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The signature live event, Women in the World, is coming to the Lone Star State with founder and CEO Tina Brown and several other esteemed women such as Gloria Steinem, Diane von Furstenberg, Eva Longoria, Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe from Uganda, and many more. The program will also feature footage from filmmaker Deeyah Khan’s award-winning documentary about honor killings, a girl from her Ugandan orphanage brought by Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, Lydia Cacho, one of Mexico’s most fearless journalists, women who serve on the front lines, and Houston Mayor Annise Parker, activist Rosie Castro, and her son Congressman Joaquin Castro. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go towards the Foundation for Education of Young Women.
From Dia de los Muertos to the ancient Egyptian ritual of the “Opening of the Mouth”, food, drink and ceremony are key ingredients to understanding many works of art in the Museum’s collections. Decorate a sugar skull, study dinnerware from various cultures, enjoy refreshments, and partake in docent-guided tours during this stimulating event designed to deepen students’ understanding of art and world cultures. Register by October 20th.
Women in the World is taking its signature live event on the road to the Lone Star State. Tina Brown will co-host the October 22 event with Gloria Steinhem, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Ambassador Karen Hughes, Diane von Furstenberg, Sonya Medina Williams, Marie Brenner, Aaronetta Pierce, Guillermo Nicolas, San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley and San Antonio’s brand-new mayor, Ivy R. Taylor. This event will also feature women’s rights activists, inspirational speakers, military spouses and more. A portion of ticket proceeds will go to the Foundation for Education of Young Women.
On Wednesday, October 22, Whataburger (3500 S. New Braunfels) customers can show their support for the Brackenridge High School band by enjoying their favorite menu items, and 20 percent of Whataburger’s sales from 6-9 pm will be donated to the band. Whataburger’s “Oh Whata Night” will also include raffles, activities and its popular Whataburger for a Year drawing, where one customer’s name will be drawn to win the prize – a free Whataburger each week for an entire year.
These Brooklyn indie rockers are known to throw the sonic kitchen sink at their compositions and live outings. With hues of jazz, blues, rock and classical music, Landlady (helmed by Adam Schatz) is a surprising glow-fi pop-rock outfit poised to do big things with their malleable and vigorous sound. Schatz is no stranger to the music world, though Landlady has only released two albums to date; he has played in the experimental art-rock band Man Man, co-produced NYC Winter Jazzfest and rocked his saxophone for Vampire Weekend. Come dig these guys as they tour their sophomore album Upright Behavior.
A pioneer in the field of forensic astronomy, Don Olson, Professor of Physics, Texas State University, traces the footsteps of artists Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch to determine the exact time and location of their well-known masterpieces.
The South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce will be honoring five heroes of the south at their annual Legends Gala being held at the Whitley Center on October 23, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M . The event honors the contributions and commitments of individuals and organizations that have facilitated growth, community and general betterment of the South Side.
The “Pompeii from the British Museum” exhibition in 2013 was the first ever held on the important cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum at the British Museum, and the first in London for almost 40 years.
Maybe it’s that opening on-the-nose Jonathan Livingston ambience or maybe it’s frontman Mike Score’s wail, but AFOS’ lead single “I Ran (So Far Away)” has a bet-the-farm Cinescope grandeur only attempted a couple of other times on their self-titled debut LP and with significantly less success. In hindsight, “I Ran” sounds like the Flock knew they wouldn’t be on our radar for long, but they sure left us a single—and, of course, a silly-ass haircut—for the ages. Score has long since shaved his head, but here’s hoping he’s still giving the people half of what they want.
Enjoy a free performance by Jason Eady, as part of the KNBT Free Fall Music Series.
A writer in the tradition of Juan Rulfo, Jorge Luis Borges and Cesar Aira, Carmen Boullosa shows herself to be at the height of her powers with her latest book. Loosely based on the little-known 1859 Mexican invasion of the United States, Texas: The Great Theft is a richly imagined evocation of the volatile Tex-Mex borderland. Boullosa views the border history through distinctly Mexican eyes, and her sympathetic portrayal of each of her wildly diverse characters—Mexican ranchers and Texas Rangers, Comanches and cowboys, German socialists and runaway slaves, Southern belles and dance hall girls—makes her storytelling tremendously powerful and absorbing. Shedding important historical light on the current battles over the Mexican-American frontier, while telling a gripping story with Boullosa's singular prose and formal innovation, Texas marks the welcome return of a major writer who has previously captivated American audiences and is poised to do so again.
San Francisco based psych Americana band, Lee Gallagher and the Hallelujah are an organ/guitar driven rock band whose shows transport the audience out of a traditional music venue and into a hazy, hip shaking psychedelic tent revival.
A pioneer in the field of forensic astronomy, Don Olson, Professor of Physics at Texas State University, traces the footsteps of artists Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and Edvard Munch to determine the exact time and location of their well-known masterpieces.
Experience your nightmares come true in San Antonio’s largest terrifying haunted house. The fright begins at dark.
With more than 8.5 million records sold 13 number 1 hits under his belt, entertainer Jason Aldean continues his success with his 2014 Burn it Down Tour. Other musical guests include Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason retraces the earliest days of his career. Mason founded Traffic with Steve Winwood while both were still teenagers and created music that would win the hearts of generations of music lovers.
