FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Aug. 24-Sunday, Aug. 25

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

WEEKEND

‘TALES OF THE HIDALGO PUMPHOUSE’

“Tales of The Hidalgo Pumphouse” is set in mid-1970s Hidalgo. Follow the families who worked the pumps and join the neighborhood kids in spooky adventures with local legends like La Llorona, La Lechuza, El Hombre sin Cabeza as they battle to find the hidden treasure buried alongside the river banks.

WHEN 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

WHERE Pharr Community Theater Company, 213 W. Newcombe Ave., Pharr

COST $10 per adult, $8 per senior, veteran or student

FRIDAY

EL FANTASMA Y SU EQUIPO ARMADO

The band will perform live.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE State Farm Arena, 2600 N. 10th St., Hidalgo

COST Tickets start at $49 at ticketmaster.com

THE DIRTY BIRDIES FEATURING KELO McKANE

The rock and blues band will perform live.

WHEN 10 p.m. Friday

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

COST No cover

FAMILY GAME DAY

Families are invited to spend some quality time playing games together. There will be game boards for all ages.

WHEN 2 p.m. Friday

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

MOVIE DAY

The film will be kids’ choice.

WHEN 5 p.m. Friday

WHERE Donna Public Library, 301 S. Main St., Donna

GLOW BACK TO SCHOOL OPEN PLAY

Enjoy the features of the facility at no cost.

WHEN 1 p.m. Friday

WHERE Glow Party & Event Center, 6601 N. 10th St., McAllen

COST Free

LIVE MUSIC

The band will perform an ’80s rock show featuring music by Poison, Motley Crue and more.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

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

REVOLUCION DE AMOR

The ultimate Mana tribute band will perform live.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE Dog House, 568 Springmart Blvd., Brownsville

ALLIED FORCES

The band will perform ’80s arena rock jams in concert.

WHEN 10 p.m. Friday

WHERE Cobbleheads, 3154 Central Blvd., Brownsville

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

Cross Church presents “Wonder” and movie snacks for all attendees.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE Centro Cultural de Cameron Park, 2100 Avenida Gregory, Brownsville

COST Free

THE RUMBLE

The band will perform live.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE The Broken Sprocket, 6305 Paredes Line Road, Brownsville

THE JUKEBOX HEROES

The band will perform live.

WHEN 10 p.m. Friday

WHERE McCarthy’s Irish Pub, 1425 Ruben Torres Blvd., Brownsville

TEXAS ALLEY KATS

The San Antonio-based band will perform live.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE LongBoard Bar and Grill, 205 W. Palm St., South Padre Island

SATURDAY

NOCHE DE RISAS

The comedy show will star Lucila Mariscal and Tony Balardi.

WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday

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

COST Tickets start at $20 at ticketmaster.com

EYES WIDE SHUT SURREALIST ILLUMINATI BALL

The ball will feature MC Paloma Negra of San Antonio and performances by Vexana Rose, Zen Wildfire, Kristina Rev as well as Lita Deadline and Layna D’Luna. Costume masquerade attire.

WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday

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

LIP SYNC BATTLE

Register by calling (956) 266-2001.

WHEN 7:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Rock & Roll Sushi, 902 S. 2nd St., Hidalgo

THE SPACE ROCKERS

The show, rescheduled from July, features the Austin-based band.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

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

SAN JUAN NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2018

The event will include a performance by Grupo Modos, raffles, a film with free popcorn as well as free school supplies.

WHEN 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE San Juan Police Department South Station

TONY ROMA’S RIB EATING COMPETITION

The second annual contest will take place. Winner gets free ribs for a year.

WHEN 1 p.m. Saturday

WHERE 2121 S. 10th St., McAllen

MORNING YOGA IN THE PARK

The yoga program is designed to provide any person with the benefits of yoga practice. The class offers personalized instruction and custom poses to work for any body type and skill level. Bring a yoga mat or exercise mat, towel or small blanket and water.

