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  • 7 days Federal Jury Finds San Antonio Officer Used Excessive Force When Firing on Suspect Sacurrent -Arts
    A federal jury awarded a local man $63,000 after determining that a San Antonio police officer used excessive force when he fired three shots during a confrontation, MySanAntonio reports. On Friday, the jury found that former SAPD officer Ernesto Juarez overstepped his bounds by firing his weapon, although it rejected claims Juarez and another officer wrongfully arrested Peter T. Conner, a national security consultant, according to the story.… ... more
  • 7 days Indie Rock Outfit Local Natives Hitting Up San Antonio with New Music Sacurrent -Music
    Even if you wanted to run away from the poppy sensibilities of the Local Natives circa 2010, you probably couldn’t have.… ... more
  • 1 week Semi-Apocalyptic Drama Sink, Florida, Sink to Make World Premiere at Public Theater of San Antonio Sacurrent -Arts
    A new play has risen from the depths and washed ashore at The Public Theater.… ... more
  • 1 week Former Spur Tony Parker is Officially Retired from the NBA Sacurrent -Arts
    After one season with the Charlotte Hornets, longtime Spur Tony Parker has announced his retirement from basketball. Parker, now 37, shocked fans Monday by revealing in an interview with The Undefeated that he is retiring. "I'm going to retire," Parker told the sports site. "I decided that I'm not going to play basketball anymore." Monday's news comes just shy of a year after Parker announced that he had signed with the Charlotte Hornets to get more time on the court.… ... more
  • 1 week Socially Conscious SPARK Theatre Brings Absurdist Comedy Mad Gravity to the Tobin for a Weekend Engagement Sacurrent -Arts
    You'd think a play about a couple of Dada performance artists who play out their lives at home in front of an audience each evening would be enough of a premise, but Mad Gravity has even more in store for the audience — including but not limited to its active participation. When performance artists Archie and Eudora invite the conservative parents of their daughter's beau over to hash out their children's wedding plans, all hell breaks loose when the straight-laced couple realize that they'll be having this "private" conversation in front of a live audience. To top it all ... more
  • 1 week Sing Him to the Kingdom of Heaven: Local Tribute Show Honors the Legacy of Roky Erickson Sacurrent -Music
    There are folks who, for one reason or another, end up seeking out the psychedelic experience, and there are folks that are thrust into it. In other words, there are drifters and there are lifers.… ... more
  • 1 week Homegrown Web Series Powdered Wig Machine Hosts Finale Premiere Party at Brick on Tuesday Sacurrent -Arts
    The brainchild of Brandon Pittman and Megan Solis, Powdered Wig Machine operates on a pretty basic premise: ultimately, it's just an interview show. But that's not the whole story.… ... more
  • 1 week Chick-fil-A Faces Controversy in Yet Another Location Sacurrent
    San Antonio isn't the only municipality where fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is ruffling feathers. An official with Northern California's San Mateo County is calling for protests against a soon-to-open Chick-fil-A location there in hopes the chain withdraws its permit and flies the coop, according to the Daily Journal newspaper.  “Chick-fil-A’s values don’t represent our values,” County Supervisor David Canepa told the Bay Area publication.… ... more
  • 1 week Despite Continued Allegations of Violence, Chris Brown Will Tour This Year With a Stop in San Antonio Sacurrent -Music
    Chris Brown is headed out on tour in support of new album Indigo, which features contributions from heavy-hitters including Justin Bieber, Drake and Nicki Minaj. And he'll make a stop in San Antonio on Tuesday, October 8, at the AT&T Center with support from Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Joyner Lucas and Yella Beezy. More than what's going to be on Brown's set list, we want to know how the singer continues to have a career despite the continued assault allegations that seem to follow him. It wasn’t hard to find a list of the accusations ... more
  • 1 week Chef Andrew Weissman Closing Moshe’s Golden Falafel to Open Burger Restaurant Sacurrent -Food
    Fans of Moshe's Golden Falafel may want to pay a visit to the restaurant this week. Just call ahead first to make sure it's still open. Owner and chef Andrew Weissman announced Friday that he would be closing the Mediterranean staple in Olmos Park to focus on a new venture.… ... more
