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What to do in Downtown El Paso in May

Looking for ways to entertain yourself this month? Grab a scooter and Glide on down because you won’t want to miss these community events.

May 12th

9:00 am-1:30 pm: Glide on to Lions Plazita at 910 South Santa Fe Street, to go on a guided walking adventure to our sister city, Juarez. The tour is completely free. Click here for more information and tickets.

6:00pm: Glide over to the El Paso Holocaust Museum at 715 N. Oregon St. and join Congregation B’nai Zion for a discussion with author Mel Laytner about his new book: WHAT THEY DIDN’T BURN:UNCOVERING MY FATHER’S HOLOCAUST SECRETS.

Author Mel Laytner saw his father as an ultimate Type B: submissive and conservative. However, as he uncovered documents the Nazis didn’t burn, another man appeared—a black market leader and clever camp survivor. The damaged documents also shed light on secrets his father never revealed. What They Didn’t Burn is a moving, uplifting story of strength and amends, of how hopeless survivors transformed into optimistic escapees rebuilt their devastated lives in America, all while working to survive with the prolonged suffering that has affected their children to this day. RSVP to 915-351-0048.

7:00pm - 9:30pm: Glide on down to the San Carlos Building, at 501 Texas Avenue, to enjoy yourself at the ¡Ándale, Prieta! (Lee & Low Books-Cinco Puntos Press) book release for Borderplex author Yasmín Ramírez.

With special guests, poet Abigail Carl-Klassen and fiction writer JJ Peña. Hosted by Richard Yañez, author of El Paso Del Norte: Stories On The Border and Cross Over Water. Sponsored by Chrysalis Literary Magazine and BorderSenses Literary Nonprofit.

Food and drink will be available for purchase by 501 Bar + Bistro.

May 13th

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Glide over to El Paso Museum of History at 510 N Santa Fe St. if you are feeling superstitious this Friday the 13th.

Take a Glide on the dark side, with El Paso’s original ghost tour experience, Friday the 13th Downtown Ghost Walk. You will be guided by lantern-light through the haunted streets of Downtown El Paso, on a paranormal outdoor walking tour of true history and mystery. Listen to stories of local unsolved mysteries, visit areas of infamous crimes and murders. Discover the truth behind haunted and historic buildings. Click here for more information and tickets.

May 14th

8:00 PM - !0:00 PM: Glide your way to the Wigwam Museum at 110 E San Antonio Ave. to experience #Ghosts915 in the Downtown El Paso ghost tour.

This is a two hour walking tour that will take you on a paranormal tour. Hear about the beginnings of El Paso at Ponce’s Rancho and how the city grew with the railroads and was known as the Six Shooter Capital of the World.

You can arrive early at the museum which houses a personal collection of items that recreate El Paso’s past. From the Chinese, Gunfighters, Brothels, Saloons, and much more.

For more information and tickets call 915-274-9531.

May 15th

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM: If you have a dog, Glide on down to La Perla located on the 17th floor of the Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park at 106 W Mills Avenue. Dress your pal in their Sunday best for Sunday Pawtio Social.

The rooftop is the best place in El Paso to watch Plaza Pets play. Your pup will enjoy two dog treats from amazing Pastry Chef Jakki, and adult pet owners can take pleasure from a mimosa. La Perla’s bar will be open for the purchase of additional cocktails and Pup Cakes at $5 each. Chef Lawrence will host a taco station at 3 tacos for $20.

If you can, bring dog food or a dog toy to donate to the El Paso Humane Society. This non-profit, no-kill animal shelter does not receive city, state, or federal funding, and depends on the El Paso community to serve animals in need. The Sunday Pawtio Social attendees who donate will enter a monthly drawing to win a $100 Ambar Gift Card.

The cost is $15 per dog.

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM: Grab a sitter, prepare to call in sick to work the next day, or do whatever you have to and Glide on out to Mona Bar of Modern Art at 410 1/2 E. San Antonio Ave. to relax and enjoy a night of live comedy! Luz Pazos will headline Milfs and Cookies!

Luz is from Los Angeles, California and has big accomplishments. She has toured at comedy clubs around the world like The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, LOL Comedy Club, Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub among others. You may have also seen her on the HBO Max shows, Comedy Chingonas, The Garcia’s, Comedy Central’s Kroll Show, Standup NBC or on PBS.

Along with Luz on this show is El Paso’s funniest Anthony Austin Brown, KLAQ’s Nico Adjemian, Otis Hicks, Steven Puga and Sha Rita with the evening hosted by James Garibay.

The preshow with Josor starts at 9 and the comedy show begins at 9:30. Each ticket purchased comes with one FREE beer courtesy of Flix Brewhouse.

Drink specials will be around all night! Tickets will cost $10 online and at the door.

May 18th

8:00 PM: Glide over to Abraham Chavez Theater at 1 Civic Center Plaza to see the Roberto Carlos USA & Canada Tour 2022.

"Although my records are the ones that have brought my voice to all corners of the world, my live performances are what make me happiest in my career," said the Brazilian singer-songwriter who has been called The King of Latin Music. "Knowing that I will again be close to my beloved audience excites me and fills me with joy. Onstage, I feel more alive than anywhere else."

