What’s Up in San Antonio - Weekend of May 13-16, 2021

San Antonio — The SPURS must win their last 3 games in order to make the play-offs

WED: SPURS@KNICKS 7PM

WED: SUNS@ SPURS

SAT; TBD, SUNS@ SPURS

SUN; TBD

Spurs announce fan experience, activities for Tim Duncan’s Hall of Fame enshrinement

Duncan will be inducted into Naismith Hall of Fame on Saturday

Spurs fans will get to celebrate Tim Duncan’s enshrinement into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with a full week of activities and experiences leading to Saturday’s ceremony. Former teammate and Hall of Famer David Robinson will present Duncan for his induction in Connecticut. However, Spurs fans can show their support for Duncan in San Antonio this week while he is honored among his peers. Fans can take part in the Tim Duncan Hall of Fame Photo Walk at the AT&T Center in the days leading up to the event. This experience gives fans a chance to honor Duncan and view various pieces of related art, memorabilia and all five Spurs championship trophies. Visitors will walk through numerous photo opportunities with some of Duncan’s biggest accomplishments throughout his Hall of Fame career, including the team’s five championship trophies and his three NBA Finals MVP trophies, which will be on display publicly for the first time ever.

San Antonio Missions Baseball

THURS-SAT@MIDLAND 7PM, SUN@MIDLAND 230PM, TUES-SAT FRISCO@MISSIONS 705PM, SUN FRISCO@MISSIONS 205PM

7 San Antonio eateries named among Yelp’s top restaurants in Texas

In April, Yelp named the Comfort Café, the Bandera Road business the No. 1 brunch spot in the United States for 2021.

Along with the Comfort Café, the following restaurants were also listed in Yelp ranking. Gino’s Deli Stop N Buy at No. 5, Nelson’s BBQ at No. 21, Outlaw Kitchens at No. 37, Pollos Asados Los Norteños at No. 47, Thyme For Lunch at No. 68, and

Papa’s Burgers at No. 100.

Schlitterbahn is back open for the 2021 season

The park is now accepting required reservations online for the summer. COVID-19 processes remain in place at the park, but employees will no longer take guests’ temperatures at the gate, according to a list of protocols. Along with scheduled visits, the water park will also require health screenings and face coverings in indoor areas. https://www.schlitterbahn.com/new-braunfels/welcoming-you-back?fbclid=IwAR3_756jcOnq1Eoqse4iEK1hXY6heouRONQrlypsThfYTKUq6xB4aRW4BuI

Kitty becomes unofficial partner at San Antonio H-E-B

Zuko ‘works’ in the Texas Backyard department outside the store

The H-E-B plus! at Loop 1604 and Potranco has been frequented by a cat who started visiting the grocery store sometime in 2020. Store manager Serenity Hernandez told MySA that Zuko showed up about six months ago near the garden center. According to H-E-B spokesperson Julie Bedingfield, the female feline has been named Zuko by the H-E-B partner who is adopting her. Abraham, Zuko’s new owner, said he named her after a character in “Avatar: The Last Airbender” because she bears resemblance to a character in the show who has an eye patch.

Zuko likes to lounge around the Texas Backyard department outside the store and recently gave birth to four kittens.”Three were adopted by H-E-B partners and one was adopted by a customer,” Bedingfield said. “While she isn’t an official H-E-B Partner, she is now part of the H-E-B family.”

SEAWORLD HOSTS JOB FAIR

MAY 13-15 & MAY19-22. Weekdays 4-8pm, weekends 10am-1pm

Details at www.seaworld.com

SeaWorld makes a splash by offering free admission to active military members, vets and families

Dust off those military ID cards, because this perk is too good to pass up. Beginning today through June 27, Sea World is offering free admission to U.S military veterans, personnel, and their families. The local theme park’s nautical deal for service members aligns with their time-honored Waves of Honor Program. To qualify for admission, military associates must register for their complimentary tickets online. While members can only add up to three dependents to get in on the nautical fun, they’ll be able to purchase up to six additional tickets at a 50 percent discounted rate. Upon registering, all tickets are only valid until June 27.

