1. June 19 – Writing Autohistorias from Conocimiento

6 PM – 8:30 PM

McAllen Public Library

Event description:

“This writing workshop, led by WAKE-UP! collective, will use themes of borderlands and migration, lineage, origins, cultural identity, spiritual healing and queer identity. The workshop will provide a literary structure applicable to poetry, narratives and other genres.

2. June 20 – MiercoLEZ

8 PM – 2 AM

Yerberia Cultura

Event description:

“Our next #MiercoLEZ will be our biggest one yet! See y’all on 6/20 at Yerberia Cultura for a night will Los MENtirosos, a badass drag king group from San Antonio.”

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3. June 21 – Storytime: Love Makes a Family

10 AM – 11 AM

McAllen Public Library

“There are many different kinds of families, but they’re all bonded by love.
Join us for a storytime and craft celebrating Pride Month for all ages!”

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4. June 21 – Presentation: The Border Wall – The Facts

3 PM – 4 PM

South Texas College Library

“A coalition of community organizers will present information about new developments regarding the Border Wall, progress on its construction, financial and legislative concerns, its impact on the environment, property rights, and impact on immigration.

They will also report on what actions the community has taken in opposition to the Border Wall and what one can do to get involved. There will be a question and answer session. Light refreshments will be provided.

The event will take place upstairs in the Rainbow Room of the Library. Please be mindful of studying individuals.

(Note: This is a community sponsored event. The opinions do not reflect those of anyone besides the individuals presenting. It is being run in accordance to guidelines and policies set forth by the college and does not encompass an endorsement of the policy or stances presented. The views expressed do not reflect those of the college, its board, or any department)”

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5. June 21 – MOSTHistory Happy Hour: Lucha Libre

6 PM – 8 PM

Museum of South Texas History

Event description:

“What do you know about lucha libre? Do you watch local lucha libre at places like la pulga in Alamo or Cine El Rey in downtown McAllen? Learn more about this sport with Eduardo Martinez, a community historian. This two-hour program will include a meet & greet with luchadores from Wrestling Revolution.

Activities during the event include “Make Your Own Lucha Mask” and a photo opportunity to star in your own Movie Poster/Lobby Card. A mini-exhibit of the museum’s movie posters and lobby cards will be on display.

To quench your thirst, you can sample from a beer selection provided by L&F Distributors: Southern Star Nelson IPA, Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero (Mexican-Style Chocolate Stout), No Label El Hefe, Nowhere but Texas Legal Draft and Mighty Swell (variety pack) for non-beer drinkers. Pair your beer sample with appetizers provided by University Draft House from Edinburg. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages to be served by Happy Hour FRIENDs, the Landmark Lounge and Ignite Lounge. MOSTHistory Happy Hour guests will also receive 20% off the bar tab that same night at either Landmark Lounge or Ignite Lounge.

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Admission is $15 for the general community and $10 for FRIENDS of MOSTHistory. If you are interested in becoming a FRIEND of MOSTHistory, please contact Cedar Risica, the assistant development officer, at 956-383-6911 or send an e-mail to crisica@mosthistory.org. This special event is for individuals 21 and over.”

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6. June 23 – Letreros del Futuro // Signs of the Future

11 AM – 2 PM

Good Neighbor Settlement House, Inc.

Event description:

“Design a sign with us !! Join us to build signs with recycled and retrofitted material. Enter the names of the businesses that the people of Buena Vida want to open or see in the community!

This initiative is part of an art campaign that supports entrepreneurs and street vendors of Buena Vida in Brownsville, Tx. We support a permit process for the community. We use art as a tool to promote social change; to dream and organize, develop skills, share information and strengthen support networks in the community.”

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7. June 23 – PRIDE in the Park – PRIDE = POWER

3 PM – 10 PM

McAllen Convention Center

Event description:

“Join us for a music & arts festival celebrating the RGV LGBTQ+ Community! Featuring local artists, drag loteria, food, vendors, resources, giveaways, and so much more!!”

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8. June 23 – MariconX Pride Exhibit

3 PM – 10 PM

McAllen Convention Center

Event description:

“Arttitude is excited to work with the Pride in the Park to bring a feature exhibit of local Queer Latinx Artist for Pride month! The exhibit will be up in the McAllen Convention Center during the Pride celebration on June 23, 2018. Come and meet the artist and hear their stories!

Featured artist:

Ricardo Partida
George Longoria
Verónica Gabriela
Humberto Treviño
Camilo Garza
Josue Ramirez
Silas Garcia
Sestina Morales
Ruxanda Musunoi
and more to be announced!

MaricónX is an ART CONCEPT that creates a safe space for local LGBTQIA Latinx artist to share their art and create dialogue in regards to issues that are affecting their communities.

The MaricónX traveling shows features two-dimensional (2-D) and three-dimensional (3-D) based art from LGBTQIA Latinx artists. For the purposes of the shows, MaricónX is defined not as an offensive term but as a unifying term. Through art-making by LGBTQIA Latinx artists, such issues surrounding identity, culture, religion, media, politics, social climates, and sexual and gender identity can progress toward a dialogue rather than a debate. Artists are encouraged to investigate their relationship, history, and understanding regarding Queer Latinx issues past and/or present that aid them in their creative process.

These art shows challenge misinformation, making the ignored and stereotyped visible.”

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9. June 23 – Movies in the Park

7 PM – 9 PM

Westside Park

Event description:

This week’s upcoming movie will be a showing of Paddington 2.

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10. June 24 – Food Not Bomb Monthly Servings

6 PM – 8 PM

Archer Park

Event description:

“When a billion people go hungry each day, how can we spend another dollar on war?

Food Not Bombs is an affinity based movement that recovers food & items that might be wasted and shares free vegan and vegetarian meals with the hungry in over 1,000 cities around the world in protest to war, poverty, and the destruction of the environment & in celebration of our community and mutual aid.


FEEL FREE TO DONATE. Bring a vegan dish! Donate clothing! Bring anything that you feel would benefit the Really, Really Free Market, such as toiletries (hygiene products), makeup, children’s toys, and anything else that you don’t need that you feel would benefit somebody else.

And if anything, donate your time. Come join us and enjoy delicious vegan food with friends.”

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11. June 24 – No Border Wall: Sunset Community Hike at Bentsen

7 PM – 9:15 PM

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park

Event description:

“Bentsen State Park is slated to receive a border wall very soon, separating the visitor center from the trail system of this 800 acre park. This walk will be led by Tiffany Kersten, Friends of the Wildlife Corridor board member and Sierra Club volunteer.

Meet at the self-pay station at 7 pm: Park in the parking lot and walk past the barricades at the south end of Bentsen Palm Drive. Walk up across the bridge and over the levee to the brick walls.

First we’ll stop along the levee and talk a little bit about what the building of a border wall could mean for Bentsen- and how you can help stop it. Then we’ll walk through the park, enjoying the plants and wildlife and then finally the hawk tower for sunset. The entire walk is about 3 miles along a paved surface. All ages are invited (strollers included) and folks are welcome to join for all or part of the hike.

Wear suitable footwear and bring water and snacks if desired. Bug spray and long pants are recommended due to bugs. BRING A FLASHLIGHT as we will be walking back in the the dark. With any luck we should see some pauraques on the walk back!

Regular admission fees of $5 per person apply for ages 13+. Kids 12 and under are free. The visitor center will be closed when we get there, so please bring proper change ($5 per person in cash) so that you are able to make your payment in the self-pay station.

*This is a walk led by volunteer activists with the Sierra Club, and is not an official state park event.

**Subject to date change.”

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