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Guadalupe Hosts Screening of ‘La Santa Muerte’ Documentary

Guadalupe Hosts Screening of ‘La Santa Muerte’ Documentary

On Thursday, October 5, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center will host a screening of La Santa Muerte: A Folk Saint in Texas, a documentary produced by Texas Folklife. The film examines the rising popularity of La Santa Muerte, the Mexican folk saint of death, through the perspective of scholars, devotees and members of the clergy. It features

Dignity SA Observes Solidarity Sunday

Dignity SA Observes Solidarity Sunday

On October 8, Dignity San Antonio will mark the 22nd annual Solidarity Sunday, the organization’s faith-based anti-violence initiative. Solidarity Sunday is observed annually across the country on the Sunday before National Coming Out Day which is on October 11. Dignity SA’s service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. DignityUSA started Solidarity Sunday in

Citywide ‘We Flamenco Fest’ Kicks Off with Fashion Show

Citywide ‘We Flamenco Fest’ Kicks Off with Fashion Show

The origins of the modern flamenco dress trace back nearly two centuries to Seville’s Feria de Abril, where gypsy women wore inexpensive calico dresses accentuated by layers of ruffles. As flamenco moved from the original gypsy communities and into Spain’s cafés cantantes in the second half of the 19th century, its costumes became more extravagant. Today, flamenco

Drag Star Shea Couleé Ready to Slay Heat Nightclub

Drag Star Shea Couleé Ready to Slay Heat Nightclub

Upon entering the workroom on season nine of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Shea Couleé fiercely declared, “I didn’t come to play, I came to slay!” Flaunting an uncanny resemblance to 1970s icon Grace Jones, the Chicago native quickly emerged as one of the top queens to beat, giving season nine winner Sasha Velour a run for

SA Journalists Hit the Stage in Annual ‘Gridiron’ Show

SA Journalists Hit the Stage in Annual ‘Gridiron’ Show

Local journalists who are members of the Society of Professional Journalists are busy polishing their stage skills ahead of the group’s annual Gridiron fundraiser and comic review which is slated for September 30 at the Texas A&M San Antonio Auditorium. The name of this year’s show is Make Gridiron Great Again. The Gridiron shows combine

26th Annual Run and Walk for AIDS Set for September 23

26th Annual Run and Walk for AIDS Set for September 23

Launched in 1991 and now established as the city’s most significant HIV/AIDS fundraiser, the Run and Walk for AIDS celebrates the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS while raising much-needed funds for the San Antonio AIDS Foundation . Last year, organizers raised nearly $110,000 which goes towards SAAF’s client programs including free STD testing, a meals program, prevention education and specialty

Poppy Champlin on the Importance of Making People Laugh

Poppy Champlin on the Importance of Making People Laugh

Poppy Champlin started her career in stand-up comedy in the early 1980s but she didn’t come out as lesbian until the year 2000. A native of Rhode Island, she was once crowned America’s Funniest Real Woman on The Joan Rivers Show and made a name for herself through appearances on Showtime, Comedy Central and LOGO.

Save the Dates: End of Summer Brings Autumn Events

Save the Dates: End of Summer Brings Autumn Events

The end of summer marks the beginning of fundraising season for organizations in San Antonio’s LGBT community. While events are held year-round, the fall and winter are when many local nonprofits schedule fundraisers and signature events. The first weekend of autumn will feature the BEAT AIDS Annual Banquet marking its 30th anniversary on September 22

Guitar Virtuoso Kaki King Brings Jazz-Tinged Melodies to Tobin Center

Guitar Virtuoso Kaki King Brings Jazz-Tinged Melodies to Tobin Center

Composer and guitarist Kaki King will perform at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, September 15. The out musician, who has been hailed as “a genre onto herself” by Rolling Stone magazine, is touring in support of her latest album Live at Berkley which is due out September 22. Over the past

Queer Comedy Queens in SA for One-Night-Only Gig

Queer Comedy Queens in SA for One-Night-Only Gig

Comedienne Poppy Champlin is coming back to San Antonio on September 20 with her unique comedy revue, The Queer Queens of Qomedy, and she’s bringing with two funny women — Jen Kober and Sandra Valls — with her. The show will be on stage at the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club. Headlining the Queen‘s tour

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