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Saturday August 26, 2017 -  Sunday January 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Exhibition: Love of Life and Landscape: The Art of Edward E. Nichols  
    Contact: Abigail Alaniz   956-681-2800   aalaniz@theimasonline.com
   

Edward Edson Nichols was a professor of art at the University of Texas Pan American (now UTRGV) for 33 years, retiring from teaching in 1999. During those decades, dozens of artists passed through his classrooms, benefiting from his teaching as well as from his generous, kind nature. Nichols loved south Texas, and his art work celebrates the beautiful landscapes and traditions of the Rio Grande Valley and Mexico. Adept in many media, his watercolors and gouache paintings are perhaps his most well-known, but he also worked in acrylic, printmaking and collage.

As part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the International Museum of Art & Science, the exhibition Love of Life and Landscape: The Art of E.E. Nichols commemorates the major contribution the artist made during his life to the culture of his home town. Working with his family and local collections, the exhibition represents a retrospective of the broad range of his art, from the landscapes of the citrus groves around his studio, to the Mexican festivals he witnessed on his travels.

Nichols passed away in 2016; he left behind a fond record of the beauty he saw around him. His broad range of interests, from landscape to Mexican folk art, abstract expressionism and biblical themes were all expressed through his lens of thoughtful spiritualism: “Painting to me is about being very quiet and centered and then waiting to see what is revealed through drawing visual thoughts and listening to hear/see the next one. My position is that each of us is a perfect spiritual reflection of an infinite Mind, infinite Love, and this is what fills us with awe and inspiration.”

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

Monday December 11, 2017
   5:00 PM Holiday Concert and Carols  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Holiday Concert and Carols

December 11th, 2017

Holiday Concert and Carols

TICKETS

Showtimes

Bring the whole family to come and sing holiday carols by candlelight with the UTRGV Flute Ensemble & friends!

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

Tuesday December 12, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Maintain No Gain  
    Contact: Amy Valdez   956-383-1026   amy.valdez@ag.tamu.edu
   

MAINTAIN NO GAIN - Tuesdays, November 14, 28 / December 5, 12, 19, 2017 / January 9, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 410 N. 13th Avenue in Edinburg.   Amy Valdez, Extension Program Specialist, will provide this FREE, six-week support group program based on maintaining your weight and avoiding holiday pounds through tips, tricks, and healthy habits.  To sign up, call 956/383-1026 or email Amy at amy.valdez@ag.tamu.edu

 

Dinner Tonight ESSENTIALS COOKBOOK is now available online for purchasing at price of $29.95!  The Essentials Cookbook is full of over 100+ recipes for healthy living.  It features nine categories to help you create healthy meals - Starters, Salads, 5 Ingredient or Less, One Pot/One Pan meals, Side Vegetables, Kid Friendly, Slow Cooker, Grilling and Desserts.  Visit http://dinnertonight.org/cookbook to order your copy.  Great book for holiday gift-giving.

Please call our office at 956/383-1026 for more information. 

 

    Location: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service; 410 N 13th Ave; Edinburg, TX
   4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM 7th Annual Storybook Christmas  
    Contact: Norma Gomez Fultz   956-487-4389   rgclibrary@yahoo.com
   
7th Annual Storybook Christmas "Free Photos with Santa"  from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm at the Lopez-Tijerina Courtyard. (weather permitting or back at the Rio Grande City Public Library). Be on the look out for the Holiday Fun Coloring Contest in the Starr County Town Crier.
 
Rio Grande City Public Library
591 E Canales Street
Rio Grande City, TX 
    Location: Lopez-Tijerina Courtyard; 405 East Main St; Rio Grande City, TX

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program at Quinta Mazatlan  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Join other caring community members that contribute back to the earth, on any Wednesday or Saturday morning from 8:30 am to noon. Work outside in the gardens, inside with program preps, or assist at a special event. All ages welcome. Children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Date: Saturdays and Wednesday (year long)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Native Garden Tour  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Drop in to chat and walk with a garden expert. Enjoy the themed garden walks with interesting stories about plants and gardens. Quinta Mazatlan's gardens are stocked with hardy valley native plants. We are also exhibiting our "Lawn Gone" project where visitors can actually see the program in place. Each month the topic will change based on the season.

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/Images/Plant%20Photos/Plant%20Walk.jpg

Date: Wednesdays (October- December)

Time: 10:00-11:00 am

Fee: Included with admission.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   7:00 PM Steven & Misa Mead, euphonium  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Steven & Misa Mead, euphonium

December 13th, 2017

Steven & Misa Mead, euphonium

TICKETS

Showtimes

Please join us for this special concert as International Euphonium Superstars Steven and Misa Mead will performing a virtuosic concert right here the Valley. The concert will feature brass music performed at the highest level imaginable. This will be an event not to miss.

 

Free and open to the public.

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

Thursday December 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Art in Nature Tour  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

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Quinta Mazatlan has a one-of-a-kind outdoor Forest Sculpture Trail Tour that helps visitors develop an appreciation for the vast variety of creatures that call our region home. The local artist Douglas Clark has meticulously recreated over 30 sculptures of native animals. Each sculpture provides insight into the natural history of the Rio Grande Valley.

Date: Thursday

Time: 10:00- 11:00 am

Fee: Included in admission.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Buckets of Fun: Fun with Reptiles & Slithery Creatures  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Preschool children and their parents will have BUCKETS OF FUN with hands-on, nature-inspired lessons filled with song, discovery, socializing, movement and exploration! Adults and children must dress for outdoor activities.

Date: Thursdays
Time: 10:00- 11:00 am
Fee: $3 program fee per child, adults $3 regular admission, $2 seniors.

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    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM A Parula Winds Concert and Santa in the Park  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

The Chachalacas are not the only entertainment at Quinta Mazatlan. Quinta Mazatlan is kicking off the Holiday season with a music concert and plenty of Christmas Carols to sing-a-long with and enjoy. Special guests Parula Winds will be performing a few of the compositions from their latest recital along with music of the season. Created from the Town Band Association's chamber music concerts, the Parula Winds is a versatile woodwind chamber ensemble enjoying their second year of performing together. The ensemble is made up of flautist Beth Van Epps, oboist Carlos Cantu, clarinetist Cecilia Smith, hornist Oscar Medina, and bassoonist Christopher Jones. Members of the Parula Winds are all members of the McAllen Wind Ensemble. They are local band directors, woodwind consultants, and private lesson teachers.

