The San Antonio Children’s Museum presents H-E-B Free Family Night on June 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Every third Tuesday of every month HEB hosts a free activity night open to kids and adults so the whole family can join in on the fun. This event takes advantage of Downtown San Antonio’s free Tuesdays Parking and the event has limited capacity so first come, first served. Free, 6pm-8pm, Tuesday, 305 E. Houston St., (210) 212-4453, sakids.org.
Dark Planes, photo by Dave Terry
The Lone Star Live Summer Concert Series (sponsored in part by the Current) is a free, kid-friendly music series hosted by La Villita’s Arneson River Theater at La Villita Historic Art Village. This month’s featured artists include, San Antonio bands Dark Planes, Sweet Spirit and Femina-X. This event will kick off on June 17 from 7 to 10 pm and also coincides with Downtown’s Free parking Tuesdays. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Free, 7pm-10pm, Tuesday, 418 Villita Street, (210) 207-8614, lavillita.com.
The Alamo Heights location of The Lion and Rose Pub hosts its weekly Trivia Night on June 17 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. This event has been voted San Antonio’s best game night and it’s free to play! Guests are invited to play the pub’s Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz trivia game for a chance to win prizes, gift cards and free pints of beer. Free, 8pm-10pm, Tuesday, 5148 Broadway, (210) 822-7673, thelionandrose.com.
To celebrate the Spurs' fifth NBA Championship, the city is hosting a river parade beginning at 6:00 p.m. on June 18. Fans can claim prime viewing spots along the parade route from Arneson River Theater to the Navarro Street Bridge starting at 4:00 p.m. the day of the event. A celebration at the Alamodome will follow with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. A live stream of the parade and championship highlights will be displayed until the Spurs arrive at 9:00 p.m. Paid parking is available near the Riverwalk and Alamodome, but the City encourages fans to use the VIA park and ride service departing from the AT&T Center to reach the downtown festivities safely. Free, 4 -11 pm, Wednesday, 418 Villita Street (Arneson) and 100 Montana St (Alamodome).
César Martínez, 'Bato azul,' 2012, acrylic on canvas, 64" x 64"
Texas A&M University-San Antonio’s Educational & Cultural Arts Center presents, Contemporary Latino Art: El Corazón de San Antonio June 18 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. This visitor-centered exhibit surrounds the rich talent in San Antonio’s Latin arts community and the people, places and things they love. The artists invite guests to join them at the exhibit and share what is most important to them in their every day lives. Free, 10am-9pm, On view through August 31, 101 S. Santa Rosa Avenue, (210) 784-1101, tamusa-ecac.com.
See: "Sprawling New Latino Art Exhibit Revives Former Museo Alameda"
Movie Nights in the Heights presents The Lego Movie as its feature presentation on June 20 at dusk/8:30 p.m. This outdoor event will invites guests of all ages to bring blankets, chairs and picnics at Nature Trailhead Park. Free, 8:30pm, Friday, 250 Viesca, alamoheightstx.gov.
The Twig Book Shop hosts a book signing and discussion for author Jason Mellard and his latest work, Progressive Country: How the 1970s Transformed the Texan in Popular Culture on June 21 from 3 – 5p.m. This historical book reviews American social history and the conflicted iconography of “the Texan,” as well as its impact on cultural politics in decades to come. Meet the author as he travels back in time while discussing his book and have your own personal copy signed by Jason Mellard himself. Free, 3-5pm, Saturday, 306 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 106, (210) 826-6411, thetwig.indiebound.com.
Plazmo Contemporary Art Gallery hosts “Visionz,” an art show by James Supa Medrano on June 21 at 7 p.m. The artist invites you to come and be hypnotized by his new work with his use of ink, acrylics and gold as a mix-media on paper. James Supa Medrano aims to capture his viewers in a trance of visions and cause them to feel as though they have entered a mysteriously unknown place. Free, 7pm, Saturday, 1101 W Woodlawn Ave, (210) 837-0561, facebook.com/PlazmoContemporary.
Greune Hall, Texas’ oldest dance hall, presents a performance by the rock-a-billy band Billy Bacon & The Forbidden Pigs on June 22 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. This made-in-the-'80s Californian musical group will bring a taste of their southern California roots rock craze to Gruene Hall and light up the stage with some of their classic hits like "Una Mas Cerveza" and "Are You Going Back There Tonight." Free, 12:30-4:30pm, Sunday, 1281 Gruene Rd, (830) 606-1281, gruenehall.com.
The San Antonio Museum of Art presents Gallery Talks on June 22 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Join the SAMA docents as they guide guests through the museum and host discussions on the various galleries the museum has to offer. Free, 11am-12pm, Sunday, 200 West Jones Avenue, (210) 978-8100, samuseum.org.
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