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Now that AtticRep has departed the Attic Theater, the cozy perch at Trinity University where it worked dramatic magic for eight years, it might seem logical to rename the company. But Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater, the troupe’s new space within the Tobin Center, does not flow trippingly off the tongue. Asked whether a name change is likely, Roberto Prestigiacomo, the group’s artistic director, insisted: “No, we are AtticRep!” So AtticRep begins its ninth season Wednesday as the Tobin’s resident theater company, sharing the city’s center for the performing arts with the San Antonio Symphony, Opera San Antonio, Ballet San Antonio and other groups. The move itself is doubtless enough of a challenge that AtticRep decided to revive some of its most successful productions—God of Carnage (Sept 10-14), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Nov 12-23), True West (Jan 28-Feb 8) and The Irish Curse (Mar 25-Apr 5)—rather than create something new. … Prestigiacomo again directs God of Carnage, Yasmina Reza’s drama of domestic mayhem in which, following a playground spat between two 11-year-olds, their parents convene to resolve things rationally. Instead, the meeting among four adults devolves into a war of all against all. “I believe in a god of carnage,” proclaims one of the fathers. Rick Frederick, Gloria Sanchez and Andrew Thornton will reprise their roles in an electric production. Because of a scheduling conflict, Renee Garvens, who appeared in AtticRep’s 2011 production of Fifty Words, replaces Christy Huffman.
The Institute of Texan Cultures invites you to attend Tejano Ranching Family Day as part of the approaching Hispanic Heritage Month. Families can explore the Tejano experience by visiting with the vaqueros, exploring rancho cooking, listening to música ranchera and interacting with Tejanos both past and present.
Bru Erdman, a one man rock band, will play an acoustic show at La Hacienda.
In this intensive two-day class, exhibiting artist Timothy McCoy will teach students how to make evocative albumen prints, as was done in the 1850s. The process begins by cracking eggs, separating out the whites and beating them to obtain albumen solution. Paper will be coated by the albumen solution, and the "albumenized" paper is then floated on silver nitrate solution. This sensitized paper is exposed to UV light through an enlarged negative. The exposed paper is then developed and gold-toned. The result is stunning! Learn how to prepare digital images in Photoshop for the negative, which will then be made using a transparent material run through an inkjet printer. This will involve application of translation curves and soft proofing. Some darkroom experience is expected.
Beatrice is beautiful and always happy, and a paraplegic spokesmodel for DryOnes adult diapers. Everything in her life is always perfect and always will be, no matter what. A last minute replacement added to the Overtime Theater schedule, Beatrice and the Puppies by Ann Wuehler will run from September 5 to October 4. Shows are on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, with two Sunday shows September 14 at 2:30pm and September 28 at 7pm. Special Thursday Pay-What-You-Want shows will run September 18 and October 2 at 8pm.
With Hispanic Heritage Month approaching, the Institute of Texan Cultures invites you to attend Tejano Ranching Family Day and explore the Tejano experience. Discover Tejano culture, visit with vaqueros, explore rancho cooking, listen to música ranchera and interact with Tejanos both past and present. Tejano culture is alive in Texas. Tejano is so much more than the musical style that bears its name; it is the identity of the people of this state, both past and present. It is impossible to separate the Tejano experience from the history of ranching in Texas. The Institute of Texan Cultures proudly presents Tejano Ranching Family Day, a free Second Sunday that interprets the past 200 years of Tejano ranching culture.
The Texas Reptile Expo is coming to Wonderland of the Americas in the Norris Conference Center. The Super Heroes will come by the show throughout the day Saturday to pose for pictures, for a donation toward their cause of helping sick and struggling children. Free-style rapper Thuggizzle will also come by the expo on Saturday with the children that he mentors, "Thuggizzle's Kids."
Join LULAC Council 648 in celebrating Fiestas Patrias at Market Square. This year, LULAC has partnered with the Robert “Pikin” Quiroga ROQ and RIDE Committee to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of this World Champion Hispanic Boxing Leader. The event features a youth leadership pep-rally, a motorcycle caravan and special events showcasing San Antonio’s young talent. Don’t miss out on free t-shirts and a chance to win a bike. Come and enjoy two days of entertainment, delicious “antojitos,” mariachis, golklorico groups and other great artists. Exhibit booths with free give-aways will be present all day Saturday and Sunday. Proceeds to benefit scholarships for college bound students.
Grammy-nominated Camerata, San Antonio’s premier chamber music ensemble, performs chamber music from the era of impressionism. Hear the connections between the worlds of visual art and music in this narrated concert.
A wise man once advised that slow and steady would win any race. Amarar Kalki took these words to heart as he serialized his historical thriller Sivagamiyin Sabadham over the course of 12 years. In 2013, Guru Madurai R. Muralidaran adapted this sprawling tale of politics, lust and betrayal in 7th century India into a spectacular dance musical. Visiting from Chennai, India, this ambitious visual feast features over 50 performers, each in full regalia, dancing authentic folk dances against projected backdrops. Bihl Haus Arts, Kaveri Natya Yoga and San Antonio Tamil Sangam co-host the production.
