January Plan Ahead: San Antonio events calendar

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Happy January, San Antonio. If you’re anything like us, you’re looking forward to days growing longer, taking time to reset, and focusing on New Year’s resolutions — and with all that excitement, you’re also looking for fun local events to attend. Read on for all the top events happening this month in the Alamo City. 

Note: COVID protocols are changing rapidly to curb the spread of the Omicron variant in San Antonio Please make sure to check event listing pages + venue websites for the most up-to-date information.

Monday December 27 — Friday December 31

Mon., Dec. 27

Tues., Dec. 28

  • Teacher Appreciation Days | Tues., Dec. 28-Weds. Dec. 29 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | San Antonio Botanical Gardens | Free (for teachers) $12+ | For winter break, teachers can experience a day in the gardens for free. 🌱
  • Mannheim Steamroller | Tues., Dec. 28 | 7:30 p.m. | Majestic Theatre | $49.95+ | Celebrate the holiday magic of Mannheim Steamroller in 2021 when they bring their annual holiday tour to fans throughout the Alamo City. 🎄

Weds., Dec. 29

  • Spurs vs. Miami Heat | Wed., Dec. 29 | 6 p.m. | AT&T Center | $15+ | Watch a game of basketball as the Spurs take on the Miami Heat at our home court. 🏀
  • Valero Alamo Bowl Game | Wed., Dec. 29 | 8:15 p.m. | Alamodome | $50+ | Watch the Oregon Ducks and the Oklahoma Sooners go head to head at the Alamodome.
  • Trivia Wednesdays | Wed., Dec. 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Backyard on Broadway, 2411 Broadway | Free | Come to test your knowledge and enjoy a cold brew while doing so. 🍺

Thurs., Dec. 30

  • Free Holiday Shows | Thurs., Dec. 30 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | Gruene Hall | Free | Enjoy holiday sounds from country artist Bo Porter. 🎶
  • The Light Park | Now-Sun,. Jan. 2 | Times vary | 1 Retama Pkwy | $38+ per vehicle | Bring the kiddos to this family-friendly drive-thru holiday light show to enjoy from the comfort of your car.

Fri., Dec. 31

  • Celebrate SA | Fri., Dec. 31 | 6 p.m.-Midnight | Hemisfair | Free | Head to the heart of the Alamo City and enjoy carnival rides, live music, local food vendors + a spectacular fireworks show. 🎡
  • Cherrity Bar NYE Celebration | Fri., Dec. 31 | 6 p.m.-Midnight | 302 Montana St. | Free | Bring the entire family and bid farewell to 2021 with a sparkling cider toast, fortune-telling fun + a family ball drop at 9 p.m. 🎉 
  • NYE Dinner Buffet | Fri., Dec. 31 | 7-10 p.m. | $164 | Hotel Valencia | Experience seafood + carving stations, dessert extravaganza, and specialty cocktails. 🍸
  • NYE Cocktail Party | Fri., Dec. 31 | 6:30 p.m. | $75 | Box St. All Day, 623 Hemisfair Blvd. 108 | Ring in the New Year with spectacular views of the fireworks, unlimited Hors d’oeuvres, happy hour specials + more. 🥂
  • Free Art Christmas Party | Now-Fri., Dec. 31 |Virtual | Free | Create your own masterpiece + submit your artwork in the competition by sharing on social media by tagging @artenthusiastslondon before the end of the month.
  • Ring in the New Year | Fri., Dec. 31 | 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m.| Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk | $250 | Experience an exclusive outdoor party on the newly-designed fifth rooftop terrace.
  • Howl at Merkaba | Fri., Dec. 31 | 11 p.m. | 111 W. Crockett St. | $25+ | Say goodbye to 2021 with a champagne toast, party favors + a set list of upbeat music — Dress code and arrival time based on reservation strictly enforced.
  • Reel in the New Year at Costa Pacifica | 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. | 434 N Loop 1604 W | $30+ | Guests can enjoy a buffet-style surf and turf dinner along with a carajillo bar, champagne toasts, 2 premium drinks + party favors.

