‘La Fille Mal Gardée’ — El Paso Conservatory of Dance presents its annual ballet at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3-5, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Information: Marta Katz, 760-6062.
The story of young love is filled with playful mischief. Choreographer is Erick Campos.
Scenic Sundays — El Paso area citizens and their pets are invited to ride, skate, walk or run on Scenic Drive, from Rim Road to Richmond, 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sundays through September, and 7 a.m. to noon during the fall and winter months. Safety barrels will line the area and the El Paso Police Department will provide security along this popular path. Hosted by the office of city Rep. Susie Byrd. Admission is free. Information: 541-4416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TeenFest Concert and Car show — El Paso Public Library’s 6th annual teen summer reading program kickoff is noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Cohen Stadium, featuring informational and carnival booths, games, live entertainment, car and bike show, giveaways and more. Admission is free. Information: 543-5479, 543-5495 or email@example.com.
Teen Fest Is the kick-off for The El Paso Public Library 7-week Summer Reading Club event for teens. Teens may learn to apply for a library card at the kick-off.
Also featured are performances by local bands and organizations, and information booths on education and health. Youth can apply for a library card and join the El Paso Public Library Summer Reading Club.
New this years a TeenFest t-shirt design contest for ages 13-19; call for information.
‘Nine Levels to Bliss’ — Danyavaad and the Shimmy Sisters host “a mystical journey towards enlightenment” at 7 p.m. Saturday June 4, at the Scottish Rite Theatre, 301 W. Missouri. See more details in the “Dance” listing. Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Advance tickets available at Hal Marcus gallery or online at ticketbully.com. Information: (619) 884-7707 or theshimmysisters.com.
The El Paso show is presented in conjunction with Danyavaad’s upcoming summer release of the album, “Nine Levels to Bliss.” Danyavaad plays live original Middle Eastern flavored music featuring the electric sitar and tribal drum beats. The album was made possible with donations of over $7,000 raised through Kickstarter.com. Information: danyavaad.com.
Cool Canyon Nights — The summer series of free outdoor concerts are Thursdays beginning June 2 at McKelligon Canyon, sponsored by Townsquare Media and the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Centers. Information: 544-9550 or 231-1100.
House to Home — The alternative music act featuring El Pasoan Micah Lindsey performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at The Percolator, 217 N. Stanton (between Texas and Mills). The performance also features Francis Ploski and Michael Huerta. Admission: $3; all ages show. Information, cover charge: 351-4377 or myspace.com/thepercolator915.
Bark For Life — American Cancer Society’s first-ever pet walk fundraiser is 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Eastwood (Album) Park, 3110 Parkwood, with dog contests, a remembrance walk and other activities. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life at Fort Bliss. Registration fee: $20 per dog (no more than two dogs per person). Information: 544-4427 or Emily.firstname.lastname@example.org.
El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, at the Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway (at Boeing). Admission: $5 for both days (private readings not included with admission). Free admission with active duty military I.D. Information: 345-6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.
The fair features aura photos, tea leaf readings, handmade New Age crystal and gemstone jewelry, spirit writing, Feng Shui products, aromatherapy and readings by 14 professional psychic readers and mediums from across Texas and New Mexico. Readings offered in English and Spanish.
Johnny Lee and the Urban Cowboy Band — The country music favorite performs at 10 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Whiskey Dick’s, 580 George Dieter. Lee’s hits include “Lookin’ for Love,” “One in a Million,” “Hey Bartender,” “The Yellow Rose” (duet with Lane Brody) and more. Early arrival recommended. Tickets: $12 ages 21 and older; $22 ages 18-20. Available at 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.
• Fear Factory — The metal band performs at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2, with guest Pinhed (postponed from April). Tickets: $20.
• Summer Jam 2011 — The all-ages event with Travis Porter (“Make It Rain”) is 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, with Treal Lee and Prince Rick. Sell-out anticipated; early arrival encouraged. Tickets: $20.
Sander Kleinenberg and desyn masiello — The Dutch DJ performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at Nova Luna, 2270 Joe Battle Suite J. His upcoming CD is “5K.” Information: 855-5066 or info@NovaLunaEP.com.
NAMI Walk — The El Paso Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s first ever fundraising walk is Saturday, June 4, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Information: Reb Willard, 533-3118 or email@example.com.
El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Zoo summer entrance hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Zoo admission is $10 for ages 13 to 61; $7.50 for ages 62 and older and active duty military (including spouse) with ID; $6 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo members admitted free. Information: 532-8156, 521-1850 or elpasozoo.org.
World Ocean Day activities are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, to celebrate Sunny the Lea Lion’s Birthday and raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in people’s lives as well as how to protect it.
Luis Miguel — The famed Mexican crooner performs at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. With more than 45 million records sold worldwide, several Grammy awards and numerous other honors and achievements, Luis Miguel ranks as one of the world’s top concert attractions. Tickets: $57, $97, $122.50 and $147.50, plus service charge (Ticketmaster).
