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Celeste Barber

Sun., July 21, 7 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio River Walk

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Christened the funniest woman on Instagram by Vogue, Celeste Barber saturates each of her posts with her own brand of self-awareness. Barber has snagged nearly 6 million followers by staging parodies of celebrity Instagram photos, which have even attracted the attention of the celebrities themselves. In this live show, Barber shares the stories behind some of her funniest posts, such as trying to fold herself into a bathtub like Kim Kardashian or posing half-dressed in the produce section. She’ll also discuss her new friendships with stars such as Miranda Kerr and Hilary Swank, and explain the nuanced responsibility of being an “anti-influencer.” (210) 223-8624

"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

Gemini Ink Writers Conference

Sun., July 21, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel 110 Lexington Ave, San Antonio San Antonio


The Fourth Annual Gemini Ink Writers Conference will take place at the El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel from July 19-21. This year’s featured authors include Andrea VOCAB Sanderson, Pablo Miguel Martínez, Analicia Sotelo, Camille Acker, Andre Dubus III, and Ira Sukrungruang. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in 37 different panels and 5 different workshops. Register at geminiink.org/conference-registration or by phone at (210) 734-9673. (210) 223-9267

Christmas in July Craft Fair

Sun., July 21, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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Shop local community artists & crafters, cottage food makers, handmade bath & body, home decor, and more. Start your Christmas list early located inside the gym of Little Flower Catholic School; comfort food and snacks will be available for purchase. (210) 544-2003

Spilled Ink Workshop

Sun., July 21, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel 110 Lexington Ave, San Antonio San Antonio


Gemini Ink presents The Spilled Ink Workshop, a free youth spoken word poetry workshop for teens ages 13 to 17. Learn about the craft of spoken word poetry and create original work with renowned writers and performers Andrea VOCAB Sanderson and Christopher "Rooster" Martinez. The workshop will culminate in a Youth Reading Stage at the conference, where youth will perform their creative work to a large audience. (210) 734-9673

Bayou Witches Market and VouDouBall

Sun., July 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Victoria's Black Swan Inn 1006 Holbrook Road, San Antonio Northeast

Buy Tickets20 advance purchase


Join Victoria's Black Swan Inn for a free art market featuring local vendors, crafts and shops. Savory food trucks and squirt guns make this a perfect shopping experience for the whole family. On Saturday night join in the spirit of the Ball featuring CaVa Bien cajun band, Burlesque & Aerial shows, Fire performances Dats It Dats All Cajun Food, Flat Rock artisan cusine and Mr. T's amazing Bar B Q Food Trucks. This is a ticketed event. The ticket prices are $20 in advance or $30 at the gate. 2103238424

The Healing Arts Festival & Market

Third Sunday of every month, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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The Healing Arts Festival & Market is coming to The Rim, which showcases San Antonio's healing arts practitioners and artisans from all modalities. The event will include reflexology, acupuncture, astrology, handcrafted art, jewelry, organic body products, and much more. (210) 669-7127

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

Youth Basketball Summer Camp and Workout

Through Aug. 2, 12-3 p.m.
Northeast Lakeview College 1201 Kitty Hawk Road, Universal City San Antonio


NLC hosts basketball camp for middle school, high school, and college students. The goal of this camp is to teach, develop, organize, manage, and offer youth players the opportunity to learn the fundamental skills of basketball while instilling life lessons. Campers will learn and engage in the following: ball handling, passing drills, shooting basics, review of fundamentals, defense basics, one-on-one competitions, hot shot contest, foot work and shooting and free throw shots. Due to capacity regulations of the venue, camps have a daily limited enrollment operate on a first-come, first-served basis. (210) 590-5401

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

Bocce, Beer & BBQ

Sundays, 4-8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 25
The Good Kind Southtown 1127 S St Mary's St, San Antonio Central

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Buongiorno! Inspired by Tim's travels to Italy, the Good Kind presents Bocce, Beer, & BBQ on Sundays starting at 4. Bocce is an easy, exciting, and interactive game the whole family can play. Grab a set and explore the garden. Once you've worked up a sweat and appetite get a BBQ plate and a beer to cool you down! Come on down to the Good side of town. $15 for a BBQ plate and a draft beer.

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

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

Boardwalk on Broadway Farmers Market

Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Haile Therapeutic Hands 4001 Broadway St, San Antonio Northeast

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Formerly The Rim Farmers Market, Boardwalk on Broadway Farmers Market has relocated their twenty vendors event near the Hallie Therapeutic Hands. This market will have fresh produce, fresh sauces, delicious eats, pet treats, local coffee, baked goods, beauty products, Brew’s Lee Tea Station, Cousin’s Maine Lobster and Organically Bath & Beauty products.

Soul Full Southern Brunch

Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Pigpen 106 Pershing Ave, San Antonio Mahnke Park

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Start your Sunday in proper fashion by Joining The Pigpen for their Soul Full Sunday Brunch and live music event. The brunch will offer homemade biscuits, brisket, pulled pork, sausage patties, blueberry sausage links, bacon, scrambled eggs, silver dollar pancakes, hash browns, and much more.

