CITY COUNCILS/SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Alamo Heights: 5:30 p.m. May 10, 24; 6116 Broadway
Olmos Park: 6 p.m. May 19; 120 W. El Prado Drive
Terrell Hills: 5 p.m. May 11; 5100 N. New Braunfels Ave.
San Antonio ISD: 5:30 p.m. May 10, 17; 406 Barrera St.
Alamo Heights ISD: 6 p.m. May 13; 100 Woodridge St.
North East ISD: 5:30 p.m. May 10; 8961 Tesoro Drive
ALAMO HEIGHTS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Luncheons are in a private room at Paesanos Lincoln Heights, 555 E. Basse Road. Arrive by 11:30 a.m. for social time; a guest speaker follows at noon. Cost is $25. For updates , call 210-822-7027 or visit http://alamoheightschamber.org/.
SPROUTING AT THE GARDEN
The San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave., hosts meetings starting with a 9:30 a.m. social time and a 10 a.m. program. Public is welcome. For updates, call 210-824-9981 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live with Nature meets from 10-11:30 a.m. at San Antonio College’s Sinkin EcoCentro, 1802 N. Main Ave. The free sessions examine nutrition’s role involving health challenges. For updates, call 210-492-4620.
The San Antonio Audubon Society gathers at 7 p.m. in the San Antonio Zoo Education Center, 3903 N. St. Mary’s St. For updates, visit saaudubon.org or www.facebook.com/saaudubon/.
CALLING ALL ART FANS
Southtown Arts District First and Second Saturday Markets take place at The Artisan, 1103A S. Presa St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For updates, email email@example.com or call 210-962-5560.
‘THE PEOPLE’S CLINIC’
The Estela Avery Education Center inside Confluence Park, 310 W. Mitchell St., is home to traditional healing practices from 1-5 p.m. For updates, visit https://sariverfound.org/events/the-peoples-clinic/.
MAY 8-NOV. 2
The San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place, presents “Frida Kahlo Oasis,” a rendition of the artist’s iconic blue home, Casa Azul. For updates or cancellations, visit sabot.org/frida.
THROUGH MAY 9
ART FOR TROUBLED TIMES
Blue Star Contemporary, 116 Blue Star St., presents four exhibitions offering contemplation of today’s tumultuous times. For updates, visit https://bluestarcontemporary.org/.
THROUGH MAY 9
The San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave., hosts “No Ocean Between Us,” an exhibition exploring the art of Asian diasporas in Latin America and the Caribbean. For updates, visit https://www.samuseum.org/.
THROUGH MAY 9
CALLING ALL ART AFICIONADOS
The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St., presents its annual extravaganza, “Night of Artists.” The 20th anniversary public exhibition and sale is a hybrid event with online and in-person celebrations. For updates, visit https://www.briscoemuseum.org/noa/ or call 210-299-4499.
THROUGH MAY 9
Enter the San Antonio River Authority’s fourth annual “River Clicks” photo contest. Capture the beauty of the San Antonio River Basin for a chance to win hundreds of dollars. For details and submissions, visit sariverauthority.org.
‘I AM MY OWN WIFE’
The Public Theater of San Antonio, 800 W. Ashby Place, presents “I Am My Own Wife” virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. Livestreaming is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. For tickets or updates, visit https://www.thepublicsa.org/2020-2one-season/wife.
The San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N. St. Mary’s St., hosts the 25th annual event from 7-10:30 p.m. Sip, savor and support the facility while sampling food from some of San Antonio’s top restaurants. Stroll through pathways and animal habitats while enjoying live music on three stages and downing local craft beer and wine at this adult night out. For updates, visit https://sazoo.org/zoo-la-la/.
The San Antonio Herb Society has a social time at 6:30 p.m. and a program at 7 p.m. at the San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave. For updates, visit www.sanantonioherbs.org.
CIVIL WAR HISTORY
Hood’s Texas Brigade, Camp 153, gathers at 7 p.m. in Chester’s Hamburgers, 1006 N.E. Loop 410. No reservations required. For updates, visit www.hoodstexasbrigade.net.
MAY 14, 28
The club meets on alternating Fridays at 11:30 a.m. normally inside The Culinary Institute of America, 312 Pearl Parkway, but over Zoom during the COVID-19 outbreak. For updates or cancellations, call 210-913-7448.
VIRTUAL GARDENING CLASSES
Garden Volunteers of South Texas hold Zoom meetings from noon to 1 p.m. during the coronavirus pandemic. Free and open to the public, space is limited. For updates, visit https://gardeningvolunteers.org/.
