Weekly events from Dec. 5 - Dec. 11

Wednesday

December 5

 

Waffle Wednesday

Influencing Through Emotions: CEO of McAllen Boys & Girls Club Dalinda Alcantar will speak about the importance of how human emotions influence purchases.

Grindstone Coworking, 506 W. University Dr. - Edinburg

$13

9:30 a.m.

 

Wednesday Night Comedy

Larry Garza headlines, hosted by Mario Superstar Salazar and special guests Aaron Cheatham, Freddy G and Christian Oviedo.

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

$10

9:30 p.m.

 

Sunset Yoga in the Park

The yoga program is designed to provide every person with the tools to become healthier physically, mentally and emotionally.

McAllen Nature Center, 4101 W. Bus. 83 – McAllen

6 p.m.

 

Sunset Geocaching

A new-age scavenger hunt with a smartphone.

McAllen Nature Center, 4101 W. Bus. 83 – McAllen

6 p.m.

 

Clay Underwood

The Quarter New Orleans Kitchen and Tap Room

100 E. Nolana Ave. - McAllen

No Cover

8 p.m.

 

Southern Star Pint Night

Featuring Valkyrie IPA

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

6 p.m.

 

Thursday

December 6

 

STC Choir Ensemble – Piano / Voice Studio

Under the direction of Daniel P. Cather, Dr. Joseph Diehl and Sharon O'Leary.

STC Cooper Center, 3200 Pecan Blvd. - McAllen

7:30 p.m.

 

Thursday Evening Speak Series

Tony Henehan, will talk about the Urban Green Jay Ecology.

Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr. - McAllen

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

 

Spindletap Brewery Pint Night

Featuring Diamonds in My Mouth, a limited NEIPA release, glassware with first pour.

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

6 p.m. - 11 p.m.

 

Despero

with Ben McCracken, The Palatines and Relapsers

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

9 p.m. - 2 a.m.

 

Lighting of the Tree

Join city administration for annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Edinburg

City Hall Courtyard, 415 W. University Dr. - Edinburg

6 p.m.

 

Friday

December 7

 

History of Quinta

Hear the colorful tales of the families that lived at the home before the city of McAllen opened it in 2006.

Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr. - McAllen

10 a.m.

 

Friday Nights with Charlie Garcia

5x5 Brewing Co.

801 N. Bryan Rd. Ste. 174 – Mission

4 p.m.

 

Sunset Yoga

This yoga program is designed to provide every person with the tools to become healthier physically, mentally and emotionally. Adults and mature children only. Bring a yoga mat or exercise mat, towel or small blanket.

McAllen Nature Center, 4101 W Business 83 – McAllen

$1 suggested donation

6:15 p.m.

 

Paddle and Pedal Town Lake

Boat Rental Fees 30 minutes include 2-seater pedal boat $10, 4-seater pedal boat $20, Single Kayak $10, double kayak $20, stand up paddleboard $10.

Town Lake at Firemen's Park, 201 N. 1st St. – McAllen

4 p.m.

 

Complexities Exhibition Opening Reception

Toribio Palacios Jr. to exhibit a body of work that conveys emotion which targets no one in particular.

Hinovations Art Gallery, 1009 Laurel Ave. - McAllen

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

 

2nd Annual Christmas in the Park

A tree lighting, caroling, a vendors market and a screening of Elf.

Our Lady of Sorrows School

$5

5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

 

Valley Symphony III – A Touch of Frost

Selections include The Nutcracker, Handel's Messiah along with favorites like Feliz Navidad and Sleigh Ride.

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

$40 - $60

8 p.m.

 

Friday Night Funnies

Featuring Jade Esteban Estrada, Larry Garza and Mario Superstar Salazar.

London Grill & Tavern, 129 E. Nolana Ave. - McAllen

$5

8:30 p.m.

 

Sixpoint Pint Night

Featuring Meltdown IPA and Binary IPA

Roosevelt's at 7, 821 N. Main St. - McAllen

6 p.m.

 

Night of Lights Parade

With the theme Candyland. The route will run from Sugar Road east on University Drive up to city hall. For more information contact (956) 383-6246.

City of Edinburg

7 p.m.

 

Saturday

December 8

 

Tardes Con El Catrin

Hosted by the KMAC Booster Club, play loteria and help raise funds for future filmmakers. There will be funnel cakes, turkey legs, brisket sandwiches, a magic show and pictures with Santa. Donate once and play all rounds.

