There’s something so enchanting about astrophotography in Texas. | Photo by @grantdpittman
Calling all stargazers. We’ve put together a handy guide of this year’s celestial events so you won’t miss a thing. Grab your calendar, mark down these dates, and start planning your 2023 night sky viewing adventures.
It may technically be the Year of the Water Rabbit, but it’s also the moon’s year to shine. While most years there are 12 full moons, 2023 will welcome 13 (two will occur in August). Here’s the full list, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.
February 5: Snow moon
March 7: Worm moon
April 6: Pink moon
May 5: Flower moon
June 3: Strawberry moon
July 3: Buck moon
August 1: Sturgeon moon
August 30: Blue moon
September. 29: Harvest moon
October 28: Hunter’s moon
November 27: Beaver moon
December 26: Cold moon
📍 Where to go
When choosing a spot to view celestial events, aim for a location that is away from man-made light. Here are some spots that we suggest:
Blue Mondays with R & R Musicians Pro Jam Sessions | Monday, Jan. 23 | Times vary | Fitzgerald’s Bar, 437 McCarty Ste. 101, San Antonio | Free | All pro musicians are invited to come out to enjoy the sweet sounds of the blues and participate in the jam.
Tuesday, Jan. 24
Destroy Lonely | Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 8 p.m. | The Aztec Theatre, 104 N. Saint Marys St., San Antonio | $27.50-$37.50 | Catch this rapper on his “No Stylist” tour with special guest Homixide Gang.
Culinaria Restaurant Weeks | Tuesday, Jan. 24-Saturday, Jan. 28 | Locations vary | Enjoy three-course prix fixe menus from your favorite restaurants during this biannual extravaganza.
Wednesday, Jan. 25
01 Farmer’s Market at Woodlawn Pointe | Wednesday, Jan. 25 | Times vary | Woodlawn Pointe, 702 Donaldson, San Antonio | Free | Join this neighborhood market for farm-fresh produce, locally baked breads, pickles, and other pantry staples.
Thursday, Jan. 26
Meditation Session with Julia Bates | Thursday, Jan. 26 | 3-3:30 p.m. | Geekdom, 110 E. Houston St., 7th floor, San Antonio | A relaxing class of introspection and chill vibes.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
Every beer is non-alcoholic (0.5% ABV or less). | Photo by Athletic Brewing Company
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Athletic Brewing Company makes non-alcoholic beer you can drink without sacrificing feeling your best. It tastes great, has all the variety from IPAs to goldens, and has even won awards. (Read: Even beer snobs think it’s good.)
Take strolling in Travis Park with a cup of coffee to a new level. The San Antonio Coffee Festival is back for its 10th year on Saturday, Feb. 11. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be tastings of locally roasted coffee, plus workshops, food trucks, and music. Get your tickets early — the event will likely sell out quickly. ☕
Rodeo season is upon us. And to kick it off, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is hosting its annual Bar-B-Que Cook-Off on Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28. In addition to the cooking showdown, there will also be live music, family activities, and a kids cook-off. Lasso your tickets. 🐎
The City of San Antonio is hiring. The Department of Arts & Culture is looking for two contract officers to join the Grants Management Team. Apply by Friday, Jan. 27. 💼
For the first time, chamber ensemble Agarita will collaborate with Ballet San Antonio to perform a choreographed concert. The free show will be at the McAllister Auditorium (1300 San Pedro Ave.) on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Reserve your free tickets.
Did you know that the San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department has a year-round free exercise program? Fitness in the Park offers indoor and outdoor fitness classes from low impact to boot camp. Get ready to pump iron in the park. 👟
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It should come as no surprise that San Antonio was named one of the “Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker” in MovieMaker Magazine. The magazine lauded our photogenic city with its 250 city-owned locations which offer free permits and turnkey film permitting. What can we say? The camera loves the San Antonio River Walk.
“Miss Congeniality” | The beauty pageant itself is set in San Antonio, and you can see the River Walk in several scenes.
“Spy Kids” | You may have noticed that the spy headquarters look familiar.
“Selena” | This 1997 biopic used the Alamodome as the set for the Astrodome in Houston.
Do you have a favorite film set in San Antonio?Let us know.
Today’s issue was written by Jessalin.
Editor’s pick: I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Lunar New Year last weekend. My family typically rings in the new year with ozoni (think: Japanese lucky soup), but the dinner at Best Quality Daughter looks tempting. If you didn’t go on Sunday, no worries — the special dinner service will be available until Sunday, Jan. 28.
This is my last newsletter in SATX for now. Make a wish on a star that I return soon, Lone Star State.
Missed yesterday’s newsletter? We’ve got winter gardening tips that will make your garden look radishing,here.
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