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GREAT FINDS Livin’ La Vida Arté By Dawn Robinette
12 SIP & SAVOR The Magnificent Mojito By Kimberly A, Suta
16 FAMILY FUN Hemisfair: ¡Viva Familia! By Carole Miller
28 BE ENTERTAINED Tone Deaf, Party-Lovers Welcome! By Susan Yerkes
IN EVERY ISSUE FEATURES 12 16 20 24
Sip & Savor Family Fun Be Entertained Great Finds
28 Culture & Community 32 Recreation 36 24/48/72 Hours
GUIDES 40 Food & Drink 42 Arts & Entertainment 44 Shopping
MAPS 46 River Walk 47 Museum Reach & King William 52 Downtown 57 Greater San Antonio
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ON THE COVER This photo was taken by Joe Chidgey, who enjoys capturing the beauty of the River Walk and sharing it with others. In this photo, he includes a shaded footbridge, guests dining riverside at The Original Mexican Restaurant, and the Tower of the Americas in the background..
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SUMMER IS NEVER LONG ENOUGH. July is my favorite summer month in San Antonio thanks to engaging annual seasonal activities like outdoor concerts and firework displays (page 32), a cocktail festival dedicated to my favorite adult beverage – mojitos (page 12), and the Latino film festival (page 28). These and so many more events make San Antonio a great place to live and visit. Year-round, the River Walk delivers appealing adult nightspots for karaoke and live performance sing-a-longs (page 20), while downtown’s Hemisfair transport families to a world of play and adventure (page 16). San Antonio has an abundance of creative artisans who express themselves and their culture through every imaginable medium from glass, paint and textiles to metal, and wood; their studios and galleries are pervasive throughout the downtown area (page 24). The temptation to buy will be tempered only by the open space in your suitcase and wall. Happy July!
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San Antonio may be a tequila town, but there’s no shortage of local establishments who celebrate the magnificent mojito. It’s minty; it’s refreshing, it’s a classic summer refresher. While the origin of the cocktail is not definitive, one story lays ownership to Havana, Cuba and has been traced back as far as the 16th century—where a similar drink known as “El Drague” was named after swarthy sea captain and privateer, Sir Francis Drake.
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The traditional mojito ingredients — aguardiente de caña (a crude form of rum), lime, sugar cane juice, and mint—are all produced in Cuba and were thought to be a medicinal concoction that would stave off common ills.
AZUCA NUEVO LATINO Azuca, known for their array of PanLatin cuisine, colorful art and festive weekend Latin-music and dancing, started serving mojitos in 2002. Their original mojito is true to the traditional recipe made with Flor de Cana rum and adds only a splash of soda. Although, for Azuca, that’s just a starting point. Their exceptionally long list of mojito fusions made with natural fruits and juices, include strawberry, watermelon, and guava. The owner, Chef Rene Fernandez, claims that the moment they start mixing the mint and the aromatic scent flows through the restaurant, mojito drink orders start rolling in. Their appetizers offer yummy Latin bites, such as tostones with mojo (plantain fritters) and fish ceviche, the perfect accompaniment to any mojito you choose.
PARAMOUR Sip your mojito in a room with a view at Paramour, a chic rooftop bar. A night in downtown San Antonio should include Paramour and one of their excellent mojitos. Six mint leaves, a ¼ ounce of housemade simple syrup, ¾ lime juice and two ounces of white rum make it into a Collins glass, where it’s swizzled with shaved ice—shaken or stirred. Swizzling preserves all of the essential oils of the mint, making it more potent. However, mojitos aren’t the only reason to visit Paramour. They feature a Drag Brunch on Sundays with entertainment unlike anything else you’ll find on a leisurely Sunday. James T. Canter, one of this city’s most inventive chefs, delights patrons with his menu offerings such as chicken tinga-black bean crispy tacos and blue crab toast, made with tarama caviar spread. Just don’t forget the mojito!
HOTEL HAVANA This Cuban-inspired hotel and restaurant do not miss a beat. Their traditional mojito includes house-made simple syrup, a few lime wedges and mint leaves mixed together then added with some Bacardi rum and ice. Give it a little shake and a splash of soda water and voilà!
MERKABA This vibrant cocktail lounge features live music, DJs and karaoke as well as their variety of exhilarating craft cocktails inspired by the rich history of San Antonio. Everything is unique and handmade, including their mojito, which they dubbed, “Find Your Mojo Mojito.”
You can enjoy your mojito in a myriad of environments—the stunning restaurant with floor to ceiling glass windows that overlooks the River Walk, their cozy patio, or their speakeasy-like basement bar that locals love. It’s a great place to stop before or after dinner for a few rounds of cocktails.
The delectable drink combines Havana Club Anejo Blanco, a white-aged rum, as well as Huana Guanabana, a rum liquor that adds sweet honey notes. The spirits join fresh mixed mint and gum syrup, which creates a thicker viscosity that blends nicely with the rest of the ingredients. Top it off with some Topo Chico, and you have yourself a mojito you won’t forget.
If you’re hungry, order up some fresh chicharrones or fried fish taquitos. Thursdays from 8 to 11 p.m. is a great time to visit for an evening of psychedelic soul, funk and Afro-Latin beats spun by local DJ Steven Lee Moya.
The bar provides fun outdoor spaces ideal for mojito meanderings. One patio flanks and overlooks the River Walk, while the other is alongside S. Presa. With the windows and doors open, you can relax outside while still enjoying live entertainment on the inside.
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Azuca bartender making mojito. Photo by Kimberly Suta.
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ON THE BEND OYSTER BAR & LOUNGE As a relative newcomer to the River Walk, this small, fresh seafood-forward eatery stirs up a refreshing “Blackberry Mojito” made with Malibu Lime Rum that pairs nicely with freshly shucked oysters or peel your-own-shrimp. Enjoy your cocktail and food in one of three settings; the outdoor patio at river level complete with a ceiling fan and misters, inside seating at a comfy booth or bar with soaring ceilings and large multi-screen televisions, or on the second-story balcony featuring the only cigar lounge on the River Walk.
Caribbean-style mojitos with a side of fried jerk chicken and waffles during brunch, offered only on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.
JAMAICA JAMAICA Jamaican-born chef and co-owner, Angello Gordon, at the helm mixes up some incredible
MOJITO MADNESS If mojitos are your pleasure, then you’ll want to attend Mojito Madness, which begins July 25. The
They offer an array of mojitos featuring fresh, tasty Caribbean flavors, such as hibiscus, mango, and lavender, as well as a traditional Cuban version. They pair nicely with their evening entertainment—Chicago-style stepping on the 1st Saturday evening of every month, the R&B band that plays every 2nd Saturday or the laid back reggae, that takes place every 3rd Friday night.
competition showcases some of San Antonio’s hottest bars and restaurants, whom all share a passion for their craft, whipping up batches of their specialty mojitos for guests to judge. The event will feature live cultural performances, a vendor village, and DJs throughout the evening. WRITER’S BIO Kimberly A. Suta of Sutapants Productions is a local and national food writer and filmmaker. She’s also the co-creator of Homegrown Chef (homegrowncheftv.com), a culinary series featuring our city’s best chefs and delicious eats.
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Life-sized chess boards, giant art displays, big-sound experiences, shady trees, and places to splash and play in the middle of downtown; seems like a kids dream? It’s not, and it’s as much fun as it sounds!
