5 Things You Have to do This Week

Tue 9/23

Hand Pies Cooking Class

Master the art of hand pies, savory and sweet, with Hannah Smith, Central Market cooking school instructor. The hands-on class will feature recipes for gouda apple hand pies, chicken chimichurri empanadas, eggplant parmesan calzones and cherry pop tars with icing. $60, 6:30pm-9pm, Central Market, 4821 Broadway, (210) 368-8617, centralmarket.com

Tue 9/23

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Mr. Fox is a very clever fox. But oftentimes, it is the cleverest of foxes that makes the greatest enemies. Composed by Opera San Antonio’s Artistic Director Tobias Picker, Fantastic Mr. Fox chronicles a gang of woodland creatures as they attempt to outwit three very brutish farmers. Picker was commissioned by the Roald Dahl Foundation to compose the music for this live action spectacle in 1998 (over 10 years before Wes Anderson’s film made Mr. Fox famous!). Tuesday’s performance is Opera San Antonio’s inaugural offering at the Tobin. $89, 7:30pm, 9/23 Tuesday, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 115 Auditorium Circle, (210) 223-3333, operasa.org

Wed 9/24

Cocktails and Culture: The Witte Uncorked

Dinosaurs, need we say more? Head to the Witte and meet resident Curator of Paleontology and Geology, Dr. Thomas Adams. Join in as Dr. Adams discusses upcoming dino digs and answers your prehistoric ponderings. Admission includes includes complimentary Blue Moon Beer and Crispin Cider. Complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and cash bar available. Don’t be a dino-snore and miss this experience. This adventure is for guests 21 and older. Free for Witte members, $10 for non-members, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, 9/24 Wednesday, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, (210) 357-1900, wittemuseum.org

Wed 9/24

Singin' in the Rain

To say this movie is merely a “masterpiece” is doing it a disservice. To lump it in with all the other movies that are just great is unfair. SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN transcends its medium and tap dances straight into your heart. It's a film you can watch on a cold night and feel it flush your face with warmth. It’s a song you can sing when rain is pouring down on you and you couldn't care less because you're in love. This isn't one of those classic movies you have to see because it's “important” and your viewing experience will feel anything but scholastic.  You need to see this movie because YOU NEED TO SEE THIS MOVIE. $10, 7pm, 9/24 Wednesday, Alamo Drafthouse Stone Oak, 22806 U.S. Hwy. 281 N., (210) 677-8500, drafthouse.com/stoneoak

Thu 9/25

MixFest 2014

The much anticipated MixFest 2014 will feature artists such as Nick Jonas, Fifth Harmony, EchoSmith, Meghan Trainor and Kalin and Myles. $25-25, 7pm, 9/25 Thursday, Tobin Center of the Performing Arts, 115 Auditorium Circle, (210) 223-3333, tobincenter.org