5 Things You Have To Do This Week

Monday, September 14
Tom Green

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Tom Green

Sidelined from making his stand-up début in San Antonio in late June because of a serious spider bite that kept him hospitalized in Canada for an entire week, comedian Tom Green, best known for his hilariously immature antics on MTV’s The Tom Green Show in the late ’90s, has healed up nicely and will take the stage to deliver what he says is sure to be a “crazy, fun, high-energy show.” Along with his return to stand-up, which he put on the backburner to pursue film and TV work at the height of his career, Green has been busy transforming himself into a brand. From his interactive subscription-based internet talk show Webovision to The Tom Green Radio Show (technically a podcast) to reaching his fan base by going live on social media and exhibiting an obvious addiction to donuts, Green is taking command of every platform he can find. “I consider what I’m doing right now to be the future of comedy,” Green, 44, told the San Antonio Current during a follow-up phone interview last month. “I feel like we’re doing something that’s on the cusp of becoming very mainstream.” Read our June interview with Tom Green here. $20, 7pm, Mon., Rivercenter Comedy Club, 849 E. Commerce, (210) 229-1420, rivercentercomedyclub.com

Monday, September 14
Lazers of Sexcellence 5.0 Motorcycle and Poetry Tour

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Matt Wingail
Derrick Brown and Amber Tamblyn

When a duo of celebrated young writers hit the road on a jaunt dubbed the “Lazers of Sexcellence 5.0 Motorcycle and Poetry Tour,” you know they’re trying to turn a few heads. Such is just the case with actress and poet Amber Tamblyn and poet Derrick Brown’s current reading tour, which hits Viva Tacoland Monday. The idea, in this case, seems to showcase the pair’s respective works in an attention-grabbing manner, designed to draw more young people to their work. And, based on the strength of their recent work, Brown’s Our Poison Horse and Tamblyn’s Dark Sparkler, it seems like a noble cause. Free, 8pm, Mon., Viva TacoLand, 103 W. Grayson, (210) 368-2443, vivatacoland.com

Monday, September 14
Swing Nite With The Hot Texas Swing Band

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The Hot Texas Swing Band

The Hot Texas Swing Band plays original songs along with Western Swing and American Swing tunes. They have regular gigs at many venues in Central Texas and are available for private parties. "Some very hot Western Swing from some very famous and talented names in this music" Mike Gross, Swingin' West DJ and Western Swing Hall of Famer. $10, 8:30pm, Mon., Sam's Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson, (210) 223-2830, samsburgerjoint.com

Monday, September 14
San Antonio Showcase

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Now Hiring, the 2014 feature-length movie from San Antonio filmmaker Mark Cantu.

The Alamo Drafthouse is hosting a semiannual showcase of local filmmakers including One In The Chamber by Chris Jennings, Within by Raymond J Daniel, and Housesitting by Emmanuel Delfin. Following a musical performance by White Elefant, the guys from the Cinesnob podcast will introduce the trailer for ELITE, an upcoming film from local director Mark Cantu, followed by a screening of his 2014 feature film Now Hiring, about a man who answers a wanted ad and winds up joining a team of superheroes. Cantu and his crew will have a Q&A afterwards. Free, 6pm, Mon., Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes, 1255 S.W. Loop 410, (210) 677 8500, drafthouse.com
Tuesday, September 15
Tech Tuesday

5 Things You Have To Do This Week
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San Antonio Tech Bloc, a collective of technology experts, entrepreneurs, and investors will have a meet-and-greet to discuss the growth of the tech industry in San Antonio at the Paper Tiger, where "creative collison" is the main goal. Pizza and drinks will be served. Free, 5pm, Tue., Paper Tiger, 2410 N. Saint Mary's, satechbloc.com

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