McAllen, TX – The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is thrilled to announce the return of its highly anticipated Día de los Muertos Festival and Market at the Museum, supported by H-E-B Helping Here, Whataburger, and Lisa Chapa, M.D. & Jon Joanis. This exciting cultural celebration marks the beginning of IMAS' fall season programming and promises a day of vibrant festivities for the whole community. The Festival will be held on Saturday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ITheatre at the Tower opens for Auditions this week, Tuesday, September 5th and Thursday, September 7th from 6:30PM-8PM, located at 120 S. Kansas, Weslaco, TX 78596. This season’s production is “The Invasion of Earth as it began in Grover’s Mill, New Jersey” by J.R. Mimbs.
“The play is based around the infamous 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds. This event caused widespread panic because many people believed that it was real news. The play is focused on how people react to this event. Some, panic some turn on each other and others hold on to their humanity. Almost 100 years later and it is still a good reflection of ourselves” shared Steve Urbina, Director of ITheatre.
South Texas College (STC) Theatre & Dance will host their 2nd annual South Texas Latinx New Play Festival. The festival will be held Thursday, June 22 through June 24 at STC’s Cooper Center for the Performing Arts at 3200 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen.
The event showcases new plays written by Latinx playwrights throughout the US. Three plays out of thirty submissions were selected by a committee consisting of playwrights, theatre artists, and STC faculty & staff as festival finalists with five others selected as semifinalists. The intent of the event is to cultivate new plays which speaks to the Latinx perspective and experience.
The City of McAllen is getting ready for this year’s McAllen Independence Day Celebration, presented by H-E-B, and is inviting the community to take part in all of the patriotic festivities. The 95th Annual Independence Day Celebration will take place on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 with an early morning 4K race, a patriotic program, immediately followed by the Main Street Parade and then the Freedom Festival, a family-friendly festival held at Archer Park. Music, food, and games will be highlights of the events. The event will conclude with the H-E-B Concert in the Sky Fireworks Extravaganza.
Texas Cook'Em High Steaks is back and better than ever! The annual event will be held on June 30, through July 1, at Ebony Hills Golf Course. This year's event promises to be the biggest and best yet, featuring top musical acts, exciting attractions, and of course, some of the best Steak BBQ cook-off in Texas.
Headlining the free event were announced during a press conference hosted by the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce. On Friday, June 30, is country music star Aaron Watson. With hit songs like "Outta Style" and "Kiss That Girl Goodbye," Watson is sure to put on an unforgettable show for fans of all ages.
The Museum of South Texas History presents ¡Cascarón!, an Easter celebration, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 8.
The museum’s annual event features the regional tradition of decorating “cascarones,” or empty eggshells, filled with confetti. Blank and ready-to-hide cascarones will be available for purchase, while supplies last. Guests can choose to decorate a dozen empty eggshells for $2 or purchase a dozen pre-decorated eggs for $4.
South Padre Island has a new art gallery, The Art Lounge, and it will be hosting an exhibition called Bloom. The exhibit will take place on April 8, from 3 to 5:30 p.m.
The high-end art gallery is turning one-year-old and they are giving the community flowers to celebrate. They are turning the gallery into a garden party for the art opening. Just in time to be held the Saturday before Easter.