FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Jan. 26 – Sunday, Jan. 28

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

SAYMYNAME

The artist will perform live.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE Marroko Live, 1100 Austin Ave., McAllen

COST Tickets are available at www.globalgrooveevents.com

SHADOWS OF WISDOM ART EXHIBITION

The event will feature local artist Adam Chapa and live music by Josh Elias. An artisan square market will also be offered.

WHEN 6 p.m. Friday

WHERE Platform 204,

119 W. Van Buren, Harlingen

SIP ’N SHOP

The event will include drinks, snacks and shopping.

WHEN 5 p.m. Friday

WHERE Imani Imani Boutique, 7001 N. 10th St., McAllen

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

COST $1 suggested donation

McALLEN INTERNATIONAL CARFEST

More than 300 vehicles will be on display inside the Convention Facilities and on the adjacent parking lot. The show will feature more than 60 different categories of vehicles ranging from classic and antique to muscle cars, hot rods and race cars to modern and concept vehicles.

WHEN 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday

WHERE McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd.

COST Children 12 and under are free, ages 13 to 18 and senior citizens are $12 and adults are $15

MARTY HAGGARD

The artist will present “A Tribute to My Dad, Merle Haggard” live in concert.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE Tip O’ Texas RV Resort, 101 E. Sioux Road, Pharr

MOVIE NIGHT

Kool Kids Academy presents “Coco.” Popcorn, pickle and drinks will be provided. Additional snacks will be available for purchase.

WHEN 6 p.m. Friday

WHERE 8463 E. Highway 107, Suite A, Edinburg

COST $5 per child

SUNSET YOGA

You do not have to be flexible or fit to do yoga, only have a willingness to grow! We provide personalized instruction and custom poses to work for any body type and skill level.

WHEN 5 p.m. Friday

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

COST $1 suggested donation

PRESCHOOL YOGA

Yoga for kids 3.5 to 5 years old. Kids go through an adventure weekly exploring yoga through games, teaching poses, balance, mindfulness and relaxation.

WHEN 6 p.m. Friday

WHERE YogaPlay, 605 E. Violet Ave., McAllen

DREAM BOARD PARTY

Kiovanna from Corazon Yoga Studio will be speaking to us about achieving our goals. We will be creating vision boards. Vision board, crafts, and appetizers are included with registration. Please bring a magazine to share with the group.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE Celestial Room, 1018 Beech Ave., McAllen

LINDA STAIR AT ART NIGHT

Linda Stair creates inspiring works in pastel and oil, and is one of Harlingen’s most admired artists.

WHEN 6 p.m. Friday

WHERE D’Arte Centre Gallery, 115 E. Jackson St., Harlingen

SATURDAY

BOOTS, BBQ & BEER

The sisters of Beta Sigma Phi will host the event to benefit the local Make-A-Wish Christmas Party. The ticket cost includes a barbecue dinner, taquitos, desserts, drinks, entertainment, dancing, a silent auction, photo booth and bucket raffles.

WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Las Palmas Race Park, 9809 N. Taylor Road, Mission

COST $30 per person

MOVIES AT THE PARK

“Boss Baby” will be showing.

WHEN 6:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Jones Box Park,

COST Free

‘HANK AND MY HONKY TONK HEROES’

The show stars Jason Petty as Hank Williams.

WHEN 7:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Harlingen Municipal Auditorium

COST Tickets available at harlingenconcert.com

UNITED COLLECTORS EXPO

The family-friendly event will feature vendors, artists and cosplayers from across the Rio Grande Valley.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Edinburg Activity Center, 123 E. Palm Drive, Edinburg

COST $2 admission per person, free for children 12 and under

SONGBIRD STROLL

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

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

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

COST $3 admission fee

ROY SOLIS

The country singer will perform live.

WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday

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

VALLEY WINTERFEST

Featured entertainment includes Strengthen What Remains, Heavens Die, Insolent, Reinforce, Worst Behavior and Switchblade. Riff Valley vegan tacos will also be available for purchase.

WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday

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

SOUTH TEXAS LITERACY SYMPOSIUM

South Texas Literacy Coalition and Literacy Texas host this event focused on building the professional skills and knowledge of adult literacy providers and volunteers.

WHEN 8 a.m. Saturday

WHERE UTRGV Edinburg

COST Free

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.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

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

COST $1 suggested donation

ZUMBA AT THE PARK

Funds raised are to provide park equipment for Children of all Abilities. Dress up as your favorite Super Hero and dance for a great cause.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Doolittle Park, Edinburg

COST $10 for adults, children free

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

JUNIOR GIRLS SCOUTS: ANIMAL HABITATS

Test your observation skills as you observe our animals. Create your own book featuring animals native to our region during a nature walk. Build a bird’s nest and more! This workshop meets steps 1 and 4.

WHEN 2 p.m. Saturday

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

VOLUNTEER DAYS

Volunteer opportunities include assisting with planting, ground maintenance, weed removal, bird feeding, plant removal, and more. Participants will also have the chance to learn about the various local plants and wildlife that reside in the Rio Grande Valley.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

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

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD WORKOUT

A 30 minute SUP workout for ages 10 and up only.

WHEN 5 p.m. Saturday

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

COST $10

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.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

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

DOWNTOWN HARLINGEN WALKING TOUR

Learn about Harlingen’s history and nicknames.

WHEN 9 a.m. Saturday

WHERE J&B’s Cafe, 204 E. Jackson Ave., Harlingen

COST Free

LOS FRESNOS ARTISAN MARKET

WHEN 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Los Fresnos Memorial Park

NATURE TOTS

This program is a nature play program designed specifically for the youngest visitors — ages 1 to 3. Tots will have fun playing in the water mist, discovering the sand & 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

CALLIGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS

The word calligraphy comes from two Greek words stuck together, kallos, meaning “beauty,” and graphein, meaning “to write” — literally “beautiful writing.”

WHEN 9 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Upper Valley Art League, 921 E. 12th St., Mission

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 $10 and up, depending on rental

SUNDAY

COIN AND COLLECTIBLES WINTER SHOW

Learn what coin collecting is all about.

WHEN 9 a.m. Sunday

WHERE Nomad Shrine Club, 1044 W. Nolana Loop, Pharr

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 suggested 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 Sunday

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

COST $10 and up, depending on rental

STUDIO SUNDAY: PRINTMAKING

Dive into the world of fine art during this one-hour workshop, perfect for learners of all ages and skill levels! RSVP by calling (956) 681-2800.

WHEN 2 p.m. Sunday

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

COST $2 per participant plus admission fee

THE ROYAL RUMBLE

Watch WWE’s annual event during a viewing party. Free popcorn will be available, or bring your own snacks.

WHEN 6 p.m.

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

COST Free

SUNDAY SPEAKER SERIES

This carefully documented account of the Brownsville Raid of 1906 supplied the facts in the case that enabled Dr. Joseph Chance to construct a scenario that not only ensured the innocence of the black troops but to point the finger of guilt at other parties.

WHEN 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday

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