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Survival: The Exhibition

May 25 - September 2

Adventure, fun, and science collide at Survival: The Exhibition. Survival: The Exhibition invites you on an exhilarating, heart-pumping, and daring journey of bravery and brains. Experience the thrill of exploration, gain an appreciation for the wonders of nature, and prepare for the unexpected—all within an interactive, informative, and safe space. Survival: The Exhibition transports guests of all ages to the world’s most breathtaking scenery and awe-inspiring locales asking them the question: how can humans survive here? From the rainforest to…

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Wild Australia at San Antonio Zoo

May 25 @ 8:00 am - September 2 @ 5:00 pm

Have a summer down under during Wild Australia at San Antonio Zoo. Learn all about Australia and the animals that call it home. See koalas, take a stroll through the Australian Aviary, and hop on over to see kangaroos up close in the all-new Roo Walkabout. Australia is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world and the zoo is bringing that to San Antonio. It’s also known for its plethora of delicious snacks! Wild Australia is May 25…

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Going Places

June 1 - September 8

Fly—don’t walk—through The DoSeum’s summer exhibition, Going Places, where kids can explore how we drive, float, glide, and zoom! This STEM experience will immerse visitors into the science of getting around over land, sea, air and space.

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Andy Warhol: Portraits & Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today

June 20 - September 15

This summer, the McNay Art Museum presents two innovative and inclusive exhibitions—Andy Warhol: Portraits and Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today—from June 20 to September 15, 2019. Andy Warhol: Portraits features over 120 paintings, prints, photographs, films, and videos that depict the artist’s favorite genre. The exhibition presents a vibrant snapshot of New York’s art and social scene from the 1960s through the 1980s with portraits of Warhol’s inner circle; among them Joan Collins, Debbie Harry, Dennis Hopper, Mick Jagger, Robert…

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Men of Steel, Women of Wonder

June 21 @ 10:00 am - September 1 @ 5:00 pm

The San Antonio Museum of Art will present the special exhibition Men of Steel, Women of Wonder (MOSWOW) on June 21. Organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the exhibition examines the art world’s response to Wonder Woman and Superman, ranging from their Depression-era origins to today’s Contemporary interpretations. MOSWOW features more than seventy works including paintings, photographs, installations, and videos and will be on view in the Cowden Gallery until September 1, 2019. "The exhibition examines the way…

UPCOMING EVENTS

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NYFA Immigration Artist Mentoring Program

June 27 @ 11:00 am - September 29 @ 6:00 pm

Join the celebration for the opening of a new exhibit featuring the first round of participants in the NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program in San Antonio. The Department of Arts & Culture presents an exhibition of visual art, film, and performance by the first round of participants in the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program in San Antonio. Participating Artists: Lorena Angulo, Richard Armendariz, Jose Balli, Marisela Barrera, Gregg Barrios, Kim Bishop, Hayfer Brea Rodriguez,…

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San Antonio on the Rise

August 8 @ 9:00 am - September 6 @ 6:00 pm

Centro Cultural Aztlan is pleased to present San Antonio on the Rise; a two-person exhibit showcasing the cultura of San Anto on canvas featuring Martin Rangel and Victor H. De La Fuente These two homegrown artists put their thoughts and similar ideas together to exhibit the works that they want to share with the people of “San Anto.” Both artists were born and raised—and have spent their whole lives—in this great city; and both hold vast knowledge about the history…

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1964 The Tribute

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute in the world, “1964” The Tribute returns to the Majestic Theatre on August 24! Choosing songs from the pre-Sgt-Pepper era, “1964” recreates an early 60’s live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter. “1964” takes audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live on in hearts forever. Years of researching the Fab Four have made “1964” masters…

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Artist Lecture: The Influence of Comics with Robert Pruitt

August 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Robert Pruitt, whose work is featured in Men of Steel, Women of Wonder, for a lecture on the influence of comics in his work. Pruitt explores black bodies and identities through sculpture, animation, photography, and large-scale figurative drawing. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

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Melanie Rush Davis | A Requirement of Time

August 30 - September 29

Opening reception: Friday, August 30, 5:30-7:30 On display: Aug. 30 - Sep. 29, 2019 A 2019 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA Exhibition An exhibition documenting a lifetime of photography by the celebrated “pinhole queen” of San Antonio, Melanie Rush Davis (1955–2018), including dozens of portraits, parades, and haunted locations presented as a linear series.

