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10 Free Events Happening This Week in San Antonio 10/28-11/3 

1.) Screening of The Shining

Thursday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m.

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Wonderland of the Americas continues their “free movie screening on Thursday night” tradition throughout October, and Halloween is no exception.  This month’s feature films have grown increasingly creepier as the month progresses. Beginning with the Amityville Horror and moving up to The Sixth Sense and Silence of the Lambs, Wonderland of the Americas is set to end with The Shining on Halloween night. Kick off your Halloween festivities with a creepy film to get in the Halloween spirit. Admission is free, but tickets go fast.

Location: (4522 Fredericksburg Rd.)


2.) Halloween at the McNay

Thursday, Oct. 31, 5:30- 9:00 p.m. 

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Celebrate Halloween with the Mcnay Art Museum for a guaranteed night of spooky fun. 15-minute tours of the Nightmare Before Christmas will be given within the first hour. Enjoy pumpkin decorating, free popcorn and hot chocolate, trick or treating on museum grounds, and the option to purchase food from Dirty Dogs and Fries food truck. Munch on Halloween candy while enjoying an outdoor screening of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie on the beautiful McNay grounds.

Location: (6000  N New Braunfels Ave.)


3. Board Game Night at the Parman Library 

Thursday, Oct. 31, 6:00-8:00 p.m.


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Not into Halloween or Dia de Los Muertos festivities? Want to bypass the frilly costumes, sugar overload, or probable drinking binge? Join teens, other adults, and seniors at the Parman Library’s board game night for a night full of fun gaming in a friendly environment. Bring your favorite board games from home or explore Parman’s collections such as: Pathfinder, Labyrinth, Fluxx, Catan, and much more.

Location: (20735 Wilderness Oak)


4.) Angela Fox: "Cribs and Crews" Art Opening

Thursday, Oct. 31, 7:00- 10:00 p.m.

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San Antonio native, Angela Fox, premieres her warm and colorful exhibit entitled “ Cribs and Crews” on Halloween night at Hello Studio art gallery in the Blue Star Art Complex. Her signature, nomadic-like paintings are unique in the vibrant color pallet she often works with. Her drawings and prints give a “fiesta-like” feel to a nomadic environment that we can’t help but love.

Location: (1420 South Alamo #106, Building B, Blue Star Arts Complex)



5.)Dia de los Muertos Festivities 

Friday, Nov. 1, 6:00- 9:00 p.m.


Into music, performances, readings, food, and more? The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center will celebrate Dia de Los Muertos at the Riconcito de Esperanza (816 Colorado St.) on Friday, November 1st. Calavera readings about political favorites such as Wendy Davis, George Zimmerman, Ted Cruz, and Rosie Castro will commence throughout the festivities. Guests are invited to visit and admire the alters set up by community members of their loved ones while enjoying complimentary hot chocolate and pan de los muertos. Art work from the MujerArtes Clay Cooperative will also be available for visitors to purchase and use on their own home alters.

Location: (922 San Pedro Ave.)

6.) Cobra Smiles at the Mix

Friday, Nov. 1, 11:00 p.m.

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Cobra smiles is a San Antonio/ Austin based duo that has been said to sound similar to The Stooges and New York Dolls.  Their glam/goth sound is inappropriate for children, but quite entertaining for adults with a keen ear for hard rock. Singer Hans Frank and rock-mate Buck Fever, perform at the Mix for their last San Antonio show before their upcoming album release in summer 2014.

Location: (2423 N St. Marys St.)


7.) Dia de los Muertos Celebration- La Villita

Friday, Nov 1, 3:00-9:00 p.m.

Saturday, Nov 2, 12:00- 6:00 p.m.

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La Villita celebrates the day of the dead with their very first Dia De Los Muertos celebration in San Antonio favorite, La Villita. Bringing together traditional art, music, and culture this two day celebration includes live music performances, a dance, drum, and puppet procession, live poetry, and much more. Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos in the heart of San Antonio with two days full of eerie fun.

Location: ( 418 Villita St.)


8.) Diwali Festival of Lights

Saturday, Nov. 2, 5:00-10:00 p.m.

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Drawing more than 15,000 people from across the state of Texas,  the Diwali Festival of Lights is one of the most celebrated Indian Festivals that praises good over evil. Learn to Garba ( the national folk dance of India), while enjoying a fireworks display, Bollywood zumba, henna tattoos and more. Surround yourself with Indian dance, culture, and festivities in Hemisphere Park for the very low price of FREE!

Location: (434 S Alamo St.) Hemisphere Park



9.) Texas Fireworks- Texas' Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Saturday, Nov. 2, 6:00 p.m.

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“ Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living,” is Planet K’s slogan for their annual Texas Fireworks Celebration taking place in Austin and San Antonio. We think the sayings pretty spot on.  The Dia De Los Muertos celebration will take place at Woodlawn Lake Park with a car parade and family activities beginning at 6:00 p.m. End your night with a bang (literally), as Planet K puts on a spectacular fireworks show over Woodlawn Lake to commemorate the dead and fight for the living.

Location: (1103 Cincinnati Ave.) Woodlawn Lake Park



10.) Dia de los Muertos Celebration- Market Square

Saturday, Nov. 2, 11:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 3, 11 a.m.-6:00 p.m.


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If you can’t get enough Dia de Los Muertos festivities this week, here’s another event you’ll just have to attend. Celebrate and remember the dead in the Historic Market Square the first weekend of November. Enjoy a Day of the Dead parade, live music, arts and crafts, and of course, great tasting food from the famous food booths located in and around Market Square.  Expect performances by Erica Gonzaba, the Michael Jackson Dance Group, Stefani Montiel, and much more.

Location: (514 W Commerce St ) Market Square







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