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5th Annual McAllen International CarFest Revs Up

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Largest Car Show in South Texas


If you love driving, fixing, collecting or simply checking out cars, then the McAllen Convention Center is where you want to be from Friday, January 23rd to Sunday, January 25th. The McAllen International Car Fest is hosting their annual car show, and it’s making out to be one amazing, fuel-powered experience. Over 300 vehicles in over 60 different categories will be on display in Exhibit Halls of the McAllen Convention Center as well as throughout the building and parking lot. This car fest will also feature an exciting assortment of special attractions for every car enthusiast.


Classic | Antique | Muscle Cars | Hot Rods | Race Cars | Modern | Exotic


Friday, January 23, 2015: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Saturday, January 24, 2015: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Sunday, January 25, 2015: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

POPS Concert 2015 McAllen - From Broadway to Hollywood

Music From The Movies...

The Valley Symphony Orchestra Presents From Broadway to Hollywood – POPS Concert at McAllen Civic Center

The Valley Symphony
Orchestra presents its Pops Concert, “From Broadway to Hollywood” on Saturday January 31st, 2015, at the McAllen Civic Center Auditorium from 8:00 to 10:00pm. The Symphony will perform memorable tunes from the stage and the screen, as well as the beautiful Butterfly
Lovers Concerto
by guest artist and Concert Master, Geoffrey Wong. 

The orchestra will greet the audience with a suite of Hollywood blockbuster soundtracks by the famous American composer, James Horner. Horner has composed some of the most memorable movie scores in recent movie history, including Bravehart, Apollo 13, Start Trek II and III, Cocoon, Legends of the Fall, The Mask of Zorro, Avatar, and The Amazing Spiderman to name a few. The orchestra will favor us with music from Andrew Lloyd
Weber’s Phantom of the Opera, and Leonard Bernstein’s Prelude, Riff, and Fugue.  Fittingly, Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra will close this concert. 

Tickets start at $25 for Back House, $35 for Front House and $45 for Orchestra Level tickets. To buy your tickets, go to the McAllen Convention Center Box Office located on the eastern-side of the building in the corner of Exp. 83 & Ware Rd. (open Mon-Fri from 10am – 5pm) weekdays or online at Facility fees are applicable.  Senior, student and group discounts are available by calling the VSO Box Office at (956) 661-1615 prior to concert for special accommodations.


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Juan Gabriel en el Valle del Rio Grande

Cantante, actor premiado, productor, compositor y reconocido como uno de los artistas más célebres de América Latina, con más de 40 años de carrera, que ha grabado y lanzado más de 50 álbumes, 1,000 canciones en una gran variedad de géneros musicales y ha producido álbumes para artistas como Rocío Dúrcal, Lucha Villa, Lola Beltrán y Paul Anka. Su música cuenta con un grupo diverso de géneros como el ranchero, baladas, pop, rock y la música disco, se presentará en vivo en:

Fecha:          Febrero 20 del 2015

Hora:             8:00 p.m.

Lugar:            State Farm Arena

Nos vemos en McAllen!

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The McAllen Creative Incubator, Welcomes New Tenant!

Lian Cheng Shingler


The McAllen Creative Incubator would like to welcome our newest tenant, Lian Cheng Shingler.


“Lian Cheng Shingler is from China, she graduated from Chongqing Normal University and Shenzhen University in China,” said Laura Robles, Cultural Arts and Incubator Coordinator “Mrs. Shingler brings a variety of talents such as dance, magic, embroidery art, martial arts, tai chi, yoga and much more! We are very excited to have her join the group of talented tenants we have here at the Incubator.”


During the past fifteen years Lian Cheng Shingler has performed throughout China and in the United States.  Cities such as Hidalgo, McAllen, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and New York, have already enjoyed her artistic talented performances.


Lian continues to accept enrollment for Tai Chi, Yoga, Martial Arts and Chinese classes at the Incubator.  To join her classes contact Mrs. Lian Cheng Shingler at 956-537-1370.  If you prefer to visit in person, Ms. Shingler will be located in Studio 11 or visit her during our Art Walk event on February 6th .  For more information on how to become a tenant at the McAllen Creative Incubator contact Laura Robles at or 956-682-2871. 

Winter Texans Festival at Reynosa

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and the city of Reynosa invites you to attend to the New Main Plaza at Reynosa, where mexican food, drinks, music & folklore will be provided. The event will be Friday January 30 at 11 am and it will be FREE!

The city of Reynosa will be providing free transportation. At the bridge of Hidalgo, a bus will be waiting for you to provide free transportation to the event.

For group or special arrangements you can contact Jorge Sanchez from the McAllen Chamber of Commerce at 956-682-2871.

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5th Annual McAllen International CarFest Revs Up

Largest car show in South Texas


McALLEN, TX – The 5th Annual McAllen International CarFest revs up to open Friday, January 23rd through Sunday, January 25th at the McAllen Convention Center.   

