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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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San Antonio Art League Artist of the Year Jane Dunnewold Exhibit and Reception

September 8 - October 27

Each year since 1946 the San Antonio Art League and Museum has selected an artist as Artist of the Year. The artist is selected from a group of nominees by a panel of independent jurors who are art educators, museum curators, gallery owners, and art critics. The San Antonio Art League and Museum Artist of the Year 2019 is accomplished fabric artist, instructor and author Jane Dunnewold. We will celebrate Jane and her work with an exhibit at the San…

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas Fright Fest

September 13 - November 2

Prepare yourself for the biggeset, scariest, and more terrifying Fright Fest ever in the 26 years of Six Flags Fiesta Texas. There's no escaping the Frights By Night when the monsters come out to play and you have nowhere to hide. Fright Fest includes themed scare zones bound to make you scream in addition to haunted houses, but that's not all; enjoy your favorite coasters in the dark or see some of the world-class shows exclusively at Six Flags Fiesta…

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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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Zoo Boo!

September 21 - October 31

Held Saturdays, Sundays & Halloween through September 21 – October 31 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., the zoo will be decked out with Halloween fun complete with trick-or-treat stations, pumpkin painting, dance parties, costume contests and plenty of games. Families can even enjoy a ride on the Zoo Boo! Express. Little ghouls and goblins are encouraged to wear their best costume* for a chance to be in a costume contest. Zoo Boo! is included with zoo standard admission and…

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Zoo Boo

September 21 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

Zoo Boo! | September 21 – October 27 & October 31 | Daytime, Saturdays and Sundays Bring the entire family to enjoy this non-spooky Halloween celebration, Zoo Boo! Held Saturdays and Sundays, the zoo will be decked out with Halloween fun complete with trick-or-treat stations, a fun hay maze, pumpkin painting, dance parties, and plenty of games. Families can even enjoy a ride on the Zoo Boo Express, our themed train ride through Brackenridge Park! Little ghouls and goblins are…

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SeaWorld San Antonio’s Howl-O-Scream & Spooktacular

September 27 - October 27

Spooktacular: Enjoy kid-friendly Halloween shows and activities, fun for both kids and parents alike! Take an underwater adventure while you trick-or-treat through the park. Then work as a team to make your way through the hay maze. But don’t forget to visit your furry friends at Pet’s Ahoy to see a special Halloween show. Howl-O-Scream: Howl-O-Scream has transformed the peaceful park you once knew into something sinister this Halloween. Nightfall has awakened hundreds of creatures roaming scare zones and lurking…

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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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Museum Month

October 1 - October 31

San Antonio museums and cultural institutions are excited to announce the third annual Museum Month in October. Fifteen cultural institutions will offer reciprocal general admission for two to all members of participating organizations. Visit the website for special events, exhibitions, and promotional offers and explore all of the city’s vibrant visual arts scene. Participating Institutions: Artpace San Antonio, Blue Star Contemporary, Briscoe Western Art Museum, Edward Steves Homestead Museum, The DoSeum, McNay Art Museum, Ruby City, San Antonio Art League…

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BRICK-OR-TREAT

October 1 - October 31

Trick or Treat your family to some BRICKTACULAR fun all October Long! For the entire month of October, LEGOLAND Discovery Center San Antonio is hosting a Spook-tacular Halloween party! Spend the day at the Ultimate Indoor LEGO® Playground as it is transformed into a Boo-tiful attraction! Some of our BRICKTASTIC activities for BRICK-OR-TREAT include: *Wicked Witch LEGO® Build: Join us on October 5th-6th & October 19th-20th to help our expert model builders build a giant LEGO®, Wicked Witch! *Fang-tastic Dracula…

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La Cantera Resort & Spa Goes Pink to Benefit WINGS

October 1 - October 31

Not only is La Cantera Resort the place to witness the most awe-inspiring sunsets, in October, it’s the place to celebrate worthy causes and support the greater good. One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and to bring light and focus on Breast Cancer Awareness the landscaping on Plaza San Saba just off the resort's main lobby and outside Loma de Vida will cast a rosy glow. During October, the La…

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

October 11, 2019 - January 5, 2020

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

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Mario Ybarra Jr. | “…like a cow visiting a butcher shop…”

