El Paso ScenePage 3September2012
Fiesta de las Flores —
The HispanicCultural Center presents the festival
Aug. 31-Sept. 2
at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100Paisano. Activities begin at 6 p.m. each day.Tickets (available at local 7-11 stores) $10 inadvance; $15 at the gate. Information: 533-3730 or fiestadelasflores.org.Friday’s opening day entertainment begins atis DJ Cane.Saturday’s band entertainment includesLiberty Band and Sonny Ozuna. Selection of the2012 Fiesta Queen is at 8 p.m. Also on Saturday are Senior Citizen Appreciation Day health screenings at noon fol-lowed by a Senior Appreciation Dance at 3p.m. Admission is free for ages 55 and older.Military Appreciation Day is Sunday.Headlining entertainment includes RubenRamos and the Mexican Revolution and Little Joe y la Familia.The World Championship HuachasTournament is 8 a.m. Saturday with registration7 to 10 a.m. Entry fee: $25.
— UTEP’s 22nd annualback-to-school bash and pep rally is Friday night,
, in the center of UTEP’s cam-pus, corner of University and Hawthorne. Thefamily-friendly event features fall sports teams, games, information booths and appearances by UTEP athletes, along with live entertainmentand family activities. Admission is free; food andsome activities sold separately. Information:747-5670 or utep.edu/minerpalooza.
Orange River Fiesta
— Fox 92.3 FM hosts the UTEP vs. Oklahoma tailgate party at 6 p.m.Saturday,
, along Cincinnati Street(between Stanton and Mesa). Admission: $6;advance tickets on ticketbully.com.Block party activities begin at 10 a.m.
Civic-Cultural Organization of PuertoRicans
— The El Paso group’s traditionalLabor Day weekend family celebration is 11a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday,
, at El Paso Veteran’s Park, 5301 Salem, with salsa music, traditional dancing troupes and Puerto Ricandishes for sale. Please bring chairs, umbrellasand canopies. Alcoholic beverages not allowed. Admission is free. Information: 877-2884, 227-5582, 584-4177 or occpr.org.
— The 27th annual event beginsat 2 p.m. Sunday,
, at Western Playlandin Sunland Park. The events includes barbecue,rides and concert by Hinder (at 8 p.m.).Tickets: $16.70. Information: 544-8864, (575)589-3410 or klaq.com.
Red & Green Chile War Festival
— TheMission Valley fiesta is 2 p.m. to midnightSaturday and 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday,
,at Cougar Park, 10664 Socorro Road, featuringarts and crafts, food and drink booths, and liveentertainment and the crowning of the JalapeñoFestival Queen. Contests include Best Salsa,Chile Eating and Salsa Dance. Information: 613-7967, 790-0661 or 227-4575.
— El Paso Diabetes Association hosts the expo 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Sunday,
, at the El Paso ConventionCenter, with diabetes screenings, eye and footchecks, presentations information booths, andentertainment provided by Telemundo. Admission is free. Information: 532-6280.
Grandparents Day celebration
— ElPaso Community College Senior AdultProgram’s 9th annual Grandparents Day cele-bration is noon to 5 p.m. Sunday,
, atBassett Place Mall, 6101 Gateway West, withinformational booths and activities promotingan active, healthy and positive lifestyle.Information: 831-7801.
— The 40th annual celebrationis
in Building 747, Carter andPleasonton roads on Fort Bliss. Courtesy of theGerman Air Force Air Defense Center at FortBliss, the event includes authentic Bavarianfood, beer, music and a souvenir shop. Eventsbegin at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.Sunday. Ticket information: 568-8923. VIP night is 7 p.m. Thursday,
El Paso Comic Con
— Award-winningcomic creator Arthur Suydam (MarvelZombies) is guest of honor for the third annualEPCON 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday andSunday,
, at the El PasoConvention Center, with publishers, artists, vendors, comics, panels, performances, musicand cosplay. Celebrity judge for this year’s cos-