Today in Arts & Culture

Mexican Folk Art Activity

Host Organization:
Museo Alameda
Date: Friday, July 15
Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Venue: Museo Alameda
101 South Santa Rosa, San Antonio, TX, 78207

The current exhibition, Revolution & Renaissance: Mexico and San Antonio, 1910-2010, highlights this resurgence of the folk as an art form. Artists incorporated masks, such as those used in celebrations like Dia de los Muertos and carnival, into their paintings and sculptures. Guests can join the Summer Family Days Series to create their own Mexican folk art mask.

For more information: (210) 299-4300 or thealameda.org

Buried Child by Sam Shepard

Host Organization:
Classic Theatre of San Antonio
Date: Friday, July 15
Time: 8 p.m.
Venue: Sterling Houston Theatre at Jump-Start
1400 S. Alamo, 108 Blue Star in the Blue Star Arts Complex

The Classic Theatre of San Antonio opens the 2011-2012 Season with a haunting and darkly comic masterpiece. This 1979 Pulitzer Prize winner punctures the Norman Rockwell-like exterior of American family life, revealing a disturbingly rotten core. The play runs through July 24.

For more information: (210) 589-8450 or classictheatre.org

Miss Saigon

Host Organization: Woodlawn Theatre
Date: Friday, July 15
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Woodlawn Theatre
1920 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX

This musical is based on Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly, Miss Saigon tells the tragic tale of a failed romance during the 1970’s Vietnam War. The play runs through July 24.

For more information and tickets: (210) 738-1117 or woodlawntheatre.com

Balcones Heights 18th Annual Jazz Festival

Host Organization:
Balcones Heights
Date: Friday, July 15
Time: 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Venue: Wonderland Mall Amphitheatre

The Annual Jazz Festival concert series will feature well known smooth Jazz artists. The concerts are every Friday night through August 5. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. No coolers please.

For more information: (210) 732-0055 or sanantoniocentral.org

Visual Arts Exhibition

Host Organization: Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
Date: Friday, July 15
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Venue: Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
723 S. Brazos, San Antonio TX 78207

This is an exhibition that takes the unauthorized postering methods of street artists and gives permission and empowers artists to take this new method of street conversations to the museum level. The commissioned artwork will be site specific and intentionally juxtapose high and low concerns.

For more information: guadalupeculturalarts.org

Summer Reading Series with Jan Seale and Orlando White

Host Organization: Gemini Ink
Date: Friday, July 15
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Gemini Ink
513 S. Presa, San Antonio TX 78205

Guests can gain a wealth of inspiration with readings from published writers Jan Seale and Orlando White. Seale is the author of several poetry volumes, short stories and essays among other works and is also the recipient of an NEA fellowship. White has taught at Brown University and his poems have appeared in The Florida Review, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere.

For more information: geminiink.org

The Lady with All the Answers

Host Organization:
Cameo Theatre
Date: Friday, July 15
Time: 8 p.m.
Venue: Cameo Theatre
1123 E. Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX

Based on favorite letters and memoirs of one of the most well know advice columnist, Ann Landers, the Cameo Theatre brings this successful off-Broadway play to San Antonio. The solo show depicting Ann Landers’ true life drama runs through Sunday, July 31.

For more information and tickets: (210) 212-5454 or cameotheatre.org

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