INDEP Arts and Film Festival, LGBTQ Block Party and 8 Other Free Events Happening This Week

Gemini Ink at Viva Tacoland

Tue 6/14

Join for a beautiful evening of outdoor reading with featured readers and presentations by Eddie Vega, Rod Carlos Stryker and New York City poet Linda Lerner. Free, 6:30pm, Tue, Viva Tacoland, 103 W. Grayson St.,
(210) 223- 8406,

Art Fit- Art + Exercise

Tue 6/14

Relieve your stress with a little exercise and art! Come out and enjoy a quick gallery talk on fitness in the visual arts along with some kettle-bell exercises and a jog down the beautiful river. Runners of all levels are welcome and will be led by Run Wild Sport's very own personal coaches.
Free, 6pm, Tues, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave.,
(210) 978- 8100,

Signature Scent Event

Tue 6/14

Create your own scent and experience an array of fragrances to choose from as Scentchips celebrates their grand-reopening. All guests will receive a 2oz sample of their very own custom fragrance while enjoying craft beer, wine and appetizers. Free, 5pm, Scentchips, 503 E. Nueva,
(210) 223-2267,

True Grit by Charles Portis

Tue 6/14

In conjunction with their 2016 film series join for lively discussion on great works of fiction and non-fiction inspired by the vast and varied experiences of the American West. The wild and gritty story of 14 year old Mattie Ross, a teenager determined to avenge the death of her father with the help of one-eyed U.S. Marshall, Rooster Cogburn., Free, 6:30pm, Tue, Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St. (210) 299-4499

The Hunger Games- Catching Fire

Thu 6/16

Slab Cinema presents the Hunger Games and the odds are in your favor with a free showing at the former Mission Drive-in. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. Free, 8pm, Mission Marquee, 3134 Roosevelt Ave.,
(210) 207-2704

INDEP Arts and Film Festival

Fri 6/17

Come out and celebrate with a diverse group of San Antonio artists with live art exhibited throughout the CO|LAB space and short screenings from award independent filmmakers. Enjoy food, music and drinks with featured artists such as John Deleon, The Wednesdays, Cory Copeland and more! Free, 6pm, Fri, Co Lab, 723 N. Alamo, (210) 846- 5559,

LGBTQ Block Party 

Sat 6/18

Alamo Area Resource Center (AARC) kicks off pride month with their HIV prevention campaign P.U.S.H (People Understanding Sexual Health).  Enjoy complimentary food, raffle prizes and entertainment by Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson and American Idol's Nigel Slaughter. Free, 4pm, Sat, Alamo Area Resource Center, 303 N. Frio, (210) 445- 1604,

Alvaro Rafael

Sat 6/18

Although one of the most violent countries in the world, Alavaro Rafael sheds light on the violence and enigmatic environment in El Salvador through protest and creative art. Munch on some snacks and drinks while bringing awareness to the efforts to help end the violence. Free, 6pm, Movement Gallery, 1412 E. Commerce, (210) 299-2666, 

Camille Di Maio

Sat 6/18

Join  San Antonio award-winning real estate agent and author Camille Di Maio with her debut novel, The Memory of Us. The novel captures the forbidden love story between the Protestant Julianne Westcott and the Irish Catholic groundskeeper named Kyle McCarthy studying to become a priest. Caught between her family s expectations, Kyle s devotion to the Church, she must make a choice between living the life she s always known or follow the difficult path toward love her hearts desire. Free, 11am, Sat, The Twig, 306 Pearl Parkway, Suite 106, (210) 826-6411,


Sun 6/19

Alamo Beer Company and Kiolbassa are coming together to celebrate dads
at their 2nd Annual FatherFest. Proceeds benefit Pints for Prostates with live music starting at noon featuring Abraham Weaver, Clint Tomerlin, Lacy Brinson and a performance by Mitch Webb and the Swindles. The Urology Place will be offering free onsite prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood testings for the first 300 men and testosterone testing for $20. Bring the kids for plenty of fun and activities. Free, 12pm, Sun, Alamo Beer Hall, 415 Burnet St.,
(210) 872- 5589

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