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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

Daniel Rios Rodriguez & Raul Gonzalez

Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 18
Artpace 445 N. Main Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


With a powerful trio of exhibitions already on view, Artpace gives us two more reasons to visit this spring with the unveiling of new projects by San Antonio-based artists Daniel Rios Rodriguez and Raul Gonzalez. Although Rodriguez and Gonzalez explore wildly different topics and themes, their bright and bold bodies of work find common ground in playful energy, DIY aesthetics and transformations of commonplace materials. A Houston transplant who earned an MFA from UTSA along with grants from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, the Surdna Foundation and the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC), Gonzalez has long been fixated on the concept of work in many forms — construction, manual labor and his dual roles as a “werking artist” and undeniably cool stay-at-home dad. He’s captured the everyday joys of fatherhood in figurative drawings, celebrated his love for Whataburger and the Houston Astros in paintings and installations, enhanced his exhibitions with energetic, movement-based performances and even danced for 4.3 miles — continuously from downtown to the McNay. With a title lifted from a song by bygone Texas hip-hop duo UGK, his “Front and Back, and Side to Side” promises to transform Artpace’s Main Space windows with a “multi-dimensional mural” rendered in cardboard and colored duct tape. (Cue the selfies). A native of Killeen who earned his MFA from Yale and has exhibited in New York, Chicago, Marfa, Ireland and beyond, Rodriguez takes a tactile approach to small-scale “semi-figurative” paintings inspired by personal experiences and the natural world. Frequently using oddly shaped, homemade panels, he paints scenes and patterns in thick, textural layers, adding organic-looking embellishments such as stones, shells and feathers, and finishing the pieces with earthy frames rendered in found bits of wood, rope, wire and hardware accents. Bringing to mind everything from cave drawings and tribal symbology to folk and outsider art, Rodriguez’s work comes to light in “Bruisers,” his first ever solo show in Texas. Nodding to the battle scars we collect while navigating life on Earth, Rodriguez says the exhibition title also speaks to the surfaces of his paintings, many of which “undergo a lot of heavy hitting and burning and throwing across the floor.” During the opening reception, both artists will give short talks about their work and Artpace will also be rolling out a new Third Thursdays series that kicks off with a rooftop screening of shorts curated by the San Antonio Film Festival ($5-$10, 8pm Thu, May 16). (210) 212-4900

Going Places

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 8
The DoSeum 2800 Broadway St, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$14


The DoSeum’s summer exhibition, Going Places, kids can explore how we drive, float, glide, and zoom. This Stem experience will immerse visitors into the science of getting around over land, sea, air and space. With 17 play-centered exhibits, they will encounter concepts like velocity, gravity, buoyancy, aerodynamics, energy efficiency, space science, carbon footprint and design. (210) 212-4453

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.

Texas Revolution Elite Soccer Academy Registration

Ongoing


Beginning January 17, 2017, Texas Revolution Soccer Club is looking for experienced and non-experienced youthin age categories: 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 & 12-14. Practices held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7:30pm. Training is professionally done by SAFC's own, Cesar Elizondo and professional soccer player, Julio Garcia. $80 annual subscription plus monthly dues.

The State of Hand Stitch, New Embroidery by Texas Artists

Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Aug. 9
UTSA Art Gallery - Main Campus One UTSA Circle, San Antonio San Antonio


"The State of Hand Stitch" is a survey of eleven women artists in Texas working with thread and needle at a time when embroidery is increasingly recognized as a medium of choice by serious artists. This exhibit displays a range of subject matter, scale, approach, and materials, demonstrating the many possibilities of contemporary stitch. (210) 458-4391

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

Topgolf Summer Academy

Mon., June 17, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Mon., June 24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Mon., July 8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Mon., July 15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Mon., July 22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Mon., July 29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and Mon., Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Topgolf San Antonio 5539 North Loop 1604 W, San Antonio Far North

Buy Tickets$199


Topgolf Summer Academy is five days of non-stop entertainment and learning for kids who love golf. From chipping, putting and full swing, to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know to improve their game.

#BeHumanSA Transgender Parents Support Group

Third Monday of every month, 6 p.m.
The Center - Pride Center San Antonio 1002 North Flores St., San Antonio San Antonio


In partnership with the #BeHuman Campaign, Pride Center San Antonio invites all trans or gender non-conforming youth and adults as well as parents and allies to gather in a friendly atmosphere to share their stories, be part of a community and empower one another. (361) 563-2778

Robotics & Coding Full-Day Summer Camp

Mondays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 16
Code4Bots 1056 E Borgfeld Dr Suite #1, San Antonio Northeast


Stem camps at Code4Bots will let campers explore all types of robots such as vehicles, dinosaurs, animals and humanoids. Students will also explore visual programming with the award winning Jimu and Lego software, build robots that use motors, program and utilize different sensors, and develop structural design skills. (210) 951-9357

Robotics & Coding Half-Day Summer Camps

Mondays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through Aug. 16
Code4Bots 1056 E Borgfeld Dr Suite #1, San Antonio Northeast


Stem camps at Code4Bots will let campers explore all types of robots such as vehicles, dinosaurs, animals and humanoids. Students will also explore visual programming with the award winning Jimu and Lego software, build robots that use motors, program and utilize different sensors, and develop structural design skills. (210) 951-9357

“The Bachelorette” Viewing Party

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

Buy TicketsFree


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

Pint Night and Free Pool

Mondays, 9 p.m. Continues through July 16
Retox Bar 1031 Patricia, San Antonio Central


Monday nights the Rextox Bar is hosting draft night with pool and more. (210) 775-2886

12-step meeting for compulsive overeaters

Mondays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Shearer Hills Baptist Church 12615 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio San Antonio

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Weekly Overeaters Anonymous meetings are being held at Shearer Hills Baptist Church for all who eat compulsively or suffer from other eating disorders. Newcomers are always welcome. (210) 494-2713

Nacho Average Monday

Mondays, 3-10 p.m.
The Pigpen 106 Pershing Ave, San Antonio Mahnke Park

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'Nacho Average Monday' is being held at the Pigpen with 1/2 off Nachos from 3-10:00 pm. Bring a friend, bring a date, bring the kids, or bring your dog for this one of a kind event.

Small World Jazz Jam

Mondays, 7 p.m.
Frank 1150 S. Alamo St., San Antonio Southtown


The Small World Jazz Jam is held in the basement at Frank's every Monday night. Guests will enjoy great music and are encouraged to bring your own instrument for a swinging good time.

Jammin with The West Side Horns

Every other Monday, 8-11 p.m.
Squeeze Inn Sports Bar & Club 1755 S General McMullen Dr, San Antonio South


Come and Jam with Westside Henry and The Westside Horns at the Squeeze Inn. (210) 432-1080

Blues Mondays with The Westside Horns

Mondays, 8-11 p.m.
The Beer Depot 1304 S. Laredo Street, San Antonio King William


Come Jam with the The Westside Horns on Blues Mondays at the Beer Depot.

Jazz Dogz

Mondays, 9-11 p.m.
Sancho's Cantina 628 Jackson St., San Antonio Downtown


George Prado and Friends will perform Jazz tunes for new and long time fans of the classic genre. (210) 320-1840

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