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Juana Córdova, Francis Almendárez, Narcissister

Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 8
Artpace 445 N. Main Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


The latest round of Artpace's International Artist-in-Residence program demands to be heard as much as seen. Each of the artists elected by guest curator Karina Aguilera Skvirsky has created visually distinct and seemingly disparate bodies of work, but the exhibitions are united by the presence of sound. For "Chronicles of Uprooting," Juana Córdova (Cuenca, Ecuador) collected samples of tumbleweed, an immigrant plant that made its way to the American West via a shipment of flaxseed from Russia, and achiote seeds, a plant common to the tropics of Latin America that has been used to give flavor and color to food, cosmetics and textiles since the Pre-Columbian era. The space is filled with a gentle droning, provided both by fans that keep three tumbleweeds spinning aloft in transparent tubes and a video installation featuring the frenetic movement of insects. From the winding roads of flattened tumbleweed unspooled on the wall to a diaspora of achiote seeds mounted in a corner, Córdova renders the journeys of immigrant peoples in miniature, metaphorically connecting the movement of flora to human migration worldwide. Francis Almendárez (Houston) focuses on the rhythms of work both commercial and domestic in "rhythm and (p)leisure." Shot in Honduras and El Salvador, the multi-screen video installation is abuzz with the myriad sounds of human tasks, whether it be a man hammering the soles of counterfeit Nike sneakers, a woman gently sweeping a tile floor or a group drumming on a street corner. From the rushed pace of the city to the more leisurely speed of the countryside, Almendárez has captured the processes of human work, both material and immaterial, and reveals how even activities we view as leisure are still "work" in their own right. Piles of clothes on pallets offer the viewer a place to sit or recline, but this is merely a brief respite before the garments reenter the global circulation of sale, resale and disposal. Masked artist Narcissister (New York, New York) is a provocateur whose performance art has been seen in venues from burlesque clubs to America's Got Talent. While functionally silent, the bombastic imagery of the erotic collages included in "Wimmin" are loud in their own way, unapologetically confronting the intersection of femininity, race and sexuality. However, the artist's work also possesses an auditory component that arises when pieces are "activated" (a term she isn't particularly fond of) in performance. During the free opening reception, performances will cycle every half hour, featuring small gestures such as the swishing of the fabric of a formal dress as it's wrapped around a body encased in a bale of aluminum cans and the echoing clank of the pan-eyelids of an assembled face being opened by an anonymous performer, who completes the structure's features with a large, pierced nose worn on her back. (210) 212-4900

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

Dreamgirls

Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through Sept. 15
Woodlawn Theatre 1920 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$18-$30


Voted “Best Community Theatre” in the Current from 2014-2018, the Woodlawn Theatre has established itself as, well, one of the city’s best. Boasting a historic 1945 venue with art deco trimmings, the Woodlawn has been hosting showstoppers year-round since 2012. The Tony Award-winning 1981 Broadway hit Dreamgirls will close out this year’s summer programming with its tale of three young black women from Chicago who chase their dreams of music stardom in the ’60s and ’70s. Along the way, they must navigate the glittery but rocky path to fame, littered with obstacles like broken friendships, a surprise pregnancy and competition from other performers. Although not based on any one group, the show draws inspiration from R&B acts like the Supremes, the Shirelles and Jackie Wilson, and it’s supported by a soundtrack of show-stoppers — “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” even topped Billboard’s R&B charts in 1982. (210) 267-8388

'And Then I Met You'

Thursdays-Saturdays, 3-7 p.m. Continues through Sept. 20
Sala Diaz 517 Stieren St, San Antonio San Antonio


