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5 Things You Have to Do This Week


1. Trainspotting


The forbidden, the dirty, the sensual and the surreal boil to life in Danny Boyle’s cinematic adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel about three heroin addicts living in squalor in Edinburgh, Scotland. Revived by the Drafthouse's '90s-centric Bangarang series, Boyle’s frenetic classic (starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle and Kelly Macdonald) "will take you from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows as you experience addiction, withdrawal, suppositories, underage sex, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed and what it would be like to swim in the worst toilet in all of Scotland." Choose life! $9.50, 7pm & 9:45pm Monday, Alamo Drafthouse Wetslakes, 1255 SW Loop 410, (210) 677-8500,

2. PechaKucha Night Volume 11


Prepare for a powerfully eclectic, superbly condensed night of art and culture as WOAI’s Randy Beamer emcees Volume 11 of SA’s PechaKucha Night—eight presentations of 20 slides, 20 seconds each, no fast-forwards, take-backsies or second chances. With happy hour preceding the show, snacks and a cash bar (drink proceeds benefit the historic theater), it’s certain to be a rowdier experience than your typical lecture series. Presenters include: theater director Thomas Miller, ceramicist Jennifer Datchuk, arts advocate/consultant Chris Davila, Bakery Lorraine founders Jeremy Mandrell and Anne Ng, artist David Alcantar, community activist and co-founder of Awesome SA Jeff Mulholland, mixologist mastermind Jeret Peña and Trinity University anthropologist Richard Reed. $5 donation, Josephine Theatre, 339 W Josephine, happy hour at 6:30pm, presentations start at 7:30pm Tuesday,

3. Dino Foxx: When the Glitter Fades

Dino Foxx

A man of many hats, SA native Dino Foxx is a founding member of the queer Chicana/o performance poetry collaborative Tragic Bitches, an active member of Jump-Start Performance Co., co-producer and host of the San Antonio Burlesque Festival, the Executive Director of the knit graffiti/yarn bombing collective Yarn Dawgz and a gender-bending fire-eater in the troupe Stars and Garters Burlesque. Although Foxx is a published poet, When the Glitter Fades is his debut collection of poetry. Published by San Francisco-based Kórima Press, the book has been described as “a compelling glimpse into one young man’s corazón sagrado beating out a zealous love for humanity to disco, cumbia and conjunto.” Foxx reads from the collection Tuesday at Central Library. Free, 6-8pm Tuesday, Central Library Auditorium, 600 Soledad, (210) 207-2500,

4. Steampunk 101


Brook Hollow Branch opens the rabbit hole into the weird and wonderful world of steampunk with a discussion exploring the genre's many facets—from fashion and "the secrets of DIY" to the growing wealth of literature and other media. In addition to to providing a place where fans and followers of steampunk culture can mix and mingle, the gathering aims to "be the springboard needed to catapult you further into the growing steampunk community." Free, 6:30pm Wednesday, Brook Hollow Branch Library, 530 Heimer, (210) 207-9030,

5. Brisk Bodega


This summer, Brisk Iced Tea teamed up with Vice magazine's new music channel Noisey to bring Brisk Bodega to 14 lucky cities across the nation. "All about the up and up on music, culture and events," the mobile experience pops up at Hi-Tones on Wednesday night, offering guests 21 and up free entry (with RSVP) to enjoy complimentary Brisk Bodega cocktails (aka "turnt up tea"), interactive activities, giveaways, samples, and a regional showcase featuring Ghostpizza, Adolf, MWG, Beautiful Lou, and Western Tink. Free, 10pm-2am Wednesday, Hi-Tones, 621 E Dewey,

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