Festiva Events — Friday, March 9 – Sunday, March 11

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FRIDAY

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. You do not have to be flexible or fit to do yoga.

WHEN 5:30 p.m. Friday

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

COST $1 per person suggested donation

HISTORY OF QUINTA

Tour one of the largest adobe homes in the state of Texas and hear the colorful tales of the families that lived at the home.

WHEN 10 a.m. Friday

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

MAGIC TREE HOUSE BOOK CLUB

This book club for homeschooled children ages 6 to 11 will include monthly lessons, book discussion, and fun activities. This installation will discuss “Dinosaurs Before Dark.”

WHEN 11 a.m. Friday

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

MISD YOUNG AT ART

The exhibition, celebrating National Youth Art Month, which emphasizes the value of art education for all children, includes almost 200 works on paper and sculpture from McAllen ISD students from kindergarten through 12th grade in the professional setting of IMAS.

WHEN 9 a.m. Friday

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

TRAM TOURS

Take a nature tram tour around Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.

WHEN 9:30 a.m. Friday

WHERE 3325 Green Jay Ave., Alamo

COST $5 per vehicle

IN THE ROUND

Singer-songwriters Nick Nace, Chris Moyse and Eddie Saenz will share the stage.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

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

PGC FIGHT NIGHT

Compete against the best fighters in the Rio Grande Valley in the biggest fighting games.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

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

FRIDAY NIGHT

DANCE PARTY

DJ Robert Ceballos will provide the music.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE Austin Street BAR, 1110 Austin Ave., McAllen

LIVE MUSIC

The evening will feature AZÚCAR.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

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

NIGHTMRE

American EDM DJ will perform live as part of Spring Break at SPI with several opening acts.

WHEN 8 p.m.

WHERE Clayton’s Beach Bar & Event Venue, 6900 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island

COST Tickets start at $10 at eventbrite.com

SATURDAY

LET’S GET METAPHYSICAL: BOOK STUDY CLUB

The book study club helps foster learning and discussion with an open mind.

WHEN 11 a.m. Saturday

WHERE RGV Music Therapy and Wellness Center, 309 Progress St., Mercedes

CONNECTING WITH CRAFTERS

Vendors will offer hair bows, homemade beauty products, jewelry, home decor and more.

WHEN 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

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

SABROSONICO VOL. 2

The evening will offer underground ritmos, selected by monthly curator Love & Magick.

WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Yerberia Cultura, 613 S. 17th 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 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

COST $1 per person suggested donation

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD

The 30-minute workout takes two laps around the lake with stationary workouts in between. For ages 10 and older.

WHEN 5 p.m. Saturday

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

COST $10, includes paddleboard, paddle and a lifejacket

YOGA UNDER THE OAKS

With personalized instruction and custom poses to work for any body type and skill level, yoga can 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

DISCOVERY DAY — SURVIVOR SKILL

Enjoy some of the challenges of surviving in the wild, as early cultures that lived in this region. Make rope from agave, learn to start a fire from scratch, and learn how to set animal traps.

WHEN 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán World Birding Center,

600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

COST $3 admission

OPEN MIC NIGHT

Share talent, collaborate and enjoy live performances.

WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday

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

SONGBIRD STROLL

Join an expert birder on a one-hour walk for all skill levels. Binoculars will be provided.

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán World Birding Center,

600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

COST $3 admission

FIBER ARTS UNLIMITED EXHIBITION

The evening will include art, artists and refreshments.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

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

A TOUCH OF IRISH AND OTHER WORKS

Exciting new choreography and traditional dances from Ireland will be presented, plus the debut of new contemporary works

WHEN 1:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Edinburg Dance Theatre, 2750 Hedfeld Drive, Edinburg

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 per person suggested donation

ZUMBA IN THE PARK

An hour of music and exercise.

WHEN 9 a.m. Saturday

WHERE McKelvey Park, 1325 S. 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen

’80s THEMED BLUE RIBBON 5K RUN/WALK

Part of the funds raised will go to helping people learn about what can be done to prevent diabetes through changing daily habits and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

WHEN 7 a.m. Saturday

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

WEEKLY MEDITATION FOR KIDS

Research has shown that children who meditate have better focus, perform better in school and have a better behavioral disposition.

WHEN 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Infinite Love, 2205 Cornerstone Blvd., Edinburg

COST Free

ACRYLIC POUR TECHNIQUES

Experience the freedom and frustrations of a poured acrylic painting — the spontaneous color mixing and the surprise of how your paints work together to create outstanding results.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

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

COST $30 with all materials provided

SHOW AND SHINE

Hub City Hot Rods and Texas Tops host a Swap Meet and Show & Shine.

WHEN 8 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Texas Tops Truck Accessories, 810 E. Highway 83, McAllen

CH SATURDAY COMBAT

Bring your controllers for a day of “Injustice 2,” “Killer Instinct” and “SFV.”

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

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

CREATING MEMORABLE MEMOIRS

Author and former The Valley Business Report editor Eileen Mateii will conduct a workshop to help authors write memorable memoirs.

WHEN 1:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Harlingen Public LIbrary, 410 ‘76 Drive, Harlingen

SUNDAY

IVE CRAWFISH BOIL

WHEN 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE Brick House, 10 S. 11th St., McAllen

COST $5 a pound or $25 all you can eat

ARBiTRARY DREAMS BY BRIANA GARZA

Art show.

WHEN 7 a.m. Sunday

WHERE Espresso Cup Cafe, 2260 S. Business Highway 281, Edinburg

‘LOVE $EX AND THE IRS’

Live theater.

WHEN 3 p.m. Sunday

WHERE ITheatre at The Tower, 120 S. Kansas Ave., Weslaco

COST Tickets available at www.iloveit.live

J&V’S COLLECTORS EXPO

Toy show.

WHEN 9 a.m. Sunday

WHERE Harlingen Community Center, 201 E. Madison Ave., Harlingen

BOOTMAKERS OF THE RGV

The mini-exhibit highlights famous RGV bootmakers.

WHEN 1 p.m. Sunday

WHERE MOSTHistory, 200 N. Closner Blvd., Edinburg