5 Things You Have To Do This Week

Monday, June 1
Negroni Week Kick-Off

The Last Word will host a kick-off event for Negroni Week. For only $8 you can get the famous Italian cocktail that combines gin, vermouth and Campari. One dollar of each drink will be donated to fund research and awareness about Guillain-Barré Syndrome and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy. Free admission, 4pm Monday, The Last Word, 229 E. Houston St., (210) 314-1285, facebook.com

Monday, June 1
WWE Monday Night Raw

5 Things You Have To Do This Week

Get your permanent markers out, purchase some poster board and practice holding your new homemade sign in the air while squealing like a child: World Wrestling Entertainment’s Monday Night RAW is ready to lay the smackdown on San Antonio. The nation’s longest-running episodic TV show will bring together big names like John Cena, Randy Orton, Roman Reigns and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins (pictured). A magnet for today’s brightest stars in wrestling, RAW will surely provide several “did that really just happen?” moments that leave you wondering how WWE superstars pull it all off. $20-$115, 6:30pm Monday,, AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Pkwy., ticketmaster.com

Tuesday, June 2
Picnic At Hanging Rock

Hailed as a defining force of Australian New Wave cinema, Sydney native Peter Weir redefined the term “cliffhanger” with his adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel Picnic at Hanging Rock. Set on Valentine’s Day circa 1900, the film — which surrounds three schoolgirls and a math teacher who vanish while exploring a geological formation — is arguably more discussed for its unresolved ending than its hypnotic cinematography and strange sexual undertones. Texas Public Radio screens the classic mystery along with the locally produced short "The Awful Tree" as part of its Cinema Tuesdays film series. $10-$15 suggested donation, 7pm Tuesday, Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 614-8977, tpr.org

Tuesday, June 2
210|West Gallery Talk: Tejano/Conjunto: Local Music, Global Identity

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Flaco Jimenez back in the day

Conjunto musician/Mexican-American studies and music professor Juan Tejeda demonstrates how San Antonio’s beloved Tejano music tradition is the synthesis of a global identity. $8-$10, 6:30-7:30pm, Tuesday, Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St., (210) 299-4499, briscoemuseum.org

Wednesday, June 3
‘Elemental ‘Scapes’

From the Bronze Age to the dawn of photography and beyond, artistic approaches to landscapes have unsurprisingly evolved right along with the landscapes themselves. Inevitably falling out of fashion countless times since 1500 BCE (when the earliest pure landscapes appeared in Minoan Greece in the form of frescoes), the ever-present genre gets a contemporary spin in UTSA’s “Elemental ‘Scapes,” a group show exploring “the many ways we view and reconsider the built and elemental fixtures of the landscapes of our everyday lives.”

Co-curated by Scott A. Sherer and Marissa Del Toro, the exhibition runs the gamut from architecturally inspired paintings (Sarah Frantz) to intricate line drawings (Bethany Johnson) and time-based digital videos (Benjamin McVey). Free, 6-8pm, UTSA Art Gallery, One UTSA Circle, (210) 458-4352, art.utsa.edu.

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