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May 2019

Tour of the Gila Bike Races — The 33rd annual stage bicycle races are May 1-5 in Silver City, N.M. More than 500 athletes compete in professional and amateur bicycle races ranging from 168 to 340 miles in length, Information: (575) 388-3222 or tourofthegila.com. Entry forms available at tourofthegila.com.

‘Mamma Mia!’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, presents the hit musical inspired by the music of ABBAthrough May 19. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 1:30 p.m. May , 12 and 19. Tickets: $33.50 to $43.50 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday discount dinner performances; $36.50 to $48.50 (Friday and Saturday dinner performances), and $19.50 to $29.50 no-dinner matinee performances (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
  The musical tells the story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. On the eve of her wedding on a Greek island paradise, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. Featuring classic ABBA songs including “Dancing Queen,” “SOS,” “Mamma Mia,” “Super Trouper,” “Take a Chance on Me,” and “The Winner Takes it All.”

oLotería — Creative Kids hosts a night of Bingo benefiting the Creative Kids program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at its Olo Gallery, 504 San Francisco. Tickets: $50; available at creativekidsolostore.bigcartel.com.
Information: 533-9675 or andrea@creativekidsart.org.

UTEP Department of Music — Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. except as listed. Information: 747-5606 or music.utep.edu.
  Admission: $5 adults, $3 students, military and seniors; free for UTEP students, faculty, staff, and age 12 and under, unless listed otherwise.
• UTEP Symphony and Concert Bands presents a joint concert Thursday, May 2.
• A Violin/viola recital is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5.
• Mariachi Concert is Tuesday, May 7.
• UTEP Symphony performs Thursday, May 9.
• UTEP High School Honors Orchestra Festival is 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11.
• UTEP Children’s Choir is 6 p.m. Monday, May 13.
• KKP Student Recital is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15.
• Guest artist Erbeck Eryilmaz and the Hoppa Project Composition Recital is Tuesday, May 21.

El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team plays home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
May 3-6: Salt Lake Bees
May 7-10: Albuquerque Isotopes
May 21-24: Reno Aces
May 29-June 2: Tacoma Rainiers
  Bark at the Park take your dog to the park day is Friday, May 31.

Red Dot Studio Tour — Silver Art Association hosts its 2019 studio tour 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, featuring its Red Dot Studios through the area. Information: SilverCityArt.com.
  The Studio Tour Gala is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Light Art Space, 209 W. Broadway. Admission to the tour and gala is free.

YLM Gala — Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human Care hosts its gala dinner Friday, May 3, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovino Drive in Suland Park. Tickets: $125. Information: 858-2588 or ylm.org.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 17th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays, May 3-Aug. 23, at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by El Paso Live. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Scream Blue Murder — The UK band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, with Before Giants and Indivision. Tickets: $10 in advance. All ages show.
• Skatenigs performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4, with Not My Master, Slvthammer and Phantom Flesh. Tickets: $10.
• Tech Trek IV featuring Archspire is 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, with Inferi, Virvum and Wormhole.
• The Freecoasters — The reggae and sound band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, with La Chapuza and the Valley Rats. Age 18 and older. Tickets: $5.

T or C “Wild Wild West” Fiesta — The 70th annual fiesta is Friday through Sunday, May 3-5, in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Most events are at Ralph Edwards Park. Information: (575) 497-9480, annualtorcfiesta.com or on Facebook at Truth or Consequences Fiesta.

‘Fallout’ — No Strings Theater Company presents the play by Laura King and directed by Ceil Herman, May 3-19, at the Black Box Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday). Information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.

‘Peter Pan’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the family classic about the boy who never grew up based on the book of J.M. Barrie May 3-19. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+, students, military; $9 12 and younger). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.

‘Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone’ — Kids-N-Co. presents the play May 3-19, 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, senior citizens, military). Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.

Pancho Barraza — The Mexican singer-songwriter performs at 9 p.m. Friday, May 3, at The Plaza Theater. Tickets: $59-$119 (Ticketmaster).

The Piano Guys — The Piano Guys return to El Paso with their highly original blend of classical music and pop at 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $59-$79; VIP tickets $134.50 (Ticketmaster)

El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. The ‘May the Fourth Be With Zoo” Star Wars Day event is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Information: 212-0966, elpasozoo.org, or on Facebook at ElPasoZoo.

Animal Rescue League’s ‘Dinner with Friends’ — Animal Rescue League of El Paso’s 18th annual fundraising gala is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Ticket information: 877-5002 or info@arlep.org. Web: arlep.org.

March for Babies — The annual March of Dimes fundraiser is 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at EPCC Valle Verde Campus, 919 Hunter, with family activities, refreshments, giveaways and more. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Team donations made online at marchforbabies.org/event/elpaso.

Old Ironsides Mud Challenge — The  7th annual 4-mile, 16-obstacle challenge is Saturday, May 4, at the Air Assault Obstacle Course and Rappel Tower at Abernathy Park, Fort Bliss. Register online at raceroster.com. Information: 744-5785.

