FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, June 15 – Sunday, June 17

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

FRIDAY

FRIDAY NIGHT HIKE

Enjoy an evening with the creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight, bug spray, and wear close-toed shoes. The hour-long tour will look for spiders, bats, frogs, toads, scorpions, and nocturnal birds.

WHEN 8:30 p.m. Friday

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

COST $1 suggested donation

‘I CAN ONLY IMAGINE’

The movie is based on the true story of the life of Bart Millar, lead singer of the Christian band MercyMe.

WHEN 6 p.m. Friday

WHERE Border Theater, 905 N. Conway Ave., Mission

COST Free; donations appreciated

OLDIES SHOWS

Al and Brenda Ragunsin host performances featuring the music of 1950s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. The club will also hold shows Wednesday through Sunday.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE Rag A Zeen & Company, 5524 N. 10th St., McAllen

COST $5 per person; free before 7 p.m.

OUTDOOR COOKING

Guests can bring their favorite camp snacks and gather around the fire with Ranger Jose for stories.

WHEN 6 p.m. Friday

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

COST Park admission

MOVIE WITH A COP

The Edinburg Police Department’s Movie with a Cop summer series is back, featuring big screen flicks on our giant inflatable movie screen. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnics and enjoy a family night out. This week’s film is “Frozen.”

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE Edinburg Municipal Park, 714 S. Raul Longoria Road

COST Free

DEVASTATION ON THE NATION TOUR

Bands set to perform include Aborted, Psycroptic, Ingested, Disentomb, Arkaik, Venom Prison, Signs of the Swarm and Blast Perversion.

WHEN 4 p.m. Friday

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

COST $25

LIGHTHOUSE ESTABLISHMENT CINEMA

Family films are shown on the side of the lighthouse every Friday night in June. This week’s movie is “A Wrinkle in Time.”

WHEN 9:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE 421 E. Queen Isabel Blvd., Port Isabel

COST Free

VALLEY’S GOT TALENT KARAOKE CONTEST

Children ages 7 to 12 can compete in a karaoke contest. The first place winner will receive a gift card.

WHEN 3:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE Southmost Public Library, 2600 Central Blvd., Brownsville

COST Free

ROUTE 66

The band will perform live. Polish sausage, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches and hamburgers will be available for purchase.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

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

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD

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

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

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

SUNSET YOGA IN THE PARK

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.

WHEN 7:15 p.m. Friday

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

COST $1 suggested donation

THE RUMBLE

The Valley-based musical duo will perform live.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE The Broken Sprocket, 6305 Paredes Line Road, Brownsville

SUMMER LOVIN’ FRIDAY NIGHT

DJ Robert Ceballos will provide music for the dance party.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE Austin Street BAR, 1110 Austin Ave., McAllen

DIRTY 3

The band will perform live.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE The Tipsy Tavern Bar & Grill, 2230 S. 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen

BUTTERFLY AND DRAGONFLY WALK

The walk is for all skill levels. Bring binoculars or a camera.

WHEN 10:30 a.m. Friday

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

COST Park admission

SATURDAY

CELEBRATING DAD

The hour-long event will feature music and preaching from the Bienaventurado Band.

WHEN 11 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Veterans Home, 301 E. Yuma Ave., McAllen

PISTONS & PIZZA WITH DAD

The Father’s Day weekend event will offer a slice of pizza and motorcycles.

WHEN Noon Saturday

WHERE Desperado Harley-Davidson, 1201 S. Bentsen Road

MOVIES IN THE PARK

This week’s film is “Despicable Me 3.”

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Westside Park, 1000 S. Ware Road, McAllen

FATHER’S DAY FAMILY YOGA

A family yoga class will be offered.

WHEN 3:45 p.m. Saturday

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

COST Admission

SATURDAY SUMMER EVENTS

Magician John O’Bryant takes the age-old art of magic and adds his own unique twist and touch to it!

WHEN 11 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Pharr Memorial Library, 121 E. Cherokee Ave., Pharr

WORLD BIRDING CENTER NATURE WALK

Look at birds in one of the Valley’s nine world birding centers.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

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

COST Free with park entry

AFTERNOONS WITH AUTHORS, ARTISTS, MUSIC AND POETRY

The Cinderella Pet Rescue carriage will transport some special dogs to Coffee with Companions in McAllen. Discover a great location to take your dog and enjoy some music, art, poetry and authors.

WHEN Noon Saturday

WHERE Coffee with Companions, 1113 Upas St., McAllen

REVELATION

The Brownsville-based band will perform live.

WHEN 10 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Locals Lounge, 625 S. Commerce Ave., Harlingen

THE LATIN BREED

M&E Productions presents the tejano band live with opening act Epi & Friends.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Outta Town Dance Hall, 204 Elida St., Mission

THE SPACE ROCKERS

The Austin-based cover band will perform live.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Pharr Events Center, 3000 N. Cage Blvd., Pharr

COST Ticket start at $17 at ticketmaster.com

QIGONG WITH PEPE

Qigong is a Chinese health method that has been present for more than 5,000 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

COST Free

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD

Join a Town Lake staff member for a 30 minute workout on a paddleboard.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

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

STORYTIME WITH AN AUTHOR

McAllen-based author Patty York Raymond will present during a ranching-themed storytime.

WHEN 11 a.m. Saturday

WHERE The Storybook Garden, 260 S. Texas Blvd., Weslaco

COST Free

TEJANO HIGHWAY 281 CD RELEASE PARTY

The event will include special guest Grupo Stampede.

WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Rinky Dinkys, 18608 N. FM 493, Edinburg

‘KILLING GAZA’

The People for Peace and Justice offer movie night with the documentary about Palestinians under seige.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of HIdalgo County, 1401 S. Nebraska Ave., Pharr

SUMMER SONGBIRDS

Did you know that baby doves are called squabs? Or that it can take two weeks for an Altamira Oriole to build its nest? Explore the world of summer birds.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán, 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

COST Free with admission

PISTONS & PIZZA WITH DAD (LOWER VALLEY)

The Father’s Day event will include pizza as well as a motorcycle swap meet. Tables are $10 each. All manufacturers, makes and models are welcome.

WHEN Noon Saturday

WHERE Mad Boar Harley-Davidson, 3515 W. Expressway 83, San Benito

SUNDAY

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD WORKOUT

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

WHEN 7 p.m. Sunday

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

SUNDAY SPEAKER SERIES: CURANDERISMO

The plática will be set to encourage an interactive dialogue between guest speaker Danielle López and museum visitors. The focus of López’s studies is healing through traditional curanderismo in interdisciplinary spaces which include regional and internationally inspired holistic healing practices.

WHEN 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE MOSTHistory, 200 N. Closner Blvd., Edinburg

SHAMATHA MEDITATION

Louie Zepeda hosts Shamatha meditation at the Infinite Love Center in Edinburg. Louie has more than seven years of training and practice in the Shamatha tradition.

WHEN 7 p.m. Sunday

WHERE Infinite Love, 2205 Cornerstone Blvd., Edinburg

WORLD BIRDING CENTER BIRD WALK

All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, which seeks to find as many species of birds as possible, especially the 30 that are termed Valley specialties.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Sunday

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

LIVE MUSIC

Pop punk/emo band All Nighter, pictured at left, will perform with screamo band I See Land. Also performing are A Kingsway and In Shades.

WHEN 7 p.m. Sunday

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

COST $5