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10 Free Things Happening This Week 

Mon-Fri 8/4-8/8

9th Annual El Placazo Summer Photography Workshop

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Photojournalist Francisco Cortes leads a basic youth workshop (geared for ages 12 to 17) that culminates with a gallery show. Register online for free, 10am-3pm, Mon-Fri, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1321 El Paso  (210) 226-7466,

Tues 8/5

Open Mic Night

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The Ten Eleven continues its Mikey Vibe Open Mic Night this week, open and free to performers of all ages. Sign up at the front door. Free, 9:30pm Tuesday, 1011 Avenue B, (210) 320-9080,


Tues 8/5

Ashtanga Yoga Practice

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Tri Point will host an Ashtanga Yoga practice class taught by Mary Martha McNeel. Ashtanga Yoga is a method of yoga involving special breathing techniques and a progressive series of posses that detoxifies muscles and organs promoting a healthy lifestyle. Free, 12:45-2pm Tuesday, 3233 N St. Mary’s, (210) 829-4591,

Wed 8/6

Terry Cavanagh and the Alpine Express

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The Pearl Stable continues its Summer Dance Hall Series with a live performance and show by Terry Cavanagh and the Alpine Express.  The premiere German band will bring polka, yodeling and line dancing to the Historic Pearl with their accordions, violins and other instruments.  Free, 5:30pm Wednesday, 200 E Grayson, 303 Pearl Pkwy #300, (210) 212-7260,

Thurs 8/7

Exhibition Talk at McNay: 'Burst:  An Installation By Paul Villinski'

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Artist Paul Villinski’ will be holding a discussion at the McNay on his installations that used recycled aluminum cans, LP records and other materials. Villinski’s installation “Burst” is on display in the AT&T lobby. Free, 6:30-7:30pm Thursday, 6000 N New Braunfels, (210) 824-5368,

Thurs 8/7

Greg Reichel

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Oklahoma native and Americana artist Greg Reichel will be performing live at Gruene Hall featuring some original hits from he and his band The Big Flats, like Jesus After A Midnight Drink and Calm Before the Storm. Free, 1-5pm Saturday, 1281 Gruene, (830) 606-1281, 

Sat 8/9

Steam Roller Print Exhibit

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San Anto Cultural Arts and Art To The Third Power collaborate again with the exhibition of large steamroller prints at 3rd Space Art Gallery. Open to all ages, the proceeds made will benefit San Anto Cultural Arts programs. When these two organizations last teamed up, more than 25 prints were displayed and put up for sale. Free, 7-10pm Saturday, 141 Cassiano,

Sat 8/9

Monthly Mural Bike Tour

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San Anto Cultural Arts will be holding a mural bike tour open to all ages that know how to ride a back, can keep up with the group and who register online. The bike tour will follow and explore the Mural District on the west side of San Antonio, where over 20 years artists have drawn huge murals in honor of various different topics and ideas. Free, 9am Saturdays, Through December 13, 2120 El Paso, (210) 226-7466,

Sat 8/9

Rio 2

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Movies at the Mission Drive In are back this week with the 2014 20th Century Fox Animation sequel Rio 2, featuring the voices of Anne Hathaway, Bruno Mars and Jamie Foxx. Blu and Jewel are back and now have three kids that they’ve taken on a new adventure from Rio de Janeiro to the wildlife of the Amazon.  The Mission Drive In is now open and being used but please no cars on the lawn. Free, 8:30pm Saturday, 3100 Roosevelt Ave, (210) 207-6968,

Sat 8/9

A Monster in Paris

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The San Antonio Museum of Art’s Family Flicks series concludes with the 2011 French animated adventure, A Monster in Paris, a story about a monster that lives in a garden in Paris and his love for a beautiful Parisian singer. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. In the case of inclement weather, the film will be shown in the museum’s auditorium. Free, 8:35pm Saturday, 200 West Jones Ave, (210) 978-8100,

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