Celebrate SA, Little Joe, Parker McCollum



Friday is New Years Eve, and thousands of your friends and neighbors will be celebrating downtown. If you’re up for it, the first day of the new year also offers a few entertainment options. Here’s a preview.

Celebrate SA: The official New Year’s Eve party downtown includes a carnival, three-stage performances and fireworks. 6:00 p.m. to midnight Friday, Hemisfair, 434 S. Alamo St., and La Villita, 418 Villita St. Free, saparksfoundation.org.

Little Joe: This Grammy-winning ‘King of Brown Sound’ star from Tejano celebrates New Years Eve with her brothers Rocky and Gilbert. Little Joe & La Familia with the Hernandez brothers also have a new CD. Opening of DJ Texas Papi. 9 p.m. Friday, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Cir. $ 28.50 to $ 58.50,

Ali Siddiq: . Whether this Houston comedian describes the chaos of preparing for a prison riot or pokes fun at his run-ins with the police, his storytelling style is both engaging and sharp. 10 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, 618 NW Loop 410. $ 44 to $ 176 for tables for two, four or eight (New Year’s countdown show An $ 80 to $ 200 for tables for two or four), improvtx.com/sanantonio.

Zach Person

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Zach Person: Heroic Austin guitarist Zach Person will deliver San Antonio’s version of a rock New Years Eve. Doors 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sam’s Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson St. $ 15 (booths extra $ 100),

Hippie sabotage: This electronic duo is ringing in the New Year with Marcy Rhinestone and Dolphin Dilemma. Hippie Sabotage released their latest album, “Floating Islands,” earlier this month. 8 p.m. Friday, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St. $ 45,

Luminous landscape: The San Antonio Botanical Garden‘s fall blockbuster is an illuminated trail that has sold out in Chicago and the UK. 5:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily through Sunday, San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place. $ 14 to $ 25,


The rotating ice rink: This popular winter attraction is back after skipping the 2020 holiday season. Several theme nights will offer discounts, and military and first responders will receive free entry on Mondays. Until January 17th. Travis Park, 301 E. Travis St. $ 14, Rotaryicerink.com.

Parker McCollum

Parker McCollum

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Parker McCollum: The Conroe-born singer made a splash on the Texas music circuit with his 2015 album “The Limestone Kid”. Six years later, he has an album on a major label, “Gold Chain Cowboy” and a big hit, “Pretty Heart”, to his credit. With the lowland cavalry. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway, $ 24.50 to $ 329,


New Year’s Party: This evening will feature Texas indie bands such as psychedelic Pearl Earl and alt-pop Dream Place. Participants can get tarot card readings and flash tattoos. Over 20 vendors will sell everything from food to vintage fashions. 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday, Brick at Bluestar Arts Complex, 108 Blue Star No. 1773, $ 15,
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Punk party: The 40th Annual New Years Punkfest features a host of performances by Texas bands including Los Skarnales, the Perturbed and Deadweight. 7 p.m. Saturday, Bond’s 007 Rock Bar, 450 Soledad St. $ 15 at the door.

Nerd Court Roulette 2: This pop culture treat returns in face-to-face sessions at the Overtime Theater. OT regulars debate topics such as “Star Wars” vs. “Star Trek” and Ripley from the “Alien” movies versus Sarah Connor from the “Terminator” movies. The current series takes its form from roulette, with subjects taken from a wheel. 8 p.m. Saturday, Overtime Theater, 5409 Bandera No. 205. $ 10,

Correspondent Terry Bertling contributed to this report.



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