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Celebrity Fan Fest

Sun., June 16, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall 3201 E Houston St, San Antonio Downtown


Seven months after its launch, Celebrity Fan Fest is back again, this time in a new venue — the Freeman Coliseum and Expo Hall. After last year’s DC Comics-centric event, CFF is riding the Avengers: Endgame wave with a guest list featuring Marvel stars Paul Bettany (Vision), Benedict Wong (Wong), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Anthony Mackie (Falcon) and Lee Pace (Ronan the Accuser). DC fans aren’t left hanging, though, as Jason Momoa returns, bringing along Aquaman co-star Amber Heard. Action hero Dolph Lundgren, Star Trek’s Walter Koenig and WWE stars Finn Balór and Becky Lynch will also make appearances, and the con’s slate of guest artists includes San Antonio illustrator John Picacio, official Star Wars artist Steve Anderson and comic book creators Wes Hartman, Bill Williams and Timothy Lim.

“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

"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

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

Ride: The Musical

Fridays, Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. and Sun., June 16, 5-7 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

Taste Fest

Sun., June 16, 12-9 p.m.
Lockwood Park 800 N Olive, San Antonio San Antonio

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Taste Fest is the first multicultural cancer benefit event in San Antonio. The event will have live music, basketball, food, drinks, games, kid zone, donation, a contest, a car show, and more. The event will also be giving out information about cancer awareness, opioid addiction, investment education, and community networking. Support a cause!!!! Half of profits will be given to American Cancer Society, Camp Discovery, Wounded Warriors. Also Local Charities: Increase The Peace .Org & TBA. (832) 930-2722

Boerne Berges Fest

Sun., June 16, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Kendall County Fairgrounds 1307 River Rd., Boerne Boerne

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Boerne’s hometown celebration occurs every Father's Day Weekend at the historic Herff Park. Berges Fest is a fun-filled weekend of live music, old-fashioned contests of skill and luck, and more.

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

Dia de los Daddy's Hot Rod & Classic Car Show

Through June 16, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Traders Village SW Loop 410 & Old Pearsall Road, San Antonio San Antonio

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Father's Day Weekend let Dad be Dad. It's the 8th Annual "Dia de los Daddy's" Hot Rod & Classic Car Show & Swap Meet. If Dad has a cool car, bring it! If not, you will get to see some of San Antonio's finest & coolest. We will have bands both days to keep the fun going. (210) 623-8383

Monthly Cultural Dance Workshops

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

Buy Tickets$10

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

Going Places

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 8
The DoSeum 2800 Broadway St, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$14


The DoSeum’s summer exhibition, Going Places, kids can explore how we drive, float, glide, and zoom. This Stem experience will immerse visitors into the science of getting around over land, sea, air and space. With 17 play-centered exhibits, they will encounter concepts like velocity, gravity, buoyancy, aerodynamics, energy efficiency, space science, carbon footprint and design. (210) 212-4453

Sparkling Nights at Eddie V’s

Through July 28, 5-10 p.m.


@ Eddie V's, 1834 N Loop 1604 W. San Antonio, TX 78248
Inspired by a French summer soirée, Eddie V’s today popped open its signature summer event, Sparkling Nights. The eight-week celebration offers guests a winning combination of a French-inspired lobster tasting trio and French champagne or wine. For $25, Eddie V’s is serving up a bit of French flair with the Sparkling Nights menu featuring champagne and wine favorites from France- Veuve Clicquot, Miraval Rosé, and Louis Latour Mercurey Burgundy 2016 - with a tasting trio of Lobster Tempura, Lobster and Potato Croquette, and a nostalgic Mini Lobster Thermidor—all featuring Coldwater South African Lobster. (210) 493-1600

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

Kellen Stanley: "Rite of Passage"

Saturdays, 12-8 p.m., Sundays, 12-5 p.m. and Wednesdays-Fridays, 5-8 p.m. Continues through June 30
FL!GHT Gallery 112R Blue Star, San Antonio Southtown


