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Merkaba Presents: The Buddy System

Tue., Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
Merkaba 111 W Crockett St Suite #205, San Antonio Downtown


Throwing a unique cocktail party means more than just gathering your most important guests, you need the perfect venue. Merkaba is San Antonio's top destination for huge parties and events of all varieties, complete with distinctive spaces creating an inspired atmosphere, with live music acts and top DJs spinning tracks every night and a huge variety of unique cocktails to satisfy every craving. 2102124770

Museum Reach Bat Walks

Tue., Oct. 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Thu., Oct. 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Hotel Emma 136 E Grayson St, San Antonio Downtown


Meet at Hotel Emma and enjoy a 45 minute walk on Museum Reach to learn about San Antonio's native urban bat colony. The walk ends where the bats emerge at night. Space is limited, so RSVP with park Program Coordinator at napostolow@sara-tx.org or call 210-302-3252. (210) 302-3252

Brick-Or-Treat

Through Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center San Antonio 849 E Commerce St, San Antonio Downtown

Buy Tickets$19-$27


Trick or Treat your family to some Bricktacular fun all October Long. For the entire month of October, LEGOLAND Discovery Center San Antonio is hosting a Spook-tacular Halloween party. Some of their Bricktastic activities for Brick-Or-Treat include a Wicked Witch LEGO® group build, a fang-tastic LEGO Dracula group build, scavenger hunts, pumpkin patch photography and a Creepy Crazy Costume Coupon. (210) 610-1150

GAGA Presents: Placing Abstraction

Through Nov. 21, 12 p.m.


Calling attention to both site-specificity and abstract works, Placing Abstraction is a starting point for creative departure. Gentileschi Aegis Gallery Association is a group of 100 female artists who produce thematic exhibitions at a variety of venues. Opening Saturday October 12 from 5-7pm, with ongoing viewing at Southwest School of Art Santikos Building. (210) 200-8200

Open Mic with Ila Minori

Tuesdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Sancho's Cantina 628 Jackson St., San Antonio Downtown


Sancho's Cantina is hosting Open Mic night. The event is open for comedians, bands, singers etc. Sancho's has a small PA and a drum kit but drummers should bring their own hardware and cymbals. (210) 320-1840

Merkaba Presents: The 501's and DJ Big Daddy

Wed., Oct. 23, 7 p.m.
Merkaba 111 W Crockett St Suite #205, San Antonio Downtown


Throwing a unique cocktail party means more than just gathering your most important guests, you need the perfect venue. Merkaba is San Antonio's top destination for huge parties and events of all varieties, complete with distinctive spaces creating an inspired atmosphere, with live music acts and top DJs spinning tracks every night and a huge variety of unique cocktails to satisfy every craving. 2102124770

Chris Cuevas Project

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Sancho's Cantina 628 Jackson St., San Antonio Downtown


Sancho's Cantina is hosting with Adriel Cuevas, Zeke Galvan and Chris Villanuev of the Chris Cuevas Project. Guests will enjoy the sounds of blues, soul, and jazz. (210) 320-1840

Ruben V

Wednesdays, 9-11 p.m.
Sancho's Cantina 628 Jackson St., San Antonio Downtown


Enjoy Ruben V at Sancho's Cantina for an intimate rock and blues performance. (210) 320-1840

Key Party

Thursdays, 8-9 p.m.
Bexar Stage 1203 Camden St., San Antonio Downtown

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Bexar Stage hosts a completely free and improvised BYOB show in which performers choose keys from a bowl and invite audience members on stage to share an honest conversation with a fluid ensemble. Guests can enjoy free beer samples courtesy of Alamo Beer. (312) 971-7252

Thursday's Happiest Happy Hour

Thursdays, 4-7 p.m.
Rosella at The Rand 114 E Houston St., San Antonio Downtown

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Join Rosella's at the Rand every Thursday for their Happiest Happy Hour featuring a $5 food and drink menu. DJ Cruz will be providing the tunes all evening. (210) 595-1410

Merkaba Presents College Night

Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Merkaba 111 W Crockett St Suite #205, San Antonio Downtown


