Calendars – Jan. 31, 2020

COMING ATTRACTIONS

February 2

  • The UTRGV Patron of the Arts presents the Amerigo Chamber Players in concert at 3 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Center, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. The performance features the works of Ludwin van Beethoven Trio, Anton Arensky and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. Admission is free. For special accommodations, call 956-665-3881.

February 4

  • Pianist Kenneth Saxon performs at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave. in Brownsville with the UTRGV Patron of the Arts Faculty Artist Series. The performance includes works by Mozart and Shostakovich and a new work by Canadian composer Alexina Louie. Admission is free. For special accommodations, call 956-882-7025.

February 7

  • Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin will be performed by Daniel Hunter-Holly, baritone, and Juan Pablo Andrade, pianist, in the UTRGV Patron of the Arts Faculty Artist Series at 7 p.m. in the TSC Performing Arts Center at 90 Taylor Ave. in Brownsville. Admission is free. The work will be presented with full-stage projections. For special accommodations, call 956-882-7025.

February 8

  • The Fourth Annual Resaca City Bike Tour takes place around the resacas of San Benito with three events – 20 mile, 40.4 mile, and a 62.2-mile. It starts at Heavin Memorial Park, 705 N. Bowie, and all three begin at 7:30 a.m. Entry fee is $25 until Jan. 31 and $30 after that date, with a no refund policy. Medals will be given to all participants. Only the first 100 registrants receive T-shirts. Register at https://bit.ly/2QdxdtM.

February 11

  • The McAllen Wind Ensemble’s next concert, “Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue,” features some of the band’s favorite music along with a little jazz. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at the McAllen Performing Arts Center (MPAC). Tickets are on sale at the MPAC box office or through ticketmaster.com. Seats start at $10. For information, call 682-227-2101 or go to mcallenwindensemble.org.

February 27

  • Croatian pianist Javor Bračić comes to the Edinburg PAC on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. He was hailed by New York Concert Review for “deep, genuine musicianship and an outstanding technique” in his Carnegie Hall solo debut recital presented by New York Concert Artists. The complete schedule and tickets are available at patron.utrgv.edu.

February 28

  • Take a musical adventure to the corners of the earth and across the American West in the Valley Symphony Orchestra’s concert Indiana Jones and the Wild West. It will be held at the McAllen Performing Arts Center, 801 Convention Center Blvd. in McAllen from 8 to 10 p.m. For tickets and information, go to valleyorchestra.org or call 956-661-1615.

March 7

  • On Saturday, March 7, at 7 p.m., American pianist Alex McDonald of Dallas performs at the TSC Performing Arts Center in Brownsville. Since his orchestral debut at age 11, McDonald has performed around the world and has been a featured performer on PBS, WRR (Dallas/Fort Worth), NPR, and WQXR in New York City. The complete schedule and tickets are available at patron.utrgv.edu.

March 8

  • The one and only Cher brings her “Here We Go Again Tour” to Bert Ogden Arena, 4900 S. I-69C, Edinburg. Backed by a seven-piece band and ten dancers, she will share the stage with special guests Nile Rodgers & CHIC. Starting at $59.95, tickets are on sale to the general public at LiveNation.com and BertOgdenArena.com. Beware of tickets purchased from third-party sites or ticket brokers which may not be official and may be overpriced.

March 27

  • The Valley Symphony Orchestra’s finale concert of the season, “Designed by Dabrowski,” features special guest UTRGV Mariachi Aztlan. It will be held at the McAllen Performing Arts Center, 801 Convention Center Blvd. in McAllen from 8 to 10 p.m. For tickets and information, go to valleyorchestra.org or call 956-661-1615.

April 1

  • The McAllen Wind Ensemble’s final concert of the season, “Viva South Texas!” is a musical fiesta featuring guapangos, cowboy anthems, and toe-tapping music. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at the McAllen Performing Arts Center (MPAC). Tickets are on sale at the MPAC box office or through ticketmaster.com. Seats start at $10. For information, call 682-227-2101 or go to mcallenwindensemble.org.

