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Use sunshine as an art material to create an original sunprint inspired by Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio. Work with San Antonio photographer to learn the technique of cyanotype printing.
Since landing on MTV in the ‘90s with “Cold Beverage,” Philly-based hip-hop blues outfit G. Love and Special Sauce has dabbled in enough genres to get labeled “schizophrenic.” Following a six-year break, the trio—guitarist/rapper/harmonica player Garrett “G. Love” Dutton, drummer Jeffrey Clemens and upright bassist James Prescott—rebooted to record their seventh album, 2014’s Sugar. Hailed as a soulful return to form, the 20th anniversary effort features guest appearances from Ben Harper, Los Lobos guitarist David Hidalgo and Rolling Stones collaborator Merry Clayton of “Gimme Shelter” fame.
Since landing on MTV in the ‘90s with “Cold Beverage,” Philly-based hip-hop blues outfit G. Love and Special Sauce
has dabbled in enough genres to get labeled “schizophrenic.” Following a six-year break, the trio—guitarist/rapper/harmonica player Garrett “G. Love” Dutton, drummer Jeffrey Clemens and upright bassist James Prescott—rebooted to record their seventh album, 2014’s Sugar. Hailed as a soulful return to form, the 20th anniversary effort features guest appearances from Ben Harper, Los Lobos guitarist David Hidalgo and Rolling Stones collaborator Merry Clayton of “Gimme Shelter” fame.
It’s a who’s who among Latinos in the music, film, TV, media, health, fashion and sports industries, as the Alamo City welcomes a host of celebrities to the 2014 Festival People en Español this weekend. Among the stars to join the festivities and treat patrons to musical performances, speaking engagements and special Q&A panels include actresses Génesis Rodríguez (The Last Stand) and Cristela Alonzo (ABC’s Cristela), actor Eduardo Verástegui (Bella), film director Miguel Arteta (Cedar Rapids), Spanish TV icon Don Francisco of Sabado Gigante fame (pictured) and professional boxer Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez. Hosted by CNN’s Alejandra Orra and Azteca TV’s Poncho De Anda, both days begin with a Zumba class taught by local fitness instructor Mario Gómez and the Dále Fitness Team. Exercise will be followed with a concert by Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza on Saturday and Texas-based all-sister group Las Fenix on Sunday. Other performances throughout the weekend include singers Priscila Ángel, Gabriel Coronel and Jaci Velásquez. The festival is free, but if you want to pony up some cash, there is a concert next door at the Lila Cockrell Theatre on Saturday featuring urban pop artists Becky G. and Zendaya that’ll set you back $20-$60.
San Antonio Systema presents a two day seminar led by Brazil’s leading Systema instructor, Nelson Wagner. Individuals will learn about the systema fundamentals, defense against one or multiple attackers, weaponizing your body, defense against weapons (armed or unarmed), and remaining human during combat. The two day seminar is available in both English and Spanish.
A professional musician for about ten years, Bru Erdman has been traveling around the South Texas Music Scene for more than fifteen years. Known to the public as Bru's Tunes, Bru not only sings and plays the guitar, but he is also an accomplished violinist. He has played the downtown bar scene, at country clubs, and even at weddings throughout the years. This one man acousitc show will leave you more than satisfied.
Lila returns to San Antonio for a fourth time in celebration of her 2013 Grammy award achievement for Best Regional Mexican Album for "Pecados y Milagros" as well as the CD's surpasses double platinum status in Mexico. Fans will also be introduced to new favorites from Lila's newest CD titles "Raiz" a collaboration with Lila Downs, Soledad Pastorutti, and Nina Pastori. Fans may be also treated to an exclusive sneak peek of Lila's working in progress CD, currently titled "Balas y Chocolate" (Bullets and Chocolate).
After moving from Boston to NYC, John Fisch was chosen as one of Comedy Central’s Fresh Faces of Comedy and named him one of Back Stage Magazine’s 10 Standout Stand-ups. He has appeared on the Late Night Show with David Letterman, has been featured in Maxim Magazine and was the host of the widely popular podcast, “In the Tank.” He appeared on Last Comic Standing 4 and was the NYC Capital One Audience Favorite, which earned him wide recognition and a new legion of fans. He has performed at multiple festivals including the 2007 HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and the 2010 Great American Comedy Festival at the Johnny Carson Theatre in Norfolk, Nebraska. Most recently he was invited to perform at this year’s TBS “Just For Laughs” Comedy Festival in Chicago.
