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September 2016

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.

The Fab Four The Ultimate Tribute — The celebrated Beatles tribute is 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Plaza Theatre.  The band performs record-perfect performances of such classics as “Can't Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Penny Lane,” “Here Comes The Sun,” “Hey Jude,”and more. Tickets: $23.50 and $53.50.(Ticketmaster).

El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team hosts home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Game tickets: $5 lawn seating; reserved seats begin at $12 in advance. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com. Aug. 29-Sept. 1: Las Vegas 51s. Sept. 2-5: Albuquerque Isotopes. Sept 5 is the final game of the regular season.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino —1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. Information: (575) 874-5200 or Sunland-Park.com. La Maquinaria Norteña performs at Park After Dark at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. Tickets: $15 general admission; $30 reserved.

Cottonwood Festival — The 26th annual Labor Day Weekend arts and craft festival is Sept. 2-4, in Alameda Park, alongside White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70) in Alamogordo. Admission is free. Information: 575) 437-6120 or alamogordo.com.

‘Dixeland Jazz’ — A night of dixieland with former Dukes of Dixieland clarinetist Mike Sizer is 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Tickets: $12-$17. Information: (575) 520-8776, (575) 523-6403 or riograndetheatre.com.

Marfa Lights Festival — The 30th annual festival that pays tribute to Marfa’s mysterious lights is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 2-4, in Marfa, Texas. Information: marfacc.com.

Chicano Music Festival — Silver City Arts & Cultural District hosts the festival Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4, at Gough Park, in Silver City, N.M. with free music, car and bike show, food vendors and a beer garden. Information: (575)538-5560 or VisitSilverCity.org.

Cloudcroft Labor Day Hoopla — The annual family party is 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3-5, on Burro Avenue in Cloudcroft. Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733 or 1-866-682-8777 or cloudcroft.net

Danny Ray Sanchez Memorial Run —5th annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Montwood High School, 12000 Montwood. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

El Paso Invasion — The Sports Car Enthusiast event is Sept. 3-5, with the main car show at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Cohen Stadium parking lot. Autocross at 10 a.m. Saturday, drag and road races Sunday, and a scenic cruise and brunch Monday. Information, signup: elpasoinvasion.com.

Harvest Wine Fest — The New Mexico Wine Growers Association festival is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Sept. 3-5, at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las Cruces. Admission: $15 in advance; $20 at the gate. Information: (575) 522-1232 or nmwine.org.
  Musical guests include Lucy Angel at 3 p.m. Saturday, and Josh Grider at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Hatch Chile Festival — The “chile capital of the world’s” 45th annual celebration is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4, at the Hatch Airport on N.M. Hwy 26, 1 1/2 miles west of Hatch. Information: (575) 267-5483, hatchchilefest.com or on Facebook.

Hillsboro Antiques Festival — Hillsboro Historical Society hosts its 2nd annual antique festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4, at  Hillsboro Community Center, 316 Eleanore. Historic home tours offered both days. Admission: $3 per day. Information: (575) 895-5326, egbdc4@gmail.com or hillsboronmhistory.info.
  Preview night is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. Admission: $8.

Journey through Time at Lake Lucero — Accompany rangers and living history actors Saturday, Sept. 3, on a journey through the 10,000 years of human habitation in the Tularosa Basin. The four-hour program begins at 9 a.m.
Program fee: $8 for 16 years and older, $4 for children. Reservations are required; accepted starting Aug. 7 at nps.gov/whsa.

‘Rolling Stones’ Gem and Mineral Show — Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society’s 33rd annual show in Silver City, N.M. is Sept. 3-5 at the Western New Mexico University’s Intraamural Gym on College Avenue in Silver City. Admission is free. Information: rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com.

Southwest Print Fiesta — Mimbres Region Arts Council hosts the gathering of more than 20 regional and local printmakers noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3-4, at Seedboat Gallery, 214 Yankie, in Silver City, N.M. Admission is free. Information: (575) 538-2505, mimbresart.org or on Facebook.

St. Anthony’s Bazaar — The 52nd annual Labor Day weekend festival is noon to 11 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Sept. 3-5, at the St. Anthony’s Seminary, 4501 Hastings (at Crescent). Admission is free. Information: 566-2261 or on Facebook.

