FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, April 20 – Sunday, April 22

Submit your event to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.

FRIDAY

NEON INDIAN

The favorite nu disco and chill wave aficionado finally returns. Also known as Alan Palomo, the show will be sold out. Tickets are available through ticketfly.com for ages 18 and up.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

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

SUNSET YOGA

We provide personalized instruction and custom poses to work for any body type and skill level. Yoga 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

COST $1 suggested donation

ESPRESSO AND ART BREAK

A friendly celebration of art, artists, friends and coffee.

WHEN 5:30 p.m. Friday

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

SOMETHIN’ ELSE

The group will perform in concert and unplugged.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE Zucca83, 4901 Expressway 83, McAllen

OPUS ORCHESTRA

The orchestra will take the stage under the direction of William Budihar, conductor.

WHEN 5 p.m. Friday

WHERE STC Cooper Center, McAllen

TRIBUTE TO SNOOP DOGG AND FRIENDS

Ain’t nothin’ but a gangsta party! Celebrating all things Snoop Dogg. We’ll be playing all the hits & collabs from The Doggfather & Friends.

WHEN 10 p.m. Friday

WHERE Tres, 323 S. 17th St., McAllen

STXIH-DALLAS GARDEN

South Texas Institutes of Health to assist the public with growing their own food. Bring your own water, gloves, mosquito repellent, sun screen and a hat!

WHEN 9 a.m. Friday

WHERE Dallas Community Garden, 400 S. Bicentennial Blvd., McAllen

CREATIVE ARTS STUDIO APRIL SHOWCASE

The second showcase of the year will feature presentations from all three campuses, including numbers from some of our intermediate and advanced ensembles.

WHEN 6:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE Creative Arts Studio at the McAllen Creative Incubator, 601 N. Main St., McAllen

UTRGV GUITAR FESTIVAL

The Guitar Festival will feature guest artists, Judicael Perroy (France), Luis Quintero (Venezuela), Rafael Elizondo (Mexico) and Ramonet Rodriguez (Costa Rica).

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, Edinburg

COST Free

TRAM TOURS

Take a nature tram tour around Santa Ana NWR.

WHEN 9:30 a.m. Friday

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

COST $5 admission per vehicle

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 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, McAllen

COST Park admission

SATURDAY

CITY OF PALMVIEW COMMUNITY FEST

The family-friendly festivities will include Earth day activities, cook off, carnival rides and vendors and live music.

WHEN 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Palmview Parks and Recreation, 406 W. Veterans Blvd., Palmview

WALK-N-ROLLA 5K

The event will consist of a 5K walk/run, guided family bike ride, kids bike rodeo, mutt strut and costume contest for pets. There will also be educational exhibitions, door prizes, shows and more. Bring five canned or dried food items in lieu of a registration fee.

WHEN 8 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Edinburg City Hall Courtyard, 415 W. University Drive, 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. So bring your child and join us!

WHEN 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Infinite Love, 2205 Cornerstone Blvd., Edinburg

SENSORY FRIENDLY DAY AT IMAS

Activities include sensory bins, collage making, digging for fossils, iPad pianos, an object Touch Table, and slime! Reduced lighting and sound will be provided in some spaces. This event is in support of Team Mario.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

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

COST Price of general admission

BOWL FOR KIDS SAKE

The annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event is a fun and easy way to support the youth mentoring mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

WHEN 12:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Flamingo Bowl, 3301 N. 23rd St., McAllen

THE MARKETPLACE AT LAMAR FIESTA

Support the excellence in education at Lamar Academy, home of McAllen ISD’s IB Programme and Options High School, by taking part in games, music, food, shopping and the opportunity to drive one Burn’s Motors vehicle.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Lamar Academy, 1009 N. 10th St., 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

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. and 2 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán, 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

HONEY AND SALT RELEASE SHOW

Where many bands look for commonality amongst its members’ tastes, Honey and Salt revel in their differences, seamlessly blending their disparate influences into a sound that manages to be complex without sacrificing immediacy. The show is for all ages.

WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday

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

COST $6 admission per person

MEET THE CREATURES — EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

A tremendous variety of insects, reptiles, birds and mammals may be found in this 100-acre nature center on any given day. For this reason, adults and children are invited to explore the Hackberry Trail, build their own birdhouse, make seed bombs, and enjoy all of the cool and creepy critters that inhabit this section of the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

WHERE National Butterfly Center, 3333 Butterfly Park Drive, Mission

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 suggested donation

DOGGIE DAY AT THE POOL

Bring your dog and favorite toys for a dip in the pool. Proof of current vaccinations required for entry. Limit two dogs per owner.

