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Square Hammer: A Tribute to Ghost, The Maension, Deadly Omens

Fri., July 19, 7:30 p.m.
Bond's 007 Rock Bar 450 Soledad, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$15


With carbon copies of costumes, mannerisms and songs, Square Hammer’s Resurrection tour honors the band that opened for Iron Maiden in 2017 at the AT&T Center. The rituals are so precise, the real Papa Emeritus may not know whether to be flattered or feel left out. (210) 660-3091

The Try Guys: Legends of the Internet

Fri., July 19, 7:30 p.m.
The Majestic Theatre 224 E Houston, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy from Ticketmaster$38.50-$88.50

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YouTube wunderkinder The Try Guys have parlayed their willingness to bare all (whether it be their buns in Victoria’s Secret underwear or coming out as gay with a gorgeously choreographed dance video) into a behemoth brand that now includes a podcast (the “Trypod”), book (The Hidden Power of F*cking Up) and a brand spanking new live show, for which they’ve pulled out all the stops to create an experience that’ll knock your socks off. They’re bringing everything you love about the Try Guys to the stage, plus audience participation, costume changes and a liberal dose of both glitter and pyrotechnics. This is no vanity project — the boys have poured their hearts, souls and dough into this show in the hope of connecting with their fans in a brand new, technicolor way. (210) 226-3333

Cocktail: The Event

Fri., July 19, 8-11 p.m.
San Antonio Botanical Garden 555 Funston, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$55-$90


Cocktail: The Event celebrates San Antonio’s thriving cocktail culture, spotlighting fifteen of the city’s top bars. Each participating drinkery is tasked with serving samples of an inventive cocktail, inspired by this year's Tiki theme! Guests will experience bites by a dozen of San Antonio’s best restaurants, live music and DJs, a costume contest and much more, all while exploring the stunning San Antonio Botanical Garden grounds. (210) 536-1400

Menopause: The Musical

Fri., July 19, 8 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio River Walk

Buy Tickets$29.50-$74.50


Ah, menopause… the hormonal bogeywoman whose promise of ended periods is marred by her own monstrous symptoms. Menopause the Musical spotlights four characters from different walks of life that collide while lingerie shopping, and they have nothing in common but “the change.” Performed in 16 countries, the story celebrates the universal horror and humor of hot flashes and night sweats. The women — Professional Woman, Earth Mother, Iowa Housewife and Soap Star — each give their takes on popular tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, including “Puff, My God I’m Draggin’” and “Stayin’ Awake.” Grab your gang of lady friends and stuff some extra Kleenex in your purse, because this show may make you cry laughing, whether or not menopause has come knocking on your door. (210) 223-8624

Speedway (Smiths and Morrisey tribute)

Fri., July 19, 8 p.m.
The Amp Room 2407 N St. Mary's, San Antonio St. Mary's strip

Buy Tickets$12


With Morrissey becoming more and more problematic — see his recent support of far-right groups in his native England — fans of the former Smiths singer may feel conflicted about supporting his live shows (when he actually puts in an appearance). Speedway, a live tribute to Morrisey and The Smiths, might be just the solution to enjoying Moz’s music in a live setting without those guilty feels.

So Far Gone (Drake Night)

Fri., July 19, 9 p.m.
Paper Tiger 2410 N. St. Mary's St., San Antonio St. Mary's strip

Buy from TicketFly$5


Here’s your night to get Drizzy. Come out to dance and drink and celebrate the Toronto Raptors’ first and last NBA championship with music all night from the Canada’s leading rap export.

