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Posted: August 17, 2016

Weekend Fun

NEW MOVIES: JUSTICE LEAGUE, WONDER, THE STAR, ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ.

THUNDER @ SPURS FRIDAY 7PM, MON: HAWKS@ SPURS 7:30PM

NFL: THURS: TITANS @ STEELERS, CARDINALS @ TEXANS 12:00pm Sunday, EAGLES @COWBOYS 7:30PM Sunday

COLLEGE FOOTBAL: THURSDAY PRAIRIE VIEW @UIW 6PM SATURDAY:

TEXAS@ W. VIRGINA 11AM, MARSHALL@UTSA 6PM.

 

UNIVERSITY OF INCARNATE WORD’S LIGHT THE WAY 630PM FREE

The event will begin with a kick-off ceremony at 6:30 p.m. with the lights turned on immediately following so guests can enjoy the night’s entertainment under the twinkling lights. Get a jump start on Christmas shopping from various vendors at the Holiday Shoppe. Guests will have the opportunity to take selfies with Santa and visit with the DoSeum and other kid friendly activities. FOOD TRUCK YARD: Visit food trucks from the San Antonio Food Truck Association for some delicious treats!

 

Shakespeare on the River NOVEMBER 16 - NOVEMBER 18

Shakespeare on the River at The Arneson Theatre in La Villita will be November 16-18, 2017. The Magik Theatre, San Antonio’s professional family theatre, presents Shakespeare on the River – a FREE event celebrating all things Shakespeare. Theatre-goers can come early to enjoy food trucks along Villita Way and short Shakespeare performances by local performers. The highlight of this event is Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s The Taming of the Shrew. The Arneson Theatre in La Villita 418 La Villita (210) 227-2751

 

The Children's Nutcracker NOVEMBER 17 - NOVEMBER 18

The Children’s Nutcracker, a magical event with an award-winning, all-children cast, is back again this year, now with three show times due to strong community support. Close to 200 dancers auditioned, from 52 studios around Texas. The shows will include children of all levels, ages 3-19 years old. The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio is directed by award winning teacher and principal dancer Vanessa Bessler. A team of world class artists are helping to prepare this event including Amy Fote, ballet master and former prima ballerina from the Houston Ballet. Scottish Rite Theatre 308 Avenue E 210-540-8398

 

 

 

 

 

ZOO LIGHTS NOV 18 – DEC 31

Open daily November 18, 2017 - December 31 from 12:00 - 9:00 p.m., Zoo Lights is a nighttime holiday tradition for the whole family! Stroll under an array of twinkling lights while you sip hot cocoa, roast s'mores, ride camels and enjoy our Lakeside Lightshow. Plus, visit Santa and tell him what's on your Christmas wish list. Plus, a new dining experience is coming to town! Book in advance to have a catered dinner with Mrs. Claus and her helpers, the elves! 

Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops NOVEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 24

Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and San Antonio-area families are invited to enjoy this magical Christmas village offering free photos with Santa and free family holiday activities including fun crafts and games. Features include rustic Christmas cabins, holiday characters and live elves set amongst a dazzling backdrop of snow-covered hills and illuminated Christmas trees. The Santa’s Wonderland Christmas village offers remote control trucks, laser/ foam toy arcade, Lincoln Logs building area and much more. Kids can also spend time at one of the activity tables where they can write a letter to Santa, color and do fun crafts, all for free. Families can enjoy the wonder of Christmas inside Bass Pro Shops with Santa’s Wonderland through December 24 including free photos with Santa. Guests can schedule their Santa time using the free Bass Pass system. Visit the Bass Pass Ticket Depot located at the entrance of Santa’s Wonderland to pick up a time-stamped pass. Santa’s arrival coincides with Veteran’s Day and the start of a holiday round up program where customers can help support service members, military families and veterans through a donation program. Bass Pro Shops will donate 100 percent of customer contributions to USO Care Packages, which are shipped directly to active service members overseas, and AMVETS. WHERE: Bass Pro Shops 17907 I-10 San Antonio, TX 78257 WHEN: Beginning Saturday, November 11, 2017 and continuing through Sunday, December 24, 2017 COST: FREE MORE INFO: For hours and details visit BassPro.com/Santa. Bass Pro Shops 17907 I-10

