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Last Minute LocalMarch 27, 2015

FRIDAY

The Investigations: The Holocaust by Bullets
http://www.elpasoholocaustmuseum.org/article.sstg?id=141

El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center is proud to host the traveling exhibit, The Holocaust by Bullets: Yahad-in Unum- Ten Years of Investigations. This bilingual exhibit centers around the work of Yahad-in Unum and Father Patrick Desbois to uncover a silenced chapter of history in Eastern Europe – the mass executions of Jews and Roma as witnessed by their neighbors.

*please note video contains material of a sensitive nature

The Film: UTEP “Get Reel”
http://news.utep.edu/?p=28736

The University of Texas at El Paso’s highly anticipated “Get Reel” film series has officially kicked off. The movie will play at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 and Friday, Jan. 30 in the Union Cinema, located on the first floor of UTEP’s Union Building East. Each of the 10 films is open to the public. General admission for individual films is $2 or $1 with a valid Miner Gold Card. A season pass for all the films is $16 for general admission and $8 with a valid Miner Gold Card. At the concession stand, guests can buy various bargain-priced snacks to enjoy during the screenings. For instance, a three-item combo that comes with a 12 oz. can of soda, popcorn and a hot dog is available for just $5.

Tonight’s Movie: The Imitation Game

SATURDAY

The Fundraiser: Multiple Sclerosis Walk
http://walktxh.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/TXHWalkEvents?fr_id=25397&pg=entry&_ga=1.197255279.1327411317.1427297257

Invite your friends, family and co-workers to join you at Walk MS! Make a difference in the lives of all those affected by MS and fundraise through our safe, secure online system. Funds raised at Walk MS will fund research to change lives now and forever.

Walk MS: El Paso is first and foremost a fundraising event. Money raised at this year’s event will support research progress in many areas, moving us closer to our ultimate goal of a world without MS. To make a positive impact in the lives of all those affected by MS, Register TODAY! Make a self-donation and set a fundraising goal that will keep you motivated! MS stops people from moving; we can’t stop our efforts! Start or join a team, raise funds and celebrate hope for the future! YOU can make a difference!

The Block Party: Kidspalooza
http://www.epso.org/events_detail.sstg?event_id=68

Join the fun at the 8th 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 and a special appearances by Curious George and Daniel Tiger! A great way to spend a family day downtown and expose young participants to the many activities available in the El Paso area.

SUNDAY

The Stables: Easter Family Fun Day
http://www.sfstables.net/

San Francisco Stables welcomes you to their Easter Family Fun Day. Admission includes egg hunt, pony rides, hay rides, jumping balloons, games and more!

The Celebration: Cesar Chavez Day at Lincoln Park
https://www.facebook.com/LincolnParkELPaso

El Paso’s Chicano Park celebrates Cesar Chavez Day with a picnic in the park, live music and entertainment. Enjoy “Viclas, Wheelas and Pedal Car show” (motorcycle, lowrider bike and pedal car show) and "Dolores “Huerta,” a new 2015 column mural. Can food donation for Border Agricultural Workers Project.

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Visit El Paso

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


Last Minute LocalMarch 14, 2015

FRIDAY

The 4-day festival: Freedom Crossing St. Paddy’s Festival
http://freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com/stpatricks/

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the 4th anniversary of Shamrocks, El Paso’s only authentic Irish Pub with 4 days of music, food, beer, activities and fun! The event is free to attend and is open to the public too! Click here for directions and gate access information. The party begins at 4pm on Friday, 3/13 and continues through the weekend and then the grand finale on St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, 3/17!

The festival will take place on the promenade and will feature live music by the outdoor fireplace, great drink specials, DJ, Irish dance lessons, family activities, giveaways as well as MWR’s 10K Pub Run! Register for the Pub Run here! The bands scheduled to perform include Mainstreet, Chris Baker, Wildflower, Joe Barron Band, the El Paso Youth Symphony rock band, Irish Party Band The Hooligans, Locomotion, event headliner FUNGI MUNGLE and a daily bagpipe performance from Empyre Pipes and Drums! See the daily schedule below.

SATURDAY

Start Your Day off Right: Universal Vascular’s Tutu’s for Kidneys Inagural 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk with Health Fair
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/UNIVERSAL-VASCULARS-TUTUS-FOR-KIDNEYS-INAUGURAL-5K-RunWalk-And-1-Mile-Walk-WITH-HEALTH-FAIR/1217/details

All runners receive cotton t-shirt. Refreshments available at finish line and prizes for the best Tutu’s will be awarded!