Join us at Quinta Mazatlan on Thursday, December 14th at 6:00 pm for a little of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro and Klughardt's beautiful Woodwind Quintet music. There will be a special appearance by Santa Claus. Light refreshments provided by Lebby Salinas with the Fooducator Growing Growers/Home Baker's Market.

The Nature Speaker Series takes place on Thursday evenings through April 2018 and is proudly sponsored by Thurmond Eye Associates. The program fee is $3 per person and no advance reservation is required. Quinta Mazatlan is located at 600 Sunset Dr. in McAllen, one block south of La Plaza Mall on 10th Street. For more information, contact Quinta Mazatlan at (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 Speaker Series: Butterflies  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Explore nature with great speakers discussing topics from birds and butterflies to culture and art of the Rio Grande Valley. The educational series is brought to you by the generous sponsorship of Thurmond Eye Associates.
Date: Thursdays, (September- May)
Time: 6:00- 7:00 pm
Fee: $3.00 per person.

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

Friday December 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Adobe Mansion Tour  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

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Bring your friends and tour one of the largest adobe homes in the state of Texas, Quinta Mazatlan. The History of Quinta Mazatlan Tour is hosted on Fridays. Hear about the tales of the families that built and lived at Quinta Mazatlan for a total of 60 years before the City of McAllen purchased the estate and opened it in 2006 as a mansion with a mission.

Date: Friday

Time: 10:00- 11:00 am

Fee: Included in admission.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM BHA Historical Happy Hour: Merry Christmas! Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest  
    Contact: Ashley    956-548-1313   aguzman@brownsvillehistory.org
   

We’re having a party, and things are going to get UGLY. Wear a Ho-Ho-Horrible Holiday sweater! Prize for the person wearing the ugliest sweater. Let us raise a glass to the New Year. We’ll toast to the holidays with friends and good cheer! This month’s happy hour is sponsored by our friends at L&F Distributors. Be sure to check our Facebook Page for this month’s featured beers. Attendees must be 21 years & older. For more information call 956-548-1313.

Free for members, $5.00 admission for non-members

    Location: Historic Laureles Ranch House; 1700 E 6th St; Brownsville, TX
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Let Christmas Ring concert by McAllen Wind Ensemble  
    Contact: Beth Van Epps     webmaster@mcallentownband.org
   
Celebrate the Holiday Season! Join the McAllen Wind Ensemble as we perform songs to put you in the Christmas mood.

Tickets are available at the McAllen Convention Center Box Office.

For more information call the McAllen Convention Center Box Office at (956) 681-3800.

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

Saturday December 16, 2017
   8:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Songbird Stroll Tour  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/Images/QuintaBirds/Chachalacas.jpg

One can enjoy a Songbird Stroll Tour on Saturdays to experience these creatures in their natural habitat. Guests will see, hear, and be with birds from the valley and beyond. Enjoy a walk through our Tamulipan thorn forest observing and hearing birds with an expert naturalist.

Date: Saturday

Time: 8:30- 10:00 am

Fee: Included in admission.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program at Quinta Mazatlan  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Join other caring community members that contribute back to the earth, on any Wednesday or Saturday morning from 8:30 am to noon. Work outside in the gardens, inside with program preps, or assist at a special event. All ages welcome. Children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Date: Saturdays and Wednesday (year long)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Downtown Harlingen Walking Tour  
    Contact: Cheryl LaBerge   (956) 793-6254   cblaberge@gmail.com
   

Come take a trip back in time on a FREE Downtown Harlingen walking tour!  You'll hear about frontier days, mid-century boom times, and modern Harlingen.  Discover which Jackson Street buildings were the mortuary, the Woolworth's, Piggly Wiggly, and more!  Plus, see several colorful, larger-than-life-size murals.  You should dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, and come prepared to have fun!  Tour departs from J&B's Cafe, 204 E. Jackson, and lasts about 90 minutes.

    Location: J&B's Cafe; 204 E Jackson; Harlingen, TX
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Santa's Animal Forest Fest  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Santa's Animal Forest Fest

Bring your camera and get a special photo Santa. Enjoy holiday arts and crafts, "snow" flurries, face painting and a special trail walk with creatures of the forest, and special inflatable holiday characters.

Schedule 

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Fee: $5 for children, $3 for adults

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Citizen Science Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/Images/events/Citizen%20Science%20Days%20flier.jpg

Every Saturday for an hour, citizens become scientists, in this unique program that helps scientfic researchers collect data. Quinta Mazatlan's Urban Ecologist will instruct you how to measure, collect, or survey for the topic of the week. Research varies from surveying trees, buuterflies, birds, reptiles, insects, and others.

Date: Saturdays

Time: 10:00- 11:00 am

Fee: Included in admission fee.

Note: Large groups should call ahead to allow for proper preparations.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Saturday Discovery Days: Holiday Trees  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/Images/Kids/Discovery%20Days/Tree.jpg

Learn your trees and create art projects using nature.

Date: Saturdays in December (except December 30th)

Time: 11:00 am-12:00 pm & 2:00-3:00 pm

Fee: $3 program fee.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Saturday Discovery Days: Holiday Trees  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/Images/Kids/Discovery%20Days/Tree.jpg

Learn your trees and create art projects using nature.

Date: Saturdays in December (except December 30th)

Time: 11:00 am-12:00 pm & 2:00-3:00 pm

Fee: $3 program fee.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM Tish Hinojosa Concert at Getsemani Presbyterian Church in San Benito  
    Contact: Rogelio T. Nunez   956-367-0335   
   

The Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center is bringing folk singer Tish Hinojosa to San Benito, Texas on Saturday, December 16, 2017. However, the concert will be held at Getsemani Presbyterian Church.

Tickets $10.00.

Tish Hinojosa is a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas. Hinojosa’s blend of folk, country, Latino, and pop has an undeniable far reaching appeal, garnering her accolades such as a White House concert at the invitation of President and Mrs. Clinton and teaming up with artists such as Joan Baez, Booker T. Jones, Flaco Jimenez, Pete Seeger, and Dwight Yoakam.

She has recorded as an independent artist as well as for A&M, Warner Bros, and Rounder Records and has been a featured artist on Austin City Limits, A Prairie Home Companion and other NPR programs.

