LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN
SA300: FROM CELEBRATION TO ACCELLERATION
14 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 29 THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS 30 AD INDEX
Dear Reader, Not many cities in the United States have celebrated a 300th birthday. It is a milestone worthy of more than just a day and merits an entire year of special events tailored to such a momentous occasion. Guided by this belief, San Antonio and Bexar County launched this commemoration with a New Year’s event called Celebrate 300. It was the kickoff to what will be a yearlong tribute to this wonderful community and its 300 years. The economic impact as a result of Tricentennial is signiﬁcant. The various events tied to this milestone are expected to draw a total of 263,000 additional visitors to San Antonio and Bexar County. That means an additional 263,000 individuals booking hotel rooms, eating at our restaurants and shopping at our malls, on top of our already robust convention and tourist numbers. The Alamo City stands to see a total economic impact of $120 million from Tricentennial. Those visitors will also support nearly 1,300 jobs in multiple industries across all areas of the city, and will generate wages and beneﬁts of $45 million. Tricentennial events will showcase several key initiatives, including our passion for the arts and for our culture, our dedication to education, and the pride we have in our history. These are the very pillars by which cities distinguish themselves. Each of the initiatives is grounded in the core principles of diversity, inclusivity and authenticity. The celebration of all that makes San Antonio beautifully unique will commemorate our shared history as we look to the future. This celebration, ﬁrst and foremost, is for the people of San Antonio and Bexar County. Their participation will be as unprecedented as the milestone itself. Tricentennial has secured nearly 600 Community Partners that will enrich the entire year with education and festivity alike. Their contributions make Tricentennial possible. All that makes San Antonio and Bexar County great – our rich history, our tradition of community activism, our diverse culture and dedication to education – will be on display when visitors make their way to San Antonio this year. Let’s continue our work together to make this our greatest year yet. Join us, for this once-in-a-lifetime celebration! Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson President Tricentennial Commission
BY BOB MCCULLOUGH
Throughout 2018, San Antonio will go where most cities haven’t yet ventured – marking 300 years of history, progress and promise. Organizers of the Tricentennial downplay the party aspects of the celebration. They say it’s not quite the same as the annual spring funfest, Fiesta San Antonio, although hundreds of special events throughout the year will offer plenty of opportunities for enjoyment. Instead, they’re already looking beyond the Tricentennial and envisioning what a bright future for the community looks like. "The San Antonio Tricentennial Celebration is truly a historic milestone in our City's evolution," said Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, president of the commission. "More than 700 community partners and thousands of volunteers have been hard at work since 2015 planning the year-long celebration. The result is a rich tapestry of events and activities that showcase the resilience and diversity of our people. Community members and visitors alike will have myriad opportunities to experience what makes San Antonio such a unique place to live, work and play.” Matson, who also serves as president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio, uses words like "game-changing," "audacious" and "transformational" to describe her hoped-for outcomes. From a personal standpoint, she
Mission San Francisco de la Espada, established in 1690 by Spain. The mission was built for the purpose of converting the local Native population to Christianity.
takes great pride in giving back to a city that has changed dramatically since her childhood and today shows virtu-
guage. In June 1691, the ﬁrst governor of the new Spanish
ally unlimited potential for growth and development.
province of Tejas and a Catholic friar explored the area
This masterpiece in the making rests on three adopted
and gave it the Spanish name of San Antonio de Padua,
guiding principles – inclusivity, diversity and authenticity.
since it happened to be the feast day of St. Anthony of
And hundreds of events and activities fall under the Tri-
Padua. A quarter-century later, the Spanish viceroy
centennial umbrella of four broad initiatives – History and
called for a permanent settlement along the San Antonio
Education, Arts and Culture, Community Service and
River, the halfway point between northern Mexico and
Commemorative Week, which celebrates the founding
Spanish settlements in East Texas.
of the original mission in San Antonio. May 1, 1718, is the key historical date in the Tricentennial’s Historians say San Antonio began as a campsite along a
plan. On that day, Martín de Alarcón, governor of Coahuila
quiet river. The indigenous Payaya tribe called it
y Tejas, and Fray Antonio de San Buenaventura y Olivares
Yanaguana, which meant “the clear water” in their lan-
founded Mission San Antonio de Valero, later known as
the Alamo, and four days later, the Presidio San Antonio de Béxar was established as a military garrison to protect the new mission. The town grew steadily with the construction of four additional missions and the arrival of the Canary Islanders on March 9, 1731.
The Tricentennial will reach a high point May 1-6 with diverse activities comprising Tricentennial Commemorative Week: •
Tuesday, May 1, Day of Reflection – Main Plaza will be the setting for a community candlelight vigil and interfaith services.
Wednesday, May 2, History and Education – This day will highlight education initiatives celebrating our 300 years of history. Educators in public, private, parochial and homeschool settings have been provided with supplemental resource materials on San Antonio’s history. All area schools — including institutions of higher learning — will host events and participate in activities that highlight San Antonio’s storied past.
Thursday, May 3, Founders Day – San Antonio will celebrate its history and multi-culturalism with a ticketed Founders Day Ball at the Convention Center
Saturday, May 5, Legacy Day – Bexar County pres-
and ﬁve concurrent events across the city that are
ents the Grand Opening of San Pedro Creek Seg-
free and open to the public. Each of the events will
ment I, a transformation which will re-affirm the
celebrate unique aspects of San Antonio’s history
waterway’s place in our cultural history, improve its
function in ﬂood control, revitalize natural habitat and water quality, and catalyze economic develop-
Friday, May 4, Arts for All – The San Antonio commu-
ment. On May 5th, musical organizations will join Na-
nity will celebrate its unique culture and heritage
tive American groups and local artists to
through the celebration of a wide variety of visual and
commemorate the revitalization. The Bexar County
performing arts. To honor the contributions of the
Buffalo Soldiers Association will be recognized for
missions in San Antonio, neighborhood nonproﬁt or-
their early encampment along the Creek as they
ganizations will host festival activities at each of the
helped scout and map the Texas frontier. The Bexar
sites in the evening. The day will culminate with Bexar
County Historical Commission will re-install an his-
County’s ﬁreworks display over the linear park.
torical marker at the site.
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Sunday, May 6, Military Appreciation – Fort Sam
NCAA Final Four Tournament (Alamodome): March 31—April 2
50th Anniversary of Hemisfair ’68, the World’s Fair that thrust San Antonio into the international spotlight (Hemisfair): April 6-8
The Witte Museum’s ‘300 years of Confluence and Culture’ exhibit: Opens March 3
The San Antonio Museum of Art’s exhibits: San Antonio 1718: Art from Viceregal Mexico: February 17-May 13
Houston will welcome the public for a full day of exhibitions and demonstrations designed to highlight the city’s rich military history as well as important missions performed by Joint Base San Antonio. While this day is designated to salute the armed forces, the various branches of the military will have a year full of events and activities.
Interspersed among Tricentennial Partner Events will be other major happenings that bring regional and national recognition to San Antonio in its 300th year:
Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Painting from the Museum of Madrid: (June 22-September 16) •
Holding Up The Mirror: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: October 8-10
All in all, Tricentennial Partner organizations will hold almost 700 sanctioned
presented by more than 500 organizations that include schools, civic groups, businesses and nonproﬁts. These events will showcase and highlight the organizations’ contributions to the community. This will be a great educational endeavor because it will help San Antonians and others to become better-informed about the elements that make
dents to explore the city’s cultural and historical venues,
San Antonio a great city.
a Tricentennial commemorative book and a shiny new park – the ﬁrst of four phases of the San Pedro Creek Im-
The Tricentennial Commission is particularly enthusiastic
provements Project spearheaded by Bexar County and
about the community-service aspect of the Tricentennial
the San Antonio River Authority, in coordination with the
— Serve 300 — and the opportunity to rekindle a sense
City of San Antonio.
of civic pride. Businesses, community groups and residents of all ages will be urged to volunteer for service
We’re embarking upon a tremendous year of commem-
projects that range from improving community facilities
oration and inspiration. What’s most exciting is that all
to beautifying neighborhoods to enhancing the environ-
parts of our community will come together and share
ment, and much more.
our amazing assets. It’s a time to be proud of San Antonio and to be not only a spectator but also as an ac-
From an economic standpoint, the Tricentennial celebra-
tive participant or volunteer in the Tricentennial, since
tion will add an estimated $100 million of spending to
thousands of volunteers are needed to put on a suc-
the local economy and an anticipated 250,000 visitors,
cessful celebration. At the same time, a lot of thought
according to a study by the SABÉR Research Institute at
will be given as to what San Antonio aspires to be in the
St. Mary’s University. The Tricentennial will produce even
years after 2018.
more beneﬁts in the long run. Dr. Teniente-Matson and other leaders agree that San
In the near term, Tricentennial “leave-behinds” will in-
Antonio 300 constitutes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
clude several signiﬁcant pieces of public art, a “Go See
to celebrate a great city’s past and then accelerate to an
SA!” smartphone application that will encourage resi-
even greater, more-prosperous future.
