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Things To Do This Weekend in El Paso – Diablos Last Homestand, Greek Festival & More

El Paso Times/Mark Lambie

Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, August 23 – August 25. 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, Team Havana. 6 p.m. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. More Info

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, Prime. DJ Darrin kicks the night off at 6 p.m.

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 The Lorax and Saturday its The Dark Knight Rises . More Details

FRIDAY – SUNDAY:

Diablos Baseball – The team concludes its final homestand of the season. This weekend’s promotions are Military Appreciation Night/Fireworks after the game on Friday, Free Ticket Saturday, and Quartermania on Sunday. 7 – 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday. More Details

St. Nicholas Greek Festival – The 26th annual festival of Greek food and culture features a smorgasbord of Greek food plus live Greek music and dances. Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, 124 S. Festival. 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $1. 833-0882

SATURDAY:

The Music of Led Zeppelin – The El Paso Symphony Orchestra accompanied by a full rock band honors the legendary band with performances of classic Led Zeppelin songs. 8 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30, $45, $60 and $75. 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 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:

Corner Tavern Summer Patio Live Music Series – Mostly local classic rock and jazz bands jamming for free on the patio from 6-9 p.m. This week, Sorry About Your Sister. 543-6000

Melodies at the Park – This annual series highlights a variety of local acts while showcasing some of the city’s parks. All shows are free and start at 7 p.m. This week Sobredosis del Sabor will be performing at Salvador Rivas Park, 12515 Tierra Norte. 544-0753

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

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