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Six Flags Fiesta Texas Fright Fest

September 13 - November 2

Prepare yourself for the biggeset, scariest, and more terrifying Fright Fest ever in the 26 years of Six Flags Fiesta Texas. There's no escaping the Frights By Night when the monsters come out to play and you have nowhere to hide. Fright Fest includes themed scare zones bound to make you scream in addition to haunted houses, but that's not all; enjoy your favorite coasters in the dark or see some of the world-class shows exclusively at Six Flags Fiesta…

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Culinaria Wine + Food Festival

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - September 29 @ 6:00 pm

It’s the place to see San Antonio’s best chefs all in one place and all you pay is the price of admission to rub elbows with some of the brightest stars in our city. Not to mention, taste, taste and taste some more of the culinary creations they’ve designed. Add to the flavors your choice of wine, beer or cocktail and the setting of the Texas Hill Country and your weekend is complete!

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SeaWorld San Antonio’s Howl-O-Scream & Spooktacular

September 27 - October 27

Spooktacular: Enjoy kid-friendly Halloween shows and activities, fun for both kids and parents alike! Take an underwater adventure while you trick-or-treat through the park. Then work as a team to make your way through the hay maze. But don’t forget to visit your furry friends at Pet’s Ahoy to see a special Halloween show. Howl-O-Scream: Howl-O-Scream has transformed the peaceful park you once knew into something sinister this Halloween. Nightfall has awakened hundreds of creatures roaming scare zones and lurking…

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Día de los Muertos San Antonio

October 26 - October 27

Día de los Muertos San Antonio, the largest and most unique celebration of Day of the Dead in Texas, expands out of La Villita into Hemisfair. The free, two-day, family-friendly event — popularly known as "Muertos Fest” — blends traditional Day of the Dead art and culture with a curated line-up of alt-Latino music, old-school conjunto legends, and the stylings of local bands that have created the unique San Antonio sound. USA Today hails the event as “one of 10…

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Muertitos Fest: Mestizo

November 1 @ 6:00 am - November 2 @ 4:00 pm

This November 1-2, 2019 SAY Sí presents its FREE Muertitos Fest, a Día de los Muertos festival celebrating the tradition that ties our city to Mexico and commemorates the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio. Día de los Muertos, originating in Mexico, is a time when families and communities remember those dearly departed and honor the continuity of life. Every year, SAY Sí curates one of San Antonio’s most comprehensive Día de los Muertos celebrations, providing educational context to the…

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Day of the Dead San Antonio

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us in celebrating Day of the Dead San Antonio in La Villita Historic Arts Village! Enjoy hands-on, family-friendly activities in Las Catrinas Plaza. Explore Día de los Muertos altars and see colorful skull sculptures. Experience culinary delights from premier chefs from Mexico and San Antonio in the Barrio Gastronomico. Have your face painted with the traditional and historic calavera design. You have never seen a Day of the Dead celebration like this before.

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NYFA Immigration Artist Mentoring Program

June 27 @ 11:00 am - September 29 @ 6:00 pm

Join the celebration for the opening of a new exhibit featuring the first round of participants in the NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program in San Antonio. The Department of Arts & Culture presents an exhibition of visual art, film, and performance by the first round of participants in the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program in San Antonio. Participating Artists: Lorena Angulo, Richard Armendariz, Jose Balli, Marisela Barrera, Gregg Barrios, Kim Bishop, Hayfer Brea Rodriguez,…

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La Revolución Mexicana: 100 Years Later

August 29 - November 24

In 2010, one of the greatest living Mexican printmakers—Artemio Rodriguez—created a portfolio of linoleum block prints to mark the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. These brilliantly contrasting black and white prints include portraits of prominent figures on both sides of the struggle. The artist’s portrait of dictator Porfirio Diaz and the Eurocentric nature of his rule strikingly contrasts the portrait of the great revolutionary leader, Emiliano Zapata, on horseback in rural Mexico with small farms and mountains in the…

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Melanie Rush Davis | A Requirement of Time

August 30 - September 29

Opening reception: Friday, August 30, 5:30-7:30 On display: Aug. 30 - Sep. 29, 2019 A 2019 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA Exhibition An exhibition documenting a lifetime of photography by the celebrated “pinhole queen” of San Antonio, Melanie Rush Davis (1955–2018), including dozens of portraits, parades, and haunted locations presented as a linear series.

