Children of the Hisatsinom: The Artistic Tradition of the Hopi
Summertime has always been one of the best times of the year to check out new exhibits in El Paso Museums. The El Paso Museum of Archaeology has a new exhibit called the Children of The Children of the Hisatsinom; The Artistic Tradition of the Hopi. This exhibition will be running until September 1st.
Since ancient times the Hopi people or Hopituh Shi-nu-mu (the peaceful people) have lived in the Southwest, maintaining their sacred covenant with Maasaw, the keeper of the earth, living as peaceful farmers who are respectful of the land and its resources. Descendants of the Ancestral Pueblo peoples, the Hopi continue to live following many of the old traditions that have been passed down for generations. The purpose of this exhibit is to showcase the many arts that the Hopi use to communicate elements of their culture and traditions to a wider audience. From basketry to pottery to the carving of beautiful katsina dolls, the Hopi continue to express their deep, rich history through the creative works of their artisans.
MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD), in collaboration with El Paso Live, a division of Destination El Paso, is excited to announce the line-up for the annual GECU presents Music Under the Stars (MUTS). This season of Music Under The Stars will be an exciting one.
Every summer, thousands enjoy free live music at Music Under the Stars World Music Concert Series. The program is one of El Paso’s leading family events.
The series boasts performances by local, national and international artists in many genres including salsa, bluegrass, rock, tribute bands, and jazz. Don’t miss the 4th of July fireworks spectacular. Selected artists embrace the community one step further by giving free music workshops to under-served youth at local community recreational centers or detention centers the day following their live performances. These workshops help motivate and inspire their audiences.
2018 Chamizal Concert Schedule
June 24 Noche Ranchera featuring Mariachi Flor de Toloache
2018 Cohen Stadium Concert Schedule
July 4 Fireworks Spectacular with Frank Ray
July 8 Gedeon Luke & The People
July 15 Chicano Batman
July 22 Queen Nation
INSIGHTS – ZOOTOPIA STEAM SUMMER CAMP
The Insights Museum is putting on some exciting Summer Camps all summer long. One of those exciting camps is the Zootopia Steam Summer Camp which takes place from August 6th- August 10th. The Insights is hosting multiple science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) summer camps at UTEP throughout the summer of 2018. These camps provide a fun engaging environment for your kids to dive into in hands-on activities designed to review state educational standards (TEKs) for each grade level. They’re a great way to keep your kids engaged this summer and get ready for the start of the school year. All Insights STEAM summer camps are designed and run by certified teachers with the help of UTEP students training to become Math and Science teachers. Students will learn problem-solving skills as they tackle challenges with real-world connections. We offer three great STEAM summer camps:
Jump into the world of animals and zoos through a variety of STEAM lessons and activities! Campers will craft a scale model replicating some of El Paso Zoo’s most popular animal attractions, play BINGO while identifying biomes from around the world, and adapt their own “bird beaks” to eat the most candy. Campers will also explore what makes up the world animals live in by identifying the non-living parts of our environment, role-playing photosynthesis, creating an edible rock cycle, and much more.
Event Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Venue: UTEP’s Centennial M useum and Desert Gardens
Admission:$100Age Group:Ages 9-11
Contact Phone Number:915-534-0000
VIVA EL PASO
Picture Credit: Viva El Paso
Be a part of history as Viva! El Paso returns to the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre, Celebrating 41 Years! Enjoy El Paso’s beloved outdoor musical extravaganza. VIVA! EL PASO returns for its 41st season at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays June 15 through July 28 in the picturesque McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. This colorful musical spectacular celebrates the four major cultures that have influenced the Sun City — Native American, Spanish conquistadors, Mexican and Western American. Their histories come alive through drama, song and dance, performed by a cast of more than 50. VIVA! EL PASO is an experience not to be missed!
Please note dates are subject to change. For information related to inclement weather during events please contact 915-534-0674.
Photo Credit: Yanni Works
Legendary performer and composer Yanni has will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of “Live At The Acropolis” with a world tour that will launch this spring in the United States. Yanni has been awarded more than 40 platinum and gold albums worldwide and has sold more than 25 million albums around the world. The maestro will kick off the “Yanni 25 – Live At The Acropolis Anniversary Concert Tour” will roll through El Paso to delight audiences at the Abraham Chavez Theatre on June 14, 2018. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime event!
