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ON THE COVER La Villita Historic Arts Village was once homes and part of the first neighborhood in San Antonio. The structures began as primitive brush huts called jacales in 1718 made by Spanish soldiers. In the 19th century, European immigrants moved to the area and used the neighborhood for businesses and trades. In the early 20th century it fell into disrepair until the WPA (Works Progress Administration) sponsored the restoration. Today the one city block is included in the National Register of Historic Places. Photo by Joe Chidgey.

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The San Antonio River Walk Association’s mission is to promote, protect and preserve the River Walk. This is done through special events, public education, social media, and RIO Magazine. The association also serves as an advocate for member businesses. For more information, call 210-227-4262. PRESIDENT Maria Martinez Marriott Plaza San Antonio PRESIDENT-ELECT John Carbajal Keller Williams PAST-PRESIDENT Laurence Seiterle Zurich Properties TREASURER Ryan Wood On the Bend SECRETARY Michael Woody Visit San Antonio CHAIR, OPERATORS COMMITTEE Andreas Esparza Boudro’s EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Maggie Thompson San Antonio River Walk Association EX-OFFICIOS Veronica Garcia Center City Development and Operations Department Marissa Korth San Antonio River Authority Eddie Romero Centro San Antonio Will Grinnan San Antonio Restaurant Association Marco Barros San Antonio Tourism Council BOARD OF DIRECTORS Bob Buchanan The Original Mexican Restaurant Ashley Ciomperlik Wyndham Garden Riverwalk Terry Corless Mad Dogs Group Mike de Luna Paesanos Restaurant Group Kevin Donohue Donohue Media Michael Dudek The Westin Riverwalk Jesse Holguin PepsiCo

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Antonio River Walk is a rite of passage for visitors and new residents. Locals get their refresher boat ride when entertaining out of town visitors. There is no better way to experience the beauty and history of this 301-year-old city. What you may not know, however, is you can take your riverboat ride up a notch with cocktails and dining cruises – for both private and community events. Even former Spurs superstar Manu Ginobili had his retirement party on a boat! GO RIO CRUISES Go Rio Cruises won the city contract in October of 2017 and have been transporting and entertaining thousands of visitors and locals alike ever since. The boat captains, many of whom are Certified Tourism Ambassadors (CTA), are some of the most knowledgeable and passionate advocates of San Antonio you’ll ever meet. You’ll learn so much more about the city’s downtown and River Walk landscape than you can ever imagine. Boat captains impart their wisdom with an injection of humor. Think of them as stand-up comedians who read the crowd and adjust their act accordingly. On the cruises, you’ll learn insightful tidbits about the city that even residences don’t know, such as the reason why there’s not an abundance of mosquitos on the river. African Nile tilapia, which were brought over during the depression to feed the hungry, thankfully maintain the river by eating the mosquito larvae. 12 RIO Magazine

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Many of t he city’s best restaurants are on t he River Walk and offer catering for t he cruises, and most of t hem are happy to accommodate virtually any request.

You might have the boat pick you and your party up at your River Walk hotel, where you’ll enjoy cocktails as you cruise to your restaurant destination, where they will dock and load the boat with appetizers and entrees before proceeding on your merry way. Perhaps you’d rather partake in your entree on-site at the restaurant before getting back on for dessert? Whichever you choose, the sky is truly the limit for private events. However, many visitors come in small groups, and this is where you can take advantage of the community riverboat dining. Get ready to dig in and sail away! ACENAR Although the Alamo City is full of exceptional options for Sunday brunch, Acenar offers the only community Sunday brunch on a River Walk boat, for the second year in a row, which takes place every Sunday from 10 to 11 am. Acenar

Located along Houston Street next to Hotel Valencia, Acenar has been serving San Antonio inventive Mexican and Latin American fare for far over a decade now, fried boat-shaped corn tortillas called Huaraches, topped with refried beans, lime cabbage slaw, avocado, and chicken or picadillo or huitlacoche. The community brunch offers a 3-course menu for under $30 that includes assorted Mexican breakfast pastries or fresh fruit salad, a choice of Chilaquiles, Huevos Divorciados, Torta de Gallo, Jicama Shrimp thesanantonioriverwalk.com

Tacos or Copitas. Dessert is a choice of Pastel de Tres Leches (Three Milk Cake) or Mexican Chocolate Mousse. If you want to spice up your brunch with some spirits, you can order an optional bar package for an extra $12. During the holidays, Acenar offers community boat tours with some hot Mexican chocolate, holiday treats, and festive music – all of which turns the already sparkling River Walk into a winter wonderland. BOUDRO’S TEXAS BISTRO Boudro’s, located in the heart of downtown, is a San Antonio staple for South Texasstyle elevated cuisine such as a Gulf Shellfish Platter and HouseSmoked Jumbo Shrimp and Gulf Crab Enchiladas. Boudro’s goes a step beyond to accommodate guests’ requests for private cruise dining. You can embark on a lunch cruise, dinner cruise, dessert cruise, cocktail cruise or even a breakfast cruise, although that’s something they haven’t done for a while. According to the Boudro’s catering team, it’s simply a winning experience and a great way to bring family, friends or business associates together. The weekly community dinner cruises are offered weekly for parties of two or more, with up to 20 people per boat. The classic prix fixe menu consists of their legendary tableside guacamole, along with smoked tomato salsa and a Southwest Caesar Salad to start. Entrée options include a Filet of Black Angus Beef Tenderloin with a Shrimp and Gulf Crab Enchilada RIO Magazine

