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10 Free Events Happening This Week


Tue 9/16

At War with Dust Residency at Liberty Bar


At War with Dust opened his residency at the Liberty Bar last Tuesday. (Photo by Charlie Kitchen)

Kevin Sanchez, aka At War with Dust, is the September artist of the Liberty Bar’s monthly residency series on Tuesdays. With an an evolving act for the 7pm slot, varying week-to-week in both lineup and style, Sanchez is performing with a line-up of guests. This Tuesday, Sept. 9, is "Orchestral Nite" with marimbist Kelly Merka Nelson and cellist Sean McCarrey. Next Tuesday is "Rock Nite" with singer-songwriter Chris Maddin of the band Blowing Trees, followed by "Jazz Nite" drummer Kory Cook and his ensemble The Whale on Sept. 23. The residency closes with a "Blues Nite" featuring a secret surprise guest yet to be announced. Free, 7pm, Tuesdays through Sept. 30, Liberty Bar, 1111 S Alamo St, (210) 227-1187,

Wed 9/17

The Grandchildren of the Revolution


Shot guerrilla style by director Carlos Montaner, The Grandchildren of the Revolution documents youth culture in Cuba and what the revolution means to the current generation. The Southwest Workers Union and Bihl Haus Arts join forces to screen the film in association with Eric Lane's Fotoseptiembre exhibition "Havana Now/Habana Hoy." Free, 7pm Wednesday, Movement Gallery, 1412 E Commerce

Wed 9/17

‘Whimsical, Magical, Surreal’


An apt follow-up to 2013’s “The Photographic Art of Thomas Dodd,” AnArte’s latest Fotoseptiembre offering unites Dodd with like-minded artists linked by visions of “an otherworldly universe.” Whereas Dodd’s prints combine classical aesthetics and digital practices, Eduardo Berdegué’s works add movement to portraits of market vendors in Bolivia. Immediately arresting, the altered landscapes of Aubra Franklin’s series Lavender Dreams spell out the exhibition’s title while Trish Simonite’s compositions spark dialogues via photographic mashups. Free, 5:30-8pm Wednesday, AnArte Gallery, 7959 Broadway, (210) 826-5674, –Bryan Rindfuss

Wed 9/17

Blah Blah Blah Poetry Spot



On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month, Deco Pizzeria holds an open mic poetry night hosted by Blah Blah Blah Poetry Spot.The group invites you to come “get punched in the face” by poetry. Hosted by J Alejandro, Blah Blah Blah Poetry Spot caters to all ages, but they’re uncensored so it would be best to leave the kids at home. Free, 8pm Wednesday, Deco Pizzeria, 1815 Fredericksburg, (210) 732-3326,

Thu 9/18

Pretty in Pink


The Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro continues to work its way through the 80's teen classic catalog for Wonderland of the America's weekly free movie night. This week, it's John Hughes' Pretty in Pink, the one where Molly Ringwald plays the poor, working class girl who falls in love with the dreamy rich boy in her high school, not the one where she plays the spoiled, rich girl who makes out with the underprivileged but feisty rebel. (That's The Breakfast Club.) Free, 7pm Thursday, Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro, 4522 Fredericksburg, (210) 734-4552,

Thu 9/18

Lone Star Live Free Concert Series: Daedelus


The San Antonio Current, in collaboration with the Maverick Music Festival presents the Lone Star Live Summer Music series, featuring monthly concerts at the Arneson River Theater in La Villita. California music producer Daedelus headlines the September show that also features music from The Empireal Formula and producers Ernest Gonzales & Ohh Yeah. All ages are welcome at this free concert, and food and drink are available for purchase. Gates open at 6 pm. Free, 7-10pm Thursday, Arneson River Theater, 418 Villita, (210) 207-8610, Lone Star Live on Facebook

Fri 9/19

An Affair to Remember


Two strangers fall in love on a cruise and decide to meet atop the Empire State Building in six months time. Of course, the universe sometimes interferes with love's sweetest intentions. Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr tug on every heartstring in 1957's An Affair to Remember. Called one of the greatest love stories of all time by the American Film Institute, this timeless tale has inspired droves of modern-day romancers; just think, without it, there would be no Sleepless in Seattle. The Botanical Garden screens the classic—bring the blankets, bring your sweetie and revel in the romance. Free, gates at 6:30pm, San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston, (210) 207-3250, —Murphi Cook

Sat 9/20

Esmerelda, The Gifted: Volume 1



Local author Merriel M. Chase’s Esmerelda is born with two right hands and two left feet. At her birth it is foretold that she will be disabled, but boy does Esmerelda prove that prediction wrong. Instead of living a disadvantaged life, Esmerelda uses her physical abnormalities to fight crime, and to repair the damaged lives of those around her. Free, 11am Friday, The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Parkway Suite 106, (210) 826-6411,

Sat 9/20



Slab Cinema and District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran co-host a screening of Spanish director Pablo Berger’s Blancanieves (2012), a silent, black-and-white fantasy that sets the Brothers Grimm tale of Snow White in 1920s-era Andalusia. Free, 7pm Saturday, Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt, San Antonio, (210) 207-6968, Facebook

Sat 9/20 - Sun 9/21



The San Antonio Parks Foundation and the City of San Antonio are once again hosting the Jazz'SAlive, the annual festival that showcases the truly American music genre. Performers include Eddie Palmieri, Mariena Shaw, The Yellowjackets, Nicholas Peyton and many more. Free, 11:30am - 11am 9/20 Saturday, noon-10pm 9/21 Sunday, Travis Park, 301 E Travis, (210) 212-8423,

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