Saturday January 1 — Sunday January 9

Sat., Jan. 1

  • Parker McCollum | Sat., Jan. 1 | 7:30 p.m. | AT&T Center | $24.50+ | Jam out to Texas native Parker McCollum + special guest band Special Guest Flatland Cavalry. 🎤
  • New Year’s Day Pajama Brunch Party | Sat., Jan. 1 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Price vary | Roll out of bed, slip on those slippers, put on your favorite pajama set or onesie, and have a cozy brunch with us. 🥞
  • New Year Bash Ft: Pearl Earl n Friends | Sat., Jan. 1 | Brick at Bluestar | $15 | Shop 20+ mystically themed vendors, enjoy festive hot foods, vintage fashion, liquid light show visuals, tarot readings + more. 🔮

Sun., Jan 2

  • Hill Country Wedding Show | Sun., Jan. 2 | 1-6 p.m. | 375 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels | Free | From wedding photographers to venus,  experience the biggest little wedding show in the Texas Hill Country. 

Mon., Jan 3

  • How to Improve your Memory | Mon., Jan. 3 | 1-2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn tips, strategies and techniques to help you remember more.

Tues., Jan 4

  • Two Ton Tuesdays | Tues., Jan. 4 | 6 p.m. | Gruene Hall | $10 | Learn simple, fun East Coast Swing steps in this one-hour class held before every Two Ton Tuesday show at Gruene Hall. 
  • Conscious Conversations Storytime | Tues., Jan. 4 | 10 a.m. | Hemisfair Park | Free | Put your listening ears on and enjoy + explore the issues of stereotyping in a kid-friendly way with the family. 📕
  • SATX Local Comedy Showcase | Tues., Jan. 4 | 7:30 p.m. | LOL San Antonio, 618 NW Loop 410 | Free | Every Tuesday, watch some of the funniest local veteran + newbie comedians on stage. 🎤

Wed., Jan.5

  • Live Jazz Music | Wed., Jan. 5 | 6-9 p.m. | Travis Park | Free | Enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz + 250,000 twinkling lights in the heart of the Alamo City. 🎷
  • Pet Portraits | Wed., Jan. 5 | 6-8 p.m. | Chicken N Pickle | $20 | Get your pet photo ready for a star-studded portrait snapped by local photographer Petography. 🐶
  • Bingo Night | Wed., Jan. 5 | 6-10 p.m. | Rebecca Creek Distillery, 26605 Bulverde Rd. | Free | Sip on delicious whiskey or vodka + enjoy a free game of bingo. 🎉

Thurs., Jan 6

  • Art Club Online | Thurs., Jan. 6 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join other creatives and work on current projects, chat about art, or simply watch a creative tutorial + more. 
  • FIP Bootcamp | Thurs., Jan. 6 | 6 p.m. | Dawson Robert Community Center, 2500 E. Commerce | Free | Get your heart rate up with a class geared towards increasing endurance, power, strength, stamina, and speed. 👟
  • Build-a-Board: Brunch Edition Ft. Spread the Loaves | Thurs., Jan. 6 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Los Patios, 2015 NE Loop 410 | $80+ | Create mini brunch-themed charcuterie boards + learn how to bake the most delicious cinnamon buns — email to reserve your spot. 🍓
  • Mood Board Workshop | Thurs., Jan. 6 |  6-8 p.m. | Mercury Project, 538 Roosevelt Ave. | $30 | Enjoy an evening full of visioning, glue sticks, and laughter while setting intentional goals for 2022. ✨

Fri., Jan 7

  • First Friday | Fri., Jan. 7 | 5-11:30 p.m. | Free | Brick at Bluestar | Shop + support local businesses and this creative market in the heart of Southtown. 
  • Adult Virtual Coloring | Fri., Jan. 7 | 2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Get creative with a weekly coloring therapy activity from the comfort of your home. 🖍️
  • Mental Health Fair | Fri., Jan. 7 | 2 p.m.-6 p.m. | 10807 Perrin Beitel Rd. | Free | Join this family-friendly event featuring health + wellness organizations across Bexar County to learn about services and resources available in the community. 🆓

