Local Events

Tuesday, Oct. 2

12 p.m. Museum Exhibit: “Texas Performer Under the Big Top”

The Witte Museum (3801 Broadway) presents a series of drawings from the Hertburg Circus Collection that features 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.

6 p.m.  Art Instruction: “Sketching in SAMA’s Galleries”

The San Antonio Museum of Art (200 W. Jones St.) will provide free course instruction every Tuesday, inspired by actual works featured in the museum. Guests are advised to meet at the front desk with a first-come-first-serve basis. For more information please visit <www.samuseum.org>.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

8 p.m. Film Screening: “Dr. Strangelove”

The Friendly Spot (943 S. Alamo) will hold a free screening of this 1964 classic on their outdoor projection screen. Get friendly with peers as this signature Stanley Kubrick unfolds on screen. This dark comedy, starring Peter Seller and George C. Scott, loosely satirizes the nuclear scare that took place in the 50s.

9 p.m. Poetry Event: “BlahBlahBlah Poetry Spot: Open Mic”

Red Square Bar (11851 Bandera) welcomes poets 18+ to their monthly poetry open mic night to unleash their latest creations. Guests 21+ are encouraged to come. Performers must sign up beforehand to participate. Free-time poets will be guaranteed a spot on the list.

Thursday, Oct. 4

 8 pm. Theater: “The Rocky Horror Show”

The Woodlawn Theatre (1920 Fredericksburg Rd.) presents “The Rocky Horror Show” starring Sharon Needles, from the reality show “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” The story recounts the adventure of a newly wed couple and their encounter with a transvestite named Dr. Frank-N-Furter. This show runs through to Oct. 27. Tickets are $25-$50.

8 p.m. Theater: “Open Sesame! A Bollywood Pantomime”

The Overtime Theater (1203 Camden) presents “Open Sesame! A Bollywood Pantomime,” an original musical by Rick Stemm. The musical follows the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves through the eyes of Ollie, a newcomer who discovers a stash of treasure and uses his fortune toward his own pleasure. Tickets are $10-14. For more information visit <www.theovertimetheater.org>.

Friday, Oct. 5

10 a.m. Museum Exhibit: “Mummies of the World”

The Witte Museum (3801 Broadway) showcases this highly anticipated exhibit, which features rare mummies from all over the world, including a 6,420-year-old child mummy from Peru. Admission is $18 – $22.

7 p.m.  Theater: “The Kid Who Ran For President”

The Magik Theatre (420 S. Alamo) presents “The Kid Who Ran For President,” a play based on the book by Dan Gutman. In the story, 12-year-old Jason Moon is convinced he can do a better job of running the United States than the candidates already in the race. Because of media coverage on Moon, Congress is forced to lower the age requirement for a presidential candidate. The play includes Moon’s presidential debate against President Barrack Obama and Mitt Romney.  This play runs from Oct. 5 to Nov. 3. Show times are Tuesdays – Fridays at 9:45 am, Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 7 p.m. Tickets are $9 – $10.

8 p.m.  Theater: “A Bright Room Called Day”

Trinity University (1 Trinity Pl) presents “A Bright Room Called Day,” a dark comedy written by Pulitzer-winner Tony Kushner. In the play, a group of idealistic actors, writers and filmmakers in Germany are determined to stop Hitler through art and politics. Performances run through Oct. 6. Tickets are $6 – $10.

8 p.m.  Theater: “Greater Tuna”

San Pedro Playhouse (800 W. Ashby Pl.) presents “Greater Tuna,” a satirical comedy about a rural Texas town and its citizens. In this unique play, two actors portray all characters-men, women, children and animals. Tickets are $15 – $25.

Saturday, Oct. 6

10:30 a.m. BatFest: “Bat Basics”

As part of the annual San Antonio BatFest, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department specialist Nyta Brown will hold a workshop on the basics of bats and their world. The presentation is free with the entry fee for Government Canyon State Natural Area (12861 Galm). All ages are welcomed.

8 p.m.  Theater: “The Odd Couple”

The Circa Arts Theater (124 Elizabeth) presents “The Odd Couple,” a play about how two opposite-minded friends move in together during a divorce. The play runs through Oct. 7. Tickets are $16 – $18.

8 p.m.  Theater: “The Last Five Years”

The University of the Incarnate Word (4301 Broadway) presents an intimate musical about the course of a five-year relationship between a man and woman. “The Last Five Years” runs through Oct. 14. Tickets are $6 – $10.

Sunday, Oct. 7

2 p.m. Theater:  “Mystery of Irma Vep”

The Salado Silver Spur Theater (108 Royal Street) presents a comedy that follows a vampire, a werewolf and an Egyptian princess. Two actors portray all eight characters in this unique play. The play runs through to Oct. 27. Tickets are $10 – $18.