With sixteen CDs to her name, Tish’s distinct sound has gained her much critical acclaim. Her latest CD After The Fair, released in 2013, was recorded in Germany and is reflective of her 9 years spent in the Beatles old stomping grounds in Hamburg. Tish has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe and continues to draw a loyal and growing audience.  
 

    Location: Getsemani Presbyterian Church; 140 Diaz St; San Benito, TX

Tuesday December 19, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Maintain No Gain  
    Contact: Amy Valdez   956-383-1026   amy.valdez@ag.tamu.edu
   

MAINTAIN NO GAIN - Tuesdays, November 14, 28 / December 5, 12, 19, 2017 / January 9, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 410 N. 13th Avenue in Edinburg.   Amy Valdez, Extension Program Specialist, will provide this FREE, six-week support group program based on maintaining your weight and avoiding holiday pounds through tips, tricks, and healthy habits.  To sign up, call 956/383-1026 or email Amy at amy.valdez@ag.tamu.edu

 

Dinner Tonight ESSENTIALS COOKBOOK is now available online for purchasing at price of $29.95!  The Essentials Cookbook is full of over 100+ recipes for healthy living.  It features nine categories to help you create healthy meals - Starters, Salads, 5 Ingredient or Less, One Pot/One Pan meals, Side Vegetables, Kid Friendly, Slow Cooker, Grilling and Desserts.  Visit http://dinnertonight.org/cookbook to order your copy.  Great book for holiday gift-giving.

Please call our office at 956/383-1026 for more information. 

 

    Location: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service; 410 N 13th Ave; Edinburg, TX

Wednesday December 20, 2017
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program at Quinta Mazatlan  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Join other caring community members that contribute back to the earth, on any Wednesday or Saturday morning from 8:30 am to noon. Work outside in the gardens, inside with program preps, or assist at a special event. All ages welcome. Children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Date: Saturdays and Wednesday (year long)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Native Garden Tour  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Drop in to chat and walk with a garden expert. Enjoy the themed garden walks with interesting stories about plants and gardens. Quinta Mazatlan's gardens are stocked with hardy valley native plants. We are also exhibiting our "Lawn Gone" project where visitors can actually see the program in place. Each month the topic will change based on the season.

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/Images/Plant%20Photos/Plant%20Walk.jpg

Date: Wednesdays (October- December)

Time: 10:00-11:00 am

Fee: Included with admission.

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

Thursday December 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Art in Nature Tour  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/Images/Sculpture%20Trail/Bobcat.jpg

Quinta Mazatlan has a one-of-a-kind outdoor Forest Sculpture Trail Tour that helps visitors develop an appreciation for the vast variety of creatures that call our region home. The local artist Douglas Clark has meticulously recreated over 30 sculptures of native animals. Each sculpture provides insight into the natural history of the Rio Grande Valley.

Date: Thursday

Time: 10:00- 11:00 am

Fee: Included in admission.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Buckets of Fun: Fun with Nature Decorations  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/Images/Kids/tots/Fun%20with%20Colors%2021.JPG

Preschool children and their parents will have buckets of fun with hands-on, nature-inspired lessons filled with song, discovery, socializing, movement, exploration and a craft.

Date: Thursdays

Time: 10:00- 11:00 am

Fee: $3 program fee for children, $3 adults, $2 seniors.

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

Friday December 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Adobe Mansion Tour  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/Images/Green%20Living/history%20tour%20square%201.jpg

Bring your friends and tour one of the largest adobe homes in the state of Texas, Quinta Mazatlan. The History of Quinta Mazatlan Tour is hosted on Fridays. Hear about the tales of the families that built and lived at Quinta Mazatlan for a total of 60 years before the City of McAllen purchased the estate and opened it in 2006 as a mansion with a mission.

Date: Friday

Time: 10:00- 11:00 am

Fee: Included in admission.

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

Saturday December 23, 2017
   8:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Songbird Stroll Tour  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/Images/QuintaBirds/Chachalacas.jpg

One can enjoy a Songbird Stroll Tour on Saturdays to experience these creatures in their natural habitat. Guests will see, hear, and be with birds from the valley and beyond. Enjoy a walk through our Tamulipan thorn forest observing and hearing birds with an expert naturalist.

Date: Saturday

Time: 8:30- 10:00 am

Fee: Included in admission.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program at Quinta Mazatlan  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Join other caring community members that contribute back to the earth, on any Wednesday or Saturday morning from 8:30 am to noon. Work outside in the gardens, inside with program preps, or assist at a special event. All ages welcome. Children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Date: Saturdays and Wednesday (year long)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Downtown Harlingen Walking Tour  
    Contact: Cheryl LaBerge   (956) 793-6254   cblaberge@gmail.com
   

Come take a trip back in time on a FREE Downtown Harlingen walking tour!  You'll hear about frontier days, mid-century boom times, and modern Harlingen.  Discover which Jackson Street buildings were the mortuary, the Woolworth's, Piggly Wiggly, and more!  Plus, see several colorful, larger-than-life-size murals.  You should dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, and come prepared to have fun!  Tour departs from J&B's Cafe, 204 E. Jackson, and lasts about 90 minutes.

    Location: J&B's Cafe; 204 E Jackson; Harlingen, TX
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Nature Tots: Nature Sounds  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

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Follow your child’s imagination as they explore the feelings, shapes, sounds, and movements of nature in a nature playground set up with different weekly theme. It’s a special program designed specifically with our youngest visitors in mind.
Date: Saturdays
Time: 9:30- 10:30 am
Fee: $3 program fee.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Citizen Science Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/Images/events/Citizen%20Science%20Days%20flier.jpg

Every Saturday for an hour, citizens become scientists, in this unique program that helps scientfic researchers collect data. Quinta Mazatlan's Urban Ecologist will instruct you how to measure, collect, or survey for the topic of the week. Research varies from surveying trees, buuterflies, birds, reptiles, insects, and others.

Date: Saturdays

Time: 10:00- 11:00 am

Fee: Included in admission fee.

Note: Large groups should call ahead to allow for proper preparations.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Saturday Discovery Days: Holiday Trees  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/Images/Kids/Discovery%20Days/Tree.jpg

Learn your trees and create art projects using nature.

Date: Saturdays in December (except December 30th)

Time: 11:00 am-12:00 pm & 2:00-3:00 pm

Fee: $3 program fee.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Saturday Discovery Days: Holiday Trees  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/Images/Kids/Discovery%20Days/Tree.jpg

Learn your trees and create art projects using nature.

