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The ALS Association Texas Chapter announces San Antonio’s 16th Annual Walk to Defeat ALS - the organization’s largest yearly fundraiser that raises money for patients living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The three-mile walk is open to the public and all funds raised will be donated to The ALS Association Texas Chapter, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding the cause and cure of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Funds from the San Antonio walk go directly back into services provided to patients in the San Antonio area, at no cost to them. In addition to the walk, this year’s event will also feature children’s activities, a variety of fun entertainment and a post-walk cookout. Participants are urged to sign advocacy petitions while on-site as part of the organization’s work to bring the importance of ALS research to the attention of officials at all levels of government.
This Fun Run and Walk will be Sunday, October 26 at 8 am. It is presented by the Alamo Heights Rotary Club as part of the international push for awareness toward eradication of polio on a global scale. Rotary, along with its partners, has reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide since its first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. They are close to eradicating polio, but they need our help. Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours, here are some ways to make a global impact and protect children against polio forever.
Join Dr. Richard Ferguson, Honorary Chair for a golfer’s challenge to help a worthwhile cause by playing 60+ holes of golf in 10 hours at the Abode Memorial Golf-a-thon. Donations will help Abode serve up to 70 guests a year, who, for various reasons, are in need of a warm, welcoming home in the last few weeks or months of their lives. All of Abode’s guests stay free of charge.
"Halloween for Heroes" will feature an opening Halloween Show from Patsy Torres along with live music, drinks, and Casino Games. Plus there will be a costume contest with a $200 cash prize on the line! This event will benefit the San Antonio Coalition for Veterans and Families, which is focused on helping veterans, their families, and caregivers throughout San Antonio and Bexar County.
The San Antonio River Foundation is pleased to announce the first annual River Relay. On November 1, grab a partner and run/kayak a 6 mile round trip stretch of the San Antonio River. You can choose to do the run/kayak race as part of a team or solo or only kayak the entire way. For those of you who do not want to kayak, there will be a 5k run starting and ending at Confluence Park. After the race, the public is welcome to celebrate with our community partners.
The Fundraiser for the Children of Gaza at the Episcopal Church of Reconciliation features dinner, speakers and cultural events. Israel’s most recent massacre against the people of Gaza, “Operation Protective Edge,” has left Gaza devastated with $6 billion in damage, with the children as the most vulnerable victims. This fundraiser includes live music by Austin’s Layalina, a performance by UT’s Texas Dabke Group, a silent auction and a showcase of Palestinian arts and products. All proceeds from the event will benefit KinderUSA. KinderUSA is a registered 501c(3) non-profit that was founded by a group of physicians in 2003, whose mission is to “improve the lives of Palestinian children and other children in crisis through development and emergency relief".
Runway is a ladies night out featuring a fashion show presented by Julian Gold, wines from local and national vintners, plus unique boutique shopping, all to benefit the San Antonio Food Bank. Guests will even have the opportunity to join in the fashion fun and participate in a best dressed contest.
Each year, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio medical students involved with the Student Run Free Clinics organize a fund raiser event which includes an art auction and evening of musical performances called the Night of the Arts. This year will include many performances from members of the UTHSCSA and San Antonio art community. Come place a bid on local art or simply enjoy an evening of music and dance.
New York fashion designer and San Antonio native Marisol Deluna marks her 25th anniversary in the fashion industry with a runway show and cocktail party. Hosted by the Marisol Deluna Foundation and its partner, the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the black tie optional event benefits the launch of the Marisol Deluna Foundation Fashion Initiative to support the mentoring of Texas students and young aspiring designers interested in fashion and the design arts.
The 2nd Annual Walk/Run for Rex will be held in memory of Rex Neal Van de Putte, who was born on November 16, 2012 and died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) on May 7, 2013 at the age of 5 months. The race benefits the Southwest SIDS Research Institute. Help the cause by creating a team or registering as an individual. Your valuable support helps the safe sleep outreach in Bexar County with provision of Safe Sleep Kits provided to new parents of high risk babies and a free Pack N Play program for those who qualify and are in need of a crib. All funds raised at Rex’s Run are designated to be used in the San Antonio area.
GUSTO Push 5K, 10K and 20M is open to all runners and benefits The Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas. The course is professionally-marked, options include Training program, InfoSessions with experts in their fields and regular MeetUps. Runners will enjoy a great run, good food, water and electrolytes, and of course cold beer. And because you’re special, if you sign up for all 5 races, you will be entitled to a special event at the last race where you will be presented with splendid Finisher amenities.
Join the Epilepsy Foundation of Central and South Texas for a morning of fitness while supporting the epilepsy community. Save the date for the 6th annual 5K Fun Run and Walk benefitting the Epilepsy Foundation on November 15th.
