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LOL will be at the always popular Candlelight Coffeehouse, Wine Bar & Café, 3011 N Saint Mary’s St, on Thursday! We all have fond experiences and memories hanging out at Candlelight!

Come enjoy siting on the patio listening to live entertainment by the very talented Wednesday Ball! She will be performing a wonderful selection of songs that everyone will enjoying listening and moving to. A special Beer and Wine station will be set-up outside for convenience. 

PLEASE REMEMBER…Bring travel-size toiletries, hygiene products and baby items to donate to victims of Hurricane Harvey. Thanks!

Live OUT Loud with Ladies On the Loose!



Coffee Talk – Kick-Off  

“Coffee Talk” Support Group Kick-Off Night is Wednesday, September 20th, 6:30pm- 8:30pm.

UNIFY will be hosting two very important monthly support groups in the El HOT Spot Café, 722 Isom Rd.  Come to this event to find out more, network with others, participate in some lively activities, win door prizes, and have tons of fancy coffee!

College Students: Bring your school ID to be entered into a special door prize!!!!

The BeHuman Campaign will hold its monthly Transgender Support Group every 1st Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm.

The Hughes Mendez Foundation will hold its monthly “Adulting 101” LGBT Young Adult Support Group every 3rd Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm.



Queer Queens of Qomedy Returning To San Antonio  

The  Queer Queens of Qomedy  starring  Jen Kober,  Poppy Champlin  and  Sandra Valls are performing  Wednesday,  September 20th,  at  the  LOL  Comedy  Club  in  North  Park  Plaza,  at 7:30 PM. 

The original Queer Queen of Qomedy, Poppy Champlin, is producing a three-city Texas tour that goes from San Antonio to Houston to Dallas.

From Showtime’s’ Fierce and Funny Females to knocking out Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Jen Kober is doing it all as well as headlining this returning LGBTQ comedy show.  Kober began her journey in Lake Charles LA. She bounded onto the national stage bringing crowds to their feet with her original blend of stand-up, story telling and improvised rock and roll comedy.  Other credits include Stand-up Sit-down with George Lopez, Twisted Tuesdays with Kevin Hart, and she is currently on NPRs’ tour called Snap Judgment.

Poppy Champlin is the sparkling and energetic creator and host of The Queer Queens of Qomedy and has appeared on Showtime, LOGO, VH-1, Comedy Central, Oprah, and won the title of America’s Funniest Real Woman on The Joan Rivers Show. She is a regular performer in P-town and on Olivia and Atlantis cruises.

The third reigning queen is Laredo Native Sandra Valls.  Sandra was voted by Latina Magazine and Curve Magazine one of the top 10 funniest and bad ass comics to watch out for.  Valls is on two Showtime specials as well as having appearances on Comics Unleashed and BET’s Comic View.

Some of the proceeds from the show will be going to the local PRIDE Center and to the Hurricane Relief Efforts. Come and enjoy these veteran comics who Guarantee to Make Y’all Laugh!

Tickets are $25 for General admission and $35 for VIP, which includes preferred seating, a meet and greet with the comedians before the show with cheese and wine.

For Tickets Go To: https://www-lolsanantonio-com.seatengine.com//shows/60639



The Peddler Show  

The Peddler Show returns to the Alamo City September 22nd – 24th at the Alzafar Shrine on N Loop 1604. The show features a one of a kind market where you can shop from talented designers, artisans, creators and craftsmen from all over the country!

Shop the latest in women’s and kids’ fashions, trendy totes and handbags, designer inspired jewelry, home décor and so much more! With customization and personalization onsite, you can find anything and everything you need at The Perfect Street of Shops at the San Antonio Shrine Auditorium! It’s THE Texas Shopping Tradition… It’s The Peddler Show in San Antonio!

Fri: 12pm-6pm
Sat: 9am-6pm
Sun: 11am-4pm



Free Starlight Movies in the Gardens  

Back by popular demand, free classic movies at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens return this fall! The series launches Friday, September 22th, at 6:30pm, with On the Waterfront, starring Marlon Brando.