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San Antonio Art League Artist of the Year Jane Dunnewold Exhibit and Reception

September 8 - October 27

Each year since 1946 the San Antonio Art League and Museum has selected an artist as Artist of the Year. The artist is selected from a group of nominees by a panel of independent jurors who are art educators, museum curators, gallery owners, and art critics. The San Antonio Art League and Museum Artist of the Year 2019 is accomplished fabric artist, instructor and author Jane Dunnewold. We will celebrate Jane and her work with an exhibit at the San…

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Painting for Performance

September 12 - December 8

Organized as a companion exhibition to Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage, Painting for Performance presents an array of designs by five visual artists who ventured into the world of performance. This exhibition offers a unique opportunity to view rarely seen costumes and backdrops from productions created by Georges Rouault, Paul Jenkins, David Salle/Jeff Koons, and Terry Winters. Designs are complemented by paintings and prints by the artists. Among the productions featured in Painting for Performance are George Balanchine’s…

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Stitches

September 12 - October 18

Centro Cultural Aztlan is pleased to present Stitches; a two-person exhibit showcasing the melting pot of culturas that make up Chicano Arte, featuring Raul Servin and Victor Tello. Stitches brings together two incredibly talented artists who have been showing in galleries in San Antonio for over four decades. This unique exhibition showcases the melting pot that has created Chicano Art. The title for the exhibit “Stitches” was chosen to honor Victor's mother, who began quilting as a young girl, and…

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Aliento a Tequila

September 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Photographer Joel Salcido’s Aliento A Tequila photographic exhibit visually explores and celebrates the landscape, culture, and traditions that gave birth to tequila, Mexico’s mestizo national drink. The series includes the original distilleries that literally founded the industry, as well as a series of artisanal tequileras committed to the ancestral ways of tequila-making, from harvest to bottle. The exhibit was curated by Roy L. Flukinger, M.A., Emeritus Senior Curator, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin. The series…

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This Is a Test

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
9/21/2019, 9/22/2019, 9/27/2019, 9/28/2019

“This Is a Test” by Stephen Gregg With a special performance by CSDC’s IMPS Improvisation Troupe Sept. 20-21, 27-28, 7:30 p.m. As the ticking clock reminds you, only 60 minutes remain to complete this oh-so-important predictor of your future. But you didn't get the review sheets, the teacher doesn't like you, and your classmates are blatantly cheating. Time passes and the voices in your head remind you that though you are having trouble with the test, your personal life is…

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The Doobie Brothers

September 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Born out of Northern California’s chaotic, late-1960s musical stew, The Doobie Brothers’ rugged, real and authentic approach to rock and roll made them biker bar stalwarts. But their self-titled debut album in ’71 went beyond just leather and motorcycles, revealing even more musical layers; sweet three-part harmonies and rootsy, introspective, acoustic flavors. The Doobie Brothers’ legacy has been built upon not just hit records, but also an unrivaled commitment to musical integrity and a steadfast allegiance to their enthusiastic fan…

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UTSA’s Friends of Shakespeare present Twelfth Night

September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Hosting a return of Actors From the London Stage, UTSA's Friends of Shakespeare and the Department of English welcome five British actors and their performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The actors’ impressive credits include productions with the National Theatre, the Old Vic Theatre, and the Royal Court Theatre. The performers play multiple roles in a production that utilizes simple costumes and minimal scenery, with an emphasis on the craft of acting and the riches of Shakespeare’s language. Performances begin at…

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Parabola: A Community Reading Series

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gemini Ink is excited to announce the launch of a new monthly tradition created in partnership with the San Antonio River Foundation. Family-and pet-friendly. Plenty of parking. BYOB. Each reading features local, regional, and nationally-recognized authors reading alongside emerging writers from across San Antonio. Join us each month as we celebrate our city's vibrant literary culture.

