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10 Free Events Happening This Week 10/21-10/27



1.) Geeks Who Drink
Monday, Oct. 21 7 p.m.


What’s the recipe for an awesome evening? Equal parts alcohol and trivia! If that sounds like a great night to you, then you need to join your fellow Geeks Who Drink. This is not just your average trivia night; Geeks Who Drink goes through about 70 multimedia questions with categories that may be anything from “Eight Questions About Sex That Won’t Make You Too Uncomfortable” to “TV Shows Your Parents Watch.” Test your brain with some questions, then relax your brain with some beer (or any other beverage of your choice).

Location- Southtown 101 (101 Pereida St)

2.) Sketching in SAMA’s Galleries
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Do you want to be the next Vincent van Gogh? Well, this Tuesday at the San Antonio Museum of Art you could definitely practice your artistic skills with an evening of causal artistic instruction. You can use the work of other artists as your muse and practice your sketching skills with people who enjoy art as much as you do!

Location- San Antonio Museum of Art (200 W Jones Ave)

3.) Bill Molthen & Kelvyn Davila Art Exhibit
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Ecuadorian artist Kelvyn Davila and Texas based artist Bill Molthen will be displaying their architectural inspired works this Wednesday at the Cinnabar Gallery. Davila recreates his “archetypal fantasies” by combining textures, colors, figures, and ideas that shouldn’t necessarily work together but somehow create something in fact, works. Molthen, architect-blacksmith-turned artist, utilizes negative space to create his works. He uses geometry while creating his sculptures to address form, space, scale and energy.

Location- Blue Star Arts Complex (1420 S. Alamo St)

4.) Cycle-In Cinema presents Beetlejuice
Thursday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.


Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice . No, just to be on the safe side I better not say that name again. At this point you can probably guess this week’s Cycle-In Cinema movie. Well, if you don’t know what this movie is all about, let’s just say a couple of newly deceased ghosts (or I guess you could say a couple who has been recently inducted into the spiritual realm) contract a “bio-exorcist” to get rid of the house’s new non-ghost inhabitants. Of course craziness ensues, so if you have or haven’t seen this movie before you should definitely check it out.

Location- Main Plaza (115 N Main Ave)

5.) Alternate Currents
Friday, Oct. 25, noon – 5 p.m.


Visual artists Avi Avalos, Jesse Amado, Ken Little, Karen Mahaffy and Anita Valencia have come together to explore light and the ideas that arise from it, by creating interpretive works based of a single light bulb.

Location- Guadalupe Gallery (723 S Brazos)

6.) Briscoe Western Art Museum Grand Opening Celebration
Saturday, Oct. 26 – Sunday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Being in Texas, everyone knows about Westerns (of the film variety). I have always wondered about the historical accuracy of Westerns, were there really cowboys, stand-offs, and stagecoaches? Well if you are like me and wondered about those things (or if you haven’t even thought about that at all) and other cultural aspects of the West, you should wander down to the Briscoe Western Art Museum. This weekend they are celebrating their grand opening with live performances, artist demonstrations, lectures, and activities! View photographs, paintings, and other art from Western artists, and look at fascinating Western objects.

Location- Briscoe Western Art Museum (210 W. Market Street)

7.) Slab Cinema Presents Coraline
Saturday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m.


Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it! This week Slab Cinema presents Coraline. This movie is about a young girl who has been frustrated with her life, but she suddenly finds herself in an idealized version of her life. Things seem a little too good to be true. Find out if Coraline really likes her newfound life this Saturday at Nani Falcone Park!

Location- Nani Falcone Park (7625 Mystic Park)

8.) James Woodward and Oltre La Morte
Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.


This Saturday, Resonant Interval & heavy Demin present a free concert on the Hays Street Bridge featuring Austin-based outfit Marriage, James Woodard and Oltre La Morte. From a Tiny Mix Tapes review of Marriage’s record For Brötzmann: For Brötzmann represents the blessed union of “Shut the Door” bass lines and pounding, measured drum attacks, buttressed by bulbous bursts of noisy guitar and swarms of feedback and FX." James Woodard (of The Grasshopper Lies Heavy) is set to be playing a solo guitar and ambient electronics set. Oltre La Morte will also be performing, according to their press release, “Oltre La Morte is a project of Lance Higdon, which he describes as a ‘visceral, raw, splatternoise thing intended as homage to classic zombie genre stuff (Romero, Fulci, etc). I will be performing with sloppily-sliced-from-VHS visuals from these kinds of movies . Total over-the-top fun.’” So as you’re driving by look for this concert, but if you really want to enjoy the music, you may want to pull over (preferably park somewhere safe and out of the way of other drivers) just so you aren’t too distracted by the awesome tunes.

Location- Hays Street Bridge (800 N. Cherry)

9.) Catherine Denise
Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 p.m.


If you like the blues then Catherine Denise is the woman you need to hear. Denise, who has been recognized by the Blues Hall of Fame as a Great Blues Musician and Ambassador, will be gracing Barriba Cantina this weekend. So if you want a night full of amazing sounding, soulful blues, then head over to Barriba Cantina!

Location- Barriba Cantina (111 W Crockett St)

10.) Apache 65
Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 p.m.


Some of the best soundtracks belong to movies that haven’t been filmed. That’s right, I’m talking about Apache 65. For those of you who don’t entirely know what I mean by that, as the Current stated in June of this year, they recorded “a whole concept album based on an imaginary movie Sergio Leone wished he had directed.” Curious about what that music would sound like? Check them out at The Mix!

Location- The Mix (2423 N St. Mary’s St)

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