This Summer, Celebrate The Arts!

Let’s keep it cultural, San Antonio! Take some time during the dog days of summer to appreciate the arts and expand your horizons! According to American Style magazine, San Antonio is one of the top 25 cities in the country for the arts and Travel Smart ranks San Antonio as one of the most culturally fascinating cities in the states. Here’s a mini-summer guide to just a few of the art & cultural events happening in your neighborhood this summer!

Theatre: 

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change! (Presented by Cameo Theatre at Cameo Theatre, June 2-July 1) Perfect “date night” show and a Broadway musical hit portraying over 20 roles in a collection of scenes and songs scaling the spectrum of male/female relationships

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged!) (Presented by The Company Theatre at Little Italy, June 21-22) 90-minute fast-paced romp through Shakespeare’s 37 plays by only three actors! A high-speed roller-coaster type condensation of all of Shakespeare’s plays

Music:

Summer Jazz Concert: Henry Brun and the International Trio (Presented by McNay Art Museum at McNay Art Museum, June 17)  Hear San Antonio’s finest jazz bands while enjoying food from the city’s beloved restaurant Earl Abel’s. Summer Jazz Concerts are free with museum admission.

Cactus Pear Musical Festival (Coker United Methodist Church, July 5-15) Cactus Pear Music Festival, directed by renowned violinist Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, is the premier chamber music festival of the summer, now in its 16th season.

Dance:

Fiesta Noche del Rio (Presented by Alamo Kiwanis Club at Arenson River Theatre, May 11-August 11) A professionally produced, fast-paced and colorful musical revue performed in seven acts. It features beautifully-costumed dancers and singers with lively music from Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and Texas. All shows are performed at the historic Arneson River Theatre every Friday and Saturday night.

Aerial Dance Classes (Alamo Heights Gymnastics Academy, Through August) Learn to fly! Aerial silks classes are taught by professional aerialist, Julia Langenberg, and are held at the Alamo Heights Gymnastics Academy. No experience necessary! Group classes available!

Also, don’t forget to visit the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA offers free admission every Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – noon) and the McNay (visit on June 24 for a Free Family Day to view the exhibition Radcliffe Bailey: Memory as Medicine, create a collage or found-object sculpture, move to the blues in a dance workshop, listen to a storyteller and take a family tour!

To learn MORE about what are great city has to offer, contact Kathy and Stan Walsh today!