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Last Minute LocalJanuary 29, 2016

FRIDAY

The Puck Drop: Superhero Weekend
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21750-el-paso-rhinos

Join the El Paso Rhinos for their Superhero series on January 29, 30, and 31! Some of the promotions will include:
• Superhero costume contest
• Game-worn Superhero jersey auction
• A chance to win a FREE three-day pass to EPCON
• Appearances by Emma Frost, Christina Dark and the El Paso Cosplay Girls
• Booths by El Paso Comic Con, Mayhem Comics and Andy Perez
• Free post-game public skating with the team
• Free Military tickets for all home hockey games

SATURDAY

The Nun Run: Nun Run for the Sisters of Loretto in Pakistan and for Villa Maria
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21751-loretto-academy-nun-run

Event will include a 5K Run / Walk and a family fun walk. The first 375 registered for the 5k will receive a commemorative t-shirt.

The Rose Pruning Demonstration: Ready Roses for Spring
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21807-rose-pruning-demonstration-ready-roses-for-spring
Parks and Recreation Department will present a pruning demonstration for the public.
Master Gardeners and Rose Society members will demonstrate pruning techniques for hybrid teas, grandifloras, floribundas and other rose varieties. Information on rose care and maintenance will also be available.

The Southwest Art Show: Provost Gun Show
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21747-provost-gun-show

The El Maida Provost Guard gun, small antique and Southwest art show includes new, used and antique firearms and accessories, knives, coins, Southwest jewelry, military surplus and collectibles. Food concessions available.
Show time is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Pink Floyd Tribute: Pink Droyd @ Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21670-pink-droyd-a-tribute-to-pink-floyd

With a combined Pink Floyd tribute band experience of over 40 years, Pink Droyd attempts to recreate the experience that was Pink Floyd. This live cast brings the music to life at a time when the appreciation of Pink Floyd has never been greater.

SUNDAY

The Last Sunday Hike: Hike up Ranger Peak
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21735-last-sunday-hike

We will hike 1 mile up Ranger Peak to enjoy the 360 degree view from the top. After the hike we will ride the Tramway down the mountain.

This is considered a strenuous hike due to the incline, you will be gaining 100feet in under a mile.
What to Bring: water, sturdy shoes, weather appropriate clothing, walking/hiking sticks, and your sense of adventure!

The Handcrafted Goods: La Vina Sunday Market
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21684-la-vina-sunday-market

A farmer’s market featuring local food producers with art, crafts, jams and jellies, food trucks, wine and more. Dog friendly.

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Last Minute LocalJanuary 15, 2016

FRIDAY
The Donation:
Barnett Harley-Davidson 20th Blood Drive
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21703-barnett-harley-davidson-20th-blood-drive

Help save a life today by donating blood to those in need! Daily drawings, free goody bags and a chance to win a new 2016 Harley Davidson XL883L.

The : David Bowie Tribute Night @ Bowie Feathers
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21757-david-bowie-tribute-night

Bowie Feathers says farewell to David Bowie with an unforgettable tribute night featuring DJ Rene Romo, and LawyerLady/DoctorWoman (Mo Diaz).

SATURDAY

The Festival: Tequila & Margarita Festival
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21695-tequila-margarita-festival

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino hosts the tequila and music festival, with more than 60 brands of tequila available for sampling. Live music by Blaze of Glory (The Bon Jovi Experience), Mariachi Los Toritos and Mainstreet.

The Movie and Social Night: Featuring “The Rider and The Wolf”
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21737-movie-and-social-night-the-rider-and-the-wolf
Relax with friends the night before the El Paso Puzzler Mountain Bike Race at the indoor Pavilion in McKelligon Canyon. Food trucks and a special screening of the mountain bike movie, “The Rider and the Wolf”. Social Hours 4pm-6pm, Movie Starts at 6pm.

