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Last Minute LocalApril 15, 2014

Easter Egg Hunts with El Paso Parks and Recreation
https://home.elpasotexas.gov/parks/documents/event3.pdf?1397599250

The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting several Easter Egg Hunts and Easter activities
at Recreation Centers throughout the city during Easter Week. Each center will have age-specific events with fun fitness obstacles to get eggs and various age groups for individuals 17 years old and younger.


Last Minute LocalApril 11, 2014

FRIDAY

The Film: UTEP Get Reel Film Series
http://sa.utep.edu/union/reel/

Housed in the UTEP Union Cinema, Get Reel (previously Cinema Novo) presents independent and educational films as well as blockbuster movies for only $1. Movies are shown, each semester twice a week starting at 7:00p.m. Get Reel offers top name movies and quality films at an unbeatable price. All Films Are Friday & Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

$1.00 for UTEP Students, Faculty Staff & Alumni Members (With Valid Miner Gold Card) | $2.00 for the General Public

$5.00 Movie Combo, includes Hot Dog, Small Soda, and Popcorn

Tonight’s Film: Instructions Not Included

Valentin is Acapulco’s resident playboy, until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and takes off without a trace. Leaving Mexico for Los Angeles to find the baby’s mother, Valentin ends up finding a new home for himself and his newfound daughter, Maggie. An unlikely father figure, Valentin raises Maggie for six years, while also establishing himself as one of Hollywood’s top stuntmen to pay the bills, with Maggie acting as his on-set coach. As Valentin raises Maggie, she forces him to grow up too. But their unique and offbeat family is threatened when Maggie’s birth mom shows up out of the blue, and Valentin realizes he’s in danger of losing his daughter – and his best friend.

SATURDAY

The Market: Ardovinos Farmers Market
http://www.ardovinos.com/farmersmarket.html

Enjoy an ever-increasing selection of fall and winter organic and pesticide-free produce, beef, pork, lamb and goat, fresh-baked breads and salsas. Enjoy a fair trade cup of coffee, house-made pastries and fresh-squeezed juices, along with Brunch in the restaurant.

The Show: El Paso RV & Travel Show
http://www.gsevents.com/shows/display.cfm?showid=41

Say goodbye to winter and start thinking about summer adventures as you shop hundreds of 2014 travel trailers, fifth-wheels, truck campers, and folding campers, as well as see the latest in camping accessories, information on an array of campgrounds and travel destinations, and daily seminars and entertainment!

The Party: Party for the Planet
http://www.elpasozoo.org/Event-Calendar.php

Come celebrate our amazing planet at the El Paso Zoo! We will have several opportunities for you to see how the El Paso Zoo party’s animal style, all while learning how you can help to protect all life on Earth. This is the 9th year the El Paso Zoo has been a part of the largest combined Earth Day event in North America.

The festivities include backyard biologist, airborne adventure inflatable, local conservation organizations, and special animal programs!


Last Minute LocalApril 4, 2014

FRIDAY

The Walk: First Friday ArtWalk
http://www.sanelizariohistoricartdistrict.com/

The First Friday of the Month Art Walk in Historic San Elizario. The free event features 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: Amado Pena, Joe Arroyos, Al Borrego, 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. Don’t miss the “Movie On The Wall” at sundown.

The Tour: San Elizario Ghost Tour
http://www.ghosts915.com/

Investigate with us on this tour of deep history. Art galleries come to life thru soft whispers and see why the Old County Jail (Billy the Kid jail) invites guests willing to talk to its eternal occupants. Guests have been reporting of being touched by unseen spirits on this tour. Meet us at the Golden Eagle Gallery by 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY
The Run: Casa Vida de Salud 5K run & 1 Mile walk

http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/04-05-2014/Casa-Vida-De-Salud-5K-Run-1-Mile-Walk/981
Trophy’s will be awarded to the overall male and female winners. Refreshments available at finish line.

The Family Fun: Generation 2000

http://www.kprr.com/pages/generation2000.html
Now in its twenty-eighth year, Generation 2000 is a two day event that encourages children and parents to work together in over 100 specialty events, booths, games and interactive displays that are aimed at entertaining and educating children of all ages. This year’s Generation 2000 promises to be the biggest and best with a multitude of fun activities for the entire family. And this year a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Child Crisis Center of El Paso. This year Generation 2000 will feature such events as the Family Fun Adventure: Prize Walk where kids have an opportunity to dance and participate in the walk to win great prizes. The Imagination Station is an arts and crafts area where parents and kids create their own special creations from a wide assortment of materials to take home. As in the past, Generation 2000 will still have Mini Golf, Live Entertainment on the Nerium Main Stage, Giant Bubbles, Adventures in Learning Science Area, Roller Races, Tiny Tots, Giant Sand Tables, Beading Area, and more fun stuff for the whole family. Kids Entertainment and several interactive games and rides.

The Film: UTEP Get Reel Film Series
http://sa.utep.edu/union/reel/

Housed in the UTEP Union Cinema, Get Reel (previously Cinema Novo) presents independent and educational films as well as blockbuster movies for only $1. Movies are shown, each semester twice a week starting at 7:00p.m. Get Reel offers top name movies and quality films at an unbeatable price. All Films Are Friday & Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

Tonight’s Film: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Picking up precisely where its hit predecessor left off, Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 finds Flint Lockwood (voice of Bill Hader) invited to join the Live Corp Company, and use his gift for invention for the good of mankind. Just as young Flint prepares to go to work for his hero Chester V (voice of Will Forte), however, the young genius learns that his water-to-food machine is not only still functional, but it’s also started cross-breeding animals with food. Now, in order to prevent a growing army of “foodimals” from escaping isolation on an island and wreaking havoc on the mainland, Flint and his loyal group of friends will have to do battle with such delicious, but deadly, hybrids as the ferocious tacodiles, slithering apple pie-thons, and vine-swinging shrimpanzees. Saving the world from these rampaging monstrosities won’t be easy, but if anyone is up to the task, it’s Flint and company. Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn takes the reins for this sequel also featuring vocal contributions by Anna Faris, James Caan, Kristen Schaal, Terry Crews, Andy Samberg, Neil Patrick Harris, and Benjamin Bratt.

SUNDAY

The Show: Paso Del Norte Gun Collectors “The Original” Gun Show
http://pasodelnorteguncollectors.com/

Guns and antiques for buy, sell, or trade.

The Concert: Dusty Low
http://www.zinvalle.com/zvb/ai1ec_event/free-live-music-dan-lambert-and-the-double-drum-trio-3/?instance_id=211
Come on out and enjoy the sounds of Dusty Low from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. Bring a picnic, your family and friends and enjoy the day at Zin Valle Vineyards. Salud!


A weekend of fun filled festivals!March 28, 2014

Downtown Kidspalooza
http://www.epso.org/events_detail.sstg?event_id=68

Join the fun at the 7th Annual Downtown KidsPalooza! The all-day family event features children’s concerts, games, painting, tours plus free transportation to a variety of educational stops throughout the downtown area. A great way to spend a family day downtown and expose young participants to the many activities available in the El Paso area.

Celebrate Segundo Barrio Day
https://www.facebook.com/CelebrateSegundoBarrio

Celebrate Segundo Barrio is an annual event that shares and gives back to a community rich with tradition, history and culture. Activities include Mariachis and music from local groups, a Chicano Art exhibit, a Low Rider car show, a Lucha Libre exhibition, food vendors, games and much more!

Franklin Mountains Poppies Fest
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/arch_museum/events.asp

The Poppies Fest Committee welcomes everyone to this free family fun day which features a program of nature walks, educational exhibits and demonstrations by local environmental organizations and wildlife displays include a live socialized wolf from the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and Houdini the Harris Hawk from the El Paso Zoo. A children’s activity center will offer a variety of arts and crafts led by local community members including Girl Scouts. Local performing groups will provide music and dance. Local vendors will be offering original and hand-made merchandise for sale. Lunch and snacks can be purchased from food vendors on-site.

The Poppies Fest celebrates the marvelous open space in Northeast El Paso where the 15 acre grounds of the El Paso Museum of Archaeology are surrounded by the 7,000+ acre Castner Range, a former artillery range known for its unique cultural, geologic and biologic features. If the rain and weather cooperate, it is most known for its beautiful and vast display of Mexican Gold Poppies in the spring.

The celebration Fest is an opportunity to enjoy our beautiful outdoors while learning about what our mountains and desert have to offer. For example, the museum’s Chihuahuan Desert Gardens boast examples of more than 200 native plants and Franklin Mountains State Park offers trails for hiking and bicycling, camping, day use, environmental education programs and festivals such as the Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta.

Cesar Chavez Day
https://www.facebook.com/events/192485720864394/?ref=5

The day long festival will be held in Lincoln Park. Live music, entertainment, Wheela & Pedal car show, and more.


Last Minute LocalMarch 21, 2014

FRIDAY

The Craft: Make and Take Family Craft
http://elpasolibrary.org/classes-and-events.php#tab9

Family fun for everyone; make a special craft and take it home to display.

The Lego’s: Lego Day
http://elpasolibrary.org/classes-and-events.php

Join your nearest El Paso Public Library branch for Lego Day, every 2nd Friday of each month for children ages 1 to 6. Legos will be provided, please do not bring your own.

The Play: Shakespeare on the Rocks
http://www.shakespeareontherocks.com/

Shakespeare on the Rocks is continuing its celebration of its 25th anniversary with its 2013-2014 play season with “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and “Romeo and Julieta” by William Shakespeare. Both plays will be performed at the Chamizal National Memorial Theater, 800 South San Marcial. Also at the Chamizal, a special performance: “Lot o’ Shakespeare—one monologue from every play!”

SATURDAY

The 5K: RUN4CHANCE 5K & 1 MILE
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/03-22-2014/RUN4CHANCE-5K-1-MILE/976

A run in honor of Lance Corporal Chance R. Phelps honors his service by establishing a 5K run to directly benefit military families by offering them a free week stay at a Wyoming ranch for therapeutic activities. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive a trophy and all participants will receive dog tags for each participant. The first 100 runners will receive a free t-shirt. Children 10 and under run for free. Active military or Veterans run for $30. Civilians run for $35. Veteran’s will be honored at ceremony.

The Film: World Cinema Series
http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/

Donations will be used to purchase books for the Algur H. Meadows Library. Seating is limited to 220 people and is on a first come, first served basis.

The Theatre: The Arabian Nights
http://theatredance.utep.edu/Site/Up_Coming_Shows.html

Stories of love, mischief and magic come to life in The Arabian Nights. The UTEP Department of Theatre & Dance invites you to experience this timeless tale of tales in which, Scheherazade endeavors to save her own life through strategic storytelling and prolonged endings. Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation offers an ingenious mixture of familiar and not-so-familiar fables. We hope you will join us for an evening of 1,001 nights and a singular experience of storytelling.

SUNDAY

The 5K: El Maida Shriners Hospital For Children 5K
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/03-23-2014/El-Maida-Shriners-Hospitals-For-Children-'Love-To-The-Rescue'/894

All proceeds of the 5K run will benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Early registraion is available, discounts for military and teams, awards and prizes.

The Expert: El Paso Holocaust Museum: Chiune Sugihara- “The Japanese Schindler”
http://www.elpasoholocaustmuseum.org/article.sstg?id=117

El Paso Holocaust Museum proudly welcomes Dr. Yoshiji Hirose- leading expert on Chiune Sugihara- who will present on the Japanese diplomat who, while serving as Vice-Consul for the Empire of Japan in Lithuania during World War II, issued several thousand transit visas for entry into Japan to Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution. Sugihara is recognized as one of the Righteous among the Nations by Yad Vashem for his heroic rescue efforts. Dr. Yoshiji Hirose is a leading expert on Chiune Sugihara. He is currently a professor at Notre Dame Seishin University in Japan and is the president of The Jewish Literary Society of Japan. He has published numerous books in the area of Jewish Studies and is a recognized expert of the Yiddish language.

The Concert: Queensryche
http://trickyfalls.com/event/163622

Tricky Falls presents Queensrÿche – Performing the 25th Anniversary of Operation: Mindcrime also performing classic hits starring the original lead singer Geoff Tate with All-Star guest players from Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Dio, Blue Oyster Clut, AC/DC and More!


Last Minute LocalMarch 14, 2014

FRIDAY

The Science Fiction: Sun City SciFi
http://suncityscifi.com/

Sun City SciFi 2014 offers the community a chance to meet, socialize, and have a good time with people who share similar interests. El Paso has many connections to the Sci-Fi Universe. Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek was born here and in 2002 the Gene Roddenberry Planetarium was named in his honor. Other El Pasoans with sci-fi connections include: Alan Tudyk, born in El Paso was a supporting actor in the TV series “Firefly” and the movie “Serenity”. He played “Sonny” in “I, Robot” and appears in many other films.

The Street Fest: Conference USA Fan Fest
http://www.utepathletics.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/030614aaa.html

The “Fan Fest” will feature a DJ and live music as well as games for the entire family, plus special appearances by participating team bands and spirit squads. In addition, all restaurants and bars in the area will offer special discounts for tournament attendees.

SATURDAY

The Run: St. Patrick’s Day 10K Run
http://www.blissmwr.com/news/

Lace up your running shoes and be sure to wear green when you take part in the St. Patty’s Day 10K Race at Freedom Crossing. The 10K Saint Patrick’s Day Run is open to all, including the El Paso Community. All participants will receive a performance T-shirt. Age groups are 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50-over. Register at Stout and Soto PFC’s and online at www.active.com. Early registration is $10 for active duty military assigned to Fort Bliss and $20 for all others. Early registration closes March 12. Late registration will be held on site from 1 – 2:30 the day of the event. The St. Patrick’s Day 10K Race is generously sponsored by USAA and First Command.

The Festival: St. Paddy’s Weekend Street Festival
http://freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com/news-and-events/

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the 3rd anniversary of Shamrocks, El Paso’s only authentic Irish Pub with 4 days of music, food, beer, activities and fun! The partying includes a beer garden, live music every day, Irish food, 10K Pub Run, DJ & free family activities. All outside on the promenade. Irish bagpipes every day, as well as other live music throughout the weekend including: the 1st Armor Division Rock Band, Irish Party Band and the Hooligans, Fungi Mungle, Sobredosis Del Sabor, Joe Barron Band and Patrick Fleming! All events are open to the public.

The Tour: Downtown El Paso Ghost Tour
915-694-2317 or help@ghost915.com

Walk the streets of haunted downtown El Paso, and hear stories of betrayal, unique symbolism of buildings, and see the deadliest intersection of the Old West. We will be going inside the remains of The Palace Saloon. Meet between History Museum and Main Library by 8:30 p.m.
Warning: this tour is NOT recommended for small children, the faint of heart or the easily offended. This tour contains adult situations, offensive history and some adult language.

SUNDAY

The Show: Billy The Kid Breakout Show
http://www.sanelizariohistoricartdistrict.com/

The “Pistoleros De San Elizario” present two monthly reenactment shows in front of the Old El Paso County Jail in the San Elizario Historic District. The shows are during the monthly Mission Trail Art Market. Performances are at 1 & 3 PM.

The Market: Mission Trail Art Market
http://www.missiontrailartmarket.com/

The Mission Trail Art Market is in its 6th Season .Discover the Mission Trail Art Market, The Mission Valley’s premier art and craft sale. Professional artisans from across the region present an amazing selection of quality art and craft. Choose from delicate pottery, vibrant jewelry, timeless home accents, and seasonal decorations. Painting, sculpture and photography for the connoisseur. Sweet and savory treats for the gourmet. Enjoy the food concessions and entertainment. The event is pet friendly. In all the Art Galleries in the Historic San Elizario Art District. Plenty of parking. Live entertainment at the Bandido Cantina & Restaurant and more. Two Old West Reenactment Shows of the ‘Billy The Kid Breakout’ at 1 & 3 pm. Galleries remain open until 7 pm.


Last Minute LocalMarch 7, 2014

FRIDAY

The Walk: San Elizario First Friday ArtWalk & Ghost Tour
http://www.sanelizariohistoricartdistrict.com/

This free event features 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: Amado Pena, Miguel Varela, Al Borrego, 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. Street performers on hand and don’t miss the “Movie On The Wall” at 8:15 p.m. Sign up for the San Elizario Ghost Tour at 10:00 p.m., presented by Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society.

The Comics: El Paso Comic Con
http://www.ep-con.blogspot.com/

El Paso Comic Con presents EPIC! Special Guests include Michael Jai White (Black Dynamite, Spawn), Charles Baker (Skinny Pete Breaking Bad), Shannon Elizabeth (Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back), Dave Barclay (Jabba the Hutt), Deep Roy (the Umpa Lumpa), Erik Bauersfeld (Admiral Ackbar), Stephen Constantino (Gamorrean Guard), Corey Dee Williams (Return of the Jedi), Nicole Marie Jean (Lady Bane), and Spencer Doe.

SATURDAY

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

AURA Photos, Reiki, Feng Shui Consultant and 14 Psychics from all over TX and NM will be coming to the fair & will be giving readings & advice ! AURA Photos, Crystals, New Age Jewelry & Books for sale.

The Film: UTEP Get Reel Film Series
http://sa.utep.edu/union/reel/

Housed in the UTEP Union Cinema, Get Reel (previously Cinema Novo) presents independent and educational films as well as blockbuster movies for only $1. Movies are shown, each semester twice a week starting at 7:00p.m. Get Reel offers top name movies and quality films at an unbeatable price. All Films Are Friday & Saturday at 7:00 p.m. $1.00 for UTEP Students, Faculty Staff & Alumni Members (With Valid Miner Gold Card) | $2.00 for the General Public $5.00 Movie Combo, includes Hot Dog, Small Soda, and Popcorn.

Tonight’s Movie: Frozen

SUNDAY

The 5k: Walk/Run for Literacy of El Paso
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/03-09-2014/WalkRun-For-Literacy-Of-El-Paso/811

All proceeds benefit literacy development in El Paso schools.

The Show: Provost Gun Show
http://gunshowtrader.com/gun-shows/el-paso-gun-show/

This show will be held at the El Maida Shrine Temple and is hosted by Provost Gun Show of Texas. All Federal, State and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed. Free parking for all. Concession on site with good food and prices.

Sonya McClain left, Fred Swan. Photos by Fernie Castillo \


Last Minute LocalFebruary 28, 2014

FRIDAY

The Tasting: Craft Beer Tasting
https://www.facebook.com/events/1425893174316780/

Bring the gang and enjoy some great craft beer and cigars! Breckenridge Brewery out of Colorado will be on site. Try the five selections of amazing beer, and a free tasting of each. Purchase a brew and receive a free raffle ticket. 100% ID check. This event is open to the public.

The Live Music: Friday Nights by the Fire
http://freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com/news-and-events/

Friday Nights by the Fire will feature a band and line dancing in front of the big stone fireplace by the Grand Theatre. Sit back, relax in our comfy patio furniture under the stars and enjoy a drink from Shamrock’s Pub, and a dessert from Dairy Queen or Baskin Robbins. All are open to the public.

SATURDAY

The Market: El Paso Downtown Artist and Farmers Market
https://www.elpasotexas.gov/mcad/downtown_market.asp

Located at the Union Plaza District (near The Garden Restaurant), The Downtown Artist and Farmers’ Market takes place every Saturday morning. The market offers original arts and crafts, food vending, regionally grown agricultural products and entertainment from local artists, artisans and farmers in El Paso County.

The Show: El Paso Spring Home & Garden Show
http://www.elpasohomeandgarden.com/

Don’t miss your opportunity to turn your home and garden dreams into reality! The entire El Paso Convention Center will be completely transformed, for one weekend only, into a Home and Garden Extravaganza. From the front door to the backyard you’ll find it all at the 15th Annual El Paso Home & Garden Show. Come take advantage of “Show Only” prices. Save Time, Save Money & Have Fun!

Celebrity Appearances by Brian Santos, “The Wall Wizard”
Join brian, TV celebrity and author of several how-to books, for a fun educational experience as he teaches you his painting tricks and tips. Brian has shared his expertise on national TV shows, including “Good Morning America,” “Today” and HGTV’s “Smart Solutions.”

The Trucks:Monster Jam
http://www.monsterjam.com/

Monster Jam® is the world’s largest and most famous monster truck tour featuring the biggest names in monster trucks including Grave Digger®, Maximum Destruction®, Monster Mutt®, El Toro Loco®, Captain’s Curse® and Blue Thunder®.

SUNDAY

The Live Music: Dan Lambert and the Double Drum Trio
http://www.zinvalle.com/zvb/ai1ec_event/free-live-music-dan-lambert-and-the-double-drum-trio-4/?instance_id=202

Come on out and enjoy the sounds of Dan Lambert and the Double Drum Trio from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. Bring a picnic, your family and friends and enjoy the day at Zin Valle Vineyards. Salud!

The Tour: Tribal Seeds with Inna Vision and New Kingdom 2014 Spring Tour
http://trickyfalls.com/event/153992

Presented by Tricky Falls. Doors open at 7 pm, all ages welcome.

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Last Minute LocalFebruary 21, 2014

FRIDAY

The Library Day: Lego Day
http://elpasolibrary.org/classes-and-events.php

Join your nearest El Paso Public Library branch for Lego Day, every 2nd Friday of each month for children ages 1 to 6. Legos will be provided so no need to bring your own.

The Speedway: Stock Car Races
http://www.epspeedwaypark.com/

USMTS Winter Meltdown Speed Week is here. Gates open at 3:00 p.m.

SATURDAY

The Fair: 2nd Annual Pet-A-Fair
http://home.elpasotexas.gov/parks/

All pets are welcome to bring their owners. Vendors will provide pet pampering. Event will have pet grooming, vets, attire, vaccinations, baths, and pet special foods.

The Expo: Michelob Ultra El Paso Marathon Expo
http://elpasomarathon.org/expo

The race itself is only half the fun. With over 30 exhibitors and vendors, the Expo is the place to find great products and information on all things marathon! The Expo is also the site for all runners to pick-up their Race Number, Timing Chip, T-shirt and goodie bag.

The Wall: UTEP Centennial Anniversary- Fifth Wall of Giants Grand Opening
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/history/events.asp

The El Paso Museum of History will join UTEP in its celebration of its first one hundred years dedicating the Fifth Wall of Giants, showing what UTEP was in the past and what it will be in the future. Ribbon Cutting with Dr. Diana Natalicio, City Mayor Oscar Leeser, PayDirt Pete and the Amigo Man. Party at the museum patio will hold a live performance by “Litio” pop-rock band from 5-9 p.m. The UTEP Cheerleaders and Golddigers will also perform; Shundo Dance Studio will perform a special dance for the decades. Free food and cash bar will be available.

The Film: Get Reel Film Series
http://sa.utep.edu/union/reel

Housed in the UTEP Union Cinema, Get Reel (previously Cinema Novo) presents independent and educational films as well as blockbuster movies for only $1. Movies are shown, each semester twice a week starting at 7:00p.m. Get Reel offers top name movies and quality films at an unbeatable price. All Films Are Friday & Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

Tonight’s Movie: Lee Daniel’s The Butler

SUNDAY

The Race: Michelob Ultra El Paso Marathon
http://elpasomarathon.org/

Runner or not the finish line will be the place to be this Sunday morning! Cheer on participants and enjoy some of the post-race festivities.

The Expo: Love Affair and Bridal Expo
http://kisselpaso.com/events-el-paso/love-affair-and-bridal-expo-2/23-february-2014-camino-real-hotel/

KISS-FM is hosting the 17 th annual Love Affair and Bridal Expo at the Camino Real Hotel. The expo features three bridal fashion shows and several vendors booths onthe hotel’s grand ballroom, mezzanine, and lobby.

The Tours: San Elizario Historic District Tours
http://www.sanelizariohistoricartdistrict.com/

The San Elizario Historic District will present Two free guided walking tours of the nationally recognized historic district on the 4th Sunday of every month. Tour Times are at Noon and 3 p.m. Participants are asked to gather at the Main Street Mercantile, 15 minutes prior to the tour. The tour will take approximately one hour and a half. This is a walking tour, at a slow pace. Don’t forget your camera.Texas History, starts in San Elizario!


Last Minute LocalFebruary 14, 2014

FRIDAY

The Show: Coin Show
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elpasocoinclub/247752472025127

The International Coin Club of El Paso’s 51st annual Coin Show with tables of coins, paper money, medals and tokens by dealers from around the country. The 2014 show will commemorate UTEP’s Centennial. Medals commemorating the event will be available at the show.

The Tour: Haunted History Bus Tour
915-274-9531

Meet at Concordia Cemetery and experience L3 Coach, the ultimate party experience in El Paso. L3 Coach and the Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society will take participants to haunted locations thru out El Paso!

SATURDAY

The Fair: El Paso Chihuahuas Job Fair
915-534-0600 or tripleaelpasojobs@gmail.com

The El Paso Chihuahuas are hosting a job fair! The team is looking for qualified, hardworking candidates, with great customer service skills who want to help provide fun, family entertainment for our guests. A variety of seasonal positions are available that are slated to begin in April, 2014 and run into September, 2014. The positions vary based upon skill sets. They are seeking staff that can work all home games and additional events as needed. Most games are held in the evening hours during the week and weekend and all positions pay minimum wage hourly. There are a small number of weekday mid-day games. Candidates must be able to accommodate the schedule, stand for long periods of time and must be able to work outdoors.

The Class: Tai Chi 1 and 2
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/history/events.asp

Learn the graceful art and relaxation of Tai Chi.

The Market: Valentine’s Wine Art Market
https://www.facebook.com/SunlandWinery

Art and frame Mfg. and Sunland Winery will be hosting a Valentine’s art and wine market. Painting and tasting classes, local arts market with more than 30 vendors and live music.

