11 Free Events Happening This Week

Jessikill & The Black Moods 9:30pm, Wednesday, February 26 Jessica Espinoza of X Factor notoriety fronts her own heavy metal band, Jessikill, with Anthony Carrillo on lead guitar and vocals, Arturo Alvarado on bass and vocals, Juan Alvarado on guitar and vocals and Miguel Morales on drums.   Location: Retox, 1031 Patricia Get Reel: 60th Anniversary Film Series:  The Glenn Miller Story Wine reception at 6pm, film at 6:30pm, Thursday, February 27 James Stewart stars as famed bandleader Glenn Miller in this authentic and dazzling portrait of one of jazz’s best loved characters. Location: McNay Art Museum, 6000 N New Braunfels King Pelican 8:30-11pm, Thursday, February 27     King Pelican is a fun, instrumental rock 'n' roll combo hailing from South Texas. A regular band at the Cove, their known for their surf guitar and instro sounds of the early 60s. Location: The Cove, 606 W Cypress Street Art opening: “El Beso”  6pm, Thursday, February 27   “El Beso” exhibit features contributions from Arturo Infante Almeida, Arturo Betancourt, Gabriel Medina, Al Rendon, Luly Sosa, Nancy Valdes and Luisa Wheeler. Location: Instituto Cultural de Mexico, 600 HemisFair Park “Standing Their Ground: Tejanos at the Alamo” 9am-5:30pm daily Third in a series of exhibits presented by the Alamo and the Texas General Land Office, “Standing Their Ground” promises to “bring the story of the Alamo’s Tejano defenders to life.” Visitors are invited to hear the words of several Tejanos and Tejanas who were eyewitnesses to history and learn how the Tejano women and children huddled in the protection of the Alamo’s thick walls to survive the siege. Location: The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza Art opening: “Art in the Garden” 5:30-7:30pm Friday, February 28 Richard Hunt, Angel Tide Bill FitzGibbons curates works by Richard Hunt, who has completed more public sculptures than any other artist in the country, including many throughout his hometown of Chicago. Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Art opening: Conan Chadbourn and Mark T. Hansen 6-9pm Friday, February 28   Conan Chadbourne. A5 Variation I. 2011 Gallery Nord’s Contemporary Art Month offering pairs Conan Chadbourne, whose digital prints touch on themes of nature, cosmology, mathematics and theology, and Mark T. Hansen, who specializes in modernist sculpture. Location: Gallery Nord, 2009 NW Military Art opening: Hills Snyder: “Steam” 7-10:30pm Saturday, March 1   Hills Snyder’s “Steam” began in 2001 with an Artpace-funded visit to Amsterdam involving the gathering  of hundreds of bicycle parts and sound recordings. Not everything is known about what will happen with the project’s latest expression, including the ways in which Anjali Gupta, Sarah Fisch and Callie Enlow will collaborate. Location: AP Artlab, 1906 S Flores Get Outdoors! Hosted by the San Antonio River Authority and the National Park Service 9am-1pm Saturday This free family event with giveaways, games, health screenings and sports demos rounds up more that 50 organizations and local businesses in an effort to “encourage people in our community to get involved in outdoor recreation and education, learn more about our environment and promote a healthy lifestyle.” Location: Mission San Jose, 6701 San Jose Spring Jazz at the Falls featuring Slim Man Rolling Stone 7:30-9:30pm, Saturday, March 1 Once described singer/songwriter/composer Slim Man as “a near perfect example of how jazz and soul can be combined as pop.” Location: The Shops at La Cantera,
Gruene Hall Presents Free Tunes All Day
12-9:30pm, Sunday, March 2
Rounding out a weekend celebration for  Texas Independence Day in Gruene, Amber Digby, Mike & The Moonpies, and Cody Jinks will play be playing at Gruene Hall, the Sylvia Kirk Duo at the Grapevine Inn and the Bo Porter Duo at the Gristmill River Restaurant. Location: Gruene
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