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October 7-9

  • The Pharr Community Theater’s (PCT) one-act drama, Salt & Pepper, by Jose Cruz Gonzalez and directed by Seres Jaime Magaña, will be performed at 213 W. Newcombe, Pharr. It will be staged on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance online for only $10 each at tinyurl.com/pctsaptickets and or at the door, upon availability, starting one hour prior to curtain. The show’s rating is equivalent to a PG and the duration is about 90 minutes. For more details and ticket information, go to pharrcommunitytheater.com or text 956-475-1476 or 956-655-9308.

October 7-31

  • The UTRGV Faculty Exhibition is now on display in all galleries and runs throughout the month. Faculty works of art can be seen in the Visual Arts Annex and Charles & Dorothy Clark Gallery on the Edinburg campus at 1201 W. University Dr. and at the Rusteberg Gallery, 2101 Gorgas Dr. in Brownsville.

October 8

  • Los Angeles Azules is returning to the United States with their upcoming De Iztapalapa Para el Mundo Tour. The Mejía-Avante siblings will perform for the first time several cities and will be making a stop at Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg. With a completely revamped production, De Iztapalapa Para el Mundo will include special guests to perform the group’s most iconic songs, as well as their recent hits “Cumbia a la gente” and “Otra noche.” Tickets are available at losangelesazules.com.mx.
  • Shoko Kinsella, pianist,presents a dance program for solo piano from Baroque to Post-Romantic eras. The program includes Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev and more. It begins at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. Admission is free.

October 9

  • The International Museum of Art & Science kicks off the Fall season with the annual Día de los Muertos Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be guided tours of the Mexican & Latin American Folk Art exhibition, view community altars, vendor market, performance by UTRGV Ballet Folklórico at 4 p.m. and art activities, including candle painting, monarch masks, and paper flowers. Traditional sugar skull decorating will be available during the event for $3 per participant (limited supply). The Día de los Muertos Festival & Market is included in the cost of general admission. Sugar skulls decorating is an additional fee of $3. More information can be found at theimasonline.org or by calling 956-681-2800.
  • It’s Tigres vs Pachuca in the Rio Grande Valley. Medio Tiempo Soccer Group and H-E-B Park officially announce the arrival of the Liga MX Femenil. Tigres UANL will face off against Pachuca in a match at 7 p.m. at H-E-B Park. Tickets are now on sale at hebparkrgv.com and the H-E-B Park box office, 1616 S. Raul Longoria Rd.

October 10-11

  • The UTRGV Wind Orchestra and Symphonic Winds will perform in two venues next week. The first is on Monday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. The second is on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Tickets are $5 per person and available at utrgvarts.universitytickets.com.

October 13

  • The Connexus Trombone Duo, comprised of trombonists Bill Haugeberg and Jason Hausback, will perform at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. They will be joined by Dr. Kenneth Saxon on the piano for the performance. Admission is free.

October 14-16

  • The UTRGV Theatre presents the chilling play, Frankenstein, from the novel by Mary Shelley, and adapted by Joshua Kennedy and Marco Muñoz. It will be at the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre, 1201 W. University Ave., Edinburg. Continuing the UTRGV Theatre Halloween tradition, this performance is a new re-telling of Shelley’s work. The performances are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. The show starts promptly at the time stated; no late entry will be allowed until intermission. Go to utrgv.edu/theatre for tickets. For more information, call 956-665-3581 email theatreboxoffice@utrgv.edu.

October 15

  • The International Museum of Art & Science will host its Second Annual Members’ Juried Art Show with an opening reception for members from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Cardenas Gallery and will include the awards ceremony at 6 p.m. The artwork will be on display through the end of December. To purchase or renew a membership, call 956-681-2800 during business hours or visit the website at theimasonline.org to register online.

October 16

  • The UTRGV Faculty Chamber Music: Celebrating George Crumb begins at 3 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave., Brownsville. Admission is free. Guest tenor Tony Bouteé and faculty pianist Brendan Kinsella perform works by George Crumb, Benjamin Britten and others.

October 17

  • The next ART_oLoGy class hosted by the Edinburg Cultural Arts Division will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dustin M. Sekula Memorial Library, 1906 S. Closner Blvd. All adults are invited to register for the free. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be limited to 40 students per class. Supplies will be provided. For more information, call the library at 956-383-6246 or visit the City of Edinburg’s Cultural Arts website at edinburgarts.com.

October 21

  • Fiesta de Palmas presents Noche del Vino on Friday, Oct. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. for a wine and food festival at the McAllen Convention Center. Proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation – Rio Grande Valley. It offers an evening to sample premium wines along with a variety of food tastings. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, the McAllen Performing Arts Center Box Office or Fiestadepalmas.com.
  • Four-time Grammy and five-time Latin Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Pepe Aguilar brings his Jaripeo sin Frontiers tour to the Bert Ogden Arena at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $40 to $1,200 and are available through bertogdenarena.com and ticketmaster.com. Bert Ogden Arena is located at 4900 S I-69 C in Edinburg.

