THE Brass Teapot starring Michael Angarano and Juno Temple. The film also stars Alexis Bledel, Alia Shawkat and Bobby Moynihan. THE Brass Teapot marks the feature directorial debut from Ramaa Mosley, who is an award-winning commercial and music video director for such renowned clients as Adidas, ESPN and the B-52’s. The film is based on a story by Mosley and Tim Macy, and is written by Macy.
It won’t appear in full-performance until the Tobin Center opens in 2014, but The Opera San Antonio will preview its world class talent in a gala performance that promises to be dazzling. Soprano Patricia Racette, a regular performer at the San Francisco and Metropolitan Operas, and Texas-based tenor Jay Hunter Morris headline with the San Antonio Symphony. Pieces to be performed span opera repertoire from Handel to today, with works by American composer Leonard Bernstein and TOSA artistic director Tobias Picker, and classics by Verdi, Puccini, and Wagner. A rendition of Jerome Kern’s “Ol’ Man River,” by renowned bass-baritone Eric Owens, gives the lineup a populist twist. Also included are Dolora Zajick, Daniela Mack, Alek Schrader, Lucas Meachem, and Lisette Oropesa.
The 12th annual Women Empowered Conference is a free two-day motivational conference for women who are considering a return to school or joining the workforce and would like more information about careers and enhancing leadership skills. Continental breakfast and lunch are included. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Laura Rendon, professor with the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Texas-San Antonio. WE Scholarships will be awarded the first day of the conference. For conference registration and scholarship forms please visit www.alamo.edu/sac/swans. The deadline for scholarship applications is May 6.
Sami Akbari, who records and performs under the cheeky nom de plume sami.the.great, is possessed by a gentle vocal talent that lends tremendous emotional depth to her sweet and searching pop songs. Lyrically sharp and earnest all at once, as on her latest single “Hear Me Now,” sami.the.great calls upon her diverse life experience — having lived in the Middle East, Virginia, and now Brooklyn — to construct songs that effortlessly incorporate electronics, folky strums, piano, and sometimes groovy percussion in a refreshingly natural manner. Still touring on 2012’s well-received self-titled album, she brings her unique reading of contemporary adult pop music to 502 as something of an anomaly — rarely is an artist so adept at provoking such seemingly conflicting responses as empty smiles, emotional gusts, thought-filled stares, and happy feet. $10, 9pm Thursday, 502 Bar, 502 Embassy Oaks, (210) 257-8125, 502bar.com.
The Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program is hosting a workshop focused on how to build taller and bigger multi-story wood buildings. The seminar offers a detailed analysis of Type III and V building types and explains how they are utilized to create structures with five-plus stories of wood-frame construction under the International Building Code. The workshop will be led by wood design and engineering experts and will cover height and area provisions, including podiums and mezzanines. Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited, to register visit www.woodworks.org and click the seminar link on the home page. On site check in begins at 10:30 am, the program runs from 11am to 2pm.
The opening for Lewis Smith's 'Cardinal Vista' exhibit will feature a vino reception and an art talk with DJ JJ playing live music. The exhibit runs from May 23rd till June 1st.
Based on Robert Harling's 1987 play, Steel Magnolias reflects Harling's experience with the death of his diabetic sister Susan Harling Robinson. The film marks Julia Roberts' first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and first Golden Globe Award. Roberts plays Shelby, a young bride with diabetes who has a child and later dies of kidney failure.
Robert Clouse directs what would be Bruce Lee's most influential and classic martial arts film that made way for a handful of sequels, remakes and rip-offs. The 1973 hit follows undercover Lee in a martial arts tournament in a secluded islands, where he discovers corruption, drugs, and prostitution. His cover is blown, Roper (John Saxon) and Williams (Jim Kelly) must fight for survival, and chaos ensues.
Come celebrate Memorial Day with the USAF Band of the West's Gateway Brass. Music selection will be light classical to popular and patriotic.
As a child growing up in Ciudad Acuña, across the Rio Bravo from Del Rio, Fernando Andrade relied on his imagination for amusement. Now in San Antonio, Andrade filters childhood memories with news of Mexico’s narcowars in a new series that ponders the effects of daily violence. The conflict has affected everyone on the border — including children — who, says Andrade, “learn a culture of revenge, where it becomes natural to kill.” A 2008 graduate of San Antonio College in graphic design, Andrade is known for his abstract chalk drawings, featured at Artpace’s Chalk it Up and Chicago’s Day of the Dead celebrations. He returns to his early figurative drawing practice, utilizing cross-hatching and flowing lines, to illustrate his younger brother posing with sticks as make-believe guns. Members of the artist’s family continue to live south of the border, where the guns are all too real. Free, 6-8pm Thursday, Hausmann Millworks, 925 W Russell, (210) 884-6390. Through June 23.
