Saturday, May 14, 2011

Within steps, fun on the same block in downtown El Paso!

Friday nights, El Paso hosts a free concert downtown in the space between the Museum of Art and the restored Plaza Theatre. Across the street is the El Camino Real Hotel with its beautiful Tiffany glass dome ceiling.  Last night's concert offering was La Imperial Sonora, a tropical, cumbia band, and the crowd loved them.  Lots of fun, all on the same block!
Interior of the bar, El Camino Real hotel in downtown El Paso, marble and cherrywood with Tiffany glass dome ceiling

El Paso Museum of Art, downtown El Paso, has an impressive collection

1930 beautifully restored Plaza Theatre, downtown El Paso
How's this for a Friday afternoon and evening?

Start by taking in the offerings of the Museum of Art, but be sure to get their early enough to take strong collections in European and American Art, as they close at 5pm.  Yesterday we saw a lovely special exhibition of French Masterworks:  Monet to Matisse

Pop across the street to the Hotel El Camino for a cocktail under the Tiffany glass dome ceiling.

Take in one of El Paso's free Alfresco Fridays concerts, or attend a show at the Plaza Theatre.

Finish with a beautiful dinner at Cafe Central. Their chef, Armando Pomales has been nominated twice for a James Beard award.  His signature cream of green chile soup makes us swoon!

For a schedule of this year's free Alfresco Fridays concerts, click here.
To learn more about the Plaza Theatre, click here.
To learn more about the Museum of Art, click here.
A few more steps, down the block a way is the Central Cafe.


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