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February 2 & 3

  • The Pharr Community Theater hosts singer Dave Williams at the theater, 213 W. Newcombe Ave. The opening act will feature 26-year-old, Aaron Barrera The Friday performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday is at 3 p.m. Open seating will begin 30 minutes before each show. Advance tickets are $8 online (no surcharge). Online purchase is recommended at pharrcommunitytheater.com. Tickets at the door are $10, upon availability. A portion of the proceeds will benefit PCT. A limited snack bar will also be available and the show lasts a little over two hours, including a short intermission. For more information, go to pharrcommunitytheater.com or text 956-655-9308.

February 6

  • The Harlem Globetrotters will spin their hoops magic for the Rio Grande Valley audience for one show only at 7 p.m. at Bert Ogden Arena, 4900 S I-69 C, Edinburg. Fan engagement opportunity continues with pre-game offerings like the Magic Pass, post-game access and more in-game fan interactions. Tickets start at $29, not including fees. Go to harlemglobetrotters.com for tickets.

February 8-9

  • The Mission Historical Museum presents a screening of the 1979 western film, She Came to the Valley. The film is based on the novel written by Mission native Cleo Dawson. Showtimes will be Thursday and Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., both days. Tickets are $5 and come with a copy of the novel. Stop by the museum to purchase tickets. Tickets will not be sold at the door the day of the screenings. MHM is located at 900 Doherty Ave. For more information, call 956-580-8646 or go to missionmuseum.org.

February 9

  • The Liverpool Legends,a Beatles tribute band, will be at the McAllen Convention Center to celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Beatles’ debut performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The Liverpool Legends performance is at 8 p.m., 801 Convention Center Blvd., and tickets are now on sale at ticketmaster.com/event/3A005F7CE1B84218.

February 10

  • Dry Bar Comedy presents comedian Jeff Allen’s “Are We There Yet?” tour stop in the Rio Grande Valley at 7 p.m. at BT Church, 2001 Trenton Rd. in McAllen. Allen’s clean comedy drives home the humor in everyday family life, the ups and downs of marriage, the challenge of raising children, the bliss of the empty nest (followed by the unexpected returns to said nest) and the joys of being a grandparent. Tickets are $59.95 for VIP and $39.95 for general admission, and can be purchased at bt.church/events.

February 13

  • The next McAllen Wind Ensemble concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. Tickets range from $7 to $17 and can be purchased in-person at the McAllen Performing Arts Center Box Office, by calling 800-745-3000, or go to ticketmaster.com. Additional fees may apply. For more information, contact info@mcallenwindsemble.org. For more information about the organization, visit mcallenwindensemble.org.

February 22

  • The STC Theatre & Dance continues their seaon with Antoine De Saint-Exupéry’s “The Little Prince,” an adaptation by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar. The Little Prince is about a lonely, little prince who journeys through the universe in search of enlightenment and finds the strange, narrow-minded world of grownups. It will be held at STC’s Cooper Center for Performing Arts at the Pecan Campus, 3200 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. General admission tickets for the Main Stage and Black Box Studio productions are $5. The group rate for 10 or more guests is $3. Tickets can either be purchased online at southtexascollege.edu/go/theatre using a credit card or on the day of the performance or at the box office with cash. For more information, call Johanna Leal at 956-872-2301 or via email at jleal5@southtexascollege.edu.

February 23

  • The Valley Symphony Orchestra season continues with the third concert of the season, “Lyrical Legends,” featuring the VSO’s Assistant Principal cellist Patrick Hopkins performing “Variations on a Rococo Theme.” Under the direction of Maestro Peter Dabrowski, the concert features family-friendly selections including “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and Stravinksy’s Firebird Suite. To become a VSO sponsor, contact the VSO office at 956-661-1615 or via email at hello@valleyorchestra.org. For general information or tickets, go to valleyorchestra.org.

February 23 & 24

  • Jasminne Mendez, playwright, translator, and award-winning author, speaks on Feb. 23 in Edinburg at the Dustin Michael Sekula Library at 6 p.m. and Feb. 24, 2024 at the UTRGV Ballroom at 9 a.m. For information, email cofa@utrgv.edu.

February 23-25

  • Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party for a one-of-a-kind show at Bert Ogden Arena. Show times are Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 2:30 p.m. There will also be VIP and Crash Zone experiences to check out. The Glow Party production features a laser light show, theatrical effects, dance parties, and Hot Wheels toy giveaways. Fans can also witness a special appearance from a transforming robot, plus the high-flyers of Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Freestyle Motocross Team and the high-flyers of Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live, Freestyle Motocross. Special kids pricing is available for all shows. For tickets, pre-show event details and more information, go to bertogdenarena.com and hotwheelsmonstertruckslive.com.

February 28

  • FLY Dance Company, street dance with classical choreographic principles, performs at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. For tickets, go to www.showpass.com/m/patron-of-the-arts. For information, email cofa@utrgv.edu.