Date: Saturdays in December (except December 30th)

Time: 11:00 am-12:00 pm & 2:00-3:00 pm

Fee: $3 program fee.

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

Wednesday December 27, 2017
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program at Quinta Mazatlan  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Join other caring community members that contribute back to the earth, on any Wednesday or Saturday morning from 8:30 am to noon. Work outside in the gardens, inside with program preps, or assist at a special event. All ages welcome. Children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Date: Saturdays and Wednesday (year long)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Native Garden Tour  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Drop in to chat and walk with a garden expert. Enjoy the themed garden walks with interesting stories about plants and gardens. Quinta Mazatlan's gardens are stocked with hardy valley native plants. We are also exhibiting our "Lawn Gone" project where visitors can actually see the program in place. Each month the topic will change based on the season.

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Date: Wednesdays (October- December)

Time: 10:00-11:00 am

Fee: Included with admission.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Special Holiday Programs: Watercolor Wednesday  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Paint a creature or nature scape using a creative watercolor stencil technique.

Date: Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Time: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm & 2:00- 3:00 pm

Fee: $3 program fee

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Special Holiday Programs: Watercolor Wednesday  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Paint a creature or nature scape using a creative watercolor stencil technique.

Date: Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Time: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm & 2:00- 3:00 pm

Fee: $3 program fee

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

Thursday December 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Art in Nature Tour  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

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Quinta Mazatlan has a one-of-a-kind outdoor Forest Sculpture Trail Tour that helps visitors develop an appreciation for the vast variety of creatures that call our region home. The local artist Douglas Clark has meticulously recreated over 30 sculptures of native animals. Each sculpture provides insight into the natural history of the Rio Grande Valley.

Date: Thursday

Time: 10:00- 11:00 am

Fee: Included in admission.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Special Holiday Program: Thorn Forest Thursday  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

A special close-up look at the features on the creatures in our thorn forest. Look at skulls, bones, scales, furs, feathers, beaks, feet, and more.

Date: Thursday, December 28, 2017

Time: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm & 2:00- 3:00 pm

Fee: $3 program fee.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Special Holiday Program: Thorn Forest Thursday  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

A special close-up look at the features on the creatures in our thorn forest. Look at skulls, bones, scales, furs, feathers, beaks, feet, and more.

Date: Thursday, December 28, 2017

Time: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm & 2:00- 3:00 pm

Fee: $3 program fee.

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

Friday December 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Adobe Mansion Tour  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

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Bring your friends and tour one of the largest adobe homes in the state of Texas, Quinta Mazatlan. The History of Quinta Mazatlan Tour is hosted on Fridays. Hear about the tales of the families that built and lived at Quinta Mazatlan for a total of 60 years before the City of McAllen purchased the estate and opened it in 2006 as a mansion with a mission.

Date: Friday

Time: 10:00- 11:00 am

Fee: Included in admission.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Special Holiday Programs: Feathery Fun Foto Friday  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Bring your camera or borrow one from Quinta, and head out on a guided photography walk to find birds and other amazing photo ops in the forest.

Date: Friday, December 29, 2017

Time: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm & 2:00- 3:00 pm

Fee: $3 program fee.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Special Holiday Programs: Feathery Fun Foto Friday  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Bring your camera or borrow one from Quinta, and head out on a guided photography walk to find birds and other amazing photo ops in the forest.

Date: Friday, December 29, 2017

Time: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm & 2:00- 3:00 pm

Fee: $3 program fee.

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

Saturday December 30, 2017
   8:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Songbird Stroll Tour  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

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One can enjoy a Songbird Stroll Tour on Saturdays to experience these creatures in their natural habitat. Guests will see, hear, and be with birds from the valley and beyond. Enjoy a walk through our Tamulipan thorn forest observing and hearing birds with an expert naturalist.

Date: Saturday

Time: 8:30- 10:00 am

Fee: Included in admission.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program at Quinta Mazatlan  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Join other caring community members that contribute back to the earth, on any Wednesday or Saturday morning from 8:30 am to noon. Work outside in the gardens, inside with program preps, or assist at a special event. All ages welcome. Children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Date: Saturdays and Wednesday (year long)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Downtown Harlingen Walking Tour  
    Contact: Cheryl LaBerge   (956) 793-6254   cblaberge@gmail.com
   

Come take a trip back in time on a FREE Downtown Harlingen walking tour!  You'll hear about frontier days, mid-century boom times, and modern Harlingen.  Discover which Jackson Street buildings were the mortuary, the Woolworth's, Piggly Wiggly, and more!  Plus, see several colorful, larger-than-life-size murals.  You should dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, and come prepared to have fun!  Tour departs from J&B's Cafe, 204 E. Jackson, and lasts about 90 minutes.

    Location: J&B's Cafe; 204 E Jackson; Harlingen, TX
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Citizen Science Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

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Every Saturday for an hour, citizens become scientists, in this unique program that helps scientfic researchers collect data. Quinta Mazatlan's Urban Ecologist will instruct you how to measure, collect, or survey for the topic of the week. Research varies from surveying trees, buuterflies, birds, reptiles, insects, and others.

Date: Saturdays

Time: 10:00- 11:00 am

Fee: Included in admission fee.

Note: Large groups should call ahead to allow for proper preparations.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Special Holiday Programs: Survivor Skills Saturday  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Learn to make rope, build a fire and trap animals using survival techniques and nature materials.

Date: Saturday, December 30, 2017

Time: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm& 2:00- 3:00 pm

Fee: $3 program fee.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Special Holiday Programs: Survivor Skills Saturday  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Learn to make rope, build a fire and trap animals using survival techniques and nature materials.

Date: Saturday, December 30, 2017

Time: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm& 2:00- 3:00 pm

Fee: $3 program fee.

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

Tuesday January 9, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Maintain No Gain  
    Contact: Amy Valdez   956-383-1026   amy.valdez@ag.tamu.edu
   

MAINTAIN NO GAIN - Tuesdays, November 14, 28 / December 5, 12, 19, 2017 / January 9, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 410 N. 13th Avenue in Edinburg.   Amy Valdez, Extension Program Specialist, will provide this FREE, six-week support group program based on maintaining your weight and avoiding holiday pounds through tips, tricks, and healthy habits.  To sign up, call 956/383-1026 or email Amy at amy.valdez@ag.tamu.edu

 

Dinner Tonight ESSENTIALS COOKBOOK is now available online for purchasing at price of $29.95!  The Essentials Cookbook is full of over 100+ recipes for healthy living.  It features nine categories to help you create healthy meals - Starters, Salads, 5 Ingredient or Less, One Pot/One Pan meals, Side Vegetables, Kid Friendly, Slow Cooker, Grilling and Desserts.  Visit http://dinnertonight.org/cookbook to order your copy.  Great book for holiday gift-giving.

