10 FREE EVENTS HAPPENING IN SAN ANTONIO THIS WEEK: 9/23 – 9/29

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1.)Super Xicana Power Hour

Thursday, Sept. 26 1 p.m.

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Super Xicanas are taking to the airwaves! “The Super Xicana Power Hour” is a radio show broadcast once a week on Corpus Christi Community Radio featuring live music, enlivened interviews with Super Xicana Dignitaries, and the uncensored opinions on contemporary issues. “The Super Xicana Power Hour will be recorded in front of a live studio audience at Palo Alto’s Performing Arts Theatre. Be a part of history and witness the first Super Xicana Power Hour!

Location: Palo Alto College (1400 W. Villaret)

2.)Layers of Light

Thursday, Sept. 26 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

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In “Layers of Light” light is the shining star of the show; light is the subject as well as the means of revelation. This show features experimental photographic techniques and shows photos that utilize surfaces that enhance the presence of light. This exhibit displays the works of faculty, staff, students of Northwest Vista College as well as local professional artists. Artists featured in this show include, Patt Blue, Erik Bosse, Emma Davis, Kemp Davis, Mimi Duvall, Lauri Garcia Jones, Polly Harrison, Ralph Howell, Deborah Keller-Rihn, Annette Landry, Scott Martin, Steve Oleson, Melanie Rush Davis, Ramin Samandari, Ansen Seale, and Trish Simonite.

Location: Northwest Vista College – Palmetto Center For The Arts Gallery (3535 North Ellison Drive)

3.)The Rob Sturgis Band

Thursday, Sept. 26 7 p.m.- 11 p.m.

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If you’ve heard of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Creedence Clearwater Revival then you should hear The Rob Sturgis band. They have that classic rock sound that just makes you feel good. So stop on by Crossroads BBQ, grab a bite to eat, and listen to the soulful rock styling of the Rob Sturgis Band.

Location: Crossroads BBQ (110 N. Crossroads Blvd)

4.)Panel Discussion: State of Xicana/o Studies

Friday, Sept. 27 12:30 p.m.- 3 p.m.

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“Let’s sit down and discuss this,” is usually a phrase that would make you cringe, but this discussion is one you may actually want to take part in. Panelists, Dr. Roberto Rodriguez, Dr. Marie “Keta” Miranda, Tony Diaz, Corina Gonzalez-Stout, and Elida Cervantes will address students and the community on the state of Mexican-American/Chicana/o Studies in the U.S., as well as the local and statewide successes and challenges that this field of study is currently encountering. It should be a very enriching and insightful discussion, moderated by Juan Tejeda.

Location: Performing Arts Center Theatre (1400 W. Villaret)

5.) Alamo City Salsa Extravaganza

Friday, Sept. 27 (7 p.m.- 1 a.m.) and Saturday, Sept. 28 (10 a.m.- 5 p.m.)

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Do you love to Salsa? Well get ready to move to the groove because the Latin Dance Society at UTSA is hosting its first Salsa Extravaganza. This is a two-day event full of shaking hips, shimmy-ing, and fun! Friday evening kicks off with an array of performances and social dancing. Are you unfamiliar with the art of Salsa, well don’t even worry about it! On Saturday there will be workshops for all skill levels, from easy lessons for beginners ranging to advanced levels for experts, everyone is invited to this Salsa party!

Location: Hermann & Sons Ballroom (525 S Saint Mary’s St)

6.)Spies Like Us

Friday, Sept. 27 8 p.m.

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Get ready to drop the bass

by that we mean the upright bass! San Antonio based Ska band, Spies Like Us, will make sure to get you on your feet. Influenced by bands such as Skatalitles, Prince Buster, and English Beat these guys just want to give you a reason to have a good time, get up, and jam out!

Location: The Mix (2423 N St Mary's St)

7.)The Hillbilly Jug Band

Friday, Sept. 27 8:30 p.m.- 11:30 p.m.

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You don’t necessarily need a bass or drums to pack a musical punch. The Hillbilly Jug Band is an acoustic band with music that can still make an impact. They perform songs from Johnny Cash to AC/DC, equip with 1 guitar and 4 rotating singers.

Location: Billy’s Ice House (1193 Loop 337, New Braunfels, TX)

8.)“Epic” Screening at Woodlawn Lake

Saturday, Sept. 28

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This Saturday will be “Epic” indeed. District 7 Councilman Cris Medina hosts free outdoor family-friendly films at Woodlawn Lake the fourth Saturday of every month. This time around the movie is “Epic,” it’s a tale of an ongoing struggle between good and evil deep within the confines of a forest filled with magical creatures. One teenage girl finds herself within this forest and must team up with some quirky creatures to save their world and our world. Find out about their adventures at this epic screening.

Location: Woodlawn Lake (1103 Cincinnati)

9.)Silver Alchemy

Saturday, Sept. 28 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

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Although we generally don’t see many alchemists out and about anymore the ideals of Alchemy are still around, taking different elements and making them into a cohesive whole. Sharon R. Crutchfield, Carra Garza, Polly Harrison, Tracy Lynch, and Charlotte Randolph explore the notions of Alchemy in their photo series entitled, “Silver Alchemy.” This series brings together various perspectives in silver gelatin prints. The works of these artists come together to make a new creative element.

Location: Bihl Haus Arts (2803 Fredericksburg Road)

10.) Síclovía

Sunday, Sept. 29 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

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Bicyclists are taking over the streets of San Antonio! For about 6 hours some major city streets will turn into safe places for people to exercise and play. You and your family can safely run, ride bikes, and take exercise classes all over the city streets. It’s a great way to get out and freely enjoy the day!

Location: To find out on exactly where Síclovía is taking place, visit http://www.ymcasatx.org/siclovia/route.

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