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Pride Bigger Than Texas 2019 Festival and Parade

Sat., June 29, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Crockett Park 1300 N. Main Ave, San Antonio San Antonio

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It’s the most colorful time of the year again, so break out your rainbows and celebrate everything Pride with San Antonio’s smorgasbord of events. The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots makes this year’s Pride particularly important, especially in the face of continuing discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community by the current presidential administration. Things will kick into high gear on June 29 for the annual “Pride Bigger Than Texas” Festival and Parade, hosted by Pride San Antonio. In honor of the Stonewall anniversary, this year’s theme is “Remember. Honor. Educate.” The festivities start in Crockett Park at 11 a.m. with entertainers on deck including Brian Justin Crum, Drowning Mona, Luciana, Sizzy Rocket, Sandra Valls, Patsy Torrres and Bidi Bidi Banda. At 3 p.m., you’ll have to choose between body slams and the pinnacle of romance, because Pride Championship Wrestling has been scheduled at the same time as the “We All Love the Same” mass wedding — so plan accordingly. The festival winds down at 7 p.m., but you can pop over to The Strip on N. Main for the official afterparty, which will run all the way until 3 a.m. (free, 1416-1503 N. Main Ave.) If you want to stick around Crockett Park for the parade, you can also catch the Running of the Queens High Heel Race at 8:45 p.m. right before the action begins at 9. Plus, there’ll be some post-parade fireworks.

"Transcendental Tricentennial: Love Letters to San Anto, the (he)Art of David Zamora Casas"

Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through July 28
Institute of Texan Cultures 801 E César Chávez Blvd, San Antonio San Antonio

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Over the last four decades, self-described “artivist” David Zamora Casas has delighted, shocked and intrigued San Antonio audiences with paintings, installations, altars and performance works that essentially present the artist himself as a canvas. Fusing elements of folk and outsider art with nods to the aesthetics of Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí, the DIY spirit of rasquachismo, religious iconography and Latinx and LGBTQ* activism, Casas has established something many artists strive for fruitlessly: an instantly recognizable aesthetic that’s distinctly their own. Nicknamed Nuclear Meltdown and dubbed a “clown shaman” by esteemed author and MacArthur Genius Sandra Cisneros, Casas often makes cameos in his own paintings, his fire-engine red lips, devilish goatee and Dalí-esque mustache emerging from surreal tableaus populated by skulls, deities, monkeys and mermaids swimming amid swirling patterns, Mesoamerican symbols and hand-painted text reminiscent of retablos. In the words of Chicano art specialist Tomas Ybarra-Frausto, Casas’ canvases “mix word and image to visualize autobiographical and universal stories  of homoerotic love, loss and persistent social concerns including immigration, environmental plunder, gender disparity and the multiple issues facing marginalized individuals and communities.” Billed as an artistic explosion of “folk-baroque manifestations” exploring themes ranging from indigenous history to gender fluidity, Casas’ new solo show “Transcendental Tricentennial” comprises “miles of ribbon, yards of fabric, embellished prints, various on-site assemblages, oil and acrylic paintings on canvas, barbed-wire and bone sculptures, and a Día de los Muertos ofrenda which spills into our collective consciousness.” Made possible by a grant from the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC), the “mega-installation” also involves creative collaborations with the likes of accordion queen Eva Ybarra and video/film producers Laura Varela and Fadela Gacis Castro. As for its slightly unexpected landing at the Institute of Texan Cultures, Casas reminds that the exhibition evokes the ITC’s mission to be “a lesson in diversity [that] shows the uniqueness and beauty of the many cultures that came to Texas.” (210) 458-2300

Nella in Concert

Fri., June 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Charline McCombs Empire Theatre 226 N. St. Mary's, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$29-$99

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Nella’s music is a meeting place for her country’s folklore roots, the influence of her contemporaries, and the music of the Andalusian region. (210) 226-3333

Blow Him Away: How to Give the Best BJs

Fri., June 28, 8 p.m.
Sexology Institute and Boutique 707 S St Mary's, San Antonio Southtown

Buy Tickets$15

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Learn blow-by-blow how to perfectly service his pleasure pole! The staff at the Sexology Institute offers a fabulous fellatio class that is spicy, tasteful, funny, and most importantly, educational! Learn the techniques that he'll enjoy most, but also how to do it in a way that makes it pleasurable for you too. (210) 487-0371

LonDukDon on the South Side!

