Enjoy Boo at the Zoo, lucha libre, comedian John Mulaney this weekend
Check out new craft beer house, restaurant opening
The entertainment menu on the East Side is getting another craft beer and dining option. Vincent & Melo’s Crafthouse, 1691 N. Zaragoza Road, Suite 3, will have its grand opening at 5 p.m. Friday. The restaurant is owned by El Paso musician Jaime Candelaria.
Laugh with comedian John Mulaney
The comedian will bring his From Scratch tour to the Abraham Chavez Theatre on Saturday. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets, ranging from $59 to $79, plus fees, are available at Ticketmaster.com.
Get wild at Boo at the Zoo
The El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens invites the community to Boo at the Zoo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-23, at 4001 E. Paisano Drive.
The family friendly event provides a safe environment to have fun while celebrating Halloween. Guests are encouraged to wear their costumes and enjoy trick-or-treat candy stations sponsored by Raising Cane’s, as well as some fun fall entertainment.
A creepy crawly glow-in-the-dark bug room will be set up in the El Paso Water Discovery Education Center classroom for guests to learn about some of our insect animal ambassadors. Guests can watch zoo animals enjoy special Halloween enrichment treats, including pumpkins and piñatas.
Activities and candy stations are provided at no cost with paid admission (with the exception of face painting and the train and carousel rides). The Copper Canyon Ropes Course, the PETCO animal adoption center, animal shows and giraffe feedings will not be available during Boo at the Zoo.
Boo at the Zoo will offer certified sustainable palm oil candy and palm oil-free candy at each candy station to bring awareness to wildlife habitat destruction worldwide.
As an ingredient, palm oil is found in at least four out of 10 household products. Worldwide palm oil consumption is doubling every 10 years. This oil is produced from palm oil plantations that are cutting down critical wildlife habitats to expand operations, mainly in Malaysia and Indonesia. More than 85% of all palm oil globally produced and exported is from Indonesia and Malaysia, where the palm oil industry is linked to deforestation, habitat loss, climate change, animal cruelty, and human rights abuses.
El Paso Zoo parking is limited and free. Additional parking will be available at the El Paso County Coliseum across the street for $5. Information: www.elpasozoo.org.
Artists, wrestlers join fight against breast cancer
Art and lucha libre team up this weekend to fight breast cancer at Toma Gallery and Studios, 210 Poplar St. An art exhibit and wrestling event are helping create awareness for breast cancer while supporting two artists who are battling the disease.
From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Pro Wrestling Legacy presents the “Beyond the Grave Halloween Show.” Tickets are $10 and $20, plus fees, and are available at pwlegacy.ticketleap.com, with a portion of the ticket sales going to help art students fighting breast cancer.
From 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, the all-female music group Pie Sisters will perform at the free “Hoy es por ti” art exhibit. Snacks and beverages will be available. People of all ages are welcome both days. The gallery will be open from 2 to 6 p.m. The exhibit by 30 Borderland artists is presented by artists Gabriela Ostos, Manuel Piña and Armando Mora.
For more information, including a full schedule to view the exhibit, visit https://www.tomagallerystudios.art, Facebook.com/TomaGalleryandStudios and Instagram.com/TomaGalleryandStudios.
Walk to help end Alzheimer’s
Get some exercise while helping raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research at the 2022 Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday.
The walk is part of the battle to end Alzheimer’s and other dementia.
Participants honor those affected by Alzheimer’s or other dementia with the Promise Garden ceremony, which signifies solidarity in the fight against the disease.
The event’s opening ceremony will be at 11 a.m. at La Viña Winery, 4201 NM 28, in Anthony, New Mexico. The walk begins at 11:15 a.m. The silent auction ends at 1 p.m., followed by an after party. For more information and to register, visit alz.org/walk.
While plans are moving forward to host the walk in person, the Alzheimer’s Association will closely monitor Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention, state and local guidelines to ensure events adhere to the latest recommendations.
