Events at UTEP in August 2015

The following list covers the events happening at The University of Texas at El Paso throughout August 2015.

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this calendar, but always check with the department or office hosting an event for the most up-to-date information.

Until Saturday, Sept. 19

Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens

Exhibition — Engendering Community

Exhibition — Invertebrate Jaws: No Bones about Them

The Centennial Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and closed all University holidays and during home football games.

For more information call 915-747-5565.

Aug. 20 through Oct. 24

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays noon to 5 p.m.

Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center

Exhibition — Victoria Sambunaris: Taxonomy of a Landscape

Exhibition — Tell Me Something and Take it Back: An Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing

Exhibition — Third Space: Interventions of Art and Architecture in the El Paso Borderplex


Monday, Aug. 24 – Friday, Sept. 4

The Office of Student Life is hosting a Miner Welcome. For more information and specific events, please visit

Aug. 28

6 p.m. – midnight

P-9 Parking Lot

Minerpalooza (25th Anniversary)

This year marks Minerpalooza’s 25th anniversary. Entertainment starts at 6 p.m. Aug. 28, 2015, at the stage in parking lot P-9 on the UTEP campus.

Minerpalooza is an exciting evening full of food, games, live music and a celebration of the start of the fall semester. It often attracts 30,000 people and is one of the largest annual fundraisers for UTEP’s student organizations.

The headliner will be Taboo from The Black Eyed Peas. Taboo will perform his signature blend of alternative hip-hop, which is marked by socially conscious lyrics and electronic dance beats.

Scott Melker aka The Melker Project will open for Taboo. The disc jockey combines his passion and talent to create mash-ups and remixes.

The co-headliner is rising country star Annie Bosko. The singer-songwriter’s boot-stomping, catchy song “Crooked Halo” is shooting up the charts.

Local talent performing during Minerpalooza are Ribo Flavin’, Mariachi Los Mineros and the Allegro Dance Team.

Ribo Flavin’ is a hometown group that fuses hip-hop, jazz, funk, soul and Latin influences to break boundaries and supersede genre and definability. Mariachi Los Mineros is comprised of UTEP students who bring mariachi music to as many people as possible. The Allegro Dance Company brings together dancers from the University so they can enhance their techniques through training and performances.

For more information and updates, contact the Office of Student Life at 915-747-5648.

Order of performances – starting at 6 p.m. (subject to change):

Ribo Flavin’

Mariachi Los Mineros

Allegro Dance Company

Annie Bosko

Scott Melker aka The Melker Project


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