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March 2-4: The Harlingen Community Theatre brings Meredith Willson’s The Music Man to the stage for six performances. Directed by T.J. Farver and Mike Ensign, show times are 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students under age 18. Tickets are sold one hour before show time, and seating begins 30 minutes prior to the curtain time. The theater is located at 1209 Fair Park Blvd. Call 956-412-7529 for information or email playhousefairpark97@gmail.com.

March 2-4: The 2018 spring season for the UTRGV Department of Theatre opens with the musical, “In the Heights,” with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), and book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Performances are March 2 and March 3 at 7:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. on March 4. School matinees will again be available for this production. Performances are held in the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre and the Studio Theatre in the Edinburg Liberal Arts Building South (ELABS) at the corner of University Drive and Sugar Road. For subscription information or tickets, school matinees, groups and special accommodations, contact Elva Galvan, University Productions Box Office, at 956-665-3581, or email her at elva.galvan@utrgv.edu.

March 2: Concert V of the Valley Symphony Orchestra brings the re-emergence of Broadway classics and the return of guest pianist Asiya Korepanova performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. The concert, Spectacular Broadway and Much More, is set for 8 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. Single tickets for all concerts are currently on sale and range in price: orchestra, $58; front of the house, $48; and back of the house, $38. For tickets, visit valleyorchestra.org or stop by the McAllen Performing Arts Center box office weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

March 2-4: La Joya High School’s Mariachi Los Coyotes y Grupo Folklórico Tabasco will present their Spring 2018 concert “Orgullo y Tradición” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4. Performances will be held at the Alejandro “Alex” H. Saenz Performing Arts Center, located at 604 Coyote Dr. in La Joya. Tickets can be purchased Schoo at the Fine Arts Office, next to the Alejandro “Alex” H. Saenz Performing Arts Center at La Joya High l, 604 Coyote Drive, in La Joya,. Tickets are sold Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. General admission is $8. For information, call 956-323-2895.

March 3: The UTRGV Geology Club presents “Geology Rocks!” at the Edinburg World Birding Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Club members will guide visitors in exploring the various components that form the earth with rock and mineral samples ranging from salts to meteorites. The EWBC is located at 714 S. Raul Longoria Rd. in Edinburg. Call 956-381-9922 for information.

March 3, 10: In a three-session workshop, learn how to make a short comic strip using programs with Photoshop, InDesign or other digital programs with instructor Francisco Rodriguez. Classes run from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost to UVAL members is $40 and $50 for nonmembers. Participants should bring a laptop computer with Photoshop or another digital drawing program. Classes will be held at the UVAL gallery in the Kika de la Garza Fine Arts Center, 912 E. 12th St. in Mission. For more information, call 956-583-2787.

March 8: The Valley Symphony Orchestra presents “The Art of Harp Symphony Gala” from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the McAllen Convention Center Ballroom, 700 Convention Center Blvd. The cocktail attire fundraiser offers complimentary champagne and wine throughout the evening, dinner and award presentation. Guest harpist Iraida Poberezhnaya and her husband, pianist Ildar Khannanov, will perform. To become a sponsor or to purchase tickets ($175 per person), visit valleyorchestra.org or call Vivian Vargas at 956-661-1615.

March 8: The Ballet Folklórico UTRGV presents the final performance of Alegría 2018 at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex on the Edinburg campus at 7:30 p.m. in the Brownsville TSC Arts Center. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for seniors and students; and $5 for children. For advance ticket information, visit utrgv.link/alegria or call the Dance Program office at 956-665-2230. Tickets will be available at the PAC Box Office one hour prior to the event.

March 6, 13: The Upper Valley Art League (UVAL) hosts the Rio Grande Valley Woodcarver member Brenda Lodermeier teaching pyrography (wood burning). All materials will be provided. The fee for each workshop is $25 per session for UVAL members and $35 for nonmembers. Payment is due at sign up. To register, to become a UVAL member, or for more information, call the UVAL gallery at 956-583-2787. UVAL is located in the Kika de la Garza Fine Arts Center, 921 E. 12th St. in Mission.

March 16: The Edinburg Arts Foundation presents the Fifth Annual Artrageious Art Show at the Edinburg Conference Center, 118 Paseo Del Prado. A special showing and reception will be held on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person. Call Ramon Vela at 956-607-9048 for information. On Saturday, the show is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

March 17: The next “Wine and Masterpiece” workshop, led by Joyce Capen, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Upper Valley Art League annex. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Class size is limited to 15. Art supplies will be furnished, but students should bring their own beverage and snack. Classes must be paid at the time of registration. Register at the UVAL gallery at 921 E. 12th St. in Mission. Call 956-583-2787 for information.

March 17: Head to Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center for the Monarch Festival to celebrate the annual arrival of Monarch butterflies with crafts, nature presentations, butterfly garden, information, music, art, food and more. It runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Children age 2 and under get in free. Quinta Mazatlan is located at 600 Sunset in McAllen. Call 956-681-3370 for information.

March 20: The Upper Valley Art League hosts Fred and Elaine Stenman presenting workshops in “Introduction to Low Relief Carving” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each date. Cost for each workshop is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. All materials will be provided. Classes will be held at the UVAL annex in the Kika de la Garza Fine Arts Center, 912 E. 12th St. in Mission. For more information, call 956-583-2787.

March 24-25: Based on a true story, the Harlingen Community Theatre presents Always...Patsy Cline. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students under age 18. Tickets are sold one hour before show time, and seating begins 30 minutes prior to the curtain time. The theater is located at 1209 Fair Park Blvd. Call 956-412-7529 for information or email playhousefairpark97@gmail.com.

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