First Friday Fun every First Friday thru Dec 31 5pm 

Special guest vendors & artists, food trucks, fire spinners, acrobats, comedians, musicians, you never who'll be here so come explore & share our Southtown's Fabulous First Friday bashes. The Urban Farm Stand 1423 So. Presa 210.702.0898 Urbanfarnstand@gmail.com

Farmers Market at the Cibolo 9:00 am - 1:00 pm FRI-SUN FREE

The mission of The Farmers Market at the Cibolo is to provide area residents the opportunity to buy Hill Country grown and produced products and support local farmers and specialty vendors. If it’s homemade, handmade or fresh and tasty, you can get it at the Farmers Market at the Cibolo. Herff Farm 33 Herff Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-4616

 

World Dance of the People (EVERY SUNDAY) 1PM FREE thru - DECEMBER 17

Enjoy fascinating rhythms and interesting dance steps from around the World! We learn international folk dances from dozens of countries--from France to Bolivia, from New Zealand to Sweden, from Serbia to South Africa! Usually, fresh fruit is provided for refreshments. Savor the different musical heritages of the world and enjoy some exercise as well! International Folk Culture Center 411 SW 24th St. (210)867-0692

Contra & Community Barn Dance--All are Welcome! NOW - DECEMBER 8, 2018

Traditional Anglo-American dance, with LIVE MUSIC, brought over by immigrants from England, Ireland, Scotland and France and made uniquely American in New England during the 1800's and 1900's. NO PARTNER NEEDED nor any lessons; every dance is taught. This style of dance involves walking briskly in time to the music and can be learned in about 15 minutes. Wheelchair users can also do many of the dances. Live music provided by local bands includes Celtic, Appalachian, Western tunes with some occasional Cajun and Blues. Come try it! Money-back guarantee. No smokin' no drinkin'--just FUN! $6.00

That Day: Pictures of the American West thru Dec 10th

The Briscoe's Fall photographic exhibition features seventy-two dramatic images by legendary photographer Laura Wilson as she explores a West defined by diverse communities outside the suburban middle-class. This exhibition introduces us to worlds that are framed equally by beauty and violence, reflecting the artist’s challenge to today’s homogenized America. Wilson’s subjects range from legendary West Texas cattle ranches to impoverished Plains Indian reservations to lavish border-town cotillions. The exhibition is free with Museum admission. Briscoe Western Art Museum 210 W. Market Street 2102994499

Of Texas Rivers & Texas Art thru Nov 26th

Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art uses contemporary representational art as a vehicle to pique visitors’ curiosity about the state’s water resources, while creating meaningful opportunities to learn about how Texas rivers directly impact residents’ daily lives, industrial activity, the economy, recreation and wellness, and agriculture. Witte Museum 3801 Broadway 210-357-1900 holguin.nidia@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Rise and Shine at Pearl Park OCTOBER 5 - NOVEMBER 18 FREE 7AM

Rise & Shine at Pearl Park" with a free daily fitness series brought to you by The Good Kind and sponsored by MBS Fitness + Pearl. M- All-Level Yoga* T- Intro Crossfit/ Bootcamp W- All-Level Mat Pilates* TR- Intro Crossfit/ Bootcamp F- Meditation* Work up an appetite for breakfast specials from The Good Kind. Monday and Wednesday: Yoga Avocado Toast or Coconut Chia Pudding, paired with a cup of Golden Milk, a Cold Pressed Juice or a Smoothie. $12 Tuesday and Thursday: X-Fit Paleo Bowl paired with a Cold Pressed Juice or a Smoothie Power Bowl, paired with a Cold Pressed Juice or a Smoothie. $12 Friday Meditation: Coconut Chia Pudding or a warm slice of Morning Glory Bread, paired with a cup of Golden Milk, a Cold Pressed Juice or a Smoothie $12 Full menu: eatgoodkind.com More info about MBS at http://mbsfitness.net/ * Bring your own mat.

