Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Fiesta San Antonio Commission

The official Fiesta 2017 poster was unveiled last night. Twenty-five San Antonio area artists had submitted designs for the Fiesta San Antonio Commission’s annual contest. New Braunfels-based artist Therese Spina’s design was revealed to members and guests of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission at The Witte Museum's Mays Family Center. 

MURALI SUBRAMANIAM

From a documentary to a festival of light to very old music in a very old place--the weekend is here.  First off, Saturday night  head to the Mission Marquee Plaza for a revealing and free documentary.

Droning organ sounds, piano fragments, rainy-day strings, a choir, and even the shortwave sound of mysterious “numbers” stations come together on Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson’s debut release on the classically oriented Deutsche Grammophon label.

Filmmaker Mel Gibson has two obsessions: grisly violence and martyrdom. Hacksaw Ridge, his new World War II film, splits its 140 minutes between the two of them almost 50-50 (or 70-70). It's good, in a sturdy, muted, unsurprising way.

The mystical world of Doctor Strange, where sorcerers clash in an interstellar battle royale, unfolds in a shape-shifting, time-bending, mind-blowing flurry of special effects. The facades of buildings turn and flip like the rows of a giant Rubik's Cube. Whole cities are vacuumed into the sky like wispy clouds of lint. Temporal loops destroy and reconstitute entire neighborhoods, which are made to seem like life itself sits on tectonic plates that no one knew existed below their feet. Reality as we know it becomes as malleable as soft clay.

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