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May 2017

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-$24. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
May 2-5: Albuquerque Isotopes. May 2-4 is 6:35 p.m., May 5 is 7 p.m.
May 15-18: Colorado Springs. May 15-16 and May 18 is 6:35 p.m., May 17 is 11:05 a.m.
May 19-22: Oklahoma City Dodgers May 21 is 6:05 p.m., and May 22 is 11:05 a.m.

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ — Broadway in El Paso presents Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical for 15 performances May 3-14, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $32.50, $47.50, $52.50, $67.50, $75, $82.50, and $90 (Ticketmaster). Information: 1-800-745-3000.
  Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, and Tuesday through Thursday, May 9-11; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4; 8 p.m. Fridays, May 5 and 12; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, May 6 and 13; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7; and 1 p.m. Sunday, May 14.

Veterinary Community Awards Banquet - The 32nd annual banquet and Casino Night features a Cinco de Mayo celebration Friday, May 5, at Hotel El Paso, 101 S. El Paso Street, hosted by the El Paso Veterinary Medical Association. Tickets: $50 ($400 table for 8). Information: 593-1712 or epvma.org.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 15th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays May 5-Sept. 1, at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. Information: 534-0633 or alfrescofridays.com.

Wind Symphony Concert — El Paso Wind Symphony closes it season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, featuring the winner of the School Band Attendance Contest. Tickets: $10 ($5 students, military, seniors). Information: elpasowindsymphony.com.

T or C Fiesta — The 68th annual fiesta is Friday through Sunday, May 5-7, in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Most events are at Ralph Edwards Park. Admission to most events is free. Information: (575) 497-9480, annualtorcfiesta.com or on Facebook at Truth or Consequences Fiesta.

Boys and Girls Club Cantina 10K — Boys and Girls Club of El Paso’s inaugural 10K and 5K runs and 1-mile fun walk is 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa. Registration: $25 through May 3, $30 May 4-5. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663. Register at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

‘You Can't Take it With You’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, presents the play by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman May 5-21. Tickets: $5-$1. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.

Young Musicians recital — The finalists for this year’s Young Musicians Competition will perform in recital 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at University Presbyterian Church, 244 N. Resler. Sponsored by El Paso Society for Musicians of the Future. Admission is free; donations welcome. Information: 449-0619 or epsmf.org.

Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Fest — El Paso Live, in partnership with PartyTenders Events, presents the wildly infamous festival 2 to 8 p.m. “Seis-o de Mayo,” Saturday, May 6, at Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway North. Information: suncitycraftbeerfest.com. Also featured is mariachi, luchadores, Chihuahua races and more. Admission: $10-$15 (includes free tequila shot while available). Tickets at elpasolive.com.

REO Speedwagon — The 80s rock favorites perform Saturday, May 6, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Tickets sold through Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
Academy Jazz and Tap Time perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6.
• Academy of Ballet perform their spring show at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 12-13.

USPA Polo — The United States Polo Association Circuit Arena Challenge Cup matches begin at 1 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday, May 6-7, at 5601 Naranjo Road, in Santa Teresa, N.M., 1 mile north of Country Club Road and McNutt. Four tournament teams; food trucks. Information: (915) 206-0788. Border Circuit Polo School exhibition match also planned.

Knights 5K4PK — The competitive 5K Run and 1- mile castle walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at Hanks High School, to benefit Rio Grande Cancer Foundation. Information: 881-4590. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Run4Unity — El Paso Teens4Unity hosts a free run for ages 9-17 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Pastoral Center, 499 St. Matthew (Guadalupe Building). Registration: Sandra Castro at 726-1102. Information: run4unity.net.

At The Drive In — The post-hardcore group kicks off their 21-city tour at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at El Paso County Coliseum, with special guest Le Butcherettes. Tickets: $25; available at ticketmaster.com and athedriveinmusic.com or at Happy House and Headstand.

‘Anything Goes’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre in the UTEP Student Union presents the Cole Porter musical through May 7 (check for possible extended dates). Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.

Urinetown’ — American Southwest Theatre Company closes its season with the hilarious musical by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis through May 7, at NMSU’s Center for the Arts. Performances are 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $5-$18. Information: (575) 646-4515 or nmsutheatre.com.

Jazz Unlimited Big Band — The jazz band presents its 13th annual concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 5005 Love Road. Admission is free; donations welcome. Information: 637-4569.

Braden Aboud Memorial Run — The 11th annual 5K run and 5K/1-mile fun run/walk begin at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 7, at 5265 Roxbury, with vendors, music, inflatable attractions and more. Registration: $20 ($10 19 and younger). Information: 833-0393 or bradenaboud.com. Registration at bradenaboud.eventbrite.com.

Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Daisyhead — Nashville alternative band, 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, with Fossil Youth. Tickets: Tickets: $10-$12.
• Kilter — Electronic rock group, 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 10. Tickets: $14-$15.
• Super Tour with Cousin Stizz — The hip-hop tour with Super Duper Kyle and Cousin Stizz is 10 p.m. Friday, May 12. Tickets: $15.
• Icon for Hire — The Illinois rock band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, May 18, with Assuming We Survive. Tickets: $12-$15.

Cool Canyon Nights — The summer series of free outdoor summer concerts are Thursdays May 11-July 27 at McKelligon Canyon, Amphitheatre, sponsored by WestStar Bank. Admission is free. Information: elpasolive.com, or on Facebook.

‘Avastar’ – Santa Fe Opera presents its spring show at 7 p.m. Friday, May 12, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Downtown Mall, Las Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheatre.com.

