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'Little Women' & Space Cadets: Your Weekend's Here!

From a theater exhibition to a skygazing night out, there's a lot going on this weekend.

 

First stop: Fredericksburg Road's Centro Cultural Aztlan.

"Promote, maintain and preserve Latino, Chicano and indigenous culture," the center's executive director Malena Gonzalez-Cid said.

The current exhibit is called “Segundo de Febrero,” which  focuses on the war between the U.S. and Mexico that ended in 1848, she said.

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo then ceded much of the southwest to the U.S.

IF YOU GO What: Segundo de Febrero exhibition Where: Centro Cultural Aztlan When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Cost: free

The exhibit is about "accepting where we came from — our past — and also embracing the American part of us, Gonzalez-Cid said.

Thirty artists have created pieces for their current exhibit looking back at that treaty.

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Credit Jeremy Whittington
Cast of "Little Women."

Next, head to the Public Theater of San Antonio for “Little Women.”

“It's such a charming and touching show. It's just inspiring to see a woman overcome especially the challenges of that period. And how that still related to today," the theater’s CEO George Green said.

Based on the original Louisa May Alcott book, it's been made into a musical.

"It is a wonderful, soaring score and Jane Hoff, the music director  has done a great job with her minimal orchestra," Green said.

It runs all this weekend and next weekend at the Public Theater.

IF YOU GO What: Planets in the Park Where: River Park, U.S. Highway 97 South, Floresville When: 6 p.m. Saturday Cost:  free

The San Antonio River Authority's YviandSerbones said that on Saturday night you should leave the city lights behind for “Planets in the Park.”

“We wanted this to be an out-of-this-world experience for this community,” she said.

The event is at River Park in Floresville, far away from city lights.

"We have teamed up with the San Antonio Astronomical Association to bring telescopes so that people can see the planets," she said.

There will also be a screening of a space documentary, and featuring Star Wars characters. Food trucks will be there, as well as “9-foot robots that glow in the dark,” Serbones said.

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Star Wars characters will be at the event the “Planets in the Park” event.

Jack Morgan can be reached at jack@tpr.org