Every child is an artist at Primary Colors! We are an energetic, fun and positive art school for children 18 months to 12 years old. At Primary Colors there is no wrong in art, everything is right! We explore different media and create masterpieces while encouraging creativity!
Continuing a proud history of San Antonio agricultural fairs that stretches back to 1854, The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo plunges guests into 17 days of animal showcases and western fun. Barns all across the grounds bustle with prize critters entered into one of the world's largest livestock shows, and outdoor stages bop with rollicking all-ages music acts. A petting zoo and carnival cater to the littlest dogies in the kid-focused Li'l Partner land, and three major shopping areas with more than 650 vendors outfit cowfolk and their favorite cows in authentic gear. The grounds are open every day until 10 p.m. or midnight, depending on weather and the success of organizers' efforts to lasso the sun.
When Jim Kiest of the San Antonio Express-News visited Hooligan’s Bar & Grill, he left with one important takeaway: “It is a great place to hang out when you’re not quite sure what you want to do. You’ll figure it out when you get there.” Kiest hit the nail on the head, given Hooligan’s eclectic collection of events and games. On any given night, a DJ might spin current hits for patrons to tap dance to or a cover band might storm the stage and pump out jams from the 1970s, ‘80s, or ‘90s. The music supplies a lively soundtrack for free rounds of poker, coin-operated pool games, an arsenal of darts and video games, and even dodge-ball matches.
Regardless of the ever-changing events schedule, patrons will always find three staples at Hooligan’s—food, drinks, and plenty of TVs. While watching Monday-night football or a UFC fight, bar-goers can munch mild to extra-hot wings, classic 8-ounce burgers, and individual pizzas, all washed down by domestic beers or fun cocktails such as cherry bombs and washington apples.
Founded with the goal of outfitting its pupils with the skills necessary to excel in the spa and salon industries, Milan Institute of Cosmetology deploys a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes professionalism and hands-on learning to train fledgling cosmetologists and aestheticians around the country. As the most important aspect of the course of study, student salons and spas serve as a real-world classroom wherein nascent beauticians—under the careful supervision of their instructors—can practice their newly minted skills on humans or sentient mannequins. The beauty apprentices gussy up patrons head to toe via sundry lavish salon and spa services—specific to each location—that may include nail services, haircare, facials therapeutic massages, or nourishing body wraps.
Olympian Fencing Club's coaching team, helmed by U.S. Olympian and award-winning fencer Velizar Iliev, shepherds students of all skill levels through rapier-swinging sessions that bolster balance, agility, and strategy formulation. Neuvieme novices can orient themselves in beginner-level classes—which teach proper swordsmanship, basic attack and defense tactics, when to invoke the sword during roommate disputes, and point scoring. Equipment for these classes is provided by the club.
For more than 130 years, the YMCA has worked to facilitate growth for individuals as well as communities by providing social-enrichment programs that promote honesty, respect, and responsibility. YMCA of Greater San Antonio, which features locations throughout the metropolitan area, helps people improve their lives with healthy living programs that offer inclusive training classes as well as lifelong learning classes. Youth development initiatives and childcare services allow children as well as teens to develop positive behaviors while exploring their interests in a safe, supportive environment. The centers also encourage social responsibility by providing opportunities to support local communities through volunteerism and charitable giving.
Artworks seeks to strengthen creative children's artistic instincts and inspire self-expression through classes and events that focus on experimentation and imagination. Art classes ($100–$150/10 classes) introduce children ages 2–10 to past artists and techniques through open-ended exploratory projects. Instructors encourage budding apprentices to creatively craft with media and materials rather than demanding exact likenesses of older siblings in papier-mâché. Classes are offered throughout the school year and into the summer at both the Nacogdoches and Mainland locations.