His concerts are legendary. Yanni returns with a worldwide tour performing in over 60 concerts through the USA, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Puerto Rico and Panama over the past 10 months.
This is Yanni as you know him best, performing his instrumental hits from shows that have become famous around the world. Fans will witness Yanni and his world-class musicians as they take the stage to perform his greatest instrumental hits made famous in his shows from The Acropolis in Greece, The Taj Mahal in India, The Forbidden City in China and The Royal Albert Hall in England.
Dave Chappelle & John Stewart
Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart are joining forces for a stand-up comedy tour. The two announced that they are performing together during an exclusive, limited run of shows in June. The seven tour dates will take place in Boston, Houston and El Paso. The two performed together in August 2017 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The former “Chappelle’s Show” star recently released comedy specials on Netflix. Stewart announced last year that he will film new stand-up specials for the first time in 20 years, though the release date is still unknown. This tour will make its El Paso stops on June 23rd and June 24th at the Abraham Chavez Theatre.
Chappelle and Stewart will sell their tickets through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan service. Hopeful ticket-buyers can register now through Wednesday for Verified Fan; tickets for registered fans go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. local time.
No cell phones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at this show. Upon arrival, all phones and smartwatches will be secured in Yondr pouches that will be unlocked at the end of the show. Guests maintain possession of their phones throughout the night, and if needed, may access their phones at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby. All guests are encouraged to print their tickets in advance to ensure a smooth entry process. Anyone caught with a cellphone in the venue will be immediately ejected. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience.
Hike with Mom
Do you have any Mother’s Day traditions? It’s never too late to start your own tradition of getting outside with your mom or kids for some quality time in Nature. On Sunday, May 6th Hueco Tanks will be hosting a Hike with Mom. Join Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site staff and enjoy one of the most rewarding views of El Paso and surrounding mountains. Tour is limited to 25 participants and reservations are required. Cost is $9 per adults 13 and above and $2 per child ages 5-12. Guests are being advised to please bring water and wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
At Hueco Tanks, you can hike, rock climb, bird watch, study nature and history, picnic and stargaze. Visitors can take guided and self-guided tours to view rock imagery. Hueco Tanks is mainly a day-use park. However, there are 20 campsites. Access to the park is restricted to protect its fragile resources. Hueco Tanks has guided and self-guided areas
MIGHTY MUJER TRIATHLON
Photo Credits: Mighty Mujer Triathlon
A very exciting race is happening in El Paso on April 21st at Memorial Park. Mighty Mujer Triathlon is an all-female race featuring two distances: Super Sprint and Sprint. Both distances start with a 300-yard swim in an indoor pool. The course then takes athletes on a challenging and rewarding bike route (1 loop for Super Sprint, 2 loops for Sprint). The race finishes off with a run through the beautiful Memorial Park area of Central El Paso (2 loops for Super Sprint, 3 loops for Sprint).
Mighty Mujer Triathlon empowers and supports new and experienced triathletes with fun and informative lead-up events and fantastic support on race day! One of the great races in El Paso that brings the community together.
Venue: Memorial Park Pool
Admission: April 1 – April 20
MOZART BY MOONLIGHT
Experience the magical music of Mozart like never before when we present Mozart by Moonlight Saturday May 5th in McKelligon Canyon’s Amphitheater. Metropolitan opera tenor Brian Downen, baritone Ricardo Herrera, mezzo-soprano Cherry Duke, soprano Kellie Rumba Rattay and the Young Artists of El Paso Opera collaborate with conductor Bohuslav Rattay and orchestra for a concert of arias and ensembles from various Mozart operas. A memorable evening of beautiful music and atmosphere for the entire family!
Tickets on sale now by calling the box office at 581-5534, online on our website, or Ticketmaster.
$30 Adult Ticket Price
$15 Children Ticket Price
$50 VIP Seating (first three rows)
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El Paso Chihuahuas 2018 Season
Baseball season in El Paso is finally here and Chihuahua Fans are just as excited as ever. Attendance is expected to be high this season as it has been the past 4 years. Chihuahuas fever is back and those stats are looking to be the same or even better for the 2018 Season.
