FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, March 30 – Saturday, March 31

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FRIDAY

ELECTRIC COWBOYS AND TEXAS DEZIRE

The bands will perform live.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE Rinky Dinkys, 18608 N. FM 493, Edinburg

LIVE PRO WRESTLING

Richard Reason looks to take on Jackal while Danny Ramons competes in a NO DQ Match up with Downtown Felix. Jared Noire goes against Jim Justice in a Brass Knuckle Match.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

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

ART ON ‘A’ STREET

The event will include street vendors selling their art and crafts and live music by Eddie Saenz and Isai Charles.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

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

BALLERINO and A.M. FEELGOOD

The artists will perform live.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE Recuerdos Bar, 115 S. 17th St., McAllen

DIXON COMPANY BAND

The band will perform songs from the album “Honky Tonk Last Call.”

WHEN 8:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE Pork Belly’s Bar and Grill, Westgate Drive, Weslaco

TRAM TOURS

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

WHEN 9:30 a.m. Friday

WHERE Santa Ana NWR, 3325 Green Jay Ave., Alamo

COST $5 per vehicle

NOCHE DE LUNADA

This event will include featured poets and writers, with music and art and bar and grill fare — including Lent dinner options at this veteran-owned establishment.

WHEN 6 p.m. Friday

WHERE Classic’s Bar & Grill, 712 N. 77 Sunshine Strip No. 30, Harlingen

ELEVATE YOUNG ADULTS

The group is a chance for young people to connect with others who are just as passionate about celebrating all God is doing. We will have a small encouraging message, team-building games, food, and worship.

WHEN 6:30 p.m. Friday

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

SUNSET YOGA

Yoga for all skill levels is offered. It will support you in your journey to greater calm, joy, and awareness in all that you do.

WHEN 6:30 p.m. Friday

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

VAQUERO: GENESIS OF THE TEXAS COWBOY

Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy features photographs with bilingual narrative text that reveal the muscle, sweat, and drama that went into roping a calf in thick brush or breaking a wild horse in the saddle.

WHEN 10 a.m. Friday

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

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, kites, vultures and more

Bring binoculars, folding chairs, hats, sunscreen, water and snacks.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Friday

WHERE Santa Ana NWR, 3325 Green Jay Ave., Alamo

SOFIA TALVIK

The international performer tours both Europe and the United States every year. Her songs and stage presence sets the stage for an intimate relationship with the audience — a unique, beautiful and warm evening of live music and heartfelt stories.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

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

DIALOGO INTERNO

Artist Humberto Jimenez will feature a collection of lively abstract acrylic and oil paintings. This exhibit is intense and full of color creating an inspiring experience for your eyes.

WHEN 6 p.m. Friday

WHERE Beyond Arts Gallery, 114 N. A. St., Harlingen

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 9 a.m. Friday

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

SATURDAY

YOGA UNDER THE OAKS

Yoga will support you in your journey to greater calm and joy.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

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

COST $1 suggested donation

BLISSFUL BABY’S BIG BABY SHOWER

Expecting parents can meet and talk to the Rio Grande Valley’s leading birthing centers, obstetricians, lactation consultants, and other healthcare professionals.

WHEN 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Casa de Palmas Renaissance, 101 N. Main St., McAllen

OPEN MIC NIGHT

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

WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday

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

SUNSET NATURE WALK

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

WHEN 6:30 p.m. Saturday

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

COST $1 per person suggested donation

NATURE TOTS

Nature play is designed for the tots. Children will 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

DISCOVERY HIKE

Hike chachalaca trail — 0.5 miles — and take notes and sketches about what

we see. After, return to the Visitor Center where we will discover what we saw through books, technology, and by connecting with others. Open to all ages.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Santa Ana NWR, 3325 Green Jay Ave., Alamo

COST $5 per vehicle

OUTDOOR NATURE PLAY

Meet in the Children’s Garden where staff will have a variety of nature play items for your child’s use.

WHEN 2 p.m. Saturday

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

COST Free

DAY OF REST AND SOAKING

Two hours of soaking worship and prayer. Come and go. Stay the whole time or just for a short time.

WHEN 10:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE RGV Prayer Center, 3106 Harmony Lane, Mission

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD WORKOUT

Join us for a 30 minute SUP workout. Use ours, or bring your own. We do about two laps around the lake, with a stationary workout in between.

WHEN 5 p.m. Saturday

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

COST $10 per person

KATHERINE McALLEN: LUXURIES OF TRADE

Dr. McAllen’s presentation will examine the technique of painting folding screens, known as biombos, in colonial Latin America.

WHEN 1 p.m. Saturday

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

SONGBIRD STROLL

Join an expert birder on a one-hour bird walk for all skill levels. More than 200 species have been seen at Quinta Mazatlán.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

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

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 per person suggested donation

PADDLE, PEDAL & FISH TOWN LAKE

Rent a canoe or kayak or bring your own.

WHEN Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday

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

COST Starting at $10

WEEKLY MEDITATION FOR KIDS

The class teaches young people about the benefits and techniques that make it easy and fun for them to practice along with mom and dad! This gathering is open for children ages 5 years old and up, and they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the gathering.

WHEN 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Infinite Love,

2205 Cornerstone Blvd., Edinburg

TIM DE VIL ART EXHIBIT WITH FILMS BY ALI NAQVI

This is a special multi-media art exhibit. Artist Tim De Vil will debut a new set of prints called “Orphans.” He will be phoning in from Portland with live audio performances. Filmmaker Ali Naqvi is a Rio Grande Valley native now based in Los Angeles. He will premiere a music video filmed in Texas. He will be live in person. Jewelry art will be available by Daisy Lenelle Alvarez, also an RGV native now residing in L.A.

WHEN 7 to 10 p.m. Friday

WHERE 2008 E. Griffin Parkway, Mission