Fri., June 28, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
The Aquaduck Beer Garden 9214 Espada Road, San Antonio South Side

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Join the Party! San Antonio's own LONDUKDON - Live at The Aquaduck Beer Garden for the First Time! All the Cool Kids will be there! (210) 600-3280

Puro San Anto Pride Pari

Fri., June 28, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
La Botánica 2911 N. Saint Mary's St., San Antonio St. Mary's strip

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Puro San Anto Pride Pari! Celebrate pride with the drag king and queen residents of La Botanica! The emcee will be Gacho Marx and the show includes drag performers Los MENtirosos and special guests Aysia Rawzé and Natasha B Capri. (210) 716-0702

Freedom Black History Bus Tours

Sat., June 29, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1-3 p.m.
Martin Luther King Academy 3501 Martin Luther King Dr., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$18-$30


Join the Martin Luther King Academy for a bus tour of some of San Antonio's most historic African-American landmarks and locations! This experience is being brought to you by Melaneyes Media, the producers of "Walk on the River: A Black History of the Alamo City," (210) 560-3622

Downtown SATX Block Party

Sat., June 29, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Elevate Dental 311 E Jones Ave, San Antonio Central

Buy TicketsFree

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Join your neighbors , friends, and family for food, drinks, music, and vendors. Proceeds from the event will benefit San Antonio Food Bank. Admission to the event is free and open to all ages, and we will have food tickets available for purchase (VIP and General). Get ready to hear amazing beats from The AM Project's DJs. Experience tasty food from The Box Street Social and Pinch Boil (tickets required and limited). Sample mimosas from our mimosa bar. Nibble on some warm cookies from Tiff's Treats. Several San Antonio businesses and vendors will be on site.

Jesse Borrego & Adan Hernandez

Sat., June 29, 1-4:30 p.m.
Traders Village SW Loop 410 & Old Pearsall Road, San Antonio San Antonio

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Join Jesse Borrego & Adan Hernandez at Traders Village this Saturday (June 29, 2019). They will be located in the center of the market near the Helicopter Rides. They will have prints available for purchase and you can get your pictures with Adan & Jesse as well as have them autograph them. For more information check out the event page! (210) 623-8383

Wine tasting for brand Chateau Wright

Sat., June 29, 5-9 p.m.
Blue Star Brewing Company 1414 S Alamo St, San Antonio San Antonio

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For $10 you can taste 2 oz. pours of five wines. Wine can be purchased by the bottle or case. (210) 606-0434

Independence Day FUN!

Sun., June 30, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Traders Village SW Loop 410 & Old Pearsall Road, San Antonio San Antonio

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Celebrate Independence Day early with Traders Village under the Brown Expo. Cap's Crusaders will be there featuring Ironman, Supergirl, The Punisher, Harley Quinn & more for photo opps! Free flags, free face-painting, free mini bull riding, and free chalk for the little ones to create their own masterpieces on the concrete! (210) 623-8383

Yummi Sushi Grand Re-Opening

Fri., June 28, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat., June 29, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sun., June 30, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Yummi Japanese Restaurant 300 W Bitters Rd #185, San Antonio Northeast


Join Yummi Sushi the weekend of June 28th-30th for the Grand Re-Opening of the Bitters location! In celebration, there will be a special all-you-can-eat sushi menu for only $19.95+tax. (210) 236-8003