  • 1 week Underrated Rapper J.I.D. Stopping at the Aztec This Week Sacurrent -Music
    Born Destin Route but better known by his stage name, J.I.D. is an Atlanta-based rapper signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville Records. Don’t let the mumble rap and trap vibes throw you, though.… ... more
  • 1 week Spurs’ Dejounte Murray Buys Car for Brother Following High School Graduation, Posts Emotional Video Sacurrent -Arts
    If you need a bit of heartwarming news to brighten your Monday, here it is. The ever-loyal Dejounte Murray, who sat out the past season with a devastating ACL injury, took to social media to congratulate his brother Nate for graduating from Brandeis High School with honors. He also posted a video of his baby bro seeing the gift Murray gave him for his accomplishment.… ... more
  • 1 week Gender-Bending Comedian Eddie Izzard Brings New Comedy Act to the Majestic Sacurrent -Arts
    Gender-bending, surreal storyteller Eddie Izzard always has a few irons in the fire, dividing his time between an ever-lengthening list of film and television roles, political activism, live performances and literally running marathons.… ... more
  • 1 week GAYngsta Rap: How Late Gangsta Rap Pioneer Bushwick Bill Affirmed My Gay Rap Journey Sacurrent -Music
    Sometimes the most unexpected people will give you the affirmation you never knew you needed. Sometimes, it turns out, those people are gangsta rappers. Geto Boys rapper Bushwick Bill died peacefully Sunday at the age of 52, surrounded by his immediate family, his publicist told Rolling Stone.… ... more
  • 1 week Parisian-Inspired Crêperie to Open San Antonio Location This Month Sacurrent -Food
    Sweet Paris — a Texas-based chain of French-inspired cafes from husband-and-wife team Allison Young Chavez and Ivan Chavez — will open its first San Antonio location at La Cantera in late June. The couple developed the eatery as a way to recreate and reimagine the classic crêpes found in Paris sidewalk cafes.… ... more
  • 1 week Factions of Squabbling Bexar County Democratic Party Schedule Opposing Meetings on the Same Day Sacurrent
    After manifesting in court battles, votes to remove key officials and allegations of money laundering, the internal power struggles at the Bexar County Democratic Party are now playing out in dueling same-day meetings. A recently emailed flyer for a Tuesday, June 11 meeting of the Bexar Democrats at Winston Churchill High School warns that an imposter meeting has been scheduled the same night by breakaway precinct chairs. "A postcard and emails calling for a meeting on this same date at the Central Library have been sent out," reads the message signed by BCDP Chairwoman Monica Alcantara.… ... more
  • 1 week Coalition Helps Mayor Ron Nirenberg Edge Out a Narrow Win Against Greg Brockhouse Sacurrent
    San Antonio voters on Saturday gave Mayor Ron Nirenberg two more years, narrowly rejecting a populist campaign by opponent Greg Brockhouse that tapped into national political divisions. With nearly all votes counted shortly after 9 p.m., Nirenberg declared victory with 51.1% of the vote.… ... more
  • 1 week Mayor Nirenberg Holds Small Lead Over Brockhouse in Runoff Election Sacurrent
    Editor’s note: Another story will follow with additional analysis of the voting results. Mayor Ron Nirenberg holds a small lead with 51.6% of the vote over challenger and District 6 Councilman Greg Brockhouse, who captured 48.4%, early voting results in today’s runoff election show.… ... more
  • 1 week 21 Signs You’ve Lived in San Antonio Too Long Sacurrent
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  • 2 weeks This Week in San Antonio Food: From Donuts to Sprouts, Choices Abound Sacurrent -Food
    We're just days into June, and San Antonio's culinary scene is already buzzing with restaurant openings, closings and food-friendly events. To start, we found some of the best San Antonio spots for you to celebrate National Donut Day on Friday, June 7. Need a way to celebrate rosé all day this weekend?… ... more
  • 2 weeks Glitter Political: Council Candidate Johnny Arredondo Offers District 4 Residents a Conservative Choice Sacurrent
    Around 2008, Johnny Arredondo began to experience an extreme pain on the   left side of his neck. He says it was sheer chance that he found one of four doctors in the U.S. that could have diagnosed his condition: a glossopharyngeal neuralgia.… ... more
