Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, March 20 – March 22, 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, Mark Monroe (rock).

UTEP’s Get Reel Film Series – Blockbuster movies as well as Independent and educational films for as little as $1. Tonight’s movie is “Into the Woods”. 7 p.m., UTEP Union Cinema, 500 W. University. Admission is $1 – $2. 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

Siglo de Oro Drama Festival – The 40th annual celebration of the Spanish language dramatic arts highlights professional and collegiate theater groups from Mexico, Colombia and the United States performing works by the masters of Spanish theater. 7 p.m. at the Chamizal National Memorial Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial. FREE. More Details

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Varekai’ - Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production centers on the “whimsical and enchanted creatures” of their make-believe forest. 7:30 p.m. at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Ticket prices vary. More Details

UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance Presents ‘Esperanza Rising’ - A play based on the children’s novel and accompanied by live mariachi music. 7:30 p.m. in the Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre on the UTEP campus. 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

Freedom Crossing Family Play Date – The fun begins at 10 a.m. with a showing of “Rango” at the Grand Theatre. The first 228 get in FREE. Activities will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the promenade by the play area, including a photo booth with Rango, face painting and a huge inflatable double slide. FREE. More Details

The Living Spirit Expo - The largest holistic event in the area highlights local professionals helping you achieve balance between mind, body and spirit, and includes many exhibitors and guest speakers. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Camino Real Hotel, Downtown. Admission prices vary. More Details

Andress High School Marching Band 1st Annual Car Show - Andress High School Marching Band’s fundraiser includes food truck vendors, car part/accessory vendors, kids activities, and live DJs. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the school parking lot, 5400 Sun Valley Drive. Admission is FREE. 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

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Varekai’ - Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production centers on the “whimsical and enchanted creatures” of their make-believe forest. 4 p.m. at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Siglo de Oro Drama Festival – The 40th annual celebration of the Spanish language dramatic arts highlights professional and collegiate theater groups from Mexico, Colombia and the United States performing works by the masters of Spanish theater. 7 p.m. at the Chamizal National Memorial Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial. FREE. 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

UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance Presents ‘Esperanza Rising’ - A play based on the children’s novel and accompanied by live mariachi music. 7:30 p.m. in the Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre on the UTEP campus. Ticket prices vary. More Details

El Paso Opera presents ‘Tosca’ - El Paso Opera concludes its season with the heart-wrenching opera of love and loss. 7:30 p.m. at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. More Details

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Varekai’ - Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production centers on the “whimsical and enchanted creatures” of their make-believe forest. 7:30 p.m. at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Ticket prices vary. More Details

‘Foam Wonderland Neon Beach Tour’ - “The Ultimate Foam Party Experience” featuring top EDM DJs and the world’s largest foam cannons. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the El Paso County Coliseum. More Details

SUNDAY:

The Living Spirit Expo - The largest holistic event in the area highlights local professionals helping you achieve balance between mind, body and spirit, and includes many exhibitors and guest speakers. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Camino Real Hotel, Downtown. Admission prices vary. More Details

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

2015 Sunland Derby – The 13th running of the Sunland Derby (Gr. III) is the racetrack’s biggest day of racing with 6 races offering over $1.6 million in purses (12 races total). Post time is 12:55 p.m. at the Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino in Sunland Park, New Mexico. FREE General admission and parking. More Details

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Varekai’ - Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production centers on the “whimsical and enchanted creatures” of their make-believe forest. 1:30 p.m. at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Ticket prices vary. 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

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. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.This week, Spanish guitarist Ricardo Valencia. More Info

UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance Presents ‘Esperanza Rising’ - A play based on the children’s novel and accompanied by live mariachi music. 2:30 p.m. in the Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre on the UTEP campus. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Siglo de Oro Drama Festival – The 40th annual celebration of the Spanish language dramatic arts highlights professional and collegiate theater groups from Mexico, Colombia and the United States performing works by the masters of Spanish theater. 3 p.m. at the Chamizal National Memorial Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial. FREE. More Details

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Varekai’ - Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production centers on the “whimsical and enchanted creatures” of their make-believe forest. 5 p.m. at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. 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