Taste McAllen 2016, Thursday 6-9pm, McAllen Convention Center. Sample 25 restaurants from the McAllen area with live music. Presale tickets: $25 ($35 at the door).
Border Patrol Foundation Fundraiser, Thursday 7-10pm, Roosevelt’s at 7. $10 donation.
March RGV Vegan Meetup, Thursday 7:30pm, The Mighty Truck.
2016 RGV Home & Garden Show, Friday-Sunday, McAllen Convention Center. Admission: $17 (under 17, active duty military free; seniors $5). Friday 2-7pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 11am-5pm.
South Texas Tattoo Fiesta, Friday-Sunday, Boggus Ford Events Center (Pharr). Live tattooing, vendors, food and drinks and more.
The Brick House Gallery: Eddie Gomez, Friday 7-10pm, 910 N 15th St. Free event showcasing local artists. All art on display is for sale. Info: Jill Sparks @ 979-436-1669.
Art To Heart: A Networking & Launch Party, Friday 7-9pm, McAllen Creative Incubator. The new Creative Call To Action (CC2A) organization aims to unite the artistic community for good. Live music, food and an art showcase. Free event.
Aedyn Kroeker & The Onion Rings / Ezekiel, Friday 8-10pm, Jitterz Coffee Bar (Mission). Live, stripped down music in an intimate environment. Free, all ages.
The Art of Ruben Gomez, Friday 8-11pm, Roosevelt’s at 7. Art show with live music on the patio. Free, all ages.
Hydra Melody (SATX), Friday 9pm, Yerberia Cultura. With DeZorah and Grayson.
Spring 2016 Scout Workshops, Saturday, International Museum of Art & Science. Scouts, earn your badges! Advance registration required: call 956-682-0123.
Coming Together for Autism Acceptance 2016, Saturday 7:30am, McAllen Memorial Stadium.
Great American Cleanup, Saturday 8am-noon, McAllen Municipal Park. Meet at the park before heading out to clean up our community.
LUPE’s 13th Annual Cesar Chavez March, Saturday 9am, San Juan Municipal Park. Food, raffles, music and t-shirts for the first 700 people.
“Sizzling In The Tropics” Bar-B-Q Cook Off, Saturday noon-5pm, McAllen Chamber of Commerce. All you can eat BBQ, live entertainment and more. $15 per person (kids 10 and under eat free).
Paws, Polo & Prosecco 2016, Saturday 2-6pm, Springfest Park. Annual fundraiser for the Palm Valley Animal Center. Tickets: $120.
RGV Bandidas vs Sonic Boom & The Dyn-o-Mytes, Saturday 6-8pm, De Leon Soccer Complex. The RGV’s roller derby team will be in action. $5 presale/$8 at the door.
Superheroes Unite: 5K Run for Autism & Buddy Fun Walk, Saturday 6pm, Edinburg Municipal Park. 5K: $20, buddy walk: $10. Plus live music by Whiskey D, Bobby Pulido and Mayberry.
Noche De Gala, Saturday 6pm, Mario’s Banquet & Conference Center (Mission). The RGV Hispanic Chamber honors Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. as well as businesses and individuals. Dinner, dancing, auctions and more. Tickets: $100.
RGV Vipers vs Los Angeles, Saturday 7pm, State Farm Arena.
Griminal Nation presents EMS 53, Saturday 8pm, Thirsty Monkey. Royal King Minus (SATX), Lucid Decree, The Bodacious Squids and more perform. $5 cover 21+ ($10 for 18-20).
True Will (NJ), Saturday 10pm, The Hop Shop (Harlingen). OK Robot, And The Hero Prevails and more perform as well. No cover 21+ ($5 for 18-20).
Sunday Speaker Series: Images of America – Pharr, Sunday 2pm, Museum of South Texas History (Edinburg). Author and librarian Romeo Rosales Jr. presents and signs his new book, chronicling the grow of the “Hub City”. Included in general admission.
UTRGV vs RGVFC Toros (Friendly), Sunday 7pm, UTRGV Soccer and Track & Field Complex (Edinburg). Free admission for this friendly.
Chamber Music Concert Nights – Spring Season, Sunday 7:30pm, McAllen String Academy (McAllen Creative Incubator).
Don’t let anyone fool you on Friday!