El Pasoans are venturing out to enjoy concerts, farmers markets and art shows as the coronavirus eases pandemics.
Here’s what’s happening this week if you’re looking for a fun night out in El Paso County.
Mount Cristo Rey hike: The faithful will be able to climb Mount Cristo Rey for Good Friday. Gates will open at 6 am The 5-mile hike is considered easy to moderate, and is suitable for all ages. No pets allowed. Participants can meet at the large parking lot at the trailhead to Mount Cristo Rey off McNutt Road (NM 273). Take the Racetrack Drive exit off Paisano Drive and cross the Rio Grande, then look for the sign with directions to Mount Cristo Rey.
Amano Collective art show: Graffinearts will present the “Also Known As: Fine Art with Graffiti Roots” free art exhibition Friday at the Amano Collective. It is a showcase of local artists from El Paso and Juárez and is intended to invite the public to support local artists and experience fine art created by people with roots in graffiti culture. Artwork and merchandise will be for sale by the artists from 7 to 11 pm at the gallery, 210 Poplar St. Artists will include Voodoo, Lovely, Vasty, Crez, Zgndgn, Myk, Deko, Mick, Visual Bluff, Loveone, Mosko, Blast , Dec and Mask. For more information, visit instagram.com/graffinearts, facebook.com/graffinearts or graffinearts.com.
Harlem Globetrotters: The popular Harlem Globetrotters game will be at 7 pm Saturday at the University of Texas at El Paso Don Haskins Center. Tickets, ranging from $20 to $120, plus fees, are available at Ticketmaster.com.
NorthEaster Parade: The 44th Annual Transmountain Optimist NorthEaster Parade 2022 will be from 10 am to noon Saturday, starting at Diana Drive. The two-hour parade will start on Diana and Hercules Avenue, continue on Diana to Hondo Pass Drive and then end at Tobin Drive.
El Paso Zoo: Families will enjoy EggstravaganZoo and Party for the Planet from 10 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday at the zoo. The event will include magic shows, live entertainment and giant inflatables. $10 pictures with the Easter Bunny.
ColorRun: The city of Socorro will have its Color Run & Easter Eggstravaganza 2022 from 7 am to 2 pm Saturday at Bulldog Championship Park, 316 Buford Road, Socorro.
El Paso Pro-Musica: The El Paso Pro-Musica will feature violinist Helen Kim, Zuill Bailey, cellist and Dominic Dousa in concert at 7:30 pm Saturday at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. For tickets, starting at $25, go to eppm.org; 915-747-8163. All student tickets are $5.
Downtown Farmers Market: The El Paso Downtown Artist and Farmers Market, featuring handmade arts and crafts and regional agricultural products, is open from 9 am to 1 pm Saturdays at 117 Anthony St.
More:Farmers Markets in El Paso and Las Cruces: The ultimate guide to where to go
Easter Brunch at The Manor: Enjoy an Easter brunch from 10 am to 4 pm Sunday April 17 at The Manor at Ten Eleven, 1101 N. Mesa St. Cost: $32.50 for children and $64.99 for adults, plus fees, available online at https://bit.ly/ 3DGNpKB.
Brunch at Sabor: Celebrate Easter with brunch and a visit from the Easter Bunny, from 10 am to 3 pm Sunday at Hotel Paso del Norte, Autograph Collection’s Sabor Restaurant. Cost: $59 for adults, $29 for children, $10 for bottomless mimosas. Reservations, 915-516-6382.
Scenic Sunday: Scenic Drive shuts down to traffic from 6 am to 11 am every Sunday so walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters can enjoy a traffic-free adventure. Free. More information: www.elpasotexas.gov.
El Paso Zoo: See Saturday.
Karaoke Night: Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Old Pueblo Road, is hosting karaoke nights from 7 to 10 pm Mondays and Tuesdays with a chance to win prizes. For people ages 21 and older.
Karaoke Night: See Monday.
YWCA Luncheon: Sports journalist and businesswoman Erin Andrews will be the keynote speaker at the YWCA El Paso del Norte Region’s 27th Annual Women’s Luncheon. The luncheon will be at noon Wednesday at the El Paso convention center. The event is sold out. Information: ywcaelpaso.org, call 915-519-0000, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
El Paso Pro-Musica: Zuill Bailey will be reunited with pianist Awadagin Pratt in concert at 7:30 pm Wednesday at First Baptist Church, 805 Montana Ave. Pratt, the first American and African American to win the coveted Naumberg Piano Competition, and Bailey will perform works from their Billboard Chart Topping CD, “Brahms.” For tickets, starting at $25, go to eppm.org; 915-747-8163. All student tickets are $5.
Wine Down Wednesday: The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso will have Wine Down Wednesdays with Josh “Teen Sinatra” Lucero and Midnight Vibe from 5 to 7 pm Wednesday at El Paso Food Court. Shoppers also can register for a chance to win prizes.
“Bach’s Lunch”: The free concert will be from noon to 2 pm Thursday at the El Paso Museum of Art, 1 Arts Festival Plaza.
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