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This year’s parade, entitled Stars On The River, promises an evening of family fun with live music, celebrities and lights. More than 40 festively decorated floats sponsored by local community organizations and military installations drift down the San Antonio River. The evening’s festivities give a Texas-sized welcome to the enthusiastic spectators along the winding route.
Each year hundreds of people from all over the country line the banks of the San Antonio River to view the most unusual parade in America: The Texas Cavaliers River Parade. This year’s parade, entitled “Stars On The River”, promises an evening of family fun with live music, celebrities and lights. More than 40 festively decorated floats sponsored by local community organizations and military installations drift down the San Antonio River. Spectators party up and down the river to the accompaniment of singers, musicians and live bands.
Texas State seniors Alexandra Galley, Amanda Lukacs, Ashley French Kontnier, Brenda Trevizo, Chloe Dehmer, Estefania Marquez, K. Botter-El Lababedi, Mackenzie Vaclav Petter, Mary Katherine Riley, Nathaniel Record,Taylor Waldt and Whitley Stratton explore and critique various topics (including gender identity, mental illness, meditation and subcultures) via painting, photography, mixed media and ceramics. The opening reception takes place in the University Galleries at the Joann Cole Mitte Building.
In conjunction with National Poetry Month, 2014-2016 San Antonio Poet Laureate Laurie Ann Guerrero discusses the art and craft of poetry and reads from her collection A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying.
Join us for a workshop with guest speaker Shelby Miller who will discuss doTERRA products, which are more effective, less expensive and are not toxic.
The USAF Band of the West presents their annual Fiesta in Blue concerts. Hope to see you there.
That director Ishiro Honda had Katsumi Tezuka don that suffocating radioactive-reptile suit to stomp a scale-model of Tokyo in 1954’s Gojira rather than, say, Washington, D.C., might indicate something about Nihonjinron versus Toby Keith’s boot in yer ass, but we’ve come to praise Godzilla, not to write an ill-informed undergrad thesis about him/her. Subsequent films saw history’s most kickass nuclear-holocaust metaphor save mankind from such varied threats as Mechagodzilla, Godzillasaurus and Space Godzilla, but 1985’s The Return of Godzilla is a relapse into malevolence that’s never been released on DVD in the US. In anticipation of yet another reboot to be released next month, Cult Movie TV Danger Zone is screening Return (aka Godzilla 1985). Tickets, which must be purchased online, are $2—less than they would’ve cost 20 years ago. Plus it’s the Japanese version with English subtitles, so it counts as an artsy foreign film.
The 101th Annual Flower Show of the Women's Club of San Antonio features a wide array of beautiful and imaginative fresh and dried floral arrangements, horticulture displays, table settings and youth exhibits. Judging by certified National Flower Show judges takes place on the opening day, along with a ribbon cutting attended by local and Fiesta dignitaries.
Ginger Hudson will be the speaker at this monthly meeting for the NPSOT-SA.
Get some hands-on experience in the art of papel picado making. Guests of all ages are invited to create their own papel picados to take home or decorate Casa Navarro. Demonstrations and activities will be led by Alianza LatinoAmericana. This event is free to the public.
Join us for Luis Lopez' open studio and a guided night viewing of the Tobin Hill history mural.
Award winning sketch comedy group Comedia A Go-Go presents a brand new Fiesta comedy event. Comedia A Go-Go will bring their blend of uncensored live and video comedy sketches to poke fun at all things San Antonio and Fiesta. Whether its making fun of NIOSA, the Kings and the Queens, getting pins or making sure you get to the parade a month early to get the perfect seat, Night in Pinch promises to have you laughing at all the things you love and hate about the Alamo City's biggest party. If you've lived in San Antonio your whole life or are just visiting, Night in Pinch is the perfect way to end a day of eating turkey legs and stacking cups.
Special guests: Capture the Crown, Palisades, Bleach Blonde and Alive In The Lights.
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!
We are all downstream. This eloquent film discusses the connection between the environment and human health. It follows an ecologist during one year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links.
