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Oct. 30-31: The 29th annual Boo at the Zoo will be held at the Gladys Porter Zoo from 6 - 9 p.m. Tickets are $3.50 for non-members. Admission is free for zoo members. The zoo is located at 500 Ringgold St., Brownsville. Call 956-546-7187 for more info.

Nov. 1-5: The PSJA Southwest Theatre presents Willy Wonka by Robert Dahl at the school, located 300 E. Rancho Blanco Road in Pharr. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1, 2, 3 and 5 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 3 and 4. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children and can be purchased at the door. For more information call (956) 354-2480.

Nov. 2: Quinta Mazatlan History Tour will be held at 10 a.m. at Quinta Mazatlan, located at 600 Sunset Dr. in McAllen. Tour one of the largest adobe homes in state and hear the stories of the colorful families who lived there before the City of McAllen opened it. For more information call (956) 681-7730.

Nov. 2: The McAllen Society for the Performing Arts 2018-19 program McAllen Live! presents Stephen Stills & Judy Collins: Live in Concert at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. For general information, pricing and special membership features, go to LiveinMcAllenClub.com. For questions, contact the ticket hotline at 888-200-4035, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nov. 2: The Russian String Orchestra performs Friday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. at the TSC Arts Center in Brownsville. Founded in 1991, the orchestra, comprised of some of Russia’s finest young string players, it is led under the baton of its founder and music director Misha Rachlevsky. For questions, call 956-882-7025. General admission tickets are $10 and $5 for seniors and students. For tickets, go to siteline.vendini.com/site/patron.utrgv.edu/.

Nov. 3: The City of Harlingen and Harlingen CVB will hold its annual Harlingen Fall Festival from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday at 1217 Fair Park Blvd. in Harlingen. There will live music, food and business vendors, animal exhibits, carnival rides, pumpkin patch, and so much more! The Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce will host a beer garden and there will be live music as well. For more information call Janie at (956) 622-5053.

Nov. 3-6: The Texas Butterfly Festival will be held at the National Butterfly Center, located at 3333 Butterfly Park in Mission. Field trips require event registration fees. The free Community Day event will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For info call 956-583-5400.

Nov. 6: The UTRGV Brass and Woodwinds ensemble will present Jonathan Guist on the clarinet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Texas Southmost College Arts Center, located at 90 Taylor Ave. in Brownsville. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors and can be purchased at www.tickets.vendini.com.

Nov. 7-11 – The 25th Annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival in Harlingen will be a five-day event, offering 120 field trips for birding enthusiasts, keynotes and presentations, a large trade show, free family activities, silent auction and Texas-friendly socials. There will be a pre-trip to Laredo and post trip to El Cielo Biosphere Reserve. For more information, go to rgvbf.org or call 956-423-5565.

Nov. 9-10: Mariachi Aztlan will hold two concerts at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, located at 1201 W. University Dr., in Edinburg. The Friday performance begins at 7 p.m., the Saturday show starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors and students and can be purchased at www.tickets.vendini.com.

Nov. 10: Singer Marc Anthony returns to the Rio Grande Valley for a performance at 8 p.m. at Bert Ogden Arena, 4900 S. I-69, Edinburg. Tickets are available at bertogdenarena.com and at the H-E-B Park box office. Call 956-562-7362 for information.

Nov. 10: The Sunset Live concert begins at 6 p.m. at the Oval Park outside of the McAllen Convention Center. Featuring regional and national bands ranging in style from Indie to Blues playing on one stage it includes outdoor activities, food trucks, beverages and local artisans. For more information on the full line-up and concert series, visit mcallenconventioncenter.net.

Nov. 10-11: Harlingen Community Theatre presents “Forever Plaid: The Heavenly Musical Hit on Saturday and Sunday at the Theater, located at 1209 Fair Park Blvd., Harlingen. When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, 1950s nostalgia trip. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students (under 18). Box office hours are listed at www.harlingencommunitytheatre.org. For more information call (956) 412-7529.

Nov. 11: Remember those who have served their country at the Veterans Day March & Ceremony in San Benito. The March of Veterans begins at 8:50 a.m. when veterans and surviving family members are invited to march down Sam Houston Street with a police escort to the San Benito Veterans War Memorial site at the railroad tracks and Rowson Street. For more information, call Victor Garza at 956-399-7464.

Nov. 13: The McAllen Wind Ensemble will kick off its 2018-19 concert season at 7 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center, located at 799 Convention Center Blvd. The theme for the first of its four concerts is “America Loves the Movies”, featuring favorite movie soundtracks. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased at the McAllen Convention Center Box Office, from ticketmaster.com, at the door or through an order form online at mcallentownband.org/tickets.

Nov. 14: The UTRGV Jazz Combo will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, located at 1201 W. University Dr., in Edinburg. Tickets are $5 for general admission and can be purchased at www.tickets.vedini.com

Nov. 14-18: Neil Simon’s classic play “Barefoot in the Park” will be performed at the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre in 2018 and again in 2019. This UTRGV Mainstage production is directed by Trey Mikolasky. Show times on all dates are 7:30, except for Sundays, which will be 2 p.m. matinees. The box office opens one hour prior to each performance. General admission is $15. For more information or special accommodations, call 956-665-3581 or visit UTRGV.edu/theatre.

Nov. 16: The McAllen Society for the Performing Arts program Broadway in McAllen presents “The Sound of Music” at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. For general information, pricing and special membership features, go to LiveinMcAllenClub.com. For questions, contact the ticket hotline at 888-200-4035, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nov. 18: The Boggus Ford Events Center in Pharr, located at 300 Cage Blvd., will present Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience starting at 6 p.m. Bonham is the former drummer for the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Led Zeppelin and brings with him music from the band and more. Tickets start at $32 and can be purchased at the box office or ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

Nov. 28-Dec. 20: The Pharr Community Theater, located at 213 Newcombe Ave. in Pharr, will present a “Tejano Christmas Carol, an annual performance that has been localized from the Charles Dickens Classic. Advanced ticket sales and more information will be announced soon. For more information call (956) 600-9463.

Nov. 29-Dec. 1, Dec. 6, 8: Robert Vela HS presents Chicago the Musical at the high school located at 801 E. Canton Rd., Edinburg. General admission is $10; Seniors $5. Showtimes vary. Call 956-289-2650 for complete schedule and tickets.