Entertainment

Updated: August 17, 2016

Weekend Fun

NEW MOVIES: Geostorm, The Snowman, Only the Brave, Boo! A Madea Halloween, Same Kind of Different As Me, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Wonderstruck

SPURS@ CHICAGO SATURDAY 8PM

NFL: CHIEFS @ RAIDERS THURS. 7:25PM, Texans @ SEAHAWKS 3:05pm Sunday, Cowboys @ San Francisco 325pm Sunday

COLLEGE FOOTBAL: TEXAS @ Baylor 11AM, RICE @ UTSA 6PM, UIW @ McNEESE ST 6PM

PEARL PRESENTS MONARCH BUTTERFLY AND POLLINATOR FESTIVAL ON OCTOBER 20 – 22 10AM

Join us at Pearl on Friday, October 20 through Sunday, October 22 for the 2017 Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival. The festival takes place during peak Monarch migration week when the Monarch butterflies east of the Rocky Mountains funnel through Texas on their way to Mexico to roost for the winter. FREE

ZOO BOO @ SAN ANTONIO ZOO 6PM Weekend Days, September 30 - October 29

San Antonio Zoo® hosts its family friendly, non-spooky Halloween celebration, Whataburger® Zoo Boo! Held Saturdays and Sundays through October 29 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., the zoo will be decked out with Halloween fun complete with trick-or-treat stations, a fun hay maze, pumpkin painting, dance parties, and plenty of games. Families can even enjoy a ride on the Zoo Boo! Express. Little ghouls and goblins are encouraged to wear their best costume* for a chance to be in a costume contest. Whataburger® Zoo Boo! is included with standard zoo admission and FREE for zoo members

First Friday Fun every First Friday thru Dec 31 5pm 

Special guest vendors & artists, food trucks, fire spinners, acrobats, comedians, musicians, you never who'll be here so come explore & share our Southtown's Fabulous First Friday bashes. The Urban Farm Stand 1423 So. Presa 210.702.0898 Urbanfarnstand@gmail.com

Farmers Market at the Cibolo 9:00 am - 1:00 pm FRI-SUN FREE

The mission of The Farmers Market at the Cibolo is to provide area residents the opportunity to buy Hill Country grown and produced products and support local farmers and specialty vendors. If it’s homemade, handmade or fresh and tasty, you can get it at the Farmers Market at the Cibolo. Herff Farm 33 Herff Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-4616

Bee-lingual Bees Parent-child Spanish Classes SEPTEMBER 2 - OCTOBER 7 $150.00

Come and enjoy our 6-week session of parent-child Spanish classes at the NISD Community Center. You can register on their website: http://www.campusce.net/nisdyouthprograms/course/course.aspx?cat NISD Adult and Community Center 6632 Bandera Rd - Building C, Room C116

World Dance of the People (EVERY SUNDAY) 1PM FREE thru - DECEMBER 17

Enjoy fascinating rhythms and interesting dance steps from around the World! We learn international folk dances from dozens of countries--from France to Bolivia, from New Zealand to Sweden, from Serbia to South Africa! Usually, fresh fruit is provided for refreshments. Savor the different musical heritages of the world and enjoy some exercise as well! International Folk Culture Center 411 SW 24th St. (210)867-0692

Contra & Community Barn Dance--All are Welcome! NOW - DECEMBER 8, 2018

Traditional Anglo-American dance, with LIVE MUSIC, brought over by immigrants from England, Ireland, Scotland and France and made uniquely American in New England during the 1800's and 1900's. NO PARTNER NEEDED nor any lessons; every dance is taught. This style of dance involves walking briskly in time to the music and can be learned in about 15 minutes. Wheelchair users can also do many of the dances. Live music provided by local bands includes Celtic, Appalachian, Western tunes with some occasional Cajun and Blues. Come try it! Money-back guarantee. No smokin' no drinkin'--just FUN! $6.00

