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San Antonio Donut Fest

Sat., June 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio River Walk

Buy Tickets$15

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Do not miss the inaugural San Antonio Donut Fest, a family-friendly festival that showcases the delicious round treat, plus other gourmet pastries and breakfast dishes. Wash it down with coffee, fresh juice, mimosas, beer and more. Guests will be able to enjoy music, Saturday Morning Cartoons, games and goods from other local artisans and artists. (210) 223-8624

Citizen Cope

Sat., June 15, 7 p.m.
Aztec Theatre 104 N St Mary's St, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$29-$80


Citizen Cope’s new album Heroine and Helicopters continues to blend elements of hip-hop, blues and rock furthering the rap-songwriter amalgam that’s won him a loyal following over a 17-year career. While Cope’s voice carries a bluesy, almost Americana grit, there’s enough true soul in his delivery to make it stand apart. The Memphis-based artist continues to carve out his own lane, neither too far in the musical mainstream nor too far underground. Instead, he continues to confidently craft a sound that is wholly and completely unique. (210) 812-4355

Chad Prather's Star Spangled Banter Comedy Tour

Sat., June 15, 8 p.m.
Charline McCombs Empire Theatre 226 N. St. Mary's, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy from Ticketmaster$29.50-$46.50


Chad Prather is responsible for “Snowflake Cry,” a retooling the ’60s classic “American Pie” into a song bashing the liberal response to Trump’s election. In case you missed that gem, here’s the lowdown: comedian and musician Prather is a redneck mouthpiece for Trump, Fox News and anyone else offended by the politically correct. Basically, a MAGA hat personified. (210) 226-3333

Cirque Musica Presents: Crescendo

Sat., June 15, 8 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio River Walk

Buy Tickets$10-$96


Forget the round top — the San Antonio Symphony is bringing the circus to the Tobin stage for Cirque Musica: Crescendo. Cirque Musica’s troupe of international cirque artists have choreographed aerial and acrobatic feats to accompany a program of beloved music featuring everything from Gustav Holst to John Williams. Immerse yourself in the historic world of the circus with traditional acts that include everything from contortionists to strongmen, enhanced by a live performance by the Symphony’s esteemed musicians. Familiar strains from Bolero, Night on Bald Mountain and more will caress your ears as you witness the physics-defying stunts of the troupe’s performers, whose talent you may swear is almost inhuman. (210) 223-8624

Demonseed + Necrosis

Sat., June 15, 8:30 p.m.
The Guillotine 1816 N Main Ave, San Antonio Central


What could go better with death metal than free barbecue? These Dallas titans of extreme metal will be joined by locals Flesh Hoarder and AeteratomA in addition to Blast Perversion from Edinburg and Abysmally Entombed via Hell Paso.

North by North

Sat., June 15, 9 p.m.
The Bang Bang Bar 119 El Mio Drive, San Antonio Central


The duo North by North consists of a drummer and a singer-guitarist, both bringing to mind the White Stripes and proving that a two-piece band can rock as hard as a four-piece. The music is also a little more complicated than the member count suggests, frequently starting slow with melodic guitar before erupting into full-on jams. The singer’s expressive, dynamic voice is an added bonus.

Celebrity Fan Fest

Sat., June 15, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun., June 16, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall 3201 E Houston St, San Antonio Downtown


Seven months after its launch, Celebrity Fan Fest is back again, this time in a new venue — the Freeman Coliseum and Expo Hall. After last year’s DC Comics-centric event, CFF is riding the Avengers: Endgame wave with a guest list featuring Marvel stars Paul Bettany (Vision), Benedict Wong (Wong), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Anthony Mackie (Falcon) and Lee Pace (Ronan the Accuser). DC fans aren’t left hanging, though, as Jason Momoa returns, bringing along Aquaman co-star Amber Heard. Action hero Dolph Lundgren, Star Trek’s Walter Koenig and WWE stars Finn Balór and Becky Lynch will also make appearances, and the con’s slate of guest artists includes San Antonio illustrator John Picacio, official Star Wars artist Steve Anderson and comic book creators Wes Hartman, Bill Williams and Timothy Lim.

