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This original, disney animation made its debut back in November, though its immense popularity never keeps it far from the publics eye. Considered one of the highest grossing animated films of all time, Frozen has captured the hearts of not only children, but also adults who can’t deny they’ve belted out “Let it Go,” from time to time. Even if you have no child at home, who will no doubt beg you to go to this free screening, rest assured you will be in the comfort of fans who range from the youngest to the oldest in San Antonio. Don’t miss out on this free screening. You know you need your Frozen fix.
Back to School at Central Market features live demos, free healthy snow cones, gift basket giveaways, free body assesments, storytime and free facials.
Be one of the first people to try our new Ranger Creek .36 White. This premium Texas moonshine is great in cocktails as a flavorful alternative to vodka, and it's delicious to infuse in a mason jar with some fruit for 1-2 weeks. This whiskey is our white dog, which is bourbon before its matured in oak barrels. Whiskey enthusiasts will enjoy trying it side by side with our .36 Bourbon to see the difference the barrel makes. Come meet the distiller and try free side-by-side samples of the .36 White and .36 Bourbon, plus try our two feature cocktails created by the amazing bar staff at Cured. Cocktails, beer, and whiskey will be available for purchase.
Learn how artists expose light-sensitive plates to a photographic process and pull a photogravure print. Work with renowned printmaker Janet Flohr of Hare and Hound Press.
The San Antonio Scorpions take on the Atlanta Silverbacks at home.
With the beginning of school just days away, teachers may need a little extra help this school year. Author and educator Karen Aitken is on hand to talk about her book, “Creating the Self Managed Classroom: How to Teach Students to Manage Themselves.”
Barnes & Nobles is featuring “Cars and Trucks and Things That Go!” for their Hometown Hero Storytime.
San Antonio Area Foundation presents “Renaissance with the Stars” celebrity ballroom dance competition featuring community leaders, benefiting the San Antonio Area African American Community Fund.
Not only is Dan St. Germain a regular on Best Week Ever, but he also has a half hour Comedy Central standup special coming out this spring. He’s been on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, John Oliver’s NY Standup Show, and he’s even created and starred in his own web series called “Kicking Dan Out,” along with his own podcast called “My Dumb Friends.” He’s a playful guy and never fails to give the audience a good time.
If you grow tired of getting all your chuckles from people who look, think and act just like you and your group of friends, Tanyalee Davis might have the laughs you’re looking for. Standing 3-foot-6, Davis’ perspective is necessarily different from most, but the common threads of human experience and her gifts as a storyteller make her endlessly relatable, and the joy in her enormously confident, sex-positive act is infectious and life-affirming. Promoting empathy through dirty jokes? There oughta be a prize for that.
Throughout her travels from Zimbabwe to San Antonio, Valerie Massey Goree definitely has seen her fair share of racial prejudice. In Colors of Deceit, her latest novel, she tells an intriguing story with a frank treatment on the issue of multi-ethnic marriage and heritage in a wealthy south Texas family. Goree is an American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Award winner. She has served as a missionary in Zimbabwe and worked in the public school system for many years focusing on students with special needs.
Not unlike Contemporary Art Month in March, Fotoseptiembre often arrives early and stays late. Typically brimming with everything from traditional landscapes and still lifes to elaborately staged scenarios and racy pictorials, the South Texas-based festival of photography opens its 2014 chapter on a colorful yet meditative note by pairing scuba-diving lensmen Robert Michaelson and Jim Sparkman in the duo show “The Silent World.” Promising a visual journey to “the depths of the ocean,” the exhibition gets up close and personal with a number of aquatic beasties including a baby turtle, a “peacock flounder,” an anemone and a sci-fi-worthy marine mollusk called a nudibranch.
Cleina Villagarcia's roots are in the Rio Grande Valley, San Benitio, TX. She earned her B.A. in Sociology at Metropolitan State University of Denver and most recently a Master of Arts in Theology at Oblate School of Theology in 2012. She has lived in San Antonio, TX for the past thirteen years where she and her husband, Paul, find great pleasure in raising their four children, ages 12 to 9. Her first book of poetry Pulp was published in 2013. Her work has appeared in Texas Poetry Calendar, San Antonio Express-News, and various journals including Forge Journal, Acentos Review, and The Cafe Review.
Pushing boundaries for 29 years, Jump-Start Performance Co. is an SA institution rooted in experimentation and collaboration. A former fixture in the Blue Star Arts Complex, the performance art troupe unveils a mysterious new production this week in its new Beacon Hill space. Directed by Marisela Barrera and developed through “a rehearsal process of performance experiments, improvisation and story-sharing,” Oscuridad plays out during the final hours of a doomed cantina frequented by shadowy characters La Lechuza, Fantasma, El Señor, the Handless Maid and La Muerte.
Sin City Burlesque is a show about beauty and the sensuality of women with an opulent, entertaining, clever,and tasteful approach including some sexy costumes and choreography as well as set pieces to create individual vignettes. The show is offering a sneak preview for ten dollars when attendees use the code “sin” to order their tickets.
Bluesman, slide guitar, and finger picking
Baptist Health System is providing two free health fairs and screening events for the San Antonio area. The screenings include blood pressure readings, calculation of BMI, cholesterol and glucose, and calculation of 10 year risk for heart disease and stroke. All participants will be provided with nursing counseling and educational literature as well as information on available community resources. This event will also provide information on Path to Health, a community outreach initiative dedicated to informing uninsured Texans about the Affordable Care Act. There will also be activities for children.
An Earth-Kind Educational Seminar presented by David Rodriguez from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Horticulturist.
The finishing touches are being made to the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts and the auditions will now take place at Ballet Conservatory of South Texas. All performances will still be performed at the Tobin Center. Auditions for ages 13-18 (Advanced with 2 years + experience en pointe) will start at 12pm, auditions for ages 10-13 (Intermediate Level) will start at 12:45pm and auditions for ages 7-10 (Beginner/Intermediate Level) will start at 2pm.
Moderator Fred Williams and expert panelists Ada Babino (independent filmmaker), Kymberly Keeton (writer and art librarian), Carol Adam-Means (mass communications professor), Margaret Richardson (adjunct professor) and Antoinette Winstead (drama and mass communications professor) come together to explore the portrayal of the African-American woman in literature and media from years past to today.
One doesn’t usually associate Americana singer-songwriters with being gear nerds, but Austin Forrest can spar with the gnarliest of roadies. Using a looping pedal, Forrest lays down the rhythm section on the bongo and cajón, the song’s bones on the rhythm guitar, then shreds lead on top. Forrest loops three part harmonies to complement his tunes, challenging the role of the barside/restaurant patio crooner.
With an outlaw country sound that incorporates elements of Southern rock, blues, psych-rock, and even industrial music, Shooter Jennings, the son of country music legend Waylon Jennings, has showcased his own chops as a songwriter and a musician ever since his 2005 debut with Put the “O” Back in Country. His stop at Sam’s Burger Joint this weekend finds him still supporting the hit-and-miss concept album Heirophant: The Magic and the highly experimental George Jones tribute EP Don’t Wait Up, even as he prepares for the release of his Countach EP, due out later this year.
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