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IN THIS ISSUE

GUIDES 38

Food & Drink

39 Shopping 40

FEATURES

10 FOOD & DRINK

What’s Brewing in the Alamo City

22 SHOPPING

MAPS

Shop Like a Pro

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River Walk

by Carole Miller

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Museum Reach & King William

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Shops at River Center

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Market Square

by Johnnie De La Garza

14 KIDS & FAMILY True Believers

26 HISTORY & CULTURE Pursuit of Music and Mission by Michele McMurry

50 Downtown

by Carole Miller

18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Arts Scene Lights-Up

Arts & Entertainment

30 HEALTH & RECREATION

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Local free-lance artist, Jerry Godina, hand-carved the Official River Walk logo onto the pumpkin. Photographer Joe Chidgey of San Antonio captured the pumpkin-perfect moment on the River Walk. RIO Magazine is the official publication of the Paseo Del Rio Association. All expressions of opinions and statements of supposed facts are published on the authority of the writer and cannot be regarded as expressing the views of the Paseo Del Rio Association or its Publisher. Advertisements do not imply sponsorship or endorsement by the Paseo Del Rio Association or its Publisher.

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Association Board of Directors The Paseo del Rio Association was formed in 1968 to promote, protect and preserve the River Walk. This is done through special events, public education and Rio Magazine. The association also serves as an advocate for member businesses. For more information call 210-227-4262. PRESIDENT Tammy Peacock-Werline Hard Rock Café PRESIDENT-ELECT Laurence Seiterle Zurich Properties TREASURER Pierre Olivier Casa Rio Restaurant SECRETARY Andy Hearon MEMBER AT LARGE Maria Martinez Marriott Plaza San Antonio

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Louis Doucette Louis@travelingblender.com EDITOR

FALL IS THE SEASON FOR CHANGE, RIGHT? Leaves change from green to red and orange. Sunrises come later and sunsets earlier. Our bodies, once warmed on the beach, prefer a cozy spot in front of the fire. In the true spirit of fall, I am pleased to announce a few changes of our own on the River Walk. Da-ta-da-da…the new (and improved) RIO Magazine! Starting with this issue, we have expanded editorial coverage in both size and quantity. Each month, RIO will have six reoccurring topics; food & drink, kids & family, arts & entertainment, history & culture, health & recreation and shopping. The maps are bigger too (see, we listened). What we didn’t change are the coupons ‘cuz y’all are just crazy for ‘em. Another change in the spirit of fall is our website, www.TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com. A whopping 80% of the users access us from their mobile device so we retooled the experience to be better for you. Plus we added lots of video content, a fan favorite. We are striving to make the entire site be something you experience rather than just read. The video content will continue to grow.

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All these changes mean locals, as well as visitors, will continue to make RIO Magazine, our website and our social media, the go-to places for experiencing fun things to know and do.

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What’s Brewing in the Alamo City? SAN ANTONIO’S BEER LOVE AFFAIR

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Back in the day, the city boasted three major breweries, Lone Star, Pearl and the lesser known Western Brewery. When all three were going strong, San Antonio became the brewing leader in Texas. No other city even came close. The Lone Star and Pearl breweries were both built on the north banks of the famous San Antonio River while Western Brewery was located in the historic Menger Hotel, which is still in existence today, located just steps away from the Alamo. In 1919, when prohibition became a reality, both Western and Lone

Star were forced to close down. Since 2001 Pearl beer is brewed in Ft. Worth, Texas as part of Miller Brewing. But the city’s beer roots remain strong. The cerveza giants have closed their doors, but a new trend has emerged­—craft brewers—and they have set their sights on making this city famous for its great beers once again. Today, over 17 breweries are within a 15–mile radius of the city and the number continues to grow. thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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The cool, crisp fall weather is the perfect time to get out and explore San Antonio’s bewitching autumnal brews. Where to start? How about less than two miles south of downtown on the south bank of the San Antonio River where you’ll find Blue Star Brewing Company. Credited with the resurgence of craft beer in San Antonio, owner Joey Villereal, was the first to open a brewpub in the city. His beers and brewing methods are popular and a rich part of the new scene. On any day, 12 different organic brews are on tap, ranging from a European Pilsner to a Chocolate Stout. Opening its doors in 1996, this brewery is part of the Blue Star Arts Complex which also features art, retail shops, bars and eateries. The brewpub, housed in an old beer storage warehouse, offers an eclectic version of pub grub using local ingredients. Spire Stout, a traditional Irish stout with a smooth, silky texture, pairs nicely with the German Plate, paying homage to the early Germans who settled here. A mixture of schnitzel, bratwurst, house–made sauerkraut and German potato salad, this is a hearty plate and an equally hearty brew, both of which is intended to fill you up. The next stop to sample local brews should be none other than Charlie Wants a Burger on the River Walk. This place is beer, burger and sports headquarters on the river. Local beers include Busted Sandal, Freetail, Real Ale and Alamo along with some other Texas labels. So belly up to the bar and order a draft, bottle or can then sit out on the patio for some people watching on the river. thesanantonioriverwalk.com

Or head to one of the indoor tables to watch all the game action. Be forewarned though, come early to snag a table cause the weekends get pretty busy with everyone hooping and hollering. Be prepared to order one of the juicy all– angus burgers. The Local burger is one. It’s a San Antonio favorite featuring; refried beans, jalapenos, cheddar, Fritos®, and some pico de gallo for good measure. Pairing this burger with the Busted Sandal El Rebusto Portor enriches the experience. This cold–one is bold and creamy with chocolate and roasted coffee flavor that holds up well to this spicy burger.

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Charlie Wants a Burger is family friendly so it’s also a good place to hang with the kids swapping out beer for milkshakes. Little–ones will love the kid’s menu choices. The patio is pet–friendly so you can even bring Rufus along.

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Add a little history to your local brew exploration by visiting The Granary ‘Cue and Brew. Located at the Historic Pearl complex just 1.3 miles north of downtown, this BBQ and brewery establishment is an important stop because it’s the first brewery on the Pearl site since Pearl closed over a decade ago. Housed in the former home of the chief cooper (barrel maker) for Pearl, stepping inside the Granary is like taking a step back into the late 1800’s.

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Around five brews are on tap, with at least one being seasonal, ranging from a dry, crisp, fruity Rye Saison to a Brown Ale to a Coffee IPA. Any of these can offer a contrast or compliment to

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flavors for the menu options. Seasonal home brewed sodas are on the menu including a root beer unlike any you have tasted. Lunch here is a conventional BBQ menu of sausages, brisket, ribs and chicken and certainly well worth the visit. But the dinner menu jumps off the beaten ‘cue path with the pit master’s innovative creations and combinations of global flavors that lure the palate on a journey by combining smoke & fire cooking. An unlikely food and drink pairing is the sweet and bitter notes of the Chess Pie drizzled with cane syrup and washed down with the coffee notes from Brown Ale. When looking for something fun, educational and a little different to do on Friday, Saturday and Sunday catch a Craft Cruiser Brewery Tour. Dan Ward, owner and driver of this tour company will meet you at a specified location with his custom van for an all day tour of several local breweries. The Saturday and Sunday tours include a stop for lunch which is included in the tour price. Brewery time includes a sneak peek into beer–making, sampling and making some new BFF’s. Then hop back on the van for a safe ride back. The Craft Cruiser is comfortable, airconditioned and easily seats 14 people. Custom tours available with a two week notice.

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Johnnie lives in San Antonio and reviews all things food, drink, travel, movies & fun. Check out her very popular blog at www.flicksandfood.com and follow her at facebook.com/ flicksandfood, twitter.com/flicksandfood, instagram.com/ flicksandfood, pinterest.com/flicksandfood.

