VILLA FINALE: MUSEUM & GARDENS

Calendar of Programs & Events at Villa Finale

What's On at Villa Finale

Ticket purchases may be made below (unless otherwise specified) or by calling Visitor Services at (210) 223-9800. Payment for your ticket must be made at the time of reservation.

Please contact Farrah Varga, Marketing & Development Coordinator, at fvarga@villafinale.org for more information about programming or for any programming-related media requests.

February 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Movies in the Garden
Presents
"The Last Time I Saw Paris"
           

Friday, February 16th
7:00pm - 9:00pm; gates open at
6:00pm
Free

Join us for Villa Finale's free outdoor screening of The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954) starring Elizabeth Taylor and Charles Wills. The two fall in love, marry, and face financial struggles, until an old investment makes them wealthy but begins to destroy their marriage.

Popcorn and lemonade will be served and guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs, blankets, and small coolers. Pets on leash welcome.



                         

Villa Finale After Dark: Guided Tour

Wednesday, February 21st

6:30pm - 7:30pm
$15 adults
$12 seniors, students, and military

Join us for a special evening guided tour and see Villa Finale in a whole new light! 

 

    Click here to purchase tickets


Villa Finale After Dark: "Music For Your Eyes"           
          
Thursday, February 22nd
          
6:30pm - 8:00pm

$20 - members

$25 - non-members 


Guests to Villa Finale will see beautiful sights and be treated to unique sounds during our special tour, Music for Your Eyes. This evening experience highlights the music machines in the museum's collection with demonstrations of unique music boxes, antique turntables, and more. The tour ends with a fifteen-minute concert of traditional holiday songs played on Mr. Mathis's automated 1921 Bechstein-Welte reproducing piano, located inside one of the home's lavish parlors. Guests will be treated to a glass of champagne! 
               

            This event is now sold out.


                        

 

 

 

Family Night at Villa Finale
Our Great, Big SmART Adventure!
 

Thursday, March 15th
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Free

Villa Finale invites families for a free, self-guided tour of the museum while they participate in "Our Great, SmArt Adventure,” a fun, interactive activity they can complete together while carefully exploring art in the Walter Mathis collection. All supplies will be provided. Kids and their parents can also enjoy complimentary lemonade and cookies as they wander Villa Finale’s lush grounds.

 









Movies in the Garden
Presents
"Gulliver's Travels"
           

Friday, March 16th
7:00pm - 8:30pm; gates open at
6:30pm
Free

Villa Finale’s outdoor screening of the animated Gulliver’s Travels (1939) released by the Fleischer Studios in response to Disney’s Snow White. This is a classic the whole family will enjoy! Popcorn and lemonade will be served and guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs, blankets, and small coolers. Pets on leash welcome.




Villa Finale Presents:

Power of the People

A Special Tricentennial Edition of Our Annual Lecture Series

 

 

Villa Finale's celebrated lecture series, now in its third year, has brought local writers, academics, and business people to our elegant Napoleon Parlors to engage with guests in a salon-style atmosphere.  

This year's series, Power of the People, coincides with San Antonio's 300th anniversary and will showcase some of our city's true innovators, pioneers, and visionaries as they discuss topics spanning 300 years of history in San Antonio.

Power of the People

Lecture #1

First 100 Years

"San Antonio Missions: More Than Just Churches"

The Role of the Missions in 18th Century New Spain

 

 Presented By

Susan Snow

Archaeologist, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

 

Susan Snow has served as the coordinator for the San Antonio Missions' quest for UNESCO World Heritage status since 2006. She is also the archeologist for San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.

Susan received her B.A. from University of Chicago and did her master's and doctoral studies at University of Calgary and University of California, Los Angeles. She has over 30 years of experience on both historic and prehistoric archaeological sites in the United States and Latin America.

Susan has served on several local, regional, and national groups on cultural resource issues and has authored numerous contract reports, professional papers and articles. In her spare time she is an active volunteer in the community.

 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Gates open: 5:30pm

Lecture: 6:00pm - 7:30pm


Admission: 

$30.00 per lecture or $100.00 for the series

Light refreshments will be served.
Seating is limited. No discounts available.  

Click here purchase tickets or call (210) 223-9800 to purchase your tickets over the phone.

Join us for future lectures in our Power of the People series!

 

Thursday, June 7, 2018 

Lecture #2

Second 100 Years

  Lewis Fisher

Celebrated San Antonio historian and author of books on topics ranging from San Antonio's Spanish heritage to urban development, and from the military to sports and architecture



Thursday, September 13, 2018 

Lecture #3

San Antonio Past to Present

 Charlie Gonzalez 

 The Honorable Mr. Gonzalez represented Texas's 20th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2013.

 

 

Thursday, November 8, 2018 

Lecture #4

The Future of San Antonio

 Robert Rivard

Journalist and founder of The Rivard Report, a non-profit blog with a focus on arts, politics, education, business, and culture in San Antonio