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ARTS San Antonio Presents Actors from the London Stage Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare from London, United Kingdom

September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

MISTAKEN IDENTITIES, DISGUISES, AND LOVE TRIANGLES. Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night sees the great playwright blending his comic and dramatic devices with masterful dexterity. Even now, its riches entertain and delight, with some of Shakespeare’s most fame language bolstered by deeper, richer currents of love, desire, grief, and transformation. Twelfth Night is a deliriously enjoyable romantic comedy not to be missed. Founded in 1975, Actors from the London Stage is one of the oldest touring Shakespeare theatre companies in the world. Housed…

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Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights

September 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Legendary modernist Gertrude Stein’s 1938 Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights riffs on versions of the Faust myth, questioning traditional notions of knowledge, identity, and power. Doctor Faustus sells his soul to Mephisto for the power of electric light. A viper in the woods bites Marguerite Ida and Helena Annabel, a mysterious woman whose name is a mash-up of iconic literary characters. Suddenly, after Doctor Faustus heals her, she gains the power of natural light without selling her soul, making the…

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Marga Gomez’s “LATIN STANDARDS” (3 performances!)

September 27 @ 8:00 pm - September 29 @ 3:00 pm

Join us at the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center on Friday, September 27; Saturday, September 28th; and Sunday, September 29th for Marga Gomez's Latin Standards! Friday, September 27 at 8pm Saturday, September 28th at 8pm Sunday, September 29th at 1pm Latin Standards was named New York Times “Critic’s Pick” for its “winning heart and humor.” Written and performed by award winner Marga Gomez and directed by David Schweizer, "Latin Standards" recalls Marga's childhood in Washington Heights with her father, Willy…

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SA Chamber Choir presents “The Great American Songbook”

September 28 - September 29

Celebrating American classics from Steven Foster to Pete Seeger, from Yankee Doodle of the 18th century to the Promise of Living—and topping it off with an appearance from Mark Twain played by famed SA actor Allan Ross! For our 15th Anniversary Season opener, we’ve commissioned a brand new work from LA composer Shawn Kirchner. Join us! Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 at 8pm in San Marcos at St. Mark's Episcopal Church San Marcos Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 at 3pm at Coker…

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The Creativity of a Narrative Arc with Ivelisse Rodriguez

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us at Gemini Ink for a Master Class with Ivelisse Rodriguez. Outlining and creativity are often seen as diametrical. In writing a story, creativity isn’t enough, there has to be a certain structure in place to hold your story up. In this workshop, we’ll learn how to use the traditional narrative arc to outline and write stories. We’ll identify key points integral to story making, such as the conflict, the climax, and the rising action. In doing so, we’ll…

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UTSA’s Friends of Shakespeare present Twelfth Night

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Hosting a return of Actors From the London Stage, UTSA's Friends of Shakespeare and the Department of English welcome five British actors and their performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The actors’ impressive credits include productions with the National Theatre, the Old Vic Theatre, and the Royal Court Theatre. The performers play multiple roles in a production that utilizes simple costumes and minimal scenery, with an emphasis on the craft of acting and the riches of Shakespeare’s language. Performances begin at…

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Mo Amer at LOL San Antonio

October 3 @ 8:00 pm - October 5 @ 11:00 pm

Stand-up comedian Mo Amer is returning to his home state of Texas for his first solo shows since breaking out on the international stage with his Netflix special The Vagabond. Catch the second stop of Mo Amer's 3 town Texas tour in San Antonio at Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club from October 3 to 5. Mo Amer is an Arab American stand up comedian and writer of Palestinian descent, known for his iconic work with the comedy troupe “Allah Made…

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The Poet as Citizen Scientist

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

In this four-part series of experiential workshops, we will explore how taking on a Citizen Science project in nature can deepen one’s writing while making a real contribution to science. Conversely, we will explore what special traits a creative writer brings to the pursuit of Citizen Science.

