DreamWeek San Antonio: Interns’ Picks

Here is a list of DreamWeek events curated by the NOWCastSA interns Vivian Lopez, Rachael Graham, Sofia Briones and Denise Guerra:

Due to COVID-19, events are subject to change. For more information, check the DreamWeek website.

Monday January 17

After The March (A Celebration of Inclusion and Diversity)

Description: Eastside community market with multicultural food, live music, handmade art and a spoken word showcase. 

Location: The Dakota East Side Ice House, 433 S Hackberry

Time: 11 a.m - 4 p.m


Tuesday January 18

Healing Our Communities

Description: Indigenous and Black community leaders will discuss the realities their communities are facing and discuss how we can move forward.

Location: Virtual

Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Free event, register here


Wednesday January 19

Speak Up! Speak Out! Civics Fair

Description: Students will work with a small group or partner to identify a problem in their community and attempt to find a long-term solution. All groups will give a speech and digital presentation to the judges.

Location: Texas A&M University- San Antonio

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Free, RSVP here


Uniting Voices for Our Future

Description: Join the conservation with local Employee Resource Group leaders and LGBTQ+ community groups on uniting all voices to build a united, diverse, and inclusive workplace.

Location: Clarity Child Guidance Center 8535 Tom Slick

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Free, RSVP here


Living Sustainability- Furthering the Conversation

Description: The event will include a mini sustainable fashion museum and documentaries on sustainability, ethics, human rights, animal rights, and more.

Location: Brick at Blue Star 108 Blue Star #1773

Time: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Free/Donation event


Civics Everywhere

Description: The event is hosted by MOVE Texas and will feature panelists who will reflect the importance of civic work and organizing in all corners of society.

Location: Hopscotch 711 Navarro St, Suite 100

Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Free, RSVP here


Arabs: A Mosaic of Identities

Description: Arab American Community Network hosts this event “Who are the Arabs and how do they navigate their intersectional identities in the United States is an understudied and much needed discussion.”

Location: Brick at Blue Star, 108 Blue Star #1773

Time: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Free Event


Freedom is the Future: Challenging common discourse frameworks for Palestinian liberation

Description: Panelists engaging in conversation about solidarity efforts for Palestinian liberation and how liberation is often influenced by colonial powers. 

Location: Online (Registration needed)

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson Performance

Description: Neil DeGrase Tyson is going to present the latest discoveries in the universe

Location: Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Cir

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Purchase tickets on website, $50-$250


Thursday January 20 

A Poetry Declaration: Expressing Intersections of Migration, Justice, and Human Rights  

Description: Interactive panel discussion and performance that explores the experience of migration and discusses questions on social justice and human rights. Will be the official launch of a publication of poetry produced for World Refugee Day 2021.

Location: Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 723 S Brazos

Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.



Mentor Tech: Elevating and Investing in Tech Talent

Description:  Learn about the tech field and network with others in the tech field

Location: Texas A&M University-San Antonio // One University Way

Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Free event, register at this link


Friday January 21

Drum Circle

Description: “In conjunction with the carver community cultural center, we will offer an open drum circle (drums provided or bring your own). The event is to be family friendly and will be followed by live music for all to enjoy. Our outside venue will allow the sounds of the drums to fill the air of the NEIGHBORHOOD….”

Location: The Dakota East Side Ice House, 433 S Hackberry

Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Free Event


Women Fighting the gender-biased criminal injustice system

Description: Panel of formerly incarcerated reformers with a Q&A segment. 

Location: Online 

Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.



The Importance of Transforming the Environments of Children Who Have Faced Abuse

Description: Learn about the effects of changing children’s environments with Susie Vybiral, founder/CEO of Room Redux, and Dr. Yardis Medina.

Location: Mirri 3355 Cherry Ridge #207

Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Free event, RSVP here


Shop Sustainable: An Eco-Friendly Market & Sustainable Fashion Show

Description: The event aims to bring awareness on how everyday ethical shopping and food choices can prevent fast fashion, cheap manufactured goods, and unethical practices from harming our environment. Eco-friendly merchants, workshops, vegan eats, and more will be available.

Location: Brick at Blue Star 108 Blue Star #1773

Time: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Free/Donation event


Rwanda Then and Now

Description: A discussion on Rwanda’s journey and post-genocide nation building.

Location: Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Cir

Time: 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Free event, RSVP here


Saturday January 22

San Pedro Creek and the Story of San Antonio’s First African American Methodist Church

Description: Panelists will present findings on the foundations discovered during the construction of San Pedro Creek Culture Park that is determined to be of San Antonio’s first AME Church dating back to 1875. 

Location: Texas Public Radio, 321 W Commerce St

Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Free event, RSVP here


1000 Plates For The hungry

Description: Join other individuals in helping feed the community. Redeemer’s Praise Church is providing 20 plates to share with the hungry and needy. The goal is to show community love and while helping the homeless in various parts of the city by distributing a total of 1000 plates. 

Location: Redeemer's praise church

107 S Pine St, San Antonio

Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.



