Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, October 16 – 18, 2015. Some events are free, some will cost you a few bucks:

FRIDAY:

El Paso Zoo – 35 acres of fun and adventure featuring exotic animals from around the world and family attractions such as the African Star Train, the Hunt Family Desert Spring splash pad, and the Foster Tree House Playground. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4001 E. Paisano, across from the County Coliseum. Admission varies. More Details

Punk Rock Flea Market Family Movie Night – Food trucks, a flick, and family fun 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. “The Monster Squad” will be screened tonight beginning at sundown (approximately 7:30 p.m.) at El Paso Punk Rock Flea Market, 1710 Joe Battle, off Vista del Sol. FREE admission. More Details

La Union Corn Maze – In addition to the 13 acre cornfield maze, the farm features a mini-maze for the kids, tractor-pulled wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, an farm animal corral, cow train, pedal cars and other family activities, plus concessions. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in La Union, N.M., Highway 28 next to Zin Valle Winery. Admission prices vary discounts and group rates available. More Details

Paranoia Asylum Haunted House - The El Paso County Sheriff's Office annual haunt features a psychiatric ward theme this year. 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Sheriff's Headquarters, 3850 Justice Dr. $10 admission, $5 for children 12 and under. More Details

Massacre on Marshall Road Haunted House – Growling chainsaws, creepy clowns and who-knows-what lurking in the fog awaits at The Trading Post on Ft. Bliss, 1717 Marshall Road across from Freedom Crossing. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $5. 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. FREE. This week, Prime (classic and current rock).

KLAQ Haunted Forest – Freaky Film Friday – The annual haunted house moves outdoors this year for a mind-bending 4D experience. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Ricky’s Paintball, 1773 Pali Dr. near Zaragoza. Tonight’s FREE freaky flick is “The Ring.” Ticket prices for Haunted Forest vary. 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 “The Gift” 7 p.m., UTEP Union Cinema, 500 W. University. More Details

UTEP Dinner Theatre Presents ‘West Side Story’ – UTEP Dinner Theatre opens its 33rd season with the award-winning musical adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy about two warring New York City gangs — the Jets and the Sharks. Show time is 7 p.m., 2nd Floor UTEP’s Union Building West. Tickets 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

Shakespeare on the Rocks – El Paso’s community based theater company dedicated to producing works by Shakespeare and other classical playwrights presents its annual festival of plays. Tonight, “Much Ado About Nothing”. Showtime is 7 p.m. Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Ticket prices vary. More Details

‘Terror Trail Haunted House’ and ‘Zombie Adventure’ – WinkeyDoodles Paintball Adventures transforms into a two-acre haunted house at night. 7:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. at WinkeyDoodles Paintball Adventures, 401 Anthony, in Canutillo. Admission varies. 877-FEAR (3327)

Ardovino’s Desert Crossing Live Music Fridays – Relax and unwind under the stars with live music on the patio beginning at 7: 30 p.m. at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovino Dr., Sunland Park, New Mexico. Tonight, Frank Zona & Urban Edge. FREE to see.  More Details

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘Witness! The Curiosity House Featuring the Tales of Terror’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents an original one-act plays consisting of both adapted and original horror-themed works, including adaptations from Edgar Allen Poe and the Brothers Grimm. 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. 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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

El Paso Zoo – 35 acres of fun and adventure featuring exotic animals from around the world and family attractions such as the African Star Train, the Hunt Family Desert Spring splash pad, and the Foster Tree House Playground. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4001 E. Paisano, across from the County Coliseum. Admission varies. More Details

Spooktacular – El Paso’s largest indoor Halloween children’s carnival sponsored by The Junior Woman’s Club, featuring live entertainment, hands-on activities, and vendors. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Sun City SciFi Fan Expo - The 2nd annual “convention by fans and for fans” will feature appearances by Verne Troyer (“Mini Me”), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek’s Uhura), memorabilia vendors, Q&A panels, and other celebrity guests. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Camino Real Hotel, Downtown. Ticket prices vary. More Details