Hemisfair: ¡Viva Familia! by Carole Miller
The Yanaguana Garden located at Hemisfair includes more than four-acres of nothing-butplayground for all ages! The Pre-K Play has spinning bowls, a rotating net climber and toddler swings. The Games Plaza for older kids has ping-pong tables, foosball, chess tables, a bocce-ball court with oversized chess and checker pieces. And the splash pad is filled with bubbling jets of water and colorful lights. Climb, crawl, leap, and slide your way into a day of fun complete with a picnic under the trees. Nestled next to the splash pad and just around the corner from the playground lies Con Safos Cocina y Cantina. This family-friendly spot is the perfect place for families to recharge after a morning of fun. Adult-beverages mix with family-friendly live music on the deck. A relaxing end to a long day of playing. Follow the scent of a wood-burning oven and discover Dough Pizzeria Napoletana. Offering a menu inspired by the food and wine of Naples, Italy, Dough appeared on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. The secret lies in their wood-burning oven that cooks pizzas to perfection in 90 seconds at 800 degrees. Delizioso! Commonwealth
The gardens at CommonWealth Coffeehouse & Bakery Coffeehouse & Bakery are the perfect place to savor a cup of coffee along with French pastries that will melt in your mouth. Who wouldn’t enjoy an entrée from a menu described as “authentically French with a San Antonio flair”? 16 RIO Magazine
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Cool down those taste-buds at Palateria San Antonio where the paletas are made from scratch every day with fresh fruits. Try mango-kiwi, strawberrykiwi, or Fruity Pebbles. Chillax with a paleta de la crema dipped in chocolate topped with almonds, coconut, pecans or colorful sprinkles. Jumpstart your energy pack at Chocollazo and Sugar Sugar. Visit a magical world filled with Belgian chocolate truffles, bars, pastries, hand-made chocolates, and confections at Chocollazo. Or you can literally become the kid in the candy store at Sugar Sugar—a nostalgic emporium filled with every kind of candy imaginable including candy sushi, international sweets and even a trunk full of Pop Rocks.
Relax and go with the flow at Blue Cat Yoga & Healing Arts. This fitness studio/art-space offers classes in yoga, meditation, community drumming, and conscious movement. It also specializes in crystal-bowl sound healing and workshops. Visit the Blue Cat Curious Mercantile for handmade goods from local artists, essential oil blends, sage bundles, Blue Cat merchandise and yoga accessories. DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIK? The Magik Theatre at Hemisfair has entertained San Antonio families and children with delightful, literature-based theatre and education since 1994. Loveable puppets perform a magical metamorphosis during the mainstage production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar which opens July 12 and runs through August 4. The show features four of Eric Carle’s classic stories: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, and The Very Lonely Firefly. Blue Cat Yoga & Healing Arts
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Bring your little ones to the perfect play date at the Big Blue Blocks July 1, 8, 15, 20, 22, and 29. Big Blue Blocks on the Great Lawn welcomes creativity and the use of fine motor skills. It’s free and tons of fun. Art in the Park on Friday, July 5, provides a night full of diverse artistic activities for kids with live music from Carbonlily. On Saturday, July 13, Inclusion Programming hosts five to six experience stations providing exposure to art, music, technology, and purposeful movement, as well as outdoor play and healthy living. Super Fun Saturday on July 20 delivers an afternoon of play and activities for children of all ages.
FAMILY FUN Splashing at Hemisfair
Would you trade your best friend for three magic beans? When Jack does, he experiences a dreamlike adventure and receives more gold than he could ever spend. Find out what happens when Jack learns a true friend is the greatest treasure in the world during one of the “Magik on the Road” touring performances of Jack and the Beanstalk on July 5 and 6.
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The Ugly Duckling, playing July 5, tells the beloved story of a homely little bird who gets bullied by everyone around him until he matures into a beautiful swan. Robert Cardoza, the San Antonio theatre community’s primary sign language interpreter, offers one American Sign Language interpreted performance of each production. Lights, camera, action! Camp Showbiz lets kids develop original plays and films, practice acting and improvisational skills and rehearse
show-stopping musical numbers throughout July. From Hogwarts and hobbits to Hairspray and everything in between, this camp has something for every future star. The two-week sessions are available in a variety of themes for ages 3½ through 17. Visit Hemisfair with the entire family and find something for everyone. Spend your summer playing in the splash pad, enjoying good food and sweet treats, kicking back with a cold one, shopping, and the performing arts. ¡Viva Familia! WRITER’S BIO Family fun expert Carole Miller is a local freelance writer who raised her three children, Sydney, Nick, and Faith, in San Antonio. She was born the same year as Hemisfair, which makes her about to turn 30. (Her degree in Journalism from the University of
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Explore the Art, History, and Heritage of the American West
Located on the River Walk, the Briscoe Western Art Museum houses nine galleries of painting, sculpture, photography, and historical artifacts. Highlights include Pancho Villaâ€™s saddle, a diorama of the Alamo connict, an authentic Chuck Wagon, and Santa Annaâ€™s sword. 210 W. Market Street | San Antonio, TX 78205 BriscoeMuseum.org | 210.299.4499
Tone-deaf, y –lovers t r a P Welcome! By Susan Yerkes
Is there anything more fun than singing at the top of your lungs in a safe place? No, we’re not talking about your shower—we’re talking about karaoke and good old-fashioned rock music that makes you want to sing and dance up a storm regardless of your singing prowess.
Every night on the River Walk, expect to find such a place with a like-minded, fun-loving crowd. DURTY NELLY’S On a bright Sunday afternoon, Durty Nelly’s is already on the way to a packed house, with invigorating music drifting out of the glass windows to the patio tables outside. Inside the cozy pub is a replica of the original Durty Nelly’s of Limerick, one of Ireland’s most famous and historic bars. The River Walk replica has a 45-year history of popular entertainment. Nelly’s website proudly proclaims, “Unless you’re a stuffed shirt or a prude, you can’t help but have a grand old time.” Placed on every table are free
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Howl at the Moon
peanuts for guests (over 516 tons over the years, a sign states). One of the most popular spots in the room, the back bar, welcomes all ages and cultures. If you’re celebrating a birthday or a special occasion, the whole bar will join in the sing-along. At the center of the cozy space is a team of veteran entertainers who keep the crowd pumped up, breaking out familiar hits such as a rousing rendition of “Sweet Home, Alabama” while urging the audience to replace “Alabama” with “Texas,” the chorus turns into a lusty mix of joyful state-pride.
Guests feel the freedom to have all the fun they want by the four veteran piano men. The keyboardists play everything from country to blues to rock ‘n roll to rap—and a few Irish folk songs. When folks are shy, they are encouraged to have another drink. And that’s when the crowd gets rowdy, and the fun begins. HOWL AT THE MOON The music and the crowd take on a friendlyrowdy tone at Howl at the Moon. You don’t have to make like a wolf and howl, but if you’re a party animal, you’ll probably find yourself singing along to the hits all night. Or dancing, unless you’re sitting back to enjoy the vibe. The space is big, and the dress-code varies from super casual to dress-to-impress. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, book a VIP table. Howl is a concert combined with dancing culminating in a total party atmosphere. A large stage holds two babygrand pianos, drums, and a guitarist. You will have a howling good time.
REPUBLIC OF TEXAS RESTAURANT The Republic of Texas is an iconic spot to eat on the River Walk. Located just below the Commerce Street bridge, you’ll spot the Texas flag themed umbrellas on the patio, and the nearby bronze bust of Robert Hugman—the visionary architect who designed the River Walk. Hugman’s historic office was located just above his likeness, and his name remains on the building to honor his memory.
