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IN EVERY ISSUE

IN THIS ISSUE

GUIDES

FEATURES

10 FOOD & DRINK

22 SHOPPING

Shopping Local - Every Day Should be Small Business Saturday

Give Thanks for Holiday Food by Edmund Tijerina

by Dawn Robinette

14 KIDS & FAMILY (Tea) Party On!

Historic Theatres: Atmosphere with the Price of Admission

Arts & Entertainment

42 Shopping

MAPS 45

Museum Reach & King William

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30 HEALTH & RECREATION

50 Downtown

Feet on the Street

by Susan Yerkes

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Bah-Humbuggers Banished

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Food & Drink

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ON THE COVER The 37th annual Ford Holiday River Parade is held the day after Thanksgiving each year. It will feature 28 illuminated floats, each representing a Christmas movie for the 2017 theme, Christmas at the Movies. Cheryl Ladd who starred in the 2012 Disney Classic Santa Paws 2 will serve as the grand marshal. 50,000 people attended the sold-out parade last year. Details and tickets available at thesanantonioriverwalk.com/events/ford-holiday-river-parade. Photo credit: David Finell RIO Magazine is the official publication of the San Antonio River Walk Association. All expressions of opinions and statements of supposed facts are published on the authority of the writer and cannot be regarded as expressing the views of the San Antonio River Walk Association or its Publisher. Advertisements do not imply sponsorship or endorsement by the San Antonio River Walk Association or its Publisher.

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2017 San Antonio River Walk Association 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 Laurence Seiterle Zurich Properties PAST PRESIDENT Tammy Peacock-Werline Topgolf TREASURER Kevin Latone Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk SECRETARY Mae Escobar aMAEzing Marketing Group MEMBER AT LARGE Maria Martinez Marriott Plaza San Antonio CHAIR, OPERATORS COMMITTEE Andreas Esparza Boudro’s EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Maggie Thompson San Antonio River Walk Association EX-OFFICIOS John Carbajal San Antonio Restaurant Association Jim Mery Center City Development and Operations Department Anthony Piazzi Centro San Antonio Gloria Rodriguez San Antonio River Authority BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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The November issue of RIO Magazine contains three favorite topics on my perennial Fall bucket list.

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The first activity are long visits over a cup of hot tea. I get that from my ancient British auntie. This month’s Kids & Family story shares several delightful places around town to enjoy a cup in a beautiful setting. As the story suggests, I have fond memories of drinking tea and bonding with my now 96-year-old aunt.

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I love the traditional food and fellowship associated with Thanksgiving. The Food & Drink feature story and photos about where to dine out on turkey day left my mouthwatering. So much so, that I am considering dining out on my favorite holiday, now that would be a first! Don’t read this story on an empty stomach. Warmly,

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Holiday FOOD by Edmund Tijerina

Whether you have family coming into town or just want to treat yourself for the holidays, San Antonio’s downtown hotels are laying out the special treatment with exceptional menus for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Left page: Omni La Mansion del Rio; Right page: Zocca

After all, why roast an entire prime rib, cook a whole turkey, cook and chill a seafood tower when you can enjoy the work of professionals for an afternoon? Besides, you don’t have to worry about cleaning up, either. That means you can spend your time watching football, playing games with the kids and grandkids and seeing who’s going to say something outrageous this year. So consider these options for your holiday dining celebrations followed by a stroll along the River Walk. GRANDE DAME OF BUFFETS The Omni La Mansión del Rio’s Las Canarias, already beloved for its overflowing Sunday brunches, will raise its bar a few notches even higher with its Thanksgiving brunch and dinner. The Thanksgiving brunch includes an omelet station; a build-your-own waffle station, a carving station with herb roasted turkey, prime rib, and maple glazed ham, cheese and charcuterie, eggs Benedict; a chilled seafood station, an array of soups, salads and vegetable; and desserts that include a bananas Foster station, along with pecan and pumpkin pies. The Thanksgiving dinner buffet includes chicken and waffles; made to order pasta; a carving station that includes prime rib, herbrubbed turkey and bourbon maple glazed ham; a bountiful cheese and charcuterie presentation; a chilled seafood station; made-to-order pasta; accompaniments that include butternut squash bisque, herb-grilled asparagus, citrus cranberry sauce and many more options; and desserts that include melons from the Rio Grande Valley, bananas Foster, and pecan and pumpkin pies. And since it’s never too early to start planning for Christmas, La Mansión will feature a Christmas Day brunch and dinner. Brunch thesanantonioriverwalk.com

features an omelet station with all kinds of toppings, eggs Benedict, a build-your-own waffle station, cheese and charcuterie with accompaniments, fruits, salad array, seafood station, a carving station, vegetable and soup assortment and a dessert station with Bananas Foster and mini Yule logs, egg nog milkshakes and mini figgy bread pudding. Christmas dinner includes a carving station with roasted duck, prime rib, and bourbon maple glazed ham, a cheese and charcuterie presentation, a chilled seafood station; madeto-order pasta, soup and vegetable selections; and desserts that include melons from the Rio Grande Valley, mini Yule logs, egg nog milkshakes and mini figgy bread pudding. BUFFET OPTIONS The Hotel Contessa offers a Thanksgiving brunch that includes breakfast items such as an omelet station, pancakes, buttermilk biscuits and gravy, mascarpone-stuffed French toast with vanilla syrup; a carving station featuring garlic rubbed prime rib and horseradish cream, turkey and bone-in pineapple-brown sugar-Dijon-glazed ham with giblet gravy and cranberry-orange relish, and sage with sausage stuffing; freshly baked breads and pastries and a dessert array that includes chocolate and banana bread pudding, apple pie, pecan pie and pumpkin pie, New York style cheesecake, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, cherry oatmeal cobbler, traditional flan and three different types of cookies. In addition, the Hotel Contessa will host a dinner buffet the day after Thanksgiving, on Friday, November 24, for the River Walk Lighting. Christmas brunch will have a menu similar to Thanksgiving with some select changes based on the holidays. Visit the website for the detailed menu. The Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk will offer holiday buffets for both Thanksgiving RIO Magazine

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Photos top to bottom: Omni La Mansion del Rio; Hotel Contessa; Ruth’s Chris; Omni La Mansion del Rio.

and Christmas. The menus weren’t finalized in time for the magazine’s printing, but will be posted on the hotel’s website. Zocca restaurant at the Westin Riverwalk will present a fully loaded buffet with turkey, dressing, ham, roasted vegetables, pecan pie, and all the trimmings. Check for the full menu online. NOT A BUFFET At Dorrego’s in the Hotel Valencia, Chef Anthony Mesa offers a Patagonian Brunch on Thanksgiving Day, while Bar Dorrego’s will present a Thanksgiving bar menu. What’s a Patagonian Brunch? It will include turkey rolled and stuffed with root vegetables and giblet stuffing – a Thanksgiving version of a matambre. And a grilled tri-tip steak, along with traditional trimmings that include mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, pecan pie and bread pudding. The restaurant will be open for its normal hours on Christmas Eve, but closed for dinner on Christmas Day. On New Year’s Eve, Dorrego’s is doing it up with a special menu featuring a carving station that will offer a grilled malbec-soaked beef tritip, harissa-mint leg of lamb, bacon-wrapped pork loin, Argentine chorizo, achiote pineapple chicken, all with an array of vegetables and sauces; a chilled seafood station; a cheese station with beet and burrata, and charred carrots and goat cheese; a station of small

