Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, September 11-13, 2015. Some events are free, some will cost you a few bucks:

FRIDAY:

Authentic El Paso Oktoberfest Public Safety Appreciation Night - The 2nd annual Oktoberfest celebration features “authentic” German food, German music, and German beer in “authentic” beer steins made in Germany. $15 General Admission. Tonight only, all military, law enforcement and first responders get in FREE (Military dependents with Valid military ID get in free as well). 6 p.m. to midnight at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. 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 p.m. to 11 p.m. Mama Crystal and the Horns of Plenty (R&B, Funk) performs 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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

Get Reel Film Series at UTEP – Some of this past summer’s biggest movies for as little as $2. Tonight’s movie is Mad Max: Fury Road. 7 p.m., UTEP Union Cinema, 500 W. University. More Details

Ardovino’s Desert Crossing Live Music Fridays – Relax and unwind under the stars with live music on the patio. 8 p.m. at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovino Dr., Sunland Park, New Mexico. FREE to see.  Frank Zona & Urban Edge. More Details

El Paso Playhouse presents ‘Blood Wedding’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater’s 52nd season continues with the classic tragedy that revolves around a death-bound love triangle. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket $10. More Details

Food Truck Revolution Dinner and a Movie Night - Food trucks, a flick, and family fun. Tangled will be screened tonight beginning at approximately 8:15 p.m. at Revolution Urban Eatery, 1710 Joe Battle, off Vista del Sol. FREE admission. More Details

Movies in the Canyon – Family friendly, relatively current movies shown on a state-of-the-art screen set up on the stage of the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Approximately 8:30 p.m., weather permitting. FREE to see.  Jurassic ParkMore 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 12 noon. FREE admission. More Details

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

7th Annual Dog Swim Day at Nations Tobin Aquatic Center - Splash around and frolic in the pool with other friendly water-loving dogs and their owners. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nations Tobin Aquatic Center, 8831 Railroad Dr. in Northeast El Paso. Admission is $2 per dog (owners get in FREE). More Details

Elephant Festival – Party with the pachyderms, Savannah and Juno. There will be live entertainment and lots of activities for the kids. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, across from the County Coliseum. Admission varies. More Details

Chile War Festival - The annual festival includes live music, a farmer’s market, games, and friendly salsa competitions. 11 a.m. to midnight at Cougar Park in Socorro, 10664 Socorro Road. Admission is free. More Details

Mother of Pearl Vinyl Block Party – Beer, food, and live entertainment from local and national artists including hip-hop mogul Mike Jones. 12 noon to midnight at Union Plaza, downtown. FREE with RSVP or $45 VIP. More Details

Western Playland Amusement Park – 30+ rides and games for all ages. Open 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., 1249 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, NM, across from Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Admission varies. More Details

Authentic El Paso Oktoberfest - The 2nd annual Oktoberfest celebration features “authentic” German food, German music, and German beer in “authentic” beer steins made in Germany. $15 General Admission. 6 p.m. to midnight at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. More Details

Hollywood Nights Movie Night at The Fountains at Farah – Watch Little Giants under the stars in the Promenade Amphitheater at The Fountains at Farah. Chuy’s Tex-Mex will be on site selling snacks and drinks. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. 7:30 to 9 p.m. FREE to see. More Details

Ardovino’s Desert Crossing Live Music Saturdays – Relax and unwind under the stars with live music on the patio. 8 p.m. at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovino Dr., Sunland Park, New Mexico. FREE to see. Bobby and the Premiers are tonight’s featured artist. More Details

Rush Tribute Band – “Moving Pictures” pays homage to the music of Rush. Doors open 8:00 p.m. at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Old Pueblo Rd. FREE 18 and older. More Details

Punk Rock Flea Market Sideshow Extravaganza and Metal Showcase – Food trucks, artists and vendors, metal bands, and "cool people doing f-ed up things for your entertainment." 18+ only. 8 p.m. at 1710 Joe Battle on the Corner of Vista Del Sol and Joe Battle. FREE admission. More Details

El Paso Playhouse presents ‘Blood Wedding’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater’s 52nd season continues with the classic tragedy that revolves around a death-bound love triangle. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket $10. More Details

Movies in the Canyon – Family friendly, relatively current movies shown on a state-of-the-art screen set up on the stage of the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Approximately 8:30 p.m., weather permitting. FREE to see.  Tonight’s movie is “RV.” 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. Bring your chairs and blankets or whatever you need to be comfy, but outside food or drinks are not permitted. Tonight, Labyrinth beginning at 8:30 p.m., weather permitting, on the Sunset Terrace located on the seventh floor of Doubletree Hotel, 600 N. El Paso St. in downtown El Paso. Admission is FREE. 532-8733

Cemetery Cinema at Concordia with the Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society - Watch “Ghost Stories of El Paso, Vol. 1” within the walls of Concordia Cemetery. A ghost tour of the cemetery will follow. 8:30 p.m. Meet at the Yandell entrance to the cemetery, and please bring folding chairs and/or blankets for the movie as none will be provided. Admission is $15 per person. 274-9531

SUNDAY:

Elephant Festival – Party with the pachyderms, Savannah and Juno. There will be live entertainment and lots of activities for the kids. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, across from the County Coliseum. Admission varies. More Details

Authentic El Paso Oktoberfest Family Day - The 2nd annual Oktoberfest celebration features “authentic” German food, German music, and German beer in “authentic” beer steins made in Germany. FREE admission, FREE activities for the kids. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. More Details

7th Annual Dog Swim Day at Nations Tobin Aquatic Center - Splash around and frolic in the pool with other friendly water-loving dogs and their owners. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nations Tobin Aquatic Center, 8831 Railroad Dr. in Northeast El Paso. Admission is $2. 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. 12 noon to 4 p.m. at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., one mile north of Vinton Road. More Details

Music on the Patio at La Vina Winery – Bring your favorite wine, snack, or a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of free entertainment on the lawn. 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Music by Live by Request. (575) 882-7632

Western Playland Amusement Park – 30+ rides and games for all ages. Open 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., 1249 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, NM, across from Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Admission varies. More Details

El Paso Playhouse presents ‘Blood Wedding’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater’s 52nd season continues with the classic tragedy that revolves around a death-bound love triangle. Showtime is 2 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket $10. More Details