Early Voting for McAllen District 1 City Commissioner Special Election, Monday-Tuesday, Fireman’s Pump House, Palm View Community Center & Lark Community Center. Early voting continues thorugh Tuesday. Election Day is Saturday.
8th Annual MLK Day at Cine, Monday 5-8pm, Cine El Rey. Annual event includes a march down 17th St, live entertainment, food, volunteer opportunities and more. Free.
Winter Texan Expo & Health Fair, Tuesday-Wednesday 9am-3pm, McAllen Convention Center. Free two-day event includes health screenings, vendors, door prizes and more.
Two on Tap, Tuesday 7:30-9:30pm, McAllen Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $23 plus fees and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or at the Convention Center Box Office. Box Office is open weekdays from 10 am to 5 pm.
Pharr Birthday Celebration, Thursday 5-8pm, Pharr Events Center. Free, family friendly event includes “piñata, goody bags, raffle prizes, music, and cake!”
Alfresco Weslaco, Thursday 6:30-9pm, Downtown Weslaco. Live music, arts & crafts, food and more at this monthly art walk-style event. Free.
RGV Vipers vs South Bay Lakers, Friday 7pm, State Farm Arena. The Vipers have had a great season thus far. Affordable family fun.
UTRGV Mariachi Aztlan in Concert, Friday-Sunday, UTRGV Performing Arts Complex (Edinburg). Friday: 7pm, Saturday & Sunday: 3pm. Tickets: $10.
Whiskey Tasting Battle, Friday 6:30-8pm, Bob’s Steak & Chop House Edinburg. It’s Jameson Caskmates IPA vs The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve in a tasting showdown. Complimentary samples. Free event.
Food Park Unplugged, Friday 7:30-9:30pm, McAllen Food Park. Live music featuring local artists. Free, family and pet friendly. Monthly event on the 3rd Friday.
Dear Mama: A Benefit Show, Friday 8pm-12:30am, The Flying Walrus. The Landlocked Pirates return to the Walrus for the first time in years with guest Monstruo Bohemio and more. A night of music and comedy for a good cause. Early show. $5 cover.
Desiring Dead Flesh (Michigan), Friday 9pm, Yerberia Cultura. With Signalman (SATX), Blood Skin (SATX), Cat-ion and Royal Angst. Food and vendors as well. $6, all ages.
Sunny Sweeney, Friday 10pm, Hillbilly’s. Tickets: $15 online.
2018 McAllen Marathon, Saturday-Sunday, McAllen Convention Center. Registration is already available for the 2018 McAllen Marathon. There will be a 5K/10K on Saturday, January 20th and a full, half and 5-person relay marathon ($110/$90/$70 per person respectively) on Sunday, January 21st.
McAllen District 1 City Commissioner Special Election, 7am-7pm, Gonzalez Elementary. Election Day to fill the vacant District 1 City Commissioner seat. Vote 7am-7pm at Gonzalez Elementary in north McAllen.
DHR Community Health Fair, Saturday 8am-noon, Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance. Free health screenings and information, including car seat inspections. Info: 956-362-3140.
Junior Vipers Hoopfest, Saturday & Sunday, Edinburg Health & Wellness Center. The Jr. Vipers Academy hosts a New Year’s basketball tournament for 1st grade through JV girls and boys. $75 per team.
New Year’s Adoption Event, Saturday 10am-3pm, Mission Recreation Center. Adopt a new pet at this community event.
South Texas Citrus Industry: Then & Now, Saturday 11am-2pm, Mission Historical Museum. “Mission Historical Museum Lecture Series: Lorenzo Garza will discuss the successes and decline of the industry and the struggle the growers have encountered to save our groves. Admission FREE.”
RGVFC Pro Tryouts, Saturday & Sunday 12pm, H-E-B Park. Do you have what it takes to play for the Toros? Try out this weekend. Ages 18+. $100 online registration ($150 day of). Saturday: 12-5pm, Sunday: 12-3pm.
Lola Tried (ATX), Saturday 8pm, Yerberia Cultura. With local guests Fantastico!, Pinky Swear, Lunar Heart and Royal Angst. $7, all ages.
Metal Monthly: Devil’s Night, Saturday 8:30pm, Cine El Rey. Lonescar, The Final Burial, Last Repent, Archangel A.D. and Salem Burning perform at this monthly metal showcase. $5 presale from the bands, $10 at the door.
RGV Barracudas vs Turlock Express, Sunday 5:05pm, State Farm Arena. Arena soccer.
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