April 4-5

  • Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue,” an action-packed, music-filled production. The heroic pups from the top-rated animated preschool series PAW Patrol will visit Bert Ogden Arena, 4900 S. I-60C, Edinburg. Performances are at 2 and 6 p.m. on Saturday and 1 and 4 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets starting at $22 can be purchased at pawpatrollive.com, BertOgdenArena.com and AXS.com. A limited number of premium V.I.P. (Very Important Pup) packages are available starting at $105.

April 13

  • The final concert of the Patron of the Arts Distinguished Artist Series brings the dynamic cross-genre duo of Sandeep Das on tabla and Mike Block on cello and vocals to the Edinburg PAC. The performance is at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV PAC in Edinburg. The duo has been performing since 2013 and their music features a rhythmic and melodic combination of the tabla (Indian drums used in Hindustani classical music), cello and vocals.

EVENTS CALENDAR 

February 1 – Persons of all ages can join with University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine students for the monthly Walk with a Future Doc (WWAFD). It begins at 9 a.m. at the Bronc Trail, 1214 W. Schunior St., Edinburg, near the parking lot on the west side of the medical school. The event is free, and preregistration is not required. For more information, go to walkwithadoc.org.

February 2 – Hadley Cash from Marriott Orchids will present a talk on paphiopedilums at the next Tip of Texas Orchid Society meeting at 2 p.m. at the Valley Nature Center in Weslaco. To date Hadley has received over 500 American Orchid Society awards, including the AOS Award for Excellence in Hybridizing. Anyone interested in learning more about orchids and how to grow them in the Rio Grande Valley is invited to attend. Admission is $5 for nonmembers and free for members. Annual membership dues are $25.

February 4 – Kids ages 2 to 5 will craft a hand puppet and use imaginative play in the next International Museum of Art & Science Young Adventurers activity. This workshop includes a special puppet show. IMAS is located at 1900 Nolana Ave., McAllen. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the class from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.  Cost is $3 for IMAS members and $10 for nonmembers (includes child and adult). Call 956-681-2800 for information or to register.

February 6 – Dr. Remei Capdevila tackles “The Impossible Question – What is Art?” at the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) at 6 p.m. She will present philosophical theories about art with respect to the IMAS art collection. The talk is included with museum admission. Call 956-681-2800 for information. IMAS is located at 1900 W. Nolana Ave., McAllen.

February 29 – On the last Saturday of the month, the Edinburg World Birding Center will open its doors for free to the public. This month’s theme is alien animals from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Throughout the day, there will be puzzles, crafts, games, and other activities. Binoculars, children’s garden play sets and Junior Ranger field packs are available to borrow free of charge with a valid picture I.D.  EWBC is located at 714 S. Raul Longoria Rd.  Call 956-381-9922 for information.

March

March 3 – In the Sandy Seashells Young Adventurers workshop at the International Museum of Art & Science, kids ages 2 to 5 will try their hand at collecting as they dig for shells and listen to a reading of “It’s a Seashell Day” by Dianne Ochiltree. IMAS is located at 1900 Nolana Ave., McAllen. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the class from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.  Cost is $3 for IMAS members and $10 for nonmembers (includes child and adult). Call 956-681-2800 for information or to register.

March 5 – Are non-human animals capable of acting morally and immorally, or do moral concepts apply only to humans and our actions? Dr. Michael Jaworski dives into this question with “Animal Morality” at the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) at 6 p.m. The talk is included with museum admission. Call 956-681-2800 for information. IMAS is located at 1900 W. Nolana Ave., McAllen.

March 7 – Persons of all ages can join with University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine students for the monthly Walk with a Future Doc (WWAFD). It begins at 9 a.m. at the Bronc Trail, 1214 W. Schunior St., Edinburg, near the parking lot on the west side of the medical school. The event is free, and preregistration is not required. For more information, go to walkwithadoc.org.

April

April 4 – Persons of all ages can join with University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine students for the monthly Walk with a Future Doc (WWAFD). It begins at 9 a.m. at the Bronc Trail, 1214 W. Schunior St., Edinburg, near the parking lot on the west side of the medical school. The event is free, and preregistration is not required. For more information, go to walkwithadoc.org.

