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Show Us Your Pride!

Fri., June 21, 6-10 p.m.
Brick at Blue Star 108 Blue Star, San Antonio Southtown

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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. UNIFY San Antonio and the Kind Clinic will start celebrations off right with Show Us Your PRIDE Friday, June 21, featuring performances by the Rey Lopez Showgirls and DJ Ella Ella, HIV testing by Project: H.O.T., free eats and drinks by Street Treats and more.

The Legend of Big Bend

Sat., June 22, 8-10 p.m.
Brick at Blue Star 108 Blue Star, San Antonio Southtown

Buy Tickets$15

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There’s nothing better than a summer road trip across the expansive Texan landscape, particularly when you’re able to escape the paved monstrosity that is I-35. In a project akin to Sufjan Stevens’ long-abandoned Fifty States Project, Austin-based indie-rock chamber ensemble Montopolis has crafted two album-length song cycles themed on major Texan landmarks, following up 2017’s Music for Enchanted Rock with The Legend of Big Bend, which blends spoken word passages and poetry about the beloved state park with ambient rock enhanced by classical instrumentation. As summer kicks into high gear and the great outdoors begins to call your name, The Legend of Big Bend is a perfect new playlist for the days when All Hail West Texas just isn’t doing it anymore.

San Antonio Nerd Night

Fourth Sunday of every month, 2-10 p.m.
Knight Watch Games 16350 Blanco Road, San Antonio North Central


Gamers converge the fourth Sunday of every month for a meetup benefiting area nonprofits. (214) 641-9352

"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

5th Annual International Day of Yoga

Fri., June 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Rivercenter Mall 849 E. Commerce, San Antonio San Antonio


Join the city celebrating with 175 countries around the world! There will be a master yoga class with 6 different local teachers, recognition of teachers, and festival of colors (throwing of chalk) with hundreds along the historic banks of the San Antonio River. There are also over 100 different free yoga classes 6/20-6/23, see http://www.idoyogasa.org/ for a listing. (830) 534-9683

Fifth International Day of Yoga celebration in San Antonio

Fri., June 21, 6 p.m.
Rivercenter Mall 849 E. Commerce, San Antonio San Antonio


The Consulate General of India announces five major events across Texas in celebration of the Fifth International Day of Yoga, including one in San Antonio. This event will bring together people in San Antonio to learn and practice yoga, meditation and more, and will take place at Rivercenter Mall on Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m. Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mats. For more information on the events and to RSVP, see http://yogadayoftexas.org/. (210) 225-0000

Pizza Italia Beer Week

Fri., June 21, 6-9 p.m.
Pizza Italia 3023 Thousand Oaks, San Antonio San Antonio


Join Pizza Italia for their 1st Annual Pizza Italia Beer Fest in celebration of San Antonio Beer Week on Friday, June 21st from 6pm-9pm! There will be six breweries taking over the taps including: BAKFISH Brewing Company, Texas Beer Company, Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling, Save The World Brewing Co., Community Beer Company and Twisted X Brewing Company. Take advantage of the special: buy a pint and keep the glass (while supplies last)! Additionally, there will be a raffle for the swag from all the breweries throughout the night. (210) 494-8646

Don’t Count The Tortillas: The Art of Texas Mexican Cooking | Cookbook Plática & Food Demo with Chef Adán Medrano

Fri., June 21, 7 p.m.
Esperanza Peace & Justice Center 922 San Pedro, San Antonio San Antonio

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Join the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center for a plática and cooking demo with Chef & food writer Adán Medrano! “Don’t Count the Tortillas: The Art of Texas Mexican Cooking” is his latest cookbook that offers over 100 kitchen-tested recipes, including newly created dishes! The event will include a brief reading from part of the book, a cooking demo of recipes from the book that will include a plática about the context and history of each recipe and how it connects to the Mexican American community. The demo will be interactive, with audience questions and comments! (210) 228-0201

Bellydancers

Fri., June 21, 7-9:30 p.m.
The Roadhouse Saloon 6159 FM 78, San Antonio San Antonio


The Roadhouse Salon will have belly dancers on their dance floor. The event will also have drink specials for ladies and more. (210) 815-8958

SensuElle Yoga

Fri., June 21, 8 p.m.
Sexology Institute and Boutique 707 S St Mary's, San Antonio Southtown

Buy Tickets$15


On International Yoga Day, join the Sexology Institute for yoga with a burlesque twist. Elle Du Jour, member of the Pastie Pops Burlesque Revue, upgrades a simple yoga routine into an empowering and sensual tease. Guests are recommended to bring a yoga mat, water, and comfortable workout clothing. (210) 487-0371

