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IN THIS ISSUE FAMILY FUN Super-Mom Inspire Super-People By Carole Miller

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CULTURE & COMMUNITY World Heritage Festival By Dan R. Goddard

SIP & SAVOR Moevable Feasting By Edmund Tijerina

GREAT FINDS Shopping for Color, Culture, & Celebration By Dawn Robinette

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GUIDES 40 Food & Drink 42 Arts & Entertainment 44 Shopping

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

ON THE COVER Riverwalkin’ is the new single by singer songwriter Jefferson Clay. The song is available for download on iTunes. The song can be streamed on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and Google Play. Watch the music video on Youtube. Read the full story on page 59. Cover photo taken by Georgia Speice.

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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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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 PRESIDENT-ELECT Maria Martinez Marriott Plaza San Antonio TREASURER Kevin Latone Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk SECRETARY Mae Escobar aMAEzing Marketing Group MEMBER AT LARGE John Carbajal Jazz, TX CHAIR, OPERATORS COMMITTEE Andreas Esparza Boudro’s EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Maggie Thompson San Antonio River Walk Association EX-OFFICIOS Veronica Garcia Center City Development and Operations Department Gloria Rodriguez San Antonio River Authority Eddie Romero Centro San Antonio Will Grinnan San Antonio Restaurant Association

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Bob Buchanan The Original Mexican Restaurant

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A SECOND HELPING OF SUMMER While most of the country is breaking out sweaters and scarves this month, San Antonio is still basking in summer. Fall might be knocking on the doorsteps everywhere else in the world, but in San Antonio, our windows are wide-open, and a warm breeze warms our skin.

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Experience the beginning of autumn River City style with a celebration of food. Voyage along the famous River Walk as you Drift and Dine through some of the most popular restaurants the historic destination has to offer (page 12). Or watch, taste, and be amazed as pint-sized chefs whip up some tasty treats at every foodie’s favorite festival (page 16).

San Antonio:

Ever wish you could step back over 250 years in time and see the beauty of San Antonio in her original state? Watch as a mission transforms before your eyes with a restoration created only by light (page 28). Have a head-banging good time as you jam out to some of the best rock bands in the city (page 20). If you don’t need an aspirin after this show, you weren’t rocking out hard enough!

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So put those sweaters and scarves back in the closet, and enjoy summer a bit longer because your second summer awaits!

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Rio Magazine is published by Traveling Blender, LLC. (Publisher) on behalf of the San Antonio River Walk Association. Reproduction in any manner in whole or in part is prohibited without the express written consent of the San Antonio River Walk Association. Material contained herein does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the San Antonio River Walk Association or its staff. Rio Magazine, the Publisher and the San Antonio River Walk Association reserve the right to edit all material for clarity and space and assumes no responsibility for accuracy, errors or omissions. Rio Magazine does not knowingly accept false or misleading advertisements or editorial nor does the Publisher or the San Antonio River Walk Association assume responsibility should such advertising or editorial appear. Articles and photos are welcome and may be submitted to our office to be used subject to the discretion and review of the Publisher and San Antonio River Walk Association. All submissions become the property of the San Antonio River Walk Association. All Real Estate advertising is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make such a preference limitation or discrimination.”

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On the river, on the road or a delivery app, downtown offers unique dining experiences. Even though dining at a table along the San Antonio River Walk is one of the most enjoyable experiences that a connoisseur can savor, sometimes the right moment isn’t one that involves watching the world go by. That’s when it’s time to do some mobile dining. Yes, this is when diners themselves are on the move. Whether in downtown or on the river itself, San Antonio offers opportunities to enjoy some of the city’s best-known cuisine in a mobile setting. DRIFT AND DINE Experience a night to remember as you slowly drift and dine along the San Antonio River Walk. Discover new restaurants and revisit old favorites. Relax in good company with music to hear, a sunset to watch, food to savor, and a feeling of bliss. The first-ever event, Drift and Dine is coming to the River Walk Sept. 25-27. Board a beautifully decorated boat and cast-off on a culinary journey stopping at seven different River Walk restaurants featuring a dish from their menu. Quench your thirst with specialty cocktails and drinks available for purchase at each dining destination. Then it’s back on the boat to dine while drifting to the next restaurant. Go with the flow. Savor the flavor!

Purchase tickets for a romantic date night, birthday, or fun night out with your foodie friends! But make sure to snag them soon, as this event is expected to sell-out. Check the website up till noon each day for availability. If you are feeling lucky, just show-up to see if passage is still available. DINING ON THE RIVER Whether you’re a native or a firsttime visitor, a riverboat cruise is a must. You can’t go wrong with one of the 35-minute narrated tours, or you can kick it up a few notches with a dinner cruise. Call ahead and arrange a private cruise, with food and drinks catered by your favorite River Walk restaurant. Most of these private cruises hold 18 people with a maximum of 20, but you can arrange a more intimate dinner for just you and a special guest, up to a dinner for 10. Just so you know, there’s no way to bring a cooler with sandwiches and a few beers. All of the food and drinks

must come from a restaurant or catering company. Go Rio Cruises began river service last year and launched a new fleet of electric-powered barges, with punched-aluminum panels resembling papel picado. The new fleet offer a quieter ride and is more conducive for conversation. Arranging a private river tour does take a little planning, but the reward is a wonderful experience of dining while taking in the heart of this city. BIKING AND BAR HOPPING After a couple of years on the streets of San Antonio, the CycloFiesta bikes are almost as much a part of downtown as horse-drawn carriage -- and they offer a touring experience that few other cities can. Think of a tandem bike, except the riders face each other across a bar. Unlike the river cruise, this bicycling experience encourages participants to bring beer, wine or cider. Alas, they don’t allow liquor. But that’s not a problem, because a typical tour begins at one bar and makes stops at

