Spring Break 2018 – Activities for kids and teens
The City of El Paso is offering various fun and educational activities for kids and teens during spring break.
Spring break programs will take place at the El Paso Zoo, museums and libraries across the city. In addition, all of the City’s parks and recreation centers will be open during spring break.
A complete list of programs and activities may be found on the Spring Break 2018 banner on the City’s website at www.elpasotexas.gov.
Showdown Fest 2018
Vince Neil, tattoos, fun highlight Showdown Fest at Coliseum
Tattoos, music and fun come together at this year’s Showdown Festival on Friday through
Sunday, March 16-18, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano.
More than 300 tattoo artists from around the world, including stars from the popular reality
TV show, “Inkmaster,” will highlight this year’s event, which gets underway at noon each
day. The fest also will feature a variety of music and entertainment, including Vince Neil,
the voice of Mötley Crüe, performing on Friday, March 16, the Long Beach Dub All Stars on
Saturday, March 17, and Jack Russell’s Great White on Sunday, March 18. Other acts will
include Cold Kingdom, Sleep Signals, Not My Master, Dicodec, Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh,
Andromeda Theory, Trip Wire, Sancho Villa, King Octopus and Metallica tribute band One.
There also will be food and beverage booths, sideshows, art exhibits, hundreds of vendors
and more, as well as the Border Bike Run and Rally, featuring custom motorcycles.
Tickets are $25 each day or $60 for a three-day pass, plus fees, and free for ages 11 and
under. They are available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets,
by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com.
The Showdown Festival, created by George Galindo, an El Pasoan who owns House of Pain
Tattoo, has been internationally recognized, including, at one time, being named one of the
five best tattoo conventions in the world by Tattoosday, a tattoo blog.
Information: 533-9899; showdownfest.com; @TxShowdownFest on Twitter;
instagram.com/showdown_fest; facebook.com/texasshowdownfestival; @ElPasoColiseum on
Twitter; instagram.com/elpasocountycoliseum; facebook.com/EPColiseum.
Presentará este jueves en conferencia de prensa Tercera Feria Internacional del Cerrajero
Presentará este jueves en conferencia de prensa Tercera Feria Internacional del Cerrajero; generará una gran derrama económica a Ciudad Juárez
Este jueves por medio de un desayuno informativo, la Asociación de Cerrajeros Profesionales del Norte de esta ciudad, anunciarán de manera oficial la Tercera Feria Internacional del Cerrajero, en la que exhibirán nuevos avances tecnológicos en la materia y tendrán muestras de los mejores proveedores a nivel mundial.
Así mismo con esta actividad generará una gran derrama económica a la localidad, ya que vendrán cientos de expositores de cerrajería del interior del país y de los Estados Unidos.
Directivos de la Asociación de Cerrajeros Profesionales del Norte, invita a los representantes de los medios de comunicación de la frontera, a esta conferencia de prensa, que se llevará a cabo a las 10:30 horas en el restaurante Playa Bichis, ubicado en la avenida Manuel Gómez Morín 8125, enseguida de la Plaza del Carmen.
Jueves 22 de febrero de 2018
Desayuno informativo: 3era. Feria Internacional del Cerrajero
Hora: 10:30 horas
Lugar: Restaurante Playa Bichis, ubicado en la avenida Manuel Gómez Morín 8125, enseguida de la Plaza del Carmen.
Chuy’s Fundraiser Day supports El Paso Children’s Hospital
10 percent of food purchases will be donated to support this local cause
Satisfy your craving for amazing Tex-Mex food and help support a good cause, next week at Chuy’s.
On Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, join El Paso Children’s Hospital at Chuy’s, 8889 Gateway West, Suite 1500, for Chuy’s Fundraiser Day. Chuy’s will donate 10 percent of guest’s total food purchase to El Paso Children’s Hospital.
So, whether it’s one of our Famous “Big As Your Face” Burritos, a house specialty, like our Elvis Green Chile Fried Chicken or anything else on Chuy’s one-of-a-kind Tex-Mex menu, guests may present the attached invitation to support El Paso Children’s Hospital in providing quality healthcare to kids in the Borderland all day Tuesday.