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Muertitos Fest: Mestizo Exhibition Opening

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The exhibition opening of SAY Sí’s Muertitos Fest, a 2-day Día de los Muertos festival celebrating the tradition that ties our city to Mexico and commemorates the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio.

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Fashion Brunch

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us Oct 6th from 11am-3pm for a Fashion Show while enjoying our delectable brunch. We will have designs straight from the runaways of New York Fashion week by designers Official Kimora Lee Simmons & CZAR by Cesar Galindo. Thank you so much to SLOAN/HALL and Lisa Astorga for supporting this wonderful brunch.

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Family Day: Egyptian Adventure

October 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Walk like an Egyptian while you explore the art of ancient Egypt through family tours and fun activities. Craft an Egyptian collar, make a mummy book, and write your name in hieroglyphs on papyrus! Children 12 and under are free.

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Art Party: Haunted Museum

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Boo! Put the art in the pARTy and enjoy a craft cocktail, cash bar, live music by the Canned Beets, and spooky themed tours. Bring a date! Costumes encouraged—just note, no full masks or accessories such as wands, swords or scepters allowed in the galleries. Art Party is a collaboration of the Museum and KRTU 91.7 FM. Free with Museum admission Adults: $20 Seniors (65+): $17 Students: $12 Members: FREE Children (12 & under): FREE Don't miss the last Art…

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Art Party: Haunted Museum

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Put the art in the pARTy and enjoy a craft cocktail (cash bar), live music, and themed tours. Art Party is a collaboration of the Museum and KRTU 91.7 FM.

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Eric Andre

October 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

ERIC ANDRE is the creator and host of Adult Swim’s hit series “The Eric Andre Show.” He’s also a writer and executive producer for the network’s new late night comedy “Mostly 4 Millennials,” which premiered on July 1st and airs Sundays at midnight. Andre also lends his voice to the hyena ‘Azizi’ in Disney’s reimagining of THE LION KING (July 2019), from director Jon Favreau.

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Mario Ybarra Jr. | “…like a cow visiting a butcher shop…”

October 12 - December 1

Opening reception: Saturday, October 12, 4 - 7 PM On display Oct. 12 - Dec. 1, 2019 An installation resembling a hybrid-butcher shop / musical stage set, with hams and cuts of meat made of wood. This piece was originally shown at ARCO Madrid 2013 and this will be its first presentation in the US. Mario Ybarra, Jr., is a visual and performance artist, educator, and activist who combines street culture with fine art in order to produce what he…

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FIVE X FIVE

October 12 - December 1

Opening Reception: Sat.. Oct. 12, 2019 4 - 7 PM On display Oct. 12 - Dec. 1 A group show of 5 artists representing Southern California, South Texas, and Chicago, working in various modes with shared concerns of social justice. These artists will team up with 5 writers to expand the context of their work, find commonalities, and amplify the results of individual practices. This exhibition is curated by Mario Ybarra, Jr. Artists: Ruth Buentello (San Antonio), Rosalie Lopez (Long…

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Fertility, Blessings and Protection: Cultures of Baby Carriers

October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - June 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Different tribes and people groups have developed their own systems and styles of baby carriers based on their unique cultures, ways of living, weather, customs and aesthetic experiences. Baby-carrying styles offer insight to child-rearing methods, religion, social structure and craftwork of cultures. Body-carrying offers the baby a sense of safety and enhances the closeness between the parent & child. Underlying them all is the universal foundation of love, affection and devotion of parenthood. The Asian “Baby Carriers” International Touring Exhibition…

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Poetry at the Park: Monarch Migration

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Gemini Ink returns to the great outdoors for a brisk fall event! Learn about the cultural significance of the monarch migration while enjoying the sights and sounds of Crownridge Canyon with experimental poet and songwriter Amalia Ortiz sharing examples of her work with us along the way.

