South Texas Theatre Auditions November 13, 2017


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


Halloween MASQUERADE Soiree

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


McAllen Arts Council Accepting Applications for City Poet Laureate

“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 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.


Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal con Orquesta Sinfónica en Vivo

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.

                 McAllen Tx

Nos vemos en McAllen!

McAllen Performing Arts Harry-Potter Junio.6-7, 2017

9 Ways to Get Your Kids Outside

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. One of the best ways to fight childhood obesity- or adult obesity, for that matter- is to encourage time outdoors. And now that school’s back in, it’s easier than ever for kids to find excuses not to go outside. There’s homework to do, friends to call, video games to play. And, as schools cut back on physical activity to concentrate more on STEAM subjects, lots of us worry about how kids are going to stay physically fit. Especially here in the Valley, where obesity and diabetes are such major topics, it’s important that we all stay moving- particularly kids who often need a little incentive to get them off the bed or sofa. Here are some ideas for getting them up and out- and for creating wholesome family memories they’ll remember fondly.


  1. McAllen Nature Center has a month’s worth of standing programs, and some special ones, too. Every Monday there’s a morning program at 9:30 called nature for Kids, and every Monday evening at 6:30 kids can let off some steam at the Run in the Woods.
  2. The Nature Center also offers a Youth Bird & Nature Club Saturday, September 17 at 9 am. This club, lasting 1 ½ hours, is free, and offers opportunities for parents to discover nature’s wonder along with the kids. All ages are welcome, but the program is targeted for ages 6-16. September’s program is all about butterflies. (The Valley is the country’s very best butterfly destination- did you know?) This program free.
  3. Don’t forget your pet when planning outdoor activities. McAllen’s Dog Park can offer great exercise for not only your dog but also the kids. Let them play a rousing game of catch at tamarack Avenue and North 5th The park is divided into large and smaller dog sizes and there’s no charge.
  4. Quinta Mazatlan has Saturday programs for children called Discovery Saturdays. Topics vary each week. September’s topics include dragonflies, frogs, and alligator gar, and participants actually get hands-on experience exploring a pond with nets and seines. Cost is $3.
  5. Make memories by taking the kids kayaking without leaving town. McAllen’s Fireman’s Park has low-cost kayak rentals every weekend.
  6. Here’s a really cool event, targeted to the littlest nature lover! It’s a stroller-friendly nature program called Songbirds, Stories and Strollers. There’s a pause mid-program for a short children’s nature story. Held on September 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, it’s cooled off a bit by then and also held at the McAllen Nature Center. It’s open to all ages and free to participate.
  7. Here’s a good one for staying cool- Swimming at the Municipal Pool. Classes vary depending on the age of the child or youth, so check with the Parks and Recreation Department for details. There is a cost to participate.
  8. McAllen also has splash parks- check with the Parks and Recreation Department for locations and hours.
  9. The City is sponsoring a Fishing Derby for children ages 4 to under 13 on September 24. Bait is provided, but bring your own poles. It’s $5 to participate, and will be held in Oval Park in front of the Convention Center. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department to register.
  10. For loads of more ideas, visit and

McAllen BizExpo

Si estas buscando hacer negocio con empresas del extranjero, la Cámara de Comercio de McAllen tiene la oportunidad perfecta para ti,  una Expo con más de 150 expositores y mas de 3,000 participantes, entretenimiento, seminarios de negocios, premios, y muchas conexiones nuevas para tu negocio #mcallen #business #networking

Fecha:   Septiembre 15, 2016

Hora:      10:00 a.m. a 5:30 p.m.

Lugar:    McAllen Convention Center

700 Convention Center Blvd,

McAllen, Texas

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