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Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, August 8 – August 10, 2014. Some events are free, the others will cost you a few bucks:

FRIDAY:

Plaza Classic Film Festival – “The World’s Largest Classic Film Festival“featuring more than 80 movies of all genres. Actress Shirley Jones, best known for her television role on “The Partridge Family” will discuss her experiences while filming “Oklahoma” before its screening. Ticket prices vary depending on movie. More Details

Fiesta de San Lorenzo – The annual fiesta, one of the largest in the county, celebrates San Lorenzo, the patron saint of the poor. The festival features traditional matachine dancers and other entertainment, as well game booths, carnival foods, and carnival rides for children. Admission to all events is FREE. Noon to 1 a.m. at the San Lorenzo Catholic Church in Clint (take the Clint exit from I-10 and follow the Mission Trail signs). 851-2255

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. This week, Joe Barron Band.

Alfresco! Fridays – Fresh-air performances from local bands playing various genres of music. 6 p.m. on the Convention Center Plaza. FREE. This week, Chicago tribute band Windy City. More Details

Anything Box Concert – The electronic/synth band best known for their 1989 hit “Living In Oblivion”returns for a 21 and older only performance. 8 p.m. at Room 101 in the Mesa Inn Motel, 4151 N. Mesa. Tickets, $25. More Details

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the comedy play written by Christopher Durang about regret and sibling rivalry. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Movies on the Lawn – UTEP’s annual summer film series features movies shown outdoors on an 18-foot inflatable screen. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, but leave your alcohol and glass containers at home. Concessions available. This week’s featured film is “The Incredibles”. Movie starts at approximately 8:30 p.m., weather permitting, at Kidd Field on the UTEP Campus. FREE. More Details

SATURDAY:

Farmer’s 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. (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 parking. More Details

Fiesta de San Lorenzo – The annual fiesta, one of the largest in the county, celebrates San Lorenzo, the patron saint of the poor. The festival features traditional matachine dancers and other entertainment, as well game booths, carnival foods, and carnival rides for children. Admission to all events is FREE. Noon to 1 a.m. at the San Lorenzo Catholic Church in Clint (take the Clint exit from I-10 and follow the Mission Trail signs). 851-2255

Museum of Art Free Movie Screenings – The El Paso Museum of Art will screen a couple of movies at the museum in collaboration with The Plaza Film Festival. “Ice Age” will show at 1 p.m. and “An Arctic Tale” at 3 p.m. FREE, but seating is limited to the first 220 people. 532-1707

Plaza Classic Film Festival – “The World’s Largest Classic Film Festival“featuring more than 80 movies of all genres. Actress Shirley Jones, best known for her television role on “The Partridge Family” will discuss her experiences while filming “Elmer Gantry” prior to its screening. Ticket prices vary depending on movie. More Details

‘Frozen’ Family Play Date at Freedom Crossing – The theme for this family-themed event is “Frozen”. Frozen-themed activities include a photo booth with ‘Anna’ and ‘Elsa’, Frozen face painting, and free Frozen snow cones. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Freedom Crossing, 11611 Haan Road at Ft. Bliss. More Details

Rock The Fort – The summer music festival includes live bands, a car and bike show, plus food and drink vendors. National recording act Theory of a Deadman is this year’s headliner. Also performing are RiboFlavin’, Bash the Band and the 1st Armored Division Shock Action. Biggs Park, 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd on Fort Bliss. Gates open at 4 p.m. Admission prices vary. More Details

Saturdays in the Park – Bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic basket and enjoy a different live band at various parks throughout the city. 6 -9 p.m. This week, Brown Betty performs at Nations Tobin Park, 8831 Railroad. 212-1006

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the comedy play written by Christopher Durang about regret and sibling rivalry. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. 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. Tonight, “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”. 8:30 p.m., weather permitting, on the Sunset Terrace located on the 7th floor of Doubletree Hotel, 600 N. El Paso St. in downtown El Paso. FREE admission; cash bar and dinner menu available. 532-8733

District 3 Movies Under the Stars – Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks and watch a movie in the park, weather permitting. This week’s movie is “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” 8:30 p.m. at Vista del Valle Park, 1288 Hawkins. FREE

Horizon City Movies in the Park – Relatively current movies shown on an inflatable screen, weather permitting. Blankets or lawn chairs allowed and you can bring your own snacks or purchase concessions from the Horizon City Police Explorers, but alcohol is prohibited. This week’s movie is “Despicable Me 2″. FREE. 8:30 p.m. at Corky Corcoran Park, located just off Horizon Boulevard, across from Horizon Star Bakery. 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 $10. 915-274-9531

SUNDAY:

Plaza Classic Film Festival – “The World’s Largest Classic Film Festival“featuring more than 80 movies of all genres. Ticket prices vary depending on movie. More Details

Zin Valle Vineyards Free Music Sundays – Bring your family and friends, pack a picnic and enjoy the afternoon at Zin Valle Vineyards. Free wine tasting and music. 12 Noon to 5 p.m.This week, guitarist and singer Julio Ortiz. 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. 1:30pm – 4:30 pm. 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M. one mile north of Vinton Road on Highway 28. 575-882-7632

Fiesta de San Lorenzo – The annual fiesta, one of the largest in the county, celebrates San Lorenzo, the patron saint of the poor. The festival features traditional matachine dancers and other entertainment, as well game booths, carnival foods, and carnival rides for children. Admission to all events is FREE. Noon to Midnight at the San Lorenzo Catholic Church in Clint (take the Clint exit from I-10 and follow the Mission Trail signs). 851-2255

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the comedy play written by Christopher Durang about regret and sibling rivalry. Showtime is 2 p.m. Sunday at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Music under the Stars – Pack a picnic and take the family to the Chamizal National Memorial for an evening of music and dancing under the stars.7:30pm to 9:30pm. FREE. This week, . More Details

Melodies at the Park – This annual series highlights a variety of local acts while showcasing some of the city’s parks. Bring your lounge chairs and enjoy an evening of music at the park. There will be food vendors on site. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. This week, Chuco Soul Project performs at Armijo Park 710 E. Seventh St.

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