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  • Rhea Lana's of Northwest San Antonio

    Rhea Lana's is a semi-annual (once in the spring and once in the fall) children's consignment event. The event provides families the opportunity to shop for and/or sell their gently used, excellent quality children's clothing, baby equipment, furniture, shoes, toys, maternity clothes and more.

    Place: HEB
    Category: Special events
  • Cocktails and Culture: The Witte Uncorked

    Experience the Witte after hours at this adults-only social gathering with complimentary hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and a presentation by Curator of Paleontology and Geology Dr. Thomas Adams, who'll discuss upcoming dino digs and answer your "prehistoric ponderings."

    Place: Witte Museum
  • Cocktails and Culture: The Witte Uncorked

    Dinosaurs, need we say more? Head to the Witte and meet resident Curator of Paleontology and Geology, Dr. Thomas Adams. Join in as Dr. Adams discusses upcoming dino digs and answers your prehistoric ponderings. Complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and cash bar available. Don’t be a dino-snore and miss this experience.

    Place: Witte Museum
    Category: Special events
  • The Bold and the Beautiful

    Copa's "Wine and Dine" event this month will pair bold wines alongside dishes influenced by each wine's country of origin. Because seating is limited, Copa will accept reservations.

  • Fall 2014 International Artists-In-Residence Community Potluck Dinner

    Help us welcome our new International Artists-in-Residence to San Antonio! We’ll provide a main entree, if you’ll help by complementing the menu. Bring your favorite dish, sides or dessert to share on this casual evening of food, friends and the future, as we talk to the new residents about their upcoming projects at Artpace. Artist presentations begin at 7pm.

    Place: Artpace
    Category: Special events
  • San Antonio Fall Home & Garden Show

    For this years 28th Annual Fall Home and Garden Show, there will be not only dynamic guests, but also a variety of do-it-yourself concepts and ideas for your own designer needs. Bring the whole family because there is something for everyone.

    Place: Alamodome
  • Tapping Texan Cultures
    Tapping Texan Cultures 9/26 6:00PM
     

    Following up on the success of the initial Tapping Texan Cultures and other 21+ events, the Institute of Texan Cultures will host its second annual “Tapping Texan Cultures” craft beer tasting. The event features local and Texas-based beer companies and food providers for light pub fare. Additionally, home brew gurus the San Antonio Cerveceros will be on-hand to delve into the basics of home brewing.

    Category: Special events
  • 28th Annual Fall Home and Garden Showcase

    The crisp air of fall may seem far off, but the cooler months around the corner are the perfect time to make your home and garden dreams come true. And what better place to start than with San Antonio’s 28th Annual Fall Home and Garden Show? From Friday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 28, San Antonio’s Alamodome will transform into a cornucopia of home and garden ideas where DIYers, local experts and special guests join forces to share the latest in home and garden trends to turn your humble abode into the showcase home of your dreams.Attendees will also receive a free tote bag and a pack of Texas bluebonnet seeds—the perfect ingredient to start your Texas garden! With so much in store, the Home & Garden Show is the perfect place to make your budding home and garden ideas truly blossom.

    Place: Alamodome
  • Cinco de Via
    Cinco de Via 9/26 5:30PM
     

    With the walls of Bihl Haus Arts chock full of poetry and art, we invite guests of all ages to chalk short poems on our wall in celebration of the opening of "Cinco de Via," five years of promoting poetry and the visual arts in a transit setting. The evening includes poolside music by duo Toro Flores on marimba and Michael Garza on Flamenco guitar, plus a selection of appetizers and sangria.   Each year, VIA’s “Poetry on the Move” contest is open to anyone over 18 years of age in Central and South Texas. The winning poetry, juried by a panel of prominent San Antonio poets, including Texas Poet Laureate Rosemary Catacalos, is displayed on VIA buses and vans during National Poetry Month each April. The poetry display also includes selected works from the City of San Antonio Public Library’s Young Pegasus program. The top poems are illustrated with images created by participants in area teen youth art programs. As part of the celebration and exhibit, VIA has compiled a book of the winning poems and artwork. Poets and artists featured in the book will receive a free copy; additional copies are available at the opening.    

    Category: Special events
  • San Antonio Music Awards Showcase

    The San Antonio Music Awards Showcase celebrates San Antonio's thriving local music scene with more than 40 bands performing at 10 venues on one night only. Genres range from hip-hop to alt-rock, to indie and jazz and more. For lineups and ticket info, visit www.sanantoniomusicawards.com

    Place: San Antonio
  • Family Fest & Walk for Kidneys

    This yearly program brings attention to kidney disease and highlights the need for organ donation and kidney screenings.

