August 19, 2016

15 Ways to Have Fun This Week in San Antonio

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The Aquadolls
$10, doors at 7pm Fri, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St., papertigersa.com.
Presenting a fresher and more feminine aesthetic than the other sweaty bros over at the totally bodacious Burger Records, The Aquadolls, fronted by founder Melissa Brooks, is a totally Orange County, grunge-glam/surf-pop outfit — and most likely the exact thing that’s been missing in your life.
The Aquadolls
$10, doors at 7pm Fri, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St., papertigersa.com.
Presenting a fresher and more feminine aesthetic than the other sweaty bros over at the totally bodacious Burger Records, The Aquadolls, fronted by founder Melissa Brooks, is a totally Orange County, grunge-glam/surf-pop outfit — and most likely the exact thing that’s been missing in your life.
Jayme Lynn Blaschke at The Twig
Free, 6-8pm Fri, The Twig, 306 Pearl Pkwy., (210) 826-6411, thetwig.com.
Hailed as “the best account of the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas ever written,” Jayme Lynn Blaschke’s Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch delivers much more than its title suggests — diving into the history of prostitution and brothels in the Lone Star State in the process of building a compelling portrait of “that home out on the range” immortalized in ZZ Top’s 1973 classic “La Grange.”
Jayme Lynn Blaschke at The Twig
Free, 6-8pm Fri, The Twig, 306 Pearl Pkwy., (210) 826-6411, thetwig.com.
Hailed as “the best account of the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas ever written,” Jayme Lynn Blaschke’s Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch delivers much more than its title suggests — diving into the history of prostitution and brothels in the Lone Star State in the process of building a compelling portrait of “that home out on the range” immortalized in ZZ Top’s 1973 classic “La Grange.”
Art Off the Wall: Legendary Pokémon
$10-$20, 6:30-8pm Fri, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave., (210) 978-8100, samuseum.org.
A new program led by local non-art experts, SAMA’s Art Off the Wall welcomes museum educator and “self-appointed Pokémon Master” Tripp Cardiff for a presentation about the pop-cultural phenomenon’s origins in myths, legends and folklore, to be followed by bites and brews from Alamo Beer Company.
Art Off the Wall: Legendary Pokémon
$10-$20, 6:30-8pm Fri, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave., (210) 978-8100, samuseum.org.
A new program led by local non-art experts, SAMA’s Art Off the Wall welcomes museum educator and “self-appointed Pokémon Master” Tripp Cardiff for a presentation about the pop-cultural phenomenon’s origins in myths, legends and folklore, to be followed by bites and brews from Alamo Beer Company.
Stranger Things: The Music. The Art. The Lights. 
$3, 9pm Sat., Limelight, 2718 N. St. Mary's St.,  thelimelightsa.com
A night dedicated to Netflix's newest sensation "Stranger Things," ten local artists will paint live pieces inspired by the show along with '80s music and decor.
Photo via Facebook,  Limelight
Stranger Things: The Music. The Art. The Lights.
$3, 9pm Sat., Limelight, 2718 N. St. Mary's St., thelimelightsa.com
A night dedicated to Netflix's newest sensation "Stranger Things," ten local artists will paint live pieces inspired by the show along with '80s music and decor.
Photo via Facebook, Limelight
Rudy Tee Gonzales Meets King Pelican with Thomas Dyer
$5, 9pm, Saturday, August 20, The Squeezebox, 2806 N St Mary's.
Saturday's offering at The Squeezebox, which brings San Anto soul/early-rock 'n' roll pioneer Rudy Tee Gonzales (originally of Rudy & the Reno Bops) together with local throwback surf outfit King Pelican, exemplifies The Squeezebox's cross-pollination perfectly. 
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Rudy Tee Gonzales Meets King Pelican with Thomas Dyer
$5, 9pm, Saturday, August 20, The Squeezebox, 2806 N St Mary's.
Saturday's offering at The Squeezebox, which brings San Anto soul/early-rock 'n' roll pioneer Rudy Tee Gonzales (originally of Rudy & the Reno Bops) together with local throwback surf outfit King Pelican, exemplifies The Squeezebox's cross-pollination perfectly.
