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Igudesman & Joo market themselves as a cross between West Side Story and The Simpsons, but to my ears, classical music’s Weird Al Yankovic more directly hits the mark. What if Mozart had arranged “I Will Survive?” Or if you turned “La Cucaracha” into a sonata? Sure it takes a bit of classical training to be in on the joke, but Igudesman & Joo’s brilliance lies in the execution, particularly the duo’s incredible musicianship and fine comic timing. Lord knows classical music deserves to have a little fun poked at it and arguably nobody does it with more humor and dedication to the music than these guys.
Join David Rodriguez as he introduces Steven Sumrow from Aquaponic Systems USA. This two-hour presentation will teach you how to create your own Home Aquaponics to grow plants and vegetables in a water environment along with aquatic fish. This is part of the Backyard Gardening Series.
Victor Pagona, SSA Photography Department Chair, gives a lecture about the juncture of real and imagined worlds that these artists explore.
In conjunction with the exhibition “Altering Space,” the Southwest School of Art’s Photography Department Chair Victor Pagona discusses an evolution in creating and defining the landscape in contemporary art.
Kathy Armstrong curates a promising batch of photographers at the Russell Hill Rogers Gallery at the Southwest School of Art: Matthew Albanese (New York), Kim Keever (New York), Kila & Rusharc (UK), Seokmin Ko (South Korea), Scott Martin (San Antonio), John Pfahl (Buffalo) and Barry Underwood (Cleveland). Their common task was to construct, alter or recreate imaginary or re-invented landscapes, “whether through dioramas, hand-process or technology, and each photograph has a handmade component with visible evidence of that production.” Given the culture-wide preoccupation with meta-landscape, and the possibilities of digital technology, it’ll be difficult for this show not to be fascinating.
Eight years ago, the restaurant started another fun tradition to kick off the program – a “Spurs Pep Rally & Parade” in the restaurant parking lot. It is free and open to the public. The first 100 people to arrive get a free T-shirt. Participating in the festivities will be members of the restaurant and hospitality industry, the Samba Vida Drummers & Dancers, Spurs Baseline Bums, and The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors who officially kick off the season with a special ribbon cutting ceremony in front of the Spurs bus.
"The Evolution of Irrationality: Insights from Monkeys" is presented by Dr. Laurie Santos, as part of the Mind Science Foundation’s 2014 Distinguished Speakers Series. Over the past few years, Santos has examined the roots of human irrationality by studying the way our primate relatives make decisions. Her experiments in "monkeynomics" have shown that monkeys make some of the same silly financial choices as humans do. But her work has also revealed ways in which human choices are uniquely irrational - with monkeys sometimes making smarter choices than we do.
Distinguished Jewish, Christian, and Muslim presenters offer their understanding of Moses, a larger-than-life personality in the sacred texts of all three faiths. He is the preeminent prophet, emancipator and lawgiver of the Hebrew Bible. He also figures prominently in the New Testament and the Koran.
Children ages 3-6 will learn about bats, how they fly at night, where they live, how they spend their time and what they eat. Children must be accompanied by guardians.
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.
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.
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.
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