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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 9-11, March 9

  • The award-winning UTRGV Ballet Folkloric presents Alegría 2024. Alegría is an annual folklórico performance that brings life to Mexico’s art of folk dance. The fast-paced show has a cast of 40 dancers and 15 musicians dressed in colorful costumes, performing lively choreographies supported by theatrical lighting and music. Performances at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg, begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 and 10, at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m.            On Saturday, March 9, the troupe will perform again at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave. in Brownsville, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the public are $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and UTRGV students, and $5 for children. Tickets can be purchased at utrgv.edu/arts. For more information, contact the dance office at 956-665-2230. For questions or special accommodations, call the UTRGV Dance Department at 956-665-2230 or 956-882-7025.

February 10

  • Experience ranch life and culture during Ranch Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Museum of South Texas History through ranching demonstrations, performances, and presentations. There will be hands-on activities to immerse further into the experience. Food vendors will be on site. MOSTHistory is at 200 N. Closner Blvd. in Edinburg. Call 956-383-6911 for more information.
  • 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 16

  • The UTRGV Violin and Viola Fest 2024 recital begins at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. The free concert is part of the Guest Artist Series and Student Series Recital featuring guest violists and faculty. For more information, go to utrgv.edu/arts.

February 18

  • The UTRGV Jazz Ambassadors perform at 3 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, go to utrgv.edu/arts.

February 19

  • Dr. Monica C. Martinez, UTRGV assistant professor of horn, performs a recital of new and traditional Horn repertoire beginning at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. The concert is free. For more information, go to utrgv.edu/arts.

February 21

  • The Tim Gonchoroff exhibition, UTRGV artist, opens and runs through March 8.Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UTRGV Rusteberg Gallery, 65 Gorgas Dr. in Brownsville. Admission is free. For more information, go to utrgv.edu/arts.
  • The UTRGV Symphonic Orchestra concert, Fiesta Mexicana, begins at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 w. University Dr. in Edinburg. The performance is a celebration of the music and culture of Mexico, including Sensemayá, Fiesta Mexicana, and the U.S. premiere of Concierto Mexicano for Guitar and Orchestra, featuring guitarist Hector Rodriguez. Admission is $6 and tickets are available at showpass.com/music-symphony-orchestra-fiesta-mexicana. For more information, go to utrgv.edu/arts.

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 22, 24-24

  • South Texas College Theatre and Dance presents its spring production, “The Little Prince,” adapted by Rick Cummins and John Scoular from Antoine De Saint-Exupéry’s novel. Performances will take place at STC’s Cooper Center Black Box Studio, 3200 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. The production will run on Feb. 22 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and will include two matinees at 2 p.m. on Feb. 24 and 25. The Thursday, Feb. 22 evening performance will be interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL). General admission tickets cost $5 and are available at southtexascollege.edu/go/theatre. For additional information about the show, special accommodations or for group rates, call 956-872-2301 or email 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

  • The UTRGV Distinguished Artist Series presents Jasminne Mendez, an award-winning author, playwright and translator. She will speak on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Dustin Michael Sekula Library, 1906 S. Closner Blvd. in Edinburg, and on Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. at the UTRGV Ballroom, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. Admission is free. For more information, go to utrgv.edu/arts.

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 26

  • The Cross Connections 2024 Exhibition opens at the UTRGV Visual Arts Building Gallery, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit closes March 13. It is an international exhibition and competition of visual communication design and emerging media design. Admission is free. For more information, go to utrgv.edu/arts.
  • Author and cartoonist Jose Alaniz will give a public reading of his works at 6 p.m. at the UTRGV Visual Arts Annex, 2412 S. Closner Blvd. in Edinburg, in Room EVABL 1.125. Admission is free. The program is co-sponsored by the UTRGV Department of Creative Writing, Center for Mexican American Studies, Center Latin American Arts, and the School of Art and Design. For more information, go to utrgv.edu/arts.

February 26-27

  • The UTRGV Wind Orchestra & Symphonic Winds performs on Monday, Feb. 26, at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg and on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the TSC Performing Arts Center, 90 Taylor Ave. in Brownsville. Both performances begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6.25 per person and available at utrgv.edu/arts.

February 28

  • Delve into Creative Writing with award-winning poet Jonah Mixon-Webster at 5:30 p.m. at the UTRGV ELABS 107 at 1201 W. University Drive, Edinburg. This is part of the FESTIBA 2024 series of events. No tickets are required.
  • The UTRGV Distinguished Artist Series presents the Fly Dance Company in a performance at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. The performance is street dance with classical choreographic principles. Admission is $5 and $10. Tickets are available at utrgv.edu/arts.
  • 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 showpass.com/m/patron-of-the-arts. For information, email cofa@utrgv.edu.

February 29 – March 3

  • The 55th Annual Fiesta Edinburg takes place at the Bert Ogden Arena, 4900 S. I-69C. The family-friendly attractions include the Heart of America Carnival, a Lucha Libre match, and animal and dinosaur exhibits from Contacto Animal. On Saturday, March 2, the celebration will kick off with the Fiesta Edinburg parade at 10 a.m. along N. Closner Blvd. Also on Saturday, Tejano music stars Jennifer Peña and Siggno will make a stop with their “Cásate Conmigo” tour. Tickets for the concert can be purchased online at bertogdenarena.com. For VIP tables and more information on Fiesta Edinburg, call the Edinburg Chamber at 956-383-4974 or visit edinburg.com. Businesses and individuals wishing to partner in sponsorship packages can contact, Ronnie Larralde, ECC executive director, at 956-383-4974.

March 1

  • Tables and singles tickets are available for the Valley Symphony Orchestra’s annual Bravo! Gala.VSO patrons will be served a three-course gourmet dinner at the McAllen Convention Center and ends with a one-night-only performance by the Valley Symphony Orchestra. This year’s program features recognizable favorites from television, film and Broadway, such as Downton Abbey, Mamma Mia and more. For more details, go to valleyorchestra.org/event/bravo-vso, call 956-661-1615, or email hello@valleyorchestra.org.

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

  • The UTRGV Distinguished Artist Series presents Grammy award-winning Mariachi Los Camperos, one of the most popular mariachis in the world representing the heart and soul of traditional Mexican music. The performance begins at 7 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg. Admission ranges from $5 to $20 and tickets are available at utrgv.edu/arts.

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 Showand 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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