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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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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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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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Tsuyoshi Anzai: Healthy Machines Exhibit

October 4, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Tsuyoshi Anzai specializes in kinetic art and video. He creates simple-structured machines by making impromptu combinations of everyday items, exploring the relationships between humans and objects. “What is health? Health is undoubtedly one of the prime values of our lives. The word “health” comes from Old English “hal” which means “wholeness.” Then “health” is “complete and total condition” in the English foundational meaning…In 2007 and 2009, I was given a surgery to enucleate a brain tumor. A side effect following…

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Larry Graeber and Sterling Allen: Formal Proof Exhibit

October 4, 2019 - January 5, 2020

In Formal Proof, Sterling Allen and Larry Graber address established methods of display– from floor, to ceiling, to wall, to pedestal to marry them with practice and establish a dialog amongst their work. Often starting from physical and image-based debris gathered from various sources, both artists generate works responding to their materials’ histories, the language it employed in the previous context from which it came, crossed with how it confronts formalism and can exist within each artists’ established vernaculars. This…

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Margaret Craig: Sea Islands Exhibit

October 4, 2019 - January 5, 2020

“My artwork is a contemplation on the ways we affect the plants and animals around us, and how we may be affected by them. I approach this both from a biology background as well as from artistic printmaking methodologies. My most recent interpretation involves plastic, which I repurpose and evolve into creatures which might one day populate the congregation of trash in the ocean gyres. This is not without precedent. The bacteria, ideonella sakainsis, eats plastic. With this piece, conceived…

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Joey Fauerso: Teardowns Exhibit

October 4, 2019 - January 5, 2020

In Teardowns, San Antonio-based artist Joey Fauerso presents new work continuing her investigation of themes of culture, gender, family, and humor as a method of response to our socio-political climate and the destructive and reconstructive natures of humanity. The exhibition features a 50-foot mural inspired by the White House’s Diplomatic Reception Room wall paper Views of North America. The mural is presented along with sculpture, video, and performance-based works, including the wooden blocks which have served as both prop and…

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Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement

October 11, 2019 - January 5, 2020

The special exhibition Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement focuses on three generations of young and rebellious artists, designers, and makers who revolutionized the arts in Britain from 1840 to 1910. Organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Birmingham Museums Trust, the exhibition features 150 works drawn from the rich collection of the city of Birmingham, England, and includes paintings, drawings, books, sculptures, textiles, stained glass, jewelry, and decorative objects. It will be…

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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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Portals of a People: Sabra Booth at Mission San Jose

October 12 @ 9:00 am - December 30 @ 5:00 pm

Portals of a People by 2019 Artist-in-Residence Sabra Booth is presently on display at Mission San José through Dec. 30. The exhibit is located in the Soldier’s Quarters and Granary in the northwest corner of the Mission and is supported by the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park and Mission Heritage Partners. Collagraph prints of native plants on Japanese kōzo paper are illuminated by natural light and Led lights. All the plants depicted were vital to the indigenous cultures 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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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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Magik Theatre presents Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol

November 19 - December 19

Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol Book and lyrics by Ken Ludwig and Jack Ludwig, based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens November 19, 2019 – December 19, 2019 Recommended for all ages Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won’t give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge’s mind – perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Can this clever boy and his…

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The Children’s Nutcracker

November 21 - November 23

Join the Children’s Ballet of San Antonio as 200 young artists take the stage to perform a modern rendition of the classic holiday favorite in, “The Children’s Nutcracker.” This full-length production brings to life Tchaikovsky’s beloved score with dazzling costumes, multimedia integrated scenery, award-winning classical dancers, gifted artists of diverse disciplines and abilities (including special needs artists), gymnasts, actors and other performing artists ranging in age from 3 to 19. The performance marks the company’s exciting debut at the Lila…

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Aristist in Residence

November 21, 2019 - January 12, 2020

Since 2017, the DoSeum has partnered with professional mid-career artists who seek ways to challenge the young curious minds of San Antonio through their art and encourage them to engage with the exhibits through activities that provoke them to think outside of the box. The Artist-in-Residence exhibits provide children with the opportunity to interact with their work and appreciate the artistic process while still connecting themes of STEM and literacy. The DoSeum is thrilled to exhibit two artists this year.…

