The Urban West: Chinatown
With the California Water Wars as its historical anchor, Roman Polanski’s neo-noir classic Chinatown spins a mysterious web within 1930s-era Los Angeles. Released in 1974, the film follows private detective J.J. “Jake” Gites (Jack Nicholson) on an increasingly bizarre investigation involving Water Department chief Hollis Mulwray (Darrell Zwerling), his widow Evelyn (Faye Dunnaway), her dangerous father Noah Cross (John Huston) and a young girl caught in the eye of a sordid storm. The Briscoe screens the Oscar winner in the Jack Guenther Pavilion as part of its new film series The Urban West. $4-$5, 7pm Tuesday, Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W Market, (210) 299-4499, briscoemuseum.org. —Bryan Rindfuss
Lone Star Live Summer Concert Series
Brought to you by Lone Star Beer, the San Antonio Current, Bjorn's Audio Video and Maverick Music Festival, the Lone Star Live Summer Concert Series returns to the Arneson with garage rock fervor, hosting the tunes of SA’s Dark Planes and Austin’s Sweet Spirit. Also on the bill is the can’t-take-your-eyes-off-it freak folk of Femina-X. In conjunction with Downtown Tuesday, free parking is available from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. at all meters and City-operated garages. Free (concessions available for purchase onsite), 7-10pm Tuesday, Arneson River Theatre, La Villita, 418 Villita, (210) (210) 207-8610, facebook.com.
Black and Brown Sounds in SA
UTSA’s Mexican American Studies Program, African American Studies Program, Consortium for Social Transformation and Office of Student Activities have enlisted local rappers, musicians and thinkers to give you Black and Brown Sounds in SA: A Cultural Afromestizaje Roundtable and Concert. The event will feature musical performances by killer Saytown hip-hop outfits Third Root (above) and Blend Phonetics as well as talks centered on overlapping cultural-identity concerns and social justice. Also notable on the stacked musical side of this event are local vocalist Alyson Alonzo and DJ JJ Lopez. Free, 6-9pm Wednesday, UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 W César E. Chávez,
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Super Xicana Power Hour
Super Xicanas Mari Xingas (Marisela Barrera) and Sweet Jane (Jane Madrigal) are "on the loose and broadcasting." The latest edition of their multi-disciplinary Super Xicana Power Hour promises a wealth of uncensored opinions along with music and enlivened interviews with Super Xicana dignitaries Patricia Castillo and Daniela Riojas. The "ol' skool, new skool, nuevo cool performance broadcast" will be recorded in front of a live audience and available as a podcast as well. Free, 8pm Wednesday, Jump-Start Performance Co., 710 Fredericksburg, (210) 227-5867, facebook.com.
Poetry in Motion
Billed as a “steamy evening of queer burlesque and spoken word,” the Uptown Studio’s Poetry in Motion event unites the talents of playwright Jesús Alonzo and the 2014 cast of his Jotos del Barrio (see pp. 27) with those of Dino Foxx, Jasper St. James, Stephan Gaeth, Keelin Christopher and Black Orchid (above). In addition to an ensemble piece from Jotos, the “sexy Pride Month celebration” features a variety of readings, burlesque performances and a collaborative finale between Foxx and Gaeth that fuses poetry and striptease. “I’ll undress him with my words,” Foxx told the Current. $10, 10pm Wednesday, The Uptown Studio, 700 Fredericksburg, (210) 387-1617, theuptownstudio.com.—BR