5 Things You Have to Do This Week

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Tuesday, December 1
PechaKucha vol. 20

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Active since 2011, the local chapter of the contagious event format PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) hits a big benchmark on Tuesday with its 20th installment. Emceed by Emmy-winning news anchor Randy Beamer and presented in collaboration with the nonprofit SA2020 (an initiative aimed at establishing San Antonio as a world-class city by 2020), volume 20 unites eight “engaged community members who drive change and action in our city.” Besides short, snappy PowerPoint presentations by Mayor Ivy Taylor, chef Steve McHugh, San Antonio Poet Laureate Laurie Ann Guerrero, Tech Bloc co-creator David Heard, food entrepreneur Jody Newman, Promise Neighborhood director Tony Leverett, ambitious eighth grader Kylie Helterbrand (class of 2020) and SA’s first Chief Sustainability Officer, Douglas Melnick, the evening comes complete with a pre-show happy hour (enforced with a cash bar and light bites from Alchemy, Bakery Lorraine and Folc, among others), a silkscreen station courtesy of Cruz Ortiz and Snake Hawk Press, and an after party at The Last Word (229 E. Houston St). $5 donation, 7:30pm, Tue., The Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St., pechakucha.org/cities/san-antonio

Tuesday, December 1
San Antonio World AIDS Day


Of all new HIV infections, about one in four is among youth ages 13 to 24, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To raise awareness of HIV/AIDS among youth, the theme of this year’s San Antonio World AIDS Day event is “Getting to Zero: Saving our Future.” Hosted by Trinity University and the San Antonio World AIDS Day Collaborative, the program includes awareness and memorial messages, musical performances, interactive elements, free HIV and STD testing (4-6:30pm), a social gathering (6-7pm) and a presentation by Fiesta Youth (7-8:30pm). Free, 4pm-8:30pm, Tue., Coates University Center Fiesta Room, Trinity University, 1Trinity Pl, saAIDSweek.org

Wednesday, December 2
Max's Wine Dive Ugly Sweater Party


San Antonio’s MAX’s Wine Dive is inviting you, your family, and friends to their Holiday ugly sweater party. A wine tasting of 10 wines plus passed seasonal appetizers created by Chef Butch will be held for $35 a person. Come showing off your ugliest holiday sweater and receive a $5 discount off your tasting. Guests will taste 10 different wines, eat delicious seasonal appetizers, jam with some Holiday rock ‘n’ roll tunes from our jukebox, and have a chance to pin the nose on the Rudolph for a shot at a prize. $35, 7pm-9pm, Wed., Max's Wine Dive, 340 E. Basse Rd., Suite 101, (210) 444-9547, facebook.com

Thursday, December 3
How the Grinch Stole Christmas


The Santikos Bijou free movie of the week is the 1966 Christmas classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas. This version of the Grinch is cooler than the Jim Carrey version for the sole reason that it's shorter, less terrifying and Boris Karloff narrates the film and plays the Grinch. Free, 7pm, Thu., Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro, 4522 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 734-4552, santikos.com

Thursday, December 3
Enchilada Red Fest

Chris Waters Dunn (left) and Cappy Lawton (right), authors of Enchiladas: Aztec to Tex-Mex - GREG HARRISON
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  • Chris Waters Dunn (left) and Cappy Lawton (right), authors of Enchiladas: Aztec to Tex-Mex
The San Antonio Public Library Foundation is throwing its last party of the year with the Enchilada Red Fest. Aside from margaritas, mezcal, cervezas and aguas frescas, the event will feature a book reading and signing with Cappy Lawton and Chris Waters Dunn along with a cooking demo by executive chef Victor Maldonado. $40 (advance), $50 (at the door), 6pm-9pm, Thu., San Antonio Central Library, 600 Soledad St., saplf.org


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