FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, March 2 – Sunday, March 4

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FRIDAY

ART WALK

The public is welcome to visit the Incubator, its tenants and enjoy the exhibitions on display.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE McAllen Creative Incubator, 601 N. Main St., McAllen

COST Free

VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

VSO: Spectacular Broadway and Much More is a reemergence of Broadway classics and the return of Asiya Korepanova performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. The piece will have Asiya’s hands playing at lightning speed.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

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

BUTTERFLY WALK

Join a ranger-led hike through the park noting these beautiful insects, some found nowhere else but in South Texas.

WHEN 1:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE Estero Llano Grande State Park, 3301 S. International Blvd. FM 1015, Weslaco

‘IN THE HEIGHTS’

Told with exuberant song and dance, this modern musical asks the question, “Would life be better if I left home?”

WHEN 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and

2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE UTRGV University Productions, 1201 W. University Drive, Edinburg

COST $15 general admission

FESTIBA COMMUNITY FESTIVAL 2018

The afternoon and evening features a list of family-friendly events including a variety of author presentations, book signings, musical performances, children’s activity tents, book displays, book distributions, local and international artists, and a variety of art and food vendors.

WHEN 6 p.m. Friday

WHERE Edinburg City Hall, 415 W. University Drive, Edinburg

SUNSET YOGA

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 5:30 p.m. Friday

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

COST $1 per person suggested donation

ACADEMY DR. SEUSS LITERACY NIGHT

Every station has a Dr. Seuss themed activity to create and take home. Guest author Alexa Yunes will reading her book, “All Our Colors Shine.”

WHEN 5:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE IDEA Tres Lagos, 5200 Tres Lagos Blvd., 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 your path. To date, 195 species of birds have been documented onsite. 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

VOLUNTEER DAYS

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

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Friday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán, 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

SATURDAY

RGV FIT 5K & MAYORS’ WALK FOR WELLNESS

The celebration of health and wellness will feature an event for all.

WHEN 8 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, 301 W. Railroad St., Weslaco

HAWK IDENTIFICATION TRAINING DAY

This will be a classroom focus on field identification of raptors in flight. To register, call Roy J. Rodriguez at (956) 584-9156.

WHEN 1 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Drive, Mission

THE HISTORY OF SPANISH MUSIC AND THE GUITAR

This will be a lecture and performance of Classical Guitar pieces from the Iberian Peninsula and beyond.

WHEN 2 p.m. Saturday

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

YOGA ON THE LAWN

This is an open, understanding environment.

WHEN 3 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Frontera Audubon, 1101 S. Texas Blvd., Weslaco

COST $8 per person

SWING STREET

Swing Street Big Band, a Las Vegas style show band, will be performing. Tickets are available at the door.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Aladdin Villas Property Owners Association, 501 Saturn St., Mission

KIDS SELF-DEFENSE SEMINAR

The martial arts event is open to the public.

WHEN 3 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Red Dragon Kajukenbo Institute, 319 W. Tom Landry St., Mission

COST Free

FESTIBA MARIACHI FESTIVAL

The FESTIBA 2018 Mariachi Festival Grand Concert will feature the winners of the Mariachi Middle School, High School and Vocal Competition, the UTRGV Mariachi Aztlán, and the internationally renowned Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, West University Drive, Edinburg

COST $20 general admission

CITRUS AT THE MARKET

The event will include citrus trees, fruit tasting, honey samples, citrus baked goods, monarch life cycles, Texas Master Naturalists, citrus disease prevention and more.

WHEN 10:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Mission Texas Farmers Market, 2421 S. Conway Ave., Mission

CELEBRATING DR. SEUSS’ BIRTHDAY

The event will include face painting, coloring activities and reading of Dr. Seuss’ books.

WHEN 2 p.m. Saturday

WHERE J’aime Les Livres, 1219 N. Main St., McAllen

WEEKLY MEDITATION FOR KIDS

The program will teach kids about the benefits and techniques that make it easy and fun for them to practice along with mom and dad.

