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Selena Forever/Siempre Selena

January 15, 2020 - January 10, 2021

The McNay pays tribute to 90s icon, singer, designer, and Texas legend—Selena Quintanilla-Pérez—with five photographs by award-winning San Antonio photographer John Dyer. Selena was the subject of Dyer’s photo assignments for the cover of Más Magazine in 1992 and again for Texas Monthly in 1995, just months before she was tragically killed at age 23. Selena Forever/Siempre Selena is organized by the McNay Art Museum, curated by Kate Carey, Head of Education. Included with General Admission. Please note that the McNay will re-open on June 26, 2020. 

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Fiesta Couture: Behind the Seams

July 30 - November 15

Glimpse behind the “seams” at the design processes, skilled artisans and trade secrets that together result in the most glamorous night of Fiesta. The coronation of the Queen of the Order of the Alamo is a spectacle like no other, filled with pageantry and tradition. Each coronation is organized around a theme which is selected up to two years in advance. The Mistress of the Robes, the Court Artist and the dressmakers are responsible for translating the theme into coronation…

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OrigamiintheGarden²

September 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - May 9, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Making its Texas Debut, this outdoor sculpture exhibition created by American artists Jennifer and Kevin Box, captures the delicate nature of the origami paper art form in museum-quality metals. The exhibition opens to the public September 19, 2020 - May 9, 2021. Please note that visitors should make a reservation online for the San Antonio Botanical Garden. 

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Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art

September 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - January 18, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

With nearly 60 artworks of present-day Chickasaw painters, potters, sculptors, metalsmiths and weavers, this exhibition conveys a beautiful and compelling contemporary visual story. From oil and watercolor to textiles and metals, glass, bronze and other materials, the artworks of 15 featured Chickasaw artists in this exhibition are unique, intrinsically Southeast in design and distinctive among today’s contemporary tribal artists.

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YOSA Standing Ovation Week

October 19 - October 23

Join us online for an inspiring week of music and conversation during YOSA Standing Ovation Week, October 19-23, 2020. YOSA Standing Ovation Week is a series of virtual conversations and performances highlighting the heroes of music during COVID-19. An amazing guest lineup will feature performers and leaders from San Antonio and around the world. Master of Ceremonies Rick Cavender will host the week’s events. Tune in to watch at yosa.org/watchlive. Sponsorships and donations from this event support YOSA (Youth Orchestras…

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Bucktoberfest at the Buckhorn Saloon

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

It's Bucktoberfest y'all! Join us for our first annual Bucktoberfest at the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum! We will have traditional German foods, beers, vendors and live music with Terry Cavanagh. Bring the whole family - Bucktoberfest is open to all ages! 9am - Close Bar 9am - 9pm Cafe 4pm - 8pm Vendors 6:30pm - 9:30pm Terry Cavanagh The Buckhorn will be adhering to all city and state COVID mandates. We have rigorous sanitization procedures to ensure guest safety. Masks…

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Burial Ground: Exploring African American Resting Places

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for history and intrigue as we explore City Cemetery #3. Tour groups of 9 with masks will embark on the cemetery to uncover the buried history of San Antonio African Americans. Meeting place on the corner of Wyoming and Palmetto. Look for the big black tent.

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Muertitos Fest: Amor y Esperanza

November 1

This November 1, 2020, SAY Sí reimagines it’s largest annual community event, Muertitos Fest, as a virtual experience. Due to the pandemic, Muertitos Fest 2020 will be transformed into a month-long season of virtual programs that will be showcased at muertitosfest.com and on social media. Visitors can expect: Educational Workshops | A Virtual Mercado | Video Performances from Local Talent | A Gallery of Student Artwork | An Interactive Community Altar | Video Tours of Folk Art Collections & More!…

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Movies in the Park: Better Off Dead

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Looking for a fun, socially distanced date night or outing for the family? Hemisfair and Slab Cinema have partnered to bring Movies in the Park back to the lawn at Yanaguana Garden! This fall movie series begins at sundown and requires tickets in advance to ensure safe social distancing. Snacks available for purchase onsite. Nov. 1: Better Off Dead (1985), starring John Cusack Surrealist teen comedy film starring John Cusack and written and directed by Savage Steve Holland. It tells…

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Darkside of the Drive-In: A Think:EXP live music social distancing experience featuring the music of Pink Floyd

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sunday November 1, 2020 – Darkside of the Drive-In: A Think:EXP live music social distancing experience featuring the music of Pink Floyd. The experience starts as soon as you pull up with a Drive-Thru themed “haunted tunnel” entrance for all the below events, and attendees can experience every show with 5 MASSIVE LED screens visible from all parts of the venue. Performing live Dark side of the Moon + hits are: Scott Page (Pink Floyd), Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp), Kenny…

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CANCELLED: Fiesta San Antonio

November 5 - November 15

Fiesta® San Antonio started in 1891 as a one-parade event to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. That historic commemoration still takes place, but for more than a century, Fiesta® has grown into a celebration of San Antonio’s rich and diverse cultures and today is one of this nation’s premier festivals, featuring over 100 events with an economic impact of more than $340 million. Funds raised by official Fiesta® events provide…

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CANCELLED: Fiesta Fiesta at Hemisfair