McAllen Creative Incubator, 601 N. Main St. - McAllen

$25 presale, $35 door

1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

 

Behold a Savior

presented by Calvary Baptist Classic Choir and Orchestra

Calvary Baptist Church, 1600 Harvey – McAllen

Free

1 p.m. & 4 p.m.

 

Essay Writing Workshop

Learn how to polish up college essays

Pharr Memorial Library, 121 E. Cherokee Ave. - Pharr

1 p.m.

 

Boat & Fish Town Lake

Bring the family and pedal boat, kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Available for rent for increments of 30 minutes. All Riders required to wear a life vest. Fishing catch and release only.

Town Lake at Firemen's Park – 201 N. 1st St. – McAllen

$10 - $20

4 p.m. - sunset

 

Bird and Nature Walk

Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center

600 Sunset Dr. - McAllen

8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

 

City of Alamo Lighted Parade

Lighting of the tree, the festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. For questions call (956) 787-6699. Route will be from HEB to Central Park.

City of Alamo

6 p.m.

 

Magical Acoustic Christmas Toy Drive

Performances by six artists, a tamale bar, photo booth and more.

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

Unwrapped toy

8 p.m.

 

Gingerbread House Workshops

Learn to build and decorate a gingerbread house using graham crackers and candy. Holiday costumes are encouraged.

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

$5

10 a.m.

 

Manzanero y Mocedades

McAllen Performing Arts Center

801 Convention Center Blvd. - McAllen

$55 - $110

8 p.m.

 

Recycled Ornaments Craft Day

Make ornaments and holiday decorations from recycled and natural materials during the program.

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

$2 for members, $4 for non-members

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Cumbia Take Over

Gio Chamba (Houston), Volcan (San Antonio) along with local support from Monstruo.

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

9 p.m. - 2 a.m.

 

Merry & Bright Market Day

A rummage sale with food, art, crafts, local vendors and pictures with Santa.

Nomad Shrine Club, 1044 W. Nolana Loop. - Pharr

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

Noche de Paz 2018

With Pesado headlining and Magali Delarosa as support. There will also be food, carnival, parade and games.

San Juan Municipal Park, 506 E. Bus. 83 – San Juan

Free

3 p.m. - 11 p.m.

 

International Festival

International foods for sale including baklava, Christmas cookies, baked goods and more.

St. George Orthodox Church, 704 W. Sam Houston Blvd. - Pharr

Free

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

The Outfield – Tony Lewis

Pharr Events Center

3000 N. Cage Blvd. - Pharr

$22 - $52

7 p.m.

 

UTRGV Flautista Navidad

Carol & Candlelight, UTRGV Flute Ensemble and friends celebrate the season with music and carol sing-along by candlelight. Under the direction of UTRGV Flute Professor Dr. Krista Jobson.

UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University – Edinburg

$5

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Gerardo Ortiz

with Pancho Barraza, T3R Elemento and Kevin Ortiz

State Farm Hidalgo Arena, 2600 N. 10th St. - Hidalgo

$49 - $249

8 p.m.

 

Fiesta de Noche Buena

Event includes Christmas Mercado, food vendors, demonstrations, photo opportunities and live performances.

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

$8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Monday

December 10

 

Islam in America: A Conversation

The program will feature a discussion with Imam Noor Ahmad of the Islamic Society of South Texas.

McAllen Public Library – Meeting Room B, 4001 N. 23rd St.

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

 

Women's Self Defense Class

Gracie Barra offers a Women's self defense class every Monday. Instruction will include self-awareness & physical escape techniques that will be different each class. Wear workout clothes.

Gracie Barra McAllen, 1701 W. Dove – McAllen

Free

7 p.m. - 8 pm.

 

Sunset Meditation

This meditation program will explore simple techniques to reduce stress and increase well-being. Bring a yoga mat if desired.

McAllen Nature Center, 4101 W Business 83 – McAllen

$1 suggested donation

6 p.m.

 

Beginner's Yoga

Program is designed to provide every person with the tools to become healthier physically, mentally and emotionally. Bring a yoga mat or exercise mat, towel or small blanket.

McAllen Nature Center, 4101 W Business 83 – McAllen

$1 suggested donation

6 p.m.

 

Tuesday

December 11

 

Blood In Blood Out

25th Anniversary Screening

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

7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

 

Jan LeBleu Exhibition

Opening night reception

Sekula Library, 1906 S. Closner Blvd. - Edinburg

Free

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.