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Tuesday July 10, 2018 -  Saturday September 29, 2018
     Roots and Me - Family Trees Exhibit  
    Contact: Brownsville Heritage Museum   956-548-1313   
   
"Roots and Me - Family Trees" Exhibit
 
When: July 10, 2018 - September 29, 2018
 
    Vezzetti Room
 
                             
Cost: Exhibit is included with paid museum admission. 
For more information call: 956-548-1313

 
The Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society and the Tip O' Texas Genealogical Society have teamed up to create a new exhibit, "Roots and Me - Family Trees." Genealogy, also known as family history, is the study of families and the tracing of their history and lineages. This exhibit includes family trees and pedigree charts, examples of Coats of Arms or Family Crests, books, photographs and various documents, some telling of the journey of early immigrant ancestors, while others are from the Civil War era. Don't miss this opportunity to see the many family trees and other genealogy related materials on display. 
    Location: Brownsville Heritage Complex; 1325 E. Washington; Brownsville, TX

Tuesday July 10, 2018 -  Saturday September 29, 2018
     The 21st Century: Brownsville's Pioneering Families Exhibit, Part II  
    Contact: Historic Brownsville Museum   956-548-1313   
   
 
When: July 10, 2018 - September 29, 2018
 
                             
Cost: Exhibit is included with paid museum admission. 
For more information call: 956-548-1313

 
From New Year's Day 1900 to December 1950, Brownsville, much like the rest of the US, was focused on the science of transportation. Civic groups assembled around the call for railroad service, and in 1904, the goal was brought to fruition. Efforts were then turned to the skies, and within the following twenty-five years that dream became a reality. Another five years beyond that, Brownsville had a world-class seaport. The BHA is proud to spotlight the individuals who contributed to these developments in our latest exhibit, Brownsville into the 21st Century (Brownsville's Pioneering Families Exhibit, Part II).  
    Location: Historic Brownsville Museum; 641 E Madison St; Brownsville, TX

Saturday July 21, 2018 -  Sunday November 25, 2018
     Nancy Moyer: Truth & Rumors  
    Contact: International Museum of Science and Art   956-681-2800   
   
 

The solo exhibit, Truth & Rumors, features fine art jewelry by local artist Nancy Moyer. The body of work represents social commentaries about current perceptions related to the Texas-Mexico Border. More specifically, Moyer’s work portrays actual and assumed activities occurring along the RGV Fence. Moyer illustrates truths and rumors in this unusual format, with images influenced by Brownsville painter Mark Clark, and photographer Lee Brasher.

This exhibit runs through November 25, 2018. An opening reception and artist lecture will occur on July 21 from 2-4 p.m. in the fine art galleries. The exhibit and accompanying events are included in the cost of General Admission and free for IMAS Members.

    Location: International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS); 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX

Monday August 27, 2018 -  Wednesday October 17, 2018
     Marcando el Rel├ímpago by Tina Fuentes  
    Contact: Gina Otvos   956-872-3488   gotvos@southtexascollege.edu
   

South Texas College connects art with science in latest exhibition.

This year as part of the college’s larger Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, the South Texas College Library Art Gallery proudly presents “Marcando el Relámpago,” an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Tina Fuentes. The exhibit opens Monday, August 27 and runs through October 17, 2018. There will be a closing artist lecture on October 17 at 1 p.m. and a reception to follow from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery. The exhibit is located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

This exhibit comes from a collaboration with scientist and fellow instructor at Texas Tech University, Dr. Eric Bruning, who studies atmospheric electricity, lightning and turbulence. Fuentes’s paintings capture the imagery and or sensory component of these patterns.

    Location: South Texas College; Pecan Campus Library; Rainbow Room; 3201 W Pecan; McAllen, TX

Tuesday September 4, 2018 -  Friday September 28, 2018
     Creeks and River Exhibition by Jesus Toro Martinez  
    Contact: Alejandro Macias   956-882-7097   alejandro.macias@utrgv.edu
   

The Rusteberg Gallery's (UTRGV Brownsville) first exhibition of the Fall 2018 semester will feature the work of San Antonio based artist, Jesus Toro Martinez. The exhibition will include a variety of two-dimensional works.

"Creeks and Rivers" opens Tuesday, September 4 at 6:00 pm. The exhibition will run until Friday, September 28. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. Free to the public.

Address: 65 Gorgas Dr, Brownsville, TX 78520

About the Artist & his work:

For several years Jesus Toro Martinez has been working on a body of work to bring attention to our community’s rivers and creeks ... to preserved them and not see them become areas for illegal dumping or havens for collecting trash. San Pedro Creek borders the Lone Star Art District, where he has a working art studio and artist incubation space. After a good rain, he goes to the banks of the creek and see what the waters bring downstream. From this, I’ve created the Creek & Rivers series of paintings using a wide range of raw materials like tar, aluminum, gold leaf, copper and diferente dry pigments. 

Jesus Toro Martinez is a Texan by birth he has experience the South Texas Mexican Border area by working along the wetlands through his work and now bringing his painting exhibit to UTRGV Brownsville. Toro’s work can been seen in numerous public & private art collections across the country and internationally.

    Location: UGTRGV - Brownsville; Rusteberg Art Gallery; 65 Gorgas Dr; Brownsville, TX

Tuesday September 4, 2018 -  Tuesday December 4, 2018
     Recent BFA Graduates: Mariela Gonzalez & Victoria Zuniga  
    Contact: Gina Otvos   956-872-3488   gotvos@southtexascollege.edu
   

South Texas College highlights the work of two recent BFA graduates

South Texas College’s Technology Campus Library Art Gallery proudly presents “Recent BFA Graduates: Mariela Gonzalez and Victoria Zuniga,” a 2-D exhibit of paintings. The exhibit opens Tuesday, September 4 and runs through December 4, 2018. There will be an Q&A and reception on November 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Technology Campus Library Art Gallery. The exhibit is located at 3700 W. Military Hwy. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

Mariela Gonzalez and Victoria Zuniga both completed UTRGV’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program in December 2017. Gonzalez and Zuniga both lean towards 2-D work. The technical skill and stories of these students’ progress will be inspiring to current students and public and will give unique insight into a new generation of local professional artists.

