6:15 p.m. July 25 at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater. Free. coolcanyonnights.com.
-- Alfresco! Fridays -- Those Frontera Bugalu guys get around. First Music Under the Stars, then the State Line, now this free series in the Arts Festival Plaza. They go on at 6 p.m. July 26. 534-0665, alfrescofridays.com.
-- Josh Abbott Band -- The rockin' Lubbock country band seems to get a little more popular each time it plays here. The group returns to Whiskey Dicks at 10 p.m. July 27. $20. whiskeydickselpaso.com, ticketbully.com, 921-9900.
-- Arrival from Sweden -- The ABBA tribute group, which includes some of the quartet's former backup musicians, brings songs like "Waterloo," "Dancing Queen" and "S.O.S" alive, backed by the El Paso Symphony Orchestra. They'll perform at 8 p.m. July 27 at the Plaza Theatre. (They also play the Spencer Theater in Alto, N.M., without orchestra, on July 25). $30, $45, $60, $75. 532-3776, epso.org; 231-1100, elpasolive.com.
-- Dancing in the City -- The free series ends with Albuquerque salsa band Ivon Ulibarri & Cafe Mocha on July 27. A free salsa dance lesson is at 7 p.m.; music is at 8. 541-4481, elpasotexas.gov/mcad.
-- Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist -- We don't know who the winner of the prestigious competition is yet. The final round of the 14th competition isn't until June 8. But whoever wins it, he or she will perform at 8 p.m. July 27 at the Spencer Theater in Alto, near Ruidoso. $59, $25 for 18 and under. 888-818-7872, spencertheater.com.
-- Music Under the Stars -- If you can't get enough of Fungi Mungle's period costumes and funky disco nostalgia, check 'em out at 7:30 p.m. July 28 at the Chamizal National Memorial. It's free. 541-4481, elpasotexas.gov/mcad; 532-7273, nps.gov/cham.
-- Melodies at the Park -- Blackie Chesher Park at 1100 Zaragoza will host the final installment of the free concert series featuring local acts. No headliner has been announced yet, but the show will be at 7:30 p.m. July 28. 544-0753, home.elpasotexas.gov/parks.
-- "Moving Pictures: Production Art from the Academy Archive" -- The behind-the-scenes talent that enables directors to turn their visions into reality will be the focus of this exhibit organized by the Plaza Classic Film Festival's artistic director, Charles Horak. It will run July 28 through Sept. 8 at the El Paso Art Museum. 533-4020, plazaclassic.org.
-- Decrepit Birth -- Just in case you feel bad about your life, listen to this California death metal band. You'll feel better. Devour the Unborn and Disengorged open their show at 8:30 p.m. July 30 at Tricky Falls. 351-9938, trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com.
-- Plaza Classic Film Festival -- How do you top last year's appearance by Al Pacino? You don't try. The sixth annual celebration of movies, stars and filmmakers will be Aug. 1-11 at various locations Downtown, notably the Plaza Theatre. More than 40,000 showed up last year, a record, and they'll probably get close to that with more than 80 movies and other events this year. Special guests haven't been announced yet, but "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "Meet Me in St. Louis," a restored version of the silent classic "Thief of Bagdad" (with live organ accompaniment) and the annual outdoor showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" among the confirmed movie titles so far. Individual
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