  • 2 weeks No, That Wasn’t a Tornado That Touched Down in San Antonio, the Weather Service Reports Sacurrent
    Parts of San Antonio may look like a tornado whipped through Thursday evening, but the National Weather Service attributed the damage to straight line winds. “Based on radar data, we don’t suspect that there was any tornadic activity with the storms that rolled through San Antonio Thursday, just very intense straight line winds in excess of 50 miles an hour,” NWS meteorologist Ethan Williams told KSAT-12. The storm, which struck during rush hour, downed power lines and scattered tree limbs, trash cans and fallen traffic lights across local roads.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Glitter Political: Adriana Rocha Garcia Reminds Her Constituents She Hasn’t Been Elected Yet Sacurrent
    As I sit across from Adriana Rocha Garcia, a first-time candidate for the District 4 seat on San Antonio's city council, it's clear she understands the stakes in Saturday's runoff election. Garcia led with 47% of the vote in the general election, which could bode well for her success.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Former Menudo Member Draco Rosa Stopping By Paper Tiger Sacurrent -Music
    From his start in the ’80s as a member of Menudo to the publication of a cookbook promoting detoxing, Draco Rosa’s had a colorful Latin music career that’s drawn comparisons to Prince and David Bowie thanks to its ambition and eclecticism. Rosa, who hails from Puerto Rico, will be supporting Monte Sagrado, his most recent album, released in 2018. $30, Tue June 11, 8pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St., papertigersatx.com.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Latin Rock Groups Enanitos Verdes, Hombres G Team Up for ‘Huevos Revueltos’ Tour with San Antonio Stop Sacurrent -Music
    Two groups that have emerged as elder statesmen of the Rock en Español movement will join forces on the Majestic stage as part of their Huevos Revueltos tour. Enanitos Verdes — roughly translated, that’s “Little Green Men” — is a legendary pop-rock outfit that’s cultivated a generational following across Latin America thanks to a sound that incorporates almost anthemically catchy pop with classic rock and standout guitar work.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Summer Edition of PechaKucha Brings Eclectic Lineup to San Antonio Sacurrent -Arts
    San Antonio’s chapter of PechaKucha (literally Japanese for “chit-chat”) has, since its inception in 2011, provided a vibrant space for all manner of smart and successful people to share their interests, expertise and inspiration.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Cinematic Spillover: Short Reviews of The Tomorrow Man, I Am Mother, Changeland and More Sacurrent -Screen
    Here are a few short reviews of movies that will be released at San Antonio theaters, on Netflix or on VOD June 7 and one we missed last week.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Voted 2018 BEST Children and Baby Boutique: Bambinos Invites YOU to Shop Small All Summer! Sacurrent -Arts
    As a small business owner and designer, Karen Saunders is all about shopping small. At Bambinos, Saunders clothing store, she loves to help outfit the local community’s kiddos for all of the fun family vacations and backyard barbecues.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Slab Cinema and Hemisfair Park to Screen Star Wars For Free This Summer Sacurrent -Arts
    Hemisfair Park is soon to be transported to a galaxy far, far away. That's right – the Star Wars original trilogy is about to be screened for free in San Antonio for the very first time! Hemisfair and Slab Cinema teamed up to bring Star Wars to our fair city in three special screenings that will be held on the Great Lawn of the Yanaguana Garden starting on Tuesday, June 18 with A New Hope. Each screening will feature a slate of intergalactic entertainment, including pre-film music by local musicians Cello Vida and Monte Vista Strings, ... more
  • 2 weeks Sprouts Farmers Market to Open New San Antonio Location This Month Sacurrent -Food
    The Sprouts Farmers Market at Henderson Pass will close its doors on June 25, and a new San Antonio store, located at 22135 Bulverde Road, will open for business on Wednesday, June 26. “We’re looking forward to serving San Antonio shoppers at the new store which offers a fresh experience with ample parking, enhanced décor, and the knowledgeable service and healthy products at everyday prices that Sprouts is known for,” stated Alan Barron, Sprouts Regional Director of Central Texas, in a press release.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Trump Administration Will Detain 1,600 Migrant Teens in Carrizo Springs Sacurrent
