Sandcastle Days 2016, all week, Clayton’s (SPI). The annual week-long competition and festival returns to the Island, featuring live entertainment and much more family fun.
Chris Tomlin, Wednesday 7pm, State Farm Arena.
Noche de Letras, Wednesday 7-8:30pm, McAllen Public Library. Panel, reading and Q&A featuring contemporary Valley writers Alejandro Cabada, Emmy Perez and Isaac Chavarria.
Stars and Skies Mysteries, Thursday 4-10pm, International Museum of Art & Science. This month’s exploration focuses on Life on Mars. Included in general admission.
Brickhouse Concert Series 6, Thursday 8pm, Brick House. A variety of live music with Monstruo Bohemio, TRGS, The Social Pariahs and more. No cover.
Costello, Thursday 10pm, The Flying Walrus. The local country band returns after a hiatus with special guests The Riverside Boys and David Garza. No cover.
Fall Festival, Friday 4pm, Brownsville Sports Park. Cook-off plus a food, wine and craft beer festival hosted by the Flying Pig Grill & Cantina.
McAllen Artwalk, Friday 6-10pm, Archer Park. Arts and craft vendors, plus the live outdoor music series Music After Hours, every month. Free and open to the public.
Third Annual Dia de los Muertos Murals Group Art Exhibition, Friday 6-10pm, Hinovations Art Gallery. Opening night for this Day of the Dead-themed mural exhibition. $3.
Elton John, Friday 8pm, State Farm Arena. Friday night is also alright for fighting, as the legendary pop star makes his way to Hidalgo.
Parasites 30th Anniversary Tour, Friday 8pm, Yerberia Cultura. With Noah & The Beyonders (CCTX) and local support from Fantastico, The Follies and The Palentines. $6, all ages.
Takeover Music Festival 3, Friday 8pm, The Last Pocket. The Riverside Boys, The Shakes, Wax Pink and more perform. No cover.
6th Annual Stronger Than Cancer “Ta-Ta Dash”, Saturday 8am, Gold’s Gym Mission. 5K run/walk and Zumbathon benefiting the Mercy Ministries of Laredo. Tickets available at the gym.
Oktoberfest at Schneider’s, Saturday 11am, Schneider’s German Gasthaus & Beergarden. Authentic food, drinks, games for adults and kids, live music (including polka) and more to celebrate Oktoberfest. $5 entry (free for kids under 10 or with a donation of 5 non-perishable goods for the Food Bank of the RGV).
Children’s Art and Literacy Festival, Saturday noon-5pm, International Museum of Art & Science. The Junior League of McAllen presents their annual fun, educational festival with arts & crafts, face painting, live performances, a book giveaway and more. Free.
HESTEC Community Day, Saturday 3:45–9:30 pm, UTRGV. The annual STEM-focused educational festival opens its doors to the public, headlined by a musical performance by Sabrina Carpenter, star of Disney’s Girl Meets World. Free.
Sunset Live Outdoor Concert Series, Saturday 5-10pm, McAllen Convention Center (Oval Park). A free, family and pet friendly outdoor event on the 2nd Saturday of the month. In addition to live music, there are food trucks, vendors and more.
Fandango 2016, Saturday 6:30pm, Museum of South Texas History. Annual dinner and auction benefiting MOSTH. Call 956-383-6911 for tickets and information.
UVAL 2016 Member’s Exhibition Opening Reception, Saturday 7-9pm, Kika de la Garza Fine Arts Center (Mission). Opening reception for the art of the Upper Valley Art League’s members, which will remain on display until November 5th.
Fall Movie Night, Saturday 7:30-9pm, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center. Watch “Flight of the Butterflies” and “Amazing Journeys” under the stars. Free.
Good Ghost / Slow Attack, Saturday 8pm, Yerberia Cultura. With La Ratera and Noble Insect. $5, 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.
X-treme BUGS Invades IMAS, Sunday, International Museum of Art & Science. The new X-treme BUGS exhibit opens, featuring over 100 scaled-up versions of bugs for you to explore. This special exhibit will be on display until March. Cost of entry is $8 plus general admission.
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