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three others. These tours focus on downtown, the Pearl, Southtown, and Dignowity Hill. The most popular tour, which cruises downtown, starts at Bexar Pub before making pitstops at The Trophy Room, Mad Dogs Irish Pub, and The Brooklynite, then ending the journey back at Bexar Pub. During the tour, passengers typically pedal between 3-5 local destinations, including pubs, craft breweries, restaurants, coffee houses, shopping boutiques, parks, art galleries, museums, and local events/attractions. ​ The bikes run on pedal power, but if people get tired, there’s a lowpower motor to help keep everything moving. Tours begin at $35 per person, for a social mixer ride that lasts two hours. If you have a group between eight and 15 people, consider booking a private tour. You can book one of the regular excursions or create a custom itinerary with 3-5 destinations of your choice. RAW AND TASTY If you don’t want to take to the river for a dining cruise or pedal for a bar hopping tour, there’s always the option of getting something tasty delivered right to your door. Services such as Uber Eats and DoorDash offer delivery by ordering online or off of your smartphone, and there is no shortage of options to choose from here in San Antonio! Among the best of the local downtown delivery options are the unique and fun creations from Sushi Zushi. This San Antonio favorite aims to please traditionalists and those searching for new sushi experiences. Most often, these tasty morsels incorporate Latin American influences onto Japanese roots.

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And when you call or place an order online, a Sushi Zushi car shows up with everything ready to go. WARM AND SWEET But when you want something to satisfy your sweet tooth, consider the warm cookies, brownies and other goodies from Tiff’s Treats. Although the business began in Austin, it has become a San Antonio staple with plenty of downtown businesses and residents basking in the happy sugar-fueled glow of a delivery. The folks at Tiff’s don’t put the cookies in the oven until an order is placed, so the packages arrive hot, fresh and ready for devouring. Although the business made its name on cookies, it also offers brownies, ice cream sandwiches, ice cream and the Tiffblitz treat that combines vanilla ice cream with chunks of chocolate chip cookies and brownie bites. And if you need some cold milk to go with the cookies, they can hook you up on that, too. The sweet treats and delivery are very affordable. STEP AWAY FROM THE TABLE We love the polished and well-practiced tableside preparations of some of downtown’s best restaurants, but after one movable feast experience, your dining perspective will never be the same.

WRITER’S BIO Edmund Tijerina is an award-winning food writer, author of “San Antonio’s Best Restaurants,” and food tour operator. Check out his site at SanAntoniosBestRestaurants.com.

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SUPER-MOM’S SPIRE SUPER-PEOPLE! by Carole Miller DoSeum

The mild-mannered mothers of San Antonio inspire their families to achieve amazing superpowers and alleviate boredom in the process. Faster than a speeding teenager, more powerful than a determined toddler and able to leap over Legos in a single bound, these moms have no fear.

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GRAB YOUR CAPE, MAGIC LASSO AND HOP IN THE MINI-VAN AND GET READY TO SAVE THE UNIVERSE AS THE SECRETS OF THE SUPERMOMS ARE REVEALED. SAVE THE PLANET Every Supermom knows the DoSeum is the place to discover the universe and develop the super skills of the entire family. The newest installment, “Dream Tomorrow Today,” takes every member of the family on a magical journey through space and time. Upon entering the wonderful and fantastical DoSeum, prepare to be transported into the future through a time machine tunnel to a futuristic world filled with a multitude of recycled materials transformed into gardens and wildlife showing how waste materials used today can benefit our future. The experience continues as you go down “Sliding Through a Fruit Field,” an immersive projection of fireworks and flowers and land in “Sketchtown,” a giant cityscape created out of the drawings of super-children from around the universe. Then build the city of your dreams and watch it withstand a natural disaster through the magic of an awesome, augmented reality app. The DoSeum has also partnered with SA Tomorrow and SA2020 so kids can participate in an out-of-this-world conversation about the values of their neighborhood, consider the needs of the law-abiding citizens and respond to any deficits with a proposal. These proposals will help inform and shape future city planning. Located throughout the DoSeum are brief descriptions of SA2020 values with facts that relate them to San Antonio’s

future. Visitors are encouraged to select which three values they considered to be most important to foster community and civic engagement, vital qualities of San Antonio’s superheroes-to-be.

MORPHIN’ UP SOME FUN Once the family has gone through their super training at the DoSeum, meet some real-life action heroes, The Power Rangers, at the Morphinominal Expo. This free, two-day expo features art, cosplay, comics, toys and video games as well as autograph and panel sessions to give fans a chance to interact with their favorite actors. Rangers Brennan Mejia, Christopher Khayman Lee, and Blake Foster join Austin Tindle, an exceptional anime voice actor from Funimation for a fun weekend where you can harness your superpowers and talk about all your favorite characters from the series and mingle with other family action heroes. The Morphinominal Expo takes place Sept. 8-9 at Wonderland of the Americas located 15 minutes northwest of downtown.

SECRETS OF THE SUPERCHEFS One of the most significant powers in a supermom’s arsenal is feeding a hungry family. After all, an apron is nothing but a cape backward. Why not join hundreds of other hungry families for a day of gastronomic masterpieces made by some of Texas’ most talented little chefs? Practice your family’s culinary prowess  and wow  the judges  in a day RIO Magazine

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of creative cooking competitions, savor a wide variety of dishes, meet top local chefs and get creative in the kitchen. Kids can enter the Little Chefs Competition, visit the Pop-Up Farmer’s Market, experiment with secret formulas and recipes in the Food Science Station and become heroes by helping the less fortunate in the community by donating to the Food for Friends Drive. Supermoms (and dads) can test out futuristic, state-ofthe-art appliances and kitchen gadgets at the  Tools of the Trade Station and everyone can enjoy classes, workshops, taste tests, music and more fun activities throughout the day. The Little Foodies Food Festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. at a secret location not determined at the time of going to print.

