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Shop Downtown @ Downtown El Paso
May 29 – May 30 all-day

Shop Downtown- Dwntwn Shopping is your chance to experience the border culture and unique shopping opportunities at retailers such as Krystal Jeans and Hollands with delicious authentic food from a variety of eateries such as La Feria Grill or Café Colon among others.  Come this weekend to have this wonderful experience.

 

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Digital Wall: Digie @ El Paso Museum of History
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Digie is the first 3-D Digital Wall of its kind in the United States and the second in the world to the Copenhagen Museum Wall. Visitors can upload personal memories, pictures, films, music or texts or create postcards and send them to any location in the world. This Wall will connect generations through images from El Paso’s past, present and future. It will celebrate the El Paso’s historic imagery throughout the nation and worldwide via global networking.
People are able to upload photos to Digie using the website www.digie.org. You will be able to share your culture, history, heritage, family, etc. on Digie.
Digital Wall by the numbers:
• 5 five 95” touch LED TV screens make the Wall
• Currently more than 6,000 photographs in the database

The Changing Pass @ El Paso Museum of History
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Changing of the Pass

A traditional, chronological journey through the major events and influences that have shaped El Paso into the city we experience today. The cannon is from the Mexican Revolution period, around 1910. The ox-cart was used to haul goods along the Camino Real (King’s Road) reaching from Santa Fe, NM to Mexico City

 

Neighborhoods and Shared Memories

The Neighborhoods and Shared Memories exhibit is composed of cherished photographs, special mementos and keepsakes from past and present residents of Chihuahuita and El Segundo Barrio. Every two years, the exhibit will feature a new set of neighborhoods. The Neighborhoods exhibit seeks to preserve, interpret, and increase an appreciation for neighborhood-based history.

 

Up in Smoke: The Early Days of the El Paso Fire Department

As El Paso changed from a small adobe village to a railroad center built of brick and lumber, the possibility of disastrous fires dramatically increased. Not until El Paso organized a volunteer fire department, with City funded equipment, could the community seriously consider building up and out. The exhibit includes the El Paso Fire Department’s 1901 Steamer, Engine No. 2, and other early fire memorabilia.

 

Namaste El Paso: Celebrating Indian Culture Open Now until June 21, 2015

India, the largest secular democracy in the world is a beautiful kaleidoscope of different languages, religions, landscapes and people. India goes from the snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas in the North to the beautiful beaches of the peninsular south. There are 2.81 million Indians in America and a small portion of that right here in the Borderland working in hospitals as doctors and nurses, as restaurateurs, motel owners and as professors and students. Come and see this colorful and interesting exhibit!

 

Up in Smoke: The Early Days in the El Paso Fire Department @ El Paso Museum of History
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

As El Paso changed from a small adobe village to a railroad center built of brick and lumber, the possibility of disastrous fires dramatically increased. Not until El Paso organized a volunteer fire department, with City funded equipment, could the community seriously consider building up and out. The exhibit includes the El Paso Fire Department’s 1901 Steamer, Engine No. 2, and other early fire memorabilia.

Vasily Kandinsky and Franz Marc Expressionism and Der Blaue Reiter @ El Paso Museum of Art
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

As a logical successor to the EPMA’s first Modern Masters Series: Highlights from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum installment that explored the beginnings of Cubism in works by Paul Cézanne and Pablo Picasso, this second Guggenheim focus installation-Vasily Kandinsky and Franz Marc: Expressionism and Der Blaue Reiter-examines the bold and colorful energy of two leaders of German Expressionism, which followed closely on the heels of Cubism as the next major modernist style of the early twentieth century.

Along with the Dresden-centered Die Brücke (The Bridge), Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) represented the core of German Expressionism, a movement which borrowed ideas from painters like Vincent van Gogh, and that influenced subsequent generations of artists, including Neo-Expressionists in the 1970s. Led by Kandinsky and Marc, Der Blaue Reiter focused on the psychology and emotion of colors and spirituality in art.

The pair of Guggenheim works by Kandinsky and Marc-Landscape with Factory Chimney (1910) and White Bull (Der Stier, 1911), respectively-demonstrate the powerful beginnings of Der Blaue Reiter. They express the artists’ mutual interest in expressive, arbitrary, and brilliant saturated colors, bold simplified forms, and symbolic interpretations of the natural world. The works also illustrate each man’s unique vision: Marc’s empathetic connection with the animal world and Kandinsky’s inclination toward abstraction.

Together, the paintings evoke a brief but significant moment in twentieth-century modernism as Kandinsky returned to his native Russia only a few years later, compelled by the outbreak of World War I, and Marc died serving in the German army, while stationed on the Western front.

