FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Sept. 15 – Sunday, Sept. 17

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

DIEZ Y SEIS DE SEPTIEMBRE PHARR PHESTIVAL

The event will feature music, family fun and food, as well as a jalapeño eating contest with $100 prize and a grito contest with $100 prize.

WHEN 6 to 10 p.m. Friday

WHERE Jones Box Park, 1201 Rosa Lane in Pharr

ROCK ANGELS PRESENTS ARKAIK WITH SEEKER

Live rock music with artists Arkaik, Seeker, Alterbeast, Enfold Darkness, Inanimate Existence and Wolf King.

WHEN 6 p.m. Friday

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

COST $15

SOMETHIN’ ELSE

The duo will perform live, offering acoustic classic rock, country, blues, oldies and contemporary music.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE Ignite Lounge, 502 W. Trenton Road, Edinburg

SELENA TRIBUTE EVENT

Join a celebration of one of the most influential Latina artists of all time and sign up for the official Selena look-alike contest.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE The Tipsy Tavern Bar & Grill, 2230 S. 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen

TEQUILA TASTING

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with Jose Cuervo Tequila.

WHEN 7 to 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE Palenque Grill, 421 E. Nolana Ave., McAllen

KYLE PARK

The country singer will perform live.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE Guilly’s Honky Tonk, 9800 W. Frontage Road, La Feria

ROCK TRIBUTE CONCERT

Overt Enemy will perform a Slayer tribute, Sleeping Village will perform a Black Sabbath tribute and No Remorse will perform a Metallica tribute show.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE Treviños Lounge, 407 N. Nebraska Ave., San Juan

HURRICANE HARVEY BENEFIT SHOW

The mixed genre show will benefit the people of South Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey. The show will feature Mind Over Matter, Sycosis, In Shades, PalmLeaf Skylines, Voicemail Apology and Wizard Wolf.

WHEN 10 p.m. Friday

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

ALICE IN DRUMPFLAND

Favorite queens take on the mad, mad world of “Alice in Drumpfland.”

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

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

EDINBURG: CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

The UTRGV String Faculty will perform with guest artist Alejandro Drago on violin.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Performing Arts Complex in Edinburg

COST Free

VIVA MEXICO DIA DEL GRITO

The event will include bar specials and giveaways.

WHEN Friday

WHERE Sip Lounge, 4315 S. McColl Road, Edinburg

LIVE MUSIC

Manny Carrizales, Jose Sanchez and Isai Charles will perform.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE The Prelude Songwriters Club, 113 E. Jackson Ave., Harlingen

COST 25 cents

LIVE MUSIC

Roy Solis Jr. will perform

WHEN 10 p.m. Friday

WHERE Pecker’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill, 1600 S. Westgate Drive, Weslaco

LIVE MUSIC

Alex Ruiz and Los Fandangos will perform

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday

WHERE The Centennial Club, 1410 Austin Ave., McAllen

COST $20 per person or $30 per couple

HISPANIC HERITAGE GALLERY WALK

IDEA Tres Lagos Academy Hispanic Heritage Gallery Walk Students will create art work to display celebrating Hispanic Heritage. The event is open to all students.

WHEN 5:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE IDEA Tres Lagos, 5200 Tres Lagos Blvd., McAllen

NOCHE MEXICANA

Celebrate Diez y Seis de Septiembre with music, food, dancing, art, and a grito contest.

WHEN 6 p.m. Friday

WHERE Bannworth Park, 1822 N. Shary Road, Mission

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

LIVE MUSIC

Texas Wheels will perform for the dance.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Green Gate Grove, 2135 S. Bentsen Palm Drive, Palmview

COST $6

HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day and Hispanic heritage with games, food, music, face painting and more.

WHEN 3 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Las Palmas Community Center, 1921 N. 25th St., McAllen

LIVE MUSIC

Austin’s hardcore/noise titans Total Abuse will perform with Aracnido, Damak and Noble Insect.

WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Yerberia Cultura,

613 S. 17th St., McAllen

FIESTAS PATRIAS 2017

Celebrate the 207th “Grito de Independencia” with free wrestling with Super Parka, el Hijo de Mascara Sagrada and el Pirata Morgan, an indoor soccer clinic with the Barracudas, music by Grupo Alianza, Mariachi 7 Leguas, Fito Olivares and Pura Sabrosura.

WHEN Noon Saturday

WHERE State Farm Arena, 2600 N. 10th St., Hidalgo

CONNECTING WITH CRAFTERS

View a wide variety of jewelry, handmade crafts, household goods, and much more from area vendors. All items are home crafted locally by the vendors.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

WHERE McAllen Farmers Market, 4001 N. 23rd St., McAllen

COST Free

HURRICANE HARVEY CONCERT, BARBECUE FUNDRAISER

The Rotting Piñatas and RGV Music Scene are hosting a Hurricane Harvey benefit concert and barbecue fundraiser. One hundred percent of the proceeds and items donated will go to helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Bands scheduled to play include The All Nighters, Last Page, Mario Aleman, Bloodhounds, Patrick Lee, Rotting Piñatas, Cisco Kidd and Ten Ton Hammer. Donations sought include toiletries, school supplies, pet supplies and baby supplies.

