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Fall Arts Preview

Fall Arts Preview: Festivals, food, drink & outdoor fun

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Kids join SA's top artists to turn sidewalks into color magic during this community fest that spotlights the street art of I Madonnari, a tradition that began in Italy during the 1500s when wounded artist-soldiers painted homages to the Virgin in front of cathedrals as a request for blessings (and alms). Traditionally, copies of masterpieces are rendered but the SA fest excels in original work.
Free; 10am-4pm October 13, Houston Street, (210) 212-4900, artpace.org

San Antonio Beer Festival
Tastes from 150 craft and premium beers made by the likes of Pedernales Brewing Co., South Austin Brewing Co., and Adelbert's Brewery are offered with grilled and baked goodies, while rocking to music by Whiskey Ships, The Offbeats, and more during the Current's autumn beer bash at HemisFair Park, benefitting theFund, San Antonio's United Arts Fund.
$25 advance, $35 door; 1-6pm October 27, Hemisfair Park Arch Plaza, 600 HemisFair Plaza Way, (210) 227-0044, sacurrent.com

Taste of San Antonio
Food, beer, and wine tastings by area restaurants fill this celebration hosted by the San Antonio Restaurant Association.
$10-$35, noon-5pm October 28, Freeman Expo Hall, 3201 E Houston, (210) 734-7663, agarc51.wix.com/taste-of-san-antonio

Día de los Muertos
Altares, ofrendas, and candy skulls mark the Day of the Dead in Mexico. So too in SA during a cascade of events including URBAN-15's musical explosion Carnaval de los Muertos; the floating altars of Noche de Recuerdos; a month-long art show at Centro Cultural Aztlan; parades, poetry, a 5-K night run, and more for all ages.
Free; 8pm November 2, Centro Cultural Aztlan, 1800 Fredericksburg, Ste 103, (210) 432-1896, sacalaveras.com. Aligned events October 27-November 3.

Wurstfest
The humble sausage has attained culinary perfection in Texas. For over 50 years, Wurstfest has celebrated the feat in an annual exuberance of German heritage. This year the 10-day party features 40 bands, torrents of beer, and fest-food such as kartoffel puffers (potato pancakes), potato soup, bratwurst, and Wurst tacos. A host of side-events include the Wurst Tour de Gruene, Wurstfest Regatta at Canyon Lake, and the Wurstfest 10K Walk.
$6-$8; 5-10pm Mon-Wed, 5-midnight Thu-Fri, 11am-1am Sat,11am-10pm Sun, November 2-11, Wurstfest Grounds, 120 Landa Street, New Braunfels, (830) 625-9167, wurstfest.com

Fall Arts Guide
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