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October 22

  • The McAllen Food Park, 10 N. Broadway in McAllen, will host a Halloween Costume Contest from 6 to 10 p.m.Contestants must be at the Food Truck Park by 6:30 p.m.  Prize winners will win food vouchers from various food trucks for the scariest costume, $50; best couple’s, $40; best adult, $30; best kid, $30, People’s Choice, $30; and  best pet, $20. There will be live music by Benny Ybarra from 8 to 10 p.m. To pre-register for the contest or for more information, call EZ or Biel at 956-682-2871.
  • Dr. Josiah Boornazian, saxophonist, presents an evening of his original improvised electronic jazz music along with faculty colleague Dr. Mark Ramirez, percussionist. It begins at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Admission is free.

October 22-24, 29-30

  • The horror, dark comedy stage production of The Weird written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will be performed in the next UTRGV University Productions Theatre presentation. The play is intended for mature audiences. It will be staged all nights at 7:3 0.m., except on Oct. 24, which will be a 2 p.m. matinee.  The Oct. 23 performance is will offer ASL interpretation. It will be staged in the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre house in the campus Liberal Arts Building South. For special accommodations, tickets or more information, call 956-665-3581 or go to utrgv.edu/theatre.

October 23

  • The Citrus Fiesta’s72nd Princess Anna Pageantwill be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Mission Event Center, 2425 Ruby Red Blvd., Mission. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for ages 12 and under.
  • A free creative arts event for veterans and family members age 14 and up will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Estero Llano Grande Valley State Park in Weslaco. Earth Tones: Exploring the Creative in Naturewill offer one of three tracks: visual art, photography or creative writing. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit https://bit.ly/2XLMA20. Some material will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own supplies, but travel lightly. Weather-permitting, it will be held outdoors. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact García at poetmariachi@gmail.com.

October 23-24

  • UTRGV’s student ensemble Mariachi Aztlán returns in concert, bringing their nationally award-winning Mexican folk music back to the stage. The performance begins at 2 p.m. both days at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Admission is free.

October 27

A concert featuring the award-winning student ensembles Mariachi Aztlán and Mariachi Juvenil Aztlán begins at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville.  Admission is free.

October 28

  • The Patron@Home Series presents Duo Aldebaran– Krista Jobson on flute and Hector Rodríguez on guitar – at 7 p.m. in an online performance at utrgv.edu/patron.

October 29

  • Fright Night will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on the rooftop of the McAllen Parking Garage, 221 S. 15th St. in downtown McAllen. The event features local bands, dancers, and businesses and live painters. There is a costume contest with a cash prize. For more information, go to CybelleArts.com.
  • In a Welcome Back Concert,theAlumni Company and Ballet Folklóricojoin for a performance at 7:30 p.m. in the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children. For more information, call 956-665-2230 or go to www.utrgv.edu/dance.

October 30

  • From 4 to 10 p.m., the Museum of South Texas History presents the 19th Annual Día de los Muertos: Recuerdos y Ofrendasevent, showcasing regional music, dance, educational activities and heritage. A Community Altar Exhibit will be featured in the museum’s Courtyard Gallery Oct. 23 through Nov. 7. Visit mosthistory.org/events for more information, or contact René Ballesteros at rballesteros@mosthistory.org, or call 956-383-6911. MOSTHistory is located at 200 N. Closner Blvd., Edinburg.
  • The McAllen Evening Rotary’s “Monster Mash”will be held at the Radisson Hotel in McAllen from 7 to 11 p.m. Categories in the costume contest are Best Overall, Best Coupe, Most Glamorous, Most Gory and President’s Pick. Sponsorships are Vampire level at $1,000; Frankenstein, $500; Mummy, $200; and Zombie, $100. Individual tickets to the event can be purchased for $20 from a Rotarian or $25 at the door. For ticket or sponsorship information, call Tina Ziegler at 956-624-9624, Gina Cruz at 792-2194 or Cynthia Sakulenzki at 451-5255.

October 31

  • The UTRGV Tuba/Euphonium Ensemblewill present its annual Octubafestconcert featuring the students of Dr. Scott Roeder in both large and small ensembles. Featuring original compositions and arrangements by UTRGV students, it begins at 2 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg.
  • HalloFlute with UTRGV Flute Ensemblepresents the annual Holiday Flute Ensemble concert with music to match the season at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. The public is invited to attend dressed in costume. There will be candy for all and prizes for the best costume from audience members and performers on stage. It begins at 5 p.m. Admission is free.