bites including house-cured gravlax, crab cake fritters, Wagyu beef with chimichurri; and a wall of pipettes that guests can use to infuse flavors into their doughnut holes. At the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Ruth’s Chris Steak House will offer a three-course turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day. It begins with a choice of Louisiana seafood gumbo, Caesar salad, or steakhouse salad; a main course of an oven roasted turkey breast, sausage and Herb stuffing, homemade gravy and cranberry relish; sides of garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole or creamed spinach and a dessert of pumpkin cheesecake and vanilla ice cream. At the Hotel Emma, Supper restaurant will offer a special for lunch and dinner on Thanksgiving Day that will include dinner to include turkey, stuffing, potatoes, sweet potatoes, beans, cranberry sauce, gravy and pumpkin pie. Chef John Brand is also planning a special Christmas dinner. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Oro restaurant at the Emily Morgan Hotel will offer three-course Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day dinners. For Thanksgiving, guests have a poached pear and goat cheese salad, turkey with the trimmings, and Texas pecan pie with caramel sauce and whipped cream. Christmas Day dinner begins with a field green salad in cilantro lime vinaigrette, prime rib with the trimmings and a chocolate Yule log for dessert.

WRITERS BIO Edmund Tijerina is an award-winning food writer and editor, and a one-time restaurateur whose favorite meals are the ones he cooks with his wife and son. Catch his latest recommendations at SanAntoniosBestRestaurants.com and find out more about him at EdmundTijerina.com.

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Kids & Family

{Tea} Party On! By Carole Miller

Are your little ones not so little anymore? Have they outgrown chicken nuggets and restaurants with playgrounds? Or maybe the children in your life just appreciate a more sophisticated vibe. Might I suggest a spot of tea as a unique way to capture their attention. The whole tea time experience is fantastic to share with anyone when the goal is to slow-down, relax, have a conversation, and connect. In jolly old England, the proper ladies and gents share a spot of tea in the afternoon. It became fashionable in the early 19th century thanks to Anna, Duchess of Bedford. Served at 4 p.m. (or thereabouts), it was intended to fill in the long gap between lunch and dinner.  The tradition is still quintessentially British with the Ritz in London being the most renowned place to find a truly timeless afternoon tea experience. TEA IN TEXAS? Believe it or not, there are several places right here in the wild, wild West to find low tea, high tea, Japanese tea and everything in between. Why should teddy bears and Barbie dolls have all the fun? Going out for tea is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with multi-generational appeal. LOW TEA OR HIGH TEA? Afternoon tea belonged to the aristocracy because laborers obviously did not have time to stop working mid-day to snack on scones.  Therefore, tea time had to wait till after quitting time. The

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tea of the working class was accompanied by heartier dishes and a pot of strong tea to revive their spirits. Since these households served their tea on low, comfortable parlor chairs or relaxing in the garden, it became known as “low tea.” High tea, on the other hand, belonged to the wealthy who took their tea at a proper table with high-backed chairs.   It was (and still is) served with finger sandwiches, scones and cake to stave off that midafternoon slump. WHAT ABOUT JAPANESE TEA? Tea in Japan is an experience full of meaning and ritual. It is based on the philosophy that each meeting should be treasured, for it can never be reproduced.  (And every mother knows how true that is.) The Japanese tea ceremony is full of intricate rituals and is referred to as “The Way of Tea,” an ancient ritual involving blending matcha, a Japanese green tea, with traditional sweets to balance the flavor of the bitter tea leaves.  The Japanese version of Great Britain’s low tea is called chakai and includes sweets, a light tea and a small meal. Chaji is similar to high tea because it is more formal and lasts much longer. It usually includes a full-course meal followed by dessert and both a bold tea and a thinner tea. TEA FOR TWO AND TWO FOR TEA The Garden Tea Lounge is located inside Craftiques Mall on San Antonio’s north side abaout 20 minutes from downtown. Stroll through the marketplace full of unique, handmade items and tucked inside is a marvelous place to enjoy both high and low teas. Garden Tea Lounge offers 40 organic loose leaf teas. (Tip: Try the Golden Monkey Black—it’s very smooth with notes of caramel and chocolate.) You can also order high or low tea at this quaint place. Both high and low tea

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are served with scones with berry compote and Devonshire fruit, tea sandwiches, soup or salad, a side dish (or two) and a dessert. Mad Hatters Tea Room has an extensive tea selection offering everything from black, green, red and white to herbal, oolong, certified kosher, organic, gluten-free, fair trade and non-GMO tea options. Try the Tea Party for Two served at your table on a 3-tiered tower with a pot of hot tea to share. High Tea includes a scone, petit fours and tea sandwiches. Afternoon Tea Includes scones, petit fours and tea sandwiches. There’s even a kids’ tea with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. This downtown treasure is located within the King William District. Both Garden Tea Lounge and Mad Hatters offer private parties for all ages. For an Asian twist on your tea experience, visit the serene Jingu House Café. Stroll through the lush gardens filled with shaded walkways, stone bridges, a 60-foot waterfall and lily ponds filled with Koi just minutes from downtown at the Japanese Tea Garden in Brackenridge Park. Jingu House Café has a great selection sushi, sandwiches, salads and wraps. Or share a pot of tea and a Bento Box with Asian noodles, a California roll, crab and cucumber salad with seaweed and ginger lime side salad. But most importantly, pay attention to the beauty surrounding you, slowly pour and savor your tea. Instead of wolfing down your meal, relish the flavors of each and every bite. Simply enjoy the serenity at a table overlooking the pavilion and the beautiful gardens with the sounds of the waterfall in the background. You can even participate in a morning meditation or yoga class. Escape. Together. It’s worth all the tea in China.

WRITER’S BIO Carole Miller has been a local freelance writer for 20 years. She is also a mother of three (Sydney, 27; Nick, 21; and Faith, 18). A lifelong Texan and graduate of the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!), she recently discovered that tea is available in flavors other than “sweet” and “unsweet.”

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HISTORIC THEATRES

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America’s historic movie palaces take us back to a grander, gilded past. It’s a glamorous vibe recalled in many cities today, where vintage vaudeville and movie houses have been revived to house today’s performing arts.

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“Even if the movie’s not good, you can still look around and have a good time,” As the renaissance movement for America’s downtowns, and for their formerly sumptuous old theatres, rose, San Antonio was in the forefront. The historic downtown entertainment district boasts three of the most beautifully resurrected movie palaces anywhere, all of them vibrant venues for live entertainment ensconced in unforgettable surroundings. Two of the three, the historic Majestic and Empire theatres, sit on two sides of the same downtown block smack in the heart of the city, at Houston and St. Mary’s Streets. Both went dark for years, and both were lovingly restored by the nonprofit Las Casas Foundation, a nonprofit created in the late 1980s by San Antonio philanthropist and arts advocate Joci Straus. In 1989, the year the Majestic re-opened, the two theatres were re-christened the San Antonio Performing Arts Center, now the Joci Straus Performing Arts Center. While Las Casas holds the long term lease, both theatres are managed by Arts Center Enterprises, part of the multi-national Ambassador Theatrical Group The Majestic, designed by famous movie palace architect John Eberson, is an experience in itself. Opened in 1929, it was largest movie theatre in the South, and the first fully air conditioned theatre in Texas. It was such a sensation that Texas society dames actually wore fur coats to the June, 1929 opening. It also had a nursery and on-site baby sitters, so that parents could munch their popcorn