Grab your friends and head over to the Merkaba cocktail lounge and nightclub on the river walk. Enjoy all night drink specials with live music from 7:30pm-10:30pm and then move on into the nightlife with DJ Bobby James! You must present a valid college ID to receive specials. Drink Specials include: $1 PBR, $2 Tecate Light, $3 Dos XX and $3.50 double wells (210) 212-4770

Tres Honchos

Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Sancho's Cantina 628 Jackson St., San Antonio Downtown


Sancho's Cantina is hosting Claude Butch Morgan, Robar Adams and Trevor Doak Morgan of the Bandaholics. The band is set to perform regularly on Thursdays. (210) 320-1840

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Fridays, Saturdays, 10 p.m. Continues through Oct. 26
The Bonham Exchange 411 Bonham, San Antonio Downtown

Buy Tickets$10-$25


Don your finest fishnets for two nights of yelling “Janet! Dr. Scott! Janet! Brad! Rocky!” during The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Bonham Exchange, presented by The Public Theater of San Antonio. It also might be a good idea to pack your favorite heels to dance in while you sing along with classics like “Sweet Transvestite” and “Hot Patootie.” Of course, there will be a bit of blood and “The Time Warp” dance to evoke the nostalgia of this midnight movie classic. With all the sensuality dripping from Dr. Frank-N-Furter, that sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania, it’s best to leave the kids at home. Hell, it may even be a little too steamy for some adults as well. (210) 271-3811

Sissy Spacek in SATX

Fri., Oct. 25, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
VIBES Underground 1223 E. Houston St., San Antonio Downtown

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Founded in 1999 in Los Angeles, California, Sissy Spacek is one of the most important Grindcore/Noisecore bands of all time. The group influenced the genre through the use of extreme electronics, as well as, circuit bent gear and Max/MSP. You can buy tickets on the Facebook event page.

Camp Slaughter

Fridays, 8 p.m. and Thu., Oct. 31, 8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25
Bexar Stage 1203 Camden St., San Antonio Downtown

Buy Tickets$15


Inspired by classic camp slasher/creature features of the 1980s, CAMP SLAUGHTER: An Improvised Horror Movie invites you to Camp Bexar Claw, where campfire stories are more than just legends! A new, improvised story every time, your suggestions will inspire the killer to wreak murderous havoc on a colorful cast of '80s trope characters, ripe for comedy and bloodlust. (312) 971-7252

Noah Peterson at Sanchos

Every third Friday, 7-9 p.m.
Sancho's Cantina 628 Jackson St., San Antonio Downtown


West Kings Highway Saxman Noah Peterson holds down the third Friday of the month at Sanchos Cantina with his Solo Sax Sessions. (503) 703-9516

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

One Night Stand

Fridays, 10 p.m.
Bexar Stage 1203 Camden St., San Antonio Downtown


One part open mic, one part polished performance; this show offers an opportunity for performers to experiment with new material. Guests can try a sketch or new stand-up material they've written, or to improvise a short set with a format they've never tried in front of an audience before. Every week, the Bexar Stage will see new material on it's way to making the San Antonio comedy scene more interesting. (312) 971-7252

Celebrity Fan Fest “Preview Con”

Sat., Oct. 26, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall 3201 E Houston St, San Antonio Downtown

Buy Tickets$10-$399.99


Ahead of the festival’s June 2020 show, Celebrity Fan Fest is breaking barriers once again by announcing their first-ever Celebrity Fan Fest “Preview Con”. Fans that purchase their June 2020 tickets now can get into the “Preview Con” for free and get free selfie photos and autographs. General admission to the 2019 “Preview Con” event will also be available to fans wishing to attend just this show.

Medium to Large Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

Sat., Oct. 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
William R. Sinkin EcoCentro 1802 N Main Avenue, San Antonio Downtown

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Are you ready to scale up from a rain barrel, or want to start harvesting large amounts of rainwater for your home, garden or both? If so, this workshop is for you. Get all of your questions about rainwater harvesting (RWH) answered and learn about options for piping and conveyance, pre-filtration for debris, pressure pump sizing, types and piping, filtration for potable and non-potable use, local and state regulations for RWH. This class is recommended but not required for SAWS Rain Saver. (210) 486-0417

