Saturday, November 17, 2018
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Oct. 24 –Join the staff at Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center at 6 p.m. to hear a presentation from butterfly expert Javier De Leon. De Leon, assistant park superintendent at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State park, is a certified Texas Master Naturalist. Quinta Mazatlan is located at 600 Sunset in McAllen. For more information, call 956-681-3370.

Oct. 24 -- Valley Symphony Orchestra will feature Dr. Yu Chi Tai, pianist in Concert II at 8 p.m. at the Edinburg Conference Center, 118 Paseo del Prado Drive.

Oct. 24 – The McAllen Rotary Club will present its annual Oktoberfest celebration from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Las Palmas Race Park in Mission. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Call (866) 458-7237 for information.

Oct. 24 – Quinta Mazatlan presents “Autumn Arrival of Mariposas” by Carol Goolsby at 7 p.m., admission $2 for adults and $1 for seniors.

Oct. 24- 26 – University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, presents Diner of the Dead, Albert L Jeffers Theater, Thurs. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m. Admission $5. Call (956) 665-3581 for information.

Oct. 25 – Brownsville Heritage Museum, 1325 E. presents Historical Happy Hour 5 p.m. Free Call (956) 541-5560 for information.

Oct. 25-27 – South Texas Horror Convention will be held at McAllen Convention Center Friday, 2 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Oct. 26 – Jackson Square will present its 1st annual Dia de los Muertos & Halloween masquerade ball. Call (956) 412-3663 for information.

Oct. 26 -- Valley Nature Center, 301 South Border Avenue, Weslaco presents 2nd annual SPOOKtacular Haunted Trail, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. $5 admission.

Oct. 26 – Mission Historical Museum will hold its celebration of Dia de los Muertos from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Oct. 26 – Port Isabel Ghost Tours will leave from the Port Isabel Light house, at 8 p.m. Admission is $10.

Oct. 26 – “Murder, Mayhem and Scandal Tour,” Brownsville Heritage Complex, 1325 E. Washington, Brownsville, 8 & 9 p.m. walking tour. Call (956) 541-5560 for information. Pre-registration recommended. $10.

Oct. 26 – South Texas College presents Amistades Concert Series, featuring Grupo Folklorico Ozomatli, Palmview High School; Grupo Folklorico Hidalgo, Hidalgo High School; and Grupo Folklorico Quetzal, Irene Garcia Middle School; Edinburg City Auditorium 415 W. University Drive. 7 p.m. Call (956) 872-2070 for information.

Oct. 26 – The Upper Valley Art League is hosting “Auction for Scholarships” beginning at 7 p.m. in the gallery at 921. E. 12th Street, Mission. Several art pieces by Juan Saenz will be auctioned to raise scholarships to be used by students attending UTPA and STC. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend. Call 956-583-2787 for more information.

Oct. 27 -- South Texas Youth Symphony will hold their annual Halloween Concert, at 4 p.m. at Edinburg City Auditorium.

Oct. 28 – Magic Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, a women’s barbershop singing group, rehearsals, 7 p.m., St. Mark United Methodist Church, 301 W. Pecan, McAllen. Interested women invited to join. Information: Janet at 571-8660 or Shirley at 802-9633; email to janetmomdoyle@aol.com.

Oct. 30 – “Shades of Haunted History Walking Tour: Fort Brown,” Brownsville Heritage Museum 7 p.m. Pre-registration recommended. Call (956) 541-5560, 7 p.m.

Oct. 30 – Upper Valley Art League hosts open painting for members, any medium, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 921 E. 12th St., Mission. Annual dues, $30. Call 583-2787 for info or to join.

Oct. 30-31 – Boo at the Zoo, Gladys Porter Zoo, Brownsville, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Features carnival attractions, treat stations and a spectacular haunted house. Admission is $3.50. Call (956) 546-7187 for information.

November

Nov. 1 – Brownsville’s Costumes of the Americas Museum, 501 Ringgold Street, presents Common Threads Exhibit. $2.

Nov. 1 – McAllen’s First Friday Artwalk, Main Street Art District, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Free.

Nov. 1 – Museums of Port Isabel will host a Day of the Dead Celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Nov. 2 – Blues on the Hill, 1325 S. 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, 7 p.m. Free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. No outside food or beverages. Call (956) 216-5951 for information.

Nov. 1-3 – Gladys Porter Zoo, 500 Ringgold Street, Brownsville, will sponsor Mid-Valley Appreciation Day, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Adults $4 with proof of residency.

Nov. 1-3 – Camille Lightner Playhouse, 500 E. Ringgold Street, Brownsville, will present “God of Carnage (A comedy of manners…without the manners)” Nov. 1-3 at 8 p.m. Admission. Call (956) 548-8900 for information.

Nov. 2 – Cameron County Historical Commission’s 3rd annual Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee’s Fall Symposium & Reenactment Featuring Steven Townsend, Ph. D., author of “The Yankee Invasion of Texas,” 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Dancy Building, 1100 E. Monroe Street, Brownsville. Free admission.

Nov. 2 – Jackson Street Market Days, downtown Harlingen, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nov. 2 – Holiday Market Days -Tip of Texas Family Outreach Galaxy Bowling Banquet Room, 3451 Pablo Kisel Blvd., Brownsville 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission free.

Nov. 2 – Museum of South Texas History in Edinburg will hold a Dia de los Muertos celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call (956)-383-6911.

Nov. 2 -- Dia de los Muertos celebration, 1150 Market Square, Brownsville, 6 p.m. Call (956) 541-5560.

Nov. 2-5 – Texas Butterfly Festival will be held at National Butterfly Center, 3333 Butterfly Park Dr., Mission. Call (956) 583-5400 for information.

Nov. 3 – World Championship Shrimp Cook-off, sponsored by Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Las Palmas Shopping Center on Highway 100. Admission. Call (956) 943-2262 for information. Amateurs and professional compete to see who makes the best shrimp. 11a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nov. 4-6 – Focus on Diversity Conference will be held at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Avenue, McAllen. Call (956) 682-2871 for information.

Nov. 6-10 – Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival will be headquartered out of Harlingen Municipal Auditorium, 1204 Fair Park Blvd. Call (956) 216-5991 for information.