Saturday, February 22, 2020

'Some Really Amazing Things are Gonna Happen': Movie-Riffing Extraordinaire Joel Hodgson Talks MST3K and Mortality

Posted By on Sat, Feb 22, 2020 at 3:33 PM

Joel Hodgson is giving his swan song on the Satellite of Love. Right now, he's wrapping up the Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour, his final appearance as host of the movie-riffing show Mystery Science Theater 3000. On Monday, Hodgson and co. are are bringing the show to San Antonio for...

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All You Need to Know About the ‘Obscene’ Video Censored by San Antonio’s Department of Arts and Culture — Including How to Watch It

Posted By on Sat, Feb 22, 2020 at 9:40 AM

Until recently, the local artist duo Dos Mestizx was perhaps best recognized for ¡Adelante San Antonio! — a public art project at San Antonio International Airport that comprises outdoor banners, a rose window and an expansive indoor mural compiling myriad aspects of local history. Last year, the duo — comprised...

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Ha Comedy Festival Host Anjelah Johnson Says Latino Comedians Are More Interested Today in Authenticity — Not Stereotypes

Posted By on Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 4:13 PM

Standup comedian and actress Anjelah Johnson is hosting and headlining the Ha Comedy Festival in San Antonio from February 21-23. The Current got a chance to speak with the former MADtv star about her earliest comedy influences and what an event like the Ha Comedy Festival means for Latino...

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McNay Art Museum Remembering the '90s During Throwback Night Celebrating Grunge, Glam Fashion of the Decade

Posted By on Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 3:18 PM

Nostalgic memories of skinny eyebrows and tattoo choker necklaces will flood the McNay as the museum hosts its '90s Throwback Night: Grunge or Glam. As part of the ongoing exhibit Fashion Nirvana: Runway to Everyday, the event will celebrate all the weird, wacky and posh looks of '90s fashion....

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San Antonio Zoo 'Name a Cockroach After Your Ex' Fundraiser Raises $45,000, Confirming How Petty Locals Are

Posted By on Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 12:39 PM

Turns out San Antonio is full of petty people. That's confirmed by how much the San Antonio Zoo's "Cry Me a Cockroach" fundraiser raised. The inaugural event allowed locals to name a cockroach after their ex — or anyone else they have ill feelings toward, for that matter — for a...

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San Antonio Zoo Paying Peruvians for Art to Save the Amazon

Posted By on Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 12:24 PM

The San Antonio Zoo is paying indigenous Peruvians for artworks to help save the Amazon Rainforest — and you can pitch in, too, for as little as $100. Overland Partners, the architecture firm whose offices abut Rosella Coffee Company on Jones, hosted zoo staff and friends of the firm...

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Harlandale HS Basketball Team's Insane Buzzer-Beating Layup Featured on SportsCenter

Posted By on Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 11:50 AM

Harlandale High School is already celebrating its boys varsity basketball team making it to the playoffs. Now, the South Side school is basking in yet another spotlight: ESPN's SportCenter shared video of an NBA-worthy layup by the team on social media. The clip from Harlandale's February 11 game has...

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Come From Away Tells Story of Canadian Town That Helped Diverted Planes After 9/11, Tour Stopping in San Antonio

Posted By on Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 9:11 AM

Come From Away is as improbable a Broadway hit as one might dream up: it’s a Canadian-born musical about the aftermath of 9/11, designed with a stripped-down wooden set and powered by a folksy band. Well into the era of spectacle-driven mega-musicals such as Wicked and Frozen, this concept...

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 Host Joel Hodgson Coming to the Tobin Center to Make You Laugh During Live Riffing

Posted By on Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 8:14 AM

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Netflix reboot may have been cancelled last fall, but the Satellite of Love isn’t out of commission. Lucky for us, O.G. MST3K host Joel Hodgson is giving it one last hurrah with The Great Cheesy Movie Circus tour. Joined onstage by his robot best...

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