Back To School Blood Drive, Tuesday 9am-3pm, 1924 W US Hwy 83 (Rio Grande City). Stop by the Blood Mobile all day to help save lives.
Summer Sandcastle Contests, Tuesday 9am-3pm, La Quinta Beach (SPI). The series continues at different locations over the next few weeks.
Flash Gordon Free Film Screening, Tuesday 7pm, Cine El Rey. The weekly series of free screenings, popcorn and music after the film continues with the 80s cult classic.
CHACHALACA Volunteer Mornings, Wednesday 8-11am, Quinta Mazatlan. I volunteered last week and I can tell you that there’s a lot of work to be done. You’ll get dirty, but it’s a great workout as well. Click the link to get the easy-to-fill-out volunteer form.
Nena Delgado – Mucha Suegra y Poca Madre, Wednesday 8:30pm, McAllen Civic Center. Tickets start at $25 plus fees.
La Jornada De Joaquin Book Reading, Thursday 6pm, Speer Memorial Library (Mission). Texas writer and attorney Chuy Ramirez will also sign his new novel.
Pedro Rivera Jr., Thursday 7pm, McAllen Civic Center. Tickets for “Homenaje de Todos los Tiempos” start at $10 plus fees.
RGV Vegans July Meet Up, Thursday 7pm, Snowbite (Edinburg). The Vietnamese restaurant will cook up vegan cuisine for this monthly meet up. If you’re already practicing or interested in becoming vegan, you’re welcome. If you’re interested, contact the organizers ASAP so they can make enough food.
Edinburg Roadrunners vs. San Angelo Colts, Thursday & Friday 7:05pm, Edinburg Baseball Stadium. The Roadrunners return after a long road trip for a four-game series.
Eddie Saenz CD Release Show, Thursday 8pm, Rodz Sports Theater (Edinburg). The local country artist will peform songs from his new album.
Eureka The Butcher (Marcel Rodriguez Lopez), Thursday 8pm, Thirsty Monkey. The former member of The Mars Volta headlines a diverse show with Austin’s Lace Tunes and DJ Boozwa.
Oh Snap! Photography Mixer & Contest, Thursday 8:30pm, The Flying Walrus. Professional and amateur photographers are invited to meet, greet and take pictures for a cash prize. Live music at 10pm.
George Hill Youth Hoops Skills Clinic Tour, Friday 9am-4pm, Boys & Girls Club of McAllen. Kids ages 7-12 (9am-noon) and 13-18 (1-4pm) can learn from the Indiana Pacers guard. Registration is $125. Info: 956-605-6616.
Omnicon 2013, Friday 9:30am-1am, McAllen Convention Center. The huge anime convention, the Valley’s answer to ComicCon, is this weekend.
Brownsville July Pasta, Poetry & Vino, Friday 7-10pm, Lola’s Bake Shop (Brownsville). Featured poet: Edward Vidaurre. A portion of sales supports the Gloria Anzaldua Scholarship for Social Justice and Mexican American Studies. Free.
Fear and Loathing – Cirque du Dance, Friday 9pm, Opera Teatro Bar. Presale tickets are $20, $25 at the door.
Hellbound Hearse, Friday 9pm, The Hop Shop (Harlingen). Mariachis Del Infierno, Kalakaaz, Undermine Authority & more also perform. Free for 21+, $5 for 18-20.
The Return of Stillborne, Friday 10pm, Cypress Lounge. Texas, A Crown in Peril, and Affliction of Sin also perform. $3 cover (21+), $5 cover (18-20).