WHEN 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Infinite Love, 2205 Cornerstone Blvd., Edinburg

GEOLOGY ROCKS

Explore the earth and the various components that form it, view various rocks and minerals up close, salts and geodes, even meteorites.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

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

KITTY YOGA

Join LPA PAWS and our feline residents for a morning of restorative yoga followed by light refreshments, all while helping raise funds for our feline friends.

WHEN 1:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE The Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center, 2451 N. U.S. Expressway 281, 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! To date, 195 species of birds have been documented onsite. Loaner binoculars are available free of charge.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

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

COST $1 per person suggested donation

‘SHADOWRUN: ANARCHY’ DEMO

This is a demonstration game to show new and experienced role players how “Shadowrun: Anarchy” runs. The player characters will be put through a number of scenes that will demonstrate combat, hacking, and magic in this innovative new system from Catalyst.

WHEN 1 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Myth Adventures, 5208 N 10th St., McAllen

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD WORKOUT

The event includes two laps around the lake and a stationary workout for ages 10 and older.

WHEN 5 p.m. Saturday

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

COST $10

LEARN TO GEOCACHE

Geocaching is a new-age scavenger hunt. 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.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

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

COST $1 per person suggested donation

NATURE TOTS

Children have free time to explore the various interactive stations and associate with other tots their age.

WHEN 9:30 a.m. Saturday

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

YOGA UNDER THE OAKS

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 10 a.m. Saturday

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

COST $1 per person suggested donation

M.A.T.H. HOMIES FEST

M.A.T.H. (Mainly All Texas Homies) Rock focuses on unifying the vast Texas Experimental/Math-Rock scene one “Homie” at a time. For the night we will “Unify” not just to celebrate our growth but to celebrate all the “Homies” that have been made along the way.

WHEN 7:30 p.m. Saturday

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

HAWK-WATCHING IN THE VALLEY

This program will introduce you to hawk-watching in the Valley, covering identification tips, where to find raptors, and cool raptor facts. Plus, go on a guided bird walk with Urban Ecologist, John Brush, with the goal of seeing a bird of prey in the wild.

WHEN 3 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán, 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

COST $5 admission

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 a.m. Saturday

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

SONGBIRD STROLL

An expert birder leads a one-hour bird walk for all skill levels.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán, 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

COST $3 admission

SUNDAY

SUNSET MEDITATION

The program explores 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

BARBACOA Y BIG RED BRUNCH

The menu includes barbacoa tacos, papas a la Mexicana, brisket sliders and more, including the concha ice cream sandwich.

WHEN 11 a.m. Sunday

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

FRENCH CINEMA

This month’s film is “Sans Dessein (Lost Cause).” Free popcorn and pastries will be available. The event is presented by The French Club of the Rio Grande Valley and sponsored by The Historic Cine El Rey Theatre Foundation.

WHEN 1 p.m. Sunday

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

COST Free

ART LEAGUE OF LLANO GRANDE RESORT AND COUNTRY CLUB

The event will include an art show and sale as well as snacks.

WHEN 1 p.m. Sunday

WHERE Llano Grande Resort and Country Club, 379 Golf Course Road, Mercedes

AIRE BARCELONA TRUNK SHOW

Wedding dresses will be available.

WHEN 10 a.m. Sunday

WHERE Sposa Mia Couture, 912 N. 10th St., McAleln

STAR WARS DESTINY COG

Fans of Star Wars and table top gaming are encouraged.

WHEN 4:30 p.m. Sunday

WHERE Kaboom Comics, 3525 N. 10th St., McAllen

AR SOCIALES WEDDING AND QUINCEAÑERA EXPO

A shopping extravaganza.

WHEN Noon Sunday

WHERE Pharr Events Center, 3000 N. Cage Blvd., Pharr

MINDFUL MOVIE SERIES

This month’s film is the documentary film “Heal,” which takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that by changing one’s perceptions, the human body can heal itself. Find the trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5Hpm-6Inxc.

WHEN 4 p.m. Sunday

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

CREME DE LA CREME WEDDING EXTRAVAGANZA

The event will feature a tour of the facility and wedding professionals. A free weekend stay will be raffled.

WHEN Noon Sunday

WHERE Cambria McAllen Convention Center, 701 S. Ware Road, McAllen

COST Free