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

Local Events: week of April 2

Tuesday, Apr. 2
10 a.m. Exhibit: “Handsome Pepper on Concrete”
Gallista Gallery
(1913 S. Flores) presents “Handsome Pepper on Concrete: A Reflective
Observation,” an exhibit featuring works from Carlos G. Gómez and focuses on
Mexican culture and themes in relation to the colonization of America.
Admission is free.


1 p.m. Exhibition:
“XXIX Annual Student Exhibition”
The “XXIX Annual Student Exhibition” is
on display at UTSA Gallery (One UTSA Circle). The exhibit features works from
UTSA students. The works, juried by Riley Robinson, Artpace studio director,
employ different techniques and methods of art. Admission is free.


7 p.m. Exhibit:
Hello Studio (1020 Roosevelt Ave. Unit B) presents “typo/graphic,” art from
local artist Amanda Miller. The art is inspired by lettering from Hermann Zepf
and Doyald Yuong and will feature screen prints, digital prints, and other
media. Admission is free.

8:30 p.m. Comedy: “The
Rivercenter Comedy Club (849 E. Commerce) presents “The Oxymorons,” an
interactive comedy show where audience members make suggestions and take part
in the show. Admission is $10.

Wednesday, Apr. 3
8:30 a.m. “Weed Wednesdays”
Phil Hardberger Park has “Weed Wednesdays” in order to combat invasive weeds
which threaten the unique flora and fauna. Planting of native plants will be a
part of the activities as well. The meeting site is different each week. Contact
Wendy Leonard at (210) 207-3292 or at [email protected] for more

9 a.m. Exhibit: “Fiesta
Medal Mania”
The Institute of Texan Cultures (801 E César Chávez) presents “Fiesta Medal
Mania,” an exhibit which will display Fiesta medals from throughout the event’s
history. Medals from this year’s Fiesta, as well as some from the past, will be
available to purchase, along with a medal-making segment at 10 a.m. Admission
is free for UTSA students.

10 a.m. Exhibit: “Luminate
the Night”
Found (418 Villita, #2400) presents “Luminate the Night,” a new exhibit
featuring numerous lighting fixtures converted into art by different artists.
The exhibit is part of Found’s constantly shifting display. Admission is free.



12 p.m. Exhibit:
Artpace (445 N. Main Ave.) presents
“Transitios,” a group exhibit featuring numerous artists from the Changarrito
Collection. The works deal with many different themes regarding the Mexican
Border. The exhibit was assembled by Leslie Moody Castro and Artpace Director
Mary Heathcott. Admission is free. 


Thursday, Apr. 4

2 p.m. Theater:
“Million Dollar Quartet”
The Majestic Theater (224 E. Houston) presents “Million Dollar Quartet,” a
Tony-nominated play focusing on the music of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis,
Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash as well as the important role Sun Records had in
the creation of rock and roll music. Admission is $35-$90.

p.m. Jazz Poets Writing Sessions
Espresso Gallery (529 San Pedro) hosts
free writing sessions. These writing sessions are provided by the Jazz Poets of
San Antonio, headed by Eduardo Garza who also serves as drummer for the band.
The Jazz Poetry Band backs up the poets starting at 8 p.m.

7:30 p.m. Theater: “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”
San Antonio College (1300 San Pedro) presents “A Funny Thing Happened on the
Way to the Forum,” a play presented by the college’s Department of Fine Arts.
The farcical play focuses on a slave attempting to gain his release by helping
his master court a woman. Admission is $2-$15.

Friday, April 5

6 p.m. Exhibit: Vicky Jones:
“Laden Gesture”

Blue Star Contemporary
Art Museum(116 Blue Star) will present the newest work of

UTSA alumna, Vicky Jones. Jones, who
earned an MFA in painting and drawing, presents the theme of memory in her
work. Admission is free the first Thursday and Friday. Visit
for more information.


7 p.m. Music: The Expendables

The White Rabbit (2410
N St Mary’s St) will show West Coast band The Expendables on their “Life’s a
Beach Tour.” Known for mixing reggae, ska, surf rock, metal and punk. The
quartet is coming to San Antonio after a 15-year successful career that
includes six albums. Tickets are $12-$14. Visit


Sarurday, April 6

2 p.m. Musical: “Million Dollar

The Majestic Theatre (224 E
Houston) will present the Tony Award-winning musical “Million Dollar Quartet”
based on the recordings of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and
Johnny Cash. Tickets are $45-$90. For more information, visit


3 p.m. Fundraiser: 2013 Fiesta

AMF Ponderosa Lanes (2118 Goliad
Rd) will host a fundraiser benefiting the Chambers City South Leadership
Academy. Proceeds will go to students graduating from high schools all over the
city. Entry fees include bowling balls and shoe rentals. All teams will receive
one large pizza and pitcher of soda. To register, visit For more information, visit


Sunday, April 7

12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Exhibit:
“Why We Came: The Immigration Experience”

The Institute of Texan Cultures
(801 E César Chávez) will present information collected from Texans through the
difficult feat of immigration. Admission is $5-$8. For more information, visit


8 p.m. Music: Holly Williams

Sam’s Burger Joint (330 E.
Grayson St) will present singer/songwriter Holly Williams performing her new
album “The Highway,” which features appearances from Jackson Browne, Jackob
Dylan, Gwyneth Paltrow and Dierks Bentley. Admission is $10-$12. For more
information, visit






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