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March 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

UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Ticket information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Thursday, March 1: FIU, 7 p.m,
• Saturday, March 3: WKU, 1 p.m.

El Paso Rhinos - El Paso's Junior League ice hockey team hosts the Wichita Junior Thunder at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 2-4, at Hospitals of Providence Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $4-$30. Information: 479-7825 or elpasorhinos.com.

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering — The 32nd annual gathering is March 2-3 at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. Information: (432) 837-2326, 1-800-561-3712 or cowboy-poetry.org.
  Headline events include Celtic Cowboy at 1:50 p.m. Friday, March 2, and Cowboy Humor with Yvonne Hollenbeck, Chris Isaacs and R.P. Smith at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in Marshall Auditorium. Tickets: $10 per event.
  Showcase events are 7:30 p.m. each night. Cost: $15. A chuckwagon breakfast is 7:30 a.m. each morning. Cost: $5.

Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
• Popovich Comedy Pet Theater — Gregory Popovich and his cast of rescue pets perform at 7 p.m. Friday, March 2. Tickets: $39-$49.
• Robert Earl Keen — The Texas singer, songwriter performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Tickets: $39-$69.

‘Middletown’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the new play by Will Eno March 2-18 at Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11 and 18; and 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15. Tickets: $10-$15. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.

Dancing with the Stars Live! — The hottest dance show on television returns with “Light Up The Night” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Abraham Chavez Theater. Tickets: $45, $55 and $75. VIP packages: $199 to $599 (Ticketmaster).

Cowboy Days — The 19th 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 3-4, 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 3-4, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Tickets: $15 ($50 collector’s ticket). Information: monsterjam.com.

Brain Injury Support Group 5K — 7th annual 5K run and 1 mile walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at Mentis El Paso, 4360 Doniphan. Information: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show, except as listed. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Mirrors for Psychic Warfare — The rock band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, March 3
• Jerry Folk and SAINT WKND — The electronic artists’ “Foreign Affair Tour” is 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Thunderpussy — Rock band, 9 p.m. Monday, March 12
• Shopping — The post-punk band performs 10 p.m. Friday, March 16, with French Vanilla. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Kolars — The pop/rock group performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, March 18, with Escondido. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Acid Dad — The punk band performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, with Psychotic Reaction.
• Triathlon — The rock band performs 10 p.m. Saturday, March 24, with Inner Wave and L. Martin. Tickets: $25-$18.

Shen Yun 2018 — The celebration of 5,000 years of Chinese culture through music and dance returns for three shows March 3-4, at Tthe Plaza Theatre. Performances are 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $80-$120. Information: 1-800-380-8265 or ShenYun.com/El-Paso.

4K Chorus Run to Carnegie Hall — The run helping to send Hornedo Choir students to Carnegie Hall is 8 a.m. Sunday, March 4, at Hornedo Middle School, 6101 High Ridge. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Duo Baldo — Showtime! El Paso closes its season with the duo of violinist Brad Repp, and pianist and actor Aldo Gentileschi at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Individual tickets: $30; $10 age 6-25 (Ticketmaster). Information: 544-2022 or showtimeelpaso.com.

‘Goodnight Moon’ — Impact|Programs of Excellence presents the staged adaptation of two familiar bedtime books by Margaret Wise Brown at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Lee Ross Capshaw Auditorium (in Coronado High School). Information: 545-5068 or impactprogramsofexcellence.org.

Speaking Rock Entertainment Center — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Admission is usually free. Information: 860-7777 or speakingrock.com.  
• Metal band Fozzy brings their “Judas Rising Tour” to El Paso at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 4, with guests Through Fire, Santa Cruz and Dark Sky Choir. Age 18 and older.
• Rock band Incubus performs an all ages outdoor show at 5 p.m. Friday, March 23.

Steve Aoki — The two-time Grammy nominated producer and DJ performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at El Paso County Coliseum for his “Kolony Tour” with Brooklyn born rapper and producer, Desiigner. Tickets: $25-$36; VIP packages available (Ticketmaster). 

