Events Sept. 11-19

Tuesday, Sept. 11

5:30 p.m.  Film Screening: “Miss Representation”

Our Lady of the Lake University (411 SW 24th St.) will hold a screening and discussion of the Sundance-introduced documentary. Explore how the media under represents women in positions of power and influence. 

Wednesday, Sept. 12

6:30 p.m.  Lecture: “How Mexican Food Conquered America”

UTSA celebrates Hispanic Hertiage Month with Gustavo Arellano, author of “Taco USA” and writer behind the popular column “Ask A Mexican!” Arellano will discuss “How Mexican Food Conquered American” at the Downtown Campus at UTSA Buena Vista Theater (500 Buena Vista).

7 p.m. Film Screening: “Unknown” & “Sirona”

From the San Antonio Film Festival, Austin Film Society and Santikos Bijou Theater comes Texas Indies, a series of independent films and documentaries. Watch “Unknown Caller” (a thriller about a woman searching for her missing husband) and “Sirona” (about a musician who moves his family to Sirona, TX) at the Bijou Theater (4522 Fredericksburg Rd.). Tickets are $8.

Thursday, Sept. 13

7 p.m. Film Screening: “Dirty Dancing”

Sunset Station (1174 E. Commerce) will have a free screening of the 1987 classic “Dirty Dancing.” Audience members are invited to recreate memorable dance sequences from the film with help of professional dancers.

8 p.m. Film Screening: “Chinatown”

Enjoy this 1974 film noir drama at Cinemark McCreless Market (4224 S. New Braunfels). Jake Gittes is hired by a woman to spy on her husband to prove an affair, but instead, Gittes finds himself in the middle of a scheme of murder and lies. Tickets are $5 – $7.

Friday, Sept. 14

6 p.m. Fotoseptiembre Openings

Jenelle Esparza’s “As They Were” at REM Gallery (219 East Park Avenue); Rob Abodeely, Momo Brown and Annette Crawford’s “Insights: A Glimpse into San Antonio’s Forgotten Places” at Highwire Art Gallery (326 West Josephine); and Hector Garza and Oscar Galvan Jr.’s “Voces Opuestas” at Centro Cultural Aztlan (1800 Fredericksburg #103). For a more complete list of Fotoseptiembre openings, visit

Saturday, Sept. 15

7 p.m. Flamenco Fest

For Hispanic Heritage Month, San Antonio presents the 3rd Annual Flamenco Fest at the Cameo Theatre (1123 E. Commerce). Enjoy great music and dance in this celebration of a colorful culture.

Sunday, Sept. 16

6:30 p.m. Performance and Discussion: “The Ballad of Emmet Till”

The McNay Art Museum (6000 N. New Braunfels Ave.) presents the story of a boy who sparked the civil rights movement of the 1950s. After the performance, there will be a discussion about the play.