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Music in the Garden

DATE: March 1, 8, 15, 29 | April 5, 12, 26 | May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
TIME: 7-9 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.
PRICE: Members: $32.95 | General Admission: $36.95

Enjoy a stunning Garden backdrop as you experience local bands during this Friday’s night series. This 35-year-old tradition returns with concerts from January through May. All guests must be 21+.

  • March 1 – NOLAZ Band | New Orleans groove SOLD OUT
  • March 8 – Desert Rose Project feat. the Music of Sting | Pop, jazz, yacht rock, pop rock SOLD OUT
  • March 15 – Kilted Spirit | Irish Rock
  • March 29 – Rose’s Pawn Shop | Americana, folk rock 
  • April 5 – Vinyl Station | Medium Rock 
  • April 12 – Alice Tatum | Jazz crossover and originals 
  • April 26 – Marmalade Skies | Tribute to The Beatles
  • May 3 – Black Forest Society | Folk rock
  • May 10 – Delphine Cortez with Joel Robin & Friends | Vocal jazz and contemporary  
  • May 17 – Jácome Flamenco Música | Spanish flamenco guitar music 
  • May 24 – AJ Odneal Quintet | Indie folk 
  • May 31 – Las Calakas | Cumbia, rock, hip hop


Chef Specials

  • March 01 | Shrimp Po Boy
    Battered Shrimp, Louisiana Hot Sauce, Dill Remoulade, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pickles, and Cajun Potato Salad
  • March 08 | Fish and Chips
    Battered Cod, Seasoned Fries, Tartar Sauce, Coleslaw, and Lemon
  • March 15 | Corned Beef and Cabbage
    Corned Beef and Braised Cabbage, Creamy Horseradish, Crispy Red Potatoes, Braised Carrots, Dinner Roll and Butter
  • March 29 | Gyro
    Traditional Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce, Fresh Pita, Pickled Onion, Garlic Hummus, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber, Feta
  • April 05 | French Dip Sliders
    Braised Beef, Provolone, Brioche Buns, Au Jus, Crispy Onions Rings
  • April 12 | Mahi Mahi Tacos
    Grilled Mahi Mahi, Corn Tortillas, Shredded Cabbage, Pineapple Papaya Salsa, Crema, Spanish Rice and Beans
  • April 26 | Fish and Chips
    Battered Cod, Seasoned Fries, Tartar Sauce, Coleslaw, and Lemon
  • May 03 | Chicken Fried Steak
    Country Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Dinner Roll and Butter
  • May 10 | Chicken Fajitas
    Grilled Chicken Fajitas with Bell Peppers and Onions, Flour Tortillas, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Salsa, Black Beans, and Arroz Verde
  • May 17 | Torta Ahogada (Birria Torta)
    Braised Beef in Red Chile Sauce, Bolillo Bread, Pickled Onions, Queso Fresco, Lime Wedges, House Made Chips
  • May 24 | Chili Con Carne Dog
    All Beef Hot Dog on a Brioche Bun, Topped with Beef Chili, Cheddar Cheese, and Onions, Served with Tater Tots
  • May 31 | Carnitas Tacos
    Braised Pork Carnitas, Corn Tortillas, Avocado Crema, Salsa Fresca, Refried Beans, Mexican Rice

Dine before the concert at Gertrude’s Restaurant (Reservations strongly recommended) or get Gertrude’s To-Go. Snacks, light meals and non-alcoholic selections are available at Patio Café. Bar service including cocktails, beer and wine by the glass or bottle available for purchase with debit/credit and digital payment options.



Fernando Botero: El Maestro

Oct. 7 - March 31

Harmony of color and beauty of form come together in this exhibition of paintings, drawings and monumental sculpture celebrating the visionary Colombian artist, Fernando Botero.

Cactus Clubhouse

Oct. 1 - May 12 | Thursday - Sunday | 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Cactus Clubhouse has relocated as the Garden is growing and under construction. Please visit us in our new location in the Weisz Academic Bulding. In this temporary space, kids encounter several activity areas designed to spark independent play, while encouraging physical, cognitive and behavioral growth.

Majestic Mariposas

March 2 - May 12

Don’t miss this living exhibit that features more than a thousand free-flying Southwestern butterflies.

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