Five things to do this weekend around Bryan-College Station

Another packed weekend is upon us in Aggieland – and that’s not just referring to how much traffic there will be when Alabama rolls in to take on Texas A&M University on the football field on Saturday. Here are five things to do in town this weekend, including the three-day Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo. For a full list of events, visit the Events Calendar.

The Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo will kick off on Friday and wrap up on Sunday. The fair features a carnival, live music including The Charlie Daniels Band on Friday night, the Velcro Pygmies on Saturday and Los Terribles Del Norte on Sunday, a rodeo, animal races, petting zoo, pony rides, art shows and more. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, visit www.brazosvalleyfair.com .

• The BTHO Breast Cancer Benefit & Rock/Metal Festival 2015 will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday at the Grand Stafford Theater. The event benefits local women who are either fighting the disease or struggling financially. The music will last about six hours. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit www.grandstaffordtheater.com .

• Some great music is happening all around, including all the live music at the fair. Other impressive musicians performing include Ben Rector at the Rudder Auditorium on Sunday at 8 p.m., Whiskey Myers at Hurricane Harry’s at 9 p.m. on Friday and more. For a full list of local music events, visit the Spotlight Calendar.

• The Downtown Bryan Association is hosting Football Friday at 8 p.m. at the Palace Theater and will feature local funk band, Eraserhead. The next day, the event is offering an easy way to get to the Alabama football game by offering a free game day shuttle, which will run multiple buses from three hours pre-game to 1.5 hours post-game. For more information on the route, visit www.downtownbryan.com .

• Football isn’t the only game in town this weekend. The Texas A&M volleyball team will take on Alabama at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at Reed Arena.

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