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Things to do This Week in San Antonio: Starting August 26
Area Code 210 unless noted otherwise. List compiled by Michelle de Jongh
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Celebrate National Dog Day at Happy Hour with Your Pup—Free admission
Friday 4-8pm at The Hangar Bar & Grill, 8203 Broadway (210) 824-2700
Puppy patrons will get complimentary water bowls and “yappetizers,” or dog treats. The Hangar will feature dogthemed drinks for puppy parents. www.thehangarsa.com Pathways to Hope Free Conference on Mental Health—FREE Friday & Saturday at the Tobin Center (210) 481-2573 www.PathwaystoHope.net This free conference is for anyone who is affected by mental illness--people living with a mental illness/mental health disorder or family members and people who provide support for those with mental illness.
Restaurant Week Wraps Up Saturday Continues through Saturday www.culinariasa.org/san-antonio/restaurant-week Restaurants around the city will offer specialized three-course prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner. Make your
reservations and experience lunch and dinner with two tiers to choose from: Tier 1: $15 lunch/$35 dinner; Tier 2:
$10 lunch/$25 dinner. Reservations are strongly encouraged. See web site for participating restaurants.
The Peddler Show Friday-Sunday at San Antonio Shrine Auditorium, 901 N. Loop 1604 West 800-775-2774 Shop from designers, artisans, creators and craftsmen from all over the country. You’ll find the latest in fashions, totes and handbags, designer inspired jewelry, home décor and more. Hours: Friday noon-7pm, Sat. 9am-6pm, Sun. 11am-4pm. Admission good for whole weekend. $7 adults, under 12 free. www.peddlershow.com Note: Printable Buy One ticket-Get One Free coupon on web site.
Primo Hot Tub Event Friday-Sunday at the Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall, 3201 E. Houston www.attcenter.com Fri. 2-8pm; Sat. am-8pm; Sun. 10am-5pm. Parking $7 Regional Pools Remain Open Through Sept. 25—FREE The city’s four regional pools will remain open for an extended season through Sept. 25. Regional pools are Heritage, 1423 Ellison Drive; Lady Bird Johnson, 10700 Nacogdoches; South Side Lions, 3100 Hiawatha; and Woodlawn, 221 Alexander Ave. Admission is free. The natatorium, 1430 W. César E. Chávez Blvd, stays open year-round. 210-207-3299 www.sanantonio.gov/parksandrec/swimming Party on the Tower Plaza—FREE Friday 7-11pm at Tower of the Americas, 739 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd. (210) 223-3101 The family-friendly concert series features food, fun and live music by Retro Specs. www.toweroftheamericas.com Car Cruise-ins FRIDAY: Every Friday night at Biff Buzby's Burgers, 12702 Topperwein, Rd. (@IH-35) Every Friday night at Pig Stand (Broadway & Grayson) SATURDAY: Every Saturday 6-9:30pm at Carry-on Texaco Mini-mart, 8767 SH-151 & Potranco Rd.
If you know of others, please email the details to email@example.com Lyle Lovett Friday 8pm at the Majestic Theatre Julian McCullough (“Chelsea Lately” Performs at Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Through Sunday at 618 NW Loop 410 (210) 541-8805 www.LOLSanAntonio.com $16.
Quinn Dahle (Comedy Central) Wednesday thru Sept 4. $16 Upcoming: Damon Wayans Jr. Oct. 7-9 The Improv Comedy Club: Sommore, Divas of Comedy Friday through Sunday at The Improv (Rivercenter), 849 East Commerce 210-229-1420 $25 www.RiverCenterComedyClub.com ComedySportz Main Event (far north) Fridays and Saturdays 7:30pm (ongoing) at ComedySportz San Antonio, 11950 Starcrest Dr. 338-0279 Fast-paced, improvisational comedy, played as a sport. Two teams take turns making up scenes, playing games and singing and the audience votes on their favorite. $8-$12 www.cszsa.com Outdoor Movies Southtown Cinema Presents: “The Karate Kid”—FREE (rescheduled from 8-20) Friday 7:30pm at Hemisfair Park, 434 S Alamo St.
The fun starts at 7:30pm with a happy hour featuring food, drinks, and live music. The movie starts at 8:30pm.
Woodlawn Lake Park Presents “Star Wars The Force Awakens”– Free Saturday 8-10:30pm at Woodlawn Lake Park, 1103 Cincinnati Ave. 212-9373 Bring picnics, lawn chairs and blankets. Pre-show concert. Sponsored by Dist. 7 Councilman Cris Medina.
Film on the Green: “No” (included with museum admission) Friday 8-10pm at San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Ave. 210-978-8100 Bring a picnic and a blanket, and enjoy the Cannes 2012 award winner that follows a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra during the 1988 Chile Referendum. www.samuseum.org Mindful Mornings at Maverick Plaza (last Saturday of the month) Saturday 9am-noon at Maverick Plaza at La Villita Historic Arts Village, 418 Villita St.
Join Mobile Om and the City of San Antonio for this free outdoor yoga class every last Saturday of the month.
