Tickets & Events in West Side

"The History of Texas...In One Darn Easy Lesson!" at The Arneson River Theater on October 12 (Up to 33% Off)

"The History of Texas...in one darn easy lesson!"

Arneson River Theater

$15 $10

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An eccentric professor and his sidekick take audiences through 500 years of Texas history in a madcap 5,000 seconds

Sesame Street Live "Make A New Friend" at Lila Cockrell Theater on November 4 (Up to 50% Off)

Sesame Street Live: "Make A New Friend"

Lila Cockrell Theater

$40.72 $25

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Grover, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Cookie Monster learn that friendship is universal when a foreign visitor arrives at Sesame Street

One Day at the 54th Annual Greek FUNstival for 4, 6, or 10 on October 17–19 (50% Off)

Greek Funstival

Tobin Hill

$12 $6

Annual festival celebrates Greek culture with music, food, dancing, and wine

Alzafar Shrine Circus at Freeman Coliseum on September 12–14 (Up to 45% Off)

Alzafar Shrine Circus

Freeman Coliseum

$36.60 $20

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Family-friendly show sends animals leaping, aerialists soaring, and clowns cavorting

Demi Lovato at AT&T Center on Friday, September 19, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 38% Off)

Demi Lovato

AT&T Center

$72.93 $45

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Actress and singer blends pop, R & B, and emotive lyrics on hits including "Skyscraper" and "Give Your Heart a Break"

$45 for Four-Hour Cable-Wakeboarding Package for Two at Quest ATX ($90 Value)

Quest ATX

Austin

$90 $45

Cable park provides endless opportunities for wakeboarders to practice riding or trick combination on placid lake

Home or Office Murder Mystery Party for Up to 80 People from Murder for Hire, Inc. (50% Off)

Murder for Hire, Inc.

Redeem from Home

$600 $300

Professional actors lead party guests through roles as suspects and detectives

$75 for One-Year VIP Membership to Horn-Ball Texas Tailgaters ($150 Value)

The Horn-Ball Texas Tailgaters

Downtown

$150 $75

More than 2,000 square feet of tailgating space is filled with a spread of food, unlimited drinks, and entertainment to prepare for UT games

$15 for Two Dine-In Tickets at Moviehouse & Eatery ($24 Value)

Moviehouse & Eatery

Austin- at the Trails

$24 $15

Dine on house-made specialties like Millionaire's bacon and semolina pizza dough while enjoying films from the comfort of a recliner

Outdoor Movie and Popcorn for Two or Double Feature for Two or Four at Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In (Up to 58% Off)

Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In

RMMA

$24 $12

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Independent flicks and classic films from the 50s to the 90s fill the screen at Austin's only drive-in movie theater

Gladius the Show at Travis County Exposition Center on September 3, 4, or 7 (Up to 55% Off)

Gladius the Show

Travis County Exposition Center - Leudecke Arena

$55 $35

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A cast of wildly talented horses and humans tell the story of the equine land of Gladius

$10 for a Movie for Two with Popcorn and Soda at Southwest Theatres ($21.25 Value)

Southwest Theatres

Northwest Austin

$21.25 $10

Regular and 3D blockbusters broadcast on seven screens at a theater stocked with a full spread of concessions

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The San Antonio Film Festival unearths cinematic treasures and provides a platform for artists to unveil their works to a diverse audience. College and high-school categories showcase the future of filmmaking, and documentaries drag real-world issues—such as the epidemic misuse of the word "literally"—into the light. Festival-goers literally never stop between viewings, keeping busy while meeting some of the filmmakers, soaking in words of wisdom from panelists, and participating in workshops.

600 South Park Boulevard
San Antonio,
TX
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On Wednesday, September 14, 2011, the Missions began what would turn out to be the longest postseason game in Texas League history. Playing against the Arkansas Travelers in the league's championship series, the Missions battled to a 5–4 victory that took 20 innings—and a spillover into Thursday—to settle. The win propelled the Missions to a series sweep, earning the franchise its 12th championship since the Texas League was founded in 1888.

Throughout those 113 years, the Texas League underwent many changes, but San Antonio stood firm—the only one of the league's six original teams to play in three different centuries. As the San Diego Padres' Double-A affiliate, the Missions continue their legacy at their home field, Wolff Stadium, a 6,200-seat facility complete with a grass berm in left field where fans can sprawl out to watch the innings and where umpires sunbathe between games.

5757 W US Highway 90
San Antonio,
TX
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When he's not gigging at renowned venues such as CBGB or the Bowery Ballroom, Pancho Garza preps others to do the same at Alamo Rock School. Likewise, Pancho's fellow instructors channel years of teaching and performing experience to help students aged 8–17 improve their guitar, bass-guitar, drums, piano, or singing skills.

Weekly one-on-one lessons are the bedrock of Alamo's rock club, whose weekend jam sessions give students the opportunity to play with fellow musicians. Private lessons pair with group rehearsals at the school's summer camp and rock performance sessions, which culminate in a live show at a local venue. Designed for musicians 18 and older, the adult rock program similarly whisks students out of their grownup forts made of utility bills to the stage.

425 N Main Ave
San Antonio,
TX
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Although symphonic concerts could be heard in San Antonio all the way back in the 1880s, the formation of the San Antonio Symphony—the city's first formal orchestra—didn't happen until 1939. It was then that Max Reiter, a native of Italy, was forced from his career and home by a freshly established anti-Semitic policy. Reiter boarded a ship for New York, found the city teeming with exiled musicians like himself, and therefore purchased a train ticket to the South. There, San Antonio's leaders invited Reiter to conduct a demonstration concert for a crowd of 2,500. The success of that initial impression led to the formal founding of the Symphony and an inaugural concert just five months later. Today, Sebastian Lang-Lessing stands where Reiter once stood, leading a full ensemble of 75 musicians with a baton hand honed across the globe.

130 E Travis St
San Antonio,
TX
US

Greek immigrant Louis Santikos founded his first movie theater in San Antonio in 1911, when silent moving pictures of train robberies and slapstick comedy were an exciting novelty. Today, the thriving regional theater empire continues the family tradition of dazzling audiences with attractions such as IMAX sensory journeys.

Santikos's expansive theaters house up to 19 screens of first-run cinematic entertainment at some locations. Equipped with popcorn and sodas, moviegoers can nervously munch and sip their way through every pulse-pounding car chase, tragic missed connection, or gripping montage of drying paint. Screenings in 3-D of select films are brought to life by the gloriously immersive illuminations of Xpand 3-D projectors.

1918 SW Military Dr
San Antonio,
TX
US

ARTS San Antonio, a nonprofit organization, strives to bring a diverse, globally significant realm of performing arts to the children and grownups of the San Antonio community. Performances take place in venues throughout the city, ranging from the Lila Cockrell Theatre and the Majestic Theatre to the San Antonio River and El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel. Recent artists who've paid a visit to San Antonio through ARTS San Antonio include Anthony Bourdain, the Shaolin Warriors, William Shatner, and Mejia Ballet International.

208 E Houston St
San Antonio,
TX
US