Arts & Life Events Calendar:

Tuesday 4/21

6 p.m.

Siesta Fest is celebrating its ninth year from April 21 – 23 at Alamo City Music Hall (1305 E. Houston). Despite the name, not much sleep will be happening as this event mainly features various DJs from San Antonio. Tickets can be purchased in advance at HEB for $12 and at the door for $15 – $20. For more information, visit

Tuesday 4/21

7 p.m.

Get your country music fix for a good cause at St. Jude Jam! Sponsored by KJ97 at Cowboys Dance Hall, this charitable concert will feature Kasey James, Kip Moore, Montgomery Gentry and Thompson Square. General admission tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, for patrons 18 years and up.

Wednesday 4/22

5:30 p.m.

Spend “A Night in Old San Antonio,” also known as NIOSA, at La Villita downtown. Spread over the course of four nights, NIOSA evenings will feature 250 food and drink booths as well as stages packed with multiple entertainment lineups, all with themes geared toward San Antonio’s culture and heritage. Dance, drink and eat your way through historic downtown for just $12 in advance, $15 at the gate. For more information, visit

Friday 4/24

7:30 p.m.

Comedian John Mulaney is stopping by the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre (226 N. St. Marys) for one night only. The Saturday Night Live writer turned standup comedian will take the stage with his dry wit and, at times, raunchy humor. Tickets start at $29.50 and they’re going fast. For more information, visit

Saturday 4/25

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Let the “All the Rage in Paris: Diaghilev’s Ballets Ruses, 1909-1929” come to life during a 30-minute ballet class designed for dancers ranging from Off-Beat Olivia from Zumba class to Princess Odette of Swan Lake. “Ballet Barre at the McNay” is the perfect workshop for all ages and all skill levels. Split into two times, dancers 12 and under are scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. and dancers 13 and up will meet at 11 a.m. For more information, visit

Sunday 4/26

3 p.m.

Listen to the UTSA Orchestra perform before the semester ends. Stop by the Music Recital Hall in the Arts Building for an hour of music played by the Aria Competition winners. Admission is free for students and $5 for non-students.For more information, visit the music department’s homepage at