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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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Selena Forever/Siempre Selena

January 15, 2020 - January 10, 2021

The McNay pays tribute to 90s icon, singer, designer, and Texas legend—Selena Quintanilla-Pérez—with five photographs by award-winning San Antonio photographer John Dyer. Selena was the subject of Dyer’s photo assignments for the cover of Más Magazine in 1992 and again for Texas Monthly in 1995, just months before she was tragically killed at age 23. Selena Forever/Siempre Selena is organized by the McNay Art Museum, curated by Kate Carey, Head of Education. Included with General Admission. Please note that the McNay will re-open on June 26, 2020. 

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XicanX: New Visions

February 13 - June 28

This national exhibit, displayed at Centro de Artes gallery, challenges previous and existing surveys of Chicano and Latino identity-based exhibitions. This group of 34 artists expands upon how Latinx artwork can be established across ideological borders; freely expressing a new wave of images and voices in a post-internet era. Centro de Artes gallery is located in Market Square. It is free and open daily. Please note that Centro de Artes will be temporarily closed beginning March 14, 2020.

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Los Maestros: Early Explorers of Chicano Identity

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

This exhibition focuses on three of the founders of San Antonio’s Chicano arts movement of the 1960s and 1970s: Jesse Almazan, Jose Esquivel, and Rudy Treviño and will highlight their unique contributions and histories as individual artists. Curated by San Antonio arts organization Centro Cultural Aztlan. Please note that Centro de Artes will be temporarily closed beginning March 14, 2020.

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The Soul Rebels

May 30 @ 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 @ 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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Fiesta Noche del Rio (64th Season)

June 12 @ 8:30 pm - August 8 @ 10:00 pm

Enjoy Mariachis, Flamenco guitar, singing, dancing, and a cool drink or snack as you help support children’s charities through your attendance at the 64th season of Fiesta Noche del Rio, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 pm from June 12-August 8 at the Arneson River Theatre in La Villita (418 Villita St.). It’s fun for the whole family. Tickets online (fiestanochesa.com) or HEB (Customer Service).

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Summer Artisan Show, presented by Hiltons of San Antonio

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

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

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Rescheduled: An Evening with C.S. Lewis

September 17 - September 20

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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San Antonio Tango Festival

September 25 - September 27

About San Antonio Tango Festival (SATF) The San Antonio Tango Festival offers a cultural, fun, friendly, high-quality opportunity to learn and practice your skills -- and to get acquainted with a generous local community of Tangueros and Tangueras who share the love of the dance. Students of all ages, performance levels and cultural backgrounds are welcome. Guest instructors who have made a name as performers and teachers in the U.S. and abroad will lead individual and group classes. Dancers will…

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Fall Artisan Show, presented by Hiltons of San Antonio

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

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

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Fiesta San Antonio

November 5 - November 15

Fiesta® San Antonio started in 1891 as a one-parade event to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. That historic commemoration still takes place, but for more than a century, Fiesta® has grown into a celebration of San Antonio’s rich and diverse cultures and today is one of this nation’s premier festivals, featuring over 100 events with an economic impact of more than $340 million. Funds raised by official Fiesta® events provide…

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Fiesta Fiesta at Hemisfair

November 5 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Fiesta Fiesta officially kicks off 11-days of food, fashion, music, entertainment, and family-friendly fun – all benefitting local, nonprofit causes. The official kick-off gathers the Alamo City together for one evening for revelers to experience the diversity and culture Fiesta embodies. There is something for everyone, and Fiesta Fiesta is a must-do for seasoned and novice partygoers alike. In 2020, Chef Brian West returns with his closest chef friends to Fiesta Fiesta with Taste of the Republic, the VIP culinary…

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24th Annual TX Alamo Aloha Fiesta

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - November 8 @ 5:00 pm

A’ole hana nui ka alu’a - No task is too big when done together! Our mission is to share with our local community near and far the appreciation of the “Aloha Spirit” through our performers, craft vendors and cuisine of not only Hawaii but of all the Pacific Islands and beyond! We share what is “Aloha” in Texas and beyond!

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Texas Cavaliers River Parade

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

There’s nothing quite like the Texas Cavaliers River Parade. Festive music fills the air and vibrant floats pass by as thousands watch from the banks of the San Antonio River. This one-of-a-kind parade started in 1941 after a group of Texas Cavaliers witnessed boats and barges decorated with flowers in the “floating gardens” of Mexico City. This coincided with the San Antonio River bend restoration, and the Texas Cavaliers decided to bring this unique experience to our city. The first…

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A Night in Old San Antonio (NIOSA)

November 10 - November 13

“A Night In Old San Antonio®” (NIOSA®) is a four-night festival, Tuesday through Tuesday, November 10-13, 2020 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the heart of downtown San Antonio that celebrates the city’s diverse cultural legacy for more than 85,000 revelers annually during the city’s Fiesta San Antonio® celebration. Through the magic of 200-plus food, drink and atmosphere booths; 14 continuous live musical acts; children’s games; decorations; souvenirs; and 10,000+ volunteers, NIOSA brings the city’s heritage alive in 15 areas.…

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Battle of Flowers Parade

November 13 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Battle of Flowers® Parade is the founding event of Fiesta® San Antonio, attracting crowds of more than 550,000. It is the only parade in the United States produced entirely by women, all of whom are volunteers. The city of San Antonio owes its annual Fiesta to a small group of passionate, dedicated women who started it all with the first Battle of Flowers® Parade in 1891. What began as a patriotic celebration to honor the heroes of the Alamo, Goliad and the…

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King William Fair

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Approximately 35,000 visitors attend our fun-filled, family festival on the final Saturday of Fiesta® San Antonio each year. The King William Fair is the primary fundraising event for the King William Association, a non-profit organization that works to preserve and protect the oldest residential historic district in Texas and promotes the unique cultural heritage of San Antonio. Beginning with a delightfully funky parade, the day-long event offers a variety of art and craft vendors, lively music, dance, Kids Kingdom play…

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Fiesta Flambeau Parade

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - November 15 @ 12:00 am

Time to start planning for the 72nd Annual Fiesta Flambeau® Parade! This marks the second year in a row our parade has been named “best” in our budget category. Last year Best in the World by the International Festivals and Events Association and in August 2019, Best in Texas at the Texas Festivals and Events Association. Two great awards that make us proud to be Flambeau® members and Fiesta® family. The theme for the 2020 Flambeau® Parade is “Celebrating Classic…

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