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Weekend events happening April 13-15

Weekend events is a weekly write-up of special events across the Borderland. Make sure to contact the newsroom for the chance to have your event featured online and on-air.


April is the birth month of the beloved late "Queen of Tejano" music Selena Quintanilla-Pérez and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo is celebrating her life with a weekend full of events and movie parties from Friday through Sunday.

"Selena" movie parties begin at 7 p.m. Friday and continue through Sunday. The events feature singalongs, props and exclusive souvenir stickers (while supplies last).

In addition to screenings of her biopic, the "Anything For Selena" celebration will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday in the Glass Half Full Taproom with Selena-inspired art and merchandise on display and for sale. There will also be a Selena look-alike contest and dance party.

El Paso artist Jesus "Cimi" Alvarado will be painting a mural throughout the event. The mural will be decorated and available the rest of the weekend as a photo booth for fans.

For a full list of all Selena-style events happening this weekend at Alamo Drafthouse, visit here.

The UTEP football team will conclude spring ball on Friday at 7 p.m. with its annual spring game in the Sun Bowl.

Gates will be open to the public starting at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Concessions will be available to fans including $2 sodas, $1 hot dogs and $1 popcorn. There will also be concourse activities available upon entry.

Orange will battle Blue head-to-head. The first half will feature 15-minute quarters. Halftime is 10 minutes. The duration of the second half will be determined by the coaching staff. Special in-game videos will pit the players against the coaches in a variety of grueling activities. After the game, the seniors and head coach Dana Dimel will sign free complimentary spring game posters.

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