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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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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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Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids

September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Did dragons, unicorns and mermaids exist? The Witte Museum will host an innovative exhibition with a beautiful blend of reality and fantasy. Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids explores the science and history behind some of the world’s most popular imaginary creatures. Today, dragons, unicorns and mermaids are animating the landscape of children’s rooms, backpacks and toys; and terrifying adults as they stream epic adventures. Tickets now on sale!

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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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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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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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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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Wednesday Ball

November 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Little Carver Intimate Series opens to dynamic vocalist Wednesday Ball on Saturday, November 23rd. Ball is comfortable in many styles including R&B, dance, reggae and smooth jazz. She is a local vocalist who is in-demand for national touring acts and has shared the stage with some of the industry’s most accomplished talent, including GRAMMY winners Joe Posada and Roger Velásquez and blues saxophonist Mindi Abair. Ball’s high energy on the stage will make for a lively night.

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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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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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Celebrando Tradiciones: Fiesta de Navidad

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

Start your Christmas time early in true South-Texas, Mexican inspired style by celebrating with us in a gran fiesta! The Guadalupe Dance Company and Mariachi Azteca de America will fill the stage with energy and an explosion of authentic Mexican colors. Don't miss this extraordinary blend of cultures and traditions with typical Christmas music and traditional mariachi and folklorico. We'll see you Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:00pm at the Guadalupe Theater.

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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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25th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán returns to San Antonio to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza on Saturday, December 7 at the Lila Cockrell Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán is considered the best mariachi in the world (el mejor mariachi del mundo). Founded in 1897, in the southern Jalisco village of Tecalitlán, the group celebrates 122 years and six generations as the most influential mariachi in history. Its current generation represents the state of the…

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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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The Ancient Art of the Tamal

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

For one night only, you will journey into the interior of Mexico to learn about traditional tamale making techniques. In this hands-on class, you will make four different types of tamales: chicken tamales with green chile-tomatillo sauce; pork guajillo tamales; bean, chile and cotija cheese tamales; and dulce tamales. The menu will be paired with a mistletoe margarita. So, gather all your friends and celebrate the holidays San Antonio style. Ages 21+.

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Magik Theatre Presents A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 12 - December 15

The Magik Theatre returns with our 5th annual production of A Charlie Brown Christmas! The classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation, in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas. When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be…

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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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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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La Gran Tamalada

December 14

Join us at La Gran Tamalada on Saturday, December 14, 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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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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Ladies Sing the Blues

December 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Three powerhouse Divas with big voices and even bigger personalities share a love of music in this veritable music history presentation. All retired veterans; the trio has toured the world entertaining members and families of the Air Force, featuring some of the well-loved favorites of both the jazz and blues genres. Brenna Denise Parker, Sebrina Morris and Sarah Cantrell present their soulful and lively show that should not be missed.

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Posada at Pearl

December 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Inspired by the Mexican tradition of Las Posadas, The Historic Pearl hosts its third annual traditional Posada on Wednesday, December 18 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Community members are invited to join the posada and become pilgrims traveling by candlelight. Las Posadas is a nine-day Christmas celebration in Mexico and Latin America, centered on the ritual re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s quest to find lodging in Bethlehem. The evening includes live music, children’s crafts, and traditional treats of buñuelos, tamales,…

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Chanukah at Pearl

December 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Event Description: Join The Historic Pearl for the fifth year as the San Antonio community comes together for a Chanukah and menorah lighting celebration in partnership with YJSA - Young & Jewish San Antonio. The menorah at Pearl will be lit each night of Chanukah, and on December 23 at 6 p.m., we’ll celebrate with live music and kosher tacos from Savor Restaurant's Live Fire Kitchen.

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Witte Museum Winter Camps

December 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Witte Museum Winter Camp December 30, 2019 – January 3, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.* *Drop-off between 8:30 – 9:00 a.m., Pick-Up between 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids, Oh My! (Ages 6-8) Mythic Creatures: Fact or Fiction? (Ages 9-12) What better way to spend part of winter break than discovering legends of the land, sky and sea? During a week at Witte Museum Camp, campers will explore the Witte’s newest exhibition, Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns &…

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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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National Geographic Live! I Bought a Rainforest

January 12, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

A childhood obsession with kingfishers and otters marked the beginning of Charlie Hamilton James’s lifelong appreciation for the brilliance of nature. As a wildlife documentarian, passionate conservationist and award-winning photojournalist, Hamilton James has spent the last 20 years working to protect the rainforest habitat of Peru’s Manu National Park.