Mariela will be exhibiting her 48 pigeon paintings showcasing a different pigeon breed in each one. Each painting measures 8" by 8" and varies in bright colored background. The birds seem to have their own personality, some are big and poufy while others are thin with long legs. Victoria will be exhibiting a collection of paintings portraying porcelain or ball-jointed dolls. They each have an eerie feel to them with their cracked exterior and vacant glares. 

 
    Location: South Texas College; Technology Campus; Library Art Gallery; 3700 W Military Hwy; McAllen, TX

Tuesday September 4, 2018 -  Thursday October 4, 2018
   8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Diss This (Dis)Agreement exhibition  
    Contact: Federico Gonzalez Jr.   (956) 872-2501   artgallery@southtexascollege.edu
   

    Location: South Texas College; Pecan Campus; Art Building B; 3201 W Pecan; McAllen, TX

Tuesday September 18, 2018 -  Sunday January 6, 2019
     The Latino List exhibition at IMAS  
    Contact: IMAS   956-681-2800   spandos@theimasonline.com
   

 

The Latino List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

September 18, 2018-January 6, 2019

On loan from the San Antonio Museum of Art, The Latino List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders presents thirty-one portraits of influential Latinos who span the worlds of culture, business, politics, and sports. From professional golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez to rapper Pitbull to Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, renowned photographer and director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders documents the vibrant culture of Hispanic America. The Latino List is the museum’s major fall exhibition, in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Texas is particularly well-represented in the series, which features former mayor Henry Cisneros, writer Sandra Cisneros, and South Texas’s actress Eva Longoria. 

As one of America’s foremost contemporary portraitists, Greenfield-Sanders (American, born 1952) has explored constructions of identity and community throughout his career. His works invite viewers to ask questions about how we participate in groups, both self-defined and defined by others. Is there an essential communal identity? At the same time, his candid portraits celebrate the individual characters of their sitters. Previous series include The Black List (2008), a collection of contemporary African American sitters; Injured Soldiers (2008); About Face (2012), portraits of female models; The Women’s List (2015); and The Trans List (2017).

Greenfield-Sanders has also made award-winning documentaries that similarly explore community and biography including Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart, which won a Grammy Award for Best Long-Form Video.

To see the trailer for the documentary The Latino List, made in tandem with the exhibition, please click here.

The exhibition is included in the cost of General Admission and is free for IMAS Members. A special preview of the exhibition will be hosted on September 15, 2018 during our Collage Annual Gala.

    Location: International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS); 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX

Monday September 24, 2018
   7:00 PM Faculty Showcase Recital  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 665-3881   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Faculty Showcase Recital

September 24th, 2018

Faculty Showcase Recital

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For questions, call (956) 665-3881.

Free and open to the public.

    Location: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Performing Arts Complex; 1201 W University; Edinburg, TX

Tuesday September 25, 2018
   7:00 PM Faculty Showcase Recital  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Faculty Showcase Recital

September 25th, 2018

Faculty Showcase Recital

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For more questions, call (956) 882-7025.

Free and open to the public.

    Location: TSC Arts Center; 90 Taylor Ave; Brownsville, TX

Thursday September 27, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Nature in Healing  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

The newest program "Nature in Healing" at Quinta Mazatlan, creates a mind-body workout that will incorporate yoga poses and moderate interval training exercises for all fitness levels. The program will be guided by Sabrina Lartz whowill lead participants through breathing exercises, yoga poses and interval exercises in the Meditation Meadow at Quinta. 

"Yoga has many health benefits life reducing stress, clearing your mind and it strengthens and tones muscles" Lartz said. It is also an excellent form of exercises for people who are recovering from surgery or injuries and by incorporating interval exercises we can burn additional calories."

$3.00 per person.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   5:30 PM Book Signing: Twice Upon A Time Author: Lali Serna Castillo  
    Contact:    956-548-1313   
   

Book Signing: Twice Upon A Time Author: Lali Serna Castillo

Thursday, Sep 27th 5:30pm
Brownsville Heritage Museum, Vezzetti Room 

Free and open to the public

For more information call: 956-548-1313

Lali Castillo will discuss her book, Twice Upon a Time. It isa fictional story about a young girl, Ella Galvez, and her struggles with her past. With a little bit of fantasy, Ella, and the readers are taken back in time to Brownsville, Texas, the summer of 1966. A Brownsville that we will never see or experience again, but one that remains engraved in our hearts. Ella’s emotional journey is filled with romance, lighthearted adventures, mystery, and surprises that will touch the heart. Light refreshments will be served.

The book will be available for purchase on the day of the event.

    Location: Brownsville Heritage Complex; 1325 E. Washington; Brownsville, TX
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Nature Speaker Series: Cultural Songs & South Texas Tales - Jorge Trujillo  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

The Nature Speaker Series takes place every Thursday evening (Oct-May) and is proudly sponsored by Thurmond Eye Associates.

The program fee is $3 per person and no advance reservation is required. 

  • September 6: Living Green - Cary Tenecza
  • September 13: Wetlands and Resacas - Sabrina Lartz
  • September 20: ANCA - ANCA
  • September 27: Cultural Songs & South Texas Tales - Jorge Trujillo
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Friday September 28, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   8:00 PM Valley Symphony Orchestra - A Night in Paris  
    Contact: Vivian Vargas   956-661-1615   vivian@valleyorchestra.org
   

Maestro Peter Dabrowski invites you to the first concert of the  season, featuring guest artist Christopher Atzinger, piano. 

Enjoy the popular works of two composers known mostly for their musicianship and the symphonic version of everyone's favorite Shakespearean play, Romeo and Juliet.

