The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center and the city’s Office of Historic Preservation are partnering to present the 10th annual Paseo por El Westside, a day-long series of arts performances and workshops, walking tours and a market aimed at highlighting the West Side’s multifaceted cultural offerings.
The free gathering is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Rinconcito de Esperanza, 816 S. Colorado St.
The theme is “Mi Barrio No Se Vende,” a familiar mantra by many residents in neighborhoods that surround downtown that have been feeling the effects of City of San Antonio-incentivized downtown development and growth. Much of the uncertainty comes from the expansion of the University of Texas at San Antonio, a long-time buffer between the near West Side and downtown, which plans to quadruple the size of its campus in 10 years.
Activities include chile cooking workshops, clay demonstrations, and cascaron making. Performers include Panfilo’s Güera (Belen Escobedo) and Azul Barrientos. For a complete list of activities and participants, visit esperanzacenter.org
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