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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

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 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 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 29, 2018 -  Friday December 7, 2018
   8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM If You Know, You Know by Robert Hodge exhibition  
    Contact: Gina Otvos   956-872-3488   gotvos@southtexascollege.edu
   

South Texas College presents a storytelling mixed-media exhibit by Robert Hodge.

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery proudly presents “If You Know, You Know,” a mixed-media exhibit that tells stories of history, culture, personal experience and politics through highly textured collage by Robert Hodge. The exhibit opens Monday, October 29 and runs through December 7. There will be an artist lecture on October 29 at 1 p.m. and an opening 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.

Robert Hodge is a Houston, Texas based mix-media artist who works primarily in collage, utilizing a variety of found and recycled objects such as old newspaper and deteriorating flyers.  Hodge’s work is inspired by everyday life and deals with African-American history and the preservation of storytelling.  Robert Hodge studied visual art at the Pratt Institute in New York and the Atlanta College of Art.  Hodge has exhibited his work in numerous national and international institutions. The artist has also received grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Houston Arts Alliance and The Idea Fund.

STC’s Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and educational programs to engage student understanding of art and its role in culture, stimulate inquiry, support academic curriculum, and inspire continued education through direct engagement with artists, scholars, and original works of art.

For more information, contact Gina Otvos at 956-872-3488, gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.

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

Monday November 5, 2018 -  Thursday November 29, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Characters & Creatures  
    Contact: Federico Gonzalez Jr.   (956) 872-2501   artgallery@southtexascollege.edu
   

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

Saturday November 10, 2018 -  Saturday December 1, 2018
     Upper Valley Art League 2018 Members Open Exhibition  
    Contact: Cyndee Galindo   956-984-9856   cyndeegalindo@hotmail.com
   

"UVAL 2018 Members Open Exhibition"

Open exhibits are not limited by theme, medium, process, or content. 

An exhibit featuring art created by the Upper Valley Art League’s many talented members will be on display in the Kika de la Garza Fine Arts Center Gallery November 10, 2018 thru December 1, 2018.

Paintings, drawings, collage, photography, mixed media, digital art, print-making, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, and fiber arts, all handcrafted by student and professional artists will be shown in a public open exhibit. 

The opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. The gallery is located at 921 East 12th Street in Mission. The event is free and the public is welcome to attend this exhibit that willshowcase an impressive array of artworks in a variety of media created by our members. 

The Upper Valley Art League is one of the oldest non-profit organizations in the Rio Grande Valley. Since its beginning in 1935, the Upper Valley Art League has been dedicated to serving the artistic needs of the Rio Grande Valley by providing art instruction, art exhibitions and a forum for artists to gather.

For additional information about UVAL, its classes, membership, events and exhibitions, visit the website at uppervalleyartleague.org or call 956-583-2787. 

    Location: Upper Valley Art League; 921 E 12th St; Mission, TX

Monday November 19, 2018
   7:00 PM UTRGV Symphony Orchestra  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 665-3881   patron@utrgv.edu
   

UTRGV Symphony Orchestra

November 19th, 2018

UTRGV Symphony Orchestra

TICKETS

Showtimes

Please join the UTRGV Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Albert Lo, for their second concert of the season! They will perform works by Dvorak, Haydn, and Tchaikovsky in Edinburg on Nov. 19 and in Brownsville on Nov. 20.

For special accommodations, call (956) 665-3881.

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

Tuesday November 20, 2018
   7:00 PM Percussion Chamber Ensemble  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 665-3881   patron@utrgv.edu
   

UTRGV Night of Percussion

November 20th, 2018

UTRGV Night of Percussion

TICKETS

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Please join us for the UTRGV Night of Percussion, a showcase of UTRGV’s percussion ensembles. Hear performances by the UTRGV Percussion Ensemble, the Afro-cuban Ensemble, Marimba Reyna del Valle, and the UTRGV Drum Line. We would love for you to attend so we can share the music we have been working on semester. The UTRGV Percussion Ensembles are under the direction of Dr. Joe Moore and Dr. Mark Ramirez.

For special accommodations, call (956) 665-3881.

    Location: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Performing Arts Complex; 1201 W University; Edinburg, TX
   7:00 PM UTRGV Symphony Orchestra  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

UTRGV Symphony Orchestra

November 20th, 2018

UTRGV Symphony Orchestra

TICKETS

Showtimes

Please join the UTRGV Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Albert Lo, for their second concert of the season! They will perform works by Dvorak, Haydn, and Tchaikovsky in Edinburg on Nov. 19 and in Brownsville on Nov. 20.

For special accommodations, call (956) 882-7025.

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

Thursday November 22, 2018
     'Winter Wonderland' Open Competition and Exhibition  
    Contact: Harlingen Art Forum Secretary   956-425-4030   HarlingenArtForumSecretary@gmail.com
   

The Harlingen Art Forum is inviting artists 18 years of age or older to participate in the open art competition and exhibition, "Winter Wonderland." 

First prize will be awarded $100.00 and additional places will be awarded ribbons.  
A People's Choice Ribbon will be awarded at Harlingen Art Night on Friday, Friday, January 25, 2019.
The juror is Lilia Cabrera, MA in Art Education, Lecturer in Art Education, UTRGV School of Art.

 WHEN:
•Deliver art work to the Harlingen Art Forum, D’Arte Centre Gallery, 115 East Jackson, Harlingen on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 12:30-5:00 PM.
•Opening Reception: Harlingen Art Night, Friday, December 28, 2018, 7-10 PM.
•Exhibition Closes: Friday, January 18, 2019, 5:30 PM

CONTACT: For "Winter Wonderland" Art Competition Guidelines and Entry Form, email HarlingenArtForumSecretary@gmail.com

    Location: Harlingen Art Forum, D’Arte Centre Gallery; 115 East Jackson; Harlingen, TX
   9:00 AM Healing in Nature with Sabrina Lartz  
    Contact: Quinta Mazatlan   (956) 681-3370   
   
Healing in Nature: Yoga under the Oak
 
"Healing in Nature" creates a mind-body workout that will incorporate yoga poses and moderate interval training exercises for all fitness levels. Let our Yoga Instructor, Sabrina Lartz lead you through breathing exercises that can help alleviate stress and awaken your senses!  
 