ENESCU    Romanian Rhapsody, No. 1, op. 11

SAINT-SAËNS.   Piano Concerto #2 in G minor, op. 22

                                 Andante sostenuto

                                 Allegro scherzando

                                 Presto

Christopher Atzinger, piano

TCHAIKOVSKY.  Romeo and Juliet

    Location: McAllen Peforming Arts Center; 801 Convention Center Blvd; McAllen, TX

Saturday September 29, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   3:00 PM Rebecca Coberly, soprano  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 665-3881   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Rebecca Coberly, soprano

September 29th, 2018

Rebecca Coberly, soprano

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Please join soprano Rebecca Coberly and pianist Stacy Kwak for an afternoon of art song, featuring works by Franz Schubert, Ottorino Respighi, Jake Heggie, and traditional songs from the Catalonia region of Spain.

For questions, call (956) 665-3881.

Free and open to the public.

    Location: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Performing Arts Complex; 1201 W University; Edinburg, TX

Sunday September 30, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Speaker Series: What Can We Learn From Prehistoric Peoples of South Texas  
    Contact: Museum of South Texas History   956-383-6911   
   

Sunday Speaker Series: What Can We Learn From Prehistoric Peoples of South Texas From Their Stone Tools?

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Brandi Reger’s presentation will be based on research conducted on chipped stone artifacts from collections of the Museum of South Texas History and Rio Grande Valley collectors. She became interested in how native peoples survived on the limited resources from water and stones in the region. How did the native peoples know that a stone would be a good tool for hunting food? How did they realize that stone tools could provide the necessary resources to survive in a subtropical area? Reger will pose and attempt to answer these questions in her presentation.

After ten years working as a Computer Aided Design technician creating computer programs, Reger decided to follow her dreams to become an archaeologist. Currently, she is a student at the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

Sunday Speaker Series is included in the fee for regular museum admission. FRIENDS of the MOSTHistory are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship.

This program is made possible with generous support from the Carmen C. Guerra Endowment. Mrs. Guerra was deeply committed to supporting educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley. This named endowment was created at the museum by her family to honor her memory and to continue her commitment to providing opportunities for education to the community.

    Location: Museum of South Texas History; 200 N Closner Blvd; Edinburg, TX

Thursday October 4, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Nature in Healing  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

The newest program "Nature in Healing" at Quinta Mazatlan, creates a mind-body workout that will incorporate yoga poses and moderate interval training exercises for all fitness levels. The program will be guided by Sabrina Lartz whowill lead participants through breathing exercises, yoga poses and interval exercises in the Meditation Meadow at Quinta. 

"Yoga has many health benefits life reducing stress, clearing your mind and it strengthens and tones muscles" Lartz said. It is also an excellent form of exercises for people who are recovering from surgery or injuries and by incorporating interval exercises we can burn additional calories."

$3.00 per person.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Friday October 5, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Art Walk @the Incubator  
    Contact: Laura Robles   956-687-2787   lrobles@visitmcallen.com
   

Every first Friday of the months between September thru May, the city of McAllen comes alive with the vibrant, passionate culture of its residents in an event known as the “Art Walk.” McAllen’s Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour through the art studios and galleries located in the city’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. The goal of Art Walk is to promote the awareness and appreciation of fine art and McAllen’s creative talent. 

The McAllen Creative Incubator is proud of our local artists, and always looks forward to participating in Art Walk. Visitors are welcome to visit the Incubator tenants and enjoy the exhibitions on display. This is a free, family friendly event, so come out and enjoy the Arts in McAllen!

    Location: McAllen Creative Incubator; 601 N Main St; McAllen, TX

Saturday October 6, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Prickly Pear Fest  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

Gather your family and friends for a vibrant celebration of a South Texas icon: the Prickly Pear Cactus! Taste and learn how to cook Nopalitos, "Tuna" Jelly, and healthy juice at this fun mini festival!

$5.00 per person.

 
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Rio Grande Delta International Archeology Fair  
    Contact: Rolando Garza   956-541-2785   rolando_garza@nps.gov
   

Help us celebrate Texas Archeology Month. Learn about local archeology and preservation. See exhibits by professional and amateur archeologists and local museums. The fair features educational games and activities for visitors of all ages. For more info call 956-541-2785

Palo Alto Battlefield NHP
7200 Paredes Line Road
Brownsville         TX           78520

    Location: Palo Alto Battlefield NHP; 7200 Paredes Line Rd; Brownsville, TX
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hobbies in Nature: Multipurpose Plants  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

Come to a Hobbies in Nature program, on the first Saturday of every month from 2-4 PM, at Quinta Mazatlan to learn more about native birds, flora, and fauna – plus, go on a guided bird walk with Urban Ecologist, John Brush. 

$5.00 per person.

  • September 1 - How Many Hummingbirds?
  • October 6 - Multipurpose Plants
  • November 3 - Begin to Birdwatch
  • December 1 - Bountiful Butterflies
 
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Monday October 8, 2018 -  Saturday December 1, 2018
     Hydrogen, Oxygen, Carbon by Luis Corpus  
    Contact: Gina Otvos   956-872-3488   gotvos@southtexascollege.edu
   

STC Drawing instructor uses charcoal and water from the Rio Grande in new exhibit

South Texas College’s Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery presents “Hydrogen, Oxygen, Carbon,” an exhibit featuring charcoal drawings by Luis Corpus. This exhibit marks the opening of the newly renovated Library Art Gallery at the Mid-Valley Campus and begins Monday, October 8 and will be on view through December 1, 2018. There will be an opening reception and artist lecture with Corpus on October 8 at 6 p.m.  The Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery is located at 400 N. Border in Weslaco. Admission is free and open to the public.

Luis Corpus’s current body of work uses symbolic medium of handmade charcoal from branches and water from the Rio Grande River. He creates portraits using these materials, attempting to express a cultural identity whose dual nature does not handily offer itself to absolutes. Corpus is an instructor of Art at South Texas College.

“Artists are simply catalysts reacting to their environment. The best singers create tone by allowing the sound to bellow from deep within their diaphragm,” said Luis Corpus. “Art should be created with a similar concept in mind. It should emanate from a person’s ‘core’, translating experiences and the concept of self in the process. Self, referring to the individual, and by extension the commonality of human experience.”

