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Esperanza Peace and Justice Center

Siggi Ragnar

From a show with a circus vibe to an African Latina performance to one of the state's best garage bands, the weekend’s here and it's going to be fun. 


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There's a groundbreaking at 10 a.m. Monday to restore an old West Side nightclub which ended up being much more than just a nightclub.


Juliet Photography

From acrobats and symphonies to a tango performance to a multi-media anniversary, the weekend is here! First off, head to the Tobin Center.


Alazán-Apache Courts was the first public housing project in San Antonio. It was built in 1941, after San Antonio priest Carmelo Tranchese lobbied Eleanor Roosevelt to create affordable housing in San Antonio’s impoverished, mostly Mexican-American West Side. 

The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center and the Westside Preservation Alliance have collaborated for the new exhibit “Los Courts.” It highlights the residents and culture that grew out of the projects.  


Josh Huskin

Azul Barrientos is a singer and musician who is keeping Mexican musical traditions alive. Born in Mexico City, she makes her home in San Antonio, where she is an artist in residence at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, a grassroots arts and cultural organization located on San Antonio’s predominantly Hispanic West Side.


Josh Huskin

A San Antonio-based artist and singer has released a new album with the hopes that it underscores our common humanity.

 


Natalie Krebs

On Fronteras:

  • For one day each year, the borders are erased between Lajitas and Paso Lajitas, Mexico (0:15).
  • A recent graduate from the University of Texas at San Antonio shares her story of moving to San Antonio to escape war-torn Syria (6:55).
  • We go on a tour of San Antonio’s Westside. It’s one of the poorest parts of San Antonio, but it’s rich in culture (11:30).


Bihl Haus Arts

From a behind-the-scenes look at the life of an artist, to a celebration of love, to the melding of music and art, here’s a preview of this weekend’s events.

 


John David Scarcliff Photography

From ballet to Mexican songs to the Symphony Pops concert, music dominates this weekend in San Antonio.


Matthew Murphy

From the Symphony to a Broadway play to Mexican roots music, we've found there's much to do around the Alamo City this weekend. First we speak to the San Antonio Symphony's Sebastian Lang-Lessing.

"A hundred years ago the October Revolution happened in Russia." 

Lang-Lessing's built a program of Russian music to look back at that world-changing event.

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