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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

Texas Revolution Elite Soccer Academy Registration

Ongoing


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

Dark Oblation with DJ Green Reaper

Every other Tuesday, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
The Guillotine 1816 N Main Ave, San Antonio Central


Jam out to fan favorite favorite Death, Black, Grind and Hardcore classics with DJ Green Reaper. (210) 227-2623

Hot Summer Nights Music Series: Artist TBD

Tue., Aug. 20, 7-9 p.m.
Kissing Tree 201 Kissing Tree Lane, San Marcos Road Trip


Kissing Tree, a 55+ Active Adult Community in San Marcos, is hosting a “Hot Summer Nights” music series. Both residents and the public are welcome to attend this free, weekly outdoor music event. Enjoy drinks at the bar at Independence Hall, taste the latest creations at the Kissing Tree food truck and dance the night away under the Hill Country sky! (512) 379-5856

Texas Bistro August Wine Tasting

Tue., Aug. 20, 6-9 p.m.
Hillside Texas Bistro 1651 US-90, Castroville Road Trip

Buy Tickets$48


Relax, unwind and take in the beautiful rolling hills of the Medina River Valley as you enjoy gourmet delicacies paired with the perfect wine at Texas Bistro’s upcoming Food & Wine Tasting. You can enjoy the fourth in their Food & Wine Tasting series. Again, Chef Hill brings his magic touch to the menu, sourcing local, seasonal ingredients to perfectly pair with the local vintages being served. For additional menu details, visit hillsidetexas.com 830.538.3200

NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program Exhibition

Through Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Centro de Artes 101 S. Santa Rosa Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


An exhibition of visual art, film, and performance by the first round of participants in the New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program in San Antonio. Open daily 11am-6pm with an opening reception 6-9pm Thursday, June 27, Film & Performance night 6-9pm Thursday, July 11 and Artist Panel Discussion & Cataloque Release 6-9pm Wednesday, August 7. (210) 207-1435

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

Coen Brothers Movie Series

Tue., Aug. 20, 8-10 p.m., Wed., Aug. 21, 8-10 p.m. and Thu., Aug. 22, 8-10 p.m.
The Good Kind Southtown 1127 S St Mary's St, San Antonio Central

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Calling all Coen Brother film buffs. Head to The Good Kind Southtown for a three-part Coen Brothers Movie series starting Aug 20th-Aug 22nd! All movies start at sunset (approx 8pm). Part One will be Raising Arizona sponsored by The Trey Group on August 20th. Part Two will be The Big Lebowski sponsored by One80 Solar on August 21st. (White Russians will be on special) Part Three will be Fargo sponsored by SliMedica on August 22nd. All movies are projected on to a outdoor big screen with the help of Slab Cinema! Enjoy one, or all three cult classic Coen Brothers movies with The Good Kind. (210) 801-5892

National Stuttering Association SA Chapter: Monthly Meeting

Every third Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 20
Episcopal Church of Reconciliation 8900 Starcrest Dr, San Antonio San Antonio

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Guests are welcome to join the local chapter of National Stuttering Association. For more information on the NSA, check out their Facebook page. (210) 789-6993

Fajita Rita’s Food Truck at Hyatt Regency San Antonio

Tue., Aug. 20, 6 p.m.


@ Hyatt Regency San Antonio, 123 Losoya St., San Antonio, TX 78205
The Fajita Rita’s food truck will be stationed on Hyatt Regency San Antonio’s front drive on Tue., Aug. 20. It will be serving its famous fajitas, quesadillas, made-to-order street tacos and more from 6-11 pm.

Yummi Sushi Restaurant Week

Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Aug. 24


@ Yummi Japanese Restaurant, 24165 I-10, San Antonio, TX 78257
Participating in Culinaria's Restaurant Week this year at their Leon Springs location, Yummi Sushi will be offering a $15 pre-fixe lunch menu from 11am-3pm Monday-Saturday. The menu will offer appetizers like edamame, gyoza and spicy tuna tartar; the entree is any choice of house special rolls and for dessert is any flavor of mochi ice cream (2 pieces). (210) 698-1650

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

Live Trivia Tuesday

Tuesdays, 9:30 p.m.
Three-Legged Monkey 2313 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio North Central


Three-Legged Monkey hosts a night of free live trivia with prizes for first ($50), second ($20) and third place ($10). (210) 340-9233

Tunesday

Tuesdays, 7-10:30 p.m.
The Pigpen 106 Pershing Ave, San Antonio Mahnke Park

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Join the Pig Pen for their Tuesdays Open Mic Night. The event will feature a dozen local singer/songwriters, performing cool tunes. Hosted by The Whipples; The mic is open to anyone who signs up.

Fiesta Youth Teen Meeting

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Woodlawn Pointe 702 Donaldson Avenue, San Antonio Monticello


Every Tuesday, the nonprofit organization Fiesta Youth invites area LGBT youth and allies (between the ages of 12 and 18) into welcoming atmosphere focused on friendship and support. Meetings for parents and caregivers of LGBT youth are held the second Tuesday of the month (6:30-8:30pm).

