FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, March 23 – Sunday, March 25

HAVE AN EVENT COMING UP? Submit your information to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.

ALL WEEKEND

RGV HOME & GARDEN SHOW

The 28th annual home improvement event is sponsored by Security First Credit Union.

WHEN 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

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

COST $9 per adult, $8 per senior, 16 & under or Active Military Free

‘ALWAYS … PATSY CLINE’

Based on the true story of singer Patsy Cline, the musical was created by Ted Swindley.

WHEN 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday

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

COST $20 per adult, $10 per student under age 18 ($2 transaction fee for credit/debit cards)

FRIDAY

HOPE JAZZ ART AND WINE FEST

Proceeds benefit the Hope Family Health Center.

WHEN 6:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, 118 Paseo Del Prado, Edinburg

DAVID FINCKE, CELLO AND WU HAN, PIANO

Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han rank among the most dynamic and influential forces in classical music.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, Edinburg

COST $15 general admission, $10 per senior and $5 per student with ID

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

LIVE ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE

“In Six Days” will play favorites from Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, and more.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE Colletti’s, 202 S. 1st St., Harlingen

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

MIND DRIP LAUNCH SHOWCASE

The event will include music, libations, vegan food and art-inspired apparel. Sounds will be provided by Ruben Farias, Relapsers, La Ratera and Pinky Swear.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

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

COST $5 per person

UTRGV BASEBALL

The team faces off against CSU Bakersfield. The first 200 fans in attendance will receive free car magnets.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE UTRGV Baseball Stadium, Edinburg

A NIGHT OF ‘PURE COUNTRY’

Eddie Saenz and Lauren Corzine will perform songs from the film “Pure Country.”

WHEN 9:30 p.m. Friday

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

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

SATURDAY

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. First St., McAllen

COST $10, includes paddleboard, paddle and a lifejacket

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 a.m. Saturday

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

COST $1 per person suggested donation

“MARCH IN MARCH’ VETERAN SUICIDE PREVENTION WALK

The event intends to raise awareness with a 22-hour Ruck March and Walk.

WHEN 7 a.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday

WHERE Marine Military Academy, 320 Iwo Jima Blvd., Harlingen

COST $22 per person, $12 for veterans and law enforcement

BRAIN DAY

Join professors and students from UTRGV and IMAS science educators as you discover how your brain works with hands-on activities about brain functions. Create brain slime, don a DIY brain hat, examine optical art and more.

WHEN Noon Saturday

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

COST General admission

HOGS FOR DOGS

The Palm Valley Animal Center team will be at Desperado Harley-Davidson and the Smith Animal Ranch Rescue team will be at Mad Boar Harley-Davidson.

WHEN 11 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Desperado Harley-Davidson in McAllen, Mad Boar Harley-Davidson in San Benito

LEARN TO GEOCACHE

Geocaching is a new-age scavenger hunt! Geocaches are small, enclose capsules hidden in strange places, that are located with a smartphone or handheld GPS.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

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

COST $1 suggested donation

YOGA ON THE LAWN

Conclude your day with a gentle and relaxing vinyasa flow while surrounded by beautiful scenery. Let the natural serenity surrounding you guide you into a blissful state as Brittany Castro leads a beginners series applicable for all levels.

WHEN 3 p.m. Saturday

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

WEEKLY MEDITATION FOR CHILDREN

The program teaches young people about the benefits and techniques and 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

COST Free

JOURNEY WEST, A MIGRATION OF MELODY

The musical performance is a high-energy dynamic virtuosic display of multi-instrumental talent. Journey West tracks melodies and changing instrumentation beginning in the Middle East, traveling through Eastern to Western Europe, ultimately arriving in the United States.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, Edinburg

COST $15 general admission, $5 students with ID

CHOOSE CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP

Taking part in this session is an ideal way to get an idea of what is actually involved in keeping pet rabbits. We will show you how to handle a rabbit correctly, groom, and teach you how to understand what your rabbit is saying to you.

WHEN 10:30 a.m. Saturday

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

SONGBIRD STROLL

Join an expert birder on a one hour bird walk for all skill levels! More than 200 species have been seen. Binoculars will be provided.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

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

COST $3 admission

RETOOLED: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE HECHINGER COLLECTION

“ReTooled” celebrates the prevalence of tools in our lives with art that magically transforms utilitarian objects into fanciful works that speak of beauty, insight, and wit.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

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

PROJECT MARTIN WATCH INTRODUCTION

EWBC is inviting interested individuals (ages 16 and older) to attend the Introduction to Project Martin Watch. The program will include a presentation on Purple Martins, information on volunteering for the project, and training on collecting data and maintaining a Purple Martin house.

WHEN 2 p.m. Saturday

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

COST Free for EWBC members, $2 per non-member

DUO ALDEBARAN

Duo Aldebaran is flutist Krista Jobson (USA) and guitarist Héctor Rodriguez (Mexico), who began performing together in 2015. The duo will perform with Lindsey Gamble, violin.

WHEN 7:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE STC Cooper Center, 3200 Pecan Blvd., McAllen

POLO AT THE PARK

Join The McAllen Polo Club along with out-of-town teams in a weekend of polo.

WHEN 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday

WHERE Spring Fest Park, 3501 S. 23rd St., McAllen

BUILD-A-BAT (HOUSE) WORKSHOP

The public is invited to join guest speaker Michael Blount of Bat Conservation International, in the Chrysalis Visitor’s Pavilion to learn all about the good, the bad and the glorious aspects of these fascinating creatures.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

WHERE National Butterfly Center, 3333 Butterfly Park Drive, Mission

HAWK WATCH

Using keen eyesight, binoculars, and spotting scopes; volunteer birders will keep track of the number of raptors migrating north such as hawks, falcons, vultures and more.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday

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

SUNDAY

SUNSET MEDITATION

The program explores simple techniques to reduce stress and increase well-being. Bring a yoga mat if desired.

WHEN 6:30 p.m. Sunday

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

COST $1 per person suggested donation

3-D ARCHERY SHOOT

The event caters to youth, men and women to engage in traditional archery.

WHEN 9 a.m. Sunday

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

YURI Y PANDORA

Latin pop singer Yuri and trio Pandora will perform live.

WHEN 7:30 p.m. Sunday

WHERE State Farm Arena, 2600 N. 10th St., Hidalgo

COST Tickets start at $55 at ticketmaster.com