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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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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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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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Visibilities: Intrepid Women of Artpace

January 9 - April 26

On view January 9 - April 26, 2020 For Artpace’s 25th anniversary year, Artpace has committed to focusing all non-residency exhibition programming to women artists in 2020. With this in mind, we will begin our 25th year with the exhibition "Visibilities: Intrepid Women of Artpace." A fair number of exhibitions in recent years have focused on the work of female artists, but none has focused on those coming out of Artpace’s International Artist-in-Residency program. With an eye to equity, the…

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Robert L. B. Tobin: Collector, Curator, Visionary

January 9 - April 26

The McNay honors the legacy of San Antonio arts advocate Robert Lynn Batts Tobin (1934­­­–2001) in its latest exhibition, Robert L. B. Tobin: Collector, Curator, Visionary, opening Thursday, January 9. This presentation reintroduces Robert L. B. Tobin to new generations of San Antonians through a mix of beloved artworks and theatre designs he acquired expressly to share with the public. Throughout his life, Tobin amassed an eclectic collection of important artworks, theatre arts masterpieces, and books dating from the 15th…

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Selena Forever/Siempre Selena

January 15 - June 5

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.

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Fashion Nirvana: Runway to Everyday

January 30 - May 17

From gowns to grunge, Fashion Nirvana: Runway to Everyday marks the first large-scale fashion and video art exhibition in McNay history. Set between the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and September 11, 2001, the innovative installation celebrates designers, models, celebrities, photographers, and video artists who made the 90s an iconic decade. Fashion Nirvana features over 50 runway to everyday garments by famous designers Christian Dior, Tom Ford, Jean Paul Gaultier, Carolina Herrera, Patrick Kelly, Isaac Mizrahi, Todd Oldham, Oscar de la Renta, Vivienne Tam, Gianni Versace, Vera Wang, and…

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Sound Maze Exhibit at The DoSeum

February 1 - May 31

Let your creativity shine and your mind wander through sound and music in The DoSeum’s 2020 Spring Exhibit, Sound Maze. This exhibit gives visitors the opportunity to interact, discover and engage with sound in a completely new way. Paul Dresher, composer and instrument inventor, would like to invite you “on stage” to experiment with his new instruments and discover the joy that making your own music can bring. It’s time to connect to the musical world in a way that…

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Exhibition: Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art

February 7 - May 3

Texas has been well known for its representational and figurative art—think Julian Onderdonk bluebonnets—since at least the nineteenth century. But by the mid-twentieth, parallel with innovations outside the region, several artists began a rigorous exploration of abstraction and non-objectivity. And it was women artists who were at the forefront. Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art explores this untold story. The first major survey to focus on Texas women working primarily in the mode of abstraction, the exhibition will…

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Anna In the Tropics

February 7 - March 1

Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is set in 1929 Florida in a Cuban-American cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand, and “lectors” are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The lector reads Anna Karenina as the play delves into desire, power, rivalry, secrets, and love. As the lives of a Cuban immigrant family begins to intertwine with the scandalous lives of Tolstoy’s characters, we ask what do we need to feel loved and alive?

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Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art

February 7 - May 3

Texas has been well known for its representational and figurative art—think Julian Onderdonk bluebonnets—since at least the nineteenth century. But by the mid-twentieth, parallel with innovations outside the region, several artists began a rigorous exploration of abstraction and non-objectivity. And it was women artists who were at the forefront. Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art explores this untold story. The first major survey to focus on Texas women working primarily in the mode of abstraction, the exhibition will include…

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Los Maestros: Early Explorers of Chicano Identity

February 13 - June 28

This exhibit at Centro De Artes gallery focuses on three of the founders of San Antonio’s Chicano arts movement of the 1960s and 1970s: Jesse Almazan, Jose Esquivel, and Rudy Treviño and will highlight their unique contributions and histories as individual artists. Curated by San Antonio arts organization Centro Cultural Aztlan. Centro De Artes gallery is located in Historic Market Square and is free to visit.

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XicanX: New Visions

February 13 - June 28

This national exhibit, displayed at Centro de Artes gallery, challenges previous and existing surveys of Chicano and Latino identity-based exhibitions. This group of 34 artists expands upon how Latinx artwork can be established across ideological borders; freely expressing a new wave of images and voices in a post-internet era. Centro de Artes gallery is located in Market Square. It is free and open daily.

