Grace’s Weekend Picks

Friday 8/28

The End of the Tour (Rated R)

Where: Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro
When: Showtimes available online
Price: $9.50 per ticket

There are not many places in San Antonio to see smaller art flicks, and consequently I don’t go to as many as I would like. So when “The End of the Tour” came out, I was thrilled to learn that it was playing in town.
Located under a mall, the Santikos Bijou theater is a little hidden, but it’s definitely worth the drive to see Jason Segal and Jesse Eisenberg in this 106 min drama. “The End of the Tour” tells the story of the five-day interview of author David Foster Wallace (Segal) by Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky (Eisenberg). Although the interview was never published, the film is based on Lipsky’s memoir of the experience, which was published following Wallace’s suicide in 2008.
Adapted for the big screen by Donald Margulies and directed by James Ponsoldt, “The End of the Tour” is rated R for language and some sexual references.


Where: Trinity Baseball fields
When: 8 p.m.
Price: Free

The annual Trinity Welcome Week Concert guest was up in the air for a while, but the Student Programming Board secured what should be a fun-as-hell show.
T-Pain will walk the Trinity grounds today and perform on the baseball field at 8 p.m.
No matter if you are a first-year or a senior, come and celebrate the start of school, and enjoy this free show. Tiger Card required to enter.

Saturday 8/29

“Illustrator Series” hosted by San Antonio Public Libraries

Where: Cody Library Branch, Forest Hills Library Branch
When: 2 p.m.
Price: Free

The Illustrator Series “” a partnership between the San Antonio Public Library and the Alamo City Comic Con “” celebrates the art of local SA comic artists.
The series showcases pieces created by featured artists at several library branches throughout the city. Running up to and through the convention, the series will host multiple receptions to honor the artists throughout the fall semester.
Saturday is a special overlap of exhibit openings and two receptions will be held to honor artists Alfredo “Freddie” Lopez Jr. and Mike Fisher. Fisher will host a presentation at the Cody Library at 2 p.m., and the Forest Hills branch will host a reception for Lopez, also at 2 p.m.


Where: 502 Bar
When: 9-11:45
Price: $5
Age: 21+

Birdcloud is comprised of modern country musicians Jasmin Kaset and Makenzie Green.
Following their introduction in 2009, these two have spent their time on the road writing music “about what Sarah Palin deemed “˜the real America.'”
Featuring characters that depict a realistic picture of American youth, listening to Birdcloud’s music has been described as “the simultaneous urge to laugh, vomit and maybe break down and cry a little at how familiar and sad and true it all is.”
The award winning duo brings its raucous act to San Antonio based 502 Bar this Saturday, doors at 9 p.m.