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Last Minute LocalJanuary 30, 2015

FRIDAY

The R&B Concert: Friday at the Fire featuring Sha’Vonne Williams
http://freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com/news-and-events/

Join us every Friday night for an evening of music and fun at our beautiful outdoor fireplace. Bands play from 7pm – 9pm with DJ before and after. Our current schedule of entertainment for this free weekly event is listed below. Friday at the Fire is proudly sponsored by Western Technical College and Hoy Fox Automotive.

SATURDAY

The Trail Run: Sugarloaves Ultra Vista Trail Races
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/Sugarloaves'-Ultra-Vista-SUV-Trail-Races/1203/details

Race categories include a 30 mile, 60k, 25k, 4 mile and 9 mile. Water, drinks, gels, crackers at aid stations every 2-3 miles.

The Truck Lineup: Monster X Tour
http://www.countycoliseum.com/event_jan_monsterXtour.shtml

Monster X Tour is the home of the incredibly popular Monster X Tour series that features all the top monster trucks battling it out all around the world. In addition to the monster trucks, fans are treated to incredible high flying freestyle motocross, demolition derbies, and much more.

SUNDAY

The Free Performance: KCOS & Shakespeare on the Rocks present Romeo & Julieta
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/shakespeare-uncovered/

KCOS, El Paso’s PBS station, and Shakespeare on the Rocks, El Paso’s premier classical theater company, are partnering this winter to present Romeo and Julieta, a bilingual adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous play. All performances are free and open to the public.

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Welcome to the official Visit El Paso blog, your leading source for all things El Paso! Last Minute Local is posted every week and provides readers with a variety of "no planning necessary" ideas on things to see and do this weekend.


Last Minute LocalJanuary 23, 2015

FRIDAY

The Festival: El Paso Pro-Musical Chamber Music Festival 2015
http://elpasopromusica.org/

El Paso Pro-Musica is one of the city’s most respected organizations. The El Paso Chamber Music Festival spans the entire month of January and receives national and international critical acclaim each year with a history of bringing artistic excellence to the border region. Education is key as chamber music and cultural development is promoted in the fine arts.

Tonight’s Performace: Musica in Collaboration with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra

SATURDAY

The Remodel: El Paso Home Show
http://rjpromotions.com/

This year’s show boasts over 150 booths of new and innovative products for remodeling and updating the inside and outside of the home. Along with hundreds of booths, this year’s event will also include a special appearance by Jennifer Bertrand, HGTV Design Star Winner. Enjoy her decorating and ‘How To’ seminars on Friday and Saturday. Bertrand will provide demonstrations on re-staining cabinetry, decorating small spaces, faux paint techniques, DIY paint and décor, and more!

Home vendors will showcase the hottest new trends in kitchen and bath remodeling, organization ideas, sun room additions, and color and texture ideas for floors and walls. In addition to interior home improvement ideas, exhibitors will display everything needed for exterior home upgrades including windows, doors, landscaping, siding, patios, roofing, guttering, garage additions and more.

Pool Tech Plus is hosting a Splash & Spa Sale with great deals on hot tubs, saunas, swim spas and pools. Register to win great prizes including a Tuff Shed!

The Dance: Belly Dance Extravaganza
http://www.nps.gov/cham/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=819152-452862

Dance Alive Enterprises and Lorraine present an afternoon belly dance workshop and an evening performance with swirling veils, beautiful music, and dancers from the Southwest.

Chamizal National Memorial does not charge admission for entry into the park or theater. Any admission fees are charged by the performance groups, and all monies received go directly to the groups to support their programs. Most performance groups only accept cash, and exact change is recommended.

SUNDAY

The Great Outdoors: Last Sunday Hike
http://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/last-sunday-hike-3

Hike 1-mile up Directisimo Trail to Ranger Peak on this 1st Last Sunday Hike of the Year. We meet at 8:00AM in the Park’s parking lot. Bring: water, hat, weather appropriate clothing, and sturdy shoes.

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Visit El Paso

Welcome to the official Visit El Paso blog, your leading source for all things El Paso! Last Minute Local is posted every week and provides readers with a variety of "no planning necessary" ideas on things to see and do this weekend.


Last Minute LocalJanuary 16, 2015

FRIDAY

The Ride: Ride for Reading
https://www.facebook.com/events/780758425326435/permalink/780762085326069/

On January 16, 2015 at 7:30am, cyclists are gathering at Crazy Cat Cyclery (2800 N Stanton) to load over 1,000 books on their bikes to deliver to Douglass Elementary School. The volunteers will arrive at the school at 9:00am. The children will hear a message highlighting the importance of reading and healthy living, and then every student will choose two books that they will take home!