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or Grilled Atlantic Salmon with garlic mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables. For dessert, all guests enjoy a bowl of Toasted Nut Brittle Ice Cream in a delightful pool of hot fudge. Sounds like a great deal for only $60! PAESANOS Located on West Crockett Street, Paesanos is a San Antonio legacy that offers classic and contemporary Italian cuisine along with modern Mediterranean specialties. The catering team here focuses on making sure folks who book private events through them, either on a boat or at the restaurant, feel they’re getting the value they expect, whether you’re planning a corporate event or a divorce party, which is something they see more of these days. The wonderful thing about booking an event with Paesanos and all of the restaurants highlighted here is that the catering team will book the boat for you and help you plan out the itinerary, menu and how much time you will need. The convenience of dealing directly with the restaurant as opposed to coordinating both the restaurant and the boat saves guests

a lot of time and hassle. Their community dinner cruise also floats along the cypress-lined River Walk and features a 3-course prix fixe seasonal menu for $65. The menu includes a Caesar Salad starter and a choice of their popular Shrimp Paesano, Pork Osso Buco or Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Breast. For dessert, guests are treated to a slice of their sinfully delicious Godiva Tiramisu. The staff shares that what their guests love, besides the food, is the look on people’s faces who are on the banks of the river. A look that says, “Why am I not doing that?” With the incredible River Walk as your backdrop to a scrumptious meal, it’s undoubtedly a meal you will never forget. MAD DOGS BRITISH PUB For a unique cuisine, book a private lunch or dinner cruise with the only

Go Rio Cruises British themed restaurant on the the River Walk, Mad Dogs' British Pub. Either in the restaurant or on a cruise menu options include English favorites made from authentic recipes such as Fish N' Chips, Cottage Pie, Bangers & Mash, and Scotch Eggs. Available options include onboard entertainment and beer and wine packages.

Other River Walk restaurants which will book boats for their clients, include Biga on the Banks, Rio Rio, Café Ole, Dick’s Last Resort, Fig Tree, Grand Hyatt, Hotel Contessa, Iron Cactus, Rainforest Café, Landry’s, Little Rein Steakhouse, Lone Star Café, Mexican Manhatten, Michelinos, Range, and Hard Rock Café. Of course, other River Walk and even off the river restaurants are happy to cater your boat, but you will have to book your boat with Go Rio Cruises first. Whichever you decide, Bon Voyage!

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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Broadway, Here We Come! by Carole Miller

They say life is a journey, not a destination. They also say; you can’t have your cake and eat it, too. “They” have obviously never spent a day with the family on Broadway—San Antonio’s most family–friendly street and the perfect place to go on adventures together

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SURVIVAL OF THE FUNNEST Travel the world without the hassle of packing and going through airport security. Adventure awaits visitors of all ages at the Witte Museum during Survival: The Exhibition. This highly engaging and immersive exhibition is the world’s first and only traveling exhibition that provides practical, realworld, and science-based techniques to prepare visitors of all ages for survival situations they may face in their lifetimes. An interactive, informative, and safe place to learn and test The Witte Museum essential survival skills, the exhibition features nine zones with immersive scenic and theatrical elements that simulate extreme scenarios. Each zone combines STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) concepts with hands-on challenges that teach the scientific principles behind key survival tactics. As you and your family move through the exhibition, you will visit a variety of simulated climates and topography that offer unique challenges to human survival. From the rainforest to the high mountains, from the extreme cold to the temperate forest, each zone focuses on a critical survival skill with instructional, hands-on challenges that build on one another throughout the experience.

As the exhibition transports you to the world’s most breathtaking scenery and awe-inspiring locales, core messages encourage learning and engaging with the local community and preparing for the unexpected in your backyard. With the knowledge that most accidents occur within a mile of the home, Survival: The Exhibition empowers you and your family to stay cool, calm, and collected in an emergency. Also, visitors to the Witte Museum will be able to explore local climates such as the West Texas desert, East Texas Piney Woods or the Rio Grande Valley. The adventure culminates in the Adventure Zone Ropes Course and Zip Line, where you can put your confidence and problem-solving skills to the test. Course obstacles and activities teach balance, focus, coordination, and concentration while building resilience and determination in the face of adversity. Survival: The Exhibition was built with input from a panel of expert advisors in the fields of Anthropology, Geography, Recreation Management, Wilderness Survival, and Herbalism. Through collaboration and problemsolving, learn first aid, signaling, and navigation, outdoor gear essentials, how to find food and RIO Magazine

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OH, OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO Fly—don’t walk—through The DoSeum’s summer exhibition, Going Places, where kids and families can explore how we drive, float, glide and zoom! This STEM experience immerses visitors into the science of getting around over land, sea, air, and space. With 17 play-centered exhibits, encounter concepts like velocity, gravity, buoyancy, aerodynamics, energy efficiency, space science, carbon footprint, and design. Climb aboard the flight simulator to pilot a propeller plane. Hop on a hoverdisk to learn about airflow. Build a virtual car to test its aerodynamics, engine and wheel types. Practice controlling a blimp. Plan a family trip with multiple modes of transportation. See how air and fuel are used to create power with a see-through generator. Try your luck at sailing a land yacht— and so much more! Outside of The DoSeum, kids can continue the journey with several San Antonio transportation innovators, our teammates in this year’s Summer Challenge! Through several partnerships, kids will be challenged to think about ways to improve our city

system and connect the dots between innovation and community. Going Places  will show kids that technology travel shapes our lives and the future. EAT AND RUN The next natural stop on a trip down Broadway is, of course, Good Time Charlie’s Bar & Cafe. A Broadway landmark since 1979, Good Time Charlie's earned the title of “Best Chicken-Fried Steak in San Antonio” by a landslide. Co-owners Millard Stetler and Eddie Ruffo serve up about two thousand of these gravy-smothered pieces of fried-to-perfection heaven every week. The burgers and fried catfish should also have a place on every family’s fried bucket list. Top off your day on Broadway with a delicious trip to Tiff’s Treats. Stop in their Broadway location any time for a few cookies or a Tiffwich ice cream sandwich. Or call ahead and order your favorite flavor of fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies. The number is (210)318-2490. WRITER’S BIO Carole Miller, a local freelance writer, and mother of three used to be a world traveler. Then one day she landed in the Alamo City and never left. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady School of Journalism and the daughter of a Delta Airlines captain who traded in her wanderlust for roots in San Antonio and never looked back. thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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 Villa’s saddle, a diorama of the Alamo connict, an authentic Chuck Wagon, and Santa Anna’s sword. 210 W. Market Street | San Antonio, TX 78205 BriscoeMuseum.org | 210.299.4499