Courtesy photo
Sarah Colonna at Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club
$16, 8pm & 10:15pm Fri-Sat, 7pm Sun, Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, 618 NW Loop 410, (210) 541-8805, lolsanantonio.com.
In the foreward for comic Sarah Colonna’s first book Life As I Blow It, Chelsea Handler calls Colonna (who worked for several years on Chelsea Lately) “probably the funniest person I know. Fans looking for tales from a life lived interestingly are in for a crazy night full of stories about significantly crazier nights.
Sarah Colonna at Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club
$16, 8pm & 10:15pm Fri-Sat, 7pm Sun, Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, 618 NW Loop 410, (210) 541-8805, lolsanantonio.com.
In the foreward for comic Sarah Colonna’s first book Life As I Blow It, Chelsea Handler calls Colonna (who worked for several years on Chelsea Lately) “probably the funniest person I know. Fans looking for tales from a life lived interestingly are in for a crazy night full of stories about significantly crazier nights.
Pedrito Martinez Group
$19-$79, 7:30pm Sat, Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St., (210) 226-2891, artssa.org
Afro-Cuban often serves as a catchall, a placeholder to describe any advertently Latin or particularly rhythmic sound. Pedrito Martinez, as it turns out, is exactly who the term exists for. Born into Havana’s Cayo Hueso neighborhood, he adopted the West African bata drum in service of the conga and rumba rhythms churning throughout the city’s streets
Pedrito Martinez Group
$19-$79, 7:30pm Sat, Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St., (210) 226-2891, artssa.org
Afro-Cuban often serves as a catchall, a placeholder to describe any advertently Latin or particularly rhythmic sound. Pedrito Martinez, as it turns out, is exactly who the term exists for. Born into Havana’s Cayo Hueso neighborhood, he adopted the West African bata drum in service of the conga and rumba rhythms churning throughout the city’s streets
Cristela Alonzo
$29.75, 7pm & 10pm, Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 226-5700, majesticempire.com
It has been over a year since Texas-born comedian Cristela Alonzo’s self-titled ABC sitcom Cristela was cancelled after only one season, and since then Alonzo has released her first stand-up CD through Comedy Central, guest hosted on The View and voiced an avian grandma in The Angry Birds. See her live this weekend.
Cristela Alonzo
$29.75, 7pm & 10pm, Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 226-5700, majesticempire.com
It has been over a year since Texas-born comedian Cristela Alonzo’s self-titled ABC sitcom Cristela was cancelled after only one season, and since then Alonzo has released her first stand-up CD through Comedy Central, guest hosted on The View and voiced an avian grandma in The Angry Birds. See her live this weekend.
Buena Vista Social Club Collaborators Omara Portuondo & Eliades Ochoa
$34.50-$150, 8pm Sat, Aug. 20, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, (210) 223-8624, tobincenter.org. 
By nature of being generally older Cuban-born musicians, both Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa are often grouped as ambassadors of the classic Cubano sound most popularly kept aflame by Buena Vista Social Club.
Buena Vista Social Club Collaborators Omara Portuondo & Eliades Ochoa
$34.50-$150, 8pm Sat, Aug. 20, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, (210) 223-8624, tobincenter.org.
By nature of being generally older Cuban-born musicians, both Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa are often grouped as ambassadors of the classic Cubano sound most popularly kept aflame by Buena Vista Social Club.
Cool Ghouls
$5, 7:30pm, Sat, Aug. 20, KRTU 97.1 Radio Trinity University, 1 Trinity Place.
Hosted by KRTU 91.7, check out Cool Ghouls in the courtyard outside of the KRTU studios. Junkie will kick off the night, which is open to all ages. 
Photo via Facebook,  Cool Ghouls
Cool Ghouls
$5, 7:30pm, Sat, Aug. 20, KRTU 97.1 Radio Trinity University, 1 Trinity Place.
Hosted by KRTU 91.7, check out Cool Ghouls in the courtyard outside of the KRTU studios. Junkie will kick off the night, which is open to all ages.
Photo via Facebook, Cool Ghouls