5 Shows to See This Weekend

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Romeo Santos (Friday, June 6)

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Bochata icon Romeo Santos

In 2002, Aventura’s Spanish-language smash hit “Obsesión” announced the arrival of a modernized version of Dominican bachata. Fronted by chiseled crooner Romeo Santos, the group—a quartet of cousins and brothers—became a mainstay on the Latin charts but dissolved when Santos went solo in 2011. Anticipated as his departure may have been, the level of stardom Santos has since found is major—with high-profile collaborations (from Tony Bennett to Nicki Minaj) sold-out arenas and a role in 2015’s Fast & Furious 7 standing out as highlights. In a review of his concert at LA’s Staples Center, Billboard addressed his fanbase, noting, “Rows of seats were filled with women in skin-tight clothing singing along with Santos and snapping selfies.” The undisputed “King of Bachata” plays SA in support of his sophomore LP Formula Vol. 2. $35-$125 9pm, AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center, (210) 444-5000, attcenter.com

Mahler 5 (Friday, June 6)

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Mahler 5 will be one of the final SA Symphony performances before their move to the Tobin

The late romantic Gustav Mahler's monumental Symphony No. 5 brings the San Antonio Symphony's final season in the Majestic Theatre to a glorious and powerful close. Born in Bohemia (now the Czech Republic) in 1860, Mahler's works helped ease the transition between the 19th century works of Richard Wagner and the modernism of the 20th century. $15-$69, 8pm, The Majestic Theatre, 224 E Houston, (210) 226-3333, majesticempire.com

Protohype (Saturday, June 7)

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Protohype

Urban Dictionary Definition for Protohype: The process of leaking a prototype device to generate buzz about a product you don't quite yet have ready for market to a friendly tech website who will promote the gizmo well before it's ready to go. Music Dictionary definition: Faceless EDM/dubstep producer. With Kennedy Jones. $15-$25, 8pm, The White Rabbit, 2410 N St Mary's, (210) 737-2221, sawhiterabbit.com

Step Afrika (Saturday, June 7)

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The dance/music of Step Afrika on display

Close your eyes during the performance of D.C.'s Step Afrika and you'll hear a percussive orchestra of toe-tapping rhythm channeling the beats of Afro-Cuban music and hip-hop. Open your eyes and the music of Step Afrika is a product of the dancers themselves, weaving dance and music into a single, enthralling action. $35, 8pm, Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N Hackberry, (210) 207-7211, thecarver.org

South Texas Jazz Presents Brent Watkins and the Big Band (Tuesday June 10)

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Brent "Doc" Watkins at the keys

South Texas Jazz presents Doc Watkins and his 18-piece Jazz ORchestra for a swingin' program of big band music. Joined by guest singers Rick Cavender and Pierre Poree, Watkins and company will highlight the classics of the swing era, like the works of Neal Hefti, Count Basie, Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington. The small combo meets large ensemble style of organist Jimmy Smith's '60s dates will also be featured, along with some new standards from Lyle Lovett. $30-$50, 7:30pm, Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N St. Mary's, (210) 226-3333, majesticempire.com

 

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