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The biggest things happening in San Antonio this holiday season

Here are the dates and occasions to circle in your calendar for the ultimate months of the 2022.

SAN ANTONIO — Sleigh bells ring… are you listenin’?

OK, so possibly it’s kind of too early to full embrace the Christmas spirit, particularly as San Antonio remains to be reaching the 90s each day. But it is not too early to start out planning for an Alamo City fall and winter that can see loads of main performing acts coming to city, to say nothing of the native festivities, displays and artistry. 

It’s simple to get overwhelmed by all of the choices at your fingertips for a day out with the household or a date evening along with your vital different. We’ve sifted by the exhaustive listing of upcoming occasions to slender things right down to a helpful information of the 22 biggest happenings in San Antonio arts and leisure, from the comedic acts to the cultural celebrations. 


An enormous new set up at Southtown’s Ruby City is now open for guests to see dozens of works in individual, a few of them on view for the primary time. The ethos behind “Tangible/Nothing” is to showcase “how the invisible or the seemingly mundane can reveal great meaning,” the gallery says, and to emphasise how easy sights can include a wellspring of concepts. 

“Tangible/Nothing” is now on show. Admission to Ruby City is free.


It’s a present match for south Texas, and you’ll catch it this month. 

“Selena Maria Sings” tells the story of a younger musician navigating life after the lack of her brother, whereas additionally exploring regional icon Selena Quintanilla’s legacy of empowerment, individuality and creativity. It’s not solely a brand new story, however an intergenerational one written by a Corpus Christi playwright whose connection to Selena goes again to her childhood. 

Running now by Oct. 2, at Magik Theatre. Tickets obtainable here.


Contemporary hits, Christmastime fables and Tony-nominated musicals are coming to downtown over the subsequent few months as a part of the newest Broadway in San Antonio season.

It kicks off with a September run of “Hadestown,” a modernization of legendary tragedies that has drawn reward and accolades throughout the nation. Later in the year, “The Life and Times the Temptations” and “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical” will grace the Majestic stage. 

“Hadestown” runs Sept. 13 to Sept. 18; purchase tickets here. “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations” runs Oct. 11 to Oct. 16; purchase tickets here. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical” runs Nov. 29 to Dec. 4; tickets to go on sale later.


San Antonio goes all out for Hispanic Heritage Month, planning a month’s value of festivities starting from culinary celebrations to musical fiestas. Families could have a chance to observe “La Bamba” beneath the celebrities, deliver out their aggressive spirit with a sport or two of Loteria, try mariachi festivals and get a style of folklorico dance—and that is simply the beginning. 

“Fiestas Patrias” 2022 kicks off Sept. 15 and lasts till Oct. 15. Find a full rundown of occasions here.


Late-night cabaret reveals are returning to the Woodlawn Theater this fall, giving patrons an opportunity to expertise intimate tune and dance whereas additionally serving to to facilitate the group’s impending relocation to the previous house of Santikos Bijous cinema at Wonderland of the Americas. 

September 23, Oct. 8 and Oct. 22. Tickets will be bought at the theatre for $5.


This fall will deliver the beginning of a historic twenty fifth season for Musical Bridges Around the World, the San Antonio group which helps make classical music and worldwide efficiency extra accessible to the neighborhood. 

Not all MBAW occasions are made equal. Case in level: The first occasion of the season (Sept. 25), a present combining the musical, comedic and performative abilities of Duo Baldo for a dynamic evening. Later concert events will deliver a Slovokian quartet identified for enjoying each classical and modern melodies, in addition to a German vocal ensemble impressed by centuries of choral milestones. 

Events on Sept. 25, Oct. 30 and Dec. 4, at San Fernando Cathedral. Admission is free, however tickets must be secured early.


The Briscoe’s upcoming “A Life in the Wild” exhibit will grant guests the chance to see the pure world by the eyes of Thomas Mangelsen, a famend conservationist and photographer whose work has been showcased in the Smithsonian. 

Runs Sept. 30 by Jan. 29, on the Briscoe Western Art Museum. Included with general admission.


Have you heard? The San Antonio Symphony is again… kind of. 

The musicians of the defunct group have reorganized because the San Antonio Philharmonic to maintain the melodies of orchestral music coming in the Alamo City. Among their introduced slate of reveals: Live music impressed by the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Tristan and Isolde, and the trajectory of American dance genres. 

Visit the philharmonic’s Facebook page for info on dates and ticket costs.


The arrival of the calendar’s spookiest month may even deliver a deal with for literature followers in the Hill Country. The Boerne Book and Arts Festival is slated for Oct. 1, and can contains actions for teenagers, stay readings and panel discussions with authors on matters starting from the numerous ladies of NASA to Texas myths. 

Among the pageant’s featured company: Austin-born fiction author Sarah Bird; former astronaut-turned-author Eileen Collins; and Texas kids’s writer Chris Mullen. 

October 1, at Boerne’s foremost plaza. Free to attend.


Ahead of the discharge of the brand new Hollywood film about his life, Weird Al Yankovic will deliver his satirical model and parody-rific songs to the Majestic Theatre as a part of the “Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour.” As applicable a reputation as any for the maestro of melodic mocking. 

