March 13-14, 17-21
- The Mission Historical Museum staff challenges the public to stop by the museum to complete the MHM History Hunt and win a free goodie bag. With the submission of a five out of five correct score, each participant is automatically submitted into a drawing for a grand prize. The hunt is open to the public during regular museum hours between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call 956-580-8646. MHM is located at 900 Doherty Ave.
- The Mission Historical Museum (MHM) will host a screening of “She Came to the Valley” with pre-sale of tickets only. They will give out a copy of the novel with the purchase of a ticket. Tickets are $5 per person. For more information contact us at 956-580-8646. MHM is located at 900 Doherty Ave.
- The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley School of Music presents guest artists Jonathan Borja, flute, and Alfredo Isaac Aguilar Solano, piano, in a concert featuring music by Latin American composers. It begins at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Admission is free. For special accommodations, call 956-882-7025.
March 17 & 18
- The Mission Historical Museum (MHM) will present “Painting the Past” to the general public where outdoor painting sessions combine with a history lesson. Sessions on the MHM grounds (weather permitting) is limited to 12 people. Pre-registration is required. Minors must be accompanied by a guardian. Sessions will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each date. For more information or to sign up, call 956-580-8646. MHM is located at 900 Doherty Ave.
- Josiah Boornazian, saxophone, will perform in a recital at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave. in Brownsville. Dr. Boornazian is an assistant professor of Music at UTRGV where he teaches applied saxophone and jazz studies. Admission is free. For special accommodations, call 956-882-7025.
- Improv at the Tower presents two evenings of spontaneously combustible laughter to “Make American Laugh Again.” The evenings of improvisational comedy begin at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are $10.50 per person and available online at iloveit.live. The Tower Theatre is located at 120 S. Kansas Ave. in Weslaco. Call 956-261-5656 for information.
- UTRGV Productions presents “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays at the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre in Edinburg. The musical was based on actual events surrounding the demise of the Chicken Ranch in central Texas. The production contains adult themes and language. Children age 10 and younger will not be admitted. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for seniors and military and $5 for student/faculty/staff patrons with valid I.D. Purchase tickets online at patron.utrgv.edu.
- The Mission Historical Museum will wind up Spring Break activities with Movie on the Lawn and a free screening of the classic film “Grease.” The evening’s activity begins at 6 p.m., and the movie begins at dusk. Go dressed in your best 1950’s outfit and a chance to win the grand prize in the costume contest that takes place after performances and before the movie. Free popcorn will be available. Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to get comfortable. For more information, call 956-580-8646. MHM is located at 900 Doherty Ave.
- Krista Jobson, flute, performs at 5 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave. in Brownsville. Admission is free. Jobson enjoys an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and teacher and has toured across the globe. For special accommodations, call 956-882-7025.
- The instructors and performers with the UTRGV Ballet Folklórico are celebrating the 50 anniversary of the dance troupe as they present Alegría at 7:30 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave. in Brownsville. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors and $5 for children and are available online at patron.utrgv.edu/alegria. For more information, call 956-665-2230 or visit utrgv.edu/balletfolklorico.
- The Mission Citrus Golf Classic will be held at Cimarron Country Club in Mission. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. tee time. Entry fee is $500 for teams of three and $20 for mulligans. Registration includes course fees, golf carts, gift bags, breakfast and lunch. Proceeds benefit the school supplies for the M.C.I.S.D. Back-to-School Bash. To register, or for more information, contact the Mission Chamber at 956-585-2787 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- The Museum of South Texas History’s 36th Annual Heritage Ranch Gala begins at 6:30 p.m. at San Luis Ranch in Linn. The Flores family of Chorizo de San Manuel Inc. will be opening their ranch gates to MOSTHistory’s Heritage Associate FRIENDS (museum members) and guests for an evening of chorizo and champagne. Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling the museum at 383-6911. MOSTHistory is located 200 N. Closner Blvd.
- The UTRGV Opera Theater presents “Cabaret without Borders” at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. This immersive cabaret experience will highlight the unique talents of opera workshop students and alumni. Performances will be held in the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave. in Brownsville. General admission is $10 and $5 for seniors and students. Tickets are available at patron.utrgv.edu. For special accommodations, call 956-882-7025.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tickets are on sale for iconic rock band Foreigner when they bring their “Hits Tour” to the Rio Grande Valley when they perform at Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $49 to $79 and are available at bertogdenarena.com or at the Bert Ogden Arena Box Office, 4900 S. I-69C, Edinburg.