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OPEN AND OPENING SOON: Bars, Restaurants and more


BOXCAR BAR, 430 Austin St., Suite 103, features handcrafted cocktails and dancing on the weekends. Drink staples at the watering hole include rum, vodka, tequila, whiskey, gin cocktails and a sixth spirit such as mezcal or pisco. Wine and beer are also offered. Hours are 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and closed Monday. For more, call 210-265-3860 or visit facebook.com/Boxcarbarsatx.

ELSEWHERE GARDEN BAR & KITCHEN, 103 E. Jones Ave., opened earlier this year where The Luxury once stood. The eatery on the River Walk’s Museum Reach serves sandwiches, burgers and other food made on-site, along with craft beer. Orders can be to-go. Elsewhere is dog- and family-friendly. Hours are 4 p.m. to midnight Tuesday through Friday, noon to midnight Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday and closed Monday. For more, call 210-446-9303 or visit elsewheregarden.com/.


PLANS CALLED FOR THE POOL IN ALAMO HEIGHTS to reopen May 30, according to an online post by Mayor Bobby Rosenthal. Social-distancing rules necessary to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 are in effect, officials said. According to the pool’s website, admission is by season pass only, not daily admission. “The Alamo Heights Pool (opens) with limited capacity and new rules,” Rosenthal said. The 72-year-old facility at 250 Viesca St. recently underwent a major renovation. For more, visit https://heightspool.com. Also in May, the town reopened Bark Park, but continues to monitor the site, the mayor said.

IRENE WILSON, A RESIDENT OF FRANKLIN PARK ALAMO HEIGHTS, got a big surprise on her 105th birthday, April 29. Family members and senior-living staff gathered with San Antonio Fire Department firefighters to “march” in a mini-parade for Wilson and fellow residents. Paraders left their vehicles and sang birthday wishes to the centenarian, who recently moved to San Antonio to be with one of her daughters. Due to government-mandated restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, care homes were closed to visitors.

THE DOSEUM IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ITS FOURTH-ANNUAL ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM. The children’s museum at 2800 Broadway seeks to partner with professional mid-career artists who will challenge young, curious minds through art, according to a news release. AIR lets children interact with an artist to appreciate the creative process while connecting to themes of science, technology, engineering, math and literacy, the release stated. For this year’s AIR exhibition, The DoSeum is looking for San Antonio-based or regional talent experienced with dyslexia or who are interested in creating an installation, experience or body of work reflecting on dyslexia. The chosen creator’s work will be shown in conjunction with the museum’s fall exhibition “Beautiful Minds: Dyslexia and the Creative Advantage” Oct. 10-Jan. 3, 2021. For details, contact Orlando Bolanos at obolanos@thedoseum.org.

THE WITTE MUSEUM RECEIVED CASETA exhibition and publication awards for its 2019 display, “The Art of Texas: 250 Years,” and a corresponding catalog edited by Ron Tyler. Annually, The Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art celebrates honorees in multiple categories. “The Art of Texas” explored the state’s artistic influence on American expression.

IN MAY, HEMISFAIR LAUNCHED #ParkItAtHome, an initiative made up of two free, virtual, educational programs, Story Time and Super Fun Saturday, which families typically attend in-person at the downtown park, site of the world’s fair in 1968. At 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Hemisfair volunteer Ms. Kim reads a preselected book via a private Zoom meeting to the first 100 families who register. The books are paired with related activities in science, technology, engineering, art and math. At 11 a.m. Saturdays, children’s recording artist Andyroo and the Andyrooniverse use music and storytelling to introduce youngsters to social skills such as teamwork, listening, environmental stewardship and individuality. For details, visit hemisfair.org.


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