November 2

  • The UTRGV Faculty Artist Series presentsJonathan Guist, clarinetist, at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. He will be joined by friends and colleagues from the UTRGV School of Music. Admission is free

November 3

  • In the UTRGV Student Performance Series, the UTRGV Jazz Big Bandpresents an evening of live jazz at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Admission is free.

November 4

  • The UTRGV Trumpet Ensembles will perform in the Fall Trumpet Musical Harvestat 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Admission is free.

November 4-7

  • Save the date and stay tuned for more information on the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show’s First Annual RGLVS Fall Fest. There will be music, barbecue cook-off, food vendors, a carnival, mariachi competition, bull riding and more. It will be held on the RGVLS show grounds in Mercedes. Go to www.rgvls.com for more information.

November 5

  • Every first Friday of the Month, from September to May, art galleries on Main Street in McAllen

Art Walk participate in the McAllen Arts District Art Walkfrom 7 to 9 p.m.

  • The UTRGV 24th Annual La Noche de la Guitarraperformance will be held at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville.The evening of acoustic guitar music from over 200 years of musical expression will be presented by over 50 performers. Admission is free.

November 5-6

  • The UTRGV Dance Program’sSenior Dance Projectstake center stage at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg, at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children. For more information, call 956-665-2230 or go to www.utrgv.edu/dance.

November 7

  • Spend an evening with award-winning singing greats Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martinat Bert Ogden Arena, 4900 S. I-69C in Edinburg. The world renowned solo artists have joined for their first tour together. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $70 to $500 and can be purchased online at bertogdenarena.com. Call 956-562-7362 for information.
  • The French Connection: A Celebration of French Piano Musicwill be performed at 4 p.m. by UTRGV faculty artists at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. The performance features French Piano keyboard repertoire from the Baroque period to the present. Admission is free.

November 11

  • The students of Dr. Diana Seitz will present their UTRGV Violin Studio Recitalin the UTRGV library auditorium at 7 p.m. at 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Admission is free.

November 12

  • The Valley Symphony Orchestra70th anniversary season, led by Maestro Peter Dabrowksi, begins with Antonin Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, also known as the “New World Symphony.” Patrons can receive the latest information and sign up for the VSO’s email list at valleyorchestra.org or by calling the VSO office Monday through Friday between 12 and 5 p.m. All performances take place at 8 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center.

November 13

  • Josiah Boornazian, saxophone, and Mark Ramirez, percussion, perform at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Admission is free.

November 13-14

  • The UTRGV Opera Theater studentswill perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave. in Brownsville. Admission is free.

November 14

  • The UTRGV Clarinet Ensemble Fall Concertwill be presented at 2 p.m. at the UTRGV library auditorium, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. It will be repeated at 7 p.m. at the TSC campus, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Admission is free
  • UTRGV faculty artist and pianist Dr. Brendan Kinsellawill perform John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano at 4 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Admission is free.

November 15

  • The UTRGV Faculty Artist Series presents “American Voices,”with music by American composers. The 7 p.m. performance features Tido Janssen, cello, and Stacy Kwak, piano, at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Admission is free.
  • The students of Dr. Joel Pagán will perform at 7 p.m. in their Fall Viola/Violin Recitalat the UTRGV library auditorium, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Admission is free.
  • The next concert by the UTRGV Wind Orchestra, Symphonic Winds, and Concert Bandwill be held at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Admission is free.

November 16

  • The UTRGV Low Brass Chamber Recital, with students of Dr. Haugeberg, will be held at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Admission is free.
  • The UTRGV Wind Orchestra, Symphonic Winds, and Concert Bandperforms at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Admission is free.
  • The UTRGV Double Bass Studio Recitaloffers an evening of Chamber Music at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV library auditorium, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Admission is free.

November 17

  • UTRGV Guitar Ensembleperforms the music of Latin-American composers for guitar ensembles at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. It begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

November 18

  • In the UTRGV Patron@Home Series, pianist Anastasia Dedik, features the old and new by Russian and Polish composers. It begins at 7 p.m. online at utrgv.edu/patron.

November 19-20

  • A performance of chamber operas and scenes from the UTRGV Opera Workshop will be performed by the UTRGV Opera Theaterin the UTRGV library auditorium, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Nov. 19 and 2 p.m. on Nov. 20. Admission is free.