“I’m Simply Missing the Mountains”

Sat., June 15, 12-5 p.m., Thu., June 20, 12-5 p.m., Fri., June 21, 12-5 p.m. and Sat., June 22, 12-5 p.m.
Terminal 136 136 Blue Star, San Antonio Southtown


Mir fehlen einfach die Berge (I Am Simply Missing the Mountains) is an exhibition by three young German artists Anna Bläser, Veronica Moroder and Lukas Picard. The works selected and developed for the Terminal 136 gallery, incorporate thoughts on both real and imaginary journeys and places. They investigate the relation between the outside world and the intimate world and wonder how one influences and shapes the other. (210) 458-4391

Gardens & Yoga

Third Saturday of every month, 10-11 a.m.
San Antonio Botanical Garden 555 Funston, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$15


AC Power Yoga pops up at the Botanical Garden for an outdoor class suitable for all ages and skill levels. Attendees are asked to bring a durable yoga mat, sunscreen, water, bug spray and an open mind. (210) 536-1400

“America on Stage”

Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Wednesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through June 30
McNay Art Museum 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


Arguably one of the most overlooked aspects of the McNay is the the museum’s impressive Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts, which boasts more than 12,00o objects spanning from the 1500s to the present day. Built around a sprawling gift from late collector, philanthropist, theater patron and design enthusiast Robert L.B. Tobin and expanded by curators Linda Hardberger and Jody Blake, the collection encompasses rare books, small-scale models, costume illustrations and stage designs created by modern masters such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Organized by Head of Curatorial Affairs René Paul Barilleaux and Curatorial Assistant Timothy Retzloff, the recently opened exhibition “America on Stage” aims to celebrate “the vision of the nation’s 20th- and 21st-century master designers on stages across the U.S. and around the world.” Exploring four key themes — Broadway, Nostalgia, Breaking Tradition, and Social Justice — the show combines maquettes from productions of Cabaret, In the Heights, West Side Story and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; a pop-up theater where guests can view scenes from a conceptual revival of Spring Awakening; and interactive areas that invite museum-goers to “take center stage in a recreated stage set — and even tap dance.” (210) 824-5368

"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

Daniel Rios Rodriguez & Raul Gonzalez

Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 18
Artpace 445 N. Main Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


With a powerful trio of exhibitions already on view, Artpace gives us two more reasons to visit this spring with the unveiling of new projects by San Antonio-based artists Daniel Rios Rodriguez and Raul Gonzalez. Although Rodriguez and Gonzalez explore wildly different topics and themes, their bright and bold bodies of work find common ground in playful energy, DIY aesthetics and transformations of commonplace materials. A Houston transplant who earned an MFA from UTSA along with grants from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, the Surdna Foundation and the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC), Gonzalez has long been fixated on the concept of work in many forms — construction, manual labor and his dual roles as a “werking artist” and undeniably cool stay-at-home dad. He’s captured the everyday joys of fatherhood in figurative drawings, celebrated his love for Whataburger and the Houston Astros in paintings and installations, enhanced his exhibitions with energetic, movement-based performances and even danced for 4.3 miles — continuously from downtown to the McNay. With a title lifted from a song by bygone Texas hip-hop duo UGK, his “Front and Back, and Side to Side” promises to transform Artpace’s Main Space windows with a “multi-dimensional mural” rendered in cardboard and colored duct tape. (Cue the selfies). A native of Killeen who earned his MFA from Yale and has exhibited in New York, Chicago, Marfa, Ireland and beyond, Rodriguez takes a tactile approach to small-scale “semi-figurative” paintings inspired by personal experiences and the natural world. Frequently using oddly shaped, homemade panels, he paints scenes and patterns in thick, textural layers, adding organic-looking embellishments such as stones, shells and feathers, and finishing the pieces with earthy frames rendered in found bits of wood, rope, wire and hardware accents. Bringing to mind everything from cave drawings and tribal symbology to folk and outsider art, Rodriguez’s work comes to light in “Bruisers,” his first ever solo show in Texas. Nodding to the battle scars we collect while navigating life on Earth, Rodriguez says the exhibition title also speaks to the surfaces of his paintings, many of which “undergo a lot of heavy hitting and burning and throwing across the floor.” During the opening reception, both artists will give short talks about their work and Artpace will also be rolling out a new Third Thursdays series that kicks off with a rooftop screening of shorts curated by the San Antonio Film Festival ($5-$10, 8pm Thu, May 16). (210) 212-4900

