San Antonio’s Esperanza Center presenting virtual concert by Azul Barrientos this weekend

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Courtesy Photo / Listen Azul Barrientos San Antonio’s Esperanza Peace & Justice Center will present a livestreamed concert and cooking lesson this weekend showcasing the music and food of Baja California Sur. The performance is the latest in the Noche Azul series featuring artist in residence Azul Barrientos, who specializes in Latin and Afro Latin styles of music and …

Artpace San Antonio partners with San Antonio Public Library for 17th annual Chalk It Up

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click to enlarge Courtesy of Artpace In partnership with the San Antonio Public Library, Artpace San Antonio’s annual Chalk It Up Day will take place on October 10 at ten different library branches and also in a virtual format. The annual art festival, which in past years drew crowds downtown to create and view ephemeral …

Activists accuse Texas Gov. Greg Abbott of dog-whistle racism with his threat to get tough on ‘rioters’

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click to enlarge Courtesy Photo / Office of the Governor Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a recent press event. San Antonio police reform activists called Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s pledge to increase criminal penalties for “rioters” a racist dog whistle and an attempt to discredit peaceful protesters calling for racial justice. At a news …

Black Rifle offers free coffee for a year to people who arrive early to grand opening of San Antonio shop

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click image Instagram / drinkhoist After several weeks of operating in a “soft-opening capacity,” Salt Lake City-based coffee roaster Black Rifle Coffee Co.’s newest SA location will officially welcome the public on Saturday, October 3. We’re all for ribbon cuttings, but the exciting news for consumers about the Northside shop’s grand opening is the prospect …

Big Lou’s Pizza, home of the 42-inch pie, is latest San Antonio eatery in danger of closing

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click image Instagram / avocados_on_acorn_road San Antonio’s largest pies may soon be a distant memory, according to a viral Facebook post by a local woman who noticed the owner of Big Lou’s Pizza was delivering his own fare. The post, shared Tuesday evening, chronicled the woman’s conversation with Big Lou’s Pizza owner Brian Lujan, wherein …

Most coronavirus cases among Texas public school students found in teenagers, data shows

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click to enlarge Wikimedia Commons / Akbarali The vast majority of known coronavirus cases among Texas public school students who have returned to classrooms in person this school year were found in older students, new state data released Thursday shows. According to the data, which includes self-reported, test-confirmed cases from hundreds of school districts across …

San Marcos’ Roughhouse Brewing debuts limestone cave-aged beer made with 100% Texas ingredients

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click to enlarge Courtesy Roughhouse Brewing Roughhouse founder and head brewer Davy Pasternak checks in on the barrels housing the first run of his UNDERGROUND series. Roughhouse Brewing, a family-run farmhouse brewery located just outside of San Marcos, has begun production on a beer that’s quintessentially Texan — that is, it’s made entirely with Texan …

Blue Star Contemporary’s 2020 Red Dot exhibition debuts with new augmented reality app experience

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Posted By Kelly Merka Nelson on Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 12:52 PM click to enlarge Courtesy of Blue Star Contemporary A screenshot from the Featured Artist gallery showcases the work of Red Dot Honorary Artist César A. Martínez. The career-spanning installation is displayed in an environment created from an artwork in the artist’s South …

San Antonio family physicians, struggling amid COVID-19, asking for healthcare overhaul

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click to enlarge Pexels / Gustavo Fring San Antonio physicians say they’re being pushed to the brink by declining revenues during the COVID-19 pandemic — even as insurance companies across the country rake in enormous profits.  That situation, they argue, represents a grave threat to practices across the state and country. “There are a lot …

San Antonio vegan chef Rebel Mariposa to hold virtual cooking class Thursday evening

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click to enlarge Josh Huskin Rebel Mariposa, head honcho at San Antonio’s La Botanica, will offer up her plant-based expertise Thursday evening in a virtual cooking class. The vegan chef will prepare a quinoa, arugula and pickled carrot salad and discuss the versatility of jicama, hearts of palm and other lesser-known fruits and vegetables. The …

After 14-year absence, Pabst Brewing Co. moves its corporate headquarters back to San Antonio

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click to enlarge Facebook / Pabst Blue Ribbon Pabst Brewing Co., the one-time owner of the Pearl Brewery, has moved its corporate headquarters back to the Alamo City. The brewing conglomerate behind Lone Star, Pearl and its namesake Pabst Blue Ribbon has leased space in downtown’s Rand Building, 110 E. Houston, according to a joint story by …

San Antonio craft brewer Brew Monkey sued for trademark infringement

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Posted By Nina Rangel on Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 12:20 PM click image Instagram / @brewmonkeybeerco Brew Monkey Beer Co., which celebrated its grand opening less than a month ago, is being sued by another Texas brewery for having a name that’s “confusingly similar,” the San Antonio Express-News reports. According …