FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, May 25 – Sunday, May 27

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FRIDAY

CURTIS GRIMES

The Texas country artist will perform live with special guest Serjio & Ropin’ The Wind.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

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

COST $15 pre-sale; $20 at the door for 21 and older; $25 at the door for 18 to 20

RADIO ON REPEAT

The band covers music from Metallica to Flock of Seagulls, Incubus to Mana, and Red Hot Chili Peppers and more.

WHEN 10 p.m. Friday

WHERE Simon Sez, 2007 Orchid Ave., McAllen

ROY SOLIS BAND

The band will perform live.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE Pecker’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, 1600 N. Westgate Drive, Weslaco

SWEETWATER

The band will perform live.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE Texas Trails RV Resort, 501 W. Owassa Road, Pharr

956 TOP TEN LIST

Racers will vie for the top spot on the Rio Grande Valley list.

WHEN 7:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE Edinburg Motorsports Park, 15920 N. Expressway 281, Edinburg

SUNSET YOGA

The yoga program is designed to provide every person with the tools to become healthier physically, mentally and emotionally. Bring a yoga mat or exercise mat, towel or small blanket and water. In the event of rain or extreme temperatures, the program will be canceled. This program is provided free of charge.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

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

COST $1 suggested donation

VINYL NIGHT

The DJ will spin records from the ’60s, ’70s and some ’80s. Sega Genesis games will be available all night.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE Hop Shop, 923 S. 7th St., Harlingen

CHARLES HEARN

The saxophonist, a CHR recording artist, will perform live and have copies of his “Winds of Change” CD available for purchase.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

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

HOP SOLO: FALCONER’S FLIGHT RELEASE AND PINT NIGHT

Celebrate the release of No Label Hop Solo and purchase from a Solo-themed menu. Live music will be offered on the patio.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE Roosevelt’s at 7, 821 N. Main St., McAllen

FRIDAY NIGHT HIKE

Enjoy an evening with the creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight, bug spray, and wear close-toed shoes. Spend an hour slowly covering about 1/2 mile of trails, carefully and quietly looking for anything we might see along the path.

WHEN 8:30 p.m. Friday

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

COST $1 suggested donation

SPRING JOY PAINTING EVENT

Artistic skill isn’t needed.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE Artsycolor Splash, 712 N. 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen

COST $35 per person for reservations in advance

PADDLE, PEDAL & FISH TOWN LAKE

Bring the family and pedal boat, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard on Town Lake. Rent one or bring your own canoe or kayak.

WHEN 4 p.m. Friday

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

COST $10 upward, depending on rental

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD WORKOUT

Join a Town Lake staff member for a 30 minute workout on a paddleboard. No experience is necessary. Ages 14 and up.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

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

COST $10, board rental, paddle and lifejacket included

BOOZE & BRAINS TRIVIA NIGHT

Trivia night is held weekly.

WHEN 9:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE Causeway Cafe & Bar, 418 E. Queen Isabella Blvd., Port Isabel

SATURDAY

‘PETER PAN’

The Edinburg High School Dramaticats will present “Peter Pan” on stage.

WHEN 2 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Edinburg Performing Arts Center, 2600 E. Wisconsin Road, Edinburg

COST $5 donation per person

SONGBIRD STROLL

The expert birder will lead a one-hour bird walk for all skill levels. More than 200 species have been seen at Quinta Mazatlán. How many can you spot?

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

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

COST $3

LEARN TO GEOCACHE

Geocaching is a new-age scavenger hunt. Geocaches are small, enclosed capsules hidden in strange places, that are located with a smartphone or handheld GPS. Some geocaches can be as small as a thimble, and others as big as a lunchbox. 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

DISCOVERY DAYS: FLOWER POWER

Flowers are beautiful, but what goes on inside a flower is amazing. Go on a flower hunt around Quinta’s gardens and watch a picture show of some of the Valley’s most spectacular wildflowers, then make a flower to learn about the power of every flower part. Quick-press dried flowers, and make a flower craft.

WHEN 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday

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

COST $3 per person

NATURE TOTS!

Children can explore various interactive stations and associate with other children their age.

