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  • 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
  • So You Think You Can Dance
    So You Think You Can Dance 10/1 12:00AM

    Celebrating its momentous 11th season, So You Think You Can Dance’s Top 10 finalists will make their way across North America, performing in more than 70 cities, as part of the So You Think You Can Dance 2014. The Season 11 tour lineup includes the following Top 10 finalists: Bridget Whitman, Casey Askew, Emilio Dosal, Jacque LeWarne, Jessica Richens, Ricky Ubeda, Rudy Abreu, Tanisha Belnap, Valerie Rockey and Zack Everhart.

  • Witte Museum Store Media Open House

    The Witte Museum Store is now located in the lovely and historic Ruiz House. Built in 1746, the home of Jose Francisco Ruiz is one of the earliest Spanish-Colonial homes in San Antonio and served as the first public school in the area. Come see the new location and learn more about the historic property at an open house, exclusively for the media. As a perk for joining us, all store items will be 25% off. Wine and artisan cheeses provided.

    Place: Ruiz House
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  • 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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  •  Arts San Antonio Presents Beatrice Rana

    Italian pianist Beatrice Rana drew mass attention during the 2013 Cliburn Competition, capturing second prize, as well as the Audience Award. Born in Copertino, Italy, into a family of musicians, Beatrice Rana began musical studies at the age of four and made her concerto debut when she was nine. A prizewinner many times over, Ms. Rana was named “One to Watch” by International Piano magazine just before her Cliburn appearance. Highlights of her 2013–14 season include invitations to perform with Yannick Nézet-Seguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain, Miguel Harth-Bedoya with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and Fayçal Karoui with the Orchestre Lamoureux in Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, as well as tours of the United States arranged by the Van Cliburn Foundation.

  • Greenhouse Concert Series
    Greenhouse Concert Series 10/2 7:30PM

    Place: The Cove
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  • Urban Backyard BBQ at Q Kitchen

    Q Kitchen/Bar takes the concept of the neighborhood get-together and turns up the hear with the second annual Urban Backyard BBQ. Guests will feature samples of Q Kitchen/Bar’s new menu items.

    Category: Special events
  • PuroSlam Quinceanera Celebration

    PuroSlam is celebrating its 15th year with the quinceanera to end all quinceaneras. Featuring poetry readings, DJ Donnie Dee and music by San Antonio's own Nada Mas Basura. There will also be mariachis, food, desserts, special guests and surprises we don't even know about yet. Dress your best (or don't) and come celebrate fifteen years of slamming and heckling and inspiring and projecting mayhem.

    Place: Limelight
    Category: Special events
  • Del Castillo Farewell Show
  • Holly Days Arts & Crafts Fair
  • Scorpions vs. Fury
    Scorpions vs. Fury 10/4 7:30PM

    The San Antonio Scorpions take on the the Ottawa Fury FC at home.

    Place: Toyota Field
  • Yanaguana Indian Arts Market

    Showcasing more than 20 of the most respected Native American artists and their unique works of art, the Briscoe Western Art Museum celebrates the artistry and cultures of the vast Native American groups across the country with the inaugural Yanaguana Indian Arts Markets, the only such market in South Texas. Works of art include basketry, jewelry, carvings, ledger art, beadwork and pottery. In addition to selling works of art, juried competition will award prizes including Best of Show, Honorable Mention, and a coveted Purchase Award where the prized item is accessioned into the Briscoe Museum collection. Visitors can also enjoy performances, storytelling, and tours among the other activities. Members of the Briscoe Western Art Museum will have a special preview on October 4th at 9am.

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  • Huevos Rancheros Gala
    Huevos Rancheros Gala 10/4 9:00AM

    Westside nonprofit San Anto Cultural Arts serves up huevos rancheros with a side of rasquache at this 17th annual fundraiser. This year’s theme (Rasquachismo) celebrates art that creates the most meaning from basic materials; fitting for an organization that uses art as a tool for community empowerment. The kid-friendly day features an exhibit and silent art auction, live music from Henry Zimmerle, huevos rancheros from True Flavors and the crowning of 2014 King Huevo David Gonzales and Queen Huevo Antonia Castañeda based on their impact on “the cultural and artistic vibrancy of our community.”