The Anniversary Celebration: Wyler Aerial Tramway 14th Year Anniversary Celebration
http://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/wyler-aerial-tramway-14th-year-anniversary-celebration

Join the fun and the celebration at our 14th Year Anniversary! Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park is celebrating its 14th year Anniversary since its re-opening as a State Park. We will have several exhibitors, music, food vendors, prizes and more. The event is free to the public; Tramway rides are $8.00 adults and $4.00 children.

The Outdoor Fest: St. Patrick’s Day at the Hoppy Monk
http://thehoppymonk.com/

Celebrate with traditional green beer, great food, and much more!

SUNDAY

The Wedding Planning : El Paso Love Affair and Bridal Expo
http://kisselpaso.com/bridal-expo-el-paso-march/

Vendors, several fashion shows, various taste-testing, live music and more. See what’s trending in the wedding world as you browse booths and find everything you need for your wedding.Fashion shows to showcase styles from David’s Bridal, Dillard’s, and Men’s Warehouse on the Mirage Ballroom stage.

The Vineyard: Irish Weekend! Free Live Music and Free Wine Tasting
http://www.zinvalle.com/

Enjoy free live music and free wine tasting. Come on out, wear your St. Pattie’s Day green and enjoy the sounds of the Sullivan Brother’s with their band 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.

About the Author

Visit El Paso

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


Last Minute LocalMarch 14, 2015

FRIDAY

The 4-day festival: Freedom Crossing St. Paddy’s Festival
http://freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com/stpatricks/

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the 4th anniversary of Shamrocks, El Paso’s only authentic Irish Pub with 4 days of music, food, beer, activities and fun! The event is free to attend and is open to the public too! Click here for directions and gate access information. The party begins at 4pm on Friday, 3/13 and continues through the weekend and then the grand finale on St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, 3/17!

The festival will take place on the promenade and will feature live music by the outdoor fireplace, great drink specials, DJ, Irish dance lessons, family activities, giveaways as well as MWR’s 10K Pub Run! Register for the Pub Run here! The bands scheduled to perform include Mainstreet, Chris Baker, Wildflower, Joe Barron Band, the El Paso Youth Symphony rock band, Irish Party Band The Hooligans, Locomotion, event headliner FUNGI MUNGLE and a daily bagpipe performance from Empyre Pipes and Drums! See the daily schedule below.

SATURDAY

Start Your Day off Right: Universal Vascular’s Tutu’s for Kidneys Inagural 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk with Health Fair
http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/UNIVERSAL-VASCULARS-TUTUS-FOR-KIDNEYS-INAUGURAL-5K-RunWalk-And-1-Mile-Walk-WITH-HEALTH-FAIR/1217/details

All runners receive cotton t-shirt. Refreshments available at finish line and prizes for the best Tutu’s will be awarded!

The Anniversary Celebration: Wyler Aerial Tramway 14th Year Anniversary Celebration
http://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/wyler-aerial-tramway-14th-year-anniversary-celebration

Join the fun and the celebration at our 14th Year Anniversary! Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park is celebrating its 14th year Anniversary since its re-opening as a State Park. We will have several exhibitors, music, food vendors, prizes and more. The event is free to the public; Tramway rides are $8.00 adults and $4.00 children.

The Outdoor Fest: St. Patrick’s Day at the Hoppy Monk
http://thehoppymonk.com/

Celebrate with traditional green beer, great food, and much more!

SUNDAY

The Wedding Planning : El Paso Love Affair and Bridal Expo
http://kisselpaso.com/bridal-expo-el-paso-march/

Vendors, several fashion shows, various taste-testing, live music and more. See what’s trending in the wedding world as you browse booths and find everything you need for your wedding.Fashion shows to showcase styles from David’s Bridal, Dillard’s, and Men’s Warehouse on the Mirage Ballroom stage.

The Vineyard: Irish Weekend! Free Live Music and Free Wine Tasting
http://www.zinvalle.com/

Enjoy free live music and free wine tasting. Come on out, wear your St. Pattie’s Day green and enjoy the sounds of the Sullivan Brother’s with their band 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.

About the Author

Visit El Paso

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


Last Minute LocalMarch 6, 2015

FRIDAY

The “Two Masterpieces-One Exhibition”: Vasil Kandinsky and Franz Marc: Expressionism and Der Blaue Reiter
http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/exhibitions/current

As a logical successor to the EPMA’s first Modern Masters Series: Highlights from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum installment that explores the beginnings of Cubism in works by Paul Cézanne and Pablo Picasso, this second Guggenheim focus installation—Vasily Kandinsky and Franz Marc: Expressionism and Der Blaue Reiter—examines the bold and colorful energy of two leaders of German Expressionism, which followed closely on the heels of Cubism as the next major modernist style of the early twentieth century.