undisturbed. Inside, the Majestic is a crazy mix of rococo elements. Baroque, Mediterranean, Spanish Mission and Ottoman empire styles jostle for attention. Intricate ivycovered faux balconies, murals, statues, cherubs, a bell tower – even a glorious stuffed white peacock (replaced this year with a new one from a California taxidermist for a cool $3,600) are arrayed around the three-story interior, all the way up to the steep “nosebleed” balcony seats, where minority movie-goers were once restricted to segregated sections for the first few decades of the theatre’s life. Raise your eyes to the painted, star-splashed blue dome of the ceiling, sometimes crossed by drifting white clouds. (The “stars” were arranged after consulting with the National Geographic Society, which advised the theatre as to positions of actual stars in the sky that opening night in 1929). “Even if the movie’s not good, you can still look around and have a good time,” said Maggie Valentine, author of “The Show Starts on the Sidewalk,” a history of American movie theatres. Indeed, the Majestic has played host to some rich experiences, from the star-studded premiere of Ron Howard’s 2004 movie, “The Alamo” to a State Dinner hosted by then-President George W. Bush to mark the original NAFTA treaty signing. The San Antonio Symphony, once the restored Majestic’s anchor tenant, has now moved

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to the new Tobin Center. But it’s still home to many live performances, a “Broadway Across America” season and live concerts – most recently, George Strait’s all-star “Hand in Hand” show to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims.

Matisyahu’s “Common Kings” show and a Flamenco extravaganza at the Empire, and a range of shows from the touring production of the “So You Think You Can Dance” finals to Broadway’s hot “Hip-Hop Nutcracker” at the Majestic.

Just around the corner from the Majestic, and connected by backstage space, sits the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, a “jewel-box” of a small space, once given up for dead, now spectacularly restored in gleaming white and gold. First opened in 1879 as the Turner Opera House, the theatre went through several name changes before it was christened the Empire Opera House, which was destroyed by fire. In 1913, the Empire rose again as the largest, most modern theatre in town, with electric lights and ceiling fans. Opulent European styling was enhanced by 12 pounds of shimmering gold leaf shimmering on the creamy white walls. Vaudeville acts and the hottest new entertainment – silent movies – shared the Empire stage, and Hollywood’s hottest emerging stars, including Mae West and Charlie Chaplin, appeared there. But a catastrophic flood in 1921, which wiped out much of downtown, left the Empire severely damaged. Mold grew in the walls, the gold leaf was coated with white paint, and the theatre slowly fell into disrepair. In its final days, as a home for adult films in a declining downtown, it was informally known as “the Impure” for the cheap adult films that played there. A caricature of its glorious beginnings, the Empire finally closed in 1978. But after Las Casas’ transformative renovations, it regained all its early glitter and more when it opened again in 1989 as the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, in honor of the wife of Texas billionaire and former San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Vikings owner “Red” McCombs, who donated a million-plus to the restoration.

The third and most recently renovated of S.A.’s spectacular movie palaces has a completely different cultural feel. The Aztec, opened in 1926 just blocks from the Majestic and Empire, was a prime example of the ‘20s craze for exotic décor – in this case, a crazy combo of MesoEmpire Theater marquee American themes, with wild, brightly-colored columns and murals, including dramatic reproductions of striking pre-Columbian artifacts. Aztec, Olmec, Mixtec, Zapotec, Toltec and Mayan symbols and architectural elements elbow for space in the interior, now restored and refurbished, with a private “Warrior Room” for special reception and meetings. Sadly, the huge “sacrificial stone” that once graced the theatre’s lobby is long gone, but the magnificent , two-ton crystal chandelier, first installed in 1929 on the exact same day the U.S stock market went to hell, is gorgeously restored and still dominates the lobby. Since its restoration in the early 2000s the Aztec has gone through a couple of owners, and today is a Live Nation venue, with bookings this month ranging from concerts by Ottmar Liebert, Iron & Wine and Blue October to Extreme Midget Wrestling and World Body Building Federation finals.

For a behind-the-scenes look at the Empire and Majestic, the Las Casas Foundation can arrange group tours. But the best way to experience them in their full glory is at a live show. This month, performances include

While tastes in entertainment change, audiences will always love unforgettable ambience. And for any folks, the atmosphere alone is worth the price of admission in San Antonio’s three historic downtown movie palaces. WRITER’S BIO Susan Yerkes has been writing about San Antonio’s history, the performing arts and practically everything else for decades. She is a travel writer and award-winning columnist. See more of her work on localcommunitynews. com, yoursascene.com and Facebook.

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SHOPPING LOCAL Every Day Should Be Small Business Saturday By Dawn Robinette

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The countdown is on for the biggest shopping rush of the year, the crazy time when shoppers go glassy-eyed thinking of everyone on their gift lists. Contrary to popular opinion, the best way to beat the shopping crazies isn’t sitting around ordering everything online. To find the perfect gifts that really show you care, shopping local is the way to go.

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BETWEEN BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY, BE SURE TO INK SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY ON YOUR CALENDAR AND GIVE GIFTS THAT WILL BE WELCOMED AND ENJOYED FOR YEARS TO COME. Small Business Saturday, November 25 this year, is a holiday shopping nod to the local businesses that help give our neighborhoods—and our economy—a boost. Thanks to the fantastic array of local retail we enjoy, Small Business Saturday could easily be every day in San Antonio. Whether you’re ready to tackle your holiday list or simply wanting to treat yourself, you don’t have to roam far to find the solution. And the stores themselves are so fun, you’ll be happy you put down the screen and purchased in person versus simply shopping online. Adelante Boutique is a San Antonio institution, adding fashion and heirloom pieces to the wardrobes of Alamo City women for 42 years. After 35 years in Alamo Heights, Adelante became one of the first retail outlets at Pearl and is now a colorful fixture you can’t miss. Its window displays draw you into a store filled with light, color and happiness reflected in everything from shoes to jackets and fabulous jewelry, as well as Charlie, the resident dog greeter-in-charge who makes every shopper his new best friend. With new items arriving weekly, Adelante is always on trend, but with unique twists that give shoppers more novelty to make their choices a bit more distinct than what everyone else might be wearing. There’s nothing plain about the color, embroidery, and options you’ll find and with a healthy selection of gifts guaranteed to make anyone laugh, it’s the perfect spot to shop for friends, too. Another Pearl shop that brings creative color to life is Dos Carolinas. Since 1987, Dos Carolinas has been go-to for exquisite, custom-made guayaberas. Not sure what that is? Comfort, style, and fashion rolled into breathable shirts that rival the best men’s dress shirts in custom fit, drape

and feel. Think tropical style kicked up a notch with custom fit with custom style. Each shirt—or dress, as women are certainly not forgotten at Dos Carolinas—can be made with your choice of fabric and stitching for the perfect San Antonio-chic gift. Natural, breathable fabrics in every color or pattern you can think of, paired with your choice of thread for custom embroidery in 36 different type of stitches. The options are as endless as the customer service you’ll enjoy when you step into the Dos Carolinas store/fitting area/workroom at Pearl. If that sounds odd, it’s not. Yes, there are shirts on racks, including miniature guayaberas for the stylish little boys in your life, but when you can custom create the perfect gift, why buy off the rack? Pick out a fabric, select your stitching and let the talented team at Dos Carolinas make a one-of-a-kind wardrobe piece just for you and one for a friend—something this good is definitely meant to be shared. Perfect stitching is also on display at Bird and Pear, where you’ll find pillows, jewelry, and more all hand-made in-house. Shopping local at Bird and Pear also means fall colors accentuated by pops of pink, blue, purple and everything bright. Seasonal scents and décor with an attitude always welcome shoppers Eye Candy Boutique to the La Villita favorite. Jewelry, candles, pillows, art, and everything unique for anyone on your holiday lists are always in store, but a favorite section is definitely the room dedicated to children’s items you won’t find on just any shelf. Games, puzzles and coloring books—as well as the cutest macaron erasers you’ll have to stop yourself from nibbling on—bring out the kid in everyone. How about tooth fairy pillows that come in shape of llamas, alligators and flamingos? Forget Christmas: this is the place to come for any shower, birthday or a just because gift for the anyone on your list.

