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Things To Do This Weekend: ‘Carnival of Madness,’ ‘Movies at the Canyon,’ and More


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


Alfresco! Fridays — The 10th season of free outdoor concerts continues today at 6 p.m. at Arts Festival Plaza between El Paso Museum of Art and Plaza Theater. The Spanish rock sounds of Reilika will entertain you this week. More Details

FRIDAY – SAturday:

Movies in the Canyon – The movies ‘Transformers’ and ‘Hitch’ will be screened at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre at about 8:30 p.m.,weather permitting. Free. Friday, “Transformers.” Saturday, “Hitch.” More Details


‘Carnival of Madness’ – Featuring Evanescence, Chevelle, Halestorm, Cavo and New Medicine. UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. More Details

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing – The 11th annual “producers only” market, Saturday 7:30 a.m – 12 noon. Features local farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans. More Details

Corn Festival – Cooking demonstrations, crafts and music by son jaracho groups Los Utrera and Cambalache. 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Centro Mayapan, 2101 Myrtle. 877-1520

Mercado Mayapán Farmers Market – The indoor farmers’ market and cultural plaza featuring farmers who do not use pesticides and whose small farms are located within 100 miles of El Paso. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Mercado Mayapan, 2101 Myrtle. 887-1520


Pops in the Park – Free show featuring Emily Hardtke, and the Edge of Texas Concert Band. 6 p.m. Mission Hills Park on the westside at the intersection of Stanton Street and O’Keefe Drive.

Melodies at the Park – El Paso Parks and Recreation’s roving free outdoor music concerts at various city parks on select Sundays throughout the summer. This Sunday, it’s Zulema Villela and Mariachi Cuauhtémoc at Marty Robbins Park on Vista del Sol. 544-0753

Note: If you know of an event I missed feel free to tell us about it in the “leave a comment” box below

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