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center – 122 S. Old Pueblo Road, Rocker Sammy Hagar performs at 8 p.m. Friday, June 3. Admission is free. Information: 860-7777 or speaking-rock.com.
Barbara Driscoll School of Ballet — The ballet school presents its 50th annual student recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Plaza Theatre, featuring students from pre-school to adult, in technique performances and a children’s ballet. Admission is free. Information: 584-9903.?? ‘Firebird, Swan Lake, Cinderella and More’ — The Ballet Centre School of Classical Dance, directed by David Alejandro Duran, presents its 27th annual recital at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium, with more than 50 students ages 4-17 performing a variety of dances ranging from traditional classics to contemporary ballet pieces. Admission is free. Information: 544-4348 or balletcentre.us.
Budweiser ‘Fight for Pride’ — The Mixed Martial Arts event returns at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the El Paso Convention Center, with at least 8 featured bouts. The main event is Dejuan Jackson vs. Gerald Lovato. Lovato, was the headliner the first Fight for Pride event and is a veteran of several kickboxing championships.? Doors open at 7 p.m. General admission: $20. Advance tickets: $65 reserved seating; VIP ringside seating $75. Military discount of $5 available on reserved seats. (Ticketmaster). Information: 1-800-745-3000.? The co-main event is Giovanni Moljo, victorious in the previous Fight for Pride, taking on fellow top prospect Isaiah Reyes.? Other bouts include Anthony Session vs. Brazil’s Jeimeson Saudino and Mike Santiago vs. Brazil’s Marcio Navarro; El Paso’s Mike Chupa vs. Dimitrius Williams; El Paso’s J.R. Sotelo vs. James Mead and Tim Hemingway vs. Jeremiah Martinez.
The Wedding Show — The summer bridal extravaganza is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Butterfield Trail Golf Club, 1858 Cottonwoods. The show is the only outdoor-tent bridal fair in the El Paso/Las Cruces are. Guests can view several wedding vendors and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, couture fashion shows and mini-makeovers. Postponed from May 22. Admission: $5. Information: 355-6940 or theweddingshowelpaso.com.
Sunland Art Gallery — The El Paso Art Association co-op gallery is in Sunland Park Mall, second level across from The Greenery, with 30 El Paso artists represented. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Information: 584-3117, 474-0053 or sunlandartgallery.com.
Showing June 3-28: “My Art’s Desire,” local artists exhibit their favorite media or subject or favorite painting, or something in a new style they have been wanting to explore. Opening reception is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 3.
El Paso Summer Music Festival – The festival’s 2011 Potpourri Concert featuring La Catrina Quartet and the winners of the 2011 Young Musicians Competition is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Center. Also performing are mezzo-soprano Orit Amy Eylon and pianist Margaret Hagedorn. Tickets: $15 ($10 seniors/military; $5 students) Available at the door or through Ticketmaster. Ticket information: 1-800-745-3000 or epsmf.org.
El Paso Summer Music Festival is a non-profit organization under the umbrella of the El Paso Community Foundation.
This year’s Young Musician Competition winners are UTEP freshman Ismael Beltran, clarinet, and Franklin High School student Joshua Saenz, tenor.
Thomas and Friends — The national tour of the children’s show “Thomas Saves the Day” starring Thomas the Tank Engine, is June 4-5 at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Performances are 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday and noon and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 to $70 (Ticketmaster).
Thomas & Friends is an animated children’s show that first aired on British TV in 1984. Based on “The Railway Series” of books by the Rev. W. V. Awdry and his son Christopher Awdry, the characters are trains and road vehicles who live on the fictional Island of Sodor.
The 90-minute live musical adventure is the first North American tour for the show, in which the engines are busy preparing for the Lantern Festival when a big storm rolls into town. Through discovery, friendship and cooperation, Thomas finds a way to save the day – and the festival goes on as scheduled.
Alfresco! Fridays — The free outdoor concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 30 at Arts Festival Plaza (between El Paso Museum of Art and Plaza Theatre). Presented by the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Centers and the El Paso Convention and Visitors Bureau. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0675, or alfrescofridays.com.
• June 3 – Brown Betty (classic rock).
Low Brow Palace — 112 Robinson. The New York DJ Jacques Renault performs at 10 p.m. Thursday, June 2. Admission: $8. Tickets available on line at ticketbully.com. Information: 443-8464.