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Los Maestros: Early Explorers of Chicano Identity

February 13 @ 8:00 am - June 28 @ 5:00 pm

This exhibition focuses on three of the founders of San Antonio’s Chicano arts movement of the 1960s and 1970s: Jesse Almazan, Jose Esquivel, and Rudy Treviño and will highlight their unique contributions and histories as individual artists. Curated by San Antonio arts organization Centro Cultural Aztlan.

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The Witte Museum Presents: Backyard Adventures

February 15 - May 3

Discover the wonders of nature and play to experience the fascinating science that’s in your backyard? Look no further than Backyard Adventures coming to the Witte Museum on February 15th! Backyard Adventures showcases interactive science displays such as Night Vision, Bee’s Eye View, Giant Pumpkin Bonanza, Critter Calls, Giant Skipping Rope, Backyard Sports, Garden Golf and an Augmented Reality Garden Bed. Engaging visitors with science and technology, this exhibit enables visitors to continue discovering the wonders of our own backyards long after leaving…

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Ballet Nepantla Presents Valentina

February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Ballet Nepantla tells stories to provoke the imagination of audiences and to help people see the beauty of our Latino culture. Nepantla evokes stories about Mexican and Mexican American people, about family, about love, and about struggles and triumphs. Through traditional ballet folklorico, and contemporary ballet, Ballet Nepantla presents VALENTINA, a collection of stories that speak to the strength and resilience of women during Revolutionary Mexico. VALENTINA tells stories of struggles and triumphs and explores the spaces between love and…

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Pop Con at San Antonio Public Library

February 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pop Con is a celebration of popular culture. We have authors, artists, anime, gaming, escape rooms, crafts, a Pop Swap, food trucks, a cosplay contest, and more. This year's author Guest of Honor will be Charlaine Harris and our artist Guest of Honor will be Jeffrey Alan Love. Other guests include Christopher Golden, John Picacio, Martha Wells, Babs Webb, David Liss, Coop, Ilona Andrews, Kiri Ostergaard Leonard, Grace Dravin, and Justin Chase Black.

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Remember

February 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Alamo and The Tobin Endowment proudly present the world premiere Remember, a musical honoring those who gave their lives for Texas. Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston, Davy Crockett, Carlos Espalier, Jim Bowie, and William Barret Travis sought better lives in Texas, a land of liberty, a land of new beginnings, a land of hope. And at the heart of the story, of Texas and all Texans to come is the Alamo. A musical concert featuring a 60-piece symphony, 11…

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Reading Red: An Artpace Book Club

February 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Reading Red – an Artpace book club – and explore literature that has inspired artists and exhibitions. In conjunction with Artpace’s 25th anniversary, we continue to celebrate Linda Pace’s legacy by discussing books and articles authored by women. We are kicking off our book club with Dreaming Red: Creating Artpace. Published in 2003, Dreaming Red contains a history of Artpace’s foundation and a personal history of its founder written by Linda Pace, essays from former Vice President of the…

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Le Conservatoire

February 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Ballet Conservatory of South Texas Company will be presenting Le Conservatoire, Dance of the Hours from La Giaconda, and Original Works on Saturday, February 29th at the Jo Long Theater in the Carver Community Cultural Center. This spectacular spring performance will inaugurate BCSTX's 15th Anniversary Celebration.

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Shadows of The Freeway: Growing Brown and Queer with Lydia Otero

February 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, February 29 at the Esperanza for a reading and plática with Lydia R. Otero! Her latest book, In the Shadows of the Freeway: Growing Up Brown & Queer, is a thought-provoking coming-of-age memoir about growing up in a Southwest city invested in urban development. Raised in an adobe house built by their mother, the author takes readers to a mid-20th century barrio that existed on the social margins of Tucson, Arizona despite sitting a little more…

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Remember

February 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Alamo and The Tobin Endowment proudly present the world premiere Remember, a musical honoring those who gave their lives for Texas. Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston, Davy Crockett, Carlos Espalier, Jim Bowie, and William Barret Travis sought better lives in Texas, a land of liberty, a land of new beginnings, a land of hope. And at the heart of the story, of Texas and all Texans to come is the Alamo. A musical concert featuring a 60-piece symphony, 11…

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An American In Paris

March 1 @ 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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Women in Photography: Bernadette Peña

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

“Nuestra Gente: A Tribute to Hispanic Innovators and Dreams,” is a photo exhibit curated by Bernadette Peña featuring portraits of children dressed as Frida Kahlo, Selena, and more to celebrate historic Hispanic figures who have impacted the American landscape. Free food will be provided.

