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August 2019

Plaza Classic Film Festival — El Paso Community Foundation’s 12th annual classic and ”semi-classic” movie festival is Aug. 1-11. Screenings are in the Plaza’s Main (Kendle Kidd) Theatre and Philanthropy Theatre. Information: 533-4020 or plazaclassic.com.
  This year’s themes include space exploration, the year 1969, United Artists 100th anniversary and musicals.  Special guests this year include Academy Award nominees Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross, and award-winning television writer-producer Victoria Riskin.

Cool Canyon Nights — The 9th annual series of free outdoor summer concerts concludes with Que Creias, A Tribute to Selena, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre, sponsored by WestStar Bank. Patio performance at 6 p.m. with headliner at 7 p.m.  Admission is free but space is limited. VIP tickets are $10. Information: elpasolive.com.

The Oak Ridge Boys — The famed country and gospel four-part harmony vocal group perform at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 1-2, at the Spencer Theater for Performing Art, Alto, N.M. Tickets: $86-$89. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 17th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.
Aug. 2: Sangre Gitana (rumba, flamenco)
Aug. 10: Windy City (Chicago tribute)
Aug. 16: Prime 80’Z (80s retro)
Aug. 23: Fungi Mungle (70s funk, rock).

Our Lady of the Light Bazaar — Friday through Sunday, Aug. 2-4, at Our Lady of the Light Catholic Church, 4500 Delta. Information: 532-1757.

Alto Artists Studio Tour — The artists of the Alto, N.M., area will open their studios for the 16th annual free public tour Aug. 2-4. The self-guided tour features studios and galleries in Alto, Ruidoso and throughout Lincoln County. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: (432) 208-7957 altoartistsstudiotour.com or on Facebook.

Tap & Cork Craft Beer and Wine Fest – The 3rd annual event is Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2-3, at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, Fort Bliss, with live music, local vendors, food and drink. Information: 588-8247, bliss.armymwr.com or on Facebook at BlissTapAndCork.

Art & Wine in the Cool Pines — 5 to 8 p.m. Frida, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday,  Aug. 2-4, at Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum in Cloudcroft, N.M. Music by Mark “The Saxman” Garcia Friday; Rudy Wood and 3 Rivers Saturday; and DJ Dan Tana Sunday. Tickets: $10 for nondrinkers and age 18-20; $5 age 13-17; $15 for a glass. Information: (575) 682-2733 or coolcloudcroft.com.

Lincoln County Fair — The 66th annual fair is Monday through Saturday, Aug. 2-13, at the County Fairgrounds at 5th and Hwy 48 in Capitan, N.M. Information: (575) 648-2311 or lcfairnm.com.

Old Lincoln Days — The 79th annual celebration of Lincoln’s Wild West heritage is Aug. 2-4 in Lincoln, N.M. Vendors, food, living history demonstrations and wagon rides, parade and live music. Information: (575) 653-4372 or billythekidpageant.com or on Facebook at Billy the Kid Pageant.
  “Last Escape of Billy the Kid” folk pageant is 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($6 children).

El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s professional soccer team’s home games are at Southwest University Park. Tickets: $5 to $49. Information: 235-GOAL, eplocomotivefc.com.  Game time is 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Aug. 3: Portland Timbers 2
• Saturday, Aug. 17: Seattle Sounders FC2.

Bronco — The Norteño band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $40-$135 (Ticketmaster).

Tormenta — The Latin Grammy-winning band performs at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at El Maida Shrine Auditorium, 6331 Alabama. Tickets: $15 (eventbrite.com).

Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas. Ticket information: eventbrite.com or on Facebook.
• Everything is Terrible — The video blogging site’s live show is 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Tickets $15.
• Playboi Carti — The rapper performs at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5. Tickets: $30.
• Homeshake — The Montreal singer-songwriter performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. Tickets: $20.
• The Buttertones — The Los Angeles rock band performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. Tickets: $15.
• Godspeed You! Black Emperor — The Canadian experimental music collective performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14. Tickets: $28.
• Summer Salt — The “coral reef rock’ band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, with Motel Radio and Dante Elephante. Tickets: $15.
• Beach Goons — The indie rock band performs at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, with Junkie. Tickets: $13.
• Jakob Ogawa — The indie rocker performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20. Tickets: $15.
• KOTA The Friend — The hip-hop artist performs at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23. Tickets: $15 general admission; $35 with meet and greet.
• Seratones — The Louisiana rock band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. Tickets: $13.

