Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, September 5 – September 7, 2014. Some events are free, some will cost you a few bucks:

FRIDAY:

Minerpalooza - The family-friendly event is part pep rally, part street party with carnival booths, inflatable games, a Kid Zone, musical entertainment, and special appearances by the UTEP cheerleaders and Paydirt Pete, the UTEP marching band, the Golddiggers dance team, and UTEP athletes and coaches. FREE. 6 p.m. - midnight in the parking lot of the Larry K. Durham Center at the corner of Glory Road and Sun Bowl Drive. More Details

Friday at the Fire – Live music by local bands set against the ambiance of the Freedom Crossing at Ft. Bliss outdoor fireplace. 6 – 11 p.m. FREE. This week, Red Lady Band (blues rock trio from Austin, TX).

Alfresco! Fridays – Fresh-air performances from local bands playing various genres of music. 6 p.m. on the Convention Center Plaza. FREE. This week, Prime 80s Xperience (retro). More Details

San Eli First Friday Art Walk & Ghost Tour – All of the art galleries stay open for this once a month evening event, which includes live music at the Bandido Cantina, a “Movie on the Wall” at around 8:00 p.m., and Ghost Tour. 6 – 9 p.m. in the San Elizario Art District located off Socorro Road at Main Street. Artwalk is FREE, the Ghost Tour $10. More Details

Movies in the Canyon – Family friendly, relatively current movies screened on the stage of the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Approximately 7:30 p.m., weather permitting. FREE. No outside food or beverages allowed. Popcorn, soft drinks and other snacks sold at the concession stand. Tonight, "Hunger Games: Catching Fire". 915-534-0665

El Paso Playhouse presents ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the final play ever written by Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca. The play, being staged in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, explores themes of repression, passion, and conformity, and inspects the effects of men upon women. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

SATURDAY:

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 noon. (575) 589-0653, ext. 3

Mayapán Market - Locally and naturally grown produce, and Mexican fair-trade artworks are spotlighted. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Café Mayapán, 2000 Texas. 217-1126

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

Dog Swim Day – Your furry friend gets a chance to frolic in the pool with other water-loving canines thanks to the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at Nations Tobin Aquatic Center, 8831 Railroad. $2 per dog, owners get in FREE. Bring paper copies of your dog's shot records, showing current rabies, distemper and parvo vaccinations. 757-2743

Jazz at Sunset – The annual outdoor jazz show features live performances this year by the Candice Reyes Quintet, Billy Townes and Michael Hamilton Group, Ruben Gutierrez and Case Closed, and Jorge Gonzalez Trio. 6 to 10 p.m. at EPCC Valle Verde Campus’ Americana Language Village, 919 Hunter. FREE. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair. No alcohol allowed, refreshments will be sold. 831-2096

Movies in the Canyon – Family friendly, relatively current movies screened on the stage of the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Approximately 7:30 p.m., weather permitting. FREE. No outside food or beverages allowed. Popcorn, soft drinks and other snacks sold at the concession stand. Tonight, "Back to the Future". 915-534-0665

Hollywood Nights at The Fountains at Farah – Watch a kid-friendly Hollywood blockbuster under the stars in the Promenade Amphitheater at The Fountains at Farah. 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. FREE. Tonight, "Frozen". Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, complimentary water bottles and popcorn will be served. More Details

The Doubletree by Hilton presents Saturday Night Movies on the Terrace – You don’t have to be a guest in the hotel to enjoy the movie. Tonight, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)". 8:30 p.m., weather permitting, on the Sunset Terrace located on the 7th floor of Doubletree Hotel, 600 N. El Paso St. in downtown El Paso. FREE admission; cash bar and dinner menu available. 532-8733

El Paso Playhouse presents ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the final play ever written by Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca. The play, being performed in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, explores themes of repression, passion, and conformity, and inspects the effects of men upon women. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

UTEP Football - The Miners host Texas Tech. 9 p.m. at Sun Bowl Stadium. Ticket prices vary. More Details

SUNDAY

Dog Swim Day – Your furry friend gets a chance to frolic in the pool with other water-loving canines thanks to the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at Nations Tobin Aquatic Center, 8831 Railroad. $2 per dog, owners get in FREE. Bring paper copies of your dog's shot records, showing current rabies, distemper and parvo vaccinations. 757-2743

El Paso Playhouse presents ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the final play ever written by Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca. The play, being performed in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, explores themes of repression, passion, and conformity, and inspects the effects of men upon women. Showtime is 2 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details