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"Transcendental Tricentennial: Love Letters to San Anto, the (he)Art of David Zamora Casas"

Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through July 28
Institute of Texan Cultures 801 E César Chávez Blvd, San Antonio San Antonio

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Over the last four decades, self-described “artivist” David Zamora Casas has delighted, shocked and intrigued San Antonio audiences with paintings, installations, altars and performance works that essentially present the artist himself as a canvas. Fusing elements of folk and outsider art with nods to the aesthetics of Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí, the DIY spirit of rasquachismo, religious iconography and Latinx and LGBTQ* activism, Casas has established something many artists strive for fruitlessly: an instantly recognizable aesthetic that’s distinctly their own. Nicknamed Nuclear Meltdown and dubbed a “clown shaman” by esteemed author and MacArthur Genius Sandra Cisneros, Casas often makes cameos in his own paintings, his fire-engine red lips, devilish goatee and Dalí-esque mustache emerging from surreal tableaus populated by skulls, deities, monkeys and mermaids swimming amid swirling patterns, Mesoamerican symbols and hand-painted text reminiscent of retablos. In the words of Chicano art specialist Tomas Ybarra-Frausto, Casas’ canvases “mix word and image to visualize autobiographical and universal stories  of homoerotic love, loss and persistent social concerns including immigration, environmental plunder, gender disparity and the multiple issues facing marginalized individuals and communities.” Billed as an artistic explosion of “folk-baroque manifestations” exploring themes ranging from indigenous history to gender fluidity, Casas’ new solo show “Transcendental Tricentennial” comprises “miles of ribbon, yards of fabric, embellished prints, various on-site assemblages, oil and acrylic paintings on canvas, barbed-wire and bone sculptures, and a Día de los Muertos ofrenda which spills into our collective consciousness.” Made possible by a grant from the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC), the “mega-installation” also involves creative collaborations with the likes of accordion queen Eva Ybarra and video/film producers Laura Varela and Fadela Gacis Castro. As for its slightly unexpected landing at the Institute of Texan Cultures, Casas reminds that the exhibition evokes the ITC’s mission to be “a lesson in diversity [that] shows the uniqueness and beauty of the many cultures that came to Texas.” (210) 458-2300

Plug Me In: Smart, Connected, Electrified

Wed., June 19, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Historic Pearl Stable 307 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$50-$200

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The half-day Summit will feature speakers from across the country, leaders in their fields with diverse perspectives. The event will have keynote speakers, interesting panels and “hot off line” technology vignettes make up the day. Absorb best practices, lessons learned, and, of course, advanced technologies that are moving us forward into an increasingly electrified society. Other topics include infrastructure readiness, industrial applications in practice, residential and commercial applications, smart city applications, and policy and regulation. The event is for business leaders and savvy citizens looking for a way to leverage the future. (210) 904-2711

Job Fair at Brooks

Wed., June 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Embassy Suites Hotel 7610 S. New Braunfels, San Antonio Northeast

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Join the Embassy Suites Hotel for job-hunting strategy sessions and other informational discussions. The Brooks Job Fair is open to all skill and career levels. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet with employers in health, light manufacturing, office/clerical, customer service, and technology.

Sip and Shop "Healthy Hotties" at Revolucíon

Wed., June 19, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Revolucion Coffee + Juice 7959 Broadway Ste. #507, San Antonio San Antonio

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Nourish your body with cold pressed juice and free boozy drinks while you shop from Revolucion Coffee and Juice. (210) 391-9767

Pelvic Power Hour

Wed., June 19, 7 p.m.
Sexology Institute and Boutique 707 S St Mary's, San Antonio Southtown

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Curious about kegel exercises and how they will work for you? Join the Sexology Institute and boutique for an educational discussion with physical therapist and pelvic wellness expert Jennifer Duggins, and sexologist Melissa Jones, as they discuss everything from the pelvic floor to pregnancy and orgasms! (210) 487-0371

