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  • 9 hours Award-Winning Poet Terrance Hayes to Give Reading at Trinity Next Week Sacurrent -Arts
    Two-time National Book Award winner and MacArthur fellow Terrance Hayes will be in San Antonio next week for a few events. On Thursday, February 28, Hayes will give a free public reading at Trinity University's Laurie Auditorium at 7 p.m.… ... more
  • 10 hours Rep. Cuellar Warns Trump’s Use of Defense Funds on Border Wall Could Jeopardize Projects at San Antonio Bases Sacurrent
    Construction projects at Joint Base San Antonio could fall under the budget ax if President Trump uses Defense Department money to fund his border wall, U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar warned. The Laredo Democrat, who sits on the Appropriations and Homeland Security committees, said Texas bases would be vulnerable if the White House re-directs $4 billion from DOD funds, something it's claimed Trump's recent emergency declaration allows. "They're not going to say, 'Well, let's leave Texas alone or that other state alone,'" Cuellar told the Current.… ... more
  • 10 hours The Good Kind Opening Southtown Location This Weekend Sacurrent -Food
    The Good Kind will open its second location in Southtown on Saturday, February 23. The Southtown menu features savory breakfast options and wholesome pastries as well as grab-and-go items like sandwiches, smoothies, salads and even indulgent dishes like mac and cheese, which range between $4 and $11. Expect to try classic and new brunch and lunch items in the outdoor seating area (10 a.m.-10 p.m.) or enjoy four fitness classes — MBS Yoga, Smartbarre, EnergyX and Joyride — for free outside Ivy Hall.… ... more
  • 11 hours Chef Johnny Hernandez Hosting Third Annual Michelada Mania Next Month Sacurrent -Food
    Michelada lovers may want to save the date for Michelada Mania, an annual tradition headed by San Antonio's own chef Johnny Hernandez. Michelada Mania will return for a third year at La Gloria's Dominion location on Sunday, March 10, from 1-5 p.m. Guests 21 and over can snag a $15 ticket that will get them five michelada samples plus an order of tacos. Samples will come from Hernandez restaurants the Fruteria, Burgerteca and La Gloria's Dominion and Pearl locations, each competing separately.… ... more
  • 11 hours LaMarcus Aldridge Admits He Doesn’t Eat Tacos and We’re Devastated Sacurrent -Arts
    Wheaties may be the breakfast of champions, but tacos are without a doubt the breakfast of San Antonians. Except LaMarcus Aldridge, apparently. During All-Star Weekend, the Spur sat down with ESPN's Alfredo Lomeli for an interview, during which he admitted that he doesn't eat breakfast tacos — or, really, any tacos for that matter. Lomeli, well aware that San Antonians love folding tortillas around what they eat, asked Aldridge about his favorite taco. "I feel bad saying this, but I can't eat that because I'm on a diet," Aldridge said. "So, if I'm eating breakfast ... more
  • 11 hours James Avery Just Released a Piñata Charm, Y’all Sacurrent -Arts
    Jewelry maker James Avery certainly knows what Texans love and it's made a business out of catering to those interests. Remember the Whataburger-inspired charms?… ... more
  • 11 hours Early ’90s Noise Rockers Cherubs Return to San Antonio Sacurrent -Music
    Cherubs, a band from the golden era of Texas underground rock, is back with a vengeance. … ... more
  • 13 hours Bonham Exchange Reveals Details of Memorial for Owner Kenneth Garrett Sacurrent
    The Bonham Exchange has announced details on its Facebook page of a memorial for owner Kenneth Garrett, who died earlier this month. The remembrance will take place Monday, February 25 at 11 a.m. inside the club.… ... more
  • 13 hours Where to Get Boozy in San Antonio on National Margarita Day Sacurrent -Food
    People invent food-based holidays all the time. Seriously, it seems like National Donut Day happens every other week.… ... more
  • 16 hours Does Angry Puppet Rock Intrigue You? Then Catch Pissed Jeans’ Show at Paper Tiger Sacurrent -Music
