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August 2017

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

Vans Warped Tour 2017 — The annual music and extreme sports event returns to Las Cruces 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the NMSU Intramural Field, featuring more seven live music stages. Several extreme sports and lifestyle events and displays also featured. Line-up may vary. Gates open at 10 a.m. Tickets: $34.25 general admission (Ticketmaster); also at Journeys stores or online at vanswarpedtour.com.

Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Big Jesus — Indie rock band, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Civil Youth — The Philly alternative rock band performs 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, with Kilo and The Dew, Frenzi and Pilots of Venus. Admission is free.
• The Chamanas — Latin Grammy nominated band, 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. Tickets: $8-$10.
• The Head — The indie rock band performs 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, with Coastlands and Dayluta Means Kindness. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Betty Who — Australian singer-songwriter, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, with Geographer. Tickets: $15 (VIP tickets $199).
• Shabazz Palace — Seattle hip-hop duo, 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, with Porter Ray. Tickets: $15-$17.
• Pelican — 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 23, with Inter Arma. Tickets: $12-$15.
• The Frights — The surf punk band performs at 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, with King Shelter and On Drugs. Tickets: $10-$12.

Alto Artists Studio Tour — The artists of the Alto, N.M., area will open their studios for the 14th annual free public tour Aug. 3-6. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: altoartistsstudiotour.com.
  A free public preview party with the artists is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Spencer Theater.

Plaza Classic Film Festival — El Paso Community Foundation’s 10th annual classic and ”semi-classic” movie festival returns Aug. 3-13. BScreenings are in the Plaza’s Main (Kendle Kidd) Theatre, Philanthropy Theatre and outdoor Festival Plaza. Passes are $200; limited number of Film Club Fiesta passes for age 14-18 are $100 each. Individual show tickets to be announced. Information: 533-4020 or plazaclassic.com.

‘Calendar Girls’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, opens its season with the July 21-Aug. 13. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $11 ($9 seniors; $8 students and military). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.

‘The Yeoman and the Guard’ — Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El Paso’s 48th annual production presents the classical operetta July 28-Aug. 6, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Showtime is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 students, seniors and military) in advance; $12 ($10 students, seniors and military) at the door. Information, reservations: 584-9319, GSelPaso.org or on Facebook at GandSElPaso.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 15th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. Information: 534-0633, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.
Aug. 4: Mariachi Paso Del Norte
Aug. 11: Wind City (Chicago Tribute)
Aug. 18: Twisted Hams (classic rock)
Aug. 25: Fixed Idea (ska)

Old Lincoln Days — The 77th annual celebration of Lincoln’s Wild West heritage is Aug. 4-6 in Lincoln, N.M. Information: (575) 653-4372 or billythekidpageant.com or on Facebook.

Warrant and Winger — The metal bands perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, Mescalero, N.M. Tickets: $35-$65. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana.  Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook. Tickets at holdmyticket.com. Information on Facebook at RockHouseDiveBarKitchen.
• 50 Shades of Men — The touring male revue is 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4. Call for tickets; limited seating (VIP packages available).
• Devil In California — The rock band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 with guests Dahlmers Realm. Cost: $5.
• Greg Howe — The legendary guitarist’s Wheelhouse Tour is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, with bass guitar legend Stu Hamm and drummer Gianluca Palmieri. Admission: $20 at the door (no pre-sales).
• Make Them Suffer — The Australian deathcore band’s Worlds Apart North American Tour is 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, with guests Enterprise Earth, and Sprite. All ages show. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 day of show.
• Hemlock in El Paso, TX — 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24.

Crystal Gayle — The Grammy and CMA award winner showcases her crystalline vocals at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Spencer Theater for Performing Arts in Alto, N.M. Tickets: $39-$89. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.

Tap & Cork Craft Beer and Wine Fest – Family and MWR Special Events hosts the inaugural event 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5-6, at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center. Tickets: $15-$20, sold at neonticket.com. Information: 588-8247.

First Year Fest — The band First Year hosts a “homegrown, home-brewed, and home hosted,” all-day music festival, 2:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at 4031 Roadside Court, showcasing 10 of El Paso’ s best alternative and punk rock bands. Food trucks on site. Admission: $5. Information: 471-6089 or firstyearpunk.com.

Art & Wine in the Cool Pines — The wine and art festival is Saturday and  Sunday, Aug. 5-6, at Sacramento Mountain Historical Museum in Cloudcroft, N.M. with art, wine, food and live music. Information: (575) 682-2932 or cloudcroftmuseum.com.