October 21-23

  • The 16th Annual 2022 Fiesta de Palmas will feature six stages of local and regional performers and new attractions at the McAllen Convention Center and will feature a line-up of live music, Fiesta’s Grand Carnival rides, diverse foods, Artisan Mercado, children’s interactivities and more. Each night ends with a fireworks extravaganza. The full schedule may be viewed at fiestadepalmas.com.

November 4

  • The Valley Symphony Orchestra begins the season with the Romantic Masterpieces, featuring Dominic Cheli performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Dovrak’s Eighth Symphony, a work that travels from joyful to ominous and back again. Also on the program is Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5. Tickets start at just $20. It begins at 8 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. Individual and season tickets can be purchased in person at the MPAC Box Office, online at valleyorchestra.org, ticketmaster.com, or by calling the office at 956-661-1615.
  • Bert Ogden Arena hosts rising country music star Parker McCollum in concert with supporting acts Josh Abbott Band and William Beckmann. Tickets are available at bertogdenarena.com or at the Bert Ogden Arena Box Office, located at 4900 S. I-69C, Edinburg. Call 956-562-7362 for information.

November 14

  • The next ART_oLoGy class hosted by the Edinburg Cultural Arts Division will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dustin M. Sekula Memorial Library, 1906 S. Closner Blvd. All adults are invited to register for the free. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be limited to 40 students per class. Supplies will be provided. For more information, call the library at 956-383-6246 or visit the City of Edinburg’s Cultural Arts website at edinburgarts.com.

November 18-20

  • UTRGV Theatre Department presents Moliére in the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. They bring French playwright Moliére’s wit to stage in a pair of short comedies – The Flying Doctor and Two Precious Maidens Ridiculed – for a farcical mixture of love, mayhem, trickery and more. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets range from $5 to $15. Shows start promptly at the time stated; no late entry will be allowed until intermission. For tickets, go to utrgv.edu/theatre. For information, call 956-665-3581 or email the Theatre Box Office at theatreboxoffice@utrgv.edu.

December 2

  • The Valley Symphony Orchestra’s beloved holiday tradition, A Touch of Frost, returns and again features the Valley Symphony Chorale andselections from The Nutcracker and Handel’s Messiah. New in 2022, tenor David Sadlier will perform, and new works including a full symphony and chorale performance of Mariah Carey’s classic, All I Want for Christmas is You, are planned. Santa will be on hand for pictures to spread holiday cheer. It begins at 8 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. Individual and season tickets can be purchased in person at the MPAC Box Office, online at valleyorchestra.org, ticketmaster.com, or by calling the office at 956-661-1615.

2023

February 17

  • Pianist Haysun Kang performs with the Valley Symphony Orchestra for the Out of This World concert. This concert for family audiences will feature the bold and brassy music of the Pixar film The Incredibles as well as two movements (Mars and Jupiter) from Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Finally, Kang performs George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, a uniquely American composition that fuses jazz, ragtime, and bolero styles into one soaring work. It begins at 8 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. Individual and season tickets can be purchased in person at the MPAC Box Office, online at valleyorchestra.org, ticketmaster.com, or by calling the office at 956-661-1615.

March 3-5

  • What happens when the minds of Picasso and Einstein come together – from the perspective and talents of actor and writer Steve Martin? Martin’s imagination explores the possibilities in the next UTRGV Theatre production of Picasso at the Lapin Agile. With a 1904 setting, they “debate their work, the nature of creative endeavors both scientific and artistic, and trade witty banter.” Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.Tickets range from $5 to $15. Shows start promptly at the time stated; no late entry will be allowed until intermission. For tickets, go to utrgv.edu/theatre. For information, call 956-665-3581 or email the Theatre Box Office at theatreboxoffice@utrgv.edu.

March 24

  • The Valley Symphony Orchestra presents Carmen y Mas at 8 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. The concert features the music of the opera Carmen and special guests Mariachi Aztlán, the award-winning UTRGV-based ensemble. Accompanied by the full orchestra, Mariachi Aztlán will deliver a signature high-energy and passionate performance. Individual and season tickets can be purchased in person at the MPAC Box Office, online at valleyorchestra.org, ticketmaster.com, or by calling the office at 956-661-1615.

April 21

  • The Valley Symphony Orchestra season finale, West Side Story, is joined by powerhouse pianist Asiya Korepanova performing Edvard Greig’s Piano Concerto in A minor on a program that also includes selections from Bernstein’s masterpiece musical theatre work West Side Story. The Latin rhythms of West Side Story paired with Korepanova’ uninhibited high-energy style will close out the Symphony of Stars season on a high note. It begins at 8 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. Individual and season tickets can be purchased in person at the MPAC Box Office, online at valleyorchestra.org, ticketmaster.com, or by calling the office at 956-661-1615.

April 21-23

  • Somewhere: A Primer for the End of Days by Marisela Treviño Orta brings the UTRGV Theatre 2022-23 season to an end.Follow the drama of Cassandra and her brother on a journey, both “bittersweet and magical,” as they make a road trip to the final destination of Monarch butterflies.  Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.  Tickets range from $5 to $15. Shows start promptly at the time stated; no late entry will be allowed until intermission. For tickets, go to utrgv.edu/theatre. For information, call 956-665-3581 or email the Theatre Box Office at theatreboxoffice@utrgv.edu.

 

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