Arts & Culture

Drag Star Valentina Set to Perform at Heat

Drag Star Valentina Set to Perform at Heat

As we move further along into season nine of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Rey Lopez Entertainment is bringing another one of the shows break-out stars to Heat Nightclub –  the sassy Latina fan favorite Valentina. Born James Andrew Leyva, this former Los Angeles resident brought tears to the judges when she dressed as Lady Gaga during the first challenge in episode one. Her

Project Runway Star Headlines Exhibit at Central Library

Project Runway Star Headlines Exhibit at Central Library

Project Runway star and designer Anthony Ryan Auld will headline a cooperative exhibit at the Central Library Gallery which features his fashion designs alongside the work of several local artists. The exhibit opens on Wednesday, April 19. According to a press release, “The Threads That Bind Us exhibit will demonstrate the creative visual connections and

Heather Has Two Mommies Author Lesléa Newman Visits SA for National Poetry Month

Heather Has Two Mommies Author Lesléa Newman Visits SA for National Poetry Month

Still in the midst of National Poetry Month, San Antonio has been gifted an array of local offerings (organized in an online calendar at getcreativesanantonio.com), including the recurring program “Voices and Vibes.” Presented by the interfaith organization Celebration Circle, the monthlong series continues Sunday, April 23, with a presentation by influential Jewish lesbian author Lesléa Newman. A

Campy New Musical ‘The Golden Glee Club’ to Open at Woodlawn Pointe

Campy New Musical ‘The Golden Glee Club’ to Open at Woodlawn Pointe

A new drag musical inspired by the The Golden Girls will kick off a series of LGBT friendly productions at the community center at Woodlawn Pointe. 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

LGBT Events Are Part of Fiesta Celebration

LGBT Events Are Part of Fiesta Celebration

Now in its 126th year, Fiesta San Antonio is a annual festival featuring ten days of parties and parades which this year begin on April 20. The celebration started in 1891 as a parade to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. It has evolved into one

American Idol Alum David Hernandez to Perform at Webb Party

American Idol Alum David Hernandez to Perform at Webb Party

The San Antonio AIDS Foundation’s Webb Party returns after a one-year hiatus on April 21 at the Bonham Exchange with the 80’s theme, “Reboot,” and a live entertainment roster headlined by American Idol alumnus David Hernandez. As one of SAAF’s signature fundraising events, the Webb usually attracts over 1,500 guests and helps raise over $100,000

New Venue for Fiesta Youth’s Annual Masquerade Fundraiser

New Venue for Fiesta Youth’s Annual Masquerade Fundraiser

Event organizers at Fiesta Youth are making the final preparations for the third annual Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil party, a masquerade-themed fundraiser which this year will be held on Friday, April 21. The new venue for the event, The Veranda, was built in the 1920’s and sits on 35 acres of

Book Release Party Slated for ‘Alejandro Diaz: It Takes a Village’

Book Release Party Slated for ‘Alejandro Diaz: It Takes a Village’

The Linda Pace Foundation is hosting a book release party for Alejandro Diaz: It Takes a Village on Thursday, April 13 at Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex. The book is the counterpart to the exhibition of the same name held at SPACE Gallery in 2015. It features essays by Kathryn Kanjo, Rita Gonzalez and poetic commentary

Nascent|Nation Explores the Minority Experience in America

Nascent|Nation Explores the Minority Experience in America

Nascent|Nation, an exhibition of visual and performance art, was presented with spectacular results on April 8 at Brick at Blue Star. The project was curated by dancer Tamara Adira and violinist Darian Thomas who are members of the local flamenco troupe Arte y Pasión. Thematically, the installations consisted of works which explore the realities of living

Sister Act is Woodlawn Theatre’s Latest Production

Sister Act is Woodlawn Theatre’s Latest Production

After a stellar presentation of Pippin back in February,  the Woodlawn Theatre has unveiled its latest production, Sister Act, a “divine musical comedy.” Based on the 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith, the musical tells the story of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier (Rebekah Williams) who is put into protective custody at a convent after

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