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Motionless in White

Tue., Oct. 15, 6-11 p.m.
VIBES Event Center 1211 E. Houston Steet, San Antonio Downtown

Buy Tickets$28-$30

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Motionless in White surfed in on the mid-2000s alt-rock resurgence wave and continues to release new material. The band’s latest album Disguise remains rooted in that special place that came after grunge and before the emo explosion. Songs like “Reincarnate” and “Another Life” make it hard to tell whether the members are men or vampires. Seeing as they’re from Scranton, Pennsylvania — America’s version of Transylvania — you may want to bring some garlic and a wooden stake just in case.

Alex de Leon and Elizabeth McGrath

Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 29
Artpace 445 N. Main Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


As it prepares for what promises to be a memorable 25th anniversary in 2020, Artpace is thoughtfully looking back at its infancy — a period guided by its founder, the late artist, collector and philanthropist Linda Pace. Following in the same reflective vein as the 2018 group show “Then and Now,” which brought together works by local Artpace residency alumni Ken Little, Kathy Vargas, Constance Lowe and Ángel Rodríguez Díaz, the influential institution’s latest offerings turn back the clock to celebrate the work of two somewhat unsung artists whose connections to the organization extend back to the start of its residency program. Installed in the street-level Main Space in an arrangement that’s sure to spark the curiosity of passersby, a capsule collection of pieces created by former San Antonio resident Elizabeth McGrath is anchored by Broken, a conceptual sculpture she created during her 1996 Artpace residency. Comprised of a weathered wooden chair enveloped in crocheted silk that stretches to the ceiling like a spider’s web, it’s flanked by unrelated but equally curious sculptures — an organic-looking object pieced together from found wood and Bondo putty, and a snakelike coil fashioned from what appears to be a stuffed floral bedsheet. Behaving almost as conversation prompts for anyone who happens upon them in Artpace’s Main Avenue windows, these odd experiments with materials hard and soft may suggest alternate streams of discourse when viewers learn that McGrath long ago shifted her professional focus from art to psychotherapy. Delivering a poppier, punchier counterpoint to this blast from the past, the work of late Alamo City legend Alex de León lines walls and cases upstairs in Artpace’s Hudson Showroom. Like McGrath, de León represented San Antonio as an International Artist-in-Residence in 1996 and both participated in Artpace’s London Studio Program in 1995, but the similarities seem to end there — and this pairing of exhibitions makes no pretense of connection outside of space and time. An Edinburg native who studied printmaking at Kansas City Art Institute, de León left bold marks on San Antonio from the 1980s until his passing in 2012. Although ceramics emerged as his strong suit and his signature style got pegged as folk art, he didn’t consider himself a ceramicist or a folk artist. In true pop fashion, his work often relied on the repetition of popular imagery and landed on local T-shirts and Hollywood film sets alike. Assembled from a number of local collections, his new self-titled exhibition looks and feels like a tight retrospective for a pioneer of the San Antonio aesthetic. Beyond a playful, even cheery color palette that adorns everything from expertly rendered enamel paintings on steel to functional clay vessels and covetable shot glasses, de León’s pieces are tied together with a visual vocabulary punctuated by police cars, hearses, skulls, beer cans, cigarette packs and steaks on the grill. Although the subject matter is often immediately funny, the pieces’ titles paint a clearer picture of his sharp sense of humor: the 1995 painting Surprized Anything Gets Done As Much As He Drinks depicts a mess of tools, car parts and empty beer bottles scattered around a garage; and a classic pink convertible is parked amid a storm of cigarette butts, booze bottles, martini glasses and musical instruments in the 1997 ceramic bowl She Shoulda Tooka Cab. While it may look like the odd man out, a small cardboard house perched in a corner is taken from the body of work that inspired Artpace Executive Director Riley Robinson to revisit de León’s work in a contemporary context. Taken from his 2004-era “Welcome Home Series,” the ramshackle sculpture was built from materials de León purchased from down-and-out individuals: signs emblazoned with pleas such as “Homeless and Hungry. Please Help If You Can,” “Mother of Three Struggling From Earlier Layoff. Need Help Please” and “Homeless Vet. Please Help. God Bless You. (210) 212-4900

Ethel Shipton: Listening to Berlin

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Oct. 26
Ruiz-Healy Art 201-A E. Olmos Dr., San Antonio San Antonio


