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Farmer’s Markets and More Stuff to Do in San Antonio This Weekend

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Here’s your dose of weekly motivation to keep your 2021 goals in check and a reminder to have fun! 

If your goals and resolutions were a bit like ours, then living a healthier lifestyle was at the top of your list and the MLK 5K Run/Walk will help out! Maybe you’re interested in learning a new hobby? Check out the Photography 201 Outdoor Class at The Pearl and become a pro in no time!

Regardless, we have events for the whole family to enjoy!  A new week means TONS of Things to Do in San Antonio, keep scrolling to learn more!

Reminder: Due to COVID-19, we understand there’s not as much going on as normal in our city. But not to worry, there are still plenty of Things To Do In San Antonio This Weekend that can be done while social distancing. Be sure to double-check for any updates at events and venues before making plans to head out.

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1. Make & Take: Chocolate Truffles & Chocolate Bark

Who would’ve thought 2021 would be this sweet! Our friends at Central Market will be teaching you the ins and outs of chocolate bark and truffle making.  With Valentine’s Day around the corner this would be the perfect gift for yourself or that special someone.

You’ll learn how to melt chocolate, make ganache, temper, and learn how to roll AND shape truffles. Honestly, the best part of this experience is that you’ll be able to take home a tray of chocolate bark with an assortment of dried fruit and nuts AND 20 bite sized chocolate truffles. Yummy!

Safety precautions will take place to keep everyone safe. “We ask that you return a signed copy of the waiver for each attendee via email prior to class.” Masks must be worn during cooking school and there will always be a 6ft distance. This class will be for ages 18 and up.

Event Details
🗓 Jan 15 | 11AM–1PM
📍 4821 Broadway

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2. Gardopia Farmers Market & Open House

What better way to start off the New Year than by supporting our community and the local economy! It’s definitely a win/win situation and we’re excited to go shopping!

Gardopia will be hosting monthly farmers markets all of 2021 that will feature local producers and artisans, many of which have been working on amazing projects ALL of last year. Here’s to hoping we find tons of yummy goodies, my eyes will be on a hunt for local honey!

Also, get excited because a special announcement will be made!

Event Details
🗓 Jan 16 | 2PM–6PM
📍 619 North New Braunfels Avenue

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3. Photography 201 Outdoor Class at The Pearl

Sometimes your eyes see nothing but beauty and you let your camera lens do all the talking, but how about elevating your skills and taking your outdoor photo sessions to the next level? With the help of instructor Sam and the outdoor Photography 201 course, you can make this happen!

Here’s what you’ll learn.

  • Exposure triangle (shutter speed, aperture, and ISO settings)
  • Advanced P/A/S/M dial modes (how and when to use)
  • Metering modes
  • Focus modes
  • Histogram
  • Knowledge of RAW shooting
  • Difference between film and digital noise
  • Lighting vs Flash

Event Details
🗓 Jan 16 | 2PM–4PM
📍 1800 Broadway Westside (Between Grayson and Pearl Pkwy)

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4. MLK 5K Run/Walk

Starting the year off right with a great mentality to be healthier and spread positivity! 

This year’s message picked by The Young Men’s Leadership Academy 5K Run is from Martin Luther King Jr which goes, “If you can’t fly then run if you can’t run then walk if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

This quote reminds us of our everyday struggles to keep moving forward no matter the situation, especially now more than ever dealing with this global pandemic. You have until January 31st to grab your comfy shoes, grab a water, and donate to a great cause which 100% of proceeds will fund student programming!

What’s included if I sign up?

  • Access to 5K route highlighting Civil Rights sites in SA, including historical information provided by the San Antonio African American Archive and Museum.
  • Awesome 2021 Spotify playlist.
  • Availability to purchase awesome merch.
  • An at-home printable Race Bib.
  • Heartfelt gratitude.

Registration is free but donations are definitely encouraged!

Packets will be picked up on January 15th from 4 pm-6:30 pm at YMLA.
📍 415 Gabriel  78202

Event Details
🗓 Jan 15 to Jan 30 | Anytime
📍 Virtually Anywhere

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5. San Antonio Barber Expo

Looking for the perfect barber? Maybe you’re looking for high quality products or tools to use on your beard? Well, look no further because the San Antonio Barber Expo is here to bring you and showcase THE BEST Barbers and products in Texas! 

This year all tickets are VIP due to the event being super exclusive! 

If you’re a pro and looking to participate, you will be competing for a $500 cash prize, an awesome trophy, smaller prizes like swag bags, and bragging rights.

To top it off, you’ll get to attend the educational class on Monday, January 18th with your ticket purchase!

Event Details
🗓 Jan 17 | 3PM–10PM
📍 701 El Portal

Daddy Daughter Dance

Red Wine, Lips, & Soles / Adults

Metallic Feathers – Choose Your Side

Texas Truckin’ / Adults

Lez Do Brunch

Before You Go...

We know not everyone is ready to be out and about just yet, and we encourage you to do what is best for yourself and your family during this time.  

If you’re looking for more events and things to do in San Antonio check out the UNATION website or the UNATION app!  There is something there for everyone!  If you want to follow the Stuff to Do in San Antonio gals’ adventures be sure to follow us on InstagramTikTok, and Facebook!

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Samantha Sanchez

Samantha Sanchez

Samantha is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe for updates and follow be sure to follow us on social!