FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Feb. 16 – Sunday, Feb. 18

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Submit your information to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.

FRIDAY

VINYL FUNK & SOUL NITE

The all-vinyl set will feature DJ Hakeem Phoenix.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

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

COST Free

‘LEGALLY BLONDE JR.’

Our Lady of Sorrows presents the stage production. Tickets are available at the school.

WHEN 7:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE The Edinburg Auditorium, 415 W. University Drive

STARLIGHT QUARTET LIVE

Live music.

WHEN 8:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE The Patio on Guerra, 116 S. 17th St., McAllen

PETSMART ADOPTION WEEKEND

The Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center, Palm Valley Animal Center AND PVAC Foster Program will be on site with furbabies available for adoption.

WHEN 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

WHERE PetSmart, 7600 N. 10th St., McAllen

‘FORTNITE’ AND ‘CLASH ROYALE’ TOURNAMENTS

First-ever tournaments.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE Critical Hit Arcade, 111 N. 7th St., Alamo

COST $5 per person

BALLET FOLKLORICO — ALEGRIA 2018

The nationally and internationally recognized UTRGV Ballet Folklórico presents vibrant concerts featuring the color, drama and excitement of Mexico’s folkloric dance art.

WHEN 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE UTRGV Performing Arts Complex

COST $15 general admission, $10 for seniors and students with ID, $5 per child

GRUPO ACHE DE BARRIO

The performance will feature salsa and bachata dancing.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE Embassy Suites McAllen Convention Center, 800 Convention Center Blvd.

GUIDED BIRD WALKS

Grab your binoculars or check out a pair at our visitors center and discover the magic of migration that flies through Santa Ana NWR.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Friday

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

HISTORY OF QUINTA

Tour one of the largest adobe homes in the state of Texas, hear the colorful tales of the families that lived at the home before the city of McAllen opened it in 2006 as a mansion with a mission.

WHEN 10 a.m. Friday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán World Birding Center,

600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

SUNSET YOGA

Our yoga program is designed to provide every person with the tools to become healthier physically, mentally, and emotionally. You do not have to be flexible or fit to do yoga, only have a willingness to grow.

WHEN 5:30 p.m. Friday

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

COST $1 per person suggested donation

PRESCHOOL YOGA

Yoga for kids is for children ages 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

VOLUNTEER DAYS

Volunteer opportunities include assisting with planting, ground maintenance, weed removal, bird feeding, plant removal, and more. If you’re planning to volunteer we ask for you to wear breathable clothing, long pants, and closed toed shoes.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Friday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán World Birding Center,

600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

BART CROW

The Texas country artist will perform live.

WHEN 10 p.m. Friday

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

COST Tickets start at $15 at www.eventbrite.com

OPENING DAY OF UTRGV BASEBALL

The first 250 fans will receive keychains.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE UTRGV Baseball Stadium, Edinburg

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. Friday

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

COST $1 per person suggested donation

GLITZY GLAM UNICORN PAINTING WORKSHOP

This event, for ages 3 to 11 year olds, is all about the unicorns. Supplies, snacks and beverages will be provided.

WHEN 6:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE Glitzy Glam Tea Party Boutique, 121 S. Commerce St., Harlingen

SATURDAY

BRAVE THE SHAVE FOR KIDS WITH CANCER

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance joins St. Baldrick’s Foundation for the 10th annual head-shaving event.

WHEN 1 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance

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 the path. Loaner binoculars are available free of charge.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

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

ROLLER DERBY SEASON OPENER

The RGV Bandidas take on Monterrey Roller Derby.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Hot Skating Roller Rink, 1320 N. 28th St., Harlingen

THE HOMETOWN BOYS

The tejano group will be joined by Epi Martinez and friends.

WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday

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

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT

Join for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s 21st Great Backyard Bird Count. Participants will go on a guided walk in search of backyard birds, and then get a brief exploration into eBird, a powerful (and fun) citizen science program.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán World Birding Center,

600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

A HIKE AT SAL DEL REY

La Sal del Rey is one of the RGV’s hidden gems of south Texan sub-tropical beauty and covers a massive expanse of hikeable land. Call for information.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Alpha Fit, 100 Mon Mack Road, Edinburg

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 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

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

COST $10 and up for rentals

COOKING IN SEASON

Chef Chris Dickens, executive chef at Europa Cuisine & Entertainment will be giving a live cooking demonstration using ingredients found at the McAllen Farmers Market.

WHEN 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday

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

LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL

Celebrate the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dog with a fun-filled day of cultural activities at IMAS. Visitors of all ages will be able to enjoy a number of traditional activities and customs that are celebrated throughout Asia during the Lunar New Year.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

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

COST Regular admission

OPEN MIC NIGHT

Show your talent, collaborate with others and enjoy live performances.

WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday

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

LIVE MUSIC

Waxahatchee (Merge Records) makes her McAllen debut on the main stage. Los Angeles’s Night Shop and the RGV’s Jesika will be opening this show.

WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday

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

GUIDED BIRD WALKS

Grab your binoculars or check out a pair at our visitors center and discover the magic of migration that flies through Santa Ana NWR.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

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

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. In the event of rain, the program will be canceled.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

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

COST $1 suggested donation

LITTLE PAWS STORY TIME

Do you have little ones who loves animals? Story time is a great way to interact with PAWS.

WHEN 10:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE The Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center, 2451 N. U.S. Expressway 281, Edinburg

COST $5 per person

PHOTO ADVENTURES

Go on a photography scavenger hunt throughout the gardens! Cameras will be provided, but families are encouraged to bring their own.

WHEN 9:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center, 714 S. Raul Longoria Road, Edinburg

COST Price of admission

VOLUNTEER DAYS

Volunteer opportunities include assisting with planting, ground maintenance, weed removal, bird feeding, plant removal, and more. If you’re planning to volunteer we ask for you to wear breathable clothing, long pants, and closed-toed shoes.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

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

YOGA UNDER THE OAKS

Personalized instruction and custom poses to work for any body type and skill level. Yoga will support you in your journey to greater calm and joy in all that you do.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

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

COST $1 per person suggested donation

WINTER TEXAN APPRECIATION DAY

Food, fun and activities.

WHEN 9 a.m. Saturday

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

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

SUNSET NATURE WALK

Join a staff member for a fun, one-hour walk exploring nature on our trails! Wear weather appropriate clothing, close-toed shoes, and a bottle of water.

WHEN 5:30 p.m. Saturday

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

WORLD BIRDING CENTER BIRD WALK

All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Estero Llano Grande State Park, 154A Lakeview Drive, Weslaco

SUNDAY

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 5:30 p.m. Sunday

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

COST $1 suggested donation

MELBA’S DANCE PERFORMANCE 2018

Melba’s Dance school celebrates its 60th year of dance in McAllen with a performance. Act I will feature the classical ballet, “The Sleeping Beauty” and Act II is a variety of tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theater and folklorico.

WHEN 2 p.m. Sunday

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

MUSIC CLASSES

G-TUNES is a music department of the Overcomers Academy that will be teaching, inspiring and fellowshipping with all new musicians who either know an instrument or are interested in learning one.

WHEN 6 p.m. Sunday

WHERE Overcomers Academy, 9302 W. Expressway 83, Harlingen

OPEN MIC NIGHT

Billed as a welcoming atmosphere for first-timers, many regular performers got their start at Open Mic Night.

WHEN 8 p.m. Sunday

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