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January 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 Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival — El Paso Pro-Musica presents its annual festival Jan 4-28.  Tickets to individual performances are $25; $20 seniors, military; $5 youth. Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
  This year’s performers include cellist Zuill Bailey (Pro-Musica’s Artistic Director and recent Grammy Award winner), guitarist Jaxon Vieaux, pianist Yuliyra Gorenman, Grammy nominated Lincoln Trio and the Chiara String Quartet. Oboist Thom Moore presents a special tribute to Mozart in EPPM’s 12th annual collaboration with El Paso Symphony Orchestra.
• The Lincoln Trio performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Jan. 5, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall. 
• Jaxon Vieaux and Yolanda Kondonassis perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at Rio Grande Theatre in Las Cruces, and Friday, Jan. 12, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.
• Yuliya Gorenman performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, (with Moore and Bailey) at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.
• Chiara String Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Art Recital Hall, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall.

Monahans Sandhills Resolution Run — The 5K, 10K, 1-mile health walk and beginner run is 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Monahans Sandhills State Park, off of IH20 in Monahans, Texas. Closed course; no vehicle traffic. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Registration: $25 ($20 age 12 and younger). Registration at active.com.

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic’ — The new Disney Live! presentation comes to El Paso for five performances Jan. 6-7, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre, with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and 25 favorite Disney characters. Show time is 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $20-$60 (Ticketmaster).
  The show features special appearances by Snow White, Tinker Bell, Aladdi n’s Genie, and more,

Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey team, 2016-17 Texas Collegiate Hockey Conference Champions, hosts home games at Hospitals of Providence Events Center, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $7-$20. Information: 491-7879, info@mindershockey.com, or minershockey.com.
• 11 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 9-10, University of Texas
• 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20-21: Texas State
• 11 a.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2-3: East Texas Baptist University.

UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’ home games are at the Don Haskins Center. Games are 7 p.m., except as listed. Call or check website for ticket prices. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com. 
• Thursday, Jan. 11: Florida Atlantic
• Saturday, Jan. 13: FIU

UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Ticket information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan 11: Charlotte
• Noon Saturday, Jan. 13: Middle Tennessee
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18: Florida Atlantic, 7 p.m.

Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Doors open one hour prior to show time. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Hodge Twins — Edgy comedy team, 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11. Age 18 and older admitted. Tickets: $25 general admission; $50 VIP.
• Madam X — The Paris singer performs at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, with J^HIR. Tickets: $8-$10.

Bryan Kearney — The Irish DJ makes his El Paso debut with a three-hour set at Club Here I Love You, 115 S. Durango, for the club’s 2-year anniversary at 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, with local bands Ado and Gusso. Tickets: $25 ($4 minor fee at the door). Tickets on eventbrite.com. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.

NMSU Men’s Basketball — Home games are at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces. Ticket information (575) 646-1447 or nmstatesports.com.
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18: Seattle U
• 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20: Utah Valley
• 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30: Northern New Mexico

NMSU Women’s Basketball — Home games are at Pan Am Center in Las Cruces. Ticket information: (575) 646-1447 or nmstatesports.com.
• 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6:  Chicago State
• 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11: Grand Canyon
• 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13: CSU Bakersfied
• Noon Saturday, Jan. 27: UMKC

El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s new Major Arena Soccer League team’s game are at the El Paso County Coliseum. Individual tickets: $12 general admission; $20 box seating; kids admitted free with purchase of adult ticket. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or on Facebook and Twitter.
• 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12: Soles de Sonora
• 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19: Turlock Express
• 7:35 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25: Monterrey Flash  

Black Tie Ball – Mimbres Region Arts Council presents gala benefit ball, “Arctic Vogue,” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Grant County Convention Center, 3031 U.S. 180 in Silver City, N.M. White attire suggested. Tickets: $50. Information: (575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org.

Brass Transit — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra presents its Pops Concert Jan. 13-14, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall, with conductor Lonnie Klein. Brass Transit performs the legendary music of rock band Chicago. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Ticket information: (575) 646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.