George Lopez has risen to become one of the premier comedic talents in the entertainment industry. He has been praised by audiences and critics alike for his work in television, film and standup, as well as his extensive charity work with various foundations. Tickets are on sale now.
Opening the 2014-15 season with Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Big Bad VooDoo Daddy will have you swinging in the aisles as the band performs their high energy program featuring classic American sounds from jazz, Dixieland, swing, and big band music. All with a contemporary style that will leave you wanting more.
Back for its fourth year, the Institute of Texan Cultures brings you its annual “Dance With the Dead” event. The museum’s Halloween dance and masquerade party features a live band, historical costume contest of famous (and infamous) dead Texans, ghost tours, art slam, a Dia de los Muertos exhibit, silent auction, and a cash bar. You can look for music legends Janis Joplin, Buddy Holiday, and the Barrow gang, medical quack John R. Brinkley, pilot Bessie Coleman, Navy Cross recipient Doris Miller, and other Texas heroes, villains, and celebrities amongst the dead at this year's party.
Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist and his success has crossed over to a multitude of audiences. His latest album Impressions won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 55th Grammy Awards. He has performed world wide and has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of a single genre. Not only has he performed with the best musicians in the industry, but has also performed with many of the finest symphonies in some of the world’s most prestigious venues. He has thoroughly established himself as one of the important innovative figures of the contemporary music world.
Written by J.R. Helton, The Jugheads follows the Steward family on a rollercoaster ride through America's dark side, encompassing urban grit, suburban sprawl, and unspoiled country. Dragged around by his physically and emotionally hectoring father, Jake and the rest of his family must find a way to live in the shadows cast by their own American gothic.
Travis Park presents Movies by Moonlight’s Fall Series this October. Enjoy a screening of Casablanca October 24. Pre-entertainment begins at 7pm and includes cocktails, food trucks, dance, jazz music and painting lessons. The movie begins at 8pm.
The Institute of Texan Cultures opens its doors to a bevy of partygoers dressed as famous dead Texans for the fourth annual Dance with the Dead. The adults-only evening includes a live band, Día de los Muertos art exhibit and an art slam organized by Robert Wilkens. For an additional cost, Willie Mendez and Troy Simchak will lead tours of the museum’s haunted “hotspots.” Oh, and be warned: Guests take their costuming seriously, seeking “out the little nooks and crannies of Texas history” in hopes of winning the evening’s famed costume contest.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Traffic co-founding member—continues to tour the country this year with an exciting new project billed as “Dave Mason's Traffic Jam”. Mason recently released his new album, Future's Past, featuring new versions of his classic songs plus new materials that he has written and performed on tour over the last few years. Renowned for such Traffic hits as “Feelin’ Alright” and “Hole In My Shoe” plus his solo signature tracks “We Just Disagree” and “Only You Know and I Know,” Mason’s acclaimed solo career continues to flourish as he tours the U.S. with his Traffic Jam shows—earning accolades since kicking off January 3 in Atlantic City, NJ—and he is excited to perform the music of Traffic.
Given the Tobin’s other inaugural bookings, the Symphony’s Pops series leans toward the conservative. But the opener is a different matter altogether, with the Symphony inviting swing revivalists Big Bad Voodoo Daddy for a program that aims “to have you swinging in the aisles.” Getting a symphony to “swing” seems a dubious proposition. But BBVD has been pulling this off with symphonies since 2005, blending a goateed brand of retro swing into the symphony repertoire on the strength of a program mixing big band jazz, jump blues and crooner ballads.
Published in 2012, Rolling Stone’s list of The 10 Greatest Latin Rock Albums of All Time was controversial, but no one argued with the first choice: Café Tacuba’s masterpiece Re (1994) was a game changer which jumped from alternative son jarocho and industrial metal to bolero and mambo, and from funk and norteña to banda and pop. With their second album, the Mexican quartet (AKA Café Tacvba) left no stone unturned, but the variety of genres was just a detail—the power of Re rested on dynamite songs and superb production by Argentina’s Gustavo Santaolalla, who years later would win back-to-back Golden Globes and Oscars for his scores to Babel and Brokeback Mountain. Twenty-five years after the band was formed, and 20 years after their best album, the two-time Grammy and two-time Latin Grammy winners bring their perfect blend of sophisticated art-rock and visceral mestizaje to San Antonio for their 20re–ct25 Tour, during which they will perform Re in its entirety and (we hope) a few other classics. It’s an all-ages party celebrating the legacy of one of the world’s most original (and still relevant) bands in any language.
This stacked event just might be boss enough to draw the staunchest inner-loopers to venture a bit farther north this Saturday. NOSA (North of San Antonio) Fest is a one-day, all-ages festival which features a live rodeo, a silent auction, carnival games, food by local chefs, prize giveaways and live music from some of SA’s finest, including Fishermen, Bekah Kelso and the Fellas, Octahedron, and Band of Bandits. We are particularly excited to catch Austin soul collective Mingo Fishtrap in this beautiful outdoor space. A portion of the day’s proceeds will benefit the San Antonio Food Bank.
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