Race for the Future — The 5K run and 1-mile walk benefiting Community Partners of El Paso, Inc. and IREM El Paso is 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Western Playland, 1249 Futurity in Sunland Park. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

El Paso’s International Festival —  Latino El Paso hosts the celebration of world music styles 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at New Underground Lounge, 500 San Francisco (inside and outside), plus vendors, food trucks, drinks, dominos, jumping balloons, mechanical bull and more. All ages event. Admission: $10 (free age 10 and younger). Information: latinoselpaso.com or on facebook.

FHT Explorers Law Enforcement Memorial Run — The 5K run and 1 mile walk benefitting Fort Hancock Explorer Post 881 is 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Album (Eastwood) Park, 3001 Parkwood. Information: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

El Paso Pro-Musica Summer Fest — El Paso Pro-Music’s first summer concert series kicks off 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Alamo Drafthouse, 250 E Montecillo, with a free meet-the-artists event. Information: 833-9400 or eppm.org.
Festival events:
• EPPM-100 “Summer Music Celebration” is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at El Adobe Recording Studios, 5301 El Paso. Tickets: $100.
• A Las Cruces Family Concert is 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at NMSU Atkinson Recital Hall in Las Cruces. Tickets: $5.
• A Meet Zuill & Friends at the EPPM Guild Membership Brunch is planned for 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11. Call for details: 833-9400.
• Pop-Up Concert with Zuill & Friends is 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Hillside Coffee Shop, at Montecillo,4935 N Mesa  Admission is free.
• A Kick-Off Concert for the new UTEP Center for Arts Entrepreneurship on the UTEP campus is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. Tickets: $5.

Lincoln County Fair — The 64th annual fair is Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 9-12, at the County Fairgrounds at 5th and Hwy 48 in Capitan, N.M. Admission is free. Information: (575) 648-2311 or lincolnextension.nmsu.edu.

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909or trickyfalls.com.
• Phora — The rapper’s Yours Truly Tour is 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10. Tickets: $15.
• Fixed Idea 25th Anniversary Concert — The local “chuco ska” band’s anniversary concert is Saturday, Aug. 12, with Hot Rod Boogie, Malibu RU, City Mishaps and Frontera Bugalu. Tickets: $6 in advance; $7 at the door.
• Letters from The Fire — The hard rock band performs 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22. Tickets: $12-$15.

Rock the House V — Isaiah House of El Paso hosts its 5th annual dinner and dance benefit 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at Crystal Palace Ballroom, 1550 Hawkins, Suite 18. Buffet dinner 7 to 8 p.m., followed by music and dancing. Tickets: $30. Information: 422-8557 or isaiahhouseelp.org.

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 time is 7:05 p.m., except at listed. Tickets: $5-$24. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
Aug. 11-14: Las Vegas 51s. Bark at the Park bring-your-dog night is Sunday, Aug. 13; game begins at 6:05 p.m.
Aug. 15-18: Albuquerque Isotopes.
Aug. 24-27: Sacramento River Cats. Aug. 24 is 6:35 p.m. and Aug. 27 is 6:05 p.m.
Aug. 28-31: Fresno Grizzlies. Game time is 6:35 p.m. nightly.

Fiesta de San Lorenzo — The annual fiesta at San Lorenzo Catholic Church in Clint is noon to midnight Friday through Sunday, Aug. 11-13. Admission is free to all events. Information: 851-2255 or sanlorenzocatholicchurch.com.

Big Bend Ranch Rodeo — The annual Working Ranch Cowboy Association-sanctioned rodeo is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11-12, at the Sul Ross State University S.A.L.E. arena, Hwy 90 E, in Alpine. Tickets: $10; free for age 12 and younger. Information: (432) 364-2696, bigbendranchrodeo.com or on Facebook.

Tailgate 2017 — Concerts begin at 8 p.m. on various Saturdays in the upper parking lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo, N.M., benefiting the Flickinger Center. Gates open 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Single event tickets available for $45 per vehicle. Walk up tickets are $10 ($15 couples).Information: flickingercenter.com.
Aug. 12: Hard Road Trio
Aug. 26: Big Band on the Rio Grande.

Otero County Fair — The 78th annual fair and rodeo is Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 16-19 at the fairgrounds in Alamogordo, N.M. Information: (575) 434-0788 or oterofair.com.

Sun City Regional Classic — National qualifier body building, figure, physique and bikini championships are Saturday, Aug. 12, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Prejudging begins at 9:30 a.m.; finals at 6 p.m.
Ticket information: (575) 649-6789, hfprodonline.com or on Facebook at H & F Productions.