Las Cruces International Film Festival — Film stars Cybill Shepherd and Pam Grier, stars of the film “Rose,” will appear at a screening of the film at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Allen Theatres Cineport 10, at Mesilla Valley Mall, 700 S. Telshor, as part of the 2018 Las Cruces International Film Festival (LCIFF) March 7-11. VIP passes are $150 for all events. Film and workshop access passes are $75. Daily screening passes are $20. Tickets available at lascrucesfilmfest.com.

Rockhound Roundup — The 53rd annual roundup for rock and gem lovers is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, March 8-11, at the Southwest New Mexico Fairgrounds in Deming. Information: (575) 694-3598 or thedgms.com. 

EPCC Tejanos baseball — Home games are at the Valle Verde Campus Baseball Field, off Hunter, beginning at noon Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is free. Information: 831-2275 or epcc.edu/athletics.
March 9-10: New Mexico Military Institute
March 30-31: Clarendon College

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo.  Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
BYU Theater Ballet — Brigham Young University’s top ballet touring company performs at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9
• Kevin Johnson — The 2017-18 Premier Series closes with the ventriloquist at 7 p.m. Friday, March 23.

Kitty Glitter Jewelry Sale — Project Save A Kitten’s 3rd annual sale is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, Griggs and Reymond Event House, 504 W. Griggs, Las Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575) 680-7749.
  Pre-sale opening is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 9. Admission is $10; light munchies served.

LCSO with Ilya Yakushev — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, directed by Lonnie Klein, presents the guest pianist at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10-11 at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. Tickets: $35-$45. Information: (575) 646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.

Sun Country Doll Folks — The club’s 44th annual doll show and sale is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Best Western Plus, 6655 Gateway West. Admission: $3 ($1 age 12 and younger). Information: 637-3438.

TobyMac — The Christian rocker headlines the 2018 “Hits Deep Tour” T 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with Mandisa, Danny Gokey, Ryan Stevenson and Finding Favour. Tickets: $15-$70 (Ticketmaster). Information: awakeningevents.com.

Hellman v. McCarthy’ — El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series presents the new play by Brian Richard Mori at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11. Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.

‘Dirty Dancing’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the worldwide smash hit at 7 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 11-12, at The Plaza Theatre, with smash hits “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” Tickets: $35-$70 at(Ticketmaster).

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909 or trickyfalls.com.
• Hippie Sabotage — The EDM group’s Path of Righteousness Tour is 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 13. Tickets: $15 early bird general admission; $80 VIP.
• Mobley — The producer, singer and songwriter performs 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the Perch, with Sha’vonne. Tickets: $5. 

Las Cruces Arts Fair — Doña Ana Arts Council’s 8th annual regional juried fine arts event is March 16-18, in the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E University. This year’s featured artist is award-winning local artist Nancy Frost Begin. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Entertainment offered Friday and Saturday, and food and beverages available for purchase. 
  Admission: $10 for any 2 days; advance tickets available at 2 for $15 through March 16. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Information: (575) 523-6403 or DAArts.org.
  Kickoff event if 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, to see and buy work directly from the artists. 

Tejanas softball - The EPCC Tejanas’ home games are at the Valle Verde Softball Field. Admission is free. Information: 831-2275 or epcc.edu/Athletics. Game time is 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. All games are doubleheaders. 
March 16-17: Western Texas College
March 30-31: Midland College

Texas Showdown Festival — The 8th tattoo and music festival is noon to midnight Friday through Sunday, March 16-18, at El Paso County Coliseum, with 300 tattoo artists, tattoo competitions, food and beer, vendors, car show, live music, Border Bike Run, and Showdown Freakshow. Tickets: $25 per day; $60 weekend pass; free for children under 12. Information at showdownfest.com.

Cheech & Chong — The comedy duo performs at 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in Mescalero, N.M. Shows start at 8 p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets: $29-$89 through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com. 

Wheels of Dreams — The Las Cruces Rodrunners will host its annual show and car swap meet Saturday, March 17, at Field of Dreams, 2501 Tashiro Road in Las Cruces. Information, registration (575) 382-5463  or lascrucesrodrunners.org.