  • Capital City Marching Festival 2014

    The state’s best high school bands will showcase their halftime shows at the 22nd Annual Capital City Marching Festival. Co-hosted by Crockett and LBJ High Schools, the festival features bands competing by division for the coveted “Best Musical Performance” and “Best General Effect” awards at the largest and longest-running marching band competition in Central Texas. Band members dress in full band regalia as they showcase their musical abilities and showmanship in front of cheering crowds. Support your local high school band as they strut their stuff on the field. Concessions and souvenirs are available.

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  • Oktoberfest at Hyatt Regency Hill Country

    Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa is throwing an Oktoberfest like no other, so come say hello to fall and make a splash during the hotel’s festive, fun-filled evening of craft beers, dancing, all of your favorite German foods and enjoy the hotel’s famous five-acres of water fun while you’re at it. Held on the resort grounds, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort’s Oktoberfest will fill its Luckenbach Pavilion with live music from the 2 Rivers Brass Quintet, a terrific selection of the best brews sure to put the “fest” in your October and authentic German cuisine that will make you feel as if you’re enjoying a meal in Germany itself. Brews featured during the festivities include Texas Craft Beers and German Oktoberfest and Fall beers such as St. Arnold’s Octoberfest, Karbach Krunkin Pumpkin, Hacker Pschorr Marzen Amber Ocktoberfest, Erdinger Hefe Weissbier Dark, Hofbrau Maibock, and Paulaner Oktoberfest among others. There may even be a few surprises to tempt your beer taste buds—like growlers for sale—and a full bar with other beers, wines, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available to quench the thirst you work up while demonstrating your best German polka. There’s nothing like a fantastic German feast to accompany your beer and Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort’s delicious food stations definitely fill the bill. With traditional German favorites such as Slow Cooked Sauerbraten and Egg Noodles, Shiner Bock Bratwursts, Braised Red Cabbage, Roasted Chicken with Beer and Onion Sauce, Warm Potato Salad, Pumpernickel Bread, Pretzel Rolls, Molasses and Honey Pfeffernuesse cookies, German Chocolate cake and much more, you’re sure to feel like you’ve stepped into a German brewhouse for a meal.  

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  • Mercado O'liva
    Mercado O'liva 10/4 10:00AM

    Reviving the open air market at the Historic Spanish Governor's Palace in the heart of Downtown.

    Category: Special events
  • Mercado O'Liva
    Mercado O'Liva 10/4 10:00AM

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  • Solar Fest 2014
    Solar Fest 2014 10/4 10:00AM

    The Alamo City’s only “100 percent renewably powered festival” kicks off a new chapter at San Antonio College’s William R. Sinkin EcoCentro, a recently dedicated building honoring Solar San Antonio’s late founder via solar panels, a water catchment tank, xeriscaping and an electric vehicle charging station. One of 80 events included in American Solar Energy Society’s national tour, the 13th annual Solar Fest offers live music on a solar-powered stage, tree giveaways and a kids’ zone while connecting guests with environmental organizations, solar installers and green building professionals.

  • City-Wide Cross-Fit Event

    In its third year, Barbells for Brighton, a unique event unlike any other around, has grown to epic proportions. This year, 8 local crossfit gyms, otherwise known as “boxes”, have jumped on board to play host to this competitive crossfit event to raise funds for the Brighton Center. For $25, athletes across the city can compete against other crossfitters in this city-wide event. Barbells for Brighton was first created in 2012 by Dr. Karen Hasty, an avid crossfitter and Brighton Center’s 2013 Princess of the Vine. The inaugural Barbells for Brighton supported Dr. Hasty’s Queen of the Vine campaign and ultimately facilitated her crowning as Princess.  The event caught fire and grew in its 2nd year with more than 70 participants raising just under $5,000 for Brighton Center.  Proceeds for the 3rd annual event will benefit Brighton Center’s Parent Programs which provide quality educational opportunities for children and young adults with developmental delays and disabilities by empowering parents, young adults, professionals and volunteers with the knowledge and tools to support and advocate for families and children in the communities in which they live.

