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July LOL is at SA Country Saloon! We will be dancing to fun music on Thursday, July 18th, beginning at 6:30pm! Come dance, enjoy special drink prices and a tasty finger food buffet! Plus, LOL WILL BE INDOORS! Come Be Cool at LOL!

PLEASE BRING TRAVEL-SIZE TOILETRIES! Thanks!

Live OUT Loud with Ladies On the Loose!



Second Thursdays at The McNay  

Second Thursdays are back! From July 11th through October 10th, come to the McNay for a free live performance by local talent, exhibition tours, family-friendly activities, food trucks, and beer by Real Ale Brewing Company.

Explore the Museum galleries during H-E-B Free General Admission at the McNay from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring your own picnic blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an evening on the grounds of the Museum. Pets on leashes are always welcome.

The McNay Art Museum’s summer exhibition includes Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today. Metropolitan Methodist Hospital will offer free and confidential HIV screenings to our community during Second Thursday events on July 11, August 8, and September 12. For more information, visit mcnayart.org.



Fiesta Noche del Rio   

Fiesta Noche del Rio is San Antonio’s annual iconic cultural performance that takes place at the Arneson River Theatre along the San Antonio River.

Spectators are treated to an artistry of colorfully costumed dancers and rich, lush sounds that bring to life the deep roots that make San Antonio a special place for love and life! It’s the perfect attraction to bring your guests to see! Particularly Enjoy Mariachis and Flamenco Dancing!

2019 Season’s Shows play every Friday & Saturday nights thru August 10th. Shows start at 8:30pm. Next Shows are July 12th & 13th.

Ticket prices:
Adults: $20.00
Seniors (age 60+): $15.00
Children 6 to 14 years: $8.00
(Children under 6 are free!)
Groups of 10 or more: $15.00/person
Groups of 26 or more: $12.00/person
Active & Retired Military: $15.00



Brews & Tunes

Start your Weekend Off With FUN.. Every Friday Evening come downtown to the Main Plaza for LIVE MUSIC, CRAFT BEER, and some TASTY BITES! The next Brews & Tunes is July 12th!

Come to the Blue Star Ice House on Main Plaza and hangout for some BREWS & TUNES! From 5:45pm – 8:45pm each week.

Feel the upbeat downtown energy while you kick-back and hangout at the end of another week. And stick around for the award-winning San Antonio | The Saga!

Now at Blue Star Ice House…NEW BRISKET NACHOS AND PULLED PORK NACHOS are on the menu full-time!

Come grab a bite to eat, enjoy a cold brew and listen to some local tunes this Friday night!



Hedwig and the Angry Inch: A Rock Musical  

Hedwig opened Off-Broadway in 1998 and won the Obie Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical.

The story follows Hedwig Robinson (Roy Thomas), a transgender East German singer of a fictional rock and roll band, who is the victim of a botched sex-change operation which has left him, now her, with just an angry inch. The fourth-wall smashing rock singer’s relentless search for love and her other half is performed in song and monologue in the form of a rock gig backed by her band The Angry Inch. Multi-Award Winning Actress and Director, Morgan Clyde, will play the role of Yitzhak, one of Hedwig’s love interests and singers in the band.

Performances will feature pre-show opening acts from local performance troupes including musicians, street performers, drag artists and burlesque performers. Vendors and local artists will sell their wares and creations in our lobby before and after the show.

The Saturday afternoon performance will be a charity show benefit for Fiesta Youth, Pride San Antonio and American Veterans for Equal Rights. The benefiting charities provide much needed social services benefiting LGBT persons and youth in our community.

A small reception will be held after each performance to meet, greet and network.

When: Thursday-Sunday – July 11th – July 14th

Where: Woodlawn Pointe: A Center of Community
702 Donaldson Avenue (directly opposite Jefferson High School)

Tickets: http://hedwigmusical.brownpapertickets.com

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a co-production of Texas Light Opera and Aria Creative Productions and presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc., New York



Balcones Heights Jazz Festival  

Plan to be at 26th Annual Balcones Heights Jazz Festival for live music by renowned female jazz performers, as well as food and drinks. For the first time in its 26-year history, the 2019 Balcones Heights Jazz Festival is featuring an all-female lineup!

General admission is free and takes place during four consecutive Fridays July 12th, 19th, 26th and August 2nd!

On Friday, July 12th, opening act Wednesday Ball and headliner Ragan Whiteside Music will kick off the Jazz Festival!

Outdoor seating on the amphitheater lawn is free on a first-come, first-serve basis. Food and beverages are available for purchase at a variety of booths, as well as the adjacent food court inside Wonderland of the
Americas.

For more information, visit bhtx.gov. See you there! #BHJazzFest



Cinema on the Plaza at Tobin Center

The Movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will be featured at the H-E-B Cinema on the Plaza – FREE EVENT – Tobin Center | Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza, Friday, July 12th.

