August 2017

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Alameda Auto Electric Car Show — The 2nd annual car show benefiting Child Crisis Center of El Paso is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 30, at Sunland Park Mall, 750 Sunland Park Drive, with music, entertainment and door prizes. Bring sunscreen and water. General admission is free; vehicle registration: $20 online by July 23 at Day of show registration is $25. Information: 704-7953.
  Complimentary car picture to any entrant courtesy of Black Productions, Inc.

RWVA Appleseed Clinic — Revolutionary War Veterans Association of El Paso will host an intensive, fundamental two-day rifle marksmanship course 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5-6, at Mission Del Paso Campus, 10700 Gateway East of EPCC. Open to all shooting sport enthusiasts. Families welcome. Class size restricted. Cost: $60; $20 active military, Guard, Reserves, LEO, disabled, youth, elected officials. Information: Website:
  The two-day event will include instruction on firearms safety, proper marksmanship techniques, and lots of live fire practice. Students will also have the opportunity to earn the Rifleman patch by shooting a qualifying score on the Appleseed Qualification Test (AQT). In addition to expert marksmanship instruction, students will hear historical storytellers passionately share the Three Strikes of the Match, a series of three pivotal events that ignited the Revolutionary War.

El Paso’s International Festival —  Latino El Paso hosts the celebration of world music styles 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at New Underground Lounge, 500 San Francisco (inside and outside), with merengue, bachata, salsa, cumbias and reggaeton sounds, vendors, food trucks, drinks, dominos, jumping balloons, mechanical bull and more. All ages event. Admission: $10 (free for age 10 and younger). Information: or on Facebook.
  Performers include Dj Geezee, La Guira, Sobredosis, Sonora Skandalo, Dj Beto and Dj Kraze.

Import-Dub Autoshow — The 3rd annual indoor/outdoor show is noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at El Paso County Coliseum, hosted by Western Tech and Allstate. Categories include imports, domestic tuners, domestic sports, muscle cars and more. Food trucks, vendor and exhibit booths, beer garden, dance competition and entertainment also featured. Admission: $5 (age 12 and younger free). Information: 449-1032 or
  Preregistration for indoors show is $40 in advance only; limited to 60 vehicles; move-in time is 7 to 10 a.m.; must disconnect battery; 1/4 tank of gas; no loud music from vehicles).
  Preregistration for outdoors: $25 ($30 day of show). Move in time is 7 to 11:30 a.m.

Fiesta de San Lorenzo — The annual fiesta at San Lorenzo Catholic Church in Clint is noon to midnight Friday through Sunday, Aug. 11-13. Admission is free to all events. Information: 851-2255 or
  This year, the fiesta will host the Yup’ik  dancers from Bethel, Alaska Saturday and Sunday.
  One of El Paso County’s oldest traditions, the event includes food, games, rides, matachines, loteria and live music throughout the weekend. The event traditionally attracts more than 10,000 people each day.
  Procession is about 4 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, with mass at 6 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  To get there, take the Clint exit from I-10 and follow the Mission Trail signs.

John Wesley Hardin’s Demise — The Concordia Heritage Association’s John Wesley Hardin “Secret Society” annual commemoration is 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Concordia Cemetery, 3700 Yandell. The event marks the infamous gunslinger’s 1895 fatal shooting with a special gravesite ceremony and reenactment by Six Guns and Shady Ladies and historians. There will also be the annual “Toast to John Wesley.” Short ghost tour follows. Bring lawn chairs, flashlight and closed-toe shoes. Old West attire encouraged. Admission: $5 ($2 military, students, seniors; free for age 11 and younger). Information: 581-7920, 591-2326 or
  The historic Central El Paso cemetery is between Yandell and Gateway West east of Copia. Proceeds from the event benefit the preservation and restoration of the cemetery, including the recently added Military Memorial.
  Hardin moved to El Paso in 1895 after his release from prison. He was shot to death in Aug. 19, 1895, by Constable John Selman. Hardin was 42, and claimed to have killed 30 men.

Vista College Car Show — The 4th annual car show benefiting the American Heart Association is 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Vista College, 6101 Montana. Setup is 7:30 to 10 a.m. Awards at 1:30 p.m. Music, food and drinks and kids’ activities. A 50/50 raffle also held. Spectator admission is free. Information: Robert, 208-2293 or Eddie, 203-5557.
  Entry fee for participants: $25; hotrods, muscle cars, low riders, trucks, domestic, rat rods, motor cycles and imports welcome.

St. Nicholas Greek Food Festival — The 31st annual festival of vibrant Greek culture is Aug. 25-27 at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, 124 S. Festival. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free; advance food ticket online for $20 with POC; $22 when purchased pre-festival. Information: 833-0882, 539-1491 or on Facebook at EP Greek Food Fest.
  Food is always the star of the show at the Greek Festival, including chicken and lamb entrees, shishkabobs and more, as well as baklava and other pastries, plus ice cream and baklava sundaes.
 Wines and souvenirs sold in the country store, Greek music and dancing entertainment with Greek and Mediterranean dancers.

Minerpalooza 2017 — UTEP’s 27th annual back-to-school bash and pep rally 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 1, in P-9 parking lot on the UTEP campus. The family friendly event features fall sports teams, games, information booths and appearances by UTEP athletes, along with live entertainment and family activities. Admission is free; food and some activities sold separately. Miner game tickets will be sold. Entertainment to be announced. Information: 747-5648, or on Facebook.

Great American Rockabilly Riot — The 6th annual Kustom Kulture Extravaganza, hosted by Hardknocks Car Club, is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3, at El Paso County Coliseum, with a Kustom Car and Motorcycle Show, a Classic Pin-Up Contest, Vendors, Food Trucks, Adult Beverages, and a Kiddie Corral. Portion of the proceeds go towards charities. All ages welcome; age 12 and younger free. Tickets: $20 per day; $35 for both days(Ticketmaster). Information, pin-up pageant and car show registration
  New this year is a Lucky 13 Gaming Area presented by Dave and Busters, local and national tattoo artists, fashion shows, roller derby, and a car parts swap.
  Saturday’s headliner is Tiger Army, with Gamblers Marks, Reno Divorce, Sorry About You Sister and Fixed Idea.
 Sunday’s Headliners are The Paladins with The Octanes, Star Mountain Dreamers, The Devotions and The Pinsetters.

Last Thursdays — The Downtown monthly evening art walk includes nearly two dozen pubs, restaurants, stores and galleries.  Admission is free to most events. Information:

Southern New Mexico

Kids Expo 2017 — The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department hosts its annual family expo for all ages 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Plaza de Las Cruces, with celebrates the summer with games, contests, giveaways, arts and crafts, food vendors, and music.  Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2455.
  Information will be provided on extracurricular activities and services that are available for youth in the Las Cruces area. Local businesses, groups, and agencies will provide information about their services.

Old Lincoln Days — The 77th annual celebration of Lincoln’s Wild West heritage is Aug. 4-6 in Lincoln, N.M., a restored Western town famous for the bloody Lincoln County Wars of 1878 and the escape of Billy the Kid after he was sentenced to die by hanging. The town, maintained by the Lincoln State Monument and Lincoln County Heritage Trust, is on U.S. 380 about 30 minutes from Ruidoso. The event features, vendors, food, living history demonstrations, wagon rides and more 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with a parade at 11 a.m. Sunday. Information: (575) 653-4372 or or on Facebook.
  The “Last Escape of Billy the Kid” folk pageant is 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday on the pageant grounds. Pageant admission: $10 ($6 ages 6-12; free for age 5 and younger).

