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March 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

Las Cruces Arts Fair — Doña Ana Arts Council’s 9th annual regional juried fine arts event is March 1-3 in the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E University. This year’s featured artist is Hal Marcus.
  Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, with entertainment by flamenco guitarist Jake Mossman Friday and Saturday, and food and beverages will be available to purchase.
  Tickets: $10 at the door; $15 for a two-adult pass when purchased in advance; free for age 12 and under. Information: (575) 523-6403.

Rocky Mountain Music Scholars Conference — The annual annual conference is Friday and Saturday, March 1-2, at UTEP’s Student Union, with the joint chapter meetings of the Rocky Mountain Chapters of the American Musicological Society, Society for Music Theory, and the Society for Ethnomusicology. Information: Lindsey Macchiarella, 747-6630 or lmacchiarella@utep.edu.

Power of the Purse — The Women’s Fund of El Paso annual event is 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 1, at EPIC Railyard Event Center, 2201 E. Mills, with shopping and a silent auction. Tickets: $53.08 (eventbrite.com) Information: 218-2610 or womensfundofep.org.

Mardi Gras in the Clouds — The Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce will bring a little New Orleans to the mountain community March 1-3 on Burro Avenue. Food, music, vendors, games a parade and more. Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733 or coolcloudcroft.com, or on Facebook.
  A Cajun cook-off is 6 p.m. Friday. Tasting trays; $7. Street dance is 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Annual parade is 3 p.m. Saturday.

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular — The popular laser rock show returns with a special celebration of 50 years of Pink Floyd at 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Paramount’s Laser Spectacular has become a cult classic. Tickets: $25, $30 and $35 (Ticketmaster).

LULAC Women’s Forum — LULAC District IV hosts its annual conference 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Hilton Garden Inn, 111 W. University (next to UTEP), featuring talks on immigration, law enforcement, education, healing herbs, ancestors and spirituality, along with a fashion and hair show, and vendors. Registration: $30 (includes lunch). Information: Rebeca Bustamante, 422-4115; Chris Fraga, 999-2743; Ruth Ramirez, 252-3917 or Mary Yanez, 329-1967.

Dokken — The heavy metal legends Dokken perform Saturday, March 2, at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Indoor show, 18 and older welcome. Gates open at 5 p.m. Information: 860-7777, speakingrock.com or on Facebook.

Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango. Most events are at 9 p.m. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.
• Saturday, March 2: DJ Seinfeld (Lobster Fury, DJ Kicks)
• The Lit Lords Hard City Tour is 8 p.m. Friday, March 22. Tickets available on eventbrite.com.

Cowboy Days — The 20th 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 2-3, at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd., Las Cruces, with two days of cowboy demonstrations, chuckwagon cooking, children's activities, mounted shooting, the 3rd annual CASI Chili Cook-Off, cowboy music, pony rides, gunfight re-enactments, and food and craft vendors. Admission: $5 per person; age 4 and younger free. Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
  Mechanical bull and mini-train rides are $3 each, and pony rides are $5.

Monster Jam – The Monster Truck show is 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2-3, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Gates open one hour before event. Tickets start at $15; ages 2 and older must have tickets (Ticketmaster). Information: monsterjam.com.
  Pet Party access starts at 1:30 p.m.  Saturday, with party 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.  Pit party early access is $35 (general pit party passes are $15).

El Paso Senior Games — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s 36th annual games for those age 50 and older run March 2-May 22 at various locations. Registration: $15 for 2 events and t-shirt, plus $5 for each additional event; $45 for all events. Includes t-shirt. Information, registration: 503-6544 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
 Opening Ceremony is 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Polly Harris Senior Center, 650 Wallenberg.

Bill Maher — The “politically incorrect”  comic returns to El Paso at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $59 to $99 (Ticketmaster).

The Art of Entertainment — The Art of the Arts Society presents a performance by pianist Laurie Koval at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at International Museum of Art parlor, 1211 Montana. Admission is free Information: 543-6747.

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
• Masters of Soul — The R&B tribute is 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. Tickets: $15, $20 and $30.
• Toying With Science — The family event featuring Gary Krinsky is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14. Tickets: $9 ($4 18 and younger).
• Richter Uzar Duo — The guitar/cello duo performs 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, offering a whimsical mashed-up blend of classical, world, and rock music. Tickets: $18, $30 and $40.

‘Dancing Backwards in High Heels’ — The Women’s Business Border Center of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents the 15th annual Women’s Business Symposium Thursday, March 7, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway. Information: 566-4066 or womenbordercenter.com.

UTEP Women’s Basketball – The final home game in the Don Haskins Center is 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, versus North Texas. Tickets: $5 general admission. information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.

Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• The Suffers — The Houston R&B and soul group performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 7. Tickets: $12.
• Reptaliens — The low-fi duo performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 12. Tickets: $10.
• Hot Flash Heat Wave — The rock band performs at 9 p.m. Monday, March 18, with Vacations. Tickets: $13-$15.
• Mom Jeans. — The rock band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 19,with Mover Shaker. Tickets: $15. 
• STRFKR — The Portland indie rockers perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Tickets: $20.
• TWRP — The Canadian synthwave band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, March 23, with Planet Booty. Tickets: $15.

Rockhound Roundup — The 54th annual roundup for rock and gem lovers is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, March 7-10, at the Southwest New Mexico Fairgrounds in Deming. Admission is free. Information: (575) 544-9019, the dgms@gmail.com, or thedgmsclub.com.

El Paso Wind Symphony — The wind symphony celebrates American Composers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, featuring the TMEA Region 22 All-State Musicians. Tickets: $10; $5 students, military, seniors. Information: elpasowindsymphony.com or on Facebook at El Paso Wind Symphony.

Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra — 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, at WNMU Fine Arts Auditorium in Silver City. Admission: $20 ($5 students 17 and younger). Information: (MRAC), (575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org, or Grant County Community Concert Association, (575) 538-5862 or gcconcerts.org.

Home and Garden Expo — The 19th annual expo is March 8-10 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 ($6 for age 65 and older; free for 16 and under and active and retired military and first responders with ID). Information: (361) 882-2071 or elpasohomeandgarden.com.

‘Godspell’ — Kids-N-Co. presents the musical based on the Gospel of Matthew March 8-24, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, students, seniors, military). Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.

El Paso Rhinos - El Paso's Junior League ice hockey team hosts the Wichita Jr. Thunder at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8-10, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $5-$30. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.

El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s Major Arena Soccer League team’s game are at 7:15 p.m. at El Paso County Coliseum. Individual tickets: $12-$20. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com.
• Friday, March 8: Monterrey Flash
• Friday, March 15: Dallas Sidekicks
• Friday, March 29: Monterrey Flash

Camp Furlong Day and Cabalgata Binacional — The 103rd anniversary of Pancho Villa’s raid in 1916 will be celebrated 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Pancho Villa State Park, Columbus, N.M., with guest speakers providing historical presentations and slide shows in the park’s exhibit hall. Information: Pancho Villa State Park (575) 531-2711 or PanchoVillaStateParkFriendsGroup.org.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook.
• Ektomorf performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, with the Tenebrian Machine. All ages show.
• Conan (of the England Doom Titans) performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, with local support.
• The Browning performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, with Betraying the Martyrs and Extortionist. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. All ages show.

LCSO with Andrea Padova — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lonnie Klein, performs with the guest pianist at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9-10, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. Tickets: $42, $47 and $57. Information: (575) 646-3709, lascrucessymphony.com.

Sun Country Doll Folks — The club’s 45th annual doll show and sale is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Best Western Plus, 6655 Gateway West. Admission: $3 ($1 children 12 and younger). Information: 637-3438.

Mesilla Valley Stamp Show — The postage stamp show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces. Admission and parking is free. Information: (575) 202-1937 or meetinlascruces.com.

El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s professional soccer team’s inaugural season opens 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, vs. OKC Energy FC at Southwest University Park. Individual tickets: $5 to $49. Information: 235-GOAL or eplocomotivefc.com. Other home games:
• 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23: Rio Grande Valley FC 
• 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30: Orange County SC

‘Evita’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the Tony-winning Best Musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30 to $70  (Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111 or visitelpaso.com/broadway.

Harlem Globetrotters — The Globetrotters return to the area with their Fan Powered World Tour at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center.  Tickets: $20-$100 (Ticketmaster).

‘The Wizard of Oz’ The musical based on the 1939 MGM movie classic is 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Spencer Theater for Performing Arts, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Tickets: $79-$85.Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.

Jewel Box Series — The series sponsored by El Paso Community Foundation features soprano singer-songwriter and classical guitarist Jaimelynn Amato, “the Songbird of El Paso,” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre). Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.

UTEP Department of Music — Performances are 7:30 p.m. at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets prices vary. Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.
• UTEP Symphony and Concert Bands  present a joint concert Thursday, March 14.
• A concert featuring the music of the Japanese composer Kaoru Wantanabe is Tuesday, March 26.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Shows begin at 8 p.m. and are limited to age 21 and older. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Brett Young — The country/folk artist performs Friday, March 15. Tickets: $29-$99.
• Granger Smith — The country star performs Saturday, March 16. Tickets start at $29.

