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March 2020

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

FORE! UNITee Topgolf Fundraiser — El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center’s fundraiser is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Topgolf El Paso, 365 Vin Rambla. Information: 351-0048 or jamie@elpasoholocaustmuseum.org.

NAWIC Paving the Way 5K — National Association of Women In Construction hosts the fundraising 5K run/walk and 1 mile fun walk benefiting its scholarship fund at 8 a.m. Sunday, March 1, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, Suite 205. Information: 478-5663 or upandrunningelpas@earthlink.net.

Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Information: lowbrowpalace.com. See separate listing for outdoor venue at 1101 Texas.
• Luna Luna — The folk rock band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 1. Tickets: $12.
• Generationals — The new wave duo performs at 8 p.m.  Thursday, March 5, with Sarah Jaffe. Tickets: $15.
• The Red Pears — The indie band performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 7. Tickets: $12.
• Bambara — The post-punk band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. Tickets: $14.
• Rotting Out — The hardcore punk band performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12. Tickets: $15.
• The Warning — The Mexican rock band performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26. Tickets: $15.
• Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears — The blues, soul, and funk artist performs at 10 p.m. Friday, March 27. Tickets: $15.

NMSU Department of Music — Performances are at 7:30 p.m. at the Atkinson Music Recital Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe. Admission is free, unless otherwise listed. Information: (575) 646-2304 or music.nmsu.edu.
• Monday, March 2: University Choirs
• Tuesday, March 3: Symphonic Band in Concert
• Wednesday, March 4: Wind Symphony
• Friday, March 6: Jazz Ensembles
• Saturday, March 7: Philharmonic Orchestra

Itzhak Perlman — El Paso Pro-Musica presents the “Reigning Virtuoso of the Violin” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $50-$150 (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.

Las Cruces International Film Festival — Comedian, film and television star George Lopez and actor and producer Edward James Olmos will appear at the 2019 Las Cruces International Film Festival, presented by New Mexico State University and Visit Las Cruces March 4-8. Tickets and full schedule available at lascrucesfilmfest.com. 

‘The Illusionists — Live From Broadway’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the world’s best-selling magic show at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the Plaza Theatre. Information: 231-1111 or visitelpaso.com/broadway.

‘25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ — American Southwest Theatre Company presents the musical comedy March 5-15 at NMSU’s Center for the Arts in Las Cruces. Tickets: (575) 646-4515 or nmsutheatre.com.

Harry Connick Jr. — Connick brings his “True Love: An Intimate Performance” tour to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Plaza Theatre, on the heels of his recently released No. 1 jazz album, “True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter.” Tickets: $62.50-$125.50 (Ticketmaster).

Las Cruces Arts Fair — Doña Ana Arts Council’s 10th annual regional juried fine arts event is March 6-8 in the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E University. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $10 at the door; $15 for a two-adult pass when purchased in advance; free for age 12 and under. Information: (575) 523-6403 or daarts.org.

Vines In The Pines — The Art and Wine Festival is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 7-8 at Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca, with samples of New Mexico wines, local art, crafts, food, boutique vendors and  other local brews. Live music 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday from Chris Baker. Tickets at eventbrite.com.

Harlem Globetrotters — The Globetrotters return to the area at 7 p.m. Friday, March 6, at NMSU’s Pan American Center. Tickets: $20-$90 (Ticketmaster).

Cher — Cher brings her “Here We Go Again Tour” to El Paso at 8 p.m. Friday, March 6, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with special guests Nile Rodgers & CHIC. Tickets: $84-$128.20. VIP packages: $393-$744. (Ticketmaster).

Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.
• Nick Warren is Friday, March 6. General admission: $12-$18.
• DJ Jazzy Jeff and DJ Scratch’s Vinyl Destination 45 Tour is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Tickets: $20-$25; VIP tickets $50.
• Steve Lawler perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 15, with LNSC DJs & Friends. Tickets: $20-$25.
• AC Slater: Hi8 Album Tour is Sunday, March 29. Tickets: $10.

El Paso Rhinos - The Junior League ice hockey team hosts the San Diego Sabers at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6-8, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $5-$30. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.

Big Red Comic Con — Bel Air High School’s Anime/SciFi Clubs and Hanks Cosplay Club hosts the 2nd annual comic con 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 731 N. Yarbrough. Tickets: $5; free for age 5 and younger. Information: sites.google.com/yisd.net/bigredcomiccon/ or on Facebook.

