Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Historic Pearl. | Photo by the Pearl.
Feliz Hispanic Heritage Month, San Antonio. The observance starts Friday, Sept. 15 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 15 — spotlighting the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic Americans with roots in Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central + South America.
🎊 What is Hispanic Heritage Month?
Sept. 15 coincides with the date when five Latin American countries declared independence from Spain in 1821 — Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras + Nicaragua. Mexican Independence Day is Sept. 16 (Dieciséis de Septiembre), while Chile’s is Sept. 18.
🎊 How to celebrate
In San Antonio, Hispanic Heritage Month events will get rolling today + this weekend; here’s a sampling of the many fiestas around town. Vamos, amigos y amigas.
Viva Dieciséis | The Historic Pearl | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 5-9 p.m. | Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with free mariachi performances, loteria games, and a traditional grito by Consulado General of México.
Throwback Film Series: “Selena” | Mission Marquee Plaza | Thursday, Sept. 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Bring the lawn chairs and enjoy local food trucks for a free nightly movie showing.
PARK(ing) Day | Friday, Sept. 15 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Legacy Park, 103 W. Houston St., San Antonio | Free | Watch as the city turns downtown streets + parking spaces into mini gardens and pop-up markets.
The Alice: An Immersive Cocktail Experience | Friday, Sept. 15 | 5:30-11 p.m. | Artisan Distillery, 402 Austin St., San Antonio | $47 | Go on a 90-minute topsy-turvy adventure with themed cocktails, eats, and photo-ops.
Grand Opening | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 9 a.m. | Clear Light Coffee, 2191 NW Military Hwy., San Antonio | Free | Celebrate the opening of Clear Light Coffee’s sophomore location with a ribbon cutting ceremony, wine, specialty coffee, and small plates.
Markets at the Marquee | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Ave., San Antonio | Free | Shop from locally sourced foods, hand-crafted items, food trucks, and more
Zoo Boo | Saturday, Sept. 16-Sunday, Sept. 17 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. | San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N. Saint Mary’s St., San Antonio | Celebrate the spookiest time of the year at this family-friendly event featuring trick-or-treating, live music, and costume parties.
Sunday, Sept. 17
Slow Sunday Motor Club | Sunday, Sept. 17 | 8 a.m. | Estate Coffee Co., 1320 E. Houston St., San Antonio | Free | Start your morning off with a cup of coffee and a car show with local auto enthusiasts.
Street2Feet Mindfulness Triathlon | Sunday, Sept. 17 | 8:30-10 a.m. | The Greenline at Brooks, 2532 Sidney Brks Dr., San Antonio | Run and raise funds to support this local organizations mission.
Makers Market | Sunday, Sept. 17 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | The Historic Pearl, 303 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio | Free | Pick up some local artisan goods like pottery, wood crafts, and more.
The City of San Antonio approved its $3.7 billion budget for the 2024 fiscal year. Over a two-year period, the city is prioritizing funding property tax relief, safety measures, and quality of life enhancements.
Rosario’s ComidaMex & Bar has opened an event space, Casa Isabel, next door at the former King William Garden House at 722 S. Saint Mary’s St. The renovated 2,000-sqft space can accommodate up to 80 seated guests. Interested in booking?Reach out to its Banquet Coordinator, Loretta Leyja.
City Council approved a $1.7 million agreement with Geekdom that will help support local entrepreneurs and small business owners. The tech startup is working to re-launch its program LaunchSA to develop a professional network of business owners and create seed funding for future entrepreneurs.
Adam Sandler is making a stop to the Alamo City at the AT&T Center for “The I Missed You Tour” on Thursday, Dec. 7. The show is for mature audiences and will feature a surprise guest, who has not yet been announced. Tickets go on sale today at noon.
The University of Texas at San Antonio and UT Health San Antonio are offering a first of its kind dual degree program. The new degree plan will combine medicine + artificial intelligence (AI), allowing physicians to use AI to improve diagnostic and treatment outcomes of patients.
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Catch the UTSA Roadrunners back in action at the Alamodome this fall. | Photo by WB PHOTOGRAPHY
This football season, Centro San Antonio and the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) football program are collaborating with local downtown businesses to offer home game-exclusive deals. From saving on your next trip to the theatre to exclusive hotel discounts, we rounded up a few deals that caught our eye.
Francis Bogside is giving college football fans a 10% discount on any entree.
Bar Three Twenty One is offering $2.10 beer specials.
Got a sweet tooth? Justin’s Ice Cream is promoting two for $10 small cake cones with UTSA Roadrunner orange + blue ice cream.
Wanna grab a cold one? Grab a cold one at Rita’s on the River is offering two for $10 domestic draft pints and two for $10 tacos.
Need something for the home? Scentchips is offering a $2.10 discount.
Check out the full list of deals and of course, Let’s Go 210.
As y’all may know, I am a total nerd. LEGO unveiled a 5,374-piece, over a foot long, really expensive, Star Wars the Clone Wars-era, Venator Class Republic Attack Cruiser. It’s glorious, and I shall save up for it because $650 is basically rent for me.