What’s Up in San Antonio Weekend of February 27, 2020


NEW MOVIES: The Invisible Man, Lost in America, Greed, Wendy, The Ride






The San Antonio Botanical Garden which is open year-round has 38 acres to explore and many seasonal events, exhibits, classes and camps. Active duty Military, retired military, and reservists can save $2.00 off admission tickets.


See a different view of the city at the 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas in downtown San Antonio. Visit the Observation Deck and enjoy a meal at the revolving Chart House Restaurant. The Tower of Americas offers $2.00 military discount on admission.


Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch has 450 acres that’s home to over 500 animals. Military personnel get $4.00 off general admission with a valid ID.


San Antonio Burger Week FEBRUARY 21 - MARCH 1

From gourmet blends to off-menu specialties and even beer pairings – we will pay tribute to America’s sweetheart – the Hamburger! Each restaurateur and Chef will prepare their unique take on the burger. The idea is to get people to embrace the food, culture and San Antonio-love while getting them out to eat, drink, and try new places! We will even be printing Burger Passports for participants to get stamped at participating locations throughout the week! Collect at least 4 stamps and be eligible for a very special grand prize drawing! Burger Week will draw hardcore burger fanatics and people that can appreciate a good hearty meal.

Girl Scout Cookie Flavor Fest FEBRUARY 24 - MARCH 1

You're invited to our first annual Girl Scout Cookie Flavor Fest! Envisioned as a 'tour' of the city's favorite restaurants and night spots, Girl Scouts is partnering with locations throughout San Antonio to offer a cookie inspired dish, drink or pairing! These special treats will only be available this week (or even just certain days), so learn more at www.girlscoutcookieflavorfest.org.

Anna in the Tropics FEBRUARY 7 - MARCH 1

Anna in the Tropics is a poignant and poetic play set in 1929 Florida in a Cuban-American cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand, and “lectors” are employed to educate and entertain the workers. In the play, the lector reads Anna Karenina, impacting the characters’ lives and relationships. Classic Theatre of San Antonio 1924 Fredericksburg Rd. (210) 589-8450

Songwriter Showcase THRU - OCTOBER 15, 2020 6PM FREE

Every third Thursday Doors Open at 6:00pm For social time with coffee, tea and snacks Performance at 7:00pm. Unity Church of the Hill Country 1016 Jefferson Street Kerrville, TX 78028 830-896-7575

Contra Dance to Live Music JANUARY 11 - DECEMBER 12 2020 7PM

Everyone is welcome to monthly 2nd Saturday contra dances at 7:00 PM at Our Lady of the Lake University. Dance in comfortable clothes to live music with no partner needed. Simple figures are taught and called for every dance. Children and all abilities welcome. Contra dancing has roots in American, English and French traditional figure dance with a groovy energy. Most fun you can have with your shoes on! Our Lady of the Lake University, International Folk Culture Center411 SW 24th St, San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 669-4672 amyehart@juno.com

Nutrition support group meeting Every first Thursday 10AM FREE

The Live with Nature nutritional support group meets every first Thursday of the month at Eco Centro, Main at Locust, as a means for interested people to learn and share natural health information. Meetings are always free and kindred spirits are always welcome. Call to learn about our next meeting and/ or to get on email list. Bill Sinkin Eco Centro 1802 N. Main (210) 492-4620 livewithnature@msncom

Historic Mission Tour OCTOBER 11, 2019 - FEBRUARY 29, 2020

Enjoy a wonderful guided tour of 4 historical Spanish Missions. During this tour you will be transported back to a time when the buffalo roamed free and Texas was still untamed. As your walk around each mission your guide will talk about the Mission Indians, the missionaries who left Europe to claim land for the Spanish crown and how the Missions' reign finally came to an end. You will be shuttled to each mission in the comfort of one of our 15 passenger vans. Historic San Antonio Missions (meet at Espada Park) 1750 SE Military Drive (210) 383-0872

Bandera Pointe Artisan Market JULY 27, 2019 - FEBRUARY 29, 2020

Open every Saturday 10-5pm and Sunday 11-5pm! Our family of vendors offer an assortment of products ranging from Peralta Farms (Fresh from the farm Organic, Pesticide free) fruits and vegetables, to Jessica's Lemonade Stand (Weighted Lavender & rice face mask’s)! Join us for lunch with Falcon Foods (Roasted Corn), or Bueno Hielo (Nacho’s or handmade flour tortillas Taco’s)! Bandera Pointe Artisan Market 11637 Bandera Rd

Want to play RUGBY!!! Tues 7 Thurs 7pm FREE

Learn how to play the fastest growing sport in America. Rugby is great for fitness and any age. Join us every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm at the Wheatley Heights Sports Complex and let The San Antonio Rugby Football Club show you how to play this amazing sport. Youth and High School teams are looking for new players as well as our Men's team and Women's team.

