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September 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

‘Rolling Stones’ Gem and Mineral Show — Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society’s 36th annual show is Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at the Grant County Veterans’ Memorial Conference Center, 3031 U.S. 180 East in Silver City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Admission is free. Information:(575) 654-4424 or  rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com.

End of Summer Bash
— Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. hosts its Labor Day weekend bash 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, with concessions, jumping balloons, live music on the lawn, fireworks at 9 p.m. Admission is free 9 (jumping balloon tickets $10 per person); all ages welcome. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

Signal Peak Challenge — The mountain biking event, “Jurassic Peak,” begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, in Silver City, N.M. Simple lunch follows for all racers. Registration (by Aug. 30): $65 ($35 under 18). Information: (575) 654-3966 or signalpeakchallenge.com.

Eagle in the Sun Triathlon — El Paso’s only USA Triathlon-sanctioned multi-sport race, with a 400m swim, 12-mile bike ride, and 5K run, is 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at Ascarate Pool, 6900 Delta. Registration at raceelpaso.com/eagle-in-the-sun.

Mariachi del Divo — The mariachi that accompanied Juan Gabriel on tour internationally for more than two decades performs their “Alma de Juarez” Tour at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30-$85 (Ticketmaster).

Bee Real — The City of San Elizario hosts a week-long celebration of “biodiversity in our own backyards” Sept. 2-6, featuring a Bee Real Street Festival and free Farmer’s Market Friday, Sept. 6. Information: cityofsanelizario.com.
  Other events include a Pollinators Plate Community Dinner Monday, “Tea Tuesday,” nocturnal bioblitz Wednesday, and social entrepreneurship event Thursday.

All American Futurity — The running of the 60th All American Futurity is Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, which marks the end of the racing season at Ruidoso Downs. Information: (575) 378-4431 or raceruidoso.com.

Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas. Ticket information: eventbrite.com or on Facebook at lowbrowpalace.
• Empress Of — Singer songwriter Lorely Rodriguez performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3. Tickets: $13.
• Senses Fail — The post-hardcore band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. Tickets: $17.
 Jerry Paper — The electronic music songwriter performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10. Tickets: $10.
• Clubz and Girl Ultra — The alternative duo and pop musician from Mexico perform 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. Tickets: $25.
• Phantogram — The electronic music duo performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 with Bob Moses. Tickets: $26.
• Stereolab — The European pop band performs at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, with Bitchin Bajas. Tickets: $28.
• Crumb — The rock band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, with Divino Nino and Shormey. Tickets: $18.
• Tiger Army — The psychobilly band performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, with SadGirl and Kate Clover. Tickets: $20.
• The Midnight — The synthwave band performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. Tickets: $20 ($59 meet and greet VIP).

El Paso Locomotive FC — The soccer team’s home games are at Southwest University Park. Tickets: $5 to $49. Information: 235-GOAL or eplocomotivefc.com. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, Sept. 4: Tulsa Roughnecks FC • Saturday, Sept. 21: Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.

Stormy Edwards Partnership — The two-man golf tournament runs Sept. 5-8 at Cree Meadows Golf and Country Club in Ruidoso, N.M. with a Thursday shootout at 4 p.m. and events starting at 8 a.m. Friday through Sunday. Cost: $350 per player. Space is limited; entry deadline is Sept. 4. Information, cost: (575) 257-5815 or playcreemeadows.com.

Harvest Festival — Holy Spirit of Hope Church, 7728 Alameda, hosts its annual kermes Sept. 6-8. Information: 778-4860 or holyspiritofhope.org.

Jazz at Sunset — El Paso Community College will host the free outdoor jazz show 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at EPCC’s Valle Verde Campus’s Americana Language Village, 919 Hunter. Performers are Emmy Award nominated L.A. guitarist Grant Geissman with special guests Michel Herndon Group, Frank Zona Group, Ruben Gutierrez Quintet and Azucar. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. No alcohol or pets. Refreshments sold. Information: 831-2292 or epcc.edu.