    The federal government is opening a new detention facility for migrant youths in Carrizo Springs, 100 miles southwest of San Antonio. The camp, located on a site once used to house oilfield workers, will hold as many as 1,600 teens.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Book Smart: Non-Fiction Offers a Sharply Humorous Peek Into the Contemporary Publishing World Sacurrent -Screen
    French writer-director Olivier Assayas has been on an impressive run for the last decade with a handful of incredible productions, including Summer Hours, Clouds of Sils Maria and Personal Shopper.… ... more
  • 2 weeks LGBTQ Flash Mob Organizer Ramos Abuabara Will Run to Unseat U.S. Rep. Will Hurd Sacurrent
    Rosalinda "Rosey" Ramos Abuabara, organizer of a 2017 LGBTQ pride flash mob across the street from the home of then-mayor Ivy Taylor, has filed to run for the congressional seat now held by Republican Will Hurd. Her bid to represent the 23rd District will pit her in a 2020 Democratic primary against Air Force veteran Gina Ortiz Jones and journalist Liz Wahl. Though Ortiz Jones will likely benefit from the the publicity she earned from her 2018 bid, Ramos Abuabara says she is unfazed. “She may have some name recognition, but she didn’t win,” Ramos Abuabara ... more
  • 2 weeks Weekend Plans a Disaster? Stream These Four New Apocalyptic Titles Instead Sacurrent -Arts
    So much for a sweet and sunny June – between the muddy aftermath of the midweek downpour and a weekend heat index expected to reach up to 104 degrees, you may be reconsidering any outdoor plans you previously had in mind. Instead of braving muggy weather, biting insects and risk of sunburn, why not take a load off and watch other people deal with disaster? See below for a list of the latest apocalyptic content you can stream while you stay inside and bask in the AC. Chernobyl HBO Now HBO's miniseries chronicling the Chernobyl nuclear disaster got ... more
  • 2 weeks Puerto Rican Singer Pedro Capo Bringing the Hits to the Aztec Sacurrent -Music
    After taking some downtime for acting, Puerto Rican singer Pedro Capo is riding high on a successful 2018, which included his first Latin Grammy and the hit single “Calma,” which has racked up over a billion views on the YouTubes. $35, Sun June 9, 7pm, Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St. Mary’s, theaztectheatre.com.… ... more
  • 2 weeks ‘Stockholm Syndrome’: Inventorying the Damage and Accomplishments of Texas’ 2019 Legislative Session Sacurrent
    Remember when Texas Republicans’ biggest fear was the wrath of the Tea Party? Not anymore. The recently wrapped 2019 legislative session showed that the party controlling both the state’s governorship and legislative branch is now more afraid of the wrath of mainstream voters, political watchers say. Sure, there were plenty hard-core conservative plays during the session — among them, the controversial “Save Chick-fil-A” bill, a pair of significant anti-abortion measures and a scuttled last-minute attempt to funnel $100 million into border security. But, moderated by voter anger over property taxes and school finance, lawmakers managed to avoid ... more
  • 2 weeks Haybaby Playing Paper Tiger in Support of New Album Sacurrent -Music
    Indie rockers Haybaby will release a new full length, They Get There, on June 7 and have a “thousand” dates lined up in support — even one here in San Antone. No extra points awarded if you heard the word “Haybaby” in Butthead’s voice.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Young German Artists Take Over Blue Star’s Terminal 136 as Part of Cultural Exchange with UTSA Sacurrent -Arts
    With the wistfully titled “I’m Simply Missing the Mountains,” UTSA’s offsite gallery Terminal 136 opens a window into the creative minds of three young artists attending the Germany’s State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe. Assembling works by Anna Bläser, Veronica Moroder and Lukas Picard, the group show conjures travels both real and imagined while referencing architecture, topography and the hypnotic practice of staring out to sea. Nodding to communication, misunderstandings and abandonment, Bläser works between fiber art, installation and drawing to invite viewers on a conceptual journey through the Black Forest, a fabric structure based on a 15th-century architectural element said ... more