October 12 - December 1

Opening reception: Saturday, October 12, 4 - 7 PM On display Oct. 12 - Dec. 1, 2019 An installation resembling a hybrid-butcher shop / musical stage set, with hams and cuts of meat made of wood. This piece was originally shown at ARCO Madrid 2013 and this will be its first presentation in the US. Mario Ybarra, Jr., is a visual and performance artist, educator, and activist who combines street culture with fine art in order to produce what he…

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FIVE X FIVE

October 12 - December 1

Opening Reception: Sat.. Oct. 12, 2019 4 - 7 PM On display Oct. 12 - Dec. 1 A group show of 5 artists representing Southern California, South Texas, and Chicago, working in various modes with shared concerns of social justice. These artists will team up with 5 writers to expand the context of their work, find commonalities, and amplify the results of individual practices. This exhibition is curated by Mario Ybarra, Jr. Artists: Ruth Buentello (San Antonio), Rosalie Lopez (Long…

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Fertility, Blessings and Protection: Cultures of Baby Carriers

October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - June 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Different tribes and people groups have developed their own systems and styles of baby carriers based on their unique cultures, ways of living, weather, customs and aesthetic experiences. Baby-carrying styles offer insight to child-rearing methods, religion, social structure and craftwork of cultures. Body-carrying offers the baby a sense of safety and enhances the closeness between the parent & child. Underlying them all is the universal foundation of love, affection and devotion of parenthood. The Asian “Baby Carriers” International Touring Exhibition…

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Portals of a People: Sabra Booth at Mission San Jose

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

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

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Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage

October 17 - December 29

Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage features more than 120 objects from the renowned Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts, an unparalleled treasure-trove of scenic and costume designs amassed by Robert L.B. Tobin, the late San Antonio visionary who recognized and championed theatre arts as fine art. Performance design has increasingly become an essential part of contemporary artists’ creative practice. Modern artists like Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger, Natalia Gontcharova, Joan Miró, Robert Indiana, Louise Nevelson, Robert Wilson, and…

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Sebastián 50+ Years 100+

October 17, 2019 - May 1, 2020

The Department of Arts & Culture hosts the latest city-wide exhibit “Sebastián in San Antonio: 50+ Years / 20+ Sites / 100+ Works”. The exhibit includes more than 100 sculptures and works of the famed Mexican artist, on display through May 2020 in more than 20 locations accessible to residents and visitors alike. The featured works span the artist’s more than 50-year career. Sebastián also created the nearly two decades-old “Torch of Friendship” which stands at the intersection of Alamo…

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Experience Hendrix

October 22 @ 7:30 pm

FEATURING: Buddy Guy, Billy Cox, Joe Satriani, Jonny Lang, Dweezil Zappa, Doyle Bramhall II, Eric Johnson, Dug Pinnick, Chris Layton, Mato Nanji, Kenny Aronoff, Slide Brothers, Henri Brown, and Kevin McCormick. Hailed by critics and fans alike as the 'Guitar Event Of The Year,' the multi-artist celebration known as the Experience Hendrix Tour is set to return in 2019.

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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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Margaritaville Taco & Tequila Dinner

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for our Tequila & Taco Dinner on Thursday October 24th, at 7PM. We will be serving five delicious courses, each paired with a different tequila.

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Cocktails & Culture: Muerto Mash

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come and experience the journey of life after death with Calacas and Calaveras, and partake in the Muerto Mash. Celebrate those who have come before you with sweet offerings of Pan de Muerto and sugar skulls. Enjoy access to Ancestral Visions: Yarn Paintings of a Huichol Shaman and encounter the spiritual and cultural world of the Huichol.

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Haunted River

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Have yourself a ghoulishly good time on the River Walk celebrating Halloween. Eerie sights and sound shall haunt the river while adults party and families trick or treat at two great separate events: Family event held at the Shops of Rivercenter lagoon from 6-9:30 pm. 2,500 free Trick-or-Treat bags are distributed to kids, while supplies last. Maps to participating restaurants giving away candy are given out with candy bags. Other entertainment includes a kids costume contest, face painting and DJ.…

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Haunted River Jr.