On Friday, October 13th enjoy the classic horror-thriller film, The Birds, produced by Alfred Hitchcock.

Picnics, blankets and lawn chairs encouraged!

Starlight Movies in the Garden is underwritten by Vincent Enriquez.



Jazz in the Garden   

Jazz in the Garden is back under the gazebo outside the Jingu House at the Japanese Tea Garden.

The fall series kicks off on Friday, September 22nd, at 6:30 p.m. with food, drinks and live music from the Austin-based band Grupo Massa.

The event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Limited seating is available but guests are welcome to bring portable lawn chairs. No outside food or beverages are permitted.

Proceeds from food and beverages benefit preserving and maintaining the beautiful historic Japanese Tea Garden.

This event is made possible by the San Antonio Parks Foundation, Fresh Horizons Creative Catering, and media sponsor KRTU Jazz 91.7



ICONS  

Jade Esteban Estrada is performing in the solo musical comedy “ICONS: The Lesbian & Gay History of the World, Vol. 1” at Woodlawn Pointe. The show runs for two nights on Friday and Saturday this week – Woodlawn Pointe, 702 Donaldson Avenue.

To reserve a seat, book through http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3090348



26th Annual Run & Walk for AIDS  

San Antonio AIDS Foundation’s 26th annual Run & Walk for AIDS, 5-k run/2-mile walk is happening Saturday, September 23rd, at 7am, at the Wheatley Heights Sports Complex.

This year, the event route begins and ends at Wheatley Heights Sports Complex, running along the Salado Creek Greenway. All registrants will receive a participant packet containing the official event T-shirt, coupons and promo items. Participants will also have complimentary refreshments provided by several local vendors, information and activity booths, DJ music and more – all in a colorful, festival-like setting.

Visit RunWalkforAIDS.org for more info and registration

7:00 a.m. – Same-day registration
7:30 a.m. – 5 K race begins
8:30 a.m. – 2-mile walk begins
10:30 a.m. – Post-walk and run reception



Mercado O’liva
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The monthly open air market has amazing artists, artisans, and crafters along with great culinary and creative line-ups!

  • The Mission-Area Market is held every 2nd and 4th Saturdays at Mission Marquee, 1300 Roosevelt. Next market days are September 23rd and October 14th & 28th..
  • The Downtown Market is held the first Saturday of the month at the Spanish Governor’s Palace, 105 Plaza de Armas in Downtown. Next market day is October 7th from 10am – 2pm.

Free & Open to the Public.



4th Annual Ho-Down

SA Country Saloon invites everyone to their 4th Annual Ho-Down on Saturday, September 23rd from 2pm – Midnight (Bar is open until 2am). It’s an event where the community comes together to celebrate life and have a good old time. There will be lots of food, retail, info/charity, and game booths.

Ivy Designs presents the Ho-Down Show-Down! Come see all the wonderful costumes custom created for this nautical event. Featuring guest designer Ashly Horn-Nott from Houston. There will be Drag Queen performances by January Winters, Karma Kouture, Ada Vox and Jaeda Secura, vocal stylings of Keiya Harlan and Carrie Haynes, photography by LeighJansmaArtistry, raffle prices and more! Show will take place at SA Country Saloon at 7:00pm.

Following the Fashion Show, if you like contests, make sure to watch Alayna Marquez and her Comedy Show. There will be many prizes and giveaways.

There will be so much going on. Come join the fun at SA Country!



Southtown Cinema  

Sister Act is the featured free movie, Saturday, September 23rd, at Hemisfair’s Southtown Cinema!The movie starts at sundown, usually around 8:30 p.m. Food and drink vendors will be on-site.

Sister Act: A worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in. (PG)

Southtown Cinema is sponsored by Carvana and hosted by Hemisfair and our community partner Slab Cinema. Thanks to our awesome sponsor for bringing this great FREE event to Hemisfair and our community.



