Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano


Tuesday, Nov. 13

10 a.m.  Museum Exhibit: “Texas Performers Under the Big Top”

The Witte Museum (3801 Broadway) presents a series of drawings from the Hertburg Circus Collection that feature circus performances and behind-the-scenes material. Some memorable acts include appearances by San Antonio legends, the Esquivel Brothers and Buffalo Bill. The exhibit is open through Jan. 13. Tickets range from $7 – $11.50.

10:30 p.m. Poetry Event: “PuroSlam”

Renown poetry slam team PuroSlam will host the weekly poetry slam contest at the On The Half Shell Oyster Bar (202 Navarro St.). All poets ready to face the judges and a “quick-witted” audience must come prepared with at least three original pieces. They are given three minutes per poem and there are no costumes, props or musical accompaniment allowed. This event will continue through Jan. 29 every Tuesday. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

9 a.m. Exhibit: “Arte Chihuahua”

The Institute of Texan Cultures (801 E César Chávez) presents “Arte Chihuahua,” which showcases the work of 25 renowned artists from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. A selection of 32 photographic prints, paintings and five sculptures will be on display. This exhibit will run through May 5. Tickets range from $6 – $8.

8 p.m. Theater: “La Tempesta”

The Stieren Theater (One Trinity Place) inside of Trinity University presents “La Tempesta,”a retelling of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Directed by Roberto Prestigiacomo, this retelling is performed through puppets, marionettes and shadow theatre. The show will run through Nov.17. Tickets range from $6 – $10. For more information, call 210-999-8511.

Thursday, Nov.15

10 a.m. Museum Exhibit: “Aphrodite and the Gods of Love”

The San Antonio Museum of Art (200 W. Jones St.) presents an exhibition of 125 pieces displaying the various roles and inspirations of the ancient gods and goddesses of love. These pieces include statues, bronze figures, mirrors, jewelry and much more. The exhibit will run through Feb. 17. Admission varies from $3 – $8.

7 p.m. Film: “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Regal Cinemas Huebner Oaks Stadium 14 (11075 IH-10 W) will show the 1962 classic film “To Kill a Mockingbird” in celebration of its 50th anniversary. Based on Harper Lee’s novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird” stars Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, a lawyer defending an African American who was accused of rape. Meanwhile, his children must learn the value of respect and equality. Tickets are $12.50.

Friday, November 16

7:30 p.m. UTSA’s Creative Writing Reading Series: Natasha Trethewey

The College of Liberal and Fine Arts presents a discussion from Natasha Trethewey, as part of its Creative Writing Reading Series. Trethewey is the latest poet to be inaugurated as Poet Laureate of the U.S. The presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Denman room (UC 2.01.28). For more information, call 210-458-4376.

9 p.m.  UCinema Night: “Sparkle”

UC Programming presents “Sparkle,” the story of Sparkle Anderson (Jordin Sparks) and her journey to fame. “Sparkle” features the talents of Cee Lo Green, Terrrence Jenkins and Carmen Ejogo. It also features one of Whitney Houston’s last performances. The feature will be shown in the Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02). For more information, call 210-458-6044.

Saturday, November 17

8 p.m. Theater: “It’s a Wonderful Life”

The Sterling Houston Theater at Jump-Start (108 Blue Star) brings “It’s a Wonderful Life” to the stage in the form of a live 1940s radio broadcast. In this classic, George Bailey contemplates ending his life on Christmas Eve, but he is given a second chance when an angel shows him the consequences of his actions. Tickets are $15 – $25.

Sunday, November 18

2:30 p.m.  Theater: “Elvis Has Left the Building”

Boerne Community Theatre (907 E. Blanco) presents “Elvis Has Left the Building,” a comedic play that looks at the events leading up to the rock star’s performance in 1970. When Elvis is nowhere to be found, an impersonator comes in to fill in for the legend. Can he pass off as the King of Rock? Find out in this hilarious performance. Tickets are $10 – $19.

4 p.m. Theater: “Buddy”

The Cameo Theatre (1123 E. Commerce) brings the life of Buddy Holly on-stage in “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.” The performance includes such hits as “That’ll Be the Day,” “Peggy Sue” and many more. Tickets are $15 – $33. Visit <> for more details.

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