November 20

  • An evening of live jazz featuring the UTRGV Jazz Combowill be performed at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville.Admission is free.
  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will host the inaugural UTRGV South Padre Island Battle on the Beach, featuring men’s basketball games between UTRGV and Northern Arizona as well as Texas Tech and Incarnate Word. UTRGV will face Northern Arizona at 2 p.m. Texas Tech plays Incarnate Word at 5 p.m. at the South Padre Island Convention Centre. A variety of ticket options and pricing are available online at UTRGVTickets.com or by contacting the UTRGV Athletics Ticket Office team of Seth Jones at 956-665-3877 and Carlos Muñoz at 956-665-3747 or through email at tickets@utrgv.edu.

November 20-21

  • Latin American Ballets and the UTRGV Symphony Orchestracombine for a journey of Alberto Ginastera’s music written to the ballet “Estancia and Ineluctable…El Tiempo by Costa Rican Carlos Escalante.” Guest soloist is Dr. George Amorim performing Larsson’s Concertino for Double Bass and Strings. It begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. It is repeated at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Admission is free.

November 22

  • Duo Aldebaranwith Krista Jobson, flute, and Hector Rodríguez, guitar, performs at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Admission is free.
  • The UTRGV Clarinet Studio Recitalwill be held at the UTRGV library auditorium, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg, at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

November 22-23

  • The UTRGV Percussion Ensemble Concertbegins at 7 p.m. on Nov. 22 at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg, at 7 p.m., and again at 7 p.m. on Nov. we at the BMSLC 1.217, 1 W. University Blvd., Brownsville. Admission is free.

November 23

  • The Beethoven Journey: A Piano Sonata Recitalwith Juan Pablo Andrade, piano, will be held at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Admission is free.

November 28 & December 1

  • It’s “Home for the Holidays” when the UTRGV vocal and instrumental ensembles kick off the holiday season with a variety of classic and contemporary music and sing-along. Join in the celebration on Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Then catch the performance Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Admission is free.

December 4

  • The McAllen Holiday Paradereturns to a live, in-person presentation this year, stepping off at 6 p.m. from the McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2001 N. Bicentennial Blvd. Coming back are the illuminated, animated floats, giant helium Macy’s-style balloons, marching bands, celebrity appearances and guests hosts, along with fan-favorite vuelta in designated zones on the parade route.Fans can win sweepstakes prizes before and during the parade and participate in the free, family-friendly Christmas in the Park festival and carnival. More details will be forthcoming.
  • The IMAS Christmas Tree Forest, “Christmas in the Rio Grande Valley,”opens and the trees will be judged with an awards reception to follow on Sunday, Dec. 12. For more information, call Bertha Garcia at 956-605-2155. IMAS is located at 1900 Nolana Ave. in McAllen.

December 6

  • Dr. Krista Jobson, UTRGV associate professor of flute, presents a concert, “A Tribute to my Teachers,” in collaboration with pianist Dr. Dino Mulic and guitarist Dr. Héctor Rodríguez. It begins at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Admission is free.

December 10

  • Maestro Peter Dabrowksi leads the Valley Symphony Orchestraas they continue the VSO’s 70th anniversary season with the annual holiday tradition “A Touch of Frost”and the return of the Symphony Chorale under the direction of Dr. Sean Taylor. Patrons can receive the latest information and sign up for the VSO’s email list at valleyorchestra.org or by calling the VSO office Monday through Friday between 12 and 5 p.m. All performances take place at 8 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center.

December 14

  • UTRGV Modern Band Ensembles and faculty bandcombine for a concert at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. As the students learned new instruments, they made contemporary popular music of varied styles. The show features The Minör Revisiöns, a pop/rock band made up of UTRGV music faculty members. Admission is free.

December 17-18

  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Tuesday that the women’s basketball team will host the second annual UTRGV South Padre Island Classic, a four-game tournament featuring UTRGV, UTSA, Liberty and Grand Canyon at the South Padre Island Convention Centre. UTRGV will face UTSA on Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. and Liberty on Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. Grand Canyon will face Liberty on Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. and UTSA on Dec. 18 at 4 p.m. A variety of ticket options and pricing are available online at UTRGVTickets.com or by contacting the UTRGV Athletics Ticket Office team of Seth Jones at 956-665-3877 and Carlos Muñoz at 956-665-3747 or through email at tickets@utrgv.edu.

2022

January 14

  • At 7:30 p.m. Huateque 2022brings together “Ballet Folklórico and Guests”for a colorful evening of dance at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children.For more information, call 956-665-2230 or go to www.utrgv.edu/dance.

January 21-22

  • Spanish Nights 2022 Ballet Español, part of the UTRGV Dance Program, will be a two-night production at 7:30 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children. For more information, call 956-665-2230 or go to www.utrgv.edu/dance.

