10 Free Events Happening This Week

Thu 2/25
Towards a More Politically Effective Art: Siqueiros and the “Plastic Integration” Movement

University of Louisville professor Christopher Fulton discusses the work of Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros in conjucntion with Trinity’s 2016 Álvarez Seminar. Free, 5:30pm Thu, Trinity University, Northrup Hall, One Trinity Pl., (210) 999-8826, trinity.edu.

Thu 2/25
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum 

When Katharina Blum spends the night with an alleged terrorist, her quiet, ordered life falls into ruins. Screened as part of the McNay’s GET REEL Film Series, Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta’s powerful adaptation of Heinrich Böll’s novel is a stinging commentary on state power, individual freedom, and media manipulation — as relevant today as on the day of its release in 1975. Free, 7-8:30pm Thu, McNay Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., (210) 824-5368, mcnayart.org.

Thu 2/25
Pride & Prejudice

In director Joe Wright's 2005 adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley) lives with her family in the English countryside. As the eldest, she faces pressure from her parents to marry and is introduced to the handsome and wealthy Mr. Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen) and sparks fly. Free, 7pm Thu, Santikos Bijou, 4522 Fredericksburg (210) 734-4552, santikos.com.

Fri 2/26
Alien Knife Fight and Bellringer

Newly revamped St. Mary's Strip mainstay The Mix hosts a free show pairing the creative, Creedmoor-based duo of bassists known as Alien Knife Fight and diverse rockers Bellringer. Free, 9pm, Fri, The Mix, 2423 N St Mary's, (210) 735- 1313, themix-sa.com.

Sat 2/27
The Alamo 

Slab Cinema pops up at Alamo Plaza for a free outdoor screening of John Lee Hancock’s 2004 war drama based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett (Billy Bob Thornton) and Jim Bowie (Jason Patric), and the forces of Mexican dictator Santa Anna (Emilio Echevarría). Free, 6:30pm Sat, Alamo Plaza, 300 Alamo Plaza, (210) 225-1391, slabcinema.com.

Mentorship Celebratory Reading & Wine Reception

Literary arts nonprofit Gemini Ink hosts a celebratory reading with 2015 Mentorship Program participants Carrie Fountain, John Phillip Santos, Danielle Sellers, Chris Yan, Joshua Levine and Amanda Harr. Free, 7-9pm Sat, Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St., (210) 734-9673, geminiink.org.

Sat 2/27
Tiffany Grant 

Author, singer, poet and motivational speaker Tiffany Grant invites single ladies on an uplifting journey to find a great guy. Grant's book promises to shed light on dating, finding a mate and being a good friend. Free, 11am Sat, The Twig, 306 Pearl Pkwy, (210) 826-6411, thetwig.com.

Sat 2/27
Vestido Rojo San Antonio

Go Red Por Tu Corazón and the American Heart Association encourage San Antonio women to attend this free event with health screenings (including cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and BMI), a heart-healthy cooking/nutrition workshop and a physical activity workshop along with a presentation on heart disease risk factors and a heart-healthy lunch. Space is limited to 1,000 and attendees must fast 12 hours prior to health screenings. Free, 8am-1pm Sat, San Antonio Event Center, 8111 Meadow Leaf Drive, (210) 810- 3085, heart.org.
Sun 2/28
Camp Fair 

Our Kids Magazine brings together reps from an array of overnight camps, day camps and summer programs to help parents plan summer activities for the kiddos. Free, 1-4pm Sun, San Antonio Shrine Auditorium, 901 N. Loop 1604 W., (210) 496-6334, facebook.com.

Sun 2/28
Brick Marketplace Sunday Arts Market

Support local artists while sipping beer, wine and mimosas at this weekly market featuring live music, rare finds, vintage apparel, Thai fashions, astrology readings, groovy jewelry, health products, candles, empanadas, sweets, oddities and more! Free, noon-5pm Sun, Brick, 108 Blue Star, (210) 210-8653, facebook.com/brickatbluestar.

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