Friday, February 5, 2016

February Round-Up

This week, we're going to have a round-up of some of the most anticipated Tejano, conjunto, and lucha libre shows and events of the month of February.

--This past week, La Lomita Park de Pepe Maldonado in McAllen released their schedule of the popular conjunto acts that will be stopping by in the month of February. The line up of artists is as follows: Riley y Los Gilitos and Los Delta Boyz (2/7), Los Fantasmas del Valle (2/14), Pepe Maldonado and Los Nuevo Chachos de Jesse Gomez (2/21), Ruben de la Cruz y su conjunto and Los Tremendos Alacranes de David Flores (2/28). Entry fee is $10.00, and the music starts at 6 PM every Sunday night. For more information on these upcoming events, you can visit or call La Lomita Park owner and promoter Pepe Maldonado at 956-867-8783.

--The Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center (NMCAC) of San Benito will be having "A Romantic Evening of Poetry with Julieta Corpus" on Friday, February 12, at 7 PM. Julieta Corpus is a poet whose works has been featured in several publications, including the Festiva. Also, Edward Vidaurre will be reading, along with some music by Mario Mora. Donations are being accepted at the event, and the works of Corpus and Vidaurre will be on sale as well. At this same location, NMCAC will also be having their monthly Thursday "Conjunto Nites at the Chicho" event on February 18, with a soon to be announced artist. For information and details on these presentations, contact coordinator Soledad A. Núñez at 956-244-0373.

--Salinas Promotions returns to Los Portales Pulga in Mission on Friday, February 5, at 7:30 PM.  The main event will be Big Neurosis and Corazon de Barrio vs Silencio and Orquidia Negra, while the co-main event will feature Hijo de Monster, Mini Chucky and Psicosis Jr. vs Asterisco Jr., Temblor, and Temblor Jr. There will also be two other matches in the undercard. Pre-sale ticket prices are $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for children. The prices go up $5.00 at the door. For more information, call 956-457-9828.

--Jaime y Los Chamacos will be stopping by at the Gaslight Club in McAllen on Saturday, February 6. The cover before 9 PM will be $10.00, after that time, it'll be $15.00. Door will open at 7 PM.

--Attorney and promoter R. Bruce Tharpe, of Brownsville, TX, has been adding more and more professional wrestling gems to his streaming service. In the past two weeks, a Jose Lothario vs Hector Guerrero brawl from May 25, 1984, and a Terry Funk vs Mark Lewin scrap from April 27, 1979, were unearthed from the archives. Two totally different, but excellent matches between four great professional wrestlers. Check them out if you're a fan of old school, territorial professional wrestling.