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Friday, June 18, 2021

Centro San Antonio calls for submissions from local artists for its Art Everywhere initiative

Posted By and on Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 4:16 PM

Centro San Antonio has opened up a call for submissions for its Art Everywhere initiative, an effort to bring more colorful 2D art to the facades of downtown San Antonio. Applications are open on anyartist.org through June 30, 2021. Bexar County artists may submit up to three works for...

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San Antonio arts organization URBAN-15 celebrates Fiesta with virtual dance party on Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 3:40 PM

On Saturday, San Antonio performing arts organization URBAN-15 will host an official Fiesta dance party. And you don't even have to leave the house to show off your best moves. The free, livestreamed event makes it easy to pull on your favorite dancing shoes and dance the night away, so...

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San Antonio man circulates petition asking Alamo Drafthouse to reopen its Westlakes location

Posted By on Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 2:03 PM

A fan of Alamo Drafthouse's Westlakes theater doesn't want to see the chain's first San Antonio location, opened some 17 years ago, also be its first to go out of business. Julian Wagstaff, 23, started an online petition calling for the Austin-based chain to reopen the eatery-cinema, which it...

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

San Antonio artist Rafael Gonzales Jr. debuts papel picado-style 'F*ck Greg Abbott' shirts

Posted By on Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 1:35 PM

If this isn't wearing your heart on your sleeve, we don't know what is. The San Antonio artist Rafael Gonzales Jr., known for his work on a hilariously accurate Pandemic Lotería project, has released new merchandise with a message about Texas' governor that manages to be both festive and a little confrontational....

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Here's where you can celebrate Juneteenth in San Antonio this weekend

Posted By on Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 2:44 PM

Though many San Antonians are distracted by the start of this year's postponed Fiesta, this weekend marks another important holiday — Juneteenth. Though the holiday itself lands on Saturday, local celebrations commemorating emancipation get started as early as Thursday. This weekend's slate of Juneteenth events includes opportunities to learn...

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Downtown San Antonio’s fancy new Thompson Hotel holding free Fiesta events

Posted By on Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 10:39 AM

So you want to celebrate Fiesta downtown, but rubbing up against other sweaty San Antonians isn't your speed? Looks like the newly opened Thompson Hotel may have you covered. The luxury hotel will hold a series of free Fiesta-themed events — and they aren't just open to guests with pricy reservations....

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San Antonio's Ruby City reopens its doors this week after pandemic-induced closure

Posted By on Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 8:00 AM

After an extended closure during the pandemic, Ruby City is finally reopening its doors to the public. With that return, the contemporary art center will debut two new installations, Isaac Julien’s five-screen film installation Western Union: Small Boats (2007) and Margarita Cabrera’s The Craft of Resistance (2008), which is...

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Kiki with Akasha: San Antonio dancer Antonio Padron dishes about his turn on HBO’s Legendary

Posted By on Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 8:00 AM

Jennie Livingston’s cult documentary Paris Is Burning and — like it or not — the music video for Madonna’s derivative anthem “Vogue” will forever pop up in conversations about ballroom culture. But as famed critic Guy Trebay pointed out in a 2000 Village Voice story dubbed “Legends of the Ball,” those...

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Glitter and Be Gay: Five ways to celebrate Pride this month in San Antonio

Posted By on Tue, Jun 15, 2021 at 2:19 PM

The pandemic can’t keep San Antonians from a proper celebration of Pride Month. Whether you’re in the mood to celebrate virtually, widen your understanding of LGBTQ+ culture or just get your party on, there’s an event for you. SAY Sí: Youth Voice Youth Pride San Antonio’s youth aren’t just...

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