"In order to carry a positive action we must develop a positive vision." -Dalai Lama
 
Healing in Nature is held every Thursday at 9:00 am at Quinta Mazatlan. For more information, call (956) 681-3370.
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Nature Journaling  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   
Nature Journaling!
 
Enjoy a peaceful hour connecting with nature during our Nature Journaling program. Every week, experience a new nature journaling technique, while taking in the surrounding beauty of Quinta Mazatlan.
 
Feel the wonders of nature as you quietly meditate and reflect while drawing and writing about the flora and fauna around you. 
 
Nature Journaling is held every Thursday at 6:00 pm at Quinta Mazatlan. For more information, call (956) 681-3370.
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, 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

Sunday November 25, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Speaker Series: A Dialogue on the 50-year Retrospective of the Edcouch-Elsa H.S. Walkout  
    Contact: Pamela Morales   956-383-6911   pmorales@mosthistory.org
   

In 1968, more than 100 students walked out of a high school run by the Edcouch-Elsa School District. The students were seeking better education tools but felt their concerns were not being addressed by the school administration. The events leading up to the walkout and its impact will be discussed during the Sunday Speaker Series presentation, “A Dialogue on the 50-year Retrospective of the Edcouch-Elsa High School Walkout,” featuring Francisco Guajardo.

Guajardo, an Edcouch-Elsa native, founded the Llano Grande Center for Research and Development, an educational nonprofit. With this organization, Guajardo has empowered students from the Edcouch-Elsa School District to further their education after high school. With the help of the organization he founded and its students, Guajardo has preserved the perspectives of the walkout by conducting research and oral histories. Following the presentation, community members who were involved in or impacted by the walkout will have the opportunity to tell their side of the story.

Guajardo, who earned his doctorate degree at UT Austin, is the professor of Educational Organization and School Leadership at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley and the founding executive director of the B3 Institute. He was born in Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, and raised in Elsa, on 302 West 3rd Street in the Federal Housing Projects. Guajardo is also a founding member of the Center for Bilingual Studies at UTRGV.

Sunday Speaker Series is included in the fee for regular museum admission. FRIENDS of MOSTHistory are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship and verify their FRIENDship with a FRIENDship card upon entrance.

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

Tuesday November 27, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Diversity Series: Native American Life in the 21st Century  
    Contact: China Vaughan   956-681-3072   cvaughan@mcallen.net
   

Diversity Series: Native American Life in the 21st Century
Tuesday, November 27 | 6:00-8:00PM                                                                                                                                                                           
Auditorium
Robert Soto has been practicing the art of Indian dancing for nearly 54 years. He has traveled throughout the world, sharing his heritage and faith. Please visit with us as we learn from Mr. Soto about the life of Native Americans in the 21st century.

    Location: McAllen Public Library; 23rd & Nolana; McAllen, TX
   7:00 PM Joe Moore, percussion  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Joe Moore, percussion

November 27th, 2018

Joe Moore, percussion

TICKETS

Showtimes

For special accommodations, call (956) 882-7025.

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

Wednesday November 28, 2018
   7:00 PM Joe Moore, percussion  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

UTRGV Jazz Orchestra

November 28th, 2018

UTRGV Jazz Orchestra

TICKETS

Showtimes

For special accommodations, call (956) 882-7025.

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

Thursday November 29, 2018
     'Winter Wonderland' Open Competition and Exhibition  
    Contact: Harlingen Art Forum Secretary   956-425-4030   HarlingenArtForumSecretary@gmail.com
   

The Harlingen Art Forum is inviting artists 18 years of age or older to participate in the open art competition and exhibition, "Winter Wonderland." 

First prize will be awarded $100.00 and additional places will be awarded ribbons.  
A People's Choice Ribbon will be awarded at Harlingen Art Night on Friday, Friday, January 25, 2019.
The juror is Lilia Cabrera, MA in Art Education, Lecturer in Art Education, UTRGV School of Art.

 WHEN:
•Deliver art work to the Harlingen Art Forum, D’Arte Centre Gallery, 115 East Jackson, Harlingen on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 12:30-5:00 PM.
•Opening Reception: Harlingen Art Night, Friday, December 28, 2018, 7-10 PM.
•Exhibition Closes: Friday, January 18, 2019, 5:30 PM

CONTACT: For "Winter Wonderland" Art Competition Guidelines and Entry Form, email HarlingenArtForumSecretary@gmail.com

    Location: Harlingen Art Forum, D’Arte Centre Gallery; 115 East Jackson; Harlingen, TX
   9:00 AM Healing in Nature with Sabrina Lartz  
    Contact: Quinta Mazatlan   (956) 681-3370   
   
Healing in Nature: Yoga under the Oak
 
"Healing in Nature" creates a mind-body workout that will incorporate yoga poses and moderate interval training exercises for all fitness levels. Let our Yoga Instructor, Sabrina Lartz lead you through breathing exercises that can help alleviate stress and awaken your senses!  
 
"In order to carry a positive action we must develop a positive vision." -Dalai Lama
 
Healing in Nature is held every Thursday at 9:00 am at Quinta Mazatlan. For more information, call (956) 681-3370.
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   9:00 AM Rio Grande Valley Ballet presents The Nutcracker  
    Contact: Deborah Case   956-682-2721   rgvb@earthlink.net
   

Welcome to the 46th Anniversary of The Nutcracker - The Valley's Longest Running Show!

