The 24th San Antonio International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Come out and show your support for all the women in your life and march with us through downtown San Antonio. Stay for the rally at HemisFairPark to be inspired by our speakers and performers.
Beating Cancer with Bri Bagwell, Bull Riding and a Big Texas Time. Only tickets purchased online or at one of our ticket sales booths go towards our cause, so please buy your tickets now! Enjoy the beautiful country setting at Tejas Rodeo Company while we BEAT cancer with Texas country beats, home-style cooking, cold drinks, a silent auction, shopping and a professional rodeo, including mutton bustin' and bull riding! This will be a family fun environment filled with excitement that can only be found in Texas. Purchase tickets at soliveinc.org.
Matt Bonner will host a special night of music when the Spurs take on the Los Angeles Lakers. Spurs Rock On Night will feature pre and post-game performances in the Bud Light Courtyard from musical acts curated by Matt and Luke Bonner, including hip-hop heavyweights Mobb Deep, The So So Glos, STRNGRS and Tan Vampires.
The 2nd Annual YMCA Tennis Tournament will raise money for our YPartners scholarship fund. Last year, we gave out over $156,000 in scholarships in financial assistance to those that needed it. If you'd like to play, be sure to register as space is filling up quickly. There will also be silent auction that will end on the afternoon and will feature autographed items from famous sports figures and other great athletes.
Win a beach resort vacation with a Goodwill donation during Goodwills Give Away To Get Away Donation Drive! Donate household items to Goodwill from March 17 to March 30 and enter to win a 3-night vacation for four to Schlitterbahn South Padre Island Beach Resort. Donate and enter to win at any Goodwill store or donation station in San Antonio, New Braunfels, Seguin or Laredo. For more information, visit www.goodwillsa.org or call 210-924-8581.
The San Antonio Chef Cooperative, the Dorćol Distilling Company and Edible San Antonio are throwing a party on March 8 with fabulous food, amazing Dorćol cocktails and great atmosphere in the So Flo Arts district. It's all for the 20th San Antonio Film Festival.
In addition to its 20th anniversary, Southtown’s own SAY Sí has a lot to celebrate. Launched in 1994 under the King William Neighborhood Association’s umbrella, the nonprofit has evolved from a modest operation serving 12 students to a full-time “creative youth development organization” with an enrollment of 200, community outreach benefiting upwards of 3,000 and a new game design program in the works. Not surprisingly, SAY Sí’s signature fundraiser Small Scale Works for a Larger Cause has followed this growth curve, expanding from an auction with 26 participants to a full-blown affair gathering works by 200-plus local, regional and national artists. While the main event doesn’t take place until March 21, avid collectors can jump the gun with the “buy it now” option at Thursday’s private preview and awards ceremony or First Friday’s free reception. Promising “a spectrum of one-of-a-kind art pieces ranging from abstract sculptures to hyper-realistic portraits and photography,” this year’s Small Scale features contributions from Diana Kersey, Hannah Dreiss, Kent Rush, Vikki Fields, Susan Budge, Steven Daluz and Nemo, to name but a few.
Didn't sell everything at your garage sale? Drop off good, clean, sellable items (no furniture) for Goodwill. For every truck filled, Goodwill will donate $1,000 to go toward the Schertz United Methodist Church's Faith In Action program to help community members in need. Tax donation receipts available.
Ambleside School of Fredericksburg is hosting its first ever spring fundraiser, Starry Night. Starry Night will include a carnival and dance for students and friends. The fundraiser includes a dinner featuring a wild game menu and a musical performances by the 4 Proches and the Any Given Sunday Band beginning shortly after. Auction items will be available for purchase and guests will have the opportunity to participate in raffles, various drawings and will have the chance to win a door prize.
Join hundreds in the fight against blindness at the San Antonio/Austin VisionWalk, the national fundraising event of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. People are invited to form teams or walk independently at the free, family-friendly event, which will also include children’s activities, a bounce house, refreshments, breakfast and lunch snacks, entertainment by several local mascots and much more.
Lupus is one of the cruelest, most mysterious diseases on earth. It is an unpredictable and misunderstood autoimmune disease that ravages different parts of the body. It is difficult to diagnose, hard to live with, and a challenge to treat. The Lupus Foundation of America, Lone Star Chapter will host its Inaugural Walk to End Lupus Now. Our hope in hosting this event is to bring awareness to this disease by reaching those who have been affected and giving them a day in which the community they live in is walking with them in this battle to end Lupus. Our event will attract 750-1000 participants and your involvement will assist in making the event hugely successful. Proceeds from the Walk to End Lupus Now will benefit local programs and services available to people living with lupus in our community. We provide the most accurate up-to-date information on lupus, support individuals through education, local support groups, local resources, and fund lupus research.
An inspiring event showcasing the Women and Girls Development Fund’s mission of enabling women and girls to reach their full potential. San Antonio community leaders will pair up with young ladies from the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio to enter into a poetry slam, or spoken-word poetry competition. With the support and stability of the San Antonio Area Foundation, staff and volunteers will work to expand involvement and charitable giving for the fund. The keynote speaker this year is San Antonio Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla.
