WEEKEND EVENTS — Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19

WEEKEND

‘YERMA’

Edinburg Community Theater will present its first theatrical presentation, a “tragic poem” about a childless woman in rural Spain.

WHEN 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday

WHERE Edinburg Municipal Auditorium, 415 W. University Drive, Edinburg

COST Free; ticket reservations at eventbrite.com

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

PERFECT WEATHER

The indie/emo band will perform an EP release show, along with Kingsway, Grayson, and Primrose. This is an all-ages show.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

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

COST Free

LOS VIEJONES DE LINARES

The norteño band will perform live, as well as Grupo Naval.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE Yacht Club/Los Rieles, 400 W. Nolana Ave., McAllen

COST $10 at eventbrite.com

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

Bring a flashlight, bug spray and spend an hour looking for spiders, bats, frogs, toads and more.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

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

COST $1 suggested donation

HISTORY TOUR

Tour one of the largest adobe homes in the state  of Texas. Hear the colorful tales of the families that lived at the home before the city of McAllen opened it in 2006 as a mansion with a mission.

WHEN 10 a.m. Friday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán World Birding Center, 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

SATURDAY

A NIGHT AT THE BRODEO

South Texas Metalcore band Scarlett O’Hara will perform live along with Whiskey D. The show is a celebration of the band’s album “Welcome Back to the Brodeo.”

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

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

COST Free

HOG WADDLE COUNTRY CONCERT AND COOK-OFF

The second annual event will feature a family friendly day of food, craft vendors, games, activities and a concert featuring David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales, The Powell Brothers, Bo Garza, Drew & The Dancehall Dreamers and Lauren Corzine. The event seeks to encourage tourism in San Benito.

WHEN 4 p.m. Saturday

WHERE San Benito Fairgrounds, 551 Cesar Gonzalez Parkway, San Benito

COST $5 per person, ages 10 and under free

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

LA MAFIA

The Tejaño band will perform live, along with Atrapado and Lucky Joe.

WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Buchanans Bar & Grill, 528 N. Bentsen Palm Drive, Palmview

COST $35

SONGBIRD STROLL WITH MOM

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

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán World Birding Center, 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

COST $3 per adult, $2 per child and senior

UNITED COLLECTORS EXPO

The event will include vendors, artists, cosplayers, auctions, door prizes, music and food.

WHEN Noon Saturday

WHERE Edinburg Activity Center, 123 E. Palm Drive

COST $2 per person, ages 12 and under free

LEGO CLUB

The event includes challenges and activities for all ages.

WHEN 2 p.m. Saturday

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

SUNSET NATURE WALK

A staff naturalist will lead a one-mile walk on the trails to learning about birds, bugs, plants, and more.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

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

‘ONCE UPON A MATTRESS’

Central Middle School Theatre presents the one-hour version of the classic musical.

WHEN 2:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Weslaco ISD Performing Arts Center, 471 E. Sixth St., Weslaco

COST $5 per person at the door

CREATURE FEATURE

The May theme is Magnificent Mammals: Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores and Invasive Species.

WHEN 1:30 p.m. and

3:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán, 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

COST $3

LA PULGUITA NOCTURNA VOL. III

Bands set to perform include The Skajects, Los De Esta Noche, Monstruo Bohemio and Dr. Moon Rabbit.

WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday

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

COST $6 cover

MOREON & BAFFA

The techno duo will perform live.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

WHERE The Side Room, 323 S. 17th St., McAllen

NATURE TOTS

Children will be searching, sorting, comparing and planting their own seeds to take home and watch grow.

WHEN 10 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán, 600 Sunset Drive, 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.

WHEN 11 a.m. Saturday

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

NATURE WALKS

Urban ecologist John Brush leads an exploration of the center in search of whatever crosses the path.

WHEN 8:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Quinta Mazatlán, 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen

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

LIVE MUSIC

Live country music is offered weekly.

WHEN 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday

WHEN Riverside Club, 214 E. Chimney Road, Mission

COST No cover

SUNDAY

‘GAME OF THRONES’ FINALE

The screening is open to the public and cosplayers are encouraged.

WHEN 7 p.m. Sunday

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

COST Free

FREE FAMILY SUNDAY FUNDAY

The event happens monthly and is supported by H-E-B Tournament of Champions.

WHEN 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday

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

SUNDAY SPEAKER SERIES

Filmmakers Charlie Vela and Ronnie Garza will talk about their documentary “As I Walk Through the Valley,” a film on the history of the local music scene.

WHEN 2 p.m. Sunday

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