Harlequin OutStander Awards Call for Nominees & Feel Good Day

Through July 31, 12 a.m.-11:45 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Omni La Mansion Del Rio Hotel 112 College St, San Antonio San Antonio

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Harlequin OutStander Awards nominees are sought for the following categories: Person of Positivity (those showing resilience, faith, optimism, overcoming challenges), Harlequin Hometown Hero (women serving and protecting with bravery, inspiring courage and commitment to the collective good), Community Catalyst (advocates, volunteers, contributors who affect positive change for populations at risk or in need), Cultural Champion (those committed to making arts/literacy programs accessible for all), and Millennial Groundbreaker (making waves through philanthropic or entrepreneurial efforts or their active citizenship). Nominate someone at: www.celebratefeelgood.com. San Antonio winners will be honored on Feel Good Day, October 5. Nominations are free and tickets for the event are $199. (416) 840-2732

Summer Doesn't End at Main Event Entertainment!

Through Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Main Event Entertainment 8514 State Hwy 151, San Antonio San Antonio


Looking for things to do this summer? Looking for something FUN? It’s time to level up with the Main Event Summer Season Pass, where you can enjoy the full extent of summer FUN! The Endless Summer Season Pass lets guests enjoy all-you-can-play activities – bowling, billiards, laser tag and gravity ropes – and exclusive discounts, all day, every day from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day for only $60 per guest. It pays for itself in as few as three visits! (*offer available at both San Antonio and Memphis centers). (210) 521-8000

Pizza a la Valeria

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-9 p.m. Continues through Sept. 4
Valeria Ristorante Italiano 109 Waterview Parkway #105, Boerne Boerne

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Dine at Valeria every Wednesday through Saturday to indulge in a delicious variety of classic wood-fired pizzas. All pizzas are hand stretched to approximately 12 inches, making them a perfect meal for one or delicious appetizer for the whole family. (830) 331-1393

Keep Texas Beautiful Annual Conference

Through June 21, Through June 21, Through June 21, Through June 21 and Through June 21

Buy Tickets$345-$405


@ Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront, 2055 Summer Lee Drive
Keep Texas Beautiful is a network of Texans working to make this state the best place to live, work and play. The organization equips local partners and affiliates with tools they need to build vibrant, engaged communities. At this year’s conference, attendees are Navigating a Changing Texas. From the tide of youth trends, rapid new technology and diversifying audiences and space, to the timely and vast ocean of knowledge about our state waters, the event will focus on the preservation and growth happening across Texas. (512) 478-8813

Now Write Screenwriting Workshop

Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Continues through June 26
Olmos Perk 5223 McCullough, San Antonio Olmos Park

Buy Tickets$15-$45

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Award-winning screenwriter and Now Write editor Laurie Lamson is packing this workshop with valuable insights and tools to help take your screenwriting to the next level. During 4 meetings in June, the workshop will discuss seven crucial steps for developing an organic dramatic story structure, and apply them to pitches/projects of participants and existing movies for deeper understanding. The event will also explore some of the most common screenwriting problems, with creative ways to address them. (310) 447-1789

Introduction To Straight Defined Community

Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 18
Century Building 84 NE Interstate 410 Loop # 113, San Antonio Northwest

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The Centuray Building will discuss and explain the definition of a Straight Defined Community. A Straight Defined is a community that holds many communities under its branch that is privately ran based on memberships. Century was designed to support everyday living as well as businesses whether you're established or building.

Puzzling Adventures - San Antonio

Ongoing, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Riverbend Garage 210 N Presa st., San Antonio Central

Buy Tickets$29.99


Explore the San Antonio Riverwalk, historic Alamo, and busy downtown shops and restaurants. Learn interesting facts, see the sights, and exercise your mind at the same time. (888) 433-8966

Pub Crawl Scavenger Hunt

Ongoing, 12-11:30 p.m.
River Walk 200 S Alamo St, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$45

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The Brews & Clues San Antonio tour is a 3 mile walking experience that takes about 4 hours to complete. Guests will be able to explore the beautiful city of San Antonio while getting a taste of its rich, revolutionary history and having a good time with your friends or family.