Kellen Stanley's solo show, "Rite of Passage," will open on Thursday 6/6 at 7-8:30 PM, with the artist activating the installation in a durational performance. The body of work is text-based and features poetry depicting the artist's mother who once was a painter before switching career tracks to education. The performance will reveal the installation of poetry one line at a time much like excavating an archaeological site. (210) 872-2586

Brunch on the Riverwalk

Saturdays, Sundays, 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Hotel Contessa 306 W. Market, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$12-$20

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Check out how Hotel Contessa does Brunch with their new all-day brunch menu available every Saturday and Sunday on the Riverwalk. Try banana bread french toast, a crab cake benedict, chicken and waffle sliders, and more. Plus, guests can enjoy live entertainment from 11 am- 1 pm. (210) 298-8040

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

Brunch 101

Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Southtown 101 101 Pereida, San Antonio San Antonio

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Get schooled on How-To-Brunch the right way at Southtown 101. This event won't offer foo-foo foods or weird creations, just steak, eggs, bacon, pancakes, and burgers. This brunch will also offer buckets of champagne, mason jar micheladas, sangria, and bloody mary's to cure any hangover.

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.

Downtown Delicacy

Saturdays, Sundays, 1-4 p.m.
Ocho at the Havana Hotel 1015 Navarro Street, San Antonio San Antonio

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Ocho at the Havana Hotel is hosting a downtown delicacy tour for food lovers. Whether it is traditional Tex-Mex or dishes unique to San Antonio, the tour will excite your taste buds and show you a side of The Alamo City never seen before. (210) 951-2416

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.

"Weird Al" Yankovic: The Strings Attached Tour 2019

Sun., June 16, 8 p.m.
The Majestic Theatre 224 E Houston, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy from Ticketmaster$39.50-$89.50


Purveyor of irreverent hits Weird Al Yankovic originated a brand of satirical pop with major staying power, proven by a four-decade back catalog that includes everything from geek rap “White and Nerdy” to 11-minute deep cut “Albuquerque.” Although he hasn’t released an album since 2014’s Mandatory Fun, Weird Al still tours regularly, and now follows up 2018’s “The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour” with “The Strings Attached Tour.” That’s right, folks — Weird Al has strung up the stage, and you’re gonna love it. Without a new studio album to promote — though Broadway fans will cross their fingers for an appearance of his Hamilton polka medley — Weird Al has to shake things up in a different way, and what’s better than rearranging his music to add an orchestral complement? Weird Al and his original band will be joined by backup singers and a full symphony orchestra, so get ready to hear classics from “Eat It” to “Amish Paradise” in a whole new way. (210) 226-3333

Father’s Day Brunch at Krause’s Cafe

Sun., June 16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Krause's Cafe 148 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels New Braunfels


On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, Krause’s Cafe & Biergarten is offering a hearty, buffet-style brunch to treat dads. From 9am to 2pm Krause’s will host its Father’s Day Brunch with offerings that include smoked pork rack, omelet and pancake stations, bacon, sausage, home fries and more. There will be live music on the pavilion performed by Anthony Wright as well as a bloody mary bar and over 70 beers on tap to celebrate. To ensure that dad doesn’t have to wait, Krause’s is selling tickets for various seating times to maintain flow and quality of experience. (830) 625-2807

Father's Day at Topgolf

Sun., June 16, 9-12 a.m.
Topgolf San Antonio 5539 North Loop 1604 W, San Antonio Far North

Buy Tickets$75-$125


Your dad is worth celebrating every day, but this Father’s Day is your chance to go all out for him. Topgolf offers you the opportunity to treat your dad to food, drinks and games the entire family will love.