Art & Wine in the Cool Pines — The wine and art festival is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5-6, at Sacramento Mountain Historical Museum in Cloudcroft, N.M. with art, wine, food and live music by Bo Rivers and Gloria Woods. Tickets per day: $12 in advance; $15 at the door (includes wine glass). Information: Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce, (575) 682-2733 or

Lincoln County Fair — The 64th annual fair is Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 9-12, at the County Fairgrounds at 5th and Hwy 48 in Capitan, N.M. (north of Ruidoso), featuring exhibits in several livestock categories. Admission is free. Information: (575) 648-2311 or

Carrizozo Festival and Artists’ Studio Tour — The 3rd annual festival and artists’ studio tour is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12-13, throughout Carrizozo, N.M. with live music and dance, a street dance and fireworks Saturday. All events are free and family friendly. Look for streamers marking the locations. Information: (575) 336-4061 or on Facebook at Carrizozo Works or Carrizozo Art.
  Festival parade is 10 a.m. Saturday,  down 12th Street, ending at McDonald Park, for children’s activities, crafts booths and food trucks.
  Sites include MoMaZoZo at the Lyric ComplexU, the restorative project by artists Mike Lagg and Paula Wilson; the new Carrizozo Library that now houses the Lincoln County Historical Society’s archives, as well as restaurants and businesses on Highway 54.
A historical homes tour is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Otero County Fair — The 78th annual fair and rodeo is Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 16-19 at the fairgrounds in Alamogordo, N.M. with various livestock shows, exhibits, a frontier village, amusement rides, queen pageant, a pet show and more. Information: (575) 434-0788 or
  The fairgrounds are off U.S. 54 on the north side of town, across from White Sands Mall.
  Ranch rodeo performances are 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, followed by country street dances at 10 p.m. Admission: $8 general admission ($3 ages 12 and younger); available at the gate only. Reserve seats: $12.
  Parade is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, along Tenth Street.

The Great SW UN-Eclipse RV Rally — The NM Museum of Space History hosts a multi-day rally highlighting Otero County destinations Friday through Monday, Aug. 18-21, coinciding with the total solar eclipse Aug. 21, with motor coach tours to White Sands National Monument, Cloudcroft and other area attractions, along with catered dinners, museum tours, a model rocket building class, star party, movie under the stars and more. The last day wraps up with model rocket launching in the morning, followed by an eclipse presentation in the theater and a live NASA feed of the eclipse as it happens.
  In Alamogordo, totality will be at roughly 72 percent and will last just about a minute and a half. Attendees who are amateur astronomers are encouraged to bring their telescopes for the star party.
  Registration fees include on-site dry camping, motor coach tours, admission fees, three dinners, one lunch, model rockets, and activity fees. Tickets: $310 ($285 museum members), $570 couples ($540 members), $285 ages 12-18 ($275 members) and $150 age 11 and younger ($125 members). All proceeds benefit the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation. Information: (575) 437-2840, 1-877-333-6589, or on Facebook.

Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta — The 37th annual regatta is 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-20 at Lions Beach, Elephant Butte Lake State Park. Events include competitions, mass ascension of hot-air balloons, vendors, arts and crafts, food, music and balloon-boat relay and more. Park entrance fee applies. Information: (575) 744-5923, or on Facebook.

New Mexico Flavor Fest — Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-20, at Eagle Creek Outdoor Sports Complex, in Ruidoso, featuring more than 40 New Mexico beers and wine, food, including barbecue, Mexican foods, tacos, and green chile cheeseburgers, as well as live performers, body art, live art, fashion shows, prizes, family activities and more. Tickets: $23-$30; camp sites are $10-$40; kids 12 and younger admitted free (must be accompanied by paying adult). VIP lounge offered; $75. Information: (844) 524-7253 or
  Live music by Red Light Cameras, CW Ayon with Trio, Homegrown Boyz, Tradd Tiddwell, Delany Davis, Malachi Martin, Seek the Fire, DJ B-Fresh and DJ Randee.

Run to the Copper Country Car Show – The 25th annual car show is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Gough Park in Silver City, N.M., with vendors, refreshments, raffles, oldies music and a trophy winner parade. Sponsored by Copper Country Cruizers. Admission is free; registration is $35 per car. Information/registration: (575) 313-9700, (575) 574-2186 or or on Facebook.
  Registration is 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Holiday Inn Express, 1103 Superior, with a hot dog burn at 5:30 p.m. and Oldies dance 6 to 8 p.m.
  The Cruizers are a family oriented auto club, limited to vehicles from 1973 and earlier.

Great American Duck Race — The 38th annual running of the ducks is Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 24-27, in Deming, N.M. This year’s theme is “Race the Rail.” Admission is free for spectators, and anyone can be a duck racer for just $5. The ducks are provided; don’t bring one. Call for entry forms. Information: (888) 345-1125, (575) 544-0469 or
  The Tournament of Ducks Parade is at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Deming.
  Live Duck Races and Water Races are noon to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday at McKinley Duck Downs. Duck Race eliminations and finals are 3 p.m. Sunday.
  Other events include Duck Royalty Pageants Thursday, carnival and vendors daily, hot air balloon rally, 5K race, outhouse races, tortilla toss and more.

Las Cruces Comic Con — Actors Gary Busey and Mindy Sterling are featured guests for Las Cruces Comic Con 2017 Aug. 25-27, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E University, Las Cruces, with an artists alley, autographs and photo ops, crafting, panel discussions, seminars and workshops, gaming and more. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 Friday; $25 Saturday; $20 Sunday; $50 three-day pass or $80 VIP pass (prices at the door increase by $5). Ages 10 and younger free. Information: (575) 405-0461 or or on Facebook.
  Featured artist is Patrick Ballesteros, known for his nostalgic pop culture paintings.
  Other guests include artist David Finch, writer Meredith Finch, Ming Chen of “Comic Book Men,’ and actor Dante Basco.
  Costume contest is 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. Online registration ends Aug. 1 (no on-site registration).

The Las Cruces Fun Hunt — The 24-hour scavenger hunt hosted by Las Cruces Event Planning is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 26-27. Teams of up to 8 people get a list of about 250 tasks of things to do, find, take pictures of, etc. Each task is worth a set amount of points determined by the time it takes and difficulty of the task. Completed tasks will be documented and submitted via Instagram with a hashtag for each participating team. The team that racks up the most points at the end of the 24 hours wins. Any age may compete, but there must be at least one person 18-years-old or older on each team. Awards and locations to be announced. Cost: $150 per tem by 4 p.m. Aug. 1; $175 per team after. Information: (575) 522-1232, or
  Registration day is 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. All teams must  attend registration day, whether or not they have completed early registration. When teams receive their scavenger hunt list, their 24 hours begin. A Finish Line Festival completes the event with food, and arts and crafts vendors, kids area and award ceremony. Time and location to be determined.
  Mail payment (check or money order) and registration form to: Las Cruces Fun Hunt, 250 Cotorro Ct., Las Cruces, NM 88005.

Cottonwood Festival — The 27th annual Labor Day Weekend arts and craft festival is Sept. 1-3, in Alameda Park, alongside White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70) in Alamogordo. The event offers arts and crafts, entertainment, dancers, food, carnival rides, beer garden and more.  Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.  Admission is free. Information: Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce, (575) 437-6120, 1-800-826-0294 or

Southwest Print Fiesta — Mimbres Region Arts Council hosts the gathering together of more than 20 regional and local printmakers noon to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Sept. 1-3, at Seedboat Gallery, 214 Yankie, in Silver City, N.M. celebrating the art of printmaking through demonstrations, workshops. children’s activities steamroller street printing event, artisan marketplace and more. Admission is free; artists work available starting at $10 and up. Information: (575) 538-2505, or on Facebook.
  Artisan market place is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Workshops scheduled Sunday.

Cloudcroft Labor Day Hoopla — The annual family party is 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2-3, on Burro Avenue in Cloudcroft. Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733 or 1-866-682-8777 or

Harvest Wine Fest — The New Mexico Wine Growers Association presents its Labor Day Weekend festival 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Sept. 2-4, at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las Cruces. Admission: $15 in advance; $20 at the gate, includes souvenir wine glass. Non drinkers and age 16-21 are $5 in advance or at the gate. Military $12 in advance; $17 at the gate (with valid current DoD ID). Miners must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. All adults must have valid ID, regardless of age; designated drivers encouraged. No pets, coolers or open containers allowed. Information:            
(575) 649-8994,, or on Facebook.
  To get to the fairgrounds, take I-10 West toward Deming, then take the fairgrounds exit and follow the signs.
  The NMWGA also sponsors the Harvest Wine Festival at Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park the same weekend.

