11 things to do in Laredo this weekend


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Oktoberfest meets Cultura An old German tradition takes over the Cultura beer garden this weekend when Oktoberfest meets Cultura.  Similar to the German Fest, the local beer garden celebrates beer with a variety of special Oktoberfest beers on tap, ready to be consumed.  It will also host a variety of events including a pitcher-holding contest, wiener dog races, a keg challenge, a street fair on Salinas Street, costume contests, live entertainment and more.  5pm to 1am Saturday.  Cultura Beer Garden, 916 Salinas Ave.  FOR FREE

Oktoberfest meets culture

A storied German tradition is taking over the Cultura beer garden when Oktoberfest meets Cultura this weekend. Similar to the German Fest, the local beer garden celebrates beer with a variety of special Oktoberfest beers on tap, ready to be consumed. It will also host a variety of events including a pitcher-holding contest, wiener dog races, a keg challenge, a street fair on Salinas Street, costume contests, live entertainment and more.

5pm to 1am Saturday. Cultura Beer Garden, 916 Salinas Ave. FOR FREE

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Need help finding things to do in Gateway City this weekend?

Well, here at LMTonline we are dedicated to fighting the notion that there is nothing to do in Laredo. To prove it, we’ve compiled a list of some of the events taking place across Laredo this weekend.

From garden events, film screenings, live music and more, this guide is sure to find something to do in Laredo this weekend.

Pepe Aguilar Legendary Mexican singer Pepe Aguilar will make his visit to Laredo a family event as he is bringing his brother Antonio Aguilar, Hijo;  his talented Grammy daughter and twice Latin Grammy nominee Ángela Aguilar;  and his son Leonardo Aguilar, two-time Latin Grammy nominee, as part of his "Jaripeo Sin Fronteras" Trip.  Doors at 7pm Music at 8pm Saturday.  Same Auto Arena, 6700 Arena Blvd.  Tickets start at $40

Pepe Aguilar

Legendary Mexican singer Pepe Aguilar will make his visit to Laredo a family event as he brings his brother Antonio Aguilar, Hijo; his talented Grammy daughter and twice Latin Grammy nominee Ángela Aguilar; and his son Leonardo Aguilar, a two-time Latin Grammy nominee as part of his “Jaripeo Sin Fronteras” tour.

Doors at 7pm Music at 8pm Saturday. Same Auto Arena, 6700 Arena Blvd. Tickets start at $40

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Save the Wonder Lounge Benefit Weekend Laredo's Wonder Lounge pub bar and venue is going through tough times and will be hosting two benefit concerts this weekend to keep the live music going.  Both shows will not be covers, although donations are welcomed at the door for the events.  The bar has made a name for itself in Laredo for hosting live acts and being a mecca for Laredo's metal and punk lovers.  Apollo 11, HoneyRot and Hanus will take the stage on Friday evening.  Saturday gets a little heavier with metal groups Division Black Noise, Necro Vision and Guillotine Party on the setlist.  Donations can also be made via the $wonderlounge cash app.  Doors open at 6 p.m., music at 8 p.m. Friday.  Doors open at 6 p.m., music at 9 p.m. Saturday, Wonder Lounge, 3920 San Bernardo Ave.  FOR FREE;  Donations welcome.

Save on the Wonder Lounge benefit weekend

Laredo pub bar and venue Wonder Lounge is going through a rough patch and will be hosting two benefit concerts this weekend to keep the live music going. Both shows will not be covers, although donations are welcomed at the door for the events. The bar has made a name for itself in Laredo for hosting live acts and being a mecca for Laredo’s metal and punk lovers. Apollo 11, HoneyRot and Hanus will take the stage on Friday evening. Saturday gets a little heavier with metal groups Division Black Noise, Necro Vision and Guillotine Party on the setlist. Donations can also be made via the $wonderlounge cash app.

Doors open at 6 p.m., music at 8 p.m. Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m., music at 9 p.m. Saturday, Wonder Lounge, 3920 San Bernardo Ave. FOR FREE; Donations welcome.

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Movies on the Patio Cantinflas will return to the big screen this weekend at the Border Heritage Museum's outdoor patio in downtown Laredo.  8 p.m. Friday.  Border Heritage Museum, Zaragoza Str. 810. FREE.

Movies on the patio

Cantinflas will return to the big screen this weekend at the Border Heritage Museum’s outdoor patio in downtown Laredo.

8 p.m. Friday. Border Heritage Museum, Zaragoza Str. 810. FREE.

