FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Jan. 19 – Sunday, Jan. 21

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

JOHN MILTON

The hypnotist will appear live.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE McAllen Performing Arts Center, 801 Convention Center Blvd., McAllen

COST Tickets start at $25 at ticketmaster.com

LIVE ROCK MUSIC

Desiring Dead Flesh from Bay City, Michigan, returns with Signalman, Blood Skid, Cat-ion and Royal Angst.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

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

LIVE VARIETY MUSIC

Radio on Repeat will perform covers of Metallica, Flock of Seagulls, Incubus and Mana and more.

WHEN 10 p.m. Friday

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

STREET FIGHTER V: ARCADE EDITION

This contest is a best of three double elimination. PS4 pads will be provided and competitors may use their own fight sticks.

WHEN 6 p.m. Friday

WHERE Limited Editions, 137 W. Nolana Ave., McAllen

WHISKEY TASTING BATTLE

Jameson Irish Whiskey Caskmates IPA will go up against The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve. The event offers complimentary samples with no cover or reservations required.

WHEN 6:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE Bob’s Steak & Chop House, 613 E. Trenton Road, McAllen

MARIACHI AZTLAN IN CONCERT

The group will perform as part of the special event series.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, University Drive, Edinburg

COST $10 general admission

CUBES AND PIECES ART EXHIBIT

Lupe Hernandez includes broken imagery in his artwork, amplified by gradient shades of grey, umber and other brilliant

WHEN 6 p.m. Friday

WHERE Galeria 409 Art Gallery, 409 E. 13th St., Brownsville

ANTIQUE SHOW AND SALE

Wide selection of antique furniture, linens, accessories, glassware and many other items. Lunch items available.

WHEN 10 a.m. Friday

WHERE Casa de Amistad, 1204 Fair Park Blvd., Harlingen

BIRD AND NATURE WALK

Join a staff naturalist for a 1/2 mile walk to explore birds, butterflies, plants, and whatever else happens to cross our path! Loaner binoculars are available free of charge. No experience necessary.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Friday

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

QUARTERLY TPWD RED-CROWNED

Why count these parrots? Their number in Mexico is dwindling and the Valley’s population is becoming more important to their future. In the City of Harlingen, there is an ordinance to protect parrots and their nests.

WHEN 4:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE Arroyo Colorado Audubon Society, 1001 S. Loop 499, Harlingen

SUNSET YOGA

The yoga program is designed to provide every person with the tools to become healthier physically, mentally, and emotionally.

WHEN 5:15 p.m. Friday

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

COST $1 suggested donation

LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC

Jim Brown and the boys are headed to Texas for a special showcase performance.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE Mustang Lounge Night Club, 3610 E. Expressway 83, Weslaco

LIVE TECHNO MUSIC

Music by TekNoiR, NeXuS, Catharsis and J-ME.

WHEN 10 p.m. Friday

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

LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC

Southern Ashes will perform.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

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

WRESTLING REVOLUTION

The card features a WR South Texas Championship Match pitting Ray Knyte vs. current champion Kon Hawk.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

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

‘PETER PAN’ BALLET

Palm Valley Gymnastics & Dance presents “Peter Pan.”

WHEN 7 p.m.

WHERE 3204 Wilson Road, Harlingen

‘THE OLD LADY’s GUIDE TO SURVIVAL’

The play examines two women’s struggle to cope with diminished capacity.

WHEN 7:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE Harlingen Community Theatre, 1209 Fair Park Blvd., Harlingen

DEAF CHAT

Practice sign language skills.

WHEN 6:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE Starbucks, 3904 N. McColl Road, McAllen

SUNNY SWEENEY IN CONCERT

The country singer will perform live.

WHEN 10 p.m. Friday

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

COST Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com

GARY HOBBS IN CONCERT

The tejano singer will perform live.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE The Yacht Club, 400 W. Nolana Ave., McAllen

COST Ticket information at bandsintown.com

‘SHRUB’ PREMEIRE

Rio Grande Valley native Mark Hernandez presents his latest film. The event will offer a question-and-answer session with the cast and crew following the movie.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Border Theater, 905 N. Conway Ave., Mission

COST $5 per person

PARK YOGA & SMOOTHIES

The yoga class is a 60-minute session with Bianca Scalise at Bill Schupp Park followed by a smoothie at The Healing Factory Juice & Co.