Finally, another key feature of Der Blaue Reiter was its theoretical focus on the connection between visual art and music. Therefore, it is especially fitting that among the many related programs being planned around the exhibition is a free performance of the Kandinsky-Alfred Schnittke work titled The Yellow Sound (Der Gelbe Klang), by the El Paso Opera.

Science of Bowling @ El Paso Exploreum
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

As El Paso welcomes thousands of bowlers to the USBC bowling championships, the El Paso Exploreum Children’s Museum is opening its “Science of Bowling” exhibit at 300 W. San Antonio Ave. to explain exactly what it takes for one ball to knock down ten pins!
Did you know a bowling ball can float? Did you know that understanding physics can help you deliver a perfect hook? Did you realize the amount of oil on a lane requires you to change your technique? The Science of Bowling answers those questions and more.
On Wednesday, March 4, Science of Bowling opens at the El Paso Exploreum, directly across the street from the El Paso Convention Center, home of the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships through July. The majority of the exhibit is free, located inside the museum lobby. Additional exhibit elements are located inside the museum complementing the existing permanent collection and require an entry fee.
With equipment and support provided by El Paso’s Fiesta and Oasis Bowling Lanes, the USBC, International Bowling Campus Youth Development, and the J. Edward and Helen M.C. Stern Foundation, the Science of Bowling addresses science, technology, engineering, math, physics, and even health. National manufacturers, including Hammer, Storm, Columbia and Kegel, provided sectioned bowling balls and pins to show how complicated equipment can be. The exhibit appeals to all ages. It gives students the opportunity to learn bowling technique while focusing on complex science concepts such as Newton’s Laws of Physics. Adults will see how the USBC regulates bowling equipment and learn about local pros. Younger children will experience the fun of bowling through lightweight Bowler’s Ed kits or the new virtual bowling exhibit.

Alfresco Fridays @ Convention Center Plaza
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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The line-up for the 2015 season of Alfresco! Fridays kicks off on April 10.

The free concert series, now in its 13th year, runs at 6 p.m. every Friday from April 10 to Sept. 18 at the Convention Center Plaza in Downtown El Paso, in front of Abraham Chavez Theatre and the Main Hall of the Judson F. Williams Convention Center.

The season will feature 23 performances and will feature classic rock, ska, salsa, rockabilly and other forms of popular music.

The series is sponsored by First Light Federal Credit Union.

This year’s line-up:

April 10: Windy City (Chicago tribute band)

April 17: Madison Livingston (country music)

April 24: PT and the Cruisers (classic rock)

May 1: Azucar (Latin variety)

May 8: Brown Betty (classic rock)

May 15: Radio La Chusma (Latin reggae)

May 22: Abe Mac Band (country)

May 29: Exito (Tejano)

June 5: Rod Crosby and the Intruders (classic rock)

June 12: Billy Townes (jazz)

June 19: Sangre Gitana (Latin variety)

June 26: Open

July 3: Fixed Idea (Latin ska)

July 10: Sorry About Your Sister (rockabilly)

July 17: Tejas Band (Spanish variety)

July 24: Joe King Carrasco (Tex-Mex)

July 31: Mariachi Fatigo (mariachi and salsa)

Aug. 7: Sobredosis del Sabor (salsa and cumbia)

Aug. 14: Everyday People (funk and soul)

Aug. 21: Michael Coss and the Jackpots (pop rock)

Aug. 28: Trailer Band (country rock)

Sep. 4: B Series (rocksteady)

Sep 11: Prime 80s Experience (retro)

Sep. 18: Fungi Mungle (1970s music)

Wicked @ Plaza Theatre
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Back by “popular” demand, Wicked returns to take El Paso by storm. Variety callsWICKED “a cultural phenomenon,” and it continues to break box office records across North America. Winner of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times). Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete – and completely satisfying – musical in a long time” (USA Today). WICKED will run for two weeks at the Plaza Theat May 20-31, 2015.

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El Paso Chihuahuas Home Game @ Southwest University Park
May 29 @ 7:05 pm – 8:05 pm

El Paso Chihuahuas vs. Iowa Cubs

CHICANO BATMAN at Tricky Falls! @ Tricky Falls
May 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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Chicano Batman is your sonic outlet from the monotonous back into the soul. They are students of rhythm, globe trotting on a quest to reclaim and represent the musical roots of their past generations.

Drawing from a broad range of 60s and early 70s Brazilian bossa nova and samba, spacey psychedelia, slow-jam soul with a pinch of surf-rock cumbia, the quartet uniforms their act in retro ruffled-tuxedo shirts from a thrift store near you.

Chicano Batman is more than a musical force but an adventurous and opinionated superhero who feeds off of community, afro-centricity and bolillos, on a mission to bring the overlooked to the forefront.

Friday May 29th, 2015 doors open at 8 p.m.

(All Ages)

Tricky Falls

209 S. El Paso

Downtown El Paso

Cost: $12-15