Hatch Chile Festival — The “chile capital of the world’s” 46th annual celebration is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3, at the Hatch Airport on N.M. Hwy 26, 1 1/2 miles west of Hatch, featuring vendors, carnival rides, arts and crafts, chile food and ristra tying and painting demonstrations, live music, beer garden, mud volleyball, mariachi competition, and fresh roasted Hatch green chile and contests. Parade begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. Admission; $10 carload (good for both days). Information: (575) 267-5483, or on Facebook.

‘Rolling Stones’ Gem and Mineral Show — Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society’s 34th annual show in Silver City, N.M. is Sept. 2-4 at the newly remodeled Grand County Veterans’ Memorial Conference Center, 3031 U.S. 180 E in Silver City. The show offers more than 40 vendors, silent auctions, exhibits and demonstrations, as well as the Wheel of Fortune. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Admission is free. Information:
   The show features dealers from around the Southwest with mineral specimens, jewelry, and arts crafted from rock and gems. Quantities of “rough” stones are available for cutting and polishing work, as well as equipment and supplies.
  Rockhounding and educational field trips offered each day.

Taste of Downtown Silver City — The 16 annual event is 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, in downtown Silver City. The event features food samples from various menu items from different restaurants and shops, vendors and more. Tickets: $20, available at Information: (575) 534-9005.

End of Summer Bash — Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. hosts its Labor Day weekend bash 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, with concessions, jumping balloons, live music on the lawn, fireworks at 9 p.m. Admission is free 9 (jumping balloon $10 per person); all ages welcome. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or

West Texas

Big Bend Ranch Rodeo — The annual Working Ranch Cowboy Association-sanctioned rodeo is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11-12, at the Sul Ross State University S.A.L.E. arena, Hwy 90 E, in Alpine. Area cowboys compete for cash and prizes in various events including branch bronc riding, wild cow milking, team doctoring, team branding and team sorting. Tickets: $10; free for age 12 and younger. Information: (432) 364-2696, or on Facebook.
  Cutting horse competition is 8 a.m. Friday at the 06 Flats Arena.
   Cowboy Church service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13.

Marfa Lights Festival — The 31st annual festival that pays tribute to Marfa’s mysterious lights is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 1-3, in Marfa, Texas. Activities over the Labor Day Weekend include food and crafts booths, a main street parade, contests, concerts and street dances in the Presidio Courthouse area. Information:
  Events begin at 5 p.m. Friday, with vendors beginning at noon Saturday and Sunday. Food and craft vendors, street dances Friday and Saturday nights. The annual Parade on Highland is 10 a.m. Saturday

Bazaars and Fairs

San Ignacio Kermes — St. Ignatius Church, 408 S. Park (near Downtown in Segundo Barrio) will celebrate its 111th year 6 to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 28-30 with entertainment, music and dancing, rides and authentic food. Admission is free. Information: 532-9534.

St. Thomas Aquinas Renaissance Faire  — St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 10970 Bywood, hosts its annual summer bazaar, now with a Renaissance Faire atmosphere, Friday through Sunday, July 28-30, with food, games and music. Hours tentatively are 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Information: 540-4490 or

Zia Weekend at Ruidoso Downs — The annual arts and craft show is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 29-30, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, featuring all-New Mexico made artworks, handmade items and live entertainment. Admission is free. Information: (575) 378-4431 or

Old Fort Bliss Wagon Trails Market – The Traders’ Market at Old Fort Bliss Replica (OFBR) runs 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays, through Aug. 25, with shopping and eating opportunities. Information: 588-8482.

Our Lady of the Light Bazaar — The annual bazaar is Aug. 4-6, at Our Lady of the Light Catholic Church, 4500 Delta, with entertainment food and drink booths with traditional regional foods, family games and more. Hours are 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 532-1757.

Santa Teresita Kermess — The 83rd annual kermess is bazaar is 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Santa Teresita Mission Church, 3400 Zapal, with “home cooked” gorditas, enchiladas, tacos, hamburgers, hot dogs, and assorted refreshments. There will also be live music, bingo, a country store, and kids games. Admission is free. Information: 217-5743.

Sportscard and Toy Collectible Show — The trading card and toy show is noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Sunland Park Mall, hosted by J & M Sportscards, with sportscards and toy collectibles of all kinds. Admission is free. Information: (916) 222-5458.

San Judas-St. Jude’s bazaar — St. Jude Catholic Church, 4006 Hidden Way (off Doniphan), hosts its 39th annual kermess Friday through Sunday, Aug. 11-13, with live music, games, food and more. Admission is free. Information, hours: 584-1095 or on Facebook at StJudeElPaso.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs Saturdays year-round at Ardovino's Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, or
  Yoga 9 to 10 a.m.; with massage 9 a.m. to noon by certified massage therapist.
  Weekly events include kids’ coloring booth and tent activities, educational talks, Master Gardener talks and live music. A Book Exchange is held the first and third Saturday of the month. Bring a used book in good condition, to exchange for another.
Aug. 12: Cooking Demo and Thank a Farmer event. Chef Patrick Rosser from El Paso Community College demonstrates dishes made from items found at the Farmer’s Market.
Aug. 19: The 2nd Annual Touch A Truck. Kids are encouraged to climb, explore and discover their favorite big trucks and vehicles.
Aug. 26: Master Gardener's Patio Talk/, ”Water Wise,” focusing on water conservation in the gardens.
Sept. 2: Labor Day Scavenger Hunt.

Our Lady of the Valley Bazaar — Our Lady of the Valley Church and School, 8600 Winchester, hosts its annual kermess 5 p.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday, and 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18-20. Live music each night, plus food vendors, rides, games and more. Admission is free. Information 490-4144.

El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-20, at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Admission: $5 for both days (private readings not included with admission). Free admission with active duty military I.D. Information: 345-6245 or
  The fair features aura photos, handmade New Age crystal and gemstone jewelry, and feng shui products, along with readings by a dozen or more professional psychic readers and mediums from across Texas and New Mexico. Readings offered in English and Spanish.

Mission Trail Art Market — Area artisans and craftspeople display their fine arts and crafts for its 8th season 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month (Aug. 20, Sept. 17) in the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in San Elizario. Food and drink concessions and entertainment. Pets welcome.  Admission is free. Information: 851-0093 or

Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market — More than 230 permanent vendors in arts, crafts, produce, baked goods and other food items are offered at the market 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays along a 7-block area of Main Street, Downtown. Information: (575) 541-2288 or

Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists and regionally grown agricultural products is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Information: 212-1780 or

All-American Gun & Western Collectible Show — The 27th annual show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-4, at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Dr. Hundreds of guns, gun-related items, Indian artifacts, knives, cowboy gear and more will be on display. Proceeds benefit Lincoln County charities. Admission: $6 (free for under age 12). Age 18 and younger must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Information: (575) 257-6171 or

Franciscan Festival of Fine Arts — Holy Cross Retreat Center, 600 Holy Cross Road in Mesilla Park, will showcase the works of 80 to 90 area artists 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3. The event includes an enchilada dinner, food vendors, silent auction, raffle, live music and beer garden. Admission is free; donations taken at the door. Information: (575) 524-3688 or

St. Anthony’s Bazaar — The 53rd annual Labor Day weekend festival is noon to 11 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Sept. 2-4, at the St. Anthony’s Seminary, 4501 Hastings (at Crescent). The event offers food, games and live entertainment hosted on the grounds of a Franciscan seminary. An evening mass is planned for Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 566-2261 or on Facebook.
  Proceeds from the event go directly to the education, housing and living expenses for the seminarians.

Punk Rock Flea Market — El Paso’s family friendly punk rock market is 5 to 11 p.m. the first and third Saturday of the month, at 1710 Joe Battle, with art, vinyl, retro, vintage, rockabilly items, collectibles, horror, punk-themed items, antiques, kitsch, band shirts, natural beauty products, comics and more. All ages and pets welcome. Information: or on Facebook.
  The market hosts additional events on selected dates; see Facebook page for updated schedule.

Tabla Pop Up Mercado — The mercado is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month (during the Downtown Farmer’s Market), at 115 S Durango, Suite D, with art, music, fashion, baked goods, pet goodies, soaps, skincare, handmade objects, food and more. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at tablapopupmercado.