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ARTS San Antonio Presents The Kingdom Choir from London, United Kingdom

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

FROM THE ROYAL WEDDING! The Kingdom Choir is best known for their show-stopping performance at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this past May. The group’s performance of Stand By Me, seen by a global audience of over two billion, instantly catapulted the Choir to worldwide fame. Founded in 1994 by award-winning conductor Karen Gibson, the choir draws from various Christian traditions and is dedicated to creating a sound that reflects the community they share through their…

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Miranda Sings: WHO WANTS MY KID?

October 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Colleen Ballinger is a multihyphenate: actor, comedian, trained vocalist, writer and executive producer. Best known for portraying her character “Miranda Sings,” a personality that is the polar opposite of Ms. Ballinger, Colleen has amassed over 20 million followers across social media and passed 2 billion views on YouTube. She can currently be seen as Miranda on her Netflix Original Series Haters Back Off!, as well as headlining the worldwide tour “Miranda Sings Live...No Offense.” Colleen is also the co-author of…

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Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage

October 17 - December 29

Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage features more than 120 objects from the renowned Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts, an unparalleled treasure-trove of scenic and costume designs amassed by Robert L.B. Tobin, the late San Antonio visionary who recognized and championed theatre arts as fine art. Performance design has increasingly become an essential part of contemporary artists’ creative practice. Modern artists like Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger, Natalia Gontcharova, Joan Miró, Robert Indiana, Louise Nevelson, Robert Wilson, and…

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Sebastián 50+ Years 100+

October 17, 2019 - May 1, 2020

The Department of Arts & Culture hosts the latest city-wide exhibit “Sebastián in San Antonio: 50+ Years / 20+ Sites / 100+ Works”. The exhibit includes more than 100 sculptures and works of the famed Mexican artist, on display through May 2020 in more than 20 locations accessible to residents and visitors alike. The featured works span the artist’s more than 50-year career. Sebastián also created the nearly two decades-old “Torch of Friendship” which stands at the intersection of Alamo…

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Russian Ballet Theatre presents “Swan Lake”

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Swan Lake, which has mesmerized audiences for over a century, is based on a German fairy tale. Tchaikovsky’s score tells the tragic love story of Prince Siegfried and Swan Princess, Odette, who is cursed to be a swan by day but a young woman at night. The Russian Ballet Theatre’s new production will captivate audiences with time-honored Russian traditions while adding new choreography, hand painted sets, radiant hand sewn costumes, artistic hair designs and special effects makeup. The production’s hand-painted…

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Visiting Artist Talk: Rainey Knudson

October 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trained in literature and entrepreneurship, Rainey Knudson is the founder and former publisher of Glasstire, which is the oldest online-only art magazine in the country. She named the magazine as an homage to an artwork by Robert Rauschenberg, who was originally from Port Arthur. Knudson bought the glasstire.com domain in 2000 for $35, and built the original website. Today, Glasstire has an annual budget of over half a million dollars and a staff of eight. Its archive of 36,000 articles…

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Tribal Seeds with special guests New Kingston and Tropidelic

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Based in San Diego, rock-reggae band Tribal Seeds come at their music from a different angle, more influenced by bands like Steel Pulse and Aswad than the common touchstone of Sublime. Formed in 2005 by the Jacobo brothers, singer Steven and producer Tony-Ray, the group issued its debut album, Youth Rebellion, that same year. The album was the first of many to be released on the group's own label, including a self-titled album in 2008 plus The Harvest from 2009.…

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Michael W. Smith: 35 Years of Friends

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Gospel Music Hall-of-Famer and multi-platinum Grammy®-Winner Michael W. Smith has announced plans for his fall headlining tour celebrating 35 years of his groundbreaking, iconic song “Friends”. Smith says, “I’m really excited about the 35 Years of Friends Tour this fall. We had an event this spring, here in Nashville, where 56 of my friends and fellow artists came together to celebrate my 35 #1’s and the 35th Anniversary of FRIENDS. It was an amazing night – and, for me, brought…

