14th Annual Wild in Willacy Nature & Heritage Festival, Friday-Saturday, L.E. Franks Tourist Center (Raymondville). A variety of fun entertainment for the whole family.
Splash October 2013, Friday-Saturday, South Padre Island. The biannunal LGBT festival returns to the Island.
South Texas Horror Con 2013, Friday-Sunday, McAllen Convention Center. One of the Valley’s premier horror, comic and anime conventions returns. Passes start at $25.
6th Annual Kids Advantage Fall Festival, 6-8:30pm, Edinburg Children’s Hospital. Rides, games, music and more free family fun.
24th Annual South Texas (Way South) Pow Wow, Friday-Saturday, Lark Community Center. Traditional Native American dancing returns to the Valley.
Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees vs Amarillo Bulls, Friday 7:05pm, State Farm Arena.
UTPA Theatre Double Feature Horror Night, Friday-Sunday, Albert L Jeffers Theatre/Studio Theater. Diner of the Dead (written by UTPA graduates) and The Woman in Black will be performed back to back.
McHi Theater: Moon Over Buffalo, Friday-Sunday, McHi Auditorium. McHi students perform a classic comedy. Presale tickets are $5 ($7 at the door).
God of Carnage, Friday-Sunday, Camille Playhouse (Brownsville). The comedy/drama is about two pairs of parents confronting each other after their children get in a fight.
Jitterz Jamz presents: Soundtrack For Our Movie / Closed Campus, 8-10pm, Jitterz Coffee Bar (Mission). The cozy cafe hosts live local music every Friday night. Free, all ages.
Pimpinela, 9pm, McAllen Civic Center. Tickets start at $55 plus fees.
7th Annual Cancer Walk-a-Thon, 7:30am, Pharr Elementary. Sponsored by Friends With Helping Hands and benefiting PSJA students fighting cancer, Comfort Hosue and the Vannie E. Cook Cancer Center. $10 per walker.
Spectacular Saturdays, 8am-5pm, Edinburg World Birding Center. Free admission to the park all day today.
Women Who Build, 8am-4pm, San Juan. Habitat for Humanity’s RGV chapter calls on local women to volunteer this Saturday for a build in San Juan. Call (956) 686-7455 to sign up for a shift.
6th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Ride/Run/Walk, 8am-noon, Texas Oncology. Registration for any of the events is $30 for adults ($10 for kids). Benefiting cancer survivors here in the Valley.
Rio Grande City Market Days, 10am-3pm, Lopez-Tijerina Courtyard. Art, crafts, food, music and more highlight RGC’s monthly community event.
H.O.P.E. Celebration of Life Expo, 2-6pm, McAllen Public Library. An event for cancer survivors and caregivers, featuring art therapist Dr. Lucia Capacchione and lots of resources for happy living.
The Life & Times of Juanita Gonzalez, 3pm & 7pm, Carnahan Auditorium (Pharr). A Dia De Los Muertos-themed play set in the RGV, suitable for all ages. Tickets are $3 for under 18, $5 otherwise.
Dia De Los Muertos Family Festival, 4-8pm, Mission Historical Museum. Free Day of the Dead-themed festivities.
2 Chainz, 6-11pm, Jaro’s Music Hall (Palmview). With Alfabeto. Tickets start at $42.
7th Annual Dancing with the Stars of Hidalgo County, 6-10pm, Mario’s Banquet Hall (Mission). The RGV Diabetes Association hosts their annual benefit, a night of friendly competition, dinner, auctions and music.
Carnival of the Great Pumpkin, 6-9pm, UTPA Fieldhouse. UTPA hosts this free evening of Halloween-themed fun, including music, games, rides and much more.
Boys Don’t Cry (The Cure Tribute), 7pm, Smokin Aces Bar. With Zero (Smashing Pumpkins) and special local guests Land Locked Pirates.
SPOOKtacular Haunted Trail, 7-11pm, Valley Nature Center (Weslaco). $5 admission.
The Black Cat Ball, 7-11pm, IMAS. An upscale costume ball to benefit the Edinburg Children’s Hospital Foundation. Tickets start at $75 ($100 for a VIP happy hour from 7-8pm).
Killer Bees Halloween Night, 5pm, State Farm Arena. Before their game against the Amarillo Bulls, the Bees will host a “trick-or-treat street,” haunted house and costume contest.
Amistades Concert Series, 7:30pm, Edinburg City Auditorium. STC Ballet Folklorico presents groups from across the Valley. $5 admission.
The MasqueRave Ball 2, 8pm, Cine El Rey. The official after part for South Texas Horror Con, featuring DJ Morbid.
Freaks, Beats n Treats featuring Kaskade, 8pm, State Farm Arena. An outdoors event. Tickets start at $35 and go on sale Saturday 9/14.
Julieta Venegas, 9pm, McAllen Civic Auditorium. The Mexican singer/songwriter comes to the Valley.
2nd Annual “A Tribute to Tomas”, 10pm, The Hop Shop (Harlingen). I.D. (San Antonio), Wizard Wolf, NTAP, A Beautiful Lotus and more perform. No cover, 21+.
Monthly Brunch, 11am-4pm, Roosevelt’s at 7. It’s time again for the restaurant and craft beer bar’s amazing monthly brunch featuring a $20 all-you-can-eat buffet as well as $2 mimosas and micheladas.
Pink Ribbons, Inc Film Screening, 2pm, Cine El Rey. The film looks into how the billions raised through various pink ribbon campaigns have been spent, and organizations that seem to support the fight but might be part of the problem (aka “pinkwashing”). Followed by a Q&A session/panel discussion.
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