The San Antonio Chef Cooperative, the Dorćol Distilling Company and Edible San Antonio are throwing a party on March 8 with fabulous food, amazing Dorćol cocktails and great atmosphere in the So Flo Arts district. It's all for the 20th San Antonio Film Festival.
This show will also feature Eros and the Eschaton and AM Transistor 80.
Presented by the Contemporary A Cappella Society. From classical to contemporary, from barbershop to jazz, vocal groups of varying sizes, genres and ages will converge in San Antonio for a day of inspiring education, networking opportunities and mind-blowing performances. Whether you are brand new to the a cappella scene, a student of vocal music, a seasoned professional or just a fan of great music, you are invited to the party of the year. Headliners: LA band ARORA (previously SONOS, as seen on NBC's The Sing-Off) is a vocals+electronics group who has created a genre of their own, with unique avant garde harmonies paired with deep soul. Come join the celebration.
Help contribute to a statewide volunteer effort to monitor water quality in rivers, streams and lakes by becoming a Texas Stream Team Certified Water Quality Monitor. Texas Stream Team, a program of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University, is the state's leading citizen-science water-quality monitoring program. Stream Team coordinator Donna Taylor will teach participants to test water for conductivity, dissolved oxygen, pH and temperature, and make field observations regarding water flow, color, clarity and conditions. Participants should bring their lunch. Register online at Cibolo.org/calendar or call 830-249-4616.
Celebrate snakes through programs, activities, storytime,crafts, displays, live music and live snakes. Events will take place around Pavilion and Visitor Center.
Learn how to grow healthy, delicious food and make the most out of your garden.
Most writers agree that revision is where most of their serious work takes place. The class will advocate for a radical approach to revision and focus on a variety of revision strategies. We will look at how to redirect a weak early draft and send it in the direction of becoming a good story. The class will include a handout that covers 15 revision strategies. Instructor: Robert Boswell.
Children ages 3 and up are invited to learn how useful ladybugs are, while releasing some live ladybugs at the nature center and getting some to take home too. Children must be accompanied by caregivers. Visit Cibolo.org/calendar or call 830-249-4616 to learn more.
The 24th San Antonio International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Come out and show your support for all the women in your life and march with us through downtown San Antonio. Stay for the rally at HemisFairPark to be inspired by our speakers and performers.
Join us for cuentos, pan dulce y caf as part of our ongoing En Aquellos Tiempos Westside oral history project. This months theme will be related to International Women's Day.
Join Bexar County master gardener Ginny Frederick as she demonstrates how to create a raised garden bed and simple techniques for protecting your garden from hungry deer. An experienced Hill Country gardener, Frederick will answer gardening questions and address garden challenges.
Join us for a health insurance marketplace event. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP: 877-215-9355
Come hang out and relax on a Saturday afternoon at Ranger Creek, and let us say thanks to all of you for supporting us. We'll celebrate our latest beer release with camaraderie and live music.A ticker gets you a souvenir Ranger Creek pint glass and 3 drink tickets (your choice of 3 beers or 2 beers and a whiskey). If you wear a Ranger Creek shirt or bring your own Ranger Creek pint glass, you can get in for less. Our standard beers will be available as well as limited quantities of a few brewery-only specialty beers, which will be available for purchase. We'll have whiskey evaluations every hour on the hour, and bottles of our whiskey will be available for purchase at our special distillery-only price. Food will be available for purchase from two of our amazing local gourmet food trucks. Some seating will be available, but feel free to bring your own lawn chair. Please bring your ID and your willingness to hang out with your fellow San Antonians. We also recommend you bring cash, as this will help keep the lines manageable.
Beating Cancer with Bri Bagwell, Bull Riding and a Big Texas Time. Only tickets purchased online or at one of our ticket sales booths go towards our cause, so please buy your tickets now! Enjoy the beautiful country setting at Tejas Rodeo Company while we BEAT cancer with Texas country beats, home-style cooking, cold drinks, a silent auction, shopping and a professional rodeo, including mutton bustin' and bull riding! This will be a family fun environment filled with excitement that can only be found in Texas. Purchase tickets at soliveinc.org.
Join us for a health insurance marketplace event. Light refreshments will be served.RSVP: 877-215-9355.
Free concert featuring music by Blackeye Blonde.
