Activities in Alta Vista


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  • San Pedro Playhouse
    Lerner and Loewe’s six-time Tony Award–winning Broadway musical My Fair Lady adapts George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion into the tale of snooty phonetics professor Henry Higgins, who makes a wager that he can transform cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle into an upstanding member of high society. As Higgins comically struggles to supplant Eliza’s chimney-sweep accent and guttural demeanor for fancy savoir-faire, a romance unfolds proving that love conquers all forms of enunciation. Audiences waltz with their armrests as classic show tunes such as “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “On the Street Where You Live” stake their claim in memory banks for future shower serenades.
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    800 West Ashby Place
    San Antonio, TX US
  • Camerata San Antonio
    Founded by cellist Kenneth Freudigman and violist Emily Watkins Freudigman in 2004, Camerata San Antonio brings together a symphonic roster composed of several of the San Antonio Symphony's principal players and more than a few internationally recognized musicians. More than a dozen acclaimed artists might be on-call for a concert during any given season, and the entourage's diverse concert schedule consequently offers plenty of strikingly different small-ensemble performances.
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    510 Belknap Pl.
    San Antonio, TX US
  • ParkourSA
    Participants at ParkourSA spring, leap, scale, bounce, and climb, earning their way from being novice participants to experienced Parkour mavens. This full-fledged Parkour studio keeps them bounding through the air and over obstacles with a variety of classes and meet-up options. But it wouldn't be such a thriving community if not for founder Jereme Sanders. His passion for parkour started when he caught a Ripley's Believe it or Not! segment on the discipline and got hooked. His passion for the sport ended up taking him across the world to performances with official American Parkour team The Tribe. Though many of the school's students just take classes for fun and don't have performance aspirations, they too benefit from curricula influenced by Jereme's drive and expertise.
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    San Pedro Park
    San Antonio, TX US
  • Musical Bridges Around the World
    Anya Grokhovski has always surrounded herself with music. The daughter of a violinist in the Moscow Philharmonic as well as a doctorate-holding piano performer in her own right, she came to San Antonio to work in UTSA's music department. She brought the music she loved with her—she founded Musical Bridges Around the World to present unique sonic offerings in the city. Now, more than a decade later, MBAW brings some of the world's finest performers to San Antonio stages. Their concerts and shows ring out in McAllister Auditorium, the 18th-century Cathedral of San Fernando, and in the ears of anyone who truly believes.
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    1300 San Pedro Ave.
    San Antonio, TX US
  • Terror Mansion
    At this paranormal landmark, Terror Mansion weaves visitors through 23 scream-rattled rooms, coaxing chills with intricate setups and actual hauntings that have seized attention in local media stories. Inside the 80-year-old horror emporium, guests are greeted by the mansion's butler, who offers nauseating appetizers such as rats, roaches, and old late-fee letters from the library. Ominous, darkened corridors then lead thrill seekers through gorified chaos, including a blood-soaked meat locker and a rendezvous with sinister clowns. Bubbling cauldrons harbor mutilated cadavers in the basement, and a toxic laser room compounds confusion with baleful beams and bewildering special effects. Outside, safety continues to elude guests as horror-movie characters and obnoxious investment bankers chase groups back into the night.
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    414 West Laurel Street
    San Antonio, TX US
  • The Cove
    If you're in the mood for comfort food, enjoy a cheeseburger with a mound of golden fries at burger house The Cove. Healthy fare, including some vegan options, is also featured on The Cove's menu. Follow the game or the news from the TVs in the bar. Parents appreciate The Cove's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults. The Cove offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done. The patio tables outside of The Cove are the perfect spot for a summer meal. You won't feel cramped at The Cove, even with a large party — the bar is perfect for large groups. Music lovers can enjoy live performances at The Cove as well. Take your pet pooch along when you visit The Cove — dogs are more than welcome to join their humans at the bar. The bar can get thronged with crowds on Fridays and Saturdays, so book your table ahead of time through their reservation system. No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back The Cove is ultra casual. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — The Cove offers catering. If time is of the essence, The Cove's take-out option may be a better fit. The neighboring lot provides free parking to visitors. The grub at The Cove is also a downright bargain — most people can chow down for less than $15. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted. Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy The Cove since it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    606 W Cypress St
    San Antonio, TX US
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