"Navidad de las Luminarias" -- The Bruce Nehring Consort, with organist Lester Ackerman, will give the concerts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Loretto Chapel, 1400 Hardaway. $20. 532-5874,

"Winter Wonderland" -- The El Paso Wind Symphony concert band will open its 2012-13 season with the concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the UTEP Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Founder Ron Hufstader conducts. $12.50; $7.50 for students, military and seniors. 799-3455,; 800-745-3000,

"Luminarias by the Lake" -- More than 2,500 luminarias will illuminate Keystone Heritage Park, 4200 Doniphan, as holiday music plays from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $4; $3 for military; $1 for children 12 and younger. Luminarias in a memorial candle garden may be lighted for $5. 584-0563.

"Nutcracker on Ice" -- The Sun City Blades Figure Skating Club's abridged version of the ballet will be at noon Friday ($10; $4 for children ages 2-12) and 5 p.m. Saturday ($12; $8 for 2-12) at the El Paso County Coliseum. 740-4670, Sun City Blades Facebook page.


Sounds of the Holidays -- City-sponsored concerts are 5:30-6:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 18 at San Jacinto Plaza. The upcoming schedule: Kristen Moreno, Friday; Iglesia Bautista Principe de Paz, Monday; Riverside High School Guitars, Tuesday; Brandon Bailey Johnson, Wednesday; Brown Middle School Orchestra, Thursday. 544-0753.

"Lend Me A Tenor" -- An opera fundraiser goes precariously awry in Ken Ludwig's farcical comedy, which will end its run at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Vanessa Keyser directs. $10; $8 for seniors; $7 for military and students., 532-1317.

"Seussical the Musical" -- Kids-N-Co. will stage the Dr. Seuss musical through Dec. 23 at the Kids-N-Co. Performance and Education Center, 1301 Texas. Laura Sambrano directs. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. $7; $5 for students, military and seniors. 351-1455, Facebook fan page.

"Danzas Sin Fronteras" -- The dance program, with performers from UTEP, EPCC and NMSU dance companies as well as area high-school programs, will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Canutillo High School theater, 6675 S. Desert. $10; $8 for students and seniors. Presented by the Pan American Dance Institute in association with the Canutillo High School dance program. 575-646-2070.

"Venite!" -- The Three Wise Men tell the Christmas story in this theatrical production by members of Coronado Baptist Church, 501 Thunderbird. A children's choir performance will start the show. Performances will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Free., 584-3912.

"Spirit of Christmas" -- The Bible-based musical will be staged Friday through Dec. 16 at Cielo Vista Church, 3585 N. Lee Treviño. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays, and 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. $5. Also, tours of a Holy Tabernacle replica will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 2-8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 16 at the church; $1. 595-0288,

Nativity exhibit and musical celebration -- "El Paso Christmas Nativity Around the World Event," an open, self-guided display of about 500 Nativity scenes from all over the world, will go on display from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7315 Bishop Flores. Choirs, groups and individual musicians will perform both nights. Free. 584-4292.

"Rumors" -- Hanks High School will stage the Neil Simon play at 7 p.m. Friday and 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the school, 2001 Lee Treviño. The play is not recommended for children younger than 13. $5. 434-5063.

Las Cruces tree lighting -- The event will start at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Albert Johnson Park, 200 E. Picacho, between City Hall and the Branigan Library in Las Cruces. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided. Free.

Mesilla Valley Teen Singers -- The chorus of singers ages 14-19 will perform a variety of Christmas carols and songs, directed by Terry Kay Gilbert, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church, 102 St. James in Las Cruces, and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces. All performances are free; donations will be accepted at the St. James concerts.; Facebook page.

MacArthur Winter Craft Fair -- The fair, with crafts, food, music and a Santa's Workshop, will be 4-7 p.m. Friday in the MacArthur Elementary and Middle School cafeteria, 8101 Whitus. Admision is free. 630-8425.

Ruperto Vanderpool -- The comic actor will do stand-up at 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday ($12) and at 7:30 p.m. Sunday ($8) at El Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Edgar Rivera also will perform. 779-5233;



ChristKindleMarket -- The second annual event combines an arts and crafts market with German food, beer and glüwhein, a hot, spiced wine. It will be 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday in the San Elizario Historic District, 1501 Main. Music through the weekend includes the Iveys at 3 p.m. Saturday. Free. 851-0093,

Horizon City Christmas parade -- The parade will start at 10 a.m. on Darrington Road at Ryderwood in Horizon City and proceed on Horizon Boulevard, Kenazo Avenue and McMahon Avenue to Carroll T. Welch School. Sponsored by the Eastlake Lions Club, which also will be conducting a canned food drive at the parade.

"The Missions and Their People" -- El Paso Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe, will celebrate its fourth Wall of Giants installation wall with free events Saturday. Historian Elias Bonilla will speak on "Spain and the Missions: How It All Began and Why" at 4 p.m. A luminaria processional will be 5-7 p.m., followed by the unveiling at 7:15 p.m. and a celebration in Cleveland Square Park, 7:30-10 p.m. The exhibit will honor the San Elizario and Ysleta missions, Socorro presidio chapel, and the Guadalupe mission in Juárez. The newly conserved Ysleta Mission door also will be on display., 351-3588.