SUNDAY

The EXPO: Days of Remembrance – Bridal / Quince / Sweet 16 Expo
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21731-days-of-remembrance-bridal-quince-sweet-16-expo

Elegant Penguin Enterprises presents the 26th Annual Winter Days of Remembrance Bridal Quince Expo at the El Paso Convention Center. This expo is the largest and longest running of its kind. With over 125 vendors who are ready to assist you and give you the best deals to help make your day, a day to remember.

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Last Minute LocalDecember 25, 2015

FRIDAY

The Football Fiesta: Sun Bowl Fan Fiesta
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21590-sun-bowl-fan-fiesta

Fans are invited to kick off the 82nd Hyundai Sun Bowl at Fan Fiesta. Admission is free and will include traditional events like the legendary battle of the university bands, pep rallies and a fireworks show that concludes the event.

SATURDAY

The 82nd Annual Bowl Game: 2015 Hyundai Sun Bowl Game
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/20398-82nd-edition-of-the-hyundai-sun-bowl-game

When teams from the ACC and Pac-12 meet on the field on December 26, 2015, it will mark the 82nd edition of one of the oldest traditions in college football history, the Hyundai Sun Bowl. This year Miami will take on Washington St. in the 2015 Sun Bowl.

The 9 Year Running Tour: Denial 3 Products presents – A Tribute to Trans-Siberian Orchestra
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21514-denial-3-products-presents-a-tribute-to-trans-siberian-orchestra

The Prophecy, a 9-year running tour, continues to gain a larger audience every year. The Denial 3 band pays tribute to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and performs some of your favorite music including songs from Christmas Eve & Other Stories, as well as The Lost Christmas Eve. Experience the power, the magic and the music. This tour brings full production, including lights, sound, and SNOW! What better way to ring in the holiday season than to come experience what everyone is talking about. A Christmas Concert Experience: The Music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

SUNDAY

The Four-Story-Tall Statue: Mount Cristo Rey Hike Through Time
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21557-mount-cristo-rey-hike-through-time

A guided hike is at noon Sunday, Dec. 27, at Mount Cristo Rey, Sunland Park, N.M. Length: 5 miles round trip (2-3 hours). Cost: $5 ($2 for children) donation requested for the Mt. Cristo Restoration Committee. Information: 542-1422. No reservation is required. A presentation on the history of the monument will be given at the summit. The four-story-tall statue of Christ on the cross was built in 1938-40 by sculptor Urbici Soler. The mountaintop is 4,576 feet above sea level, in Sunland Park, N.M., near the junction of Mexico, Texas and New Mexico. The hike is sponsored by Destination El Paso and El Paso Scene. Security is provided along the trail and in the parking lot. The 5-mile hike is easy to moderate, and is suitable for all ages. Meet at the large parking lot at the trailhead to Mt. Cristo Rey off McNutt Road (NM 273). Take the Racetrack exit off Paisano and cross the Rio Grande.

The Vineyard: Free Live Music and Wine Tasting @ Zin Valle
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21323-free-live-music-and-wine-tasting

Celebrate the upcoming New Year! Sparkling wine will be flowing! Join us Sunday, December 27th for FREE live music and FREE wine tasting. 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. Zin Valle Vineyard Hours: Friday through Monday from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. Salud!

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Last Minute LocalDecember 4, 2015

FRIDAY

Spend a Day in San Elizario

5th Annual ChristKindle Market
The 5th 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. Rain or Shine!!! Frohe Weihnachten!!
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.

Friday December 4th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday December 5th from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday December 6th from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

3rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in San Elizario
The 3rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will be held in the San Elizario Historic District. The 35 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. Rain or shine! Presented by the San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society. Santa Claus will arrive in San Elizario at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Official Lighting at 6:45 p.m.

First Friday ArtWalk & Ghost Tour
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.