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B u t t h i s Te x a s - t h e m e d restaurant is a wildly popular music destination, too. For starters, it offers karaoke four nights a week, with an extensive song list and a cheerful staff. Only a few months ago, a bartender received a $5,000 tip for excellent service! Karaoke happens every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night. The bar is
the perfect setting to grab a mic’ and drop your inhibitions. It’s crazy fun. On weekend nights, DJ Pete Rendon, one of the most popular DJs in South Texas, masterfully reads the crowd and spins the hits that fire up the dance floor. Hey, Texans know there’s no better way to work off a chickenfried steak dinner!
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MOSES ROSE’S HIDEOUT Moses Rose is a legendary name in Texas. The oldest volunteer among the Texian forces at the Battle of the Alamo (he was 50), this French immigrant, already a veteran of several battles for Texas independence, is the only one of the Alamo defenders who escaped to tell the story. According to Rose, the night before the famous battle when Col. Travis drew a line in the sand, Rose was the only one who didn’t cross it. Instead, he snuck away from the Alamo under cover of night and lived to tell the stories.
got its name—tucked into a row of buildings right around the corner from the Alamo. It’s a great spot to get away. You can escape into good food and great drinks anytime. But if you’re looking for a fabulous time in this old town, stick around for the music. It can get packed and crazy, with folks singing along and making a mosh pit if it’s crowded enough— especially on Saturday nights. When a live band hits the stage, the line to get in and party can wrap around the corner—right to Alamo Plaza. Everybody remembers the Alamo. But you’ll remember Moses Rose’s too.
WRITER’S BIO Susan Yerkes is an award-winning journalist and travel writer based in San Antonio. She learned her limitations early when she was bumped from her church choir at age 7 for singing off-key. But she still rocks a shower stall, and if the music is loud enough, sings along in a crowd.
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San Antonio’s vibrant and colorful culture is part of the charm that lures visitors and makes locals beam with pride. The city itself is truly a work of art, as well as a welcoming and inspirational home for talented artists who share their creativity across San Antonio in galleries big and small.
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You can gaze at their work, talk to the artists, and find fabulous pieces. Shopping at art galleries is a fun way to discover art while soaking in San Antonio’s magic. Let the beautiful San Antonio River be your guide to gallery shopping—an abundance of art flows close to the river’s banks. A journey that never fails to yield treasures is a visit to La Villita Historic Arts Village. Shaded footpaths connect the shops which were San Antonio’s first neighborhood. The historic buildings nestled in La Villita are a kaleidoscope of color, culture, and flair. Stop by River Art Group—a fine art gallery operated by a cooperative of 160 active artists all located within a 75-mile radius of San Antonio. River Art Group features works in acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, photography, clay, wood, and more. The gallery is member-staffed, so on any day, you can meet an artist whose work is on display. Engaging with them provides perspective and gives you a glimpse of their motivation. You will find a selection of San Antonio subject matter created in a variety of mediums and price points.
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Venturing down the river brings you to Southtown, a San Antonio neighborhood home to a multitude of artists’ studios, work-spaces, and fabulous dining. Southtown hosts “First Fridays” each month. Here’s where you’ll find art displayed along sidewalks and homes opening their doors to showcase artists’ works. If you miss First Friday, don’t despair. You can make up for it with a must-see experience at Garcia Art Glass, where art comes alive with the aid of a 2200-degree furnace. The studio specializes in experimentation and one-of-a-kind, hand blown art creations. It’s easy to understand why founder and creative director Gini Garcia’s unique flair has garnered awards and accolades. Each piece is more illuminating than the last, with vases, platters, paperweights, and statues that defy description. Witness the crafting of pieces made with rods, furnaces, and blow-torches.
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Not far from the beauty of Garcia Art Glass, resides Southtown favorite, Blue Star Arts Complex. Home to several artists studios, shops, and galleries feature local and regional artists nestled next to the beauty of the Mission Reach section of the River Walk. Step inside any door and experience an array of modern eclectic art. For a terrific collection of handcrafted textiles, ceramics, papers, and prints visit Mockingbird Handprints. The offerings at this shop are proof that art is more than what hangs on a wall. Visit every two months to see the work of different artists. Another Blue Star favorite is San Angel Folk Art, a shop highlighting Mexican folk culture and religion by selling wooden crucifixes and metal works depicting various animals and notable figures from Mexico. Also featured in the shop are wares not from Mexico, like African wire baskets and wood carvings, and Haitian Voodoo flags. Roam throughout the complex to discover eye-popping murals as you find your way to Choice Goods Gallery. Here you’ll see modern, irreverent pieces designed to make you laugh. Skateboards become art and Day of the Dead cats wearing crowns capture the local culture. Don’t miss the Upstairs Studios at Blue Star, with even more studios and art on display. Recent exhibits include Ghostbusters inspired art in honor of the 1984 movie classic and a Valentine’s show entitled “You Give Love a Bad Name.”
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For more art adventures, you don’t have to roam far. A quick trip up Alamo Street brings you to SAY Sí, an award-winning year-round, nonprofit artsbased youth development program for San Antonio area students. SAY Sí programs serve more than 200 students each year, all tuition-free, and those talented young artists display their works in SAY Sí’s gallery shop. You can purchase original student-created artwork to help these young artists grow their entrepreneurial skills along with their creative talents. The student’s commissions which go towards a scholarship fund paid out when the students enroll in college. You’ll find a variety of mediums represented in the gallery, and the fiber or textile works are particularly entrancing. A type of folk art from Mexico is called Huichol Yarn Paintings; each work is full of color, skill, and stories. Say Sî
WRITER’S BIO An award-winning writer, communications expert, and military spouse who enjoys finding discoveries and revisiting old favorites in her adopted hometown, Dawn Robinette loves to tell stories. You can read more of her work at Alamo City Moms Blog.
