Cinema Tuesdays: 12 Angry Men
Texas Public Radio’s Cinema Tuesdays series revives Sidney Lumet’s 1957 classic 12 Angry Men, a radical courtroom drama surrounding a Puerto Rican teenager charged with murdering his father. The screening also includes Malcolm Clarke’s The Lady In Number 6, an Oscar-winning short documentary about 109 year-old Alice Herz Sommer—the world’s oldest living pianist and Holocaust survivor. $10-$15 (benefiting Texas Public Radio), 7:30pm Tuesday, Santikos Bijou, 4522 Fredericksburg, (210) 734-4552, tpr.org. —Bryan Rindfuss
As a descriptor, "comic genius" has been applied to practically anybody making a funny face, but Eddie Izzard is, quite clearly, something much rarer and more interesting: an actual genius who works as a comic. Izzard's act, which he began developing as a street performer more than 30 years ago, is a dense, stream-of-consciousness ramble interweaving pop culture, literature, science and history into a one-man show with a cast of dozens, held together with a free-associative dream logic more comparable to Lewis Carroll, James Joyce, or Monty Python, than another standup. $42.50-$60.50, 8pm Wednesday, The Majestic Theatre, 224 E Houston, (210) 226.3333, majesticempire.com. — Jeremy Martin
“Muralismo De San Anto”
Presented in collaboration with the Westside Development Corporation, San Anto Cultural Arts’ “Muralismo de San Anto” puts a collection of “mini murals” up for auction in an effort to “pair interested parties, be it wall owners or those interested in Westside real estate.” While it showcases nine emerging artists (Evan Wagoner, Matt Ritchie, Philip Luna, Alberto Ramirez Jr., Blair Wilson, Ashley Mireles, Cecilia Santos, Robin Arthur and Adriana Abundis), the public event also features light refreshments and a rare peek inside the 1930s-era Escobedo Creamery. $5 suggested donation, 6:30-8:30pm Wednesday, Escobedo Creamery, 2211 W Salinas, (210) 226-7466, sananto.org. —BR
*This event was previously scheduled for Wednesday, June 18 but postponed in observance of the Spurs NBA Championship Celebration.
“Sour Grapes: From Street to Studio”
Demonstrating a range of inspiration from Renaissance portraiture to conceptual abstraction and the international history of graffiti, Dallas-based street art collective Sour Grapes produces murals for public commissions (including ones for Neiman Marcus and Dallas Contemporary) as well as independent studio projects. Recently the subject of a feature article in Juxtapoz magazine, the seven-member crew takes over the UTSA Art Gallery with individual and collective works along with a site-specific installation. Free, 6-8pm Wednesday, UTSA Art Gallery, University of Texas at San Antonio, 6900 N Loop 1604 W, (210) 458-4391, art.utsa.edu. —BR
Jenelle Esparza: “Ancestral Archetypes”
Although primarily a photographer, Corpus Christi native Jenelle Esparza works in multi-media installation and creates abstract photo-based pieces. Seeking to tell the stories of women “subliminally through their enigmatic shadows,” Esparza’s new solo show “Ancestral Archetypes” is composed of silhouetted figures paired with gardens, plants and natural surroundings near their homes. Free, 6-8pm Wednesday, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, 116 Blue Star, (210) 227-6960, bluestarart.org. —BR
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