The Make-A-Wish Golf Classic San Antonio is new this year. This tournament will help grant wishes to children facing life-threatening medical conditions in Central and South Texas. Course fees, cart, and the Post Play Awards Celebration are included in the participant fee. Tournament prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams, the longest drive, and closest to the pin.
The Literary Death Match is focused on the written word with four high profile authors performing their most electric works in seven minutes or less before a lively audience and a panel of all-star judges. As with pop culture programming “American Idol”, a panel of three high profile judges, take turns providing pointed, poignant and oftentimes hysterical commentary, as each match progresses to a positively absurd and comical climax to determine who takes home the Literary Death Match crown. Taking place in cities across the country, Literary Death Match has been called “the most entertaining reading series ever” by the Los Angeles Times.
Join in on the fun run supporting UT's nursing school graduates of 2014! Prizes will be awarded!
The 4th Annual Oral Cancer Foundation Walk/Run for Awareness of San Antonio is a family-friendly fundraising event for the entire community. Spreading awareness and early detection are key to survival. Please join us to learn about oral cancer and make a difference!
Celebration of life Benefit featuring The Damn Band. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. Alll proceeds go to the Emmond's family.
YOSA’s 3rd Annual Beethoven 5k/10k is an IAAP chip-timed race with a scenic route through Alamo Heights. Participants will walk/run to tunes by YOSA musicians along the course. Also, the best Beethoven costume wins a $100 prize. This event is endorsed by the Mayor’s Fitness Council and benefits 1,600 young musicians from the San Antonio area.
Nine-time Grammy Award winning band, Asleep At The Wheel, and the “Original Honky Tonk Hero,” Billy Joe Shaver, will headline an all-star cast of Texas favorites at a fundraiser for the Hill Country’s own Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch. All proceeds go to Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch, a 501c3 nonprofit, which has rescued and successfully placed thousands of dogs and other animals since its inception in 1998. Other performances by Jesse Dayton, who will perform his tribute to George Jones, and rising talent, Chet O’Keefe. Co-founder of the Utopia Animal Rescue, and current candidate for Texas Ag Commissioner, Kinky Friedman
A Taste of the Northside is an official Fiesta® event in San Antonio, TX presented by Lynd and H-E-B benefiting Brighton Center. There will be a wide selection of food and drink options along with live entertainment by The Decibel Band, Grooveline and THE MAX!
San Antonio Can High School will honor Kathy Mays Johnson at their 11th annual San Antonio Motherhood: The Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon. The benefit annually recognizes women who exemplify family and community leadership in San Antonio and benefits the students of San Antonio Can High School, a campus of Texas' Can Academies. The luncheon chair is Norma Reyes and the committee includes Carolyn Johnson, Lisa Piland and Mary Worth. Two San Antonio Can students will also be featured as speakers. Kathy Mays Johnson will be honored for her commitment to education, family and the community. Along with a strong business background, she has held leadership roles and served as an officer with numerous non-profit organizations in the San Antonio community.
Join us for a most unique and unforgettable evening as the 4th Annual Art in the Dark returns to the Witte Museum in celebration of the touchthe feelthe sense of art. The evening will begin with delicious hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer featured from popular restaurants and businesses throughout San Antonio. Meet some of the best local artists, potters, sculptors and jewelry designers who have each donated their one of a kind piece to Art in the Dark. Guests will have the opportunity to bid sight unseen, as each unique creation will be draped until the official unveiling at the end of the evening. Guests are encouraged to touch the art, pose questions to the individual artists and view other works they have designed, but no peeking. Entertainment provided by the San Antonio Lighthouse Choir. All proceeds benefit our blind children's programs.
Art in the Dark returns to the Witte Museum in celebration of the “touch”…the “feel”…the “sense” of art.Guests will have the opportunity to bid sight unseen, as each unique creation will be draped until the official unveiling at the end of the evening. Guests are encouraged to touch the art, ask questions to the individual artists and view other works they have designed - but no peeking. Entertainment provided by the San Antonio Lighthouse Choir. All net proceeds will benefit the blind children’s programs.
This yearly program brings attention to kidney disease and highlights the need for organ donation and kidney screenings.
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.
Join us for the most unique golfing experience in San Antonio. Championship blind golfers come to San Antonio from USA and Canada to play in the American Blind Golf National Championship Tournament. It is then followed with the Fore the Blind Charity Scramble where sighted golfers are paired with blind golfers. Put together a team or sign up individually. Be prepared to be awe-inspired and have the best golfing experience you have ever had. All proceeds benefit our blind childrens program.
Indulge on free wine and snacks, as you browse a unique selection of items, including art work by WRR animal artists'. Proceeds benefit the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.
