There are so many happenings in El Paso. Here are a few things going on. If your event is missing email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, April 9th:
Los Dukes Live performance. Franklin's Lounge, Sunland Park Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr., 9 p.m., no cover, 575-874-5200.
Dan Lambert Live performance. The Mix, 1001 E. University, Las Cruces, 6-9 p.m.
James Clarkston Guitarist to perform live. Sunset Grill, Sonoma Ranch Golf Course, 1274 Golf Club Rd., Las Cruces, 6:30-9 p.m., 575-521-1826
'La Cage Aux Folles’ Award-winning musical version of the comic collision of gay and straight worlds. A gay nightclub manager and his drag queen partner pretend to be a straight couple when the manager’s son brings home his fiancée and her ultra-conservative parents. Written by Harvey Fierstein with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman. UTEP Dinner Theatre, Wednesdays-Saturdays @ 7 p.m., for info 747-6060. Through May 16, dinner matinee April 25 @ 1:30 p.m.; non-dinner matinee May 2, 9 and 16 @ 2:30 p.m., dinner shows are $26-$38; non-dinner matinee is $12-$22.
Papa Tops Live performance. The Hydrant, 3112 Forney, 9 p.m., no cover, 21+, for info, 633-8455
Wicked Crush Live performance. Bulldog Pub, 1201 Bob Hope, 9:30 p.m., no cover, 21+, for info 860-2130.
Punk-Nation DVD Recording Live performances by Unshackles, An Endless Fight, The Turboprops, The Valley Rats, Fixed Idea and more. Presented by Not Psyched Studios. Zen-Meister, 1160 Airway, 6 p.m., $5.
Jack Welch Live performance of Country, Classic Rock, Oldies, Latin music. Great American Land and Cattle Co., 600 Valley Chili Road, Vinton, 6:30-9:30 p.m., for info 915-886-4690. Every Fri. and Sat.
'Big Bad Mouse' Stage productions of Phillip King and Falkland Cary's comedy set in 1960s London. Opening night gala (April 9) will include a buffet, drinks, and an opportunity to speak with the cast. Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 North Main, Las Cruces, 8 p.m., $8 adults, $7 students, senior and military, $5 children, through April 25, Fri & Sat, 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. More info
Frontera Bugalu Live performance. The Percolator, 217 N. Stanton, 8 p.m., all ages.
Lhasa Vector Live performance. Mavericks Bar, 6999 Montana, 9:30 p.m.
El Paso's Hero First annual awards banquet honoring Zulu, the dog that saved Bob Sumrall's life. Hosted by Humane Society of El Paso, Animal Rescue League and LULAC Council 4964. Proceeds used for Scholarships for the Youth of El Paso. Marriott, 1600 Airway, 6 p.m., $50 per person, for info 474-1081.
'What's Your Fetish?' Fetish party and exhibit. All proceeds benefit El Paso Sun CIty Pride 2010. Lips Lounge, 510 N. Stanton, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $5, VIP $10, tickets at Lips, for info 875-4450.
Alfresco! Fridays The annual outdoor concert series presented by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department. This week’s performance by: Dusty Low, Border Country. Arts Festival Plaza, between El Paso Museum of Art and Plaza Theatre, 6-8 p.m., free
'Be My Baby' Romantic comedy about a Scotsman and an uptight English woman, both in their 50's, on a life-changing journey to take care of a child. By Ken Ludwig, directed by Jan H. Wolfe. El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, 8 p.m., $10, $8 seniors, $7 students and military, for info 532-1317. Through April 10.
Prime Live classic rock. Mugg's Bar and Grill, 11410 Montana, 9 p.m., $4, for info
An Evening with Coach Dungy The retired NFL Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy will speak. Proceeds benefit UTEP Athletics student-athlete scholarship fund. Don Haskins Center, UTEP, 8 p.m., $20-$60, for info 747-8759.
I'm In the House North American Tour Live DJ set by Steve Aoki. Club 101, 1148 Airway, 8 p.m., $21 tickets
Speed Dating Open to all singles ages 18+. The Centennial, Fort Bliss, 7 p.m., free admission, for info 744-8427.
Liquid Cheese Live performance. Q Time Patio, 1201 E. Amador, Las Cruces, 8 p.m.
St. Clement’s Variety Show Variety performance performed by El Paso youth. Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, 6 p.m., free admission.
Santa Fe Opera Spring Tour Soprano Jamie-Rose Guarrine and baritone Sean Anderson, accompanied by pianist and music director Kirt Pavitt will present the short original piece, “Words And Music.” The second half of the program is comprised of popular arias and song. Donations will be taken to benefit NMSU’s Student Lyric Opera. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, Las Cruces, 7 p.m., free, donations accepted, open to the public, more info.
Allen's Ballroom Grand Opening WIth live performances by Bosse and Windy City. Allen's Ballroom, 10280 Montana, Ste. G, 7 p.m., for info 929-8686.
Westside Welcome Club Newcomers Coffee Monthly meeting to introduce newcomers to the El Paso area and allow them the opportunity to meet new friends. Long time residents encouraged to attend and learn more about the city and area events. 616 Westview Drive, 10 a.m., free, for info 584-7946.
