An Artsy Urban Weekend

We're mostly settled into our new condo in downtown San Antonio and have been taking advantage of the quality of life downtown has to offer.

On Friday night, I staffed an SASpeakUp event at The Playhouse.  Don't forget to take a moment to tell the City of San Antonio what you want to see in your 2018 City budget.  The survey closes on June 6th.

The theatre was gracious enough to let us stick around for the show, a local production of Urinetown.  I know, the title is a little...well...disgusting.  But the show is a hilarious satire about musicals, capitalism, politics, regulations and people.  It's worth watching.  The cast was great.  Hope Cladwell and Bobby Strong stood out in the show.  I love supporting local productions.  I first saw Urinetown in McAllen, produced by Thirteen O'Clock Theatre.

On Sunday, we attended church at Madison Square Presbyterian.  We have been attending more regularly now that we are settled in and can walk two blocks down to the church.  I love their message of inclusivity, diversity and fellowship.  I also love that it's down the street from our new place!  TJ's mom joined us and we walked over to Ocho at Hotel Havana for lunch.

What I love about Ocho is that it feels like a hidden gem.  It has tasty food (at not too bad of a price either) with a great view of the non-touristy part of the Riverwalk.  It's a great lunch or happy hour spot.  While I'm not partaking in cocktails right now, I have enjoyed a Topo Chico on their outdoor patio.

Finally, we walked down to the Tobin Center for a production of the Barber of Seville by the San Antonio Opera.  I'd never been to the opera before and was especially impressed by the actors who played Figaro and Rosina.  A spectacular show!