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May 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

El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team hosts home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Tickets: $5-$24. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
May 2-5: Albuquerque Isotopes. May 2-4 is 6:35 p.m., May 5 is 7 p.m.
May 15-18: Colorado Springs. May 15-16 and May 18 is 6:35 p.m., May 17 is 11:05 a.m.
May 19-22: Oklahoma City Dodgers May 21 is 6:05 p.m., and May 22 is 11:05 a.m.

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ — Broadway in El Paso presents Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical for 15 performances May 3-14, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $32.50, $47.50, $52.50, $67.50, $75, $82.50, and $90 (Ticketmaster). Information: 1-800-745-3000.
  Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, and Tuesday through Thursday, May 9-11; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4; 8 p.m. Fridays, May 5 and 12; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, May 6 and 13; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7; and 1 p.m. Sunday, May 14.

Veterinary Community Awards Banquet - The 32nd annual banquet and Casino Night features a Cinco de Mayo celebration Friday, May 5, at Hotel El Paso, 101 S. El Paso Street, hosted by the El Paso Veterinary Medical Association. Tickets: $50 ($400 table for 8). Information: 593-1712 or epvma.org.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 15th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays May 5-Sept. 1, at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. Information: 534-0633 or alfrescofridays.com.

Wind Symphony Concert — El Paso Wind Symphony closes it season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, featuring the winner of the School Band Attendance Contest. Tickets: $10 ($5 students, military, seniors). Information: elpasowindsymphony.com.

T or C Fiesta — The 68th annual fiesta is Friday through Sunday, May 5-7, in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Most events are at Ralph Edwards Park. Admission to most events is free. Information: (575) 497-9480, annualtorcfiesta.com or on Facebook at Truth or Consequences Fiesta.

Boys and Girls Club Cantina 10K — Boys and Girls Club of El Paso’s inaugural 10K and 5K runs and 1-mile fun walk is 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa. Registration: $25 through May 3, $30 May 4-5. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663. Register at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

‘You Can't Take it With You’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, presents the play by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman May 5-21. Tickets: $5-$1. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.

Young Musicians recital — The finalists for this year’s Young Musicians Competition will perform in recital 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at University Presbyterian Church, 244 N. Resler. Sponsored by El Paso Society for Musicians of the Future. Admission is free; donations welcome. Information: 449-0619 or epsmf.org.

Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Fest — El Paso Live, in partnership with PartyTenders Events, presents the wildly infamous festival 2 to 8 p.m. “Seis-o de Mayo,” Saturday, May 6, at Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway North. Information: suncitycraftbeerfest.com. Also featured is mariachi, luchadores, Chihuahua races and more. Admission: $10-$15 (includes free tequila shot while available). Tickets at elpasolive.com.

REO Speedwagon — The 80s rock favorites perform Saturday, May 6, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Tickets sold through Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
Academy Jazz and Tap Time perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6.
• Academy of Ballet perform their spring show at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 12-13.

USPA Polo — The United States Polo Association Circuit Arena Challenge Cup matches begin at 1 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday, May 6-7, at 5601 Naranjo Road, in Santa Teresa, N.M., 1 mile north of Country Club Road and McNutt. Four tournament teams; food trucks. Information: (915) 206-0788. Border Circuit Polo School exhibition match also planned.

Knights 5K4PK — The competitive 5K Run and 1- mile castle walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at Hanks High School, to benefit Rio Grande Cancer Foundation. Information: 881-4590. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Run4Unity — El Paso Teens4Unity hosts a free run for ages 9-17 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Pastoral Center, 499 St. Matthew (Guadalupe Building). Registration: Sandra Castro at 726-1102. Information: run4unity.net.

At The Drive In — The post-hardcore group kicks off their 21-city tour at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at El Paso County Coliseum, with special guest Le Butcherettes. Tickets: $25; available at ticketmaster.com and athedriveinmusic.com or at Happy House and Headstand.

‘Anything Goes’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre in the UTEP Student Union presents the Cole Porter musical through May 7 (check for possible extended dates). Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.

Urinetown’ — American Southwest Theatre Company closes its season with the hilarious musical by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis through May 7, at NMSU’s Center for the Arts. Performances are 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $5-$18. Information: (575) 646-4515 or nmsutheatre.com.

Jazz Unlimited Big Band — The jazz band presents its 13th annual concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 5005 Love Road. Admission is free; donations welcome. Information: 637-4569.

Braden Aboud Memorial Run — The 11th annual 5K run and 5K/1-mile fun run/walk begin at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 7, at 5265 Roxbury, with vendors, music, inflatable attractions and more. Registration: $20 ($10 19 and younger). Information: 833-0393 or bradenaboud.com. Registration at bradenaboud.eventbrite.com.

Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Daisyhead — Nashville alternative band, 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, with Fossil Youth. Tickets: Tickets: $10-$12.
• Kilter — Electronic rock group, 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 10. Tickets: $14-$15.
• Super Tour with Cousin Stizz — The hip-hop tour with Super Duper Kyle and Cousin Stizz is 10 p.m. Friday, May 12. Tickets: $15.
• Icon for Hire — The Illinois rock band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, May 18, with Assuming We Survive. Tickets: $12-$15.

Cool Canyon Nights — The summer series of free outdoor summer concerts are Thursdays May 11-July 27 at McKelligon Canyon, Amphitheatre, sponsored by WestStar Bank. Admission is free. Information: elpasolive.com, or on Facebook.

‘Avastar’ – Santa Fe Opera presents its spring show at 7 p.m. Friday, May 12, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Downtown Mall, Las Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheatre.com.