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Labor Day Artisan Show

August 30 @ 11:00 am - September 2 @ 11:00 pm

Artist display and sell their beautiful handmade work along the San Antonio River Walk. Artisans are different for each show but usually include pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork and more.

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Date Night: Power Couples

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come dressed as your favorite power couple the last weekend of Men of Steel, Women of Wonder. Cash bar, art making, food trucks, special tours, and an outdoor film screening of Superman II.

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Date Night: Power Couples

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come dressed as your favorite power couple the last weekend of Men of Steel, Women of Wonder. Cash bar, art making, food trucks, special tours, and an outdoor film screening of Superman II.

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Film on the Green: Superman II

August 30 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Outdoor films in collaboration with Slab Cinema. Films begin at sundown. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. During inclement weather, films are cancelled. Pets are not permitted on the Museum campus; however, service animals are permitted at the Museum.

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La Imagen de San Antonio

August 31 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

La Imagen de San Antonio showcases the zest and spice of San Antonio through its diverse presentation of song and dance from Mexico and Spain, as well as a variety of Latin styles and popular music from the US. Featured within our performance is a show that are a culmination of talented singers and dancers with appearances by La Mya and Alma Gitana flamenco dance troupe as well as mesmerizing ballet folklorico and latin & variety dancers sure to entrance…

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2019 World Heritage Festival

September 4 @ 10:00 am - September 8 @ 10:00 am

Join the City of San Antonio World Heritage Office and its many partners for the 4th Annual World Heritage Festival, September 4-8, 2019! The World Heritage Festival is an annual collaborative event to celebrate and promote our San Antonio Missions, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and raise funds to preserve, promote, and connect. The 2019 Festival includes: Wednesday, September 4 – Press Conference at 10 a.m. – U.S. Mint Coin Forum at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 5 – America the…

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Boho Market

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - September 7 @ 12:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until October 5, 2019

Revel in your First Friday experience at La Villita’s Boho Market presented by The Boho Market LLC. This free event will include food, entertainment and art vendors from San Antonio and central Texas. Join us every First Friday beginning in March on Villita Street at 6:00pm. Friday, March 1, 2019 Friday, May 3, 2019 Friday, June 7, 2019 Friday, July 5, 2019 Friday, August 2, 2019 Friday, September 6, 2019 Friday, October 4, 2019 Friday, November 8, 2019 *2nd Friday*

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Camp Vida Fashion Show + Magazine Release Party

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

WELCOME TO CAMP VIDA! Vida Magazine is back with their second magazine release party, CAMP VIDA, an interactive fashion event featuring brand activations, live performances, and an iconic fashion show! This event- in collaboration with our event partner, People's Revolt- celebrates the art of being together because that's what "vida" is all about. Fashion, lifestyle, and art help connect our human experiences so we want to cultivate an interactive event that explores connecting with yourself, creativity, and others. From the…

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ARTS San Antonio Presents The Four Italian Tenors, from Rome, Italy

September 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

DRAMA AND ROMANCE... ARTS San Antonio proudly presents the Four Italian Tenors from Rome, Italy. The Four Italian Tenors present an extraordinary program of the most famously beloved Italian opera arias and traditional songs, fusing Italian wit and charm with romanticism, lyricism, dramatic flair and operatic style. ABOUT ARTS SAN ANTONIO: ARTS San Antonio’s mission is to entertain, enrich and educate the people of San Antonio and South Texas by bringing exceptional and meaningful arts experiences to the people, stages,…

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Puccini’s Tosca

September 12 @ 7:30 pm

Puccini’s great opera Tosca is a tragedy of a great actress who has “lived for art.” Because of her love for the young artist and revolutionary Cavaradossi, she falls victim to the evil machinations of Scarpia, head of the secret police. The production, using sets from the Seattle Opera, is directed by the distinguished young director E Loren Meeker, who previously directed The Barber of Seville and  La Boheme for OPERA San Antonio in the Tobin Center.