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Luminaria—Arts Come to Light Festival takes place Nov. 9–13. Luminarias are the traditional light lanterns popular in Latino cultures, they knew there had to be a festival in there somewhere. And so did the organizers of the annual “Art Quest,” Luminaria’s targeted activity for families, is a scavenger hunt designed to expose families to a variety of art forms throughout the festival. Families begin their “Art Quest” on Thursday or Friday night (Nov. 10–11) by being issued a passport. Trained teacher volunteers will highlight several artists pre–selected for children and youth appeal. When the families visit the identified artists and interact with artists and educators, each “passport” will be stamped.

True Believers know the magic of the holiday season begins in November. It takes many forms and transcends many cultures but the beauty that envelopes San Antonio is undeniable, and it all starts in November. It’s as if magical holiday creatures love to fly around and sprinkle fairy dust in some of their favorite places in San Antonio, creating twinkling shows of light throughout the city. And if you look really close, and you truly believe, you may spot a fairy in the midst of one of San Antonio’s light displays. November is, indeed, a magical month of family– friendly festivals that literally light up the town starting with the Diwali, the Festival of Lights, which takes place steps off the River Walk at La Villita on Nov. 5 from 5–11 p.m. This free, family–friendly event is filled with Indian music, food, dance and, of course, lots of lights. Purchase a floating candle for $1, make a wish, and let it join more than a thousand others floating down the San Antonio River in a beautiful light display during the Diya (floating candle) ceremony. Be sure to stick around for the fireworks show at the end of the event. Fairies are particularly fond of fireworks.

Naturally, the fairies love the annual Ford Holiday River Parade. The parade kicks off the holidays every year on the day after Thanksgiving when dozens of decorated floats light up the river. To the joy of all, particularly children, Santa and the Mrs. ride on the final float of the evening. Families with young children may wish to obtain tickwwets at the beginning of the parade route so the kiddos can be tucked in bed at a decent hour. While the parade is one–hour in length from the time you see your first

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float, the clock doesn’t start ticking till you see your first float on the 2 ½ mile course. Parents, grab the kids and some of their favorite holiday snacks, toss ‘em in the car and go for an old school roadtrip–the–lights–fantastic. Several drive–thru light displays mean you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your minivan to enjoy the light show.

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On Nov. 19, a million twinkling lights instantly illuminate the night sky at the University of the Incarnate Word’s Light the Way. This free walking or driving experience remains lit throughout the holiday season. The display is located less than three miles north of downtown–a straight shot up Broadway! A new drive–through display, Elf Acres, is located on the west side of San Antonio near SeaWorld. It launched in 2015 on 21–acres featuring thousands of lights, animated displays and festive music played on the Elf Acres radio station. Open seven days a week starting at 6 p.m., from mid– November. Set–up one–hour to complete the drive–thru experience. A $25 admission price is charged by the car. Located at 1475 Grosenbacher Road, it’s a 30–minute drive from downtown.

Even the San Antonio Zoo gets in the spirit of the season where hundreds of thousands of environmentally–friendly LED lights set to a musical soundscape, animal light sculptures and a lighted carousel transform the zoo into a holiday light display. Sea creatures also enjoy a good light show as SeaWorld San Antonio lights up the park for its annual Christmas Celebration starting on November 21. Bring the whole family and sip hot cocoa as you stroll through a sea of sparkling lights in a wintery, watery wonderland. Ride the rollercoasters and gaze upon millions of colorful twinkling lights at Six Flags Fiesta Texas Holiday in the Park. Beginning on November 1, the park is transformed into a magical place with something for every member of the family to enjoy from musical shows to personalized meet– and–greets with Santa Claus and his helpers. Carole Miller has been a freelance writer and a stay-at-home mom in San Antonio for the past several decades. Her three children (Sydney, 26, Nick, 20, and Faith, 17) have seen every light show in town for as long as they can remember.

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W h AT S A M h O U S T O N R E A L Ly S A I d

— Sam Houston

Had Sam Houston and General Santa Anna sat at a Boudro’s riverside table to share a Blackened Prime Rib and a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, things may have turned out more amicably. So, if you want to write some Texas history for yourself, join us for lunch or dinner. Frommers says “Everybody loves this old standby on the River Walk.” Join us riverside, inside or (with reservations) on a barge dinner cruise.

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Art Scene LIGHTS - UP By Susan Yerkes

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Luminarias-a Spanish term for lanterns used to light festivals. Luminarias are bags with candles placed in them so the light shines out. Luminaria is the perfect name for San Antonio’s international festival of the arts. Now in its ninth year,it’s a world–class four–day celebration that takes place November 9–12 this year. The schedule for this very hip yet family–friendly urban fair encompasses a cornucopia of artistic expression by 50 curated teams and artists from around the world, showcasing everything from painting and performance to music, dance, comedy, film and and literature. It’s a whirlwind for the senses. YOU MIGHT SAY IT’S THE ULTIMATE PUBLIC ART EXPERIENCE, AND IT’S OPEN TO ALL, AND ALMOST ALL FREE.

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The first night is the most laid back, as four major murals near the Nolan Street underpass and Cherry Street are unveiled at a come–as–you are reception and art stroll in San Antonio’s historic East Side, the geographical focus of this year’s Luminaria. November 10, the venue is a historic treasure in itself—the beautifully restored Hays Street Bridge, where performance art will be in the spotlight with music, dance and more. Sheer visual wonderment illuminates the Friday night program, as two city parks and the Carver Community Cultural Center and Carver Academy (the school that San Antonio basketball legend David Robinson endowed) host musical, dance and dramatic performances, genre– busting multi–media works and innovative pop–up exhibitions. As with Luminarias past, you’ll want to pick up a free map at for the evening to guide you through the various venues in the neighborhood.

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Saturday, November 12, is an all–day experience, with community open houses throughout East Side venues and artists’ studios. There will also morning brunches with featured artists, and afternoon workshops with artists focusing on everything from storytelling and African marimba to martial arts. Saturday night, a closing party in a restored historic church is a dinner with more magical arts, and music by the Fishermen and legendary saxophonist Spot Barnett. (Saturday’s brunches, workshps and closing party are the only ticketed Luminaria events). Dive in, and let the arts

illuminate these cool fall evenings in one of San Antonio’s historic neighborhoods. Illumination is also the theme on November 5, as San Antonio stages its own Diwali, India’s wildly colorful Festival of Lights. It’s a lively festival, where traditional Indian arts and culture meld to celebrate the triumph of good over evil. The old cobblestones of La Villita, one of the city’s first neighborhoods, will ring with joyful noise, from Bollywood music to classical Indian music and dance in the Arneson River Theater, and another dance show on Alamo Street. A barge–borne Parade of States on the San Antonio River highlights India’s many different regions, while booths in La Villita’s plazas feature jewelry, handicrafts, henna painting and of course, a spicy selection of the rich food and drink of India. Be by the river banks at 8 p.m for Diya, a ceremony in which more than 1,000 floating candles will be released into the stream, followed by fireworks that light up the sky. The San Antonio Museum of Art, a brilliantly repurposed old brewery, throws a monthly Second Friday party and gallery talk and tours to celebrate highlights of its extensive collections. The theme November 11 is “Z is for Zenmushou”—fantastic Tang dynasty spirit beasts that guarded the tombs of China’s upper class. The party, in the museum’s Great Hall and outdoors overlooking the Museum Reach of the River Walk, features live music, food and drink, and another opportunity to appreciate the heart of this art–filled city. There’s plenty of music on tap, too. San Antonio is proud to be known as Military City, U.S.A., and November 2, the San Antonio Symphony joins some world–class military musicians for their annual Salute to Veteran’s Day. The concert, which features the San Antonio Symphony, US Band of the West Freedom Brass and the 332nd Army Band, is in the Majestic Theater, a magnificently restored, rococo old movie palace in the heart of downtown. The rousing music of John Philip Sousa and John Williams, and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, make for a stirring musical evening. Tickets are free, but you need a reservation for this one—contact the Majestic Box Office. The concert at the Majestic is a special one, since the symphony’s regular season takes place in the spectacular new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. A classical program November 4th and 5th features Stewart Copeland, an internationally RIO Magazine

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The Other Mozart – Tobin Center

Let them light your way to explore one more of San Antonio’s most treasured arts—the art of hospitality.

