20 Beautiful Texas Parks San Antonians Should Escape to This Fall

Texas is so beautiful, but many San Antonians just know what's in our backyard. We picked out our favorite local parks, as…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Guadalupe Mountains National Park
400 Pine Canyon, Salt Flat, (915) 828-3251, nps.gov/gumo
Taking up a massive area in Texas and up to the New Mexico border, this national park should definitely be a bucket list item for true Texan explorers. Perhaps surprisingly, you’ll be able to see fall colors here. And you’ll also be able to hit up the sand dunes if you go further inside the park (it’s seriously that huge). Of course, there’s plenty of land waiting to be trekked. Wilderness awaits you here.
Photo via Instagram / tomhamiltonphotography
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Everyone We Saw at Second Thursday at the McNay

Where else would you want to post up?! Here's all the folks who braved the Texas heat and enjoyed the McNay this…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone We Saw at Second Thursday at the McNay
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20 Beautiful and Secluded Texas Beaches Worth a Weekend Road Trip

It's beach weather right now. But who wants to end up on an overcrowded stretch of sand with someone blaring their radio…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Alisa Pierce

High Island
Bolivar Peninsula, Galveston County, houstonaudubon.org
High Island’s beaches stretch from Texas to Louisiana, giving East Texans hundreds of miles of secluded coastline to enjoy. Coarse sand peppered with colorful shells lie undisturbed as spring breakers and summer visitors head to better-known areas. Four nearby bird sanctuaries offer migrating herons a rest while allowing visitors to take a break from the water to view the wildlife.
Photo via Instagram / Johnny.mauldin
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Photos: Cold War Kids Rocked The Rustic Last Night

The indie rockers stopped by for an intimate performance over The Rustic. Though held at one of the city's bigger non-stadium venues,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Photos: Cold War Kids Rocked the Rustic Last Night
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Dr. Dog Rocked The Rustic Last Night

Y'all, we were so psyched that Dr. Dog came through and provided us with some super cool jams. Here's all the cool…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Dr. Dog Rocked The Rustic Last Night
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All the Festive People We Saw at the Official Fiesta Opening Party

Fiesta is here! San Antonians packed Hemifair Park for Fiesta Fiesta – the official opening party. From gaudy hats to knee-length sashes…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the Festive People We Saw at the Official Fiesta Opening Party
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The 20 best things you should do in San Antonio this spring before it's disgustingly hot outside

It doesn't matter if you're broke, rich, young, or old - everyone wants to have fun during the spring. It's the perfect…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Gabriella Pawelek

Don’t pretend you weren’t thinking about Fiesta
Various celebrations, April 19-30, fiesta-sa.org
Stay safe and enjoy one of San Antonio’s biggest celebrations.
Photo via Instagram / fiestasa
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Everyone We Saw at the McNay's Second Thursday Kick-Off

The beloved 2nd Thursday at McNay – the free, family-friendly event series – kicked off with museum admission, live music, Community Beer, food trucks…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone We Saw at the McNay's Second Thursday Kick-Off
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Fun Things to Do in San Antonio This Week (1/24/18-1/30/18)

From a legendary rap act and the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio to the Spurs game and a quirky ballet performance, here's…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Thu 1/25Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, which bills itself as “the world’s foremost all-male comic ballet,” is heading to San Antonio for a performance at the Tobin. The “Trocks,” as the troupe is known to its fans, was founded in 1974 by Peter Anastos, Natch Taylor and Antony Bassae, who produced small, late-night shows in venues off the beaten path. After a receiving a rave review by Arlene Croce in The New Yorker and other glowing notices in The New York Times and The Village Voice, the troupe established itself as an artistic and popular success. By the mid-1970s, the Trocks had became an international sensation, performing in over 500 cities and 33 countries worldwide. Despite their comic approach, the troupe performs the full-range of ballet and modern dance with the intent of showing off each performer’s technical skills. The dancers portray both male and female roles. According to their press materials, “The comedy is achieved by incorporating and exaggerating the foibles, accidents, and underlying incongruities of serious dance. The fact that men dance all the parts – heavy bodies delicately balancing on toes as swans, sylphs, water sprites, romantic princesses, angst-ridden Victorian ladies – enhances rather than mocks the spirit of dance as an art form, delighting and amusing the most knowledgeable, as well as novices, in the audiences.” $20-$59.50, 7:30pm, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, H-E-B Performance Hall, 100 Auditorium Circle, (210) 223-8624, tobincenter.org. — Sam Sanchez
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Fun Things To Do in San Antonio This Week (1/17/18-1/23/18)

