SAY S's ALAS Youth Theatre Company revisits its original rendition of the classic film, "It's a Wonderful Life." Inspired by the message and themes of this yuletide story, the Theatre Company's new and youthful adaptation called "Frankie and Elisabeth get their Wings," incorporates live and original rock music accompaniment complete with unforgettable characters, plenty of laughs and more than a few heart-warming moments.
Penned by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes at the height of the civil rights movement, Black Nativity employs a predominantly (if not entirely) black cast to the reframe the birth of Christ with poetry, dance, gospel songs and folk spirituals. An expression of Hughes’ late-in-life interest in the oral traditions of the African-American church, the musical debuted in 1961 and is now a holiday tradition for roughly a quarter-million annual viewers. Directed by Danielle King, the Renaissance Guild’s 4th annual production offers theater-goers a unique opportunity to experience Black Nativity in its original form before (or after) heading out to see Kasi Lemmon’s modernized new film starring Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson and Tyrese.
The performance will also feature the Trinity University Handbell Ensemble.
A family and pet friendly event, that features a lively art scene and an alternative shopping experience that includes: handmade and vintage treasures from over 40 artists and vendors, local food truck cuisine, fresh and sustainable products from local farmers, live music, artistic activities for kids and more. Our mission is to provide our community with an alternative shopping experience with unique and handmade designs and to meet, interact and directly support the artisans who created them. Located in the artsy South Flores Art District, we also wish to draw the local residents together in order to foster a sense of community as the neighborhood continues to grow. A special Holiday concert by " The San Antonio Sounds of the Season" Christmas Singers, featuring Roy Sanchez Band is scheduled to play. Food Trucks: Dirty Dawgs and Angus Smoke Shop! Pet adoption by "A Vision of Hope." Water station by sanantoniodoglife.com. Admission is Free.
Bring your favorite dog, cat, fish, snake or mouse to Market Square for a pet parade at 1pm followed by a group blessing at 1:30pm and individual blessings at 2pm. The event also includes a petting zoo from 1-5pm.
As part of its 20th annual holiday season, Magik stages an adaptation of Laura Numeroff’s Merry Christmas, Mouse! (about a mouse with a flair for decorating) at the Instituto Cultural de Mexico.
Hosted by People Who Care, a social group of lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and heterosexual people host it's 21st annual Christmas gala. Please bring non-perishable canned items for the San Antonio Food Bank. For more information, contact 210-818-2690.
Join us for a fantastic night of holiday cheer, featuring DJ Latino, Fantastic Drinks, Authentic Mexican Street Food and their Mexican Hot Chocolate and Churro Special!
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center and UTSA proudly present the 31st annual Holiday Saxophones. Hosted by the venerable Regency Jazz Band, this event gathers the best local and regional sax players performing your favorite jazz tunes. Featuring George Prado, Joe Posada, Rene Sandoval and special guest Stan Killian from NYC, this will be a show you won’t want to miss.
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center and UTSA proudly present the 31st annual Holiday Saxophones. Hosted by the venerable Regency Jazz Band, this event gathers the best local and regional sax players performing your favorite jazz tunes. Featuring George Prado, Joe Posada, Rene Sandoval and special guest Stan Killian from NYC. This will be a show you won’t want to miss.
The San Antonio Guitar Ensemble, San Antonio's premier youth classical guitar group, will be performing their Christmas concert at the San Antonio Mennonite Church. They will be performing Christmas favorites with a special presentation of O. Henry's 'The Gift of the Magi' and other works.
Join Sister Sarah Gabriel, a good witch of the south, and Jaime Ramirez, gifted accompanist for the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio, for a candlelit solstice celebration of the Great Mother at the Uptown Studio in Beacon Hill. Mary, Isis, Inanna, Diana, Demeter, the Queen of Heaven, holy grail, lady of light and mother of us all. As the wheel of the year turns from the night of longest darkness and the sun is reborn, gather to celebrate the Divine Mother, and the return of light. This evening will feature music, myth, and crystal bowl sound healing meditation, as well as smudging and anointing, all honoring the Mother Goddess. Please bring any beloved mother photographs or images for the altar. There will be spiced cider and gluten-free treats!
Chef Jason Dady and Tre Trattoria Downtown and Tre Trattoria in Alamo Heights have something very special in store for all of you this Christmas Eve! On December 24th during normal dinner hours from 5:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m., Tre Trattoria Downtown will be offering an exquisite Four-Course Christmas Eve Prix Fixe Menu. One of the phenomenal options from the menu includes a delightful grilled ruby red trout served with a delicious brussels sprout hash and a calabrese crema. The cost for the dinner is $40 per person plus tax and gratuity but there is an option for $55 that perfectly pairs each of the Four-Courses with a hand picked wine from our selection. Tre Alamo Heights will be serving a Four-Course menu featuring menu items such as pumpkin ale braised lamb shank with pardina lentils, cornichons and tarragon gremolata. The only way to enjoy these incredible dining experiences is by reservation. Come in and enjoy the company of your friends and family and let Tre Trattoria in both Downtown and Alamo Heights do the cooking for you this Christmas Eve.