Love Buzz — 3011 Pershing. Information: 257-3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915.
• Part Time with Gary Wilson — The punk band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Tickets: $10 (eventbrite).
• Dezorah — 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, with Great Shapes, Deep Shadows, If We Were Turtles and Space Captains Collective. No cover.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Trace Adkins — The country singer performs 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Tickets: $39-$99.
• Chris Tomlin — The Christian artist performs 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23. Tickets: $39-$99.
• Justin Shandor — The Elvis Tribute artist is 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. Tickets: $55 general admission.

Days of Remembrance Summer Expo — The 14th annual Bridal, Quince and Sweet 16 expo is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at El Paso Convention Center. Admission: $5; age 12 and under free. Information: 740-4349 or elegantpenguinenterprises.com.

Race for the Future — The 4th annual 5K run and 1-mile walk is 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Up & Running, 3233 N. Mesa. Kids dash at 7:40 a.m. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Blink 182 — The pop punk favorites perform Sunday, Aug. 4, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with guest Neck Deep. Tickets: $42.75-$102.75 (Ticketmaster).

El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team plays Southwest University Park in Downtown El Paso.  Game times are 7 p.m. (Sunday games are 6 p.m.). Tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
Aug. 7-9: Round Rock Express
Aug. 10-13: San Antonio Missions
Aug. 19-21: Fresno Grizzlies
Aug. 22-25: Sacramento River Cats
Aug. 26-29: Salt Lake Bees.

El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $6-$22 at ticketweb.com.   Information: 779- 5233, elpasocomicstrip.com.
July 5-7: Doug T Hypnosis Show
July 11-14: Martin Moreno
Aug. 1-4: Kabir Singh
Aug. 15-18: Willie Barcena
Aug. 29-Sept. 1: Co-headliners Ian Lara and Elliott Threat.
  Social media sensation Raymond Orta and friends perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, and 7:30 and 10 p.n. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8-11. Tickets: $20 general admission ($25 VIP).
  Kountry Wayne performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-24. Tickets: $30 ($50 VIP).

Borderlands International Music Conference — The music networking event is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Wyndham Airport, 2027 Airway. Information: borderlandsimc@gmail.com or on Facebook at BorderlandsIMC.

Tailgate 2019 — The annual outdoor concert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises funds for the Flickinger Center. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. in the upper parking lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Information: (575) 437-2202. Reservations at flickingercenter.com. Single event tickets $25-$45 per vehicle if spaces available. Walk up tickets are $10 ($15 couples).
• Saturday, Aug. 10: Big Band on the Rio Grande
• Saturday, Catfish Fry Blues Band.

Bug Fest — The El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, hosts its annual bugfest 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-11. Admission: $7.50-$12. Information: 212-0966 or elpasozoo.org.

NPC Sun City Regional National Qualifier — The bodybuilding competition is Saturday, Aug. 10, at UTEP’ Magoffin Auditorium. Pre-judging begins at 9:30 a.m., finals at 6 p.m. Information:suncityregionalelpaso.com.

Children’s Grief Center Memory Walk - The 5K run, 5k fun run/walk and 1-mile family fun walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Album Park, 3001 Parkwood. Information: 532-6004 or raceadventuresunlimted.com.

Sleepspent — The El Paso-based indie rock band performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at Monarch, 204 Rio Grande. RSVP: sleepspent.com.

Kharisma James Scholarship 5K — EPCC and Veterans Resource Center host the 5K run and 1-mile adaptive and fun walk at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at Valle Verde campus Americana Language Village, 919 Hunter. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com. Information: 831-2398.

Our Lady of the Valley Bazaar — The church and school, 8600 Winchester, hosts its annual kermess Friday through Sunday, Aug. 16-18. Information: (Parish Office) 859-7939.

Fiesta de San Lorenzo — The annual fiesta at San Lorenzo Catholic Church in Clint is Friday through Sunday, Aug. 9-11. Admission is free to all events. Information: 851-2255 or sanlorenzocatholicchurch.com.

‘Matilda’ — Kids-N-Co. closes its season with the musical based on the Roald Dahl book Aug. 16-Sept. 1, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $5-$7. Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook.

Napoleón — The Mexican singer performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $35-$150 (Ticketmaster).