Sun City Music Festival — Grammy-winner Skrillex and DJ Kaskade headline the 6th annual electronic music festival is 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta, with Chainsmokers, Galantis and other EDM performers. Tickets: $109 two-day pass; $179 VIP pass; available at eventbrite.com or suncitymusicfestival.com.
  Saturday’s headliners are Skrillex and the Chain Smokers. Sunday’s headliners are Kaskade and Galantis.

Taste of Downtown Silver City —Saturday, Sept. 3, in downtown Silver City, with food samples from various restaurants and shops, vendors and more. Information: (575) 534-9005 or silvercitymainstreet.com.

UTEP Football — The Miners’ home games are Saturdays at Sun Bowl Stadium. Information: 747-6150 (season tickets), 544-5234 (single game tickets), or utepathletics.com.
• 6 p.m. Sept. 3: NMSU
• 5 p.m. Sept. 17: Army (5 p.m. game time)
• 6 p.m. Sept. 24: Southern Miss

Eagle in the Sun Triathlon — The 400m swim, 12-mile bike ride, and 5K run, is 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, Sept. 4, starting at the SISD Aquatic Center. Information: 229-5656. Online registration at raceelpaso.com/eagle-in-the-sun.

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909 Online tickets at trickyfalls.com and ticketfly.com.
• Watsky — The American rapper, author and slam poet’s Infinity Tour is 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, with Witt Lowry, Daye Jack and Chuckwudi Hodge. Tickets: $16 ($55 meet and greet packages).
• The Album Leaf — The modern rock band  at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, with Sister Crayon. Tickets:  $15 in advance; $18 at the door.
If These Trees Could Talk — The post rock band performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 13,  with Driftoff, Spotlights, The Stalk, Dayluta Means Kindness.
Tickets: $8 in advance; $10 at the door.
• Goblin Cock — The California metal band performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. Tickets: $8-$10.
Die Antwoord presents Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28. Tickets: $30.

All American Futurity — The running of the 56th All American Futurity is Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, which marks the end of the racing season at Ruidoso Downs.
Information: (575) 378-4431 or raceruidoso.com.

‘Aging to Perfection’ expo — The Rio Grande Area Agency on Aging’s 17th annual senior expo is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the El Paso Convention Center. Admission is free. Information: 533-0998 or riocog.org.

‘Men are from Mars — Women are from Venus Live!’ – The Off-Broadway hit comedy is Sept. 8-11 at the Philanthropy Theatre in the Plaza Theatre Annex. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $50 (Ticketmaster).

Elephant Days — The City of Elephant Butte’s annual celebration is Sept. 9-11 at Elephant Butte Lake and other venues. Live music throughout each afternoon and evening. Information: ElephantButteAdventures.com.

Franklin Mountains Trail Run — The Ultra marathon, half-marathon and  5K and 10K trail runs and 6-mile vertical races are Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9-11 in McKelligon Canyon. Online registration at active.com.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 14th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridaysat Convention Center Plaza. Information: 534-0633 or alfrescofridays.com.
Sept. 9: Brown Betty (Classic Rock)
Sept. 16: Rod Crosby & the Intruders (Classic Rock)
Sept. 23: Team Havana (Latin Variety)
Sept. 30: Fungi Mungle (70s)

Mesa Music Hall — 4151 N. Mesa. Information: 599-8585 or on Facebook at Mesa Music Hall.
• The Epiphany of Hate Tour is Tuesday, Sept. 6, with Master, Sacrificial Slaughter and more.
• Mardur — The death metal band performs  Sept. 23, with special guests.
• Kublai Khan — The metalcore band performs Saturday, Sept. 10, with Jesus Piece and Malevolence.
• Kitty In a Casket — The Australian rockers performs Sunday, Sept. 25, with Just Another Monster, Extremity, Epitaph Romance and The Lucky Machetes.

Jazz at Sunset — El Paso Community College will host the free outdoor jazz show 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at EPCC’s Valle Verde Campus’s Americana Language Village, 919 Hunter with performances by Frank Zona & Urban Edge, El Paso Jazz Collective, Billy Townes, Ruben Gutierrez and Ocean’s Four Jazz. Information: 831-5034 or epcc.edu.

Pops Under The Stars — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra performs patriotic and popular music 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Grapevine Plaza, 3900 W. Picacho, including a fireworks show. Tickets: $15; $5 age 6-17; free for age 5 and younger. Information: (575) 646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.

