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Your Weekend Is Here: Flamenco In The Park, 'Miss Major' & Spanish Art

Eileen Pace
Texas Public Radio
The Pearl

From flamenco to a documentary to a new Spanish art exhibit, there are a lot of events going on this weekend.

On Friday The Pearl is playing host to the OléSan Antonio Tricentennial celebration of Spain, said Elizabeth Fauerso, the Pearl’s chief marketing officer.

IF YOU GO What: Flamenco in the Park Where: Pearl Park When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Cost: Free

“We have actually brought over from Madrid, Málaga and Seville this incredible group of flamenco dancers headed up by Primitivo Daza, who's one of the premier flamenco dancers in Spain,” she said.

Fauerso added that singers and guitarristas are also included in the free performance at Pearl Park.

“Bring a blanket under the stars and have the experience of seeing some of the finest flamenco dancers in the world," she said.

Then, on Saturday, the Esperanza Peace And Justice Center is a screening of “Miss Major,” which tells the story of a black trans activist who was at the Stonewall riots in New York City, and then sent to the infamous Attica prison, said Natalie Rodriguez, Grassroots Fundraiser.

IF YOU GO What: “Miss Major” Where: Esperanza Peace and Justice Center When: 7 p.m. Saturday Cost: Donations accepted

The screening is free to attend and will shown on the center’s larger screen, she added.

Credit SAMA
San Antonio Museum of Art

On Saturday night, the San Antonio Museum of Art's new Spanish painting exhibit opens to the public.

“The works that we have in the exhibition do relate to San Antonio,” said Katie Luber, the Kelso's director. “We have the two Juan De Naldas (paintings) in the Gothic era, which are St. Francis and St. Anthony. ... We are San Antonio, and St. Francis — it's a Franciscan order that was founded here. So many of the works of art relate very much to our origins, as well.”

IF YOU GO What: 500 Years of Spanish Painting Where: San Antonio Museum of Art When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday Cost:  $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 military & children

The exhibit contents were assembled from eight different Madrid museums, and painted all the way from the Gothic period to Picasso.

“I hope that everyone in San Antonio comes to see this because it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It's just magical,” she said.

Jack Morgan can be reached at jack@tpr.org

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