Nate Cassie and Constance Lowe: Minding the Gaps

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through July 13
Ruiz-Healy Art 201-A E. Olmos Dr., San Antonio San Antonio


Although its title might conjure the sights and sounds of crowded London Underground stations, Ruiz-Healy Art’s new exhibition “Minding the Gaps” is not an artistic exploration of railway safety. Rather than addressing the potentially life-threatening distances between subway platforms and train cars, the gaps to be mindful of here are substantially more conceptual in nature. Blurring the boundaries between figuration and abstraction, form and function, the two-person show examines domesticity, permutation and perception while pairing sculptural works by mixed-media artists Nate Cassie and Constance Lowe. A New Jersey native who earned an MFA from UTSA and has exhibited at Artpace, the McNay and Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Cassie works between drawing, painting, sculpture, video and digital media. While his previous bodies of work have taken shape in abstract woodblock prints named after flowers, architectural birdhouses and etchings of spindly Texas trees, Cassie’s recent output falls within the realm of functional ceramics. While not immediately clear from their earthy finishes and organic imperfections, his almost ancient-looking jugs, cups and bottles reference hard-to-define “spaces in between” and the “gaps that distance surface from volume, skin and structure, formal and intuitive systems.” Missouri-born Lowe earned an MFA from Western Michigan University, has shown at the Southwest School of Art and the Phoenix Art Museum and, like Cassie, is an alum of Artpace’s International Artist-in-Residence program. Although perhaps better known for geometric abstractions that fuse elements of photography and fiber art, Lowe also pushes her work into a sculptural realm with curious objects that suggest interventions on furniture or household decor. Whether combining calfskin, vinyl, felt, wood, mirrors or hardware, her three-dimensional pieces often draw inspiration from her family’s history of Midwestern farming. As for the “gaps” in question, they reveal themselves in the context of Lowe’s interest in “the abstraction of farmland as seen from the air” — and specifically the painterly photographs of the Earth captured by NASA’s Landsat satellite. (210) 804-2219

Looking for Langston

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 11

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Although his resume includes writing and directing credits for the award-winning coming-of-age drama Young Soul Rebels (1991) and the blaxploitation documentary BaadAsssss Cinema (2002), British filmmaker and installation artist Isaac Julien is arguably better known for conceptual films presented on multiple screens simultaneously. Seemingly dissected and left for viewers to reassemble with their own eyes, these immersive projects have involved journeys to remote ice caves in Iceland, juxtapositions of Arctic and African landscapes, travels through China and curious collaborations with the likes of Tilda Swinton and James Franco. A co-founder of the Sankofa Film and Video Collective (an organization “dedicated to developing an independent black film culture in the areas of production, exhibition and audience”), Julien made one of his earliest waves with Looking for Langston — a 1989 film billed as “a lyrical exploration — and recreation — of the private world of poet, social activist, novelist, playwright and columnist Langston Hughes (1902-1967) and his fellow black artists and writers who formed the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920s.” In essence a non-linear homage that presents Hughes as a metaphor for the black gay experience, the film has earned cult status and is taught extensively in universities as part of African-American and queer studies programs. Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2017, Julien was a favorite of late local artist and philanthropist Linda Pace, who acquired more than 50 of his works during her lifetime. In celebration of Looking for Langston’s 30th anniversary, the Linda Pace Foundation’s gallery Studio at Ruby City showcases the 45-minute film as the anchor of a new exhibition of two recently acquired photographs Julien shot during production — Film-Noir Angels and Masquerade No. 3.

"Bruce Lee Shoes"

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-6 p.m. Continues through July 20
Cinnabar Art Gallery 1420 South Alamo, #147, San Antonio San Antonio


Cinnabar’s latest exhibition showcases the work of Emanuel De Sousa, a Portugese-born, London-based artist who puts a poppy spin on portraiture. In addition to nods to iconic martial artist Bruce Lee and his yellow jumpsuits, De Sousa’s latest series of paintings features porcelain dogs, mylar balloons and other objects plucked from “tiny closed universes where absurd, nonsensical realities make sense.” (210) 557-6073 (FAX); (210)

Sink, Florida, Sink

Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through June 30
The Public Theater of San Antonio 800 W. Ashby Pl., San Antonio Central