  • 6th Annual Weston Wright

    Support the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind while spending quality-time with friends and family. Join nine-year-old Weston Wright, and his Lighthouse friends, in this wonderful annual event - all proceeds go to the blind children’s programs.  The event is chipped timed and managed by Irun – Food, drinks, prizes and medals.  In support of Haven for Hope there will be a shoe drop. 

  • Snipsa Race for the Rescues

    This years 7th Annual Race for the Rescues is a 5k run/walk with your dog. The proceeds from this event will benefit the homeless and abandoned animals in our community who need specialized medical care as well as spay and neuter outreach. The race course is semi challenging around the Alamo Heights area, but well worth it with the awards that are presented at the conclusion of the race.

  • Museum Day Live
    Museum Day Live 9/27 9:00AM
     

    The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 27, as part of Smithsonian magazine's tenth annual Museum Day Live. A nationwide event, Museum Day Live offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution. Museum Day Live is an opportunity to visit the museum’s main exhibit floor, featuring more than 20 cultures that have contributed to the Texan identity, exhibits on display will include the Texas Contemporary Artists Series group show, featuring 12 artists who have exhibited at the ITC over the past five years; and Texas Art Quilts and Modern Masterpieces, featuring more than 40 quilts traveling from the Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange.    

    Category: Special events
  • 24th Annual Run & Walk for AIDS
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  • 24th Annual Walk/Run for AIDS

    More than 800 people are expected to gather at the Blue Star Arts Complex on Saturday for the 24th Annual Run and Walk for AIDS, benefiting the San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF). The 5k run and 2-mile walk is one of SAAF’s largest fundraisers. The Run/Walk for AIDS brings together individuals and teams to a festival-like setting along the banks of the San Antonio River. The run and walk will take place along the Blue Star Arts Complex/Mission River Reach extension, where there are booths, entertainment and giveaways for all the participants. This year we are excited to have Morning Mimosas by Barraca paella & Tapas Bar, A.M. Ales by Blue Star Brewing Co., Pet Paws Corner by Lucy’s Doggie Day Care and Fun Zone by Inspire Fine Arts and Microsoft Store. DJ Crys Stone will emcee the festivities.  

  • Martina McBride:

    Martina McBride is regarded as one of country’s finest singers. Her latest album, Everlasting, is a departure that breathes new life into classics by performing greats like Sam Cooke, The Supremes and Van Morrison. The pop repertoire and her blue-eyed soul musical approach are new for McBride.

  • 5th Annual Native San Antonio Festival

    The TVA is performing at the 5th Annual Native San Antonio Festival at the historic Land Heritage Institute on the Medina River. This fun-filled outdoor festival is a celebration of San Antonio's history and culture! Enjoy hayrides, hands-on activities for children, longhorn cattle, interpretive nature walks, exhibits on Native American cooking, Texas snakes, birds & plants, solar cooking, an historic chuck wagon plus Native American dancing, music and storytelling. There are activities for everybody! Food and drink are available along with many vendors of art, jewelry, baskets and more. Bring the kids!

  • Síclovía
    Síclovía 9/28 10:00AM
     

    Síclovía is a free event that turns major city streets in to a safe place for people to exercise and play.The streets become temporarily car-free for about 5 hours on Sundays for families to run, ride bikes, take exercise classes and enjoy their city streets. Tune up your bikes and grab your helmet or running shoes because it is time for San Antonio’s next Síclovía! On Sunday, Sept. 28,  Broadway Street will be closed to auto traffic between Lion’s Field and Alamo Plaza so attendees can bike, run and “Play in the Street”.

  • Síclovía 5K Run/Walk
    Síclovía 5K Run/Walk 9/28 8:00AM
     

    Prior to the start of Síclovía we will be hosting our 3rd annual 5k Run/Walk at Alamo Plaza. The start and finish line will be at Alamo Plaza. Proceeds from this portion of the day assist us in hosting future Síclovía's! Please encourage your friends, family and co-workers to join us in Downtown San Antonio for a fun family run or walk. There will be a "Team Challenge" and the group with the largest number of registrants to complete the race will receive free Síclovía merchandise. You can denote your team on the the registration page.

    Place: Alamo Plaza
  • Parktoberfest
    Parktoberfest 9/28 3:00PM
     

    Parktoberfest is an afternoon of craft brews, German music, and great eats that recall the days when Otto and Emma Koehler owned and operated a biergarten in Brackenridge Park on the banks of the San Antonio River. The event, which is free of charge to the public, will include ragtime piano music from Beethoven Mannerchor and period games for the whole family, along with food trucks and beer samples from a number of local brewers, including Ranger Creek and Alamo Ale.