Calendar of Event
YEAR ROUND SAN ANTONIO HISTORY: 300 YEARS OF CULTURE AND CONFLUENCE March 3 — January 2, 2019 | Times Vary Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209 Celebrate San Antonio’s Tricentennial at the Witte Museum for an immersive and multi-faceted exhibition that will reveal the legendary and complex history of San Antonio as the hub of the frontier. The exhibition is over 6,000 sq. ft. 210-357-1860 | wittemuseum.org MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE FOR THE TRICENTENNIAL SAN ANTONIO 2018 January — December 2018 Mexican Cultural Institute, 127 Navarro, 78205 12 different events during 2018. 210-721-0584 | icm2.sre.gob.mx/culturemexsa A LIFE FOR GOD AND A HEART FOR OTHERS January — December 2018 Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Incarnate Word 4503 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209 Year Long Celebration of the Friendship of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the Citizens of San Antonio, Texas. This exhibit tells the story of the Congregation through the stories of the Sisters and their partners including the ministries in which they have worked and served for almost 150 years. Exhibit hour coincides with venue hours. 210-828-2224 ext. 294 | www.amormeus.org | Free HEALTHY SMILES FOR TEXANS January — December 2018 San Antonio District Dental Society Foundation 14603 Huebner Rd., Ste. 2403, San Antonio, TX 78230 Healthy Smiles for Texans (HST) provides free, comprehensive dental care to the elderly, disabled, veterans, domestic violence survivors and the medically compromised. 210-732-1264 | sadds.org | Free THE CLASSIC THEATRE OF SAN ANTONIO January — December 2018 | Times Vary 1924 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78201 The Classic Theatre of San Anonio's 10th season will present four clasic plays during the calendar year 2018, with attendant student performances and community talk back. 210-589-8450 | classictheatre.org Adult: $25/Seniors $20/Student $10 WOODLAWN THEATRE Year-long stage productions 1920 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, TX 78201 Live Music Performing Arts Productions and Programs Shrek — June 30-July 30, 2017; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying — Aug 25-Sep 17, 2017; Little Shop of Horrors — Oct 13-Nov 5, 2017; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Nov 24-Dec 23, 2017; Sister Act Teen — May 2-4, 2017; Legally Blond, Jr. — May 29" 210-827-4283 | woodlawntheatre.org | $29/$18 GATHERING AT THE WATER: 12,000 YEARS OF PEOPLE — WITTE MUSEUM January 13, 2018 thru December 2, 2018 | Times Vary 3801 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209 Discover how the San Antonio River watershed served as a life source to prehistoric people and their cultures. Learn how 12,000
years of climate shifts impacted the prehistoric hunter and gatherers as they moved in search of food and other critical resources. 210-357-1860 | wittemuseum.org EXHIBIT: BLOOMING LEAVES OF MEXICO, ARTIST DOERTE WEBER January 1 — December 31, 2018 DreamVoice LLC 1160 E Commerce, Ste 200, San Antonio, TX 78205 Blooming Leaves of Mexico is on display at the University Hospital for one year. It is a woven installation, 8 ft. high and 25 ft. long. This exhibit will be visible to thousands of patients and visitors a month. This exhibit will highlight the Tricentennial celebration and the meaning of the art piece in its historical signiﬁcance for San Antonio. TRICENTENNIAL ARTS & CULTURE SERIES January 10 — May 13, 2018 The University of Texas at San Antonio The Department of Art and Art History is pleased to host a 5-part series throughout 2018. Featuring local and regional artists, exhibitions and programs include creative work produced in a full range of traditional and new media. Guest curators have chosen artists whose work engages with themes that consider the histories and legacies before Texas independence, the relationships between natural and built environments, the unique character of San Antonio urban and suburban life, Mexican American and Latin American heritage, and new directions in artistic experimentation. www.art.utsa.edu 300 LBS OF FOOD January 14 — December 16, 2018 | Monday — Friday, 9am — 3pm Central Christian Church Downtown San Antonio The church will gather 300lbs of food and donate to Inman Christian Center to celebrate the 300 year anniversary for SA! SAN ANTONIO SYMPHONY TRICENTENNIAL FESTIVAL EVENTS January — February, 2018 | Times Vary In 2018, Maestro Sebastian Lang-Lessing returns to lead the San Antonio Symphony in a season commemorating the 300th anniversary of our great city with a festival to match the occasion. The Tricentennial Festival will feature Beethoven’s Eroica, Ellington’s The Three Black Kings, Elgar’s Enigma Variations, and so much more! sasymphony.org COMMON CURRENTS January — April, 2018 | Times vary In celebration of San Antonio’s Tricentennial year, six downtown artist-centric organizations: Artpace San Antonio, Blue Star Contemporary, Carver Community Cultural Center, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, the Mexican Cultural Institute, and the Southwest School of Art, will partner to present an exhibition that will illuminate the 300 years of their hometown’s history. Common Currents is a diverse, encyclopedic showcase of San Antonio’s history as told and rewritten by more than 300 visual and performing artists, invited to participate by their peers, and presented over 6 venues. www.commoncurrents.org SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART EXHIBIT, SAN ANTONIO 1718 February 17 — May 13, 2018 San Antonio Museum of Art Tells the story of the city’s first century through more than one hundred landscapes, portraits, narrative paintings, sculptures, and devotional and decorative objects, many of them never before exhibited in the United States. The exhibition is organized in three sections: People and Places, The Cycle of Life, and The Church. San Antonio 1718 includes portraits of political and economic power, Spanish viceroys and military leaders who helped shape the destiny of the city. samuseum.org
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Calendar of Event
JANUARY DREAMWEEK 2018 January 5-20, 2018 DreamVoice LLC 1160 E Commerce, Ste 200, San Antonio, TX 78205 A 16-day summit celebrating the vision of tolerance, quality and diversity. Multiple locations. 210-444-2315 | www.dreamweek.org ALAMO CITY BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 80TH ANNIVERSARY Friday, January 5, 2018 | 6 PM - 11 PM Pearl Stable at the Pearl Brewery, 307 Pearl Pkwy, 78215 Celebrating 80 years of connecting businesses with the community! The Alamo City Black Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1938 by eleven men and one woman. Join one of the oldest African American Chambers of Commerce in the country for an evening of dinner, dancing and networking to celebrate a historic milestone. The Honorable Ron Nirenberg, current mayor of San Antonio, is the evening’s keynote speaker for this special Tricentennial Gala. www.alamocitychamber.org | $125 JANDRO'S FIRST FRIDAY — DEATH FROM A BRUSH / INFINITE AGENDA Friday, January 5, 2018 | 8 PM - 2 AM Jandro’s, 2623 N. St. Mary's St, 78212 Jandro's, a true ART BAR, offers viewing and purchase available from approximately 15 local artists at any given time. Jandro's will feature live music and live art for the BEST EVER ﬁrst, FIRST FRIDAY event of the year. So, don't be square, put some ﬂowers in your hair. Come enjoy the ﬂowers in your drinks and have fun at the coolest event 300 has yet to offer! Jose Guajardo/Shally Brady | firstname.lastname@example.org THE FAMILY TREE January 6 to Monday, April 2, 2018 Sun., Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., 10 AM - 6 PM Tues. & Thurs. 12 PM - 8 PM Mission San Jose Neighborhood Association 3134 Roosevelt, San Antonio, TX Art Students from Brackenridge High School and artist, Terry A. Ybanez and Veronica Catillo will exhibit artworks that investigate the family trees of 3 to 4 descendant families from Mission San Jose. 210-722-8629 | msjna.org | Free SAN ANTONIO SPORTS ALL-STAR FOOTBALL GAME Saturday, January 06, 2018 | 5PM Alamodome More than 100 players representing Bexar County and the seven surrounding counties are chosen to showcase the area’s top football talent in the Alamodome for an all-star football game. Players are nominated through their varsity coaches, and selected by an all-star selection committee. The game features athletes committed to play for some of the top universities in the country, as well as players looking for an additional chance to impress college recruiters with potential scholarships to offer before National Signing Day. www.usarmyallamericanbowl.com | ticket prices vary U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL Saturday, January 06, 2018 | NOON The Alamodome, 100 Montana St, 78203 The nation’s premier high school All-American game, featuring the best 100 football players and band members in an annual East vs.
West matchup every January in San Antonio’s Alamo dome. The Army Bowl enjoys a worldwide television audience, thanks to a live broadcast on NBC. www.usarmyallamericanbowl.com BRUNCH AND BUILD — A BENEFIT FOR EASTSIDE PARKS Saturday, January 6, 2018 | 11 AM - 4 PM Burleson Yard Beer Garden, 430 Austin, 78215 Join Public Space East for a weekend brunch, collaborative art-making and community build designed by local you and students of Advanced Learning Academy. email@example.com | 512-914-6961 FESTIVAL DE LOS TRES MAGOS REYES/CELEBRATION OF THREE KINGS DAYS Sunday, January 7, 2018 | 1 PM - 4 PM AT&T Community Center at San Fernando Cathedral Every year the Puerto Rican Heritage Society celebrates Three Kings Day with the children of San Antonio. It is a very special holiday in Puerto Rico. On the eve of el Dia de Reyes, children prepare for the visit of Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar. They put grass inside a shoe box for the Kings’ camels, and place the box under their beds. The next morning the grass is gone and the children ﬁnd the gifts left by the Three Kings. It is a joyful day for all the family. Las Navidades in Puerto Rico are full of tradition, music, joy and friendship. The spirit is contagious. Come celebrate with us! 210-493-6918 | www.sociedadherenciaprsa.org | Free ST. MARK'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH ALAMO BAROQUE FESTIVAL January 8-13, 2018 | TBD St. Marks Episcopal Church, 315 E Pecan Street The Alamo Baroque Festival presents historically-informed performances of music from the 17th and 18th centuries by internationally recognized artists. This six day festival will feature free public performances, master classes, and private instruction. www.stmarks-sa.org/alamo-baroque-festival | Free SAN ANTONIO COCKTAIL CONFERENCE January 10-14, 2018 | Events throughout the week 219 E Houston St., Ste 250, San Antonio, TX 78205 Every year San Antonio Cocktail Conference brings together top bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts for educational seminars, guided tastings and cocktail parties. The Cocktail Conference, presented by Houston Street Charities, donates 100 percent of its proﬁts to beneﬁt children's causes. 210-472-2211 | sanantoniococktailconference.com $45 - $100 TEXAS MENTORING SUMMIT & MENTORING AWARDS LUNCHEON January 11 - 12, 2018 | 9 AM - 4 PM UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 West Cesar E Chavez Blvd, BV 2.308, 78207 The University Texas at San Antonio Institute for P-20 Initiatives/ Texas Mentoring Partnership — Join us for the 6th Annual Texas Mentoring Summit & Mentor Recognition Awards Belinda Harmon | Bellinda.Harmon@utsa.edu $150 general admission/$125 students KUNST/ARTE: A GERMAN-MEXICAN ART DIALOGUE January 11, 2018 - March 31, 2018 | 6 PM - 9 PM Mexican Cultural Institue/Insituto Cultural de Mexico 600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, San Antonio, TX 78205 Mexican and German immigrants have contributed to San Antonio’s culture throughout history. This exhibit highlights the art of two wellknown contemporary artists: Alejandro Colunga, from Guadalajara and Klaus Killisch, from Berlin. Their visual messages speak of their heritage establishing dialogues between the two artists and their audience. 210-721-0584 | https://icm.sre.gob.mx/culturamexsa Free
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Calendar of Event