Visit facebook.com/chuyselpaso for more information.
What: Chuy’s Fundraiser Day
When: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018
Where: Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway West, Suite 1500
Info: 10 percent of food purchase will be donated to El Paso Children’s Hospital
ANNUAL EL PASO FIRE TRUCK PULL SCHEDULED FOR FEB. 24
ANNUAL EL PASO FIRE TRUCK PULL SCHEDULED FOR FEB. 24 TO SUPPORT LOCAL SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES
The El Paso Fire Truck Pull is an annual Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraiser that is open to the public and supports more than 2,300 local Special Olympics Texas athletes.
Members of the community will come together to use their strength for a good cause on Saturday, February 24 as they attempt to haul a 55,000-pound El Paso fire engine for 75 feet in the fastest time at the Fire Fighters Academy at Ascarate Park. The annual Fire Truck Pull is a team-building activity and fundraiser that is open to the public and supports Special Olympics Texas athletes in the Greater El Paso Area. Registration can be completed in advance online here.
The Fire Truck Pull requires teams of 10 friends, family members and colleagues to put their biceps and working together to pull the emergency vehicle. All teams are required to have at least one female on the squad. Teams with fewer than 10 members should indicate that when registering, as “fill-ins” can be found. The challenge will wrap up with an awards ceremony for the Fastest Team Pull and Most Money Raised.
Event sponsors for this year’s Fire Truck Pull include Casa Ford, the El Paso Fire Department, Whataburger and the El Paso Police Department.
Check-in and walk-up registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the first pull is slated for 9:00 a.m. The entry fee is $25 per person or $250 per team (10 people). The parking fee at Ascarate Park is $2.00 for each vehicle.
Teams and individuals are encouraged to collect additional funds in an effort to compete for the “Most Money Raised” award. All funds collected through this event will go to SOTX to provide sports programming and competition training for more than 2,300 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Greater El Paso Area.
This event operates under the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), which is SOTX’s largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. Through efforts like the Fire Truck Pull, Texas LETR raised over $1.4 million in 2016 to support more than 58,300 SOTX athletes across the state.
Duo Baldo to Perform In El Paso, TX on March 4, 2018
Live On Stage, Inc. and Showtime! El Paso announce
Musical Comedy Duet as part of their 2017 – 2018 Concert Season
Violinist Brad Repp and pianist/actor Aldo Gentileschi combine virtuosic musicianship, theatrical humor and pop culture in a critically-acclaimed performance at Abraham Chavez Theater in El Paso, Texas on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.
Single tickets will be available at the door for $30 (adults) and $10 (students). Concert is open seating. For more information, or to purchase season tickets, visit the Showtime El Paso website at www.showtimeelpaso.com
or call 915-544-2022.
Duo Baldo was born in 2002 when American Violin student Brad Repp and aspiring actor Aldo Gentileschi casually met at a quaint café on the outskirts of Florence, Italy. The duo began experimenting with new show ideas, and eventually became the highlight of the town, drawing in audiences from all over week after week. Now, the duo has recorded over 1000 performances in major concert halls and theatres around the world. The charismatic duo combines classic music and comedy in a way that has audiences doubled over in laughter, while also giving them a new appreciation for classic music. Click Here To View A Video Of Duo Baldo
Showtime! El Paso is an all-volunteer organization presenting internationally acclaimed talent. With over 900 season subscribers they are one of the largest performing arts organizations in El Paso, entertaining over 580,000 concert goers since their inaugural season in 1934. Today, Showtime! El Paso continues to bring a broad range of high quality live entertainment including jazz, rock, Broadway and classical music to the El Paso community.
Live On Stage, Inc. provides excellent, affordable, entertainment attractions and support services to an American community of concert presenters. View a video about Live On Stage.
El Paso Museum of Art Presents Chicano Art at Home Along the Border
For the first time in Texas, the El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA) presents the Papel Chicano Dos: Works on Paper from the Collection of Cheech Marin exhibit that will be on view from February 16 through June 17.
