ALPINE: April 5-20 “Hair” The American tribal rock musical—by James Rado, Gerome Ragni, and Galt MacDermot—follows a young group of hippies who celebrate peace and love in the shadow of the Vietnam War. Marshall Auditorium, Sul Ross State University, 400 N. Harrison St. 432-837-8218; sulross.edu/theatre

ALPINE: April 11-13 Trappings of Texas This is the Museum of the Big Bend’s pre-mier exhibit and sale of contemporary Western Art and custom cowboy gear. The 33rd annual exhibit and artist demonstrations are free to the public, while the Grand Opening Reception and exclusive Ranch Round Up Party are ticketed events. Museum of the Big Bend, 400 N. Harrison St. museumofthebigbend.com 432-837-8143

ALPINE: April 19-21 Alpine Gem and Mineral Show The 29th annual show features indoor and outside vendors, demonstrators, and exhibits of rocks, fossils, mineral specimens, and jewelry. Alpine Civic Center, 801 W. Holland Ave. 432-244-9503; visitalpinetx.com

EL PASO: April 6-14 Nuevo Siglo Drama Festival This festival bridges a long history of the Spanish Golden Age plays, from Chicano theater to contemporary Latino and border-themed drama. As a park established for the purpose of celebrating and fostering friendship with Mexico, Chamizal National Memorial books performances from both U.S. and Mexican theater companies that share current issues and pro-vide opportunities for cross-cultural understanding. Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial St. 915-532-7273; nps.gov/chamizal

MONAHANS: April 2 Spring Fling Shop-ping Spree Many local home-based businesses set up booths to display and sell products and merchandise. Ward County Event Center, 1525 E. Monahans Parkway. 432-943-2187; monahans.org

MONAHANS: April 8 Taste of Monahans Local restaurants, food trucks, and specialty shops have delicious samples. Ward County Event Center, 1525 E. Monahans Parkway. 432-943-2187; monahans.org

SANDERSON: April 24-27 Big Bend Open Road Race Each year, US 285 between Sanderson and Fort Stockton is closed for one of the most challenging road races in the world. Participants and visitors from around the world are entertained with parades, food, car shows, and, of course, the race. Between Sanderson and Fort Stockton, at the intersection of US 285 and US 90. 432-386-7277; bborr.com

VAN HORN: April 10-12 Building Bridges Art Show Three-day event includes sculpture, photography, oil paintings, and water colors by local and regional artists who build the bridge to younger generations and share the joy of art. Van Horn Convention Center, 1801 W. Broadway. 432-283-2682; vanhorntexas.org



ALPINE: March 1-10Constellations” Nick Payne’s play is about free will, friend – ship, spellbinding exploration of love, quantum theory, and infinite possibility for heartbreak or for hope. Sul Ross State University Studio Theatre, 400 N. Harrison St. 432-837-8218; sulross.edu/theatre


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