That Day: Pictures of the American West thru Dec 10th

The Briscoe's Fall photographic exhibition features seventy-two dramatic images by legendary photographer Laura Wilson as she explores a West defined by diverse communities outside the suburban middle-class. This exhibition introduces us to worlds that are framed equally by beauty and violence, reflecting the artist’s challenge to today’s homogenized America. Wilson’s subjects range from legendary West Texas cattle ranches to impoverished Plains Indian reservations to lavish border-town cotillions. The exhibition is free with Museum admission. Briscoe Western Art Museum 210 W. Market Street 2102994499

Of Texas Rivers & Texas Art thru Nov 26th

Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art uses contemporary representational art as a vehicle to pique visitors’ curiosity about the state’s water resources, while creating meaningful opportunities to learn about how Texas rivers directly impact residents’ daily lives, industrial activity, the economy, recreation and wellness, and agriculture. Witte Museum 3801 Broadway 210-357-1900

San Antonio Pets Alive SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 29

San Antonio Pets Alive! (SAPA!) needs you! SAPA! has taken in 250 dogs and cats from areas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey. The extra animals in our care means we need extra help. We expect recovery to take months and need the support of our community so that we can continue help in the wake of this natural disaster. SAPA! is in need of volunteers to do things like walk dogs, help with light cleaning, and kitty care. Get started today, it's easy to make a BIG difference! Email Jason Hernandez at volunteer@sanantoniopetsalive.org Volunteers needed San Antonio Pets Alive 9107 Marbach Rd. #109 (210) 960-6260

San Antonio College to Stage Diary of Anne Frank OCTOBER 12 - OCTOBER 22

The Department of Fine Arts at San Antonio College (SAC) will present the classic drama The Diary Anne Frank, written for the stage by Wendy Kesselman and directed by SAC Drama Professor Charles Falcon, as the first production of the 2017-18 theatre season. Showtimes for The Diary of Anne Frank are Thursday, Oct. 12, to Saturday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 15, at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, to Saturday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2:30 p.m. San Antonio College - McAllister Auditorium 2104860255

Cabaret the Musical OCTOBER 13 - OCTOBER 29

Fridays, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Saturdays, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Sundays, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Performing Arts San Antonio 15705 San Pedro 210-557-1187

Arbol de la Vida: Voces de Tierra Workshops thru Oct 27th Free

The mission of the Arbol de la Vida: Voces de Tierra project is to celebrate San Antonio’s ranching heritage through the eyes of the community. This true community public art project will bring the San Antonio community together to artistically help carve and give form to our shared story. Made by the community for the community, this iconic sculpture will celebrate our world heritage site of San Francisco de la Espada, and bring focus to the rich natural and cultural environment that surrounds it. The sculpture will enrich the lives of the people of San Antonio and enhance the makeup of its diverse community one story at a time for many future generations to come. “Margarita’s work, which has been rapidly gaining national attention, provides a wonderful addition to San Antonio’s Mission Reach collection” stated Robert Amerman SARF’s Executive Director. “As a regional Latina artist with depth in local San Antonio projects via her Artpace residency, Margarita’s collaboration-­‐ based projects continue to extend and enhance our discussions surrounding the manifest strengths found in our layered culture. Margarita’s work serves as a bridge and an embrace.” Community Opportunities The project will have three distinct community opportunities: Part 1) A series of four storytelling dialogues throughout the city in which the public is welcome to provide, or to come listen to fascinating stories told by our very own community members, Part 2) A series of workshops in which the public can fabricate clay sculptures inspired by the community’s stories which will be added to the Arbol de la Vida, and Part 3) A coming together and unveiling celebration to honor our cultural history, our diversity, our creativity, and our newly bonded community. The Part 1 storytelling charlas/dialogues has been completed. Registration is required Part 2, the sculpture Workshops, scheduled for the summer/fall of 2017. Interested participants can learn more and register here: http://www.margaritacabrera.com/portafolio/arboldelavidamission/

Mission San Francisco de la Espada 10040 Espada (915) 309-5957 holguin.nidia@gmail.com

