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July 2016

The following events are just some of the events coming up this month. We generally update this list once a month, and stop updating about a month before so we can focus on the print edition instead.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 14th 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. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0633 or alfrescofridays.com.
July 1: The Birdogs (Classic Rock)
July 8: Azucar (Latin Variety)
July 15: Ribo Flavin’ (Latin, Hip-Hop, Funk Fusion)
July 22: Prime 80’s Xperience (Retro)
July 29: Mariachi Fatigo (Mariachi, Salsa)

‘Viva El Paso!’ —
El Paso Community Foundation, El Paso Live and EPCC present the summertime outdoor musical extravaganza with through Aug. 7, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Performances at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, plus Sundays July 3 and Aug. 7.
  Tickets: $18 and $24 ($14 and $20 for age 2-12, and per person for groups of 10 or more; $16 and $22 for seniors 65 and older and military); available via Ticketmaster. 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. Individual game tickets: $5 lawn seating; reserved seats begin at $12 in advance. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
June 30-July 3: Reno Aces
July 14-17: Nashville Sounds
July 18-21: Memphis Redbirds

‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, opens its 53rd season with the Tony-winning Edward Albee classic through July 17. 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.

Theatre of the Big Bend — Sul Ross State University’s Summer Theater Program performances are 8:15 p.m. Fridays through Sundays at Sul Ross’s Outdoor Theatre at Kokernot Lodge in Alpine, Texas. Tickets: $10-$12. Information: (432) 837-8218, 1-888-722-SRSU (7778) or sulross.edu/tobb.
  Productions are “Charlotte’s Web” July 1-3; and “Monty Python’s Spamalot” July 1-24.

Mescalero Apache Ceremonial & Rodeo — The Mescalero Reservation hosts Indian dances and rodeo performances Thursday through Sunday, July 1-4, on the Mescalero Rodeo Grounds in Mescalero, N.M. Native dances, 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 37th annual parade, “Honoring youth Through Culture and Tradition,” is 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 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. Sunday, 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 60th annual celebration is Thursday through Sunday, July 1-4, in Capitan, N.M. about 20 miles north of Ruidoso. Rodeos begin at 7 p.m. each night, with nightly dances are 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the fairgrounds. Fireworks follow rodeo performance Saturday. Dance admission: $5. Information: (575) 354-2202, smokeybearstampede.com or on Facebook.

Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com.
• The Swing Dolls – The Andrews Sisters and The McGuire Sisters tribute trio performs 8 p.m. Saturday, July 2. Tickets: $39-$89.
• Space Oddity: David Brighton’s Tribute to David Bowie –8 p.m. Thursday, July 7. Tickets: $39-$69.
• ‘The Princess and the Pea’ — Missoula Children’s Theatre’s performance featuring local children is 7 p.m. Friday, July 15. Tickets: $18 ($10 children).
• Estéban - The riveting classical and nuevo flamenco guitarist performs 8 p.m. Saturday, July 23. Tickets: $39-$89.
• Stoney LaRue - The Red Dirt country star performs 8 p.m. Saturday, July 30. Tickets: $39-$59.

Mexican and Native American Art Market — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 2-3, at White Sands National Monument. Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or nps.gov/whsa.

Cloudcroft Independence Day — The Village of Cloudcroft, N.M. celebrates Independence Day weekend July 2-4, with a street dance, annual parade, open-air melodramas and more. Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733, 1-866-874-4447 or cloudcroft.net.

Independence Road Rally — Alamogordo Downtown Merchant’s Association hosts a road rally event 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 2, in the Alamogordo Washington Avenue Park. Parade, costume contest, Little Tykes racer Contest, Award Ceremony, food and music also offered. Cost: $25 per team. Information: (575) 442-6863 or roadrallynm.wix.com/roadrallynm.

Fireworks watching party — Old Glory Memorial, Old Glory Memorial, corner of Diana and Gateway North (Entry on Kenworthy), will host a celebration to watch fireworks from Cohen Stadium starting at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 3, with hot dogs, hamburgers, snow cones, popcorn. Parking lot space for cars: $3, limited spaces available. Information: Jimmy Melver, 549-5031.