Normally, the San Antonio Area Retired Teachers Association conducts a 12:30 p.m. social and luncheon, followed by a 1 p.m. presentation and business meeting monthly at the San Antonio Botanical Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, conferences may be over Zoom videoconferencing. For updates and guest speakers, visit https://localunits.org/SanAntonio/.
MAY 22, 28
The Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St. Mary’s St., hosts Knockout de Risas (5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. May 22), plus COLORS presents R&B ONLY (8 p.m. May 28). Social-distancing protocols enforced. For tickets or updates, visit https://www.theaztectheatre.com/.
OFF AND RUNNING
The annual Witte 5K & Dino Dash benefiting the Witte Museum’s emergency fund will be a virtual event this year. For details, registration or updates, visit
NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY OF TEXAS
San Antonio chapter gatherings featuring a 6:30 p.m. plant exchange followed by a 7 p.m. program, are usually at Lions Field Adult Center, 2809 Broadway, but over Zoom during the pandemic. For updates, visit http://npsot.org/wp/sanantonio/.
LEARN ABOUT ANIMALS
Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation offers a series of educational, interactive workshops for children ages 8-10 at the Sherman Animal Care Complex, 1354 Basse Road, from 6-8 p.m. For updates, visit wildlife-rescue.org.
JAZZ IN THE ALLEY
Centro San Antonio begins a series of free summer activations on Peacock Alley between Navarro and Jefferson streets downtown with a Memorial Day event, Jazz in the Alley, at 8 p.m. Tony Romero + the Spiders Jazz Quintet will perform. For more, visit www.centrosanantonio.org.
San Antonio Independent School District campuses are closed for Memorial Day, May 31. The academic calendar year ends in Alamo Heights and North East independent school districts on May 27 and May 28, respectively.
The San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N. St. Mary’s St., hosts numerous activities. This month and beyond includes: “On a Stick,” favorite food and drinks from festivals (May 8-9, 15-16, and 22-23), and a dinosaur display (May 29-Sept. 6). For updates, visit https://sazoo.org/.
Sam’s Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson St., hosts numerous performers including Ruben V (May 7); a Journey tribute (May 8); Kyle Nix (May 13); a Pat Benatar tribute (May 14); Jonny Gold (May 15); Eric Schwartz (May 19); Brandon Alan (May 20); Dizzy Reed’s Hookers & Blow (May 21); Two Tons of Steel (May 22); Thunderstorm Artis (May 28); and a Grateful Dead tribute (May 29). For times, costs and updates, visit http://www.samsburgerjoint.com/calendar/.
ON WITH THE SHOW!
Although limited by the COVD-19 pandemic, the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, hosts socially distanced events. They include Opera San Antonio’s Lucia di Lammermoor (7:30 p.m. May 6, 8) and the San Antonio Symphony (8 p.m. May 14, 15, 28, and 29). For tickets or update, visit https://www.tobincenter.org.
THROUGH JUNE 13
BEER CAN ART
Pabst Blue Ribbon Studios, 1112 S. St. Mary’s St., hosts a display of select beer-can designs by 25 emerging artists, as part of the brewing company’s annual competition. The gallery is open from 4-10 p.m. for First Friday events, and noon to 6 p.m. on weekends. Social-distancing protocols enforced. For updates or cancellations, visit https://pabstblueribbon.com/blue-ribbon-studios.
THROUGH SEPT. 19
MCNAY ART DISPLAY
Installations at the McNay Art Museum, 600 N. New Braunfels Ave., include “Limitless! Five Women Reshape Contemporary Art.” For more, plus others gallery works or updates, visit https://www.mcnayart.org/exhibitions/.
THROUGH SEPT. 30
UNIQUE RIVER EXPERIENCE
The San Antonio River Walk Association in partnership with the city and the San Antonio River Authority offers River Walk kayaking on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For reservations or updates, visit www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/events/kayaking-river-walk/.
Magik Theatre, 420 S. Alamo St., will host kid thespian camps and performances. COVID-19 safety protocols enforced during stage productions with in-person audiences. For updates, plus upcoming shows, visit magiktheatre.org/shows/mainstage-shows.
The Good Kind Southtown, 1127 S. St. Mary’s St., hosts Vegan & Sara, a vegan-food concept, weekly from noon to 9 p.m. For updates or holiday cancellations, visit https://eatgoodkind.com.
The Alamo Heights Rotary Club meets at noon in the Petroleum Club on the seventh floor of the north building in Energy Plaza, 8620 N. New Braunfels Ave. For updates, visit http://www.ahrotary.org/.
TUESDAYS AND SATURDAYS
OLMOS BASIN FARMERS MARKET
San Antonio Farmer’s Market Association offers farm-fresh produce from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 100 Jackson Keller Road. For updates, visit sanantoniofarmersmarket.org.