WORKSHOP I: GUIDE TO BLACK SAN ANTONIO, VOLUME II Friday, January 12, 2018 | 5 PM - 6 PM Claude Black Community Center Spiral Educational Foundation — A follow-up publication of contributions made by the local Black community toward the growth and development of the City of San Antonio. The Guide commemorates the rich history of a community whose impact is part of our collective consciousness and story line. Jean Rodgers Clack | firstname.lastname@example.org | Free BEETHOVEN’S ERIOCA January 12 — 14 2018 San Antonio Symphony The San Antonio Symphony performs music in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and celebrates San Antonio's own MLK march, one of the largest MLK marches in the country. 30TH ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SCHOLARSHIP BREAKFAST Saturday, January 13, 2018 | 9 - 11 AM Hilton Garden Inn, 8101 Pat Booker, 78233 Delta Rho Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. This event is aimed to raise scholarship money for high school minority seniors bound for college. 321-230-3227 | email@example.com | $35 TASTE THE DREAM GALA Saturday, January 13, 2018 | 6 - 11 PM Wittie Museum-Mays Family | 3801 Broadway, 78209 A celebration of diversity through food and an exploration of food from cultures from around the world. Traditional cuisines and ﬂavores from the Mediterranean, Asia, Latin America, Africa, Cuba, and Europe, along with Cajun/Creole, BBQ, comfort food and vegetarian. 210-248-9178 | sagesanantonio.org/dream-gala | $150 MLK SUNDAY SUPPER Sunday, January 14, 2018 | 2 PM - 6 PM Alpha Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Fisher House, 2748 Worth Road, San Antonio, TX In 2018, Alpha Tau Omega will continue highlighting Dr. King’s legacy of service through a more extensive, collaborative effort with San Antonio military retirees, active duty and civilian residents. A healthy Sunday meal will be provided to the Wounded Warriors and their families who reside at the various Fisher House locations on the Ft. Sam Army Base. In addition to the meal Alpha Tau Omega will provide “special wish list gifts” and a program in their honor in order to lift their spirits during their extended stay at the Fisher House. This outstanding project represents one of Alpha Tau Omega’s key efforts to support San Antonio as Military City, USA. 210-378-7678 | atoaka.net | Free DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING MARCH Monday, January 15, 2018 | 9 AM - 4 PM Pitman Sullivan Park The City of San Antonio’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission will continue its commemoration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1st March for Justice organized by the late Rev. Dr. Raymond "R.A." Callies, Sr., a San Antonio teacher and pastor. Rev. Callies began the March in 1968 to call attention to the need for basic infrastructure on the east side. His efforts have resulted in what has become one of the largest marches for Dr. King in the United States and possibly the world. www.sanantonio.gov/mlk | Free JUBILEE DAY, FREEDOM FUND DINNER Sunday, January 14, 2018 | 4 PM Emmanuel AME Church | 1600 Semlinger NAACP San Antonio Branch — Worship service for commemoration of the emancipation proclamation. 210-224-7636 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Free
300 VOICES IN 300 DAYS LAUNCH Monday, January 15, 2018 | 4 PM - 6 PM 3363 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78220 A ﬁlm project using multiple plats, to include ROKU, all Android devices, and Facebook. The purpose of the event is to showcase the many African-American voices in San Antonio that have made signiﬁcant contributions to San Antonio either by them personally and/or their families. The African American Network TV (TAAN TV) — will showcase stories from 300 individuals in San Antonio. Laura Thompson | 210-998-8817 SAN ANTONIO AS A CROSSROADS: 300 YEARS OF AN EVOLVING FRONTIER COMMUNITY Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | Normal Business Hours Federal Reserve Bank Building, 126 E Nueva, 78204 Texas A&M University San Antonio — San Antonio is a crossroads that links the great state of Texas to its past. For more than 300 years San Antonio has served as an intersection for nations, river, roads, people, and their experiences. The Tricentennial exhibit will explore San Antonio's vibrant history through photographs, artwork, maps, docuents, artifacts, and ephemera to tell the story of an evolving frontier community as the heart of the region. Maricela Lopez | email@example.com | Free THE ART SONG DUO: THE TEXAS WOMAN HER HERITAGE IN SONG Thursday, January 18, 2018 | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Seddon Hall, University of the Incarnate Word, 4309 Broadway A lecture and recital tracing the history of Texas through the medium of song in the majority of languages that have been spoken in this region. It begins with a Native American love song and then offers settings in the languages of Spain, France, Mexico, Germany and the United States--the latter including samples of classical composition, negro spirituals, and the cowboy ballads of the Southwest. Visual components include photographic displays of the women of each period. www.artsongduo.com/ SOUTH SAN ANTONIO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 36TH ANNUAL INSTALLATION GALA Friday, January 19, 2018 | 6 PM - 9 PM 125 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205 Gala honoring the outgoing and incoming Board to the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. southsa.org | $90 members/$120 non-members 50TH ANNIVERSARY KICK-OFF CELEBRATION Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | TBD Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) 8700 Tesoro Dr., Ste. 160, San Antonio, TX 78217 On January 1, 1968, the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) celebrates 50 years since it was formed as a political subdivision of the State of Texas. 210-362-5203 | aacog.com | Free ARTS SAN ANTONIO TANGO FIRE Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N St. Mary's Street International Tango superstar German Cornejo's dance troupe the Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires will showcase extraordinary choreography, combining the rawness and sophistication of Tango, evoking the intoxicating passion of late night Buenos Aires. www.artssa.org | $29-$99 COWBOY BREAKFAST FOUNDATION Friday, January 26, 2018 | 4:30 - 8:30 AM 3030 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78218 Free cowboy style breakfast with live music, kick off for rodeo season, San Antonio (celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2018!) Providing scholarship money to St. Philips College. 210-226-8128 | thecowboybreakfast.com | Free
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FEATURE FILM SCREENING: LAS TESOROS DE SAN ANTONIO/ A WESTSIDE STORY Friday, January 26, 2018 | 2 PM & 7 PM Guadalupe Theatre | 1300 Guadalupe, San Antonio Feature ﬁlm screening: Las Tesoros de San Antonio/A Westside Story examines the personal toll and legacy of four South Texas singer of yesteryear. CineStudio San Antonio. 210-800-8348 | firstname.lastname@example.org | $5 HOLY REDEEMER MARDI GRAS GALA Saturday, January 27, 2018 | 7 PM - 12 AM San Antonio Shrine Auditorium, 901 N. Loop 1604 W, San Antonio This is the 27th annual Mardi Gras event. The king and queen host guests at a dance featuring New Orleans style music with a dinner, silent auction and prize raffle opportunities. 210-532-5358 | archsa.org | Adult: $60, no children
ing Chairman of Challenger Center, one of which is located at San Antonio College Campus. June grew up in San Antonio, graduated from Harlandale High School, and attended San Antonio College. Our 2018 “Rising Star” will be selected from Harlandale ISD. Proceeds beneﬁt our charitable programs. 210-863-9249 | assistanceleague.org/sanantonio | $100
MBAW PRESENTS FOUNDER’S CONCERT 2018 INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL A CELEBRATION OF MUSICAL BRIDGES Saturday, January 27, 2018 | 7:30 PM Empire Theater | 226 N St Marys St A Celebration of Musical Bridges’ founding artists, award winning jazz pianist, Valeri Grokhovski, piano, Mark Cheikhet, violin, and partnership with the members of the San Antonio Symphony. In high demand globally, Valeri Grokhovski was one of the ﬁrst Musical Bridges’ artists, and a favorite of San Antonio audiences. The program will be enriched by the violin timbre, played by Mark Cheikhet, renown for his warm and beautiful sound transforming the listener to another world. 210-621-4905 | musicalbridges.org
GUIDE TO BLACK SAN ANTONIO February 2018 | 9 AM - Noon Community Center TBD Spiral Educational Foundation 2907 Holly Hill, San Antonio, TX 78222 Guide To Black San Antonio, Volume II (30 years following San Antonio's Sesquicennial Celebration). A follow-up publication of contributions made by the local black community toward the growth and development of the City of San Antonio. The guide commemorates the rich history of a community whose impact is part of our collective consciousness and story line. 214-290-2070 | email@example.com
SAN ANTONIO SPORTS HALL OF FAME TRIBUTE January 27, 2018 | 5:30PM Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Stars at Night Ballroom, 900 E. Market Street, 78205 Official induction ceremony for the incoming class of Hall of Fame members. http://sanantoniosports.org/halloffame/ | $350 individual ticket
300 DAYS FOR CHILDREN Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 10 AM 303 Pearl Pkwy, Ste 114, San Antonio, TX 300 Days for Children is a collaborative effort led by The Children’s Shelter and Roy Maas Youth Alternatives and involving numerous other area agencies that serve the children in our community who have suffered the trauma of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. We propose to address the issues facing service providers and their impact on San Antonio beginning with a press conference on February 1, 2018, and culminating with a panel discussion in early December. Our goal is the formation of a children’s service think tank, focusing on trauma focused environments. 210-212-2500 | www.rmya.org | Free
MBAW PRESENTS AMERICA’S JAZZ ICONS: BILLY HART QUARTET, 2018 INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Sunday, January 28, 2018 | 3 PM Empire Theater, 226 N St Marys St Billy Hart, one of the leading drummers of our time, is making jazz history with his quartet. Hart made an indelible mark on the jazz world in the ’60s and ’70s with his work with such jazz legends as Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery, McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Eddie Harris, Marian McPartland, Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, and Miles Davis. Performing with the creative group of pianist Ethan Iverson (Bad Plus), saxophonist Mark Turner (Fly), and bassist Ben Street (Orange Then Blue), Hart explores new territory, pushing the boundaries of post-bop and straight-ahead, of free jazz and composition, all the while embracing beauty and soulful communication. 210-464-1534 | www.musicalbridges.org ALPHA TAU OMEGA CHAPTER FOUNDERS' DAY Sunday, January 28, 2018 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Omni Colonnade Hotel, 9821 Colonnade Blvd Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® will proudly celebrate 110 years of service to the world on January 15, 2018. To commemorate this milestone Alpha Tau Omega Chapter will conduct an open Founders' Day event on January 28, 2018 at the Omni Hotel. Our special Founders' Day Speaker will be Dr. Jacqueline Walters, star of the hit television show "Married to Medicine". atoaka.net | Free LIT N LUNCH Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM The Mays Family Center, 3801 Broadway, San Antonio, TX Lit n Lunch features local authors and recognizes a high school “Rising Star” who excels in literature. The 2018 speaker is June Scobee Rodgers, widow of Challenger 7 Commander Dick Scobee and author of “Silver Linings: My Life Before and After Challenger 7,”and Found-
