Several film projects are showing an interest in McAllen, and for many different reasons. From tacos to butterflies to helping tell the true story of all our wonderful city has to offer, the bright lights are shining on McAllen.
Exposure such as this is valuable in offsetting the rampant misperceptions about the South Texas region, and McAllen specifically.
Eight different film projects have reached out to Visit McAllen in the past 2 months, as well as numerous print and electronic free positive coverage opportunities.
January 2019 sales trips the Visit McAllen team has planned:
Chicago Outdoor Adventure Show – January 12 – 13, 2019 in Chicago
Southwest Showcase – January 23, 2018 in Austin, Texas
Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival – January 23 – 28, 2019 in Titusville, Florida
American Bus Association ABA Marketplace – January 25-29, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky
South Texas College Drama Department Announces South Texas Theatre Auditions in November
McAllen, TX (October 31, 2017) – Drama departments from colleges across the nation will begin scouting exceptional talent from the Rio Grande Valley beginning in November.
In collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin, PSJA ISD, and South Texas College’s Drama Department, South Texas Theatre Auditions (STTA) will begin offering high school seniors and college students from the Valley who intend to pursue a degree in theatre, an opportunity to present monologues, musical theatre selections, and technical theatre portfolios for the consideration of college admissions representatives.
Auditions will be held Nov. 13, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the South Texas College Cooper Center for Communication Arts, located at 3200 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen.
Universities attending South Texas Theatre Auditions as of press time include The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, University of Texas at El Paso, Abilene Christian University, and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
“This is a new venture for us,” said Drama Department Chair Joel Jason Rodriguez. “We are excited to be working in partnership with PSJA ISD and The University of Texas at Austin on this project. We believe education makes a world of difference in people’s lives. Students across the Rio Grande Valley will have an opportunity to audition and present their work to university representatives from some incredible theatre programs across Texas.”
STTA is a pilot program between The University of Texas at Austin and local theatre educators from across the Rio Grande Valley. Students interested in attending the auditions can register at STTA.FINEARTS.UTEXAS.EDU.
For more information, call (956) 872-2639 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event of the year!! Portion of proceeds go to RGV Diabetes Association. A night filled with local talent including ballerina, contortionist, opera singer, etc. Think Phantom of the Opera/ Eyes Wide Shut …very mysterious…eerie feel throughout the night. Food from Alberico Fine Wine, dessert by Birdie Bistro, mask contest, gown contest, dancefloor and live DJ. EPIC night in the making with the best view in the RGV!!!
Sky Tower Club 200 S 10th st, floor 17 McAllen, Tx 78501
Saturday 10/28/2017 9:00:00 PM-10/29/2017 2:00:00 AM
For more information contact: Erica Castillo at 956-279-3469
“This is an exciting, educational program for McAllen,” said Laura Robles, Cultural Arts & Incubator Coordinator. “The Arts Council is very pleased to initiate this program, which will aid in drawing attention to the literary arts.”
The Poet Laureate will hold the title through 2020.
Poets who live, work, attend school or attend worship services in McAllen may apply themselves or can be nominated by another individual. Applications are available online at www.visitmcallen.com/poetlaureate and at the McAllen Chamber and McAllen Creative Incubator offices located at 1200 Ash Ave and 601 North Main street respectively. Deadline for applications to be returned to the McAllen Chamber of Commerce is November 10, 2017 at 5:00pm.
Latin-American poets unite to celebrate cultural diversity and peace.
October 5-7, 2017
McAllen Main Library
La serie de películas de Harry Potter, es uno de esos fenómenos culturales que continúan encantando a millones de fans alrededor del mundo. Este concierto contará con la Orquesta Sinfónica en vivo, interpretando cada nota de Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal. El público podrá revivir la magia de la película en alta definición en una pantalla gigante, mientras escucha a la orquesta interpretar la inolvidable apreciación de John Williams #mcallen #music #entertainment #mcallenperformingarts
Fecha: Martes Junio 6, 2017 – 7:00 pm
Miércoles, Junio 7, 2017 – 7:00 pm
Lugar: McAllen Performing Arts
801 Convention Center Blvd.