5 Things You Have to Do This Week

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Mon 8/11

Cheech and Chong Day #42

Cheech and Chong

Roland “Nightrocker” Fuentes’ new venture Studio One Zero Three celebrates Cheech and Chong Day (August 11 since 1972 thanks to a declaration by former San Antonio Mayor John Gatti) with a night of comedic mayhem hosted by Larry Garza (of the duo Larry & Regan) and featuring stand-up sets by Christopher Chavez Sr., Brandi Dunagan, Jeff Stone, Allie Amrien, James Bosquez, Josh Cabaza, Travis Reyes and George Anthony, and live music by Dynamite Boys. Sponsored by Dos Equis and Source of All Happiness Tequila, this year’s event supports Garza's crowd-funding camapaign to attend the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas. $10 suggested donation (no one will be turned away), 7-10pm, Studio One Zero Three, 721 S Presa, facebook.com/nightrockerpresents.

Tue 8/12

Mushroomhead

Mushroomhead

Known for their never-ending feud with Slipknot over who wore Halloween masks first, the Cleveland-based nu metal outfit Mushroomhead (J Mann, Jeffrey Nothing, Waylon, Shmotz, Skinny, Stitch, Church, Roberto Diablo and Dr. F) creates pseudo-heavy music for the Hot Topic crowd. Also on the bill: New Jersey-based Latin metalheads Ill Niño. $16-$20, 8pm Tuesday, Backstage Live, 1305 E Houston, (210) 698-2856, dinproductions.frontgatetickets.com.

Wed 8/13 - Sun 8/17

Final week: “Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting”

We Came From the Stars

Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.), We Came from the Stars, 2011


The McNay’s “Beauty Reigns” assembles the work of 13 emerging and mid-career abstract painters whose art is characterized in whole or part by high-key color, obsessive layering of surface imagery, use of overall and repeated patterns, stylized motifs, fragments of representation, and a tension between melancholy and the sublime. On Sunday at 3pm, museum docents lead a final tour of the exhibition. $5-$10, 10am-4pm Tuesday-Wednesday, 10am-9pm Thursday, 10am-4pm Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday, noon-5pm Sunday, McNay Art Museum, 6000 N New Braunfels, (210) 824-5368, mcnayart.org.

Wed 8/13 - Sun 8/17

Mike Britt

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On stage, Brooklyn’s Mike Britt (BET's Comicview, Comedy Central Presents) drifts with casual seeming skill from sexual politics to actual politics, from energetically acted out observational humor to ridiculing racism and homophobia so naturally that people who laugh at one and take offense at another may accidentally enjoy themselves so much they forget to leave in a huff. Regular comedy fans who don't pre-twist their underwear before putting it on should have a blast. Also on the bill: “mildly demented” stand-up Roy Haber. $16, 8:30pm Wednesday-Thursday, 8:30pm & 10:30pm Friday-Saturday, 8:30pm Sunday, Rivercenter Comedy Club, 849 E Commerce, (210) 229-1420, rivercentercomedyclub.com. 

Wed 8/13

The Prados

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From Jimmy Blanton and Duke Ellington to Ron Carter and Cedar Walton, there’s an understated and under-represented tradition of the piano and bass duet in jazz. As part of the Pearl’s Summer Dance Hall Series, the father and son pair of George and Aaron Prado employ this style beautifully, capturing the rhythmic and harmonic potential of their two instruments. Free, doors at 5:30pm, music at 6pm Wednesday, Pearl Stable, 303 Pearl Pkwy, (210) 212-7260, atpearl.com.

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