Las Cruces Comic Con — Zia Comics presents the annual comic com Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9-11, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E University, Las Cruces. Details to be announced. Information: (575) 405-0461 or lascrucescomiccon.org.

Baby Bump Day — Desert Sun Chiropractic, 3800 N. Mesa Suite C-1, hosts the free event for pregnant and new moms 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, with food and drink, shopping, and information about women’s chiropractic care. Information: 838-1500 or chirodesert.com.

UTEP Volleyball — The Borderland Invitational is Saturday, Sept. 10, at Memorial Gym, with games against Texas A&M at noon and Sacramento State at 6:30 p.m. Information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.

Encores and Overtures — El Paso Opera’s gala fundraising performance is Saturday, Sept. 10, at Camino Real Hotel Ballroom, 101 El Paso. Cocktails served at 6 p.m.; performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets: $125; $1,250 tables for ten. Information: 581-5534 or epopera.org.

German-American Night Run — The 23rd Annual German-American Oktoberfest Night Run’s 8K run and 5K fun walk is at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, Freedom Crossing, 1611 Haan Road, Fort Bliss. Information: 568-5995 or ganightrun.com. Registration at active.com.
  Food, music and games offered 4 to 8 p.m. Post-race events and food served at 6 p.m.

NMSU Football — The Aggies play UTEP 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at UTEP, then host the New Mexico Lobos at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Information: (575) 646-1420 or nmstatesports.com.

Sacramento Survivor Challenge — The 10K and 5K trail run, and 1-mile family obstacle fun run are Saturday, Sept. 10, with a 10 K obstacle run Sunday, Sept. 11, at Sacramento Camp and Conference Center, Sacramento, N.M. Information: (575) 687-3414 or sacramentoassembly.org.

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Race — The 3rd annual Diana’s I will Live Foundation 5K race, 5K fun run, walk, and 1 mile walk are Sunday, Sept. 11, at Burges High School. Information: 1-888-479-8422 or info@diwlf.org.

Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally — The 47th annual rally is Wednesday through Sunday, Sept. 14-18, at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso, N.M. Sponsored by the American Motorcycle Association National Road Riding Convention. Information: (575) 973-4977 or motorcyclerally.com.

The Capitol Steps — Impact|Programs of Excellence presents return of the hilarious, politically incorrect, musical parody comedy at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Coronado High School’s Lee Ross Capshaw Auditorium. Tickets prices to be announced; available through Impact or at the door. Information: 545-5068 or impactprogramsofexcellence.com.

‘Authentic’ El Paso Oktoberfest — The 3rd annual Oktoberfest celebration is 6 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16-18, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Musical headliner is Grammy winner Alex Meixner.Tickets: $10 Friday and Saturday, free on Sunday). Information: 533-9899, 534-4299 or countycoliseum.com.

‘Me & Jezebel’ — Two-time Emmy-winning actress Loretta Swit (”MASH”) returns to Las Cruces for performances of a new comedy by Elizabeth Fuller at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16-17, at Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $45. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.

Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiesta  — The annual fiesta is noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17-18, at the Mesilla Plaza. Information: (575) 524-3262, ext. 116 or mesillanm.gov.

Food Truck Throwdown —Anthony, Texas hosts its 2nd annual food truck cook off and concert noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18, at 100 Richard White in Anthony, Texas. Spectator admission; $2 donations; age 13 and younger free. Information: 497-1769 or townofanthony.org.

Monster Triathlon — The 5K run, 30K bike  and 700 meter swim is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Holloman AFB near Alamogordo, N.M. Cost: $30 ($50 teams). Registration at active.com. Information: (575) 572-2529.

Way Out West Fest — Clay Walker, Parmalee and Brandy Clark headline the festival beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Southwest University Park, with spicy chili, frosty margaritas, cold beer, and live country music. Events include a chili cook-off and  Margarita Shake-Off. Tickets: $30, general admission; $50 floor seats, $150 VIP; online at southwestuniversitypark.com. Information: epwayoutwest.com or on Facebook at EPWayOutWest.

Lumberjack Day — The annual event is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, in Zenith Park, Cloudcroft, N.M. Admission is free for spectators. Participant fee is $5 per event (registration in advance). Pancake and coffee breakfast is 7:30 to noon in Zenith Park. Information: (575) 682-2733 or coolcloudcroft.com/lumberjack-day.