Men of Steel, Women of Wonder

Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Wednesdays, Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 1
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$12-$20


Evidenced by the global success of recent films such as Black Panther, Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel, among many others, the world is still captivated by the concept of superheroes. While less memorable examples might fall within that formulaic realm the New York Times summed up as “mental popcorn, meant to be rapidly consumed and forgotten,” the box office numbers prove we’re still collectively content to sit and watch statuesque freaks of nature fight off evil forces — even when the takeaway is minimal. Long before the schlock of what’s been dubbed “Hollywood’s Comic Book Age,” Superman and Wonder Woman captured imaginations as defenders of humanity fighting injustices amid the backdrops of the Great Depression and WWII. Introduced in 1938 and 1941, respectively, this iconic, spandex-clad pair inspire myriad incarnations in “Men of Steel, Women of Wonder,” an exhibition organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, and landing at the San Antonio Museum of Art this summer. Although it might conjure visions of comic cons and nerdy fan art, the traveling show digs deep into the cultural significance of both figures — and it isn’t an entirely kid-friendly affair. Curated by Alejo Benedetti, the collection of 70-plus paintings, photographs, videos and installations goes beyond the expected depictions of costumed heroism to explore sexuality, immigration, race, idolatry, desire and the very building blocks that made these characters possible. Spanning from the 1930s to the present day, “Men of Steel, Women of Wonder” builds an interpretive timeline in four thematic sections. Encompassing both the reverent and irreverent, the introductory section The Heroes We Know comprises photographer Siri Kaur’s amusing portraits of celebrity impersonators captured in mundane, contemporary contexts, Peter Saul’s playfully surreal painting Superman Versus the Toilet Duck and a provocative yet nostalgic installation by Jim Shaw, The Issue of My Loins, that showcases — and supersizes — Superman’s crotch. Placing the mythical stars in historical context, Origin Stories is reportedly the germinating seed for the entire exhibition. Here, real-life men of steel and women of wonder are presented in etchings of 1930s-era steel workers building the metropolis, photographs of women welding in the Willow Run bomber plant in the 1940s and Norman Rockwell’s 1943 painting of brawny machinist and feminist icon Rosie the Riveter eating a sandwich as the American flag billows in the background. Contrasting God-like power with traces of vulnerability, Glimpsing Humanity places our heroes in unexpected contexts: an alienated Superman reads the paper amid a barren landscape in Llyn Foulkes’ 1991 painting Where Did I Go Wrong and gets lit in Mike Kelley’s 1999 video Superman Recites Selections from “The Bell Jar” and Other Works by Sylvia Plath. Wonder Woman becomes a religious icon in Valetin Popov’s 2009 painting St. Wonder Woman and gets placed In Exile alongside the Virgin Mary, Aphrodite and others in Mary Beth Edelson’s mixed-media painting from 1989. Timely and provocative, the closing section Defender of the Innocent challenges stereotypes of gender and race while importantly reminding that both beloved characters are immigrants (he’s from Krypton, she’s from Themyscira, aka Paradise Island). Sarah Hill addresses the plight of a trans Wonder Woman in the 2014 video They Wonder; late San Antonio artist Mel Casas calls out the lack of diversity in the superhero realm in his painting Humanscape 70 (Comic Whitewash); Superman locks lips with Batman in Rich Simmons’ 2014 mixed-media work Between the Capes; Dulce Pinzón celebrates Mexican immigrants as working-class superheroes in staged photographs; and an installation attributed to the U.S. Department of Illegal Superheroes (ICE DISH) comes complete with a hotline where concerned citizens can report suspicious activity. As host venue, SAMA rises to the heroic occasion with an abundance of complementary programs, including talks with featured artists, weekly gallery talks, workshops, a Superhero Pajama Party (July 26) and outdoor screenings of Black Panther (June 28), Superman: The Movie (July 12), Nacho Libre (July 19), The Incredibles 2 (August 2), Batman (August 6), Wonder Woman (August 9), Birdman (August 16), Lu Over the Wall (August 23) and Superman II (August 30). (210) 978-8100

Cactus Pear Music Festival

Fridays, Saturdays, 7-9:30 p.m. Continues through July 20
Trinity Baptist Church 319 E. Mulberry, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$5-$28


