Fiesta de las Flores —
The HispanicCultural Center presents the 62nd annual festi- val
Aug. 30-Sept. 1
at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano, with food, vendors,music, dances and more. Events begin at 6 p.m.nightly. Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at door;available at area 7-Eleven/Alon stores. Free for ages 12 and younger with adult admission.Information: 533-3730 or fiestadelasflores.org.Selection of the Fiesta Queen is 7:30 p.m.Saturday; Military Appreciation Day is Sunday.Featured performers include country and western performers Jayron Weaver and Ashley McBryde Friday; Sunny Ozuna and JohnHernandez and La Gente Saturday; andNorteño band Grupon Control Sunday.
Socorro Entertainment Center annualcar show —
Sublime with Rome and Dirty Heads headline the annual Car Show Saturday,
, at 11200 Santos Sanchez (off SocorroRoad, 4.5 miles southeast of Loop 375). Gatesopen at 1 p.m. Admission is free. Information:860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com.
Sun City Regional Classic
— The body building, figure and bikini championships areSaturday,
, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Ticket information: (575) 649-6789, (915) 449-7688 or hfprodonline.com.(Ticketmaster).
— Filter and Hoobastank head-lines the 28th annual Monday,
, at Western Playland in Sunland Park. The eventincludes barbecue, rides and live entertainment.Doors open at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 inadvance at Walgreens and other locations, $20at the door. Information: 544-8864, (575) 589-3410 or klaq.com.
— UTEP’s 23rd 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. Miner game tickets will be sold. Information: 747-5670 or minerpalooza/com.
‘Dog Day’ swimming event
— City of ElPaso Parks and Recreation Department’s 5thannual dog swim days are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Saturday and Sunday,
, at NationsTobin Aquatic Center, 8831 Railroad. Socialdogs will be allowed to enjoy a pool day inter-acting with other friendly pets. Cost: $2 per dog (owners free). Information: Stacy Wright,544-3556 or elpasotexas.gov/parks. Animal Rescue League, Humane Society andother adoption agencies will have dogs availablefor adoption. Humane Society will also offer micro-chipping for dogs at $15 per dog, whilesupplies last. Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso will give tips on water safety.
Texas Bump and Shine
— Lowrider Magazine hosts the inaugural car show andmusic fest at noon Saturday,
, at El PasoCounty Coliseum, with vendors, live music anda Lowrider Magazine-sanctioned car show.Tickets: $20; free for ages 12 and younger.(Ticketmaster). Car show registration/informa- tion: 231-6739.Main stage performers include FreestyleLegends, Debbie Deb, Angel (original Cover Girl), Lisette Melendez, “Lil Susie, MC Magic,N2Deep, Chingo Bling, Rodney O & JoeCooley, Carolyn Rodriguez, Maestros Del Party,DJ Baby Chino, E-Money, Young Breed, Dapper Don and Xpensive Taste.
Grandparents Day celebration
— ElPaso Community College Senior AdultProgram’s 9th annual Grandparents Day cele-bration is noon to 5 p.m. Sunday,
, atBassett Place, 6101 Gateway West, with more than 30 informational booths and activities pro-moting a healthy, positive lifestyle. Admission isfree. Information: 831-7801.Entertainment provided by “Border Walk LineDancers,” “Coro Epoca Dorada,” “SacramentoSeniors Folklórico,” “Mariachi Valle Verde” and“The Classics.”
Red & Green Chile War Festival —
The6th annual Mission Valley fiesta is noon to 10p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday,
, at Veteran’s Memorial Plaza,