Tuesday, October 7, 2014

10 Free Events Happening This Week

Posted By on Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Tuesday 10/7

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!

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Award winning journalist and writer Amy Goodman will speak at Trinity University as part of the Maverick Lecture Series. Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a news program broadcast on more than 1,200 public TV and radio stations around the world. Free, 7:30pm Tuesday, Stieren Theater at Trinity University, One Trinity Place, trinity.edu

Thursday 10/9

Strange Brew

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The San Antonio Beer Festival presents a free screening of Strange Brew, a 1983 cult-comedy starring Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas as Bob and Doug McKenzie, popularized by the "Great White North" sketches from SCTV. Admission is free with the donation of 2 free canned goods for the San Antonio Food Bank. Free, 7:30pm Thursday, Alamo Drafthouse Westlake, 1244 SW Loop 410, drafthouse.com

Thursday 10/9

Either or, Or Both

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'Devine,' 2014, screenprint on Strathmore cotton paper, Edition of 10, 15 x 22"

Just as we were wondering what to get the artist-couple that's already got everything from clear Plexiglass birdhouses to expertly upholstered basketball backboards, Olmos Park gallerist Patricia Ruiz-Healy steps up to the plate with "Either or, Or Both," an exhibition pairing mult-tasking SA-based duo Nate Cassie and Ethel Shipton. Both newcomers to Ruiz-healy Art's increasingly eclectic roster (which champions Latin American, Spanish and "Texas-connected" artists, including late local legend Chuck Ramirez), Jersey boy Cassie and Laredo gal Shipton routinely collaborate on spontaneous Vacancy Projects—one-time-0nly art happenings that take over unassuming spaces with themed exhibits—but have never shown together in such an exclusive format. If the invite depicting the couple not quite grasping the principles of the telephone game (both are either talking or listening at the same time) is any indication, this collaboration adds miscommunication to a curious palette of intersecting themes (number theory, cyclical systems, road signs and points unknown) that have so far played out via sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, text and installation. Free, 6-9pm Thursday, Ruiz-Healy Art, 201 E. Olmos, (210) 804-2219, ruizhealyart.com —Bryan Rindfuss

Thursday 10/9

American Psycho

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Christian Bale plays Patrick Bateman, a self-involved, materialistic Wall Street executive who likes Huey Lewis and the News, dining at five-star restaurants and going on murderous rampages. Free, 7pm Thursday, Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro, 4522 Fredericksburg, (210) 734-4552, santikos.com

Thursday 10/9

McNay Second Thursday Featuring Wolverton

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Join us for a night of free fun on the museum grounds, featuring live music by Wolverton and food available for purchase from some of San Antonio’s best food trucks. Beer courtesy of Crispin Ciders. Wine courtesy of Becker Vineyards. Docent-led tours of the collection at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. This event is in partnership with the San Antonio Current. Free, 6pm-9pm Thursday, McNay Art Museum, 6000 N New Braunfels, (210) 824-5368, mcnayart.org

Thursday 10/9

Whitewater Free Music Series

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Perhaps as a way to get more folks to notice how badass the place is or perhaps as a community service designed to get people boot-scootin' in the fall breeze, WhiteWater hosts a free music series Thursdays in October. This week's act is The Dirty River Boys. Free, 6:30pm, WhiteWater Amphitheater, 11860 FM 306, New Braunfels, whitewaterrocks.com

Friday 10/10

Movies by Moonlight: High Noon

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Travis Park presents Movies by Moonlight with a screening of the classic western High Noon. Enjoy food trucks, jazz music and painting lessons. The pre-show entertainment begins at 7pm and the film begins at 8pm. Free, 7pm Friday, Travis Park, 301 E. Travis

Saturday 10/11

Chalk It Up

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While Artpace delights and challenges art fans throughout the year with site-specific projects staged by visiting artists and Tex-centric exhibitions in its Hudson (Show)Room, late founder Linda Pace's "laboratory of dreams" spills youthful energy and creative vibes into the heart of Downtown each October via Chalk It Up, Beyond its beloved kid-focused, temporary murals, the 11th annual event also functions as a "street-level gallery of chalk masterpieces" showcasing the talents of 20 local artists, including Fernando Andrade, Katherine Brown, Turtle Cruz, Raul Gonzalez, Alexis Souza and Louis Vega Treviño. Free, 10am-4pm, Houston Street, (210) 212-4900, artpace.org —Bryan Rindfuss

Saturday 10/11

Hotel Transylvania and Frankenweenie Double Feature

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District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran and Slab Cinema co-host a double feature of Hotel Transylvania and Frankenweenie. Bring chairs, blankets and picnics. Free, 7pm Saturday, Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt, (210) 207-6968

Saturday 10/11

Gabriel García Márquez Talk

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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. Free, 7pm Saturday, UTSA Buena Vista Theater, UTSA Downtown Campus. 500 Buena Vista, (210) 458-4011

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