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Last Minute LocalJune 26, 2015

FRIDAY

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

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

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

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

SATURDAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Last Minute LocalJune 19, 2015

FRIDAY

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

Alfresco! Friday’s celebrates the 12th Anniversary in 2014 at its new location at the Convention Center Plaza! Alfresco! Fridays provides a casual way to experience some of the best established and upcoming local bands. Originally conceived as a way of keeping employees downtown at the start of the weekend, the concerts quickly became a draw for visitors to downtown. The upcoming season will feature Jazz, Latin, Reggae, Classic Rock, Salsa, Funk, Mariachi and more. No Outside Food or Beverages Allowed. No Pets Allowed.

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

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

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

SATURDAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY

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

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

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

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

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Visit El Paso

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


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Last Minute LocalJune 12, 2015

FRIDAY

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

Alfresco! Friday’s celebrates the 12th Anniversary in 2014 at its new location at the Convention Center Plaza! Alfresco! Fridays provides a casual way to experience some of the best established and upcoming local bands. Originally conceived as a way of keeping employees downtown at the start of the weekend, the concerts quickly became a draw for visitors to downtown. The upcoming season will feature Jazz, Latin, Reggae, Classic Rock, Salsa, Funk, Mariachi and more. No Outside Food or Beverages Allowed. No Pets Allowed.

SATURDAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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