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July 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

‘Viva El Paso!’ — El Paso Community Foundation, El Paso Live and EPCC present the summertime outdoor musical extravaganza with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 29, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. July 21-22 shows in Spanish. Tickets: $20 ($12 ages 2-12, seniors 65 and older and military with valid ID). Information: ElPasoLive.com.

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., unless otherwise listed. Tickets: $5-$24. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
June 30-July 3: Reno Aces.
July 7-9: Salt Lake Bees. July 9 is 10:05 a.m.
July 21-24: Omaha Storm Chasers. July 23 is 6:05 p.m.
July 25-28: Iowa Cubs

Red White & Brew Wine and Beer Festival
— 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 30-July 2, at Las Cruces Convention Center. Admission: $20 at the gate, $15 in advance at redwhiteandbrewfestival.com. $10 for designated drivers. Information: (575) 522-1232.
  Friday’s headliner is Loud Boy Tim.
  Saturday’s music by Vince Alten and Derrick Harris Band
  Sunday’s music by Soulshine and CW Ayon Trio.

‘Re-Stories of the Borderland’ — The collection of contemporary dance performances depicting life along the border set to popular regional music is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 30-July 1, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 532-7273.

Fort Davis Independence Day Weekend
— The West Texas town hosts its annual “Coolest 4th of July Celebration” Friday through Sunday, June 30-July 2 in Fort Davis. Information: (432) 426-3015, 1-800-524-3015 or info@fortdavis.com.

Roswell UFO Festival 2017 —
The annual celebration, marking the 70th anniversary of the 1947 “UFO crash” near Roswell, is Thursday through Sunday, June 29-July 2, at the Roswell Convention and Visitors Center, 912 N. Main, and other locations in Roswell, N.M. Information: 1-800-822-3545 or ufofestivalroswell.com.

Mexican Arts Show and Sale
— The event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 1-2, on the visitor center patio at White Sands National Monument near Alamogordo. Admission is free to the show and sale. Information: (575) 479-6124 or nps.gov/whsa.

Elephant Butte Independence Day — Elephant Butte Lake State Park’s Independence Day fireworks are 9 p.m. Saturday, July 1. The display is launched from Rattlesnake Island in the lake, and can be viewed from the beach or on a boat. Admission fees waived 6 to 10 p.m. that day. Information: (575) 744-5923 or Elephantbutteadventures.com.

Mescalero Apache Ceremonial & Rodeo — The Mescalero Reservation hosts Indian dances and rodeo performances Saturday through Tuesday, July 1-4, on the Mescalero Rodeo Grounds in Mescalero, N.M. Native dances (including Dance of the Apache Maidens and Dance of the Mountain Gods), arts and crafts and food vendors featured daily. Dinner served at 5 p.m. nightly. Main gate opens at 10 a.m. Rodeo performances at 1 p.m. Rodeo admission: $12 ($5 child). Information: (575) 464-4494 or mescaleroapachetribe.com.
  The 38th annual parade, “Honoring Youth Through Culture & Tradition” is 10 a.m. Saturday, July 1, with a dance at dusk at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Information: (575) 937-2307.
  The annual Mescalero Apache Fire Rescue Challenge Run 5K and 10K run is 8 a.m. Monday, July 3, along the Carrizo Walking Path by Inn of the Mountain Gods. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Information, cost: (575) 464-3473.

Smokey Bear Stampede — The 62nd annual celebration is Thursday through Sunday, July 1-4, in Capitan, N.M. about 20 miles north of Ruidoso. Information: (575) 354-2202, smokeybearstampede.com or on Facebook.
  The 37th annual 10K run and 2-mile Fun Run held in conjunction with Smokey Bear Days begins at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 4.

National Parks and Recreation Month — The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate National Park and Recreation Month in July. Events are free. Information: 212-0092 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
• Independence Day Celebration and Super Heroes Outdoor Block Party is 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 2, at San Jacinto Plaza, Downtown, with the 4th Annual Washas and Horseshoe Competition 6 to 8 p.m.
• Pickleball Extravaganzas are 8 a.m. to noon Friday, July 7, at Nation Tobins, 8831 Railroad, and Thursday, July 27, at Milagros Park, 5310 Annette.
• Zumba-Thon and Dance Show is 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 20, at Happiness Senior Center, 563 N. Carolina.
• Grandpa/Grandma and M e Dance is 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 21, at Father Martinez Center, 9300 Alameda.
• The 2nd annual Zombie Softball Slam all night tournament is 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Friday through Sunday, July 28-30, at Northeast Regional, Blackie and Marty Robbins parks
  Free Summer Concerts are 8 to 10 p.m. at various parks.
July 8: Westside Park, 7400 High Ridge. Band to be announced.
July 15: Veterans Park, 5301 Salem, featuring 1st Armored Division Band.