    Location: South Texas College; Mid-Valley Campus; Library Art Gallery; 400 N Border Ave; Weslaco, TX

Monday October 8, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Hydrogen, Oxygen, Carbon by Luis Corpus  
    Contact: Gina Otvos   956-872-3488   gotvos@southtexascollege.edu
   

STC Drawing instructor uses charcoal and water from the Rio Grande in new exhibit

South Texas College’s Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery presents “Hydrogen, Oxygen, Carbon,” an exhibit featuring charcoal drawings by Luis Corpus. This exhibit marks the opening of the newly renovated Library Art Gallery at the Mid-Valley Campus and begins Monday, October 8 and will be on view through December 1, 2018. There will be an opening reception and artist lecture with Corpus on October 8 at 6 p.m.  The Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery is located at 400 N. Border in Weslaco. Admission is free and open to the public.

Luis Corpus’s current body of work uses symbolic medium of handmade charcoal from branches and water from the Rio Grande River. He creates portraits using these materials, attempting to express a cultural identity whose dual nature does not handily offer itself to absolutes. Corpus is an instructor of Art at South Texas College.

“Artists are simply catalysts reacting to their environment. The best singers create tone by allowing the sound to bellow from deep within their diaphragm,” said Luis Corpus. “Art should be created with a similar concept in mind. It should emanate from a person’s ‘core’, translating experiences and the concept of self in the process. Self, referring to the individual, and by extension the commonality of human experience.”

    Location: South Texas College; Mid-Valley Campus; Library Art Gallery; 400 N Border Ave; Weslaco, TX

Thursday October 11, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Nature in Healing  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

The newest program "Nature in Healing" at Quinta Mazatlan, creates a mind-body workout that will incorporate yoga poses and moderate interval training exercises for all fitness levels. The program will be guided by Sabrina Lartz whowill lead participants through breathing exercises, yoga poses and interval exercises in the Meditation Meadow at Quinta. 

"Yoga has many health benefits life reducing stress, clearing your mind and it strengthens and tones muscles" Lartz said. It is also an excellent form of exercises for people who are recovering from surgery or injuries and by incorporating interval exercises we can burn additional calories."

$3.00 per person.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Friday October 12, 2018
     Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival  
    Contact: Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival     
   

SAVE THE DATES of October 12,13 and 14, when the Brownsville Society for the Performing Arts presentation of the 22nd Annual Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival takes over in historic Downtown Brownsville for 3 days of festivities. Lineup and times details to be announced soon.

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    Location: Downtown Brownsville
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Saturday October 13, 2018
     Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival  
    Contact: Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival     
   

SAVE THE DATES of October 12,13 and 14, when the Brownsville Society for the Performing Arts presentation of the 22nd Annual Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival takes over in historic Downtown Brownsville for 3 days of festivities. Lineup and times details to be announced soon.

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    Location: Downtown Brownsville
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Container Gardening Workshop  
    Contact: South Texas Master Gardeners   956-383-1026   
   

Master Gardeners will demonstrate how to construct a small water feature, install the pump and holding tank.  It is a great addition to any garden!

Program is FREE!  Class size is limited.

Registration is now done online at https://hidalgo.agrilife.org/horticulture/upcoming-horticulture-events/

    Location: South Texas Master Gardener Educational Garden; 509 E Earling Rd; San Juan, TX
   7:00 PM Ashu, saxophone  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 665-3881   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Ashu, saxophone

October 13th, 2018

Ashu, saxophone

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Ashu, age 26, was born and raised in California and began playing the saxophone at age 10. After just a few years, he began entering competitions and found himself receiving a wide range of opportunities, including his recital debut, which took place at Carnegie Hall. Since then, solo performances have taken him throughout the world. Over the past two seasons, Ashu’s concerto appearances included major halls throughout Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Finland, New Zealand, Singapore, France, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, Poland, Austria, Portugal, Norway, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Estonia, Azerbaijan, Canada, and the USA.

For questions, call (956) 665-3881.

    Location: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Performing Arts Complex; 1201 W University; Edinburg, TX

Sunday October 14, 2018
     Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival  
    Contact: Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival     
   

SAVE THE DATES of October 12,13 and 14, when the Brownsville Society for the Performing Arts presentation of the 22nd Annual Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival takes over in historic Downtown Brownsville for 3 days of festivities. Lineup and times details to be announced soon.

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    Location: Downtown Brownsville

Tuesday October 16, 2018
   7:00 PM Yury Martynov, piano  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Yury Martynov, piano

October 16th, 2018

Yury Martynov, piano

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Yury Martynov is one of the most interesting and versatile Russian musicians of his generation. His performance combines the best traditions of the Russian piano school and the Western-European keyboard school with his unique personality. There are very few performers in the world who master such a variety of instruments in so many styles. Yury Martynov performed the Russian premier of Bach’s entire “Well Tempered Clavier” on Clavichord and was the first to perform a number of solo and chamber works of the Renaissance, Baroque and early Classicism eras on period instruments.

For questions, call (956) 882-7025.

    Location: TSC Arts Center; 90 Taylor Ave; Brownsville, TX

Wednesday October 17, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Marcando el Rel├ímpago by Tina Fuentes  
    Contact: Gina Otvos   956-872-3488   gotvos@southtexascollege.edu
   

South Texas College connects art with science in latest exhibition.

This year as part of the college’s larger Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, the South Texas College Library Art Gallery proudly presents “Marcando el Relámpago,” an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Tina Fuentes. The exhibit opens Monday, August 27 and runs through October 17, 2018. There will be a closing artist lecture on October 17 at 1 p.m. and a reception to follow from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery. The exhibit is located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

This exhibit comes from a collaboration with scientist and fellow instructor at Texas Tech University, Dr. Eric Bruning, who studies atmospheric electricity, lightning and turbulence. Fuentes’s paintings capture the imagery and or sensory component of these patterns.