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renowned percussionist and former drummer for The Police. November 18, 19 and 20, the program features Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique The Tobin Center is worth a visit for the stunning architecture alone, but it also hosts an impressive array of performances in its multiple theaters. Among November’s big shows in the main H–E–B Concert Hall are Olivia Newton–John (November 5), Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox (November 8) the post–apocalyptic heavy metal of Dream Theater (November 9) and “An Evening of YES and More,” with original YES band members Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman and Trevor Rabin (November 12). There’s a very different, intimate vibe in the Tobin Center’s Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater, where the Subdudes have a swinging show set November , and classic jazz crooner crooner Ken Slavin brings his “Shaken, Not Stirred” show November 10. “The Other Mozart,” a highly one–woman show hailed as one of 2015’s best off–Broadway dramas, has a three night run November 17–19. And back in the main hall, the holiday spirit comes to life in Ballet San Antonio’s production of The Nutcracker, with the San Antonio Symphony,with afternoon

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and evening performances November 25–27 and December 1–4. WHEN IT COMES TO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT, THE RIVER WALK BECOMES A BRILLIANT WORK OF ART ITSELF FOR THE JOYOUS SEASON. Hundreds of thousands of brilliant lights sparkle and shines on the trees that line the River Walk. The trees will light up on November 25, during the Ford Holiday River Parade, where dozens of decorated barges filled with costumed celebrants wend their way along the river downtown. The magical lights become even brighter with the Ford Fiesta de Las Luminarias, beginning December 2. Volunteers place thousands of twinkling luminarias along the river banks as a traditional Southwestern welcome to San Antonians and visitors. Let them light your way to explore one more of San Antonio’s most treasured arts—the art of hospitality.

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Everyone has at least one person (or several) on their holiday shopping list for whom finding a gift is next to impossible. But with a little ingenuity, determination and pluck, not to mention all the great places to shop in San Antonio, you can have all your shopping done by Thanksgiving. With this glorious guide to gift-giving, you’ll be shopping like a pro.

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For the refined shoppers on your list, grab a oneof-a-kind piece of art. There are many places downtown you can curate some art fever. The Buckhorn Museum’s Curio Store opened in 1920 when owner Albert Friedrich needed another source of income after Prohibition. The store offers everything from Bowie knives, cowboy hats and games to t-shirts, mugs and everything else that could only come from Texas. The Briscoe Museum store has a great selection of western-style leather goods by American West as well as Historic National Parks Poster Serigraphs, reproductions of original Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project posters created between 1935 and 1943. Or discover radiantly-colored oil paintings with intense close-ups of flowers and goddesses at Debra Benditz Art Gallery on West Travis Street.

This is a wonderful place to find a one-of-a-kind expression of beauty for the artist on your list. And Euro American Fine Arts ships worldwide, so you can take a piece of your trip home even if it’s as big as Texas. And don’t forget all the museums around town. The San Antonio Museum of Art, McNay Art Museum, and Witte Museum all have gift shops filled with art-inspired items that can’t be found anywhere else. They have books, jewelry, art prints, home décor, gems, unique jewelry, plushes, postcards, shirts, toys, books and so much more. And since museum memberships are tax-deductible, why not get your favorite artist a gift that lasts all year long?

Got that t-shirt? Been there? Done that? Sure, but did you get the t-shirt? What about a coffee mug, coaster, beer stein, tote bag, baseball cap, sticker, cookbook, pin, towel, sheet, onesie, watch, soap, kitchen item or musical instrument? Get all this and more while sipping a margarita on the River Walk at many famous hangouts including Mad Dogs British Pub, Dick’s Last Resort, Hard Rock Café, Joe’s Crab Shack and Rainforest Café.

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“Chocolate is to women what duct tape is to men—it fixes everything!” Wine from Nectar

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You are what you wear If someone on your list has an addiction to clothing, your search is over because San Antonio is home to a plethora of places to find clothing that can’t be found anywhere else. Stop by Cowboy’s Alamo City Harley-Davidson on the River Walk to shop for one-of-a-kind souvenirs, gifts and collectibles for every Harley-Davidson enthusiast. This downtown boutique is stocked with everything from custom t-shirts and hats to shot glasses, koozies, decals and poker chips.

Abe can hook you up so you can put your best foot forward when gift-giving this holiday season.

hats, sunglasses, post cards, t-shirts, gloves, totes, umbrellas, toys and gag gifts for kids of all ages.

Penner’s is a premier men’s store located downtown that has been in business for 100 years. Their claim to fame is their Texas-sized selection of authentic Guayaberas—the biggest in the country.  And every well-dressed woman knows the best place to find designer clothes, fine jewelry, cosmetics and accessories is Julian Gold in Olmos Park.

Nectar is a wine bar and tasting room that offers a variety of wine and beer from around the world. Enjoy a glass (or two) in their charming restaurant or purchase a local wine or beer “to go” for the wine-lovers on your list.

Remember The Alamo “You wear the hat, the hat doesn’t wear you,” says Abe the Hatter, who has been fitting cowboys with hats for decades. The owner of Paris Hatters (and the number one Stetson dealer in the world) Abe has fitted hats for cowboys and celebrities for decades from Johnny Cash to the pope. And any true cowboy will tell you a good pair of boots is the most comfortable footwear you will ever own.

Take a little piece of San Antonio back to the folks at home. Visitors looking to procure souvenirs for family and friends would be well advised to check out the following unique locations. Five & Dime General Store has two locations on the River Walk and in Alamo Plaza. This is the undisputed home for Texas souvenirs, cowboy

Paris Hatters

Schakolad Chocolate Factory is one of the truly custom retail chocolate boutiques in the business. Chocolates are prepared and dipped right in the store so you can have a custom chocolate made for the all the chocoholics you love. Happy shopping, everyone! Carole Miller is a freelance writer who has lived and shopped in San Antonio for the past several decades. She has been a shopaholic all her life and does not plan on seeking help ever. San Antonio’s former Municipal Auditorium has been completely transformed into the world-class Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.

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When shopping along the River Walk look for Officially Licensed River Walk Merchandise. A portion of each sale is used to promote, protect and preserve the River Walk. Merchandise is also available online at thesanantonioriverwalk.com.

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History & Culture

Pursuit of Music and MISSION By Michele McMurry

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When the late Josephine and Jesse Orta conceived a mariachi mass at Mission San José some 45 years ago, little did the couple know they had given birth to a movement. Their passion­­—spreading traditional Mexican folk music throughout the city’s churches­­—left its mark on not just San Antonio but the world. Fast forward to 2016, when the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza will, for the 22nd year, draw more than 1,000 musicians near and far to compete, perform and mesmerize audiences with their mastery of the guitarrón, vihuela and other traditional instruments, voice talent and bling. The festival kicks off Nov. 27, fittingly with a special mass at Mission San José featuring award–winning, world– class vocalists along with the San José Mission mariachi choir. Danielle Charles, granddaughter to the Ortas, now directs the weekly mariachi mass that attracts visitors Swarovski crystals from the world over, lining up to experience what locals at one time dismissed as the “tourist mass” before cluing in to one of the most moving experiences to be had anywhere. For those whose mariachi acquaintance is bound to the Mexican restaurant variety, there is so much more to mariachi music than a tableside serenade of “Guantanamera.” To truly understand mariachi is to know a culture. “Mariachi,” as commonly asserted, derives from the French word “mariage,” which explains its time–old presence at weddings and coming–of–age celebrations (quinceañeras). Don Gaspar Vargas, namesake to the most prominent mariachi ensemble in history – Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán – founded his group in the southern Jalisco village in 1898. Its first tunes wailed from a wooden harp, two violins and a mariachera, all stringed instruments. Notoriety, evolving over six generations, came through international mariachi competitions, acting as official mariachi of the Mexico City Police Department, appearing in more than 200 motion pictures and teaming with musician Linda Ronstadt on her Grammy–winning album “Caciones de mi Padre.” thesanantonioriverwalk.com