El Paso Ice Cream Festival — El Paso live and Dubow House Creative Services celebrate Independence Day Weekend with the family event 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 2, at Cohen Stadium, with a variety of ice cream and other frozen treats, live entertainment and the “Red, White and Boom” Fireworks show. Tickets (online): $10; $5 military; free for age 12 and younger. Information: 534-0600 or icecreamfestep.com.

Speaking Rock Entertainment Center — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Live music nightly. Age 18 and older welcome. Admission is usually free. Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com.
• Rockers Faster Pussycat performs at 8 p.m. Monday, July 3.
• American indie rock band Minus The Bear performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 8.

Las Cruces Independence Day celebrations — The city’s annual Electric Light Parade and 4th of July Celebration are and Tuesday, July 3-4, with the annual Electric Light Parade, Street Fest and fireworks display. Performers to be announced. Admission to all events is free. Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.
  The Electric Light Parade, “Celebrating Freedom, Our Patriots, and America!” is 9 p.m. Monday, July 3, beginning at Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid, and traveling south on Solano Drive, east on Hadley ending at the Maag Softball Complex.
  Las Cruces Running Club’s Electric 5K race and 1-mile fun run at 8 p.m. Monday, July 3, at Meerscheidt Center, 1600 E Hadley. Registration begins at 7 p.m. Registration: $25 in advance; $30 on-site. Register at: lascrucesrunningclub. com.

East Side 4th of July Parade — Anyone can join the annual Independence Day People’s Parade sponsored by El Paso Del Norte Lions Club, beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 4. The parade starts at Hanks High School, 2001 Lee Trevino. Information: 204-5206 or on Facebook.

West Side Independence Day Parade — The Rotary Club of El Paso’s 21st annual Independence Day parade begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, at Western Hills Church, 530 Thunderbird. This year’s theme is “Salute to Freedom – Texas Style.” This year’s Grand Marshals are Sheriff Richard Wiles and the men and women of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Department. Information: 231-2559, rotarywestelpaso.org or on Facebook.

Fourth of July at the Chamizal — The Independence Day GECU presents Music Under the Stars performance of patriotic music is 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, at the Chamizal National Memorial amphitheater, 800 S. San Marcial, with music by Neon Circus (Brooks & Dunn Tribute), and a fireworks show. Admission is free. Information: elpasolive.com or on Facebook at Music Under the Stars.

La Viña Country Picnic — The winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., will host its 17th annual picnic 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, featuring musical entertainment. Bring a picnic or buy a hamburger or hot dog from K&B Barbeque. Croquet, badminton and a water slide. Wine, soda, water and wine margaritas for sale. No coolers and no pets. Admission is free. Visitors may bring their own lawn chairs. Information: (575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com.

‘Pop Goes the Fort’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra will perform patriotic and Broadway pops music at the annual event 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, at Fort Bliss’s Biggs Park; preceded at 5:30 p.m. by a Cannon Salute to the Union. Fireworks display follows. Lawn chairs welcome; no pets, coolers, glass containers or alcohol permitted. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Information: 532-3776, 588-8247 or epso.org.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Fireworks Extravaganza — The Resort and Casino is in Mescalero, N.M. (near Ruidoso), will celebrate Independence Day 3 to 11 p.m. to midnight Tuesday, July 4, with food, live entertainment 3 to 10:30 p.m. and family activities, concluding with a fireworks display over Lake Mescalero. Admission is free. Wrist bands for concessions; jumping balloons: $10. Free shuttle ends at midnight. No outside food or drink permitted. Information: 1-877-277-4577 or innofthemountaingods.com.

Silver City Independence Day — The annual parade, “Heroes: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” is 10 a.m. Monday, July 4, snaking down Pope, Bullard, Broadway, Hudson and 12th Street in Silver City. Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast precedes the event in Gough Park; activities and entertainment continue throughout the day. Fireworks at dusk. Information: (575) 538-3785 or silvercity.org.

Fourth of July Run — Up and Running, hosts the 11th annual 5K run/walk 7:04 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, beginning at Up and Running in the Rudolph Shopping Plaza, 3233 N. Mesa. Proceeds benefit Run El Paso Club. Sports drink, watermelon and hot dogs available at finish line. Registration: $20 through July 2; $25 July 3-4. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Smokey Bear Stampede run — The 37th annual 10K run and 2-mile Fun Run held in conjunction with Smokey Bear Days begins at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, starting east of Smokey Bear Historical Park, at East Creek Road, Capitan, N.M. Various age divisions offered for male and female runners. Race day registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Registration: $25 by July 1; $35 July 2-4. Information: (575) 354-2748. Registration: villageofcapitan.com/fun-run.pdf.