    Pennsylvania-based Pissed Jeans’ music is just cohesive enough to not be trash. It’s noisy and abrasive at times — sounding like a bunch of dudes slamming their instruments around in a room — but somehow the band’s repetitive riffs and ability to stay on beat give the proceedings a curious, psychedelic edge. If you close your eyes while listening, you can almost see a bunch of angry puppets banging instruments.… ... more
  • 1 day Twitter Pokes Fun at How Far Apart LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard are Standing In All-Star Photo Sacurrent -Arts
    If you were expecting any drama between LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard, we're sorry to disappoint you. But maybe you can join us in laughing at the two standing nearby each other in a photo of Team LeBron. "Nearby" seems to apply here, since there's no way to claim the pair are standing next to each other. We're not body language experts, but a lot of folks on Twitter are claiming to be after seeing the huge gap between Aldridge and Leonard, who played together on the Spurs for three seasons before Leonard's dramatic trade ... more
  • 1 day Violent Femmes and X to Tear Up San Antonio in May Sacurrent -Music
    Best known for the songs “Blister in the Sun” and “Gone Daddy Gone,” Milwaukee folk-punksters Violent Femmes were one of the most-beloved cult bands of the '80s. After a breakup possibly stemming from the selling of “Blister in the Sun” to fast-food chain Wendy’s and a lengthy hiatus, the band reformed back in 2013 for a show at Coachella and has been playing ever since. Along with classic L.A. punk band X, who recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, the Femmes are headed back to San Antonio on Monday, May 13, for a show at the Aztec Theatre ... more
  • 1 day After a 25-Year Streak, Unofficial Fiesta Event Tejano Explosion is Cancelled Sacurrent -Music
    According to the official Tejano Explosion website, organizers will not throw the unofficial Fiesta musical event this year. … ... more
  • 1 day South Texas Communities Pass Resolutions Supporting San Antonio Lawmaker’s Anti-Border Wall Bill Sacurrent
    South Texas counties and municipalities are throwing support behind a San Antonio state rep's bill that would mandate an exhaustive environmental review of the Trump administration's border wall. So far, El Paso and Cameron counties and the city of Presidio have adopted resolutions supporting HB990, introduced three weeks ago by Democrat Rep. Roland Gutierrez.… ... more
  • 1 day Accused San Antonio Serial Killer Sentenced to Life in Prison Sacurrent
    An accused serial killer from San Antonio was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without possibility of parole. Judge Lori Valenzuela handed down the sentence to Johnny Joe Avalos, who admitted to slaying five women from 2012 through 2015, according to a report by… ... more
  • 1 day Customer Writes ‘Build the F–king Wall’ in Lieu of Tip at Mexican Restaurant in Texas Sacurrent
    A bartender at a Mexican restaurant in West Texas called out a customer who left a Trump-fueled message instead of a tip. On Sunday, Hehsus Baeza served a customer who ordered a plate of asado with two tortillas and a Dos XX. Rather than leave a monetary tip for the $17.55 ticket, the customer wrote, "My tip is to build the fucking wall now!" The bartender at Tkilaz Mexican Restaurant Bar and Grill in Midland took a photo of the receipt and shared it on Facebook.… ... more
  • 1 day Chef Jason Dady’s New Taco Joint Opens in Downtown Austin Sacurrent -Food
    Chef Jason Dady, owner of renown local restaurants including Tre Trattoria, Range and Alamo BBQ, introduced his newest restaurant, Chispas, to downtown Austin this week. "We're not trying to take San Antonio to Austin, we're just trying to create a cool, fun place to get tacos and margs," he told the Current. "I'm not getting caught up in the taco war; that's not my war to fight." Chef Dady, who's no stranger to the Austin market, was approached to open a restaurant concept in the area, and it ended up becoming an opportunity that was impossible to ... more
  • 2 days Gourdough’s Public House to Unveil Selena Donut at Grand Opening of San Antonio Location Sacurrent -Food
    Get ready to do the washing machine with a donut in hand, y'all. As Gourdough's Public House opens its doors in San Antonio this weekend — the gourmet donut maker's first venture outside of Austin — it's all about fitting into the neighborhood. As such, it's catering to local tastes with a Bidi Bidi Bon Bon donut.… ... more
