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Updated: August 17, 2016

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NEW MOVIES: DEADPOOL 2, BOOK CLUB, SHOW DOGS, POPE FRANCIS – A MAN OF HIS WORD

The Shops at La Cantera is Now Dog Friendly!

Armed Forces River Parade May 19, 2018 | 6:00PM - 7:00PM Location: San Antonio River Walk & Arneson Theatre

Join us for a free patriotic parade dedicated to the men and women who serve in all branches of the Armed Forces. Twenty-five star spangled floats carrying representatives of all 5 branches of the military. Patriotic and American-themed rock music is played from the floats throughout the 2 1/2 mile downtown parade route on the River Walk.

 

The theme for the 2018 Armed Forces River Parade is Military City USA in honor of the rich military history in San Antonio as we celebrate our city's tricentennial. Each float will feature American themes and music.

 

Grand Marshal for the 2018 parade is Nate Boyer. Learn more about this amazing retired Green Beret: http://www.nateboyer.com/

Culinaria Wine and Food Festival MAY 17 - MAY 20

Culinaria’s Wine + Food Festival delivers on a truly authentic experience celebrating the confluence of culture found in San Antonio’s diverse culinary landscape. New to this year: the Culinaria Village, two full days where Modern meets Texas Glam. Offering multiple activations and a full schedule of indulging through the sights, sounds and flavors of San Antonio. $35-$50, La Cantera Resort & Spa 16641 La Cantera Pkwy (210) 822-9555

Opera San Antonio presents La Boheme MAY 17 - MAY 19 730pm

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 115 Auditorium Cir (210) 223-8624

Tejano Conjunto Festival MAY 18 - MAY 20 530PM

The Tejano Conjunto Festival will feature over 30 of the very best and most popular bands in Conjunto music complemented by plenty of dancing, food and beverage booths in a family-friendly environment. The festivities include special events such as the presentation of new inductees into the Conjunto Music Hall of Fame at a special gala event; a free Seniors Conjunto dance; an Accordion Tuning workshop; the Tejano Conjunto Festival Poster Contest; and the opportunity to win top-of-the-line Hohner accordions. Rosedale Park 303 Dartmouth (210) 271-3151

 

First Friday Fun @Urban Farm Stand- DECEMBER 31, 2018 5pm FREE

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

ANYTHING GOES @ The Woodlawn Theater thru May 13th

Music, dance, laughs, and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl– no musical puts it on stage better than ANYTHING GOES! A hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, ANYTHING GOES is Delightful, Delicious, and De-Lovely. 1920 Fredericksburg Rd 210-267-8388

Eastside Spanish-English Exchange THRU - NOVEMBER 15 FREE 1230PM

EastEastside Spanish-English Exchange allows people who are fluent in either Spanish or English to improve conversational ability in the other language. Our primary focus is conversing in Spanish over lunch. There is a formal format from 12:30 to 1:30. Participants may arrive as early as 12:15 and leave as late as 1:45 to converse with each other. Members often bring flyers, advertisements or other printed items that have been translated into both languages, for discussion. We welcome both Spanish speakers who want to share their language and culture, and those learning the language at any level. Participants arrive when they can and leave when they need to, as several utilize their lunch hours to participate. There is no meeting on Thanksgiving Day. First Presbyterian Church generously provides water and coffee in the room. Although the address of the building is 404 North Alamo, the entrance is on Avenue E. at McCullough. First Presbyterian Church 404 North Alamo Street, Entrance on Avenue E at McCullough San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 271-2753 stephanieg@fpcsat.org http://fpcsanantonio.org

Mission Marquee Farmers & Artisans Market MARCH 17 - NOVEMBER 17

Join us at the Mission Marquee Plaza Farmers and Artisan Market! Come check out locally sourced farmers selling fresh goods. The San Antonio Food Bank Mobile Mercado will be on site which includes healthy cooking demos and nutrition education. Browse through a variety of local artisan vendors. There will also be live music performances, food, fun family activities, plus much more! We are Pet Friendly! Brought to you by the City of San Antonio World Heritage Office, San Antonio Food Bank, and American Indians in Texas. Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt (210) 207-8612