Take a Swing at Diabetes — The annual golf tournament benefiting El Paso Diabetes Association is 1 to 7 p.m. May 12, at Vista Hills Country Club, 2210 Trawood. Cost: $125 ($400 foursome). Information: 532-6280.

Speaking Rock Entertainment Center — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Live music nightly. Metal band Skid Row performs 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, May 12, with guests Kix. Age 18 and older welcome. Admission is usually free. Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com.

‘Seagulls in a Cherry Tree’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents a zany new comedy William Missouri Downs, May 12-28, at Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Tickets: $10-$15. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.

Old Ironsides Mud Challenge — The 4-mile, 16-obstacle challenge is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Air Assault Obstacle Course and Rappel Tower at Abernathy Park on Fort Bliss. Register at raceroster.com. Information: 744-5794.

La Oreja de Van Gogh — The Latin pop band’s “Planeta Imaginario Tour” is 8 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $38-$120 (Ticketmaster).

Dreamin' — Mesilla Valley Chorale’s spring concert is 3 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Tickets: $10. Information: (575) 647-2560 or riograndetheatre.com.

Yolanda Del Rio — The Mexican actress and ranchera singer performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets: $30-$60 (Ticketmaster).

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com.
• King Lil G – The Blessed by God Tour is Tuesday, May 16.
• Conor Oberst — The American singer-songwriter performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18, with Phoebe Bridgers. Tickets: $27.
• DJ Rene Romo’s 5th Annual Morrissey Birthday Fiesta is Friday, May 19, at The Perch.
• Zombie Prom — Saturday, May 20, with DJ Joe Dorgan and Book of Love.
• Band of Horses — American rock band, 7 p.m. Monday, May 22. Tickets: $30-$32.

Disney on Ice: ‘Dream Big’ — With Tinker Bell as the guide, audiences will follow eight Disney princesses May 17-21 at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and noon, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Thursday’s performance in Spanish. Tickets: $22, $28, $55 and $65 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-9899, disneyonice.com or countycoliseum.com

Gabriel Iglesias — The “fluffy” comedian’s “FluffyMania World Tour: 20 Years of Comedy” is 8 p.m. Friday, May 19, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Age 7 and older admitted. Tickets: $30-$70 (Ticketmaster).

Art in the Park — The City Parks & Recreation Department’s Spring 2017 arts and crafts fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, at Memorial Park’s Reserve area, 3100 Copper, with continuous entertainment and food vendors. Admission is free. Information: 240-3325.

Piñata Protest — The Tex-Mex Punk Rock Band from San Antonio performs 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at Paulina’s Badland’s, 7792 Franklin. Admission: $5. Information: 449-2231 or PinataProtestBand.com.

Bosque in Bloom — Friends of the Rio Bosque celebrates the spring blooms in El Paso’s largest city owned park 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 20, at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park in El Paso’s Mission Valley. Admission is free. Information: riobosque.org.

Zombie Prom — Deady Page Productions hosts El Paso’s first zombie prom at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Tricky Falls, 209 S El Paso. Tickets: $20 ($50 Day of the Prom) $25 to $55 VIP tickets, available at Ticketfly.com. Information: 443-2698 or on Facebook at Deady Page Productions.

Al Mendez Tribute — Jazz Unlimited Big Band honors Al Mendez in a concert at 4 p.m. Friday, May 21, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Theatre, with soloists from the nationally ranked Andress High School Jazz Band of the 1980s era, directed by Mendez. Admission is free. Information: 637-4569.

EPSYOs Season Finale — El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras’ season finale concert is 7 p.m. May 21 at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets information: 525-8978 or epsyos.org.

Band of Horses — The American rock band performs 7 p.m. Monday, May 22, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. All ages show. Tickets: $30 in advance; $32 at the door (ticketfly.com).

Wind Rider Mountain Festival — Inn of the Mountain Gods and Ski Apache’s festival of “Music, Culture, BBQ & Recreation” is noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 26-28, at Ski Apache in Mescalero, N.M. with live music, vendors, live art, KCBS (Kansas City Barbecue Society) sanctioned competition and more. Tickets: $85 general admission; $130 VIP; $160 VIP plus. Information: (575) 464-3600 or windridermusicfest.com.

Silver City Blues and Bikes Festival — The 22nd annual event is May 26-28 at Gough Park, corner of Pope and 12th Streets in Silver City. Live acoustic and electric blues music, artisan’s alley, raffles, food vendors and a beer garden. Sponsored by the Mimbres Region Art Council. Information: (575) 538-2505 or silvercitybluesfestival.org.

Neon Desert Music Festival — Hardwell, Foster the People and J Bavlin are among the performers for the 7th annual music festival 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28, on three stages in Downtown El Paso, from Cleveland Square to San Jacinto Plaza. Tickets: $119 two day general admission; VIP packages are$250-$550; online at neondesertmusicfestival.com.

Mission Valley Duathlon — Race El Paso’s USAT-sanctioned 5K run/20K bike/5K run at 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday, May 28, at Tigua Recreation & Wellness Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez. Information: 229-5656. Registration at raceelpaso.com.

Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson — Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at the Plaza Theatre. The concerts feature a solid collection of the best-known Tull repertoire from 1968 to date. Tickets; $39.95 to $99.50 (Ticketmaster).

National Health and Fitness Day — El Paso Parks and Recreation hosts the 24th annual National Health and Fitness Day 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Pavo Real Senior Center, 9311 Alameda. Admission is free. Information: 860-9131 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.

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