Silver City Farmers Market — The market runs 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays  mid-May through October in the Main Street Plaza (intersection of 7th and Bullard). Information: (575) 536-9681 or

La Viña Sunday Market — La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., one mile north of Vinton Road, hosts a farmer’s market featuring local food producers noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, with art, crafts, jams and jellies, food trucks, wine tasting and more. No outside alcohol allowed. Dog and kid friendly. Bring a picnic. Admission is free. Information: (575)  582-7632  or

La Frontera Fair Trade Store — The store featuring fair trade items made by women from the border area and Mexico runs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, through Aug. 26, at Nopalito’s Galería, 326 S. Mesquite, in Las Cruces. All proceeds from sales go to the women who produce the products, and the store is staffed entirely by volunteers. Information:
  Items include Guerrilla prayer flags made by women in Juárez, household items and scarves made by women at Centro Santa Catalina in Juárez; clothing and household items, offered by Weaving For Justice and hand-woven by Maya women in Chiapas, Mexico.

Something for everyone

Diana Natalicio talk — El Paso Central Business Association presents a luncheon and talk by UTEP President Dr. Diana Natalicio at noon Thursday, July 27, at Doubletree Hotel’s Franklin Ballroom, 600 El Paso Street (17th floor). Seating is limited. Tickets: $25 future members ($20 members); includes lunch and parking. RSVP: 235-2022 or
  Natalicio was named president of UTEP in 1988, and was named one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” for 2016.

DAAC Open House — Doña Arts Council (DAAC) will host an Open House at their new location, 1740 Calle de Mercado in Mesilla, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 28.  After more than 10 years of managing and programming the Rio Grande Theatre in downtown Las Cruces, DAAC has settled into a 1,700 square foot event/exhibit space and adjoining office in the Bulletin Plaza, next to Paisano Café. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: (575) 523-6403 or

‘AWAKE: A Dream from Standing Rock —  Frontera Water Protection Alliance host a showing of the documentary film about the #NODAPL native-led resistance at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 30, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovino’s Drive in Sunland Park. Admission is free; donations accepted. Information: 861-4384  or on Facebook at  Frontera Water Protection Alliance.

Bushido Martial Arts — MCC El Paso hosts traditional Japanese Martial Art with its origin based in Christianity 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, at First Presbyterian Church Room 204, 1340 Murchison. All classes begin with physical training in martial arts and conclude with spiritual reflection and discussion on how faith can guide lives. Cost: $2.50 per class for initial cycle. Information: Joshua Hobbie, 300-3415 or

El Paso School of Power and Love - Harvest Christian Church, 1345 New Harvest Place, hosts its 2017 conference Aug. 2-5, with speakers Todd White, Chris Gore, Tom Ruotolo. Hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Cost: $40 early registration. Registration at Information: 585-9934.

Smeltertown-Buenavista Reunion — The historic neighborhoods will host the annual reunion 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Aug. 5, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino’s Signature Ballroom, featuring music by the Starliners. Tickets: $20. Information: 433-0649 or on Facebook at SmeltertownBuenaVistaReunion.

Governors’ Small Business Forum — – The Office of the Governor and the City of El Paso’s Economic Development Department host the forum 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at El Paso Convention Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza. Cost: $50 includes lunch and parking. Sponsorship opportunities available: Aimee Olivas, 212-1617 or Information:

Sales Tax Holiday — Most clothes and shoes prices under $100 can be purchased tax-free Friday through Sunday, Aug. 11-13, during Texas’ annual Sales Tax Holiday. Most clothing and footwear priced under $100 are exempt from sales taxes. Customers may purchase as many tax-exempt items as they wish. Information: 1-800-252-5555.

Weekend of Workshops — Vista Hills Homeschool Ministry hosts workshops for kids, teens, and adults 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11-12, at Open Gate Community Church
9821 McCombs.
  Tickets: $20 (age 4 and younger and dads free).
  Planned classes for kids include art, engineering, leather working, line dancing, self defense, paracord weaving and more.
  Parent and teen classes include “Biblical Parenting and Homeschooling”, “Basic Christianity" and "Why You Can Trust the Bible,” among others.

‘Back to School’ weekend — Downtown El Paso DMD hosts a back-to-school event 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, on Fourth Street, between  El Paso and Oregon Streets, with food, music, shopping, cosplayers, family activities, a fashion show and more. Information: 915-400-2294 or on Facebook at Downtown El Paso DMD.

Etiquette Course — Joann Wardy School of Etiquette and Enrichment hosts a two-day Basic Etiquette and Dining Skills for Success course Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12-13. Cost: $295 (includes a five course tutorial luncheon). Information: 355-0992, or
  Basic Etiquette portion is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at 1116 Los Jardines Circle.
  Dining Skills for Success portion is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Mesa Street Grill, 3800 N. Mesa, Suite D1.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UTEP — Fall classes begin Sept. 6 for the popular UTEP program that offers non-credit classes for people age 50 or older.
  The membership program is part of UTEP’s College of Liberal Arts and supported in part by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Registration runs Aug. 14-15, and is $70 for as many courses desired during the 12-week term, plus $25 for the one-time OLLI life membership fee ($25 late fee after Aug. 25).
  No exams or papers. College degree is not required.
  Members may take as many classes as they want. No grades, no tests, no term papers, no required homework. The fee includes parking permit, UTEP library card and discounts to UTEP events. Classes are open to age 50 or older, and meet weekday afternoons.
  The Institute’s office is in Miners Hall, Room 209. Office hours are 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A catalog of classes is available at all public library branches. Free parking available in the Sun Bowl Visitors Area. Information: 747-6280. Course list and details at

‘Chamizal Asks: What Do You Think?’ — A presentation on a new Chamizal National Memorial outreach plan is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 532-7273.

Chamizal Junior Ranger Saturday — Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, invites families to explore various world cultures for kids age 5 to 11 at 11 a.m. to noon the third Saturday of the month (Aug. 19). The 45-minute Junior Ranger program offers a different activity such as games, walks, experiments or craft. Admission is free, but space is limited. Reservations recommended. Information/reservations: 532-7273 or

Bienvivir Open House — Bienvivir, and all-inclusive senior health program at 2300 McKinley, hosts a family open house and for the public to see their facilities and services 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, Admission is free. Information: 562-3444 or

El Paseo de Casas — El Paso Association of Builders’ 2017 Parade of Homes run Aug. 26-Sept. 10. Call for locations or to RSVP. Information: 778-5387 or

Vegetarian Society of El Paso —  The society hosts a dinner and movie 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Radisson Airport, 1770 Airway, with vegan buffet followed by a screening of “What The Health,” a film by the makers of the documentary “Cowspiracy.” Admission: $25 ($22 members). Reservations: 877-3030 or

ALFC ‘Thrive’ Conference — Abundant Living Faith Center’s annual convention, is Aug. 30-Sept. 3, at 1000 Valley Crest. Conference service times are 7 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 5 p.m. Saturday and 8:30. 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Information: 532-8543, or on Facebook.

The Gathering — The gathering of poets, storytellers, singers, and musicians is 1 to 3 p.m. the third Sunday of each month at the McCall Neighborhood Center, 3231 Wyoming. Anyone, regardless of age, who aspires to become a poet, storyteller, musician, writer, singer or dancer is welcome to share their talent, fine tune it, and receive feedback if so desired. Admission is free. Information: 490-6440.

Latinitas In Progress — Latinas in Progress (LIP) exposes Latinas in their senior year of high school to college life and provides them with the tools needed to succeed in their personal and professional life. The LIP Education Series consists of five learning sessions, citywide volunteer opportunities, and mentors. Deadline to apply is Sept. 1. Information: 219-8554, or

El Paso High School reunion — El Paso High School’s Class of ‘87 hosts its 30-year reunion with the main event at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Tickets: $50; available at Information: (703) 350-3470 or on Facebook at EPHS Class of '87 Reunion.

Austin High School 50th Reunion — The Austin High Class of 1967’s 50th reunion is Oct. 27-29. Details: 383-8683 or

Bridge leagues — Duplicate bridge events are hosted at Decker Bridge Center, Unit 159, 2216 East Yandell. Admission: $6. Information: 544-6565 or Managers: Peggy Craig, 581-0371 or Jack Neumann, 204-8897.

