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Things To Do This Weekend in El Paso – Tattoo Festival, Diablos Baseball & More

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Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, July 19 – July 21. Some events are free, some will cost you a few bucks:

FRIDAY:

Movies on the Lawn – UTEP’s annual summer film series. This week’s featured movie is “Harry and the Hendersons” . 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 Toll Booth Willie. 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 1AD Latin Band. DJ Darrin will kick the night off at 6 p.m. Free.

FRIDAY – SATURDAY:

‘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

FRIDAY – SUNDAY:

Diablos Baseball – This weekend’s promotions are fireworks after the game on Friday, a special appearance from Clifford the Big Red Dog on Saturday, and Quartermania on Sunday. 7 – 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday. More Details

Texas Tattoo Showdown Festival – More than 200 tattoo artists from around the world will be in attendance at the 4th annual tattoo and music festival. Headliners include Three Days Grace and El Paso’s own The Royalty. Noon to 11 p.m. each day at the El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $25 per day; $45 weekend pass. 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

SATURDAY:

Expose and Fungi Mungle Concert – Tricky Falls presents an all-ages show featuring ’80s freestyle favorites Expose, best known for their popular radio hits “Seasons Change” and “Come Go with Me” and local favorites Fungi Mungle. 8:00 at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso St. Tickets: $35 p.m. 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.

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, Samba Society. Free. 541-4481

Oaxaca Mole Festival – The annual event will showcase five varieties of mole, plus traditional Oaxacan dance and music groups, and artisan goods. 6 to 10 p.m. at Café Mayapán, 2000 Texas. 217-1126

SUNDAY:

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 Americana music from Jenni Dale Lord. More Info

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. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday at Veteran’s Memorial Plaza, 1500 Main in San Elizario. 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

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, country music from Trailer Band. 543-6000

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