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November 4, 2020 - Events Calendar

If you have an event coming up, please submit to news@wintertexantimes.com. Please include contact information, social distancing requirements and any additional information that would be helpful to the community.

Now through November 9

Through November 9, McAllen International Airport is hosting “Somos” and “Dia de Muertos” exhibits. With a partnership with the Consulate of Mexico, the “Somos” exhibit is a collection of 18 photographs that depict places, traditions, people, historic landmarks, and Mexico’s rich culture. The photos are by Mexican artist Mauricia Silerio. Additionally, the Dia de Muertos Altar exhibit, a featured installation from the Mexican Consulate honoring passed loved ones, will also be on display. The display will be located in the McAllen International Airport Lobby. The airport is located at 2500 Bicentennial Blvd.

Now through November 14

Visit the Sticks and Bones Trail at Quinta Mazatlan, an outdoor educational exhibit through the woods, open through November 14. Visitors will learn through signage, fun outdoor exhibits, and a scavenger hunt sheet. Remember your small gift bag upon completing the hunt and remember to dress for the season and laugh outdoors.

The Sticks and Bones Trail is up through November 14 during park hours, Tuesday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday nights until 7:30 p.m. Follow Quinta Mazatlán on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @QuintaMazatlan to learn more about programs and our natural and cultural heritage in the Rio Grande Valley. For more information, please call (956) 681-3370 and thank you for keeping our community safe by following health and well-being practices in the park.

Now through November 28

Artville, the Brownsville Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art and The City of Brownsville have partnered to create Calle Calaveras – A community wide event recognizing Dia De Los Muertos on the Texas/Mexico Border. Calle Calaveras is an artistic and cultural celebration of life, family, and the community, incorporating Brownsville’s Latin roots, all while staying COVID-19 safe. They have partnered with local artists to showcase the unique culture in an indoor and outdoor exhibit at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art and Linear Park that will run through November 28. Various virtual and socially distanced events will be a part of Calle Calaveras, including a showcase led by Costumes of the Americas and more. The museum is located at 660 E. Ringgold St. More information can be found on the museum’s Facebook page.

November 6

As part of UTRGV’s virtual concert series, a String Soiree with Diana Seitz and Joel Pagan will premiere on Friday, November 6 at 7 p.m. on YouTube. Enjoy works by Bach, Mozart, Hoffmiester, Halvorsen, Sibelius and Aguiar.

November 7

The City of Mission is honoring local military heroes with a Veterans’ Appreciation BBQ Saturday, Nov. 7. The drive-thru event at Mission Event Center will feature a chicken plate with all the trimmings, while supplies last. After the barbecue, community members can enjoy a Veterans Car Show from 3-8 p.m. outside the CEED building, courtesy of the 5 x 5 Brewing Company. There will be plenty of family-friendly entertainment including live local music and a food truck court. Masks and social distancing will be enforced.

To cap off the tribute, the inaugural City of Mission Veterans Virtual 5K will be held, with a Veterans Day themed run that is perfect for the whole family. The fun includes great swag including a bib, shirt and custom medal, along with online results for the running community. The registration deadline for a guaranteed t-shirt is Friday October 23. Register online at www.missiontexas.us.

November 7 and 8

Fiesta de Palmas, presented by Reliant, will be celebrated this weekend, Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8, at Oval Park at the McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Boulevard. The event will feature social distanced, drive-through, curbside and virtual activities.

The fun starts at 12 p.m. each day with a drive-through food truck festival, ending at 9 p.m. There is no cost to drive-through – just the cost of food – but attendees must stay in their vehicles. Once food is selected and ordered, it will be delivered by a person wearing personal protective equipment. The on-site festivities kick-off on Saturday at 2 p.m. and continuing through 9 p.m. Prices and more information can be found in the full story on Page 2.

November 11

The City of Edinburg Library and Cultural Arts will be hosting a Veterans Day virtual Parade. They will be celebrating their hometown heroes during the event. You can tune into the virtual event on Facebook Live (facebook.com/CityOfEdinburgGovernment) and Spectrum 1300 on November 11 at 10 a.m. If you are part of the Edinburg community, you are invited to send in a picture of Veterans or Active Military who were originally from Edinburg, lived in or currently live in Edinburg for inclusion in the virtual parade. They are also accepting family groups, Veterans groups, organizations and business video submissions. To read more and fill out a registration form, visit edinburgarts.com/veteransparade, or email arts@cityofedinburg.com. All items will also be accepted in person at the Dustin M. Sekula Memorial Library.

November 20

As part of their fall concert series, the Valley Symphony Orchestra presents Melody and Rhythm, featuring the VSO Woodwinds and Percussion. The event premieres on Facebook November 20 at 7 p.m. Broadcast on KRGV – Channel 5 November 22 at 11 a.m.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. To learn more, join the VSO’s mailing list at valleyorchestra.org or call the VSO at (956) 661-1615.

December 20

As part of their fall concert series, the Valley Symphony Orchestra presents A Touch of Frost, featuring the VSO Holiday Brass and Harp. The concert premieres on Facebook December 18 at 7 p.m. Broadcast on KRGV – Channel 5 December 20 at 11 a.m.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. To learn more, join the VSO’s mailing list at valleyorchestra.org or call the VSO at (956) 661-1615.