Unplifting music including kirtan (call and response chants from India) with Rick Henderson on vocals, keyboard and sarode; Alice Zimmermann, vocals and Buffalo Thunder, drums. Suggested donation of $10.
Join us at Howl at the Moon for New Year's Eve 2014 as we sing in the New Year. Howl at the Moon is throwing an amazing NYE Party, featuring dueling pianos rocking all of your favorite hits from 2013 and more! We have both seated and standing room New Years Eve Packages available. Get ready to sing, dance and drink in 2014 at the best New Years Eve Party in San Antonio!
The book Tamales, Comadres and the Meaning of Civilization reminds that tamales have served as “one of the keys to the survival of humans for the last 7,000 years in the Americas.” Deceptively simple in appearance, these holiday staples can prove quite challenging to make, which is the premise behind Alicia Mena’s Las Nuevas Tamaleras. Since its 1993 debut, the production has emerged as a favorite fans consider “as much a tradition with the San Antonio community as The Nutcracker.” Touching on the hard work, bonding and mishaps intrinsic to Yuletide tamaladas, Mena’s one-act comedy stars Kinya Cano, Melissa Silva and Sonia Rodriguez as first-time tamaleras who get an unexpected assist from the ghosts of tamal experts Doña Juanita (Rita Duggan) and Doña Mercedes (Lorraine Pulido).
From now until New Year’s Eve, SA has its dose of jingle bellish celebrations. But no matter how much you look, you won’t find anything as exciting and trippy as Urban-15’s Annual Holiday Laser show, which this year will take place somewhere inside the former Museo Alameda. The show is a stunning 50-minute choreographed combination of laser beams and 3D animation synchronized to your favorite holiday classics, concocted by Tim Walsh (president of Laser Spectacles) and Urban-15 music and media director George Cisneros, who have worked together in the past (anywhere from Austin’s Texas Sesquicentennial in 1986 in front of 200,000 people to Luminaria 2008 and 2009). Proceeds benefit Urban-15’s youth programs.
Experience Mayor Castro's 3rd Annual Light Up Downtown Holiday Lights Contest! Visit Lightupdowntownsa.com to vote for your favorite businesses as they compete to be recognized as the best holiday lighting display of 2013! Contest is from November 29-December 19. You can vote once a day everyday.
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Venice, Calif., crossover thrash titans Suicidal Tendencies always stood apart. Even after the release of its now-acclaimed, deeply influential self-titled 1983 debut, punks didn’t know what to do with this gangsta-looking bunch of skaters who didn’t sound or dress like anyone else. “All these people told us we needed the proper ‘etiquette’ for the massive punk rock goal being an individual,” founder (and sole remaining original member) Mike Muir quipped in Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal. “I always thought that was a little strange.” Now Muir is back with the first ST album in 13 years, aptly titled 13 (sorry, Ozzy), and still thrashing while no one dares to argue. With Terror, Trash Talk and the Inspector Cluzo.
Created in the vein of rock operas like Jesus Christ Superstar, Green Day’s 2004 concept album American Idiot follows fed-up Jesus of Suburbia out of Jingletown and into a gritty city in search of meaning in the post-September 11 era. Thanks to a collaboration between the SoCal punk trio (led by Billie Joe Armstrong) and Spring Awakening director Michael Mayer, American Idiot is now a loud and irreverent Broadway musical, the touring version of which lands at the Majestic this week. Anchored by a theme of rage versus love, the 2010 Tony winner employs all its namesake album’s tracks (plus minimal dialogue and other Green Day hits) to paint what The New York Times described as “a pulsating portrait of wasted youth ... bring on the sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll, please!”
Resident DJs Eddie and Danny-D welcome freestyle recording artist Noel in a concert featuring the hit "Silent Morning."
Jason Stout’s latest collection of drawings and paintings explores the American landscape, both politically and literally. “Through the guise of hypothetical narratives and scenarios, the work investigates the multiple ideas and definitions of both terms, past, current and future, negotiating their way through a shale rock formed environment.”
The Wood Brothers band plays blues/Americana as you’ve never heard it before. Brothers Chris (upright bass) and Oliver (guitar), with the recent addition of multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix, are a three-part vocal harmony feast for the ears. The group just released The Muse, its fourth studio album and first as a trio and Nashville-based band. For the first time, they all sang their parts around the same mic, leaving in mistakes and all, which tells you a lot about their aesthetic approach—this is good but muddy stuff. Rix is a show apart: he plays the so-called “shuitar” (pronounced “shitar,” get it?), an old, beat-up guitar turned into a unique drum set. Some classify the Wood Brothers’ music as blues, Americana, folk, etc.; as far as I’m concerned, it’s a top-notch, hip rock ’n’ roll band. Come early to catch Austin bluesman Seth Walker, a master of rootsy subtlety.
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