The Film: Get Reel Film Series
http://sa.utep.edu/union/reel/seasonpass/

Housed in the UTEP Union Cinema, Get Reel (previously Cinema Novo) presents independent and educational films as well as blockbuster movies for only $1. Movies are shown, each semester twice a week starting at 7:00p.m. Get Reel offers top name movies and quality films at an unbeatable price.

Tonight’s Movie: About Time

SUNDAY

The Run: Race for Care-Care 2014 Kickoff Race
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/02-16-2014/RACE-For-CARE-All-Types-Of-Cancer-Awareness-Month-CARE-2014-Kickoff-Race/945

Hosted by the Town of Mesilla, this race is held in memory of Emilio Rigales Sr. who lost his battle with lung cancer. The first 200 pre-registered runners & walkers receive race T-Shirt! Trophy & bragging rights to the largest team! Refreshments available at the finish line

The Live Music: Julio Ortiz
http://www.zinvalle.com/zvb/ai1ec_event/julio-ortiz-2/?instance_id=198

Love is in the air! There is no better way to say “Amor” than wine and music! Join us Sunday, February 16th for FREE live music and FREE wine tasting. Come on out and enjoy the sounds of guitarist and singer Julio Ortiz from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. Bring a picnic, your family and friends and enjoy the day at Zin Valle Vineyards. Salud!

The Comedian: Willie Barcena
http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/VenueListings.action?venueId=12623

Fresh from his Comedy Central Special ‘Deal with It’ released last May, Willie Barcena is back! His talent has garnered him 11 appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.’ Jay even invited Willie to perform for the troops in Afghanistan. Barcena helped provide much-needed laughter to that part of the world. Willie’s numerous jobs prepared him for his comedy career.


Last Minute LocalFebruary 7, 2014

FRIDAY

The Walk: First Friday Art Walk & Ghost Tour
http://www.sanelizariohistoricartdistrict.com/

The First Friday of the Month Art Walk in Historic San Elizario. The event, which is free, will also 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: Amado Pena, Joe Arroyos, Al Borrego, 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. Don’t miss the “Movie On The Wall” at sundown. Sign up for the San Elizario Ghost Tour at 10:00 p.m., presented by Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society.

The Birthday: Bob Marley Birthday Bash
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rockhouse-Bar-and-Grille/247406445315592

Live musical performances provided by Radio LaChusma, Fixed Idea, B Series and the Chuco Town Rockers. All proceeds benefit El Paso and Las Cruces Boys & Girls Club. 21+ welcome.

SATURDAY

The Run: Nun Run
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/02-08-2014/Nun-Run/810

T-shirt for the first 300 5K runners or walkers to register. 1 Mile Fun Walk T-shirts will be given upon availability. Parking in the back of the school on Reynolds. Participants please do not block neighborhood driveways.

The Shopping Spree: Valentine Bazaar
http://www.elpasoymca.org/

There will be a variety of things for your kids to do while you shop for yourself and your loved ones. Dozens of vendors with special one-of-a-kind items at great Valentine’s Day pricing! 100% of the proceeds go towards our Strong Kids Campaign which provides health, fitness, fun, and wellness programs for families in our community.

The Tribute: Rolling Stones Tribute
http://speakingrockentertainment.com/calendar.html

The Spirit Garden will host live music of all the greatest hits on tribute Thursdays! Doors open at 7 p.m. 18 and older are welcome!

SUNDAY

The Show: Autorama El Paso
http://www.autoramaelpaso.com/

Get your tickets for the Hottest Car Show in Texas, the El Paso AutoRAMA Car Show at the El Paso Convention Center in El Paso, TX. See all the HOT RIDES see the ‘Best In Class Competition’ featuring the best in antiques, exotics, classic trucks, custom modifieds, muscle cars, street rods, hot rods, lowriders, restored classics original non-modifieds domestic & international motorcycle brands, custom motorcycles, sport bikes, dirt bikes, scooters & much more! Special Guest: Mountain man of Duck Dynasty.


Last Minute LocalJanuary 31, 2014

FRIDAY

The Rink: El Paso Rhinos vs. Wichita Thunder
http://www.elpasorhinos.com/schedule/?act[v]=graphical&frm[d]=2014-01-01&frm[e]=591

SATURDAY

The Race: Sugarloaves Trail Races
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/

Twisting, rocky, sandy, single track wilderness trails through the Vado arroyos and canyons.

The Show: Vagabond Caravan Hafla Dinner Show
http://vagabondcaravanelpaso.weebly.com/

A family show filled with fun, food, dance and music.

SUNDAY

The Vineyard: Steven Hall
http://www.zinvalle.com/zvb/ai1ec_event/free-live-music-steven-hall/?instance_id=193

Zin Valle kicks off the 2014 free live music sessions with guitarist and singer, StevenHall of Small Town Gossip. Born and bred in North Carolinian now living in LA, Hall performs his songs under the name, Small Town Gossip, and steals his audience with his warm baritone voice, and smooth folk guitar playing. Bring a picnic, your family and friends and enjoy the day at Zin Valle Vineyards.


Last Minute LocalJanuary 24, 2014

FRIDAY

The Track: Live Horse Racing @ Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
http://www.sunland-park.com/live-racing-schedule/

Post time is 12:55 pm!

The Tour: Monster X Tour
http://www.countycoliseum.com/calendar.html

Voted the #1 monster truck show in 2013!

SATURDAY

The Run: 3rd Annual Tornado Challenge 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk

http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/01-25-2014/3rd-Annual-Tornado-Challenge/879
First 300 registrants receive a t-shirt. Raffle prizes given away at end of race, must be present to win. Refreshments will be provided at end of race for all participants

The Show: El Paso Spring Home Show
http://rjpromotions.com/event/el-paso-spring-home-show/

The show also boasts hundreds of new and innovative products for remodeling and updating the inside and outside of the home. For interior home improvement ideas, home vendors will showcase the hottest new trends in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, organization ideas, fireplace updates, sunroom additions, and color and texture ideas for floors and walls. For exterior home upgrades, vendors will showcase windows, doors, landscaping, siding, decks, roofing, guttering, garage additions and more – many at huge discounts. HGTV Design Star Winner, Jennifer Bertrand, will be at the show on Saturday!

The Concert: Rush Tribute Concert
http://speakingrockentertainment.com/calendar.html

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. 18 and older are welcome!

SUNDAY

The Party: El Paso Exploreum Celebrates its 1st Birthday
http://elpasoexploreum.org/

The Exploreum celebrates its first birthday noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, with $5 admission and free films throughout the day.


Last Minute LocalJanuary 15, 2014

FRIDAY

The Ride: Ride for Reading
https://www.facebook.com/events/576880362388775/?ref=br_tf

Team Ride for Reading is making a two week trip to Texas and will be delivering books! They will pick up books at El Paso Exploreum, have a short ride to Hart Elementary School where they will deliver books to over 550 children! Delivery to the school is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. so please be at the Exploreum no later than 11:30 a.m. We will load up books and have some inspiring words before taking the pedal.

The Concert: Revenge of the Mariachis
http://www.elpasowindsymphony.com/

El Paso Wind Symphony, directed by Ron Hufstader, hosts a performance featuring the symphony and mariachi guests.

SATURDAY

The Run: 4th Annual St. Mark’s A.C.T.S Run for Faith
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/01-18-2014/4th-Annual-St-Mark's-ACTS-Run-For-Faith/872

5K Run / 1 Mile Walk. First 200 participants will receive a free race t-shirt. Refreshments will be provided for all participants at the end of the race.

The post-race meal: Take your pick!
El Paso’s upper valley is home to a variety of locally owned, authentic Mexican food. You are sure to find something for every runner in your group! A few favs include the Machaca plate at the Riviera Restaurant, Huevos Rancheros at La Malinche, or L&J’s famous gorditas. For those who boast a sweat tooth, Bowie bakery is in the area!

The Game: UTEP Women’ Basketball vs. Charlotte
http://www.utepathletics.com/

Support the UTEP women’s basketball team as they take on Charlotte. Game time-7:05 pm!

SUNDAY

The Fair: Days of Remembrance Bridal, Quince, and Sweet 16 Fair
http://www.bridalquinceguide.com/

The 24th Annual Bridal Quince & Sweet 16 Summer Fair will be held in the Convention Center and 100% of door admissions will be donated to the Child Crisis Center of El Paso ($5.00 Admission, Children 12 & under free)

Days Of Remembrance Summer Fair 2013 from 224 Films on Vimeo.


Last Minute LocalJanuary 10, 2014

FRIDAY

The Opening Concert: Pro Musica presents Paul Rosenthal, violin and Natasha Paremski, piano and more.
http://elpasopromusica.org/calendars/opening-concert/

SATURDAY

The ½: Fort Bliss 2014 Half Marathon
http://www.blissmwr.com/intramurals/

Ring in the new year with a half marathon! The 2014 Fort Bliss Half Marathon is open to all, including the El Paso community.

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

What does 2014 hold for you?

What would you like to change about your life?

12 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, etc. Talk to a psychic about anything!

The performance: Belly Dance Extravaganza 2014

Dance Alive and special guest Amaya present and evening of dance and music.

SUNDAY

The View: Scenic Sundays
915-541-4416

Walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters are invited to enjoy Scenic Drive, from Rim Road to Richmond, free of traffic 7 to noon Sundays. Dogs on leash permitted. Admission is free.


Last Minute LocalJanuary 3, 2014

FRIDAY

The Walk: San Elizario First Friday ArtWalk
http://www.sanelizariohistoricartdistrict.com/

The 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.

The Ball: La Parada
https://www.facebook.com/LaParadaEP

This ongoing art, music and social party is held every first Friday of the month.

SATURDAY

The Market: El Paso Downtown Artist and Farmers Market
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/mcad/downtown_market.asp

Located at the Union Plaza District (near The Garden Restaurant), The Downtown
Artist and Farmers’ Market takes place every Saturday morning. The market offers original arts and crafts, food vending, regionally grown agricultural products and entertainment from local artists, artisans and farmers in El Paso County.

The Dance: Gallegos y Baile Flamenco!
915-755-1414

One of the Southwest’s premiere flamenco troupes performs at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at El Paso Public Library’s Main Branch, 501 N. Oregon, with authentic flamenco dance, guitar and song. Experience the fire, passion and electricity of the guitar, song and dance. Hear the magnetic castanets, feel the fire of footwork and see the swirling of the flamenco dresses! Presented by MCAD and Texas Commission on the Arts. Admission is free. Information: 755-1414.


Last Minute LocalDecember 20, 2013

FRIDAY

The Race: Live Horse racing @ Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
http://www.sunland-park.com/live-racing-schedule/

See who hits the turf this season! Post Time is 12:15 pm.

The Concert: A Very Blasphemous Christmas
http://trickyfalls.com/event/154861

Tricky Falls and Grind Presents: A Very Blasphemous Christmas hosted by Alfred and Bianca Felix. Performances include: Terror Krueger, Ksenia Novikova, Akasha B Couture, Carnitas, Nikki De La Hoya, Paige Nerotic, Enigma Sourbottom and Sets by DJ Bloody Holly and DJ Soloman. Doors open at 9:00 p.m. and all ages are welcomed.

SATURDAY

The 5K: Up and Running Jingle Bell Run
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/12-21-2013/Up-And-Running-Jingle-Bell-Run/664

All runners receive long sleeved technical t-shirt and Jingle Bells! Hot Chocolate and Tamales available at the finish line. Santa Sightings – Best dressed Santa and Elf will receive $50 gift cards from Up and Running.

The Arts: Junior Ranger Saturday Crafts
http://www.nps.gov/cham/planyourvisit/index.htm

he third Saturday of each month kids ages 5-11 are invited to come have fun and create a cultural craft with a park ranger. This 45-minute program focuses on underlying themes related to the park such as friendship, diversity, commonalities among different cultures, and creative problem solving. This month’s craft is Animalitos!

The Exhibits: Abrazos Gallery: Chamizal Treaty 50th Anniversary Exhibit
http://www.nps.gov/cham/planyourvisit/index.htm

Learn about the events leading up to and surrounding the signing of the Chamizal Treaty and Lyndon B. Johnson’s role. Join us as we continue to celebrate the peaceful resolution of the century-long international boundary dispute between two neighboring nations.

The Celebration: Annual Posadas Celebration and Luminaria Lighting Festival
http://www.sanelizariogenealogy.com/

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, featuring the Sweet Adelines and other groups.

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 annual Christmas Bicycle giveaway and Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus will be on hand. Sponsored by the San Elizario Genealogy & Historical Society.

SUNDAY

The Christmas Tunes: Sunday Jingles
https://www.facebook.com/fountainsatfarah

Featuring Billy Townes, Christina Gurrola, Mark Monroe. Patrons can enjoy ongoing musical entertainment in the Promenade Amphitheatre (lower level).

The Market: El Paso Artisan Gallery Holiday Market
http://www.elpasoexploreum.org/

El Paso Artisan Gallery, featuring the work of more than a dozen regional artists, presents holiday-themed work. From simple crosses to elaborate mosaic wall designs, find stocking stuffers and quality hand-made gifts at reasonable prices!


Last Minute LocalDecember 13, 2013

FRIDAY

The XMAS Concert: A Rock N’ Roll XMAS
http://trickyfalls.com/event/155300

Live! The Devotions, Raw Deal, the Rockabilly Strangers, the F Bombs, and the Pinsetters. Doors open at 8 pm, all ages welcome. $5 at door.

SATURDAY

The Home: Magoffin Home Holiday Open House
http://www.visitmagoffinhome.com/index.aspx?page=13

Join us for an evening of fun as the Magoffin Home comes alive with the sights and sounds of the season. Enjoy the lights and holiday decorations as you wander through the Home. The Riverside Middle and High School Choirs will be entertaining guests and seven lighted trees will be gleaming in the moonlight. Meet for refreshments outside.
“The Home is especially lovely during this time of the year and a holiday visit has become a tradition for many El Pasoans,” said Site Manager Leslie Bergloff. Warm clothing is suggested for the outdoor activities.

The Luminarias: 22nd Annual Navidad De La Fe Luminarias
https://www.facebook.com/CentroDeSaludFamiliarLaFe

Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe cordially invites you and your family to join us for the 22nd Annual Navidad De La Fe Luminarias! An evening of holiday joy and giving for those less fortunate in our community. Drivers and pedestrians are asked to donate cash or canned, non-perishable food as they view the luminarias and the living Nativity scene while they travel westbound on Scenic Drive.

SUNDAY
The Performance: DJ Pando
http://speakingrockentertainment.com/calendar.html

Performing live! 18 and over welcome. Doors open at 6 pm.


Last Minute LocalDecember 6, 2013

FRIDAY

The Market: 3rd Annual ChristKindle Market
http://www.elpasomissiontrail.com/christkindlemarket.com or http://www.sanelizariohistoricartdistric.com

The Third Annual, Christmas holiday market takes place in the heart of the San Elizario Historic Art District and offers unique crafts and gifts for sale, a variety of entertainment, as well as German food and drinks. ChristKindleMarket offers a holiday shopping experience unlike the department stores in the area, as many of the items are handcrafted and incredibly unique. Wares range from hand-painted glass and wooden ornaments, nutcrackers, cuckoo clocks, jewelry, toys, clothing, and more. Many of the vendors also offer demonstrations of the making of their items. As it’s important to keep a full belly to stay warm in the winter chill, ChristKindleMarket will have a number of food and drink vendors on site as well. German sausages, sauerkraut, and potato pancakes are all on tap. Sweets, pastries and candies help provide a nice finish to your meal. To drink, German beers will be on hand as well as the traditional “Glühwein”, a hot spiced wine that is served around the holidays. So this Christmas season, gather up the family and swing by ChristKindleMarket San Elizario for a one of a kind holiday experience — outside of Germany, that is.

The Tree: 1st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in San Elizario
http://www.sanelizariohistoricdistrict.org

Santa Claus will arrive in San Elizario at 6:00 p.m., followed by the Official Lighting at 6:30 p.m. The 30 foot live Christmas Tree from the Sacramento Mountains in New Mexico will be decorated by local volunteers. Live Christmas Music will fill the air and tons of vendors will be on hand, Santa will be available for photos. A Christmas Fire Extravaganza will also be presented on the Main Stage at 7:30 p.m. featuring the Bryan Serrano, Femmes of the Flames, Odd lab and others. Rain or shine! Presented by the San ELizario Genealogy and Historical Society.

SATURDAY
The : El Paso Mineral and Gem show
915-533-7153 or gemcenter@aol.com

You will be captivated and enchanted as you wander through of 100’s wonderful gems, minerals and fossils. You will have chances to win door prizes, contributed by dealers from all over the southwest, known for their vibrant jewelry and other treasures.

The Holiday Celebration: Celebration of Lights Parade
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/parks

The single largest event in downtown El Paso will be center stage when the evolve Federal Credit Union Celebration of Lights Program unfolds. A new route for the Holiday Lights Parade has been done due to construction at San Jacinto Plaza with exceptional support from many city departments and businesses. Cleveland Square Park will be the site for the Holiday Lights with thousands upon thousands of lights and decorations. Evolve Federal Credit Union will sponsor the largest fireworks display downtown from atop Mills Plaza Parking Garage. Fernanda Garcia, eight years old of Candlelighters of El Paso will flip the switch with El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser.

SUNDAY

The Run: Up and Running Jingle Bell Run
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/12-21-2013/Up-And-Running-Jingle-Bell-Run/664

All runners receive long sleeved technical t-shirt and Jingle Bells! Hot Chocolate and Tamales available at finish line! Santa Sightings – Best dressed Santa and Elf will receive $50 gift cards from Up and Running.

The Live Music:
http://www.zinvalle.com/zvb/ai1ec_event/free-live-music-dusty-low-2/?instance_id=146

Holidays are here! Get down and jolly Sunday, December 8th for FREE live music and FREE wine tasting. Come on out and enjoy the sounds of Dusty Low from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. Bring a picnic, your family and friends and enjoy the day at Zin Valle Vineyards. Salud!


Last Minute LocalNovember 22, 2013

FRIDAY

The Concert: El Paso Symphony Orchestra
http://www.epso.org/

Enjoy tonight’s classical concert-La Danza Clasica with world-acclaimed musician Peter Soave. Soave has performed as a soloist and with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout North and South America, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Russia. He has performed on several albums with other artists as well as releasing his own, “Pride and Passion.” He also founded the Peter Soave Music in the Dolomite Mountains in Italy in 2010.

SATURDAY

The Contest: Pie Baking Contest @ Downtown Art & Farmers Market
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/MCAD/downtown_market.asp

Calling all bakers! Enter your favorite recipe in the pie baking contest. Winner receives a holiday gift basket! Not a baker-not a problem. Enjoy local original arts and crafts, food vending, regionally grown agricultural products and entertainment from local artists, artisans and farmers in El Paso County.

The Exploreum: El paso Exploreum
http://elpasoexploreum.org/

El Paso’s newest museum, a “living laboratory” museum for children of all ages. Fly high in the Airport Adventure; ride back in time to the Old El Paso Village; solve exciting engineering problems at STEAM Ahead; engage cutting-edge technology in High-Tech Hot Spot

The Exhibit: Up in Smoke
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/history/

As El Paso changed from a small adobe village to a railroad center built of brick and lumber, the possibility of disastrous fires dramatically increased. Not until El Paso organized a volunteer fire department, with City funded equipment, could the community seriously consider building up and out. The exhibit includes the El Paso Fire Department’s 1901 Steamer, Engine No. 2, and other early fire memorabilia.

The Reptiles: Repticon El Paso
http://www.repticon.com/elpaso.html

West Texas is at last where Repticon arrived with Repticon El Paso, following after the tradition of a great series of shows throughout eastern Texas. Nestled within a stone’s throw of New Mexico and the U.S. border, this show offers an outlet to a whole new community of those with an interest in reptiles, amphibians, and other exotic animals. The El Maida Shrine is the location for all the unbeatable herp related shopping as both regional and national vendors offer animals, supplies, feeders and more. Included will be raffles with thrilling prizes and the hourly educational presentations and seminars for the whole family. The show also marks a new hot or venomous included show, heating up West Texas even further. Check back to this page as one of the wildest reptile shows in the West continues with Repticon El Paso!

SUNDAY

The Live Music: Dan Lambert and the Double Drum Trio & Wine Tasting
http://www.zinvalle.com/

Come on out and enjoy the sounds of Dan Lambert and the Double Drum Trio from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. Bring a picnic, your family and friends and enjoy the day at Zin Valle Vineyards.

The Concert: Built to Spill
https://holdmyticket.com/checkout/event/140657

Built to Spill is an indie rock band based in Boise, Idaho, United States. The band is best known for its catchy guitar hooks and the unique voice of frontman Doug Martsch. Former Tree people frontman Doug Martsch formed Built to Spill in 1992 with Brett Netson and Ralf Youtz as the band’s original members. In an interview with Spin magazine, Martsch stated that he intended to change the band’s lineup for every album, with Martsch being the only permanent member.

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Last Minute LocalNovember 15, 2013

FRIDAY

The Captain: Captain Morgan Meet and Greet
http://freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com/news-and-events/

Captain Morgan himself will be here at Freedom Crossing on Friday, November 15th for several meet and greet opportunities! He will be at the Exchange Main Store from 2:45pm – 3:45pm and at the Class Six from 4:00pm – 5:30pm. He’ll then swing down to Shamrocks Irish Pub for happy hour from 6pm – 7pm before joining us at our Friday at the Fire concert at 7pm! Also, when you meet him at the Exchange you can receive a FREE personalized Captain Morgan bottle label, no purchase necessary.

The Live Music: Fridays at the Fire
http://freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com/news-and-events/

Every Friday night enjoy free live music and entertainment by the outdoor fireplace. Toast the evening with the sounds of El Paso’s best bands. Tonight: Mark Monroe

SATURDAY

The 5k: CARE 5K Run/Walk
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/11-16-2013/CARE-5K-RunWalk-11-16-13/787

All participants will receive an event T-shirt! The “Top Three” Places for the 5K Run will receive a 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Prize. This is in the men’s, women’s and children runner categories.

The Celebration: 2nd Annual, Native American “Celebration of our Culture”
http://www.sanelizariohistoricartdistrict.com

Celebrate Native American month in San Elizario with historic talks of the Pueblo, Navajo, Apache and Taino. Enjoy native dances by the War Kui Dance Group, Danca Nunutzi, Danza San Elizario and Danca Azteca Omecoatel and Native American arts & crafts. Music, food and aspecial appearance by the Pistoleros de San Elizario.

SUNDAY

The Warrior Run: 3rd Annual Spartyka Wounded Warrior 5k
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/11-17-2013/3rd-Annual-Spartyka-Wounded-Warrior-5K/661

In honor of the daily sacrifices made by the brave men and women in all branches of the United States Military, Spartyka is proud to host the Spartyka Wounded Warrior 5K, a family-friendly event that welcomes anyone with a patriotic spirit who wants to show support for the troops and veterans who have served our country. The goal of the Spartyka Wounded Warrior 5K is to raise awareness and show support for the men and women in the United States Military, and raise funds for our Nation’s Wounded Warriors.

The Concert: El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra
http://elpasolive.com/calendar/767-el-paso-symphony-youth-orchestra

Featuring all 4 EPSYOs Orchestras performing great works by Verdi, Elgar, Dvorak, and more!


Last Minute LocalNovember 1, 2013

FRIDAY

The Walk: First Friday ArtWalk & Ghost Tour
http://www.sanelizariohistoricartdistrict.com/

The First Friday of the Month Art Walk in Historic San Elizario. The 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: Joe Arroyos, Amado Pena, Shirley Talley, Al Borrego, G. Jacquez Calderon, Rob Mack, Alberto Escamilla, Bert Saldana, Sergio Acosta, Manuel Alvarado, Rob Mack, Sam Gutierrez, Robert Estrada and others. Enjoy Live Music at the El Bandido Restuarant & Cantina. Street performers on hand and don’t miss the “Movie On The Wall” at sundown. The Art Walk is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sign up for the San Elizario Ghost Tour at 10:00 p.m., presented by Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society.

The Concert: The Crocodiles
http://www.holdmyticket.com/

Presented by Splendid Sun Productions and Lowbrow Palace. $10 in advance & $12 day of; $3 surcharge for (18-20).

SATURDAY

The Trails: 2nd Annual Happy Tails n’ Happy Trails
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/franklin-mountains

Fun for the whole family, 2-legged and 4-legged! You can adopt a dog and learn about the Animal Rescue League of El Paso. Participate in ranger led “Bark in the Park” hike. Free treats and samples, special Veterinarian guest speaker – Hiking Safety w/ your Dogs, music, games and much more. Start time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon in the Franklin Mountains Tom Mays Unit-sites 1-5. Bring dogs, leashes, water and snacks for yourself and your pooch.

The Show: A Christmas Fair
http://www.jlep.org

Come to A Christmas Fair this year and experience some wonderful special events! Friday morning, November 1st, you can shop like a VIP during Early Access shopping from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM that will include breakfast pastries and morning beverages. Tickets are $20. This evening, the first ever A Concert at A Christmas Fair will be held from 6:00 – 10:00 featuring Texas Country singer Cory Morrow, shopping, appetizers, and an auction with Hal Marcus’ newest painting of El Paso’s skyline! Tickets are $50 and available at ticketmaster.com Throughout the entire Fair you can participate in Cookies and Photos with Santa, watch some local talent on the main stage, and not worry about those heavy bags… Package hold will be ready for them! Tickets are 10$ for adults, $8 for seniors and military. Please visit jlep.org for more information.

The Celebration: Dia De Los Muertos
http://www.concordiacemetery.org/

Sponsored by the Concordia Heritage Association and the Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society.
Join us as we celebrate the Day of the Dead at Concordia Cemetery. Face painters, live music, ghost tours and storytelling surround the cemetery with marigolds in the style of this Latin holiday. $5 Adults (17+); $1 Kids/Students; $2 Seniors (50+) and Military (Including Dependents)

SUNDAY

The Scenery: Scenic Sundays
915-541-4416

Walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters are invited to enjoy Scenic Drive free of traffic. Dogs on a leash permitted.

