The River Center MallAs the saying goes, "everything is bigger in Texas," and shopping in San Antonio is no exception! The eighth largest city in the United States, San Antonio offers an abundant variety of shops, galleries and malls containing collectibles and clothing as unique and diverse as the Texas landscape. From fine art to Western wear to spicy salsas, you can be sure no shopping list will be left incomplete.

Events & Festivals



May 17 to May 19
When a shy stranger knocks on the door of a penniless poet, looking for someone to light her candle, they both find that something more magical is kindled.

Thus begins one of the most beloved and tragic operas ever written, which continues to move audiences to tears with its tale of the doomed love between the poet Rodolfo and the seamstress Mimi. The tale is set against the backdrop of life in the Latin Quarter of Paris, with the lively and engaging characters of Musetta, Marcello and all the bohemians brought to life by the beautiful music of Puccini. The joy of living is counterbalanced with the struggles to keep body and soul together, and passion fights with the need to be understood. Dreams clash with reality, and in the end, life and death share the stage in a poignant portrayal of too little too late.
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Contact: 210-223-8624

46th Annual Texas Folklife Festival

June 08 to June 10
The Texas Folklife Festival overflows with authentic entertainment, ethnic foods, Texas crafts, activities and more. The expansive 22-acre grounds provide visitors with immense choices that include 40 different cultures, 50 ethnic dance groups, 150 ethnic foods, 65 music groups, 50 craft vendors, 50 demonstrations, carnival rides and lots of family fun. As always, the Texas Folklife Festival is held at UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures in downtown San Antonio's HemisFair Park.
Website: More info here.
Contact: 210-458-2224

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