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Wild characters, fantastic settings, irresistible music, and hot action…you’ll find them all, and much more, in San Antonio this summer. Love Broadway musicals? Looking for an edgy new drama? Want a great laugh or a cathartic cry? Take your pick of shows, in your choice of several super theaters. From beloved Broadway hits to comedy from the greats, they’re all live and on stage. 20 RIO Magazine

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KINKY, CUCKOO, COMIC Start in the heart of downtown with the Majestic Theatre, and the high-heeled, high-spirited, Tonywinning musical Kinky Boots takes you from a manic shoe factory to the glam catwalks of Milan with Cyndi Lauper’s infectious song and dance, June 7-9. Love laughter? Side-splitting comedy rules in The Play That Goes Wrong, on stage June 18-23. HuffPost called this vintage comedy “the funniest play Broadway has ever seen” – see for yourself. The theater’s calendar is chockfull of delights this month, from Steve Martin/Martin Short live on June 1, to June 29 with Eddie B., the teacher-turned comedian whose I’m ALREADY Professionally Developed! tour channels the funniest – and most touching moments in life.

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The Majestic is worth a visit even when the stage is dark. It first opened on June 15, 1929, stood proudly for many years as the largest theatre in Texas and the second largest motion picture theatre in the country. Movie world premieres were held there. It was intended to be the most modern and ornate building in South Texas - complete with new sound and projection equipment - and was the first theatre in the state to be air-conditioned. Vaudeville’s legendary stars such as Jack Benny, George Burns, Bob Hope, Micky Rooney, and Ann Miller graced the stage when not showing movies.

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In 1974 it closed its doors and in 1975 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Las Casa Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and restoration of historic cultural buildings raised millions to restore the theatre to its original grandeur with great attention to detail like recreating the original carpet pattern. And, in 1996 the Majestic reopened to adoring fans as a live performance theater, and home to Broadway Across America shows, concerts, and comedians. Tour information is available on the Majestic Theatre website. It remains one of the finest atmospheric theatres ever built.

San Pedro Playhouse

A PASSION FOR THE PUBLIC In 1930, just a year after the Majestic’s dazzling debut, the San Pedro Playhouse opened its doors in the town’s most historic park. The building’s elegant Greek Revival façade is a faithful replica of the 1858 Old Market House that once stood here, where Spanish soldiers and missionaries marked the first European settlement on the banks of San Pedro Creek. Today the springs that fed the creek lie beneath a huge bustling summer swimming pool surrounded by lush tree-shaded grounds, a tennis complex thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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and a vintage old stone library that still serves the area. And today the San Antonio Public Theatre, a direct descendant of one of the first chartered “little theatre” companies in 19th century America, hosts some of the best shows in town all year long. It is the city’s only equity theater, attracting talent from around the country, as well as some of Texas’ finest actors, singers, and dancers. Full-scale musicals and dramas occupy the classic space of the main theater, while edgy, exciting works are presented on the smaller stage of the intimate Cellar Theatre downstairs. Once, the moving story of a struggling young Dublin musician and the Czech girl who changes his life is on the main stage through June 9, The production features the Academy Award-winning music from the 2007 film version of the story RIO Magazine

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(remember the hit “Falling Slowly”?), all performed by a brilliant cast. Or, if you’re looking for something completely different, the Public has that, too. June 13-30 the Cellar presents the world premiere of Sink, Florida, Sink, a hot new play about a small beach town in the Sunshine State struggling to survive in the wake of a series of hurricanes. The latest work by renowned playwright David Kimple was commissioned for The Public’s renowned Fresh Ink drama series. There’s a budget-friendly “Pay What You Can” preview June 13, with a Premiere Night and reception the 14th.

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This theater has a story that’s a drama in itself. Its roots reach back to 1912, when Sarah Barton Bindley, a dramatic arts instructor, fled to San Antonio as part of a wave of immigrants escaping the Mexican Revolution. The Players Club she founded was the first amateur group here to put on full-scale productions. But when Miss Bindley and a cast of players traveled to Dallas to a theater competition in 1927, they returned to find the new group, the San Antonio Little Theater, had gotten a charter and replaced them. The drama ended happily a few years later when both groups merged. MAGIK AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Want a super show geared for the swingset set? Magik Theatre has it. Nobody puts on a sweeter spectacle for the young, and young-at-heart, than the talented Magik Theatre crew, celebrating 25 years of playful productions this year. Through June 8, you can catch their wildly colorful, crazily costumed, musical rendition of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka. Charlie Bucket and the crazy characters of the Chocolate Factory light up the stage – and the giant glass elevator – literally. The kids will be wowed, and parents won’t stop tapping your toes to music by Leslie Bricusse, author of the awardwinning scores for Doctor Doolittle and Jekyll and Hyde. The theater’s home stage, Beethoven Hall, is downtown, right at the entrance to Hemisfair Park. Just outside the theater doors, keep the “play” going at Hemisfair Park where the whimsical Yanaguana Gardens will delight children and parents with a “playful” mix of family-friendly activities. WRITER’S BIO Susan Yerkes is an award-winning journalist and travel writer based in San Antonio. She dances a mean tango, rides horses and stargazes whenever possible. She has worked as an equity actress but is never a drama queen.

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Part of San Antonio’s charm comes from the cultural diversity the city openly embraces and celebrates. While the River City is a veritable United Nations of cultural influences, it’s impossible to deny the city’s strongest ties are with Mexico. A taste of Mexico is evident in the food and music but don’t overlook the art. Mexican inspired treasures can be found throughout San Antonio. Allow me to guide you on a treasure expedition for Mexican art. I’m sure you’ll find art that speaks to you, and you will want to take home.