The Bazaar: Fort Bliss Holiday Bazaar
915-568-2497

The Fort Bliss Holiday Bazaar takes place in the Trading Post, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is sponsored by the Fort Bliss NCO Wives Club. The Holiday Bazaar features vendors from throughout the local area and the Southwest. Items available for purchase include arts and crafts, as well as some antiques.

The Concert: Jason Charles Miller
http://holdmyticket.com/event/152269

The former lead singer of Godhead is back in town with his country, solo project.


Last Minute LocalOctober 25, 2013

FRIDAY

The Monsters: Monster Bash
http://www.blissmwr.com/news/

Did you hear? The carnival is coming! But beware … it is a haunted carn-evil! Celebrate Halloween with ghoulish family fun at Monster Bash, the area’s biggest and best Halloween party. This year, Monster Bash is set for 5-9 p.m. at Biggs Park. We’ve got haunted houses in three scare levels – barley scary, pretty scary and very scary. Admission to the barely scary house costs $1, and the pretty scary house charges $2 and admission to the very scary house costs $3 per person. While you’re dodging ghosts and getting your scare on, enjoy games and crafts presented by Fort Bliss family readiness groups to raise money for their unit funds. There will be free carnival rides, a DJ, dancing and entertainment. Food and beverage vendors will be on hand to tame your beastly hunger. Monster Bash is so much fun, it’s scary! We’ll see you there … if you dare. Biggs Park is located at 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd. on East Fort Bliss. For more information, visit blissmwr.com or call (915) 588-8247.

The Concert: Magistral Sonora
http://speakingrockentertainment.com/calendar.html

Magistral Sonora performs live in the Spirit Garden! 18 and older are welcome and doors open at 6:00 p.m.

SATURDAY

The Wheels: World of Wheels
http://worldofcustomwheels.com/

The last indoor show of the year! Bring the kids for the kids costume contest! Eddie and the Impacts will perform live at 4:30.

The Fair: 7th Annual DOG LOVER’S FAIR & Dog Adoption Extravaganza
http://www.elpasosaddleblanket.com

Exhibits, contests, prizes, demonstrations, dog adoptions, dog services, supplies, treats and so much more. Dress up your canine friend for the costume contest!

The Trick or Treat: Boo at the Zoo
http://www.elpasozoo.org

Trick-or-treating and pumpkin squishin’ fun at El Paso Zoo’s annual Boo at the Zoo. Palm Oil Free Candy Halloween Zoo Event. The El Paso Zoo presents Boo at the Zoo – El Paso’s wildest trick-or-treat in town. This family-friendly event provides a safe environment to have some ZOO-rrific fun. Enjoy the glow-in-the-dark Creepy Crawler Critter Corner, candy stations, pumpkin bowling, inflatable games, a maze, more than 20 animal enrichment activities and much more. Visit the Asian Discovery Center for story time along with arts and crafts presented by the El Paso Public Library. Guests will also be able to watch as zoo animals get their own pumpkins to celebrate and squish before eating them. The first 2,000 kids each day will receive a candy bag. Activities and candy stations are provided at no cost with paid admission. Boo at the Zoo will provide palm oil free candy at each candy station for the second year. Zoo guests will discover how they can help slow down tropical habitat destruction through their informed shopping choices. Palm oil is a food additive from the palm nut grown in the tropics. Because people purchase products that have palm oil as an ingredient, companies continue to require more rain forest habitat to be replaced with palm oil plantations. In Asia, these forests are or were once home to orangutans, elephants and thousands of other valuable and threatened animals. For more information about the Palm Oil Crisis, visit El Paso Zoo takes action.

SUNDAY

The Concert: Live Music by Julio Ortiz and Wine Tasting
http://www.zinvalle.com/

Enjoy the lush green of the vineyard, the sounds of guitarist and singer Julio Ortiz. Bring a picnic, your family and friends and enjoy the day at Zin Valle Vineyards.

The Ghosts: Meet the Museum’s Ghosts
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/history/events.asp

Enjoy an early Halloween night at the El Paso Museum of History. This year there will be some new “ghosts” who have decided to share their stories. Here is your chance to meet these ghosts that haunt the museum and find out why they are here. La Llorona will be a special guest along with a “ghost” who was run over by the horse drawn pumper during a famous fire. Come in costume and receive a treat!


Last Minute LocalOctober 18, 2013

FRIDAY

The Flick: Rudolph Dealerships presents Movies in the Canyon
http://www.moviesinthecanyon.com

Join us for FREE Movies in the Canyon every Friday and Saturday night at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Movies begin at dusk; approximately 8:30 pm. Come enjoy your favorite family movies brought to you by Rudolph! No outside food or beverages brought in.

Tonight’s Movie: The Hobbit

SATURDAY

The Market: Mayapan Farmers Market
https://www.facebook.com/CafeMayapan

Every Saturday Mercado Mayapán is harvesting a new venture: An indoor farmers’ market. We are providing area residents with fresh food options and farmers with a venue to sell their goods. At the end, we’re rebuilding the economy in the area. The Mercado Mayapán Farmers’ Market is open to the public, and agricultural workers who run farms smaller than 50 acres, or less within 100 miles of El Paso are invited to sell their produce, spices and other items. Organically grown fruits, vegetables and other produce can be found at the market.

The Harvest: La Vina Harvest Festival
http://www.lavinawinery.com/

Over 20 wines will be available for tasting and purchase. Adult admission to the festival is $20 and includes a souvenir glass and a choice of 9 wines or a full glass of wine. There is a $10 admission for 12-20 years of age and those under the age of 12 will be admitted free.

The Festival: El Paso Chopin Music Festival
http://www.elpaso-chopin.com/

The El Paso Chopin Music Festival is presented in the fall of each year by the El Paso Chopin Music Festival Society as a gift to the community. The annual series of performances serve to promote the appreciation of Chopin’s music, and classical music in general. The performances are always free of charge, and are characterized by their standing room only audiences. Therefore, we recommend that you come early (at least a half an hour before the scheduled start), in order to ensure that you will have a seat.

Tonight’s Performance: Mei-Ting Sun

Critically acclaimed pianist Mei-Ting Sun began his life on the concert stage at the prestigious Spring of Shanghai Festival in 1986 at the age of five. Since then he has performed in many of the world’s greatest concert halls and performing arts centers, such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Orchestra Hall in Minnesota, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Tonhalle in Zurich, Filharmonia Narodowa in Warsaw, and Obecni Dum in Prague. His career has led him to performances in 19 countries through five continents.

SUNDAY

The Market: Mission Trail Art Market
http://www.missiontrailartmarket.com/

Discover the Mission Trail Art Market, The Mission Valley’s premier art and craft sale. Professional artisans from across the region present an amazing selection of quality art and craft. Choose from delicate pottery, vibrant jewelry, timeless home accents, and seasonal decorations. Painting, sculpture and photography for the connoisseur. Sweet and savory treats for the gourmet. Be Sure to catch the “Billy The Kid Breakout” show by the ‘Pistoleros De San Elizario’ reenactment troupe at 1 & 3pm. FREE. Make it a Day! Come and Play!

The Fair: Hueco Tanks Interpretive Fair Weekend
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/calendar/interpretive-fair-weekend

ome out to Hueco Tanks Interpretive Fair Weekend featuring Native American dancing and drumming, folklorico and matachine dancers, pictograph, birding and nature tours, climbing demonstrations, information booths, and food, art and gifts for sale. There will be an evening campfire storytelling program beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, and there will be birding tours both days at 8 a.m. The fair is part of Texas Archaeology Month.


Last Minute LocalOctober 11, 2013

FRIDAY

The Movie: Rudolph Dealerships presents Movies in the Canyon
*http://www.moviesinthecanyon.com

Join us for FREE Movies in the Canyon every Friday and Saturday night at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Movies begin at dusk, approximately 8:30 pm. Come enjoy your favorite family movies brought to you by Rudolph! *No outside food or beverages brought in.

Tonight’s Movie: BABE: Pig in the City

SATURDAY

The Show: El Paso Fall Home & Garden Show
http://www.elpasohomeandgarden.com/

Turn your home and garden dreams into reality! With thousands of square feet of exhibits you’ll find the latest in products and services for everything from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscape displays/materials, kitchenware, and much more.

The Celebration: Chalk the Block
http://www.chalktheblock.com/

Chalk the Block has become one of El Paso’s premiere events celebrating the power of the arts to re-imagine downtown! From serious art junkies to people just looking for a cool way to experience downtown. The festival includes: Local and visiting artists working on temporary chalk murals on sidewalks, interactive art installations by artists from around the country, temporary pop-up galleries in vacant Downtown Storefronts, aerialist, street and fire performances, music performances, art vendors, food trucks and hands-on activities for the whole family.

SUNDAY

The Festival: Licon Dairy First Annual Fall Festival
*http://www.licondairy.com

The free festival will feature carnival rides, games, live music, and a variety of food vendors. All proceeds will aid the petting zoo and picnic area.

The War: Mission Valley Chile War Festival 2013
http://www.visitelpasomissiontrail.com

The festival will feature the best red and long green chilies in the southwest! Who grows the best chile, El Paso or Hatch?


Last Minute LocalOctober 4, 2013

FRIDAY

The Walk: First Friday ArtWalk & Ghost Tour
http://www.sanelizariohistoricartdistrict.com

This 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, Al Borrego, 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 Restaurant & Cantina. Street performers on hand and don’t miss the “Movie on the Wall” at 8:15 p.m. Also, don’t forget to sign up for the San Elizario Ghost Tour at 10:00 p.m., presented by Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society.

SATURDAY
The Market: Downtown Artist Market & Farmers Market
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/MCAD/downtown_market.asp

Stroll down the streets in this historic area and enjoy the ‘ArtMarkt’ every Saturday year round in the Union Plaza District area along Anthony Street and up San Francisco Ave. Free craft making for kids. Shop locally made arts, gifts, food.

The Science Project: Science Fair Blast Off
http://www.elpasozoo.org

El Paso Water Utilities Discovery Center is proud to present Science Fair Blast Off! Elementary and Middle School students and parents are invited to come explore the Discovery Center to discover fun and exciting science fair project ideas. This one-stop shop will provide students and parents with a better understanding of what makes a great science fair project, how to prepare for it and how to present it. Former fair judges do’s and don’ts Science coaches from area school districts will be present to answer any questions specific to your school district. Registration is not required.

The Movie: Rudolph Dealerships presents Movies in the Canyon
http://www.moviesinthecanyon.com

Join us for FREE Movies in the Canyon every Friday and Saturday night at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Movies begin at dusk; approximately 8:30 pm. Come enjoy your favorite family movies brought to you by Rudolph! No outside food or beverages brought in.
Tonight’s Movie: E.T.

SUNDAY

The Runs: Physical Therapy Run, Walk & Roll OR Royal Race for Hope
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/

Two great races to choose from. With cooler temps ahead Fall is the perfect time to get outdoors!

The Market: Freedom Crossing Fall Market
http://freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com/uploaded-files/FALL%20MARKET%20VENDOR%20ENTRY.pdf

Freedom Crossing and The Exchange present the 2013 Fall Market on October 4th through 6th from 8am – 1pm each day! Join us in our parking lot at Pike Rd. and Marshall Rd. for this fun event featuring three days of arts and crafts vendors, food, drinks, farmers, music and dozens of fall vendors.


Last Minute LocalSeptember 20, 2013

FRIDAY
The Festival: Fiesta San Elceario
http://www.visitelpasomissiontrail.com

Traditional food, music, game booths carnival rides matachines and folkorico dances!!

The Concert: No Age
http://holdmyticket.com/event/147764

Doors open at 9 pm. Tickets also available at All That Music, The Headstand, Happy House, and The Pizza Joint.

SATURDAY
The Market: Ardovino’s Farmer’s Market
http://ardovinos.com/farmersmarket.html

Local farmers and artisans sell their fresh produce and fine wares each Saturday morning. Our 1969 Coffeestream trailer opens at 7:00 a.m. and serves house-made pastries, fresh-squeezed juices and a steaming cup o’ joe if you prefer.

The Fiesta: 9th Anual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta
http://www.celebrationofourmountains.org/2013-calendar/

Join the celebration of the natural wonders of our desert and Franklin Mountains State Park. Sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Franklin Mountains State Park at the Tom Mays Unit, park staff, members of the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition, and other environmental education groups will be on hand to offer free demonstrations, guided tours, guest speakers and informational booths designed to introduce the curious to the wonders of our fascinating desert.

The Flick: Rudolph Dealerships presents Movies in the Canyon
http:// moviesinthecanyon.com/

FREE Movies in the Canyon every Friday and Saturday night at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Movies begin at dusk, approximately 8:30 pm. Come enjoy your favorite family movies brought to you by Rudolph! No outside food or beverages brought in.

Tonight’s Movie:* Dolphin Tale
“Dolphin Tale” is inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the compassionate strangers who banded together to save her life.

SUNDAY

The Race: El Paso on the Move McKelligon Canyon Challenge
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/09-22-2013/El-Paso-On-The-Move-McKelligon-Canyon-Challenge-ONLINE-REGISTRATION-IS-CLOSED-REGISTER-IN-PERSON-AT-PACKET-PICK-UP-THURSDAY-11A/650#

Proceeds to benefit El Paso community gardens & health promotion related activities.

The Concert: Sundays Live Mariachi’s
http://speakingrockentertainment.com/upcoming_events.html

This free event for the whole family will feature live Mariachi’s, jumping balloons and more. Bands run 2-10pm. Have dinner before the show at our Cacique Steakhouse!


Last Minute LocalSeptember 13, 2013

FRIDAY

The Flick: Rudolph Dealerships presents Movies in the Canyon
http://www.moviesinthecanyon.com

Join us for FREE Movies in the Canyon every Friday and Saturday night at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Movies begin at dusk, approximately 8:30 pm. Enjoy your favorite family movies brought to you by Rudolph! No outside food or beverages brought in.

Tonight’s movie: Here Comes the Boom

The Concert: Noel Valei and Reinaldo Gonzalez
http://www.trickyfalls.com/event/148155

Tricky Falls presents Noel Valei and Reinaldo Gonzalez. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and all ages are welcomed.

SATURDAY

The Market: Mayapan Farmers’ Market
http://mujerobrera.org/food-and-nutrition/food-access/

The Third Annual Mayapan Farmers’ Market features fresh, local produce, music, delicious menudo, and more. Fun for all ages.

The Festival: El Paso Mission Trail Association Chile War
http://www.visitelpasomissiontrail.com/explore/september-red-green-chile-war-festival.html

Chile Festival, Best chile salsa, Salsa dance contest, Child roasting, Music, Food, Etc.

The Boxing Ring: Border Wars
http://www.escalantepromotions.com/

Live Professional Boxing Event. Enjoy a Bash the Band, and Los Luchadores NEW Era. The first fight will begin at 4 p.m. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. & Bouts begin at 4:00 p.m.

SUNDAY

The Hike: Bark in the Park – dog friendly hike on Lower Sunset Trail
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/franklin-mountains

Hike begins with a steep decent at the beginning, becoming level for a good distance of about a mile down an old jeep road; then take the lower sunset trail to the left, with short steep ascents, and fabulous views along the edges of the arroyos and off to the west. Finishes with a short, steep climb back to Site 39. Bring: Dogs, leashes, water and snacks for yourself and your pooch.

The Performance: Viva Mexico
http://www.sanelizariohistoricdistrict.org/

Featuring Performances by Grupo Folklorico and Rondalla de Guitarras Armonicas from Delegacion DIV3, under Direction of Professor Pablo Munoz Villanueva. ‘El Grito’ the independence yell, will highlight the evening. The annual cultural exchange is made possible by special invitation from The San Elizario Historic District to Delegacion DIV3 in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico and made possible by Artistas Unidos de Cuidad Juarez.


Last Minute LocalSeptember 6, 2013

FRIDAY

The Market: Fort Bliss Trader’s Market
http://www.blissmwr.com/oldfortbliss/

This traders market has it all! Don’t forget to stop by the Mommy’s Marketplace for gently used baby, kid and maternity items at low prices.

The Pep Rally: Minerpalooza
http://www.minerpalooza.com/Main/Home.html

Minerpalooza, the largest pep rally and celebration in town, sponsored by The Student Engagement & Leadership Center at The University of Texas at El Paso has become a favorite event across the city. Recently, the readers of El Paso Magazine voted it “Best Annual Event” once again – and we’d like you to be a part of it.

Don’t forget to stop by the It’s All Good tent and become a Digital Ambassador and get free swag!!!

Event highlights include:
• Live entertainment with local-headlining bands
• Carnival-style attractions for all ages
• Performances by Paydirt Pete, Cheer Squad and Golddiggers
• Student Organization Carnival Attractions
• Kid’s Zone
• Pete’s Pavilion
• Beverage Garden
• Great FOOD, Great MUSIC, and GREAT TIMES

SATURDAY

The Run: Future Engineers 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Walk/Run
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/09-07-2013/Future-Engineers-ONLINE-REGISTRATION-IS-CLOSED-REGISTER-AT-PACKET-PICK-UP-FRIDAY/645

Race day registration starts at 7 am!

The Show: Texas Bump and Shine Car Show and Music Festival
https://www.facebook.com/events/562917683767339/

Lowrider Magazine sanctioned concert and car show. The world’s biggest car show-Concert-Car HOP- Bikini contest. There will be over 700 cars at this show. Concerts will be all day. Performers include:
Freestyle Legends Debbie Deb, Lil Susie, Lisette Melendez, Angel, MC Magic, N2Deep Brown Boy, Chingo Bling, Rodney O and Joe Cooley + many more. Enjoy a food and beer garden.

The Flick: Rudolph Dealerships presents Movies in the Canyon
*http://moviesinthecanyon.com

Join us for FREE Movies in the Canyon every Friday and Saturday night at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre.
Movies begin at dusk, approximately 8:30 pm. Come enjoy your favorite family movies brought to you by Rudolph! No outside food or beverages brought in. Tonight’s movie: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

SUNDAY

The View: Scenic Sundays
915-534-0600

Walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters are invited to enjoy Scenic Drive free of traffic. Dogs on a leash permitted.

The Concert: Music on the Patio
http://lavinawinery.com/events.html

Bring your favorite wine snack or a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment free of charge. A little bit of folk, a little bit of country & a little bit of rock and roll.12:30-4:30 pm.

The Glide: Paragliding Demonstration
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/franklin-mountains

his special program is setup as a demonstration to provide visitors with an insight into the exhilarating and wonderful world of paragliding. Many visitors to FMSP don’t know about this recreational activity available to them in our park – We will be joined by Hadley Robinson, operator of Southwest Airsports and El Paso Paragliding LLC. Hadley is USHPA & USPPA Certified Advanced and Tandem Instructor, Champion 2010 Spring Fling, La Belle, FL. USHPA Gold Safe Pilot Award. Lance Tripoli , a meteorologist with NOAA, will also be providing a presentation on basic weather reading specific to our Southwest environment and will explain its importance to the sport of paragliding. We’ll start with a relatively short, yet somewhat challenging hike up to Agave Hill, then settle in for the demonstration. (No seating provided/plan accordingly).


Last Minute LocalAugust 29, 2013

Labor Day Celebrations!

Labor Day Weekend is known as the last holiday for the summer. That means it’s one last chance to hit the pool, or have that big cookout! How do you end the summer with the bang? Here are some Labor Day festivals in the region.

Sun City Music Festival
http://suncitymusicfestival.com/

El Paso definitely knows how to party and with the event happening next week, you wouldn’t want to miss out on your chance to lock in the best price before the final increase. Secure your spot to the celebration on August 31st September 1st and buy your passes now!

Zin Valle Vineyards Labor Day Celebration
http://www.zinvalle.com/zvb/ai1ec_event/labor-day-weekend-free-live-music-julio-ortiz/?instance_id=131

Happy Labor Day Weekend! Join us for FREE live music and FREE wine tasting. Come on out and enjoy the sounds of guitarist and singer Julio Ortiz from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. Bring a picnic, your family and friends and enjoy the day at Zin Valle Vineyards. Salud!

Hatch Chile Festival
http://www.hatchchilefest.com/

As summer cools down, the Village of Hatch heats up. Labor Day weekend heralds the annual Hatch Chile Festival, a two-day celebration of our world-famous crop. The festival attracts over 30,000 visitors from all over the United States, including such notables as the Food Network and the BBC. Festival goers can sample famed chile recipes, watch the crowning of the chile festival queen, or toss a horseshoe in celebration of our most famous crop. The event also features chile ristra contests, artisan and food booths, and a carnival.

Cloudcroft Labor Day Fiesta
http://www.cloudcroft.net/


Last Minute LocalAugust 23, 2013

FRIDAY

The Concert: First Light Federal Credit Union presents Alfresco Fridays
http://www.alfrescofridays.com

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.

Tonight’s Band: Team Havana

A group of talented Cuban men with a career in music get together with an ambitious project: to provide top quality music to the Latin-music dancers of the area and to make the top lists at local and not so local radio stations. All of them with degrees from conservatories from Havana, Cuba, these men started playing in different orchestras with an impressive creative and technical quality. Back in Cuba these men were among the very few to record with Fania All Stars as LM Sobredosis, or Latin Music Sobredosis. They left the island in 1999 together and moved down to Mexico. They acquired a great deal of experience during their successful journey through Mexico and finally arrived at the US. Once in the US jazz came to interest these musicians, so they also formed a Latin jazz quintet: The Havana Quintet. Their musical activities are not limited to gigs, but they are also music instructors, writers and arrangers. So, when in the mood for salsa, bachata, merengue and chachacha Team Havana is the choice.

The Movie: Rudolph Dealerships presents Movies in the Canyon
http://www.moviesinthecanyon.com

Join us for FREE Movies in the Canyon every Friday and Saturday night at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Movies begin at dusk; approximately 8:30 pm. Come enjoy your favorite family movies brought to you by Rudolph! No outside food or beverages brought in.

Tonight’s Movie: The Lorax

SATURDAY

The Run: Stephanie Olivo Memorial 5K
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/08-24-2013/Stephanie-Olivo-Memorial-5K/631

Proceeds from this 5K competitive run and 1 mile fun walk will benefit the Red Cross of El Paso. Everyone registered by August 16 will be guaranteed a race T-shirt. Medals will go to the top three male and female overall finishers and winners of each age group.

Pick your Flick:

Rosetta
http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/events.asp
World Cinema Series presents Rosetta (2000) in the El Paso Energy Auditorium. Emilie Dequenne, Fabrizio Rongione. USA Films; Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne. Rated R – 94 minutes. In French with English subtitles. EPMA member adult and children age 12 and under: Free. Non member adult suggested donation: $3.00. All proceeds will be used to purchase books for the El Paso Museum of Art Algur H. Meadows Library.

Screening of Popol Vuh The Creation Myth of the Maya
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/arch_museum/events.asp

The award-winning film Popol Vuh: The Creation Myth of the Maya by Patricia Amlin is an English-language animated one-hour movie for upper elementary school children through adults. It begins with the ancient Maya story of the creation of the world and includes the mythological story of the victory of the Hero Twins over the Lords of the Underworld. Patricia Amlin’s video version of the Popol Vuh is told by animating characters and events using images from ancient original Maya carved stone and stucco reliefs, engraved shells and bones, and painted books and vases. The Popol Vuh is the foundational cultural belief of the ancient Maya people, similar to the Bible for several cultures. Through the video we see the story as the ancient Maya would have known it.

The Fest: Folklorico Summer Fiesta 2013
http://www.nps.gov/cham/planyourvisit/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&pageID=740939

Learn about Mexico’s culture and heritage through dance and music with Champion Studio.

SUNDAY

The 5k: Children’s Grief Center 5K
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/08-25-2013/Children's-Grief-Center-5K-Run-Fun-Walk/757

Enjoy a Zumba warm up for this competitive 5K and 1 mile fun walk! All pre-registered runners and walkers will receive a race T-shirt. Refreshments and face painting for the kiddos will be available at the finish line. The overall male and female 5K finishers and largest team will receive trophies; medals to the top three 5K finishers in each age group.

The Music: Music on the Patio
http://lavinawinery.com/events.html#p7EPMc1_1

Bring your favorite wine snack or a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment free of charge. Music runs 12:30pm – 4:30pm. A little bit of folk, a little bit of country & a little bit of rock and roll!

The Concert: FM Junkies
http://speakingrockentertainment.com/calendar.html

18 and older are welcome and doors open at 6:00 p.m.


Last Minute LocalAugust 15, 2013

FRIDAY

The Concert: First Light Federal Credit Union presents Alfresco Fridays
http://www.alfrescofridays.com

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.

Tonight’s Band: Captain Radio
Formerly called Radio Flyer, the group changed its name to Captain Radio and the Flyers when a certain little red wagon company threatened to sue. Now called Captain Radio, this group of veteran rock musicians is known for its rich vocal harmonies, engaging sense of humor, and versatility.

The Movie: Rudolph Dealerships presents Movies in the Canyon
http://www.moviesinthecanyon.com

Join us for FREE Movies in the Canyon every Friday and Saturday night at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Movies begin at dusk, approximately 8:30 pm. Enjoy your favorite family movies brought to you by Rudolph! No outside food or beverages brought in.

Tonight’s Movie: The Hunger Games

SATURDAY

The Market: Ardovinos Desert Crossing Farmers Market
http://ardovinos.com/farmersmarket.html

Local farmers and artisans sell their fresh produce and fine wares each Saturday morning at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing in Sunland Park, NM, 12 minutes from downtown El Paso and 5 minutes from Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Market is seasonal. The 1969 Coffeestream trailer opens at 7:00 a.m. and serves house-made pastries, fresh-squeezed juices and the best cup of coffee around. During this season enjoy brunch in the restaurant beginning at 8:30 am.