November 5 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Fiesta Fiesta officially kicks off 11-days of food, fashion, music, entertainment, and family-friendly fun – all benefitting local, nonprofit causes. The official kick-off gathers the Alamo City together for one evening for revelers to experience the diversity and culture Fiesta embodies. There is something for everyone, and Fiesta Fiesta is a must-do for seasoned and novice partygoers alike. In 2020, Chef Brian West returns with his closest chef friends to Fiesta Fiesta with Taste of the Republic, the VIP culinary…

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Tinkerfest

November 7

Calling All Who Tinker, Make, And Create! Join us on November 7th for The DoSeum's first annual Tinkerfest--a daylong celebration of curiosity and creativity! Guests of all ages will explore how things are made and how things work through exciting make-tivities throughout The DoSeum. Let’s get our hands messy and celebrate what it means to be a maker-centered community! Tinkerfest activities: Rocket making and blast off! Giant paper airplane construction Creative workshops with Artist-in-Residence Sarah Sudoff Motorcycle take apart Make-a-mess…

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12th Annual Diwali SA Festival of Lights

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

The culture, food, music, and arts of India will be celebrated virtually during the 12th Annual Diwali SA Festival of Lights beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, November 7. Guests can participate for free at www.DiwaliSA.com. During the virtual festival, online attendees can purchase Indian food, clothing, jewelry and more from vendors who will take online orders. Highlights include Indian cooking, henna, trunk shows, saree/turban wrapping and live painting. The day concludes with a professionally produced video including nostalgic footage of…

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Olmos Ensemble with Vadim Gluzman and Timothy Jones

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

Classical music returns to Tobin! International violinist Vadim Gluzman joins Olmos Ensemble for an evening of classical chamber music, featuring Principal players of the San Antonio and Houston Symphonies. Program includes Mother Goose Suite by Ravel and "The Soldier's Tale" by Stravinsky, with narrator Timothy Jones. In-person and Livestream tickets available through the Tobin Center Box Office.

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Allerseelen

November 7 @ 8:00 pm - November 8 @ 8:00 pm

ALLERSEELEN (pronounced al-er-ZEE-len) is a German term for All Souls’ Day. In this video featurette, Jump-Start Company member Sheila Sisler-Currie provides an opportunity to glimpse a a less-familiar take on an annual celebration here in south Texas. ALLERSEELEN is presented from the point of view of the recently departed "Mama" whose spirit visits the celebration to look back on moments of significance and joy.

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CANCELLED: Texas Cavaliers River Parade

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

There’s nothing quite like the Texas Cavaliers River Parade. Festive music fills the air and vibrant floats pass by as thousands watch from the banks of the San Antonio River. This one-of-a-kind parade started in 1941 after a group of Texas Cavaliers witnessed boats and barges decorated with flowers in the “floating gardens” of Mexico City. This coincided with the San Antonio River bend restoration, and the Texas Cavaliers decided to bring this unique experience to our city. The first…

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CANCELLED: A Night in Old San Antonio (NIOSA)

November 10 - November 13

“A Night In Old San Antonio®” (NIOSA®) is a four-night festival, Tuesday through Tuesday, November 10-13, 2020 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the heart of downtown San Antonio that celebrates the city’s diverse cultural legacy for more than 85,000 revelers annually during the city’s Fiesta San Antonio® celebration. Through the magic of 200-plus food, drink and atmosphere booths; 14 continuous live musical acts; children’s games; decorations; souvenirs; and 10,000+ volunteers, NIOSA brings the city’s heritage alive in 15 areas.…

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CANCELLED: Battle of Flowers Parade

November 13 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Battle of Flowers® Parade is the founding event of Fiesta® San Antonio, attracting crowds of more than 550,000. It is the only parade in the United States produced entirely by women, all of whom are volunteers. The city of San Antonio owes its annual Fiesta to a small group of passionate, dedicated women who started it all with the first Battle of Flowers® Parade in 1891. What began as a patriotic celebration to honor the heroes of the Alamo, Goliad and the…

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Celebration of Poetry

November 14

Poetry is a gift and something everyone can enjoy receiving or creating. We invite you to join us on Saturday, November 14th for our Celebration of Poetry event - our final Author Series program of the year. The event is free with admission and will feature three fun activities: Painting a Poem, Nature Poetry, and Rhyming Rhythms. Let’s celebrate the power of poetry and the author in you! All Day Activities Include: Painting a Poem In this activity, children will…

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CANCELLED: King William Fair

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Approximately 35,000 visitors attend our fun-filled, family festival on the final Saturday of Fiesta® San Antonio each year. The King William Fair is the primary fundraising event for the King William Association, a non-profit organization that works to preserve and protect the oldest residential historic district in Texas and promotes the unique cultural heritage of San Antonio. Beginning with a delightfully funky parade, the day-long event offers a variety of art and craft vendors, lively music, dance, Kids Kingdom play…

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CANCELLED: Fiesta Flambeau Parade

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - November 15 @ 12:00 am

Time to start planning for the 72nd Annual Fiesta Flambeau® Parade! This marks the second year in a row our parade has been named “best” in our budget category. Last year Best in the World by the International Festivals and Events Association and in August 2019, Best in Texas at the Texas Festivals and Events Association. Two great awards that make us proud to be Flambeau® members and Fiesta® family. The theme for the 2020 Flambeau® Parade is “Celebrating Classic…

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