A San Antonio Zoo School child wore her butterfly shirt especially for today. Photo by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone

Monarch Butterfly, Pollinator Festival to Fly into the Pearl

As the United States’ first official “Monarch Champion City” – a unique designation by the National Wildlife Federation for cities that adopt all of the federation’s 24 recommendations for Monarch conservation – San Antonio will host a fun and educational celebration in honor of the winged insects that travel through the city on their multi-generation migration from Mexico to Canada and back again.

Dancers twirl in front of the stage as El Tule performs at Échale. Photo by Scott Ball.

Pearl Feels the Rhythm of Échale on Labor Day

The colors of Cruz Ortiz’s Snake Hawk Press mascot and the vibe created by Dos Equis and Red Bull were in the air all the way to Pearl Parkway, and the concentration of pura vida y energia was felt at the stage where the dancers danced and the players played.

Échale Back with Latino Labor-Day Music Lineup

Échale, a free block party that showcases Latin music’s eclectic blend of national and international talents, has remained a family-friendly, food-frenzy, feel-fine affair that simultaneously brings out the best of the Pearl and San Antonio for a full day of flavor that you should definitely “check out.”

Friday night dinner service at Cured. Photo by Scott Ball.

Local, National Chefs to Unite for Second Annual Cured for a Cure

Last year, Chef Steve McHugh and his team at Cured raised a whopping $28,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) at the annual Cured for a Cure dinner, which McHugh, a survivor of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, credits with “essentially saving (his) life.”

McHugh plans to raise the stakes for this year’s LLS, five-course fundraising dinner – which is set for Sunday, Sept.