LEGO Americana Roadshow Visits North Star Mall for a Limited Time—FREE Continues through Sept. 5 (during mall hours) at North Star Mall, Loop 410 at San Pedro Avenue Master builders have built large-scale models of ten American landmarks out of LEGO bricks.
See the White House, Independence Hall, The Statue of Liberty, and more. Additional onsite visuals and activities include a LEGO play area, scavenger hunt, and building activity.
San Antonio Vintage Expo Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 11am-5pm at Austin Highway Event Center, 1948 Austin Hwy. (northeast) 100-plus dealer spaces packed with clothing, toys, records, glassware and high-end estate items. $5 www.sanantoniovintageexpo.com Raised Bed & Container Gardening (2 times/locations)—FREE Saturday 10-11am at Rainbow Gardens-Bandera, 8516 Bandera Rd. (210) 680-2394 Saturday 2-3pm at Rainbow Gardens-Thousand Oaks, 2585 Thousand Oaks Dr. (210) 494-6131 Learn the basics of making raised beds & container gardens. Kate from Lady Bug Brand will teach you how, complete with a DIY demo on how to build a raised bed out of an old pallet.
Parade & Block Party for Helotes Little League World Series 2016 CHAMPIONS—FREE admission Saturday 10am-3pm in Helotes (far west side, Bandera Road outside Loop 1604) Celebrate the girls’ Little League World Series win. The parade will start at 10am at the First Baptist Church of Helotes on Old Bandera Rd., continue down Old Bandera Road, turn onto Riggs Rd., and disband at Helotes Elementary. The block party will follow at Floore’s County Store, where lunch will be sold 11:30am-3pm. It is recommended that attendees take chairs/blankets and sunscreen. www.helotes-tx.gov/events Play! Pokémon League—FREE Saturday noon-3pm at Mission Branch Library, 3134 Roosevelt Ave. www.mysapl.org Play! Pokémon is the best way for friends to meet, compete, and enjoy Pokémon.
Facebook: Play! Pokémon South San Antonio Bridal & Quince Expo—FREE Saturday & Sunday 1-4pm at Wonderland of the Americas, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd. (210) 785-3500 Enjoy fashion shows, meet event planners and consultants, and learn the latest trends.
Author Signing: “Rethink Happy” Saturday 1-3pm at Barnes & Noble, 18030 Hwy. 281 N., #140, (210) 490-0411 www.rethinkhappy.com Get your signed copy of "Rethink Happy: An Entrepreneur's Journey Toward Authentic Joy," by Doug Kisgen.
The Art of Recycling—FREE Saturday 1-4pm at San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N New Braunfels Ave. www.tpr.org TPR Presents: The Art of Recycling. This event will highlight new developments in recycling and offer opportunities for kids and their parents to create their own artistic projects out of ordinary household materials.
San Antonio Car Show and Craft Beer Festival—FREE admission Saturday 3pm-midnight at Alamo Beer Co. Brewery, 202 Lamar St. (254) 624-8266 Enjoy a car show, raffles, carnival foods, barbecue, and craft beer. Proceeds benefit The American Wounded Heroes® non-profit organization. Get more info on Facebook. www.EAGsa.com/car-show San Antonio Sports Events WNBA: San Antonio Stars vs. N.Y. Liberty Friday 7pm at the AT&T Center Stars vs. L.A. Sparks Thursday 7pm www.SAStars.com 444-5090 www.stars.wnba.com BASEBALL: San Antonio Missions vs. Frisco Roughriders Friday at 7:05pm at Nelson Wolff Stadium, 5757 Old US 90. (Westside, inside Loop 410) www.samissions.com Final games: Sept. 3-5 Corpus Christi SOCCER: San Antonio FC Next home game: Sept. 4. Arizona 5pm at Toyota Field, 5106 David Edwards Dr. www.sanantoniofc.com UTSA vs. Alabama State Sept. 3 Alamodome www.goutsa.com Remember the Alamo...Beer 5k and 10k Sunday 7am-noon at Alamo Beer Company, 415 Burnet (210) 872-5589 www.register.iaapweb.com This race is part of the Alamo Beer Company Marathon Challenge. The Challenge is a four-part training workout designed to gradually increase in distance at each event. The series is designed to specifically fit into an 18-week standard half marathon and full marathon training schedule. $40-$45 Map & Compass Basics Sunday 8:30-11am at Government Canyon State Natural Area, 12861 Galm Rd. (210) 688-9055 Enjoy a fun workshop and field exercises to help you learn how to find your way around natural areas and parks. All participants must be able to hike over broken, rocky terrain with some changes in elevation. Meet at the Exhibit Gallery by the main Visitor Center. Reservations required: http://friendsofgc.org/events/. Natural Areas fees apply. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (210) 688-9055; ext. 2009.