This year, several changes are in store for Cactus Pear Music Festival. As part of its search for a new Artistic Director to replace Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, whose last season with Cactus Pear will be in 2021, the two finalists — both former winners of the San Antonio International Piano Competition (now the Gurwitz Piano Competition) — will each serve as a guest festival artist as well as guest artistic director for week two of the festival in this and next year. This summer, 2016 SAIPC Gold Medalist Scott Cuellar takes the helm, and will perform for all four main festival concerts: “Into the Twilight” (July 12), “Baying at the Moon” (July 13), “Goethe Have Music” (July 19) and “Romancing the Notes” (July 20). Cactus Pear is also introducing two free Casual Classix concerts, opening the festival with “Bulgarian Bad Boyz, Brahms and Beer” (6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, Bar 414, 205 E. Houston) and a caffeinated matinee before the final festival concert that they’re calling “French Roast: Debussy, Ravel and Duparc” (3 p.m. Saturday, July 20, Summer Moon Coffee Bar, 3233 N. St. Mary’s St.). In addition to Cuellar and current director Sant’Ambrogio, artists on deck include members of the San Antonio Symphony such as Jeff Garza, French horn, and Ilya Shterenberg, clarinet, as well as visiting artists Carol Cook, viola; Lachezar Kostov, cello; Viktor Valkov, piano; Timothy Jones, baritone; Ellen DePasquale, violin; and more. (210) 733-6201

Beauty and the Beast

Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Sundays, 3 p.m. and Thu., July 25, 7 p.m. Continues through July 28
Woodlawn Theatre 1920 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$18-$30


Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. (210) 267-8388

Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical

Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Aug. 11
The Public Theater of San Antonio 800 W. Ashby Pl., San Antonio Central

Buy Tickets$20-$45


Most fans of Roald Dahl’s Matilda can agree that the scene in which “Poor Brucey” is forced by Miss Trunbull to consume an entire, Willy Wonka-sized chocolate cake as punishment for stealing a single piece is one of the most memorable moments from the story. In the novel, the titular heroine defeats such evil with words — and telekinesis, of course — but the musical adaptation offers the chance to experience the magic in song. Born to the Wormwood family in the whirlwind of ballroom dancing with a dip and a little foxtrot, the child genius Matilda erupts from the gloom of her cruel childhood as a miracle with bravado and pizzazz. Believe it or not, Matilda actually shares the record for most Olivier awards won by a musical with Hamilton! Although Mara Wilson certainly won’t be reprising her filmic role, Matilda will spunkily take her adolescent revolution to the Public Theatre stage, played by Taylor Henderson and Audrey Davis. (210) 733-7258

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through July 27
The Gregg Barrios Theater at the Overtime 5409 Bandera Road, Suite 205, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$15


This one-man show will take audiences into the fading mind of the acclaimed dark Romantic poet and author Edgar Allan Poe as he wanders the streets of Baltimore in his feverish final week on Earth. Written, produced and starring Derek Berlin, a native San Antonian and lifelong performer, An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe’s “macabre” look into the tortured man’s “purgatorial” musings ought to find a nice home at the Overtime Theater, best known for its penchant for the weird and its willingness to offer the stage to eclectics and their experiments. Let’s see how well Berlin’s latest project can measure up to the granddaddy of Gothic fiction himself. (210) 557-7562

2019 SUP (Standup Paddleboard) Festival

Fri., July 19, 12-11 p.m. and Sat., July 20, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Horseshoe Bay Golf Resort 200 H. Circle North, Horseshoe Bay San Antonio

Buy Tickets$279


A Signature Event, the SUP Festival encourages you to bring your friends lakeside for a weekend at the Horseshoe Bay Resort. The weekend features fun-filled activities including paddleboard yoga, a musically-charged open float with a live DJ and festive glow paddles to light up Lake LBJ. 8305982511

A Comedy Contest

Fri., July 19, 5-9 p.m.

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@ The Elbow Room, 10730 Perrin Beitel Road, San Antonio, TX
The Elbow Room is putting together the first annual A Comedy Contest! It's setup like Last Comic Standing, but in a bar. The 1st place winner receives $100 via MindTwist Comedy and an entry to advance to the Funniest Comic in Texas via This is Not Comedy and Addisson Improv. 2102917293

Young Professional Community Leader Series: Featuring U.S. Representative Will Hurd

Fri., July 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Paramour 102 9th St, San Antonio Downtown

Buy Tickets$10


Join the World Affairs Council for our summer Community Leader Series featuring U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23)! Hear Congressman Will Hurd talk about the journey that took him from San Antonio to Texas A&M, to a career as an undercover officer in the CIA, to becoming a leading expert on cyber-security and US Representative. Enjoy a cocktail, some craft beer over bites and conversation. (210) 308-9494

Opening Reception for On Water Exhibition

Fri., July 19, 7-9 p.m.