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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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Captain Scott Kelly: Lessons From a Year in Space

January 22, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Captain Scott Kelly’s epic Year In Space, now a New York Times best-selling book, solidified his status as one of the greatest pioneers in history. In his acclaimed speech appearances, he now brings audiences to the edge of their seats with transcendent insights that inspire and challenge them to dream big, test the status quo, and “choose to do the hard things.”

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The Meeting

January 24, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - January 25, 2020 @ 10:00 pm

Two iconic Black leaders, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. come together in this novel take on history. The Little Carver presents The Meeting on Friday, January 24th and Saturday, January 25th. This Civil Rights Movement presentation focuses on two of the most influential leaders of our time. Despite having similar viewpoints for equal rights, the two leaders have completely different ways to accomplish their goals.

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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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Scary Game Squad

January 28, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Scary Game Squad, the ridiculously popular YouTube Series is taking the show in the road! It's time to bring their horror game playing, mystery solving, lore digging antics to the people. Experience the magic that is a live playthrough of a terrible horror game, with your favorites Jesse Cox, Jirard Khalil, Alex Faciane, Michael Davis, and their good friend Evan. They'll drink, you'll laugh, and no matter what happens - it's wendigos!"

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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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Asian Festival

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will host the 33rd annual Asian Festival, featuring a wide spectrum of Asian cultures, which attracts event-goers from across the state. The family-friendly event includes cultural performances on multiple stages. Guests can enjoy authentic Asian foods, with a menu including Vietnamese, Korean, Thai, Pakistani, Chinese, Filipino and other delectable cuisines. Activities on the grounds include, henna painting and palm reading; martial arts demonstrations and more. Vendors will sell clothing, artworks, dolls, silk items, jewelry…

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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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San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

February 6, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 23, 2020 @ 10:00 pm

Buckle up for the best ride in February with the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo! You can’t beat the unrivaled rodeo action, top notch entertainment and champion livestock events starting at $20. Better yet, enjoy family friendly attractions like pony rides, petting zoo, shopping and live music for all!

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Alicia Olatuja

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

Returning to the Carver is Alicia Olatuja, a singer who possesses a strong and luscious tone, whose boundless creative ambition and vocal excellence has stunned audiences on a global scale. Olatuja has performed extensively with The Juilliard School’s various jazz ensembles and has shared the stage with Chaka Khan, BeBe Winans, Christian McBride, and others. Aliciaolatuja.com

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A Capella Live

February 15, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For the first time ever, A Cappella Live! a performance combining four A Capella groups, comes together for one grand night. The Carver will be filled with the sounds of the harmonic a cappella vocals including artists such as Committed, The Filharmonic, Blake Lewis, and Women of the World. A Cappella Live! takes full advantage of the palpable talent of these groups by providing a special opportunity to hear them all on the same stage, all in one night! Columbiaartists.com

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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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Royal Masquerade Gala

February 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 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/events.

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Mardi Gras Festival & River Parade

February 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - February 23, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

A procession of decorated river floats transforms the San Antonio River Walk into a floating Mardi Gras celebration. Krewes of costumed revelers and live entertainment celebrate San Antonio style. Enjoy live music, entertainment, and food trucks. The public is encouraged to come dressed in masks, costumes, and beads. Free admission.

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St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade

March 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - March 15, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

St. Patrick's Day has been celebrated on the River Walk since 1968 as a joint project of the San Antonio River Walk Association and the Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas. This tradition continues today. Green Bud Light will be sold at the Arneson River Theatre along with Irish and other ethnic foods. Festival entertainment includes a family-friendly interactive activity called Passport to Ireland. Other festival activities include face-painting, henna artistry, caricatures, photo booth, Irish novelty items for sale plus…

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Dyeing of the River Walk Green

March 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - March 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

Each year since 1968 the River Walk is magically transformed into the River Shannon with eco-friendly green dye. This year it is brought to you by Maddogs. This is a very exciting time to visit the River Walk and watch the amazing transformation. A bagpiper plays on the barge as the river is transformed. Free viewing available along the entire 2 1/2 mile downtown portion of the River Walk. The color is instantly apparent and intensifies with water movement by…

