5 Things You Have to Do This Week

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1. Mothra

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Based on the serialized novel The Luminous Fairies and Mothra, Ishiro Honda’s sci-fi classic Mothra introduces an altogether different breed of daikaiju into the radiation-riddled universe of rubber monsters. One of the most powerful psychics in the Toho universe and an occasional ally to Godzilla, Mothra—a genetically engineered lepidopteran reportedly inspired by the Atlas Moth but more closely resembling a European Peacock Butterfly—doesn't unleash her inner beast unless someone threatens her faithful worshipers. The 1961 film lands at the Drafthouse as part of its Big Screen Classics series. $9.50, 7pm Tuesday, Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes, 1255 SW Loop 410, (210) 677-8500, drafthouse.com.

2. Dino Foxx: When the Glitter Fades

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A man of many hats, SA native Dino Foxx is a founding member of the queer Chicana/o performance poetry collaborative Tragic Bitches, an active member of Jump-Start Performance Co., co-producer and host of the San Antonio Burlesque Festival, the Executive Director of the knit graffiti/yarn bombing collective Yarn Dawgz and a gender-bending fire-eater in the troupe Stars and Garters Burlesque. Although Foxx is a published poet, When the Glitter Fades is his debut collection of poetry. Released this week by San Francisco-based Kórima Press, the book has been described as “a compelling glimpse into one young man’s corazón sagrado beating out a zealous love for humanity to disco, cumbia and conjunto.” Foxx reads from the collection Tuesday at Trinity’s Holt Center. Free, 7pm Tuesday, William Knox Holt Center, 106 Oakmont, (210) 999-7601, whentheglitterfades.com.

3. Texas Public Radio Cinema Tuesdays: Safety Last!

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Among other memorable scenes, the 1923 rom-com Safety Last! contains one of the most famous images from the silent film era: star Harold Lloyd clutching the hands of a clock as he dangles from a skyscraper above moving traffic. Although there was no stunt man, ropes, or safety net in play, Lloyd "tricked his thrills" by attaching fake corners atop real buildings while camera angles obscured the presence of the protective roof beneath him. $10-$12, 7:30pm Tuesday, Santikos Bijou, 4522 Fredericksburg, (210) 734-4552, tpr.org.

4. Bat Loco

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Don’t tell Mothra, but there are swarms of bats living in downtown San Antonio. Join the San Antonio River Authority, Paseo del Rio Association, Texas Parks and Wildlife and Bat Conservation International for an educational adventure learning about and watching bats as they emerge from under the I-35 overpass along the River Walk: Museum Reach Urban Segment—a section that spans from Lexington to Josephine Street and includes hike and bike trails, overlooks, water features and pocket parks. For more information, contact Matthew Driffill by calling (210) 302-3222 or emailing mdriffill@sara-tx.org. Free, 7:30-9pm Tuesday, river level near the intersection of Camden and Newell, sara-tx.org.

6. Black Box Lunch: Jill Bedgood & Sherry Owens

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Blue Star’s first all-female exhibition since 2008, “Texas Tough” rounds up artists from Houston, Dallas, and Austin. Depicting floating virgins and towering trees in two- and three-dimensional works, Sharon Kopriva meshes landscapes with visions of afterlife in “From Terra to Verde.” “Origins” features “dense, chaotic forms and open drawings in space” from Sherry Owens, an artist known for nest-like constructions built from twigs and branches. Anchored in “the historic and global phenomenon of geographic and identity politics,” Amita Bhatt’s “Depends Who You Ask” combines mythology and disjointed imagery in wall-size drawings. Using marble dust and loaded symbology, Jill Bedgood’s “Book of Hours: Intervention” acts as “a contemplative reminder of our own mortality.” On Wednesday, Bedgood and Owens lead an intimate lunchtime chat designed to give art-lovers a "peek inside the artist's mind." Box lunches from SIP are available for $8 to members and $10 to non-members. Space is limited; RSVP by emailing elizabeth@bluestarart or calling (210) 227-6960. $8-$10, noon-1pm, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, (210) 227-6960, bluestarart.org.

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