Hey, arts & crafts lovers! Come check out some local handmade artists at Magic Mirrors Boutique while enjoying some complimentary Holiday refreshments. Get a sneak peek of Deco Tease before they hit the boutique in Spring. This Thursday's Sampler Trunk Show is all for a great cause, Operation Blue Santa Toy drive. It's the season of giving, so come show your support by bringing an unwrapped toy.
Christian Contemporary great, Michael W. Smith will bring some holiday cheer to San Antonio this December with Celebrate Christmas. Joined by the Childrens Choir of Community Bible Church, Smith will present an evening of holiday classics and favorites for all ages.
The Celebración a La Virgen de Guadalupe exhibition includes Virgen de Guadalupe inspired hand pulled prints, wall hangings, acrylic, oil & water color paintings, wood sculptures and contemporary folk art and handmade jewelry. With La Virgen de Guadalupe as the main theme, this annual exhibition is the oldest and most revered.
Students will identify, describe and evaluate the positive and negative effects that forest and grassland fires have on wildlife. Students will learn about “prescribed burns” and how fire is an element of change for the environment. They will make a nature-inspired holiday card. The class is for students 10 to 14 years old.
Lewis Fisher will be signing his book Chili Queens, Hay Wagons and Fandangos: The Spanish Plazas in Frontier San Antonio during Pearl's Tamale Festival.
Join the American Advertising Federation-San Antonio and Ad 2 San Antonio for a fun night of mingling and live entertainment. The event will include food, drinks, music, door prizes and the “Pixels of Fury: A Live Creative Inspiration Tournament.” 8 San Antonio designers have signed up to compete against each other in a live poster design competition, sponsored by Shutterstock.
Beginning his singing/songwriting career at a very early age, Jack channels and reinvents the the traditon that is great piano rock. Inspired by Elton John, Billy Joel, and others alike, Jack tells stories of the American experience with his tenor voice and inspired musicianship.
Ulterior Motives high-energy jazz sound is packed with intensity and complexity. Their polished, exciting performances have earned them accolades by fans and critics. This group of multi-faceted and experienced musicians has collaborated to create their own unique expression, original sound, and trademark in jazz music. Their music is influenced by past jazz masters and rhythms of Jazz, R&B, Fusion, Rock and Latin, interwoven with todays emotion and technology. This is a must see event for all jazz lovers! Steve Mohacey- saxes and EWI Joe Caploe- vibraphone JP Rominger- guitars Jim Kalson- bass Dean Macomber - drums.
Join us for a Christmas concert with the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind Choir. They will sing a variety of songs from spiritual, oldies and even a little bebop.
Sutan Amrull learned how to apply makeup from “his 14-year-old friend Eva, who was under house arrest for breaking into a restaurant.” Those lessons paid off: In addition to a client list that includes Dita Von Teese and Adam Lambert, Amrull served as makeup artist for nine cycles of America’s Next Top Model, impersonating Tyra Banks on occasion. Adopting the alter ego Raja Gemini, Amrull competed on the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, joining the Heathers (a clique that Gawker noted “perfected the mean girl skill of making others feel like shit”) and becoming the show’s first Asian-American winner. Dubbed the “King of Queens” by LA Weekly, the performer/recording artist lands in SA courtesy of Rey Lopez Entertainment. But be warned: “Stand in her way and Raja will shantay past you like fashion roadkill.”
By using sculpting, filmaking, and design skills, filmmakers Mark and Angela Walley satirize the seemingly interminable production and distribution of new retail electronics for their month long exhibition. The two have created the impossible video camera, the WALLEY POS-86, to represent a reverse trend in consumer electronics. There will be an opening reception on Dec.13 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
SAY S's ALAS Youth Theatre Company revisits its original rendition of the classic film, "It's a Wonderful Life." Inspired by the message and themes of this yuletide story, the Theatre Company's new and youthful adaptation called "Frankie and Elisabeth get their Wings," incorporates live and original rock music accompaniment complete with unforgettable characters, plenty of laughs and more than a few heart-warming moments.
We are celebrating the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe once again, with vocalist and instrumentalist, Azul Barrientos paying tribute to La Virgin and Tonantzin. The people of the Americas full heartedly embrace the powerful maternal figure, the Virgin Mary and her Aztec counterpart Tonantzin. Both la Virgin and Tonantzin assumed the role of protectoress who sheltered and nurtured her people. Azul Barrientos' music will pay homage to the stories and history of the La Virgin and her relationship to the Aztec deity, Tonantzin. Food and drinks will be sold. Show will include multimedia storytelling.
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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.
Venice, Calif., crossover thrash titans Suicidal Tendencies always stood apart. Even after the release of its now-acclaimed, deeply influential self-titled 1983 debut, punks didn’t know what to do with this gangsta-looking bunch of skaters who didn’t sound or dress like anyone else. “All these people told us we needed the proper ‘etiquette’ for the massive punk rock goal being an individual,” founder (and sole remaining original member) Mike Muir quipped in Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal. “I always thought that was a little strange.” Now Muir is back with the first ST album in 13 years, aptly titled 13 (sorry, Ozzy), and still thrashing while no one dares to argue. With Terror, Trash Talk and the Inspector Cluzo.
Penned by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes at the height of the civil rights movement, Black Nativity employs a predominantly (if not entirely) black cast to the reframe the birth of Christ with poetry, dance, gospel songs and folk spirituals. An expression of Hughes’ late-in-life interest in the oral traditions of the African-American church, the musical debuted in 1961 and is now a holiday tradition for roughly a quarter-million annual viewers. Directed by Danielle King, the Renaissance Guild’s 4th annual production offers theater-goers a unique opportunity to experience Black Nativity in its original form before (or after) heading out to see Kasi Lemmon’s modernized new film starring Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson and Tyrese.
The performance will also feature the Trinity University Handbell Ensemble.
Created in the vein of rock operas like Jesus Christ Superstar, Green Day’s 2004 concept album American Idiot follows fed-up Jesus of Suburbia out of Jingletown and into a gritty city in search of meaning in the post-September 11 era. Thanks to a collaboration between the SoCal punk trio (led by Billie Joe Armstrong) and Spring Awakening director Michael Mayer, American Idiot is now a loud and irreverent Broadway musical, the touring version of which lands at the Majestic this week. Anchored by a theme of rage versus love, the 2010 Tony winner employs all its namesake album’s tracks (plus minimal dialogue and other Green Day hits) to paint what The New York Times described as “a pulsating portrait of wasted youth ... bring on the sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll, please!”
Resident DJs Eddie and Danny-D welcome freestyle recording artist Noel in a concert featuring the hit "Silent Morning."
The Wood Brothers band plays blues/Americana as you’ve never heard it before. Brothers Chris (upright bass) and Oliver (guitar), with the recent addition of multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix, are a three-part vocal harmony feast for the ears. The group just released The Muse, its fourth studio album and first as a trio and Nashville-based band. For the first time, they all sang their parts around the same mic, leaving in mistakes and all, which tells you a lot about their aesthetic approach—this is good but muddy stuff. Rix is a show apart: he plays the so-called “shuitar” (pronounced “shitar,” get it?), an old, beat-up guitar turned into a unique drum set. Some classify the Wood Brothers’ music as blues, Americana, folk, etc.; as far as I’m concerned, it’s a top-notch, hip rock ’n’ roll band. Come early to catch Austin bluesman Seth Walker, a master of rootsy subtlety.
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