5 Things You Have to do This Week


Tuesday, November 4
Dirty Dancing


“Nobody puts Baby in a corner. I carried a watermelon. You gotta hold the frame. I’ve never seen the movie Dirty Dancing, I just picked three quotes at random from the IMDB page to try to impress you.” From now until November 9, if you’ve got you’re eye on a cutie who came of age in the mid-to-late ’80s, those four sentences are practically guaranteed to get you a date. If nothing else, your intended will accompany you to the national touring production of the musical version of Dirty Dancing just because it seems to bug the hell out of Gen-Xers if anyone anywhere hasn’t seen the movie. $35-$100, Tuesday, November 4 through Sunday, November 9 (check box office for performance times), Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston (210) 226-3333, majesticempire.com —Jeremy Martin

Tuesday, November 4
Moda Next: Fashion's Forthcoming


This year's showcase represents what, in the words of Fashion Week San Antonio producer Tony Harris, is "so next" in fashion. The emerging designers include Valerie Perez (Verseau); Blanquita Sullivan (Bonjour Biqui); Bruno Horwath (Ala Verb Clothing); Joey Ramirez (Jose Ramirez); and Christian Alonzo ('91 Authentic). This will be the first year two emerging menswear designers show collections at Moda Next (Horwath and Alonzo). $15-$30, 6:30pm Tue, Nov 4, Texas A&M–San Antonio Educational & Cultural Arts Center, 101 S Santa Rosa, fashionsa.org —Jeremy Martin

Wednesday, November 5
V for Vendetta


"Remember, remember, the fifth of November..." V for Vendetta combines larger than life action with a real, timely political message. Written by the Wachowskis and directed by James McTeigue, the second unit director of the Matrix trilogy, V for Vendetta adapts Alan Moore and David Lloyd's groundbreaking comic book series of the same name. $12, Wednesday, November 5, Alamo Drafthouse (all 3 locations), check drafthouse.com for showtimes and tickets. 

Wednesday, November 5
Psychedelic Furs, The Lemonheads, My Jerusalem


Much of alternative music nowadays pays homage to The Psychedelic Furs. Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler, and his basist brother Tim, the Furs won over fans and critics alike by combining poetic lyrics, innovative rhythms and melodies driven by an aggressive, punk desperation. Evan Dando formed The Lemonheads with two high school buddies in late winter '86, in their senior year at Boston's tiny Commonwealth School. A few months later, they spawned what is now one of the most sought-after punk relics of the 80s.The Lemonheads' popularity grew in the 90s with the major label albums. $29.50, 8 p.m. Wednesday, The Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston (210) 226-3333, majesticempire.com

Thursday, November 6 and Friday, November 7
Condensed Soup

UTSA New Media Collective presents "Condensed Soup," which highlights an eclectic bounty of cross-disciplinary, new media art ingredients and conceptual delights. Featured works include a variety of intermedia video/sound installations, followed by a series of performance works (beginning at 8pm)that contain live and processed sound/video art, a human musical instrument sculpture, an ensemble piece featuring movement with spandex and video projectors, and various other unique and highly creative “takes” on experimental performance art. Free, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Terminal 136, 136 Blue Star, art.utsa.edu/terminal-136

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