The Junior League of San Antonio hosts this annual holiday market, featuring artisan wares from around the country and local restaurants to fuel long days of browsing. More than 85 merchants will be in attendance at this year's event, serving up the giftable fruits of their labor in an extensive indoor orchard. Foodies can browse gourmet soup and cheese-ball mixes to find the right blend for a festive gathering or cozy autumn meal. Style-savvy clotheshorses will delight in the many boutique fashions on display for both adults and children, and accessory-hounds can follow their large, moist, quality-detecting noses to browse shoes, jewelry, and statement handbags. Holiday décor encourages patrons to deck the halls with autumn or winter wreaths, yard art, and handmade cloisonné ornaments. See the complete merchant list to prep your shopping list.
Despite their determinedly of-the-moment sound, Redfoo and Sky Blu are carrying on a long pop lineage: the former is Motown founder Berry Gordy's son, the latter his grandson. As red-hot electropop duo LMFAO, the uncle-nephew pairing electrifies dance floors with manic odes to party life. The 2012 Sorry for Party Rocking tour explodes with fan favorites such as "Party Rock Anthem" and newer hits such as "Sexy and I Know It," which has a bouncy swagger that dominated the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 28 weeks. Meanwhile, the band parades in neon animal prints amid backup dancers, bobbing beneath giant robot heads, tossing inflatables into the crowd, and creating a spectacle Metro Weekly calls "enormously entertaining."
The kiln-savvy teachers at Cibolo Creek Pottery show students how to fuse colored glass, use a throwing wheel, or hand-build ceramic structures. Pottery classes build on fundamental skills, such as using glaze, wielding appropriate tools, and shaping clay into functional toupees. During scheduled classes, pupils can customize their painted clay or glass creations to yield eye-catching decorations such as those in the online gallery.
The experienced instructors at Amy’s All Star Dance Studio do more than just share the secrets of their rug-cutting skills; they also deliver a healthy jolt of confidence to the dancers with whom they work. The change in attitude—along with newfound fitness—comes about naturally when students of all ages and levels master the graceful flourishes of ballet and acrobatics or quick clacks of tap at weekly dance classes. The studio also houses guitar, piano, violin, and voice lessons, training the next generation of accompanists for dance recitals or Bollywood-themed bank robberies.
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.
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.
Krystalina applies a higher purification standard to its water than most conventional filters can provide. A nine-step process includes reverse osmosis and ultraviolet sterilization, cleansing your refreshing sips of everything but the smoothest, best-tasting bonds of hydrogen and oxygen. Krystalina's system is under careful 24-hour watch, ensuring every drip and drop is as pure as new-fallen snow or new-erupted lava.