Harlequin OutStander Awards Call for Nominees & Feel Good Day

Through July 31, 12 a.m.-11:45 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Omni La Mansion Del Rio Hotel 112 College St, San Antonio San Antonio

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Harlequin OutStander Awards nominees are sought for the following categories: Person of Positivity (those showing resilience, faith, optimism, overcoming challenges), Harlequin Hometown Hero (women serving and protecting with bravery, inspiring courage and commitment to the collective good), Community Catalyst (advocates, volunteers, contributors who affect positive change for populations at risk or in need), Cultural Champion (those committed to making arts/literacy programs accessible for all), and Millennial Groundbreaker (making waves through philanthropic or entrepreneurial efforts or their active citizenship). Nominate someone at: www.celebratefeelgood.com. San Antonio winners will be honored on Feel Good Day, October 5. Nominations are free and tickets for the event are $199. (416) 840-2732

“Don’t Trash Where You Splash” River Cleanup Program

Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Continues through Oct. 31

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To keep the rivers of Texas Hill Country River Region pristine, groups of travelers with 6+ people can sign up to clean a section of the Frio, Sabinal and Nueces Rivers. Volunteers will be awarded $10/person, per hour of approved scheduled cleanup, which will be donated to a charity of their choice. Groups must fill out an application in advance and sign a waiver. (830) 232-4310

Summer Doesn't End at Main Event Entertainment!

Through Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Main Event Entertainment 8514 State Hwy 151, San Antonio San Antonio


Looking for things to do this summer? Looking for something FUN? It’s time to level up with the Main Event Summer Season Pass, where you can enjoy the full extent of summer FUN! The Endless Summer Season Pass lets guests enjoy all-you-can-play activities – bowling, billiards, laser tag and gravity ropes – and exclusive discounts, all day, every day from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day for only $60 per guest. It pays for itself in as few as three visits! (*offer available at both San Antonio and Memphis centers). (210) 521-8000

Pizza a la Valeria

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-9 p.m. Continues through Sept. 4
Valeria Ristorante Italiano 109 Waterview Parkway #105, Boerne Boerne

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Dine at Valeria every Wednesday through Saturday to indulge in a delicious variety of classic wood-fired pizzas. All pizzas are hand stretched to approximately 12 inches, making them a perfect meal for one or delicious appetizer for the whole family. (830) 331-1393

“Wine Down Yoga” at Windflower Spa

Fridays, 6-7 p.m. Continues through Aug. 30
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa 9800 Hyatt Restort Dr, San Antonio San Antonio


“Wine Down Yoga” will take place at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort’s Windflower Spa. Following a 60-minute yoga class, attendees will receive a complimentary glass of wine to enjoy on the spa’s outdoor relaxation patio. For further relaxation, participants will receive access to Windflower Spa’s world-class facilities including its outdoor pool, on-site sauna, eucalyptus steam room, and whirlpools. (210) 647-1234

Fiesta Noche del Rio (63rd Season)

Fridays, Saturdays, 8:30-10 p.m. Continues through Aug. 10
Arneson River Theatre 418 Villita St, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$8-$20

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Alamo Kiwanis Club presents Fiesta Noche del Rio Friday and Saturday nights at the Arneson River Theatre. Enjoy the Mariachis, Flamenco guitar, singing, dancing, and a cool drink or snack as you help support children’s charities in San Antonio. (210) 226-4651

Saturday Night Rodeo at Tejas Rodeo Company

Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Continues through Nov. 30
Tejas Rodeo Company 401 Obst Rd, San Antonio Bulverde

Buy Tickets$7-$15

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The family-friendly rodeo and live music series starts the first weekend in March and continues each Saturday through the last weekend in November. Doors open at 5:00pm and Rodeo starts at 7:30pm. Following the rodeo, enjoy live music and dancing until 1am. Enjoy beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks throughout the rodeo grounds and delicious Texas BBQ, tacos, steak, burgers, and more! Tickets available at TejasRodeo.com or at the gate. (830) 980-2226