Animal Rescue Connections is partnering with Goodwill Industries and their Partners for Good program. Start collecting and saving your clothes and household goods. Goodwill will bring a truck to fill at My Place Bar & Grille. Acceptable donation items include computers and computer accessories, electronics, housewares, home décor, cookware and dishes, books and toys. There are items that Goodwill cannot accept for the truck collection. These include; car seats, infant cribs, playpens, any baby furniture, furniture, large appliances, etc. All items must be in good, clean sellable condition. All donors will receive a tax receipt for their donation. In addition to helping ARC meet their fundraising goals, the drive provides items for re-sale at Goodwill. Every donation and every purchase at a Goodwill store funds education programs and services that assist people in finding better jobs and building careers.
The San Antonio Food Bank's The Great Turkey Challenge 5K is a chip-timed 5k Run/Walk on Thanksgiving morning to help fight hunger in our community. Every $15 generated by the race helps provide a turkey dinner to a family in need this holiday season. What better way to start off a day of thanks than with helping the Food Bank reach their Food 4 SA November goal of 1 million pounds of food? Join the SA Food Bank and walk/jog/run it out to benefit needy families.
The Mustache Dache is the nation’s premier mustache-themed running series. Men, women and children are all invited to embrace their inner Mario or Luigi and participate in this slightly irreverent 5k. Taking place during the month of November, the national series helps Movember, the global men’s health charity, combat prostate and testicular cancer. All participants receive a t-shirt and mustache finisher’s medal, plus access to the Mustache Bash post-race party, with photo booth, costume contest, food trucks and plenty more.
San Antonio Pets Alive! Foster Market will offer 50 percent off adoption fees of participating fosters. Find your new pet at the PetCo Pavilion. Pet friendly vendors will be there along with food. Five percent of food purchases go to San Antonio Pets Alive.
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Maybe it’s that opening on-the-nose Jonathan Livingston ambience or maybe it’s frontman Mike Score’s wail, but AFOS’ lead single “I Ran (So Far Away)” has a bet-the-farm Cinescope grandeur only attempted a couple of other times on their self-titled debut LP and with significantly less success. In hindsight, “I Ran” sounds like the Flock knew they wouldn’t be on our radar for long, but they sure left us a single—and, of course, a silly-ass haircut—for the ages. Score has long since shaved his head, but here’s hoping he’s still giving the people half of what they want.
The Institute of Texan Cultures opens its doors to a bevy of partygoers dressed as famous dead Texans for the fourth annual Dance with the Dead. The adults-only evening includes a live band, Día de los Muertos art exhibit and an art slam organized by Robert Wilkens. For an additional cost, Willie Mendez and Troy Simchak will lead tours of the museum’s haunted “hotspots.” Oh, and be warned: Guests take their costuming seriously, seeking “out the little nooks and crannies of Texas history” in hopes of winning the evening’s famed costume contest.
Given the Tobin’s other inaugural bookings, the Symphony’s Pops series leans toward the conservative. But the opener is a different matter altogether, with the Symphony inviting swing revivalists Big Bad Voodoo Daddy for a program that aims “to have you swinging in the aisles.” Getting a symphony to “swing” seems a dubious proposition. But BBVD has been pulling this off with symphonies since 2005, blending a goateed brand of retro swing into the symphony repertoire on the strength of a program mixing big band jazz, jump blues and crooner ballads.
Published in 2012, Rolling Stone’s list of The 10 Greatest Latin Rock Albums of All Time was controversial, but no one argued with the first choice: Café Tacuba’s masterpiece Re (1994) was a game changer which jumped from alternative son jarocho and industrial metal to bolero and mambo, and from funk and norteña to banda and pop. With their second album, the Mexican quartet (AKA Café Tacvba) left no stone unturned, but the variety of genres was just a detail—the power of Re rested on dynamite songs and superb production by Argentina’s Gustavo Santaolalla, who years later would win back-to-back Golden Globes and Oscars for his scores to Babel and Brokeback Mountain. Twenty-five years after the band was formed, and 20 years after their best album, the two-time Grammy and two-time Latin Grammy winners bring their perfect blend of sophisticated art-rock and visceral mestizaje to San Antonio for their 20re–ct25 Tour, during which they will perform Re in its entirety and (we hope) a few other classics. It’s an all-ages party celebrating the legacy of one of the world’s most original (and still relevant) bands in any language.
This stacked event just might be boss enough to draw the staunchest inner-loopers to venture a bit farther north this Saturday. NOSA (North of San Antonio) Fest is a one-day, all-ages festival which features a live rodeo, a silent auction, carnival games, food by local chefs, prize giveaways and live music from some of SA’s finest, including Fishermen, Bekah Kelso and the Fellas, Octahedron, and Band of Bandits. We are particularly excited to catch Austin soul collective Mingo Fishtrap in this beautiful outdoor space. A portion of the day’s proceeds will benefit the San Antonio Food Bank.
After dealing an existential blow to the Heat and signing back their entire roster, the Spurs have a lot to celebrate during the season-opening, pre-game bling ceremony. But don’t expect San Antonio to lose focus against the Mavs, the only team that took SA to seven games in the 2014 playoffs. While the Spurs’ lineup is almost identical to the playoff matchup, Dallas made some big moves, bringing back center Tyson Chandler, picking up former Spur Richard Jefferson and signing the budding threat of Chandler Parsons, though Vince Carter won’t be around to drop any icy three-point daggers.
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