Memorial Day weekend will be a busy one in the El Paso area. For a complete listing of events through Monday from our media partners at What's Up, click here
Friday, May 27, 2011 Events 'Heavy Metal in Baghdad' Documentary on Acrassicauda, a metal band from Iraq. A meet and greet with the band will follow the screening. The Percolator, 217 N. Stanton, 5:30 p.m.
Acrassicauda Live performance along with Aftermath and Years of Cold. House of Rock, 8838 Viscount, 9 p.m., $5, 21+.
Los Lobos Live performance along with El Pasoan Tommy Mora. Speaking Rock, 122 S. Old Pueblo, 8 p.m., free.
Sun City Comedy Live stand-up with Aleks with a K, Robert C. and Gibran the Comegician. Federal Courthouse Bar & Grill, 912 Texas Ave., 9:30 p.m., free, 18+.
El Paso Diablos vs. Amarillo Sox Minor league baseball. Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway Blvd. North, gates open at 6, game starts at 7:05 p.m., for info www.diablos.com. Game series through May 28.
?The Sound of Music? UTEP Dinner Theatre presents the Rogers and Hammerstein family classic. UTEP Dinner Theatre, 7 p.m., for info 747-6060. Wed.-Sat., 7 p.m.; non-dinner matinees at 2:30 p.m.; $12-22 non-dinner, $26-$38 dinner. Through May 29.
Ekiz Live performance. Franklin's Lounge, Sunland Park Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr., 9 p.m., no cover, 575-874-5200.
Electric Love Fest Music festival featuring different electronic artists, headliner is Erick Morillo of Spain. El Paso Convention Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, 7 p.m., $30, tickets at Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.com.
Something Wicked Live performance. Bullseye Lounge, 6263 Airport, 9 p.m.
Alfresco! Fridays The annual outdoor concert series presented by the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Centers and the El Paso CVB. This week: Altarmotive, modern alternative rock. Arts Festival Plaza, between El Paso Museum of Art and Plaza Theatre, 5:30 p.m., free, for more info www.alfrescofridays.com.
'Boom' No Strings Theatre Company presents a new comedy play; Science meets science fiction when the end of the world is coming and only Jules, a biology graduate student, and the fish he is researching know about it. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, Las Cruces, 8 p.m., $10 regular admission, for info 575-523-1223. Fridays & Saturdays through June 5.
'You Know I Can?t Hear You When the Water?s Running? Robert Anderson?s hilarious compilation of one-acts plays. El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, 8 p.m., $10 regular admission, for info www.elpasoplayhouse.com. Through June 11.
The Great Conversation A community dialogue series addressing matters that affect us all. Today: "Religious Fanaticism at Home and Abroad: What fuels it and what are the effects?? Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, Las Cruces, 6-7:30 p.m., free.
Opening Doors to New Opportunities through Minority Certifications' Orientation covering all Small & Minority Certifications, and how they can help your company grow. Technical Assistance Specialist can prequalify you on site. El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2401 E. Missouri, 10 a.m., $20, includes training and materials, 351-6232.
?Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr.? Stage play of the Emmy-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs. Kids-N-Co., 1301 Texas, $7, $5 for children, seniors, military and students, for info 351-1455 or www.kidsnco.org. Through May 29.
Insignificance Live performance. 6 Strings, 1160 Airway, 9:30 p.m., no cover.
Ulysses Live performance. Hidrant, 3112 Forney, 9 p.m., 21+.
Black Velvet Live performance. Bulldogs Pub, 1201 Bob Hope, 9 p.m., 21+.
Free F-N Show Part 3 1/2 Live performances Heart Chemist, Re-sis-ten-cia, Hue City, Madsin, and Chris James Project. Junior's Cantina, 2801 N. Piedras, 8 p.m., free for 21+, $5 for 18-20.
Dan Lambert, Ricardo Amaya Live performance. Ruli's International Kitchen, 2900 N. Mesa, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Format B, Umek Live performance by the popular house DJs. Club 101, 1148 Airway, 9 p.m., $21, tickets at www.ticketbully.com, all ages.
?Break Yo? Self? Third annual aerosol art show benefiting the El Paso Rescue Mission. Dry good donations will be accepted. The Silos, 1943 W. Paisano, 4-10 p.m., 731-2791.
La Mezkla Live performance. On The Rocks, 1781 N. Zaragoza, 10:30 p.m., no cover. Every Friday.
Siouxsie Sioux Tribute Night With DJ Lady Die, contest for best Siouxsie eyes. Club Dedo, 204 E. Rio Grande, 9 p.m.
Cumbiagra Live performances by the Brooklyn-based Cumbia band along with Frontera Bugalu. San Carlos Building, 501 Texas Ave., 9 p.m., $5 for 21+, $10 for under 21.
Outbreak Live performance. Great American, 7600 Alabama, 8:30 p.m.