Rio Grande Valley Ballet is a state chartered, non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that was established in 1972 under the direction of Doria Avila. Upon Avila's retirement, he appointed Deborah Case as artistic director in 1993. 

What better way to welcome the holidays than to share the wonderful experience of The Nutcracker with those you love? The excitement of a live show on stage, the dimming house lights, and the joy of a standing ovation!If you think ballet is boring, you haven't seen this show! Mice and tin soldiers battle on stage, toy dolls come to life to take dizzying leaps, and a troupe of Russian coszaks break into folk dances. Laughter, action and thrills join with the beauty of classical ballet in a performance made for the season.Every year we hear from parents who are excited to bring their children to The Nutcracker because they remember seeing our show when they were children. That's a real family tradition – one you'll cherish with those closest to you.

Performances will be:

Thursday, Nov. 29, The Nutcracker student matinees 9:00 am and 11:30 am
 
Friday, Nov. 30, The Nutcracker student matinees 9:00 am and 11:30 am
 
Saturday, Dec. 1, The Nutcracker public performance 7:00 pm
 
Sunday, Dec. 2, The Nutcracker public performance 2:00 pm 
 
All performances are at McAllen Performing Arts Center.
 
Deborah Case, Artistic Director
956-682-2721
    Location: McAllen Peforming Arts Center; 801 Convention Center Blvd; McAllen, TX
   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
   11:30 AM Rio Grande Valley Ballet presents The Nutcracker  
    Contact: Deborah Case   956-682-2721   rgvb@earthlink.net
   

Welcome to the 46th Anniversary of The Nutcracker - The Valley's Longest Running Show!

Rio Grande Valley Ballet is a state chartered, non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that was established in 1972 under the direction of Doria Avila. Upon Avila's retirement, he appointed Deborah Case as artistic director in 1993. 

What better way to welcome the holidays than to share the wonderful experience of The Nutcracker with those you love? The excitement of a live show on stage, the dimming house lights, and the joy of a standing ovation!If you think ballet is boring, you haven't seen this show! Mice and tin soldiers battle on stage, toy dolls come to life to take dizzying leaps, and a troupe of Russian coszaks break into folk dances. Laughter, action and thrills join with the beauty of classical ballet in a performance made for the season.Every year we hear from parents who are excited to bring their children to The Nutcracker because they remember seeing our show when they were children. That's a real family tradition – one you'll cherish with those closest to you.

Performances will be:

Thursday, Nov. 29, The Nutcracker student matinees 9:00 am and 11:30 am
 
Friday, Nov. 30, The Nutcracker student matinees 9:00 am and 11:30 am
 
Saturday, Dec. 1, The Nutcracker public performance 7:00 pm
 
Sunday, Dec. 2, The Nutcracker public performance 2:00 pm 
 
All performances are at McAllen Performing Arts Center.
 
Deborah Case, Artistic Director
956-682-2721
    Location: McAllen Peforming Arts Center; 801 Convention Center Blvd; McAllen, TX
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Coloring for Adults  
    Contact: China Vaughan   956-681-3072   cvaughan@mcallen.net
   

Coloring for Adults
Thursday, November 29 | 3:00-5:00PM
Board Room
Think coloring is just for kids? Well think again! Join us for this fun and relaxing activity. Coloring pages, colored pencils, and relaxing music provided. Registration required.

    Location: McAllen Public Library; 23rd & Nolana; McAllen, TX
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Nature Journaling  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   
Nature Journaling!
 
Enjoy a peaceful hour connecting with nature during our Nature Journaling program. Every week, experience a new nature journaling technique, while taking in the surrounding beauty of Quinta Mazatlan.
 
Feel the wonders of nature as you quietly meditate and reflect while drawing and writing about the flora and fauna around you. 
 
Nature Journaling is held every Thursday at 6:00 pm at Quinta Mazatlan. For more information, call (956) 681-3370.
 
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Vocal Trash Concert  
    Contact: Cheryl LaBerge   (956) 793-6254   cblaberge@gmail.com
   

“Vocal Trash” is an urban-themed, Broadway-style production that fuses world-class entertainment with environmental awareness.  Best described as Glee meets Stomp, this seven-member troupe repurposes items from landfills to create toolbox guitars and an array of percussive props to accompany their skilled singing, breakdancing, and comedy.  Led by musical producer Steve Linder and choreographer Kelsey Rae (Broadway’s Annie), this energetic, crowd-pleasing show leaves audiences not only entertained but inspired to spread peace, love, and recycling.   Presented by the non-profit Harlingen Concert Association (HCA), as part of their 2018-19 season.  For HCA season tickets, visit www.HarlingenConcert.com or call the Auditorium box office at (956) 216-5990.  Individual tickets will go on sale two weeks prior to the show for $35 if any seats are available. 

    Location: Harlingen Municipal Auditorium; 1204 Fair Park Blvd; Harlingen, TX

Friday November 30, 2018
   1:00 AM  -  2:00 AM test  
    Contact: Virginia Haynie Gause   956-358-3915   vhgause@gmail.com
    Location: 3000 N10th Suite B (Entrance to SAS Shoe Store); 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
   9:00 AM Rio Grande Valley Ballet presents The Nutcracker  
    Contact: Deborah Case   956-682-2721   rgvb@earthlink.net
   

Welcome to the 46th Anniversary of The Nutcracker - The Valley's Longest Running Show!

Rio Grande Valley Ballet is a state chartered, non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that was established in 1972 under the direction of Doria Avila. Upon Avila's retirement, he appointed Deborah Case as artistic director in 1993. 