Whether working in collage, animation, painting, drawing or sculpture, San Antonio artist Sarah Fox conjures bizarre dreams, fairy tales, myths and allegories. A near constant is the presence of animal-human hybrids — women and children either blessed or afflicted by squid tentacles, horse heads, beaks, wings or hooves. Femininity, including colors and materials stereotypically labeled as feminine, also informs her multimedia work, which has been shown fairly extensively on the local level (Artpace, Hello Studio, Blue Star Contemporary, Southwest School of Art, FL!GHT Gallery, the list goes on) as well as in Germany, Austria and Mexico. A New Jersey native who grew up in Houston and counts authors Joseph Campbell and Rudyard Kipling among her influences, Fox recently adopted a son. This “amazing, exhausting, life-changing event” has deeply impacted her latest body of work. Beyond inspiring her to create “serious, engaging, meaningful work about love,” motherhood has led her to investigate masculinity along with “the pressures and constraints gender norms place on little boys so early in their life.” A creative response to everything from onesies emblazoned with footballs and dinosaurs to flower-sniffing Ferdinand the Bull and Ponyboy Curtis, the sensitive “greaser” who narrates S.E. Hinton’s coming-of-age novel The Outsiders, “And Then I Met You” employs playful young centaurs as protagonists in an artful creation story that challenges tough-guy narratives. When quizzed about her affection for Aesop’s Fables and whether there are parallels to be drawn, Fox replied, “I am very interested in stories we sort of tell ourselves (as human beings) again and again and cross-culturally. … Maybe with the adoption story I was trying to tell an essential fable of love and sort of finding a home.” Summed up by the artist as “an exhibition about the nature of little boys and the men that they become,” “And Then I Met You” comprises animation, cyanotypes, a self-published children’s book, a quilt and a music box incorporating fetal heart-monitor records from her son’s birth. During the opening reception, Fox will be joined by fellow artists Brittany Ham and Hilary Rochow for a fitting complement in the form of a shadow puppet performance. (972) 900-0047

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Curious Candy Murder

Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31
The Gregg Barrios Theater at the Overtime 5409 Bandera Road, Suite 205, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$15


Scott McDowell is back at it again with a brand-new case for genius detective Sherlock Holmes to crack with a bit of help from crime-solving collaborators in the audience of the Overtime Theater. In Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Curious Candy Murder, Holmes and loyal sidekick Dr. John Watson must enter the seedy criminal underworld of 1902 London to prevent the murder of none other than the city’s QueenPin of Crime. As the plot advances, the audience will help steer the story toward one of four possible outcomes at the end of the play. McDowell’s comedic take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic character stars Ashley Deleona as Holmes and Michael Goodwin as Watson, and will run August 9-31, offering plenty of chances to view all of the possible endings. (210) 557-7562

Sound of Summer Fest

Saturdays, 1-11 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31
Nelson Wolff Stadium 5757 W. U.S. Hwy 90, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$69-$199


The inaugural Sound of Summer Music Fest will take place at Nelson Wolff Stadium, where the Mala Luna festival is held, and it sports a similar lineup focused on hip-hop, R&B, EDM and Urbano Latino. The two-day event will feature heavy hitters such as TYGA, PnB Rock, Chief Keef, Dej Loaf, Play-N-Skillz, Carter Cruise and Kelow Latesha. (210) 675-7275

Lennox Now Accepting Nominations for Community Program, Feel The Love

Fri., Aug. 30, 12 a.m.-11:45 p.m.

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@ Lennox’ Feel The Love Nominations, San Antonio, TX
Lennox invites you to nominate your deserving neighbors and friends to receive heating and cooling equipment at no cost! Recipients are selected based on a variety of criteria, including physical, mental or social disabilities; financial challenges; job loss; military service; and community service. But beyond that, each recipient has one thing in common: they always put others first. On October 5th and 6th, Feel The Love Weekend, Lennox dealers from across the country will install new equipment for the selected nominees. To nominate a member of your community, visit FeelTheLove.com by August 31, 2019. (214) 259-4401

Melanie Rush Davis | A Requirement of Time

Fri., Aug. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m.


A 2019 Fotoseptiembre USA Exhibition. An exhibition documenting a lifetime of photography by the celebrated “pinhole queen” of San Antonio, Melanie Rush Davis (1955–2018), including dozens of portraits, parades and haunted locations presented as a linear series. (210) 200-8263

SSA Faculty Show Triennial

Fri., Aug. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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Opening Reception will be Fri. Aug. 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. On display from Aug. 30 until Sep. 29, 2019. As the first and only independent college of art in Texas, Southwest School of Art boasts a faculty that reflects the school's approach to making as a form of inquiry and discovery, with equal emphasis on ideas and skills. This group exhibition highlights SSA's full-time faculty and provides a survey of artistic styles and disciplines, while allowing a glimpse into each faculty member's current creative direction and practice. (210) 200-8263

Pete Constante Performs at Hyatt Regency San Antonio’s Q Bar

Fri., Aug. 30, 6-9 p.m.


