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Arts & Culture

Weekend Fun The Rain Won't Wash Out

Lots of things on tap in San Antonio over the weekend, rain or no rain.  Here are a few that are all indoors. One is Friday night at the Majestic Theater downtown.

"The music of Queen is just such a great, great show to put with orchestra.”

Conductor Brent Havens is talking about the San Antonio Symphony doing Queen hits with a rock-n-roll band. He emphasizes that the concert won't be just a band backed by an orchestra. 

“This isn’t your regular orchestra concert; it’s a rock-n-roll concert.”

Then on Saturday night they switch gears and go full bore Led Zeppelin.  He says Jimmy Page's guitar virtuosity melds well with what an orchestra brings to the picture. 

“Everything about Zeppelin fits so well with the orchestra.”

So it's the Symphony and a rock-n-roll band doing Queen on Friday and on Saturday it’s Led Zeppelin. Also on Saturday night, head to the Brick at the Blue Star for something different. Really different.

Aerial Horizon, my Aerial Arts company is collaborating with San Antonio Opera [Opera San Antonio] to combine opera and aerials," said Julia Langenberg, who will be performing with several other of her troupe's aerialists while opera is being sung.

“Oh, and we’ll also have aerial bartending after the main show is over.  So if you are interested in being served wine with an aerialist with the wine being poured upside down" she laughed "…into your glass, you can enjoy aerial bartending after the event.”

That event is free at the Brick on Saturday. Then on Sunday afternoon head over to the McNay Art Museum.

“Painting and poetry were, in a sense, the same to him.”

McNay Art Museum’s Bill Chiego talking about their Miro exhibit where, strangely enough, Langenberg’s troupe will also be.

“We are performing for family Day at the McNay.”

The McNay asked the aerialists to do something unexpected.

[To] “Physically represent the Miro paintings.  Miro’s work has a whimsical feel to it so it’s been really interesting.”

Those wanting to come can see the new Miro exhibit and watch the aerial show, all for free. And all of these events are out of the rain!

For more on the San Antonio Symphony's rock-n-roll weekend go here

For more on the Aerial Horizon performance go here

For more on the McNay Museum Miro exhibit Family Day go here