1. May 14 – Vigil for Kimberly Avila
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: 1150 Market Square St, Brownsville, Texas 78520
“It has now been one year since Kimberly Avila (aka Ramiro Avila) disappeared from the Downtown Brownsville area.
Put yourself in Kimberly’s family’s shoes in not knowing where she could be. If this can happen to Kimberly, it can happen to anyone.
Join us to honor their life and bring awareness to this missing person case. Be there… be present… be heard.
If you have any information on this case, please contact Brownsville Crime Stoppers at 956-546-TIPS (8477)”
2. May 16 – 11th Annual El Retorno: El Valle Celebra Nuestra Gloria Anzaldúa
10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: 1201 W University Dr EDUC 2.216B, Edinburg, Texas 78539
“11th Annual El Retorno: El Valle Celebra Nuestra Gloria Anzaldúa
Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
Valle de la Paz Cemetery*
12pm-3pm Luncheon & Symposium
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Ballroom**
with presentations by la comunidad
local musicians, poets, artists, activists, scholars
“El Valle: 30 Years After Borderlands/La Frontera:
Nepantlerxs Comprometidxs con el Conocimiento”
Music by Conjunto Los Cardenales de Roma High School.
We welcome back home
featured speaker: Dr. María Herrera-Sobek
Professor, Chican@ Studies & Associate Vice Chancellor
For Diversity Equity & Academic Policy, UC Santa Barbara
Sponsored by UTRGV’s Center for Mexican American Studies
(in collaboration with the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa
& El Mundo Zurdo Conference 2018)
El Retorno events are free and open to the public. Luncheon catered by Tesoro’s Fine Cuisine (with vegan options).
For more information or accommodations,
please call CMAS at (956) 665-3212.
*Valle de la Paz Cemetery is located south of Hargill near the NW corner of F.M. 493 and Cemetery Road. Directions: From U.S. 281, take State Highway 490 East (heading east to Hargill, about 8.6 miles). Take a right (heading south) at the corner of S.H. 490 and F.M. 493, for 6/10 of a mile. Take a right at Cemetery Road. The entrance to Valle de la Paz is about 4/10 of a mile on the right (north) side.
**the UTRGV Edinburg campus Ballroom is #18 on this map: https://www.utrgv.edu/_files/documents/admissions/visit/utrgv-edinburg-map.pdf. There is a parking attendant kiosk near the Main Entrance on University Ave (big blue dot on the map). Be sure to stop by and request a visitor parking pass to attend the event.
We’d also like to give a shout out to Jamez Jenson of Mind Drip for creating our graphic for this event.”
3. May 19 – Toy Photography for Kids
10:30am – 12:30pm
Location: 3525 N 10th St, McAllen, Texas 78501
“Kids, learn how to bring your action figures to life with a smart phone/tablet camera & also learn the basic skills of photography with the ChipMonsters for FREE! At our TOY PHOTOGRAPHY workshop being held on:
Saturday, May 19th at 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Kaboom Comics: 3525 N. 10th St. McAllen, Texas 78501
Spaces are Limited
***Register Now*** on our Facebook page or by calling Kaboom Comics on (956) 630 2666
For Kids aged 4 – 12
***Class Requirements: Must bring own (Parents) smart phone camera***Class is FREE! ”
4. May 19 – Kids to Parks Day Fossil Dig
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: 714 S Raul Longoria Rd, Edinburg, Texas 78539
“Join a national day of outdoor play celebrated by parks, cities, and towns nationwide!
Celebrate the day by bringing your kids to the EWBC for some fun, hands-on fossil excavation activities. See what kinds of fossils you can dig up to take home! Registration is required.
The program fee is $2 for EWBC members and $4 for non-members.
Please call 956-381-9922 for more information or to register.”
5. May 19 – Who Let the Dogs Out
3:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: 821 N Main St, McAllen, Texas 78501
“We partnered up with Yaqui Animal Shelter, Southern Star Brewing , Girls Pint Out, and Brownsville Craft Beer Enthusiasts for this special event.
For every Southern Star Beer purchased on May 19th From 3pm till 10pm, we will be donating 2 dollars that will go directly to The Yaqui Animal Shelter.
• Dogs are welcomed in the patio
• Southern Star Glassware Available with you first pour
• Special “Dogs Only ‘ food menu
• Special “Humans Only’ food menu
• Live music in the patio starting at 8pm
Southern Star Tap List
• Bombshell Blonde
• Buried Hatchet Nitro
• Black Crack
• Humidity Kolsch
• Pink Boots Wheat IPA”
6. May 19 – R&B/Hip-Hop Night at Yerberia!
9:30pm – 2:00am
Location: 613 S 17th St, McAllen, Texas 78501
“Get your Lovers and Friends and come out for a night of the sexiest music throughout the decades!
R&B AND Hip-Hop, y’all
$3 all night!
Bust out your inner Ginuwine, SZA, Cardi and let’s party!”
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