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Things to do in El Paso during spring break

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Catherine Ramirez, Entertainment Editor

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Although many students hope to spend their spring break on a beach. Work, school and financial situations may not always allow students to take that getaway. For those planning to stay in town, El Paso has a lot to offer to feel as if you had left town for the break.

ATTEND A GAME

Founded in 2018, the El Paso Locomotive FC is El Paso’s new professional soccer team. Locomotive made its debut in the USL Championship in 2019. Locomotive hosts Rio Grande Valley FC at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Southwest University Park. Tickets are on sale from $5 to $49. For information, call 915-235-4625 or visit eplocomotivefc.com.

ATTEND AN EVENT

Star City Tattoo and Arts Expo

More than 150 tattoo artists from across the nation will be on hand at El Paso Convention Center for the Star City Tattoo and Arts Expo March 22-24. Each day the expo will hold tattoo competitions and include special guests such as tattoo collector Yallzee, and internationally renowned side show, cabaret, striptease and suspension artist Marlo Marquise. Tickets are $20 per person for a single-day pass and $45 per person for a weekend pass. Admission is free for kids under 12. For information about the Star City Tattoo and Arts Expo, call 915-231-1100 or visit starcityexpo.com.

El Paso Psychic Fair

The El Paso Psychic Fair will be held at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway Blvd., March 23 and 24. It will feature handmade new-age crystal and gemstone jewelry, essential oils, aura photos, feng shui products and more. Personal readings will be made available by more than a dozen professional psychic readers and mediums across Texas and New Mexico. Admission is $5 for both days, but private readings are not included with the admission price. For information, visit elpasopsychicfair.com.

Poppies Festival

The 13th annual Poppies Festival will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain Road. The festival will include art vendors, live entertainment, music, food trucks, hands-on activities, exhibits and more. The Poppies Festival is a free family event. For information, call 915-755-4332 or visit archaeology.elpasotexas.gov.

PARTY RESPONSIBLY

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Kick off spring break with green beer Sunday, March 17, at any local bar. Many bars around the city will have specials and unique green cocktails.

Lost and Found

Visit the Cincinnati Entertainment District’s newest bar Lost and Found, 2519 N. Stanton St. This chic and laid back bar is spacious — perfect for the weekend crowd. Enjoy a few drinks on the patio or inside. Take photos with friends in the telephone/photo booth. While in the area, visit other Cincinnati spots such as Fools Gold, The Palomino Tavern, Ditzy Duck and Spirit of 66. For information, visit facebook.com/lostandfoundep.

GIVE BACK

100 Helping Hands Halt Human Trafficking

Join Links, Inc. El Paso chapter for a luncheon at noon Thursday, March 21, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway Blvd., to raise awareness of human trafficking. Special guests at the luncheon will include Dr. Stephany Powell, executive director of Journey Out, and Angelica Gomez, a human trafficking survivor. Music will be provided by Pro Musica. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $100 per person, and a portion of proceeds will be donated to the El Paso Center for Children. Tickets are available at 100helpinghands.eventbrite.com.

GET ACTIVE

St. Patrick’s ACTS Shamrock Run/ Walk

Run or walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at St. Patrick Cathedral. Registration is $20 per person 15 years old and older, $15 per person 10-14 years old and free for 10 and under. Food and drinks will be available to participants and a complimentary beer for participants 21 years and older.

Javier Arana Jr. Memorial Run

The 7th annual Fallen Trooper fun/run walk will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Drive. Registration is $20 per adult and $10 per child. There will be a $2 vehicle fee for parking at Ascarate Park. To register for the race visit raceadventuresunlimited.com. Race-day registration allowed.

VISIT A MUSEUM

El Paso Museum of Art   

The El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA), 1 Arts Festival Plaza, holds more than 7,000 works of art from the Byzantine era to present. EPMA presents paintings, sculptures and other works of art created by local artists and artists from all over the world. EPMA also offers classes and hands-on workshops for people of all ages. For hours of operation and more information about the EPMA visit epma.art.

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