Coronado High "Stringathon" -- Coronado High School's yearly marathon concert will be Saturday at the school's Capshaw Auditorium, 100 Champions Place. Lincoln and Morehead school orchestras will perform at 11 a.m., followed by the Coronado orchestra from 12:30 to 6 p.m.; admission is free, but the orchestra will accept donations to play requests. The El Paso Brass will give a concert at 7; $10. 373-1786.

"The Living Christmas Tree" -- The 48th annual concert, with Christmas songs and carols performed by a choir stacked 13 levels high, will be at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at First Baptist Church, 805 Montana. $5. 533-1645,

Fiesta Guadalupana -- The celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be Saturday and Sunday at the Ysleta Mission, 131 S. Zaragoza. Highlights include a procession from Ysleta Elementary School, 8624 Dorbandt, to the mission at 8 a.m. Saturday; an outdoor mariachi Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday; and a mercado with art, entertainment and traditional foods and beverages from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the parish hall. 859-9848.

"Christmas Pops!" -- The New Desert Harmony Singers, including an octet called Eight Misbehavin', will give the concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Oñate High School, 5700 Mesa Grande in Las Cruces. Dave Kinkaid directs. Some songs will be accompanied by the NMSU Contemporary Dance Theater. $10; call 575-522-1659 for tickets. The concert is sponsored by the Las Cruces Bulletin.

Applejack Christmas Show -- The folk group's annual dinner show will be Saturday at La Tierra Cafe, 1731 Montana. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.; the show will start at 8. $32, BYOB. It's sold out, but there's a waiting list. 592-5122 or 575-541-1992.

Austin Jimmy Murphy -- The El Paso blues-rocker will give solo acoustic shows in December and January at local libraries. Upcoming shows: 2 p.m. Saturday, Main Library, 501 N. Oregon; 2 p.m. Dec. 15, Dorris Van Doren Branch Library, 551 E. Redd.

Mesquite Street Christmas -- Galleries and restaurants on Mesquite Street in Las Cruces will be open for the art walk from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and artists and crafters will have booths in front of many of the galleries. Horse-and-wagon rides will be available.

Tumbleweed Theater Christmas Show -- The variety show will be staged at 7 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 14 (doors open for dinner at 5:30) and at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 16 (doors open for lunch at noon) at the Tumbleweed Theater, 205 Broadway in Columbus, N.M. $15 for meal and show; $6 for just the show. Reservations required at 575-494-0009.

Chili cook-off -- The 10th annual chili cook-off will be Saturday at War Eagles Air Museum at the Doña Ana County Airport in Santa Teresa. Public tasting begins at 2 p.m.; $2 includes unlimited samples and also a discount on museum admission. To be a judge, come early to sign up. The cook-off is sanctioned by CASI, the Chili Appreciation Society International. 575-589-2000.

Escondido Artists -- The Escondido Artists Art & Craft Show will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at 3723 Lucky Lindy in Las Cruces. The show includes painting, woodwork, pottery, mosaics and jewelry.

Kohlberg Elementary Winter Bazaar -- Craft and food vendors, games, a jumping balloon, pictures with Santa and live entertainment will be featured from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Kohlberg Elementary, 1445 Nardo Goodman. Free. 236-2850.

Senior Center dance -- Los Galaxies will play for the holiday dance from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the San Juan Senior Center, 5701 Tamburo. $5. 772-8365.

El Paso Downtown Artist Market -- The weekly outdoor market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays on Anthony Street in the Union Plaza district., 541-4481,

Veterans Rec Center fair -- An arts and crafts fair will be 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Recreation Center, 5301 Salem. Free. 821-8909.

Tumblewords workshop -- Lawrence Barrett will lead the writing workshop "The Killing Muse" from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. Saturday in the Memorial Park Branch Library meeting room, 3200 Copper. Workshops are free, but donations are accepted for the presenter. 328-5484,, or

"Navidad de las Luminarias" -- See Friday.

"Nutcracker on Ice" -- See Friday.

"Lend Me A Tenor" -- See Friday.

"Seussical the Musical" -- See Friday.

"Rumors" -- See Friday.

"Venite!" -- See Friday.

Nativity exhibit and musical celebration -- See Friday.

"Spirit of Christmas" -- See Friday.

Mesilla Valley Teen Singers -- See Friday.

Ruperto Vanderpool -- See Friday.



Enrique Bunbury -- The Spanish rocker will play Sunday at the Socorro Entertainment Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez. Doors open at 6. Free.

1st Armored Division Band -- The Fort Bliss-based band will give a free concert, "Sun City Holiday Fiesta," at 2 p.m. Sunday at UTEP's Magoffin Auditorium. The Irvin High School Mighty Rockets band also will perform. Free. Doors open at 1 p.m. for ticket-holders and 1:30 for people without tickets. Tickets are available at the Fort Bliss Public Affairs Offices, Building 15, Slater Road on West Fort Bliss; 1AD headquarters on East Fort Bliss, and the ITR ticket office at Freedom Crossing on post. 568-2263; 568-4601.

