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Sesame Street Party Parade at SeaWorld San Antonio

May 18 - August 11

Sesame Street Bay of Play will be a focal point for summer fun with a colorful, musical, show-stopping parade featuring everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends. The parade showcases 10 larger-than-life themed floats, including iconic Sesame Street favorites such as Mr. Hooper’s Store and Count’s Castle. The Sesame Street Party Parade also includes a pair of impressive, interactive show stops.

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Survival: The Exhibition

May 25 - September 2

Adventure, fun, and science collide at Survival: The Exhibition. Survival: The Exhibition invites you on an exhilarating, heart-pumping, and daring journey of bravery and brains. Experience the thrill of exploration, gain an appreciation for the wonders of nature, and prepare for the unexpected—all within an interactive, informative, and safe space. Survival: The Exhibition transports guests of all ages to the world’s most breathtaking scenery and awe-inspiring locales asking them the question: how can humans survive here? From the rainforest to…

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Wild Australia at San Antonio Zoo

May 25 @ 8:00 am - September 2 @ 5:00 pm

Have a summer down under during Wild Australia at San Antonio Zoo. Learn all about Australia and the animals that call it home. See koalas, take a stroll through the Australian Aviary, and hop on over to see kangaroos up close in the all-new Roo Walkabout. Australia is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world and the zoo is bringing that to San Antonio. It’s also known for its plethora of delicious snacks! Wild Australia is May 25…

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Going Places

June 1 - September 8

Fly—don’t walk—through The DoSeum’s summer exhibition, Going Places, where kids can explore how we drive, float, glide, and zoom! This STEM experience will immerse visitors into the science of getting around over land, sea, air and space.

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Andy Warhol: Portraits & Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today

June 20 - September 15

This summer, the McNay Art Museum presents two innovative and inclusive exhibitions—Andy Warhol: Portraits and Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today—from June 20 to September 15, 2019. Andy Warhol: Portraits features over 120 paintings, prints, photographs, films, and videos that depict the artist’s favorite genre. The exhibition presents a vibrant snapshot of New York’s art and social scene from the 1960s through the 1980s with portraits of Warhol’s inner circle; among them Joan Collins, Debbie Harry, Dennis Hopper, Mick Jagger, Robert…

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Men of Steel, Women of Wonder

June 21 @ 10:00 am - September 1 @ 5:00 pm

The San Antonio Museum of Art will present the special exhibition Men of Steel, Women of Wonder (MOSWOW) on June 21. Organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the exhibition examines the art world’s response to Wonder Woman and Superman, ranging from their Depression-era origins to today’s Contemporary interpretations. MOSWOW features more than seventy works including paintings, photographs, installations, and videos and will be on view in the Cowden Gallery until September 1, 2019. "The exhibition examines the way…

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Tasty Tuesdays

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - August 27 @ 11:00 pm

If you can’t wait for August Restaurant Weeks, Culinaria has the cure for your summertime dining! Now introducing, Tasty Tuesdays! Designated restaurants will be offering special menus for $15 lunches and/or $30 dinners on Tuesdays this June, July and August.

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Alamo BBQ Co. FREE Summer Music Series

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - July 27 @ 9:00 pm

Spend summer nights on the patio with Alamo BBQ Co.’s Summer Music Series! Featuring free live music every Friday and Saturday night all June and July. Bring the kids to the giant play yard, while you enjoy a glass of signature Frose, and everyone feasts on Class Texas Pit Smoked barbecue. Full line-up* available on Facebook event. *Artist line-up subject to change. Free music dependent upon weather.

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Little Italy’s Summer Wine Tasting

July 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Summer is for sipping great wines! Join us for a fun, fresh summer wine tasting on Tuesday, July 16th from 5:30pm-7:30pm. We will be featuring some of the best whites and rose on the market. And for all you red lovers, we will also have some lighter, refreshing reds for you to try.

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8BIG Salsa Festival

July 18 - July 21

Celebrating 8 Years of BIG Salsa Festival in San Antonio! We are proud to bring you The "BIG Salsa Festival San Antonio". The event will take place July 18-21, 2019 at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter conveniently located in the heart of Downtown San Antonio. The hotel can be found right on the River Walk, and walking distance from The Alamo, restaurants, shopping and other San Antonio attractions. We are going to be hosting Internationally known bands and a variety…

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Healthy Cooking at Home

July 20 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Here at the CIA, we say “Food is Life,” and that’s not only about being food obsessed (which we are), but also recognizing the important role food plays in our health and wellness. Come join us for this hands-on class where you’ll learn about wellness issues as they relate to food, as well as techniques and recipes for preparing food that is good and good for you.

