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10 Free Events Happening This Week



Thursday, January 8


For  Wonderland of the America's free movie of the week, the Santikos Bijou is screening Airplane, the classic slapstick riff on 70's disaster films. Free, 7pm Thursday, Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro, 4522 Fredericksburg, (210) 734-4552,

Friday, January 9
Grupo de Sexo XXXPlosion Bottomless Art Show


Albert Alvarez has curated a wildly gross and sexually charged collection of art for the month of January. This collection showcases pieces by Will Templin, Diane Mata, "Evil" Dave Gonzales, George Zupp, and Natalie Sauceda. Free beer. (Beer only available after waiting in line at the keg.) Free, 7pm Friday, K23 Gallery, 702 Frederickburg.

Friday, January 9
Dream Week: Guy Sheppard "Living My Dream Collection"


Start your Dream Week celebration at Carver, where Houston-based artist Guy Sheppard showcases an assortment of pieces, including images inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Refreshments provided. Free, 5pm Friday, Carver Branch Library, (210) 207-9180,

Friday, January 9
Engine & Driving

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It’s a new year and it’s time for some new tunes, new sonic escapes from the numbing doldrums of day-to-day. If you’re unfamiliar with ATX’s Diving and Shreveport’s Engine, Friday’s show at Bottom Bracket might be the perfect place to start. You’ll love Diving’s tempestuous and math-rock-infused emo jams and Engine’s spaced-out, Southern-rockish take on indie folk. For research purposes, we recommend you check out Diving’s 2013 split release (with Kentucky’s Sixteen) on SA’s own Texas Is Funny Records and Engine’s latest and greatest LP Red Moon Rises. Free, 10pm Friday, Bottom Bracket Social Club, 1603 N Colorado, (210) 267-9160.

Friday, January 9
Ben Mata: "Luminosity" Art Opening

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Bihl Haus unveils a new exhibition of luminous oil paintings on aluminum by local artist Ben Mata. The opening reception features live music, light hors d'peuvres and libations. Free 5:30-8:30pm Friday, Bihl Haus Arts, 2803 Fredericksburg (inside the gates of Primrose at Monticello Park Senior Apartments, (210) 383-9723,

Friday, January 9
Alamo Basement Sessions Featuring Lonely Horse, Tera Ferna and Ila Minori

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Alamo Basement Sessions is a monthly music and videography series featuring local artists in the basement of Alamo Music Center in downtown San Antonio. Our second installment features Lonely Horse, Tera Ferna and Ila Minori. $10 suggested donation, RSVP for entry, 6:30pm Friday, Alamo Music Center, 425 N. Main,

Saturday, January 10
Chris Knodel: The Irish Goat: The Fat Boy and His Path to Ultra Distance


San Antonio Native Chris Knodel visits the Twig to discuss his latest novel about his journey from addict to marathon runner. Free, 11am Saturday, The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy, (210) 826-6411,

Saturday, January 10
Dream Week: Social Action Films

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This event will screen various documentaries focused on modern social issues, the movements of our day, and a look at the beauty of Earth’s diversity. Documentary films will include Disruption, Confessions of an Undercover Cop, In Transition 2.0, and more. $5 suggested donation, 2pm Saturday, Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N Hackberry,

Saturday, January 10
Dream Week: Music Unites Concert Series

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Muze Collective Magazine presents “Music Unites” Concert Series featuring Fishermen. Join multiple bands as they gather to promote Peace, Justice, Love and Unity as they embody the spirit of San Antonio’s DreamWeek. From San Antonio, Texas, Fishermen is an indie rock band that has garnered both the respect and attention of their local music community and the national music industry. Blending contemporary indie aesthetic with classic soul and rock, Fishermen is a spiritual band that boast both lofty and eclectic influences, drawing from timeless giants like Radiohead, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Marvin Gaye and more. Free, 6:30pm Saturday, Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N Hackberry,

Sunday, January 11
Dream Week: Fresh Ink Youth Slam


This slam competition gives young writers a chance to read or recite their own original works. They will have 3 minutes and 30 seconds to perform one poetry piece per round. Free, 2pm Sunday, Deco Pizzeria, 1815 Fredericksburg, (210) 732-3326,


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