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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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NYFA Immigration Artist Mentoring Program

June 27 @ 11:00 am - September 29 @ 6:00 pm

Join the celebration for the opening of a new exhibit featuring the first round of participants in the NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program in San Antonio. The Department of Arts & Culture presents an exhibition of visual art, film, and performance by the first round of participants in the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program in San Antonio. Participating Artists: Lorena Angulo, Richard Armendariz, Jose Balli, Marisela Barrera, Gregg Barrios, Kim Bishop, Hayfer Brea Rodriguez,…

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San Antonio on the Rise

August 8 @ 9:00 am - September 6 @ 6:00 pm

Centro Cultural Aztlan is pleased to present San Antonio on the Rise; a two-person exhibit showcasing the cultura of San Anto on canvas featuring Martin Rangel and Victor H. De La Fuente These two homegrown artists put their thoughts and similar ideas together to exhibit the works that they want to share with the people of “San Anto.” Both artists were born and raised—and have spent their whole lives—in this great city; and both hold vast knowledge about the history…

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San Japan XII

August 30 - September 1

San Japan XII: Sports! is happening on August 30th - September 1st, 2019, during Labor Day Weekend 2019. With over 18,500 attendees in our 11th year, San Japan is the largest fan-run anime convention in San Antonio and South Texas. We bring 3-days of Japanese anime, culture, costume, gaming events, and other fan-run events to downtown San Antonio for a fun-packed event all on the center of the majestic Riverwalk. This event will take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez…

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Melanie Rush Davis | A Requirement of Time

August 30 - September 29

Opening reception: Friday, August 30, 5:30-7:30 On display: Aug. 30 - Sep. 29, 2019 A 2019 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA Exhibition An exhibition documenting a lifetime of photography by the celebrated “pinhole queen” of San Antonio, Melanie Rush Davis (1955–2018), including dozens of portraits, parades, and haunted locations presented as a linear series.

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ReDo: Adult Nights at The DoSeum

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Grab your mums, don your school colors and join us for our next ReDo: Adult Nights on August 30, presented by Shiner Beer. The theme for the night is Pep Rally! Explore all the fun The DoSeum exhibits have to offer along with special activities that will transport you back to your favorite pep rally. Break out your alma mater spirit while you sample bites from local restaurants and sip on specialty cocktails! Invite your friends, work buddies, or anyone…

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La Imagen de San Antonio

August 31 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

La Imagen de San Antonio showcases the zest and spice of San Antonio through its diverse presentation of song and dance from Mexico and Spain, as well as a variety of Latin styles and popular music from the US. Featured within our performance is a show that are a culmination of talented singers and dancers with appearances by La Mya and Alma Gitana flamenco dance troupe as well as mesmerizing ballet folklorico and latin & variety dancers sure to entrance…

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2019 World Heritage Festival

September 4 @ 10:00 am - September 8 @ 10:00 am

Join the City of San Antonio World Heritage Office and its many partners for the 4th Annual World Heritage Festival, September 4-8, 2019! The World Heritage Festival is an annual collaborative event to celebrate and promote our San Antonio Missions, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and raise funds to preserve, promote, and connect. The 2019 Festival includes: Wednesday, September 4 – Press Conference at 10 a.m. – U.S. Mint Coin Forum at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 5 – America the…

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Pat Benatar

September 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo have been making music together for four decades. Pat and Neil met each other in 1979 for the first time in a small rehearsal room at SIR Studios in New York City. The rest as they say “is history. Pat Benatar’s staggering vocals and take-no-prisoners attitude, along with Neil Giraldo’s trailblazing artistry as a guitarist, producer, and songwriter forged the undeniable chemistry and unique sound that created some of rocks most memorable hits including; “We…

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Boho Market

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - September 7 @ 12:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until October 5, 2019