Sat., Jan 8

  • Pop-Up Culinary Demo | Sat., Jan. 8 | 11 a.m.-1 :30 p.m. | San Antonio Botanical Garden | Free with garden admission | Stop by the Outdoor CHEF Teaching Kitchen as a local chef will showcase fresh seasonal produce and herbs in a delectable recipe.
  • Conscious Conversations Storytime | Tues., Jan. 8 | 10-11 a.m. | Free | Hemisfair Park | Put your listening ears on and enjoy + explore the issues of stereotyping in a kid-friendly way with the family. 📕
  • Full Band | Sat., Jan. 8 | 9:30 p.m. | The Red Horse Saloon, 2440 State Highway 16 N, Bandera | Free | Head on over to the Hill Country for a night of live music.
  • Cowboys on Main | Every Sat. in Jan. | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Bandera County Courthouse, 504 Main St., Bandera | Take a wagon ride, sit on Redneck the Longhorn, and watch a gunfight at the Bandera General store.

Sun., Jan 9

  • Modern Brush Calligraphy Workshop | Sun., Jan. 9 | Party Hat Studio + Balloon Bar, 555 W. Bitters Rd. | $$70 | Learn the art of calligraphy and add that special touch to your everyday life.✒️
  • Pop-Up Culinary Demo | Sun., Jan. 9 | 11 a.m.-1 :30 p.m. | San Antonio Botanical Garden | Free with garden admission | Stop by the Outdoor CHEF Teaching Kitchen as a local chef will showcase fresh seasonal produce and herbs in a delectable recipe.
  • Meet the Author: Jack the Lumberjack | Sun., Jan. 9 | 12-2 p.m. | The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Parkway Unit 106 | Free | Meet Jose Daniel Cardona, learn about his inspiration + get your personal copy signed.
  • San Antonio Local Art & Poetry Auction | Sun., Jan. 9 | 5-7 p.m. | Sacred Fantasy LLC, 4411 Walzem Rd. Ste. 207 | $5+ | Bid on a piece of local art while supporting San Antonio creatives.
  • SOLI Chamber Ensemble | Sun., Jan. 9 | 5-6 p.m. | St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 315 E. Pecan St. | Free | Close out your week with sonorous chamber music featuring works by Astor Piazzolla, Chick Corea, Arvo Pärt + more.

Monday January 10 — Sunday January 16

Mon., Jan 10

  • Wine Class: ‘Dry-ish January’ | Tues., Jan. 10 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 302 Pearl Pkwy Unit 104 | $55 | Taste your way through a variety of lower alcohol wines, + learn how to navigate your options and how to find traditional wines that fit your wellness needs.

Tues., Jan 11

  • Two Ton Tuesdays | Tues., Jan. 11 | 6 p.m. | Gruene Hall | $10 | Learn simple, fun East Coast Swing steps in this one-hour class held before every Two Ton Tuesday show at Gruene Hall. 
  • Read to a Dog Online | Tues., Jan. 11 | 4-4:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | A program designed for school-age children to practice their literacy skills by individually reading aloud to a registered therapy dog.
  • Cardio Tennis Workout | Tues., Jan. 11 | 5-6 p.m. | Palm Heights Community Center, 1201 Malone St W | Free | It’s not about forehands and backhands. It’s about getting in to the right cardio heart rate zone by measuring the heart rate or step taken.
  • Beginner Tennis | Tues., Jan. 11 | 6-7 p.m. | Fairchild Park | Free | Meet at courts 14 + 15 to learn the basics of tennis that will sure serve up a smile. 

