Tuesday, Oct. 30
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 is free on Tuesdays. 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, Oct. 31 10 a.m. Museum Exhibit: “Mummies of the World” The Witte Museum (3801 Broadway) showcases rare mummies from all over the world, including a 6,420-year-old child mummy from Peru. Admission is $7 – $10. 7 p.m. Theater: “Boogie Monster Mash” The Woodlawn Theater (1920 Fredericksburg) presents Dave Cortez’s kid-friendly melodrama, “Boogie Monster Mash.” This performance will feature parodies of disco songs and other favorites. The audience is encouraged to boo, cheer and throw their popcorn. Dracula and Big Bad Wolfie Brown fight against “Frankenstein” and his “Zombuddy” for the hand of Mary Wollstonecraft. The performance will be shown in the Black Box of the Woodlawn Theatre. Tickets are $15 – $23. Thursday, Nov. 1 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. Displays include acts by San Antonio legends The Esquivel Brothers and Buffalo Bill. The exhibit is open through Jan. 13. Tickets are $7 – $11.50. 6:30 p.m. Book Reading: “Day of the Dead: Readings from Three Messages and A Warning” Carmens de la Calle CafÃ© (720 E Mistletoe) invites customers to celebrate Dias de los Muertos with a reading from “Three Messages and a Warning,” edited by San Antonio resident Eduardo JimÃ©nez Mayo and Chris N. Brown. The Restaurant will provide copies for others interested in reading the book.
Friday Nov. 2
7 p.m. First Friday’s Tamale Art Auction
Casa Hernan (411 Cevallos) hosts the First Friday Tamale Art Auction in the spirit of Dia de los Muertos. The event will include a tamale reception followed by a silent auction, featuring artwork by local and celebrity artists. The proceeds will go to Rosemary’s Kitchen: A Culinary Arts Training Program for SA Youth. Tickets can be purchased for $35 for one person or two can be admitted for $50. For more ticket information, speak with Valerie Gonzalez at (210) 735-0275 ext 0.
8 p.m. Symphony: “Wicked Divas”
The San Antonio Symphony brings the music from the hit musical “Wicked,” along with other anthems from “The Wizard of Oz,” “My Fair Lady” and “Chicago” to the Laurie Auditorium (715 Stadium Drive). Performers for the night include Julia Murney and Alli Mauzey, both of whom were featured in Wicked. Tickets are $26 – $75.75. For more information, visit <ticketmaster.com>.
Saturday, Nov. 3
7 p.m. Ballet: “The Snow Queen”
The San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet presents “The Snow Queen” at Jo Long Theater (226 N. Hackberry). The Hans Christian Anderson fairy-tale follows Kai and Gerda, who are two children that battle the forces between good and evil. Tickets are $12 – $20.
8 p.m. Symphony: “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess”
The Majestic Theatre (224 E. Houston) presents this popular 8-bit classic with a live symphony performance of all the original music from the game. Relive the music you heard as a kid at this one night-event filled with videos from the game’s cut scenes. The performance is in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the “Legend of Zelda” franchise. Tickets are $40.75 – $127.50. For more information, visit <majesticempire.com>.
Sunday, Nov. 4
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 <cameocenter.com> for more details.
7 p.m. Performance: Olivia Newton-John
The pop culture icon will be in town at the Majestic Theatre (224 E. Houston) to perform some of her greatest hits. The star, who is known for her role in “Grease,” will entice viewers with songs from her newest album as well as classics such as “You’re The One That I Want” and “Physical.” Tickets are $35 – $75. For more information, visit <majesticempire.com>.