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2nd Annual Contemporary Western Show

November 22, 2019 - January 4, 2020

Forget the Old West. Here comes the Right Now West. Featuring Works By Artist, Miles Glynn of Bozeman, Montana. Felder Gallery invites you to come see Where The West Is Fun at our 2nd Annual Contemporary Western Show. This time, we are showcasing works by Miles Glynn from his Wallflower and pulpWESTERN series. The show will run from November 22, 2019 – January 4, 2020 with an opening reception, featuring a personal appearance by the Montana-based artist, on Friday November…

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Blue Man Group

November 22 - November 24

Over 35 million people on our blue planet have experienced the surprising and exciting show that is BLUE MAN GROUP. And now, the Blue Men return with a new show — BLUE MAN GROUP SPEECHLESS TOUR. The world-renowned bald and blue trio embarks on a new journey of discovery, the result of over 27 years spent observing humanity. SPEECHLESS will feature new and original compositions, acts, and instruments alongside iconic Blue Man Group moments based in joy, art, music, comedy,…

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24th Annual ZONARTE Holiday Mercado de Aztlan

November 22 - November 24

Don’t know what to get your hard-to-shop for familia and friends? Wouldn’t you love to gift them something special and one-of-a-kind? Get a head start on all of your holiday shopping at the FREE international ZONARTE Holiday Mercado de Aztlan, hosted by Centro Cultural Aztlan. November 22-24, 2019 FREE and open to the public…GRATUITO y abierto al público Friday November 22 6:00-9:00pm Saturday & Sunday November 23-24 10:00am-6:00pm View the newest creations from a wide range of artisans from San…

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Holiday Art Market

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for our 3rd Annual Holiday Art Market brought to you by the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. This free event is an outdoor market focusing on fine arts and high-end artisan products, with fun for all ages! Stop and shop for unique items for the entire family, including beautiful artwork, home decor, gourmet food, accessories, gifts and much more--just in time for the holidays! Bring the family to enjoy live holiday music, meet Santa Claus, sample hot…

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Yanaguana Indian Arts Market

November 23 @ 10:00 am - November 24 @ 5:00 pm

Native American artists showcase and sell their handmade work including jewelry, pottery, basketry, carvings, beadwork and more. The market also features dance performances, music, artist demonstrations, and Native American-inspired food.

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Holiday Sip and Shop at the Witte Museum

November 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the Witte Museum and get your family and friends something unique! Enjoy 20% off your entire purchase and complimentary giftwrapping. Mimosas and Pastries will be served!

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Willie Nelson & Family

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

With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor, and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In recent years, he has delivered more than a dozen new album releases, released a Top 10 New York Times bestseller…

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Las Nuevas Tamaleras

November 29 - December 15

The popular comedy, Las Nuevas Tamaleras, written by playwright Alicia Mena, opens the 2019 season at Thiry Auditorium at Our Lady of the Lake the day after Thanksgiving, November 29, 2019. Tickets go on sale September 15, 2019. The classic Christmas play has entertained audiences in San Antonio for 26 years and is considered as much a holiday tradition as, The Nutcracker. Many families make it part of their annual holiday festivities and anxiously await its return year after year!…

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30th Annual International Peace Market/Mercado de Paz

November 29 @ 10:00 am - December 1 @ 6:00 pm

The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center celebrates 30 years of combining the arts with economic sustainability, international exchange, and social consciousness. Peace Market provides a family-friendly safe environment that honors the importance of moments and spaces where people gather outdoors and indoors together as community. This year the market will be held on Friday, November 29 & Saturday, November 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, December 1, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. As one of the…

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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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Museum Store Sunday

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Holiday shopping with a purpose! Visit participating museum shops and enjoy special discounts at the start of Members' Double Discount Week (through December 7). Non-members enjoy 10% off their entire purchase and members receive 20% off (exclusions apply).