UTEP Volleyball — Memorial Gym. The Borderland Invitational is Sept. 6-8, hosted by New Mexico State University, with UTEP versus NMSU at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Pan Am Center in Las Cruces. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.

UTEP Women’s Soccer — Home games are at UTEP’s University Field. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.
• Friday, Sept. 6: Texas State, 7 p.m.
• Sunday, Sept. 8: Southern Utah, Noon
• Tuesday, Sept. 17: University of Southern New Mexico, 7 p.m.
• Sunday, Sept. 22, FIU, 11 a.m.

Alan Saldaña — The popular Spanish language comic performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30-$85 (Ticketmaster).

Human Race El Paso — The inaugural festival and immersive celebration people, food, cultures, art, music, business and groups, is 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta, highlighted by at 10K run around the park.  Registration: $60 (includes race and festival entry); $50 military and students. Event entry on its own is $25; children 2-12 $10; event entry beer garden; $35. Information: 867-1740, 731-8780 or raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Tequila & Margarita at the Park — Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M., hosts the evening of tequila sampling and live music 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, with premium tequila brands and frozen margaritas available for sampling. Admission is free; $20 for 10 sample tickets and a souvenir shot glass. Information: 1-800-572-1142, sunland-park.com or on Facebook.

White Sands Hot Air Balloon  and Music Festival — Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce’s ballooning and event is 6 a.m. to midnight Saturday, and 6 to 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 7-8. Cost: $20 per carload or $10 per person for walk-ins; White Sands fees apply Sunday. Information: (575) 437-6120  or alamogordo.com.
  Saturday’s launch is at Ed Brabson Balloon Park, 223 La Velle in Alamogordo, with music fest beginning at 2 p.m. and balloon glow at 7 p.m.
  Sunday’s launch is at White Sands National Monument.

9/11 Heroes Run — The 5K run/walk/rucksack and 1-mile run in support of the support Travis Manion Foundation is 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Album Park, 3110 Parkwood. Information: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Café Tacvba — The Latin alternative rock band from Satelite, Mexico performs their 30th Anniversary Tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $35-$40.  (Ticketmaster).

UTEP Department of Music — Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Information: 747-5606 or music.utep.edu. A solo piano recital with Chris Reyman is 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, as part of the Faculty Recital Series.

Manuel Mijares — The adult contemporary pop singer who topped charts in the 80s and 90s with hits like “Bano de Mujeres” and “No Hace Falta” performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $40-$120 (Ticketmaster).

Maná — The Guadalajara-based rock band brings their “Rayando El Sol" tour to El Paso not once but twice in 2019: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $62.75-$222.75; Platinum, $429.50-$899 VIP packages $325-$775 (Ticketmaster).

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Vince Neil and Vixen — The former Motley Crüe front man and the all-female metal band perform 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. Tickets: $25-$65.
• Eli Young Band — The country group performs 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Tickets: $25-$65.

‘Encores & Overtures’ — El Paso Opera’s hosts “A Superstitious Soirée” for its annual event Friday, Sept. 13, at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place, with cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner and live performances. Tickets: $125 ($1,250 table for ten). Information: 581-5534, amarcee@epopera.org or epopera.org.

The Legend of La Llorona — Lost Paranormal’s 3rd annual “Evening with the Wailing Woman” is 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Performing and visual artists share their works related to La Llorona. Costume encouraged. Admission is free. Information: 503-8960, lostelpasoparanormal@gmail.com or on Facebook at LaLloronaLegend.
  Also planned is a ghost tour, The Lost Sideshow traveling paranormal museum, and La Llorona lookalike and screamalike costume contest.

Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta — The 39th annual regatta begins at 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-15 at Lions Beach, Elephant Butte Lake State Park. Tethered balloon rides start at 7:30 a.m. Cost: $25 ($15 age 12 and younger). Information: (575) 744-5923, ebbr.org or on Facebook.