Get free books at Literary Fiesta
The 14th Annual Literary Fiesta will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the El Paso Community College Jenna Welch & Laura Bush Community Library, Northwest Campus, 6701 S. Desert Blvd. The event highlights books, writers and readers with activities for people of all ages. There will be a children’s corner, free books, story time, workshops, food and crafts. Free.
Get Hello Kitty gift items
The popular Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be back in El Paso from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Cielo Vista Mall between JCPenney and Macy’s. Fans of Hello Kitty can look forward to exclusive goodies and limited-edition collectibles.
Halloween Read & Ride event
The El Paso Public Libraries is partnering with the El Paso Streetcar for a fun-filled streetcar ride with stories. RSVP will be required for this free Read & Ride event as there only will be two rides. Register your family online at Eventbrite.com. Hop on board at 10 a.m. Saturday for a Halloween reading event featuring children’s books and treats. Boarding starts at the convention center stop in Downtown.
Get scared at the KLAQ Haunted House
The Haunted Houses of Terror and 95.5 FM-KLAQ are ready to scare visitors at the Haunted House with two themes: Resident Evil and the Devil’s Asylum. In Resident Evil, it’s all about survival as people make their way through a maze with an Orbeez gel gun. Haunted house operating hours: 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 31. General admission tickets: $25. Student Discount Night on Thursdays with a school ID.
Enjoy 1st Ave. Artisan Market haunted house
The 1st Ave. Artisan Market is teaming up with a haunted house, “Dungeons and Clown Tour 2022.” El Pasoans are invited to shop, enjoy food trucks and have fun with El Paso vendors and a Kids Korner. Attend the event from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, and Oct. 30 at 798 First Ave.
Pick a pumpkin at a patch
Beth El Bible Church, 6440 Montana Ave., is having a variety of events to celebrate Halloween. The Pumpkin Patch will be open through Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Closed Mondays.
Check out Michelangelo exhibit
“Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition,” a self-guided tour, is open through Jan. 1 on the second level (by Dillard’s North) at Sunland Park Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, Sept. 30-Jan. 1. Tickets: $22.20 for adults, $14.95 for youth ages 4-12. Discounts are available for seniors, students, military and family bundles. Purchase online at https://chapelsistine.com/exhibitions/el-paso. Tickets can be bought at the door with some capacity limits.
Enjoy Blue October in concert
The San Marcos, Texas-based band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets, ranging from $24 to $75, plus fees, are available at Ticketmaster.com and the Plaza Box Office.
Halloween happenings and life drawing at Moonlight Adobe Hall
Moonlight Adobe Hall will hold its Halloween Eve Sunday indoor and outdoor mARTket from 4 to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 at Hacienda Apodaca, 10180 Socorro Road, in Socorro. There will be a live musical performance from 6 to 7 p.m. by Tale of Giants inside the historic hall, with Cabina eLe Pe spinning vinyl outside in the courtyard. Thirty-five vendors have been confirmed. There will be unique handmade gifts for the upcoming holidays and the opportunity to support local artisans and small businesses.
Bring the family, including your pups. Costumes are encouraged and candy will be handed out to trick-or-treaters. While you’re there, check out what might be the only big saguaro cactus in the El Paso area and stop by Mystic Desert Studio, the mesmerizing art space highlighting the work of El Paso artist Gabriel Marquez.
From 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 2, Moonlight Adobe Hall will have Drink N Draw night, featuring a live figure model at its open session life drawing for beginning and advanced artists of all mediums who are 18 years old and older. Walk-ins are welcome. The session also serves as a chance to mingle and network with other artists. Cost is $10, with a cash bar featuring craft beers. Take your own supplies; tables and chairs will be provided. More information: instagram.com/moonlightadobehall/
María Cortés González may be reached at 915-546-6150; [email protected], @EPTMaria on Twitter; eptmariacg on TikTok.