Arts & Culture

Esperanza Exhibition is a Call to Action

Esperanza Exhibition is a Call to Action

After the Supreme Court’s landmark case making gay marriage legal in 2015, it was easy to believe that gay people had finally achieved some semblance of equality. Yet, with the election of President Donald Trump one year later, it seems minority communities are more vulnerable than ever. Moved by the current political climate, the Esperanza

A Conversation with Transgender Artist and Musician Antemìa Kavillari

A Conversation with Transgender Artist and Musician Antemìa Kavillari

Antemìa Kavillari, 27, is a local transgender Latina artist and musician, and someone I’m proud to call a friend. We met via Facebook in 2015 when we were both at the beginning of our respective transitions, and since then, I’ve seen her blossom into a powerful force to be reckoned with, especially when it comes

‘9 Circles’ Makes SA Premiere at Classic Theatre

‘9 Circles’ Makes SA Premiere at Classic Theatre

9 Circles, Bill Cain’s 2010 play based on the real-life crimes committed by Private Steven Dale, has made its San Antonio premiere at the Classic Theatre in partnership with the Surround Project. The play is a heart-wrenching look into the long-lasting psychological effects of war on the minds of young soldiers. Structured around the nine

Our Summer Concert Picks

Our Summer Concert Picks

From Broadway numbers to funky club bangers, there’s  something in store for everyone when it comes to entertainment options in the Alamo City. Here are our top concert picks for summer 2017. Melissa Etheridge Known for her confessional lyrics and smoky vocals, Melissa Etheridge entered the music scene in 1988 and quickly garnered hits like

Festival and Parade Promise Day Filled With Pride

Festival and Parade Promise Day Filled With Pride

Organizers and volunteers at Pride San Antonio are busy putting the final touches on the full day of events which constitute the Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade, slated for July 1 along the Main Avenue Strip. This year’s theme is “Living Now – Forever Proud.” The parade and festival are part of a

House Of Kenzo Is Throwing A Ball – And Wants You To Dress Up Like a ‘Snack’

House Of Kenzo Is Throwing A Ball – And Wants You To Dress Up Like a ‘Snack’

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Long before contemporary white pop stars began using 1980s QPOC culture to further their careers, there existed houses and balls where fierce drag queens would vogue against the confines of a patriarchal society. In the documentary Paris is Burning, Jennie Livingston chronicles mid-to-late 1980s ball culture in New

Rey Lopez Birthday Bash Promises an ‘Eleganza Extravaganza’

Rey Lopez Birthday Bash Promises an ‘Eleganza Extravaganza’

Since its 2012 premiere at the Bonham Exchange, the annual Rey Lopez Birthday Bash has featured appearances by some of the top performers from RuPaul’s Drag Race. This year’s extravaganza on July 28 pairs established fan favorites like Raja alongside newcomers Naomi Smalls and Valentina. Raven and Jujubee (AKA Team Rujubee) and Puerto Rican beauties

‘Golden Glee Cub’ Returns for Summer Engagement

‘Golden Glee Cub’ Returns for Summer Engagement

The Golden Glee Club will return for a second engagement at Woodlawn Pointe after a successful premiere in April. Directed by Greg Hinojosa, The Golden Glee Club, tells the story of four older ladies who decide it’s time to get off their rockers and start a glee club. The production is based on the 1980’s

Richard Aste Leads the McNay into its Next Chapter

Richard Aste Leads the McNay into its Next Chapter

If you’re a frequent visitor to the McNay Art Museum, a follower of San Antonio arts and culture, or simply a person about town, you may know by now that the McNay has a new director. That director, Richard Aste — who is actually not so new anymore, having replaced 25-year director William J. Chiego

Local Exhibitions Celebrate Diversity, Emphasize Humanity

Local Exhibitions Celebrate Diversity, Emphasize Humanity

In the wake of Kathy Griffin’s recent photo scandal, involving the fake severed head of President Donald Trump, artists around the country continue to speak out against the anti-immigrant and non-inclusive policies of the president’s administration. While most can agree that Griffin’s staged photo of a beheading crosses the line of decency, it no doubt

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