Please call our office at 956/383-1026 for more information. 

 

    Location: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service; 410 N 13th Ave; Edinburg, TX

Thursday January 11, 2018
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Two on Tap  
    Contact: Cheryl LaBerge   (956) 793-6254   cblaberge@gmail.com
   

Two on Tap  breathes new life into classic song-and-dance with gorgeous vocals, exciting choreography, and unique arrangements!  The charming and talented Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano will transport you to the days when Fred & Ginger and Mickey & Judy filled the screen with undeniable chemistry, effortless harmony, and precision tap dancing.  This high energy show is presented by the nonprofit Harlingen Concert Association.  HCA season tickets (6 shows) are available online at www.HarlingenConcert.com for $60, $70, or $80.  Tickets for individual performances will be $25 at the door (if available).

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

Saturday January 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Scouts Workshop 2017-2018: Boy Scouts-Geology  
    Contact: Debby Almaraz   956-682-0123   dalmaraz@theimasonline.org
   

Explore the world of geology as you learn about rock formations and rock types. Explore the geologic features of our region and the impact of the Rio Grande. Discover the difference between a rock and mineral and identify some of the rocks in our collection. This workshop meets requirements 1-3, and 5.

    Location: International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS); 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Scouts Workshop 2017-2018: Webelos-Earth Rocks  
    Contact: Debby Almaraz   956-682-0123   dalmaraz@theimasonline.org
   

Become a geologist for the day as you learn how to identify rock types. Examine the rocks in our teaching collection and try to determine their type. Learn the difference between rocks and minerals, test minerals for heir hardness and more! This workshop meets requirements 1-5. 

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

Friday January 19, 2018
   7:00 PM Mariachi Aztlan in Concert  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Mariachi Aztlan in Concert

January 19th, 2018 - January 21st, 2018

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

Saturday January 20, 2018
   3:00 PM Mariachi Aztlan in Concert  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Mariachi Aztlan in Concert

January 19th, 2018 - January 21st, 2018

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Sunday January 21, 2018
   3:00 PM Mariachi Aztlan in Concert  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Mariachi Aztlan in Concert

January 19th, 2018 - January 21st, 2018

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Friday January 26, 2018
   7:00 PM The Romantic Cello: Works by Beethoven, Janacek & Rachmaninoff  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

The Romantic Cello: Works by Beethoven, Janacek & Rachmaninoff

January 26th, 2018

The Romantic Cello: Works by Beethoven, Janacek & Rachmaninoff

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

Saturday January 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Scouts Workshop 2017-2018: Cadettes-Comic Book Artist  
    Contact: Debby Almaraz   956-682-0123   dalmaraz@theimasonline.org
   

Discover what it takes to be a comic book artist as you draft your own story. Explore different comic book styles and practice creating images in your favorite style. Learn how to draw descriptive expressions and postures and bring your comic to life with dialogue! This workshop meets steps 1-5. 

    Location: International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS); 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Scouts Workshop 2017-2018: Junior Girl Scouts-Animal Habitats  
    Contact: Debby Almaraz   956-682-0123   dalmaraz@theimasonline.org
   

Learn about the animals that call IMAS home during an animal talk. Test your observation skills as you observe one of our animals. Create your own book featuring animals native to our region during a nature walk through RioScape. Build a bird’s nest and more! This workshop meets steps 1-4.

    Location: International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS); 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes  
    Contact: Cheryl LaBerge   (956) 793-6254   cblaberge@gmail.com
   

Enjoy a nostalgic look at the legendary Hank Williams and his influence on country music in a wonderful performance by Obie Award-winning singer/actor Jason Petty.   “I was transported back in time,” Don Helms, an original Hank Williams band member, said about “Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes.”  Petty brings Williams’ music back to life, paying tribute to artists such as Jimmie Rodgers, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, and The Carter Family.  This show is a must-see for country music fans!  Presented by the nonprofit Harlingen Concert Association.  HCA 2017-2018 season tickets are available online for $60, $70, or $80 (for 6 shows) at www.HarlingenConcert.com.  Tikcets for individual performances will be $25 at the door (if available). 

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

Monday January 29, 2018
   7:00 PM Peter Isaacson, violin Tido Janssen, cello Stacy Kwak, piano  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Peter Isaacson, violin Tido Janssen, cello Stacy Kwak, piano

January 29th, 2018

Peter Isaacson, violin Tido Janssen, cello Stacy Kwak, piano

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    Location: TSC Arts Center; One West University Blvd; Brownsville, TX

Tuesday January 30, 2018
   7:30 PM UTRGV Distinguished Speaker Series presents Diane Guerrero  
    Contact: UTRGV Student Involvement   956-665-7364   
   

Distinguished Speaker Series

The Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) is a signature program under the leadership of Student Activities, that aims to provide the university and surrounding community with world-class speakers and lecturers. DSS hosts public events with priority seating for UTRGV students, faculty, and staff.

The series has brought in notable speakers such as former leader of Russia Mikhail Gorbachev, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, author and civil rights activist the late Dr. Maya Angelou, Emmy award-winning CNN host Larry King, and Grammy/Oscar award-winning R&B artist John Legend.

Get Involved

The DSS Committee is comprised of student leaders, faculty and staff. Student membership consists of seven undergraduate students representing each college and appointed by the Student Government Association.

Interested students should submit their application for eligibility to the Committee and Councils V Link page.

Upcoming Events

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

Tuesday February 6, 2018
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Music Throughout History concert by McAllen Wind Ensemble  
    Contact: Beth Van Epps     webmaster@mcallentownband.org
   
The McAllen Wind Ensemble presents music through the ages. The band will perform music from baroque to contemporary periods. Join us for a blast from the past!

Tickets are available at the McAllen Convention Center Box Office.

For more information call the McAllen Convention Center Box Office at (956) 681-3800.

