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Devan Jones and the Uptown Stomp

Mon., June 24, 8 p.m.
Sam's Burger Joint 330 E. Grayson St., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$5-$15


Devan Jones and The Uptown Stomp, hailing from Austin, specialize in the kind of jumpin’ and swangin’ R&B that was a hot commodity through the ’40s and ’50s. Think Guitar Slim, T-Bone Walker and Ray Charles for reference points. (210) 223-2830

The State of Hand Stitch, New Embroidery by Texas Artists

Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Aug. 9
UTSA Art Gallery - Main Campus One UTSA Circle, San Antonio San Antonio


"The State of Hand Stitch" is a survey of eleven women artists in Texas working with thread and needle at a time when embroidery is increasingly recognized as a medium of choice by serious artists. This exhibit displays a range of subject matter, scale, approach, and materials, demonstrating the many possibilities of contemporary stitch. (210) 458-4391

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

"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

BIN 555 Throwback Dinner with Chef Jason Dady and PJ Edwards

Mon., June 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Buy Tickets$55


@ Meadow Neighborhood Eatery, 555 W. Bitters Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216
For a BIN 555 throwback dinner, join chef Jason Dady and chef PJ Edwards at Meadow Neighborhood Eatery! The chefs created a fun and memorable five course menu full of delicious memories! Reservations are limited. (210) 481-4214

OBB Creative Hour Summer Camp

Mon., June 24, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Mon., July 8, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and Mon., July 15, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

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@ Organically Bath & Beauty, 11854 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX
Organically Bath & Beauty is taking science to a whole new level with a fun and engaging week of hands-on activities that include creating bath treats of all kinds. Your child will learn the science behind slime soap, bath bombs, play doh soap, bubble bars and jelly soaps. The product is an easy way to get your child to take a bath at home as they try out their new creations. Space is limited. Sibling discounts automatically apply so sign them all up! The age requirement is 7 and up (210) 370-3938

Camp Alamo : Tech of the Texas Frontier

Mon., June 24, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and Mon., July 8, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Alamo 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio San Antonio


At Camp Alamo, kids age 8-13 will experience Tech of the Texas Frontier, where they will explore the technology of the 1800s like photography, muskets, weaving, and more. (210) 225-1391

Topgolf Summer Academy

Mon., June 24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Mon., July 8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Mon., July 15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Mon., July 22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Mon., July 29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and Mon., Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Topgolf San Antonio 5539 North Loop 1604 W, San Antonio Far North

Buy Tickets$199


Topgolf Summer Academy is five days of non-stop entertainment and learning for kids who love golf. From chipping, putting and full swing, to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know to improve their game.

Palo Alto College Farmers Market

Fourth Monday of every month, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Palo Alto College Performing Arts Center 1400 W. Villaret Blvd., San Antonio South Side


Come out to the Palo Alto College Farmer's Market on the fourth Monday of every month. The Farmer's Market is a one-stop-shop for healthy fruits and vegetables, as well as other food essentials. Featuring San Antonio Food Bank’s Mobile Mercado, a social enterprise which offers cooking demos, on-site nutritionists, local fruits and vegetables, and household essential food items. (210) 486-3125

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

Robotics & Coding Full-Day Summer Camp

Mondays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 16
Code4Bots 1056 E Borgfeld Dr Suite #1, San Antonio Northeast


Stem camps at Code4Bots will let campers explore all types of robots such as vehicles, dinosaurs, animals and humanoids. Students will also explore visual programming with the award winning Jimu and Lego software, build robots that use motors, program and utilize different sensors, and develop structural design skills. (210) 951-9357

Robotics & Coding Half-Day Summer Camps

Mondays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through Aug. 16
Code4Bots 1056 E Borgfeld Dr Suite #1, San Antonio Northeast


Stem camps at Code4Bots will let campers explore all types of robots such as vehicles, dinosaurs, animals and humanoids. Students will also explore visual programming with the award winning Jimu and Lego software, build robots that use motors, program and utilize different sensors, and develop structural design skills. (210) 951-9357

Blastoff Fireworks Open June 24th- July 4th

June 24-July 4, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.


@ Blastoff Fireworks, 19145 Bandera Rd.
Cutting edge fireworks brought to you from Blast who comes from a distant pyro galaxy. She has conjured only the best for her earthlings with over 400 different fireworks! Her minions will present to you their best wares. On July 4th, from 11 AM - 3 PM, there will be free face painting by Brie Hopkins. (210) 414-0394

Summer Doesn't End at Main Event Entertainment!

