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.
It’s time for “Freaks, Best & Treats” with DJ BL3ND for an outdoor concert at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo. The party starts at 7 p.m. and runs until 2 a.m. General admission tickets are $33 or $48 for VIP. Tickets on sale at ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
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 ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000 for more details and to purchase tickets.
Tunes by the Trail returns with a night of music and fun from 7 to 9 p.m. at the WH Heavin Amphitheater, 705 N. Bowie, San Benito, offering Oldies, country and other arieties of music. Admission is free.
November 1- 2
Settle in 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 ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000 for more details and to purchase tickets.
The fourth Dia de los Muertos Festival at the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is planned from 9 a.m. to 5p.m. on Nov. 1 and 1 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 2. IMAS is located at 1900 Nolana. Activities include the opening of “Memories” honoring Sam Z. Coronado. Visitors can decorate sugar skulls, work with paper maché, hop into the Catrina photo booth, line up for face painting and more.There will be dance performances and a sand painting demonstration by Shinzaburo Takera, a lecture on curanderos and folk healing and a print making demonstration. Visitors on Sunday are encouraged to come dressed for the Catrina costume contest. The event is included in the regular price of admission each day, and IMAS members always get in for free. For more information, call 682-0123.
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 ticketmaster.com to purchase.
The opening reception for the Upper Valley Art League’s next exhibit, “Beams of Light,” takes place in the UVAL gallery on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. The themed exhibit captures the essence of the interplay of beams of light. Each piece is an original work of art captured in a variety of mediums, including photography. The public is invited to the free event. Light refreshments will be served. UVAL is located in the Kika De La Garza Fine Arts Center, 921 E. 12th St. in Mission. Call 583-2787 for further information.
The Pharr Community Theater presents their production of “Pat & Lyndon” based on a script by Archer Crosley and directed by Luis Moreno. The two-act play will be staged at the Carnahan Elementary auditorium, 317 W. Gore St. in Pharr. It’s the story of two men who went to Vietnam and died. Pat in body and Lyndon in spirit. Pat was a soldier, Lyndon was the 36th President of the United States. Showtimes are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $7 general admission and $5 for anyone under 18. For more information, call 648-2488 or 655-9308.
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.
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 ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000 to purchase.
This year’s theme for the Longest Lighted Christmas Parade in South Texas is “A Christmas of Sharing.” Marching bands, strutting groups, novelty and religious themed floats will parade through downtown San Benito from 6 to 10:30 p.m. The event includes a food drive campaign to benefit the San Benito Food Pantry. Items can be brought to drop-off points at the parade.
Catholic War Veterans Post #1065 in Mission invites the public to their “Get Away Thursday Dance” held every Thursday evening, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. It is located at 500 W. Business 83. Music by the Electro Band provides country western, Tejano, the Oldies, cumbias and more. No cover charge. Call 583-5961 or email Doodrey@netzero.com for more information.