UTEP Softball — The Miners softball team’s home games are at UTEP’s Helen of Troy Complex. Ticket information: 747-6065 or utepathletics.com.
March 17-18: UAB. Game times are 2 p.m. Saturday (doubleheader) and noon Sunday.
March 30-31: UTSA. Game times are 2 p.m. Saturday (doubleheader) and noon Sunday.

La Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga — The popular Mexican group performs at 8 p.m. March 17, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $39, $59, $79, $99 and $129. (Ticketmaster).

‘Tejano Legends’ — Grammy winners Ruben Ramos and Johnny Hernandez headline the Tex-Mex music style tour at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $25 to $45 (Ticketmaster).

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo – One of rocks most successful unions presents and intimate acoustic show at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $39.50 to $92; (Ticketmaster). VIP tickets online: $192-$392.50

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen. The black metal band Antichrist performs at 8 p.m. Monday, March 19, with local support. Call for cost.

Two on Tap Las Cruces Civic Concert Association closes its season with the tap duo at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Rio Grande Theater, 211 N. Main, Las Cruces. Tickets: $25 ($5 students with ID). Information: (575) 405-7429, or lascrucescca.org.

‘Hand to God’ — The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance presents the Obie-winning play by Robert Askins March 21-25, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Studio Theatre. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.  Tickets: $9-$14. Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.

Bad Bunny — One of biggest rising stars in Latin trap music presents his ““La Nueva Religión Tour”  at 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, at the El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets are $61-$141 (Ticketmaster). 

Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk — The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s fundraising 5K walk is 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at Eastwood (Album) Park, 3110 Parkwood. Register at fightcf.cff.org.

‘Kidspalooza’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra hosts the annual family art and music festival 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 24, throughout Downtown. 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 25, at the Plaza Theatre.

Skateboading exhibition and competition — Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk hosts an exhibition at noon Saturday, March 24,at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Pueblo Rd. with other guest pro-skaters. Skating competition at 11 a.m. (registration begins at 10 a.m.). Admission is free. Information: 860-7777 or speakingrock.com.

Springtime Track Invitational — The annual UTEP spring field and track meet is all day Saturday, March 24, at Kidd Field. The event features men’s and women’s college teams as well as the top qualifying high school athletes from the region. Information: 747-5812 or utepathletics.com.

Romeo Santos — “The King” bachata singer and former lead vocalist of Aventura presents his “Golden Tour” at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $32.75-$103.75; includes some VIP tickets available (Ticketmaster).

EPSYO and EPSO ‘Side-by-Side’ Concert — Performers from El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras and El Paso Symphony Orchestra combine forces at the 11th annual Side-by-Side performance at 3 p.m. March 25, at the Plaza Theatre, in conjunction with Downtown KidsPalooza, with musicians from the El Paso Symphony and El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras, and Tocando. Ticket information: 525-8978 or epsyos.org.

Bataan Memorial Death March — The 29th annual marathon-length (26.2 miles) march is 7 a.m. Sunday, March 25, starting at 1318 Aerobee at the White Sands Missile Range. Information: (575) 678-4654, (575) 678-1134. Online registration at bataanmarch.com.

Padres vs. Chihuahuas Exhibition Game —  El Paso Chihuahuas will kick off their fifth season with an exhibition game against the San Diego Padres at 6:35 p.m. Monday, March 26, at Southwest University Park in Downtown El Paso. Ticket information: 533-BASE or epchihuahuas.com.

Chicago — The legendary rock band and El Paso favorite returns at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $49.50-$89.50 (Ticketmaster).

La Union Ecospirit Fest — El Paso Permaculture hosts the gathering of healers, artists, musicians and vendors noon to midnight Friday through Sunday, March 30-April 1, at 3125 NM-28 in Anthony, N.M. Cost: $40 three-day passes; $15 per day; age 12 and younger free. Information: 204-9963 or launioneco.com.

Franklin Mountain Poppies Preservation Celebration — The 12th annual free family fun day is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso (west of U.S. 54). Admission is free. Information: 755-4332.

El Paso Senior Games — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s 36th annual games for those age 50 and older continues through May 19 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.


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