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Luminaria Set To Light Up The Tobin

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Luminaria, San Antonio's nighttime festival of art, wraps up its make-good performances on Wednesday night after their major event was rained out last fall. The signature night was replaced by a handful of smaller events, and this next is the last.

Managing Producer Ethel Shipton says for this performance, expect dance.

"On Wednesday we are teaming with the Tobin Center, and all the dancers that weren't able to perform in October due to the rain, we're going to use the Alvarez Theater, And we're going to use the Tron."

The Carlos Alvarez Theater is the Tobin's 250-seat smaller theater and the Tron is the 32-foot wide screen out on the River Walk Plaza. The dancing going on inside will be simulcast outside. But that's not all.  Many performances will be happening on the plaza itself.

"Marmon Mok, one of our artists, will be doing an installation with a kaleidoscope. And then Robot Boy, who's a performing artist, will also be in the plaza performing."

They're also highlighting sculpture but with a distinctly San Antonio twist.

"We're going to have Momo and Poppa, who are a sculpture group, a collaboration. A husband and wife group, who did these beautiful, large reproductions of the Missions. And we'll have, I think, San Juan Mission out on the plaza, as well."

Shipton says this last event isn't a weekend one; it's a mid-week one.

"The time is 7 to 9. The date is the 24th of February. And it's taking place at the Alvarez Theater at the Tobin Center, along with the outdoor plaza."

Luminaria Executive Director Kathy Armstrong encourages you to come to the free event.

"Come down and be inspired and be proud of the arts San Antonio has to offer."

We have more on Luminaria here

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