  • 2 days Get Pumped for J. Cole-Approved Rapper Bas to Bless the Mic at the Aztec Sacurrent -Music
    You know you’re onto something as a rapper in today’s hip-hop landscape if you get a co-sign from J. Cole. The rapper’s name has become synonymous with what older heads refer to as “cred.” Which is to say, everyone knows Cole isn’t about playing games or chasing fads and frills — he’s about the art of hip-hop. Queens-based and Paris-born emcee Bas not only has Cole in his corner, but he’s got the ultimate co-sign: Cole added him to his Dreamville label back in 2013.… ... more
  • 2 days Review Session Seeks Residents’ Input on San Antonio’s Climate Action & Adaptation Plan Sacurrent
    San Antonio residents will have a chance to sound off on a draft of the city's first Climate Action & Adaptation Plan, or CAAP, Tuesday at the Central Library. The draft lays out strategies for slashing the region's greenhouse gas emissions.… ... more
  • 2 days San Antonio’s Breakdancing Culture Made Stronger By Internationally-recognized Dancer Sacurrent -Arts
    Crews like NXG (Next Generation Dance Crew), led by Marques Mireles, are one of many in San Antonio's street dance culture. Omar Davila works to enhance the culture in a major way. Omar Davila, 33, has been a B-boy (break-boy), since the age of 12.… ... more
  • 2 days 2019’s Biggest, Brightest Supermoon Happens Tonight, But the Damn Clouds Will Probably Cover It in San Antonio Sacurrent
    Of the three supermoons happening in year-of-our-lord 2019, February’s “super snow moon” will be the biggest and brightest. Unfortunately for San Antonio though, most of the city will be blanketed under clouds tonight. Supermoons occur when a full moon coincides with the point in its orbit that it is closest to earth.… ... more
  • 2 days Protesters Gather in Downtown San Antonio To Rally Against Trump’s Emergency Declaration Sacurrent
    Around 100 protesters gathered in downtown San Antonio today to hear speakers, including U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, decry President Trump's recent national emergency declaration to fund a border wall. "I ask every Democrat and every Republican again — this should be above party politics — to come together ... to protect separation of powers, to protect the rule of law," said Castro, a San Antonio Democrat. "This president does not have the right to singlehandedly build a wall across the U.S.-Mexico border." The Travis Park rally was one of many held across the nation today in response ... more
  • 2 days Of Montreal Brings The Weirdness to San Antonio in April Sacurrent -Music
    For a band that writes in standard verse-chorus pop music structure, Of Montreal have taken a weird (though relatively accessible) approach to their craft. At times, frontman Kevin Barnes and friends sound like the Beatles, other times they sound like Animal Collective, but most importantly, they sound like themselves: an indie-pop group on a ton of acid. Hailing from Athens, Georgia, and birthed from the Elephant 6 Collective that also yielded Neutral Milk Hotel and the Apples in Stereo, Of Montreal have taken the theme psychedelia and pulled it through different genres for an amalgamation that’s eclectic ... more
  • 2 days Synth Duo Ghostland Observatory Returns to San Antonio in March Sacurrent -Music
    If you were in your late teens to early 20s when Ghostland Observatory first blew up on the scene, there’s a good chance you were under the influence of hallucinogens while listening to their music. And though it’s been over a decade since “Sad Sad City” hit their airwaves, the Austin-based due released See You Later Simulator last fall, and it actually packs an electro punch. Maybe even more so than their earlier work. Find out for yourself on Sunday, March 17, when Ghostland Observatory returns to San Antonio's Paper Tiger to douse the audience in ... more
  • 2 days Periphery Hosting Special Paired Dinner with McPherson Cellars Sacurrent -Food
