Everything we saw as San Antonio and Austin chefs competed in the first Taco Rumble

On Thursday night, San Antonio and Austin chefs threw down to prove which city offers the best tacos at the San Antonio…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as San Antonio and Austin chefs competed in the first Taco Rumble
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All the Chill People We Saw at Washed Out's Show at Paper Tiger

Returning to San Antonio to wash us out in waves of chill, Washed Out delivered sleepy vibrations to soothe us into slumbersville.

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the Chill People We Saw at Washed Out's Show at Paper Tiger
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Fun Things to Do in San Antonio This Week (12/6-12/12)

The colder weather is just one reason to see what SA has to offer now that you won't sweat every time you…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Sat 12/9
‘Doing Werk’
“Werk. Hustle. Sleep. Repeat.” That’s the motto of artist Raul Gonzalez, whose drawings, prints and dance performances often center on the idea of work and physical labor. First exhibited at Austin’s grayDUCK Gallery in November, Gonzalez’s solo show “Doing Werk” comes to Freight Gallery for Second Saturday. In this latest series, Gonzalez draws from his experiences as a stay-at-home father as well as working constructions jobs with his own father. Included in this show are the artist’s paintings on concrete fragments (taken from actual construction sites) depicting workers in action. In the accompanying exhibition catalog, Gonzalez explains, “No one walks up to these workers and says ‘Thank you for the road,’ or for the basic infrastructure that keeps the nation safe and mobile.” Challenging preconceived notions about what it means to be an artist and the son of Mexican immigrants, Gonzalez’s work is also an homage to the overworked and underpaid everyman. Free, 7-11pm (performance at 8pm), Freight Gallery and Studios, 1913 S. Flores St., (210) 331-4382. — MA
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Fun Things to Do in San Antonio This Week (11/29-12/5)

Need something to do this week? We've got you covered. We've rounded up some of the best of what's going on, including…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Thu 11/30
‘Fabbyloso Unicorn Art Show’
While 2017 will undoubtedly be remembered as a grim, tragic and consistently surreal slump for an increasing number of reasons, pop culture historians may one day look back on it as the Year of the Unicorn. While it’s doubtful these magical beasts collectively reared their multi-colored heads to thoughtfully lift our spirits, it would be remiss not to recognize such fleeting contributions as unicorn-inspired bagels and macarons, unicorn makeup tutorials, unicorn T-shirts and headbands, body glitter promoted by some as “unicorn snot,” and Starbucks’ rainbow-swirled Unicorn Frappucino (a high-calorie concoction blended with mango syrup and “pink powder”). Although California transplant and longtime Southtown fixture Robert Tatum’s not typically one to jump aboard trendy bandwagons, it somehow comes as no big surprise that he and his extensive stall of cohorts are weighing in on “unicorn fever.” In addition to creative, irreverent and offbeat interpretations by more than 50 artists (not to mention a solo exhibition of retro-poppy works by Northern California artist Tony Speirs in neighboring Showdown Gallery), Tatum’s “Fabbyloso Unicorn Art Show” promises live music by The Swishbucklers and Pocket FishRmen, beats by DJ Epsr and a Unicorn Costume Contest with prizes (including gift cards for shops and eateries in the Blue Star Arts Complex) in three categories: Sexiest Costume (inclusive of all genders), Most Creative and Dumbest Costume. $5 (free before 7pm), 6-11pm, Brick at Blue Star, 108 Blue Star, (210) 858-2361, facebook.com/tatumoriginalschoicegoods. — Bryan Rindfuss
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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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