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Had Boudro’s been serving on the River Walk back then, Jim Bowie could have carved his Center Cut Top Sirloin with a butter knife. Prime steaks, Gulf Coast seafood and the best Margaritas around have made Boudro’s one of the Alamo City’s most loved restaurants. 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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Dance, Film & Frida San Antonio’s Latin spirit shines bright during July’s festivals – one of the biggest Latino film festivals in the country, a B.I.G. salsa fest and a giant celebration of all things Frida Kahlo. By Dan R. Goddard
Aiming the spotlight at Texas and border issues, “Frontera in Focus” is the theme of the 41st Annual CineFestival July 11-14 at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Texas premiers include San Antonio native Jesse Borrego starring in “Phoenix, Oregon” and two films that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, The Infiltrators and Premature. Sponsored by the San Antonio Film Commission, the four-day fest is packed with 41 films by Latino directors—including 29 made in Texas or directed by Texas filmmakers. Borrego starred in the landmark 1993 Latino film Blood In, Blood Out and has appeared recently on TV’s Fear the Walking Dead and American Crime. He struggles with midlife angst in a comedy directed by Gary Lundgren that also stars indie film veterans James le Gros from Drugstore Cowboy, Diedrich Bader from Napoleon Dynamite, and Kevin Corrigan from Pineapple Express. Phoenix, Oregon premieres July 13. Radical Dreamers on a mission to stop deportations purposely get themselves arrested by the Border Patrol and sent to a shadowy forprofit detention center in The Infiltrators, which won the NEXT Innovator Award at Sundance. Based on a true story mixed with documentary footage of the real criminals, The Infiltrators, directed by Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra, opens the festival July 11. Chelsea Rendon, Vida, and McFarland, USA, plays Viri and will attend the opening night festivities. Ayanna, a young Harlem woman, torn between an older man and her mother, finds herself at 28 RIO Magazine
intimidating crossroads in Premature, directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green—which closes the festival July 14. A free Family Day July 14 includes screenings of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and director Maricela Rincón’s El Libro de Lila (Lila’s Book), about a character in a children’s book who suddenly falls out of her paper world. Tickets, $8 and $80 for a VIP badge, can be purchased online at CineFestival.org. Celebrating eight years of dancing in downtown San Antonio, the Baile International Grand (B.I.G.) Salsa Festival is making new moves, taking place a month earlier, July 18-21, at a new location, the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter. Besides workshops led by some of the best salsa instructors and choreographers in the country, the four-day fest includes performances, concerts and social dancing till the night hours. New York’s Bachata Heightz, Puerto Rican salsasinger Andy Montanez, Domingo Quinonez, and Colombia’s Grupo Niche are among this year’s concert headliners. New this year are Saturday and Sunday day pool parties and Sunrise silent headphone parties. Fifteen DJs from around the world will be playing music in three rooms. Instructors from Spain, Greece, and Sweden will be conducting workshops. The festival celebrates a broad spectrum of Latin music—including salsa, bachata, cha-chacha, and Brazilian Zouk. In much of the new music, salsa is going back to its roots in AfroCaribbean styles, such as Afro Cuban, which has brought in other new Afro
styles to the Latin dance scene. These include Afro house, Afrobeat, Kuduro, and Semba. Contemporary pop and hip-hop, however, also influence bachata shows. Originating in the rural neighborhoods of the Dominican Republic, bachata has become one of the most popular Latin dances in recent years. Lee Rios, founder, and director of the San Antonio Latin dance studio Semeneya, organizes the annual B.I.G. Salsa Festival. Semeneya appeared on NBC’s America’s Got Talent in 2015. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Semeneya recently relocated to one of the largest Latin-dance studios in the country, a new 25,000-square-foot facility with spaces for dance classes, festivals, and fashion shows. Frida Kahlo’s brooding gaze, elaborate Tehuana coiffures, and signature unibrow have become as world-famous as Mickey Mouse. The Fourth Annual Frida Fest honors the artist – born July 6, 1907, in Coyacán, Mexico—who continues to inspire with her Cesar García Dailen Delgado, El Paso Dance Academy,Courtesy of B.I.G.
San Antonio Artist, Jesse Trevino"s La Valadora of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
Jesse Borrego in Portland, Orgeon. Photo courtesy of Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
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Clockwise (beginning left) : El Libro de Lila (Lila's Book); Vintage Guadalupe Theater; The Infiltrators; CineFestival. All images, Courtesy Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
paintings, poetry, and fashion. The free, family-friendly event will be held noon to 6 pm — July 27-28 at the Wonderland Mall of the Americas. Que Reto Arts and Curious Twins organized the two-day celebration featuring a one-of-a-kind community gathering, handmade artisan mercado, fashion, music, and culinary traditions—plus a screening of the documentary The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo. More than 90 artisan vendors will be offering unique art and handmade goods. Expect to see Frida’s of all shapes, sizes, and ages dressed up in colorful and intriguing clothing as an homage to the Mexican artist celebrated by the cult of “Fridamania.”
WRITER’S BIO Dan R. Goddard is a longtime San Antonio arts writer who has made a pilgrimage to the Museo Frida Kahlo, Casa Azul (the “Blue House”), in Coyoacán, Mexico City.
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TAKE ME OUT FOR SOME MUSIC!
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THE SUMMER IS IN FULL SWING, AND THAT IS MUSIC TO OUR EARS! THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO HERE IN SAN ANTONIO DURING THE SUMMER, FROM RIVER WALK STROLLS, TO SIPPING ON A MARGARITA ON THE PEARL LAWN, TO RELAXING IN SOME AIR CONDITIONING AT THE RIVERCENTER MALL. BUT IF YOU ARE READY TO JAM OUT TO SOME MUSIC, WE HAVE YOU COVERED!
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This month, we are catching an Independence Day concert at the ball game, getting jazzy at the Balcones Jazz Festival, and relaxing to all kinds of music at the Tower of the Americas. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s break into song and dance! SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS BASEBALL GAME Take me out to the ball game, take me out for some jams! Who doesn’t love a baseball game, and how much more American does it get than an Independence Day celebration on the field? If you are here for Fourth of July weekend, then you have to catch the San Antonio Missions game and H-E-B Independence Day Celebration at the Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium. The stadium is a short 15 minute drive west of Downtown, and is home to San Antonio’s own baseball team named after our historic missions. On July 3rd, the team is playing their Independence Day celebratory game at 5:05 PM. Tickets range from $15 to $30, and include a post-game concert! So make sure to grab extra Cracker Jacks because country star Kevin Fowler is taking the stage to close out the game, and start the July 4th celebration early. The San Antonio Missions will be playing the Iowa Cubs. It is sure to be a great game and a fun concert! If you can’t make it for the Independence Day celebration, there are other fun promotions throughout the month. On Tuesday, July 2nd, you can enjoy Two Dollar Tuesday, which includes $2 outfield reserve tickets, $2 parking, $2 pizza, $2 sausage wraps and $2 select draft beer all night. On Thursday, July 11th, the Missions transform into the Flying Chanclas. Watch as the team turns into their kitsch alter ego honoring Abuelita and her symbol of strength. This is a puro San Antonio night! It is also Dollar Night, where fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs, $1 sodas and $1 draft beers. Catching any game this season will definitely be a home run! thesanantonioriverwalk.com RIO Magazine
BALCONES JAZZ FESTIVAL Now, maybe you are the more refined music goer, or are wanting to get jazzy for the first time. We have you covered! This month you will want to check out the Balcones Jazz Festival. This festival is being held at the Wonderland of the Americas Amphitheater in Balcones Heights, a short 20 minute drive northwest of Downtown. The jazz festival has been hosted every summer for over 25 years, and this year is all about girl power with an all-female jazz musician lineup. The festival is laid back, outdoors, family friendly and best of all free to the public! But there are some loyal jazz goers, so you will want to get there early with a lawn chair to claim your spot. Enjoy snacks from local vendors, or venture inside the adjacent food court for some snacks as you listen to the sweet sounds of jazz.
TOWER OF THE AMERICAS PARTY ON THE PLAZA MUSIC SERIES But what if you like all types of music? The Tower of the Americas is coming though with their Party on the Plaza music series, which brings together genres from across the board. Located steps from Downtown, you can’t miss this soaring tower located in Hemisfair Park in Southtown. The Party on the Plaza takes place every Friday during July from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. This event takes place at the base of the tower, and it is completely free and open to the public. The music ranges from today’s hits, to Tejano, to country, and more.
Wednesday Ball. Photo courtesy of BJF
Here is the lineup for the month of July:
Here is the schedule of performances.
July 12, 7:30 p.m. – Wednesday Ball Wednesday Ball has performed alongside national acts and been on Grammy Award-winning tracks.
July 5 – Peacemaker Get ready to get down with your rhythm and blues, and maybe a little reggae too!
July 12, 9 p.m. – Ragan Whiteside Ragan Whiteside is coming off of the success of her studio album, Treblemaker, and was the first female flautist to hold the #1 spot on 3 major smooth jazz charts simultaneously.
July 12 – The Tailgaters You will feel like you are tailgating when you kickback and listen to their country tracks.