Miss Luther’s Café Pageant  

Luther’s has been around for over 65 years and at the present corner for 45 years. Join in the historical event of the crowning of the First Queen of the Corner on Sunday, September 24th, 8pm – 11pm.

Reservations are available on their website www.LuthersCafe.com, in the APP or by calling the restaurant.
If you want to enter, packets are online at http://www.lutherscafe.com/missluthersapplication.pdf



Coffee & Commerce  

Start your day with the San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce! Explore & Connect and Learn, at their quarterly Coffee & Commerce on Thursday, September 28th, 8am – 9:30am, at the El Tropicano Hotel.

Please join the Chamber as they welcome the Mayor’s newly appointed LGBT Community Liaison, Juany Torres and to hear
San Antonio’s Office of Equity present on the Non-Discrimination Ordinance. Juany Torres, currently serves as senior policy advisor and director of community engagement in the Office of San Antonio’s Mayor Ron Nirenberg.

Register now… Members: $22 and Non-Members: $27



Fall Home & Garden Show  

Fall Home & Garden Show is being held on September 29th – October 1st at the Alamodome. Turn your home and garden dreams into reality! With thousands of square feet of exhibits you’ll find the latest in products and services. Everything from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscape displays/materials, kitchenware, and much more.



The MarketPlace

antiques Saddle up and get ready for The MarketPlace at Old Town Helotes Saturday, October 7th! 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.



Sunday Jazz at the Witte

Sunday Jazz is back for another exciting season at the Witte Museum. Enjoy the 13th Season in the newly opened New Witte campus for a relaxing afternoon listening to jazz under the pecan trees of the Will Smith Amphitheater. Food and beverages are available for purchase from Picante Grill.

Next Performance is Sunday, October 8th, featuring Adrian Ruiz Quartet

Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. All performances are 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. In case of rain, the concert moves indoors to the Prassel Auditorium. Museum galleries close at 5:00 p.m. Sunday Jazz at the Witte is included with museum general admission. Admission is free for Witte and KRTU members. Schedule is subject to change.



Fall Artisan Show 

Artisans display and sell their beautiful handmade merchandise along the San Antonio River Walk. Artisans are different for each show but usually include pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork and more. The show is free to attend. River Walk extension (close to the Chamber of Commerce building and Shops at Rivercenter)

October 13th – 15th – Opening day: 11 am -11 pm, Middle Day: 10 am – 11 pm and Final Day: 10 am – 8 pm



HEB Cinema on the Plaza

Next featured movie at the H-E-B Cinema on the Plaza is on Friday, October 13th, at 8PM, at the Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza | Tobin Center.

Featured Movie is Beauty and the Beast (2017).

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, October 14th, at 1344 South Flores St! Great artists and makers! Savory gourmet food, live music, all with a very urban feel! Market hours are 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!



2nd Annual Latino Pride Festival  

Come enjoy San Antonio’s Second Annual Latino PRIDE Festival in honor of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day! It’s happening Saturday October 14th, 11am – 6pm, at Market Square, 514 W. Commerce.

Come out and enjoy music, food, and fun as we celebrate coming together as a community to fight against the epidemic. The event is free to attend and open to all ages!



Wholistic Festival
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Wholistic Festival is happening on Sunday, October 15th, 11am – 5pm, 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



4th Annual Halloween Hocus Pocus   

Get ready for a spooktacular Halloween extravaganza to benefit Fiesta Youth, San Antonio’s premier LGBT teen and young adult support program.

DATE:   Saturday, October 21st
TIME:   7:30 p.m. to midnight
LOCATION: Arbor House Inn & Suites, 109 Arciniega

This year’s Halloween costume party includes, beer, wine, specialty cocktails, treats and sweets, DJ and dancing, costume contest, raffle, and street vendors. All for the low price of $25 per person in advance or $35.00 at the door! (21 and over only please).



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 October 16th.
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 September 21st.
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 October 5th.