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Carver Library Presents: Queens of Poetry

March 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Do you like Poetry? Come on over to Carver Library on Thursday, March 5th to hear the unapologetic talent of Ms. Jessica Care Moore and Dr. Joanne Gabbin. Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson will be the Mistress of Ceremony for the evening. Jessica Care Moore is the CEO of Moore Black Press, Executive Producer of Black WOMEN Rock!, and founder of the literacy-driven, Jess Care Moore Foundation. An internationally renowned poet, playwright, performance artist, and producer, she has published multiple works and…

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La Musica De San Anto: A Mural Restoration Event

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come join us for food, fun, and entertainment while supporting a good cause and the Westside Development Corporation! Meet the artist, David Blancas, who originally painted the mural and is now working to restore this culturally relevant treasure! We hope you come out to be a part of its rejuvenation!

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Beginning Ballet for Adults (all levels)

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Description: In this class, participants will acquire flexibility, ease of movement, dexterity, and strength through the intelligent use of ballet technique and movement practice. Ballet technique is a foundation for aerial work, so if you're looking for a greater understanding of the body as a whole, this class is for you! Also, Amber is a local dance artist, educator, and treasure to the city - we're so lucky she's teaching at Aerial Horizon! Prerequisites: No experience needed. All are welcome!…

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Runway

March 5 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join other fashionable and philanthropic Hunger Fighters for the San Antonio Food Bank’s annual signature fashion show event, Runway. We are proud to be partnering with R World again as well as with Saks Fifth Avenue to bring you beautiful fashion and an amazing show. This year we will turn back time with a mid-century modern theme and enjoy the evening with fashion, delicious cuisine and drinks, and more.

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Diode Editions AWP20 Reading & Reception

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This AWP, come celebrate the launch of the 2020 Diode Editions catalog at The Good Kind Southtown in San Antonio on Friday, March 6th from 6:30-9:30. Featuring Diode authors and more.

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THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY

March 7

This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTSTM – LIVE FROM BROADWAYTM has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

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Briscoe Lil Partner Spring Break: “Tales and Trails”

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hit the trail and head West without ever leaving the River Walk during Briscoe Western Art Museum’s Lil Partners spring break series, “Tales and Trails”. With Lego animation, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, storytelling, cowboy games and more fun than you can lasso, capture the excitement and adventure of the West, learn about the Western lifestyle and the see the stories shared through Western art brought to life. Lil Partners “Tales and Trails” offers children and caregivers different activities to…

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Maker Faire SA

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

WHAT IS MAKER FAIRE? Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these MAKERS to demonstrate their hobbies, experiments, and projects. We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Glimpse the future and get inspired! WHEN & WHERE? The event takes place Saturday,…

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San Antonio Book Festival

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The free, daylong event is a gift to visitors and the citizens of San Antonio, bringing books to life through author presentations, innovative panel discussions, and book sales and signings. Also included in this fun day of literary entertainment are family activities such as children’s theater performances, a technology area, interactive play and art stations, and a selection of the city’s famous food trucks. SABF, which generates more than $1 million for the city’s economy, is the signature program of…

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Inspire’s On Fire!

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Inspire’s On Fire 3D Exhibition and Juried Art Show is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate 3D Art. The event takes place at Inspire’s Studios at 1943 N. New Braunfels Ave on April 4 from 5 pm – 9 pm. There will be a raffle, auction, 3D artwork vendors, BBQ plates, and entertainment! Contact info: info@inspirefineartcenter.org 210-829-5592

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Arts e Platters

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Arts e Platters is the Autism Treatment Center’s annual fundraiser that features a silent auction of platters decorated by some of San Antonio’s most talented artists. This year Kodi Lee, winner of America’s Got Talent will be joining us for a guest performance during the program portion of the evening. We will also be presenting our 2020 Art of Humanity Award to entrepreneur and philanthropist, Richard Ojeda. The event will be held on Thursday, April 9th in the Stars at…

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Viva Botanica

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Viva Botanica is a family Fiesta event celebrating the world of plants. See the beautiful Botanical Garden at the height of spring, with fun Fiesta-themed activities for the kids. Shop for San Antonio-friendly plants at the plant sale. The San Antonio Botanical Garden Society Inc. supports the San Antonio Botanical Garden in inspiring people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives. Admission is $12 for adults and $9 for children (3-13 years…

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Fiesta San Antonio

April 16 - April 26

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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Acrylic Pouring and Resin Art 101 with Mixed Media Girl!

