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Last Minute LocalOctober 31, 2014

FRIDAY

The “Reel Movie: Hotel Transylvania
http://sa.utep.edu/union/reel/hotel-transylvania/

Housed in the UTEP Union Cinema (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 Thursday & Friday 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

Hotel Transylvania
Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free from meddling from the human world. Over-protective of his teenage daughter, Mavis, Dracula fabricates tales of elaborate dangers to dissuade her adventurous spirit. As a haven for Mavis, he opens the Hotel Transylvania, where his daughter and some of the world’s most famous monsters Frankenstein and his bride, the Mumm, a family of werewolves, and more can kick back in safety and peace. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.

SATURDAY

Artists and community voices from the past, present, and future come together to celebrate Días de los Muertos with various festivals throughout the city.

San Elizario First Annual Dia De Los Muertos Catrina Festival & Parade
http://www.sanelizariohistoricdistrict.org/

Celebrating our culture, with a Catrina Parade and Festival. Activites include Catrina Ballet Folklorico, Poetry & Storytelling, Calavera Pistolero & Horse show, Catrina Parade & Catrina Contest, Catrina Museum Adventure, Car Show, Strolling Catrina Musicians, Charro Calavera, Vendors, Alters, Face Painting, Ghost Tour, Live Music and more.

Concordia Cemetery Dia De Los Muertos Festival
http://www.concordiacemetery.org/untitled2.html

Join Concordia Heritage Association and the Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society for a celebration of Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) featuring Ghost tours, fortune teller, exhibits, Dia de los Muertos style alters.

Dia De Los Muertos Oaxaca
https://www.facebook.com/mujerobrera

La Mujer Obrera Cafe Mayapan, 2000 Texas Ave, celebrate Day of the Dead 3pm-10pm Saturday November 1st with traditional Oaxacan cuisine, altar exhibits, dancers and music, catrina contest, danza azteca, calavera poems and more! Local produce for sale at the Mayapan Farmer’s Market. Admission is FREE.

La Fe Dia De Los Muertos Celebration
https://www.facebook.com/events/476451342497505

Admission is free. Bring your family and children to this community celebration featuring live musical and dance performances. Snacks and refreshments will be available for sale. All proceeds will benefit La Fe’s culture, arts, education, and community projects. This event is made possible thanks to support from the El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) and the Texas Commission On the Arts.

Dia De Los Muertos Mercado De Muertos 2014
http://theborderlandfridas.wix.com/home

The Borderland Fridas will present their first Dia de los Muertos event November 1st through the 2nd on the premises of The Alamo Ballroom, located in El Paso, TX. The event will take place from 10am to 8pm and will include a variety of quality local artists featuring handmade, one-of-a-kind commodities that can only be found on the borderland! Food and drink will be available for purchase. There will be live entertainment featuring musicians and dancers from the region. The event will have educational booths and activity booths for children. We invite the public to come build an altar dedicated to loved ones who have passed.

SUNDAY

The Aviation Show: Amigo Airsho
http://www.amigoairsho.org/index.sstg

Performances by the U.S. Airforce Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Dan Buchanan, Indy Boys ~ Jet Powered School Bus, Kyle Franklin – Dracula, Rfile Airshows/ G&M Airshows, and Joe Shetterly – Rifle Airshows. There will be a children’s play area, static aircraft displays, and a Tradeshow area.

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Last Minute LocalOctober 24, 2014

FRIDAY

The 5,000 Years in the Making: Indian Food Festival
http://www.epfoodfest.com/

Indian Cuisine reflects a perfect blend of the various cultures and ages. The diversity of these flavors has shaped the course of history. Come discover for yourself and immerse the entire family in Indian food, art, and dance during three fun filled days that you will embrace forever.