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@ Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 7801
Join the Central Library and artist Elizabeth Chiles to celebrate the opening of On Water, a solo exhibition featuring 14 of Chiles' large scale photographs and photographic collages. Presented in the Central Library's main gallery, On Water showcases two series of Chiles' work: Figs from Thistles, created in 2013 during the worst Texas drought in over a century, and On Water, created in 2018 during months of historic flooding along the Colorado River. On Water, on view from July 16 to August 16, 2019, is free and accessible during the Central Library's open hours. 512.974.7400

The Lion King with the San Antonio Zoo

Fri., July 19, 7:30 p.m.
Alamo Drafthouse Park North 618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$12.25


Learn about lions and chat with the experts! Before the film, San Antonio Zoo staff will break down what you're about to watch, as well as discuss the actual lions you can see in the zoo. Plus, you can add a donation to the San Antonio Zoo when you get your Lion King tickets at the checkout online. (210) 677-8500

Attack & Counter Basketball Camps with Don Kelbick

Fri., July 19, 6-9 p.m., Sat., July 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., July 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Factory of Champions 8227 Broadway St, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$245


Don Kelbick is coming to San Antonio, Texas to run a 3-day skill development camp, teaching players and coaches the same skills and strategies that he used with pro players like Joe Johnson, Raja Bell, Bruce Bowen, Carlos Arroyo, and dozens of other NBA and European players. (866) 846-7892

The Big-Little Comedy Fest

Fri., July 19, 8 & 10 p.m. and Sat., July 20, 6, 8 & 10 p.m.
Bexar Stage 1203 Camden St., San Antonio Downtown

Buy Tickets$10-$20


The Big-Little Comedy Fest is San Antonio's first comedy fest of its kind. This 4-day event will feature 30 improv, sketch, and stand-up acts from throughout Texas and as far away as Los Angeles and New Jersey. San Antonio's Bexar Stage is proud to play host to this national comedy event. (312) 971-7252

Yannis Pappas

Fri., July 19, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m., Sat., July 20, 7 & 9:30 p.m. and Sun., July 21, 7:30 p.m.
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$17-$27


Yannis Pappas is a stand-up comedian and current host of AOL’s Original Series, 2 Point Lead. Yannis’ Half Hour Comedy Central Special aired in 2014 and is available on Amazon, iTunes, ComedyCentral.com and whenever Comedy Central re-runs it. Yannis was also the co-host of MSG’s sports fan show, The Bracket and the host of ABC’s Fusion Live on the Fusion Network. He has also been featured on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, TRUTV’s How To Be a Grown Up, VH1’s “Best Week Ever”, Good Morning America on ABC. Yannis has been part of the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, New York Comedy Festival and tours the world as a stand-up comedian and is known for his immensely popular charactersMr. Panos and Maurica. All his comedy shorts with Ditch Films can be found on YouTube. (210) 541-8805

MujerArtes Summer Sale

Through July 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Casa MujerArtes 816 S. Colorado, San Antonio West Side

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Join MujerArtes for a summer inventory sale! The women have been busy creating and have many pieces that need new homes. Each clay piece is unique and will make a wonderful gift. MujerArtes Cooperativa de Esperanza started in 1995 and operates out of a house in San Antonio’s Westside. The MujerArtes Women’s Clay Cooperative has been among Esperanza’s groundbreaking programs for 24 years. (210) 228-0201

On Water Exhibition at the Central Library

Through Aug. 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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@ Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701
On Water is a solo exhibition featuring 14 large scale photographs and photographic collages by artist Elizabeth Chiles. Presented in the Central Library's main gallery, On Water showcases two series of Chiles' work: Figs from Thistles, created in 2013 during the worst Texas drought in over a century, and On Water, created in 2018 during months of historic flooding along the Colorado River. 512.974.7400