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superhero status is the ability to run faster than a locomotive. Of course, this does not happen overnight. A great way to get the whole family in shape for a career of crimefighting is the Foam Glow 5K, a fantastic family fitness event. Along the running path at the Foam Glow 5K, there are zones associated with a designated color. Prepare to guard the galaxy as you run through the glow-in-the-dark foam under highintensity black lights and your entire body becomes a work of art in progress. By the end of the run, you and your family will be the most colorful superfamily (along with several hundred of your closest superfriends). After the race, stick around for a celebration bigger than Texas with food, music, tons of black lights and more foam glow.

Join the foamy fun of Foam Glow 5K on Saturday, Sept. 29. Check-in is at 4:30 p.m. and the race starts at 7:30 p.m. at Nelson Wolff Stadium located at 10 minutes southwest of downtown. Visit their website to register online.

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WRITER’S BIO Carole Miller, a.k.a. “The Procrastinator” is a mild-mannered freelance writer whose superpower is the ability to make Dr. Pepper (her primary doctor) disappear. Her children Sydney, Nick and Faith also have the super abilities including power-napping, spending money faster than it comes and producing drama more powerful than Lois Lane.

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SOME OF THE HOTTEST SPOTS IN SAN ANTONIO ARE PLAYING SOME OF THE COOLEST MUSIC. THE CITY IS QUICKLY GAINING GROUND AS A CENTRAL TEXAS MECCA FOR MUSIC. HER IMAGINATIVE VENUES RANGE FROM HONKY-TONKS TO AZTEC PALACES WITH MANY OF THEM JUST AS MEMORABLE AS THE MUSIC. Smack in the heart of downtown near the River Walk, the $2 million Aztec Theater opened in 1926 and touted as one of the most elaborate, rococo movie palaces in the nation. And that was saying a lot in those days. Almost 90 years later and fully restored, it’s still a wild and crazy sight; a striking setting for any event, from rock concerts to wrestling exhibitions. It is the perfect place to shoot selfies. If the Aztecs had a Disneyland, this would be it. The exotic décor is a crazy combo of MesoAmerican themes, with wild, brightlycolored columns, poly-chromed plasterwork, gilt-embossed carvings, murals, including dramatic reproductions of striking preColumbian artifacts. Aztec, Olmec, Mixtec, Zapotec, Toltec and Mayan symbols and architectural elements elbow for space, from the soaring lobby to the balcony. The huge “sacrificial stone” that once drew grim oohs and aahs is long gone, sad to say. But the

magnificent three-ton crystal chandelier, two stories tall and 12 feet wide, installed in 1929 on the same day the U.S stock market went to hell, still dominates the lobby. Since its restoration over 15 years ago, the Aztec has gone through a couple of owners. Today it is a Live Nation venue. September bookings range from a Van Halen Tribute night to the screamo-metalcore style Welsh band Bullet for My Valentine. Or take in the anniversary showing of the Beatles’ classic movie “Yellow Submarine.” If that’s not enough variety for your taste, the Aztec also hosts an International Federation of Bodybuilders weekend “extravaganza,” and former WWE star Bruce Prichard’s “Something to Wrestle With” show, this month. And now for something completely different comes Sam’s Burger Joint. t is pretty close to the ultimate in laid-back honky-tonking, with a musical menu that caters to just about every

taste, except maybe classical. Put together a classic Texas bar and café, complete with a ceiling plastered end-to-end with vintage license plates and signs, and a swinging Texas dance hall. Then throw in a couple of airy patios and some picnic tables for family frolicking, and bingo — you’ve got Sam’s. Sitting right on the edge of the classy, oh-socool Pearl District, today Sam’s is wedged in amongst chic condos and trendy locales. But Sam’s got here first, and the place hasn’t lost its downhome, wide-grinning, casual vibe. The burger joint, open all day, serves up a classic South Texas menu, from Frito Pie and beanburgers to nachos and frozen paletas (popsicles) in traditional Mexican flavors. (Try the pecan. Really) When it comes to concerts, Sam’s Music Hall, a frayed jewel-box just across the patio, is one of the best places to bring folks who want to know how S.A. swings.

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From blues to indie rock, rockabilly to soul, swing and funk, Sam’s has it all. Some of September’s highlights include Texas Tornadoes legend Augie Meyers on Sept. 7, a tribute to the Bee Gees songbook on Sept. 15 and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band on Sept. 29. The Texas Chili Peppers will headline the 11TH annual “We will never forget tribute to 9/11” (held this year on Sept. 9 ). Monday’s are Sam’s uber-popular swing nights when couples pack the dance floor. If you want to sit down for a show, you can do it, but it takes some planning, and usually reservations in one of the seven Music Hall booths. For solid country atmosphere in another classic Texas venue, pull on a pair of cowboy boots and jeans and head up the road to Helotes for a night at John T. Floore’s Country Store. Don’t let the name fool you — Floore’s was never a real country store. But it’s country to the core. Opened by

namesake John T. Floore in 1942, it’s a classic Texas dance hall and café, renowned for its tamales, barbecue, cold beer and “Texcentric” attitude. And mainly for the music. This quintessential Texas honkytonk has hosted some of the greatest stars in country and roots music in its 750-year-run. Bob Wills and Ernest Tubb, Patsy Cline, Elvis, Dwight Yoakum and Lyle Lovett have rocked the nights away here. It’s “the birthplace of Willie Nelson” as a musician – young Willie and John T. Floore were partners in the original Willie Nelson Music Company. Today, though John T. is gone, Willie’s still doing sold-out gigs at Floore’s. It’s no wonder Texas Monthly listed a concert here as one of the top things every Texan should experience.

The souvenir shop and café are open from 11 a.m. to midnight Thursday through Sunday but check the online calendar for shows. The weekly Sunday evening Family Night and Free Dance, with live bands, is a great way to get into the dance hall spirit for a bargain price. The big stars perform in on the covered stage outdoors, where it’s usually standing room only, although VIP tickets are available. This month kicks off with a Sept. 1 show featuring Dalton Domino and ends up Sept. 29 with the Turnpike Troubadours and Mickey’s Motor Cars. In between is a concert by mega-star Robert Earl Keen who performs with Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis on Sept. 21.