‘Corner of Hope’ Resource Center — Rescue Mission of El Paso has opened a resource center on the corner of Cotton and Magoffin, providing showers, laundry facilities, access to counselors and a refuge from the weather for anyone experiencing homelessness. For more information, or to tour or see the facility, call Megan Pratt, Director of Marketing, at 532-2575.

El Paso Crohns & Autoimmune Disease Support Group — The support group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month (Aug. 15) on the campus of Tech University Health Sciences Center, 4800 Alberta, in the Paul Foster Education Building, Room 211. Parking available next to the clinic. Information: Carrie Wilkie, (214) 708-2989,

Estar Guars Loteria — TinMan, 2301 N. Zaragoza, hosts free loteria nights 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, with prizes. Admission is free. Information: 270-9963 or on Facebook.

Faith & Grief Luncheon — People of all faiths are welcome to monthly luncheons for those experiencing the loss of a loved one noon to 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison.
Admission and lunch is free; reservations strongly encouraged. Donations welcome. Registration: 562-7660 or

GED classes — High School Equivalency Program (HEP) and UTEP host free GED classes and tests for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their immediate families Mondays through Fridays at UTEP’s Graham Hall, Room 206, 500 W. University. Class times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (flex times). Open enrollment. Information: 747-5567 and

Miracles Gathering course — Unity El Paso, 1420 Alabama, will host the course let by Alicia, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sundays, in the library.  The new group meeting discusses miracles. Admission is free. Information: 566-5544 or

Pranic Healing — L.I.G.H.T. (Lotus Integrated Group for Health and Transformation) hosts Pranic healing Clinics at 3 p.m. the first Saturday of every month at Unity Church, 1420 Alabama (at Gold). Prompt arrival strongly encouraged. Clinic includes an overview of Pranic Healing, followed by Twin Hearts Meditation. It will require some simple exercises prior to and after the meditation. Services offered on a first-come basis. Provided solely by volunteer efforts of the many El Paso Pranic healers. Donations welcome. Information on Facebook at LightElPaso.
  Meditation on the Twin Hearts is also offered at 7 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month at Unity Church. Donations welcome.
  Pranic healing is a non-touch form of energy healing.

Scenic Sundays — Walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters are invited to enjoy Scenic Drive, between Robinson and Wheeling, free of traffic from 6 to 11 a.m. Sundays. Scenic Sundays give people the opportunity to walk, run, bike, or skateboard along Scenic Drive, and offers views of El Paso and Juárez, Mexico. Dogs on leash permitted. Admission is free; road closed to car traffic at this time. Information: 541-4416 or

Society for Creative Anachronism — Society for Creative Anachronisms hosts weekly Medieval Combat Demonstrations noon to 3 p.m. Sundays Eastwood (Album) Park, 3001 Parkwood, near the tennis courts. These mock combats are loosely inspired by forms of historical combat practiced in medieval Europe and Asia. Admission is free. Information: 274-4947 or

For a good cause

‘Zookeeper’s Wife’ screening — El Paso Holocaust Museum and Temple Mount Sinai presents a special screening of the war drams at noon Sunday, July 30, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E. Montecillo. Proceeds benefit El Paso Holocaust Museum’s Survivor Gallery and maintenance of Temple Mount Sinai's Torah Scrolls, including its Holocaust Scroll.  Tickets: $36 (includes movie and traditional Polish cuisine). Ticket information: 351-0048 or  
  The film is the true story of the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinsky, who helped save hundreds of lives during the Holocaust.

Rock the House V — Isaiah House of El Paso hosts its 5th annual dinner and dance benefit 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at Crystal Palace Ballroom, 1550 Hawkins, Suite 18. Buffet dinner served 7 to 8 p.m., followed by music and dancing. Raffle items include art work created by prisoners.
  Tickets: $30; $225 table for 8. To order, send check to Isaiah House, 210 N. Campbell (include phone number). Tickets also available at the door. Information: 422-8557 or
  All proceeds benefit Isaiah House, a faith-based transition home for men returning from incarceration.

Rock House Chili Cook Off — Rock House Bar & Grill, 9828 Montana, hosts its inaugural chili cook off benefiting Candlelighters for children fighting cancer at noon Saturday, Aug. 19, with tasting stating at 4 p.m. Also featured is a live band, 50/50 raffle and more. Tasting cups: $5. Information: 591-7625.
  New cooks welcome; CASI rules apply. Entry fee: $20. Information: Debra Rosberg, 373-0128.

Feasts with Beasts Fiesta — Western Refining hosts a night of food, spirits, and live entertainment by Los Arrieros Mariachi, Kikimora, Frontera Bugalu, Julio Ortiz Jazz, and CROMO 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano. Proceeds benefit the zoo. Tickets: $125; adults only. VIP tickets: $275 (includes 6 p.m. early admission and evening bird show and sit-down dinner). Information: 212-0245.

Fashion for Food — Jacelyn's Rose Boutique, 819 West Sunset, hosts an fundraiser for El Pasoans Fighting Hunger 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. Multiple vendors will be available, with giveaways on the hour (one donated can of food for each raffle ticket. Admission is free (canned goods donations welcomed). Information: (469) 371-8577 or

Brunch & Bingo at the Museum — The fundraiser for International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, with host comedian Nico Adjemian. Cost: $5 (includes mimosas and appetizers). Information: 543-6747 or

Kitty Kitchen Glitter donations
Project Save a Kitten seeks donations through September for its fall fundraiser planned for Saturday, Oct. 7.  Donations sought are gently used, clean items for cooking or entertaining. Drop off donations at Better Life Pet Foods, 365 Avenida de Mesilla. Volunteers also needed. Information: (575)323-0903 or
  Project Save A Kitten events raise funds for local nonprofit animal organizations that spay/neuter, adopt, vet, rescue, and otherwise address the cat overpopulation problem in Doña Ana County.

El Paso Habitat for Humanity ReStore — The second-hand store at 11221 Rojas benefits Habitat El Paso. Donations of furniture, appliances, building materials and more are accepted. Pickups may be arranged by emailing or call 308-0833. Volunteers also needed.  The store is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Information: 706-5060.
  Habitat El Paso a  nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry open to people of all faiths that builds homes for deserving families in El Paso, and also supports Habitat for Humanity's international projects. Partner families pay a 30-year interest-free mortgage.

El Paso Humane Society — Regular adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at 4991 Fred Wilson. All pets are spayed/neutered, microchipped, licensed and vaccinated. Adoption fees: $100 (additional $10 for pets four months age or older for city rabies certificate). Information: 532-6971 or

Elks Lodge Friday Night Dinners — El Paso Elks Lodge #187, 2278 Trawood, Suites C-E, hosts fundraising homemade dinners 6 to 8 p.m. every Friday, to raise funds for their charitable work which benefits youth, veterans & people with disabilities in the El Paso community. Cost: $8 per plate. Information: 532-4441 or

Fort Bliss

Anyone entering Fort Bliss must have a valid driver’s license, car insurance and registration. Check beforehand to see which gates are open to the public. Public access is available through the Sheridan, Chaffee and Buffalo Soldiers gates to West Bliss, and Biggs and Old Ironsides gates to East Bliss.

Friday at The Fire — Fort Bliss’s Freedom Crossing hosts free live music featuring local performers 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays at the outdoor fireplace. DJ music at 6 p.m. Information: 564-5311 or
July 28: Chris Baker
Aug. 4:  We B 4
Aug. 11: Reflection of Motown

Bunco Bliss — The historic Pershing Pub, 243 Club Road, will host Bunco night at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 27. Cost: $15(includes Bunco, snacks and door prizes). Age 18 and older invited (bar open to age 21 and older); reservations recommended. Information: 781-6809.

Tap & Cork Craft Beer and Wine Fest – Family and MWR Special Events hosts the inaugural event 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5-6, at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center. Tickets: $15 for DoD ID card holders; $18 for general public; $20 at the door. Ticket includes 10 samples of beer and/or wine and a complimentary glass. On sale at MWR’s Leisure Travel Services (LTS) locations at Freedom Crossing or Soldier Activity Center, or at Information: 588-8247.