“Listening to Berlin,” Ethel Shipton’s latest show at Ruiz-Healy Art, captures the sights and sounds of Germany’s capital city. Shipton, who was selected for Blue Star Contemporary’s three month residency at Berlin’s Künstlerhaus Bethanien in 2018, draws from her trip in a series of prints, mixed-media works and interactive sculpture. A city rich in history and culture, Berlin has much to offer the traveling artist. While there, Shipton took interest in the vast graffiti culture and street art Berlin has become known for. “I started taking pictures of the graffiti, and the graffiti took me to look at other parts of the city that were interesting to me,” Shipton said in a statement. Among the highlights in this show is a sculptural piece where gallery visitors can sit and listen to the sounds of the city. Like much of Shipton’s work, “Listening to Berlin” focuses on bringing passing, everyday objects into sharp focus during moments of contemplation. In an era filled with constant distractions, Shipton’s work gives viewers permission to truly engage their surroundings. (210) 804-2219

Brazilian Jazz Happy Hour at the Pearl

Tue., Oct. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Jazz, TX 312 Pearl Pkwy., San Antonio Downtown

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Enjoy two hours of Brazilian Jazz at San Antonio's premier jazz spot in the chic Pearl district. Featured performers include Fabio Augustinis on drums, Daniel Carillo on guitar and Katchie Cartwright on flute. (210) 332-9386

Speakers & Subwoofers Unleashed: A Night of Sonic Thrills with SVS at Bjorn's

Tue., Oct. 15, 6-8 p.m.

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@ Bjorn's, 14123 US-281, San Antonio, TX 78232
SVS and Bjorn's Audio Video bring immersive, heart-pounding sound to San Antonio during “Speakers & Subwoofers Unleashed: A Night of Sonic Thrills”, with jaw-dropping home theater and HiFi system demonstrations, a $2,000 home theater system giveaway and more! (210) 828-3237

Backdoor Adventures: Intro to Anal Pleasure

Tue., Oct. 15, 7-8 p.m.
Love Shack Boutique 1580 Babcock Rd, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$15


Anal play is a source of mystery, curiosity, taboo and apprehension for many people. It can be a bit overwhelming to approach. This class is designed to equip you with the tools and information to make anal play safe and enjoyable for everyone involved. The Love Shack will cover myths and misconceptions about anal play focusing on anal anatomy, safer sex practices, prostate, positions, hygiene, anal toys and more. This class is open to all genders and sexual appetites. There will be refreshments, in-store discounts, education, door prizes and fun. (210) 767-9411

Winston Learning Series: “Teaching the Child who Learns Differently”

Tue., Oct. 15, 7-8 p.m.
The Winston School San Antonio 8565 Ewing Halsell, San Antonio San Antonio

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Winston’s faculty and staff will present strategies and tools that can help students with learning disabilities become more successful in school. (210) 615-7485

Classy Broads Book Club: Shadow of Night

Tue., Oct. 15, 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. Join local pinup doll Miss Hexanberry for 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. This month's pick is "Shadow of Night." (210) 487-0371

Nature's Voices

Tue., Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz, TX and Trinity University Ruth Taylor Recital Hall 312 Pearl Pkwy. (Bldg. 6, Ste. 6001) and One Trinity Place, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$25

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SOLI, San Antonio’s award winning contemporary music ensemble, opens its 26th season with the World Premiere of a new work from San Antonio composer Yvonne Freckmann. This nature-based program will also include a work for amplified cactus (yes, cactus) by composer Steven Snowden, and a work that chronicles the journey of the mighty Colorado River by composer and DJ Mason Bates. The Monday, October 14 concert will take place at Jazz, TX followed by a performance at Trinity University's Ruth Taylor Recital Hall on Tuesday, October 15. 2103178816

Behind-the-Scenes at Confluence Park

Tue., Oct. 15, 6-7 p.m.
Confluence Park 310 W Mitchell St, San Antonio San Antonio

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This free 45-min. tour will take you on a journey around Confluence Park to learn about the background behind the development and design of this architectural icon and environmental education venue. Tours will be led by Frates Seeligson, Director of Confluence Park, and Kelley V. Phillips, Director of Programs and Outreach. Afterwards, attendees are invited to spend the evening in the breezy beauty of Confluence Park, surrounded by nature, friends, and family. Attendees are encouraged to bring water and wear comfortable shoes. Walking tour will be 0.3 miles (210) 224-2694

Hispanic Heritage Month Film Series - Selena

Tue., Oct. 15, 7:15 p.m.
Fiesta 16 Stadium Theatres 12631 Vance Jackson, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$5


Join Regal for Hispanic Heritage month as they celebrate Latinos in film! Hispanic Heritage Film Festival movies will play on Sundays & Tuesday 9/15-10/15 for just $5 per movie at Regal Fiesta Stadium 16. The first movie pick will be Selena on 9/29 & 10/1. The next on 10/6 and 10/8 will be La Bamba. The last will be Y Tu Mama Tambien on 10/13 and 10/15.

