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Sam's Burger Joint

Jacob Laven-Pursell

The Weekend is here and you can check out a variety of hot music, or watch  a film following an Iraq War vet. First off, if you head down to the Cove Friday, you're in for a treat. The Laven family, fronted by Rachel Laven will be playing from 6:30-9 p.m.


Madeline Richie

From theater to Canciones to Joe Ely – TPR's Arts and Culture Reporter Jack Morgan says the weekend is packed with fun.

Friday at the Pearl features Canciones, which is all about "celebrating Texas music and Texas songs with artists that really have a San Antonio connection," Rosie Reyes says about the showcase, which happens every last Friday of the month through September.

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After years of disuse, the vintage 1926 Aztec Theater fronting St. Mary’s and Commerce Streets downtown, has now been re-imagined and completely re-modeled. But it almost didn’t happen that way.

“This was almost condemned, and this building almost came down and became a hotel,” said Sam Panchevre of popular restaurant and live music venue Sam’s Burger Joint fame. He describes what he's done at the Aztec.

"It’s an adaptive re-use of old architecture," he said.