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17 November Events that Should be On Your Calendar 

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La Villita, 418 Villita St., Nov. 5, 5-11pm
Pay homeage to the extravagant song, dance and colors from Ancient Hindu culture in the largest indian festival. The Festival of Lights offers excellent Indian cuisine, crafts, dance, song and the culmination of light and fireworks that illuminate San Antonio’s night sky. Free
Photo via Facebook, DiwaliSA
Equality Forward
Grand Hyatt, 600 E. Market St., Nov. 5, 5pm
The Human Rights Campaign invites you to stand forward for San Antonio’s own Gay and Lesbian Association (GALA) with all due human dignity and respect for LGBT rights in a silent auction and dinner to be fiercely forward and involved in the fight for human rights for the LGBT community. In the largest LGBT event in San Antonio, you can get involved by volunteering, donating or becoming a sponsor or captain. Admission $150-$245.
Photo via Facebook, HRC San Antonio
3rd Annual Dare 2 Be Powerful 5K Run/Walk
Lockwood Park, 801 Olive, Nov. 5, 8am
Unleash your inner superhero in your best costume and cape in a run or walk for community growth in San Antonio’s East Side in support for education and empowerment of the community’s women and the Martinez Street Women’s Center. A gathering of racers, citizens, heroes and pet lovers galore is a surefire way to bring people together through a costume contest and healthy snacks and food for the participants and their pets. Free.
Photo via Facebook, Andrea Figuero
Dia De Los Perros
Alamo Ice House, 802 N. Alamo St., Nov. 6, 11 a.m.
Dia De Los Perros goes beyond the first two days of November with a pet-friendly celebration, so break out the skull makeup, dress in that beautiful number and bring ol’ doggo to the party to mingle with others. Doggy fans, come celebrate the traditional holiday with wine, beer, barbecue, live music, vendors and watch the dogs play. While you and Fido party, proceeds are going to aid local rescue groups. Admission $5-$25.
Photo via Instagram,
Luminaria 2016
Hays Street Bridge, Nov. 9-12, 6-11pm
Light, dance, music and art come to life again in Luminaria with many composers, comedians, artists, musicians and filmmakers bringing forth their greatest works alongside a mural unveiling, pop-up exhibitions and works of multiple media. Throughout San Antonio’s historical East Side in places like Dignowity and Lockhill Parks, the bridge and the Carver Cultural Arts Center, the time to be immersed in new, luminous, colorful and intriguing artworks and performances is now. Free.
Photo by Andrew Lopez
Films at the Marquee: A Class Apart: A Mexican American Civil Rights Story
Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Ave., Nov. 11, 6-9:30pm
If you are in need for an intellectual and meaningful film to see in the midst of entertainment, come join the Marquee in the showing of a film about discrimination against Mexicans in Texas and learn about how it was conquered by little known Mexican American Lawyers in the Hernandez V. Texas case that spread to the Supreme Court. Short films by Harlandale High School students, mariachi performances and Latin acoustic sounds will also provide entertainment alongside food and beverages. Free.
Photo via Instagram, @slabcinema
SAHA Benefit Show
Brick Blue Star, 108 Blue Star, Nov. 11, 6:30-10pm
The Housing Authority of San Antonio invites you to come see artworks from their talented community and San Antonio artists in their art auction, and dance the night away with music from Honkytonk performer DT Buffkin and country singer Dale Watson as they play soulful tunes. With auction profits going to charity, enjoying a night of art and Western music never sounded so good. Admission $35.
Photo via Facebook, Education Investment Foundation
Corner Store Country Run
Freeman Coliseum, 3201 E. Houston St., Nov. 12, 8a.m.-6p.m.
Gussy yourself up in your best cowfolk duds, strap those ass-kickin’ boots on and boot scoot to the country-themed 5K where you can gallop, do-si-do or simply walk your way through the hay bales and tires and farms. A country fare of beer gardens, live music and carnivals galore will be held after the walking and running with free swag and all proceeds helping charities such as Big Brothers Big Sisters. Admission $5-$10.