March 1-3

  • The UTRGV Department of Theater presents Metamorphoses, a poetic retelling of classical Greek and Roman myths by Ovid. Passionate and captivating stories performed in a pool of water, actors will share with tales of love, loss and transformation. Age appropriate for high school level and above, it contains adult themes. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. ASL interpretation will be available for Saturday. Ticket prices are general admission, $17; senior/military, $12; and UTRGV student, faculty, staff w/valid ID, $7. For more information, visit utrgv.edu/theatre or contact the Theatre Box Office at 956-665-3518 or via email at theatreboxoffice@utrgv.edu.

March 2

  • Mariachi Los Campers performs at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. For tickets, go to www.showpass.com/m/patron-of-the-arts. For information, email cofa@utrgv.edu.

March 3

  • Registration is now open for the City of Edinburg Hometown of Heroes Half-Marathon at https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Edinburg/EdinburgHometownofHeroesHalfMarathon. It begins at 7 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m. There will also be a 5.5 mile run. Registration for the half marathon is $50 and $25 for the 5.5 run. Awards will be given in men’s and women’s age categories. Runners are encouraged to arrive early for pre-race instructions and check-in. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 956-381-5631.

March 17

  • Broadway in the Rio Grande Valley Show and McAllen Performing Arts Center present the compelling story of real events turned into a musical with Come From Away at 7 p.m. Come from Away is a musical based the real event where 38 planes full of passengers arrived in a small Canadian town, an unexpected burden on the town’s locals and resources. What will happen on 9/12, the day after the world paused, and what can clashing cultures learn respect for and from each other? Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, mcallentheater.com or the MPAC box office. Call 956-681-3800 for more information.

March 22

  • In its next concert, the Valley Symphony Orchestra presents “Potter and Piano” showcasing music from the Harry Potter films and returning soloist Tanya Gabrielian performing George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F. To become a VSO sponsor, contact the VSO office at 956-661-1615 or via email at hello@valleyorchestra.org. For general information or tickets, go to valleyorchestra.org.

April 7

  • The McAllen Wind Ensemble final concert of the season begins at 3 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. Tickets range from $7 to $17 and can be purchased in-person at the McAllen Performing Arts Center Box Office, by calling 800-745-3000, or go to ticketmaster.com. Additional fees may apply. For more information, contact info@mcallenwindsemble.org. For more information about the organization, visit mcallenwindensemble.org.

April 19

  • The Valley Symphony Orchestra’s season finale, “Spellbound Symphony,” will include Rimsky-Korsakov’s beguiling Scheherazade, inspired by the tales of “The Arabian Nights.” To become a VSO sponsor, contact the VSO office at 956-661-1615 or via email at hello@valleyorchestra.org. For general information or tickets, go to valleyorchestra.org.

April 19-21

  • The UTRGV Department of Theater ends the season with a rock and roll comedyAirness, a play about competitive air guitar and discovering the air-ness within. Follow Nina as she enters her first air guitar competition and finds out if she has what it takes to become the next champion. Appropriate for high school age and above. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday when ASL interpretation will be available. Ticket prices are general admission, $17; senior/military, $12; and UTRGV student, faculty, staff w/valid ID, $7. For more information, visit utrgv.edu/theatre or contact the Theatre Box Office at 956-665-3518 or via email at theatreboxoffice@utrgv.edu.

April 20

  • The STC Dance Collective’s Transcendence 2024 showcases the combined talents of students, community members, and dance professionals from the Rio Grande Valley. It is a series of visionary works that explore the human experience through raw physicality and storytelling. It will be held at STC’s Cooper Center for Performing Arts at the Pecan Campus, 3200 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. General admission tickets for the Main Stage and Black Box Studio productions are $5. The group rate for 10 or more guests is $3. Tickets can either be purchased online at southtexascollege.edu/go/theatre using a credit card or on the day of the performance or at the box office with cash. For more information, call Johanna Leal at 956-872-2301 or via email at jleal5@southtexascollege.edu.

April 20 & 21

  • Axiom Quartet performs at 7 p.m. on April 20 at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg, and April 21 at 7 p.m. at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave. in Brownsville. For tickets, go to www.showpass.com/m/patron-of-the-arts. For information, email cofa@utrgv.edu.

April 24

  • The World Ballet Series performance of Swan Lake comes to McAllen Performing Arts Center in an original new production. It will be presented at 7 p.m. Tchaikovsky’s music for the ballet troupe will be performed live by The Valley Symphony Orchestra with Vadim Nikitin as conductor. The production features Marius Petipa’s original choreography, retouched by Nadezhda Kalinina. Ticket prices start at $39 and are available at ticketmaster.com.

April 26

Chicago is that kind of town and Broadway’s road tour for the award-winning musical is coming to the McAllen Performing Arts Center, 800 Convention Center Blvd. The performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, mcallentheater.com or the MPAC box office. Call 956-681-3800 for more information.

 

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