Father’s Day Brunch at Krause’s

Sun., June 16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Buy Tickets$9-$25


@ Krause’s Cafe & Biergarten, 148 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130
On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, Krause’s Cafe & Biergarten is offering a hearty, buffet-style brunch to treat dads. From 9am-2pm. Krause’s will host its Father’s Day Brunch with offerings that include smoked pork rack, omelet and pancake stations, bacon, sausage, home fries and more. There will be live music in the pavilion from Anthony Wright, as well as a bloody mary bar and over 70 beers on tap to celebrate. To ensure that Dad doesn’t have to wait, Krause’s is selling tickets for various seating times to maintain flow and quality of experience. Tickets for the buffet-style are selling for $25 for adults and $9 for kids 12 and under. (830) 625-2807

FatherFest 2019

Sun., June 16, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Alamo Beer Company 415 Burnet St, San Antonio San Antonio

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FatherFest is an annual event held on Father’s Day to support prostate cancer screening and research. The growing celebration of fathers and families will include free prostate, testosterone and lipid screening for men. Music and various family-friendly activities will round out the event. Who does it benefit? Pints for Prostates, a grassroots campaign to raise awareness among men about prostate cancer and importance of early detection. www.pintsforprostates.org. The event begins with a Jim Cullum Jazz brunch with food from Smoke Shack at 10am (admission is $40). The festivities will take place from 12pm-9pm: there will be food, games, raffles and more. (210) 872-5589

Texas Bistro Father’s Day Specials

Sun., June 16, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Hillside Texas Bistro 1651 US-90, Castroville Road Trip


Texas Bistro will offer Father’s Day specials on Sunday, June 16th. Located in the recently renovated Hillside Boutique Hotel, Texas Bistro offers a modern twist on comfort food with a focus on fresh, regional ingredients. Executive Chef, David Hill has crafted several unique offerings just for dad because “real men don’t eat quiche,” says Chef Hill. Also, why not treat dad to some R&R at Hillside’s full-service spa offering an array of treatments including gentlemen’s facials, massages and a special Father’s Day Pedicure available through the month of June. Hillside is also offering 10% off spa gift cards all month. (830) 538-3200

Pluckers Fathers Day: Dads Eat Free

Sun., June 16, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Pluckers – Selma 14881 IH-35 North, Selma Universal City

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Pluckers Wing Bar is thrilled to announce that this Father’s Day dads eat free at all locations. All dads can enjoy a complimentary entree, side and non-alcoholic beverage (up to a $15 value) from Pluckers’ extensive menu when they show their Pluckers Club or Pluckers Club Lite membership on the Pluckers mobile app upon arrival. The Pluckers app is now available on iTunes and Google Play and allows members to ditch the Pluckers Club card and explore more ways than ever to earn points and keep up with the latest specials, events and competitions. (210) 655-9464

Father's Day Pig Roast

Sun., June 16, 12-4 p.m.

Buy Tickets$35


@ Meadow Neighborhood Eatery, 555 W. Bitters Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216
Celebrate your dad this Father’s Day with a fun day at a pig roast hosted by Meadow Neighborhood Eatery. Chef PJ Edwards will be cooking two whole hogs. The event will have live music on the patio, fun yard games for all, door prizes, a bounce house for the kids and a bacon eating contest! They will also have a full buffet with sides and snacks for the kids! There will be Texas beers and Summer cocktails for adults 21+. The entry fee is $35 for Adults; Children 12 and under enter for free. Tickets must be purchased in advance! (210) 481-4214

Precious Child Slices Through San Antonio

Sun., June 16, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
The Mix 2423 N St. Mary's, San Antonio Central


Bats Out! brings on another night of hard beats and electronic angst with three acts to bring some voltage into your cold, dead hearts. The lineup kicks off at 10:30pm with Wolf Party (Noise/Hard Shoegaze, http://www.wolfpartynoise.bandcamp.com/), followed by Cartilage Casanova (Synth/Darkwave, https://soundcloud.com/cartilagecasanova) and Precious Child (Industrial/Pop, http://www.preciouschild.com/). No cover; 21+ only. (210) 735-1313

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