Gabriel ‘Fluffy’ Iglesias filming new Netflix special in S.A. - and it’s about time

As if four weeks of shows isn’t enough, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is filming his next Netflix comedy special right here in San Antonio. Iglesias announced that his recently announced Netflix special will be filmed on his last night performing at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts on July 17. The comedian made the announcement about the special, titled “The Comedy Event,” via Variety.

“This is the longest time I’ve been away from my fans in decades,” Iglesias told the publication. “Since I realized how much I miss and need all my fans around the world. I’m waxed and vaxed, ready to return to the stage.” While fans of the comic were already excited to see Fluffy live and in person, hence the four weeks of shows, Iglesias’ decision to film the Netflix special – his third, thank you very much – is a meaningful one. Though he’s a California dude, born in San Diego and raised in Los Angeles, it’s undeniable that Iglesias has a special connection with San Antonio. Perhaps it helps that he’s good friends with native and comedian Rick Gutierrez, who has actually opened up for him in the past. It might just be that he’s Mexican-American like a majority of the Alamo City. Or maybe it’s because he’s, well, fluffy like so many locals. In a way, it feels like Fluffy is coming home.

BLUE BELL RELEASES NEW FLAVORS

Chocolate fans, Blue Bell is releasing a chocolate sheet cake ice cream this week

Southern blueberry cobbler ice cream will head to stores this month too

Blue Bell is releasing its Chocolate Sheet Cake Ice Cream on Thursday. Calling all chocolate fans: Blue Bell is releasing a new ice cream flavor this week, and you’ll likely want to know more about it. The Brenham-based ice cream company said its new chocolate sheet cake ice cream flavor will hit stores starting on Thursday. It contains the classics like milk chocolate ice cream, chocolate cake pieces, chopped pecans and a chocolate icing swirl. It is the perfect cake to combine with our Milk Chocolate Ice Cream. Sprinkle in pecans, add a swirl of chocolate icing and you have one great-tasting new flavor. It will be available in half-gallon and pint sizes for a limited time. Blue Bell said its Southern blueberry cobbler ice cream will head to stores later this month, also for a limited time. The “fan favorite” Southern blueberry cobbler flavor includes blackberry flavor, flaky pie crust pieces and a blackberry sauce swirl.

Blood donations, especially types O negative and positive, are still urgently needed

Donations help variety of patients from fighting cancer to undergoing surgeries. San Antonio, South Texas in blood shortage emergency. Health officials said there is not enough blood on hand to treat trauma cases and patients who need emergency surgeries and procedures. The facilities are open during daylight hours. Same-day appointments and walk-in donations are being accepted. Officials said donors can call 210-731-5590 for information or to make an appointment, or they can visit SouthTexasBlood.org.

SATURDAY

CITY OF SAN ANTONIO HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE PICKUP

8AM -12PM RIGSBY DROP-OFF CENTER 2755 RIGSBY RD, 78222

You must have your recent printed copy of your CPS Energy bill showing you pay the City’s Environmental Fee.

Huebner Oaks Farmers Market 9AM FREE

Located in: Huebner Oaks Center Address: 11745 I-10W

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 9AM FREE

SUNDAY

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 10AM FREE

FUTURE EVENTS

37th Annual ProRodeo Association’s Memorial Day Weekend Stampede

The Bandera ProRodeo Association invites you out for a weekend of Good Old’ Rodeo fun Memorial Day weekend May 28th – 30th at Mansfield Park Arena Bandera, TX.  Three nights of Professional Rodeo Cowboy (PRCA) sanctioned rodeos.  Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Saturday May 29th at 11am there will a Memorial Day Parade in downtown Bandera. There will be plenty of great family fun including: food, dancing, gunfights, and arts & crafts. Active Military Veterans and Auxiliary with Valid ID will get FREE admission.  Ticket pricing: $12.00 Ages 13 and up, $6.00 6 -12, & 5 years and under free. When:  Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, May 28, 29 and 30, 2021.  Gates open at 6:00 p.m., Grand Entry starts at 8:00 p.m. Where: Historic Mansfield Park Arena, Bandera, Texas.  2886 HWY 16 N., Bandera, Texas. For details

www.BanderaProRodeo.org

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE 2021 FIESTA SAN ANTONIO June 17-27, 2021

Details @ https://fiestasanantonio.org/

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