May 1, 2013

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The Proclamation: Bike Month-Mayor's Proclamation

Join City representatives for the official proclamation of Bike Month 2013. Embrace this collaborative partnership with the city, and demonstrate the power of the cycling community and the need for more bicycle friendly infrastructure. A ride and a re-development tour of downtown El Paso will be held immediatly after. This will be an easy ready approximately 5 miles. Families, children & all others are welcomed & encourage to participate. Please bring helmets, locks, and bike lights. Visit Alfresco Friday’s, & join us for the after party.

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The Concert: First Light Federal Credit Union presents Alfresco Fridays

Alfresco! Friday’s celebrates the 11th Anniversary in 2013! Alfresco! Fridays provides a casual way to experience some of the best established and upcoming local bands. Originally conceived as a way of keeping employees downtown at the start of the weekend, the concerts quickly became a draw for visitors to downtown. The upcoming season will feature Jazz, Latin, Reggae, Classic Rock, Salsa, Funk, Mariachi and more. No Outside Food or Beverages Allowed. No Pets Allowed. Please call the inclement weather hotline at (915)534-0675 for up to date information on whether or not the performance will be cancelled due to weather.

This Friday's Band: La Banda Jerezana By the middle of 1950 in Jerez Zacatecas (birthplace of its founder and some of its members), Tamborazo Jerezano was born. In the 1970’s the founder and leader Don Nicho Ayala immigrated to Juarez in search of new opportunities and was then released to the border of Tamborazo Jerezano music. With great success on the border of Juarez-El Paso TX and statewide Chihuahua, brought joy to countless fans. Don Nicho Ayala worked hard until his last days to leave the legacy of his music.


The Walk: First Friday ArtWalk & Ghost Tour ~ San Elizario

The First Friday of the Month Art Walk in Historic San Elizario. The free event will include appetizers, refreshments and music. All of the art galleries are open in the evening for this once a month event. Art patrons are encouraged to come out and enjoy an evening of art and history. Other participating artists are: Joanne Franco, Amado Pena, Maria Branch, G. Jacquez Calderon, Rob Mack, Alberto Escamilla, Bert Saldana, Sergio Acosta, Manuel Alvarado, Rob Mack, Robert Lichlyter, Sam Gutierrez, Robert Estrada and others. Enjoy Live Music at the El Bandido Restuarant & Cantina. Sign up for the San Elizario Ghost Tour at 10pm, presented by Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society ($10.00).

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The Clinic: El Paso Bike Month - Bike Clinic

In celebration of Bike Month join this free Bike Clinic with Centro Capullo, plus a free book exchange!

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The Tour: Historical Walking Tour 915-255-9644

Participants of the tour will meet in the parking lot of the El Paso Holocaust Museum. The tour will feature the first location of Congregation B’Nai Zion, Sunset School, El Paso Vocational School, The first and second location of Temple Mount Sinai, Mexican Consulate location (in 1911), Queen Anne House and the Trinity First United Methodist Church. Lastly the tour will go inside the studios of KTSM-TV. All reasonable attempts will be made for anyone with special needs. Please call for more specific questions regarding these needs.

The Tour #2 5 De Mayo Bici Ride

es, our 1st Saturday of Bike Month, and what better way to celebrate than 5 de Mayo (it actually is 4 de Mayo). None the less, the bike festivities continue. Ride will be approximately 7 miles, easy pace. We will ride throughout downtown El Paso, Union Plaza, Cincinnati Street area, Alameda Street, as we share with El Paso how to ride in style, 5 de Mayo Bici Ride style. We will have several stops designated along the way to hydrate in style. This is a 21 + over ride! Bring: Locks, plenty of water, helmets, and bike lights. Please Drink Responsibily: obey all traffic laws, and be courteous to others. This is not a Critical Mass ride and there will be no corking. We invite you to come out and have a good time, meet new cyclists, try something different for 5 de Mayo, but most importantly ride safely.

The Show: Mexklan, Steady Shakedown and Subrosa Union

Ska, reggae, rock, Latin/cumbia, AfroCuban band MEXKLAN will perform their unique, kinetic blend of music. Along with them will be local Reggae band Steady Shakedown. Both bands are opening for Reggae/ Rock band Subrosa Union, who are based in Austin. This is an all ages show.

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The Wine: La Vina - Music on the Patio

Bring your favorite wine snack or a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment free of charge.

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