WHEN 1 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Prim’s Place Live, 741 Main St., Alamo

16 DE SEPTIEMBRE CONCERT

Performances by Mariachi 7 Leguas and the Ballet Folkflorico from Matamoros “Ecensia Tamaholipeca.”

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Harlingen Municipal Auditorium, 1204 Fair Park Blvd., Harlingen

COST Free

RGV SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND

Some of the region’s premiere songwriters share the stage, swap songs, and reveal the stories behind their songs in an intimate listening room atmosphere. Joining host Alex Quantz this week are Benny Ybarra Music and Tina Van Music.

WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE The Prelude Songwriters Club, 113 E. Jackson Ave., Harlingen

COST 25 cents

K-POP EVENT FEATURING VIXX

Fans of K-POP come together to enjoy music by VIXX, crafts and Korean snacks.

WHEN Noon Saturday

WHERE Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Library, 434 S. Ohio St., Mercedes

DIEZ Y SEIS DE SEPTIEMBRE DINNER

Mariachi Xochipilli will perform.

WHEN 5:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Bourbon St. Grill, 4800 N. 10th St., McAllen

LIVE MUSIC

Hill Country Revival features country music.

WHEN 10 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Monster Car Wash, 2702 W. University Drive, Edinburg

5TH AT THE REESE COMEDY NIGHT

Mario “Superstar” Salazar will perform with opening acts Joshua Nieto and Mike Rao.

WHEN 8:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE 5th at The Reese, 202 S. 1st St., Harlingen

COST $20 plus tax at http://mariocomedy916.bpt.me/

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 ages 1 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

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

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

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

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

CANELO ALVAREZ VS. GENNADY GOLOVKIN

Ages 21 and older are invited to watch the match and select from a dinner menu.

WHEN 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Brick House, 10 S. 11th St., McAllen

COST $15 at the door and $10 in advance

CANELO ALVAREZ VS. GENNADY GOLOVKIN

Seating is limited.

WHEN 6 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Europa Cuisine & Entertainment, 5112 W. Expressway 83, McAllen

COST $35 per person

SUNDAY

ART RECEPTION

David Freeman’s casual regionalism art exhibition features 20 large format photographic portraits of Rio Grande Valley friends, students and acquaintances that embrace their everyday, casual personas. Meet the artist. The exhibit will be on display through Nov. 30.

WHEN 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday

WHERE McAllen Public Library, 4001 N. 23rd St., McAllen

COST Free

OKTOBERFEST BRUNCH

The buffet will feature brunch items with some special German dishes.

WHEN 11 a.m. Sunday

WHERE Roosevelt’s at 7, 821 N. Main St., McAllen

COST $20 per person

ANNIVERSARY EVENT

The establishment celebrates three years with specials and music by Ruben Saenz, Ram Danesse, Eddie Saenz and more.

WHEN 11 a.m. Sunday

WHERE The Quarter New Orleans Kitchen and Tap Room, 100 E. Nolana Ave., McAllen

OPEN MIC NIGHT

Sign up in advance by visiting www.prelude.net/openmic.

WHEN 8 p.m. Sunday

WHERE The Prelude Songwriters Club, 113 E. Jackson Ave., Harlingen

COST 25 cents

SUNDAY SPEAKER SERIES: HURRICANE BEULAH COMMEMORATION

A representative from the National Weather Service of Brownsville will discuss how this hurricane affected the Valley and our neighbors south of the border. The presentation, “Beulah, Then and Now: Is the Valley Ready in 2017?”, will explore how this region would withstand another hurricane like Beulah. Following the presentation, guests can watch a short film on Hurricane Beulah followed by an exclusive screening of staff interviews who remember the hurricane’s wrath.

WHEN 2 p.m. Sunday

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

LIVE MUSIC

Ghost Palace of Seattle will perform along with Palmleaf Skylines, Heavy Hugs, Ruben Farias and Tao.

WHEN 8 p.m. Sunday

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

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

NATURE CHALLENGE FAMILY FUN DAY

Enjoy a family fun day as nature centers in the area gather to celebrate the end of the RGV Family Nature Challenge. The event will include the tram, archery, door prizes and nature activities.

WHEN 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, 3325 Green Jay, Alamo

SUNSET MEDITATION

We all work more efficiently with a clear mind. This meditation program explores simple techniques to reduce stress and increase well-being.

WHEN 6:15 p.m. Sunday

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

COST $1