When you’re ready to explore Mexican art in San Antonio — and start your collection – Fiesta on Main is a great place to begin. Take a short drive from downtown to visit the store, which spans two houses and everything in between. Surrounded by ribbons, colorful wreaths and papel picado swaying in the breeze, you can’t help but feel festive. You’ll find textiles, kitchenware, pottery, glassware, outdoor décor, metalwork, and more. Every time you think you’ve seen all there is, you turn a corner, and delight in finding more. Cartonería (papiermâché sculptures) are a traditional handcraft in Mexico, and Fiesta on Main has shelf upon shelf of them. Handcrafted Milagros (means miracle) are small brass or silver-plated Mexican religious folk charms traditionally used for healing or to alleviate worry and are created to adorn a variety of objects. Place one on a necklace, hat, clothing, doorway, etc. Each collection at Fiesta on Main will cause you to pause in admiration while enticing you to take something home. Shopping for art is an experience, not an errand, and there’s nowhere better to immerse yourself in a shopping experience than at Historic Market Square. It’s fun to explore thesanantonioriverwalk.com

areas with multiple shops and great finds, along with bonuses including great food and atmosphere. With more than 100 shops and stalls, shopping Market Square and its El Mercado (the market) is like stepping into a street market in Mexico. That’s because it’s the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico, with terrific imports and souvenir shopping set to the tune of Mariachi music and the tantalizing smells of various restaurants and food booths. Roaming Market Square unearths a dizzying array of colorful hand-painted Talavera pottery known to brighten any room or table. Oaxacan wood carvings, fanciful creatures in bold colors and poses seem to pop off the shelf. The colorful pieces are magnificent expressions of Mexican folk art. Explore pieces closely to find the craftsmanship behind thee treasures.

the early 20th century it fell into disrepair until the WPA (Works Progress Administration) sponsored the restoration. Today the one city block is included in the National Register of Historic Places.

Another favorite stop for Mexican art located mere steps from the River Walk is La Villita Historic Arts Village. The shops were once homes and part of the first neighborhood in San Antonio. The structures began as primitive brush huts called jacales in 1718 made by Spanish soldiers. In the 19th century, European immigrants moved to the area and used the neighborhood for businesses and trades. In

Nestled in La Villita (the little village) are a virtual kaleidoscope of color, artistry, culture, and flair. With artwork, metalwork, décor and more, La Villita offers something for everyone, but especially for those who seek quality, unique goods able to make a statement all their own. For a full array of Mexican art treasures, a visit to Casa Manos Alegres is a must. Filled with traditional Mexican folk art, Casa Manos

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Alegres has been a staple in San Antonio since 1971. You can easily find the store thanks to its colorful window displays and gorgeous glass chandeliers peeking through the windows. Once inside, you’ll be entranced by Oaxacan wood carvings, Talavera, tile, and metalwork, as well as paintings, paper maché masks and more. To further immerse yourself in hand-crafted treasures from Mexico, San Angel Folk Art is an overwhelming stop that will leave you wondering how they’ve managed to fit so much color and beauty into one space. Nestled in the Blue Star Arts Complex along the Mission Reach of the River Walk, San Angel Folk Art is a gallery of finds that will leave you feeling transported to Mexico. The collection is so rich and varied that PBS’s “Antiques Roadshow” likes to stop in to see what they might discover, while a conversation with the knowledgeable staff is like a mini-class on Mexican art. The gallery is known for its comprehensive collection, with something for seemingly everyone. Whether you want to take home a simple tin ornament, a fantastically carved nativity, textiles that tell stories in every stitch or a contemporary mosaic comprised of linoleum tiles that have to be seen to be believed, San Angel will leave you inspired and educated as you add a new treasure to your collection. And if you love guayaberas a traditional shirt), the ones you’ll find at San Angel are so fantastic that customers come from Mexico to add them to their wardrobe. Following the river back downtown, Casa Salazar adds color to Houston Street with its Mexican pewter pieces, including serving dishes, spice jars, lamps, and candle holders. With collections focused on home décor, the shop features an array of items to add a Mexican influence to any room. Pieces include mirrors crafted with ornate wooden frames, as well as 26 RIO Magazine

handcrafted metal work. For a unique find, explore Casa Salazar’s Talavera selection that includes Talavera chandeliers handcrafted from pitchers and cups. One glance at these treasures created entirely by hand leaves no doubt that the craftspeople behind the work are true artisans. Casa Salazar also offers an array of Milagros on ornament crosses, boxes, candle holders and more. The store carries an extensive individual Milagros charms, allowing you to make artful miracles of your own. But with San Antonio’s rich array of Mexican art finds, you won’t need a miracle to take home a piece you’ll treasure for years to come. WRITER’S BIO An award-winning writer, communications expert and military spouse who enjoys finding new 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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Outside Mi Tierra in Market Square

In 1730 the King of Spain gifted Historic Market Square to San Antonio’s original settlers “for their use and entertainment.” Now the largest Mexican market you’ll find anywhere north of the border, the three-block outdoor plaza lined with shops and restaurants on downtown’s near West Side features two sprawling indoor markets, El Mercado and Farmer’s Market Plaza, filled with more than 100 locally-owned shops and stalls. From authentic Talavera pottery to hand-crafted folk art -- along with colorful folklorico dancers and roving mariachi bands – you’ll find all the sights, sounds and flavors of Mexico at Market Square. 28 RIO Magazine

Try Tex-Mex classics at three famous restaurants operated by La Familia Cortez — Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery, La Margarita Restaurant & Oyster Bar and Viva Villa. Sample a variety of Mexican treats and street food at the Farmers Market Food Court while enjoying a show on the stage. Explore Latino culture and the work of contemporary South Texas artists at Centro de Artes. Practically every weekend bustles with concerts on outdoor stages and special events. Primer Sabado features expanded food vendors, working artists and live local bands on First Saturdays. Market Square is where the city celebrates its most festive holidays from Cinco de Mayo to St. Patrick’s Day. thesanantonioriverwalk.com


