Fantasma, this horn-driven, percussion-fueled Latin psych-funk outfit it touring
in support of its third album, "Oozy." It plays the Lowbrow at 9 p.m. May 30.
$10 in advance, $12 at the door ($3 more for ages 18 to 20). lowbrowpalace.com.
-- Alfresco! Fridays -- Local cumbia band La Explosion Lagunera should get booties shaking at the next installment of the free local music series, now in its 11th year, at 6 p.m. May 31 at Arts Festival Plaza, between the El Paso Museum of Art and Plaza Theatre. 534-0665, alfrescofridays.com.
-- Juanes -- The El Paso County Coliseum seating area will be cut in half for the superstar Colombian rocker's intimate, acoustic "Loud and Unplugged" tour stop at 8 p.m. June 1. It's part of a 28-city North American tour that follows the success of his recent "MTV Unplugged" album, a "Dancing With the Stars" appearance, and a new memoir, "Chasing the Sun." $37, $57, $77. 533-9899, ticketmaster.com.
-- "From the Top" -- Host Christopher O'Riley and the rest of NPR's "From the Top" crew return to the Plaza Theatre for a live taping at this year's El Paso Summer Music Festival at 7:30 p.m. June 1. The show, which also taped here in 2009, will feature some of the top young classical music talent in the country, including 16-year-old Coronado High School violinist Wesley Yu. The program, which airs on KTEP-FM (88.5), will be broadcast the week of June 17. $15, $25, $35; $10, $20 and $28 for military. 231-1100, elpasolive.com, epsmf.org, ticketmaster.com.
-- Dancing With the City -- The fourth annual edition of this butt-shaking Downtown party includes free dance lessons and a dance concert. The spicy Sobredosis del Sabor kicks off the series June 1, with a merengue lesson at 7 p.m. and music at 8 p.m. in the Arts Festival Plaza. 541-4481, elpasotexas.gov/mcad.
-- Milk Music -- The fuzzed-out Seattle-area rockers team up with Phoenix's Destruction Unit at 9 p.m. June 1 at the Lowbrow. $8 advance, $10 door. lowbrowpalace.com.
-- "Bienal Ciudad Juarez / El Paso Biennial 2013: Tijuana to Brownsville: Contemporary Art Along the Border" -- Eight El Pasoans, including Margarita Cabrera, Gaspar Enriquez and WERC, are among the nearly 50 artists from both sides of the border who'll exhibit two pieces -- one in El Paso, one in Juarez -- in the third incarnation of this truly international show. Exhibits will run concurrently from June 2 to Aug. 18 at the El Paso Museum of Art and Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juarez. 532-1707, elpasoartmuseum.org.
-- "Impressions East-South-West: Mabel May Woodward" -- The El Paso Museum of Art selected 20 of the Rhode Island native's landscapes from its permanent collection for this exhibit of images from New England and the Southwest. It runs June 2-July 21. 532-1707, elpasoartmuseum.org.
-- Red Lamb -- The power trio, led by former Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz, headlines the first of two Concert 4 Autism benefits at 5 p.m. June 2 at Kickstandz, 11335 Montwood. It's a fundraiser for the Autism Society of El Paso. $10 at the door. facebook.com/kickstandz, 231-6968.
-- Melodies at the Park -- The El Paso Parks and Recreation Department's free summer concert series features local bands at various city parks. No headliners have been announced, but the series opens at 7:30 p.m. June 2 at Eastwood Park, better known as Album Park, 3100 Parkwood. 544-0753, home.elpasotexas.gov/parks.
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