In San Antonio, festival goers can experience world– renowned Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán performing live alongside vocal and group competition winners. Participants include community groups as well as students representing elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities from 18 Texas cities spanning Denton in the north down to the Rio Grande Valley, and even a few from Las Vegas, Nevada. Alexa Posa from Roma High School in Roma, Texas, who tied for 2015 Best Mariachi Vocalist along with Kamryn Ramirez, a McAllen High School student, will return to compete this year, as will performer Clyde Guerra of award–winning Mariachi Aztlán from the University of Texas–Rio Grande Valley. Mariachi–about–town Sebastian de la Cruz, whose fame credits include the Houston Grand Opera, “America’s Got Talent,” and the NBA, also returns to the festival as a performing vocalist. Mum was the word at press time regarding this year’s headliner. Various community events precede the ticketed concert finale including Serenata en el Rio, staged at the Rivercenter lagoon, and Mariachi Jam Sessions. The greatness of the Mariachi Extravaganza, according to Cynthia Muñoz, Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza producer, transcends imagination, even among people from Mexico who travel to San Antonio to experience the best of their own culture. “The harmonizing, precision and timing are performed to such perfection that is new and surprising to most people,” Muñoz says. Mind–blowing pipes aside, these young musicians take meticulous pride in preserving traditional attire. Procuring the quintessential, made–to–measure traje is an intricate RIO Magazine

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“They go to great lengths to look perfect, sing perfect and put on amazing shows,” adds Munoz.

part of mariachi expression, and often involves hand– embellishing by family members with elaborate embroidery and even gold Swarovski crystals. “They go to great lengths to look perfect, sing perfect and put on amazing shows,” adds Munoz. In 2011, mariachi music was sanctioned by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and added to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity among cultural heritages worthy of national and international safe–guarding. This year, UNESCO also designated the historic San Antonio Missions a World Heritage Site. Mission San José, host of the mariachi mass, is the largest of the Texas missions, but just one of five missions that tell the story of San Antonio. Most excursions, be they on foot, bicycle or tour bus, combine the three best–known −The Alamo, Mission San José and Mission Concepción. Going the extra distance, as the trails narrow and become quiet but for the sounds of the acequias, leads one to Mission San Juan and Mission Espada, two smaller, quaint gems that remain active parishes today. The newest way to take in the scenery and rich history is by electric scooter. Jose Flores, owner of Scooter Power Tours, turned a love of his native San Antonio into a business that offers historical tours of the

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Missions that are both informative and just downright fun. They recently added a UESCO World Heritage Site Tour, a five–hour experience that begins at the Alamo then guides riders through the charming, and also historic, King William District before reaching the Mission Trail. A Certified Tourism Ambassador, Flores schedules several stops along the way to interject tidbits of history about such as the Lone Star Brewery abandoned ruins − the Brewery’s second location (the first houses the San Antonio Museum of Art) − as well as bridges, art portals and scenic sections of the River’s Museum Reach. Ample time to explore each mission is allotted, as well as lunch. The scooter tour is enjoyable for persons of any age seeking an adventure, and children under eight can double up with an adult, Flores says. “It’s a fun way to get kids out to learn.”

Michele McMurry, San Antonio writer, editor and owner of McMurry Communications, savors San Antonio’s rich culture and history, occasionally on a scooter.

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Health & Recreation

By Michele Stanush

Low on Vitamin N? East Texas Lake

Put your cell phone away and let your senses wake up

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How about boosting your Vitamin N? Huh? Vitamin N is not an actual “vitamin,” by conventional standards. But if you’re ecohip, it’s likely you’ve heard of it. It’s a term coined by author Richard Louv that refers to the physical and mental benefits of connecting with nature.

So…where to do all this? Listing the coolest “green” places in San Antonio is impossible since there are simply just too many. The city’s nature-consciousness is robust and growing.

Luckily for both visitors and locals, San Antonio can deliver a healthy dose of Vitamin N. This is particularly true in November, when the average outdoor temperature is 71 degrees.

Downtown, there are all kinds of green pockets and patches and paths, including little city parks and the larger, evolving Hemisfair. Particularly lush and lovely, of course, is the original 2 ½ mile downtown stretch of the San Antonio River Walk, twenty-feet below street level.

Of course, there are all kinds of nature experiences; Louv lists 500 in his recent book, Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life. But it can be as simple as a quiet stroll where you put your cell phone away and let your senses wake up – noting the chirps, the rustles, the breezes, the colors, and textures. Since Vitamin N isn’t in a bottle you will have to participate at some level; observing, exploring, restoring.

The River Walk now reaches a total of 15 miles both north and south of downtown; and there are also a growing number of other publicly accessible green spaces – hike and bike trails, gardens, play areas, sports fields, wilderness areas, as well as countless green happenings, from nature walks to “fitness in the park” classes. Many are free; some have fees. But all unite you with the outdoors.

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Unstructured time doses of Vitamin N

If you can’t attend one of the following events, note the location for future goings-on -- or to just visit for spirit-nourishing, unstructured time doses of Vitamin N.

Let’s start south of downtown:

On Saturday, November 5, the San Antonio River Foundation and San Antonio River Authority are hosting River Relay and Get Outdoors!, which combines a fundraising race by kayak or land -- executed individually or in a team-- with a free interactive family fair celebrating fun things outside. The race begins at 9 a.m.; the fair at 10 a.m. It wraps up at 2 p.m. Your Vitamin N dosage will be delivered along the Mission Reach segment of the San Antonio River Walk, one of the coolest green spots in town. Both tranquil and invigorating, the ecosystem has been restored to include riverine features and riparian woodlands. The fair itself – particularly exciting for curious children -- is at Mission County Park, 6030 Padre Drive, 15 minutes from downtown.

If you like your nature a little wilder, consider the 511-acre Medina River Natural Area – one of the lesser-known and more untamed city parks about 25 minutes south of downtown. Boasting lovely riverside pecan trees and bald cypress, Medina is having its own super-cool annual Owl Prowl from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, November 12th – led by a state biologist. There’s a ½ mile hike to the river where barred owls will be called in as they stake out territory. Reservations are required, 210-207-3103.

Now let’s think north of downtown:

Ten minutes from the center city, the 38-acre (and growing) San Antonio Botanical Garden delivers

Photo by Stuart Johnson

The Pearl Amphitheater on the San Antonio River often serves as the scenic site for musical and other special activities.

Love birds? The 1,200-acre Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, located a mere 15 to 20 minutes south of the center city, is a world-class bird-watching site with

7.5 miles of driving and walking trails. On a natural migratory bird route, 50 or so species are “spot-able” most visits during regular tours and other events. Special November happenings include: Doggy Day, Saturday, November 5, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., with free admission for humans and dogs (usually dogs aren’t allowed because they can get too excited – understandably – and disturb birds or habitat.); and… Owl Night, Saturday, November 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m., where you can peer at owls and make crafts; and…a free Open House, Saturday, November 26, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., during which you can walk off Thanksgiving overindulgences.