Centro de Artes Exterior with Dancers

San Antonio’s plazas have been centers for business and entertainment since they were mapped out by the viceroy of New Spain for the original Canary Island settlers who arrived in 1731. Prior to the Civil War, the center of commerce was Alamo Plaza. But more than a century ago, farmer’s stalls offering fresh produce, beef, venison, wild turkeys, honey and pecans lined Military Plaza in front of the Spanish Governor’s Palace. At nightfall, the “Chili Queens” took over, their stalls lit by distinctive glass lanterns. Romanticized by O. Henry and other writers, they sold steaming bowlfuls of the spicy beef stew they cooked at home and hauled to the market in huge earthenware ollas. As San Antonio grew, the markets had to relocate, moving from Military Plaza to the current Market Square in the 1890s. At the turn of the 20th century, the city built a modern Municipal Market designed by noted British-born architect Alfred Giles (1853-1920) with refrigeration and running water on the old Hay Market Plaza and Paschal Square – named after Mayor George Paschal.

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By 1900 San Antonio was the largest city in the state and the fastestgrowing. Immigrants from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia added to the confluence of cultures at the market, establishing grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, and social clubs. Francesco “Don Pancho” Pizzini opened a store at the market and rented space to other immigrants, including Pete Cortez, who would eventually RIO Magazine

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Latino art at Centro de Artes. Photo courtesy of City of San Antonio

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open Mi Tierra. Chinese immigrants settled around the market and opened a Chinese café, which also offered Mexican pan dulce. The El Mercado building was built in 19381939 as a Works Progress Administration project after Giles’ Municipal Market was demolished. During World War II, produce wholesalers moved to Terminal Market at a railroad spur on Zarzamora Street. As a result, the energetic street life around Market Square died down. But some merchants stayed, determined not to give up on the place where their ancestors had thrived. Eventually, they persuaded City Council and the Chamber of Commerce to create the first market committee in the 1960s. Headed by nationally recognized architect Boone Powell, the committee spurred the revitalization of the entire market area. A permanent building for the farmers market was built in Hay Market Plaza. Three city blocks bounded by Dolorosa, Santa Rosa, and West Commerce Streets were turned into pedestrian malls, with stone fountains, ornamental streetlights, trees, and benches. Market Square regained its color and vibrancy by 1976. The Farmer’s Market Plaza now houses unique locally-owned shops and stalls offering a wide variety of products celebrating the cultural, artistic and ethnic influences of the Southwest and Mexico, from clothing to wood carvings to tasty local treats and candies. Directly across the plaza is El Mercado where artists proffer their handiworks from stalls and carts, and

local retailers sell quality Mexican artifacts, clothing, leather goods, and art. The ceiling is festooned with colorful lights and Papel Picado year-round and decorated with murals depicting San Antonio’s Mexican-American heritage; Mi Tierra is open 24/7 with strolling mariachi musicians and a large selection of classic Tex-Mex dishes plus a wide variety of Mexican pastries at the always aromatic bakery. In a charming Old World setting, La Margarita serves fajitas and seafood with great margaritas. Viva Villa Taqueria has a chef-inspired menu of more than 30 tacos along with craft beer and wine, Big Red soft serve, drinks to-go and more. Centro de Artes, a two-story exhibit space in San Antonio’s Zona Cultural, tells the story of the Latino experience with a focus on South Texas regional art, history and culture. “Nuestra Latinidad” with artists Delilah Montoya, Joshua Perez, Jake Prendez and Gabriel Villa ends June 2. The “New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Mentorship Program Exhibition,” organized by San Antonio artist Kim Bishop, runs June 27-Sept. 29. Showcasing Latino artists and Latino-themed artworks, Centro de Artes has free admission and is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. WRITER’S BIO Dan R. Goddard is a longtime San Antonio arts writer who thinks sipping a margarita while listening to mariachi and Tejano music at Market Square is quintessentially San Antonio. thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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A short drive from San Antonio is the peaceful retreat of the Texas Hill Country. So, today we are planning the ultimate day trip to the small German town of Boerne (pronounced Bernie) located about a 45-minute drive from downtown. The main street exudes unique small-town charm. Settled by German immigrants along the Cibolo Creek over 150 years ago, and named after German writer Ludwig Borne. You can feel the rich history as you stroll through Main Street situated along the river lined with works of public art, boutiques, and coffee shops. Now, let’s get going and set off on our day THE FARMERS MARKET AT THE CIBOLO: For our first stop in the morning, we head out to Cibolo Nature Center & Farm. This park was founded by Carolyn Chipman Evans in 1990 and sits on over 100 acres adjacent to the Cibolo Creek. The park and trails are open 365 days a year from 8:00 AM to dusk and offer the chance to explore the creek and the beautiful nature of the area. On this trip, we are here to explore the historic Herff Farm on the property, which dates back to the 1850s and hosts a weekly farmers market. The market is open every Saturday from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM from March through December. This is your opportunity to taste and buy local Hill Country grown produce and goods. Stroll the grounds and take in the sights as you listen to live music and enjoy the only farmers market in Texas hosted on a real pioneer farm. While you are here, make sure to visit the historic barn and homestead,

which overlooks 60 acres of wildlife habitats. Admission to the farmers market is free, and there are also children and family workshops available for a small donation. Before you leave, make sure to hike the trail and put your toes in the cool water of the Cibolo Creek! BEAR MOON BAKERY: Now, all that exploring has worked up an appetite. So, let’s stop for lunch on Main Street at the Bear Moon Bakery. This quaint, cozy spot is open 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday and 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sunday. They offer delicious breakfast and lunch options, including handcrafted coffees, breakfast bread, oatmeals, sandwiches, quiche, and even a breakfast buffet and cocktails. And of course, you can’t leave without trying one of the sweet pastries. This downtown staple will take you back to simpler times, where you can kick back and enjoy the simple things. So, put that phone down and enjoy your meal along with a heaping serving of ambiance. Bear Moon Bakery. Photo courtesy of Talboys Photography

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THE HILL COUNTRY MILE: Since we are downtown, let’s take time to explore the Hill Country Mile. This stretch of Main Street spans from the Patrick Heath Public Library to Oak Park Drive. It is full of locally owned shops that range from clothing boutiques to home decor, to antiques. The best part, it comes with an extra dose of southern hospitality. When done shopping, explore the banks of the Cibolo Creek, which meander through the downtown area where you’ll find pocket parks and historic properties or relax on a bench or fishing pier. You’ll definitely feel like you have gotten away from all the hustle and bustle in this tranquil spot.

