- Albert Salazar
- Throw in some tacos, and it's a party.
Progressive Opening Party: OPEN Holiday Market shops are back, making downtown the place to pick up gifts this season. Join the Center City Development and Operations Department during this opening party which starts off with Alex Herrera on sax, apps via Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery and a Pedernales Cellars wine tasting at CANVAS (140 E. Houston St., 5-5:30pm), followed by sweet and savory appetizers at Zelle Boutique (5:30-6); Stop by the Gift Market at 231 E. Houston where the party will include Ghostpizza Empire, aerial artists, beer from Guadalupe Brewing, specialty cocktails, and treats from Bakery Lorraine (6-6:
Gary Wilson & The Blind Dates: In short, Gary Wilson is strange and sincere. A life-long musician of multiple instruments, student of John Cage, home recording prodigy and performance artist, Wilson has experienced a career almost as peculiar as his romantically charged electronic lounge jams and as unpredictable as his mock teen idol shows — performances that include throwing sacks of flour, splashing paint, duct-taping a mannequin to his back or covering himself with a bed sheet and crying — all of which is just part of what he describes as “Gary Wilson Music.” You couldn’t call it anything else with much conviction. Although, it’s fair to say his particular brand of outsider pop music has influenced an impressive lineup of artists from the highly evident Ariel Pink to more surprising musicians like Earl Sweatshirt of rap collective Odd Future. $8-$10, 8:30pm Fri, K23 Gallery, 702 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 776-5635, facebook.com/k23gallery. — Travis Buffkin, @dtbuffkin
San Antonio | The Saga Creator Xavier de Richemont: Meet the man behind the captivating video projection installation that graces the San Fernando Cathedral. Xavier de Richemont will be signing copies of the new book San Antonio | The Saga that chronicles the artwork, including Richemont's storyboard, with notes and comments, and photos of the images displayed on the cathedral. Richemont will be in San Antonio through Sunday. Free, 6-8pm, The Drury Plaza Hotel Riverwalk, 105 S St Mary's St., xavier-de-richemont.com. —Mark Reagan, @210Reagan