Over 300 vehicles will be on display in both Exhibit Halls of the McAllen Convention Center as well as throughout the building and parking lot.  The largest car show in south Texas will feature over 60 different categories of vehicles ranging from classic and antique to muscle cars, hot rods and race cars to modern vehicles and more.  Media will have special access to car show set up prior to doors opening to the public.

WHO:      McAllen International CarFest

WHAT:     Announcement of McAllen International CarFest Reving Up for the 5th Year

WHEN:  Exclusive Media Access to Car Show: Friday, January 23, 12:00PM – 4:00PM

Friday, January 27, 2011: 4:00PM - 9:00PM

Saturday, January 28, 2011: 10:00AM – 9:00PM

Sunday, January 29, 2011: 10:00AM– 6:00PM

WHERE:   McAllen Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A&B, adjacent parking lot, Ballroom, Meeting Rooms, & Palm Lobby.

 For more details visit the McAllen Convention Center page on Facebook.

McAllen Nature Center Announces Expanded Winter Hours and Programs

McAllen Nature Center is now open to the public on Wednesdays through Sundays from 8 am until noon. Park admission and programs are free of charge.

Guided Bird & Nature Walks are offered weekly on Wednesdays from 8:30 am until 10 am. No experience necessary- join a staff birder for a leisurely stroll along the trails, investigating everything that crosses our path! Loaner binoculars are available, free of charge, during bird walks as well as during all open hours. Tai Chi is offered every Saturday morning from 9 am to 10 am, weather permitting. Ages 8 and up are invited to wear comfortable clothes, flexible shoes, and bring a mat, water, and sunscreen. Family programs on various nature topics will run on the fourth Saturday of every month from 10:30 to 11:30 am. The first of this series will be a Wildlife Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, January 24th.

Formerly known as the McAllen Botanical Gardens, the McAllen Nature Center is a 15 acre nature park located at 4101 W Business US 83, along the south side of the highway between Bentsen Road and Ware Road. The Center features one half mile of ADA accessible trails which meander through native thornscrub forest. The park provides great opportunities to look for birds and butterflies, or simply enjoy a walk in nature.

For more information on the McAllen Nature Center, contact the City of McAllen Parks & Recreation at (956) 681-3333.

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PHOTO CAPTION: The McAllen Nature Center is home to many species of birds, butterflies, and other critters. 



Maria Concepcion Flores


Cristina Zanelli Pechero, from Buenos Aires, Argentina and Maria Concepcion Flores of  Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico, invite you to visit their exhibit this month at the McAllen Creative Incubator. 

Cristina and Maria brings the public an interesting and rich pictorial display of two artists; originally from distant geographically countries, but whose paths have crossed under the same passion for the Arts. Their different world views are reflected in their particular art styles; the decisive and dramatic splash of Cristina Z. Pechero, resembling an Argentine tango, and the fine and precise traces like those of a Mexican charro lasso, in the work of Conchita Flores

Their works will remain on display until the end of January at the McAllen Creative Incubator, located at 601 N. Main Street, McAllen, Texas. The Incubator opens from 9am-6pm daily and admission is free.  All art work on display is available for sale and more information about this exhibit can be obtained by contacting Conchita Flores de Cueva at 956-208-2517.  The McAllen Creative Incubator welcomes the opportunity to help artist display their art. For more information on how to exhibit at the Incubator gallery contact Laura Robles at 956-687-2787.

   Cristina Zanelli Pechero

Monster Jam at McAllen

A whole lot horsepower will come together during the Monster Jam shows, and you’ll have the chance to see one live at the State Farm Arena. Come watch as monster trucks face off in Racing and Freestyle competitions. It’s all happening between January 16th and 18th. Tickets start at only $10 for kids. Get yours today for this must-watch, electrifying monster truck event.

Click here to purchase your tickets.

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2015 New Year's Eve Bash in McAllen

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 5:30 PM

The New Year's Eve Bash for 2015 is almost here, folks! This year's bash has been moved inside the McAllen Convention Center due to pesky weather conditions, but rain or shine, the show will go on. The City of McAllen is welcoming the New Year with a full list of family-friendly entertainment displays and activities, such as:

  • Musical performances
  • Magic show
  • Kiddie rides
  • Train rides
  • Illuminating Laser Light Show

There will also be plenty of food, beverages and novelty vendors to light up your New Year’s Eve Bash experience. This event includes FREE admission and FREE parking. Gates open at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, December 31st.

Entertainment and Live Performers

The New Year’s Eve Bash will feature 10 live musical groups on two separate stages. Among the musical guests headlining this event is the Grammy Award-winning Tejano group Solido. Grupo Sereno will also hit the stage for a live performance, along with Whiskey D., Damian, Lamar Jones, DKDA, Grupo Nyvel, Alexis Chapa, and The Mix Academy.

New Year's is a day filled with magic, even more so with magician David Sage leading the way. Don't miss this magical performance by our very own local magician, as well as a variety of other shows like street performances, including the Manhattan Show Stilt Walkers.

There will also be a spectacular laser show going on all night long, a kiddy carnival, and one last viewing of the Illuminated Christmas Tree.

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