This is a free family-friendly event, for all ages!
Movie starts @ 8pm (Plaza will open at 7pm)

Movie Overview: Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

*No outside food or drinks – Concessions are available for purchase (includes full bar).

*BYOC (Chairs) Chairs are provided but attendees are also encouraged to bring their own blankets and portable chairs.

*No pets allowed on the Plaza.



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SoFlo Market

SoFlo Market is on Saturday, July 13th. 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.



Q Connection – LGBTQ Meetup

Looking to get connected to other LGBTQ+ folks or thinking about coming out? Not sure what to do or where to turn for advice and support?

Q Connection is a safe, informal space to listen, discuss and learn, surrounded by community. This group is open to all LGBTQ+ folks, as well as to those who choose to not label themselves and those that support the community!

The next meeting is Monday, July 15th, 6:30pm – 8pm, at The Center – Pride Center San Antonio, 1303 McCullough. Q Connection meets every 3rd Monday of each month at The Center – Pride Center San Antonio!

Facilitated by The Center – Pride Center San Antonio & Jamie Zapata



Mission Marquee Plaza Outdoor Movie Series

This Saturday, July 6th, the FREE showing of Spider Man: Into the Spider Verse at Mission Marquee Plaza! There will be on-site food trucks and entertainment.

The venue opens at 7 p.m. and the movie will start 15 minutes after sunset. The grounds are pet-friendly and on-site parking is available.

Bring your lawn chairs and snacks to enjoy during the movie! This film is brought to you by H-E-B and City of San Antonio World Heritage Office.

July 18 – Pretty in Pink
July 20 – Black Panther
August 3 – The Lego Movie 2
August 15 – Grease
August 17 – Captain Marvel



A Pride Collective: An Exhibit of LGBQT Artists and Allies  

Pride is celebrated all across San Antonio and TexPop returns to its annual Pride Pachanga! This year, the event will be hosted by the always fabulous Felicia Andrews with co-hosts Miami and Indica. Performance artist and DJ, Pink Leche rounds out the evening with special performances by Los MENitrosos!

In TexPop’s gallery, there will be over 20 LGBTQ artists and allies represented with pieces for sale. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to supporting Thrive Youth Center, whose mission is to provide a safe, effective, and supportive center for homeless LGBTQ youth.

The event is happening Friday, July 19th, 7pm – 10pm, at South Texas Museum of Popular Culture, 1017 E Mulberry Ave.



Farmers and Artisans Market

Guests will be able to purchase fresh goods from locally-sourced farmers and browse through a variety of over 25 local artisan vendors. The market is open every third Saturday from 10am – 2pm at Mission Marquee Plaza. The next market day is July 20th.

The Harvey E. Najim Family YMCA will offer a FREE Community Zumba Class onsite at 10 a.m. All fitness levels welcome.

The San Antonio Food Bank will be on-site hosting healthy cooking demos and nutrition education sessions. For the months of May – October, the SAFB will issue & redeem the WIC & Senior Vouchers from the Texas Department of Agriculture (October is redeem only). The markets are certified with the Texas Department of Agriculture, and GO TEXAN certified.

Enjoy live music performances, food trucks, fun family activities, plus much more! The markets are brought to you by the City of San Antonio World Heritage Office and the San Antonio Food Bank. Markets are always FREE, pet-friendly and on-site parking is available.

Schedule:
July 20
August 17
Sept. 21
Oct. 19
Nov. 16 – Holiday Market feat. FrankenBike



The Healing Arts Festival & Market

Jump into Spring at the exclusive showcase event of The Healing Arts Festival & Market at The Rim on Sunday, July 21st from 11am to 6pm, at the Hilton Garden Inn at The Rim, 5730 Rim Pass.

The Healing Arts Festival & Market is San Antonio’s premier showcase of healing arts practitioners and artisans from all modalities!
Discover Reflexology, Sound Tuning, Astrology, Massage, Energy Healing, Reiki, Numerology, Intuitive Counsel, fine natural crystals, handcrafted Art, Jewelry, and Organic body products.

Visit the free and fascinating presentation series which features:
Donation-based Yoga
Circle of Sound with Steve Daniel
Mediumship Demo with Tracy St. Croi and Elaine Ireland
Self Improvement Series with Yuci Edwards
Community Drumming Circle with Michael Enderle

Meet and discover the unlimited power of healing within you at The Healing Arts Festival & Market at The Rim. Hilton Garden Inn 5730 Rim Pass. This held every third Sunday.

Admission and Parking are FREE.



Big Gay Brunch  

Every Sunday at Knockouts from 11:30am – 2:30pm there is a fabulous Brunch Buffet and an entertaining Drag Show hosted by Dena Cass!

