7 Free Events Happening This Week

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Thursday, September 24
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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The Wonderland of the Americas free movie of the week is the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. When newlyweds Brad and Janet's car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, they stumble upon the residence of the eccentric Dr. Frank N. Furter. Free, 7pm, Thu, Santikos Bijou, 4522 Fredericksburg, (210) 734-4552, santikos.com

Thursday, September 24
World Heritage Celebration

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Join the San Antonio River Authority and National Park Service at the movies in honor of the San Antonio Missions' UNESCO World Heritage designation. Learn more about the innovative restoration of the San Antonio River and the river’s connection to the rich history of the San Antonio Missions through a series of informative and entertaining films featuring The Mission Reach: Restoring the San Antonio River and Gente de Razón: People of the Missions. Free, 6:30pm, Thur., Alamo Drafthouse Park North, 618 NW Loop 410, (210) 677-8500, drafthouse.com

Thursday, September 24
Iris

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From legendary documentarian Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter), Iris pairs the late 88-year-old filmmaker with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. The 2014 doc screens as part of the McNay's GET REEL Film Series. Free, 7pm, Thur., McNay Art Museum, 6000 N New Braunfels, (210) 824-5368, mcnayart.org
Thursday, September 24
The Jane Effect: An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall

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Trinity University Press invites you to The Jane Effect: An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall. The evening will honor Dr. Jane Goodall and the publication of The Jane Effect: Celebrating Jane Goodall, edited by Dale Peterson and Marc Bekoff​. The new book features more than 100 testimonies by Goodall’s friends and colleagues highlighting her as a scientific pioneer, inspiring teacher, and advocate for animals. Dr. Goodall’s lecture will be followed by a book signing. Dr. Goodall travels an average of 300 days per year, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, other environmental crises, and her reasons for hope that humankind will solve the problems it has imposed on the earth. A free overflow simulcast will be provided for those who did not get tickets. Free, 7:30pm, Thur., Laurie Auditorium, 715 Stadium Drive, (210) 999-8117, tupress.org 
Friday, September 25
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With falsettos on the hook, corner-store hooks and a look like their wake-up call isn’t until the afternoon, junkie nails the beach goth thing three hours away from the shore. With Loafers, Teenage Sexx, The Jesses. Free, 8pm, Fri, Imagine Books & Records, 8373 Culebra, facebook.com
Friday, September 25
Music Under The Stars

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The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is hosting its annual evening of music at the Mission San Jose. The USAA Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Chorus will provide the entertainment for the evening. Attendees will have to provide their own food and drink. Parking is free and secure. Free, 7:30pm, Fri., Mission San Jose, 7601 San Jose, (210) 922-3218, facebook.com
Saturday, September 26
Museum Day Live!

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The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 26, 2015, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s eleventh annual Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only. One ticket, per household, per email address is permitted. Free, 9am, Sat., UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez, (210) 458-2300, texancultures.com



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