East Side 4th of July Parade — The El Paso Del Norte Lions Club parade begins at 9 a.m. Monday, July 4. The parade starts at Hanks High School, 2001 Lee Trevino, and travels to Yarbrough then north on Album to Album Park. with floats, marching units, antique cars, horses and bicycles. Free entries. Information: 731-1549.

West Side Independence Day Parade — The Rotary Club of El Paso’s 20th annual Independence Day parade begins at 9 a.m. Monday, July 4, at Western Hills Church, 530 Thunderbird. The 2.6-mile parade route will go from the church down Shadow Mountain, then up Mesa to Coronado High School. Information: 231-2559 (Parade Chair), westelpasorotary@gmail.com or rotarywestelpaso.org.

Patriotic Celebration — El Paso Wind Symphony’s annual Independence Day performance of patriotic music is 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, July 4, at the Chamizal National Memorial amphitheater, 800 S. San Marcial..
  A fireworks show follows the concert. Presented by the Museum and Cultural Affairs Department of the City of El Paso as part of their Music Under the Stars concert series. Admission is free. Information: 212-0110, (Chamizal) 532-7273 or elpasoartsandculture.org or on Facebook at MusicUnderTheStars.
  Free shuttle from El Paso Zoo to the park runs 6 to 10 p.m.

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 Monday, July 4, with food, live entertainment 3 to 10 p.m. and family activities, concluding with a fireworks display over Lake Mescalero. Admission is free. Information: 1-877-277-4577 or innofthemountaingods.com.

Music Under the Stars — The 33rd 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 through July 24 at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial.
  No concert July 3; annual Independence Day patriotic concert with El Paso Wind Symphony and fireworks is 7 p.m. Monday, July 4. Admission is free. Information: 212-0110 , 532-7273 (Chamizal), elpasoartsandculture.org or on Facebook at Music Under The Stars.
July 10: Volta (Spanish Rock)
July 17: Discipulos de la Cumbia
July 24: Mariachi Alegre (Noche Ranchera).
  Concertgoers for Chamizal may park at the El Paso Zoo and take a shuttle to the park for free from 6:30 to 10 p.m. (6 to 10 p.m. July 4).

Pro Soccer Exhibition Match — An exhibition match between Club Leon of the first division Liga MX and FC Juarez of the Ascenso MX is 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Southwest University Park, Downtown. Tickets available at SouthwestUniversityPark.com or the park’s box office. Information: 533-BASE.

Nicky Jam — The Reggaeton singer songwriter known for his hit “El Perdón,” headlines the Fenix Tour at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at El Paso County Coliseum, with Zion & Lennox, De La Ghetto and Valentino. Tickets: $48.50. $58.50, $78.50 and $118.50 (Ticketmaster).

Cool Canyon Nights — The summer series of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through July 28 at McKelligon Canyon, Amphitheatre, sponsored by WestStar Bank. Admission is free; craft beers and cocktails for sale, with food sold by a variety of food trucks. Information: 534-0600 or elpasolive.com, kisselpaso.com or on Facebook at CoolCanyonNights.
  Star Lounge Pass is $10 online, $15 at the door.
July 7: Trailerband, Our Friend the Mountain and Dusty Low
July 14: Billy Townes
July 21: Windy City
July 28: to be announced.

Ysleta Mission Festival — The annual fiesta is July 8-10 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 131 S. Zaragosa (at Alameda), with live music by Fungi Mungle and other bands, authentic southwest cuisine cooked by mission families, game booths, carnival rides and more. Admission is free to all events. Information: 859-9848 or ysletamission.org.

Sun City Showcase — Texas Top Guns hosts the high school Boys and Girls Basketball showcase 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 8-10, at Don Haskins Recreation Center, 7400 High Ridge, open to freshmen through seniors. Spectator admission: $5. Information: 227-4572 or ebhfitnessllc.com/sun-city-showcase.html.