Wed., Jan 12

  • Spurs vs. Houston Rockets | Wed., Jan. 12 | 7:30 p.m. | AT&T Center | $20+ | Enjoy a night of basketball as the Spurs take on the Houston Rockets at our home court. 🏀

Thurs., Jan 13

  • SAPL’s Virtual Kitchen | Thurs., Jan. 13 | Noon-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Cooking in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Exploration of southern cuisine and food facts about Dr. King’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. 
  • Stories of Refuge | Thurs., Jan 13 | 5-6 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn about survival stories of Jewish refugees during WWII, both individuals and groups.
  • FIP Bootcamp | Thurs., Jan. 13 | 6-7 p.m. | Dawson Robert Community Center, 2500 E. Commerce | Free | Get your heart rate up with a class geared towards increasing endurance, power, strength, stamina, and speed.
  • DreamWeek Kickoff | Thurs., Jan 13 | 6-9 p.m. | SAAACAM at La Villita, 218 South Presa | $40 | Join us as we kick off DreamWeek with our Black History River Tour, History Trivia, and Reverse Happy Hour.

Fri., Jan 14

  • Spurs vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (Fiesta Night) | Fri., Jan. 14 | 7:30 p.m. | AT&T Center | $20+ | Enjoy a night of basketball as the Spurs take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at our home court. 🏀
  • Adult Virtual Coloring | Fri., Jan. 14 | 2-3 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Get creative with a weekly coloring therapy activity from the comfort of your home.
  • Taste of Soul | Fri., Jan. 14 | 6 p.m. | Virtual | $35 | Take a journey through food, highlighting Afro-cuisine and its influence on American culture.
  • CASA Information Session | Fri., Jan. 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn more about CASA’s mission to elevate the voices of children in the foster care system right here in our community.
  • Vaqueros de la Cruz del Diablo Exhibit | Now-Jan. 24, 2022 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Briscoe Western Art Museum | $12 — free for children under 12 + active-duty military | Look into a snapshot of Werner Segarra’s contemporary photography of the Northern Mexican Cowboy.

Sat., Jan 15

  • Spurs vs. LA Clippers | Sat., Jan. 15 | 7:30 p.m. | AT&T Center | $25+ | Enjoy a night of basketball as the Spurs take on the LA Clippers at our home court. 🏀
  • Rotary Ice Rink at Travis Park | Now-Mon., Jan. 17 | Times vary | $14 | Travis Park | Sleigh the ice rink with the entire family at Travis + other family-friendly activities.⛸
  • San Antonio Restaurant Week | Now-Jan. 29 | Times vary | Multiple locations | $20+ | Dine out and Dig in at your favorite Restaurants for less during this Bi-Annual extravaganza. 🍽️
  • Monster Jam | Sat., Jan. 15- Sun., Jan. 16 | Times vary | Alamodome | $20+ | Get ready for an adrenaline-charged weekend as the most action-pack motorsports experience for families in the world roars back into the Alamo City. 💨
  • Pop-Up Culinary Demo | Sat., Jan. 15 | 11 a.m.-1 :30 p.m. | San Antonio Botanical Garden | Free with garden admission | Stop by the Outdoor CHEF Teaching Kitchen as a local chef will showcase fresh seasonal produce and herbs in a delectable recipe.
  • 1 Million Push-Up Challenge | Sat., Jan. 15 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Hemisfair Park Plaza | Free, donation is encouraged | Every push-up counts — join the challenge + inspire other Alamo City residents to embrace a healthier lifestyle at this closing event.
  • New Year, New Vibe Workshop | Sat., Jan. 15 | 2-4 p.m. | Elsewhere Beer Garden, 103 E. Jones Ave. | $25 | Get your mind ready for the New Year with intentional goals and self-love in a safe space — includes a drink ticket, journal, + more freebies.
  • Food and Nature Education Conference | Sat., Jan. 15 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Gardopia Gardens, 619 N. New Braunfels Ave. + Virtual | Free online, $25 in-person | Join the Food & Nature Education Conference to learn about what San Antonio is doing to address food insecurity and climate change.
  • The LGBTQ+ Reality | Sat., Jan. 15 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Family Service Neighborhood Place, 3014 Rivas St. | Free | An interactive discussion between members of the LGBTQ+ community— there will be live performances from local talent and a fashion show.

