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A poem … begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.… It finds the thought and the thought finds the words. Robert Frost (1874–1963)
Literature & Arts Events
- Mondays 8 pm – San Antonio Writers Forum – La Taza Coffee House, 15060 San Pedro Ave – (210) 494-8292. Informal sharing and critiquing of poems, short stories, essays. Free and open for participants. Host: Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2nd Tuesdays 7-9 pm – Awaken the Sleeping Poet at the Twig, 200 E. Grayson, Ste. 124, Pearl Brewery (210) 826-6411. Featured poets & open mic. Host: Floyd L. Lamrouex.
- Tuesdays 6–9 pm – Jazz Poet Society – Guadalupe Street Coffee, 1320 Guadalupe St.– (210) 573-5115. Bring poetry and songs and work with other poets and songwriters to present works on stage. A drum circle accompanies poets.
- Tuesdays 7–9 pm – Sun Poets Society – Barnes & Noble San Pedro – 321 NW Loop 410, Suite 104, (210) 342-0008 – Open mic. Host: Rod Stryker.
- Tuesdays 10:30 pm – Puro Slam–The Heights–9315 N. Broadway (just north of 410). Weekly open mic certified by the National Poetry Slam allows poets to deliver their work and get heckled. DJ Donnie Dee spins before and after the show. Sign up begins at 9:30 pm. Slam begins @ 10:30 pm. For more information visit www.puroslam.com.
- 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 7–9 pm – Barnes & Noble, Ingram Festival, 6065 NW Loop 410 (same side as Ingram Mall). Features and open mic. (210) 522-1340. Host: Josie Mixon.
- Every Second Wednesday except July & August – Voices de la Luna Monthly Literary Evening. 6 pm Poetry Workshop / 7 pm Featured Guest / 7:30 pm Open Mic. Viva! Books, 8407 Broadway. (210) 826-1143.
- Thursdays 6:30-9:30 pm – South Presa Bar and Grill – Open mic: poetry, music, and storytelling Host: Andi.
- Last Thursday of Each Month 7–9 pm – Awaken the Sleeping Poet – Features and open mic – Northwoods Barnes & Noble,–18030 HWY 281 N, Suite #140 (281 & 1604)–(210) 490-0411. Host: Floyd L. Lamrouex
- 2nd Saturday 7–9 pm – Gallista – Features and open mic, Gallista Gallery and Art Studio, 1913 S. Flores – (210) 212-8606. Host: Thom E.
- 3rd Saturday 1-3 pm – San Antonio Poets Association – Monthly at San Pedro Presbyterian Church, 14900 San Pedro Ave.
Literature & Arts Places
- BOTANICAL GARDEN—The facility includes 33 acres of formal gardens, pools, fountains, and natural areas; Native Texas Trail, Lucille Halsell Conservatory. www.sabot.org
- CARVER COMMUNITY CULTURAL CENTER—This venue traces its historic roots back some 85 years. It is both a gallery for contemporary art exhibits and a theater for performing artists. www.thecarver.org
- GUADALUPE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER—The center is dedicated to the development, preservation, and promotion of Mexican-American arts. www.guadalupeculturalarts.org
- INSTITUTE OF TEXAN CULTURES—The Institute is concerned with the people who produced Texas events, people who created the robust kaleidoscope that is Texas today. www.texancultures.com
- LA VILLITA—This restored Mexican village captures the charm of the past amid narrow streets and authentic adobe houses with arts and crafts shops. www.lavillita.com
- MAJESTIC THEATRE—Opened in 1929 and restored in 1989 as a performing arts center, the Majestic is said to be one of the finest “atmospheric” theaters ever built. www.majesticempire.com
- McNAY ART MUSEUM—The mission of the McNay is to maintain an art museum on the premises of the estate of Mrs. McNay for the advancement and enjoyment of modern and early art, and for the educational advantage of the public. www.mcnayart.org
- MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE—This venue includes exhibits of contemporary Mexican artists. portal.sre.gob.mx/culturamexsaing/
- SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART—This six-building complex of renovated historic buildings, opened in 1981, focuses on art of the Americas, past and present, but also houses Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and East Asian collections. www.samuseum.org
- PLAYHOUSE SAN ANTONIO—Call the box office for tickets and more information: (210) 733-7258. www.theplayhousesa.org
- SAN ANTONIO SYMPHONY—The mission of the San Antonio Symphony is to inspire, educate, and entertain the people of, and visitors to, San Antonio and South Texas through the performance of live music. www.sasymphony.org
- SOUTHWEST SCHOOL OF ART—Housed in the city’s only remaining example of French Provincial architecture, the Craft Center was established as an alternative art school at the site in 1971. www.swschool.org
- WITTE MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND SCIENCE—Extensive exhibits cover natural history and natural science of Texas. Rebuilt on grounds are four early Texas houses and a furnished log cabin. www.wittemuseum.org