VILLA FINALE: MUSEUM & GARDENS

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 fvarga@villafinale.org for more information about programming or for any programming-related media requests.


                        


January 


COLLECTIONS FOCUS LEARNING LAB

Victorians: Leisure, Fads, & Knick-Knacks

Saturday, January 26th

10:30am - 12:00pm

Villa Finale's Meusebach House

414 King William

Join us for this fun and casual presentation, designed especially for the novice who is interested in Victorian pop culture. A presentation by Villa Finale's Manager of Collections & Interpretation, Sylvia Gonzalez-Pizana, will be followed by a close-up look at period "what-nots" in Villa Finale's collection.

$10 Villa Finale Members

$15 Non-members

Please click here to purchase tickets online, or call Visitor Services at (210) 223-9800 to purchase over the phone. 

Tickets are not refundable. This Learning Lab is recommended for mature audiences only. 




February

"Nanty Narking"

Parlor Game Night at the 


Edward Steves Homestead!

Friday, February 1st

7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Edward Steves Homestead

509 King William

Guests are sure to enjoy this night of "nanty narking" (Victorian-speak for having fun!) at the historic Steves Homestead! Participants will indulge in the Victorian tradition of parlor amusements with fun modern games. Snacks and beverages included.

$15

Please click here to purchase tickets online, or call Visitor Services at (210) 223-9800 to purchase over the phone. 

Tickets are not refundable. 21+ only, please. 

Presented by Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens



"Isn't It Romantic?"



An Intimate Parlor Concert 

Featuring the Vocal Talents of Ken Slavin

Thursday, February 14th

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Villa Finale's Napoleon Parlors

401 King William

Experience the romance of Villa Finale with an intimate Valentine's concert performed by Ken Slavin, with live piano accompaniment by Barry Brake, in our elegant Napoleon Parlors. Mr. Slavin will perform an array of popular love songs in the parlors of this grand historic home. Ideal for sweethearts, hopeful romantics, and lovers of romantic melodies, the concert will enchant the audience with songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Cole Porter, and more.  

 

Enjoy Valentine-inspired refreshments prior to the concert and at intermission and leave with a rose for your beloved. This will be a truly enchanted evening!  

$25 Villa Finale Members

$30 Non-members

Please click here to purchase tickets online, or call Visitor Services at (210) 223-9800 to purchase over the phone. 

Tickets are not refundable. This Valentine's concert is recommended for romance lovers only!


Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens

Presents

Power of a Song

A salon series featuring the music that has enriched the cultural landscape of San Antonio for generations...

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

This year's series, Power of a Song, will feature local artists who use their music to explore the deeply-rooted cultural traditions of San Antonio. Experience their songs in these intimate concerts and listen as they tell the stories that weave their music into the fabric of everyday San Antonio life.



Grant funding for this series is provided by the King William Association.

Power of a Song

Performance Schedule



February 21st

Aaron Prado & George Prado

Dr. Aaron Ellington Prado began classical piano study at age 7 and added formal jazz study in high school, attending the prestigious Stanford Jazz Workshop where faculty included masters like McCoy Tyner, Art Farmer, and Ray Brown. In May 2014, Prado received a Doctor of Musical Arts with jazz performance specialty from the University of Texas Austin's Butler School of Music.

George Prado has been a bassist, band leader, and educator for more than 40 years in San Antonio. His credits include gigs with Jim Cullum's Jazz Band, Cab Calloway, Eartha Kitt, Mose Allison, Chuck Berry, and Clifford Scott. George's own jazz ensemble, The Regency Jazz Band founded in 1982, has performed at Jazz' SAlive, and the Texas Jazz Festival in Corpus Christi.

April 9th

SOLI Chamber Ensemble

Celebrating its 25th season this year, SOLI Chamber Ensemble has upheld its reputation for giving new voice to 20th and 21st century classical contemporary music and for its strong commitment to commissioning new works. Known for breathing life into the music of living composers, SOLI has twice been voted "Best Chamber Ensemble" by The San Antonio Current and continues to mesmerize audiences with its cutting edge performances around the country.

September 5th

Ezechiel "Jac" Hernandez & Mariachi Mexica

Mariachi Mexica is a dynamic and versatile group ranging in age from mid 20's to early 30's. A working group based in San Antonio, Mariachi Mexica has provided many hours of entertainment for universities, private events, masses, and many public venues. Mariachi Mexica performs weekly at Mission Concepcion's Mariachi Mass.

November 7th

BillyRay Sheppard

BillyRay Sheppard, a saxophonist, is one of the first call smooth jazz performers in the San Antonio area, having shared his talents on stage with notable genre stars Steve Oliver, Peter White, Adam Hawley and Will Donato. He's also performed with Roy Hargrove, Julio Iglesias, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and many more. With his saxophone's rich, warm, soulful tone, he has made a name for himself on the local and national music scene.

$30 per performance

$100 for the series

Please click here to purchase tickets or call Visitor Services at (210) 223-9800 to purchase your tickets over the phone. 

If you would like to support Villa Finale with a ticket purchase, but are unable to attend, we would be happy to ensure that your ticket is donated. Please contact us for additional details.

Gates open at 6:00pm for each performance.

Performance Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Light refreshments will be served. Street parking available on King William and Sheridan Streets.