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Alamo holds Christmas events

The City of Alamo will be holding a parade this coming weekend. Alamo is “Lighting Our Way into 2021” and is asking residents and businesses to join in the fun. They are asking for participants to string lights on your home, vehicles, furniture or anything you want to light up to help be seen. Show off your creativity and then join the lighted caravan event.

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VSO concert to be performed live

vso photo 01The Valley Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce that its annual holiday concert A Touch of Frost will continue in 2020 amidst restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Symphony will provide three ways for patrons in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond to enjoy this holiday tradition, made possible through support from Exclusive Concert Sponsor Frost and more.

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VSO continues fall virtual concerts

vso melissa 4The Valley Symphony Orchestra (VSO) continues its fall digital season with "Melody and Rhythm," its next online concert premiering November 20 at 7 p.m. on Facebook. At a time when concerts and in-person events have been postponed because of concerns over public health risks, the Symphony has reinvented its delivery model with a series of specially produced chamber concerts that are presented for all to enjoy, thanks to generous donor and sponsor support.

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Celebrate the health of your skeleton at Quinta Mazatlán

Celebrate the Health of Your Skeleton Butterfly LadyBy Colleen Hook, Executive Director, Quinta Mazatlán

With Halloween season, spooky skeletons are seen everywhere except at Quinta Mazatlán. The opening of the Sticks and Bones Trail shows the not-so-spooky side of skeletons. Visit this outdoor educational exhibit through the woods, open through November 14. Visitors will learn through signage, fun outdoor exhibits, and a scavenger hunt sheet. Remember your small gift bag upon completing the hunt and remember to dress for the season and laugh outdoors.

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Community altars celebrate Día de los Muertos at IMAS

C Altar Kaplana Chawla IMAS altar 2020The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) invites the community to celebrate Día de los Muertos by visiting the altars exhibit honoring individuals of color who led the way in art and science fields. Community members are also invited to submit photos of their own altars to be featured in a virtual exhibit.

The community altar exhibit includes seven colorful ofrendas on display at the IMAS through November 14. Six partnering organizations were invited to create an altar to honor the life and career of important creators and experts.

UTRGV Center for Latin American Arts created an altar for iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta with hand-painted skulls by UTRGV MFA alumna Angelica Rodriguez. The Boys & Girls Club of McAllen honored prolific artist Frida Kahlo with a vibrant display. Mission Historical Museum’s altar is a tribute to the famous Mexican illustrator José Guadalupe Posada.

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McAllen to celebrate Fiesta de Palmas

Fiesta palmas EntertainersCity of McAllen and the McAllen Convention Center Facilities announced its first major public event will be celebrated in a reimagined new normal. Fiesta de Palmas, presented by Reliant, will be celebrated this weekend, Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8, at Oval Park at the McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Boulevard. The event will feature social distanced, drive-through, curbside and virtual activities.

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