- Jason Boland and The Stragglers are coming to Las Palmas Race Park, 9809 N. Taylor Road in Mission. Doors open at 7 p.m. Presale online ticket cost is $20 general admission or $32.50 for reserved seating. Go to ticketfly.com to purchase or call 877-435-9849.
- The Magic Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines International helps to get the holiday spirit rolling along as they celebrate Christmas at the Tower Theatre in Weslaco. Hear a variety of non-Christmas songs, traditional Christmas carols, and some not so traditional, all sung in four-part harmony, barbershop style by the chorus and quartets. Then it’s the crowd’s chance to sing along. There are three performances: Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person. For reservations, call 969-2368.
- The 27th Annual Light Boat Parade at Port Isabel begins at 6 p.m. Viewing areas will be along the shores of the Laguna Madre Bay. Call 943-2262 for more information.
December 12 & 19
- Jammin’ on Jackson Street with Vance Greek & Friends takes place inside The Railroad Crossing at 101 E. Jackson in Downtown Harlingen. The jam sessions are free and open to the public. Two 45-minute sessions are planned each Thursday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and 1p.m. The music is mostly country, folk, bluegrass and gospel, with a little more in the mix. Participating musicians should arrive with their instruments 30 minutes before each session begins. For more information, call 216-4910.
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