Latino Legacy Awards — Community en Acción hosts its 3rd annual awards and fiesta honoring community leaders Saturday, Sept. 14, at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place. Proceeds support Richard Castro Scholarship Fund. Tickets, information: 833-1000.

NMSU Aggies Football — The Aggies’ home games are 6 p.m. Saturdays at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces. Tickets: $10-$30(Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1420 or nmstatesports.com.
Sept. 14: San Diego State
Sept. 28: Fresno State

Knights In Action 5K — Knights in Action Fabens Councils #15799 hosts its 5K run/walk and 1 mile walk benefiting St. Jude’s Child Research Hospital at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Album Park, 3110 Parkwood. Registration is $25 through Sept. 12; $30 Sept. 13-14. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663 or raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Run for the Mountain — LCMC Foundation’s 3rd annual 5K run/walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Ruidoso Links Walking Path, 685 Hull in Ruidoso. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Alejandro Sanz — The Latin megastar and 2017 Latin Grammy Person of the year recipient presents his #LaGira Tour at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $33.20-$93.20; VIP packages $225-$295  (Ticketmaster).

Eddie B — The standup comic and “official voice of teachers across the globe” performs his “I’m Already Professionally Developed” comedy tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $25-$55 (Ticketmaster).

Speaking Rock Entertainment Center — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Most shows 18 and older. Admission is free. Information: 860-7777, speakingrock.com or on Facebook.
• Buckcherry — The rock band performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, with Blacktop Mojo.
• Fozzy — The heavy metal band performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, with special guest Jared Nichols.

McKelligon Canyon Challenge — El Paso on the Move’s 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater. Proceeds benefit El Paso community gardens and activities that promote health. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Oktoberfest — Bliss MWR brings a taste of Bavaria back to El Paso Friday through Sunday, Sept. 20-22 in at Biggs Park, 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd. on East Fort Bliss, with German food, beer, music and dancers. Information: 588-8247.
  Musical guest is Terry Cavanaugh and the Alpine Express. The German Air Force Schuhplattler Dance Group also will perform.
  Friday and Saturday: 6 p.m. to midnight; age 18 and older admitted, must be 21 to purchase drinks. Tickets: $25, includes stein, German meal; available at Leisure Travel Services (LTS) locations inside Freedom Crossing food court area and at the Soldier Activity Center (SAC) as well as at eventbrite.com.
  Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m. family day with inflatables, dancing and singing. Free, all ages. Food available for purchase.

200 Años de Musica Mexicana — Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitln and Band El Recodo perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $35.50-$205.50 (Ticketmaster).

UTEP Football — The Miners hosts Nevada at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Information: 544-5234 or utepathletics.com.

Texas author John Erickson — The creator of “Hank the Cowdog” will give a reading from the popular children’s book series noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept.  21-22, at Woman’s Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa.  The author will also sing and entertain and educate guests about ranch wildlife. Catered lunch by Hallelujah BBQ served 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Cost (for presentation and lunch): $40; advance tickets only. Tickets: 532-6131 or 588-1899.

Bark For Life — American Cancer Society’s pet walk fundraiser is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 21, at Fountains at Farah. Information: 633-1231 maritza.marquez@cancer.org or on Facebook at Bark for Life El Paso-2019.

NAMI Walks — National Alliance on Mental Illness of El Paso hosts its 17th annual walk 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration is free. Information: 778-5726 or namiwalks.org/elpaso.

Brews, Blues & BBQ — The food and music festival is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. Choose from more than 200 different beers, enjoy BBQ anywhere, and listen to live blues bands on the lawn in front of Lake Mescalero. It’s always cool by the water. Cost: $25 for 10 4.oz pours.

National Border Patrol Museum 5K — National Border Patrol Museum & Memorial Library Foundation’s 3rd annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk benefiting the museum is Saturday, Sept. 21, at Old Glory Memorial, 9550 Gateway North. Information: 759-6060 or  borderpatrolmuseum.com.