San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce monthly mixer allows LGBT-owned businesses, professionals, and allies to network.
Focusing on the world's first zero-emissions motorcycle grand prix, June 12 2009, "Charge" brings out the motorcycle maniacs and follows several teams during the 2009 race. The brain-child of filmmaker Mark Neale, director of "Faster" and "Fastest", narrated by Ewan McGregor of Star Wars-ian fame, the film charges into the idea of clean, green energy in a race on the "most demanding and deadly circuit on the plant," the Isle of Man TT course.
Check out the beer tasting selection including five great beers, and enjoy some chips and salsa.
King Pelican is an instrumental rock and roll combo hailing from South Texas. KP digs the surf and instro sounds of the early 60s and brings the “tomorrow sounds of yesterday” into every tune they write and perform. Come check them out at the Cove!
Jeffrey Rosen, national commentator on the US Supreme Court will be present. For tickets contact Angela Koester at 210-572-5278 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is open to all individuals who are support of the Chamber. You do not have to be a member to attend, so bring a friend! We encourage everyone to join us and learn about all the great things the chamber has going on this year.
Barney Cashman, a middle-aged and married man, wants to experience the sexual revolution before it's too late and arranges/fails three seductions with a foul-mouthed smoker, a mad young actress, and a depressed housewife.
At the ripe old age of 10, Chloe Chaidez formed Wild Youth, a band that covered songs by Sigur Rós and David Bowie. Now 18, Chaidez fronts Kitten, a Los Angeles-based five-piece inspired by the synth-driven sounds of the Eurythmics and the Pet Shop Boys. With only the EPs Sunday School (2010) and Cut it Out (2012) to their credit, Kitten have played SXSW, toured with Paramore, opened for No Doubt, and garnered praise from Carson Daly and Teen Vogue. Daughter of Mike Chaidez (former drummer for the punk band Thee Undertakers), Chloe grew up listening to Siouxsie and the Banshees and has cited the late Ian Curtis as a stylistic influence. These dark spirits mesh with others in Kitten’s tracks, which fall somewhere between the ’80s-inspired electronica of Class Actress and the dark drama of Bat for Lashes.
Foreign film buffs might know Chile’s Sebastián Silva from his Sundance Film Festival hits The Maid (which took home two World Cinema Jury Prizes in 2009) and this year’s Crystal Fairy (starring indie fave Michael Cera opposite Gaby Hoffmann). True fans, however, will tell you to start at the beginning. Released in 2007, Silva’s Life Kills Me deftly combines the ironic melancholia of The Smiths, the dark comedy of Harold and Maude, and a bizarre film within a film into a morbid sleeper suggesting death might be smarter to embrace than to fear. Shot almost entirely in black and white, the openly gay director, screenwriter, painter, and musician’s cinematic debut screens at SAMA in conjunction with Global Lens 2013, a touring series launched by the Global Film Initiative in 2003.
Regarded as one of the architects of contemporary R&B, 10-time Grammy winner Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds brings heartfelt and impeccable music for grown folks to the Lila Cockrell stage on Friday. After writing and producing hits for Bobby Brown in the late ’80s, Edmonds joined former bandmate Antonio “L.A.” Reid to create LaFace Records, propelling acts like TLC, Toni Braxton, and Usher into the public consciousness. By the end of the ’90s the young producer was responsible for 42 No. 1 R&B hits and 51 Top 10 Pop hits. A gifted performer in his own right, fans can expect plenty of material from his 11 solo albums, including classics like “Whip Appeal” and “For the Cool in You,” which recall an era of R&B when records didn’t necessarily require 16 bars to make it on the radio.
G. Tomas V presents the sixth edition of SA's "only body art competition." Hosted by Anthony "The Poet" Flores, "Fairytales & Fantasy" features 30 artists (including special guests Oscar Galvan Jr. and Raul Castellanos) creating live art on 30 models, plus music by DJ Techneek (10pm-2am), a live visual performance by Matari Productions (10:30pm), and a photo shoot (11pm-midnight) followed by the presentation of contestants at midnight. Rewarding first, second, and third places with trophies and other prizes, the contest also guarantees winners a spot in the 2014 Beyond the Canvas calendar.
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