Blue Star/Red Dot 2013 is San Antonio's most highly anticipated art sale of the year, benefiting Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum's exhibitions and educational programs. This fundraiser provides the opportunity to purchase contemporary artwork selected by collectors from around the state and supports San Antonio's premier contemporary art institution. For 23 years, Blue Star's annual Red Dot fundraiser has raised essential funding for operational support as well as exhibitions, MOSAIC educational programming, lectures and workshops. Fifty percent of the profit from art sales is re-distributed back to the participating artists in the community, making BLUE STAR/RED DOT the single largest event in San Antonio that gives back to artists through the sale of their work. Over the past 23 years, Red Dot has given back over half a million dollars to local artists.The tremendous support stays true to the mission of Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum as the first and longest-running visual contemporary art institution in San Antonio and speaks to the history and roots of the organization, continuing its tradition as an artist run institution supporting artists through programming, exhibitions, art education and events.
Alamo Heights High School hosts the annual AHHS Choir Spring Concert and silent auction. Proceeds from the silent auction directly beneft the AHHS choir and help underwrite scholarships, recording and sound equipment, and students' transportation and competition expenses. Items for auction include tickets to the San Antonio Symphony and The Playhouse, one night's stay and breakfast at the historic St. Anthony Hotel, a family four-pack to the Alamo IMAX Rivercenter, and more. This year the Smoke Shack food truck will sell brisket sliders, sausage wraps, and frito pies from 6-8 p.m. in front of the auditorium with a portion of sales going to the AHHS Choral Program.
The Get Up Community Center hosts the inaugural Jazz at the Get Up, a fundraiser benefiting its after school and summer programs as well as its new Senior Activity Center. The event features live music by John Magaldi & The Alto Madness Band and Johnny P & the Wiseguys with BBQ, beer, and wine available for purchase onsite.
Get Up Community Center announces their First Annual “Jazz at The Get Up Community Center” Fundraiser. This event will be held Saturday, June 1 from 6-10pm, and admission is $15. Proceeds benefit the newly opened Senior Activity Center, their ongoing Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math afterschool and summer programs, and Food Pantry. Guests can enjoy BBQ and jazz music by local bands John Magaldi and Johnny P & The Wise Guys. The Get Up Community Center was formed in 2009 as a summer and after school outreach program for children up to age 12. They also feed more than 350 families per month as a partner with San Antonio Food Bank, including many senior and military service members. BBQ plates including brisket, chicken, beans, coleslaw, or potato salad is available, as well as beer and wine. “It is our responsibility to impact the lives of those who need it most in our community,” explains CEO and Founder Robert Cockfield. Last year the center held a summer program focused on academic mentoring and educational advancement for youth with great success, and will begin this year’s STREAM camp on June 10. Many people within the community rely on the services GUCC provides and events like these help keep them going. This annual fundraiser is also perfectly timed for the grand opening of the Senior Activity Center where adults ages 50 and above can enjoy a hot meal on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 11:30am-1pm. They can also socialize, play games, and get involved in all that is going on at GUCC. Ticket sales are limited and can be purchased online at getupcommunity.org or by contacting the center at (210) 637-0155.
Wolverton and Nicolette Good perform at a Sala Diaz fundraiser at the historic Gallagher ranch.
Now in its 13th year, the music series has featured some of the very best Texas and national country musicians such as Blake Shelton, Bart Crow Band, Kyle Park, Gary P. Nunn, Cory Morrow, Stoney LaRue, Randy Rogers, Jason Boland, Roger Creager, Wade Bowen, Pat Green, Aaron Watson, Radney Foster, Kevin Fowler, Bleu Edmondson, The Rick Cavender Band and many more. A new feature this season: an after party with live music at the Thirsty Horse Saloon that immediately follows each concert. The live music series is free; however, all who attend are asked to make a food or monetary donation to the San Antonio Food Bank.
Indulge on free wine and snacks, as you browse a unique selection of items, including art work by WRR animal artists'. Proceeds benefit the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.
One of San Antonio's most historic sites is teaming up with the San Antonio Food Bank in a fundraiser to help support community programs to fight hunger in South Texas. Victoria's Black Swan Inn will be hosting Market Days, in which local artists, jewelers, craftsmen, antique dealers, and other unique vendors will be displaying their wares to the general public. The event is free and will also feature a non-perishable food donation drive. All donations, monetary or otherwise, will go towards the support of various community initiatives run by the San Antonio Food Bank.
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Fronted by vocalist and rhythm guitarist Kele Okereke, guitar-driven British rockers Bloc Party struck a major chord with Silent Alarm, a 2005 release highlighted by the danceable indie gem “Banquet” and The Smiths-inspired “Like Eating Glass.” A slight departure from the early work that earned them comparisons to post-punk pioneers Gang of Four, the quartet’s aptly titled fourth album Four shows Bloc Party rocking harder than usual after an uncertain period complicated by break-up rumors related to Okereke’s solo projects (which include his debut album The Boxer as well as dance-driven collaborations with Hercules and Love Affair and Martin Solveig). The vaguely political Londoners touch down in Helotes with support from buzz-worthy Canadian electronic outfit Bear Mountain.
Artpace's You(th)Pace Teen Art Council encourages teens across Bexar County to explore the San Antonio art scene; work with artists; create art activities; and design their own collaborative program, exhibition, or project for the public. On Tuesday, the fifteen high-school students from 11 area schools present the culmination of the two semester-long program, a group show exploring themes of discovery and loss.
G. Tomas V presents the sixth edition of SA's "only body art competition." Hosted by Anthony "The Poet" Flores, "Fairytales & Fantasy" features 30 artists (including special guests Oscar Galvan Jr. and Raul Castellanos) creating live art on 30 models, plus music by DJ Techneek (10pm-2am), a live visual performance by Matari Productions (10:30pm), and a photo shoot (11pm-midnight) followed by the presentation of contestants at midnight. Rewarding first, second, and third places with trophies and other prizes, the contest also guarantees winners a spot in the 2014 Beyond the Canvas calendar.
Hello Studio hosts a screening of two videos written, recorded, and produced by Joe Raymond Vega, formerly of the band Xry. Exploring gender roles and sexuality, Vega's works speak to "those who indulge and are not afraid … everyone who has had to deal with racial or ethnic cruelty … straight, gay, and lesbian … outcasts of American society."
The AT&T Center hosts its first-ever outdoor rock festival on Memorial Day weekend. The full-day of rock music will feature a lineup of 15 bands and features: Guns N’ Roses, Alice in Chains, Bullet for my Valentine, Skillet, Halestorm, Asking Alexandria, All That Remains, Device, Clutch, The Sword, Young Guns, O’ Brother, The Heroine, and Memory of a Melody.
An innovative collaboration between the Office of Historic Preservation, the Department for Culture and Creative Development, and the Center City Development Office, the Center City Open House series is designed to showcase the potential of San Antonio’s vacant historic buildings.The inaugural event takes over a 1920s-era building at 201 West Commerce with a dynamic art display spanning the entire facade of the building (featuring artists Rex Hausmann, David Almaguer, and Kyle Martin), a performance of "Da Luz" by Ballet San Antonio, a "Barrio Couture" fashion presentation by local designer Agosto Cuellar, complimentary drinks courtesy of Freetail Brewery, and international hors d’oeuvres by Ming’s Thing.
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