Roberto Carlos is considered one of the main representatives of the romantic ballad with a career of more than six decades. With more than 150 million records sold, he is one of the most successful romantic ballad interpreters. He has received every award, including a GRAMMY® Award, two Latin GRAMMY® Awards and Person of the Year from the Latin Recording Academy. Roberto Carlos is the first and only artist in Brazil to record at least one album every year of his career. This year he plans to release two albums, one in Portuguese and one in Spanish. Buy tickets here.

May 19th

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Glide on down to The Women’s Wellness Summit at the Autograph Collection at Hotel Paso del Norte on 10 Henry Trost Court.

The Junior League of El Paso, Inc.’s newest fundraiser, The Women’s Wellness Summit, is featuring a full-day of live sessions with local and nationally recognized speakers, interactive panel discussions with local women’s health, wellness, and business specialists, networking sessions, and a variety of local vendors.

Learn how to be in charge of your mental and physical health, fitness, body image, self-care, stress, and much more.

Starring speaker Aly Raisman, Gold Medal Gymnast and Advocate, and speaker Gerina Mendoza, UTEP Graduate and Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Pro Golfer, among others. See full schedule and list of speakers at

Tickets cost $125, proceeds benefit the community projects of the Junior League of El Paso, Inc.

May 20th

8:30 PM: Glide over to Plaza Theater at 125 W Mills Ave. for the Enrique Bunbury Tour Possible.

Enrique Ortiz de Landázuri Izarduy, aka Enrique Bunbury is a Spanish songwriter and singer. He was born in Zaragoza, Aragon. In the early 1980s, Bunbury got himself involved in music, debuting his musical career when he joined his high school band named “Apocalipsis.” He went on to join 3 other bands and launched his solo career in 1997.

Bunbury has released various albums so far in his music career such as Flamingos (2002), El Viaje a Ninguna Parte (2004), Hellville de Luxe (2008), Las Consecuencias (2010), Licenciado Cantinas (2011), Palosanto (2013), and Expectatives (2017). Buy tickets here.

May 21st

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Glide on up to Tippi Teas at 2501 N Stanton St to meet up for a walk to learn about native plants and common landscaping plants found in the region that are useful for different things including food, medicine, and bug repellents.

You’ll walk about 4 blocks total in the Rim Road Neighborhood with a guide that has 20 years of experience teaching about useful plants for Celebration of Our Mountains and is a professor at Southwest University. Click here for more information.

3:00 PM - 11:00 PM: Glide on down to Paseo de las Luces on El Paso Street to celebrate local culture at the Downtown Fiesta de las Luces.

The street event features live music, mariachis, art vendors, food trucks and an adult beverage booth. A family friendly event that is vibrant and free to the public to attend.

Learn more about entertainment, vendors and food trucks here.

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Glide over to Mac's Downtown on 315 E. Mills and join Ghosts915 and the Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society on an adventure into the mysteries of the Far East. The Chinese were an essential part of El Paso history arriving with the railroads. Chinese workers made the largest “Chinatown” in Texas. There are rumors of tunnels in downtown El Paso, discover for yourself if the rumors are true during the Chinatown Ghost Tour.

Tickets are $20 per person. More information here.

8:30 PM - 2:00 AM: Glide on down to The 02 Lounge at 2701 N. Stanton St. fro DJ Rene Romo’s traditional El Paso Morrissey birthday fiesta.

It will be a legendary Morrissey vs David Bowie head-to-head seasoned with Britpop, Punk, Rockabilly, Disco, Motown and more.

When the clock strikes midnight and it’s officially May 22nd (Morrissey’s birthday), dance your legs “down to the knees” to The Smiths/Moz classics and deep cuts.

May 21st & 22nd

1:00 PM - 8:00 PM: (12 p.m. for V.I.P. ticketholders) If you are over the age of 21, Glide back down to the El Paso Convention Center at 1 Civic Center Plaza for the Sun City Craft Beer Festival.

El Paso Live is planning to celebrate smaller this year, with special events planned with local brewers, Deadbeach Brewery and Old Sheepdog Brewery, and starring the limited-edition Sun City Craft Beer Fest beer, created and distributed by Old Sheepdog Brewery. Buy tickets here.

May 24th & 25th

7:30 PM: Glide on to Plaza Theatre at 125 W Mills Ave. to meet Jenna, a waitress and pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she makes desserts that reflect her upside-down life like “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” A baking contest in a nearby county show Jenna a chance at a fresh start.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this comedy Broadway musical hit stars original music and lyrics by Grammy® Award winner Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), original choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Waiting For Godot), recreated by tour choreographer Abbey O’Brien and original direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin), recreated by tour director Susanna Wolk.

WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly, and is “sweet, sassy and passionate,” according to New York Magazine.

“It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune. Don’t miss this inspiring and hilarious musical living up friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a good pie.

May 28th

7:00 PM: Glide over to the Abraham Chavez Theater to see Los Hijos de Mothman, a live show presented by Leyendas Legendarias hosts where they will combine comedy, history and declassified Area 51 tech to bring you a special experience.

*The entire show is spoken in Spanish.*

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