Chamber Music Festival -- Violinist Chee-Yun and pianist Natasha Paremski team for Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor and Astor Piazzolla's "Le Grand Tango" at 7:30 p.m. today at Fort Bliss 1st Armored Division Chapel (open only to Pro-Musica season ticketholders) and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at UTEP's Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Because of UTEP construction, enter campus via Hawthorne Street. $25, $20 for seniors and military, $5 for students, at the door or through Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000 and and . 833-9400,

"Sherlock Holmes and the First English Gentleman" -- The Doug Warwick play will be staged through Jan. 26 at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Frieda Voeks directs. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. $10, $8 for seniors and military, $7 for students. 532-1317,

"The Fantasticks" -- The No-Strings Theatre Company will stage the musical today through Feb. 3 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Jan. 27 and Feb. 3; and 7 p.m. Jan. 31. $10; $9 for students and seniors; $7 for all seats Jan. 31. 575-523-1223,


El Paso Spring Home Show -- The home-improvement expo will be today through Sunday at the El Paso convention center. Hours: 4-8 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Eric Stromer of the HGTV and A&E home-improvement shows will appear at an autograph and photograph session from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5.95; $4.95 for seniors and military; free for children younger than 12. Discount admission coupons online at 800-756-4788.

El Paso Wind Symphony -- The concert "Folk Songs from Around the World" will be at 7:30 p.m. today at UTEP's Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. $12.50; $7.50 for students, military and seniors.

Johnny Rivers -- The '60s rocker whose hits included "Poor Side of Town" and "Secret Agent Man" will perform at 8 p.m. today at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M., near Ruidoso. $25-$70 through Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000 or 800-545-9011,

Black and White Gala -- Los Galaxies will play for the dance at 1 p.m. today at the Father Martinez Senior Center, 9311 Alameda. Wear black or white. $5. 860-9131.

Hueco Tanks caving tours -- Ranger- and volunteer-led tours to cavelike formations will start at 5:30 p.m. today at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site, 6900 Hueco Tanks Road No. 1. The tours will take about three hours and involve hiking on ground-level trails, over exposed rock surfaces and into small spaces. Bring water to drink, and dress warmly. $9; $2 for ages 5-12. Reservations, information: 857-1135, 849-6684.

Rob Little -- The stand-up comic will perform at 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. today and Saturday ($12); and 7:30 p.m. Sunday ($8) at El Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Tommy Ryman also will perform. 779-5233;



QueensrØche -- A version of the '80s progressive rock band will play at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Spirit Garden inside Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Old Pueblo. Free.

Austin Jimmy Murphy -- The El Paso blues-rocker is giving solo acoustic shows at local libraries. The upcoming schedule: 1 p.m. Saturday, Esperanza Acosta Moreno Library, 12480 Pebble Hills; 1 p.m. Jan. 26, Clardy Fox Library, 5515 Robert Alva; 3 p.m. Jan. 26, Irving Schwartz Library, 1865 Dean Martin.

Downtown walking tour -- The tour of historic sites and public art, including sites scheduled for restoration or demolition, will start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the El Paso Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe. The group will walk for an hour, stop for lunch, then walk for another hour. $5 benefits the El Paso Railroad Museum; discounts for students, teachers and military; free for children. 256-4409.

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

Ghost tour -- The Paso del Norte Paranormal Society will sponsor the two-hour tour of Downtown El Paso starting at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Main Library, 501 N. Oregon. $10. Reservations, information: 408-7461;

Archaeology Museum storytelling -- Alex Mares will tell Native American stories from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday -- including night-sky viewing and stories about stars and constellations -- at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology, 4301 Trans Mountain. Appropriate for ages 4 and older. $6 ($4 for ages 4-12); $2 discount for museum members. Paid registration is due at 3 p.m. today. Mares also will tell stories of events that happened at or near Hueco Tanks at 2 p.m. Sunday at the museum; free. 755-4332.

Tumblewords workshop -- Mónica Gómez will lead the writing workshop "Write Off the Walls Continued!" from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. Saturday in the Memorial Park Branch Library's meeting room, 3200 Copper. Workshops are free, but donations are accepted for the presenter. 328-5484,,

Chamber Music Festival -- See today.