San Antonio My Health Meetup group every Thursday 630pm FREE

Want to know how you can be healthier? Want to know how to improve your diet? Then, join likeminded people who strive to feel better, more active, and get the most out of their health. Stop by during our meetups to hear a helpful tip or share a healthful tip! All are welcome! We hope to see you soon! La Madeleine 11745 W Interstate 10 Ste 101 (703) 473-9096

myhealthrvw@gmail.com https://www.meetup.com/San-Antonio-My-Health-Meetup-group


The Alamo After the Battle 1130 AM

What happened after the Battle of the Alamo? Join us as we explore the Alamo battlefield, including the events that took place after the battle and how the Alamo has continued to hold a place as the center of San Antonio.


Planetarium Shows at the Scobee Education Center 630PM

Scobee Planetarium is open every Friday evening (except special events and holidays). Ticket sales begin at 6:00 pm. If weather permits, the observatory is opened after the last public show to observe celestial objects through the refracting telescope. Visit https://www.facebook.com/scobeeplanetarium for schedule and information. Scobee Education Center and Planetarium 1300 San Pedro

Canciones: Love Songs 730PM FREE

Pearl’s live music series returns during the month of love with a free concert by the Texicana Mamas! The powerhouse trio is made up of three of the state’s most celebrated Latina musicians—Tish Hinojosa, Stephanie Urbina Jones and Patricia Vonne. The League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area will also be on site to provide voter registration services and Susan G. Komen San Antonio will be on site to raise awareness of its work in the community. Pearl Park 312 Pearl Parkway

Ballet Nepantla Presents Valentina 8PM

Ballet Nepantla tells stories to provoke the imagination of audiences and to help people see the beauty of our Latino culture. Nepantla evokes stories about Mexican and Mexican American people, about family, about love, and about struggles and triumphs. Through traditional ballet folklorico, and contemporary ballet. Guadalupe Theater 1301 Guadalupe St


"Life" is Good 5k/10k and Free Kids Fun Run 8AM

Join us for our 6th Annual “LIFE” is Good 5k & 10k benefiting the Pregnancy Care Center. This event supports the FREE & confidential services provided by the Pregnancy Care Center and is held on the beautiful campus of River City Community Church. Bring the whole family to run, walk or jog and enjoy food and music after! There’s also a FREE Kids Run for those 10 & under! AWARDS AND PERKS: · Each 5K & 10K registrant will receive a tech shirt & finisher’s medal. The race is chip timed. · Awards to Top M/F, Top M/F Masters, Top M/F in age groups (14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49…70+). River City Community Church 16765 Lookout Rd Selma, TX 78154 (210) 331-8798

Diploma Dash 5K & City Championship 8AM

The UTSA Alumni Association 36th annual Diploma Dash 5K and City Championship on Feb. 29, 2020, is a great opportunity to run or walk for a great cause, scholarships for UTSA students. Sponsored in part by Credit Human, this certified 5K race around UTSA Main Campus begins at the UTSA Convocation Center >> Register for the UTSA Diploma Dash http://www.utsaalumnievents.com/diplomadash The Diploma Dash 5K is open to all individuals, friends, families and teams with 14 age categories. Categories include Masters, Team Challenges, UTSA students, UTSA departments and ROTC students. Even the top dog is recognized. Individual winners receive medals; team winners receive a plaque. Registration costs: • $25 for Alumni Association members (check email for discount code) • $35 for individual runners • $15 for current UTSA students • $15 for children under 18 • $75 for student teams • $150 for five-person department/non-student teams • Participants can also register their dog for $10. UTSA Main Campus - Convocation Center One UTSA Circle San Antonio, TX 78249 (210) 458-5155

San Antonio Vestido Rojo 8am FREE

Vestido Rojo is a program of the American Heart Association’s Go Red Por Tu Corazon movement that celebrates the energy, passion, and power of Hispanic and Latina women to band together and wipe out heart disease and stroke. Free Event (for women) • Blood Pressure check • Heart healthy cooking/nutrition workshop • Physical activity workshop • Presentation on heart disease risk factors and prevention • Heart-healty lunch. Venue Villita 401 Villita St (210) 810-3094

