National Theatre Live brings Oscar-winner Danny Boyle's 2011 production of Frankenstein (based on Mary Shelley's novel by the same name) to cinema screens. The production stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller who alternate between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Monster, giving the audience two versions of the play.
When Allan Jaffe and his wife Sandra moved from Pennsylvania to New Orleans in the early ’60s, they didn’t initially come for the music. But they ended up staying for the music after they took over a small, dingy art gallery in the French Quarter and turned it into Preservation Hall, a 100-seat concert venue that became the home of many a New Orleans-style jazz jam session and yielded the touring group, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The venue is still a hot spot in the city known for live music. The touring Preservation Hall Jazz Band will give San Antonians a taste of its 10th annual “Creole Christmas” on December 11 at the Empire Theatre. The group will perform holiday classics and also material from its previous albums.
After hearing that Gary Hartman lost a lifetime of professional and personal records in six feet of flood water, Jenni Finley, promotor for Catfish Concerts thought "What would Gary do?" This thought sparked the music-themed benefit show for the director of the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University. With six bands scheduled to performs, guests will listen to live performances and be a part of a live auction.
Learn how to play the drums with Butch Miles, a clinician for the Ludwig Drum Company and has toured with the world famous Count Basie Orchestra.
The Orlando, Fla.-based quartet Trivium (guitarists/vocalists Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu, bassist/vocalist Paolo Gregoletto and drummer Nick Augusto) draws influence from heavyweights like Metallica, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden and creates music that’s been pegged as everything from metalcore to melodic death metal. Reminding that the band was “tipped for greatness” upon the surprise success of its 2005 release Ascendancy, only to be “consigned to the metallic dumper after the shambolic dropped clanger of 2006′s The Crusade,” The Guardian summed up this year’s offering Vengeance Falls (produced by Disturbed frontman David Draiman) as a “proud and focused heavy metal album that eschews current trends in favor of great songs, massive grooves, blazing lead breaks and a disarming air of combative euphoria.” Also on the bill: DevilDriver, After the Burial and Thy Will Be Done.
If you read her “official bio,” you’ll learn that New York-based Andrea Pomerantz Lustig is “known around the offices of Glamour as the “Beauty Sleuth,” thanks to the wildly popular beauty advice column and articles she wrote for the magazine for the last decade,” and that she’s “cherished by Glamour readers for her fresh, original beauty tips, ideas and solutions.” A look at her “unofficial bio” reveals that when she’s not appearing on shows like Good Morning America, Today and Entertainment Tonight, the University of Pennsylvania grad is likely juggling her “write-from-home career, three kids, a husband who’s more organized and demanding than Martha Stewart and an at-home beauty stash that takes up two rooms.” In support of her book How to Look Expensive: A Beauty Editor’s Secrets to Getting Gorgeous Without Breaking the Bank, Pomerantz Lustig visits the Barshop Jewish Community Center for a signing, meet-and-greet and presentation enhanced with “mini makeovers, snacks and sips, and a selection of unique items available for purchase from local favorite boutiques and jewelry designers.”
We all know the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program, which every year collects, well, toys for children in need during the holiday season. Lisa Morales (of Sisters Morales fame, now a well-established solo artist and producer, above) has been doing her own TFT event for 12 of the last 13 years, and the next one’s Wednesday at Sam’s Burger Joint. Morales will perform with Robyn Ludwick and Shelley King (Good Girls With Bad Intentions) and “maybe” with her own band. The rest of the lineup includes Augie Meyers, Ruben V, Patricia Vonne and Michael Martin, Ernie Garibay’s Cats Don’t Sleep and more.
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.”
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.
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