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El Paso Weekend Events – Monster Jam, Home & Garden Expo + More

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Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, February 28 – March 2. Some events are free, some will cost you a few bucks:

FRIDAY:

Live Horse Racing – The live horse racing season continues at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Post time is 12:55 p.m. Free general admission and parking. More Details

15th Annual Home and Garden Expo – The annual home and garden extravaganza features hundreds of companies displaying products for remodeling and updating the inside and outside of the home, as well as seminars, exhibits and demonstrations. 2 to 7 p.m. inside the El Paso Convention Center. Admission varies. More Details

Friday at the Fire – Enjoy an evening of live music set against the ambiance of the Freedom Crossing outdoor fireplace. Tonight, Line dancing 6- 11 p.m. FREE.

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

UTEP’s Get Reel Film Series – Get Reel (previously Cinema Novo) presents independent and educational films as well as blockbuster movies for as little as $1. Tonight’s movie is “Thor The Dark World”. 7 p.m., UTEP Union Cinema, 500 W. University. Admission is $1 – $2. More Details

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘Deathtrap’ – El Paso Playhouse presents the presents the Ira Levin comedy-thriller that references itself as a play within a play. 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. 532-1317

SATURDAY:

Winter 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. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (575) 589-0653, ext. 3

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 for the entire family. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Union Plaza District (near The Garden Restaurant) along Anthony Street. Free parking. More Details

15th Annual Home and Garden Expo – The annual home and garden extravaganza features hundreds of companies displaying products for remodeling and updating the inside and outside of the home, as well as seminars, exhibits and demonstrations. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. inside the El Paso Convention Center. Admission varies. More Details

Ice Skating – Whoosh around on ice skates in the area’s largest public ice skating rink. 12 noon to 3 p.m. in the Sierra Providence Event Center, 4100 E Paisano, behind the El Paso County Coliseum. Cost: $8, $6 Military. Admission includes skate rental. More Details

Live Horse Racing – The live horse racing season continues at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Post time is 12:55 p.m. Free general admission and parking. More Details

Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam – The world’s largest and most famous monster trucks including Grave Digger, Maximum Destruction, Monster Mutt, El Toro Loco and more face off one at a time, smashing their way around and through buses, cars, dirt jumps and more. 7 p.m. at Sun Bowl Stadium. Ticket prices vary. More Details

UTEP’s Get Reel Film Series – Get Reel (previously Cinema Novo) presents independent and educational films as well as blockbuster movies for as little as $1. Tonight’s movie is “Thor The Dark World”. 7 p.m., UTEP Union Cinema, 500 W. University. Admission is $1 – $2. More Details

Ice Skating – Whoosh around on ice skates in the area’s largest public ice skating rink. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the 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 ‘Deathtrap’ – El Paso Playhouse presents the presents the Ira Levin comedy-thriller that references itself as a play within a play. 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. 532-1317

Dokken and L.A. Guns Concert – The ‘80s metal band best known for their hits “Breaking the Chains” and “Alone Again” invade the Sun City along with L.A. Guns. 9 p.m. Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez, off Socorro Road, 4.5 miles southeast of Loop 375. FREE 18 and older, $10 17 and younger. More Details

SUNDAY:

15th Annual Home and Garden Expo – The annual home and garden extravaganza features hundreds of companies displaying products for remodeling and updating the inside and outside of the home, as well as seminars, exhibits and demonstrations. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. inside the El Paso Convention Center. Admission varies. More Details

Zin Valle Vineyards Free Music Sunday – Bring your family and friends, pack a picnic and enjoy the afternoon at Zin Valle Vineyards. Free wine tasting and music. 12 Noon to 5 p.m. This week, Dan Lambert and the Double Drum Trio. More Details

Live Horse Racing – The live horse racing season continues at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Post time is 12:55 p.m. Free general admission and parking. More Details

Ice Skating – Whoosh around on ice skates in the area’s largest public ice skating rink. 12 noon to 3 p.m. in the 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 ‘Deathtrap’ – El Paso Playhouse presents the presents the Ira Levin comedy-thriller that references itself as a play within a play. 2 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. 532-1317

Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam – The world’s largest and most famous monster trucks including Grave Digger, Maximum Destruction, Monster Mutt, El Toro Loco and more face off one at a time, smashing their way around and through buses, cars, dirt jumps and more. 2 p.m. at Sun Bowl Stadium. Ticket prices vary. More Details

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

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