Free Citizenship Clinic 9AM FREE

Saturday, February 29th, at South San ISD Administration Building, 5622 Ray Ellison Blvd., 78242, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Volunteer legal service providers will be assisting eligible residents with their citizenship applications on a first come first served basis. There is no need to pre-register for this free event. Assistance in Spanish is available at the workshop. If you would like help with the N-400 application please bring the following: 1. Permanent Resident Card, 2. A state identification, 3. All police and court records necessary for the application, 4. Information about all trips outside of the U.S., jobs, and addresses where you have lived during the last five years. 5. Information about all marriages. (Please bring divorce certificates or death certificates.) 6. Information of all your children including date of birth and current address. For more information, please contact Erika Gonzalez at (210) 521-4768 x.233, erikag@americangateways.org If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please contact Sarahi Calderon at (210) 521-4768 x.237

South Texas Gardening Expo 9am free

Save the date! The South Texas Gardening Expo is informative, fun, and free to the public. Come learn how to successfully garden in our tough Texas conditions. Free classes - lawn care, rain barrels, succulents, raised beds, vegetable gardening, composting, vermiculture, drip irrigation, homesteading, tool sharpening, growing fruit trees, Texas bugs, container gardening! The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 13153 Iron Horse Way Helotes, TX 78023


Pop Con at San Antonio Public Library 9AM FREE

Pop Con is a celebration of pop culture. There will be authors, artists, anime, escape rooms, gaming, crafts, food trucks, and a cosplay contest. This year Charlaine Harris is our author Guest of Honor and Jeffrey Alan Love is our artist Guest of Honor. Special guest Sera Gamble will be doing a Skype Q&A. Go to www.mysapl.org/popcon for more information. Central Library 600 Soledad 210-207-2500

Legacy Farmers Market 10AM

Local farmers, food artisans, crafters and more. Find the best local produce and hidden gems in the area. Come by and see us! Every weekend from 10am-3pm. Northeast corner of 1604/281N. Legacy Shopping Center 18402 US Hwy 281N.

Remember 2PM

The Alamo and The Tobin Endowment proudly present the world premiere Remember, a musical honoring those who gave their lives for Texas. Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston, Davy Crockett, Carlos Espalier, Jim Bowie, and William Barret Travis sought better lives in Texas, a land of liberty, a land of new beginnings, a land of hope. And at the heart of the story, of Texas and all Texans to come is the Alamo. Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 115 Auditorium Cir San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-8624


Come join us at Calvary Hills Baptist Church1511 Rousseau St, San Antonio, TX 78251-3217, Food truck will be there and there will be free desert

35th Annual Noche De Gala Mariachi Extravaganza 7pm

Teatro De Artes De Juan Seguin is elated to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the renowned Noche De Gala Mariachi Singers Competition on Saturday, February 29, 2020 7PM at Texas Lutheran University Jackson Auditorium. Texas Lutheran University Jackson Auditorium 1000 W. Court St. Seguin, TX 78155


Legacy Farmers Market 10AM

Local farmers, food artisans, crafters and more. Find the best local produce and hidden gems in the area. Come by and see us! Every weekend from 10am-3pm. Northeast corner of 1604/281N. Legacy Shopping Center 18402 US Hwy 281N. Pearl Amphitheater303 Pearl Pk

SAMMinistries' 20th Annual Empty Bowls 11AM FREE

Join us for the 20th anniversary of this family-friendly event featuring handcrafted bowls from the San Antonio Potters Guild, San Antonio Glass Arts Guild, Alamo Woodturners Association, and other talented local artisans. For each bowl purchased for $30, guests will also enjoy delicious soup and bread from local restaurants, catering companies and hotels. Since 2000, Empty Bowls has raised nearly $700,000 to support families and individuals right here in San Antonio who are homeless or on the brink of housing disaster. Because of the unique nature of the event, we are not able to pre-sell bowls or tickets, with the exception of the Souper Bowl VIP admission and the Preview Party Pass. (Note: Preview Party is Feb. 20, and listed as a separate event.) Souper Bowl: VIP guests will enjoy 30-minute early access to select their bowls. Ticket price includes up to two bowls; additional bowls may be purchased for $30 each. (Souper Bowl ticket allows early admission for one guest.) Additional free parking available at the Baptist Medical Center garage (118 Dallas St.). Valero Texas Open will match 7% of all event proceeds to help SAMMinistries serve more families and individuals in need. Southwest School of Art 300 Augusta Street

3rd Annual Family Fun Day 12PM FREE

Fun! Games! $1,000 grand prize drawing! Batman of San Antonio and his Alliance will be available for photo ops from 2:30 - 4:30 pm. Story time and free books! Vendors galore! All proceeds provide funding for local scholarships and literacy program. American Legion Alamo Post 2 3518 Fredericksburg (210) 260-3049


Texas Independence Day 9AM FREE

Throughout the day, the Alamo will host special events and demonstrations to celebrate Texas Independence.

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