The Best Little Yarn Crawl in Texas

Through Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.


@ Dana Hall, 208 S. Austin St.
Fiber fanatics will travel Central Texas this Fall for annual Yarn Crawl. Spend a few days exploring the central area of this beautiful state during the Fall 2019 Best Little Yarn Crawl in Texas. Each October, thousands of fiber fanatics grab their maps and passports, designate a driver and hit the highway for the 10-day crawl. Passports and souvenir tote bags are available at each of the 16 shops for $15. Follow the Crawl on Facebook and Instagram for more information. Check out their website for the four different shops in San Antonio participating in the Crawl. 8303790730

David Rogers' Big Bugs

Through Dec. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
San Antonio Botanical Garden 555 Funston, San Antonio San Antonio


They’re big, really big. David Rogers’ Big Bugs stand as tall as 25 feet and have wingspans up to 17 feet wide, and they are coming to the San Antonio Botanical Garden. This gigantic exhibit opens Labor Day weekend (Aug. 31 – Sept. 1) and will be on display through Dec. 8. David Rogers’ Big Bugs is a nationally prominent touring exhibit. Visitors will see 10 larger-than-life insect sculptures, all made from natural materials, positioned throughout the 38 acres of the Botanical Garden. San Antonio Botanical Garden is a Texan by Nature Conservation Partner. Regular admission rates apply. (210) 536-1411

Charles White: Celebrating the Gordon Gift

Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 1
Blanton Museum of Art 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Austin Austin

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Charles White: Celebrating the Gordon Gift features drawings, color lithographs, album covers and more. Born in 1918 in Chicago, White dedicated his life and artistic practice to creating a visual archive of the Black experience in the United States. Fighting against widely circulating racist and grotesque representations of Black people, White created images of African Americans endowed with “truth, dignity, and beauty.” The Blanton’s exhibition foregrounds White’s connection to his contemporaries and his participation in larger social and political movements in his life-long career as an artist, activist and educator. The exhibition is included in the price of admission. (512) 471-5482

“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

Brick-Or-Treat

Through Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center San Antonio 849 E Commerce St, San Antonio Downtown

Buy Tickets$19-$27


Trick or Treat your family to some Bricktacular fun all October Long. For the entire month of October, LEGOLAND Discovery Center San Antonio is hosting a Spook-tacular Halloween party. Some of their Bricktastic activities for Brick-Or-Treat include a Wicked Witch LEGO® group build, a fang-tastic LEGO Dracula group build, scavenger hunts, pumpkin patch photography and a Creepy Crazy Costume Coupon. (210) 610-1150

National Pasta Month

Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 31
Little Italy 824 Afterglow, San Antonio San Antonio

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Attention fellow San Antonians and food lovers alike, October is National Pasta Month. Little Italy will be offering a different pasta special each week during the entire month of October. Dishes will be available during lunch at only $9.99. The pasta dishes calendar is as follows: October 1st-4th: Fettuccine Alfredo, October 7th-11th: Spaghetti with Meatballs, October 14th-18th: Pasta Primavera, October 21st-25th: Lasagna, October 28th-31st: Fettuccine Alfredo. (210) 349-2060

Joiri Minaya: Labadee

Through Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Blanton Museum of Art 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Austin Austin

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Joiri Minaya’s video Labadee explores the social and economic dynamics at play in Labadee, Haiti, on a private beach leased to Royal Caribbean cruise lines until 2050. Connecting the Caribbean tourism industry with the legacy of invasion and colonization, the video begins with passages from Christopher Columbus’s diary recounting his arrival in the New World that transition seamlessly into a description of a contemporary visit to Labadee. There, a wall separates the tourists from the locals; the only Haitians allowed on the beach are those employed by the resort or who pay a fee to sell goods or perform. 5124717324

