- 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.
- Guitarist Dr. Hector Rodriguez performs in a recital at 7 p.m.at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg. The music includes the works of Agustin Barrios, Egberto Gismonti, Gentil Montaña, Roland Dyens and Julio Cesar Oliva. Admission is free.
- South Texas College Theatre & Dance presents Animal Farm, adapted by Ian Wooldridge from the George Orwell novel. The production will run on Feb. 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee at 2 p.m. on Feb. 26. Performances will take place at the STC’s Cooper Center for the Performing Arts Black Box Theater at 3200 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. General admission tickets cost is $5. Seating is limited; advanced purchases are encouraged online at southtexascollege.edu/go/theatre. For additional information, special accommodations, or group rates, call 956-872-2301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Heroes with Heart 5K sponsored by South Texas Health System Heart celebrates survivors of heart disease. Registration deadline is Jan. 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.
- Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party is coming to Edinburg for a show featuring Hot Wheels Monster Trucks in the dark for three performances. Show times are as follows: Feb. 25 at 12:30 p.m. and 10 a.m. for the Crash Zone and again at 7:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Crash Zone; and Feb. 26 at 2:30 p.m. and a 12 p.m. Crash Zone. Tickets and event information are available at hotwheelsmonstertruckslive.com. Special kids pricing is available for all shows. Bert Ogden Arean is located at 4900 S. I-69C in Edinburg. Call 956-562-7362 for information.
- The Museum of South Texas History presents “Alfonso ‘Al’ Ramírez: 100 Years of Legacy,” a spotlight exhibit highlighting the life of the former Edinburg mayor, now on display through Sunday in celebration of what would have been Ramírez’s 100th birthday, the exhibit features parts of the Al Ramírez Collection. The exhibit is included in the regular museum admission. MOSTHistory is located at 200 N. Closner Blvd., Edinburg. Call 956-383-6911 for information.
- The 54th Annual Fiesta Edinburg will be held at Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg. Set to perform on Friday, March 3, is Grammy Award winner Los Tigres Del Norte, and the Randy Rogers Band will headline on Saturday, March 4. Tickets for each concert can be purchased at bertogdenarena.com. The public can expect attractions such as the Heart of America Carnival, America’s Got Talent Fearless Flores Family, and Contacto animal and dinosaur exhibits. The Fiesta Edinburg Parade will take place on March 4 at 10 a.m. on Closner Blvd. Visit edinburg.com for more information.
- 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 email@example.com.
- The Upper Valley Art League will host a series of four, one-day mosaic workshops offered by Janie Lee. The last two classes planned include “Glass on Glass Mosaic,” Feb. 18, 1 to 5 p.m.; and “Drilling with Rocks,” March 4, 1 to 4 p.m.Materials are included in the price of the class. For more information, go to uppervalleyartleague.org or call 956-591-0282.
- The Gladys Porter Zoo’s annual Ocelot 5K Run supporting ocelot conservation starts at 7:30 a.m., and the corresponding 1-Mile fun run begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Gladys Porter Zoo, 500 Ringgold, Brownsville. Packet pick-up will take place on March 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Meadows Room at the zoo. Cost to participate in the 5K run is only $35 and $30 for the 1-mile run per runner. This cost covers entrance to the zoo, a limited edition dri-fit ocelot shirt, race bib, and race medal. Runners of all ages are encouraged to participate in ocelot attire or costumes. Registration for the Ocelot Run is open at gpz.org.
- The annual Ocelot Conservation Day hosted by the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge and Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge will be held at Gladys Porter Zoo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout the zoo grounds. Activities include a scavenger hunt, games, ocelot dress-up station, ocelot crafts and drawings, along with information tables, exhibits, and presentations featuring ocelot conservation. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge for ocelot conservation. For more information about the Ocelot Run and ocelot conservation, visit gpz.org.
- The Valley Symphony Orchestra presents Carmen y Mas in the next concert at 8 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. It features Mariachi Aztlán with the full symphony orchestra with the iconic music of the Carmen opera including Marquez’s Leyenda de Miliano and Bizet’s Carmen Suite. 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. Educators (K-12 and higher education) with a valid school I.D. can purchase up to two tickets to VSO concerts for $20 each plus box office fees. Educators must show their ID at the box office to purchase tickets. Seating is at the discretion of box office and pending availability.
- UTRGV’s Ballet Folkórico presents Alegría 2023 at 7:30 p.m. t the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave. in in Brownsville. In a collaboration of 40 dancers, 20 musicians, choreographers and scene designers, seven different states and regions will be represented during the show, including a pre-Hispanic piece, Tabasco, Huasteca Veracruzana, Calabaceados from Baja California Norte, Veracruz, Colima and Sinaloa. Opening curtain is 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3-4 and 10-11, and 2 p.m. matinees on Feb. 5 and 12. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and students, and $5 for children. Patrons can purchase tickets one hour before each event. Purchase tickets at utrgv.edu/arts. For more information about UTRGV Ballet Folklórico, contact the UTRGV Dance Office at 956-665-2230.
- Asiya Korepanova returns to the Valley Symphony Orchestra for Grieg’s Piano Concerto, along with the American masterpiece and Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. 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. Educators (K-12 and higher education) with a valid school I.D. can purchase up to two tickets to VSO concerts for $20 each plus box office fees. Educators must show their ID at the box office to purchase tickets. Seating is at the discretion of box office and pending availability.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.