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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

Annual Pub & Brewery Tour

Mon., June 17, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Blue Star Brewing Company 1414 S Alamo St, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$45-$50

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To celebrate San Antonio Beer Week there is the annual Pub & Brewery Tour! This year the tour will include the Blue Star Brewing Co, Roughhouse Brewing, Middleton Brewing and CaraCara Brewing. The tour will culminate with a trip to Lockhart, Texas to enjoy brews and barbecue in the barbecue capital of Texas. Limited tickets available for $45 online until June 10th when it will raise to $50 online and the day of. The tour includes transportation, tours with the brewery masters, round of tastings and a complimentary breakfast! (210) 212-5506

Polyamory Basics ~ Exploring Ethical Non-Monogamy

Mon., June 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Love Shack Boutique 1580 Babcock Rd, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10


Polyamory Basics ~ Exploring Ethical Non-Monogamy. This class will discuss the basic vocabulary and structure of this alternative lifestyle that is gaining popularity. They will discuss coming out to children, family, and friends, living arrangements, and finances. They will present dating sites, dating safety and books to help navigate polyamory. Long term polyamory people are encouraged to attend to give additional insight. (210) 767-9411

Camp Alamo : Tech of the Texas Frontier

Mon., June 17, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Mon., June 24, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and Mon., July 8, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Alamo 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio San Antonio


At Camp Alamo, kids age 8-13 will experience Tech of the Texas Frontier, where they will explore the technology of the 1800s like photography, muskets, weaving, and more. (210) 225-1391

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!

June 17-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

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.

National Stuttering Association SA Chapter: Monthly Meeting

Every third Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 20
Episcopal Church of Reconciliation 8900 Starcrest Dr, San Antonio San Antonio

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Guests are welcome to join the local chapter of National Stuttering Association. For more information on the NSA, check out their Facebook page. (210) 789-6993

Free Sporcle Live Trivia

Tuesdays, 8-10 p.m. Continues through Dec. 30
Halcyon Southtown 1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio San Antonio


Free live trivia happening every Tuesday night at 8pm. Halcyon gift cards are up for grabs: $25 for 1st place, $20 for 2nd, and $15 for 3rd. (210) 277-7045

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

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

Buy TicketsFree

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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

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

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

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

5th Annual International Day of Yoga

Fri., June 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Rivercenter Mall 849 E. Commerce, San Antonio San Antonio


Join the city celebrating with 175 countries around the world! There will be a master yoga class with 6 different local teachers, recognition of teachers, and festival of colors (throwing of chalk) with hundreds along the historic banks of the San Antonio River. There are also over 100 different free yoga classes 6/20-6/23, see http://www.idoyogasa.org/ for a listing. (830) 534-9683

Pizza Italia Beer Week

Fri., June 21, 6-9 p.m.
Pizza Italia 3023 Thousand Oaks, San Antonio San Antonio


Join Pizza Italia for their 1st Annual Pizza Italia Beer Fest in celebration of San Antonio Beer Week on Friday, June 21st from 6pm-9pm! There will be six breweries taking over the taps including: BAKFISH Brewing Company, Texas Beer Company, Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling, Save The World Brewing Co., Community Beer Company and Twisted X Brewing Company. Take advantage of the special: buy a pint and keep the glass (while supplies last)! Additionally, there will be a raffle for the swag from all the breweries throughout the night. (210) 494-8646

Fifth International Day of Yoga celebration in San Antonio

Fri., June 21, 6 p.m.
Rivercenter Mall 849 E. Commerce, San Antonio San Antonio


The Consulate General of India announces five major events across Texas in celebration of the Fifth International Day of Yoga, including one in San Antonio. This event will bring together people in San Antonio to learn and practice yoga, meditation and more, and will take place at Rivercenter Mall on Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m. Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mats. For more information on the events and to RSVP, see http://yogadayoftexas.org/. (210) 225-0000

Don’t Count The Tortillas: The Art of Texas Mexican Cooking | Cookbook Plática & Food Demo with Chef Adán Medrano

Fri., June 21, 7 p.m.
Esperanza Peace & Justice Center 922 San Pedro, San Antonio San Antonio

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Join the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center for a plática and cooking demo with Chef & food writer Adán Medrano! “Don’t Count the Tortillas: The Art of Texas Mexican Cooking” is his latest cookbook that offers over 100 kitchen-tested recipes, including newly created dishes! The event will include a brief reading from part of the book, a cooking demo of recipes from the book that will include a plática about the context and history of each recipe and how it connects to the Mexican American community. The demo will be interactive, with audience questions and comments! (210) 228-0201