‘Rock of Ages’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre in the UTEP Student Union presents an encore performance of the rock musical by Chris D’Arienzo by popular demand July 8-24, celebrating the 1980s rock hits of the glam metal era. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Sunday dinner shows are 2:30 p.m.; non-dinner show Sunday 1:30 p.m.; matinee dates to be announced. Tickets: $31.50-$44.50 dinner shows; $17.50-$27.50 non-dinner matinees. Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.

El Paso Roller Derby — El Paso Roller Derby’s Tex Pistols take on the Tucson Bandoleras 6 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad Drive. Tickets: $8 in advance (via Facebook); $10 at the door; $5 active duty military; free for kids 10 and younger with paying adult. Information: elpasorollerderby.com.

Tailgate 2016 — The annual outdoor concert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises funds for the Flickinger Center. Concerts are in the upper parking lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Patrons should bring their own food, lawn chair and beverages. 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: (575) 437-2202. Online reservations at flickingercenter.com.
• 8 p.m. Saturday, July 9: The Hard Road Trio, Original southwestern acoustic music
• 8 p.m. Saturday, July 30: Bobcats, Swing/jazz trio

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909 Online tickets at trickyfalls.com and ticketfly.com.
• Viento Callejero — The East LA Cumbia and Latin funk powerhouse performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 9. Tickets: $5 in advance.
• Carcass — The extreme metal band’s One Foot in the Grave Tour is 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, with Crowbar, Ghoul and Night Demon. Tickets: $20-$25.
• Cody Canada and The Departed — The Oklahoma country rockers perform 9 p.m. Saturday, July 30. Tickets: $16.

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 16-17, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331 Alabama. Admission: $5 (under 10 free). Information: 241-1761.

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic — America’s legendary parody master’s “Mandatory World Tour” comes to El Paso at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $35, $45, $55 and $75. (Ticketmaster)

Pitbull — Pitbull returns to El Paso for his Bad Man Tour with Prince Royce at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $23.20 to $123.20 (Ticketmaster).

Jerry Seinfeld — One of America’s most successful comedians returns El Paso 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $50-$125(Ticketmaster).

St. Thomas Aquinas Bazaar — St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 10970 Bywood, hosts its bazaar 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 29-31. Information: 540-4490.

Boarder City Game Convention — The Meeple Board Game Society’s inaugural tabletop gaming convention is 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 29-31, at UTEP Union’s 3rd floor. Cost: $20 in advance; $30 at the door. Information: (361) 215-4681 or boardercon.com.

Steve Miller Band — The classic rock group performs at 8 p.m. Friday, July 29, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets are $49.50 to $89.50 (Ticketmaster, UTEP Ticket Center).

Ruidoso Grindstone Trail Runs — Ski Run Road Challenge hosts the runs on the new multiple use trail system at Grindstone Lake, 2 miles from Downtown Ruidoso at 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, starting and finishing at Wingfield Park’s Grindstone Lake Trails. Four mile and 8.50 mile runs offered at the USA Track and Field sanctioned and American Trail Running Association approved event. Cost: $15-$35. Information: (575) 937-7106. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Sun City Kids Splash & Dash — Race El Paso’s new youth swim-run event for ages 7-15 is 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 30, at Ascarate Pool and Park, 6900 Delta, as part of the 2016 USA Triathlon Youth Aquathlon Series. Family pool picnic follows event. Entry fee: $20 (includes race shirt, post race snacks and drinks and pool party entry). 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.

‘The Sorcerer’ — Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El Paso’s 47th annual production is set for late July and early August in both El Paso at Chamizal National Memorial Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial, and in Las Cruces. Information: 479-2485 GSelPaso.org or on Facebook at GandSElPaso.

National Mexican Festival and Rodeo — “La Dynastia Continua” is at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at El Paso County Coliseum, with Vicente Fernandez Jr., Antonio Aguilar Jr., Jose Manuel Figueroa and Shalia Durcal. Tickets: $35-$65; $17.50-$32.50 for ages 2-12. (Ticketmaster).

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