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Esperanza Center’s Streaming Concert Series Continues with ‘Noche Azul Sabor de Mexico’

Esperanza Center’s Streaming Concert Series Continues with ‘Noche Azul Sabor de Mexico’

The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center continues its monthly “Noche Azul” concert series on Sunday afternoon, July 19 featuring singer Azul Barrientos. “Flowing with the spirit of change, I decided to have a new version of ‘Noche Azul’ during this pandemic that will be different from any other ‘Noche Azul’ I’ve ever done,” Barrientos says

Something for Everyone Slated for San Antonio’s Pride Bigger Than Texas Virtual Celebration

Something for Everyone Slated for San Antonio’s Pride Bigger Than Texas Virtual Celebration

Last May, organizers of the Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade announced that both events would be replaced by a virtual celebration to be aired on the Pride San Antonio Facebook page and YouTube channel on Saturday, June 27. “In an effort to maximize the safety and well-being of our community and to continue

Progressive Religious Organizations of San Antonio to Host Virtual Pride Interfaith Service

Progressive Religious Organizations of San Antonio to Host Virtual Pride Interfaith Service

On June 14, Progressive Religious Organizations of San Antonio (PRO SA) will host an interfaith service, Pride: Claiming our Faiths, a virtual celebration where LGBTQ worshipers of different faiths will come together for music, history, reflections, and a virtual social gathering on Zoom afterwards. PRO SA is a network of clergy and lay people concerned

Cornyation to Present Livestream Special to ‘Drive Away the Fiesta Blues’

Cornyation to Present Livestream Special to ‘Drive Away the Fiesta Blues’

With Fiesta San Antonio postponed until November, the organizers of Fiesta Cornyation are cooking up a special livestream fundraiser on April 23 for those who don’t want to wait until the fall to partake of what is billed as “the raunchiest, cheapest event of Fiesta.” “Ruling as fake royalty means I can throw any damn

Esperanza Center’s Noche Azul Returns for a Second Live Stream Concert

Esperanza Center’s Noche Azul Returns for a Second Live Stream Concert

After an internationally successful live-streamed launch in March, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center’s monthly Noche Azul concert series is back for another virtual entry. This Saturday, April 18, Esperanza artist-in-residence Azul Barrientos will give an intimate café-style performance alongside percussionist Nina Rodriguez and cellist Emilio Alvarez, which will livestream on Facebook and YouTube for

Ada Vox to Headline QueerBFF’s Online Insta-thon Benefitting Thrive Youth Center

Ada Vox to Headline QueerBFF’s Online Insta-thon Benefitting Thrive Youth Center

Ruben Jauregui, Jr., founder and CEO of QueerBFF, announced on March 8 that his company will host an April 11, online Insta-thon to benefit San Antonio’s Thrive Youth Center for homeless LGBTQ young people. The fundraiser, which will be streamed via Instagram Live, will be headlined by San Antonio’s own American Idol semi-finalist Ada Vox.

Sign of the Times: Esperanza to Stream Monthly ‘Noche Azul’ Concert

Sign of the Times: Esperanza to Stream Monthly ‘Noche Azul’ Concert

In an effort to continue offering it’s monthly Noche Azul de Esperanza concert and staying within local coronavirus guidelines, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center announced it will stream its March 21 event on Facebook. The promotional announcements for this month’s concert said it was being streamed “out of an abundance of caution and deep

Drag Queens Across the U.S. Streaming Show to Supplement Income Lost From Coronavirus

Drag Queens Across the U.S. Streaming Show to Supplement Income Lost From Coronavirus

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Big names in the world of drag have banded together to put performers back to work as the COVID-19 pandemic forces artists to cancel tours and lose out on their livelihoods. The event, dubbed Digital Drag: An Online Drag Show, is being organized and hosted by Dragula Season

Community Cancellations and Disruptions Continue Amid Coronavirus Worries

Community Cancellations and Disruptions Continue Amid Coronavirus Worries

Community organizations and businesses are postponing, canceling events and making adjustments amid worries about the cornavirus outbreak. Recent emergency rules instituted this week will make it harder to proceed with any large group events. On Tuesday, March 16, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg issued a public health emergency declaration which prohibits mass gatherings of 50

LGBT Chamber to Present Five Awards at Annual Meeting and Luncheon

LGBT Chamber to Present Five Awards at Annual Meeting and Luncheon

The San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce is holding its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on April 15, during which they will five honor local individuals and businesses for their contributions to to the LGBTQ community. In their announcement for the event, the Chamber board writes, “As the largest gathering of LGBT business professionals and

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