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Last Minute LocalJune 26, 2015

FRIDAY

The Two-Day Festival: Downtown Street Festival
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/19855-downtown-street-festival

This two-day festival will take over the Convention Center Plaza, the Abraham Chavez Theatre, Arts Festival Plaza, Santa Fe Street, Main Street, and San Francisco Street. Rob Zombie and Weezer and the official headlining acts for StreetFest 2015.

Five unique stages highlight many genres of music including country, alternative, decades, Latin and indie rock. Rob Zombie will perform on the Budweiser main stage on Friday night and Weezer on Saturday night.

Tickets for the festival are available by day, or you can purchase a two-day combo ticket. Tickets are on sale now at all ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com, Charge-By-Phone 800-745-3000 and at the Plaza Theatre Box Office.

SATURDAY

The Adoption: Animal Rescue League Pet Adoptions @ Ardovinos Desert Crossing Farmers Market
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/20421-animal-rescue-league-pet-adoptions

Join us the last Saturday of the month from May-October as we welcome the Animal Rescue League of El Paso. Give your new family member a forever home.

The Master Gardeners: Patio Talks @ Ardovinos Desert Crossing Farmers Market
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/20409-patio-talks-master-gardeners

The El Paso Master Gardeners will resume Patio Talks at 8:30am. This weekend’s subject: Self-watering containers

The Inaugural Celebration: Reptilia
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/20576-reptilia

It is hot to be cold blooded at the El Paso Zoo’s Reptilia. Slither out to this inaugural celebration of reptiles, lizards and more! 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28. Have an up close encounter with reptiles that are SCALY, NOT SCARY! Enjoy arts and craft activities, special up close and personal reptile encounters, baby T-Rex, Safari Rama, and special “Meet the Keepers”.

The Musical Extravaganza: Viva! El Paso
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/20258-viva-el-paso-returns-to-mckelligon-canyon

A locally produced outdoor musical extravaganza, each VIVA! performance chronicles the 400 year history and cultural evolution of the El Paso region. The show is performed each Friday and Saturday night from June 19 to August 8.

TEXAS BARBEQUE DINNER tickets may be purchased in advance (by Noon Fridays) and include: Adults @ $20: BBQ beef brisket, Chile rubbed pork ribs w/smoked sausage & baked beans, roasted corn served with Cole slaw and jalapeno corn bread, lemonade and a cinnamon sugar churro. Children 12 & under @ $13: BBQ beef sandwich w/roasted corn and Cole slaw, lemonade and a cinnamon sugar churro.

Tickets for show and dinner will be available separately at all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com, the Plaza Theatre Box Office, or charge-by-phone 800-745-3000.

SUNDAY
The Trail: Last Sunday Hike
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/20498-last-sunday-hike

Let’s celebrate all of our Dads with a hike! Join us for this guided hike at the Tramway! We will hike up Directisimo and over the top to the B-36 crash overlook.

The Farmers Market: La Vina Sunday Market
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/20054-la-vina-sunday-market

Local artisans and crafters, fresh in season produce, food trucks, wine tasting and live music on the patio in the summer. Come Sunday picnic with us!

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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 LocalJune 19, 2015

FRIDAY

The Flamenco Influence: Alfresco! Fridays featuring Sangre Gitana
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/20121-alfresco-friday-sangre-gitana

Alfresco! Friday’s celebrates the 12th Anniversary in 2014 at its new location at the Convention Center Plaza! 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.

The Outdoor Musical: Viva El Paso
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/20258-viva-el-paso-returns-to-mckelligon-canyon

A locally produced outdoor musical extravaganza, each VIVA! performance chronicles the 400 year history and cultural evolution of the El Paso region. The show is performed each Friday and Saturday night from June 19 to August 8.

TEXAS BARBEQUE DINNER tickets may be purchased in advance (by Noon Fridays) and include: Adults @ $20: BBQ beef brisket, Chile rubbed pork ribs w/smoked sausage & baked beans, roasted corn served with Cole slaw and jalapeno corn bread, lemonade and a cinnamon sugar churro. Children 12 & under @ $13: BBQ beef sandwich w/roasted corn and Cole slaw, lemonade and a cinnamon sugar churro.
Tickets for show and dinner will be available separately at all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com, the Plaza Theatre Box Office, or charge-by-phone 800-745-3000.

SATURDAY

The Dad’s Day Run: 32nd Annual La Fe Father’s Day Run
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/20520-la-fe-father-s-day-run

Show your family what you’re made of, on Father’s Day, at this special event! Designed to focus on healthy lifestyles and the competitive nature in ALL of us. Join in on the fun and challenge your dad to an epic race.

The : Jr. Ranger Saturday
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/20505-jr-ranger-Saturday

“Explore, Learn, and Protect!” The Junior Ranger motto is recited by children around the country; each taking an oath of their own to protect parks, continue to learn about parks, and share their own ranger story with friends and family. The third Saturday of each month kids ages 5-11 are invited to come have fun while learning about nature, cultures and Chamizal history with a park ranger. Activities vary and may include games, walks, experiments and crafts. Meet at the Cultural Center information desk. Program and materials are free!