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  • City-Wide
    City-Wide "Paw"-dopt-a-thon 10/4 11:00AM

    This bi-annual adoption event brings animal rescue organizations together from all over the city in hopes of placing as many homeless pets as possible into loving, forever homes. At last year's event more than 300 animals were adopted city-wide. The event, led by San Antonio Pets Alive, The Humane Society, Animal Care Services and The Animal Defense League promotes the adoption of rescue pets and the mission of making San Antonio the largest No Kill city in the nation.

    Category: Special events
  • United Soles Sneaker Show
  • Phillip Phillips
    Phillip Phillips 10/7 7:30PM

    Singer/guitarist Phillip Phillips, known for his rugged, rootsy rock and roll music showcased on debut hits like “Home” and “Gone Gone Gone,” brings his tour to San Antonio in support of his sophomore album Behind The Light. This new release features songs marked by a more ambitious and refined sensibility, but still powered by the earthy authenticity that’s shaped his sound. Phillips recently joined Matchbox Twenty and John Mayer on tour and shared a stage with Bruce Springsteen at the 2013 Rock in Rio festival.

  • Pan De Campo: Tejano Origins of the State Bread of Texas

    Join Casa Navarro in exploring the Tejano origins of Pan de Campo, the official Bread of the State of Texas, through interactive baking demonstrations and tastings that reflect the history of Tejanos in South Texas.

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  • Boots, BBQ and Blessings- Forest Park San Antonio Grand Opening

    Forest Park Medical Center San Antonio will host a “Boots, Barbeque & Blessings” event on Tuesdat, October 7 to introduce the community to the new state-of-the-art medical facility. The event will take place from 11 am to 1 pm and offer free lunch, guided tours and raffles. In addition, the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders will be on-hand for the celebration, and several autographed balls and jerseys will be given away in the raffle. We encourage San Antonio and area residents to stop by and get to know their newest local hospital, along with some of its physicians, nurses and staff.

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  • Stage Wars Tour
  • Mayor Ivy Taylor and Witte Museum to Announce Smithsonian Institution Affiliation

    Join Marise McDermott, President and CEO of the Witte Museum, Mayor Ivy Taylor and Harold Closter, Director of Smithsonian Affiliations, as they announce the naming of the Witte Museum as a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate and share the latest New Witte plans.

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  • Ladies Night Paint Party
    Ladies Night Paint Party 10/8 7:00PM

    Grab your friends and head to The Hangar Tavern on October 8th for a Paint Party. We’ll have Merry Monet’s artist Livia Istrate on site to guide you step-by-step on how to paint a spooky pumpkin while we sip on martinis (or other beverages). No painting experience is necessary.

    Category: Special events
  • Whiskey Tasting
    Whiskey Tasting 10/8 8:00PM

    The Hangar's monthly Whiskey Tasting, held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month will be on October 8th. The price of admission includes 5 whiskey samples and 5 hand-crafted whiskey cocktail samples, light snacks, a $10 Hangar gift card and a raffle ticket.

    Place: The Hangar
    Category: Special events
  • Gemini Ink Inkstravaganza 2014 Gala

    Every year Inkstravaganza honors a San Antonio local literary legend. This year Gemini Ink turns 21 and for our coming-of-age party, we are honoring one of the biggest local legends of all, Gemini Ink founder Nan Cuba. Help celebrate the woman who started it all at the literary party of the year with a cocktail hour featuring the "Nan Cuba Libre," festive banquet by Paige Barteau, art sale featuring the work of Franco Mondini-Ruiz, & music by George Prado.

    Place: Pearl Stable
    Category: Special events

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  • Gong Shorts
    Gong Shorts 10/1 6:00PM

    Though The Gong Show wasn’t claimed as a primary influence on SA’s Gong Shorts, the NBC program surely is an unruly ancestor of this weekend’s mini film festival. From 1976 to 1978, NBC ran this absurd showcase of non-talent, with B-list celebrities judging campy acts, nixing rough ones with a monstrous gong and granting a useless prize to the winner at show’s end. The midpoint between America’s Got Talent and Tim and Eric, it was just dumb enough to catch daytime audiences cruising channels between soaps. “I definitely relate the idea to The Gong Show,” says Gong Shorts developer Kimberly Suta. “I grew up watching that.” The Gong Shorts owes its direct inspiration to a similar contest in Arizona, despite the homage in name and percussive instrument to the ’70s farce...Though the gong could be a traumatic tone for some filmmakers, Suta considers the festival as a resource for student and amateur aueters. “It’s a good way to figure out, ‘well, maybe my film isn’t grasping audience attention,’” Suta claims. “We always offer that people can rework their films and reenter them.”