 

 

 

Our People, Our Land, Our Images APRIL 6 - JUNE 15

Twenty-six indigenous photographers capture their worlds in the exhibition Our People, Our Land, Our Images. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see more than 100 years of their bicultural experiences living in North America, South America, the Mideast, and New Zealand. The exhibition demonstrates the longevity and continuing vitality of native traditions of photography and answers the overdue and continuing need to expand the knowledge of indigenous self-presentation in photography. Institute of Texan Cultures 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. 210-458-2300

Steel Magnolias MAY 10 - JUNE 10

Steel Magnolias" is the bittersweet story of six women who gather under the dryers at Truvy’s Beauty Salon to share gossip, laughter, recipes, and beauty secrets on four significant days across three years of their lives in a small US Southern town. When tragedy strikes, they face it with sass and strength, supporting each other through thick and thin. By turns hilarious and poignant, "Steel Magnolias" is a heart-warming portrait of friendship and love. Individual tickets will go on sale April 12, 2018 at 9 a.m. PERFORMANCES Thursdays, 7:30pm: 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7 Saturdays, 8:00pm: 5/12, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9 (No performance May 19) Sundays, 2:30pm: 5/13, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10 (No performance May 20) The Sheldon Vexler Theatre 12500 N. W. Military Hwy. San Antonio, TX 78231 (210) 302-6837 brainardd@jcc-sa.org http://vexler.org/steelmagnolias

The Cherry Orchard THRU - MAY 27

The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov May 4 – May 27, 2017 Set in Russia at the turn of the century, is Anton Chekhov's masterpiece about a family on the edge of ruin, and a country on the brink of revolution. WHEN: Fridays, Saturdays - 8:00pm Sundays - 3:00pm MORE INFO: Free and accessible parking. The theatre is handicapped accessible. The Classic Theatre 1924 Fredericksburg Road 210-589-8450 rick@classictheatre.org http://www.classictheatre.org

Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Bent Blade THRU - MAY 26

A Sherlock Holmes mystery unlike any other, where YOU the audience, get to VOTE on the path the mystery takes! Join Holmes and Watson as they face their most diabolical mystery ever as they see what mystery lies behind the fabled Bent Blade. Each night the audience can guide the path of the story and see one of FOUR endings each night! Only at the Overtime Theater! Cast Ashley Deleona Jenny Taylor Debbie Bashum Burns Stephen Morales Michael Goodwin Molly Mauszweski Ashley Hamilton Robert Moritz Performances: Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sunday May 13 at 3pm; Sunday May 20 at 7pm. The Overtime Theater 5409 Bandera Rd. (210) 557-7562 theovertimetheater@gmail.com http://theovertimetheater.org

THURSDAY

Blood Drive

Texas Department of Transportation4615 NW Loop 830AM

 

TOM JONES @ THE MAJESTIC 7:00PM

 

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Free Movie May 17 Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt Avenue 830pm FREE

 

FRIDAY

Blood Drive

San Antonio Water System 2800 U.S. 281 North 7AM

Allison L. Steele Enhanced Learning Center 204 Wright Ave. Schertz, TX 78154 830AM

Masonic Lodge #1309 Lonnie Ervin Daylight Lodge 1914 Basse Rd 9am

The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio 333 N. Santa Rosa Street 930AM

 

San Antonio Garden Center Annual Flower Show 10am FREE

The San Antonio Garden Center’s Annual Flower Show at 3310 N. New Braunfels, 78209. The theme this year”Dr. Seuss in Bloom”, is inspired by the works of the beloved children’s author and illustrator, Theodor Geisel (pen name – Dr. Seuss). Come view the unique Floral Designs, Photography and Horticulture based on Dr. Seuss themed Books. Be greeted by the Cat in a Hat. Saturday enjoy the music of well-known Classical Guitarist George Gaytan 1-3pm. Open to the Public. Free Admission. www.sanantoniogardencenter.org/annual-flowers-show/ Find us on Facebook.