Retired Officers’ Wives’ Club — The social club for spouses of retired Commissioned or Warrant Officers hosts a luncheon noon to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Fort Bliss’s Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, on East Fort Bliss. Bernie Sargent will speak on the history of El Paso. Donations of nonperishable food and school supplies for elementary school students will be collected and distributed to the Junior Enlisted Family Center Food Bank.  Wives and widows of retired officers from any branch of service are invited. Cost: $18. Reservations (by Aug. 11): 759-9728.

Family Days at the wall — The Soldier Activity Center, 0732 Constitution Avenue on Central Fort Bliss, is open to all climbers age 6 and older noon to 6 p.m. every Thursday and Saturday.  Climbing  available on a first-come, first-served basis. Information: 744-1532.

Fort Bliss Historical Association — The group meets at 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Fort Bliss museum complex, 1735 Marshall. Information: 269-4831.
  Dues are $25 a year ($10 students and junior enlisted soldiers).

Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club — 3730 Roy Johnson Lane. Rifle and pistol shooting competitions are held almost every weekend. Visitors can watch for free. Food available at the clubhouse snack bar. To get there: Take Railroad Drive to Deer; turn right. Information: 568-2983 or

Old Fort Bliss — Building 5054, corner of Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The Old West days of the “Soldiers of the Pass” are relived through replicas of the original adobe fort buildings and military artifacts, Magoffinsville Post 1854 to 1868. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; by appointment only Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 568-4518 or 588-8482 or on Facebook at Old Fort Bliss.

Club news

El Paso Northeast Quilters Guild — Regular monthly meetings  are 7 to 9 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8001 Magnetic (at Titanic). The non-profit organization promotes quilting among interested persons, and brings the beginner, experienced, younger and older quilters together for various events and projects. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. Information:

Westside Welcome Club — The nonprofit group is a social, educational and charitable organization of more than 200 women open to both newcomers and longtime residents. Each month the club offers a newcomers coffee and a luncheon. Information:
  The monthly free newcomers coffee is 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, 820 Sunland Park Drive. No RSVP necessary. Information: (310) 405-1616.
  The monthly luncheon is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Great American Steakhouse, 701 S. Mesa Hills Drive. Patt Robles, the club’s charter member, will speak about the history of the club. Newcomers welcome; reservations required. Cost: $22. Information, reservations: 892-5178.

Singles in the Son - The group develops friendships among Christian singles ages 30 to 50. Bible study held Thursday nights. Weekend events subject to change. All denominations are welcome. Membership is free. Information: Andy, 471-1997, or on Facebook.
• Saturday, Aug. 5 and 12:  Dinner and Classic Film Festival
• Saturday, Aug. 19: Dinner and pool
• Saturday, Aug. 26: Greek Festival.

Germania Club — The Germania Club of El Paso’s hosts its monthly luncheon at  11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Underwood Golf Course, 3200 Coe, Fort Bliss. Newcomers welcome. Information, reservations: 755-5471.
  The club is also planning a dinner at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at the Edge of Texas. Reservations: 755-5471.

El Paso Quilters’ Association — The association will meet 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 2155 Wedgewood. Anyone interested in quilting may attend for show and tells, prizes drawings, food and meeting other quilters. Admission is free. Information:(920) 279-2034.

UTEP Woman’s Auxiliary — The auxiliary will host its Membership Coffee 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 19, at 3924 Flamingo. Anyone interested in joining the auxiliary is welcome to meet the members. No reservation required. Information: Elaine Donohue, 534-7911 or on Facebook at UTEP Woman’s Auxiliary. The Auxiliary provides scholarships and support to UTEP.

Discover El Paso — The nonprofit group, founded in 1973, is dedicated to promoting things to do and see in and around El Paso. Information:
  The annual Awards and Grants Banquet is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Hilton Garden Inn East, 6650 Gateway East. The community is invited. Cost: $23 (by Aug. 17). Reservations: 598-6376.

PFLAG El Paso — The El Paso chapter of Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays, PFLAG El Paso, offers four meetings a month in various locations. The meetings are open to the LGBT community and straight allies. Admission is free. Information: 209-AMOR (2667) or
  Meetings are 7 to 8:30 p.m.
• Eastside, first Wednesday of the month at Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church, 2155 Wedgewood.
• Westside, second Thursday of the month at University Presbyterian Church, 244 North Resler
• Central, fourth Sunday of the month at St. Pius Ministry Center, 1059 North Clark Drive.

Benavidez-Patterson “All Airborne”  Chapter — The Roy P. Benavidez-Robert Patterson “All Airborne” Chapter, 82nd Airborne Division Association, Inc. meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 2608 Fort Boulevard. A free lunch for current and new members and invited guests served at 1 p.m. with general membership meeting at 2 p.m. Information: 562-9969 or

El Paso Library Chess Club — The club meets 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, at El Paso Public Library’s Main Branch, 501 N. Oregon. Boards provided; admission is free. Information: 543-5433  or

El Paso Philatelic Society  — The El Paso stamp club meets 7 to 9 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 810 N. Campbell (at Montana). Meetings include educational presentations and an auction of materials submitted by club members. Visitors always welcome; admission is free for first-time visitors; $12 annual membership fee. Information: 345-7771 or

International Coin Club — El Paso’s only coin club meets at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere. Business meeting starts around 6:30 p.m. Numismatic presentations start at 7 p.m. with auction to follow. Visitors always welcome, and admission free for first-time visitors. Information: 533-6001 or

L‘Alliance Française d’El Paso — The nonprofit cultural institute, founded in 1964, promotes French culture and offers francophiles the opportunity to use the French language in a variety of activities. Information: 585-1789, 497-2453 (Spanish),, or on Facebook at AllianceFrancaiseElPaso.
  Spring semester French language classes are now in session at the AFEP School, 1035 Belvidere, Suite 200. Private and semi-private classes also available.

Mesilla Valley Stamp Club — The stamp club meets 6 to 8 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho, Las Cruces. Guests, beginning and advanced collectors are invited to trade, buy, and sell stamps. Information: (575) 202-1937.

Paso del Norte Quilt Guild — The guild’s regular meeting is 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of the month, at University Presbyterian Church, 631 Resler. A program on zippered bags will be presented after the meeting.  Anyone interested in quilting is welcome; no experience needed. Membership is $25 per year. Information: Patti Lyons, 585-2518.
  The Guild assists in aiding many charitable organizations, with the main focus on helping wounded warriors by making quilts for them.

Toastmasters International — Members encourage and critique each other, participating in differing roles in the meeting every week. New member fee: $20; international dues are $36 every six  months. Information:
• Toastmasters Amigo Club meets 5:50 to 6:50 p.m. Thursdays in the Doris Van Doren Library’s Craft Room, 551 Redd. Information: 833-1406.
• Border Toastmasters meet 6:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Lunchbox, 3623 Buckner (off Montana). First time guests get a free breakfast. Information: Arturo, 226-9705.
• Eastside Toastmaster Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Pebble Hills Command Station, 10780 Pebble Hills. Information: (469) 426-7120.

Area attractions

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or

Western Playland — The amusement park is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M. across from the racetrack. ?Tickets (tax not included): $20.75 42 inches or taller or $15.90 juniors 36 to 41 inches (pay one price); $5 non-rider admission. Individual ride tickets are $2.50; rides are 1 or 2 tickets. Information: (575) 589-3410 or
  August hours are 7 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday through Fridays; 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday; 3 to 9 p.m. Sundays. Closed Aug. 21-25.
  September hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Saturdays in, and 2 to 7 p.m. Sundays and Monday, Sept. 4.

Wet ’N’ Wild Waterworld — The water park at 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10 at Exit 0) is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  daily during summer months. Tickets: $25.99, plus tax; $20.99 kids under 48 inches tall; $4.99 age 1-3; Seniors/picnic fee: $14.99. Information: 886-2222, or on Facebook.
  Now open is the new family-friendly attraction, Jaguar Falls, the largest attraction in the water park’s 38-year history.

