Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

Rosie Sanchez

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center has named its new executive director. Her name is Cristina Balli, and it's not her first time to live in San Antonio.

"I was here in the early '90s as a student at Our Lady of the Lake University," she says.

Balli says that though she hadn't found her way into the full-time arts field yet, even then she looked up to the Guadalupe.

"It has always performed as one of the leaders in Chicano, Latino and Native American arts programming in the country," Balli says.

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.

Mobile Om

The weekend looms large, with drama, art, and even yoga ... in a very unusual place. First, on Saturday let's head to the Frida Festival. Janie Villareal McClinchie is producing it.

"It's going to be at the Brick, which is located at the Blue Star Gallery."

The inspiration behind the festival is Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. McClinchie explains the connection.

The Guadalupe Dance Company is starting up a series of recurring dance events and it starts with a phrase in Spanish: Pisando Fuerte.

"Pisando Fuerte means stomping hard, which of course, is Flamenco dance."

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center's Jeanette Chavez. And she's talking about something they're calling Flamenco Fridays, which happen the next two Fridays, June 3rd and June 10th.

Murali Subraman

Another cooler weekend is heading our way and we've found some fun things to do, rain, shine or a mix. 

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