Join students as they distribute poems in the community surrounding the Alameda Theater.
POETRICITY hosted by Val "Black Butterfly Thibodeaux and Catherine A. "Jazz Cat" Lee."
Free movie starring James Franco and a reading from the controversial poem "Howl"
A film directed by and starring James Franco about the controversial poem "Howl", a reading of the poem, and a biopic about Allen Ginsberg, including the City Lights Bookstore obscenity trial.
Since 2002, A Taste of the Northside has been bringing the Fabulous side of Fiesta to San Antonio's northside residents. With more than 60 local restaurants providing food samplings; abundant choices of select beer, fine wine and top-shelf margaritas and multiple stages with great live music. A Taste of the Northside benefits Brighton Center, a local nonprofit serving children with disabilities or delays and their families. Tickets available at local H-E-B grocery stores, online or at The Fiesta Store through April 21.
This spectacular performance, captured live in October 2013, celebrates the 25th anniversary of his landmark album So and reunites Peter with his original touring band from 1986 to cover his most well-known hits, including “Solsbury Hill,” “Digging in the Dirt,” “Sledgehammer,” “Mercy Street” and more. Additionally, the event will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with those closest to him.
An evening of beauty and fantasy awaits those who attend the Coronation of the Queen of The Order of the Alamo, one of the central features of Fiesta® San Antonio. With a spectacularly set stage, the symphony orchestra conducted by Roger Melone performs the accompaniment as visiting and in-town Duchesses make their full-court bows at “The Court of Sovereign Legends” followed by the presentation of Her Royal Highness the Princess and the Coronation of Her Gracious Majesty, the Queen. All wear elaborate dresses and trains spangled with glittering beads, crystals and jewels. Thought by many to be one of the most magnificent and unusual events of its kind in the country, the Coronation of the Queen is an event for the whole family. All seats reserved.
Kevin Prince, aka Mr. Composition, is one of the hardest workers in SA music. The 23-year-old has released at least one LP or mixtape every year since he was 18 (much of this material is available at mrcomposition.bandcamp.com). Last year’s release, Running Red Lights Through Life, was one of my favorite local albums of 2013. It laid bare the rapper’s growth from a curious and earnest wordsmith to a master of his craft, gifted at melding personal narrative with commentary on universal concerns. Graffiti the Mind, out on May 2, sees the emcee truly coming into his own. Produced by San Anto native Ruler Why, Graffiti the Mind features beats that enhance the meaning of individual songs. Prince rhymes with entertaining, engaging lyrics, delivered with a unique flare in diverse styles. As Prince told the Current, he has long used rap as “a means of expressing [himself] and [his] experiences and frustrations.” As Prince has grown as an artist, he’s expanded his scope, concerned now with broader societal issues. Most impressively, these aren’t just raps; these are songs. Graffiti, anchored by the anthemic posse cut “Believe” and thought-provoking extended metaphor “Graffiti Lenz,” is a joy to bump and communicates an unstoppably positive message: Be patient, work your ass off, ask questions and give of yourself if you want to receive anything in return. Don’t miss the chance to see Graffiti done live at Fitzgerald’s on April 25
Devised during the hacienda system as a method to prepare horses and riders for war and formally institutionalized in the post-revolutionary period, charrería is the national sport of Mexico. For the last six decades, the Asociación de Charros de San Antonio has championed charrería (often described as Mexican rodeo), competing throughout the year and attracting a diverse crowd each April with its beloved Fiesta charreada A Day in Old Mexico. Of the 10 official suertes (competitive roping and riding events performed in period costumes), the all-female escaramuza easily stands out as a fan favorite. Created during the 1950s and officially added to the charreada mix in 1992, the choreographed skirmish showcases a team of young ladies demonstrating precision skills (some inspired by the soldaderas who fought alongside men in the Mexican Revolution) while riding sidesaddle in colorful dresses named after Pancho Villa’s legendary companion Adelita.
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