Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, Aug. 28-30, 2015. Some events are free, some will cost you a few bucks:

FRIDAY:

Minerpalooza 2015 - UTEP's annual back-to-school celebration features carnival games and activity booths, live entertainment, a Kid Zone, and a special appearance and concert by Taboo of the Blackeyed Peas. 6 p.m. to midnight in parking lot at the corner of Glory Road and Sun Bowl Drive on the UTEP campus. Admission is FREE. More Details

Shinedown Concert - The hard rock band performs a career spanning all-ages show at the Socorro Entertainment Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez, off Socorro Road, 4.5 miles southeast of Loop 375. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10. More Details

Friday at the Fire – Live music by local bands set against the ambiance of the Freedom Crossing at Ft. Bliss outdoor fireplace. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wildflower (rock) performs.

Alfresco! Fridays – Fresh-air performances from local bands playing various genres of music. 6 p.m. on the Convention Center Plaza. FREE. Trailerband (outlaw country) performs. More Details

El Paso Chihuahuas Baseball – El Paso’s Triple A team hosts the Oklahoma City Dodgers. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Yes/Toto Concert – The world-renowned veteran rockers bring their unique brands of rock to El Paso. 7:30 p.m. at Cohen Stadium. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Ardovino’s Desert Crossing Live Music Fridays – Relax and unwind under the stars with live music on the patio. 8 p.m. at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovino Dr Sunland Park, New Mexico. FREE to see. Featured artist is Jaimielynn Amato. More Details

El Paso Playhouse presents ‘Blood Wedding’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater’s 52nd season continues with the classic tragedy that revolves around a death-bound love triangle. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket $10. More Details

Movies in the Canyon – Family friendly, relatively current movies shown on a state-of-the-art screen set up on the stage of the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Approximately 8:30 p.m., weather permitting. FREE.  "Cinderella (2014)." More Details

SATURDAY:

Farmers Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing – The “producers only” market features area farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans selling organic and pesticide-free vegetables, locally-made goat cheeses, natural free range chickens and eggs, native plants for home and yard, fresh-baked breads and salsas. 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon. FREE admission. More Details

Downtown Artist and Farmers Market – The market offers the chance to shop for original arts and crafts and regionally grown produce in an outdoor setting while enjoying entertainment featuring local artists, food vendors and free activities for the entire family. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Union Plaza District (near The Garden Restaurant) along Anthony Street. FREE admission and FREE parking. More Details

El Paso Zoo – 35 acres of fun and adventure featuring exotic animals from around the world and family attractions such as the African Star Train, the Hunt Family Desert Spring splash pad, and the Foster Tree House Playground. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 4001 E. Paisano, across from the County Coliseum. Admission varies. More Details

Wet-n-Wild Waterworld – El Paso’s 60-acre water park features more than 25 rides and attractions, and the largest wave pool in Texas. 8804 South Desert Boulevard, Anthony, Texas. Gates open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Admission prices vary. More Details

Western Playland Amusement Park – 30+ rides and games for all ages. Open 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., 1249 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, NM, across from Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Admission varies. More Details

Punk Rock Flea Market Movie Date Night – Food trucks, artists and vendors, and the movie "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" beginning at sun down. 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., food truck windows open at 6 p.m. at 1710 Joe Battle on the Corner of Vista Del Sol and Joe Battle. FREE admission. More Details

Saturdays in the Park – Free popcorn, cotton candy, and shaved ice will while it lasts. Food trucks will be on site. 6 p.m. FREE to see.  Windy City (Chicago Tribute Band) performs at McKelligon Canyon Pavilion, 1331 McKelligon Canyon Road.

Parks and Rec Free Summer Music Series – Series highlights a variety of local acts while showcasing some of the city’s parks. Bring your lounge chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcomed. No alcohol. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tonight, Azucar performs at Vista del Valle Park, 1280 Hawkins Blvd.

El Paso Chihuahuas Baseball/Fireworks Night – El Paso’s Triple A team hosts the Oklahoma City Dodgers. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Fireworks after the game. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Ardovino’s Desert Crossing Live Music Saturdays – Relax and unwind under the stars with live music on the patio. 8 p.m. at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovino Dr Sunland Park, New Mexico. FREE to see. Julio Ortiz is the featured artist. More Details

U2 Tribute Band – “The Joshua Tree” pays homage to the music of U2 . Doors open 8:00 p.m. at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Old Pueblo Rd. FREE 18 and older. More Details

Movies in the Canyon – Family friendly, relatively current movies shown on a state-of-the-art screen set up on the stage of the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Approximately 8:30 p.m., weather permitting. FREE to see.  “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.” More Details

The Doubletree by Hilton presents Saturday Night Movies on the Terrace – You don’t have to be a guest in the hotel to enjoy the movie. Bring your chairs and blankets or whatever you need to be comfy, but outside food or drinks are not permitted. Tonight, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)” beginning at 8:30 p.m., weather permitting, on the Sunset Terrace located on the seventh floor of Doubletree Hotel, 600 N. El Paso St. in downtown El Paso. Admission is FREE. 532-8733

District 3 Movies Under the Stars – Family-friendly movies in the park, under the stars, weather permitting. Blankets and lawn chairs allowed, but alcohol is prohibited. BYO snacks. Tonight’s movie, “The Avengers,”  will start at approximately 8:30 p.m. at . Admission is FREE. 541-4122

SUNDAY:

El Paso Zoo – 35 acres of fun and adventure featuring exotic animals from around the world and family attractions such as the African Star Train, the Hunt Family Desert Spring splash pad, and the Foster Tree House Playground. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4001 E. Paisano, across from the County Coliseum. Admission varies. More Details

Wet-n-Wild Waterworld – El Paso’s 60-acre water park features more than 25 rides and attractions, and the largest wave pool in Texas. 8804 South Desert Boulevard, Anthony, Texas. Gates open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Admission prices vary. More Details

La Viña Farmers and Crafters Market – La Viña Winery hosts a dog and family-friendly farmer’s market featuring farm fresh, local produce. 12 noon to 4 p.m. at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., one mile north of Vinton Road. More Details

Zin Valle Vineyards Free Music Sundays – Pack a picnic and enjoy the afternoon by the vineyards. FREE wine tasting and music. 12 Noon to 5 p.m. featuring Perfect on Paper. More Details

El Paso Chihuahuas Baseball – El Paso’s Triple A team hosts the Oklahoma City Dodgers. Game time is 1:05 p.m. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Music on the Patio at La Vina Winery – Bring your favorite wine, snack, or a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of free entertainment on the lawn. 1:30pm – 4:30 pm. Music by Live by Request. (575) 882-7632

El Paso Playhouse presents ‘Blood Wedding’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater’s 52nd season continues with the classic tragedy that revolves around a death-bound love triangle. Showtime is 2 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket $10. More Details

Western Playland Amusement Park – 30+ rides and games for all ages. Open 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., 1249 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, NM, across from Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Admission varies. More Details