  • 2 weeks One of the ‘San Antonio Four’ Women Has Been Appointed to Houston Forensics Board to Help Fight Injustice Sacurrent
    Since her release from prison, wrongfully convicted member of the "San Antonio Four" Anna Vasquez has dedicated her life to preventing injustices akin to what she suffered, most notably serving as the director of outreach for the Innocence Project of Texas. As of Wednesday, she will now be able to further her cause as a representative on the board of the Houston Forensics Science Center, which has a history of granting a seat to a wrongfully convicted individual. Vasquez's appointment follows the tenure of Anthony Graves, who was exonerated of murder after spending 18 years in prison.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Bummer, Dude! River City Rockfest Postponed Until Next Year Sacurrent -Music
    Over the past six years, River City Rockfest has brought in a gnarly collection of headliners, including last year's top-billed Nine Inch Nails. But organizers announced Thursday that they're postponing until 2020 because they were unable to secure enough high-caliber talent.… ... more
  • 2 weeks San Antonio Chef Featured on Cooking Channel’s Man Fire Food Sacurrent -Food
    A San Antonio chef made his national television debut on the hit series Man Fire Food Wednesday night. Chef Pieter Sypestyn appeared on the Cooking Channel show hosted by Canadian grilling guru Roger Mooking. The show highlights regional styles of barbecue, allowing Sypestyn to get TV time for his creative way of cooking pork. In the "Smoking and Spit-Roasting in Texas" episode, Sypestyn made a wild pig stuffed with chaurice, a spicy sausage popular in Cajun fare.… ... more
  • 2 weeks EVO Launches Box Office Summer Menu at Select Texas Theaters Sacurrent -Food
    EVO Entertainment Group is heading into summer with a new menu featuring cinema-inspired bites and cocktails to pair with your new blockbuster of choice. EVO currently manages six entertainment locations throughout Texas, with movie screenings, arcade games, bowling and special events available for guests.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Experimental Film Series Landing in San Antonio This Weekend Takes Aim at Confederate Monuments Across the South Sacurrent -Arts
    Launched with a nod to disruptive art critic Dave Hickey and his  unconventional Austin gallery A Clean, Well-Lighted Place (1967-1971), Dirty Dark Place (DDP) is billed as “an errant, artist-run project space” that’s dedicated to creating challenging programming and “disrupting the hierarchical and socioeconomic systems that shape access and patronage of contemporary art.” An irreverent offshoot of Daedelus Hoffman and Lindsay Starr’s Cattywampus Press, the Austin-based operation admirably keeps an eye on San Antonio and its robust art scene. After Cattywampus Press celebrated Alamo City eccentric Barney Smith in its 2017 book King of the Commode: Barney ... more
  • 2 weeks New Sustainable Straws at Brew’s Lee Tea to Help San Antonio #StopSucking Sacurrent -Food
    A growing number of San Antonio restaurants have said goodbye to the single-use plastic straw following the #StopSucking campaign of 2018, but it's been difficult to replace them in certain drinks, like boba tea – a drink made with tapioca balls – that require a larger straw. Plastic straws are small, but they are one of the most common trash items found in the ocean each year and have been attributed with the destruction of marine life. The shift away from classic straws hasn't affected most able-bodied Americans, but the bans and campaigns have forced many restaurants to find or ... more
  • 2 weeks New Poll Shows Texas Democrats Would Rather Beto O’Rourke Take Down Cornyn Than Run for the White House Sacurrent
    Most of the Lone Star State's Democratic voters would prefer Beto O’Rourke hang up his presidential aspirations and challenge John Cornyn for his Senate seat in 2020, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. Sixty percent of Democratic and Dem-leaning voters said the former El Paso congressman should scrap his White House run and gun for Cornyn, a well-funded GOP insider whom Democrats have made a multi-million-dollar priority of removing.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Sacramento Hardcore Outfit Hoods Will Descend on San Antonio This Summer Sacurrent -Music
