About Lavaca and Friends

WHAT IS LAVACA AND FRIENDS?

Lavaca and Friends means several things. First, it's an arts and entertainment district, made up by a pair of historic neighborhoods in central San Antonio -- Lavaca and King William. Second, it's a neighborhood happy hour. Third, it's a weekly events newsletter that covers what's going on in those neighborhoods. And, of course, it's this website.

HISTORY

Lavaca and Friends has been around for more than a decade. It got its start in January of 2010 when a group of Lavaca neighbors began gathering at La Frite, a neighborhood bistro, on Thursday evenings. Those neighbors invited friends, and those friends invited more friends. Ultimately, the happy hour expanded to include people from other nearby neighborhoods, and we moved to a bigger space at Liberty Bar.

Early on, when it was still a Lavaca happy hour, Jane Gennarelli sent an email each week, reminding people of the event. The email subject line was simply 'Lavaca Happy Hour'. After a while, Jane began to include reminders of other neighborhood events. At first, it was just a handful of events, maybe five or six. And then it grew. That newsletter now covers more than one hundred events each week, including events in all the downtown neighborhoods. To account for the wider area, Jane renamed the newsletter to 'Lavaca and Friends Happy Hour', and it's grown from a mailing list of a dozen people to about one thousand, including concierges at downtown hotels.

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EVENTS NEWSLETTER

If you'd like to keep up with what's happening in San Antonio, add your email address to our subscriber list. And please join us some Thursday evening for our Happy Hour.

-- Your neighbors: Jane, Jim, and Micky

STAFF, RESOURCES & SPONSORS

Here's a listing of our Lavaca and Friends staff, a few key neighborhood resources, and sponsors of the Lavaca and Friends newsletter and web site.

JANE GENNARELLI

Our Events Editor

Jane spends a few days each week scanning about 75 web sites and Facebook pages to compile the one hundred or so events that get included in her weekly Lavaca and Friends arts and entertainment newsletter.
 

JIM FEUERSTEIN

Our Web Editor

Jim designs and edits our Lavaca and Friends web site. He's also our photographer and personally tests each restaurant we recommend.
 

MICKY

Our Dog Friendliness Inspector

The Southtown neighborhood is very dog-friendly, and we prefer places like Tito's and Lowcountry that make Micky welcome. Micky inspects all our choices for dog-friendliness.
 

LAVACA NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

Neighborhood Resource

The Lavaca Neighborhood Association holds regular meetings, sponsors some annual neighborhood events, and sends out periodic newsletters.
 

KING WILLIAM NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

Neighborhood Resource

The King William Neighborhood Association holds regular meetings, sponsors some annual neighborhood events, and sends out periodic newsletters.
 

CANNOLI FUND

Neighborhood Resource

There are a lot of dogs and cats in Lavaca and King William, some of them without homes. The Cannoli Fund provides resources and support to improve the lives of all the cats and dogs living in the two neighborhoods, both those with and those without homes.
 

CONJUNTO HERITAGE TALLER

Neighborhood Resource

The Conjunto Heritage Taller is  dedicated to the preservation of traditional Conjunto music. The Taller provides low-cost instruction on the accordion and bajo sexto and organizes public performances by its students.
 

LABOR STREET LLC

Sponsor

Labor Street is a neighborhood technology company that does business nationally, developing custom software and building specialized databases, especially for law firms involved in large litigation.


 

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