Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, July 8 – July 10, 2016.

FRIDAY:

El Paso Zoo – 35 acres of fun and adventure featuring exotic animals from around the world and family attractions such as the African Star Train, the Hunt Family Desert Spring splash pad, and the Foster Tree House Playground. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4001 E. Paisano, across from the County Coliseum. Admission varies. More Details

Wet-n-Wild Waterworld – El Paso’s 60-acre water park features more than 25 rides and attractions, and the largest wave pool in Texas. 8804 South Desert Boulevard, Anthony, Texas. Gates open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Admission prices vary. More Details

Wyler Ariel Tramway – Take in the beauty of our city and surroundings from 5,632 feet above sea level. Once on top there are several viewing areas, a gift shop, and Swiss-made gondolas that will take you on a soaring 4-minute ride above the canyon. 12 noon to 7 p.m. at Franklin Mountains State Park, 1700 McKinley. FREE entry. Tram Ride, $8 adults, $4 children 12 and under. More Details

Ysleta Mission Festival - The annual Lower Valley fiesta features food booths, live music, carnival-style games, and other entertainment. Tonight’s featured performer is Joe Barron. 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 131 S. Zaragoza. FREE admission. More Details

Hell Paso DeathFest ‘16 - Local death metal bands assault your ears and your senses with their mix of howling power-chord guitars and heart pounding bass. Doors open at 5 p.m. at Mesa Music Hall, 4151 N. Mesa. $18 age 18-20, $15 for 21+. More Details

Friday at The Fire – Live music by local bands set against the ambiance of the Freedom Crossing at Ft. Bliss outdoor fireplace. Tonight, Mainstreet. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. FREE.

Alfresco! Fridays – Fresh-air performances from local bands playing various genres of music. 6 p.m. on the Convention Center Plaza. Tonight, Azucar (Latin Variety). FREE. More Details

$1 Dollar Day at Western Playland Amusement Park – 30+ rides and games for all ages. $1 admission, ride tickets and snacks. Open 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., 1249 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, NM, across from Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Admission $1. More Details

Public Ice Skating – Glide around in the area’s largest public ice skating rink. Skating sessions times today: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Sierra Providence Event Center, 4100 E Paisano, behind the El Paso County Coliseum. Cost: $8, $6 Military. Admission includes skate rental. More Details

UTEP Dinner Theatre Presents ‘Rock of Ages’ - An encore performance of the hilarious, feel good love story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew. Featuring the music of REO Speedwagon, Styx, Foreigner, Pat Benetar, Journey, and more. Show time is 7 p.m., 2nd Floor UTEP’s Union Building West. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Parks & Rec Summer Outdoor Free Concert Series – Bring your blankets and lounge chairs and enjoy an evening of live music at the park. There will be food vendors on site. Tonight it’s Jerri G and Cold Cash at John Lyons Park, 11510 Cheryl Ladd. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. FREE to see. More Details

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the Tony Award winning classic which examines the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Viva! El Paso – The summer outdoor musical chronicles the 400 year history of El Paso through song and dance. 8:30 p.m. at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Red Raider Reels Free Movie SeriesMy Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 will be screened on the main lawn of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences campus, weather permitting. BYO blankets, lawn chairs, snacks and drinks. 8:00 p.m.or as dictated by sunset. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 5001 El Paso Dr., next to UMC. FREE. More Details

Willie Barcena – The veteran Latino comedian brings his humor about everyday life to the Comic Strip, 1201 Airway Blvd. Showtimes are 8:30 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. Ticket prices vary. More Details

SATURDAY:

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing – The “producers only” market features area farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans selling organic and pesticide-free vegetables, locally-made goat cheeses, natural free range chickens and eggs, native plants for home and yard, fresh-baked breads and salsas. 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon. FREE admission. More Details

El Paso Rose Garden – Stop and smell over 1,400 blooming roses at one of El Paso’s hidden gems. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the El Paso Municipal Rose Garden, 1702 N. Copia St. FREE. More Details

Downtown Artist and Farmers Market – The market offers the chance to shop for original arts and crafts and regionally grown produce in an outdoor setting while enjoying entertainment featuring local artists, food vendors and free activities. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. FREE admission and FREE parking. More Details

El Paso Zoo – 35 acres of fun and adventure featuring exotic animals from around the world and family attractions such as the African Star Train, the Hunt Family Desert Spring splash pad, and the Foster Tree House Playground. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4001 E. Paisano, across from the County Coliseum. Admission varies. More Details

Wet-n-Wild Waterworld – El Paso’s 60-acre water park features more than 25 rides and attractions, and the largest wave pool in Texas. 8804 South Desert Boulevard, Anthony, Texas. Gates open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Admission prices vary. More Details

Family Play Date at Freedom Crossing -The fun begins at 10 a.m. with a showing of “Penguins of Madagascar” at the Grand Theatre. Activities, including water games and penguin crafts, will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the promenade by lawn area. FREE (Movie free for the first 228 guests, $3.50 after that). More Details

City of El Paso Swimming Pools – The city’s outdoor and indoor aquatic facilities are open for recreational swimming. Hours vary by location. Admission is $1-$2. More Details

Public Ice Skating – Glide around in the area’s largest public ice skating rink. Skating sessions times today: 12 noon to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Sierra Providence Event Center, 4100 E Paisano, behind the El Paso County Coliseum. Cost: $8, $6 Military. Admission includes skate rental. More Details

Wyler Ariel Tramway – Take in the beauty of our city and surroundings from 5,632 feet above sea level. Once on top there are several viewing areas, a gift shop, and Swiss-made gondolas that will take you on a soaring 4-minute ride above the canyon. 12 noon to 7 p.m. at Franklin Mountains State Park, 1700 McKinley. FREE entry. Tram Ride, $8 adults, $4 children 12 and under. More Details

Lights Out! Music Festival - Local music, art, and food, all using minimal lighting in order to keep it as dark as possible. Over 20 bands featured, including Riboflavin, Fixed Idea, Joe Barron, Sayerse, and Volta. Doors open at 12 noon at Buchanan’s Event Center, 11540 Pellicano. $15. More Details

Free Movie Saturday at the International Museum of Art – The pig movie Babe will be screened at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana Ave. Admission is FREE, concessions will be available.