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Have yourself a ghoulishly good time on the River Walk celebrating Halloween. Eerie sights and sound shall haunt the river while adults party and families trick or treat at two great separate events: Family event held at the Shops of Rivercenter lagoon from 6-9:30 pm. 2,500 free Trick-or-Treat bags are distributed to kids, while supplies last. Maps to participating restaurants giving away candy are given out with candy bags. Other entertainment includes a kids costume contest, face painting, and DJ.

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Annual Halloween comedy event: The Mystery of Irma Vep!

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - October 26 @ 10:00 pm

One of the most produced comedies in U.S. history. This outrageous spoof is a campy tribute to Gothic horror films, liberally stealing from well-known film classics like Wuthering Heights, The Mummy's Curse and Alfred Hitchcock's Academy Award-winning Rebecca. Literary detectives will also recognize dialogue lifted from Ibsen, Shakespeare, Poe, Oscar Wilde and many contemporary twists. This family-friendly, horror-comedy has two actors (Damian Gillen & Benji Regan) play all of the play's eight characters, racing through a literal quick-change marathon...Combine all…

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Celebrity Fan Fest “Preview Con”

October 26 - October 27

In just the past year, Celebrity Fan Fest has brought some of Hollywood’s top A-list talent to the Alamo City, creating an interactive pop-culture event San Antonio has never experienced. Ahead of the festival’s June 2020 show, Celebrity Fan Fest is breaking barriers once again by announcing their first-ever Celebrity Fan Fest “Preview Con”. The “Preview Con” event will take place on October 26-27, 2019 at Freeman Expo Hall 1 in San Antonio, Texas. Fans that purchase their June 2020…

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Día de los Muertos San Antonio

October 26 - October 27

San Antonio's beloved cultural event, Día de los Muertos, is now at 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 great Day of the Dead celebrations" in the world. The heart of Día…

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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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San Fernando Cemetery #1 Tour

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Take a walk on the “Other Side” and learn about the famous (and infamous) people buried in San Antonio’s historic San Fernando Cemetery #1. Visit the gravesites of some of the founding members of our city. Dress for the weather. Rain or shine. Registration is required: genealogydesk@sanantonio.gov or 210.207.2500

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BOOtanica

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

BOOtanica, sponsored by H-E-B, celebrates the fall season at the Garden with a variety of hands-on activities for the whole family. Included with general admission. Members enjoy this event for free. Thanks to H-E-B, from 10am-2pm, BOOtanica Guests will receive $2 off admission. Saturday, October 26, 10am – 2pm Activities: Trick-or-Treating Stations Trick-or-Treat Bag Decorating Make a Natural Bug Big Bugs Scavenger Hunt Scarecrow Contest: Get Out and Vote! Make your Own Scarecrow CHEF Pumpkin Palooza Demos at 10:30am, 11:30am,…

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Dachtoberfest 2019 by Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Plan out your Halloween costumes and get your dachshunds ready to run!!! Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas and Retama Park are so excited to bring you Dachtoberfest again this year! With dachshund races on the racetrack, costume contests, vendors, food trucks, beer, shopping, trick or treating, and so much more, there is something for the whole family! There will even be a carnival in the parking lot-- come for the races, stay for the carnival! Costume Contests will kick off…

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Pumpkins & Popcorn

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Halloween event Pumpkins & Popcorn will be held for children and includes a small pumpkin, painting and decorating supplies, along with a popcorn and candy treat. Tickets will be sold on the website, Eventbrite and Facebook and a limited amount will be available for purchase at participating EVO locations. ● $10 – for Pumpkin & Popcorn ● $15 – Pumpkin & Popcorn plus $10 Game Card

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Mala Luna Music Festival 2019

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - October 27 @ 11:00 pm

"Mark your calendars for October 26-27 because Mala Luna Music Festival is returning this Halloween weekend to bring San Antontio another unforgettable festival experience at Nelson Wolff Stadium. The largest annual music festival in San Antonio will again offer festival-goers a weekend celebration of music and culture featuring some of today’s most sought after hip-hop, R&B, and dance music artists. 2019 headliners include Russ, Miguel, Diplo, and Juice Wrld, along with other notable artists like Rick Ross, YG, Playboi Carti,…