July 19, 7:30 p.m. – Michelle Garibay-Carey As the daughter of legendary Chicano bluesman Randy Garibay, Michelle Garibay-Carey has been around jazz her entire life. July 19, 9 p.m. – Jessy J Jessy J celebrates a decade since she brought her dynamic Latin and samba rhythms to contemporary jazz with her #1 hit debut album Tequila Moon. July 26, 7:30 p.m. – Elizabeth Mis Elizabeth Mis grew up listening to the men of jazz, and she is here to bring girl power to the scene with her debut hit, “It’s Uh Girl’s World.” July 26, 9 p.m. – Jeanette Harris Jeannette Harris’s fans recognize her for her cover of Stevie Wonder’s “All I Do,” which hit Billboard’s smooth jazz singles chart.
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July 19 – Charlie Bravo Get ready to rock! July 26 – Bittersweet Time for Flashback Friday—jam out to the nostalgia of the 80s & 90s. And, if you are here for July 4th weekend, make sure to catch the tower’s fireworks display! WRITER’S BIO Drew Henry is the founder of the Design Dudes blog. During the week he’s blogging about the coolest style, and on the weekends he is getting active! Instagram: @design_dudes, Facebook: @ designdudeslife, Twitter: @designdudeslife, Web: designdudeslife.com
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DAY 1 - A HEALTHY DOSE OF DOWNTOWN BRUNCH RIVERSIDE - Champagne brunch at Las Canarias is a perfectly indulgent way to start your day in SA. During the week, this River Walk restaurant serves a delicious breakfast riverside at the elegant Om ni La Mansión del Rio hotel. But if you’re there on a Sunday, you’ll be treated to an impressive spread topped with mimosas. Pro tip: Valet parking is free if you’re eating at the restaurant.
minute walk down Navarro Street. This month, the Briscoe Western Art Museum will host gallery talks, and a summer film series featuring Thelma and Louise. July 27 is National Day of the Cowboy, and where better to celebrate than at a museum that celebrates cowboys, cowgirls, and vaqueros (Spanish for cowboys) with a summer exhibition featuring chuck wagons, kids activities, and live music.
Take a Briscoe Stroll - Walk off brunch with a stroll to the Briscoe museum. Then follow the river around for a scenic route, or take a short cut with an eight-
FOOD IS MEDICINE - San Antonio is notorious for tacos and barbecue, but in a corner spot across from the Tobin Center is an earthy eatery that offers culinary medicine and some of the best vegan gluten-free finds in the city. Pharm Table was conceived by Chef Elizabeth Johnson, who believes in not only healing the community through food but also healing the planet through practice. From the seasonal ingredients to recycling their food waste, Pharm Table is a lunch break you can feel great about after eating.
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And this summer they’ve designed an entire menu of recipes that help cool the body down during summer. Johnson studied at a culinary school in Mexico, and those Mexican-cultured flavors and techniques are infused in her dishes like the Mexican huarache. “It’s our version of Tex Next,” Johnson said. While you can opt for delivery, you’d be remiss not to dine in, grab one of the books off the shelves, and take in the full stimulating experience. Johnson believes, “there’s a place for everyone at Pharm Table.” RIVER RALLY - How well do you know San Antonio? If you’re in town July 20, find out by attending the Big 10 River Rally. Teams of four to six people scour downtown during this triviabased scavenger hunt in a race to the finish. All ages are welcome, the cost is $10 per person, with proceeds benefitting scholarships to San Antonio freshmen entering a Big Ten school. thesanantonioriverwalk.com
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As July in San Antonio heats-up, the city offerings of things-to-do get cool. Check out this ice-bucket list of chill ways to spend your summer days in SA.
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DAY 2 - A DAY ON THE NORTHSIDE
YOU SNOOZE, YOU WIN - First, fuel up with breakfast at Snooze on I-10. You don’t have to wake up early to order pineapple upside down pancakes and brunch bennies. So sleep in because when you Snooze, you win. After a refreshing mimosa head to The Shops at La Cantera. This gorgeous shopping paradise with almost 200 shops seems to flow like a river next to the roller coasters at Fiesta Texas. At the headwaters, you have high-end stores like Neiman Marcus and Tiffany’s, but as you flow along, the shops branch off into other brands like Bath & Body Works and Macy’s. Kids will enjoy the outdoor play place, and you’ll all savor a fresh lemonade or ice cream. thesanantonioriverwalk.com
DINNER BOWL – Now that your trunk is full of shopping treasures head over to The Rim for dinner and fun. This area has exploded with shops and restaurants. One of the best for dining and entertainment is Bowl & Barrel. Weekdays have the best bowling rates, but they also offer $3 drink specials every day before 5 p.m. For dinner, feast on delicious upscale takes of classic bowling-alley food like sliders, pizza, and hot dogs—which pair nicely with “beers by the barrel.” Or treat yourself to a meat and cheese board and a cocktail pitcher for the table. Just be sure not to leave without some house-made cotton candy or a funnel cake. This ain’t your daddy’s bowling alley.
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DAY 3 - COOL DOWN
BREAKFAST ROCKS – Hard Rock Cafe has added breakfast to their setlist. Kids can dine like A-listers as they enjoy their Roxstars Breakfast. Don’t forget to try the chicken and waffles on the river before heading out for some fun. SPLISH SPLASH - Just a few minutes from downtown sits one of the city’s beloved watering holes—Splashtown San Antonio. Parking, life jackets, and tubes are free, while cabanas are available to rent. A regular ticket costs slightly less than a season pass. But the season pass will get you sweet perks and discounts on food and cabana rentals, as well as discounts on tickets for your friends. DO THE WAVE - With more than 50 rides and attractions at Splashtown, there are so many ways to play—but you can pull up a chair on
Wednesdays and Fridays this month for a party in the wave pool. On Wednesdays, DJ DR Cruz will make waves from noon to 4 p.m., and on Fridays, there’ll be a summer concert series with performances from local artists. ICE ICE BABY - After your day in the sun, treat yourself to a Steel City Pop in Southtown. This cool shop has fruity, creamy, cookie, and even paleo ice pops. They’re all 100 percent glutenfree and 200 percent delicious.
WRITER’S BIO Crystal Henry is a loyal Texan, and an awardwinning author, writer, and columnist. She is fluent in both sarcasm and English, and evidence of those bilingual writing talents can be found at crystalhenrywrites.com. Or follow her on FB + IG @ crystalhenrywrites and Twitter @chenrywrites.