La Union Corn Maze – In addition to the 13 acre cornfield maze, the farm features a mini-maze for the kids, tractor-pulled wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, an farm animal corral, cow train, pedal cars and other family activities, plus concessions. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in La Union, N.M. on Highway 28 next to Zin Valle Winery. Admission prices vary discounts and group rates available. More Details

El Paso’s Corn Maze – The 10-acre cornfield maze features a pumpkin patch, Kiddie Maze, cow train, pedal cars, food trucks and more. Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1100 Old Hueco Tanks Road, south of Interstate 10 at Exit 35 (Eastlake). Admission prices vary. More Details

Mesilla Valley Maze  – The cornfield maze and pumpkin patch also offers a mini maze for the kids, pedal cars, slides, and a country store with food and gift items. Food, snacks, and drinks available. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 3855 W. Picacho, Las Cruces. Admission prices vary. More
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Concordia Cemetery Walk Through History – Take a walk through the cemetery and learn all about the iconic graveyard’s history. The annual “living” tour consists of re-enactors in period costumes sharing stories of the past, as well as gunfight reenactments staged throughout the day. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Concordia Cemetery, 3700 E. Yandell. Admission prices vary. More Details

OktobeerFest - The craft beer festival features a variety of beers, several beer gardens, live music, and food vendors. 12 noon to 7 p.m. at Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway North. 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

Western Playland Amusement Park – 30+ rides and games for all ages. Open 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., 1249 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, NM, across from Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Admission varies. More Details

Border Legends Concert – The 7th annual benefit concert, dance, and dinner features 7 El Paso area favorites, including Rod Crosby & the Intruders, and El Paso Band. 3 p.m to 12 a.m. at the El Maida Shrine Auditorium, 6331 Alabama Street. Tickets are $20. More Details

Paranoia Asylum Haunted House - The El Paso County Sheriff's Office annual haunt features a psychiatric ward theme this year. 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 at Sheriff's Headquarters, 3850 Justice Dr. $10 admission, $5 for children 12 and under. More Details

Ghost Stories by Moonlight Children's Night – The Magoffin Home event features spine tingling tales of legends and folklore performed outdoors by local storytellers plus a costume contest. For ages 5 and up. 5:30 p.m. at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120 Magoffin. $15 (Must be purchased in advance). More Info

Punk Rock Flea Market Date Night – Food trucks, artists and vendors, and a movie. Food truck windows open at 6 p.m., the movie “The Craft” starts at sundown at the Punk Rock Flea Market, 1710 Joe Battle on the Corner of Vista Del Sol and Joe Battle. FREE admission. More Details

Massacre on Marshall Road Haunted House – Growling chainsaws, creepy clowns and who-knows-what lurking in the fog awaits at The Trading Post on Ft. Bliss, 1717 Marshall Road across from Freedom Crossing. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $5. More Details

KLAQ Haunted Forest – The annual haunted house moves outdoors this year for a mind-bending 4D experience. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Ricky’s Paintball, 1773 Pali Dr. near Zaragoza. Ticket prices vary. More Details

UTEP Dinner Theatre Presents ‘West Side Story’ – UTEP Dinner Theatre opens its 33rd season with the award-winning musical adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy about two warring New York City gangs — the Jets and the Sharks. Show time is 7 p.m., 2nd Floor UTEP’s Union Building West. Tickets prices vary. More Details

Shakespeare on the Rocks – El Paso’s community based theater company dedicated to producing works by Shakespeare and other classical playwrights presents its annual festival of plays. Tonight, “Hamlet”. Showtime is 7 p.m. Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. 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

Hollywood Nights Movie Night at The Fountains at Farah – Watch “Jurassic Park” under the stars in the Promenade Amphitheater at The Fountains at Farah (weather permitting). 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 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovino Dr., Sunland Park, New Mexico. Julio Ortiz is tonight’s featured artist. FREE to see. More Details