TALES FROM THE EDGES OF SPAIN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 7:30pm Empire Theater, 226 N St Marys St Musical Bridges Around the World. This concert is a unique artistic collaboration between Cristina Pato, Galician bagpiper and Benito Cabrera, tiple from Canary Islands, celebrating San Antonio’s Spanish heritage. Member of the Silk Road Ensemble led by Yo-Yo Ma. 210-621-4905 | musicalbridges.org MUSICAL BRIDGES AROUND THE WORLD — TALES FROM THE EDGES OF SPAIN, INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 7:30 PM Empire Theater, 226 N St Marys St, 78205 This concert is a unique artistic collaboration between Cristina Pato, Galician bagpiper and Benito Cabrera, tiple from Canary Islands, celebrating San Antonio’s Spanish heritage. Member of the Silk Road Ensemble led by Yo-Yo Ma. www.musicalbridges.org ARTS SAN ANTONIO — THE HOT SARDINES Friday, February 2, 2018 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N St. Mary's Street, 78205 Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, the Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world. www.artssa.org | $29-$99
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ANNUAL REGIONAL SPANISH SPELLING BEE Saturday, February 03, 2018 | 8 AM - 5 PM Education Service Center, Region 20, 1314 Hines Ave, The Annual Regional Spanish Spelling Bee is hosted by ESC-20 and is open to 54 school districts, 30 charters, and private or parochial school within 18 counties. This event celebrates diversity and bilingualism in our students. 210-370-5617 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Free INTERNATIONAL SISTER CITY JAZZ ENSENBLE, INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 7:30 PM Empire Theater, 226 N St Marys St San Antonio TX Musical Bridges Around the World — The creation of a Sister City International Jazz Band is an innovative project for MBAW’s 5th International Music Festival. The ensemble includes saxophonist Shlomi Kohen (Tel Aviv, Israel); guitarist Prasanna (Chennai, India); Mexican guitarist Oscar Zensei Gonzalez and bassist Vico Diaz; Benito Cabrera, Tiple player (Canary Islands); saxophonist and ﬂutist Anke Schimpf (Darmstadt, Germany), jazz pianist Sonoda Tomoko (Kumamoto, Japan) and other accomplished, versatile musicians from San Antonio Sister cities: Windhoek (Namibia), Gwangju (South Korea), Kaohsiung (Taiwan) and Wuxi (China). San Antonio’s legendary jazz pianist Dr. Aaron Prado has been commissioned to compose a new work for the Festival’s Grand Finale. 210-621-4905 | musicalbridges.org SAN ANTONIO STOCK SHOW AND RODEO WRANGLER BREAKFAST & KICK-OFF Saturday, February 03, 2018 Wrangler Breakfast - 9 AM, Parade - 11 AM, Stock Show Rodeo Kick Off Dance - 2 to 9 PM Downtown San Antonio — La Villita The Western Heritage Parade & Cattle Drive is the kick-off of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. This parade features more than 100 head of beautiful longhorn cattle as well as colorfully decorated wagons dating back as far as the early 1900s with cultural dancing groups. Infantry groups and native heritage groups are also part of this amazing display of western heritage and culture. The parade honors the time and tradition of bringing cattle through downtown San Antonio. 210-573-3393 | SARODEO.com | Free SOUTH TEXAS HBCU (HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES) COLLEGE FAIR Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 10:00 am to 12:00 noon Northeast Lakeview College, 1201 Kitty Hawk Road, Universal City, TX I.M. BRACE Education is excited to host the South Texas Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College Fair in honor of San Antonio’s Tricentennial Celebration. This annual event is designed to promote college readiness and career exploration through providing a forum in which students and parents can become more familiar with the educational and cultural opportunities Historically Black Colleges and Universities have to offer. This event is signiﬁcant to our beloved city because San Antonio has embraced one of the oldest HBCUs in the nation since 1898, St. Philip’s College. Monique A. Broadnax | email@example.com | Free MUSIC IN THE DARK: THE POWER OF MUSIC TO EVOKE MEMORY Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 6:30 PM - 9 PM The Landing at Stone Oaks, 19110 Huebner Rd, 78258 Join Mockingbird Mobile Cinema at The Landing at Stone Oaks to explore the power of music and memory. The Landing at Stone Oaks specializes in providing quality care for those affected by dementia. The Landing is also the home of the Music in Residency Program, the ﬁrst inter-generational music program in Texas. Snacks are provided. Q & A with the artists explore the power of music and memory. Brenda L Burmeister | firstname.lastname@example.org Free but tickets are required
WESTERN HERITAGE PARADE & CATTLE DRIVE Saturday, February 03, 2018 | Wrangler Breakfast- 9 AM Parade - 11 AM | Western Heritage Parade Music Festival- 1-6PM Downtown San Antonio La Villita Help kick off the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo by spending your day downtown celebrating our San Antonio heritage. Start with the Stock Show Stampede 5K run through downtown. After that, join us for the Rodeo Wrangler Breakfast and enjoy kid’s games, family entertainment, and chuck wagon biscuits and gravy. Then settle in and grab your spot along the Western Heritage Parade & Cattle Drive route and wait for a majestic herd of Longhorns and varied list of parade participants. Following the parade, enjoy an afternoon of free music with Western Heritage Parade Music Festival. sarodeo.com | Free MUSICAL BRIDGES AROUND THE WORLD INTERNATIONAL SISTER CITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 7:30 PM Empire Theater, 226 N St Marys St, 78205 The creation of a Sister City International Jazz Band is an innovative project for MBAW’s 5th International Music Festival. The ensemble includes saxophonist Shlomi Kohen (Tel Aviv, Israel); guitarist Prasanna (Chennai, India); Mexican guitarist Oscar Zensei Gonzalez and bassist Vico Diaz; Benito Cabrera, Tiple player (Canary Islands); saxophonist and ﬂutist Anke Schimpf (Darmstadt, Germany), jazz pianist Sonoda Tomoko (Kumamoto, Japan) and other accomplished, versatile musicians from San Antonio Sister cities: Windhoek (Namibia), Gwangju (South Korea), Kaohsiung (Taiwan) and Wuxi (China). San Antonio’s legendary jazz pianist Dr. Aaron Prado has been commissioned to compose a new work for the Festival’s Grand Finale. 210-464-1534 | www.musicalbridges.org WINTER FOUR SEASON INDIAN MARKETS Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 10 AM - 2 PM Mission San Juan Capistrano, 9101 Graf Rd, 78214 American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions Local Native American vendors gather at the Historic San Juan Capistrano Mission to sell their hand-crafted jewelry, paintings, embroidery, traditional medicines and more. At noon, the AIT Dance Theater performs for the crowd, with a participatory round-dance for all. Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase Native American foods and beverages made by our families. http://aitscm.org/calendar/ | Free and Open to all BARYNYA RUSSIAN FOLD DANCE ENSEMBLE, INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Sunday, February 4, 2018 | 3 PM Empire Theater, 226 N St Marys St Musical Bridges Around the World — Russian music, dance and song ensemble established in the year 1991 in New York City, is a world renowned group that enjoys exalting stature as the premier Russian folk ensemble outside of Russia. Barynya presents Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Jewish and Gypsy Roma traditional dancing, music, songs, and virtuoso performances on instruments including the balalaika, garmoshka and balalaika contrabass. Barynya has been invited to perform at some of the most prestigious cultural venues in the United States. 210-624-4905 | musicalbridges.org SPRING 2018 MC NAY EXHIBITION SOMETHING TO SAY February 8, 2017 - May 6, 2018 | Times Vary McNay Art Museum, 6000 North New Braunfels Avenue Organized by the Museum’s Head of Curatorial Affairs, René Paul Barilleaux, in consultation with curatorial advisor Lowery Stokes Sims, Something to Say is the ﬁrst exhibition of modern, postwar, and contemporary African American art to be presented at the McNay in an exhibition of this scale. Featuring over 50 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and photographs by a wide range of 20th- and 21st- century artists, Something to Say draws its contents primarily from three San Antonio collections: the McNay, the Harmon and Harriet Kelley Foundation for the Arts, and the Nicholas/Foster collection. Planned activities include lectures, gallery talks, and tours; Sunday af-
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ternoon family art workshops; teacher workshops; a free Teen Night; a ﬁlm series dedicated to African American/Black cinema; Free Second Thursday events; and adult workshops every Wednesday." 210-805-1723 | mcnayart.org Adults - $20 Children 19 and younger - Free SPIRAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION WORKSHOP II: GUIDE TO BLACK SAN ANTONIO, VOLUME II Friday, February 9, 2018 | 5 PM - 6 PM Claude Black Community Center A follow-up publication of contributions made by the local Black community toward the growth and development of the City of San Antonio. The Guide commemorates the rich history of a community whose impact is part of our collective consciousness and story line. Jean Rodgers Clack | email@example.com 300 AND BEYOND February 9-10, 2018 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater, 100 Auditorium Circle Programming throughout 2018 will be dedicated, or will include works, to celebrating San Antonio's 300th Anniversary, including a World Premiere during our summer 2018 education program (CMI). 210-364-3884 | cmi-sa.org $39-adults/$20-military/$10-students SAN ANTONIO STOCK SHOW & RODEO February 9-26, 2018 | 10 AM - 10 PM AT&T Center, Freeman Coliseum and surrounding grounds. The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo was ﬁrst held in 1950 and provides wholesome family entertainment and serves as a pillar of strength and support to the youth of Texas. 210-573-3393 | SARODEO.com ANNUAL CHARRO QUEEN CORONATION AND GALA Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 7 PM - Midnight Tropicano Ballroom, 110 Lexington Avenue, TX 78205 Black tie dinner and dance to commemorate 70 years of the Asociacion de Charros San Antonio. The coronation of the queen, an official Fiesta Royal, starts the festivities. 210-396-9752 | sacharros.org | $75 adults/$50 children
THE FAMILY TREE February 10 - April 2, 2018 | Times Vary 3134 Roosevelt Ave., San Antonio, TX 78214 Mission San Jose Neighborhood Association — Art Students from Brackenridge High School and artist, Terry A. Ybañez and Veronica Castillo will exhibit artworks that investigate the family trees of 3 to 4 descendant families from Mission San Jose. msjna.org | Free SAN ANTONIO WIND SYMPHONY: LIVE AT SOUTHWEST LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL Sunday, February 11, 2018 | 6 - 7 PM 13608 Watson Rd, Von Army, TX 78073 The San Antonio Wind Symphony presents our fourth concert of the season at Southwest Legacy High School! 210-275-8285 | sawinds.com | Free TRICENTENNIAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND DANCE February 11, 2018 | 6 - 9 PM San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet & Youth Orchestras This performance will include a variety of music and dance selections that resonate with the city’s rich cultural heritage. The concert will feature Karin Heiden’s ballet, “For Those Left Behind,” in honor of the men and women in military service and their families. The ballet, set to Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, featuring a classical Spanish guitar soloist showcases a Spanish-themed courtyard festival prior to the soldier’s departure for war. This classical ballet is an interpretation of a community’s support 3for its soldiers and the emotional struggles of four couples. yosa.org | sametballet.org BLACK HISTORY BREAKFAST Feburary 12, 2018 | 9 AM - noon La Quinta Inn & Suites, 4431 Horizon Hill Blvd., San Antonio, Theta Eta Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. will host its annual Black History breakfast where this year's speaker will be Dr. Morris Stribling as we celebrate the history and achievements of African Americans during Black History Month." 210-771-2302 | firstname.lastname@example.org | $25
VALENTINE LUNCHEON - FRIEND OF HOSPICE SAN ANTONIO Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 10:30 AM San Antonio Country Club, 4100 N New Braunfels Ave. Friend of Hospice San Antonio Valentine luncheon and style show with raffle and silent auction. 210-785-5850 | friendsofhospicesa.org | $65 per person