Sixty-three years before The Daily Show, 39 years before George Carlin’s Class Clown and 30 freaking years before Mort Sahl took to reading the Warren Report onstage, Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo Marx heaved 68-minutes’ worth of monkey wrenches at the war machine, many of which can still be heard grinding gears today. With biting satire, surreal physical comedy, Shakespeare-class wordplay and indescribable nonsense, the Brothers Marx fight the power so savagely that human civilization (not to mention the shared reality it presupposes) is severely bruised by the incidental blows.
The second annual Margarita Meltdown will feature twelve restaurants and bars (so far). They have all signed up to compete for the title of the best margarita mixer, as voted by the public. There will also be a Critics’ Choice award. The benefits for this event will go towards La Voz del Anciano, a non profit that serves seniors. So far the competitors include, Alamo Café, Café Olé, Cha-Cha’s Mexican Cuisine, Espumoso Caffe, Henry’s Puffy Taco, Hotel Contessa, Iron Cactus, Knife & Fork, Pericos Mexican Cuisine, Urban Taco, Whiskey Cake, and Zocca at the Westin on the Riverwalk.
Celebrate Labor Day with good music, good food and good times. Always free at Historic Market Square!
Kathleen Bittner Roth's novel, A Duke Wicked Kiss, is being featured by The Twig Book Shop on Sunday, August 31. The novel tells of a proper duke who falls for an improper daughter of an Indian royal and British noble while on a secret mission for the Crown.
Charlie Robison’s most recent album—last year’s High Life—is a collection of covers, featuring the songs of Doug Sahm, Kinky Friedman and Bob Dylan, but it’s not a sign the Bandera-raised singer-songwriter is retiring into irrelevance. High Life instead finds Robison attempting to heal after leaving his own blood on the tracks with 2009’s Beautiful Day, recorded in the wake of his divorce from Dixie Chick Emily Robison (née Erwin). Whether singing his own songs or covers, the straightforward sincerity and Texas grit in his lived-in voice only become more meaningful as years pass.
From slow, pounding drone metal to sludgy takes on Rollins Band sermons, Power-Take-Off’s This Is Late on Learning Curve Records runs the gamut on noisy guitar music. Also on Minneapolis’ Learning Curve, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy’s recent All Sadness, Grinning into Flow is a torrent of unexpected sounds pulled from the six-string. From peeling drones that recall The Warriors soundtrack to all-out shred-a-thons like the nine-minute “Marathon II,” TGLH’s second release is a stunner of a sophomore effort. With Baltimore noise trio Multicult and SA synth deconstructionists Massiver.
Datpiff.com is awesome and free, but their most-listened-to mixtapes currently include five from Lil Wayne and three from Wiz Khalifa, so those seeking the newest thing in hip-hop might be better off going outside. Art of War challenges MCs and beat-makers to deliver the goods live in original-track battles. Not all will be good, but some will be great and you probably never would’ve thought to Google any of them. That goes triple for break dancing and graffiti, well represented here but mostly discovered online via YouTube roulette. $8-$12, 8pm-2am Friday, 3pm-2am Saturday, The White Rabbit, 2410 N St. Mary's; $5, 8pm-2am Sunday, Limelight, 2718 N St. Mary’s.
This rally is intented to call attention to the healthcare crisis around U.S. maternity care. This Labor Day, our community will stand simultaneously with thousands of people in over 100 cities around the country, in peaceful, family-oriented gatherings, for the 2014 third annual Rally to Improve Birth. Our purpose is to call attention to the dire state of our maternal health care system and to call for evidence-based, humane birth practices.
Featuring James Bosquez, Anthony Torino, Michael Suarez, Blair Thompson, Jesse Pangelinan and Alex Ansel
In honor of their 10th Anniversary in San Antonio, The Union (at all 3 locations) is offering nine complimentary 60-90 minute hot yoga sessions on Labor Day. Visit website for more times.
Join the Briscoe Book Club the first Tuesday of every month for a lively discussion of great works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction inspired by the vast and varied experiences of the American West. A powerful, fast and timely story by an award-winning author, Flight is the tale of an orphaned, teenaged Indian boy in search of his true identity. About to commit a devastating act, he finds himself shot back in time through moments of violence in American history. This book has been called Sherman Alexie at his most brilliant, making us laugh while breaking our hearts.
Gallery talk: Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 6:30 pm
Free with museum admission
Museum open until 9 pm for the 210 West Gallery Talks, the first Tuesday of every month
In this series, attendees will learn about the classifications of the Texas Bluebonnets as well as the history of the Alamo and the Pink Bluebonnet. Topics will also include seeds vs. transplants and how to maintain a strand of future bluebonnets.
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