Part of an American Express-sponsored film series, Duran Duran: Unstaged pairs the iconic British rockers with enigmatic director David Lynch. Formed in 1978 and named after a villain from the sci-fi classic Barbarella, the “Fab Five” rose to fame during MTV’s Golden Age with a string of poppy gems like “Rio,” “Girls on Film” and “Hungry Like the Wolf.” In essence a concert film enhanced with Lynchian animation and special effects (plus collaborations with Gerard Way, Kelis, Beth Ditto and Mark Ronson), Duran Duran: Unstaged lands at select theaters for one night only.
Melrose Family Fashions, a fixture on the San Antonio retail landscape, will celebrate their newest store in northwest San Antonio. Marking a milestone as the 103rd store, Melrose will host an afternoon of grand opening festivities including an official Ribbon Cutting conducted by San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce representatives at noon, followed at 4 p.m. by a free concert from Phoebe Marie, a Fall fashion show, food trucks and prize giveaways. The public is invited to attend.
Based on Dr. Robert Sapolsky's background in neurobiology and primatology, this lecture considers what we are to make of the questions of human violence, empathy, theory of mind, mental illness, competition, personality, creativity and spirituality.
Come celebrate the 204-year anniversary of Mexico's independence on September 15th. There will be a mariachi band playing, "Mujer Bonita," A ballet conisting the folklore of Guadelejara, Jalisco and a show, "Floreo de Reata," composed and interpreted by Jessica Duval, with Mexican music interpreted by Gildardo Alvarez. This event is charied by the General Consulate of Mexico.
The Mind Science Foundation and Trinity University's Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brown Distinguished Scientist Lecture series present Stanford University Professor of Biology and Neurology Robert Sapolsky. This lecture considers what we are to make of the questions of human violence, empathy, theory of mind, mental illness, competition, personality, creativity and spirituality. Are we just another primate, or different in the most fundamental of ways? Are we the sum of our neurons, or beyond being defined by that sort of reductionism?
The Twig Book Shop will host Dianna Morris Jones, author of Stop Breathe Believe, Mindful Living One Thought at a Time, on Monday, September 15.
Producer and internationally known comedian, Poppy Champlin is touring the country with some of the funniest and most talented comedians in her tour, “Queer Queens of Qomedy.” Champlin artfully selects the best of the best lesbian comedians and has them join her at each comedy venue the tour stops on. Now in its eighth year, the tour is proud to have Curve Magazine as the official sponsor for 2014. The two veteran comedians who will be joining her on her Texas tour are Vickie Shaw and Sandra Valls. The show is relatable to everyone whether they are gay, straight, or bi.
Even if Poppy Champlin hadn’t been crowned “America’s Funniest Real Woman” on The Joan Rivers Show in 1993, it’d be hard not to see this touring lineup of lesbian comics as descendants from Rivers’ royal bloodline. Onstage, Champlin and her fellow queens Vickie Shaw (hearing this Houston grandma drawl “Texan by birth, lesbian by grace,” should be medically prescribed to homophobes) and Sandra Valls (a Laredo native named hottest/most bad-ass lesbian Latina comic by anyone keeping score) talk about sexuality, aging, addiction and other things hushed in “polite society.”
Cristina J. Sanchez’s collection Bantu EyeZ is on exhibit at Fotoseptiembre this fall. The opening reception is September 16 from 5:30-7:30pm.
Fathom Events National Theatre Live (NT Live) and BY Experience present the U.K. production of a benchmark American play with the broadcast of Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby in the Young Vic / Joshua Andrews co-production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. Pre-recorded earlier the same day, this acclaimed production has garnered almost universal rave reviews during its sold-out run in London.
The Association for Women in Communications San Antonio Chapter (AWCSA) will be hosting a panel discussion titled “Let’s Talk ROI…” on Tuesday, September 16th at Aldaco’s Sunset Station, 100 Hoefgen Ave. from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Learn everything that you need to know about ROI that impacts budget decisions for advertising, marketing and social media campaigns for companies and non-profits. Panelists will include Kathie Anderson, Associate Publisher of San Antonio Magazine; Kate Edwards, Director of Marketing of San Antonio Area Foundation and Melinda Wickley, President of Wickley Interactive+Marketing. To RSVP send an email to email@example.com.
Curated by Deborah Keller-Rihn and Melanie Rush Davis, “Mixing It Up” is a one-stop crash-course in some of San Antonio’s most innovative artists, who experiment in this show with mixed media and photographic images. Given the crazy roster of artists involved, which includes Katie Pell, Juan Miguel Ramos, Kemp Davis, Trish Simonite, Ramin Samandari, Mario Garza, Wesley Harvey, Carra Garza and the curators themselves, this could be anything. Worst-case scenario: The viewer learns a little something about a whole lot of artists at once.
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