FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15

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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

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

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Friday

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

HISTORY OF QUINTA

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

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD wORKOUT

Join a 30-minute workout.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

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

COST $10 and up

BARBARA RENAUD GONZÁLEZ

González is an important and dynamic Chicana/Latina voice tackling such hot-button subjects as racism, sexism, homophobia, immigration and more. Her powerful and authentic writing style, humor, and biting political satire and sarcasm comment on the cultural and social justice issues of our times.

WHEN 1:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE UTRGV Library, 1201 W. University Drive, Edinburg

SATURDAY

ANYTHING FOR SELENAS BRUNCH AND TRIVIA

The fifth annual event includes specialized decor and jams.

WHEN Noon Saturday

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

SELENA NIGHT AT UTRGV BASEBALL

Fans can look forward to a night filled with Selena music, videos, look alike contests, trivia, and more.

WHEN 6 p.m. Saturday

WHERE UTRGV Baseball Stadium

PAINTING DAY

Bring miniatures, figures, terrain, or whatever you would like to paint among fellow hobbyists. Share your techniques and ideas with friends and family.

WHEN 2 p.m. Saturday

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

CHAMPIONSHIP MUD DRAGS

The championship races will reveal the fastest truck on mud in the Rio Grande Valley.

WHEN 2 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Edinburg Motorsports Park, 15920 U.S. 281, Edinburg

BOOK FESTIVAL

The second annual event will include authors signing copies of their books, art and books for sale as well as a children’s book reading hour, a poetry reading and open mic, and a book publishing seminar.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Speer Memorial Library, 801 E. 12th St., Mission

PINTS FOR PAWS BEER AND MUSIC FEST

The event will have live music, beer, vendors, food trucks, auction items, raffle items, and don’t forget all the family including the four-legged family members.

WHEN 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE RGV Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic, 500 E. Hackberry Ave., McAllen

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

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

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

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

DISCOVER 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 2 p.m. Saturday

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

COST $3 plus park admission

FATHER AND SON CAMPOUT

A special of ‘nature play’ designed for the tots! Children will explore the various interactive stations and associate with other tots their age! Boys ages 6 to 17.

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

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

COST $15 per participant

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE

Follow the yellow-brick road to the wonderful land of Lark. Fathers can enjoy a whimsical night of activities, food, and dancing with their daughter.

WHEN 6:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave., McAllen

SONGBIRD STROLL

Join an expert birder on a one hour bird walk for all skill levels.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

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

COST $3

SUNDAY

SUNSET MEDITATION

Explore 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 suggested 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 Firemen’s Park, 201 N. First St., McAllen

COST $10, includes use of board, paddle and lifejacket

RGV WEDDING & QUINCE EXPO

The RGV Wedding & Quinceanera Expo is the Largest Showcase of special event vendors of South Texas. Find everything you might need for your upcoming special event all under one roof.

WHEN Noon Sunday

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

SPRING CHALUPA BINGO

All proceeds go back into the community.

WHEN 3 p.m. Sunday

WHERE Balli’s Social Event Center, 1620 E. Griffin Parkway Ave., Mission