Sacred Art, Brews & Blooms, Jazz In The Park: Your Weekend's Here!

Sep 15, 2017

The Sacred Art of Altars exhibit is currently at the Bijou Theater through September 28. Sixty artists were given 10-by-14-inch boxes, which each artist used to create an altar.

"Each one is very specifically unique to the artist and their personal spiritual feelings and selections, choices," Zet Baer says.

They are all on display at the Bijou in the Wonderland of the Americas Mall. On September 28th, the public has the get a chance to bid on, and maybe own, one of the custom pieces.    

"We close the silent bidding. We have a reception with a light buffet, we do a special screening of Kubo and the Two Strings," he says, mentioning the 2016 award-winning animated film.

Seeing the altars is free but that reception is a ticketed event.

Find more on the Sacred Art of Altars here

"We're promoting the craft brew scene that's blossoming here in San Antonio," Connie Swann of the San Antonio Botanical Garden explains.

And what better title for that than "Brews and Blooms?"

"A lot of the local craft breweries come and showcase their seasonal beers," she says.

Summer is loosening its grip on the garden for everyone to see.

"We have tons of blooms, the butterflies are coming out," Swann says.

Organizers recommend that visitors buy tickets online, as the event may sell out.

Find more on Brews and Blooms here

Travis Park is where Jazz'SAlive can be found for two days this weekend, starting at 5 p.m. on Friday.

"So you can come, sit, bring a chair, bring a blanket and enjoy great jazz musicians both from San Antonio and around the United States," JoAnn Boone says. "We start with Dirty River Dixie Band at 5 o'clock. We move right into Doc Watkins Orchestra right after that. And closing out is Sammi Miller Congregation Orchestra out of New York."

Starting up again Saturday at noon, musical acts begin at 2 p.m. with Aaron Prado, followed by Adrian Ruiz, Jose Amador and NATIAO Latin Jazz.

At 7 p.m. The Band of the West, Dimensions Blue with Wayne Bergeron, then the headliner: Kevin Eubanks. Exclusive paid packages are available, but coming to hear the music is all free.

Find more on Jazz'SAlive here