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Kristina Kuzmic

Thu., Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio River Walk

Buy Tickets$33-$78

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Wearing a tiara, hiding in the pantry, wolfing down Cheetos covered in whipped cream and complaining about the realities of motherhood was how comedian Kristina Kuzmič won over her fans, who are mostly other bedraggled moms. Kuzmič delivers palatable bits like, “There is a sink downstairs full of dirty, filthy dishes, and it’s just going to have to wait,” while soaking in a bubble bath and sipping on red wine, rewarding herself as if she just climbed out of the trenches. Graduating from YouTube to stand-up, she takes the stage at the Tobin Center to drag laughs out of San Antonio parents via the universally relatable struggles of raising children, while also playing cheerleader and motivational speaker to the audience. A Croatian immigrant who has lived through poverty and divorce, Kuzmič is no stranger to true hardship, which gives her a wealth of material to work with. But, rather than turn her experiences into hard-hitting bits that strike at something deeper, she sticks to the familiarity of the daily burdens of life, leaning on archetypes and stereotypes that, while enjoyable, are pacifying as an old rerun of Friends. (210) 223-8624

Boris, Uniform

Thu., Aug. 22, 8 p.m.
Paper Tiger 2410 N. St. Mary's St., San Antonio St. Mary's strip

Buy from TicketFly$17-$19


Japanese three-piece Boris is unique in the post-rock genre. The band manages to walk a fine line between droning metal and boundary-stretching experimental music while continuing to innovate over the course of a career that’s spanned 20-plus albums. It’s been lauded by the press, composed an avant-metal soundtrack to Jim Jarmusch’s film The Limits of Control and collaborated with artists ranging from Sunn O))) to the Cult’s Ian Astbury. New York’s abrasive noise rockers Uniform round out the bill.

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

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

Art to Lunch

Every third Thursday, 12:30-1 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


Ideal for art enthusiasts with tight schedules and/or short attention spans, SAMA’s Art to Lunch series invites guests on a short-and-sweet two-object tour of works they might have overlooked in the galleries. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy on the grounds or grab a bite from nearby spots like The Luxury or Rosella. (210) 978-81090

Key Party

Thursdays, 8-9 p.m.
Bexar Stage 1203 Camden St., San Antonio Downtown

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Bexar Stage hosts a completely free and improvised BYOB show in which performers choose keys from a bowl and invite audience members on stage to share an honest conversation with a fluid ensemble. Guests can enjoy free beer samples courtesy of Alamo Beer. (312) 971-7252

Lime First Ride Safety Event

Thu., Aug. 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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@ Cypress Pavilion at Brackenridge Park, 3700 N. St. Mary’s Street San Antonio, TX 78212
Lime, the global leader in micromobility, continues its “First Ride” series, a 60-minute training course for first-time scooter riders to learn how to use scooters safely and best practices for proper riding and following the rules of the road. The event is free, but registration is required, and space is limited. People must be 18 years or older to participate. In addition, Lime will give away helmets at its First Ride Academy, based on availability. Those interested can visit https://www.bernhelmets.com/pages/bern-and-lime

Fajita Rita’s Food Truck at Hyatt Regency San Antonio

Thu., Aug. 22, 6 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 Thursday, August 22. It will be serving its famous fajitas, quesadillas, made-to-order street tacos and more 6pm-11pm.

Design Workshop: #BackToSchool

Thu., Aug. 22, 6-7:30 p.m.

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@ Living Spaces, 4239 N Loop 1604 w., San Antonio, TX 78249
Learn how to style your home to perfection during Living Spaces's free monthly design workshops. At each session, their expert design specialists will focus on a trending style topic and offer tips and tricks for how to bring that theme into your space. This workshop will teach how to create functional and friendly spaces for kids, tweens and teens. The workshop schedule includes: complimentary refreshments and snacks, taking part in a room makeover, partnering with their expert design specialists and home stylists on your projects, connecting with your community and geting a $100 off the purchase of $1000 voucher. (877) 266-7300

How Gardens Tell the Story of Water Through the Lens of Place

Thu., Aug. 22, 6-8 p.m.
San Antonio Botanical Garden 555 Funston, San Antonio San Antonio


Tenna Florian, Associate Architect at Lake Flato Architects, will highlight four gardens from diverse climates—Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh; Naples Garden in Naples, Florida; Santa Fe Botanical Garden in Santa Fe; and Shangri La Botanical Garden in Orange, Texas—to demonstrate how each garden integrated the celebration of water into their landscapes. Sponsored by San Antonio Water System. San Antonio Botanical Garden is a Texan by Nature Conservation Partner. (210) 536-1400

Curator Talk: Pilar Tompkins Rivas

Thu., Aug. 22, 6-8 p.m.


Artpace hosts a talk by Summer 2020 residency Guest Curator Pilar Tompkins Rivas. While she visits Texas for studio visits to select the Summer 2020 Texas-based resident artist, Tompkins Rivas will stop off in San Antonio for a talk about her career with a focus on her work as a curator of contemporary Latinx art.