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JUNO’S GIFT: TOUCHING JUPITER – A CONVERSATION WITH SCOTT BOLTON

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Dr. Scott Bolton, Associate Vice President at the Southwest Research Institute, is the visionary renaissance man behind NASA’s Juno Mission.In person, Scott easily talks about his passion for science, art and music and can explain the most complicated concepts inspiring and motivating both academicians as well as curious wide-eyed children. Dr. Scott Bolton, Associate Vice President at the Southwest Research Institute, is the visionary renaissance man behind NASA’s Juno Mission. His ability to think outside of the boxes, combined with…

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Las Cafeteras

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Born and raised east of the Los Angeles river, Las Cafeteras are remixing roots music and telling modern day stories. Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound and positive message. Their Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles. Using traditional Son Jarocho instruments like the jarana, requinto, quijada (donkey jawbone) and tarima (a wooden platform), Las…

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Experience Hendrix

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

FEATURING: Buddy Guy, Billy Cox, Joe Satriani, Jonny Lang, Dweezil Zappa, Doyle Bramhall II, Eric Johnson, Dug Pinnick, Chris Layton, Mato Nanji, Kenny Aronoff, Slide Brothers, Henri Brown, and Kevin McCormick. Hailed by critics and fans alike as the 'Guitar Event Of The Year,' the multi-artist celebration known as the Experience Hendrix Tour is set to return in 2019. These special concert performances present legendary artists who join together to pay homage to Jimi Hendrix. Now in its second decade,…

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Celebrate Day of the Dead at Centro de Artes!

October 24, 2019 - January 19, 2020

The City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture will celebrate Day of the Dead with two exhibitions opening on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Centro de Artes Gallery. The Day of the Dead in Art Curated by Dr. Ruben Cordova Artistically, Mexico has defined Day of the Dead since the late 19th century, with printmaker José Guadalupe Posada as the key figure. Mexican artists have continuously produced quantities of stellar art. The national government has aggressively and successfully…

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Inkstravaganza

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Help us celebrate the power of creative writing in young lives! This year we spotlight our Writers in Communities (WIC) program and Texas Poet Laureate, Carrie Fountain, whose award-winning poetry and writing for youth bridges genres and centers the experiences of young readers.

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Texas Podcast Conference

October 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ready to take the deep dive into podcasting to share your business, cause or personal message? Then the Texas Podcast Conference (TexasPodCon) is the best place to start! Learn from podcasters with up to 15 years of experience. Meet with production companies who can take the heavy lifting out of the tech side of podcasting so that you can focus on sharing your message. Test out microphones, room treatments, home/office studio setups. From mobile podcasting options to full fledged studio…

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Jeanne Robertson

October 25 @ 7:30 pm

At 75 years young, Jeanne Robertson continues to charm audiences with her humorous observations about life around her. This former Miss North Carolina, standing tall at six-foot-two, has a vivacious personality, heart and sense of humor. Jeanne tours nationally and appears regularly on the Grand ‘Ole Opry. She has nine nationally released DVDs, three books, hundreds of hours on SiriusXM satellite radio and over 62 million YouTube views.  The demand for Robertson's family-friendly and engaging brand of comedy has grown exponentially.…

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A Conversation with Bruce Campbell

October 25 @ 8:00 pm

Join actor, producer, writer and director, Bruce Campbell in a viewing of the 1992 Sam Raimi cult-classic Army of Darkness.  Campbell will follow up the viewing with a lively conversation about the film, his career, and his future endeavors… as well as a question and answer session with the audience.

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My House But Not My House: Surrealist Poetry & the Imagination

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us at Gemini Ink for a Master Class with Laura Eve Engel. What we love most about our dreams is also what can make them mysterious to us: they’re of our making, but out of our control. Surrealism aims to access the parts of our minds that build the imaginative landscapes we visit in our dreams, to turn those parts loose on our waking lives, and our writing. In this generative master class, we’ll explore the many functions of…

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Felipe Esparza: The Bad Hambre Tour

October 26 @ 7:00 pm

Felipe Esparza is a stand-up comedian and actor, known for his 2012 stand-up special “They’re Not Gonna Laugh at You”, his recurring appearances on “Superstore” and “The Eric Andre Show”, “Last Comic Standing” (winner – 2010), his podcast “What’s Up Fool?” on the All Things Comedy Network and his newest stand-up special, “Translate This”, which premiered on HBO in 2017.

