Calendar of Programs & Events at Villa Finale

What's On at Villa Finale

Ticket purchases may be made below (unless otherwise specified) or by calling Visitor Services at (210) 223-9800. Payment for your ticket must be made at the time of reservation.

Please contact Farrah Varga, Marketing & Development Coordinator, at for more information about programming or for any programming-related media requests.


Villa Finale Presents:

Power of the People

A Special Tricentennial Edition of Our Annual Lecture Series



Villa Finale's celebrated lecture series, now in its third year, has brought local writers, academics, and business people to our elegant Napoleon Parlors to engage with guests in a salon-style atmosphere.  

This year's series, Power of the People, coincides with San Antonio's 300th anniversary and will showcase some of our city's true innovators, pioneers, and visionaries as they discuss topics spanning 300 years of history in San Antonio.

Power of the People

Lecture #2

Second 100 Years

San Antonio's Second Century:
Third World to First World in 20 Years, and Beyond


 Presented By

Lewis Fisher

Author and Historian


Celebrated San Antonio historian Lewis Fisher is the author of numerous books, recently including Chili Queens, Hay Wagons, and Fandangos: The Spanish Plazas in Frontier San Antonio, winner of a San Antonio Conservation Society 2015 Publication Award, and Saving San Antonio: The Preservation of a HeritageFisher has received numerous local, state, and national writing awards and was named a Texas Preservation Hero by the Conservation Society in 2014.


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Gates open: 5:30pm

Lecture: 6:00pm - 7:30pm


$30.00 per lecture or $100.00 for the series

Light refreshments will be served.
Seating is limited. No discounts available.  


Join us for future lectures in our Power of the People series!

Thursday, September 13, 2018 

Lecture #3 (SOLD OUT)

San Antonio Past to Present

 Charlie Gonzalez 

 The Honorable Mr. Gonzalez represented Texas's 20th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2013.



Thursday, November 8, 2018 

Lecture #4 (SOLD OUT)

The Future of San Antonio

 Robert Rivard

Journalist and founder of The Rivard Report, a non-profit blog with a focus on arts, politics, education, business, and culture in San Antonio 


Friday, July 20th

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Designed for children ages 5-10


Children will be transported to the world of art through three special stories told in different rooms inside Villa Finale. Concluding story time, budding young artists will create their own "works of art" to take home. 

Space is limited. Please call Visitor Services at (210) 223-9800 to RSVP. 

Villa Finale After Dark:

Music for Your Eyes

Thursday, July 26th

6:30pm - 8:00pm



Guests to Villa Finale will see beautiful sights and be treated to unique sounds during our special tour, Music for Your Eyes. This evening experience highlights the music machines in the museum's collection with demonstrations of unique music boxes, antique turntables, and more. The tour ends with a concert played on Mr. Mathis's automated 1921 Bechstein-Welte piano while guests are treated to a glass of champagne!

To ensure an ideal experience for our guests, space is very limited and advance purchase is required. Please call Visitor Services at (210) 223-9800 to purchase your tickets over the phone.