FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Sept. 7 – Sunday, Sept. 9

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

WEEKEND

FOURTH ANNUAL SOUTH TEXAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The full festival schedule is available by visiting https://stxiff.com/stxiff-schedule.

WHEN Friday and Saturday

WHERE Edinburg Conference Center, 118 Paseo del Prado

RGV NINJA WARRIOR COMPETITION

American Ninja Warrior finalist Abel Gonzalez presents the first National Ninja League Ninja Warrior competition in the Rio Grande Valley. Age divisions include Kids, Mature Kids, Preteens, Teens, Young Adults, Pro and Masters.

WHEN 8 a.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Sunday

WHERE AXIOS Warrior Academy, 5500 Old 107 Road, Mission

COST $50 per competitor, $2.50 per spectator

FRIDAY

ART WALK

Every first Friday of the month from September to May, find several galleries open for Art Walk. Art Walk brings awareness of galleries in the Arts District, as well as unknown and known artist. Through Art Walk, McAllen paves the way for artists to express their artistic passion, increase interest in the arts, and promote awareness in appreciation of all art and culture.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE McAllen Creative Incubator, 601 N. Main St.

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

LIVE MUSIC

Lance Wolf performs.

WHEN 8:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE D’s Paradise, 107 E. Park Ave., Pharr

SUNSET YOGA IN THE PARK

The yoga program aims to provide every person with the tools to become healthier physically, mentally, and emotionally. Yoga has immense benefits that you can utilize beyond the mat. Intentional breathing relieves stress within the body and mind while the physical movement increases circulation and range of motion in a gentle and gradual way.

WHEN 7:15 p.m. Friday

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

COST $1 suggested donation

LOS HURACANES DEL NORTE

The Norteño group will perform live.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

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

COST Tickets start at $28 at ticketmaster.com

HIKES

The Austin-based band will perofrm live with DeZorah for an all-ages show.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

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

AL RAMIREZ COLLECTION EXHIBIT

Alfonso René Ramirez (1923-2009) is perhaps most remembered for serving as the first Hispanic mayor of Edinburg from 1963 to 1967. Throughout his life, however, Al Ramirez made numerous contributions to his community. A graduate of Texas A&M University and a World War II veteran, Ramirez had careers in politics as well as education and publishing.

WHEN 10 a.m. Friday

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

MARK CAVAZOS BAND

The band will perform live.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE The Alibi, 114 S. 20th St., McAllen

CARIÑO

The Tejano band will perform live.

WHEN 10 p.m. Friday

WHERE El Ranchito Night Club, 1328 S. Alamo Road, Edinburg

SIXTH ANNUAL FRIDA IN RED GROUP ART EXHIBITION

Hinovations Art Gallery will highlight National Hispanic Heritage Month in September by featuring local and international artists as they pay tribute to the historic and memorable Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, during the Fifth Annual Frida in Red Exhibition.

WHEN 6 p.m. Friday

WHERE Hinovations Art Gallery, 1009 Laurel Ave., McAllen

‘THE COWBOY AIN’T DEAD YET!’

“The Cowboy Ain’t Dead Yet!” Is one of the longest running and most successful cowboy plays ever produced

WHEN 7:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE South Padre Island Convention Center

COST $30 for adults, $10 for children 16 and under

SATURDAY

DIMEBASH 2018

The tribute to Pantera will feature Black Gooth Grin as well as AC/DC tribute band TNT.

WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday

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

COST $15 at the door, $10 presale at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3586490

NATURE TOTS

A special day 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

TAI CHI IN THE PARK

Tai Chi has positive effects on balance control, fitness and flexibility.

WHEN 8 a.m. Saturday

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

COST $1 suggested donation

TACO FEST

The battle of the best taquerias will include food trucks, music and Lucha Libre.

WHEN Noon Saturday

WHERE Mario Leal City Park, Elsa

COST Free

SATURDAY OPEN MIC NIGHT

Show talent, collaborate with others and enjoy live performances.

WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday

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

ONE NIGHT WITH CHRIS ESTRADA

The night of worship and community will include the word.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE The Edinburg Auditorium, 415 W. University Drive, Edinburg

COST Free

HUMMINGBIRD MORNING

Celebrate the birds.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

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

SATURDAY STORYTIME

The event is for all ages.

WHEN 2 p.m. Saturday

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

COST Free

MICHAEL SALGADO

The Latin Grammy-award winner will perform live.

WHEN 8:30 p.m. Saturday

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

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 a bottle of water.

WHEN 6:15 p.m. Saturday

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

COST $1 suggested donation per person

LIVE MUSIC

The lineup includes Redemption City, Spoonfed, Space Hawk, Rogues & Renegades and Archangel A.D.

WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Recuerdos BAR, 115 S. 17th St., McAllen

THE BLACKBIRDS

The Beatles tribute band will perform live.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

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

GOOD VIBES HIP HOP SHOW

Performers include Jay Cee, King Al, Bobby Flo, Lil Dill, Iggyl, Matt M. and NOVEMBER.

WHEN 6 p.m. Saturday

WHERE San Benito Community Building, 210 E. Heywood St.

COST $5

TACON MADRE COMEDY JAM

Rio Grande Valley-born comedian Raymond Orta headlines the jam, which unites laughter with music. Additional comedians slated to perform include Sonia Treviño as mistress of ceremonies, Rick Cano and Rudy Barba. Bands set to perform are Wildcat Thicket, The Roaches, Bushriders Dave, Writing Season, Rising from Ashes and Sons of Texas.

WHEN 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Pharr Events Center, 3000 N. Cage Blvd.

COST Tickets start at $20 at ticketmaster.com

SUNDAY

2018 McALLEN STAIR CLIMB

The event remembers the victims of Sept. 11, 2001.

WHEN 7:30 a.m. Sunday

WHERE Neuhaus Tower, 200 S. 10th St.

HECTOR RODRIGUEZ, GUITAR

The guitar recital by Hector Rodriguez will include music by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Ponce, Antonio José, Eduardo Martín, Guillermo Diego and Sergio Assad.

WHEN 7 p.m. Sunday

WHERE UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, Edinburg

COST Free

GONE FISHING

The National Butterfly Center hosts angler instruction for youth and adults the second Sunday of each month.

WHEN 8 a.m. Sunday

WHERE National Butterfly Center, 3333 Butterfly Park, Mission

BABY STORYTIME

Stories, signs and playtime is open for ages newborn to 18 months old and their grown-ups.

WHEN 4 p.m. Sunday

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

‘TEJANO’

“TEJANO” was filmed in the Rio Grande Valley in the winter of 2015. This is the Harlingen premiere.

WHEN 4 p.m. Sunday

WHERE Cinemark Movies 10, 629 N. 13th St., Harlingen

SUNDAY EVENING YOGA

Join yoga instructor Louie Zepeda to discover yoga’s immense benefits beyond the mat with personalized instruction and custom poses to work for any body type and skill level. Bring a yoga mat or exercise mat, an old belt or scarf, towel or small blanket and a small pillow.

WHEN 5:45 p.m. Sunday

WHERE Infinite Love, 2205 Cornerstone Blvd., Edinburg

COST Free