One-Act Play Festival — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall, Las Cruces, hosts its one-act showcase Friday through Sunday, March 15-17. Admission is free. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.

Marisela y Amanda Miguel — Two of Latin America’s celebrated divas who  made music history in the 1980s will share the stage at 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $48-$150 (Ticketmaster).

Arte Con Corazon — El Paso Human Services Inc.’s art auction to benefit former foster youth is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at El Paso International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, with works from some of El Paso’s finest artists. Admission: $10. Information: 534-7227 or elpasohumanservices.org.

Bellas Artes Artisan Market — The artisan show is Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17, on the historic Mesilla Plaza in Mesilla, N.M. Information: mesillanm.gov or basfnm.org.

St. Paddy’s Day 5K — The 5K race is 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Monti Warrior Zone together with the Sports, Fitness & Aquatics on Fort Bliss, followed by sand volleyball, 3 on 3 basketball and corn hole. Cost: $25 ($50 VIP). Information: 741-3000 or 744-5785. Register at raceroster.com.

Springtime Track Invitational — The annual UTEP spring field and track meet is all day Saturday, March 16, at Kidd Field. Information: 747-5812 or utepathletics.com.

Earth Wind and Fire — The legendary soul and R&B group performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $70.50-$11.50(Ticketmaster).

La Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga — The popular Mexican group performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $39-$149. (Ticketmaster).

‘100 Helping Hands, Linked to Halt Human Trafficking’ – El Paso Chapter, The Links Inc. will host a luncheon focused on bringing further awareness to the issue of human trafficking with at noon Thursday, March 21, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway. Tickets: $100. Available at 100helpinghands.eventbrite.com.

Star City Tattoo and Arts Exp — More than 150 tattoo artists from across the nation will be on hand noon to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday, March 22-24, at El Paso Convention Center. Tickets: $20 single day; $45 weekend pass; free for age 12 and younger. Information: 231-1100 or starcityexpo.com.

‘Alice in Wonderland’ — No Strings Theater Company presents a version of Lewis Carroll's classic, created by The Manhattan Project, March 22-April 7 at the Black Box Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. Tickets: $10-$15. Information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.

Verdi’s Requiem
— El Paso Choral Society presents the masterpiece requiem at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $10 to $40 (Ticketmaster). Information: 259-4999 or epchoralsociety.org.

El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Admission: $5. FInformation: 345-6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.

Kidtona Power Kar Race — El Paso Parks and Recreation hosts its Power Kar Race for ages 4 to 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Marty Robbins Park, 11600 Vista del Sol. Registration at any community center. Information: 212-1731 or elpasotexas.gov/parks-and-recreation.

Poppies Festival — The 13th annual free  family festival is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso (west of U.S. 54). Admission is free. Information: 755-4332 or archaeology.elpasotexas.gov.

‘PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure’ — The Nickelodeon presents a live adventure at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, and noon and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 23-24, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets start at $20 (Ticketmaster).

‘Tejano Legends’ — Grammy winners Little Joe y la Familia, Ruben Ramos and Roberto Pulido headline the Tex-Mex music style tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30 to $75(Ticketmaster).

Bruce Nehring Consort — The Consort concludes its season at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at First Baptist Church, 801 Montana, with a program featuring Charles Gray of St. Olaf College, who will perform as violin soloist and also conduct the Consort Chamber Players. Bruce Nehring will conduct the Consort Chamber singers. Ticket information: brucenehringconsort.org, or call 532-5874.

‘The Humans’ — The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance present the comedy by Stephen Karam 2:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, March 27-31, at UTEP’s Fox Studio Theatre. Directed by Kim McKean. Tickets: $14-$18. Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.

SUNS Health Fair — Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Students United Para Nuestra Salud (SUNS) hosts its 9th annual free health fair 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 30, at Dolphin Terrace Elementary School, 9790 Pickerel. Information: elpaso.ttuhsc.edu.

Brew at the Zoo — The El Paso Zoological Society’s benefit is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano. Ages 21 and older only. Tickets: $35; $60 couples; $180 six pack; $20 designated drivers. Information: epbrewatthezoo.com.

One World Water Lantern Festival — The premier water lantern festival is 4:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Ascarate Park 6900 Delta. Tickets: $30 through March 15; $35 March 16-29, and $40 day of event. Information: waterlanternfestival.com/elpaso.

EPSYO and EPSO ‘Side-by-Side’ Concert — Performers from El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras and El Paso Symphony Orchestra combine forces at the 12th annual Side-by-Side performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at the Plaza Theatre. Ticket information: 525-8978 or epsyos.org.

Bad Bunny — One of biggest rising stars in Latin trap music performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $61-$151 (Ticketmaster).

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