Everything we saw as the San Antonio Symphony's striking musicians picketed downtown

Musicians from the San Antonio Symphony picketed in front of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts' administrative offices Tuesday to demand a…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as the San Antonio Symphony's striking musicians picketed downtown
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SA Artist Spotlight: Maya Sokovic's Calming Abstract Artwork will Benefit the San Antonio Symphony

Maya Sokovic may call San Antonio home, but she carries within her memories of her homeland of Serbia, which often appear in…

By Kelly Nelson

"Summer in Dalmatia," 48" x 36", mixed media on canvas, $2,000
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20 Holiday Events Happening in San Antonio This December

Just because it's the holiday season doesn't mean San Antonians will be stuck doing the same old stuff as years before. While…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Kelly Nelson

The Nutcracker

$24.50-$129, 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays November 29-December 8, H-E-B Performance Hall, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, (210) 223-8624, tobincenter.org.

Ballet San Antonio’s back with a beloved Christmas favorite, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Even the least-cultured among us will recognize the ballet’s musical selections about sugar plums, snowflakes and princes, which will be played live by the San Antonio Symphony. 

Photo courtesy of Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
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Fun Things to Do in San Antonio This Week (11/15-11/21)

San Antonio has plenty to do this week: inspirational talks, comedy, Shakespeare, music, shopping for art and more. These are all the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Sat 11/18
Texas Body Paint Competition
Since its launch in 2010, Beyond the Canvas has grown into an arts organization associated with nearly 100 body painters, special effects artists, models, photographers and other creative types. Founded by art and music enthusiast Tomas Vasquez and sponsored by the Avenida Guadalupe Association, the collective regularly comes together for showcases, competitions and special events in San Antonio (as well as Louisiana, South Carolina, Georgia and New York) and also works with area charities such as the Believe It Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to “the inclusion of kids with physical challenges into the lives and experiences of their typical peers.” Through their outreach efforts with the Believe It Foundation, BTC has touched the lives of kids like 18-year-old Xavier Sanchez. Born without arms or legs, Sanchez recently visited the Beyond the Canvas studio and found a new level of confidence after being transformed with body paint. Following a theme of “Dreams and Delusions,” the outfit’s 10th annual Texas Body Paint Competition brings together 25 body paint artists and 25 “live canvases” for a creative battle with guest judges from the reality series Skin Wars, performances by hoop artists, the Afro-Brazilian troupe Capoeira Luanda and stand-up comic Cleto Rodriguez, and more than $1,000 in cash prizes. $25-$50, 7pm-midnight, Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St., (210) 271-3151, beyondthecanvas.org. — BR
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