@ Q Bar at Hyatt Regency San Antonio, 123 Losoya Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
Pete Constante began playing music in church at the age of 12 years old. He specializes in performing alternative and soulful Latin Rock Blues music. Constante will perform at Q Bar on Friday, August 30 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

EVO Entertainment Group Presents Muddfest 2019

Fri., Aug. 30, 6-11 p.m.
The Backyard Amphitheater 2254 US-87, Fredericksburg Fredericksburg, TX

Buy Tickets$35


EVO Entertainment Group is excited to host Muddfest 2019 at their Fredericksburg property, Backyard Amphitheater, on Friday, August 30, beginning at 6 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to see acclaimed alternative rock band, Puddle of Mudd, take the stage with their sixth studio album in nearly a decade. Other bands set to perform include Saliva, Trapt, Rehab and Tantric.

ReDo: Adult Nights at The DoSeum

Fri., Aug. 30, 7-9:30 p.m.
The DoSeum 2800 Broadway St, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$35


Grab your mums, don your school colors and join The DoSeum for their next ReDo: Adult Nights on August 30, presented by Shiner Beer. The theme for the night is Pep Rally! Explore all the fun The DoSeum exhibits have to offer along with special activities that will transport you back to your favorite pep rally. Break out your alma mater spirit while you sample bites from local restaurants and sip on specialty cocktails! (210) 212-4453

Molotov Live

Fri., Aug. 30, 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
Vibes Event Center 1211 E. Houston Steet, San Antonio Downtown

Buy from TicketFly$36

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Din Productions Presents MOLOTOV on Friday, August 30, 2019! Doors will open at 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm.

Boz Scaggs

Fri., Aug. 30, 8 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio River Walk


Former Steve Miller Band guitarist Boz Scaggs has been making innovative music for over 50 years with classic hits including "Lido Shuffle," "Breakdown Dead Ahead," and "Look What You’ve Done to Me." Last year, he released his latest album "Out of the Blues" and continues to court fans with his soulful style. (210) 223-8624

Stripping For Your Lover with Jasper St. James

Fri., Aug. 30, 8-9 p.m.
Sexology Institute and Boutique 707 S St Mary's, San Antonio Southtown

Buy Tickets$15

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Have you dreamed about doing a sexy private show for your lover? Award-winning burlesque performer Jasper St. James will be at the Sexology Institute to guide you through the inner workings of creating the perfect striptease. Jasper will share some dos and don'ts for setting the mood and accessorizing your tease, as well as demonstrate some easy yet ultra-sexy moves that will leave your lover wanting more. Open to all genders, abilities and orientations. No previous dance background needed. Athletic wear is encouraged, heels optional. $15, and receive 20% off purchases. (210) 487-0371

Film on the Green: Superman II

Fri., Aug. 30, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


Outdoor films in collaboration with Slab Cinema. Films begin at sundown. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. During inclement weather, films are cancelled. Pets are not permitted on the Museum campus; however, service animals are permitted at the Museum. (210) 978-8100

Shinyribs

Fri., Aug. 30, 9 p.m.
Sam's Burger Joint 330 E. Grayson St., San Antonio San Antonio


Shinyribs return with their soulful Americana music to entertain and party with San Antonio at Sam's. An event you don't want to miss. Doors open at 8pm. (210) 223-2830

CrankBait CD Release Party

Fri., Aug. 30, 9 p.m.
El Luchador 622 Roosevelt Ave, San Antonio Southtown


San Antonio's favorite fishing punk rock band CRANKBAIT is releasing their debut EP, 'Tight Lines'. Get ready to hear a bunch of true stories about fishing delivered in the style of the Vandals, DESCENDENTS, and Bouncing Souls. Their new music video can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ydW4Vi6n9M. They'll be joined by freshman rockers Horizon City out of Odessa, as well as locals Nothing Lost and Michael Turnini. (210) 272-0016

Chris Knight

Fri., Aug. 30, 9 p.m.
John T Floore's Country Store 14492 Old Bandera Rd., Helotes San Antonio


Floore's presents Chris Knight. Doors open at 7pm. (210) 6958827 (FAX); (210)

Ruben V LIVE

Fri., Aug. 30, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
The Aquaduck Beer Garden 9214 Espada Road, San Antonio South Side

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Primo Promos and The Aquaduck Beer Garden welcome Ruben V to the Friday night entertainment lineup! (210) 600-3280

