SAN ANTONIO (MARCH 12, 2018)- This week’s featured Tricentennial events celebrate our City’s Canary Islands heritage with a special dance workshop from the International Folk Cultural Center. The Carver Cultural Center will also unveil their contribution to the ongoing Common Currents art exhibit, featuring art inspired by the years 1918 – 1967.
Residents and visitors can explore the official events calendar and sort events by day, time, council district or county precinct at www.sanantonio300.org. The official Tricentennial magazine also features a complete listing of events through the end of the year and is available for free at H-E-B stores and Jim’s Restaurants throughout the city.
Featured Tricentennial Events Week of March 12 - 18, 2018
MARCH 12 & 13: DANCES OF THE CANARY ISLAND
Join the International Folk Cultural Center for a free special workshop on dances from the Canary Islands with an instructor from Tenerife.
COMMON CURRENTS: CARVER CULTURAL CENTER EXHIBIT OPENS MARCH 15
Six downtown artist-centric organizations: Artpace San Antonio, Blue Star Contemporary, Carver Community Cultural Center, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, the Mexican Cultural Institute, and the Southwest School of Art, will partner to present an exhibition that will illuminate the 300 years of their hometown’s history. Common Currents is a diverse, encyclopedic showcase of San Antonio’s history as told and rewritten by more than 300 visual and performing artists, invited to participate by their peers, and presented over 6 venues. Hours: Opening night for each venue is 6 – 8 p.m. All other days are regular business hours. Exhibits are now open at Artpace San Antonio (1718 – 1767) and Blue Star Contemporary (1768 – 1817).
Hours: Opening night for each venue is 6 – 8 p.m. All other days are regular business hours.
Artpace San Antonio: January 18 – March 4
445 N. Main Ave., 78205
Exhibit: 1718 – 1767
Blue Star Contemporary: February 1 – May 7
116 Blue Star, 78204
Exhibit: 1768 – 1817
Southwest School of Art: February 15 – April 22
300 Augusta St., 78205
Exhibit: 1818 – 1867
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center: March 1 – April 29
1300 Guadalupe St., 78207
Exhibit: 1868 – 1917
Carver Community Cultural Center: March 15 – April 26
226 N. Hackberry, 78202
Exhibit: 1918 – 1967
Mexican Cultural Institute: March 29 – May 7
600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, 78205
Exhibit: 1968 – 2017
MARCH 17: 50TH ST. PATRICK’S DAY RIVER PARADE
Since 1968, the San Antonio River Walk Association (formerly, the Paseo del Rio Association) and the Harp & Shamrock Society have hosted the St. Patrick's Day celebration. It occurs along on 2-1/2 miles of the San Antonio River with decorated floats filled with bagpipes and drummers, Irish step dancers, music, Kelly singers, former and current Irishmen of the Year, and Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas members. Parade will begin at 4 p.m.
NOW OPEN: WITTE MUSEUM’S CONFLUENCE AND CULTURE: 300 YEARS OF SAN ANTONIO HISTORY
Celebrate San Antonio’s Tricentennial at the Witte Museum for a multi-faceted exhibition that will reveal the legendary and complex history of San Antonio as the hub of the frontier. Experience how the early Spanish settlement in San Antonio influenced the layout, economic and cultural development of the city through modern times. Explore San Antonio’s history in seven immersive galleries, including The Cacophony, Frontera, The Missions, Tejano, The Military, Expansion and Industrialization and The Modern City. Discover how San Antonio’s Tejano roots have remained at the heart of the city’s identity throughout its growth and transformation. Witness the military encounters, including the Alamo, and see how San Antonio was reshaped over time. Come away comprehending a city founded in diversity and shaped by confluence and culture.
Exhibit runs from March 3, 2018, to January 6, 2019. Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday- Saturday), 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Tuesday) Noon to 5 p.m. (Sunday)
NOW OPEN: SAN ANTONIO 1718: ART FROM VICEREGAL MEXICO
Art work from Viceregal Mexico: tells the story of the city’s first century through more than one hundred landscapes, portraits, narrative paintings, sculptures, and devotional and decorative objects, many of them never before exhibited in the United States. The exhibition is organized in three sections: People and Places, The Cycle of Life, and The Church. San Antonio 1718 includes portraits of political and economic power, Spanish viceroys and military leaders who helped shape the destiny of the city.
Open during regular museum hours.