May 4 - Skunkweed; May 12 - Aaron Carter; May 20 - Bloc Party & Bear Mountain; June 22 - 5th Annual Rocklobster Festival featuring Mute Math, Girl in a Coma, Valljejo, Hydra Melody, Cartlon Zeus, Pop Pistol, Fifty Dollar Dynasty, Attica, Broken Buffalo, Rumors, and A Machine Called Z. Josabi's is a live music and event center that opened in December of 2007. Josabi's sits on over seven acres of land just outside of Helotes and has a full-service bar, a private rental area, a large patio, and an outdoor stage. Josabi's launched its music platform with the Toadies in December of 2009 and is making waves with new live music artists every year. From national acts such as Blue October, Interpol, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Minus the Bear, Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block, Matisayahu, Sunny Sweeny, Brandon Rhyder, Stoney LaRue, and Ryan Bingham to local acts such as Girl in A Coma, Vallejo, Hydra Melody, The Spazmatics, Skunkweed, and more — Josabi's is setting the pace to be your premier live music and event center.
Fronted by vocalist and rhythm guitarist Kele Okereke, guitar-driven British rockers Bloc Party struck a major chord with Silent Alarm, a 2005 release highlighted by the danceable indie gem “Banquet” and The Smiths-inspired “Like Eating Glass.” A slight departure from the early work that earned them comparisons to post-punk pioneers Gang of Four, the quartet’s aptly titled fourth album Four shows Bloc Party rocking harder than usual after an uncertain period complicated by break-up rumors related to Okereke’s solo projects (which include his debut album The Boxer as well as dance-driven collaborations with Hercules and Love Affair and Martin Solveig). The vaguely political Londoners touch down in Helotes with support from buzz-worthy Canadian electronic outfit Bear Mountain.
Bobby Smith hosts a lineup of local talent.
Including the music of Def Leppard, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, and more. Tonight you'll thrash and sway to '80s prom classics. There will be an '80s prom costume contest and the King and Queen will be featured on the Action Pack Facebook page.
This month's class features "Plants that Thrive in San Antonio" presented by Bexar County Master Gardener Sir Oliver Smith. Comal County Master Gardener Lee Franzel will also speak on "Deer Resistant Ornamental Grasses". No advance reservation required.
Coffee, sandwiches, and snacks will be available for purchase in the cafe area.
San Antonio Express News music columnist and local music veteran Jim Beal, Jr. discusses how the "game" is evolving from both the earned media angle and as a musician and offers advice to up and coming musicians.
Dr. Don Lien of the UTSA Confucius Institute discusses how the potential for doing business with China is fortuitous, particularly due to China’s rapidly expanding economy.
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.
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!
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.
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