WHEN 9:30 a.m. Saturday

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

MOVIES AT THE PARK

The Pharr Parks and Recreation Movies at the Park event will feature “Finding Dory.” Bring a blanket and lawn chairs as well as your own snacks. No alcohol or tobacco permitted.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Lorenzo “Lore” Garcia Park, 415 E. Clark Ave., Pharr

COST Free

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD WORKOUT

Join a Town Lake staff member for a 30 minute workout on a paddleboard. No experience is necessary. Ages 14 and up.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

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

COST $10, board rental, paddle and lifejacket included

EWBC FAMILY DAY PICNIC

Activities will include a water balloon toss, tug of war and a three-legged race. Bring a picnic basket and register for the RGV Family Summer Adventure Challenge.

WHEN 4 p.m. Saturday

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

COST Free

PRE-TOT YOGA

The class includes 30 minutes of yoga, including stretching, posing, singing and breathing, followed by 15 minutes of baby socialization.

WHEN 11 a.m. Saturday

WHERE YogaPlay, 605 E. Violet Ave., McAllen

COST Register at yogaplaytx.com

PADDLE, PEDAL & FISH TOWN LAKE

Bring the family and pedal boat, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard on Town Lake. Rent one or bring your own canoe or kayak.

WHEN 4 p.m. Saturday

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

COST $10 upward, depending on rental

BELANOVIA AND MOENIA

The Mexican synth-pop bands will perform live.

WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE McAllen Performing Arts Center, 801 Convention Center Blvd., McAllen

COST Tickets start at

$40 at ticketmaster.com

MATT & THE HERDSMEN

The Texas country band from Edinburg will perform live.

WHEN 10 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Monster Car Wash, 2702 W. University Drive, Edinburg

SATURDAY OPEN MIC NIGHT

Attendees can show their talent in poetry, music and art and enjoy live performances.

WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday

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

OUTDOOR NATURE PLAY

The event will be held in the Children’s Garden, where staff will offer a variety of nature play items.

WHEN 2 p.m. Saturday

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

COST Free

MARIO ‘SUPERSTAR’ SALAZAR

The Rio Grande Valley comedian, known nationally as the man who announced the Los Angeles Chargers’ draft pick in April, will perform live.

WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Ranch House Burgers II, 409 N. Bryan Road, Mission

COST $5 per person; call (956) 205-2940 for table reservations

BART CROW

The Texas country artist will perform live.

WHEN 9:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Mel’s HonkyTonk N Grill, 10700 FM 1421, Brownsville

COST $10; presale tickets available at eventbrite.com

THE ROVERS

The band will perform live.

WHEN 10 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Simon Sez, 2007 Orchid Ave., McAllen

SONGBIRD STROLL

The one-hour walk is led by an expert birder.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

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

COST $3

THE SPAZMATICS

The well-known 1980s cover band will perform live.

WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Louie’s Backyard, 2305 Laguna Blvd., South Padre Island

COST Tickets are $20 at eventbrite.com

SUNDAY

COMMUNITY NIGHT

Preview the museum at no cost. The first 50 children receive a free book (while supplies last).

WHEN 5 p.m. Sunday

WHERE Children’s Museum of Brownsville, 501 E. Ringgold Drive, Brownsville

COST Free

BILINGUAL STORYTIME

The event will include bilingual stories and interactive songs.

WHEN 5 p.m. Sunday

WHERE McAllen Public Library, 4001 N. 23rd St., McAllen

PADDLE, PEDAL & FISH TOWN LAKE

Bring the family and pedal boat, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard on Town Lake.

WHEN 4 p.m. Sunday

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

COST $10 upward, depending on rental

CRAWFISH BOIL

The Louisianan-style boil will feature live music, food, children’s activities and a dog contest.

WHEN 3 p.m. Sunday

WHERE The Broken Sprocket, 6305 Paredes Line Road, Brownsville

JEWELRY-MAKING CLASS

The art classes for children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade is appropriate for all skill levels. Supplies are included.

WHEN 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday

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

COST $10 per member, $15 per non-member; for reservations, call (956) 681-2800

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