    Hoods — a Sacramento-based band influenced by hardcore punk acts Madball, Sick of It All, Minor Threat and Cro-Mags — is headed to San Antonio for a Rock Box show on Sunday, August 11. Based on those influences, it's easy to peg Hoods' sound: typical tough-guy hardcore with distorted guitar riffs nestled behind growling vocals. If that's your kind of thing, the band may pull you straight into the circle pit. Filling out the bill are Sudden Death, Battered Image, Executioner and Slow Slice. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here. [location-1]Get our top ... more
  • 2 weeks San Antonio Man Playfully Trolls Wife with Billboard of Himself Wearing a Suit She Hates Sacurrent
    We've all been there – you start getting serious with your significant other, then after a fateful trip to the mall you come home wearing a snazzy new outfit only to find them shaking their head in disbelief. Every time you try to pull it out, they demur, saying something like, "Why don't you put on that nice blazer I got you for your birthday this year instead?" And suddenly it's been six months and that rad '80s Aloha shirt that you planned to wear once a week is now buried in the back of the closet. Enter ... more
  • 2 weeks Indie Pop Artist Max Frost to Bring His Chill to San Antonio Sacurrent -Music
    Austin-to-LA pop artist Max Frost is headed out on tour with a stop in San Antonio on Wednesday, July 24. Frost got his start in Austin at the tender age of 12, opening up for the likes of Ruby Jane and Bob Schneider. After hearing musicians like Erykah Badu and D'Angelo in his late teens, he started developing a more soulful sound. Now signed to Atlantic Records, Frost has been propagating a pop-forward sound that still retains elements of his Texas roots. Tickets ($15-$50) are on sale now and can be purchased at papertigersatx.com. [location-1]Get our top ... more
  • 2 weeks Group Demands Investigation Into Missing Domestic Violence Police Report on Mayoral Candidate Greg Brockhouse Sacurrent
    Ahead of Saturday's charged mayoral runoff, local activist group Mētù has requested that the Texas Rangers probe the disappearance of a 2009 police report detailing an allegation of domestic abuse by candidate Greg Brockhouse. "Greg Brockhouse has claimed that the incident described in the report never happened, that he had no knowledge of the police report or how it disappeared,” Mētù co-founder Ellen Riojas Clark said during a news conference reported on by Texas Public Radio.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Free Music Options Abound in San Antonio This Summer Sacurrent -Music
    San Antonio’s homegrown music doesn’t always command as much attention as the city’s visual art scene, yet there’s likely to be some kind of free show happening here almost daily. While it’s easy to assume that any act worth seeing is going to demand a cover charge, that’s not always true. A number of local venues prefer not charge at the door, instead compensating performers with a cut of the bar sales.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Woman Charged After Viral Video Shows Vehicle Run Over Two People Outside San Antonio Bar Sacurrent
    Police arrested 22-year-old Miranda Guerrero more than a month after a viral video showed two women being struck by a car in the parking lot of a San Antonio bar. SAPD allege Guerrero used her vehicle to hit the two victims outside of The Well on May 2. An arrest affidavit claims Guerrero had been arguing with the two victims at the UTSA-area drinking spot when the fight moved outside.… ... more
  • 2 weeks San Antonio’s Summer Food Festivals and Events for $15 or Less Sacurrent -Food
    If your summer plans include festivals, pop-ups and other excuses to nosh, luckily those will be abundant around San Antonio as the weather warms.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Artists Nate Cassie, Constance Lowe Collaborate for New Ruiz-Healy Art Exhibition ‘Minding the Gaps’ Sacurrent -Arts
    Although its title might conjure the sights and sounds of crowded London Underground stations, Ruiz-Healy Art’s new exhibition “Minding the Gaps” is not an artistic exploration of railway safety.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Free Flicks: How to Watch Blockbusters and Cult Classics Alike Without Breaking the Bank This Summer Sacurrent -Arts
    Staying at home and streaming movies on Netflix still can’t compare to catching them on the big screen, but the price tag at the theater can really take a bite out of your paycheck.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Comedian Gary Owen Bringing All the Laughs to the Empire Theatre Sacurrent -Arts