Through Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Main Event Entertainment 8514 State Hwy 151, San Antonio San Antonio


Looking for things to do this summer? Looking for something FUN? It’s time to level up with the Main Event Summer Season Pass, where you can enjoy the full extent of summer FUN! The Endless Summer Season Pass lets guests enjoy all-you-can-play activities – bowling, billiards, laser tag and gravity ropes – and exclusive discounts, all day, every day from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day for only $60 per guest. It pays for itself in as few as three visits! (*offer available at both San Antonio and Memphis centers). (210) 521-8000

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

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

Swing Kids Summer Dance Camp

June 24-28
American Legion Post #2 3518 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$190


Join the American Legion for excitement, fun and learning social skills. Mornings are for ages 9-13 from 9am-12:30pm and afternoons ages 14-18 from 1pm-4:30pm. There are teachers with over 25 years experience and credentials with Rob van Haaren. There will be 17 hours of swing dance lessons with a dj, live band dance and much more. Included in event is a swing t-shirt along with some scholarships opportunities with sponsorship from Swing Junction, Alamo City Swing Revival and the American Legion Alamo Post #2 in San Antonio. 512.393.1622

Happy Hour Tours at the Majestic Theatre

Mondays, 5 p.m. and Mondays, 5 p.m. Continues through July 1
The Majestic Theatre 224 E Houston, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy from Ticketmaster$25


Cool off and join The Majestic for a series of summer happy hour tours of the historic, renowned space. The happy hour tours feature a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the theatre’s 90 year history, architecture and character, led by a knowledgeable tour guide who will also lead attendees on a trip backstage. Guests will experience insider tidbits throughout the tour and have the option to sip on Frosé, wine or local craft beer. In celebration of the Birthday month, a complimentary “Crown Jewel” cocktail will be included. (210) 226-3333

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

“The Bachelorette” Viewing Party

Mondays, 7 p.m. Continues through June 24
Sexology Institute and Boutique 707 S St Mary's, San Antonio Southtown

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Season 15 of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” premieres on Monday with contestant Hannah Brown looking for love. A whole new batch of contestants are in the mix vying for Hannah’s heart including San Antonio’s own, Mike Johnson will be on the new season of ABC's hit show. Aside from being an SA local, Mike is one of the Institute's resident sex coach trainees here at The Institute. (210) 487-0371

Pint Night and Free Pool

Mondays, 9 p.m. Continues through July 16
Retox Bar 1031 Patricia, San Antonio Central


Monday nights the Rextox Bar is hosting draft night with pool and more. (210) 775-2886

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

12-step meeting for compulsive overeaters

Mondays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Shearer Hills Baptist Church 12615 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio San Antonio

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Weekly Overeaters Anonymous meetings are being held at Shearer Hills Baptist Church for all who eat compulsively or suffer from other eating disorders. Newcomers are always welcome. (210) 494-2713

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.

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.

Nacho Average Monday

Mondays, 3-10 p.m.
The Pigpen 106 Pershing Ave, San Antonio Mahnke Park

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'Nacho Average Monday' is being held at the Pigpen with 1/2 off Nachos from 3-10:00 pm. Bring a friend, bring a date, bring the kids, or bring your dog for this one of a kind event.

Nar-Anon Family Groups

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
A Recovery Place 10929 Nacogdoches, San Antonio East


Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else's drug addiction. A 12-step program offers help by sharing experience, strength, hope to family members. (210) 273-0937

Small World Jazz Jam

Mondays, 7 p.m.
Frank 1150 S. Alamo St., San Antonio Southtown


The Small World Jazz Jam is held in the basement at Frank's every Monday night. Guests will enjoy great music and are encouraged to bring your own instrument for a swinging good time.

Monday Night Musician Open Mic Jam

Mondays, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.

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Come to Fitgerald's each Monday for a highly energized open mic experience! Full backline provided, accompanied by the best sound, stage, and lights. We've merged the open mic with the open jam concept & you choose how you would like to participate (solo, with your band, or jamming with random musicians). The nights often feature touring artists at 9:30pm/10pm. Come early and catch the show! (210) 607-7007

Blues Mondays with The Westside Horns

Mondays, 8-11 p.m.
The Beer Depot 1304 S. Laredo Street, San Antonio King William


Come Jam with the The Westside Horns on Blues Mondays at the Beer Depot.

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