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mottled Vitamin N – with plantings from ecosystems both near and far. Regular events include walks to spot birds, explore native plants, learn about drought-tolerant landscapes. On Friday, November 4, from 6-8:30 p.m., Family Flashlight Night lets you prowl the gardens in a dramatically different way – in the dark! Yet another awe-inspiring evening event: Imagine star-viewing with local astronomers amidst a 311acre urban park 20-minutes north of downtown on Saturday, November 19. The free event, Falling Stars, is held 6-8:30 p.m. at Phil Hardberger Park, a still-evolving green oasis with hiking and biking trails, play areas, a dog park, picnic facilities, and an urban ecology center. If you want even more Vitamin N ideas, go to these websites: the San Antonio Convention and Visitor’s Bureau “Visit San Antonio” (select Outdoor Lifestyle); San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department; Nature Rocks San Antonio; and the Friends of San Antonio Natural Areas. Michele Stanush is a free-lance San Antonio writer with a special interest in how human health is affected by factors that have nothing to do with a pharmacy prescription, including movement, breathing, touch, food, water, nature, music, laughter —even friendship and love.

A growing body of scientific research indicates that nature experiences can benefit both children and adults, helping to:

• Buffer depression and anxiety • Reduce the symptoms of ADHD

• Prevent or reduce obesity and myopia • Boost the immune system

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Medina River Natural Area Owl Prowl sanantonio.gov > Parks and Rec > News & Events > Events > Owl Prowl

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San Antonio Botanical Gardens sabot.org Falling Stars philhardbergerpark.org > Events > Nature-programs > Falling Stars

San Antonio Convention & Visitor’s Bureau visitsanantonio.com > Explore San Antonio > Sports & Recreation > Outdoor Lifestyle San Antonio Parks & Recreation SanAntonio.gov > Parks and Rec Nature Rocks San Antonio naturerockssanantonio.org Friends of San Antonio Natural Areas fosana.org

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MORE TO EXPLORE:

On A Whole New Level. Imagine a place that towers overhead, even though it’s deep underground. A place filled with delicate formations of solid stone formed by single splashes of water. A place that’s eons old, but feels brand new every time you see it. From giant chambers that echo with mystery to passages with discovery around every bend, come see what makes Natural Bridge Caverns… Naturally AMAZING. See Coupon in the Back!

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TRENDING Need a little something to get you in the spirit of fall season? These suggestions should help get your autumn mojo going. Your welcome.

SEASONAL OFFERINGS Clockwise: Pumpkin Waffle with

cinnamon whip cream from Nectar Wine Bar & Ale House; Pecan Pie Latte from Larder at Hotel Emma; Old Fashioned Pumpkin cocktail from Ruth’s Chris Steak House; handmade copper from Copper Gallery in La Villita Historic Arts Village.

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CHECK THIS OUT! November is a month filled with special events, shopping, theatre, music, comedy, and exhibits. These are three favorites we’ve picked to highlight. For more listings go to pages 40-41.

THE LIVING PARTY FOR THE DEAD Nov. 1, 4 pm -9 pm at the Esperanza Center, 816 S. Colorado, SA 78212, (210) 228-0201 Experience an authentic Mexican Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center. Check out the colorful, elaborate quirky community altars honoring the dear departed. Hear literary tributes and satirical odes. Live music, face painting for children, and hot chocolate, tamales and pan muerto (“dead bread”). You may even want to join the procession through the neighborhood. Free admission.

SPECTACULAR SILVER Nov. 25, 2016 Sale: 10 am - 5 pm; Gallery tour at 11 am

The San Antonio Museum of Art is known for its marvelous collection of fine Mexican silver. Here’s your chance to start your own collection – a one-day-only trunk show of the finest silver jewelry from William Spratling, Consuelo and Violante Ulrich and Lorena Angulo. Meet the artists, enjoy light refreshments. And take a guided gallery tour of Mexican art. ¡Arriba! www.samuseum.org

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FORD HOLIDAY RIVER PARADE Friday, November 25, 6-9 pm

Experience the Tinsel & Merriment of the 35th annual event. Costumed riders and holiday music compliment the decorated and illuminated themed floats. Santa is on the final float. Details and tickets available online. TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com

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Your River Walk Stop for Breakfast, Burgers & Beer. • Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAILY • Happy Hour DAILY 3pm-6pm and Reverse Happy Hour 9pm-close • $12 $15 domestic beer buckets • Full bar with craft, draft and bottled beers, handcrafted margaritas, sangrias and mojitos • 11 mega-TVs–Catch all the sports at Charlie Wants A Burger!

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FOOD & DRINK ACENAR 146 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2362 www.acenar.com Mexican - p44 2

DICK’S LAST RESORT 406 Navarro San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-0026 www.dickslastresort.com American - p44 6

MAD DOGS 123 Losoya Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-0220 maddogs.net British Pub - p44 11

THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS 429 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-6256 therepublicoftexasrestaurant.com American - p44 55

BARRIBA CANTINA 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 228-9876 www.barribacantina.com Mexican - p44 63

DURTY NELLY’S IRISH PUB 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-3343 www.durtynellyspub.com Irish Pub - p44 27

MARBLE SLAB The Shops at Rivercenter 210-227-9100 Ice Cream & Pretzels

RIO RIO CANTINA 421 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com Tex-Mex - p44 13

BIER GARTEN 124-150 Losoya St San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-7299 www.alamobiergarten.com German - p44 36

GHIRARDELLI ICE CREAM & CHOCOLATE SHOP Shops at Rivercenter, River Level San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 627-6064 Ghirardelli.com Ice Cream, Chocolate - p44 89

BOUDRO’S TEXAS BISTRO 421 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-8484 www.boudros.com American - p44 16 BOURBON STREET SEAFOOD KITCHEN 103 9th Street San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 301-0066

bourbonstreetseafoodkitchen.com Seafood, Cajun - p50 44

CASA RIO 430 E. Commerce San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 225-6718 www.casa-rio.com Tex-Mex - p44 61 CHARLIE WANTS A BURGER SPORTS BAR 223 Losoya San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-0864 charliewantsaburger.com Burgers-Craft Beer - p44 18

GUADALAJARA GRILL 306 W. Market San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9222 www.thehotelcontessa.com Spanish - p44 91 GUADALAJARA GRILL 301 South Alamo Street San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-222-1992 www.guadalajaragrill.us Tex-Mex - p44 91 IRON CACTUS MEXICAN GRILL & MARGARITA BAR 200 River Walk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-9835 www.ironcactus.com Tex-Mex - p44 4 JOE’S CRABSHACK 212 College Street, Suite 100, San Antonio, Texas 78205 Seafood -

CHART HOUSE Tower of the Americas

JOE’S CRABSHACK 255 E. Basse Road, San Antonio, Texas 78209 Seafood - p44 92

San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-3101 toweroftheamericas.com Seafood/Steakhouse

JOE’S CRABSHACK 4711 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 78229 Seafood -

739 East Cesar E. Chavez

COUNTY LINE BARBEQUE SPORTS BAR 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 229-1941 www.countyline.com BBQ - p44 7 DENNY’S 903 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210 223 4321 www.dennys.com American 24 hours - p50 5

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KAWASHI 124 Broadway Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 314-1781 Sushi & Asian Cuisine - p50 47 LA MARGARITA

800 Dolorosa San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 227-7140 www.lamargarita.com

Mexican - p50 4

LANDRY’S SEAFOOD HOUSE 517 N. Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-1010 www.landrysseafood.com Seafood -

MARIA MIA 849 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 272-0403 mariamiamexicanbistro.com Mexican - p44 23 MI TIERRA

218 Produce Row San Antonio TX 78207 (210) 225-1262 www, mitierracafe.com

Mexican - p50 3

NECTAR WINE BAR & ALE HOUSE 214 Broadway Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 375-4082 www.nectarsa.com Wine Bar and Ale House - p50 50 THE ORIGINAL MEXICAN RESTAURANT 528 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 224-9951 www.originalmexican.com Tex-Mex - p44 14 PAESANOS Paesanos River Walk 111 W. Crockett #100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 227-2782 www.paesanosriverwalk.com Italian - p44 91 Paesanos Lincoln Heights 555 East Basse Rd. (210) 828 5191 Italian Paesanos 1604 3622 Paesanos Parkway (210) 493 1604 Italian PICO DE GALLO