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Rambling Rosè

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Becker Vineyards, the nationally recognized winery, sets the stage for an afternoon that’s perfect for the end of the summer. Rambling Rosé attendees are given the opportunity to sample some wonderful rosé wines, including one from Becker Vineyards. Experience the wines through a blind tasting with a panel of experts that will help guide you through a palate of flavors.

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Summer Restaurant Weeks

August 10 @ 11:00 am - August 24 @ 11:00 pm

Restaurant Weeks celebrates food at all of our local restaurants! It is a cross section of the culinary scene that encompasses a diverse range of cuisines. Restaurant Weeks gives visitors and residents the opportunity to experience the quality, variety and hospitality that embody the Boerne, New Braunfels, and San Antonio dining experience. Bon appétit!

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Whiskey Business

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Discover the best in whiskeys, bourbons and select scotches— from locally-produced bourbons to single malts from Scotland, from small batches to single grains, from the new to the classics. Meet brand ambassadors who will offer their unique insights and specialty products, and experience interactive seminars led by the distillers themselves. Sample dishes from the hottest local restaurants, enjoy live music and multiple DJ stages, select Witte Museum exhibits, craft beer, wine and much more. Whiskey Business is a charitable event…

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Messina Hof Hill country Winery Daytime Harvest Festival

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

MESSINA HOF HILL COUNTRY HARVEST FESTIVAL Bring the family out for a fun-filled evening of picking and stomping the very grapes that go into making Messina Hof’s award-winning Port. Stay for the Hill Country Big Kahuna Contest, barrel tasting and special Harvest brunch. You’ll also receive a souvenir “Harvest Crew” t-shirt signed with your very own purple stomping feet. We can’t wait to share this winemaking experience with you! ARE YOU THE NEXT BIG KAHUNA?! While you're picking look for…

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Baking at Home – The Desserts

August 24 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Whether you are a total cookie rookie or an aspiring bake sale VIP, this one is for you. Come join us for this hands-on class where you’ll learn the fundamentals of the most essential baking techniques, like pie dough, mixing methods, and custards. Learn tips and tricks from a CIA chef instructor that will have you confidently crimping, folding, and frosting your way through any recipe for impressive professional-quality desserts.

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Everyday Grilling

August 24 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

If you love grilling but are feeling uninspired by hamburgers and steaks, come join us for this class where you’ll learn tips, tricks, and recipes that will inspire your inner grill-master. Turn up the heat and put that fire to work for breakfast, lunch, appetizers, dinner, and even dessert, to banish those grilling doldrums for good.

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San Antonio VegFest 2019 Vegan Food Festival

August 31 @ 10:00 am - September 1 @ 8:00 pm

V.I.D.A (Vegan Initiative Dynamic Association) is proud to present the 1st ever San Antonio VegFest 2019 taking place at Dignowity/Lockwood Park Saturday, August 31st from 10 AM-8 PM through September 1st 10 AM-6 PM. San Antonio VegFest seeks to inspire people to reduce environmental pollution and animal suffering, caused by factory farming, by choosing to live a plant-based lifestyle. We will feature nationally recognized speakers, informative exhibitors, cooking demos, live musical performances, a large variety of vegan food vendors, exclusive festival…

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Bistros and Brasseries

September 7 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

The words bistro and brasseries may bring to mind fancy French-ness, but the food served in these French cafes is actually casual fare, like cozy comfort foods that come from a rich history of necessity and sustenance. In this class, learn iconic bistro dishes, like beef stewed in red wine, creamy leek and cheese tart, and chocolate mousse (ooh la la!). CIA chefs will demonstrate how to make a classic French omelets and a decadent croque monsieur, so you can…

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Fall Brews and Blooms

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Working closely with SA Cerveceros, Brews and Blooms showcases new and seasonal local craft breweries. The beer selection this evening will be a pleasing variety of over 30-40 various craft beers from Ales to Lagers, including some great seasonal releases from local and regional breweries. 21 and Up enjoy an evening at the garden with their favorite beers, live music, food trucks!

