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Fun and Exciting Schedule For OLÉ, SAN ANTONIO at the Pearl This Month

Tuesday 05th, June 2018 / 14:30 Written by
Fun and Exciting Schedule For OLÉ, SAN ANTONIO at the Pearl This Month

Fun and Exciting June schedule Announced for Olé, San Antonio at the Pearl

Pearl is excited to announce the fun and exciting June schedule for Olé, San Antonio, a summer-long program celebrating San Antonio’s connection to Spain. This monumental initiative is built around three key pillars: Gastronomy, Music & Dance, and Art & Architecture. Based on an intercambio (exchange) model, we will host dozens of Spanish chefs, performers, artists, and cultural leaders throughout the summer to celebrate, collaborate, and explore San Antonio’s 300-year connection to Spain. Pearl will debut new programming and integrate an Olé sensibility into our signature offerings. Tickets are now on sale for select performances along with a VIP Olé Ticket Package, which includes reserved seating, complementary valet parking, and more!

Acknowledging the shared past and looking toward the future, the entire Pearl neighborhood will come together to create experiences and memories unique to Olé. Restaurants will feature Spanish menus and chef collaboration dinners, retailers will feature specially curated Spanish items, and unique activations in Pearl Park with performances and parades showcase San Antonio’s connection to Spain

The full June schedule includes an exciting lineup of events. On June 21, the official opening day of Olé, Pearl kicks off with Dia Mundial de la Tapa (International Day of the Tapa) with chefs from 10 different regions of Spain, Flamenco in the Park with Primitivo Daza and Company, and the launch of Tapas Tuesday at Pearl restaurants.

Following is the entire Olé schedule for June.

RECURRING EVENTS:

Galería Olé

Fun and Exciting

Fun and Exciting June schedule

  • What: Beginning in June, Pearl’s pop-up shop site will be transformed into Galería Olé—a one-stop shop for our Summer of Spain. Two exhibitions by famed contemporary Spanish photographers (Beatrix Molnar and Andrés Marín) showcase groundbreaking work. In addition, the Tricentennial commemorative limited edition fine art print (300 issued) by world-renowned graphic artist Ana Juan will be on view. All artwork available for sale along with Olé merchandise—fans, tees, and totes—and online ticket sales for signature events.
  • Time: Tuesday through Friday2-6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday10 a.m. -6 p.m.
  • Location: Suite 110 at Pearl (behind Local Coffee)

Tapas Tuesdays: Taste Spain at Pearl

A Fun and Exciting June schedule

  • What: Every Tuesday during Olé, San Antonio, select Pearl restaurants and bars will embrace the Spanish tapa. With tapas flights and specially curated tapas menus (developed in partnership with visiting Spanish chefs), our culinary partners are keen to showcase the Summer of Spain. Map your route and take advantage of the offerings.
  • Time: Check participating restaurants and bars for details.
  • Locations: Multiple locations at Pearl (Granary, Southerleigh, High Street, Cured, Bottling Department, Boiler House, Botika, and Hotel Emma).

Spanish Sipping Thursdays: Sip Spain at Pearl

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Fun and Exciting June schedule

  • What: Tour Pearl every Thursday evening during Olé, San Antonio, and experience unique Spanish wines, cava sangrias, and sherries. And don’t miss our official drink of summer: the Spanish Gin Tonic (pronounced JIN-tonic). The Spanish have elevated the humble cocktail to an art form—complete with large format ice, Spanish gin, artistic presentation, and imaginative garnishes.
  • Time: Check participating restaurants and bars for details.
  • Location: Multiple locations at Pearl.

JUNE EVENTS:

JUNE 15 – AUGUST 15 (free event)

Photography Exhibition

Beatrix Molnar: ALMA

  • What: Beatrix Molnar’s photographic work captures the soul and movement of musicians and dancers working in the flamenco genre. Trained as a photojournalist, Molnar travels to international flamenco festivals to document the artists that bring the artform to life. ALMA is her first exhibition in the United States.
  • Time: Tuesday through Friday2-6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Location: Galería Olé

JUNE 21 (ticketed event):  

Dia Mundial de la Tapa

  • What: Join us on a journey through the cultural and culinary diversity of Spain with its most recognized and universal concept: Tapas. Dia Mundial de la Tapa (World Tapas Day) is recognized in Spain and throughout Europe and will launch Olé, San Antonio’s culinary pillar—Gastronomy. Pearl invites 10 critically acclaimed chefs (many with Michelin stars to their name) from 10 different regions of Spain (including Valencia, Madrid, Tenerife, Sevilla) to develop a unique tapa reflective of the ingredients, preparation techniques, and traditions of their region. With this event, San Antonio will be the first city in America recognized by Spain as an official Capital of Tapas. Ticket price includes an extensive sampling of tapas—showcasing the food and flavors of Spain—with wine tastings from various regions of Spain and a cava tasting bar. This program is made possible with support from Turespaña and BBVA Compass.