ARTPACE COMMON CURRENTS February 15 - April 22, 2018 | 6 PM - 8 PM 300 Augusta St., 78205 In Celebration of San Antonio's Tricentennial year, six downtown artitistcentric organizations: Artpace San Antonio, Blue Star Contemporary, Carver Community Cultural Center, the Guadlupe Cultural Arts Center, The Mexican Cultural Institute, and the Southwest School of Art www.commoncurrents.org/ | swschool.org | Free
BUD LIGHT MARDI GRAS RIVER PARADE AND FESTIVAL Friday, February 10, 2018 | 1 PM - 6 PM San Antonio Riverwalk The San Antonio River Walk Association. A procession of decorated ﬂoats transforms the River Walk into a ﬂoating Mardi Gras celebration. Krewes of costumed revelers and live entertainment celebrate San Antonio style. Enjoy live music, entertainment and food trucks. The public is encouraged to come dressed in masks, costumes, and beads. 210-227-4262 ext: 108 | email@example.com Free Admission
BLESS ME ULTIMA Friday, February 16 -March 11, 2018 | Varies The Classic Theatre of San Antonio, 1924 Fredericksburg Road, 78201 The Classic Theatre of San Antonio's 10th season will present four classic plays during the calendar year 2018, with attendant student performances and community talk back. The plays will represent the historic perspective which dates back to the dawn of classic theatre, and carries forward to the 20th century. www.classictheatre.org Adult: $25, Seniors and Military $20, Student $10
CLASSICAL MUSIC INSTITUTE: A MODERN TRIFECTA Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Tobin Center for the Performing Arts - Carlos Alvarez Studio Theatre 100 Auditorium Circle, 78205 Three modern composers in one evening! A Modern Trifecta will include Arvo Pärt's Trisagion, John Adam's Shaker Loops, and as part of our year-long celebration of San Antonio's Tricentennial, Spaniard Leonardo Balada's Caprichos No. 5 and A Little Night Music in Harlem. CMI's Principal Cellist Mihai Marica is the soloist and Gemma New New returns as the conductor. A Modern Trifecta is generously underwritten by Mr. Christopher Cheever. https://cmi-sa.org/event/a-modern-trifecta/ | $39/person
CIRCA 1718 February 16 - May 13, 2018 | Open During Museum Hours San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave., Comprised of 150 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and decorative objects, the exhibition will tell the story of northern New Spain, in general, and Texas and San Antonio, in particular during the city's ﬁrst century. Works will come from public and private collections in the United States, Mexico, and elsewhere. The exhibition will celebrate the city's deep Hispanic roots and strong cultural ties with Mexico. 210-978-8136 | samuseum.org $10-20 for adults, Free for Children 12 and under
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THE ORIGINAL MOHAGANY BRAIN CHALLENGE—30 YEARS Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 8 AM -3 PM MLK Academy, 3501 Martin Luther King Dr, 78220 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® Alpha Tau Omega Chapter. Since 1998, the Mahogany Brain Challenge broadens our local community youth's knowledge of about key historical about key historical African-American facts. atoaka.net | Free THE SAN ANTONIO RIVER WALK ASSOCIATION CONFUCIUS WISHING LANTERNS ON THE WATER Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 5 PM - 7 PM San Antonio Riverwalk Convention Center Lagoon An ethereal experience of casting lanterns into the river in honor of loved ones, hopes, dreams, and wishes. Admission is free, and lanterns are $5 each (sold at the event) which includes eco-friendly rice paper lanterns and LED candle. Pens will be available to decorate and personalize your lanters. Entertainment includes festival dancing to thematic music. Asian-inspired food available for purchase. Emcee for the event is Sonny Melenrez, noted motivational and inspirational speaker. This event serves as the grand ﬁnale to the UTSA Institute of Texas Culture's Asian Festival. www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com | Free THE LINKS 18TH ANNUAL WESTERN GALA Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 7:30 PM – midnight Pedrotti's North Wind Ranch, 13715 FM 1560 North, Helotes, TX The San Antonio Links foundation hosts a fun ﬁlled night of dinner, dancing, silent auction, signature cocktail, diamond necklace raffle and heads or tails game all to raise money for scholarships for African American high school and college students at St. Philips College www.sanantoniolinks.org $85 per person / corporate rates available 20TH ANNUAL UNITED SAN ANTONIO POW WOW February 17 - 18, 2018 | Saturday: 10 AM-9PM | Sun: 10-4 Mission County Park, 6030 Padre Dr, 78214 The 20th Annual United San Antonio Pow Wow is an official American Indian event. We invite individuals and families to participate in the American Indian Culture and traditions of dance and music at an official Native American Pow Wow. The pow wow promotes tribal traditions, culture and the opportunity for Native people to gather in celebrating their rich heritage with one another. www.unitedsanantoniopowwow.org | Free WOMENS GLOBAL CONNECTION — GIRLS GLOBAL SUMMIT Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 9 AM - 1 PM UIW Rosenberg Sky Room, 847 E Hildebrand Ave, What does it mean to be a global citizen? Teams of school-age girls lead us in a free, fun, half-day program to explore that question. A few of the topics include the United Nations' policies and goals for women; body image in cultural contexts; human trafficking; and what it means to be a minority female growing up in San Antonio/the United States. www.womensglobalconnection.org | Free TRICENTENNIAL MILITARY COMMITTEE NAVY WEEK February 18 - 24 | times vary AT&T Center Navy Week seeks to educate Americans on the importance of Naval service, understand the investment they make in their Navy and to increase awareness in cities which might not otherwise see the Navy at work on a regular basis. TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SAN ANTONIO HISTORY PRESERVATION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN LANDMARK IN SAN ANTONIO Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Texas A&M University-San Antonio, One University Way, 78224 Lecture: Everett Fly, San Antonio native, architect, and National Humanities Medalist, will discuss the histroic preservation of African American landmarks in San Antonio and the inﬂuence of the commu-
nity way of life and organization on its archtecture and landscape. Eric Lopez | firstname.lastname@example.org | Free VOICES OF THE ALAMO: THE RETURN OF THE COURIERS Friday, February 23, 2018 | 11 AM Menger Hotel Colonial Room, 204 Alamo Plaza, Alamo Couriers Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas This event commemorate the heroes of the Alamo through a program and speakers. Speakers for 2017 include author of a new book on William B. Travis. Speaker for 2018 tentative, JP Bryan, collateral relative of Stephen F. Austin, descendant of Moses Austin and founder of the Bryan Museum in Galveston, TX. 210-493-8238 | email@example.com | $30 TEXAS TRAIL ROUNDUP February 23-25, 2018 | 7 AM - 4:45 PM Holiday Inn Downtown, Market Square, 318 W Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. The Texas Trail Roundup is an international three-day walking festival. Walks range from 5KM to 42KM per day, are non-competitive and are accessible to walkers of all ages and abilities. www.texastrailroundup.org | $3 per walk DIVINE PROVIDENCE CATHOLIC CHURCH 5K RUN FOR HUMAN NEED Saturday, February 24, 2018 | 9 AM - 12 PM Pearsall Park, 4700 Old Pearsall Rd., 78242 There are two reasons why you run in this event: to ﬁght obesity and to ﬁght poverty. Your run encourages people on how it can be fun to live a healthy lifestyle and your money will be a great help to the many disadvantaged families in Southwest San Antonio. 512-674-5289 | dpusa.org | $35 for an entry to run THE NAVARRO JOURNEY CONTINUES… THE CORSICAN CONNECTION Saturday, February 24, 2018 | 10 AM - 4 PM Casa Navarro State Historic Site, 228 S. Laredo Street, 78207 An open house celebration of the diverse heritage and history marking the beginning of when Angel Navarro of Corsica settled in 1777. Historical and interactive exhibits, art, photos, music, entertainment, and on-site activities celebrating the 223rd birthday of native-born son, hero and a founding father of Texas, José Antonio Navarro. Friends of Casa Navarro 210-365-5566 | www.friendsofcasanavarro.org 300 YEARS OF COMMUNITY DANCE IN SAN ANTOIO Saturday, February 24, 2018 | 1 PM - 4 PM Spanish Governor's Palace Kickoff Spanish heritage Son Jarocho dance and music with International Folk Culture Center. https://ollufolkculturecenter.com/ | Free ARTS SAN ANTONIO — YOU AND ME, MUMMENSCHANZ: THE MUSICIANS OF SILENCE Saturday, February 24, 2018 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM The Majestic Theatre, 224 E Houston Street, 78205 Mummenschanz tells visual stories with no musical tracking and no stage set thus composing a playful paralanguage that can be understood by all. www.artssa.org | $29-$99 BLACK WORSHIP ANNUAL PHOTOSHOOT & CLERGY HALL OF FAME Saturday, February 24, 2018 | 2 PM - 4 PM Antioch Community Sports Complex, 314 Eross Street, 78202 The Reverend Jerry William Daily of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church welcomes you to the XII Annual Photoshoot & Clergy Hall of Fame http://blackworshipsa.com/ | $50 ALAMO CITY DANCE COMPANY DANCES FROM AROUND THE WORLD February 24-25, 2018
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Saturday & Sunday Show 1 at 2 PM, Show 2 at 5 PM Carol B Conway Theatre, 11210 Disco St., 78216 Performing exciting dance and music styles and genres from around the world in representation of the multi-cultural ethnecities in San Antonio and South Texas. saspa.org | $20 ALAMO CITY BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (ACBCC) BLACK HISTORY RECEPTION February 27, 2018 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM St. Philips College, Bowden Alumni Center at Bldg 12, 112 Mittman Ave., 78204 www.alamocitychamber.org Free to Chamber Members and $25 to general public
MARCH THE JEWELBOX GALLERY March 2018 | Open 24 hours 123 Nevada, San Antonio, TX 78501 Seale Studios presents The Jewelbox Gallery, a ‘peek-in’ gallery located in a city-designated historic landmark, the Roatzsch-Grissenbeck-Arciniega dating from 1883. 210-348-0800 | sealestudios.com | Free ST. ANTHONY’S LOST & FOUND: THE POETRY EXCHANGE March — April 2018 Plaza de Armas Gallery Focusing on the City’s namesake St. Anthony de Padua, The Poetry Exchange is the signature project of San Antonio’s Poet Laureate, Jenny Browne, which explores the concepts of poetic naming and incorporates letter poems written by local students, seniors and community members. A multi-sensory exhibit will be on display in the Plaza de Armas Gallery, featuring community poems and artworks that pay tribute to both the know and lost history of San Antonio. getcreativesanantonio.com RURAL SCHOOLS IN NORTHWEST BEXAR COUNTY, NORTHSIDE SCHOOL MUSEUM March 1-May 30, 2018 | 8 AM - 5 PM 6632 Bandera Rd., Bldg. A & Nortside ISD Central Administration, 5900 Evers Rd. A historical exhibit featuring rural one-room schools which were scattered across northwest Bexar County (1868-1949) will be on display at the Northside School Museum and at the Northside ISD Central Administration building. The exhibit will include photos, historical documents, and physical artifacts. www.nisd.net/commuity/schoolmuseum | Free SYNERGY 2018 - FREE STUDENT PERFORMANCE March 1-2 , 2018 | 10:00 AM Jo Long Theatre, Carver Community Cultural Center 226 N. Hackberry The Ballet Conservatory of South Texas — Synergy includes the performace excerpts from the classical ballet Paquita, and original contemporary works featuring choreographers from around the nation. Synergy 2018 will highlight original works dedicated to the culture of San Antonio, incorporation our diverse company and artisitc staff. 210-820-3400 | balletsouthtexas.org | Free TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY Friday, March 02, 2018 | 11 AM - 1:30 PM In front of the Alamo and in the Alamo Plaza
