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Current Conditions:
Mostly Cloudy, 88 F

Forecast:
Thu - Partly Cloudy. High: 94 Low: 72
Fri - AM Clouds/PM Sun. High: 90 Low: 73
Sat - AM Clouds/PM Sun. High: 95 Low: 75
Sun - Partly Cloudy. High: 102 Low: 73
Mon - Sunny. High: 99 Low: 69

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Valley Entertainment Calendar

April 18

  • The Roots & Boots Tour, featuring the talents of Sammy Kershaw, Joe Diffie, Aaron Tippin and Darryl Worley, makes a stop at the Pharr Events Center, 3000 N. Cage. Admission for reserved tables, seating 10, is $35 per person. Standing room, general admission is $25. Go to ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000 for tickets.

April 19

  • The Spazmatics, a 1980’s cover band, returns to the Pharr Events Center, 3000 N. Cage for a 7 p.m. performance. Reserved seating is $30; general admission is $20. Go to ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000 for tickets.

April 23

  • The next WILD Poetry Reading is set for 3 to 4 p.m. in the STC student lounge, Building H, on the Pecan campus; admission is free. The event is a bit of open-microphone poetry, stand-up comedy and performance art while the audience is surrounded by original art work. For more information, contact Tom Fuschetto at 872-3487 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

April 23-27

  • Tickets are now on sale for the next Disney on Ice performance at State Farm Arena with the all-new show, “Let’s Celebrate!” Performances are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday; and 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. The production features more than 50 characters from 16 Disney stories. Tickets start at $15 for the Wednesday opening night performance and range up to $48 for all nights. Ages two and up must have a ticket. All seats are reserved, and tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000 or the Arena Box Office at 843-6688. For group rates and information, contact Angie Mercado at 843-5521.

April 26

  • This year’s Vida Verde family festival runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Quinta Mazatlan located at 600 Sunset. It begins with a 7:30 a.m. Run Wild 5K. Those who pay the $10 advance registration receive a free T-shirt. The Run Wild registration form can be found on the Quinta Mazatlan website. The festival will feature cooking demonstrations every hour, hands-on healthy cooking classes for children, five live shows, 30 artist booths, 40 educational exhibitors, food vendors, organic cooking classes, a farmers market, trash fashion show, eco-art projects, health fitness activities, music in the park, rock climbing and more.

April 29

  • Productions created for WILD’s film contest will be shown at the STC Pecan campus auditorium at 8 p.m. Admission is free. See original films shown for the first time: dramas, comedies, tragedies, romances, satires, parodies and experimental cinema. The winners will be decided by 50 percent of a jury of film personalities and 50 percent from audience-participation ballots.   For more information, contact Tom Fuschetto at 872-3487 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

May 2

  • George Lopez brings his “Listen to My Face Tour” to the Valley audience at Stat Farm Arena in Hidalgo. The show starts at 8 p.m. and is for mature audiences only. Tickets are $35.50 and $55.50 plus fees. They are available at ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000 or at the Arena Box Office by calling 843-6688.
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