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WWE Presents NXT LIVE!

Thu., June 20, 6 p.m.
Aztec Theatre 104 N St Mary's St, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$24-$54


When World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) decided to expand its brand in 2010 by forming NXT, a developmental branch of the league for young talent who were not yet ready for primetime, the professional wrestling behemoth, owned and operated by CEO Vince McMahon, had no idea how popular it would become in less than a decade. Starting off as a seasonal TV competition, WWE revised the format of the show and transformed NXT into a flagship program for its own brand, which is produced by the WWE and airs on the WWE Network every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Since then, NXT has been lauded by wrestling pundits and fans around the world. In 2014, Grantland.com, a well respected but now defunct sports and culture website run by ESPN, called NXT “the way pro wrestling should be.” Today, NXT still features those up-and-coming wrestlers who are hungry for a shot at making it to the center of a WWE ring. Wrestling-loving San Antonians will get a chance to see some of the in action when the #NXTRoadTrip makes a stop downtown. (210) 812-4355

Paleta Palooza II

Thu., June 20, 7 p.m.
Paper Tiger 2410 N. St. Mary's St., San Antonio St. Mary's strip

Buy from TicketFly$5


Back again with a vengeance — well, maybe more popsicles then vengeance — Paper Tiger hosts Paleta Palooza II, which features a myriad of talent from the ever blossoming lo-fi/bedroom pop/indie rock scene. Performers will include Baldemar, Elnuh, The Cold Tonys and Sleep Well.

Matt & Sylvia Kirk

Thu., June 20, 7 p.m.
River Road Icehouse 1791 Hueco Springs Loop Road, New Braunfels San Antonio


This acoustic duo, which soldiered on after having its gear stolen in 2017, calls the Ice House its musical home the third Thursday of every month. (830) 626-1335

Kyle Moon & The Misled

Thu., June 20, 8 p.m.
The Amp Room 2407 N St. Mary's, San Antonio St. Mary's strip


Get your slide guitar and country on — plus a little rock ’n’ roll flair — courtesy of this veteran Amp Room outfit. The band’s leader, a former native of Denver, took a leap of faith by moving to the Alamo City and meeting the musicians that comprise the rest of his current outfit. (210) 320-2122

Video Dungeon Theatre: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Thu., June 20, 9 p.m.
Oak Hills Tavern 7920 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio San Antonio


A botched sex change operation obtained in pursuit of an escape from behind the Iron Curtain set Hedwig (then “Hansel Schmidt”) on an unstoppable trajectory that somehow lead to her serving punk rock realness in a chain of failing restaurants called “Bilgewater’s” (with a name like that, is it any surprise they’re always empty?). Originally performed as a musical, show-creator John Cameron Mitchell adapted Hedwig’s story into a 2001 film, starring alongside some of his original off-Broadway cast members, including Miriam Shor. Between Hedwig’s trademark feathered wig, the catchy and poignant tunes on the soundtrack and costumes that are still on point today, it’s no wonder that this rock opera remains popular almost 20 years later. Video Dungeon Theatre’s special screening of Hedwig and the Angry Inch will feature a bonus performance after the film by members of the Texas Light Opera, whose production of the original musical opens in July. (210) 614-8855

“I’m Simply Missing the Mountains”

Thu., June 20, 12-5 p.m., Fri., June 21, 12-5 p.m. and Sat., June 22, 12-5 p.m.
Terminal 136 136 Blue Star, San Antonio Southtown


Mir fehlen einfach die Berge (I Am Simply Missing the Mountains) is an exhibition by three young German artists Anna Bläser, Veronica Moroder and Lukas Picard. The works selected and developed for the Terminal 136 gallery, incorporate thoughts on both real and imaginary journeys and places. They investigate the relation between the outside world and the intimate world and wonder how one influences and shapes the other. (210) 458-4391

The Play That Goes Wrong

Thu., June 20, 7:30 p.m., Fri., June 21, 8 p.m., Sat., June 22, 2 & 8 p.m. and Sun., June 23, 2 p.m.
The Majestic Theatre 224 E Houston, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy from Ticketmaster$25-$241