Alamo Mission Chapter-Daughters of The Republic — This annual event celebrates the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico which was signed March 2, 1836. 210-865-7064 or 210-872-9915 firstname.lastname@example.org | Free BIRTH OF MILITARY AVIATION March 02, 2018 | Times Vary Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston City of San Antonio Office of Military and Veterans Affairs Each year, the Stinson Flight No. 2 Order of Daedalians and the Jack Dibrell/Alamo Chapter of the Army Aviation of America hold a wreath-laying ceremony at the main ﬂagpole at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston to commemorate the historic event. Daedalians want to bring a Wright Flyer to San Antonio to celebrate the ﬂight of Lt Ben Foulois made over Ft. Sam Houston in 1910. sanantonio.gov/oma SAN ANTONIO AREA ASSOCIATION FOR BILINGUAL EDUCATION 39TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE Friday, March 02, 2018 | 8 AM - 4 PM Norris Conference Center The San Antonio Area Association for Bilingual Education promotes the city's bilingualism. Its annual conference focuses on strategies for teaching bilingualism/English as a second language/dual language to both native English speakers and native Spanish speakers. The conference will include presentations related to the history of language development in the area and workshops for teachers to learn and practice new classroom skills and techniques. 210-421-3986 | saaabeoftexas.com $150-professional/$50-university college students/parents SAN PEDRO SPRINGS PARK BY NIGHT Friday, March 2, 2018 | 8:30 PM-10:30 PM San Pedro Springs Park, 2200 N Flores, 78212 An evening for adults to 'Explore 300 Years of Wonder' in San Pedro Springs Park - the oldest park in San Antonio and 2nd oldest municipal part in the Country. Participants will enjoy music, food, and refreshments while remembering the past and celebrating the present in. As the evening melts into night, the area will glow with lights as people dance the night away. www.sanantonio.gov | Free with cash bar ARTS SAN ANTONIO A TRIBUTE TO BENNY GOODMAN, JULIAN BLISS SEPTET Friday, March 2, 2018 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N St. Mary's Street Julian Bliss is one of the world's ﬁnest clarinetists, excelling as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, jazz artist, masterclass leader and tireless musical explorer. www.artssa.org | $29-$99 BOTANICA MUSIC FESTIVAL March 3, 2018 Six Flags Fiesta Texas Botanica is a family friendly event that features over 20 performers on multiple stages, from international touring acts to local favorites, as well as fun activities, amazing local food, signature beverages, and more. www.botanicamusicfestival.com TEXAS CHOICE PAGEANTS OFFICIAL LITTLE MISS/ MR SAN ANTONIO PAGEANT Saturday, March 3, 2018 | 8 AM - 5 PM Open to all ages with no experience necessary. As always we support the Texas Diaper Bank by accepting donations from contestants. www.sapageant.net/ | $50 contestants, $10 spectators MISSION SAN JUAN FEAST DAY Saturday, March 3, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Mission San Juan Capistrano, 9101 Graf Rd San Antonio, TX The American Indians in Texas host this commemoration of the Acto
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de Posesión that took place on March 5th, 1731 as the Franciscan Priests handed over ownership of Missions Concepcion, San Juan and Espada to the Native American families residing there. This historical interpretation by living descendants of these original families will include a reading of the Decree which designates the Mission Indian families as rightful owners of the missions, prior to the arrival of the Canary Islanders. (210) 227-4940 | email@example.com | Free and open to all HANGAR 9 100TH ANNIVERSARY Saturday, March 3, 2018 | 7 - 9 PM 8081 Inner Circle Rd. Brooks Development Authority Hangar 9 100th Anniversary — An event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Hangar 9. 210-878-9336 | www.brookscity-base.com MOCKINGBIRD MOBILE CINEMA - THE WIDTH AND BREADTH OF NARRATIVE Saturday, March 3, 2018 | 7 PM - 9 PM Fishead Microgallery, 1028 N Flores Four local artists, two great organizations: one night of intriguing nontraditional narrative art experience at an unusual venue. Each month, Mockingbird Mobile Cinema screens video, and new media at various venues collaborating with organizations to present poignant programs based on pertinent themes. This March join us at FISHEAD Microgallery to witness how San Antonio artists interpret and challenge narrative storytelling. The Microgallery plays host to a myriad of art "happenings" such as guerrilla art shows, artist collaborations, house concerts, and more. 210-861-2773 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Free NATIONAL OVARIAN CANCER COALITION 1ST ANNUAL TEAL TEA Saturday, March 3, 2018 | 10 AM - 12:30 PM Oveture, Stone Oak — 18610 Tuscany Stone 1141 N Loop 1604, E #105-421 Garden party/ brunch attire is appropriate for this fashion show featuring ovarian cancer survivors, breast cancer survivors and local female veterans--all strong women of all different ages, heights and sizes. Join the derby hat contest. Delicious tea and scrumptious food served and our 2018 Fiesta Medal will be revealed. We will recognize our 2017 run walk sponsors, major fundraisers and volunteers. 210-202-3275 | runwalk.ovarian.org/sanantonio $35 per person THIS HAPPENED HERE: HISTORY IN HIDDEN CORNERS WESTSIDE TOUR March 3, May 5, October 6, December 8, 2018 10 AM - 12 PM TBD/several across the westside Westside Development Corporation — Currently seeking storytellers from the community to share their own rich experience with the history of the westside. Selected storytellers for this project will share their local tales that honor the Westside history, culture, people & places as a part of the Westside bus tour in addition to having their story published in local media outlets. The 4 tours are open to the public & will make stops at various Westside destinations to meet & hear each selected local storyteller. 210-501-0192 | westsidedevcorp.com $15-adult/$5-child/$25-family A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO SAN ANTONIO'S 300TH ANNIVERSARY Sunday, March 04, 2018 | 3 - 4:30 PM Concordia Lutheran Church, 16801 Huebner Rd. Join the official city band of San Antonio as we play musical selections that celebrate the city's rich cultural history. 210-216-6815 | sanantoniosymphonicband.com | Free AMERICAN BRASS QUINTET CONCERT Monday, March 05, 2018 | 9 - 11 AM St. Mary's University, TBD
San Antonio Chamber Music Society presents this concert, free to the public, by the renowned American Brass Quinet. We will commission a special work in honor of San Antonio's Tricentennial 210-408-1558 or 210-849-0945 | SACMS.org | Free THE FALL OF THE ALAMO Tuesday, March 06, 2018 | 2:30 - 5 PM In front of the Alamo and in the Alamo Plaza Alamo Mission Chapter-Daughters of The Republic — The fall of the Alamo — March 6, 1836. This event commemorates the fall of the Alamo and to remember the defenders. 210-865-7064 or 210-872-9915 email@example.com | Free DAWN AT THE ALAMO ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION Tuesday, March 06, 2018 | 6 AM - 4 PM Alamo Plaza, 300 BLK Alamo Street A re-enactment of dawn at the Alamo. 210-273-1730 | sanantoniolivinghistory.org | Free THE ECUMENICAL CENTER ART HEALS HEARTS: THE POWER OF EXPRESSION, AN ART EXHIBITION Friday, March 09, 2018 | 6 PM - 8 PM The Ecumenical Center, 8310 Ewing Halsell The Art Heals Hearts Show presents over 200 works of visual art from over 100 distinguished artists in the South Texas area. The exhibition is an annual show that also includes works from The Ecumenical Center’s Therapeutic Expressive Arts Program. This show welcomes juried artists, amateur artists, poets and musicians who want tell their own stories of hope and healing through the arts. During the evening of March 9, visitors will have the opportunity to view the visual art, experience a poetry reading, engage in therapeutic rhythms and listen to musical pieces performed by the composers. www.ecrh.org | Free SET FOR SPRING ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE WORKSHOP March 9 - 11, 2018 | 9 AM - 9 PM International Folk Culture Center, 411 SW 24th Street Set for Spring English Country Dance Workshop Weekend workshop with expert instruction and live music. A fee will be charged at the IFCC 210-424-0892 | firstname.lastname@example.org $100 for three days of instruction and dancing CANARY ISLANDS — SAN ANTONIO AT THE XXI CENTURY March 10, 2018 | 7:30 AM Main Plaza Aula Canaria UTSA-Downtown Campus Learn from various speakers about business opportunities in San Antonio and tourism in the Canary Islands. Hear remarks about the history of San Antonio and the Canary Islands. Comments will be made by City of San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolf. Translation equipment will be available. SAN ANTONIO FOUNDERS MONUMENT March 10, 2018 Bexar County Courthouse — The presentation of two out of ﬁve bronze statues related to San Antonio’s Founder of Civil Government will be inaugurated at the front of the Old Court House. These monuments are being commissioned in honor of our City’s Tricentennial and will be completed over the course of 2018. EL NACIMIENTO — THE BIRTH OF SAN ANTONIO Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Main Plaza This event will focus on the Spanish Colonial period, allowing each of the founding communities of San Antonio to provide a gift of storytelling about their ancestors. The four founding communities will be represented by the Native Americans, Spanish Presidio Soldiers, Spanish Friars, and the Canary Islanders. www.cida-sa.org | Free
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AMERICAN INDIANS IN TEXAS AT THE SPANISH COLONIAL MISSIONS YANAGUANA MISSION HERITAGE TOURS Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 9 AM - 12:30 PM Mission San Jose, 701 E Pyron Ave, We may know it now as San Antonio, Texas, but this place we call home has a much older, richer history than other cities in the state. These ﬁve Franciscan Missions, which draw so many visitors to the area, are a gateway to history and we invite you to discover them, guided by a member of the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation, a descendant of the tribal peoples who have been here since the beginning. Learn about the area prior to colonization, the purpose of these military outposts and gain insight to the culture and traditions of the original people of this land. Included the Yanaguana Mission Heritage Tour are guided tours of the four Southern missions, a traditional musical performance and a food sampling with seasonal Native foods. Ramon J. Vasquez | email@example.com $20 per person, includes transportation to all the missions. RSVP is required no later than 4 business days prior to the tour date. HEADWATERS AT INCARNATE WORD ART OF THE SACRED TEXAS SPRINGS: BIG HOLE LECTURE Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 2 PM - 4 PM 4503 Broadway St UIW Mabee Auditorium Headwaters at Incarnate Word together with a group of passionate artists have organized a month-long art installation celebrating the Blue Hole, sacred source spring of the San Antonio River. The exhibit and accompanying evens are art of a regional initiative, A Pilgrimage Connecting People to Art and Enviornment, Which invites the public to experience our South Central Texas springs through various artisitc mediums. The Blue Hole is of particular interest as the fountain spring that provided for indigenous people for millennia before attracting the Spanish to found the City of San Antonio 300 years ago. www.headwaters-iw.org | Free HARP AND SHAMROCK SOCIETY 35TH ANNUAL HARP AND SHAMROCK SOCIETY FUN RUN Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 8:30 AM Southside Lions Park, 3100 Hiawatha St, 78210 The racecourse winds its way around the park's scenic lake, and the Salado Creek Greenway. With ample parking and great facilities the event is a "must" for many local runners. The event features great food, fun, Irish cheer and of course "Guinness at the Finish". www.harpandshamrock.org | Pre-race $35, Race Day $40 HEADWATERS AT INCARNATE WORD ART OF THE SACRED TEXAS SPRINGS: BIG HOLE (FILM SERIES) Sunday, March 11, 2018 | 2 PM - 4 PM 4503 Broadway St UIW Student Engagement Center Ballroom Headwaters at Incarnate Word together with a group of passionate artists have organized a month-long art installation celebrating the Blue Hole, sacred source spring of the San Antonio River. The exhibit and accompanying evens are art of a regional initiative, A Pilgrimage Connecting People to Art and Enviornment, which invites the public to experience our South Central Texas springs through various artisitc mediums. www.headwaters-iw.org | Free BALLET SAN ANTONIO 4TH ANNUAL BALLET IN THE PARK Saturday, March 11, 2018 | 6 - 8 PM Travis Park, Downtown San Antonio, Texas Artistic Director, Willy Shives, will be creating a new work speciﬁcally to celebrate San Antonio's Tricentennial. Ballet in the Park is a FREE community event held at Travis Park with the support of the City and other Ballet SA Sponsors. www.balletsanantonio.org | Free FREE ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE AT THE WITTE MUSEUM Sunday, March 11, 2018 | TBD Witte Museum 210-424-0892 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Free
