This unique holiday special features a collection of 20th century VHS clips, which will include fist fights over toys for tots, erotic Santas, Nazi elves, and an endless parade of singing kids! Everything is Terrble! is a video-blogging website run by a group of friends, but now you can see them live. The show will feature puppets, sing-a-longs, candy, fake snow, and a visit from the big man himself!
From Casanova and Dr. Watson to Kate Winslet and Maggie Smith, Jenny Beavan designs costumes for Hollywood’s best loved period films. Known for her work in The King’s Speech, Alexander, and Sherlock Holmes, Beavan also designed the costumes for Sense and Sensibility, Jane Eyre, Gosford Park, Howards End, and Defiance, all on view in CUT! Costume and the Cinema. Beaven discusses her career, beginning with producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory, her many Academy Award nominations including an Oscar for A Room With a View, and her costumes featured in Cut! Costume and the Cinema.
Based on travels along the length of the U.S./Mexico border and encounters with residents, fence contractors, border patrol officers and journalists, New York artist Blane De St. Croix’s “Broken Landscape III” reconstructs a selection of the border as a “monumental miniaturized section” that divides the gallery space.
Part of a multi-site project devoted to the exploration of the relationships between science and religion, local artist Chris Sauter’s “Faith and Reason” consists of photographs of words written on airplane windows during flight.
In collaboration with Jeff Keithline, Elizabeth Keithline exhibits an installation of full-scale woven wire trees and human figures.
Acclaimed movie costume designer Jenny Beavan will discuss her career, Academy Awards and nominations, and her most prolific designs.
Presenting the bracelet as “a symbol of encircling beauty,” Kathleen Sommers’ 5th Annual Bracelet Show features more than 100 original designs created by 60 artists, with 10 percent of proceeds benefiting the Scholarship Fund at the Southwest School of Art.
First opened on Repeal Day (December 5, 1933), the Esquire Tavern will celebrate its 80th birthday and "the reinstatement of booze back into our culture" with a "Riverwalk Empire"-themed party. Bar Manager Houston Eaves will be serving up Repeal Day Punch throughout the evening (along with an 80th birthday cocktail menu and a Champagne toast at 8pm), Chef Brooke Smith will supply guests with complimentary passed appetizers, local jazz favorite Brent Watkins will perform from 7-11pm and those who dress in '20s and '30s attire "will be kindly rewarded by the barstaff."
Local art scenesters are perhaps more likely to recognize Ed Saavedra as the “senior creative co-conspirator” at Fl!ght Gallery than for his own artwork—which spans from drawings and assemblages to “occasional performance outbursts.” In a review of his exhibition “Things Have Gone to Pieces,” Art Lies noted Saavedra’s “mastery for creating levels of meaning beyond immediately appealing craftsmanship.” The Houston native’s first local solo show since “Requiem for an English Major” (which referenced both Thomas Gainsborough’s painting The Blue Boy and Harlan McVea’s suicide in Bexar County Jail), “Paintings for a Razed Hotel” comprises works created over the past few weeks. According to Saavedra, the project isn’t about a specific property but “the proverbial razed hotel.”
You may have seen Joe Walmsley performing at Waxy O'Connor's on the River Walk. If not, you have a chance to meet the pop-rock-folk singer-songwriter/guitarist from Liverpool, England, when he presents his third album Live at La Villita, which includes mostly originals from his 2007 debut Believe and a few new tracks. He'll be accompanied in guitar by Greg Galindo. Check Walmsley's website to download all his albums.
The San Antonio Symphony and Ballet San Antonio collaborate in this celebrated rendition of a timeless children’s tale. Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score, the company’s professional artists accompany the best young local talent on Clara’s dreamy travels to the Kingdom of the Sweets.
Penned in 1816 by German author E. T. A. Hoffmann, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King formed the fantastical springboard for the Tchaikovsky-scored two-act ballet The Nutcracker. Premiered in 1892 in St. Petersburg, Russia, with choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, the holiday mainstay has inspired an eclectic array of adaptations—from B. Bumble and the Stingers’ boogie-woogie hit “Nut Rocker” to the burlesque satire The Slutcracker. Choreographed by Gabriel Zertuche and conducted by Akiko Fujimoto, this local production unites Ballet San Antonio and the San Antonio Symphony for dancing around the Christmas tree, a war between gingerbread soldiers and menacing mice, and an enchanting voyage in a dolphin-powered boat to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Land of Sweets.
The San Antonio Museum of art presents a 9-part lecture series by Professor Annie Labatt, Department of Art History, UTSA, about great masterworks of western art. This lecture series is a great way to learn about fascinating art. There will also be delicious (and thematic) food and drinks!
This event is free with mueseum admission.
The San Antonio bred rock group has toured with the likes of Flyleaf, Saving Abel, and Black Stone Cherry after their first opening show at the Freeman Coliseum in 2009.
Cande Aguilar and Jorge Puron are contemporary artists who emerged from the Texas/Mexico border. While Aguilar hails from the Rio Grande Valley, Puron grew up in Piedras Negras, Mexico. Much like the volatile dynamics of the border region today, their work involves the frenetic use of media, and a fusion of styles in paintings informed by their identities and feelings.
Up-and-coming group performs traditional country with a modern edge. The constant touring of venues throughout Texas and Nashville gives the teenaged group experience well beyond their years. Don't miss this show and bring your dancing boots!
The Mockingbird Holiday Market will feature handcrafted, one of kind items by local artists.
Nick Kotz will be reading from his book Harness Makers Dream, which tells the story of Ukrainian immigrant Nathan Kallison's journey to the United States in search of a brighter future.
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