Kanpai Masters- Taste of Japan

Every other Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Sushi Zushi (IH 10) 9867 Ih 10 W, San Antonio San Antonio

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All guests welcome, whether you are a native Japanese speaker or you want to learn the language for the first time or other things Japanese, this is the club for you. (210) 901-9322

Free Sporcle Live trivia

Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.
Freetail Brewing Co. Tasting Room 2000 S Presa St, San Antonio Southtown


Free live trivia happening every Wednesday night at 7pm. Freeetail gift cards are up for grabs! (210) 625-6000

Live Salsa & Dancing

Wednesdays, 8 p.m.
Luna 6740 San Pedro, San Antonio North Central

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Classic Salsa, Merengue & Cumbia fill the dance floor every Wednesday at Luna. Daniel Wyman Con La Clave hosts this long running weekly residency for free. (210) 804-2433

Video Dungeon Theatre: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Thu., June 20, 9 p.m.
Oak Hills Tavern 7920 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio San Antonio


A botched sex change operation obtained in pursuit of an escape from behind the Iron Curtain set Hedwig (then “Hansel Schmidt”) on an unstoppable trajectory that somehow lead to her serving punk rock realness in a chain of failing restaurants called “Bilgewater’s” (with a name like that, is it any surprise they’re always empty?). Originally performed as a musical, show-creator John Cameron Mitchell adapted Hedwig’s story into a 2001 film, starring alongside some of his original off-Broadway cast members, including Miriam Shor. Between Hedwig’s trademark feathered wig, the catchy and poignant tunes on the soundtrack and costumes that are still on point today, it’s no wonder that this rock opera remains popular almost 20 years later. Video Dungeon Theatre’s special screening of Hedwig and the Angry Inch will feature a bonus performance after the film by members of the Texas Light Opera, whose production of the original musical opens in July. (210) 614-8855

Stretch Zone Opens First Studio in San Antonio

Thu., June 20, 11 a.m.


@ Stretch Zone, 946 N. Loop 1604 West, Suite 150, San Antonio, TX 78232
Stretch Zone San Antonio will open its doors on Monday, May 20, and will host a Ribbon Cutting with the Stone Oak Business Association on Thursday, June 20, at 11:00 am. The grand opening celebration will continue throughout June 20 with light refreshments, giveaways, demonstrations, drawings and more from Stretch Zone and surrounding businesses. (210) 369-9888

Grouchy Mama Food Truck at Hyatt Regency San Antonio

Thu., June 20, 4 p.m.-12 a.m.


@ Hyatt Regency San Antonio, 123 Losoya St., San Antonio, TX 78205
The Grouchy Mama food truck will be stationed on Hyatt Regency San Antonio’s front drive on Thursday, June 20 4pm-midnight. Grouchy Mama provides delicious burger and sandwich options ranging from a jalapeno popper cheeseburger and a bacon gouda burger, to its famous Cap’n Crunch chicken sandwich and swiss mushroom caramelized onion grilled cheese.

USGBC South: Historic Preservation + LEED in King William

Thu., June 20, 5:30-7 p.m.

Buy Tickets$15-$30


@ The house at the corner of King William and Turner, pin 202 King William St, San Antonio, TX 78204-1314, United States
USGBC South Texas is hosting a tour of a newly ''green'' renovation of a historic home in the King William Neighborhood. The tour will include “before” photos to compare to the restored areas, as well as a review of the LEED Checklist for the project and how Historic Preservation and LEED can be achieved simultaneously. The ticket prices vary: if you're an emerging professional or student the price is $15.00, if you're a member it is $20.00 and if you're a non-member it is $30.00 (includes 1 drink ticket and appetizers).

