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The Art-of-Java is dedicated to the beauty of art and coffee and supporting local artists of all forms and mediums.
Located in the Blue Star Arts Complex, Blue Star combines basic Americana roadhouse food and decor with the city's best selection of house-brewed beer, occasional live music and film screenings, and a patio that's cooled with misters during the eternal summer.
Mediterranean seafood joint highly recommended by people working at Cheesy Jane's, a nearby establishment.
-This historical building was built in 1890 with a lot of history attached. The building was built by Fritz Boehler, a Brew Master for the Pearl Brewery. The building has remained in the family ever since!
-The building leans to the side due to the the flood of 1921, which has permanently captured its "fun-house" lean for all to experience and enjoy throughout time.
-The nostalgic atmosphere brings memories of yesteryears back to life again.
-The long copper top bar is a local hot spot for all those who are looking for something different and eclectic!
-Each dish served is a blend of comfort food with a twist, that will hit any craving!
Homemade breads and desserts fill the air.
*Green Chile Meatloaf
*Grilled Chicken Poblano
*Pecan Crusted Pork
*Steaks & Cakes
*Hanger and Dip Sandwich
*Risotto Banana Peppers
*Mango Chipotle Crab Cakes
*Crispy Lobster Rolls
*Eggs Benedict for Sunday Brunch
In 2002, the scientific journal Pure and Applied Chemistry posited “the term ‘heavy metals’ is both meaningless and misleading,” but don’t go citing that article in Bond’s, where it’s still a touchy subject. This “rock bar” practically bleeds bismuth (atomic number: a whopping 83), from its jukebox to the bands that test its load-bearing beams on the upstairs stage, but it also makes room for the likes of dubstep DJs. The one guarantee is it’s gonna be loud. A great place to duck conversation when your blind date arrives with a railroad spike through his/her septum.
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The creative brainchild of guitarist Ricardo Diaz, Travesuras (Mischevious Pranks) unites flamenco artists from Malaga, Paris, New Mexico, San Francisco, and San Antonio. Featured performers include Cristo Cortes, Vicente Griego, Antonio Arrebola, and Tamara Saj. The San Antonio leg of the touring collaboration culminates Sunday with a matinee presentation of Dibujos de Travesuras (Sketches of Mischief), a series of choreographic vignettes exploring the range of emotions we encounter in daily life. Showtimes: 8:30pm and 10pm Friday at Carmens de la Calle Café; 8pm Saturday at España Bar de Tapas; 4pm Sunday at Raices de Arte Espanol Tablao.
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center presents the 32nd Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival at the historic Guadalupe Theater (May 15-16) and nearby Rosedale Park (May 17-19). Highlights of the festival include star-studded performances by Conjunto Music Hall of Famers Mingo Saldivar, Eva Ybarra, Flaco Jimenez, and Los Dos Gilbertos, as well as a special “New Directions in Conjunto Music” concert on Thursday night featuring Los Fabulocos (Pomona, CA), Juanito Castillo and The Psycho Trip Band (San Antonio), Thoze Guyz (Roscoe) and Los Nahuatlatos (San Antonio). Other highlights of the festival include a free Seniors Conjunto Dance, student showcase and accordion and bajo sexto workshops. For more information on the Tejano Conjunto Festival, call (210) 271-3151, or visit www.guadalupeculturalarts.org for the full schedule of performers.
An actor, chef, author, and former host of BET’s Comic View, Bruce Bruce has appeared music videos for Ludacris and the Ying Yang Twins. Pat Deguire features and Blair Thompson opens the show.
For almost 20 years, KNBT 92.1 FM (the nation’s leading Americana station) and Gruene Hall have co-sponsored this fundraiser that last year collected $60,000. This year, all proceeds will benefit Connections Individual and Family Services, a New Braunfels non-profit serving homeless, abused, or at-risk youth since 1981. The 2013 lineup includes Hayes Carll (“Another Like You” was American Songwriter’s number one song of 2011), Reckless Kelly, Cody Canada & The Departed, Wade Bowen, Uncle Lucius, Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros, Slaid Cleaves, Monty Byrom Band, Zack Walther Band, Midnight River Choir, Statesboro Revue, Dustin Welch, and acoustic sets by Jack Ingram and Sean McConnell. If you only attend one Americana show this year, this is it.
Twelve-ounce prophets from across the country descend on San Pedro this week for SA’s youngest aerosol art festival. After a successful inaugural edition in 2012, “Content Under Pressure” returns with 35 of the nation’s freshest graffiti artists and muralists including Chicago’s Debise CT and Bekit from New York City. Things kick off on Friday night with a gallery reception and artist meet and greet. Saturday includes a b-boy expo, artist panel, and performances by local hip-hop veterans Chisme and OBX. Live murals will be painted onsite by the FX Crew, I Wuz Here (CBS), IWS, Few and Far, and 4 Burners. Fans of the four elements should have plenty to rejoice in and enough vibrant street art to tide them over until Clogged Caps comes along.
SpareWorks.dance company responds to the installation of The Human Face and Form with a medley of stories and images. Choreographer Amber Ortega-Perez and fellow dancers mine the poses and gestures of McNay sculpture and celebrate the human form through modern dance.
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