WRITER’S BIO Susan Yerkes is a San Antonio-based journalist, columnist and travel writer. You’ll find her where the dance floor is crowded and the music swings.

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By Dawn Robinette

There’s so much to love about San Antonio, but one of the things that make the city great is its embrace of culture. The backgrounds of the people who founded the city are interwoven to create the vibrant atmosphere that beckons so many to visit. As the city celebrates its 300th anniversary, those cultures and traditions are on full display. But none are as easy to spot as the city’s embrace of its Spanish and Mexican heritage. September may be the start of fall, but in San Antonio, it’s not the changing of the leaves that excites us—it’s the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. If you’re ready to dive in, decorate and find the right outfit to celebrate, Fiesta on Main is a great place to start. The fun begins the moment you make the short drive from downtown to visit the store, which spans two houses and everything in between. Surrounded by ribbons, colorful wreaths and papel picado swaying in the breeze, you can’t help but feel festive as you explore room after room of goods. You’ll find textiles, apparel, kitchenware, pottery, glassware and outdoor décor, as well as an extensive collection of Calavera. Every time you think you’ve seen all there is to see, you turn a corner, and your delight grows even more. Row upon row of brightly colored shirts, dresses, and guayaberas ensure you can outfit your entire family in style, while piñatas and cartonería appear in stacks upon stacks, filling room after room with amazing creations. Cartonería, papier-mâché sculptures, are a traditional handcraft in Mexico, and Fiesta on thesanantonioriverwalk.com

Main ha s shelves filled to the brim, tucked away beneath garland and ribbons. Each area will make you pause and admire their collection while something catches your eye that you just can’t live without. From jewelry to kitchenware to outdoor decor, you can’t go wrong. It doesn’t take much for San Antonio to party, and for any party supply need, Amol’s is the answer. Part of San Antonio’s party scene since 1949, Amol’s is the place to go when you’re ready to celebrate anything, especially San Antonio’s heritage and culture. You can count on Amol’s to help bring your party to life with items you won’t find anywhere else. From handcrafted Mexican papel picado, to musthave cascarones (confetti eggs that seem to grow in popularity each year) and unique tin ornaments that are a classic Mexican tradition, Amol’s has it all. Each tin ornament is handmade

and hand painted, making it a unique addition to your celebration, or if you’re like me, a nice expansion of your San Antonio holiday décor. You can use them as decorations, or hand them out as fun party favors. Another favorite is the Folklorico dancers, handmade from cornhusks and brightly colored to decorate your table. You’ll also find various sizes of Chilapa bracelets and necklaces. Handcrafted in Mexico, these colorful gems feature braided palm beads alongside vibrant plastic beads. They can be used as décor or worn as a pop of color. Of course, Amol’s is your answer for any party theme, but when their supply of Mexican-themed items is so amazing, it’s hard not to want to throw a fiesta just so you can show off the terrific party gear you found. And if you need something to wear to the party, Mercado Rita’s has your answer. Located at street level above the River Walk, Mercado RIO Magazine

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Rita is a cornucopia of boutique clothing, cowboy boots, and hats, jewelry, handbags and children’s clothing. But that’s not all—Mercado Rita’s also features home décor, fantastic handblown Mexican glassware, and handmade ceramics. The glassware and ceramics aren’t all that’s handmade. Mercado Rita’s also features handmade men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, as well as curios, toys, jewelry and purses from across Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, and Guatemala. The store is always adding new authentic items—they even sell authentic cow skulls and longhorn horns. Coupled with knowledgeable and friendly staff—as well as an excellent food refueling at Rita’s on the River to keep your shopping stamina strong— Mercado Rita’s has something for everyone. Don’t miss the store’s 50 percent off section that always features new deals and be sure to grab a Baja hoodie (popular, comfortable woven pullovers) or a falsa blanket. For the holidays, don’t miss their handmade nativity sets and authentic Day of the Dead décor. True shoppers know that shopping is an experience, not an errand. It’s fun to explore locations featuring a cluster of shops and enjoy the great finds—and bonuses like great food and atmosphere. One of my favorite spots that offer these features is the Historic Market

Square. With more than 100 shops and stalls, shopping Market Square and its El Mercado feels like stepping onto a street market in Mexico. That’s because it’s the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico, with terrific imports and souvenir shopping set to the tune of Mariachi music and the tantalizing smells of various restaurants and food booths. Exploring Market Square unearths everything from leather goods and gems native to Mexico to a dizzying array of Talavera, the colorful hand-painted pottery that brightens any room or table. Not to mention this market offers the most extensive selection of handmade Mexican dresses, blouses, and accessories in San Antonio. There’s also a fantastic selection of silver jewelry. For the best assortment, a stop at Plaza Taxco is a must. Plaza Taxco features stunning jewelry and more from Taxco, Guerrero in Mexico. All of the pieces are hand-crafted from locally-sourced silver mines in Taxco, known for its sublime silver work But don’t stop at the silver, there’s so much more to explore! Each stall offers something unique. You’ll find yourself marveling at the craftsmanship behind the treasures you see— and wondering how to chose what to take home to show off as you celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

ABOUT THE AUTHOR An award-winning writer, communications expert and military spouse who enjoys discoveries and revisiting old favorites in her adopted hometown, Dawn Robinette loves to tell stories. You can read more of her work at Alamo City Moms Blog. thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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Honoring some of the oldest structures in Texas, this year’s World Heritage Festival celebrates the third anniversary of San Antonio’s five Spanish colonial missions— San Juan, San José, Concepción, Espada and the Alamo—being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The five-day, family-friendly festival, Sept. 5-9, is spread throughout the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and features a sunset picnic, light show, bike ride, fun run, live music, food trucks, folk art and history Built between 1718 and 1731, the missions string along the winding San Antonio River. Today, the Mission Reach section of the River Walk is eight-miles of smooth pathways linking four of the five missions. The Alamo, also adjacent to the river, is located in the heart of downtown. The Mission Reach extends from downtown past the Blue Star Arts Complex in Southtown following the curves of the river to the southernmost Mission Espada. San Antonio’s Mission Park is the only World Heritage site in Texas and one of just 23 in the United States. 28 RIO Magazine

