5 Things You Have To Do This Week

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Monday, August 31
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Local filmmaker and self-proclaimed “urban journalist” Alejandro Cabrera admits he didn’t know too much about superheroes and comic books, aside from recent mainstream franchises like Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy but was quickly intrigued when Alamo City Comic Con rolled into town for its second year in 2014. In his first feature-length documentary, Cabrera, a student at Northwest Vista College studying digital media and applied science, examined San Antonio’s comic book subculture and how ACCC’s fast rise in popularity has inspired many people to tap into their inner geek. In the doc, he profiles ACCC founder and CEO Apple de la Fuente and features a host of interviews, including one he conducted at last year’s convention with Marvel legend Stan Lee. “As I delved deeper into this project, it became apparent that something as nerdy as comic books and superheroes could unite people from all walks of life,” Cabrera, 26, told the San Antonio Current last week. “Fans, cosplayers, vendors, artists and everyone in the community have found a place to belong and cultivate new friendships.” Too busy washing your tights for the convention to make the screening? Fear not, young padawan. The doc will premiere on YouTube on September 6. $5, 7:30pm, Alamo Drafthouse Park North, 618 N.W. Loop 410, (210) 677-8500, drafthouse.com 

Monday, August 31
Mushroomhead

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Nu-metal nonet Mushroomhead falls into all the trappings of the bête noire genre: turntables, misguided breakdowns and matching facemasks. With Scare Don’t Fear, Unsaid Fate, Assailants. 7pm, $18.50-$22, The Korova, 107 E. Martin St., (210) 226-5070, thekorova.com

Monday, August 31
The Swingsters

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Austin revivalists The Swingsters take a crack at a wide range of swing music, from Fats Waller to The Modern Mountaineers. $10, 7pm (doors open), 8:30pm (show begins), Sam's Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson St., (210) 223-2830, samsburgerjoint.com


Tuesday, September 1
Science Friction:
Hackers

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It's, hands-down, the most accurate depiction of 90's hacker culture on film, and by "accurate" we mean "not at all accurate." Still Hackers, starring the ever-so-dreamy Johnny Lee Miller and a pre-Gia Angelina Jolie, is now a cult favorite and is one of the greatest and most imminently quotable films of the 1990's. Hack the planet at the Alamo Drafthouse's 20th anniversary of the most 90s film that ever 90s. $10, 7:45pm, Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes, 1255 SW Loop 410, (210) 677-8500, alamodrafthouse.com 

Tuesday, September 1
Yoga In The Chapel At The Southwest School Of Art

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Experience meditation in motion as you practice and breathe beneath the soaring ceilings and elegant stained glass windows of this gorgeous gothic chapel. Built in 1967, the Coates Chapel at the Southwest School of Art is a historical landmark reminiscent of San Antonio’s early days. It’s tranquil interior provides the perfect place to step away from the world and connect within. Come experience the magic and marvel of this beautiful space with Yoga in the Chapel on Tuesday evenings from 6-7pm starting in September. $10, 6pm, Coates Chapel, Southwest School of Art, 1114 S. St. Mary's St., facebook.com


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