‘Beauty and the Beast’ — Kids-N-Co., 1301 Texas, presents its version of the classic fairy tale Jan. 22-Feb.13. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, seniors, students and active military); available at the door one hour before show. Advance reservations accepted for groups of 10 or more. Information: 351-1455 or kidsnco.org.
‘The Unexpected Guest’ — The Agatha Christie mystery is Jan 7-29 at El Paso Playhouse. Directed by Melissa Spalding. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 16 and 23. Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors, $7 military and students with ID). Information: 532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com.
A wife stands over her husband’s dead body with a gun, but did she really kill him … or is she covering for someone else?
David Parkes dinner concert — Open Arms Community presents fundraiser concert for the Holy Spirit Retreat and Renewal Center featuring internationally known singer David Parkes of Dublin, Ireland 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Hall, 10970 Bywood (off Yarbrough). Parkes has performed in the El Paso area several times. The event will also feature music by El Paso’s “The San Patricios” Irish band, a brisket dinner and dessert, and silent auction. Admission: $20. Information: 595-0589, 820-2692 or openarmscommunity.org.
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center — 122 S. Old Pueblo Road, hosts a series of free concerts from nationally known touring acts. Shows begin at 10 p.m., unless otherwise listed. Ages 18 and older welcome. Information: 860-7777 or speaking-rock.com. Tuesday, Jan. 25 — Slash of Guns N Roses and Velvet Revolver.
El Paso Rhinos — El Paso’s Junior League ice hockey team home games are at the Sierra Providence Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Regular game times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $5 general admission; $10, $15 and $20 reserved. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.
Jan. 21-23 — Tulsa Rampage.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — The 2010-2011 live horse racing season runs through April 19. Race days are Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. First post is 12:25 p.m. each race day. General admission is free to the track and casino. First post time is 12:25 p.m. Turf Club seating is $7. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com
Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200.
‘Guys and Dolls’ — Burges High Fine Arts presents the musical by Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21-23, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission: $8 ($5 students). Information: 780-1100.
A gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other. However, the challenger has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.
UTEP Men’s Basketball – Home games are at the Don Haskins Center. Game time is 7:05 p.m., unless otherwise listed. Individual tickets: $14 to $50, plus service charge. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 — Tulane.
‘Spamalot’ – Broadway El Paso presents the Monty Python musical 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at The Plaza Theatre. Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Python’s “Spamalot” is the musical comedy based on the film classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail, it features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits and one legless knight. Tickets start at $31.50. information: 544-8444 or ticketmaster.com.
El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (open until 9 p.m. Thursdays), and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays. Admission is free. Information: 351-3588 or elpasotexas.gov/history.
Showing Jan. 23-April 24: “The Threads of Memory or El Hilo de la Memoria,” with 138 original Spanish documents, maps, and paintings from Spain’s exploration of these territories 300 years ago. This the first time the documents have traveled outside of Spain.
Rock Laser Spectaculars — Two different laser rock shows will be offered 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre.
Each production features lasers, large screen videos and conccert-style sound.
• “The Spirit of Michael — A Live Concert Tribute” is at 7 p.m., featuring the top Michael Jackson impersonators from the Vegas stage, and Jackson’s choregraphy performed by a top professional dance troupe. Tickets are $15 to $35 plus service charges (Ticketmaster).
• “The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular,” again featuring Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Best of Pink Floyd,” is at 9 p.m. The show is now in its 25th year. Tickets: $19.50 to $29.50, plus service charges (Ticketmaster).
EL PASO SPRING HOME SHOW — The El Paso Association of Builders presents the 2011 show Jan. 21-23 at the El Paso Convention Center. The show features booths providing exhibits, demonstrations and seminars aimed at the needs of a homeowner, whether building a home or remodeling. Big prize giveaways, including a home spa and home roofing. Free tap water testing and antique appraisals. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $4.95 ($3.95 military, seniors 62 and older; free for ages 12 and younger Information: 1-800-756-4788 or HomeShowElPaso.com.
El Paso Chamber Music Festival – El Paso Pro-Musica’s 22nd annual festival presents world-class chamber musicians Jan. 5-31. Concerts, recitals and other special events will be offered at various venues. Guests include Rubens String Quartet, violinist Joseph Silverstein and Harlem String Quartet. Tickets: $25 per performance; $25; $20 seniors; $5 students. Information: 833-9400 or eppm.org.
• An evening with violinist Joseph Silverstein — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall in Las Cruces and Saturday, Jan. 22, at Western Hills United Methodist Church. Silverstein, former music director of the Utah Symphony, has been guest conductor and soloist with orchestras in the United States, the Asia, Israel and Europe. He has recently appeared in recital in Boston, New York, Cleveland, Detroit and Philadelphia.
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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. Pop and R&B legends The Pointer Sisters perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, featuring original members Anita Pointer and Ruth Pointer. Tickets: $25-$60.
Red Paint Powwow — The 8th annual Powwow and Indian Market is Jan. 21-23, at Grant County Conference Center, 3021 E. Hwy 180 in Silver City. Arena Director Tommy Spotted Bird (Kiowa), Master of Ceremonies is Gabriel Ayala (Yaqui) and Head Judge Derwin Velarde (Jicarilla Apache). Other featured dancers and drummers to be announced. Admission: $10 per day ($5 seniors/children under 12 and competitive dancers and drummers). Information: (575) 534-1379 or redpaintpowwow.net.
This competitive event, held in recognition of the Chihene Apache (Red Paint People-Warm Springs Apache), features a traditional intertribal “Gathering of Nations” powwow, with dance, music, drum contests and storytelling. Native American vendors will sell traditional art and food.
The Indian Market and demonstrations begin at 9 a.m. all three days.
Performances and dancers run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Gourd dancing begins at 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday, with grand entries at 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Saturday’s closing is 11 p.m., with awards and closing at 6 p.m. Sunday.
‘Crime and Punishment’ – No Strings Theatre Company presents Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus’s adaptation of the Fyodor Dostoyevsky novel Jan. 21-Feb. 6, at Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces. Directed by Shaun Hadfield. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3. Tickets: $10 ($9 students and seniors with ID, $7 all seats Thursday). Information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
This “conversation on the nature of evil” is set in the mind of the murderer where he relives and explores, through the urging of Porfiry and Sonia, the thoughts, ideas and feelings that drove him to his horrible crime.