June 8-10, 2012
The Texas Folklife Festival was modeled after the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival, which was held in Washington, D.C. in 1968. On behalf of the Institute of Texan Cultures (which was built as part of the Texan Pavilion for the 1968 World’s Fair), O.T. Baker attended the first Smithsonian Folklife Festival and returned home with big plans—to replicate the event in San Antonio. And the wheels were set in motion. For more info >>
June 12, 2012 5:30pm-7:30pm
Curious about the urban lifestyle? Thinking about downsizing? Looking to move closer to work? Think Centro! Downtown Tuesday is a great opportunity to explore the center city. You can park for FREE*, eat at some of the best restaurants, shop til you drop and NOW you can also tour one of the great urban residential spaces that many are calling home.
June 13, 2012 6:00pm-7:30pm
Join Team Better Block for a walkthrough of the project site and a volunteer orientation.
June 15, 2012 7pm-10pm
Sixty-Day, 12,000-Mile Tour Begins June 5th & Will Reach 60 Cities - including San Antonio. 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of Silver Oak, one of Napa's most iconic wineries. To celebrate, members of the Silver Oak family will embark on the Silver Oak Tower Tour - a cross country journey to meet customers in person, stopping in sixty cities across the country to host celebratory wine tastings and showcase four decades of the Silver Oak tradition. The Tower Tour will be at the Historic Sunset Station in San Antonio on Friday, June 15th, and Ruth's Chris Steak House will be celebrating with a Silver Oak Wine Dinner in the Downtown Wine Cellar that evening at 7 PM. Join us in the Wine Cellar for a very special evening! Savor fine cuisine prepared by Chef Chris Brooks and paired with the award winning wine of Silver Oak Cellars. There will be limited seating and reservations are required; the price is $150 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made online (www.ruthschrisSA.com) or contact 210.227.8847. The incredible menu will feature special dishes prepared exclusively for this event.
June 18-24, 2012
The San Antonio Film Festival showcases film from around the world while nurturing, fostering, and developing filmmakers of all ages. For more info >>
June 19, 2012
A Downtown Alliance members ONLY event.
June 19, 2012 5:30pm-7:30pm
The RiverTini Pour-Off is an annual competition featuring some of the city’s top bars and restaurants mixing specialty martinis that reflect the fresh and lively spirit of the San Antonio River. Sponsored by the Hyatt Regency San Antonio and Republic National Distributing Company, all proceeds from the event benefit the San Antonio River Foundation. The event raises funds for the San Antonio River Foundation and celebrates the on-going efforts to bring recreation, public art and educational opportunities along the San Antonio River expansions, the Mission Reach and the Museum Reach. For more info and tickets, visit www.rivertini.com.
June 23, 2012 10am-12pm
A mural by Jesse Trevino and Elizabeth Rodriguez at the Casa Navarro State Historic Site will be unveiled to the public on Saturday. It depicts life in that very area more than 100 years ago. According to the site’s caretakers, old census records show San Antonio was divided into barrios and the one where Casa Navarro is located was known as Laredito. The reception is 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Casa Navarro, 228 S. Laredo St. Call (210) 226-4801 for more information.
June 24, 2012 2pm-5:30pm
Back by popular demand, local firefighters will participate in the ultimate barbeque throwdown in hopes of claiming the title for best barbeque recipe. The Second Annual Firefighter Q Off is scheduled for Sunday, June 24th from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Q on the Riverwalk, located inside the Hyatt Regency Hotel.