Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, March 6 – March 8, 2015. Some events are free, some will cost you a few bucks:

FRIDAY:

Live Horse Racing – The live horse racing season continues at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Post time is 12:55 p.m. FREE general admission and parking. 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. Tonight, Trailerband (outlaw country).

Public 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

Brad Paisley - The Country music superstar brings his “Country Nation World Tour” tour to Las Cruces. With special guests Parmalee & The Swon Brothers. 7:30 p.m. in the Pan Am Center. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Katt Williams - The standup comic/actor performs his latest comedy material. 8 p.m. at the El Paso County Coliseum. Ticket prices vary. More Details

El Paso Community College Theater Ensemble presents ‘Rent’ – Award winning musical based loosely on Puccini’s “La Bohème” follows a year in the life of a group of young artists and musicians in New York’s Lower East Side and their struggles with love, poverty and HIV/AIDS. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the EPCC Transmountain Campus Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North. Ticket prices vary. 831-3205

El Paso Playhouse presents ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents all of Shakespeare’s plays performed in an hour and a half, SNL-style. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

SATURDAY:

Farmers 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. FREE admission. (575) 589-0653, ext. 3

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 admission and FREE parking. More Details

2015 Las Cruces Home and Garden Show - The annual show home improvement and garden show featuring 115 exhibitor booths and more than 90 vendors, how-to demonstrations and more. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University. Admission is $6

Insane Inflatable 5K - This 5K fun-run is filled with 11, huge bouncy obstacles. Returning to Maldonado Maze again this year, participants can register in advance at the Insane Inflatable website, or at the race. More Details

Public Ice Skating– Get your glide on in the area’s largest public ice skating rink. 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

Live Horse Racing – The live horse racing season continues at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Post time is 12:55 p.m. FREE general admission and parking. More Details

UTEP Mens’s Basketball – The Miners host Rice. Regular season finale. Tip-off time is 2 p.m. at the Don Haskins Center. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Salt-N-Peppa - The ‘90s award-winning hip hop duo comes to town. Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Socorro Entertainment Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez. FREE 21+. More Details

Monster Truck Jam - Grave Digger, El Toro Loco, Double Trouble and other monster trucks roar back into Sun Bowl Stadium. 7 p.m. (Gates open at 5 p.m.) $12. More Details

Public 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 ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents all of Shakespeare’s plays performed in an hour and a half, SNL-style. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

SUNDAY:

2015 Las Cruces Home and Garden Show - The annual show home improvement and garden show featuring 115 exhibitor booths and more than 90 vendors, how-to demonstrations and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University. Admission is $6

La Viña Farmers and Crafters Market – La Viña Winery hosts a dog and family-friendly farmer’s market featuring farm fresh, local produce. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., one mile north of Vinton Road. 575-882-7632

Live Horse Racing – The live horse racing season continues at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Post time is 12:55 p.m. FREE general admission and parking. More Details

Public 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

Monster Jam - Grave Digger, El Toro Loco, Double Trouble and other monster trucks roar back into Sun Bowl Stadium. 2 p.m. (Gates open at 12 noon) $12. More Details

El Paso Playhouse presents ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents all of Shakespeare’s plays performed in an hour and a half, SNL-style. Showtime is 2 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Public 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