2theXtreme: MathAlive! Thru January 7th 

See mathematics come to life through six interactive galleries. Experience how math is applied in life, whether in design, application or use, behind the things we love most – video games, sports, design, music, entertainment, space and robotics. Design and play your own video game, edit your own animated movie, compete against others in a mountain bike race and program and control Curiosity, NASA’s next Mars rover – all using mathematics! Witte Museum 3801 Broadway 210-357-1900

THURSDAY

America Recycles Day 11AM FREE

Palo Alto College and students from COMM 2330: Intro to Public Relations will host America Recycles Day, a national event, for the seventh year on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Annex. Schedule 11 a.m. Hands-on activities that promote recycling 12:30 p.m. Recycled Fashion Show (casual and dressy looks) courtesy Goodwill 1 p.m. Hands-on activities that promote recycling. Palo Alto College 1400 W. Villaret Blvd

SA Tomorrow Westside Community Meeting 530PM FREE

The public is invited to join the Planning Department at our November Community meeting where we'll begin drafting the new Westside Community Plan. We'll focus on Land Use, Parks, Recreation, Walkability, Amenities, Catalytic Sites, Placemaking, Economic Development and Housing Options. The Westside Community Plan aligns with adopted community and neighborhood plans as well as citywide plans. Spanish translation will be provided. The event is free! We hope you can make it! Cheers, SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan. 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Pre-K 4 SA West Center 1235 Enrique Barrera Pkwy (210) 207-5452

 

FRIDAY

Headwaters 3rd Friday Birding 830am FREE

Come take a leisurely walk through the Sanctuary with Christine Turnbull, one of our birding specialists. Anyone fascinated by the sights and sounds of birds is welcome. This is a great opportunity for beginning or intermediate birders to develop and improve their identification skills. Please wear close-toed shoes, long pants, and bring water. Binoculars will be available. Headwaters at Incarnate Word 4503 Broadway (210) 828-2224

Planetarium Shows at the Scobee Education Center (EVERY FRIDAY) 630PM

Scobee Planetarium is open every Friday evening (except special events and holidays). Ticket sales begin at 6:00 pm. If weather permits, the observatory is opened after the last public show to observe celestial objects through the refracting telescope. Visit https://www.facebook.com/scobeeplanetarium for schedule and information. Scobee Education Center and Planetarium 1300 San Pedro

Lorrie Morgan 730PM The Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, New Braunfels

 

SATURDAY

Pearl Farmer's Market 9AM

Legacy Farmers Market 10AM FREE

Local farmers, food artisans, crafters and more. Find the best local produce and hidden gems in the area. Come by and see us! Every weekend from 10am-3pm. Northeast corner of 1604/281N

AccessAbility Fest 10AM FREE

disABILITYsa invites you to attend the 11th Annual AccessAbility fest, a gateway to resources, information and opportunities for individuals overcoming barriers to independence and inclusion due to physical, cognitive, sensory and mental health challenges. This free, family-friendly festival features over 100 exhibitors featuring information, products and services in 16 Topic areas; games and activities, health screenings, food concessions, live entertainment, demonstrations, and the Autism Uncovered Guinness Book of World Records Largest Blanket Fort! Toyota Field 5106 David Edwards Dr. (210) 704-7262

 

 

 

JISD Thanksgiving Feast 10AM FREE

Join us for a free Turkey Dinner. There will be free entertainment, all families are welcome. 3000 N Foster Rd (210) 945-5412

Make Your Own Mole Workshop: Mole Poblano 12PM $10.00

Mole, a traditional Mexican dish that blends the foodways and traditions of indigenous Mexico and Spain, has become a popular sauce to accompany Turkey during the Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays. Learn the ins and outs of making Mole Poblano from scratch using traditional cookingware and methods at this hands-on workshop. Our recipes are adapted from La Cocina en el Bolsillo, a Mexican cookbook series published by Antonio Vanegas Arroyo in the early 20th century. Space is limited, please call 210-226-4801 to RSVP. Casa Navarro State Historic Site 228 S. Laredo St.