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A special event marks each day of the World Heritage Festival. Sunset Picnic at Mission San Juan Farm, Sept. 6 The San Antonio Food Bank received permission in 2017 to cultivate 45 acres of historic farmland that adjoins the five-acre Spanish Colonial Demonstration Farm at Mission San Juan, which was established in 1731 and used a dam and an acequia, a small water channel, to irrigate farmlands. The Food Bank uses the produce grown to feed thousands of needy Texas families. The Food Bank also operates the Demonstration Farm planting crops prevalent in the 18th century and using no fertilizers or pesticides. For the Sunset Picnic, dishes inspired by the historic farm are prepared by several of San Antonio’s leading restaurants, including Bohanan’s, Botika, Clementine, Gwendolyn and Tre Trattoria at the San Antonio Museum of Art. Hayride tours of the farm, mission tours, and live music round out the fun. Tickets are $75 for adults and $15 for children. All proceeds benefit the Food Bank and World Heritage Festival. thesanantonioriverwalk.com

Restored by Light, Mission San José, Sept. 7 While the facades of San Antonio’s missions have faded and become plain, that was not always the case. They were much more colorful and decorated with geometric patterns during the 18th century. In the 1920s, San Antonio artist Ernst Schuchard studied the remnants of the frescoes on the missions and created scaled depictions of how he thought they initially looked. Building on his research, preservation architects at Ford, Powell and Carson Architects and Planners Inc. have used contemporary technology to create images and project them onto Mission San Josés façade so it can be Restored by Light.” This free, public event presented by San Antonio’s Office of Historic Preservation is from 6-10 p.m. and also features family-friendly activities, food trucks and a concert by the USAA Band and Chorus. The light projection show begins at 8:30 p.m. and with tunes by Steven Lee Moya to accompany the experience. Tour de las Misiones Bike Ride, Walk & Run, Sept. 8 Bike, walk or run at the Tour de las Misiones, which starts at 8 a.m. Sept. 8 at the Mission Park Pavilion. Narrated tours and other enlightening activities are scheduled throughout the various routes, ranging from a leisurely River Walk 5K walk organized in partnership with America’s RIO Magazine

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at the intersection of Interstate 35 and Zarzamora Street. The Tour de Las Misiones, the San Antonio River Authority, Bexar County are event organizers. Logistics provided by IAAP Web. Mission Pachanga, Mission Park Pavilion, Sept. 8 Following the Bike, Ride and Walk, the all-day, free, familyfriendly Mission Pachanga celebrates the Spanish and Coahuiltecan cultures of the San Antonio missions, bringing together musicians and local artists to highlight the city’s rich and diverse history. Pop-up vendors, food trucks, and musical performances will be happening 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 8. Threads of Time, Mission Espada, Sept. 9 The San Antonio Handweavers Guild will be spinning, weaving and dyeing 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 9 at the city’s southernmost mission. The free, family-friendly event is also sponsored by the National Park Service. Celebratory Mass, Mission Concepción, Sept. 9 The World Heritage Festival concludes with a celebratory mass noon Sept. 9 at Mission Concepción. The San Antonio missions are the most complete and intact example of Spain’s efforts to colonize, evangelize and defend the northern frontier of New Spain. Each mission has a church that continues to host an active parish and serve a vital role in the community.

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San Antonio’s World Heritage Festival overlaps with the Organization of World Heritage Cities Solidarity Day that occurs annually on Sept. 8, which encourages member cities to protect and promote their world heritage sites. The City of San Antonio, Bexar County, the Alamo, San Antonio River Authority, National Park Service and Las Misiones will host the 2018 World Heritage Festival with support from the San Antonio Tricentennial, National Parks Conservation Association, Mission Heritage Partners, Visit San Antonio, and the San Antonio Food Bank.

WRITER’S BIO Dan R. Goddard has been writing about San Antonio art, culture and history for more than 30 years and first discovered how unique the city is at HemisFair in 1968. thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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We are always on the go. Meeting friends at The Pearl lawn, toasting with a margarita over some fresh Tex Mex, or cruising down the river on a Go Rio Cruise. Sometimes, it’s nice to take a break and recharge with peaceful, yet energizing recreation. If your go-to way to clear your head is with a walk, bike ride, or yoga, we have the relaxing regimen for you. When someone asks you to get up and go, you’re going to be saying “namaste in San Antonio.”

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WALKING PATH: THE RIVER WALK A go-to activity to recharge and clear your head is a nice long walk on the ultimate walking trail: the River Walk. We’re not talking about the busy side of the river. Bypass downtown diners and head to the quiet and peaceful section with beautiful views and room to move and breath. The path is marked with mile markers so you can keep track of your travel journey. Start at the paver marked “Begin: 0.0,” located past Biga on the Banks restaurant near the Drury Plaza Hotel. Heading north, this is where we move from hospitality to tranquility. Make sure to keep an eye out for mosaics, public art, and wildlife such as birds, butterflies, turtles. If you continue on this path, you will reach The Pearl in about 30 to 45 minutes, and you can reward yourself with a cold Pearl beer at The Bottling Dept.

CYCLING: SWELL CYCLE Continue your relaxing recreation by renting a SWell Cycle bicycle share. There are multiple locations at The Pearl and throughout downtown to find your pair of wheels. Just check out a bike, pedal to your destination, and check it back in at the next stop. If you are feeling adventurous, plan a sightseeing day by bike. Bike stations punctuate Southtown and south along the Mission Trail. You can tour the city with ease and feel good about yourself for biking over driving. Mile markers also appear along the eight-mile stretch of the Mission Trail where even more nature abounds.

