Local events calendar for the week of Feb. 26

Tuesday, Feb. 26
3 p.m. Exhibit: Ethel Shipton: “Moments”
Unit B Gallery (500 Stieren) presents “Moments,” art from Ethel Shipton. The exhibit presents over 1,400 small works created from a list that Shipton has kept over the course of 2 years. The works presented represent those moments in time as the artist seeks to answer the question, “What is a moment in time?” Admission is free.
10 a.m. Exhibit: “Luminous Impressions”
The San Antonio Museum of Art (200 W. Jones St.) presents “Luminous Impressions: The Operatic and Fantasy Prints of Henri Fantin-Latour.” The exhibit features over forty works from Fantin-Latour, and presents subject matter ranging from beautiful nymphs to mythological scenes. Admission is $5-$10.
12 p.m. Exhibit: “This River Here”
Guadalupe Gallery (723 S. Brazos) presents “This River Here,” a unique gallery in which various local artists present art as a visual interpretation of “This River Here,” a poem by Dr. Carmen Tafolla, San Antonio’s Poet Laureate. Admission is free.
9 a.m. Exhibit: “Girl Power!”
The Institute of Texan Cultures (East Cesar E. Chavez Blvd) hosts “Girl Power!” an exhibit reflecting on the past 100 years of Girl Scouts history. Works include memorabilia from the past few decades. Admission is free for UTSA students.
6 p.m. Contest: “Black History Knowledge Bowl”
The Inclusion & Community Engagement Center presents “Black History Knowledge Bowl,” a contest that tests student’s knowledge of African-American history. Teams of two to five will compete against each other with first, second, and third prizes being $1200, $600, and $300 respectively. The event takes place in the University Center Denman Room (UC 2.01.28) and is free to watch.
Wednesday, Feb 27
9 p.m. Movie: “Kiss Me” and “Wildness”
The Guadalupe Theater (1301 Guadalupe St.) presents two movies dealing with issues within the Latino and LGBT community. “Kiss Me” is a short, 11-minute drama about the consequences within the boxing scene in the East LA area. “Wildness” is a documentary about a weekly performance party of the same name in MacArthur Park, a haven for Latin and LGBT immigrants. Admission is $8.
10 a.m. Exhibit: “Leonard Brooks of San Miguel de Allende”
The McNay Art Museum (6000 N. Braunfels Ave.) presents artwork from Leonard Brooks, a Canadian-born artist who established an art colony of San Miguel de Allende. The exhibit features two dozen works from Brooks, all of which were donated by Gilberto Munguia, a friend of the artist. Admission is $5-$15.
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. For more information contact Wendy Leonard at
(210) 207-3292 or at [email protected]
Thursday, Feb 28
12 p.m. Exhibit: “Wall of Flowers”
Tres Rebecas (117 W. Mistletoe) presents “Wall of Flowers,” artwork from artist Alberto Ramirez. The artwork is presented by Arriba Arte Studios and includes pastels and still-life from the artist. Admission is free.
6:30 p.m. Movie: GET REEL Film: “A Clockwork Orange”
The McNay Art Museum (6000 N. New Braunfels Ave.) presents “A Clockwork Orange,” the iconic movie based on Anthony Burgess’ novel of the same name. The movie is being presented as part of the museum’s GET REEL program, which features critically acclaimed independent and foreign films. Admission is free.
7 p.m. Theater: “The Vagina Monologues”
The Woodlawn Theatre (1920 Fredericksburg Rd.) presents “The Vagina Monologues,” as part of a three-night benefit. The play is being performed by local actresses, and benefits The Rape Crisis Center, Family Violence Prevention Services, and the P.E.A.C.E. Initiative. Tickets are $15.
8 p.m. UC Programming: “Snap If You Feel Me”
The UCPC presents “Snap If You Feel Me,” an event very similar to HBO’s Def Poetry Jams. The event is held once a month, and brings masters of the spoken word to the main campus. The event will take place in the Ballroom Galleria (UC 1.100B) and is free to UTSA students.

Friday, March 1
7:30 p.m. Music: La Calisto.
Under the direction of Dr. William McCrary, the UTSA Lyric Theatre will present the opera La Calisto based on the mythology of Callisto, from Metamorphoses. The event will be in the Buena Vista Theatre at the Downtown campus. Tickets are $15-$50.

9 p.m. UCinema Night: “Killing Them Softly”
The Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02) will show the neo-noir crime film starring Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta and James Gandolfini. When three men try to rob a card game run by the mob and cause a breakdown in the local economy, an enforcer (Brad Pitt) is hired to reestablish order within the organization.

Saturday, March 2
10 a.m. Festival: Spring Arts
Zion Lutheran Church (702 Cincinnati) will host a festival with many booths of handmade art, jewelry, woodworks and more.

12:30 p.m. Reading: “The Cat in the Hat”
Barnes and Noble at La Cantera (15900 La Cantera Pkwy) will host a Read Across America event with a reading of Dr. Suess’ “Cat in the Hat.”

Sunday, March 3
2:30 p.m. Musical: “Roads Courageous”
San Pedro Playhouse (800 W Ashby) will host the “Roads Courageous,” the first musical of San Antonio composer Kevin Parman and writer Thomas Nyman. The musical is a biopic of the life of John R. Brinkley, a doctor from the Depression who became successful when he builds a radio station.

7 p.m. Reading: “The Rain Queen”
The Gregg Barrios Theater at the Overtime (1203 Camden) and San Antonio filmmaker and author Kimberly A. Suta will present a staged reading of her book “The Rain Queen.” A brief Q&A with the author and book signings will be available after the reading.