TUESDAYS AND SATURDAYS
The Maverick Carter House, 119 Taylor St., conducts guided tours of the historic home at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. For updates, visit maverickcarterhouse.org.
In concert with Slab Cinema, The Good Kind Southtown, 1127 S. St. Mary’s St., hosts physically distanced, open-air cinema at 7 p.m. For movies or updates, visit https://www.slabcinema.com or https://www.facebook.com/goodkindsouthtown.
ALAMO HEIGHTS TOASTMASTERS
The chapter meets at 7 p.m. in the Administration Building (Room AD 225) in the University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway. RSVP appreciated, but not required. For updates, visit alamoheights.toastmastersclubs.org.
The Alamo Kiwanis Club gathers from noon to 1 p.m. in the Fiesta Room at Luby’s, 911 N. Main Ave. Meetings open to everyone. For updates, visit www.alamo-kiwanis.org.
The Good Kind Southtown, 1127 S. St. Mary’s St., hosts weekly bazaars featuring local vendors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For updates, visit https://eatgoodkind.com/upcoming-events/.
PEARL FARMERS MARKET
Find seasonal produce and freshly cooked and prepared foods from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Curbside pickup continues through online ordering at pearlfarmersmarketcurbside.com. For updates, visit atpearl.com/farmers-market.
BRUNCH AND MORE
The Good Kind Southtown, 1127 S. St. Mary’s St., hosts a meal and music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For updates or cancellations, visit https://www.facebook.com/GoodKindSouthtown/events/.
GET CANINES MICROCHIPPED
Dogs receive free microchipping by Animal Patrol from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the City Council District 1 Field Office, 1310 Vance Jackson Road. Please bring valid ID. For updates, visit https://www.facebook.com/RobertoTrevinoD1/.
ALAMO HEIGHTS-AREA FARMERS MARKETS
Vendors offer farm-fresh selections and more at The Alamo Heights Farmers Market, 255 E. Basse Road, Suite 130, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot in front of Whole Foods Market in the Alamo Quarry Market. For updates, call 210-704-8212 or contact AlamoHeightsFarmersMarket@gmail.com. Also, Four Seasons Markets runs a vendor-oriented operation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the Carousel Court shopping center, 1888 Nacogdoches Road. For updates or cancellations, visit www.fourseasonsmarkets.com.
Inside the Travis Park Plaza Building, 711 Navarro St., Hopscotch features art installations from local, national and international artists Fridays through Sundays. COVID-19 safety measures and capacity limits are enforced. Free parking at the Travis Park Plaza garage. For tickets, times or updates, visit www.letshopscotch.com.
SAISD FREE SCHOOL MEALS
Qualifying campuses in the San Antonio Independent School District serve breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge and eliminate the collection of meal applications for free, reduced-price and paid student meals. For updates, call 210-554-2290.
Goodwill Industries offers donation pickup services for large amounts of clothing, household items, and furniture at Bexar County residences. For updates, call 210-271-8881 or fill out pickup forms at https://www.goodwillsa.org/donate/home-pickup.
NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN
North East Independent School District Community Education presents seminars, tutorials and workshops featuring courses for all ages. Most classes are taught in NEISD facilities or the district’s Community Learning Center, 8750 Tesoro Drive. For costs, updates or cancellations, visit https://communityed.neisd.net or call 210-407-0140.
ELSEWHERE IN SAN ANTONIO
HUNGRY FOR A CAUSE
Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio will present “Taste of Home Benefit: A Toast for 45 Years” featuring local chefs, area celebrities, music, silent auction, and more. While the 6:30-7:30 p.m. virtual event is free to view at https://www.HabitatSA.org/TasteofHome, call Bethany Thomas at 210-223-5203, ext. 148 or email Partner@HabitatSA.org for updates, cancellations, sponsorship, or crowdfunding opportunities.
At work in San Antonio since 1928, the international nonprofit — striving to make communities better through leadership, partnership, service and charity — holds 6:30 p.m. meetings at Mimi’s Cafe, 17315 Interstate 10 West. For updates or cancellations, visit https://districtnine.altrusa.org/san-antonio/.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
UT Health San Antonio offers a group setting for women with gynecologic cancers. Meetings are from 6-8 p.m. at the Medical Arts & Research Center, 8300 Floyd Curl Drive (first floor, Conference Room B). Light refreshments served. Free parking. For updates or cancellations, visit uthealthcare.org/purple or call 210-450-9500.
DRIVING OLDER PERSONS
Northeast Senior Assistance, 2903 Nacogdoches Road, needs volunteers to drive seniors to appointments. For updates, call 210-967-6372.
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