When the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society decides to stage a performance of The Murder at Haversham Manor, they soon discover that it should have been titled Murphy’s Major Murder Mystery, as everything that could possibly go awry, does. Thus opens The Play That Goes Wrong, a slapdash comedy that follows the hapless antics of a fictitious troupe of actors and their long-suffering stage crew as they all try, and spectacularly fail, to perform their parts. Misplaced props, sticking doors and missed lines and cues are only the start of their problems as the production literally disintegrates onstage. The British farce premiered in London in 2012, but it was five years before it hopped the Atlantic to make its debut on Broadway, where it nabbed two Tonys for outstanding set design. (210) 226-3333

“America on Stage”

Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Wednesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through June 30
McNay Art Museum 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


Arguably one of the most overlooked aspects of the McNay is the the museum’s impressive Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts, which boasts more than 12,00o objects spanning from the 1500s to the present day. Built around a sprawling gift from late collector, philanthropist, theater patron and design enthusiast Robert L.B. Tobin and expanded by curators Linda Hardberger and Jody Blake, the collection encompasses rare books, small-scale models, costume illustrations and stage designs created by modern masters such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Organized by Head of Curatorial Affairs René Paul Barilleaux and Curatorial Assistant Timothy Retzloff, the recently opened exhibition “America on Stage” aims to celebrate “the vision of the nation’s 20th- and 21st-century master designers on stages across the U.S. and around the world.” Exploring four key themes — Broadway, Nostalgia, Breaking Tradition, and Social Justice — the show combines maquettes from productions of Cabaret, In the Heights, West Side Story and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; a pop-up theater where guests can view scenes from a conceptual revival of Spring Awakening; and interactive areas that invite museum-goers to “take center stage in a recreated stage set — and even tap dance.” (210) 824-5368

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

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

"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

Nate Cassie and Constance Lowe: Minding the Gaps

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through July 13
Ruiz-Healy Art 201-A E. Olmos Dr., San Antonio San Antonio


Although its title might conjure the sights and sounds of crowded London Underground stations, Ruiz-Healy Art’s new exhibition “Minding the Gaps” is not an artistic exploration of railway safety. Rather than addressing the potentially life-threatening distances between subway platforms and train cars, the gaps to be mindful of here are substantially more conceptual in nature. Blurring the boundaries between figuration and abstraction, form and function, the two-person show examines domesticity, permutation and perception while pairing sculptural works by mixed-media artists Nate Cassie and Constance Lowe. A New Jersey native who earned an MFA from UTSA and has exhibited at Artpace, the McNay and Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Cassie works between drawing, painting, sculpture, video and digital media. While his previous bodies of work have taken shape in abstract woodblock prints named after flowers, architectural birdhouses and etchings of spindly Texas trees, Cassie’s recent output falls within the realm of functional ceramics. While not immediately clear from their earthy finishes and organic imperfections, his almost ancient-looking jugs, cups and bottles reference hard-to-define “spaces in between” and the “gaps that distance surface from volume, skin and structure, formal and intuitive systems.” Missouri-born Lowe earned an MFA from Western Michigan University, has shown at the Southwest School of Art and the Phoenix Art Museum and, like Cassie, is an alum of Artpace’s International Artist-in-Residence program. Although perhaps better known for geometric abstractions that fuse elements of photography and fiber art, Lowe also pushes her work into a sculptural realm with curious objects that suggest interventions on furniture or household decor. Whether combining calfskin, vinyl, felt, wood, mirrors or hardware, her three-dimensional pieces often draw inspiration from her family’s history of Midwestern farming. As for the “gaps” in question, they reveal themselves in the context of Lowe’s interest in “the abstraction of farmland as seen from the air” — and specifically the painterly photographs of the Earth captured by NASA’s Landsat satellite. (210) 804-2219