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Halloween at Howl

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - October 27 @ 2:00 am

Celebrate our Halloween Party on Saturday, October 26th from 6PM-2AM! We will be featuring the following: Drink Specials -$4 Michelob Ultra -$4 Truly Spooky Hard Seltzers Witches Brew Margaritas: (available in all sizes) -$7 12oz Cocktail -$12 32oz Mini Buckets -$25 86oz Buckets Costume Contest With Prizes! - 1st $400 Cash - 2nd $100 Cash - 3rd $50 Gift Card

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Moonlight in the Garden of Good & Evil

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The San Antonio Botanical Garden invites you to Moonlight in the Garden of Good and Evil, where garden fairies, trolls, superheroes, and villains roam the night. Get ready for an eerie evening where revelers will be enchanted with spectacular performances by Take Note, tarot card readers, and games of wit and strength. Enter-if you-dare the costume contest for prizes. Visit the haunted lake, where spirits roam freely, for all its evening mystique. Wander over to our Cash bar (beer and…

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Murder Mystery at Ranger Creek

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Do you have a clue? Join Ranger Creek's first Murder Mystery Dinner this 2019 Halloween season! This is an interactive show, where you’ll tackle a hilarious and challenging crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it! $75 ticket cover dinner, a complimentary whiskey, cocktail, or beer, and memories that will "haunt" you for a…

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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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6th Annual Halloween Hocus Pocus Party

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - October 27 @ 12:00 am

The 6th Annual Halloween Hocus Pocus party benefits Fiesta Youth. This 21+ event features the e7 Band, DJ, Dancing, Open Bar, Appetizers, Silent Auction, Photo Booth, Costume Contests and more! Get your tickets today. General admission and VIP admission being sold thru 10/25/19 - Only General admission will be sold at the door.

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Johnny Gill

October 26 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Johnny Gill is coming to San Antonio! Gill has altered the sound of R&B music for over three decades with a signature sound that pairs superior singing with extraordinary showmanship, bringing the world classics such as “My, My, My,” “Rub You The Right Way,” “Where Do We Go From Here,” “Perfect Combination,” “Boys To Men,” “Can You Stand The Rain,” “My Body,” and the timeless wedding song, “You For Me.” TIX available at the Carver Box Office, M-F, 8-4 PM,…

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KSAT12 SAFE HALLOWEEN SPOOKTAKULAR

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

KSAT 12 will be scaring up family fun during the first-ever Safe Halloween Spooktakular. Families can expect food trucks, live music, carriage rides, face painting and many more activities for children of all ages. The event will also feature “The Human Claw" machine, which will hover above the ground and allow participants to grab prizes as they are lowered down. Members of the San Antonio Police Department and San Antonio Fire Department will be in attendance at the event to…

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Moscow Nights

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Comprised of some of Russia’s finest young string players, the Russian String Orchestra has carved a niche for itself under the creative baton of its founder and music director Misha Rachlevsky. About half of nearly 2,000 concerts the orchestra has performed to date have taken place in Moscow. The rest were played on tours in 25 countries in North and South America, Europe and the Far East. The orchestra performs with Russian-American cellist Nina Kotova, internationally recognized as one of…

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Almas Creativas

October 28 - November 8

In conjunction with Día de los Muertos, the Briscoe Western Art Museum is sharing a unique collection of Huichol art, offering more than 18 artworks handcrafted in celebration of the Day of the Dead. The Almas Creativas exhibit includes a series of giant calaveras, the smiling skulls that are synonymous with Día de los Muertos, as well as catrinas. One of the strongest and most recognizable symbols of Day of the Dead celebrations, the happy female skeletons featured in the…

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Haunted History Halloween Tour

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Discover mummies, monsters, and spirits haunting our galleries. All ages and costumes are welcome, but please no full-face masks or accessories such as wands, swords, or scepters in the galleries.