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URBAN-15’s 16th Annual Holiday Laser Show

December 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Holiday Laser Show is much beloved by the thousands of students throughout Bexar County. Since 2003, over 71,000 have attended the free student concerts. By popular demand, URBAN-15 will also present a FREE matinee performance to the general public on Sunday, December 1st at 4 pm. The first half of the show will be holiday-themed and family-oriented, while the second half is for true laser show aficionados, featuring more abstract visual and sonic expressions. In addition to long careers…

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The Doo Wop Project

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

Love the classic sounds of Frankie Valli, The Drifters, and The Del Vikings? Ever wonder what Maroon 5 would sound like if they had lived in the Doo Wop era? The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. In their epic shows, The Doo Wop Project takes audiences on a journey from…

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Martina McBride: The Joy of Christmas Tour

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

Multiple Grammy®-nominated country icon Martina McBride’s incomparable vocals have kept her at the top of the charts, garnering six No. 1 hits and twenty top 10 singles. Selling more than 18 million albums to date, McBride has earned fourteen Gold, nine Platinum, three Double Platinum and two Triple Platinum certifications. McBride has been honored with more than 15 major music awards, including four wins from the Country Music Association and three Academy of Country Music Awards for Female Vocalist of…

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John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons

December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Latin History for Morons is inspired by the near total absence of Latinos from John Leguizamo’s son’s American History books. Leguizamo embarks on an outrageously funny, frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school history project. From a mad recap of the Aztec Empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Pitbull into 110 irreverent and uncensored minutes above and beyond his…

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U.S. Army North Holiday Concert

December 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

To celebrate the holidays and honor our community, veterans, and those serving in our Armed Forces, U.S. Army North is hosting a free holiday concert. No tickets are required, everyone is invited, and the venue has open seating and free parking. The show will feature "Fort Sam's Own" 323d Army Band, musicians from the University of the Incarnate Word, a visit from Santa, and lots of holiday cheer the whole family will enjoy. Entitled, "Portraits of Home" - the show…

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Playdates: Festivals and Celebrations

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Playdates cultivate, nurture and inspire creativity while developing an appreciation of art and world cultures. Toddlers experience stories, gallery activities, hands-on art, movement and music. Space is limited, first-come, first-served. Playdates is for ages 2 to 4.

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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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Create Your Own Charcuterie Board

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Holiday season is in full swing, and we invite you to learn from James Beard Award nominee and owner of Cured at The Pearl, Chef Steve McHugh about creating the perfect charcuterie board. Visit the website for more information.

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Art to Lunch: Elegant Pursuits

December 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Take a bite out of your lunch hour with a two-object tour. Enter the world of the Chinese scholar for this gallery talk on the special exhibition, Elegant Pursuits, which celebrates Wuxi, China’s friendship with San Antonio. Bring you own lunch or treat yourself to a meal at Tre Trattoria.

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Lecture: Dystopia to Utopia: How Radical Victorians Transformed the Industrial World

December 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This lecture introduces radical artistic thinkers from the Victorian era (1837-1901), Britain's first machine age. The critic John Ruskin realized that industrial workers were treated as mere "fuel to feed the factory smoke" while William Morris demanded a revolution allowing a return to the craftsmanship and hand productiom of the middle ages. As industrialization created what Ruskin, a pioneering ecological campaigner, called "the storm-cloud of the nineteenth century" made of "dead men's souls," Pre-Raphaelite artists painted the natural world with…

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Magik Theatre Presents Frozen, Jr.

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - December 7 @ 8:15 pm

This Fall, the Magik Performing Arts Academy presents a full length, professionally staged production of Frozen Jr. for students ages 8 to 17 on December 6 and 7, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with…

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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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Free Family Night: Victorian to Steampunk

December 7 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Get into the holiday spirit with fun art activities that range from traditional Victorian to Steampunk! Craft Victorian angel ornaments, Steampunk collages, and more at this festive, free family night. This program has been generously underwritten by grants from the Charity Ball Association and the Faye and William L. Cowden Charitable Foundation.

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River of Lights Illumination

December 7 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy family-friendly art activities, free general admission, and the Museum Reach River of Lights.

