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Department for Culture & Creative Development Celebrates Summer with Free Events and Activities in July
San Antonio(July 7, 2015) - Summer is in full swing and the City of San Antonio's Department for Culture & Creative Development will host several events throughout the month of July at La Villita Historic Arts Village, Historic Market Square, and Mission Marquee Plaza. These events are free and open to the public, so residents are encouraged to mark their calendars and make plans to attend. The Community is also invited to visit the many City public art installations as another fun way to enjoy the summer months in San Antonio.
La Villita Historic Arts Village
418 Villita St.
July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23: ¡Bravo! An Evening of Song and Dance
The Arneson River Theatre at La Villita serves as the picturesque backdrop for this award-winning annual dance and musical performance series. ¡Bravo! features the Parks and Recreation Department’s Fandango and Alamotion Dance Troupes performing Mexican Folkloric, jazz, hip hop and Latin style dances. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday nights through July 23. Doors open at 7 p.m. Free admission (donations appreciated).
July 21: San Antonio Current Presents the Coors Light Free Concert Series
Enjoy a free concert at La Villita’s historic Arneson River Theatre every third Tuesday of the month presented by the San Antonio Current and Coors Light. The July show features headliner Brownout and several local, regional and national bands of various music genres. As part of Downtown Tuesday, parking at City-operated parking garages, parking lots and parking meters is free after 5 p.m. Show is 7-10 p.m. Free admission.
July 26: Spurs Silver Dancers Final Audition
Finalists vying for a spot on the 2015-2016 Spurs Silver Dancers team will perform at the Arneson River Theatre for a final audition in front of celebrity guest judges and the public. The event includes special appearances and performances by the Spurs Coyote and Spurs Team Energy, as well as raffles and giveaways. 7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Seating is limited. Free admission ($5 donation is appreciated to benefit the Silver & Black Give Back to help local flood relief).
Historic Market Square
514 W. Commerce St.
July 19: Market Square's Ice Cream Social
There's nothing better than a cool tasty treat on a hot summer day! In celebration of National Ice Cream Day, bring the family – and your sweet tooth – to enjoy a wide assortment of San Antonio's finest ice cream treats. This first-time event will also include food booths and live music. Noon-6 p.m. Free admission.
Mission Marquee Plaza
3100 Roosevelt Ave.
July 11, 25: Mission Marquee Market
Mercado O'Liva and the Department for Culture & Creative Development bring together local growers and authentic artisans, craftsmen, and artists to sell their goods in this historic Southside location. The market features fresh and local organic produce, chef-created items, hand-made local wares and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission.
July 11, 25: H-E-B Family Film Series
Bring the entire family for free movie screenings all summer-long. Load up your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the movie. Free popcorn and give-aways also will be available. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (original 1990 version) will be screened on July 11 and “Big Hero 6” will be featured on July 25. CPS Energy will be on-hand on July 11 to share information about its Casa Verde program. Gates open at 7 p.m., and the movie screenings will begin 15 minutes after dusk. Free.
Public Art San Antonio
Residents and visitors are also invited to see the city from a unique point of view by visiting the Public Art San Antonio projects throughout the city. A public artworks map is available at GetCreativeSanAntonio.com/PublicArt.
Recent art installations include: Joe O'Connell and Blessing Hancock's El Bosque, an outdoor sculptural wall that has been installed at the new District 9 Encino Branch Library, and Jon Isherwood's Sotol Duet, a pair of carved granite sculptures that has been installed in Panther Springs Park.
For more information and a complete list of events, visit GetCreativeSanAntonio.com or call 210-206-ARTS (2787)
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