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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

Fiesta Youth Teen Meeting

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Woodlawn Pointe 702 Donaldson Avenue, San Antonio Monticello


Every Tuesday, the nonprofit organization Fiesta Youth invites area LGBT youth and allies (between the ages of 12 and 18) into welcoming atmosphere focused on friendship and support. Meetings for parents and caregivers of LGBT youth are held the second Tuesday of the month (6:30-8:30pm).

San Antonio Fútbol Club Pride Night Out

Wed., June 26, 7:30 p.m.
Toyota Field 5106 David Edwards Dr., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$14-$35

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It’s the most colorful time of the year again, so break out your rainbows and celebrate everything Pride with San Antonio’s smorgasbord of events. The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots makes this year’s Pride particularly important, especially in the face of continuing discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community by the current presidential administration. For the San Antonio Fútbol Club's Pride Night Out, you can literally pre-game at a 5:30 p.m. mixer before cheering on San Antonio's soccer elite as they play against the El Paso Locomotive. They've even made special Pride scarves for the occasion!

Pride Weekend at The Bonham Exchange

Thu., June 27, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., Fri., June 28, 8 p.m.-3 a.m., Sat., June 29, 8 p.m.-3 a.m. and Sun., June 30, 3-7 & 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
The Bonham Exchange 411 Bonham, San Antonio Downtown


Join in at The Bonham Exchange for Pride Weekend! Thursday's Pride Kickoff features $1 Drinks all night long and no Cover for 21+. The Friday Night Dance Party and Hot Chest Contest has no cover for 21+ if you know the secret password! 21+ get in free until 10pm during the Saturday Night Takeover and Sunday Funday is the Trash Disco Day Party: Pride Edition, with doors opening at 3pm for a Hangover Market until 7pm followed by the Bonham Babes Drag Show at midnight. (210) 271-3811

THE 2ND ANNUAL SAN ANTONIO PRE-PRIDE KICKOFF PARTY

Fri., June 28, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Smoke Downtown 1170 E. Commerce St, San Antonio Downtown

Buy Tickets$5-$10


Kickoff Pride with Smoke Downtown at The 2nd Annual San Antonio Pre-Pride Kickoff Party. There will be Live Music, Drag Show, and Vendors. The ticket prices are $5.00 presale and until 8pm the day of event and $10.00 after 8pm. Tickets for kids 12 and under are free. (210) 454-2635

Blow Him Away: How to Give the Best BJs

Fri., June 28, 8 p.m.
Sexology Institute and Boutique 707 S St Mary's, San Antonio Southtown

Buy Tickets$15

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Learn blow-by-blow how to perfectly service his pleasure pole! The staff at the Sexology Institute offers a fabulous fellatio class that is spicy, tasteful, funny, and most importantly, educational! Learn the techniques that he'll enjoy most, but also how to do it in a way that makes it pleasurable for you too. (210) 487-0371

Puro San Anto Pride Pari

Fri., June 28, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
La Botánica 2911 N. Saint Mary's St., San Antonio St. Mary's strip

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Puro San Anto Pride Pari! Celebrate pride with the drag king and queen residents of La Botanica! The emcee will be Gacho Marx and the show includes drag performers Los MENtirosos and special guests Aysia Rawzé and Natasha B Capri. (210) 716-0702

Pride Bigger Than Texas 2019 Festival and Parade

Sat., June 29, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Crockett Park 1300 N. Main Ave, San Antonio San Antonio

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It’s the most colorful time of the year again, so break out your rainbows and celebrate everything Pride with San Antonio’s smorgasbord of events. The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots makes this year’s Pride particularly important, especially in the face of continuing discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community by the current presidential administration. Things will kick into high gear on June 29 for the annual “Pride Bigger Than Texas” Festival and Parade, hosted by Pride San Antonio. In honor of the Stonewall anniversary, this year’s theme is “Remember. Honor. Educate.” The festivities start in Crockett Park at 11 a.m. with entertainers on deck including Brian Justin Crum, Drowning Mona, Luciana, Sizzy Rocket, Sandra Valls, Patsy Torrres and Bidi Bidi Banda. At 3 p.m., you’ll have to choose between body slams and the pinnacle of romance, because Pride Championship Wrestling has been scheduled at the same time as the “We All Love the Same” mass wedding — so plan accordingly. The festival winds down at 7 p.m., but you can pop over to The Strip on N. Main for the official afterparty, which will run all the way until 3 a.m. (free, 1416-1503 N. Main Ave.) If you want to stick around Crockett Park for the parade, you can also catch the Running of the Queens High Heel Race at 8:45 p.m. right before the action begins at 9. Plus, there’ll be some post-parade fireworks.