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

Wednesday February 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM IMAS Young Adventurer Early Childhood Days 2017-2018: My Five Senses  
    Contact: Abigail Alaniz   956-682-0123   dalmaraz@theimasonline.com
   

IMAS Young Adventurer Days are special hands-on programs that help introduce our youngest scientists and artists to basic concepts. Each day features a special themed story time and an engaging hands-on activity.

My Five Senses - Learn about your five senses and how they help you every day! Join us as we read Look, Listen, Touch and Smell by Pamela Nettleton. Create your own sensory collage as we focus on your sense of touch! 

Programs last approximately 30-45 minutes and take place the first Wednesday of every month from September – May.
RATES: IMAS Member: $5/Non-Member $10.
Children must be ages 5 or younger.
Register today!
Call our reservationist at (956) 682-0123, weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.            
Spaces are limited.

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

Friday February 9, 2018
   7:00 PM Brielle Frost, flute  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Brielle Frost, flute

February 9th, 2018

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    Location: TSC Arts Center; One West University Blvd; Brownsville, TX

Saturday February 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Scouts Workshop 2017-2018: Senior Girl Scouts-Textile Artist  
    Contact: Debby Almaraz   956-682-0123   dalmaraz@theimasonline.org
   

Discover the world of textile art as you view textile pieces from different cultures housed in our permanent collection. Lean about the tools and materials used to create embroidered works of art and create your own embellished fabric pieces to take home. This workshop meets steps 1-3, and 5.

    Location: International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS); 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Scouts Workshop 2017-2018: Brownies-Painting  
    Contact: Debby Almaraz   956-682-0123   dalmaraz@theimasonline.org
   

Explore the art of IMAS during a group art gallery tour. Explore the many ways to discuss art and learn about its history. Using your favorite works as inspiration, learn how to create still life paintings using the basic principles of art and design. Use colors reflecting your mood to drive your work! This workshop meets steps 1-4.

    Location: International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS); 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM The Quebe Sisters  
    Contact: Cheryl LaBerge   (956) 793-6254   cblaberge@gmail.com
   

Triple-threat fiddle champions The Quebe Sisters take the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium stage on Saturday, February 10, 2018, performing authentic Western Swing and vintage country music reminiscent of Bob Wills and Riders in the Sky.  Their multi-part, close harmonies and Texas-style fiddle tunes are authentic Americana music, delivered with a cannonball of stage presence.  This lovely and talented trio always gets rave reviews!  Presented by the nonprofit Harlingen Concert Association.  HCA 2017-18 season tickets are available online for $60, $70, or $80 (for 6 shows) at www.HarlingenConcert.com.  Tickets for individual performances will be $25 at the door (if available).

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

Sunday February 11, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Scouts Workshop 2017-2018: Cub Scouts-Motor Away  
    Contact: Debby Almaraz   956-682-0123   dalmaraz@theimasonline.org
   

Become an engineer as you learn about the ways we move! Explore the mechanics of modes of transportations as you create your own airplanes and test out their power. Build a boat to sail on the high seas and craft a car that can move on its own! This workshop meets requirements 1-3. 

    Location: International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS); 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX
   3:00 PM Kenneth Saxon, piano  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Kenneth Saxon, piano

February 11th, 2018

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   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Chamber Music Concert Nights  
    Contact: Sarah Torres   956-616-9668   sarahytcviolin@gmail.com
   

Save the date for the Chamber Music Concert Nights series at McAllen Public Library Auditorium.

Pre-concert chat starts at 6:30 pm followed by the performance at 7:00 pm. 

Free Admission.

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

Thursday February 15, 2018
   6:30 PM Chamber Concert II - Geoffrey Wong and the Terrific Trio  
    Contact: Valley Symphony Orchestra   (956) 661-1615   vivian@valleyorchestra.org
   

Chamber Concert II - Geoffrey Wong and the Terrific Trio 

Geoffrey Wong and the Terrific Trio - Chamber Concert II

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Experience "Sonatine" a captivating work by Maurice Ravel which will captivate you from the very first measure. Written for cello, piano and violin -- Ravel's piece has such a contemporary feeling at its depth, is also concise and radiance, and considered one of Ravel's defining works. Featuring Concertmaster, Geoffrey Wong, violin; Benjamin Ponder, cello and David Steenken, piano. For more details on the artists, biographies or more information on how to purchase a CHAMBER SERIES, go to the HOMEPAGE or call the BOX OFFICE to (956) 661-1615.

    Location: Sky Tower Club; Chase Bank Tower - 17th floor; 200 S 10th St; McAllen, TX

Wednesday February 21, 2018
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Three Redneck Tenors  
    Contact: Cheryl LaBerge   (956) 793-6254   cblaberge@gmail.com
   

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, a new breed in the “tenor genre” comes to Harlingen!  “Three Redneck Tenors” is like Duck Dynasty goes to Carnegie Hall – downhome laughs with big city music by classically-trained artists.  Written by opera-veteran Matthew Lord and arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler, these America’s Got Talent finalists are sure to delight with amazing vocals and a fresh approach.  Presented by the nonprofit Harlingen Concert Association.  HCA 2017-18 season tickets (6 shows) are available online for $60, $70, or $80 at www.HarlingenConcert.com.  Tickets for individual performances will be $25 at the door (if available).

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

Saturday March 3, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Scouts Workshop 2017-2018: Brownies-Senses  
    Contact: Debby Almaraz   956-682-0123   dalmaraz@theimasonline.org
   

Learn about your five senses and how they help you every day with hands-on games and activities! Take part in our mini scavenger hunt, test your sense of smell and hearing abilities with mystery egg games, explore the wonders of your taste buds and more. This workshop meets steps 1-5.

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

Sunday March 4, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Scouts Workshop 2017-2018: Boy Scouts-Environmental Science  
    Contact: Debby Almaraz   956-682-0123   dalmaraz@theimasonline.org
   

Discover the importance of protecting local ecosystems as we learn about about how ecosystems are maintained. Learn about the many ways humans impact local ecosystems with acid rain tests, oil spill experiments and more. This workshop meets requirements 2, 3A-D, 3F, and 4.

    Location: International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS); 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX
   7:00 PM Catherine Compton, soprano & Allan Armstrong, piano  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Catherine Compton, soprano & Allan Armstrong, piano

March 4th, 2018

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Wednesday March 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM IMAS Young Adventurer Early Childhood Days 2017-2018: Jr. Artist  
    Contact: Abigail Alaniz   956-682-0123   dalmaraz@theimasonline.com
   

IMAS Young Adventurer Days are special hands-on programs that help introduce our youngest scientists and artists to basic concepts. Each day features a special themed story time and an engaging hands-on activity.

