We don’t have to tell you what this week’s hottest party will be. Every joint in town will be pulling out all the stops for lavish New Year’s Eve celebrations, and then serving up hair of the dog for New Year’s Day brunch. The smart set will save a little energy for the rest of the week, however. After a couple of days of rest and some much needed hydration, it’s time to get back out again with the best food and drink events to kick off 2019.
Tuesday, January 1
Beginnings & Brunch at 5 Points Local
Start the new year with intention at this wellness event with a suggested $15 donation. Between morning and afternoon yoga sessions, sip organic cold-pressed juices while enjoying a brunch choices like vegan tempeh tacos, grain bowls with roasted rosemary sweet potatoes, or savory chickpea crepes. Then, get in touch with your rhythm by joining a drum circle. Sessions run from 10 am-4 pm.
Friday, January 4
First Friday Pub Run at Pat O’Briens
Get out your best onesie for this cuddly bar crawl. Starting at 7 pm, a merry crew will make there way through 13 San Antonio hot spots on a self-guided tour that is sure to include shots. No ticket required, just show up with an ID and cash for drinks.
Saturday, January 5
Home Mushroom Cultivation at San Antonio Botanical Garden
SABG’s Louis San Miguel leads this unique class on how to grow edible and medicinal mushrooms at home. Starting at 2 pm, guests will learn how to choose materials, cultivate indoors, and incorporate mushrooms into landscaping. The $35 session price includes a hands-on demo where future mycologists can build their own grow kits.
San Antonio Coffee Festival at La Villita Historic Arts Village
Perk up 2019 at this caffeinated party featuring more than 25 area coffee roasters serving up samples of more than 80 brews. From 11 am-5 pm, artisans will be giving coffee demos while two stages keep the party going with live entertainment. VIP tickets have already sold out, but $7 general admission passes are still available.
Spaghetti Fest at Traders Village
Use your noodle this week and go to Alamo City’s hottest pasta party. From 11 am-5 pm on January 5 and 6, vendors will be selling plates of some of the most delicious spaghetti around with a side of toasted garlic bread. Live Italian music will add to the amor. Admission is free and parking is $4.