Weekend Events — Friday, Jan. 18 – Sunday, Jan. 20

Weekend events

WEEKEND

‘NEWSIES: THE MUSICAL’
The McAllen High School Choir and Theatre students unite to present the performance. “Newsies” tells the story of the Newsboys Strike of 1899. It is based on the book by Harvey Fierstein with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman. It was originally produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions.
WHEN 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday
WHERE McAllen High School auditorium, 2021 La Vista Ave.
COST $7 at the door

‘ANYTHING GOES’
McAllen James “Nikki” Rowe High School students will present the musical. It was first produced in 1934 with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story centers on several characters as they travel an ocean liner from New York to London. Rowe’s production is by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.
WHEN 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 7 p.m. Jan. 21, 22, 25 and 3 p.m. Jan. 26
WHERE McAllen Rowe High School auditorium, 2101 N. Ware Road
COST $14 general admission

‘JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.’
Rafael Cantu Junior High School Cavalier Theatre will present the story of James, who discovers a magic potion that grows a giant peach. He then befriends a collection of singing insects who join him on his ride across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks, and plenty of disagreements along the way.
WHEN 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday
WHERE Cavalier Theatre, 700 E. 2 Mile, Mission
COST $7 general admission, and $5 per senior and student with ID

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD WORKOUT
Join a Town Lake staff member for a 30-minute workout on a paddleboard. No experience is necessary.
WHEN Noon Saturday and Sunday
WHERE Town Lake at Fireman’s Park, 201 N. 1st St., McAllen

BOAT & FISH TOWN LAKE
Pedal boat, kayak or stand-up paddleboard on Town Lake. Bring your own or rent.
WHEN Noon Saturday and Sunday
WHERE Town Lake at Fireman’s Park, 201 N. 1st St., McAllen
COST Rentals start at $10

JOHN MILTON
The McAllen-based and internationally known hypnotist will perform live Spanish-language shows.
WHEN McAllen Performing Arts Center, 801 Convention Center Blvd.
WHERE 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday
COST Tickets start at $25 at ticketmaster.com

FRIDAY

SUNNY SWEENEY
The country musician will perform live.
WHEN 8 p.m. Friday
WHERE Hillbilly’s, 6000 N. 10th St., McAllen
COST $15 at eventbrite.com; seating first come first serve

MR. LATIN
The entertainer will present live music and karaoke weekly.
WHEN 7 p.m. Friday
WHERE La Casa del Taco, 1100 W. Houston Ave., McAllen
COST No cover

80s NIGHT
Attendees wearing their ’80s garb can enter a contest.
WHEN 10 p.m. Friday
WHERE Stokelys Cigar Bar, 2260 S. Highway Business 281, Edinburg

MARIACHI CONCERT AT THE BASILICA
Middle and high school mariachi groups from across the Rio Grande Valley will perform.
WHEN 7 p.m. Friday
WHERE Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan Del Valle, 400 N. Virgen de San Juan, San Juan
COST $5 per person

McALLEN FOOD PARK UNPLUGGED
Walker and Platt of Johnny Walker & the Blue Labels will perform.
WHEN 8 p.m. Friday
WHERE McAllen Food Park, 10 N. Broadway St.

DRIVE IN NIGHTS
The event will include food trucks and the 2014 film “Need for Speed” starring Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper. Parking open at 6:30 p.m. Audio tuned in through FM radio.
WHEN 7:30 p.m. Friday
WHERE McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd.
COST Free

LOS SURFVIVERS
The local band will perform surf and reggae sounds live.
WHEN 4 p.m. Friday
WHERE 5×5 Brewing Co., 801 N. Bryan Road, Mission

KIKKER DADDY LEGACY
The band, celebrating the legacy of Country Roland Sr., will perform live.
WHEN 10 p.m. Friday
WHERE Mustang Lounge Night Club, 3610 E. Expressway 83, Weslaco
COST $5 cover

BIRD & NATURE WALK
Join a staff naturalist for a 1-mile walk to explore birds, butterflies, plants and more.
WHEN 8:30 a.m. Friday
WHERE McAllen Nature Center, 4101 U.S. Business 83
COST $1 suggested donation

SUEÑO TEJANO/TEXAS DREAM
The band will perform live.
WHEN 8 p.m. Friday
WHERE VFW Post 10802, 502 W. Hooks Ave., Donna

HISTORY OF QUINTA
Tour one of the largest adobe homes in the state of Texas.
WHEN 10 a.m. Friday
WHERE Quinta Mazatlán World Birding Center, 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

BIRD WALKS
Volunteers Mark and Joanie and John and Sue lead birding walks along the refuge for all experience levels.
WHEN 8:30 a.m. Friday
WHERE Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, 3325 Green Jay Road, Alamo

