Papa Bear, founder of San Antonio AIDS Foundation, was SA’s first major HIV/AIDS Advocate.
When gay men, who were patrons of Robert “Papa Bear” Edwards’ bar, became sick and dying of AIDS in the early ‘80s when not much was known about the disease, he knew he had to do something to offer them comfort and care and soon founded the San Antonio AIDS Foundation.
The local creative artistic industry adds $4.3 billion to San Antonio’s economy yearly.
But local leaders and members of the local arts community say cultural equity - comprehensive access to all the arts and resources - is crucial to not only growing local arts, but to developing a well-rounded society.
Grammy award winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard and his quintet known as the E-COLLECTIVE will be coming through the Alamo City via the Carver Community Cultural Center on Saturday, Nov. 19 beginning at 8 p.m.
King Kevin Wolff and the Magik Theatre invite you to relive the days of “Olde Englande” and make merry through games and entertainment during the second annual Shakespeare in the Park: Renaissance on the River beginning at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at La Villita.
The festival continues from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 19-20. Admission is free although vendors will sell food and beverages.
John Webb at Dock Space Gallery
John Webb is a practicing architect, professor in UTSA’s architecture program, an artist with an MFA from UTSA (emphasis on sculpture), and a master craftsman employing all his training to create exquisite, masterfully crafted sculpture using bodily and mechanical forms as well as ingenious furniture art whose aesthetics please and intrigue the eye.