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Holly Daze Dance Performance

November 25, 2017

1:00 p.m.

Location: Arenson River Theatre, 418 Villita Street

The Parks and Recreation department’s pre-professional dance troupe Alamotion and dance students will perform to pop and seasonal favorites to get everyone in the spirit of the holidays. The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of dance classes for youth and adults throughout the year. The department is entering its 83rd year of cultural programming.

Click HERE for details!


Día De Los Muertos Altar Exhibition

Now - November 11, 2017

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Galeria Guadalupe, 723 S. Brazos St

Galeria Guadalupe’s annual altar exhibit offers a space for individuals, groups and artists to present their own unique altars honoring those who have passed.

Click HERE for details!


Contemporary Arts Festival: Hemisfair

Friday, November 10, 2017

7:00 p.m. - Midnight

Location: Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St

Experience the after-dark reimagining of downtown San Antonio's Hemisfair district with a full program of award-winning artists and emerging talent. Innovative, edgy and ever inspiring music, visual, performance, dance, literary, site-specific and multi-arts will be featured on stages, in galleries, in the park and along the iconic San Antonio Riverwalk. Connect with the arts for the 10th annual festival!

Click HERE for details!


Luminaria at Southtown: Saturday Community Programs

Saturday, November 11, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: 118 Davis Ct

Luminaria Collaborative Partner Southtown the Arts District hosts our Saturday Community Programs during their annual District Festival. Join Luminaria 2017 Featured Artists for brunches, signings, workshops and more throughout the District's five neighborhoods. Free and ticketed programs are available to provide you with opportunities to meet the artists, ask questions and even work alongside them.

Click HERE to view Southtown The Arts District Festival calendar of events.



The Gypsy Market

November 19, 2017

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Victoria’s Black Swan INN

Location: 1006 Holbrook Rd. San Antonio, Texas 78218

Fortune Tellers, Tarot readers Psychics. Aura Photography. San Antonio's best esoteric vendors of the unusual. Belly dancers live music food and fun. Fire performer Aerial silk performer. Free admission $3 parking. Pet friendly. Mystykal Touch Animal sanctuary is our nonprofit vendor and will have dog treats and toys for sale. Bring the kids! We will have activities for them!


Shakespeare on the River

November 16-18, 2017

7:30 p.m.

Location: 118 Davis CT

The Magik Theatre, San Antonio’s professional family theatre, presents Shakespeare on the River – a FREE event celebrating all things Shakespeare.

Theatre-goers can come early to enjoy food trucks along Villita Way and short Shakespeare performances by local performers. The highlight of this event is Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s The Taming of the Shrew. The company returns to San Antonio for a second year, having performed Twelfth Night at last year’s Shakespeare in the Park. Performances of The Taming of the Shrew are November 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m.


2017 Air Show

November 4-5, 2017

Time: 10AM-5PM

Location: JBSA- Lackland Kelly Field Annex

Description: Join us in celebrating the rich military and aviation history in San Antonio, Texas. This year’s theme is, Your History, Our Legacy: commemorating the U.S. Air Force’s 70th anniversary, Air Education Training Command’s 75th anniversary, Kelly Field’s 100th anniversary and San Antonio’s 300th anniversary.
The gates will open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.


Light the Way Holiday Festival

November 18, 2017

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

University of the Incarnate Word

Location: 4301 Broadway

The University of the Incarnate Word’s (UIW) annual holiday celebration, Light the Way, sponsored by H-E-B, is changing. The kick-off celebration which is usually held in Benson Stadium on the UIW campus will now be held in the front of campus (4301 Broadway) and take on more of a festival-type atmosphere.

The event, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18, will still feature performances by the choirs and performance groups of UIW and the Brainpower Connection schools but guests can also enjoy a Food Truck Yard, the Kids’ Corner where guests can take selfies with Santa, have free cookies and cocoa and take part in activities brought to us by our friends at the DoSeum.

The event will begin with a kick-off ceremony at 6:30 p.m. hosted by KSAT12’s Steve Spriester. The lights will be turned on immediately following the ceremony so guests can enjoy the night’s entertainment under the twinkling lights. Performances will fill the night air with the sounds of Christmas, while the offerings from the food trucks will add aromas to make your mouths water.

The evening will conclude with a fireworks show for all to enjoy. Admission is free and limited parking is available on campus. Overflow parking will be available on the AT&T lot across Hildebrand. For all your Light the Way 2017 information click HERE.




Visit the Witte Museum every Tuesday for free!

Every Tuesday from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: 3801 Broadway St, San Antonio, Texas 78209

The Witte Museum is free for you and your CASA kids. Be sure to take advantage of all of the enhanced activities and programs for free!
The Witte Museum is a staple of San Antonio and showcases science, natural history, health, and heritage of early South Texas and the surrounding environments. Free admission includes entrance to all permanent exhibits, the South Texas Heritage Center, and the HEB Body Adventure.
For more information about the Witte Museum and their other events, check their Facebook page HERE!


San Antonio Museum of Art

Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: 200 West Jones Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78215

The San Antonio Museum of Art offers free admission twice a week on Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Children 12 and under are always free.

Visit their website for more unique events and opportunities!


Slab Cinema Offers Free Outdoor Movies!

Want to take your CASA kid to a unique movie experience? Slab Cinema, a local movie company, offers movies in the unique outdoor locations all over the city that you can take part of! The films are sponsored by local organizations around San Antonio like the San Antonio River Authority, the City of San Antonio, and the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA).

You can find all of the show times HERE!

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