The exhibition features 65 works from the esteemed private collection of actor, comedian, and philanthropist Cheech Marin. It explores Chicano identity from the Chicano Revolution to the present day. As a collector, Marin is dedicated to bringing Chicano art to the forefront of the American art scene.
Using pastels, watercolors, acrylic and spray paint, each of the artists explore universal themes of identity, political and social revolution and the experience of living between and within many cultures. The exhibition includes large-scale works by seminal Chicano artists like Frank Romero, Carlos Almaraz, Glugio “Gronk” Nicandro, and Benito Huerta and prominently features Chicana artists such as Diane Gamboa, Sonia Romero, and Sonia Fe. Also included in Marin’s collection are works by local artist and teacher Gaspar Enriquez, whose large-scale installation, Color Harmony en la Esquina, has found its home in EPMA’s Grand Lobby since 2013.
“In many ways, Cheech Marin’s collection of Chicano art is at home in El Paso. It features artists who embrace a multicultural heritage and artistically reinvigorate, critique, and transform traditions familiar to us along the US-Mexico border,” said exhibition curator Kevin Burns.
Papel Chicano Dos will be supplemented by various community and educational programs that are free and open to the public.
· Saturday, March 3: Papel Chicano Celebration, Noon to 4 p.m. Art-making activities, food trucks, a display of classic low-rider cars, and live music and vinyl sessions by Mother of Pearl Vinyl.
· Saturday, March 31: Baikas!, 12 – 4 p.m., join local Chicano artist and muralist Jesus “Cimi” Alvarado for a guided bicycle tour of El Segundo Barrio’s murals. The tour begins and ends at EPMA; bring a bicycle and water. RSVP for the mural tour at EPMArsvp@elpasotexas.gov or 915-212-3068.
EPCC Breaks Ground on Transmountain Campus Expansion
El Paso Community College (EPCC) will have a groundbreaking at its Transmountain Campus. This is the first project to begin a Districtwide expansion as part of the College’s Master Plan.
What: EPCC Transmountain Campus Groundbreaking
When: Thursday, February 15, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Where: EPCC Transmountain Campus Dean’s Foyer
9570 Gateway Blvd. North
Visuals: Groundbreaking ceremonies, interviews with EPCC Board of Trustees, students and project architects.
This project is the first campus project to break ground as a result of EPCC’s Master Plan. To enhance student experiences and to prepare for future growth, EPCC’s Master Plan recommended multiple phases of construction to expand facilities. These important projects will address campus improvement needs and make sure EPCC has the capacity to serve students with additional classroom and laboratory space, state-of-the art learning experiences and improved technology. These projects will enhance student life and experience while providing new and innovative learning opportunities.
The Transmountain campus expansion will add additional classrooms along with much needed student study and collaboration spaces. This addition will also allow for expansion of Fashion Technology and Interior Design labs and state-of-the-art computer labs. Learn more about these projects at: http://buildthefuture.epcc.edu
EPCC Showcases Trendsetting Work to Texas State Librarian
El Paso Community College’s (EPCC) Jenna Welch and Laura Bush Community Library on the Northwest campus hosted Mark Smith, State Librarian from the Texas State Library and Archive Commission (TSLAC).
On this first-ever visit by a Texas State Librarian to El Paso, Smith learned about the partnership between EPCC, the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and the El Paso Library System in offering services not just to EPCC students, but to the surrounding community.
“This is an outstanding library in its own right, but I am really excited about the cooperative project with the El Paso Public Library,” Mark Smith, Texas State Librarian said. “The library is an anchor to the community, it is a technology center where kids can progress to community college and beyond.”
Being the only library in a 10-mile radius, the Jenna Welch and Laura Bush Community Library offers educational services and community programs such as Summer Books and Beyond, Toddler Tech, physical fitness and citizenship classes.
Opened in 2003, the library was named for Jenna Welch, a former Canutillo resident, and her daughter Former First Lady, Laura Bush. The mother and daughter have visited the library sharing their love of books and family reading.
EPCC builds community awareness and grows partnerships by sharing the many ways it transforms students’ lives and impacts the community and region.
