10 Free Events Happening This Week

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Wednesday, October 29 – Saturday, Nov 1
Final week: “Either or, Or Both”

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Ruiz-Healy Art’s “Either or, Or Both,” pairs Nate Cassie and Ethel Shipton in a collaborative exhibition that adds miscommunication to an array of themes the SA-based duo has previously explored via sculpture, painting, drawing, photography and installation. Free, Wednesday-Saturday 11am-4pm, Ruiz-Healy Art, 201 W Olmos, (210) 804-2219

Thursday, October 30
Dracula

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TPR and the City of San Antonio’s Department for Culture & Creative Development present an outdoor screening of the Spanish-language version of Dracula (1931), directed by George Melford. TPR’s Nathan Cone will introduce the film and attendees are encouraged to don their best vampire garb. Free, Thursday 6:30pm, Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt

Thursday, October 30
The Lost Boys


Wonderland of the Americas’ Free Movie Nights at the Bijou revives Joel Schumacher’s 1987 cult classic The Lost Boys, which follows brothers Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim) as they get tangled up with a gang of teen vampires in California. Free, Thursday 7-9pm, Santikos Bijou, 4522 Fredericksburg, (210) 785-3500

Friday, October 31 – Saturday, November 1
“Some Kind of Primitive”

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Anchored by a “slightly ambiguous time shift,” NY-based artist Antonio Serna’s “Some Kind of Primitive” remixes prehistoric landscapes by introducing dinosaurs to Atari-worthy versions of themselves but also jabs at “survival and violence” via a 20-foot spear. Free, Friday-Saturday 1-4pm, Bihl Haus Arts, 2803 Fredericksburg, (210) 383-9723

Friday, October 31
Movies by Moonlight: Frankenstein

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Slab’s fall series at Travis Park continues with director James Whale’s 1931 adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Pre-show entertainment includes cocktails, food trucks, live jazz and painting lessons. Free, Friday 7pm, Travis Park, 301 E Travis

Saturday, November 1
Chupachanga Block Party

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San Anto Cultural Arts continues the annual tradition of a procession to the “living” Peace & Remembrance Mural and features Dia de los Muertos-themed activities such as face painting and sugar skull making. Free, Saturday 11am-5pm, San Anto Cultural Arts, 2120 El Paso

Saturday, November 1
The South Alamo Street Bridge Opening Party

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The South Alamo Street Bridge is officially reopening. A ribbon cutting ceremony starts off the event followed by a parade and a block party. Stop by Cinnabar for the last day to view, “Momentary Realities.” Free, Saturday 10am, Blue Star Arts Complex, 1420 S Alamo, (210) 557-6073

Saturday, November 1 – Sunday, November 2
Muertos Fest

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Historic La Villita provides a scenic backdrop for a celebration of Dia de los Muertos featuring live music at Arneson Theatre, dance performances, a puppet procession and an altar design competition. Free, Saturday 10am-11pm, Sunday 1-10pm, La Villita, 418 Villita

Saturday, November 1
Sweet Peach Collective

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With Sweet Peach Collective, you can take a bite of the peach, but it just may bite you back. Amanda Bartlett and her crew return with an evening of glitter-bombed ghouls and spine-tingling art that blurs “the lines drawn for gender.” Attendees are encouraged to get spooky: costumes encouraged. Dia de los Muertos altar provided. And bring your wallet because the 24-artist show features a bevy of offerings, including sugar sweet jewelry, knit delights and ethereal pops from another realm. Pink Leche and Los Sheilaquiles pack the tunes for the collective’s last show of the year. Free, 6pm, High Wire Arts, 326 Josephine, facebook.com/sweetpeachcollective –Murphi Cook

Sunday, November 2
Planet K Fireworks Celebration

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Planet K’s 7th annual Dia de lost Muertos celebration will be taking place at Woodlawn Lake. The event will feature local artists and vendors, and activities such as face painting, live ice carving, sugar skull making and a vintage car show, all leading up to the fireworks show. Free, 3pm Sunday, Woodlawn Lake Park, 1103 Cincinnati, (210) 859-0665



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