Buy Tickets$10-$35


A new play has risen from the depths and washed ashore at The Public Theater. As part of The Public’s Fresh Ink program, Shannon Jarrell-Ivey directs the world premiere of David Kimple’s near-future, semi-apocalyptic drama Sink, Florida, Sink. In the face of a 12th successive hurricane (climate change much?), Violet (Alyx Irene Gonzales), Sebastian (Ivan A. Ortega) and the other remaining residents of coastal hamlet Cocoa Beach must fight to keep their heads above water in more ways than one. While doing everything they can to keep their home afloat, Violet and Sebastian must confront a whole other storm when a mysterious stranger from their past reappears in town. Truly, in Cocoa Beach, it’s not just the hurricane-force winds you have to weather. (210) 733-7258

Ride: The Musical

Fridays, Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. and Sun., June 16, 5-7 p.m. Continues through June 22
The Gregg Barrios Theater at the Overtime 5409 Bandera Road, Suite 205, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$15


Grab that friend of yours who can do an ear-splitting two-finger whistle and hail a taxi to the Overtime Theater’s latest original production — Ride: The Musical. New York City cab driver Stockton spends his days in traffic, living his life in stop-and-go as he scrambles to pay the bills each paycheck, while his daughter Jess longs for a life beyond what can be afforded on their meager means. When a limo driver drops into their lives, the two are faced with a choice: “Will they continue life as they know it, or will they shift gears and change their lives forever?” Written by Rachel Roth and Dan Timoskevich, the production features Robert Moritz as Stockton and Arnie Rose as Jess. It’s directed by Nicole Erwin. (210) 557-7562

Dad Zone Day

Sat., June 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Greenline 2532 Sidney Brooks, San Antonio Southeast

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Head over to The Greenline SA to celebrate dads, dudes and the families who love them. Join Brooks for fun and lots of activities. (210) 678-3300

Blue Bird House Build

Sat., June 15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Graytown Park 1239 County Rd 125, Elmendorf Road Trip

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Make and take home your very own wooden Eastern Blue Bird house. At the build you will learn how to care for your birdhouse and how to observe the Eastern Blue Birds that will use it. (210) 302-3252

Kids Garden Club: Father's Day Succulent Gardens

Sat., June 15, 10-11 a.m.
Rainbow Gardens-Thousand Oaks 2585 Thousand Oaks Dr., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10


Kids have fun learning about succulents! Rainbow Gardens will be hosting a kid's garden club where children will select and plant succulents, making a special garden for their dads: just in time for Father's Day! Space is limited and restricted to children between the ages 4-12. (210) 680-5734

Drag King *bilingual* Story Time

Sat., June 15, 10:30-12:30 a.m.

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@ Galeria E.V.A., 3412 S Flores St, San Antonio, Texas 78204
In celebration of pride month, San Antonio’s only Drag King troupe Los MENtirosos are happy to invite you to our first (of many) Drag King *bilingual* story time! Join us as we read "They Call Me Mix, Me Llaman Maestre." This event if for the entire family! Bring your kids, teens, abuelas y tias. They will have light snacks and a kid friendly drag king show following story time. Los MENtirosos are San Antonio’s only Drag KING troupe, a collective of queer and non binary drag entertainers.

Elmendorf Lake Park Pool Grand Opening

Sat., June 15, 11 a.m.
Elmendorf Lake and Park 3700 W. Commerce, San Antonio San Antonio


Come kickoff the first day of pool season at San Antonio Parks and Recreations newest pool! Celebrate the opening of Elmendorf pool as well as the beginning of the 2019 summer swim season with activities both in and out of the water at the splash pad, playground and swimming pool. The theme is Luau, so bring a grass skirt and get ready to party! (210) 207-7275

Kink 2.0: Dom/Sub/Switch

Sat., June 15, 11 a.m.
Sexology Institute and Boutique 707 S St Mary's, San Antonio Southtown

Buy Tickets$15


BDSM should be ventured into with excitement, curiosity, and most importantly knowledge. Join the Sexology Institute and Boutique to dive into more-advanced levels of Domination, Submission, and Switch roles. You don’t need to have attended our Beginners’ Kink class. In this high-level course, learn about roles, terms, activities, and the difference between BDSM and abuse. (210) 487-0371