Shopping in Boerne. Photo courtesy of Snap Chic

Konzert in Boerne Photo courtesy of Snap Chic

South of the Cibolo is where you will find some of the most historic properties in Boerne. St. Peter the Apostle Church was built in 1923 and modeled after the San Antonio Missions. The church towers rise 65 feet and overlook downtown. Next door is Phillip Manor, a property that is over 150 years old and is now a boutique hotel and pub. Grab a drink and soak in the history. Across the street is the Victorian style Carstanjen House, or Mansion House, where you can shop for upscale home furnishings and clothing. Veteran’s Park is also nearby along with the famous Kronkosky Tower offering the best view in Boerne. When done touring historic properties, check out the public art. The Hill Country Mile is home to amazing works of public art as well as Art al Fresco, a public sculpture competition consisting of nine chosen works that incorporate a variety of materials. Think of it like an outdoor art museum. If you are here for Father’s Day weekend, make sure to checkout Boerne Berges Fest. This family-friendly festival centers around the Boerne’s German heritage and

hosts a parade on Main Street. The festival is from June 14 - 16 at the Kendall County Fairgrounds with free admission. CONCERTS IN THE PARK: To finish your day in Boerne, catch an outdoor concert in the Main Plaza. The Boerne Village Band is the longest continuously playing German Band in the world outside of Germany Regulars come early to grab their favorite spot at the Plaza, to hear the oompah-pah of their favorite tunes, and watch the kids do the chicken dance! Concertgoers bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. The Abendkonzert with the Boerne Village Band was founded in 1860 by German immigrant Karl Dienger, In 1991 the concerts. June concerts are at 7:30 PM on June 4 and 18. Hope you enjoyed your weekend at Boerne.

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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on Day one... Lace up your tennies because today we’re exploring the walkable wonders of San Antonio.

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Ocho. Photo courtesy of Jackie Lee Young

DAY 1 - SAN ANTONIO WALKABOUT

STRETCH YOUR LEGS - After brunch, stretch your legs with a scenic stroll down the museum reach of the River Walk, and head toward the repurposed and very chic historic Pearl Brewery. It’s a 30 to 40-minute walk, but it doesn’t feel long with so much to see along the way. Browse the shops at the Pearl, cool-off with a cold drink at any of the restaurants, then catch a Go Rio shuttle back downtown. Shuttles pick up on the river just behind Hotel Emma (named after brewery owner’s wife and mistress). Shuttles run approximately every hour beginning at 10 a.m. You can buy your ticket right on the boat, online, or at any Go Rio ticket booth.

BEST BRUNCH - If you take the Saturday morning Maverick house tour, you’ll have time for an indulgent brunch at Ocho inside Hotel Havana. This gorgeous glass conservatory overlooking the San Antonio River Walk takes you into the pan-Latin world of Mexico, Cuba, and Texas. Order the Casuela Shakshuka with poached eggs and refried black beans, and polish it off with a Bruja Blanca cocktail.

HAPPY HOUR - Before dinner, make a stop at Merkaba for happy hour. The $5 Fruit of Life is a refreshing lime, cucumber vodka and watermelon concoction perfect for a hot June day.

HISTORY TOUR - Start your day with a stroll through the good ol’ days at the Maverick Carter House. Wm. Maverick (son of one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence) built this home on the banks of the San Antonio River, until being moved in the 1920s to its’ present location. A beautiful embodiment and celebration of music, poetry, and astronomy, the house features an observatory that is a testament to some of the influential women in San Antonio’s history. This glimpse of history is open for public tours on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

A PINCH OF SALT - For dinner dine at the award-winning Saltgrass Steak House, known for its Texas certified Angus beef, but don’t leave without a grilled pineapple margarita. thesanantonioriverwalk.com


San Antonio may have once been a cow town, today it’s anything but that! You’ll find amazing and unique experiences here, and each time you return you’ll delight in something new to discover. Explore by foot, car, or hop on a tour bus. Check out our three-day city guide this month.

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If you’re looking for Father’s Day fun, we’ve got you covered on day two in the city. GET YOUR MOTOR RUNNIN’ - Start your day with a heart-pumping spin around the race track, at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games. This indoor arena is a big kid playground with laser tag, bowling, and top-of-the-line electric karts. They also have Mini Mario karts on the junior track for little racers. THAI-M OUT- After feeling the wind in your face, slow down for a leisurely lunch at Yaya’s Thai. This authentic Thai restaurant is hailed as a hit by thesanantonioriverwalk.com

locals, with lunch specials like Pad Thai and green curry. EXTREME QUALITY TIME - Gather your group and spend some quality time locked in a room and try to get out. Extreme Escape is like a live action board game of wits and strategy with one hour to use the clues and find a way out. Four themed rooms available complete with zombies and pirates — the ultimate family bonding. DINING WITH DAD - From the legendary chef who brought us Bohanan’s Steakhouse, experience a home-cooked feast at Peggy’s on the Green. Of course with the company history, you can’t go wrong with a steak, but the underrated show stoppers are the basket of biscuits or the loaded fries. RIO Magazine

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If you have a few more stops on your bucket list, the best option is to hit them all with a hop-on-and-off tour of the town. SEE THE SIGHTS - Get around town on a City Sightseeing Tour bus where a one-day ticket includes a guided tour of downtown in air-conditioned comfort or an open top-deck view. Buy your pass online, to get the absolute best price! My suggestion is to start at stop number 13 near Market Square.

