Arts & Culture

Two Cirque du Soleil Performers Arrested on North Main Ave.

Two Cirque du Soleil Performers Arrested on North Main Ave.

Two performers from the cast of Cirque du Soleil’s Crystal were arrested in the parking lot of Club Essence on North Main Avenue during the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 10. Cordero Zuckerman was charged with possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication. Shawn Sawyer was charged with evading arrest and public intoxication.

SA LGBT Car Club to Host Golden Ghouls Auto Show on Main Avenue Strip

SA LGBT Car Club to Host Golden Ghouls Auto Show on Main Avenue Strip

With Halloween just around the corner, the San Antonio Classic Chassis Car Club will host the Golden Ghouls Car Show on October 21 in the parking garage above Luther’s Cafe. The local chapter of Classic Chassis is affiliated with the Lambda Car Club which nationwide has over 2200 members who are the owners of over 1700

SA Coming Out Day to be Celebrated at Mission Marquee Plaza

SA Coming Out Day to be Celebrated at Mission Marquee Plaza

The San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce is planning to celebrate the the 29th anniversary of National Coming Out Day on October 14 at Mission Marquee Plaza on the city’s Southeast Side. National Coming Out Day is observed annually to raise awareness of the importance of “coming out” — a process of disclosing one’s sexual

Rites of Passage: Forever Remembering Tía Chuck

Rites of Passage: Forever Remembering Tía Chuck

A lot has changed in San Antonio in the seven years since Chuck Ramirez died. There are working artists, young ones and transplants from elsewhere, who never knew him. To his extended group of close friends, acquaintances, a still-tight micro-community of Southtown artists (for whom the rise of Artpace and Sala Diaz, the expansion of

Pride SA’s QFest to Screen LGBT Films from Around the World

Pride SA’s QFest to Screen LGBT Films from Around the World

Forty-three films from over 15 countries will be screened this weekend at Pride San Antonio’s QFest LGBT International Film Festival which begins on Friday, October 13 at City Base Cinema. The three-day program includes six feature films and 36 short subjects which cover all facets of the queer experience. The films will be shown in

The Top LGBT-Friendly Brunch Spots in SA

The Top LGBT-Friendly Brunch Spots in SA

It used to be that only restaurants served brunch. Today, you can have brunch at a bar and even catch a drag show. Whether this means curing the previous night’s hangover, or simply getting your Sunday Funday started early, brunch might now be considered the most important meal of the day. From the traditional to the outrageous and everything in between,

Ballet San Antonio Opens Season with ‘Giselle’

Ballet San Antonio Opens Season with ‘Giselle’

The legend of the Wilis took hold within European society in the nineteenth century. The ghosts of young maidens deserted by lovers on their wedding night, the Wilis held a dangerous grudge against all men and were known for torturing them in the shadowy forests of the German Rhineland. Drawing from romantic era themes of exoticism and the supernatural, Giselle is the

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

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

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