Sun., Jan 16

  • Monster Jam | Sun., Jan. 16 | Times vary | Alamodome | $20+ | Get ready for an adrenaline-charged weekend as the most action-pack motorsports experience for families in the world roars back into the Alamo City. 💨
  • Pop-Up Culinary Demo | Sun., Jan. 16 | 11 a.m.-1 :30 p.m. | San Antonio Botanical Garden | Free with garden admission | Stop by the Outdoor CHEF Teaching Kitchen as a local chef will showcase fresh seasonal produce and herbs in a delectable recipe.
  • DreamHour Speaker Series: Lucy Adame-Clark | Sun., Jan. 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Radius Center, 106 Auditorium Cir. #120 | Free | Sit down and listen to the first Latina elected as Bexar County Clerk + seven other local leaders as they discuss important topics that impact the community.
  • Giving Voice to the Dream | Sun., Jan. 16 | 7 p.m. | The Dakota East Side Ice House, 433 S. Hackberry | Free | Join the ice house for an evening of poetry and spoken word honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • The Healing Arts Festival & Market at The Rim | Sun., Dec. 19 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hilton Garden Inn, 5730 Rim Pass | Free | Join healing arts practitioners + artisans and discover astrology, aura photography, energy healing, handcrafted art, and more.

Monday January 17 — Sunday January 23

Mon., Jan 17

  • Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns | Mon., Jan. 17 | 7:30 p.m. | AT&T Center | $20+ | Enjoy a night of basketball as the Spurs take on the Phoenix Suns at our home court. 🏀
  • 35th Annual MLK March and Legacy Celebration | Mon., Jan. 17 | 10 a.m. | Virtual | Take part in a virtual commemorative event honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Tues., Jan 18

  • Woodshop 101 | Tues., Jan. 18 & Weds., Jan. 19 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. |Woodcraft of San Antonio, 13719 San Pedro Ave | $135 | Learn the art of woodworking as an instructor introduces you to the most common tools in the shop + more. 🪚
  • Two Ton Tuesdays | Tues., Jan. 18 | 6 p.m. | Gruene Hall | $10 | Learn simple, fun East Coast Swing steps in this one-hour class held before every Two Ton Tuesday show at Gruene Hall. 
  • LEGO Club Online | Tues., Jan. 4 | 4-5 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Children can enjoy building challenges, share their creations + more — must bring their own LEGOS +parent needs to be present to log child on and off if needed.
  • Cardio Tennis Workout | Tues., Jan. 18 | 5-6 p.m. | Palm Heights Community Center, 1201 Malone St W | Free | It’s not about forehands and backhands.  It’s about getting in to the right cardio heart rate zone by measuring the heart rate or step taken.
  • Beginner Tennis | Tues., Jan. 18 | 6-7 p.m. | Fairchild Park | Free | Meet at courts 14 + 15 to learn the basics of tennis that will sure serve up a smile. 
  • SATX Local Comedy Showcase | Tues., Jan. 18 | 7:30 p.m. | LOL San Antonio, 618 N.W. Loop 410 | Watch or join some of the funniest local comedians on stage for a night of San Antonio stand-up. 🎤

Wed., Jan 19

  • Spurs vs. OKC Thunder | Wed., Jan. 19 | 7:30 p.m. | AT&T Center | $16+ | Enjoy a night of basketball as the Spurs take on the OKC Thunder at our home court. 🏀
  • Brain Science Symposium | Wed., Jan. 19 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Kidney Hypertension and Transplant Specialists, 915 S. Laredo St. | Free | Learn the secrets of making your brain + body younger by interacting with experts in the fields of brain science, nutrition, kidney, and heart wellness. 🧠

Thurs., Jan 20

  • San Antonio Restaurant Week | Now-Jan. 29 | Times vary | Multiple locations | $20+ | Dine-out or order curbside at your favorite restaurants during this bi-annual extravaganza. 🍽️
  • FIP Bootcamp | Thurs., Jan. 20 | 6-7 p.m. | Dawson Robert Community Center, 2500 E. Commerce | Free | Get your heart rate up with a class geared towards increasing endurance, power, strength, stamina, and speed.

