April 2019 Happenings at the Pearl Including Night Market, Bidi, Bidi Party & Poetry
WHAT: Pearl is excited to present its April programming including Poetry at Pearl, a Mi Golondrina retail pop-up, the First Thursday Night Market, Bidi Bidi Party, a Battle of Flowers After Party, and Día del Niño. Additionally, Gustav’s Geysers have reopened at Pearl Park, making it the perfect destination for spring time fun.
WHEN: Poetry Month at Pearl in April – Various activations throughout Pearl Campus all month
In honor of National Poetry Month, Pearl will celebrate the art of the written word with various poetry-themed activations throughout the property. Pearl commissioned local poets to create works in collaboration with select stores. Celebration of Things: Window Poems features the work of three San Antonio Poet Laureates and three Texas Poet Laureates; poems are installed on the storefronts of The Tiny Finch, Niche, Local Coffee, Bakery Lorraine, LeeLee, Vintage Bouquet Bar, and The Twig. Typewriter Rodeo will also be at the First Thursday Night Market on Thursday, April 4th, where Poem Wranglers will create free, custom poetry for visitors on their vintage typewriters. The Twig will have a book signing with Kari Anne Holt and Sean Petrie of the Typewriter Rodeo where they will sign copies their recent publication Typewriter Rodeo: Real People, Real Stories, Custom Poems. All events are free and open to the public.
Mi Golondrina Pop Up – March 5 – June 1, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Mi Golondrina, a collection of handcrafted high-end artisan clothing and accessories made in Mexico, returns to Pearl. Guests can shop the collection at the Pearl pop-up store, located next to Niche and The Sporting District. More information can be found here.
First Thursday Night Market – April 4, 4–8 p.m.
First Thursday Night Market returns to Pearl for the month of April. Visitors can shop with their favorite local Farmers Market vendors and artisans while enjoying music by regional performers. Mojo-Ramba will perform at Pearl Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m and. St. Duke’s in Pearl Parkito from 4 to 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Additional information can be found here.
Bidi Bidi Party – April 16, 6–9 p.m.
Pearl will host a Bidi Bidi Party on Tuesday, April 16th from 6 to 9 p.m. at Pearl Park. DJ Manolo Black will spin the best of cumbia and Latin music to honor the Queen of Tejano. The event is free and open to the public with food and drinks for sale at the Bottling Department.
Battle of Flowers After Party at Pearl – April 26, 12:30–5 p.m.
Pearl will host its annual Battle of Flowers After Party at Pearl Park. Guests can enjoy specials from the Bottling Department while dancing along to Sound Cream and DJ Catwalk. The event is free and open to the public with food and drinks for sale at the Bottling Department and Southerleigh Oyster Bar.
Día del Niño – April 30, 4–6 p.m.
For the first time Pearl brings Día del Niño, an annual celebration in Mexico honoring children since 1925, to Pearl Parkito. Pearl will honor this tradition by partnering with the Instituto Cultural de México (ICM) to bring an evening of bilingual storytelling, traditional Mexican games, face painting, and more. Día del Niño is free and open to the public with food and drinks available for purchase throughout Pearl property.
WHERE: Various locations throughout Pearl
Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215
Parking information available here: www.atpearl.com/
Pearl, located north of downtown San Antonio, provides a unique experience as a top culinary and cultural destination. The mixed-use space features retail, dining, picturesque green spaces, paseos riverside amphitheater, and the third campus of The Culinary Institute of America. As a former brewery operating from 1883 to 2001, Pearl reflects a vivid past while embracing the future with LEED-certified complexes mixed with historic architecture.
The 22-acre Pearl site is home to The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio, the year-round Pearl Farmers Market, Hotel Emma and its restaurant Supper. Pearl restaurants include La Gloria by CIA graduate chef Johnny Hernandez; Savor from The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio; Blue Box Bar; Botika; The Boiler House Texas Grill and Wine Garden; The Granary; Cured; Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery; Bakery Lorraine; Local Coffee; Jazz, TX; Lick Honest Ice Creams, Green Vegetarian Cuisine, and High Street Wine Co. The Bottling Department, San Antonio’s first food hall, includes restaurants Bud’s Southern Rotisserie, Fletcher’s Hamburgers, Maybelle’s Donuts, Tenko Ramen, and The Good Kind.
Pearl is also known for its shops, including The Sporting District, The Twig Book Shop, The Tiny Finch, Adelante Boutique, Ten Thousand Villages, LeeLee, Dos Carolinas, Leighelena, Niche Boutique, The Synergy Studio, Bike World, and The Vintage Bouquet Bar. Notable office tenants at Pearl include San Antonio Hispanic Chamber, Nature Conservancy, San Antonio Area Foundation, RBC Securities, The CE Group, Inc., WestEast Design Group, KGB Texas, and The San Antonio Business Journal. The Can Plant offers urban contemporary apartments with a place in history. The Cellars are luxury apartments offering hospitality and culinary excellence, extraordinary living spaces, concierge-curated services, and more. Event spaces include the historic Pearl Stable and the more contemporary Pearl Studio. For more information, visit atpearl.com.