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Bring the whole family to an exclusive pre-screening of the true and amazing story of Travis Freeman. A regular high school football player who loses his eyesight but still wins the game. Directed by Dylan Baker, and featuring Alexa Vega, Max Adler and Mark Hapka. Please RSVP here: http://23blast.themoviescreener.com/evite/396639500.
Arts San Antonio presents The Bad Plus. Few jazz groups in recent memory have amassed such acclaim, and inspired such controversy, as The Bad Plus. For over a decade, they have thrived at the intersection of jazz, indie rock and contemporary classical music. On Made Possible, the group's 8th studio album, The Bad Plus unleashes spellbinding original compositions that showcase everything this groundbreaking trio is capable of: heart-pounding acoustic anthems, bleary melancholia, fearless juxtapositions and a masterful sense of song.
One of the most loved Guitar greats is performing live at The Tobin Center. Santana’s smooth sounding guitar riffs are the most recognizable in the industry, a blend of blues, rock and soul. He is the master of improvisation, delicately mastering and modernizing his sounds to cater for the widest possible audience. The Corazón Tour will be in support of his latest album, released May 6, 2014. For the last 4 decades Santana has secured his name as one the best guitarists ever. Evolving his sound over time, he has worked with a variety of artists. He has sold over a 100 million records and has performed in front of millions of fans throughout his career. In 1998, the group was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
As part of the Alamo 100, this screening will feature free collectible Robocop pins while supplies last. Part Man, part machine....ALL HERO. Robocop is one of the greatest action/social-satire/all-around badass movies to have ever been made. It's tough, it's mean, it's dirty and it's made with 100% real moving parts. Paul Verhoeven is an absolute genius and Peter Weller will annihilate you with his anguished robot cop constructed from leftover pain and rage.
Come quietly or there will be... trouble. Get your prime directives in order, grab your tickets and prepare for a cinematic experience that will BLOW YOUR MIND! Now I'd buy that for a dollar. (Greg MacLennan)
Enter a world full of bubbles and candy at this enhanced screening of the original Willy Wonka (1971) featuring appearances by original cast members Paris Themmen (Mike TeeVee) and Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca Salt). Alamo Drafthouse hosts a full Q&A after the screening, so audience members can ask Mike TeeVee what it was like to be so tiny and find out what happened to Veruca after she got dumped down the Bad Egg shoot. Each member of the audience also receives a special edition Wonka poster signed by Paris and Julie.
Southwest Workers Union, in collaboration with Bihl Haus Arts and the San Antonio Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AUSA), is pleased to present “Social Justice Catholics and the Cuban Revolution,” a gallery talk by noted historian Dr. Gerald E. Poyo. It is presented in conjunction with Havana Now, an exhibit by Eric Lane at Galeria del Movimiento of large-scale enhanced digital color photographs taken in Cuba in May 2012. The lecture, which also serves as AUSA’s quarterly meeting, is free and open to the public.
Bunny Hat Productions announces the 5th annual Gong Shorts film competition where audiences can enjoy orginal, short films. Comedian Jade Esteban Estrada, who has been with The Gong Shorts since the beginning, will emcee this unique interactive and audience-voted film event.
Bunny Hat Productions is calling for aspiring short film directors for entries intot he 5th Annual Gong Shorts Film Competition. This comptition is an audience-voted event that will be emceed by comedian Jade Esteban Estrada. It is free for filmmakers to submit entries, however, they only accept up to 20 submissions on a first come, first serve basis. Entries can be submitted to Kimberly Suta from Bunny Hat Productions at 7246 Sunlit Trail Dr. Filmmakers must submit any original film 3-15 minutes long on a playable dvd or blu-ray. The deadline is September 23.
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.
Named "Best Comedian" by the Detroit Metro Times, Andy Beningo has appeared on the Bob and Tom radio show and on XM Sirius radio. In 2012, he was a finalist in CMT's Next Big Comic.
The primary activity of UTSA's Friends of Shakespeare is hosting an annual performance series by Actors From the London Stage. This Shakespeare residency is not supported by any state funds, but rather by gifts from friends like you and ticket revenues. For many students the Shakespeare performance is their first experience with professional theater. Additionally, it is almost always their only chance to interact with and learn from acclaimed Shakespearean actors from world-renowned companies.
San Antonio’s 5th Annual Gong Shorts, a short film competition, takes place at the Alamo Drafthouse Park North. San Antonio native turned Hollywood actor, Jonathan Joss, of Parks and Recreation, King of the Hill and True Grit, will be speaking from 6 to 7pm on the film industry and his own personal experiences as an actor and producer, as well as some current projects that he is executive producing. The competition will begin at 7pm sharp and is emceed by comedian Jade Esteban Estrada. The first 20 films that are received will be played. Each film gets played for three minutes, at which time the audience can call out for the dreaded gong. The gong is struck by the intrepid emcee, if the majority of the audience calls for it. If not, the film plays on and is eligible to win. Filmmakers are asked to come up after their film has played for a small Q&A. The audience determines first, second and third place at the end of the evening.
The Hangar Tavern's Craft Beer Tasting, held every 1st Wednesday of the month, will be on October 1st. Guests will sample 10 craft beers from 5 different breweries. The admission price includes 10 beer samples, light snacks, a $10 Hangar Tavern gift card and a raffle ticket.