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BBQ COUNTY LINE BARBEQUE SPORTS BAR 111 W. Crockett St. countyline.com BBQ - p44, 7
ITALIAN FIG TREE 515 Villita dine.figtreerestaurant.com
CHILI’S ON THE RIVERWALK 849 East Commerce St. Chilis.com
BRAZILIAN FOGO DE CHAO 849 E. Commerce St. fogodechao.com
DAVE & BUSTER’S 849 E. Commerce St. daveandbusters.com
TEXAS DE BRAZIL 313 E. Houston St. texasdebrazil.com
DICK’S LAST RESORT 223 Losoya St. dickslastresort.com p44, 18
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EL TROPICANO HOTEL 110 Lexington Avenue. eltropicanohotel.com HARD ROCK CAFÉ 110 E. Crockett hardrock.com HOWL AT THE MOON 111 West Crockett St. #201 howlatthemoon.com IHOP 849 E. Commerce 210-444-1201 JAZZ, TX 312 Pearl Parkway #6001 JazzTX.com LAS CANARIAS 112 College Street omnihotels.com LONESTAR CAFE 237 Losoya lonestarcafe.us
DELI SCHILO’S 424 E. Commerce St. schilos.com p50, 26 GERMAN BIER GARTEN 124-150 Losoya St. alamobiergarten.com p44, 36 ICE CREAM JUSTIN’S ICE CREAM 245 E Commerce St. mercadoritas.com KILWINS 109 Alamo Plaza Kilwins.com STEEL CITY POPS 812 S. Alamo, Suite 101 steelcitypops.com
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS
7/4 - 7/6 @ 8:30 p.m. Bud Light Stars, Stripes & Lights The River Walk will be decked out with patriotic decor this long 4th of July weekend! It’s fun as usual on the River Walk but with downtown bridges and trees sporting a red, white & blue motif. The perfect backdrop for photos! Post your images on social media using #SAriverwalk River Walk
7/4 - 7/7 @ 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Fourth of July Artisan Show Shop along the banks of the beautiful River Walk for unique handmade merchandise such as jewelry, pottery, or fine art. River Walk 7/5 @ 6 p.m. Boho Market La Villita 7/20 @ 6 p.m. Big 10 River Rally The Alamo Through 8/10 Fiesta Noche del Rio Arneson River Theater Through 8/30 Every Friday @ 7 p.m. Free Concert Series Come out every Friday through October to hear the best local sounds of San Antonio. Enjoy a night of family fun with food and drink, bounce house, and more. Tower of the Americas
3000 years of history—from conquistadores to cumbia, Montezuma to Menudo, and taking on the characters in all of it—he uncovers provocative truths that shock even him. Majestic Theatre
7/27 - 28 Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live AT&T Center
Every Wednesday @ noon Wavepool Wednesdays with DJ DR Cruz Splashtown
7/7 @ 1 p.m. Summer Film Series: Into a New West Thelma & Louise Briscoe Western Art Museum 7/8 - 12 @ 8:30 a.m. Camp Alamo—Tech of the Texas Frontier The Alamo 7/8 - 12 @ 9 a.m. Nature and Art Summer Camps Cibolo Nature Center 7/13 @ 7 p.m. Moondance Concert with the Court Jesters Cibolo Nature Center 7/15 - 8/9 @ 9:30 a.m. Summer Art Camps McNay Art Museum
7/27 - 28 @ 8 p.m. John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons Tony and Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo stands at the head of the class in his one-man show. When his son gets a school assignment on heroes, John seizes the chance to teach him all about the great figures of the Latino world. But once he sets out on his irreverent crash course across three continents and 42
7/27 @ noon National Day of the Cowboy A free community event to celebrate the cowboy, cowgirl, and vaquero. Join along for live music, art making, stick pony racing, chuck wagon cooking, food truck grub, and more. All activities are inspired by the summer exhibition, Into a New West. Briscoe Western Art Museum
Every Tuesday @ 10 a.m. Little Explorers: Bees! Cibolo Nature Center
Every Friday Summer Concert Series Splashtown Every Saturday @ 7 p.m. Outdoor Film Series Mission Marquee Plaza Through 9/8 Going Places DoSeum Through 8/11 Electric Ocean Summertime is a sensational time at SeaWorld with extended hours, nighttime animal shows, and more fun. Enjoy three new attractions – fascinating Turtle Reef as well as two family-friendly
rides, Sea Swinger and Riptide Rescue. Plus, take in some vibrant night shows including “Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up the Night,” “Sea Lions Tonite” and the pyrotechnic thrills of “HydroPower: Xtreme FX,” all capped off by dazzling fireworks. SeaWorld San Antonio Through 8/11 Sesame Street Birthday Party Parade Sesame Street Bay of Play will be a focal point for summer fun with a colorful, musical, showstopping parade featuring everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends. The parade showcases 10 larger-thanlife themed floats and performances. SeaWorld San Antonio
7/10 @ 7 p.m. Scott Stapp Aztec Theatre 7/13 @ 7 p.m. Eclipse—Tribute to Journey Aztec Theatre 7/16 @ 7:30 p.m. Khalid Free Spirit World Tour AT&T Center 7/17 @ 7 p.m. Thunder from Down Under Aztec Theatre 7/23 @ 7:30 p.m. Shawn Mendes The Tour AT&T Center
7/10 @ 8 p.m. Michael McDonald With a career that encompasses five Grammys, playing an integral part of Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers, McDonald is known for his Top 40 singles, “Takin’ It To The Streets,” “It Keeps You Runnin’,” “Minute By Minute” and “What A Fool Believes.” Solo hits include, “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near),” “Sweet Freedom,” “On My Own” (with Patti LaBelle) and the Grammy-winning James Ingram duet “Yah Mo B There,” in addition to writing the Van Halen hit “I’ll Wait.” Majestic Theatre
7/3 @ 8 p.m. Faster Pussycat and Bang Tango Sam’s Burger Joint and Music Hall
7/27 @ 1 p.m. School of Rock AllStars Sam’s Burger Joint and Music Hall 7/27 @ 6:30 p.m. Grunge Fest: The Nirvana Experience, Rusted Age & Some Temple Pilots Aztec Theatre 7/30 @ 8 p.m. Chicago Majestic Theatre
PERFORMING ARTS 7/5 - 7/6 Jack and the Beanstalk Magik Theatre 7/5 - 7/28 Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Woodlawn Theatre thesanantonioriverwalk.com
7/5 - 8/17 The Ugly Duckling Magik Theatre
7/20 UFC Octagon AT&T Center
7/12 - 8/4 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Magik Theatre
7/23-25 San Antonio Missions vs. Iowa Cubs Nelson Wolff Stadium
7/19 @ 7:30 p.m. The Try Guys: Legends of the Internet Majestic Theatre 7/21 @ 7:30 p.m. James Charles: Sisters Tour Majestic Theatre 7/20 @ 7:30 p.m. ARTS San Antonio presents Lightning and Lasers Live Empire Theatre
7/27 San Antonio FC vs. Real Monarchs Breast Health Awareness Night Toyota Field 7/30-8/1 San Antonio Missions vs. Sacramento River Cats Nelson Wolff Stadium
Through 9/1 Saddleup UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
Through 6/30 America on Stage McNay Art Museum
Through 9/2 Survival: The Exhibition Witte Museum
7/12 @ 2 p.m. Teen Gathering: Art OUT Loud McNay Art Museum
Through 9/9 Funf Blue Star Contemporary Art Center
7/18 @ 6:30 p.m. Class: Roses & Rosé Learn to paint roses while tasting rosé! McNay Art Museum Through 7/28 Blast from the Past: Fiesta 1969 Witte Museum
Ongoing The Art of Texas: 250 Years A once-in-a-lifetime, comprehensive look at Texas art 250 years in the making includes 130 paintings and sculptures drawn from both the Witte’s acclaimed collection as well as renowned private collections. Witte Museum
Through 8/11 Looking for Langston Ruby City Through 8/11 Cory Imig Line Describing Space Southwest School of Art Through 8/11 Abinadi Meza Delay in Glass Southwest School of Art Through 9/1 Into a New West Briscoe Western Art Museum
SPORTS & FITNESS 7/2 @ 6:45 p.m. WWE Smackdown Live AT&T Center
7/3 San Antonio FC vs. Austin Bold FC Come for the excitement plus a postgame fireworks show, “Extra Time” Post-game Party & $1 beers. Toyota Field 7/11-14 San Antonio Missions vs. Omaha Storm Chasers Nelson Wolff Stadium 7/15-18 San Antonio Missions vs. Nashville Sounds Nelson Wolff Stadium thesanantonioriverwalk.com
Through 9/15 Andy Warhol: Portraits McNay Art Museum Through 9/15 TransSanAntonian: Examining Trans Identities and Gender Fluidity in the Archives McNay Art Museum Through 9/15 Transameria/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today McNay Art Museum Through 2/2 The Filipino Texans Part of an Asian Texan Exhibits and Programs series highlighting three prominent Asian communities in Texas and beginning with the Filipino community, the exhibits feature rare photographs and illustrations from the National Archives, the Library of Congress and personal collection and detail Filipino culture, culinary traditions, military service, and other aspects of Filipino life in Texas. UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
7/6 @ 9 a.m. FITNESS ON THE PLAZA This free event presented by University Health System Fitness features a class with Hammer Athletics. Join Dr. Alexander Hutchison for a highintensity interval class and learn some things that can be done on your own at home with little expense. Running, jumping, push-ups, and enough abs to make you crazy but feel alive and amazing. Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza RIO Magazine
