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Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, September 13 – September 15. Some events are free, some will cost you a few bucks:

FRIDAY:

Alfresco! Fridays – Live music by local bands outside in the Arts Festival Plaza located between the El Paso Museum of Art and the Plaza Theatre. This week, classic rockers Brown Betty. 6 p.m. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. More Details

Friday at the Fire – Live music by local bands set against the ambiance of the Freedom Crossing outdoor fireplace. 6- 11 p.m. This week,S ha’Vonne. DJ Darrin kicks the night off at 6 p.m.

Downtown Ghost Tour – El Paso Ghost Tours will take you inside downtown’s most haunted and historical buildings and conduct full paranormal investigations. Two walking tours, 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Meet at Leo’s Mexican Restaurant, 315 E Mills Ave. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door, discounts available. More Details

FRIDAY – SATURDAY:

Movies in the Canyon – Blockbuster movies shown on an inflatable screen in the picturesque McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater. Showtime 8:30 p.m. Free admission, concessions available (no food or beverages may be brought in). Friday’s movie is Here Comes the Boom and Saturday its Twilight Breaking Dawn . More Details

SATURDAY:

Red & Green Chile War Festival – Indulge in your love of Chile pepper heat at the annual Mission Valley Red and Green Chile War Festival. The event features spicy local fare, arts and crafts, Chile eating contest, Salsa dancing contest, plus live music, mariachis, and ballet folklorico dancers. Noon to 10 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Plaza, 1500 San Elizario Rd. in San Elizario. Admission is free. 227-4575

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

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing – The annual “producers only” market featuring 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. Coffee, house-made pastries and fresh-squeezed juices available; brunch served in the restaurant beginning at 8 a.m. (575) 589-0653, ext. 3

Mayapan Farmer’s Market – The Annual Mayapan Farmers’ Market continues at Cafe Mayapan. Fresh, local produce and menudo will be available. 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Café Mayapan, 2000 Texas Avenue.

SUNDAY:

Mission Trails Art Market – The open-air market features arts and crafts, music, and the ‘Billy The Kid Breakout Show’ by The Pistoleros De San Elizario reenactors at 1p.m and 3 p.m. Market open from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Veteran’s Memorial Plaza, 1500 Main in San Elizario. Free admission; pet friendly. 851-0093

Red & Green Chile War Festival – Indulge in your love of Chile pepper heat at the annual Mission Valley Red and Green Chile War Festival. The event features spicy local fare, arts and crafts, Chile eating contest, Salsa dancing contest, plus live music, mariachis, and ballet folklorico dancers. Noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at Veteran’s Memorial Plaza, 1500 San Elizario Rd. in San Elizario. Admission is free. 227-4575

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 from Live By Request. 12:30pm – 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

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 Greg Gonzalez. More Details

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