El Maida Shrine Circus
— The 60th Anniversary presentation of Valentine’s Mighty American Circus is
at the El PasoCounty Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. Showtimesare noon and 8 p.m. Friday; noon, 4 and 8 p.m.Saturday and noon, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday.Proceeds benefit El Maida Temple operations.Tickets: $13 in advance ($10 children); $15 at the gate ($12 children) for general admission.Box seats: $20. Information: 562-1444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Ignacio Kermess
— St. IgnatiusChurch, 408 S. Park, will celebrate its 106th year
with carnival rides, food, games, music, dancing and the chance to visit with school alumni, Segundo Barrio neighborsand current parishioners. Hours are 5 to 11p.m. Friday, 5 to midnight Saturday and 5 to 10p.m. Sunday. Raffle tickets available to win cashprizes. Admission is free. Information: 532-9534. A mass celebrating Patron Saint Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Society of Jesus/Jesuits)is noon Saturday,
.The church opened in 1905, and famous ElPaso names appear on its stained-glass windowand altar’s ceiling including late historianCleofas Calleros and photographer AlfonsoCasasola. Any past and current parishioners who would like to donate or lend related pho- tographs or artifacts or share stories for itsarchives and future gallery may call the churchor visit the office 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
‘Nuestra Belleza El Paso’ Pageant
—The 2nd annual Spanish-language Latina beauty pageant is Saturday,
, at The Plaza Theatre, with young women age 17-27 from ElPaso, Juárez and Las Cruces competing for thecrown. Participants competed in beauty, styleand cultural appreciation events, emphasizingon the opportunity for personal development while serving the community. Participants mustbe able to travel and work in the U.S. andspeak Spanish moderately. Tickets to beannounced. Information:BazaarModels@live.com.Nuestra Belleza El Paso is part of the prelimi-naries to the national casting of Nuestra Belleza Latina.
Mexican Food World Cookoff —
Theannual world cook-off is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.Sunday,
, at Wet ‘N’ Wild Waterworld in Anthony, Texas. Information: 886-2222 or wetwild.com. Sponsored by KLAQ, KROD,KISS radio stations and El Paso Restaurant Association. Tickets: $15 in advance at all Western Beverage locations. Admission at the gate is $20.99; $18.99 kids. Area restaurants will compete in the severalMexican food categories, as well as the annualRock N’ Roll Mariachi competition, in whicharea mariachis compete with their traditionalsounds plus one mariachi-style rock song.
Socorro Band Chili Cook Off
— SocorroHigh School Band’s fundraising chili cook-off is10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
, at theSocorro High School front lawn, 10150 Alameda. Hot dogs, burgers, chips and other refreshments available for purchase. Live jazzmusic by Socorro Honors Band. Hosted by Socorro High School Band, Band Boosters, andPod of The Pass (local chapter for Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI). Admission is free; registration for participants is$20. RVers welcome. Information: CarolStraughan at 852-3599, 491-2766 or carolep- email@example.com, Thomas Cavazos at 564-1332 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Robert Reyesat 276-7385 or email@example.com. Web:chili.org.
Cohesion Family Affair Carshow andConcert
— The 3rd annual car show is noon to 6 p.m. Sunday,
, at the Firestone at10780 Pebble Hills, for all types of cars, trucks,motorcycles and bikes. Food, drinks, live enter- tainment and children’s activities offered.Portion of proceeds benefits Center AgainstFamily Violence/Dame La Mano. Admission isfree. Information: Mario, 820-8562 Mario or Jesus, 355-2727.