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Cultural Breakfast - Market Square is a great place to get a small taste of our culture-rich city. Mi Tierra Bakery is open 24 hours a day serving delicious fresh-baked Mexican pan dulces — my favorites are the candied sweet potatoes or the guava campechanas. Stroll through the shops and pick up souvenirs before boarding the bus.

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Garden. The inclusive playground is next to the Tower of the Americas and the bustling new growth at Hemisfair. Drop-ins are welcome for a noontime yoga for lunch session at Blue Cat Yoga & Healing Arts (cat not required) followed by lunch at Dough Pizzeria. They can make any pizza gluten free, and their truffle burrata was featured on Food Network. After lunch, walk over to Chocollazo for truffles of the confection kind or Sugar Sugar, where you can stuff a bag with nostalgic candy from around the world. Continue your tour stopping by the Alamo, Shops at Rivercenter, The Pearl, and the Buckhorn Saloon & Museum until you reach stop 11. The buses stop running at 5:30 p.m., just in time to grab dinner overlooking the river at Ácenar. Their contemporary Mexican cuisine features unique dishes like crab tacos and duck chalupas. Snap a pic at the “Selena Bridge,” and you’ll be within walking distance to Market Square where you began your day.

WRITER’S BIO Crystal Henry is a loyal Texan, and an award-winning 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. thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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6/1 @ 8 p.m. Steve Martin and Martin Short Majestic Theatre 6/8 Gary Owen Empire Theatre 6/12 @ 8 p.m. Eddie Izzard: Wunderbar Majestic Theatre 6/15 @ 8 p.m. Chad Prather’s StarSpangled Comedy Tour Empire Theatre 6/16 @ 8 p.m. “Weird Al” Yankovic: The Strings Attached Tour Majestic Theatre 6/29 @ 8 p.m. Eddie B: I’m Already Professionally Developed Majestic Theatre

6/14 -8/11 Electric Ocean Summertime is a sensational time at SeaWorld with extended hours and nighttime animal shows including “Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up the Night” and “Sea Lions Tonite.” Enjoy three new attractions – fascinating Turtle Reef as well as two family-friendly rides, Sea Swinger and Riptide Rescue. Cap-off the evening with a dazzling fireworks display held nightly. SeaWorld San Antonio 6/15 @ 7 p.m. Outdoor Film Series: AntMan and the Wasp Mission Marquee Plaza 6/17 -21 @ 8:30 a.m. Camp Alamo-Tech of the Texas Frontier The Alamo 6/20 @ 7 p.m. Outdoor Film Series: The Karate Kid Mission Marquee Plaza

6/8 @8 p.m. Skyrocket! Sam’s Burger Joint 6/8 @ 8 p.m. Visual Tapestry: Pictures at an Exhibition featuring the San Antonio Symphony Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 6/9 @ 3 p.m. Sunday Jazz at the Witte with Nori Austin Witte Museum 6/12 @ 7 p.m. CBDB Sam’s Burger Joint 6/21 @ 8 p.m. Rob Baird Sam’s Burger Joint 6/21 @ 7 p.m. Jennifer Lopez, It’s My Party Tour AT&T Center 6/22 @ 8 p.m. Gina Chavez Sam’s Burger Joint 6/22 @ 7 p.m. Twenty One Pilots The Bandito Tour AT&T Center

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6/28 @ 7:30 p.m. ARTS SAN ANTONIO PRESENTS NELLA, IN CONCERT With a sound that is a meeting place for her country’s folklore roots, the influence of her contemporaries and the music of the Andalusian region, Nella sings with her bare soul. Empire Theatre


6/22 @ 7:30 p.m. Freestyle Explosion Illusions Theater at the Alamodome

6/22 @ 8 a.m. Beginner Bird Walk Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

6/29 @ 8 p.m. Youth Orchestras of San Antonio presents Best of Classic Albums Live Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

6/22 @ 9 a.m. Yoga on the Plaza Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza

PERFORMING ARTS 6/7 -9 Kinky Boots Majestic Theatre

6/22 @ 7 p.m. The Rocky Horror Picture Show with O’Brien’s Orchestra Aztec Theatre

6/25 -28 San Antonio Missions vs. Round Rock Express Nelson Wolff Stadium 6/29 -7/3 San Antonio Missions vs. Iowa Cubs Nelson Wolff Stadium

6/18 -23 THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), Broadway and London’s award-winning smash comedy is a classic murder mystery chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania. Majestic Theatre

6/1@ 8 p.m. ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO Three-time Grammy award winner, Angélique Kidjo, “Africa’s premier diva,” closes the performance season with her striking voice, stage presence, fluency in multiple cultures and ability to blend her West African traditions with elements of American R&B, funk, and jazz. The Carver

SPORTS & FITNESS 1/15@ 9 a.m. Zumba in the Park Tower of the Americas

Through 6/2 San Antonio Missions vs. Omaha Storm Chasers Nelson Wolff Stadium 6/8 @ 9 a.m. Pilates on the Plaza with InBalance Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza 6/8 @ 9:30 a.m. Gardens and Yoga San Antonio Botanical Garden 6/12 -14 San Antonio Missions vs. Tacoma Rainiers Nelson Wolff Stadium

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6/6-9/9 Fünf Blue Star Contemporary Art Center

6/20-9/15 Andy Warhol: Portraits McNay Art Museum

6/7-9/1 SaddleUP UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

6/20-9/15 Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today McNay Art Museum

6/20-9/15 TransSanAntonian: Examining Trans Identities and Gender Fluidity in the Archives McNay Art Museum Through 6/30 America on Stage McNay Art Museum

