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Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, October 25 – October 27. Some events are free, some will cost you a few bucks:

FRIDAY:

KLAQ Haunted House – The longest running Haunted House in El Paso. This year’s theme, The Twisted Circus in 3-D, features a maze of 3-D effects and horrifying props. Doors open 6 p.m. to midnight at 1323 N. Lee Trevino at I-10 West. Tickets: $10, children 10 and younger must be accompanied by parent at all times. More Details

UTEP’S Haunted Campus Tours – The UTEP Student Alumni Association teams up with the Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society to bring you the history, legends, and lore of over 100 years of paranormal activity on the UTEP campus. 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Meet at the Alumni Lodge (the Peter and Margaret de Wetter Center). Admission varies. More Details

La Union Maze – The 13 acre cornfield features a farm animal corral, cow train and other family activities, plus tractor-pulled wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, and “the best maze in the area”. 5 to 10 p.m. at 1101 Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery. Admission prices vary, discounts available. More Details

Downtown Ghost Tour – El Paso Ghost Tours will take you inside downtown’s most haunted and historical buildings and conduct full paranormal investigations. Two walking tours, 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Meet at Leo’s Mexican Restaurant, 315 E Mills Ave. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door, discounts available. More Details

Massacre on Marshall Road Haunted House – The haunted house attraction features zombies and other monsters, and is “not recommended for the faint of heart.” 7 p.m. to midnight at The Trading Post, 1717 Marshall Road on Ft. Bliss. Admission is $5. More Details

Friday at the Fire – Live music by local bands set against the ambiance of the Freedom Crossing outdoor fireplace. 6- 11 p.m. Free. Tonight, Prime. DJ Darrin kicks the night off at 6 p.m.

Monster Bash – The Halloween “carn-evil” includes games and crafts, food and beverage vendors, free carnival rides, dancing and entertainment, and three “scare levels” haunted houses. 5 to 9 p.m. at Biggs Park, 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd. on East Fort Bliss. Some activities are free, others cost a few bucks. More Details

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘Night of the Living Dead’ – Zombies invade the stage in the local adaptation of the movie classic. 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

9 to 5: The Musical – UTEP Dinner Theatre presents the musical comedy based on the 1981 movie that starred Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin about three working women living out their fantasies of getting even with their boss. 7 p.m. in the UTEP Union West Building. Ticket prices vary. More Details

SATURDAY:

KLAQ Haunted House – The longest running Haunted House in El Paso. This year’s theme, The Twisted Circus in 3-D, features a maze of 3-D effects and horrifying props. Doors open 6 p.m. to midnight at 1323 N. Lee Trevino at I-10 West. Tickets: $10, children 10 and younger must be accompanied by parent at all times. More Details

Boo at the Zoo – The El Paso Zoo hosts its annual “merry, not scary” Halloween event. Safe trick-or-treating for children age 2 -12, pumpkin bowling, a maze, and more than 20 animal enrichment activities. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano. Admission prices vary. More Details

Sunset Heights Block Party – The sixth annual community party in the historic Sunset Heights neighborhood features 15 area bands including Biscuit Roller, L.I.G.R.E., and Riboflavin, and other activities. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Noon – 10 p.m. Admission is free. More Details

Korn – The metal band performs at the Socorro Entertainment Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez off Socorro Road, 4.5 miles southeast of Loop 375. Admission is free. More Details

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘Night of the Living Dead’ – Zombies invade the stage in the local adaptation of the movie classic. 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

9 to 5: The Musical – UTEP Dinner Theatre presents the musical comedy based on the 1981 movie that starred Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin about three working women living out their fantasies of getting even with their boss. 7 p.m. in the UTEP Union West Building. Ticket prices vary. More Details

La Union Maze – The 13 acre cornfield features a farm animal corral, cow train and other family activities, plus tractor-pulled wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, and “the best maze in the area”. 11 a.m. to  10 p.m. at 1101 Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery. Admission prices vary, discounts available. More Details

Mesilla Valley Corn Maze at Lyles Family Farms – The 15th annual Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch including a variety of activities, games (most of them free), food, and a hayride to the pumpkin patch. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 3855 W. Picacho, Las Cruces. Admission is $10.50, $8.50 children under 12. More Details

Massacre on Marshall Road Haunted House – The haunted house attraction features zombies and other monsters, and is “not recommended for the faint of heart.” 7 p.m. to midnight at The Trading Post, 1717 Marshall Road on Ft. Bliss. Admission is $5. 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 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

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing – The annual “producers only” market featuring 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. Coffee, house-made pastries and fresh-squeezed juices available; brunch served in the restaurant beginning at 8 a.m. (575) 589-0653, ext. 3

SUNDAY:

KLAQ Haunted House – The longest running Haunted House in El Paso. This year’s theme, The Twisted Circus in 3-D, features a maze of 3-D effects and horrifying props. Doors open 6 to 10 p.m. at 1323 N. Lee Trevino at I-10 West. Tickets: $10, children 10 and younger must be accompanied by parent at all times. More Details

Broadway in El Paso Presents Straight No Chaser – Broadway in El Paso Series kicks off its 10th anniversary with the return of Straight No Chaser. Ten voices come together to make extraordinary music with a sense of humor. 7:30 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre. Ticket prices vary. More Details

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘Night of the Living Dead’ – Zombies invade the stage in the local adaptation of the movie classic. 2 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Boo at the Zoo – The El Paso Zoo hosts its annual “merry, not scary” Halloween event. Safe trick-or-treating for children age 2 -12, pumpkin bowling, a maze, and more than 20 animal enrichment activities. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano. Admission prices vary. More Details

Massacre on Marshall Road Haunted House – The haunted house attraction features zombies and other monsters, and is “not recommended for the faint of heart.” 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Trading Post, 1717 Marshall Road on Ft. Bliss. Admission is $5. More Details

La Union Maze – The 13 acre cornfield features a farm animal corral, cow train and other family activities, plus tractor-pulled wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, and “the best maze in the area”. Noon to 6 p.m. at 1101 Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery. Admission prices vary, discounts available. More Details

Mesilla Valley Corn Maze at Lyles Family Farms – The 15th annual Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch including a variety of activities, games (most of them free), food, and a hayride to the pumpkin patch. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 3855 W. Picacho, Las Cruces. Admission is $10.50, $8.50 children under 12. More Details

9 to 5: The Musical – UTEP Dinner Theatre presents the musical comedy based on the 1981 movie that starred Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin about three working women living out their fantasies of getting even with their boss. Non-dinner matinee at 1:30 and a 7 p.m. performance in the UTEP Union West Building. Ticket prices vary. 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, guitarist and singer Julio Ortiz. More Details

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