Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, August 19-August 21, 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

Sue Young Spray Park – Splash pad with amusement-park style water features and other amenities, including park benches and shaded picnic units. 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 9730 Diana Dr. FREE admission. (915) 544-3556

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

Las Cruces Summer Beer Festival - New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum hosts the tasting event featuring over 240 beers available for sampling and purchase. Food trucks, live bands, and live DJs will also be part of the mix. 5 p.m. to midnight at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road. Tickets $20. More Details

Parks & Rec Pokémon Catch ‘em All Event - "Catch ‘em all" Pokémon party includes prizes, giveaways, and Pokémon team hats. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Eastwood Park (aka Album Park), 3001 Parkwood. FREE. 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, Jupiter's Junkies. 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, Toll Booth Willie (Ska, 80’s, Pop-Rock). 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

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘August: Osage County’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the black comedy about a family brought together over the disappearance of their patriarch. Holed up in the large family estate, tensions heat up and boil over in the ruthless August heat. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Movies in the Canyon – Family friendly movies shown on a state-of-the-art screen set up on the stage of the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Approximately 8:30 p.m., weather permitting. Tonight, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. FREE. More Details

Wigwam Saloon Midnight Lockdown Ghost Investigation – A special overnight investigation. Bring your camera and see if you can capture paranormal activity inside the former theater where sightings include apparitions talking to each other. 11:30 p.m. Admission: $25. 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

‘Zoo After Howlers’ at the El Paso Zoo – The zoo will remain open into the early evening today. Live music, a special late afternoon giraffe feeding, plus 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 8:30 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

Sue Young Spray Park – Splash pad with amusement-park style water features and other amenities, including park benches and shaded picnic units. 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 9730 Diana Dr. FREE admission. (915) 544-3556

Family Play Date at Freedom Crossing -The fun begins at 10 a.m. with a FREE showing of “Alvin and the Chipmunks” at the Grand Theatre. Activities, including water games, children's karaoke, and face painting 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, $4.00 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

Free Movie Saturday at the International Museum of Art –  American Graffiti 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. More Details

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

Music on the Lawn at Fountains at Farah – The DA, Volta, Memoria 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

KISS-FM Fireworks Night at the El Paso Chihuahuas Baseball – El Paso’s Triple A team hosts the Salt Lake City Bees. Fireworks Spectacular after the game. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Ticket prices vary. More Details

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘August: Osage County’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the black comedy about a family brought together over the disappearance of their patriarch. Holed up in the large family estate, tensions heat up and boil over in the ruthless August heat. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. 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 Robin Hood (animated). 8:00 p.m. at Vista Del Valle Park, 1288 Hawkins. FREE. More Details

Sublime Tribute Band – Garden Grove band pays homage to the music of Sublime. Doors open 8:00 p.m. at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Old Pueblo Rd. FREE 18 and older. More Details

Movies in the Canyon – Family friendly movies shown on a state-of-the-art screen set up on the stage of the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Approximately 8:30 p.m., weather permitting. Tonight, Sixteen Candles. FREE. More Details

Downtown El Paso Ghost Tour – The history and paranormal of haunted downtown El Paso comes alive. Learn all about its ghostly past 8:30 p.m. in the Ghosts915 Paranormal Research Center, 108 E San Antonio. $15. More Details

Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band – “The Rising” rocks the racetrack with all your favorite Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band songs. 9 p.m. at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. FREE admission. 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

Sue Young Spray Park – Splash pad with amusement-park style water features and other amenities, including park benches and shaded picnic units. 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 9730 Diana Dr. FREE admission. (915) 544-3556

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

Mission Trail Art Market – The open-air market features local arts and crafts vendors, food vendors and entertainment. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Plaza, 1500 Main in San Elizario. FREE admission. More Details

Sunset Film Society Classic Film Presentation of ‘The Princess Bride’ – Journey through the enchanting fairly tale about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. The movie screening will be followed by a discussion of the film by lifelong film fan and collector Jay Duncan. Showtime is 12 noon at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovino Dr. in Sunland Park, New Mexico. Brunch à la carte available. FREE admission, reservations recommended. (575) 589.0653 x3

La Viña Winery Sunday Market – Dog and kid-friendly farmer’s market featuring farm fresh local produce, and music on the patio from The Two of Us. 12 noon to 4 p.m. at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., one mile north of Vinton Road. 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

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

Zin Valle Vineyards Free Music Sunday – Pack a picnic and enjoy the afternoon at Zin Valle Vineyards. Free wine tasting, and music from Julio Ortiz. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Zin Valle Vineyards, 7315 Canutillo La Union Rd., Canutillo, Tx. FREE to see. More Details

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘August: Osage County’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the black comedy about a family brought together over the disappearance of their patriarch. Holed up in the large family estate, tensions heat up and boil over in the ruthless August heat. Showtime is 2 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. 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

‘Menopause The Musical’ - The international hit musical offers theater-goers a humorous take on "The Change." Features parody songs about chocolate cravings, hot flashes, and sexual predicaments staged to classic tunes from the the '60s, '70s and '80s. 5 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre, Downtown. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Night Market at TI:ME at Montecillo – Over 25 vendors, and live music. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at TI:ME at Montecillo, 4935 N. Mesa. FREE admission. More Details

El Paso Chihuahuas Baseball – El Paso’s Triple A team hosts the Salt Lake City Bees. Game time is 6:05 p.m. Ticket prices vary. More Details