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Today's Note
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We’re sharing exciting news with our SATXtoday family. We’ve launched a new shoutout section in our newsletter just for you.

We’re offering our most passionate and loyal readers (yep, that’s you) the opportunity to support local journalism through our SATXtoday membership program, where you’ll gain exclusive access to have your voice included in the newsletter.

Your voice is valuable, and so are the special moments in your life. Shoutouts allow us to celebrate job promotions, anniversaries, and exciting experiences right here in San Antonio. All you have to do is submit your shoutout, and we will take it from there. Already a SATXtoday member? Go ahead and send an email to secure your shoutout now.

Other membership perks include exclusive birthday deals, shoutouts + discounts in our online shop (Six & Main).

In addition to offering membership benefits, we genuinely just love giving you the scoop on the newest restaurants, the coolest events, detailing the city’s history, digging into the latest real estate deals, and keeping you up-to-date on developments around town.

Your membership fee of only $50 will go towards keeping our newsletter hyper-local and supporting our local editors. We’re also donating 10% of memberships annually to a local philanthropic cause.

We can’t thank you enough for your continued readership and support. Ready to take your love for SATXtoday to the next level? There’s a shoutout with your name on it waiting for you…
Welcome to the family, puppy pancake! We didn’t rescue you. You rescued us!
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Want to make a shoutout?

Friday, March 17
  • Dyeing the River Walk Green | Friday, March 17-Saturday, March 18 | Times vary | Downtown and Museum Reach, San Antonio | Free | Watch the San Antonio River Walk transform into the River Shannon through 25-gallons of eco-friendly green dye.
  • San Antonio Cigar Festival | Friday, March 17 + Sunday, March 19 | Times vary | Beethoven Mannerchor, 422 Pereida St., San Antonio | $20-$175 | Cigar and spirit enthusiasts are invited to this festival including cigar demonstrations, meet and greets with local cigar experts, and luxury cigar accessory shopping.
  • San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies | Friday, March 17 | 7 p.m. | AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center, San Antonio | $24-$20 | Watch the Spurs compete against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Saturday, March 18
  • Race the River - Downtown Riverwalk | Saturday, March 18 | 7 a.m. | San Antonio River Walk, 849 E. Commerce St., San Antonio | $25-$50 | The 2023 Race the River competitive paddling race series begins, with both pro and amateur races available for canoe and kayakers.
  • Celebrate Holi with Color Fest 2023 | Saturday, March 18 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Rolling Oaks Mall, 6909 N. Loop 1604 E., San Antonio | $5-$10 | One of the largest Holi events in Texas, Color Fest 2023 from India Association of San Antonio will have food, live music, dancing, and plenty of color.
  • Bud Light St. Patrick’s Day River Parade | Saturday, March 18 | 2-6 p.m. | San Antonio River Walk, 849 E. Commerce St., San Antonio | Free | A procession of 12 Irish-themed decorated floats, plus bagpipers and entertainers, will parade through Museum Reach and downtown.
Sunday, March 19
  • Guided Bird Tour | Sunday, March 19, Sunday, March 26 | 8-11 a.m. | Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 10750 Pleasanton Rd., San Antonio | $10 | On this guided bird tour around the various habitats, guests will see 30-50 different bird species with an expert guide.
  • Sunday Yoga at The Good Kind | Sunday, March 19 + Sunday, March 26 | 10-11 a.m. | The Good Kind Southtown, 1127 S. St Mary’s St., San Antonio | Free | Bring your favorite mat and join instructor Stephanie Jane from Black Swan Yoga at the garden.
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.

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News Notes

  • 57º | Cloudy | 20% chance of rain
  • Can’t keep up with all the changes to our skyline? Centro San Antonio — a nonprofit group dedicated to all things downtown — created a way to stay informed. The interactive map features up-to-date information about the 66 (and counting) current development projects and will add new projects as they arise. (San Antonio Business Journal)
Today Is
  • St. Patrick’s Day. Observed to honor the death of St. Patrick, the annual holiday is celebrated globally and often features Irish dishes, parades, and dancing. Join in locally, and head to the annual parade, which includes dyeing the River Walk green.
  • 10,000. That’s the number of trips the VIA Link South Zone has provided since it opened in August. The on-demand service connects South Side residents to major destinations like Palo Alto College and South Park Mall. Download the app and learn more about VIA Link.
  • Tickets are now available for Guadalupe Theater’s presentation of “Chato’s Bridge” from Thursday, March 23 to Sunday, March 26. Local playwright Mono Riojas Aguilar explores loyalty and vengeance through the story of two lifelong friends living in San Antonio’s Westside in 1979.
  • Did you know? Providence Catholic School allows prospective students to shadow Provets (aka current students). If your daughter is interested in spending the day at PCS, simply fill out an online shadow form to match her with a student ambassador.*
  • A cash back card so good, even the experts had to have it. (Hint: Features include up to 5% cash back, a big sign-up bonus, and no annual fee.) See what it is.*
  • $241. That’s the real price of a roundtrip ticket from Boston to Barcelona sold this year via Going — a travel membership that alerts you when flight prices drop. Sign up for a free membership or try an Elite membership for free if you’re interested in business and first class tickets, too.
Let’s dance
Pachanga De San Patricio is back for another “FolkPunkRock” celebration for St. Patrick’s Day. This free festival will be on Saturday, March 18 at the Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza.

The festival features dance demonstrations of the 6:8 rhythm found in Veracruz’s Huapango, the western African wawa-nko, and the Irish jig. Check out the lineup:
  • 3:00 p.m. | Angelika Ruiz
  • 4:30 p.m. | Los San Patricios
  • 5:45 p.m. | Inishfree Irish Dance
  • 6:15 p.m. | Piñata Protest
Pachanga De San Patricio

Last year’s festival flew by.


Video by Thomas Cummins via @thomascumminsart

All that dancing works up an appetite. Enjoy a “fabulously twisted menu” from Tobin’s Executive Chef, Armando Lopez. We’re excited about tamales poblano, potato pub nachos, and the selection of both Irish and Mexican drinks.
Recently, we asked for kid-friendly recs around town.

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We’re not kidding around.


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One reader suggested we check out the San Antonio River Authority’s scavenger hunt happening now until Sunday, March 19.

Help us find more family fun by suggesting your own ideas in the link below.
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Is everyone caught up on HBO’s The Last of Us? No spoilers, but I just wanted to remind y’all that Pedro Pascal lived in San Antonio as a child when his family immigrated here in 1982. Further proof that we really are the best city for moviemakers.
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