Jóvenes Zapateadores — Amigos de la Fundacion Mascareñas’s Matices Culturales 2019 performance series presents the Veracruz dance troupe at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Centro Cultural Paso del Norte in Juarez. Ticket information: 544-5118 in El Paso; 612-3175 or 612-4075 in Juárez, or fmascarenas.org.

LCSO with Maria Schleuning and Jolyon Pegis — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra performs with guest cellist Maria Schleuning and guest violinist Jolyon Pegis at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4-5, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. Tickets: $42, $47 and $57. Information: (575) 646-3709, lascrucessymphony.com or on Facebook.

Young Musicians recital — The finalists for this year’s Young Musicians Competition will perform in recital 6 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Star City Studio, 120 W. Castellano. Students ages of 8 and 19 competed for cash awards with classical music repertoire. Admission is free; donations welcome. Information: 449-0619 or epsmf.org.

Train Day — The 12th annual event, celebrating the anniversary of the first train coming to Las Cruces, is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the New Mexico Railroad and Transportation Museum. Admission is free. Information, times: (575) 528-3444 or las-cruces.org.

Knights 5K4PK — The 8th annual competitive 5K Run and 1- mile castle walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Hanks High School. Information: 881-4590. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

‘Gala Mexicana’ — Compañía de Ballet Clásico de Maru Becerra presents the Cinco de Mayo celebration at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Adobe Horseshoe Theatre, Main, in San Elizario, with music by El Mariachi Alegre. Admission: $5. Information: 976-7077, AdobeHorseshoe.com or on Facebook.

Super Sax of the Southwest — The saxophone performance is 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211  N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Admission: $10. Information: (575) 541-2290 or riograndetheatre.org.

Braden Aboud Memorial Run — The 13th annual 5K run and 5K/1-mile fun run/walk benefiting the Braden Aboud Memorial Foundation begin at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 5, at 5265 Roxbury (parking lot of Zach White Elementary). Registration: $20 ($10 19 and younger) at eventbrite.com.

Slayer — The trash metal legends perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse. Tickets: $43-$83; VIP packages are $192 (Ticketmaster).

EPCC Spring Arts Festival — The 40th annual spring festival of performing, visual and literary arts offers workshops, concerts, lectures and exhibits at various venues of El Paso Community College through May. Most events are free, some may have nominal admission fee. Information: epcc.edu/events/artsfestival or on Facebook at EPCCnews.
• EPCC 9th Annual Tejano Film Festival, is 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 250 Montecillo. Information: 831-2844.
• EPCC Dance Goes on Tour Wednesday, May 8, at UTEP Fox Fine Arts; Friday, May 10, at Canutillo High School; Thursday, May 16, at Irvin High School; and Friday, May 17, at Americas High School. Call for times: 831-3237.
• Spring Music Student Showcase is 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at ASC Building B Foyer. Information: 831-2361.
• Dance Spring Concert is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, at Transmountain Campus Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North. Information: 831-3237.
• Rio Grande Concert Series is 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Information: 831-3396.

Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Camp Cope — The indie punk band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 7. Tickets: $13.
• Dizzy Wright — 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 8.
• Lord Huron, known for hits like “The Night We Met,” “Wait By The River,” and “Food for Love” performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, with Orville Peck. Tickets: $30.
• Helado Negro — 9 p.m. Monday, May 13.
• The Japanese House — The English indie pop act from Buckinghamshire consisting of solo artist Amber Bain is 9 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Tickets: $18.
• Murs — The rapper performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 19, with Locksmith. Tickets: $15.

Cool Canyon Nights — The 9th annual  series of free outdoor summer concerts  are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, May 9-July 25 at McKelligon Canyon, Amphitheatre, sponsored by WestStar Bank. Patio performance begins at 6 p.m. with headliner at 7 p.m. on the main stage. Admission is free but space is limited. Information: elpasolive.com.

Los Rieleros Del Norte — The Grammy-nominated norteño band performs 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, Mescalero, N.M. Tickets: $25-$75. M Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

ThunderCon — “T-Con” 2019 Comic Con is Saturday, May 11, at Coronado High School, 100 Champions Place. Information: chsthundercon@gmail.com or on Instagram.

Hurley Pride Festival — Hurley Pride Committee hosts its 2019 Festival and Car Show 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, along A Street in Hurley, N.M. Information: (575) 956-3535.

Beginnings: The Ultimate Tribute to Chicago — Showtime! El Paso closes its season with a tribute to the golden age of Chicago at 7 p.m. Saturday May 11, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Individual tickets are $30 ($10 ages 6-18, and student up to age 25 with ID). Information: 247-2726, Events@showtimeelpaso.com pr showtimeelpaso.com.