    Periphery on Main is teaming up with award-winning Texas winery McPherson Cellars for a special paired dinner on Wednesday, February 27. Guests are invited to join the family-style dinner to hear from winemaker Kim McPherson. The dinner will feature six courses, including charred spring vegetable salad with green curry vinaigrette, chicken schnitzel and a special cheese plate, all thoughtfully paired with McPherson wines. Tickets are all-inclusive and cost $115 each. "I'm a big believer in what he does and the types of wines he makes, with the grapes grown on the high plains," Chef Mark Weaver said.… ... more
  • 2 days San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Offering $1 Admission In Honor of President’s Day Sacurrent -Food
    The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is celebrating Presidents Day —Monday, Feb. 18 —  with $1 admission to the rodeo fairgrounds, as well as select carnival rides and foods until 6 p.m.  Head to the rodeo to get your funnel cake fix, catch stunt shows and live music or cheer on cutest pigs in the Swifty Swine Pig Races. Looking to hear some live music?… ... more
  • 2 days 42,000 Pounds of Avocados Ruined After Driver Overturns Truck Into Texas River Sacurrent
    Sit down for a moment, for this bit of news is quite sad. A truck carrying 42,000 pounds of avocados crashed into a river near Junction, Texas, over the weekend. Lovers of avocado in all of its beautiful forms will be sad to know that a driver overturned his truck Saturday night, throwing the vehicle and the green goodness of its cargo into the South Llano River. Footage shared in a Facebook post shows the truck being pulled out of the river, an effort that took more than an hour. The driver was not ... more
  • 3 days Boardwalk on Bulverde Owners Planning Single-Weekend Food Truck Festival, Potential Permanent Return Sacurrent -Food
    The folks who first introduced San Antonians to food truck culture are returning with a special event this spring. Boardwalk on Bulverde, the city's original food truck park, has announced its comeback – sort of. A Spring Fling festival set for March 8-10 will bring together food trucks and trailers as well as beer, live music and a family-friendly atmosphere, according to a Facebook event page. At least 10 trucks are expected to be on the grounds during the weekend, including Gracie's Kitchen, Maniacs, Mr. Fish, Southern Gourmet and Wheelie Gourmet.… ... more
  • 3 days Cannibal Corpse Brutalizes San Antonio on the Opening Night of the Decibel Magazine Tour 2019 Sacurrent -Music
    Attendees at last night’s Decibel Magazine Tour 2019 kickoff date at the Vibes Event Center can be forgiven if they were shocked to see other fans holding up their cell phones. All four bands on the package tour laid down an old-school death metal beatdown that transported the crowd back to the early '90s, when the genre was birthed.… ... more
  • 5 days British Metal Legends Saxon Were Unstoppable at San Antonio’s VIBES Event Center Sacurrent -Music
    Valentine’s Day may be over but it was a full on lovefest at the VIBES Event Center Friday night as British heavy metal legends Saxon blasted through a two-hour set that hit multiple milestones from their 40-year career. The band opened with "Thunderbolt," the ferocious title track of their 2018 album, and then immediately launched into the equally fierce and almost-as-new "Sacrifice." Singer Biff Byford then addressed the fans, saying the next three songs define Saxon, one of the bands that created the blueprint for the early '80s New Wave of British Heavy Metal. To no one’s surprise, those ... more
  • 5 days Bonham Exchange Manager Confirms the Downtown San Antonio Club Will Stay Open After Owner Kenneth Garrett’s Death Sacurrent
    Lee Haines, the Bonham Exchange's general manager, wants patrons to know it will be business as usual at the iconic downtown dance club despite the recent death of owner Kenneth Garrett. The community has nothing to worry about, Haines said, explaining that the nightspot will remain open and is still owned and operated by 1122 Corp., of which Garrett was owner and president. “My phone has been ringing nonstop since Kenneth passed, wondering if we’re going to be OK,” Haines said. “Obviously, we’re going through a tough time right now mourning the death of our owner, but the ... more
  • 5 days 8 Street Artists in San Antonio You Should Already Be Following On Instagram Sacurrent -Arts
