The Harlingen Concert Association is preparing for the 2021-2022 season with a list of great performances and concerts. Their first concert of the season will be ReVoiced on November 16.
A Cappella sensation, ReVoiced, features five charismatic entertainers that bring their distinct personalities together to create an unforgettable vocal experience. ReVoiced, a New York based vocal group, has been captivating audiences on Broadway to national television appearances.
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Quinta Mazatlán World Birding Center is honored to host Dr. Servando Z. Hinojosa, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, on Thursday October 28th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a Dia de Los Muertos inspired presentation on “The Life of Bones in Mexico” on the Thursday Night Live series at Quinta Mazatlán.
Read more: Quinta Mazatlan: The Life of Bones in Mexico
The Port Isabel Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring a special event at the Lighthouse Establishment Cinema. They will be showing the movie Casper at the Lighthouse on Saturday, October 30 at 8 p.m. Go celebrate Halloween with a movie and free candy. Admission is free. Attendees are invited to wear their costumes. Call (956) 943-2682 for more information. The Lighthouse is located at 421 E. Queen Isabella Blvd.
McAllen International Airport (MFE) announces its partnership with the Consulate of Mexico in McAllen to host, in celebration of Dia de los Muertos, a new Ofrenda Exhibit to honor loved ones who have passed. The exhibit will be on display in the McAllen International Airport Lobby beginning Wednesday, October 27 through November 10, 2021.
There will be a special ceremony streamed live on Wednesday, October 27 at 10 a.m. It will be livestreamed at @McAllenAirport.
Read more: Exhibit opens at McAllen International Airport
"I've got talent, a lot of talent" or "tengo talento, mucho talento." At least that is what a graduate of the Port Isabel High School Class of 2018 said as he prepared to compete in Estrella TV's show. And yes, the Rio Grande Valley has a lot of talent. Our schools and communities are doing all possible to offer our younger - and older - generations the opportunity to develop that talent. Just look around - almost every community has a performing arts theater. The choirs, bands and orchestras in our local schools are some of the most outstanding in our state. We are all missing out if we do not take time to attend their performances. Look at what your community offers. You will not have to travel far from home to enjoy a live, top-notch performance.
Read more: The Valley abounds with talent
It’s so nice to see the news that we have been receiving. From the looks of things, this is going to be a great year. And I know I have said that before.
Museums, concerts and other events that were either cancelled or went virtual last year, are making a comeback this year. Because of the lapse in time from the previous event, organizers are set to make this year’s events even more exciting. Everyone is eager to have some fun and get back to the normalcy of it all.
Read more: October 27, 2021 - Rina's Ramblings
Blankets for Veterans, a non-profit organization created by a 17-yr-old in Wisconsin, made it to a local Valley Winter Texan Park last season. Autumn Acres resident, Kathy Hanson, is the proud grandmother of Aubree Leitermann, the founder of the organization. Leitermann, who visited Hanson recently, was able to give some of the blankets that were made by Hanson, and others, to Veterans in the park.
Leitermann, Hanson says, has always been interested in how people were making big differences doing small, simple good deeds. It didn’t take long for her granddaughter to find out what deed she could do to bring smiling faces to an important group of people.
Read more: Blankets for Veterans spreads to Valley
Save the date for Saturday, Oct. 30, as the Museum of South Texas History (MOSTH) presents Día de los Muertos: Recuerdos y Ofrendas, an event that showcases regional music, dance, educational activities and heritage.
This year marks the 19th annual Día de los Muertos event featuring a partnership with H-E-B and the community at large. Día de los Muertos: Recuerdos y Ofrendas celebrates traditions of religious and spiritual worship based on oral and written histories and memories. The event will be held from 4 to 10 p.m.
Read more: MOSTH hosts Día de los Muertos event