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Aliento a Tequila

September 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Photographer Joel Salcido’s Aliento A Tequila photographic exhibit visually explores and celebrates the landscape, culture, and traditions that gave birth to tequila, Mexico’s mestizo national drink. The series includes the original distilleries that literally founded the industry, as well as a series of artisanal tequileras committed to the ancestral ways of tequila-making, from harvest to bottle. The exhibit was curated by Roy L. Flukinger, M.A., Emeritus Senior Curator, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin. The series…

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Alejandro Sanz

September 18 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Alejandro Sanz, the Spanish artist who has earned music's most important awards, kicked off #LaGira in Spain last Saturday, June 1st with an unforgettable SOLD OUT show in Seville, Spain. Sanz broke records, selling out shows in Seville, Madrid, Barcelona, and Elche, while adding a last date in Santiago de Compostela.

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36th Annual Jazz’SALive

September 20 - September 21

This 36th annual, free, outdoor, music, arts, culture and heritage festival will take place on Friday, September 20th, from 5pm-11pm, and on Saturday, September 21st, from 10am-11pm, in historic Travis Park! The main stage, presented by the Majestic Theatre will showcase stellar headliners, including five-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves, The Lao Tizer Band, Tomar & The FC's, Aaron Prado with Jacqueline Sotelo and Johnny P, Ken Slavin, The US Air Force Band Dimensions in Blue and more.

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ARTS San Antonio Presents Actors from the London Stage Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare from London, United Kingdom

September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

MISTAKEN IDENTITIES, DISGUISES, AND LOVE TRIANGLES. Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night sees the great playwright blending his comic and dramatic devices with masterful dexterity. Even now, its riches entertain and delight, with some of Shakespeare’s most fame language bolstered by deeper, richer currents of love, desire, grief, and transformation. Twelfth Night is a deliriously enjoyable romantic comedy not to be missed. Founded in 1975, Actors from the London Stage is one of the oldest touring Shakespeare theatre companies in the world. Housed…

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Marga Gomez’s “LATIN STANDARDS” (3 performances!)

September 27 @ 8:00 pm - September 29 @ 3:00 pm

Join us at the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center on Friday, September 27; Saturday, September 28th; and Sunday, September 29th for Marga Gomez's Latin Standards! Friday, September 27 at 8pm Saturday, September 28th at 8pm Sunday, September 29th at 1pm Latin Standards was named New York Times “Critic’s Pick” for its “winning heart and humor.” Written and performed by award winner Marga Gomez and directed by David Schweizer, "Latin Standards" recalls Marga's childhood in Washington Heights with her father, Willy…

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Mo Amer at LOL San Antonio

October 3 @ 8:00 pm - October 5 @ 11:00 pm

Stand-up comedian Mo Amer is returning to his home state of Texas for his first solo shows since breaking out on the international stage with his Netflix special The Vagabond. Catch the second stop of Mo Amer's 3 town Texas tour in San Antonio at Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club from October 3 to 5. Mo Amer is an Arab American stand up comedian and writer of Palestinian descent, known for his iconic work with the comedy troupe “Allah Made…

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Art Party: Haunted Museum

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Put the art in the pARTy and enjoy a craft cocktail (cash bar), live music, and themed tours. Art Party is a collaboration of the Museum and KRTU 91.7 FM.

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Mario Ybarra Jr. | “…like a cow visiting a butcher shop…”

October 12 - December 1

Opening reception: Saturday, October 12, 4 - 7 PM On display Oct. 12 - Dec. 1, 2019 An installation resembling a hybrid-butcher shop / musical stage set, with hams and cuts of meat made of wood. This piece was originally shown at ARCO Madrid 2013 and this will be its first presentation in the US. Mario Ybarra, Jr., is a visual and performance artist, educator, and activist who combines street culture with fine art in order to produce what he…

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FIVE X FIVE

October 12 - December 1

Opening Reception: Sat.. Oct. 12, 2019 4 - 7 PM On display Oct. 12 - Dec. 1 A group show of 5 artists representing Southern California, South Texas, and Chicago, working in various modes with shared concerns of social justice. These artists will team up with 5 writers to expand the context of their work, find commonalities, and amplify the results of individual practices. This exhibition is curated by Mario Ybarra, Jr. Artists: Ruth Buentello (San Antonio), Rosalie Lopez (Long…

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Fertility, Blessings and Protection: Cultures of Baby Carriers

October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - June 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Different tribes and people groups have developed their own systems and styles of baby carriers based on their unique cultures, ways of living, weather, customs and aesthetic experiences. Baby-carrying styles offer insight to child-rearing methods, religion, social structure and craftwork of cultures. Body-carrying offers the baby a sense of safety and enhances the closeness between the parent & child. Underlying them all is the universal foundation of love, affection and devotion of parenthood. The Asian “Baby Carriers” International Touring Exhibition…