New Orleans Saints Watch Parties

Sundays, 11 a.m.
Evil Olive Elixir Lounge 2950 Thousand Oaks, San Antonio San Antonio

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Come join the Who Dat Nation of San Antonio and OMG Sounds at the Evil Olive every Sunday for drinks, great food, music, and New Orleans Saint's football. Guests will have the chance to enter raffles to win prizes and even a trip to New Orleans. (210) 495-0970

Brick Sunday Arts Market

Sundays, 12-5 p.m.
The Blue Star Arts Complex 1414 South Alamo, San Antonio San Antonio

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The Brick Sunday Arts Market will provide wines, mimosas, champagne and lots of craft beer selections on sale for guests. Other local vendors will include rare vinyl record finds, custom art, photography, vintage clothing, pet goods, and more for purchase. The event will also host blue art performances and other activities for guests to enjoy.

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.

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

Palo Alto College Farmers Market

Fourth Monday of every month, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Palo Alto College Performing Arts Center 1400 W. Villaret Blvd., San Antonio South Side


Come out to the Palo Alto College Farmer's Market on the fourth Monday of every month. The Farmer's Market is a one-stop-shop for healthy fruits and vegetables, as well as other food essentials. Featuring San Antonio Food Bank’s Mobile Mercado, a social enterprise which offers cooking demos, on-site nutritionists, local fruits and vegetables, and household essential food items. (210) 486-3125

Native Plant Society of Texas San Antonio Monthly Meeting: A New Paradigm: Restoring Landscapes with Agriculture

Tue., July 23, 6:30-8:45 p.m.
Lion's Field Clubhouse 2809 Broadway St, San Antonio San Antonio

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Conserving and planting native plant species is only one important ingredient in regenerative, holistic agriculture practices. Managing livestock grazing systems which leads to improved soil health and plant diversity results in soil and water conservation and creation of habitat. Travis Krause, co-founder of Parker Creek Ranch and Ranch Consulting & Marketing Solutions shares the successes and failures in restoring ecological function at Parker Creek Ranch with the use of regenerative agriculture. Learn more about the ranch on Travis Krause's weekly blog. https://www.thepastoralist.blog/ And the Parker Creek Ranch Website https://www.parkercreekranch.com/ (325) 716-8212

A three-day McDonald’s Hiring Event in San Antonio

July 23-25, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
McDonald's 1846 S General McMullen, San Antonio San Antonio


A three-day McDonald’s Hiring Event in San Antonio. The new positions will consist of a combination of both full- and part-time opportunities based on individual restaurant needs. Applications will be accepted and on-the-spot interviews will be granted 9am-6pm. Interested applicants may also apply online at www.mcdonalds.com/careers or by texting the word HIRINGDAY to 36453. (512) 592-2697

National Stuttering Association, Monthly Meeting

Every third Tuesday, 7:15-8 p.m. Continues through Jan. 21
Episcopal Church of Reconciliation 8900 Starcrest Dr, San Antonio San Antonio

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Guests are welcome to come to the Epicopal Church of Reconciliation's monthly meeting to discuss stuttering. Topics vary so email if you are curious about the topic for a specific meeting. (210) 789-6993

Free Sporcle Live Trivia

Tuesdays, 8-10 p.m. Continues through Dec. 30
Halcyon Southtown 1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio San Antonio


Free live trivia happening every Tuesday night at 8pm. Halcyon gift cards are up for grabs: $25 for 1st place, $20 for 2nd, and $15 for 3rd. (210) 277-7045

Hot Dogs & Craft Beer

Tuesdays, 9 p.m. Continues through July 8
Retox Bar 1031 Patricia, San Antonio Central

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The Retox Bar is hosting a Tuesday night craft beer night with over 80 combinations to try. Every beer is on sale for $4.50 or less, guests will also receive a free hot dog with their purchase. (210) 775-2886

ServSafe Food Mgr. Certification Class English or Spanish

Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Every other Tuesday, Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Food Safety Direct 3603 Fredericksburg Rd #102, San Antonio Central


It is a State mandated requirement for all Restaurants/Food Establishments to have at least one certified person in charge during hours of operation. This class is open to all guests and will have separate times for English and Spanish speakers. (210) 785-9441

Chill Board Games Tuesdays

Tuesdays, 3-10 p.m.
Multiverse Games 739 W. Hildebrand Ave., San Antonio Monticello

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Enjoy a chill gaming session at the Multiverse Games. The event is BYOB; board game deals will be inside shop. This event will also feature two games every Tuesday for game night. (210) 455-4524

Millennial Movement: Financial Literacy Workshop & Business Opportunity

Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m.

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@ Grit, Grind & Grace, Agency, 6322 Sovereign Dr.
Join us as we discuss the importance of finances, resources and tools to help you start your 2019 off on the right track and also about the amazing business opportunity with PHP Agency. (210) 816-1632

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