10 Free Events Happening This Week

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Tuesday, November 17
H-E-B Free Family Night

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It's the third Tuesday of the month, which means that H-E-B is hosting its Free Family Night at The Doseum. The first 1,500 people to show up are admitted free. Parking is limited, so be sure to be there early. Free, 5:30pm, Tue., The Doseum, 2800 Broadway, (210) 212-4453, thedoseum.org

Wednesday, November 18
San Antonio College's 90th Anniversary Showcase

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Filled with exciting entertainment and guest speakers, will feature performances from the SAC Jazz band, ASL Glee Club, SAC Speech Team and a few surprise guests! In addition, Michael “Mike” Valdes will serve as the event’s emcee. Free, 7pm, Wed., McAllister Auditorium, 1300 San Pedro, 210-486-0880, alamo.edu

Thursday, November 19th
Funny Girl

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The Santikos Bijou free movie of the week is the 1968 classic Funny Girl. Barbara Streisand stars as early film star Fanny Brice, who's rise to stardom from the slums of New York inspired a generation. Also starring Omar Sharif as her gambler husband. Free, 7pm, Thu., Santikos Bijou, 4522 Fredericksburg, (210) 732-4552, santikos.com

Thursday, November 19
Transgender Day of Remembrance


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Join Metropolitan Community Churches to celebrate the members of the Trans community who have died due to cruel acts. Free, 6pm, Thu., MCC San Antonio, 611 E Myrtle, (210) 472-3597, facebook.com
Thursday, November 19
Southwest School of Art’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

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Founded in 1965 and now designated as Texas’ first and only independent art college, the Southwest School of Art is set to celebrate a half century of “visual art education, artistic innovation, community evolution and historic preservation.” Complete with a commemorative T-shirt designed by Gary Sweeney (free for the first 50 guests) and “first 50” art giveaways, the weekend-long party takes over both SSA campuses with creative fun for all ages. After kicking off with a members-only preview (4-6pm Fri), Articopia rallies artists and artisans from the Alamo City and Austin for an “eclectic holiday shopping” experience filled with everything from clothing and jewelry to glassware and photography (10am-5pm Sat, Ursuline Campus). Designed to encourage young artists and “educate teens and families about arts programming,” the Downtown Teen Collective’s inaugural Teen Arts Fest connects the Navarro Campus with downtown neighbors Artpace (445 N. Main Ave.) and Central Library (600 Soledad St.) via musical performances, workshops and a juried exhibition (1-5pm Sat). And on Sunday, the school opens its studios for tours and demos led by faculty and students (1-5pm Sun) and unveils exhibitions showcasing works by ceramicist and longtime SSA educator Dennis Smith, Austin-based photographer Christa Blackwood and the winners of a Fotoseptiembre Instagram contest (1-3pm Sun). Free, 4pm Fri., 10am, Sat., 1pm Sun., Southwest School of Art, 300 Augusta St. & 1201 Navarro St., (210) 224-1848, swschool.org

Thursday, November 19
‘Why Is the Sky Blue?’

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As NASA explains it, sunlight — comprised of every color of the rainbow — scatters as it enters Earth’s atmosphere; since blue light travels in the shortest, choppiest waves, the sky often appears blue. But as an exhibition title, “Why Is the Sky Blue?” hints at something unanswerable. Curated by Octavio Avendaño Trujillo, the group show explores a “shift within the modern tradition of abstraction” as seen by a dozen artists from across the U.S., Mexico and Argentina. New Jersey transplant Nate Cassie, local fixture Jesse Amado and the late great Chuck Ramirez jump out among the recognizable names. Free, 6pm, Ruiz-Healy Art, 201-A E. Olmos Drive, (210) 804-2219, ruizhealyart.com

Friday, November 20
Zonarte - Mercado de Aztlan

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Enter the ArtZone for your holiday shopping as Centro Cultural Aztlan invites you to the Annual ZONARTE, El Mercado de Aztlan, a Holiday Fine-arts and Fine-crafts market.Grand opening preview reception: Friday, November 20 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Sale continues on Saturday, November 21 from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, November 22 from 10 am until 6pm. Free, 6pm, Fri., Centro Cultural Aztlan, 1800 Fredericksburg, (210) 432-1896, centroaztlan.org

Friday, November 20
Dèrive


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Viewers are invited to experience some of San Antonio’s premier emerging artists and their works in this exciting and engaging one evening event. Featured works explore topics of aesthetic beauty and its anti-aesthetic, the psychology of social ritual, critical dialog on ecological responsibility, and Art World Systems through interactive performances, fine art photos and videos, and “one of a kind” integrated art installations. Refreshments will be provided to those who attend. Free, 7pm, Fri., Highwire Art Gallery, 326 W Josephine, (254)-702-4478, highwirearts.com

Friday, November 20
Pink Leche 

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Hailing from Southeast San Anto and packing a plethora of defiant queer attitude, Pink Leche makes music that’s a delightful and wholly unique mishmash of house, R&B, post-punk and screw. This Friday, you can catch the lovely Leche in action as he celebrates the release of a new split EP with local, texture-mad electronic producer Xy!o. Entitled House of Relaxation, the EP is a veritable study in chill, presenting a wide palette of influences, styles and moods. And, as has become a local tradition with Pink Leche shows, the release party promises to be a party par excellence. Free, 10pm, Bottom Bracket Social Club, 1603 N. Colorado St., (210) 267-9160, facebook.com

Friday, November 20
Articopia

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The Southwest School of Art is hosting a holiday market featuring artisan-made gifts by local vendors from San Antonio and Austin. Get your ceramics, jewelry, glassware, photography, clothing, and other original art. Free, 4pm, Fri., Southwest School of Art, 300 Augusta, (210) 224-1848, swschool.org


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