SHOPPING ALAMO PLAZA SHIRTS 325 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-2347 ALAMO QUARRY MARKET 255 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8885 www.quarrymarket.com THE ALLEY ON BITTERS 555 W. Bitters Rd. San Antonio, TX 78206 (210) 494-3226 www.TheAlleyOnBitters.com ANGELITA’S Building 2, 418 Villita St. angelitaboutique.webs.com ART PACE 445 N Main Ave artpace.org BATTLE FOR TEXAS 849 E. Commerce battlefortexas.com B&C LEATHER ACCESSORIES & UNIQUE FINDS 418 Villita St #24 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 464-1126 BONITA RITA’S 245 E. Commerce, #100 San Antonio, TX 78205 mercadoritas.com BRISCOE WESTERN ART MUSEUM 210 W. Market Street briscoemuseum.org BUCKHORN MUSEUM 318 E Houston St. buckhornmuseum.com CASA SALAZAR 216 E. Houston San Antonio, 78205 210-472-2272 themajestic.com/casa THE COLLECTION 7959 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 826-3130 thecollectionsanantonio.com DEL SOL OF SAN ANTONIO 321 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-231-0900 www.delsol.com DOSEUM 2800 Broadway St. thedoseum.org EL MERCADO 514 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78207 210-207-8600 www.sanantonio.gov/marketsquare 44 RIO Magazine
FIESTA ON MAIN 2025 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 738-1188 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas THE FIESTA STORE 2611 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78215 210-227-5191 www.fiesta-sa.org FIVE & DIME GENERAL STORE 101 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-233-0166 fiveanddimegs.com GALLERY VETRO CREATIVE ARTGLASS 250 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-0001 GARCIA ART GLASS 715 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-1400 www.garciaartglass
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COWBOY’S ALAMO CITY HARLEYDAVIDSON RIVERWALK BOUTIQUE RIVERWALK BOUTIQUE 111 West Crockett St. Suite 209 cowboysalamocityharley.com
SAN ANGEL FOLK ART 110 Blue Star San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 226-6688 www.sanangelfolkart.com
HUEBNER OAKS 11745 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 shophuebneroaks.com
SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART 200 West Jones Avenue samuseum.org
KATHLEEN SOMMERS 2417 North Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 732-8437 kathleensommers.com KENDRA SCOTT 310 East Basse Rd. #101 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 591-7180 www.kendrascott.com LA VILLITA HISTORIC ARTS VILLAGE 418 Villita Street, San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com LOS PATIOS 2015 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 655-6171 www.lospatios.com LUCCHESE BOOT COMPANY 255 East Basse Rd #800 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9419 www.lucchese.com
SAN ANTONIO VISITORS CENTER 317 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-6871 www.visitsan antonio.com SHOPS OF LA CANTERA 15900 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com SHOPS AT RIVER CENTER 849 E. Commerce shoprivercenter.com 77T’S SOUVENIRS & T-SHIRTS 207 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-549-1279 www.77tshirts.com TEXAS ACCENT GENERAL STORE 803 S. Zarzamora San Antonio, TX 78207 210-435-2446
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TIENDA LA GARZA 110 Broadway, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2133 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 THE UNOFFICIAL BEST OF TEXAS 101 Alamo Plaza, #3 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-0242 VILLA TESOROS 418 Villita St - Bldg. 8 San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 724-8521, (210) 464-1126 THE VINEYARD 1207 North Loop 1604 W San Antonio, TX 78258 thevineyardshoppingcenter.com WYNDHAM SAN ANTONIO RIVERWALK 111 E. Pecan Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-489-9768 www.sawyn.com THE WESTIN RIVERWALK 420 W. Market Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-413-9731 www.westin.com
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11 Sams Burger Joint Music Hall
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16 Edward Steves Homestead Museum
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63 Barriba Cantina
98 Legoland Discovery Center and Sealife San Antonio
36 Bier Garten
90 Villa Tesoros
28 Little Rhein Steak House
88 Spanish Governor’s Palace
27 Tex’s River Walk Sports Bar
19 Lone Star Cafe
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81 Turquoise River Trading Company
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9 Howl At The Moon 10 Landry’s Seafood
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36 The Improv at Rivercenter 38 La Villita Historic Arts Village
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13 San Antonio Museum of Art
48 Alta Vista Skate Shop
3 Mi Tierra Cafe Y Panaderia
14 Institute of Texan Culture
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18 Yasmin’s Boutique
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19 Out West
21 Tienda La Garza
18 Francesco’s Gelato
22 The Amazing Mirror Maze
20 Pat O’Brien’s
23 San Antonio General Store
36 Augies Alamo City BBQ Steakhouse
25 Majestic Theatre
44 Bourbon Street Seafood Kitchen River Walk Downtown
51 Biga on the Banks
29 Aztec Theatre
30 Ripley’s Haunted Adventure/ Tomb Rider 3D
31 Guiness World Records
54 Jazz Texas 55 IHOP
17 Menger Hotel 24 El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel 43 Marriott Plaza San Antonio MISCELLANEOUS 34 CitySightseeing Double Decker
32 Ripley’s Believe it or Not/
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33 The Alamo
37 Tom’s Wheelchair & Scooter Rentals
6 Paris Hatters
35 Tobin Center
7 Buckhorn Saloon & Museum
8 The Pearl
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40 VFW Post 76
10 Tower of the Americas/
41 Market Square
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69 San Antonio Public Library
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LA VILLITA LA VILLITA 418 Villita Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Collection of Unique Local Shops - p44 38 ANGELITA La Villita - Bldg. 2 San Antonio, TX 78205 210- 224-8362 www.lavillita.com Womens Fashions & Jewelry p44 38 CASA MANOS ALEGRES La Villita - Bldg. 6 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-313-7293 www.lavillita.com Mexican Cultural Gift p44 38 COPPER GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 11 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.271.3856 www.thecoppergallery.com Art Collectibles - p44 38 EQUINOX GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 4 San Antonio, Texas 78205 www.alejandrosifuentes.com 210-281-0706 Jewelry Metal Gallery p44 38
LITTLE STUDIO GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 23 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-8893 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery - p44 38 PLAZA TAXCO La Villita, Bldg.16B San Antonio, TX 78205 210-994-5259 www.plazataxco.com - p44 38 RIVER ART GROUP La Villita - Bldg. 14 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-8752 www.rivergroup.com Art Gallery - p44, p50 38 SCENTCHIPS USA La Villita - Bldg. 21 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.223.2267 www.lavillita.com Candles - p44 38 STARVING ARTIST GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 12 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.226.3593 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery - p44 38
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1 The Rim
16 Paesanos - 1604
2 Six Flags Fiesta Texas
26 Augies Barbed Wire
3 The Shops at La Cantera
28 Joe’s Crab Shack -
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4 SeaWorld of San Antonio 5 North Star Mall
6 The Forum Shops
17 K1 Speed
7 Vineyard Shopping Center
18 McNay Art Museum
21 The Alamo
8 Alamo Quarry Market
19 Morgan’s Wonderland
22 Mission Conception
20 The DoSeum
23 Mission San José
10 Alamo Helicopter Tours
27 Flipz Trampoline Park
24 Mission San Juan
11 San Antonio Zoo
28 Extreme Escape
25 Mission Espada
12 San Antonio Botanical Garden
29 San Antonio Aquarium
COUPONS Tower of the Americas
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“Get it all over ‘ya” BBQ County Line BBQ on the River Walk is a great place to chow down on legendary award-winning, slow-smoked BBQ; famous for its hearty, meaty ribs, extra lean or marbled brisket, and spicy German sausage. “Get it all over ‘ya” BBQ; spectacular River Walk views, a family-friendly menu—with many gluten-free, vegetarian, pescatarian and vegan options combine with hand-crafted cocktails to make County Line a River Walk destination. Three varieties of “Emergency Kits” make for easy-to-go orders for four or more people. Perfect after a hard day at work or sightseeing. These conveniently packed to-go kits includes everything you need (plastic ware, salt/pepper, napkins, plates) and plenty of the good stuff: brisket, turkey, sausage, chicken, cole slaw, beans, potato salad, bread, and barbecue sauce. Advance orders are not required, but if you call ahead, your order will be waiting for you. Just about every menu item is available to-go for only $1 more, in a premium, reusable container. Order The Cadillac - “All You Can Eat” option with family size platters of beef ribs, brisket, pork ribs, sausage and chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, pinto beans plus our famous homemade bread and ice cream. For kids under 12, “Child plates” include fries, pickles, fountain drinks and a kids bowl of homemade ice cream. There is also a variety of meats to choose from: brisket; peppered turkey breast; thick-cut link sausage; 1/4 of a smoked chicken; lean brisket/thick-cut sausage combo; fried chicken strips;
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corn dogs; 1/3 lb hamburger, or 1/4 rack of tender baby-back pork ribs.