Revel in your First Friday experience at La Villita’s Boho Market presented by The Boho Market LLC. This free event will include food, entertainment and art vendors from San Antonio and central Texas. Join us every First Friday beginning in March on Villita Street at 6:00pm. Friday, March 1, 2019 Friday, May 3, 2019 Friday, June 7, 2019 Friday, July 5, 2019 Friday, August 2, 2019 Friday, September 6, 2019 Friday, October 4, 2019 Friday, November 8, 2019 *2nd Friday*

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ARTS San Antonio Presents The Four Italian Tenors, from Rome, Italy

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

DRAMA AND ROMANCE... ARTS San Antonio proudly presents the Four Italian Tenors from Rome, Italy. The Four Italian Tenors present an extraordinary program of the most famously beloved Italian opera arias and traditional songs, fusing Italian wit and charm with romanticism, lyricism, dramatic flair and operatic style. ABOUT ARTS SAN ANTONIO: ARTS San Antonio’s mission is to entertain, enrich and educate the people of San Antonio and South Texas by bringing exceptional and meaningful arts experiences to the people, stages,…

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Puerto Rican Family Fun Day

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures has enlisted the Puerto Rican Heritage Society for September’s Free Second Sunday programming. Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2019, the group has planned a day of activities including Puerto Rican music and dance, gaming, art exhibition, field day challenges, children’s crafts and more. The day’s activities include a photo booth featuring Puerto Rican-themed props, “mundillo” bobbin lace displays, dominoes, music from DJ Julio Navarro and his dancing robots, the Tambores del Pueblo musical ensemble…

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Puccini’s Tosca

September 12 @ 7:30 pm

Puccini’s great opera Tosca is a tragedy of a great actress who has “lived for art.” Because of her love for the young artist and revolutionary Cavaradossi, she falls victim to the evil machinations of Scarpia, head of the secret police. The production, using sets from the Seattle Opera, is directed by the distinguished young director E Loren Meeker, who previously directed The Barber of Seville and  La Boheme for OPERA San Antonio in the Tobin Center.

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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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WorldQuest 2019

September 18 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the Young Professionals of the World Affairs Council of San Antonio during its annual event benefitting Academic WorldQuest, our high school youth program. The event will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at theUniversity of Incarnate Word’s Rosenberg Skyroom. Enjoy a night of international trivia and Brazilian Carnaval-themed bites, drinks, networking, and teambuilding! We want to see you there! Whether by yourself, with a group of friends (we’ll group smaller teams and individuals with fun new friends), or…

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National Museum of the Pacific War Holds Annual Symposium

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The National Museum of the Pacific War will hold its annual symposium on Saturday, September 21st at the University of Texas, San Antonio’s (UTSA) Main Campus Student Union, Retama Auditorium. This year’s symposium, hosted by the UTSA History Department, will focus on Operational Command and Control in the Pacific Theater during World War II. It will closely examine the methods and styles chosen by four command and control centers in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of War. The day-long event will analyze…

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Oktubrefest!

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Oktubrefest was founded on the idea of making a traditional Oktoberfest, into a festival that embraces the city of San Antonio and its diverse heritage. The long-standing German and Spanish cultures blend well creating a unique combination. October or Octubre as many of us in San Antonio refer to, is the month in which Germans have been celebrating since 1810. Our version of the traditional Oktoberfest will have a little bit of everything, from Bavarian Tacos to Chorizo & Wurst…

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Marga Gomez’s “LATIN STANDARDS” (3 performances!)

September 27 @ 8:00 pm - September 29 @ 3:00 pm

Join us at the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center on Friday, September 27; Saturday, September 28th; and Sunday, September 29th for Marga Gomez's Latin Standards! Friday, September 27 at 8pm Saturday, September 28th at 8pm Sunday, September 29th at 1pm Latin Standards was named New York Times “Critic’s Pick” for its “winning heart and humor.” Written and performed by award winner Marga Gomez and directed by David Schweizer, "Latin Standards" recalls Marga's childhood in Washington Heights with her father, Willy…