October 4 at 7:30 p.m., on the Majestic Theater. Tickets start at $39.50.


Iconic tales meet majestic choreography when Ballet San Antonio deliver “Cinderella” and “The Nutcracker” to thrilling, pirouetting life in the approaching months. The latter present options dozens of native youngster performers taking the Tobin Center stage to inform the story of a younger woman’s battle towards the Mouse King. (Those searching for a extra interactive tackle “The Nutcracker,” in the meantime,” ought to circle Nov. 19 on their calendars.) 

“Cinderella” will run Oct. 14 to Oct. 16 on the Tobin, whereas “The Nutcracker” runs Dec. 2 to Dec. 11. Tickets for both shows begin at $36.


Upcoming displays at two Alamo City museums will discover the parallel ripple results and trajectories of various cultures. 

At the San Antonio Museum of Art, “The Legacy of La Malinche” will characteristic the deepest exhibition but curated for the eponymous La Malinche, an indigenous woman who performed a key function in Cortes’s conquests for Spain, laying the inspiration of “global politics for centuries to come.”

Over on the McNay, the experiences of Black Americans will likely be showcased in the exhibit “True Believers: Benny Andrews & Deborah Roberts,” themed round activism, household and racial injustice. 

“Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche” runs Oct. 14 to Jan. 8. “True Believers: Benny Andrews & Deborah Roberts” runs Oct. 6 to Jan. 22. Both displays are included with normal admission.


An uniquely indulgent San Antonio occasion, the 14th annual version of the Mole Festival, organized by Centro Cultural Aztlan, returns Oct. 20. Various native eating places will showcase their very own spin on the sauce, whereas hungry company will likely be charged with voting for his or her favourite. Live music may even be available, in addition to crafts and jewellery distributors. 

October 20 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Centro Cultural Aztlan. Tickets are $40.


Those who’ve watched iconic entertainers Steve Martin and Martin Short as two-thirds of the favored “Only Murders in the Building” troupe could have an opportunity to chortle together with them in individual. The present finds the duo poking enjoyable at showbiz, Hollywood and one another, and can come to San Antonio in October. 

October 23 at 7:30 p.m., on the Majestic. Tickets start at $69.50.


San Antonio is making an attempt out one thing new with its Dia de los Muertos celebration this year, organizing a rebranded tackle the holiday by way of the SpiritLandia River Parade, which is able to stream nationally. The occasion is ready for Oct. 27, whereas the west aspect’s Centro Cultural Aztlan will proceed to carry its extra conventional occasion on Nov. 2, full with ofrendas, crafts and pan de muerto.


The 1925 silent horror movie “The Phantom of the Opera” will likely be screened and given eerie new life by a stay rating by Emmy-winning organist and composer Dorothy Papadakos. Attendees are encourage to lean into the enjoyable with costumes worthy of the Lon Chaney-starring traditional. 

October 28 at 7 p.m., at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Admission will likely be free.


Sir Elton John, in the end, brings his extended “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour to San Antonio. The Rocket Man himself is ready to take over the Alamodome Oct. 29, the place hundreds of Texas followers are anticipated to converge to recollect when rock was younger. 

October 29 at 8 p.m., on the Alamodome. Tickets obtainable here.


The AT&T Center crew ought to in all probability ensure that the power’s ceiling is bolted down tight; it is in hazard of getting blown off when Grammy-winning throwback rock ‘n roll act Greta van Fleet performs there in early November. Drawing comparisons to Led Zeppelin, the Michigan-based quartet is touring following the discharge of their newest album, “The Battle at Garden’s Gate,” final year. 

November 5 at 7 p.m, on the AT&T Center. Tickets obtainable here.


Renowned comic, widespread actor and memorable awards present presenter Chris Rock will take the stage in San Antonio for not one, not two, however three nights in mid-November. The “Ego Death Tour” is his first in 5 years, and the primary because the launch of his Netflix particular “Tamborine” in 2018. 

November 10 to Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. every evening, on the Majestic. Tickets start at $49.75.


One of the area’s biggest showcases of latest artwork – an exhibit spanning dance performances, movie, music, poetry, theatre and large installations in the center of the Alamo City – returns the night of Nov. 19. 

After organising store at Hemisfair the previous couple of years, the 2022 Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival will traverse a bit of downtown stretching from the Tobin Center to Travis Park. 

November 19, from 6 p.m. to midnight, downtown. Free to the public


The Yanaguana Indian Arts Festival – that includes crafts, storytelling and stay performances from indigenous cultures – returns to Briscoe on Nov. 19. Among the forms of arts showcased on the family-friendly occasion: basket-weaving, portray, pottery, carving and cooking. 

November 19, from 10 a.m. to five p.m., on the Briscoe Western Art Museum. Free to attend. 


A strong debut year for the south side’s Tech Port Arena continues with two nights of head-banging, guitar-thrashing heavy metal courtesy of Judas Priest. If you think it won’t be a loud time at the relatively new venue, you’ve got another thing comin’. 

November 22 and Nov. 23, at 8 p.m., at Tech Port Center + Arena. Tickets start at $55.50.

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