Wednesday, September 14, 2016

10 Things You Have to Do This Weekend

Posted By on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 11:45 PM

Thu 9/15 American Graffiti [image-10] While writer-director George Lucas’ debut THX 1138 gave viewers an Orwellian nightmare in a distant dystopian future, his follow-up, 1973’s American Graffiti, offered an idealized look at a halcyon past recent enough for most of the audience to misremember right along with the auteur. With a...

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Panty Problems With Savage Love

Posted By on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Q: A woman I follow on Instagram — whose account is open for all to follow — shares highly sexualized images of herself daily, e.g., pictures of her at the beach, pictures of her when she’s just waking up, pictures of her in a towel after a shower....

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See Radiolab Host Jad Abumrad for Free at Trinity

Posted By on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 4:55 PM

What does it mean to “innovate”? How does it feel to make something new in the world? Radiolab host Jad Abumrad spent three-years investigating the science, philosophy and art of innovation, and he’s visiting San Antonio this Sunday to discuss what he found. Hosted by Trinity University, Abumrad will...

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'Blair Witch' is an Unnecessary Rehash that Takes Us in Circles

Posted By on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 2:15 PM

Way back in the 20th century — 1999, to be precise — a couple of indie filmmakers called Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez came up with the truly brilliant idea to make a movie on an ultra-low budget by giving cameras to three actors and setting them loose in...

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Free Will Astrology (9/14/16-9/20/16)

Posted By on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 11:51 AM

ARIES (March 21-April 19): What should you do if your allies get bogged down by excess caution or lazy procrastination? Here’s what I advise: Don’t confront them or berate them. Instead, cheerfully do what must be done without their help. And what action should you take if mediocrity...

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Guadalupe Dance Company Celebrates 25 Years with Diez y Seis de Septiembre Concert

Posted By on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 10:15 AM

Mirroring its 1991 premiere performance, the Guadalupe Dance Company marks its 25th anniversary with a bang on Diez y Seis de Septiembre. Celebrando Tradiciones will pull out all the stops. Accompanied by the Mariachi Azteca de America, the company will perform newly choreographed works by members of the Asociación Nacional...

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AnArte Gallery Unveils a Photographic Exploration of Southtown

Posted By on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 9:15 AM

San Antonio-born, NYC-based artist and photographer Wendy Bowman brings her old hometown a thoroughly engrossing look at one of its most vibrant neighborhoods in her Fotoseptiembre exhibition entitled “Southtown.” In the newly created series, Bowman returns home, wearing the hat (and garnishing the lens) of a native and interloper...

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San Antonio Burlesque Festival Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

Posted By on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 7:30 AM

When people hear the term “burlesque” some still think of that 2010 film with Christina Aguilera. For others—like performers Lita Deadly, Jasper St. James and Dino Foxx—it’s a more nuanced label, one associated with radical, freeing self-expression. Those performers will shake up  the city this weekend with San...

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South Texas Galleries Unite for the McNay’s ‘Art to the Power of 10’

Posted By on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 7:15 AM

As far as museum fundraisers go, the McNay’s Art to the Power of 10 maintains a refreshingly approachable vibe reflected in a casual dress code and comparatively affordable ticket price. In addition to raising funds to support the McNay’s growing collection of contemporary art, the sixth annual cocktail party...

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Vincent Valdez Paints a Haunting Call to Action

Posted By on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 5:00 AM

If you follow the contemporary art scene, it’s safe to assume you’re already familiar with the powerful work of San Antonio-born, Houston-based artist Vincent Valdez. Exhibited at Brown University’s David Winton Bell Gallery in 2013 and at Artpace the following year, Valdez’s arresting exhibition “The Strangest Fruit” comprised large-scale, full-body...

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