The Date: Family Play Date
http://freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com/

The fun begins at with a showing of ‘Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius’ at the Grand Theatre. Tickets for all ages are just $3.50, which includes a kid’s size popcorn and soda! Sick around after the movie for fun activities by the Freedom Crossing play area.

The Show: Beat the Streets Car Show and Concert
http://donomarlive.com/

The annual car show and concert, featuring Latin Grammy-winning headliner, singer and actor, Don Omar from Puerto Rico has a style of reggaeton. His album, ‘Don Omar Presents MT02: The Next Generation,’ won two Latin Grammy Awards (Best Urban Song and Best Urban Music Album).

SUNDAY

The Market: Mission Trail Art Market
http://www.missiontrailartmarket.com/

Discover the Mission Trail Art Market, The Mission Valley’s premier art and craft sale. Professional artisans from across the region present an amazing selection of quality art and craft. Choose from delicate pottery, vibrant jewelry, timeless home accents, and seasonal decorations. Painting, sculpture and photography for the connoisseur. Sweet and savory treats for the gourmet. The Market continues every third Sunday of each month through November. The hours are from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Enjoy the Food concessions and Entertainment. The event is Pet Friendly. Plenty of parking. Free admission. Live Entertainment at the Bandido Cantina & Restaurant and more. Galleries remain open until 8pm.

The Show: Billy The Kid Breakout Show
http://www.sanelizariohistoricartdistrict.com/

The “Pistoleros De San Elizario” present two monthly reenactment shows in front of the Old El Paso County Jail in the San Elizario Historic District. The shows are during the monthly Mission Trail Art Market. The performances are at 1 & 3PM. FREE

The Concert: Melodies in the Park
http://home.elpasotexas.gov/parks/

The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will host Melodies at the Park this Sunday. There will be food vendors, bring your chairs.

Tonight’s Band: April Ticket
April Ticket plays a variety of popular songs in English and Spanish as well as some original songs. Their musical diversity allows for reaching out to different tastes and audiences. The band consists of Yadira Del Campo (vocals) and Edgar Campos (guitarist). April Ticket interprets mostly cover songs with a unique twist and an acoustic touch. A few original instrumental songs by Edgar Campos, also make part of their diversified repertoire. Check the list of songs or play a demo as means of reference to what the band sounds like.


Last Minute LocalAugust 9, 2013

FRIDAY

The Concert: First Light Federal Credit Union presents Alfresco Fridays
http://elpasolive.com/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.

Tonight’s Band:Windy City
“Windy City” provides the closest replica to the band “Chicago” and it’s music, in the Southwest region.

The Fire: Friday at the Fire
http://freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com/news-and-events/

Enjoy free live music and entertainment by the outdoor fireplace at Freedom Crossing every Friday night. Toast to the sweet sounds of El Paso’s best bands.

Tonight’s Band: 313th Army Reserve Band (rock)

SATURDAY

The Fest: The El Paso Community Foundation presents: Plaza Classic Film Festival
http://plazaclassic.com/

Find your favorites, plan your days and get ready to buy your tickets! We are looking forward to our BIGGEST and BEST festival yet, so mark your calendars. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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

What does the New Year hold for you? Talk to a psychic about anything: Love, Career, Money, Family or other relationships. A dozen Professional Psychics from Texas and New Mexico will be coming to El Paso that weekend! Need a question answered? Talk to a psychic! The fair features Astrology, Aura Photos, Feng Shui, crystal and gemstone jewelry, New Age gifts, Spirit Writing, Reiki Therapy and Aromatherapy. Admission fee does not include private readings. Readings in English & Spanish.

The Festival: Mountain Jam Music Festival
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/calendar/mountain-music-festival

This event will feature guided hikes and events, as well as an evening of music geared towards 15 to 30 year olds as part of the efforts of our statewide Texas State Parks Ambassadors program. Part of the mission of this year’s first crew of Ambassadors is to highlight the parks within their respective regions, blog about their adventures, and conclude with a final project geared towards attracting younger visitors and park visitors. Stay tuned for updates on activities and bands to be featured at this event! Bring: Water, snacks, sturdy hiking shoes/boots, hiking stick, folding chairs, camera, binoculars, a map and dogs are welcome on leashes.

The Band: On the Bandstand Live Music with Dusty Low
http://www.ardovinos.com/news.html

Live music every Friday and Saturday night from our new Patio Stage.

SUNDAY

The Fest Continued: The El Paso Community Foundation presents: Plaza Classic Film Festival
http://plazaclassic.com/

Find your favorites, plan your days and get ready to buy your tickets! We are looking forward to our BIGGEST and BEST festival yet, so mark your calendars. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Concert: Music Under the Stars*
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/mcad/pdf/MUTSrackBack2013.pdf

Since 1983, the City of El Paso has programmed an outdoor summer concert program known as Music Under the Stars at the Chamizal National Memorial. The 30th summer concert series will take place Sundays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm starting June 9 – August 11, 2013 and also features a special patriotic concert on July 4. The outdoor concert series features local and international performers and draws over 60,000 attendees.

Tonight’s Band: Los Arrieros
Los Arrieros was originally established to showcase the young local talent performing mariachi music in El Paso, TX. It was also created to be a professional mariachi that could travel, play concerts, and represent El Paso throughout the world.


Last Minute LocalAugust 2, 2013

FRIDAY

The Concert: First Light Federal Credit Union presents Alfresco Fridays
http://elpasolive.com/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.

Tonights Band: Radio La Chusma
Representing the beauty and complexity of the border culture, the reggae/ cumbia/ rock band known as Radio La Chusma, is sparking up the music scene. They make uplifting the people with their message and hard hitting rhythms, look easy. With four part harmonies and battling solos, this new “Pachuco sound” takes the reggae vibration to a whole new level. Bringing their unique perspective to the rest of the world, Radio La Chusma breaks down the borders of language and religion by bringing people together. Deeply rooted in Mezo-American and African traditions, the music brings a ceremonial feeling to the audience.

The Flick: The El Paso Community Foundation presents: Plaza Classic Film Festival
http://plazaclassic.com/

Come early, stay late, repeat. There are a number of ticketing options so you can enjoy a little or a lot (we recommend the latter). You can buy individual tickets, a Festival Pass, or if you’re a high school student with a love for movies…you can join our Plaza Classic Film Club. The Festival Pass and Film Club provides you preferred access to all Festival screenings, talks, events, etc. Just show up, flash your pass and you’re in. Just remember you need to reserve your seats in advance for our screenings in the Philanthropy Theatre. The Festival Pass is transferable, so if you don’t think you can make all the Plaza Classic’s events and screenings, share it with friends!

Tonights Flim: This Is Spinal Tap
Film is the perfect medium for parody. Movies like Blazing Saddles and Monty Python and the Holy Grail spoof westerns or the King Arthur legend, not to ridicule, but to make us laugh out loud. And so we have in This is Spinal Tap, the quintessential mock “rockumentary.” A filmmaker wannabe and avid fan sets out to chronicle the British rock band Spinal Tap’s attempt at a comeback. The band, working with its thirtieth drummer, mediocre publicity, and saddled with a 60’s image in the 80’s, faces an uphill battle. You know the group is in trouble when their Boston gig is cancelled, and the well-meaning but rather inept manager quips, “Don’t worry, it’s not a big college town.” Many initial viewers thought Spinal Tap was a genuine band and took the film far too seriously (perhaps a sign of its brilliance). The improvised dialogue and live musical performances by the three main characters lend authenticity and credibility to the film which partly explains its phenomenal success as a parody and cult film and justifies its inclusion in the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry. Jeanne Creel

SATURDAY

The Dinos: Discover the Dinosaurs
http://www.discoverthedinosaurs.com/Events/elpaso.html

Discover the Dinosaurs, a hands on exhibit including up to 60 animatronic and museum quality dinosaur replicas is coming to the El Paso Convention Center August 2nd, 3rd & 4th. The exhibit showcases museum quality pieces along with several moving animatronic dinosaurs, all in a fun and educational environment. The exhibit is scheduled to travel across the country in 2013. Kids and families are encouraged to get up close and touch some of the dinosaurs on display, an opportunity which isn’t usually available in museum exhibits and other dinosaur events. This is the cornerstone of Discover the Dinosaurs.

The Bugs: Bug Awareness Weekend
http://www.elpasozoo.org/Event-Calendar.php

Summer is officially here, and you know what that means! Yes, bugs! In celebration of all our six and eight legged friends the El Paso Zoo is holding their 12th annual Bug Awareness Weekend. There will be much to do including observing live bug displays. As you make your way through the zoo stop by each of the discovery centers and there will be displays with arthropods representing North and South America, Africa, or Asia. In addition, there will be kid-friendly activities and bug cooking demonstrations. The bug cooking demonstrations and tastings from 11am to 1pm each day have been a huge hit in the past and we hope the same for this year. Bug Awareness Weekend is to give the guests of the El Paso Zoo a unique perspective into the world of bugs and to appreciate them in a new way.

The Fort: Rock the Fort
http://www.blissmwr.com/

Get ready to Rock the Fort at Biggs Park with P.O.D., Flyleaf, Stars in Stereo and more! Enjoy the ever-popular Rock the Fort Beer Garden for just $10 and receive 10 beer samples and preferred tent seating. Bring cash to take advantage of food, beverage and merchandise vendors. While you’re there, don’t miss the fifth annual Rock the Fort Car and Bike Show.

The Tour: The Resurrection Ghost Tour
http://www.ghosts915.com/

Finally, go on a tour that will let you explore the mystery of one of El Paso’s most historic haunted buildings. Listen to stories of ‘Doves’ soliciting for business, encounter mysterious voices calling out names and see unexplained images of the paranormal. Then, stick around to watch our video of ghostly images found during one of our El Paso investigations. All proceeds will go to the restoration and preservation of La Hacienda!

SUNDAY

The Vineyards:

Music on the Patio at La Vina Winery:
http://lavinawinery.com/events.html

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of live entertainment at La Vina, New Mexico’s oldest winery. Bring a snack or picnic and sip on a glass of wine as you listen to folk, country and rock ‘n’ roll favorites as part of the FREE Music on the Patio Concert Series. The performances begin at 12:30 p.m. and continue all afternoon.

Free Live Music at Zin Valle:
http://www.zinvalle.com/zvb/ai1ec_event/free-live-music-dusty-low/?instance_id=130

Join us for FREE live music and FREE wine tasting. Come on out and enjoy the sounds of Dusty Lowfrom 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. Bring a picnic, your family and friends and enjoy the day at Zin Valle Vineyards.

The Outdoor Concert: Music under the Stars
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/mcad/pdf/MUTSrackBack2013.pdf

Since 1983, the City of El Paso has programmed an outdoor summer concert program known as Music Under the Stars at the Chamizal National Memorial. The 30th summer concert series will take place Sundays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm starting June 9 – August 11, 2013 and also features a special patriotic concert on July 4. The outdoor concert series features local and international performers and draws over 60,000 attendees.

Tonight’s Band: Rosco Bandana-American Roots
Mississippi band Rosco Bandana stands at the crossroads between country music and rock ‘n’ roll. Catch the up-and-coming group at the Chamizal as part of the FREE Music Under the Stars Concert Series.


Last Minute LocalJuly 19, 2013

FRIDAY

The Concert: First Light Federal Credit Union presents Alfresco Fridays
http://elpasolive.com/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.

Tonight’s Band: Toll Booth Willie
Toll Booth Willie has been on the southwest music scene for more than a decade. Springing from previous incarnations from the ska scene of the 90s, they have expanded their sound to a full-on party rock band with a powerful horn section. While Toll Booth Willie still holds on to their ska roots, their repertoire includes a range of progressive-pop-rock originals, reworking of 80s/90s rock and pop songs, as well as a variety of other energetic tunes.

Toll Booth Willie has evolved from a standard “bar band” to performing primarily for special events. Often referred to as a party band, with their fun, high-energy music and mood-lightening interaction with the crowd and each other, Toll Booth Willie keeps any event lively and moving. If you want your guests to move their bodies with a smile on their faces, Toll Booth Willie is the band for the job.

The Movie: UTEP Movies on the Lawn
http://sa.utep.edu/union/moviesonthelawn/

Free movie showings at UTEP for the summer months! Come out and enjoy a different movie every weekend with friends and family! There will also be a movie combo for $5 that includes a hot dog, small soda and popcorn.

Tonight’s Movie: Harry and the Hendersons

SATURDAY

The Run: St. Patrick Cathedral SHAMROCK RUN FOR EDUCATION
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/07-20-2013/St-Patrick-Cathedral-SHAMROCK-RUN-FOR-EDUCATION/644

Proceeds Benefit Fr. Rick Matty Memorial Scholarship.

The Festival: Oaxaca Mole Festival
http://mujerobrera.org/

The annual event includes traditional Oaxacan dance and music groups; and authentic menu with tlayudas, tamales, chapulines and five varieties of mole. Also featured are artisan goods from Oaxaca and a farmer’s market.

The Dance Lesson: Dancing in the City
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/mcad/summerprograms.asp

Dancing in the City is an outdoor dance series at Arts Festival Plaza. It is scheduled on Saturdays. Dance Lessons are from 7-8pm and concert from 8-10pm. Hope to see you there!

Today’s Band: Samba Society
Samba Society plays deep “roots” samba. A collective of musicians from the Brazilian community of So. Cal. under the artistic direction of Beto González, Samba Society is primarily dedicated to the partido alto and samba de terreiro popularized by Rio’s “Old Guard” of urban samba. The group’s repertoire features renditions of vintage sambas reminiscent of classic recordings from the 1970s.

SUNDAY

The Market: Mission Trail Art Market
http://www.missiontrailartmarket.com/

Discover the Mission Trail Art Market, The Mission Valley’s premier art and craft sale. Professional artisans from across the region present an amazing selection of quality art and craft. Choose from delicate pottery, vibrant jewelry, timeless home accents, and seasonal decorations. Painting, sculpture and photography for the connoisseur. Sweet and savory treats for the gourmet.

The Jailbreak: Billy The Kid Breakout Show
http://www.sanelizariohistoricartdistrict.com/

The “Pistoleros De San Elizario” present two monthly reenactment shows in front of the Old El Paso County Jail in the San Elizario Historic District. The shows are during the monthly Mission Trail Art Market. The performances are at 1 & 3PM. FREE.

The Concert: Music Under the Stars
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/mcad/summerprograms.asp

Since 1983, the City of El Paso has programmed an outdoor summer concert program known as Music Under the Stars at the Chamizal National Memorial. The 30th summer concert series will take place Sundays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm starting June 9 – August 11, 2013 and also features a special patriotic concert on July 4. The outdoor concert series features local and international performers and draws over 60,000 attendees.

Tonight’s Band: Jenni Dale Lord
She wrote her first song at the age of eight, and was strumming away at a guitar by the age of eleven. Now, Jenni Dale Lord has turned her lifelong passion into a promising country music career. Check her out at the Chamizal as part of the Music Under the Stars Concert Series.


Last Minute LocalJuly 12, 2013

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

FRIDAY

The Concert: First Light Federal Credit Union presents Alfresco Fridays
http://elpasolive.com/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.

Tonight’s Band: Magiztral Sonora
La Magiztral Sonora is a dream of five young men made in March 20, 2009. The young group has toured several places in El Paso, TX … Speaking Rock, “Dancing in the City”, Sunland Park Casino and Other local places. They have shared the stage with many well-known groups such as: Sonora Tropicana, ocelots, La Mafia, Control Panel, The Real Sonora and among other local groups. One of their biggest goals is already underway; their first album, which by the middle of 2013 goes on sale. La Sonora Magiztral consists of 8 young musicians, seven men and one woman.

The Fireplace: Fridays at the Fire
*http://freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com/news-and-events/ *

Enjoy free live music and entertainment by the outdoor fireplace at Freedom Crossing every Friday night. Toast to the sweet sounds of El Paso’s best bands.

SATURDAY

The Walk: Walk Like MADD 5k Walk
http://support.madd.org/site/TR?fr_id=3146&pg=entry

Walk like MADD, MADD’s signature walk, is a fun, community-driven 5K walk that raises funds and saves lives. Registration 7:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony 7:45 a.m., walk 8:00 a.m.

The Farmers Market: Mayapan Farmers Market
http://mujerobrera.org/food-and-nutrition/food-access/

Fresh, local produce, music, delicious menudo, and a raffle will all be a part of the events.Tu Libro will also be joining us with free books for kids along with a reading log, that kids can win prizes for filling out. Fun for all ages!

The Artisan Market: Downtown Artist and Farmers Market
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/MCAD/downtown_market.asp

One of the newest year round attractions in the El Paso region is the Downtown Artist and Farmers Market. Located at the Union Plaza District (near The Garden Restaurant) the market offers original arts and crafts, food vending, and entertainment from local artists and artisans in El Paso County. Established in 2011, the market offers locals and visitors the opportunity to shop in an outdoor setting while enjoying great food and free activities for the entire family. The farmers market was recently launched on June 8, 2013. Help support local artists and growers by shopping local every Saturday at the Downtown Artist and Farmers Market! Free Parking is available.

The Festival: Ysleta Mission Festival
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=538022039578904&set=a.234878646559913.50269.232868753427569&type=1&theater

The annual Ysleta Mission Festival, recognized as one of El Paso’s premier festival events, attracts thousands of music lovers and family fun-seekers to the grounds of the 329 year old Ysleta Mission. The three-day festival event, held on the second weekend of July for nearly a century, is a celebration in El Paso’s Lower Valley that brings together a dynamic mix of culture, music, arts and crafts, food, and games for the entire family, both young and old. This festive event focuses on El Paso’s culture, history, and traditions. The festival hosts a variety of live music that highlights the best in El Paso and the southwest region. Traditional dances representing the southwest rich cultural history are performed during the festival. Authentic southwest cuisine cooked by families from the mission community highlight an extensive variety of food and beverages available during the festivities. The Ysleta Mission Festival is a family event also featuring game booths, carnival rides, old-fashion cake walks and much more drawing a broad demographic from El Paso and the southwest region.

SUNDAY

The Picnic: Bonjour! It’s Bastille Day! and FREE LIVE MUSIC: Julio Ortiz
http://www.zinvalle.com/zvb/ai1ec_event/bonjour-its-bastille-day-and-free-live-music-julio-ortiz/?instance_id=126

Ah, the French love a revolution and they love wine too! Celebrate Bastille Day at the winery! We are offering FREE tasting and 20% off on all of our French imported wines! We have fabulous Burgundies, Chardonnays and Bourdeaux wines! Enjoy FREE live music and FREE wine tasting. Come on out and enjoy the sounds of guitarist and singer Julio Ortiz from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. Bring a picnic, your family and friends and enjoy the day at Zin Valle Vineyards.

The Stars: Music Under the Stars
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/mcad/summerprograms.asp

Since 1983, the City of El Paso has programmed an outdoor summer concert program known as Music Under the Stars at the Chamizal National Memorial. The 30th summer concert series will take place Sundays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm starting June 9 – August 11, 2013 and also features a special patriotic concert on July 4. The outdoor concert series features local and international performers and draws over 60,000 attendees.

Morry Sochat and the Special 20’s have been collecting rave reviews and making a mark on the Chicago Blues scene since 2007. Catch them at the Chamizal starting at 7:30 p.m. as part of the FREE Music Under the Stars Concert Series.


Last Minute LocalJune 28, 2013

FRIDAY

The Bands: El Paso Downtown Street Festival
http://klaq.com/events-el-paso/el-paso-downtown-street-festival-2013/28-june-2013-judson-f-williams-convention-center/

Join us for one of the largest festivals of the year! This year’s headlining acts include Bush on Friday, June 28TH and Third Eye Blind on Saturday, June 29Th with opening act Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown on the Budweiser Main Stage. Each night will also feature supporting acts on the Main Stage prior to the headliners. The Latin Stage and Variety Stage will host music by local and regional acts. A full firework show will go off each night, thanks to TFCU. Plus, the Oreilly Auto Parts Car Show will return and will take over the entire convention center be hosted inside the Convention Center, and, don’t forget to smile when the Frito Lay Fan Cam features you! Tons of vendor booths, food and more.

SATURDAY

The Tour: Historical Walking Tour of Chivas Town
915-255-9644

The tour will feature Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, the Mt. Franklin Towers, the 1944 B-24 Bomber Crash, the ‘A’ on the Mountain, the Long and Finn Sanatoriums, a 1903 Water Tank, the Kathy White Housing Project and the Wyler Aerial Tramway.

The Last Saturday: Melt: Last Saturdays Downtown
https://www.facebook.com/MeltDowntownEP?fref=ts

This is the kick-off, launch of this new event. Come explore Downtown El Paso with free craft beer tastings, live entertainment & food/drink specials across all the different participating restaurants, bars, shop & hotels.

The Concert: El Paso Downtown Street Festival
LIT-Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown and Third Eye Blind!

The Show: Championship Rod & Custom Car Show

Included with your Street Fest admission: Access to El Paso’s Largest Car Show- courtesy of O’Reilly Auto Parts! Come see the best custom cars, choppers, trucks, compacts & bombs from Texas, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona & California. All will be competing against the Best of the Best for thousands of dollars in cash & prizes. Chek out more than two Hundred of the area’s best cars, bikes and trikes. If you’d like to enter your car into the car show, pick up an application at any O’Reilly Auto Parts location.

SUNDAY

The Glide: Paragliding Demonstration
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/calendar/paragliding-demonstration

This special program is setup as a demonstration to provide visitors with an insight into the exhilarating and wonderful world of paragliding. Many visitors to FMSP don’t know about this recreational activity available to them in our park – We will be joined by Hadley Robinson, operator of Southwest Airsports and El Paso Paragliding LLC. Hadley is USHPA & USPPA Certified Advanced and Tandem Instructor, Champion 2010 Spring Fling, La Belle, FL. USHPA Gold Safe Pilot Award. We’ll start with a relatively short, yet somewhat challenging hike up to Agave Hill, then settle in for the demonstration. We will also have a special presentation on the importance of understanding the weather as it relates to those living in the desert southwest and to paragliders in general. Bring water, snacks, hiking shoes/boots, hiking stick, camera, and binoculars!

The Outdoor Concert:: Music Under the Stars
http://www.elpasoartsandculture.org

Brooklyn-based funk powerhouse Sister sparrow and the Dirty Birds will perform at the Chamizal as part of the Music Under the Stars Concert Series. The group – known nationally for its brassy brand of classic soul “with a modern twist” – will take the stage at 7:30 p.m.


Last Minute LocalJune 21, 2013

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

FRIDAY
The Concert: First Light Federal Credit Union presents Alfresco Fridays
http://elpasolive.com/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.

Tonight’s Band: Rod Crosby & The Intruders
If there’s one El Paso rock musician who deserves to be called an icon, unquestionably it’s Rod Crosby. He has performed more good music for more people and for a longer time, than any other local musician. For over 50 years Rod has appeared on El Paso stages in every imaginable venue, from smoky rock n roll bars to the big stage with nationally known acts. He’s respected by his peers for his wide vocal range, tasteful guitar playing and laid-back management style.

Rod Crosby and the Intruders - Circa 1971

Rod Crosby and the Intruders – Circa 1971

The Movie: UTEP Movies on the Lawn
http://sa.utep.edu/union/moviesonthelawn/
Free movie showings at UTEP for the summer months! Come out and enjoy a different movie every weekend with friends and family! There will also be a movie combo for $5 that includes a hot dog, small soda and popcorn.
Tonight’s Movie: Despicable Me

The Meal: La Oveja Tapas Bar
https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Oveja/195444970524204
Tapas to die for paired with live music!

SATURDAY
The SunScape: Gardening the Sensible Way
http://admin.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=59900

Water conservation is important for the Desert Southwest, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a beautiful garden. Learn how to garden with gorgeous native plants and find out which plants work best for your space at the annual “SunScape: Gardening the Sensible Way” workshop. Area professionals, including Botanical Curator John White, and Oscar Mestas a West Texas Regional Forester with the Texas Forest Service, will lead the workshop.

The Truck Stop: El Paso’s 1st Food TRuck & Craft Beer Dinner
https://www.facebook.com/elpasobeersnob915?fref=ts

El Paso will host it’s first Food Truck and Craft Beer Dinner in central El Paso. SIX gourmet trucks will each be paired with a refreshing craft beer from around the US. $25.00 get’s you all SIX trucks and beer. There will be live entertainment throughout the night. Dress comfortable. A percentage of sales will benefit the Center Agaisnt Family Violence in El Paso, TX.

The Concert: 3OH!3 – Let Freedom Sing Concert Series
http://freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com/news-and-events/

Pop duo 3OH!3 will perform at Freedom Crossing on Fort Bliss as part of the Let Freedom Sing Concert Series. The concert will be FREE and open to the public. Entertainment begins at 7 p.m., but come early to party on the promenade and reserve a good spot! For more information, including details on how to win a private meet and greet with the band before the show visit us online.

SUNDAY
The Charrería: The Artisanship of Mexican Equestrian Culture

Showcasing more than 150 examples of artisan craftsmanship and design, Charrería will feature leather work, costumes, textiles, silver, and iron work that illustrates the life of the charro. From work attire to grand gala and etiquette suits, China poblano and Adelita dresses, the exhibition reveals the care and attention to detail that has helped make the charro the keeper of a tradition that dates to the birth of a nation more than 500 years ago.

The Melodies in the Park: Mainstreet Band
http://home.elpasotexas.gov/parks/

Mainstreet will be peforming Spanish Rock, Classic Beatles, Mana, Enanitos Verdes, and much more. There will be food vendors, bring your chairs.


