IMAS Space Week, through Sunday, International Museum of Art & Science. Family friendly astronaut training, art workshops, dress up in costume and more all week, including Space Night on Thursday, October 8th 4-8pm. Included in general admission.
Sandcastle Days 2017, Thursday-Sunday, Clayton’s (SPI). The annual week-long competition and festival returns to the Island, featuring live entertainment and much more family fun.
FEIPOL: Poetry Unites, Thursday-Saturday 9:30am-5pm, McAllen Public Library. Poetry festival featuring 40+ poets from Latin America and the U.S., art, live music and more. Free.
Arsonists Get All The Girls: Game of Life 10 Year Tour, Thursday 7pm, Sofie’s SS Saloon. With guests Aethere and Westcliffs. Tickets: $15.
Old Forester Whiskey Tasting, Friday 5:30-7pm, Bob’s Steak & Chop House (Edinburg). Sample and learn about Old Forester Statesman whiskey at this new high-end steakhouse.
McAllen Artwalk, Friday 6-10pm, Archer Park. Arts and craft vendors, plus the live outdoor music series Music After Hours at the Food Park, fall-spring. Free and open to the public.
Calibre 50, Friday 7-11pm, State Farm Arena (Hidalgo). Free concert, 21+ only.
Punkchanga III, Friday 8pm, Yerberia Cultura. The Palatines, Noble Insect, Souvenir Atomico, and PLSL perform with local vegan food vendors serving as well. Free.
PalmFest International Folklife Celebration 2017, Saturday-Sunday. McAllen Convention Center. McAllen’s annual fall festival returns the first weekend of October. Saturday: 12-11pm, Sunday 12-8:30pm. History, art, rides, food, music and much more are on tap, including Sister Hazel headlining on Sunday. $5 admission (kids under 12 free).
Public History, Memory & The Matanza – 1915, Saturday 11am, Mission Historical Museum. Dr. Trinidad Gonzales will discuss the Refusing To Forget projects public history activities surrounding state-sanctioned violence during the 1910s in Texas, in particular the matanza 1915. Free admission.
BDay Rock Show, Saturday 7pm, Yerberia Cultura. Worst Behavior, Noble Insect, Glare and more perform. $5, all ages.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Saturday 11pm, Cine El Rey. Pluma Blanca Community Theater presents a shadowcast of the cult classic every Saturday in November. $15 presale online.