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ARTS San Antonio Presents The Kingdom Choir from London, United Kingdom

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

FROM THE ROYAL WEDDING! The Kingdom Choir is best known for their show-stopping performance at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this past May. The group’s performance of Stand By Me, seen by a global audience of over two billion, instantly catapulted the Choir to worldwide fame. Founded in 1994 by award-winning conductor Karen Gibson, the choir draws from various Christian traditions and is dedicated to creating a sound that reflects the community they share through their…

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Russian Ballet Theatre presents “Swan Lake”

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Swan Lake, which has mesmerized audiences for over a century, is based on a German fairy tale. Tchaikovsky’s score tells the tragic love story of Prince Siegfried and Swan Princess, Odette, who is cursed to be a swan by day but a young woman at night. The Russian Ballet Theatre’s new production will captivate audiences with time-honored Russian traditions while adding new choreography, hand painted sets, radiant hand sewn costumes, artistic hair designs and special effects makeup. The production’s hand-painted…

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Visiting Artist Talk: Rainey Knudson

October 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trained in literature and entrepreneurship, Rainey Knudson is the founder and former publisher of Glasstire, which is the oldest online-only art magazine in the country. She named the magazine as an homage to an artwork by Robert Rauschenberg, who was originally from Port Arthur. Knudson bought the glasstire.com domain in 2000 for $35, and built the original website. Today, Glasstire has an annual budget of over half a million dollars and a staff of eight. Its archive of 36,000 articles…

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Michael W. Smith: 35 Years of Friends

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Gospel Music Hall-of-Famer and multi-platinum Grammy®-Winner Michael W. Smith has announced plans for his fall headlining tour celebrating 35 years of his groundbreaking, iconic song “Friends”. Smith says, “I’m really excited about the 35 Years of Friends Tour this fall. We had an event this spring, here in Nashville, where 56 of my friends and fellow artists came together to celebrate my 35 #1’s and the 35th Anniversary of FRIENDS. It was an amazing night – and, for me, brought…

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Jeanne Robertson

October 25 @ 7:30 pm

At 75 years young, Jeanne Robertson continues to charm audiences with her humorous observations about life around her. This former Miss North Carolina, standing tall at six-foot-two, has a vivacious personality, heart and sense of humor. Jeanne tours nationally and appears regularly on the Grand ‘Ole Opry. She has nine nationally released DVDs, three books, hundreds of hours on SiriusXM satellite radio and over 62 million YouTube views.  The demand for Robertson's family-friendly and engaging brand of comedy has grown exponentially.…

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A Conversation with Bruce Campbell

October 25 @ 8:00 pm

Join actor, producer, writer and director, Bruce Campbell in a viewing of the 1992 Sam Raimi cult-classic Army of Darkness.  Campbell will follow up the viewing with a lively conversation about the film, his career, and his future endeavors… as well as a question and answer session with the audience.

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Día de los Muertos San Antonio

October 26 - October 27

Día de los Muertos San Antonio, the largest and most unique celebration of Day of the Dead in Texas, expands out of La Villita into Hemisfair. The free, two-day, family-friendly event — popularly known as "Muertos Fest” — blends traditional Day of the Dead art and culture with a curated line-up of alt-Latino music, old-school conjunto legends, and the stylings of local bands that have created the unique San Antonio sound. USA Today hails the event as “one of 10…

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Felipe Esparza: The Bad Hambre Tour

October 26 @ 7:00 pm

Felipe Esparza is a stand-up comedian and actor, known for his 2012 stand-up special “They’re Not Gonna Laugh at You”, his recurring appearances on “Superstore” and “The Eric Andre Show”, “Last Comic Standing” (winner – 2010), his podcast “What’s Up Fool?” on the All Things Comedy Network and his newest stand-up special, “Translate This”, which premiered on HBO in 2017.

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Elementz Fest

November 2

What is Elementz? Elementz is a day long festival presenting music, art, shared experience, community service, and education to unite and empower our community to solve local challenges and encourage sustainable behaviors through our actions. We believe real change is brought about when an enlightened community comes together towards a common goal of helping improve the lives of their neighbors, while considering the needs of the natural world we are all born from, reliant upon, and return to.

