Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, October 23 – 25, 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

El Paso Indian Food Festival – Indian food, art, music and dance highlight the festival “5,001 years in the making.” 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Cleveland Square Park, 510 N Santa Fe St. Downtown. Entry is $5.00 for 3 day wristband, active duty military and kids under 15 are FREE. More Details

Punk Rock Flea Market Family Movie Night – Food trucks, a flick, and family fun 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. “Corpse Bride” 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, Mainstreet (Rock).

UTEP Haunted Campus Tour – The UTEP Student Alumni Association teams up with the Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society to bring you the history and lore of over 100 years of paranormal activity on the UTEP campus. 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the UTEP Alumni Lodge. Tickets are $15 and include tour plus entrance to Haunted House. More Details

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 “Jeepers Creepers.” 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 “Fantastic Four” 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

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

El Paso Symphony Orchestra Presents ‘Aykal Returns’ – Emeritus Conductor Gürer Aykal returns. El Paso Brass, and soprano Kellie Rumba Rattay perform. 7:30 p.m. in the historic Plaza Theatre, Downtown. 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, Tiffany Christopher. 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

War, Los Lonely Boys, Little Joe y La Familia - The multi-platinum-selling WAR, the original street band, will share its timeless music at 8 p.m. Friday at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Los Lonely Boys, and the legendary Little Joe y La Familia will open. Ticket prices vary.

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 presents Boo at the Zoo – The annual “merry, not scary” Halloween event features candy stations for the kids, inflatable games, a Halloween Maze, and various animal enrichment activities. First 2,000 kids each day get a FREE trick-or-treat bag. 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano. All activities included with regular Zoo 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. 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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Sunset Heights Block Party – The annual community party in the historic Sunset Heights neighborhood features area bands, food trucks and art vendors. Entertainment by Chuco Soul Project, Soul Parade, and many more. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the 500 block of Prospect Street. FREE admission. 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

El Paso Indian Food Festival – Indian food, art, music and dance highlight the festival “5,001 years in the making.” 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Cleveland Square Park, 510 N Santa Fe St. Downtown. Entry is $5.00 for 3 day wristband, active duty military and kids under 15 are FREE. 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

UTEP Football – The Miners host Florida Atlantic. Game time is 5 p.m. at Sun Bowl Stadium. Ticket prices vary. More Details

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 Texas Chainsaw Massacre” 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

Ghost Stories by Moonlight – The Magoffin Home’s annual event includes an evening of spine-tingling tales based on legend and folklore performed outdoors by local storytellers. Adults only. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120 Magoffin. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance. 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

Forbidden Acres Haunted House - Make your way through the outdoor haunt where the evil and the undead wait around every turn of this 10-15 min long attraction. 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. at 13161 Tobacco Rd. Admission is $2. 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, “Romeo and Julieta”. Showtime is 7 p.m. Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Ticket prices vary. More Details

El Paso Symphony Orchestra Presents ‘Aykal Returns’ – Emeritus Conductor Gürer Aykal returns. El Paso Brass, and soprano Kellie Rumba Rattay perform. 7:30 p.m. in the historic Plaza Theatre, Downtown. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Hollywood Nights Movie Night at The Fountains at Farah – Watch “The Boxtrolls” 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. Ed and Jerry are 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

Led Zeppelin Tribute Band – “Led Zepplica” pays homage to the music of Led Zeppelin.  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:

Mount Cristo Rey Pilgrimage – The 76th anniversary procession to the four-story-tall statue of Christ on the cross at the top of the mountain begins at 10 a.m. Gates open at 5 a.m. Mass celebrated at noon. (575) 589-2106

El Paso Zoo presents Boo at the Zoo – The annual “merry, not scary” Halloween event features candy stations for the kids, inflatable games, a Halloween Maze, and various animal enrichment activities. First 2,000 kids each day get a FREE trick-or-treat bag. 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano. All activities included with regular Zoo 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

Howl-O-Wine’ Dog Walk at La Viña Winery - Event features a 1-mile dog walk around the grounds of La Viña, as well as music, food vendors, and a dog costume contest. 12 noon to 4 p.m. at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M. Pet registration fee varies, FREE to see. 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

El Paso Indian Food Festival – Indian food, art, music and dance highlight the festival “5,001 years in the making.” 12 noon to 7 p.m. in Cleveland Square Park, 510 N Santa Fe St. Downtown. Entry is $5.00 for 3 day wristband, active duty military and kids under 15 are FREE. 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. This afternoon, “Much Ado About Nothing”. Showtime is 2 p.m. Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Ticket prices vary. 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

Forbidden Acres Haunted House - Make your way through the outdoor haunt where the evil and the undead wait around every turn of this 10-15 min long attraction. 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. at 13161 Tobacco Rd. Admission is $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

Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernandez - Mexico’s premier dance company makes a long-awaited visit to El Paso. Showtime is 7 p.m. at The Plaza Theatre. 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 9:45 p.m. at WinkeyDoodles Paintball Adventures, 401 Anthony, in Canutillo. Admission varies. 877-FEAR (3327)