Last Minute LocalJune 14, 2013

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

FRIDAY

The Movie: UTEP’s Movies on the Lawn

http://sa.utep.edu/union/moviesonthelawn/

Free movie showings at UTEP for the summer months! Come out and enjoy a different movie every weekend with friends and family! There will also be a movie combo for $5 that includes a hot dog, small soda and popcorn.

Tonight’s Movie: The Game Plan

SATURDAY

The Market: Downtown Artist Market & Farmers Market
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/MCAD/downtown_market.asp

Stroll down the streets in this historic area and enjoy the ‘ArtMarkt’ every Saturday year round in the Union Plaza District area along Anthony Street and up San Francisco Ave. Free craft making for kids. Shop locally made arts, gifts, food. Booth space costs $2 and artists will be required to prove they produce their own work.

The Play Date: Freedom Crossing Family Play Date
http://freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com/news-and-events/\

Join the fun at Freedom Crossing’s Grand Theatre at 10 a.m. with a special showing of DreamWorks’s MegaMind. Stay after the movie for FREE activities near the play area, including arts and crafts, dancing and a photo booth.

The Festival: Elephant Festival
http://www.elpasozoo.org/Zoo-Adventure-Registration.php

Celebrating the 11th Annual Elephant Festival featuring our own Asian Elephants, Savannah and Juno! This annual event gives zoo visitors the opportunity to celebrate elephants worldwide with lots of fun and educational activities.

The Dance Lesson: Dancing in the City
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/13905-dancing-in-the-city

Dancing in the City is an outdoor dance series at Arts Festival Plaza. It is scheduled on Saturdays. Dance Lessons are from 7-8pm and concert from 8-10pm.

SUNDAY

The Market: Mission Trail Art Market
http://www.missiontrailartmarket.com/

Discover the Mission Trail Art Market, The Mission Valley’s premier art and craft sale. Professional artisans from across the region present an amazing selection of quality art and craft. Choose from delicate pottery, vibrant jewelry, timeless home accents, and seasonal decorations. Painting, sculpture and photography for the connoisseur. Sweet and savory treats for the gourmet.

The Show: Viva! El Paso
http://www.viva-ep.org/2011/

VIVA! EL PASO has become something so very important to all of us who work so hard, year round to put it together. It is important for many reasons. One, it is in its 34th season and has become one of the oldest live performance venues the city has to offer. Many, many people have come to see our show over the years and many people have performed or worked on our show. It has become something very important to the City of El Paso. It has become a Summer tradition. A tradition that through the good and through the bad, we are very happy to perpetuate.


Last Minute LocalJune 7, 2013

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

Here is your guide to summer fun! Check out great summer activities, ideas, and more!

FRIDAY

The Band: First Light Federal Credit Union presents Alfresco Fridays
http://www.alfrescofridays.com

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.

Tonight’s Band: Fungi Mungle
Fungi Mungle is a 4 Time “Best of the Border”, and 5 Time “Best of the Best” Award Winning Group. The Original Superheroes of Funk straight from Studio 54 have been performing Nationwide since 1996. Playing all your favorite Disco, Funk, Pop, and Rock & Dance Hits. 100% LIVE! Real Musicians – Not faking it to a tape like most bands in Vegas.

The Movie: Movies on the Lawn
http://sa.utep.edu/union/moviesonthelawn/

Tonight’s Movie: The Great Powerful Oz
When Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora, Evanora and Glinda, who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz™ but into a better man as well.

SATURDAY

The Market: Dwntwn Art & Farmers Market
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/mcad/downtown_market.asp

Located at the Union Plaza District (near The Garden Restaurant), The Downtown
Artist and Farmers’ Market takes place every Saturday morning. The market offers original arts and crafts, food vending, regionally grown agricultural products and entertainment from local artists, artisans and farmers in El Paso County. Established in 2011, the market offers residents and visitors theopportunity to shop in an outdoor setting while enjoying great food and free activities for the entire family. Help support your local artists and farmers by shopping local every Saturday at the Downtown Artist and Farmers’ Market! Free Parking is available.

The Film: EPMA World Cinema Series
http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/films.asp

Todays Film: In the Mood for Love (2001)
A man and a woman in Hong Kong in the ‘60s become more than neighbors when they realize their spouses are having an affair.

The Dance Lesson: Dancing in the City
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/mcad/default.asp

Dancing in the City is an outdoor dance series at Arts Festival Plaza. It is scheduled on Saturdays. Dance Lessons are from 7-8pm and concert from 8-10pm. Hope to see you there!

SUNDAY

The Festival: Billy the Kid Festival
http://www.billythekidfestival.com/

Wild West buffs will want to mosey on over to the historic town of San Elizario for the 4th annual Billy The Kid Festival. The El Paso Mission Trail celebrates notorious outlaw Billy the Kid’s visit to the San Elizario Historic District in 1876. You’ll see reenactments of the historic breakout at the old County Jail & learn the historic truths of his visit to the old Texas town. See the original play, Midnight Rendezvous: Billy the Kid & the Mystery of 1876, visit the historic jail & 17 other historic sites. Pet friendly. Arts, Crafts, Entertainment, Food and more!!

The Concert: Music Under the Stars
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/mcad/default.asp

Local artists, local sound. The first installment of the beloved Music Under the Stars Concert Series highlights the area’s Latin roots with live entertainment from Frontera Bugalu, a group known for its unique border style.

Tonights Band: Frontera Bugalu
FRONTERA BUGALU highlights the roots of Latin music combining Latin-American and Caribbean styles with the border sound. The group began studying composers from the El Paso and borderland areas and performed special arrangements of songs composed by historical figures such as Perez Prado, Fito Olivarez, Rigo Tovar as well as little known composers from El Paso’s past, such as Don Tostis. They now perform a set of original music based on those styles.


Last Minute LocalMay 31, 2013

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

FRIDAY

The Outdoor Concert: First Light Federal Credit Union presents Alfresco Fridays
http://elpasolive.com/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 Explosion Lagunera
La Explosion Lagunera was born in 2009 in El Paso TX. Their creators Abraham, Fabian, Erick Quintana and his cousin Gilberto Rodriguez decided to form this excellent and successful group. Descendants of San Francisco City Skyline, Durango, their dream was to form a new musical project from which came the name of “La Explosion Lagunera”, in honor of their hometown. Thanks to the unwavering support of their loyal fans “La Explosion Lagunera” is known for being one of the best local groups and through that time and their music have been important factors.

SATURDAY

The Run: 11th Annual 5K Competitive & 1 Mile Run Walk for Families in Crisis
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/06-01-2013/11th-Annual-Lee-And-Beulah-Moor-Children's-Home-RunWalk/398

Lee & Beulah Moor Children’s Home (serving children and families since 1959) would like to invite everyone to come out and support this event.

The Market: Ardovinos Desert Crossing Farmers Market
https://www.facebook.com/events/152155388295870/

The 12th Annual Farmers Market at Ardovino‘s Desert Crossing opens Saturday, May 25, from 7:30am-12pm and every Saturday after till October. Every week enjoy an ever-increasing selection of organic and pesticide-free vegetables, along with native plants for home and yard, fresh-baked breads, salsas and more. Enjoy a fair trade cup of coffee, house-made pastries and fresh-squeezed juices out of our vintage Coffeestream trailer, which opens at 7 am.

The Dance Lesson: Dancing in the City

Dancing in the City is an outdoor dance series at Arts Festival Plaza. It is scheduled on Saturdays. Dance Lessons are from 7-8pm and concert from 8-10pm. Hope to see you there!

SUNDAY

The Drive: Scenic Drive Scenic Sundays
915-541-4416

Walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters are invited to enjoy Scenic Drive free of traffic. Dogs on a leash permitted.


Last Minute LocalMay 24, 2013

Memorial Day is just around the corner. How will you celebrate this unofficial kick-off to summer?

Neon Desert Music Festival
http://www.neondesertmusicfestival.com/

Neon Desert Music Festival is produced by Splendid Sun Productions, a Texas-born organization based in Austin and El Paso. Multiple outdoor stages, local and regional artist displays and a diverse music line-up will light up the southwestern skies this year!

KLAQ BalloonFest
http://klaq.com/tags/balloonfest/

Ah, the smell of charcoal, grilled meats, chlorine and suntan oil…with some live rock turned up to 11! Sounds like an awesome summertime party, right? Memorial Day weekend is the date, Wet-N-Wild is the place. It’s almost time for Balloonfest

Southern New Mexico Wine Festival
http://www.snmwinefestival.com/

Bringing together wineries from around the state, food, arts and crafts vendors, and live music in a relaxed setting, the Southern New Mexico Wine Festival is the place to be Memorial weekend! Find the wines you like through sampling, purchase a glass to enjoy on site and buy bottles to take home to enjoy later. The Best New Mexico Wines! Live Entertainment All 3 Days!


Last Minute LocalMay 17, 2013

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

FRIDAY

The Outdoor Music: First Light Federal Credit Union presents Alfresco Fridays
http://visitelpaso.com/alfresco_fridays/new

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.

Tonight’s Entertainment: Sha’Vonne & The Vibe
If you’re looking for the best in live music in El Paso and Ft. Bliss, you need to experience “The Vibe” – El Paso’s premier R&B and Soul group. The Vibe was recently crowned the winner of the 2012 “BATTLE ON THE BORDER”, a city wide battle of the bands held by 92.3 The Fox. The band has been known to rock El Paso’s biggest venues including: the El Paso County Coliseum, Cohen Stadium, Downtown Street Fest, Champagne Fest, Freedom Crossing, and the La Vina Wine Fest. Led by the stellar voice of Sha’Vonne Williams, The Vibe has shared the stage with some of the biggest names to come through El Paso — most recently, Taylor Hicks, American Idol winner. No matter if the venue is a stadium, or a quiet wedding reception, The Vibe will make your event come alive! So catch us at one of our concerts, shows, or just watch our channel on YouTube. You will definitely FEEL THE VIBE!

The Dance Party: Chicken Funk N Waffles Dance Party
http://trickyfalls.com/event/136948

Dance the night away with The Pinsetters and Friends all while eating chicken n waffles provided by Hello Day Cafe!

SATURDAY

The Great Outdoors: Kids to Park Day
915-566-6441
The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department and Franklin Mountain State Park hosts the 2nd annual National Kids to Parks Day at the McKelligon Canyon, with birding, pictograph making, water conservation, geology, archery, bicycle repair workshop and more.

The Day of Tribute: ARMED FORCES DAY Celebration
915-568-4505

Activities include: equipment static displays, demonstrations by the area high school JROTC Armed and Unarmed Drill Teams, entertainment by the 1st Armored Division Band; Chili Cook-Off, Car Show and food and drink concessions. Armed Forces Day at BIGGS PARK is an open house event that provides you the opportunity to meet with service men and women and learn about the equipment they use in support of this nation.

The Flick: Movies by the Lake
https://www.facebook.com/MoviesByTheLake

El Paso County will host Movies by the Lake. The movie featured this week is ‘SkyFall’.

This is a free event so come out grab a bite to eat at some of the best food trucks in town. They are ready to present to you with some unique and very creative menus. How about ‘Bayou Snow Cones’ or ‘Teaze Boba Tea’, ‘The Reef Mobile Kitchen’ and ‘Grill on the Go’ will be there along with ‘Moshibox’ and ‘Sweet Addiction Cupcakes’. The Food Trucks will be open from 7:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m., or feel free to bring your favorite snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, along with a blanket and or chair. There is a $1.00 parking fee per vehicle to enter Ascarate Park on weekends.

The Outdoor Concert: Fiesta for the Missions*
http://www.elpasodiocesefoundation.org/fiestaforthemissions.html

Don’t miss out on delicious food, folklorico, matachines, and local entertainment! Advance tickets at all local Howdy’s stations for $10, starting April 1st. Tickets will be available at the door for $15.

Performances by:
Saturday – MALO & The Liberty Band
Sunday – Five-time Grammy Award Winner Little Joe y la Familia

SUNDAY

The Arts & Crafts: Mission Trail Art Market
915-851-0093

Discover the Mission Trail Art Market, The Mission Valley’s premier art and craft sale. Professional artisans from across the region present an amazing selection of quality art and craft. Choose from delicate pottery, vibrant jewelry, timeless home accents, and seasonal decorations. Painting, sculpture and photography for the connoisseur. Sweet and savory treats for the gourmet.

The Great Escape: Billy The Kid Breakout Show
http://www.sanelizariohistoricartdistrict.com/
The “Pistoleros De San Elizario” present two monthly reenactment shows in front of the Old El Paso County Jail in the San Elizario Historic District. The shows are during the monthly Mission Trail Art Market.
The performances are at 1 & 3PM.

Upon his arrival at around 3am, Billy the Kid knocked on the door of the jail waking up the Mexican guards. Billy the Kid posed as a Texas Ranger and told the guard he had two American Prisoners.

Upon his arrival at around 3am, Billy the Kid knocked on the door of the jail waking up the Mexican guards. Billy the Kid posed as a Texas Ranger and told the guard he had two American Prisoners.

The Concert Continues: Fiesta for the Missions*
http://www.elpasodiocesefoundation.org/fiestaforthemissions.html

Don’t miss out on delicious food, folklorico, matachines, and local entertainment! Advance tickets at all local Howdy’s stations for $10, starting April 1st. Tickets will be available at the door for $15.

Performances by:
Saturday – MALO & The Liberty Band
Sunday – Five-time Grammy Award Winner Little Joe y la Familia


Last Minute LocalMay 10, 2013

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

FRIDAY

The Rally: Digital Ambassador Rally
915-534-0600

Join us in celebrating why El Paso is “So Good!” Rally begins at 4 pm in Arts Festival Plaza. Sign up to be an Ambassador for El Paso! Food, fun, prizes, live music, and much more. Stay for the much anticipated first Alfresco Friday of the season!

The Outdoor Concert: First Light Federal Credit Union presents Alfresco Fridays
http://www.alfrescofridays.com

Tonight’s Band:
Progresion Norteña is the product of a project started in 2008 in El Paso, Texas by saxophonist Tury Gonzalez, bassist Luis Hernandez, and vocalist Sergio Garcia. Sharing their musical preference in the Regional Mexican styles of music, the first project was born in the Duranguense genre. After the downfall in the Duranguense music style, the band decided to change to the Norteño style in 2012 with the joining of Joseph Orduño in the accordion. And later the joining of Jorge Samaniego in the drums. Since, the band has developed their music style to please their audience. They have set up their list of songs in a way that they can satisfy all of their spectators by playing a variety of styles within the Norteño genre including: norteñas, cumbias, zapateado, corridos, quebradita, boleros, and more.

SATURDAY

The Run/Walk: LVE Anniversary 5K Run/2K Fun Walk or Hanks 5K 4 PK
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/05-11-2013/Loma-Verde-Elementary-School-5K/709
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/05-11-2013/Hanks-5K-4-PK/623

Two great races to choose from!

The Mothers Day Celebration: Mariachis for Mom
http://www.ticketmaster.com/Mariachis-for-Mom-tickets/artist/1312397

A Mothers day tradition in El Paso!

The Movie: Movies by the Lake
http://www.epcounty.com/documents/MoviesLakeFlyer.pdf

Enjoy a free movie and grab a bite to eat as we launch Movies by the Lake at the newly renovated Ascarate Park! Featuring:The Reef Mobile Kitchen,Grill on the Go,Moshibox,Sweet Addiction Cupcakes, Bayou Snow Cones and TEAZE. Movies will be shown at 8:00 PM. Bring your blanket or chair to relax and enjoy a FREE Movie.

The late night: DJ Shadow @ Tricky Falls (All Basses Covered 2013 DJ Set)
http://trickyfalls.com/event/134649

SUNDAY

The Picnic: LIVE MUSIC with Julio Ortiz at Zin Valle Vineyards
http://www.zinvalle.com/zvb/ai1ec_event/happy-mothers-day-free-live-music-with-julio-ortiz/?instance_id=115

It’s Mother’s Day! Visit the vineyard this Sunday, May 12th for FREE live music and FREE wine tasting. Come on out and enjoy the sounds of guitarist and singer Julio Ortiz from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. Bring your Momma, a picnic, your family and friends and enjoy the day at Zin Valle Vineyards.


Last Minute LocalMay 1, 2013

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

FRIDAY

The Proclamation: Bike Month-Mayor’s Proclamation
http://www.elpasobikemonth.com/#

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.

The Concert: First Light Federal Credit Union presents Alfresco Fridays
http://visitelpaso.com/alfresco_fridays/new

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
http://www.sanelizariohistoricartdistrict.com/

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).

SATURDAY

The Clinic: El Paso Bike Month – Bike Clinic
http://www.elpasobikemonth.com/#

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

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
http://www.elpasobikemonth.com/#

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
http://trickyfalls.com/event/135874

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.

SUNDAY

The Wine: La Vina – Music on the Patio
http://lavinawinery.com/events.html

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


Last Minute LocalApril 26, 2013

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

FRIDAY

The Show: Sun City Scifi 2013
http://www.suncityscifi.com

Meet, socialize, and have a good time with people who share similar interests. The inaugural event will run for three days.

SATURDAY

The Walk: 5th Annual Walk for Autism
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com

Race day registration packet pick up 700 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. in start area. $1.00 parking fee for all vehicles entering the park.

The Books: Dia de los Ninos / Dia de los Libros
http://www.elpasolibrary.org

The 7th Annual Dia de los Ninos /Dia de los Libros will have a free book distribution from the El Paso Public Main Library and free transportation to and from the event courtesy of Sun Metro.

The Fest: FloraFest 2013 Native Plant Sale
http://www.museum.utep.edu

Presented by the Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, the two-day event will feature hundreds of native plants for purchase. Plant experts will be on hand to help with selections. Proceeds from FloraFest go toward care and maintenance of the Museum’s gardens.

The Celebration: First Thanksgiving Celebration of Cultures
http://www.April1598.com

Live bands include: Los Alegres Del Valle, Grupo Nova, The Night Owls, Richard and the Sierra Band, Chapter 13, Flor y Canto, Los Bohemios, Extremo Tropical, Tony and Friends, Elizabeth Benitez, Ashley Rosiles, and Nunutzy Danza Azteca. Food and Fun for the whole family!!!

The Concert: Splendid Sun Productions & Lowbrow Palace Presents VIETNAM
http://www.www.holdmyticket.com

Doors open at 9 pm, ages (18+) $3 SURCHARGE FOR (18-20) Purchase tickets at www.HoldMyTicket.com, All That Music, The Headstand, Happy House, and The Pizza Joint.

SUNDAY

The Festival: La Vina Wine Festival
http://www.lavinawinery.com

La Viña winery presents its Spring Festival Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th , 2013 from noon to 7 p.m.
This is an outdoor event. Attendance is 5000-8000 over 2 days, Over 20 wines will be available for tasting and purchase. Adult admission to the festival is $20 and includes a souvenir glass and a choice of 9 wines or a full glass of wine. There is a $10 admission for 12-20 years of age and those under the age of 12 will be admitted free.


Last Minute LocalApril 19, 2013

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

FRIDAY

The Show: Progressive Insurance El Paso RV & Travel Show
http://www.ElPasoRVShow.com

RV and camping enthusiasts are invited to say goodbye to winter and start thinking about summer adventures at the first RV show produced in El Paso in twelve years. Part of the Progressive RV & Outdoor Show Series, consumers can shop hundreds of 2013 motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth-wheels, truck campers, and folding campers, as well as see the latest in camping accessories, information on an array of campgrounds and travel destinations, and daily seminars and entertainment.

SATURDAY
The Run: Run From Your Taxes
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/

Proceeds benefit El Paso Chapter of UTEP Accounting Endowment Scholarship Fund.

The Celebration: El Paso’s Earth Day Celebration
https://www.facebook.com/MCADElPaso

El Paso Downtown Artist Market is hosting a free family event. Enjoy a fun filled day with free live music and activities! The Downtown Artist Market has teamed up with the City of El Paso’s Environmental Services Department to host “El Paso’s Earth Day Celebration!” This event promotes recycling, waste reduction, education of environmental issues and encourages the public to integrate sustainable practices into their everyday lives. The family-friendly event will feature educational booths focusing on going green, preserving the environment and public health. Food vendors will also be on-site.

The Film: World Cinema Series presents Picture Bride (1994) in the El Paso Energy Auditorium.
http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/events.asp

Set in 1918, seventeen-year-old Riyo is sent from Japan to Hawaii to be a mail-order bride after exchanging photographs with a sugar cane worker. But as luck would have it, Riyo is shocked to find that her future husband appeared much younger in his portrait and is at least 25 years her senior. Now, marriage is out of the question in this dramatic story of a PICTURE BRIDE’s journey to an extraordinary land.

SUNDAY

The Party: Party for the Planet
http://www.elpasozoo.org

Party for the Planet festivities will include amazing animal enrichments, jumping balloon, climbing wall, and fantastic family fun. Meet environmental leaders in your community, and discover 10 things you can do in your community to help save the planet.

The Music: Zin Valle Live Music on the Patio
http://www.zinvalle.com/zvb/ai1ec_event/free-live-music-dan-lambert-and-the-double-drum-trio/?instance_id=120

FREE live music and FREE wine tasting. Enjoy the sounds of Dan Lambert and the Double Drum Trio from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. Bring a picnic, your family and friends and enjoy the day at Zin Valle Vineyards.


Last Minute LocalApril 12, 2013

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

FRIDAY

The Show: 18th Annual Poetry Slam
http://www.epcc.edu/events/artsfestival/Lists/Annual%20Spring%20Arts%20Festival/DispForm.aspx?ID=22 or 915-831-2461

EPCC hosts its annual Spring Arts Festival with exhibits, workshops, clinics, performances and presentations given by students and faculty. Support the students of EPCC during their poetry slam!

The Movie: Starlight Movie Night
http://www.blissmwr.com/rodandgun/

Enjoy a night out with the family as you catch ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ on the big screen, under the stars.

SATURDAY

The Films: Mexican Film Festival
http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/events.asp or 915-532-1707

Mexican Film Festival presents a film short: Amanecer, de Erick Garcia Corona (2009) and a movie selection: Pedro Paramo (1967) in the El Paso Energy Auditorium. FREE same day admission to 70 Years of Mexican Art: New Languages, New Worlds, will also be given to all movie attendees.

The Tour: A Tour of the Exhibit Walking with the Ancestors
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/arch_museum or 915-755-4332

Enjoy a tour of the museum’s temporary exhibit Walking with the Ancestors: From Mesoamerica to the Southwest, led by Curator of Education Marilyn Guida. This exhibit about the connections among peoples across time and space. Utilizing pottery, photographs of ancient petroglyphs, stories and artifacts. The exhibit draws on themes of the hearth, corn, rain and the peyote cactus to trace the movement of ancient people between Mesoamerica and the American Southwest. The exhibit’s Guest Curator is Dr. Yolanda Chavez Leyva, chair of the History Department, University of Texas at El Paso.

The Ballet: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
http://utepspecialevents.com/calendar/167-les-ballets-trockadero-de-monte-carlo

Founded in 1974 for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and en travesti, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo first performed in the late-late shows in Off-Off Broadway lofts. The Trocks, as the dancers are affectionately known, quickly garnered major critical acclaim by New Yorker, The New York Times and The Village Voice.

Since those beginnings, the Trocks have appeared in over thirty countries and over five hundred cities worldwide—presenting extended engagements in Amsterdam, Athens, Auckland, Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Brisbane, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Cologne, Glasgow, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Lisbon, London, Lyon, Madrid, Melbourne, Moscow), Perth, Rome, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, and Vienna.

SUNDAY

The Run: 8th Annual Sgt. Ruben Orozco 8K Run/2 Mile Walk
http://www.sotx.org/ro8k or 915-533-8229

Conquer a competitive 8K Run or 2Mile walk in support of Special Olympics Texas athletes.The RO 8K honors the memory of Sargeant Ruben Orozco, Law Enforcement Torch Runner, who was involved in Special Olympics Texas – Area 19 for over 13 years. Continue his legacy and promote dignity, equality and opportunity for all people. Anyone can participte!

The Drive: Scenic Sundays
915-541-4416

Walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters are invited to enjoy Scenic Drive free of traffic. Dogs on a leash permitted.

The Charrería: The Artisanship of Mexican Equestrian Culture
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/history/exhibitions.asp#charreria or 915-351-3588

Showcasing more than 150 examples of artisan craftsmanship and design, Charrería will feature leather work, costumes, textiles, silver, and iron work that illustrates the life of the charro. From work attire to grand gala and etiquette suits, China poblano and Adelita dresses, the exhibition reveals the care and attention to detail that has helped make the charro the keeper of a tradition that dates to the birth of a nation more than 500 years ago.


Last Minute LocalApril 5, 2013

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

FRIDAY

The Walk: San Elizario Art Walk
http://www.visitelpasomissiontrail.com/event/artwalk.html or 915-851-0093

The first Friday of every month, more than 20 art gallery/studios open their doors to art lovers, art lover wannabes and people watchers during the monthly First Friday ArtWalk in the San Elizario Historic Art District. The event is a great way to get to know the artists, explore the galleries, listen to some music and snack along the way as you discover your favorite work of art. The ArtWalk takes place along Main Street in the heart of San Elizario’s growing Art District!

The Concert: Sonora Blu
http://speakingrockentertainment.com/calendar.html or 915-860-7777

Live! Performing in the Spirit Garden. 18 and older welcomed. Doors open at 6 pm.

The Social Party: La Parada
https://www.facebook.com/LaParadaEP?group_id=0

La Parada is an ongoing Arts, Music & Social Party held each and every First Friday of the month in DWNTWN El Paso. Celebrate life, drink and dance on April 5th at 8:30 pm.