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SHOPPING HEAVEN: Angelita has been in historic La Villita for 30-years with a loyal international following. The shop features women's clothing, jewelry, shoes, and leather goods. Every item is individually hand-selected by the shop owner with Texas craftsman considered first and natural fibers are always preferred. The museumquality jewelry is sourced from award-winning or eminent jewelers. Most shoes are hand-made leather designs. Baby and children's boots are also offered. Don't miss the lovely selection of hand-milled French soaps from Provence. www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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Another La Villita stop is Marisol Deluna New York, a shop and nonprofit filling one of the historic shopping destination’s homes with the designs of Marisol Deluna, a clothing designer who now lives in New York but whose roots are entrenched in San Antonio. Featuring fabrics characterized by intrinsic patterns that are screened by skilled craftsmen, you’ll find signature scarf dresses, as well as scarves, tops, baby clothes, pillows, ties, dog collars and leashes and even yoga straps to keep your mat in fashion, all bearing an array of the talented designer’s distinct patterns. The colors and styles are bright and comfortable, perfect for the warmer weather of the Alamo City. The designer’s nonprofit foundation supports the education and mentoring of students and professionals in the fashion and design arts in Texas.

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For more fashion, venture just a block and a half off of the River Walk and enjoy some Eye Candy at Eye Candy Boutique. Offering fashion options in sizes extra large to 3XL, Eye Candy features everything from casual weekend wear to work attire with a splash of color and a dash of attitude, as well as the perfect outfits for a night on the town. Paired with terrific shoes, including San Antonio’s own Fiesta Feet, and accessories that dress up any outfit with some extra sass, the boutique dresses women from head to toe with fashion that will turn heads, at price points that make it easy to fill your closet with fantastic options no matter what your personal style might be. And with new merchandise arriving weekly, it’s a stop you’ll want to make time and time again to grab the latest must-have before someone else scoops it up.

WRITER’S BIO

An award-winning writer, communications expert and military spouse who likes exploring and shopping 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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When Lone Star Café opened in an old building on the horseshoe bend of the River Walk in 1982, it was during a time of renewed interest in the River Walk that led to the development of the attraction we enjoy today. Stan Albeck was coaching the San Antonio Spurs in the HemisFair Arena with “The Iceman,” George Gervin, on the team. Henry Cisneros was Mayor of San Antonio. Back then, the River Walk didn’t look like it does today. As far back as the 1920’s, architect Robert H.H. Hugman, had envisioned an “America Venice” with restaurants and shops lining picturesque sidewalks along the waterway. He suggested dining balconies with iron railings, canopies for shade, and footbridges to cross the river. City leaders did not initially share his vision – and flooding was an occasional obstacle to the beautification project. By the time San Antonio hosted the World’s Fair in 1968, a handful of restaurants had opened on the river. Quite a few establishments opened and closed in fairly short order and it really took more than a decade for San Antonians to catch on to the natural beauty of the river and its possibilities as a world-class destination. The founders of Lone Star Café, a local couple with young children, left the building’s brick walls exposed and decorated the dining rooms with old metal signs and antler chandeliers. A jukebox wailed from a corner when live performers weren’t entertaining diners. The menu, bordered in red and white gingham, offered “Steaks – Catfish – Longnecks.” An old carved wooden Indian was a favorite photo opp for guests – but back then, selfies hadn’t been invented yet.

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In 1988, musician Aaron Barker was a regular performer at Lone Star Café – entertaining San Antonio visitors with covers of Willie Nelson and George Jones. Occasionally he would play his own songs and unbeknownst to him, one of them made its way to a singer named George Strait who recorded it. Barker was still selling produce on the side of the road (his day job) when he received a check for $55,000. “Baby Blue” – from Strait’s album, If You Ain’t Lovin’ You Ain’t Livin,’ had hit Number 1 on the country music chart. Today visitors come from far and wide to enjoy a steak on the Lone Star Café patio with the best views of the river! They take selfies with the black steer on display since 2012 by well-known Texas taxidermist Jimmy Dieringer of Woodbury Taxidermy. His work is featured in the South Texas Heritage Center and at the famous YO Ranch. Lone Star Café is proud of its’ long and colorful story. Even the old building once housed the Original Mexican Food Restaurant, the first restaurant to serve Mexican food in the country, in the early 1900’s. Proprietor Otis Farnsworth served enchiladas and chiles rellenos on fine china plates to gentlemen wearing jackets. Today, we still use china plates, but you can come as you are!

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History & Culture

BAH– HUMBUGGERS D E H S I N BA Denise Richter

EACH YEAR FROM THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING THROUGH THE FIRST WEEKEND IN JANUARY, THE ALAMO CITY TRANSFORMS ITSELF INTO A WONDERLAND, DEEP-THAWING EVEN THE MOST AVOWED EBENEZER SCROOGES AND AFFIRMING THAT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR TRULY IS, THE

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MOST WONDERFUL. FORD HOLIDAY RIVER PARADE The 37th annual Ford Holiday River Parade is an iconic way to kick-off the holiday season. This year’s grand marshal is local resident Cheryl Ladd, famous for her role in the hit TV show, “Charlie’s Angels,” from 1977-1981. Cheryl is also known for her role in Disney’s “Santa Paws 2,” the 2012 film where she and four puppies save Christmas. Ladd remains active in movies, television, and theater, and is a national ambassador of Childhelp, a nonprofit dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. She also serves on the board of the local Las Casas Foundation, dedicated to the development of the performing arts through education and scholarships, and historic theatre preservation. The theme of this year’s parade is Christmas at the Movies. Twentyeight illuminated floats will pay homage to vintage and contemporary Christmas movies, including “A Christmas Story,” “Muppet Christmas,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and “Charlie Brown Christmas”. South Texas Ford Dealers are the title sponsor of the parade, with Santikos Entertainment and Visit San Antonio as presenting sponsors.

The 2016 parade sold out. Fifty thousand people lined the banks of the 2.5-mile route along the San Antonio River, which begins at 6 p.m. north of downtown at El Tropicano Hotel on Lexington and winds its way downtown, passing through the Henry B. González Convention Center, the Shops at Rivercenter and the Arneson River Theatre. The parade will be syndicated nationally throughout the holiday season, and last year’s parade was viewed on television by more than 1 million people. It will broadcast live locally on KABB/CW 35 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. RIVER WALK LIGHTS Since 1969, the River Walk has displayed 100,000 twinkle lights hung from more than 200 majestic Bald Cypress trees along the downtown area. City employees begin hanging the 2,250 strings of lights the day after Labor Day, a six to eight-week process, depending upon the weather. In 2011, the city began using brighter, safer and more energy-efficient LED lights to illuminate the 75- to 100-foot tall trees that grace this downtown linear park.

