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606 Division Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78214
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Santikos Mayan Palace 14 has 14 screens for your viewing pleasure. For an even more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda. It also has stadium seating and a self-service concession stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information, please call or see their website.
The past is deeply rooted in the present and culture is deeply influenced by this. When you have all of this in your ambit, it leads to an inclusion of various communities across the world. This is also the motto that THE URBAN 15 GROUP follows. Devoted to media, music and movement, URBAN 15 believes in creating the new folk style reflective of contemporary San Antonio while providing accessibility to different communities. Promoting culture of the people, for the people and by the people, URBAN 15 performs multi-events, using streets as their props. The Carnaval De Antonio is an award-winning community street dance and drumming group. The troupe livens up the streets of San Antonio by bringing the sounds and music of the Caribbean and Bahia alive. To be a part of this group, you can audition now! The age ranges between 12-76 years. There is no sex, caste, creed, religion and race bar because individuality needs no definition! See website for dates and performances.
SAY (San Antonio Youth) Si (Yes) is an organization working to aid talented students make and sell their art work. Around 35 students from 12 different schools are involved in this organization. Various programs, such as the Visual Arts, Project Working Artists and Mentors, and the Graphic Arts Lab have been formulated for different age groups. There are many events organized by SAY Si throughout the year.
This theatre group, conceived in 1985, has always believed in encouraging new and non-traditional concepts in the area of art. Hence, it has been labeled as a unique venue, which boasts of a diverse audience. The creative and inventive works have led them to achieve national recognition. Their productions are often accompanied by a strong social or political message. Jump-Start often plays the role of a medium used to exchange dialogues between cultures. Its existence has made and continues to make a difference in the common man's life.
Sunset Station is a multi-faceted space featuring smaller venues within its premises—one of them being 'The Pavilion'. This space has a capacity of over 2000 guests and has played host to many concerts of prominent artists such as Zingy Marley and Def Tones. Apart from gigs, the venue can also be rented out for private events and social functions with arrangements of food and decorations made by the management. Located next to the Pavilion is the Plaza area complete with a well landscaped space and fountain that adds a to the overall pleasant ambiance and charm.
Overtime Theater started in 2006 and lives to stage unique, enjoyable and entertaining performances.They have also staged original musicals such as Sheer Bloody Lunacy! and productions like The Good Samaritan, Poet Faustus that have won much acclaim. The theater also showcases a number of improvised pieces as well as music and art. Do check their website for details on shows and events.
Asociacion de Charros de San Antonio in Texas is involved in imparting Charreria training as well as taking Mexico's tradition and culture forward. For more than 50 years, Asociacion de Charros de San Antonio has strived to imbibe the values that this national sport of Mexico awards to its learners. Of all the events hosted by this organization, majority of them are performed by male riders, known as charros. Male riders partake in horse riding and roping events. At these events, you get to see their traditional dance, listen to Mexico's mariachi music and also relish their traditional culinary items.
This vivacious 'shepherd's' play performed annually at the Mission San Jose is part of the Mexican Christmas celebrations in San Antonio. The performers hail from the well-known Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Characters of devils and shepherds are played out with zest and finesse by the trained performers. Attending the play thus becomes a thrilling experience to one and all!
This theatre, located in the historic King William district, has an interesting history dating back to 1912. Back then, it housed the Alamo Methodist Church for more than five decades. It was later purchased by Bill and Marcie Larsen. Renovations followed transforming the brick construction into the beautiful Alamo Street Theatre. Of course, some of the architectural delights like the stained glass windows were maintained. This structure is listed in the National Registry of Historic Buildings. Now, it has been renamed as Church Bistro & Theatre. Plays here are hosted by various companies and are based on melodramas, musicals, mysteries and comedies. An in-house restaurant serves a delicious buffet. Reservations are required for the show, as well as the buffet.
Located along Pereida Street in the Downtown region of the city, Beethoven Halle and Garten is a prime venue for events organized by the Beethoven Maennerchor (Men Choir). The hall, which is a venue for concerts and other cultural events is situated inside the main building. The garden outside the building is used as a venue for festivals like the Oktoberfest and Gartenfests that attracts a large number of people in its premises. A perfect place to organize events and festivals, visit their website for information about events and festivals.
Plaza Guadalupe is a splendid open-air amphitheater that holds a capacity to accommodate 3,000 people, twelve food booths and a grandiose stage. Usually playing host to major cultural events happening in the city, the Plaza Guadalupe is truly a hub of cultural activity. This favorite tourist destination has been visited by greats like Pope John Paul II and Barack Obama among several others. For a peak into San Antonio's rich culture, attending an event here is a must.
Yet another top-flight children's theater, this group focuses on producing classic children's tales with an occasional twist. If you're visiting around Christmas, be sure to check out perennial favorite The Grinch. The downtown location makes this theater a perfect diversion for travel-weary kids and their parents. If your child yearns to perform, the Magik theater also offers acting classes and summer camps to encourage your budding actor or actress. Contact the theater's office for information.