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YOGA: MBS YOGA To recharge after a long day in the city, we are going to a yoga class at MBS Yoga. MBS stands for mind, body, and soul and precisely describes what they nurture in their tailored classes. Located in trendy Southtown, you can bike to class with SWell Cycle and decompress at the end of a busy day. Located steps away from amazing Southtown eats like Liberty Bar, Hot Joy, and Feast, you will want to enjoy a bite after your active, but relaxing, day!

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On September 21 and 22, the historic Travis Park comes to life with a fun jazz festival called Jazz’SALive. Although the event is free and open to the public, there are options to roll like a VIP with packages offering dining, drinks

and valet parking. A $250 package includes reserved seating at the VIP Wine Down Party on the roof of the St. Anthony hotel. The festival will feature 2018 Grammy nominee Jazzmeia Horn and Grammy award winner, Lee Ritenour. River City Rockfest

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TUNES: The River City Rockfest lineup features top name bands like Nine Inch Nails, Stone Temple Pilots and two classic throwbacks like Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and ‘90’s English rock band Bush. The festival will rock out on September 22 at the AT&T Center. If your day in SA doesn’t fall during a music fest, you can still get your “tune” up at Southtown Vinyl. This funky record shop in Southtown has the best selection of vinyl records in town, as well as turntables, DJ equipment and knowledgeable audiophiles on staff to guide your musical journey. The shop is also a strong supporter of the local music scene, so feel free to drop by with your indy garage band pitch. NOSH: You can’t start a music revolution without a good breakfast, and the acai bowls at Revolucion Coffee are a beautiful symphony for the palate. If you’re sexy and you know it, plan to drop in at Sip Brew Bar & Eatery for lunch. Their sandwich selection gets rave reviews, but the Sexy sandwich is the avocado dream we all deserve. The big chain coffee competitor across the street is green with envy.

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MOSH: This month we’ll hit the high notes with two different music festivals in the River City. And with both events on the same weekend, we find ourselves stuck between a rock and a jazz place.

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COMIDA: In the evening, plan to liberate your taste buds with the tantalizing dance of ceviche and tequila marinated fajitas at Iron Cactus. The margaritas are incredible but don’t leave without an order of Mexican donuts. After a post-dinner stroll down the river, hitch a ride down to Southtown for a nightcap with a punch. El Luchador is a Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) themed bar in San Antonio rumored to have once been a host to Lucha Libre himself. Enjoy your Michelada among the Mexican wrestling decor and pay homage to a festive and beloved part of Mexican culture.

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Inflatable Festival and Run

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on day three: Channel your inner hamster FAMILY FUN: What is a 300th birthday party without a bouncy castle? If you’re around on September 29, celebrate the city-wide tricentennial with The Inflatable Festival and Run. This pumped-up party not only includes bounce houses and inflatable obstacles, but you can channel your inner hamster with giant Zorb balls or win the hand of a fair bouncy maiden with inflatable jousting. The proceeds benefit Just Care More, a foundation that supports at-risk youth and suicide prevention efforts, so take a lap around the 5K track for a good cause. If you aren’t here for the jumps, don’t miss your last chance to catch the waves and rays at Splashtown San Antonio. This local watering hole is only open on weekends this

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month through September 9, but since SA hasn’t heard the chilly call of fall, it’s worth a trip to check out the more than 50 rides and slides while the weather is still warm. FAMILY FOOD: After a full dose of Vitamin D, round out your diet with a jungle-themed dinner at the Rainforest Cafe. It’ll be hard to know if it’s a lion or your tummy growling for the Paradise Pot Roast, but the soothing sounds of the rainforest should calm your inner beast. ICED DELIGHTS: There are plenty of places to grab an icy helado

(ice cream) after dinner, but two of the best in the downtown area are Steel City Pops and Justin’s Ice Cream. Steel City Pops offers organic, locally sourced, naturally sweetened, gluten-free treats with a seasonally driven menu — so you know you’re always getting the freshest ingredients. If you don’t need a vegan or dairy-free option, try the creamy dairy-licious ones at Justin’s. Grab a rich gelato or affogato — depending on your caffeine needs — and take one last evening stroll down the river.

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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 SPECIAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS

9/8 Impractical Jokers Starring The Tenderloins Majestic Theatre

9/13 @ 7 p.m. St. Paul & the Broken Bones Aztec Theatre

9/12-16 Mike Burton Improv Comedy Club

9/15 @ 6:30 p.m. Musical Bridges: D’s on Keys Empire Theatre

9/21 @ 7 p.m. Chuponcito USA Tour Aztec Theatre Through 9/2 Jerry Rocha Improv Comedy Club 9/1-3, 8-9 & 15-16 Bier Fest Inspired by more than 200 years of Oktoberfest traditions, Bier Fest will feature a lineup of more than 100 beers from around the globe, including a variety of local favorites. SeaWorld San Antonio 9/7 @ 6:30 p.m. Wine in the Wetlands benefitting Mitchell Lake Audubon Center Magnolia Halle Through 9/2 San Japan XI: Magical Universe Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Through 9/16 Ole San Antonio The Pearl

9/15 @ 7 p.m. Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard Aztec Theatre 9/20-21 . Book of Love Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

FAMILY FUN

9/4 @ 5:30 p.m Free Family Night The DoSeum 9/7, 14, 21, 28 @ 3 p.m. Maker Workshops The DoSeum

MUSIC

9/2 @ 7:30 p.m. Residente: US Tour Aztec Theatre 9/6 @ 7 p.m. Dru Hill & Sisqo “Enter the Dru” Aztec Theatre 9/6 @ 7 p.m. Luke Bryan What Makes You Country Tour AT&T Center 9/7 @ 7 p.m. Back in Black & Mothership Aztec Theatre

9/21 @ 8 p.m. Bad Bunny La Nueva Religion Tour AT&T Center

PERFORMING ARTS 9/13 @ 7:30 p.m. La Traviata Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 9/26-10/14 Wicked Majestic Theatre 9/28-30 Star Wars A New Hope In Concert Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

