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February LOL at Candlelight Coffeehouse, Wine Bar & Cafe was Lots of Fun! We had a big turnout. Thanks to the Candlelight Team for welcoming us! /thanks to Laura Marie for the wonderful entertainment.

Stay tuned for March LOL details.

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

Live OUT Loud with Ladies On the Loose!



San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo February 8th – 25th 

Established in 1949, The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has grown to be one of the largest and most prestigious single events in the city, with over 2 million visitors each year.

List of Upcoming Performances:

February 21 – Jeff Dunham – 7pm
February 22 – Cody Johnson – 7pm
February 23 – Foreigner – 7:30pm
February 24 – LoCash – 1pm
February 24 – Brothers Osborne – 7:30pm

Individual tickets for each PRCA Rodeo and concert may be purchased on the Rodeo mobile app, at sarodeo.com, by phone at 1-877-63-RODEO (76336), at Ticketmaster retail locations, or at the Rodeo Ticket Office (located at the Southwest Corner of the AT&T Center).

Ticket office hours are from Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and are closed on Sundays.



Adulting 101 

Calling all LGBTQ+ 17-24 year olds in and around the San Antonio area!  Are you interested in meeting up with some cool people you can relate to while learning some skills that will help your overall wellness?

Hughes Mendez Foundation (HMF) and UNIFY San Antonio are hosting monthly group sessions where #adulting is the focus of conversation. The meeting is held every third Wednesday at 6:30pm at 722 Isom Rd. The next meeting is Wednesday, February  21st, 6:30pm.

A range of topics from sexual health to mental health and everything in between will be covered. The best part is that you will guide where this group goes based on your suggestions about the skills you want to learn.

**Every third Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm**



38th Annual San Antonio Home & Garden Show  

The San Antonio Home & Garden Show is happening February 23rd- 25th at the Alamodome.

With thousands of square feet of exhibits you’ll find the latest in products and services for everything from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscape displays/materials, kitchenware, and much more.

SHOW HOURS
Friday, Feb. 23 – 2pm-7pm
Saturday, Feb. 24 – 10am-7pm
Sunday, Feb. 25 – 11am-6pm



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, February 24th, 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.

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!

Saturday February 24th 11am -5pm

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



Wholistic Festival
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Wholistic Festival is happening on Sunday, February 25th, 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



Southtown First Friday  

Southtown First Friday is March 2nd. 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, March 3rd! 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.



Alamo Kingdom  

Join the Royal Family of the Alamo Empire as they present the Alamo Kingdom Disney Show Saturday, March 3rd, at 10pm, at Luther’s Cafe.

All Performers are welcomed and all are encouraged to perform their favorite Disney & Muppets Songs.

Benefiting the Charities of the Reign 26, Stand Up for Kids, Thrive Youth Center, Pride Center of San Antonio.



HEB Cinema on the Plaza

Next featured movie at the H-E-B Cinema on the Plaza is on Friday, March 9th, at 8PM, at the Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza | Tobin Center.

Featured Movie is Loving Vincent

This feature-length painted animation — the first film of its kind — explores the life and unusual death of Vincent Van Gogh via depictions of his artworks. Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman.

Free Admission. Plaza opens at 7PM. Movie starts at 8PM

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

Come see what everyone is raving about on Saturday, March 10th, at 1344 South Flores St! Great artists and makers! Savory gourmet food, live music, all with a very urban feel!

Market hours are Saturday from 10am-4pm.

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. The market reoccurs every Second Saturday. Please visit their website at www.soflomarket.com.

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



Spring Cabaret Show- A Festive Night In Song  

The Live Oak Singers, San Antonio’s LGBTQ and friends chorus, are having their Spring Cabaret at Matamoros Restaurante y Cantina on March 11th, 6:00-8:00 pm.

Tickets are available through the Chorus’s website: www.liveoaksingers.org or eventbright

Its time to sing in spring with fun performances at their Cabaret event. Great singers and performers, and amazing food at one of San Antonio’s best local restaurants, Matamoros. Sign up early to get your seat. Space is limited.

Come enjoy good music, food, and beverages!

This event is one of their yearly fundraisers. Thanks for your support.



St. Patrick’s 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)

March 16th – 18th – 11 am -11 pm



Dyeing of the River Green – River Walk  

Each year since 1968 the River Walk is magically transformed into the River Shannon with eco-friendly green dye. This year it is brought to you by Maddogs on March 16th and March 17th at 1pm.

This is a very exciting time to visit the River Walk and watch the amazing transformation. A bagpiper plays on the barge as the river is transformed.

Free viewing available along the entire 2 1/2 mile downtown portion of the River Walk. The color is instantly apparent and intensifies with water movement by the boats. The second-day application creates an even richer color. It’s a great time to sit outdoors on a patio and enjoy a pint, or two…



Bud Light St. Patrick’s Day Festival  

St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated on the River Walk since 1968 as a joint project by the San Antonio River Walk Association and the Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas. This tradition continues today. It’s happening March 16th & 17th, noon – 8pm on both days, at La Vilita and Arneson River Theater.

Green Bud Light will be sold at the Arneson River Theatre along with Irish and other ethnic foods. Festival entertainment includes a family-friendly interactive activity called Passport to Ireland.

Other festival activities include face-painting, henna artistry, caricatures, photo booth, Irish novelty items for sale and officially-licensed River Walk merchandise plus a bunch of new activities in between the musical entertainment.



St Patrick’s Day River Parade  

On Saturday, March 17th, 4pm – 6pm, a procession of 14 decorated floats filled with Irish entertainment can be viewed from anywhere on the parade route. Several bagpipers will grace the floats along with other entertainers.

This event started in 1968 and has been organized by the San Antonio River Walk Association and the Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas since that time.

This parade is free!



St. Patrick’s Day Block Party  

San Antonio’s Biggest and Baddest Irish Celebration is at Sparky’s Pub on Saturday, March 17th, 9pm – 2am.

Join in the fun…Drink Green Beer, Cocktails, Irish Whisky, Green Beer, Great Treats and…. Green Beer.



March Madness Music Festival  

It’s the loudest 72 hours of music, right in the heart of San Antonio at the Alamodome. Enjoy the sounds and sunshine in downtown San Antonio March 30th – April 1st.

Pack your sunglasses and sandals for this must see festival. Brought to you by NCAA Corporate Champions and Partners, March Madness Music Festival typically starts in the late afternoon and will jam on into the evening.

The music fest is FREE and open to fans of all ages.

March 30th – 4pm
March 31st – 2pm
April 1st – 3pm

The 2018 March Madness Music Festival line up is still in the works, but with past artists such as Aerosmith, The Chainsmokers, Maroon 5, Bruce Springsteen, The Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney, Fergie, Rihanna, Imagine Dragons and Kings of Leon you’ll want to come down early to save your spot.



Weekly Happenings

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, 6:30pm, at Picante Grill, 3810 Broadway. Everyone is invited. Next Meeting is February 19th.
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 March 1st.
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 March 1st.