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From art, to Frida Kahlo, to the Cactus Pear Music Festival – here are three events to see in the Alamo City this weekend.

Linda Pace Foundation

Ground was broken Wednesday morning for San Antonio's newest art museum. 

The building was conceived by the late artist and philanthropist Linda Pace, who said it came to her in a dream. Its curious name – Ruby City – is explained by the Linda Pace Foundation's Rick Moore.

"Ruby City was the reflection of Linda's dream where she envisioned an iconic structure that was deep red," Moore said.

And in typical Pace fashion, she planned for the museum to be a memorable structure.

The Pedrito Martinez Group

From a Gospel brunch to Afro-Cuban music, to a Farmer's Market, get ready--the Weekend's here. Saturday morning at Trinity University, it's the Trinity Market. It's the city's only University-sponsored Farmer's Market.

"We really focus on Health and Wellness, so most of our vendors offer healthy options in addition to your farmers and ranchers that come out."

That's Trinity's Haley Sayrs.

Courtesy Artpace

One wonders what the initial reaction was to Adriana Corral's request to rip open the concrete floor at Artpace for her newest work. It's a highly polished concrete that once was an auto showroom floor. According to the organization, they give their artists-in-residence free range to create. So when Corral wanted to dig a 4'x8' grave 10' down into the foundation of their downtown gallery, the real question was is would the building still be structurally sound.

University of the Incarnate Word

Looking ahead to arts and culture events over the weekend in South Texas, Crystal Paul from Artpace talks about tonight's Jazz on the Roof event.

"This round is a tribute to '60s Miles Davis with the Adrian Ruiz Quintet."

For those who haven't been to the rooftop jazz events, Paul describes the setting like this.

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