- The monthly Downtownevent includes art exhibitions, food trucks, culi-nary tastings, live artist demonstrations andperformances, and live music. Last Thursdays isa collaboration of mARTket: Bring ItDowntown and the Downtown Arts District.Information: 541-4280.The
event is 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.Foodville, on Mills Avenue, between Mesa andKansas, will feature artworks available for pur-chase and the Crave and Create food trucks.Lunatic and Vis Vindigo will perform Feb. 28. Admission at Foodville is $3.Other participating venues are free, including:· The Purple Pop Up Gallery next to Foodvilleand the Tea + Garden in the Cortez building.· 501 Texas - Bear Space Collective art exhibit.· 209 Texas - 2nd Floor Contemporary ArtsCenter art exhibit.· 315 S. El Paso Street - Loft Light Studios willexhibit paintings in various media, photography,screen-printing, and fashion and jewelry design.· 500 W. Overland suite 250 - The Station hostsan art exhibit with music, live painting, jewelry making classes, networking, and Sotol and beer tastings.
Home and Garden Expo
— The 14thannual expo is
at the El PasoConvention Center. Hours are 2 to 7 p.m.Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. More than 150 area compa-nies display the latest products and services for homeowners. Admission: $7; $4military/seniors; free for ages 12 and younger.Military and seniors admitted free on Friday.Information: (361) 882-2071 or elpasohome-andgarden.com.Other activities include educational seminarsfrom area experts for interior design and décor ideas, home energy saving tips and remodelingideas, Master Gardeners with spring planting tips, and live cooking demonstrations.This year’s highlights include a 3,000 squarefoot Design Idea Center; educational seminarsand DYI interactive exhibits; Ask the Gardener Stage presented by the El Paso Co. Master Gardeners; a custom, state-of-the-art culinary dream kitchen featuring live cooking shows by local celebrity chefs; Kidz Home Zone interac- tive home and a Pool & Spa Extravaganza.
El Paso Paws Pageant
— OperationFreedom Paws hosts a dog pageant noon to 3p.m. Sunday,
, at Wyndham AirportHotel and Waterpark, 2027 Airway, open to allbreeds and sizes of dog. Dogs compete for Best of Show in small, medium and large dogcategories and one overall Best of Show will beawarded. Cost: $20 per event. Spectator admission is free. Information: 820-9963 or register at facebook.com/elpasopawspageant.Ten optional Jackpot categories are available to registrants as cash prize lotteries includingBest Trick or Talent ; Most Unique Dog; BestDog Name; Prettiest Pooch; Ugliest Dog; BestPet Photo; Best Smile; Best Dressed; BestTrained and Owner and Pet Couple Contest.The event helps local pet oriented organiza- tions, and also benefits Operation FreedomPaws, which empowers veterans and others with disabilities by teaching them the skills to train their own service dog.
‘Imagine: Peace’ —
YWCA Paso delNorte’s 4th annual celebration of world cul- tures is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday,
, at the YWCA Mary Ann Dodson Camp, 4400 Boy Scout Lane, with live entertainment, pettingzoo, jumping balloon and face painting, henna tattoos, cultural art workshops, and food and vendor booths. Admission is free. Information:577-9922, ext. 275 or ywcaelpaso.org.The event opens with a flag ceremony by Boy Scout Troop #4 followed by performances by Victory Warriors Dance Troop, Nancy Green, YMCA Zumba, Ceiba, Capoeira Quinto Sol,Puerto Rican Dance Troop Raices Borinken andTigua Cultural Dance Group. A dove release inhonor of peace closes the event.The event is part of the “Peace Weekend”sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of El Paso and Juarez, Rotary Districts 5520 and 4110, the YWCA of El Paso, and Fort Bliss. A “Peace Begins at Home” luncheon and training conference is Friday,
, at theCentennial Club at Fort Bliss. The luncheonbegins at noon, featuring keynote speaker is Wambui Bahati.Breakout Sessions from 1:15 to 5 p.,m .Saturday will cover legal, child, and military aspects of domestic violence.
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