Recovering in Unity

Sundays. Continues through Aug. 11
Unity Church of San Antonio 1723 W. Lawndale Dr., San Antonio San Antonio

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Recovering in Unity is a spiritual support group sponsored by Unity Church of San Antonio. This class is based metaphysical understanding of recovery and is open to all who suffer from any compulsion. (210) 824-7351

Singer Auditions

Sundays, 4-5 p.m. Continues through June 30
Woodlawn Pointe 702 Donaldson Avenue, San Antonio Monticello

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Threshold Singers of San Antonio are a local chapter of an international network of volunteers singing peace to those in hospice and critical care wards. For more information about the singing auditions contact ThresholdSingersSA@gmail.com for further details. (281) 671-7708

Puzzling Adventures - San Antonio

Ongoing, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Riverbend Garage 210 N Presa st., San Antonio Central

Buy Tickets$29.99


Explore the San Antonio Riverwalk, historic Alamo, and busy downtown shops and restaurants. Learn interesting facts, see the sights, and exercise your mind at the same time. (888) 433-8966

Pub Crawl Scavenger Hunt

Ongoing, 12-11:30 p.m.
River Walk 200 S Alamo St, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$45

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The Brews & Clues San Antonio tour is a 3 mile walking experience that takes about 4 hours to complete. Guests will be able to explore the beautiful city of San Antonio while getting a taste of its rich, revolutionary history and having a good time with your friends or family.

Haunted Pub Crawl

Fridays, Saturdays, 8:30-11 p.m.
Multiple locations See event description for details, San Antonio Downtown

Buy Tickets$25


Come out and spend a night with Nightly Spirits for a ghost tour to the most haunted pubs in the city. It's a 2.5 walking tour and guests must be 21 and older to attend. 1-844-678-8687

Bandera Pointe Artisan Market

Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bandera Pointe Artisan Market 11637 Bandera Rd., San Antonio Northwest


A growing outdoor market with an assortment of unique vendors -- from handmade jewelry to gourmet jams. Come by for a quick meal, fresh vegetables, hand crafted soy candles, honey and more. (210) 712-7230

SAMSAT Family Fun Saturdays

Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Port San Antonio (200 Goodrich Dr.) 200 Goodrich Dr., San Antonio Central

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The San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology will be open to the public for family friendly fun. Guests will see an array of exhibits depicting the world's earliest innovations in computing, telecommunications, and electrical power. (210) 273-4085

Downtown Delicacy

Saturdays, Sundays, 1-4 p.m.
Ocho at the Havana Hotel 1015 Navarro Street, San Antonio San Antonio

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Ocho at the Havana Hotel is hosting a downtown delicacy tour for food lovers. Whether it is traditional Tex-Mex or dishes unique to San Antonio, the tour will excite your taste buds and show you a side of The Alamo City never seen before. (210) 951-2416

Taste of San Antonio Food Tour

Saturdays, 5-8 p.m.

Buy Tickets$55


@ San Antonio Detours, 225 W. Craig Pl., San Antonio, TX 78212
Guests can experience San Antonio's culinary offerings on this food tour. (210) 632-7839

Ladies Board Game Night

Saturdays, 7-11 p.m.
Multiverse Games 739 W. Hildebrand Ave., San Antonio Monticello

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Have some fun with the gals on a Saturday Night at the Multiverse Crew with board games. Bring your own wine in full effect for the night and special deals on board games. (210) 455-4524

Alamo Heights Farmers Market

Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Alamo Heights Farmers Market 225 E Basse Rd, San Antonio Alamo Heights


The Farmers Market will once again be a reality at Whole Foods Market thanks to Koch Ranches. Alamo Heights Farmers Market will feature over 25 vendors with farm fresh selections including fresh produce, grass fed/grass finished beef, lamb, goat and wild hog meats, chicken, eggs, kombucha, pecans, honey, gourmet coffee, lemonade and many more exciting products. Music venue to be announced. (210) 704-8212

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