The Art of Bottoming

Thu., June 20, 7 p.m.
Sexology Institute and Boutique 707 S St Mary's, San Antonio Southtown

Buy Tickets$10

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The Sexology Institute will help guide guide you through the Art of Bottoming and anal sex. Learn everything from preparation techniques, arousal and stimulation tips, and some of our favorite positions for orgasmic anal penetration. The class will cover the booty basics and beyond. (210) 487-0371

Annual Kings Feast

Thu., June 20, 7-9 p.m.
Blue Star Brewing Company 1414 S Alamo St, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$45-$55

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It's time for the Blue Star Brewing Co.'s Annual King's Feast! Indulge in a 5 course meal accompanied by 5 honorary brews. Each course is prepared with a signature brew to make you feel just like the King or Queen you know you are. Early Bird tickets are limited and will be on sale for $45 online or at the brewery until June 17th, after which tickets will be $55 online or at the door. (210) 212-5506

San Antonio Gender Association

Third and First Thursday of every month, 6:30-9 p.m.
Metropolitan Community Church 611 E. Myrtle, San Antonio San Antonio

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The San Antonio Gender Association (SAGA) meets every first and third Thursday of the month. SAGA is a private secular organization dedicated to the exploration of issues involving gender identity, and to the advocacy of fair and just public policy for the wider GLBTQI community. SAGA offers a welcoming place for conversation and discussion to transgender persons and to those who love and support them. Located in the downstairs social hall. (210) 472-3597

LGBT LULAC Membership Meeting - Orgullo de San Antonio

Third Thursday of every month, 6:45-8 p.m.
Luby's Cafeteria (N. Main) 911 N. Main Ave., San Antonio San Antonio

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The purpose of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #22198 known as “Orgullo de San Antonio” is to establish open and positive communication between the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and Latino communities by promoting social and economic opportunity and full equality for all. Meetings are open to the public, guests do not have to be a member to attend. (210) 223-1911; (210) 223-9868 (FAX)

Evenings on the Edge at Topaz - Benefitting Local Charities

Thursdays, 7-11 p.m. Continues through Aug. 8
La Cantera Resort & Spa 16641 La Cantera Pkwy., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$30-$40

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Sip on summer-inspired cocktails and enjoy Hill Country views at Topaz, the adults-only infinity pool deck at La Cantera Resort & Spa. The event will benefit the SA Zoo, Viola's Huge Heart, SA Food Bank, and much more. (210) 558-6500

ServSafe Food Mgr. Certification Class English or Spanish

Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Every other Tuesday, Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Food Safety Direct 3603 Fredericksburg Rd #102, San Antonio Central


It is a State mandated requirement for all Restaurants/Food Establishments to have at least one certified person in charge during hours of operation. This class is open to all guests and will have separate times for English and Spanish speakers. (210) 785-9441

Thursday's Happiest Happy Hour

Thursdays, 4-7 p.m.
Rosella at The Rand 114 E Houston St., San Antonio Downtown

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Join Rosella's at the Rand every Thursday for their Happiest Happy Hour featuring a $5 food and drink menu. DJ Cruz will be providing the tunes all evening. (210) 595-1410

Free Sporcle Live trivia

Thursdays, 7-9 p.m.
Sideliners Grill 15630 Henderson Pass, San Antonio San Antonio


Free live trivia happening every Thursday night at 7pm. Sideliners gift cards are up for grabs! (210) 404-0121

Trivia Night

Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.
Hop & Vine 5619 W Loop 1604 N #109, San Antonio Northwest

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Gather your team for Trivia Thursday's at Hop & Vine. Guests can show what you know and take home some great prizes. (210) 878-4071

Live Trivia Thursday

Thursdays, 8:30-10:30 p.m.


@ The Ringer Pub, 2826 Thousand Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78232
The RingerPub hosts free live trivia every Thursday starting at 8pm. (210) 530-1319

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