PINK FLOYD LASER SPECTACULAR COMING TO THE EL PASO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
After 30+ years of touring, Paramount’s Laser Spectacular has become a cult classic, presenting the music of Pink Floyd like you’ve never seen it before.
Presented for the first time in 1986, producer Steve Monistere has established the Laser Spectacular as the longest running, touring theater show in history!
Driven by cutting edge effects, Full Color Lasers, Hi-Def Multi-Screen Video Projection, Concert Quality Sound and Lighting Effects, your senses are confronted with an array of visual displays, choreographed to the soundtrack of this exciting show.
Viewed though specially designed 3-D glasses, the audience is drawn into this magical production, often singing along with the re-mastered sound track.
The show has become a favorite with progressive rock fans of all ages. At most shows, parents are seen rocking’ out with their teenagers, as the Laser Spectacular brings together two generations of Pink Floyd music fans.
Date: Friday, January 19, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Place: Chavez Theater at El Paso PAC
Tickets: $25-$35 at Ticketmaster or the PAC Box Office
On Sale Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
On Sale Time: 10 am
Website for more info: pinkfloydlasershow.com/elpaso
Visit a City Museum During the Holiday Season
The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department invites everyone to spend the holiday season visiting one of the City’s three museums; El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of History and the El Paso Museum Archaeology.
All three museums will be open regular hours through the winter holidays with free family-friendly exhibitions.
- The El Paso Museum of Archaeology offers archery or atl-atl demonstrations on Saturday mornings. The trails around the museum are open for family-friendly hikes.
- The El Paso Museum of History is hosting two free preservation workshops as part of the new exhibition, What We Brought. This exhibition explores what people brought with them when they relocated to El Paso. Visitors can learn how to preserve their family heirlooms during the special workshops. Visitors are encouraged to bring an item to preserve. The workshops are at 2 p.m. December 27 and at 5 p.m. December 28.
- The El Paso Museum of Art has several free, ongoing exhibitions as well as drop-in activities during open studio hours from noon to 2 p.m. December 26 through 29. Each of the workshops are designed for visitors 4 years and older and features an art making activity tied to the museum’s current exhibitions.
o Build It Family Workshop, Tuesday, December 26, build homes and buildings with LEGO bricks inspired by the exhibition, Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior.
o Print It Family Workshop, Wednesday, December 27, discover the exhibition Gardens of Earthly and Unearthly Delights and create a watercolor monoprint using leaves and flower petals.
o Make It Family Workshop, Thursday, December 28, Frank Lloyd Wright’s work was inspired by nature. See the exhibition, Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior and create your own stained glass window cling.
o Paint It Family Workshop, Friday, December 20, make a watercolor masterpiece inspired by works from the exhibition, Tom Lea Watercolors and Washes
In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, all three museums will be closed on Monday, December 25, and Monday, January 1.
For more information, visit elpasoartmuseum.org/, history.elpasotexas.gov/, or archaeology.elpasotexas.gov/.
Season’s Reading Book Club
Public Library encourages everyone to curl up with books this winter
The El Paso Public Library encourages every one of all ages to snuggle up with a good book this winter by participating in the Season’s Reading book club that begins Saturday, December 16, at all library branches.
The club requirements are simple; register online or at any library branch, read at least three books and submit a reading log with a list of the titles read. Those who complete the reading requirements will be eligible to win prizes and receive a certificate of completion (prizes vary by branch).
The book club encourages everyone to spend more time reading together this holiday season. Books such as “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss and Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” are just two of the many holiday books available for loan at library branches.
To register for the Season’s Reading book club, visit any public library branch or go online at www.elpasolibrary.org.
El Paso Parks and Recreation Department to Offer Lifeguard Training Courses
The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department is offering lifeguard training courses from December 20 through 23 at the O’Rourke Aquatics Center, 901 N. Virginia St.
The classes on Wednesday, December 20, are from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The classes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A second Lifeguard Training Class will be on December 27 through 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the O’Rourke Aquatic Center.
Each course is $217 per person but discounts are available. For more information on the lifeguard training classes, call the El Paso Parks and Recreation Department at (915) 212-2145 or visit elpasotexas.gov/parks.