SATURDAY

The Junior Ride: Kidical Mass
https://www.facebook.com/velopaso?ref=br_tf

Join VeloPaso for a one mile easy ride that loops through downtown from the farmers market. 30 minutes before the ride we will have a short rules of the road instruction and bike check. Any ages with adult supervision are welcome. Please bring bikes that safely accommodate all members of your family, helmets, water bottles and comfortable clothing.

The Altars: El Dia de Los Muertos Festival
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/history/default.asp

The museum will be receiving Calaveritas (Halloween Poems) in English and Spanish to display in one of our galleries and will be also hosting Altares de Muertos (Altars) from different organizations.

The Tragedy of King Richard III: Shakespeare on the Rocks
http://www.nps.gov/cham/planyourvisit/index.htm

Richard III is a historical play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1592. It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of Richard III of England. The play is grouped among the histories in the First Folio and is most often classified as such. Showtime is 7 pm.

SUNDAY

The Cross on the Mountain: Annual Mt. Cristo Rey Hike
http://www.mtcristorey.com/events

The annual pilgrimage celebrates the Christian feast of Christ the King. It begins with a procession led by the Bishops of the Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces and El Paso. A mass is conducted at the top of the mountain. Some of the faithful make the journey barefooted, or even on their knees. The 5-mile hike is easy to moderate, and is suitable for all ages. Hats, good hiking shoes and sunscreen strongly recommended. No pets allowed.

The Canine Walk: Howl-O-Wenie Dog Walk
http://www.petsaliveelpaso.org/10th-annual-howl-o-wine-dog-walk-at-la-vintildea-mdash-oct-26th.html

Pets Alive El Paso will host its 10th annual fall dog walk noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., with a 1-mile dog walk at 1 p.m. around the grounds of La Viña Winery, as well as music, costume contests for dogs, prizes, food vendors, pet-related products and gifts for sale. Cost: $15 for one dog, $20 for two dogs in advance; $20 for one dog, $25 for two dogs at the event. No more than two dogs per person.
Pets Alive El Paso is a non-profit corporation working to make El Paso a No-Kill community, offering spay/neuter Programs for the companion animals of lower-income families in El Paso; and for free-roaming cats through the El Paso Feral Cats Program.

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


Last Minute LocalOctober 17, 2014

FRIDAY

The Annual Street Party: Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Red Ribbon Block Party
http://www.ysletadelsurpueblo.org/event_detail.sstg?id=203

Hosted by the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program, this annual block party is rich in Pueblo history and tradition.

SATURDAY

The Rock Basin Festival: 20th Annual Interpretive Fair
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/calendar/annual-interpretive-fair-first-day

Attractions of the two-day event will include Native American dancing and drumming; folklorico and matachine dancers; pictograph, birding and nature tours; atl-atl throwing for kids; information booths; and food for sale. There will be an evening program for everyone to enjoy, and also a birding tour at 8 a.m. Admission to the Interpretive Fair is free; no need to reserve ahead. Walk-ins welcome!

The Haunted Festival: Southwest Horrorfest
http://www.ghosts915.com/index.php/en/component/jevents/icalrepeat.detail/2014/10/18/33/-/southwest-horrorfest?filter_reset=1

Ladies and gentlemans, Ghoblins and Ghouls: This is an event like no other. This event is dedicated to all the horror fans out there. There will be live bands, vendors, a skateboard competition, food, performers, children activities and a children’s costume contest during the day.Not to mention, the best adult costume contest and halloween party in the evening. Doors open at 10 am.

SUNDAY

The Fall Extravaganza: 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 Buffalo Soldier: Unveiling of the Fifth Historic Sculpture
http://www.sanelizariohistoricdistrict.org/

The San Elizario Historic District presents the unveiling of the fifth historic Buffalo Soldier sculpture honoring the 9th Calvary.

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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 LocalOctober 10, 2014

FRIDAY

The Backyard BBQ: Bliss Brews & Que
http://freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com/bliss-brews-que/

Bliss, Brews & Que is the ONLY Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) Sanctioned event on a U.S. military installation. Not just any installation, but Fort Bliss, Texas, one of the largest in the United States. A weekend celebrating some of America’s favorites….blues music, good brews, delicious barbeque, and the United States Army. Free and open to the public!