IN SIX DAYS
The band will perform an acoustic set live.
WHEN 7 p.m. Friday
WHERE Frankie Flav’z, 115 E. Harrison, Harlingen

SATURDAY

AUTHOR MEET & GREET WITH DAVID BOWLES
The award-winning author will read from his latest book “Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky.”
WHEN 2 p.m. Saturday
WHERE The Storybook Garden, 260 S. Texas Blvd., Weslaco
COST Free

ROCK SHOW
The event will include performances by Neverhigh, Moon Rabbit and The Shakes.
WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Roosevelt’s at 7, 821 N. Main St., McAllen
COST No cover

MOVIES AT THE PARK
The event will include a screening of “Small Foot.” Weather permitting. Attendees may bring their own snacks; no alcohol or tobacco.
WHEN 6 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Dr. William Long City/School Park, 1000 E. Eldora Road, Pharr.
COST Free

LOS UNICOS
The band will perform live with special guests Oscar G & Valley Express.
WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Outta Town Dance Hall, 204 Elida St., Mission

80s ROCK
AliCat Crash will perform live.
WHEN 10 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Simon Sez, 2007 Orchid Ave., McAllen

NOODLEFEST 3
Noodlefest is a food festival that pairs the most prestigious noodle eaters with some of the best up and coming musicians across the great state of Texas. Musical performers include A.M. feelgood, Abelia, Grayson, Catbamboo, Granit Hands, Adversity Breeds Malice, Benchmark and Dellar Coor. All ages welcome.
WHEN 6 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Yerberia Cultura, 613 S. 17th St., McAllen
COST $12 at the door

PARK AND POUR
The event, in association with Automotive Innovation & Restoration, will include awards for best car, truck, motorcycle and overall. Charlie Garcia will perform.
WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday
WHERE 5×5 Brewing Co., 801 N. Bryan Road, Mission

TAI CHI UNDER THE OAKS
Tai Chi has positive effects on balance control, fitness and flexibility.
WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday
WHERE McAllen Nature Center, 4101 U.S. Business 83, McAllen
COST $1 suggested donation

KIDS SUPER SATURDAYS
Art, Chess and Spanish classes are offered for children ages 4 and up, including teenagers.
WHEN 10:30 a.m.
Saturday
WHERE Young Masters Art & Chess Academy, 2217 N. 10th St., McAllen

MORNING YOGA
The yoga program is designed to provide all attendees, despite activity level, with the benefits of yoga practice.
WHEN 9:30 a.m. Saturday
WHERE McAllen Nature Center, 4101 U.S. Business 83, McAllen
COST $1 suggested donation

WORLD BIRDING CENTER WALKS
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on the two-hour tour of the park to find as many species of birds as possible. More than 300 species of birds identified have been identified in the park.
WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday
WHERE Estero Llano Grande State Park, 154 Lakeview Drive Suite A, Weslaco
COST $5 per adult

SATURDAY SAFARI
“Top Zoo Chef” is the theme of the weekly feature. Help feed some of the zoo’s animals after learning what they eat. Included in each class are a zoo tour, arts & crafts, animal encounter and snacks. Pre-registration is required by calling (956) 548-9453 or emailing educ@gpz.org.
WHEN 1 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Gladys Porter Zoo, 500 Ringgold St., Brownsville
COST $15 per person

SUNDAY

FOREST BATHING
The form of nature meditation (shinrin-yoku) is suitable for any level of
fitness and can be done anywhere there are trees. Adults and mature children are welcome.
WHEN 9:30 a.m. Sunday
WHERE McAllen Nature Center, 4101 U.S. Business 83

WORLD BIRDING CENTER WALKS
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on the two-hour tour of the park 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, 154 Lakeview Drive, Weslaco
COST $5 per adult

RENAISSANCE ROCKERS
The band will perform live.
WHEN 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday
WHERE Riverside Club, 214 E. Chimney Road, Mission
COST No cover

STEAMWORKS: ON ICE
The program is a fun, hands-on workshop for children in third through fifth grades.
WHEN 2 p.m. Sunday
WHERE McAllen Public Library, 4001 N. 23rd St.

BIRD WALKS
Volunteers Mark and Joanie and John and Sue lead birding walks along the refuge for all experience levels.
WHEN 8:30 a.m. Sunday
WHERE Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, 3325 Green Jay Road, Alamo

BABY STORYTIME
The event includes stories, signs and playtime for ages infant to 18 months and their grown-ups.
WHEN 4 p.m. Sunday
WHERE McAllen Public Library, 4001 N. 23rd St.