WEEKEND

SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE MARIMBA FESTIVAL

The event will include marimba clinics and a masterclass, as well as a festival concert. All events are open to the public.

WHEN Friday and Saturday

WHERE South Texas College, 3201 W. Pecan Blvd., McAllen

COST Free concert

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

‘YERMA’

The city of Edinburg’s Edinburg Municipal Auditorium Community Theater will present its first theatrical presentation, a “tragic poem” about a childless woman in rural Spain.

WHEN 7:30 p.m. Friday

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

COST Free

LOS 2G’S

Led by Conjunto legend Ruben Garza, Los 2G’s will perform a Mother’s Day dance with Jaime DeAnda and Da Krazy Pimpz.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE K.C. Hall, 201 E. Fourth St., Rio Grande City

COST $20 per person pre-sale

NEW TEXAS PRO WRESTLING PRESENTS ‘HEART OF A CHAMPION’

The main event pits “El Chingon De Tejas” Max Castellanos vs. Terrale Tempo. Additional matches include Mysterious Q vs. Will Allday, “Juicy” Cherry Ramòns vs. “The Millennial Falcon” Kiefer Bartek, “Heart of the Rio Grande Valley” Danny Chance vs. “The Cool” Cam Cole and a women’s match: “Pink Dream” Alex Gracia vs. Rok-C. Also scheduled to appear is Fantastico Tony Tejano.

WHEN 7:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE Hidalgo Youth Center, 122 Second St., Hidalgo

COST Tickets start at $10 at eventbrite.com

ALICAT CRASH

The ‘80s rock cover band will perform live.

WHEN 10 p.m. Friday

WHERE Simon Sez, 2007 Orchid Ave., McAllen

MARCOS OROZCO

The Tejano artist will perform a Mother’s Day Dance.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE Far West Rodeo, 741 N. Main St., Alamo

COST $15 before 9 p.m., $20 after 9 p.m.

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

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

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

CITY JAM BAND

The band will perform live, as well as DJ robbnyc Robert.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE Jalapeños Restaurant and Bar, 2013 W. Nolana Ave., McAllen

ISAI CHARLES

The musician will perform live.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE Weslaco’s Daily Grind LLC, 409 S. Missouri Ave., Weslaco

SATURDAY

WATERMELON FEST

The event features food, music, beer, children’s rides and vendors.

WHEN 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Alamo Central Park Square, Alamo

COST Free

SUNSET LIVE OUTDOOR CONCERT

The free family and pet friendly event features live music. This month’s event will feature Dave Scher (pictured), Kane Alvarado Band, SEFO and Jake Cortez & Mario Aleman. The event also offers food trucks and an artisan marketplace.

WHEN 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday

WHERE McAllen Convention Center Oval Park, 700 Convention Center Blvd.

COST Free

BLUES ON THE HILL

The outdoor concert series returns with live music by the internationally touring Blues Beatles Band from Brazil and “The Voice” season one semi-finalist Nakia & The Blues Grifters (pictured). Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, as well as pets. There will be food and business vendors on site.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE McKelvey Park, 502 E. Tyler Ave., Harlingen

COST Free

SOLIDO

The popular group will perform live.

WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Los Rieles, 400 W. Nolana Ave., McAllen

COST Tickets are $15 at eventbrite.com

RUBEN RAMOS & THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION

The Mother’s Day Dance will features the legend live in concert, as well as Ricky Guzman III & the All Stars.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Outta Town Dance Hall, 204 Elida St., Mission

COST $25 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

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

NATURE PICNIC WITH MOM

Start with a search of wildlife, and then bond over a picnic.

WHEN 10:30 a.m. Saturday

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

COST Regular admission

OVERDRIVE

The band will perform live. Qweenies food truck will also be on site.

WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Sofie’s ‘SS’ Saloon, 6801 S. 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 McAllenNatureCenter, 4101 U.S. Business 83, McAllen

COST $1 suggested donation

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

AQUAGLOW

The glow-in-the-dark event includes music, games and more.

WHEN 6:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Municipal Swimming Pool, 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd., McAllen

COST $3

KIKKER DADDY LEGACY

The band will perform live.

WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Ranch House Burgers II, 409 N. Bryan Road, Mission

BEGINNERS BUTTERFLY WALK

Join for a nice stroll around the center to learn about butterflies.

WHEN 9 a.m. Saturday

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

ROYAL GALA SHOW BAND

The band will perform live, as well as DJ robbnyc Robert.

WHEN 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE Jalapeños Restaurant and Bar, 2013 W. Nolana Ave., McAllen

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, McAllen

MADRE MIA BY MUJER RGV

The night of live music features local female musicians, female vendors |

and surprises.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Grain to Glass, 5921 N. 23rd St., McAllen

SUNDAY

JARED BROUSSARD, TRUMPET

Dr. Jared Broussard, in collaboration with Dr. Juan Pablo Andrade, presents a recital of music written specifically for the trumpet. The repertoire spans the 20th and 21st centuries. This concert includes perennial works by French composers Tomasi and Jolivet, an instant classic by John Williams and a Russian masterpiece by Peskin.

WHEN 7 p.m. Sunday

WHERE UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, Edinburg

COST Free

FOREST BATHING (NATURE MEDITATION)

There’s a growing body of evidence that shows spending short periods of time in nature can improve your immune response, boost your mood, and help reduce stress and anxiety. Adults and mature children are welcome.

WHEN 9:30 a.m. Sunday

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

RUBEN RAMOS

“El Gato Negro” will perform.

WHEN 6 p.m. Sunday

WHERE La Lomita Park, 11417 La Lomita Road, McAllen

COST $15

GONE FISHING

Angler instruction for youth and adults is held monthly for those with a valid Texas fishing license.

WHEN 8 a.m. Sunday

WHERE National Butterfly Center, 3333 Butterfly Park Drive, Mission

COST Regular admission