What better way to welcome the holidays than to share the wonderful experience of The Nutcracker with those you love? The excitement of a live show on stage, the dimming house lights, and the joy of a standing ovation!If you think ballet is boring, you haven't seen this show! Mice and tin soldiers battle on stage, toy dolls come to life to take dizzying leaps, and a troupe of Russian coszaks break into folk dances. Laughter, action and thrills join with the beauty of classical ballet in a performance made for the season.Every year we hear from parents who are excited to bring their children to The Nutcracker because they remember seeing our show when they were children. That's a real family tradition – one you'll cherish with those closest to you.

Performances will be:

Thursday, Nov. 29, The Nutcracker student matinees 9:00 am and 11:30 am
 
Friday, Nov. 30, The Nutcracker student matinees 9:00 am and 11:30 am
 
Saturday, Dec. 1, The Nutcracker public performance 7:00 pm
 
Sunday, Dec. 2, The Nutcracker public performance 2:00 pm 
 
All performances are at McAllen Performing Arts Center.
 
Deborah Case, Artistic Director
956-682-2721
    Location: McAllen Peforming Arts Center; 801 Convention Center Blvd; McAllen, TX
   11:30 AM Rio Grande Valley Ballet presents The Nutcracker  
    Contact: Deborah Case   956-682-2721   rgvb@earthlink.net
   

Welcome to the 46th Anniversary of The Nutcracker - The Valley's Longest Running Show!

Rio Grande Valley Ballet is a state chartered, non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that was established in 1972 under the direction of Doria Avila. Upon Avila's retirement, he appointed Deborah Case as artistic director in 1993. 

What better way to welcome the holidays than to share the wonderful experience of The Nutcracker with those you love? The excitement of a live show on stage, the dimming house lights, and the joy of a standing ovation!If you think ballet is boring, you haven't seen this show! Mice and tin soldiers battle on stage, toy dolls come to life to take dizzying leaps, and a troupe of Russian coszaks break into folk dances. Laughter, action and thrills join with the beauty of classical ballet in a performance made for the season.Every year we hear from parents who are excited to bring their children to The Nutcracker because they remember seeing our show when they were children. That's a real family tradition – one you'll cherish with those closest to you.

Performances will be:

Thursday, Nov. 29, The Nutcracker student matinees 9:00 am and 11:30 am
 
Friday, Nov. 30, The Nutcracker student matinees 9:00 am and 11:30 am
 
Saturday, Dec. 1, The Nutcracker public performance 7:00 pm
 
Sunday, Dec. 2, The Nutcracker public performance 2:00 pm 
 
All performances are at McAllen Performing Arts Center.
 
Deborah Case, Artistic Director
956-682-2721
    Location: McAllen Peforming Arts Center; 801 Convention Center Blvd; McAllen, TX
   7:00 PM Handel's Messiah  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Handel's Messiah

November 30th, 2018

Handel's Messiah

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The UTRGV Master Chorale and Brownsville Festival Chorus, Orchestra, and guest soloists will perform the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah, conducted by Dr. Sean Taylor. The concert will also feature choirs from Pace, Rivera, Lopez, Veterans, Los Fresnos, San Benito, and Harlingen South High School.  

For special accommodations, call (956) 882-7025.

    Location: TSC Arts Center; 90 Taylor Ave; Brownsville, 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
   7:00 PM Home for the Holidays  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Home for the Holidays

December 1st, 2018

Home for the Holidays

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For special accommodations, call (956) 882-7025.

    Location: TSC Arts Center; 90 Taylor Ave; Brownsville, TX
   7:00 PM Rio Grande Valley Ballet presents The Nutcracker  
    Contact: Deborah Case   956-682-2721   rgvb@earthlink.net
   

Welcome to the 46th Anniversary of The Nutcracker - The Valley's Longest Running Show!

Rio Grande Valley Ballet is a state chartered, non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that was established in 1972 under the direction of Doria Avila. Upon Avila's retirement, he appointed Deborah Case as artistic director in 1993. 

What better way to welcome the holidays than to share the wonderful experience of The Nutcracker with those you love? The excitement of a live show on stage, the dimming house lights, and the joy of a standing ovation!If you think ballet is boring, you haven't seen this show! Mice and tin soldiers battle on stage, toy dolls come to life to take dizzying leaps, and a troupe of Russian coszaks break into folk dances. Laughter, action and thrills join with the beauty of classical ballet in a performance made for the season.Every year we hear from parents who are excited to bring their children to The Nutcracker because they remember seeing our show when they were children. That's a real family tradition – one you'll cherish with those closest to you.

Performances will be:

Thursday, Nov. 29, The Nutcracker student matinees 9:00 am and 11:30 am
 
Friday, Nov. 30, The Nutcracker student matinees 9:00 am and 11:30 am
 
Saturday, Dec. 1, The Nutcracker public performance 7:00 pm
 
Sunday, Dec. 2, The Nutcracker public performance 2:00 pm 
 
All performances are at McAllen Performing Arts Center.
 
Deborah Case, Artistic Director
956-682-2721
    Location: McAllen Peforming Arts Center; 801 Convention Center Blvd; McAllen, TX

Sunday December 2, 2018
   2:00 PM Rio Grande Valley Ballet presents The Nutcracker  
    Contact: Deborah Case   956-682-2721   rgvb@earthlink.net
   

Welcome to the 46th Anniversary of The Nutcracker - The Valley's Longest Running Show!

Rio Grande Valley Ballet is a state chartered, non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that was established in 1972 under the direction of Doria Avila. Upon Avila's retirement, he appointed Deborah Case as artistic director in 1993. 

What better way to welcome the holidays than to share the wonderful experience of The Nutcracker with those you love? The excitement of a live show on stage, the dimming house lights, and the joy of a standing ovation!If you think ballet is boring, you haven't seen this show! Mice and tin soldiers battle on stage, toy dolls come to life to take dizzying leaps, and a troupe of Russian coszaks break into folk dances. Laughter, action and thrills join with the beauty of classical ballet in a performance made for the season.Every year we hear from parents who are excited to bring their children to The Nutcracker because they remember seeing our show when they were children. That's a real family tradition – one you'll cherish with those closest to you.

