10 Free Events Happening This Week

Thu 7/7
Art Lover's Night

King William's historic Villa Finale invites art lovers to bring pads, pencils, cameras and canvases to create art in the historic house and on the grounds. The free evening of art includes cold beverages and two short "parlor talks" highlighting some of the museum's most prominent collections. Free, 6pm Thu, Villa Finale, 401 King William St., (210) 223-9800, villafinale.org.

Thu 7/7
“Talismans & Visionary Allegories” 

Marti Schmidt, Talisman Five

Painter and printmaker Marti Schmidt presents new works inspired by the tarot, archetypal symbols, stained glass, Gothic art and the writings of Carl Jung. Free, 6-8pm Thu, AnArte Gallery, 7959 Broadway, (210) 826-5674, anartegallery09.com.

Fri 7/8
5 Points Market

An array of artisans and vendors offering clothing, accessories, artwork, natural skincare and speciality foods set up shop every second Friday at the Cove's pet-friendly 5 Points Market. Free, 6-10pm Fri, The Cove, 606 W. Cypress St., (210) 227-2683, facebook.com/5pointsmarketsatx.

Sat 7/9
Angel Zuniga Martinez Album Release Show

San Antonio alternative pop-rocker Angel Zuniga Martinez celebrates the release of his new self-titled sophomore LP at The Bang Bang Bar. With stylistic nods to the likes of Morrissey and Queen, the 11-song release features 10 originals and a cover version of the Freddy Fender hit "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights." Free, 9pm Sat, The Bang Bang Bar, 119 El Mio Drive, (210) 320- 1187, angelzunigamartinez.com

Sat 7/9
Bazaar Pop-Up Shops

In conjunction with Fashion WKND SA, more than 25 retailers (Kendra Scott, Weathered Coalition and The Ant Hill by Anthony Ryan among them) come together for a bazaar-like shopping experience combining apparel, home decor, vintage wares, food and drinks. Visit fashionsa.org for details. Free, 10am-5pm Sat, Milam Building, Studio 109, 115 E. Travis St.fashionsa.org/fwknd16.

Sat 7/9
Friendship Festival and Street Dance

Hosted by Inner City Development, the annual Friendship Festival and Street Dance celebrates the West Side and its rich history and culture with a kid-friendly evening of games, food and drink booths, beats by DJ Gabriel and performances by Danzavida de San Antonio (6:45pm), Roy Garcia Band (7:30pm), Piñata Protest (8:45pm) and Grupo Cielo (10pm). Free, 6-11pm Sat, Inner City Development, 1300 Chihuahua St., (210) 224-7239, facebook.com.

Sat 7/9
Frida Festival 

The Frida Festival Committee honors the spirit of iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo with a family-friendly event featuring a salon-style art gallery, artisan market, performances (by El Tallercito de Son, Eyes of Ebony and Grupo Folklórico de Bendiciones, among others), DJ music and a photo booth. Free, 6-11pm Sat, Brick, 108 Blue Star, (210) 628-9613, safridafestival.weebly.com.

Sat 7/9
Debra Monroe

Revered Austin-based author and essayist Debra Monroe visits The Twig to read from her poignant memoir My Unsentimental Education. Free, 6:30-8pm Sat, The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy, Suite 106, (210) 734-9673, thetwig.com.

Sat 7/9
"White Hot"

Local artist Mark Anthony Martinez unveils a time-sensitive installation addressing race-based oppression. Free, 7-10pm Sat, 3rd Space Art Gallery, 141 Cassiano St., (210) 422-7134, facebook.com/3rdspaceartgallery.

Sun 7/10
Sons of Providence

click to enlarge The Eye of Providence - CONCEPT BY MEMPHIS ROARKE; DRAWING BY PHRED RAWLES
Concept by Memphis Roarke; drawing by Phred Rawles
The Eye of Providence

Likened to a musical marriage of Frank Zappa and Marilyn Manson, Phoenix-based avant-garde metal outfit Sons of Providence crafts a haunting blend of anger and emotional despair that might just scare you back to church. Free, 9pm Sun, The Mix, 2423 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 735-1313themix-sa.com.

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