- Dr. Marco Schirripa, percussionist, performs at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV BMSLC 1.217 in Brownsville. In a program of new music for marimba and percussion, Dr. Schirripa’s recital features the world premiere of Gordon Stout’s “Burnt Offerings” for solo marimba, and the Texas premiere of Rajna Swaminathan’s multiple percussion solo, “The Labyrinth.” It will also be on a live stream at twitch.tv/utrgvmusic.
- The UTRGV School of Art & Design will have an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring the works of Adilene I. Rosales in “4Hope,” an MFA thesis exhibition. It will be located in the Charles & Dorothy Clark Gallery on the UTRGV campus at 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg.
- The City of McAllen and McAllen Parks & Recreation will host the 10th Annual McAllen Marathon Scott Crane Run, along with the McAllen Marathon Health & Wellness Expo will be held at the McAllen Convention Center. Registrants can choose from a 5K, 10K, Relay Marathon, Half Marathon or Full Marathon. This is a Boston qualifying race. Participants receive finisher medals, shirts and swag. Registration deadline is Jan. 20 or when the race meets maximum capacity. The full marathon, half marathon, and six-person relay marathon will kick off at 7 a.m. The 5K and 10K races will begin at 7:10 a.m. The Kids Final Mile begins at 10 a.m. For more information, sign-up and fees, runners can register for any of the races by visiting mcallenmarathon.com.
- The next book discussion in the Speer Memorial Library Community Room in Mission begins at 6:30 p.m. to review The Personal Librarian. Stop by the reference desk or call at 956-580-8754 to arrange for a copy to read. This title is also available in English as an e-book and e-audiobook at ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/HidalgoCountyLS. For more information, or to sign up for the discussion, call or send an email to email@example.com. Speer Memorial Library is located at 12th and Kika De La Garza in Mission. For further information on events and news at the library, visit mission.lib.tx.us.
- The Heroes with Heart 5K sponsored by South Texas Health System Heart celebrates survivors of heart disease. Early registration deadline is Feb. 3 for the Feb. 25 event and the final registration deadline is Feb. 24 at 12 p.m. at sthsactive.com. Registration fee is $25 for individuals and $35 for late entry. The fee for kids ages 5 to 12 and veterans is $10 and seniors, 55 and older, is $15. Packet pick-up will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, at the South Texas Health System Heart conference room. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the STHS Heart, 1900 S. D St., McAllen, in the main parking lot. For more information, call 956-388-2033 or send an email to Kassandra.Rodriguez@uhsrgv.com.
- The Mission Historical Museum, 900 Doherty Ave., will host screenings of the 1979 western film, She Came to the Valley, based on the novel written by local author Cleo Dawson. Show times on each day will be at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. A copy of the novel will be given with the purchase of each $5 ticket. Tickets must be pre-purchased and will not be sold at the door. Museum hours are Wednesday to Friday, 1 to 4 p.m., and every second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Business hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 956-580-8646 or go to missionmuseum.org.
- 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.
- The Food Bank RGV annual Farm Dinner fundraiser will be held at the historic Valley Fruit Co. building. The event will raise funds for the Food Bank RGV’s community garden and nutrition education programs. The farm dinner features a locally-sourced five course meal prepared by renowned Chef Larry Delgado, winner of Beat Bobby Flay 2021. The cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. at the food bank’s on-site community garden and farm behind the Food Bank RGV, 724 N. Cage Blvd. in Pharr. Dinner follows inside the Food Bank and will feature live music, silent auction and drawing. Tickets can be purchased at the Food Bank RGV. Seating is limited; early ticket purchase is recommended. For more information, visit foodbankrgv.com.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Valley Symphony Orchestra presents Carmen y Masat 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.
- 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.
- 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 email@example.com.