Rise and Shine at Pearl Park OCTOBER 5 - NOVEMBER 18 FREE 7AM

Rise & Shine at Pearl Park" with a free daily fitness series brought to you by The Good Kind and sponsored by MBS Fitness + Pearl. M- All-Level Yoga* T- Intro Crossfit/ Bootcamp W- All-Level Mat Pilates* TR- Intro Crossfit/ Bootcamp F- Meditation* Work up an appetite for breakfast specials from The Good Kind. Monday and Wednesday: Yoga Avocado Toast or Coconut Chia Pudding, paired with a cup of Golden Milk, a Cold Pressed Juice or a Smoothie. $12 Tuesday and Thursday: X-Fit Paleo Bowl paired with a Cold Pressed Juice or a Smoothie Power Bowl, paired with a Cold Pressed Juice or a Smoothie. $12 Friday Meditation: Coconut Chia Pudding or a warm slice of Morning Glory Bread, paired with a cup of Golden Milk, a Cold Pressed Juice or a Smoothie $12 Full menu: eatgoodkind.com More info about MBS at http://mbsfitness.net/ * Bring your own mat.

2theXtreme: MathAlive! Thru January 7th 

See mathematics come to life through six interactive galleries. Experience how math is applied in life, whether in design, application or use, behind the things we love most – video games, sports, design, music, entertainment, space and robotics. Design and play your own video game, edit your own animated movie, compete against others in a mountain bike race and program and control Curiosity, NASA’s next Mars rover – all using mathematics! Witte Museum 3801 Broadway 210-357-1900

THURSDAY 

BLOOD DRIVE

Cavender Cadillac 7625 North Loop 1604 East 8AM

NuStar Energy 19003 IH 10 West 8AM

School of Science & Technology 1450 NE Loop 410 830AM

Chase Stone Oak 20855 Stone Oak Parkway 9AM

UPS 5315 Summit Parkway 9AM

Security Service Federal Credit Union 7323 Hwy 90 W 930AM

CPS Energy: MRCC 613 Mission Road 1PM

Humana Direct Marketing 8119 Datapoint 2PM

Cavender: Land Rover San Antonio 13660 IH10W 2PM

FRIDAY

BLOOD DRIVE

FlightSafety International 9027 Airport Blvd11AM

Boone Elementary 6614 Spring Time 330PM

Headwaters at Incarnate Word 

Come take a leisurely walk through the Sanctuary with Tom and Patsy Inglet, two of our birding specialists. Anyone fascinated by the sights and sounds of birds is welcome. This is a great opportunity for beginning or intermediate birders to develop and improve their identification skills. Please wear close-toed shoes, long pants, and bring water. Binoculars will be available. Each walk is limited to 12. RESERVE A SPACE: HIWReservation@amormeus.org ; INFO: 210-828-2224 x 280. 4503 Broadway (210) 828-2224

Planetarium Shows at the Scobee Education Center (EVERY FRIDAY) 630PM

Scobee Planetarium is open every Friday evening (except special events and holidays). Ticket sales begin at 6:00 pm. If weather permits, the observatory is opened after the last public show to observe celestial objects through the refracting telescope. Visit https://www.facebook.com/scobeeplanetarium for schedule and information. Scobee Education Center and Planetarium 1300 San Pedro

Friday Nights, Celestial Lights - X-ray Astronomy: It's Birth and Future 730PM FREE

The UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy invites everyone to our monthly lecture and stargazing event "Friday Nights Celestial Lights" to be held October 20th beginning at 7:30 PM in the Flawn Science Building room 2.02.02 on the University of Texas at San Antonio Main Campus. Department staff each month takes recent topic if interest in astronomy/space science and discuss it in an easy to understand format for the general public. It is then followed by a question and answer period. The lecture is aimed not to be too scientifically "heavy" and can be understood by a middle school student. This month's lecture topic will be titled "X-ray Astronomy: It's Birth and Future". Visiting professor, Dr. Sanwoon Park from the University of Texas at Arlington will bring a historical perspective to X-ray astronomy. Stargazing to follow immediately after the lecture (weather permitting) at the Curtis Vaughan Observatory. For more information, visit astronomy.utsa.edu UTSA (Main Campus, Flawn Science Building 2.02.02) One UTSA Circle

 