Speaking Rock Entertainment Center — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Live music nightly. Age 18 and older welcome. Admission is free. Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com. Free entry.
• Mexican pop rock star Natalia LaFoutcade performs Sunday, Sept. 18.  All ages show.
• Spanish rock band Molotov performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29.

Oryx Challenge Bike Tour — The 6th annual 30K and 100K bike events benefiting the USO are 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, Fort Bliss’s Freedom Crossing. Information: 569-5644. Registration at uso.org/elpaso.
  A Family 5K is at 10:30 a.m.

Sun City Roller Girls — Las Diablas take on the Chuco Town Chulas at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano. Information: suncityrollergirls.com.

Las Artistas Sneak Preview — A sneak peek for the Las Artistas show and sale in November is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Epic Railyard Center, 2201 E. Mills. Information: lasartistas.org.

Casting Crowns — The Grammy and Dove-winning Christian rock band performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre.  Special guests are Matt Maher and newcomer Hannah Kerr. Tickets: $33-$78 (Ticketmaster).

Gila River Festival — The Gila Conservation Coalition’s 12th annual  Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 22-25, at various locations in Silver City, N.M.  Information, registration: (575) 538-8078 Full schedule at gilaconservation.org.

‘The House on Mango Street’ — The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance opens its season with the play adapted from the celebrated book by Sandra Cisneros Sept. 22-Oct. 2, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre. Directed by Amy Ludwig. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $9-$14. Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.

El Paso Symphony Orchestra — The Symphony, conducted by Bohuslav Rattay, begins its season with guest pianist, Ilya Yakushev at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24 in the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $16, $21, $32, $37 and $42. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.

FEMAP Gala — The Friends of FEMAP will host the 11th annual gala Friday, Sept. 23. Information: 544-4151, egarcia@femap.org or femap.org.

Oktoberfest — Bliss MWR brings a taste of Bavaria back to El Paso Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24 in at Biggs Park, 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd on East Fort Bliss, with German food, beer, music and dancers. Gates open 6 p.m. Tickets: $35 per person (age 18 and older admitted). Tickets include German meal and official Oktoberfest beer stein. Information: 588-8247.
  A free family Oktoberfest day for all ages is noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25; no tickets required. Food available for purchase.

Art in the Park — The City Parks & Recreation Department’s Fall 2016 arts and crafts fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-25, at Memorial Park’s Reserve area, 3100 Copper, with continuous entertainment and food vendors. Admission is free. Information: 212-1730.

‘Tierra Flamenca’ — Linda Gallegos Flamenco, one of the Southwest's leading flamenco troupes, performs flamenco dance, guitar and song at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at El Paso Public Library's Main Branch, 501 N. Oregon. Admission is free. Information: 755-1414.

Biggest Loser Race Series — The half marathon, 5K and 1 mile runs are 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25  at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Celebrity appearances and Finish Line Festival Entertainment and food offered. Information: biggestloserrunwalk.com.Online registration at active.com.

Chile Pepper Challenge — The El Paso Bicycle Club’s annual Big Ride is Sunday, Sept. 25, with ride distances of 100, 62, 40, 27 and 10 miles, all beginning and ending at Grace Gardens, 6701 Westside Drive. Start times are 7 a.m. (100 mile), 7:30 a.m. (62 mile), 8 a.m. (40 mile), 8:30 a.m. (27 mile) and 9 a.m. (10 mile). Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com. Route maps and more information at chilepepperchallenge.com.

Maná — The Guadalajara-based rock band performs Wednesday, Sept. 28, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $44.25, $69.25, $94.25, $144.25 and $169.25(Ticketmaster).

Penn & Teller — El Paso Live and R Entertainment welcome the groundbreaking magic and comedy duo at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets start at $35 (TicketMaster).

Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre in the UTEP Student Union opens its 34th season with the musical based on the hit 1994 film Sept. 30-Oct. 16. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Sunday dinner shows are 2:30 p.m.; non-dinner show Sunday 1:30 p.m.; matinee dates to be announced. Ticket information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.

‘Tomatoville, A Tasting For Tocando’ — The 3rd annual fundraiser for El Paso Symphony Orchestra's Tocando Music Project is 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at the home of Angel and Rosalia Beltran, 750 Linda. Tickets are $75. Information: 532-3776, epso.org and tocandomusicproject.org

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