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Valley Entertainment Calendar

September 19-20

A new class on painting with acrylics will be offered by artist and designer Cristina Materon from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Upper Valley Art League, 921 E. 12th in Mission. Demonstration and modeling will be provided by the instructor. Personalized instruction is given to each student along with on-going support. Cost for the class is $155 for nonmembers and $125 for UVAL members. Registration and payment is due by Sept. 17. A supply list will be given at the time of registration. Class members should bring their lunch each day. Sign up at UVAL during regular gallery hours. Call 583-2787 for further information.

September 20

The ultimate foam party experience, “Foam Wonderland,” takes place at 7 p.m. at the Pharr Events Center north parking, 3000 N. Cage. Tickets are $20 and available at or by calling 800-745-3000.

October 8

Tim McGraw makes a stop at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo for his Valley fans. The performance, featuring special guest Jana Kramer, begins at 8:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $75 to $175 and are available at or by calling 800-745-3000.

October 11

Individual and VIP tickets are available, along with sponsorship seating and special perks for the upcoming performance of Wynonna & the Big Noise. Opening band is Costello. Proceeds benefit the Sharyland ISD Education Foundation. It takes place at Las Palmas Race Park in on Bentsen Road in Mission. Individual tickets are $45 per person, and VIP tickets are $200. Sponsor tables for 10 are $2000, $5000, $7500 and $10,000, each with varying benefits. VIP tickets include a steak dinner, beverages and VIP seating. Purchase tickets at, Cavender’s Western Outfitters, or at the Sharyland ISD administration by calling 580-5200, Ext. 1080.

October 24-26

The three-day Conjunto Music Festival sponsored by the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center in San Benito features accordion-driven sounds featuring 17 of the top bands in the area and beyond. Events on Oct. 24 will run from 6 to 11 p.m. and will feature Conjunto Delta Boys, Los D Boyz, Los Morales Boyz, Los Badd Boyz and Tejano Boys. Music begins at 4 p.m. on Oct. 25 and features San Benito High School Conjunto Estrella, Conjunto Fuego, La Clica, Johnny Degollado y Su Conjunto, Los Monarcas de Pete y Mario Diaz and Mingo Saldivar y Sus 4 Espades. On Oct. 26, music again begins at 4 p.m. and will highlight Crystal N Crew, Chano Cadena y Su Conjunto, Los Layton, Los Fantasmas del Valle and Los Dos Gilbertos. For vendor/booth information, contact Yolanda Lopez at 571-3325, or for other information, Rogelio T. Nunez at 367-0335. No outside beverages or food allowed. Admission is $5 per day. The public should bring their own chairs for seating.

October 31-November 2

It’s time to “Make A New Friend” in the new Sesame Street Live production coming to State Farm Arena in Hidalgo. Performances are held at different times each date. Tickets range from $15 to $28 for ages 1 year and up, with packages offering pre-show meet-and-greets and premium seating. Go to or call 800-745-3000 for more details and to purchase tickets.

November 7

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the John Anderson and Mark Chestnutt anniversary concert at the Pharr Events Center, 3000 N. Cage. Tickets are $20 general admission and $37 for reserved seating. Call 800-745-3000 or go to to purchase.

November 14-16

The Upper Valley Art League (UVAL) second Mission Celebration of Fine Art show will be held at the Mission Community Center at 1420 E. Kika de la Garza Loop. Artists will be exhibiting original works of fine art in oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, drawing, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, encaustic and photography. Participating artists will demonstrate their various mediums on site all three days of the event and will also have works available for sale. Show hours are Friday from 1 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The show is free and open to the public. Vendors will have food to sell.

November 25

The re-scheduled Willie Nelson & Family concert takes place at 6 p.m. at the Pharr Events Center, 3000 N. Cage. Tickets range from $35 standing room only to $78 reserved seating. Go to or call 800-745-3000 to purchase.

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