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‘Disobedience’ is a Mature, Lesbian Narrative Exploring Conflict Between Free Will, Religious Obligation

‘Disobedience’ is a Mature, Lesbian Narrative Exploring Conflict Between Free Will, Religious Obligation

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. After earning an Oscar this year for his compassionate foreign-language drama A Fantastic Woman (Una Mujer Fantástica), Chilean director Sebastián Lelio makes his American film debut with Disobedience, a seductive and mature love story between two women with ties to an Orthodox Jewish community in London. Esti Kuperman

Texas-Born Trans Rocker Shay Spence Will Be in SA to Promote Solo Album

Texas-Born Trans Rocker Shay Spence Will Be in SA to Promote Solo Album

Shay Spence, front-woman and bassist for the NYC slacker rock band Vassals, will perform in San Antonio on May 31 at Lowcountry as part of the “Tiny Texas Tour,” promoting her first solo album titled, With Fangs. Spence will also appear in Austin at Dozen Street on May 29 and in her hometown of Corpus

SA’s ‘Curious Twins’ Explore Medical Cannibalism and Other Paranormal Oddities

SA’s ‘Curious Twins’ Explore Medical Cannibalism and Other Paranormal Oddities

Curious Twins Paranormal, which bills itself as San Antonio’s gay-owned, historic paranormal investigative and tour company, will be hosting a pop-up exhibit that might best be viewed on an empty stomach. “Death Eaters: A Gruesome History of Medical Cannibalism” will be presented on May 18 at Brick at Blue Star as part of the Spirit

SA LGBT Artists to be Featured in Group Show at Culture Commons Gallery

SA LGBT Artists to be Featured in Group Show at Culture Commons Gallery

The work of twelve LGBT artists from San Antonio will be featured in “We Are,” a group show that opens on May 17 at the Culture Commons Gallery. The show is being presented by the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture and curated by Sarah Castillo, the founder of Lady Base Gallery,

Luther’s Cafe to Screen ‘Transpose’ Documentary

Luther’s Cafe to Screen ‘Transpose’ Documentary

Luther’s Cafe will host a screening of Transpose, a documentary that examines the challenges transgender people face as they go through their transition and seek to forge ahead with their new lives. The film is a project of Arttitude, a Dallas-based nonprofit organization which serves to unite the LGBT community “with the goal of inciting

MujerArtes Sale Comes Just in Time for Mother’s Day

MujerArtes Sale Comes Just in Time for Mother’s Day

The MujerArtes clay cooperative’s annual Mother’s Day sale and exhibit opens on Saturday, May 5 at the group’s Adobe Studio located in the heart of San Antonio’s Westside. The exhibit and sale will feature handmade artworks fashioned by the women of the cooperative who work under the guidance of experienced ceramicists. “This is the perfect

Pride San Antonio Readies Flambeau Float With Quinceañera Theme

Pride San Antonio Readies Flambeau Float With Quinceañera Theme

Volunteers with Pride San Antonio have spent the past few weeks planning and executing the design of their float in this year’s Fiesta Flambeau Parade on Saturday night, April 28. The work includes not only building the lighted float but creating costumes as well. This year’s parade entry has a quinceañera theme, a nod to

SAY Sí Exhibit to Include Installation Focusing on Violence Against Trans Women

SAY Sí Exhibit to Include Installation Focusing on Violence Against Trans Women

An art exhibit by students at SAY Sí titled, Stories Seldom Told: Omitted Histories, which opens on May 4, will include an installation inspired by recent cases of violence against transgender women of color. The installation, titled “The Final Transition,” is set in the bedroom of a fictional 17-year-old transgender woman named Marsha Skye Castillo.

Fiesta Youth’s ‘Garden of Good and Evil’ Masquerade Fundraiser Celebrates 4th Year

Fiesta Youth’s ‘Garden of Good and Evil’ Masquerade Fundraiser Celebrates 4th Year

Fiesta Youth‘s biggest fundraiser of the year, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, will mark its fourth year on April 20 at the Veranda in Castle Hills. Slated for the first weekend of Fiesta San Antonio, the masquerade party will feature an open bar of specialty cocktails, wine, and cold beer. There will

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