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  • 5 days Dolph Lundgren, Ivan Drago From Rocky IV, to Make Appearance at Celebrity Fan Fest Sacurrent -Arts
    "I must break you." That's right, Dolph Lundgren – the actor who uttered that famous line in his role as Ivan Drago in Rocky IV – is coming to end you, San Antonio. The actor will make an appearance during this year's Celebrity Fan Fest in June. He's the third Aquaman star to be announced, following Jason Momoa, who played the title character, and Amber Heard, who portrayed Mera.… ... more
  • 5 days Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez Finds Clarity on His Journey to Make Alita: Battle Angel Sacurrent -Screen
    Director/co-writer and San Antonio native Robert Rodriguez admits he really wasn’t interested in making a Robert Rodriguez movie when the opportunity to make Alita: Battle Angel fell into his lap.… ... more
  • 5 days Cinematic Spillover: Short Reviews of Donnybrook and Patrick Sacurrent -Screen
    Here are a couple of short reviews of movies that will be released on February 15 in San Antonio theaters or on VOD.… ... more
  • 5 days You’ve Goth to be Kidding Me: Cold Cave Returns to San Antonio … Again Sacurrent -Music
    Darkwave revivalist Wesley Eisold is returning to San Antonio with his project Cold Cave in an apparent bid to make sure the polar vortex lasts through Spring. Eisold and friends will bring their icy synths sounds and brooding post-punk vocals to the Paper Tiger on Wednesday, March 13. Adult and Vowws will augment the gloom. Sad bois and sad girls, this show’s definitely for you.… ... more
  • 5 days Indie Rockers Local Natives are Headed to San Antonio This Summer Sacurrent -Music
    You couldn’t really escape a Local Natives song in the early 2010s. With the hit “Wide Eyes,” Los Angeles-based band's sound embodied all the lushness of that era of indie rock: pop aesthetics, acoustic textures, layered vocals and harmonies, clever guitar licks and danceability. Along with acts like Fleet Foxes, the Shins and Yeasayer, Local Natives helped usher in a new era for the genre, which in turn gave it more longevity. In support of new music, which Local Natives has yet to provide many details about, the band is headed to San Antonio on Thursday, June ... more
  • 5 days With Touring Shows Still Pending, Alamo City Music Hall Announces Its Closure Sacurrent -Music
    Alamo City Music Hall — an East Side music venue that's hosted touring acts playing anything from metal and punk to rap and teen pop — will close its doors, according to a brief message on its Facebook page. The post by venue owner Sylvia Fernandez didn't state a closing date, only that some shows this weekend will continue while "others have been moved due to construction" at the building. She gave no explanation why the 10-year-old venue was shutting its doors.… ... more
  • 5 days San Antonio’s The Grasshopper Lies Heavy Gears Up for a Spring Tour of Japan Sacurrent -Music
    For rock bands, touring can be a way to reach a wider audience, hone your craft on the road and make a little cash in a time when downloads are killing music sales. But touring — especially overseas — can financially crater a band if things don't go as planned.… ... more
  • 6 days Puro Snack Alert: H-E-B Now Selling Mango Chamoy Cookies Sacurrent -Food
    San Antonians love the combination of mango and chamoy, especially when served cold — like in the form of a margarita or mangonada. But will they go for it in a cookie? Looks like H-E-B is putting San Antonio's puroness (did we just make that a thing?) to the test by releasing Mango Chamoy Twisters in its stores.… ... more
  • 6 days Pickup Truck Crashes Into Karolina’s Antiques Overnight, Police Searching for Driver Sacurrent
    Police are searching for a driver who lost control of a pickup truck and crashed into the storefront of Karolina's Antiques in the Midtown area of Blanco Road early Friday morning. Officers responded to the crash, first reported around 2:30 a.m., and found a pickup truck halfway through the family-owned antiques and collectibles store. The driver had abandoned the scene. Police said the truck crashed through the front window and struck a metal support system that held the panes of glass together.… ... more