Stampede in the Park with The Arc — Arc del Paso will host its 5K run and 5K and 1 mile walk is Saturday, Sept. 21, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Information: 564-4978 or thearcofelpaso.org. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Maluma — The Colombian reggaeton singer, one of social media’s most popular artists, returns to El Paso with his 11:11 World Tour at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets; $61-$352 (Ticketmaster).

The Doobie Brothers — The legendary music group performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, Plaza Theatre. The Doobie Brothers have been delivering roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for more than four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four Grammy Awards. Tickets: $69.50-$109.50; VIP packages start at $227 (Ticketmaster).

Eat Authentico! Restaurant Crawl – Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 25-27 Downtown, with a meal served at different downtown restaurants (one course per restaurant). Presented by Teachers Federal Credit Union. Groups of 10 will start the crawl at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. all three nights, with additional crawl at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $40 ($45 Friday crawl), space is limited. Information: downtownelpaso.com.

Tom Segura – The actor, comedian and writer brings his “Take it Down Tour” to El Paso 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Plaza Theatre. Segura is best known for his three Netflix specials, “Disgraceful,” “Mostly Stories,” and “Completely Normal.” Tickets: $35-$65 (Ticketmaster).

Fajitas & Margaritas for Scholarships — El Paso Community College’s Culinary Arts program benefit event is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at EPCC’s Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount, Building B Foyer. Tickets: $100; $50 EPCC faculty, staff and students. Sponsorships available. Information: 831-6483 or epcc.edu/foundation.

Socorro Mission Bazaar — The annual event is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 27-29 at La Purisima Catholic Church, 10041 Socorro Road, with live music, food, raffle prizes and other activities. Admission is free. Information: 859-7718.

FEMAP Gala — The Friends of FEMAP will host its_ 14th annual gala, “Noche en la Hacienda de FEMAP,” Friday, Sept. 27, in El Paso Convention Center Courtyard Plaza, 1 Civic Center Plaza. Cocktail reception at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. and dance at 9 p.m. with music by Danny Ray and the Acoustic Production. Tickets: $200. Information: 544-4151, events@femap.org or femap.org/gala.

Wildcat Mile Run/Walk — The 15th annual 1-mile event hosted by St. Clement’s School is Friday, Sept. 27, beginning at Cotton and Yandell and ending at St. Clement’s Gymnasium, Yandell and Campbell. Information: 533-4248 or tjacobes@stclements.org.

Felipe Esparza — The comedian and actor brings his popular “Bad Hambre” Tour to El Paso at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Plaza Theatre, Esparza was winner of the 2010 “Last Comic Standing.” Tickets: $32-$50 (Ticketmaster).

‘Zoot Suit’ premiere — The red carpet film premiere is 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Plaza Theatre. All proceeds benefit the Bowie Alumni Association’s scholarship fund. Tickets: $27.50-$97.50 (Ticketmaster).

Southwest Mind-Body & Integrative Medicine Conference — 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday Sept. 28, at Hilton Garden Inn, 111 W. University. The conference provides training and education in holistic health, healing methods and modalities. Cost: $50 general public; $60 after Sept. 15. Information: 831-2419. Registration: mind-bodyconference.com.

U.S. vs. Mexico hockey — Mexico’s national junior ice hockey team, U-20, will take on the national Western States Hockey League Thorne Cup Champion El Paso Rhinos with a two-game exhibition series at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets start at $5; available beginning Sept. 1 (Ticketmaster).
  The Rhinos regular season begins Saturday, Sept. 21, with their annual  Black and Orange Game. Information: 479-PUCK (7825), 533-9899, elpasorhinos.com or on Facebook.

AIDS Walk — Border AIDS Partnership’s inaugural fundraising 5K walk is 9 a.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Memorial Park Reserve, 3100 Copper. Registration through Sept. 26: $25; $30 Sept. 27-28. Information: 533-4020, borderaidsep.org, or on Facebook at borderaidspartnership.

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