SATURDAY

The Fun: Generation 2000
http://www.generation2000.net/main.html

8 sand tables for children to build castles, 6 giant pools filled with bubble solution, learn many fascinating facts and play games with scientists, kids can dress up in their favorite occupation and play along with others as they dress as a firefighter, police officer, and doctors. Play along in all the fun with Power 102 Family Fun Adventure Walk. Play games and win prizes with Patti Diaz, Mike Dee, Slomotion, and Monica.

The Film Festival:
http://www.ElPasoArtMuseum.org or *915-532-1707

FILM SHORT: Facundo! (El Tio Facundo) (2010) Uncle Facundo, the black sheep of a family, shows up unexpectedly for an unscheduled reunion and invigorates the dull lives of his relatives, until his presence starts to wear thin.

MOVIE SELECTION: Vámonos con Pancho Villa! (1936) Antonio R. Frausto, Domingo Soler, Manuel Tamés; Directed by Fernando Fuentes; Not Rated; 1936. During the Mexican Revolution, six friends, known as “Los Leones de San Pablo” (the lions of San Pablo), join Pancho Villa and his army, hoping to make a difference. After many battles and tragedy only one of the Lions is left, and he is told to go home while the Revolution rolls on without him.

All films are in Spanish with English Subtitles and begin at 11 am.

The Fair: El Paso Psychic Fair a Metaphysical Event
http://www.ElPasoPsychicFair.com

What does the rest of the year. . . . Hold for YOU?
What would you like to change about your life?

14 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 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, Spirit Writing, Numerology, Astrology, Angel contact readings, Feng Shui items, Clairvoyants, and more! Readings, New Age Gifts, Crystals & Crystal Skulls for sale, Aromatherapy, Aura Photos, fun fun fun ! Talk to a psychic about anything.

SUNDAY

The Expo: El Paso Sports and Get Fit Expo
http://www.krod.com

The 12th annual family show will feature free health screenings, consultations, sports card and collectors’ tables, and sports-related retailers will exhibit and sell sporting goods, apparel and more. This years’ special guest is Dallas Cowboy Dez Bryant; autographs are $25; $50 for deluxe items.

The Picnic: James Springer
http://www.zinvalle.com/zvb/ai1ec_event/467/?instance_id=106 or 915-877-4544

Join us for free live music and free wine tasting. Come on out and enjoy the lush green of the vineyard, the sounds of guitarist and singer, James Springer. Bring a picnic, your family and friends and enjoy the day at Zin Valle Vineyards. 1-4 pm, Free.

The Concert: WIDOWSPEAK
http://lowbrowpalace.wordpress.com/calendar/

Splendid Sun Productions & Lowbrow Palace presents Widowspeak. Ages 18 and older welcomed and doors open at 9:00 p.m.


Last Minute LocalMarch 29, 2013

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit* http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at *lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

FRIDAY

The Climb: Mt. Cristo Rey Pilgrimage
http://mtcristorey.com/events or 915-252-9840

Pilgrimages and hikes are planned throughout Easter Weekend, Good Friday to Easter Sunday, by various groups of all denominations. Security and concessions offered throughout most of the weekend. The trailhead is located of McNutt Rd. (NM273). Take the Racetrack exit off Paisano and cross the Rio Grande.

The Meal: Rosa’s Cantina
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rosas-Cantina/114896592466

Just a skip and hop from the base of Mt. Cristo, Rosa’s is the place be! Out in the West Texas Town of El Paso …

The Ballgame: UTEP Women’s Softball – East Carolina
http://www.utepathletics.com or 915-747-5347

Come out and support the UTEP women’s softball team during their games again East Carolina!

SATURDAY

The Hunts: Easter Egg Hunts and Activities
http://home.elpasotexas.gov/parks/documents/event2.pdf?1364224664 or 915- 541-4331

The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will host
various free Easter activities for children at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2013.
There will be fun fitness obstacles to get the “Bunnies to the eggs” and children will
be divided into different age groups. The event is open to ages 17 and under. The locations are
listed below:

Armijo Recreation and Aquatics Center: 700 E. 7th St., 915-544-5436
Carolina Recreation Center: 563 N. Carolina Dr., 915-594-8934
Don Haskins Recreation Center: 7400 High Ridge Dr., 915- 587-1623
Nolan Richardson Recreation Center: 4435Maxwell Ave., 915-755-7566
Pavo Real Recreation Center: 9301 Alameda Ave., 915-858-1929
Reese McCord Park: 1900 Trawood Dr., 915-629-7312
Salvador Rivas Jr. Park: 12515 Tierra Norte Dr., 915-855-4147
Veterans Recreation Center: 5301Salem St., 915-821-8909

The Film: I Shot Andy Warhol
http://www.ElPasoArtMuseum.org or 915-532-1707

Based on the true story of feminist man-hater Valerie Solanas who won her 15 minutes of fame after shooting pop artist Andy Warhol. Set during the height of the New York City avant garde movement, I SHOT ANDY WARHOL is a stirring glimpse into the life of a woman whose actions often teetered on the edge of insanity.

The Cafe: Hello Day Cafe
https://www.facebook.com/HelloDayCafe

Just south of the Museum of Art, HDC is the perfect spot for a late lunch or a quick coffee run.

SUNDAY

The Show: Sesame Street Live “Can’t Stop Singing”
http://visitelpaso.com/cpac/calendar/540-sesame-street-live-can-t-stop-singing?date=2013-03-29

When Elmo gets his furry fingers on Abby Cadabby’s magic wand, there’s something in the air – and Sesame Street becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage! Grover and Baby Bear sing their highs and lows, Cookie Monster sings fast and slow, Bert and Ernie converse in song and Murray makes mouth music for all to sing along! Learn why it feels good to sing a song, but why it feels good to stop, too! What will Elmo learn about the power of musical magic? Join the conga line of fun to find out!


Last Minute LocalMarch 22, 2013

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

FRIDAY

The Band: Austin Jimmy Murphy
http://www.reverbnation.com/austinjimmymurphy

A celebration of Murphy’s new CD box set, A History of Blues.

The Comedian: Honest John with Adam Feuerberg
http://comicstripelpaso.com/index.html

Triumphant appearances on Black Entertainment Television’s ‘Comic View’, HBO’s ‘Def Jam’, and ‘Showtime at the Apollo’ introduced him to fans all across the country, leading to appearances at clubs and theaters nationwide and a two year run on the Def Jam tour. He has also done many military tours in places as far away as Korea, Okinawa, and Japan. He has guest starred on ‘The Jamie Foxx Show’, ’Lyricist’s Lounge’ and ‘Showtime in Harlem’. He can also be seen films like ‘The Wash’, ‘For Da Love of Money’, ‘Foolish’ and other urban comedies.

SATURDAY

The Festival: 2013 Poppies Festival
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/arch_museum

he seventh annual 2013 Franklin mountains Poppies Fest is and family fun event featuring a full program of nature walks, wildlife displays, educational exhibits, demontrations, a live wolf, Houdini the Harris Hawk, a childrens activity center, music and food vendors on the 15 acre grounds. This evnt celebrates the marvelous open space in Northeast El Paso where we frequently enjoy a stunning spring display of our Native Mexican Gold Poppies. this festival is an opportunity to enjoy our beautiful outdoors. Castner range is a former artillery range known for its cultural, geologic, and unique biology. Everyone must park at El Paso Community College Northeast Campus on Gateway North and take the FREE shuttle service provided from 9:30am to 5:00pm. There will be no parking at the Museum of Archaeology.

The Film: The El Paso Museum of Art World Cinema Series presents Basquiat
http://www.ElPasoArtMuseum.org

Modern artist, Jean Michael Basquiat (Jeffrey Wright) went from sleeping in a cardboard box in New York to hanging out with Andy Warhol (David Bowie) to highly esteemed artist before his death from a heroin overdose in 1988 at the age of twenty-seven. This is the first film about an African-American artist.

The Concert: Dependientes Del Beat, L.I.G.R.E., Tom Laike X Freddy Towers, Lightworks
http://thelowbrowpalace.com/

In celebration of Neon Desert 2013 lineup release, we are having Free Concerts at the Lowbrow Palace!

SUNDAY

The Morning Run: Hop for Health 5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Walk
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/03-24-2013/Hop-For-Health-5K-Run-1-Mile-Fun-Walk/678

First 200 registrants receive a t-shirt. Refreshments provided at the end of the race for all participants.

The Celebration: Cesar Chavez Day Celebration
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/13278-cesar-chavez-day-celebration

The Lincoln Park Conservation Committee is hosting this outdoor picnic that will include music, dance entertainment and historical accounts of the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez. There will be a Lowrider Bicycle and Pedal Car show. The public is invited and encourage to bring their own chairs and picnic supplies.

The Trio: Dan Lambert and The Double Drum Trio
http://www.zinvalle.com/zvb/ai1ec_event/dan-lambert-and-the-double-drum-trio-5/?instance_id=121

FREE live music and FREE wine tasting. Come on out and enjoy the sounds of strong>Dan Lambert and the Double Drum Trio from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. Bring a picnic, your family and friends and enjoy the day at Zin Valle Vineyards. Salud!


Last Minute LocalMarch 15, 2013

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

FRIDAY

The Band: UMEK
http://trickyfalls.com/event/132317
Tricky Falls presents UMEK with guest band Blond:ish. All ages are welcomed and doors open at 8:00 p.m.

UMEK / Mob, Palermo, Italy / 16.2.2013 from UMEK on Vimeo.

SATURDAY

The Family Fun: Downtown Kidspalooza
http://visitelpaso.com/system/documents/documents/39/original/KidsPaloza%20Brochure.pdf
Join the fun at the 6th Annual Downtown KidsPalooza! The all-day family event features children’s concerts, games, painting, “Make & Take” craft workshops, tours plus free transportation to a variety of educational stops throughout the downtown area. A great way to spend a family day downtown and expose young participants to the many activities available in the El Paso area.

The Film: Lust for Life
http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/events.asp
World Cinema Series presents Lust for Life (1956) in the El Paso Energy Auditorium. Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald. Turner/MGM; Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Not Rated – 122 minutes. EPMA member adult and children age 12 and under: Free. Non member adult suggested donation: $3.00. All proceeds will be used to purchase books for the El Paso Museum of Art Algur H. Meadows Library.

The Haunting: Downtown El Paso Ghost Tour
http://www.ghosts915.com/index.php/latest-news/37-march-ghost-tours
Walk the streets of haunted downtown El Paso, and hear stories of betrayal, unique symbolism of buildings, and see the deadliest intersection of the Old West. Meet between History Museum and Main Library by 8:30 p.m.
Proceeds to benefit the restoration and preservation of Concordia Cemetery. Hosted by the Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society – a TAPS Family Member.

SUNDAY

The Bands: St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Festival
Live music, food and beer! First 500 people get a free commemorative glass. Confirmed bands include Felix y Los Gatos from Albuquerque, Liquid Cheese, The Pinsetters, Steady Shakedown, The San Patricios, and The Souldies.

The Concert: FM Junkies
http://www.fmjunkies.com/
Throw in some classic rock and recent trending rock/pop songs to the mix and you’ve got yourselves a great fm_junkies party!


Last Minute LocalMarch 8, 2013

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

FRIDAY

The Game: UTEP Women’s Basketball
http://www.utepathletics.com
Support the UTEP women’s basketball team during their game against Tulane University!

The Concert: The Garage Music Collective
https://www.facebook.com/TheGarageTequilaBar
For musicians by musicians, the Garage Music Collective is a live music event taking place March 8th, 2013 at The Garage Tequila Bar. With music ranging from Ska, Experimental, Alternative, to Pop Rock, this show is truly an “Indie” collective. There will be 2 stages consisting of 30 min sets, and 12 bands. There will be no bands playing at the same time so the audience will truly be able to enjoy each band without having to worry about missing another. 18+ $5; 21+ Free

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SATURDAY

The Run : Father Rick Matty 5K ACTS Run/Walk
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/
Race begins at 8 am from St. Patrick Cathedral. T-shirt to first 250 registrants and custom made Medals for various age groups.

The Exhibition: The Wyeths Across Texas
http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/exhibitions.asp
The El Paso Museum of Art is proud to be the single touring venue for an exhibition organized and first displayed at the Tyler Museum of Art, which presents 31 works in Texas collections by the most beloved and famous family of American artists—N. C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, and Jamie Wyeth. The exhibition includes the EPMA’s own bold watercolor by Andrew, Trout Stream, which the artist painted in Maine in 1948.

N.C. (Newell Convers) Wyeth (American, 1882-1945) The Little Posse Started Out on its Journey, the Wiry Marshal First, 1907 Oil on canvas, 30” x 20” Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Collection

N.C. (Newell Convers) Wyeth (American, 1882-1945) The Little Posse Started Out on its Journey, the Wiry Marshal First, 1907 Oil on canvas, 30” x 20” Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Collection

The Flick: Surviving Picasso
http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/films.asp
The life and times of Pablo Picasso, circa 1943 to 1953, provides the basis for this biographical drama featuring Anthony Hopkins as the legendary Spanish artist. Featured among the ensemble are newcomer Natasha McElhone as his lover Francoise Gilot; Julianne Moore as Dora Maar, Diane Venora as Picasso’s third wife and Paloma Picasso’s mother; and Joan Plowright as Gilot’s grandmother.

The Band: Cold War Kids
http://trickyfalls.com/
Tricky Falls presents Cold War Kids with guest Hanni El Khatib. All ages are welcomed and doors open at 7:00 p.m.

SUNDAY

The Walk: Dr. Nixon Elementary 2nd Annual Run/Walk for Literacy
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/03-10-2013/Dr-Nixon-Elementary-2nd-Annual-RunWalk-For-Literacy/557

The Picnic: Dusty Low
http://www.zinvalle.com/zvb/ai1ec_event/dusty-low-4/?instance_id=102
FREE live music and FREE wine tasting. Come on out and enjoy the sounds of Dusty Low from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. Bring a picnic, your family and friends and enjoy the day at Zin Valle Vineyards.

Dusty Low

Dusty Low


Last Minute LocalMarch 1, 2013

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

FRIDAY

The White Clays: Twilight Trap and Skeet
*http://www.blissmwr.com/rodandgun/ *
Test your marksmanship with Twilight Trap and Skeet this Friday, 5-8 pm. Enjoy night shooting featuring white clays. No membership is required and this event is open to the public.

The Arts: First Friday ArtWalk
http://www.SanElizarioHistoricArtDistrict.com
This free event (6-9 pm) includes appetizers, refreshments and music. All of the art galleries remain open. 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.

The Ghost: San Elizario Ghost Tour
http://www.ghosts915.com/
Art galleries come to life thru the soft whispers of the unseen! The Billy the Kid jail invites brave guests willing to talk to its occupants. Meet us at the Golden Eagle Gallery. Ages 13 and up welcome. 9 pm-Midnight.

SATURDAY

The Run: Nun Run
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com
A fun family event! T-shirts for the first 300 people. 5K-Run/5K non-competative Run, 1-mile Family Fun Walk.

The Show: Home and Garden Expo
http://www.elpasohomeandgarden.com/
Get ready for Spring! Remember all those home projects you vowed to get done this spring? Well spring is almost here so join us at the Home & Garden Expo to shop and explore the newest ideas in design and remodeling. Let your dreams and imagination create your perfect home- Indoors & Out! Over 200 Professionals feature the hottest products and services on the market.

The Tour: A Tour of the Exhibit Walking with the Ancestors: From Mesoamerica to the Southwest
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/arch_museum
Dr. Yolanda Chavez Leyva, the exhibits Guest Curator and Chair of the History Department, UTEP, will lead a free tour of Walking with the Ancestors: From Mesoamerica to the Southwest. She created the exhibit in collaboration with the Department of History at UTEP and Museo Urbano, a public history project of UTEP. Walking with the Ancestors: From Mesoamerica to the Southwest is an exhibit about the connections among peoples across time and space. Utilizing pottery, photographs of ancient images on stone, stories, and artifacts, the exhibit draws on themes of the hearth, corn, rain, macaw parrots, the rabbit in the moon, and the peyote cactus to trace the movement of ancient people between Mesoamerica and the American Southwest. Included is a Dia de los Muertos altar illustrating the nine levels of the journey to Mictlan, the place in Aztec beliefs where ,most people went after death.

The Paranormal: Concordia Cemetery Ghost Tour
*http://www.ghosts915.com/ *
March is all about paranormal investigations and here’s your chance to be the ghost hunter! Bring your cameras, flashlights and any equipment and see if you can capture images caught by many guests on our tours. Hosted by the Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society with Haunted History. Ages 13 and up welcome.

SUNDAY

The Trucks: Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam
http://www.monsterjam.com
An incredible family-friendly experience starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam monster trucks. These twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over – OR smash through. Monster Jam provides a massive night’s entertainment tailored perfectly for your family’s budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old.

The Orchestra: Juan de Marcos and the Afro Cuban All Stars
*http://utepspecialevents.com/calendar/166-juan-de-marcos-the-afro-cuban-all-stars *
Following in the footsteps of legendary Cuban orchestras Los Van Van, the Buena Vista Social Club, and Irakere, the Afro-Cuban All Stars have become one of the best-known and most successful Cuban orchestras performing today. Lead by bandleader, producer, and arranger Juan de Marcos, the All Stars ensemble concept spans three generations of musicians, and promotes the full range of Cuban musical styles.


Last Minute LocalFebruary 23, 2013

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Parade: Black History Month Parade and Rally
http://interclubcouncil.homestead.com/black_history_parade.html

The parade will begin at the junction of Pershing and Montana and proceed in an easterly direction to Copia; south on Copia to Missouri; west on Missouri to the Leona Ford Washington Community Center where it will disband. The Festival will be held at Mary Web Park, which is just across the street from Leona Ford Washington Center, beginning immediately after the parade. A program will be provided; there will be music, various food booths and other items offered for sale by vendors. Prepare for a day of fun and enjoyment.

The Market: Downtown Artist Market
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/mcad/downtown_market.asp

One of the newest year round attractions in the area is the Downtown Artist Market. Located at the Union Plaza District (near The Garden Restaurant) and takes place every Saturday morning. The market offers original arts and crafts, food vending, and entertainment from your local artist and artisans in El Paso County. Established in 2011, the market offers locals and visitors the opportunity to shop in an outdoor setting while enjoying great food and free activities for the entire family. Help support your local artists and shop local every Saturday at the Downtown Artist Market! Free Parking is available.

The Exhibit: El Paso Explorium
http://www.lynxexhibits.com/

El Paso Exploreum is the city’s first “living laboratory” museum for children, giving visitors a voice in the development of a relevant children’s museum while offering a wide variety of interactive exhibits for all ages. In STEAM Ahead, visitors solve real-world engineering problems by designing, building, testing and modifying structures. Visitors will shake buildings and bridges, dam a creek, control traffic flow and catch the wind, all while learning how engineering and design influences everyday life. The High Tech Hot spot showcases the future with a multiplayer touch screen table and an interactive floor. Visitors can stand their hair on end and manipulate lightning in a globe in other exhibits, while exploring magnetism displays and electrostatic demonstrations. In Airport Adventure, the museum partners with Southwest Airlines to provide a whimsical look at a kid-sized airport. Featuring a control tower and climb-on plane and helicopter, there’s lots to do in this area. Additional features include a dress-up area for role play and a place to make your own helicopters. The Old El Paso Village gives visitors a chance to experience the traditional grocery store found in most children’s museums in a new way. Get the feel of a saddle at the livery, weigh your “gold” at the bank and experience an old one-room schoolhouse. Free parking available.

The Expo: 7th Annual Michelobe Ultra El Paso Marathon EXPO
http://elpasomarathon.org/expo

The race itself is only half the fun. With over 30 exhibitors and vendors, the Expo is the place to find great products and information on all things marathon! The Expo is also the site for all runners to pick-up their Race Number, Timing Chip, T-shirt and goodie bag.


Last Minute LocalFebruary 17, 2013

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Currency: The International Coin Club’s Annual Coin Show
915-533-6001

Many coin dealers will be selling and buying a variety of coins, paper currency, metals and sundry items during this 3 day show. Educational displays will include single items as well as whole collections. A kid’s auction (for ages 7-14 yrs old) will be held Saturday with the Club supplying the bidding currency.The annual raffle totaling $2000, will consist of prizes that include a $500 historical coins. Raffle tickets $1 and are optional and may be purchased at the door.

The Clues: A Cold War Soldier’s Life at White Sands Proving Grounds: Archaeological Clues from the Trash Deposit
*http://www.elpasotexas.gov/arch_museum/events.asp *

David T. Kirkpatrick, Associate Director, Human Systems Research, will talk about the results of one of the first studies of material culture of a Cold War military installation. In 1994, during the construction of a new commissary building at White Sands Missile Range, a previously unknown trash deposit was encountered. The artifacts from this deposit, possible the earliest on white Sands Proving Ground (now known as White Sands Missile Range), provide us with insight into the daily lives of the soldiers and scientists working on the v-2 missile program. Many of the artifacts relate to the personal lives of these men, stationed in temporary quarters in the desert of southern New Mexico. Dates on various artifacts, especially bottles, indicate the trash deposit was in use from July 1945 to 1947. The slide based-lecture will show many of the recovered artifacts. Hopefully, some of the unidentified artifacts may be identified by the audience.

The Concerts:

Sonora Skandalo
http://speakingrockentertainment.com/calendar.html

Live band performing at the Spirit Garden. 18 and older welcomed. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Sonora Skandalo

Sonora Skandalo

Skillet
http://speakingrockentertainment.com/upcoming_events.html#

Enjoy a night out with a free performance of the band Skillet. All ages show; 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Skillet

Skillet


Last Minute LocalFebruary 2, 2013

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Market: Downtown Artist Market
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/MCAD/downtown_market.asp

One of the newest year round attractions in the area is the Downtown Artist Market. Located at the Union Plaza District (near The Garden Restaurant) and takes place every Saturday morning. The market offers original arts and crafts, food vending, and entertainment from your local artist and artisans in El Paso County. Established in 2011, the market offers locals and visitors the opportunity to shop in an outdoor setting while enjoying great food and free activities for the entire family. Help support your local artists and shop local every Saturday at the Downtown Artist Market! Free Parking is available.

The Film: World Cinema presents The Horseman on the Roof
http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/events.asp

World Cinema presents The Horseman on the Roof (1996) in the El Paso Energy Auditorium. In French with English subtitles. Free. Suggested donation: $3.00 per person. Proceeds will be used to purchase books for the El Paso Museum of Art Algur H. Meadows Library.

The Tour: Valentine’s Day Ghost Tours
http://www.ghosts915.com/index.php/latest-news/24-valentines-day-ghost-tours

Love is one of the classic ingredients of a good ghost story, so celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Candlelight Ghost Tour through El Paso’s lovelorn past, and experience haunting love stories and the ghosts they leave behind.


Last Minute LocalJanuary 26, 2013

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Exhibit: Tech City
http://www.lynxexhibits.com

Solve real-world engineering problems in the exciting hands-on exhibit TECH CITY. Design, build, test and modify structures! Shake building and bridges, dam the creek, control traffic flow and catch the wind! Learn how engineering and design touch your life every day.

The First Show: El Paso Autorama Car Show
http://www.autoramaelpaso.com/

Get your tickets for the Hottest Car Show in Texas, the El Paso AutoRAMA Car Show at the El Paso Convention Center in El Paso, TX. See all the HOT RIDES see the ‘Best In Class Competition’ featuring the best in antiques, exotics, classic trucks, custom modifieds, muscle cars, street rods, hot rods, lowriders, restored classics original non-modifieds domestic & international motorcycle brands, custom motorcycles, sport bikes, dirt bikes, scooters & much more!

The Second Show: Monster X Tour – “Witness the Thunder” – Monster Truck Show
www.monsterxtour.com or www.ticketmaster.com

El PASO, TX. will be the motorsport entertainment’s epicenter with the nation’s most competitive MONSTER TRUCKS as they invade the El Paso County Coliseum on January 25TH, 26TH,and 27TH. See these incredible 10,000 pound, car crushing giants compete in racing, wheelie contests, and then rock the house with amazing freestyle action during the Monster X Tour! Plus, you can meet the drivers and see the trucks up close at the pre-event Autograph Pit Party!


Last Minute LocalJanuary 19, 2013

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Show: El Paso Spring Home Show
http://www.homeshowelpaso.com/index.html

The 2013 El Paso Spring Home Show is back at the El Paso Convention Center and will be held January 18-20! We are proud to announce our featured celebrity landscaper Eric Stromer from HGTV’s “Over Your Head” and the A&E’s new show “Hideous Houses”… and one of People Magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive!”

Eric Stromer

Eric Stromer

The Wall: The Wall of Giants
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/history/exhibitions.asp#Mayors.asp

The Wall of Giants Project is designed to recognize individuals, organizations, and institutions that have helped shape El Paso’s recent past. Previous subjects have been Don Haskins and the Team from Glory Road, and Farah Manufacturing.

The Tour:
http://www.ghosts915.com/

Meet in front of the Downtown Main Library (Cleveland Square) next to the El Paso Museum of History.
On our tour, we will go inside buildings, tell you dark tales of the Old West, visit a civil war era cemetery, and show you unique symbolism on historic locations.


Last Minute LocalJanuary 12, 2013

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Race: Fort Bliss Half-Marathon Sponsored by Nike
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/01-12-2013/Fort-Bliss-Half-Marathon-Sponosred-By-Nike/676

Challenge yourself with the 2013 Fort Bliss Half-Marathon! The 2013 Fort Bliss Half-Marathon is open to all, including the El Paso community. Early registration ends January 9 and is free for active-duty military and $35 per runner for all other runners. Register in person Stout or Soto gyms, or online.
Late registration costs an additional $10 for all runners, including active-duty. Late registration and packet pickup will be held at Soto Gym from 5 – 7 p.m. January 11 and 6 – 7:30 a.m. the day of the event.

