Fri, Oct. 30
Listening to Minnesota soul junkie Sean Tillman, it'd be easy to mistake his work as Har Mar Superstar for a forgotten B-side from Memphis or Detroit. Looking at Har Mar Superstar, it's clear that the whitey-tighty performer is out there for the laugh, the music and body positivity.
This is a Halloween party for those who think the costume is an outlet for humor, not sexualized visions of pop culture references. With Rivers Want, Whatever?, Galacticat. $15, 8pm, K23 Gallery, 702 Fredericksburg Road, facebook.com/k23gallery
Fri, Oct. 30
San Anto chanteuse Patricia Vonne returns to her hometown with works from her latest, Viva Bandolera. Like Vonne's career, the evening is a multimedia event, with a post-performance screening of Vonne's Sin City-inspired short film Zorro Girl and a midnight showing of her brother Robert Rodriguez's cult gore-fest From Dusk Till Dawn. $15, 10pm, Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St., (210) 271-3151, guadalupeculturalarts.org
Sat, Oct. 31
Usually with these Halloween cover-a-thons, one band doesn't get the memo, drops in a choice out of left field and disrupts the aesthetic hex of the evening. For Paper Tiger's first trick-or-treat, the venue gathers seven San Anto bands interpreting the dark music of their choice. Thank Mictecacihuatl for Paper Tiger's affiliation with Transmission Events, for the Best Dressed patron wins two free tickets to Fun Fun Fun Fest next weekend. With Massiver as Joy Division, Coolers as The Misfits, Cannibal Bitch as GG Allin, De Palma as Suicide, Cock in the Pocket as The Stooges, The Bolos (with special guest) as The Cramps and Sex Piss as Sex Pistols. Free, 8pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary's St., papertigersa.com
Sat, Oct. 31
The pop-soul superstar is currently on tour pimping his impeccable 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life. But the 65-year-old boy Wonder wouldn't be an American icon, or even a halfway decent performer, if he didn't pull out "Superstition" on Halloween night. My apologies to the piano bar players who have to tread on the tune while Stevie's in town. $27.50-$147.50, 8pm, AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Pkwy, (210) 444-5000, attcenter.com
Sun, Nov. 1
The San Antonio Symphony treats Dia de los Muertos with a family-friendly performance of Mexican composers Manuel Ponce, Silvestre Revueltas and Jose Moncayo. Before tip-off, the Symphony hosts an instrument petting zoo, inviting kids to see and pluck the unique instruments of the orchestra. Just don't let your kid get too close to a bassoon and doom them to an inevitable run of band geek sex in their undergraduate years. $5, 2pm, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, (210) 223-8624, tobincenter.org
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