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Pop-Up Art, Giant Peaches, Big Time Jazz: Weekend Is Here

From innovative art pop-ups to a children's stage performance to big time Jazz -- the weekend's packed with fun.  First off, this weekend at the McNay Art Museum, it's the Meet The Future Pop-Up.

"We are celebrating six Texas-based artists," explains Julie Ledet, these exhibits aren't the long term kind.  

"It's for two days only--Saturday and Sunday. And we have a wine reception where you can meet the artist from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday."

Seeing the exhibits is included with museum admission, but  during that Sunday time slice, there's an exception for the monetarily challenged.

"Sunday from 2 to 4 it will be free and open to the public."

Also this weekend, a curious, larger-than-life musical opens at the Magik Theatre, and the Magik's Beth Graham says it's a fascinating tale.

"Magik Theatre will premiere James and the Giant Peach. It tells the story of a young boy who was orphaned and sent to live with some rather unpleasant relatives that he escapes in a giant peach."

That's right--a giant peach. And at tonight's opening, Graham says insect experts will exhibit some creepy-crawly  stuff for the kiddos.

"There will be a tarantula, and hissing cockroaches."

Then Saturday night--Jazz.

"It's the Monterrey Jazz Festival on Tour, 2016."

The Carver Cultural Center's Teresa Vasquez-Romero is talking about Monterrey Jazz Festival touring musicians. 

"The band is featuring Raul Midon, who is a guitarist and a vocalist. We have Robbie Coltrane...the late John Coltrane was his dad. And Nicholas Payton will be on Trumpet. Then we have the Musical Director Gerald Clayton on Piano. And we have Gregory Hutchinson on Drums." 

Vasquez-Romero says this isn't some massive, worldwide tour.

"They're only appearing in 17 cities in 10 states, so we're lucky to have them in San Antonio on Saturday night."

It's at the Carver's Jo Long Theater.

For more on the McNay Art Museum's Meet The Future Pop-Up, go here

For more on the Magik Theatre's James and the Giant Peach go here

For more on the Carver Cultural Center's Monterrey Jazz Festival on Tour go here

Jack Morgan can be reached at jack@tpr.org and on Twitter at @JackMorganii