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September 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

El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team plays home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
  Aug. 31-Sept. 3: Tacoma Rainiers. Game time 7:05 Friday and Saturday, 6:05 p.m. Sunday, and 1:05 p.m. Monday. Harry Potter Night Saturday.

St. Mark Fest 2018 — Saint Mark Church,11700 Pebble Hills, hosts its Labor Day weekend family festival 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, and 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, with live music, food and beverages and lots of entertainment. Admission is free. Information: 300-2800 or stmarkcatholicchurch.org.
Marfa Lights Festival — The 32nd annual festival that pays tribute to Marfa’s mysterious lights is Friday through Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2 around the Presidio County Courthouse in Marfa, Texas. Information: marfacc.com.

Franciscan Festival of Fine Arts — Holy Cross Retreat Center, 600 Holy Cross Road in Mesilla Park, will showcase the works of 80 to 90 area artists 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1-2. The event includes an enchilada dinner, food vendors, silent auction, raffle, live music and beer garden. Admission is free; donations taken at the door. Information: (575) 524-3688 or franciscanfestival.org.

St. Anthony’s Bazaar — The 54th annual Labor Day weekend festival is noon to 11 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Sept. 1-3, at the St. Anthony’s Seminary, 4501 Hastings (at Crescent). Food, games and live entertainment. Admission is free. Information: 566-2261 or Facebook.

Great American Rockabilly Riot — The 7th annual Kustom Kulture Extravaganza, hosted by Hardknocks Car Club, is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2, at El Paso County Coliseum, with a Kustom Car and Motorcycle Show, a Classic Pin-Up Contest, Vendors, Food Trucks, Adult Beverages, live tattooing and a Kiddie Corral. Tickets: $12 per day; $20 for both days (Ticketmaster). Age 12 and younger free. Information: rockabillyrioteptx.com. 
  Saturday’s headliner is Voodoo Glow Skulls with Reno Divorce, Rockabilly Strangers, Pope Paul & the Illegals and Ian Rosewood.
  Sunday’s Headliner is Dale Watson with Kitty Rose and the Rattlers, Bobby Rosales and the Premiers, Sorry About Your Sister and Los Chucanos.

Cloudcroft Labor Day Hoopla — The annual family party is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2, on Burro Avenue in Cloudcroft. Street dance is 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, and family social beginning at noon Sunday. Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733 or 1-866-682-8777 or coolcloudcroft.com.

Harvest Wine Fest — The New Mexico Wine Growers Association presents its Labor Day Weekend festival Saturday through Monday, Sept. 1-3, at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las Cruces. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. Admission: $20, includes souvenir wine glass. Designated drivers and age 15-20; $5. Military; $17 (with valid current DoD ID). Tickets available at holdmyticket.com. Information:            
(575) 649-8994, vivavino@nmwine.com, nmwine.org or on Facebook.

Hatch Chile Festival — The “chile capital of the world” holds its 47th annual celebration 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1-2, at the Hatch Airport on N.M. Hwy 26, 1 1/2 miles west of Hatch. Admission; $10 carload. Information: (575) 267-5483, hatchchilefest.com or on Facebook.

‘Rolling Stones’ Gem and Mineral Show — Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society’s 35th annual show is Sept. 1-3 at the Grand County Veterans’ Memorial Conference Center, 3031 U.S. 180 E in 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: rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com.

Taste of Downtown Silver City — The annual benefit for Silver City MainStreet Project is 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, in downtown Silver City, with food samples from various menu items from different restaurants and shops, vendors and more at 17 different locations. Tickets: $20, available in advance at Visitor Center, 201 N. Hudson, The Place, 201 Bullard or SilverCityMainStreet.com.
  Tickets available day of event at The Hub, 600 N. Bullard.

UTEP Football — The Miners open their season hosting the Lumberjacks of Northern Arizona at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Information: 544-5234 or utepathletics.com.
  Northern Arizona is a Division I FCS team that places in the Big Sky Conference, finishing last year with a a 7-5 record. UTEP went winless last year for its worst season ever, rated as last in Division I BCS football.

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

Signal Peak Challenge — The mountain biking event, “Signal Peak: The Next Generation,” is 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, in Silver City, N.M. Simple lunch follows for all racers. Registration (by Aug. 29): $60 ($30 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. 2, at SISD Aquatic Center and Student Activity Complex, 1257 Southview Court. Participants may race as an individual or as part of a relay team. 
  Registration: $110 individual; $60 per person for 2-person relay; $55 per person for 3-person relay; $100 for aquabike (swin-bike). Registration at raceelpaso.com/eagle-in-the-sun.

