Friday, March 13
2015 CAM Perennial: “Move Me”
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Raul Gonzalez Self Portrait - Express Yourself (Berlin), 2014
New Orleans writer and curator Amy Mackie has been chosen as this year’s guest curator for the CAM Perennial Exhibition. Mackie is tasked with providing a non-San Antonian’s perspective on “Move Me,” an exhibition featuring eight local artists. The theme of “Move Me” is displacement, and the exhibition’s works explore multiple mindsets regarding the physical act of being “moved.” The eight artists’ approaches vary, with some utilizing dance and performance, while others present provocative sounds or displays of body modification. This weekend will mark the perennial exhibition’s opening reception. Free, 6pm-9pm Friday, Guadalupe Gallery, 723 S. Brazos St., 271-3151, guadalupeculturalarts.org.
Friday, March 13
Pi (3.14) Party
Pi Arts owners Maureen “Momo” Brown and Charles Harrison Pompa are celebrating Pi Day this Second Friday with – you guessed it – pie. The Pi Party will follow Highwire Arts’ “Under the Wire” event which will feature works by 14 of the gallery’s in-house artists. The party will kick off at 10 pm and run until 1am, giving guests the chance to ring in the mathematical holiday (which also doubles as Albert Einstein’s birthday!) with their fellow dessert-loving partygoers. There will be pies, pizza pies, drinks, and a Pi/Albert Einstein costume contest for those looking to get competitive. Music will be provided by Choosy Beggars. Free, 10pm Friday, Highwire Arts, 326 W. Josephine, highwirearts.com.
Saturday, March 14
I Love My Brain: S.M.A.R.T Fundraiser
S.M.A.R.T. San Antonio Facebook
The 1906 Gallery boasts an impressive music lineup for this Saturday’s “I Love My Brain” fundraiser. The fundraiser — which will feature performances by several musicians including Noah Peterson, Top Heavy, and Heavenly Junkie, as well as six art exhibitions and performances by budding comedians — will support S.M.A.R.T. (Supporting Multiple Arts Resources Together), a community outreach program. S.M.A.R.T.’s goal is to “engage the community in a non-intimidating art experience.” The group offers workshops and collaborates with several schools. “I Love My Brain” is a celebration of S.M.A.R.T.’s partnership with the students at Briscoe Academy. Brain products will be available for purchase to support the program’s cause. Free, 6pm-12am Saturday, 1906 Gallery, 1906 S. Flores St., 227-5718, 1906gallery.com.
Sunday, March 15
Mini Art Museum: Cabinet of Curiosities and Rummage Sale
Spare Parts’ Mini Art Museum: Cabinet of Curiosities showcases multicultural, multimedia pieces in miniature. The Cabinet features works by 14 different artists, all of whom toy with the concept of contemporary art. What is art? How do viewers consume it? How should they consume it? Viewing the Mini Art Museum just might change any preconceived answers you have to those questions. This Sunday, the MAM is hosting a rummage sale where museum guests can purchase wee little trinkets and tiny antiques. Free, 11am-5pm Sunday, Brick at Blue Star, 108 Blue Star, spareparts.org.