First Annual Blues Festival Live performances by Sam King, Gene Kellter, Tombstone Aces, and Beg, Borrow & Steal. EPCC, Valle Verde Campus, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Willy Wonka El Paso KIDS-N-CO. presents this musical version of the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl. Words and music are by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newly, with the stage adaptation by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy A. McDonald. In the play, five golden tickets have been hidden in five Wonka chocolate bars and the five kids who find them are invited to tour Wonka’s secret candy factory and meet the maestro of sweets himself. KIDS-N-CO. Performance Center, 1301 Texas Ave., 7:30 p.m,. $7 adults, $5 students, seniors, children and active military, for info 351-1455 or Through April 11, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 10th
The Sports & Health Expo 13th annual event focusing on sports, health and fitness; featuring guest speaker will be five-time Super Bowl Champion and former Dallas Cowboy, Charles Haley, the Del Sol Medical Center's Wii Sports Challenge, free health screenings, vendors, memorabilia, exhibits, demonstrations and a 5K run & 1 mile fun walk at 9 a.m. Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, 12000 Futurity Dr., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., free admission.
Dan Lambert Live performance. Oasis Lounge, 125 Pioneer Plaza, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
UTEP Track and Field Kidd Field, UTEP, 10 a.m., $5.50, tickets at Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000.
Rincon Bohemio Poetry by Laura Cescaro Eglin. The Percolator, 217 N. Stanton, 7 p.m.
‘An Affair to Remember’ The Alzheimer’s Association STAR Chapter of El Paso will host its 7th annual gift basket fundraiser with silent auction of gift baskets, dinner and dancing. Proceeds will benefit people with Alzheimer’s disease. El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club, 6:30-11 p.m., $100, 544-1799.
NMSU Cheer and Dance Classic Live performances. Pan American Center, NMSU, 9:30 a.m., $9, tickets at Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000.
Liquid Cheese Live performance. Corbett Student Union, NMSU, 3-4 p.m., free, all ages.
Manjyna Live performances. Bulldog Pub, 1201 Bob Hope, 9:30 p.m., no cover, 21+, for info 860-2130.
Bosse Live performance. Franklin's Lounge, Sunland Park Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr., 9 p.m., no cover, 575-874-5200.
Daisy Day Hosted by Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest and West Texas. Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta, 1-4 p.m.
Punk-Nation DVD Recording Live performances by Years of Cold, Xit Wounds, Garden of Thorns, Five3Nine3, Random Allusion and more. Presented by Not Psyched Studios. Zen-Meister, 1160 Airway, 6 p.m., $5.
JMV Sports Collectibles Show One day show for collectors and dealers to buy, sell or trade vintage to modern sports collectibles such as sports cards, McFarlane Figures, Nascar memorabilia and more. Hyatt Place Hotel, 6030 Gateway East, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $2, kids under 12 are free with an adult admission, for info 254-760-8682
Saturday Dog Adoptions Weekly pet adoption event presented by the El Paso Humane Society and other shelter and rescue groups. El Paso Saddleblanket, 6926 Gateway East, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., for info 544-1000.
Jayden's Playground, Spire Hill, Joystick Live performances. The Bayou, 9100 Viscount, 9:30 p.m., free, 21+.
Walk Like MADD EPCC will host the 5K Walk for Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. Valle Verde Campus, 919 Hunter, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., for info 779-1987.
Rudolf Budginas Showtime! El Paso will close their season with a live performance by the virtuoso pianist. Abraham Chavez Theatre, One Civic Center Plaza, 7:30 p.m., $25, 544-2022.
Mission Chevrolet Car Show El Paso Corvette Club will host their 7th annual show benefiting the Fisher House. Open to all types of cars. Mission Chevrolet, 1316 George Dieter, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free spectator admission, more info
El Maida Trap Shoot Annual fundraising trap shoot. Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club, registration at 8:30 a.m., competition at 10 a.m., open to the public, for info 487-0832.
Landscape Design 101 Learn to create attractive, functional and environmentally friendly outdoor spaces by using the seven principles of efficient landscapes. TecH2O Water Resources Learning Center, 10751 Montana Ave., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $5 per person, for more info 621-2000
Sunday, April 11th:
Sun City Comedy Weekly showcase featuring comedians from all over the Southwest. The New OP, 301 S. Ochoa, 9:30 p.m., $3, 18+, for more info 408-2511
Mariachi Alegre & DJ Juan Live performances. Franklin's Lounge, Sunland Park Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr., Mariachi 5:30-6:30 p.m., dj 6:30-10:00 p.m., 575-874-5200.
Family Fun Fair Third annual event providing resources to families in the community and helping parents learn how to engage with their children in a positive manner. About 50 local agencies will participate by having information tables and having fun activities for the children and adults. 2044 Trawood, 12- 4 p.m., for info 521-3704.
El Paso Border Chorders Spring Performance A springtime performance by El Paso’s all male acapella choir. Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, 2:30 p.m., $8
'Tea Dance' Featuring Bob Burns and Mike Caranda Orchestra, a big-band style orchestra. El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place, 2-5 p.m., $15 for info 799-5684.
El Paso Summer Music Festival Young musicians' competition, second day of a three day event. University Presbyterian Church, 244 N. Resler, 3 p.m., $10 adults, $5 students. Continues on April 25.
JMV Comic Book Show One day show for collectors and dealers to buy, sell or trade vintage to modern comics and related items. Meet local small press comics, artists, writers and publishers. Hyatt Place Hotel, 6030 Gateway East, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $2, kids under 12 get in free with a paid adult admission, for info 254-760-8682.