    Category: Film, Shorts
  • Paul McCartney vs. Ringo Starr

    The age old schoolyard question: “Who’d be the last Liverpudlian standing in a no-holds-barred Beatle battle royal?” (Note: As a child of the ‘80s, I just assume the Beatles were the early ‘60s equivalent of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Unfortunately, the passage of time has already eliminated half the bracket, but this month San Antonio hosts both surviving Beatles, and you get the rare chance to cast your vote in the way that really matters—with your pocket book. Or, rather, with the bulk of your bank account and possibly part of your cashed-in 401K. Tickets to McCartney (whose latest release New proves he’s still one of our greatest living songwriters) cost more than my first car before they sold out. As of this writing ticket resale site StubHub had less than 60 seats available at prices ranging from $992 to $3,326. Diehard Macca fans have already sold their kidneys and/or children and/or children’s kidneys. To see Starr (whose latest, Ringo 2012, proves he can still keep the hell out of some 4/4 time and nail that one note he sings), however, you might just have to pawn a nice TV. Those tickets are also sold out, but you might get one from StubHub for as (relatively) low as $93. Say what you want about Ringo, he’s always known his place.

    Category: Music, Concert, Rock/Pop
  • Ed Wilson:
    Ed Wilson:"One-Off's" 10/2 6:00PM

    Fl!ght Gallery showcases a collection of works artist Ed Wilson has created over the last 18-plus years, from castings to large-scale sculpture.

    Place: FL!GHT
    Category: Art, Exhibits
  • Tommy Gregory:

      Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum hosts an opening reception for Houston based artist Tommy Gregory, whose sculptural, photographic and installation based works deal with technology, communication and patience. In a modern society of instant gratification, the “smart” device takes over and patience falls to the wayside. Gregory's work "in this exhibition gives the viewer a tongue-in-cheek look at [his] take on all of this...From selfies to the planned obsolescence of rapidly changing technologies.”

    Category: Art, Exhibits
  • The Manhattan Short Film Festival

    Founded by Nicholas Mason in 1998, the Manhattan Short Film Festival has grown from a humble presentation screened on the side of a truck to a far-reaching global affair encompassing upwards of 250 cinemas spread across six continents. With alums who have gone on to earn Oscar nods, Manhattan Short is now billed as a “breeding ground for the next big thing in film.” An interactive draw for opinionated cinephiles, the top awards (Best Film and Best Actor) are determined by audience votes collected at screenings around the world. Narrowed down from 589 entries representing 47 countries and ranging in length from eight to 17 minutes, the fest’s 17th annual program comprises Ben Brand’s 97% (Netherlands), Alix Lambert and Sam Chou’s Crime: The Animated Series (U.S.), Elena Fuller’s On the Bridge (UK), James Croke’s Shift (Australia), Andreas Thaulow’s The Fall (Norway), Thierry Lorenzi’s On/Off (France), Josh Soskin’s La Carnada (Mexico), Bexie Bush’s Mend and Make Do (UK), Monn Molson’s The Bravest, The Boldest (U.S.) and Erik Schmitt’s Rhino Full Throttle (Germany).

    Place: URBAN-15
    Category: Film, Shorts
  • SERIE: A Serie Project Perspective

    On Friday, October 3 SAY Si and UTSA will present “SERIE: A Serie Project Retrospective,” an exhibition of 100+ Serie Project artworks never before displayed from the private collection of Drs. Harriett and Ricardo Romo. The Serie Project, which started in 1993 by the late artists and teacher, Sam Conrado, allows underrepresented artists to benefit from collaboration and learn the ‘serigraphy’ technique.

    Category: Art

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