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Start Contemporary Art Month Off Right With a Full Weekend of Events in San Antonio 

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With Contemporary Art Month officially kicking off in front of Blue Star Contemporary on Friday (6-9 p.m., 116 Blue Star), we've collected a selection of can't-miss events that will help San Antonio art aficionados to hit the ground running for this year's CAM festivities.
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"Precarious Life"
Free, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 5 and 3-4 p.m. Sunday, March 22 Mockingbird Gallery, 112R Blue Star, mockingbirdhandprints.com.
Recent San Antonio transplant Hollie Lyko will debut a set of works that use repurposed vintage souvenir plates to explore erasure, mourning, absence and loss. She will return to Mockingbird Handprints to give an artist talk on Sunday, March 22.
Photo courtesy of Mockingbird Handprints
"Who Needs Enemies?"
Free, 6-10 p.m. Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, FL!GHT Gallery, 1414 S. Alamo St. C 112A, (210) 878-5711, facebook.com/flightsa .
FL!GHT Gallery is no holds barred with March’s bangin’ group show, which features Juxtapoz editor Michael Sieben and Austin tattoo superstar Thomas Hooper, plus Rene Cruz, Adam Young and Angel Garza. To make things even more rad, they’re hosting a skate-themed pop-up shop in their back room featuring Órale Hardware and Roger Skate Co.
Photo courtesy of FL!GHT Gallery
"Mostly Paper"
Free, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, Terminal 136, 136 Blue Star, (210) 458-4391, art.utsa.edu/terminal-136.
In the first of two CAM shows she’s got on the docket this year, Jennifer Seo presents a selection of large and small scale paper sculpture installations along with soft drawings.
Photo courtesy of Terminal 136
"Connection/True Affection"
Free, 6-10 p.m. Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, Brick Gallery, 108 Blue Star, facebook.com/brickatbluestar.
Brick Gallery’s latest will feature a bevy of “fiber paintings” by Rachel Comminos.
Photo courtesy of Brick Gallery
"Sounds of Recognition"
Free, 7-11 p.m. Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, Un Grito, 1420 S. Alamo St., facebook.com/theupstairsstudios.
Un Grito co-runners Verena Gaudy and Martín C. Rodríguez are hosting two nights of an interactive performance and sound installation in the Upstairs Studios at Blue Star.
Photo via Facebook / Verena Gaudy
New Works by Rainey and Zane Thomas
Free, 7-11 p.m. Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, Choice Goods Gallery, 1420 S. Alamo St. #103, (210) 818-2620 choicegoodsbrand.com.
San Antonio mainstays Rainey and Zane Thomas premiere a selection of new work at the Choice Goods Gallery.
Photo by Zane Thomas
"New Decade"
Free, 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 6, Cinnabar Gallery, 1420 S. Alamo St. #147, (210) 557-6073, cinnabarart.com.
Cinnabar Gallery celebrates the new decade with a group show full of San ANto heavy-hitters, including Ansen Seale, Ken Little, Ana Fernandez, Chikako Kato, Emmanuel de Sousa, Melanie Rush-Davis, Marcy McChesney, James Cobb, Juan Zavala-Castro, Christie Blizard, Rodolfo Choperena and many more.
Photo via Facebook / Cinnabar
"Inspirations & Memories: A Remembrance"
Free, 6-10 p.m. Friday, March 6, MBS Gallery, 1115 S. Alamo St., facebook.com/mbsyogasatx.
MBS Gallery presents a retrospective of recently passed San Antonio artist Katie Pell.
Photo via Facebook / MBS YOGA
"Transition: Line and Color" and "The Last Stop: Nightscape Series"
Free, 6-11 p.m. Friday, March 6, Presa House Gallery, 725 S. Presa St., presahouse.com.
Two solo exhibitions premiere at Presa House Gallery: "Transition: Line and Color" from Fernando Andrade and "The Last Stop: Nightscape Series" from Joe Peña.
Photo courtesy of Presa House Gallery
"Step Into the Water and You Remember Everything"
Free, 7-10 p.m. Friday, March 6, Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery, 1704 Blanco Road, facebook.com/clamplight.
Art duo Big Chicken and Baby Bird, a.k.a. Tsz Kam and Nat Power, “investigate themes of fantasy and escape through the framework of queer folk art” in this duo exhibition at Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery.
Photo courtesy of Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery
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Novel Ideas Book Fair
$10-$15, 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 6 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Blue Star Contemporary, 116 Blue Star, (210) 227-6960, bluestarcontemporary.org.
In addition to the CAM Kickoff Party out front, Blue Star Contemporary is holding a tie-in book fair featuring artists and vendors from San Antonio and beyond. Anyone wearing a CAM sticker gets $5 off admission on Friday Night.
Photo courtesy of Blue Star Contemporary
McNay Print Fair
$10-$20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 7, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, March 8, McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., (210) 824-5468, mcnayart.org.
The popular McNay Print Fair returns for its 24th year. No matter the size of your budget, there’s something for everyone at the fair, and it’s a great opportunity to support artists directly rather than decorate the house with schlocky prints from big box stores.
Photo courtesy of McNay Art Museum
"Nostalgia For the Future"
Free, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Gravy, 113 Blue Star, gravygravygravy.com.
Live/work event space Gravy opens its doors for a special pop-up event featuring poetry, visual art and music. On the docket are readings by Micah Ruelle (Twin Cities), Joshua Robbins (San Antonio), Eileen G'Sell (St. Louis, MO), Gerard Robledo (San Antonio), Christian Anton Gerard (Fort Smith, AR) and Megan Gette (Austin), music by S. Brady Dietert (San Antonio) and a selection of new paintings by Jason Willome (San Antonio).
Photo via Facebook / Joshua Robbins
Synergy: Music and Sculpture
Free, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Seddon Recital Hall, University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway St., agarita.org.
Consistently changing up the game, the Agarita Chamber Ensemble is performing music from Alban Berg, Anton Webern, Béla Bartók, Krzysztof Penderecki and Dmitri Shostakovich to accompany an exhibition of sculptures of Bryan-born, San Antonio-based artist Danville Chadbourne.
Photo by Danville Chadbourne
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"Precarious Life"
Free, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 5 and 3-4 p.m. Sunday, March 22 Mockingbird Gallery, 112R Blue Star, mockingbirdhandprints.com.
Recent San Antonio transplant Hollie Lyko will debut a set of works that use repurposed vintage souvenir plates to explore erasure, mourning, absence and loss. She will return to Mockingbird Handprints to give an artist talk on Sunday, March 22.
Photo courtesy of Mockingbird Handprints

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