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Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, May 9 – May 11, 2014.Some events are free, the others will cost you a few bucks:

FRIDAY:

Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival – Rides, games and of course, carnival food! 5 p.m.- midnight in the Sunland Park Mall parking lot. Admission is FREE, ride tickets are $1 or $25 for a wristband good for unlimited rides. More Details

Alfresco! Fridays – Fresh-air performances from local bands playing various genres of music. 6 p.m. No outside food or beverages allowed. No pets allowed. Still downtown, but now on the Convention Center Plaza. This week, Radio la Chusma (latin, reggae). More Details

Friday at the Fire – Enjoy an evening of live music set against the ambiance of the Freedom Crossing outdoor fireplace. Tonight, Mainstreet (rock). 6- 11 p.m. at Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss, 1611 Haan Road. FREE.

UTEP Dinner Theatre Presents ‘Les Miserables’ – The award-winning musical based on the novel of the same name returns by popular demand. 7 p.m., 2nd Floor UTEP’s Union Building West. 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

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody’ – El Paso’s Longest Running Community Theater presents its summer production of “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody,” described as “an homage to the screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s.” Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

SATURDAY:

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

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

Freedom Crossing Family Play Date – The family-themed event begins with a showing of “Bee Movie” at the Grand Theatre at 10 a.m. Tickets for all ages are $3.50 and include a kid’s size popcorn and soda. FREE activities for kids on the promenade including bee costume characters, bee balloons, face painting, a photo booth and kid’s karaoke and dance lessons from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Freedom Crossing, 11611 Haan Road at Ft. Bliss.

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

Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival – Rides, games and of course, carnival food. 2 p.m.- midnight in the Sunland Park Mall parking lot. Admission is FREE, ride tickets are $1 or $25 for a wristband good for unlimited rides. More Details

El Paso Chihuahuas Baseball – El Paso’s new Triple A team hosts the Albuquerque Isotopes. Fireworks, presented by 93.1 KISS-FM, will follow after the game. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Ticket prices vary. More Details

UTEP Dinner Theatre Presents ‘Les Miserables’ – The award-winning musical based on the novel of the same name returns by popular demand. 7 p.m., 2nd Floor UTEP’s Union Building West. 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

El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras’ Season Finale – The El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras will close out the season with performances by each of the four orchestras as, including a featured performance of Alexander Arutunian’s “Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra” by Coronado High School senior Quinn Gutierrez. 7 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre, 125 Pioneer Plaza. Tickets prices vary. More Details

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody’ – El Paso’s Longest Running Community Theater presents its summer production of “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody,” described as “an homage to the screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s.” Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

SUNDAY:

Zin Valle Vineyards – Pack a picnic and enjoy a Mother’s Day afternoon of free wine tasting and music. 12 Noon to 5 p.m. This week, Julio Ortiz. 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 Chihuahuas Baseball – El Paso’s new Triple A team hosts the Albuquerque Isotopes. Game time is 1:05 p.m. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Music on the Patio at La Vina Winery – Bring your favorite wine, snack, or pack a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of free live music on the lawn. 1:30pm – 4:30 pm. 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M. one mile north of Vinton Road on Highway 28. 575-882-7632

Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival – Rides, games and of course, carnival food. 2-10 p.m. Sunday in the Sunland Park Mall parking lot. Admission is FREE, ride tickets are $1 or $25 for a wristband good for unlimited rides. More Details

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody’ – El Paso’s Longest Running Community Theater presents its summer production of “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody,” described as “an homage to the screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s.” Showtime is 2 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

UTEP Dinner Theatre Presents ‘Les Miserables’ – The award-winning musical based on the novel of the same name returns by popular demand. 2:30 p.m. no-dinner matinee, 2nd Floor UTEP’s Union Building West. 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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