Category Archives: performing arts

2013 Texas Folklife Festival

Following are pictures from Saturday night (June 8) at the 2013 Texas Folklife Festival at the Institute of Texan Cultures in downtown San Antonio. There didn’t seem to be as many attendees or participants this year as in year’s past. Perhaps the heat or high school graduations kept people away. The lack of crowds made it easy to get a seat and enjoy music and dancing while sampling a variety of delicious food. I enjoyed food from the Vietnamese, Wendish, Pakistani and Japanese booths.

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San Antonio Fiesta 2013

Fiesta 2013 was memorable for the wonderfully cool weather and rain. I didn’t make it to as many events as I had planned but I was still worn out by Sunday. Following are pictures from some of the events. For pictures of Fiesta Hats please visit my post here. Thanks to Peter Ray for taking pictures.

San Antonio Symphony Fiesta Pops

San Antonio Symphony Fiesta Pops

Texas Cavaliers River Parade

Texas Cavaliers River Parade

Night In Old San Antonio (NIOSA)

Night In Old San Antonio (NIOSA)

Night In Old San Antonio (NIOSA)

Night In Old San Antonio (NIOSA)

Cornyation

Cornyation

Battle of Flowers Parade

Battle of Flowers Parade

Battle of Flowers Parade

Battle of Flowers Parade

Battle of Flowers Parade

Battle of Flowers Parade

Battle of Flowers Parade

Battle of Flowers Parade

Battle of Flowers Parade

Battle of Flowers Parade

Pooch Parade

Pooch Parade

Pooch Parade

Pooch Parade

Pooch Parade

Pooch Parade

Pooch Parade

Pooch Parade

Pooch Parade

Pooch Parade

Pooch Parade

Pooch Parade

Pooch Parade

Pooch Parade

King William Fair

King William Fair

King William Fair

King William Fair

King William Fair

King William Fair

King William Fair

King William Fair

Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade

Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade

Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade

Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade

Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade

Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade

Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade

Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade

Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade

Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade

Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade

Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade

Charreada

Charreada

Charreada

Charreada

Charreada

Charreada

Charreada

Charreada

Charreada

Charreada

Charreada

Charreada

Luminaria 2013

Luminaria is one of my favorite San Antonio festivals and I looked forward to going each year.  Luminaria 2013 was an entertaining and inspiring celebration of lights, music, poetry, dance, bicycles, cars and food.  Next year I need to develop a better strategy for walking around so I can see more of the performers. Some of the artists I especially enjoyed were the Jazz Poets of San Antonio, the Austin Bike Zoo and the light show on the big stone head (not sure what the official name of that statue is). Thanks to Mark and Denise McGrath and Peter Ray for providing me with the following pictures (I forgot to take my camera).

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The Marvelous Wonderettes at the Cameo Theatre

“The Marvelous Wonderettes” opens at the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet the Wonderettes, four high school girls with boy problems.  In Act Two we return to the high school gym for the girls’ 10th year reunion.  The show uses popular songs from the 50s and 60s to cleverly tell each of the girls’ stories.  I laughed and cried along with the girls.

The show is currently playing at the Cameo Theatre in St. Paul Square just east of downtown San Antonio.  “The Marvelous Wonderettes” is a Jonathan Pennington Studios Production.  I highly recommend that you go see “The Marvelous Wonderettes” before it closes October 21th.

Luminaria 2012

Following are some pictures from Luminaria, the San Antonio arts festival held in HemisFair Park on May 5:

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San Antonio Fiesta 2012: First Weekend

Downtown public library display of Fiesta posters

Fiesta Arts Fair

Fiesta Arts Fair

Fiesta Arts Fair

Cadence Clog Dancers at The Best Little Hoedown in Texas


Program from the San Antonio Symphony Pops Fiesta concert which featured Juan Cabrera on harp (YouTube video below)