Dr. Seuss Day — Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in Mescalero, N.M. hosts a family day 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 7 celebrating Dr. Seuss, with breakfast (including green eggs and ham) 9 to 10 a.m., as well as various activities. Tickets: $10. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

Abbie Gardner — Mimbres Region Arts Council’s Indie/Folk Series 10th anniversary season presents dobro player Abbie Gardner at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Buckhorn Opera House, 32 Main in Pinos Altos, near Silver City, N.M. Tickets: $25 ($20 MRAC members) Information: (575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org.

‘The Music of Selena’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra celebrates the legacy of the trailblazing artist and “Queen of Tejano Music” at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at The Plaza Theatre, with vocalist Isabel Marie Sanchez performing iconic Selena hits like “Dreaming of You,” “Colo la Flor,” and “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.” Tickets: $30-$75 (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.

Seven Deadly Shorts’ — El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series presents the series of10-minute plays by Palmore Productions at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre). Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.

Lowbrow Palace (outdoors) — 1101 Texas. All concerts listed are all ages. Surcharge for ages under 21. Available in advance at The Headstand or eventbrite.com. Information: lowbrowpalace.com.
• The Growlers — The surf rockers’ “Natural Affair Tour is 7 p.m. Sunday, March 8. Tickets: $30.
• Katastro — The rock/hip-hop band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Tickets: $13.
• Eliza & The Delusionals — The Australian indie rock band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 15. Tickets: $12.
• Ty Segall and the Freedom Band — The rock multi-instrumentalist and singer performs 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12. Tickets: $20.

KISS — The legendary hard rock band brings its “End of the Road,” tour to El Paso 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets range from $123 to $993 (Ticketmaster). Opening act is David Lee Roth, best known as the lead singer of Van Halen.

Jeannine Goeckeritz — Las Cruces Civic Concert Association presents the flutist at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $25. Information: (575) 405-7429, lascrucescca.org or on Facebook at LCCivicConcertAssoc.

Trippie Redd — The rapper performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $42 general admission (Ticketmaster).

‘Dancing Backwards in High Heels’ — The 15th annual Women’s Business Symposium is 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway. Early bird admission: $95 ($85 EPHCC members). Information: 566-4066.

Rockhound Roundup — The 55th annual roundup for rock and gem lovers is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, March 12-15, at the Southwest New Mexico Fairgrounds in Deming. Free admission. Information: (575) 544-9019, the dgms@gmail.com, or thedgmsclub.com.

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘OVO’ — Cirque du Soleil brings its touring arena show  back to El Paso for six performances March 12-15 at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. OVO debuted in El Paso  during a successful eight-show run in 2017. Tickets start at $35 ($24.50 for children); senior, military, student discounts, and family packs available. (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-5234.

Rick Trevino — The country star performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Plaza Theatre, with special guest Patsy Torres (Patsy Cline tribute artist). Tickets: $42.50-$62.50 (TicketMaster).

‘Lucky Friday the 13th’ — Burlesque on the Rio hosts its burlesque show 8 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Touch Bar El Paso, 11395 James Watt, featuring special guest Mayo Lua de Frenchie of Albuquerque. Admission: $10; age 18 and older only. Information: burlesqueontherio.weebly.com, or on Facebook.

‘Once’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $32.50-$72.50 (Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111 or visitelpaso.com/broadway.

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts —  1110 New York, in Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
• Socks in the Frying Pan — The Irish music group performs Friday, March 13. Tickets: $10, $20, $28.
• Six Appeal — The a cappella super group brings their upbeat and fun style of song to the stage Saturday, March 28. Tickets: $15, $26, $35.

Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — 108 Spencer Road (off Airport Hwy 220) in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
• “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” — The big band musical & theatrical tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Tickets: $39-$69.
• The Hit Men — The multimedia concert features five top rock ‘n’ roll musicians at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 21. Tickets: $39-$69.

LCSO with Mario Carbotta and Guy Yehuda — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra performs with guest flutist Mario Carbotta and clarinetist Guy Yehuda at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 14-15, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. Tickets: $41-$51. Information: (575) 646-3709, lascrucessymphony.com or on Facebook.

El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s professional soccer team’s home games are at Southwest University Park. Opening game is Saturday, March 14, against the Portland Timbers. Information: 235-GOAL, eplocomotivefc.com or on Facebook.

Dwight Yoakam — The multiple Grammy-winning country star performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. YTickets: $39.75 to $129.75 (Ticketmaster).

JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour — The Nickelodeon singer, dancer, actress and YouTube personality performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at NMSU’s Pan American Center. Tickets: $34-$64; VIP packages $175-$349 (Ticketmaster).

Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. Showing March 19-June 26: Early El Paso Masters. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday,. Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Lords of Acid — The band’s “Make Acid Great Again Tour” is Thursday, March 19, with Aesthetic Perfection.
• Emo Night 4 featuring local bands performing as other bands for one night is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 21. All ages event. Admission: $7 ($5 age 21 and older).
• The Delta Bombers — 8 p.m. Sunday, March 22, with the F-Bombs and Rockin’ Rattlers. Tickets: $10.
• Pathology — 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26. Tickets: $15.
• The Cryptics — 8 p.m. Friday, March 27, with the Hot Bachs, Tire, Viva El Cesar, and Ohmios. Tickets $5, 18 and older.

Franco Escamilla — The Mexican comedian, musician and radio announcer returns to El Paso for his brand new “Payaso” Tour at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $39 to $125 (Ticketmaster).

Kate Del Castillo — The Mexican actress’s “Estoy Okate” (I’m ‘OKate’)tour discussing her career and life is 9 p.m. Friday, March 20, at the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center. Tickets available at (Ticketmaster).

George Lopez — The standup comic and TV star performs Friday, March 20, at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. Tickets: $45-$75. Information: 1-877-277

German Spring Bazaar — The German Air Force Air Defense Center of Fort Bliss hosts its 17th annual spring bazaar 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Building 747 on Carter Road in Fort Bliss. Admission is free. Information: 201-5939, 201-5910 or betreuunginelpaso.com.

El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22, at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Admission: $5 for both days (private readings not included with admission). Free admission with active duty military ID. Information: 345-6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.

Javier Arana Jr. Memorial — The 8th annual Fallen Trooper 5K run and 1-mile walk is 9 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Registration: $20 ($10 kids). Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

La Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga — The popular Mexican group performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $39-$149. (Ticketmaster).

Bruce Nehring Consort — The consort concludes its 29th season at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at First Baptist Church, 801 Montana, with a program featuring Charles Gray of St. Olaf College, who will perform as violin soloist and also conduct the Consort Chamber Players. Bruce Nehring will conduct the Consort Chamber singers. Ticket: $20 ($15 seniors, military; $5 students). Information: 532-5874 or brucenehringconsort.org.

The Texas Tenors — Woman’s Club of El Paso presents the group’s “10th Anniversary Tour” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 23, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $45-$117 (Ticketmaster).

Rage Against the Machine — The rock band brings its North American reunion to both El Paso and Las Cruces Las Cruces, with shows 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in El Paso, and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2020. Venues to be announced at rageagainstthemachine2020.com.

‘The Office! A Musical Parody’ — The unauthorized parody of the hit TV show is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $17.50-$65 (Ticketmaster).

Las Cruces Game Convention — Las Cruces Game Knights’ 8th annual Las Cruces Game Convention is 3 to 9 p.m. Friday and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 27-28, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University. Tickets (for both days): $15 in advance; $25 at the door ($20 for Saturday only). Information: (575) 621-3858, lcgameknights@gmail.com or lcgamecon.org.

TobyMac — The Christian Grammy-winning rocker headlines the 2020 “Hits Deep Tour” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 27, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with Tauren Wells, Jordan Feliz, We Are Messengers, Ryan Stevenson and Aaron Cole. Presented by Food for the Hungry. Tickets: $19.75-$89.75 (Ticketmaster). Information: awakeningevents.com.

‘Bon Appetit’ — El Paso Opera presents the deliciously funny opera starring Cherry Duke as Julia Child 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Philanthropy Theatre in the Plaza Theatre Annex. Tickets: $25. Information: 581-5534, info@epopera.org, epopera.org or on Facebook.

Sun City Crit — The USA Crits cycling event is Saturday, March 28, in Downtown El Paso. Crits are bicycle races, involving multiple laps on a shEvents run from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. with categories ranging from juniors ages 9 and up, to pro cyclists,. Registration: bikereg.com/destination-el-paso-criterium. Information: usacrits.com.

EPSYO and EPSO ‘Side-by-Side’ Concert — Performers from El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras and El Paso Symphony Orchestra combine forces at the 14th annual Side-by-Side performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at the Plaza Theatre. Ticket information: 532-3776, 525-8978 or epso.org.

Run for Shoes 5K — epkicks *run for shoes* 5K run and 1 -mile fun run are 8 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at Up and Running Westside, 3233 N. Mesa. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Prince Royce — The Latin pop superstar returns to El Paso for his “Alter Ego” U.S. Tour 8 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $41-$91; VIP packages $150-$950 (Ticketmaster).

El Paso Airplane Pull — The inaugural fundraising airplane pull competition for Special Olympics Texas El Paso is 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, at the FedEx Ramp, 501 George Perry. Information: 533-8229 or mbaray@sotx.org.

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