    Location: South Texas College; Pecan Campus Library; Rainbow Room; 3201 W Pecan; McAllen, TX

Thursday October 18, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Nature in Healing  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

The newest program "Nature in Healing" at Quinta Mazatlan, creates a mind-body workout that will incorporate yoga poses and moderate interval training exercises for all fitness levels. The program will be guided by Sabrina Lartz whowill lead participants through breathing exercises, yoga poses and interval exercises in the Meditation Meadow at Quinta. 

"Yoga has many health benefits life reducing stress, clearing your mind and it strengthens and tones muscles" Lartz said. It is also an excellent form of exercises for people who are recovering from surgery or injuries and by incorporating interval exercises we can burn additional calories."

$3.00 per person.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Friday October 19, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Saturday October 20, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Thursday October 25, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Nature in Healing  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

The newest program "Nature in Healing" at Quinta Mazatlan, creates a mind-body workout that will incorporate yoga poses and moderate interval training exercises for all fitness levels. The program will be guided by Sabrina Lartz whowill lead participants through breathing exercises, yoga poses and interval exercises in the Meditation Meadow at Quinta. 

"Yoga has many health benefits life reducing stress, clearing your mind and it strengthens and tones muscles" Lartz said. It is also an excellent form of exercises for people who are recovering from surgery or injuries and by incorporating interval exercises we can burn additional calories."

$3.00 per person.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Friday October 26, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   8:00 PM Valley Symphony Orchestra - A Harry Potter Halloween  
    Contact: Vivian Vargas   956-661-1615   vivian@valleyorchestra.org
   

Experience our POPS concert with your favorite spook-tacular music so hauntingly good, you'll be hoping for more! Wear your spookiest or funniest costumes and start your Halloween festivities with us at A Harry Potter Halloween Concert featuring music from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Night on a Bald Mountain and The Phantom of the Opera!  There’s something for everyone!

WEBER/CUSTER   The Phantom of the Opera

MUSSORGSKY      Night on Bald Mountain

STRAVINSKY         The Rite of Spring

                                               Dances of the Young Girls

                                               Spring Rounds

                                               The dancing out of the earth

WILLIAMS              Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Location: McAllen Peforming Arts Center; 801 Convention Center Blvd; McAllen, TX

Saturday October 27, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Thursday November 1, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Nature in Healing  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

The newest program "Nature in Healing" at Quinta Mazatlan, creates a mind-body workout that will incorporate yoga poses and moderate interval training exercises for all fitness levels. The program will be guided by Sabrina Lartz whowill lead participants through breathing exercises, yoga poses and interval exercises in the Meditation Meadow at Quinta. 

"Yoga has many health benefits life reducing stress, clearing your mind and it strengthens and tones muscles" Lartz said. It is also an excellent form of exercises for people who are recovering from surgery or injuries and by incorporating interval exercises we can burn additional calories."

$3.00 per person.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Friday November 2, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   7:00 PM Russian String Orchestra  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Russian String Orchestra

November 2nd, 2018

Russian String Orchestra

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Founded in 1991, the orchestra, comprised of some of Russia’s finest young string players, has carved a niche for itself under the creative baton of its founder and music director Misha Rachlevsky. Whether it is the highly-acclaimed CDs or its mesmerizing concerts, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin’s warmth and high energy create addictive performances that stay with listeners long after the last note has been played. About half of nearly 2,000 concerts the orchestra has performed to date have taken place in Moscow, the rest were played on tours in 25 countries in North and South America, Europe and the Far East. The orchestra’s discography of over 30 CDs has received widespread international acclaim, such as the Diapason d’Or award in France, Critics Choice in London’s Gramophone, Critics Choice in The New York Times, and Record of the Year award in Hong Kong.

For questions, call (956) 882-7025.

    Location: TSC Arts Center; 90 Taylor Ave; Brownsville, TX
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Art Walk @the Incubator  
    Contact: Laura Robles   956-687-2787   lrobles@visitmcallen.com
   

Every first Friday of the months between September thru May, the city of McAllen comes alive with the vibrant, passionate culture of its residents in an event known as the “Art Walk.” McAllen’s Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour through the art studios and galleries located in the city’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. The goal of Art Walk is to promote the awareness and appreciation of fine art and McAllen’s creative talent. 

The McAllen Creative Incubator is proud of our local artists, and always looks forward to participating in Art Walk. Visitors are welcome to visit the Incubator tenants and enjoy the exhibitions on display. This is a free, family friendly event, so come out and enjoy the Arts in McAllen!

    Location: McAllen Creative Incubator; 601 N Main St; McAllen, TX

Saturday November 3, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hobbies in Nature: Begin to Birdwatch  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

Come to a Hobbies in Nature program, on the first Saturday of every month from 2-4 PM, at Quinta Mazatlan to learn more about native birds, flora, and fauna – plus, go on a guided bird walk with Urban Ecologist, John Brush. 

$5.00 per person.

  • September 1 - How Many Hummingbirds?
  • October 6 - Multipurpose Plants
  • November 3 - Begin to Birdwatch
  • December 1 - Bountiful Butterflies
 
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Monday November 5, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Scouts Workshop 2017-2018: Webelos-Art Explosion  
    Contact: Debby Almaraz   956-682-0123   dalmaraz@theimasonline.org
   

Become an artist as you experiment with different art media and techniques. Create your own self-portraits, en plein air painting, and a recycled object-sculpture utilizing basic art and design principles. This workshop meets badge requirements 1-3.

    Location: International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS); 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX
   7:00 PM Andrew Zohn, guitar  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Andrew Zohn, guitar

November 5th, 2018

Andrew Zohn, guitar

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American guitarist Andrew Zohn is recognized internationally for his work as a performer, instructor, and composer. He has performed concerts on five continents as a soloist and chamber musician. In addition to extensive touring throughout the United States, recent performances include venues in China, Argentina, Italy, Egypt, Malaysia, Germany, and the Netherlands. Since 1999, Dr. Zohn has served on the faculty of the Schwob School of Music (Columbus State University) in Georgia.

