Doors open at 8pm to support local talent, no cover.
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, the Comal Country Music Show features vocalists Sierra Cecil, Glen Muenchow, and Chuck Reininger. Sandwiches and desserts available for purchase onsite.
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.
By building a small house, drenching it in water, and allowed icicles to form, Larson's recreation of a severe ice storm depicts frozen beauty and nature's destructive ways.
An ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Band of the West, the Southwest Winds is comprised of five talented musicians with a variety of instruments, including clarinet, oboe, French horn, and flutes. They support the mission of the U.S. Air Force and music education through classes for all ages. They have been featured as the Texas Music Educators Association conventions and have been on tours through Texas, Arizona, Louisiana and New Mexico.
A special hearing has been called to propose placing on the City Council Agenda additions to the current Non Discriminatory codes to include Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity/Expression, and Veterans Status and Disability. Join CAUSA, The Community Alliance For A United San Antonio, in City Hall at 12:30pm and wear red to support for fairness and equality. The meeting will begin at 1:30pm.
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.
The 12th annual Women Empowered Conference is a free two-day motivational conference for women who are considering a return to school or joining the workforce and would like more information about careers and enhancing leadership skills. Continental breakfast and lunch are included. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Laura Rendon, professor with the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Texas-San Antonio. WE Scholarships will be awarded the first day of the conference. For conference registration and scholarship forms please visit www.alamo.edu/sac/swans. The deadline for scholarship applications is May 6.
Celebrating 25 years and still rockin', Guitar Wars is the longest running guitar competition in the US. Live music will be provided by: Alamo Rock School Youth Band at 6:15 pm, Heather Leather at 6:40 pm, The BC Boys at Half-time (about 9:00 pm), and The Hares for the finale (about 10:30). For contestant registration go to http://www.alamomusic.com/form/guitar-wars-contestant-entry-form
Bring your own instrument and join in!
Kids can participate in 30 minute's of crafting fun with Michael's as they learn how to make silly critters out of crafting supplies. Register for sessions every half hour.
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) hosts a discussion with national experts as they compare San Antonio's suburban development to other regions and addresses obstables that need to be overcome in order to grow.
The mixer honors UTSA president Dr. Ricardo Romo for his transformation of the school into a Tier One university. Alan Baxter, Judge John Specia, and Xavier The Freakin' Rican will also be honored. Appetizers, cash bar, and music will be available. The Belleza of Cresta Bella is located at 20202 Cresta Avenida.
Come out to the Barnes and Noble at the Shops at La Cantera to meet with The Voices de la Luna group for a free poetry workshop. Please stop by if you would like feedback on your own poetry.
The Voices de la Luna group will feature poetry readings in the Barnes and Noble at the Shops of la Cantera with an open mic session. Please stop by for an evening filled with poetry!
Dr. Don Lien of the UTSA Confucius Institute discusses the importance of learning second languages, as well as the importance of learning Chinese in the global community.
Bring your instrument and join in on a free jam session.
Celebrate Miljenko "Mike" Grgish's 90th birthday with his daughter and fellow wine maker Violet Grgich. Mike's wines have won attention from California to France for his breakthrough in wine making techniques. Call 210-483-8989 for more information
Be one of the first people in Texas to taste six wines from two Chilean wineries: the Mayu Winery and J. Bouchon Winery. Chileon inspired food will be served and wine will be available by the glass and the bottle.
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.
Based in Monterrey, Mexico, alt-rock outfit Los Claxons — Mauricio Sanchez (voice and guitar), Ignacio Llantada (voice, guitar, and keys), Edgar Lozano (electric guitar), Pablo Gonzalez Sarre (bass and guitar), and Cesareo R. Castillo (drums) — has been nominated for two Latin Grammys and opened for Maroon 5.
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