  • Siclovia
    Siclovia 9/28 10:00AM
     

    Síclovía is a free event that turns major city streets in to a safe place for people to exercise and play.The streets become temporarily car-free for about 5 hours on Sunday for families to run, ride bikes, take exercise classes and enjoy their city streets. Prior to the start of Síclovía we will be hosting our 3rd annual 5k Run/Walk at Alamo Plaza. Proceeds from this portion of the day assist us in hosting future Síclovía's! Please encourage your friends, family and co-workers to join us in Downtown San Antonio for a fun family run or walk.

  • Síclovía
    Síclovía 9/28 10:00AM
     

    Making recreational use of closed-off city streets since 1976, Colombia’s cycle-centric concept Ciclovía (Spanish for “cycleway”) has inspired adaptations across the globe, with events taking place in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, New Zealand, Mexico, Peru and all over the U.S. Launched in 2011, SA’s fast-growing version Síclovía (a collaboration between the YMCA, the Mayor’s Fitness Council and others) was an instant hit and is now considered the Alamo City’s “largest free health and wellness event.” Expected to draw more than 65,000 participants, Síclovía's latest chapter sees the car-free, kid-friendly outing taking over a stretch of Broadway between Alamo Plaza and Lion's Field Park. The 3.25-mile route also includes an Eastside extension encompassing Dignowity and Lockwood Parks along with designated Reclovías to relax and refuel.  

  • Siclovia
    Siclovia 9/28 10:00AM
     

    Síclovía is a free event that turns major city streets in to a safe place for people to exercise and play. The streets become temporarily car-free for about five hours on Sunday for families to run, ride bikes, take exercise classes and enjoy their city streets. Prior to the start of Síclovía we will be hosting our 3rd annual 5K Run/Walk at Alamo Plaza. Proceeds from this portion of the day assist us in hosting future Síclovías! Please encourage your friends, family and co-workers to join us in Downtown San Antonio for a fun family run or walk.

  • The Bad Plus
    The Bad Plus 9/30 7:30PM
     

    Arts San Antonio presents The Bad Plus. Few jazz groups in recent memory have amassed such acclaim, and inspired such controversy, as The Bad Plus. For over a decade, they have thrived at the intersection of jazz, indie rock and contemporary classical music. On Made Possible, the group's 8th studio album, The Bad Plus unleashes spellbinding original compositions that showcase everything this groundbreaking trio is capable of: heart-pounding acoustic anthems, bleary melancholia, fearless juxtapositions and a masterful sense of song.

  • 5th Annual Gong Shorts
    5th Annual Gong Shorts 10/1 6:00PM
     

    San Antonio’s 5th Annual Gong Shorts, a short film competition, takes place at the Alamo Drafthouse Park North. San Antonio native turned Hollywood actor, Jonathan Joss, of Parks and Recreation, King of the Hill and True Grit,  will be speaking from 6 to 7pm on the film industry and his own personal experiences as an actor and producer, as well as some current projects that he is executive producing. The competition will begin at 7pm sharp and is emceed by comedian Jade Esteban Estrada. The first 20 films that are received will be played. Each film gets played for three minutes, at which time the audience can call out for the dreaded gong. The gong is struck by the intrepid emcee, if the majority of the audience calls for it. If not, the film plays on and is eligible to win. Filmmakers are asked to come up after their film has played for a small Q&A. The audience determines first, second and third place at the end of the evening.

    Category: Special events
  • Craft Beer Tasting
    Craft Beer Tasting 10/1 7:00PM
     

    The Hangar Tavern's Craft Beer Tasting, held every 1st Wednesday of the month, will be on October 1st. Guests will sample 10 craft beers from 5 different breweries. The admission price includes 10 beer samples, light snacks, a $10 Hangar Tavern gift card and a raffle ticket.