The Chihuahuas kick-off the 2018 Fifth Season Celebration on April 10th versus the Salt Lake Bees (Los Angeles affiliate). Rally towels are the featured giveaway on Opening Night and Fifth Season Celebration Mini Bats will be handed out to guests on Sunday, April 15th. A new addition to the promotions calendar is a 25% savings for military, first responders, and veterans. The special rate is available on Monday through Thursday games (excludes April 10th, July 2nd, and July 3rd) via GovX.com or in person with valid ID at either of the Southwest University Park box office locations. On Military Mondays presented by Prudential, all active military and veterans will get to enjoy one complimentary Jumbo Hot Dog Meal with valid military ID.
THE EL PASO RV SHOW
The All-New El Paso RV Show rolls into the El Paso Convention Center March 16, 17 and 18, 2018. The show boasts one of the largest displays of RVs and campers for sale under one roof, with special heavily discounted prices all three days. The family-friendly event has something for every RV enthusiast, including over 80,000 square feet of Class A and C motorhomes, fifth-wheels, fiberglass and aluminum pull behinds, toy haulers, truck campers, and folding campers, as well as the latest in camping accessories. Get the best deal of the season from the local RV dealers at this show with something to fit every family budget! Featured dealers include Camping World, Fun Country RV, and Holiday World of Katy. Along with a wide variety of campers and RV’s, consumers can take a tour of a tiny home on wheels, presented by Country Cabin Village!
The first 50 guests each day will receive a free gift from Camping World RV Sales.
Oasis Hot Tubs is hosting a prize vault for a chance for 5,000 guests to try to crack the code to win a $25,000 Backyard Makeover. Camping World RV Sales is also hosting a register to win Campsite Package giveaway complete with Coleman Grill, Fire Pit, Table and Chair set, Ice Chest and a Patio Mat valued at $430!
Show dates, times, and admission prices:
Friday, March 16: 1pm-7pm / Saturday, March 17: 10am-7pm / Sunday, March 18: 11am-4pm
Adults $8.00, Youth 16 and under are FREE!
For more information, contact Karisma Olson at 816-396- 9246 firstname.lastname@example.org
Show sponsored in part by Holiday Inn El Paso West – Sunland Park
Sun City Craft Beer Festival
Fans of Craft Beer have been looking forward to April for quite some time now. The 2018 Sun City Craft Beer Festival is taking place April 21 and April 22nd at the El Paso Convention Center Plaza in downtown El Paso. This years festival will be taking place from noon till 8pm and will feature dozens of regional and national craft breweries. All of these breweries are looking forward to showcasing what each of them is currently offering. A selection of over 150 different beers will be on site to enjoy throughout the day’s festivities. Trashcan pong, human foosball and the best food trucks from all of El Paso will be there.
Live music, as well as art, merchandise, and food trucks, will be on site as well at this year’s festival. Various brewing experts will also be on site to host workshops and demonstrate live how homemade brewing is done the right way. This year there is also an SCCBF app that you can download to your iPhone. This app gives you additional information on beers at the festival, notes on beers you try and a feature to share with friends. This festival is in only its third year and looking to continue growing in a very big way,
General Admission tickets are $25 for one day, $40 for both days, VIP are $80 and Designated driver tickets are only $10
For more information head to Suncitycraftbeerfestival.com
EL PASO COMIC-CON
El Paso Comic Con is back in 2018 with guests, panels, vendors, cosplay, contests, and interactive displays! Comic-Con will be back April 13th to The El Paso Convention Center. Special guests include Mindy Sterling, Brent Spiner, Johnathan Frakes, Lindsay Jones, Kara Eberle, Elizabeth Maxwell, Barbara Dunkelman, Arryn Zech and Jason David Frank, to name a few. Don’t miss El Paso’s BIGGEST comic convention.
EPCON Features: ARTIST ALLEY AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS & PHOTO OPS SHOW OFF YOUR COSPLAY! CRAFTING PANELS / Q&A SHOPPING SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS GAMING AFTER HOURS
El Paso Comic Con is a pop culture phenomenon that brings the best in entertainment to West Texas. With celebrity guest panels, autograph signings, photo ops, gaming competitions, cosplay, contests, special events, and KidCon, there is something for everyone. El Paso Comic Con gives fans up-close and personal interaction with their favorite actors, authors and stars. Bring your whole family to Comic-Con 2018 on April 13th.