Banzaikon 2013, Friday 1pm-Sunday 10am, Schlitterbahn Beach Resort. The annual convention celebrating anime, comics, gaming, martial arts and more returns to SPI.
Black Friday Throw-down, 5-11pm, The Gas Station Bar (San Benito). And The Hero Prevails headlines to raise money to record an EP. OK Robot, Filthy Rabbit, Yellow, Reverse the Hate and more also perform. $5 cover, all ages.
Randy Rogers Band, 7pm, Pharr Events Center. Tickets start at $36.
RGV Vipers Home Opener, 7pm, State Farm Arena. The defending NBA D-League champions tip off a new season against the Tulsa 66ers.
Something Solar, 8:30pm, El Hueso de Fraile (Brownsville). The McAllen folk/Americana/rockers play their first Brownsville gig.
Black Friday Punk Rock Show, 9pm, The Hop Shop (Harlingen). Avenue Rockers (Corpus Christi), The Livends, El Jefe & The Riffs, Clumsy and the Poor Uglies perform. $3 cover for 18-20, no cover 21+.
EMS 25: Bestial Devastation, 9pm, Cypress Lounge. DogmaHollow, Wrayth, Lonescar, Incendium and The Sight of Impact perform. $3 cover, 18+.
Small Business Saturday, all day, throughout the Valley. Let’s take this opportunity to support our local small businesses as we do our holiday shopping.
Spectacular Saturdays!, 8am-5pm, Edinburg World Birding Center. Free entry on the last Saturday of the month!
McAllen City Open 2013, 9am-5pm, McAllen Convention Center. This official US Chess Federation event (you need to be a member to participate) costs $25 to enter.
Sneaks & Beats, 2-7pm, The Rink Family Fun Center. Sneakerheads can buy/sell/trade their collectible kicks in this all ages event. Live music as well.
Art Village 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, 5-7pm, Art Village on Main. Live entertainment, art and a donation drive for Toys for Tots and Tim’s Coats are part of this celebration.
Sharing For a Kauz Beer & Wine Tasting, 6-9pm, Roosevelt’s at 7. Just Kauz It’s Right hosts this fundraiser, providing school supplies for local students. A $10 donation supports the cause and includes beer samplers or a glass of wine.
Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees, 7:05pm, State Farm Arena. The Bees face the Lone Star Brahmas.
The Spazmatics, 8pm, Pharr Events Center. Tickets start at $26.55.
Evacuate Whale (Kingsville), 10pm, The Hop Shop (Harlingen). With Imprfkt Nation and Wakening Phase. $4 cover for 18-20, free for 21+.
Rock Angels Unplugged, 10pm, Simon Sez. Stillborne, Kennedy Curse and more peform unplugged. $3 cover, 21+.
Solidarity FUNd Run for Typhoon Haiyan Victims, 8am, Edinburg Municipal Park. $25 for a 5K and $20 for the 1K fun walk, plus any extra donation is appreciated for the disaster in the Phillippines.
Not Quite November Brunch, 11am-4pm, Roosevelt’s at 7. Rescheduled from last week. $20 all-you-can-eat buffet as well as $2 mimosas and micheladas.
107.9 MixMas presents Avril Lavigne & Jason Derulo, 6pm, State Farm Arena. With Chris Wallace, Kat Deluna, Emblem3 and Cher Lloyd. Tickets start at $43.28.