Yanaguana and the Archaeology of the San Antonio Headwaters, Headwaters History Series 2PM FREE

For thousands of years before Spanish settlement, Native Americans pilgrimage to the headwaters of the San Antonio River to meet, trade, and celebrate the sacred Blue Hole spring. Join us for a walk to learn about the archaeology of this region, and how the first peoples of San Antonio utilized the Headwaters in everyday and spiritual life. The class is limited to 12. Alex Scott Antram, Executive Director, Headwaters at Incarnate Word will lead the walk. Reservation required: HIWReservation@amormeus.org; Info: 210-828-2224 x280. Headwaters at Incarnate Word 4503 Broadway

SUNDAY 

Legacy Farmers Market 10AM FREE

Local farmers, food artisans, crafters and more. Find the best local produce and hidden gems in the area. Come by and see us! Every weekend from 10am-3pm. Northeast corner of 1604/281N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Spirit Among the Great Oaks 2PM FREE

Based on traditional Native American storytelling and the archaeology of the Olmos Basin, this walk is a time to reflect on and restore our connection to the ancient heritage of the Headwaters Sanctuary. Video or audio recording is not permitted. The walk is limited to 12. Donald Ewers, UIW alumnus (’80 BA, ’85 MA), retired faculty member, and Texas Master Naturalist will be guiding participants on these walks from a perspective acquired through a BA in Native American Studies, five years studying and working with Navajo weavers, and forty-four years’ experience exploring what has become the Headwaters Sanctuary. Reservation required: HIWReservation@amormeus.org; Info: 210-828-2224 x 280. Headwaters at Incarnate Word 4503 Broadway

Tchaikovsky and Friends 3PM FREE

The Heart of Texas Concert Band will continue the tradition of presenting symphonic works re-imagined for wind band with a performance of Russian master Tchaikovsky’s final symphonic masterpiece, the Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique.” This intensely personal expression from the greatest Romantic symphonist was greeted with bewilderment at its premier performance, only to be regarded soon after his untimely death as the masterpiece that it is. Also on the program is American composer Gary Schocker’s “Green Places,” a pastoral concerto for flute and band that will feature San Antonio College’s own Martha Fabrique as soloist. The program will conclude with James Barnes’ Spanish-flavored Fantasy and Fandango on Ernesto Lecuoña’s “Malagueña.” McAllister Theatre-San Antonio College 1300 San Pedro Ave

Winterlude 2017: The Messiah 3PM

The annual holiday themed concert series begins on Sunday November 19 with the UTSA Orchetra and Choirs in a performance of Handel's "Messiah". Seating is reserved and tickets are $10 or $8 for groups of 5 or more. UTSA Recital Hall One UTSA Circle 2104585685

Really Really Free Market SATX 3PM FREE

A Really Really Free Market is something like a community yard sale where everything's free. Come bring what you have and don't need anymore, and pick up what you could use yourself! Even when we have very little as individuals, we've almost always got something we can give. When we come together and share what we have, we can support each other and strengthen our community! There will also be free, homemade vegan meals. Food Not Bombs SA encourages everyone who's able to bring a dish they've made, though there's absolutely no need to bring anything but your appetite. We do ask that you not bring meat or other animal products. Healy-Murphy Park 210 Nolan Street

 

 

Hummingbird 7PM FREE

Armenian soprano Mane Galoyan joins the Atrium String Quartet of Germany for a sophisticated program of European art songs. The Atrium Quartet is the prize-winner of several international competitions including first prizes of IX London International String Quartet Competition in 2003 and VII Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition in 2007. Mane Galoyan won the bronze medal of the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition. Her other International awards include a 2014 prize in the Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition, and first prize in the 7th Bibigul Tulegenova International Singing Competition in Kazakhstan.7-9 p.m. Sunday, November 19. San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza, 78205. Admission is free. A Meet the Artists dessert reception will follow the concert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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