Culinaria’s San Antonio Restaurant Week at Cover 3

Through Sept. 2, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

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@ Cover 3, 1806 N 1604 W
Cover 3 is participating in Culinaria’s San Antonio Restaurant Week, directly supporting culinary and education programs, from August 10 - 24. Prix fix meal options include a full-course lunch for $15 and dinner for $35. Enjoy San Antonio Restaurant Week pricing while helping make a difference in the San Antonio community by making your reservation today! Visit https://culinariasa.org/restaurantweeksinfo for the full menu and additional information. 5123741121

“Don’t Trash Where You Splash” River Cleanup Program

Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Continues through Oct. 31

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To keep the rivers of Texas Hill Country River Region pristine, groups of travelers with 6+ people can sign up to clean a section of the Frio, Sabinal and Nueces Rivers. Volunteers will be awarded $10/person, per hour of approved scheduled cleanup, which will be donated to a charity of their choice. Groups must fill out an application in advance and sign a waiver. (830) 232-4310

Hot Dogs & Craft Beer

Tuesdays, 9 p.m. Continues through July 8
Retox Bar 1031 Patricia, San Antonio Central

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The Retox Bar is hosting a Tuesday night craft beer night with over 80 combinations to try. Every beer is on sale for $4.50 or less, guests will also receive a free hot dog with their purchase. (210) 775-2886

Millennial Movement: Financial Literacy Workshop & Business Opportunity

Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m.

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@ Grit, Grind & Grace, Agency, 6322 Sovereign Dr.
Join us as we discuss the importance of finances, resources and tools to help you start your 2019 off on the right track and also about the amazing business opportunity with PHP Agency. (210) 816-1632

Tales of Laredito

Tue., Aug. 20, 6 p.m.
Casa Navarro State Historic Site 228 S. Laredo St., San Antonio San Antonio


Tales of Laredito is the story of what once was the Laredito neighborhood in downtown San Antonio. Travel through five time periods with narrative, and musical performances by Maria Zentella and Binisa Zentella. (210) 226-4801

CyberTexas Job Fair | Join Us. Get Hired.

Tue., Aug. 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
UTSA Downtown Campus 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez, San Antonio Central

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Cyber security professionals and students meet face-to-face with leading cyber security employers at the CyberTexas Job Fair Tuesday, August 20, from 11am - 3pm at the Durango Building at the UTSA downtown San Antonio campus. The free CyberTexas Job Fair is held in conjunction with the CyberTexas conference. Our featured employers include Abacus Technology, Accenture Federal, Inflow, IPSecure, Mission Essential, Naval Information Warfare Center, Osi Vision, Raytheon IIS, SOSi and more! (703) 871-0037

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

PuroSlam Poetry ft. DJ Donnie Dee

Every other Tuesday, 9:30 p.m.-12 a.m.
The Mix 2423 N St. Mary's, San Antonio Central


PuroSlam is a weekly poetry competition open to anyone with original content. Audience members serve as judges, hecklers and arbiters of taste, at least for the night. Free Speech 100%, cash and prizes awarded. DJ Donnie Dee spins. So bring a thick skin and your best stuff and show San Anto what you got! Sign up 9:30, slam 10ish. (210) 735-1313

Free Sporcle Live Trivia

Tuesdays, 8-10 p.m. Continues through Dec. 30
Halcyon Southtown 1414 S. Alamo, San Antonio San Antonio


Free live trivia happening every Tuesday night at 8pm. Halcyon gift cards are up for grabs: $25 for 1st place, $20 for 2nd, and $15 for 3rd. (210) 277-7045

Dueling Piano Show!

Mondays-Sundays, 7 p.m.
Howl at the Moon 111 W. Crockett, San Antonio San Antonio


Howl at the Moon is the total entertainment experience. Their high-energy live music show is centered around dance hits and party anthems that will get you dancing in no time. An enjoyable event for party-goers of all ages (21 and above), out-of-towners and everything in between. (210) 212-4770

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.

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

Open Mic with Ila Minori

Tuesdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Sancho's Cantina 628 Jackson St., San Antonio Downtown


Sancho's Cantina is hosting Open Mic night. The event is open for comedians, bands, singers etc. Sancho's has a small PA and a drum kit but drummers should bring their own hardware and cymbals. (210) 320-1840

Classy Broads Book Club: Surrender

Tue., Aug. 20, 7-8 p.m.
Sexology Institute and Boutique 707 S St Mary's, San Antonio Southtown

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Being a classy broad means owning your sexuality and having fun while doing it! Local pinup doll Miss Hexanberry invites you to a playful romp in the world of romance and erotica. The group will discuss the ins and outs of the book of the month and share a few laughs. Too busy to keep up with the reading? Don't worry, she'll give you the “clit notes” at the beginning of each meeting to keep you abreast of the steamy comings and goings. (210) 487-0371

Tales of Laredito

Tue., Aug. 20, 6-7 p.m.
Casa Navarro State Historic Site 228 S. Laredo St., San Antonio San Antonio


Tales of Laredito is the story of Barrio Laredito in downtown San Antonio with a musical performative narrative. The audience will learn how Barrio Laredito evolved culturally through five distinctive time periods while the people of the community kept through generation their cultural inheritances alive. Interpretation and music by Dr. C. Maria Zentella and Binisa Zentella. (210) 226-4801

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