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10 Free Events Happening This Week 10/7-10/13


1.) England in 1819

Monday, Oct. 7, 9 p.m.


England in 1819, brothers Andrew and Dan, are ready to take Boneshakers by storm! The form trio, turned duo, from Baton Rouge has transitioned from being a 9-piece experimental/orchestral group to using electric drums and synths to create a ‘grandwave’ sound. They are playing a 50-city tour in support of their new album Fireball Electronic Tomorrow. Catch this show and experience their new sound!

Location- Boneshakers Tap House and Pizzeria (306 Austin St)

2.) Aaron Stephens

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 8 p.m.


Singer/songwriter Aaron Stephens started off playing shows in the Rio Grande Valley area and now tours all across Texas. Influenced by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, and John Mayer, Stephens plays music for the soul. Aaron Stephens has a sound that makes you bob your head and clap to the beat, his music is good for your soul.

Location- Billy’s Ice House (1193 Loop 337, New Braunfels TX)

3.) Mockingbird Handprints Grand Opening

Thursday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.


A new studio/shop is making it’s grand opening this week! Jane Bishop and Paula Cox love working with fabrics, home decor, and wearables so they decided to open a studio to work on, display, and sell all their works. They plan to showcase their work along with the works other artists, most local, but all from Texas making ceramics, images on lamp shades, oils on paper, hand cut paper, recycled metal jewelry, photography and more.

S. Alamo Street is currently under construction so if you plan to give them a visit you should come into Blue Star from Probant St. across from La Tuna.

Location- Blue Star Arts Complex (116 Blue Star, Building B, Ste. 108)

4.) Los Altares del Mercado

Saturday Oct. 12 – Sunday Nov. 3


Dia de Los Muertos is a cherished day to remember loved ones who have moved on from this life. Los Altares del Mercado displays handmade altars from local elementary, middle, and high school students honoring those who have moved from this life to the next. Celebrate the lives of those you have lost at Los Altares del Mercado.

Location- Market Square (514 W. Commerce St)

5.) Solar Fest

Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.


Solar Fest is a day to enjoy solar demonstrations, great food, and fun! This event provides insightful information about renewable energy technologies, the impact of sustainable living and green building techniques. So go out, live green, and go to the Solar Fest.

Location- Olmos Basin Park (651 Devine Rd.)

6.) Chalk It Up

Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.


Artpace’s Chalk It Up is a fun family favorite that repurposes downtown Houston Street as a canvas for imaginative and intriguing murals composed solely using chalk. This event also showcases works from contemporary artists and works from students and educators from more than 45 schools and organizations. This event has food, music, and fun for the entire family.

Location- Houston St between Main and Jefferson

7.) Mariachi Nation

Opening reception Saturday, Oct. 12, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. (through Nov. 11)


Luis Valderas, SA local artist inspired by the Chicano art movement, brings us “Mariachi Nation.” In this series of work he places his father throughout different streetscapes, motifs, and other famous works in full Mariachi attire. He challenges and satirizes Latino stereotypes and socio-political structures by placing his father, decked out in full Mariachi attire, throughout different streetscapes, motifs, and works by other famous artists. You can view this artwork and become a part of the “Mariachi Nation.”

Location- Gallista Gallery (1913 S Flores)

8.) Una Noche de la Gloria

Saturday, Oct. 12 6 p.m.- midnight


Art, music, and performance collide during Una Noche de la Gloria! This event serves as a bonafide art block party! Una Noche de la Gloria blocks off several streets and takes over multiple venues and outdoor stages through the heart of the West Side. The highlight of this event is Runway La Calle (begins at 11:30 p.m.). Runway La Calle features over-the-top fashions on an 80-foot catwalk from designers such as Elizabeth Hernandez, Mary Alice Medina and Agosto Cuellar.

Location- Corner of Brazos and Guadalupe

9.) “!tch”

Saturday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.


“!tch” is still going on and they are having a 2nd Saturday reception! For those of you who may not know, the FL!GHT gallery is celebrating their 11th birthday! This birthday celebration is still going strong and includes the works of 59 different artists and numerous San Antonio art world heavyweights, featuring Gary Sweeney and Franco Mondini-Ruiz.

Location- Fl!ght Gallery (1906 South Flores)

10.) Layering to Reveal: Adriana Gallego

Saturday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.


Adriana Gallego’s work always has a message; her new series is based on the multiple roles women have performed in movements of resistance. This series with it’s works of power and strength will be shown at the 3rd Space Art Gallery this Saturday.

Location- 3rd Space Art Gallery (141 Cassiano St)

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