Performances will be:

Thursday, Nov. 29, The Nutcracker student matinees 9:00 am and 11:30 am
 
Friday, Nov. 30, The Nutcracker student matinees 9:00 am and 11:30 am
 
Saturday, Dec. 1, The Nutcracker public performance 7:00 pm
 
Sunday, Dec. 2, The Nutcracker public performance 2:00 pm 
 
All performances are at McAllen Performing Arts Center.
 
Deborah Case, Artistic Director
956-682-2721
    Location: McAllen Peforming Arts Center; 801 Convention Center Blvd; McAllen, TX
   7:00 PM UTRGV Wind Orchestra  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

UTRGV Wind Orchestra

December 2nd, 2018

UTRGV Wind Orchestra

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For special accommodations, call (956) 882-7025.

    Location: TSC Arts Center; 90 Taylor Ave; Brownsville, TX
   7:30 PM A Mexican Christmas Ballet Folklorico & Mariachi Aztlán  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 665-3881   patron@utrgv.edu
   

A Mexican Christmas Ballet Folklorico & Mariachi Aztlán

December 2nd, 2018

?A Mexican Christmas? Ballet Folklorico & Mariachi Aztlán

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For special accommodations, call (956) 665-3881.

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

Monday December 3, 2018
   7:00 PM UTRGV Wind Orchestra  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 665-3881   patron@utrgv.edu
   

UTRGV Wind Orchestra

December 3rd, 2018

UTRGV Wind Orchestra

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Showtimes

For special accommodations, call (956) 665-3881.

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

Tuesday December 4, 2018
   7:00 PM UTRGV Brass Ensemble  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 665-3881   patron@utrgv.edu
   

UTRGV Brass Ensemble

December 4th, 2018

UTRGV Brass Ensemble

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This concert will feature student brass ensembles from the UTRGV School of Music. The concert will feature music in a variety of settings, from small chamber groups to a large brass ensemble.

For special accommodations, call (956) 665-3881.

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

Thursday December 6, 2018
     Texas Hispanic Farmer and Rancher Conference  
    Contact: Elena Almendarez   956-383-1026   ealmendarez@ag.tamu.edu
   

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Second Statewide Texas Hispanic Farmer and Rancher Conference will be held December 6-7, 2018 at the Casa de Palmas Hotel in McAllen, Texas.

If you cannot see the image below, please visit the NCAT website at https://texashispanic.ncat.org/register.php for information on applying for the scholarships, registration, workshop topics, and speakers.

There is also information on the website regarding opportunities available for businesses, agencies, and other organizations to help sponsor the conference or present exhibits.

For more information, contact NCAT specialists Robert Maggiani or Kara Kroeger at robertm@ncat.org or karak@ncat.orgOr call at 866-319-1669.

    Location: Casa De Palmas Renaissance McAllen Hotel; 101 N Main St; McAllen, TX 78501
   9:00 AM Healing in Nature with Sabrina Lartz  
    Contact: Quinta Mazatlan   (956) 681-3370   
   
Healing in Nature: Yoga under the Oak
 
"Healing in Nature" creates a mind-body workout that will incorporate yoga poses and moderate interval training exercises for all fitness levels. Let our Yoga Instructor, Sabrina Lartz lead you through breathing exercises that can help alleviate stress and awaken your senses!  
 
"In order to carry a positive action we must develop a positive vision." -Dalai Lama
 
Healing in Nature is held every Thursday at 9:00 am at Quinta Mazatlan. For more information, call (956) 681-3370.
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   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 Nature Journaling  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   
Nature Journaling!
 
Enjoy a peaceful hour connecting with nature during our Nature Journaling program. Every week, experience a new nature journaling technique, while taking in the surrounding beauty of Quinta Mazatlan.
 
Feel the wonders of nature as you quietly meditate and reflect while drawing and writing about the flora and fauna around you. 
 
Nature Journaling is held every Thursday at 6:00 pm at Quinta Mazatlan. For more information, call (956) 681-3370.
 
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Author Talks--Dr. Rich Murphy  
    Contact: China Vaughan   956-681-3072   cvaughan@mcallen.net
   

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a successful writer? If so, please join us to listen to Dr. Rich Murphy speak on the subject of how to become a professional writer. Dr. Murphy originally came to the Rio Grande Valley in 1999 as a missionary, with his first 24 books under his belt. In 2009 Dr. Rich turned to freelance writing. He now has over 240 books to his credit. His honorary doctorate was awarded to him in 2010, for his first 54 books. Rich has a varied background, including engineering, wilderness survival and management, which he draws on in his writing. This evening presentation will be both informative and entertaining.

    Location: McAllen Public Library; 23rd & Nolana; McAllen, TX

Friday December 7, 2018
     Texas Hispanic Farmer and Rancher Conference  
    Contact: Elena Almendarez   956-383-1026   ealmendarez@ag.tamu.edu
   

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Second Statewide Texas Hispanic Farmer and Rancher Conference will be held December 6-7, 2018 at the Casa de Palmas Hotel in McAllen, Texas.

If you cannot see the image below, please visit the NCAT website at https://texashispanic.ncat.org/register.php for information on applying for the scholarships, registration, workshop topics, and speakers.

There is also information on the website regarding opportunities available for businesses, agencies, and other organizations to help sponsor the conference or present exhibits.

For more information, contact NCAT specialists Robert Maggiani or Kara Kroeger at robertm@ncat.org or karak@ncat.orgOr call at 866-319-1669.

    Location: Casa De Palmas Renaissance McAllen Hotel; 101 N Main St; McAllen, TX 78501
     'Winter Wonderland' Open Competition and Exhibition  
    Contact: Harlingen Art Forum Secretary   956-425-4030   HarlingenArtForumSecretary@gmail.com
   

The Harlingen Art Forum is inviting artists 18 years of age or older to participate in the open art competition and exhibition, "Winter Wonderland." 

