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Come celebrate the release of our new .36 White at Ranger Creek. You'll get a souvenir mason jar to take home with you, plus 3 drink tickets. Redeem your tickets for drinks at three different stations that will be run by our friends at Gustology. Station #1 will feature two different cocktails using .36 White as a flavorful alternative to vodka. Station #2 will feature two different mason jar moonshine fruit infusions. And Station #3 will feature a side by side tasting of the .36 White and .36 Bourbon to see the difference the barrel makes. One of our awesome food truck friends will be on hand, and their food will be available for purchase. Come meet the distiller, hang out at the brewstillery, and enjoy the release of your newest local whiskey!
It’s a who’s who among Latinos in the music, film, TV, media, health, fashion and sports industries, as the Alamo City welcomes a host of celebrities to the 2014 Festival People en Español this weekend. Among the stars to join the festivities and treat patrons to musical performances, speaking engagements and special Q&A panels include actresses Génesis Rodríguez (The Last Stand) and Cristela Alonzo (ABC’s Cristela), actor Eduardo Verástegui (Bella), film director Miguel Arteta (Cedar Rapids), Spanish TV icon Don Francisco of Sabado Gigante fame (pictured) and professional boxer Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez. Hosted by CNN’s Alejandra Orra and Azteca TV’s Poncho De Anda, both days begin with a Zumba class taught by local fitness instructor Mario Gómez and the Dále Fitness Team. Exercise will be followed with a concert by Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza on Saturday and Texas-based all-sister group Las Fenix on Sunday. Other performances throughout the weekend include singers Priscila Ángel, Gabriel Coronel and Jaci Velásquez. The festival is free, but if you want to pony up some cash, there is a concert next door at the Lila Cockrell Theatre on Saturday featuring urban pop artists Becky G. and Zendaya that’ll set you back $20-$60.
San Antonio Systema presents a two day seminar led by Brazil’s leading Systema instructor, Nelson Wagner. Individuals will learn about the systema fundamentals, defense against one or multiple attackers, weaponizing your body, defense against weapons (armed or unarmed), and remaining human during combat. The two day seminar is available in both English and Spanish.
Jolene Navarro will be at Barnes & Nobles signing her brand new book, “Lone Star Hero.” Her previous book is titled “Lone Star Holiday.”
A professional musician for about ten years, Bru Erdman has been traveling around the South Texas Music Scene for more than fifteen years. Known to the public as Bru's Tunes, Bru not only sings and plays the guitar, but he is also an accomplished violinist. He has played the downtown bar scene, at country clubs, and even at weddings throughout the years. This one man acousitc show will leave you more than satisfied.
After moving from Boston to NYC, John Fisch was chosen as one of Comedy Central’s Fresh Faces of Comedy and named him one of Back Stage Magazine’s 10 Standout Stand-ups. He has appeared on the Late Night Show with David Letterman, has been featured in Maxim Magazine and was the host of the widely popular podcast, “In the Tank.” He appeared on Last Comic Standing 4 and was the NYC Capital One Audience Favorite, which earned him wide recognition and a new legion of fans. He has performed at multiple festivals including the 2007 HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and the 2010 Great American Comedy Festival at the Johnny Carson Theatre in Norfolk, Nebraska. Most recently he was invited to perform at this year’s TBS “Just For Laughs” Comedy Festival in Chicago.
Although hard Luck Heroes gave their farewell show a year and a half ago, they have reunited for another show alongside their Los Angeles rocabilly buddies, Three Bad Jacks. Hard Luck Heroes started about ten years ago when two San Antonio Fire Department members at the training academy met up and started jamming to punk rock songs about working-class pride, hot rods, and moonshine. Founding members Josh Frandsen and Chris Young, brought on Michael Botsford Rob Cadena, and later Rick Rios.
Pushing boundaries for 29 years, Jump-Start Performance Co. is an SA institution rooted in experimentation and collaboration. A former fixture in the Blue Star Arts Complex, the performance art troupe unveils a mysterious new production this week in its new Beacon Hill space. Directed by Marisela Barrera and developed through “a rehearsal process of performance experiments, improvisation and story-sharing,” Oscuridad plays out during the final hours of a doomed cantina frequented by shadowy characters La Lechuza, Fantasma, El Señor, the Handless Maid and La Muerte.
The Hidalgo Trust was originally conceived by a group of adventurers that became friends around the time of World War I. Only two came from wealthy families, yet all of them became wealthy through a combination of hard work, intelligence, and some luck. All of them had experienced or observed mans' inhumanity to man and were determined to make the world a better place to live. The Trust was designed to do three things: hide the memebers' wealth and preserve it for the benefit of their children, remove themselves from both the public eye and from the attention of criminals and the intelligence services of the nations, and to protect, educate, and train their children, who would be targeted by thier old foes and new enemies. In this installment of the Hidalgo Trust, Thomas Challenger Larsen, the owner of Sea Systems, a large underwater service company, foils an attempted kidnapping. As the Trust has an inherent dislike of notoriety, Thomas takes two of the captured kidnappers to his farm, where with the aid of his close friend, a retired game warden, and Tom's sister, a psychiatrist, they discover a possible plot to destroy oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico. Thier attempts to unravel the plot, along with the discovery of a second concurrent plot originating in South America to flood the American East Coast with contaminated drugs, causes a response by the combined members of the Hidalgo Trust.
Up and coming artist Megan Solis, is from San Antonio and has already established a distinctive style as an urban contemporary painter. She approaches the medium of art with graffiti and a pop art style that creates a fresh illustrative air for her artworks.
An Earth-Kind Educational Seminar presented by David Rodriguez from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Horticulturist.
From August 28 through September 28, KACC will host an exhibit relating to the geological history of the Hill Country
Datpiff.com is awesome and free, but their most-listened-to mixtapes currently include five from Lil Wayne and three from Wiz Khalifa, so those seeking the newest thing in hip-hop might be better off going outside. Art of War challenges MCs and beat-makers to deliver the goods live in original-track battles. Not all will be good, but some will be great and you probably never would’ve thought to Google any of them. That goes triple for break dancing and graffiti, well represented here but mostly discovered online via YouTube roulette.
Charlie Robison’s most recent album—last year’s High Life—is a collection of covers, featuring the songs of Doug Sahm, Kinky Friedman and Bob Dylan, but it’s not a sign the Bandera-raised singer-songwriter is retiring into irrelevance. High Life instead finds Robison attempting to heal after leaving his own blood on the tracks with 2009’s Beautiful Day, recorded in the wake of his divorce from Dixie Chick Emily Robison (née Erwin). Whether singing his own songs or covers, the straightforward sincerity and Texas grit in his lived-in voice only become more meaningful as years pass.
Datpiff.com is awesome and free, but their most-listened-to mixtapes currently include five from Lil Wayne and three from Wiz Khalifa, so those seeking the newest thing in hip-hop might be better off going outside. Art of War challenges MCs and beat-makers to deliver the goods live in original-track battles. Not all will be good, but some will be great and you probably never would’ve thought to Google any of them. That goes triple for break dancing and graffiti, well represented here but mostly discovered online via YouTube roulette. $8-$12, 8pm-2am Friday, 3pm-2am Saturday, The White Rabbit, 2410 N St. Mary's; $5, 8pm-2am Sunday, Limelight, 2718 N St. Mary’s.
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