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Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, May 16 – May 18, 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 Cielo Vista Mall parking lot. Admission is FREE, ride tickets are $1 or $25 for a wristband good for unlimited rides

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, PT & The Cruisers (classic rock). More Details

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

El Paso Chihuahuas Baseball – El Paso’s Triple A team hosts the Las Vegas 51s. Collector Series #2 jersey pins to first 2,000 guests. 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 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

Armed Forces Day – Fort Bliss’ annual open house event featuring equipment static displays, demonstrations, entertainment, chili cook-off, car show, food and drink concessions. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Biggs Park, 11388 Sergeants Major Blvd. on East Fort Bliss. Admission is free and the public is welcome. 568-2497

Art in the Park – The City Parks & Recreation Department will host the spring edition of the arts and crafts fair. The event also offers continuous entertainment and food for purchase.. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park’s Reserve area, 3100 Copper. FREE admission. 544-0753

Feast in the Middle East – The annual May festival and dinner includes live Arabic music, all your favorite authentic Middle Eastern food, bake table and guided church tours. Noon to 10 p.m. at the St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 120 N. Festival. $2 admission, children 9 and under get in free. 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

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

El Paso Chihuahuas Baseball – El Paso’s Triple A team hosts the Las Vegas 51s . 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 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

Downtown Ghost Tour – Walk the streets of haunted downtown El Paso, and hear stories of betrayal, unique symbolism of buildings, and see the deadliest intersection of the Old West. 9 – 11 p.m. $10 a person. 274-9531

SUNDAY:

Art in the Park – The City Parks & Recreation Department will host the spring edition of the arts and crafts fair. The event also offers continuous entertainment and food for purchase.. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park’s Reserve area, 3100 Copper. FREE admission. 544-0753

Mission Trails Art Market – The open-air market features arts and crafts, music, and the ‘Billy The Kid Breakout Show’ by The Pistoleros De San Elizario re-enactors at 1p.m and 3 p.m. Market open from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Veteran’s Memorial Plaza, 1500 Main in San Elizario. FREE admission. More Details

Feast in the Middle East – The annual May festival and dinner includes live Arabic music, all your favorite authentic Middle Eastern food, bake table and guided church tours. Noon to 7 p.m. at the St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 120 N. Festival. $2 admission, children 9 and under get in free. 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 Las Vegas 51s. Dog bowls to first 2,000 guests. Game time is 1:05 p.m. Ticket 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 2 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

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

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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