For questions, call (956) 882-7025.

    Location: TSC Arts Center; 90 Taylor Ave; Brownsville, TX

Tuesday November 6, 2018
   7:00 PM Andrew Zohn, guitar  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 665-3881   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Andrew Zohn, guitar

November 6th, 2018

Andrew Zohn, guitar

TICKETS

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American guitarist Andrew Zohn is recognized internationally for his work as a performer, instructor, and composer. He has performed concerts on five continents as a soloist and chamber musician. In addition to extensive touring throughout the United States, recent performances include venues in China, Argentina, Italy, Egypt, Malaysia, Germany, and the Netherlands. Since 1999, Dr. Zohn has served on the faculty of the Schwob School of Music (Columbus State University) in Georgia.

For questions, call (956) 665-3881.

    Location: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Performing Arts Complex; 1201 W University; Edinburg, TX

Wednesday November 7, 2018
   7:00 PM Gabriel Royal, singer, songwriter, and cellist  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 665-3881   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Gabriel Royal, singer, songwriter, and cellist

November 7th, 2018

Gabriel Royal, singer, songwriter, and cellist

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Gabriel Royal, certified visual art teacher began writing music with friends before touring alongside Johnny Polygon, which would launch his career in easy listening modern chamber pop. Gabriel’s trademark sound, singing over a cello, has been the result of New York city subway street playing influenced by Stevie Wonder’s groove to Burt Bacharach’s relaxed, jazzy yet poppy sensitivities, including outcast contemporary artists such as John Legend, Hiatus Coyote, Flying Lotus, James Blake, Jangle Monae and Thundercat, the Year award in Hong Kong.

For questions, call (956) 665-3881.

    Location: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Performing Arts Complex; 1201 W University; Edinburg, TX

Thursday November 8, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Nature in Healing  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

The newest program "Nature in Healing" at Quinta Mazatlan, creates a mind-body workout that will incorporate yoga poses and moderate interval training exercises for all fitness levels. The program will be guided by Sabrina Lartz whowill lead participants through breathing exercises, yoga poses and interval exercises in the Meditation Meadow at Quinta. 

"Yoga has many health benefits life reducing stress, clearing your mind and it strengthens and tones muscles" Lartz said. It is also an excellent form of exercises for people who are recovering from surgery or injuries and by incorporating interval exercises we can burn additional calories."

$3.00 per person.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Friday November 9, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Saturday November 10, 2018
     South Texas Book Festival (formerly McAllen Book Festival)  
    Contact: McAllen Public Library   956-681-3000   
   

2018 South Texas Book Festival will be on Saturday, November 10th!

The South Texas Book Festival is designed expressly for children and teens! It will be held at the McAllen Main Library, and is a free event open to the public featuring a diverse group of national, regional, and local youth authors. The authors will participate in readings, panel discussions, and book signings. We will also have fun outdoor activities, book sales, and food!

    Location: McAllen Public Library; 23rd & Nolana; McAllen, TX
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Thursday November 15, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Nature in Healing  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

The newest program "Nature in Healing" at Quinta Mazatlan, creates a mind-body workout that will incorporate yoga poses and moderate interval training exercises for all fitness levels. The program will be guided by Sabrina Lartz whowill lead participants through breathing exercises, yoga poses and interval exercises in the Meditation Meadow at Quinta. 

"Yoga has many health benefits life reducing stress, clearing your mind and it strengthens and tones muscles" Lartz said. It is also an excellent form of exercises for people who are recovering from surgery or injuries and by incorporating interval exercises we can burn additional calories."

$3.00 per person.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Recent BFA Graduates: Mariela Gonzalez & Victoria Zuniga  
    Contact: Gina Otvos   956-872-3488   gotvos@southtexascollege.edu
   

South Texas College highlights the work of two recent BFA graduates

South Texas College’s Technology Campus Library Art Gallery proudly presents “Recent BFA Graduates: Mariela Gonzalez and Victoria Zuniga,” a 2-D exhibit of paintings. The exhibit opens Tuesday, September 4 and runs through December 4, 2018. There will be an Q&A and reception on November 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Technology Campus Library Art Gallery. The exhibit is located at 3700 W. Military Hwy. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

Mariela Gonzalez and Victoria Zuniga both completed UTRGV’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program in December 2017. Gonzalez and Zuniga both lean towards 2-D work. The technical skill and stories of these students’ progress will be inspiring to current students and public and will give unique insight into a new generation of local professional artists.

Mariela will be exhibiting her 48 pigeon paintings showcasing a different pigeon breed in each one. Each painting measures 8" by 8" and varies in bright colored background. The birds seem to have their own personality, some are big and poufy while others are thin with long legs. Victoria will be exhibiting a collection of paintings portraying porcelain or ball-jointed dolls. They each have an eerie feel to them with their cracked exterior and vacant glares. 

 
    Location: South Texas College; Technology Campus; Library Art Gallery; 3700 W Military Hwy; McAllen, TX

Friday November 16, 2018 -  Sunday November 18, 2018
     25th Annual CineSol Film Festival  
    Contact: Henry Serrato     henry@cinesol.com
   

CineSol Film Festival will be returning to South Padre Island for their 25th Annual CineSol Film Festival!  November 16-18, 2018!

    Location: South Padre Island

Friday November 16, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Saturday November 17, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Draped Hypertufa Planter Workshop  
    Contact: South Texas Master Gardeners   956-383-1026   
   

This is a hands-on workshop.  Master Gardener volunteers will teach you step-by-step how to create your own unique, draped hypertufa planter using a special mixture which dries to a concrete-like finish.

Program Fee: $5.00; Take Home Kit is optional. (Fees to be paid at workshop)

Please bring:  16″x20″ towel or blanket, long rubber gloves, and dress in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.  All other materials will be provided.

Class size is limited.