111 S. Leona San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 225-6060 www.picodegallo.com

Mexican- p50 1

RAINFOREST CAFÉ 110 E. Crockett San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 277-6300 www.rainforestcafe.com American - p44 17

SALTGRASS STEAK HOUSE 502 River Walk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-9092 www.saltgrass.com Steakhouse - p44 53 SCHAKOLAD CHOCOLATE FACTORY 112 Broadway Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 354-3322 schakolad.com/store49 Chocolate Boutique - p50 45 SCHILO’S 424 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-6692 www.schilos.com Deli - p50 26 THAI LAO ORCHID 118 Broadway Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 442-8110 Thai & Vietnamese Cuisine - p50 46 TEXAS DE BRAZIL 313 E. Houston San Antonio., TX 78205 (210) 299-1600 www.texasdebrazil.com Brazilian Steakhouse - p50 27 TEX’S RIVER WALK SPORTS BAR 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 270-0786 www.palaciodelrio.com American - p44 80 TONY ROMAS The Shops at River Center 849 E Commerce St San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-7662 tonyromas-sanantonio.com Ribs, Seafood, Steak - p44 66 ZOCCA 420 W. Market San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 444-6070 www.zoccariverwalk.com Italian - p44 71

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EAT LIKE A LOCAL Long after the 3-day food-lover’s extravaganza, Bud Light, The Taste, has ended you can still treat yourself to the delightful food served downtown and on the River Walk. A panel of nine food experts selected their favorites each night and hundreds of people who attended voted for theirs. Darn, if only these photos were scratch and sniff.

ACENAR (People’s Choice), Jicama Shrimp Tacos exchange the traditional tortillas with a thin, crispy slice of sweet and crunchy jicama and fill it with flavorful shrimp and fried onions.

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BUCKHORN SALOON & MUSEUM (Judge’s Choice), Cuban Sandwich made with pulled pork, tossed in Buckhorn’s own BBQ sauce, then topped with grilled ham and melted Swiss cheese served on a toasted hoagie roll.

IRON CACTUS (People’s and

LAS RAMBLAS (People’s and

Judge’s Choice), Pepper Crusted Tuna Escabeche served on a crispy friend wonton and topped with micro cilantro.

Judge’s Choice), Portobello Mushrooms Fries are battered, deep-fried and then topped with a delightful bacon and chili jam.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

SPECIAL EVENTS 11/4-13 WURSTFEST New Braunfels, Texas During this 10-day salute to sausage, you’ll find a variety of entertainment options including a polka contest, games, rides, food and drinks on the Wurstfest Grounds in Landa Park in New Braunfels.

Carlos Merida: Selections from the Permanent Collection San Antonio Museum of Art Art in the Garden San Antonio Botanical Garden

11/17 @ 12:30 PM Art to Lunch San Antonio Museum of Art

HEB Body Adventure A revolutionary experience that will increase your Health I.Q., Empowerment and Wellness Witte Museum

11/18 @ 8 p.m. FREE College Night Mixer McNay Museum

Parlour Games: Ruloff Kip’s Toy Theatre McNay Museum

11/5 @ 5 p.m. DIWALI SAN ANTONIO FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Diwali is a festive tradition of India that symbolizes the victory of good over evil. Experience this colorful event filled with Indian music, dance, food and more. The event concludes with a spectacular fireworks display. 11/9-12 LUMINARIA CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL Come celebrate the arts with this magnificent festival of lights. The Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival spotlights astonishing new work by dancers, actors, poets, comedians, filmmakers, musicians, composers and visual artists. Wednesday night unveils murals gifted to the community, Thursday night’s festival shines on the Hays Street Bridge and on Friday night the Carver Community Cultural Center and the Dignowity & Lockwood Parks host unforgettable performances, innovative pop-up exhibitions, and genre-busting multimedia works. Ticketed events include artist brunches, art workshops and a closing event on Saturday.

Leigh Anne Lester: A Variety of Forms Recovering from Transubstantiated Clarity McNay Museum

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11/25 FREE Admission Day San Antonio Museum of Art 11/30 @ 12 p.m. ArtFull Wednesdays One-on-One: Julie Blackmon’s Chair McNay Museum

COMEDY

11/17-20 Felipe Esparza Improv Comedy Club 11/17-20 Gina Yashere Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 11/25-27 Barry Friedman Improv Comedy Club 11/25-26 Steve Byrne Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 11/28 @ 7:30 PM John Cleese & Eric Idle Together Again At Last...For the Very First Time Tobin Center 11/30 @ 7:30 PM Jeff Dunham Perfectly Unbalanced Tour AT&T Center

Jennifer Steinkamp: Botanic 3 McNay Museum

11/2,3 & 6 Slade Ham Improv Comedy Club

11/30 @ 8 p.m. Andrew Rivers Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Orientalism: The Middle East Onstage McNay Museum

11/2-6 Mark Viera Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Jim Dine: Salome Reimagined McNay Museum

11/3 @ 8 p.m. Nick Offerman: Full Bush Tobin Center

FILM 11/17 @ 7 p.m. GET REEL: Walkabout McNay Museum

ART 11/3 @ 12:30 PM Art to Lunch Take an art bite out of your lunch hour with a two-object tour and learn the back story about art you may have missed. Head back to the office, buy lunch at nearby neighbors (The Luxury, Rosella, etc.) or bring a sack lunch! San Antonio Museum of Art 11/6 @ 11 a.m. Family Day: Wear Your Art: Fahsion Across Cultures San Antonio Museum of Art

11/19 LIGHT THE WAY A million twinkling lights illuminate the night sky at the University of the Incarnate Word to celebrate the holiday season in style. This free walking or driving experience is truly a San Antonio-style holiday event.

11/16 @ 12 p.m. ArtFULL Wednesdays Food for Thought: Chinese Takeout McNay Museum

11/9 @ 12 p.m. ArtFULL Wednesday Artist Workshop: Leigh Anne Lester McNay Museum 11/11 @ 6 p.m. Art Party: Z for Zhenmushou San Antonio Museum of Art

11/4-5 Pauly Shore Improv Comedy Club 11/9 @ 9 p.m. Biance Del Rio-Not Today Satan Comedy Hour presented by Rey Lopez Aztec Theatre 11/9-13 Greg Vaccariello Improv Comedy Club 11/10-12 Tony Rock Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 11/12 @ 8 p.m. Plastic Cup Boyz Aztec Theatre 11/16 @ 8 p.m. Mike Suarez Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 11/17 @ 8 p.m. Jim Breuer Aztec Theatre

11/27 @ 2 p.m. Storyteller’s Film Series: The Magnificent Ambersons McNay Museum

KIDS & FAMILY 11/1 FREE Family Night The DoSeum 11/2 @ 10 a.m. Playdates: Fantastic Phoenixes San Antonio Museum of Art 11/6 @ 1 p.m. Free Family Day: Picture This! Have a picture perfect day at the McNay this fall! Enjoy Telling Tales: Contemporary Narrative Photography on a family tour, pose for a non-traditional photo shoot, create a surreal digital print, and use your smart phone on a scavenger hunt around the museum grounds! Images come to life with storytelling and a special musical performance by songwriter Joe McDermott. McNay Museum thesanantonioriverwalk.com


