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Everything EP: Weekender April 2-4

Emma's Easter
Emma's Easter
Jeff Hensley

There are so many happenings in El Paso. Here are a few things going on. If your event is missing email me at

Enjoy your EASTER weekend!

Friday, April 2nd:

  • 1-2-3 Imagine with Elmo & Friends at the Abraham Chavez Theatre 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm showings
  • The Door Christian Fellowship 2010 International Bible Conference continues. See Wednesday for more info.
  • Celebration of Life Art Show worshipping God through artistic talents in many venues at LifeGate Church. A cafe is also set up for people to purchase refreshments during the course of the show. 10555 Edgemere El Paso, TX 79925 See Wednesday for more info.
  • Bethel Family Ministries presents “It’s an Easter EGGstravaganza. Games, food, "Easter Egg Hunt", skits, music - all the stuff for a GREAT party 5:00 pm 6301 Alabama El Paso, TX 79904 for more info call 915-565-2222
  • Alfresco! Fridays: Art’s Festival Plaza (adjacent to the Plaza Theatre and El Paso Museum of Art) 5:30pm Free. Open to the public. In 2010, Alfresco! Friday’s enters its 8th season. Alfresco Friday’s provides a casual way to experience some of the best established and upcoming local bands. Originally conceived as a way of keeping employees downtown at the start of the weekend, the concerts quickly became a draw for visitors to downtown. The upcoming season will feature Jazz, Latin, Reggae, Classic Rock, 70's, Funk, Mariachi and more.
  • Tobe Hixx and Laz Viciedo Live stand-up comedy. El Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway, 8:30 & 10:45 p.m., $6-$16, tickets at, 17 and over, for info 779-LAFF. Through April 1, 8 p.m. $6-$16, April 2 & 3, 8:30 & 10:45 p.m., $12-$22. 
  • Anja Schneider Live DJ set, presented by Synthteck Promotions. Manhattan, 522 San Francisco, 9 p.m.
  • 'Be My Baby' Romantic comedy about a Scotsman and an uptight English woman, both in their 50's, on a life-changing journey to take care of a child. By Ken Ludwig, directed by Jan H. Wolfe. El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, 8 p.m., $10, $8 seniors, $7 students and military, for info 532-1317. Through April 10. 
  • Bajo Zero Live performance. Republic, Union Plaza, 10 p.m.
  • Patrick Kell Cd Release party. The Percolator, 217 N. Stanton, 8 p.m.
  • St. Matthew Passion Play Annual production of the Cross reenactment and prayer.St. Matthew's Catholic Church, 400 W. Sunset, 7 p.m., free admission, for info 584-3461.
  • Lions Club Fish Fry El Paso Mountain Lions Club Fundraiser. American Legion Post No. 58, 4724 Vulcan, 1-8 p.m., for info 276-6869.
  • Willy Wonka El Paso KIDS-N-CO. presents this musical version of the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl. Words and music are by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newly, with the stage adaptation by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy A. McDonald. In the play, five golden tickets have been hidden in five Wonka chocolate bars and the five kids who find them are invited to tour Wonka’s secret candy factory and meet the maestro of sweets himself. KIDS-N-CO. Performance Center, 1301 Texas Ave., 7:30 p.m,. $7 adults, $5 students, seniors, children and active military, for info 351-1455  Through April 11, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
  • Frontera Bugalú Live performance. Garage Tequila Bar, 4025 N. Mesa, 9 p.m., $5 for 21+, $8 for under 21
  • Rampage Live performance. The Hydrant, 3112 Forney, 9 p.m., no cover, 21+, for info 633-8455.
  • Midnight Mist Live performance. Bulldog Pub, 1201 Bob Hope, 9:30 p.m., no cover, 21+, for info 860-2130
  • Retro Robot CD Listening Party The Garden, Union Plaza, 6 p.m., free, 21+.
  • UTEP Women's Softball Miners vs. Southern Miss. Helen of Troy Complex, UTEP, 3 p.m., $5.50, tickets at Game series April 3, 11 a.m
  • Congo Rock, Harvard Bass Live DJ sets. Club 101, 1148 Airway, 9 p.m., $11 pre-sale, $16 at the door, tickets at
  • Skarabajo Live performance. Franklin's Lounge, Sunland Park Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr., 9 p.m., no cover, 575-874-5200.
  • James Clarkston Guitarist to perform live. Sunset Grill, Sonoma Ranch Golf Course, 1274 Golf Club Rd., Las Cruces, 6:30-9 p.m., for info 575-521-1826
  • Jack Welch Live performance of Country, Classic Rock, Oldies, Latin music. Great American Land and Cattle Co., 600 Valley Chili Road, Vinton, 6:30-9:30 p.m., for info 915-886-4690. Every Fri. and Sat.

