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- Taste of New Orleans returns to the Sunken Garden Theater this weekend.
Friday, April 17: St. Mary's celebrates 99 years of learning during this year's Fiesta Oyster Bake with acts such as Naughty by Nature, Ram Herrera, Loverboy, The Spazmatics and more as paired with everyone's favorite: chicken on a stick. The university's campus comes alive with fried oysters, freshly shucked oysters, baked oysters, carnival games and even more food on a stick. $25 at the gate each day, free for children 12 and under; 5-11pm Friday, 11am-11pm Saturday; One Camino Santa Maria, oysterbake.com.
Friday, April 17: The San Antonio Zulu Association hosts a family-friendly N'awlins bash with Taste of New Orleans at the Sunken Garden Theater. Stop in for smooth jazz and Zydeco from the Crescent City, along with Creole and Cajun dishes such as gumbo, crawfish, shrimp etouffee, red beans and rice, boudin sausage and 'gator on a stick. $15 at the gate, free for children 10 and under; 5-11pm Friday, noon-11pm Saturday, noon-10pm; (210) 637-8328, saza.org.
Saturday, April 18: Fiesta doesn't have to mean only chowing down on gorditas and fried goodness. Market Square and Fiesta De Los Reyes, team up for Fit Fiesta to host the largest outdoor Zumba class in the city. Reach for a fresh fruit cup after the sweat sesh. Free, 10am, Gateway Plaza Stage, 514 W. Commerce St., facebook.com/reyfeoconsejo.
Sunday, April 19: Tribeca 212 will get into the spirit with Fiesta Sunday Funday. Attendees will get a chance to win best creative hat, best fiesta-themed outfit or bling and best high heels or boots. $25 includes beer, wine, mixed drinks and appetizers, 5-8pm, 4331 McCullough Ave., (210) 320-0698, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, April 20: The San Antonio River Foundation will host a river soiree inside Hilton Palacio del Rio. Stop in for light appetizers, beer, wine and margaritas, fun views of the Texas Cavalier River Parade and more. $100, 6:30-8:30pm, 200 S. Alamo, (210) 224-2694, sariverfoundation.org.
Monday, April 20: Support the San Antonio Independent School District Foundation with Webhead's second Cascarón Bash at Alamo Beer Company's brewery. Admission includes a tour, a pint glass, the organization's 2015 Fiesta Medal, food and drinks and cascarones. The evening includes a visit by Spurs Jesus and Mr. Piñata SA. $25, 4:30-8pm, 202 Lamar St., eventbrite.com.
Tuesday, April 21: Take a deep breath and dive on in. Whether it's your first time taking in the Night in Old San Antonio madness, or you're a pro at snaking your way through the thick crowds of sweaty, medal-lined revelers, a night inside La Villita during Fiesta is a must. Take in each culinary area from China Town to the French Quarter to Froggy Bottom and Frontier Town. The lineup includes classics such as Maria's Tortillas, Texas "Bird Legs" (it's turkey), anticucho steak kebabs and more. Pack the hand sanitizer. $12 in advance, $15 at the gate, 5:30-10:30pm Tuesday-Friday, La Villita, 418 Villita St., (210) 226-5188, niosa.org.