11/4 @ 10 a.m. ArtStrolls: Favorite Fables Explore the McNay with your little one during a themed stroller tour and related sensory playtime. McNay Museum 11/9 @ 10 a.m. Playdates: Paint a Picture San Antonio Museum of Art 11/12 Saturday Family Drop In San Antonio Botanical Garden 11/13 @ 1 p.m. Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live! Tobin Center 11/15 FREE Family Night The DoSeum 11/16 @ 10 a.m. Playdates: Abstract Art San Antonio Museum of Art 11/18 @ 10:30 AM Toddler Art Play: Exotic Art McNay Museum 11/19-1/1 Holiday in the Park Six Flags Fiesta Texas 11/21-12/1 Christmas Celebration SeaWorld San Antonio 11/25 through 12/4 The Nutcracker Ballet San Antonio Tobin Center Through 1/22 National Geographic Earth Explorers National Geographic presents Earth Explorers takes you on an action-packed adventure to the wildest places on Earth. Dive into oceans. Soar over savannas. Plunge into polar regions. Trek through rainforests. Climb mountains and caves. Explore six interactive environments designed to inspire you to learn more about the planet. Experience the trip of a lifetime without ever leaving Texas. Witte Museum

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MUSIC 11/2 @ 7:30 PM Toni Braxton Tobin Center 11/3 @ 8 p.m. Evanescence Majestic Theatre 11/4 @ 7 p.m. Mana The Latino Power Tour AT&T Center 11/4 @ 7:30 PM Kaleo-The Handprint Tour Aztec Theatre 11/4-5 @ 8 p.m. Stewart Copeland The Tyrant’s Crush Tobin Center 11/5 @ 8 p.m. Amanda Miguel y Diego Verdaguer Majestic Theatre 11/6 @ 7 p.m. Olivia Newton John Majestic Theatre 11/6 @ 7 p.m. Remembering Bowie YOSA Gold Series 1 Tobin Center 11/8 @ 8 p.m. Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox Tobin Center

11/9 @ 7:30 AM The Subdudes Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 11/9 @ 7:30 PM Dream Theater “The Astonishing” Live Tobin Center 11/10 @ 7:30 PM Ken Slavin: Shaken, Not Stirred —Jazz and Cocktails benefiting the San Antonio AIDS Foundation Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 11/10 @ 8 p.m. Galactic w/special guests Fruition Aztec Theatre 11/12 @ 8 p.m. Anderson-Rabin-Wakeman (ARW): An Evening of Yes and More Majestic Theatre 11/12 @ 8 p.m. Black Sabbath The End AT&T Center 11/14 @ 7:30 PM Switchfoot & Relient K Looking for America Aztec Theatre 11/16 @ 7:30 PM Marc Cohn Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

11/16 @ 8 p.m. Gloria Trevi Aztec Theatre 11/17 @ 7:30 PM Sons of Serendip Songs in the Key of Wonder: 50 Years of Stevie Wonder Empire Theatre 11/17 @ 8 p.m. Morrissey Tobin Center

11/27-12/3 Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza Lila Cockrell Theater 11/30 @ 8 p.m. Henry Rollins Aztec Theatre

11/17-19 The Other Mozart Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 11/18 @ 7 p.m. Julion Alvarez y su Norteno Banda Mis Idolos. . . Howy Mis Amigos Tour Freeman Coliseum

SHOPPING 11/5 @ 10 a.m. Shop Spectacular: Mexican Silver Trunk Show San Antonio Museum of Art Saturdays & Sundays Pearl Farmers Market Pearl Brewery

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11/18-20 Tchaikovsky “Pathetique” Tobin Center 11/19 @ 9 p.m. Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra Aztec Theatre 11/27 @ 3 p.m. Home Free: A Country Christmas Tour Empire Theatre

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FESTIVALS & events FORD HOLIDAY RIVER PARADE November 25 The 35th annual Ford Holiday River Parade kicks-off the holiday season in Texas. It’s a one-hour illuminated night parade with 32 floats features costumed-float riders and music. 2016 Grand Marshal, Silver & Black Give Back, is the nonprofit partner to the Spurs family of teams. The parade features Santa on the final float. Tickets available online at TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com

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SHOPPING ALAMO PLAZA SHIRTS 325 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-2347 Shirts ALAMO QUARRY MARKET 255 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8885 www.quarrymarket.com Shopping Center

FIVE & DIME GENERAL STORE 101 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-233-0166 fiveanddimegs.com General Merchandise GALLERY VETRO CREATIVE ARTGLASS 250 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-0001 Glass Art, Jewelry, Gifts

THE ALLEY ON BITTERS 555 W. Bitters Rd. San Antonio, TX 78206 (210) 494-3226 www.TheAlleyOnBitters.com Unique collection of shops and artists

GARCIA ART GLASS 715 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-1400 www.garciaartglass Hand Blown Glass

CALIENTE HARLEY DAVIDSON 7230 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78245 (210) 681-2254 www.calienteharley.com Harley Davidson Rentals

GREENHOUSE GALLERY OF FINE ART 6496 N. New Braunfels San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-6491 greenhousegallery.com Fine Art Gallery

CASA SALAZAR 216 E. Houston San Antonio, 78205 210-472-2272 themajestic.com/casa Fine Mexican Imports

HUEBNER OAKS 11745 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 shophuebneroaks.com Shopping Center

THE COLLECTION 7959 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 826-3130 thecollectionsanantonio.com Shopping Center CLASSIC OLD TIME PHOTOS 123 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-475-9899 Photos DEL SOL OF SAN ANTONIO 321 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-231-0900 www.delsol.com Clothing DOS CAROLINAS 303 Pearl parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 224-7000 www.doscarolinas.com Custom Handmade Guayaberas EL MERCADO 514 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78207 210-207-8600 www.sanantonio.gov/marketsquare Traditional Mexican Market FIESTA ON MAIN 2025 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 738-1188 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas

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JR MOONEY GALLERIES OF FINE ART 8302 Broadway St. San Antonio, TX 78209 www.jrmooneygallerires.com (210) 828-8214 Fine Art Gallery KATHLEEN SOMMERS 2417 North Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 732-8437 kathleensommers.com Local Fashions & Jewelry KENDRA SCOTT 310 East Basse Rd. #101 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 591-7180 www.kendrascott.com Jewelry LOS PATIOS 2015 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 655-6171 www.lospatios.com Unique local shops LUCCHESE BOOT COMPANY 255 East Basse Rd #800 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9419 www.lucchese.com Custom Boots and Western wear

MARTI’S 310 West Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-9100 www.martis.com Fine Mexican Gifts MELISSA GUERRA 303 Pearl Parkway#104 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 293-3983 melissaguerra.com Latin Kitchen Market NORTH STAR MALL 7400 San Pedro San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 340-6627 www.northstarmall.com Shopping MalL PARIS HATTERS 119 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3453 www.parishatters.com Cowboy Hats - p44 6 PENNERS DOWNTOWN 311 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2487 www.pennersinc.com Iconic Men’s Clothing Store OUT WEST 215 1/2 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, Texas 78205 Phone (210) 224-8804 Clothing & Gift Shop

TEXAS ACCENT GENERAL STORE 803 S. Zarzamora San Antonio, TX 78207 210-435-2446 General Merchandise TIENDA LA GARZA 110 Broadway, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2133 Mexican Folk Art, Books and Apparel TPJ GIFT SHOP 849 E. Commerce #673 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-9066 THE TWIG BOOK SHOP 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com Locally Owned Book Store THE VINEYARD 1207 North Loop 1604 W San Antonio, TX 78258 thevineyardshoppingcenter.com Shopping Center WALGREENS 300 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-424-3462 www.walgreens.com General Merchandise and Pharmacy

ROCKET FIZZ 513 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-229-1077 www.rocketfizz.com Soda Pop & Candy Shop SAN ANGEL FOLK ART 110 Blue Star San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 226-6688 www.sanangelfolkart.com Mexican Cultural Arts SHOPS OF LA CANTERA 15900 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com Shopping Mall SLOAN HALL 5922 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-7738 www.sloanhall.com Unique Gifts, Accessories & Jewelry 77T’S SOUVENIRS & T-SHIRTS 207 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-549-1279 www.77tshirts.com T-Shirt