WHEN 11 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Los Encinos Swimming Pool, 2900 Sarah Ave., McAllen

UTRGV GUITAR FESTIVAL

Listen to guest artists.

WHEN 11 a.m. Saturday

WHERE UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, Edinburg

COST Free

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 suggested donation

LITTLE PAWS STORY TIME

Little Paws storytime offers a paws-itively fun time. Designed for ages 3 to 8, this program will keep your tot engaged through stories, activities, crafts, and animal interactions.

WHEN 10:30 a.m. Saturday

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

COST $5 per family

INTRO TO iNATURALIST

Ever been stumped when trying to figure out what species of bird, butterfly, or plant something is? iNaturalist is here to help! Participants will learn about iNaturalist, an exciting crowdsourced citizen science and social network.Participants are encouraged to bring a smartphone and/or camera.

WHEN 2 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán, 600 Sunset Drive, Edinburg

COST General admission

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER CAMPOUT

Camping experience will include camp set up, guided campfire program, geocaching, and fishing program. Tents and campfire supplies will be supplied. Girls age 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 person

TRAM TOURS

Take a nature tram tour around Santa Ana NWR.

WHEN 9:30 a.m. Saturday

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

COST $5 admission per vehicle

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

Join the WHS Earth Club kid friendly activities and concessions.

WHEN 9 a.m. to noon Saturday

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

HARLINGEN CHILDREN’S BUSINESS FAIR

Children ages 6 to 16 will launch and run their own businesses and experience what it’s like to be entrepreneurs for a day. This event is dedicated to encourage children to take advantage of their creative thinking and utilize their innovative imagination to create a product or service.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

WHERE El Mercado Mall, Harlingen

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 World Birding Center, 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

TODDLER PLAY DATES

Busy bees are what everyone needs. From flowers to honey, tots will learn how bees are our helpers. Call (956) 381-9922 to register.

WHEN 9:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center

SONGBIRD STROLL

Come to Quinta Mazatlán to join our expert birder on a one hour bird walk for all skill levels! Binoculars provided

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán, 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

COST $3 admission fee

QIGONG WITH PEPE

Qigong is a Chinese health method that has been present for over 5000 years. The slow, gentle movements in Qigong combine mental concentration with breathing exercises to improve overall health and vitality.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

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

CLEAN SWEEP 2018

The City of Weslaco along with help from our partners in an effort to keep our community looking beautiful, reducing public health and fire hazards, are conducting an area wide clean up.

WHEN 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Gibson Park, 301 S. Border Ave., Weslaco

SUNDAY

SUNSET MEDITATION

The meditation 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 suggested donation

McALLEN VINTAGE MARKET

The diversity of Cine El Rey makes The McAllen Vintage Market the perfect place for this endeavor to start and eventually grow.

WHEN 1 p.m. Sunday

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

BALLET FOLKORICO UTRGV WORKSHOP

UTRGV Ballet Folklorico will be offering a free workshop for all high school juniors and seniors, and UTRGV students interested in joining our nationally recognized dance company.

WHEN 1 p.m. Sunday

WHERE Ballet Folkorico UTRGV, Edinburg

SHADOW IN THE WARP

Myth Adventures will be hosting a 100 Power Point Warhammer 40k Tournament.

WHEN 1 p.m. Sunday

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

COST $5 entry

EARTH DAY EXTRAVAGANZA AT IMAS

Celebrate Earth Day, learn about the importance of our planet and the ways you can have a positive impact with our special hands-on activities.

WHEN 1 p.m. Sunday

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

EDINBURG WIND ENSEMBLE

The UTRGV Wind Ensemble will host its final concert of the season. The program includes Ron Nelson’s Rocky Point Holiday, Herman Bellstedt’s Napoli, Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird, Steven Bryant’s Ecstatic Waters, and Claude T. Smith’s Flight.

WHEN 3 p.m. Sunday

WHERE UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, Edinburg

COST $5 general admission

SUNDAY SPEAKER SERIES: 433 SPANISH AND MEXICAN LAND GRANTS

Zarate’s presentation will examine the historical and documented evidence surrounding Spanish and Mexican land grants that endured findings of the Bourland and Miller Commission, a sunken ship with original land titles, the Texas Legislature and the test of time.

WHEN 2 p.m. Sunday

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

COST general admission

2018 EARTH DAY NATURE CHASER TRAIL RUN

Run either the Nature Chaser 5K or 10K route through the 250-acre park that features the largest wetland environment in the World Birding Center network.

WHEN 7:30 p.m. Sunday

WHERE Estero Llano Grande State Park, 3301 S. International Blvd., Weslaco