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May LOL at the trendy venue 8811 Patio Bar  was a huge hit! We had fun dancing to live entertainment provided by the talented Wednesday Ball. 

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PLEASE REMEMBER…Bring travel-size toiletries and hygiene products to donate to those in need. Thanks!

Live OUT Loud with Ladies On the Loose!



CPR! Cookie’s Performance Revue!  

A Night of SHADE, Lemonade, & Getting SAUTÉED! Thursday, May 24th, at SA Country Saloon, 9pm -11pm!

Like a roast, but a little less mean… And a lot more GLITTER!! Hosted by MC Cookie and co-host January Winters.

Celebrating the graduating EM Residents and featuring Cookie’s favorite Drag Queens and Vocalists.

$5 at the door!

Drink specials all night!



Memorial Day Artisan Show

Over 40 artisans display and sell their beautiful handmade merchandise along the San Antonio Riverwalk. Artisans are different for each show, but usually include pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, bead-work and more.

The show is free to attend. Artisans display and sell their beautiful handmade merchandise along the San Antonio River Walk. River Walk extension (close to the Chamber of Commerce building and Shops at Rivercenter)

May 25th – 28th – 11 am – 11 pm



Mystic Market – Holistic Fair

A Holistic Fair with something for everyone! Find Balance, Clear Your Mind, Lift your Spirit and Re-Charge Your Body! The Event is happening on Saturday, May 26th, at Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex, 11am – 5pm.

Metaphysical and Holistic practitioners focused on wellness guidance and tools. You will enjoy the atmosphere and interacting with all the different practitioners.

You can get answers to your most important questions from an intuitive or astrologer, appreciate the fine work of nature through crystals and mineral lamps, and relieve your aches and pains with a holistic healer.

There will be LIVE Healing music from Noon to 2! https://www.facebook.com/events/

Have a great afternoon learning about yourself and the ways to get in touch with what is really important for you. Spend time and find the modality that resonates with your highest good. This could be life changing, come out and take a look!

Intuitive and clairvoyant readings, Reiki, massage and reflexology, crystals, artisan products and much more!

The Best Metaphysic & Holistic exhibitors focused on Alternative Wellness/Living Guidance & Tools, Intuitive Tarot, Psychic Astrology & Angel Readings, Mediums, Reiki Masters, Massage, Reflexology Therapist, Chakra & Aura Readers, Numerology, Crystals, Rocks, Artisan Jewelry, Pop-Up Boutique, Skincare & Artisan products and much more.

Free Admission & Free Parking



Texas Salsa Festival 2018  

The Texas Salsa Festival, heats up San Antonio on Saturday, May 26th!! FREE for all ages from 12pm – 8pm.

Enjoy a beautiful day at Hemisfair while sampling salsas from the best commercial salsas, restaurants and locals in the state and vote for your favorite!

Experience live music, Salsa dancing and demos, art, games and children’s activities, with plenty of food, cold Miller Lite beer, aguas frescas and more for purchase.

The Texas Salsa Fest is an all ages, pet-friendly event happening rain or shine. Texas Salsa Fest benefits Hemisfair 501c3.



One Love Wholistic Festival
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One Love Wholistic Festival is happening on Sunday, May 27th, 11am – 6pm, at the Holiday Inn International, 77 N.E. Loop 410.

More than 70+ exhibitors offering Healthy Living, Tarot, Astrology, Psychic, Intuitive and Lithomancy Readings, Mediumship, Reiki, Massage, Reflexology, Aura & Chakra Photos, Numerology, Holistic and Alternative Wellness, Crystals, Rocks, Jewelry, Skincare and much more bring the world of metaphysics to San Antonio’s Wholistic Festival.

Each month enjoy Free Admission. Free Parking. Free Reading Door Prizes



2018 Annual Meeting & Awards Lunch – San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Join the San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the great accomplishments of 2017, honor the awardees, and meet the 2018-2019 LGBT Chamber Board of Directors. The Luncheon is Thursday, May 31st, from 11:30am to 1pm, at the Marriott Northwest, 3233 NW Loop 410.

2018 Ally of the Year
Casandra Matej

2018 Chamber Champion Award
IBC Bank IBC Bank

2018 Advocate of the Year
Ashley Smith

$20 for Active LGBT Chamber Members (Corporate Members can register 5 guests and Business & Nonprofit Members can register 2 guests, Individual Members can register themselves only at this price.)

