A Salute to our Troops Appreciation Day, Tuesday 10am, Gladys Porter Zoo (Brownsville). $3 entry for current and former members of the military with ID.
Brad Paisley, Thursday 7:30pm, State Farm Arena.
Wassup Foolie (Round Rock, TX), Thursday 8pm, Yerberia Cultura. With special guests La Ratera, The MRA and Dispirit. $5, all ages.
Bomb Music Festival 14, Thursday 10pm, The Flying Walrus. Three stages: rock outside (7+ bands), hip-hop inside (10+ artists) and DJ Baby B in the front. No cover.
Peñitas White Wing Festival, Friday-Saturday, 1111 S Main St (Peñitas). Experience live music, food & drinks, car show, carnival and more at the annual Peñitas festival. Friday 6-11pm, Saturday 12pm-12am. Free.
A Conversation with Sen. Hinojosa and Reps. Canales & Guerra, Friday 11:30am-1pm, UTRGV – CESS Building (Edinburg). The Texas Tribune hosts a discussion of the upcoming Texas legislative session with three Valley politicians. Free.
Live To Inspire, Friday 6pm, The Prelude (Harlingen). Solo art show by Tam Corbette L, featuring music by Serum-A, The Grande Theatre and Echoes and Embers.
The Cancion Cannibal Cabaret, Friday 7pm, Yerberia Cultura. A “punk rock musical” combining poetry and theatre, written by local poet Amalia Ortiz.
Summer Inferno, Friday 10pm, Thirsty Monkey. Witch Child, Pazuzu, The Infinite and more perform.
11th Annual Fishing For Hope Tournament, Saturday, Louie’s Backyard (SPI). Annual Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance fundraiser.
Educator Open House, Saturday 10am-5pm, International Museum of Art & Science. Open to all pre-service, certified and homeschool educators. Registration required: (956) 682-2815.
T-Rex Planet, Saturday-Sunday, McAllen Convention Center. A pricey exhibition for kids who love dinosaurs. Adults: $19, children: $23, military & students (with ID): $16, all plus fees. Saturday: 10am-9pm, Sunday: 10am-7pm.
Conciertos Originales: Josh Abbott Band, Saturday 6pm-midnight, Mercedes Livestock Showgrounds. Free country concert ($5 parking) with local guests Madelyn Victoria, Roy Solis, Roy Torres & Buck ‘N Crazy and more. 21+ only.
RGV FC Toros vs Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, Saturday 7:30pm, H-E-B Park (Edinburg).
Julion Alvarez, Saturday 8pm, State Farm Arena.
U-Nite #2, Saturday 9pm, Yerberia Cultura. With Mirror (ATX), Program and Ingrate. All ages.
Vex / Lacination, Saturday 9pm, The Hop Shop (Harlingen). With guests Mind Eater and Archangel A.D. No cover.
Z-Ro, Saturday 9pm, The Yacht Club. With special guest Wrekless. $25 presale, $30 at the door. All ages.
First Ever Brunch, Sunday 11am-3pm, SALT – New American Table. This excellent local restaurant is holding their first brunch with a new a la carte menu. Reservations not required but suggested: (956) 627-6304.
Best of luck to everyone going back to school this week. Have a great start to the year!