‘Hänsel & Gretel’— El Paso Opera opens its 24th season with Engelbert Humperdinck’s classic opera with a “sweet twist” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 13-14, at the Union Depot, under the direction of Justin Lucero. Sung in English with “supertitles” in English and Spanish. Tickets: $35. Information: 581-5534, epopera.org or on Facebook at Facebook: Epopera.

Tony Pace — Showtime! El Paso presents an evening of quick comedic wit and musical talent at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Individual tickets: $30; $10 age 6-25 (Ticketmaster). Information: 544-2022 or showtimeelpaso.com.
  Las Vegas headliner Pace combines musical comedy, crazy characters, impressions, musicianship and more. 

Days of Remembrance Bridal, Quince & Sweet 16 Expo — The 28th annual event is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at El Paso Convention Center, presented by Elegant Penguin Productions. The event is the largest and longest running of its kind, with more than 95 vendors with wedding gowns, quince and sweet 16 dresses, ballrooms, photographers, tuxedos, florists, jewelers, skincare, eye care, DJs, bakers and more. Samples and giveaways offered. Admission: $5; free for children under 12. Information: 740-4349 or elegantpenguinelpaso.com. 
  All door proceeds benefit the Child Crisis Center of El Paso.

Special Olympics Figure Skating — The 2018 figure skating competition begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Hospitals of Providence Events Center, 4100 Paisano (at County Coliseum). Spectator admission is free. Information: 533-8229 or on Facebook at SOTX19.

El Paso Puzzler — The 11th annual endurance mountain bike race is 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 14 at Bowen Ranch’s Round House, 2.6 miles north of US54 on Martin Luther King Jr. (FM 3255). Mountain bike races of 13, 35 and 50 miles offered. Hosted by the Border Mountain Bike Association. Registration: $70 for 13- and, $75 for 35-mile race; $80 for 50-mile race. Deadline is Jan. 10. Information: 433-1752, elpasopuzzler.com or on facebook at El Paso Puzzler Mountain Bike Race.
  Registration at newmexicosportsonline.com.
  Packet pick up is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, and 7 to 7:30 a.m. on race day at the race venue.

YWCA Race Against Racism – The 6th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day 10K and 5K race and 1-mile family fun walk is 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at the Mary Ann Dodson Camp, 4400 Boy Scout Lane.  Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663; or YWCA, 533-2311. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

‘Rent 20th Anniversary Tour’ — Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a 20th anniversary touring production at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 16-17, at the Plaza Theatre, as part of the Broadway in El Paso series. Tickets: $30-$70 (Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111, ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on Facebook at Broadway in El Paso.
  A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, “Rent” follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams. 

Neave Trio Las Cruces Civic Concert Association presents the chamber ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Rio Grande Theater, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $25 ($5 students with ID). Information: (575) 405-7429, or lascrucescca.org.
  The chamber ensemble’s members hail from the United States, Japan and Russia.
  Grant County Community Concert Association presents the piano trio at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan 19, at WNMU Fine Arts Auditorium in Silver City. Tickets: $20 ($5 students 17 and younger). Information: (575) 538-5862 or gcconcerts.org.

EPSO’s ’Be Our Guest’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Enrique Bátiz, presents a collaborative performance with El Paso Pro-Musica at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19-20, in the Plaza Theatre, in conjunction with the Chamber Music Festival. This year’s concert features Mozart’s Concertone for 2 violins, oboe, cello & orchestra in C Major, K.190; and Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” Suite. Tickets: $16-$45. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
  Opening notes are presented at 6:30 p.m. each night in the Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino —
Mescalero, N.M. Shows start at 8 p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com. 
• La original Banda El Limon — One of the oldest and most revered groups in Mexican banda performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19. Tickets: $29-$89.
• Warrant and Winger — The popular metal bands perform Saturday, Jan. 20 (Rescheduled from Aug. 4). Tickets: $35 to $65.

El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 20-21, at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Admission: $5 for both days (private readings not included with admission). Free admission with active duty military I.D. Information: 345-6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.

