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Arts A week of art heaven


It's a great week to be a flaneur, young or old, so shush your internal erstwhile hobbyist or dedicated reader and dabble in sidewalk art and experimental theater.

What Are You Doing Tonight?, an original theatrical production by the RESET collective, explores the art, emotion, and fallout of hooking up, Thursday-Saturday, September 22-24, at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Tickets are $10. For background on the multi-disciplinary RESET crew, see "Using the master's weapons," March 3-9, 2005. Call 271-3151, Ext. 26 for info.

Take the kids along on your jaunt to Artpace's Chalk It Up!, held on downtown streets from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 24. More than 50 local artists such as Mark Hogansen and Cruz Ortiz will create large murals along Houston Street, between Soledad and South Presa. There will also be an interactive area for the young'uns and take-home surprises. More than 3,000 people turned out last year despite heavy morning rain. The weathermen predict scattered showers for Saturday, so beat a path early to the parking garage. 212-4900 for info.

Mark Hogansen, left, and fellow artists work on Hogansen's mural during the 2004 Artpace Chalk it Up! event.

The UTSA Concert Choir and four members of the San Antonio Symphony take a step away from the Western classical repertoire for Music at the Museum VI at the San Antonio Museum of Art Monday, September 26. A wine reception at 5:30 p.m. precedes a 6:45 p.m. "world music" concert performed against the backdrop of the fascinating exhibit Resonance from the Past: African Sculpture from the New Orleans Museum of Art `see "Chalk for moonlight," July 28-August 3, 2005`. Proceeds from the $40-per-person tickets support the education programs of the San Antonio Symphony League and the San Antonio Museum of Art Docent Volunteers. 978-8138 for info.

Wind up the week Wednesday, September 28, at Jump-Start and Dance Umbrella's W-I-P, Works in Progress, performance at Jump-Start Performance Co. This month, audience feedback will be solicited on aerial choreography, improvisational bellydancing, and Texas Thunder's Appalachian footwork. The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. and tickets are $3-5. 227-JUMP for info.

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