Conversation: On Warhol, Self-Portraits, and Gender

Thu., Aug. 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
McNay Art Museum 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


By creating self-portraits in drag, Andy Warhol modified and experimented with gender and identity. Colleagues, curators, and friends José Carlos Diaz, Chief Curator, The Andy Warhol Museum, and René Paul Barilleaux, McNay Head of Curatorial Affairs, discuss the artist and his image. (210) 824-5368

Gestalt: A New Entity

Thu., Aug. 22, 6:30-9 p.m.
Cinnabar Art Gallery 1420 South Alamo, #147, San Antonio San Antonio


Cinnabar Art Gallery is hosting a show featuring eleven artists that are members of the Texas Sculpture Group. The exhibition represents a range of mediums and aesthetics creating a feeling of a new entity forming from the sum of the parts. (210) 557-6073 (FAX); (210)

Lights, Camera, Passion

Thu., Aug. 22, 7-8 p.m.
Sexology Institute and Boutique 707 S St Mary's, San Antonio Southtown

Buy Tickets$10

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Get ready to add some adventure to your relationship! Emmy award-winning producer William will be at the Sexology Institute to show you how to create your own sexy video memories. In this class, he'll cover lighting techniques, costuming, props and more to make you look your best on camera. The best part of all is that there's no experience or expensive equipment required. (210) 487-0371

Merkaba Presents: Joe Walmsley and DJ Bobby James

Thu., Aug. 22, 7 p.m.
Merkaba 111 W Crockett St Suite #205, San Antonio Downtown


Throwing a unique cocktail party means more than just gathering your most important guests, you need the perfect venue. Merkaba is San Antonio's top destination for huge parties and events of all varieties, complete with distinctive spaces creating an inspired atmosphere, with live music acts and top DJs spinning tracks every night and a huge variety of unique cocktails to satisfy every craving. (210) 212-4770

New York City Fashion Week® EVENT in the Texas Hill Country! Flamenquisimo - Benefiting Aid The Silent

Thu., Aug. 22, 7-10 p.m. and Fri., Aug. 23, 7-10 p.m.
Eagle Dancer Ranch 1621 Ranch Rd. 473, Boerne San Antonio

Buy Tickets$100-$600

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Be a part of the 1st ever New York City Fashion Week® ever in the Texas Hill Country! Presented by The William, Eagle Dancer Ranch, Aid The Silent, & celebrity photographer and NYFW Director, Victor Quinteros. Performances by Chayito y Los Flamencos de San Antonio. Featuring top international fashion designers, models & celebrities demonstrating their support for the Costume Collection Society during the Fashion Week Season. Founded by Victor Quinteros, this show is meant to inspire people to support designers through exposure to the NYFW experience. 100% of the proceeds of our Auction on Aug 23rd support Aid the Silent. (361) 420-1270

The Aristocrats

Thu., Aug. 22, 8 p.m.
Sam's Burger Joint 330 E. Grayson St., San Antonio San Antonio


The Aristocrats have released critically acclaimed albums, toured the world and established themselves as one of the most musically original, refreshingly irreverent and entertaining instrumental rock-fusion acts on the planet. Their musical high-wire act – employing random amounts of rock, jazz, pop, metal, and even traditional country – is informed by the spirit of a true band, one whose improvisational soul allows for anything to happen on stage at any moment…including the occasional wink and nod at the audience. Doors open at 7pm. (210) 223-2830

Curanderas & Chocolate: Cuentos of a Latina Life

Thu., Aug. 22, 8 p.m. and Fri., Aug. 23, 8 p.m.
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center 723 S. Brazos St., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10


The Historic Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Teatro Salon Presents, Curanderas and Chocolate: Cuentos of a Latina Life, a one-woman show featuring stories of love, loss and hardship. Funny, poignant and sometimes heartbreaking, this semi-autobiographical show highlighting faith healers and religious candles will resonate with all audiences. Scenes from the show have been workshopped at the Acting Masterclass Series 2018 Exhibition and the show made its world premiere at The Overtime Theater in San Antonio. (210) 271-3151

Pete’s Best (Beatles Cover Band)

Thu., Aug. 22, 8 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 Pete’s Best to our Thursday night entertainment line up! ‘Not the Beatles... but an incredible STIMULATION!’ (210) 600-3280

Coen Brothers Movie Series

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

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

Mapping Memory: Space and History in 16th-century Mexico

Through Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Blanton Museum of Art 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Austin Austin


Exactly 500 years ago, in August of 1519, an expedition led by the Spanish explorer Hernando Cortés began marching inland into Mexican territory. Just two years later, what today is Mexico City fell to an ethnically diverse army composed of both Spanish and local peoples from other cities, starting a long period of European colonization. This exhibition aims to expand our perspective on these events by featuring a selection of maps, known as Mapas de las Relaciones Geográficas, created by Indigenous artists around 1580. (512) 471-7324

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

Pizza a la Valeria

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-9 p.m. Continues through Sept. 4
Valeria Ristorante Italiano 109 Waterview Parkway #105, Boerne Boerne

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Dine at Valeria every Wednesday through Saturday to indulge in a delicious variety of classic wood-fired pizzas. All pizzas are hand stretched to approximately 12 inches, making them a perfect meal for one or delicious appetizer for the whole family. (830) 331-1393

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

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

Teacher Appreciation Thursdays

Thursdays, 4 p.m.-12 a.m. Continues through Aug. 29
The Aquaduck Beer Garden 9214 Espada Road, San Antonio South Side


Teachers, come gather around with some delicious drinks and brainstorm on how we can make our Thursdays special for YOU! For now, $3.00 margaritas all summer long along with karaoke, music, extended happy hour till 9:00PM, food trucks and a heck of a lot of appreciation! (210) 600-3280

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

Karaoke Nights

Thursdays, 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Continues through Dec. 26
The Aquaduck Beer Garden 9214 Espada Road, San Antonio South Side

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It's KARAOKE NIGHT! Let's sing, drink and be merry. Happy Hour from 4-9pm that features: $2.00 Lonstar & Lonestar Light, $2.50 Domestics (Bud, Budlight, Miller etc), $3.00 Mimosas and $4.00 Margaritas. (210) 600-3280

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