Whiskey Tasting, Tuesday 7-9pm, El Divino. Sample Kentucky bourbon from the Wild Turkey family.
23rd Annual Candlelight Vigil, Thursday 6-8pm, Archer Park. Mujeres Unidas organizes this annual vigil to honor the memory of victims of domestic violence and celebrate survivors.
Art After Dark: Bug Eyed, Thursday 6pm, International Museum of Art & Science. Explore the museum’s new Xtreme Bugs exhibit, learn contour line drawing and sip on beer or wine. $20 members, $25 non-members.
Exquisite Chopin – VSO Concert II, Thursday 8pm, UTRGV Performing Arts Complex (Edinburg). The Valley Symphony Orchestra’s second concert of the fall season.
Halloween Rock Party, Thursday 10pm, Brick House. Secrets Told in Silence, The Midnight Season, Mind Over Matter and more perform. Free, 21+.
25th Annual Conjunto Festival, Friday-Sunday, Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center (San Benito).
Grand Opening for Sip Lounge, Friday 4pm-midnight, Sip Lounge (Edinburg). A new bar opens right next to Dunkin Donuts by McColl & Trenton.
King Crab Takeover, Friday & Saturday 5pm, SALT – New American Table. The open kitchen restaurant is featuring the first Alaskan King Crab catch of the season. Reservations suggested.
RGV Nights: Fall Festival, Friday 6-10pm, Hands In Art Studio (Mission). Art, music, crafts, food and more. Free and family friendly.
Food Park Unplugged, Friday 7:30-9:30pm, McAllen Food Park. Live music featuring local artists. Free, family and pet friendly. Monthly event on the 3rd Friday.
Marcos Witt & Thalles Roberto, Friday 7:30pm, McAllen Convention Center. $25-$75 plus fees.
Falling Back South, Friday 8pm, Yerberia Cultura. “Free, all ages art show feat Myriah Acosta, Adolfo Pumarejo, Josue Ramirez, & Natalia Rofacuerte.”
Halloween Horror Concert, Friday 10pm, Thirsty Monkey. Anchor Babies (CCTX), Destructive Cell, Black Noize and more perform. Costumes encouraged. $5, 18+.
IMAS Scout Workshops Fall 2016-Spring 2017, Saturday 9am/1pm, International Museum of Art & Science. IMAS has a series of workshops scheduled through the spring; this week’s sessions are Junior Girl Scouts: Detective and Cadettes: Special Agent.
The Fajita Cookoff, Saturday noon-11pm, Las Palmas Race Park (Mission). Huge cookoff plus live music by Metal Shop. Free entry and parking.
Zombie Fest, Saturday 5pm-midnight, Goliath Toys and Retro Games (Edinburg). Costume contests, candy, vendors, games, giveaways and more. Free, family friendly event.
Dia De Los Muertos Festival, Saturday 6-10pm, Mission Historical Museum. “Join the Mission Historical Museum as we celebrate Dia de los Muertos with a Community Altar Exhibit! We will have music, food, dancing, and family fun! Dia de los Muertos apparel is strongly encouraged. This event is free to the public!”
2nd Annual Planta Nativa, Saturday 6:30-9:30pm, Quinta Mazatlan. A party at our community gardens featuring Austin author Pam Penick plus food, drinks, music, art and more. Tickets: $20.
Nightmare on 17th St, Saturday 7:30pm, Recuerdos. Touring bands Bodysnatcher and Mothersound are joined by guests UnityTx, I AM, Dythalla, Ricin and The Valley. $10 ($7 with costume).
Wonk Unit (London)/Raging Nathans/Words Like Daggers, Saturday 8pm, Yerberia Cultura. With local guests In Shades, Sine Cura, Grayson and more. $7, all ages.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Saturday 11:40pm, Cine El Rey. Live shadowcast (live performers act out the movie and interact with the crowd while the movie plays on the big screen) of the cult classic by Pluma Blanca Community Theater. Tickets: $15-$20.
Meet The Blind Day, Sunday noon-5pm, International Museum of Art & Science. “Meet the Blind Day is an opportunity to spread awareness and to interact with the blind in our community. Experience, Learn and Discover what blindness is and recognize how blind members of our community are vital contributory members of our society.”
Rio Grande Valley Quinceañera & Wedding Fair, Sunday noon-5pm, McAllen Convention Center. $12 admission.