Monday, September 30, 2013

10 Free Events Happening This Week 9/30-10/6

Posted By on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 11:35 AM

1.) Free Beer Tasting

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m.-9p.m.

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You know what tastes better when it’s free? Everything, especially beer. This is the perfect event to taste a variety of beer that will be sure to wet you whistle! Who has brewed the beer for this thirst-quenching event? Well, we can answer that for you; this event features beer from the following brewers: Southern Brewing Company, Priovatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG/ Brauerie Aying, Shmaltz Brewing Santa Fe Brewing Company, Real Ale Brewing Company, Dog Fish Brewery, North Coast Brewing Company, and Perdanales Brewing Company. This is the perfect event to sit down, hang out, and drink some beer.

Location: The Hangar Tavern (14532 Brook Hollow)

2.) Contemporary Crash Course: Luis A. Jimenez Jr.

Thursday, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.

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Expand your knowledge of the art-world with 'Contemporary Crash Course: Luis A. Jiménez Jr.'s Man On Fire.’ Delilah Montoya, Professor of Art at the Univeristy of Houston, will discuss the large-scale sculpture artwork of Luis A. Jimenez Jr. in celebration of the McNay’s acquisition of his series Man on Fire.

Location: McNay Art Museum (600 North New Braunfels)

3.) ‘Amityville Horror’ Screening

Thursday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m.

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Whenever you move into a new house, it takes a while to get used to it. Well ‘Amityville Horror’ is all about the house you can’t get used to; a family moves into a house to find that they are not alone (in a hauntingly spiritual sense). We won’t give any more details just in case you haven’t seen this classic terrifying tale.

Location: Wonderland of the Americas (4522 Fredericksburg Road)

4.) River Art Group Hope for Heroes Art Competition

Friday, Oct. 4 – Sunday, Oct. 6 noon - 9 p.m.

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This year the River Art Group’s annual art show will support the Wounded Warrior’s Foundation. Come and see work from local artists and support our Heroes. This event is sponsored by River Art Group and the City of San Antonio Department for Culture and Creative Development. For more information visit www.riverartgroup.com.

Location: Villita Street in La Villita Historic Arts

5.) ‘Gigi’ Screeing

Friday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.

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If you like Paris (the country, not the heiress) and a possible love story then ‘Gigi’ is the movie for you! ‘Gigi’ will be playing at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens as part of their Starlight Movies series. Make sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets for this fun outdoor movie experience!

Location: San Antonio Botanical Gardens (555 Funston Pl.)

6.) Échale! Latino Music Estyles with Carla Morrison

Friday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m.

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Latin Grammy nominee, Carla Morrison, hits the stage at Échale! Latino Music Estyles. Morrison is the second to perform in this concert series at the Pearl Amphitheatre, continuing Échale’s awesome musical lineup. So come listen to the sweet song-styling of this singer-songwriter.

Location: Pearl Amphitheater (200 East Grayson)

7.) 4th Annual Market Square Car Show

Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6 11:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.

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Cars, motorcycles, entertainment, arts and crafts all come together for one event; The 4th Annual Market Square Car Show. This is a two-day event dedicated to gazing upon the result of the hard work, time, and passion put into some amazing looking custom cars and motorcycles. Take a moment and come appreciate these custom works of motorized art.

Location: Market Square-El Mercado (514 W. Commerce)

8.) Blessing of Our Blessings

Saturday, Oct. 5 7:05 p.m. (sunset)

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San Antonio is a city of culture; a city of people from diverse ancestry. ‘Blessing of Our Blessings’ is an event that honors the 10,000-year history of our city through poetry, music, and dance. It focuses on the historical and cultural background of San Antonio to celebrate our rich and diverse city. Learn more about San Antonio through different forms of art at ‘Blessing of Our Blessings.’ This event includes poetry readings by as well as performances by American Indians in Texas Dance Theater, Arathi School of Indian Dance, FANDANGO Dance Troupe, and Los Nahuatlatos. Brought to you by the City of San Antonio Department for Culture and Creative Development.

Location: San Pedro Park (1315 San Pedro)

9.) Rockstar Riot

Saturday, Oct. 5 10 p.m.

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If you enjoy listening to bands like Evanescence, Guns N' Roses, Skillet, Flyleaf, Paramore,10 years,Tool, Queensryche, Saxon, Metallica, and Iron Maiden then you should listen to Rockstar Riot! This rock cover band will be sure to bring the house down (but not literally). They will be rocking the stage at Retox on Saturday!

Location: Retox Bar (1031 Patricia Drive)

10.) Dignowity Hill Pushcart Derby

Sunday, Oct. 6 noon- 5 p.m.

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The Dignowity Hill Pushcart Derby is a racing event that families can participate in together and enjoy. This event is a little more than actual racing, all participants have designed and built their own carts; this is the time to put them to the test. There are two divisions for these races: adults and kids (13 and under). So all ages can come out and indulge their need for speed!

Location: Lockwood Park (corner of N. Hackberry and Hays St.)

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