FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, April 6 – Sunday, April 8

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

FRIDAY

ARTWALK AT THE INCUBATOR

Visit the facility, its tenants and enjoy the exhibitions.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE McAllen Creative Incubator, 601 N. Main St.

COST Free

VSO: FORBIDDEN PLEASURES OF CARMINA BURANA

The Valley Symphony Orchestra performance features the Valley Symphony Chorale and guest vocalists Heather Yeakley, soprano; Brian Yeakley, tenor; and Lee Poulis, bass; led by Chorale director David Means.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE McAllen Performing Arts Center, 801 Convention Center Blvd.

COST Tickets start at $45 at ticketmaster.com

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD WORKOUT

Join a Town Lake staff member for a 30-minute workout on a paddleboard. Ages 14 and up.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

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

COST $10 per person, which includes board rental, paddle and lifejacket

LIVE PRO WRESTLING

South Texas Champion Kon Hawk will be live and in action. The Ammo Box Qualifying Match Ups will kick off, featuring Jim Justice taking on Joey Romero and Danny Ramona vs (current GM) Vermin.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE 311 S. 17th St., McAllen

ZANE WILLIAMS IN CONCERT

The Texas country singer, pictured at right, will perform with special guest Wreckless Texas. Ages 18 and older.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

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

COST Tickets are $15 at eventbrite.com

FINE ARTS FIESTA ’18

Celebrate the arts with the fine arts students of Weslaco Independent School District.

WHEN 5:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE Weslaco ISD Performing Arts Center, 506 E. Sixth St., Weslaco

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

UTRGV SPRING TEACHERS JOB EXPO

The UTRGV Teachers Job Expo brings more than 60 school districts from across the state to recruit for the Fall 2018 school year.

WHEN 9 a.m. Friday

WHERE UTRGV CESS Building Room 1.300, 1407 E. Freddy Gonzalez Drive, Edinburg

HISTORY OF QUINTA

Hear the colorful tales of the families that lived at the Quinta Mazatlán home, before the city of McAllen opened it in 2006 as a mansion with a mission.

WHEN 10 a.m. Friday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán, 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

SATURDAY

JAZZ NIGHT

Rio Cruzado and Red Light Lounge will take the stage.

WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Grain to Glass, 5921 N. 23rd St., McAllen

SUPERHEROES 5K RUN FOR AUTISM

TEAM MARIO’s Superheroes 5K Run for Autism and Buddy Fun Walk is presented by EATON.

WHEN 4 p.m. Saturday

WHERE H-E-B Park, 1616 S. Raul Longoria Road, Edinburg

COST Registration open at https://teammario.webconnex.com/lightupthenight

RABBLE-ROUSER ANNIVERSARY

The brewery’s two-year anniversary event will feature new ales, food and live music.

WHEN 6 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Rabble-Rouser Brewing Company, 301 E. Cedar Ave., McAllen

DASH FOR DISABILITIES 5K

Driscoll Health Plan and C.A.M.P. University partner wit the UTRGV Rehab Club for the 5K.

WHEN 7 a.m. Saturday

WHERE 714 S. Raul Longoria Road, Edinburg

COST $25 before the race

YOGA UNDER THE OAKS

The personalized instruction class is customized for any body type and skill level.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

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

COST $1 per person suggested donation

10th ANNUAL BREW-SEUM AT IMAS

On National Beer Day, sample craft beer, local fare, live music and more.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

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

THIRD ANNUAL ISLAMIC FESTIVAL

Meet the RGV’s Muslim neighbors during a family event featuring Arabic food, a bouncy castle, art, Henna, Arabic calligraphy, a play area, little train, snacks, cotton candy and more.

WHEN 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Arridwan Mosque, 1910 W. El Sham Ave., Edinburg

COST Free

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.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

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

SATURDAY 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

GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP

Keep McAllen Beautiful hosts a family-friendly morning to benefit the community.

WHEN 8 a.m. to noon Saturday

WHERE McAllen Municipal Park, 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd., McAllen

FIESTA LATINA AT RENAISSANCE

Enjoy a Latin-fused night full of live music, dancing, eating and drinking.

WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday

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

ALLSTATE ART EXHIBIT

Expect to see some masterful artwork, soothing live music, dreamy poetry, and live painting, all by local talent.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Allstate Almaguer Insurance Agency, 2008 E. Griffin Parkway, Mission

TAI CHI IN THE PARK

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

NATURE TOTS

A special of ‘nature play’ 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, 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

LEARN TO GEOCACHE

Geocaches are small, enclose capsules hidden in strange places, that are located with a smartphone or handheld GPS. 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

SPRING SONGBIRDS-COLORFUL TRAVELERS

Learn how and why birds migrate, where to look for them, and how to identify them with urban ecologist John Brush. This event is geared towards adults and interested older youth.

WHEN 3 p.m. Saturday

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

COST $5 program fee

WOMEN IN THE OUTDOORS WEEKEND

Learn to fish, kayak, stand up paddleboard, geocache, set up a campsite, and cook over the campfire. Ages 18 and up. Register at any McAllen Community Center.

WHEN 5 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday

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

COST $20 per person

SONGBIRD STROLL

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

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán, 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

KITTY YOGA

Join LPA PAWS and its feline residents for a morning of restorative yoga followed by light refreshments, all while helping raise funds for our PVAC Foster Program as they prepare for kitten season.

WHEN 10:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center, 2451 N. U.S. Expressway 83, Edinburg

YOGA ON THE LAWN

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

DISCOVERY DAY — EARTH ROCKS

Learn the difference between rocks and minerals, minerals and metals, and then enjoy “busting” a rock and painting a rock. Or go on a “treasure hunt” to find the hidden gemstones.

WHEN 11 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán, 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

COST $3 admission

CARS AND COFFEE ON CAMPUS

In the spirit of Cars and Coffee from Southern California, the event invites all cars and car lovers to attend but with an emphasis on the exotic and other specialty cars.

WHEN 8 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Southern Career Institute, 1500 N. Jackson Road, Pharr

SUNDAY

SUNSET MEDITATION

The meditation program we 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 donation

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD WORKOUT

Join a Town Lake staff member for a 30 minute workout on a paddleboard. Ages 14 and up.

WHEN 7 p.m. Sunday

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

COST $10 per person

SUNDAY SPEAKER SERIES: HIDALGO CEMETERY

This presentation will cover the history of the 130-year-old cemetery and the stories of several past Hidalgo residents interred there.

WHEN 2 p.m. Sunday

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