The nation's largest mud run for women is coming to San Antonio in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With an expected 1,500 women participating in the Dirty Girl Mud Run all proceeds will be donated to the prevention-focused organization Bright Pink. Cancer survivors can run, hop, climb, and crawl their way through the 5k obstacle course for free in an empowering and supportive environment. The interconnection of body and emotions is translated through an analogous color palette. A vino reception will take place at 6:00 pm on opening day, followed by an art talk at 7:00 pm.
Market Square is filled with live musical performers, folklorico dancers, arts and crafts, food and more.
The San Antonio Symphony and Ballet San Antonio collaborate in this celebrated rendition of a timeless children’s tale. Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score, the company’s professional artists accompany the best young local talent on Clara’s dreamy travels to the Kingdom of the Sweets.
Penned in 1816 by German author E. T. A. Hoffmann, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King formed the fantastical springboard for the Tchaikovsky-scored two-act ballet The Nutcracker. Premiered in 1892 in St. Petersburg, Russia, with choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, the holiday mainstay has inspired an eclectic array of adaptations—from B. Bumble and the Stingers’ boogie-woogie hit “Nut Rocker” to the burlesque satire The Slutcracker. Choreographed by Gabriel Zertuche and conducted by Akiko Fujimoto, this local production unites Ballet San Antonio and the San Antonio Symphony for dancing around the Christmas tree, a war between gingerbread soldiers and menacing mice, and an enchanting voyage in a dolphin-powered boat to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Land of Sweets.
For those interested in improving their creative writing skills, there will be several workshops in the upcoming Saturdays to do so. September 21: Getting started on your first novel. October 19: What is your genre? November 16: Getting to the point. Decemember 7: Putting the finishing touches on your novel.
Tanz der Nacht is a monthly event which will feature industrial, all forms of EBM, goth, synthpop, and darkwave. Resident DJs are: DJ Dantes Prayer DJ Infekktion.
Go Spurs Go!
For more information about ticketing, game schedules, and more you can visit http://www.nba.com/spurs and http://www.attcenter.com/.
The San Antonio bred rock group has toured with the likes of Flyleaf, Saving Abel, and Black Stone Cherry after their first opening show at the Freeman Coliseum in 2009.
Inspired by a 1930s-era tradition, the Institute of Texan Cultures’ Toy Day provides free admission for kids 12 and under who bring a new, unwrapped toy for the San Antonio Fire Department toy drive. As added incentive, the Fire Department will be on hand with an ambulance, antique fire truck and modern fire truck for discovery and exploration. Inside the ITC, visitors can enjoy holiday crafts from around the world, photo ops with Santa Claus and a traditional Mexican “Pastorela” performed by Los Belen Pastores.
Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off the holiday season by helping others! Wear a holiday themed costume, tie jingle bells to your shoelaces and help raise funds to fight arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving back.
Self-taught paleontologist and TV personality “Dinosaur George” Blasing visits Hardberger Park’s Urban Ecology Center to speak to guests of all ages about the dinosaurs of Texas.
Hosted by Katie Red and Pelvis Costello, te award-winning burlesque group will show you how to teas the season during this holiday show. Performers will include Vixy Van Hellen, Betty Cash, Mary Annette, the 2013 Southern Fried King of Burlesque, Jasper St. James and the newly-crowned 2013 San Antonio Queen of Burlesque, Olympia DeWinter. With special guest performances by Foxxy Blue Orchid and Black Orchid from Stars and Garters Burlesque and from the award-winning Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue in Austin, TX, Goldie Candela.
The Mockingbird Holiday Market will feature handcrafted, one of kind items by local artists.
An intriguing concept designed to “encourage the community to buy artwork during the holiday season,” Beacon Hill’s new French & Michigan Gallery’s exhibition “50 / 250” comprises 250 works by 50 artists currently or previously based in San Antonio, Austin or Houston. Although representing a wide variety of disciplines (including architecture, painting, ceramics, woodworking and printmaking) the selected artists were limited to submitting five works, all on 8-inch-by-8-inch paper—a connective thread allowing the assembled pieces to come together in a large grid on one wall. According to gallery director Billy Lambert, this limitation of medium and size inspired certain artists to “explore something new” or “reevaluate and refocus their techniques.” In keeping with the show’s shopping initiative, all works are priced at $250 and can be taken “immediately upon purchase.” Uniting a number of accomplished locals, the list of contributing artists includes the likes of Andy Benavides, Anne Wallace, Judith Cottrell, Louis Vega Treviño, Sarah Sudhoff and Scott Martin, whose night photograph Women Men is shown here.
Hosted by Katie Red and Pelvis Costello, the Pastie Pops’ 3rd Annual Christmas Burrr-lesque Show stars all your favorite Pops along with special guests Black Orchid and Foxxy Blue Orchid (of Stars and Garters) and Goldie Candela (of Austin’s Jigglewatts) shaking their jingle bells to holiday classics. Wear your ugliest holiday sweater for a chance to win “awesome prizes.”
Join the Children's Hunger Fund in wrapping toys for children in need. The event will take place on Dec. 7 at the Children's Hunger Fund Warehouse.
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.
In celebration of the impact women have made on the music industry, New Braunfels nightclub Harmony Sweet will host a variety of performances by up-and-coming female musicians.
Dottie Griffith will be signing her Texas Holiday Cookbook at Pearl's Tamale Festival.
Lewis Fisher will be signing his book Chili Queens, Hay Wagons and Fandangos: The Spanish Plazas in Frontier San Antonio during Pearl's Tamale Festival.
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