  • 6 days San Antonio Chefs to Highlight Asian Fusion, Raise Food Education Funds this March Sacurrent -Food
    Local culinary event series Homegrown Chef will celebrate Asian fusion and fresh foods during its inaugural Sumo Spring Bash at the Burleson Yard Beer Garden on Thursday, March 7. Chef Edward Villarreal will host some of San Antonio's best culinary talents, including chef Teddy Liang, chef Dave Terrazas of the San Antonio Botanical Garden, Diana and John Anderson of JD's Chili Parlor and Sara Lauren Hinojosa of Honeysuckle Teatime.… ... more
  • 6 days Call for San Antonio Entrepreneurs: Register for H-E-B Primo Picks Quest for Texas Sacurrent -Food
    Attention, food and beverage entrepreneurs!… ... more
  • 6 days The Purge: Texas Republicans Have a Lengthy History of Erroneous Voter Fraud Claims Sacurrent
    Since Texas Secretary of State David Whitley issued an advisory on January 25 claiming more than 95,000 non-citizens may be registered to vote in Texas, that number appears to be dwindling by the day. Election officials in Collin, Fort Bend, Harris, Travis and Williamson Counties received calls from Whitley’s office informing them many of the flagged voters shouldn’t have been on the list, according to the Texas Tribune.… ... more
  • 6 days Juice, Like a Mashup of The Weeknd and John Mayer, Stopping By Sam’s Burger Joint Sacurrent -Music
    One part The Weeknd, one part John Mayer, the music of Boston-based Juice falls somewhere between pop, folk, R&B and blues. Formed in 2013, the seven-member group produces the kind of pop music you could easily hear on like a Disney movie, which is to say it’s family-friendly.… ... more
  • 6 days Shutdown Deal Includes Language to Protect a Butterfly Sanctuary and Other Landmarks from Border Barrier Sacurrent
    This article was originally published by the Texas Tribune. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar said Thursday that he's added language to a compromise bill aimed at avoiding another government shutdown that would prohibit border fencing at five major landmarks in the Rio Grande Valley. On Thursday, the House and Senate approved a 1,159-page spending package that the House and Senate are expected to vote on Thursday.… ... more
  • 6 days Ending the Wild Ride: Council Approves Tougher Rules for Dockless Scooters in San Antonio Sacurrent
    As largely expected, city council has tightened the rules for dockless scooters, which currently operate on San Antonio streets under a six-month pilot program. The rules approved Thursday prohibit scooter companies from allowing their rentals to be used between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. and encourages users to park them in designated zones — as opposed to strewn all over the sidewalks.… ... more
  • 6 days Reverend Horton Heat Returns to San Antonio with Rockabilly Vibes In Tow Sacurrent -Music
    Texas boy and hillbilly hellhound Reverend Horton Heat is bringing his posse to town.… ... more
  • 6 days Texas Sicario Embraces Crime Fiction’s Past (and Predictability) Sacurrent -Arts
    Every genre has collected its share of tropes over the years.… ... more
  • 6 days Death Metal Dudes Cannibal Corpse Hitting Up Vibes Event Center Sacurrent -Music
    UPDATE: Due to the announcement that Alamo City Music Hall is closing, the event has been moved to the Vibes Event Center. With 14 albums out since its 1988 formation, it’s safe to say that Cannibal Corpse has outlived the majority of its death metal counterparts from that era. While the band delivers pummeling waves of distortion and screams, its dynamic songwriting helps it stand out from the pack. From abrupt tempo changes to unexpected melodic riffs thrown into the middle of a barrage of blast beats, Cannibal Corpse have continued to keep its brand of death ... more
  • 6 days City Strikes a Deal to Take Down a Quarter of Billboard Signs in San Antonio But Needs Citizen Input Sacurrent
    The City of San Antonio has reached a deal that would require the area's dominant outdoor advertising company to take down a quarter of all billboard signs in the city. In exchange, San Antonio-based Clear Channel Outdoor would be allowed to add new digital displays to the flipside of 11 of its existing outdoor digital signs. The company has agreed to take down 11 large-size billboards, 49 mid-sized ones and all 265 smaller signs — referred to as junior structures — for a total of 511 removed displays on 297 sign structures. "We're excited to ... more
