Monday, June 23, 2014

10 Free Events Happening This Week

Posted By on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Tues 6/24

Movies by Moonlight: Finding Nemo

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 Slab Cinema continues its Movies by Moonlight series with Andrew Stanton’s 2003 Disney/Pixar film following a curious clownfish who’s captured by scuba divers and winds up in a dentist’s aquarium. Presented outdoors in Travis Park, the screening coincides with Downtown Tuesdays, which offers free parking at all meters and City-operated garages between the hours of 5 p.m. and 2 a.m. Pre show entertainment begins at 7:30 pm, followed by a brief intermission and the feature film at 8:30 p.m. Guests are invited to bring blankets, chairs and picnics. Free, 8:30pm Tuesday, 301 E Travis St, (210) 207-3677, slabcinema.com.

Tues 6/24

Richard Whitmire Book Signing

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 The Twig Shop presents a book signing and discussion with author Richard Whitmire on his newest book On The Rocketship: How Top Charter Schools Are Pushing The Envelope. This educational/philosophical work explores the history of charter schools, their positive impact on low-income students and the consequences of the government doing away with them. Richard Whitmire will be at the Twig Shop on June 24 from 4:30-5:30 pm to meet and greet readers and shed more light on the topic. Free, 4:30-5:30pm, Tuesday, 306 Pearl Parkway suite 106, (210) 826.6411, thetwig.indiebound.com.

Tues 6/24

Free Summer Movie Series: Despicable Me 2

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 Santikos Theaters presents its Free Summer Movie Series every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the summer. This week’s feature presentation is Despicable Me 2, which follows Felonious Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), a reformed villain who’s recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. The screenings are open to all ages and take place at all Santikos Theaters except the Palladium and the Bijou. Free tickets are available three days before each showing. Free, 10am Tuesday-Wednesday, Santikos Theaters, santikos.com.

Wed 6/25

Get Fit SA with Sonia & Antonio Daniels

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The City of San Antonio presents Get Fit SA, hosted by Sonia and Antonio Daniels. Antonio Daniels is a 12-year San Antonio Spurs veteran who has made San Antonio his home. His passion for fitness and his city pushed him to instruct fit camps with his wife Sonia in order to educate the community on getting fit. This event is open to the public and all ages are welcome to participate in the workout activities. Free, 4:30pm Wednesday, Palm Heights Community Center, 1201 W Malone, (210) 207-3054 sanantonio.gov/parksandrec.

Thurs 6/26

A Very Gay Fiesta

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 In conjunction with its LGBT Pride Month programming, the San Antonio Public Library presents a discussion with Dr. Amy L. Stone, an associate professor of sociology and anthropology at Trinity University. Stone’s latest research project focuses on gender and sexuality in urban festivals, including the role San Antonio’s gays and lesbian community has played in celebrations such as Cornyation. Free, 6:30-7:45pm Thursday, Tobin Branch Library, 4134 Harry Wurzbach, (210) 207-9040, mysapl.org.

Thurs 6/26

Scratch Block Sculpture Unveiling

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San Anto Cultural Arts will be hosting an unveiling for their newest sculpture, to be added to Mission Reach. The sculpture features aluminum tiles created by Jack Gron and his Hold Steady Crew, high-school students from Edgewood Fine Arts Academy and members of the community. The aluminum tiles were created using artist Gron’s method of carving designs into a sand mold and pouring in molten aluminum. Over 220 aluminum tiles will be unveiled and blessed at the ceremony. Free, 10am Thursday, Mission Reach near Concepcion Park, parking available at 600 E Theo Pkwy, (210) 226-7466, sananto.org.

Fri 6/27

The Hares at The Mix

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The well-known San Antonio bar The Mix will be featuring a live performance by local band The Hares on June 27 at 11pm. This local rock band was established in 2011 on the southside of San Antonio and is looking to share their unique and original music with their fans. As usual, there is no cover charge at The Mix and everyone 21 and up is welcome. Free, 11pm, Friday, 2423 N St Mary's St, 210-735-1313, reverbnation.com/venue/themixinsanantonio.

Sat 6/28

Lonestar BMX Raceway

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Race the track at Lonestar BMX Raceway for free on Saturday, June 28th for Olympic Day. No membership required, all you need to bring is your bike! Make sure to wear a long sleeved shirt, pants and closed toe shoes. (Also a helmet is a good idea, as there will be a limited amount for loan.) Sign up is from 6-7pm. Free, 6-7pm Saturday, Lonestar BMX Raceway, 19795 Blanco, (210) 492-9025, lonestarbmx.com.

Sat 6/28

San Japan Presents: Anime And Manga Art On The Museum Reach Summer Block Fest

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Presented by San Japan and hosted by Rosella Coffee Co. and The Luxury, the Summer Block Fest will take over a block of the Museum Reach with a variety of activities including art lessons, cel painting, a car show, DJ music and a mini fashion show. Free, 10am-4pm Saturday, 203 E Jones, san-japan.org.

Sat 6/28

Movies By The Lake

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Councilman Cris Medina and Woodlawn Lake Park presents Movies By The Lake on June 28 at dusk. The park will host a free showing of the Marvel action hit, The Avengers, which features an ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson. Guests are invited to make themselves comfortable with blankets, chairs and picnics. Free, film screens at dusk Saturday, 1103 Cincinnati, (210) 207-0870, sanantonio.gov/parksandrec.


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