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Valley Entertainment Calendar

August 21-31

“Frontera Sin Fin/Endless Border” by Carlos Morton is a new one act-play, in Spanish, to be presented by the Pharr Community Theater Company for eight performances at the Carnahan Auditorium, 317 W. Gore Street, Pharr. The story is about the struggles of Olegario “El Tanque” Luján, a young man originally from Catemaco, Veracruz, who now lives in Arizona and left his hometown with dreams of returning one day to build a huge grocery store for his mother instead of the street stand she now operates. Show times are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. The show’s rating is equivalent to a PG-13 for some scenes with harsh language. Morton , former Mina Shaughnessy Scholar and Fulbright lecturer to Mexico, will visit the Valley for the last four performances. On Saturday, Aug. 30, at 3 p.m. when he will speak and read excerpts from his books at the Pharr Memorial Library, 121 E. Cherokee, Pharr. There is no admission charge. Tickets for all performances are $7 for general admission and $5 for youth under 18. Tickets will be sold first come, first serve at the door one hour prior to each show. The auditorium seats approximately 80 people. For more information, call 655-9308, 789-5690 or 648-2488.

August 23

The Edinburg World Birding Center presents their annual free Summer Movie Night in the Park with the feature film of Dr. Suess’ story, “The Lorax.” Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. It begins at 8 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be sold on site. The EWBC is located at 714 Raul Longoria Rd.

August 26-27

South Texas College Theatre will hold auditions for its October production of Tom Griffin’s “The Boys Next Door” from 7 to 10 p.m. at the STC Black Box Studio, located in Cooper Center for Communication Arts on the Pecan campus. Call backs will be held at the same location and time on Aug. 28. All STC and Rio Grande Valley community members, 18 and over, are invited to audition. A cold reading from the script will be made available at the audition. Director Jordan Parrao is looking for a cast of nine actors, with a core of seven men and two women. The final performances are scheduled to take the Black Box Studio on Oct. 16 through19. For more information, call 872-2639 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

August 27

The Mississippi rock quintet 3 Doors Down brings their acoustics show, “Songs from the Basement,” to the Pharr Events Center with special guest Jamie N. Commons. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $27 to $65 and can be purchased at or by calling 800-745-3000. Pharr Events is located at 3000 N. Cage.

August 30

American rapper and singer-songwriter Nelly (aka Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.) will make an appearance at the Pharr Events Center, 3000 N. Cage, at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $35, with VIP tickets for $55. Go to or call 800-745-3000 to place an order.

September 7

Los Tigres del Norte and Joan Sebastian perform at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets range from $59.50 to $175 and are on sale at or by calling 800-745-3000.

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