SATURDAY

Spend a Day in Downtown

Downtown Artist and Farmers Holiday Market
We’re bursting with excitement over this Saturday’s Holiday Market when we move from our usual Anthony St. location and take over the new Pedestrian Pathway! We will take over the Pedestrian Pathway next to the Chihuahua’s Stadium from Santa Fe to Durango Streets with the best in local foods, gift shopping and more! We’re also changing our hours to 12-8 pm and have a jam-packed day planned complete with non-stop live entertainment 6 FREE arts and crafts booths, over 70 art and local food vendors for all of your shopping needs! Can’t wait to see you there!

Here is the full schedule for special Celebration of Lights Holiday Market.

The Photo Bus EP will be joining our holiday market this Saturday to capture your fun! Free hands-on craft stations for kids, food trucks, lots of great holiday shopping from local artists all leading into the tree lighting! This Saturday, noon to 8 on the pedestrian pathway next to the ballpark.

Evolve Federal Credit Union Celebration of Lights Program
The annual event starts at 4:30 p.m. at Cleveland Square Park, 510 N. Santa Fe Street with the agenda of activities listed below.

4:30 p.m. 1st Armored Division Band
5:00 p.m. St. Anthony’s Seminary Franciscanos Choir
5:30 p.m. Holiday Lighting Ceremony
5:55 p.m. Fireworks Display from Southwest University Park
7:15 p.m. Celebration of Lights Parade

Guest Speakers will be Mayor Oscar Leeser, Major General Stephen Twitty, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss Commanding General, Tracy Novak, El Paso Parks and Recreation Director and Ken Walters, President and CEO of evolve Federal Credit Union.

During the Celebration of Lights, staff from the El Paso Museum of History will be on hand to take visitors’ photos at the Holiday Photo Booth. These pictures will be added to the museum’s digital collection on the Digital Wall and shared on its Facebook page. The Digital Wall will be open until 9 p.m. The museum gift shop will be open until 9 p.m. and will offer 10 percent discount coupons for purchases made at the museum store. You can also warm up with free hot chocolate in the museum lobby from 6-7:30 p.m.

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Last Minute LocalNovember 20, 2015

FRIDAY

#Beatstate : UTEP Miners Hockey vs. Texas State
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21466-utep-miners-hockey-club-vs-texas-state

The UTEP Miners Hockey Club will make a home-stand this time vs Texas State. UTEP Hockey is part of the ACHA Division II.

SATURDAY

The Bow and Arrow: Archery and Atl-Atl demonstrations
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/19560-weekly-archery-and-atl-atl-demonstrations

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.

Tellebration! : The Power and Purpose of Storytelling
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21408-the-power-and-purpose-of-storytelling

Alex Mares will give a lecture on the Power and Purpose of Storytelling: Traditional Winter Navajo, Pueblo and Apache Stories.

#SticksDownPicksUp: UTEP Miners Hockey Club vs. Texas State
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21466-utep-miners-hockey-club-vs-texas-state

The UTEP Miners Hockey Club will make another home-stand this time vs Texas State. UTEP Hockey is part of the ACHA Division II.

SUNDAY

The Wellness Weekend: Feria de la Familia
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21113-feria-de-la-familia

La Feria de la Familia® provides an unparalleled experience with activities ranging from health and wellness check-ups to cooking and fitness demonstrations, creating a unique event for each market that caters specifically to the local community. Exhibitors distribute information on topics such as educational access, financial planning, home buying, immigration and community support services among others. The event also features live musical performances by local and internationally-recognized artists, as well as special appearances by Telemundo personalities.

The Wild Refuges: The Birds of the Rio Bosque Wetlands Park
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/20900-celebration-of-our-mountains

This wildlife refuge within El Paso’s city limits abounds with bird life: 242 different species have been recorded to date. By late November, extensive areas at the park should be flooded, and a nice mix of resident and migratory birds should be present. We’ll look for them on an easy 2-mile walk over level terrain suitable for all ages and levels of outdoor experience. Meet at Riverside Canal bridge. From I-10, take Americas Avenue/Loop 375 south to Pan American, turn left and travel 1.5 miles to bridge. For more information, contact John Sproul, 915-747-8663 or jsproul@utep.edu.

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