‘Terror Trail Haunted House’ and ‘Zombie Adventure’ – WinkeyDoodles Paintball Adventures transforms into a two-acre haunted house at night. 7:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. at WinkeyDoodles Paintball Adventures, 401 Anthony, in Canutillo. Admission varies. 877-FEAR (3327)

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘Witness! The Curiosity House Featuring the Tales of Terror – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents an original one-act plays consisting of both adapted and original horror-themed works, including adaptations from Edgar Allen Poe and the Brothers Grimm. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute Band – “Red Not Chili Peppers” pays homage to the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  8:30 p.m. at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Old Pueblo Rd. FREE 18 and older. More Details

Concordia Cemetery Ghost Tour – The Paso del Norte Paranormal Society will hold a paranormal investigation of Concordia Cemetery from 9 to 11 p.m. Admission is $15. Meet at the Yandell entrance to the cemetery at 8:30pm. More Details

SUNDAY:

El Paso Zoo – 35 acres of fun and adventure featuring exotic animals from around the world and family attractions such as the African Star Train, the Hunt Family Desert Spring splash pad, and the Foster Tree House Playground. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4001 E. Paisano, across from the County Coliseum. Admission varies. More Details

Sun City SciFi Fan Expo - The 2nd annual “convention by fans and for fans” will feature appearances by Verne Troyer (“Mini Me”), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek’s Uhura), memorabilia vendors, Q&A panels, and other celebrity guests. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Camino Real Hotel, Downtown. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Spooktacular – El Paso’s largest indoor Halloween children’s carnival sponsored by The Junior Woman’s Club, featuring live entertainment, hands-on activities, and vendors. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Ticket prices vary. More Details

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

Mesilla Valley Maze  – The cornfield maze and pumpkin patch also offers a mini maze for the kids, pedal cars, slides, and a country store with food and gift items. Food, snacks, and drinks available. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 3855 W. Picacho, Las Cruces. Admission prices vary. More Details

La Union Corn Maze – In addition to the 13 acre cornfield maze, the farm features a mini-maze for the kids, tractor-pulled wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, an farm animal corral, cow train, pedal cars and other family activities, plus concessions. 12 noon to 6 p.m. in La Union, N.M. on Highway 28 next to Zin Valle Winery. Admission prices vary discounts and group rates available. More Details

El Paso’s Corn Maze – The 10-acre cornfield maze features a pumpkin patch, Kiddie Maze, cow train, pedal cars, food trucks and more. Open 12 noon to 6 p.m. at 1100 Old Hueco Tanks Road, south of Interstate 10 at Exit 35 (Eastlake). 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. 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

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 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This week, Perfect on Paper performing songs from the '80s and '90s. More Details

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘Witness! The Curiosity House Featuring the Tales of Terror’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents an original one-act plays consisting of both adapted and original horror-themed works, including adaptations from Edgar Allen Poe and the Brothers Grimm. Showtime is 2 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

UTEP Dinner Theatre Presents ‘West Side Story’ – UTEP Dinner Theatre opens its 33rd season with the award-winning musical adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy about two warring New York City gangs — the Jets and the Sharks. Show time is 2:30 p.m., 2nd Floor UTEP’s Union Building West. Tickets prices vary. More Details

Paranoia Asylum Haunted House - The El Paso County Sheriff's Office annual haunt features a psychiatric ward theme this year. 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Sheriff's Headquarters, 3850 Justice Dr. $10 admission, $5 for children 12 and under. More Details

KLAQ Haunted Forest – The annual haunted house moves outdoors this year for a mind-bending 4D experience. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Ricky’s Paintball, 1773 Pali Dr. near Zaragoza. 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

‘Terror Trail Haunted House’ and ‘Zombie Adventure’ – WinkeyDoodles Paintball Adventures transforms into a two-acre haunted house at night. 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at WinkeyDoodles Paintball Adventures, 401 Anthony, in Canutillo. Admission varies. 877-FEAR (3327)