Fri., Jan 21

Sat., Jan 22

  • Orchid Seminar Day | Sat., Jan. 22 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | San Antonio Botanical Gardens | $20 | Kick off Orchid Week with a keynote lecture about native orchids of Texas, followed by four sessions taught by San Antonio Orchid Society members.
  • Hiplet Ballerinas | Sat., Jan. 22 | 8 p.m. | Jo Long Theatre | $35 | Experience Hiplet™ performances with its trademark sass, hip movements, and struts, all under popular music from Black Violin to Beyonce, 

Sun., Jan 23

  • Spurs vs. Philadelphia 76ers | Sun., Jan. 23 | 7:30 p.m. | AT&T Center | $15+ | Enjoy a night of basketball as the Spurs take on the Philadelphia 76ers at our home court. 🏀
  • Pop-Up Culinary Demo | Sun., Jan. 23 | 11 a.m.-1 :30 p.m. | San Antonio Botanical Garden | Free with garden admission | Stop by the Outdoor CHEF Teaching Kitchen as a local chef will showcase fresh seasonal produce and herbs in a delectable recipe.

Monday January 24 — Sunday January 31

Mon., Jan 24

  • San Antonio Restaurant Week | Now-Jan. 29 | Times vary | Multiple locations | $20+ | Dine out and Dig in at your favorite Restaurants for less during this Bi-Annual extravaganza. 🍽️

Tues., Jan 25

  • Two Ton Tuesdays | Tues., Jan. 25 | 6 p.m. | Gruene Hall | $10 | Learn simple, fun East Coast Swing steps in this one-hour class held before every Two Ton Tuesday show at Gruene Hall. 
  • Cardio Tennis Workout | Tues., Jan. 25 | 5-6 p.m. | Palm Heights Community Center, 1201 Malone St W | Free | It’s not about forehands and backhands. It’s about getting into the right cardio heart rate zone by measuring the heart rate or step taken.
  • Beginner Tennis | Tues., Jan. 18 | 6-7 p.m. | Fairchild Park | Free | Meet at courts 14 + 15 to learn the basics of tennis that will sure serve up a smile. 

Wed., Jan 26

Thurs., Jan 27

  • Cardio Step | Thurs., Jan. 27 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Melendrez, Sonny Community Center, 5919 West Commerce | Free | Break a sweat at this Cardio exercise class using a “step” of 4-12 inch raised platform to boost heart rate, breathing, and strengthen muscles.
  • FIP Bootcamp | Thurs., Jan. 27 | 6-7 p.m. | Dawson Robert Community Center, 2500 E. Commerce | Free | Get your heart rate up with a class geared towards increasing endurance, power, strength, stamina, and speed.

Fri., Jan 28

Sat., Jan 29

  • San Antonio Restaurant Week | Now-Jan. 29 | Times vary | Multiple locations | $20+ | Dine out and Dig in at your favorite Restaurants for less during this Bi-Annual extravaganza. 🍽️
  • Pop-Up Culinary Demo | Sat., Jan. 29 | 11 a.m.-1 :30 p.m. | San Antonio Botanical Garden | Free with garden admission | Stop by the Outdoor CHEF Teaching Kitchen as a local chef will showcase fresh seasonal produce and herbs in a delectable recipe.
  • Chair Exercise | Sat., Jan. 29 | Noon – 1 p.m. | Copernicus, Nicholas Community Center, 5003 Lord Rd. | Free | Join a low-impact fitness class for those with limited mobility or just wanting to start a fitness regimen. 

Sun., Jan 30

Mon., Jan 31

  • Spectra by SOLI Chamber Ensemble | Mon., Jan. 31 | 7-9 p.m. | San Antonio Botanical Gardens | $25 | International Artists come together to shape this concert that considers the spectra of music and culture of our continent.