Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Doors open at 9 p.m. (show time at 10 p.m.). Online tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
Acoustic on The Patio events are 8 p.m. Wednesdays.
• The Peach Kings — The L.A. rock duo performs Monday, Aug. 22. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Smile Empty Souls — The alt metal trio performs 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, with Romantic Rebel and the everyday losers. Tickets: $13-$15.
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909. Online tickets at trickyfalls.com and ticketfly.com.
• Explosion in the Sky — The Texas post-rockers perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, in support of their latest album, “The Wilderness.” Tickets: $25.
• ‘68 — The rock duo performs at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, with Before I Die, Bird Stone, Cloud 49, and State Limbo. Tickets: $8 in advance; $10 at the door.
• Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears — The Austin blues and fund artist performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, with Black Range. Tickets: $13 in advance; $15 at the door.
The Beach Boys — The Grammy-winning surf rock legends bring their infectious ‘Good Vibrations’ to El Paso at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. The Beach Boys birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. Tickets: $42.50 to $95 (Ticketmaster).
The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. This tour will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.
My Last Season — The alt rock band performs 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Mesa Music Hall, 4151 N. Mesa, with guests Beneath the Waves, Cherubim, The Fallen, Hand Full of Jake and Noder. Tickets: Free for 21 and older; $5 under 21. Information: 599-8585 or on Facebook at Mesa Music Hall.
Symphonic Springsteen — El Paso Symphony Orchestra presents a tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Plaza Theatre, featuring classic Springsteen songs arranged for and performed by the El Paso Symphony Orchestra and the No. 1 Springsteen Tribute Band in The World. Tickets: $45, $60 and $70(Ticketmaster). Information: 532-2776 or epso.org.
Tickets to the King Michael show originally scheduled for Feb. 27 will be honored.
Juan Gabriel — One of the world’s best-known Latin singers brings his “MeXXico Es Todo” Tour to El Paso at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $69.75, $89.75 and $195. 25 (Ticketmaster).
Gabriel has performed for nearly 40 years, with many top-of-the-chart hits to his credit. As a Juárez singer, Gabriel used to record at El Paso’s El Adobe Studio. He has been nominated for six Grammy awards, including for his song “El Noa Noa,” based on a Juarez night club.
Gabriel also has a biographical television series, “Hasta Que Te Conoci” in the works.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Last Thursdays — The Downtown monthly evening art walk (Aug. 25) includes nearly two dozen pubs, restaurants, stores and galleries. Admission is free to most events. Information: facebook.com/EPDAD.
Minerpalooza 2016 — UTEP’s 26th annual back-to-school bash and pep rally 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 26, in P-9 parking lot on the UTEP campus. The family friendly event features fall sports teams, games, information booths and appearances by UTEP athletes, along with live entertainment and family activities. Full talent line up to be announced. Admission is free; food and some activities sold separately. Miner game tickets will be sold. Information: 747-5648, minerpalooza.com or on Facebook.
Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in the Art Junction of El Paso).. Information: 534-7377, CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.
Showing Aug. 26-Sept 24: “Good Company” EPAA Member and Guest Artists Exhibit. Opening reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26.
Alfresco! Fridays — The 14th season of free outdoor summer concerts concludes 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, with Billy Townes (Jazz), at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. No concert Sept. 2. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed.
Information: 534-0633 or alfrescofridays.com.
Movies in the Canyon — El Paso Live hosts the 8th annual free movie season at the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater Fridays and Saturdays, through Oct. 1. Showtimes are at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.). Concessions available (no food or beverages may be brought in). Bring a blanket or light jacket in case it cools off in the canyon. Information: 534-0665 or moviesinthecanyon.com.
• Aug. 26: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
• Aug. 27: Star Trek Into the Darkness
St. Nicholas Greek Food Festival — The 30th annual festival of vibrant Greek culture is Aug. 26-28 at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, 124 S. Festival. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free; raffle tickets available for purchase. Information: 833-0882 or on Facebook at EP Greek Food Fest.
Food is always the star of the show at the Greek Festival, including chicken and lamb entrees, shishkabobs and more, as well as baklava and other pastries, plus ice cream and baklava sundaes.
Wines and souvenirs sold in the country store, Live Greek band and dancing entertainment with Greek and Mediterranean dancers.
