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MARTIN SHORT AND  STEVE MARTIN MAY 31, 8 PM ABRAHAM CHAVEZ  THEATRE, EL PASO
MARTIN SHORT AND STEVE MARTIN MAY 31, 8 PM ABRAHAM CHAVEZ THEATRE, EL PASO

April through May

MICKEY GILLEY AND JOHNNY LEE
April 5, 8 PM
INN OF THE MOUNTAIN GODS RESORT & CASINO, MESCALERO

Urban Cowboy fans will remember Mickey Gilley’s rendition of “Stand by Me” and Johnny Lee’s “Looking for Love” featured in the classic John Travolta film. The country music legends come together in their Urban Cowboy Reunion tour celebrating their hits, including “Room Full of Roses” and “One in a Million.” innofthemountaingods.com

 

MAMMA MIA!
April 19-May 12, times vary
UTEP DINNER THEATRE, EL PASO

Set on the fictional Greek island of Kalokairi, Mamma Mia! tells the story of Sophie and her quest to find her birth father before her upcoming nuptials. Featuring many of ABBA’s hits like “Dancing Queen,” “SOS,” and the movie’s titular song, the production is a funny and heartwarming look at love, life, friendships, and relationships. ticketmaster.com

 

CHAYANNE
April 7, 7 PM
DON HASKINS CENTER, EL PASO

After a sold-out El Paso show in September during the first leg of his tour, Puerto Rican Latin pop artist Chayanne brings hisDesde El Alma Tour – Parte 2 to the Sun City. If you missed out on the fall show, now’s your chance to see the singer belt out new and popular songs, from the soul. utepspecialevents.com

 

LAS CRUCES SPACE FESTIVAL
April 7-13,  event times vary
VARIOUS LOCATIONS, LAS CRUCES & TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES

Get a quick glimpse of Spaceport America or take in a space-themed movie at the Rio Grande Theatre during this weeklong celebration of the cosmos and Southern New Mexico’s (inter)stellar role in the history and future of space research. There will be plenty of family-friendly and arts events to enjoy during this cosmic festival. lcspacefestival.com

 

HONDO IRIS FESTIVAL
May 1-31,  Mondays-Saturdays, 8 AM to 5 PM, Sundays 10 AM to 4 PM
HONDO IRIS FARM, HONDO

April showers bring May flowers, especially irises. The Hondo Iris Festival kicks off a month of blooms, with over 400 varieties of prize-winning irises at the Hondo Iris Farm. Take in views as far as the iris can see, walk through a botanical garden, or check out a gallery featuring international folk art. hondoirisfarm.com

 

ANNUAL BLAZIN’BREWFEST
May 17, 5 PM to 9 PM
PLAZA DE LA CRUCES, LAS CRUCES

New Mexico is enjoying a brew-volution, with many New Mexico brewers producing high-quality beers that can compete with national ones. Check out the latest New Mexico brews that are out and enjoy some classics at the seventh annual Blazin’ Brewfest, which will include food trucks, games, and brewing demonstrations. nmbeer.org

 

THE MIXTAPE TOUR
May 21, 7:30 PM
DON HASKINS CENTER, EL PASO

Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh. Re-live your electric youth (or see the groups you missed when you were a teen) with hot 1980s artists New Kids on the Block, Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson, and Naughty By Nature. The groups will be performing favorite ’80s hits, as well as new music, including NKOTB’s new song, “80s Baby.” utepspecialevents.com

 

ALL AMERICAN COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL-VOL.2
May 31-June1, 11 AM to 10 PM
WINGFIELD PARK, RUIDOSO

Fresh off the success of last year’s debut festival, the All American Country Music Festival is back for another volume. Joe Nichols and the Randy Rogers Band headline Friday’s show, while Chase Rice and Dylan Scott are Saturday’s headliners. allamericancountrymusicfestival.com

 

MARTIN SHORT AND STEVE MARTIN
May 31, 8 PM
ABRAHAM CHAVEZ
THEATRE, EL PASO

Get ready for some celebrity impressions and banjo playing as comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short bring their Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t tour to El Paso. The show will include storytelling, songs, and comedy in a way that only the Martins can bring to life. elpasolive.com