live performance calendar

October through December

PORTUGAL. THE MAN
OCTOBER 13, 7 PM
PLAZA THEATRE, EL PASO

Known for their catchy blend of alternative, psychedelic, and indie rock, Oregon-based band Portugal. The Man has taken to the road after the major success of their latest album Woodstock. Embarking on an international tour, the band will stop at the Plaza Theatre this October to perform hits like “Feel It Still,” “Modern Jesus,” and “Purple Yellow Red and Blue.” elpasolive.com

THE ADDAMS FAMILY
OCTOBER 13–29, PERFORMANCE TIMES VARY
UTEP DINNER THEATRE, EL PASO

We all remember Morticia and Gomez Addams and their delightfully wicked brood from The Addams Family television series and movies. Now, this weird and wonderful family is back with another storyline—Wednesday Addams is all grown up and in love with a “normal” man, much to her family’s dismay. Watch it all unfold and come to life at the UTEP Dinner Theatre this fall. ticketmaster.com

WAY OUT WEST MUSIC FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 14, 4 PM
SOUTHWEST UNIVERSITY PARK, EL PASO

Way Out West Fest celebrates all things southwestern, including great country music, food, and festive drinks. Now in its second year, the country music festival will feature several concerts, with country superstar Jake Owen headlining the event and performing some of his songs like “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and “Beachin.” Other festivities include a margarita contest, chili challenge, and an outdoor dance floor perfect for two-stepping the night away. southwesternuniversitypark.com/event-calendar

RUSSIAN GRAND BALLET PRESENTS SWAN LAKE
OCTOBER 22, 6 PM
PLAZA THEATRE, EL PASO

Swan Lake tells the story of Odette, a princess who falls under the dark spell of an evil sorcerer, and only one person can save her—Prince Siegfried. This production, performed by the Russian Grand Ballet, is a tale of romance and tragedy and features the timeless music of Tchaikovsky and the famous choreography of Marius Petipa. elpasolive.com

RINGO STARR AND HIS ALL-STARR BAND
OCTOBER 30, 8 PM
ABRAHAM CHAVEZ THEATRE, EL PASO

Known around the world and as an original member of The Beatles, Ringo Starr needs no introduction. Since 1989, the music legend has toured with his All-Starr Band, which has consisted of several talented musicians from popular bands throughout the years. After the release of his latest single, “Give Me More Love” Starr and guitarist Steve Lukather (Toto), singer Richard Page (Mr. Mister), keyboardist Gregg Rolie (Santana), and other musicians will hit the road this fall, making a stop in El Paso for an exciting night of music. elpasolive.com

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
NOVEMBER 10–11, 7:30 PM
PLAZA THEATRE, EL PASO

Motown the Musical is the story of a true American dream; Motown founder Barry Gordy went from featherweight boxer to legendary music mogul by launching the careers of Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and more. In its time, Motown shattered barriers and brought music lovers together with songs that made their mark on the world forever. There are two opportunities to catch Motown the Musical this November, which will feature classic songs like “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” elpasolive.com

EL PASO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA—TWO MUSICAL WORLDS COLLIDE
NOVEMBER 17–18, 7:30 PM
PLAZA THEATRE, EL PASO

Acclaimed conductor John Williams joins EPSO conductor Bohuslav Rattay for an unforgettable weekend of music from classic films including Jurassic Park and the Star Wars film series. In a career that spans five decades, Williams has composed scores for over 100 films, earning him a number of prestigious awards, including Grammys, Emmys, and Golden Globe awards. epso.org

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER
DECEMBER 5–6, 7:30 PM
PLAZA THEATRE, EL PASO

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder is the hilarious hit show that tells the story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by “eliminating” a few pesky relatives who stand in his way. The winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical, Gentleman’s Guide is a lively show that shouldn’t be missed! elpasolive.com

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS
DECEMBER 5, 7:30 PM
NMSU PAN AMERICAN CENTER, LAS CRUCES

After a successful Christmas album that provided a fresh take on holiday music, Chip Davis, founder of Mannheim Steamroller, knew he was onto something. He then assembled a band of classically trained, rock-loving musicians and set out on his first tour. Since then, Mannheim Steamroller has put out several more Christmas albums and embarked on annual tours for the last 25 years. They take the stage at the Pan American Center this December with a show sure to get you in the holiday spirit. ticketmaster.com

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA
DECEMBER 6, 7:30 PM
DON HASKINS CENTER, EL PASO

With more than 10 million albums sold, Trans-Siberian Orchestra has inspired generations of fans to rediscover a genre of music that blends rock with classical music. This holiday season, TSO is touring the country with The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, a show that celebrates over 20 years of their greatest hits, with electrifying performances from guitarists, violinists, and more. utepspecialevents.com