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3 Mi Tierra Cafe Y Panaderia

21 Tienda La Garza

4 La Margarita Mexican

22 The Amazing Mirror Maze

Restaurant & Oyster Bar

23 San Antonio General Store

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29 Aztec Theatre

18 Francesco’s Gelato 20 Pat O’Brien’s 25 Juice Central

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33 The Alamo 35 Tobin Center 38 Angelita’s 40 VFW Post 76 41 Market Square

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42 Spanish Governor’s Palace

47 Kawashi

48 Alta Vista Skate Shop

50 Nectar Wine Bar and Ale House

ATTRACTIONS & SHOPPING 38 Plaza Taxco 6 Paris Hatters 7 Buckhorn Saloon & Museum 8 The Pearl 9 The Shps at RiverCenter

45 Schakolad

51 Biga on the Banks

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31 Guiness World Records Museum

36 Augies Alamo City BBQ Steakhouse

30 Ripley’s Haunted Adventure/

26 Schilo’s

28 Houston Street Bistro

10 Tower of the Americas/

Chart House Restaurant

11 Magik Theatre - The Magicians Agency, Live Show

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HOTELS 12 Wyndham Garden River Walk 15 Crockett Hotel 16 Gunter Hotel 17 Menger Hotel 24 El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel 43 Marriott Plaza San Antonio

Exceptional dining at chart house

MISCELLANEOUS 34 CitySightseeing Double Decker Tour 38 USO 68 SegCity Segway Tours

13 San Antonio Museum of Art

69 San Antonio Public Library

14 Institute of Texan Culture

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EQUINOX GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 4 San Antonio, Texas 78205 www.alejandrosifuentes.com 210-281-0706 Jewelry Metal Gallery - p44 38

SCENTCHIPS USA La Villita - Bldg. 21 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.223.2267 www.lavillita.com Candles - p44 38

LITTLE STUDIO GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 23 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-8893 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery - p44 38

STARVING ARTIST GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 12 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.226.3593 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery - p44 38

MUSTANG GREY’S La Villita - Bldg. 17 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.222.1894 www.lavillita.com - p44 38

VILLAGE GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 10 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-0404 www.waltglasspottery.net Art Gallery - p44 38

PLAZA TAXCO La Villita, Bldg.16B San Antonio, TX 78205 210-994-5259 www.plazataxco.com - p44 38

VILLITA STAINED GLASS La Villita - Bldg. 1 San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-223-4480 www.sparkleonsa.com Art Gallery - p44 38

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17 K1 Speed

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18 San Antonio Aquarium

22 Mission Conception

8 Alamo Quarry Market

19 Morgan’s Wonderland

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20 The DoSeum

24 Mission San Juan

10 Alamo Helicopter Tours

27 Flipz Trampoline Park

25 Mission Espada

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Tasha Polizzi • Dian Malouf • Consuela • Free People Virgins, Saints & Angels • Juan Antonio • Cut Loose Flax • XCVI • Sterling and Turquoise by Gundi

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS DINING/RESTAURANTS

Acenar www.acenar.com 210-222-2362

Barriba www.barribacantina.com 210-228-9876 Boudro’s A Texas Bistro on the River Walk www.boudros.com 210-224-8484 Bourbon Street Seafood Kitchen on the River Walk www.bourbonstreetseafoodkitchen. com 210-301-0066 Casa Rio & Schilo’s www.casario.com 210-225-6718 www.schilos.com 210-223-6692 Charlie Wants A Burger Sports Bar www.charliewantsaburger.com 210-227-0864 Chart House www.toweroftheamericas.com 210-223-3101 The County Line www.countyline.com 210-229-1941 Denny’s Riverwalk www.dennys.com 210-223-4321 Dick’s Last Resort www.dickslastresort.com 210-224-0026 Ghirardelli www.ghirardelli.com 210-627-6064 Guadalajara Grill www.guadalajaragrill.us 210-222-1992 Hard Rock Café www.hardrock.com 210-224-ROCK Iron Cactus www.ironcactus.com 210-224-9835 Joe’s Crabshack www.joescrabshack.com 210-271-9981 Landry’s Saltgrass Steakhouse www.saltgrass.com 210-222-9092

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Landry’s Seafood www.landrysseafood.com 210-229-1010 Rainforest Café www.rainforestcafe.com 210-277-6300

B & C Leather Designs & Unique Finds 210-724-8521; 210-464-1126

Mirror Maze 210-224-2288

Market Square www.marketsquaresa.com 210-207-8600

Ripley’s/Waxworks www.ripleys.com 210-224-9299

Lonestar Restaurants www.riverrestaurants.com 210-223-9374

Cowboys Alamo City Harley Davidson on the RiverWalk www.cowboysalamocityharley.com 210-212-4461

Marble Slab Creamery www.marbleslab.com 210-227-9100 Maria Mia www.mariamiamexicanbistro.com 210-272-0403 Mi Tierra Café www.mitierracafe.com 210-225-1262 La Margarita Mexican Restaurant www.lamargarita.com 210-227-7140 Restaurante Pico de Gallo www.picodegallo.com 210-225-6060 The Original Mexican Restaurant & Bar www.theoriginalmexican.com 210-224-9951 Paesanos RiverWalk www.paesanosriverwalk.com 210-227-2782 Pizzaritas www.pizzaritas.com 210-293-7842

Paris Hatters www.parishatters.com 210-223-3453 Plaza Taxco www.plazataxco.com 210-212-6733 Mar Imports Silver Jewelry www.marsilverjewelry.com 210-212-5000 El Vaquero www.elvaquerosanantonio.com 210-390-1059 Rocket Fizz www.rocketfizz.com 210-229-1077 Shops at Rivercenter www.shoprivercenter.com 210-225-000 Tienda la Garza 210-222-2133 Turquoise River Trading Company 210-227-5866

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City Sightseeing Double Decker Tour San Antonio www.citysightseeingsanantonio.com 210-224-8687 Rio San Antonio Cruises www.riosanantonio.com 210-224-5700 Alamo SegCity Segway Tours www.segcity.com 210-224-0773 BARS/PUBS Coyote Ugly Saloon www.coyoteuglysaloon.com 210-465-UGLY Hilton Palacio Del Rio/Durty Nelly’s/ Tex’s Riverwalk Sports Bar www.palaciodelrio.com 210-224-3368 Howl at the Moon www.howlatthemoon.com 210-212-4770 MadDogs British Pub www.maddogs.net 210-222-0220 BierGarten www.biergartenriverwalk.com 210-212-7299

Briscoe Western Art Museum www.briscoemuseum.org 210-299-4499

Naked Iguana www.nakediguanariverwalkbar.com 210-226-8462

Buckhorn Saloon & Museum www.buckhornmuseum.com 210-247-4000

Nectar Wine Bar & Ale House www.nectarsa.com 210-375-4082

Schakolad www.schakolad.com 210-354-3322

San Antonio Conservation Society www.saconservation.org/homestead 210-225-5924 ATTRACTIONS

Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel www.luckyeagletexas.com 1-888-255-8259

Texas de Brazil www.texasdebrazil.com 210-299-1600

Cascade Caverns www.cascadecaverns.com 830-755-8080

Tony Roma’s www.tonyromas.com 210-225-7662

Natural Bridge Caverns www.naturalbridgecavernscom 210-651-6101

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Phillips Entertainment/Guiness Book of World Records Museum www.alamoplazaattractions.com 210-226-2828

Rio Rio Cantina www.riorioriverwalk.com 210-226-8462 Rita’s on the River www.ritasontheriver.com 210-227-RITA

Angelita’s www.angelitasa.com 210-224-8362

CASINO

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HOTELS

Wyndham Resorts www.wyndham.com

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

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RIO MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2016  

The Official Magazine of the River Walk

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