El Paso Wine Festival — Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27-28, at Vista Hills Country Club, 2210 Trawood, with tasting and purchasing opportunities of more than 200 wines and 50 craft beers, and live entertainment.
Portion of the proceeds benefit Rio Grande Cancer Foundation. Tickets: $25 general admission (includes five tastings and commemorative glass; good for both days); $35 VIP Saturday; $30 VIP Sunday; children: $10, with paid adult. Information: 479-2220, elpasowinefestival.com or on Facebook.
Grand Tastings are 4 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, with wine, liquor and beer samples, hors d'oeuvres prepared by our local chefs. Tickets: $75 per day (includes 10 samples and food pairings).
Great American Rockabilly Riot — The 5th annual Kustom Kulture Extravaganza hosted by Hardknocks Car Club, is
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Ascarate Lake, 6900 Delta, with a rockabilly concert, Kustom Car Show featuring Rat Rods and more, Auto Swap Meet, vendors, pin-up girl contest. All ages welcome. Tickets: $20; available online at rockabillyrioteptx.com.
This year’s musical headliners are Reverend Horton, with special guests The Paladins. Also performing are The Shadowmen, Hillside Gamblers, Rockabilly Stranglers, Double Clutchers, Speed Kings and Sorry About Your Sister.
In conjunction with the event is a pre-shindig Friday, Aug. 26, at Great American Land and Cattle, 7600 Alabama; and a free Hot Rod Run Sunday, Aug. 28.
Southwest Skin and Beauty Expo — The 2nd expo is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Field House at the Market, 6827 Market (at Hawkins), with 35 exhibitors, fitness performances, beauty make over demonstrations, as well as kids activities, boxing ring, fitness exhibits, door prizes, booth raffles and a car raffle. There will also be a fashion show, hair show, local fitness appearances and local ambassadors. Tickets: $7 ($5 senior citizens, teachers and law enforcement with valid ID). Information: 626-4299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
cruise and brunch Monday. Information, sign up: elpasoinvasion.com.
Miller Lite El Paso Blues and Jazz Festival — The two-day music fest is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27-28, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Performance schedule to be announced. Admission is free.
Information: 526-0719, email@example.com or on Facebook at epbluesandjazz.
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists and regionally grown agricultural products is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs Saturdays year-round at Ardovino's Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.
La Semilla Benefit Dinner — La Semilla Food Center hosts the 5th annual “Farm to Fork” benefit at noon Sunday, Aug. 28, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, with a locally sourced, gourmet meal, prepared by some of the Paso del Norte’s finest chefs that will also feature a cocktail hour on the Sunset Patio with a host bar serving mimosa’s, signature Bloody Mary’s made with Tito’s Vodka, silent auction and live music by Julio Ortiz. Tickets: $60 ($100 pair); VIP tables start at $1,250. Information: (915) 882-2393 or lasemillafoodcenter.org.
This is a Paso Del Norte Challenge Fund event eligible for matching sponsorships.
‘August: Osage County’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the Tracy Letts drama Aug. 5-28. 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.
A dysfunctional family is forced to face their past and present during a family reunion, when their patriarch disappears.
‘Guys and Dolls’ — El Paso Community College Performer’s Studio summer repertory presents the musical by Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday Aug. 25-Sept 4, at EPCC Transmountain Campus Forum Theatre, 9570 Gateway North. Proceeds go to scholarships for Performance Studies students at EPCC. Admission: $15 general admission: $10 non-EPCC students, military; $7 EPCC students, faculty, staff and seniors. Information: 831-5056, 637-4029 or forumtheater.wix.com/epcc.
A gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other. However, the challenger has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.
El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team hosts home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. T Game tickets: $5 lawn seating; reserved seats begin at $12 in advance. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.Aug. 20-23: Salt Lake Bees
Arm to Arm Combat — West Texas Armsports host the “Battle of the Bistro 2” arm wrestling event Saturday, Aug. 27, at 5 Points Bistro, 3019 Montana. Awards give in various weight classes for all age groups. Weigh-in and registration is 11 a.m. to noon; waivers must be signed by all competitors. Competitors under age 18 must have parents or guardians sign release form. Cost: $20 ($15 each additional class); $10 kids and teens ($7 each additional class. Information: Mark Perez at 820-6025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun City Roller Girls — The Roller Girls’ next bout is a doubleheader 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano with Las Catrinas vs. Chuco Town Chulas and Las Viudas Negras vs. Sexecutioners. Tickets: $10 ($7 with valid military ID; free for ages 12 and younger); available in advance at The Pershing Inn, All That Music, Blue Panda Tattoo or any Roller Girl. Information: suncityrollergirls.com.