 Jr. Artist - Discover the world of art and learn about color as we read The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle. Create your own color-mixing chameleon art as you explore different color combinations! 

Programs last approximately 30-45 minutes and take place the first Wednesday of every month from September – May.
RATES: IMAS Member: $5/Non-Member $10.
Children must be ages 5 or younger.
Register today!
Call our reservationist at (956) 682-0123, weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.            
Spaces are limited.

    Location: International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS); 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX
   11:00 AM  -  12:45 PM Homeschool Days: Art Extravaganza  
    Contact: Abigail Alaniz   956-681-2800   dalmaraz@theimasonline.com
   

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month from September 2017 to May 2018!

IMAS Homeschool Days are special hand-on workshops that will take students on an in-depth exploration of art and science concepts and are the perfect complement to our exhibits. These thematic workshops cover grades 1-12 in specialized units.

Art Extravaganza: Learn about the basics of painting as you experiment with watercolor and tempera painting. Discover the techniques artists use when layering paint colors, creating sketches and more. Get inspired as we look at the artworks currently on a view at IMAS!

Workshops last 45 Minutes.
Rates: IMAS Member: $5 | Non-member: $10.
Grade Level Times: Elementary: 11a.m. / Middle School & High School: 12 p.m.
Register today!
Call our reservationist at (956) 682-0123, weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Spaces are limited.

    Location: International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS); 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX
   7:30 PM UTRGV Distinguished Speaker Series presents Damon John  
    Contact: UTRGV Student Involvement   956-665-7364   
   

Distinguished Speaker Series

The Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) is a signature program under the leadership of Student Activities, that aims to provide the university and surrounding community with world-class speakers and lecturers. DSS hosts public events with priority seating for UTRGV students, faculty, and staff.

The series has brought in notable speakers such as former leader of Russia Mikhail Gorbachev, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, author and civil rights activist the late Dr. Maya Angelou, Emmy award-winning CNN host Larry King, and Grammy/Oscar award-winning R&B artist John Legend.

Get Involved

The DSS Committee is comprised of student leaders, faculty and staff. Student membership consists of seven undergraduate students representing each college and appointed by the Student Government Association.

Interested students should submit their application for eligibility to the Committee and Councils V Link page.

Upcoming Events

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

Friday March 9, 2018
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM The Side Street Strutters  
    Contact: Cheryl LaBerge   (956) 793-6254   cblaberge@gmail.com
   

Come celebrate the 100th anniversary of recorded jazz!   On Friday, March 9, 2018, Vinyl Jazz, a Century Celebration, will be presented by The Sidestreet Strutters Jazz Band with vocalist Meloney Collins.  Come enjoy standards like Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Ellington’s Mood Indigo, All or Nothing At All recorded by Frank Sinatra, and more.  This show is a wonderful potpourri of jazz, pop, and R&B songs that have shaped our music landscape.  Presented by the nonprofit Harlingen Concert Association.  HCA 2017-18 season tickets (for 6 shows) are available online for $60, $70, or $80 at www.HarlingenConcert.com.  Tickets for individual performances will be $25 at the door (if available).
 

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

Sunday March 18, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Chamber Music Concert Nights  
    Contact: Sarah Torres   956-616-9668   sarahytcviolin@gmail.com
   

Save the date for the Chamber Music Concert Nights series at McAllen Public Library Auditorium.

Pre-concert chat starts at 6:30 pm followed by the performance at 7:00 pm. 

Free Admission.

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

Monday March 19, 2018
   7:00 PM Krista Jobson, flute  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Krista Jobson, flute

March 19th, 2018

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

Wednesday March 21, 2018
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Celebration of Music concert by McAllen Wind Ensemble  
    Contact: Beth Van Epps     webmaster@mcallentownband.org
   
The McAllen Wind Ensemble performs their favorite selections. Join us for our final concert of the year!

Tickets are available at the McAllen Convention Center Box Office.

For more information call the McAllen Convention Center Box Office at (956) 681-3800.

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

Thursday March 22, 2018
   3:00 PM Tido Janssen, cello & Stacy Kwak, piano  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Tido Janssen, cello & Stacy Kwak, piano

October 22nd, 2017

Tido Janssen, cello & Stacy Kwak, piano

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Celebrating 25 years of performing together, Stacy Kwak and Tido Janssen present music from old classics to a recent work by Johannes Brahms, Sergei Prokofiev, and Kevin Puts.

    Location: TSC Arts Center; One West University Blvd; Brownsville, TX

Monday March 26, 2018
   7:00 PM Joe W. Moore III, percussion  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Joe W. Moore III, percussion

March 26th, 2018

Joe W. Moore III, percussionTICKETS

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    Location: TSC Arts Center; One West University Blvd; Brownsville, TX

Tuesday March 27, 2018
   7:00 PM Faculty Trio Recital: Joel Pagan, Jonathan Guist, & Juan Andrade  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Faculty Trio Recital: Joel Pagan, Jonathan Guist, & Juan Andrade

March 27th, 2018

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    Location: TSC Arts Center; One West University Blvd; Brownsville, TX

Wednesday March 28, 2018
   7:00 PM Rio Grande Valley Trombone Trio  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Rio Grande Valley Trombone Trio

March 28th, 2018

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    Location: TSC Arts Center; One West University Blvd; Brownsville, TX

Wednesday April 4, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM IMAS Young Adventurer Early Childhood Days 2017-2018: Build a Boat!  
    Contact: Abigail Alaniz   956-682-0123   dalmaraz@theimasonline.com
   

IMAS Young Adventurer Days are special hands-on programs that help introduce our youngest scientists and artists to basic concepts. Each day features a special themed story time and an engaging hands-on activity.

Build a Boat! - Why does a boat float? Why may it sink? Join us as we read The Little Boat by Kathy Henderson. Test out materials that sink and float as you build your own boat and test it on the high seas! 

Programs last approximately 30-45 minutes and take place the first Wednesday of every month from September – May.
RATES: IMAS Member: $5/Non-Member $10.
Children must be ages 5 or younger.
Register today!
Call our reservationist at (956) 682-0123, weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.            
Spaces are limited.