The Music Festival: El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival- Russian Titans “Concerto Night!”
http://elpasopromusica.org/event/el-paso-pro-musica-chamber-music-festival/?instance_id=87

Dmitry Sitkovetsky violin, Scott Rawls viola, Zuill Bailey cello, Elizabeth DeMio piano Sitkovetsky’s Bach Goldberg Variations- “Robust and Joyous”- New York Times

SATURDAY

The Craft Beer: Sun City on Tap
http://americaontap.com/sun-city-on-tap/

Sun City On Tap Craft Beer Festival takes place Saturday, January 17th at Southwest University Event Center. Choose from two sessions, 1PM to 4PM or 5PM to 8PM. Sun City on Tap will showcase over 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries. Attendees will receive 8 initial samples with their souvenir sampling glass and the opportunity to purchase more samples! Plus hang out in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food available for purchase and great vendors.

The New Age Event:El Paso Psychic Fair
http://www.elpasopsychicfair.com/

12 or more . . . Professional Traveling Psychics from all over Texas and New Mexico do readings and help clients that come to the fair. Ask them anything. Discuss anything. Talk to them about your problems. Ask for answers. Love, Relationships, Career, Money, Family or friend loss. Connect with the departed. Find out what YOUR Angels have to say. Palm and Tarot Card Readings, Numerology, Astrology, Feng Shui items, Clairvoyants, and more! Readings, New Age Gifts, Crystals & Crystal Skulls for sale, Aura Photos, fun fun fun ! Talk to a psychic about anything. Some readers are from National TV Shows.

SUNDAY

The Expo: Days of Remembrance Bridal Quince & Sweet 16 Expo
http://www.bridalquinceguide.com/

The 2015 Days of Remembrance Bridal Quince and Sweet 16 Expo will feature the most talented event professionals in the El Paso area. The event consists of wedding gowns, quince & sweet 16 dresses, ballrooms, photographers, tuxedos, florists, jewelers, skincare, eye care, and your one stop shop for all your event needs! Samples will be given, as well as fabulous giveaways. In order to qualify the brides, quinces and sweet 16 must visit and obtain a signature from each vendor. Our special guest is a celebrity reality star from the show Celebrations on WE TV’, a wedding guru, and the ultimate event planner David Tutera. All Door proceeds go to The Child Crisis Center of El Paso.

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Visit El Paso

Welcome to the official Visit El Paso blog, your leading source for all things El Paso! Last Minute Local is posted every week and provides readers with a variety of "no planning necessary" ideas on things to see and do this weekend.


Last Minute LocalJanuary 9, 2015

FRIDAY

The Exhibits: Explore two newly added exhibits

Julius Caesar: Military Genius, Mighty Machines
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/history/events.asp

For the first time in the United States! The El Paso Museum of History is proud to be the premier location in the U.S.A. displaying Julius Caesar: Military Genius, Mighty Machines exhibition. Expand your knowledge of the ancient Roman civilization. This exhibition brings to life one of the most technologically significant times in the history of mankind. This interactive exhibition features war machines, transportation machines and civil machines, recreated scaled artifacts, digital files of images and computer animations.

Body Art: Contemporary El Paso Jewelry
http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/events.asp

The exhibition will include several pieces by Thiewes, along with selections from approximately ten other area jewelers, many of whom studied with Thiewes years prior or as recent UTEP graduates. Just a few of the artists represented in Body Art include Susan Eisen, who studied with both Thiewes and Harrison and has established a flourishing retail business alongside her commitment to creating original pieces; Margie Melby, a founding member of El Paso’s Las Artistas in 1970; and Helen Ellison-Dorion, a transplant from England who is today an adjunct professor of metalsmithing and jewelry design at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Some of the diverse currents that run through the creations of the Body Art artists are the original mixing of gem and metal types; witty expressions of multi-functionalism (such as a necklace-cum-jump rope); inspiration from local geography and culture (for instance, Eisen’s El Paso pieces incorporating gold castings of rock forms from the Franklin Mountains); and the pairing of whimsy and delicacy or melding of sheer fun with simple elegance.

SATURDAY

The Kick off to the NY: Choose from two great runs to get your fitness goal started off right!

Fort Bliss Half Marathon & 5K
http://www.active.com/fort-bliss-tx/running/distance-running-races/fort-bliss-half-marathon-and-5k-2015

Choose your 2015 New Year challenge at the Fort Bliss Half Marathon and 5K. Half Marathon is set to begin at 7:30 a.m. and is aimed at more advanced runners. The 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. and is a family-oriented event. The half marathon is a great mid-point event for training for the El Paso Marathon! Open to El Paso and surrounding communities!