Monthly Cultural Dance Workshops

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 21
Smash Dance 6883 Bandera Rd, San Antonio Leon Valley

Buy Tickets$10

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Join a cultural dance workshop and be a part of the diversity Project SMASH offers. Ranging from the styles of Afro-Beats to belly dance and others in between, Smash Dance's instructors will take you on a dancing journey around the world. Donation proceeds allow Project SMASH to continue offering dance scholarships to members of the community who could otherwise not afford classes. Project SMASH also gives back to the community by partnering with other local, non-profit organizations to provide dance fitness services at their facilities. (210) 201-2873

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

ComedySportz

Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Continues through Dec. 30
ComedySportz San Antonio 11950 Starcrest Dr. Suite 210, San Antonio Far North

Buy Tickets$8-$12


Come out to ComedySportz, San Antonio's weekly live, competitive improv comedy show. It's 100% made up on the spot, 100% clean and family-friendly, and 100% hilarious! ComedySportz features two teams of players competing against each other in improvised games, songs and scenes. There's a referee to keep order, and the audience decides who walks away with the thrill of victory and who gets crushed by the agony of defeat. (210) 338-0279

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

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.

Haunted Pub Crawl

Fridays, Saturdays, 8:30-11 p.m.
Multiple locations See event description for details, San Antonio Downtown

Buy Tickets$25


Come out and spend a night with Nightly Spirits for a ghost tour to the most haunted pubs in the city. It's a 2.5 walking tour and guests must be 21 and older to attend. 1-844-678-8687

PokéFest SA

Sat., July 20, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Norris Conference Center 618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio Central

Buy Tickets$15-$47


Once again, it’s time to grab your ‘mons and get your poké on for San Antonio’s homegrown event celebrating one of the most beloved game series and anime this side of Japan. PokéFest SA returns this year with special guest Tara Sands, who voiced Bulbasaur, Phanpy, Oddish and more in almost 200 episodes of the English version of the Pokémon anime. In addition to both Pokémon and Magic: The Gathering card game tournaments, the con includes a pop-up PokéCafé run by the Sweetness Maid Café, in which maids and butlers will serve up sweet treats while you enjoy Pokémon-themed games and a photobooth. If the idea of an American version of the infamous Japanese maid cafés makes you a bit uncomfortable, though, there are plenty of vendors, cosplay and more for you to check out at the day-long event.

Cactus Pear Music Festival: French Roast

Sat., July 20, 3-4 p.m.
Summer Moon Coffee Bar 3233 N St Mary's St #102, San Antonio Northeast

Buy TicketsFree


This year, several changes are in store for Cactus Pear Music Festival. As part of its search for a new Artistic Director to replace Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, whose last season with Cactus Pear will be in 2021, the two finalists — both former winners of the San Antonio International Piano Competition (now the Gurwitz Piano Competition) — will each serve as a guest festival artist as well as guest artistic director for week two of the festival in this and next year. This summer, 2016 SAIPC Gold Medalist Scott Cuellar takes the helm, and will perform for all four main festival concerts: “Into the Twilight” (July 12), “Baying at the Moon” (July 13), “Goethe Have Music” (July 19) and “Romancing the Notes” (July 20). Cactus Pear is also introducing two free Casual Classix concerts, opening the festival with “Bulgarian Bad Boyz, Brahms and Beer” (6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, Bar 414, 205 E. Houston) and a caffeinated matinee before the final festival concert that they’re calling “French Roast: Debussy, Ravel and Duparc” (3 p.m. Saturday, July 20, Summer Moon Coffee Bar, 3233 N. St. Mary’s St.). In addition to Cuellar and current director Sant’Ambrogio, artists on deck include members of the San Antonio Symphony such as Jeff Garza, French horn, and Ilya Shterenberg, clarinet, as well as visiting artists Carol Cook, viola; Lachezar Kostov, cello; Viktor Valkov, piano; Timothy Jones, baritone; Ellen DePasquale, violin; and more.

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