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

Aromatherapy, Reiki, Angelic Light Weaving
Feng Shui Consultant, Aura Photos,
and 14 Psychics from all over TX and NM will be coming to the fair & will be giving readings & advice ! AURA Photos, Crystals, New Age Jewelry & Books for sale. Get a reading from our talented Psychics at the fair!

The Ghost Story: Concordia Cemetery Ghost Tour
http://www.ghosts915.com/

Its the infamous ghost tours of Concordia Cemetery, El Paos’s city of the dead! Recently, cowboys on horseback and children laughing at night have become more active. Bringyour smart phones, tablets, and we will help you conduct a paranormal investigation and also learn about El Paso’s rich history.


Last Minute LocalDecember 22, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Bells: Up & Running Jingle Bell 5k Run
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/12-22-2012/Up-And-Running-Jingle-Bell-Run/483

All runners receive long sleeveed t-shirt and Jingle Bells! Refreshments available at finish line. Best dressed Santa and Elf will receive $50 gift cards. And yes, Rudolph, this course is slightly hilly!

The Show: Clara’s Nutcracker Fantasy & Holiday Showcase
http://www.nps.gov/cham/planyourvisit/index.htm

Presented by Ballets USA and Oskar Antunez.

The Creole Christmas: Preservation Hall Jazz Band Creole Christmas
http://utepspecialevents.com/calendar/163-preservation-hall-jazz-band-creole-christmas

Celebrate the Holiday Season with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band as they swing in the Holiday Season New Orleans style, hot and spicy, with their wildly popular "CREOLE CHRISTMAS.” An annual must-see event for audiences of all ages, come dance in the aisles as the Preservation Hall Jazz Band strut their stuff and sprinkle the evening with Holiday Classics with a New Orleans twist.


Last Minute LocalDecember 15, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

Kick off the holiday season with an evening of lights!

The Luminarias: Navidad de La Fe Luminarias
915-534-7190

La Fe Clinic will light up Scenic Drive with more than 4,000 luminarias for its 21st annual event. Scenic Dr. will be open to only one-way traffic during the event, accessible form Richmond/Alabama street in Central EP. Cars proceed slowly westward with lights off to view the luminarias and the city lights of EP/Juarez. Drivers will also get to view Santa and his elves and a live Nativity scene.

The Light Show: Loya Light Show
915-534-0600

The brilliant display of holiday lights choreographed to music is featured @ 6, 7, & 8 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. The display is located (one block north of Montwood, off Bob Mitchell.) Parking available at Montwood High School and Crosspoint Church.

The Lighting: Luminaria Lighting & Christmas Fair
*http://www.elpasomissiontrail.com

El Paso Mission Trail Association will host arts, crafts vendors and carolers. There will be A Christmas story presentation, tamales and other food vendors.


Last Minute LocalDecember 8, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The 8k: Fort Bliss 8k Holiday Run
http://www.blissmwr.com/gyms or http://www.active.com

Get ready to go dashing through the snow…or, at last, down the road…during this Holiday Run. Families are encouraged to join in the fun. Bring your strollers, bikes, scooters, dogs (friendly ones), or whatever!
The run is open to all, including the El Paso community. Early registration ends Wednesday, December 5th and is free for active-duty military, and $20 for all others. Register at Soto or stout gyms or online at www.active.com. Late registration is an additional $10 for all runners.

The Market: ChristKindle Market
http://www.ElPasoMissionTrail.com/ChristKindleMarket/ or http://www.SanElizarioHistoricArtDistrict.com

This Christmas holiday market takes place in the heart of the San Elizario Historic Art District and offers a unique holiday shopping experience unlike the department stores in the area, as many of the items are handcrafted and incredibly unique. Wares range from hand-painted glass and wooden ornaments, nutcrackers, cuckoo clocks, jewelry, toys, clothing, and more. Many of the vendors also offer demonstrations of the making of their items.

German sausages, sauerkraut, and potato pancakes are all on tap. Sweets, pastries and candies help provide a nice finish to your meal. To drink, German beers will be on hand as well as the traditional “Glühwein”, a hot spiced wine that is served around the holidays.

So this Christmas season, gather up the family and swing by ChristKindleMarket San Elizario for a one of a kind holiday experience — outside of Germany, that is.

The Concert: Sobredosis
http://speakingrockentertainment.com/calendar.html

Live at the Spirit Garden. 18 and older welcomed. Doors open at 6 p.m.


Last Minute LocalDecember 1, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Concert: Holiday Afternoon with El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/12313-holiday-afternoon-with-el-paso-symphony-youth-orchestra

Ring in the holidays with friends while enjoying an assortment of hors d’oeuvres, wine, treats, style show by Trend Society, and a variety of workshops that provide holiday tips from experts on decorating and entertaining during the holidays.

The Historic Home: Magoffin Home Holiday Open House
*http://www.visitmagoffinhome.com/index.aspx?recordid=766&page=611

In honor of the memory of our ancestors, and the continuity of life, come join us as we celebrate the lives of the Magoffin family. Enjoy this special living history event and tour the Magoffin Home by candlelight. Step back in time and experience what life may have been like in 1895. Meet Joseph and Octavia Magoffin, their children and extended family as they prepare for a life changing event! After your tour, enjoy refreshments and hear tales of spirits. This is a night you won’t forget!

The Flick: Holiday Movies at the Plaza Theatre
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/12496-holiday-movies-at-the-plaza-theatre

They forgot one small thing…


Last Minute LocalNovember 24, 2012

Family in town? What to see and do? Here are a few family friendly ideas on how to keep your out of towners entertained!

The Park: Franklin Mountains State Park
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/franklin-mountains

The largest urban park in the Nation and home to a system of more than 100 miles of trails, the Frankliln Mountains State Park offers visitors a variety of activities such as hiking, biking, climbing, etc.

If hiking and biking are not your thing then take a ride on the only Texas tram! Situated at an elevation of 4,692 feet, the view of El Paso is truly magnificent!
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/wyler-aerial-tramway

The Downtown Tour: Downtown Museum Tour

Downtown El Paso is home to 6 museums all within walking distance of each other! Start at the El Paso Holocaust Museum-one of only a hanful in the Nation and make your way down to Santa Fe Street. On Santa Fe Street you will find the Insights Science Museum and the El Paso Museum of History.

Continue down Santa Fe Street to the largest Art Museum on any border-The El Paso Museum of Art, currently showing Rembrandt, Rubens and Golden Age of Painting in Europe 1600 -1800.

A quick right turn on San Antonio Street and the Lynx Museum awaits you!

Just a block down El Paso’s Railroad and Transportation Museum houses the famous Locomotive #1 (call for hours of operation.)

The Historic Tour: El Paso’s Mission Trail
http://www.visitelpasomissiontrail.com/

Visit the oldest working MIssions in the region! Begin at the Ysleta Mission and continue down Socorro Road where you will find the Socorro Mission and the San Elizario Chapel.

Don’t forget to stop at Licon Diary (off Socorro Road) for some fresh Azadero Cheese and a very unique petting zoo!


Last Minute LocalNovember 17, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Trot: 2012 Turkey Trot 5K Run
http://www.blissmwr.com/news/ or http://www.active.com

Get your giblets in gear! The annual MWR Sports Turkey Trot will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, November 17 at Soto Gym. The run is open to all, including the El Paso community. First-place finishers in each age group win a turkey! All runners receive Sport-Tek shirts.

The Outdoor Concert: Melodies Under the Milky Way
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/calendar/melodies-under-the-milky-way

Enjoy an evening of music in the mountains at your state park. A musician from Las Cruces, Travis Manning, will be providing the entertainment and melodies as the sun sets and a blanket of stars rolls out across the sky. After the concert, enjoy presentations and activities about the Sun and Moon as well as the effects of light pollution on our vanishing “dark skies”. Take a flashlight, water and a jacket. Optional: a blanket and comfy chair (seating will be provided).

The Evening Concert: “True American Music from Jazz to Bluegrass”
http://www.elpasoscottishrite.org

Guest jazz vocalist, Candice Reyes, will begin the evening with her fantastic jazz vocal renditions. The fetured act will be the Hard Road Trio. These entertainers are some of the best in the business with their current CD getting great reviews and climbing the charts.


Last Minute LocalNovember 10, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Dash: Insights Museum 5K Run & Kids Dash
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/11-10-2012/2012-Insights-Museum-5K-Run-Kids-Dash/502

Let Insights “Move You” as you dash to the finish!

The Patriotic Community: San Elizario Veterans Day Parade and Celebration
http://www.epcounty.com/sanelizariomuseum/events.htm

Since San Elzear is the patron saint of soldiers Veterans Day is always celebrated in San Elizario. The parade starts at the cemetery and ends at the town kiosko (Plazita).

The Performers: Annual El Maida Shrine Circus
http://www.elpasocircus.com/schedule.php

With amazing lighting and sound, watch as performers take you into the magical world of circus. The circus is a fun family adventure!

Ringmistress Michelle Audrey

Ringmistress Michelle Audrey

The Marinof Duo

The Marinof Duo


Last Minute LocalNovember 3, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Tracks: Dinosaur Tracks Tour
http://www.celebmtns.org/2012/dinosaur-tracks-tour-2/

Explore marine fossils, cool layers of sedimentary rocks, and dinosaur footprints! This tour takes you through the north side of Mt. Cristo Rey to the southernmost extension of the “Dinosaur Freeway!”

The traditional music group: “Michoacan” Dia de los Muertos
http://www.facebook.com/mujerobrera

Celebrate Day of the Dead Michoacan style with Pindekuecha, the traditional music group from the state of Michoacan. Taste, live and breath Dia de los Muertos with traditional cuisine, artisan goods and of course altars!


Last Minute LocalOctober 27, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Science Cafe: The Coolest Bugs on Six (or more) Legs
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e6elkiyhd8813b5a&llr=fmhemhkab

Do you scream when you see a bug? Is it a scream out of excitement? Or downright terror? Dr. Ron Wagler, assistant professor of science education at the University of Texas at El Paso, will show off some of the coolest bugs on six legs – in some cases, more! His collection includes bugs you’ll find in the Chihuahuan Desert and some from as far away as South America. But these bugs aren’t just cool, Dr. Wagler will also explain the important role they play in their ecosystems. Refreshments will be provided.

The Costume Party: Boo at the Zoo
http://www.elpasozoo.org

Enjoy candy stations, music, a maze, pumpkin bowling, animal enrichment activities and much more. Visitors will also get to watch as zoo animals get pumpkins to celebrate, they love to squish them before they eat them! Activities and candy stations are provided at no additional cost with paid admission. It’s trick-or-treat time at the El Paso Zoo!

The Festival: El Paso Chopin Music Festival
http://www.elpaso-chopin.com/

The El Paso Chopin Music Festival is presented in the fall of each year by the El Paso Chopin Music Festival Society as a gift to the community. The annual series of performances serve to promote the appreciation of Chopin’s music, and classical music in general.


Last Minute LocalOctober 20, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Pictographs: Hueco Tanks 18th Annual Interpretive Fair
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/hueco-tanks
This free and family firendly event will host Native American dancing and drumming, tours, presentations, food, and much more. Hueco Tanks is world renowned for rock climbing and home to ancient pictographs.

The “Sho”: The Amigo Airsho
http://www.amigoairsho.org or 915.562.6446
The Amigo Airsho is the premier air show and aerial performance event for people in the El Paso, Las Cruces and Ciudad Juarez areas. The Airsho will feature the US Air Force Thunderbirds, the US Army Golden Knights, and many other great aerobatic teams!

The Carnival: Spooktacular
http://www.elpasojuniorwomansclub.org
This is the largest indoor Halloween event in El Paso! This fall-themed, all-age, family-oriented event includes non-stop live entertainment, hands-on interactive activities, vendors and food. This El Paso tradition proudly serves our cherished community with proceeds benefitting local nonprofits.


Last Minute LocalOctober 13, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Hike: Hitt Canyon Hike
http://www.celebmtns.org/2012/hit-canyon-loop-hike or* http://www.geobetty.com/peak*
Up for a challenge? Explore the majestic Franklin Mountains! Visit the site for complete details.

Franklin Mountains State Park

Franklin Mountains State Park

The Wolves: Mexican Wolf Awareness Weekend
http://www.elpasozoo.org
Meet Ivy and Ash! During Mexican Awareness Weekend visitors will have an opportunity to learn and hear the truth about the most misunderstood, critically endangered and rarest wolf in the world and how you can help with current conservation efforts.

Ivy, Mexican Wolf

Ivy, Mexican Wolf

Ash, Mexican Wolf

Ash, Mexican Wolf

The Chalk Art: Chalk the Block 2012
http://www.chalktheblock.com
Experience your downtown in a whole new light as we invite you to feast your eyes on some amazing sidewalk chalk art, live music, good food, an interactive Jungle Jakes Kids Zone for the little ones, temporary public art installations, art vendors for the shopaholics, aerialist performances and more! Best of all, this event is FREE and open to the public! Sidewalks aren’t just for walking anymore. Hit the pavement and head to downtown El Paso and see what we’re talking about at Chalk The Block. See artists put their spin on a traditional Italian technique as they unleash their creative spirits using El Paso’s sidewalks as their canvas. It all unfolds before your eyes at Chalk the Block.

Architects of Air – “Marizozo Luminarium”

Wise Fool – “Flexion”

The Flick: Free Movies in the Canyon
http://www.moviesinthecanyon.com
“I do not entertain hypotheticals. The world itself is vexing enough.” Playing tonight, FREE, 7:30 pm at McKelligon Canyon! (Weather permitting)


Last Minute LocalOctober 6, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Outdoor Adventure: Hike Through Time
http://www.mtcristorey.com
Hike to the top for a memorable view of El Paso!

The Sale: Annual Fall Native Plant Sale
http://www.keystoneheritagepark.org
Just in time for Fall planting!

The Exhibit: “In the Dark”
http://www.lynxexhibits.com
This exciting hands-on exhibit lets visitors explore five nocturnal ecosystems: caves, forests, underground, deep ocean and man-made darkness.

The Flick: Free Movies in the Canyon
http://www.moviesinthecanyon.com
Tonight, 7:30 pm at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre!


Last Minute LocalSeptember 29, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Hike: Rom Coleman Trail Hike
http://beta.geobetty.com/peak/hikes-and-trails/el-paso-tx/32/ron-coleman-trail
A group hike that will travel along the basic loop at the Trackways National Monument and part of the shore and seabed of the Permian Hueco Seaway. Group meets at 8 am.

The Food Talk: Farm to Chef
http://www.mercadomayapan.org
Listen to local farmers, tast food made by area chefs using only local ingredients, and lean about the history and health benefits of local foods.

Funny looking tomatos!  You know they are local.

Funny looking tomatos! You know they are local.

The Birthday Bash: Savannah the Asian Elephant’s 60th Birthday
http://www.elpasozoo.org/Event-Calendar.php
Fun activities will be held throughout the day. Paper mache pinatas, elephant pedicure, Savannah’s favorite treats and so much more!

The Flick: Movies in the Canyon
Saturday, 8:30 pm, at McKelligon Amphitheatre.


Last Minute LocalSeptember 22, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Trot: Second Annual “Tooth Trot” 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/09-22-2012/Dental-Conference-Tooth-Trot/473

On site registration starts at 7 am!

The longest running sporting event ine El Paso: Southwest International PRCA Rodeo
http://www.elprodeo.com/

Saturday night is School Night, bring the kids out and enjoy a family night at the rodeo.

The Movie: Movies in the Canyon
*http://visitelpaso.com/whats_new/6-movies-in-the-canyon/

“Targeting me won’t get their money back. I knew the mob wouldn’t go down without a fight, but this is different. They crossed the line.” -Bruce Wayne


Last Minute LocalSeptember 15, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Race: 5k For Life
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com
The 5k run/1 mile family walk will take place at Ascarate Park. Race day registration available.

The Arts: El Paso Museum of Art
http://www.elpasoarmuseum.org
Explore three new exhibitions!

From Church to Village: 16th and 17th Century Dutch and Flemish Paintings
Concentrating on the glorious and transformative period referred to as the Golden Age in Dutch painting, the exhibition will present El Paso audiences with an important area of European art that is not a strength of our own collections.

Rembrandt, Rubens and the Golden Age of Painting in Europe 1600-1800 from the Speed Art Museum
This exhibition will bring to El Paso more than 70 major works by the three painters named in the show’s title, together with pictures by a wide range of other European masters of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, 1599 – 1641), Portrait of a Woman, ca. 1635, Oil on Canvas, 29 ½” x 23”, The Speed Art Museum Collection

Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, 1599 – 1641), Portrait of a Woman, ca. 1635, Oil on Canvas, 29 ½” x 23”, The Speed Art Museum Collection

Easy Companions: Animals and Children in the Photographs of Manuel Carrillo
The approximately twenty gelatin silver prints of children in the natural company of animals have been selected from a much larger store of the artist’s works at the El Paso Museum of Art. Born in Mexico City in 1906, Carrillo only embraced photography in middle age, after retiring from his position as general manager for the Mexico City office of the Illinois Central Railroad.

Manuel Carrillo, Mexican / Mexicano, 1906–1989, Boy with Gull / Joven con Gaviota,Gelatin silver print / Fotografía en plata gelatinaza,  El Paso Museum of Art, Gift of the artist 1969.23.5

Manuel Carrillo, Mexican / Mexicano, 1906–1989, Boy with Gull / Joven con Gaviota,Gelatin silver print / Fotografía en plata gelatinaza, El Paso Museum of Art, Gift of the artist 1969.23.5

The pop culture and mainstream media event : El Paso Comic Con 2012
*http://www.ep-con.com/

3 days of publishers, artists, vendors, comics, panels, performances, music and cosplay….

The Movie: Movies in the Canyon
http://visitelpaso.com/whats_new/6-movies-in-the-canyon/
Held in the majestic McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre at approximately 8:30 pm.


Last Minute LocalSeptember 8, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Fair: 6th Annual Starr Country Fair
915-533-0113
Re-enactments by Six Guns & Shady Ladies, hay rides, line dancing lessons, snowball fight, expanded petting zoo, goat milking lessons, kids’ roping lessons, free horse rides, games, hourly prize giveaways and live country music. Admission is free.

The Festival: Mission Valley Red & Green Chile War Festival
http://www.elpasomissiontrail.com
There will be food, chile roasting, arts and crafts, tours, live entertainment, dance contests and of course a whole lot of chile eating!

The Flick: Movies in the Canyon- E.T.
http://www.moviesinthecanyon.com
He’s lost, he’s alone and he’s three million light years from home…


Last Minute LocalSeptember 1, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Bazaar: St. Anthony’s Bazaar
http://stanthonysseminary.org/category/bazar/

This El Paso tradition dates back 1963, with the Franciscan Fathers of St. Anthony’s. Carnival games, great food, giveaways, live entertainment and much more.

St. Anthonys Bazaar

St. Anthonys Bazaar

The Festival: Sun City Music Festival
http://www.suncitymusicfestival.com

The annual electronic music festival will feature David Guetta and over 30 additional acts.

Sun City Music Festival 2011

Sun City Music Festival 2011

Sun City Music Festival 2011

Sun City Music Festival 2011

The Fiesta: Fiesta de las Flores
http://www.fiestadelasflores.org

Fiesta de las Flores is the oldest Hispanic Festival in the Southwest, the three-day Fiesta is held each year during the Labor Day weekend and emphasizes El Paso Hispanic heritage and culture.

Fiesta de las Flores 2011

Fiesta de las Flores 2011

Folklorico Dancers

Folklorico Dancers

The Tour: Back to School Ghost Tour
http://www.ghosts915.com

Concordia Heritage Association and the Paso del Norte Paranormal Society will host a new and unique ghost tour.

John Wesley Hardin Grave

John Wesley Hardin Grave

Concordia Cememtery

Concordia Cememtery


Last Minute LocalAugust 25, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Exercise: Stephanie Olivo Memorial 5k Run/Walk
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com
The 3rd annual Red Cross of El Paso 5k run/walk and 1 mile fun walk will be held at Ascarate Park. Proceeds benefit the Red Cross of El paso.

The Birthday Party: Asia Enrichment Day & Ibu’s Birthday
http://www.elpasozoo.org
Celebrate Ibu, the Sumatran Orangutan’s 21st birthday! All Asia animals will have special acitivities at their exhibits.

The Movie: Movies in the Canyon
http://www.moviesinthecanyon.com
Free! Every Friday and Saturday night at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater. Movies begin at dusk, approximately 8:30 pm. Saturday’s showing…..


Last Minute LocalAugust 18, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Exhibit: Frontier Days
*http://www.blissmwr.com/oldfortbliss/ *

Learn what life was like for Soldiers stationed at Fort Bliss in the 1800’s. Living historians will reenact what life was like for Soldiers living at Fort Bliss (then called Magoffinsville.) They will reenact drills and routines that were a part of life while the garrison was located in central El Paso, from 1853-1868. Watch as the daily chores get done, and find out what Soldiers did during their leisure time back when the West was wild.

Visit the replica’s 1850s-era shops and explore cooking, sewing, pottery, saddlemaking and blacksmithing, as it was when El Paso was still on the nation’s frontier.

Picnic baskets and blankets are welcome, but glass containers and alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Pets are not allowed on the replica grounds during this event.

The Festival: Corn Festival Fandango
http://www.facebook.com/mujerobrera

Featuring the internationally renowned Son Jarocho group, Los Utrera, and Cambalache!

La Tierra es de Quien la Trabaja con Sus Propias Manos

La Tierra es de Quien la Trabaja con Sus Propias Manos

Great food! Fresh, locally-grown produce at our indoor farmers’ market!

Shop for unique, fair-trade Mexican artisanry and art from Indigenous cooperatives in Mexico and local artists!

Corn husk figurines at Reyénari

Corn husk figurines at Reyénari

The Carnival: Carnival of Madness
http://www.utepspecialevents.com/calendar/155-carnival-of-madness

The 3rd annual touring rock extravaganza, will make its roaring return with rock titans Evanescence, Chevelle, Halestorm, Cavo and New Medicine!


Last Minute LocalAugust 11, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

We have a busy weekend of movie watching lined up for you! For a complet list of films visit http://plazaclassic.com/films.php.

Take 1: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl, author and screenwriter, was a master storyteller. He could pique our imagination, create suspense or enchantment, and he understood children—their hopes, dreams, and fears. What better way to craft a cautionary tale for children than to swirl it in chocolate and caramel? Gene Wilder is the magical, yet often intimidating, Willy Wonka in the now familiar story of five children’s visit to the mysterious candy factory. Each of the children represents qualities either endearing or repugnant and gets his or her just desserts accordingly. While there are lessons to be learned by all, including the dangers of computers, irresponsible parents, and too much television, director Mel Stuart’s confectionary film is a visual treat, filled with vivid color, mindboggling inventions, and an imaginative language all its own. As Willy Wonka says, “We are the dreamers of the dreams.” Jeanne Creel

Take 2: Local Flavor: 8 Murders in a Day

In 2010, the city of Juarez, Mexico became the murder capital of the world with 3,111 total murders. Two rival drug cartels turned this poor city into a shooting gallery, as the United States insatiable desire for illegal drugs caused many innocent Mexican people to die. Filmmaker Charlie Minn (A Nightmare in Las Cruces) documents this human-rights catastrophe along with its roots, causes and possible solutions. Border scholars and journalists offer their insight into this nebulous war. Filmmaker Charlie Minn will be on hand after the screening to discuss the dramatic contrast between Juarez’ murder rate in 2010, and that of 2012.

Special Effects: Concert: The Glass Tables

The rockers, who performed at last month’s Neon Desert Music Festival, are planning an intimate show tomorrow night on Arts Festival Plaza at 7:30 pm.

Thats a Wrap: The Endless Summer

Widely considered the quintessential film on the sport of surfing, this was director Bruce Brown’s seventh of eight documentaries on the subject. Brown follows young surfers Mike Hynson and Robert August as they embark on a world-wide surfing trip, attempting to follow the summer weather “in search of the perfect wave.” In the process of their search, Hynson and August experience the stunning locales and even the native cultures of many a foreign land in Africa, India, Australia and beyond. The beach-rock soundtrack is a definite highlight. Brown had Hynson and August’s steps retraced in his 1994 sequel The Endless Summer II. A great way to wind down the summer and this year’s festival! Jack Fields


Last Minute LocalAugust 4, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Bugs: Bug Awareness Weekend
http://www.elpasozoo.org
Explore a bugs life! Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of live creepy crawlies at the El Paso Zoo this weekend.
Zoo staff will be breaking out the bugs and letting you see them UP CLOSE at the best place to bug out before school starts. Don’t miss the bug cooking demonstrations!

The Screening: Local Flavor: Shorts Showcase Screening
http://plazaclassic.com
El Paso and the surrounding region is home to a thriving independent filmmaking community. As part of the Plaza Classic Film Festival, a full program of recent short film work by some of the areas’ up and coming film artists. Program to include Michael McClure’s Busy Signal, Jesus Olivas’ Proper, Iliana Sosa’s Child of the Desert, Christian Moldes’ Reservado, Zach Passero’s Mi Burro, Christopher Jones’ Protect and Serve and Angela Torres Camarena’s Frente Noreste.

The Picture Show: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
http://plazaclassic.com
For its fourth annual screening at the Plaza Classic, the ultimate cult film is back! Based on Richard O’Brien’s British stage musical of the same name, this marked Tim Curry’s film debut as the mad “sweet transvestite” Dr. Frank-N-Furter of Transsexual, Transylvania. A newly engaged young couple’s (Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon) car breaks down near Dr. Frank’s realm, where upon he sets out to convert them into fellow Transylvanians. One highlight is a cameo from rocker Meat Loaf. Having never been out of some form of limited release since its premiere 37 years ago, this film holds the record for the longest running theatrical release in history.

The Cocnert: The Iveys
The Iveys, a Texas based rock band will perform live on Arts Festival Plaza following the film.