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Yanaguana Fest

September 28 @ 2:00 am - 8:00 pm

Yanaguana Fest is a one-day cultural arts and music festival that features different genres of live music, live painting, an artisan alley, food, crafts, and vendors. Our ultimate goal is to spread cultural awareness to our youth and provide a safe and family-friendly event that fosters community building and dialogue around mental health, substance abuse, domestic abuse, and sobriety. We understand the struggles the youth face today are some of the same struggles our people’s have always endured. Our efforts…

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Pachanga de Palabras: A Westside Book Festival

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Pachanga de Palabras is a Westside book festival, taking place in the heart of the Westside of San Antonio in the Historic Plaza Guadalupe on September 28, 2019 from 6pm - 10pm. The Pachanga de Palabras will have book and zine vendors, food vendors, interactive free workshops for children as well as adults, poets, live music, and a drag king story time. The Pachanga de Palabras seeks to promote literacy as well as celebrate bilingual and Spanish literature. Echale…

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Pachanga de Palabras: A Westside Book Festival

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Pachanga de Palabras is a Westside book festival, taking place in the heart of the Westside of San Antonio in the Historic Plaza Guadalupe on September 28, 2019 from 6pm - 10pm. The Pachanga de Palabras will have book and zine vendors, food vendors, interactive free workshops for children as well as adults, poets, live music, and a drag king story time. The Pachanga de Palabras seeks to promote literacy as well as celebrate bilingual and Spanish literature. Echale…

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The Texicana Mamas

September 28 @ 8:00 pm

This event features Tish Hinojosa, Patricia Vonne, and Stephanie Urbina Jones.

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Parktoberfest

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Brackenridge Park Conservancy's 9th annual Parktoberfest will be Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 3-6PM at the Koehler Pavilion in Brackenridge Park! We are teaming up with the YMCA’s Siclovia, a city-wide event in which the city closes down Broadway St. to regular traffic and allows cyclists to safely ride their bikes through town. This is a free event, with free beer tastings (21+) from Alamo, St. Arnold, Ranger Creek and more! There will be live music with a tribute…

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National Geographic Live! Ocean Soul

September 29 @ 4:00 pm

Voyage across the oceans with one of National Geographic’s most seasoned photographers and discover a vast, hidden world beneath the waves. Using his camera to communicate, Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater telling the oceans’ stories. His images celebrate the mystery of the depths, and offer portraits of creatures so intimate they appear to have been shot in a studio.

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National Geographic Live! OCEAN SOUL

September 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Tobin Center | SEP 29 2019 | 4:00 PM Ocean Soul featuring Brian Skerry, Underwater Photographer “To make great pictures, a photographer must observe and truly see. Over time I learned that the real value is in being patient, slowing down, and watching the world around me.” —Brian Skerry Voyage across the oceans with one of National Geographic’s most seasoned photographers and discover a vast, hidden world beneath the waves. Using his camera to communicate, Brian Skerry has spent…

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Art Party: Haunted Museum

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Put the art in the pARTy and enjoy a craft cocktail (cash bar), live music, and themed tours. Art Party is a collaboration of the Museum and KRTU 91.7 FM.

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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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Russian Ballet Theatre presents “Swan Lake”

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Swan Lake, which has mesmerized audiences for over a century, is based on a German fairy tale. Tchaikovsky’s score tells the tragic love story of Prince Siegfried and Swan Princess, Odette, who is cursed to be a swan by day but a young woman at night. The Russian Ballet Theatre’s new production will captivate audiences with time-honored Russian traditions while adding new choreography, hand painted sets, radiant hand sewn costumes, artistic hair designs and special effects makeup. The production’s hand-painted…

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A Conversation with Bruce Campbell

October 25 @ 8:00 pm

Join actor, producer, writer and director, Bruce Campbell in a viewing of the 1992 Sam Raimi cult-classic Army of Darkness.  Campbell will follow up the viewing with a lively conversation about the film, his career, and his future endeavors… as well as a question and answer session with the audience.