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Haunted History Halloween Tour

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Discover mummies, monsters, and spirits haunting our galleries. All ages and costumes are welcome, but please no full-face masks or accessories such as wands, swords, or scepters in the galleries.

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Dia de los Muertos Celebration con Esperanza

November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us in celebrating our dearly departed familia, friends, and ancestors at our annual Día de los Muertos celebration! Admission is free! There will be displays of community altars/ofrendas, live music, face painting for children, food, and more! The evening will highlight readings of literary ofrendas to remember our dead, and calavera poems that poke fun at the living and their untimely encounters with La Muerte or La Catrina. We will also have a procession through the neighborhood, so please…

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Elementz Fest

November 2

What is Elementz? Elementz is a day long festival presenting music, art, shared experience, community service, and education to unite and empower our community to solve local challenges and encourage sustainable behaviors through our actions. We believe real change is brought about when an enlightened community comes together towards a common goal of helping improve the lives of their neighbors, while considering the needs of the natural world we are all born from, reliant upon, and return to.

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BODYTRAFFIC

November 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

World-class, Los Angeles contemporary dance company, BodyTraffic, pays homage to traditional dance styles and techniques. This company takes pride in its world-class modern dances and is deeply committed to producing acclaimed works by distinctive choreographic voices. BodyTraffic has performed for sold-out audiences at prestigious theaters and festivals around the world. Bodytraffic.com

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Family Day: Dia de los Muertos

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Museum invites children and their families to explore the collections, create art, and share Sundays together. This Family Day is themed Dia de los Muertos!

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Notes to Gilgamesh: Crafting a Novel in Verse

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The novel in verse traces its origin to the epic poem, filled with its heroes and battles. Its recent literary resurgence speaks to its ability to provide a voice to marginalized communities. This four-session workshop will bridge the structure and narrative of the novel with the immediacy and imagery of poetry. Participants will consider contemporary examples of the form and begin their own novel in verse.

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Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival

November 9 - November 10

Luminaria's Contemporary Arts Festival is the premier showcase event for artists of all genres. We inspire the City of San Antonio with weekend celebration of the arts. Saturday, November 9th from 7 PM to Midnight in Hemisfair is the free after-dark Contemporary Arts Festival of San Antonio, Texas. Artistic partners include Artist Foundation of San Antonio, National Association of Latino Arts & Culture, Contemporary Arts Month and the Mexican Consulate. Sunday, November 10th from 11 AM – 3 PM in…

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The Art of the Opening with Andrew Porter

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

How does one create a compelling opening to a short story or novel? In this course, we’ll examine not only what makes a good opening sentence, but also what makes a good opening paragraph or scene. We’ll move beyond simply “hooking” the reader and explore strategies for quickly connecting readers with characters. Part of the class will be spent exploring these strategies and part will focus on exercises designed to create compelling openings yourself, openings you might one day use…

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Visiting Artist Talk: Amaranth Borsuk

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Amaranth Borsuk is a poet, scholar, and book artist whose work encompasses print and digital media, performance and installation. Her most recent volume is The Book (MIT Press, 2018), an exploration of a technology we think we know intimately. Her books of poetry include Pomegranate Eater (Kore Press, 2016); As We Know (Subito, 2014), an erasure collaboration with Andy Fitch; Handiwork (Slope Editions, 2012), winner of the 2011 Slope Editions Poetry Prize; and Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012),…

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David Feherty: Live Off Tour

November 15 @ 8:00 pm

(Tickets on sale April 5th at 10am.) How do you describe the offbeat antics of David Feherty? With a sharp wit and irreverent style, the professional golfer turned golf analyst, talk show host and sports broadcaster has made a name for himself as one of the most hilarious and irrepressible personalities in golf. The New York Times called him “a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Johnny Carson.” Of Feherty’s live one-man show, Golf Digest said: “Uncensored and unhinged, and worth the price of admission.It really…