The Country Music: Dancing in the City featuring Abe Mac Band
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/19316-dancing-in-the-city

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

SUNDAY

The Concert at the Vineyard: Zin Valle featuring J. Cordova Band
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/20402-free-live-music-and-free-wine-tasting

Happy Father’s Day! Please join us Sunday, June 21st to enjoy the sounds of the J. Cordova Band. These guys are great! Strumming and singing songs from the 80’s, 90’s and more recent hits to perfection! Bring a picnic, your family and friends and enjoy the day at Zin Valle Vineyards. Music is 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Tribute Concert: Music Under the Stars featuring La Flor (Selenda Tribute)
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/20452-music-under-the-stars-2015

The 32nd Annual Music Under the Stars Concert Series, sponsored by the City of El Paso Museum &Cultural Affairs Department, returns June 7th and will run through July. Extra parking is available at the zoo with a free shuttle running from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. Please note that pets are not allowed in the park during these events. The following are not permitted in “the bowl” event area but may be done in other parts of the park: throwing or kicking games (balls, frisbees, etc.), smoking, and grills. Bicycles may only be used on roads and “red gravel” trails, and scooters, skates and other similar vehicles are not allowed. During the months of June, July and August, bringing alcohol onto the Memorial grounds is prohibited. During these events, it may be available for purchase from approved vendors inside the park. Sundays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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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 LocalJune 12, 2015

FRIDAY

The Jazz Night: Alfresco! Fridays featuring Billy Townes
http://elpasolive.com/alfrescofridays

Alfresco! Friday’s celebrates the 12th Anniversary in 2014 at its new location at the Convention Center Plaza! 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.

SATURDAY

The Bow & Arrow: Weekly Archery and Atl-Atl Demonstrations
https://archaeology.elpasotexas.gov/events/2015/2/28/atl-atl-and-archery-demonstration

These demonstrations are put on by the Citadel of the Southern Pass, Local Chapter of the Society of Creative Anachronism for the Archery and the El Paso Museum of Archaeology for the atl-atl and are open to public participation. Trained and authorized safety Marshalls are present so archers are welcome to bring their own recurve and long bows as well (no compound bows are allowed on the range). Also the Museum staff is on hand to teach visitors how to use the atl-atl on a separate atl-atl range.

The Sci-Fi Fest: Sun City Comic Con and Film Fest
http://suncityscifi.com/

Sun City SciFi’s family oriented Science Fiction Convention, with celebrity guests, including Star Wars voice actor Matthew Wood (General Grievous) artists alley, vendors and more. Guest of honor is DC comic artist and El Paso native Carlos D’Anda.

The Yappy Hour: Barks & Bones
https://www.hselpaso.org/events/barks-and-bones-yappy-hour/06-13-2015

Join the HSEP every second Saturday of the month at Barfly for Barks and Bones Yappy Hour! 10% of the revenue generated between 6pm and 8pm will be donated to the Humane Society of El Paso!

The Tribute Band: Van Halen, the Sammy Hagar Years
http://speakingrockentertainment.com/events

Open 24 hours a day 7 days a week! Smoking and non smoking areas available, and 50 HD TVS throughout the facility. Enjoy a full service restaurant and BAR. 18 and over always welcome inside and to any of our Shows Concerts and events.

SUNDAY

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

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

The Country Music: Music Under the Stars featuring Dirty River Boys
http://www.nps.gov/cham/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=867398-452862

The 32nd Annual Music Under the Stars Concert Series, sponsored by the City of El Paso Museum &Cultural Affairs Department, returns June 7th and will run through July. Extra parking is available at the zoo with a free shuttle running from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. Please note that pets are not allowed in the park during these events. The following are not permitted in “the bowl” event area but may be done in other parts of the park: throwing or kicking games (balls, frisbees, etc.), smoking, and grills. Bicycles may only be used on roads and “red gravel” trails, and scooters, skates and other similar vehicles are not allowed. During the months of June, July and August, bringing alcohol onto the Memorial grounds is prohibited. During these events, it may be available for purchase from approved vendors inside the park.

Today we take the roadshow north to Chicago at The Bottom Lounge. Excited for our first time at this venue.

Posted by The Dirty River Boys on Thursday, October 16, 2014

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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 LocalMay 28, 2015

FRIDAY

The Tejano Band: Alfresco! Friday’s featuring Exito
http://elpasolive.com/alfrescofridays

Alfresco! Friday’s celebrates the 12th Anniversary in 2014 at its new location at the Convention Center Plaza! 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.

The Party on the Patio: The Fox presents The Nova/Abe Mac Band
http://www.923thefox.com/party-patio/

Party on the Patio features live bands every Friday! First band plays from 6-9 pm and the second from 9:30 pm-12:30 am.