When we say there's plenty going on in San Antonio, we're not kidding. This week features an especially eclectic mix, too. From…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Sat 1/20-Sun 1/21Monster Jam
Monster Jam Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! (Or, sure, Saturday also, but how often do you get to do the monster-truck-guy voice about an actual monster truck show happening on a “Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!”?) Witness some of the biggest damn trucks you ever saw in your life aggressively fighting for dominance like skunk apes in heat. Then after you’ve found a spot in the parking lot, head inside the Alamodome and watch 10,000 pound leviathans with names like El Toro Loco, War Wizard, and freaking Grave Digger give the owners of the jacked-up crew cabs outside brand new inferiority complexes, wreaking methanol-fueled havoc in races and audience-judged stunt competitions that are sure to produce veritable buttloads of both sound and fury. Might as well name one of those trucks “Little Pink Houses” because, as John Cougar Mellencamp sings, “ain’t that America?” $15-$169, 7pm Saturday, 3pm Sunday; Alamodome, 100 Montana St., (210) 207-3663.
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Fun Things to Do in San Antonio This Week (11/29-12/5)

Need something to do this week? We've got you covered. We've rounded up some of the best of what's going on, including…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Thu 11/30
‘Fabbyloso Unicorn Art Show’
While 2017 will undoubtedly be remembered as a grim, tragic and consistently surreal slump for an increasing number of reasons, pop culture historians may one day look back on it as the Year of the Unicorn. While it’s doubtful these magical beasts collectively reared their multi-colored heads to thoughtfully lift our spirits, it would be remiss not to recognize such fleeting contributions as unicorn-inspired bagels and macarons, unicorn makeup tutorials, unicorn T-shirts and headbands, body glitter promoted by some as “unicorn snot,” and Starbucks’ rainbow-swirled Unicorn Frappucino (a high-calorie concoction blended with mango syrup and “pink powder”). Although California transplant and longtime Southtown fixture Robert Tatum’s not typically one to jump aboard trendy bandwagons, it somehow comes as no big surprise that he and his extensive stall of cohorts are weighing in on “unicorn fever.” In addition to creative, irreverent and offbeat interpretations by more than 50 artists (not to mention a solo exhibition of retro-poppy works by Northern California artist Tony Speirs in neighboring Showdown Gallery), Tatum’s “Fabbyloso Unicorn Art Show” promises live music by The Swishbucklers and Pocket FishRmen, beats by DJ Epsr and a Unicorn Costume Contest with prizes (including gift cards for shops and eateries in the Blue Star Arts Complex) in three categories: Sexiest Costume (inclusive of all genders), Most Creative and Dumbest Costume. $5 (free before 7pm), 6-11pm, Brick at Blue Star, 108 Blue Star, (210) 858-2361, facebook.com/tatumoriginalschoicegoods. — Bryan Rindfuss
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Fun Things to Do in San Antonio This Thanksgiving Weekend

Whether you need an escape from the obligatory family time that Thanksgiving weekend entails, or you want to find an event that…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Fri 11/24 - Sun 11/26
The Nutcracker
Ballet San Antonio once again brings the perennial holiday favorite The Nutcracker to the Tobin for 12 performances with live accompaniment of the Tchaikovsky score provided by the San Antonio Symphony. Inspired by the classic E.T.A. Hoffmann tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, reality and fantasy blend in a young girl’s dreams of a handsome prince, frightening rodents at war and exotic characters from around the globe. This production debuted just last season, choreographed by artistic director Willy Shives. The sparkling production blends Shives’ artistic vision with that of the legendary Gerald Arpino, utilizing the great maestro’s choreography for The Land of Snow and Waltz of the Flowers variations. Arpino was the co-founder of Joffrey Ballet and a tremendous mentor to Shives during his many years with that company. In this family-friendly fare, more than 100 children from the community will join the dancers of the company along with local celebrities making surprise cameo appearances. Guest celebrities performing include KSAT on-air talent like Mike Osterhage and Ursula Pari as well as the San Antonio Spurs Coyote, and former Spur Matt Bonner. $24.50-$129, 7:30pm Fri, 2pm & 7:30pm Sat, 2pm Sun (through Dec. 3), Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, (210) 223-8624, tobincenter.org. — Tami Kegley
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15 Puro San Antonio Halloween Costumes To Consider This Year

