ART, CULTURE

Deadline for ACTLab Proposals Closes Friday

An open call for proposals is ending soon for a forthcoming local conference on the melding of art, culture, and technology at the Institute of Texan Cultures downtown. The 2018 ACTLab New Media Conference, Culture, Art, and Technology in the 22nd Century, is the second such event organized by the Convergent Media Collective, a group of San […]

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ART, CULTURE, Literary Arts

A New Home Rises for the Sun Poets

Tucked away on the second floor of Demo’s, the landmark Greek restaurant on the St. Mary’s Strip, voices echo overhead. It’s Tuesday night, and the Sun Poet’s Society has gathered for its weekly poetry reading. The assembled participants take turns reading in a ‘round robin’ style, each reading original works, as well as selected pieces […]

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CULTURE, San Antonio Stories

Stories of San Antonio: “My Kind”

Editor’s note: Stories of San Antonio is a showcase for stories that highlight the voices, faces, and experiences that define our city. This story was submitted by Tyler James Bruns, a part-time travel writer, who wrote about this poignant experience on the Riverwalk after a recent visit. Homelessness continues to be a prominent issue in […]

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ART, CULTURE, EVENTS

What’s Happening: Week of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is an integral and important part of the rich historic culture here in San Antonio. With much of our community’s population with Mexican- and Indigenous-American roots, the city’s various annual celebrations provide an opportunity for San Antonians to express their regards for loved ones who have […]

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CULTURE, EVENTS, San Antonio Life

Halloween Happenings in the Alamo City

As All Hallow’s Eve draws near in San Antonio, there is certainly no shortage of exciting events to scare and delight trick-or-treaters of all ages. It would be nearly impossible to list everything that the Alamo City has to offer this season, but we’ve composed a list of CO LAB Magazine staff favorites for our […]

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CULTURE, EVENTS, San Antonio Life

Numbers Roll In from SA Hurricane Support

Though San Antonio weathered the Category 4 Hurricane Harvey with minimal damage, local charities and nonprofits stepped in to provide aid and provisions to those affected. They reached out to citizens in surrounding areas to donate what they could, and the community of San Antonio stepped up to the challenge. The creative community stepped up […]

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CULTURE, MUSIC

Acting Thru Music: Making a Buttercup Music Video

Local indie-pop group Buttercup sent out a city-wide open-invite last week to participate in their latest music video production. Dozens risked reprimand for taking a much longer than tasteful lunch break to answer the call, including former Spur Brent Barry. Also, myself. The magic happened at the venerable Charline McCombs Empire Theater, a venue that doesn’t consider itself above […]

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MUSIC, San Antonio Life

Listen to the Sub.Culture Livestream Party

August 20, 2016 – Before I called a taxi on a rainy Saturday night to a stranger’s home, I was uneasy about the decision. Now the yellow cab slogged through a floodplain that was once a west-side neighborhood, and as the red numbers of my fare mounted in the dark, so did those doubts. I didn’t know […]

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CULTURE, San Antonio Life

What You Missed (or didn’t) at PechaKucha Vol 23

August 23, 2016 – San Antonians turned out in their finest at the Empire Theater for Volume 23 of PechaKucha night. Randy Beamer reprised his usual role as emcee with his characteristic aloof wit, sharing the duty with Elaine Wolff, journalist and former editor of the Current, who took over midway and enlivened the discussions with thoughtful and pointed questioning. Hors […]

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