FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Aug. 31-Monday, Sept. 3

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

FRIDAY

LIVE MUSIC

Indie emo math rockers Miruano of Austin will perform in the Rio Grande Valley for the first time along with Baby in the 90s, Swisher and Mwmbwls.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

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

COST $5; all ages show

RADIO ON REPEAT

The cover band will perform live.

WHEN 10 p.m. Friday

WHERE Simon Sez, 2007 Orchid Ave., McAllen

THE SOUTH TEXAS RAMBLERS

The six-piece country western band will perform live. Dinner will begin at 5 p.m.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE McAllen Elks Lodge No. 1402, 3500 Jordan Road

SOMETHIN’ ELSE

The duo of Mario and Carlos will perform an acoustic show.

WHEN 10:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE Stokely’s Cigar Bar, 2260 U.S. 281 Business, Edinburg

LIVE MUSIC

San Antonio-based band Junkie will perform live as well as Lore and Mexican Sushi Gusto Gusto.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

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

ROY SOLIS BAND

The band will perform live.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

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

CONTROL

The norteño band will perform live.

WHEN 8:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE Ice House Sports Bar and Grill, 4311 FM 511, Brownsville

LIVE MUSIC

Ocean Vertigo, Voicemail Apology and Yruama will perform as part of Harlingen Art Night.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE Rio Grande Grill, 417 W. Van Buren Ave., Harlingen

COST Free, all ages show

ROCKSTAR DENIED

Brownsville-based Rockstar Denied uses its cross-cultural heritage to blend Latin and American pop culture as a dance floor ignition switch. Rockstar Denied switches from Bruno Mars to Selena on the flip of a dime.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE LongBoard Bar and Gril, 205 W. Palm St., SPI

JOSH WARD

The Texas country music artist will perform live with special guest Jake Worthington.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

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

COST $20 at the door

ALLIED FORCES

The band will perform 1980s arena rock hits live.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE The Broken Sprocket, 6305 Paredes Line Drive, Brownsville

KEROSENE DRIFTERS

The rockers will perform live.

WHEN 9:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE Laguna BOB, 2401 Laguna Blvd., South Padre Island

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 (Tejano night) through Saturday.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

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

COST No cover

SATURDAY

HEROBUST

The EDM artist will perform live.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Pharr Events Center, 3000 N. Cage Blvd.

COST Tickets start at $27 at ticketmaster.com

KITTY YOGA

Kitty Yoga combines adoptable kitties and yoga, to make for a relaxing health routine for humans and felines alike. The one-hour session will include light refreshments.

WHEN 10:30 a.m. Saturday

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

COST $20 in advance, $30 at the door

RGV METAL MILITIA

The concert line-up includes The Final Burial, The Amber Torture, Destructive Cell, Venomous, States Away and Ernest G.

WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday

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

COST $5 for under 21; free 21 and older

SATURDAY OPEN MIC NIGHT

Show your talent, collaborate with others, enjoy live performances. Artists, poets, singers and songwriters are invited to add their name to the roster.

WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday

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

A FEW SONGS BETWEEN US

The concert will feature music by Mellowdrama, Vonn Schweetz, Bagwell and Swisher.

WHEN 9:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Grain to Glass, 5921 N. 23rd St., McAllen

COST Free

SUNSET NATURE WALK

Join a staff member for a one-hour walk exploring nature on the trails.

WHEN 6:15 p.m. Saturday

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

COST $1 per person suggested donation

YURIDIA

The former Mexican reality show star will perform live.

WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday

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

COST Tickets start at $45 at ticketmaster.com

HOBBIES IN NATURE: HUMMINGBIRDS IN FLIGHT

Learn about hummingbird migration and more.

WHEN 2 p.m. Saturday

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

COST $5 per person

OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT

The family-friendly event will include bingo games and a showing of the film “The Little Rascals.”

WHEN 6 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Hidalgo Pumphouse Museum and World Birding Center, 902 S. 2nd St.