Through 8/11 SESAME STREET BIRTHDAY PARTY PARADE Sesame Street Bay

Through 8/11 Looking for Langston Ruby City Through 9/1 Into a New West Briscoe Western Art Museum Through 9/2 Survival: The Exhibition Witte Museum Ongoing The Art of Texas: 250 Years Witte Museum

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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

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

ANGELITA La Villita - Bldg. 2 San Antonio, TX 78205 210- 224-8362 www.lavillita.com Womens Fashions & Jewelry p44 38

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

BES ARTE La Villita - Bldg. 17 San Antonio, Texas 78205 Bes Arte-La Villita/Facebook.com 210-232-0661 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

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

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

STARVING ARTIST GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 12 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.226.3593 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

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

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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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15 Paesanos - Lincoln Heights

1 The Rim

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2 Six Flags Fiesta Texas

26 Augies Barbed Wire

3 The Shops at La Cantera

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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

9 Splashtown

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

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TOBINS

Generous Patrons of the Arts

By Dan R. Goddard

Dapper and dashing, Robert Lynn Batts Tobin, a San Antonio art collector and patron who assembled one of the most important theater design collections in the country, served on the boards of New York’s Metropolitan Opera and the Santa Fe Opera.

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During his lifetime, he endowed libraries and museums, underwrote operas, sponsored symphony premieres and championed artists and composers. With his 6-foot-6-inch frame, flamboyant opera capes, long white hair and beard, Tobin towered over the local and international art scene. The McNay Art Museum, a major beneficiary of his philanthropy, is now home to the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts, focused on 19th- and early 20th-century European and American stage designs for opera, ballets and musicals, including original drawings and models for Broadway productions like “South Pacific” and “Into the Woods.” His mother, Margaret Batts Tobin, presided over the McNay’s board for many years and Robert followed in her footsteps, serving as the McNay’s chairman from 1990 until his death in 2000. His mother loved New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Opera star Beverly Sills called Robert and his mother “two of the most generous patrons of the arts I have ever known.” Sills made her Met debut in a production of “The Siege of Corinth” Mrs. Tobin underwrote. Over the years, the Tobins helped underwrite numerous operas,

including the premiere of Alban Berg’s “Lulu” at the Santa Fe Opera in 1963 and the original, uncut version of George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” at the Metropolitan Opera in 1985. Robert Lynn Batts, his maternal grandfather, was chief judge of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans and a regent of the University of Texas. Batts Hall on the UT-Austin campus is named for him. Robert Tobin’s father, Edgar Gardner Tobin, was a descendant of San Fernando de Bexar founders and Alamo defenders. A “World War I flying ace” in the Lafayette Escadrille commanded by Eddie Rickenbacker, Edgar Tobin capitalized on his flying skills by founding Tobin Aerial Surveys, which made maps for the oil industry. Unfortunately, he died in a 1954 plane crash — along with Tom Braniff — when his son was only 19 and a student at UT. Robert Tobin took over the business and made it grow. He began collecting art as a young adult, and soon became a patron of cultural institutions in New York and Santa Fe, where he maintained homes. But his primary residence was his family estate in San Antonio called Oakwell on the Salado Creek. A larger-

than-life statue of Robert L.B. Tobin by Santa Fe artist Norman L. Boyles stands at the trailhead entrance to the Salado Creek Greenway, not far from the Tobin Library at Oakwell on Harry Wurzbach. Robert Tobin’s dream was for San Antonio to have first-rate opera, even as he supported opera around the world, including in Santa Fe, New York and Houston as well as Spoleto, Italy, and Glyndebourne, England. When San Antonio’s HemisFair ‘68 opened its theater, now known as Lila Cockrell Theatre, Robert and his mother underwrote a production of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Don Carlo.” After his death, the Tobin Endowment was established and continues his legacy through charitable grants to non-profit organizations, primarily in San Antonio. When the city’s $203 million renovation of the old Municipal Auditorium was underway in 2010, the Tobin Endowment obtained the venue’s naming rights with a $15 million gift. Today, the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts with its state-ofthe-art, 1,746-seat H-E-B Performance Hall and 232-seat Studio Theater is home to the San Antonio Symphony, Ballet San Antonio and Opera San Antonio. thesanantonioriverwalk.com


SHOPS.

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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.

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418 Villita Street Mon-Sat 10AM - 6PM | Sun 11AM - 4PM


INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Acenar www.acenar.com 210-222-2362

DINING/RESTAURANTS

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

SHOPPING

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

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

Fogo de Chao www.fogodechao.com 210-227-1700

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

Guadalajara Grill www.guadalajaragrill.us 210-222-1992 Iron Cactus www.ironcactus.com 210-224-9835 Landry’s Saltgrass Steakhouse www.saltgrass.com 210-222-9092 Landry’s Seafood www.landrysseafood.com 210-229-1010 Lonestar Restaurants www.riverrestaurants.com 210-223-9374 MadDogs British Pub www.maddogs.net 210-222-0220 Mi Tierra Café www.mitierracafe.com 210-225-1262 La Margarita Mexican Restaurant www.lamargarita.com 210-227-7140

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La Villita Historic Village www.lavillitasanantonio.com 210-207-8614

ATTRACTIONS

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

NIGHTLIFE

Plaza Taxco www.plazataxco.com 210-212-6733

Coyote Ugly Saloon www.coyoteuglysaloon.com 210-465-UGLY

Shops at Rivercenter www.shoprivercenter.com 210-225-000

Hilton Palacio Del Rio/Durty Nelly’s/ Tex’s Riverwalk Sports Bar www.PalacioDelRio.Hilton.com 210-224-3368

MUSEUM

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

Wyndham Resorts www.wyndham.com

HOTELS

The DoSeum www.thedoseum.org 210-212-4453 San Antonio Conservation Society www.saconservation.org/homestead 210-225-5924

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