FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday Sept. 29 – Sunday, Oct. 1

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J. BALVIN IN CONCERT

The Colombia-born reggaeton singer will perform live as part of his Energía Tour.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE State Farm Arena,

COST Tickets start at $55 at ticketmaster.com

PARENTS NIGHT OUT

Jump Up for Fun will host a Parents Night Out for potty-trained children ages 1 to 15. The event will include music, dinner, jumping time, a balloon drop, bubble blast, movie time, games and snacks.

WHEN 6 p.m.

WHERE Jump Up for Fun, 400 W. Nolana Ave. K, McAllen

COST $15; $20 to stay until 10 p.m.

ARZALEZ

The Spanish rock artist will perform live.

WHEN 10 p.m. Friday

WHERE Infusions, 701 N. Main St., McAllen

RICK REYNA BAND

The six-member country music band will perform.

WHEN 9:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE Hillbilly’s, 6000 N. 10th St., McAllen

DANCE

Trophy Gardens RV Park will host a dance with Diego.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE Trophy Gardens RV Park, 800 TX-495, Alamo

COST $6

TOLUCA RANCH HAUNTED HOUSE OPENS

The “slaughter house” opens its doors for the first night of the season, which runs through Halloween. All proceeds go to RGV Helping Hands, a non-profit organization that helps people from the Rio Grande Valley with home restoration.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE Toluca Ranch, CR-1702, Weslaco

COST $20 plus tax; tickets available at tolucaranch.com

ALPHA SYNDROME

The heavy metal band from San Antonio will perform live.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

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

COST $5 cover

WILD WEST BEER FEST

Western attire is encouraged for the event for ages 21 and older, which will include beer sampling, a michelada contest, a mechanical bull and activities.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE Rio Brewing Company, 108 N. Garza St., Rio Grande City

YOUNG ADULT PIZZA NIGHT

Palm Valley Church will host a casual gathering for young adults in its West end.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE Palm Valley Church, 1720 E. Griffin Parkway, Mission

COST Free, but RSVP at http://goo.gl/CUUjYN

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

ESPINOZA PAZ AND SOLIDO

Mexican Regional acts Espinoza Paz and Grupo Solido will perform in concert.

WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Aragón Music Hall, 1300 W. Nolana Ave., McAllen

COST Tickets available by calling (956) 250-6137 or (956) 782-8500

ART AT THE MARKET

The McAllen Farmers Market is known for the beautiful organic vegetables/fruits from our local small farmers, but it is also a place where artist can make their creative works available to the community. Local artists are showcased through this event. Meet the artists, learn about their process and view creations for purchase.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

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

MOZART MOMMY & ME CONCERT

The family-friendly outdoor concert will feature a musical instrument petting zoo and classical music.

WHEN 5:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán, 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

STX WING FEST

The inagural event will feature family fun and lots of eats. Someone will be crowned The Wing King.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

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

COST $5 day passes availiable at stxwingfest.com or http://www.topboxtickets.com/stx-wingfest-2017/

RGV NINJA WARRIOR COMPETITION

The competition is for children ages 6 to 12 and competitors get to run two courses. Registration for competitors is available by visiting https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/event/axioswarrioracademy?k_class=46344&k_class_tab=5356. Registration for spectators is available by visiting https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/event/axioswarrioracademy?k_class=46348&k_class_tab=4722.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE AXIOS Warrior Academy, 5500 Old 107 Road, Mission

COST $35 to participate, $2.50 to watch

LITTLE CHEF’S ACADEMY

Children will have a chance to create an edible craft as well as learn recipes.

WHEN 9 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Chick-fil-A, 2709 W. Nolana Ave., McAllen

STORYTIME LIVE!

Read a story together with a special visit from Curious George.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Kiddie Academy of Mission, 1814 E. Griffin Parkway, Mission

COST Free, but register at http://kastorytime.com/registration.php?enrollmentId=133&utm_source=fb&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=stl2017&utm_content=eventpage

RGV SONGWRITERS IN THE RGV

During our Saturday Songwriters in the Round performances, some of our region’s premiere songwriters share the stage, swap songs, and reveal the stories behind their songs in an intimate listening room atmosphere. Joining host Rachel Corsi this week are Pamela Oliver Muñoz and Tina Van Music.

WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday

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

COST 25 cents

RGVFC TOROS VS SWOPE PARK RANGERS

The Toros will play their final regular-season home game.

WHEN 6 p.m. Saturday

WHERE H-E-B Park, 1616 S. Raul Longoria Road, Edinburg

COST Tickets start at $5 and are available at bit.ly/2sVvPxa

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

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

SATURDAY EVENING CHILDREN’S MEDITATION

Children ages 5 years and older will watch a positive video and practice the basics of yoga and meditation. A parent or caretaker must accompany their child.

WHEN 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Infinite Love, 2205 Cornerstone Blvd., Edinburg

COST Free

SONGBIRD STROLL

Join an expert birder on a one-hour walk for all skill levels.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán World Birding Center,

600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

MISSION LONGHORNS TRY-OUT

Mission Longhorns is a semi-professional, eight-man arena style football team seeking players. Applicants 18 and older by December are welcome. Wear shorts and cleats.

WHEN 6 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Nelle Tolle Park, 1156 Adams St., Mission

PRE-HALLOWEEN ROCKABILLY HOOTENANNY

The Moonlight on 10th will host a 21-and-older charity rockabilly event featuring a swing dance class, food trucks, car show, raffles, music and more.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE 5524 N. 10th St., McAllen

SUNDAY

ST. MARK UMC PUMPKIN PATCH

The annual opening of the Pumpkin Patch is celebrated today. The patch remains open through Oct. 31.

WHEN 1 p.m. Sunday

WHERE St. Mark United Methodist Church, 301 Pecan Blvd., McAllen

FRENCH CINEMA

The first Sunday of the month is French Cinema day at Cine El Rey. The double-feature will include “La Planete Sauvage” and “Fantastic Planet.” The event includes free admission, popcorn and pastries presented by The French Club of the Rio Grande Valley.

WHEN 1 p.m. Sunday

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

COST Free

‘MONSTER SQUAD’ ON THE BIG SCREEN

CineSol Film Festival and Cine El Rey present the 1987 horror comedy film “Monster Squad.” Bring your snacks, but no outside drinks.

WHEN 8 p.m. Sunday

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

COST Free

BARBACOA, BIG RED AND LOS COWBOYS

The brunch menu includes barbacoa tacos, torta sucia, menudo, migas and more. The Dallas Cowboys vs. Rams game will be on.

WHEN 11 a.m. Sunday

WHERE Suerte Bar & Grill, 301 S. 17th St., McAllen

PADDLE AND PEDAL TOWN LAKE

Bring the family and pedal boat, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard on Town Lake (pictured below). 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

OPEN MIC NIGHT

To learn more or sign up in advance, visit www.theprelude.net/openmic or call (956) 335-5173.

WHEN 8 p.m. Sunday

WHERE The Prelude Songwriter’s Club, 113 E. Jackson St., Harlingen

COST 25 cents

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

CELEBRATION OF DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

Student art will be on display.

WHEN Sunday

WHERE Weslaco Museum, 500 S. Texas Blvd., Weslaco