Saturday, April 3rd:

  • 1-2-3 Imagine with Elmo & Friends at the Abraham Chavez Theatre 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm showings
  • 'El Paso's Got Talent' KTSM Channel 9 will host the event to film participants submissions to America's Got Talent. Bassett Place, 6101 Gateway West, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Celebration of Life Art Show at LifeGate Church at 10:00 am 10555 Edgemere El Paso, TX 79925 Phone: 915-593-1122 See Friday for more info.
  • Northeaster Parade presented by the Tropicana Homes will begin at 10am on Hercules and Diana and proceed on Diana to Northgate Center. Free call 751-6964 or 751-8489 for more info.
  • Super Spring bash: 10th annual Super Spring Bash Westside Community Church live Christian bands free food and drinks pop corn cotton candy, jumping balloons, games prizes all free at 12:00 pm Francisco Delgado park El Paso, TX 79912 for more info call 915-877-8000
  • Abundant Living Faith Center Easter Celebration at 5:00 pm
  • Tobe Hixx with Laz Viciedo at the Comic Strip
  • Bill Maher at the Plaza Theatre
  • Saturday Dog Adoptions Weekly pet adoption event presented by the El Paso Humane Society and other shelter and rescue groups. El Paso Saddleblanket, 6926 Gateway East, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., for info 544-1000.
  • Meet the Easter Bunny Celebrate Spring and Easter with the family. Magoffin Home State Historic Site,1120 Magoffin, 9 a.m.
  • Pet Adoption Event Kiehl’s and the Animal Rescue League of El Paso are teaming up to get pets to good homes. Animal Rescue League of El Paso will bring in a number of animals in hopes of making a match with visiting customers. Kiehl’s Since 1851 @ Dillard’s, Cielo Vista Mall, 8401 Gateway West, 12-4 p.m., for info 779-6969

Sunday, April 4th:

  • 1-2-3 Imagine with Elmo & Friends at the Abraham Chavez Theatre
  • Abundant Living Faith Center Easter Celebration at 8:00 am, 10:00am and 12:15 pm
  • Logos Ministries-Food Bank Challenge: The Logos youth group would like to invite all the church youth groups to unite with us in a food drive. The drive will be to assist women and children in our neighbor city of Juarez that have been left without a parent due to the violence occurring in our border town. We asking for any and all canned goods, rice, beans, pampers, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, clothes in good condition for babies and toddlers, pencils, notebooks, crayons, backpacks that are in good condition. All of the items will be taken to Juarez to different orphanages that are in need of a helping hand. Thank you in advance for your help. Give a little and bring it by our church Templo Cristiano 985 Loma Verde Dr. El Paso, TX 79936 for more info call 915-727-3526 
  • Ardovino's Easter Brunch Annual event featuring an Easter brunch buffet and Easter egg hunt. Ardovino's Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., reservations recommended, 575-589-0653.
  • Sun City Comedy Weekly showcase featuring comedians from all over the Southwest. The New OP, 301 S. Ochoa, 9:30 p.m., $3, 18+, for info 408-2511 or
  • Mariachi Los Toritos & DJ Diego Live performances. Franklin's Lounge, Sunland Park Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr., Mariachi 5:30-6:30 p.m., dj 6:30-10:00 p.m., 575-874-5200.
  • Easter Sunday Brunch With entertainment from Classical/Flamenco guitarist James Clarkston. Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway Blvd., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $21.95 adults, $17.95 seniors, $10.95 for ages 4-12, for info or reservations 778-4241.
  • "The Last Week of Jesus" presented by CHOSEN PEOPLE MINISTRIES 6:00 pm: Dr. Rich Freeman will be speaking on Easter Sunday during the evening service. The program being presented is "The Last Week of Jesus". This meeting is open to the public and Sunrise Baptist would like to invite the Christian and Jewish community to attend. For more information please call 755-6363 Located at 4225 Volcanic Ave El Paso, TX 79904


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