Western Playland Amusement Park – 30+ rides and games for all ages. Open 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., 1249 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, NM, across from Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Admission varies. More Details

Ysleta Mission Festival - The annual Lower Valley fiesta features food booths, live music, carnival-style games, and other entertainment. Tonight’s featured performer is Tejas. 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 131 S. Zaragoza. FREE admission. More Details

Music on the Lawn at Fountains at Farah – Villain’s Kiss, ANiMALSOUL, ISMS perform in the Fountains at Farah Pavilion beginning at 7 p.m., weather permitting. Blankets and lawn chairs encouraged, food and beverages will be available. Admission is FREE. More Details

Dancing in the City Free Music Series – A free group dance lesson taught by professional dancers and a live music performance from Paula Maya (samba/bossa nova). 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. In the Convention Center Plaza, Downtown. Admission is FREE. More Details

UTEP Dinner Theatre Presents ‘Rock of Ages’ - An encore performance of the hilarious, feel good love story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew. Featuring the music of REO Speedwagon, Styx, Foreigner, Pat Benetar, Journey, and more. Show time is 7 p.m., 2nd Floor UTEP’s Union Building West. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Movies Under the Stars – Family-friendly movies in the park, under the stars, weather permitting. BYO blankets, chairs, and snacks. Tonight’s movie is Pixels. 8:00 p.m. at San Juan Park, 5727 Tamburo. FREE. More Details

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the Tony Award winning classic which examines the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple . Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Van Halen Tribute Band – “The Atomic Punks” pay homage to the music of Van Halen. 8:00 p.m. at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Old Pueblo Rd. FREE 18 and older. More Details

Viva! El Paso – The summer outdoor musical chronicles the 400 year history of El Paso through song and dance. 8:30 p.m. at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Horizon City Movies in the Park – Relatively current movies shown on an inflatable screen, weather permitting. Blankets and lawn chairs allowed, but alcohol is prohibited. Food trucks and vendors will be on site. Tonight’s movie is Pan. 8:30 p.m. at Corcoran Park, located just off Horizon Boulevard, across from Horizon Star Bakery. FREE admission.

Willie Barcena – The veteran Latino comedian brings his humor about everyday life to the Comic Strip, 1201 Airway Blvd. Showtimes are 8:30 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Heart Tribute Show – "Heart Attack" rocks the racetrack with the music of Ann and Nancy Wilson, better known as Heart. 9 p.m. at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. FREE admission. More Details

Movie on the Patio at Ardovino's Desert Crossing - Sunset Film Society will screen the R-rated version of the John Travolta classic, Saturday Night Fever. 9:30 p.m. at Ardovino's Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovino Dr, Sunland Park, New Mexico. Admission is FREE. More Details

SUNDAY:

El Paso Zoo – 35 acres of fun and adventure featuring exotic animals from around the world and family attractions such as the African Star Train, the Hunt Family Desert Spring splash pad, and the Foster Tree House Playground. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4001 E. Paisano, across from the County Coliseum. Admission varies. More Details

Wet-n-Wild Waterworld – El Paso’s 60-acre water park features more than 25 rides and attractions, and the largest wave pool in Texas. 8804 South Desert Boulevard, Anthony, Texas. Gates open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Admission prices vary. More Details

Wyler Ariel Tramway – Take in the beauty of our city and surroundings from 5,632 feet above sea level. Once on top there are several viewing areas, a gift shop, and Swiss-made gondolas that will take you on a soaring 4-minute ride above the canyon. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Franklin Mountains State Park, 1700 McKinley. FREE entry. Tram Ride, $8 adults, $4 children 12 and under. More Details

Public Ice Skating – Glide around in the area’s largest public ice skating rink. Skating sessions times today: 12 noon to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Sierra Providence Event Center, 4100 E Paisano, behind the El Paso County Coliseum. Cost: $8, $6 Military. Admission includes skate rental. More Details

UTEP Dinner Theatre Presents ‘Rock of Ages’ - An encore performance of the hilarious, feel good love story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew. Featuring the music of REO Speedwagon, Styx, Foreigner, Pat Benetar, Journey, and more. Show time is1:30 p.m., 2nd Floor UTEP’s Union Building West. Ticket prices vary. More Details

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the Tony Award winning classic which examines the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple . Showtime is 2 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Western Playland Amusement Park – 30+ rides and games for all ages. Open 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., 1249 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, NM, across from Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Admission varies. More Details

City of El Paso Swimming Pools – The city’s outdoor and indoor aquatic facilities are open for recreational swimming. 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $1-$2. More Details

Ysleta Mission Festival - The annual Lower Valley fiesta features food booths, live music, carnival-style games, and other entertainment. Tonight’s featured performer is the Starliners. 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 131 S. Zaragoza. FREE admission. More Details

Willie Barcena – The veteran Latino comedian brings his humor about everyday life to the Comic Strip, 1201 Airway Blvd. Showtime 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary. More Details