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Teardowns Performance Ft. David Hurlin and Laeree

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Blue Star Contemporary and exhibiting artist Joey Fauerso for a special evening of performance activating her exhibition Teardowns currently on view in BSC's main gallery. The event features performance artist Laeree and musician David Hurlin. Also take this opportunity to talk with Fauerso in person about the work on view. David Hurlin is a composer, drummer, tabla player, poet, performance artist, devotee of Lord Shiva. Hurlin is known for his dynamic range which aims to be expressive of…

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Sensory Sunday: Mythic Creatures

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

- Description: Featuring the special exhibit, Mythic Creatures, Sensory Sunday at the Witte invites individuals and families with disabilities or sensory processing differences to explore a section of the museum in an extra-accessible and comfortable environment. This exclusive before-hours event features: – A welcoming, less crowded environment – Light, sound and distraction reduction – Sunglasses and earplugs available on request – A designated “Chill Zone” quiet space – Extra sensory-friendly activities

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Handel’s Messiah Presented by The San Antonio Mastersingers

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Continuing a favorite annual holiday tradition, the San Antonio Mastersingers, under the baton of director Dr. John Silantien, will present Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3 PM at University United Methodist Church, 5084 DeZavala Road. The 120-voice Mastersingers chorus, orchestra and soloists will perform the oratorio’s Christmas selections, as well as the iconic “Hallelujah” Chorus. Tickets may be purchased online at www.samastersingers.org or at the door. General Admission Tickets are $25; VIP Tickets (preferred seating) are $50.

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Jonathan Van Ness: Road to Beijing

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

As the star of the Emmy-nominated web series Gay of Thrones, and the Emmy-winning reality show Queer Eye, Jonathan Van Ness has become known in the entertainment industry for his fabulous, unstoppable energy. Now, he brings that energy to the stand-up stage with an unforgettable live show, serving cirque-du-so-gay-realness between stand-up sets so good your face will be in need of a massage from all the smiling. It’s all inspired by his ongoing attempt —and lifelong obsession —to become a…

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Criss Angel RAW: The Mindfreak Unplugged

December 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Criss Angel has dominated the world of magic for over a decade, but even with his incomparable success, Criss’ passion is to constantly create and bring his magic revolution to fans everywhere. The new show Criss Angel RAW – The Mindfreak Unplugged brings Angel’s famous sleight of hand street magic, mentalism, and even some of his most iconic illusions to life – all performed in an intimate, raw setting. This extraordinary evening of magic unplugged features Criss and some of…

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Holiday Trunk Show

December 10 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Local artisans showcase unique holiday gifts, and the Museum Store offers a special sale on Western-themed gifts, books, and apparel. Extended museum hours. Admission is free and includes access to the museum.

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Art Crawl: Exploring the Five Senses

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 pm

Bring your babies into the galleries. Art selections enhance parent-child interactions. Tour includes group play and social time. This program has been generously underwritten by grants from the Charity Ball Association and the Faye and William L. Cowden Charitable Foundation.

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Four Treasures: Member Evening with Leon and Karen Wender

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn about Chinese scholar’s rocks and other elements of scholarly life with Leon and Karen Wender, specialists in modern and contemporary Chinese art.

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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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The Nutcracker presented by the San Antonio Youth Ballet

December 13 - December 16

San Antonio Youth Ballet presents an enchanting, timeless Christmas classic featuring a live orchestra at the Scottish Rite Theatre. Kick off the holiday season with our talented dancers ranging from three years old to professional ballerinas. Tickets are only available online, all seating details are located on Eventbrite.

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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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San Antonio’s Inaugural Santa Paws Pet Parade

December 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join Dog Friendly San Antonio at the 2nd annual Coffee & Cordials Festival at Hemisfair Park. Entry to the festival is free, and Early Dog registration for the Santa Paws Parade and costume contest starts at $10. Santa Paws Parade registration will be open from 9:30 - 10:30AM. The parade will begin at 11AM, with winners of the costume contest announced promptly after. Costume categories are Best Ugly Christmas Sweater, Best Doggy-Owner Duo, and Best in Show. Group costumes require…

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Holiday Performances at ITC

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Enjoy two classic Holiday performances at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures. The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio will present two performances, with suites from their rendition of The Nutcracker. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church will perform a traditional Pastorela play, a morality tale about shepherds going to visit the Holy Family in Bethlehem and the snares the Devil uses in attempts to dissuade them.

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Art Family Saturday

December 14 @ 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 Teardowns, Sea Islands, Formal Proof, and Healthy Machines with creative hands-on activities.