Bellydancers

Fri., June 21, 7-9:30 p.m.
The Roadhouse Saloon 6159 FM 78, San Antonio San Antonio


The Roadhouse Salon will have belly dancers on their dance floor. The event will also have drink specials for ladies and more. (210) 815-8958

Mensa

Third Friday of every month, 7:30-9 p.m.
H-E-B Central Market 4821 Broadway St, San Antonio San Antonio

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Central Market hosts a monthly Mensa gathering in the second floor meeting room. For more information contact Bob Bevard at (210) 695-2700 or bobbevard@aol.com. (210) 695-2700

“Wine Down Yoga” at Windflower Spa

Fridays, 6-7 p.m. Continues through Aug. 30
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa 9800 Hyatt Restort Dr, San Antonio San Antonio


“Wine Down Yoga” will take place at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort’s Windflower Spa. Following a 60-minute yoga class, attendees will receive a complimentary glass of wine to enjoy on the spa’s outdoor relaxation patio. For further relaxation, participants will receive access to Windflower Spa’s world-class facilities including its outdoor pool, on-site sauna, eucalyptus steam room, and whirlpools. (210) 647-1234

Fiesta Noche del Rio (63rd Season)

Fridays, Saturdays, 8:30-10 p.m. Continues through Aug. 10
Arneson River Theatre 418 Villita St, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$8-$20

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Alamo Kiwanis Club presents Fiesta Noche del Rio Friday and Saturday nights at the Arneson River Theatre. Enjoy the Mariachis, Flamenco guitar, singing, dancing, and a cool drink or snack as you help support children’s charities in San Antonio. (210) 226-4651

Animal Defense League's 85th Birthday Petstravaganza

Sat., June 22, 1-4 p.m.
Animal Defense League of Texas 11300 Nacodoches, San Antonio San Antonio

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The Animal Defense League of Texas is celebrating 85 years of saving lives! To celebrate the big 8-5, they are throwing an ADL 85th Birthday Petstravaganza and everyone is invited. The celebration will include cake, bounce houses, a luxury pet house raffle, food trucks, live music, vendors, family friendly games and dog & cat adoption specials! Your pooches are welcome to join you at the party--just make sure to bring proof of their up-to-date rabies vaccination. Instead of presents, ADL would be delighted to accept donations! (210) 655-1481

Cabañuelas | Book Reading with Norma E. Cantú

Sat., June 22, 6-8 p.m.
Esperanza Peace & Justice Center 922 San Pedro, San Antonio San Antonio

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Join the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center for a book reading & signing of Norma E. Cantú’s new novel Cabañuelas (published by University of New Mexico Press)! Books will be available for purchase. “In Cabañuelas, both author and protagonist are ethnographers, co-weaving a story rich in descriptions of folklore, architecture, landscape, relationships, and academia while telling a transtemporal and transcontinental story of self-affirmation against the historical backdrops and center-stage landscapes of Spain, Mexico, and the United States.” — Larissa M. Mercado-López, coeditor of (Re)mapping the Latina/o Literary Landscape (210) 228-0201

Striptease Burlesque Workshop

Sat., June 22, 6:30-8 p.m.
Love Shack Boutique 1580 Babcock Rd, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$20

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Are you a bad girl and you’re friends bad too? Then show ‘em what you're working with at this striptease burlesque workshop. Cool off this summer by taking it all off with a sexy strip tease to Beyoncé’s Coachella hit “Party”. Sip pre-class cocktails at 6:30pm and then dance it off from 7-8pm with Stars & Garters Burlesque's all-star CoCo Simone. There will be refreshments served at 6:30-7pm the class begins at 7pm. (210) 767-9411

Arts & Crafts Events

Fourth Saturday of every month, 12-6 p.m. and Fourth Saturday, Sunday of every month, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Dec. 8
The Roadhouse Saloon 6159 FM 78, San Antonio San Antonio

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The Roadhouse Saloon is hosting a market with live entertainment, music, bellydancers, vendors , Drink specials, and more. (210) 815-8958

Downtown Delicacy

Saturdays, Sundays, 1-4 p.m.
Ocho at the Havana Hotel 1015 Navarro Street, San Antonio San Antonio

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Ocho at the Havana Hotel is hosting a downtown delicacy tour for food lovers. Whether it is traditional Tex-Mex or dishes unique to San Antonio, the tour will excite your taste buds and show you a side of The Alamo City never seen before. (210) 951-2416

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