The bar is offering a new slate of handcrafted cocktails with bold combinations of fresh fruits, high-end spirts, and first-class mixers. Try the Rosemary Paloma made with Tequila Mi Campo Blanco, fresh grapefruit and lemon juices, Liber & Co. Red Grapefruit Cordial and agave nectar. If you're partial to rum, try a Feet in the Sand cocktail made with Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaican Rum, Sailor Jerry's Spiced Rum, fresh pineapple and orange juices, Liber & Co. Passion Fruit Syrup, fresh mango, and spiced cherry bitters. If beer is what you desire County Line serves the Texas favorite Shiner Bock, and IPAs such as Thirsty Planet Brewing’s Pailhead American Pale Ale, and Thirsty Goat American-style Amber Ale, as well as export lagers. Happy hour, held Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., offers discounts on all beers, appetizers and some cocktails.
The County Line River Walk
111 W Crockett St. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fri. & Sat. Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 3 -7 p.m. (210) 229-1941 • Countyline.com For happy hours and other specials: facebook.com/CountyLineRiverwalk, instagram.com/countylineriverwalk/
DINING. Villita is home to more than 20 artisan shops, galleries and savory restaurants. Modern artisans, romantic tree-lined walkways and architecture dating back 300 years offer a unique ambiance of a rich past and a vibrant present. Our historic grounds also offer the perfect location for special private and corporate events. Please call (210) 207- 8614 for information on venue rentals. Join us for a day of shopping, a bite to eat, or a celebration at our year-around cultural events.
418 Villita Street Mon-Sat 10AM - 6PM | Sun 11AM - 4PM
INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Acenar www.acenar.com 210-222-2362
The Original Mexican Restaurant & Bar www.theoriginalmexican.com 210-224-9951
Cascade Caverns www.cascadecaverns.com 830-755-8080
BierGarten www.biergartenriverwalk.com 210-212-7299
On the Bend Oyster Bar & Lounge www.onthebendsa.com 210-354-3002
City Sightseeing Double Decker Tour San Antonio www.citysightseeingsanantonio.com 210-224-8687
Boudro’s A Texas Bistro on the River Walk www.boudros.com 210-224-8484
Paesanos RiverWalk www.paesanosriverwalk.com 210-227-2782
Dave & Buster’s www.daveandbusters.com 210-951-3600
Rainforest Café www.rainforestcafe.com 210-277-6300
GO RIO River Cruises www.goriocruises.com 210-227-4746
Restaurante Pico de Gallo www.picodegallo.com 210-225-6060
LEGOLAND Discovery Center/San Antonio www.SanAntonioLEGOLANDDiscoveryCenter.com
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company www.bubbagump.com 210-224-4867 Chart House www.TowerOfTheAmericas.com 210-223-3101 The County Line www.countyline.com 210-229-1941 Dave & Buster’s www.daveandbusters.com 210-951-3600
Rio Rio Cantina www.riorioriverwalk.com 210-226-8462 Rita’s on the River www.ritasontheriver.com 210-227-RITA
Denny’s Riverwalk www.dennys.com 210-223-4321
Angelita’s www.angelitasa.com 210-224-8362
Dick’s Last Resort www.dickslastresort.com 210-224-0026
FLOW CBD Lounge www.flowsupplements.com
Fogo de Chao www.fogodechao.com 210-227-1700
Market Square www.marketsquaresa.com 210-207-8600
Guadalajara Grill www.guadalajaragrill.us 210-222-1992
Cowboys Alamo City Harley Davidson on the RiverWalk www.cowboysalamocityharley.com 210-212-4461
Iron Cactus www.ironcactus.com 210-224-9835
La Villita Historic Village www.lavillitasanantonio.com 210-207-8614
Landry’s Saltgrass Steakhouse www.saltgrass.com 210-222-9092
Plaza Taxco www.plazataxco.com 210-212-6733
Landry’s Seafood www.landrysseafood.com 210-229-1010
Shops at Rivercenter www.shoprivercenter.com 210-225-0000
Lonestar Restaurants www.riverrestaurants.com 210-223-9374
Briscoe Western Art Museum www.briscoemuseum.org 210-299-4499
MadDogs British Pub www.maddogs.net 210-222-0220
Buckhorn Saloon & Museum www.buckhornmuseum.com 210-247-4000
Mi Tierra Café www.mitierracafe.com 210-225-1262
The DoSeum www.thedoseum.org 210-212-4453
La Margarita Mexican Restaurant www.lamargarita.com 210-227-7140
San Antonio Conservation Society www.saconservation.org/homestead 210-225-5924
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Mirror Maze 210-224-2288 Natural Bridge Caverns www.naturalbridgecavernscom 210-651-6101 Nature Trail Maps NatureTrailMaps.net Phillips Entertainment/Guiness Book of World Records Museum www.alamoplazaattractions.com 210-226-2828 Ripley’s/Waxworks www.ripleys.com 210-224-9299 Sealife San Antonio www.SEALIFE.com/San-Antonio Splashtown San Antonio www.splashtownsa.com 210-227-1400
Coyote Ugly Saloon www.coyoteuglysaloon.com 210-465-UGLY Hilton Palacio Del Rio/Durty Nelly’s/ Tex’s Riverwalk Sports Bar www.PalacioDelRio.Hilton.com 210-224-3368 Naked Iguana www.nakediguanariverwalkbar.com 210-226-8462
Wyndham Resorts www.wyndham.com
Thirsty Aztec www.thirstyaztec.com 210-580-4844
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The Official Magazine of the River Walk