BIRD AND NATURE WALK

An expert naturalist will lead the walk.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán, 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

LIVE MUSIC

San Antonio-based country singers Mario Flores and Gabe Garcia will perform live.

WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Rinky Dinkys, 18608 N. FM 493, Edinburg

LIVE MUSIC

Dirty3 will perform an acoustic show live.

WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Classic’s Bar & Grill, 712 N. 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen

BOOK SIGNING

Rio Grande Valley native Christina DeMara will sign her books as part of a benefit for Angels of Love.

WHEN 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Barnes & Noble, 3300 W. Frontage Road, McAllen

NATURE TOTS

Children will be able to play freely, as they explore the sounds and textures around them.

WHEN 9:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán, 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

DAVID LEE GARZA

The tejano star and band will perform live.

WHEN 8:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Ice House Sports Bar and Grill, 4311 FM 511, Brownsville

SUEÑO TEJANO/TEXAS DREAM

The band will perform live.

WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE VFW Post 10802, 502 W. Hooks Ave., Donna

THE SPAZMATICS

The 1980s cover and comedic band will perform live.

WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday

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

COST Tickets are $25 at the door

BOAT & FISH TOWN LAKE

Rent or bring a pedal boat, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard.

WHEN 4 p.m. Saturday

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

BATTLEFIELD RUCK

The ruck and living history event will feature a cannon firing demonstration.

WHEN 8 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Palo Alto National Historical Park, 7200 Paredes Line Blvd., Brownsville

PRINCE ROYCE

The Latin pop singer-songwriter will perform live.

WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill, 6900 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island

COST Tickets start at $25 at www.rgvevents.net.

JAZZ FEST

Performers include Rio Cruzado, Red Light Lounge and Gabriel Preusse Jazz Quartet

WHEN 6 p.m. Sunday

WHERE Grain to Glass, 5921 N. 23rd St., McAllen

LABOR DAY FESTIVAL

The facility will include free archery, free bait toss and a free photo download.

WHEN Noon Saturday

WHERE Bass Pro Shops, 101 Bass Pro Drive, Harlingen

SUNDAY

AR SOCIALES WEDDING AND QUINCEAÑERA EXPO

The event will feature vendors and more.

WHEN Noon Sunday

WHERE Pharr Events Center, 3000 N. Cage Blvd.

COST $10 per person

SUNSET MEDITATION

Explore simple techniques to reduce stress and increase well-being. Bring a yoga mat if desired.

WHEN 6:15 p.m. Sunday

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

COST $1 suggested donation

BOAT & FISH TOWN LAKE

Rent or bring a pedal boat, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard.

WHEN 4 p.m. Sunday

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

BARBACOA Y BIG RED BRUNCH

The menu includes barbacoa tacos, migas, brisket sliders, Mexican burgers and vegan options.

WHEN Noon Sunday

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

MONDAY

COOKIE BAKING AND DECORATING CLASS

Learn to make sugar cookies and icing. Also learn to outline, flood, use pearl dust and fondant. For ages 13 and older.

WHEN 11 a.m. Monday

WHERE Bake a Cake, 1000 E. Business 83, Pharr

COST $85, includes all supplies

NATIVE PLANT TOUR

Join a staff naturalist for a walk on the trails and through the native plant gardens.

WHEN 6:15 p.m. Monday

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

SCREENING: ‘VALLEY OF TEARS’

Focusing on the small agricultural South Texas town of Raymondville, one-time Barbara Kopple cinematographer Hart Perry follows the struggles of race relations in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s by recording three different confrontations between the local power elite Anglo farmers and the Hispanic farm workers.

WHEN 6 p.m. Monday

WHERE Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center, 1452 E. Madison St., Brownsville

THE ROVERS

The variety band will perform live.

WHEN 1 p.m. Monday

WHERE American Legion Loyal Service Post 37, 1305 E. Jasmine Ave., McAllen