‘Baggage’ — No Strings Theatre Company closes its season with the play by Sam Bobrick through July 8 at Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Directed by Nikka Ziemer. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. selected Sundays; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 6. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday.

‘Pippin’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, closes its season with the hit musical through July 9. Directed by Nora Thomas. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $14 ($13 student, senior, military, $11 children under 6. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.

Maria Minerva — Ballroom Marfa presents the Estonian producer, writer and environmental advocate at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at ballroom’s courtyard in Marfa, Texas. Admission is free. Information: (432) 729-3700 or ballroommarfa.org.

Prince Royce — The Latin pop superstar returns to El Paso at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, with special guest Luis Cornel. Tickets: $36.50, $56.50, $76.50 and $96.50; VIP tickets also available starting at $246 (Ticketmaster).

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com
• Born of Osiris — The progressive metal band’s New Reign Tour Part II is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6, with Volumes, Betraying The Martyrs and Widowmaker. Tickets: $19-$21.
• David Dondero — The singer-songwriter performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 6, in The Perch with KT Neely, Omar Cuellar and Gytrash. Tickets: $8.
• Boys Home — Kansas punk band, 8 p.m. Thursday, July 20, with Four Arm Shiver, Sorrytown and Late Phases. Tickets: $5.
• Emily Bell — The Houston-based singer, songwriter performs at 8 p.m. Friday, July 21, with Emily Davis and Javier Martinez. Tickets: $7.
• Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness — The singer-songwriter brings his Zombies in America Tour to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 22, with special guests Arizona and The Greeting Committee. Tickets: $28.50-$31.50.
• Taking Back Sunday — The New York rock band performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, with Every Time I Die and Modern Chemistry. Tickets: $28.50-$30.
• Super Duper Kyle — The rapper’s Super Tour is 9 p.m. Saturday, July 29. Tickets: $15.
• Alarum Festival — The Border Theatre hosts the event at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 29. Information: 412-5283 or bordertheatre.org.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older admitted. Showtime is 8 p.m., unless listed otherwise. Tickets online through Yapsody. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Clay Walker — The country star performs Friday, July 7. Tickets: $30-$65.
• The O’Jays — The classic group, members of both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and R&B Music Hall of Fame, perform Saturday, July 15. Tickets: $30-$115.

Lincoln County Art Loop — Twenty-one Lincoln County artists will host open houses at 19 studios 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 7-9, during the 22nd annual self-guided tour on a scenic route from Carrizozo to the lower Hondo Valley. The tour includes locations throughout the countryside outside of the Ruidoso area. Information: 1-855-522-5667.

Crafts, Collectibles and Antiques Show — La Mesa Lions Club Las Cruces de Noche Lions Club host the show 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 8-9, at Las Cruces Convention Center 680 E. University. Admission (good for both days): $5; free of age 12 and younger). Table space available for $50 (deadline in June). Information: (575) 525-5631 or nmlionskidsight.com.

Tailgate 2017
— The annual outdoor concert series in Alamogordo, N.M., begin at 8 p.m. on selected Saturdays in the upper parking lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Information: (575) 437-2202. Reservations at flickingercenter.com.
  Single event tickets available for $45 per vehicle. Walk up tickets are $10 ($15 couples).
July 8: Radio La Chusma
July 22: Frank Zona & Urban Edge

Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Sam O.B. — Brooklyn-based musician, 10 p.m. Saturday, July 8. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Prophets and Outlaws — The Texas country soul band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 11. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Coast 2 Coast Live Interactive Artist Showcase is 10 p.m. Thursday, July 13. Tickets: $10.
• Big Business — The LA rockers perform at 10 p.m. Friday, July 14. Tickets: $13-$15
• Pig — The project by Raymond Watts, the diva of industrial, is 9 p.m. Wednesdays, July 19, with Julien-K and Ghostfeeder. Tickets: $10-$12.
• J Boog — The R&B singer performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, with the Movement. Tickets: $18-$20.

GECU presents Music Under the Stars — The 34th summer concert series sponsored by GECU and presented by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department is 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. Information: elpasolive.com or on Facebook at Music Under the Stars.
  July concerts are at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial:
July 9: Team Havana (Salsa Night)
July 16: Chuco Soul Project (jazz, funk, reggae)
July 23: Los Arrieros (Noche Ranchera)

Verano Caliente III’ wrestling showcase — Rey Mysterio and Alberto “El Patrón” Del Rio, along with close to 20 other competitors, will step into the ring for the professional wrestling showcase at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 9, El Paso County Coliseum, 100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $20, $25, $35, $65, $75 and $95 (Ticketmaster).

‘The New Hip Club’ — Discover El Paso hosts a fundraising performance of a “hip” comedy Sunday, July 9, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch and performance. Performance features Discover El Paso member and other local talent. Cost: $30. Information: Darci, 261-9648.

