The 39th Annual Home & Garden Show
Projects Solved – for two days, February 22-24th, the Alamodome will be filled with products, ideas, service providers, and shopping opportunities and activities for the entire family. Check out the new technology, DIY projects, educational opportunities and more if you ever planned to build a house, remodel, explore trends or compare products. This one-stop opportunity will be available for three days. Don’t miss this show with opportunities to improve your life and beautify your garden and home.
Ford Jazz on the River
Get your jazz fix with everything from brass bands, trios and
Parade of Lanterns
Ten magically-illuminated 26 foot lanterns will float throughout the downtown River Walk, February 9 – 23 from 7-9 pm. The lanterns depict a dragon, a panda bear, the Texas star, umbrellas and more. Enjoy the spectacular lanterns each night. Enjoy the magically illuminated floats from anywhere along the downtown portion of the River Walk. This is a free event.
The Poinsettia Ball
The 30th Annual Poinsettia Ball was held on December 13th, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. This year’s Ball honored LouAnn and Wayne Noll. The 2018 Poinsettia Ball committee, under the leadership of chair Beverly Pace, and co-chair Derrick Dodge, worked tirelessly to rally participation in this fabulous 300 Centennial event for the benefit of uninsured hospice patients. Two hundred plus guests enjoyed a festive evening begin- ning with a cocktail hour followed by fine dining and dancing. The Nash Hernandez Orchestra (from Austin) played again this year, and guests took advantage of the expanded dance floor to make room for ballroom, two-step, rock and roll and line dancing. Poinsettias adorned the cocktail venue and ballroom
Confucius Wishing Lanterns
Head to the River Walk for an ethereal experience of casting lanterns into the river in honor of loved ones, hopes, dreams
Chris Madrid’s New Building Opens Soon
One of the city’s favorite burger joints hopes to re-open it’s doors this spring. The 40-year-old San Antonio institution, known as Chris Madrid’s has been operating out of a food truck since a fire badly damaged the back bar area of the original restaurant in 2017. The new restaurant will still be located at 1900 Blanco road and the owner Richard Peacock wants to preserve the original restaurant’s unique character. Fans of the original restaurant are so eagerly awaiting its return that they are following the construction progress on Facebook and posting comments like “looking forward to opening night and my next Flaming Jalapeno Cheddar Cheesy Burger and fries!”
By LESLIE FOLEY