SATURDAY

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

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department, in coordination with the private sector and the El Paso Community Foundation, will host its 7th annual Chalk the Block festival.
In seven years, Chalk The Block has become one of El Paso’s premiere events drawing over 30,000 people annually and celebrating the power of the arts to reimagine downtown! Each year, about 200 artists working in all disciplines participate in three days of creativity. From serious art junkies to people just looking for a cool way to experience downtown, Chalk The Block has you covered!

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SUNDAY

The Walk along Scenic Drive: Sprint for Sparks 5k Race
http://www.ttuhsc.edu/studentservices/organizations/plfsga2017.aspx

The TTUHSC Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at El Paso is organizing their 1st Annual Sprint for Sparks 5K Run, which is scheduled for October 12, 2014 at 8 a.m. along Scenic Drive. The goal of the 5K is to raise money for the Sparks Housing Development Corporation. The community center promotes education and healthy living by holding English, GED, Zumba, and Yoga classes, making it an asset to the community. Due to the importance and high demand of these services, the Sparks Community Center is in desperate need of a building expansion, and we are hoping to use the funds from the 5K to provide the materials needed for this project. There will be registration on race day (cash only).

The Pow Wow: 5th Annual Rockin the Rez
https://www.facebook.com/rockingtherez?ref=br_tf

Experience the rich heritage through dance and song.

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Last Minute LocalSeptember 26, 2014

FRIDAY

The $5 Sale: Giant $5 Jewelry Sale
https://www.facebook.com/UMCFoundation

Over 16,000 square feet of Top Brand Name Merchandise as seen in your favorite specialty shops and leading department stores. Over 100,00 items to choose from! Every item $5 only. Kids under 18 free with paid adult.
Powered by UMC Foundation Volunteer Corps, Teen Corps and Kids Corps! All proceeds benefit families in need right here at home.

The Cowboy Camp: Movies in the Canyon presented by Rudolph
http://elpasolive.com/moviesinthecanyon

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. No outside food or beverages brought in.

Tonight’s Movie: Toy Story 2
When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends vow to rescue him, but Woody finds the idea of immortality in a museum tempting.

SATURDAY

The Family Fun Day: WIRED! Presented by the Rubin Center
http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=academics.utep.edu/visualarts

Come join the Rubin Center for Wired: a Jewelry Making Studio Art Lab Family Day! We will host a variety of 3D arts and crafts based on jewelry making that will complement our exhibitions. We will have yoga for kids and activities in the galleries. All ages are welcome. Free and open to the public.

The Adventure Continues: Movies in the Canyon presented by Rudolph
http://elpasolive.com/moviesinthecanyon

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. No outside food or beverages brought in.

Tonight’s Movie: Toy Story 3
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it’s up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren’t abandoned and to return home.

SUNDAY

The Mile Long Climb: Last Sunday Hike: Sombrero Hike
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/franklin-mountains

Join us for this mile long hike up Ranger Peak and then relax with the view from the top of the mountain. Make sure to bring water, sturdy shoes, appropriate clothing and a sombrero!

The Chicano Community Celebration: Lincoln Park Day
915-204-1584 or lincolnparkcc@aol.com

Lincoln Park Day is an annual Chicano art and art show celebrating Lincoln Park Day that was proclaimed by the City of El Paso on September 20, 2009 and is the highlight of the Lincoln Park Conservation Committee’s annual events. The event features local and regional Chicanos artists from El Paso, Texas, Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua and surrounding communities. Also on display will be various low-riders, and antique custom cards participating in a car show hosted by the Latin Pride Car Club. Mural unveilings have been added, as well as presentations by artists and special guest speakers. Live music, food and traditional Danza Azteca, Matachines and Folklorico dancers will be part of the festivities.

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


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