    When you’ve been voted “Black America’s Favorite White Comedian” by Ebony Magazine, starred in your own 2018 docuseries on BET examining your interracial family life, and worked with Mike Tyson and Shaquille O’Neal, that’s translation for “this white boy’s got game.” And plenty of laughs to boot. Don't miss the chance to see Gary Owen and rightfully laugh your ass off. $29.75-$49.75, Sat June 8, 7:30pm & 10pm, Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 226-5700, majesticempire.com.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Annual Family-Friendly Bubble Fest Brings Fun to Chris Park Sacurrent -Arts
    Summer is a time to celebrate the simple pleasures, whether it be a jaunt down the river in a tube, an afternoon enjoying native flora and fauna in a state park or just going out in the backyard with a container full of suds to blow bubbles. To that end, Ruby City has partnered with Spare Parts to throw the annual family-friendly Bubble Fest, which features “a variety of interactive Bubble Stations” that showcase the myriad ways you can manipulate soap into floating, iridescent spheres of sometimes surprising size.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Randy Rogers Band Headlining Whitewater Amphitheater This Weekend Sacurrent -Music
    Headlining Randy Rogers Band released its first album in three years, Hellbent, on April 26. And when you hear the new track “Comal County Line,” you’ll know they’ve finally come home. The super Texas band will be joined by William Clark Green for Saturday's performance. $25.40-$1,230.49, Sat June 8, 8:30pm, Whitewater Amphitheater, 11860 FM 306, New Braunfels, (830) 964-3800, whitewaterrocks.com. [event-1] Get our top picks for the best events in San Antonio every Thursday morning.… ... more
  • 2 weeks District 6 Candidate Andy Greene Strives to Communicate His Experience Sacurrent
    Editor's Note: Jade Esteban Estrada is the writer of Glitter Political, a series of articles detailing San Antonio's political scene. It’s early Thursday afternoon when I walk into Jim’s Restaurant on Blanco Road and 410 and spot Andy Greene waving to me from a corner booth. Block walk-ready, he’s dressed in a seafoam-colored shirt, beige shorts and slightly worn boat shoes.… ... more
  • 2 weeks 500 San Antonio Households on Rental, Utility Assistance Waiting List Sacurrent
    About 500 households who face displacement are on a waiting list to receive assistance from the city of San Antonio.… ... more
  • 2 weeks More Than 117,000 Texans Will Lose Their Jobs If Trump Imposes Mexico Tariffs, Economist Warns Sacurrent
    Economists have almost universally blasted President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on Mexican goods, with one calling the move "crazy" and "a textbook case of how to inflict self-harm." Now another practitioner of the "dismal science" has estimated how many Texans will lose their jobs if Trump follows through with his threat come Monday. Hint: It's a shitload. A 5% tariff would mean the loss of 117,335 jobs lost across the Lone Star State, according to an analysis by Waco-based economist Ray Perryman's consulting group.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Local Businesses Connect With Community During San Antonio Entrepreneur Week Sacurrent -Food
    Businesses – especially restaurants, food trucks and pop-ups – tend to operate in silos, but during San Antonio Entrepreneurship Week (SAEW), June 23-26, local entrepreneurs can easily connect with industry leaders and free business events.… ... more
  • 2 weeks San Antonio Architecture Firm Clayton & Little Wins AIA’s 2019 National Small Project Award Sacurrent -Arts
    From a large swath of properties at the Pearl to the retail locations of Local Coffee, Clayton & Little's fingerprints are all over San Antonio, recognizable by the industrial modern aesthetic that characterizes the firm's designs. Although the firm has worked on both commercial and residential projects, Clayton & Little expanded into slightly new territory when they partnered with Saxum Vineyards in Paso Robles, CA. The vineyard needed a new equipment barn that was off-the-grid, sustainable and able to accommodate equipment for storage and maintenance, as well as to serve as "the foremost structure present upon entering the ... more
  • 2 weeks Here’s Where You Can Score Free Donuts in San Antonio on National Donut Day Sacurrent -Food