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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International Women’s Day (IWD) started in the early 1900s at the International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen at the suggestion of Clara Zetkin. She proposed that women from every country should campaign for their rights annually to help end discrimination. More than 100 women from 17 countries attended the event and agreed with Zetkin. This year marks San Antonio’s 24th annual IWD March, where supporters will celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of all women while continuing to fight against social injustices. This year’s theme is “Nos tienen miedo porque no tenemos miedo (They fear us because we have no fear).” The march concludes with a rally featuring guest speakers, artisans and children’s activities. The march starts at the corner of S St. Mary’s and E Cesar Chavez (former Univision Building) and ends at HemisFair Park.
Do It Together Fest (DIT) is a one-day festival put together by labels from across the region. Showcasing more than 30 emerging bands from New Orleans, Denton, Houston, Austin and San Antonio, DIT is designed to give show-goers the best of what’s next in rock music. Along with the swell visiting bands (All People, Woozy and Caddywhompus, to name a few) the bill features a slew of promising local acts including Búho, Vetter Kids, Bright Like the Sun, Ghost Police and Cryin’ D.T. Buffkin & the Bad Breath. Organizer and Texas is Funny Records founder Scott Andreu told the Current, “DIT is our way of reaching out to the other ‘players’ in our region to start the dialog needed to encourage growth in audience and for people outside the region to take our area of the woods more seriously. We feel you can get much more done doing things together.” Here’s to a day of great music and the spirit of collaboration.
With First Friday and Second Saturday cosmically aligned for Contemporary Art Month, the weekend ahead presents a wealth of opportunities for the art crowd. Pending our collective recovery from the CAM kick-off Party and Blue Star’s trio of openings (see page 25), there’s a slew of happenings to keep on the radar for Saturday. A little pricey but benefiting a worthy cause, the Artist Foundation of San Antonio’s second annual Moveable Art Party wraps visual art, film, theater, music, poetry and aerial performance into a roving celebration with cocktails and a silent auction ($125, 6-11:45 p.m., begins and ends at Blue Star Theatre, 108 Blue Star). The South Flores Arts District rises to the occasion with receptions for the Aesthetic of Waste’s performance-based installation Waste Machine, involving a dirty jukebox in the basement of the Wong Grocery Building (7-11 p.m., 1502 S Flores); an eight-person show at Gallista (6-9 p.m., 1913 S Flores); a collection of surreal, ethereal, rasquache and retrospective “Short Stories” presented by the Spare Parts Mini Art Museum at Lady Base Gallery (7-10 p.m., 1913 S Flores); Clamp Light’s resident artists displaying “projections, lace, ceramics and naughty men” at FL!GHT (7-10 p.m., 1906 S Flores); and Gravelmouth’s selfie-inspired “Shoot Yourself,” featuring camera-ready backdrops created by Louie Chavez, Nik Soupé, Sixto-Juan Zavala and Shek Vega (7:30-11 p.m., 1906 S Flores). Just a hop, skip and a jump away at Epitome Institute, Dr. Chassis Gertrude Gaytan (aka Ann-Michèle Morales) curates “5 for 5: Revisiting the Senses,” an intriguing look at the “potentially wild world of synesthesia” (6-9 p.m., 222 Roosevelt). For details, visit contemporaryartmonth.com.
Where were you when Willy Wonka first scared the piss out of you and ruined your life? When mankind’s best and purest creation, candy, became a golden ticket to a nightmare world of pure imagination and melted chocolate—the means by which a purple-suited deviant transported a little-person-slave-powered riverboatload of preteens through the video from The Ring and into the seventh circle of steampunk kiddie hell. Children, as punishment for being children, are lured into Rube Goldberg deathtraps and subjected to David Cronenberg body horrors while their “guardians” look on in impotent terror. And our hero’s reward for surviving? Keep your mouth shut, Charlie, and someday all of this will be yours. Welcome to the world, kids. SAMA and Slab Cinema team up to screen the 1971 classic as part of the outdoor Family Flicks series. Pack a picnic.
DMX didn’t end up fighting George Zimmerman, but he’s coming to Backstage Live Saturday, March 8. Everyone’s favorite barking and growling emcee has seen better days. He’s only released two albums in the past 10 years and he has yet to match the fierce passion and skillful descriptiveness of his best work in the late 1990s. Nonetheless, dude’s still got the same skills that made him such a big deal in the first place. So come on out and show some love for what was and what still could be—I’m sure he’ll play “Party Up (Up in Here)” for you.
Over the course of three LPs, the Brooklyn-based indie-pop outfit Miniature Tigers has experimented with myriad sub-genres, effectively defying reviews peppered with descriptors like “catchy, disco-on-the-cheap,” “bedroom-psych-pop” and “tropical, Caucasian doo wop.” Regardless of stylistic shifts, the band—formed in MySpace-era Arizona by falsetto-inclined vocalist Charlie Brand and keyboardist/drummer Rick Schaier—maintains a playful sense of humor that reached new heights with 2012’s Mia Pharoah, a danceable romp driven by tracks (namely “Sex on the Regular” and “Female Doctor”) Rolling Stone summed up as “horndog electro-disco fantasies.” En route to play a string of shows at SXSW, the notoriously amusing quartet plays 502 in support of the forthcoming Cruel Runnings, which features songs about swimming pools and “lovers meeting at discotheques.”
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