FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Sept. 8-Sunday, Sept. 10

HAVE AN EVENT COMING UP? Submit your information to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.

FRIDAY

COSMIC COMMUNITY FEST

The weekend of divine feminine energy and alignment with a positive frequency will include dance, yoga, reiki, tantra, art, meals and more.

WHEN Friday and Saturday

WHERE Corazón Yoga Studio, 1301 N. Main St., McAllen

COST $30 day pass and $50 for the weekend; email corazonyogastudio@gmail.com for tickets

2017 SOUTH TEXAS COMIC CON

The two-day event will include panels, autograph opportunities, cosplay, workshops and gaming. Special guests include luchador Rey Mysterio, “Hellboy” star Ron Perlman (Saturday only) and David Yost of “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.”

WHEN Saturday and Sunday

WHERE McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd., McAllen

COST Passes available at southtexascomiccon.com; children 5 and under are free

BACK TO SCHOOL JUMP

Children will have a blast while parents have a night off during Jump Up for Fun’s Back To School Parents Night Out. Drop the kids off and enjoy a special offer for date night at neighboring restaurant, Boka 400, or stay and hang out.

WHEN Jump Up For Fun, 400 W. Nolana Ave., Suite K, McAllen

WHERE 6 p.m. Friday

LIVE MUSIC

Somethin’ Else will perform

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE Ignite Lounge,

502 W. Trenton Road, Edinburg

PAUL HOBBS WINE DINNER

Several Paul Hobbs wines will be available.

WHEN 6 p.m. Friday

WHERE Santa Fe Steakhouse & Cantina,

1918 S. 10th St., McAllen

DAVID DONDERO LIVE

David Dondero, a Minnesota-based songwriter, will perform live with Scum Dogs, Lunar Heart, Ruben Farias and Julian Garcia.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE Yerberia Cultura, 613 S. 17th St., McAllen

LIVE MUSIC

An Ankle Lock Promotion presents performances by Archangel A.D., Pulsus, The Valley, Unrisen Pain and I am Heir.

WHEN 10 p.m. Friday

WHERE Hop Shop, 923 S. 7th St., Harlingen

SUNSET YOGA

Yoga has immense benefits that you can utilize beyond the mat — intentional breathing relieves stress within the body and mind while the physical movement increases circulation and range of motion in a gentle and gradual way.

WHEN 6:15 p.m. Friday

WHERE McAllen Nature Center, 4101 U.S. Business 83, McAllen

COST $1 donation

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD WORKOUT

The 30-minute SUP workout features two laps around the lake, with a stationary workout inbetween. Borrow a paddleboard or bring your own. Come early to reserve your spot.

WHEN 6 p.m. Friday

WHERE Town Lake at Firemen’s Park, 201 N. 1st St., McAllen

COST $10

FRIDAY NIGHT HIKE

Enjoy an evening with the creatures of the night! Bring a flashlight, bug spray, and wear close-toed shoes. We’ll spend an hour slowly covering about 1/2 mile of trails, carefully and quietly looking for anything we might see along the path. We’ll look for spiders, bats, frogs, toads, scorpions, and nocturnal birds.

WHEN 7:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE McAllen Nature Center, 4101 U.S. Business 83, McAllen

COST $1 donation

PADDLE AND PEDAL TOWN LAKE

Pedal boat and kayak rentals available.

WHEN 4 p.m. Friday

WHERE Town Lake at Firemen’s Park, 201 N.

1st St., McAllen

SATURDAY

AR SHOW

Texas Tops invites new, old, restored, original, two-wheeled, and four-wheeled vehicles. The first 50 cars will receive free Dairy Queen ice cream.

WHEN 6 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Texas Tops Truck Accessories, 810 U.S. Business 83, McAllen

COST Free

HEART WALK

The Rio Grande Valley Congenital Heart Walk aims to raise funs for congenital heart disease.

WHEN 7:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Edinburg Municipal Park, 714 S. Raul Longoria Road, Edinburg

SING FOR A DRINK

This children’s singing contest is offered for ages 10 and under. The top three contestants win a free Lunatic Milkshake voucher.

WHEN 6 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Luna Coffee House, 113 W. Nolana Ave., McAllen

COST Free; register via message to https://www.facebook.com/LunaCoffeeHouseMcAllen/

ELI IXBA

Mexican electronic artist Eli Ixba will perform.

WHEN 10 p.m. Saturday

WHERE The Side Room, 323 S. 17th St., McAllen

DONATION DROPOFF

DJ Sonny will play the best in Tejano, country and oldies and will collect donations for Hurricane Harvey.

WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Outta Town Dance Hall, 204 Elida St., Mission

GRANDPARENTS WEEKEND

IMAS give thanks to those who helped raise us and pay tribute to a generation that still inspires us toward greater horizons.