El Paso Pro-Musica Summer Fest — El Paso Pro-Musica’s summer concert “Spanish Nights” is 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Pianist Alfredo Oyaguez Montero, violinist Helen Hwaya Kim, violist Ethan Filner, and EPPM Artistic Director and Grammy-winning cellist Zuill Bailey will perform. Ticket information: 747-8163 or eppm.org. Workshops, pop-up performances and more run Aug. 13-18.

El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18, at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Admission: $5. Free for active duty military. Information: 345-6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.

Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots — The hilarious nationally syndicated radio host and musician present his “It’s Just the Two of Us (…Sorry)” Tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Plaza Theatre, with special guest Emma Klein and featuring Walter Burroughs. Tickets: $30 to $40; $85 VIP (Ticketmaster).

Jazz Unlimited Big Band — Discover El Paso presents a fundraising performance by the band, playing music from the 20’s through ’50s, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 1810 Elm, with coffee and desserts. Tickets: $30. Information: 261-9848.

Tour de Tolerance — The 14th annual “Riding to Remember” bicycling event, benefiting the El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, is Sunday, Aug. 18, with a 50K competitive or non-competitive bike ride and a 5K run/walk. Information: 351-0048, ext. 24, elpasoholocaustmuseum.org or on Facebook.

Borderland Roller Derby — A doubleheader featuring Sexies vs. Chulas, and Catrinas vs. Viudas is 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $7-10 ($7 with valid military ID; $1 for ages 10 and younger) at brownpapertickets.com. Information: borderlandrollerderby.com or on Facebook.

Mon Laferte — The Chilean singer performs her “La Gira De Norma” show at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $36-$76; VIP $226 (Ticketmaster).

Teo González — The veteran Mexican standup comic (aka “el comediante de la cola de caballo”) performs his Spanish language show at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $35-$90 (Ticketmaster).

Feria del Valle kermes — Friday through Sunday, Aug. 23-25, at Cristo Rey Catholic Church,t 8011 Williamette. Information: 591-0688.

Latin ’90s Pop Tour —Latin artists OV7, Mercurio, Magneto, JNS, The Sacados and Caló come together at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $32-$178 (Ticketmaster).

Feasts with Beasts Fiesta — The gala event and preview party for the new Chihuahuan Desert Exhibits is 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano. Proceeds benefit the zoo. Information: 212-0245.

‘Dancing Queen, The Music of Abba’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra presents the music of Abba, with rock band and vocalists, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: epso.org or Ticketmaster. Information: 532-3776.

Trails & Rails Run — The 8-mile run, 5K and 1-mile kids dash is Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Trestle Recreation Area  near Cloudcroft, N.M. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Rough Riders Turkey Run — Rough Riders Motorcycle Club Hueco Chapter, hosts its 15th annual run to fund Thanksgiving turkeys for the needy 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, from Barnett Harley Davidson to San Elizario. Cost: $10. Information: rough-riders-mc.com.

Home Run for the Homeless — The 6th annual 5K and Kids Dash benefiting El Paso’s Opportunity Center for the Homeless at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at Southwest University Park. Registration at raceadventuresunlimted.com.

Back to School Spirit Week — El Paso Community College hosts back-to-school celebrations at its various campuses Aug. 26-30. Information: epcc.edu/50.

José María Napoleón — The Mexican singer and composer brings his 50th anniversary tour to El Paso at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $35-$150 (Ticketmaster).

Nelly, TLC and Flo Rida — The three top hip-hop artists perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $32.75-$72.75 VIP packages: $150-$250. (Ticketmaster).

Boz Scaggs — The legendary musician’s “Out of the Blues Tour” is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $39.50-$80 (Ticketmaster).

Molotov — The Mexican rockers perform an all ages free show Thursday, Aug. 29, outdoors at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Doors open at 5 p.m. Information: 860-7777, speakingrock.com

St. Mark Church Bazaar — Saturday, Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at 11700 Pebble Hills. Information: 857-2955 or stmarkcatholicchurch.org.

El Mundo da Vueltas — The Latin music tour featuring T3R Elemento with Lenin Ramírez and Oscar Cortez is 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $40-$180 (Ticketmaster).

Danny Ray Sanchez Memorial Run — The 6th annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk is Saturday, Aug. 31, at Montwood High School. Information: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

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