What’s Up in San Antonio - Weekend of September 24, 2020

San Antonio — NFL SUNDAY: TEXAN@STEELERS NOON, COWBOYS@SEAHAWKS 325PM

FRI: MIDDLE TENNESSEE @ UTSA 7PM ALAMODOME

SAT: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS @ TEXAS TECH 235PM

FRI:

FREE MOVIE NIGHT

CALVARY HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH DRIVE-INN FEATURING “THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE” 730PM FREE

THE WHOLE FAMILY IS INVITED TO CALVARY HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH DRIVE-INN NIGHT AT THE CHURCH PARKING LOT FRIDAY NIGHT. FREE SNACKS ND DRINKS WILL BEW PROVIDED. BRING YOUR CHAIRS. THE CHURCH IS LOCATED AT: 910 W Loop 1604 N, San Antonio, TX 78251 Phone: (210) 681-2446

SAT:

Huebner Oaks Farmers Market 9AM FREE

Located in: Huebner Oaks Center

Address: 11745 I-10W

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET SAT/SUN 9AM FREE

H-E-B offering flu shots at massive drive-thru event at Freeman Coliseum later this month

H-E-B is hosting a large drive-thru flu shot event at the Freeman Coliseum from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, the grocery store chain announced in a news release Wednesday. Dozens of H-E-B pharmacists will be set up in the parking lot of Freeman Coliseum, located 3201 E Houston St., to administer the flu shots, the release said. Most major insurance will be accepted, and flu shots will be available at no cost for those without insurance, according to the release. People wanting to receive a flu shot must register and schedule an appointment at heb.com/pharmacy. Those who register can drive up and receive their vaccination without leaving their vehicle, the release noted.

Origami exhibit opening at the San Antonio Botanical Garden OrigamiintheGarden² will stay open Saturday-May 9

The San Antonio Botanical Garden will unveil a new garden exhibit this weekend. OrigamiintheGarden², which features metals as origami paper art, will open on Saturday with an array of activities. The opening weekend schedule will include guided and self-guided tours, origami-inspired activities, a cash bar, food prepared by celebrity chef Jason Dady and other food. The activities will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Storytelling by Sue Kuentz will also take place on Saturday only, according to the Botanical Garden. OrigamiintheGarden² was created by American artists Jennifer and Kevin Box and is making its Texas debut here in San Antonio. It will last until May 9. Regular admission rates will apply for opening weekend, including $15 for adults, $13 for students and those with a military ID, and $12 for children 3-13.

AT&T Center to be used as polling site

The arena will be open for early voting from Oct. 13 through Oct. 30, and on the Nov. 3 national election day. It will mark the first time in history the AT&T Center will be used as a polling place. With 13,725 square feet of space on the Plaza Level concourse, county officials hope the arena will allow for a larger voter turnout while continuing to follow local social distancing guidelines.

Chamoy chicken salad is now a thing in San Antonio thanks to H-E-B

H-E-B’s lengthy menu of Meal Simple brand products — from chef-prepared dishes to rotisserie chicken — includes chicken salad flavored with the sweet-sour-spicy-salty taste San Antonians can’t seem to get enough of.

3 San Antonio food favorites featured in episode of Netflix’s ‘Taco Chronicles’ series

Teka Molino, Ray’s Drive Inn, ‘Henry’ the Puffy Taco part of Netflix culinary series. The fourth episode of the second season focuses on the American taco. Producers traveled to Orange County, Calif., Los Angeles and San Antonio to examine the history and influence of hard shell and puffy tacos in the United States. The series visited Ray’s Drive Inn and Teka Molino to find the origins of the puffy taco in San Antonio. The puffy taco has been a San Antonio staple for decades. Ernestine and Arthur Chapa opened Teka Molino in 1937. It currently has two locations in San Antonio. Teka Molino owner Ben Stratton said in the episode they have kept the Chapa’s puffy taco recipe on the menu for decades and it has always been a customer favorite. The episode also has an inside look at how the restaurant makes its tortillas from scratch and cooks the meat and potatoes inside the taco.

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is struggling

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is struggling to bring in donors as it tries to pull itself out of a blood shortage. The center had 1.78 days' worth of blood, as of Monday morning, compared to its goal of a three-day supply. STBTC has been trying since Friday to get 500 donors per day in order to catch up on its shortage, which the center said is mostly due to a shortage of donors, though a higher need for blood has played a role. Because of COVID-19, large blood drives at high schools and other community settings have not been possible. Go on-line to register for an appointment https://southtexasblood.org/  or call Toll free: (800) 292-5534

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