10 Free Events Happening This Week: 9/10 – 9/15







1.) Alice Leora Briggs & Rigoberto A. Gonzalez gallery shows

Tuesday, Sept. 10- Sunday, Nov. 10 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.


Alice Leora Briggs, a resident of Lubbock, visited the city of Juarez to see it’s asylums, rehabilitation centers, and cartel death houses looking to observe human behavior. She used these observations in her artwork by making woodcuts, sgraffito drawings and installations to show human behavior on the edge. These works are now on display at the Southwest School of Art.

Also currently at the Southwest School of Art is the work of Rigoberto A. Gonzalez. In Gonzalez’s current exhibit, “Baroque on the Border (Barroco en la Frontera)” you can find his large-scale paintings that have a Baroque aesthetic that illustrate stories from corridos (Mexican folk ballads).


Location- Southwest School of Art, Navarro Campus (1201 Navarro Street)

2.) “The Third Language Continues: A Tribute To Alberto Mijangos”

Friday, Sept. 13- Friday, Oct. 4 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Many fans of local art may remember Alberto Mijangos. He looked at art as a form of communication, a third language that could cannot be expressed with words. Mijangos has inspired many different artists in and around the San Antonio area. In honor of Mijanos’ life and work, the High Wire Arts Gallery is hosting, “The Third Language Continues: A Tribute To Alberto Mijangos.” This exhibit is set to feature the work of Photographer Fadela Castro along with Andy Benavides, Richard Clark, Jim Keller, Linda Lang, Maggie Looney, Laura Mijangos, Cindy Palmer, Antonia Richardson, Ann Duffy-Randall, Missi Smith, Susan Straus, and Sandra Whitby.

Location- High Wire Arts Gallery (326 West Josephine Street)

3.) Échale! Latino Music Estyles with Piñata Protest & Making Movies

Friday, Sept. 13 7 p.m. Pearl Amphitheatre

This fall’s free Échale! Latino Music Estyles series at the Pearl kicks off with honorary San Antonians, Making Movies. Their Afro-Latin song styling will be joined with local conjunto-punk heroes Piñata Protest. This is only the beginning of an amazingly entertaining series of music. This series will continue on October 4 with Mexico’s Carla Morrison and Austin’s David Garza, and November 8 with Guadalajara’s Los Master Plus and Austin/Corpus Christi’s Master Blaster Sound System.

Location- Pearl Amphitheatre (200 E. Grayson)

4.) Ali Holder CD Release Show with The Kinfolk

Friday, Sept. 13 9 p.m.

Friday the 13th is notoriously known as an unlucky day, but this Friday the 13th will be known for listening to the awesome new music off of Ali Holder’s new album “In Preparation for Saturn’s Return.” Ali Holder is a songstress who’s sound is folk based but her music also has traces of Americana, R & B, and Blues influences. She will be jamming out at the Phoenix Saloon Friday, Sept. 13 at 9 p.m. to celebrate the release of her new album along with a local favorite, The Kinfolk.

Location- Phoenix Saloon (193 W. San Antonio St, New Braunfels TX)

5.) Johnny Hoodtrock featuring Vixy Van Hellen, Lucky Odds, and Phantomatics

Friday, Sept. 13 10 p.m.- 2 a.m.

If you like free shows, if you like to rock, and if you want to be free to rock out then you need to go to The Mix to see Johnny Hoodtrock, Vixy Van Hellen, Lucky Odds, and the Phantomatics. Combine the three-piece garage-a-billy band, Johnny Hoodtrock, with the rock-n-roll jams of The Lucky Odds and the guitar-driven surf music of The Phantomatics and you are destined to rock out all night long, or at least until 2 a.m.

Location- The Mix (2423 N. St. Marys)

6.) 16 de Septiembre: Celebrating Mexico’s Independence

Saturday, Sept. 14, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Looking for the best way to celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day? Well, look no further; The Avenida’s 16 de Septiembre Celebration is just the thing for you! This 16 de Septiembre celebration is an all day event full of food, live music, and fun for the entire family! The event kicks off with a drill team competition at 8 a.m. then continues with a parade (that goes from the intersection of Zarazamora and Guadalupe to the Plaza Guadalupe) and festival. So celebrate Mexico’s independence by spend the day listening to live music, grabbing a bite to eat, watching a parade, and just having a great time with friends and family.

Location- Plaza Guadalupe (1327 Guadalupe

7.) International Accordion Festival

Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15 1 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Regardless of rain, snow, sleet, or hail the love of accordion music lives on. This year the International Accordion Festival returns for the 12th time in La Villita. The last two years have been a rainy affair for this festival, but hopes are that the sun will come out and enjoy some smooth accordion tunes. If you love music, this definitely a festival you should attend. There will be free performances, accordion workshops, and dance workshops throughout the weekend.

Location- La Villita, Maverick Plaza Stage (418 Villita)

8.) Detrás Del Lente

Opening Reception: September 14, 4-10 p.m

Student reception: 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. Adult reception: 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Viewing hours by appointment

We all think about health issues everyday like how we should cut back on the fast food or how we should go to the gym more often, things like that. The students of San Anto Cultural Arts have thought about these daily health issues and put together “Detrás Del Lente,” a youth photography show. These student photographers have looked at health issues through their lenses to help us all reflect on our own personal health choices and how health choices affect our communities.

See the work of these great student photographers who really make you reconsider some of your life choices (or at least health life choices). You can catch this show and take another look at health issues at the R Gallery from Sept. 14- Sept. 28.

Location- R Gallery (110 East Lachapelle Street)

9.) Disposable Camera Auction

Saturday, Sept. 14 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

The Lullwood Group’s mission is to “encourage audience participation, foster exploration and promote art discovery in many forms,” they continue to do this with various events like the Disposable Camera Auction. The Disposable Camera Auction is a new twist on a classic silent auction. Auction-goers will be able to bid on photographs taken by 11 different artists who only used disposable film cameras to “shoot a collection of images portraying their process, inspiration, or whatever moves them.” People are also able to bid on undeveloped rolls of film. So if you are a lover of art and surprises this event is right up your alley. The Disposable Camera Auction features work from Ken Little, Nate Cassie, Ethel Shipton, Katie Pell, Ana Fernandez, Cathy Cunningham Little, Mat Kubo, Carlos Donjuan, Wayne Gilbert, Margarita Cabrera and Gary Sweeney.

Location- 107 Gallery (107 Lone Star Blvd)

10.) !tch

Saturday,  Sept. 14 7 p.m.

The FL!GHT gallery is getting older, they are celebrating their 11th birthday by throwing one of the best kinds of parties, an art party! This birthday celebration will include the work of works of 59 different artists, featuring Gary Sweeney and Franco Mondini-Ruiz. Also, what’s a party without some twerking? This birthday party will feature “live glass-twerking” by Zollie Glass Studio All Stars and music by Phil Luna and DJ Rasta Mike.

Location-Fl!ght Gallery, 1906 South Flores

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