Edinburg Police National Night Out 2013, Tuesday 6-10pm, Edinburg Municipal Park. Live music from Roy Solis, Adrian Acosta, Manny Leam, Samekh and more, plus rides and other family fun. Free.
McAllen National Night Out, Tuesday 7-10pm, Las Palmas Community Center & Sam Houston Elementary Pavilion. Two options for family fun hosted by the McAllen Police Department. Live entertainment and much more.
Tuesdays at Large, Tuesday 7pm, Feldman’s Market Center (both McAllen and Brownsville). The monthly free food and drink tasting will feature Cruzan Rum. It’s free, but seating is limited and it’s first-come, first-served.
Summerfest 2013 General Recital, Tuesday 7pm, UTPA Library Auditorium (Edinburg). Student, faculty and local musicians will perform on a variety of instruments. Free.
CHACHALACA Volunteer Mornings, Wednesday 8-11am, Quinta Mazatlan. A couple of weeks ago I volunteered on a Wednesday and it was a powerful experience that I fully recommend.
Artist Lunch & Networking with Guest Speaker: Ruth Hoyt, Wednesday 11am-noon, Sekula Memorial Library (Edinburg). The naturalist and photographer will be the special guest speaker. Free and open to the public.
Edinburg Roadrunners vs. RGV White Wings, Wednesday-Saturday 7:05pm, Edinburg Baseball Stadium. Tickets start at $6 for adults, $5 for kids/seniors/military.
Fill The Bus 2013, Thursday 6:30am-6:30pm, Food Bank RGV (Pharr). Bring school supplies to FBRGV to help area students in need all day long.
Ale Yeah! TNT Beer Sampling Party, Thursday 5-10pm, Roosevelt’s at 7. A $10 donation to the local chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training gets you 5 beer samples.
IMAS Family Fun Night, Thursday 5-6pm, International Museum of Art & Science. Build a Pueblo Pinch Pot! $2 per child for supplies, plus regular admission.
Summer Nights at the Museum: Grand Finale, Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Museum of South Texas History. The final event in their summer series concludes with “River Crossroads,” focusing on our region in the 20th century.
Family Nature Nights: Wild Cats of South Texas, Thursday 7-8pm, Quinta Mazatlan.
Pharr Community Theater presents La Zapatera Prodigiosa, Thursday & Friday 7:30pm, Carnahan Auditorium (Pharr). “What happens when a young woman marries an older man in a small town?” Tickets are $7.
Aaron Watson, Thursday 8pm, Rodz Sports Theater (Edinburg). With The Roy Solis Band. Presale tickets are $20 plus fees.
Cafeteria Dance Fever (Portland, OR), Thursday 9pm, Thirsty Monkey. Get ready to dance with this noisy, garage punk rockers. Japanese to English, The Dandy Heat and more will also perform. $5 cover.
Discover The Dinosaurs, Friday noon-9pm, McAllen Convention Center. This huge travelling show is a fun, hands-on, educational look at the age of dinosaurs for the whole family. Tickets start at $17 for adults, $12 for kids. Continues through the weekend.
2013 Miss Tropics of Texas Pageant, Friday 6-10pm, Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill (SPI).
Music After Hours: Summer Songwriter Series, Friday 6-10pm, McAllen Creative Incubator. Featuring Austin’s Dawn and Hawkes, creators of the Songwriter Weekly website, plus Corine Garcia, JP Chapa and Tom DeRosa. Free.
Better Block Brownsville, Friday 7-11pm, Market Square. Fun, free events for the whole family.
Jardin del Arte: Summer Jazz Series 2013, Friday 7-10:30pm, Edinburg City Hall Courtyard. Featuring artist Javier Espinoza, photographer Ileana Garcia-Spitz, and music by Del Viento. Free and open to the public.
Doublespeak: An Original Play with Music, Friday 7:30-10:30pm, UTPA Library Media Theater. Thirteen O’Clock Theatre presents this original play, built on improv and dealing with questions and issues we face in the Valley every day. Presale tickets are $7 ($10 at the door).
SNU presents: No Politics, No BS!, Friday 8pm, The Hop Shop (Harlingen). OK Robot, Raging Thrill, Filthy Rabbit, Champagne For Radio, Not a Day and Lazer Hog. No cover.
MacTown Rebel Rollers vs. South Texas Rolleristas, Friday 8pm, The Rink Family Fun Center. The Valley’s two roller derby groups finally face off! $8 presale tickets, $10 at the door.
Projectsyn’s 5th Annual Hallelujah Fetish Ball, Friday 9pm, Metropolis. A combination of burlesque show (featuring Ladies of Venus and Tamaska Wolf) and concert (featuring Austin industrial band Chant).
Costello & Land Locked Pirates, Friday 9pm, The Flying Walrus. ESPN is scheduled to stop by on the heels of the owner’s performance in last month’s World Series of Poker Main Event. No cover, 21+ only.
Deadly Reign / Dethrone, Friday 10pm, Cypress Lounge. Porkeria, Nerve Damage, Regulate and Nuke Em provide local support at this punk show. No cover, 18+.
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