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

Pumpkin Patch

Through Oct. 31
St. Thomas Episcopal School 1416 N Loop 1604 E., San Antonio San Antonio


St. Thomas Episcopal School is proud to announce the return of the their pumpkin patch. There will be pumpkins, face painting, a hay maze, corn tub, picnic area and more. Visit the St. Thomas Episcopal School’s Faceboook page or call (210) 494-3509 for daily hours and a list of daily events. (210) 494-3509

Steak Night Tuesday

Tuesdays, 5-9 p.m. Continues through Dec. 17
Eastside Kitchenette 2119 I-35, San Antonio East Side

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Introducing Steak Night Tuesdays! Join Eastside Kitchenette every week from 5pm-9pm for a delicious herb crusted prime rib, au jus, crab béarnaise sauce, baked potato & garlic broccoli for only $25 bucks. Introducing Steak Night Tuesdays! (210) 507-2568

All You Can Eat Sushi

Tuesdays-Thursdays, 5-9 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31
Yummi Japanese Restaurant 300 W Bitters Rd #185, San Antonio Northeast

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Join Yummi Japanese Resturant for their All-You-Can-Eat Sushi special every week. The promotion is available at this location only. (210) 403-2113

"Bygone Texas"

Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Nov. 3
Musical Bridges Around the World 23705 IH-10 West, San Antonio San Antonio


The Art Gallery at Musical Bridges Around the World is pleased to announce “Bygone Texas,” an exhibition by photographers John Mattson and Karen Zimmerly. Presented in conjunction with Fotoseptiembre USA, these sometimes humorous, sometimes wistful, yet always provocative images capture the quirky, poetic remains of abandoned spaces and towns in west Texas. Working together but photographing independently, the aesthetic visions and distinct personalities of this artist couple emerge in subtle shift of interpretation, composition and emphasis. The exhibition will open with a reception on Saturday, August 31 and will remain on view by appointment during business hours through November 3. (210) 464-1534

GAGA Presents: Placing Abstraction

Through Nov. 21, 12 p.m.


Calling attention to both site-specificity and abstract works, Placing Abstraction is a starting point for creative departure. Gentileschi Aegis Gallery Association is a group of 100 female artists who produce thematic exhibitions at a variety of venues. Opening Saturday October 12 from 5-7pm, with ongoing viewing at Southwest School of Art Santikos Building. (210) 200-8200

The Color of Blind

Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Nov. 8
Carver Community Cultural Center 226 N Hackberry, San Antonio San Antonio

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The Color of Blind is an interactive touch art show. It is curated not only for the visually impaired and special needs community but for all to experience. The Color of Blind is seven years old this year due to an overwhelming response of artists that have the same desire to contribute to this cause. This year roughly about forty artists will display “touchable” art, that range in different types of mediums to experience. (210) 207-7211

Donna Simon Art Exhibit Riverwalk Reflections at King William Association

Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 31
King William Association 122 Madison St., San Antonio San Antonio


Opening of Art Exhibit - paintings by local artist Donna Simon at King William Office. Artist presentation at 7 PM. Free and open to the public of all ages. Exhibit is on view 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through October 31. (210) 227-8786

National Stuttering Association, Monthly Meeting

Every third Tuesday, 7:15-8 p.m. Continues through Jan. 21
Episcopal Church of Reconciliation 8900 Starcrest Dr, San Antonio San Antonio

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Guests are welcome to come to the Epicopal Church of Reconciliation's monthly meeting to discuss stuttering. Topics vary so email if you are curious about the topic for a specific meeting. (210) 789-6993

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

Blue Star Brewing Co presents : Jazz Night

Tuesdays, 8-10 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31
Blue Star Brewing Company 1414 S Alamo St, San Antonio San Antonio

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Jazz it up every Tuesday in the Blue Star Barrel Room for Jazz Nights. Enjoy a different band every week plus no cover & free parking! Dining service is also available so make sure to show up early to grab a table. (210) 212-5506

Trivia with Geeks Who Drink

Tuesdays, 8-10 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31
The Broadway 50 50 5050 Broadway St, San Antonio Central


Trivia night is every Tuesday night at Broadway 50 50! This isn’t your average dummy trivia, so bring your nerd friends to see just how smart they really are! They have tequila specials all night long - $4 house margaritas, $1 off all premium tequilas, $10 top shelf margaritas. Haven't eaten? No problem, Broadway 50 50 has great burgers, too! (210) 832-0050

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