Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

Daniel D. Baumer

From a retro celebration on the west side, to hot jazz, to a fully air-conditioned musical,  there's plenty to do in the Alamo City this weekend.

First off tonight--the Guadalupe Theater looks good for its age, but let's face it: it's turning 75.  Executive Director Christina Balli explains on how they're marking its birthday.

Edward Benavidez

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center focuses on one particular kind of dance this weekend. It's a dance whose origins are long ago and far away. Here's the Guadalupe's Belinda Menchaca.

"It actually comes from the southern region of Spain--Andalusia, and is influenced   by Arabic music and comes from the gypsies, and of course, it has evolved, and I think that is why it is so vibrant today."

She's talking of course about Flamenco.

Guadalupe Cultural Arts

A play opens Friday night at the Guadalupe Theatre based on a children's book. That book is That's Not Fair, No Es Justo! And it's based on a young San Antonian's realization that sometimes things just aren't fair.

Greg Zaragoza

San Antonio is packed with things to do this weekend, and here are three you should really consider. First off tonight The Classic Theatre's Santaland Diaries.

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.