Photo via Instagram, @iamatruegem
TED X San Antonio Fall 2016- Now You Know
Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, Nov. 12, 8:30a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The opportunity to expand your mind in the quest for more knowledge is a lot closer than you think, with 19 speakers presenting some of their greatest ideas in their lectures. Speakers such as Mayor Ivy Taylor, UT Health and Sciences Assistant Professor Lindsay Bira, Holy Trinity Minister Reuben Lashley and many more share a diversity of visions and perspectives in a fast-paced series of TED talks on various subjects. Admission $45-$100.
Photo via Facebook, TEDxSanAntonio
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R Space, 110 E. Lachapelle, Nov. 12, 7p.m.
San Antonio based artist Alexandria Flores mixes colorful prints and whimsical works to another part of San Antonio from her studies at Say Si, the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she studied art. With the goal of expanding her grids and color palettes and expanding techniques, Flores demonstrated her works in various places such as Say Si, UTSA’s Fine Arts exhibition during 2014’s Contemporary Art Month and the Espresso Gallery. Free.
Photo via Facebook, R Space
New Urbanism Film Festival
Alamo Beer Co., 415 Burnet St., Nov. 16, 6:30pm
City lovers, come hither to San Antonio’s first screening of the nationwide New Urbanism Film Festival, a festival dedicated to films and videos on the environment. Come grab a refreshing beer and mingle with those who love to develop new housings for the people, those who strive to preserve lands and strengthen neighborhoods- anything to keep their environments lively and alive. Films to be presented include “Brooklyn Famer”, “Utah Transit” and “The Ideal District”. Admission $8-$10.
Photo via Facebook, Anthony Lim
Light the Way
University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway, Nov. 19, 7:30-10:30pm
With the holidays around the corner, many bright and sparkling lights come to play and illuminate the city at night to light the way for the Winter solstice. To add to the joyful warmth of Christmas lights, performances by Tejano singer Patsy Torres and students from the Brainpower Connection Schools and other fan favorites will serenade the city complete with cookies and hot chocolate to ring in the cheer and keep it going until January. Free.
Photo via Facebook, University of the Incarnate Word
Mission County Park, 6030 Padre Dr., Nov. 19, noon-6pm
Sweet smoked sausage, spicy baby back ribs and chicken galore! If you like Bar-B-Que and grilling the best meats and eats and savor in the scent of spices and sauces, this is the event for you complete with a cook-off competition and a concert with Texas-based music lineups to benefit the Residential Energy Assistance Partnership and local families. Admission $15-$150.
Photo via Instagram, @puretexanbbq
Ford Holiday River Parade
Riverwalk, Nov. 25, 6-10pm
Thanksgiving in San Antonio is not complete without a rowdy night parade on the River Walk. In honor of the fast-approaching holidays, many floats will flow down the river with luminous lights adding to the beauty of downtown; lavish costumes and the perky sounds of Christmas carols. After the parade, enjoying the beauty of San Antonio’s River Walk and having a pleasant dinner out is a must. Admission $15-$40.
Photo via Facebook, Visit San Antonio
27th International Peace Market
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, 922 San Pedro Ave., Nov. 25-27, 10am-6pm
Indulge yourself in many radiant and exotic goods such as handcrafted rugs and textiles, clothing, paintings, sculptures and more from over 100 artists worldwide to inspire your creativity, and immerse yourself in the peaceful gathering of diversity. With the Esparanza center, patio and streets filled with vendors and opportunities, you are guaranteed to steer clear of the havoc that holiday retail shopping ensues. Free.
Photo by Facebook, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza
Lila Cockrell Theater, Nov. 27-Dec. 3
El mejor mariachi del mundo, or greatest mariachi in the world, does it again with vocals and instrumentals in beautifully composed repertoire and arrangements of music spanning six generations from Tecalitlan, Mexico. Inspired by music that dates back 117 years, the Mariachi Vargas will leave you spellbound in a spectacular cultural experience like no other mariachi will. Admission $25-$200.
Photo via Facebook, Ticketmaster
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La Villita, 418 Villita St., Nov. 5, 5-11pm
Pay homeage to the extravagant song, dance and colors from Ancient Hindu culture in the largest indian festival. The Festival of Lights offers excellent Indian cuisine, crafts, dance, song and the culmination of light and fireworks that illuminate San Antonio’s night sky. Free
Photo via Facebook, DiwaliSA


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