Fashion Week San Antonio
Launched in 2009 and modeled after similar happenings in New York, LA and beyond, Fashion Week San Antonio is dedicated to cultivating and broadening the local design community while showcasing “the Alamo City’s brightest and most talented designers and brand houses.” Formerly Museo Alameda, A&M’s Educational & Cultural Arts Center (101 S Santa Rosa) plays host to a number of FWSA’s most anticipated events—including Monday’s Project Runway-inspired Avant Garde Going Green Gowns Exhibition (7pm) and Tuesday’s Current Collections, a fashion-forward face-off between emerging local designers Karen Gallardo, Josue Pacheco, Valerie Perez and Blanquita Sullivan (7pm), followed by a free after-party at Blue Box (312 Pearl Pkwy). Students shine on Wednesday, with the Evolve Fashion Show showcasing fashion and graphic designers attending IADT (6pm at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk, 111 E Pecan) and the Art Institute of San Antonio presenting locally headquartered A’GACI’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection (7:30pm at 101 S Santa Rosa). Thursday’s highlights include L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection (7pm at 101 S Santa Rosa) and The Red Party, a free event celebrating the launch of FWSA producer Tony Harris’ sartorial blog Beau Tie Bulletin (9pm at Hotel Havana, 1015 Navarro). $10-$45 per event, for tickets and details, visit fashionsa.org. —Bryan Rindfuss
2. Mon, Nov 4 – Fri, Nov 8
“Ramp It Up”
Native Americans have been skateboarding almost as long as the sport has existed, with Ricky and Jimmy Tavarez (Gabrielino-Tongva tribe) being active members in LA’s Z-boys, the group widely credited in creating skateboarding as we know it today. Plus, skating grew out of surfing, invented by indigenous Hawaiians. The Smithsonian’s travelling “Ramp It Up” exhibit highlights skateboarding’s enduring popularity on reservations and Native Americans’ considerable contributions to the culture via archival footage and photos, plus 20 skateboard decks designed by Native American-owned skate companies or Native contemporary artists like Bunky Echo-Hawk and Traci Rabbit. Additionally, local students from MacArthur High will display their own deck designs paying tribute to Texas’ skate culture. $6-$8, 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday, 801 E Cesar Chavez, (210) 458-2300, texancultures.com. —Callie Enlow
3. Tue, Nov 5
Nine Inch Nails
After sharing 2011 Oscar and Golden Globe wins for The Social Network (Best Original Score) and a 2013 Grammy for Best Score/Soundtrack for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo with collaborator Atticus Ross, this year Trent Reznor returned to Nine Inch Nails for the release of the acclaimed Hesitation Marks, NIN’s first album since 2008. The Tension 2013 tour is NIN’s first since 2009, and time has been kind to the band. Early tour reviews have been highly positive and even though the set list goes back as early as 1989, the bulk of the show is Hesitation Marks—another three-pointer by a man that never played it safe. As usual, the concert is a visual feast, but the party starts early with an Austin band that scored the gig of a lifetime: Explosions in the Sky, who collaborated with David Wingo on the just-released soundtrack to David Gordon Green’s Prince Avalanche. $49.57-$109.53, 7:30pm Tuesday, AT&T Center, One AT&T Center, (800) 745-3000, attcenter.com. —Enrique Lopetegui
4. Tue, Nov 5
Views and Brews: Modern Movie Criticism and Rushmore Screening
The latest in Texas Public Radio’s Views & Brews (a series promising “cold beer and frothy discussion”) features a screening of Texas-born filmmaker Wes Anderson’s 1998 film Rushmore, followed by a roundtable discussion moderated by TPR’s Nathan Cone with special guests Matt Zoller Seitz (TV critic for New York Magazine and author of The Wes Anderson Collection) and Aaron Aradillas (local critic and journalist). $10-$12, 7pm Tuesday, Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe, San Antonio, (800) 622-8977, tpr.org. —BR
5. Wed, Nov 6
Wine Women & Shoes
Wine Women & Shoes brings together world-class wines and high-fashion shopping, all benefiting the San Antonio Food Bank. Hosted by “Diva of Ceremony & Sole” Tanji Patton, the stylish evening includes a fashion show, silent auction, “Best in Shoe” contest, plus a multi-designer marketplace and “Shoe guys” serving up the season’s must-haves on silver platters. $100 ($300 for a “Girlfriend Package” of four tickets), 6-9pm Wednesday, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, 116 Blue Star, San Antonio, (210) 227-6960, winewomenandshoes.com/safoodbank. —BR
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