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WEEKEND

‘WILLY WONKA JR.’

All Star Theatre presents the All Star Kids Club’s production.

WHEN 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday

WHERE McAllen Performing Arts Center, 801 Convention Center Blvd., McAllen

COST Tickets start at $10 at ticketmaster.com

SPLASH SOUTH PADRE 2019

The annual LGBTQ celebration hosts the only Pride beach parade in Texas, and features special guests, concerts and pool parties. This year will include a tribute to Freddie Mercury, performed by “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” star Brian Justin Crum. For the full schedule, visit www.splashsouthpadre.com.

WHEN Friday to Sunday

WHERE South Padre Island

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD WORKOUT

Join a Town Lake staff member for a 30-minute workout on a paddleboard.

WHEN Noon Saturday and Sunday

WHERE Town Lake at Fireman’s Park, 201 N. First 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. First St., McAllen

COST Rentals start at $10

FRIDAY

ART AND MUSIC

Musical performers will include Dr. Moonrabbit, Cartel Baby, Sick Rick, E-MC, South Side Baby, Yung Grim, TV Flesh and the South Texas Kutters. Artists will include Minddripp apparel, Moongypsy, Jacqueline Reed, and Gabrielle Ramirez. La Parilla Boracha will be the food option. All ages are permitted.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

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

COST $5

UTRGV WIND ORCHESTRA

The performance is part of the Student Ensemble Series.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE UTRGV Performing Arts Complex

COST $5 general admission

ROTARY CRAWFISH BOIL

The 28th annual event will feature music by Randy Rogers Band, Gary P. Nunn and the Powell Brothers.

WHEN 6:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE Las Palmas Race Park, 9809 N. Taylor Road, Mission

COST $75 at thecrawfishboil.com

RAMON AYALA

The king of the accordion will perform live, as well as Los Tigrillos and Astros de China.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE Buchanans Bar & Grill, 528 N. Bentsen Road, Palmview

COST Tickets start at $30

MR. LATIN

The entertainer will present live music weekly.

WHEN 6 p.m. Friday

WHERE La Casa del Taco, 1100 W. Houston Ave., McAllen

COST No cover

FRIDAY NIGHT HIKE

The hour-long event will slowly cover about 1/2 mile of trails, carefully and quietly looking for spiders, bats, frogs, toads, scorpions, and nocturnal birds. All ages and strollers are welcome.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

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

COST $1 suggested donation

HARLINGEN ART NIGHT

The event highlights local art, artists, murals and merchants and includes an outdoor stage featuring local musicians. The event is held the last Friday of each month.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE Downtown Harlingen

956 TOP TEN LIST

The fastest street racers are invited to run the track for a chance to win $500.

WHEN 7:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE Edinburg Motorsports Park, 15920 N. Expressway 281, Edinburg

COST Free

SIP & STRUM

Learn to play the ukulele while drinking an adult beverage.

WHEN 8:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE Rio Brewing Co, 602 E. Main St., Rio Grande City

COST $20 at squareup.com

SATURDAY

CHORAL SPRING CONCERT

The UTRGV University Choirc will presents its final concert of the season, which is an A Cappella performance.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, Edinburg

COST $5 general admission

DIA DE LOS NINOS

The celebration will include storytelling, crafts, activities, giveaways, popcorn and a special performance.

WHEN 11 a.m. Saturday

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

MISSION ARTS FESTIVAL

The city-wide festival celebrating local artists will be hosted by multiple businesses, including 5×5 Brewery, The Bryan House, Upper Valley Art League, The Tea Room, The Loretto Bistro, Monarcha’s (inside Renee’s of Sharyland), Black Iris, Your Sweets By Kacy and more. For complete information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Mission-Arts-Festival-1957520007884217.

WHEN 9 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Mission

24-HOUR FILM DASH

The 11th annual Cinesol event challenges teams to create a digital film with five specific elements in a 24-hour time period. For full rules, visit www.cinesol.com.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

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

DOGGIE DAY AT THE POOL

Dogs and their owners are invited. Proof of current rabies vaccinations are required.

WHEN 11 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Los Encinos Pool, 3300 Sarah Ave., McAllen

COST $1 per person, $2 per dog

NATURE WALK

Urban Ecologist John Brush will lead a walk to explore the birds of the Rio Grande Valley.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán, 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

COST $3 per adult, $2 per child or senior, free for ages 2 and under

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 McAllenNatureCenter, 4101 U.S. Business 83, McAllen

COST $1 suggested donation

Q2 PARK & POUR CAR SHOW

Awards will be given for best in show, best car, best truck and best motorcycle.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

WHERE 5×5 Brewing Co., 801 N. Bryan Road, Mission

COST Free

TACOS & TACONES MERCADO

The Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas RGV Chapter hosts the second annual event, including vendors, food and refreshments, a silent auction and door prizes.

WHEN 9 a.m. Saturday

WHERE CFC Hall, 2201 Trenton Road, McAllen

COST $5 per person

RGV JAZZ FESTIVAL

The 19th annual event will be held.

WHEN 7:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Performing Arts Center, 3217 Wilson Road, Harlingen

COST Free

SPECTACULAR SATURDAY

The EWBC opens free on the last Saturday of the month. The event features puzzles, crafts and games. This month’s theme is Winged Wonders. Binoculars, Children’s Garden Play Sets and Junior Ranger Field Pack rentals are available free with photo ID.

WHEN 9 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center, 714 S. Raul Longoria Road, Edinburg

SUNSET NATURE WALK

Join a staff naturalist for a 1-mile walk on the trails to learn about birds, bugs, plants, and whatever else crosses the path.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

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

BIRD WALK AND POTLUCK

The Lower Rio Grande Valley Sierra Club hosts the event.

WHEN 11 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Frontera Audubon, 1101 S. Texas Blvd., Weslaco

A NIGHT IN THE COSMOS

The astrological dance party will feature Chulita Vinyl Club. Dress as your favorite Zodiac sign.

WHEN 9:30 p.m. Saturday

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

COST $5 per person for those who don’t dress up

WE CAN BE HEROES

Music will be performed by We Can Be Heroes, Andy Goss, Sonic Boom and Kristina Rev. The event serves as a Comic Con afterparty.

WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday

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

COST $5 at the door, free with Comic Con pass

SUNDAY

FAMILY SUNDAY FUNDAY

Admission is free for all ages courtesy of H-E-B Tournament of Champions.

WHEN 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday

WHERE International Museum of Art & Science, 1900 W. Nolana Ave., McAllen

COST Free

ROCK & METAL UNCENSORED

Performers include Katrina Lynn, Red Hour, The Kleptos, Sycosis, Ernest G and Pillowsnake.

WHEN 10 p.m. Sunday

WHERE The Flying Walrus, 204 S. 17th St., McAllen

COST No cover

UTRGV WIND ORCHESTRA

The event is part of the Student Ensemble Series.

WHEN 5 p.m. Sunday

WHERE TSC Performing Arts Center, Brownsville

COST $5 general admission

ART IN THE PARK

A staf member will lead an arts and craft activity weekly.

WHEN 7 p.m. Sunday

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

SUNDAY SPEAKER SERIES

Founded in 1970, the Colegio Jacinto Treviño, the first Mexican-American college, was the culmination of the combined efforts of a group of Rio Grande Valley and South Texas student activists. “Singing Resistance at the Colegio Jacinto Treviño,” a presentation featuring Derek Xavier Garcia, will focus on the naming of the college after a local folklore hero.

WHEN 2 p.m. Sunday

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