Performers include Lost and Found, Ben Bowen King, and the Texas Old Time Fiddlers Association, including Texas State Fiddle Championship Hall of Fame member Valerie Ryals O’Brien and 2012 World Champion Fiddler Bubba Hopkins.
The Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas will host the Annual South Texas Alamo Irish Festival. This festival has all of the ingredients to make it the perfect opportunity to celebrate the rich Irish Heritage and traditions in South Texas. Event goers will enjoy authentic Irish cuisine and live entertainment, including an Irish music festival featuring the Irish ‘Comhaltas’ musicians, San Antonio Pipe & Drums, and Joe Walmsley. Headlining the evening will be the Celtic rock band from Houston, The Blaggards. Adults can enjoy Ireland’s beverage of choice, Guinness, in addition to other brands from GLI Distributing.
Join us for a free seminar by Chandra Murthy, which will teach parents and students how to apply for college and financial aid.
Please join the Artist Foundation at our 2nd annual Moveable Art Party (MAP). This special night of art exhibitions and performances by AF Award Recipients at Blue Star Arts Complex venues helps the AF continue its mission of awarding artistic excellence and innovation. Your generous donation is a direct investment in fueling San Antonio artists' original work and our city's creative economy.
These five artists have been invited to address an individual sense and explore possibilities of the multi-sensory system and their cross-modal effects:Artemesia Snow - Taste, Eric Sanden - Hearing, Todd Michael Fichter - Smell, Mary Eisendrath - Touch, Meg Langhorne - Sight.
Join us as the potentially wild world of synesthesia engulfs the tiny encyclopedic space of the Epitome Institute.
The Waste Machine is a performance installation devised by the Aesthetic of Waste for the basement of the Wong Grocery gallery spaces. Upon descending into the space, the attendees will see a jukebox machine partially submerged in the dirt with which they will control the fate of the four hour performance. Unpredictable and unforgiving, the Waste Machine intends to finally destroy the Aesthetic of Waste.
Inspire Fine Art Center will embark on an artistic journey to a far away land as part of its Free Family Art Day. As part of the “Passport to Inspiration” Family Art Day series, each month participants will pick a stamp, stamp their “passport,” enjoy creating art projects and have a snack. When the child has four stamps in their passport, he/she will receive a free T-shirt and when a child has seven stamps, he/she will receive 50% off the registration fee for an art class.
We invite all San Antonio area brides and guests to browse through hundreds of new and lovingly worn designer and couture wedding gowns, all at an incredible savings. Gowns range from $99 to $3,900, are available in all styles and in sizes 4-18. You will also meet some of the area's top wedding vendors, and enter exciting giveaways--all while supporting a great cause.
Patiently and painstakingly, Mark & Sue Peavy are restoring to its mid-century provenance, a 1957 Milton Ryan hideaway ("Town"). Come visit the progress of this labor of love, a hidden, rescued gem of San Antonio architecture at 3rd Space Art Gallery.
Check out the "Country" cabin that shares the property along with their vineyard, orchards, and gardens; and celebrate the Peavys' poetic and artistic dream of self-sufficiency--restoring, reviving, and reusing a piece of Bexar County history.
Local author and poet Natalia Trevino will read from and sign copies of her book of poetry "Lavando La Dirty Laundry."
International Women’s Day (IWD) started in the early 1900s at the International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen at the suggestion of Clara Zetkin. She proposed that women from every country should campaign for their rights annually to help end discrimination. More than 100 women from 17 countries attended the event and agreed with Zetkin. This year marks San Antonio’s 24th annual IWD March, where supporters will celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of all women while continuing to fight against social injustices. This year’s theme is “Nos tienen miedo porque no tenemos miedo (They fear us because we have no fear).” The march concludes with a rally featuring guest speakers, artisans and children’s activities. The march starts at the corner of S St. Mary’s and E Cesar Chavez (former Univision Building) and ends at HemisFair Park.
Do It Together Fest (DIT) is a one-day festival put together by labels from across the region. Showcasing more than 30 emerging bands from New Orleans, Denton, Houston, Austin and San Antonio, DIT is designed to give show-goers the best of what’s next in rock music. Along with the swell visiting bands (All People, Woozy and Caddywhompus, to name a few) the bill features a slew of promising local acts including Búho, Vetter Kids, Bright Like the Sun, Ghost Police and Cryin’ D.T. Buffkin & the Bad Breath. Organizer and Texas is Funny Records founder Scott Andreu told the Current, “DIT is our way of reaching out to the other ‘players’ in our region to start the dialog needed to encourage growth in audience and for people outside the region to take our area of the woods more seriously. We feel you can get much more done doing things together.” Here’s to a day of great music and the spirit of collaboration.
