When: Sat., Oct. 15, 4-11 p.m. 2016
Since its debut in 2009, the multidisciplinary arts extravaganza Una Noche en la Gloria has evolved into a happening that could literally only take place in San Antonio. Launched by Gabriel Quintero Velasquez under the umbrella of the Contemporary Art and Literature Organization (CALO) and sponsored by the Avenida Guadalupe Association, the free event unites musicians, poets, visual artists, performers, fashion designers and scenesters of all stripes for a wild night that — thanks to barricaded streets — maintains the community vibe of a block party. Taking over an array of Westside venues and multiple outdoor stages, this year’s outing promises spoken-word presentations by 20-plus literary artists, live local music from the likes of Roger Velasquez, Los Flamencos de San Antonio and Femina-X, visual art galore, a hot-rod show courtesy of Pushrods Custom Car Club and the fan favorite “Runway en la Calle” — a fashion design showcase that plays out on a catwalk erected at the intersection of Guadalupe and Brazos streets. Curated by beloved local designer Agosto Cuellar and billed as “the most liberating runway event of the year,” Runway en la Calle’s 2016 edition combines individual fashion shows featuring designs by Golden Skyy, Fabian Alejandro Diaz, Petricia Falcon, Angelin de Carlo and Cuellar himself.