Tuesday, October 14, 2014

10 Free Events Happening This Week

Posted By on Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Tuesday 10/14

Beerfest

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Park North and Alamo Street Eat Bar are hosting two separate screenings of the cult comedy Beerfest in advance of the San Antonio Beer Festival this weekend. Attendees can also pick up discounted tickets to this weekend's festival. Free, 7:30pm Tuesday, Alamo Street Eat Bar, 609 S Alamo, Alamo Drafthouse Park North, 618 NW Loop 410

Wednesday 10/15

"Kansas, Missouri: Notes on Architectural Place-taking from the Navel of North America"

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The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning (CACP) hosts David Dowell in a lecture focusing on the idea that architects are products of the locations in which they practice. Free, 5:30pm Wednesday, UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 W Cesar Chavez, utsa.edu

Thursday 10/16

Interview With a Vampire

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Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt star in this early-90's homoerotic thriller about the life of the Vampire Lestat. Free, 7pm Thursday, Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro, 4522 Frederickburg, (210) 734-4552, santikos.com

Friday 10/17

Chicano Batman and Sexto Sol Workshop

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Chicano Batman, Photo by Lorena Endara

In addition to Palo Alto College's free presentation of Chicano Batman and Sexto Sol, Palo Alto will host a workshop earlier in the day as part of their inaugural Native American/Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. The musicians of Chicano Batman and SA's Sexto Sol conduct a workshop to demonstrate their work and how their Chicano heritage informs their music. The two bands will perform that evening from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Free, 12:30pm Friday, Room 190, Performing Arts Center, Palo Alto College, 1400 W. Villaret

Friday 10/17

SACtacular

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A Fiesta-like block party takes over SAC's campus with Olympic-style boxing, planetarium shows, food trucks, a screening of Guardians of the Galaxy and a Michael Jackson impersonator. Free, 5-10pm Friday, San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro, alamo.edu/sac

Saturday 10/18

10th Annual Hoot & Harvest Festival

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Mitchell Lake Audubon Center hosts a family day filled with activities designed to engage and educate attendees about the wondrous world of nature. Free, 9am-4pm Saturday, Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 10750 Pleasanton, (210) 628-1639, mitchelllake.audubon.org

Saturday 10/18

TEDxSanAntonio Geekdom Watch Party

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Launched in 1984, the nonprofit foundation TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is dedicated to sparking conversation and spreading ideas via short, powerful talks covering everything from hard truths about America’s justice system to the complexities of gender and even “The history of our world in 18 minutes.” A truly global entity, TED furthers its mission in more than 100 languages, reaching the masses through the TED Radio Hour on NPR and independently organized events like TEDxSanAntonio. Billed as a series of “world-changing conversations about the most innovative, creative, intriguing, and sometimes disruptive, ideas alive in our city on the rise,” TEDxSanAntonio’s fifth annual gathering features more than 20 wide-ranging presentations exploring a broad range of topics, including the new drug trade, urban legends, girl techies and the birth of hacker culture. While those interested in attending can request an invitation ($45-$85 at tedxsanantonio.com/attend), members of the community can also view the daylong event via livestream (at tedxsanantonio.com/webcast) or join the free watch party at Geekdom (110 E Houston). Free, 10:30am-5pm Saturday, Watch Party at Geekdom, 110 E. Houston, tedxsanantonio.com. —Bryan Rindfuss

Saturday 10/18

Hocus Pocus

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Slab Cinema is screening the millennial Halloween favorite Hocus Pocus, starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker. Free, 7pm Saturday, Nani Falcone Park, 7625 Mystic Park, slabcinema.com 

Sunday 10/19

Sarah Stark: Out There

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The Twig hosts Sarah Stark for a reading and signing of her new novel Out There, a story of a young Army veteran who returns home safely to New Mexico—after two tours of duty in Iraq—convinced that the book he carried with him (One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Márquez) saved his life, Free, 3-5pm Sunday, The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy, Ste. 106, (210) 826-6411, thetwig.com

Sunday 10/19

Gen Silent

Rainbow Inclusion hosts a screening of Gen Slient, a documentary following the lives of LGBT seniors who must decide if they will hide their sexuality in the long-term health care system. A discussion follows the film. Free, 12:45pm Sunday, Fellowship Hall, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 7150 I-10 W, (210) 344-4695, Rainbow Inclusion on Facebook

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