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25th Biennial Monte Vista Home Tour

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Trinity Hosts 2019 Monte Vista Historical Association Home Tour The University will open four of its Oakmont Court residences and Parker Chapel for Tour In celebration of its 150th anniversary, Trinity University is partnering with the Monte Vista Historical Association (MVHA) for its 2019 Home Tour set for Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The MVHA Home Tour is a biennial event, which features residences in the historic Monte Vista area. Tickets are required and can…

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Once

November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actors/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music…

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6th Annual Holiday Fair

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for our 6th Annual Holiday Fair. It's your one-stop shop for unique finds from local artisans. Interested in becoming a vendor? Register online before November 1.

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Visiting Artist Talk: Amanda Hunt

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Amanda Hunt is Director of Education and Public Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and co-curator of the 2019 Desert X Biennial in Palm Springs. Past appointments include Associate Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, and Curator at LAXART, Los Angeles, where she helped coordinate the 2012 Pacific Standard Time Public Art and Performance Festival for the Getty Research Institute, and Made in L.A. 2012, the Hammer Museum’s first Los Angeles biennial. At the…

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Ranky Tanky

December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ranky Tanky, originating from South Carolina, plays Gullah music. Gullah is a creole language and culture among African Americans who live in the low country region of South Carolina. From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, Ranky Tanky performs this unique music form while audiences enjoying an equally unique culture experience! Rankytanky.com

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Re/Devaluing Colorism: Intersections of Skin Color and Currency

December 13, 2019 - April 5, 2020

Opening reception: Friday, December 13, 5:30-7:30 On display: December 13 - April 5 Guest curated by Aissatou Sidime-Blanton Re/Devaluing Colorism: Intersections of Skin Color and Currency addresses questions of skin color in historic and contemporary social hierarchies. Colorism, as a discriminatory impulse, has a long history and is evident across cultures and countries. This group exhibition comprised of ethnically and socio-economically diverse female artists will respond to this phenomenon and its deleterious outcomes ranging from self-loathing to the sexualization of…

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Holiday Artisan Show

December 13 @ 11:00 am - December 15 @ 11:00 pm

Vendors display and sell beautiful handmade merchandise along the San Antonio River Walk. Artisans are different for each show but usually include pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork and more. Friday and Saturday: 11AM-11PM Sunday: 11AM-8PM

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Art Party: ¡Salud! Santé! Cheers!

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Put the art in the pARTy and enjoy a craft cocktail (cash bar), live music, and themed tours.

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METdance

January 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

METdance brings their passion and excitement to the world of dance. This Houston-based company enthralls audiences with their diverse range of movements. From comedy and humor to poignant and dramatic, from fierce athleticism to detailed minimalism, METdance is committed to presenting works that speak to everyone regardless of their background or experience with dance. Metdance.org

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Call of the Wild

February 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

JACK LONDON'S CLASSIC TALE LIVE ON STAGE This multi-media adventure mixes classic story telling with projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the magnificent cross-bred offspring of a St. Bernard and Scottish Collie. Kidnapped from his lavish life on a California estate and sent to work as a sled dog during the great Klondike Gold Rush, Buck fights to survive and becomes the most famous dog in the whole history of the northland. Sensory Friendly Performance is on Monday,…

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STOMP

February 7, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show…

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An American In Paris

March 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

ROMANCE! ADVENTURE! GERSHWIN! In post-war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Gershwin's soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love in this breathtaking production. Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry's life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret…

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Eleven Reflections on September

May 16, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Eleven Reflections on September is an introspective look on the lives of Muslim Americans living in the aftermath of 9-11. This all-woman, Middle Eastern music ensemble performs spoken word; the poems you will hear progress from lyrical to abstract and broken, as they span the fall of the Twin Towers, the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, the rise of the Arab Spring, the refugee crisis, and more. The evening promises to be a concert, a performance art piece and…

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