JUNE 21 (free event)

Flamenco in The Park: Primitivo Daza and Company

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Fun and Exciting June schedule

  • What: Primitivo Daza and his dance company, Pure Flamenco, travel all the way from Madrid to share the soul of Spain with San Antonio. The flamenco tradition has roots in Southern Spain and this dynamic performance includes five musicians—two guitarists, two singers, and one cajón—and three dancers. Primi is a national treasure in his homeland: he has been a solo dancer for The National Dance Company of Spain and has performed in operas, Spanish cinema, and in theaters worldwide. His company includes some of the most famous figures in the flamenco tablao scene. Olé!
  • Time: 7:30 – 9 p.m.
  • Location: Pearl Park

JUNE 23 (ticketed event)– a Fun and Exciting June schedule

Flamenco Tablao: Primitivo Daza and Chef Johnny Hernandez

  • What: Join us as we transform The Pearl Stable into a Spanish-inspired “tablao” to showcase dynamic entertainment and great culinary fare. Madrid is home to renowned flamenco tablaos including Café de Chinitas and Casa Patas. Doors open at 11a.m. and performance begins at 11:30 a.m.

The Entertainment

Primitivo and his dance company, Pure Flamenco, travel all the way from Madrid to share the soul of Spain with San Antonio. The flamenco tradition has roots in Southern Spain and this dynamic performance includes five musicians—two guitarists, two singers, and one cajón—and three dancers. Primi is a national treasure in his homeland: he has been a solo dancer for The National Dance Company of Spain and has performed in operas, Spanish cinema, and in theaters worldwide. His company includes some of the most famous figures in the flamenco tablao scene. Olé!

The Fare

Chef Johnny Hernandez creates a brunch worthy of the occasion—complete with a Paella cooking demonstration. Brunch is served family-style and includes a fresh fennel and orange salad, Tortilla Espaniola (Spanish omelette), Albondigas (Spanish meatballs), Paella Valenciana (Spanish rice with mussels, Spanish chorizo, tender chicken and pork belly), and finishes with sugar churros served with warm chocolate sauce. Beer, Spanish wine, and signature Spanish cocktails will be available.

JUNE 23 (ticketed event)  – a Fun and Exciting June schedule

Flamenco Tablao: Primitivo Daza and Chef Johnny Hernandez

  • What: Join us as we transform The Pearl Stable into a Spanish-inspired “tablao” to showcase dynamic entertainment and great culinary fare. Madrid is home to renowned flamenco tablao including Café de Chinitas and Casa Patas. Doors open at 6 p.m. and performance begins at 6:30 p.m.

The Entertainment

Primitivo and his dance company, Pure Flamenco, travel all the way from Madrid to share the soul of Spain with San Antonio. The flamenco tradition has roots in Southern Spain and this dynamic performance includes five musicians—two guitarists, two singers, and one cajón—and three dancers. Primi is a national treasure in his homeland: he has been a solo dancer for The National Dance Company of Spain and has performed in operas, Spanish cinema, and in theaters worldwide. His company includes some of the most famous figures in the flamenco tablao scene. Olé!

The Fare

Chef Johnny Hernandez creates a dinner worthy of the occasion—complete with a Paella cooking demonstration. The evening begins with passed Spanish tapas—Manchego con membrillo, Gazpacho shooters, and Croquettas de Jamón—and dinner is served family-style. The menu features a tomato and caper salad, Paella Valenciana (Spanish rice with mussels, Spanish chorizo, tender chicken and pork belly), Spanish Green Beans, Champinones al Ajillo (Spanish brown button mushrooms), Grilled Baguette with Olive Oil and Sea Salt, and Flan de Naranja. Beer, Spanish wine, and signature Spanish cocktails will be available. Time6 – 9 p.m. (performance begins at 6:30 p.m.)

JUNE 26 (ticketed event)

Intercambio Dinner Series: Chefs Patxi Zumarraga and Steve McHugh

  • What: A pillar of Olé, San Antonio, is Gastronomy. As part of the programming this summer, we invite exemplars of the Spanish culinary scene—from Michelin-starred to up-and-coming Market chefs—to participate in intercambios (exchanges) with their Pearl counterparts. Chef Steve McHugh (three-time James Beard finalist) of Cured hosts Chef Patxi Zumarraga (Fismuler with locations in Madrid and Barcelona), a leader in the Slow Food movement, which prizes “good, clean, and fair” sourced food. McHugh and Zumarraga will co-create a prix fixe menu with Spanish wine pairings for an exclusive number of guests.
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: Cured
  • Reservations: Please contact curedatpearl.com for reservations and details.

