Artpace’s Summer 2014 International Artists-in-Residence program guest curator, N’Gone Fall, will give a free public lecture as part of the Art Talks series, which annually invites artists, curators, and scholars from around the world to San Antonio to generate a global dialogue on contemporary art. Fall will speak about history, geography, and politics and their influence on African artists today. Free, 6:30pm Monday; Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N Hackberry, San Antonio, (210) 207-2234, artpace.org.
2. Texas Public Radio Cinema Tuesdays: Out of Africa
TPR screens a new restoration of Sydney Pollack’s 1985 adaptation of Isak Dinesen’s 1937 memoir Out of Africa. The seven-time Oscar winner stars Meryl Streep as a married Danish plantation owner involved in a passionate love affair with an adventurer played by Robert Redford. $10-$12, 7:30pm Tuesday; Santikos Bijou, 4522 Fredericksburg, San Antonio, (210) 734-4552, tpr.org.
3. Fairy Tail the Movie
The Drafthouse screens Masaya Fujimori’s animated film based on the sh?nen manga and anime series Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima. The film features the regular television cast along with voice actors Aya End? as priestess Eclair and Mika Kanai as her birdlike companion Momon. Free, 7:30pm Tuesday, Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes, 1255 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, (210) 677-8500, drafthouse.com.
4. SAMA Screens: Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World
Susan Sarandon narrates Unity Productions Foundation’s Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World, a 2011 documentary that visits nine countries and spans 1,400 years to explore the artistic and architectural riches of Islam. Free, 6:30pm Tuesday, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W Jones, San Antonio, (210) 978-8100, samuseum.org.
5. Austin Forrest CD Release Show
Austin Forrest is one of dozens of anonymous local singer-songwriters making a living mostly playing covers at restaurants. “She Breathes,” a beautiful finger-picked folk ballad with sophisticated chord changes and a soulful vocal delivery, is among the originals on Eating the Elephant, a 10-track debut album Forrest will be presenting at Tycoon Flats accompanied by a percussionist. Folk, rock, funk but, above all, good songs by a genuine troubadour that deserves to be heard. Free, 7:30pm, Tycoon Flats, 2926 N St. Mary's, (210) 320-0819, austinforrest.com.
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