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Dead Or Alive Bon Jovi Tribute Laredoans will be "Live by a prayer" this weekend at Average Joe's when Bon Jovi tribute act Dead or Alive swings into town.  Also performing will be special guests Benastar - a tribute act to Pat Benatar - featuring the talents of local act Voodoo Vibe.  10pm Saturday.  Average Joe's, 9652 McPherson Rd. $15 in advance

Dead or Alive Bon Jovi tribute

Laredoans will be at Average Joe’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” this weekend when Bon Jovi tribute act Dead or Alive swings into town. Also performing will be special guests Benastar – a tribute act to Pat Benatar – featuring the talents of local act Voodoo Vibe.

10pm Saturday. Average Joe’s, 9652 McPherson Rd. $15 in advance

Fall Garden Kick-Off The Laredo Center for Urban Agriculture & Sustainability is hosting a garden session to celebrate fall in its Canseco home garden this weekend.  Volunteers are asked to wear comfortable/exercise clothing.  Garden tools are provided.  Register for the event at linktr.ee/laredourbanag.  Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Casa Canseco Community Garden, 1415 Chihuahua St. FREE

Autumn garden prelude

The Laredo Center for Urban Agriculture & Sustainability is hosting a garden session to celebrate fall in its garden at Canseco House this weekend. Volunteers are asked to wear comfortable/exercise clothing. Garden tools are provided. Register for the event at linktr.ee/laredourbanag.

Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Casa Canseco Community Garden, 1415 Chihuahua St. FREE

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Faculty Opening Concert Organized by the Faculty of Visual and Performing Arts of TAMIU College of Arts and Sciences, a Faculty Opening Concert will be held this Friday at TAMIU Main Concert Hall.  The event will be attended by the talented teachers and staff of TAMIU.  6:30 p.m. Friday.  TAMIU Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 5201 University Blvd.  FREE.

Opening concert of the faculty

Organized by the Faculty of Visual and Performing Arts of TAMIU College of Arts and Sciences, a Faculty Opening Concert will be held this Friday at TAMIU Main Concert Hall. The event will be attended by the talented teachers and staff of TAMIU.

6:30 p.m. Friday. TAMIU Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 5201 University Blvd. FREE.

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LULAC Scholarship Benefit Dance LULAC will be inviting two Tejano legends, David Marez and Roberto Pulido, to the Lake Casablanca Ballroom for a night of fun and fun for a good cause.  Proceeds will be used to fund the annual scholarships that LULAC awards annually.  Doors at 7pm Music from 8pm to 12pm Friday.  Ballroom Casablanca, 5110 Sand Creek Ct.  $25

LULAC scholarship dance

LULAC will be inviting two Tejano legends, David Marez and Roberto Pulido, to the Lake Casablanca Ballroom for a night of fun and fun for a good cause. Proceeds will be used to fund the annual scholarships that LULAC awards annually.

Doors at 7pm Music from 8pm to 12pm Friday. Ballroom Casablanca, 5110 Sand Creek Ct. $25

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PetCo Adoption Event Laredoans looking for a furry friend can attend this adoption event at PetCo North.  Both cats and dogs will be available on site for meet and greets.  All animals are vaccinated, neutered/neutered, dewormed and microchipped.  1pm to 4pm Saturday.  PetCo Laredo North, 2450 Monarch Drive.  FREE.

PetCo adoption event

Laredoans looking for a furry friend can attend this adoption event at PetCo North. Both cats and dogs will be available on site for meet and greets. All animals are vaccinated, neutered/neutered, dewormed and microchipped.

1pm to 4pm Saturday. PetCo Laredo North, 2450 Monarch Drive. FREE.

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Smiles From Heaven Shave-A-Thon Local non-profit organization Smiles From Heaven is hosting its third annual Shave-A-Thon on Saturday.  Participants are even encouraged to shave their heads to raise awareness for children battling childhood cancer.  4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.  L&F Distributors, 410 Crossroads Loop.  FREE.

Smile from Heaven Shave-A-Thon

Local non-profit organization Smiles From Heaven is hosting its third annual Shave-A-Thon on Saturday. Participants are even encouraged to shave their heads to raise awareness for children battling childhood cancer.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. L&F Distributors, 410 Crossroads Loop. FREE.

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Herencia de Patrones Silverados nightclub will host upcoming requinto urbano group Herencia de Patrones on Friday night.  The group combines norteño folk forms, acoustic instrumentation and dark urban lyrics to create their own sound.  8 p.m. Friday.  Silverado's Nightclub, 5920 San Bernardo Ave.

Herencia de Patrones

Silverados nightclub will host up-and-coming requinto urbano group Herencia de Patrones on Friday night. The group combines norteño folk forms, acoustic instrumentation and dark urban lyrics to create their own sound.

8 p.m. Friday. Silverado’s Nightclub, 5920 San Bernardo Ave.

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