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Arts & Culture

World Class Weekend Shaping Up

A weekend that’s even fuller than most is nearly here.  We spoke to the Woodlawn Theatre's Kurt Wehner about their production of American Idiot.

"American Idiot, it follows the Rock Opera of Green Day’s American Idiot album, and it follows the story of three friends that are a little disillusioned with their lives.”

The original Broadway smash, and the Woodlawn production, details how their lives unravel.

“They feel like they’ve been misled by the media, by the government.”

Their music and dance-filled trip through alienation is oddly endearing and fun and it continues at the Woodlawn 'til November first. Then at the Esperanza, AzulBarrientos with a themed performance.

“It’s a musical tribute to Frida Kahlo. It’s easy for anyone, from any culture to connect to her because it’s ” 

It’s not a solo gig; she has heavy hitters behind her.

“Yes, I have the fantastic trio of George Prado, Aaron Prado and Nina Rodriguez.”

She says you should get to the Esperanza before the 8 p.m. Saturday show. Sometimes they fill up. Then, it’s all about the Missions.

“The big Celebration is this weekend.”

Missions National Park Archeologist Susan Snow talking about the World Heritage Designation weekend. It started last night, but tonight, there’s this at Mission Concepcion:

“There’ll be concert by the San Antonio Choral society at 7 p.m. inside the church so you can experience the great acoustics.”

Then at 8 through video projection, they take you back through time. A long way back.

“So that you can see what it would look like brightly frescoed in 1755.”

Then Saturday at Mission San Jose the unveiling of the World heritage plaque.

"Come a little early and you’ll get to hear some Harlandale Mariachis and see an indigenous friendship dance.”

And there are many other ceremonies and fun things happening at the other Missions too. 

For more on the Woodlawn Theatre's American Idiot, go here.  

For more on the Azul Barrientos performance, go here

For more on the Missions events, go here