    Category: Special events
  • Urban Backyard BBQ at Q Kitchen | Bar

    Q Kitchen | Bar takes the concept of the neighborhood get together and turns up the heat with the second annual Urban Backyard BBQ. Guests will enjoy complimentary samples of Q Kitchen | Bars new menu items including the popular and delicious Texas Style Poutine. These house-made french fries are topped with pulled pork, country gravy and local cheddar cheese curds. Other featured items include: the Queso Fundido, which consists of smoked brisket, black beans, creamy cheddar and fresh tortilla strips; the hearty Smoked Steak Sandwich featuring shaved, house smoked strip loin piled high and topped with white cheddar, mushrooms, caramelized onions, and roasted garlic aioli; Finally, crowd pleasing Mini Brisket Tacos will be served with pico de gallo, queso fresco, a lime wedge, salso rojo and chipotle cream. No BBQ is complete without sips, and you can quench the flames with one of the many libations that Q Kitchen | Bar will have on hand. Featured beverage vendors include Karbach Brewing, Cinco Vodka, TX Blended Whiskey, Becker Vineyards, and the 1972 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon blended specifically for Q Bar. Fall is the perfect time to fire up the BBQ grill, but there's more to grilling than just food and fun. Fire is nothing to play with and it is imperative that safety precautions are taken to avoid injury. The chef and staff at Q Kitchen | Bar feel strongly about grilling safety, and that is why the event (which kicks off National Fire Prevention Month) will benefit the Texas Burn Survivor Society. Hyatt Regency and Q Kitchen | Bar are ongoing supporters of this organization that helps mentor burn patients at Brooks Army Medical Center's burn unit, as they undergo treatment and rehabilitation in an effort to transition back to living fulfilling lives. As part of their commitment, Q Kitchen | Bar will hold a raffle at the event and donate proceeds from ticket sales to the Texas Burn Survivor Society. Prizes include a bottle of Q's 1972 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon, lunch for four at the Pasta Buffet, tickets to a beer or bourbon dinner and a one night stay at the hotel, complete with breakfast. In addition, Q Kitchen | Bar will also donate 5% of proceeds from all dinners throughout the month of October to the Texas Burn Survivor Society. City: San Antonio,

  • Free Craft Beer Tasting
    Free Craft Beer Tasting 10/2 7:00PM
     

    Conroy's Irish Pub will host a complimentary Craft Beer Tasting on Thursday, October 2. Guests can sample 10 craft beers from 5 different breweries, while munching on light snacks. All attendees will receive 10 beer samples and a raffle ticket upon entry. Prizes such as glassware and brew kits are given away every 20 minutes.

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    Category: Words, Poetry reading
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
    Fantastic Mr. Fox 9/23 7:30PM
     

    Mr. Fox is a very clever fox. But oftentimes, it is the cleverest of foxes that makes the greatest enemies. Composed by Opera San Antonio’s Artistic Director Tobias Picker, Fantastic Mr. Fox chronicles a gang of woodland creatures as they attempt to outwit three very brutish farmers. Picker was commissioned by the Roald Dahl Foundation to compose the music for this live action spectacle in 1998 (over 10 years before Wes Anderson’s film made Mr. Fox famous!). Tuesday’s performance is Opera San Antonio’s inaugural offering at the Tobin.

    Category: Theater, Opera
  • Cocktails and Culture: The Witte Uncorked

    Experience the Witte after hours at this adults-only social gathering with complimentary hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and a presentation by Curator of Paleontology and Geology Dr. Thomas Adams, who'll discuss upcoming dino digs and answer your "prehistoric ponderings."

    Place: Witte Museum
  • Cultura Dura
    Cultura Dura 9/25 10:00PM
     

    Billed as a celebration of the future of urban Latin music, Cultura Dura is an eight-city tour presented by Brooklyn’s Remezcla and Mike’s Harder Lemonade. The San Anto incarnation of the tour will feature Austin’s shape-shifting Latin-fusion/EDM tribe Peligrosa and the bilingual, salsa- and cumbia-sampling hip-hop stylists Third Root (SA) and Álvaro Díaz (ATX). Whether you’re into thoughtful lyricists spitting fire at “the man” or you’re just looking to dance all night, Cultura Dura’s got you covered. The strictly 21-and-up event is free with your RSVP at the website listed below.

    Place: The Korova
    Category: Music, Ethnic/World, Latin
  • Destination Hong Kong
    Destination Hong Kong 9/25 7:00PM
     

    SAMA’s Hong Kong-themed, casual-chic gala features music by the Klocks, a raffle, and food and cocktails on the the Gloria Galt River Landing.

    Category: Benefit, Fundraiser, Art, Party
  • Eluveitie
    Eluveitie 9/26 8:00PM
     

    On first listen, the two most recent singles released by folksy Swiss metallurgists Eluveitie seem to come from two bands that wouldn’t even tour together. “The Call of the Mountains” sounds as if the Corrs came back with badass tattoos and “King” is heavier-than-thou doom-gaze, at least till the bagpipes kick in. In the context of the album, they’re part of a larger song cycle incorporating Celtic mythology and traditional instruments (like violins, the hurdy gurdy and uilleann pipes) into metal heavy enough to befit a band with a name taken from ancient Etruscan graffiti.

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