    Here are some of the Alamo city's best donut shops offering super sweet deals (and events!) in celebration of National Donut Day this Friday. The Art of Donut // This St. Mary's staple will be offering a free donut with any order to the first 30 customers of the day, and the first 25 to order a dozen donuts will be given a free Fiesta medal.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Back to the Future: Bistro9 Delivers on the Elegance of Well-Executed French Classics Sacurrent -Food
    Is Bistro9 the restaurant chef Damien Watel has been working toward his entire professional life? Discounting his short-lived restaurant ventures in Stone Oak, Bistro9 would seem to be the logical culmination of a culinary career that began with Chez Vatel Bistro — Watel’s Olmos Park dining institution — in 1999.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Skid Row’s Sebastian Bach Hits San Antonio This Fall for 30th Anniversary Show Sacurrent -Music
    Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Skid Row’s eponymous debut album, frontman Sebastian Bach and his band are headed out on a U.S. tour. The trek kicks off in Nashville, Tennessee on August 30 and will end in Pinellas Park, Florida, on November 2. But not before touching down in the Alamo City for an Aztec Theatre show on Wednesday, October 23. “We are looking forward to seeing you all for this one time event!” Bach said in a press release “Note: This concert is 100% live in every way!… ... more
  • 2 weeks DeMar DeRozan Said He Was the ‘Sacrificial Lamb’ for the Toronto Raptors’ Success Sacurrent -Arts
    If you had any question about how DeMar DeRozan is taking the Toronto Raptors' first-ever NBA Finals appearance, wonder no longer. The Spur was dramatically traded from his longtime team as part of the deal that sent Kawhi Leonard to the Great White North. During DeRozan's nine-season tenure, he was the star of the Raptors and helped build the franchise into what it is today. Obviously, Toronto's star is now Leonard, who led the team into its first Finals appearance.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Castle Hills Police Say Man Fatally Shot His Aunt After Argument Sacurrent
    A San Antonio man has been arrested after police say he fatally shot his aunt. Michael Todd Phipps, 42, was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder in the death of Becky Ibarra. According to reports, police officers responded to a family disturbance call at a Castle Hills home and found Ibarra, 65, with a gunshot wound to the chest. Ibarra was taken to a hospital for treatment, but died. Castle Hills Police Department Chief John Siemens told reporters that the shooting occurred after Phipps and Ibarra had an argument, possibly about money. "She had come ... more
  • 2 weeks San Antonio Aroma-Artist Kellen Stanley Explores Generational Shifts in ‘Rite of Passage’ at FL!GHT Gallery Sacurrent -Arts
    Local artist Kellen Stanley's oeuvre is centered on her roots. She weaves her connections to family, place and memory into experiential installations that integrate performance and scent to envelop viewers into the work in a way that cannot be achieved by simply gazing at a painting. Stanley's latest exhibition, "Rite of Passage," is on a direct trajectory following her 2015 work Western Drive, a meditation on her family's lake house that was made in reverence of her grandparents and beloved childhood memories.… ... more
  • 2 weeks Early Voting in San Antonio’s Runoff Election Exceeds Early Vote Totals for the May Citywide Election Sacurrent
    More San Antonians turned up to cast ballots during early voting for the June 8 runoff than in the lead-up to last month's citywide general election, according the Bexar County Elections Department. At the close of early voting Tuesday, 81,769 people cast early ballots for the runoff, compared to 73,104 early votes for the May 4 general election. The runoff itself takes place Saturday, June 8. "Early voting is closed for the June 8 runoff election — we had 13,239 voters today for a total in person early vote of 81,769 voters," Elections Administrator Jacque Callanen posted on the ... more
  • 2 weeks Culture on the Cheap: How to Visit San Antonio Museums for Free This Summer Sacurrent -Arts
    Lucky for tourists and locals alike, San Antonio’s diverse cultural landscape can be experienced largely on the cheap. Our sprawling River Walk, UNESCO-designated Spanish Colonial Missions and iconic Alamo are all free to visit, as are unique, urban green spaces like Hardberger Park, Brackenridge Park and the picturesque Japanese Tea Gardens. And there’s more good news.… ... more
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