Thursday, March 30, 2017

'The House on Mango Street' Returns to the Classic Theatre by Popular Demand

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 9:41 AM

In September of last year, the Classic Theatre’s production of Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street was so successful, every spot of the theater’s 99-seat capacity was sold out for each night of the performance. Six months later and the play, directed by José Rubén De León, returns...

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Prepare to Be Offended by ‘Queen of Mean’ Lisa Lamapnelli

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Personified, the rapidly changing face of stand-up comedy circa 2017 might look a little bit like Lisa Lampanelli. The self-crowned “Queen of Mean” rose to royalty through her memorable appearances on Comedy Central Roasts (of Hugh Hefner, Larry the Cable Guy and the current President of the United States),...

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Get Ready to Rumble with the LGBT Smackdown ‘Wrestle Empire’

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 5:00 AM

Possibly the most unusual aspect of San Antonio’s annual Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade and Festival (taking place July 1 in Crockett Park), Pride Championship Wrestling (PCW) bills itself as “the first LGBT wrestling organization in San Antonio and the United States.” Presented in partnership with The Royal, Sovereign...

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

10 Things You Have to Do This Weekend

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 12:12 PM

Thu 3/30 Jim Jefferies Known for a “controversial and belief-challenging stand-up style” that’s reached the masses through comedy specials including I Swear to God, Contraband, Alcoholocaust and Fully Functional, Australian comic Jim Jefferies brings his Unusual Punishment Tour to the Tobin in support of his new Netflix special Freedumb....

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Contemporary Art Month Draws to a Close with a Free Celebration in CHRISpark

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 5:45 AM

Although certain Contemporary Art Month exhibitions carry over into April and beyond (there’s still plenty of time to take in standout shows like “Reflections on Landscape and Memory” and “Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz: A Retrospective, 1982-2014”), the citywide celebration familiarly known as CAM officially draws to a close on Friday with...

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Inkers and Ink Fans Unite for This Weekend's Alamo City Tattoo Show

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 5:30 AM

The art of tattooing one’s body is a phenomenon that has been practiced by many cultures for many purposes, starting as early as the Neolithic time period. In ancient Egypt, tattoos were used to mark status, to heal or even to punish. In Paleolithic Japan, tattoos were spiritual and...

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Savage Love: Positive Thinking

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 5:00 AM

Q: Gay guy here. Met a guy online. He came over. We had incredible sex and then a great conversation lasting several hours. But — and you knew there was one coming — he told me that he lied about his HIV status. (I asked him before meeting him,...

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Bow Down to the Queen of Tejano at Slab’s 20th Anniversary Screening of Selena

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 5:00 AM

Seemingly stronger with each passing year, the legacy of slain Tejano icon Selena Quintanilla-Pérez thrives in the modern era, inspiring heartfelt tributes, imaginative fan art, big-name covers (by everyone from Solange to Bruno Mars), diverse impersonations and even a MAC cosmetics line prompted by an online petition. Adoring fans celebrate...

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Free Will Astrology (3/29/17- 4/4/17)

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 5:00 AM

ARIES (March 21-April 19): The dragon that stole your treasure will return it. Tulips and snapdragons will blossom in a field you thought was a wasteland. Gargoyles from the abyss will crawl into view, but then meekly lick your hand and reveal secrets you can really use. The dour...

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

SA Public Library Opens New Branch on East Side

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 12:36 PM

This past weekend the San Antonio Public Library system celebrated the grand opening of Schaefer Library on the East Side. “We are so excited to bring this long-awaited and innovative library to this community,” Ramiro Salazar, director of the San Antonio Public Library, said in a press release. Located...

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