Festival of Chariots brings Indian culture to Downtown El Paso
This will be the second year for the Festival of Chariots, which brings India's culture, food, music and traditions to El Paso.
The festival will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the parking lot at 401 East Main St. (across from the Hotel Indigo) in Downtown El Paso. Entertainment will include theatrical performances from South Africa, Poland and London; an Ayurvedic tent; Vedic astrology readings; yoga; and a meditation booth.
Chalk the Block celebrates 15 years
The family-oriented Chalk the Block festival will be Friday through Sunday in Downtown El Paso. This year it is sponsored by Raiz Federal Credit Union. Preview Night will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday; the event will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
The festival, marking 15 years in 2022, usually draws close to 50,000 over three days, with numerous artists participating in and around the Downtown Arts District. The celebration includes local artistic talent such as chalk artists, musicians, muralists and arts and crafts vendors. In addition, interactive installations from internationally recognized artists will be featured during the festival.
Disney on Ice skates into El Paso
The popular ice skating show returns with Road Trip Adventures shows Thursday through Sunday at the El Paso County Coliseum. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and noon, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets, starting at $25, plus fees, are available at Ticketmaster.com.
Chinati Weekend in Marfa, Texas
From a local community event in 1987, Chinati Weekend in Marfa has become a popular cultural event each year with special exhibitions, talks and music, all offered free to the public. Chinati Weekend will be Friday through Sunday.
Chinati Weekend 2022 will focus on the restored John Chamberlain Building, which is part of the newly designated downtown Central Marfa Historic District. For a full schedule of events, go to http://chinati.org.
Pick a pumpkin at a patch
Beth El Bible Church, 6440 Montana Ave., is having a variety of events to celebrate Halloween.
The Pumpkin Patch will be open through Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Closed Mondays. Movies at sundown feature "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
"Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition," a self-guided tour, is open through Jan. 1 on the second level (by Dillard's North) at Sunland Park Mall. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets: $22.20 for adults, $14.95 for youths ages 4-12. Discounts are available for seniors, students, military and family bundles. Purchase online at https://chapelsistine.com/exhibitions/el-paso. Tickets can be bought at the door with some capacity limits.
El Paso Film Festival to showcase local talent
The El Paso Film Festival is back for 2022 with more than 45 new films and some special guests. It has grown into one of the larger showcases of independently made narrative and documentary films in the Southwest.
The festival will be Oct. 13-16 at the El Paso convention center and the Plaza Theatre. Opening VIP Night will be from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Paso del Norte Hotel Downtown. VIP and Filmmaker Badges required for entry. For a schedule of films and to get tickets, go to http://elpasofilmfestival.org.
María Cortés González may be reached at 915-546-6150; email@example.com, @EPTMaria on Twitter; eptmariacg on TikTok.
This article originally appeared on El Paso Times: Things to do in El Paso: Chalk the Block, Indian fest, Disney on Ice