Mesilla Valley Chorale -- The chorale, directed by Nancy Ritchey, will give its annual holiday concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces. $10; proceeds benefit the theater. 575-647-2560.

Chanukah Playland and Family Fun Day -- The festival, with bungee jumping, inflatable rides and arts and crafts, will start at 1 p.m. Sunday at Chabad Lubavitch, 6615 Westwind. Area dignitaries including Congressman-elect Beto O'Rourke will participate in the kindling ceremony, the lighting of a giant outdoor menorah, at 5 p.m. Free.

Vegetarian holiday dinner -- The Vegetarian Society of El Paso will sponsor the festive dinner at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Opus World Bistro, 7128 N. Mesa in Colony Cove. Paid reservations were due Tuesday. $25 at the door if space is available., 877-3030.

Piano recital -- Students of Alfredo Poblano will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Chamizal National Memorial Theater, 800 S. San Marcial. Free. 877-240-6827.

"Seussical the Musical" -- See Friday.

"Venite!" -- See Friday.

"Spirit of Christmas" -- See Friday.

"Navidad de las Luminarias" -- See Friday.

Ruperto Vanderpool -- See Friday.

ChristKindleMarket -- See Saturday.

"The Living Christmas Tree" -- See Saturday.



Cirque Dreams "Holidaze" -- The acrobats, high-wire acts and other gymnastic circus acts from Cirque Dreams will be costumed as gingerbread men, toy soldiers and snowmen for this seasonal show at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Plaza Theatre. $35, $60, at the box office and through Ticketmaster, or 800-745-3000.

Poetry slam and art supply drive -- The Free Holé Slam poetry slam will start at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Red Room at the back of The Network, 317 E. Mills. Featured poet Sphinks also will lead a workshop at 7 p.m., and slam sign-up is at 7. Suggested donation is $5 or art supplies to benefit the special needs populations of Delta Juvenile Center. 494-6762, 328-6836.

Mesilla Valley Teen Singers -- See Friday.



Bryan Adams -- The rock star's solo acoustic concert will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Plaza Theatre. $35, $75 through Ticketmaster, or 800-745-3000.

Tia McGraff -- The Canadian singer-songwriter will give a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ardovino's Desert Crossing. She'll be joined by Colorado singer, songwriter and guitarist Tommy Parham. Reservations: 575-589-0653.

El Paso Brass -- The quintet will perform a half-classical, half-jazz show of seasonal music at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces. $15 in advance at 575-646-2222; $20 at the door; $7.50 in advance and $10 at the door for ages 6-18; free for younger children. Poceeds benefit public television station KRWG.

Westside Welcome Club Holiday Bazaar and luncheon -- Club members will show and sell their handmade jewelry, knit items, ornaments and other items starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place. A luncheon with music by Laurie Koval will be at 11:30; $20. Reservations: 845-1896.

"Spirit of Christmas" -- See Wednesday.



Dave Koz and Friends -- The smooth sax player, an El Paso favorite, will bring the 15th annual edition of his Christmas show to the Plaza Theatre at 7 p.m. Thursday. Pianist David Benoit, "The Voice" winner Javier Colón and singer Margo Rey also will perform. $25-$55 through Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000 or Information: 231-1100,

Playhouse fundraiser -- "The Gift of Giving" fundraiser will be Thursday at El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. It includes a turkey dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. production of the radio-style play "It's a Wonderful Life." $20. Reservations:, 532-1317.

"oLo Shopping Night: Shopping with a Purpose" -- Creative Kids' largest fundraising event of the year will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the oLo Gallery, 504 San Francisco in the Union Plaza. Customizable apparel, artwork and other merchandise designed by youths in the program will be sold, and the event also include a Chinese raffle, silent auction and music by Grau Jazz. Free.

"Downton Abbey" screenings -- A fundraiser for El Paso public television station KCOS will start with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the El Paso Community Foundation's Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon. A screening of the first hour of the third season of "Downton Abbey" will follow at 7:30. $50 for the reception and screening; free for the screening alone; seating is limited. Reservations: 590-1313 or In Las Cruces, public television station KRWG will sponsor a free screening at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Good Samaritan Society, 3011 Buena Vida Circle in Las Cruces; 575-556-2183 or 575-646-2222.

Flying J Wranglers' "White Mountain Christmas" -- The cowboy sextet will give their Christmas show at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Spencer Theater in Alto, N.M., near Ruidoso. $30. 888-818-7872,

Tony Orlando's Great American Christmas Show -- The show will be at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M., near Ruidoso. $25, $40, $50, $60, $75 through Ticketmaster, or 800-745-3000.

The Faceless -- The death metal band will play Thursday at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Revocation, the Haarp Machine, All That Bleeds and Terror Eyes will open the show. $12 in advance at All That Music & Video, Bowie Feathers, Maria's Closet and

"Spirit of Christmas" -- See Friday.

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