HomeRun for the Homeless — The 4th annual 5K and Kids Dash benefiting El Paso’s Opportunity Center for the Homeless at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Clock Tower at Southwest University Park on Durango Street. Registration at raceadventuresunlimted.com.

Cristian Castro — The Latin hit vocalist performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $45 to $140 (Ticketmaster).

Forrest Leamon Memorial Run — The 10K and 5K run, 1-mile walk and kids fun run benefiting the Survivors Benefit Fund of the DEA are 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at Braden Aboud Memorial Park, 4325 Riverbend. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Fort Bayard Birthday — Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society celebrates the fort’s 151st birthday celebration Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 15-16, at the Fort Bayard Museum in Fort Bayard, N.M. Information: (575) 956-3294, (575) 388-9123 or fortbayard.org.

Movies in the Canyon — El Paso Live  hosts the 9th annual free movie season at the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 18-Sept. 30. Showtimes are at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.). Information: 534-0665, elpasolive.com, moviesinthecanyon.com.

Exhibitions in Dis/connection — The Border Theatre’s annual collaborative performing and visual arts exhibition is 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Aug. 18-20, and Aug. 25-27, at Glasbox Studios, 1500 Texas. Information: 412-5283 or bordertheatre.org.

The Great SW UN-Eclipse RV Rally — The NM Museum of Space History hosts a multi-day rally highlighting Otero County destinations Friday through Sunday, Aug. 18-21, coinciding with the total solar eclipse Aug. 21. Information: (575) 437-2840 nmspacemuseum.org or on Facebook.

El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-20, at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Admission: $5 for both days. Free admission with active duty military I.D. Information: 345-6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.

New Mexico Flavor Fest — Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-20, at Eagle Creek Outdoor Sports Complex, in Ruidoso. Information: (844) 524-7253 or NMFlavorFest.com.

Run to the Copper Country Car Show – The 25th annual car show is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Gough Park in Silver City, N.M. Information/registration: (575) 313-9700, (575) 574-2186 or coppercountrycruizers.com or on Facebook.

Tour de Holloman — The 49-mile cycling event is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Domenici Fitness Center, Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo, N.M. Information: (575) 572-2529. Registration at active.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. 19, at Album Park, 3001 Parkwood. Information: 532-6004 or raceadventuresunlimted.com.

‘Classical Mystery Tour’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra presents the critically acclaimed tribute to The Beatles at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30 to $75 (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.

Tour de Tolerance — The 12th annual “Riding to Remember” bicycling and running event, benefiting the El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, is Sunday, Aug. 20, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, with 100K at 7 a.m. and 50K ride at 8:45 a.m. and 5K run/walk at 7:45 a.m. Information: elpasoholocaustmuseum.org.

Run with A Purpose — St. Raphael’s 3rd annual 5K run and 1 mile walk is planned for Sunday, Aug. 20, at Album Park, 10259 Album. Information: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Sun City Roller Girls — The Roller Girls’ next bout is a doubleheader at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $7-$10. Information: suncityrollergirls.com.

Great American Duck Race — The 38th annual running of the ducks is Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 24-27, in Deming, N.M. Information: demingduckrace.com.

‘Road and Pour’ Safari Nights Gala – El Paso Zoological Society’s largest annual fundraiser is Friday, Aug. 25, at El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano. Gate open for sit-down VIP dinner at 5 p.m. with general admission 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets: $125 (VIP tickets $275). Information: elpasozoosociety.org.

EPSO Gala — El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s 87th season celebration is Friday, Aug. 25, with dinner, dancing and live music and cocktails. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.

St. Nicholas Greek Food Festival — The 31st annual festival of vibrant Greek culture is Aug. 25-27 at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, 124 S. Festival. Information: 833-0882 or on Facebook at EP Greek Food Fest.

Emmanual — The Mexican singer performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $59-$200. (Ticketmaster).

The Las Cruces Fun Hunt — The 24-hour scavenger hunt hosted by Las Cruces Event Planning is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 26-27. Cost: $150 per tem by 4 p.m. Aug. 1; $175 per team after. Information: (575) 522-1232 or LasCrucesFunHunt.com.

Trails & Rails Run — The 8-mile run, 5K and 1 mile kids dash is Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Trestle Recreation Area near Cloudcroft, N.M. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Farruko — The popular reggaeton and Latino trap singer brings his “TrapXFicante Tour” to the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. Tickets: $49.50, $59.50, $69.50 and $89.50 (Ticketmaster).

‘Irish Run’ — Cathedral High School’s 5K run and 1-mile fun run and walk begins at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at Cathedral High School, 1309 N. Stanton. Register at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

UTEP Volleyball — The Miners host Texas Tech 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Memorial Gym. Information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.

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