Empty Bowls Countdown Kick-Off, Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm, Bodega Tavern & Kitchen. Meet & greet this year’s Empty Bowls Committee members and give your support as they kick off this year’s campaign ahead of September’s huge fundraiser. Benefits The Food Bank of the RGV. Appetizers, door prizes & happy hour. $10 donation.
Disney on Ice, Tuesday-Sunday, State Farm Arena. “Follow Your Heart” is the title for this year’s performances.
Menopause: The Musical, Tuesday 7:30pm, McAllen Performing Arts Center. Tickets start at $37.
Empty Bowls Mobile Paint Party, Thursday 5:30-7:30pm, Debi Lou Modeling Academy. Paint bowls for September’s annual Empty Bowls event, supporting The Food Bank of the RGV. $10 donation.
23rd Annual Chocolate & Champagne Fundraiser, Thursday 6-8pm, 506 S Woodland Dr (Pharr). Annual fundraiser for Access Esperanza Clinics featuring delicious desserts, champagne and a silent auction. Individual tickets: $50.
A Different Reality – A Night of VR, AR and Other Realities, Thursday 6pm-midnight, Mission CEED. Bring your gear and/or come to learn more about different technologies and try them out. Presented by Code RGV.
Shen Yun, Thursday 7:30pm, McAllen Performing Arts Center. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.
420 Music Festival Simon Sez, Thursday 8pm, Simon Sez. Ocean Breeze Avenue, Ruben Farias, The Escapade and more perform. 21+ only.
TEA presents: 420 Show, Thursday 8pm, Yerberia Cultura. Desiring Dead Flesh (MI), with local support by The Palatines, Reinforce, Relapsers, plus live art, vegan food and more. $5, all ages.
SPI Reggae Fest, Friday & Saturday 4pm-2am, Causeway Cafe (SPI). Cool Under Fire, Los Rude Waves, The Dabs, The Surfvivers and more perform. $13 presale, $15 door.
Improv Comedy Registration Fair, Friday 5:30-7:30pm, Grind Coffee Co (Edinburg). Register for and learn more about upcoming Basic Improv Comedy Courses for kids, teens and adults. Limited spots in each class. The six week course starts May 1st.
Casting Crowns, Friday 7pm, McAllen Convention Center. Tickets start at $15.
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.
Showbar: Esperanza, Friday 9pm, Yerberia Cultura. Music and more entertainment to benefit Access Esperanza Clinics. Tickets: $5.
WhatMcAllen’s 5th Anniversary, Saturday all day, McAllen. Our 5th Anniversary is April 22, 2017! Thank you for five great years.
CommUNITY Autism Awareness Event & Sensory Festival, Saturday 8am, McAllen Veteran Memorial Stadium. 5K run/fun walk, plus a festival for individuals with disabilities. Free and open to the public.
7th Annual Walk-N-Rolla: Capes & Tiaras, Saturday 8am, Edinburg City Hall Courtyard. 5K walk/run, kids bike rodeo and guided family bike ride. Family & dog-friendly. Benefits the UTRGV Food Pantry.
6th Annual Sizzlin in the Tropics Bar-B-Q Cook Off, Saturday noon-5pm, McAllen Chamber of Commerce. BBQ, music, car & truck show and more. Tickets $20.
My Heroes Roundtable, Saturday 2-3pm, International Museum of Art & Science. Featuring members of the arts and psychology community as they discuss ways superheroes have impacted society. Part of the ongoing My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action exhibit (*Included in the price of general admission. Free for IMAS Members).
Andy Paris: Bubble Gum King Screening, Saturday 6pm, Cine El Rey. This film explores McAllen’s history through a unique lens. Screening followed by a Q&A. $10 online, $15 at the door.
RGV FC Toros vs Tulsa Roughnecks, Saturday 7pm, H-E-B Park (Edinburg).
Earth Day Fest, Saturday 8:30pm, Yerberia Cultura. The 13th Victim (ATX), Ese and ShibitoVS (both from Houston), plus local guests The Palatines, Fantastico, IFV and more. $6, all ages.
Sunday Speaker Series, Sunday 2pm, Museum of South Texas History (Edinburg). Rumbo al’ Anacua performs musica ranchera as part of “Vintage Musica Ranchera and the South Texas Ranchland”. Included in regular admission.
Paul Anka, Sunday 7pm, McAllen Performing Arts Center. Tickets start at $50.
Happy 5th Anniversary to us!