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Valley Entertainment Calendar

August 29-31

“Frontera Sin Fin/Endless Border” by Carlos Morton is a new one act-play, in Spanish, to be presented by the Pharr Community Theater Company for eight performances at the Carnahan Auditorium, 317 W. Gore Street, Pharr. The story is about the struggles of Olegario “El Tanque” Luján, a young man originally from Catemaco, Veracruz, who now lives in Arizona and left his hometown with dreams of returning one day to build a huge grocery store for his mother instead of the street stand she now operates. Show times are Friday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. The show’s rating is equivalent to a PG-13 for some scenes with harsh language. Morton , former Mina Shaughnessy Scholar and Fulbright lecturer to Mexico, will visit the Valley for the last four performances. On Saturday, Aug. 30, at 3 p.m. when he will speak and read excerpts from his books at the Pharr Memorial Library, 121 E. Cherokee, Pharr. There is no admission charge. Tickets for all performances are $7 for general admission and $5 for youth under 18. Tickets will be sold first come, first serve at the door one hour prior to each show. The auditorium seats approximately 80 people. For more information, call 655-9308, 789-5690 or 648-2488.

August 30

American rapper and singer-songwriter Nelly (aka Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.) will make an appearance at the Pharr Events Center, 3000 N. Cage, at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $35, with VIP tickets for $55. Go to or call 800-745-3000 to place an order.

September 7

Los Tigres del Norte and Joan Sebastian perform at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets range from $59.50 to $175 and are on sale at or by calling 800-745-3000.

September 17

State Farm Arena in Hidalgo will host Roberto Carlos in a performance at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $150 and are on sale at or by calling 800-745-3000.

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 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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