Run/Walk for Life — The 5th annual 5K run/walk and 1 mile family walk it 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at House of Hope, 1204 Montana. Registration: $20; $15 kids under 10 ($5 increase after Aug. 25). All entry fees proceeds benefit House of Hope. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pick up is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa or 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the starting line.
Arcade 5K Retro Run — Rubiks Arcade hosts the first ever video game-themed run is 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at Wet N’ Wild Water World in Anthony. Run through various video game levels to the finish line. Registration: $30. Team registration starts at $100. Online registration at arcade5k.com.
Southern New Mexico
‘The Homecoming’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, opens its season with the Harold Pinter play, Aug. 12-28. Directed by Michael Wise. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $12 ($11 student, senior, military, $9 children under 6; $10 per person for groups of 10 or more; $5 student rush tickets offered 15 before show time. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
Otero County Fair — The 77th annual fair and rodeo is Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 24-27 at the fairgrounds in Alamogordo, N.M. with various livestock shows, exhibits, a frontier village, amusement rides, Queen pageant, a pet show and more. Information: (575) 434-0788 or oterofair.com.
The fairgrounds are off U.S. 54 on the north side of town, across from White Sands Mall.
Ranch rodeo performances are 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, followed by country street dances at 10 p.m. Admission: $8 general admission ($3 ages 12 and younger); available at the gate only.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets sold through Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• LOCASH — The country duo performs. 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22. Tickets: $20-$40.
• Justin Shandor — The “Ultimate Elvis Impersonator” and his concert band perform “Elvis’s Blue Hawaii” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Tickets: $50.
Great American Duck Race — The 37th annual running of the ducks is Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 25-28, in Deming, N.M. This year’s theme is “Beach Party Duck.” Admission is free for spectators, and anyone can be a duck racer for just $5. The ducks are provided; don’t bring one. Call for entry forms. Information: (888) 345-1125, (575) 544-0469 or demingduckrace.com.
The Tournament of Ducks Parade is at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Deming.
Live Duck Races and Water Races are noon to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday at McKinley Duck Downs. Duck Race eliminations and finals are 3 p.m. Sunday.
Other events include Duck Royalty Pageants Thursday, carnival an vendors daily, hot air balloon rally, at 5K, race, outhouse races, tortilla toss and more.
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com.
The multiple Grammy-winning group Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jóse Hernàndez performs 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 25-26. Tickets: $39-$75.
‘Outside Mullingar’ — No Strings Theatre Company opens its 18th season with the Irish romantic comedy by John Patrick Shanley Aug. 26-Sept. 11, at Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 and 11; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
Trails & Rails Run — The 8-mile run and 1 mile kids dash is Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Trestle Recreation Area (near intersection of HWY 84 and 130), near Cloudcroft, N.M. Run begins at 8:30 a.m. with kids dash at 8 a.m. Registration: $30 ($10 kids dash). Night before or race day registration is $35. Proceeds benefit Cloudcroft Students. Information: Cindy Preslar (575) 430-7634; Amy Collins, (575) 202-2343 or on Facebook at “Cloudcroft Runners.”
Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pick up is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the Trestle Recreation area.
The 8-mile course is all on trail and old railroad bed. There will be two aid stations along the way with fruit and water. The Kid’s Dash will be a series of laps around the paved parking area of the Trestle Recreation area.
Four for Tango — The Mexican Consulate host the tango performance at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. No tickets required, but seating on a first come, first serve basis. Information: (575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheatre.com.
Four For Tango is a unique way of tango that recreates a blending of contemporary playing techniques with different styles and genres.
Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta — The 35th annual regatta is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27-28 at Lion’s Beach, Elephant Butte Lake State Park. Events include competitions, mass ascension of hot-air balloons, vendors, arts and crafts, food, music and balloon-boat relay and more. Admission: $5 per car. Information: (575) 821-8558 or ebbr.org.