2010 Soldier Show — The variety show performed by soldiers to soldiers and the El Paso and Fort Bliss communities is Friday and Saturday, Aug. 13-14. The live musical revue showcases the talents of active duty Soldiers who are selected by audition from throughout the Army. They are amateur artists who have a passion for music, dance and performing. They come from infantry, transportation, military police, medical, intelligence, aviation, signal and other tactical units. Admission is free. Advance tickets available at the ITR Building 1743 on Fort Bliss. Tickets not required for entry, but ticket holders will be seated first. Information: 568-7506 or blissmwr.com.
Aiyana C. Hanson Run — The first Leukemia Memorial 5K run and 1-mile fun walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway North. Trophies awarded to top three male and female overall runners. T-shirts for all participants, and refreshments offered at finish line. Registration: $20 ($15 military and cancer survivors). Race day registration: $25. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
El Paso Diablos Baseball — The American Association minor league team regular home game time is 7:05 p.m. (Sundays at 6:05 p.m.) at Cohen Stadium in Northeast El Paso. Tickets: $8 box seats; $7 general admission (free for age 4 and younger). Information: 755-2000 or diablos.com.
• Aug. 10-12 — Grand Prairie Air Hogs
• Aug. 13-15 — Pensacola Pelicans
‘The Clown Who Ran Away’ – El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents Conrad Seiler’s family comedy about a clown who must save six other dolls Aug. 6-21. Directed by Moises Hinojos. Showtime is 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $7 ($5 under age 12). Information: 532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com.
Dodo is a clown whose rescue effort changes him from runaway to hero.
Coheed and Cambria — The New York “indie-prog-metal-storytellers” present their tour in support of their current CD and novel “Year of the Black Rainbow” Aug. 17, at Club 101, 1148 Airway, with London’s Porcupine Tree. Tickets: $26 in advance; $30 day of show, plus service charge (ticketbully.com).
Josh Abbott Band — The Top 10 country music band, known for the hit “She’s Like Texas,” performs at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13 at Whiskey Dick’s, 580 George Dieter. Tickets: $10; available online through ticketbully.com. Information: 921-9900.
Club 101 — 1148 Airway. Advance tickets for most events available at Club 101, All That Music, Psycha and online at ticketbully.com, unless otherwise listed. Information: 544-2101 or club101.com.
• Enthroned — The Belgian metal band performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, with Destroyer 666 of Australia and Shining of Sweden. Tickets: $15.
• OTEP — The Los Angeles metal band performs at Sunday, 7 p.m. Aug. 15, with opening acts The Birthday Massacre, Beneath The Sky, The Agonist and Murder FM. All ages show. Tickets: $12.
Foxstock & Hippiefest — The Fox 92.3 FM musical flashback concert is 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at El Paso County Coliseum, featuring retro superstars War, With Rider, Rare Earth and Badfinger. Tickets: $30, $35 and $40, plus service charge. (Ticketmaster).
The Expressions Dance Academy — The company presents an evening of various dance styles at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 13-14, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 872-0989.
Music Under the Stars — Mariachi Los Toritos concludes the 27th summer concert series 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, at the Chamizal National Memorial amphitheater, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 541-4481 (MCAD), 532-7273 (Chamizal) or elpasoartsandculture.org.
Alfresco! Fridays — The free outdoor concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 10 at Arts Festival Plaza (between El Paso Museum of Art and Plaza Theatre). Presented by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0689, 541-4481, or alfrescofridays.com.
• Aug. 13 — PT and the Cruisers (easy listening)
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays. Admission is free, except for “Earth Water Fire Air” ($5 for ages 12 and over). Information: 532-1707 or elpasoartmuseum.org.
Showing Aug. 15-Nov. 7: “Earth Water Air Fire: The Work of Carole Feuerman.”
Sasahara Gallery — The new gallery is at 7100 Westwind Drive, Suite 135. Information: 584-4222 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: sasaharagallery.com. The next “Second Saturdays at the Sasahara” event is a Meet the Artist” reception 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 14.
George Lopez — The stand-up comedy star of “Lopez Tonight” returns to El Paso at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $46.75, $56.75 and $66.75 plus service charge. (Ticketmaster).
Star of the ABC “George Lopez” sitcom and TBS’s “Lopez Tonight,” Lopez also is a frequent host of “Que Locos” on Univision. He also has performed in films and was the first Latino to headline a morning English. As a stand-up comedian, he is a sell-out attraction coast to coast.
Plaza Classic Film Festival — The El Paso Community Foundation will host its 3rd annual classic and “semi-classic” movie in The Plaza’s Main Theatre, Philanthropy Theatre and outdoor Festival Plaza Aug. 5-15. Billed as the “world’s largest classic film festival,” movies of all genres will be presented from the golden age of cinema to more recent favorites. Special film talks with celebrities and scholars, live music events are also planned. Age 13 and older only admitted for all R-rated films. Individual tickets available through Ticketmaster. All-festival pass: $150. Information: 533-4020 or plazaclassic.com.
Special guests for the festival include actress Debby Reynolds (who was born in El Paso), film historian Nick Clooney (father of George Clooney) and director Peter Bogdanovich.
Southern New Mexico
Otero County Fair — The annual fair and rodeo is Aug. 11-14 at the fairgrounds in Alamogordo, N.M. The fairgrounds are off U.S. 54 on the north side of town, across from White Sands Mall. Information: (575) 434-0788.
The Frontier Village offers food booths, carnival rides, games and other entertainment each day.
Music in the Parks — The City of Carrizozo, N.M. presents a potluck and concert featuring soft jazz music by guitar duo Fred Kinnan and Tim Rice 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, at McDonald Park, as part of its summer outdoor music events. Soda and chips for sale benefiting Carrizozo Woman’s Club “raise the roof” charity. Admission is free. Information: (575) 648-2757 or carrizozomusic.org.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older admitted. (Ticketmaster) Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Josh Turner — The country/folk star (“Long Black Train,” “Would You Go With Me”) performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10. Tickets: $25-$75.
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. (about 12 miles north of downtown Ruidoso). Free public guided tours are 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays (except show dates). Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com.
• Roy Clark — 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. Best known for his decades-long stint as the host of the country-music show “Hee Haw,” Clark is a master of strings and a singer who has entertained millions for more than 40 years. The award winning actor, vocalist and philanthropist is a member of both the Grand Ole Opry and The Country Music Hall of Fame. Matinee tickets: $56 and $59. Evening tickets: $66 and $69.
‘Nunsense’– The Las Cruces Community Theatre, in the city’s Downtown Mall, kicks off its 2010-2011 season with the its season with the “habit-forming” musical by Dan Goggin Aug. 6-22. Directed by Art Haggerton. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Gala opening night is Aug. 6. Tickets: $10 ($9 seniors/students/military; $8 per person for groups of 10 or more; $7 children 5 and younger). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
When the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, “Sister Julia, Child of God,” has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, they are in dire need of funds for the burials. They decide the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show and take over the school auditorium currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon translated into 21 languages.
King of the Cage — The fighting event is 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, Mescalero, N.M. (near Ruidoso). One of the largest mixed martial arts event series in the world, King of the Cage features intense, no-holds-barred fighting competitions. Tickets: $65-$100. Age 21 and older welcome. (Ticketmaster). Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.