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Exhibition: Under the Lens: Flowers, Pollinators, and Us

Through Saturday, June 15

During open hours

Central Library, 600 Soledad

"This series of paintings is an exploration of the extraordinary life of flowers through image
and word. Together Norma Jean Moore and poets of The Stone in the Stream deepen the conversation by examining the life of native flowers and our relationships to them."

Swan Lake

Friday, April 26

7:00 PM

Majestic Theatre, 224 E Houston

"Swan Lake, the ballet of all ballets, will be performed one night only as a part of the World Ballet Series. See the iconic Dance of the Little Swans, count the 32 fouettés performed by Odile, and immerse yourself in magical Tchaikovsky's music. The production will feature richly detailed, hand-painted sets as well as over 150 radiant costumes that bring fresh representation to this timeless classic. Performed with a live orchestra."

Hairspray

Tuesday, April 30 & Wednesday, May 1

7:30 PM

Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle

"HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world..."

La Semana Alegre

Thursday, April 25 & Friday, April 26

5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Thurs., 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Fri.

Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo

"La Semana Alegre, the beloved music festival popular during Fiesta in the 1980s and 90s, relaunches as La Semana Alegre at Hemisfair... It will feature iconic artists like the Toadies, Grammy winners Ozomatli, and indie rockers The Red Pears. San Antonio's own Girl in a Coma and La Semana Alegre favorites Legs Diamond and Joe King Carrasco will also perform. Two stages will showcase diverse acts..."

Casa Dragones Dinner

Saturday, April 27

6:30 PM

Hotel Emma, 136 E Grayson

"Join us for an unforgettable evening of gastronomy and craftsmanship in our court yard at Hotel Emma. Executive Chef Ned Elliott and Tequila Casa Dragones present a meticulously crafted four-course menu, with each dish paired with one of the four expressions of Casa Dragones sipping tequilas. Dive into the rich heritage and explore the unique, complex notes of Tequila Casa Dragones, learning about the inspiration behind each pairing as we celebrate Fiesta San Antonio..."

Ekphrastic Poetry Reading

Saturday, April 27

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ruby City, 150 Camp

You are invited poetry readings by the winners of the Ekphrastic Contest and readings by the five selected poets who each chose a work in their assigned museum. Participating museums include the Briscoe Western Art Musum, The Witte, The McNay, The San Antonio Museum of Art, and Ruby City.

Mega Corazón

Monday, April 15 thru Tuesday, April 30

On demand

Online, presented by URBAN-15

This is "an online spoken word marathon that is part of San Antonio’s National Poetry Month participation. This festival presents San Antonio’s poetic tradition that combines street, classical, and slam performance styles in a production that is improvisational, at times painful, and choreographed for a highly visual impact. The festival will highlight about 90 poems from various artists throughout a continuous 24-hour loop..."

Mega Corazón

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Gluzman plays Beethoven

Friday, April 19 & Saturday, April 20

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

First Baptist Church of San Antonio 515 McCullough

"Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman, internationally recognized as among today’s top performing artists, serves as both director and soloist with the SA Philharmonic for the evening. The concert opens with Russian composer Alfred Schnittke’s elegant multi-movement work in the style of Baroque music. Mozart’s dramatic Symphony No. 25, known as the “little G Minor symphony”, was written when he was just 17 years old. The SA Phil concludes with Beethoven’s sublime Violin Concerto featuring the unparallelled artistry of Gluzman."

Fiesta Flambeau Parade

Saturday, April 27th

7:45 PM - 10:00 PM

Parade route in Downtown San Antonio

"Leading our parade for its 76th year is our premier band, The University of Texas Longhorn Band, followed by spectacular themed floats, marching units, local, out of town and out of state bands, dance groups, equestrian units and many other attractions that create a memorable night of illuminated entertainment The 2024 Fiesta Flambeau® Parade will celebrate with “Lotsa Loteria” as the parade theme. It is the largest illuminated night parade in the country and the highlight of Fiesta®. The Fiesta Flambeau® Parade continues to light up the streets of downtown San Antonio along the 2.6-mile route and viewed by an estimated 750,000+ spectators and another 1.5 million television audience..."

King William Fair & Parade

Saturday, April 27

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

King William Historic District

"The King William Fair has been happening annually since 1968 (excluding 2020 and 2021). The fair raises money that’s put back into the community through grants and other programs... The Fair kicks off with a quirky, themed parade at 9am. The Alamo City Roller Girls keep the parade running smoothly! We’ll have 5 stages with entertainment and more than 60 food vendors! We feature a wide selection of Art & Craft vendors selling their own original, handcrafted items. Enjoy browsing and shopping over 200 vendors selling everything from stained glass to ceramics, paintings to jewelry, and more!"

Battle of Flowers Parade

Friday, April 26

9:55 AM - 1:00 PM

Parade Route in Downtown San Antonio

"The Battle of Flowers Parade is the founding event of Fiesta... This year we are producing our 133rd parade. The theme this year is Viva Amor 2024... It is the only parade put on entirely by women and one of the largest parades in the United States. Approximately 10,000 participants in parade this year... Typically, we have 30 high school bands, and several include mariachi bands. Roughly 4,455 band members between high school and a few colleges. Just over 200 horses in 14 different cavalcades participate in our parade... We are the only parade in San Antonio with Helium balloons."

Arts & Entertainment Events

LNF Weekly publishes a free weekly newsletter that alerts you to all the arts and entertainment events going on in the neighborhood and the broader downtown area, by which we mean everything from The Pearl to Lone Star. Each newsletter covers more than one hundred events, including art gallery openings, live music, festivals, and theater.

In addition, on this page, we highlight a dozen or so events coming up soon that we think you might especially enjoy. We update this list every day to keep it current.

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