Registration is now done online at https://hidalgo.agrilife.org/horticulture/upcoming-horticulture-events/

    Location: South Texas Master Gardener Educational Garden; 509 E Earling Rd; San Juan, TX
   4:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Memorial Illumination at Resaca de la Palma Battlefield  
    Contact: Front Desk   956-541-2785   paal_interpretation@nps.gov
   

Experience and participate in the lighting of 8,000 candles to honor U.S. and Mexican veterans of the opening battles of the U.S.-Mexican War. Living history programs begin at 4 p.m. Candle lighting begins at sunset. Resaca de la Palma Battlefield is located at 1024 Paredes Line Road in Brownsville, TX.

    Location: Palo Alto Battlefield NHP; 7200 Paredes Line Rd; Brownsville, TX

Friday November 23, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Saturday November 24, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Thursday November 29, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Nature in Healing  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

The newest program "Nature in Healing" at Quinta Mazatlan, creates a mind-body workout that will incorporate yoga poses and moderate interval training exercises for all fitness levels. The program will be guided by Sabrina Lartz whowill lead participants through breathing exercises, yoga poses and interval exercises in the Meditation Meadow at Quinta. 

"Yoga has many health benefits life reducing stress, clearing your mind and it strengthens and tones muscles" Lartz said. It is also an excellent form of exercises for people who are recovering from surgery or injuries and by incorporating interval exercises we can burn additional calories."

$3.00 per person.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Friday November 30, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Saturday December 1, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hobbies in Nature: Bountiful Butterflies  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

Come to a Hobbies in Nature program, on the first Saturday of every month from 2-4 PM, at Quinta Mazatlan to learn more about native birds, flora, and fauna – plus, go on a guided bird walk with Urban Ecologist, John Brush. 

$5.00 per person.

  • September 1 - How Many Hummingbirds?
  • October 6 - Multipurpose Plants
  • November 3 - Begin to Birdwatch
  • December 1 - Bountiful Butterflies
 
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Thursday December 6, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Nature in Healing  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

The newest program "Nature in Healing" at Quinta Mazatlan, creates a mind-body workout that will incorporate yoga poses and moderate interval training exercises for all fitness levels. The program will be guided by Sabrina Lartz whowill lead participants through breathing exercises, yoga poses and interval exercises in the Meditation Meadow at Quinta. 

"Yoga has many health benefits life reducing stress, clearing your mind and it strengthens and tones muscles" Lartz said. It is also an excellent form of exercises for people who are recovering from surgery or injuries and by incorporating interval exercises we can burn additional calories."

$3.00 per person.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Friday December 7, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Art Walk @the Incubator  
    Contact: Laura Robles   956-687-2787   lrobles@visitmcallen.com
   

Every first Friday of the months between September thru May, the city of McAllen comes alive with the vibrant, passionate culture of its residents in an event known as the “Art Walk.” McAllen’s Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour through the art studios and galleries located in the city’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. The goal of Art Walk is to promote the awareness and appreciation of fine art and McAllen’s creative talent. 

The McAllen Creative Incubator is proud of our local artists, and always looks forward to participating in Art Walk. Visitors are welcome to visit the Incubator tenants and enjoy the exhibitions on display. This is a free, family friendly event, so come out and enjoy the Arts in McAllen!

    Location: McAllen Creative Incubator; 601 N Main St; McAllen, TX
   8:00 PM Valley Symphony Orchestra - A Touch of Frost  
    Contact: Vivian Vargas   956-661-1615   vivian@valleyorchestra.org
   

Celebrate the holiday season with our annual holiday concert, sponsored by Frost Bank.  Listen to all of your favorite holiday classics such as Sleigh Ride, the Nutcracker and Hallelujah sung by the award-winning Valley Symphony Chorale led by Chorale Director, Dr. David Means.  Enjoy an evening filled with music and entertainment for the entire family that is sure to bring out the holiday spirit in everyone!

ANDERSON                            Sleigh Ride

TCHAIKOVSKY                       Nutcracker

                                                       Waltz of the Flowers

SCHUBERT/GRADY                Ave Maria

STRAUSS                                Radetsky March

FINKELSTEIN/WRITER          Yah Ribon

SHAW/BENNETT                    Many Moods of Christmas, Suite No. 2

STYNE/SAYRE                       Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

PRADO/TOUISSANT              POPURRI PEREZ PRADO

FELICIANO/OLESZKOWICZ  Feliz Navidad

HANDEL                                  Messiah

                                                Glory to God

                                                For Unto Us a Child Was Born

                                                Hallelujah

    Location: McAllen Peforming Arts Center; 801 Convention Center Blvd; McAllen, TX

Saturday December 8, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Stacked Hypertufa Planter Workshop  
    Contact: South Texas Master Gardeners   956-383-1026   
   

This is a hands-on workshop.  Master Gardener volunteers will teach you how to create your own stacked hypertufa planter using a special mixture which dries to a concrete-like finish.

Please bring:  1/4 measuring cup, long rubber gloves, and dress in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.  All other materials will be provided.

Program Fee: $7.00;  Take Home Kit is optional. (Fees to be paid at workshop)

Class size is limited.

Registration is now done online at https://hidalgo.agrilife.org/horticulture/upcoming-horticulture-events/

    Location: South Texas Master Gardener Educational Garden; 509 E Earling Rd; San Juan, TX
   9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM St. George Orthodox Church International Festival  
    Contact: Elizabeth Perdomo   956-358-1362   mateliza@aol.com
   

This year's International Festival will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 9 am - 4 pm at St. George Orthodox Church, 704 W. Sam Houston Ave. in Pharr, TX.

A Winter Texan and Family- Friendly Event. International Festival - Free Admission, Parking, Children's Activities, Tours and Entertainment. This Fundraising Event Features the SALE of International foods, soups and ethnic baked goods, including the church’s famous homemade baklava, baked goods, spanikopita, stuffed grape leaves and much more.

* Russian Tea and Coffee Shoppe features Gourmet Russian Teas, Coffees & Cold Drinks, Plus Homemade Baked Goods.