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ZONARTE – EL MERCADO DE AZTLAN Nov. 18-19 Centro Cultural Aztlan One-of-a-kind gifts made by local artisans will be available at this annual holiday market. You’ll find prints, paintings, sculptures, furniture, jewelry, textiles and more. INTERNATIONAL PEACE MARKET Nov. 24-26 Esperanza Peace & Justice Center 28th annual Mercado de Paz, bringing together more than 100 local and international artisans in an open-air market that offers a community-centered alternative. Handmade pottery, clothing, jewelry, textiles and more make one-stop holiday shopping possible. Admission is free. SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY Nov. 25 La Villita & Market Square

The 33rd annual H-E-B Christmas tree, traditionally erected in front of the Alamo, gets a new home in nearby downtown Travis Park. The lighting ceremony is on Friday, November 24 at 6:00 p.m.

Begin your holiday shopping by exploring local artisan craft shops throughout the La Villita Historic Arts Village and Historic Market Square. You’ll find handcrafted jewelry, clothing and specialty items for each person on your list. FÉRIA DE SANTA CECILIA (Dia Del Musico) Nov. 25-26 Market Square

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River Walk by Fred Gonzales

According to the San Antonio River Walk Association, a nonprofit organization who collaborates with the City of San Antonio to hang the lights each year, these many strands of lights would stretch from the Alamo to Bulverde, a small town that’s 26 miles north of San Antonio. Holiday revelers will also enjoy hopping on one of the new GO Rio boats to cruise beneath the enchanting lights while learning about some of San Antonio’s fascinating history, or you may simply stroll along the River Walk, taking in the various floating choirs who will serenade you with your favorite holiday songs. Stop in the Westin Riverwalk for beautiful in-house made Christmas cookies and a hot mug of hot chocolate. To add to San Antonio’s merriment, the San Antonio River Authority has added lights north of downtown along the Museum Reach of the River Walk since 2012. This year’s River of Lights celebration will kick off on Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. with Santa’s Wonderland on the Brooklyn Avenue Bridge. Enjoy free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, holiday music, chocolate and dessert food trucks, and works by artisan vendors. This year’s event will feature a 30-foot pixel tree created out of lights by San Antonio resident Matt Johnson, the mastermind behind nationally acclaimed holiday light shows. His work, which includes his home, has been featured on ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” and more. Businesses along this portion of the River Walk will decorate their riverfacing facades, and the public will have the opportunity to select their 28 RIO Magazine

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favorite. Voting for the Deck the River contest ends on Dec. 17 on the saratx.org website. Whether this is your first time to experience the beauty of downtown San Antonio during the holidays or your fiftieth, it never gets old. WRITER BIO Denise Barkis Richter, Ph.D., author of “100 Things To Do in San Antonio Before You Die,” has been blogging about San Antonio at facebook.com/ SanAntonioTourist since June of 2010. Her love affair with the Alamo City began at HemisFair in 1968. The River Walk during the holidays is one of Denise’s most favorite things in life. She hopes that everyone gets to experience the magic at least once.

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210 W. Market Street | On the River Walk Exhibition organized by Laura Wilson in collaboration with the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas. Supported by the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture, the Williams-Chadwick Family Charitable Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation and the Host Committee.

Laura Wilson, Cowboys Walking, J.R. Green Cattle Company, Shackelford County, Texas. May 13, 1997; Laura Wilson, Hutterite Girl with Her Horse, Chattahoochee, Surprise Creek Colony, Stanford, Montana, Aug 15, 1992.

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We all know the best way to keep calories at bay is not to over-eat. But with the holidays looming those odds seem highly unlikely. My calorie burning solution of choice is to run, not to a buffet, but through our streets and parks. As a local runner, I hope my tips inspire you to get your feet on the street.

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STEP 1: BLAZING TRAILS San Antonio is blessed with countless running trails which comes in handy when working off that second slice of pumpkin pie with whip cream. Get out there and get your heart pumping while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. This first venue may surprise you despite being a public park. I’m speaking of the River Walk which offers 15-miles of winding sidewalks along the prettiest trails anywhere in town. Downtown River Walk running is best in the early morning before the throngs of visitors begin strolling past hotels, shops, and restaurants. An early morning River Walk run is not only inspiring, it’s well lit and safe (if you fall in, that’s on you), and you can incorporate stairs if you like by crossing over one of over half a dozen footbridges downtown. The river and the sidewalks continue south of downtown for another nine-miles with much wider sidewalks and open space. Embedded in the sidewalks are mile markers with downtown San Fernando Cathedral as your starting point. The scenery changes too with ample wildlife including turtles, birds, butterflies, and more. Four UNESCO recognized missions are located just off the path. Visiting the missions is a good excuse for a rest. Brackenridge Park, located four miles north of downtown, and right next to the San Antonio Zoo, is a runners paradise. The park has its own set of trails loaded with history and charm. Plus if it’s quiet enough you can hear the animals from the nearby San Antonio Zoo and pretend they’re chasing you. Further north, 13-miles northwest of downtown, is Phil Hardberger Park. Hardberger park provides the best variety of trails from paved to unpaved. If running alone, be sure to let someone know where and always wear reflective gear if running at night. STEP 2: FILL UP Now, this is my favorite part. Okay, I know this section is about health but let’s be real the only reason I exercise is so I can eat but in this case, I’m eating exclusively to use these calories for running. Don’t be afraid if you’re on a special diet like Keto, I’ll find you some places to chow down too.

Pink dragonfly, Mission Reach

Let’s start off with the famous carb load. I distinctly remember my runner friends having spaghetti nights before big races but we’re all grown ups here so let’s go with better options. My first pick is going to be Tre Trattoria located 5 miles north (Bonus it’s near Brackenridge, are you sensing a pattern here). If you’re a fan of Food Network’s Iron Chef Gauntlet you’ll be familiar with the name Jason Dady and even better you’ll be able to taste his cooking for yourself. I hear the Campanelle Bolognese makes your gait extra fast but don’t take my word for it. Paisanos has a location on the River Walk for your running convenience and features a multitude of choices. I love sitting outside and watching the people also the weather is much more agreeable and that makes eating pasta a lot more fun. Like I said if you’re on a special diet such as keto, then you’ve got two churrascarias at your service within a distance of the River Walk. Keep this in mind you could run to them but eating in your activewear probably won’t get you in. Opt for smart attire. If you’re not familiar with the term churrascaria it’s a Brazilian steakhouse where you can get all the meat you want. I repeat endless meat. Fogo de Chao is located at the Shops at Rivercenter and Texas de Brazil located on Houston Street. Both are in the middle of downtown. Each has its own unique charm so why not visit both.

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STEP 3: LACE UP Good footwear is a crucial step (pun intended) to achieve your running goals. Who wants to run with shin splints or sore feet? That’s where buying from a specialty running store comes in; trained employees help you select shoes that fit and match your running goals. Fleet Feet Sports is located conveniently about 7 miles north of downtown in the Alamo Quarry. They also have a location about 16 miles northwest if you’re not staying downtown. Their philosophy is real to “help you find the right ‘’FIT’’ in every facet of your active lifestyle”. And if you’re like me and have a million questions they’ll happily answer all of them. Located less than a mile south of downtown is San Antonio Running Company. I like the

downtown proximity and they offer yoga and post-run recovery drinks. STEP 4: RECOVERY Part of a great training plan is including a great recovery plan. So other than changing out of wet clothes, post-run stretching and post-run nutrition/ hydration you need to look into a spa day. A post-run pamper is great motivation to keep running. Two elegant spas located on the River Walk are DASA at Hyatt Regency San Antonio and Mokara located at the Mokara Hotel. WRITERS BIO Gabriela Mata is the founder and creator of @sanantoniolovelist on Instagram with an upcoming blog launching in Fall 2017. Although not originally from San Antonio she has explored the city through her constant search to find the coolest murals and parks.

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CHECK THIS OUT! Talk about a city with something for everyone. San Antonio truly delivers on a wide-range of entertainment options. No one can ever accuse the River City of being a one-trick pony.

DIWALI SAN ANTONIO La Villita Nov. 4, 5-11 p.m. The festival of lights celebration symbolizes the victory of good over evil in the Indian culture. Enjoy the Parade of States, an Indian dance show, Bollywood Zumba, Bhangra Dance-Along, henna temporary tattoos, a food court with a variety of Indian food, and an Indian bazaar with booths selling handmade crafts, clothes, and accessories. You may also enjoy DJed music and dance the night away! Don’t miss the traditional release of the floating candles onto the San Antonio River or the spectacular fireworks finale of this free event. diwalisa.com

RIVER CITY WRESTLING Jake “The Snake” Roberts Turner Club Nov. 3, 8 p.m. One of the genuine icons of WWE wrestling, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, will make a special guest appearance. Plus, a match that’s guaranteed to heat up your November as Katie Forbes will face Rebel. Other matches include RCW International Champion Joey “Super Shot” Spector vs. Baby D in an intergender Fan Lumberjack Strap Match and RCW Champion “Super-Mex” Hernandez teaming with Rob Love against Tag Team Champions “Adorable” Anthony Andrews and Paul Titan. The Turner Club is located in Kirby, 9 miles from San Antonio. rivercitywrestling.net 36 RIO Magazine

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JIM CULLUM JAZZ QUARTET Bar 414 (Sheraton Gunter Hotel) Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band is an traditional acoustic jazz ensemble led by cornetist Jim Cullum, Jr. Since 1989, the band has been featured nationally on their weekly public radio series, River Walk Jazz. Bar 414 pays homage to the rich history of Robert Johnson, the King of the Blues, who recorded sixteen-tracks in his hotel room #414 in November of 1936. Prohibition-era type cocktails stirred with house-made ingredients and bootleg spirits will round out the speakeasy ambiance. JimCullum.com and SheratonGunter.com/bar-414

BRICK AT BLUE STAR Nov. 17, 24 & 25 From First Friday art markets and Sunday shopping to art shows, concerts, performances and game nights, there’s always something going on at Brick at Blue Star. This month includes Black Friday @ Brick, a holiday market bringing together the best artists and makers San Antonio has to offer on Friday, November 24, as well as Shop Rare, a Vintage Market on Friday, November 17. Brick Fest Benefit will feature food, music and vendors on Saturday, November 25, too, so no matter when you have time to pop by, make time to visit Brick at Blue Star. For more information, visit facebook.com/pg/BrickatBlueStar/events

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SPURS MURAL ON MAIN PLAZA Through December 16 Spurs fans (who isn’t?) can take augmented reality photos in front of the eight-foot-by-twelve-foot spray paint and acrylic mural, ¡Viva Coyote! through the EyeJack app which brings the unique digital animation design element to life. Created by local artists Nik Soupe and Shek Vega of Los Otros Murals, the mural was part of the “Go Spurs Go in the 2-1-0” 2017 Spurs Playoffs theme. Free and open to the public on historic Main Plaza, these images will make a great Christmas card family photo. Visit Spurs.com/mural to download the app that brings the artwork to life in shareable videos.

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

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

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

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

THE ORIGINAL MEXICAN RESTAURANT 528 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 224-9951 www.originalmexican.com Tex-Mex - p44 14

GUADALAJARA GRILL 306 W. Market San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9222 www.thehotelcontessa.com Spanish - p44 91

PAESANOS Paesanos River Walk 111 W. Crockett #100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 227-2782 www.paesanosriverwalk.com Italian - p44 91

BELLA ON THE RIVER 106 River Walk St. San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 404-2355 www.bellaontheriver.com Mediterranean BIER GARTEN 124-150 Losoya St San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-7299 www.alamobiergarten.com German - p44 36 BIGA ON THE BANKS 203 S. St. Mary’s Street San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 225-0722 www.biga.com New American Cuisine BOUDRO’S TEXAS BISTRO 421 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-8484 www.boudros.com American - p44 16 CASA RIO 430 E. Commerce San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 225-6718 www.casa-rio.com Tex-Mex - p44 61 CHART HOUSE Tower of the Americas

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Paesanos Lincoln Heights 555 East Basse Rd. (210) 828 5191 Italian Paesanos 1604 3622 Paesanos Parkway (210) 493 1604 Italian PICO DE GALLO

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LA MARGARITA 800 Dolorosa San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 227-7140 www.lamargarita.com Mexican - p50 4

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

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

RIO DE GELATO, PIZZERIA & ITALIAN CAFE 102 Navarro Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205, (21) 223-0800, riodegelato.com Family Recipe Italian p44 2

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

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

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

SALTGRASS STEAK HOUSE 502 River Walk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-9092 www.saltgrass.com Steakhouse - p44 53

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

TEXAS DE BRAZIL 313 E. Houston San Antonio., TX 78205 (210) 299-1600 www.texasdebrazil.com Brazilian Steakhouse - p50 27 TEX’S RIVER WALK SPORTS BAR 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 270-0786 texssportsbar.com American - p44 80 TONY ROMAS The Shops at River Center 849 E Commerce St San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-7662 tonyromas-sanantonio.com Ribs, Seafood, Steak - p44 66 ZOCCA 420 W. Market San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 444-6070 www.zoccariverwalk.com Italian

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL EVENTS 11/24-12/3 THE NUTCRACKER BY BALLET SAN ANTONIO Tobin Center for the Performing Arts The Nutcracker is a magical adventure for the whole family. Young Clara’s mischievous uncle, Herr Drosselmeyer, concocts a fantasy world for Clara, replete with growing Christmas tree and a Nutcracker doll that comes to life and battles a Mouse King. The defeat of the Mouse King brings a fantastic sleigh ride through falling snow and dancing snowflakes. Clara’s visit to the Land of Sweets is a showcase of dancing treats presented by the Sugar Plum Fairy herself. Come see why Ballet San Antonio’s The Nutcracker has become an annual tradition for so many! tobincenter.ticketoffices.com/ The+Nutcracker 11/4 @ 8 p.m. STEVEN TYLER BENEFIT CONCERT Tobin Center for the Performing Arts For this intimate evening of hits, new songs and stories Tyler will be joined on stage by his back-up band, The Loving Mary Band, a new Nashville sextet of successful singerssongwriters-musicians. Proceeds benefit the Tobin Center’s Generation NEXT Education Initiative. tobincenterforthearts. box-officetickets.com

11/11 @ 9 a.m. RIVER RELAY Mission County Park Discover the redeveloped Mission Reach Trail during this 5K run/walk or kayak race. This event will also have Alamo Beer, music, food trucks and familyfriendly environmental and wellness vendors. Proceeds benefit the San Antonio River Foundation to support the creation of more environmental and recreational experiences on the river. sariverfoundation.org/events/river-relay 11/22-26 JAY LAFARR Improv Comedy Club San Antonio-native Jay LaFarr brings his personal comedy experiences to the stage; Mohawk Indian father and British Mum, numerous jobs, failed personal relationships, and his love of cats. Throw in a few songs, and his show has something for everyone. rivercentercomedyclub-com. seatengine.com

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SPECIAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS 11/3-12 Wurstfest Landa Park New Braunfels 11/4 DiwaliSA Downtown 11/10-/11 Luminaria: Contemporary Arts Festival Downtown

KID’S & FAMILY 11/12 @ 2 p.m. The Original Harlem Globetrotters AT&T Center 11/14 Paw Patrol Live Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 11/18 @ 10 a.m. Access Ability Fest Toyota Field

11/11 @ 6 p.m. Let it Snow Alamo Quarry Market

11/18 @ 7:30 p.m. Light the Way University of the Incarnate Word

11/17 @ 8 p.m. College Night Mixer McNay Art Museum

11/18-1/7 Holiday in the Park Six Flags Fiesta Texas

11/18-12/31 Sea World’s Christmas Celebration Sea World San Antonio

11/24-12/31 Holidays in Bloom San Antonio Botanical Garden

11/24 @ 6 p.m. Ford Holiday River Parade Arneson River Theatre

11/24 Peppa Pig’s Surprise Majestic Theater

11/25-26 Fiesta de Santa Cecilia Dia del Musico Market Square

11/27-12/30 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Magik Theatre

11/25-1/7 Holiday Lights River Walk

Through 11/4 Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and other “Just So” Stories Magik Theatre

11/26-12/2 Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza Downtown

COMEDY 11/2-5 Chingo Bling Improv Comedy Club 11/3 @ 7:30 p.m. Jeanne Robertson Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 11/5 @ 7 p.m. Franco Escamilla Majestic Theater

Through 1/6 Science Fiction, Science Future The DoSeum

MUSIC 11/5 @ 7 p.m. Star Wars and Other Epic Adventures Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 11/9 @ 7:30 p.m. Iris Dement Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

11/8-12 Kristin Key Improv Comedy Club

11/10 @ 7:30 p.m. Flamenco Legends by Javier Limon: The Paco de Lucia Project Empire Theatre

11/15-19 Mike Britt Improv Comedy Club

11/10 @ 8 p.m. Noam Pikelny Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

11/29-30 Matt Holt Improv Comedy Club

11/10-11 Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 11/11 @ 7 p.m. AiR1 Positive Hits Tour Freeman Coliseum

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11/11 @ 8 p.m. Amanda y Diego Majestic Theater 11/11 @ 8 p.m. Penny & Sparrow Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 11/14 @ 8 p.m. Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie Majestic Theater 11/17-19 Bolero with the San Antonio Symphony Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 11/19 @ 7 p.m. Le Colibri San Fernando Cathedral 11/25 @ 7 p.m. Blue October Aztec Theatre 11/25 Riders in the Sky Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater 11/28 @ 7 p.m. K-LOVE Christmas Majestic Theater 11/28 @ 7:30 p.m. Lindsey Stirling Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

PERFORMING ARTS 11/2 @ 6 p.m. PJ Masks Live! Time to be a Hero Majestic Theater 11/8 @ 7:30 p.m. Koresh Dance Company Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Through 10/15 The Hunchback of Notre Dame The Playhouse

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Through-1/14 Chuck Ramirez: All This and Heaven Too McNay Art Museum

11/3 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Charlotte Hornets AT&T Center

Through-1/7 2theXtreme Witte Museum

11/5 @ 6 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns AT&T Center

Through 11/26 Antinous, the Emperor’s Beloved: Investigating a Roman Portrait San Antonio Museum of Art

11/7 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers AT&T Center

Through 12/31 International Artist-In Residence Exhibition Artpace

11/10 @ 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Milwaukee Bucks AT&T Center

Through 12/31 Lift: An Exhibition of Kites Artpace

11/11 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Chicago Bulls AT&T Center

Through 11/26 Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art Witte Museum

11/14 @ 10:30 a.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Grand Rapids Griffins AT&T Center 11/17 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City AT&T Center

Through 1/7 Texas in the First World War Institute of Texan Cultures Through 12/10 THAT DAY: Pictures in the American West   Briscoe Western Art Museum

11/18 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Texas Stars AT&T Center 11/18 UTSA Roadrunners vs. Marshall Thundering Hurd Alamodome

11/12 @ 7 p.m. The Princess Bride and Evening with Cary Elwes Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

11/20 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Atlanta Hawks AT&T Center

11/12 @ 7:30 p.m. Old Crow Medicine Show Empire Theatre

11/27 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks AT&T Center

11/24-12/23 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Woodlawn Theatre

Through 12/31 Art in the Garden--George Tobolowsky San Antonio Botanical Garden

11/2 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors AT&T Center

11/10 @ 8 p.m. So You Think You Can Dance Majestic Theater

11/16-18 Assisted Living: The Musical Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

VISUAL ARTS

11/29 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies AT&T Center

11/29 @ 8 p.m. The Hip Hop Nutcracker Majestic Theater RIO Magazine

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SHOPPING ALAMO PLAZA SHIRTS 325 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-2347 Shirts ALAMO QUARRY MARKET 255 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8885 www.quarrymarket.com Shopping Center THE ALLEY ON BITTERS 555 W. Bitters Rd. San Antonio, TX 78206 (210) 494-3226 www.TheAlleyOnBitters.com Unique collection of shops and artists BONITA RITA’S 245 E. Commerce, #100 San Antonio, TX 78205 CALIENTE HARLEY DAVIDSON 7230 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78245 (210) 681-2254 www.calienteharley.com Harley Davidson Rentals CASA SALAZAR 216 E. Houston San Antonio, 78205 210-472-2272 themajestic.com/casa Fine Mexican Imports THE COLLECTION 7959 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 826-3130 thecollectionsanantonio.com Shopping Center CLASSIC OLD TIME PHOTOS 123 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-475-9899 Photos DEL SOL OF SAN ANTONIO 321 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-231-0900 www.delsol.com Clothing DOS CAROLINAS 303 Pearl parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 224-7000 www.doscarolinas.com Custom Handmade Guayaberas EL MERCADO 514 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78207 210-207-8600 www.sanantonio.gov/marketsquare Traditional Mexican Market FIESTA ON MAIN 2025 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 738-1188 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas 42 RIO Magazine

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 General Merchandise

NORTH STAR MALL 7400 San Pedro San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 340-6627 www.northstarmall.com Shopping MalL PARIS HATTERS 119 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3453 www.parishatters.com Cowboy Hats - p50 6

GALLERY VETRO CREATIVE ARTGLASS 250 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-0001 Glass Art, Jewelry, Gifts

PENNERS DOWNTOWN 311 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2487 www.pennersinc.com Iconic Men’s Clothing Store

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

OUT WEST 215 1/2 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, Texas 78205 Phone (210) 224-8804 Clothing & Gift Shop

HUEBNER OAKS 11745 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 shophuebneroaks.com Shopping Center KATHLEEN SOMMERS 2417 North Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 732-8437 kathleensommers.com Local Fashions & Jewelry KENDRA SCOTT 310 East Basse Rd. #101 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 591-7180 www.kendrascott.com Jewelry LOS PATIOS 2015 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 655-6171 www.lospatios.com Unique local shops LUCCHESE BOOT COMPANY 255 East Basse Rd #800 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9419 www.lucchese.com Custom Boots and Western wear MELISSA GUERRA 303 Pearl Parkway#104 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 293-3983 melissaguerra.com Latin Kitchen Market MERCADORITA’S 245 E. Commerce & Bonita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-286-7432

SAN ANGEL FOLK ART 110 Blue Star San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 226-6688 www.sanangelfolkart.com Mexican Cultural Arts 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 Shopping Mall 77T’S SOUVENIRS & T-SHIRTS 207 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-549-1279 www.77tshirts.com T-Shirt TEXAS ACCENT GENERAL STORE 803 S. Zarzamora San Antonio, TX 78207 210-435-2446 General Merchandise

Shop for great River Walk merchandise online at sa-river-walk.myshopify.com

THE TWIG BOOK SHOP 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com Locally Owned Book Store THE UNOFFICIAL BEST OF TEXAS 101 Alamo Plaza, #3 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-0242 THE VINEYARD 1207 North Loop 1604 W San Antonio, TX 78258 thevineyardshoppingcenter.com Shopping Center WYNDHAM SAN ANTONIO RIVERWALK 111 E. Pecan Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-489-9768 www.sawyncom THE WESTIN RIVERWALK 420 W. Market Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-413-9731 www.westin.com

TIENDA LA GARZA 110 Broadway, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2133 Mexican Folk Art, Books and Apparel TPJ GIFT SHOP 849 E. Commerce #673 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-9066 TRESOR 310 E. Houston SanAntonio, TX 78205 210-994-5545 www.tresorllc.com p50 52

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21 Tienda La Garza

1 Ristorante Pico de Gallo

22 The Amazing Mirror Maze

2 Rio de Gelato

23 San Antonio General Store

3 Mi Tierra Cafe Y Panaderia

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5 Denny’s 18 Francesco’s Gelato 20 Pat O’Brien’s 26 Schilo’s 27 Texas De Brazil 28 Houston Street Bistro 36 Augies Alamo City BBQ Steakhouse 37 Bohanan’s

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44 Bourbon Street Seafood Kitchen River Walk Downtown

30 Ripley’s Haunted Adventure/ Tomb Rider 3D

31 Guiness World Records Museum 32 Ripley’s Believe it or Not/

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33 The Alamo 35 Tobin Center 38 Angelita’s 40 VFW Post 76 41 Market Square 42 Spanish Governor’s Palace

45 Schakolad

48 Alta Vista Skate Shop

46 Thai Lao Orchid

52 Tresor

50 Nectar Wine Bar and Ale House 51 Biga on the Banks ATTRACTIONS & SHOPPING 38 Plaza Taxco 6 Paris Hatters 7 Buckhorn Saloon & Museum 8 The Pearl 9 Shops at RiverCenter

29 Aztec Theatre

4 La Margarita Mexican

10 Tower of the Americas/

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HOTELS 12 Wyndham Garden River Walk 15 Crockett Hotel 16 Gunter Hotel 17 Menger Hotel 24 El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel 43 Marriott Plaza San Antonio MISCELLANEOUS 34 CitySightseeing Double Decker Tour

13 San Antonio Museum of Art

38 USO

14 Institute of Texan Culture

68 SegCity Segway Tours

18 Yasmin’s Boutique

69 San Antonio Public Library

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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 B & C LEATHER DESIGNS & UNIQUE FINDS La Villita - Bldg. 24 San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-724-8521, 210-464-1126 - 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 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

MUSTANG GREY’S La Villita - Bldg. 17 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.222.1894 www.lavillita.com - p44 38 PLAZA TAXCO La Villita, Bldg.16B San Antonio, TX 78205 210-994-5259 www.plazataxco.com - p44 38 POPULUX COMMISSARY/ HOUSE PAINT La Villita - Bldg. 3 San Antonio, Texas 78205 populuxcommissary/facebook.com 210-883-4259 - 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 VILLAGE GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 10 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-0404 www.waltglasspottery.net Art Gallery - p44 38 VILLITA STAINED GLASS La Villita - Bldg. 1 San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-223-4480 www.sparkleonsa.com Art Gallery - p44 38

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15 Paesanos - Lincoln Heights

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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

21 The Alamo

7 Vineyard Shopping Center

18 San Antonio Aquarium

22 Mission Conception

8 Alamo Quarry Market

19 Morgan’s Wonderland

23 Mission San José

9 Splashtown

20 The DoSeum

24 Mission San Juan

10 Alamo Helicopter Tours

27 Flipz Trampoline Park

25 Mission Espada

11 San Antonio Zoo

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS DINING/RESTAURANTS

Acenar www.acenar.com 210-222-2362

Barriba www.barribacantina.com 210-228-9876 Boudro’s A Texas Bistro on the River Walk www.boudros.com 210-224-8484 Casa Rio & Schilo’s www.casario.com 210-225-6718 www.schilos.com 210-223-6692

Paesanos RiverWalk www.paesanosriverwalk.com 210-227-2782 Pizzaritas www.pizzaritas.com 210-293-7842 Rainforest Café www.rainforestcafe.com 210-277-6300 The Republic of Texas therepublicoftexasrestaurant.com 210-226-6256 Restaurante Pico de Gallo www.picodegallo.com 210-225-6060

Chart House www.toweroftheamericas.com 210-223-3101

Rio de Gelato www.riodegelato.com 210-223-0800

The County Line www.countyline.com 210-229-1941

Rio Rio Cantina www.riorioriverwalk.com 210-226-8462

Denny’s Riverwalk www.dennys.com 210-223-4321

Rita’s on the River www.ritasontheriver.com 210-227-RITA

Dick’s Last Resort www.dickslastresort.com 210-224-0026

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

Ghirardelli www.ghirardelli.com 210-627-6064

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

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

Phillips Entertainment/Guiness Book of World Records Museum www.alamoplazaattractions.com 210-226-2828 Mirror Maze 210-224-2288 Ripley’s/Waxworks www.ripleys.com 210-224-9299

TOURS

Alamo SegCity Segway Tours www.segcity.com 210-224-0773 City Sightseeing Double Decker Tour San Antonio www.citysightseeingsanantonio.com 210-224-8687

BARS/PUBS

Howl at the Moon www.howlatthemoon.com 210-212-4770 MadDogs British Pub www.maddogs.net 210-222-0220 BierGarten www.biergartenriverwalk.com 210-212-7299 Naked Iguana www.nakediguanariverwalkbar.com 210-226-8462

COMEDY CLUB

Improv Comedy Club www.sanantoniocomedyclubs.com 210-229-1400

HOTELS

Wyndham Resorts www.wyndham.com

The BarWalk www.TheBarWalk.com

B & C Leather Designs & Unique Finds 210-724-8521; 210-464-1126 Market Square www.marketsquaresa.com 210-207-8600

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

Paris Hatters www.parishatters.com 210-223-3453

Maria Mia www.mariamiamexicanbistro.com 210-272-0403

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

Mi Tierra Café www.mitierracafe.com 210-225-1262

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

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Natural Bridge Caverns www.naturalbridgecavernscom 210-651-6101

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

SHOPPING

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

The Original Mexican Restaurant & Bar www.theoriginalmexican.com 210-224-9951

ATTRACTIONS

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

NIGHTLIFE

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

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

Landry’s Seafood www.landrysseafood.com 210-229-1010

La Margarita Mexican Restaurant www.lamargarita.com 210-227-7140

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

MUSEUM

Briscoe Western Art Museum www.briscoemuseum.org 210-299-4499 Buckhorn Saloon & Museum www.buckhornmuseum.com 210-247-4000

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