WHEN Saturday and Sunday

WHERE International Museum of Art & Science, 1900 W. Nolana Ave., McAllen

LIVE MUSIC

Bobaflex and Ratchet Dolls will perform live.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Sofie’s ‘SS’ Saloon, 6801 S. 10th St., McAllen

UFC AT GAMEHAUS

UFC 215: Johnson vs Borg will air.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Gamehaus Gastropub, 2109 W. Nolana Ave., McAllen

DOWNTOWN BOYS

The band will perform live.

WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Yerberia Cultura, 613 S. 17th St., McAllen

HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF SHOW

Donations in the form of supplies will serve as the entry fee for the show featuring The Click-La Klika, Undermine Authority, Revelation, Allied Forces, Redemption by Cutting Fists, Crisco Kidd, Back to Riverdale and Trio Nuevo Amanecer.

WHEN 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Half Moon Saloon, 1101 E. Adams St., Brownsville

SOUTH TEXAS STREET REVOLUTION

The fastest street cars in the Rio Grande Valley battle it out for supremecy.

WHEN 8:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Edinburg Motorsports Park, 15920 U.S. 281, Edinburg,

SOMOS MÚSICA FEST

The festival will include original performances by Chrebet, De la Rosa, Arcanedisplay, Leonado and Apache Pistol. The show is all ages, and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit www.somosmusicafest.com.

WHEN 9:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Cine El Rey, 311 S. 17th St., McAllen

COST $10 at the door

GRANDPARENTS WEEKEND

The Museum of South Texas History will offer family events to honor grandparents and celebrate the preservation of family traditions.

WHEN 11 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Museum of South Texas History, 200 N. Closner Blvd., Edinburg

COST Free until noon; regular admission is $7 per adult, $5 per senior and student and $4 per child ages 4 to 12

FAMILY NATURE WALK

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE McAllen Nature Center, 4101 U.S. Business 83, McAllen

BUTTERFLY WALK

Join a staff naturalist for a 1/2 mile walk to explore butterflies! To date, more than 80 species of butterflies have been documented onsite. Loaner binoculars are available free of charge. No experience necessary. Bring a camera if desired. In the event of rain or extreme temperatures, the program will be canceled and the site will be closed.

WHEN 9 a.m. Saturday

WHERE McAllen Nature Center, 4101 U.S. Business 83, McAllen

COST $1 donation

SONGBIRD STROLL

Join an expert birder on a one hour bird walk for all skill levels! More than 200 species have been seen. How many can you spot?

WHEN 8:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán World Birding Center, 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

COST $3

NATURE TOTS

This program is a nature play program designed specifically for the youngest visitors ages1 to 3.

WHEN 9:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán World Birding Center,

600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

COST $3

DISCOVERY DAYS

Every Saturday you can visit the Discovery Museum at Quinta Mazatlán for a special presentation about a featured creature with activities, crafts, and exploration.

WHEN 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán World Birding Center, 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

TAI CHI IN THE PARK

Tai Chi has positive effects on balance control, fitness and flexibility. Elderly and people with disabilities can also work within their limits. Wear comfortable clothing and flexible shoes, and bring water. This program is offered every Saturday. In the event of rain, the program will be canceled.

WHEN 8 a.m. Saturday

WHERE McAllen Nature Center, 4101 U.S. Business 83, McAllen

COST $1

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD WORKOUT

The 30-minute SUP workout features two laps around the lake, with a stationary workout inbetween. Borrow a paddleboard or bring your own. Come early to reserve your spot.

WHEN 6 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Town Lake at Firemen’s Park, 201 N. First St., McAllen

COST $10

PADDLE AND PEDAL TOWN LAKE

Bring the family and pedal boat, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard on Town Lake! Rent one of ours, or bring your own canoe or kayak.

WHEN 4 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Town Lake at Firemen’s Park, 201 N. First St., McAllen

VOLUNTEER DAYS

Do you have a love for nature and are interested in helping our community flourish?

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán World Birding Center,

600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

SUNDAY

DOUBLE FEATURE: ‘THE CROW’ AND ‘THE CRAFT’

Free popcorn accompanies the double film feature and a gothic dance party will follow until 1 a.m.

WHEN 6 p.m. Sunday

WHERE Cine El Rey, 311 S. 17th St., McAllen

COST Free

HANDS IN ART MARKET

Every second Sunday of the month, the art market will take place.

WHEN 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday

WHERE Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce, 202 W. Tom Landry St., Mission

METRO STATION

The band will perform live with Assuming We Survive, Avion Roe, Lancifer, Sine Cura and Kingsway.

WHEN 6 p.m. Sunday

WHERE Sofie’s ‘SS’

Saloon, 6801 S. 10th St., McAllen

DRAB MAJESTY

The L.A.-based band will perform with Blocked Numbers and Lakewash.

WHEN 7 p.m. Sunday

WHERE Yerberia Cultura, 613 S. 17th St., McAllen

PADDLE AND PEDAL TOWN LAKE

Bring the family and pedal boat, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard on Town Lake! Rent one of ours, or bring your own canoe or kayak.

WHEN 4 p.m. Sunday

WHERE Town Lake at Firemen’s Park, 201 N. First St., McAllen