Harlingen Happenings

Ultimate Beach Boys Tribute Band

By Mary Torres, Special to the Star

The Ultimate Beach Boys Tribute Band, “Sail On” brings their good vibrations and fabulous harmonies to the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium Wednesday, March 4, with an all-live performance at 7:30 p.m.! This accomplished group has made a splash on the music scene with a young look and authentic sound reminiscent of the original Beach Boys during the prime of their career. With over 80 shows a year, “Sail On” is the most booked Beach Boys tribute band in the world.

This popular group will entertain you with some of the classic Beach Boys’ hits, such as “California Girls,” “Catch a Wave,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Help Me Rhonda,”  “Little Deuce Coupe,”  and “Surfin’ Safari.” All of the tribute band’s members are professional musicians who live and work in Nashville.  They have toured and worked in studios with some of the best rock and pop artists in the nation. All share an affinity for the golden age of pop music and love sharing the genius of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys with audiences across the country. This concert is presented by the non-profit Harlingen Concert Association.

Tickets are available online at HarlingenConcert.com or the Municipal Auditorium box office, (956) 216-5990.  The box office, located at 1204 Fair Park Boulevard, is open Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and an hour before the show.

The popular Downtown Morning Coffee will be held this month at the Texas Travel Information Center, 2021 W. Harrison Ave. from 8:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, March 5, 2020. The “Downtown Morning Coffee” is fantastic for networking opportunities, and a great way to promote your business. For more information  please call the Downtown Harlingen Office at 956-216-4910.

The McAllen Public Library and the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society are hosting the “2020 Rio Grande Valley Genealogy & Local History Symposium” on Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the McAllen Public Library, 4001 N 23rd St. You’re invited to come learn new strategies, resources, and techniques to sharpen your family history skills. This event, featuring lectures, workshops, and exhibitors is free and open to the public.

The Texas Heritage Independence Celebration (THICA), 13th Annual Texas Independence Celebration will be held on March 13-14, 2020. The event had adopted a new name, “Happy Birthday TexasFest” and is a two-day festival held at the San Benito Show Grounds. Their objective is to educate and celebrate Texas’ heritage by promoting our state’s history through symposiums, reenactments and community events that recreate this area’s rich and colorful culture. There will be an art exhibit, food vendors, live music and more. Visit https://www.happybirthdaytexas.com to see the full schedule.

The Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum, 2425 Boxwood St. invites you to a “Mosaic Art Class,” by Marco Martinez where you’ll be able to create your very own mosaic art Turkish Lamp. The two-day class will be held March 16 and 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a lunch break from noon to 1 p.m. The fee for the class is $85.00 per person which includes instruction and all materials. To enroll,  call the museum at 956-216-4901 or you can go by the museum and register at the front desk. Space is limited, so enroll today!

Don’t miss your chance to take a free walking tour of historic downtown Harlingen! There are only three more dates left: Saturday, March 14, 21, and 28. Your tour guide will cover history, murals, downtown buildings, businesses and more. Make sure you dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. The tour departs from J&B’s Cafe & will last about 90 minutes. Reservations are not required. For more information, call the Harlingen Downtown office, (956) 216-4910.