WHEN 9 a.m. Saturday

WHERE McAllen Nature Center, 4101 W. Business 83, McAllen

BACK TO SCHOOL LITTLE PAWS STORY 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

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 per person

COUNTRY/CUMBIA SOCIAL

The monthly social will include swing dancing and is BYOB.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Rhythm Room, 5401 N. 10th St., McAllen

COST $5

YOGA & BEER

Bring a yoga mat and join Matthew Morales for a session. Cost includes a beer and a light snack.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Whistling Duck, 1603 E. Griffin Parkway, Mission

COST $15

FIFTH ANNUAL BBQ AND MARKET DAY

The event will benefit Comfort House Services Inc.

WHEN 9 a.m. Saturday

WHERE 617 W. Dallas Ave., McAllen

COST $8 per plate

BLUES ON THE HILL

The back-to-school edition of the concert series will feature The Mighty Hawk Band, The Big Red Band and Whiskey D. The event is family- and pet-friendly.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE McKelvey Park, 1325 S. 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen

COST Free

OPEN MIC NIGHT

The community of local artists invites others to join and show their talent or enjoy the performances.

WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday

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

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 with your family.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

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

FAMILY HOUR AT FRONTERA AUDUBON

Stop by Frontera for a walk through the thicket and a delicious summer treat.

WHEN 3 p.m. Saturday

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

COST $4 per adult, $2 for ages 12 to 18 and free for children 12 and under

MEJIA

The artist from Bon Vivant, Mexico, will perform live.

WHEN 10 p.m. Saturday

WHERE The Side Room, 323 S. 17th St., McAllen

FREQUENCY

The band will perform live.

WHEN 10 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Stokelys Cigar Bar, 2260 U.S. 281 Business, Edinburg

COST No cover charge

CITY JAM BAND

The band will perform salsa, merengue, reggaeton, cumbia and more.

WHEN 8:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE The Patio On Guerra, 116 S. 17th St., McAllen

SUNSET NATURE WALK

Join a staff member for a fun, one-hour walk exploring nature on our trails. Wear weather appropriate clothing, close-toed shoes, and bring a bottle of water.

WHEN 5 p.m. Saturday

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

COST $1 per person suggested donation

MOVIE NIGHT

The feature film is “People for Peace and Justice Shadow World.”

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hidalgo County, 1401 S. Nebraska Ave., San Juan

LOST PUPPIES

The band will perform live.

WHEN Saturday

WHERE Carlito’s Wine House, 204 W. Jackson Ave., Harlingen

FISHING FOR HOPE

Fishing for Hope Tournament is one of the largest nonprofit tournaments on the Texas coast. The 13th annual tournament will be a family-friendly event for all ages. This year’s tournament will feature a live concert, dinner, the legendary stars auction, and more. All proceeds will again benefit the Hope Family Health Center.

WHEN 6 a.m. Saturday

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

COST For information, visit https://www.dhr-rgv.com/Events/Fishing-for-Hope-Tournament.

SUNDAY

BERT OGDEN ARENA OPEN HOUSE

Get an inside look at the facility ahead of its first event.

WHEN 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday

WHERE 4900 S. I-69, Edinburg

IMAS YOUTH ART CLASS: PICASSO PORTRAITS

Paint a colorful self-portrait with local artist Roni Cortez. Learn about painting techniques and color mixing. Reserve a space by calling (956) 681-2800.

WHEN 1 p.m. Sunday for grades K-5; 3 p.m. Sunday for grades 6-12

WHERE IMAS, 1900 W. Nolana Ave., McAllen

COST $25 per participant

SUNDAY EVENING YOGA

Join yoga instructor Louie Zepeda for an hour-long class. Yoga has immense benefits beyond the mat. Intentional, regulated breathing relieves stress and tension within the body and mind while the physical movement increases circulation and range of motion in a gentle and gradual way.

WHEN 5:45 p.m. Sunday

WHERE Infinite Love, 2205 Cornerstone Blvd., Edinburg

COST Free

FALL HUNTING CLASSIC

Free crafts and archery.

WHEN Noon Sunday

WHERE Bass Pro Shops, 101 Bass Pro Drive, Harlingen