$30 for Non-members

Click Here for Tickets.



Southtown First Friday

Southtown First Friday is June 1st. Come to Southtown for art, music, food and fun. Enjoy the galleries, restaurants and boutiques. Always a Fun time!



The MarketPlace

antiques Saddle up and get ready for The MarketPlace at Old Town Helotes Saturday, June 2nd! Music, food, and a good time are served up, and local craftsmen fill Old Town with treasures from across South Texas.

Happening the first Saturday every month, The MarketPlace is located in the heart of Old Town Helotes near the historic Floore Country Store and scenic Helotes Creek. Jewelry, arts and crafts, fresh produce, and one-of-a-kind pieces will be displayed. Additionally, local boutiques will open their doors and offer visitors a taste of Old Town Helotes! Gates open at 10am and close at 5pm. Gather the kids and come down to Old Town for a day of fun. MarketPlace proceeds benefit community activities within the City of Helotes.



San Antonio Regulators

Come out and cheer on the San Antonio Regulators when they play against the West Texas Lady Hurricanes!! The game is Saturday, June 2nd, 7pm – 10pm, at the Wheatley Heights Sports Complex, 200 Noblewood.

Kick off is at 7pm!

Get tickets here or at the gate.

The San Antonio Regulators are a women’s semi-professional full-contact football team! They strive to become leaders on and off the gridiron by fostering teamwork, sportsmanship, and community involvement. They promote the empowerment of women as professionals, educators, mothers, daughters and hard-hitting, hard-nosed football athletes.



HEB Cinema on the Plaza

Next featured movie at the H-E-B Cinema on the Plaza is on Friday, June 8th, at 8PM, at the Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza | Tobin Center.

Featured Movie is Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The film tells the story of Rey developing her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.

Watch it on the BIGGEST OUTDOOR Screen in SA! The Plaza’s 32ft LED screen will make this an incredible adventure!

Bike it to the plaza – The KickStand SA (Bike Valet) on site w/ complimentary bike valet

Come early for some fun and music with The AM Project and the Bass Bus!

Full Concessions and Bar Available!

Open to the public, FREE! Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs! Concessions available to purchase, please no outside food or drink. Pets are not allowed at this event.



SoFlo Market soflo

SoFlo Market is on Saturday, June 9th. Market hours are from 10am-5pm.

Come see what everyone is raving about! Amazing artists and makers offering their unique handmade creations, local homegrown products, and special vintage finds! Come taste the savory gourmet food from local food trucks, live music and DJ, all with a very urban feel!

SoFlo Market is a family friendly and pet friendly event, that features a lively art scene and an alternative shopping experience that includes: handmade and vintage treasures from local artists and vendors, including jewelry, handmade soaps, recycled art, home accessories, skincare, fine art, pottery, local food truck cuisine, artistic activities for kids, and more.

This event is part of Second Saturday Art Walk that happens at the South Flores Art District. SoFlo Market reoccurs every Second Saturday.

Please visit the website at www.soflomarket.com for a full schedule of featured events for SoFlo Market, participating artists and more!

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
FREE PARKING!
FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
PETS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!

***FOR VENDOR INFORMATION****
please email at soflomarket@gmail.com.



Texas Folklife Festival  

Get ready for the biggest cultural celebration in Texas on June 8th – June 9th! Located on the grounds of the Institute of Texan Cultures on the UTSA Hemisfair Campus, the three-day event showcases the Lone Star State’s diversity and rich heritage through a wide variety of ethnic food, music, dance, arts, and crafts.

Friday, June 8th- 5pm – 11pm.    Saturday, June 9th – 11am – 11pm.  Sunday,  June 10th – 12pm – 7pm.    Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 East Cesar Chavez Boulevard



Illuminate the Dark Demo Benefitting Lighthouse for the Blind  

Join Caliente Hot Glass for a glowing evening  with your favorite glass blowers to support a great cause on Saturday, June 9th! The artists will create pieces for donation to San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind for their 8th Annual Art in the Dark silent auction.

Free and open to the public, stop by any time on  June 9th, 6pm – 10pm!   Each artist takes about 30 – 60 minutes to make a piece. Or stay for the whole show and enjoy the journey!

At 9pm they will host a special art glass performance to showcase the glass in a whole new light. If you saw it last year, you’ll know it’s an event not to be missed!

While you’re there, shop their gallery and support local artists!