Summer Concerts — El Paso Parks and Recreation’s free outdoor music concerts are 8 to 10 p.m. Fridays through the summer months at various city parks. Bring chairs and picnic. No alcohol or glass-bottled beverages permitted. Leashed, well-behaved dogs welcome. Information, updates: 212-0092 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
June 10: Blackie Chester Park,1100 N Zaragoza. Band to be announced.
July 8: Westside Park, 7400 High Ridge. Band to be announced.
July 15: Veterans Park, 5301 Salem, featuring 1st Armored Division Band

Old School Throwback Jam — The Old School Jam is 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 14, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, featuring Morris Day and the Time, Dazz Band, SHOCK G “Humpty Hump,” Chubb Rock, Doug E. Fresh, Jalil and Ecstasy, Force MDS and Brenda K. Starr. Lineup subject to change. Tickets: $34-$56. (Ticketmaster).

Provost Gun Show — The El Maida Provost Guard gun, small antique and Southwest art show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 15-16, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331 Alabama. Admission: $6 (under 10 free). Age 18 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Information: 241-1761.

White Sands Burgers & Brews — Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce hosts the summer event is 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at Jim R. Griggs Sports Complex, 3000 N. Florida, in Alamogordo, featuring Craft Beer Tractor Brewing Co., live musical entertainment, food trucks and more. Tickets: $10 ($15 for two) in advance; $15 ($20 for two) at the gate. Information: (575) 437-6120, 1-800-826-0294, or alamogordo.com.

Journey — The classic rock legends perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with special guest Asia. Tickets: $171.45-$479; VIP packages available. (Ticketmaster).

Days of Remembrance Summer Expo — The 12th annual Bridal, Quince and Sweet 16 summer expo is Sunday, July 16, at El Paso Convention Center. Admission: $5. Details and times to be announced. Information: 740-4349 or elegantpenguinenterprises.com.

David Blaine — The magician, illusionist, and stunt artist performs at 8 p.m. Friday, July 21, at the Plaza Theatre, as part of his first-ever North American tour. Tickets: $49.50 to $89.50 (Ticketmaster); VIP meet and greet packages: $300.

Sun City Splash & Dash — Race El Paso’s swim-run event for ages 7-15 is 7 to 10 a.m., Saturday, July 22, at Ascarate Pool and Park, 6900 Delta, as part of the 2017 USA Triathlon Youth Aquathlon Series. Family pool picnic follows event. Entry fee: $25. Ascarate Park entry fee is $2 per vehicle. Information: 229-5656. Registration at raceelpaso.com.
  Ages 7-10 is a 100M swim and 1K run; and ages 11-15 is a 20M swim and 2.25K run.

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness — The singer-songwriter brings his Zombies in America Tour to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso, with special guests Arizona and The Greeting Committee. All ages show. Tickets: $28.50-$31.50; online at trickyfalls.com or ticketfly.com. Information: 351-9909.

Sun City Roller Girls — The Roller Girls host a doubleheader at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 23 featuring Las Catrinas vs. Las Viudas Negras, and Las Diablas vs. SeXecutioner at the El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $7 in advance; $10 at the door ($7 with valid military ID; free for ages 12 and younger). Information: suncityrollergirls.com.

MothaPalooza — White Sands National Monument hosts the family-friendly celebration of moths, 7 p.m. Friday, July 28, in honor of National Moth Week. Admission is free. Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to nps.gov/whsa.

Slaterica — The world’s only Slayer, Pantera and Meticalla cover band performs at 9 p.m. Friday, July 28, at Rockhouse Bar and Grill, 9828 Montana. Tickets: $5 ($10 age 18-21), available at holdmyticket.com. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHousetDiveBarKitchen..

Zia Weekend at Ruidoso Downs — The annual arts and craft show is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 29-30, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, featuring all-New Mexico made artworks, handmade items and live entertainment. Admission is free. Information: (575) 378-4431 or raceruidoso.com.

Ruidoso Grindstone Trail Runs — Ski Run Road Challenge hosts the 4-mile, 8.5-mile and half-marathon runs on the multiple use trail system at Grindstone Lake, 2 miles from Downtown Ruidoso at 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, starting and finishing at Wingfield Park’s Grindstone Lake Trails. USA Track and Field sanctioned and American Trail Running Association approved event. Proceeds benefit the Ruidoso Trails Coalition and Ski Apache Adaptive Sports Program and Ecoservants.
  Information: (575) 937-7106. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Alameda Auto Electric Car Show — The 2nd annual car show benefiting Child Crisis Center of El Paso is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 30, at Sunland Park Mall, 750 Sunland Park Drive, with music, entertainment and door prizes. Bring sunscreen and water. General admission is free; vehicle registration: $20 by July 23 at alamedaautoelectric.com. Day of show registration is $25. Information: 704-7953.

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