With Halloween right around the corner, we have a few suggestions to help you win that costume contest. Keep it local and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Spurs Jesus
    Local icon and everyone's best friend, a Spurs Jesus costume is sure to get you first place in any costume contest. 
    Photo via Instagram, ffeno
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Photos: The Weeknd Made Everyone Swoon and Get Down at AT&T Center Performance

The Weeknd came to San Antonio on Thursday night, and let us tell you... it was not a show to be missed.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Photos: The Weeknd Made Everyone Swoon and Get Down at AT&T Center Performance
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Things to Do in San Antonio This Week (10/18/17-10/24/17)

There's always something to do in San Antonio! We've compiled the best things to do across the Alamo City this week. Whether…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Wed 10/18, Spurs v. TimberwolvesSpurs basketball officially tips off at the AT&T Center on opening night with San Antonio hosting Minnesota in an early season showdown between prospective Western Conference contenders. During an off-season marked by player movement, the Timberwolves landed All-Star Jimmy Butler in a trade with the Bulls, along with standouts Jamal Crawford, Taj Gibson, and Jeff Teague via free agency. NBA general managers recently voted Karl-Anthony Towns, the centerpiece for the young Wolves, as the player “most likely to have a breakout season.” Towns has put up Tim Duncan numbers in his first two seasons and is hoping for his first glance at playoff glory. For the Spurs it’s all about Kawhi Leonard, who, after sitting out the preseason with a thigh injury, will likely make his season debut challenging Butler. $18-$661.25, 8:30pm, AT&T Center, One AT&T Center Pkwy., (210) 444-5000, attcenter.com. — M. Solis
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20 Things Every San Antonian Needs To Do This Fall

Shoutout to fall for coming through so we don’t sweat every time we leave the house! Celebrate the best way you know…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Explore one of the small towns surrounding San Antonio
Multiple locations
Venture out to Floresville for the town’s peanut festival or maybe out to Devine for a festival dedicated entirely to avocado. Whether you go out for the fair food or just to explore the town square, a day in a quaint town will be the perfect way to unwind and relax.
Photo via Instagram, mayra_r95
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The Best Food and Drinks in San Antonio, According to You

The voters have spoken! Here are the Best of San Antonio Food & Drink winners of 2017.

By San Antonio Current Staff

Best Tacos
La Maceta Tapatios, (210) 419-3845, facebook.com/lamaceta.52
Photo via Instagram, cherry_pop_bakeshop
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Tim Duncan's Jersey Retirement Brings an Emotional Night to AT&T Center

Joined at center court by his family, coaches, and former players, San Antonio’s low-maintenance superstar provided Spurs faithful with a sense of…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Tim Duncan's Jersey Retirement Brings an Emotional Night to AT&T Center
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15 Field Trips Every San Antonian Should Revisit as an Adult

Remember when field trips were the most anticipated days of the school year? A break from the classroom, from your teacher, from your…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Institute of Texan Culture
    
    801 E César E. Chávez Blvd., (210) 458-2300,  texancultures.com
    Celebrate the many cultures of Texas and gain some new perspective on life in the Lone Star State.Photo via Instagram, 
    annalou_lovesyou
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15 Ways to Have Fun This Week in San Antonio

By San Antonio Current Staff

Cool Ghouls
    $5, 7:30pm, Sat, Aug. 20, KRTU 97.1 Radio Trinity University, 1 Trinity Place.
    Hosted by KRTU 91.7, check out Cool Ghouls in the courtyard outside of the KRTU studios. Junkie will kick off the night, which is open to all ages. 
    Photo via Facebook,  Cool Ghouls
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