Ultimate Orgasms for Her

Sat., June 22, 11 a.m.
Sexology Institute and Boutique 707 S St Mary's, San Antonio Southtown

Buy Tickets$15


An interactive workshop where the staff of the Sexology Institute and Boutique will explore the wonders of the female orgasm. Learn how to bring on multiple orgasms, overcome hurdles and unleash the truth about female ejaculation. Learn to feel confident, sexy, and in control of your body! All participants will receive 20% off purchases. (210) 487-0371

Animal Defense League's 85th Birthday Petstravaganza

Sat., June 22, 1-4 p.m.
Animal Defense League of Texas 11300 Nacodoches, San Antonio San Antonio

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The Animal Defense League of Texas is celebrating 85 years of saving lives! To celebrate the big 8-5, they are throwing an ADL 85th Birthday Petstravaganza and everyone is invited. The celebration will include cake, bounce houses, a luxury pet house raffle, food trucks, live music, vendors, family friendly games and dog & cat adoption specials! Your pooches are welcome to join you at the party--just make sure to bring proof of their up-to-date rabies vaccination. Instead of presents, ADL would be delighted to accept donations! (210) 655-1481

SummerFest at Dorćol

Sat., June 22, 1-7 p.m.


@ Dorcol Distilling + Brewing Co., 1902 S. Flores St.
Join Dorćol Distilling + Brewing and REI for an afternoon celebrating the summer solstice and the great urban outdoors! Learn more ways to enjoy the green spaces San Antonio has to offer through cycling, kayaking, hiking and then some from great organizations including Ride for Reading San Antonio, Armadillo Boulders, San Antonio River Authority, San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, Compost Queens and more. (210) 229-0607

Fajita Rita’s Food Truck at Hyatt Regency San Antonio

Sat., June 22, 4 p.m.-12 a.m.


@ Hyatt Regency San Antonio, 123 Losoya St., San Antonio, TX 78205
The Fajita Rita’s food truck will be stationed on Hyatt Regency San Antonio’s front drive on Saturday, June 22. It will be serving its famous fajitas, quesadillas, made-to-order street tacos, and more between 2pm-midnight.

Cabañuelas | Book Reading with Norma E. Cantú

Sat., June 22, 6-8 p.m.
Esperanza Peace & Justice Center 922 San Pedro, San Antonio San Antonio

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Join the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center for a book reading & signing of Norma E. Cantú’s new novel Cabañuelas (published by University of New Mexico Press)! Books will be available for purchase. “In Cabañuelas, both author and protagonist are ethnographers, co-weaving a story rich in descriptions of folklore, architecture, landscape, relationships, and academia while telling a transtemporal and transcontinental story of self-affirmation against the historical backdrops and center-stage landscapes of Spain, Mexico, and the United States.” — Larissa M. Mercado-López, coeditor of (Re)mapping the Latina/o Literary Landscape (210) 228-0201

Striptease Burlesque Workshop

Sat., June 22, 6:30-8 p.m.
Love Shack Boutique 1580 Babcock Rd, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$20

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Are you a bad girl and you’re friends bad too? Then show ‘em what you're working with at this striptease burlesque workshop. Cool off this summer by taking it all off with a sexy strip tease to Beyoncé’s Coachella hit “Party”. Sip pre-class cocktails at 6:30pm and then dance it off from 7-8pm with Stars & Garters Burlesque's all-star CoCo Simone. There will be refreshments served at 6:30-7pm the class begins at 7pm. (210) 767-9411

Feliz Flowers with Amanda Barkley

Sun., June 23, 1-5 p.m.
Ivy Hall 1127 S. St. Mary's Street, San Antonio Southtown

Buy Tickets$50


Sign up for Feliz Flowers with Amanda Barkley at Ivy Hall if you want to learn how to make these intricate paper flowers, based on the work of Rebecca Thuss' book Paper To Petal. (210) 439-0030

Mensa

Third Friday of every month, 7:30-9 p.m.
H-E-B Central Market 4821 Broadway St, San Antonio San Antonio

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Central Market hosts a monthly Mensa gathering in the second floor meeting room. For more information contact Bob Bevard at (210) 695-2700 or bobbevard@aol.com. (210) 695-2700

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

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

Arts & Crafts Events

Fourth Saturday of every month, 12-6 p.m. and Fourth Saturday, Sunday of every month, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Dec. 8
The Roadhouse Saloon 6159 FM 78, San Antonio San Antonio

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The Roadhouse Saloon is hosting a market with live entertainment, music, bellydancers, vendors , Drink specials, and more. (210) 815-8958

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

“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

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.

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