The school year may have begun, but there are plenty of ways to unwind this weekend in Alamo City.


Modest Mouse stops on the south side

Tickets are still available for Modest Mouse’s Saturday Show at Tech Port Center & Arena, where the Grammy-nominated indie rock band plays following the release of their latest album. This is the band’s last scheduled concert in Texas at this time.

When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Cost: Tickets start at $28.50; Buy here.

Where: Tech Port Center and Arena (3331 General Hudnell Dr.).

New Art Exhibit in Southtown

Two new exhibitions – one featuring work by a Dallas-born artist, the other by a Colombian painter – open at Presa House Gallery this weekend.

Ari Brielle’s “27” explores “contemporary black experiences” through the lens of the women in his life for an installation that brings together various mediums, including photography, sound and drawing. The artist describes her personal exhibition as “an ode to the women who raised me”.

Rossana Romero’s work is equally personal, visualizing her experience of leaving her home country at a young age with the textures of migration and other socio-political issues. Romero’s exhibition, titled “Home is just an idea in my head”, is vividly imagined.

When: The exhibitions open on Saturday and will be on display until September 24. The gallery is open by appointment.

Where: Presa House Gallery (725 South Presa St.).

Nigeria is in the foreground of South Texas

Sing, eat and dance through Nigerian culture at the family restaurant A taste of the Nigerian festival. The event, which is touring across the country, also boasts a Nigerian fashion show and market.

When: Saturday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Cost: $10 for advance tickets, $20 at the door; Buy here. Children enter for free.

Where: Lagos Buka Bar and Grill (6060 Montgomery Dr., Suite 101).

Agarita launches a new season

A fifth season of free and inventive concerts for the San Antonio Chamber Ensemble begins at the Carver Community Cultural Center, where Agarita will perform alongside two members of the Harlem Quartet. Music on Saturday will range from Mozart classics to contemporary works by Cuban composer Guido López-Gavilán.

When: Saturday, at 7:30 p.m.

No cost; pre-registration here.

Where: Carver Community Cultural Center (226 North Hackberry Street).

Watch a classic film as the backdrop of a live score

A group of musicians from Austin, Montopolis, will tear down the fourth wall with their instruments Saturday at the Blue Star, where they provide music in real time at a screening of the film “The Man with the Camera”. The 1929 documentary is considered one of the most influential and experimental films of all time thanks to its various techniques. The original score is composed by Texas musician Justin Sherburn.

When: Saturday, 8 p.m. The duration of the film is 68 minutes.

Cost: Tickets are $10; Buy here.

Where: The Brick at Blue Star (108 blue Star).


The start of a new month means another First Friday at Blue Star, and therefore a new round of opening nights for new exhibits. Included this month documentary photography from abroadas well as a multidisciplinary installation explore “space, myth and geography.”

In the meantime, this is the last weekend to check out Briscoe’s massive art showcase,”Charlie Russell’s Sons“, charting the evolution of the art of cowboys. And, if you’re looking to catch up on some of the year’s biggest movies like “Nope” or “Top Gun: Maverick,” most movie chains in San Antonio are taking part in National Movie Day on Saturday by touting $3 tickets.