* Greek Grill serving skewers of pork Souvlaki with Pita Bread and Tzatziki Sauce.

* International Specialty Food Booths include favorites from Greece, Lebanon, Mexico, Russia and Eastern Europe.

* Hot International Soups, Ready-to-Eat Refrigerated items and Frozen Take-Home Foods from around the world (Bring a Cooler!)

* Quality Local and International Arts and Crafts, Icons and Books, plus gift items will be available for purchase, as well as handmade St. George Soaps, toiletries, Monastery Made Beeswax Candles and gourmet St. George Magnificent Mustards, Homestyle Preserves and more.

* Free Children’s Christmas activities run throughout the day, including hands-on activities by St. Nicholas Children's Area, Petting Zoo,

* Free Church Tours, Icon Art & Theology Tours & Talks Throughout the Day.

* Free Entertainment Includes: Live Music, Eastern European Christmas Carols and Dancing scheduled throughout the entire day.

* Free Activities and Information Booths from Community Organization, including: Museum of South Texas History, International Museum of Arts & Sciences, Food Bank of RGV Community Gardens and Pharrmers Market, Texas Master Naturalists and More!

* Free Parking!!!

* The festival is also the annual “Give a Can; Get a Cookie” food drive for St. George Food Pantry. The food pantry has served over 95,000 hungry people since it began in 2004. 

* Please bring donations of cash, canned goods, coats, blankets, children's clothing and toys and receive a free cookie as a thank you.

    Location: St. George Orthodox Church Hall; 704 W Sam Houston Ave; Pharr, TX

Thursday December 13, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Nature in Healing  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

The newest program "Nature in Healing" at Quinta Mazatlan, creates a mind-body workout that will incorporate yoga poses and moderate interval training exercises for all fitness levels. The program will be guided by Sabrina Lartz whowill lead participants through breathing exercises, yoga poses and interval exercises in the Meditation Meadow at Quinta. 

"Yoga has many health benefits life reducing stress, clearing your mind and it strengthens and tones muscles" Lartz said. It is also an excellent form of exercises for people who are recovering from surgery or injuries and by incorporating interval exercises we can burn additional calories."

$3.00 per person.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Friday December 14, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Saturday December 15, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Thursday December 20, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Nature in Healing  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

The newest program "Nature in Healing" at Quinta Mazatlan, creates a mind-body workout that will incorporate yoga poses and moderate interval training exercises for all fitness levels. The program will be guided by Sabrina Lartz whowill lead participants through breathing exercises, yoga poses and interval exercises in the Meditation Meadow at Quinta. 

"Yoga has many health benefits life reducing stress, clearing your mind and it strengthens and tones muscles" Lartz said. It is also an excellent form of exercises for people who are recovering from surgery or injuries and by incorporating interval exercises we can burn additional calories."

$3.00 per person.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Friday December 21, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Saturday December 22, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Thursday December 27, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Nature in Healing  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

The newest program "Nature in Healing" at Quinta Mazatlan, creates a mind-body workout that will incorporate yoga poses and moderate interval training exercises for all fitness levels. The program will be guided by Sabrina Lartz whowill lead participants through breathing exercises, yoga poses and interval exercises in the Meditation Meadow at Quinta. 

"Yoga has many health benefits life reducing stress, clearing your mind and it strengthens and tones muscles" Lartz said. It is also an excellent form of exercises for people who are recovering from surgery or injuries and by incorporating interval exercises we can burn additional calories."

$3.00 per person.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Friday December 28, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Saturday December 29, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Tuesday February 19, 2019
   7:00 PM Duo Aldebaran: Krista Jobson, flute & Hector Rodriguez, guitar  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Duo Aldebaran: Krista Jobson, flute & Hector Rodriguez, guitar

February 19th, 2018

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    Location: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Performing Arts Complex; 1201 W University; Edinburg, TX

Monday February 25, 2019 -  Saturday March 2, 2019
     FESTIBA 2019, Festival of International Books & Arts at UTRGV  
    Contact: Dr. Dahlia Guerra   (956) 665-3361   dahlia.guerra@utrgv.edu
   

SAVE the date for FESTIBA 2019, Festival of International Books & Arts!

Theme: Inspiring Communities: Celebrating Cultural Heros


Friday March 1, 2019
   8:00 PM Valley Symphony Orchestra - Hooray for Hollywood  
    Contact: Vivian Vargas   956-661-1615   vivian@valleyorchestra.org
   

Maestro Peter Dabrowski invites you to take a walk with him into the Big Hollywood Movie Era as the Valley Symphony Orchestra features guest pianist, Anastasia Dedik in Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin.  Other great music you may recognize from the movies you love are Tara's Theme from "Gone With the Wind,” the main theme from "Lawrence of Arabia,” "The Pink Panther" and many more.  Get ready for a concert full of music from the movies you love!

BERNSTEIN    The Magnificent Seven

WAGNER         Tristan and Isolde

                              Prelude and Love and Death

TYZIK               The Big Movie Suite

MANCINI          Moon River

GERSHWIN      Rhapsody in Blue

                                  Anastasia Dedik, piano

    Location: McAllen Peforming Arts Center; 801 Convention Center Blvd; McAllen, TX

Friday April 5, 2019
   8:00 PM Valley Symphony Orchestra - The Three B's: Beatles, Brahms, and Beethoven  
    Contact: Vivian Vargas   956-661-1615   vivian@valleyorchestra.org
   

Add a "B" for Bliss as we play off of the 3 B's of classical music with The Beatles, Brahms and Beethoven's awe-inspiring Ode to Joy!

BEATLES             Beatles

BRAHMS             Symphony No. 3, F Major, op. 90

                                      Allegro con brio (F major)

                            Andante (C major)

                            Poco allegretto (C minor)

                            Allegro (F minor)

BEETHOVEN      Symphony No. 9, D minor, op. 125

                                      Ode to Joy

                                      Valley Symphony Chorale and Guest Artists (TBA)

    Location: McAllen Peforming Arts Center; 801 Convention Center Blvd; McAllen, TX

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