UTRGV invites community to participate in folklórico event this weekend

For the first time, Ballet Folklórico de la Universidad Veracruzana will be performing at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Edinburg and Brownsville...

The Best of Times: Rock group STYX returns to RGV

Even after releasing 16 studio albums since 1972, James Young “JY,” vocalist and lead guitarist of American rock band STYX, is still astounded by...

FRIO! McAllen to open Wednesday, run through Jan. 6 at convention center

For the first time, starting Wednesday, the McAllen Convention Center will be hosting the closest thing the city will experience this season to a...

‘Wild Texas Carnivores’ tonight at Quinta Mazatlán

Texas boasts some of the most diverse habitat in the United States. Quinta Mazatlán will host John Tomecek as, guest speaker for Nights at the Mansion...

Promoting memoir, Cristela Alonzo brings ‘My Affordable Care Act’ tour to McAllen

If you plan on attending Cristela Alonzo’s show Friday, do not shout “PSJA Bears” at her. “When I did that show, I had so many people that I went to school with that probably were never friends of mine, but suddenly were friends, and throughout the show, they kept yelling, ‘PSJA! PSJA,’” Alonzo said, laughing as she recalled the last time she performed in McAllen. “They kept yelling, ‘Bears!’ And I’m like, ‘Yes, I know. We went there.’ “It actually took me this long to go back because I’m like, ‘Oh man, let’s hope that doesn’t happen again.’” Read the full story at themonitor.com.

‘We are all dreamers’: Hope, community engagement focus of TEDxMcAllen event on Tuesday

The theme of this year’s TEDxMcAllen event came from a Post-it Note that read “dreamers.” During a meeting months ago with some TEDxMcAllen organizers and a variety of community leaders, Marcos Silva, the curator of the event, said that they were asked to write down the words that came to mind when they thought about the Valley. One answer stood out. “We were organizing all the responses into themes, and the one Post-it said ‘dreamers,’” Silva said. “And it hit us that every section we were organizing had somehow been, or is connected to a dreamer. “We realized that in one way or another, we are all dreamers.” Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Movie starring Milano, De La Fuente to begin filming locally

Principle photography will begin Monday on the production of the family film “Gift of an Angel.” The majority of production will take place in McAllen...

Dia de los Muertos Events

WEEKEND ‘TIL DEATH — CEREMONIES OF LOVE Weddings, vow renewals, commitment and engagement ceremonies will be performed with macabre-themed decorations, music and wording. WHEN Through Sunday WHERE Call...

Festiva Events Calendar: Weekend of Nov. 1

Have a look at our list of events to find something fun to do this weekend. WEEKEND ‘PETER AND THE STARCATCHER’ The musical will be performed by...

Your Photos: Halloween 2019

It seems the ghosts and ghouls came out to play, this year! Want to see your photos added here? Send them via email to awratten@themonitor.com.