Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, July 12 – July 14. Some events are free, some will cost you a few bucks:


Movies on the Lawn – UTEP’s annual summer film series. This week’s featured movie is "Wreck it Ralph" . Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to Kidd Field, off of Glory Road next to the Sun Bowl. Free admission, free parking and portable restrooms provided. Movie starts at 8:30 p.m. More Details

Alfresco! Fridays – The 11th season of the weekly outdoor music series continues with La Magiztral Sonora (cumbia). 6 p.m. Arts Festival Plaza between El Paso Museum of Art and Plaza Theatre. Free. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. 534-0665

Friday at the Fire – Live music by local bands set against the ambiance of the Freedom Crossing outdoor fireplace. This week, enjoy the sounds of Mainstreet. DJ Darrin will kick the night off at 6 p.m. Free.


‘Viva El Paso!’ – The outdoor musical drama chronicles the 400 year history and cultural evolution of the El Paso region. Colorful costumes and musical production numbers set against the backdrop of the Franklin Mountains highlight the summer extravaganza. 8:30 p.m. in the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Tickets: $18- $24; discounts available. More Details


Ysleta Mission Festival - Celebrate the historic El Paso Missions and be a part of the annual fiesta with three days of free music, game booths, carnival rides and other entertainment. 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 131 S. Zaragosa at Alameda. Admission is free. Friday’s headliner is Ruben Ramos, Saturday is Radio La Chusma, and Sunday’s headliner is River City Band. More Details

UTEP Dinner Theatre Presents ‘In the Heights’ - UTEP Dinner Theatre brings its season to a close with the Tony-winning musical. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $45 Friday and Saturday; $26 Sunday (Discounts available). 747-6060


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 opens for the season 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.

Dancing In the City – The outdoor dance/concert series includes a dance lesson at 7:00 p.m. followed by a live music performance from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. In the Arts Festival Plaza between El Paso Museum of Art and Plaza Theatre. This week, the country music sounds of Yarn . Free. 541-4481


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. Free. 7:30pm to 9:30pm. This week, dance and listen to swing and blues from Morry Sochat and the Special 20′s. More Info

El Paso Missions Art Market - The monthly San Elizario Art Market features arts and crafts, music, and the 'Billy The Kid Breakout Show' by The Pistoleros De San Elizario reenactors. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday at the Mission at the Trail Art Market on Main Street. Free admission; pet friendly. 851-0093

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 Julio Ortiz. More Info

Corner Tavern Summer Patio Live Music Series – Another free music series, this one featuring mostly local classic rock and jazz bands on the bar/restaurant’s patio. 6-9 p.m. at 2700 N. Mesa in the Cincinnati District. This week, classic rock from We Be Fore . 543-6000

Note: If you know of something going on this weekend that I missed, feel free to tell us about it in the “leave a comment” box below