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BODYTRAFFIC

November 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

World-class, Los Angeles contemporary dance company, BodyTraffic, pays homage to traditional dance styles and techniques. This company takes pride in its world-class modern dances and is deeply committed to producing acclaimed works by distinctive choreographic voices. BodyTraffic has performed for sold-out audiences at prestigious theaters and festivals around the world. Bodytraffic.com

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Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival

November 9 - November 10

Luminaria's Contemporary Arts Festival is the premier showcase event for artists of all genres. We inspire the City of San Antonio with weekend celebration of the arts. Saturday, November 9th from 7 PM to Midnight in Hemisfair is the free after-dark Contemporary Arts Festival of San Antonio, Texas. Artistic partners include Artist Foundation of San Antonio, National Association of Latino Arts & Culture, Contemporary Arts Month and the Mexican Consulate. Sunday, November 10th from 11 AM – 3 PM in…

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Visiting Artist Talk: Amaranth Borsuk

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Amaranth Borsuk is a poet, scholar, and book artist whose work encompasses print and digital media, performance and installation. Her most recent volume is The Book (MIT Press, 2018), an exploration of a technology we think we know intimately. Her books of poetry include Pomegranate Eater (Kore Press, 2016); As We Know (Subito, 2014), an erasure collaboration with Andy Fitch; Handiwork (Slope Editions, 2012), winner of the 2011 Slope Editions Poetry Prize; and Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012),…

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David Feherty: Live Off Tour

November 15 @ 8:00 pm

(Tickets on sale April 5th at 10am.) How do you describe the offbeat antics of David Feherty? With a sharp wit and irreverent style, the professional golfer turned golf analyst, talk show host and sports broadcaster has made a name for himself as one of the most hilarious and irrepressible personalities in golf. The New York Times called him “a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Johnny Carson.” Of Feherty’s live one-man show, Golf Digest said: “Uncensored and unhinged, and worth the price of admission.It really…

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Visiting Artist Talk: Amanda Hunt

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Amanda Hunt is Director of Education and Public Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and co-curator of the 2019 Desert X Biennial in Palm Springs. Past appointments include Associate Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, and Curator at LAXART, Los Angeles, where she helped coordinate the 2012 Pacific Standard Time Public Art and Performance Festival for the Getty Research Institute, and Made in L.A. 2012, the Hammer Museum’s first Los Angeles biennial. At the…

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Ranky Tanky

December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ranky Tanky, originating from South Carolina, plays Gullah music. Gullah is a creole language and culture among African Americans who live in the low country region of South Carolina. From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, Ranky Tanky performs this unique music form while audiences enjoying an equally unique culture experience! Rankytanky.com

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Re/Devaluing Colorism: Intersections of Skin Color and Currency

December 13, 2019 - April 5, 2020

Opening reception: Friday, December 13, 5:30-7:30 On display: December 13 - April 5 Guest curated by Aissatou Sidime-Blanton Re/Devaluing Colorism: Intersections of Skin Color and Currency addresses questions of skin color in historic and contemporary social hierarchies. Colorism, as a discriminatory impulse, has a long history and is evident across cultures and countries. This group exhibition comprised of ethnically and socio-economically diverse female artists will respond to this phenomenon and its deleterious outcomes ranging from self-loathing to the sexualization of…

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Holiday Artisan Show

December 13 @ 11:00 am - December 15 @ 11:00 pm

Vendors display and sell beautiful handmade merchandise along the San Antonio River Walk. Artisans are different for each show but usually include pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork and more. Friday and Saturday: 11AM-11PM Sunday: 11AM-8PM

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Art Party: ¡Salud! Santé! Cheers!

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Put the art in the pARTy and enjoy a craft cocktail (cash bar), live music, and themed tours.

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METdance

January 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

METdance brings their passion and excitement to the world of dance. This Houston-based company enthralls audiences with their diverse range of movements. From comedy and humor to poignant and dramatic, from fierce athleticism to detailed minimalism, METdance is committed to presenting works that speak to everyone regardless of their background or experience with dance. Metdance.org

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Eleven Reflections on September

May 16, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Eleven Reflections on September is an introspective look on the lives of Muslim Americans living in the aftermath of 9-11. This all-woman, Middle Eastern music ensemble performs spoken word; the poems you will hear progress from lyrical to abstract and broken, as they span the fall of the Twin Towers, the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, the rise of the Arab Spring, the refugee crisis, and more. The evening promises to be a concert, a performance art piece and…

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