 

    Location: International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS); 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX
   11:00 AM  -  12:45 PM Homeschool Days: Extreme Weather  
    Contact: Abigail Alaniz   956-681-2800   dalmaraz@theimasonline.com
   

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month from September 2017 to May 2018!

IMAS Homeschool Days are special hand-on workshops that will take students on an in-depth exploration of art and science concepts and are the perfect complement to our exhibits. These thematic workshops cover grades 1-12 in specialized units.

Extreme Weather: Become a meteorologist as you learn about extreme weather. Join us for a brief show in our Science on a Sphere exhibit. Build a structure on our earthquake table, create a tornado in a bottle and more!

Workshops last 45 Minutes.
Rates: IMAS Member: $5 | Non-member: $10.
Grade Level Times: Elementary: 11a.m. / Middle School & High School: 12 p.m.
Register today!
Call our reservationist at (956) 682-0123, weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Spaces are limited.

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

Friday April 13, 2018
   7:00 PM Latin American Piano Music Festival  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Latin American Piano Music Festival

April 13th, 2018

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    Location: TSC Arts Center; One West University Blvd; Brownsville, TX

Friday April 20, 2018 -  Saturday April 21, 2018
   7:00 PM Guitar Festival  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Guitar Festival

April 20th, 2018 - April 21st, 2018

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

Monday April 23, 2018
   7:00 PM Scott Roeder, tuba  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   
 
 

Scott Roeder, tuba

April 23rd, 2018

Scott Roeder, tubaTICKETS

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Dr. Roeder will present a tuba centered chamber music concert as he performs with friends and colleagues from UTRGV. This performance will feature some of the most well known brass chamber music in the repertoire.

FREE and Open to the Public.

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

Wednesday May 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM IMAS Young Adventurer Early Childhood Days 2017-2018: Robot Inventor  
    Contact: Abigail Alaniz   956-682-0123   dalmaraz@theimasonline.com
   

IMAS Young Adventurer Days are special hands-on programs that help introduce our youngest scientists and artists to basic concepts. Each day features a special themed story time and an engaging hands-on activity.

Robot Inventor - Explore the dazzling world of robotics as we read The Robot Book by Heather Brown. Get creative and become an inventor as you create your own robot using simple shapes! 

Programs last approximately 30-45 minutes and take place the first Wednesday of every month from September – May.
RATES: IMAS Member: $5/Non-Member $10.
Children must be ages 5 or younger.
Register today!
Call our reservationist at (956) 682-0123, weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.            
Spaces are limited.

    Location: International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS); 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX
   11:00 AM  -  12:45 PM Homeschool Days: Robot Designer  
    Contact: Abigail Alaniz   956-681-2800   dalmaraz@theimasonline.com
   

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month from September 2017 to May 2018!

IMAS Homeschool Days are special hand-on workshops that will take students on an in-depth exploration of art and science concepts and are the perfect complement to our exhibits. These thematic workshops cover grades 1-12 in specialized units.

Robot Designer: Dive into the world of robotics as you learn about the basic elements of robot engineering. Build a robot arm using found materials, drive one of our EV3 robots and learn more about programming language.

Workshops last 45 Minutes.
Rates: IMAS Member: $5 | Non-member: $10.
Grade Level Times: Elementary: 11a.m. / Middle School & High School: 12 p.m.
Register today!
Call our reservationist at (956) 682-0123, weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Spaces are limited.

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

Sunday May 6, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Chamber Music Concert Nights  
    Contact: Sarah Torres   956-616-9668   sarahytcviolin@gmail.com
   

Save the date for the Chamber Music Concert Nights series at McAllen Public Library Auditorium.

Pre-concert chat starts at 6:30 pm followed by the performance at 7:00 pm. 

Free Admission.

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

Sunday June 10, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Chamber Music Concert Nights  
    Contact: Sarah Torres   956-616-9668   sarahytcviolin@gmail.com
   

Save the date for the Chamber Music Concert Nights series at McAllen Public Library Auditorium.

Pre-concert chat starts at 6:30 pm followed by the performance at 7:00 pm. 

Free Admission.

    Location: McAllen Public Library; 23rd & Nolana; 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

Thursday November 8, 2018
   7:00 PM Sean Chen, piano  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Sean Chen, piano

November 8th, 2017

Sean Chen, piano

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American award winning pianist Sean Chen has earned accolades for “alluring, colorfully shaded renditions” (New York Times) and “genuinely sensitive” (LA Times) playing.

    Location: TSC Arts Center; One West University Blvd; Brownsville, TX

Friday November 9, 2018
   7:00 PM Student Chamber Ensembles  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Student Chamber Ensembles

November 9th, 2017

Student Chamber Ensembles

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The Student Chamber Ensemble recital on November 9 will feature the UTRGV Flute Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Brielle Frost, and the UTRGV Clarinet Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Guist. The Flute Ensemble will be performing three short, lively, and entertaining works: La Esgrimadora by Christopher Caliendo, Flute Fiesta by Phyllis Avidan Louke, and Bolero by David Marlatt. The Clarinet Ensemble will feature student soloists Kornel Juhasz and Tiffany Nerio accompanied by the ensemble in a performance of Amilcare Ponchielli’s showpiece for two clarinets, Il Convegno. The Clarinet Ensemble will also perform contemporary works by Theresa Martin and Peter Schickele and will close with a transcription of the finale to the Fourth Symphony of Felix Mendelssohn.

    Location: TSC Arts Center; One West University Blvd; Brownsville, TX

Tuesday November 13, 2018
   7:00 PM Harpsichord Festival  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Harpsichord Festival

November 13th, 2017

Harpsichord Festival

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Join students, faculty, and guest artists from the Piano Area on Tuesday, November 7th in Edinburg and Monday, November 13th in Brownsville for two concerts of early music performed on the School of Music’s very own harpsichord. Featuring works by Bach, Scarlatti, and others, this concert offers a unique glimpse into the true sound and character of Baroque and Renaissance music.

    Location: TSC Arts Center; One West University Blvd; Brownsville, TX

Thursday November 15, 2018
   7:00 PM Wind Symphony  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Wind Symphony

November 15th, 2017

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    Location: TSC Arts Center; One West University Blvd; Brownsville, TX
   7:00 PM Wind Symphony  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Wind Symphony

November 15th, 2017

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    Location: TSC Arts Center; One West University Blvd; Brownsville, 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

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