UTEP Women’s Soccer — Home games are at UTEP’s University Field. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.
Sept. 2: Northern Illinois, 6 p.m.
Sept. 20: Marshall, 7 p.m.
Sept. 23: NMSU, 6 p.m.
Sept. 27: UAB, 7 p.m.
Sept. 30: Middle Tennessee, 6 p.m.

John Mueller’s ‘Winter Dance Party’ — The live tribute concert recreating the performances of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Big Bopper is 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, at the Spencer Theater for Performing Arts in Alto, N.M. Tickets: $39-$69. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.

Luis Miguel — The famed Mexican crooner brings North American Tour to El Paso at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, to UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $43 to $263.20. VIP packages start at $688.(Ticketmaster).

All American Futurity — The running of the 60th All American Futurity is Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, which marks the end of the racing season at Ruidoso Downs. Information: (575) 378-4431 or raceruidoso.com.

Alice in Chains — The Seattle rock band performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $39.50-$69.50 (Ticketmaster).

Jazz at Sunset — El Paso Community College will host the free outdoor jazz show 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at EPCC’s Valle Verde Campus’s Americana Language Village, 919 Hunter with performances by saxophonist Doug Webb from Los Angeles, Billy Townes, Ocean’s Four, and El Paso Jazz Collective. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Information: 831-2292 or epcc.edu.

‘Mudd For Matches’ — Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region hosts its 9th annual mud volleyball fundraiser 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Grapevine Event Plaza and Picacho Peak Brewery, 3900 W. Picacho, in Las Cruces. Team registration: $500 (deadline is Aug. 27); spectator admission is free. Information: (575) 449-4748. Forms at lcmudd.org.

‘Dragons & Skulls’ Skull Run 5K — Fantasy and Fear Race Tour between an army of undead dragons, zombies, and fire-folk, and the Star Gazers of the Planet Aleuria begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Location to be announced. $30 per person; register at active.com. Information: fantasyandfear.com or on Facebook.

Run for the Mountain — LCMC Foundation’s 2nd annual 5K run/walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Ruidoso Links Walking Path, 685 Hull in Ruidoso. Registration: $20 at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Chris Young — The platinum-selling entertainer’s “Losing Sleep 2018 Tour” is Thursday, Sept. 13, at NMSU’s Pan American Center in Las Cruces, with special guests Kane Brown and Morgan Evans. Tickets: $39-$79; VIP packages offered. (Ticketmaster).

Borderland Roller Derby — Chula vs. Sexies bout is 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $10; ($7 with valid military ID; $1 for ages 10 and younger; or $8 each for pack of six) at brownpapertickets.com. Information: borderlandrollerderby.com or on Facebook.

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com.
• September Mourning — The hardcore fantasy metal band performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in The Perch with Kaleido, Charcoal Tongue and Crash. Tickets: $10.
• Grizzly Bear — The American rock band performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. Tickets: $28.
• Chaos Chaos, Yeek — The sister band (former known as Smoosh) performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Upon a Burning Body — The San Antonio metal band headlines their “Bill & Shred’s Excellent Tour-Venture” at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, with Nekrogoblikon, Buried Above Ground, Adrift on River Styx and Texas Gigantism. Tickets: $16-$20.
• Tribal Seeds — The reggae band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, with Iya Terra. Tickets: $20-$25.

Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Flamingosis — The elctronic R&B musician performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12. Tickets: $15-$18.
• The Crystal Method — The American electronic music group performs at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. Tickets: $20.
• Fat Nick — The Miami hip-hop artist performs at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. Tickets: $18 general admission; $50 VIP Eat & Greet.
• Dilly Dally — The Canadian alt rock band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25. Tickets: $12.

Pops Under The Stars — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra performs an outdoor concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Plaza de Las Cruces, 101 N. Main (Downtown Mall). Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $16 (open seating); $51 VIP seating ($510 table of 10); available at holdmyticket.com. Information: (575) 646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.

Santa Teresa Charity Golf Tournament — The 19th annual tournament is 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Vista Hills Country Club, 2210 Trawood. Information: (575) 589-2200 or priscila@gpiinc.biz.