  • 6 days San Antonio River Foundation Hosting Tree Giveaway This Month Sacurrent
    The San Antonio River Foundation, in partnership with the City's Parks and Recreation Department, will host a free tree adoption event — giving away approximately 400 native tree — to residents on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. The event will be held at the Resendez Pavilion at Confluence Park, from 9 a.m. to noon, while supplies last. Residents are encouraged to plant the trees in designated areas throughout the city, and contribute to increased property values and sustainability. "We're planning to bring hundreds of one gallon trees, including an assortment of native shade and ornamental trees,"said City Forester Ross Hosea.… ... more
  • 6 days Jump-Start Welcomes New York-based Artist Judith Sloan for Workshop and Performance Exploring Storytelling, Borders and Migration Sacurrent -Arts
    Often drawing from oral histories and the myriad realities of her home in Queens, New York, writer, actor, performance artist and educator Judith Sloan creates socially driven works that explore “the vagaries and luminescence of character, the relationships between social structures and the individual, and the pathos and absurdity of life.” In addition to earning numerous grants and awards, Sloan’s genre-spanning works have been published in the New York Times, performed at the Smithsonian Institution and reviewed by the Washington Post. In 1999, Sloan and fellow artist, writer and designer Warren Lehrer founded EarSay — a nonprofit dedicated to “uncovering ... more
  • 6 days I Smell Old Sex and Stale Candy: Alt-Rock Frontman Marcy Playground, Everclear and More Gear up For Aztec Show Sacurrent -Music
    Of course this tour is coming to San Antonio. It feels like it's become a trope to make fun of the Alamo City for how many '90s rock bands roll through each year, but they wouldn't keep showing up if there wasn't a market. Be it nostalgia or an ignorance of San Antonio's own burgeoning music scene, when bands from that era hit town, we show up in droves. The latest tour to add to that list is helmed by Everclear singer-guitarist Art Alexakis, who will appear with three other '90s frontmen, including Chris Collingwood (Fountains of ... more
  • 6 days Would You Like To Be Chauffeured To Wineries In and Around San Antonio? Here Are Some of Our Favorite Options Sacurrent -Food
    The Texas Hill Country is the southernmost American Viticultural Area (grape-growing region) and one of the biggest. While it is certainly possible to drive it yourself, why not farm out the shuttling to a professional? Why not live every day like it's a bachelorette party?… ... more
  • 7 days Gregg Popovich to Be Inducted Into Air Force Academy Athletics Hall of Fame Sacurrent -Arts
    Gregg Popovich will soon be a Hall of Famer. On Wednesday, the United States Air Force Academy unveiled the roster of individuals who will be inducted into its Athletics Hall of Fame on May 4. Popovich, who found his way to the Alamo City during his time in the Air Force, is among the inductees. Coach Pop's basketball career hasn't always been with the Spurs.… ... more
  • 7 days American Airlines Now Offering Nonstop Flight From San Antonio to New York City Sacurrent
    Good news for folks wanting to take a bite of the Big Apple: American Airlines is now offering direct flights between San Antonio and New York City. San Antonio International Airport and American Airlines today announced the launch of a nonstop flight to John F. Kennedy International Airport. It departs daily at 9 a.m. with a return scheduled at 10 p.m. More than 300,000 travelers fly between the Alamo City and New York City annually, according to airport officials. "Before today, New York City was our largest underserved market from San Antonio," said Russ Handy, aviation ... more
  • 7 days Yass, Queen! Jennifer Lopez Is Returning to San Antonio Sacurrent -Music
    Selena is coming back to us, y’all! Well, at least the actress and singer who played Selena in the South Texas queen's biopic.… ... more
