10 Free Events Happening This Week

Tuesday 10/21

Talk: 'The Artist and the Altered Landscape'


Victor Pagona, SSA Photography Department Chair, gives a lecture about the juncture of real and imagined worlds that these artists explore. Free, 7pm Tuesday, Southwest School of Art Navarro Campus, 300 Augusta, (210) 224-1848, swschool.org

Tuesday 10/21

Liberty Bar Residency: Nicolette Good

Photo by Greta Garrett

Liberty Bar's October Artist in Residence Nicolette Good is joined by Daniel Thomas Phipps for an evening of music in the Southtown hotspot. Free, 7pm, Tuesdays through October 28, Liberty Bar, 1111 S Alamo St, (210) 227-1187, liberty-bar.com

Thursday 10/23

Lone Star Live Free Concert Series: The Heroine, Fea and Dark Planes


The San Antonio Current, in collaboration with the Maverick Music Festival presents the Lone Star Live Summer Music series, featuring monthly concerts at the Arneson River Theater in La Villita. This month features music from The Heroine, Fea, and Dark Plans. All ages are welcome at this free concert, and food and drink are available for purchase. Gates open at 6 pm. Free, 7-10pm Thursday, Arneson River Theater, 418 Villita, (210) 207-8610, Lone Star Live on Facebook

Thursday 10/23

The Shining

This week's free movie at Wonderland of the Americas is The Shining, Stanley Kubrick's classic winter romp about the Overlook Hotel and its winter caretaker. Meet Jack. He's recovering alcoholic with the worst case of writer's block ever, and it's all fun and games until he goes beserker and tries to kill his family. Free, 7pm Thursday, Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro, 4522 Fredericksburg, (210) 734-4552, santikos.com

Thursday 10/23

Jason Eady

On “AM Country Heaven,” Jason Eady laments the loss of old school, tinny AM band country tunes, mourning for the Great Country Gig in the Sky. Eady’s performance is part of the KNBT Free Fall Music Series. Free, 6:30pm Thursday, WhiteWater Ampitheatre, 11860 Farm to Market Road 306, (830) 964-3800, whitewaterrocks.com

Friday 10/24

Some Kind of Primitive Opening Reception


Self-described “artist/activist” Antonio Serna was born in the Alamo City and now lives and works in New York, where he’s exhibited everywhere from Manhattan’s Judson Memorial Church to the Brooklyn Army Terminal. A member of the group Arts & Labor (founded in conjunction with the New York General Assembly for #occupywallstreet), Serna has conducted research on alternative economic models and developed artCommons, a community art-sharing project launched in Queens in 2013. Working within a wide range of media (including painting, sculpture, found objects and collaborative experiments), Serna often addresses “the concept of progress and the way it shapes and affects the individual, society and culture.” Anchored by a “slightly ambiguous time shift,” Serna’s “Some Kind of Primitive” remixes prehistoric landscapes by introducing dinosaurs to Atari-worthy versions of themselves but also jabs at “survival and violence” via a 20-foot spear the artist reportedly found in Brooklyn. Previously on view at Harlem’s Chashama gallery, the mixed-media show opens at Bihl Haus Arts with a reception enhanced with wine, hors d’oeuvres and live music. Free, 5:30-8:30pm, Bihl Haus Art (inside the gates of Primrose at Monticello Park Senior Apartments), 2803 Fredericksburg, (210) 383-9723, bihlhausarts.org—Bryan Rindfuss

Friday 10/24


Travis Park presents Movies by Moonlight’s Fall Series this October. Enjoy a screening of Casablanca on October 24. Pre-entertainment begins at 7pm and includes cocktails, food trucks, dance, jazz music and painting lessons. Free, 7pm Thursday, Travis Park, 301 E Travis, slabcinema.com

Saturday 10/25


The 3rd annual Bootacular will feature Halloween themed festivities inside the mall from 11am to 4pm, then outside in the parking lot from 4pm to 9pm. Activities will include costume contests, games, music, and more. Free, 11am Saturday, Wonderland of the Americas, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd, (210) 785-3500

Saturday 10/25



As part of the Fall Festival in Travis Park, Slab Cinema will be screening Ghostbusters on Saturday night. Slimer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man projected in a pop-up pumpkin patch? Yes, please. Free, 8pm Saturday, Travis Park, 301 E Travis, slabcinema.com

Sunday 10/26

Japan-America Fall Festival

The Aki Matsuri will feature food and craft vendors, Japanese cultural performances, and workshops that aim to both educate and entertain. A cosplay fashion show and karaoke contest will also be held. Free, 11am Sunday, Japanese Tea Garden, 3853 N St. Mary’s St, jas-sa.org

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