JUNE 27 (ticketed event):

Gastronomy Monograph Series: Olive Oil

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Fun and Exciting June schedule

The Day of Olive Oil

  •  What: Olive oil is the heart and soul of Spanish cuisine. Join us for a one-of-a-kind learning experience that will elevate your olive oil knowledge and palate. Watch a short documentary, learn from the experts and participate in a tasting activity – all devoted to Spanish olive oil. The experts joining us for this day of olive oil are José Joaquín Sotomayor and Fernando R. Ortega. José knew from a very young age that he wanted to work with olive oil. Today, he is a consultant dedicated to developing only the best extra virgin olive oil. Fernando is the owner and founder of San Antonio-based Spanish olive oil company, ILOVEACEITE. Larder and Sternewirth will be featuring the rich flavors of top-quality Spanish olive oil in tapas and dishes specifically designed to highlight this ingredient. Or find a seat at Supper’s table to experience Chef John Brand’s creative approach to incomparable olive oil. Our six monograph days are part of Pearl’s Olé, San Antonio, a summer-long program that celebrates our city’s Spanish heritage and commemorates the city’s Tricentennial. Follow along and learn all about olive oil, wine, salt/plancton, conservas (tinned fish), jamón and cheese.
  • Time:

o   1st Session: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

o   2nd Session: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

o   Larder Casual Dining: 12– 8p.m. (open to public)

o   Sternewirth Tapas: 5p.m. to Close (open to public)

o   Supper Dinner: 8:30 – 11p.m.

  • Location: Hotel Emma
  • Tickets:

o   $25 for sessions, purchase here: https://www.exploretock.com/culinaryconcierge/experience/25890/the-day-of-olive-oil?date=2018-06-27&size=2&time=14%3A00

o   $50 for dinner at Supper, call Hotel Emma at (210) 448-8300 to reserve.

JUNE 27 (free event) – a Fun and Exciting June schedule

Sound Cream Sunset Sessions – Olé Edition: DJ Riobamba

  • What: Sound Cream Sunset Sessions is a weekly dance party and DJ showcase, featuring every genre from Cuban salsa to House, mixed by locals and guest DJs from across the country. For this special Olé edition, Sound Cream Sunset Sessions draws inspiration from Spanish influences and reflects the spirit of Spain to celebrate San Antonio’s Tricentennial. Brooklyn-based producer, DJ, and activist with Ecuadorian and Lithuanian roots, Riobamba’s live sets capitalize on the energy of her crowd. She is a master of reggaeton and dembow and has been praised for carefully crafting Latinx club music in new ways. Her label APOCALIPSIS, has performed alongside the likes of Tego Calderón, Maluma, Nina Sky, DJ Playero, Kap G, Rosa Pistola, Tomasa del Real, DJ Blass, and DJVIVAEDIT. For this Olé Edition, DJ Riobamba curates a set for Sound Cream with Spanish influences and inspiration.
  • Time: 5:30 – 9 p.m.
  • Location: Pearl Park

JUNE 29 (free event)
Canciones: Sounds of Spain and South Texas
Las Migas and Azul Barrientos

  • What: Canciones is a free concert series dedicated to Texas music from a South Texas sensibility. During Olé, San Antonio, visiting artists from Spain will showcase their music alongside our South Texas favorites. Las Migas is an all female Barcelona-based quartet comprised of lba Carmona, Marta Robles, Alicia Grillo, and Roser Loscos. Described by critics as “music for the soul,” they create a beautiful, euphoric, and emotional experience for listeners. Azul Barrientos will open this edition of Canciones at Pearl. Azul, a native of Mexico City and a resident of San Antonio, takes pride in her Latina roots. Her performances pay homage to musical influences of Spain, Africa, and the Americas.
  • Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Pearl Park

JUNE 30 (free event) – a Fun and Exciting June schedule
Cabezudos Parade

  • What: A mainstay is Spanish festivals and parades are Cabezudos (“giants” or “big heads”), which feature large papier-mâché heads paired with ornate costumes—often inspired by religious figures and popular culture. Famed Spanish folk artists Ventura & Hosta travel from Catalonia, Spain, to share this artistic tradition with San Antonio and embark on a two-week residency at Southwest School of Art. The Tricentennial-inspired Cabezudos Parade will debut at the Pearl Farmers Market and culminate in a live performance by Volcán, the 13-piece Indie-Latin Orchestra based in South Texas.
  • Time: Parade starts at 10 a.m.; live music from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Location: Pearl Farmers Market and Pearl Park

Pearl would like to thank all its integral partners for making Olé possible, including San Antonio Museum of Art, Southwest School of Art, Hotel Emma, Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio, The University of Texas at San Antonio Guitar Program, Casa de España en San Antonio, and Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center; artists Joe Reyes, Aaron Prado, Vanessa del Fierro, Azul Barrientos, and Arte y Passion; AV Technical Support and BBVA; as well as its partners in Spain, including ICEX, TourEspana, Wines of Spain, Foods of Spain, The Office of Arts and Culture, and the Spanish Consulate.  An Olé app is coming soon. For more information, please visit atpearl.com/ole.

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