Planetarium Shows at the Scobee Education Center 6PM

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. 

5th Annual Harlandale Student Film Festival 830PM FREE@ Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt Avenue (210) 554-1000

 

 

SATURDAY

BLOOD DRIVE

H-E-B Plus: #621 Boerne 420 West Bandera Road Boerne, TX 9AM

University United Methodist Church 5084 DeZavala Road 9AM

Milberger's Landscaping and Nursery 3920 N Loop 1604 E 10am

Memorial Drive for Francisco Pereda, Jr. 10718 Potranco 1030am

 

2018 Global 6K for Water 8am

Join the fight for global access to clean water by running or walking in World Vision’s Global 6K for Water. 6 kilometers is the average distance that people in the developing world walk for water- water that is often contaminated with life-threatening diseases. On Saturday, May 19th, 2018, thousands of participants from around the world, and in your city, will run or walk to help World Vision continue a mission that has already given 4.6 million people improved water access. Each participant's registration fee provides life-changing clean water for one person, so when you participate in the Global 6K for Water you take that 6K distance away from people in need. When you register, World Vision will send you a 6K t-shirt, race bib with a photo of the child you are walking and running for, and even a medal in the mail. Brackenridge Park 3910 North St. Mary's Street

 

Spring Community Yard Sale @ Bethany United Methodist Church

4102 Eisenhauer Rd 8am

 

Pearl Farmer's Market 9AM

Alzafar Classic Car and Bike Show 9am FREE

Two things kick start great memories. Music and Classic Cars! Come join the fun at the Alzafar Shrine 11th Annual Classic Car and Bike Show Sponsored by the Antique Carriage Club. Saturday, May 19th from 9am until 5pm at the San Antonio Shrine Auditorium; 901 N. Loop 1604 West; San Antonio. We’ll have 51 classes of rides and over 150 trophies awarded. Spectators are FREE and to Register Your Ride to win one of 52 trophies is only $25 or maybe Sponsor and your wears all is available at www.alzafarcarshow.com. Music and Food will be available onsite, all day! At San Antonio Shrine Auditorium, San Antonio’s Premier Venue located between Blanco Road and Stone Oak Parkway come show us your stuff. All of San Antonio is invited to see some of the best creations and recreations in motor history and all with FREE off-street parking. For More information call Ken Hawkins at 210-867-5673. San Antonio Shrine Auditorium 901 N. Loop 1604 West (210) 867-5673

 

Paint the Park! 10am free

Join us for Paint the Park!, an event presented by the Brackenridge Park Conservancy that invites recognized San Antonio artists to capture the landscape and historic features of Brackenridge Park. This event brings awareness to both local artists and the work Brackenridge Park Conservancy does to preserve the park. Artists Albert Gonzales, Julene Franki, John de Leon, Adrian de la Cruz and Denise Homer–Pintor will be painting around the park while artwork will be exhibited and sold in Brackenridge Park Conservancy Office after the event. Portion of sales will benefit Brackenridge Park Conservancy to renew the park. Paint the Park! is curated by Dr. Ricardo Romo, board member of Brackenridge Park Conservancy. Brackenridge Park 531 Brackenridge Way (210) 227-7804

Legacy Farmers Market 10AM

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. Legacy Shopping Center 18402 US Hwy 281N

San Antonio Garden Center Annual Flower Show 10am FREE

The San Antonio Garden Center’s Annual Flower Show at 3310 N. New Braunfels, 78209. The theme this year”Dr. Seuss in Bloom”, is inspired by the works of the beloved children’s author and illustrator, Theodor Geisel (pen name – Dr. Seuss). Come view the unique Floral Designs, Photography and Horticulture based on Dr. Seuss themed Books. Be greeted by the Cat in a Hat. Saturday enjoy the music of well-known Classical Guitarist George Gaytan 1-3pm. Open to the Public. Free Admission. www.sanantoniogardencenter.org/annual-flowers-show/ Find us on Facebook.

