Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Beth Graham

Shakespeare in the Park is back, but those expecting it to be in the Botanical Gardens should note: it's not going to be there. More on that further down. This year's production is called The Winter's Tale and Director Beth Lopes described it this way.  

“It’s a romance, is the category. It also could be called a problem play.  Mostly because there are equal parts comedy and drama.”

I had to ask “Shakespeare—aren’t they all problem plays of some kind?”  Lopes laughed.

Siggi Ragnar

It’s coming up on a year since the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts opened. It was a highly anticipated element in San Antonio’s positioning of itself as a city on the rise. And the city's residents seem to have embraced it in that first year.

Josh Huskin

The weekend’s upon us; if you’re looking for fun things to do, here are a few.

Bombasta is the multi-genre beat and horn-driven big band. They’re playing at the Empire on Friday, and this one is a big show.

48 Hour Film Project

You may have seen small film crews around town recently, rapidly shooting films.  They were doing something called the 48 Hour Film Project.

 “There are about a hundred and fifty cities around the world who host their own.”

 San Antonio is one of them, according to City Producer Sarabeth Pridgen Fox. As to what happens, here’s how it plays out. People assemble at Fox's house and slips of paper with nine film genres are put into a hat. The genres include horror, drama, action, and mystery.