.
• Polyphia — The instrumental progressive metal band performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, with Jason Richardson and Covert. Tickets: $13-$15.

‘Bye Bye Birdie’ — Sun City Musical Theatre, 3733 Shell Suite C, presents the musical, March 10-26. Information: suncitymusicaltheatre.com or on Facebook.

Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
• ‘In the Mood’ — The 1940s musical revue is Friday, March 10. Tickets: $39-$79.
• Altan — The evening of Irish music is Saturday, March 18. Tickets: $39-$79.

Camp Furlong Day and Cabalgata Binacional — The 101st anniversary of Pancho Villa’s raid in 1916 will be celebrated 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Pancho Villa State Park, off State Roads 11 and 9, Columbus, N.M, with historic presentations by special guest speakers at the park’s Rec Hall. Admission is free to community center complex; state park fee is $5 a carload. Information: (575) 531-2711 or PanchoVillaStateParkFriendsGroup.org.

German Spring Bazaar — The German Air Force Air Defense Center of Fort Bliss hosts its 14th annual charity spring bazaar 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Building 747 on Carter Road in Fort Bliss. Admission is free. Information: 201-5939, 201-5942 or betreuunginelpaso.com.

‘Tejano Legends’ — Little Joe headlines the Tex-Mex music style tour with special guest Tejano Music Award winner Raulito Navaira is Saturday, March 11, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $27.50, $37.50 and $67.50 (Ticketmaster). Information: Elpasolive.com.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Showtime is 8 p.m. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com. 
• Three Dog Night — The classic rock band performs Saturday, March 11. Tickets: $20-$45.
• Daughtry — The later rock band led by Chris Daughtry performs Friday, March 17. Tickets: $35-$120.
• Dokken — The metal legends perform Saturday, March 18, with special guest Lita Ford. Tickets: $30-$65.

UFO — The rock band performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 12, with Saxon, and Jared James Nichols at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Age 18 and older. Free admission. Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com.

Otonana Trio — The Japanese band performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at Boomtown Tavern, 2430 Wyoming. Admission: $10. Information: 261-7330 or otonanatrio.com.

Skillet — The hard rock band’s “Unleashed Tour 2017” is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso, with Sick Puppies and Devour the Day. Tickets: $27.50 to $32. Information: 351-9909. Online tickets at trickyfalls.com and ticketfly.com.

‘Alamogordo to Ireland, via Alaska’ — The New Mexico St. Patrick's Day Party featuring Alaska's Fiddlin’ Poet, Ken Waldman is at 7 p.m. Friday, March 17, at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo.  Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
  Waldman is joined by friends and musical guests including Steve Smith, Tim May. Russ Bradburd, and Bayou Seco with Ken Keppeler and Jeanie McLerie, and Scott Mathis and Linda Askew. Tickets: $15, $25 and $35.

Las Cruces Arts Fair — Doña Ana Arts Council’s 7th annual regional juried fine arts event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 18-19, in the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 University. Admission: $8 per day; free for children under 12. Information: (575) 523-6403 or DAArts.org.
  A VIP Preview Night Gala with music and entertainment is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 17. Admission: $8.

‘The Conference of the Birds’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the play March 17-April 2, at Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Tickets: $10-$15. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.

Foam Glow 5K — The foam glow run is Saturday, March 18, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. After race party for participants. Cost: $40; $10 parking fee. Spectator admission is free. Registration at active.com.

Bataan Memorial Death March — The 28th annual marathon-length (26.2 miles) march is 7 a.m. Sunday, March 19, at White Sands Missile Range. Information: (575) 678-4654. Registration at bataanmarch.com.

Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society  — The society presents the Jazz Unlimited Big Band at its monthly concert series 7 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at First Christian Church, 1809 El Paseo in Las Cruces. 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.

The Making of Great Music — Bruce Nehring Consort concludes its season at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at First Baptist Church, 801 Montana, featuring violinist Charles Gray of St. Olaf College. Tickets: $20 ($15 seniors and military; $5 students with ID). Information: brucenehringconsort.org.

Bill Maher — The “politically incorrect”  comic returns to El Paso at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $56.50 to $91.50 (Ticketmaster).

Kubecca – Las Cruces Civic Concert Association closes its season with “The Ultimate Music Odyssey” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at the Rio Grande Theater, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $25. Information: (575) 405-7429, or lascrucescca.org.

‘Lydia’ — The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance presents the play by Octavio Solis March 22-26, at UTEP’s Studio Family Theatre. Directed by Kim McKean. Adult content. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $9-$14. Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.

‘Cinderella’ — El Paso Opera presents Rossini’s opera at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, March 23 and 25, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $15 to $90. Age 7 and older welcome. (Ticketmaster). Information: 581-5534 or epopera.org.

Elton John — The pop superstar’s first El Paso performance in ten years is 8 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at Don Haskins Center with “Wonderful Crazy Night Tour.” Tickets: $32.75 to $142.75 (Ticketmaster).

Milagro Gala — The annual benefit gala is Friday, March 24, at El Paso Convention Center. Proceeds from the event benefit sick and injured children at El Paso Children’s Hospital. Information, reservations: 521-7229, ext. 80523, or umcfoundationelpaso.org.

Newsboys — The Christian pop band’s “Love Riot” Tour is 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $25-$100 (Ticketmaster).

‘Kidspalooza’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra hosts the 10th annual family art and music festival 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 25, throughout Downtown. Details to be announced. Most activities are free. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
  In conjunction with the event is the annual EPSYO and EPSO ‘Side-by-Side’ Concert, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $15-$34.

Insane Inflatable 5K — The inflatable obstacle challenge run is Saturday, March 25, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta.
Cost: $54. All access pass is $100. Information, registration: insaneinflatable5k.com/west-texas.

Run United 5K — The run benefiting Parkland High School Athletics is 8 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at Parkland High School, 5932 Quail. Cost: $25 through March 23; $30 March 24-25. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Chicago — The legendary rock band and El Paso favorite returns at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $49.50-$89.50 (Ticketmaster).

One-Act Play Festival — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall, Las Cruces, hosts its one-act showcase Thursday through Sunday, March 30-April 2, featuring original works by area playwrights and directors. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.

Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra — Grant County Community Concert Association, Mimbres Region Arts Council and WNMU hosts the orchestra’s annual performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, at WNMU Fine Arts Auditorium in Silver City. Admission: $20 ($5 students 17 and younger). Information: (MRAC), (575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org.

Yuridia — The Latin pop singer performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $42-$110 (Ticketmaster).


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