The Spill Canvas

Sat., Oct. 26, 6-11 p.m.
The Rock Box 1223 E. Houston St., San Antonio Downtown

Buy Tickets$18-$20

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The Spill Canvas is coming to the Rock Box on October 26th with special guests The Juliana Theory, Cory Wells, and Prsnt! Doors open at 6pm. (210) 677-9453

Merkaba Presents Service Industry Night

Sundays, 7 p.m.
Merkaba 111 W Crockett St Suite #205, San Antonio Downtown


Every Sunday at Merkaba downtown San Antonio service industry employees can enjoy a little extra something after the long work week. Enjoy your night out with our drink specials and music from DJ Cobweb! Must bring proof of employment and valid ID to receive specials. Drink Specials Include: $2 Domestic Beers; $2.50 Tecate Light, Dos XX, Bohemia, Indio; $3 Jameson, Altos Tequila. (210) 212-4770

Live Jazz Brunch

Sundays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Rosella at The Rand 114 E Houston St., San Antonio Downtown

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Live broadcast from Rosella at the Rand featuring the Grammy-Award winning KRTU host of the Latin Jazz Brunch, Henry Brun with Robert Garcia, and special guest Judi Deleon. The event will include brunch favorites and more. (210) 595-1410

Sanchos Domingo

Sundays, 2-6 p.m.
Sancho's Cantina 628 Jackson St., San Antonio Downtown


Sanchos Domingo's will perform 60s soul, latin boogaloo and mod rock & roll. (210) 320-1840

Merkaba Presents: Misha Mondays with The Buddy System

Mondays, 7 p.m.
Merkaba 111 W Crockett St Suite #205, San Antonio Downtown


Merkaba is one of San Antonio's destinations for huge parties and events of all varieties, complete with distinctive spaces creating an inspired atmosphere, live music acts, top DJs spinning tracks every night and a huge variety of unique cocktails to satisfy every craving. (210) 212-4770

Jazz Dogz

Mondays, 9-11 p.m.
Sancho's Cantina 628 Jackson St., San Antonio Downtown


George Prado and Friends will perform Jazz tunes for new and long time fans of the classic genre. (210) 320-1840

Museum Reach Haunted Hike

Tue., Oct. 29, 7-8 p.m.
Hotel Emma 136 E Grayson St, San Antonio Downtown


Enjoy a walk along Museum Reach while you learn about local haunted folklore. This hike meets at Hotel Emma at 7 p.m. and walks for 45 minutes. Space is limited, so RSVP with Park Program Coordinator at napostolow@sara-tx.org or call 210-302-3252. (210) 302-3252

Home Composting Workshop

Wed., Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m.
William R. Sinkin EcoCentro 1802 N Main Avenue, San Antonio Downtown

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Your organic kitchen waste could be turned into black gold. Whether you are a novice compost enthusiast, or a seasoned expert, you can sign up now to learn something new. Types of composting covered include Hot Composting, Static Composting, Trench Composting, Worm Composting, Takakura Composting and Compost Tea Brewing. (210) 486-0417

Dia de los Muertos Celebration con Esperanza

Fri., Nov. 1, 5-11 p.m.
Rinconcinto de Esperanza 816 S Colorado, San Antonio Downtown

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Join Rinconcinto de Esperanza in celebrating our dearly departed familia, friends and ancestors at their annual Día de los Muertos celebration. There will be live music, concession, altars and more. In addition, the Esperanza will host a series of Day of the Dead workshops in October for community members to learn the various aspects of this cultural tradition. The workshops will include how to make ofrendas/altares, paper flowers and sugar skulls. (210) 228-0201

Community Day of the Dead Altar and Ofrenda Exhibit

Fri., Nov. 1, 5-11 p.m., Sat., Nov. 2, 12-7 p.m., Sun., Nov. 3, 12-5 p.m. and Mondays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Nov. 6
Rinconcinto de Esperanza 816 S Colorado, San Antonio Downtown


You can stop by the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center’s Westside space to check out the Day of the Dead altars created by community members to honor their dearly departed. The altars will stay on view after their Day of the Dead celebration so folks can visit, learn more about this tradition and pay their respects. They will have altars for local families, Lanier alumni and even a community altar with photos and tributes from various people. The altar exhibit opens during our Day of the Dead celebration on Friday, November 1, 5pm-11pm. 2102280201

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