  • 7 days All About the Execution: Spoon Eatery Aims For the Middle, But Its Kitchen Hits Plenty of Highs Sacurrent -Food
    Restaurant Weeks throughout the nation have offered diners pared-down versions of local menus or looks at experimental works in progress. Plan ahead, because twice a year, San Antonio’s own Culinaria allows you to experience a place you might not usually venture to try at full price: a $35 dinner is pretty powerful persuasion. For a restaurant critic, Culinaria’s lure isn’t altogether different.… ... more
  • 7 days Beto Making the Rounds to Test the Waters for a Run Against Sen. John Cornyn Sacurrent
    Democratic rock star Beto O'Rourke met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer last week to talk about a potential run against Sen. John Cornyn, Politico reports citing an unnamed person familiar with the meeting. O'Rourke, the former El Paso congressman who came close to beating Sen. Ted Cruz last year, has confirmed he's weighing a run for president, but he hasn't stated whether he's also eyeing Texas' other Republican-held senate seat. Speculation has swirled that U.S. Representatives Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio and Michael McCaul, R-Austin, also might covet Cornyn's spot. However, Politico reports Castro is likely to support ... more
  • 7 days New Worlds Man: Groundbreaking Science Fiction Author and Editor Michael Moorcock Makes a Rare Appearance at Pop Con Sacurrent -Arts
    Even if you haven’t read Michael Moorcock, you’ve likely encountered his ideas and influence in the fantastic end of the pop culture spectrum. The gritty, morally ambiguous fantasy of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire? Moorcock went there first with his Elric sword and sorcery novels.… ... more
  • 7 days Misery Loves Company: Lebanon’s Capernaum is a Gut-wrenching Drama Set in the Slums of Beirut Sacurrent -Screen
    The raw and staggering performance Lebanese director/co-writer Nadine Labaki is able to pull from non-professional child actor Zain Al Rafeea in the Academy Award-nominated drama Capernaum is gut-wrenching.… ... more
  • 7 days San Antonio’s Box Street Social Named Fourth-Best Food Truck in U.S. Sacurrent -Food
    The Box Street Social — a beloved San Antonio food truck and catering company — was recently recognized as the fourth-best food truck in the nation. The crew at the Box Street Social— including chef Edward Garcia III and restaurateur Daniel Treviño— was excited to hear the good news in the article published on the website Love Food.… ... more
  • 1 week Parents and Gun Violence Survivors Lobby Texas Legislature for a Red Flag Law Sacurrent
    Hundreds of parents, students and survivors of gun violence converged in Austin today to lobby the Texas Legislature for stricter gun laws. Buses leaving from San Antonio and other big Texas cities carried members of the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and others to a rally at the state capitol, followed by visits to individual lawmakers. "The first legislative session we did this, it was probably 25 people, and the next session it was about 200 people," said Danna Halff, a San Antonio volunteer with Moms Demand Action.… ... more
  • 1 week Brace Yourselves: Six-Hour Brunch Crawl on River Walk Planned for June Sacurrent -Food
    Bar Crawl Nation, some sort of partying-marketing conglomerate, is planning a "brunch inspired bar crawl" for June 15. The event promises some sort of uber-brunch: red carpet photography, bubbly, a VIP mimosa buffet and a DJ.… ... more
  • 1 week Underground Breakdancing Crew in San Antonio Making Moves in Emerging Hip-hop Scene Sacurrent -Arts
    The city has heard the music, we've seen the art, and we've celebrated the DJs, but San Antonio has an emerging hip-hop scene that many may not know about: breakdancing. Marques Mireles, 29, is one of the founders of San Antonio's oldest and most exclusive dance crews, NXG (Next Generation). Mireles, a dance instructor, bboy, and school teacher at KIPP San Antonio grew up on the city's West Side.… ... more
  • 1 week Gov. Greg Abbott Backs Bill Taking Aim at San Antonio’s Paid Sick Time Ordinance Sacurrent
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