PERFORMANCE, DANCE, & MORE
Ballet San Antonio
October 26-28: Dracula
Ballet San Antonio leaps from the depths of Transylvania to the streets of London for a reprisal of artistic director Gabriel Zertuche's original adaptation of Bram Stoker's Gothic vampire epic.
November 23-December 2: The Nutcracker
Tickets range from $15-$102. For tickets, timetables, and performance locations, visit balletsanantonio.org.
Jump-Start Performance Co. 2012-2013 Season
November 30-December 16: Ebenazio: A Winter's Tale of Old San Anto
Long-time company members Kim Corbin, Robert Rehm, and Chuck Squier summon holiday spirits with a "sweet, silly and spicy blend of theater" celebrating San Antonio and its diverse cultural roots.
On the horizon: W-I-P Series (September 5, October 31, November 14, January 31, March 27, February 27, April 7, May 29); Performance Party 29 (January 5); A Simple Surprise (Spring); Heterae (April 5-20); Community Collaboration Project (June 14-23); The Secret History of Love (July 12-15); Broken Windows (dates TBD).
Tickets range from $5-$15 (certain performances are free). For tickets and timetables, visit jump-start.org. Performances take place at the Sterling Houston Theater at Jump-Start in the Blue Star Arts Complex, 108 Blue Star, (210) 227-5867.
ARTS San Antonio
October 20-21: Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández
Celebrating and preserving Mexico's historical culture since 1952, the revered Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández delivers larger-than-life, elaborately costumed performances that have been experienced by upwards of 22 million viewers worldwide.
October 30: Shaolin Warriors: China's Mysterious Kung Fu Monks
November 17: Chucho Valdés "The Dean of Latin Jazz" and the Afro-Cuban Messengers Quintet
On the horizon: The Romeros "The Royal Family of the Classical Guitar" perform Concierto Navidad with Concierto Málaga String Orchestra (December 13); Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker (December 21-23); The Joffrey Ballet performs The Rite of Spring (March 8); Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (April 11); Paul Mejia's Romeo and Juliet (May 1).
Season tickets range from $116-$440. For tickets, timetables, and performance locations, visit artssanantonio.com.
San Antonio Botanical Garden
October 13: Gardens by Moonlight
"Music legends and rising stars" serenade guests at one of the year's most romantic outings. Progressive "newgrass" quartet The Greencards headline on the Main Stage with support from Bonnie Bishop while Gray Gregson, Henry Brun and the Latin Playerz Orchestra, and Sons and Fathers fill other corners of the 33-acre Garden with live music in all flavors.
October 28: BOOtanica
November 9: Family Flashlight Night
General admission: $5-$8; Gardens by Moonlight: $15-$20. San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston, (210) 207-3250, sabot.org.
The Carver Community Cultural Center 2012-2013 Performance Season
October 13: 2012 Cavalcade of Stars featuring Esperanza Spalding*
A precursor to its official season opener, the Carver welcomes Esperanza Spalding's distinct voice back to the Alamo City for the annual Cavalcade of Stars event. In 2011, the Portland-born multi-instrumentalist became the first jazz musician to earn a Grammy for Best New Artist, enraging a gaggle of Justin Bieber fans in the process. The New York Times described this year's Radio Music Society — Spalding's fourth release to date — as a "journey through soul, gospel, balladry and big-band swing."
October 27: Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band
November 8: The Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi
November 30: Bettye LaVette
On the horizon: Christmas with Aaron Neville (December 6); TU Dance (January 18); Christian McBride & Inside Straight (February 9); The Renaissance Guild presents A Raisin in the Sun (February 15-24); Terri Hendrix (March 22); Kenny Barron (April 12); Philandanco! (May 3); ETHEL with Robert Mirabal (May 17); Ronnie Laws & Tom Browne (June 15).
Season subscriptions cost $275. For tickets and timetables, visit thecarver.org. Performances take place at the Jo Long Theatre at The Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N Hackberry, (210) 207-7211.
*Takes place at the Lila Cockrell Theatre, 200 E Market, (210) 207-8500, sahbgcc.com.