WEEKEND EVENTS — Friday, March 8 – Sunday, March 10

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

WEEKEND

LIVE MUSIC
Al Mikesh will perform Friday, Jolly Huntsmen Polka Band will perform Saturday and Renaissance Rockers will perform Sunday.
WHEN 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday
WHERE Riverside Club, 214 E. Chimney Road, Mission
COST No cover

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

KELLY MILLER CIRCUS
The 100-minute show is performed under the big top rain or shine and features clowns, contortionists, juggling, jump rope and more.
WHEN 6 and 8 p.m. Friday; 3, 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 3, 6 and 8 p.m. Sunday; 6 and
8 p.m. Monday
WHERE 2301 N. Cage Blvd., Pharr
COST Advanced tickets are $15 per adult and $10 per child or senior

IMPROV & TACOS AT THE TOWER
Improvisation is a form of live theater similar in style to “Whose Line is it Anyway?” The audience gets to pick the games, call out the fouls and joins on stage. The family-friendly show is preceded by tacos.
WHEN 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
WHERE ITheatre at The Tower, 120 S. Kansas Ave., Weslaco
COST $15 general admission and $20 VIP seating at www.iloveit.live

A DAY IN THE VALLEY OF DEATH VII WEEKEND
Extreme metal bands set to perform include Asada, Archangel A.D., Blast Perversion, Panteon, and The Dream of Nebiros on Friday and Kaliya, Giant of the Mountain, Spectral Manifest, Severance and Heaven Holocaust on Saturday.
WHEN 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday
WHERE Hop Shop, 923 S. 7th St., Harlingen
COST Advance weekend pass is $20 at https://thedreadlair.bigcartel.com/

FRIDAY 

JUKEBOX HEROES
The band will perform live.
WHEN 10 p.m. Friday
WHERE Bourbon St Grill, 4800 N. 10th St., McAllen

THE HOT RODZ
The band performs ’80s, classic rock and country music.
WHEN 8 p.m. Friday
WHERE Whistling Duck, 1603 E. Griffin Parkway, Mission

LOST PUPPIES
The rock band will perform live.
WHEN 9 p.m. Friday
WHERE Bourbon St Grill, 4800 N. 10th St., McAllen

BIKING AT THE REFUGE
Take a leisurely ride. Biking is allowed by permit, which are free.
WHEN 6:30 p.m. Friday
WHERE Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, 3325 Green Jay Ave., Alamo

BUTTERFLY/DRAGONFLY WALKS
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide. The walk is suitable for all ages. About 300 species of butterflies and about 100 species of dragonflies make South Texas their home, many of which are found nowhere else in North America. Binoculars, closed shoes and a hat are suggested for participants.
WHEN 1:30 p.m. Friday
WHERE Estero Llano Grande State Park, 154 Lakeview Drive, Weslaco

SATURDAY

DREAMS
The event is a day of music and art and will include performances by DEZORAH, Katzú Oso (pictured above), Stef Chura, The Red Pears, SUPER, Yruama, Gustaf, pecas, CAT-ion and TV FLESH. All ages are welcome.
WHEN 5 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Yerberia Cultura, 613 S. 17th St., McAllen
COST Tickets start at $10

SIZZLING IN THE TROPICS
The annual barbecue cook-off hosted by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and H-E-B will feature 30 teams, a beverage garden, live music and a classic car show.
WHEN Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday
WHERE McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave., McAllen
COST $20

MIKE SALAZAR
The Spanish-language comedian will perform live.
WHEN 9:30 p.m. Saturday
WHERE McAllen Performing Arts Center, 801 Convention Center Blvd.
COST Tickets start at $50 at ticketmaster.com

ALICAT CRASH
The band performs ’80s rock.
WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Spaugy’s Ice House, 815 N. Francisco Ave., Mission

JAIME DE ANDA
After a recent split from Los Chamacos, the solo artist will perform live.
WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Prim’s Place Live, 741 Main St., Alamo
COST $20

KIDS SUPER SATURDAY
The event includes art, chess and Spanish classes for children ages 4 and up.
WHEN 10:30 a.m. Saturday
WHERE Young Masters Art & Chess Academy, 2217 N. 10th St., McAllen

SERGEI TELESHEV
The internationally-acclaimed accordion player performs works by Bach, Piazzolla, Tchaikovsky and more. He was classically trained at the Academy of Music in Voronezh, Russia, and has won many regional and international accordion competitions.
WHEN 7:30 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Harlingen Municipal Auditorium, 1204 Fair Park Blvd., Harlingen
COST Call (956) 216-5990 for ticket information

TAI CHI UNDER THE OAKS
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

TRIPPIE REDD
The artist will perform as part of Spring Break at South Padre Island.
WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Clayton’s Beach Bar, 6900 Padre Blvd., SPI

SUNDAY

SABROSONICO
The Monterrey, Mexico-based band will perform live with NurryDog, Esamipau, Maria y Jose, Alexxxandrina, Los Vibes, Flacucho, Queenkillahbee and more. The is an all-ages show and the venue is animal friendly.
WHEN 4 p.m. Sunday
WHERE The Yard, 401 S. 17th St., McAllen
COST Free

PITY PARTY AND ACID TONGUE
Pity Party, an emo pop-punk band from Oakland, and Acid Tongue, a garage rock band influenced by soul, folk and psychedelic rock, will perform. Joining the bill are Fantastico and Lunar Heart. This is an all-ages show.
WHEN 8 p.m. Sunday
WHERE Yerberia Cultura, 613 S. 17th St., McAllen
COST $6

SUNDAY FUNDAY
The concert event will feature Oakland-based band Wander, as well as GLARE, Grayson and Heavy Hugs.
WHEN 5 p.m. Sunday
WHERE A Bunny Product, 1001 E. Expressway 83, Pharr
COST $5

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

GONE FISHING
The National Butterfly Center is now hosting angler instruction for youth and adults the second Sunday of each month. Come experience the beauty and rich biodiversity of the Rio Grande River. The usual entry fees to the National Butterfly Center apply and anyone 18 years of age or older must have a valid Texas fishing license to be able to participate.
WHEN 8 a.m. Sunday
WHERE National Butterfly Center, 3333 Butterfly Park Drive, Mission

SUNDAY SPEAKER SERIES
Deval “Pino” Shah will present “Architecture of The Lower Rio Grande Valley Photography Project & McAllen Architecture: A Visual Journey.”
WHEN 2 p.m. Sunday
WHERE Museum of South Texas History, 200 N. Closner Blvd., Edinburg

WORLD BIRDING CENTER BIRD WALKS
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park, finding as many species of birds as possible.
WHEN 8:30 a.m. Sunday
WHERE Estero Llano Grande State Park, 154 Lakeview Drive, Weslaco

BABY STORYTIME
Little ones will participate in playtime, signs and storytime. Designed for babies ages newborn to 18 months old.
WHEN 4 p.m. Sunday
WHERE McAllen Public Library, 4001 N. 23rd St., McAllen

STEVE AOKI

The electro house musician will perform live.

WHEN 8 p.m. Sunday

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

COST $45 at https://www.rgvevents.net/event/steve-aoki/1478