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  • Online Lecture: "Using Photography for Social Change" with LaToya Ruby Frazier

    Don't miss photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier's online lecture with the San Antonio Museum of Art. Motivated by social justice, Frazier's practice documents personal and communal histories to address subjects including industrial pollution, healthcare inequalities, and racism.
    Tues. Sept. 28, 6pm-7pm  
    San Antonio Museum of Art
  • 40th Annual Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

    Oktoberfest, the family-oriented German fest, gearing up its big 40th year in the Polka Capital of Texas. Enjoy five stages of Oompah at its Best!, artisans, family lederhosen and dirndl contest, 42 tournament contest, waltz contest, Bratwurst, potato pancakes, funnel cakes, the popular Chicken Dance(s), and more!
    Oct. 1-3  
  • Music

    Amyl & the Sniffers, Mujeres Podridas, Hotmom

    “We thought, ‘Why don’t we start a band? We’re housemates!’” shrugs guitarist Dec Martens, of ascendant young Australian thug-punks Amyl & the Sniffers, about the group’s spontaneous 2016 formation in their native Melbourne. He’s calling from the huge Roskilde Festival at 8pm on Thursday. They play at 2:30am, then shuttle off to a flight from Denmark to California, where they begin their U.S. tour at Burger Boogaloo in Oakland the next day.: “If a friend has a house party, we’ll play it, but it never turned out that way – we got booked for all these gigs and never played a house party!” he laughs.: The quartet (Martens, drummer Bryce Wilson, bassist Gus Romer, and singer Amy Taylor – the band’s titular “Amyl”) has seen their schedule get increasingly hectic. They formed one afternoon, wrote and recorded four songs in four hours – mixing and mastering that night – and delivered the finished masters the following morning. Their self-titled debut album just dropped: 11 sticks of intensified sonic dynamite, recorded by Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys, the Kills, Jarvis Cocker) and resembling a carload of 45s by Slade, AC/DC, and the Ramones that survived a bad wreck, the pieces haphazardly reassembled. Press and punters alike have fallen for the band’s granite-hard locomotion and Taylor’s messy charisma, showcased in their blitz of SXSW appearances this past March.: Tunes like “Gacked on Anger” also display her budding proletarian lyrical rage: “I wanna help out the people on the street/ But how can I help them when I can’t afford to eat?”: The LP was cut across three weeks in Sheffield, one song per day. This suits Martens: “It’s immediate, like the live show – that rawness. You don’t get to do a song three or four times onstage. I think that chemistry, that adrenaline you get from playing onstage – you try to capture that.”
    Fri., July 12, 9pm
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      6th Annual Hippie Hollow Otter Fest

      Take everything you know about gay pool parties and make them dirtier – then put one at the local nude swimming hole. Have fun out there!
      Sat.-Sun., July 13-14, 9am-close. Pool party: Fri., July 12, 6-8pm (Hampton Inn Arboretum, 3908 W. Braker). $15 (cash only).  
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    • Film

      Special Screenings

      A Snake of June (2003)

      Lates: Noted for its monochrome blue cinematography, Tsukamoto's lurid drama follows Rinko (Kurosawa), a phone counselor at a psychiatric center stuck in a sexless marriage who's forced to explore sexual extremes when a former patient-turned-stalker (Tsukamoto) starts blackmailing her into performing increasingly erotic acts.
      Fri., July 12, 9:30pm  
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