Gran Baile Dia de las Madres — The Mothers Day Dance is 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at El Paso County Coliseum, with Roberto Tapia and La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas. Tickets: $25-$60 (Ticketmaster).

El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s professional soccer team’s home games are at Southwest University Park. Information: 235-GOAL, eplocomotivefc.com, or tickets@eplocomotivefc.com.
• 6 p.m. Sunday, May 12: New Mexico United
• 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18: Sacramento Republic FC.

‘Mamma Mia!’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre presents the hit musical inspired by the music of ABBA through May 12. Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.

‘Eclipse’ — El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series presents the production by Jazz Vila Projects, based out of El Paso and Havana, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre). Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.

Thunder from Down Under — The internationally acclaimed male revue from Australia presents their 2019 “Girls’ Night Outback” World Tour at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, at the Plaza Theatre, with dance, gymnastics, break dancing, colorful costumes, humor and hard bodies. 18 and older only. Tickets: $20-$50 (Ticketmaster).

‘CATS’ The Andrew Lloyd Webber stage phenomenon is 7 p.m. Tuesday, and 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 14-15, at the Spencer Theater in Alto, N.M. Tickets: $79-$85. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.

White Sands National Monument — A Full Moon Hike is 7:45 p.m. Friday, May 17.  The first Full Moon Night of the Season is 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Information: (575) 479-6124.

‘Bullshot Crummond’ — Dona Ana Repertory Theatre (DART) presents the parody of low-budget 1930s detective movies, typifying British heroism at its dumbest, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday May 17-19, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Admission: $10. Information: (575) 541-2290 or riograndetheatre.org.

‘El color de nuestra piel’ — Los Actores presents the Spanish language classic Mexican drama by Celestino Gorostiza at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, directed by Hector Serrano. Admission: $10 general admission; $8 students, seniors, military; $6 groups of 10 or more.
Information: 540-3813 or on Facebook at Los Actores El Paso.

Wisin & Yandel — One of Latin music’s most iconic duos’ “Como Antes Tour” is 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets start at $46 (Ticketmaster).

EPSYOs Finale — El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras perform t at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets information: 525-8978 or epsyos.org.

Carrera por un Corazon de Niño — The 2nd annual 5K competitive run and 1-mile run walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, May 19, at Union Plaza Park, 117 Anthony in Downtown El Paso. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick up is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, and on race day at the evenet 7 to 7:45 a.m.
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Borderland Roller Derby — The derby’s May bout is Diablas vs. Sexies is 6 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano,. Tickets: $7-$10 at brownpapertickets.com. Information: borderlandrollerderby.com or on Facebook.

Lil Pump and Lil Skies — The rap and hip-hop artists perform at 7 p.m. Monday, May 20, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $41-$86; VIP packages, $56-$199 (Ticketmaster).

Cardi B — The superstar rapper and hip-hop artist, who this year became the first female solo artist to win a Grammy for Best Rap Album, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets start at $80-$600 (Ticketmaster).

New Kids On the Block — The 1980s “boy band” legends bring their Mix Tape Tour to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with special guests hip-hop icons Salt N Pepa, Naughty By Nature, and pop stars Tiffany and Debbie Gibson. Tickets: $33.20-$83.20; VIP seats available (Ticketmaster).

Silver City Blues and Bikes Festival — The 24th annual event is May 24-26 at Gough Park in Silver City. Information: (575) 538-2505 or silvercitybluesfestival.org.

NEEDTOBREATHE — The Grammy-nominated Christian rock band presents their Acoustic Live Tour at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $39.50-$89.50 (Ticketmaster).

Rosy Arango y Celso Duarte — Amigos de la Fundacion Mascareñas’s Matices Culturales 2019 performance series closes its season with the harpist and singer at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Centro Cultural Paso del Norte in Juarez. Ticket information: 544-5118 in El Paso; 612-3175 or 612-4075 in Juárez, or fmascarenas.org.

Neon Desert Music Festival — The 9th annual music festival 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, in Downtown El Paso, with headliners including Wiz Khalifa, Rezz, Steve Aoki and Tory Lanez. Early bird tickets now on sale. Two-day general admission is $99 (VIP packages $259 and $499). Payment plans available. Information: neondesert.com or on Facebook.

Omar Chaparro — The singer, comedian, actor and media personality performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $49.99-$89.99 (Ticketmaster).

Mayor’s Jazz Fest — City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation’s Music in the Park summer concert series opens with the annual jazz event at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 26, Plaza de Las Cruces on Main Street, featuring headliners Grammy-nominated contemporary jazz super group Special EFX All Stars. Admission is free; all ages welcome. No pets. Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.

Steve Martin and Martin Short — The two American comedy legends’ “Now Your See Them, Soon You Won’t” show is 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, featuring the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko. The show includes Steve Martin’s banjo-playing and Martin Short’s singing and celebrity impersonations. Tickets: $79.75-$299 (Ticketmaster).

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