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This Weekend in San Antonio 12/8-12/10

Thursday, December 7, 2017   /   by Jones Real Estate Team

This Weekend in San Antonio 12/8-12/10

KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES

 

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SAN ANTONIO ATTRACTIONS

 

MUSEUMS:                                                                                       GOLF:

Briscoe Western Art Museum                                                            The Golf Club of Texas

San Antonio Missions                                                                        The Quarry

San Antonio Museum of Art                                                               Cedar Creek

Texas Transportation Museum                                                         

Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio                                   THEME PARKS:

The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum                                                      Six Flags Fiesta Texas

The Witte Museum                                                                             SeaWorld San Antonio

Institute of Texan Cultures                                                                 Morgan’s Wonderland

 

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FRIDAY EVENTS

 

LITERARY HAPPY HOUR

Friday | 5pm-7pm | Sentenia Vera Cultural Hub | Free

Edna Campos Gravenhorst will discuss publishing books on local history and will be signing her latest book, San Antonio's Historic Market Square. A storyteller of working-class Americans, Campos Gravenhorst encourages writers to record their history in their own voice.

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CHULITA VINYL CLUB TEHAN XMAS PARTY

Friday | 10pm | Betty’s Battalion | $3

Returning to San Antonio for their three year anniversary party, Texas favorites the Chulita Vinyl Club are hosting a special Tejana Xmas party! Now a national network, CVC has been making waves all over the states with affiliations up and down the West coast and throughout Texas. Support for the club has come from all over including National Public Radio, The Los Angeles Times, and Texas Monthly.

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SATURDAY EVENTS

 

THOUSAND OAKS 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Saturday | 10am-1pm |Thousands Oak Branch Library | Free

This branch of the public library will be celebrating 30 years in San Antonio with family-friendly music, food, crafts and more.

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THE ARTIST AWAKENS: STAR WARS THEMED ART SHOW

Saturday | 6pm-12am | Santa Maria Social Club | $7

Santa Maria Social Club’s BYOB Star Wars-themed group show includes work from more than a dozen artists, limited edition T-shirts, beats by DJ FM, Latin-American fare for purchase from These Guys food truck and photo ops with Vader Claus — cosplay encouraged.

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GOOD MARKET

Saturday | 10am-4pm | The Impact Guild | Free

The Impact Guild hosts a collection of socially conscious vendors featuring local artisans, ethical fashion, fair trade goods and purpose-built businesses.

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HOLIDAY FINE ART MINIATURE SHOW

Saturday | 4pm-8pm | Carriage House Gallery of Artists | Free

This event will showcase fine art from the gallery artists with their "Miniature Show." Guests can vote on their favorite small painting while mingling with the artists and enjoying wine and holiday fare.

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HOME ALONE SCREENING

Saturday | 5pm-8pm | Greenline Park | Free

Brooks is hosting a free outdoor movie night featuring Home Alone. City Base Entertainment will provide popcorn. Bring your own chairs and blankets, movie starts at dusk.

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HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS SCREENING

Saturday | 5pm-10pm | Pickrell Park | Free

Slab Cinema presents a free outdoor screening of the 2000 adaptation, starring Jim Carrey, of Dr. Seuss' classic children's book about the mysterious Grinch intent on ruining Christmas for the unsuspecting town of Whoville. Grinch-themed arts and crafts activities will be included.

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SUNDAY EVENTS

 

IMAGES OF CARRIE: REMEMBERING A PRINCESS

Sunday | 11am-4pm | San Antonio Public Library – Central Library | Free

Central Library celebrates the life and work of Carrie Fisher with a one-day pop-up exhibit featuring fan art and photography, plus a screening of her penultimate movie appearance as Princess Leia — cosplay encouraged.

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FROZEN MOVIE PARTY SPECTACULAR

Sunday | 3pm | Aztec Theatre | $9-15

The Aztec revisits Disney’s animated blockbuster following a fearless princess who sets off on a journey alongside a rugged iceman, his loyal pet reindeer and a naive snowman to find her estranged sister, whose icy powers have inadvertently trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Diehard fans of the film won’t want to miss the pre-show VIP Princess Party hosted by Elsa and Anna characters with craft activities, gift bags, snacks, drinks, and photo ops.

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WEEKEND-LONG EVENTS

 

GIRL YOU CAN

Friday & Saturday | 1pm-5pm | Michael and Noémi Neidorff Art Gallery

Inspired by chance encounters during a recent residency in Berlin, artist Jennifer Ling Datchuk employs neon lights, synthetic hair, porcelain, photography, and video to explore Asian-American identity.

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HOLIDAY ARTISAN SHOW

Friday 11am-11pm | Saturday 10am-11pm | Sunday 10am-8pm | Riverwalk Extension | Free

Vendors display and sell handmade merchandise along the San Antonio River Walk. Products include pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork and more.

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OPEN HOLIDAY MARKET

Friday & Saturday 11am-7pm | Sunday 12pm-6pm | Book Building | Free

OPEN is an initiative of the Center City Development and Operations Department (CCDO) in partnership with property owners and retailers to offer local entrepreneurs a no-cost short-term lease in vacant downtown properties. The program activates vacant properties by introducing new, creative, and temporary retail locations with visual aesthetic. OPEN creates an environment that engages customers and authenticates downtown as a vibrant urban space, ready for long-term investment.

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LA PASTORELA

Friday & Saturday 7:30pm-9pm | Sunday 2:30-4pm | San Antonio Mennonite Church | $10

La Pastorela is a centuries-old Mexican tradition of recreating the biblical passage where the shepherds follow the Star of Bethlehem to find the newborn Christ. The Archangel, San Miguel, and the devil, Luzbel, make a wager on the unmanageable shepherds and the fun begins. This modern twist on the comedic bilingual play celebrates the season with themes of hope, joy and peace.

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KRIS KRINGLE ART WALK AND MARKET

Saturday 10am-6pm | Sunday 12pm-6pm | Wonderland of the Americas | Free

Local artists will showcase handmade merchandise for purchase. Featuring local school carolers throughout the weekend and a gift-wrapping table by a local non-profit.

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SAN ANTONIO VINTAGE EXPO

Saturday 10am-5pm | Sunday 11am-5pm | Austin Highway Event Center | $5

The San Antonio Vintage Expo hosts two days of shopping for "unique and unusual treasures in San Antonio" in one location. Guests can shop old items, vintage pieces, collectibles and more. Santa will be available all weekend for free photos, and swing dance lessons will be offered each day. "Mike in the Morning" will also be on site recording live for his radio show.

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HOLIDAYS IN BLOOM

Now-Dec 31st | 9am-5pm | San Antonio Botanical Garden | $9-12

The Garden will feature holiday-themed displays through the end of the year with garlands, red ribbons and other holiday decorations.

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TAMAL-FILLED WEEKEND

Saturday 12pm-6pm | Sunday 11am-6pm | Multiple Locations | Free

Corn husks will line the streets of San Antonio this weekend as masa-fanatics take on three new tamal-centric events. Bring your stretchy pants.

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THE POLAR EXPRESS SCREENING

Friday 6pm | Saturday 8pm | Tobin Center for the Performing Arts | Free

H-E-B Cinema on the Plaza presents the Christmas classic film, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg.

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SPORTS

 

SAN ANTONIO SPURS VS. BOSTON CELTICS

Friday | 8:30pm | AT&T Center | $50+

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WEATHER

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