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10 Free Events Happening This Week, Jan. 13 - Jan. 20 

1.) Anime at the Alamo

Tuesday, January 14, 7:30 p.m.

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Alamo Drafthouse teams up with Funimation Anime for a free night of anime, a mystery selection of episodes.

Location: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Westlakes

2.) Eclectic Electric Monday

Monday,  January 13, 5 – 7 p.m.


Electric and bass guitars, keyboards, and digital drums are on hand to experiment and play. There’s a mix of art, poetry, improv, and film available in the Teen Services Department.

Location: Central Library, Teen Services

3.) The Loving Story, a Created Equal Film

Tuesday, January 14, 6:30 – 8 p.m. 

The Loving Story, a documentary, tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving. In 1958 Virginia, they were arrested and jailed for their interracial marriage. They took their case to the U.S. Supreme Court and won a landmark civil rights decision, which invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage. The Loving case is now used as precedent in the debate about same-sex marriage in the United States. The film intimately brings to life the Lovings' marriage and the legal battle that followed through interviews and photographs captured for Life magazine.

Location: San Antonio Museum of Art

4.) Nicolette Good & Friends at Liberty Bar

Tuesday, January 14, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Nicolette Good continues her Liberty Bar residency on Tuesday nights in January. She’s an indie-folk singer-songwriter, with influences including Sharon Van Etten, Gillian Welch, Neil Young, Neko Case, and Ben Folds. This week’s special guest is Colin Gilmore from Austin.

Location: Liberty Bar at the Convent

5.) DreamWeek Arts Mixer

Wednesday, January 15, 6 – 9 p.m.

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Blue Star Contemporary Arts and DreamWeek co-host an arts mixer, featuring current exhibitions by Blane de St. Croix, Elizabeth Keithline and Chris Sauter. Activist Jaime Martinez, founder of the Cesar E. Chavez Legacy & Educational Foundation, will be the guest speaker with musical entertainment by Henry Brun and the Latin Playerz Trio.

Wonder Wall: Blane de St. Croix at Blue Star

Continuing the Chris Sauter Pilgrimage at Blue Star and Fli!ght

Location: Blue Star Contemporary Art Center 

6.) MLK Jr. Commemorative Lecture: "From the War on Poverty to the War on Poor People. What Would Dr. King Say?" 

Thursday, January 16, 7:30 – 9

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Economist and author Dr. Julianne Malveaux delivers this year's MLK Jr. Commemorative Lecture. She is the president and CEO of Last Word Productions, Inc., and is the former president of Bennett College for Women. Malveaux’s contributions to the public dialogue encompass issues such as domestic violence, race, culture, gender and their economic impacts.

Location: Laurie Auditorium, Trinity University

7.) Free Movie Night: On the Waterfront

Thursday, January 16, 7 p.m.

On the Waterfront is a Marlon Brando classic about union crime. Released in 1954, the film won eight Oscars, including Best Most Picture.

Location: Wonderland of the Americas

8.) The Bar Brawl III at the Mix

Friday, January 17, 10 p.m.

Chris Rhoades, Matt Thomas, and Jeff Saunders make up this Austin-based rockabilly, swing, punk band; influences include Reverend Horton Heat, Social Distortion, and Hank Williams III.

Location: the Mix

9.) Mark and Angela Walley: Creation to Consumption 

Friday, January 17, 7 – 10 p.m.

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Filmmakers Mark and Angela Walley are having the closing reception for their exhibition Creation to Consumption at Sala Diaz. The gallery space served as a product showroom to demonstrate the WALLEY POS-86, an awkward video camera created by the Walleys to represent a reverse trend in consumer electronics: "Through the use of sculpture, video, and design, Creation to Consumption satirizes the seemingly interminable production and distribution of new retail electronics."

Location & RSVP: Sala Diaz, 517 Stieren


10.) Dreamweek: 1005 Faces Exhibit Party

Saturday, January 18, 6 – 9 p.m.

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Photographer Sarah Brooke Lyons set out to showcase the diversity of San Antonio through 1005 portraits of friends and strangers, members of her community. This mixer will bring everyone together for another DreamWeek event.

Location: Southwest School of Art

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