Harlingen Concert Association will feature Jingle Belles on Tuesday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. Jingle Belles will feature Jenuine Cello, aka Jen Mulhern, and the Valley’s very own Leslie Blasing.
The holiday season is right around the corner, and McAllen is once again ready to shine as it unveiled details of the highly anticipated South Pole Illuminated Festival 2023. In a grand announcement held at the McAllen Convention Center earlier this month, an array of dignitaries, sponsors, and community partners gathered to reveal the festive magic that will soon take over the McAllen Convention Center grounds, starting on November 29, and running through December 30.
Leslie Blasing put on a great show with great music at Llano Grande last week for a winter season kick off event last week. There was a lot of fun had by all in attendance. The dance floor was packed most of the afternoon as well. The event included food trucks and vendors outside. Food trucks ran out of food before the event was over.
McAllen Holiday Parade organizers recently announced details of road closures and the McAllen Holiday Parade Polar Express, the day-long free park and ride shuttle that is being provided by Metro McAllen on parade day, to help ensure the safety of the anticipated 265,000-plus parade attendees, as well as the 1,200 parade participants and volunteers.
Getting the family to the parade will not be difficult, as the City of McAllen, in partnership with South Texas College, will offer a free McAllen Holiday Parade Park and Ride Polar Express Shuttle from the STC campus on Pecan Boulevard and 29th St. to the Quince Avenue and 23rd Street parade Drop-Off/Pick-Up point.
McAllen Performing Arts Center is thrilled to announce the national tour of Come From Away, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its McAllen debut at McAllen Performing Arts Center for a limited engagement on March 17, 2024. Come From Away tickets are on sale now. Tickets available on ticketmaster.com or at the McAllen Performing Arts Center box office.
STC Theatre and Dance invites the community to join us for another year of fun and quality entertainment. All productions will be held at STC’s Cooper Center for Performing Arts, located at the Pecan Campus, 3200 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen.
The season starts on November 9, with Matt Cox’s play Puffs or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic. In Puffs, Wayne Hopkins is a regular boy who finds out he's a wizard and goes to school in England where he makes two best friends and has adventures. This perhaps sounds familiar. But Wayne is sorted as a Puff, he and the other Puffs simply want to learn how to be wizards, make it through a magic school that proves to be dangerous for children, and avoid attacks by evil wizards.
The McAllen Wind Ensemble is celebrating 50 years of bringing music to Valley communities. Roger Olivarez, who has been conducting the ensemble for 10 years, says this is a testament to the community’s love of music and to the commitment of the musicians as well.
“It’s the golden anniversary, we’re very excited,” he said.