April 7: Kids ages 2 to 5 can pop in for a bubble party and a reading of “Big Bad Bubble” by Adam Rubin during the Young Adventurers workshop at the International Museum of Art & Science, 1900 Nolana Ave., McAllen. They will create their own bubble art to take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the class from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.  Cost is $3 for IMAS members and $10 for nonmembers (includes child and adult). Call 956-681-2800 for information or to register.

April 11 – Dr. Paul Saka discusses ideas of the beginning of life is his talk, “What Came First? Concepts of Life” at 1 p.m. during the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) spring cultural event. The talk is included with museum admission. Call 956-681-2800 for information. IMAS is located at 1900 W. Nolana Ave., McAllen.

May

May 2 – Persons of all ages can join with University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine students for the monthly Walk with a Future Doc (WWAFD). It begins at 9 a.m. at the Bronc Trail, 1214 W. Schunior St., Edinburg, near the parking lot on the west side of the medical school. The event is free, and preregistration is not required. For more information, go to walkwithadoc.org.

May 5 – It’s Sink or Float in the next Young Adventurers workshop at the International Museum of Art & Science, 1900 Nolana Ave., McAllen.  Kids ages 2 to 5 will test out materials that sink and float in water. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the class from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.  Cost is $3 for IMAS members and $10 for nonmembers (includes child and adult). Call 956-681-2800 for information or to register.

WEEKLY

Monday

  • Upper Valley Art League, Mission Bee (quilting), 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 1st and 3rd Mondays, Art Link building, 921 E. 12th, Mission. UVAL membership required – $30 annually. Info: 583-2787.
  • Upper Valley Art League, Fiber Arts Unlimited, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 2nd and 4th Mondays, Art Link building, 921 E. 12th, Mission. UVAL membership required – $30 annually. Info: 583-2787.
  • Upper Valley Art League, air brush painting, Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Ceramic Studio, Art Link building, 921 E. 12th, Mission. UVAL membership required – $30 annually. Info: 583-2787.

Wednesday

  • Mission Lions Club, 12 p.m., Danny’s Mexican Restaurant, 122 W. Tom Landry, Mission. Meals are $10. Fellow Lions, former Lions and guests welcome.
  • Upper Valley Art League, open painting (all mediums), 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Art Link building, 921 E. 12th, Mission. UVAL membership required – $30 annually. Info: 583-2787.
  • Upper Valley Art League, open ceramic group, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Art Link building, 921 E. 12th, Mission. UVAL membership required – $30 annually. Info: 583-2787.

Thursday

  • Mission Rotary Club, 12 p.m., Club at Cimarron, 1200 S. Shary Rd. Salad bar buffet, $10; Mexican food buffet, $15. All Rotarians and interested persons welcomed.

Friday

  • Upper Valley Art League, Hidalgo Watercolor Society, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Art Link building, 921 E. 12th, Mission. UVAL membership required – $30 annually. Info: 583-2787.
  • Upper Valley Art League ceramics, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Ceramic Studio, plus open painting for those who are not with the Hidalgo Water Color Society, Art Link building, 921 E. 12th, Mission. UVAL membership required – $30 annual. Info:  583-2787.
  • Upper Valley Art League, paper cutters, 4-10 p.m., Art Link building, 921 E. 12th, Mission. UVAL membership required – $30 annually. Info: 583-2787.

Saturday

  • (Meetings on hold until September) Upper Valley Art League Photographic Art Group, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., first Saturday of the month, 921 E. 12th Street in Mission. UVAL membership required – $30 annually. Info: 583-2787.

Monthly

  • The Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild meets second Saturday of the month, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Alamo Rec-Veh Park, 1320 W. Frontage Rd. in Alamo. The Guild promotes quilting in the Rio Grande Valley with guest speakers and educational classes and invites the public to join and attend.
  • The Rio Grande Valley Detachment of the Marine Corps League meets the first Monday of every month, except holidays when it will be held the second Monday, at the Marine Military Academy, 320 Iwo Jima Blvd, Harlingen. New members are asked to bring proof of service. For more information, contact Sean Downey at 956-752-6980 or [email protected].
  • Upper Valley Art League Fabric Art Group meets second and fourth Mondays, monthly, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kika de la Garza Fine Arts Center, 921 E. 12th St., Mission. Call 956-583-2787 for info.

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