First prize will be awarded $100.00 and additional places will be awarded ribbons.  
A People's Choice Ribbon will be awarded at Harlingen Art Night on Friday, Friday, January 25, 2019.
The juror is Lilia Cabrera, MA in Art Education, Lecturer in Art Education, UTRGV School of Art.

 WHEN:
•Deliver art work to the Harlingen Art Forum, D’Arte Centre Gallery, 115 East Jackson, Harlingen on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 12:30-5:00 PM.
•Opening Reception: Harlingen Art Night, Friday, December 28, 2018, 7-10 PM.
•Exhibition Closes: Friday, January 18, 2019, 5:30 PM

CONTACT: For "Winter Wonderland" Art Competition Guidelines and Entry Form, email HarlingenArtForumSecretary@gmail.com

    Location: Harlingen Art Forum, D’Arte Centre Gallery; 115 East Jackson; Harlingen, 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
   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 International Festival  
    Contact: Elizabeth Perdomo   956-358-1362   mateliza@aol.com
   

Every Saturday since last September, parishioners and friends of St. George Orthodox Church in Pharr have been cooking up vast quantities of handmade baklava and other international delicacies, preparing for this year’s International Festival.

The International Festival, held on the 2nd Saturday of December each year, is a much-anticipated event for the local community, families and Winter Texans alike. The event features the sale of a variety of homestyle foods and beverages from many parts of the world, including Greece and Eastern Europe.

The festival is a fun, educational event for the entire family.  Free entry, parking, children’s activities and a wide variety of entertainment, there’s always something for everyone to see and do.  Activities and information will be shared by the Museum of South Texas History, IMAS, the McAllen Public Library, Texas Master Naturalists, Texas Master Gardeners, UTRGV CHAPS, the Lambs Loom, Gem Valley Farmers Market, Milkweed & Monarchs and more. “Two by Two Petting Zoo” will be available for children from 10 a.m. – noon. 

This year’s entertainment schedule will include the wonderful UTRGV Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble, playing holiday favorites, as well as the much-beloved Mariachi Nueva Tradicion. The entire, exciting entertainment and activity schedule can be found at: stgeorgetxfestival.com/entertainment.html

The Festival is a great place for holiday season shopping. Pick up some unique items created by local artisans, handicraft and farmers market vendors. Everything from local honey and preserves, to handmade soap, beeswax candles, Eastern European folkart and handcrafted wood items will be there to choose from.  If you’re interested, take a free guided tour of St. George Orthodox Church and the learn about the lovely icons, an ancient liturgical artform.

Whether you like fire-grilled souvlaki skewers, piroghies or pastitcio, stuffed grape leaves or cabbage rolls, there is sure to be something you’ll love to eat. There are vegan and vegetarian options for some of these foods. A tent area, tables and chairs provided a comfortable area for dining. Frozen versions of many international specialties are also available – for you to take home and enjoy later.  Bring a cooler along in the car!  Besides baklava, baked goods from around the world will make your mouth water.  Besides being a tasty snack, these also make great holiday and party gifts.  International soups – both vegan and with meat – are one of the festival favorites. Some people even take these some home to enjoy another day.

Want to just sit a while and watch the performances?  Pick up some Russian tea, Greek or regular coffee and some special baked goods from the Russian Tea Shoppe, and you’ll be ready to relax and enjoy. Freshly baked scones and muffins will start out the morning, so come early – spend the day!

Another reason for the festival is a food and fundraiser for the very active St. George Food Pantry, which serves over 100 families.  Bring monetary donations, canned goods, non-perishables, new or lightly used blankets, coats, children’s clothing or toys, and receive a homemade cookie as a “thank you” in the annual “Give a Can; Get a Cookie” campaign.

This year’s International Festival will be held on Saturday, December 8th, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at St. George Orthodox Church, 704 W. Sam Houston in Pharr.  To learn more about the festival, see their website at: stgeorgetxfestival.com/index.html or on Facebook at: facebook.com/St.GeorgeInternationalFestival/

    Location: St. George Orthodox Church Hall; 704 W Sam Houston Ave; Pharr, 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
   7:00 PM Guitar Ensemble Studio Recital  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 665-3881   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Guitar Ensemble Studio Recital

December 8th, 2018

Guitar Ensemble Studio Recital

TICKETS

Showtimes

For special accommodations, call (956) 665-3881.

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

Sunday December 9, 2018
   2:30 PM 8th Annual UTRGV Flautista Navidad: Carol & Candlelight  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 665-3881   patron@utrgv.edu
   

8th Annual UTRGV Flautista Navidad: Carol & Candlelight

December 9th, 2018

8th Annual UTRGV Flautista Navidad: Carol & Candlelight

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Showtimes

Join us as the UTRGV Flute Ensemble and friends celebrates the season with music and carol sing-along by candlelight, under the direction of UTRGV Flute Professor Dr. Krista Jobson. Come and sing your favorite carols with us!

For special accommodations, call (956) 665-3881.

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

Tuesday December 11, 2018
   7:00 PM Handel's Messiah  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 665-3881   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Handel's Messiah

December 11th, 2018

Handel's Messiah

TICKETS

Showtimes

For special accommodations, call (956) 665-3881.

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

Wednesday December 12, 2018
   5:00 PM An Evening of Flute  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 665-3881   patron@utrgv.edu
   

An Evening of Flute

December 12th, 2018

An Evening of Flute

TICKETS

Showtimes

This concert features the UTRGV Flute Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Krista Jobson. This musical journey will include works by Wil Offermans, Jose Valentino, UTRGV Guitar Professor Hector Rodriguez, and more!

For special accommodations, call (956) 665-3881.