Caliente Hot Glass – 1411 N Hackberry Ste. A



Love Not Labels  

The 1st Annual Love Not Labels variety art show fundraiser will be held at the beautiful, newly renovated Woodlawn Pointe on Saturday, June 9th, in honor of Pride Month. In its’ inaugural year, all proceeds will benefit The Center (LGBTQA), Thrive Youth Center, & Fiesta Youth.

This event, organized by board member Misha Ortiz, will feature some of the best local performers, musicians and artists. There will be an art gallery, artisan/vendor market, nonprofits center, food vendors, spoken word/poetry, dance troupes, burlesque, live theater, drag queens, drag kings, DJs & local bands with merchandise tables.

The art gallery will be set up thru the halls of Woodlawn Pointe from 2pm-8pm. The food vendors, non-profit center & art market will be open from 2-8pm on the grounds of Woodlawn Pointe. Phantom of the Alamo, beginning at 2pm, will start the variety of events being held on the main stage at the Woodlawn Pointe Auditorium.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: After 8PM, some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Mature audiences only after 8pm.

Admission is $7
Cash & credit card donations will be accepted throughout the event.



Fiesta Youth Drag Brunch Fundraiser  

A Sunday Drag Brunch for Fiesta Youth is June 17th at Knockout. Doors open and Brunch Served at 11:30am. The show starts at noon. Enjoy great food, comedy, drag and Mimosas.

Fiesta Youth is San Antonio’s Premier LGBTQ Youth Program. Their hope is to empower youth to build a future where ALL people are accepted and loved as they are.

You can help them achieve that goal, just by enjoying Brunch. Join them for an unlimited buffet, Mimosas and a great show.



Weekly Happenings

Fiesta Youth 

Youth  (Teen)  Meetings  are  held  every Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm  at the University Presbyterian Church, located at 300 Bushnell.

All youth aged 12-18 are welcomed to come join a Fiesta Youth Meeting. The youth meetings were created to provide a safe, non-judgmental, affirming place for all LGBTQ youth. Every Tuesday, the youth meet at UPC to meet new friends, participate in fun games and activities (field trips, too!), and join in on group discussions.


SAFrontRunners
San Antonio Front Runners

A group of GLBTI runners/walkers who get together on Sunday mornings at 9:00 (in the summer). They leave from the garage behind the Witte Museum in Brackenridge Park (Avenue B and Tuleta Drive).


Alamo City Wranglers

The Wranglers are a GLBTQ & Friends Square Dancing Club.

They meet every Thursday, 7:30pm to 9:30pm, at The International Folk & Culture Center at Our Lady of the Lake University, 411 SW 24th St, Building 23 .

You can park in lot B.  **Except the week before IAGSDC convention, Thanksgiving, and the Christmas/New Year holiday weeks.


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If you like to sing and harmonize with others, join the Live Oak Singers (LOS). They practice every Monday at 6:30pm – 9:30pm, at Woodlawn Pointe, 702 Donaldson Ave.

LOS include beginners to those who have degrees in music. They particularly need more female singers. LOS sing a wide variety of music from Broadway, pop, madrigal, country, gospel, barbershop and soft rock.

If you would like to join LOS this season, please let them know via email at (artisticdirector@liveoaksingers.org) so they can make arrangements for an audition time.  You are also welcome to sit in on a few rehearsals prior to auditioning to get to know us a bit prior to auditioning.  New singers will work with the Artistic Director to determine your vocal range, ability to match notes and stay on pitch, and determine your singing part (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass).   You DO NOT need to prepare a solo song for the audition.   Auditions will be held from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm prior to rehearsals starting.

For more information: info@liveoaksingers.org; and facebook.com/liveoaksingers.



Monthly Meetings

Stonewall Democrats (SDSA) meet every third Monday each month at Luther’s Café. Happy Hour starts at 6pm. Meeting starts at 6:30pm and finishes at 8pm. Bring your friends. Everyone is invited. Next Meeting is June 18th.
San Antonio Gender Association (SAGA) meets every first and third Thursdays of the month. Meetings are held from 6pm to 8pm at the MCC Church located at 611 East Myrtle. SAGA offers a welcoming meeting place for transgendered persons and their friends and family who support them. The next meeting is June 7th.
PFLAG San Antonio Meetings are held the first Thursday every month at 7:00pm at the University Presbyterian Church, 300 Bushnell Ave. Next meeting is June 7th.