The 38th annual Jazz’SAlive returned to downtown on Friday in near-perfect weather after a pandemic-induced hiatus.
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“They made a (concert) permit for us where there was none,” Jeff Wheeler, one of the Echo Bridge Music Society’s co-organizers, said of the San Antonio River Authority. “They understood that it was community-driven and that people love it already.”
The Slab Cinema Arthouse officially opens at 8 tonight at the Blue Star Arts Complex with a screening of “Sunset Boulevard,” the 1950 classic Billy Wilder film starring Gloria Swanson as an aging silent film star.
Billed as the largest Day of the Dead festival in Texas, Día de los Muertos at Hemisfair — or Muertos Fest to those who prize brevity — will return virtually for its 8th annual installment.
The Pearl is transforming its annual Día de los Muertos celebration into a virtual experience this year, though some in-person amenities will still be available.
On Saturday, Artpace’s Chalk It Up, San Antonio’s annual sidewalk chalk art event, moves to public libraries to encourage social distancing.
San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture and the Luminaria Artist Foundation launched a program Wednesday to provide grants to local artists to help them offset lost earnings during the pandemic.
The renovation plans for the circa-1949 Alameda Theater, which has been closed since the 1980s, received final approval Wednesday. Construction work is scheduled to begin the first quarter of 2020, and end in May 2021.
If you want to see “Hamilton,” whose three-week run at the Majestic Theatre begins Tuesday night, but can’t afford the $100-plus ticket, you may be lucky enough to score one for $10 via lottery.
The latest restoration plans for the Alameda yielded praise, but also concern that it may not be available to smaller, nonprofit arts groups.