SPORTS & OUTDOORS 9/1 @ 7:05 p.m. San Antonio Missions vs. Corpus Christi Hooks

Lucky Section Giveaway Night w/ Post-Game Fireworks

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9/22 @ 8 p.m. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Majestic Theatre

9/2 @ 7:30 a.m. Bird Tours Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

9/22 @ 8 p.m. Three Women and the Truth Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

9/2 @ 6:05 p.m. San Antonio Missions vs. Corpus Christi Hooks Sunday Funday Nelson Wolff Stadium

9/22 @ noon Bud Light River City Rockfest AT&T Center

9/3 @ 2:05 p.m. San Antonio Missions vs. Corpus Christi Hooks Family Night Nelson Wolff Stadium

9/8 @ 9 a.m. Joyhiphop Will Smith Plaza at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 9/14 @ 8 p.m. Sunset Yoga Artpace

9/23 @ 4 p.m. Patio Andaluz 2018 Reunion Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

9/ 25-27 @ 6 p.m. Drift & Dine

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9/14-10/31 Fright Fest Six Flags Fiesta Texas

9/7 @ 8 p.m. Scorpions Crazy World Tour AT&T Center

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9/11 @ 8 p.m. Miguel: The Ascension Tour Majestic Theatre

9/7-8 Earthquake Improv Comedy Club

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9/25 @ 6:30 p.m. Bullet for My Valentine plus Special Guests Aztec Theatre 9/29 @ 8 p.m. Demitasse Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater

Through 12/31 Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks Visitors of all ages will stimulate their imaginations and delight in the union of art, nature, play and design with this exhibit. The nature-inspired sculptures connect families with nature, creativity, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) in a whole new way. San Antonio Botanical Garden

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9/28-29 7:30 p.m. ARTS-SA presents Ballet Folklorio of Mexico Dedicated to founder Amalia Hernandez, who led Ballet Folklórico for six decades, this unforgettable night of dance, culture, and celebration promises to be an awe-inspiring theatrical spectacular. Lila Cockrell Theater

Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Painting from the Museums of Madrid San Antonio Museum of Art

210|West Gallery Talk: El Vaquero Real Briscoe Western Art Museum

Through 9/30 Portraits of Courage Growing out of President George W. Bush’s personal commitment and the ongoing work of the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, Portraits of Courage brings together 66 full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of service members and veterans who have served our Nation with honor since 9/11, and whom the President has come to know personally since leaving office. Witte Museum

Through 9/3 Predators vs Prey: Dinosaurs on the Land Before Texas Witte Museum 9/4 @ 4 p.m. Festival de Arte Artpace

9/16 @ 5:30 p.m WWE Hell in a Cell AT&T Center 9/22 @ 8 a.m. Beginner Bird Walk Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

VISUAL ARTS

Through 9/3 Andy Warhol: Cowboys and Indians Briscoe Western Art Museum Through 9/3 Billy Schenck: Myth of the West Briscoe Western Art Museum

Through 9/9 Summer 2018 International Artist-In-Residence Program Exhibition San Antonio Museum of Art 9/6 & 20 @ 12:30 p.m. Art to Lunch San Antonio Museum of Art 9/14 @ 6 p.m. Art Party: Here’s Looking at You San Antonio Museum of Art

9/25 @ 7:30 p.m. Billy Idol Live! An early architect of the sound, style, and fury of punk rock, his lip-curling sneer and fistpumping persona vaulted him into the mainstream as one of MTV’s first megastars, making him one of the most recognizable faces in pop music, while selling out arenas everywhere he plays. Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

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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

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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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Where should we take our friends from out of town? To Rita’s of course! Rita’s on the River is a Tex-Mex restaurant on the River Walk that hosts millions of visitors every year for lunch, dinner and special events.

Rita’s Family exists to create memorable experiences for their guests, a better life for their team members and a sense of hope for our community. From hosting your special occasion at our venue to shopping at the boutiques and grabbing a bite to eat with your family at their restaurants, you’ll always leave with an Be sure to stop next door at Justin’s Ice Cream Company to unforgettable experience. Dine at Rita’s with your furry friends enjoy freshly made ice cream, gelato and doggy ice cream for and order a “pupitizer” or “houndrée” off their pet-friendly menu your pup. where partial proceeds are donated to local animal rescues. Pizzarita’s and Mercadorita’s are located just above on street With the holiday season approaching, plan your trip to the River level where you can enjoy a fresh slice of pizza or hot wings. Walk to experience the fun atmosphere and enjoy the tasty Immediately next door is Mercadorita’s where you can shop for cuisine at Rita’s Family of Businesses! authentic Mexican boutique and handmade items and oodles of San Antonio souvenirs. Four stories up from the River lies, Rio Plaza a private, elegant event venue with 6 unique spaces including a rooftop terrace with downtown and River Walk views. A series of rooms, the largest can accommodate up to 200 guests. thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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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

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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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ATTRACTIONS & SHOPPING

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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our regular dinner pricing for up to 8 guests.

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Not valid on Saturdays or restaurant holidays. Cannot be combined with any additional promotions or discounts. Valid until October 31, 2018.

FREE BASKET OF HAND BATTERED FRIED PICKLES With the purchase of TWO dinner menu entrees.

237 Loyosa, San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-9374 www.riverrestaurants.com Limit one coupon per table. Expires 09/30/2018

Located in Rivercenter Mall on 3rd Level 849 East Commerce 210-229-1420 www.sanantoniocomedyclubs.com Not valid with special events. Expires 09/30/18

110 E. Crockett on the Riverwalk 210-277-6300

126 Losoya St, San Antonio, TX, 78205

(210) 212-7299

FREE

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KRAUTWURST BALLS

With the purchase of an adult entrée.

with purchase of TWO – ONE LITER BIERS

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One coupon per table per visit. Offer at Riverwalk location only. Must present coupon. Expires 09/30/2018.