BLESSED ANGELS COMMUNITY CENTER SPRING BREAK SPECIAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION Wednesday, March 12, 2018 | 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Alamo United Methodist Church, 4071 N. Foster Rd., 78244 Blessed Angels Community Center and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity collaborating with school districts to sponsor a Spring Break mobile pantry food distribtion for low income veterans and families in need. Many children only receive meals when they attend school. blessedangelscc.org | Free HEADWATERS AT INCARNATE WORD ART OF THE SACRED TEXAS SPRINGS: BIG HOLE March 12 - March 16, 2018 | 10 AM - 5 PM 4503 Broadway St, UIW Galleries Headwaters at Incarnate Word together with a group of passionate artists have organized a month-long art installation celebrating the Blue Hole, sacred source spring of the San Antonio River. The exhibit and accompanying evens are art of a regional initiative, A Pilgrimage Connecting People to Art and Enviornment, Which invites the public to experience our South Central Texas springs through various artisitc mediums. www.headwaters-iw.org | Free WORLD COLLEGIATE SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP March 12-18, 2018 Championship Sunday, 6PM & 8PM; 8am-5pm daily WCSC-Blossom Stadium & Heroes Stadium; WPCSC/WCCSC-S tar Complex, Classic Elite, Schertz Soccer Complex, Culebra Soccer Complex 8 countries competing for world title www.wcsc.soccer MAIN PLAZA CONSERVANCY SPRING BREAK March 12 - 16 11 AM -2 PM, M-F and 6 PM-9 PM Tues & Fri 115 N Main Avenue Weeklong music - varied genre www.mainplaza.org | Free INTERNATIONAL FOLK CULTURE CENTER DANCES OF THE CANARY ISLAND Monday, March 12-Tuesday 13, 2018 | 9 AM - 9 PM IFCC, 411 SW 24th St. Monday/Tuesday workshop with instructor from Tenerife. No fee. At the IFCC Lissa Bengtson, Director | email@example.com | Free THE WOMAN'S CLUB OF SAN ANTONIO THE ELEANOR BRACKENRIDGE FRIENDSHIP TEA March 13, 2018 | 2 - 4 PM The Woodward House, 1717 San Pedro We celebrate the birthday of our founder, Eleanor Brackenridge, with an event that would have thrilled her: a High Tea. We invite the PTAs that she founded, the old friends, the new friends, and the friends we don't yet know to enjoy a formal tea in a classic Victorian home thewomansclubofsa.org | Free ARTPACE (COMMON CURRENTS) CARVER COMMUNITY CULTURAL CENTER Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 6 PM - 8 PM 226 N. Hackberry, 78202 Six downtown artist-centric organizations will partner to present an exhibition that will illuminate the 300 years of their hometown’s history. Common Currents is a diverse, encyclopedic showcase of San Antonio’s history as told and rewritten by more than 300 visual and performing artists, invited to participate by their peers, and presented over 6 venues. Drawing on the connections or currents that run through San Antonio’s vibrant creative community, each of the organizing partners began by inviting two artists. These initial 12 artists were then asked to invite two peer artists, until more than 300 were amassed. All of the participating artists were assigned one year of San Antonio’s history on which to reﬂect in the development of their
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work for Common Currents . This exhibition is presented chronologically through a variety of contemporary media across the six venues. www.commoncurrents.org/ 60TH SAN ANTONIO FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL March 15 - 18 | 6 PM - 6PM Our Lady of the Lake University, 411 SW 24th Street In 2018, dance workshops and concerts will feature Bulgarian, Romanian and vintage American dance. The concert on Saturday night will have at least 12 acts sharing dance from around the world. 210-431-3922 | safdf.org | $120 for days of workshops and 2 meals TEJANO MUSIC AWARDS FAN FAIR 2018 March 15-18, 2018 | noon- midnight Historic Market Square, 514 W Commerce St Highlighting the very best of contemporary Tejano sounds, including more than 200 bands from the United States and Mexico. 210-320-4200 | tejanomusicawards.com | Free I WAS BORN HERE March 16, 2018-April 14, 2018 Performance: 6-9 PM | Gallery Hours: 1 PM - 4 PM Bihl Haus Arts, 2803 Fredericksburg Road I Was Born Here, a collaborative multimedia installation and performance piece giving voice to woman in San Antonio's history and future. 210-383-9723 | bihlhausarts.org | Free THE SAN ANTONIO RIVER WALK ASSOCIATION BUD LIGHT ST. PATRICKS DAY FESTIVAL March 16 - 17, 2018 | 12 PM - 8 PM Arneson River Theatre & La Villita Way This event started in 1968 and has been organized as a joint project by the San Antonio River Walk asociation and the Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas ever since. Murphy's Irish Stout beer and green beer will be sold at the arneson River Theatre along with Irish and other ethnic foods. Festival enternatinment includes a family-friendly. www.paseodelrio.com | Free HARP AND SHAMROCK SOCIETY HARP AND SHAMROCK SOCIETY MUSIC & DANCE FESTIVAL Friday, March 16, 2018 & Saturday, March 17, 2018 | 12 PM - 8 PM Arneson Stage Live bands playing Irish music and exhibition of Irish step dancing by the Inishfree School of Irish Dance. www.harpandshamrock.org | Free HARP AND SHAMROCK SOCIETY 51ST ANNUAL HARP AND SHAMROCK SOCIETY WREATH LAYING CEREMONY Saturday, March 17, 2018 | NOON The Alamo Join us in remembering and honoring those of Irish heritage that fought and died in the battle at the Alamo. www.harpandshamrock.org | Free HARP AND SHAMROCK SOCIETY 50TH ST. PATRICK'S DAY RIVER PARADE Saturday, March 17, 2018 | 4 PM - 6 PM Parade route follows the River Walk downtown San Antonio starting at Homewood Suites, Drury Plaza, Aztec Theatre, Hyatt Hotel, Rivercenter Mall, Convention Center, Arneson Theatre. The Parade occurs along on 2-1/2 miles of the San Antonio River with decorated ﬂoats ﬁlled with bagpipes and drummers, Irish step dancers, music, Kelly singers, former and current Irishmen of the Year, and Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas members. www.harpandshamrock.org | Free HEADWATERS AT INCARNATE WORD ART OF THE SACRED TEXAS SPRINGS: BIG HOLE Saturday, March 17, 2018 | 10 AM - 5 PM 4503 Broadway St, UIW Galleries Headwaters at Incarnate Word together with a group of passionate
artists have organized a month-long art installation celebrating the Blue Hole, sacred source spring of the San Antonio River. The exhibit and accompanying evens are art a regional initiative, A Pilgrimage Connecting People to Art and Enviornment, Which invites the public to experience our South Central Texas springs through various artisitc mediums. www.headwaters-iw.org | Free MAKE YOUR MARK! March 19-24, 2018 | 9 AM - 5 PM 115 W. Josephine Street, San Antonio, TX 78212 Using varied media, students will create artwork inspired by the book, ""The Dot"" by Peter H. Reynolds. The installation will be available for travel and highlights the community and collaborative art in crayon, paint, glass and tile mosaic. 210-556-4614 | saisd.net/schools/hawthorne179/ | Free SAN ANTONIO AREA RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION BIRTHDAY LUNCHEON & PROGRAM Thursday, March 21, 2018 | 11:30 AM - 2 PM Old San Francisco Steakhouse, 10223 Sahara Dr, Celebrate the SAARTA's 66th birthday with Guest Speaker, Dr. Yvonne Katz. "Not Too Bright.....But She's All Together" celebrates Dr. Katz's 39 years of experience as a teacher, principal and superintendent. The SAARTA promotes the professional, economic, intellectual, social, and physical well-being of our members and to encourage volunteer opportunities in the community and provide advocacy for improved retirement beneﬁts for all public schools and higher education retirees. http://localunits.org/SanAntonio/ CONTEMPORARY ART MONTH Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Sunday, May 6, 2018 | 6 PM - 9 PM Artpace, 445 N. Main Ave, 78205 CAM has partnered with Spain Arts & Culture and the Canary Island government to bring curator Adonay Bermúdez of Lanzarote, Canary Islands to curate the 2018 CAM Perennial exhibition. The exhibition will pair works by Canary Islander artists with works by San Antonio artists. Exhibition will then travel to Spain and the Canary Islands. www.contempoaryartartmonth.com | Free AN ANTONIO FLAVOR Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 6 - 10 PM 200 E. Jones Ave San Antonio Current — In its year, Flavor is a true feast for the senses, showcasing samples from 30+ San Antonio restaurants, beer, wine, assorted craft cocktails, live music, and an art installation by Contemporary Art Month artist. 21+ Only. 210-475-2374 | sacurrent.com GA tickets $60, VIP tickets $85 THE BIG GIVE March 22, 2018 | midnight to midnight San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Pkwy, Ste 114 Big Give is South Central Texas' day of online giving. The goal of the 24hour event is to support nonproﬁts in the region that are committed to making South Central Texas a great place to live, work and play. 210-229-0333 | tncouncil.org | Free DINNER IN TRAVIS PARK Friday, March 23, 2018 | 6 - 9 PM Travis Park, 301 E Travis Dinner in Travis Park is a celebration of the re-opening of the park. We provide a variety of entertainment highlighting different events or programs we had thoughout the year. 210-207-7819 | travisparksa.com | Free WILLIAM R. SINKIN ECO CENTRO TEXAS SPRING ARTS TOUR March 23, 2018 | 5 - 8 PM William R. Sinkin Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave. This is one in a series of activities celebrating Texas springs. This particular event, held at Eco Centro, will focus on the San Pedro Springs, just adjacent to the San Antonio College campus, where Eco Centro is lo-
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cated. The event will include a presentation by local aquifer and San Antonio River history expert, Gregg Eckhardt, and Luis Lopez, the artist of the mural at Eco Centro, which depicts the history of the San Antonio River and the area surrounding it. The event also includes an art exhibit and reception by SAC art students featuring the springs as well as a pilgrimage from Eco Centro to the San Pedro Springs. 210-486-1874 | alamo.edu/sac/sinkinecocentro/ | Free CITY OF SAN ANTONIO – CCDO DINNER IN TRAVIS PARK Friday, March 23, 2018 | 6PM - 9 PM Travis Park, 301 E Travis Street A celebration of the re-opening of the park. We provide a variety of entertainment highlighting different events or programs we had throughout the year. www.travisparksa.com | Free 300 YEARS OF SAN ANTONIO HISTORY SPEAKERS CONFERENCE March 23 - 24, 2018 The Witte Museum In honor of San Antonio’s Tricentennial Celebration the Witte Museum is proud to host a Speakers Conference. The two-day conference will examine the three centuries of San Antonio history. Speakers include Blanca Lopez de Mariscal and Paloma Vargas, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education – the Missions and Coahuiltecans, and the Honorable Joe R. Straus. www.wittemuseum.org THEN AND NOW: THE ARTS AND CULTURE IN SAN ANTONIO March 23-24, 2018 | 6 - 9:30PM Mission San Jose, 6701 San Jose Drive San Antonio Chamber Choir will celebrate the most sacred and the folk traditions from the past and present at Mission San Jose. Music that would have been sung 300 years ago will be performed in the historic Mission, as well as music representing the living and vibrant life of 2018. 210-740-1541 | sachamberchoir.org Tickets purchased in advance: General — $20 Senior/Miliary/Student — $15 Tickets purchase a the door — $25 ALPHA PHI SIGMA PHILOS AN AFFILIATE OF SIGMA GAMMA RHO SORORITY INC. 20TH NATIONAL WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH LUNCHEON Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 12 Noon - 1:30 PM 2nd Baptist Community Center, 3310 E. Commerce Street The National Women's History Month Luncheon honors outstanding women in our community. This year's guest speaker is Jane A. Madison, PhD, LPC, LCDC. Book scholarships are provided, and the luncheon also showcases young talent from the community. firstname.lastname@example.org | Adults - $50 Children $25 CONGREGATION OF THE SISTERS OF CHARITY OF INCARNATE WORD HISTORICAL JOURNEY — A TOUR OF LOVE AND SERVICE Saturday, March 24, 2018 | :30 AM - 2:30 PM Chapel of the Incarnate Word, 4503 Broadway Visit and Learn where the Incarnate Word Sisters in 1869 started the ﬁrst hospital in San Antonio in response to the mayor's plea for help and visit their Heritage Center. Learn of their care for orphans and contributions to education. See Missions Espada and Concepcion where Franciscans taught native peoples skills for farming and ranching as well as faith. www.uiw.edu/eccl/Special-Events/Historical_Tour/index.html | Free ARTS SAN ANTONIO CAMERON CARPENTER, ORGAN VIRTUOSO, FEATURING THE INTERNATIONAL TOURING ORGAN Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N St. Mary's Street Cameron Carpenter smashes the stereotypes of organ music and regularly appears as a soloist with many of the world's great orches-