Take a Swing at Diabetes — The annual golf tournament benefiting El Paso Diabetes Association is 1 to 7 p.m. May 12, at Vista Hills Country Club, 2210 Trawood. Cost: $125 ($400 foursome). Information: 532-6280.

Speaking Rock Entertainment Center — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Live music nightly. Metal band Skid Row performs 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, May 12, with guests Kix. Age 18 and older welcome. Admission is usually free. Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com.

‘Seagulls in a Cherry Tree’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents a zany new comedy William Missouri Downs, May 12-28, at Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Tickets: $10-$15. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.

Old Ironsides Mud Challenge — The 4-mile, 16-obstacle challenge is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Air Assault Obstacle Course and Rappel Tower at Abernathy Park on Fort Bliss. Register at raceroster.com. Information: 744-5794.

La Oreja de Van Gogh — The Latin pop band’s “Planeta Imaginario Tour” is 8 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $38-$120 (Ticketmaster).

Dreamin' — Mesilla Valley Chorale’s spring concert is 3 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Tickets: $10. Information: (575) 647-2560 or riograndetheatre.com.

Yolanda Del Rio — The Mexican actress and ranchera singer performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets: $30-$60 (Ticketmaster).

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com.
• King Lil G – The Blessed by God Tour is Tuesday, May 16.
• Conor Oberst — The American singer-songwriter performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18, with Phoebe Bridgers. Tickets: $27.
• DJ Rene Romo’s 5th Annual Morrissey Birthday Fiesta is Friday, May 19, at The Perch.
• Zombie Prom — Saturday, May 20, with DJ Joe Dorgan and Book of Love.
• Band of Horses — American rock band, 7 p.m. Monday, May 22. Tickets: $30-$32.

Disney on Ice: ‘Dream Big’ — With Tinker Bell as the guide, audiences will follow eight Disney princesses May 17-21 at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and noon, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Thursday’s performance in Spanish. Tickets: $22, $28, $55 and $65 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-9899, disneyonice.com or countycoliseum.com

Gabriel Iglesias — The “fluffy” comedian’s “FluffyMania World Tour: 20 Years of Comedy” is 8 p.m. Friday, May 19, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Age 7 and older admitted. Tickets: $30-$70 (Ticketmaster).

Art in the Park — The City Parks & Recreation Department’s Spring 2017 arts and crafts fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, at Memorial Park’s Reserve area, 3100 Copper, with continuous entertainment and food vendors. Admission is free. Information: 240-3325.

Piñata Protest — The Tex-Mex Punk Rock Band from San Antonio performs 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at Paulina’s Badland’s, 7792 Franklin. Admission: $5. Information: 449-2231 or PinataProtestBand.com.

Bosque in Bloom — Friends of the Rio Bosque celebrates the spring blooms in El Paso’s largest city owned park 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 20, at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park in El Paso’s Mission Valley. Admission is free. Information: riobosque.org.

Zombie Prom — Deady Page Productions hosts El Paso’s first zombie prom at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Tricky Falls, 209 S El Paso. Tickets: $20 ($50 Day of the Prom) $25 to $55 VIP tickets, available at Ticketfly.com. Information: 443-2698 or on Facebook at Deady Page Productions.

Al Mendez Tribute — Jazz Unlimited Big Band honors Al Mendez in a concert at 4 p.m. Friday, May 21, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Theatre, with soloists from the nationally ranked Andress High School Jazz Band of the 1980s era, directed by Mendez. Admission is free. Information: 637-4569.

EPSYOs Season Finale — El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras’ season finale concert is 7 p.m. May 21 at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets information: 525-8978 or epsyos.org.

Band of Horses — The American rock band performs 7 p.m. Monday, May 22, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. All ages show. Tickets: $30 in advance; $32 at the door (ticketfly.com).

Wind Rider Mountain Festival — Inn of the Mountain Gods and Ski Apache’s festival of “Music, Culture, BBQ & Recreation” is noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 26-28, at Ski Apache in Mescalero, N.M. with live music, vendors, live art, KCBS (Kansas City Barbecue Society) sanctioned competition and more. Tickets: $85 general admission; $130 VIP; $160 VIP plus. Information: (575) 464-3600 or windridermusicfest.com.

Silver City Blues and Bikes Festival — The 22nd annual event is May 26-28 at Gough Park, corner of Pope and 12th Streets in Silver City. Live acoustic and electric blues music, artisan’s alley, raffles, food vendors and a beer garden. Sponsored by the Mimbres Region Art Council. Information: (575) 538-2505 or silvercitybluesfestival.org.

Neon Desert Music Festival — Hardwell, Foster the People and J Bavlin are among the performers for the 7th annual music festival 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28, on three stages in Downtown El Paso, from Cleveland Square to San Jacinto Plaza. Tickets: $119 two day general admission; VIP packages are$250-$550; online at neondesertmusicfestival.com.

Mission Valley Duathlon — Race El Paso’s USAT-sanctioned 5K run/20K bike/5K run at 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday, May 28, at Tigua Recreation & Wellness Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez. Information: 229-5656. Registration at raceelpaso.com.

Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson — Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at the Plaza Theatre. The concerts feature a solid collection of the best-known Tull repertoire from 1968 to date. Tickets; $39.95 to $99.50 (Ticketmaster).

National Health and Fitness Day — El Paso Parks and Recreation hosts the 24th annual National Health and Fitness Day 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Pavo Real Senior Center, 9311 Alameda. Admission is free. Information: 860-9131 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.




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