The Esperanza Center opened its doors in solidarity with the National General Strike in opposition to the current administration. On Friday, Feb. 17, Strike4Democracy coordinated more than 100 strike actions across the country to stand up for America’s democratic principles. Local poets and protestors included Eliza Perez, Don Mathis, Enrique Sanchez, Gianna Rendon, Monica Landry, and Elva Treviño.
Casa Navarro State Historic Site will be celebrating its recent designation as a National Historic Landmark on Feb. 25. Local, state and national representatives will also be on hand to celebrate the birthday of the Texas patriot.
The Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas (HSS) will hold its 34th annual Harp & Shamrock Society 5K Run & Fitness Walk at Lady Bird Johnson Park, 10700 Nacogdoches Road on Saturday, March 11. The race begins to the sound of bagpipes at 8:30 a.m. and ends with Beethoven Dance Band, Guinness on tap and food—including Irish pasta and Irish “bangers” (sausage).
The American Venice. Courthouse Architecture. Cattle Ranching Empire. Civil War Diary. Julian Onderdonk’s Lost Years. Texas Politics in Pictures. WWII Internment Camp. Texas Trail Drives. The Cotton Revolution. Independent Booksellers. Where Texas Meets the Sea.
Books on these and other subjects relating to Texas history, architecture and culture are winners of the San Antonio Conservation Society’s annual 2017 Publication Awards.
Second Saturday is a great occasion to catch up with friends and acquaintances, listen to multiple DJs spin tunes, grab some munchies from a food truck, have a beverage and above all, check out the art.
As a recent visitor to San Antonio put it, “We don’t have anything like this in Austin. This event is so great because it’s primarily about the art.”