tras. His repertoire is perhaps the largest and most diverse of any organist, and he is the ﬁrst organist ever nominated for a Grammy Award for a solo album. www.artssa.org | $29-$99 SAN ANTONIO WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME 2018 INDUCTION GALA Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 6 PM to 10 PM The Omni Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade Blvd The SAWHOF honors outstanding women in the community for their service through their induction in the organization. The 2018 inductees will be presented and recognized at this Gala for their contributions to the community. Virginia Van Cleave | $100 HAVEN FOR HOPE HOOPS FOR HOPE Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 10 AM-2 PM 1 Haven For Hope Way, 78240 Teams of all ages may pre-register to play in a fun, single elimination tournament. Music and family fun will make the dayenjoyable for supporters to come and watch. Food trucks will be on-site for those craving a tasty bite. And, for those that want to learn more about Haven for Hope, campus tours will be offered to the community throughout the event. For more information, contact email@example.com www.havenforhope.org | Free KITCHEN CAMPUS (JOHNNY HERNANDEZ CULINARY ARTS FOUNDATION) PAELLA CHALLENGE Sunday, March 25,2018 | 11 AM - 4 PM Mission County Park, 6030 Padre Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214 The Paella Challenge serves as an advocate for culinary education. The challenge raises scholarship funds and pairs award-winning chefs from around the country and Mexico with San Antonio high school students. Each high school is given an invaluable opportunity to put their skills to the test but only one school comes out on top. The winning high school team wins an all-expense paid trip to the Culinary Institute of America campus in Hyde Park, New York. Johnny Hernandez | firstname.lastname@example.org $25 (under 21)/$ 75 general admission HEADWATERS AT INCARNATE WORD YANAGUANA, LOWER PECOS ROCK ART, AND THE INDIGENOUS HISTORY OF SAN ANTONIO Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 8 PM - 9:30 PM 4503 Broadway, 78209 In this presentation, Gary Perez of the Native-American Church will share his intimate knowledge of the cultures that continue to trek through the South of Texas region, visiting natural springs that connect the dots from the past to the present. Perez will connect the San Antonio Missions to this great mystery of what is known as Yanaguana or Spirit Waters (the Blue Hole) at the Headwaters of the San Antonio River and why the Missions' speciﬁc iconogaphy (cravings and paintings) still serve as an astronomical guide ino the future for local indigenous peoples. www.headwaters-iw.org | Free 20TH NATIONAL WOMEN HISTORY MONTH LUNCHEON Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 12 Noon - 1:30 PM 2nd Baptist Community Center, 3110 E. Commerce Street Alpha Phi Sigma Philos an Affiliate of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. Luncheon honors several outstanding women in our community, gives book scholarships, showcases young talent in our community. 210-629-2339 | email@example.com Adults - $50 Children $25 HISTORICAL JOURNEY TOUR OF LOVE AND SERVICE Saturday, March 24, 2018 | TBD Chapel of the Incarnate Word, 4503 Broadway Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Incarnate Word Visit and learn where the Incarnate Word Sisters in 1869 started the ﬁrst hospital in San Antonio in response to the mayor's plea for help and visit their Heritage Center. Learn of their care for orphans and
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contributions to education. See Missions Espada and Concepcion where Franciscans taught native peoples skills for farming and ranching as well as faith. 210-828-2224 ext. 294 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Free HOOPS FOR HOPE Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 10 AM-2 PM Haven For Hope Way, San Antonio The purpose of the event will be to invite the community to get to know Haven for Hope. Tours will be provided to attendees, along with activities for children, food, and a tournament style 3-on-3 basketball event open to the community. Part of our regular operations, we have Security, Risk and Waste Management plans, as well as insurance. Any food provided will be prepared food or catered. Our mission is to offer a place of hope and new beginnings. We do this by providing, coordinating, and delivering an efficient system to care for people experiencing homelessness in Bexar County. 210-220-2188 | havenforhope.org | Free YANAGUANA, LOWER PECOS ROCK ART Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 8 - 9:30 PM 4503 Broadway Yanaguana, Lower Pecos Rock Art, and the Indigenous History of San Antonio — In this presentation, Gary Perez of the Native-American church will share his intimate knowledge of the cultures that continue to trek through the South of Texas region, visiting natural springs that connect the dots from the past to the present. Perez will connect the San Antonio Missions to this great mystery of what is known as Yanaguana or Spirit Waters (the Blue Hole) at the Headwaters of the San Antonio River and why the Missions' speciﬁc iconogaphy (cravings and paintings) still serve as an astronomical guide into the future for local indigenous peoples. 210-410-2394 | headwaters-iw.org | Free VIVA SAN ANTONIO RACE Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 8 - 11 AM Hemisfair, 434 S. Alamo Street Hosted by the Junior League of San Antonio, Inc. The Viva SA Race is a 5k/10k/Competitive Walking event. The race will begin at 9 am and the post-race celebration will last until 11 am. The race will start at Yanaguana Garden and run down Presa before entering the Riverwalk. The 5k race will turn around at Blue Star and the 10k race will turn around at the Missions. There will also be a kids’ 1k race that will occur at the park. The race will end at Yanaguana Garden where there will be a family friendly post-race celebration with food and drink vendors as well as entertainment and music. The event is registered with the Mayor’s Fitness Council. 210-225-1861 | jlsa.org $35/$40 (5k) and $45/$50 (10k) and Kids' Race $15 THE GOLIAD REENACTMENT & LIVING HISTORY PROGRAM March 24-25, 2018 Presidio La Bahia, 217 Loop 71, Goliad, TX 77963 Join the 32nd Annual Goliad Massacre Reenactment and Living History Program on March 23-25, 2018 at Presidio La Bahia in Goliad, Texas where Reenactors and Living Historians from across Texas gather to recreate the ﬁnal days of Colonel Fannin’s command. Stroll through the camps of both the Mexican and Texian armies and visit with reenactors as they go about their daily activities. The reenactors who you will see during the reenactments over the weekend set up camp within the Presidio with period tents, equipment and clothing. www.presidiolabahia.org Adults-$4, Seniors-$3.50, Military-$2.50, Students-$1 5 and under Free
Carmen Tafolla with the spirited stores and artifacts of those who lived the tale and helped mold our cultural mosaic. 210-826-3447 | balladborderland.com | Free CONSULADO GENERAL DE MÉXICO EN SAN ANTONIO / MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE COMMON CURRENT Thursday, March 29, 2018 | 6 PM Mexican Cultural Institute/ Insituto Cultural de Mexico, 600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, Common Current: To celebrate of San Antonio’s Tricentennial, six local organizations partner to present Common Currents, a diverse, encyclopedic showcase of San Antonio’s history as told and rewritten by more than 300 visual and performing artists in 6 different venues. Monica del Arenal | email@example.com | Free ARTPACE (COMMON CURRENTS) MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE March 29 - May 7, 2018 | 6 PM - 8 PM 600 Hemisphere Plaza Way , 78205 In celebration of San Antonio’s Tricentennial year, six downtown artist-centric organizations will partner to present an exhibition that will illuminate the 300 years of their hometown’s history. Common Currents is a diverse, encyclopedic showcase of San Antonio’s history as told and rewritten by more than 300 visual and performing artists, invited to participate by their peers, and presented over 6 venues. Drawing on the connections or currents that run through San Antonio’s vibrant creative community, each of the organizing partners began by inviting two artists. These initial 12 artists were then asked to invite two peer artists, until more than 300 were amassed. All of the participating artists were assigned one year of San Antonio’s history on which to reﬂect in the development of their work for Common Currents . This exhibition is presented chronologically through a variety of contemporary media across the six venues. www.commoncurrents.org/ HEADWATERS AT INCARNATE WORD ART OF THE SACRED TEXAS SPRINGS: BIG HOLE Thursday, March 29, 2018 | 7 PM - 8 PM 4503 Broadway St UIW Recital Hall Headwaters at Incarnate Word together with a group of passionate artists have organized a month-long art installation celebrating the Blue Hole, sacred source spring of the San Antonio River. The exhibit and accompanying evens are art of a regional initiative, A Pilgrimage Connecting People to Art and Enviornment, Which invites the public to experience our South Central Texas springs through various artisitc mediums. The Blue Hole is of particular interest as the fountain spring that provided for indigenous people for millennia before attracting the Spanish to found the City of San Antonio 300 years ago. The installation is hosted in the University of the Incarnate Word art galleries. To enhance the exhibit, wo piano concerts, a ﬁlm series, a lecture, and poetry readings will take place across the month. www.headwaters-iw.org | Free 2018 NCAA FINAL FOUR Friday, March 30, 2018 – Monday, April 2, 2018 | All-day Alamodome, Hemisfair Civic Park, Henry D. Gonzalez Convention Center Get ready! The 2018 NCAA® Men’s Final Four® takes over downtown March 30-April 2 and there will be something for everyone! March Madness® Music Festival will take place in the Hemisfair Civic Park space while Fan Fest presented by Capital One will take place in the Convention Center. The NCAA Basketball® Semiﬁnals and Championship games will be played in the Alamodome on March 31 & April 2. For more info visit, www.NCAA.com/FinalFour. sanantoniosports.org | Prices Vary
BALADS OF THE BORDERLAND Sunday, March 25, 2018 | 3 - 4:30 PM Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E Cesar E. Chavez Blvd Children's Chorus of San Antonio and SOLI Chamber Ensemble presents Ballads of the Borderland, a sweeping tale of our cultural history — weaving together powerful texts of John Phillip Santos and
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