Lower New Mexico
Billy The Kid Chute Out — Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino in Ruidoso Downs, N.M., hosts the National Federation of Professional Bullriders bull riding event at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 3-4, at Ruidoso Downs Horse Sale Pavilion. More than 40 professional PBR, PRCA, and CBR ranked bulls and bull riders are expected to be featured Ruidoso area for two nights of exciting events, along with vendors, musical entertainment and food concessions. Tickets: $20 (free for ages 5 and younger). Performance times to be announced. Information: (575) 808-1163.? Billy’s Sports Bar and Grill will feature entertainment from Stephenville, Texas band Six Market Boulevard Friday, and Austin performer Mike Kelly Saturday.??‘First Fridays’ in Silver City — Several of historic Downtown Silver City’s restaurants, shops and “Red Dot” galleries will stay open late the first Friday of each month as part of the monthly “First Friday” shopping event. Information: 1-800-548-9378 or silvercitymainstreet.com.? The June 3 event includes a rodeo celebration.??‘Summer in the City’ — Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce’s summer celebration and chili cook off is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Alamogordo Zoo, 1021 White Sands Boulevard, with rides jumping balloons, food and craft vendors and live entertainment. Chili cook-off is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor space and cook-off entries being taken. Admission: $1 (ages 5 and younger free). Information: (575) 437-6120.??Super Saturdays in Colorful Columbus — Luna County Economic and Community Development will host an all-day merchants event throughout Columbus, N.M. the first Saturday of every month (June 4), featuring local merchants and organizations offering special events, promotions and garage sales. Guests are also invited to enjoy the community’s Historical Walking Tour and museums. Admission is free. Information/directions: Philip Skinner, (915) 526-2307 or columbusnewmexico.com.??WCC&D Spring Fiesta — The 27th annual fiesta at the former New Mexico mining boom towns Winston, Chloride, Chiz and Dusty is 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday, June 4, at the Community Center in Winston, 35 miles northwest of Truth or Consequences on NM 52. Parade begins at 9 a.m. Information: (575) 743-0190 or firstname.lastname@example.org.??The 24 Club Home Tour — The annual tour of Silver City, N.M. homes is 1 p.m. Sunday, June 5. Proceeds benefit the club’s community service projects and scholarship fund. Ticket information: silver24club.com.??Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Prices listed do not include service charge. (Ticketmaster) Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.?• Kansas — The American classic rock icons perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 2. Formed in the 1970s, Kansas is known for classics such as “Dust in the Wind” and “Carry on Wayward Son.” Tickets: $25-$60.??Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. (about 12 miles north of downtown Ruidoso). Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com.?• “Don Quixote” — The Ruidoso Dance Ensemble performs the classical ballet version of Cervantes’ novel from the Spanish Golden Age at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4, featuring students of Deborah Roger’s Ruidoso ensemble and visiting professional dancers. Tickets: $28.
Mountain of Blues Festival — The 14th annual Ruidoso music celebration is Saturday June 4, at 501 Wingfield (at Center Street), one block south of Sudderth. Includes live blues bands, food and beverage booths and kids’ games. Live music runs from noon to 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $22 at the gate ($20 in advance). Military admitted for $15 in advance, $20 at the gate. Advance tickets available at The Quarters or online (through Easytix) at ruidosoblues.com. Tickets/information: 1-866-207-4816, (575) 257-9535 or? Entertainment: C.W. Ayon at noon; Maynard The Unknowns at 1:45 p.m. Kate Becker Band at 3:30 p.m., Bad News Blues Band at 5:15 p.m. and headliner E.C. Scott at 7 p.m.? The Quarters, 2535 Sudderth, will host live blues with selected bands from the festival 9 p.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 3-5. Bad News Blues Band performs Friday, a festival musician’s jam and performance by Kate Becker and the Zodiacs is Saturday and a blues barbeque with Mark Kashmar is Sunday. Call for cost: (575) 257-9535 or (575) 257-9982.??‘Avanti! Or a Very Uncomplicated Girl’ – Las Cruces Community Theatre presents the witty comedy by Samuel Taylor for its season finale June 3-19. Directed by Joe Pfeiffer. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $5. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.? Sandy Claiborne is a young American businessman in Rome on a sad errand. Her father was killed in an automobile accident on his annual “sabbatical” in Italy, and she goes there to retrieve his body. She soon meets Alison Ames, a young British woman whose mother was killed in the same accident, and Baldo, an Italian who can provide “anything” for a price.??‘Boom’ – No Strings Theatre Company presents the provocative play by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb through June 5, at the Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 29 and June 5, and 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2. Tickets: $10 ($9 students and seniors; $7 all seats Thursday). Information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.? A grad student’s online personal ad for “Sex to Change the Course of the World” lures a mysterious journalism student to his subterranean research lab under the pretense of an evening of “no strings attached” sex. When a major global catastrophic event strikes the planet, their date takes on evolutionary significance and the fate of humanity hangs in the balance. Contains adult language.??Music in the Park — The Las Cruces summer concert series is 7 p.m. Sundays June 5-Aug. 28, featuring both local and guest artists. No pets allowed. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2200 or las-cruces.org.?• June 5 — La Cella Bella chamber music and Sounds of Brazil (Latin Jazz), at Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid.