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IN THIS ISSUE FAMILY FUN Trip the Light Fantastic By Carole Miller

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SIP & SAVOR Oh, My Goodness By Edmund Tijerina

28 CULTURE & COMMUNITY Upstaging Mother Nature—Museum Month By Dan R. Goddard

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GREAT FINDS Hecho a Mano: Handmade By Dawn Robinette

IN EVERY ISSUE FEATURES 12 16 20 24

Sip & Savor Family Fun Be Entertained Great Finds

28 Culture & Community 32 Recreation 36 24/48/72 Hours

GUIDES 40 Food & Drink 42 Arts & Entertainment 44 Shopping

MAPS 46 River Walk 47 Museum Reach & King William 52 Downtown 58 Greater San Antonio

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ON THE COVER San Antonio area Krispy Kreme shops will feature Día de los Muertos, and Halloween themed doughnuts Oct. 1 – Nov. 4. Specialty doughnuts include Sugar Skull, Halloween Sprinkles, Jack-O’-Lantern and the Monster. Kids 12 and under wearing a costume will receive a free doughnut on Oct. 31 at any of the four San Antonio Krispy Kreme shops. These specialty doughnuts will also be available on Oct. 26 at the Haunted River event on the River Walk. The cover photo was taken (and eaten) by Joe Chidgey.

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A HAUNTINGLY FUN TIME Known for our party reputation; San Antonio is notorious for throwing a good time. This month’s stories in RIO Magazine will reinforce the notion that if you want to have fun, this is the place to be. RIO writers will have you soaring six-stories in the air, immersing yourself in San Antonio’s museum month, surrounded by migrating Monarch butterflies, challenged to navigate a maze, or indulging in gourmet doughnuts. Saturday, Oct. 26 the River Walk transforms to a Haunted River suitable for all levels of scardy-cats. This will be a ghoulishly exciting time for the whole family. Use #SAriverwalk during your adventures for us to repost your social media photos.

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Charlie Biedenharn—turned their attention to bring artisan donuts to the Pearl’s Food Hall. The trio built a name for themselves with croissants, pastries, and their signature French macarons before entering the doughnut and fried pie game. Among their regular flavors are Chocolate Sea Salt, Original Glazed, Fried Cinnamon Roll and a seasonal filled doughnut that changes regularly. The name Maybelle is a memorial to Charlie’s late dog of 14 years. Maybelle was adopted on the Yavapai reservation in 2001 as a stray puppy and lived a life filled with adventure and decadent treats, (often “people food”). When working on a name for the new endeavor, the trio felt it was all too fitting that this doughnut shop bears the namesake of a great dog and a wonderful friend. At the Pearl food hall, the doughnuts from Maybelle’s are a perfect dessert after stopping for a bite at the nearby stalls for burgers or ramen—or balancing out a healthy meal at a vegetable-forward spot. They’re also good by themselves as a stand-alone treat and can go nicely with a drink from the food hall’s bar. Maybelle’s

DUCK DONUTS TAKING SA BY STORM The newest entrant into the doughnut wars was founded in the town of Duck, North Carolina, and the lines at this place attest to its popularity. The goodies begin with a base of a vanilla cake doughnut,

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topped with all kinds of extravagance: maple icing with chopped bacon, peanut butter icing with raspberry drizzle, and strawberry icing with rainbow sprinkles are just a few of the combinations. What makes this place stand out is its made-toorder doughnuts. Doughnuts start with a vanilla cake base then customers select coatings, such as cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar, chocolate icing, peanut butter icing; then a topping, such as Oreos, bacon pieces, chopped peanuts or Graham crackers; and finally a drizzle of either hot fudge, marshmallow, salted caramel raspberry or blackberry. It’s no surprise that it began in 2007 with a single store in North Carolina, which grew to four stores in 2012 and eventually grew to 196 stores at the end of 2017. And only a few months after opening in San

Antonio, it scored a Readers’ Choice awards from the daily newspaper. S.A. TRADITION AT ORIGINAL DONUT SHOP Only in San Antonio can you find a place that is known for its doughnuts and its breakfast tacos. The Original Donut Shop offers two drive-thru lines, which get packed in the early mornings. One lane is for doughnuts and the other for tacos. Many mornings, the lanes will back up onto Fredericksburg Road. Whenever there’s a choice between snagging some doughnuts or tacos, the truly correct answer is both. Freshly rolled flaky flour tortillas hold the array of classic fillings. The huevos rancheros are every bit as good as the tacos and doughnuts. But when it comes to doughnuts, the must-try is the classic glazed doughnuts, beloved since

the place opened in the 1950s. DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATED AT KRISPY KREME With five locations in San Antonio, Krispy Kreme is the perfect choice for easy access to fresh, warm and delicious mouthfuls of heaven. In 1933 Vernon Rudolph purchased a secret recipe for yeast-raised doughnuts from a New Orleans-French chef. The first store opened locally in 2002 and lines formed around the building for the first year. Krispy Kreme not only maintains a loyal following but is also known for their philanthropic ties in the community. A photo of Krispy Kreme’s October’s seasonal doughnuts grace the cover of the magazine. Seasonal flavors are awaited with mouthwatering anticipation. October features Dia de los Muertos, and Halloween themed doughnuts are creatively delicious.

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WRITER BIO: Edmund Tijerina is an award-winning food writer and the author of San Antonio’s Best Restaurants. Catch him at SanAntoniosBestRestaurants.com.

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doughnut or donut?

Even though a lot of places spell their famous treats as donut, a quick look at the dictionary says the correct spelling is doughnut. The shorter spelling is described as a “less common spelling.” We can debate which spellings are more common. Preferably, over a cup of coffee and a plate of doughnuts.

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Art in the Park at Hemisfair Park

FAMILY FUN

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When it comes to family adventures, San Antonio has an immense amount of tricks or treats for all, especially during October. There’s fun under the sun and magic happening morning, noon and night. Everyone from the young to the old, early birds to night owls, can all enjoy an abundance of River City autumn activities. ALL SWEETNESS AND LIGHT Would you believe there are life-sized chess boards, large visual and sound art displays, big, shady trees and places to splash around, right smack-dab in the middle of downtown? The Yanaguana Garden located at Hemisfair Park includes more than four acres of nothing-but-playground for all ages and ability levels. The Pre-K Play has spinning bowls, a rotating net climber and toddler swings. The Games Plaza has ping pong tables, foosball, chess tables, a bocce ball court and oversized chess and checker pieces for the older kids. There’s also a Splash Pad filled with bubbling jets of water, colorful lights that display the beauty that surrounds, and tons of fun for everyone. So climb, crawl, swing, leap or slide your way into a day of fun complete with an optional picnic under one of the shady trees.

Butterfly Jubilee at Hemisfair Park

On Oct. 6 Hemisfair is throwing its 3rd anniversary birthday bash. The celebration begins at 5 p.m. in true 80’s fashion with Sound Stone playing classic 80’s hits. The event will feature Hula Hoops Act by Aqua Acro Entertainment, Glow Yoga at 8:30 p.m., photo ops, and a birthday cake to round out the festivities. Everyone is welcome to be a part of the spectacular celebration. Every first Saturday there is an opportunity to bring the whole family to experience Yanaguana Garden’s Super Fun Saturday activities. October is also the time of year to celebrate the Monarch migration and witness thousands of beautiful butterflies flying into San Antonio. Butterfly Jubilee takes place Saturday, Oct. 6, 16 RIO Magazine

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from 1-3 p.m in Hemisfair Park so come out and enjoy the butterflies but stay after for the free cake. Or bring light to the darkness of cancer and discover the value of helping others during the Light the Night Walk to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. All registered participants receive an illuminated lantern in one of three colors. Survivors carry white lanterns, supporters carry red lanterns and those walking in memory of loved ones lost to cancer carry gold lanterns. Filled with music, fireworks thesanantonioriverwalk.com

and empowering ceremonies honoring those touched by cancer, this memorable evening is an uplifting experience where teams of families can raise money together for a great cause. Join the journey and Light the Night on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. Every family member can let their imagination run wild and become a superhero, a Picasso or Meryl Streep during Art in the Park hosted by local partners, the Magik Theatre and Inspire Community Fine Arts Center. Put a twinkle in the toes of Broadway babies (ages 4-11) during free dance lessons with

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San Antonio Dance Umbrella, a non-profit organization committed to the growth and preservation of dance, on Saturday, Oct. 6 and 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The adult version of Haunted River takes place at the Arneson River Theatre with a $1,000 grand prize costume contest, live music, a flash mob Halloween dance.

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Adding to the family film fun, Santikos Entertainment hosts four free movies in October, leading up to the days before Halloween. Every Saturday in October at 11 a.m., enjoy a free “spooky” movie at Santikos Silverado 16 located at 11505 W. Loop 1604 North. (Tickets will be given on a first come, first serve basis so make sure all family witches and warlocks arrive early.) The monster mash-up movie schedule features: “Casper”

The River Walk transforms into the Haunted River on Oct. 26 starting at 6 p.m. when two separate but equally fun Halloween events take place. The family-version will be held at the Shops at Rivercenter with a costume contest judged by none other than San Antonio Batman and his super-hero friends. Trick-ortreat at over a dozen locations on the River Walk with free goody bags and trick-or-treat map to the first 1,000 children thanks to Topgolf San Antonio. Other activities include a DJ, face painting and activation by several Rivercenter shops.

(Oct. 7), “The Addams Family” (Oct. 14), “Monster House” (Oct. 21) and “Coraline” (Oct. 28). After dark, October becomes spooky. From ghosts to goblins, tricks and treats, why not gather together under the cover of darkness and watch an exciting movie together? After tripping the light fantastic, check out the Fantastic Four fight crime at the Southtown Cinema movie series. Come for happy hour with live music, food, beer and cocktails  and stay for the showing of “Justice League” on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m.

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Carole Miller is a local freelance writer and the mother of three (Sydney, Nick and Faith). A graduate of the University of Georgia, this former ballerina enjoys butterflies, free movies and hanging out with her fun family.

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Upstaging mother nature

By Susan Yerkes

MUSEUM MONTH

Blue Star Arts District

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O C T O B E R I S S A N A N T O N I O M U S E U M M O N T H— T H E P E R F E C T T I M E T O W I T N E S S T H E C I T Y ’S COOLEST AND MOST PIC TURESQUE PL ACES OPEN T O T H E P U B L I C . P R E PA R E YO U R S E L F F O R S O M E E Y E – P O P P I N G D I S P L AY S O F D A Z Z L I N G C O L O R S A N D S E E T H E H E A LT H Y C O M P E T I T I O N L O C A L M U S E U M S G I V E M O T H E R N AT U R E. At Artpace, check out the Borderlands Collective show, where viewers are invited to bring along their imaginations for this collaborative art project tracing family histories of migration. Artpace’s 15th annual Chalk It Up! Festival, transforms downtown Houston St. and Main Ave. into a dazzling canvas for some of the city’s most 20 RIO Magazine

talented and creative spirits. You can watch, listen to live bands, or grab some chalk and create a temporary masterpiece.

in both institutions and features 35 artists from nations across the Americas. Or check out Blue Star’s First Friday Art Market, a terrific, trendy art festival with food, drink, all kinds of entertainment and sales from galleries to boutiques.

Blue Star Contemporary is the anchor of the ultra-cool Blue Star district. And since San Antonio is among the cities directly on the path of the annual Monarch butterfly migration, it seems fitting that Blue Star teams up with the acclaimed Southwest School of Art to present Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly. The show spans galleries

Who doesn’t love the Wild West? It comes to life at the beautiful Briscoe Western Art Museum, located on the River Walk. The building (the town’s first main library) and art-filled grounds alone are worth a visit. Happening inside the museum is Fall Fandango – a concert celebrating the museum’s fifth anniversary with an exhibition taking place called Destino: a stunning interactive experience built on thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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the Briscoe’s magnificent collection of vintage stereographs of San Antonio that will captivate adults and children alike. Speaking of children, The Doseum invites families to create their own future world tomorrow in the Dream Tomorrow Today show – one of the fantastic new museum’s fabulous child-centered attractions in 64,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. For the adults, come out to play at the wildly popular ReDo: Fall Fest and Hay There! Halloween costume party. Virtually across the street from the Doseum, The Witte Museum’s Tricentennial show, Confluence and Culture: 300 years of San Antonio History, is another interactive experience. From the Hall of Dinosaurs and Texas Deep Time, experience the Confluence of Cultures show where the Witte more than lives up to its motto, “Where Nature, Science and Culture Meet.”

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The San Antonio Museum of Art, housed in a magnificently repurposed historic brewery not far from the brewery-centered Pearl District, is another cultural gem. October exhibitions include the works of celebrated modernist John Martin and renowned artist Marilyn Lanfear, whose elegant use of everyday materials, from buttons to carved wood, tell great tales of her own Texas heritage. Tickle your ears with the electric music of Yachting With the Kennedys in the galleries, and choose a side at the Saints and Sinners Art Party which will be rocking the courtyard and garden. Enjoy Destination Maine, An Autumn Coastal Evening or be a guest for the Halloween Haunted History Tour, which teases out the museum’s scarier side. At the McNay Art Museum, you’ll find treasures from modern masters from Van Gogh to Picasso. This month also brings new exhibitions, including Póp América! and much more. Whatever your artistic inclination, take time to explore this beautiful mansion and stunning, art-filled courtyards. The McNay rocks with its Second Thursday open RIO Magazine

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When & Where THE DOSEUM Oct. 26 ReDo: Fall fest & Hay There THE WITTE MUSEUM Oct Confluence & Culture ARTPACE Oct. 15 Chalk It Up! SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART Oct. 6 Marilyn Lanfear exhibit John Marin exhibit Oct. 12 Yachting with the Kennedys, music Oct. 25 Saints & Sinners Art Party Destination Maine Oct. 30 Halloween Haunted History Tour MCNAY ART MUSEUM Oct. 11 Second Thursday Open House INSTITUTE OF TEXAN CULTURES Oct Brewing Up Texas SAN ANTONIO ART LEAGUE & MUSEUM Oct. 7 Artist of the Year Talk & Jazz Concert VILLA FINALE Oct. 12–13 Hello from the Other Side: 75 Years of Spiritualism & a Live Séance SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK Oct. 4 Michael Nye’s Four Voices exhibit Oct. 19–21 Mexican Art & Sale, Mata Ortiz pottery

house, featuring live music, food trucks and fun with art outside, and free gallery tours inside. Back downtown, browse through the Viva Hemisfair! Exhibit at the big, blocky Institute of Texan Cultures - adjacent to the skyscraping Tower of the Americas. See how a World’s Fair pushed San Antonio into a civic spotlight that changed the very culture of the city just fifty years ago. Don’t miss the Viva ITC! Exhibition, which charts the course of the institute itself, established during Hemisfair as a treasure trove made up of the many diverse cultures that built this city and the state of Texas itself. October is the last month to see Brewing Up Texas, an exhibit that displays and pays tribute to the great old brewers and their powerful impact on the city. Your Museum-a-palooza includes two stops in historic King William district, just south of downtown, where old mansions and charming cottages streets line the streets. Check out the cozy galleries of the San Antonio Art League and Museum, or attend the Artist of the Year talk and Jazz concert. Don’t miss Villa Finale, a few blocks away, where fascinating pieces fill the glorious

Italianate estate of one of San Antonio’s great art collectors. It’s also a great place to connect with the Halloween spirit. The Villa partners with the San Antonio Conservation Society’s nearby Steves Homestead, another showcase of the past, present a program titled “Hello From The Other Side: 75 Years of Spiritualism and a Live Séance.” Last but far from least, the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, includes four of San Antonio’s five wonderfully preserved Spanish frontier missions. There will be an opening reception at Mission Concepción, where artist Michael Nye’s Four Voices exhibit, which uses photos and audio interviews bringing to life the missions and the city itself. Mission San José, the “Queen of the Missions” puts on a great show and sale of Mexican art, including the famous Mata Ortiz pottery and Oaxacan woodwork. Following that, San Jose will host a memorable exhibit of Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) ofrendas – personal altars to the deceased that cherish Mexican heritage. And the deal is even sweeter thanks to the city’s cool VIVA Culture and Missions buses, offering special fare-free Saturdays and day passes to all the Museum Month sites.

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By Dawn Robinette

Work created by hand, made one by one, born from someone’s talent and creativity, is a unique treasure. San Antonio is teeming with handmade goods, or “hecho a mano,” with talented makers throughout the city readily sharing their crafts. Textiles, leather, pottery, glass and more are stitched, painted, molded and blown into treasures. Whether you’re a collector or appreciate artistry and talent that goes into each piece—San Antonio’s bounty of handcrafted goods will satisfy any treasure hunter. Good hunters go where handmade treasures are bountiful and La Villita is a sure bet. The tree-shaded trove of shops just a stairway off the River Walk offers an array of quality, fun finds. The area’s present harkens to its past: the artisans and craftspeople who fill La Villita have electricity and modern comforts, but they sell their crafts the same way that shop owners and tenants did in the late 1800s. Every shop in La Villita deserves exploring, but a favorite is B&C Leather Designs and Unique Finds, where you’ll find a fantastic array of jewelry and leather goods, most of which are handcrafted by Bobby and Claudia Brown. The talented couple create gorgeous pieces onsite in a small studio just off of the showroom. Handpainted leather bracelets will catch your eye, but you’ll also be dazzled by the different colors and textures of leather they use to create everything from earrings to belts and much more. They feature goods from other artists they know, carefully curating a collection of products from other craftspeople. B&C also offers to work with you for customized pieces. Another favorite stop in La Villita is Bird and Pear, where you’re enveloped in color the minute you step through the door. It’s hard to focus on just one thing because every inch of the shop is filled with something that demands your attention. A rainbow of serape, embroidered fabrics, and

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pom-pom fringes include pillows, wristlets, bracelets, make-up bags, tea towels, hats and more. Owner Liz Leatherbury started Bird and Pear after coming across a stash of old embroidered Mexican dresses at an estate sale. Entranced by the handwork and colors, she purchased them and began crafting. Much of what you’ll love in Bird and Pear is created in the working studio above the shop, where Mexican serape blankets and dress fabrics are reimagined. La Villita is also home to talented metalsmiths: artists who bend and shape metal into fantastic designs. Equinox, housing the studio of owner and artist Alejandro Sifuentes, features Sifuentes’ work alongside studio jewelers from across the country, as well as San Antonio metalsmiths and artists. As you gaze at the shimmering pieces, remember that each began as a hard lump of unpolished metal. From the pristine polish of silver so shiny you can see your reflection in it, to the iridescent peacock luster of black Tahitian pearls; each piece is more beautiful than the one before.

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Just around the corner from Equinox, step into the warm glow of Copper Gallery, a gallery and store featuring the work of Salvador and Claudia Negrete, fourth-generation metalsmiths. The aptly-named Copper features the metal best known for being the color of pennies. But in the hands of the Negretes, it turns into beautifully functional works of art. The shop features fantastic arrays of pieces, offering everything from platters, vases and jewelry to the kitchen sink—you can find bathroom, bar and farm sinks, too. The Negretes use natural patinas, as well as brown and black, giving the hand-hammered copper art a different look. Everything is produced by hand locally: no machines or molds used. Some pieces are oil painted, while others feature 24 karat gold leaf or fine silver. Just south of La Villita lies Southtown offering hand-crafted wares and home to a variety of artist’s studios and workspaces, as well as fabulous dining. A must-see is Garcia Art Glass where you’ll be amazed by the art and function created with dizzying talent paired with the aid of a 2,200-degree furnace. The studio’s collection of one-of-a-kind, hand blown art creations is mesmerizing as it displays work specializing from the functional to the whimsical. It’s easy to understand why founder and creative director Gini Garcia’s unique flair has garnered awards. Each piece is more

fantastic than the next, with vases, platters, paperweights, and statues that defy description. Watching the artisans craft with rods, furnaces, and blowtorches will leave your mouth agape and give you a new appreciation for the colorful, sleek treasures they create. Not far from the beauty of Garcia Art Glass, a Southtown favorite is Blue Star Arts Complex, home to many artists’ studios and shops. To see a terrific collection of hand-crafted wares, visit Mockingbird Handprints, offering unique textiles and art, as well as ceramics, paper, and print artists. The shop offers an eclectic mix of art and home accents, as well as clothing, jewelry, cards and more from local and regional artists. What you’ll find is always changing and evolving, especially since different artists are featured every two months. Jane Bishop, owner of Mockingbird Handprints, designs and Garcia Art dyes custom textiles for interiors and wearables, Glass and you’ll find many of her creations in the shop, or you can work with her on custom upholstery and fabrics. You’ll also find gorgeous, functional ceramics from Diana Kersey, whose work can be enjoyed as public art on the Houston Street bridge and another in Brackenridge. After all, what could be a better than something handmade by a local talent?

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Traditionally, Oktoberfest celebrates the 1810 marriage of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig, who became King Ludwig I, but beer historians claim the inspiration of the fall festival was the arrival of the first lager beer after the summer heat. Beer, no doubt, was drunk at the wedding celebration, which has evolved from its origins in Munich into a worldwide celebration of German culture.

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Germans arrived in Texas during the 1830s, attracted by promises of cheap land with “a winterless climate like that of Sicily.” During the 1840s when wars and political turmoil roiled Europe, more than 7,000 Germans reached the new land through what became known as the German Emigration Company. They settled on small farms in the Texas Hill Country, establishing towns known today as Fredericksburg and New Braunfels.

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Prosperous Germans built wedding-cake Victorian houses in downtown San Antonio’s King William Historic District from the 1850s to the 1870s, when settlers called the neighborhood Little Rhine. Today, people of German descent make up the largest ethnic group in Texas derived directly from Europe, about 17.5 percent of the state’s population. Munich, traditionally, holds Oktoberfest for 16 days, beginning on a Saturday in September when the weather is mild and ending on the first Sunday in October. Since September can feel a lot like August in South Texas, San Antonio celebrates Oktoberfest primarily during the first two weeks of October, although there are opportunities throughout the month to hoist your stein and shout, “Prost!” thesanantonioriverwalk.com

Bier Garten River Walk Tucked in beside the waterfall, situated under the live oaks, leading from Alamo Plaza down to the Hyatt Regency Hotel, lies Bier Garten serving authentic Bavarian fare year-round. Wooden paddleboards are loaded down with German sausages, pretzels, kraut, kraut balls (a must try) and stout German-styled brown

mustard. Enjoy chilled beer from one of the largest selections of import and craft beer on the River Walk. During Oktoberfest, October 5-7, they roll out polka bands, sing-alongs, stein-hoisting contests, dancing, and yodeling. Each day of the fest begins with a parade and ceremonial tapping of the keg. RIO Magazine

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San Antonio Beer Festival

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The Austin Polka Band performs on October 5, and the Derek Lewis Trio plays October 6 and October 7. MC Kimbo will be rocking each day. The Bier Garten will have beer specials every single day with specific beer products coming with specialty glassware take-homes. Beethoven Maennerchor Founded in 1867, San Antonio’s Beethoven Maennerchor is one of the oldest German singing societies in Texas, dedicated to preserving German song, music, and language. Located in the Beethoven Halle und Garten at the intersection of South Alamo and Pereida in the King William Historic District, the Beethoven Maennerchor celebrates Oktoberfest from 5 p.m. till midnight on Fridays and Saturdays during the first two weekends of October. Under the parent organization of the men’s chorus are the Damenchor, or women’s chorus, the Kinderchor, or children’s chorus, Germania Chor, mixed chorus, concert band, and dance band. The Beethoven also hosts the German folk dancers, Volkstanz Verein. While millions crowd Munich’s Oktoberfest, the Beethoven’s celebration is much more intimate. Dance under the stars of the Garten while enjoying German food, beer, and entertainment. You’ll see folks wearing lederhosen and dirndls, the traditional garb of Oktoberfest since 1887, and you’re guaranteed to hear the “Chicken Dance.” Admission is $5 at the gate. San Antonio Beer Festival German immigrants brought with them the techniques for making lager beer and by 1876

Texas had more than 44 breweries. Adolphus Busch revolutionized the Texas beer industry in 1883 by building the state’s first large, mechanized brewery in San Antonio, Lone Star Brewery. San Antonio continued to be a major producer of beer until Prohibition in the 1920s, which ended the golden age of Texas breweries. Today, San Antonio is experiencing a renaissance of beer making, thanks to the Texas Legislature, which passed a law in 1993 allowing brewpubs and microbreweries. Alamo Beer, Ranger Creek, Freetail, Weathered Souls, Southerleigh, Busted Sandal, and Blue Star, are just a few of the beer brewing companies now based in San Antonio. In 2005, San Antonio established the San Antonio Beer Festival. The festival takes place on October 20 at Dignowity and Lockwood Parks on San Antonio’s East Side and offers a chance to sample local brews as well as more than 450 premium and craft beers from more than 150 breweries around the world. Jam-packed with unique casks, one-ofa-kind collaborations and your favorite porters, stouts, pilsners, ales, wheats, Belgians, ciders, and lagers, this festival also features music, games, wines, ciders, food trucks and food booths. Open to everyone 21 and over. Feel free to bring lawn chairs and blankets to the parks. A portion of the proceeds benefits the San Antonio Food Bank.

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Vintage San Antonio in 3-D

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Had Boudro’s been serving on the River Walk back then, Jim Bowie could have carved his Center Cut Top Sirloin with a butter knife. Prime steaks, Gulf Coast seafood and the best Margaritas around have made Boudro’s one of the Alamo City’s most loved restaurants. Frommers says “Everybody loves this old standby on the River Walk.” Join us riverside, inside or (with reservations) on a barge dinner cruise.

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Are you ready to gain a new perspective? Perhaps a bird’s-eye view as you zip line above the Texas Hill country landscapes is just the thing! Want to stay grounded but still feel adventurous? We’ve got some of that too. Natural Bridge Caverns First, we’re heading 40 minutes east of downtown to Natural Bridge Caverns. Named for the natural rock formation outside the entrance to the caverns discovered in 1960. But we’re not going down under; we’re soaring through the air six-stories high. The Canopy Challenge is a 60-foot, fourtier adventure course, and you have 30-minutes to grapple your way to the top. Watch out for the 47-course obstacles on your way to the summit where you zip line to the other side of the park. For those who prefer to stay earthbound, navigate AMAZEN’ Ranch Roundup maze designed with real ranch materials. Hustle to beat the clock and your friends through this 5,000 square foot maze. Reservations are not required, and plenty of free parking is available.

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Wimberley Zipline Adventures Let’s go to Wimberley Zipline Adventures for a zip lining and hiking experience. An hour from downtown, this adventure course is located in the Hill Country wilderness of Four Winns’ Ranch. The tour covers canyons, creeks, and offers 15-mile views of Wimberley Valley. Enjoy walking tours of Wimberly Valley, followed by flying 100 feet in the air at 30 miles per hour. Each line ranges in length from 150-feet to 900feet for a mile of zip line fun. Prepare for the outdoor adventure of a lifetime. The two-hour tour is $80 per person for ages 9 and up, and reservations are a must.

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Helotes Hill Country Ziplines Get ready to soar as we head up to the Hill Country to explore Helotes Hill Country Ziplines. Just a 40-minute drive from downtown, this zip line course has views like no other. With nine zip lines and 12 rides per two-hour tour, this one is great for ages 11 and up. You’ll be flying 100 to 1,000 feet in the air at up to 35 miles per hour, which is faster than downtown traffic. Tours are $85 per person and do require a reservation.

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RECREATION

Parkour Ninjas Now it’s time to flip out. Located 15-minutes from downtown, Parkour Ninjas gym will flip your perspective in tumbling classes with pros who have been on American Ninja Warrior. Open gym time is only $7 an hour, and your first class is free. They offer classes for all ages so anyone can train to become a Ninja Warrior. Both photos: Parkour Ninjas

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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! Blog: DesignDudesLife.com Instagram: @design_dudes, Facebook: @designdudeslife, Twitter: @designdudeslife

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24 48 72 HOURS by Crystal Henry

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on Day one: TRICKS: The San Antonio Zoo will transform into a not-so-scary animal farm. Spend the morning roaming through the pumpkin patch and hay maze, or suit up for the costume contest and pumpkin painting in the early afternoon. Take

a train ride on the Zoo Boo! Express through Brackenridge Park, and grab lunch under the big pink pig at Augie’s BBQ. Then head back in costume to the zoo for trick-or-treating from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

If you don’t have little goblins with you, but you’d like to release your inner child’s spirit, make sure you get tickets to the DoSeum’s ReDo: Fall Fest on October 26. At 7 p.m. this decked out children’s museum locks down into an adult’s only autumn celebration complete with hay bales, cake walks, creative costumes, and harvestthemed food and drink. TREATS: Jim’s Restaurant is a San Antonio diner with a local cult following. The chicken fried steak and eggs plate is one of the most soughtafter breakfast items, but kids can cruise into Jim’s for a free dinner on Sunday and Monday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The kid-free party crowd rolls into Jim’s in the wee morning hours to soak

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FALL THREE WAYS October in San Antonio is disguised by the mask of a warm summer glow. The lack of crisp harvest weather doesn’t stop the River City from jumping into a slew of fall festivities. With kids in tow or flying solo, October is full of autumnal options. Mala Luna Festival

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DAY OF THE DEAD: October is an excellent time to celebrate Hispanic culture with Dia de los Muertos. Fans of Disney’s Coco will recognize the altars and ofrendas, and the Day of the Dead celebration in La Villita on October 28 and 29 featuring a large altar exhibition, live music, art vendors, workshops and poetry. Dia de los Muertos is celebrated on November 1 and 2, as those among the living pay tribute to friends and family members who are now among the dead. It’s a way to honor the dearly departed with visits to local cemeteries, processions through town and homemade altars complete with photos. Music plays a big role in the Day of the Dead, and for the past few years, San Antonio has been host to its own Dia de los Muertos music festival. Mala Luna (bad moon) takes place over Halloween weekend, and this year’s lineup includes Cardi B, Nicky Jam thesanantonioriverwalk.com

and Tyler, The Creator. The festival will also feature live art installations, local food vendors and elaborately themed costumes. A portion of the proceeds goes to the San Antonio based Network for Young Artists, a nonprofit that provides affordable music classes to San Antonio youth. DAY OF THE DEADPOOL: A pack of comic book heroes crossing Commerce Street isn’t unusual in October since each fall one of the largest comic conventions in the country descends on the downtown area. As usual, Oct. 26-28, the Alamo City Comic Con will play host to thousands of super fans, as well as big names like William Shatner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neve Campbell, and John Cusack. Henry Thomas (the kid from E.T.) and Fairuza Balk (crazy Nancy from The Craft), will join the line-up along with Paul Reubens (yes that’s Pee Wee). If the star-studded lineup doesn’t rope you in, the cosplay should. The costumes are incredible, and fans of all ages are welcome. RIO Magazine

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on day three Haunted River

Chalk It Up!

CRAFTY: Start the day with a bloody mary brunch at Bite before you embark on your stroll through Houston Street’s pop-up art gallery. On October 13, Artpace—a local collaborative organization dedicated to arts and culture in San Antonio­—will host a festival of contemporary art called Chalk It Up featuring public murals, food trucks, live music and freestyle zones where aspiring artists can contribute their own chalk creations. TASTY: After feasting your eyes, feast with your fangs at the newest pizzeria to drop in downtown. Playland, is the brand new baby from the culinary team behind Battalion, Feast and Rebelle. Try the “not pizza” for a sweet little twist on a pie. Visit El Luchador Bar for a nightcap and to view an authentic display of Mexican wrestling masks. If the masks don’t scare you, stick around for Karaoke on Wednesdays. Check out their Facebook page for other great themed nights. SPOOKY: The River Walk’s Arneson River Theatre transforms into the Haunted River on October 26 attracting its share of ghosts, goblins, and things that go bump in the night. A river parade, costume contest and live music with a monster mash flash mob will add to the after-dark entertainment.

The family option of Haunted River is held the same night at The Shops at Rivercenter with a kids and family costume contest, a DJ, face painting and trick-or-treating. Sea World also hosts a haunting with the option to ratchet your shrieks up or down. Howl-O-Scream has a daytime kid-friendly component with costumes and trick-or-treating, and a nighttime gore-fest with terrifying creatures, rides, themed bars and haunted houses. SNEAK PEEK: If October whets your whistle for fall, get ready for Wurstfest — the local German sequel to Oktoberfest. The lederhosen lollapalooza launches November 2 through 11, so make room in your schedule now.

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 on Twitter @ chenrywrites.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 10/19 -21 @ 10 a.m. Monarch Butterfly & Pollinator Festival

The Texas Butterfly Ranch is proud to present three fantastic days of science, education, art and celebration. The Festival takes place during peak Monarch migration season in San Antonio when migrating monarch butterflies east of the Rocky Mountains funnel through Texas on their way to Mexico to roost for the winter. The Pearl

SPECIAL EVENTS AND FESTIVALS 10/12-14 @ 11 a.m. Fall Artisan Show River Walk 10/15 @ 6 p.m. 48th Annual Game Dinner Witte Museum 10/20 @ 8 p.m. Moonlight in the Garden of Good and Evil Grand Opening After Party San Antonio Botanical arden

COMEDY

10/20 @ 8 p.m. Jim Norton: Kneeling Room Only Aztec Theatre American comedian, radio personality, bestselling author and actor, Jim Norton is the co-host of The Opie with Jim Norton Show on Sirius XM Radio and currently has 3 one-hour comedy specials available on Hulu. He has regularly guest-starred on The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Louie and Inside Amy Schumer. 10/25-27 One Funny Mother Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

FAMILY FUN 10/20 @ 9 a.m. Ability Strong Parade @9 a.m; AccessAbility Fest 10 a.m. Celebrate the belief that disability is a natural and beautiful part of human diversity. One in seven San Antonians have a physical, cognitive, sensory or mental disability. Free. Market Square

10/26 @ 6 p.m. Haunted River Arneson River Theatre

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10/2 @ 5:30 p.m. Free Family Night The DoSeum

through hay bales, dance around a cakewalk, bob for apples, and more!   The DoSeum 10/31 @ 3 p.m. Beyond Limits Program The DoSeum Every Friday @ 3 p.m. Maker Workshops The DoSeum

10/13 @ 10 a.m. 15th Annual Chalk It Up Artpace

MUSIC 10/3 @ 6:30 p.m. Kat Kearney with Atlas Genius Aztec Theatre 10/4 @ 7 p.m. The Breeders Aztec Theatre

10/21 @ 12:30 p.m. Halloween Boo Bash Traders Village 10/26 @ 7 p.m. Redo: Fall Fest This fall, leaf your worries behind, don your favorite scarf and cozy up for a nostalgic evening of classic carnival games and fallthemed food, drinks and activities. Relive sweet sepia-toned nights of autumns past as you stroll

Every Saturday and Sunday Zoo Boo Enjoy a familyfriendly, nonspooky Halloween celebration, every Saturday and Sunday through October 28 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The zoo will be decked out with Halloween fun complete with trickor-treat stations, a fun hay maze, pumpkin painting, dance parties, and plenty of games. Families can even enjoy a ride on the Zoo Boo! Express. Little ghouls and goblins are encouraged to wear their best costume for a chance to be in a costume contest. San Antonio Zoo

10/5 @ 7 p.m. Dirty Heads with Jukebox the Ghost and Just Loud Aztec Theatre

Through 1/6 Dream Tomorrow Today The DoSeum Through 10/28 Howl-O-Scream SeaWorld San Antonio

10/5 @ 8 p.m. Alajandro Fernandez & Los Tigres del Norte AT&T Center 10/7 @ 8 p.m. J Balvin AT&T Center

10/9 @ 7:30 p.m. David Byrne American Utopia Tour Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 10/11 @ 7 p.m. Highly Suspect Aztec Theatre 10/12 @ 6:30 p.m. Lecrae & Andy Mineo Better Late Than Never Tour Aztec Theatre 10/12 @ 10/13 @ 8 p.m. Return of Hadelich Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Grammy Award-winning violinist Augustin Hädelich returns to play Dvořák’s violin concerto. Also featured on the program are Smetana’s popular Overture and Three Dances from The Bartered Bride. 10/14 @ 7 p.m. Aida Cuevas Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 10/14 @ 7:30 p.m. Mercy Me Imagine Nation Tour AT&T Center 10/19 @ 7 p.m. Denzel Curry TA1300 Tour Aztec Theatre 10/23 @ 6:30 p.m. The Noise presents Behemoth: Ecclesia Diabolica America 2018 E.V. Aztec Theatre 10/23 @ 7:30 p.m. RBRM Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 10/24 @ 7:30 p.m. The B-52s Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 10/25 @ 6:30 p.m. Prettymuch: The Funktion Tour Aztec Theatre 10/25 @ 7:30 p.m. Soweto Gospel Choir The Soweto Gospel Choir’s 30-member ensemble celebrates African gospel, spirituals, reggae and popular American music. Majestic Theatre 10/26 @ 8 p.m. Ozuna Freeman Coliseum thesanantonioriverwalk.com


10/21 @ 7 p.m. Blue October 10/27-28 @ noon Mala Luna Music Festival 2018 Nelson Wolff Stadium 10/28 @ 7 p.m. Gary Clark Jr. with the Peterson Brothers Aztec Theatre

Aztec Theatre Blue October is known for its shimmering melodies, heart-string pulling lyrics and boasts one of the most emotionally charged and magnetic front men in music today in Justin Furstenfeld. Blue October has charted seven Top 40 singles over seven albums.

10/7 @ 3 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets AT&T Center

10/24 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers AT&T Center

10/6 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Grand Rapids Griffins Opening Night AT&T Center

10/26 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. San Jose Barracuda $1 Drink Night AT&T Center

10/9 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Milwaukee Admirals AT&T Center

10/27 @ 8 a.m. Beginner Bird Walk Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

gets eliminated until there’s just one rider left to take their final celebration lap.

VISUAL ARTS 10/4-1/6 Color of Confusion curated by David Rubin Blue Star Contemporary 10/4-1/6 Monarchs: Brown and Native Artists in the Path of the Butterfly Southwest School of Art

10/12 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Colorado Eagles $1 Drink Night AT&T Center 10/13 @ 7 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Colorado Eagles Ticket + 2 Beers Night AT&T Center

10/31 @ 7 p.m. Lil Xan Total Xanarchy Aztec Theatre

10/18 @ 7:30 p.m. The New Chinese Acrobats Majestic Theatre

10/31 @ 8 p.m. Russ I See You Tour Part 2 AT&T Center

10/19-21 Ballet San Antonio presents Beauty and the Beast Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

PERFORMING ARTS 10/5 @ 7 p.m. The Fab Four Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 10/7 @ 4 p.m. On the Trail of the Big Cats Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Through 10/14 Wicked Majestic Theatre

SPORTS AND OUTDOORS 10/5 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Detroit Pistons AT&T Center

10/17 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves AT&T Center 10/18 @ 10 a.m. WaterSaver Walk San Antonio Botanical Garden 10/19 @ 10 a.m. Native Plant Walk San Antonio Botanical Garden 10/20 @ 9 a.m. Bird Walk San Antonio Botanical Garden

Graffiti Run 5K This 5K course is more about having a blast with friends and family than it is about busting out four-minute miles. So feel free to run, walk, dance, crawl, roll, piggyback ride, or summersault your way through the color madness. Nelson Wolff Stadium

10/4-1/6 Gesamtkunstwerk Known for art that is conceptually based and highly formal, Amado’s practice occupies the liminal space that hovers between life and art. For his fall 2018 exhibition, Amado has created a new body of work mining issues of personal identity and the aesthetics of consumerism. Blue Star Contemporary

10/27 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers AT&T Center 10/28 @ 3 p.m. San Antonio Rampage vs. Chicago Wolves Sunday Funday AT&T Center 10/29 @ 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks AT&T Center 10/13 @ noon Red Bull Last Stand Bike Race Alamo Plaza The night-time event will be free for all spectators and will offer spectacular views of athletes riding at speeds of up to 40 mph with the iconic Alamo Plaza serving as the backdrop to the race. The rider who crosses the finish line last on each lap

10/12@ 6 p.m. Art Party: Saints & Sinners San Antonio Museum of Art Through 10/18 Brewing Up Texas Institute of Texan Cultures 10/23@ 6:30 p.m. Ekphrastic Poetry Briscoe Western Art Museum 10/25@ 7 p.m. Destination: Maine San Antonio Museum of Art Through November 9 This Is Only A Test Sara Cardona Neidorff Art Gallery, Trinity University Through 11/11 Marilyn Lanfear: Material Memory San Antonio Museum of Art

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FIESTA ON MAIN 2025 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 738-1188 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas THE FIESTA STORE 2611 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78215 210-227-5191 www.fiesta-sa.org FIVE & DIME GENERAL STORE 101 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-233-0166 fiveanddimegs.com GALLERY VETRO CREATIVE ARTGLASS 250 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-0001 GARCIA ART GLASS 715 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-1400 www.garciaartglass COWBOY’S ALAMO CITY HARLEYDAVIDSON RIVERWALK BOUTIQUE RIVERWALK BOUTIQUE 111 West Crockett St. Suite 209 cowboysalamocityharley.com

NATURAL BRIDGE CAVERNS 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Road naturalbridgecaverns.com NORTH STAR MALL 7400 San Pedro San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 340-6627 www.northstarmall.com PARIS HATTERS 119 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3453 www.parishatters.com PENNERS DOWNTOWN 311 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2487 www.pennersinc.com RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT 301 Alamo Plaza ripleys.com/sanantonio SAN ANGEL FOLK ART 110 Blue Star San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 226-6688 www.sanangelfolkart.com SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART 200 West Jones Avenue samuseum.org

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

SAN ANTONIO VISITORS CENTER 317 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-6871 www.visitsan antonio.com

KATHLEEN SOMMERS 2417 North Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 732-8437 kathleensommers.com

SHOPS OF LA CANTERA 15900 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com

KENDRA SCOTT 310 East Basse Rd. #101 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 591-7180 www.kendrascott.com

SHOPS AT RIVER CENTER 849 E. Commerce shoprivercenter.com

LOS PATIOS 2015 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 655-6171 www.lospatios.com LUCCHESE BOOT COMPANY 255 East Basse Rd #800 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9419 www.lucchese.com MERCADORITA’S 245 E. Commerce & Bonita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-286-7432

77T’S SOUVENIRS & T-SHIRTS 207 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-549-1279 www.77tshirts.com TEXAS ACCENT GENERAL STORE 803 S. Zarzamora San Antonio, TX 78207 210-435-2446 TIENDA LA GARZA 110 Broadway, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2133

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TPJ GIFT SHOP 849 E. Commerce #673 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-9066 THE TWIG BOOK SHOP 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com THE UNOFFICIAL BEST OF TEXAS 101 Alamo Plaza, #3 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-0242 VILLA TESOROS 418 Villita St - Bldg. 8 San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 724-8521, (210) 464-1126 THE VINEYARD 1207 North Loop 1604 W San Antonio, TX 78258 thevineyardshoppingcenter.com WYNDHAM SAN ANTONIO RIVERWALK 111 E. Pecan Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-489-9768 www.sawyncom THE WESTIN RIVERWALK 420 W. Market Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-413-9731 www.westin.com

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prepared delicately in butter are among other favorites that locals and tourists alike flock to Little Rhein time and time again to enjoy.

The Otto Bombach home built in 1846 now houses the legendary Little Rhein Steak House (est. 1967). This eclectic establishment loves to boast its’ history while charming diners with incredible views of the San Antonio River Walk and unsurpassed service.

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The Little Rhein’s rich background is deeply rooted in the soil, predating the building itself. Coahuiltecan Indians founded settlements on the property prior to 1500. Spanish soldiers and Canary Islanders established a village on the site in the early 18th century, and General Santa Anna and his men encamped here during the battle of the Alamo. For the last 51 years, the Little Rhein Steak House has attracted people from across the globe serving legendary, Texas-style steaks. Tender center cut filet mignon, flavorful bonein, marbled ribeyes, and juicy New York Strips are among the hand-picked selections lovingly prepared across open flame, lightly seasoned to perfection, and served by true professionals. Texas quail legs wrapped in bacon and escargot

Dashiell House (210) 224-1976

The Dashiell House is a two-story limestone former residence built in 1846. The interior features the original woodwork, high ceilings with wrought iron chandeliers, two fireplaces, and shuttered doors that look out into La Villita. building is the former home of the Henshaw family and the last of the private dwellings in La Villita. Fig tree boasts dishes that evoke French inspiration like Duck Confit served over flageolet beans, Texas Hill Country Quail with Black Truffle Pate, and French Cheesecake made with fromage blanc, imported from Southern France along with savory local favorites like our delicate Gulf

It is hard to imagine you are in downtown San Antonio. The breathtaking grounds on the property transport you; comprised of a flagstone River Plaza that overlooks the River Walk and the bricked Garden Plaza with flowerbeds and palm trees, strung from above with multi-colored lights, iron fencing, and beautiful stonework.

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28 Houston Street Bistro 36 Augies Alamo City BBQ Steakhouse River Walk Downtown

45 Schakolad

42 Spanish Governor’s Palace

HOTELS

51 Biga on the Banks

15 Crockett Hotel

53 Guillermo’s

16 Sheraton Gunter Hotel

54 Jazz Texas

17 Menger Hotel

7 Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

24 El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel 43 Marriott Plaza San Antonio MISCELLANEOUS

8 The Pearl

34 CitySightseeing Double Decker Tour

9 Shops at RiverCenter

37 Tom’s Wheelchair & Scooter Rentals

10 Tower of the Americas/

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11 Art Pace 13 San Antonio Museum of Art 14 Institute of Texan Culture 18 Yasmin’s Boutique 19 Out West

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12 Wyndham Garden River Walk

6 Paris Hatters

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48 Alta Vista Skate Shop

46 Thai Lao Orchid

ATTRACTIONS & SHOPPING

Louis Tussaud’s Wax Works

35 Tobin Center

18 Francesco’s Gelato

44 Bourbon Street Seafood Kitchen

Tomb Rider 3D

4 La Margarita Mexican 5 Denny’s

30 Ripley’s Haunted Adventure/

1 Ristorante Pico de Gallo

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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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Market Square

Known and loved by locals as the largest Mexican market in the United States, Historic Market Square is home to 90 small shops, dining experiences, entertainment and traditional festivals throughout the year. Market Square is also rich in history. In 1730, Market Square was gifted to the original settlers in San Antonio from the King of Spain. The El Mercado building was built as a Works Progress Administration project during 1938-1939. The new building was originally named the Municipal Truck Market, commonly known as the Farmers Market, where farmers sold their produce out of their trucks inside the once open-air building. In 1975, the building underwent a lengthy renovation to convert it into an enclosed airconditioned market, known today as El Mercado. Guests will find hand-made items such as authentic Talavera pottery, exotic curios, and handcrafted art and jewelry. Several shops carry unique clothing like colorful Mexican dresses and uniquely tailored guayabera shirts available in various sizes for adults and children. Market Square is home to two, family-owned, five-star restaurants that offer gourmet Mexican cuisine, Mi Tierra Cafe Y Panaderia, which is open 24 hours and La Margarita Mexican Restaurant & Oyster Bar. On weekends and during festivals (also known as fiestas) you will find several food vendors selling everything from street tacos, gorditas, aguas frescas, and other delicious food items. Guests can also dine at the thesanantonioriverwalk.com

Food Court inside Farmers Market and enjoy indoor festivities with live entertainment on the center stage. The Market Square area is also surrounded by other attractions that are within walking distance of the square. Milam Park is right across the street, while the historic and beautiful San Fernando Cathedral is located on Main Plaza, roughly a 10-minute walk. The San Pedro Creek Culture Park, the newest attraction to the city, is only 2-blocks away. As you shop, dine, dance and sway to the unforgettable sounds of traditional Mariachi bands, you’ll be mesmerized by the moves of folklorico dancers in their popular Mexican dresses. Make sure to stop at Historic Market Square, where we celebrate 300 years of traditions. Upcoming festivities at Market Square include Dia de Los Muertos Nov. 2-4 with live music, food, artist booths with a Dia de los Muertos procession. Nov. 23-25 is the Feria De Santa Cecilia – Dia Del Musico, a three-day music festival in honor of the patron saint of musicians.

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LA VILLITA LA VILLITA 418 Villita Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Collection of Unique Local Shops - p44 38 ANGELITA La Villita - Bldg. 2 San Antonio, TX 78205 210- 224-8362 www.lavillita.com Womens Fashions & Jewelry p44 38 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

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COPPER GALLERY La Villita - Bldg. 11 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.271.3856 www.thecoppergallery.com Art Collectibles - p44 38

POPULUX COMMISSARY/ HOUSE PAINT La Villita - Bldg. 3 San Antonio, Texas 78205

populuxcommissary/facebook.com 210-883-4259 - p44 38

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

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

RIVER ART GROUP La Villita - Bldg. 14 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-8752 www.rivergroup.com Art Gallery - p44, p50 38

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

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 VILLA TESOROS 418 Villita St - Bldg. 8 San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 724-8521, (210) 464-1126 Apparel & Clothing - p44 90

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15 Paesanos - Lincoln Heights

1 The Rim

16 Paesanos - 1604

2 Six Flags Fiesta Texas

26 Augies Barbed Wire

3 The Shops at La Cantera

Smokehouse

28 Joe’s Crab Shack -

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12 San Antonio Botanical Garden

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6 The Forum Shops

17 K1 Speed

21 The Alamo

7 Vineyard Shopping Center

18 McNay Art Museum

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

28 Extreme Escape

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS DINING/RESTAURANTS

Acenar www.acenar.com 210-222-2362

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

Barriba Cantina www.barribacantina.com 210-228-9876

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

BierGarten www.biergartenriverwalk.com 210-212-7299

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

Boudro’s A Texas Bistro on the River Walk www.boudros.com 210-224-8484

On the Bend Oyster Bar & Lounge www.onthebendsa.com 210-354-3002

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company www.bubbagump.com 210-224-4867

Paesanos RiverWalk www.paesanosriverwalk.com 210-227-2782

Casa Rio & Schilo’s www.casario.com 210-225-6718 www.schilos.com 210-223-6692

Pizzaritas www.pizzaritas.com 210-293-7842

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 Denny’s Riverwalk www.dennys.com 210-223-4321 Dick’s Last Resort www.dickslastresort.com 210-224-0026 Ghirardelli www.ghirardelli.com 210-627-6064 Guadalajara Grill www.guadalajaragrill.us 210-222-1992 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

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Rainforest Café www.rainforestcafe.com 210-277-6300 Restaurante Pico de Gallo www.picodegallo.com 210-225-6060 Rio Rio Cantina www.riorioriverwalk.com 210-226-8462 Rita’s on the River www.ritasontheriver.com 210-227-RITA Texas de Brazil www.texasdebrazil.com 210-299-1600

SHOPPING

Angelita’s www.angelitasa.com 210-224-8362 B & C Leather Designs & Unique Finds 210-724-8521; 210-464-1126 Market Square www.marketsquaresa.com 210-207-8600

Villa Tesoros 418 Villita St - Bldg. 8 San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 724-8521, (210) 464-1126

MUSEUM

Briscoe Western Art Museum www.briscoemuseum.org 210-299-4499 Buckhorn Saloon & Museum www.buckhornmuseum.com 210-247-4000 The DoSeum www.thedoseum.org 210-212-4453

Phillips Entertainment/Guiness Book of World Records Museum www.alamoplazaattractions.com 210-226-2828 Ripley’s/Waxworks www.ripleys.com 210-224-9299 Splashtown San Antonio www.splashtownsa.com 210-227-1400

COMEDY CLUB

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

DISTILLERIES

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

Tito’s Handmade Vodka www.TitosVodka.com

ATTRACTIONS

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

Battle for Texas: The Experience www.battlefortexas.com 210-592-8080 Cascade Caverns www.cascadecaverns.com 830-755-8080

NIGHTLIFE

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

City Sightseeing Double Decker Tour San Antonio www.citysightseeingsanantonio.com 210-224-8687

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

Dave & Buster’s www.daveandbusters.com 210-951-3600

Wyndham Resorts www.wyndham.com

GO RIO River Cruises www.goriocruises.com 210-227-4746

Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino www.luckyeagletexas.com

HOTELS

CASINO

Mirror Maze 210-224-2288 Natural Bridge Caverns www.naturalbridgecavernscom 210-651-6101 Labor Day Artisan Show, August 31-September 3. TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com/events

Cowboys Alamo City Harley Davidson on the RiverWalk www.cowboysalamocityharley.com 210-212-4461 La Villita Historic Village www.lavillitasanantonio.com 210-207-8614 Plaza Taxco www.plazataxco.com 210-212-6733 Shops at Rivercenter www.shoprivercenter.com 210-225-000

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