5 Things You Have To Do This Week

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Tuesday, July 7
Scobee Summer Shows 

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The Scobee Planetarium at San Antonio College hosts a series of weekday matinees throughout the summer months, featuring the programs Black Holes and The Little Star That Could. $2-$5, 2pm Tue., Scobee Planetarium, San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Ave., alamo.edu/sac/planetarium.

Tuesday, July 7
Ware Lecture: Dr. Cornel West 

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First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio hosts a video presentation of philosopher, activist and author Dr. Cornel West’s recent lecture at the UUA General Assembly in Portland, Oregon. Immediately following, representatives from the local chapter of the NAACP and the SAPD will engage in a dialogue about West’s lecture as well as race relations in San Antonio. Free, 7pm Tue., First Unitarian Universalist Church, 7150 I-10 W, (210) 344-4695, uusat.org.

Tuesday, July 7
Oscar Shorts 

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After five successful weeks of screenings in June, which took audiences across 50 years of film — from 1925’s The Freshman to 1975’s Picnic at Hanging Rock — Texas Public Radio’s Cinema Tuesdays starts July with a presentation of 15 short films nominated for Academy Awards in February in their respected Animated, Documentary and Live-Action categories. The lineup includes the three winning shorts from each group: "Feast" (animated), Disney’s tale of a Boston terrier puppy who develops a bond with his owner through an insatiable taste for the food they share; "Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press One" (doc) about the staff working at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs suicide hotline; and what could be considered a companion piece to "Crisis, The Phone Call" (live-action), about a suicide counselor (Sally Hawkins) attempting to dissuade a depressed stranger (Jim Broadbent) over the phone from killing himself. Other favorites include the Polish doc "Our Curse," about a family’s emotional struggle with their newborn’s rare disease, as well as French-Israeli live-action drama "Aya," about a woman who picks up a stranger from the airport pretending to be his driver. $10-$15, 7pm Tue., Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro, (210) 614-8977, tpr.org.

Tuesday, July 7
210|West Gallery Talk: 'Museum Pop Culture' 

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The Briscoe’s education and programs manager, Beth Foulds, points out popular culture references within the museum’s collection and explains their significance in shaping perceptions of the American West. Free, 6:30pm Tue., Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St., (210) 299-4499, briscoemuseum.org.

Wednesday, July 8
¡BRAVO! An Evening of Song and Dance 

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Local radio personality Elizabeth Ruiz emcees a festive program of traditional folkloric numbers, live music and contemporary dance routines performed by the Parks and Recreation Department’s Fandango and Alamotion dance troupes and the pre-professional music ensemble Take Note. Free (donations accepted), 8pm Wed., Arneson River Theatre, 418 Villita St.


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