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Halloween Costume Contest

October 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us Thursday, October 31th for a Halloween Costume Contest for All Ages! 👻 🎃 - Sign Up Starts at 6:30pm - Costume Contest Starts at 7pm Each contestant will have 30 seconds to show off their costume to the crowd. The best costume for adults and children will be chosen by crown participation, so bring your friends! 🙌🏽 1st Place Prize Baskets for both Best Adult & Child Costume. We will also be raffling off a fun holiday wreath…

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Saints & Sinners –Rooftop Halloween Party at The St. Anthony Hotel

October 31 @ 8:00 pm

Halloween night will be more spirited than ever with Saints & Sinners, a luxurious rooftop party at The St. Anthony Hotel. From 8 p.m. to midnight, the Sky Terrace atop this centuries-old hotel will be brimming with Halloween-themed cocktails, Hors d'oeuvres (9 p.m. to 11 p.m.), dancing, a DJ, and a costume contest with prizes. Plus, a photographer will be on hand to capture the night’s antics. A $20 entry fee bids access to an enchanted and unforgettable evening. Early…

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Day of the Dead San Antonio

November 1 - November 3

La Villita comes alive with the Day of the Dead San Antonio 2019 Festival celebration. Decorative characters and engaging activities featuring live music and performances, workshops, children’s activities, and Mexican food, drinks and shopping are the highlights of this family-friendly event. La Villita will be transformed into a magical world of the Day of the Dead as Mojigangas and Catrinas greet visitors. Giant craneos, mirroring the calaveras, or skulls, that are synonymous with the Day of the Dead, will decorate…

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Dia De Los Muertos at The Historic Market Square

November 1 - November 3

The private businesses of The Historic Market Square and The City of San Antonio invite everyone to our yearly Dia De Los Muertos Celebration. Last year the two day celebration expanded to three days with the partnerships of La Familia Cortez, El Merkadito, The Farmer's Market Association, and the El Mercado Association....we're doing it again this year! Friday, Nov 1 - Movie Night and Concert Plaza Stage 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm 2018 Latin Grammy Winner - Roger Velasquez and…

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FREE Día de los Muertos Celebration at Market Square

November 1 - November 3

Celebrate Día de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”) at Market Square on November 1-3! Día de los Muertos is a multi-day Mexican holiday focused on remembering loved ones who have died. The FREE weekend celebration brings together traditional art and culture, including several beautiful altars to honor the departed and a lively procession ritual. Bring the family out to enjoy festive children’s activities, face painting, live music, food, arts and crafts vendors, and unique shopping. Stop by Centro de…

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Muertitos Fest: Mestizo

November 1 @ 6:00 am - November 2 @ 4:00 pm

This November 1-2, 2019 SAY Sí presents its FREE Muertitos Fest, a Día de los Muertos festival celebrating the tradition that ties our city to Mexico and commemorates the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio. Día de los Muertos, originating in Mexico, is a time when families and communities remember those dearly departed and honor the continuity of life. Every year, SAY Sí curates one of San Antonio’s most comprehensive Día de los Muertos celebrations, providing educational context to the…

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Dia de los Muertos Celebration con Esperanza

November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us in celebrating our dearly departed familia, friends, and ancestors at our annual Día de los Muertos celebration! Admission is free! There will be displays of community altars/ofrendas, live music, face painting for children, food, and more! The evening will highlight readings of literary ofrendas to remember our dead, and calavera poems that poke fun at the living and their untimely encounters with La Muerte or La Catrina. We will also have a procession through the neighborhood, so please…

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Halloween Themed Pig Roast

November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us on Nov 1st for our usual First Friday Pig Roast but this time with a spooky twist! 🎃 👻 We will be hosting a Halloween Costume Contest on the patio! - Sign Up Starts at 6:30pm - Costume Contest Starts at 7:00pm Best Dressed Based on Crowd Participation wins Dinner for Two. Bring your friends to cheer you on! 🙌🏽 We will have $2 pork tacos (while they last), dressed up with all the fixin's you could want…

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Día De Los Muertos Celebration at the Live Fire Kitchen

November 1 @ 5:00 pm - November 2 @ 9:00 pm

Join us for Dia de los Muertos at the Pearl as we celebrate the rich, lively and traditional Mexican holiday that remembers family and friends who have passed away with a special menu at our Live Fire Kitchen! Food and drinks available for purchase.

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Día de los Muertos at Pearl

November 1 @ 5:00 pm - November 2 @ 9:00 pm

Pearl honors the lives of lost loved ones with the third annual celebration of Dia de los Muertos November 1 and 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. Altars will be on display across Pearl property with live music, a procession, art making, and more available for patrons to enjoy. Both days will feature traditional altars created by local and regional artists. The entire event is free and open to the public (costumes and face painting are encouraged).

