Monday, July 29, 2013

5 Things You Have to Do This Week

Posted By on Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 7:55 PM

1. Ambassadors of the New

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Inspired by the evolution of of hip-hop and rap facilitated by new promotional platforms, the Constituents Music Group rolls out a new series uniting "some of the dopest up-and-coming acts the region has to offer." The collective's inaugural Ambassadors of the New event features performances by charismatic, unsigned artists including Supa C3, Kevin McGee, Will Apollo, MDuke, Cha'keeta B, Warna, S. Miller, Mitch James, CamPain, Elliot Tobias and Richie Branson with an exclusive beat set by Peabody. For more, check out the tracks below and follow the Constituents on Twitter. $5-$7, 9pm Monday, Nightrocker Live, 605 San Pedro, (210) 265-3573, reverbnation.com/theconstituentsmusicgroup.

2. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

If you've meaning to take advantage of Slab Cinema's free Movies by Moonlight series, Tuesday's your last chance to catch a flick in Hemisfair Park until the week-long Kidcation and the new ticketed Movies with the Stars series benefiting TEAMability. Coinciding with Councilman Diego Bernal and the Downtown Operations Department's Downtown Tuesday initiative (which offers free parking at city-operated parking garages, parking lots and parking meters every Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.), the kid-friendly series culminates with the third installment of DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar saga. Released in 2012, the film follows Alex the lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the zebra (Chris Rock), Melman the giraffe (David Schwimmer) and Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) as they escape French Animal Control officer Captain Chantel DuBois (Frances McDormand) by joining a traveling circus comprising Stefano the Italian sea lion (Martin Short), Gia the jaguar (Jessica Chastain), Vitaly the Siberian tiger (Bryan Cranston) and Sonya the tricycle-riding bear (Frank Welker). Free, 8:30pm Tuesday, Hemisfair Park, 434 S Alamo, slabcinema.com.

3. Texas Public Radio Cinema Tuesdays: All Quiet on the Western Front

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Based on a 1929 novel by veteran Erich Maria Remarque, director Lewis Milestone’s Oscar-winning epic All Quiet on the Western Front was released in 1930, 12 years after the armistice that ended the Great War and nine years before Europe would become embroiled in World War II. Following German protagonists, the Best Picture winner is both humanistic and violent, culminating with a dramatic ending that helped cement its status as one of the greatest anti-war films of all time. $10-$12, 7:30pm Tuesday, Santikos Bijou, 4522 Fredericksburg, (210) 734-4552, tpr.org.

4. Godzilla Vs. The Smog Monster

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An open mind is prescribed for the enjoyment of the giant monsters, drug experimentation, eco-politics, astronomy lessons, rock ‘n’ roll, Jungian imagery, protests, cartoon breaks and avant-garde psychedelia of Yoshimitsu Banno’s bizarre 1971 film Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster, aka Godzilla Vs. Hedorah. $10, 7:30pm Wednesday, Alamo Drafthouse Park North, NW Loop 410, San Antonio, (210) 677-8500, drafthouse.com.

5. Kevin Downey Jr.

Like David Sedaris, comic Kevin Downey Jr. (no relation to RDJ) once worked as an elf at Macy’s SantaLand. His column Drinking on $11 a Night appears in Bachelor Pad Magazine and his comedy DVD I’m Not Gay, but Don’t Stop is available on Netflix. Alex "Koolaid" Ansel hosts the “refreshingly bizarre” comic's seven-show run at Rivercenter with support from David Beck. $15, 8:30pm Wednesday, Rivercenter Comedy Club, 849 E Commerce, San Antonio, (210) 229-1420, rivercentercomedyclub.com.

Check out our full online calendar of upcoming events here: calendar.sacurrent.com.

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