With First Friday and Second Saturday cosmically aligned for Contemporary Art Month, the weekend ahead presents a wealth of opportunities for the art crowd. Pending our collective recovery from the CAM kick-off Party and Blue Star’s trio of openings (see page 25), there’s a slew of happenings to keep on the radar for Saturday. A little pricey but benefiting a worthy cause, the Artist Foundation of San Antonio’s second annual Moveable Art Party wraps visual art, film, theater, music, poetry and aerial performance into a roving celebration with cocktails and a silent auction ($125, 6-11:45 p.m., begins and ends at Blue Star Theatre, 108 Blue Star). The South Flores Arts District rises to the occasion with receptions for the Aesthetic of Waste’s performance-based installation Waste Machine, involving a dirty jukebox in the basement of the Wong Grocery Building (7-11 p.m., 1502 S Flores); an eight-person show at Gallista (6-9 p.m., 1913 S Flores); a collection of surreal, ethereal, rasquache and retrospective “Short Stories” presented by the Spare Parts Mini Art Museum at Lady Base Gallery (7-10 p.m., 1913 S Flores); Clamp Light’s resident artists displaying “projections, lace, ceramics and naughty men” at FL!GHT (7-10 p.m., 1906 S Flores); and Gravelmouth’s selfie-inspired “Shoot Yourself,” featuring camera-ready backdrops created by Louie Chavez, Nik Soupé, Sixto-Juan Zavala and Shek Vega (7:30-11 p.m., 1906 S Flores). Just a hop, skip and a jump away at Epitome Institute, Dr. Chassis Gertrude Gaytan (aka Ann-Michèle Morales) curates “5 for 5: Revisiting the Senses,” an intriguing look at the “potentially wild world of synesthesia” (6-9 p.m., 222 Roosevelt). For details, visit contemporaryartmonth.com.
Where were you when Willy Wonka first scared the piss out of you and ruined your life? When mankind’s best and purest creation, candy, became a golden ticket to a nightmare world of pure imagination and melted chocolate—the means by which a purple-suited deviant transported a little-person-slave-powered riverboatload of preteens through the video from The Ring and into the seventh circle of steampunk kiddie hell. Children, as punishment for being children, are lured into Rube Goldberg deathtraps and subjected to David Cronenberg body horrors while their “guardians” look on in impotent terror. And our hero’s reward for surviving? Keep your mouth shut, Charlie, and someday all of this will be yours. Welcome to the world, kids. SAMA and Slab Cinema team up to screen the 1971 classic as part of the outdoor Family Flicks series. Pack a picnic.
DMX didn’t end up fighting George Zimmerman, but he’s coming to Backstage Live Saturday, March 8. Everyone’s favorite barking and growling emcee has seen better days. He’s only released two albums in the past 10 years and he has yet to match the fierce passion and skillful descriptiveness of his best work in the late 1990s. Nonetheless, dude’s still got the same skills that made him such a big deal in the first place. So come on out and show some love for what was and what still could be—I’m sure he’ll play “Party Up (Up in Here)” for you.
Over the course of three LPs, the Brooklyn-based indie-pop outfit Miniature Tigers has experimented with myriad sub-genres, effectively defying reviews peppered with descriptors like “catchy, disco-on-the-cheap,” “bedroom-psych-pop” and “tropical, Caucasian doo wop.” Regardless of stylistic shifts, the band—formed in MySpace-era Arizona by falsetto-inclined vocalist Charlie Brand and keyboardist/drummer Rick Schaier—maintains a playful sense of humor that reached new heights with 2012’s Mia Pharoah, a danceable romp driven by tracks (namely “Sex on the Regular” and “Female Doctor”) Rolling Stone summed up as “horndog electro-disco fantasies.” En route to play a string of shows at SXSW, the notoriously amusing quartet plays 502 in support of the forthcoming Cruel Runnings, which features songs about swimming pools and “lovers meeting at discotheques.”
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