April 18 @ 9:00 am - April 19 @ 3:00 pm

Come learn fluid art (acrylic pouring and resin art) with Mixed Media Girl at RK3 Designs Studio in Seguin, TX! DAY 1 - ACRYLIC POURING Learn everything thing you need to know to start acrylic pouring. We'll start the class by teaching you what materials and supplies are used for pouring and how they are used. You will then learn to mix your paint properly to get the best consistency. Finally, you will learn 4 common techniques used in paint…

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47th Annual Fiesta Arts Fair

April 18 @ 10:00 am - April 19 @ 5:00 pm

Fiesta Arts Fair is an annual, art-focused fundraising event that provides general operating support for Southwest School of Art; the only independent college of art in Texas. What began as a small art fair in 1973, has since grown into one of the highlights of the Fiesta San Antonio®, with an annual attendance of approximately 12,000 people. The 2-day event takes place early in the Fiesta San Antonio season on the campus of Southwest School of Art and generates funds…

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Art Family Saturday

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join BSC for a fun afternoon of interactive projects at our free Family Saturday. Artists of all ages are invited to explore BSC’s current exhibitions Novel Ideas, Giveth and Taketh, Secret Passage, Publishing Agains the Grain, and Accumulated Discoveries of the Endless Expedition through creative hands-on activities.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Having just celebrated their 60th anniversary, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater bring with them a flood of new and exciting works alongside modern classics in three mixed programmes that demonstrate the unparalleled artistry that has defined them.

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RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles presents The Best of Abbey Road Live! In celebration of the anniversary of the release of Abbey Road, RAIN will bring the greatest hits to life in addition to all your early favorites. This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!” (Associated Press). Experience the world’s most iconic band and come celebrate The Best of…

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The Bachelor Live on Stage

May 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The most successful reality romance series in the history of television is coming to your hometown. The Bachelor Live on Stage Official Tour guarantees all the drama, the gossip and the romance of your favorite TV show in one delightful evening for the ultimate fan party. Previous Bachelor and Bachelorette favorites will serve as your hosts, as one eligible hometown Bachelor is introduced to local ladies from the audience for a chance at love. For the first time ever, Bachelor…

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Eleven Reflections on September

May 16 @ 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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Summer Artisan Show, presented by Hiltons of San Antonio

July 31 @ 11:00 am - August 2 @ 11:00 pm

Experience the beauty of the San Antonio River Walk at the Summer Artisan Show by shopping at over 40 handmade artisan booths including pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork, and more. Stay closer to the action with Hilton by booking any of their 50+ branded hotels in the San Antonio area at travel.hilton.com/ArtShow.

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Labor Day Artisan Show, presented by Hiltons of San Antonio

September 4 @ 11:00 am - September 7 @ 11:00 pm

Experience the beauty of the San Antonio River Walk at the Labor Day Artisan Show by shopping at over 40 handmade artisan booths including pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork, and more. Stay closer to the action with Hilton by booking any of their 50+ branded hotels in the San Antonio area at travel.hilton.com/ArtShow.

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Fall Artisan Show, presented by Hiltons of San Antonio

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

Experience the beauty of the San Antonio River Walk at the Fall Artisan Show by shopping at over 40 handmade artisan booths including pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork, and more. Stay closer to the action with Hilton by booking any of their 50+ branded hotels in the San Antonio area at travel.hilton.com/ArtShow.

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Holiday Artisan Show, presented by Hiltons of San Antonio

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

Experience the beauty of the San Antonio River Walk at the Holiday Artisan Show by shopping at over 40 handmade artisan booths including pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork, and more. Stay closer to the action with Hilton by booking any of their 50+ branded hotels in the San Antonio area at travel.hilton.com/ArtShow.

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