10% OFF this La Villita location

SHOPS AT RIVERCENTER (210) 627-6064

BUY ANY GHIRARDELLI SUNDAE, RECEIVE A FREE CHOCOLATE BAR*

(Excluding Sales Items)

Chef’s Surprise Appetizer With purchase of 2 entrées

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By Devon McGarvey

THEJefferson NEXTClay, BIG THING Riverwalkin’ A city beams with pride when one of their own makes it to the big leagues. It’s as if the rising artist lifts their hometown along with them on their journey to the top. In the past few years this rising star has won both the University of Texas Songwriters Competition and the Stone Valley Songwriters Competition. He has opened for renowned artists like Clint Black and Jack Ingram and performed at SXSW. He has won top honors at the ASCAP Foundation & Texas Heritage Songwriters Association and was a finalist in the Kerrville New Folk Competition.

FOLLOW JEFFERSON Facebook @JeffersonClayMusic Twitter @JClayMusic Instagram @JeffersonClayMusic Riverwalkin’ Music Video:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rNHHG7Zgfo

San Antonio native, Jefferson Clay was raised two miles north of downtown and is no stranger to the River Walk. “Whenever family came to town from out of state, we would take them to the River Walk,” the rising star said. “Some of my fondest memories with my family are on the River Walk, especially at Christmas with the lights. The area is special to me.” Clay’s new song, Riverwalkin’ takes its listener on a journey along the iconic destination. The pop beat, both bright and soulful, evokes the happy, carefree feeling of being on the River Walk. This fresh, new tune will have you playing it on repeat and the chorus is addictive. The 24-year-old singer-songwriter recently graduated from the University of Texas, and currently resides in Austin and performs throughout the state. He has also competed on FOX networks first season of The Four. Drawing

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influence from songwriters like John Mayer, James Bay, and Eric Hutchinson, Clay blends the classic singer-songwriter feel with soulful, blues-edged, and pop sensibilities. The accompanying music video, shot on the River Walk, features countless local sites including Rosita’s Bridge, The Arneson River Theatre and the unforgettably vibrant umbrellas at Casa Rio, the oldest restaurant on the River Walk. The song is available for download on iTunes, streamable on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and Google Play, and the video can be seen on the River Walk Association’s official YouTube channel.

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Noted San Antonio choreographer, Esteban Cardenas, developed signature dance moves for the video. “I’m proud to be a part of such a special project. I hope people love the dance as much as the song,” Cardenas states. Maggie Thompson, Executive Director of the San Antonio River Walk Association, says, “This song is a generous gift to our association, but an even better gift to the city. We hope Riverwalkin’ joins the ranks of other iconic city songs such as, ‘New York, New York’ or ‘Georgia on my Mind.’” When asked about the donation, Clay replied, “It is the least I can do for the city that has done so much for me.” Over 13 million people visit the San Antonio River Walk each year, making it the #1 tourist destination in Texas. It’s a fond memory for those who have visited and on a bucket list for so many more travelers. The new single, Riverwalkin’ capturers the love affair between the river and her many admirers. RIO Magazine

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One coupon, per check, per visit. Not valid with any other coupons or promotional offers. Coupon has no cash value. No change returned. Taxes and gratuity not included. Alcoholic beverages not included. Valid only 903 E. Commerce St. San Antonio, TX location. Selection and prices may vary. Only original coupon accepted. Photocopied and Internet printed or purchased coupons are not valid. No substitutions. © 2014 DFO, LLC. Printed in the U.S.A. Offer ends 09/30/18

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Tower of the Americas

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MOVE TO IMPROVE

Ninety-year-old actor-comedian-dancer Dick Van Dyke succinctly identifies his secret to fitness and longevity in the title of his recent book, Keep Moving.

by Bob McCullough San Antonio, has a plethora of outdoor and indoor activities that make it easy for young and older to get fit and have fun at the same time.

low-via) where as many as 70,000 participants literally go out and play in the street.

A fun activity available almost year-round because of San Antonio’s temperate climate is golf – without the use of an electric or gaspowered cart. For instance, the seven Alamo City Golf Trail courses scattered around the metropolitan area – Brackenridge (located 3 miles from downtown), Cedar Creek, Mission del Lago, Northern Hills, Olmos Basin, Riverside and Willow Springs – all permit golfers to walk the courses and burn more calories.

Organized by the YMCA of Greater San Antonio, Síclovía is a biannual event that makes select city thoroughfares temporarily (4-hours) carfree for the public to enjoy a safe, fun place to walk, bike, jog, skateboard and take part in exercise classes. The next such free event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, along a 2.7-mile stretch of Broadway from Mahncke Park to Madison Square Park. This will mark the 7th annual Síclovía. The route includes reclovías, or stopping points, offering water, first aid, kid-friendly activities, food trucks, music and highly popular group-exercise sessions. New for this event is the addition of a recumbent bicycle station, ideal for persons with disabilities.

Have you every played a round of golf at night? On Thursday, Sept. 27 join in the fun at Brackenridge Golf Course. The lowcost tourney include glow in the dark balls and course markers. Call 210-226-5612 to register. Night Golf at Brackenridge

Municipal Golf Course Tennis, another lifetime sport can be As for walking, the world-famous River Walk twisting enjoyed at nearby McFarlin Tennis Center at and turning through the heart of the Alamo City, and 1503 San Pedro Ave. in San Pedro Park, a short featuring scenic pathways paralleling the San Antonio River, simply distance north of downtown. McFarlin offers 22 lighted hard courts as well as a pro shop, lockers and showers. Modest can’t be beat. The addition of the river’s Museum Reach to the north of rental fees apply, call first to ensure availability (210) 207-5357. downtown and the Mission Reach to the south now means walkers have, in essence, a 15-mile linear park for exploration and perspiration. Look Another great fitness activity in San Antonio is Síclovía (pronounced, sick- for metal mile-markers embedded in the pathways to track your distance.

CALORIES BURNED IN 30 MINUTES Actvity

125 lbs

165 lbs

185 lbs

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165

205

244

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240

298

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135

167

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165

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300

372

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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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