Wyler Aerial Tramway — The state park tramway, 1700 McKinley, gives passengers a view of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico from Ranger Peak, elevation 5,632 feet. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 years and under. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday through Thursday. Information: 562-9899 or 566-6622.
  Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park is managed by Texas Parks & Wildlife and is also part of Franklin Mountains State Park. To get there: Take Alabama to McKinley and turn toward the mountain.
  A Leave No Trace hands-on workshop is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, on the ethics of the outdoors. Admission is free; space is limited. RSVP at 566-6622.
  The next last Sunday hike is 7 a.m. Aug. 27, up Ranger Peak. Meet in the parking lot for 1-mile hike. Wear sturdy shoes, weather appropriate clothing, hats and sunscreen; bring walking stick.
  Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park is managed by Texas Parks & Wildlife and is also part of Franklin Mountains State Park. To get there: Take Alabama to McKinley and turn toward the mountain.

Indian Cliffs Ranch — The working cattle ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo, longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse. Information: (915) 544-3200 or

Ski Apache Wind Rider — The hour-long zip-line adventure at the Alto, N.M. ski resort begins at over 11,000 feet, spanning 8,900 feet in three sections, reaching speeds of up to 65 mph. Cost is $75 for adults, $68 children and senior, $62 military. Minimum age is 10; height and weight limits also apply. Reservations required. Information: (575) 464-3633 or
  The Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. also offers the Apache Eagle ZipRider, which spans 2,668 feet, lasting about three minutes. Tickets: $40 ($37 ages 10-13 and 60-plus; $41 military); $91 for all-day pass.

Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305 Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta Mission. The center features a museum on the Tigua tribe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Free children’s activities daily. Admission is free. Information: 859-7700,
  Native American Dances are on the hour 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
  Fresh Indian bread is on sale at the center, made Saturday mornings. Also featured are family-operated gift shops, featuring jewelry, pottery and other crafts.
  Yup’ik dancers from Bethel, Alaska will perform at 11 a.m. Saturday, and Sunday, Aug. 12-13.

Licon Dairy — The dairy’s gift shop popular for its homemade asadero cheese products is located at 11951 Glorieta Road in San Elizario and is open 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The dairy also features an extensive petting zoo and regularly stocked fishing hole. Admission is free, with a nominal charge for fishing hole use. Information: 851-2705 or

Plaza Theatre Tours — The free weekly tours are noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Plaza, 125 W. Mills in Downtown El Paso. Meet under the Plaza marquee. Information: 534-0660.

San Elizario Historic District — The district at 1500 Main Street in San Elizario on the Mission Trail features four art galleries, seven artists studio/galleries, three gift shops, the Historic San Elizario Chapel, the Portales Museum and the Veteran’s Museum. Most locations open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 851-0041, 594-8424 or
  Self-guided walking tours and guided tour of 17 historical sites also offered, including the Chapel, Old El Paso County Jail (where Billy the Kid broke out a friend in 1876), the old Grist Mill, the Lafayette barracks and more. Free guides available at all galleries and museum.

Spaceport America Visitor Center — 301 S. Foch, Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
  Tours to Spaceport America depart promptly at 9 a.m. Thursday through Monday, returning at 1 p.m. No tours Tuesday or Wednesday. Tour cost: $49.99 ($29.99 age 18 and younger). Information, group reservations: 1-844-7-2SPACE. Discounted admission rates online at

Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tastings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday. Information: 877-4544 or
  Free music and wine tasting is 1 to 4 p.m. selected Sundays featuring local talent. Bring a picnic.
July 30: James Springer.
Aug. 13: Julio Ortiz
Aug. 27: Dan Lambert and the Creatures of Habit
Sept. 3: Dusty Low
La Viña Winery — 4201 S. NM Highway 28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Information: (575) 882-7632 or
  The tasting room and patio are open for sales and tasting of wines from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday (closed Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5. A daily tour is offered at 11:30 a.m. by appointment only; the $10 fee includes tasting.
  La Viña Sunday farmer’s market featuring local food producers are noon to 4 p.m. Sundays with art, crafts, jams and jellies, food trucks, wine tasting and more. No outside alcohol allowed. Dog and kid friendly. Live Music on the patio during market.

Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery — 430 La Viña Road (off NM 28 between markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. Tasting room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Information: (915) 241-4349 or

McDonald Observatory — The University of Texas at Austin-run observatory is located at 3640 Dark Sky Drive, near Fort Davis, Texas. Visitor Center open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Information: (432) 426-4138.
  The observatory offers daytime tours and solar viewing at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. Twilight programs begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The popular stargazing events are 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
  Reservations required for all programs. Day Pass (includes solar viewing and tour): $8 ($7 senior, military and age 6-12); solar viewing only; $5 ($7 senior, military and age 6-12); twilight program: $5 and $6, depending on program; Star Party  $12 ($10 senior, military; $8 age 6-12). Age 5 and younger admitted free to  most programs.
  Reservations, event schedule available online at
  To get there: Observatory is 185 miles from El Paso. Take Highway 118 from I-10 south at Kent for a 39-mile drive to observatory. The observatory and Fort Davis are on Central Time.

Self-Guided Historic Downtown Walking Tour - Brochures are available for walking tours of historical sites in downtown El Paso amd Juárez. Information: Convention and Visitors Bureau, 534-0600.

Concordia Cemetery - A historic cemetery that now lies in the shadow of El Paso's principal freeway interchange, Concordia is the final home of gunfighters John Wesley Hardin, John Selman and others. The former town "Boothill" can be reached by taking the Copia exit from Interstate 10. To find out about tours or other information, call the Concordia Heritage Association at 755-0000.

Franklin Mountains State Park - The largest urban park in Texas extends north from the heart of El Paso to the New Mexico state line. The highest point is North Mount Franklin, 7,192 feet above sea level. Park rangers give guided hikes on the first and third weekends of the month, beginning at the Tom Mays Unit entrance and last 2-3 hours. Information: 566-6441.
Entry fees are $3 per person, free for age 12 and under (with family). Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, until 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday during summer. The park also offers mountain biking, camping and picnicking.

Hueco Tanks State Historic Site - The park is famed for its unique geology and Native American rock art. Unguided access is limited to North Mountain. Rock art tours, hiking tours, and bouldering tours are available Wednesday-Sunday mornings. Reservations recommended: (915) 849-6684.
Admission fee is $4, special rates for seniors; free for children 12 and under. Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information: 857-1135. To get there: Take Montana Avenue (U.S. Highway 62-180) all the way into the Hueco Mountains, then turn left on Ranch Road 2775. It's about 32 miles from downtown El Paso.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park - 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 feet. One of the best examples of a Permian Period fossil reef, the national park offers camping and more than 80 miles of trails. Park headquarters is at Pine Springs, off of U.S. 62-180. McKittrick Canyon Visitor Center, 7 miles east of Pine Springs, offers nature, canyon and geology trails. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free entry. Information: (915) 828-3251.

So. New Mexico day trips

White Sands National Monument - The glistening gypsum dunes are a year-round attraction, offering eerie vistas, relaxing hikes and a wonderful natural playground for kids of all ages. The monument is about 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70.
Ranger-guided Sunset Stroll Nature Walks are offered an hour before sunset.
Lake Lucero tours are offered on the last weekend of each month. Participants drive their own vehicles 17 miles then hike 3/4 mile to the source of the white sands. Advance reservations (beginning two weeks before tour) are required.
Hours: Visitor Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Dunes Drive, 7 a.m. to sunset.; expanded hours in summer. Summer events include full moon night programs. Entry fee: $3 for adults. Information: (505) 479-6124 or

Carlsbad Caverns National Park - The caverns open at 8 a.m. daily, and the last elevator down leaves at 3:30 p.m. Visitors can also walk to the main caverns through the natural entrance - last walk-in is 2 p.m. (hours extended 1 1/2 hours in summer). Cost is $6 ($3 for ages 6-15, for seniors with discount card).
Additional tours offered; call for fees and reservations. Information: (505) 785-2232 or
The park is 160 miles east of El Paso.

