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UVAL plans UTRGV juried art exhibition

The Upper Valley Art League is hosting the 11th Annual UTRGV School of Art Juried Exhibition. It will open with a reception on Saturday, April 8 from 7-9 p.m. at the Kika de la Garza Fine Arts Center, 921 E. 12th St. in Mission. The exhibition will feature the work of students from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.   

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March 23, 2017 - Valley Calendar

March 24-26 – Camille Playhouse presents “9 to 5” a musical. Tickets are $20. Showtimes are: Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m., Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m. Call 956-542-8900 for information. Order tickets online at www.camilleplayhouse.net.

March 25 – Downtown Harlingen Walking Tour, 9 a.m. leaves from J.B.’s café, 204 Jackson Street.

March 25 – Onion Fest at Mayor Pablo G. Pena City Park located at 300 N. Airport, in Weslaco. The all-day event runs from 10 a.m. to 10:30 pm. with lots of live entertainment, including Nashville star Johnny Lee and the Urban Cowboy Band. Admission is $10.

March 25 – The city of Pharr will host the annual Hub Phestival at 118 S. Cage Blvd from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free admission before 5 p.m. After 5 admission is $5.

March 25 – Laureles Ranch House Museum, 1501 E. 7th Street, Brownsville, presents 7th annual “Taste of Texas,” 6-9 p.m., $50. (956) 541-5560.

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Texas Onion Fest returns to Weslaco Saturday

20170323 OnionBlossom2a 2The 28th Annual Texas Onion Fest is scheduled for Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. The festival will be held at Mayor Pablo G. Pena City Park located at 300 N. Airport, Weslaco.  Texas Onion Fest celebrates the development of the world famous Sweet Texas Onion in Weslaco at the Texas A&M University Extension Service.  The festival brings the community together for a fun-filled day of onion eating contests, cooking demonstrations, recipe contests, entertainment and much more. 

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Brownsville Museum of Fine Art hosts International Art Show

20131219 Brownsville Museum of Fine Art DSC 0512 EditThe Brownsville Museum of Fine Art is sponsoring its 45th annual International Art Show. More than 480 entries by renowned artists are on display. Three judges will decide the winners: Cesar Martinez of San Antonio, Angel Cabrales of El Paso, and Annie Moye of Atlanta, Georgia.

Prize money will be given awarded to the top artists and one submission will receive the prestigious Mayor’s Choice Award.

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Sweet Adelines Perform Appreciation Concert

20170316 WEB SweetAdelines 5Members From RoyalPalms 0726In appreciation for providing a summer practice site, the Magic Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines presented a concert March 10 in the Royal Palms Park in Alamo. Five members of the chorus come from Royal Palms Park and include (seated left) Judy McCullough, from Gun Barrel City, TX; Deb Russell, Carmen, MB Canada; (standing, from left) Jeannette Selix, Unionville, MO; Joan Felton, Alamo, TX, and Evelyn Pitura, Winnipeg, MB Canada.

Texas Independence Celebration is March 11 in San Benito

20170309 Texas Independence Day 035Learn about the early days of Texas through historical reenactments at the Texas Independence Celebration that takes place in San Benito March 11 at the San Benito Fair Grounds on FM 510 and Cesar Gonzalez Parkway, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The celebration began with a Texas History Symposium held March 4, which was led by experts in Texas history. It will continue on March 10-11 with an IBCA Santioned Cook-Off, where brisket, pork spare ribs, chicken and desserts will be prepared.

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RGVLS Show has all sorts of entertainment planned

The annual Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show will take place March 8 through 19 at the show grounds in Mercedes.

This year’s show features live concerts by groups such as Randy Houser and Stony LaRue on March 10, the livestock judging events and rodeos there will be a full lineup of entertainment acts and street entertainers to keep people occupied between the livestock judging events and the rodeos.

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