Built in 1929, the Majestic Theatre is the prime venue in the city for performing arts. The architecture reflects Baroque and Mediterranean influences. Elaborate ornamentation, colorful walls with creeping grape vines, statues, a tiled roof, and many other design elements make this venue a magical setting. It features a huge stage and grand lobbies, also plays host to private and corporate events.
Despite its name, you won't find any feed or farm equipment for sale at John T. Floore's Country Store. This music venue has hosted many renowned musical artists and launched the careers of several others. Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Bob Dylan, and Elvis Presley have all performed here. Munch on some tamales from the cafe and sip on a Lone Star while enjoying world-class performances at this historic Texas venue.
In 1915, the city requested a Japanese immigrant and his wife to transform an old rock quarry into a Japanese-styled garden, and a man named Mr. Kimi Eizo Jingu agreed to the task. He started with a rock house, which still stands today and is surrounded by winding pebble walkways, stone bridges, a waterfall and tranquil pools. His work transformed the old rock quarry into a garden filled with lily ponds and lush green vegetation. With the onset of World War II and the growing anti-Japanese sentiment that surrounded it, the city council changed the garden's name to "Chinese Sunken Garden." In 1983, the original name was finally restored.
Home of the San Antonio Spurs basketball team, the AT&T Center houses many sporting events in basketball and hockey, as well as the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. It is also a premier facility for concerts, with big-name acts in music and comedy regularly paying a visit to the AT&T Center stage.
The city's largest theme park now boasts not only the shows and musical reviews that made it popular, but also dozens of rides and a water park. Each year the park adds new and faster rides, primarily in the roller coaster category. The water park expands each year, as well. In addition, the musical shows always manage to upstage what had been done previously. All of the shows are held at Lone Star Lil's in Crackaxle Canyon. Definitely an all-day trip, Fiesta Texas is a fun adventure.
One of the first family-friendly comedy clubs in town, ComedySportz is a great place to spend some quality time with your children. The shows are improvised with suggestions taken from the audience, while there is usually a sports-related twist in the end. There is also a referee that guides the proceedings. Participants sometimes even play games, adding to the entertainment quotient. Once the show is over vote for your favorite team and cheer for the winner. If you are in the mood to experience something different, interactive comedy shows with your family can be a great idea.
This 18-year-old center, located on San Pedro Street, is devoted to cultural and political activities. Cultural art programs help in promoting social justice, which this organization strives for. Issues affecting women, lesbians, gays, the poor and people of the working class are of their prime concern. Various pottery workshops, film festivals and exhibits are also promoted by them. In 1997, it was denied city funding and was labeled as a supporter of homosexual, abortion and anti-family values. However, the center is still going strong, which is a reflection of the support it gets from the common man.
Nestled within the La Villita Historic Arts Village, the Mayor Maury Maverick Plaza is dedicated to the city's celebrated former mayor. The plaza features his statue at the center and large open space surrounding it which is used as a venue for large scale festivals and events. This includes the fantastic annual Maverick Music Festival which sees a crowd of more than 2000 music lovers gather here to watch the performances of the local and national artists/ bands.