Aguirre Spring Campground - The Organ Mountain recreational area, run by the federal Bureau of Land Management, is off U.S. 70 about 15 miles east of Las Cruces. Fifty-five family camping and picnic sites, plus two group areas. Day use fee is $3 per vehicle. The Baylor Pass (hiking and horseback riding) and Pine Tree (hiking) trails begin at the campground.
Information: (505) 525-4300.

Alameda Park Zoo - Alameda Park, North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70), Alamogordo. The zoo is part of the park that lines Alamogordo's main highway. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $2.20 adults, $1.10 children and seniors. Information: (505) 439-4290.

City of Rocks State Park - Between Deming and Silver City, four miles east of U.S. 180 off NM 61, is the peculiar formation known as City of Rocks. Erosion has sculpted the "city" out of volcanic material, creating a natural playground for rock climbers. Admission is $3. Information: (505) 536-2800.

Dripping Springs Natural Area - The recreational area is at the base of the Organ Mountains at the end of Dripping Springs Road (eastern extension of University Avenue), about 10 miles east of Las Cruces. The area includes the A.B. Cox Visitor Center, several hiking trails, and La Cueva Picnic Area. The area's entrance gate is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m; the visitor center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $3 per vehicle. No pets allowed (except for assistance animals). Information: (505) 522-1219.
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park - Carlsbad, N.M. Living Desert offers visitors an up-close at the mammals, reptiles and birds that inhabit the Chihuahuan Desert. Admission: $3 ($1 ages 7-12, free for 6 and under). Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry at 3:30 p.m.) Information: (505) 887-5516.

Old Mesilla - The largest town between San Diego and San Antonio before the railroad passed it by in 1881, Mesilla has retained its appearance and character as a 19th-century center of the Southwest. The town plaza was the site of the official celebration in 1854 of the Gadsden Purchase. Mesilla also served as a stagecoach stop on the Butterfield Trail.
Many of the adobe buildings, some dating back to 1850, have been restored. Dozens of shops and galleries, scenic San Albino Church, the Fountain Theatre and historic restaurants await visitors.

Stahmann Farms - The world's largest family-owned pecan orchard offers free tasting tours at 2 p.m. Wednesdays through August at Stahmann's Country Store, 22505 Hwy 28 South, La Mesa, N.M. (six miles south of Mesilla). Allow one hour for tour; advance reservations for groups of 8 or more.
The tour is in the heart of Stahmann's 4,000 acres, and includes the shelling and candy plants.
Sample various sauces and condiments off the grill at Saturday culinary samplings, 1-3 p.m. Saturdays through August.

Fort Selden State Monument - Fort Selden, 13 miles north of Las Cruces, was a 19th-century adobe fort. The monument preserves the remaining ruins, and has a visitors center with exhibits of military life at the post. From Las Cruces, take I-25 North to Exit 19. Admission is $3 (age 16 and under free). Information: (505) 526-8911.

Juarez events

All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz.

Desesperados Discoteque — Blvd. Oscar Flores 5174. BXS concert starring Brydis, X and Siempres is at 8 p.m. Friday, July 28. Tickets: 100-500 pesos(

Lienzo Charro Adolfo Lopez Mateos — Av. Del Charro at Henry Dunant. Tickets at
• Foam Party begins at 8 p.m. Friday, July 28. Ages 18+. Tickets: 165 pesos (275 VIP).
• Jinete Supremo rodeo is 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. Admission: 165 pesos (55 pesos children), plus service charge.

Plaza de Toros Alberto Balderas — Francisco Villa 201 Centro (one block east of Avenida Juárez). Tickets at “Cartel de Dinastías” bullfighting begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 30. Ticket: 275 to 1,375 pesos.

Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av. Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the Red Cross. Information: 1730300 (Facebook: CCPasodelNorte). Advance show tickets at
  “Fuera de Lugar,” a play about the dark side of soccer written by Hugo Alfredo Hinojosa and starring David Ostrosky, Miguel Pizarro, Ricardo Rojas and Julio Camejo is at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday, July 31. Tickets: 275-550 pesos.

Estadio Jaime Canales Lira — Av. Vicente Guerrero at Americas. Advance tickets at
• Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4. Guest performance by Christian Nodal. Tickets:220 to 1,595 pesos.
• Alejandro Fernandez performs at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18. Tickets: 550 to 4,125 pesos.

Centro de Espectaculos Waterfill — Carretera Juárez-Porvenir. Pool Party Fiesta begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. Entertainment includes DJ Roger Jr., DJ Daddy O, Nacho Carral and Danny Elb.Admission: 110 and 330 pesos (

Magno Discotheque — Montes de Oca 339, Zona Pronaf. Information: 656 551 9458. Advance tickets at “El Baile del recuerdo con la Sonora Santanera” is at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. Other musical guests are Los Caminantes de Guanajuato and Sonora Dinamita. Tickets: 165 to 385 pesos.

Gimnasio Municipal Josue Neri Santos — Av. Mariscal at Maria Martinez, downtown. La Revanchas AAA Lucha Libre Worldwide wrestling begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. Tickets: 90-800 pesos (

Cine Club Retro — The cinema club, presenting films mainly from the ’60s and ”70s, hosts screenings at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12-13, at Ave Valentin Fuentes, #1906 in Cd. Juarez. Age 18 and older welcome. Admission: $3.50 ($65 pesos); includes one plate of nachos and a soda. Information (656) 177 50 84 or Facebook at Cine Club Retro.
• Saturday Aug. 12: “The Love Witch”
• Sunday Aug. 13: “An American Werewolf in London”

Centro de Convenciones Cuatro Siglos - Cuatro Siglos Boulevard 8989 (at Florida). Juárez 1NK Tattoo Convention is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-20. Doors open at 2 p.m. Admission: 100 pesos (

Plaza De La Mexicanidad (Monumental X Explanade) — Boulevard 4 Siglos and Plutarco Elias Calles. La Carne Asada Mas Grande del Mundo festival begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. Admission: 100 pesos (includes food plate).

B You — Centro Comercial Las Misiones, Blvd. Teofilo Borunda. Comisario Pantera performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25. Tickets: 275 and 550 pesos (plus service charge).

Teatro el Paseo — Centro Comercial El Paseo, Av. Lopez Mateos 2005 (at Carr. Casas Grandes). Information: 267-4626.  Comedian Alan Saldaña performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. Tickets: 330 and 385 pesos (

Auditorio Benito Juárez — Ignacio Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero, one block from Parque Borunda. Tickets at The live “Trolls” family show is at 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27. Tickets: 165-275 pesos.

Evolution Discoteque — Paseo de la Victoria 4545. Information: 269 8659. Advance tickets at  Lucha Libre star El Escorpión Dorado headlines the wrestling show  at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1. Tickets: 220-880 pesos.

Estadio Carta Blanca — Av. Reforma (at Sanders, across from Comision Federal de Electricidad). Tickets at Bronco performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. Tickets: 165 to 750 pesos.

FC Juarez Bravos — Juarez’s Ascenso MX league soccer team home matches run through Sept. 30 at Benito Juarez Stadium. Shuttle service available for El Paso fans for $1 from the Mexican side of the Avenido Benito Juarez Bridge to the stadium, from two hours prior to each game to two hours after each game. Information, schedule: or on Facebook.

La Rodadora — The interactive children’s museum is in the city’s Parque Central. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays  and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission: 65 pesos (around $5). Information: 52-656-558-2415 or
  3D Theater admission: 30 pesos. Theater/museum combo is 79 pesos.
  The museum features 120 permanent interactive exhibits. Exhibits include opportunities to explore the origins of life, the formation of the planets, how the deserts were formed, paleontology, history and heritage and traditions, with a focus on art and expression.

Bazar Del Monumento — The weekly bazaar is noon to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Benito Juárez Monument downtown, Vicente Guerrero and Constitucion Avenues. Art, antiques, books and more sold and traded. The event also features live music.

Museo de la Revolucion de la Frontera (MUREF) — Old Customs House, Zona Centro, Av. 16 de Septiembre at Ave. Juárez. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Information:, or Facebook.

Museo del Chamizal — Chamizal Park (next to the Bridge of the Americas). The museum features archaeological and historic exhibits. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Information: 611-1048.


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