The end of summer is closing in and the beginning of a new school year awaits. But that doesn’t mean the fun is over.

From outdoor movies to a party under the lights to a good old fashioned rock concert, here are five things you can do to live it up and make the most of the last of the hazy, crazy, lazy days of summer.

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1. Plaza Outdoor

The Plaza Classic Film Festival’s Plaza Outdoor series returns this weekend with the annual open-air showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday, and Mama Mia! on Saturday. A concert by local indie bands will precede each movie. Free to attend. More Info

2. Fiesta De Las Luces

Marcos Rey

Party under the lights Saturday night to live music, plus art vendors and food trucks. Sunday morning its mariachis, folkloric dancers, food trucks and a car show. Free to attend. More Info

3. Viva! El Paso

The outdoor extravaganza, which chronicles El Paso's rich history and cultural heritage through song and dance is winding down. You only have this weekend and next to catch the annual summer production. This weekend includes a Spanish performance Saturday night and a just-added Sunday show. More Info


4. Bret Michaels

The bandana wearing former Poison lead singer is bringing his “Nothin’ But a Good Vibe” summer tour to Speaking Rock Saturday night. The outdoor fan jam will feature all the radio hits you know and love: Every Rose Has Its Thorn, Talk Dirty to Me, and "Nothin' But a Good Time. 21+ show is free to attend. More Info

5. Plaza Classic Film Festival

Michael E. Molano

Watch classic movies where they should be watched: on the big screen in a beautiful, majestic theater. The Plaza Classic Film Festival is the world's largest film festival dedicated to classic cinema, and this weekend it kicks off its 14th year of bringing movies back to the historic (and some say haunted) Plaza Theatre with so many iconic movies including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Beauty and the Beast, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Top Gun. More Info

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