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Día de los Muertos San Antonio

October 26 - October 27

Día de los Muertos San Antonio, the largest and most unique celebration of Day of the Dead in Texas, expands out of La Villita into Hemisfair. The free, two-day, family-friendly event — popularly known as "Muertos Fest” — blends traditional Day of the Dead art and culture with a curated line-up of alt-Latino music, old-school conjunto legends, and the stylings of local bands that have created the unique San Antonio sound. USA Today hails the event as “one of 10…

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Felipe Esparza: The Bad Hambre Tour

October 26 @ 7:00 pm

Felipe Esparza is a stand-up comedian and actor, known for his 2012 stand-up special “They’re Not Gonna Laugh at You”, his recurring appearances on “Superstore” and “The Eric Andre Show”, “Last Comic Standing” (winner – 2010), his podcast “What’s Up Fool?” on the All Things Comedy Network and his newest stand-up special, “Translate This”, which premiered on HBO in 2017.

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Muertitos Fest at SAY SÍ

November 1 - November 2

SAY Sí is a local creative youth development organization in San Antonio, and curates one of the city’s most comprehensive Día de los Muertos celebrations. This year’s theme is Mestizo—a word that traditionally refers to a person of combined European and Indigenous American descent—and will reflect the convergence of cultures and indigenous roots of the region. Expect a showcase of student art, altars, family folk art workshops, gourmet food, an artisan mercado and live cultural performances highlighting local dancers, musicians and entertainers.

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DiwaliSA

November 2

The mission of the Diwali San Antonio “Festival of Lights” is to celebrate Indian culture and traditions by featuring traditional Indian dance, entertainment, food and booths selling goods from various parts of India. In India, the Diwali celebration is akin to New Year’s Eve and it represents the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance. Currently a single-night festival, co-hosted by the City of San Antonio, it has become a popular annual event and is the…

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Elementz Fest

November 2

What is Elementz? Elementz is a day long festival presenting music, art, shared experience, community service, and education to unite and empower our community to solve local challenges and encourage sustainable behaviors through our actions. We believe real change is brought about when an enlightened community comes together towards a common goal of helping improve the lives of their neighbors, while considering the needs of the natural world we are all born from, reliant upon, and return to.

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BODYTRAFFIC

November 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

World-class, Los Angeles contemporary dance company, BodyTraffic, pays homage to traditional dance styles and techniques. This company takes pride in its world-class modern dances and is deeply committed to producing acclaimed works by distinctive choreographic voices. BodyTraffic has performed for sold-out audiences at prestigious theaters and festivals around the world. Bodytraffic.com

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Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival

November 9 - November 10

Luminaria's Contemporary Arts Festival is the premier showcase event for artists of all genres. We inspire the City of San Antonio with weekend celebration of the arts. Saturday, November 9th from 7 PM to Midnight in Hemisfair is the free after-dark Contemporary Arts Festival of San Antonio, Texas. Artistic partners include Artist Foundation of San Antonio, National Association of Latino Arts & Culture, Contemporary Arts Month and the Mexican Consulate. Sunday, November 10th from 11 AM – 3 PM in…

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David Feherty: Live Off Tour

November 15 @ 8:00 pm

(Tickets on sale April 5th at 10am.) How do you describe the offbeat antics of David Feherty? With a sharp wit and irreverent style, the professional golfer turned golf analyst, talk show host and sports broadcaster has made a name for himself as one of the most hilarious and irrepressible personalities in golf. The New York Times called him “a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Johnny Carson.” Of Feherty’s live one-man show, Golf Digest said: “Uncensored and unhinged, and worth the price of admission.It really…

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Brian Kilmeade— America: Great From the Start

November 16 @ 7:00 pm

In celebration of the release of his sixth book, Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers, Fox & Friends co-host, leading nationally syndicated radio host, and New York Times bestselling author, Brian Kilmeade, brings his well-known humor and commentary to the stage for his live show, America: Great from The Start.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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One event on March 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on March 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm

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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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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