Third Eye "Fear Inoculum" Listening Party and Performance

Fri., Aug. 30, 10 p.m.
Tonic 5500 Babcock Rd., #117, San Antonio San Antonio


This is the release date every Tool fan has been waiting for. Join San Antonio's own homegrown tribute act Third Eye in celebration of the new Tool album, which includes a listening party and live tribute sets. 21 and up only. (210) 877-5858

Crank Bait CD Release Party

Fri., Aug. 30, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
El Luchador 622 Roosevelt Ave, San Antonio Southtown


CD Release show for Crankbait. Also featuring: With Nothing Lost, Horizon City, Michael Turnini (210) 272-0016

Fall Raised Bed Gardening

Sat., Aug. 31, 10-11 a.m.
Rainbow Gardens-Thousand Oaks 2585 Thousand Oaks Dr., San Antonio San Antonio

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Head to Rainbow Gardens as their friends from Uprooted Gardens give the lowdown on fall gardening. This class will include containers as well as raised bed gardening tips. They will talk about what we should be doing right now, even in the heat to get ready for the best garden ever! Including soil prep, vegetable choices and planting times. (210) 680-5734

San Antonio Vegfest 2019 Vegan Food and Music Festival

Sat., Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunset Station 1174 E Commerce, San Antonio Downtown

Buy Tickets$5-$50

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Vegan Initiative Dynamic Association is proud to present the 1st ever San Antonio VegFest 2019. San Antonio VegFest seeks to inspire people to reduce environmental pollution and animal suffering, caused by factory farming, by choosing to live a plant-based lifestyle. The event will feature nationally recognized speakers, informative exhibitors, cooking demos, live musical performances, a large variety of vegan food vendors, exclusive festival giveaways, interactive activities, and a catered Vegan VIP area, which will include delicious samples of vegan food. (210) 880-5129

Fall Is For Planting

Sat., Aug. 31, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Rainbow Gardens-Bandera 8516 Bandera Rd., San Antonio San Antonio

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Come on out to Rainbow Gardens for Rainbow Garden's Fall Gardening seminar with David Rodriguez, Horticulturist for Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service of Bexar County. David will talk about fall vegetable planting as well as trees and shrubs. Be sure to bring your gardening questions for the local horticultural expert, he loves answering questions! (210) 680-5734

Ultimate Orgasms for Her

Sat., Aug. 31, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Sexology Institute and Boutique 707 S St Mary's, San Antonio Southtown

Buy Tickets$15


The Sexology Institute and Boutique invites you to a fun and interactive workshop where they’ll explore the wonders of the female orgasm. Learn how to bring on multiple orgasms, overcome hurdles and unleash the truth about female ejaculation. Learn to feel confident, sexy and in control of your body! $15 and receive 20% off purchases. (210) 487-0371

Fajita Rita’s Food Truck at Hyatt Regency San Antonio

Sat., Aug. 31, 12 p.m.


@ Hyatt Regency San Antonio, 123 Losoya Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
The Fajita Rita’s food truck will be stationed on Hyatt Regency San Antonio’s front drive on Saturday, August 31. It will be serving its famous fajitas, quesadillas, made-to-order street tacos and more between noon and 11 p.m.

Shoe Fly 2K19

Sat., Aug. 31, 12-6 p.m.
The Rock Box 1223 E. Houston St., San Antonio Downtown

Buy Tickets$10-$15

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A day of fly kicks, creative art and custom shoes being made in front of you. Vintage vendors, sale and resale, trades, barters – all are welcome. Plus, experience good vibes and good music by Alec Soul. All custom shoes and paintings will be raffled off at the show. (210) 677-9453

Watermelon & Water Balloon Festival

Sat., Aug. 31, 3-10 p.m.
The Roundup Outdoor Music Venue 531 FM 3351 N, Boerne Boerne

Buy Tickets$5-$10


Please join The Roundup for a fun-filled back to school event for families at The Roundup Music Venue in Boerne, Texas on August 31st. They will have: live music, food trucks, face painting, playground with giant bounce, giant Slip n Slide, along with kiddie splash area, massive water balloon fight and more! (830) 428-3231

80s Night

Sat., Aug. 31, 6-9:30 p.m.
SA Country Saloon 10127 Coachlight, San Antonio San Antonio


The Royal, Sovereign and Imperial Court of the Alamo Empire Presents: 80s Night... Cocktail hour at 6pm; show at 7pm. Proceeds raised will benefit the Reign 28 Charities. (210) 525-0915 (FAX); (210)

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