Late Registration will be held on January 10, 6:00 AM – 8:15 AM (7:15 Late Registration ends for Half Marathon) at Soto Physical Fitness Center (20751 Constitution Rd, Fort Bliss TX 79908). Additional $10 fee will be incurred.

Super Scholar 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/Super-Scholar-5K/1094/details

All proceeds from the Super Scholar 5K Run will benefit this scholarship fund. Thank you for your support and participation in this fundraising event for the Clint ISD Superintendent’s Scholarship Fund.

SUNDAY
The market: La Vina Farmer’s & Crafters Market
http://lavinawinery.com/events.html

This family and dog friendly event is held every Sunday, 11 am-4 pm. Enjoy wine tasting and a variety of local handmade arts and crafts.

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Visit El Paso

Welcome to the official Visit El Paso blog, your leading source for all things El Paso! Last Minute Local is posted every week and provides readers with a variety of "no planning necessary" ideas on things to see and do this weekend.


Last Minute LocalDecember 19, 2014

FRIDAY

Photo Op One: Photo with Santa @ Freedom Crossing
http://freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com/

Get your photo taken with Santa in the Freedom Crossing Food Court, right next to the Marketplace area. Friday hours are 3pm to 6pm, Saturday hours are 10am to 6pm and Sunday hours are 12pm to 5pm.

The Outdoor Concert: Friday at the Fire featuring TrailerBand (outlaw country)
http://freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com/news-and-events/

Join us every Friday night for an evening of music and fun at our beautiful outdoor fireplace. Bands play from 7pm – 9pm with DJ before and after. Our current schedule of entertainment for this free weekly event is listed below. Friday at the Fire is proudly sponsored by Western Technical College.

SATURDAY

Photo Op Two: Photo with Santa @ Exploreum
http://elpasoexploreum.org/

Bring your cameras and your wish lists for a personal visit. Children receive a special treat. Santa will appear at the top of each hour during the museum’s operating hours. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Photo Op Three: Santa @ the Tram
http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/wyler-aerial-tramway

The Wyler Aerial Tramway at Franklin Mountains State Park features an aerial cable car situated on 195.742 acres of rugged mountain and rock formations on the east side of the Franklin Mountains. Come and enjoy a beautiful view with Santa Claus.

The Posada: Annual Posadas Celebration and Luminaria Lighting Festival
http://www.sanelizariohistoricdistrict.org/

The Annual Posadas Presentation is an important part of the Mexican Christmas celebration. The word posada means “inn” or “shelter” in Spanish, and this celebration recreate Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to stay in Bethlehem. The presentation will begin at Veterans Memorial Plaza in San Elizario. It will be followed by Live Music, the traditional Christmas Piñata ceremony and Matachin dancer presentation.

The Luminaria Lighting of over 5,000 luminarias in the San Elizario Historic District will take place shortly after sundown and remain lit throughout the evening. Traditional fare will be on hand. The 4th Annual Christmas Bicycle giveaway and Mr & Mrs Santa Claus will be onhand. Sponsored by the San Elizario Genealogy & Historical Society.

The Rim Rd. Tradition: 23rd Annual Navidad De La Fe Luminarias
https://www.facebook.com/CentroDeSaludFamiliarLaFe

The Christmas spirits of hope and giving will come alive when 4,000 luminarias (sand-filled paper bags with a candle) will be lit aglow at nightfall along El Paso’s Scenic Drive during the 23rd Annual Navidad de La Fe Luminarias.

Vehicles can enter Scenic Drive at Richmond Avenue (eastside of the mountain) beginning at 6 p.m. Cash donations to help feed El Paso families in need are also welcomed. Checks can be made out to “Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe” or to “La Fe.” For more information: (915) 545-7190. Event Gates Open From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Traffic will enter Scenic Drive at Richmond Avenue and head westbound in a single lane. Vehicles will exit Scenic Drive at Rim Road. Drivers are asked to dim their vehicle’s lights and proceed slowly and cautiously along the event route. For safety reasons, participants are asked to remain inside their vehicles at all times.

SUNDAY

Choose from two great Christmas performances brought to you by UTEP

The Nutcracker: Presented by UTEP and the El Paso Youth Ballet. Step into a winter wonderland complete with spectacular scenery, elegant costumes and exquisite dancing. This is an evening of pure enchantment.
http://utepspecialevents.com/

A Christmas Carol: Presented by the UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance. This animated retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions is sure to get you in the holiday spirit!
http://theatredance.utep.edu/Site/Up_Coming_Shows.html

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Visit El Paso

Welcome to the official Visit El Paso blog, your leading source for all things El Paso! Last Minute Local is posted every week and provides readers with a variety of "no planning necessary" ideas on things to see and do this weekend.


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