The Contemporary Art and Literature Organization (CALO) and Councilman David Medina present Una Noche de La Gloria - Contemporary Art in the Cultural Zone, a multi-disciplinary exposition designed to “build bridges between our city’s artists.” La Gloria seems to have grown exponentially for this second annual celebration of art, music, and literature. To view the full schedule (and a handy map of participating venues), visit lagloriaarts.com. Highlights: Guadalupe Theatre (1301 Guadalupe St) hosts the opening ceremony, with a performance by flamenco diva Chayito Champion (5:30pm). Head to the CALO stage for live music by Fernando Herrera (6:20pm), Roger Velasquez and the Latin Legends (7pm), and the Elijah Zane Experience (9pm), followed by Estilo Street – Runway in La Calle (produced by Agosto Cuellar and Mari Salinas), showcasing forward-thinking fashions by John McBurney, Thomas Jefferson High School Fashionistas, Josiah Huerta, and Renee Roberts (10pm). On the Palm Stage, San Antonio Writer’s Block presents “Word on the Streets” — four hours of homegrown spoken-word performances (6-10pm). As if that’s not enough to lure you to the heart of the Westside, there’s more live music (Bombasta, Piñata Protest, Pop Pistol, Diego Bernal, and La Guerilla), Haute Bizarre (where you can find one-of-a-kind works of art for purchase), La Freak Show (an exhibition of painting, performance, and video by 80 young adults), and an installation by Pompa (all in Plaza Guadalupe). If all this art and culture makes you a little thirsty, have no fear: just look for one of the designated “Beer Zones.” Free, 6pm-12am, Plaza Guadalupe, 1327 Guadalupe, lagloriaarts.com.
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