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January 2023 Events

Through January 1, 2023

WinterFest
Downtown El Paso
The seventh annual winter celebration transforms Downtown Arts Festival Plaza and the surrounding areas into a free winter wonderland, with lights, food, holiday shopping, festivities, and more. Check the calendar for special events, sponsored by the City of El Paso.
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January 6 & 7

8 p.m, 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Jesus Christ Superstar 50th Anniversary Tour
Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the iconic musical phenomenon is given a makeover in this 2017 Olivier Award-winner for Best Musical Revival, featuring award-winning music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice.
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January 20 – 21

12 – 5 p.m.
PowerUp Las Cruces
Las Cruces Convention Center
As the first of its kind in New Mexico, the PowerUP Las Cruces Expo and Training is set to transform public understanding of electric technologies by showcasing the latest advancements and providing professional training and residential workshops for utilizing efficient, affordable technologies in homes and businesses.
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7:30 p.m.
El Paso Symphony Orchestra presents Classical Chords
Plaza Theatre
EPSO presents Classical Chords, under the baton of Bohuslav Rattay, and featuring guitarist Jason Vieaux performing Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides, op. 26 (Fingals Cave), Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, c-sharp minor.
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January 20 – 29

7 p.m., 2 p.m.
Green Day’s American Idiot
Rio Grande Theatre
Blank Conversations Theatre Company presents the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning rock musical based on the concept album of the same name by punk rock band Green Day, following the exhilarating journey of a new generation of young Americans struggling to find meaning in a post-9/11 world.
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January 21 & 22

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
EPSO presents Classical Chords
Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux joins the Symphony Orchestra in an evening of music, including Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides, op.26 (Fingal’s Cave), Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, and Mahler’s Symphony No, 5, c-sharp minor.
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Sunday, January 22

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Jason Vieaux with Zuill Bailey
Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall
El Paso Pro Musica presents Grammy Award-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux, who is expanding the definition of classical guitar, in concert with Grammy Award-winning cellist Zuill Bailey.
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7:30 p.m.
Joe Gatto’s Night of Comedy
Abraham Chavez Theatre
Influential comedian, actor and producer Joe Gatto – best known for the hit TV shows Impractical Jokers and The Misery Index – brings his live comedy show to El Paso for one night only.
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Wednesday, January 25

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Wrap
Rio Grande Theatre
Film Las Cruces presents a monthly film screening for Las Cruces and Doña Ana County artists with work to show, including short films, commercials, music videos, documentaries or time-lapse reels.
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Thursday, January 26

7 p.m.
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Plaza Theatre
The original Jersey Boys are back! The band that rose to fame in the 60s is undergoing a revival, in part due to the Broadway hit about their passage, and still going strong after half a century, playing all the hits that made them memorable.
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January 27 – February 12

8 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Love, Loss And What I Wore
Black Box Theatre
No Strings Theatre Company presents an evening of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes, and memory covering all the important subjects – mothers, prom, dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we only wear black.
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Saturday, January 28

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Judy Carmichael Trio
Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall
El Paso Pro Musica presents one of the leading interpreters of Swing Piano, Judy Carmichael and her unforgettable trio, including Dan Block, Clarinet and Saxophone and Chris Flory, Guitar, will dazzle you with your favorite Jazz and Swing sounds.
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Sunday, January 29

3 – 5 p.m.
EPSYO Winter Concert
Plaza Theatre
Join the region’s finest young musicians in the opening concert of their 16th Anniversary season, involving young musicians from El Paso, Juarez and southern New Mexico.
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Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces
Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The award-winning, outdoor Farmers & Crafts Market spans seven full blocks of North Main Street in Downtown Las Cruces.
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First Friday Art Ramble
First Friday of Every Month, 5-8 p.m.
The Downtown Las Cruces Partnership hosts this monthly event showcasing a dozen participating museums and galleries in the Arts & Cultural District.
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Second Saturday Art Hop
Second Saturday of Every Month, 6-9 p.m.
The City of Truth or Consequences comes alive with local art, downtown in the commercial/hot springs district.
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Les Salon Des Art Divers
Downtown Blues Coffee
Wednesday Nights, 7 – 9 p.m.
Spend an evening with writers, poets, song poets, essayists, and local musicians, including the Blazing Butlers, at a free weekly cultural event for the ages.
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Branigan Cultural Center
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
This historic locale hosts changing cultural exhibits, as well as educational programs, classes, and other special events.
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Las Cruces Museum of Art
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Hosting a changing slate of exciting contemporary art exhibits, programs for visitors of all ages and an extensive art studio class program.
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Las Cruces Railway Museum
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Located in a historic Santa Fe Railroad depot, the museum interprets the railroad history of Las Cruces and the impact of the railroad on southern New Mexico.
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Museum of Nature and Science
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
A museum about looking and understanding – looking up to the stars, looking out to the desert, and looking down to see ancient fossils.
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New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Discover the backbone of New Mexico, via this 47-acre interactive museum that chronicles the state’s 3,000-year history of farming and ranching.
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Amador Patio Bar & Grill
The entertainment district comes alive with diverse restaurant choices, upscale nightlife and live music events.
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Amaro Winery & Taproom
Locally owned and operated winery and tasting room, with a Karaoke night, open mic, and rotating list of live events.
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Boneyard Cantina
Delicious street food paired with Icebox craft beer and appearances by local musicians on the main stage.
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Don Felix
Located on the corner of the Mesilla Plaza, with delicious New Mexican cuisine and live music on the patio.
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Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery
Serving craft beer, craft spirits, killer grub and a mix of local and travelling musical acts to chase the blues away.
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Palacio Bar
A neighborhood watering hole since 1936, they don’t serve food, but the music is lively and the drinks are plentiful.
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Truth or Consequences Brewing Company
A cozy little taproom, featuring craft beers and live music on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons.
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Vintage Wines
New Mexico wines, beers and cigars in Old Mesilla, with a relaxing patio and live music several nights a week.
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Through January 20, 2023
Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
El Paso County Coliseum
Over 300 of Vincent van Gogh’s colorful artworks are brought to life through the use of cutting-edge projection technology and an original score.
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Through January 21, 2023
10 a.m. – 4:30
José Guadalupe Posada: Legendary Printmaker of Mexico
Las Cruces Museum of Art
A traveling exhibition featuring over 60 pieces of the artist’s work – from broadsides, and advertisements, to notebooks, and some of the artist’s original printing plates – along with over 20 contemporary pieces influenced by his style.
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Through April 2, 2023
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Rural Life in New Mexico: Paintings by Carlitta Harvey
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
The artworks of farmer, landscape architect, horticulturist and prolific painter Carlitta Harvey are on display, documenting the beauty and abundance of the agricultural and cultural landscape of New Mexico, from planting to harvest.
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Through Summer 2023
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Honesty of Construction: The WPA and Spanish Colonial Style Furniture
Branigan Cultural Center
Drawing from the University Museum collection at New Mexico State University, the exhibit features a wide range of furniture pieces that were made during a 1930s community vocational training program that was established in Las Cruces at the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts (now New Mexico State University). The furniture was made in the Spanish Colonial style that is characterized by the use of Ponderosa pine, mortise and tenon joinery, rounded edges, and decorative embellishments.
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