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Bangkok and Beyond

September 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Spicy, sweet, and tangy—Thai food is an exciting balance of extremes. This vibrantly flavored cuisine features generous helpings of fresh herbs, spices, and chile peppers with a balance of sweet, salty, and sour characteristics. In this class, you’ll be introduced to the traditional (sometimes unfamiliar) ingredients of the region through classroom discussions, chef demonstrations, and hands-on cooking. You’ll prepare and taste a variety of dishes such as Pad Thai, Tom Yum Goong, Thai curries, and many other iconic dishes from…

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Artisan Breads at Home

September 21 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Homemade bread is at once the most simple and most intimidating challenge home cooks face. It may seem like magic when flour, water, salt, and yeast come together to make everyone’s favorite food, but in this hands-on class, we’ll demystify the art of making bread. Together, we’ll discuss the 12 steps of bread baking, plus cover different types of flours, yeasts, and mixing methods, then get your hands dirty as you gain the confidence to make bread in your own…

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Drift & Dine

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - September 26 @ 9:30 pm

Experience a night to remember as you slowly Drift & Dine along the River Walk. Discover new restaurants and revisit old favorites. Relax in good company with music to hear, a sunset to watch, food to savor, and a feeling of bliss. Go with the flow, savor the flavor! Beautifully decorated dinner boats carrying up to 16 or 20 passengers each will float along the river making six restaurant stops during their journey. The culinary voyage is offered on three…

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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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An Indian Feast

September 28 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Explore the mystique and lore of one of the most colorful and exciting culinary regions of Asia. As a nation of 28 states, India contains a dramatic range of cuisines showcasing seasonal ingredients and unique cooking techniques. During this rich and informative expedition, we will unveil the distinct culinary preferences of India's most influential states and prepare authentic dishes from Kerala, Gujarat, Goa, West Bengal, Tamil, and Punjab. Featured dishes include lamb with vinegar and garlic, cashew nuts with coconut,…

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Italian Cooking at Home

September 28 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Pasta may be Italy’s most popular contribution to world food, but Italian cuisine is far more diverse than just pastas and sauces. Italian Cooking at Home explores the amazing variety of foods and flavors across every region of Italy, from little snacks and tidbits (spuntini) to the glories of a true Italian brodo (soup broth), from fresh pastas and crespelle (sfoglie) to sweets (dolci). We’ll explore traditional favorites like creamy risotto and tiramisu, and also sample a selection of lesser-known—but…

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MasterChef Jr. Live!

October 13 @ 2:00 pm

MasterChef Junior Live! is coming to The Tobin Center! This all-new production brings the culinary hit TV show MasterChef Junior directly to you LIVE! Featuring head-to-head cooking competitions with past MasterChef Junior all-stars and fan favorites, Q&A sessions, and an overall immersive audience experience fun for all ages. Bring the whole family to see MasterChef Junior Live! It’s a recipe

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San Antonio Beer Festival

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The San Antonio Beer Festival, founded in 2005, is San Antonio’s original beer fest, pouring 400+ premium and craft beers from 125+ breweries from around the world. Beyond beer, the San Antonio Beer Festival features music,  games, wines, ciders, food trucks, food booths, local vendors and more. Experience the beer festival that San Antonio has loved for more than a decade. Feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a beautiful fall day at Dignowity and Lockwood Parks.…

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Hallowine Run

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

The Hallowine Run is your chance to Halloween – Culinaria style. A four-mile fun run gets the heart racing – but, walkers are welcome too! Greeting you at the Finish Line is an assortment of indulgent treats from some of San Antonio’s best chefs and tasty adult beverages to complete the reception. Cheer on the Little Monsters as we have a race specifically for those 11 years of age and younger.

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La Gran Tamalada

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Join us at La Gran Tamalada on Sunday, December 1, 2019, for a cultural culinary tradition! La Familia Cortez has partnered with the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center once again to move the event from its original home at the Guadalupe Theater to Historic Market Square for an expanded cultural experience. Learn how to make tamales and take a few of your own home with hands-on workshops or purchase your dozens of tamales for the holiday season at one of many…

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Dulce!

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Feast on delights from San Antonio's best panaderias, chocolatiers and bakeries. Satisfy your sweet tooth from favorites like macaroons, cupcakes, churros, cookies, cakes, paletas, milkshakes, ice cream (rolled Thai, traditional and everything in between), and more! Sample seasonal drinks including ciders, stouts, porters, Cafe de Olla, champurrados, spiked hot cocoa, hot toddys, teas, candy rimmed cocktails and coffee. Savory foods, interactive art, local vendors, and DJs round out the evening.

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