8 Free Events Happening This Week

Tuesday, April 7
2015 Film Series: Tender Mercies 
NLC will screen Tender Mercies as part of their Small Texas Towns film festival. This story of a down-and-out country singer with a dark past stars Robert Duvall and Tess Harper. Lauded for its masterful screenplay, Tender Mercies is often taught in college level film courses. Also critically acclaimed for its direction and acting performances, Tender Mercies is a must see for any Texan. Free, 6:30pm, Northeast Lakeview College Performing Arts Center; 1201 Kitty Hawk, (210)-486-5000, www.alamo.edu/nlc/.

Tuesday, April 7
YesBodyElse + Hyperbubble Electro-Country Hoedown 
Special guests Hyperbubble will be performing all electronic versions of Country & Western classics, not with guitars and banjos but with Moog Synthesizer and Theremin. Free, 7:30pm,  Liberty Bar at the Convent; 1111 S. Alamo, facebook.com/events

Thursday, April 9
McNay Second Thursdays
Art. Music. Food. Drinks. Beginning in February, McNay Second Thursdays is back! On the second Thursday of every month, enjoy a a night of free fun on the museum grounds. Each month features a local band or DJ, food for sale from San Antonio’s best food trucks, and beer courtesy of Crispin Ciders. Free, 6pm, 6000 N. New Braunfels, (210) 824-5368,mcnayart.org/events.

Thursday, April 9
Taxi Driver

In this installment of Free Movie Night The Taxi Driver, brings us a deranged loner who takes up a job as a New York cabbie. As he haunts the streets at night he begins to plot to assassinate a presidential candidate and clean the filthy streets of the city. he goes as far as recruiting a 12 year-old prostitute to return her suburban upbringing. This film stars Robert De Niro and Jodi Foster. Free, 7pm, Wonderland of The Americas, 4522 Fredericksburg, (210) 734-4552, santikos.com/locations.

Thursday, April 9
Calico Club

Calico Club is an electronic duo consisting of GALACTICAT & PleasureFaces. We are the soundtrack to your fantasies. Synthesizers, Drum Machines, &Samplers.  Free, The Mix, 2423 N St. Mary's, (210) 735-1313, reverbnation.com/show.

Friday, April 10
Free Teen Night: Art After Dark 
Enjoy free museum admission to the McNay after hours. For high school students only, this evening includes art-making activities, special tours, music by local high school bands, and food. Free, 7pm, McNay Art Museum
6000 N. New Braunfels,  (210) 824-5368, 

Saturday, April 11
Artpace Remix

For high school students only: On Saturday, April 11 from 7-10pm, Artpace will host Remix, a FREE event planned for teens, by teens. The night will include music by DJ Chacho, film screenings by Say Si, food truck fare from The Fridge SA*, art projects, and contemporary art experiences led by the You[th]Pace Teen Art Council and The Playhouse Tribe. Free, 7-10pm Saturday, Artpace, 445 N. Main Ave., (210) 212-4900, artpace.org

Saturday, April 11
San Antonio Book Festival 

SABF unites readers and writers in a celebration of ideas, books, libraries and literary culture. Presented by the Library Foundation, the Festival is a free, daylong event at the Central Library and Southwest School of Art that presents more than 75 acclaimed national and regional authors at engaging readings, panel discussions, book sales and signings. Free, 10am-5pm Saturday, San Antonio Central Library and Southwest School of saplf.org/festival

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