Downtown Street Festival
— The eventencompasses the entire El Paso ConventionCenter area, including the Abraham ChavezTheatre and the Union Plaza District, withstages of live music including the main stage,rock stage and Latin stage, food, games 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday,
.Tickets: $20 in advance; $30 at the gate; $5 age12 and younger at the gate. Two-day combo tickets: $35 in advance only; limited supply. Advance tickets available at 7-Eleven Alonstores. Information: 544-9550 or klaq.com.The Street Festival includes four outdoor stages filled with non-stop music, vendor booths offering he tastes, novelties and crafts of El Paso, a children’s carnival area and activitiesfor the whole family.Friday’s Main Stage headliner is Bush (“Alien,”“Glycerine,” “Machinehead,” “Mouth”) with Adelita’s Way.Saturday’s Main Stage headliner is Third EyeBlind (“Jumper,’ “Semi-Charmed Life,” “Never Let You Go.”). Opening acts are Tyler Bryantand the Shakedown, and Lit.Fireworks follow around 10 p.m. each night.The event is one of the largest annual festivalsin El Paso, attracting 20,000 to 30,000 peopleor more each year.
Miss Earth Texas and Teen Earth Texas
— The “beauty with a cause” pageants areSaturday,
, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Pageants are the preliminaries for the 2013 Miss Earth United States. Preliminary events are 1 p.m. with finals at 6 p.m. Tickets:$20 preliminaries; $25 finals (Ticketmaster).Information: missearthtexas.com.
Ysleta Mission Festival
— The annual fies- ta is
at Our Lady of Mt. CarmelChurch, 131 S. Zaragosa (at Alameda), with livemusic, authentic southwest cuisine cooked by mission families, game booths, carnival ridesand more. Hours are 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.Friday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and 4 to 10p.m. Sunday. Admission is free to all events.Information: 859-9848 or ysletamission.org.Friday’s headliners are Ruben Ramos, withExito and Inolvidable.Saturday’s headliners are Radio La Chusma, with folklorico groups, Skarabajo and We BeFore.Sunday’s headliner is River City Band withGuitar Slim, and Matachines and Tigua SocialDances. Ysleta Mission is the second oldest practicingchurch in the United States and the oldest mis-sion in Texas. Proceeds from the annual festival go towards maintaining the mission and sur-rounding grounds.
NvUS Charity Meet
— NvUS Car Club’sfamily-oriented car meet benefiting Wounded Warrior Project is noon to 5 p.m. Sunday,
, at Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway North,featuring the NvUS CEO. Roll-in for partici-pants is 8 a.m. to noon (no burn-outs or revving during show). Restrooms and food ven-dors available. Spectator admission is free; $5donation for WWP from participants and spec- tators appreciated. Information: Matt Soto,(575) 442-3078 or Jay Hernandez, (915) 760-7455.Open to all types of vehicles from 4x4,Lowrider, Classic, Hot Rod, Motorcycles,Imports, Domestics, etc. This is just ameet/show and shine (not a car show). Only awards given are for “Most Donations by aTeam” and “Most Team Participation.”
Texas Tattoo Showdown Festival
— The4th annual tattoo and music festival noon to 11p.m. Friday through Sunday,
, at ElPaso County Coliseum, with more than 200 tattoo artists from around the globe, tattoocompetitions and live music. Tickets: $25 per day; $45 weekend pass. Limited number of $40presale weekend pass tickets available at bothHouse of Pain locations (11335 Montwood and1550 Hawkins). Information: 626-4799 or tex-astattooshowdownfestival.com.Headliners include Three Days Grade andExodus Friday; GlasJaw and El Paso band TheRoyalty Saturday and New Found Glory andLess Than Jack Sunday. Other performersinclude The Bronx, Adam Gontier, TheTriggers, Fidlar, The Patch of Sky, RareIndividuals, The Black Coats, Cat As Trophy,Bash, That’s My Bike Punk, The Slinksters,Fixed Idea and more.