7 Free Events Happening This Week

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Wednesday March 4
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

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Seth Gordon's 2007 documentary The King of Kong explores the world of competitive vintage arcade gaming and an epic rivalry for Donkey Kong supremacy between  Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe. This special CineSnob screening includes a video Q&A with Wiebe, Free, 7:30pm Wednesday, Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes, 1255 SW Loop 410, (210) 677-8500.

Thursday, March 5
Contemporary Art Month : "Back from Berlin"

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Opening in tandem with CAM's official kick-off, the group show "Back from Berlin" brings together the first four San Antonio artist to take part in Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum's two-year-old Berlin Residency Program. Facilitated by a unique partnership between BSCAM, SA-based German curator/journalist Angelika Jansen and Berlin's Kuntslerhaus Bethanien, "Back from Berlin" will be featuring works from Ricky Armendariz, Vincent Valdez, Cathy Cunningham-Little, and Karen Mahaffy. Free, 6pm, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, 116 Blue Star, (210) 227-6960, bluestarart.org.

Thursday March 5
Art Opening: "Painting Rhythms"

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AnArte hosts an opening reception and art talk with Eric Breish, a Houston native who channels his love for music into ink and resin works on aluminum. Free, 6pm Thursday, AnArte Gallery, 7959 Broadway, (210) 826-5674, anartegallery09.com.

Friday March 6
Art Opening: "Unconstrained"
 

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Curated by Antonia Richardson, "Unconstrained" highlights local artist Ben Mata's new abstract paintings on Aluminum. Free, 6pm Fri, Mercury Project, 538 Roosevelt Ave., (210) 478-9133. facebook.com/Mercuryproject.net.

Friday March 6
'Tooky Jelly'

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Tooky Jelly is a small collection of James Cobb’s work, the continuation of a long-term attempt to pursue intuitive image making as a reflection and distillation of thinking, experiences and influences. The exhibit features work created digitally and printed on metal—labor intensive, though untouched by human hands save for the firm grip on a mouse. Free, 6:30pm Fri, Sala Diaz,517 Stieren St., (972) 900-0047, facebook.com/saladiazart

Saturday March 7
La Villita Living History Days

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Living historians dressed in period clothing showcase life as it was lived during the Texas Revolution via demonstrations in wood working, flint knapping, cooking, land surveying and more. Free 10 am Saturday, La Villita, 418 Villita St, (210) 867-0692.


Saturday March 7
"Seven Minutes in Heaven" 

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Since its debut on the Contemporary Art Month calendar in 2012 the erotic pop-up "Seven Minutes in Heaven" has emerged as one of the season's most buzzed-about events. Named after a party game favored by horny teens, the one-night-only happening owes more than a little of its cachet o the promise of racy antics on display in a seedy location. Yet curator and Invisible Gallery founder Jessica Garcia consistently shakes things up with a rotating roster of local and visiting artist who also contribute to an erotic coloring book ($10) hat both compliment and fund the show, Featuring contributions from nine artist (Mat Kubo, Ed Saavedra and Ethel Shipton among them) the fourth incarnation takes over the Fox (rooms, courtyard and all) with uncensored expressions in video, installation, performance and puppetry, plus music by Pink Leche and El Fenix, Free, 6pm, Fox Motel, 3302 Newell Ave., contemporaryartmonth.com.




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