Khalid — The five-time Grammy-nominated R&B singer comes home to El Paso for his “915 Hometown Show” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-15, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets start at $44. (Ticketmaster).

Stephen Stills and Judy Collins — The music legends perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at NMSU’s Pan American Center in Las Cruces. Tickets: $55.50 and $65.50 (Ticketmaster).

‘Encores & Overtures’ — El Paso Opera and El Paso Ballet presents the annual event 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place, with cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner and live performances. Tickets: $125. Information: 581-5534, amarcee@epopera.org or epopera.org.

Beer Bites and Beats — KISS FM and Deadbeach Brewery hosts the new Craft Beer Festival 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 15, at Epic Railyard Center, and other locations throughout Downtown El Paso. featuring headline entertainment vy Blue October with opening act the Chamanas. Admission: $15. Information: beerbitesandbeats.com.
• A Beer Bites and Beats Golf Tournament is 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Butterfield Trail Golf Club.
• A Bikes and Barley event biking tour is planned for Thursday, Sept. 13, followed by a beer dinner.
• Sunrise Yoga Brunch is Friday, Sept. 14.

3 Doors Down — The rock band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, with special guest Collective Soul at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets: $59-$129 (Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster). Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

Sun City Comic Con — Sun City SciFi returns with its comic con featuring DC Comics/Wildstorm artist Eddie Nunez 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, with vendors, gaming, cosplay and more. Location to be announced Tickets: $5. Information on Facebook at Sun City SciFi.

Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Fest — The 3rd annual wildly infamous festival is Saturday, Sept. 15, at its new location at Born TX Raised, 2106 N. Zaragoza, with 40 tequilas to sample, cervezas, music, lawn games, taco food trucks, lucha libre, vendors and more. Tickets: $25 age 21 and over only; $50 VIP (Eventbrite.com). Information on Facebook.

Lumberjack Day — The annual event is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, in Zenith Park, Cloudcroft, N.M. with axe throw and standing block chop and “hot saw” competitions, demonstrations and more. Admission is free for spectators. Participant fee is $5 per event. Information: (575) 682-2733 or coolcloudcroft.com/lumberjack-day.
  A lumberjack pancake and coffee breakfast is 7:30 to noon in Zenith Park. Cost is $5.

Fort Davis Cyclefest — The 42nd annual bike tour series is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16, in Fort Davis. The main event begins at 8 a.m. (Central Time) Saturday, with rides of 10, 27, 55 and 76 miles, leaving from Prude Ranch, 5 miles west of Fort Davis Texas on Highway 118. Information: (432) 426-3237. Entry fees vary. Registration: $55. On-site registration: $60. Early registration at active.com. 
  The “infamous” Mt. Locke Hill Climb to the McDonald Observatory begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, with 1.5 and 7-mile options. Registration: $20.

‘Celebrate Authors’ — Friends of the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library 5th annual event is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, in the Roadrunner Room of the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho in Las Cruces. The event celebrates Southern New Mexico authors with book talks, displays, and book signings. Information: libraryfriendslc.org.

McKelligon Canyon Challenge — El Paso on the Move’s 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Plumb and Unspoken — The Christian rock artist Plumb (Tiffany Arbuckle) and band Unspoken present their “We Are One Tour” 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1201 Hawkins with special guest Dan Bremnes. Tickets: $15 general admission; $75 VIP packages (Ticketfly.com).

Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally — The 49th annual rally and trade show are Wednesday through Sunday, Sept. 19-23 in Ruidoso, N.M. PInformation: (575) 973-4977, motorcyclerally.com, or on Facebook at RuidosoRally.

Otero County Fair — The 79th annual fair and rodeo is Wednesday through Saturday, Sept. 19-23 at the fairgrounds, 401 Fairgrounds Road in Alamogordo, N.M. Information: (575) 434-0788, oterofair.com or on Facebook at Otero County Fair & Rodeo.

Jack White — The legendary rock guitarist and one half of the White Stripes performs 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $42 and $62 (Ticketmaster).

Trans-Pecos Festival — El Cosmico vintage trailer lodge at 802 S. Highland in Marfa, Texas, hosts the 13th annual festival of Music + Love Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 20-23, with live music, sandlot baseball, Saturday night barbecue, food trucks, camping arts and crafts, vendors, workshops and other activities. Tickets: $250 three-day pass for music only; $325 with camping. Information: (432) 729-1950 or elcosmico.com.