Taste Fest

Sat., June 15, 12-9 p.m. and Sun., June 16, 12-9 p.m.
Lockwood Park 800 N Olive, San Antonio San Antonio

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Taste Fest is the first multicultural cancer benefit event in San Antonio. The event will have live music, basketball, food, drinks, games, kid zone, donation, a contest, a car show, and more. The event will also be giving out information about cancer awareness, opioid addiction, investment education, and community networking. Support a cause!!!! Half of profits will be given to American Cancer Society, Camp Discovery, Wounded Warriors. Also Local Charities: Increase The Peace .Org & TBA. (832) 930-2722

La Avienda Grand Opening

Sat., June 15, 12-11 p.m.


@ La Avienda, 1246 S Hackberry, San Antonio, TX 78210, USA
La Avienda Grand Opening! The store will sell items made by the DIY community from throughout the US. There will be live music from 6PM - 11PM

In Conversation: The State of Contemporary Western Art

Sat., June 15, 2-3 p.m.
Briscoe Western Art Museum 210 W. Market St., San Antonio, San Antonio San Antonio

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Austin-based artist Chuck Middlekauff is known for his colorful pop art paintings that reference cowboy culture and classic Americana imagery. Dr. Michael Duchemin is president & CEO of the Briscoe Museum and curated the Briscoe’s Into a New West exhibition. Join them as they discuss the exhibition and the state of contemporary Western art. (210) 299-4499

Hermann Sons 1st Annual Texas Hold 'Em Poker Fundraiser

Sat., June 15
Hermann Sons Rathskeller Bar 525 S St Mary's St, San Antonio Southtown

Buy Tickets$50

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Participate in the 1st annual Hermann Sons Texas Hold 'Em Fundraiser and win great prizes. The event will have prizes, an auction, great wine, raffles and more. Proceeds support the continued restoration of the historic Hermann Sons building, which provides scholarships for students. (512) 660-1706

San Antonio | The Saga 5th Anniversary Celebration ̶ Mezcla Mariachi

Sat., June 15, 4-10:30 p.m.
Main Plaza 115 N Main Avenue, San Antonio San Antonio

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The evening will feature and evening full of Mezcla Mariachi (mariachi mix-up), intermingling San Antonio’s love of mariachi music with art song (opera), lively percussion and castanets, and “honky tonk” while still featuring traditional mariachi sounds. There will be performances by Stephanie Urbina Jones and the Honky Tonk Mariachis, Patricia Vonne with Roland de la Cruz, David Perales and her father Cecilio Rodriguez; Dr. Rachel Yvonne Cruz y Juan Cabrera, Arpista and more!! The entertainment begins at 4pm with kickoff at 5pm. All leading up to three projections of San Antonio | The Saga at 9pm. (210) 225-9800

Summer Visions: Landscape in the Mind's Eye

Sat., June 15, 5-7 p.m.
Musical Bridges Around the World 23705 IH-10 West, San Antonio San Antonio


MBAW Gallery will host an opening reception for “Summer Visions: Landscape in the Mind’s Eye” featuring landscape through the vision of five artists known for their love of the land, the natural environment, and the ephemeral quality of perception. Working in different styles and media, each artist presents a unique, subjective experience of the natural world, opening new vistas for contemplation and wonder. The exhibition continues through August 16. Artists include Sylvia Benitez, Sabra Booth, Caroline Korbell Carrington, Lorraine Shirkus and Brian St. John. (210) 464-1534

Father's Day Adventure Weekend at Pearl: Hank Arriazola Photo Exhibition at Pearl Stable

Sat., June 15, 6-8:30 p.m.
Historic Pearl Stable 307 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio San Antonio


In honor of Fathers’ Day, Pearl will host an adventure-filled weekend in partnership with MotoDiscovery June 14th through June 16th. Photographer and world traveler Hank Arriazola will have select images from his Motohank Photo Exhibition on display in Pearl Stable as well. This event is free and open to the public. In addition, select retail and restaurants will celebrate adventurous dads with special product lines and menus. Additionally, Hotel Emma will have a “Rider’s Package,” which includes a Classic Room with complimentary bike parking and Pearl Beer and spicy peanuts amenity upon arrival. Booking can be made online or over. (210) 212-7260

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