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Celebrando Tradiciones: Dia de los Muertos

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Free and open to the public! Join us Friday, November 1, 2019 from 6pm - 11pm at the Guadalupe Patio and participate in art-making workshops, face-painting, and visit community altars while enjoying pan de muerto y chocolate. Our Dia de los Muertos Altar Exhibit in Galeria Guadalupe will be open from 10am - 10pm.

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Catrinas on the River

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A new river parade illuminating the San Antonio River with the spirit of the Day of the Dead, Catrinas on the River marks the kick-off of Day of the Dead San Antonio. Presented by Day of the Dead San Antonio and co-hosted by official parade partner Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation, the Catrinas on the River Parade will feature more than 22 barges spotlighting local San Antonio organizations, special guests and dignitaries. Seat sales for the parade benefit the Rey…

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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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Día de los Muertos on the Old Spanish Trail

November 2 - November 15

Centro Cultural Aztlan is pleased to present its 42nd annual Día de los Muertos exhibition, Altares y Ofrendas, with even más cultura this year, Día de los Muertos on the Old Spanish Trail. Art Installations on The Old Spanish Trail: 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m. Procession from Deco HEB to Centro Cultural Aztlan: 5:00-6:00 p.m. Community is invited to wear their traditional Día de los Muertos regalia and bring offerings for Centro Aztlan's Community Altar. Altares y Ofrendas Exhibition at Centro Cultural…

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Community Day of the Dead Altar/Ofrenda Exhibit

November 2 - November 6

Stop by the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center’s Westside space to check out the Day of the Dead altars created by community members to honor their dearly departed. The altars will stay on view after our Day of the Dead celebration so that folks can visit, learn more about this tradition, and pay their respects. We will have altars for local families, Lanier alumni, and even a community altar with photos and tributes from various people! The altar exhibit opens…

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Celebrating Life 5K Race

November 2 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Celebrate life in the South of San Antonio! Participants will receive a commemorative event shirt, water bottle and participation medal. Runners can have their faces painted by a team of Day of the Dead makeup artists before the race. The first runner to cross the finish line will win a trip to experience Mexico City's Marathon in 2020.

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Family Funday: Dia de los Muertos Sugar Cookies

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Come spend a day at the CIA and celebrate Dia de Los Muertos. We'll work together to make easy cookie-cutter sugar skull cookies for a fun day of designing, decorating and tasting your own colorful treats! Bring your creations home to share with your friends and family—past and present! Fun for ages 4+. All children must be accompanied by at least one adult participating in the class. All adults must be accompanied by at least one child. Parents and guardians…

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Olmos Park Terrace 2019 Uptown Art Stroll

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Over twenty venues -- featuring more than 60 artists -- will be open to art lovers for the 2019 Olmos Park Terrace Uptown Art Stroll, Saturday, November 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 3, from Noon to 5 p.m. It's the 19th year for the popular Art Stroll, which has become a don't miss event for San Antonio's vibrant art scene. The Uptown Art Stroll gives visitors a chance to see and purchase original works by…

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Family Funday: Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls

November 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sugar skulls are a traditional symbol of the Mexican celebration of Día de Los Muertos that capture the joy and happy memories of loved ones. Join us at the CIA for fun-filled class as we show you some tricks to exercise your creativity and create a colorful and oh-so sweet sugar skull to bring home for your Day of the Dead Celebration. Fun for ages 4+. All children must be accompanied by at least one adult participating in the class.…

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Poochamania 2019

November 2 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Don't leave your dog at home! On Saturday, November 2, take your pup out for the dog-friendliest celebration in San Antonio! Poochamania™ is celebrating its fourth year benefiting the dogs and cats at the San Antonio Humane Society, and this year, it's bigger and better than ever. In partnership with Alph Media and sponsored by Gillman Subaru and Alamo Water Softeners, Poochamania is a family and dog-friendly event filled with canine costume contests, raffle prizes, doggie agility courses, music, tasty…

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Planet K Dia De Los Muertos Fireworks Festival

November 2 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A free, family/pet-friendly event that commemorates the Day of the Dead and brings the San Antonio community together to rejoice in the lives of loved ones passed. This event features numerous local artists & craft vendors selling themed creations, a special alter, a build your own skull station for kids, face painting booths, family photo booths, memorial balloon release, a classic car show, appearances by folklorico dancers and the Tehuan Band of Mission Indians, plus plenty of food trucks will…

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Water Lantern Festival San Antonio

November 2 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

San Antonio Water Lantern Festival is coming up on November 2, 2019! Voted #1 Best Cultural Festival by USA TODAY! Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern event that is all about connections. Magical nights in cities across the U.S. include food, games, activities, vendors, music and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope and dreams reflected upon the water. As the sun begins to set on the evening sky, Water Lantern Festival begins to…

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8th Annual Mariachi Corazón de San Antonio Festival … Celebrating Día de los Muertos!

