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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

Keep Texas Beautiful Annual Conference

June 17-21, June 18-21, June 19-21, June 20-21 and 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

“The Bachelorette” Viewing Party

Mondays, 7 p.m. Continues through June 24
Sexology Institute and Boutique 707 S St Mary's, San Antonio Southtown

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Season 15 of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” premieres on Monday with contestant Hannah Brown looking for love. A whole new batch of contestants are in the mix vying for Hannah’s heart including San Antonio’s own, Mike Johnson will be on the new season of ABC's hit show. Aside from being an SA local, Mike is one of the Institute's resident sex coach trainees here at The Institute. (210) 487-0371

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.

The People's Clinic - District 3, location 1

Tue., June 18, 12-4 p.m.
Gallery E.V.A. 3412 S. Flores St., San Antonio Southtown


The People's Clinic is a free botanically integrative mobile healthcare clinic that provides the opportunity for the uninsured, under-insured, and under-served to receive free competent healthcare and be connected to vital alternative and allopathic healthcare resources. Clients will have access to a variety of healthcare workers to include bodyworkers, birthworkers, mental healthcare providers, allopathic providers, and alternative practitioners like herbalists, homeopathy, reiki, etc. (210) 872-8005

Men’s Round Up hosted by Krause’s Cafe

Tue., June 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Krause's Cafe 148 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels New Braunfels

Buy Tickets$21.85


Krause’s Cafe and Biergarten is proud to host the New Braunfels Men’s Round Up, a monthly series dedicated to dining and fellowship.

Abendkonzert 2019

Tue., June 18, 7:30-9 p.m., Tue., July 2, 7:30-9 p.m., Tue., July 16, 7:30-9 p.m. and Tue., July 30, 7:30-9 p.m.
Boerne Main Plaza 100 Block N Main St., Boerne Boerne

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Join the oldest continuing playing German band outside of Germany for its 159th concert series. Bring your chairs, blankets, snacks and picnic under the stars while adults and children dance to authentic German music from the 1860's. Meet the Berges Fest royalty and be ready to experience the unique German music culture of Boerne Texas.

“Don’t Trash Where You Splash” River Cleanup Program

Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Continues through Oct. 31

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To keep the rivers of Texas Hill Country River Region pristine, groups of travelers with 6+ people can sign up to clean a section of the Frio, Sabinal and Nueces Rivers. Volunteers will be awarded $10/person, per hour of approved scheduled cleanup, which will be donated to a charity of their choice. Groups must fill out an application in advance and sign a waiver. (830) 232-4310

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

Hot Dogs & Craft Beer

Tuesdays, 9 p.m. Continues through July 8
Retox Bar 1031 Patricia, San Antonio Central

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The Retox Bar is hosting a Tuesday night craft beer night with over 80 combinations to try. Every beer is on sale for $4.50 or less, guests will also receive a free hot dog with their purchase. (210) 775-2886

Chill Board Games Tuesdays

Tuesdays, 3-10 p.m.
Multiverse Games 739 W. Hildebrand Ave., San Antonio Monticello

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Enjoy a chill gaming session at the Multiverse Games. The event is BYOB; board game deals will be inside shop. This event will also feature two games every Tuesday for game night. (210) 455-4524

Millennial Movement: Financial Literacy Workshop & Business Opportunity

Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m.

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@ Grit, Grind & Grace, Agency, 6322 Sovereign Dr.
Join us as we discuss the importance of finances, resources and tools to help you start your 2019 off on the right track and also about the amazing business opportunity with PHP Agency. (210) 816-1632

Tunesday

Tuesdays, 7-10:30 p.m.
The Pigpen 106 Pershing Ave, San Antonio Mahnke Park

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Join the Pig Pen for their Tuesdays Open Mic Night. The event will feature a dozen local singer/songwriters, performing cool tunes. Hosted by The Whipples; The mic is open to anyone who signs up.

Live Trivia Tuesday

Tuesdays, 9:30 p.m.
Three-Legged Monkey 2313 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio North Central


Three-Legged Monkey hosts a night of free live trivia with prizes for first ($50), second ($20) and third place ($10). (210) 340-9233

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

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

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

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

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

Buy TicketsFree

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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.

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

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