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Upcoming Events in South Texas Plains

San Antonio

Meet Bear 399

Jan. 27

Briscoe Western Arts Museum, 210 W. Market St.

Join in as Todd Wilkinson, author of "Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek: An Intimate Portrait of 399, the Most Famous Bear of Greater Yellowstone," talks about the most famous bear in the world, Bear 399. He'll also discuss the most iconic wildlife ecosystem in the United States, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

briscoemuseum.org/bear-399

DreamWeek: Art in the Wild and Write in the Wild

Jan. 29

Briscoe Western Arts Museum, 210 W. Market St.

San Antonio Poet Laureate Andrea Vocab Sanderson communes with nature and works with clay sculpting, sketch drawing, or watercolor painting. After a short break, guest are immersed in the exhibit "Thomas D. Mangelsen: A Life In The Wild" for the last day of the show. After presenting an original work of poetry inspired by these images, Vocab invites guests to choose an animal for their own poetic inspiration.

briscoemuseum.org/dreamweek

"The Hero Twins: Blood Race"

Feb. 4-March 5

Magik Theatre, 420 S. Alamo St.

An invented mythology inspired by classic Mayan narratives, "The Hero Twins: Blood Race" is an action-filled adventure that is also an allegory about inequality, justice, and liberation. Who will win the Blood Race, an ancient competition between two tribes that takes place in the underworld? The winner rules the capital city and all the people who labor for it, while the loser remains trapped forever in the underworld. Cricket has trained for his entire life with his twin sister, Moth, and he is favored to be the first of their tribe to win the Blood Race.

magiktheatre.org/the-hero-twins

Edinburg

Museum of South Texas History Heritage & History Day

Feb. 11

Museum of South Texas History, 200 N. Closner Blvd.

The Museum of South Texas History presents Heritage and History Days 2023, a celebration of the heritage and history of South Texas and northeastern Mexico.

mosthistory.org/events

San Antonio

Camerata San Antonio String Quartet

Jan. 18-19

Various locations

Grammy-nominated Camerata San Antonio is a flexible classical chamber music ensemble serving San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country. This month's performance, titled "Contrasts," includes compositions by William Grant Still, Béla Bartók, and Beethoven. Performances take place at Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit (Feb. 18) and Diane Bennack Concert Hall at University of the Incarnate Word (Feb. 19).

cameratasa.org

Edinburg

Fiesta Edinburg Music Festival

March 2-5

Bert Ogden Arena, 4900 S I-69C

Fiesta Edinburg is the Edinburg Chamber's largest celebration. Besides being a fun event for the city of Edinburg and the Rio Grande Valley, Fiesta Edinburg also symbolizes an important moment in Edinburg's history: The festival was initially created to commemorate Edinburg's county seat.

edinburg.com/fiesta-edinburg

Weslaco

Texas Onion Fest

March 25

Downtown Weslaco, 500 S. Texas Blvd.

The Texas Onion Fest celebrates the development of the world famous Texas 1015 Onion developed in Weslaco by Dr. Leonard Pike at the Texas A&M University Extension Service. The festival, which began in 1989, offers fun for the entire family, with a lineup of entertainment, cooking demos, the 1015 Market, dancing, and a horse show.

weslaco.com

San Antonio

"Schoolhouse Rock Live"

April 15-June 4

Magik Theatre, 420 S. Alamo St.

Catch the musical that wowed audiences nationwide. "Schoolhouse Rock Live" follows Tom, a nervous schoolteacher who is anxious about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV and discovers that his favorite show comes to life on the set. Together with the Schoolhouse Rock gang, Tom realizes how fun learning can be. Enjoy classic songs such as "Just a Bill," "Interjections," and "Conjunction Junction" at this retro revue.

magiktheatre.org/schoolhouse-rock-live

Water Fest

April 22

Government Canyon State Natural Area, 12861 Galm Road

Come see how water has shaped the past, present, and future of San Antonio’s largest natural area and the role it plays in helping protect our most precious resource. Learn tips and techniques on how each of us can be part of shaping and protecting the next 100 years of reliable, fresh water.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/government-canyon

Siesta Half Marathon 10K and 5K

April 30

Mission County Park, 6030 Padre Drive

Starting in Mission Country Park, this out-and-back course gives you a chance to see your biggest competitors as they try to close in on you or you try to close in on them. The finish is the after party with a Fiesta San Antonio theme. The entire race is on the River Walk.

scallywompus.com

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