February 11-13, 18-20

  • Don’t miss out on the award-winning troupe of UTRGV Ballet Folklóricoin their annual production with Alegría 2022at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Performances dates are Feb. 11-12 and 18-19 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children. For more information, call 956-665-2230 or go to www.utrgv.edu/dance.

February 22

  • Actor, comedian, screenwriter and director Rob Schneider’s “I Have Issues Tour”is coming to McAllen at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. Ticket prices range from $3 to $195 and are now on sale to the general through ticketmaster.com, or stop by the McAllen Performing Arts Center box office for more information.

February 25

  • The Valley Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Peter Dabrowski, presents “Dances of the Americas”showcasing dance music from across North and South America while featuring selections by Leonard Bernstein, Astor Piazzolla, and Richard Rodgers. Patrons can receive the latest information and sign up for the VSO’s email list at valleyorchestra.org or by calling the VSO office Monday through Friday between 12 and 5 p.m. All performances take place at 8 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center.

February 25-27, March 4-6

  • William Shakespeare’s tragic drama,Coriolanus, will be the next production by the UTRGV Productions Theatre players for six performances. All Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays will be at 2 p.m.  The Feb. 26 performance will have ASL interpretation. It will be staged in the Allbert L. Jeffers Theatre house in the campus Liberal Arts Building South. For special accommodations, tickets or more information, call 956-665-3581 or go to utrgv.edu/theatre.

February 27

  • Actor, comedian, screenwriter and director Rob Schneiderbrings his “I Have Issues Tour”to McAllen at the McAllen Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Ticket prices range from $3 to $195 and are now on sale to the general through ticketmaster.com, or stop by the McAllen Performing Arts Center box office for more information.

March 6

  • The UTRGV Dance Program will hold the Dance Adjudication Festival Gala 2022at 5 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children. For more information, call 956-665-2230 or go to www.utrgv.edu/dance.

March 13

  • UTRGV Ballet Folklóricopresents their annual production of Alegría 2022 at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave. in Brownsville, at 5 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children. For more information, call 956-665-2230 or go to www.utrgv.edu/dance.

March 25

  • Maestro Peter Dabrowski concert will be a 70th anniversary celebration, as the Valley Symphony Orchestra welcomes returning soloist Daniel Saenz, a lauded cellist who began his music career with the VSO and now teaches and performs across the country. Patrons can receive the latest information and sign up for the VSO’s email list at valleyorchestra.org or by calling the VSO office Monday through Friday between 12 and 5 p.m. All performances take place at 8 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center.

April 1-2

  • The UTRGV Senior Dance Projectsspring semester performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Edinburg Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children. For more information, call 956-665-2230 or go to www.utrgv.edu/dance.

April 22-24

  • UTRGVUniversity Productionspresents Red, a drama by John Logan, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday, with ASL interpretation for the Saturday evening performance. It will be staged in the Allbert L. Jeffers Theatre house in the campus Liberal Arts Building South. For special accommodations, tickets or more information, call 956-665-3581 or go to utrgv.edu/theatre.

April 29

  • The Valley Symphony Orchestra, under the direction Maestro Peter Dabrowski, will present the music of Star Warsin its season finale concert. Patrons can receive the latest information and sign up for the VSO’s email list at valleyorchestra.org or by calling the VSO office Monday through Friday between 12 and 5 p.m. All performances take place at 8 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center.

April 30-May 1

  • Seymour the Trollby David Carren rounds out the season for the UTRGV University Theatre. A production for young audiences, Saturday’s performance is 7:30 p.m. with ASL interpretation, and May 1 is a 2 p.m. matinee. It will be staged in the Allbert L. Jeffers Theatre house in the campus Liberal Arts Building South. For special accommodations, tickets or more information, call 956-665-3581 or go to utrgv.edu/theatre.

May 6-7

  • The UTRGV Dance Programgives the stage to the Faculty Dance Showcaseat 7:30 p.m. both nights at the Edinburg Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children.For more information, call 956-665-2230 or go to www.utrgv.edu/dance.

June 4-5

  • The UTRGV Ballet Folklórico presentsOuroboros: Re-Imagining Mexican Folk Danceon at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and for a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children. For more information, call 956-665-2230 or go to www.utrgv.edu/dance.

July 16

  • UTRGV’s Summer Alegría 2022is planned for 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children. For more information, call 956-665-2230 or go to www.utrgv.edu/dance.

July 30-31

  • A combined production by UTRGV’s Alumni Company and Ballet Folklóricojoin their talents for Leyendas 2022to be staged at the Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. The Saturday production begins at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children.  For more information, call 956-665-2230 or go to www.utrgv.edu/dance.

 

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