Bracken Bat Flight (near New Braunfels) Sunday offered by Natural Bridge Caverns, 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd. 651-6101 For a limited time they are offering the opportunity to witness the evening emergence of the world’s largest bat colony. The bat flight is combined with a cavern tour. $31-$48. www.naturalbridgecaverns.com San Antonio Nerd Night—FREE Sunday 2-10pm at Knight Watch Games, 16350 Blanco Rd (214) 641-9352 www.sanerdnight.org/events San Antonio Nerd Night is a group of gamers giving back to the community through support of local nonprofits at twice-monthly game nights. They will be accepting donations for the Rape Crisis Center.
Tobin Center Open House and 2nd Anniversary Celebration—FREE Sunday 3-6pm at the center, 100 Auditorium Circle www.tobincenter.org Join the celebration, which will feature the resident companies that call The Tobin Center home, plus art pop ups, tours, discounts, food and more.
WWE Live Sunday 5pm at Freeman Coliseum, 3201 E. Houston www.attcenter.com/events/detail/wwe-live-1 See amazing bouts featuring Dean Ambrose, Randy Orton, Chris Jericho and more.
ATS Belly dancing—FREE Sunday 5–6pm at Encino Library, 2515 E. Evans 207-9250 www.mysapl.org Enjoy fitness fun with belly dancing. No experience necessary.
Sunday Funday Hike ‘n’ Bike Sunday 6-8pm at Mission Espada Grounds, 10040 Espada Rd. (706) 550-1565 or (210) 627-2021 Join Outdoor Afro and Latino Outdoors for a 5-mile hike around the mission. www.meetup.com American Wounded Heroes Golf Classic Monday at the Club at Sonterra, 901 Sonterra www.americanwoundedheroesgolfclassic.com An Evening in Travis Park: Salute to Military—FREE admission Tuesday 5-8pm at Travis Park, 301 E. Travis 210-207-7891 www.travisparksa.com Enjoy patriotic music, a bootcamp workout (6-7pm), and food trucks (with military discounts). Free parking at cityoperated lots, meters and garages as part of Downtown Tuesday.
Back to School Yahoo/Boo Hoo Mom Mingle Tuesday 6:30-9pm at Perico’s, 1439 Sonterra Blvd. Facebook: Mom Mingle with Shelly Miles Grab a friend to celebrate or wipe tears away as the kids go back to school. Enjoy giveaways, raffles, shopping and more. Cost: School supplies for schools in need. Food wristbands $5; drink specials.
Free Loteria Every Wednesday at Wonderland of Americas—FREE Wednesdays noon-2pm at the mall, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd. www.wonderlandamericas.com Mexican loteria is a traditional card game similar to Bingo. It is also a form of folk art, as each of the colorful cards has an image of popular Mexican figures. Free to play. One card per person.
International Overdose Awareness Day-San Antonio—FREE Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm at Travis Park, 301 E. Travis St. (210) 907-2660 Facebook Remember those who have been lost to overdose or just get information and help create awareness.
Free Family Night at Krispy Kreme (2 locations) (ongoing) Wednesdays 6-8pm Krispy Kreme (1117 N. Loop 1604E & 12328 IH10 W.) Donut decorating, crafts, games.
Cocktails & Culture: Maya (Adults 21+) Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm at The Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway 357-1900, www.wittemuseum.org Experience the Witte Museum after hours in an evening event exclusively for adults (21 and older) which mixes cocktails, conversation and innovative museum culture. These special nights include complimentary beer or cocktails, with food available for purchase. $15 per person County Line’s Live Music Series: Dale Watson —FREE (food bank donations encouraged) Thursday 7:30pm at County Line Bar-B-Q, 10101 I-10 Frontage Rd. 641-1998 www.countyline.com/I10Music.html Thursday nights thru Sept. 30. Free parking at Hallmark College, less than one block away.
Tejano Thursdays at La Villita—FREE Thursdays 5-11pm at Maverick Plaza at La Villita Historic Arts Village, 418 Villita St.
Join KXTN 107.5 weekly for music, dancing and entertainment.
Free Craft Beer Tasting at Conroy’s Irish Pub – FREE First Thursdays Thursday 7-9pm at 9091 Fair Oaks Pkwy., Fair Oaks, TX (near Boerne) 210-818-7699 Guests can sample 10 Irish-themed craft beers from 5 different breweries, while filling up on light snacks. All attendees will receive 10 beer samples and a raffle ticket upon entry. Prizes such as glassware and brew kits are given away every 20 minutes. www.conroysirishpub.com LGBTQ Community Support Group Thursday 7pm at University Presbyterian Church 300 Bushnell Ave. (first Thursdays) PFLAG San Antonio has a monthly support group meeting for parents, friends & family of the LGBTQ community.
First Thursday at Pearl Brewery—FREE admission Thursday 5-7pm at Pearl Brewery, 200 E. Grayson St. Event features special deals from Pearl shops along with pop-up sidewalk sales, music and refreshments.
UnWINEd Yoga Happy Hour Thursday 6-8pm at Windflower Spa-Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.
“UnWINEd” is an outdoor yoga classes served alongside a selection of Texas wines, snacks and hot appetizers.
Event is every other Thursday. $20 www.hillcountry.hyatt.com (spa tab) 210-767-5577