American Heart Association’s Red Sofa Tour Heads to the 5th Annual Family Health & Wellness Expo 11am free

The PM Group and American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement will bring the Red Sofa Tour to the San Antonio Health & Fitness Expo on Saturday, May 19 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center – Hall 3. This is one stop of many to encourage San Antonio women and their families to take action and live a healthier life. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined. In an effort to change this statistic, The PM Group and American Heart Association encourage women in San Antonio to unite, join the conversation and share how they live their life with heart by: • Taking a photo on the red sofa • Uploading the photo to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with #RedSofaTourSA • Making a pledge to spread the word Hands-on CPR training will also be available. Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center - Hall 3 900 E Market St.

East Meets West at the Alamo City 3PM FREE

AAASA is proud to be participating in San Antonio's Tricentennial celebrations in 2018 by hosting a celebration of Asian-American culture in San Antonio! The event will take place on May 19, 2018 at La Villita in beautiful downtown San Antonio. The theme of the event is “East Meets West at the Alamo City” and we want to show the growth and influence of Asian-American culture within the San Antonio community. The event will be a day-long celebration of Asian culture with a healthy dose of San Antonio tossed in. The event will consist of a cultural program showcasing the best of song & dance, food vendors, merchandise, and cultural activities for the whole family.

An Evening with Karla Bonoff@ The Tobin Center 8pm

Wonder Woman Free Outdoor Movie@Mission Marquee Plaza 830pm

SUNDAY

BLOOD DRIVE

St. Thomas Episcopal Church 1416 North Loop 1604 East 830am

Our Lady of Guadalupe: Helotes 13715 Riggs Helotes, TX 830am

Holy Trinity Catholic 20523 Huebner Rd. 830am

St. Helena's Catholic Church 14714 Edgemont 845am

Prince of Peace Catholic Church 7893 Grissom Road 9am

Crown of Life Lutheran Church 19291 Stone Oak Pkwy 9am

Chapel Hill United Methodist Church 4114 SW Loop 410 930am

New Braunfels Church of the Nazarene 210 W. Klein Road New Braunfels, TX 930am

 

Legacy Farmers Market 10AM

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. Legacy Shopping Center 18402 US Hwy 281N

St. Hedwig American Legion Annual Picnic 

The St. Hedwig American Legion Annual Picnic on Sunday, May 20th, at American Legion Post 539, 14290 FM 1346, St Hedwig, TX 78152. It benefits the American Legion. There will be Brisket & Sausage plates serving starts at 11am, Bingo 12:30pm to ???, Silent Auction, Kids Games, and Raffle. For more details: Linda Marie Doege American Legion Auxiliary St. Hedwig Unit 539, President (210) 296-1990, log-on www.ala539.org or www.facebook.com/alaunit539auxiliary 

 

Sharing Smiles Day 

Free Dental care for kids up to age 18, who have no insurance, Sunday, May 20th. Available treatments to include dental exams, limited emergency care, extractions, fillings and sealants. Help us get the word to parents and families who need help. To arrange an interview, or obtain further info, please call me at 410.439.4695 or 410.227.5899 (mobile). Images attached, other images available. 

 

 

 

 

 

Wide Open Spaces: An Evening With Your Favorite Movie Themes 6pm free

This season, the San Antonio Wind Symphony will present music with ties to the diverse culture of San Antonio, and celebrating our city's 300th Anniversary! We are very pleased to announce our next concert will be our annual movie music concert, this year entitled "Wide Open Spaces" to be held in the UTSA Recital Hall on Sunday, May 20th at 6:00 PM. We will be featuring works by some of the most acclaimed composers of the last one hundred years, including Maurice Jarre's Lawrence of Arabia, John Williams' Star Wars: March of the Resistance, Richard Rogers' Oklahoma!, Jerry Goldsmith's Star Trek the Motion Picture, Erich Korngold's Captain Blood Overture, Jerry Goldsmith's The Wind and the Lion, and lastly, W.C. Handy's Saint Louis Blues March. Tickets and parking are free! UTSA Recital Hall One UTSA Circle 2104585685

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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