Weekend Events — Friday, March 22 – Sunday, March 24

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WEEKEND

PATRONAFEST 2019
The festival will feature live music by Los Chachorros de Juan Villarreal, La Fortaleza, Alegria de Corazon, La Gran Herencia de Javier Rio Jr. as well as carnival, refreshments, a Lucha Libre show and more.
WHEN 1 to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday
WHERE 1111 S. Main St., Peñitas

LIVE MUSIC
Curt James will perform Friday. Riverside Band 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

‘THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE’
Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy embark on a magical mystery tour to the Land of Narnia through the wardrobe. While there, they encounter the wicked White Witch, representing the forces of evil, and the King of Beasts, Aslan the Lion, representing all that is good and right.
WHEN 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday
WHERE Camile Playhouse, 1 Dean Porter Park, Brownsville
COST Tickets start at $10 at www.camilleplayhouse.net

RIO GRANDE VALLEY HOME AND GARDEN SHOW
Animal Planet’s “Tanked” stars Wayde King and Brett Raymer will be among the celebrities appearing during the event geared toward house and landscaping projects.
WHEN 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
WHERE McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd., McAllen
COST $7 per adult, $6 per senior ages 65 and older or retired military, free for first responders, active military and ages 16 and under

FRIDAY

McALLEN FOOD PARK UNPLUGGED
Just The 2 Of Us will perform live.
WHEN 8 p.m. Friday
WHERE 10 N. Broadway St.

IL DIVO
The classical crossover vocal group will perform as part of its Timeless Tour.
WHEN 8:30 p.m. Friday
WHERE McAllen Performing Arts Center, 801 Convention Center Blvd.
COST Tickets start at $55 at ticketmaster.com

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT
The STC Music Department will present the performance.
WHEN 7:30 p.m. Friday
WHERE STC Cooper Center, 3200 Pecan Blvd., McAllen

BUTTERFLY/DRAGONFLY WALKS
Observe and identify butterflies and dragonflies on a leisurely hike led by a knowledgeable guide and suitable for all ages.
WHEN 1:30 p.m. Friday
WHERE Estero Llano Grande State Park, 154 Lakeview Drive, Weslaco
COST Free with park admission

BIRDING VAN TOURS
Volunteers lead a tour of the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge by van. Reservations are required.
WHEN 1:30 p.m. Friday
WHERE 3325 Green Jay Road, Alamo

SATURDAY

SENSORY SATURDAY
Children can enjoy various experiences at their own pace with unique learning tools. Best for ages 3 and older.
WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday
WHERE McAllen Public Library, 4001 N. 23rd St., McAllen

WORLD WATER DAY
Discover the importance of water and water conservation in the community. Activities include exploring watersheds, sampling water, cleaning up an oil spill, painting with watercolors and more.
WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday
WHERE International Museum of Art and Science, 1900 W. Nolana Ave., McAllen
COST Included with general admission

TAI CHI IN THE PARK
Tai Chi has positive effects on balance control, fitness and flexibility. Elderly and people with disabilities can also work within their limits.
WHEN 8 a.m. Saturday
WHERE McAllen Nature Center, 4101 U.S. Business 83, McAllen
COST $1 suggested donation

LOCAL AUTHOR MEET AND GREET
Talk to Gabriel H. Sanchez and learn about the books he has written as well as his personal journey to becoming a published author.
WHEN 3 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Pharr Memorial Library, 121 E. Cherokee Ave., Pharr

UTRGV JAZZ COMBO
The performance is part of the Student Ensemble Series.
WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday
WHERE UTRGV Performing Arts Complex
COST $5 general admission

THE HOMETOWN BOYS
The band will perform live, with opening acts Rene Olvera y Grupo Extremo.
WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Outta Town Dance Hall, 204 Elida St., Mission
COST $25 at the door

2019 WEATHER FESTIVAL
The event features weather games and activities, a weather balloon and the opportunity to meet with the staff. Door prizes will be awarded.
WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday
WHERE U.S. National Weather Service, 20 S. Vermillion Ave., Brownsville
COST Free

CONJUNTO FESTIVAL
The event will include performances by Retoño as well as students from Palmview High School, La Joya High School, Juarez Lincoln High School, San Benito High School and Los Fresnos High School.
WHEN 5:30 p.m. Saturday
WHERE 3901 N. La Homa Road, Mission
COST Free

UNA NOCHE ROCK EN ESPAÑOL
Bands include The Mario Mora Project, Arzalez, Monstruo Bohemio and Karma Personal.
WHEN 10 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Yerberia Cultura, 613 S. 17th St., McAllen

LIVE MUSIC
Performers include rockers Jacob Jenni, The Kleptos, The Adult Kids! and The Vennz.
WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday
WHERE Sauce House, 216 Sunset Drive, San Juan

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

INTRO TO POI
Poi is a term used to describe a performance art and the equipment used to perform the art. It originated with the Maori people of New Zealand. The art involves swinging tethered weights in a variety of rhythmical and geometrical patterns. Poi can be made from different materials, handles, weights, and effects (such as LED lights).
WHEN 11 a.m. Saturday
WHERE McAllen Nature Center, 4101 U.S. Business 83, McAllen
COST $1 suggested donation

NATURE TECH: USING eBIRD AND iNATURALIST
Learn how to use eBird to its full potential. eBird is a real time, online checklist program and scientific database where the birding community can access reports and information about birds. Using eBird, one can record the birds they see, keep track of a bird list, learn what birding Hot Spots are in the area and what birds are being seen there, and contribute to science and conservation.
WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday
WHERE Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, 3325 Green Jay Ave., Alamo

SUNDAY

BIRD WALKS
All ages and skill-levels are welcome on this two-hour tour of the park to find as many species of birds as possible. Meet on the deck just outside the Visitor Center Park Store.
WHEN 8:30 a.m. Sunday
WHERE Estero Llano Grande State Park, 154 Lakeview Drive, Weslaco
COST $5 per adult, free for children

SUNDAY SPEAKER SERIES
Yolanda Zarate, a local researcher, will present “History of Spanish and Mexican Land Grants in Texas.” Her presentation will address the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and more.
WHEN 2 p.m. Sunday
WHERE Museum of South Texas History, 200 N. Closner Blvd., Edinburg
COST $8 per adult, $6 per senior

LAZER HOG ANNIVERSARY SHOW
The band will celebrate the five-year anniversary of its EP, along with bands Wizard Wolf/Mago Lobo, The Death Creeps, iPartying!, Worst Behavior, Pride and Reinforce.
WHEN 10 p.m. Sunday
WHERE The Flying Walrus, 204 S. 17th St., McAllen