Last Minute LocalJuly 28, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Cowboys: National Day of the Cowboy
The El Paso Museum of History presents the 3rd Annual National Day of the Cowboy. Featuring gunfight reenactments by Six Guns and Shady Ladies, Old West Thunder, Paso del Norte Pistoleros, and the Wild Bunch. http://www.elpasotexas.gov/history/

Six Guns & Shady Ladies

Six Guns & Shady Ladies

A Wild West Medicine Show, a magic show that would have traveled during the Old West. Participate in 19th century dances, view a fashion show of the bustles and bows of those times. Hands on activities will include making a cowboy puppet, rope making, grinding coffee, flour sack race. See exhibits of antique firearms. Visit a cowboy camp, interact with living characters as they tell you yarns about the old West.

Six Guns & Shady Ladies

Six Guns & Shady Ladies

Six Guns & Shady Ladies

Six Guns & Shady Ladies

The Castro Family Charros and their horses will be on hand to demonstrate their riding techniques.

Castro Family/Sunday Charreada

Castro Family/Sunday Charreada

Petting Zoo from 2-4p.m. and much, much more! Jaime Portillo, who is the writer/creator of the new local comic book series Hell Paso: The story of Dallas Stoudenmier, will talk about his series and autograph books.

The Film: A Place in the Sun Screening
Based on the Theodore Dreiser’s novel An American Tradegy, this classic American film focuses on the entralling story of the real-life murder of Grace Brown by her boyfriend, Chester Gillette in New York in 1906. Seating for all films is limited to 200 people and is on a first come, first served basis.
https://www.elpasotexas.gov/art/events.asp

The Festival: Oaxaca Mole Festival
*http://www.facebook.com/mujerobrera
The festival will feature the traditional Oaxacan dance group, Canteot. The authentic menu will feature Tlayudas, Tamales, Chapulines, and five varieties of Mole!

Mole Enchiladas

Mole Enchiladas

Classic artisan goods from Oaxaca include alebrijes, clothing, jewelry, black clay pottery, and much more.

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The Stage: Ruddigore

Gilbert and Sullivans Ruddigore

Gilbert and Sullivans Ruddigore

The Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El Paso celebrates its 43rd season with the supernatural comic opera aka “The Witch’s Curse”.

Sir Despard Murgatroyd is a man under pressure. He has inherited a witch’s curse forcing him to commit a crime a day or die in agony. So it’s a huge relief when shy Robin Oakapple is revealed as his long-lost elder brother – true inheritor of the curse.
*http://www.GandSelpaso.org


Last Minute LocalJuly 16, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Run: EPWU Run for a Mission 5K
The Run/Walk will take place at Ascarate Park and will start at 7:30 am. Proceeds benefit the Rescue Mission of El Paso.
http://www.epwu.org/run/

Ascarate Park

Ascarate Park

The Cats: World Cat Day
Everything you wanted to know about CATS! Join the El Paso Zoo for a fun filled day of activities that promote the awareness of cats around the world. Planned events include cat education booths, speakers, animal encounter programs, arts and crafts, games, and so much more-oh my!
http://www.elpasozoo.org

Female Lions Tia and Bridget

Female Lions Tia and Bridget

The Meal : Freedom Crossing
Visit the first-ever shopping, dining and entertainment marketplace to be located on a United States military installation. Enjoy a variety of meal options-everything from sushi to Smashburger!
http://freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com/

The Concert: Rock the Fort 2012
Rock the Fort returns to Biggs Park with Sick Puppies and special guests Street Drum Corps, Gabe Kubanda, School Boy Humor, Lost in Atlantis and Sobredosis del Sabor.
http://freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com/news-and-events/


Last Minute LocalJuly 14, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Ink: Texas Tatoo Showdown Festival
The largest tatoo and music festival in the country! Over 200 tatoo artist from around the world, 30 live bands, vendors, slideshow,s and much more.
http://www.texasshowdownfestival.com

The Documentary: “El Pasos Hueco Tanks” Documentary Screening
Don’t miss the free screening of the documentary that highlights the world renowned Hueco Tanks (2 pm.)
915-533-3603

The Festival: Ysleta Mission Festival

Celebrate over 300 years of culture, history, and tradition.

El Paso’s Lower Valley brings together a dynamic mix of culture, music, arts and crafts, food, and games for the entire family, both young and old.
http://ysletamission.org/festival/

The Movie: Movie Night at Wyler Aerial Tramway

Watch a movie from the top of Ranger Peak! An experience you won’t forget.

http://www.ghosts915.com/index.php/latest-news/1-latest/185-movie-night-at-the-tramway


Last Minute LocalJuly 7, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Market: Ardovino’s Desert Crossing Farmers Market
http://www.ardovinos.com

Enjoy an ever-increasing selection of organic and pesticide-free vegetables, along with locally-made goat cheeses, natural free range chickens and eggs, native plants for home and yard, fresh-baked breads, and salsas. Enjoy a fair trade cup of coffee, house-made pastries and fresh- squeezed juices out of our vintage Coffeestream trailer.

Woodstock Waffle

Woodstock Waffle

Bloody Mary bar

Bloody Mary bar

The Desert Experience: Keystone Heritage Park
http://www.keystoneheritagepark.org

Explore an archeological site, archaic wetlands, and a botanical garden.

The park is home to over 193 species of birds.

The Smackdown: WWE Smackdown World Tour
http://www.wwe.com/events

Professional wrestlers from WWE will be in El Paso for a night of WWE action!

The Ghost Story: Concordia Cemetery Ghost Tour
http://www.concordiacememtery.org

El Paso’s city of the dead opens its gates for the infamous Ghost Tour of Concordia Cememtery.

Recent sightings of men on horseback, a women in white, and children laughing at the infant nursery have been reported…

John Wesley Hardin Grave

John Wesley Hardin Grave


Last Minute LocalJune 30, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Exhibition: Nuestra Casa featuring Damien Schumann
“Nuestra Casa” is a fullsize three-dimensional house that makes real the life and stories of people affected by tuberculosis, their surroundings and their messages of reality and hope. Truly a must-see!
http://museum.utep.edu

The Gallery: Crossland Gallery
The annual “America the Beautiful Art Show and Sale.”
https://www.facebook.com/CrosslandGallery

Crossland Gallery

Crossland Gallery

The Fest: El Paso Downtown Street Fest
Over 30 bands on 4 stages!
http://klaq.com/streetfest-2012/

Street Fest 2011

Street Fest 2011

Street Fest 2011

Street Fest 2011


Last Minute LocalJune 23, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Market: Mercado Mayapan Farmers Market
Local farmers gather to sell fresh, veggies, fruits, meats, dairy, eggs, flowers and more.
http://www.centromayapan@mujerobrera.org

Lunch at Mercado Mayapan! Various food booths offer specialty Mexican dishes and daily food staples prepared for a leisurely sit-down or take-out.

Roasted Nopal stuffed with Chipotle mushrooms

Roasted Nopal stuffed with Chipotle mushrooms

The Exhibition: Inquisitive Eyes: El Paso Art 1960-2012
A glimps into a period where discussions about traditions and new directions were ongoing.
http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org

Frederick Carter (American, 1925-2012) Untitled Bridge to El Paso Courtesy of Pancho Mangan

Frederick Carter (American, 1925-2012) Untitled Bridge to El Paso Courtesy of Pancho Mangan

The History Lesson: Viva! El Paso
400 years of history are depicted in this musical drama situated in the majestic McKelligon Canyon.
http://www.viva-ep.org

Celebrating 35 years, Viva! El Paso has become one of the oldest live performances in the region. It is truly an El Paso tradition and certainly a must see!


Last Minute LocalJune 16, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Market: Downtown Artist Market
Area artists display their unique works.
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/mcad/heritage.asp

The Quest: Adventure Quest: Save the Planet!
Discover the fun in “going green!” enjoy hands on exhibits, giveaways, food,
educational displays, and more.
http://www.lynxexhibits.com

The Shadows: Jake Erlich: Long Shadows
Known for being the tallest man in the world, this El Paso artist’s works are modern, aesthetic, and bold.
http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org

The Stroll: Mills Street
Hungry? Take a stroll down Mills street. Kipp’ Cheesesteak, Leo’s Mexican Restaurant, Pike’s Street Market…something delish for everyone!

The Dance: Dancing in the City
Dust off your dancing shoes, head over the Arts Festival Plaza and enjoy the sounds of Q Tango.
http://www.facebook.com/dancinginthecity


Last Minute LocalJune 9, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Market: Ardovino’s Desert Crossing Farmer’s Market
Featuring quality local farmers and artisans. Stay for brunch on the patio!
www.ardovinos.com

Naked Eggs

Naked Eggs

Banana Bread French Toast

Banana Bread French Toast

The Festival: Billy the Kid Festival
Mosey on over to the historic town of San Elizario for the 3rd annual festival. Enjoy re-enactments, the old County Jail and learn the historic truths of this very famous character.
www.billythekidfestival.com

Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid

The Meal: El Bandido Cantina & Restaurant
Treat yourself to a Mexican “Antojito” or quench your thirst with a cold “cerveza” and bask in the wonderful Southwest weather at one of the only patio restaurants on the Mission Trail.
915-851-0660

El Bandido Cantina & Restaurant Patio

El Bandido Cantina & Restaurant Patio

The Rendezvous: Billy the Kid and the Mystery of 1876
The Adobe Horseshoe theatre comes alive! Don’t miss the tale of the woman
behind Billy the kid.
www.billythekidfestival.com

Celebrate the legend of Billy the Kid’s historic visit to San Elizario in 1876 with a fun weekend of historic tours, stagecoach rides, food and games!

Celebrate the legend of Billy the Kid’s historic visit to San Elizario in 1876 with a fun weekend of historic tours, stagecoach rides, food and games!

The Electric Summer Session: DJ Chuckie
Don’t miss DJ Chuckie live at Tricky Falls.
www.facebook.com/jandkpresent


Last Minute LocalJune 2, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Good Cause: Lee & Beulah Moore Children’s Home Walk/Run
The 10th annual walk/run will benefit children, youth and families in crisis.
www.leemoor.org/events/Events.aspx

The Birthday Party: Sunny Sea Lion’s Birthday
It’s World Ocean Day and Sunny’s birthday!. Enjoy a fun-filled day at the Zoo!
www.elpasozoo.org

The Dance: Dancing in the City
Salsa the night away with Calle 66!
www.facebook.com/DancingInTheCity

The Night Cap: Oasis Bistro & Lounge
All that dancing make you thirsty? Try the famous Pear Margarita.
www.oasisbistroandlounge.com


Last Minute LocalMay 26, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Balloons: KLAQ International Balloonfest
The 27th annual event will include a colorful mass balloon launch each morning,
balloon rides, water rides, vendors, and live concerts.
www.klaq.com

The Feastival: Neon Desert Music Festival
Moby, Sparta, Ghostland Observatory and Belanova are among the headliners.
www.neondesertmusicfestival.com

The Wine: Southern NM Wine Festival
Live music and plenty of wine to go around!
www.snmwinefestival.com


Last Minute LocalMay 19, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Parks: Kids to Parks Day
Bird watching, hiking, and other various outdoor activities will be highlighted at the majestic McKelligon Canyon.
915-867-6770

The Feast: Feast in the Middle East
Enjoy authentic Middle Eastern food and baked goods accompanied by traditional live Arabic music.
www.stgeorge-elpaso.org

The Celebration: Armed Forces Day
The community is invited to celebrate this special day with a chili cook off, live
performances, a car show, and much more!
915-568-4505

The Game: Diablos Hat Giveaway Night
Pick up your free Diablos baseball hat at tonights game against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.
www.diablos.com


Last Minute LocalMay 12, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

A Day on Fort Bliss

The Museum: Old Fort Bliss Museum
Experience the colorful story of Fort Bliss through interpretive exhibits and historical artifacts that date back to the 1800’s.
http://www.blissmwr.com

The Crossing: Freedom Crossing
Enjoy a wide variety of retailers, restaurants and entertainment or catch a movie in the state of the art movie theatre.
http://www.freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com

The Concert: Let Freedom Sing Concert
Held at Freedom Crossing this weekends concert will feature Robert Earl Keen.
http://www.freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com


Last Minute LocalMay 5, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Race: Race against Diabetes
Memorable performances by Mariachis and folklorico dancers will be present to kick off the 5k walk/run.
915-532-6280

The Celebration: Puebla en El Paso Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Celebrating 150 years with live music, food, culture, art, and much more.
http://www.centralbusinessassociation.com

The Concert: Mariachis for Mom
Celebrate mom with this very special festival.
http://www.myspace.com/epyso

The Tour: Concordia Cemetery Ghost Tours
Dress in Mexican revolution or western attire for this very special Cinco de Mayo ghost tour in the most haunted and active cemetery around!
915-373-1513


Last Minute LocalApril 28, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Books: Dia de los Ninos, Dia de Los Libros
Held in Washington Park, this festival honors our young people. Enjoy a day full of entertainment, special appearances by Spider Man, and of course a great read!
http://www.elpasolibrary.org

Dia de Los Libros

Dia de Los Libros

The Festival: Chamizal Festival
Celebrating history with live music, food, demonstrations, ranger talks and much more.
http://www.nps.gov/cham

Chamizal Museum

Chamizal Museum

The Sale: FloraFest 2012
Grow wild! Grow native! The museum holds its yearly native plant sale.
http://www.museum.utep.edu

UTEP Campus

UTEP Campus

The Wine: La Vina Blues & Jazz Fest
Over 20 wines to sample, arts, food, live music, and a variety of vendors.
http://www.lavinawinery.com

La Vina owners Denisa & Ken Stark

La Vina owners Denisa & Ken Stark


Last Minute LocalApril 21, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Ranger Day: National Ranger Day
Be sworn in as an official junior ranger! Enjoy a day of piñata-making, games, puppet shows and keep your eyes open for Chami, the Spotted Ground Squirrel!
http://www.nps.gov/cham

Nuestra Herencia

Nuestra Herencia

The Party: Party for the Planet
Explore special Earth Day exhibits and activities. Learn how YOU can make in saving the planet!
http://www.elpasozoo.org

Baby Meerkats at the El Paso Zoo

Baby Meerkats at the El Paso Zoo

The Festival: Barrel & Blues Wine Festival
Barrel wine tasting, food, and the largest selection of New Mexico wines.
http://www.stclairwinery.com

St. Clair Winery

St. Clair Winery

The Meal: Chope’s Bar & Café
Take the “back road” back to El Paso (HWY 28) and dine at the famous Chope’s. Serving traditional Mexican food in a very traditional way!
575-233-3420

Traditional Mexican cuisine

Traditional Mexican cuisine


Last Minute LocalApril 13, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Beautification Project: Great American Cleanup
The “Green Starts Here,” cleanup draws nearly 6,000 volunteers each year. Need supplies? Contact any El Paso Fire Department.
http://www.kepb.org

The Grand Re-Opening: Downtown Artist Market
Celebrate with live music, face painting, healthy eating information, an outdoor Zumba class and much more.
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/mcad/heritage.asp

The Tour: El Paso Artist’s Studio Tour
Browse the private studios of more than 3 dozen El Paso artists!
http://www.epscene.com/studiotour.html

Hal Marcus Art

Hal Marcus Art


Last Minute LocalApril 7, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Parade: Northeast Easter Parade
The annual parade starts at the corner of Hercules and Diana.
915-751-6964

The Hunts: Parks & Rec Easter Egg Hunts
915-544-0753

Carolina Rec Center, 563 N. Carolina, 9:30 am-noon

Gary Del Palacio Rec Center, 3001 Parkwood, 10 am-noon

Leona Ford Washington Rec Center, 3400 E. Missouri, 10 am-noon

Pat O’Rourke Rec Center, 901 N. Virginia, 10 am-1 pm

Pavo Real Rec Center, 9301 Alameda, 10 am-noon

Veterans Rec Center, 5301 Salem, 10 am-noon

Marty Robbins Rec Center, 11600 Vista Del Sol, 11 am-1 pm

Armijo Rec Center, 700 7th St., 11 am-3 pm

Galatzan Rec Center, 7400 High Ridge, 1:30-3 pm

Armijo Aquatic Center, 911 Ochoa, 11 am-3 pm


Last Minute LocalMarch 31, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Fest: Franklin Mountains Poppy Festival
Don’t miss this beautiful and vast display of Mexican Gold poppies! The event is free and full of family fun.
915-755-4332

Poppy Festival 2011

Poppy Festival 2011

The Patio: Oasis Bistro & Lounge
This great weather calls for a great meal on the patio. Situated in downtown, the Oasis Bistro & Lounge offers something for everyone.
www.oasisbistroandlounge.com

Oasis Bistro & Lounge outdoor patio

Oasis Bistro & Lounge outdoor patio

Smokin Panini

Smokin Panini

The Kids Zone: Generation 2000
Child friendly booths galore! Sand tables, bubble pools, games, adventure walks, and much more.
www.generation2000.net

The Circus: Circus Gatti
Funsational! This true American Circus brings a 3-ring tradition of acrobatics, clowns, and more.
www.circusgatti.net

Circus Gatti

Circus Gatti

Circus Gatti

Circus Gatti


Last Minute LocalMarch 31, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Fest: Franklin Mountains Poppy Festival
Don’t miss this beautiful and vast display of Mexican Gold poppies! The event is free and full of family fun.
915-755-4332

Poppy Festival 2011

Poppy Festival 2011

The Patio: Oasis Bistro & Lounge
This great weather calls for a great meal on the patio. Situated in downtown, the Oasis Bistro & Lounge offers something for everyone.
www.oasisbistroandlounge.com

Patio

Patio

Smokin Panini

Smokin Panini

The Kids Zone: Generation 2000
Child friendly booths galore! Sand tables, bubble pools, games, adventure walks, and much more.
www.generation2000.net

The Circus: Circus Gatti
Funsational! This true American Circus brings a 3-ring tradition of acrobatics, clowns, and more.
www.circusgatti.net

Circus Gatti

Circus Gatti

Circus Gatti

Circus Gatti


Last Minute LocalMarch 24, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

Looze yourself at Kidspalooza 2012!

The Dash: Kidspalooza 5k run/walk and kids 100-yard dash
Lace them up and hit the pavement at 8:30 am!
www.epso.org/news.sstg#93

The Main Event: Kidspalooza 2012
You won’t want to miss this all-day family event. Magicians, clowns, face painting, and live musical performances by Paisley Pickles.
www.epso.org/news.sstg#93

The History of Magic: El Paso Museum of History Kidspalooza
See a magic show, make a historical magic toy, and learn about magic in history.
www.http://www.elpasotexas.gov/history/events.asp


Last Minute LocalMarch 17, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Fair: El Paso Psychic Fair
What does the new year old for you? Reading, relationships, career, money, etc. Ask them anything!
www.elpasopsychicfair.com

The Market: Mission Trail Art Market
Discover the Mission Valley’s premier art and craft sale. Paintings, vibrant jewelry, pottery, photography, and more.
915-851-0093

Art Market

Art Market

The Meal: El Bandido Cantina & Restaurant
Treat yourself to a Mexican “Antojito” or quench that thirst with a cold “cerveza.”
915-851-0660

El Bandido Cantina & Restaurant

El Bandido Cantina & Restaurant

The Festival: Rockin’Rolla Downtown Music & Sports Fest
A St. Patty’s Day celebration featuring Bon Jovi & Journey tribute bands! Yup. There will be green beer. You know since it’s St. Patty’s Day and all!
www.facebook.com/rockinrollaep.


Last Minute LocalMarch 10, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Celebration: Segundo Barrio Day Fair and 5K Walk/Run
The celebration will offer guided historical tours of the neighborhood, games, food, music, dance and much more.

Don’t forget to get a head start and register for the Segundo Barrio 5K Walk/Run.
www.celebratesegundobarrio.org

The Show: Home & Garden Show
The largest of its kind in the Southwest and over 200 vendors!
www.elpasohomeandgarden.com

The Stroll: Mills Street
Hungry? Take a stroll down Mills street. Kipp’ Cheesesteak, Leo’s Mexican Restaurant, Pike’s Street Market…something delish for everyone!

The Festival: Siglo de Oro Drama Festival
Los Milagros del Desprecio, by Felix Arturo Lope de Vega y Carpio.
www.nps.gov/cham

The Evening Entertainment: Union Plaza Entertainment District
Where will you spend your evening? Choose from Tabla, Brick and Mortar, The Garden, 1914, Envy, Plum, or Union Club & Drinkery.


Last Minute LocalMarch 3, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

A day in the Arts!

The Market: Downtown Art Market
Union Plaza hosts local artists selling a variety of unique items.
www.elpasotexas.gov/mcad/heritage.asp

Tile painting in the Arts and Crafts area

Tile painting in the Arts and Crafts area


Sandra Lee Woods designs

Sandra Lee Woods designs

The Magnificent: Magnificent Mexico: 20th Century Modern Masterworks
The three exhibits from Mexico City represent the largest gathering of Modern Mexican Masters ever experienced in El Paso. Over 91 original works of art by Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, Rufino Tamayo and many more.
www.elpasoartmuseum.org

Tamayo Ofrenda con Frutas

Tamayo Ofrenda con Frutas

The Survivor’s Story: “A Child Survivor’s Legacy” Exhibit
This thought-provoking, emotional exhibit includes a collection of ceramic sculptures and tiles that depict the story of a Holocaust child survivor.
www.elpasoholocaustmuseum.org

The Raramuri: The Foot Runners of the Sierra Madre Exhibit
Featuring award winning photography by local artist Diana Molina. The exhibit depicts the Raramuri, indigenous people of Chihuahua, Mexico who are world-renowned as ultra distance runners.
www.museum.utep.edu

Courtesy of The Centennial Museum.

Courtesy of The Centennial Museum.


Last Minute LocalFebruary 25, 2012

The Parade: Black History Parade & Festival
This year’s theme celebrates Black Women in American Culture and History.
915-740-7826

The Fair: Wild about Health Kickoff Event
Kick off Spring with a healthy lifestyle!
www.elpasozoo.org/zoo

El Paso Zoo

El Paso Zoo

The Afternoon Indulgence: Oasis Bistro & Lounge
The Oasis Bistro and Lounge is the perfect choice with a freshly-prepared, delectable menu. Dine indoors or on the patio.
www.oasisbistroandlounge.com

Oasis Bistro & Lounge

Oasis Bistro & Lounge

The Cocktail: Cincinnati Entertainment District
Happy hour is never a dull moment on Cincinnati Street. Enjoy a cocktail at Hemingway’s, Geo Geskes, Crave, Dane’s, Cincinnati Street Bar, Marco Polo Dive Bar and more.

The Guilty Pleasure: Gufo Di Milano
Enjoy gelato the traditional way, the way it used to be made 100 years ago, using fresh fruits, milk, cream, nuts and chocolate.
www.gufodimilano.com


Last Minute LocalFebruary 18, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Great Outdoors: Franklin Mountains Guided Nature Walk
Gear up, get out, and explore! This guided walk is the perfect way to experience the majestic Franklin Mountains.
915-566-6441

Franklin Mountains State Park

Franklin Mountains State Park

The Survivor’s Story: “A Child Survivor’s Legacy” Exhibit
This thought-provoking, emotional exhibit includes a collection of ceramic sculptures and tiles that depict the story of a Holocaust child survivor.
www.elpasoholocaustmuseum.org

The Tragedy: Shakespeare’s Hamplet on stage @ Chamizal National Memorial
From overwhelming grief to seething rage, this tale is said to be amongst
Shakespeare’s most powerful and influential tragedies.
915-532-7273

The Celebration: Fat Sat Mardi Gras Party
It’s back and it’s bigger and better! Live entertainment, Cajun food and of course BEADS!
www.klaq.com/event/fat-sat-february-18-2012

Fat Saturday Mardi Gras Party

Fat Saturday Mardi Gras Party


Last Minute LocalFebruary 11, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Habitat: How to create a Hummingbird and Butterfly Habitat
Learn how to easily transform an area into a butterfly and hummingbird oasis.
www.elpasotexas.gov/arch_museum

The Celebration: Chinese New Year Celebration
A celebration of Asian culture with the Chinese Lion, Mongolian Chopstick, Ribbon, Flower Drum, martial arts and more.
915-532-7273

The Mexican Elder: Forti’s Mexican Restaurant
Homemade Mexican cuisine set in a traditional Mexican atmosphere. You can’t go wrong!
www.fortis-restaurant.com

The Bulls: Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding
Tuff Hedeman returns to his hometown for the West Texas Shootout.
www.cbrbull.com


Last Minute LocalFebruary 6, 2012

Forgot to plan your weekend? Not to worry-we’ve got you covered! From sun-up to sun-down, Last Minute Local provides you with the best “no planning required” things to eat, see and do in El Paso. Visit us every Friday for your last minute local or for a complete list of events visit http://www.eventselpaso.com. Have a good suggestion for next weekend? Email us at lastminutelocal@elpasocvb.com.

The Market: Downtown Art Market
Union Plaza hosts local artists selling a variety of unique items.
www.elpasotexas.gov/mcad/heritage.asp

Downtown Artisan Market

Downtown Artisan Market

The Expo: Michelob Ultra El Paso Marathon Expo
You don’t have to be registered to explore over 30 local and regional vendors. The Expo is a great place to find all things “active!”
www.elpasomarathon.org

El Paso Marathon Expo

El Paso Marathon Expo

The Magnificent: Magnificent Mexico: 20th Century Modern Masterworks
The three exhibits from Mexico City represent the largest gathering of Modern Mexican Masters ever experienced in El Paso. Over 91 original works of art by Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, Rufino Tamayo and many more.
www.elpasoartmuseum.org

The Tour: Concordia Ghost Tour
This historic cemetery is some to many haunted sites. Many have reported seeing a lady in white and other ghostly apparitions!
915-373-1513

Concordia Cemetery

Concordia Cemetery


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