WEEKEND

ALEGRÍA 2019

Ballet Folklórico UTRGV performs in its annual event.
WHEN 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
WHERE Rio Grande Valley Performing Arts Complex
COST $15 per adult, $10 per student or senior and $5 per child

WILLIE J LAWS
The band’s sound is Texas roots, funk and jazz-influenced bass patterns.
WHEN 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
WHERE The Centennial Club, 1410 Austin Ave., McAllen
COST $15

33RD ANNUAL ALL VALLEY BOAT SHOW
The show presents a chance to view, to learn and to purchase a variety of boats, equipment, clothing and accessories
WHEN Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday
WHERE McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd.
COST $9 per adult, $8 veterans and active military, and children 12 and under are free

THE KELLY MILLER CIRCUS
The show features clowns, firebreathers and more.
WHEN 6 and 8 p.m. Friday, 3, 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3, 6 and 8 p.m. Sunday and 6 and 8 p.m. Monday
WHERE Valle Vista Mall, 202 S. Expressway 83 in Harlingen
COST $20 per adult, $15 for children and seniors

‘THE KITCHEN WITCHES’
The live theater production focuses on Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle, two “mature” cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called The Kitchen Witches, the insults are flung harder than the food.
WHEN 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday
WHERE iTheatre at The Tower, 120 S. Kansas Ave., Weslaco
COST $10 general admission, $15 preferred seating

BATTLE BY THE RIO
The battle of the bands competition features cash prizes and food.
WHEN Saturday and Sunday
WHERE The District Hidalgo, 902 S. 2nd St., Hidalgo
COST Free

CIRCUS SAURUS
Carson & Barnes Circus presents its prehistoric show under the big top featuring a trio of Deinonychus and endangered Asian elephants.
WHEN 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and
8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m.,
5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday;
6 p.m. Monday
WHERE 3401 W. Expressway 83 in McAllen
COST Tickets start at $16 per adult and $6 per child on www.bigtopshow.com

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

FRIDAY

GIBBS THE COMEGICIAN
The comedian will perform as well as special guests Nico Adjemian and Rick Cano and host Mario Superstar Salazar.
WHEN 8 p.m. Friday
WHERE London Grill & Tavern, 129 E. Nolana Ave., McAllen
COST $5 presale

RIVERSIDE BAND
The band will perform live. Have you ever seen the same dude or gal every weekend and said hello to them but you don’t know their name? No worries, this Friday we’ll be hosting a “HELLO MY NAME IS” Night. We’ll provide the stickers and a sharpie.
WHEN 10 p.m. Friday
WHERE Rio Brewing Co., 602 E. Main St., Rio Grande City

FRIDAY BIRD & NATURE WALK
Join a staff naturalist for a 1-mile walk to explore birds, butterflies, plants, and whatever else happens to cross our path. To date, 225 species of birds have been documented onsite. Loaner binoculars are available free of charge. No experience is necessary.
WHEN 8:30 a.m. Friday
WHERE McAllen Nature Center, 4101 U.S. Business 83, McAllen
COST $1 suggested donation

BIKING AT THE REFUGE
Bring your bike for a leisurely ride on the refuge. Biking is allowed by permit only (permits are free) Thursday through Sundays from sunrise to sunset.
WHEN 8 a.m. Friday
WHERE Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, 3325 Green Jay Road, Alamo

SATURDAY

UTRGV BASEBALL FAN APPRECIATION DAY
To celebrate, Matt Castillo & The Herdsmen will perform, followed by an Orange and Grey scrimmage.
WHEN Noon Saturday
WHERE UTRGV Baseball Stadium, Edinburg
COST $1 per person

ARMADILLO COUNTRY BALL
The fundraiser to benefit St. Matthew’s Episcopal School will include a barbecue dinner, live music, auctions and more.
WHEN 6 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Museum of South Texas History, 200 N. Closner Blvd., Edinburg
COST $100 per person

OMAR CHAPARRO
The Mexican actor, comedian, TV host, media personality and singer will perform live.
WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday
WHERE McAllen Performing Arts Center, 801 Convention Center Blvd.
COST Tickets start at $45 at ticketmaster.com

LED ZEPPELIN TRIBUTE
Cobras & Saints will perform live.
WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Cine El Rey, 311 S. 17th St., McAllen

MESSAGES OF PEACE
The spiritually-uplifting workshop is facilitated by Lauren C. Granger, M.A., an author of a set of books called The Now Series. She shares her process to meditating to connect to spirit and about writing her journals as to share messages with everyone. Part of the workshop will have interactivity.
WHEN 1 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Infinite Love, 2205 Cornerstone Blvd., Edinburg
COST $11 suggested love offering

PUPPY LOVE GALA
Guests will enjoy dinner, drinks, and a chance to bid on spectacular items in our live and online auction. Guests will also be able to participate in the Pick of the Litter Raffle, which includes specialty items.
WHEN 6 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Palm Valley Animal Center, 2501 W. Trenton Road, Edinburg
COST Visit https://pvactx.org/puppylove/ to register to bid in online auction

JAY PEREZ AND THE BAND
The band will perform live with opening act Jesse Flores y Eskandalo.
WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Outta Town Dance Hall, 204 Elida St., Mission

CHISOLM TRAIL FESTIVAL
The family-friendly event will include music, food, drinks, a barbecue cook-off and a 5K run. Headliners include Los Palominos and Space Rockers.
WHEN 2 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Altas Palmas Baseball Park, Donna

GLITTERER
The artist also known as Ned Russin will perform in addition to ZEEL + GLARE. The show is open to all ages.
WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Yerberia Cultura, 613 S. 17th St., McAllen

MORNING YOGA
Bring a yoga or exercise mat and water, and enjoy the benefits of intentional breathing.
WHEN 9:30 a.m. Saturday
WHERE McAllen Nature Center, 4101 U.S. Business 83
COST $1 suggested donation

SONORA MAKALENA
The band will perform live.
WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday
WHERE El Ranchito Night Club, 1328 S. Alamo Road, Edinburg

SUNDAY

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

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

SUNDAY SPEAKER SERIES
This week’s program is “Frontier Times from Bandera to the RGV” and will feature speaker René Ballesteros, who will highligh the pages of the Frontier Times Magazine and connect the tales of rebellion and hardships between Bandera and the Rio Grande Valley.
WHEN 2 p.m. Sunday
WHERE Museum of South Texas History, 200 N. Closner Blvd., Edinburg
COST General admission

JAZZ STORYTIME
Celebrate Black History Month with a special family storytime. All ages are invited to share in stories, songs and a craft to salute jazz music.
WHEN 2 p.m. Sunday
WHERE McAllen Public Library, 4001 N. 23rd St.