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History, Zumba And Belly Dancing: Your Weekend Is Here!

As the weekend approaches, we've found that there's plenty to do--from a fond look back at history to two kinds of physical fun. First off on Saturday at the Institute of Texan Cultures.

"It's called Voices From the Invisible Diamond."

The ITC's Greg Garrett explains that diamond is a baseball one.

"It's going to be about historic Negro League Baseball in Texas."

The Smithsonian's Dr. Damion Thomas will speak on the league's place in Texas and sports history.

"He's going to come down and moderate a panel for me that is going to consist of two gentlemen that were former players in some of the semi-pro and amateur leagues that were running around San Antonio."

The free event should be a fascinating window into yesteryear. Also Saturday at the Mission Marquee Plaza--zumba.

"This Saturday it'll be a zumba class from 9:30 to 10:30."

Kimberly Suta says Mix Fit SA rotates yoga and zumba every 3rd Saturday of the month.

"And then afterwards you can shop for fresh veggies and there's some artisans."

Mercados D'Oliva's Farmer's Market will be there with produce and more.

"And they also take Lone Star Cards by the way."

Then on Friday, Saturday and Sunday--here's something different.

"It's belly dancing."

Karen Barbee Atkisson teaches it, and the Josephine Theatre will be full of belly dancer recitals this weekend.

"Friday and Saturday the shows are at 8 and Sunday we start at 6."

On Sunday, 11 professional belly dancers will dance to live music.

"We'll have a band from Houston and they'll be joined by an oud player from Los Angeles and a violin player from San Francisco."

Find more on the Negro League Baseball event here

Find more on the Mission Marquee Plaza event here

Find more on the Belly Dancing event here