Neighborhood Events


Lavaca and Friends publishes a free weekly newsletter that alerts you to all the arts and entertainment events going on in the neighborhood and the broader downtown area, by which we mean everything from The Pearl to Lone Star. Each newsletter covers more than one hundred events, including art gallery openings, live music, festivals, and theater.

NOTE: Because of COVID-19, many events appearing each week in the newsletter are online, and some of those online events are not local. In-person events are all local, taking place in Downtown and Southtown. Conditions and restrictions change frequently, so be sure to confirm an event before attending. Many venues post COVID safety precautions and attendee requirements on their websites, so check those out in advance.


Check out our latest newsletter for a complete list of events for the period:

Thursday, March 4th through Wednesday, March 10th

And check below for a handful of especially interesting things we've spotted that are happening soon.

  • The Office! A Murder Mystery Parody: Who is the Scranton Strangler?

    Varying Starting Times

    Tuesday, March 9 through Sunday, March 28

    Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle

    "There’s been a murder in Scranton! Dust off your detective hat and put on your gumshoes, because Michael needs help solving the case. Michael’s Murder Mystery Murder Tour is the most hilarious true crime walking tour on earth. In this authorized parody, groups of up to 35 will move through five walkable locations meeting some of your favorite characters along the way including Jim, Pam, Dwight, and others. Use your keen detective skills to find clues, catch red herrings, plant evidence, and lock up the Scranton Strangler... This event starts at the Tobin Center, but you will be walking short distances between clues..."

  • Frida Vice Versa Starring San Antonio's Victoria Gutierrez

    On demand

    Friday, February 26 through Sunday, March 7

    Online, presented by Teatro Audaz San Antonio

    "In legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlos unconventional art class, the first lesson becomes the final lesson; death can be life and vice-versa. Frida inspires her students to live life with passion. Her teaching unfolds as a personal story packaged as ten lessons. It reveals itself with the black humor of tragedy, accidents, opposites and irony that have ruled her memorable life. In this one-woman show Frida Kahlos' spirit prevails. Although a product of a patriarchal society, Frida finds her identity, passion and love by becoming an artist in her own right... All performances will be in English & streamed live from The Public Theater of San Antonio 's main stage. Audience members will be able to enjoy from the comfort of home..."

  • Texas & Western Art Auction

    1 PM - 5 PM

    Saturday, March 6

    Online, presented by Vogt Auction Galleries

    "Vogt Auction Galleries proudly presents their Spring Texas and Western Arts Auction... Featuring 186 lots of original fresh-to-market artworks from private collections and estates throughout Texas. The auction will feature artwork by Porfirio Salinas, Melvin Warren, John Nieto, Otis Dozier, Jose Arpa, Robert Wood, Mary Bonner, Dalhart Windberg, Jose Vives-Atsara, William Slaughter, Randy Peyton, G. Harvey, Carl Hoppe, Hazel Massey, Manuel Garza, many pieces of Harding Black pottery and Western bronzes."

  • San Antonio Burger Week

    Friday, February 26 through Sunday, March 7

    Participating restaurants throughout San Antonio

    "The third annual San Antonio Burger Week, in partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank, will showcase inventive burgers across dozens of local restaurants for a good cause. Dozens of San Antonio eateries will offer unique $5 - $8 specialty burgers, with a portion of each plate benefiting the San Antonio Food Bank. San Antonio Burger Week restaurants will offer dine-in and take-out options, with details and menu items available on the SABW website..." Participating restaurants in the Downtown area include:

    -- Bunz Handcrafted Burgers
    -- Burgerteca
    -- Candy's Old Fashion Eats
    -- The Cove
    -- Francis Bogside
    -- Guillermo's
    -- Ocho at Hotel Havana
    -- Tributary

  • Gabriel Royal - Spellbinding Cello and Vocals

    8 PM

    Saturday, March 6

    Jo Long Theatre at Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N Hackberry

    "Oklahoma-born, Brooklyn-based thirty-something singer-songwriter and cellist, Gabriel Royal got his start playing his ‘grown up lullabies’ in the subway stations of New York City... Having emerged as a trailblazing talent with inimitable style and enviable range, Royal has also performed at NYC’s top music venues... played to sold-out audiences in countries around the world and collaborated with some of the industry’s most in-demand names. Known for his soaring vocals, hum-along melodies, and lush arrangements, Royal, a classically trained musician, is among a select number of artists combining cello and voice... His 2016 self-titled, debut album established Royal as an artist with extraordinary sensitivity and creative intuition. Contemplating themes of love and loss, triumph and failure, and the ups and downs of relationships, the album speaks to Royal’s emotional range—and his penchant for romance..."

  • Adam Ray Live

    8 PM - 10 PM

    Friday, March 5

    The Rock Box, 1223 E Houston

    "Are you ready to laugh with one of the funniest guys out of Hollywood? Then you don't want to miss Adam Ray live in San Antonio... You can see Adam all over the place. He is on TV, talk shows, movies and his hit podcast 'About Last Night' (ALN). Grab your friends and your table because this show is going to get wild. You don’t want to miss Adam."

  • Book Launch and Celebration: Luz at Midnight

    6 PM - 7:30 PM

    Friday, March 5

    Online, presented by FlowerSong Press

    "Join FlowerSong Press in celebrating the release of 'Luz at Midnight', the debut work of climate change fiction by San Antonio author Marisol Cortez. Release will feature readings from the novel by Cortez, plus conversations with and readings by three guest artists who helped bring the book into the world (Mobi Warren, Kamala Platt, and Davíd Zamora Casas). Celebration also includes a raffle..."

  • Monday Night Travel with Rick Steves: Great Italian Wine Experiences

    3:30 PM & 5 PM

    Monday, March 8

    Online, featuring Rick Steves

    "Italy loves its wine. And if you love both Italy and wine, this Monday Night Travel party will be an intoxicating affair. Join Rick to sample his favorite wine experiences in Italy: savoring the distinctive minerality of grapes grown on the fertile slopes of Sicily's Mount Etna, enjoying dinner at a fine old Umbrian wine estate, dropping in on a vineyard in Tuscany, and sitting down with an aristocratic family after touring their ancestral farm in Chianti country..."

  • Magik Theatre Streaming Productions (for Kids)

    Available On-Demand

    Online, presented by the Magik Theatre

    Magik Theatre Streaming Productions: Enjoy these alway-available productions offered by the Magic Theatre:

    - Dragons Love Tacos
    - Jack and the Beanstalk
    - Everything is Round
    - Señora Tortuga
    - Snow White by Greg Banks

  • An Evening With Heroes

    6 PM

    Friday, March 5

    The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza

    "What would it have been like to be present at the Alamo during the siege leading up to the battle? Join the Alamo for a special, after-hours theater where you'll witness the events and conversations that took place the evening before the final attack. Our 14th Annual 'An Evening With Heroes' takes place after the Alamo is closed to the public, allowing you to experience the grounds like you never have before. A guide will lead your group through nine candlelit scenarios as you witness history unfold..."

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