Gila River Festival — The Gila Conservation Coalition’s 14th annual festival is Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 20-23, at various locations in Silver City, N.M. Registration: (575) 538-8078. Information: gilariverfestival.org or on Facebook.
The event will also include music by Las Cruces’ Caliente Band and wines from La Esperanza Vineyard and Winery.

EPSO’s ‘Van Cliburn Gold’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bohuslav Rattay, opens its season with guest pianist Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoon, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21-22, in the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $16-$45; $9 and $11 for students (Ticketmasters). Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.

El Paso Roller Derby — A doubleheader is 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad, featuring TexPistols vs. West Texas Roller Derby, and Beast Mode vs. Holligans. Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $5 for military; free for age 10 and younger. Season tickets: $50. Information: (623) 285-4670, eprollerderby.com, or on Facebook at eprollerderby.

XCel Energy Tour de Ocho Millas — The 8th annual bicycle tour is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Bottomless Lakes State Park in Roswell, N.M. Tour de Ocho Millas offers rides of 1 to 8 laps around the 8-mile loop (8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, or 64 miles). Registration: $40; $50 race day. Information: ochomillas.com or on Facebook at Tour De Ocho Millas.

National Border Patrol Museum 5K — National Border Patrol Museum & Memorial Library Foundation’s 2nd annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk benefiting the museum is 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Old Glory Memorial, 9550 Gateway North. Registration: $20; $15 per member for teams of 10 or more. Race day registration is $25. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com. Inforamtion: borderpatrolmuseum.com.

Stampede in the Park with The Arc — Arc del Paso will host its 5K run and 5K and 1 mile walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Registration: $20; $15 Arc members. Car fee for park entrance: $2. Information: 564-4978 or thearcofelpaso.org. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Sgt. Ruben Orozco Torch Run - El Paso County Sheriff’s Officers Association's 11th annual 8K Run/2 Mile Walk benefiting Special Olympics Texas Area-19 programs is 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at G2 Restaurant, Cincinnati and Stanton in Kern Place. The 8K begins at 8 a.m. with the 2-mile walk at 8:15 a.m. Information: 533-8229 or sotx.org/ro8k.

Chayanne — The Latin pop superstar’s “Desde El Alma” tour is 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets start at $61.50 (Ticketmaster).

Fall Out Boy — The multi-platinum selling, Grammy-winning rock band Fall Out Boy performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Special guest is Machine Gun Kelly. Tickets: $43.75 to $63.75; VIP packages $143-$204 (Ticketmaster).

Eat Authentico! Restaurant Crawl – The Downtown foodie event is Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 26-28. Information: downtownelpaso.com.

Fajitas & Margaritas for Scholarships — El Paso Community College’s Culinary Arts program benefit event is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at EPCC’s Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount, Building B Foyer. Information: 831-6483 or epcc.edu/foundation.

Wildcat Mile Run/Walk — The 43th annual 1-mile event hosted by St. Clement’s School is 6:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com. Information: 533-4248 or tjacobes@stclements.org.

Walking Words — The progressive dinner fundraiser in Historic Silver City for the Southwest Festival of the Written Word is 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Guests will walk to three top restaurants in downtown Silver City. Registration: $150; call (505) 881-2499.

El Paso Space Festival — Insights has teamed up with the El Paso Elks Lodge #187 and Boy Scout Troop 187 for El Paso’s inaugural space festival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at El Paso Elks Lodge 187, 2278 Trawood. Early-bird tickets are $3 (admission $5 at the door); free admission with donation of toiletries. All attendees should RSVP via insightselpaso.org/el-paso-space-festival/. Information: 534-0000.

Sun City Showdown — The 4th annual car show is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Western Technical College, 9624 Plaza Circle, with top 25 and specialty trophies awarded. Details to be announced. Information: Mario, 472-3882 or Harry, 217-6482

Alejandro Fernandez y Los Tigres del Norte — The Latin superstar and the famed norteño band perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $51-$151 (Ticketmaster).

Trapfest Block Party — “America’s Premier Trap and Bass Music Tour” returns for its 6th anniversary all-ages block party 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at North Mesa and East Main in Downtown El Paso. Tickets $22 general admission; $42 VIP at Trapfest.com.

J Balvin Vibras Tour — The Colombian superstar performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Don Haskins Center in support of his new album. Tickets range from $33 to $420 (Ticketmaster).

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