SATURDAY

Blood Drive

Hardy Oak Elementary 22900 Hardy Oaks Blvd 11AM

Walk to End Alzheimers 8AM

Thousands of San Antonio residents will join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. In 2016 the San Antonio Walk raised $391,000 contributing to more than 82.4 million raised nationwide for care, support and research efforts for those impacted by Alzheimer's. The 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is presented by Franklin Park. The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting San Antonio and surrounding area residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Palo Alto College Campus will be the site of the Walk, Palo Alto College 1400 W Villaret Blvd

ADL 5k & Trick-or-Trot Kid’s 1k 9AM 

The ADL 5K and Kid’s 1K Trick-or-Trot is a charity event we host to raise funds for the thousands of homeless animals we serve every year. The event will take place on October 21, 2017 at the Valero Headquarters. The 5K run/walk will begin 9:00 am and Kid’s Trick-or-Trot 1K will begin 8:30 am. Packet pick-up will be Thursday, October 19th from 10 am – 7 pm (location TBD). Same day registration will open at 7 am at the race site. The Kid’s Trick-or-Trot 1K is a fun-filled way for children ages 12 and under to get active and trick-or-treat at the same time! Candy stations will be placed along the course until your little one has finished with a bag full of treats. Every registered 1K participant will receive a bag and t-shirt. THE 1K WILL NOT BE TIMED. This race will begin 30 minutes prior to the 5K. Valero Energy Corporation Campus - Basketball Court Area One Valero Way 

26th Annual Herb Market 9AM FREE

The 26th Annual Herb Market will be held at the historic Pearl Brewery Farmer’s Market, 300 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78215 on Saturday Oct 21, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. It is a family friendly educational and fun event with activities for children, seminars on growing and using herbs including the International Herb of the Year – Cilantro, cooking demonstrations, vendors and artisans offering herbs, herbal products, crafts and plants for purchase and more. All events are free and open to the public. Parking is free.

Incarnate Word High School Fall Open House 9AM FREE

Incarnate Word High School will hosting an Open House! The open house will include two informational sessions, meet and greet reception (please rsvp), campus tours, organization demonstrations and much more! IWHS campus 727 E Hildebrand Ave (210) 829-3123

Fall Fest TEXAS a & M UNIVERSITY 10AM FREE

Bring your family and friends to celebrate Texas A&M University - San Antonio's traditional Fall Fest event. Live entertainment will be provided by The Electric Circus Band, a bounce house, games for all ages and families can take home free pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. Everyone is welcome! Bring your fall spirit and take part in the family-friendly event. Texas A&M University - San Antonio 1 University Way

Legacy Farmers Market 10AM FREE

Local farmers, food artisans, crafters and more. Find the best local produce and hidden gems in the area. Come by and see us! Every weekend from 10am-3pm. Northeast corner of 1604/281N

Canary Islands Descendants Association Monthly Meeting 10AM FREE

The Canary Islands Descendants Association's monthly meetings are open to the public. Association membership is not required to attend. There is a guest speaker at each meeting that shares information about historical events, facts or other related information on Texas, San Antonio or the Canary Islands. San Fernando Hall 231 West Commerce Street 210-538-0905

Opening Celebration - Tibetan Buddhism Center for World Peace 11AM FREE

All are welcome to celebrate the opening weekend of the Tibetan Buddhism Center for World Peace. San Antonio has a wonderful new spiritual center, the Tibetan Buddhism Center for World Peace. Lama Passang Gelek and Geshe Thupten Dorje, will bless the enterprise in an opening weekend celebration. The center activities are held on the private property of a founding supporter, nestled among the hills north of 1604 off of Blanco Road. • Friday 10/20/17 5:00 pm: Yoga with Merritt Swenson 6:00 pm: peaceCENTER and the City of San Antonio Charter for Compassion (light dinner provided) • Saturday 10/21/17 9:30 am: Yoga with Merritt Swenson 11:00 am: Tibetan monks perform a traditional puja blessing followed by lunch 1:00 pm: Lunch and Tea Party • Sunday 10/22/17 2:00 pm: Blessing of the Animals 3:00 pm: Tea Party on our Tibetan Tea Terrace. Tibetan Buddhism Center for World Peace759 W Oak Estates Dr (210) 573-6335

