Former Project Runway contestant TV Guide Network red carpet host Nick Verreos presents his NV Nick Verreos Spring 2013 collection with a fun-filled fashion event at Dillard’s. Inspired by the Amalfi Coast, the collection is filled with bright pops of color and graphic prints and showcases the designer's signature draping style.
Just like an outing to Target, really. The young women staffing the cashier's station are friendly and unbothered, for all the world like they're working at Old Navy. Huge and well-organized porn selection, plenty of plastic wee-wees and vajay-jays. Open 24/7!
If you’re throwing a party (regardless of theme) Alamo Fiesta is must-see destination. Garlands, papel picado, piñatas, and hand-painted tin ornaments can be purchased at prices that might make you go overboard. Talavera housewares, serapes, masks, and Mexican dresses (made in Mexico especially for the store) make Alamo Fiesta a cheerful one-stop-shopping destination for out-of-town guests. Even the adjacent higher-end folk art gallery boasts hard-to-believe price tags. Don’t miss the back patio with its cheerful array of imported metal lawn ornaments (the roosters are very popular), and candy-colored ceramic snakes that climb the wall.
Maybe the most ghetto of the local sex emporia, which might be right up your proverbial alley, depending on what you're into.
The Goodwill at 410 near Blanco has the most amazing footwear for women. From 5-inch heels to Birks, the quality of the donated items are especially good, which is rare for any thrift store. As with all thrift stores, keep in mind that some days are better than others, so if you strike out once, don't blame me, OK? Goodwill awesome shoe karma will happen for you eventually.
Agosto Cuellar’s Jive Refried is Southtown’s go-to emporium for all things vintage. The store gets packed on First Fridays, when bizarre (even scary) tchotchkes perched atop shelves make sure no one slips out without paying for their costumes for the evening. Prices can seem high at times, but Cuellar’s buying eye (much of the merchandise comes from places with better style track records than Texas) produces top-quality pieces that you won’t find in thrift stores. Costume jewelry, hats, well-preserved Western shirts with pearly snaps, and handbags galore make Jive Refried an ideal destination for gifts, while Cuellar’s whimsical, original designs are conversation-starters to say the least
Love Shack Boutique is a upscale retail experience for all things nice and naughty, catering to couples and individuals seeking quality products and affordable fun! The classy ambiance that greets our guests is enhanced by the excellent customer service provided by knowledgeable and friendly staff. Come in today and experience the difference.
A favorite of downtown scenesters, Redemption Garb Vintage lures in shoppers with decently priced treasures as old as the ’40s. Not surprisingly, a high concentration of the merchandise is from the ’80s, but a good scouring of the racks can produce sweaters, dresses, and (to a lesser extent) menswear from the polyester-clad 60s. Our secret shopper fell in love with a black shift dress fit for Wednesday Addams, and a pair of Caddyshack-era golfing pants that could easily help a hipster win the Most Ironically Dressed award. Owner Shelby Guevara has been known to tailor clothes to give them a modern fit, and even stocks locally produced silkscreened T-shirts for vintage-phobic shoppers.
San Angel Folk Art has been exhibiting and selling outsider and folk art since 1989. Aside from the higher- priced work that rotates along with the store’s exhibition schedule, owner Hank Lee stocks only-in-Texas gift items like sets of glasses made from recycled Topo Chico bottles and impeccably revamped versions of Western shirts and guayaberas made especially for the store. Dia de Los Muertos-themed items can be found year-round, and Lee is almost always around to explain exactly what it is you’re looking at and where on earth it came from. Even if you left your wallet at home, it’s worth stopping by to peek at the new arrivals and say hi to the pair of lovebirds that live in the store.
Family-owned, user friendly, and staffed (in part) by the frisky Rosemary Benitez, the "Mary Poppins of the Sex Industry", this shop offers lingerie, vibes, condoms, books, y mas, and feels very women-friendly and not at all creepy. They also do bachelorette parties, classes, and seminars.
Possibly SA’s most curated selection of gifts, housewares, and jewelry, sloan/hall is the perfect place to pick up a specialized gift for the friend who already has one of everything. It’s not for everyone ? jewelry can range anywhere from $90 to $4,000, and hard-to-find books can cost upwards of $1,000 ? but if you know someone who’s worth the splurge (including yourself), sloan/hall’s got you covered, and you’ll definitely inspire a chorus of “Where did you get that?”
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Kicking off with an opening ceremony at the Arneson River Theatre, America’s Armed Forces River Parade features 25 floats representing veterans, support groups, and all branches of the military. Reserved seating at the Arneson is sold out; view the parade for free from the banks of the River Walk.
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.
Austin-based Bamako Airlines has just released their self-titled EP —an engaging collection of mostly solid AfroPop covers from Algeria, Madagascar, Ethiopia, and Mali. What I’m really looking forward to is their next album, which reportedly will be more centered on their promising originals (listen to Bamako Airlines’ “Desséché” for clues). Singer Meera Chandy, trumpeter Brian Carr, guitarists Chris Vestre and Michael Goldsmith, drummer David Justh, Sexto Sol bassist Greg Goodman, plus guest Eddie Lehwald on trombone (cross your fingers that they can also bring Guinea percussionist Aboubacar Sylla, who recorded on the album) are at their best in a live setting, and cozy Carmens is perfect for them — you could do a lot worse than having a sangría while Bamako Airlines is all over your ass.
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.
Founded in Austin eight years ago by Chris Gross, FrankenBike promotes cycling to the masses while connecting cyclists looking to buy, sell or trade bicycles and bicycle related gear or parts. The free free monthly swap meet that has since spread to include San Antonio, Houston, Fort Worth, Corpus Christi, Waco, and Bryan-College Station, and is set to expand coast to coast. On Saturday, the local chapter celebrates its third anniversary with a party at Alamo Street Eat Bar with music by Merge 98FM and Independence Brew on tap. For details, visit sanantonio.frankenbike.net.
Lovely and talented young women compete in interview, physical fitness, and evening gown categories with special guest performances by Trilogy Dance Center.
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