SATURDAY

The 1 Mile Fun Walk/5K Competitive: 13th Annual Walk/Run for Families in Crisis
http://raceadventuresunlimited.com/13th-Annual-WalkRun-For-Families-In-Crisis/1128/details

Help us make this year’s event the BIGGEST we’ve ever had! Saturday, May 30th, 8am, Sunland Park Racetrack. Enter either the 1mile fun walk or the 5k competitive run! Entry fee is the same for both events! All proceeds raised stay in El Paso to help the children of the Lee & Beulah Moor Children’s Home. There will be a pre-race Zumba warm-up, bands, cheerleaders, and so much more!

The Backyard: Art a la Cart
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008713127793&fref=ts

Enjoy vendors, entertainment and food. Open Air Yoga in the backyard is at 9 a.m.

The Roller Skates: El Paso Roller Derby
http://www.elpasorollerderby.com/

Hey, ?ElPaso?! Don’t forget about ??ElPasoRollerDerby?’s home game coming up this Saturday at our new location at The Field House at Market, 6827 Market Ave.

Doors Open at 5:30pm, first whistle blows at 6pm! Get a good seat! Our traveling team, the ??TexPistols?, will be facing off against PPDD’s Slamazons of Colorado Springs.

SUNDAY

The Annual Feast: Feast in the Middle East
http://www.feastofthemiddleeast.com/about.html

Known as Feast of the Middle East, this is the 48th annual festival held by the members of El Paso’s St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church. Over 30 members of the St. George Ladies Society prepare for the feast as early as March to ensure they can feed over 10,000 people. The parish first opened in 1951 on North Florence Street before moving to its current location in 2003. Its roots are primarily in Orthodox Christians of Arab descent, but the past decades have seen its members diversify as numerous people from different backgrounds have converted and are now members of the church. “Feast of the Middle East, an event experience like no other in El Paso.”

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Visit El Paso

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


Last Minute LocalMay 15, 2015

FRIDAY

The Latin Band: Alfresco! Friday featuring Radio La Chusma
http://elpasolive.com/alfrescofridays

Alfresco! Friday’s celebrates the 12th Anniversary in 2014 at its new location at the Convention Center Plaza! 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.

Tonight’s Band: Radio La Chusma

Radio La Chusma is, first and foremost, a reggae band, but the band also incorporates cumbia, Afro Cuban music, and world beat rhythms that are a combination of all of the above. In fact, the band is a veritable word beat encyclopedia of sounds. A shining representation of the borderland not because it adheres to any one localized style, Radio La Chusma inhabits many. It is a band at the crossroads, with a style and sound that crosses borders and cultures with ease. They sing in English, Spanish and Spanglish. Their sound is an infectious mix of Caribbean and South American sounds aimed at a mainstream American audience. TJ English (Author, Journalist NYC)

The “Bi-cycles:” The Tweed Ride
http://elpasobikemonth.com/

Celebrate an evening of jolly fun, local craft drink enjoyment, the use of your own mechanical bi-cycles, and the fantastic company of friends and foes alike. This participatory evening will see us visit some of our most respected drinking establishments, thus we do require that you are of age for this joy ride. List of such locations is to be revealed in the coming days.

SATURDAY

The Market: Armed Forces Day @ Ardovino’s Farmers Market
http://ardovinos.com/

Join us in celebrating the Military for Armed Forces Day. Active Military and Vets will enjoy a free stack of pancakes with Military I.D. (Limit 1 per person.) The Color Guard from Franklin High School ROTC will present the colors. Brunch from 9am-2:30pm. Special military discount from our Farmers’ Market vendors.
Enjoy an ever increasing selection of locally grown spring and summer organic and pesticide free produce, along with all natural eggs, beef, pork, lamb and goat, native plants for garden and yard, salsas, baked goods, and unique artisan goods.

Yoga classes every Saturday at 9:00 am. Weekly events include kids’ tent activities, educational talks, Master Gardner talks and live music.

Bring your well behaved pet and enjoy a cup of coffee, house made pastries and fresh squeezed juices on the patio. Brunch available from 9:00 am-2:30pm.

The Great Outdoors: 5th Annual National Kids to Parks Day
http://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/5th-annual-national-kids-to-parks-day

Join Texas Parks and Wildlife, El Paso Parks and Recreation, and the National Park Service and kids across America for a fun day of outdoor activities! National Kids to Parks Day empowers kids and encourages families to get outdoors and visit America’s parks. We’ll have activities, games and demonstrations for the whole family to enjoy!

The Musicians: Miller Lite El Paso Blues and Jazz Festival
http://www.epbluesandjazz.org/

The festival hosts a variety of international, national, local and regional performers and provides a comfortable festival setting, professional workshops, an artist merchandise area and affordable crafts, food and beverage vendors.

SUNDAY

The County Jail: Bill the Kid Breakout Show
http://www.sanelizariohistoricdistrict.org/

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 1:00 & 3:00 PM.

The Artisans: Mission Trail Art Market
https://www.facebook.com/MissionTrailArtMarket

The Mission Trail Art Market is in its 7th 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.

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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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