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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 calendar for the week of April 23

Tuesday, Apr. 23
9 a.m. Exhibit: “Why We Came”
The Institute of Texas Cultures (801 E. César Chávez) presents “Why We Came: The Immigration Experience.” The exhibit explores the many different challenges of immigration as well as the process of leaving a home for a new one. Admission is free for UTSA students.

11 a.m. Exhibit: “See You in the Spring”
AnArte Gallery (7959 Broadway) presents “See You in the Spring,” an exhibit featuring artwork from artist Brook Rosser. Inspired by Mexican folk art and her grandmother, Brook’ work will feature painting, drawing and decoupage. Admission is free.

5:30 p.m. Event: “NIOSA”
La Villita (418 Villita Street) presents “A Night In Old San Antonio,” an annual celebration focusing on San Antonio’s rich history and diverse cultural heritage. There will also be over 240 food and drink booths, as well as various forms of entertainment. Admission is $12.

6 p.m. Film: “Q-Fest”
Josephine Theatre (339 W. Josephine) hosts “Q-Fest,” an event benefitting Pride San Antonio. This will be the closing night for the 3-day event. Films presented include “Remember to Breathe,” “Presentation of the San Antonio Four” and “Raid of the Rainbow Lounge.” Admission is $10-$18.

10 p.m. Event: “Fiesta de los Reyes”
Market Square (514 W. Commerce St.) hosts “Fiesta de los Reyes,” one of Fiesta’s largest celebrations. The event honors Fiesta icon Rey Feo, and will present musicians playing everything from Tejano to Conjunto, as well as folkloric dancers. A wide array of food will also be available. Admission is free.
Wednesday, Apr. 24
9 a.m. Exhibit: “Made in Texas”
The Institute of Texan Cultures (801 E César Chávez) presents “Made in Texas,” an exhibit focusing on a wide array of items made in Texas. The exhibit will also explore the impact and influence of Texan creations throughout the world. Admission is free for UTSA students.
10 a.m. Exhibit: “Fiesta, Fête, Festival”
The McNay Art Museum (6000 N. New Braunfels Ave.) presents “Fiesta, Fête, Festival,” an exhibit displaying various objects from numerous festivals from around the world in comparison with San Antonio’s Fiesta celebrations. Admission is $5-$10.

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.

10 a.m. Exhibit: “Witte Museum’s Annual Fiesta Exhibition”
The Witte Museum (3801 Broadway St.) presents their annual Fiesta exhibition. The main emphasis for this year’s exhibition will be on the military, with works including coronation robes of the Duchesses of the Armed Forces and historic photographs depicting the military’s participation in past Fiesta celebrations. Admission is $7-$10.

12 p.m. Exhibit: “Laden Gesture”
Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum (116 Blue Star) presents “Laden Gesture,” an exhibit featuring artwork from local artist, Vicky Jones. Known for her contemplative and subtle pieces, the exhibit works to explore different themes pertaining to the body and memory. Admission is $3-$5.
Thursday, Apr. 25
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 for purchase, along with a medal-making segment at 10 a.m. Admission is free for UTSA students.

10 a.m. Exhibit: “Pasión Popular”
San Antonio Museum of Art (200 W. Jones St.) presents “Pasión Popular: Spanish and Latin American Folk Art from the Cecere Collection.” The exhibit features almost 400 pieces of ethnographic art donated to the museum by Peter B. Cecere including religious paintings, masks and toys. Admission is $5-10.

12 p.m. Exhibit: “Kelley Eggert, Dewayne Hughes, Guus Kemp”
Gallery Nord (2009 N.W. Military) presents artwork by Kelley Eggert, Dewayne Hughes and Guus Kemp, three local Houston artists. Artwork featured will display the different methods employed by each respective artists, and showcase the different styles and subject matter from each as well. Admission is free.

7 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. Admission is free.
Friday, April 26
12:30 p.m. Fiesta: “Battle of Flowers Parade”
The Battle of Flowers Association presents the Battle of Flowers Parade in its 122nd year. The parade’s theme this year is ‘celebrations’ and the grand marshall of this year’s parade is actor Armie Hammer and his wife, Elizabeth Chambers.

7 p.m. Reading: “Añoranzas de mi Tierra”
Instituto Cultural de Mexico (600 HemisFair Park) will present a Spanish language reading by Hilario Treviño. For more information, call (210) 227-0123.

Saturday, April 27
10 a.m. “Students Aid Saturdays”
Cafe College (131 El Paso) will host Student Aid Saturdays San Antonio (SASSA), a day to help students get one-on-one help with college financial aid applications. The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and features trained college financial aid experts available to answer questions in English and Spanish. Admission is free.

Sunday, April 28
9:30 a.m. “King William Fair”
The King William Association will host a fair with drinks, fine cuisine and art. Live music and a small parade will also be featured. Rides and games are available for children and proceeds from the event will go to educational scholarships for students. Admission is $10 and free for children under 15.

7 p.m. Film Screening: “The Shining”
Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes (1255 S.W. Loop 410) will present an installation of their Big Screen Classics with the 1980 film The Shining. Starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall, the classic horror film will be shown at two showtimes, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. General admission is $10.

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