Looking for Langston

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 11

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Although his resume includes writing and directing credits for the award-winning coming-of-age drama Young Soul Rebels (1991) and the blaxploitation documentary BaadAsssss Cinema (2002), British filmmaker and installation artist Isaac Julien is arguably better known for conceptual films presented on multiple screens simultaneously. Seemingly dissected and left for viewers to reassemble with their own eyes, these immersive projects have involved journeys to remote ice caves in Iceland, juxtapositions of Arctic and African landscapes, travels through China and curious collaborations with the likes of Tilda Swinton and James Franco. A co-founder of the Sankofa Film and Video Collective (an organization “dedicated to developing an independent black film culture in the areas of production, exhibition and audience”), Julien made one of his earliest waves with Looking for Langston — a 1989 film billed as “a lyrical exploration — and recreation — of the private world of poet, social activist, novelist, playwright and columnist Langston Hughes (1902-1967) and his fellow black artists and writers who formed the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920s.” In essence a non-linear homage that presents Hughes as a metaphor for the black gay experience, the film has earned cult status and is taught extensively in universities as part of African-American and queer studies programs. Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2017, Julien was a favorite of late local artist and philanthropist Linda Pace, who acquired more than 50 of his works during her lifetime. In celebration of Looking for Langston’s 30th anniversary, the Linda Pace Foundation’s gallery Studio at Ruby City showcases the 45-minute film as the anchor of a new exhibition of two recently acquired photographs Julien shot during production — Film-Noir Angels and Masquerade No. 3.

"Bruce Lee Shoes"

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-6 p.m. Continues through July 20
Cinnabar Art Gallery 1420 South Alamo, #147, San Antonio San Antonio


Cinnabar’s latest exhibition showcases the work of Emanuel De Sousa, a Portugese-born, London-based artist who puts a poppy spin on portraiture. In addition to nods to iconic martial artist Bruce Lee and his yellow jumpsuits, De Sousa’s latest series of paintings features porcelain dogs, mylar balloons and other objects plucked from “tiny closed universes where absurd, nonsensical realities make sense.” (210) 557-6073 (FAX); (210)

Sink, Florida, Sink

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

Buy Tickets$10-$35


A new play has risen from the depths and washed ashore at The Public Theater. As part of The Public’s Fresh Ink program, Shannon Jarrell-Ivey directs the world premiere of David Kimple’s near-future, semi-apocalyptic drama Sink, Florida, Sink. In the face of a 12th successive hurricane (climate change much?), Violet (Alyx Irene Gonzales), Sebastian (Ivan A. Ortega) and the other remaining residents of coastal hamlet Cocoa Beach must fight to keep their heads above water in more ways than one. While doing everything they can to keep their home afloat, Violet and Sebastian must confront a whole other storm when a mysterious stranger from their past reappears in town. Truly, in Cocoa Beach, it’s not just the hurricane-force winds you have to weather. (210) 733-7258

Art to Lunch

Every third Thursday, 12:30-1 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


Ideal for art enthusiasts with tight schedules and/or short attention spans, SAMA’s Art to Lunch series invites guests on a short-and-sweet two-object tour of works they might have overlooked in the galleries. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy on the grounds or grab a bite from nearby spots like The Luxury or Rosella. (210) 978-81090

Key Party

Thursdays, 8-9 p.m.
Bexar Stage 1203 Camden St., San Antonio Downtown

Buy TicketsFree


Bexar Stage hosts a completely free and improvised BYOB show in which performers choose keys from a bowl and invite audience members on stage to share an honest conversation with a fluid ensemble. Guests can enjoy free beer samples courtesy of Alamo Beer. (312) 971-7252

Stretch Zone Opens First Studio in San Antonio

Thu., June 20, 11 a.m.


@ Stretch Zone, 946 N. Loop 1604 West, Suite 150, San Antonio, TX 78232
Stretch Zone San Antonio will open its doors on Monday, May 20, and will host a Ribbon Cutting with the Stone Oak Business Association on Thursday, June 20, at 11:00 am. The grand opening celebration will continue throughout June 20 with light refreshments, giveaways, demonstrations, drawings and more from Stretch Zone and surrounding businesses. (210) 369-9888

Grouchy Mama Food Truck at Hyatt Regency San Antonio

Thu., June 20, 4 p.m.-12 a.m.


@ Hyatt Regency San Antonio, 123 Losoya St., San Antonio, TX 78205
The Grouchy Mama food truck will be stationed on Hyatt Regency San Antonio’s front drive on Thursday, June 20 4pm-midnight. Grouchy Mama provides delicious burger and sandwich options ranging from a jalapeno popper cheeseburger and a bacon gouda burger, to its famous Cap’n Crunch chicken sandwich and swiss mushroom caramelized onion grilled cheese.