Pride on The Strip

Sat., June 29, 7 p.m.-3 a.m.
The Strip on Main 1416-1503 N. Main Avenue, San Antonio Tobin Hill


It’s the most colorful time of the year again, so break out your rainbows and celebrate everything Pride with San Antonio’s smorgasbord of events. The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots makes this year’s Pride particularly important, especially in the face of continuing discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community by the current presidential administration. After the Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival winds down at 7 p.m. on Saturday, things will kick into high gear at The Strip on N. Main, so take a quick jaunt over from Crockett Park for the afterparty to end all afterparties.

FACT Presents: Dr. Darrel W Ray - Sexy Evolution

Sat., June 29, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

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@ Stage II Warehouse, 221 Burleson, San Antonio 78202
Discussing sex in many species, Sexy Evolution deals with how evolution informs our sexuality, and how to challenge deep religious sexual programming and notions of sexual shame and guilt.

Beer Bust

Sundays, 5 p.m.
Essence 1010 N. Main, San Antonio San Antonio


Take Sunday Funday to the next level and get geared up for the week at Pride San Antonio's Beer Bust. Hosted at Club Essence, the weekly event offers Bud Light drafts for just 50 cents (till the keg floats). (210) 223-5418

Non-Monogamy Uncorked: Boundaries and Rules

Wed., July 3, 7 p.m.
Sexology Institute and Boutique 707 S St Mary's, San Antonio Southtown

Buy TicketsFree

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What are the rules of ethical non-monogamy? Who makes rules, what are the standards, should they be negotiated, what does it even mean to have a rule? Is there difference between a rule and a boundary and how are they enforced? So many questions with so few answers. This is a deep topic that is of profound importance to anyone who desires to practice ethical non-monogamy. Join the Sexology Institute in sharing knowledge and experience with rules and boundaries and offer suggestions on how to navigate the issues. BYOB. (210) 487-0371

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

Hedwig and the Angry Inch: An Anatomically Incorrect Rock Musical

July 11-13, 8-10 p.m., July 13, 3-5 p.m. and July 14-13, 4-6 p.m.
Woodlawn Pointe 702 Donaldson Avenue, San Antonio Monticello

Buy Tickets$18-$25

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The musical follows Hedwig Robinson, a transgender East German singer of a fictional rock and roll band. Hedwig and the Angry Inch touches on themes such as love and loss, overcoming personal tragedy, the power dynamics inherent in human relationships, mental illness and issues of gender and identity. This Saturday's charity show will benefit Fiesta Youth, Pride San Antonio and American Veterans for Equal Rights.

TWA Friday Night Fights

Second Friday of every month, 7:45-10 p.m.
Texas Wolverine All Star Gym 1134 S Flores, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$6-$10

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TWA Friday Nights Fights, brings you hard hitting entertainment for the whole family. Featuring the upcoming stars in the Texas Independent wrestling scene. You don't who or what may happen, so don't ever miss the excitement that is the Texas Wrestling Association. (210) 550-9975

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)

Religion & Sexual Orientation

Wed., July 24, 7 p.m.
Sexology Institute and Boutique 707 S St Mary's, San Antonio Southtown

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LGBTQIA+ and Religion: let’s talk about it openly. Navigating the compatibility and conflicts between historically-traditional expressions of sexual orientation and Christianity can be challenging. Societal progress has been made, but there’s still a ways to go collectively and locally. Our panel will discuss some of those progressions, some of the stallings, and some of the setbacks. Bring your experiences, and let’s share. This conversation is open to everyone regardless of religious experience, and we invite those of differing backgrounds to introduc their perspective as well. (210) 487-0371

B Scene: A Love Supreme

Fri., July 26, 6-10 p.m.

Buy Tickets$15

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@ Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
The opening of “Jeffrey Gibson: This is Is the Day” includes a celebration of your individuality, creativity, and authenticity. Join the B scene: A Love Supreme dance party where everyone will be encouraged to be their most genuine selves. You do you, and the Blanton Museum staff will set the scene with classic ’80s tracks, food, art-making activities, and more. If you’re a Blanton Member, you’ll enjoy free admission and a private, members-only lounge. The featured music performances include Très Oui, Masculine Pain, Louisianna Purchase, Workout! with Erica Nix and DJ Mark Murray of Sun Radio. The event is sponsored by Sun Radio and CultureMapATX. (512) 471-7324

6th Annual Halloween Hocus Pocus Party

Sat., Oct. 26, 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
Arbor House Bed & Breakfast 109 Arciniega St, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets50.00-75.00

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Annual Halloween Party benefiting Fiesta Youth will feature the e7 band, a DJ, open bar, appetizers, a silent auction, costume contests and more. VIP Admission includes private area, open premium bar, premium appetizers, and all the entertainment provided. General Admission includes open bar, appetizers, and all the entertainment provided during the night. (210) 303-0550

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