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An Evening with C.S. Lewis

March 19, 2020 - March 22, 2020

An Evening with C.S. Lewis – the year is 1963 and C.S. Lewis, the famous British author, is hosting a group of American writers at his home near Oxford. They are about to experience a captivating evening with a man whose engaging conversation and spontaneous humor made him one of the great raconteurs of his day. Seated in his living room and in front of a warm fire he recalls the people and events that inspired his thought and shaped…

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Hiplet Ballerinas

March 20, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A combination of graceful ballet and lively hip hop, the Hiplet Ballerinas amaze and innovate! Dancers fuse the classical pointe technique with urban dance styles like Hip-Hop. This technique has blossomed immensely since its creation in the early 90’s. From the rhythms of African drums to Tango en pointe, this dance style has received worldwide recognition. Hipletballerinas.com

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Shen Yun

March 27, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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There was a time when the world was full of magic and splendor, as if all on Earth existed in harmony with Heaven. You could see it in the arts, feel it in the air, and hear it in the beat of a drum. What if you could journey back and visit this lost world…? Now you can. Shen Yun invites you to experience this divine culture of the Middle Kingdom.

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Bad Mama Jama Remix: Let the Record Show

March 28, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Returning to The Carver’s Intimate Series is Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson who will perform Bad Mama Jama Remix: Let the Record Show. This second installment once again explores themes of modern day womanhood through music, monologue, spoken word & movement. While the format is similar, Remix features all new, original pieces inspired by the era and imagery of classic soul music; a time before cassettes when vinyl ruled! Get ready for The Bad Mama Jama Remix to deliver another unforgettable experience.

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Cecile McLorin Salvant

April 4, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

Three- time Grammy Award Winner Cécile McLorin Salvant graces the Carver stage in the Spring. After developing an interest in classical voice and piano, Cécile studied under musician Jean-François Bonnel and formed her first band. Cécile sings vaudeville, country blues, Broadway songs, and her own compositions. Once described as a “postmodern cabaret singer”, Cécile frequently makes music with Aaron Diehl, Paul Sikivie, Lawrence Leathers, and others.

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National Geographic Live! The Search for Life Beyond Earth

April 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Astrobiologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Kevin Hand is looking for real extraterrestrials. He is currently helping plan a NASA mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to investigate evidence of a vast subsurface ocean—a body of water that could sustain primitive forms of life on this alien world nearly 600 million miles from our planet.

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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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An Evening with Elizabeth Gilbert

April 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir Eat Pray Love has been called “a generation’s instruction manual” (The Toronto Sun). Exploding onto the scene in 2006, the bestseller famously chronicled the year Gilbert spent traveling the world after a shattering divorce. Translated into more than 30 languages, Eat Pray Love has sold over thirteen million copies worldwide. The book, “fueled by a mix of intelligence, wit, and colloquial exuberance that is close to irresistible” (The New York Times Book Review), catapulted its author from…

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Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures

April 30, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - May 3, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

2020 Disney On Ice: Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and his pals for a high-octane ride in Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures. Exciting twists and turns await as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy—and you—embark on a wild ride to your favorite Disney destinations. Travel with Moana to the sun-soaked Motunui, set off on a safari to the Pride Lands with Simba. Discover a whole new world as you’re swept up in Aladdin’s princely parade. Play at a larger-than-life carnival…

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Christian Sands

May 2, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ingeniously using older styles of jazz and combining them with his own style of music, Christian Sands is currently one of the most in-demand pianists working in jazz. After his one-two album punch in 2017, Sands returns with an indestructible band and an unwavering allegiance to the groove. Sands’ modern take on jazz has impressed and entertained all those who have listened to new-era sound.

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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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The Soul Rebels

May 30, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Soul Rebels will be performing a fun-filled night as the Carver closes the 2019-2020 season. This eight-piece music ensemble from New Orleans has explosive stage presence and has led to live collaborations with the likes of Nas, G-Eazy, The Man, and more. The Soul Rebels have built a career around an eclectic live show that harnesses the power of horns and drums in a deep pocket funk party-like atmosphere.

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An Evening with Samin Nosrat

June 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A night of conversation with chef, food writer and star of the Netflix documentary series, “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat,” Samin Nosrat comes to San Antonio for one night only. As an undergraduate studying English at UC Berkeley, Samin Nosrat took a detour into the kitchen at Chez Panisse restaurant that happily determined the course of her life and career. Since 2000, she has pursued her twin passions of food and words with equal vigor, aiming to create work that inspires,…

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