David Crowder Band — The Christian rock band’s “Texas Takeover Tour” is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $19-$40 (Ticketmaster).

?‘The Price is Right, Live!’ — The hit interactive stage show returns to the are 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at NMSU’s Pan American Center; celebrity host to be announced. Randomly selected contestants from the audience will “come on down” to win appliances, vacations, and even a new car by playing the long-running television game show’s classic games such as Plinko, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel and even the Showcase.  Tickets: $35-$55. (Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1420.

Spring Home Show — The El Paso Association of Builders presents the annual event Jan. 26-28 at the El Paso Convention Center. The show features booths providing exhibits, demonstrations, and more. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 (free for ages 16 and younger). Information: 1-800-756-4788, ext. 46 or HomeShowElPaso.com.

El Paso Rhinos
- El Paso's Junior League ice hockey team hosts the Dallas Snipers opening at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26-28, at Hospitals of Providence Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $30 balcony; $25 glass seats; $15 center line; $10 bluelines; $7 goal lines, $5 general admission. Free admission to active military with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.

‘Photograph 51’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the story of Rosalina Franklin and DNA by Anna Ziegler Jan. 26-Feb. 11 at Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday Feb. 3 and 10; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.

Rodney Carrington — The comedian, actor, singer, and Texas native brings his “Here Comes the Truth” tour to El Paso at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $42.25 to $177.25. For mature audiences only.
  Rodney broke through with his major label comedy CD debut “Hangin’ with Rodney” in 1998. The next few years saw nine more Top 10 comedy albums.

The Coteries — The Colorado trio performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at the Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos Altos, N.M. as part of the Mimbres Region Arts Council’s Indie/Folk Series. Tickets: $20; $15 MRAC members. Information: (575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org.

NM Tech Performing Arts Series
— Performances are 7:30 p.m. at New Mexico Tech’s Macey Center in Socorro, N.M. Information: nmtpas.org. 
• Portland Cello Project performs Friday, Jan. 26. Scaffolding Theatre’s presents the musical “Five Course Love.”Tickets: $20 ($18 senior; $10 youth).
• Presidential Chamber Music Series presents a History of Tango with QTango Monday, Jan. 29. Admission is free. 

Music Unwound Cabaret — UTEP Department of Music presents the performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, with lyric soprano Lisa Vroman, baritone William Sharp and pianist Shane Schag. Tickets are $5 ($3 students/military; free for UTEP faculty, students and staff).Information: 747-5606 or music.utep.edu.

Tan Solo — Amigos de la Fundacion Mascareñas’s Matices Culturales performance series opens its 2018 season with the flamenco show directed by Manuel Reyes at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan 27, at Centro Cultural Paso del Norte in Juarez. Ticket information: 544-5118, fmascarenas.org or on Facebook at MaticesCulturales.

Fort Bliss Half Marathon  — The 13-mile race is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Soto Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 20751 Constitution on East Fort Bliss. Cost: $35 half-marathon ($10 active duty soldiers). Information: 744-5785 or 744-5794.
  A Family 5K is also planned; pets may participate.
  Half marathon advance entry fee is $10 active duty for the half marathon, $35 for others. 5K entry is $10 for all runners. Registration at either Soto, Stout or Milam PFC or raceroster.com through Jan. 18. 
  Late registration and packet pick-up is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 20, 6 to 7 a.m. Jan. 21 at Soto PFC. Late fee is $10.

EPSYOs Winter Concert — El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras, directed by James O. Welsch, performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at The Plaza Theatre. Ticket information: 525-8978 or epsyos.org.

Young People’s Concerts — The El Paso Symphony Orchestra presents its 77th season of free programs for area fifth-graders at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. The program is presented in collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Link Up Program. The public is invited on a space-available basis; call for availability. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
  More than 15,000 fifth-grade students from the El Paso area are treated to the free concerts each year.

Strfkr — The Portland indie rockers perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. Tickets: $20-$22. Tickets at trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.

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