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The Nutcracker 2019

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Quenedit Dance Theatre (QDT) will perform The Nutcracker Ballet on Saturday, December 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:00 p.m. at the Lila Cockrell Theatre. This will be the sixth annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet by QDT since the company was founded in May 2014 by Artistic Directors, Catalina Garza and Ernesto Quenedit, a former principal dancer with the National Ballet of Cuba. QDT Company members, along with dancers from Quenedit Ballet School and the San…

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Lecture: Unsettled Histories with Gabriela Germaná

December 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The lecture will examine the aesthetic and social transformations of two well-known typologies in the field of Peruvian folk art: the narrative wooden boxes known as retablos Ayacuchanos and the painted boards known as tablas de Sarhua. Both typologies were originally produced for ritual and social purposes in rural communities in the highlands of Ayacucho during the nineteenth-century. Since then retablos and tablas have circulated between the folk art system and the tourist market. However until recent times, they have…

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ARTS San Antonio Presents: American Midwest Ballet The Nutcracker

December 19 - December 21

A FAMILY FAVORITE RETURNS! ARTS San Antonio Proudly Presents American Midwest Ballet The Nutcracker, From Omaha, Nebraska, United States, Presented in Collaboration with San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet and the Dorothy Keck Dancers of San Antonio December 19, 2019 | 7:30 p.m. December 20, 2019 | 7:30 p.m. December 21, 2019 | 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. Always fresh, lively, and thoroughly entertaining, The Nutcracker returns with the visual splendor and charming story that make it a family favorite. Set to one…

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Art to Lunch: Mid-Winter Festivities

December 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Take a bite out of your lunch hour with a two-object tour. Bring you own lunch or treat yourself to a meal at Tre Trattoria. The longest, coldest night of the year is approaching, but dawn always breaks again. This gallery talk will examine how various cultures celebrate the return of the sun.

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Hecho a Mano

December 21 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

For over 30 years, Hecho A Mano has celebrated San Antonio’s culturally unique and vibrant artisan community. The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center has partnered with its neighbor the Avenida Guadalupe Association to bring Hecho a Mano to the Plaza Guadalupe. This Outdoor Market is FREE and open to the public. Each year hundreds of art lovers and holiday shoppers seek out the handmade items by local artists that encompass both traditional and contemporary styles.

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Alamo Vaudeville with host Zach Meacham!

December 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Returning to San Antonio for another great show this year, Courvier Productions is pleased to Present Alamo Vaudeville Season 6 Live in the Grand of all theaters the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. A blend of wonderful Performers, with host Zach Meacham! Directed by Ronnie Courvier, whose show business career spans back to his friendship with late legend Hal Roach (Creator of The Little Rascals and Laurel and Hardy). Alamo Vaudeville a classic wholesome show for the Christmas holiday…

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Voices of Recovery Storytelling Workshop

January 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - January 12, 2020 @ 2:30 pm

Our Voices of Recovery Workshops are 2-day weekend workshops in which participants are guided by professional writers in crafting the story of their unique cancer journey, and then sharing their stories the next weekend in a private celebratory evening of storytelling and inspiring live musical selections. These workshops are open to anyone affected by cancer: Fighters, Survivors, Caregivers, Physicians, Family, or Friends. No previous writing experience required. Workshops run two weekends and are held quarterly. Space is limited.

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Texture Culture Photo Exhibition

January 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Highlighting African American's natural hair and experiences throughout San Antonio, Texas.

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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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The SpongeBob Musical

January 24, 2020 - January 26, 2020

A legendary roster of Grammy® Award winners. A visionary director and a Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved characters. Turn them loose on stage and what do you get? The SpongeBob Musical, the bold, original musical The New York Times declares, “BRILLIANT!” “Wonders pour from the stage in a ravishing stream of color and invention” (Time Out New York) as Broadway’s best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart…

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Parade of Lanterns

January 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - February 8, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

Ten 26-ft. long boats carrying enormous illuminated lanterns will float throughout the downtown section of the River Walk. Enjoy the spectacular lantern show for free each night- new lanterns added annually. Check out the parade route map on TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com/events

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The Gurwitz International Piano Competition – Grand Opening All-Star Judges’ Showcase!

January 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Grand Opening ALL-STAR Judges’ Showcase will be an unprecedented display of world talent featuring Gurwitz judges and guest artists from the SOLI Chamber Ensemble and Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. In the spirit of piano artistry, The Gurwitz presents public competition to discover the next generation of top young pianists from around the world while bringing the art of classical piano with World Music that celebrates cultural diversity.