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

Thursday December 13, 2018
     'Winter Wonderland' Open Competition and Exhibition  
    Contact: Harlingen Art Forum Secretary   956-425-4030   HarlingenArtForumSecretary@gmail.com
   

The Harlingen Art Forum is inviting artists 18 years of age or older to participate in the open art competition and exhibition, "Winter Wonderland." 

First prize will be awarded $100.00 and additional places will be awarded ribbons.  
A People's Choice Ribbon will be awarded at Harlingen Art Night on Friday, Friday, January 25, 2019.
The juror is Lilia Cabrera, MA in Art Education, Lecturer in Art Education, UTRGV School of Art.

 WHEN:
•Deliver art work to the Harlingen Art Forum, D’Arte Centre Gallery, 115 East Jackson, Harlingen on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 12:30-5:00 PM.
•Opening Reception: Harlingen Art Night, Friday, December 28, 2018, 7-10 PM.
•Exhibition Closes: Friday, January 18, 2019, 5:30 PM

CONTACT: For "Winter Wonderland" Art Competition Guidelines and Entry Form, email HarlingenArtForumSecretary@gmail.com

    Location: Harlingen Art Forum, D’Arte Centre Gallery; 115 East Jackson; Harlingen, TX
   9:00 AM Healing in Nature with Sabrina Lartz  
    Contact: Quinta Mazatlan   (956) 681-3370   
   
Healing in Nature: Yoga under the Oak
 
"Healing in Nature" creates a mind-body workout that will incorporate yoga poses and moderate interval training exercises for all fitness levels. Let our Yoga Instructor, Sabrina Lartz lead you through breathing exercises that can help alleviate stress and awaken your senses!  
 
"In order to carry a positive action we must develop a positive vision." -Dalai Lama
 
Healing in Nature is held every Thursday at 9:00 am at Quinta Mazatlan. For more information, call (956) 681-3370.
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   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 Nature Journaling  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   
Nature Journaling!
 
Enjoy a peaceful hour connecting with nature during our Nature Journaling program. Every week, experience a new nature journaling technique, while taking in the surrounding beauty of Quinta Mazatlan.
 
Feel the wonders of nature as you quietly meditate and reflect while drawing and writing about the flora and fauna around you. 
 
Nature Journaling is held every Thursday at 6:00 pm at Quinta Mazatlan. For more information, call (956) 681-3370.
 
    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
     'Winter Wonderland' Open Competition and Exhibition  
    Contact: Harlingen Art Forum Secretary   956-425-4030   HarlingenArtForumSecretary@gmail.com
   

The Harlingen Art Forum is inviting artists 18 years of age or older to participate in the open art competition and exhibition, "Winter Wonderland." 

First prize will be awarded $100.00 and additional places will be awarded ribbons.  
A People's Choice Ribbon will be awarded at Harlingen Art Night on Friday, Friday, January 25, 2019.
The juror is Lilia Cabrera, MA in Art Education, Lecturer in Art Education, UTRGV School of Art.

 WHEN:
•Deliver art work to the Harlingen Art Forum, D’Arte Centre Gallery, 115 East Jackson, Harlingen on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 12:30-5:00 PM.
•Opening Reception: Harlingen Art Night, Friday, December 28, 2018, 7-10 PM.
•Exhibition Closes: Friday, January 18, 2019, 5:30 PM

CONTACT: For "Winter Wonderland" Art Competition Guidelines and Entry Form, email HarlingenArtForumSecretary@gmail.com

    Location: Harlingen Art Forum, D’Arte Centre Gallery; 115 East Jackson; Harlingen, 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
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Santa's Enchanted Forest!  
    Contact: Quinta Mazatlan   (956) 681-3370   
   
Santa's Enchanted Forest!
 
 
 
 
Come out to Quinta Mazatlan this Holiday season for Santa's Enchanted Forest!! 
 
Dance in the snow, while listening to Christmas Carolers! Bring the entire family & enjoy food vendors, a Petting Zoo, face painting, Story Time & pictures with Santa!
 
For more information, call (956) 681-3370.
    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
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Nature Journaling  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   
Nature Journaling!
 
Enjoy a peaceful hour connecting with nature during our Nature Journaling program. Every week, experience a new nature journaling technique, while taking in the surrounding beauty of Quinta Mazatlan.
 
Feel the wonders of nature as you quietly meditate and reflect while drawing and writing about the flora and fauna around you. 
 
Nature Journaling is held every Thursday at 6:00 pm at Quinta Mazatlan. For more information, call (956) 681-3370.
 
    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 Healing in Nature with Sabrina Lartz  
    Contact: Quinta Mazatlan   (956) 681-3370   
   
Healing in Nature: Yoga under the Oak
 
"Healing in Nature" creates a mind-body workout that will incorporate yoga poses and moderate interval training exercises for all fitness levels. Let our Yoga Instructor, Sabrina Lartz lead you through breathing exercises that can help alleviate stress and awaken your senses!  
 
"In order to carry a positive action we must develop a positive vision." -Dalai Lama
 
Healing in Nature is held every Thursday at 9:00 am at Quinta Mazatlan. For more information, call (956) 681-3370.
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   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 Nature Journaling  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   
Nature Journaling!
 
Enjoy a peaceful hour connecting with nature during our Nature Journaling program. Every week, experience a new nature journaling technique, while taking in the surrounding beauty of Quinta Mazatlan.
 
Feel the wonders of nature as you quietly meditate and reflect while drawing and writing about the flora and fauna around you. 
 
Nature Journaling is held every Thursday at 6:00 pm at Quinta Mazatlan. For more information, call (956) 681-3370.
 
