Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, September 23 to September 25, 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

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

Alfresco! Fridays – Fresh-air performances from local bands playing various genres of music. 6 p.m. on the Convention Center Plaza. Tonight, Team Havana (Latin Variety). 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, Wild Flower. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. FREE.

Oktoberfest at Ft. Bliss - El Paso’s original Oktoberfest celebration. The traditional gathering features an authentic German meal and collectible beer stein, and the Schuhplattler dancers. 6 p.m. to midnight at Biggs Park, 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd on East Fort Bliss. Tickets $35, includes collectable beer stein, and full German meal . More Details

Frazier Shows Carnival – Rides, games and of course, carnival food. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Cohen Stadium parking lot. Admission is FREE, ride wristband $20. 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

Shakespeare on the Rocks – El Paso’s community based theater company dedicated to producing works by Shakespeare and other classical playwrights presents its annual festival of plays. Tonight, “Othello”. Showtime is 7 p.m. Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Tickets $8-10. More Details

Movies on the Lawn at UTEP - The free outdoor movie summer series continues with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Movie starts at approximately 7 p.m., weather permitting, at UTEP’s Centennial Plaza. FREE admission. More Details

El Paso Symphony Orchestra Presents ‘Heroic Beginnings’ – Maestro Bohuslav Rattay and company open the 2016 season with guest pianist Ilya Yakushev, and a performance of and Beethoven’s Symphony No.3 (Eroica). 7:30 p.m. in the historic Plaza Theatre, Downtown El Paso. 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 7:30 p.m. (or as dictated by sundown, weather permitting. Tonight, The Jungle Book. FREE. More Details

Beach Boys Tribute Band – Doors open 8 p.m. at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Old Pueblo Rd. FREE 18 and older. More Details

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘Our Lady of the Tortilla’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the comedy about a Latino family and the revelations that ensue when a pious aunt sees the Virgin Mary while cooking her first batch of tortillas. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. 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

SATURDAY:

El Paso’s Corn Maze – The 10-acre cornfield maze features a pumpkin patch, Kiddie Maze, cow train, food trucks and more. Open noon to 6 p.m. at 1100 Old Hueco Tanks Road, south of Interstate 10 at Exit 35 (Eastlake). Tickets start at $8.95 for kids, $10.95 for adults. More Details

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 4:00 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

La Union Corn Maze – In addition to the 13 acre cornfield maze, the farm features a mini-maze for the kids, tractor-pulled wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, pedal cars and other family activities, plus concessions. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in La Union, N.M., Highway 28 next to Zin Valle Winery. 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

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

Free Movie Saturday at the International Museum of Art –  On the Beach 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 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., 1249 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, NM, across from Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Admission varies. More Details

Frazier Shows Carnival – Rides, games and of course, carnival food. 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Cohen Stadium parking lot. Admission is FREE, ride wristband $20. More Details

Oktoberfest at Ft. Bliss - El Paso’s original Oktoberfest celebration. The traditional gathering features an authentic German meal and collectible beer stein, and the Schuhplattler dancers. 6 p.m. to midnight at Biggs Park, 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd on East Fort Bliss. Tickets $35, includes collectable beer stein, and full German meal . More Details

El Paso Punk Rock Flea Market Night Market – Artists, vendors, food, and live music. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 5 Points Bistro, 3019 Montana Ave. FREE admission. More Details

UTEP Football – The Miners host Southern Miss. 6 p.m. at Sun Bowl Stadium. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Shakespeare on the Rocks – El Paso’s community based theater company dedicated to producing works by Shakespeare and other classical playwrights presents its annual festival of plays. Tonight, “Othello”. Showtime is 7 p.m. Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Tickets $8-10. More Details

Movie Nite on the Lawn - Watch The Jungle Book under the stars in the Promenade Amphitheater at The Fountains at Farah. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. FREE to see. 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 7:30 p.m. (or as dictated by sundown), weather permitting. Tonight, Brave. FREE. More Details

El Paso Symphony Orchestra Presents ‘Heroic Beginnings’ – Maestro Bohuslav Rattay and company open the 2016 season with guest pianist Ilya Yakushev, and a performance of and Beethoven’s Symphony No.3 (Eroica). 7:30 p.m. in the historic Plaza Theatre, Downtown El Paso. Ticket prices vary. More Details

The Eagles Tribute Band – Doors open 8 p.m. at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Old Pueblo Rd. FREE 18 and older. More Details

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘Our Lady of the Tortilla’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the comedy about a Latino family and the revelations that ensue when a pious aunt sees the Virgin Mary while cooking her first batch of tortillas. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Trapfest Block Party – The all-ages block party shines the spotlight on “America’s Premier Trap and Bass Music Tour” featuring Yellow Claw, San Holo and others. 8 p.m. on N. Mesa and E. Main in Downtown El Paso. Tickets prices vary. More Details

Haunted Brothel Ghost Tour – Traverse Downtown El Paso’s darkest alleys and enter some of our city’s remaining brothels (maybe even capture paranormal activity). Meet at the Ghosts915 Paranormal Research Center, 108 E San Antonio Ave at 9:00 p.m. $15 per person. More Details

SUNDAY:

El Paso’s Corn Maze – The 10-acre cornfield maze features a pumpkin patch, Kiddie Maze, cow train, food trucks and more. Open noon to 6 p.m. at 1100 Old Hueco Tanks Road, south of Interstate 10 at Exit 35 (Eastlake). Tickets start at $8.95 for kids, $10.95 for adults. More Details

Scenic Drive Scenic Sunday - Scenic Drive closes to traffic and opens for pedestrians allowing El Pasoans and tourists who like to walk, run, bicycle or skateboard enjoy the panoramic views the road high up on the southern slope of the Franklin Mountains has to offer without having to worry about dodging cars. Vehicle traffic is blocked from the Richmond Avenue entrance to the Rim Road-Robinson entrance from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Parks & Rec Pokémon Catch ‘em All Event – “Catch ‘em all” Pokémon party includes prizes, giveaways, and Pokémon team hats. 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Scenic Drive (Rim Rd. to Wheeling Ave.) FREE. 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

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

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

Lincoln Park Day Chicano Art and Car Show – This year’s event will feature a Lowrider car show hosted by Latin Pride C.C., special musical guest Bobby Rosales and the Premiers, art exhibits, and danza. Food and drinks will be sold, or you can picnic in the park, or bring your own grill. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lincoln Park, 4001 Durazno. FREE

Oktoberfest at Ft. Bliss Family Free Day – All ages allowed today; no tickets required. Food available for purchase. 12 noon to 5 p.m. at Biggs Park, 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd on East Fort Bliss. 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

La Viña Winery Sunday Market – Dog and kid-friendly farmer’s market featuring farm fresh local produce, and music on the patio. 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

La Union Corn Maze – In addition to the 13 acre cornfield maze, the farm features a mini-maze for the kids, tractor-pulled wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, pedal cars and other family activities, plus concessions. Noon to 6 p.m. in La Union, N.M., Highway 28 next to Zin Valle Winery. Admission prices vary. More Details

Western Playland Amusement Park – 30+ rides and games for all ages. Open 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., 1249 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, NM, across from Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Admission varies. More Details

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘Our Lady of the Tortilla’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the comedy about a Latino family and the revelations that ensue when a pious aunt sees the Virgin Mary while cooking her first batch of tortillas. Showtime is 2 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Frazier Shows Carnival – Rides, games and of course, carnival food. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Cohen Stadium parking lot. Admission is FREE, ride wristband $20. More Details