Songs of the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movement

Description: The event will include a PowerPoint and YouTube links to songs with an accompanying songbook that will be provided to participants. The songbook contains representative spirituals, gospels, and secular songs from the 1960s and 1970s.

Location: Virtual

Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Free event, RSVP here


Dream Week Dream Yoga

Description: 45 minute yoga class open to all levels.  

Location: TBC Tripoint Center

3233 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212, United States

Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

RSVP Required


A Night in Rwanda

Description: A social and multicultural reception in celebration of Rwandan cultural heritage.

Location: Jewish Community Center, 12500 NW Military Hwy

Time: 7 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.

Free event


SAMSAT Saturdays: Special Dreamweek Interactive Tech Series- Weekend 2

SAMSAT and Port San Antonio 

Description: Free interactive STEM Events to participate in 

Location: San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology on 102 Mabry Dr

Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Free event, RSVP at this link


Sunday January 23

Black in Sustainability: Advocacy & Action as Social Justice

Description: A discussion between local Black business owners and how they navigate this space to include aspects of social justice.

Location: Virtual

Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Free event, link to be published accessible one week before the event


Dream Market 

Description: Market at the Brick that highlights different businesses. 

Location: Brick at Blue Star

108 Blue Star #1773

Time: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Free to the public 


Monday January 24

MENA: The 2nd Annual Celebration of Middle Eastern and North African Women’s Excellence

Description: The event will highlight the diverse ways women across the MENA region are challenging stereotypes and leaving their mark in San Antonio.

Location: Brick at Blue Star 108 #1773

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Free event, RSVP required


Wednesday January 26

Neighborhood Talk

Description: Eastside residents and Community Leaders will discuss how they tackle issues such as crime, crime reduction and prevention.

Location: Ella Austin Community Center, 1023 N Pine

Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Free event


Want Democracy?

Description: The workshop will have participants explore the systemic impacts of twelve federal policies on the wealth accumulation of four families throughout US history.

Location: Virtual

Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Free event, RSVP here


The Power of Intergenerational Storytelling

Description: Four women filmmakers will discuss their unique histories as Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Vietnamese women while preserving their cultural heritage through their work.

Location: The Impact Guild, 708 West Summit Avenue

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Free event


Thursday January 27

Old Plants/New Ideas: Renewing Interest in San Antonio’s Native Plants

Description: The event will explain the history of select native plants.

Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place

Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

$15 entrance fee, RSVP here


Friday January 28

Inquiry to Impact: A Youth Symposium

Description: Students will present research findings and solutions on issues they care about.

Location: Anne Frank Inspire Academy, 11216 Bandera Rd

Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Free event


Civil Rights and Social Justice Spotlight

Description: Celebrating stories of people who created a better future.

Location: Virtual

Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Free event, RSVP here


Saturday January 29

Are You Climate Ready?

Description: Event that will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to be prepared for any weather climate disasters. 

Location: Yanawana Herbolarios

1003 Creekview Rd, San Antonio

Time: 10a.m. - 5 p.m.

RSVP, $25 Entry Fee


The African Market Festival 

Description: African Market Festival that celebrates African art and culture. Includes various presentations like a fashion presentation, art gallery, talks and performances etc. 

Location: Brick at Blue Star

108 Blue Star #1773

Time: 29 (Saturday) 5 p.m. - 30 (Sunday) 12 a.m.

General Admission: $10


Media Integrity & Responsibility

Description: A group of journalism, poli sci and race professors will host an event to share why media integrity is important and how the media can be corrupted by money.

Location: Ella Austin Community Center, 1023 N Pine

Time: Noon to 2 p.m.

Free Event


Mayor’s Ball

Description: Select SA musical, theatrical, comedic and cultural performing artists showcase at the Mayor’s Ball. The event will have the current SA mayor present.

Location: Venue Villita, 418 Villita St, SATX, 78205

Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Purchase tickets online


SAMSAT Saturdays:  Special Dreamweek Interactive Tech Series- Weekend 3

SAMSAT and Port San Antonio 

Description: Free interactive STEM Events to participate in 

Location: San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology on 102 Mabry Dr

Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Free event


Success Beyond High School

UT Health San Antonio

Description: Learn about various education pathways after high school

Location: Virtual // ZOOM Webinar

Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Free event, register for the zoom session at this link

Sunday January 30

Yosa City Series 2: Winter Lights 

Description: Full day of musical performances. 

Location: University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway

Time: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.



African Photography Exhibition 

Description: Our Perspectives From Within exhibition inside of Brick at the Blue Star Arts Complex. 

Location: Brick at Blue Star 108 Blue Star #1773

Time: January 22 (Saturday) 5 p.m. - February 5 (Saturday) 5 p.m.



Trices Cafe and Lounge Presents Afrobeat Night

Description: Enjoy and experience authentic African food and music.

Location: Trices Cafe and Lounge, 7600 Eckhert Rd

Time: 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

$10 entrance fee, call (929)428-0169 to RSVP


Black Media Matters Round Table Discussion

Description: Black media professionals will discuss the need for African American reporters in newsrooms and the perspectives they can bring to the organizations.

Location: Brick at Blue Star 108 Blue Star #1773

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

$10 entrance fee