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Frida, Drama And Yoga: The Weekend's Here!

The weekend looms large, with drama, art, and even yoga ... in a very unusual place. First, on Saturday let's head to the Frida Festival. Janie VillarealMcClinchie is producing it.

"It's going to be at the Brick, which is located at the Blue Star Gallery."

The inspiration behind the festival is Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. McClinchie explains the connection.

"They're going to have their paintings that were inspired by Frida Kahlo. We're going to have a fashion show with Frida-inspired designs. And the artisan market, which is going to have 35 vendors.  It's going to be a family-filled event, we're going to have music, we're going to have food." 

That's on Saturday 6 to 11 (p.m.). Then on Sunday afternoon Katy Silva of the Guadalupe Theater says they're doing something a little different.

"The play this Sunday is an original theater and dance production featuring accomplished film actor and director Jesse Borrego, and it tells the story of Nightbear and his family, who discover the unresolved conflict between Native American people.

While it's a theatrical production, food and drink are available.

"Yes--the American Indians in Texas will be providing food and drink. Their one-of-a-kind creation, the Rez Dog, a Kiolbassa sausage on fry bread, and refreshing Agua de Tuna. It's a prickly pear juice; it's really good."

Then on Sunday morning Mobile Om is going mobile to an unusual place for yoga.

"We are! We're actually taking the practice onto paddle boards on the river."

Cassandra Fauss runs Mobile Om, and is taking a class to the Comal River in New Braunfels where they will be doing yoga...in the middle of the river.

"This'll be the first in our series that we're doing every Sunday for the month."

The worst that could happen? You fall off the board and get wet.

"Exactly. It's perfect. Try to get everyone to fall in at least once."

Board rental is included in the class.