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The Play That Goes Wrong

Tue., June 18, 7:30 p.m., Wed., June 19, 7:30 p.m., 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

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

"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

“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

"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)

Ride: The Musical

Fridays, Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. Continues through June 22
The Gregg Barrios Theater at the Overtime 5409 Bandera Road, Suite 205, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$15


Grab that friend of yours who can do an ear-splitting two-finger whistle and hail a taxi to the Overtime Theater’s latest original production — Ride: The Musical. New York City cab driver Stockton spends his days in traffic, living his life in stop-and-go as he scrambles to pay the bills each paycheck, while his daughter Jess longs for a life beyond what can be afforded on their meager means. When a limo driver drops into their lives, the two are faced with a choice: “Will they continue life as they know it, or will they shift gears and change their lives forever?” Written by Rachel Roth and Dan Timoskevich, the production features Robert Moritz as Stockton and Arnie Rose as Jess. It’s directed by Nicole Erwin. (210) 557-7562

Appreciate Nature and Animals

Fri., June 21, 1-3 p.m. and Sat., June 22, 1-3 p.m.
Sherman Animal Care Complex 137 Earl Street, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$25


Students will gain a deeper understanding, compassion and respect for Nature and wildlife. Workshop attendees will create a bird feeder made from recycled materials and a wildlife painting. (210) 819-6058

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

Drip Irrigation Workshop

Sat., June 22, 10-11:30 a.m.
Rainbow Gardens-Thousand Oaks 2585 Thousand Oaks Dr., San Antonio San Antonio

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John Vann with the Bexar County Masters Gardeners Program will be the instructor. This is your chance to learn more about drip irrigation and how it can save you time and money. You will receive a small model in class to help learn how to set up the real thing in your garden! (210) 680-5734

Beekeeping Basics and More

Sat., June 22, 10-11 a.m.
Rainbow Gardens-Bandera 8516 Bandera Rd., San Antonio San Antonio

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Our guest speaker is Jim Bills with Bees In The East. Bill is passionate about bees and beekeeping! Join him for this interesting and insightful seminar and learn more about bees & what it takes to get started as a beekeeper. (210) 680-5734

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

Twenty Øne Piløts

Sat., June 22, 7 p.m.
AT&T Center One AT&T Center, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy from Ticketmaster$39.50-$332


Twenty Øne Piløts celebrates the release of their album Trench with The Bandito Tour. (210) 444-5000

A Concerto Evening

Sat., June 22, 7:30 p.m.
Ruth Taylor Recital Hall One Trinity Place, 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

Gina Chavez

Sat., June 22, 9 p.m.
Sam's Burger Joint 330 E. Grayson St., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$12-$50


Gina Chavez is an an eight-time Austin Music Award winner and 2015 Austin Musician of the Year. Her blend of bilingual folk-pop is uniting people all over the world from Austin to Chicago and Venezuela to Saudi Arabia. In addition to garnering national attention on NPR's All Things Considered and the Tiny Desk concert series, Chavez tours internationally as a cultural ambassador with the U.S. State Department and runs Niñas Arriba, a college scholarship fund for young women in gang-dominated El Salvador. (210) 223-2830

50 Years of Hope, A Pride Interfaith Service

Sun., June 23
Madison SQ Presbyterian Church 319 Camden Street, San Antonio San Antonio

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Madison SQ Presbyterian Church invites guests to gather in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. The church looks forward to seeing people from San Antonio spiritual communities; those affirming and inclusive of individuals that identify as LBGTQ+, as well as friends, allies, and supporters. (325) 245-3057

007 Summer Movie Series

Fri., June 21, 8-11 p.m.
Dellview Park 507 Basswood, San Antonio San Antonio

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Dellview Area Neighborhood Association and Grande Communications presents 007 summer movie series at Dellview Park. (210) 245 7331

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

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!

Through 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

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

Blue Star Contemporary presents work by Berlin Residency Artists in Exhibition Titled Fünf

Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Thursdays, Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Continues through Sept. 8
Blue Star Contemporary 116 Blue Star, San Antonio San Antonio


San Antonio’s first and longest running contemporary art non-profit, Blue Star Contemporary (located in the heart of the Blue Star Arts Complex), presents Fünf, on view June 7–September 8, 2019. This exhibition highlights the fifth year of Blue Star Contemporary’s Berlin Residency program and will feature artworks from 2017-2018 artists Amada Miller, Andrei Renteria, Ethel Shipton, and Jared Theis. The artists featured in Fünf present works they developed while in residence at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien and upon their return to San Antonio. Fünf brings together these artists to highlight the diversity of practices in the San Antonio art community and the impact of this life changing residency. The exhibition opens with a free reception on Friday, June 7. (210) 227-6960

“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

Party on the Tower Plaza

Fridays, 7-11 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25
Tower of the Americas 739 E Cesar Blvd, San Antonio San Antonio

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Join Tower of the Americas for free concert Fridays every week starting June 7! Listen to the best local sounds of San Antonio from 7 - 11 pm. Bring the whole family to enjoy music ranging from Tejano to country hits, blues, pop and more! 210.223.3101

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