USGBC South: Historic Preservation + LEED in King William

Thu., June 20, 5:30-7 p.m.

Buy Tickets$15-$30


@ The house at the corner of King William and Turner, pin 202 King William St, San Antonio, TX 78204-1314, United States
USGBC South Texas is hosting a tour of a newly ''green'' renovation of a historic home in the King William Neighborhood. The tour will include “before” photos to compare to the restored areas, as well as a review of the LEED Checklist for the project and how Historic Preservation and LEED can be achieved simultaneously. The ticket prices vary: if you're an emerging professional or student the price is $15.00, if you're a member it is $20.00 and if you're a non-member it is $30.00 (includes 1 drink ticket and appetizers).

Design Workshop: Staycation

Thu., June 20, 6-7:30 p.m.

Buy TicketsFree


@ Living Spaces, 4239 N Loop 1604 w., San Antonio, TX 78249
Learn how to style your home to perfection during a free monthly design workshops. At each session, expert design specialists will focus on a trending style topic and offer tips and tricks for how to bring that theme into your space. This workshop will teach how to create your own backyard getaway. (877) 266-7300

Michael Alanis Performs at Hyatt Regency San Antonio’s Q Bar

Thu., June 20, 6-9 p.m.


@ Q Bar at Hyatt Regency San Antonio, 123 Losoya Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
Local singer and songwriter Michael Alanis will perform at Hyatt Regency San Antonio’s Q bar on Thursday, June 20 between 6pm-9pm. Inspired by the blues, Alanis adds a blues-style to all songs he plays ranging from pop and funk to soul, country, Latin and rock.

Member Preview Party: Men of Steel, Women of Wonder

Thu., June 20, 6:30-8 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$0-25


Members see it first! An exclusive preview with music, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres. 210.978.8100

The Art of Bottoming

Thu., June 20, 7 p.m.
Sexology Institute and Boutique 707 S St Mary's, San Antonio Southtown

Buy Tickets$10

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The Sexology Institute will help guide guide you through the Art of Bottoming and anal sex. Learn everything from preparation techniques, arousal and stimulation tips, and some of our favorite positions for orgasmic anal penetration. The class will cover the booty basics and beyond. (210) 487-0371

Outdoor Film Series: Karate Kid

Thu., June 20, 7-10 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt, San Antonio San Antonio

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The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office will host the annual Outdoor Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza. Guests will be able to enjoy a screening of 'Karate Kid' along with themed activities, food trucks, vendors, entertainment and more. With plenty of lawn space, visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the movie. (210) 554-1000

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

CMI Summer Concert #3

Thu., June 20, 7:30 p.m.
UTSA Buena Vista Theater 501 W. César Chávez Blvd., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$29


Concurrent with the Classical Music Institute's 4th Annual Summer Music Education program, the 2019 summer concert series will feature CMI artist faculty in ensemble and chamber orchestra performing works by J.S. Bach, Amy Beach, Fanny Mendelssohn, Louise Farrenc, Dora Pejacevic, and others. (210) 223-8624

Mark Searcy

Thu., June 20, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Sam's Burger Joint 330 E. Grayson St., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$45


Mark Searcy comes to Sam's for an evening of great blues. Doors at 7pm. No seating guaranteed – any seating available is on a first come, first served basis. No refunds – all sales are final. All minors will be charged an additional $5 at the doors. 17 & under admitted with a parent or guardian only. (210) 223-2830

Briscoe Western Art Museum Lil’ Partners Summer Program

Thu., June 20, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Briscoe Western Art Museum 210 W. Market St., San Antonio, San Antonio San Antonio

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The Briscoe Western Art Museum presents Lil Partners Summer Program is designed for children and their caregivers that is inspired by the museum's summer exhibition, Into A New West. The program will include a photo booth and cowboy dress-up session, legos and stop-motion video making, story time, and more. (210) 299-4499

Live At the Library

Thu., June 20, 7-9 p.m.


At the Library will feature the Alternative/R&B group "Idyll Green" at the Patrick Heath library. Please stop by the Library's amphitheater this evening, for a fun and free event. (830) 249-3053

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