"Sherlock Holmes and the First English Gentleman" -- See today.

"The Fantasticks" -- See today.

El Paso Spring Home Show -- See today.

Rob Little -- See today.



Masters of Motown -- The 10-member group, which sings the classic sounds of the Supremes, Temptations, Four Tops, Jackson 5 and other Motor City legends, will perform at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Abraham Chavez Theatre, 1 Civic Center Plaza. Part of the Showtime! El Paso concert series. $25, $10 for students, at the door. 544-2022,

Eddie Money -- The '70s rocker ("Hold On," "Two Tickets to Paradise") will give a free show Sunday at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Old Pueblo.

"Viva Posada!" -- A ceremony to honor illustrator Jose Guadalupe Posada, creator of the iconic "La Calavera Catrina" skeleton figure, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Concordia Cemetery, 3700 E. Yandell, followed by a toast, poetry reading and music at Joe Vinny and Bronsons Bohemian Café, 824 N. Piedras. Participants are encouraged to take candles, flowers, artwork and "anything tequila related" for the altar that will honor him; costumes are encouraged. The event will be led by Wayne Hilton, the artist who is creating sculptures of the calaveras using recycled materials.

Friends of Jazz concert -- Frank Zona & Urban Edge will play for the El Paso Friends of Jazz Society during its meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday in Sunset Hall of Ardovino's Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Guests and visitors are welcome. Admission is free; dinner and drinks will be available. 321-5299;

The Wheeler Duo -- The seven-string guitar jazz duo will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church, 1809 El Paseo in Las Cruces. $8; $5 for members of the Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society; $1 for students with ID. 575-525-9333,

Desert Dancers ballroom dance -- The dance sponsored by USA Desert Dancers, with music by DJ Michael Rey, will be 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1000 Montana. $15; $10 for members and youth; singles welcome. Proceeds benefit social ballroom dance, dancesport and youth scholarships.;; call or text 487-9396; or text 575-405-7961.

"Sherlock Holmes and the First English Gentleman" -- See today.

Rob Little -- See today.

El Paso Spring Home Show -- See Saturday.

Archaeology Museum storytelling -- See Saturday.



Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration -- The celebration, with drama, music, dance and guest speaker Col. David M. Hamilton, will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Veterans Recreation Center, 5301 Salem. Free. 821-8909.

"Something to Do" -- Stand-up comics including Jared Hinojosa and Joe Rodriguez will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at the Black Box Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. $10; $5 for students. 575-523-1223.



Free Holé Slam -- Phoenix poet Myrlin Hepworth will be featured during a poetry open mike night that starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Red Room, the back lounge of The Network, 317 E. Mills. A workshop led by Hepworth and slam sign-up start at 6. Free; all ages. 204-8275,



Cirque du Soleil's "Quidam" -- The troupe will give eight performances of the show Wednesday through Jan. 27 at the Don Haskins Center. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 and 26; and 1 and 5 p.m. Jan. 27. $35-$95 ($31.50-$85.50 for seniors, military and students; $28-$76 for children 2-12; $27.50-$75 for a family four pack) at the UTEP Ticket Center and through Ticketmaster., 747-5234.

NMSU faculty recital -- Pianist Laura Spitzer and violinist Daniel Vega-Albela will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at NMSU's Atkinson Recital Hall in Las Cruces. Free.



H'sao -- The sibling group from Chad, which mixes traditional music with gospel, pop and R&B, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Atkinson Recital Hall on the NMSU campus in Las Cruces. $15, $10 for NMSU students with ID. 575-646-1420,

Asante Children's Choir -- The East African choir will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at Bethel Church, 4946 Hondo Pass. Free. 474-3975.

Bach's Lunch -- Duo Parnas (violinist Madalyn Parnas and cellist Cicely Parnas) will give a recital at noon Thursday at the El Paso Museum of Art. Free; part of El Paso Pro-Musica's El Paso Chamber Music Festival., 532-1707,, 833-9400.

Cirque du Soleil's "Quidam" -- See Wednesday.

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