The Photography: “Serendipity” by Miguel Seañez
http://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/elpaso/

The Consulate General of Mexico is pleased to invite the bi-national community of El Paso del Norte region to the opening of the photographic exhibition “Serendipity” by Miguel Seañez. In this collection, Seañez experiments with the unexpected result of capturing images unplanned as its main objective, enhancing the positive effect in the creative process when an artist gets used to have an open mind to new options and possibilities. In other words, this exhibition celebrates the beauty of spontaneity and mysticism that the photographer continuously gets in his artistic production as he is distracted by elements or outside the focus situations.

The “Living Laboratory”: “Science of Bowling”
http://elpasoexploreum.org/

In celebration of the USBC Championships, the El Paso Exploreum will feature an exhibit that features two bowling lanes and interactive games. The exhibit will include bowling balls, shoes, Xbox games and more.

SATURDAY

The New, Used and Antique: Provost Gun Show
https://gunshowtrader.com/gun-shows/el-paso-gun-show/

The El Maida Provost Gun Show will feature a variety of firearms, knives, coins, Southwest jewelry, military surplus, and more.

The “Bowling Alley”: United States Bowling Congress 2015 Open Championships Opening Ceremony
http://www.bowl.com/openchamp/

Free and open to the public, the USBC Open Ceremony will be held in the Convention Center at 3 pm. This tournament boasts more than 110 years of tradition and attracts bowlers from across the country each year. The 2015 event will mark the tournament’s first visit to El Paso and first trip to Texas since 2006.

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

Experience the hauntings of Concordia Cemetery and see if YOU can find activity inside El Paso’s City of the Dead. Bring your cameras and become the Ghost Hunter as you learn about the history, mystery, and lore of this historic landmark. $10 a person and all proceeds go to the cemetery for restoration and preservation purposes.

SUNDAY

The Four Wheels: Monster Jam
http://www.mosterjam.com/

Monster Jam, starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam monster trucks! The 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.

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Visit El Paso

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


Last Minute LocalFebruary 27, 2015

FRIDAY

The Workshop: Tigua Cultural Center Classes
http://www.ysletadelsurpueblo.org/html_pages.sstg?id=120&sub1=125

Learn the basics on how to make a dream catcher! Classes will be offered throughout the month of Feb.

The Texas Country: Friday at the Fire featuring Joe Barron Band (country)
http://freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com/news-and-events/

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

Tonight’s Band: Joe Barron Band
Based out of El Paso, TX, the Joe Barron Band bases its roots in Texas Country and Rock and Roll. Front man, Joe Barron, has had a passion for Texas Country that he blames on a road trip to Central Texas years back. “I had never really heard of Texas Country, but on this trip, that is the only type of music that was in my friend’s car… I was hooked”, says Barron. Since that day, Barron has had a driving passion for writing music and playing live gigs. In early 2011, Joe took the initiative to form a full band and start gigging. The musicians that make up the Joe Barron Band all come from different backgrounds musically. Blending Texas Country with these other genres is what gives the Joe Barron Band its unique style. The band has quickly made a name for themselves with their energetic live shows that captivate the audiences. They’ve shared the stage with such names as Brantley Gilbert, Josh Abbott Band, Kenny Rogers, Dwight Yoakam, Stoney LaRue, Josh Grider, Dirty River Boys, Bleu Edmonson, Eric Paslay, Matt Wayne, Curtis Grimes, Cory Morrow, John Anderson, Robert Earl Keen, and Johnny Cooper.

SATURDAY

The 3 T’s: Tales, Tails and Tots
http://www.nps.gov/cham/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=818551-452862

The fourth Saturday of each month kids ages 3-6 are invited to spend story time with Chami and a ranger. Enjoy new tales every month, from animals to adventures to ancient peoples. Chami can hardly wait, and you will love it too!

The “SUNS”: 5th Annual Students United Para Nuestara Salud Health Fair
http://www.sunshealthfair.com/

Free health care services and information will be provided, free immunizations, free bicycle helmets for children, United Blood Services blood drive, and lots of entertainment, raffle, prizes and more!

The Haunted Saloons: Downtown El Paso Ghost Tour
http://www.ghosts915.com/index.php/en/

On this haunted ghost tour, you will 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 and The Wigwam Saloon. Tour begins at the Ghosts915 Paranormal Research Center located at 108 E San Antonio.

SUNDAY

The Rink: El Paso Rhinos vs. Oklahoma City Blazers
http://elpasorhinos.com/home/

El Paso’s Junior League ice hockey team plays home games at the Sierra Providence Events Center,regular game time is 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets; $20 glass seats; $15 center line; $10 blue lines; $5 general admission

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Visit El Paso

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


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