    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

Thursday January 17, 2019
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM RGV Day at the Capitol presented by Futuro RGV  
    Contact: Nedra Kinerk     nkinerk@att.net
   

RGV Day at the Capitol

Thu., Jan. 17, 2019
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Forum
Weslaco Public Library
525 S Kansas Ave, Weslaco, TX

Getting our Message to Austin and  Washington

Panelists:
Matt Ruszczak
, Rio South Economic Council
Ron Garza, 
Lower RGV Development Council
Sergio Contreas, RGV Partnership
Veronica Gonzales, UT-RGV

Futuro RGV meetings are OPEN MEETINGS
No charge
All are welcome.

2019 membership: $20.00. Futuro RGV PLUS membership: $50.00.k here to join Futuro RGV — 2019 memClick here to join Futuro RGV

    Location: Weslaco Museum; 500 S Texas Blvd; Weslaco, TX

Friday January 25, 2019
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM The Malpass Brothers Concert  
    Contact: Cheryl LaBerge   (956) 793-6254   cblaberge@gmail.com
   

The Malpass Brothers don’t just sound retro … they are retro!  Their smooth vocal blend, skillful musicianship, and off-the-cuff quips are reminiscent of many country legends to whom they pay tribute.  The Malpass Brothers toured with the late Don Helms, former steel guitarist for Hank Williams, have opened for music legend Merle Haggard on multiple tours, and appeared on stages from the Shetland Islands to the Ryman Auditorium to Merlefest. Gifted musicians and songwriters, the brothers have shared billing with country music legends like Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Doyle Lawson, Rhonda Vincent, Marty Stuart, Doc Watson and more. The title cut video from their album Memory That Bad hit CMT Pure Country’s Top Ten. Their most recent self-titled recording, produced by bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson, was released by Crossroads’ Organic Records in 2015.  This will be a wonderful evening of old-time gospel music, songs made famous by Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, and other classic country artists, plus some new Malpass tunes. 

Presented by the nonprofit Harlingen Concert Association, as part of their 2018-19 season.  For info and tickets, visit www.HarlingenConcert.com or call the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium box office at (956) 216-5990.

    Location: Harlingen Municipal Auditorium; 1204 Fair Park Blvd; Harlingen, TX

Saturday February 9, 2019
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Cadence Concert  
    Contact: Cheryl LaBerge   (956) 793-6254   cblaberge@gmail.com
   

Four men.  Four microphones.  No instruments.  Canada’s premiere vocal group, Cadence, has been wowing audiences across the continent and around the world since 1998, producing the powerful, rich sounds of a full band using only four voices.  Their exciting show features a hypnotic blend of complex harmonies, intricate arrangements, vocal dexterity, and just plain fun.  Enjoy a mesmerizing display of musical genius by this highly-acclaimed, award-winning a cappella ensemble.  Presented by the nonprofit Harlingen Concert Association, as part of their 2018-19 season.  For info and tickets, visit www.HarlingenConcert.com or call the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium box office at (956) 216-5990.

    Location: Harlingen Municipal Auditorium; 1204 Fair Park Blvd; Harlingen, 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

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

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    Location: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Performing Arts Complex; 1201 W University; Edinburg, TX
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Five Sax Concert  
    Contact: Cheryl LaBerge   (956) 793-6254   cblaberge@gmail.com
   

Enjoy a musical journey with Five Sax, a modern saxophone quintet featuring accomplished musicians from the U.S., Latin America, and Europe.  Five Sax's creative and spontaneous approach to making music has taken them from street theater in Vienna to some of the world’s most prestigious halls and music festivals.  The ensemble’s imaginative program mirrors the diversity of its members:  rooted in classical music, while venturing into American jazz, South American Latin styles and European folk music.  Presented by the nonprofit Harlingen Concert Association as part of its 2018-19 season.  For more info and tickets, visit www.HarlingenConcert.com or call the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium box office, (956) 216-5990.

    Location: Harlingen Municipal Auditorium; 1204 Fair Park Blvd; Harlingen, 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

Saturday March 9, 2019
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Sergei Teleshev Concert  
    Contact: Cheryl LaBerge   (956) 793-6254   cblaberge@gmail.com
   

Come explore the expressive range of a familiar yet often under-appreciated instrument:  the accordion.  Internationally-acclaimed and versatile accordion virtuoso Sergei Teleshev takes the stage on Saturday, March 9, 2019, performing works by Bach, Piazzolla, Tchaikovsky, and more.  Classically trained at the Academy of Music in Voronezh, Russia, Teleshev and his dazzling fingers have won many regional and international accordion competitions.  This incredible musician composes, arranges, and has performed with several world-renowned artists, ensembles, and orchestras, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Doc Severinsen, and Semmy Stahlhammer.  Presented by the nonprofit Harlingen Concert Association as part of its 2018-19 season.  For info and tickets, visit www.HarlingenConcert.com or call the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium, (956) 216-5990.

    Location: Harlingen Municipal Auditorium; 1204 Fair Park Blvd; Harlingen, TX

Thursday March 21, 2019
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Beginnings: The Ultimate Chicago Tribute Band  
    Contact: Cheryl LaBerge   (956) 793-6254   cblaberge@gmail.com
   

Beginnings: The Ultimate Chicago Tribute Band brings together a group of talented, seasoned musicians who share a love and deep respect for the music of one of America's most beloved rock/pop bands. These veteran musicians have worked with some of the best in the business like Peter Frampton, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Constantine Maroulis (American Idol), Blood Sweat & Tears, and have even made an appearance on Broadway in Rock Of Ages.  Come enjoy all the chart-topping Chicago hits you remember, including Saturday in the Park, Colour My World, 25 or 6 to 4, Just You ‘n’ Me,” and many more. Presented by the nonprofit Harlingen Concert Association as part of its 2018-19 season.  For info and tickets, visit www.HarlingenConcert.com or call the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium, (956) 216-5990.

    Location: Harlingen Municipal Auditorium; 1204 Fair Park Blvd; Harlingen, 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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