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The Gurwitz International Piano Competition – Round I Day (Morning Session)

January 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Gurwitz will start its contestant performances with a morning session of fifty minute recitals by the first three contestants in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall of Trinity University. In the spirit of piano artistry, The Gurwitz presents public competition to discover the next generation of top young pianists from around the world while bringing the art of classical piano with World Music that celebrates cultural diversity.

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The Gurwitz International Piano Competition – Round I Day 1 (Evening Session)

January 27, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The evening session of Round I, Day 1 with fifty minute recitals by the next 3 contestants at the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall of Trinity University. In the spirit of piano artistry, The Gurwitz presents public competition to discover the next generation of top young pianists from around the world while bringing the art of classical piano with World Music that celebrates cultural diversity.

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The Gurwitz International Piano Competition – Round I Day 2 (Morning Session)

January 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The morning session of Round I, Day 2 with fifty minute recitals by the next 3 contestants at the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall of Trinity University. The Gurwitz presents public competition to discover the next generation of top young pianists from around the world while bringing the art of classical piano with World Music that celebrates cultural diversity.

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The Gurwitz International Piano Competition – Round I Day 2 (Evening Session)

January 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The evening session of Round I, Day 2 with fifty minute recitals by the last 3 (of overall 12) contestants at the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall of Trinity University. In the spirit of piano artistry, The Gurwitz presents public competition to discover the next generation of top young pianists from around the world while bringing the art of classical piano with World Music that celebrates cultural diversity.

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The Gurwitz International Piano Competition – Round II (Morning Session)

January 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The morning session of Round II with the first 3 (of 6 remaining) semi-finalists. Round II will feature work(s) from composer(s) of Latin or Spanish origin, as well as a work from the competitor's home country. In the spirit of piano artistry, The Gurwitz presents public competition to discover the next generation of top young pianists from around the world while bringing the art of classical piano with World Music that celebrates cultural diversity.

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The Gurwitz International Piano Competition – Round II (Evening Session)

January 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The evening session of Round II with the last 3 (of 6 remaining) semi-finalists at the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall of Trinity University. Round II will feature work(s) from composer(s) of Latin or Spanish origin, as well as a work from the competitor's home country. In the spirit of piano artistry, The Gurwitz presents public competition to discover the next generation of top young pianists from around the world while bringing the art of classical piano with World Music that…

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The Gurwitz International Piano Competition – Festival Feature Concert! with Hiromi

January 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Special Feature Concert with International Jazz Pianist, Hiromi (Japan)! Day four takes a quick break from the week-long competition for a special concert at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre with internationally-renowned jazz composer and pianist Hiromi! In the spirit of piano artistry, The Gurwitz presents public competition to discover the next generation of top young pianists from around the world while bringing the art of classical piano with World Music that celebrates cultural diversity.

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The Gurwitz International Piano Competition – Round III, World Music Round

January 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Featured guest artists from the Silk Road Ensemble: Kinan Azmeh, clarinet (Syria) and John Hadfield (USA), percussion will perform with each of the three remaining finalists a commissioned work by San Antonio composer Ethan Wickman at the Charline McCombs Empire Theater. In the spirit of piano artistry, The Gurwitz presents public competition to discover the next generation of top young pianists from around the world while bringing the art of classical piano with World Music that celebrates cultural diversity.

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The Gurwitz International Piano Competition – Round IV, Grand Finale

February 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Grand Finale of The Gurwitz will see each of the three remaining finalists perform a selected piano concerto with the San Antonio Symphony in the H-E-B Performance Hall of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. In the spirit of piano artistry, The Gurwitz presents public competition to discover the next generation of top young pianists from around the world while bringing the art of classical piano with World Music that celebrates cultural diversity.

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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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Mardi Gras Artisan Show

February 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - February 23, 2020 @ 11:00 pm

Formal attire, masks, and beads will set the tone as guests dance to live music, play casino games, dine on a sumptuous buffet, sip cocktails, and bid on the silent auction to vie for great prizes. Individual tickets and tables sold online beginning in December 2019 at TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com.

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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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Runway

March 5, 2020 @ 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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THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY

March 7, 2020

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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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

April 22, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 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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