On Many Sundays, the proceeds go to a charity or cause. Below is the July schedule:

July 21 – Fiesta Youth Programs

July 28 – Alamo Empire’s charities



Queer Voices Speak

The Center – Pride Center San Antonio – Queer Voices Speak – featuring poetry and spoken word is Thursday, July 25th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, at The Center – Pride Center San Antonio, 1303 McCullough Ave, Ste 160!

Come listen to these powerful voices and share your own on the 4th Thursday of each month!

Limited number of open mic spots available. If you’re interested in sharing your art on this night please email queervoices@pridecentersa.org and indicate if you have a piece you would like to share. They will do their best to accommodate as many “open mic” participants based on the order of registration.

What: Queer Voices Speak
When: Thursday, July 25th, 6:30 PM (4th Thursday of each month)
Where: The Center – Pride Center SA 1303 McCullough Ave. Ste 160
Cost: RSVP Requested – however, the event is Free. Donations will be accepted.

Click Here to RSVP.



Mystic Market – Holistic Fair

Find Balance, clear your Mind, Lift your Spirit and Re-Charge your Body. Metaphysical and Holistic practitioners focused on wellness guidance and tools.

A holistic fair with something for everyone! Held at the Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex on Saturday, July 27th, 11am – 5pm. 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!

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



Trans Power SA Pride Summit  

Trans Power SA is happening Saturday, July 27th, 3pm – 7pm, at the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center.

Trans Power SA is an event focused on enhancing support for our beloved trans community through resource gathering and awareness building. Our trans community experiences pervasive adversity and discrimination in many areas of life, including work, school, and healthcare.

Lead by the trans community and in collaboration with established community-based agencies and institutions, this event will appropriately highlight the need for awareness and education in Bexar County as it relates to acceptance, support, and empowerment of our trans community.



Frida Fest 2019  

Frida Kahlo, a Mexican painter, continues to be admired by so many people around the world. Born on July 6, 1907, in Coyoacán, Mexico, her life was a unique self-creation. To this day, many continue to be mesmerized and inspired by her paintings, her poetry, and her fashion.

To honor her spirit, Que Retro Arts and Curious Twins will host Frida Festival 2019. A two-day celebration. July 27th & 28th, from 12pm to 6pm, at Wonderland Mall of the Americas.

This is the Fourth Annual Frida Festival. It’s a free- family-friendly, indoor event. 

* Free Parking
* Free Admission
* All Ages Welcomed

Attendees can expect to experience a one of a kind community gathering, handmade Artisan Mercado, fashion, music, performances, & culinary traditions, with talent from all around San Antonio and Texas.

Over 90 artisan vendors offering one-of-kind art, and handmade goods. Plus a screening of the “Life and Times of Frida Kahlo”. Plus more.



Southtown First Friday

Southtown First Friday is August 2nd. Come to Southtown for art, music, food and fun. Enjoy the galleries, restaurants and boutiques. Always a Fun Time!



The MarketPlace in Helotes

Saddle up and get ready for The MarketPlace at Old Town Helotes Saturday, August 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.



70th Anniversary Classic Car Show  

Join in an evening of classic cars outside and classic burgers inside at Luther’s Café on Saturday, August 3rd, 5:30pm – 7:30pm.



ACRG Pre-Bout Party  

Join the Alamo City Rollergirls on Friday, August 9th, at Big Hops, 7pm10pm! Big Hops is located at 226 W Bitters Rd, close to Santikos Embassy Theater.

They will be promoting the August 17th bout, with tickets for sale and lots of great ACRG merchandise. Stop by and say hi, talk derby with them.



Weekly Happenings

Free Dance Lessons

For those who want to learn how to dance to C&W music and much more, every Tuesday night, at 7pm, at SA Country Saloon, there are free dance lessons!

Wouldn’t you like to look smooth and coordinated on the dance floor? Well, now you can! Yee Haw!

Next Class is Tuesday, July 16th, 7pm.



Free Zumba at The Center

Free Zumba at The Center is every Tuesday from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Open to all skill levels.

#FreeFitnessTuesday brought to you by The Center in partnership with Health Collaborative and LezRideSA as part of the Healthy Me Healthy We fitness program. The program is FREE and is having a positive impact on San Antonio families.

Next class is Tuesday, July 16th, 6:30pm



Fiesta Youth 

Youth  (Teen)  Meetings  are  held  every Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm  at Woodlawn Pointe located at 702 Donaldson Avenue.  Next Meeting is July 16th.

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.


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San Antonio Front Runners

A group of GLBTI runners/walkers 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.

http://acwranglers.com/


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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 includes 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 July 15th.

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 and safe place for conversation, discussion, and support to transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, genderqueer, and intersex persons and to those who love and support them. Next Meeting is July 18h.

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 July 11th a week later due to the holiday.