Dia de Los Artistas 12PM FREE

Come enjoy Dia de Los Aristas @ McCreless with artists Israel Rico, Karen Faye and Lorraine San Miguel. They will be displaying some of their beautiful artwork. There will be crafts, refreshments, and an urban legends of Texas story hour for everyone to enjoy. McCreless Branch Library1023 Ada St. (210) 207-9170

Circle Fest 4PM $5.00

This Fall Celebration offers kids activities, live music, delicious food and a raffle. The event also features a unique Pumpkin Path, where children hear stories from costumed characters on a path lined with pumpkins and luminaries during a fun-filled experience for the whole family. Costumes are encouraged. CHILDREN UNDER 15 FREE. The Circle School 217 Pershing Ave

Now That's Country! @ Brauntex Theatre Oct. 21st 6PM

Tony Gloria Productions Presents NOW THAT'S COUNTRY: Classic Country Hits of the 60s, 70s & 80s! Join HALEY SCARNATO (American Idol) & JEFF FAIRCHILD (NBC's Nashville Star) and the cast and band of "Now That's Country" for a Fun-Filled Review of famous Classic Country hits--True American Classic Country at its best! Fun for all ages! Patrons requiring ADA seating should contact the Box Office at 830-627-0808 290 W. San Antonio St. New Braunfels, TX 78130

SUNDAY 

BLOOD DRIVE

Alamo Heights United Methodist Church 825 E. Basse 9AM

Resurrection Baptist Church 1002 Live Oak Rd 9AM

San Fernando Cathedral Hall 231 W Commerce ST 9AM

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church 2829 Ackerman Road 10AM

Legacy Farmers Market 10AM FREE

Local farmers, food artisans, crafters and more. Find the best local produce and hidden gems in the area. Come by and see us! Every weekend from 10am-3pm. Northeast corner of 1604/281N

The 7th Annual Parktoberfest 3PM FREE

Toast & say 'Prost' in Brackenridge Park! Join us for this FREE community event with FREE local craft beer samples, live German music and delicious local food vendors, plus Kinder Corner for the youngsters! Immediately following Siclovia--ride your bikes into the park and cruise into this fun event! We will transform the Park into a German biergarten to honor San Antonio's German heritage as well as Emma Koehler's 100 year old land bequest in honor of her husband, Otto, who was founder of the San Antonio Brewing Assoc. and Pearl Beer. Participating breweries include Alamo Beer, Ranger Creek, Blue Star, Southerleigh, Pedernales and Guadalupe! Free samples of each brewer will be given to adults over age 21. Sunday, October 22nd 3-6pm, find the festival near the Lambert Beach Softball Field on the banks of the San Antonio River. Brackenrdge Park 3910 North St. Mary's Street

From Stage to Screen! 3PM FREE

The San Antonio Symphonic Band will be performing fun and popular classic movie hit soundtrack medleys from Star Wars, E.T., JAWS and more. Family friendly and event is FREE! Holy Trinity Catholic Church Banquet Hall 20523 Huebner (617) 749-7202

Choral Concert 3PM FREE

The UTSA Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. John Silantien, featuring sacred choral music programmed for the unique space of the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. Chapel of the Incarnate Word 4503 Broadway (210) 828-2224

King William Concerts in the Park featuring YOSA 530PM

The Youth Orchestra of San Antonio is the featured entertainer for the King William Concerts in the Park. This event is free and open to the public. King William Park GazeboMadison, Turner and Washington Streets

A Haunting at Woodlawn Pointe FREE 6PM

The Pride of San Antonio Showband (a 501(c)3 organization) will be giving their 3rd concert of the 2017 season, "A Haunting at Woodlawn Pointe." The Showband will feature wind band literature from Carl Orff, Bernard Herrmann, Daniel Bukvich, and many more. Come out and support the local LGBT community and local music community. It should be a spooky time!! Woodlawn Pointe 702 Donaldson Ave. San Antonio, TX 78201 (210) 324-6137

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are no comments yet. Be the first to post your thoughts. or Register.