November 2 @ 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Main Plaza Conservancy presents the 8th Annual Mariachi Corazón de San Antonio Festival, High School Group and All-Star Competition … Celebrating Día de los Muertos! This festival features the very best of young mariachis in our own community. Come hear area high school groups compete for the title of "Best High School Level Mariachi in the San Antonio Area,” along with a cash prize for first place High School Mariachi. These young students will be sure to amaze everyone with…

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Outdoor Film Series: Coco

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office will host the annual Outdoor Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza! Join us for our FREE family friendly event including; entertainment, food trucks, and a showing of the featured film Coco (PG) on the original jumbo screen.

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Family Day: Dia de los Muertos

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Museum invites children and their families to explore the collections, create art, and share Sundays together. This Family Day is themed Dia de los Muertos!

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Silent Opera – “A Dream is a Dream is a Dream is a Dream…”

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A Dream is a Dream is a Dream is a Dream... is a new 'silent' headphone operetta, by composer Nathan Felix who is best known for his interactive and immersive works. A Dream is a Dream is a Dream is a Dream..., is inspired by and written to premiere at the McNay Museum of Art for their Picasso to Hockney exhibition.  The operetta takes characters who were involved in ballets around the time at the height of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet…

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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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Bloom Handmade Market

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Start your holiday shopping with this market featuring local, small, handmade and boutique businesses. Market is free and family friendly.

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Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - November 10 @ 6:00 pm

Luminaria is the only multidisciplinary contemporary arts festival of its kind in the United States. This annual arts showcase is open to the public and highlights the work of San Antonio-based, regional and international artists in a nighttime festival format. Luminaria offers a fun, immersive and inspiring arts experience. Saturday Festival | 7 - midnight Sunday Community Arts Day | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday Mission San José | 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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Charlie’s Angels VIP Ladies Night

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

To celebrate the reboot of Charlie’s Angels, EVO is hosting a Charlie’s Angels VIP Ladies Night event to bring the girlfriends to. There will be a cocktail hour before the show time that includes a champagne bar, passed appetizers, desserts, a $5 specialty cocktail, and a small gift. Tickets are coming soon to the website, Facebook and Eventbrite. Participating locations: Schertz, Kyle, and The Spot

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Shakespeare on the River

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - November 16 @ 9:00 pm

The Magik Theatre, San Antonio’s professional family theatre, presents Shakespeare on the River – a FREE event celebrating family-friendly Shakespeare. Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre returns to San Antonio for a 4th year to perform Shakespeare’s classic tale of two star-crossed lovers in Romeo and Juliet, this production is re-imagined for audiences of all ages. Plan to arrive early for their pre-show entertainment. Romeo and Juliet, performed by the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre. Performances of Romeo and Juliet are scheduled for November 14,…

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25th Biennial Monte Vista Home Tour

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Trinity Hosts 2019 Monte Vista Historical Association Home Tour The University will open four of its Oakmont Court residences and Parker Chapel for Tour In celebration of its 150th anniversary, Trinity University is partnering with the Monte Vista Historical Association (MVHA) for its 2019 Home Tour set for Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The MVHA Home Tour is a biennial event, which features residences in the historic Monte Vista area. Tickets are required and can…

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Lewis Black

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

Known as the king of the rant, LEWIS BLACK uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His comedic brilliance lies in his ability to make people laugh at the absurdities of life, with topics that include current events, social media, politics and anything else that exposes the hypocrisy and madness he sees in the world.

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Turkey Trot

November 28 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm

Turkey Trot is our annual 5K run/walk on Thanksgiving morning. This family and pet friendly event is one of the few races through the King William District and Downtown San Antonio. Every registration provides a turkey dinner to a family in need.

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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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