On Wednesday, October 1, Teach For America–San Antonio teachers will host a community movie night and discussion of the documentary The Dream is Now. Directed by Academy Award-winner Davis Guggenheim, the film tells the stories of undocumented youth and their families and illuminates the challenges they face under current immigration policy. Following the event, a member of the San Antonio Immigrant Youth Movement (SAIYM) will share his story of navigating higher education as an undocumented immigrant. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about registering to vote, finding your state and federal representative, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and immigration status.
Q Kitchen | Bar takes the concept of the neighborhood get together and turns up the heat with the second annual Urban Backyard BBQ. Guests will enjoy complimentary samples of Q Kitchen | Bars new menu items including the popular and delicious Texas Style Poutine. These house-made french fries are topped with pulled pork, country gravy and local cheddar cheese curds. Other featured items include: the Queso Fundido, which consists of smoked brisket, black beans, creamy cheddar and fresh tortilla strips; the hearty Smoked Steak Sandwich featuring shaved, house smoked strip loin piled high and topped with white cheddar, mushrooms, caramelized onions, and roasted garlic aioli; Finally, crowd pleasing Mini Brisket Tacos will be served with pico de gallo, queso fresco, a lime wedge, salso rojo and chipotle cream. No BBQ is complete without sips, and you can quench the flames with one of the many libations that Q Kitchen | Bar will have on hand. Featured beverage vendors include Karbach Brewing, Cinco Vodka, TX Blended Whiskey, Becker Vineyards, and the 1972 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon blended specifically for Q Bar. Fall is the perfect time to fire up the BBQ grill, but there's more to grilling than just food and fun. Fire is nothing to play with and it is imperative that safety precautions are taken to avoid injury. The chef and staff at Q Kitchen | Bar feel strongly about grilling safety, and that is why the event (which kicks off National Fire Prevention Month) will benefit the Texas Burn Survivor Society. Hyatt Regency and Q Kitchen | Bar are ongoing supporters of this organization that helps mentor burn patients at Brooks Army Medical Center's burn unit, as they undergo treatment and rehabilitation in an effort to transition back to living fulfilling lives. As part of their commitment, Q Kitchen | Bar will hold a raffle at the event and donate proceeds from ticket sales to the Texas Burn Survivor Society. Prizes include a bottle of Q's 1972 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon, lunch for four at the Pasta Buffet, tickets to a beer or bourbon dinner and a one night stay at the hotel, complete with breakfast. In addition, Q Kitchen | Bar will also donate 5% of proceeds from all dinners throughout the month of October to the Texas Burn Survivor Society. City: San Antonio,
Italian pianist Beatrice Rana drew mass attention during the 2013 Cliburn Competition in Fort Worth, earning the Silver Medal as well as the Audience Award. Born in Copertino, Italy, into a family of musicians, Rana began musical studies at the age of four and made her concerto debut at age nine. San Antonio Debut.
Beatrice is beautiful and always happy, and a paraplegic spokesmodel for DryOnes adult diapers. Everything in her life is always perfect and always will be, no matter what. A last minute replacement added to the Overtime Theater schedule, Beatrice and the Puppies by Ann Wuehler will run from September 5 to October 4. Shows are on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, with two Sunday shows September 14 at 2:30pm and September 28 at 7pm. Special Thursday Pay-What-You-Want shows will run September 18 and October 2 at 8pm.
Enter the world of Monet, Renoir and other impressionist artists. Compare masterworks from the National Gallery of Art with McNay counterparts for deeper learning about the artists’ innovations and influences. Following the keynote address, choose two focus workshops from four cross-curricular options. Teachers receive three hours of continuing professional education credit. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration deadline is September 25.
Joe Holley will be making an appearance at the Twig in support of his novel The Purse Bearer: A Novel of Love, Lust, and Texas Politics
The Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum will host an opening reception for its newest show, Loading... by Houston based artist Tommy Gregory, on October 2nd. The exhibition combines elements of sculpture and photography to comment on complex notions such as technology, communication, and patience. Loading... will be on view at the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum until November 9th.
Founded by Nicholas Mason in 1998, the Manhattan Short Film Festival has grown from a humble presentation screened on the side of a truck to a far-reaching global affair encompassing upwards of 250 cinemas spread across six continents. With alums who have gone on to earn Oscar nods, Manhattan Short is now billed as a “breeding ground for the next big thing in film.” An interactive draw for opinionated cinephiles, the top awards (Best Film and Best Actor) are determined by audience votes collected at screenings around the world. Narrowed down from 589 entries representing 47 countries and ranging in length from eight to 17 minutes, the fest’s 17th annual program comprises Ben Brand’s 97% (Netherlands), Alix Lambert and Sam Chou’s Crime: The Animated Series (U.S.), Elena Fuller’s On the Bridge (UK), James Croke’s Shift (Australia), Andreas Thaulow’s The Fall (Norway), Thierry Lorenzi’s On/Off (France), Josh Soskin’s La Carnada (Mexico), Bexie Bush’s Mend and Make Do (UK), Monn Molson’s The Bravest, The Boldest (U.S.) and Erik Schmitt’s Rhino Full Throttle (Germany).
Casa de España, La Associación Amigos de Colombia and UTSA’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures co-host this Spanish-language program celebrating the life and work of iconic Colombian short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist Gabriel García Márquez. The free gathering includes a variety of presentations, including Dr. Amalia Mondríguez’s “The Magic Universe of One Hundered Years of Solitude,” Dr. Santiago Daydí-Tolson’s “A Brilliant Sotryteller” and Dr. Margarita de la Vega Hurtado’s “The Life of a Novel.” A reception follows the talk.
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