WHEN 10:45 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Bill Schupp Park, 1300 Zinnia Ave., McAllen

COST $10 per person

RGV NINJA WARRIOR COMPETITION

The course will feature some of the most iconic obstacles from the NBC show “American Ninja Warrior.” Age divisions are available for children ages 6 and up.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE AXIOS Warrior Academy, 5500 Old 107 Road, Mission

COST $55 per person at wellnessliving.com

SONGBIRD STROLL

Join our expert birder on a one hour bird walk for all skill levels! Binoculars will be provided.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Friday

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

COST $3 admission fee

SATURDAY

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.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

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

COST $1 donation

DHR HEALTH COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR

The 12th annual DHR Community Health Fair will provide educational and informational health services, free cholesterol screenings, vision tests, glucose checks, and blood pressure screenings.

WHEN 8 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Edinburg Conference Center At Renaissance Hospital, 118 Paseo Del Prado, Edinburg

COST Free

MUSTANGS MARCH AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

The free 3K/5K run/walk will be preceded by education speakers to raise awareness on human trafficking.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Alfredo Hernandez Stadium, McAllen

NATURE TOTS

The program is a nature play program designed specifically for ages 1 to 3. Tots will have fun playing in the water mist, discovering the sand and sieves, and hearing fun stories in the story tent.

WHEN 9:30 a.m. Saturday

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

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD WORKOUT

The 30-minute workout includes about two laps around the lake, with a stationary workout in between. Ages 10 and up only.

WHEN 5 p.m. Saturday

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

COST $10

LITTLE PAWS STORY TIME

Designed for ages 3 to 8, this program will keep a child engaged through stories, activities, crafts, and animal interactions.

WHEN 10:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE The Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center, 2451 N. U.S. Expressway 83, Edinburg

COST $5 per family

BIRD & NATURE HIKE

Increase your fitness and knowledge as you accompany an experienced guide looking for the many birds that inhabit our 1,200-acre park.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Resaca de la Palma State Park, Brownsville

COST $4 per person, free for children ages 12 and under

VOLUNTEER DAYS

Volunteer opportunities include assisting with planting, ground maintenance, weed removal, bird feeding, plant removal, and more.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

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

LEARN TO GEOCACHE

All you need is a smartphone (and to download the app) in order to find geocaches around the RGV, around the country, and around the world! The device will take you close to the cache, but then it’s searching with the eyes from there!

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

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

COST $1 donation

PADDLE, PEDAL & FISH 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 Noon Saturday

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

COST Starting at $10

SUNDAY

WEDDING FAIR

More than 130 of the Rio Grande Valley’s top wedding professionals will be there to help couples have the wedding of their dreams. The event will feature Fashion Shows, food and cake sampling, photographers, venues, DJs, flowers, door prizes, money saving offers and more.

WHEN Noon Sunday

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

COST $12 per person

MISSION COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR

Be one of the first 500 people to receive free blood tests from Mission Regional Medical Center, as well as other important wellness screenings.

WHEN 7:30 a.m. Sunday

WHERE Sharyland High School, 1216 N. Shary Road, Mission

3-D FUN SHOOT FUNDRAISER

Senior, women and youth categories will be available.

WHEN 9 a.m. Sunday

WHERE Mission Skeet and Trap Club, 1306 S. Conway Ave., Mission

SUNSET MEDITATION

In this meditation program we will explore simple techniques to reduce stress and increase well-being. Bring a yoga mat if desired.

WHEN 5 p.m. Sunday

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

COST $1 donation

THE BIGGIE BRUNCH

DJ Rey Aguilar will play the best of The Notorious B.I.G. with a themed drink and food menu and more.

WHEN Noon Sunday

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

NATIONAL HUG DAY EVENT

Help lift spirits by spreading hugs.

WHEN 10 a.m. Sunday

WHERE RGV Queens, 20445 Mile 6 W, Edinburg